Isn’t it weird the way music always brings you back to the same memories? Even if you spend years piling new memories onto the songs they still go back to the original thoughts and experiences.
Everything returns me to NYC in my mind these days. It’s lovely, perfect weather here in LA. The other day it rained and for a minute it felt like a cold fall day. Around this time in NYC there are certain songs I always go back to because they make me think of winter coming. Music always makes me less anxious for events I don’t really want to experience. Which is how I always felt about winter. Just a few snippets of lyrics is all it takes to make something feel cinematic and beautiful.
“Flying jerky patterns
Like snowflakes in the air”
“In blizzard of ‘77
The cars were just lumps on the snow”
It doesn’t even matter if the words are from the same song. When Let Go by Nada Surf came out we still bought CDs and I walked around with a Walkmen. I would listen to the whole record in a way I just don’t do anymore with music. Just walking around the city, it was the perfect soundtrack for the way it gets so misty, wet and sparkly in late fall at night.
Smearing out of control”
“But in the middle of the night I worry
It’s blurry even without light”
Marc Jacobs FW2002. Velvet and Sequins.
I am in LA but my heart is in NY and all the bad storm news has me needing a breath of fresh air. Stacey Bendet’s Alice + Olivia spring collection can help brighten up the sky. I know we are well into fall but I just needed to revisit these snaps I took during fashion week in September. Surrounded by smiling models holding candy filled clutches, it was one of the funnest presentations with flowing champagne, cake and ice cream.
Gazing at spring fashion is all well and good, but to really help NYC the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City is accepting financial donations to support Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. One hundred percent of donations will be dispersed directly to relief organizations. For more information or to donate go to www.nyc.gov/fund.
I am having an “I Miss NY” moment. The designer @JamesCoviello has the quintessential Lower East Side shop. It is a gem filled with gorgeous dresses, hats and handmade jewelry. The walls are adorned with vintage art and curios. You walk in and know you will find something unique and attention grabbing. I fell for this vintage inspired day coat, but I won’t be needing it where I am now. There are stunning maxi dresses with hidden prints within prints.
You can visit him on Orchard Street below Delancey. Tell him hello for me! But if you can’t get to NYC you can shop here.