Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Blog Clog

Too many ho-hum blog ideas piling up in my drafts folder...so I'm going to mush them all together into one big easy condensed ho-hum blog post this week. Here we go--

1) Bad Christmas Sweaters.
I was in this store in Chicago a couple weeks ago, and was quite alarmed to see these horrifically bad sweaters

priced in the $18 + range, while fairly-groovy nylon shirts in the same store were priced at only $5-$8. I am totally out of the kitsch loop or something.  Maybe in Chicago there are hip crowds that have really fun bad sweater parties? 
(Hmmm, I have a birthday coming up next week...maybe I'm onto something here-)

Then yesterday I get this email from Style Mob telling me I can win a $200 gift certificate for finding the best "deliciously ugly" Christmas sweater. Here's the link if you're inclined to enter.  I've got more important things to do---like

2)   Working on my new  Hudson Winter Walk "costume".
It's a miniature, hopefully-wearable Hudson Opera House made out of foam core and cardboard. I've got 72 hours to figure out how to rig it with lights, music, and a harness so my hands will be free.  Ack.

3) Fur is dead.

On Black Friday I sold my last fur coat. No big deal, no preaching, no drama .... just no more fur coats. I will still carry plenty of suede, leather, and the occasional fur-trimmed item. 

4). Melissa

Melissa is the rising star curator at Carrie Haddad Photographs, the new gallery at 318 Warren Street.  She wore this for the grand opening Saturday night. It is the most divine shade of acorn squash you have ever seen, and of course she bought it here at Five and Diamond Vintage....

Last but not least
..... scads of really great, unique gift ideas under $100, all right here in town. 
Scroll sideways for lots of eye candy.

See you at Winter Walk.  Five and Diamond will be open until 7PM.


Melissa Stafford said...

Aw! Thanks for saying I am a rising star. hehe. Thank god you have a store here, I think for nearly every opening I've worked, I've worn a dress from your shop :)

cinthia said...

Don't those Christmas sweaters frighten you? They do me. I see them EVERYWHERE here in my thrifts and want to go arsonist. Darn - I said that aloud, huh?

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