There's a really great interview with designers Jack and Lazaro of Proenza Schouler from the latest "Grazia" circulating the web right now.
Most blogs have focused on their controversial quote about how people can afford a clothing line even the designers themselves confess to being to poor to afford. That's pretty good copy, I agree, but I took to this quote too
"We are also tired of the shoes with the studs and the whole biker-jacket thing," says Lazaro.
"It's so common," Jack says.
"We work on Broadway near Topshop and are so over seeing all those young girls showing so much skin," Lazaro says.
Good for you, boys! Time for folks to stop spending so much money to look like they crawled out of some 80's zombie movie.
I'm really diggin' this Dolce Vita for Target colab boot. Get it now and rock it straight into Fall....but since it's only online right now, how will I spend the additional $15 necessary for free shipping?
Guess I'm stocking up on PopTarts
(Multi-Buckle pleather boot, Dolce Vita for Target, $34.99 at www.target.com )
All day yesterday Lanvin was taking in deliveries of no doubt fabulous little frocks and baubles. The imagination stirs. I cannot wait til the Madison Avenue flagship opens!
But what I truly appreciate is how the painted birds on the storefront remind me of Disney's many princesses and their helper woodland creatures. That's right doves and sparrows, drag in those silks and satins!
Sometimes my friends and I pretend we're the original Supes (I know, I know, but go with me). I'm always Linda. There's something so fun about taking on the haughty air of that statuesque chameleon while on the way to pick up beer and peanut butter. Naomi and Cindy are always snatched up quickly by my crew, but no one ever mentions Christy. I guess there isn't much to mime since she's never been affected by the glamour and glitter. Christy seems like the down to earth girl whom the others call in tears to share their heartbreaks.
Recently interviewed in the UK Telegraph, she remains poised, wise and humble about a career that's stood the test of time (her famous Maybeline contract is on year 19!)
There's lots of great quotes, but my fave is how she finds her daily tasks as a model so silly:
"I remember doing a shoot for Herb Ritts, hanging off the Eiffel Tower — that wasn't your usual day at the office"
Well, Christy, the next time I'm puttin' on The Trinity strut to Crate and Barrel, I'll grab a lamp post Gene Kelly style and pretend I'm you clutching the wrought iron of Paris in a diaphanous Westwood gown. Sounds like a good work day to me.
If you're looking for something to do this weekend I highly recommend the Hester Street Fair.
My friend Miss LG introduced me to this great little Lower East Side market filled with vintage clothing, antique and handmade jewelry, homemade macarons, upcycled housewares and a misting booth to cool down after all that shopping (and maybe an impromptu ping-pong match at the center court?)
radiant salad or Cookie Crisp bowls upcycled from old records
my new friend, George Yzquierdo's jewelry collection is unrivaled. So many goodies, but I fell hardest for these Kenneth Jay Lane pieces. I want that dangly frog brooch!
and I spotted this horse pin for Mr Taurus
I wussed out and dodged the Thai Chili, opting instead for the yummers Red Velvet and Honey Butter Cream, a new flavor they were experimenting with that I couldn't stop raving over. Delish!