Her catwalk is the sidewalk.
 
Her catwalk is the sidewalk.

Fashionation

You know those days. You have a fan-flipping-tastic outfit on, feeling like the bee’s knees, and then record scratch! Someone more fabulous flits in the picture with a lovelier, lust-have outfit on, leaving you feeling like a fourth-grader in knee socks (no matter how chic the socks are). Le sigh and c’est la vie, mes chéris.

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New Year’s Eve circa my freshman year in college: I was at my friend Jacque’s house with a pack of our sorority sisters, primping before some pop-fizz-clink in NYC. We were feeling pretty pleased with our outfits until someone sassier stepped in. The scene stealer in this case was Jacque’s older sister and the lust-worthy outfit (or more specifically, the coat) wasn’t just from any old store…

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It was a gorgeous glam trench coat, in a flirty length just above the knee, in an elegant champagne hue with a shimmery belt and chic fur collar. Her sister click-clacked down the stairs in her heels and golden locks, and dashed out the door. “Where…did she get that coat?” I asked Jacque. “Oh, Bergdorf’s,” she said. “She works there.”

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Of course an older sister is always sophisticated, especially in a young girl’s eyes, but Bergdorf’s evokes a certain je ne sais quoi, and I’m not the only one to feel the fashionation…

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Bergdorf’s is as famous for dressing its clients as it is for dressing its windows. See for yourself what the infatuation is all about ~ Matthew Miele’s documentary, Scatter My Ashes At Bergdorf’s, opens on May 3rd! Color. Me. Giddy.

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It promises to take fashion-loving mere mortals behind Bergdorf’s magical window displays to a place where “the rich and famous wield their power and eccentricity, where young and talented designers have their dreams granted and denied, and where money and ambition co-mingle with radical ideas of beauty and provocative style.

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“There is ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ and there is Bergdorf’s—it’s just something you fantasize about.”  ~Diane Von Furstenburg

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In the meantime, you can get your fashion fix with the “companion” book to the documentary ~ and drink…

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“Drinking.” ~Bergdorf’s Personal Shopper Extraordinaire Betty Halbreich’s answer, when asked what she’d be doing if she weren’t at Bergdorf’s.


Photo credits: Bergdorf Goodman, Le Petite Chic.

 

April 3, 2013   1 Comment

Her September Issue(s)

“I’m sure all of you are wondering what the hell I’m going to do.” ~Anna Wintour, on her new role as Artistic Director, Conde Nast.

At the age of fifteen her iconic blunt bob was born. She served as editor of Bazaar in her twenties. She moved on to British Vogue by her thirties and then landed the editorship of American Vogue in 1988. Hello, dream career.

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The first to mix high and low end, her debut cover featured a model in a $50 pair of jeans and a $10,000 jewel-encrusted t-shirt…

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She phased supermodel-only covers out…

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…and ushered celebrity-clad covers in.

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She’s been criticized for models’ weight and The September Issue for 2007 weighed in at 840 pages…

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The rest is fashion history in the making, darlings.

So as far as “what the h-e-double-toothpicks” you’ll do, Anna? As long as you keep working your fashion magic, you can do whatever you please, Her Fashion Highness.

March 18, 2013   No Comments

Perfect Gentlemen

“Turn the beat around. It’s not just a song it’s a philosophy.” ~Brad Goreski, favorite stylist, philosopher & fashion crush.

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Not only is Season 2 of It’s A Brad Brad World back ~ but I enjoyed a double-dose of Mr. G. with my other make-believe BFF, Andy Cohen on WWHL last night.

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What a treat! Two wildly creative, incredibly original, hilarious handsome men ~ who also happen to be the perfect gentlemen.

“Follow your passion. Be yourself, but check yourself before you wreck yourself.” ~Andy Cohen

 

March 6, 2013   No Comments

Monday Mantra

Hello, Monday! Let’s start this week off on the right foot.

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“When you see someone putting on his Big Boots, you can be pretty sure that an Adventure is going to happen.” ~A.A. Milne

March 4, 2013   No Comments

Swing-A-Ching-Ching!

Ching, ching, it’s the weekend! A Happy March to you, too, darlings!

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And don’t forget the weekend mantra, lovelies ~ “Thank God I‘m Fabulous!”

March 1, 2013   No Comments