Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Orange Crush

The liquidambar trees are the closest we get to fall colors here in my neighborhood. These are particularly spectacular examples!

Monday, December 5, 2016

Anderson Cooper,Time Traveler

I saw this portrait--from the 1950s--at an estate sale this weekend. Come on, that's Anderson Cooper, no?

I kinda love it (and no, I did not buy it...)

Friday, December 2, 2016

Thursday, December 1, 2016

November Roses

I live in an amazing place: on my bedside table are these gorgeous roses from my garden, but last night we lit a fire because it was so chilly. Oh, SoCal!

Tuesday, November 29, 2016


 The real reason we visited the Phoenix Art Museum was to see this exhibition, "Emphatics." These avant-garde fashions, now owned by the Phoenix Art Museum, are all from the collection of James and Karin Legato, who owned a boutique called Emphatics in Pittsburgh, where they developed relationships with many of the designers.

That's Norma Kamali up top...
 This is Jean[Paul Gautier, and it TOTALLY looks like me in the 1980s!
 Also Gautier.

 It's (Christian) Lacroix, dahling! (AbFab reference!)

 Thierry Mugler.
 Issey Miyake.
 This is also Miyake (swimsuit with built-in inflatable life ring).
 Alexander McQueen.
 Also McQueen...

There were also vitrines filled with ephemera (fashion show invites, look books, etc.), as well as giant screens with videos of fashion shows. So fun!