‘Tis the season bloggy friends for coveting. I know giving and all that is the good part, but after spending an amazing weekend in New York City with my best guy, there’s plenty of eye candy on my wish list.
Saturday morning had us heading uptown for brunch at Sarabeth’s. On the way, I stopped to oggle the Gucci holiday window and noticed these totally FAB silver boots. The retro-ness of them has me longing for another one of my favorite wardrobe staples – the shift dress.
Gucci leather boots, Gucci.com
Another one of my favorites from the weekend is this gorgeous eyelet moto jacket from Joe Fresh. What a way to turn denim and a tee into something special for somewhere special!
Eyelet Moto Jacket, Joe Fresh
We also spent Sunday morning at the Christmas Market at Union Square. We picked out unique and some handmade gifts for family members. I also eyed a dainty band (similar shown) that I’d like to have someday when I’m not supposed to be Christmas shopping for others instead.
Scalloped band, by Erin Gallagher
We also spent several hours at the Museum of Modern Art. The exhibit Henri Matisse The Cut-Outs was absolutely amazing. I am familiar with Matisse paintings, but not with his work near the end of his career and life. I loved this box of prints from his collection of vivid (and some very large) works.
Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs Exhibition Catalogue, Museum of Modern Art
I also found a six-story townhouse I wouldn’t mind having in the Murray Hill neighborhood of midtown Manhattan. But at almost $4 million, I’m pretty sure that won’t be under my tree this year.
Surprisingly, we didn’t do much shopping over the weekend. There was just too much to see and do, but I could probably post a handful of blogs filled with all this girl’s favorite things!
I have long been intrigued with Jane Mount and her ideal bookshelves.
I’m a reader, my husband is a literature buff, my small boys die to be read to. That’s why I constantly keep my eye on 20×200’s collection of Jane Mount’s art. She makes “ideal bookshelves” for everyone – over 600 to be exact.
Obviously, I’m into fashion. And to no lesser degree, fashion books.
My blog, my weekly column and my wardrobe are proof positive of that.
However, something I find most frustrating when it comes to fashion, is that what my vision entails often doesn’t even exist in the market. So I began casually looking for ways to “invent” or create that elusive thing I’m looking for.
I discovered books on how to do just that. One of my faves is “Fashion Artist: Drawing Techniques to Portfolio Presentation” by Sandra Burke. The review of this book states, “Thorough text, self-explanatory drawings, photographs of the fashion model, together with artwork from international designers and illustrators, this book demonstrates the accepted design standards used in the fashion industry.”
Brilliant! I’m putting it on my Christmas list because I’m kind of a tough cookie to shop for. (Unless you are my husband and you shop directly from this blog… also brilliant!)
Maybe my New Year’s resolution will include more sketching and sewing… wait and see!