Sunday, April 06, 2008

hell on the streets of new york


coming to the end of my first full day in NYC and am feeling sleepy now that the effects of jetlag have kicked in but also satisfied about todays purchases.

seeing as it was sunday, I thought i'd take the lovely A's advice (you know, Alison Goldfrapp's spokesperson and style extraorinaire) and mosey up to Hells Kitchen to check out the Flea Market. Ironically the bloody freezing winds (thank god for my fur) did have a goodside as they caused all of the freezing stallholders to mumble knocked-down prices from their nests (under rugs of blankets in their deckchairs battling the cold).


one stall that i particularly liked (believe the woman was called athena?) had a lovely rack of brown, black and white pieces all arranged according to the lovely array of textures; bearfur, silk, leather, tweed... it felt like I should have been in paris rather than a windy patch of wasteland in NY, even more so when I came across a lovely little christian dior jacket which proceded, along with the stallowner to whisper sweet nothings into my ear and urge me to try it on.
i succumbed.
and handed over my cash.


and i love it because it's caused me to enter a phase of wanting to dress in a more feminine/whimsicle way, wearing my hair down in waves and with plaits pinned back along the crown of my head and wearing extra pink blush. then a cute iekeline style embroidered handbag sealed the deal and i headed off to a little cafe around the corner (cupcake cafe at casa, 9th ave; between 39th and 40th) and sipped tea, wrote in my journal and tapped my feet to the motown and country tunes playing.

so back at the b+b later (i know, who knew NY has them..) i snapped the results, this time paired with jeans for a street friendly look and tryed to ignore those inevitable plug sockets, but, ahh, what can one do? they just gravitate towards all the nice walls.



ps. thanks for all the great tips on the must see places in NY by the way, so helpful!. With 13 days in my hands, I'll be able to see so much..

26 comments:

WendyB said...

Let me know if I can entertain you in some way!

a. said...

oh how wonderful! i told you they were the best, you never know what you might find :]

cheers to a fabulous thirteen days!

thanks for the adorable shout out. i quite like being called alison goldfrapp's "spokesperson" perhaps ill add it to my resume ;]

kisses my love XO

a. said...

ps. this made me think of you;

http://img529.imageshack.us/img529/2722/2386338470b58f3f212etk5.jpg

XO

SICK. said...

cute;
you are so lucky to be in nyc.



x.
jessica

Miss Woo said...

NY looks like so much fun! The dior jacket is like a little piece of loveliness and does indeed looks gorge on you, I await your next batch of postcards from NY with anticipation.

a. said...

oh & pps : they seemed to have a pretty good selection of chloes stuff left. about three racks full. & the cheapest item runs around 200 US dollars. which might not be that bad considering your used to the pound, no? god i wish i lived in the uk. wanna switch? hehe.

Cool Urbanite. said...

You went shopping alone in New York, how cool!
And like the Dior jacekt and the Iekeliene bag is awesome!

emsie said...

I love what you've done with your images! Love your buys, especially the dress.

Héloïse J. said...

is that the place you're staying? it looks fab! great buys :)

wishing you a full of surprises stay in nyc!

*can't wait for some artistically photoshoped pics of the town and its fab museums!

a bientot :)

emsie said...

Oh, I meant to say - your jacket is gorgeous. Great finds methinks.

xxx

Debbie Shiamay said...

I love the way u edit your photos. Cute and original!!!

lady coveted said...

ahh what a lovely bag! i love tapestry bags...

susie_bubble said...

Loved the way you did the pics!

Ediot said...

beautiful outfit. u look great!

Sophie said...

Oh god I can't wait to go to NY this September! and I love love love that handbag, so pretty.

ღ mey ♥¨`*•.¸¸.•*´¨♥ღ said...

i loved your shirt!!!!

kisses

jayne said...

oo fun! so cool you're there for 2 wks & still posting!

The Clothes Horse said...

How wonderful! You certainly found one of the best places in NYC already. Have fun!

Allure said...

I'm jealous! LOL, really I wish I was in NY right now. And the Christian Dior jacket is amazing.

Anonymous said...

If you're in the mood to do something quick and cheap for food, a fun place that is a favorite in the east village is Pomme Fritte located at 2nd Ave. between 7 & 8 St. It sounds silly but it's a little french fry stand that always has a line out the door around 3 a.m. and you can get different toppings and exotic sauces.

Anonymous said...

OH! And a fabulous thrift store I don't know if you know of or have been recommended to : Tokyo 7 ! Chloe Sevigny always cites it as one of her favorites, and I must say they always have a fabulous selection of old designer clothing at cheap prices.

the address: 64 East 7th Street
between 1st and 2nd avenue

Anna Pope said...

NY sounds amazing, and congrats on such great buys!

Keep on having fun :)

Romany said...

Your yellow and white outfit is gorgeous - the perfect blend of trendiness and femininity. Great start! :)
I'm so jealous that you're in New York...do you plan on visiting magazine publishing houses at all? (I think I may have already asked you...?)
Romany
xx

Miss at la Playa said...

enjoy NY!

The dress is lovely

we could grow up together said...

that new york postal stamp, priceless!

miss_vogue said...

oh this is all splendid!