jacket: ? (purchased in Seoul, Korea 2007) | jeans: The Gap, 2005 | boots: ? (Tootsi Plohound, 2003) | eyewear: Yves St Laurent, 2010
i got this jacket in Seoul on sale for about $44 US dollars. the label’s been cut out, probably to discourage re-sale at a higher price or something. i think it’s great, but the one bad thing about buying clothes designed for Asians is that all the limbs tend to be midgetty. the sleeves were too short so i bought this pair of floppy leg warmers at Joyce Leslie and attached them to the sleeves at the elbow. this jacket gets tons of compliments.
my pal talked me into the boots in 2003, because they were on sale at Tootsi in SoHo for $89. i can’t even see the designer’s name inside. not that crazy about them, the heels are too short and the sole is thin (generally i prefer a platform). but they’re fine in this crappy weather for a stroll to the post office, that’s for sure. they’re actually not bad, they have these neat long leather laces that just wrap around haphazardly.
hat: Zamir, 2006 | jacket: Alessandro dell’Acqua, 2004 | eyewear: Chanel, 2005 | leggings: Adidas, 2010 | boots: Dior, 2005
back in late December, we had a major snowstorm. and it was a mess. there were buses backed up for dozens of blocks all the way up Fifth Ave. and everybody complained about what a disaster it was, the streets weren’t plowed for days in some cases. since i don’t have a car it really didn’t affect me that much, i generally walk everywhere anyway. so when everybody else got pissed, all i could think was: well, Mayor Bloomberg did say the city is toe-up, and apparently snow costs "a million dollars an inch." and then the mayor’s approval rating evidently went way down. and so the media joked that this time around he’d declared a "war on snow." (ha ha haa that’s pretty funny actually.) well, we must have won the war. it doesn’t seem that anyone is buried in avalanches today.
(i’m pretty sure the lost income to the city from all the snow-hobbled businesses actually ends up costing more than a million an inch but whatever.)
hat: Zamir, 2006 | eyewear: Chanel, 2005
everybody always asks where i got this aviator "bomber" hat. at the little store that used to be on Houston St just west of La Guardia. they’re not there anymore. :(