These two perfect presents at Moschino’s meatpacking shop go together like lamb and tuna fish. Spaghetti and meatball. Moschino and I. The always dexterous, occasionally edgy, and sometimes girly label is an accomplished marriage of carefully crafted artistic intent and ironic playful creativity, which oft times takes the form of its contradictory, unexpected, and satirical components; think lacquered veggies on the lapel of a classic tweed blazer, black suede jacket swiss cheese’d by golden paillettes, and crinoline layered pencil skirts.
With such attention to detail and unorthodox embellishments, Rossella Jardini makes her contemporaries seasonal crops look the step child produce of aloof negligence.
And although the collection is rather mild for the label in comparison to seasons past (and its Spring Summer future), it’s still amazing! So get wrapped up in Moschino Resort 2012.
Moschino, 401 West 14th, 212.243.8600
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I have to admit I have never fully appreciated (nor truly followed) Diane von Furstenberg’s aesthetic And to be honest, I probably wouldn’t have, were it not for her meatpacking shop’s “Sick City Windows” worthy windows (or an invite to her runway show). But since the cones of cups in her holiday display caught my attention before the catwalk had a chance to, I thought why not give the brand a more careful perusal (<—-this my friends, is visual merchandising success at its finest)!
I am happy to share that my inquest into the collection did not lead me astray, rather it sparked what is sure to be a lasting love affair with the quirk-licious label.
Let me just say that I know how deplorable it is to admit that the only mental association etched into the fashion catacombs of my mind for Diane von Furstenberg (until now) was her iconic wrap dress. But I couldn’t help it, the retail world just wouldn’t let me forget! And on the one hand, just like actors who would rather be type cast rather than not cast, perhaps it is better that DVF’s wrap be a household name and continue to flood them nationwide, rather than not.
But, on the other hand by doing so, the over popularized best selling working girl staple has in the minds of many become the beacon of her legacy, and the monolith exposition of her design, when in reality the wrap has commercialized and overshadowed the true intricacy and radiance of Furstenberg’s craft.
The 2012 resort collection is print-tastic!
It is proportionally above par, complex, and seemingly devoid of the label’s
wrapped bread and butter.
Now if only Kourtney & Khloe could be so lucky…
Diane von Furstenberg, 874 Washington St, 646.486,4800
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E’yep, just like the picture says, Marc by Marc Jacobs is hosting a holiday backyard bbq, aka white trash christmas extravaganza and wants you to attend. No holiday is complete without some quintessential awkward family photos, so get over to Marc Jacobs, have your picture taken and become part of his sickkk holiday windows.
Where not only do you get to be photographed in the window complete with firewood, lawn chairs and spare fence urging you to beware of the dog, you get to accessorize your white trashiness with your choice of mullets, toy guns, flamingos and cowboy hats.
Did I mention that afterwards your portrait will be taped on the window and displayed for all to see??? It’s like a dream within a dream within a dream, only its a holiday window display of pictures of people in the holiday window display!
Here is my Marc by Marc awkward family photo, middle left, in the south facing window on west 11th. You can’t tell because of the flash, but we are actually getting ready to prepare our white trash meal of freshly killed lawn flamingo, yum!
Marc by Marc Jacobs, 403 Bleeker St, 212.924.0026