The Boardwalk Empire is one of HBO's newest series that I`m currently hooked on not only because of it's story line , but also for its beautiful costume and wardrobe design by John Dunn. Ah the tailored suits, the furs...wouldn't you love to live in a time where being this well dressed was the norm ?!
Lately, the androgynous suit/tuxedo look has been very popular within numerous fashion outlets. Some women choose to add a touch of femininity to the look while others prefer to maintain the classic quality minus the flair. Personally, I love women in suits and if the occasion arose, I would definitely wear one. What's your take on this look?
Last Thursday I visited Museum of the City of New York to see their exhibit"Notorious & Notable: 20th Century Women of Style".
They featured 80 prominent women from Jacqueline Kennedy to Gypsy Rose Lee who all captivated the world with their intelligence, wits, and impeccable style.
(This black gown was one of my favorite looks. It's Tina Chow, who was known for her love of vintage pieces =). She's wearing "Homage to CoCo Chanel" by Karl Lagerfeld. All of the accessories are actually embellishments of the dress!)
(This blue dress was another favorite , worn by the gorgeous, legendary Lena Horne. Attributed to Giorgio di Sant'Angelo)
I wasn't permitted to use a flash, only my camera phone, so I apologize for the poor quality of the pics .
If you are in the city of New York anytime soon , check out this brilliant exhibit before it ends January 2nd and be sure to tell us your favorite style icon.
Well, these photographs definitely didn't come out as good as I intended. First off I blame my dad who acted as my photographer, he was antsy, trying to rush the process. Also, I hate posing for pictures which usually results in me appearing extremely awkward. I apologize for the awkwardness, LOL.
By the way, I bought this blazer from a vintage thrift store over the summer. It has definitely become one of my favorites and I wear it often. Unfortunately as we move closer to the winter, it is becoming entirely too cold to wear. I was freezing last Thursday when I wore it to class.
Milk & Honey Market has just been added to our growing list of favorite places to visit. Stumbling upon the small market for the first time a few weeks ago, Christine and I both love the employee hospitality, yummy treats, and reasonable pricing. The Market's primary goals are to remain cost efficient by stocking their inventory with items that have been produced locally, as well as supporting small farms that produce organic products.
A few days ago, Christine and I decided that we needed a "brand" meeting, so we met up and headed to University City (a college section of the Philly area). We stumbled across The Green Line Cafe, which we now love and will consider as our new meeting location. We also discovered the Milk & Honey Market towards the end of our night (which will be discussed in a later post).