geniuses and fashionistas

they wore coats
michelle tyler blog
winter skin

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geniuses and fashionistas 

I ended up at the Apple Store, on Madison Avenue, this past Sunday. That either sounds very interesting to you or infinitely boring. For me, it turned out to be a winter fashion review. There were “geniuses” and fashionistas.

The building, was originally a bank, with vaulted ceilings, a marble staircase, and the bank vault on view. And what did they wear? They wore coats. 

I was there with my husband, (tangent coming). Oh how I dislike the term “hubby.” I mean really, must you? 

I’m afraid that “hubby” might be what Pence’s “mother” calls him.

And partner has always meant business partner to me, which I suppose spouses are, but still, it’s so cold, so clinical, partner.

Perhaps I should call my husband “pardner,” like in the Old West, or like the “old salt” we knew on Cape Cod? He called my husband “pard.” Ok, I’m a bit hypomanic today—tangent over.

This is what the simple folk, of Madison Avenue, were wearing. Colorful coats, not the usual black that most citizens of New York are in year around.

This woman’s coat looks just red here, probably because she is standing next to the red t-shirts of the geniuses, but her coat was more like a rich persimmon color, a color I’ve been attracted to for a long time.

Another style was the faux fur teddy bear like coat. “Teddy bear” coats are everywhere, I think its fair to say that everybody has now “knocked off” the original Max Mara coat. 

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loyal like a puppy

loyalty
really random thoughts
fallen aristocrat

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loyal like a puppy

You might ask where I’ve been for the past week or so? Well, I haven’t been to Paris, not even in my mind. I have been to a kind of private hell, a hell of my own making. I’ve been loyal like a puppy.

Briefly, let me tell you about it and see if you can relate, and let’s see if we can do anything about not doing it again, shall we?

I took on a job, a project really, one that from the beginning I thought of as temporary. It was supposed to be a way to have some fun, doing something with fashion, and make some money. Ha!

puppies

My problem is, that like a puppy, I am sickeningly loyal.

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everybody knows

everybody knows
paris
dior
good things

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mississippi goddamn

We all know it, everybody knows, there are two United States right now. Places are split down the middle, and people have been forced to choose sides. And somehow I’m feeling like that’s ok, it happens in history, times like these.   

Smart people hate to say “I’m right, they’re wrong,” because then we sound like “them.” And then we are lost in us and them. So many of us are choosing to say not who we are for or not for, but what we are going to stand for. 

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slow, ethical, and sustainable gift list

slow, ethical, and sustainable
bathsheva hay
good things, small packages
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Slow, Ethical, Sustainable

Behida Dadolić

By now you know the mantra: slow, ethical, and sustainable fashion is what I believe, and I hope you do too, we should be looking for in fashion.

I’m not expecting 100% adherence from myself or others, I’m just trying to adhere to what I believe, I’m just trying to walk the talk.

To that end, I’ve compiled a list of some of my favorite brands, with links and some pictures. I don’t cover some categories of clothing, but I’ve got some, of most of the basics. Some of the brands on this list I’ve talked about, others I haven’t, but I think they all deserve a look.

And, if you need some other category, just ask me and I will try to provide in the future.

Dresses, suits, separates:

Kal Rieman

Kal Rieman
Zeromcornejo
Ajaie Alaie
Alabama Chanin
Zuri

Jewelry:
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Pichulik

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Pichulik

Hats:
Behidaholic

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