Saturday, February 27, 2010

Sunny in Sydney

I am currently down under in Sydney Australia. The weather is fantastic and I have been touring the neighborhoods. Today I visited Paddington and their large outdoor market. I cruised up and down Oxford St and veered off to the side streets and back. Mardi Gras is occuring today however it is not the same Mardi Gras as we have in the states, it is more similar to Gay Life Pride Parade Day in NYC. So many fantastic costumes. The parade starts in Taylor Square at Oxford St. Oxford has lots of great boutiques, the majority are spendy but I took lots of pictures.
Many houses in Paddington have some Victorian influence. Also reminds me of the south. Anybody see Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil?


Yes cat bowls, how cute!!! And $129.00
Moving on.....

Sweet and dainty while still being cute tea cups.

Pillows at
Paddington Market on Oxford St.
a good deal at $38.00, they are embroidered.
The colours of the yarns are so vibrant and rich.

And this above is a cake!
Sweet Art on Oxford St

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Swedish Home of Anna Malin

Swedish Home of Anna Malin
This post I saw on a favourite blog of mine, decor8. This home is fabulous, cozy, crisp and stylish! Of course she is Swedish, Swedes  always have great taste.  Decor8 is such an inspirational blog for all things crafty and artsy.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Valentines and Fashion Week

Valentine's Day, lots of snow and Fashion Week- the past week here in NYC has been quite busy! Also need to note this is the last show in the Bryant Park Tents. The show is moving to Lincoln Center. It will be interesting to see how that goes.

After a long day of teaching many sewing classes I came home to a fabulous Valentine's Day card and dinner from my sweet.
Notice the little cut out heart in hot pink has sharp edges.
Seems to be a theme.
Zac Posen, Betsey Johnson, Marc Jacobs, Thakoon are showing architectural edges on their garments and some are showing long johns!
It's hard to choose what pictures to feature, do I show the crazy stylised outfits or the actual wearable ones. With the crazy, just remove the accessories and look at the garment itself. First pic is a Betsey striped knit dress, so cute with the slouchy belt. Betsey's inspiration were the good ole days in the wild wild west. Lots of peasant blouses, ruffles, layering and flat folds.

Next is from a show I went to on Friday night at MILK Studios,  
Costello Tagliapietra. They use an organic dye process called Air dye. Their clothes were so soft looking, elegant and draped so beautifully.


Marc by Marc Jacobs. Always cute, unique and cool. A few bright colours like deep red and royal.
He uses the sharp edges in his plaid peasant blouse.
And then ended with a few simple detailed black dresses. Classic. He is one designer I would love to work with, even get his coffee.

Check back for more Fashion Week reports.