Rain! I love to walk in the city but it was more challenging today. I did make it to the Daphne Guiness exhibit at the Fashion Institute of Technology. Their Museum is open and free to the public.
What a stunning collection of clothing! Her favorite designers appear to have been Alexander McQueen and Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, with quite a bit of Alaia and Dolce and Gabbana besides. And she must be a tiny little woman, as the dresses look fit for about a 22″ waist. The fabrics and designs are so rich and sumptuous: feathers, fur, sequins, rhinestones, lots of silk satin. I wanted to touch them all, but I could feel the eyes of the security guard on me like hot lasers.
I was dressed for comfort and walking, and in lots of black – my NYC uniform. The long black skirt is from Banana Republic, thrifted, and the sweater is from the 15 Dollar Store. Yes! Don’t ask the price, it’s $15. The shoes are also thrifted. The inside says “Walking Co.”, but I couldn’t find anything about them. They are nice, heavy leather and great for urban hiking.
I visited the Chelsea Buffalo Exchange, a resale shop that leans toward younger tastes and newer clothing than a traditional thrift. The prices are a little higher too, but I found a nearly-new gray Eileen Fisher sheath dress, fits like perfection, for $30. So I was a happy shopper.
|I thought about so many of you who would also enjoy this store!
Today is our tenth wedding anniversary! So we are going out to a romantic little Italian bistro for dinner. I married my dream guy – once I got that right, a lot of life got easier.