Friday, February 26, 2010

The A.C. Fantasy Shopping League: Comme des Garçons

I'm seriously enamored of this Comme des Garçons blouse/jacket/thing from Fall 2008. I've been stalking it over on Yoox, where it's on sale for $660. Le sigh.

Pictures via Yoox,

Style blogger Sea of Shoes has the most amazing picture of it:
Picture via Sea of Shoes

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Behold, the "Weir Royale" Olympic-Theme Cocktail at the Russian Tea Room

When I heard that tonight The Russian Tea Room was planning to debut a new cocktail inspired by Olympic figure skater Johnny Weir, of course I had to go check it out. I mean, what could it look like? I was imagining Swarovski crystals and gilded crucifixes. Conveniently, I was right around the corner, so here it is, The Weir Royale:



It's made with Russian Czar's Gold Vodka, which is distilled through real gold. The Olympic-appropriate vodka is shaken with lemon juice and simple syrup, layered over Blue Curacao and served with a strawberry garnish in a martini glass rimmed with red sugar. Starting tonight, when Weir competes in the long program at the Olympics in Vancouver, the drink will be on the menu at The Russian Tea Room for $14.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Inspiration Permutations: Separated at Birth?

Christian Dior Haute Couture, 1957

Glinda from Wicked
Costume design by Susan Hilferty

Monday, February 1, 2010

Things I want today

Shocking! The Art and Fashion of Elsa Schiaparelli
I find myself toying with the idea of purchasing this for myself. But it's $169.22. But I really want it ...

I'm feeling Schiaparelli lately. I'm very tempted to buy a huge bolt of hot pink fabric and just wrap it around things in my house. Like the cats.