Empty Street Style

NYC 2020

As I mentioned in my last post, I am having panic attacks of late but I must be feeling better if I am cleaning my shower grout with a toothbrush and micro needling and then applying vitamin C serum to my skin. But that’s a whole other diagnosis.

I wonder what we will want to be wearing when this pandemic is over? Will the trends we saw prior to the shelter in place orders be long gone? Will we have a great desire for structured clothing when all we have been wearing at home are casual comfy things–on our bottom halves at least– for Zoom calls? Will the gravity of this event make fashion seem frivolous?

While style never goes away–it reflects the wearer not the trends, I do think of fashion as a reflection of a hope providing an expression of identity, creativity and freedom. Our concerns for health and stability are more dire now, but I bet they will inform, in some way, what we will be wanting to wear when we get through these trying times.

Fashion: Funny or Forever?

Fashion introduces a look to the main stream that appears surprising at best and at worse, ludicrous. Then a year later after seeing enough of whatever you are seeing, becomes palatable, and then, a year after that, down right desirable and then, possibly a wardrobe staple. Take Uggs for instance. When California surfer girls started wearing them in the 80’s, it looked crazy to wear boots with swimwear or shorts. Forty years later, they are ubiquitous in both cold and warm weather. Note a couple of 2020’s trends: square toed shoes and socks with sandals. What do you think? Will they have staying power?

A.W.A.K.E.
Tucker
Bottega Veneta
Edward Berthelot/Getty Images
CREDIT: KRISTINA BUMPHREY/STARPIX/SH

Signet and Pinky Rings

As my hands age you would think I’m not looking to place shiny objects on them to call attention to their age spots, wrinkles and arthritic knuckles. However, I am thinking that a shiny object is JUST the thing to excite me when I look down at my hands. I have loved signet rings since seeing it on my late Great Grandpa Harry when I was a child. I’m planning to get my hands on that one. Here are a few choices, just in case it doesn’t turn up.

David Yurman
Tiffany
LeandraMCohen/FryPowers
Pippa Middleton/GettyImages
Tiffany
Prince Charles/Tatler
Goop

Door Jewelry

Notable about visiting NYC is the constant exposure to design in big and small ways. I could just pick one category to note while I am walking around and I will see interesting examples of it. Below is a small sample of exterior door handles/knob photographs I have collected.

Kips Bay Decorator Show House, Palm Beach 2020

This year’s Kips Bay Decorator Show House, Palm Beach is featured at a spectacular West Palm Beach estate named Bamboo Hill. It was designed by Lars Bolander and Nadine Kalachnikoff (husband and wife) and benefits Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club. Now through March 1st. Go.

Branca
Robin Gannon Interiors
Robin Gannon Interiors
Lucas Studio, Inc.
Lucas Studio, Inc.
Light on White Studio
Kevin Isbell Interiors
Nievera Williams Design
Sarah Blank Design Studio