Friday, September 27, 2013

What I'm Wearing to Teach Today: Past Tense

Forgot the camera cable, so yesterday's outfit comes to you today.
Yes, I like to be in the kitchen
Dress:  Yohji Yamamoto
Hat:  No label (gift)
Stockings (not visible, but have little dots on them):  Wolford
Shoes (in hand):  Ralph Lauren

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

What I'm Wearing to Teach Today: Yes, I Have to Work

Dress:  Junya Watanabe (Saks)
Tights:  Wolford
Shoes:  Trippen (ebay)

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Animal Attraction

One of the things we looked forward to after our travels was getting some new animal companionship in the house.  It's been a little over two years since Max died, and we've definitely noticed the absence.  So we went on the Ladybird Sanctuary site and found these two new loves of our lives:  Mulberry (the white one aka Berry White) and Gwendolyn (aka Taco).

They're great cats, bonded to each other (despite different litters), and just so sweet to have around.  They're also great playmates, often combining grooming and fighting.
Not entirely sure what's going on with the video, but it works in slow motion, I guess.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Mother-Daughter Communication

Let's dispense with the "it's been so long, blah, blah, blah" and go straight into what the biannual mother-daughter bonding shop looks like.

First, I meet my mother at the train station.

The guy behind me had what looked like aluminum foil hair.
Then we head to Bergdorf Goodman for lunch and a bit of browsing.  We pretty much share the same thing for lunch each time:  the Gotham salad (always) and the tea sandwiches.  I have to say, the tea sandwiches were a bit underseasoned and underwhelming this time.  Sometimes we have the deviled eggs, but mine are better (really).

Mom peruses the racks

The 2nd floor shoe department at BG
Other than some make-up (Hourglass primer, powder, and brush* and my favourite Kevyn Aucoin mascara), we found nothing at Bergdorf's.  I really like the department store, but I have to say, their designer collections were a bit meh this time.

We pause outside before moving onto Saks.
Saks seems to have a larger selection of designers, and they carry both Comme des Garcons and Junya Watanabe (BG doesn't have CdG anymore) as well as a lot of smaller, less established designers, which makes it fun to look around.
Shopping is hungry work, so we have a snack at Saks, sharing a piece of cake and the cheese plate.
Forgot to take the picture before we dove in

Looking down on 5th avenue from the restaurant; interestingly, the Bergdorf cafe we go to is in the basement.
My mother insists on taking a picture of me, and I insist on making some kind of face.
Then I take my mom back to the train station where I wait with her until she boards her train.  Yes, it's an indulgent day, but it happens only twice a year and always in New York (when I'm there to work Coterie).  It's just us sharing our love of style and beautiful things.  We have a common language and don't have to explain why something catches our eye.  It's a great mother-daughter shorthand.

*Note for Hourglass - if you're going to sell a brush to use specifically with a powder, it should fit inside the compact.  Just saying.