Archive for November, 2008

Karl Lagerfelds muse Lady Amanda Harlech.

Karl Lagerfeld's muse Lady Amanda Harlech.

Alexander McQueens muse Isabella Blow.

Alexander McQueen's muse Isabella Blow.

Tom Fords muse Carine Roitfeld.

Tom Ford's muse Carine Roitfeld.

Yves Saint Laurents muses Loulou de la Falaise and Betty Catroux.

Yves Saint Laurent's muses Loulou de la Falaise and Betty Catroux.

Marc Jacobs muse Camille Miceli.

Marc Jacob's muse Camille Miceli.

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Another day passed by as the gloomy clouds and sprinkles of rain lingered from above New York City. I spent the day at the Charles Nolan showroom amongst the modern galleries along the river in Chelsea. While I was admiring racks of his signature tailored dress shirts and organza pleated dresses, I noticed a painting by Margaret Keane. The big beautiful alluring eyes drew me into the soul of the painting and I just couldn’t stop gawking. The eyes told a story of intense emotion and wished I could read into a person’s total self by artistically capturing their eyes.

Kate Hudson portraying Keane in an upcoming movie.

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Yes, I will embarrassingly admit that I own Juicy track suits but only because they are so comfortable to sleep in. I was admiring the new Juicy Couture store on 5th Ave. and was really blown away by their strong identity and  branding. Royal military mannequins dressed in plaid kilts, tulle, and covered in their signature velour. Basically I think Juicy is the only profitable company Liz Claiborne has invested in, although I think that Kate Spade might have a second coming. Gela and Pamela the brains behind Juicy have extended their line adding the trendy Couture Couture, a high end line targeting those trust fund babies (price points seem start at $1000). Hmmm… they seemed to have licensed themselves out.

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