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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Doin' It: My New York City 5 Year Anniversary!

Five years ago today a wee little guy from Maryland moved to New York to work in fashion. And here's some greatest hits of my own fashions these past five years:

(from my portfolio right before I left Maryland)

You Must Be Pulling My Bluebeard

Last nite's Netflix delight: 1972's horror movie/ misogynistic exercise/ fashion explosion, 'Bluebeard' . 

Richard Burton stars as a sinister lady's man who woos a parade of impossibly made up lovelies before he kills them in elaborate deaths that would make the Crypt Keeper blush.

And what is this power he has over them? Is it his facial follicles of  Benjamin Moore blue or the ornate mansion lush with Technicolor turquoise damask wallpapers and crimson painted wicker chairs? Or is it his air of implied sadism?

("Gee, if only I could train this hawk to rip some white woman's face off on command...")

Not that plot seems to be of importance to the gays that must have ran this show. It's all fashion, fashion, sparkle, diva!

(Forgive the wardrobe department, for they have sinned!)

(The opening credits gave a special "furs by" acknowledgement)

(Oh and a Coiffures credit too. Doin' it!)

("But of course my suit matches my beard...")

Meanwhile, Joey Heatherton plays the one woman who discovers his sinister plot but it's all for naught as she is locked away in the freezer that Bluebeard uses as a sepulchre for his fashion victims

But as Mr G put it so succinctly,  "Joey Heatherton's career was just a good haircut"

Damn that Hollywood engine!  The Nazi resister who shoots Bluebeard at the train tracks manages to save her just before hypothermia kicks in!

(wipe that smirk off your face, you still got 'The Happy Hooker Goes to Washington' ahead of you, B)

But the ending is still a rewarding pastiche of some Charleston tune and credits like Raquel Welch played The Nun...

(you thought I was kidding)

Scrub a Prada Dub

Luckily a lot of my friends work in the medical field so I can borrow their "Prada"

Monday, June 28, 2010

Oh Say Can You Yohji?

Yohji Yamamoto showed an inspired Menswear Spring 2010 collection that reveled in American history for its style references. 

Hmm....I may have found my next fashion inspiration. 

Miles Standish? More like Miles Stylish!

Then a sea of George Washingtons and Thomas Jeffersons:

And a little Ben Franklin in Paris:

Yohji also gave the American Civil War its shout out:

And even acknowledged America's strong showing in the Industrial Revolution and its captains of industry like JP Morgan and Rockefeller:

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Doin' It: PRIDE Weekend

(MALO at 68th and Madison showing their true colors)

(Workin' my pink polo and horse pin. And ain't nothing more proud than a horse!)

(And the partner that makes me proud!)

Friday, June 25, 2010

Pailette Forward

There's something awful wink, wink, nudge, nudge that on Gay Pride weekend Chanel chose for its window display a ruby red Wizard of Oz pailette purse. I can just see the drag queens lining up with window lust and then running to the craft store to make they own for the parade Sunday.

Cuz honey, hot glue and some pailletes cost about $10.50. Chanel: does not.

Don't I Look Cute Today: Thursday June 24th, 2010

Despite the scorching heat I wore a short suit (jacket mercifully on the floor/ too hot) to the Design on a Dime "thank you" party last nite.

A little schvitzy, but composed.

One Last "Dime"

There were a few things I learned at the Housing Works Design on a Dime  "thank you" celebration last nite at the Modani interior design/furniture showroom.

That chairs should be something you wanna sit on:

(Metal Drum "Hariana" Stool, $190, Modani, 212-796-6926)

That I need to get me some oversized chess pieces, which still seem to be the rage in interior design:

That everyone is knocking off Bottega Veneta:

And that I LOVE this idea of framing tribal necklaces:

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Locks of Love

Just got back from Woodley and Bunny where for $10 I got my head shaved. Not only a deal in itself, but the hair is being collected to help soak up the oil spill in the Gulf.

I get a cheap haircut and help some animals? Win, win, win!

So I went from this....

To this!

And I feel great! Those ringlets are gonna save a gaggle of geese, a pack of pelicans, a wad of whales!

(Woodley and Bunny, 196 N 10th St, Brooklyn, 718.218.6588)

Four Legs Good: True Boutique

just look at this little fuzz muffin having a street stare on a sunny Summer afternoon. Little ball of cuteness and bad breath.

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