Friday, June 25, 2010

CFDA 2010

Womenswear Designer of the Year
Marc Jacobs

Menswear Designer of the Year
David Neville and Marcus Wainwright for rag & bone

Accessory Designer of the Year
Alexis Bittar

Swarovski Award for Womenswear
Jason Wu

Swarovski Award for Menswear
Richard Chai

Swarovski Award for Accessory Design
Alexander Wang


Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Requiem to a fallen legend

Alexander McQueen's ashes were scattered in Scotland at the end of last month, it has been revealed.

The designer - who committed suicide in February - had has wishes fulfilled by his family, after they made the region of Kilmuir on the Isle of Skye his final resting place.

Although McQueen was born in London, he regarded the Scottish island as his ancestral home and told his family he wanted it to be his final resting place.

His brother said: "Alexander was back and forward all over the world but he felt at home when he was in Scotland."

McQueen often paid homage to his Scottish roots with one of his most famous collections, Highland Rape, being inspired by the Highland clearances and when he collected his CBE in 2003 he wore his full Highland dress.


"I thought being different was a bad thing, then I realized it was just
different because it hadn't been done before."


Tuesday, June 15, 2010

I die. Shut it down. Ba-na-nas.

As the girl who is not known for editing and taking it down a notch, I'm a firm believer in this statement.
If you're not, we can agree to disagree.


Monday, June 14, 2010

Keep your cookies in the cookie jar

Unless they are leather, or snake skin, or printed... or something to the effect that I can't see your grandma's underoos...LEGGINGS. ARE. NOT. PANTS.

Do all of us a favor.  Unless you're at the Foxy Lady... keep your goodies to yourself.  No one wants to see it.  Much appreciated.


Warning: Graf kids at play


Where in the world is Kate Moss?
Bogota, Colombia


Sunday, June 13, 2010

Botkier at 2nd Time Around

You know how when you feel like the stars have aligned just for you?  Well that's how I felt when I was shopping at 2nd Time Around on Newbury St. and I found these yummy red patent leather Botkier ankle boots... in... my... size!  They were clearly meant to be.

I don't know who couldn've let these out of their possession, but... thank you. thank you. thank you.


Gallia Belgica

Old world cuisine paired with classic & American interpretations of Belgian style beers.

For the opening reception, we were served:
Brouwerji Duvel Moorgat - Breendonk, Belgium
Belgian golden ale, clean and crisp with lively carbonation

Here is the 5 course dinner, in order of how they were served and to follow the beer they were paired with:

Olive Oil Poached Arctic Char
Alyson's apples, Curry puree

Baby Tree
Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project - Holyoke, MA
Belgian-style "quadruple" brewed with dried plums, rich
spice and deep fruit through the nose and palette

Berkshire Pork & Lamb Terrine
Whole grain mustard, baguette
Allagash Brewing Co. - Portland, ME
Bourbon barrel-aged, belgian style tripel, spice & hop
notes balance with vanilla, coconut & mash

Hudson Valley Foie Gras Stuffed Vermont Rabbit
Wild mushroom ragout, sparrow arc potatoes
Sgt. Pepper
Cambridge Brewing Co. - Cambridge, MA
Saison-style ale with peppercorns, light earthiness
leads to savory and colorful ground peppers
Smoked Venison Saddle
Mustard spaetzle, winter greensRed Poppy Ale
The Lost Abbey - San Marcos, CA
Sour brown ale aged in barrels, acerbic wood and
vinegar highlight bright, sharp cherries
Pain Perdue
Braised fall fruits, cinnamon-maple cream

Barrel-Aged Autumn Maple Ale
The Bruery - Placentia, CA
Fall seasonal brewed with yams, maple and traditional autumnal spice,
aged in bourbon barrels, rich warming special occasion treat