Dec 8th 2008 4:40PM It isn't horrible the way I expected it to be, but of course, it's empty also. It does look to be a very narrow lot, close neighbors.
Nov 19th 2008 4:11PM Good clothes are generally cleaned at home anyway. My suits see a dry cleaner maybe once a year. After I wear them they are brushed down and properly hung in the closet. A friend washes here Hermes scarves in the washing machine and them presses them by hand-I've not done that, but I am a big advocate of home laundering. I wash all my cashmere by hand and lay flat to dry. I also love to iron, so...
Last weekend a friend was visiting and we started a discussion of how to clean a $14,000 Ralph Rucci jacket we saw. I made the statement that women who can afford that do not get things dirty--they never drop food on themselves, never open a door, walk from one carpeted floor to another, etc. He said he could never do it--he'd ruin it in a heartbeat.
Oct 30th 2008 12:30PM Check you dates, the paintings could not have been commissioned in 1978.
Oct 28th 2008 12:47PM Nice article, well written and interesting.
Oct 23rd 2008 5:37PM I think the shoe-shaped zipper pull is tacky as is the shoe-embossed red lining. It's just not necessary and reminds me of people who collect miniature shoes.
Oct 23rd 2008 4:54PM I am a man, so I don't have a Chanel bag. A very good friend has several Chanel bags purchased over the years, she probably started 30 years ago. Her bags have lasted forever, but more importantly, they always make her feel put together, professional, accomplished. Chanel bags never really go out of style, not the one pictured at least. You can have it forever. Prices go up, some people can afford them and some people run to Chinatown to get a copy. Maybe the male equivalent is an Hermes briefcase, although I don't have one. I carry a Ferragamo instead.
Oct 21st 2008 12:47PM Dubai is sounding more and more like a place I would want to avoid--overdeveloped, everything new and expensive and fake--no aithenticity, like Vegas, only worse.
Oct 21st 2008 11:31AM Okay, wait, I think I'm wrong about sake--it shouldn't really be stored for long periods of time, as it too oxidizes. So, I don't know what they're doing here.
Oct 21st 2008 11:21AM Okay wait, the Japanese are probably 'bottle keeping' bottles of sake, not wine. Wine from grapes change after being opened and become flat after as little as one day, some will keep longer but not "until your next visit", even with vacuum pump sealing. Sake on the other hand can be stored opened for longer periods of time, like a cognac or liquor.
Oct 20th 2008 5:45PM this is a little white trashy, and I'm sure that's very intended, just like all the ironic tshirts. Personally, I'm bored with it all. Just give me good, beautiful design that doesn't need to shout to make a statement.