Thursday, March 19, 2015

Spring Becomes You

It was one of those darn winters that didn't want to quit! The only place that the  beauty of rosy cheeks, and glistening diamond studded snow  looked good was on a ski trail or  a snowshoeing tract in the deep woods.  But glorious news!   Finally the first  harbingers of spring have arrived and birdsongs can be heard everywhere! The long sleep of  a dark very cold winter is slowly, very slowly, shedding its blanket for the Bright colors of spring,  peeking through the earth and store front windows.  Inspiration for creative minds are all a flow. I need a shot of Spring so I went to Greene Street in Soho to be inspired by the talented Gudrun Sjoden.   Spring is Asian inspired….


marlene showing "Japan"  Hinode dress from the spring collection.


a close up of our beautiful model Marlena  in "Hinode dress"

Marie where a fabulous rain coat and peek from underneath is the "sakura" blouse and kyoto slax 

katie finds the perfect dress!  love the combo of green and turquoise of the stripe dress!

The sweater coat= felted coat thats going to take you everywhere!



BZ loves the combination of two blues and apple green!   For the Indonesian inspired collection

close up of the voile Ibis tunic and super comfy timjan leggings


BZ  in gudrun winter and store manager Karin in stripe dress with the Kimono Kyoto jacket! How cute is that! 

marie in the 3 color tunic and rosita in the textured patterned sweater over the "Tussllango dress" both ladies are wearing the super comfy cotton line spandex  pant

hmmm love the raspberry color of the Peri Peri dress!

I can't choose or should I get the color block tunic for the Hong Kong collection?


FIRST SUNDAYS AT THE BROOKLYN BOTANICAL GARDEN!  THANK YOU GUDRUN SJODEN FOR SPONSORING SUCH A GREAT GREEN EVENT
KARIN WITH AT THE BBG POP UP STORE WITH A HAPPY CUSTOMER AND HER GOODIE BAG

CAN I HAVE ONE TOO WAS THE QUESTION I GOT STROLLING THE FERN GARDENS.  (OF COURSE I GAVE OUT THE WONDERFUL GOODIE BAGS)

STOPPING FOR A SNACK AT I SEE HAPPY LADIES TOTING GUDRUN GOODIE BAGS

THE ORCHID HOUSE WAS STARTING TO BLOOM


LUSCIOUS ORCHIDS WITH DEWDROWS


WATER LILY PETALS CAPTURE MY ARTISTIC EYE

SHADOWS IN THE WATER

VARIATIONS OF A THEME



FINAL SHOT

I LOVE THE COLOR AND TEXTURE

I'M IN LOVE WITH THE WATER DROPLETS

A SHOT OF CREAM IN A FIELD OF GREEN


BACK AT THE POP-UP STORE SARA GIVES ADVICE


SHOWING OFF GUDRUN'S SPRING 2 COLLECTION… THE KNIT JERSEY "ARENPRIS DRESS" IS SO COMFORTABLE AND  SOOO SOFT YOU'LL THINK YOUR WEARING YOUR PJ'S ALL DAY BUT SHHHHS THE WORD!

COLORS AND PATTERNS TO  HAPPY DANCE! ALL FOUND IN THE ACCESSORY SECTION … AREN'T THE CHINESE BALLET FLATS JUST DREAMY?

BZ COPY OF THE" BESS BAG" MADE FROM GUDRUN SJODEN SHOPPING BAGS!

SCARVES, AND HOME GOODS WAS GIFTS THIS LOVELY LADY WAS PURCHASING

MORE DISPLAY OF OUR PETIT POP UP SHOP, SHOES, BELTS AND HOUSE WEARS TOO






THIS TIGHTS ARE JUST PERFECT TO TRANS IT FROM WINTER TO SPRING

GUDRUN LOVES TO CELEBRATE  IMPORTANT DATES FOR WOMEN


A GREEN HOUSE IS GREAT FOR THE ENVIRONMENT

TILL NEXT TIME!



Thursday, February 12, 2015

MOURNING BECOMES YOU

 The Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan has one or two costume exhibits a year.  The last one was on the subject of Mourning attire.  The exhibit started with the showing of "mourning Jewelry"




Then we got to see illustrations of proper attire from magazine article of the time or published books




Children also wore mourning attire.  note the white collar and blue shawl, letting us know that this was late stage of mourning 



Mourning Evening Dress


Mourning Walking Dress

Mourning Morning Dress


 Finally, the main attraction the costumes themselves!  I loved the simplicity of the mannequins, white with white hair.  It was all about the garments!



The paisley shawl of the left was outstanding!























detail of the above outfit











I loved the details on these last three garments… The craftsmanship was divine! I only wish we could afford these details in todays clothing!
I hope you enjoyed my journey.
Honey Hugs till next time BZ