Sunday, December 27, 2009


Winter boots, half looks like it was the lower half this time, hohoho! When you spy something like this, how can you pass it up? These (Demeulemeester? knockoffs) were just too interesting, and such a bargain.

The singing Frosty with the light-up cheeks was extra, but well worth it as he balances out the edginess of the supple black leather and dichotomous, covered up/revealing concept going on.

Note the ankle-warmer effect the scrunched leather creates...perfect for the frozen northland where, when temperatures plummet, ankle warmth becomes paramount.

So good luck with your own post-Christmas hunting and gathering! May you find your own treasures...

Monday, December 21, 2009


O.K., These are not the World's Ugliest Sweaters, but they are looking a bit's too long, the other is too short (and in that "this-sweater-was-in-style-about-8-years-ago" way).

I still love the colors though, and the textural interest created by the different patterns, the open stitching (forgive me if that's an incorrect term, I do not knit) and the ribbing is lovely.

The soft pink mohairiness of's like a pink wooly cloud.

This one has some silk in it and is not at all scratchy but quite soft.

You can probably guess where this is going.
It's really hard to get started. You feel a frisson of danger, of destruction and doom. The fear that even though every time you put the sweater on you think, "Nooooo...too short, too long, too can't find the right thing to wear under it", you will make it even worse.
But then you start to cut. And let me tell you, it gets easier. Almost frightenly easier. The lavendar one is already gone...
Come back in a few days and you will see...

Friday, December 11, 2009


CHOCOLATE...Breakfast of Champions.

Along with the other Vitamin C foods (that would be Coffee, Cheese...hmmm, I'll have to come up with some more), chocolate is high on my list of health foods. The only time I ever remember being tired of chocolate was after a month long trip to middle Europe (countries to remain nameless) which I enjoyed greatly except for the food. At that time, I was a vegetarian and being a vegetarian in middle Europe is like being a vegetarian in the midwest USA: damn hard. So pretty much all I ate there were the three C-vitamin foods named above. Every day. All day.

Anyway, I highly encourage anyone and everyone to make sure they get their recommended dosage of Vitamin C today.

Especially Rick Owens.