Sunday, December 18, 2016

as Diana Vreeland asked.. "WHY DON'T YOU?"



Given the less than jovial and spirited mood of  this year's holiday and shopping  times, this might be the year to go all out when it comes to gift giving and lift spirits all around. Keeping that in mind ….  WHY DON’T YOU … 
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WHY DON’T YOU … Capture yourself or a loved in a portrait? It is possible no matter which side of the Atlantic is your neighborhood. Consider a photographic image conceived through the lens of Robert Pressutti or maybe you prefer a more “hands-on” approach via the artistry of Marc Antoine Coulon. Contact them or me to arrange a sitting or a situation!  www.robertpresutti.com/galleries/new-portraits  or   www.marc-antoinecoulon.fr
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Find one dress that you like and have it copied many times? You will be much more successful than if you try to produce the same effects each evening.

WHY DON’T YOU … Consider a couture made to measure infanta gown or a sable coat created and conceived from the world class designer Ralph Rucci. Consider this an investment that will supersede any expectation of what can be made in the USA. If you a lust for the perfect LBD to own forever and ever,  you might consider the artistry of one Michail Sykiankis  to be found here at www.michailsykianakis.com
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Where would fashion be without literature?

WHY DON’T YOU … Think about giving a book that will spark the imagination of the reader such as TAFFIN containing the most exquisite of jewelry or Diverse Beauty by Alexis Lubomirski who celebrates the ways in which so many manifest physical beauty or maybe show the reader what most never get to see and that would be the behind the scenes activity at catwalk shows as in Alexander McQueen: Unseen recorded by the lens man Robert Fairer. Visit amazon or  eBay.
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You gotta have style. It helps you get down the stairs. It helps you get up in the morning. It's a way of life. Without it, you're nobody. I'm not talking about lots of clothes.

WHY DON’T YOU … Show off your style by riding around town on a fab bicycle created and conceived by Lorenzo Martone. www.martonecycling.com  it’s the perfect conveyance for the city or even the Côte d'Azur. And if you are really into making a statement you can swath yourself in an incredibly lush scarf by Zink, you know they are so reasonably priced you can dole them out like candy for the holidays or have an Isadora moment all on your own in so many color options.  www.zinkeveryday.com/wraps
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 I loathe narcissism, but I approve of vanity.

WHY DON’T YOU keep that in mind and think of adorning yourself in south sea pearls and diamonds? To be exact, the drool worthy 14k white gold and brilliants with pearl drops from Pedro Boregaard www.boregaard.com or a 7 carat brilliant emerald cut diamond from Rodrigo Otazu  www.rodrigonewyork.com or just maybe a unisex archaeologically certified scarab ring set in 21 kt gold by Cynthia Wolff www.cynthiawolff.com
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To be contented—that’s for the cows.

WHY DON’T YOU add to your growing art collection and add a pastoral scene or a new work from a contemporary artist? Maybe you know a traditionalist or a more experimental curator of their art. The pastoral snow scene from River Gallery www.rivergalleryny.com or the “modern” art from FRG Objects or www.frgdesignart.com
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Oh, but I think that thoughtfulness and manners are everything.
  
WHY DON’T YOU Find the perfect gift for the person who has everything? Maybe the wireless bluetooth retro microphone which is really a speaker from www.rodrigonewyork.com or possibly handmade eyeglasses or sunglasses made of genuine horn with lenses for the sunglasses  from  Carl Zeiss. Leo Vanweersch owner and designer will personally assist you. www.ulsjehandcrafted.com
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Mention my name and get a royal reception from all of these wildly creative people... HAPPY SHOPPING !!!!!