Thursday, September 29, 2011
Dashing Eccentric Designs Spotted At New York Fashion Week!
By coincidence Mr. E traveled back to 'the old country' to visit family during New York's recent Fashion Week extravaganza. His outrageously gorgeous sister took his picture at the universe's style omphalos - the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week sponsorship banner. And most delightfully, Mr. E sports a shirt of his own design, constructed by myself. I had no idea we would be so spectacularly represented at this pinnacle of world fashion events!
Mr. E, as you can see, did not neglect visiting the major cultural monuments, of which there are so many along the eastern seaboard. I tended towards housefau-type duties while the man of the house pursued more intellectually inclined activities. Here you see a typical outfit from that week, whilst i attempt to look pulled together as temperatures climb ever higher.
Another of the slouch fly front skirts, in a very nicely stretchy black denim, another Butterick 4985 iteration, my trusty Aerosoles, slacking on the patio sweeping apparently, and ......... could this be? Whu - let us look a wee bit closer......
Yes, that would indeed be a vintage Coach bag. In a case of truly jaw-dropping generosity, i received two beautiful new pocketbooks from a wonderful blog reader during Mr. E's vacation (say the word and you will be outed, you who knows who you are!). This is one. I have enjoyed Coach items (generally from afar!) over the decades, but have never had one of their purses. Mom did for years, a classic unlined leather one. My vintage leather belt has done yeoman's service in my wardrobe. Coach scarves are beautiful, the workmanship in each piece impeccable. However, the overly logo-ed fabric bags, while gorgeous, never spoke to me, and the 'classic leather' purses were a wee bit Puritan for my tastes. My favorite Coach bags were, and remain, from the brief period when Coach started to branch out into more stylish bags, and before they started using a lot of the logo fabric.
The precise period, in fact, from which a * certain someone * chose a bag to send my way. I have to tell you it still leaves me a little flummoxed how this happened, but very delighted and thankful! It is one of those incidents which make you feel that there is much more to life behind the scenes than we generally let on. And that particular individuals have a gift for opening the door of the mundane to let you take a peek beyond.
Fashion Week was a memorable one in many many ways here at Eccentric HQ. Here's hoping that you all make many wonderful memories this fall as well!!