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Archive for July, 2009

Pre Pete

At The Smith waiting for C and J before the Pete Yorn show, sipping on a Cucumber Loco made by a bartender who looks like the late great River Phoenix.

Ingredients:
tequila
cointreau
oj
lime
muddled cukes

Slightly cloying but refreshing nonetheless.

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In an outrageously out-of-character moment, I loved the rain so much today.  It came down violently and thunderously at around 6pm, and covered the streets in dimpled sheets of glass.  It pounded against the top of my AC unit and swept across my window, loosening specks of black grime that left gray dribbles sliding across the pane.  Across the street at the Chelsea Hotel, someone was taking full advantage, sweeping the grit off her balcony and unleashing a wall of water that poured through the iron-wrought railing and flowed onto the sidewalk.  Lightening illuminated the sky even with the sun still peeking out through the clouds above, and the thunder would crack and resolve into a rolling rumble that seemed to ripple the streams of water that flowed over the streets.  The sky was a marbled hue of slate, navy, dusty cerulean and dove gray.  It was relentless and consuming and so thoroughly cleansing, it was like someone gave New York City a good hard shake of the shoulders.

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alexander wang7Impossibly cool twist on a white shirt from Alexander Wang Fall ’09.  Saw this in the current issue of Vogue just now and died for a second.

Love love love everything about it – the interplay of classic/sexy/cool, the straight “collar”-band across the chest, the exposed, cut-out placket.  Love that a beautiful slender arm can make a boyish shirt look so damn good on a female.  Wouldn’t mind if the sleeve was a smidge narrower, but it may just be the way that the dress has shifted as she walks.

The White Shirt has been a favorite of mine since I was a wee little girl.  I am on a perpetual mission to find them, all sorts – and this one is definitely on my list.  Must. Have.

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