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A Fall Trip to NYC!

Monday, November 29th, 2010

I recently visited New York…more for pleasure than for work this time around, but still made a little time for meeting up with some vintage vendors.  Anywhooo, WayWay Allen of bluechickadee and I went up to spend some time with Jane Pope Cooper of Jane Pope Jewelry, her hubby and new baby boy, Wade!  We had a great couple of days…here’s a little from our trip!

Breakfast in Central Park...look how beautiful those Fall colors are!

Breakfast in Central Park...look how beautiful those Fall colors are!

Want to go back for their oatmeal with fresh berries and mint!

I could go back for their oatmeal with fresh berries and mint every single day!

Wade cuddled up in Central Park...what a bundle of cuteness!

Wade cuddled up in Central Park...what a bundle of cuteness!

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Way Way with a mega large latte!!! YUMMY! Kept her warm in Central Park.

While we were there we hit the many sample sales…Wade in tow!  It was so windy and he didn’t even make a peep.  He is a city baby…he loved having his mom stroll him around and hearing all of the city sounds!

First stop, was John Robshaw – it was packed!  We waited in line for about 30 minutes, but once we got in and rifled through all of the merchandise we were able to find some great textiles!  I snagged up a tablecloth and a great robe .  I could have spent a fortune in there and some people did, buying whole new bed sets.  It was a mad house!

The sample sale I was most excited about stopping in was Lauren Moffatt.  There we found a quiet, sunny environment.  The  crowd was less pushy and with the sample sale being held in her studio, it made for a little adventure to find.  Only the die hards found their way…we were some of them!  She is one of my all time favorite designers.  Check it out!

Love these colors!!!

Love these colors!!!

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Samples for sale!! AHHHHH!

Lookbook on the wall!

Lookbook on the wall!

More samples!

More samples!

And, now on to the eating part!

We had great meals, I’m always amazed by how many good restaurants are in New York!  Ever visit there are new places and each time it’s as good, if not better than the last!   We visited Bar Boulud, where I indulged in a rich pasta dish and also Corsino, where we sampled crostinis of all kinds!  One of our lunch spots was a highlight as well.  Westville is a cute, neighborhood restaurant (we went to the one in Chelsea) where they serve delicious vegetables among other amazing plates.  The corn on the cob was ridiculous, it wasn’t just your plain old corn on the cob, it was seasoned with lime juice, cumin and cotija cheese…I’ll have another one, please!

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Westville

I’m never ready to leave New York, but it was time to get home and get back to work!  Here’s some of the loot I brought back…it’s up on the website and ready for you to shop!

Library Vintage straight from NYC

Library Vintage straight from NYC

Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Swim 2011 in MIAMI!

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

I arrived in Miami Saturday morning and like getting in to any city, the first thing I want to do is find the vintage!!  I hopped in my rental cherry red Mustang, plugged in my GPS and hit the road!  I found GOLD…the designer jackpot!  Miami’s sources of vintage are endless…I love that Charleston has a direct flight there for future trips!  Steal a look at what’s to come on the web!! 

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Library Loot sourced from Miami

 

The main reason I was there, though was for Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Swim 2011.  Hot South Beach streets were buzzing with long legged models, swim designers, jewelry designers, photographers, magazine editors, buyers and celebrities to see new swimwear collections shown mostly at the Raleigh and also one show at Nikki Beach and the Bass Museum. 

 

The Raleigh Pool

The Raleigh Pool

Modeal Hillary Rhoda at The Raleigh Pool filming a promo

Model Hillary Rhoda at The Raleigh Pool filming a promo

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Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Swim 2011

Hanging marysia's logo on the runway backdrop

Hanging marysia's logo on the runway backdrop

marysia swim rehearsal

marysia swim rehearsal

marysia swim rehearsal

marysia swim rehearsal

marysia swim rehearsal

marysia swim rehearsal

Jewelry Designer Jane Pope Cooper backstage at marysia's show prepping jewelry for the models

Jewelry Designer Jane Pope Cooper backstage at marysia's show prepping jewelry for the models

More pre-show preo between designers marysia & jane

More pre-show pre between designers Marysia Reeves & Jane Pope Cooper

A feature on Marysia Reeves in The Daily!

A feature on Marysia Reeves in The Daily!

Marysia's interns Tessa Hart & Greer Thompson

Marysia's interns, Tessa Hart & Greer Thompson backstage

 

Our favorite, of course was Marysia Swim’s collection.  Words that describe Marysia Reeves’ new collection are soft, fresh, fresh-faced, sophisticated, chic, cohesive, clear vision…I could go on and on.  The pictures will show for themselves.  We are so happy for her; she is truly a talented desinger.  And speaking of talented designers, Jane Pope Cooper of Jane Pope Jewelry & Balboa Jewelry must be included!  Jane bejeweled Marysia’s models with her amazingly natural Jane Pope Jewelry.  It was the perfect complement to the swimwear…the models backstage were begging to keep the pieces!!  I am lucky to have a couple of my own! 

 

Models adding Jane Pope Jewelry to their runway look

Models adding Jane Pope Jewelry to their runway look

marysia swim backstage

marysia swim backstage

marysia swim backstage

marysia swim backstage

marysia swim backstage

marysia swim backstage

marysia swim backstage

marysia swim backstage

Jane Pope Cooper & I backstage after the show...it was HOT back there!!

Jane Pope Cooper & I backstage after the show...it was HOT back there!!

Marysia Reeves being interviewed after her AMAZING show!

Marysia Reeves being interviewed after her AMAZING show!

Perry Reeves wearing marysia swim & jane pope jewelry

Perry Reeves wearing marysia swim & jane pope jewelry

Marysia & husband, Nathaniel Reeves after the show...beautiful couple!

Marysia & husband, Nathaniel Reeves after the show...beautiful couple!

Here’s our favorite look from the runway!!

Photo by Getty Images

Photo by Getty Images

Also, Jane has added new pieces to the Jane Pope collection.  Check out the turquoise rings and necklaces flanked in rubies and chocolate diamonds that add a burst of color along with earthy moonstone rings and earrings.  I am obsessed!  So were the Melissa Blanchard and Susan Lane Steiner of Van Jean in Columbia, South Carolina.  They came by our room at The Raleigh to indulge in their own JPJ pieces and also some for their store.  I loved seeing both of these ladies and can’t wait to make a day trip to their amazing store to see what’s new in for Fall!  They always have a well edited buy of the most amazing Philip Lim pieces…I think my schedule will open up soon…who’s along for the ride?

Melissa Blanchard & Susan Lane Steiner of VanJean perusing the Jane Pope Jewelry collection

Melissa Blanchard & Susan Lane Steiner of VanJean perusing the Jane Pope Jewelry collection

New Pieces added to the Jane Pope Jewelry collection

New Pieces added to the Jane Pope Jewelry collection

Another shot of the Jane Pope Jewelry collection

Another shot of the Jane Pope Jewelry collection

All in all, the trip was a success in everyway!  Meeting, talking and mingling with people that have the same love for fashion as I do was so much fun!  And, seeing the productions come together was simply INSPIRING!