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exercise in contrast

Garance Doré (and Scott Schuman, in audience) at a seminar at the Fashion Institute of Technology

pullover: Ilaria Nistri, 2010 | pants: Geld Iaz, 1998 | rain boots: Jeffrey Campbell, 2010 | bag: GF by Gianfranco Ferre, 2008 | eyewear: Fiction, 2010

 

omg guess who i met! Garance Doré! **squeeeeee**

AND i met Scott Schuman too! **squeeeeeeee** again. (they are so cute it’s ridiculous.)

it was raining so i wore the karma galoshes, maybe they even bring good luck!

dinner at Nuela afterward, since it’s so close by. a lot of the really good stuff— like the foie gras balls that Sam Sifton is too stupid to eat in one bite even though they were like the size of fucking M&M’s, the bacalau fritters, and the sea urchin ceviche— is gone. this is what happens when you don’t play food politics and haven’t spent enough time kissing the retarded food press‘s ass. you can no longer afford to keep the best stuff (and staff) in house, because there’s not enough demand for it. muther fukkers.

 

*[ UPDATE: By request, this post has been modified to facilitate searches for the following commentary below on Shala Monroque and Larry Gagosian. ]*

 

urchin chic

jacket: Junya Watanabe, 2005 | teeshirt: American Apparel, 2009 | leggings: Forever 21, 2008 | boots: Burberry Prorsum, 2010 | eyewear: Gucci, 2005 | bag: Yves St Laurent, 2008 | hat: All Saints, 2010

 

yea this is my irritated wtf-yesterday-was-74-degrees-and-today-it’s-41-fucking-degrees look. i stole this jacket from sweetie, but it’s okay because i still let him wear it every once in awhile. the parka and blazer are actually attached as one piece. it’s even reversible– if you turn it inside out, instead of an orange parka under a black blazer, it looks like a black blazer under a green parka. it’s pretty funky.

 

bath mat

top: Geld Iaz, 2009 | vest: Ito, 2010 | leggings: RLX Ralph Lauren, 2009 | shoes: Giuseppe Zanotti, 2007 | bag: Yves St Laurent, 2008 | eyewear: Yves St Laurent, 2010

 

the forecast said 71˚ today but it actually hit 74˚! yay, you know what that means— Aperol Spritzers at my faaavorite outdoor cafe in all of NYC, Gusto Ristorante e Bar Americano on Greenwich Ave.

it’s so hot i’m actually sweating a bit in this little bath mat i’m wearing.

 

overload

pants: Adidas, 2010 | shoes: Y3 Yohji Yamamoto for Adidas, 2010 | sweater: ? | eyewear: RayBan, 2004

 

day two: after dinner at Benu in San Francisco we drove straight to Napa Valley, we stayed at a friend’s friend’s great little cottage located on the Del Dotto vineyard. breakfast from the nearby Dean & Deluca. wine tasting at Duckhorn Vineyards. lunch at Bottega. wine tasting at Del Dotto. dinner by the fire in the backyard of such an enormous supply of smoked meats, cheeses, vegetables, nibbles, and shrimp grilled on the patio (shipped in from Whole Foods) that you can’t even imagine.

packing for three cities (at varying temperatures) when you hate to check in luggage is kinda a pain in the ass, every single piece has to be maximized efficiently for potential usability in every situation. so of course i ended up a couple things short, i had to borrow this gray sweater from my pal to pile on top of two other layers so i was warm enough for my tour of Napa Valley without being too uncomfortably overheated by trying to wear the coats i’d had to cram into my tiny TSA-approved carry-on suitcase for our upcoming stay in Lake Tahoe.

yep.

 

karma and galoshes

white rain boots: Jeffrey Campbell, 2010 | black rain boots: Fendi, 2010

   

 

a few months ago i gave my Aigle rain boots to Mom, because they were slightly large and i’d finally grown tired of piling on multiple pairs of thick socks every time i needed to wear them. and Mom was so ecstatic to receive them; i’d had no idea she’d been admiring and desiring them all along. so then i was happy that Mom was thrilled, but that left me in a bit of a quandary— it’d had taken me a long while to track them down, and when it rains, slightly big cool rain boots are definitely better than no cool rain boots at all.

well wouldn’t you know within a week i found the most perfect rain boots in the world, i’d been searching literally decades for a pair like this, i absolutely looove them. but some time around their fifth or sixth outing (i loved them so much i even wore them in the dryness) i began to fear i was smothering them with so much love, they wouldn’t be long for this world. and it’d taken me nearly a lifetime to find them!

but karma still prevailed, miraculously i soon found a second pair of perfect rain boots, can you believe it. they perform awesomely on those really brutally torrential stormy days that fine Italian craftmanship was simply never meant to endure. these white platform plastic boots are made in China instead, so you know the score on that. now my gorgeous Italian calfskin-lined black rubber rain boots can take a relaxing break from the monsoons every now and again.

and they all lived happily ever after, The End.

 

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