A couple of weeks ago, on a Saturday afternoon after Bottega but before the Frick, I was walking out of Barney's with a friend who I'd just convinced to snap up the perfect Ann Demeulemeester vest for spring (and doused both of us and half the ground floor with an intoxicating cloud of Carnal Flower and Musc Ravageur) when a photographer stopped to ask if she could take his photo for Men's Vogue. It showed up today in Amanda Cutter Brooks' smart blog, In Her Eyes, which offers a fresh yet classic take on menswear, and she singled him out for "the most luxe version of a bomber jacket that I have seen." Yeah, 'tis-- I was there when he bought it: it's Kostas Murkudis from Project No. 8, my absolute favorite store in New York (as regular readers know) and his Martin Margiela scarf is, too. I sent the link to my pal at the boutique and she adorably replied, "I can't wait for your photo with the A Detacher jacket [funnily enough, my Christmas present from Mr. Men's Vogue] and Natalia Brilli hair pins in the next printed Vogue!!" Ha. Paris or Nippon or Russian Vogue, maybe...
My weekend plans include a private sale that another friend is organizing:
"If your Valentine's Day was less than sterling, why don't you join me this Sunday, February 24th, from 2-5 p.m., and choose some sterling for yourself? Clement has sent me beautiful things from Paris – many more pearl and multi-stone bracelets as well as gorgeous hand-painted Swarowski crystal necklaces with striking new shapes and earrings. I'll be serving Mariebelle hot chocolate with lots of little luscious things to go with it. Come for the company! Please visit lottadjossou.com."
Email me if you'd like to attend and I will happily forward you the invitation, with pleasure. It's really gorgeous stuff, so don't be shy!