Monday, April 5, 2010

On the Street…..Anna in Red, Paris

Friday, April 2, 2010

A Month In Fashion

Fashion month really feels like fashion year (but all crammed into one month)!

It starts in January with Pitti Uomo in Florence and doesn’t end till March with the womens collections in Paris.

Garance recently did a mash-up (my kids watch Glee) of some of our favorite moments.

I remember that most of the times Garance or Chris were filming me, I really didn’t want to be filmed. They seem to find my exhaustion very funny. However , they say (not the Garance and Chris “they” but the general “they” that say things that we say they say) that comedy is pain plus time and now that I have a little time away from the pain the whole thing does seem pretty funny.

Garance Dor

Friday, April 2, 2010

The New Sartorialist Contest!!

So the recent Diana Vreeland posts have really been a teaser for the next contest.

For those of you unfamiliar, Diana Vreeland was a fashion editor and writer at Harper’s Bazaar from 1937-1963 and later the Editor-in-Chief of Vogue from 1963-1971, after her editorial career she became a consultant to The Costume Institute at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

If you haven’t yet, you have to find a copy of DV, Diana Vreeland’s autobiography, written in 1984. For fashion fans it is a fantastic glimpse of real chic in the last century, . It was the first book I read when I moved to New York twenty years ago and it helped me see fashion and Manhattan in a fantastic new light.
Ms. Vreeland was also the inspiration for the character of Maggie Prescott in Fred Astaire’s ( as Richard Avedon) movie Funny Face. Remember the famous “Think Pink!” musical number…pure DV!
She was also the creator of the wildly popular “Why don’t you…” column, which she began for Harper’s Bazzar in 1937. I love the complete whimsy of these suggestions, they seem over-the-top and crazy, but at the same time they kinda/sorta make sense. What you have to remember is that the suggestions were based in reality, but it was Diana Vreeland’s reality!
So, the idea of this contest is to update “Why don’t you…” with a modern twist.
Maybe focus on the things that were not around at Ms. Vreelands time; the iPhone, Internet or the modern-day celebrity or just something in everyday modern life that we can all relate to but just a little crazier…..surprise us!
Submissions must be sent to, that is the only way I can confirm the winner and know where to send the Celine book.
Please put “Vreeland Contest” in the subject line.
I will post the top submissions on the blog.

The contest will be open fron now until April 12th.

Friday, April 2, 2010

On the Street…..Park Ave., New York City

Friday, April 2, 2010

On the Street…..18th St., New York

Thursday, April 1, 2010

On the Street…..17th St. New York

Thursday, April 1, 2010

On the Street…..Before Armani, Milano

Thursday, April 1, 2010

On the Street…..The Young West Village, New York

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Cool Girls on Motorcycles, Vintage Photo Contest

This is a photo of my Great-uncle Frank’s former girlfriend taken in the early 1930s on my Great grandfather’s ranch in Sun Valley, CA. I “borrowed” this photo from my Grandpa about 5 years ago so I could take it to my hair stylist for inspiration for a new haircut. I don’t know anything about this woman other than she dated a family member and she liked to ride motorcycles, my Grandpa was only about 7 around this time so he doesn’t remember much about her. Still I love this picture and everything the girl on the bike embodies.
I?m used to walk in the small markets of antique dealers and I found this pictures.
I paid attention to it as I liked the woman personality, riding the bike in an unusual or not so femenin way for the times it was done, but at the same time because she appears kind of ?daring? style.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Why Don’t You?… by Diana Vreeland

Rinse your blond child’s hair in dead champagne to keep its gold as they do in France?