Taking a break

I have decided to take a few weeks off from blogging. As I am taking a break, instead of having a blank page, I put up a few of my favourite dresses from the couture collection.

All images are from style.com

Zuhair Murad Fall 2013 Couture

Zuhair Murad Fall 2013 Couture

Zuhair Murad Fall 2013 Couture

Zuhair Murad Fall 2013 Couture

Zuhair Murad Fall 2013 Couture

Zuhair Murad Fall 2013 Couture

Zuhair Murad Fall 2013 Couture

Zuhair Murad Fall 2013 Couture

Elie Saab Fall 2013 Couture

Elie Saab Fall 2013 Couture

Elie Saab Fall 2013 Couture

Elie Saab Fall 2013 Couture

Elie Saab Fall 2013 Couture

Elie Saab Fall 2013 Couture

Elie Saab Fall 2013 Couture

Elie Saab Fall 2013 Couture

Valentino Fall 2013 Couture

Valentino Fall 2013 Couture

Dior Fall 2013 Couture

Dior Fall 2013 Couture

Dior Fall 2013 Couture

Dior Fall 2013 Couture

See you in a few weeks!!

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Dove advert and bracelets

I found this Dove soap advert interesting and as it’s gone viral and had 55 million views on youtube, I am obviously not alone.

This is what the manufacturers said about making the advert:

‘Women are their own worst beauty critics. Only 4% of women around the world consider themselves beautiful. At Dove, we are committed to creating a world where beauty is a source of confidence, not anxiety. So, we decided to conduct a compelling social experiment that explores how women view their own beauty in contrast to what others see.’

It is interesting and a bit sad, that woman are keen to point out what they perceive as their flaws rather than their strengths.  None of the woman described their good features, it was strangers who had just met them who pointed out attractive features when describing them. Is it politeness that stops someone from saying she has a huge jaw or stringy hair or does a stranger genuinely only notice the good when they meet someone. They have no need to be critical or analytical, they just take you at face value.

It goes without saying that we are our own worst critics, we’ve been hearing it for years but this experiment really does prove it. It also goes without saying that we need to be more confident about who we are and what we look like. I have wondered for instance, about a woman who might be in a relationship or have a job that is not the right one for her but if she has no confidence and can’t see her worth maybe that leads to thinking that she doesn’t deserve the best possible relationship or job and she settles for something that is not quite right. People with confidence in themselves expect good things to come to them and interestingly enough, they invariably do.

I have always loved enormous bracelets, the bigger the better but at the moment I am absolutely obsessed with them! I have gone off necklaces for a bit and all I want are lots of huge bracelets.

Wooden bracelets

Wooden bracelets

I have been wearing these carved wooden bracelets that were made in a shelter for abused woman in Swaziland. They are very light although they don’t look it and I love the sounds they make when they clunk together!

I had a wooden bracelet from a craft store as well as a few old plastic bracelets that I don’t wear anymore so I decided to cover them in fabric and decorate them with buttons and an old pair of broken earrings that were lying around.

Fabric and wooden bracelet

Fabric and wooden bracelet

I cut the fabric into strips, coated it in gel medium and wound them around the bracelet. When that is dry you give it a few coats of varnish and then attach the decorations with gel medium.

Completed bracelets

Completed bracelets with old earrings stuck onto it

Completed bracelet with buttons stuck onto it

Completed bracelet with buttons stuck onto it

Bracelet wrapped with piece of frayed satin

Bracelet wrapped with piece of frayed satin

 

 

Chunky bracelets image from bestontop.com

Chunky bracelets image from bestontop.com

Dinosaur Designs bracelets image from unikapparel.com

Dinosaur Designs bracelets image from unikapparel.com

Bracelet from Dinosaur Designs

Bracelet from Dinosaur Designs

Bracelet from Dinosaur Designs

Bracelet from Dinosaur Designs

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More pink, gold mock metallic trim and coulture

I have just noticed that this post did not come out on Monday morning as usual. I have no idea what happened but I am looking into it! So sorry about that.

A lot of stores have finished with their sales and have started bringing in Spring merchandise. Because I am a bit obsessed with the colour, I noticed Witchery and Ted Baker have both opened the season with a bit of ballet pink. I am sure as more labels start bringing in their new stock more and more pink will emerge. I also noticed a lot of white. People always open Spring with it and it always makes a beautiful statement but I still think it is better to bring it in later in the season when everyone has had a chance to get a little sun. White on white winter skin can be a difficult look to pull off. I love the Ted Baker prints with their slightly discordant colours against pale pink.

Pink top at  Ted Baker

Pink top at Ted Baker

Pink pants with bright print at Ted Baker

Pink pants with bright print at Ted Baker

Ted Baker at David Jones

Ted Baker at David Jones

Pink at Easton Pearce

Pink at Easton Pearson

I was asked to feature more sort of ‘do it yourself ‘ posts, so with this in mind, I was looking for sequins in the Chatswood Bead shop the other day when I noticed this lovely mock metallic gold trim. It reminded me a bit of what Sass and Bide seem to do a lot of so I bought half a meter to play around with. It’s not exactly cheap, $12 for 50 cms but it’s quite wide and there is so much you can do with it. I tried it out on a long sleeved black t shirt but you could put it on any colour and on anything, skirt hems, coat or jacket collars and cuffs. I didn’t actually attach it to the t shirt because I wanted to see how many different ways it could be used.

Gold trim

Gold trim

Trim on cuffs

Narrow trim on cuffs

Trim on front of t shirt

Trim on front of t shirt

Trim on hem of t shirt

Trim on hem of t shirt

Trim on shoulders of t shirt

Trim on shoulders of t shirt

Wide trim on t shirt cuff

Wide trim on t shirt cuff

I thought this Valentino Couture collection was absolutely stunning. It is elegant and timeless and transported me into another world.

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Advanced Style and Couture Collections Fall 2013

Ari Seth Cohen’s book Advanced Style is a collection of photograph’s taken for his blog advancedstyleblog.com. It is a celebration of beautiful, stylish older woman that he has photographed over the years. All these woman have developed their own style signatures and all make bold statements with colour, pattern and accessories. They don’t follow fashion trends per say but embrace looks that suit them and say something about their personalities. One of the great advantages of being older is the freedom you have to express your eccentric side without being judged! All these woman are well groomed, wear over the top colours and huge accessories and pull it off perfectly.

Ari Seth Cohen's book Advanced Style

Ari Seth Cohen’s book Advanced Style

Gitte Lee

Gitte Lee

Debra Rapoport

Debra Rapoport

Mixed Florals

Mixed Florals

Debra Rapoport

Debra Rapoport

Red lipstick

Red lipstick

I have always been told that older woman should embrace nude, neutral colours and avoid red lipsticks but this beautiful woman disproves this rule. This strong red looks wonderful on her and I like her use of a darker lip liner.

Linda and Lyn Fargo

Linda and Lyn Fargo

Green and turquoise

Green and turquoise

Bill and Eva

Bill and Eva

I always love Couture week and look forward to seeing all the beautiful garments, this Fall 2013 collection is no exception. The clothes were stunning and I was interested in the slight 20′s Oriental influence that was present in some of the collections. I wondered if The Great Gatsby has triggered an interest in vintage eastern design and influence.

Couture Fall

Maison Martin Margiela Couture Fall 2013

Valentino Couture

Valentino Couture Fall 2013

Couture

Maison Martin Margiela Fall Couture 2013

Couture

Maison Martin Margiela Couture Fall 2013

Valentino Couture

Valentino Couture Fall 2013

Jean Paul Gaultier Couture

Jean Paul Gaultier Couture Fall 2013

Jean Paul Gaultier Couture

Jean Paul Gaultier Couture Fall 2013

Valentino Couture

Valentino Couture Fall 2013

Couture Fall 2013

Alexis Mabille Couture Fall 2013

Valentino Couture

Valentino Couture Fall 2013

Valentino Couture

Valentino Couture Fall 2013

These stripes are amongst my favourite looks. I love the colours and silky textures.

Dior Couture Fall 2013

Dior Couture Fall 2013

Dior Couture Fall 2013

Dior Couture Fall 2013

Dior Couture Fall 2013

Dior Couture Fall 2013

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Tokyo

Outside the

Outside the Meiji Shinto Shrine, Asakusa

I am in Tokyo for a week with my son and husband. This is my first trip to Japan and I am absolutely enthralled by it. It is so clean, everything functions so well and the people are amazing. They all seem to be so content and I have yet to meet a grumpy objectionable person. Everyone has been so friendly and polite it’s extraordinary. There seems to be a lot of respect for each other that extends to small courtesies like not letting your kids scream in supermarkets and restaurants, not talking loudly in public places and not shouting on your phone so loudly that the entire train hears your conversation. There is a quiet dignity that seems to permeate every day activities. At home, I can’t count the number of times I have been shopping in Woolworths and have seen someone pushing a screaming child around the supermarket. The parent makes no effort to discipline or control the children and it’s an unpleasant experience for everyone in the immediate vicinity.

I think there is a need for a certain amount of discipline in life. It encourages respect for yourself and for others. We have used trains to get around and I have had a fascinating time just watching all the people who have been watching me back! The thing I have noticed the most is the lack of obese or overweight people. In a world that is tending towards increasing waistlines, pre diabetes heart disease I  can’t decide why it doesn’t seem so prevalent here. I wondered if it is this question of discipline, do people not overindulge when eating, do they stop when they are full, is their diet just healthier than ours or is their genetic make up that they don’t gain weight as quickly as Westerners.

I have had a wonderful fascinating time here but I have unfortunately not done much on the fashion front. The stores are expensive and I can’t get a handle on what trends they seem to follow. It has been enchanting to see young girls catching trains in the evening in their kimonos, and I have wondered where they are going. They look beautiful in the patterned bright coloured fabric. The Japanese have an amazing sense of design and it is visible in everything, even the man hole covers on the roads have flower designs stamped into them. Everything is so aesthetically pleasing. It has been a great experience.

The Guardhouse in the Imperial Palace Gardens

The Guardhouse in the Imperial Palace Gardens

The Imperial Palace Gardens

The Imperial Palace Gardens

There are lots of little boutiques along the canal at Naka-meguro

There are lots of little boutiques and restaurants along the canal at Naka-meguro

Naka-meguro

Naka-meguro

Naka-meguro

Naka-meguro

Manhole cover

Manhole cover

Crystal and wire necklace from Maglie

Crystal and wire necklace from Maglie

I haven’t done much shopping as I’ve found everything to be a bit expensive but I bought this crystal and wire Maglie necklace from one of the department stores in Ginza.They also had these cute lace cardigans.

Lace cardigans at Maglie

Lace cardigans at Maglie

The Tanabata Festival stared yesterday, it involves the stars Altair and Vega and star crossed lovers, you write a love wish on a piece of coloured paper and tie it to a tree and it comes true. They look so lovely and are all over the place, in department stores and outside restaurants on the pavement.

A Tanabata tree

A Tanabata tree

A Tanabata tree

A Tanabata tree

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Diane Lane, make up tutorials and Jigsaw

Man of Steel image from Pinterest

Man of Steel image from Pinterest

Man of Steel image from Pinterest

Man of Steel image from Pinterest

Henry Cavell image from Pinterest

Henry Cavill image from Pinterest

After my daughter raved about Man of Steel a few weeks ago, she saw it in France  , I decided to go this weekend. I loved it although I found the fight scenes a bit long although that is what Zac Snyder is known for and is how I felt about The Dark Knight fight scenes as well. The general consensus on Henry Cavill who plays Superman, with which I agree whole hardheartedly , is that the man does have very serious abs and cheek bones. It’s worth going just to see those! The thing that interested me though was what they did to Diane Lane who played Superman’s earth mother. She is a beautiful woman who at 48 usually looks younger than she is.

Dianne Lane image from

Diane Lane image from collider.com

Dianne Lane image from

Diane Lane image from collider.com

I wasn’t able to find any large images of Diane Lane in the role of Superman’s mother and it’s difficult to see from the small ones but I found the way they aged her for the film fascinating. All they had to do was leave her hair long and listless, pull grey streaks through it, take off her make up and put her into very plain clothes that you would expect a hard working farmer’s wife from the mid west to wear and she looked very plain and 60. It really reinforces grooming as the best way to looking younger. We all know that but sometimes it’s just too much effort to get your hair tinted and trimmed and to put on make up and decent clothes but it’s amazing the difference it makes and how many years it can take off you.

Dianne Lane image from

Diane Lane image from heyuguys.co.uk

Dianne Lane image from

Diane Lane image from flickr.com

Dianne Lane image from heyuguys.co.uk

Dianne Lane image from heyuguys.co.uk

While on the subject of how your hair, wardrobe and particularly make up can make you look younger I came across this you tube tutorial by Lisa Eldridge that I thought had some good make up advice for mature woman. I love eye make up, I always buy it, I never use it and my daughters always steal it so I thought this tutorial might be a help. It’s amazing what you can find on you tube, anything from putting in invisible zips to cooking to computer issues, absolutely anything. It’s also amazing how young people use it as a sort of encyclopedia come visual aid to anything they need to know about. I need to get into that! The lovely lady Lisa uses in the tutorial is older than me but I think the concepts she uses particularly for eyes are useful for anyone over 50.

I know that the sales that are on at the moment are great and if you are looking for something specific like a suitcase, new bed, kettle etc it’s a fantastic opportunity to buy it now but from a fashion point of view it’s a bit disappointing that there is not a lot of new merchandise in the stores. Jigsaw http://www.jigsaw-online.com/ have this beautiful salmon pink colour in now. It’s a lovely colour that I think flatters everyone regardless of your skin tone and hair colour.

Bobble cardigan at Jigsaw

Bobble cardigan at Jigsaw

Brocade pencil skirt at Jigsaw

Brocade pencil skirt at Jigsaw

Stripe sweater at Jigsaw

Stripe sweater at Jigsaw

Salmon pink coat at Jigsaw

Salmon pink coat at Jigsaw

Jewel collar sweater at Jigsaw

Jewel collar sweater at Jigsaw

Black stone bracelet at Jigsaw

Black stone bracelet at Jigsaw

As I mentioned last week I am unsure about which direction, if any, I should go with this blog. I thought I would just do posts of things that occurred to me and might be of interest while I decided. This is one of those posts. I am going away with my husband and son for a week and will post anything interesting that I find while we are away next week. Thank you for bearing with me!

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Ballet and Salmon Pink

I have been thinking about this blog a lot in the last few weeks and I’ve been trying to decide what to do with it. Not many people are reading it at the moment I have been wondering if I should change the format or the content and the decision I have reached is to take a break from posting every Monday morning.  I will only be doing a shorter random post if I find something interesting to blog about.

This week I noticed that there is a lot of ballet and salmon pink around. I love pale pink as a neutral and it looks so interesting when used with other colours. I also love the idea of pink satin being used next to tweeds and coarser fabrics. These looks are all from the current Resort 2014 collections.

Sonia Rykiel Resort 2014

Sonia Rykiel Resort 2014

Zac Posen Resort 2014

Zac Posen Resort 2014

Zac Posen Resort 2014

Zac Posen Resort 2014

Zac Posen Resort 2014

Zac Posen Resort 2014

Lanvin Resort 2014

Lanvin Resort 2014

Marc by Marc Jacobs Resort 2014

Marc by Marc Jacobs Resort 2014

Max Mara Resort 2014

Max Mara Resort 2014

Naeem Khan Resort 2014

Naeem Khan Resort 2014

Dior Resort 2014

Dior Resort 2014

Dior Resort 2014

Dior Resort 2014

Resort 2014

Resort 2014

Fashionista recently did a piece on pink hair. It seems to be the colour choice of the moment if you are looking for a colour change for your hair! I quite like it even if it does look a bit Japanese Anime ish!

Helen Mirren image from

Helen Mirren image from fashionista.com

Image from followpics.com

Image from followpics.com

Image from fashionista.com

Image from fashionista.com

Image from fashionista.com

Image from fashionista.com

Image from posh24.com

Image from posh24.com

Image from thefashionbambi.blogspot.com

Image from thefashionbambi.blogspot.com

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Internet security, Resort 2014 collections and Zara

I have been watching the unfolding of the PRISM issue in the US with interest and I’m afraid I’m still on the fence with it all. I can’t decide if I am for or against or if perhaps a decision effecting National Security should be made on a case by case basis which is probably unrealistic given the amount of information being dealt with. Anyway my point is that I feel as though I am currently having my own little minor PRISM moment. I bought a top on line from The Iconic a few months ago. The top arrived very promptly but was not at all what I was expecting so I sent it back. The thing about buying on line is that there is a certain amount of trust involved. You give all your information to the company you are purchasing from and you then have to trust that they will not abuse or misuse that information. Since buying from them, I have been unable to shake myself free from The Iconics’s constant emails. They arrive relentlessly despite the many many times I have unsubscribed myself from their newsletters. I have even emailed and asked to be removed from their list but to no avail. It has been my experience that most companies respect your right to privacy and remove you from their lists immediately if you request it which is the way it should be when you have trusted them with all your on line purchasing information but not in this case and there is very little recourse.

Rochas Resort 2014

Rochas Resort 2014

I love the following looks from the current 2014 Resort collections. The mix of prints and textures is still strong and seems even more discordant than before. In some cases the colour used together aren’t related at all giving an even more mismatched discordant look that I really love but have never been able to pull off. I always look like I have been dressed by a charity shop and not by Stella McCartney!

Jonathan Saunders Resort 2014

Jonathan Saunders Resort 2014

Diane von Furstenberg Resort 2014

Diane von Furstenberg Resort 2014

Stella McCarthy Resort 2014

Stella McCarthy Resort 2014

Stella McCarthy Resort 2014

Stella McCarthy Resort 2014

Vera Wang Resort 2014

Vera Wang Resort 2014

Thom Browne Resort 2014

Thom Browne Resort 2014

Thom Browne Resort 2014

Thom Browne Resort 2014

House of Holland Resort 2014

House of Holland Resort 2014

House of Holland Resort 2014

House of Holland Resort 2014

This week I found lovely winter things at Zara. Everyone is still doing the khaki/military looking jacket, either unlined or sometimes lined in faux fur . A few of them have removable fur linings which is great if it’s not so cold that you need all that warmth. They have been around for 2 winters now but they are so versatile and go with everything. I also love them with summery florals although that is a more bohemian look that you need to be younger to carry off.

Khaki Jacket at Zara

Khaki Jacket at Zara

Leopard skin lined jacket at Zara

Leopard skin lined jacket at Zara

Embroidered blouse at Zara

Embroidered blouse at Zara (Back)

This is such a beautiful embroidered blouse, that goes with plains and prints, skirts and pants.

Embroidered blouse at Zara (Front)

Embroidered blouse at Zara (Front)

Tan boots at Zara, also available in black

Tan boots at Zara, also available in black

Embellished gloves at Zara

Embellished gloves at Zara

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The blog is fixed! Prada, yarn bombing and necklaces

Before I start this week I want to thank James Taylor of Werkhuis Designs once again for fixing my blog. A lot of people have been having trouble with the way the photographs are, or rather aren’t, loading on tablets and phones. James has now fixed this irritating problem so hopefully the blog is looking the way it’s supposed to on all devices!

Miuccia Prada image from

Miuccia Prada image from milanopost.info

“Fashion is about the way we compose ourselves every day,” Miuccia Prada.

Last week, I read Andrew O’Hagan’s interview with Miuccia Prada aged 64 that he did  for T magazine. Prada has always fascinated me with her design and thought process and her collections always reflect her interest in the changing world around her. I think she is an extraordinary designer who will be remembered in years to come as being truly revolutionary.

I love the way she is so aware of her surroundings and is constantly looking at things from different points of view. She is always moving on to something different and thoroughly embraces change, Andrew O’Hagan describes her as ‘properly responsive to change’ It is so important and is vital to seeing life. As you get older it is so easy to stick with what is familiar and remain in your comfort zone but she never does. Every collection comes from a different place and reflects her experiences in life. She knows herself and is content with who she is.

Her view on design is that ‘If you don’t scream, no one listens. If you are too delicate, too subtle, your voice gets diluted. But you don’t have to give up the sophistication.’

An exert from the article,

O’Hagan: “Why do women behave as if age is a prison? Isn’t our era’s obsession with youth a form of mass hysteria?”

Prada: “It is much more of a drama for women, the business of aging. No one wants to age, and I really think we should find a solution. Especially because we live so much longer. It used to be that a woman would have only one life, one husband, and if you were bored that was that. Now, you can have two or three lives. So even the concept of family is changing. I think this question of aging will define the society of the future.”

“So why not use older models sometimes?” O’Hagan

“Mine is not an artistic world, it is a commercial world. I cannot change the rules.”

“But you change the rules,” O’Hagan  “If you put an old lady on the runway, other people would do it too.”

Prada:  “Let’s say I’m not brave enough. I don’t have the courage.”

On her work, “It comes from me. It’s my soul. It’s my life. My work and my life are more or less the same thing, and I never consider that the work is something different,” she said. The job, the foundation, my personal life, it’s all one thing.” What’s important is to know yourself. “If it’s fake, it doesn’t work,” she had said. “It has to be true to yourself first and then it might be successful.”

The entire interview is well worth reading on the following link.

http://tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/05/27/power-of-one-miuccia-pradas-circle-of-influence/

J Crew top and Veronica Maine skirt

J Crew top and Veronica Maine skirt

The weather has been so lovely recently that all I’ve needed is a long sleeved shirt and closed shoes.

Knitted tree in The Strand

Knitted tree in The Strand

Magda Sayeg who is considered to be the mother of ‘yarn bombing’ has done two beautiful trees in The Strand Arcade in Sydney. Yarn bombers are known for wrapping public architecture—e.g. lampposts, parking meters, telephone poles, and signage—with knitted or crocheted material.  The mission is to make street art “a little more warm and fuzzy.”

Knitted tree in The Strand

Knitted tree in The Strand

Knitted tree in The Strand

Knitted tree in The Strand

image from yarnbombing.com

image from yarnbombing.com

 

image from tropicalsundesign.com

Yarn bombing image from tropicalsundesign.com

image from audrey.buznet.com

Yarn bombing image from audrey.buznet.com

I bought a silver necklace similar to the one in the photo from Louvisa a few months ago but it was a very shiny silver and everytime I tried to wear it it just seemed too bright and shiny. I loved the chunky shape of it so I decided to experiment by wrapping the links in coloured satin binding. I think I will get much more wear out of it this way.

Necklace before

Necklace before

Necklace after

Necklace after

Finished necklace

Finished necklace

 

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Helen Bonham Carter, New York and J Crew

Helen Bonham Carter will be on the cover of the July issue of Vogue UK’s ageless issue. At 47 she is truly ageless and looks fantastic. I look forward to reading about her and seeing what clothes they have put her in for the fashion shoot.

Helen Bonham Carter image from Vogue uk.

Helen Bonham Carter image from Vogue uk.

New York fascinates me, there is always something happening on the streets. It’s frantically busy and the thing I love doing the most when I’m there is to just walk the streets looking at everyone and seeing what they are wearing and how they interact, or rather don’t interact with each other!

I was strolling up 5th Avenue a few days ago and an elderly Hispanic man wearing a smart grey suit, a long pink wig, and a white cowboy hat rode past on a tiny bicycle waving at everyone! I was dying to take a photo of him and raced after him but he was moving too fast for me and I missed him!

Around the very next corner was a young girl walking what can only be described as a small horse. Somewhere in an apartment in the middle of Manhattan this girl is keeping this dog which looked like a cross between a Great Dane, a Blood Hound and Boxer. He looked extremely happy to be out and about and was strolling along very obediently sniffing everything.

When my husband and I were walking to dinner a few nights ago along Park Ave we spotted this enormous pile up of crashed cars on the corner of 52nd and for a minute I thought what a terrible crash, how did that happen. As we got closer we saw it was a specifically designed set with broken cars, building rubble and broken glass and it had all been laid out for the filming of the new Spiderman film. We tried to go back the next day to watch the actual filming but the streets were blocked off for filming.

Set of Spiderman film

Set of Spiderman film

Set of Spiderman film

Set of Spiderman film

Memorial Day was on the 27th May and usually in New York that means Fleet Week when the Navy comes to town and thousands of sailors and marines converge on the city in their sparkling white, navy and red dress uniforms. Unfortunately this year due to budget cuts the decision was taken not to have Fleet Week. There was a lot of media coverage about it as it generates a lot of tourism for New York plus it inspires enormous patriotism.  I personally missed it as I love the atmosphere it creates. We were in Boston on the 4th July last year where they kept the Navy week and it was wonderful seeing all the serving sailors wandering around and interacting with the people of Boston. Thousand of people went down to the docks to look over the ships and watch the very impressive fly by performed by the Blue Angels, the air force pilots. This Memorial Day we fleet we should do something so we went down to the Hudson River Harbor where the decommissioned aircraft carrier the USS Intrepid is permanently docked as the base for the Air and Space museum. I had no idea how big these ships are, they are a mini city all on their own supporting, feeding and housing hundreds of sailors, pilots, mechanics, cooks and nurses and doctors.  The Columbia Space Shuttle will be on permanent display there from July and it would be fascinating to have a look over that when it gets there.

On the deck of the USS Intrepid

On the deck of the USS Intrepid

The USS Intrepid

The USS Intrepid

Outside The New York Library

Outside The New York Library

In a city of  8.3 million people, there are 19 million in the state of New York, there is always someone to be intrigued by.

There are still a lot of embellished and beaded collars around. J Crew have done a range of white cotton and denim shirts with beaded embroidered fronts and collars. Louis Vuitton have done the same on pockets of dresses.

White cotton shirt at J Crew

White cotton shirt at J Crew

Chambray shirt with beaded pocket at J Crew

Chambray shirt with beaded pocket at J Crew

Embellished shirt at J Crew

Embellished shirt at J Crew

Embellished pants at J Crew

Embellished pants at J Crew

Embellished dress at J Crew

Embellished dress at J Crew

Embellished top at J Crew

Embellished top at J Crew

Embellished pants at J Crew

Embellished pants at J Crew

Denim shirt with crystal collar at Abercrombie and Fitch

Denim shirt with crystal collar at Abercrombie and Fitch

Beaded pocket at Louis Vuitton

Beaded pocket at Louis Vuitton

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