From the sublime to the outrageous! This buying trip to New York was an eye opening education for me. The street fashions: pastel ballet slippers worn with tight legged pants, huge suit jackets and even bigger jewelry.
The fashions in the museums!
The Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty exhibition at the Metropolitan was an experience I'll never forget! His opening quote: "There is no way for me back now, I'm going to take you on journeys you never dreamed were possible."
And he certainly did! The setting was fantastic, eerie music, loud heart beats, moaning sounds and tinker bell music all help set the mood for fashions unimaginable!
Animal horns, painted creamy leather, lace, shells, plaids, snakes, sequins and feathers! These were just a few of his creations!
Oops, the last picture is a shoe by McQueen, as if you couldn't tell! :)
The traditional pieces also inspired me to realize that as crazy as fashion may get the classics are still important, so I've actually started buying some vintage pieces on this trip, call the shop if you're interested in these.
I also attended the New York Accessories Show and shopped till I dropped. I've sent over 15 new orders back to the shop, so keep an eye out on the website for the new pieces!
Of course one of my favorite parts of this trip was spending time with one of my dear friends Candace. We worked together at a cosmetic company in Manhattan over 25 years ago!
My husband, Allan and I are leaving New York in a couple of days for our annual buying trip to Istanbul, Turkey. If you remember I try to do a daily blog of my adventures and favorite finds, so stay tuned!