old timey new york (super yummy brooklyn)

as per saturdays conversation….Yummy homemade food cooked with friends in Brooklyn New Yorksalmon, capers, red onion and cream cheese on pumpernickel bread

Yummy homemade food cooked with friends in Brooklyn New YorkBrie and crackers

Yummy homemade food cooked with friends in Brooklyn New Yorkold fashion Manhattans with Rittenhouse Rye

Yummy homemade food cooked with friends in Brooklyn New YorkQuail eggs with creme fraiche and caviar (aka tiny eggs with tinier eggs on them)

Yummy homemade food cooked with friends in Brooklyn New York

Yummy homemade food cooked with friends in Brooklyn New YorkArtichokes with hollandaise sauce

Yummy homemade food cooked with friends in Brooklyn New Yorkipad holder

Yummy homemade food cooked with friends in Brooklyn New Yorkaka artichoke leaves holder

Yummy homemade food cooked with friends in Brooklyn New YorkLobster, scallop and porcini mushroom pot pie

Yummy homemade food cooked with friends in Brooklyn New York

Yummy homemade food cooked with friends in Brooklyn New York

Yummy homemade food cooked with friends in Brooklyn New YorkSeared buffalo au poivre,  baby spinach salad with homemade salad dressing

Yummy homemade food cooked with friends in Brooklyn New YorkCookie making cupboard!

Christmas OrnamentsChristmas Lobster

NutcrackersA motley crew of nutcrakers

Nutcrackers(One of) my favorite’s is the Squirrel King….

Nutcrackers… and this dapper chap.

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saturday night

tonight we dine with our very good friends, Ciaran and Rachel. Ciaran has probably influenced you without your knowledge as he is, you know, kinda a big deal in that whole advert world.. anywho, we are having dins together tonight, and i thought you guys would enjoy his invitation.

“Ahoy!

Wanted to find out if you guys were still up for dinner tonight – we
certainly hope so.  The theme for the menu, as discussed, is old New
York; it should be a fun meal.  I’ve been trying to track down a
description of a dinner party in the 1920s I read in a history class
but I can’t find it.  It involved a huge dinner table with a pond in
the middle – a real pond.  Inside the pond there were live swans – how
cool would it be if they were black swans?  Strangely enough, when I
think about that type of nonsensical excess and one-upmanship two
words come to mind: hip, hop.

Hope to see you tonight!

Best,
C”

have a great weekend guys!! xococo

Chanel Pre Fall 2011

Chanel Pre Fall 2011
Absolutely in LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE with Chanel’s Byzantine adventure for Pre-Fall 2011. Classic Chanel styles sometimes infused, sometimes taken over by ornamentation — square jewel buttons, layers of embroidery, intricate lace, cashmere and silk — all impeccably combined.

Chanel Pre Fall 2011

This bejeweled jacket is shoulder and collarless !!! amaze. when i was in design school i remember designing something like this, and my teachers told me it was impossible. impossible my friends?! not for The Lagerfeld. and how phenom is this jacket combined with oxford shirt and wide whale trouser.. so relaxed but opulent. totally my steez.  i love the massive, almost armor like harness on top of the classic Chanel cream tweed coat. Karl has a way of making slight changes seem so impactful and a la mode.

Chanel Pre Fall 2011

navy and black, cashmere and leather, asymmetrical pops of gold embroidery, mixed prints, sweaters you want to live in when it’s cold and damp outside, crown headbands on messy done hair, leather boot/legging/tights and jewels jewels jewels.

Chanel Pre Fall 2011

the show was held in the couture salon on Rue Cambon, surrounded by opulent gold walls, tapestries and furniture.  the models started out walking to songs off Dark Side of the Moon, and it ended with shimmering tweed, sequin and beaded gowns, mash ups of embroidery.. i love the belt folded over the gown, so unexpected.

Chanel Pre Fall 2011

my favorites tho were the frothy confections of opalescent sheer silk chiffon covered in embroidery and cheeky little gold lame panties, and medium grey sheer maxi dress with chain and jewel detailing on the sleeves..

Chanel Pre Fall 2011

you can watch the video here

Bright and White: Marc Jacobs and Givenchy Spring 2011 Ad Campaign

marc jacobs S/S2011 ad campaignlove the new ad campaigns from Marc Jacobs and Givenchy. Absolutely on opposite ends of the spectrum, and showing huge trends from Spring Summer 2011 — 1970’s luxury, sheer and pure white statement.
marc jacobs S/S2011 ad campaign

Shot backstage at the spring summer show by Juergen Teller

Givenchy S/S2011 ad campaign

Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott shoots Givenchy Spring Summer 2011 featuring Daphne Groeneveld and Stephen Thompson

tis the season


i was listening to too beautiful to live and luke was talking about sufjan stevens’ christmas album.. i’m not into most chrispy music, but i thought this was sweet with its nostaligic animation style and sufjan’s lovely voice which is so unusual for a christmas song..

so i thought i would make a christmas list… haha i dont really care if i get anything.. a lot of what i’m giving to other people is stuff i’ve made which i think is so much more personal… but i have really enjoyed creating gift lists (take a look at this one i did for the frisky!) so i thought what the hej, it is the season.

1. Two tickets to The Book of Mormon

2. Macaroons — i’ve been obsessed with them for over a year now and i’ve still never had one

3. Long leather gloves — warm and elegant and something i’d never buy myself

4. The Jeffery Campbell Lita shoe in beige burgundy fabric — so weird/glam current obsession

5. The Canon PowerShot SD940IS 12.1 Mega Pixel digital camera with wide angle lens — sure i’ve got my wonderful Canon T1I, but sometimes a quick point and shoot is all you need/want

6. We went to Traif recently (a phenomenal resto in Williamsburg) and they had truffle salt rimed drinks. i would put this on everything. amaze.