coat: Vivienne Westwood Anglomania, 2009 | pants: Stella McCartney for Adidas, 2009 | hat: Monarchy, 2009 | eyewear: Chanel, 2005 | hoodie: RLX Ralph Lauren, 2010 | shoes: Fendi, 2010
when i graduated from college in 1990, i gave up black. it came to me in an epiphany one day when i opened up my closet and saw nothing but typical teenage despondence. and so for decades afterward i turned my back on black, i hardly ever went near the pigment except in the Spring of 1997 when Tom Ford and Donna Karan had practically every discerning client of mine desperately begging for it. then sometime around 2009, in the midst of a seemingly pointless never-ending war, the global economic and financial-systems meltdown, and persistent corruption in the government of the most powerful nation in the world, somehow black became appealing to me again. last year, in 2010, nearly every single article of clothing i purchased was black. go figure. if this brutal winter ever lets up, it might be time to live in color again.
coat: Moncler, 2010 | pants: Geld Iaz, 1998 | boots: Gianni Bravo, 2006 | eyewear: Yves St Laurent, 2010
i’m sure i wasn’t the only one who appreciated the sunshine-that-it-seems-we-haven’t-felt-in-months. the streets and stores and restaurants and whatnot all seemed quite bustling yesterday, everybody was out and about despite the still-freezing temperature.
drinks at "the Boom Boom" at Standard Hotel. although on certain nights when you’re feeling festive or have friends visiting from out of town, it’s undoubtedly quite nice to be one of "the chosen" at a place where "people are all the same [and… everybody knows your name]" — it’s actually the earlier hours at the Boom i really love the best, i don’t care what anybody says. ha ha ahaa oh okay who am i kidding, i wouldn’t trade my elite nocturnal status for all the early-hour democracy in the world. this is true.
bag: Fendi, 2007
okay so i’m gradually beginning to grasp how difficult it is to take photos of the primps & clothes in the dark. which is kinda a bummer because obviously all the primping up and clothing (down? haa) mostly happens at night inside very dark places. i can’t stand flashbulbs in restaurants and bars and hotels and whatnot because it makes everything look horrendous and it’s disturbing to the guests and staff and everbody; you look like a silly tourist or something. or worse: a food blogger.
thank goodness the days are getting longer again. can’t wait for this stupid winter to be over. popped in for drinks at this new spot that just opened right in the neighborhood called Alma33. it was okay. the space looks great though, they did a nicer job than the poor prior restaurant which only lasted about a year or so.
okay so apparently, with all the renewed attention being paid to PX This – The Revised Edition— what with The Daily News, and hamptons.com, and Perez Hilton, and dlisted, and foodchannel.com, and Australia’s The Morning Show, and the upcoming appearance on CBS’s The Insider and whatnot—- it seems some people have come to realize The Revised Edition (unlike the original version of the book), aside from its snazzy new cover and funky slick square shape, actually has photographs inside as well.
and true, the two separate books pretty much do cost the same, so i guess that’s not a very good excuse for depriving the early purchaser’s of the original version (thank you!) of the lovely visual eye-candy afforded within The Revised Edition only. fair enough!
so yah. here’s all the photos contained in PX This -The Revised Edition. Thank you for your interest.
bag: Francesco Biasia, 2008 | overcoat: Vivienne Westwood Anglomania, 2009 | car coat: Rick Owens Lilies, 2007 | shoes: Burberry Prorsum, 2010 | eyewear: Fiction, 2010
"…so what comes next after a live appearance on Australia’s [number-one rated] morning show?"
food! of course. dinner at Maialino at The Gramercy Hotel, because it was just a short stroll from the recording studio/spaceship that zzzzoom! satellites you all the way to the land of the kangaroos.
car coat: Rick Owens Lilies, 2007 | top: Geld Iaz, 2010 | leggings: RLX Ralph Lauren, 2010 | eyewear: Fiction, 2010 | shoes: Burberry Prorsum, 2010 | bag: Francesco Biasia, 2008 | sweater (on-air): Elie Tahari, 2009
wow, filming for The Morning Show in Australia was pretty nerve-wracking but a really great experience. a detailed description of the whole shebang will definitely be included in my next book, PX Me, because i’m sure somebody else out there could probably use the information on what to expect and how to prepare for your very first appearance on a live-via-satellite international teevee show. yay!
coat: Vivienne Westwood Anglomania, 2009 | boots: Stella McCartney for Adidas, 2009 | bag: Ann Demeulmeester, 2002 | hoodie: Joe Boxer, 2006 | eyewear: Fiction, 2010
lunch at The Setai Fifth Avenue.