Posts Tagged ‘Fashion Week’

Back to knotting pearls. I truly love the look of the perfectly colored glass pearl.

No real counting once I’ve laid out the design. Just take the thread, add the pearl, and proceed to make the perfect knot! Each time.

After knotting for a bit there was lunch. This Southern girl really loves fried okra. I usually rinse and pat dry the veggie. Then cut off the larger tougher end and just throw them plain into a hot cast-iron frying pan. No water, oil, or anything extra. Just toss it around for a few minutes until it is really toasty. Just before removing this green morsels from the pan, I add a little salt, toss 20 seconds longer – and perfect okra every time!

There were also some baby potatoes from a recent farmers’ market purchase and leftover salad from the day before.

And how about a few pictures from my February 2015 NYC trip, beginning the day with a banana quinoa muffin from Smile to Go on Howard Street. I understand this breakfast goodie is a favorite of a very popular young singer. 🙂

Then it was off to Bleeker Street to get a glimpse of the historical building where Margaret Sanger worked during the first half of the 20th century

There was a quick stop at Lincoln Center to see a little of the happenings of Fashion Week. Most of us were just bundled up in warm coats! But I liked this picture because it almost appears to be a black and white picture, but then you see the powder-blue coat, bright orange shoes, a child’s hat, and there is pink! Even on the the little doggy there is color. The photographer seems to be posing – but he is not. He was actually looking at something behind me (don’t remember what it was).


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Christian Siriano, one of my fav new designers, has just opened a store on Elizabeth Street in New York City. dang. And here I sit. In Annapolis. dang. While I sit, I can always go to his website Christian Siriano and enjoy the artistic gifts of this young man.

But all is OK. September 8, the Saturday of NYC Fashion Week, is coming up soon, and I plan to ride the rails to Penn Station once more. And my main stop other than Lincoln Center will be Christian Siriano on Elizabeth Street. During Fashion Night Out, the Thursday night before, there will be a soirée at his new digs. Sadly, I will not be able to make that. May I please say “dang” again? dang. However, I am an academic librarian, right? The first few weeks of fall semester is not the best time to take off two days. And as much as I enjoy the “show” week of design, especially for apparel and furniture (October in High Point, NC – oh how I miss those days!!), I am also fortunate to enjoy my job very much. Want to keep it!

But hey! At least I have the opportunity to go and see his designs in person. Even though I have no need for an evening gown, I must say I am most excited about seeing those creations up close and personal. Especially the fabrics. I have a “thing” about really fine fabrics.

No pictures of his work because I only post views of what I see with my own eyes. However, please enjoy Siriano’s website linked above. And following is another picture from my June walk in Annapolis. This kitty was following the shenanigans of a beautiful Robin. Taunting the kitty I do believe!

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