Tuesday, November 1, 2011

New York Wrap-Up

I had to throw in one last post from my trip to New York to say thank you to the wonderful people who made me feel so welcome, and took the time to share some of their favourite New York hangouts with me.  From the eye-candy of the Manhattan Vintage show, the jaw-dropping awesomeness of the Daphne Guinness exhibit at the Fashion Institute of Technology and the hat heaven that was the Stephen Jones exhibit at the Bard Graduate Center, it was four days of swoon-worthy style, excellent food, indescribably delicious cocktails and the best company I could have asked for. 
 Yours truly, wearing a 1940's hat I purchased at the Manhattan Vintage Show, with kindred spirits the Idiosyncratic Fashionistas, Valerie (centre), and Jean (far right), as we sampled some of the delectable cocktails at Apotheke.  For more details about our adventure, and about the launch of the book by illustrator Joana Avillez that showcases Jean and Valerie's inspiring, idiosyncratic style, check out the latest post on their blog here.  Photo courtesy of the Idiosyncratic Fashionistas.
I met the delightful Liz Baca, right, of The Goods, a vintage store based in California, at the Manhattan Vintage Show and Sale and purchased a striking taupe and black cape from her booth.  She was also doing a pop-up store until November 3rd at Marmalade Vintage in New York.  Photo courtesy of Liz Baca.
I had connected with Debra Rapoport (left) through Ari Cohen's blog Advanced Style, and we were able to meet for brunch on Sunday, along with her friend from Paris (right, in the gorgeous boots which she had purchased in NY) at the Whitney Museum.  Debra is a nutritionist and an artist, and creates unique and fabulous accessories from the most unlikely materials (she is also a fan of short, two-tone hair, which makes her ok in my book).

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