My sneaker fixation is officially out of control. I know I’m late to the party but better late than never… Like having started in sneaker pre-school, I’ve advanced through the levels and now am in advanced post-grad studies.READ MORE >
Windbreakers are some of the most unheralded articles of clothing in the pantheon of essential modern design. It used to be about a trench coat. Then it was the perfect cashmere coat in black or camel. Let’s not forget the anorak craze of the last several years. All along right under our noses is the perfect workhorse cover-up, the windbreaker.
I first fell for them back in college and then in the ensuing years forgot them. A couple a seasons ago, I stumbled into a Prada store in Germany and found myself face to face with a rack of beautiful nylon hooded windbreakers in black on the outside and a contrasting color inside. Black/sand, black/steel blue, black/smokey grey and black/olive green. With their bright steel zippers gleaming I was hard pressed to choose. With Paris, Austria and Istanbul all on the itinerary before returning to NYC, I figured it would come in handy at some point.
More than just handy, that windbreaker was my go-to jacket for the remainder of the trip. In Austria I wore it over a sweater and down vest for warmth. In Paris it shielded me from rain and wind. In Istanbul it did double duty as a practical covering and at night it was a cool piece that went with everything. As easy to pack as it is to keep clean (wash/dry) I have become a hardcore windbreaker afficianado!
Here are some favorites and ALL are on SALE. A few I’ve added to my mix and some others I pine for. With sales happening everywhere, now is the perfect time to get one or more……
It’s true, there’s never been a stripe I didn’t love. Still, my hunger persists. I was just recently in Paris for a few days and wandering through the Marais came upon a perfect little gem of a Saint James shop. What says Paris more than a striped sailor shirt or beret, perhaps?READ MORE >
Even I find myself protesting too much when it comes to stating my fear of and aversion to tech, but I keep stumbling onto new instruments, gadgets and toys that capture my imagination.READ MORE >
This Thursday at 6 pm at Columbus Circle on the eve of President-Elect Trump’s Inauguration there is going to be a big demonstration. READ MORE >
I would be remiss if I just slipped out of Germany without so much as a Danke Schön. The first week there was great, filled with a roller coaster ride of warm family time together and a little life reaffirming, life threatening drama. Anton’s family, which has become my family too, are so great, so warm and enjoyable. It’s very nice to feel instantly at home and accepted even on the other side of the pond. But you see I’ve been a ‘member ‘ of the Bronner clan for over 30 years , so it sort of makes sense.READ MORE >
The Dover Street Market experience is just what the doctor ordered. In all this time I’ve imagined it as a million different things but not the thing that it is; a world class shopping experience with real fashion up close and very personal. READ MORE >
At the risk of sounding like a snob, I’ve always looked at Zara with just a touch of skepticism. I know, fast fashion is the name of the game but with it comes an awful lot of wear tonight and toss it tomorrow. READ MORE >
It’s so hot I can’t pretend it’s anything but. Getting around the city is like maneuvering in a blast furnace. Whether you go fast or slow you’re cooked. I’ve taken to carrying a hand towel in my pack do sop up the river of sweat that flows from some unknown source on my head. The challenge is figuring out the coolest possible things to wear besides a thong and a prayer.