Tuesday, October 21, 2014

What? Someone Interviewed Me!


As a journalist and general nosy person, I'm used to asking people questions about themselves and not having to talk too much about myself. But a day or two after the New England Shake-up, I got a message from Meghan at Red Rocket Designs, asking me if you could interview me for her blog! We didn't actually meet at the Shake-up but she said she'd seen me and was really curious about me. I was incredibly flattered, and a little confused, because I don't know how interesting I am, but I agreed. I did my best to keep my answers short, but I think I may have been a little long-winded.

Read the interview here and check out Meghan's Etsy store--she also does customer orders!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Tartan and Tipples! (Photos)


Last Friday, I threw the site's first ever party, a happy hour in honor of Plaidurday. I found out about the The Worldwide Celebration of Plaid, and thought it would be such a fun thing to build an event around. When I stumbled across The Dressing Room (can't believe I didn't know about this place before) I knew this had to be the place. Boutique, bar and screening room all under one roof! Absolutely gorgeous. A big thanks to Alex and the staff of the Dressing Room for being so accommodating. If you're on the Lower East Side, I highly recommend this spot!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

The New England Shake-Up Shook Me Good



At sort of the last minute (three weeks before) I decided I was going to go to the New England Shake-Up. It's only in it's second year but Beck, the woman who organizes it, managed to get together a lot of great bands for her weekender. That's a pretty big deal, since it happens in the middle of nowhere, Massachusetts.

I didn't do a great job documenting my trip, at least not with my real camera. But I Instagrammed a a bunch.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Tartan & Tipples, a Retro Plaidurday Celebration

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For the very first time, I'm taking my blog offline, in a way. I'm inviting you all to celebrate Plaidurday with me this Friday at The Dressing Room Bar & Boutique. Please wear your favorite vintage or vintage-inspired plaid for discounts on cocktails! If things get really good, we might move a table or two for some dancing.

For more information (and to invite your friends!), check out the Facebook event. Hope to see you there!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Retrofit: In Which I Mix Prints

As much as I love color, I don't always feel super confident when mixing them. I've been known to text friends the odd photo of a color combination I'm not sure about, and they almost tell me it's OK. So maybe it's more a matter of trusting my gut.


That's what I did weekend before last when I went to a gorgeous brunch event at Sonny's Soda Shoppe at the Mondrian Soho hotel. The rooftop space is inspired by a 1950s Italian beach club. I am 100% here for that. The weather was perfect at the view was incredible.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Monday Man Candy: Who Should It Be?



tarting last year, I've been sharing photos and awestruck, slightly inappropriate commentary about the heartthrobs of yesteryear on a somewhat weekly basis. The moody rebels like Brando and Dean; the clean-cut gents like Gene Kelly or Cary Grant, It's been a treat writing these, but now, I confess, I'm a bit stuck. Of all the matinee idols and swoon-worthy superstars, there must be someone I'm missing!

So, it's up to you. Who would you like to see for next week's Monday Man Candy?

Friday, September 19, 2014

The New Book "Women in Clothes" & Vintage Collectors


A couple weeks ago, my friend was kind enough to send me the link to this NPR segment on the new book "Women in Clothes". The brick, weighing in at 515 pages, is a collection of essays and images about, well, women and their clothes. The authors asked subjects to fill out questionnaires about their clothes to understand why garments are more than just things that protect us from the elements.

Plenty of people don't believe clothes are actually that important, or ashamed that they do find them important. Writes Jacki Lyden for NPR, "Fashion critic Kennedy Fraser once wrote in The New Yorker that the act of donning a garment can seem almost furtive or trivial, something beneath debate or intellectual content." That's so true and that idea is a little sexist. I believe I read on the amazing blog Threadbared a couple years ago that it's problematic for fashion to be written off as frivolous and empty when it's largely the province of women; it's like saying women and their interests are just not important.