Hello from Noo Yawk City
Tuesday, February 05, 2008
It's 5:15am. Can we say lingering Beijing jet lag?
But! We are pretty thrilled to be ensconced in an impossibly fluffy hotel bed in the middle of New York, our favorite city in the world. (Yes, yes, we know we say that about every city, but this time it's really true.) I arrived yesterday afternoon and headed out to do a lil' photo project for Gucci (more on that later), and then had the rest of the day to wander around and drink coffee and take photographs and (of course) do a little shopping, window and otherwise.
Of course, any self-respecting fashion follower has one destination this week, and I couldn't resist dropping by the New York Fashion Week tents at Bryant Park to check out the scene. Which looked something like this:
Truthfully, the big white tents make it kind of look like a wedding with a lot of fashionably dressed people -- plus a handful of gawpers (it was mostly a trio of tourists in ski coats and me, fervently checking out the parade of colored tights and majorly large hats and tons and tons of booties). Curiosity satisfied, we left the other lurkers to gawk in peace and headed up to Rockefeller Center, where we may have had to check out the huge Anthropologie flagship. With windows like this, how could we resist?
We also admired the ice skating. It's just so perfectly New Yorky.
Then we meandered up 5th Avenue, stopped by a deli for a bagel snack (when in New York…) and Cherry Coke Zero (best. drink. ever!), took a bit of a rest on the gloriously pastel pink-and-purple couch in our hotel room and went to meet Susie and others for drinks and dinner. I am happy to report that Susie is as charming and utterly fashionable as ever, despite her awful computer woes. (Note to self: Ask for Susie's Williamsburg shopping itinerary, because we obviously need to be checking out the vintage over there.)
We're going to attempt to navigate the crazy double-headed shower in the bathroom and head off for some more adventures today. Stay tuned!
Oh, and while we're at it: We had a perfectly lovely weekend vintage treasure-hunting in Delaware, where we picked up this funky plaid coat, among other goodies: