Without the Past, There Would Be No Present

An ode to new turning to old.

Ladies of Leisure 1940

Ladies of Leisure 2011

Walk Like An Egyptian, in Ancient Egypt

Walk Like an Egyptian, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Summer Skin.

” Oh glorious sun shines so bright,
on this longest day and shortest night.
Illuminating the world with its beacon of light,
dispelling all traces of darkness and fright.

Fire is the source that fuels and sustains our lives,
from the sun in the sky to the atomic nucleus inside.
Our body is of the earth and our spirit is of the sun,
for life to persist these forces must mix and become as one.

What fate would befall the human race,
if the sun suddenly disappeared without a trace?
A world engulfed in a perpetual night,
and freezing cold would be our plight.

What crops would grow without the sun,
when the winds cease to blow and the rains cease to run?
Our world as we know it could no longer exist,
only death and destruction would in time persist.

The surface of the earth would become devoid of all life,
save for the hardiest bacteria that can survive without water or light.
So let us honor the sun on this longest day of the year,
for without it we would lose everything we hold dear.”

In other words, let your skin get tanner, heart get happier, margaritas get bigger,

jewelry get lovelier, outfits gets tinier, and

Letz Dance !

(In these crazy shoes from the Crest Art Show)


A City In The Sea

“There open fanes and gaping graves
Yawn level with the luminous waves;
But not the riches there that lie
In each idol’s diamond eye-
Not the gaily-jewelled dead
Tempt the waters from their bed;
For no ripples curl, alas!
Along that wilderness of glass-
No swellings tell that winds may be
Upon some far-off happier sea-
No heavings hint that winds have been
On seas less hideously serene.”

A Quietly Fabulous Role Model

Some argue New York is the center of the fashion industry, where designers come to breathe in the air of insanity, and bond with other artists.  Being a jewelry designer myself, I have begun to understand that where you are, and where you’ve been, shapes what you make, why you create, and your design aesthetic.  Lisa Salzer, a Long Island native like myself, is the perfect example of a talented, inspired, and inspiring, New York based designer. Her new collection for Lulu Frost showcases how you can blend all of your passions, experiences, your past, and your present, to form an avante-garde yet somehow effortless, and shockingly cohesive,  collection of art.

The collection was drawn from her recent trip out west, Native American history and fashion,  Mad Menand New York people-watching.  “I draw so much inspiration from NYC as you never know what you’re going to encounter around each corner and the summer is always a fantastic time to people watch.” she says.  This is my ode to Lisa Salzer and her “Modern Pioneer” collection.

You Were an Army Officer, and I Just a Rockette

Tomorrow starts my official season of sunnies, uncomfortable heeled sandals, frozen drinks, and tans.  Oh, and my new collection of colored shells, billion year old sea monster teeth necklaces, shark teeth bracelets, and some other pretty wacky sea-inspired pieces.

…Oh and the world’s ending Saturday, so go spend all your money, bar crawl around, and eat that quarter pounder without feeling guilty, at least that’s what I’m going to do in celebration of judgment day.