July 7, 2016

They’re Back: Wide Pants

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Bottega Veneta Men’s Sp2017

The women’s collections for the past 2 seasons have shifted their gaze to a pant silhouette that’s decidedly full. The skinny legging look for women and regrettably for men may finally be just about played. If you’re built like a stick without a posterior, then it’s all good. But many of us have muscle and flesh that call for a bit of room in a trouser. This season Bottega Veneta Men’s for spring2017 showed a whole collection without a skinny legged trouser in sight.READ MORE >

July 6, 2016

White Hot Polos

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It’s a heat wave here in NYC and as early as 9 am it’s been staggeringly hot. Short of staying inside a darkened air-conditioned apartment you actually need to plan what to wear that you wont wilt or die in. On the hottest days I don’t reach for tanks or tees but white polos or white button down shirts. Just the look of them says Cool Breeze. There are some great shirts out there that look great any time of the day or night keeping, you cool and looking cool too.READ MORE >

July 1, 2016

One Year Ago, Today…..Google’s Photo App

The Lake of Konstanz Germany
The Lake of Konstanz Germany

This time last year, Anton and I were in Germany for a 3 week trip that would end with a bang. It’s easy to lose track of time but the Google Photos App for IOS devices like the IPhone and Ipad, and  the Google photos App for Android devices do an excellent job of not letting you forget. The app is so worthwhile especially if you take pictures as much as I do. Google Photo App has a charming feature that shows you what you did or where you were a year ago today, 3 years ago today and on and on back in time. So much has happened in this year that its great to look back at moments that were so great and so off the beaten path of our everyday lives.READ MORE >

June 30, 2016

Feet Chic

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I’ve been wearing Birkenstock’s since forever. Like a fine German wine they never lose their ability to surprise and delight. Over the years there are usually one or 2 pair laying near the front door ready to be put into service. But this summer things have gone a little off the deep end and now a legion of them sit ready to go. When Anton and I went skiing in Austria in March we spent some time afterwards at his home on the lake of Konstanz. That’s practically ground zero for Birkenstock’s with a fantastic store way too close for comfort.READ MORE >

June 29, 2016

Keepin’ it Clean: Alvarez Gomez’s Agua de Colonia Concentrada

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If you’re like me and take an average of 2 showers a day, you’ll appreciate this post. At the beginning and end of the day and often just before dinner, I like nothing better than to shift gears and change clothes.READ MORE >

June 28, 2016

Cos: One Stop Shop

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When I was a teenager, my twin sister and I used to fantasize about taking a trip at a moments notice, forcing us from a dull geography class at Groton Junior High to a waiting limo and then off to a secluded runway with a waiting private jet to take us off to Paris or London or Rome… The best part of the fantasy was what we would bring to wear. It couldn’t be things we had but a wardrobe chosen and packed on the way.READ MORE >

June 26, 2016

Happy Gay Pride 2016

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To all of us who’ve been fighting the good fight, living our lives out loud, the young and old who’ve recently come out and to those who still live lives under siege, this is a day to celebrate. It’s a short ride on this spinning ball, why not make the very most of it? Happy Gay Pride !!!

June 25, 2016

Bill Cunningham 1929-2016

I’ve just read that Bill Cunningham has died. An unassuming man  who moved within the highest circles of fashion and society, chronicling every moment through his ever ready camera gave so many a reason to get up, get dressed and get on with it. So many women and men made it their mission to catch his eye hoping to be captured through his lens or just having a good time crossing the street, posing in front of a shop window or shamelessly planting themselves directly in his path. For many Bill was the barometer of their getting it right or not. And all who came in contact with that voracious viewfinder looked longingly in the Style section of the sunday New York Times to see if they’d made the cut.READ MORE >