ran into Laura Duncan today at Peoples Revolution.  besides being a very talented stylist and friend, she just has that quality that makes you feel so relaxed and fun around her.  love love Laura!!!


beautiful things happen while you sleep

I woke up to this atrocity/masterpiece this morning.  I find it to be the perfect centerpiece for the dining table.


the great gatsby affair

Our gorgeous friend Laury Smith, had a party at her beautiful home.  It wasn't just any party, it was a Great Gatsby kind of affair...


A phrase began to beat in my ears with a sort of heady excitement: "There are only the pursued, the pursuing, the busy, and the tired." / F.S. Fitzgerald

Dresses / Vionnet
Jewelry / Chanel / Christian Dior
Suits / Yves Saint Laurent / Tom Ford


I live in my dreams.  Other people live in dreams too... just not their own.  / Hermann Hesse

p.s. - yes, it's a Hesse kind of evening.

bird in the storm

There is no escape.  You can't be a vagabond and an artist and still be a solid citizen, a wholesome, upstanding man.  You want to get drunk, so you have to accept the hangover.  You say yes to the sunlight and pure fantasies, so you have to say yes to the filth and nausea.  Everything is within you, gold and mud, happiness and pain, the laughter of childhood and the apprehension of death.  Say yes to everything, shirk nothing. Don't try to lie to yourself.  You are not a solid citizen.  You are not Greek.  You are not harmonious or the master of yourself.  You are a bird in the storm.  Let it storm! Let it drive you! How much have you lied? A thousand times, even in your poems and books, you have played the harmonious man, the wise man, the happy, the enlightened man.  In the same way, men attacking in war have played heroes, while their bowels twitched.  My God, what a poor ape, what a fencer in the mirror man is - particularly the artist - particularly myself!  / Hermann Hesse