Wednesday, October 30, 2013

vespa I


this is the mode of transportation for my alter ego


who lives and works in Manhattan

love the color


 and I can feel the breeze in my hair as I turn the corners

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

word on the street of NYC...


  Update in polish:  wear a coat or two of basic color and then add coat of sparkle!



colors of the moment:

 from blush to rose to deepest oxblood, from copper to rust...



Fabric of the moment: leather


my choice:  perforated black vegan leather top from Anthropologie,


purchased at Chelsea Market yesterday,


price $168.00







close up of back with exposed copper colored zip

Top two pictures and inspiration for their content courtesy of

Bottom two pictures courtesy of


Monday, October 28, 2013

typing in the dark of the China bus....


Anthrofashionist is on a seemingly endless journey towards home.


Waiting for cold, chilled martini when I arrive. Prepared by loving husband who will pick me up shortly. It's after 11:00 pm...

Sunday, October 27, 2013

What's going on?

Waiting to hear what anthrofashionist has been up to in the Big City? Not too much longer to wait for new content and pix from NYC... Lots of news about the trip, the Manhattan Vintage Show, and interesting side trips...

Thursday, October 24, 2013

i hear music....

i hear music....


New York City


Judy vs. the closet(s)


Wishing that my closet was as well organized and neatly tagged.... it will be challenging...

Today is the day I run errands and then pack for my trip to NYC, leaving early tomorrow morning.  The weather is going to turn colder so it will be layer, layer, layer...  Not good at doing this... HELP!!!


Wednesday, October 23, 2013

possible NYC outfit?!


Arden B. Leather Shirt Jacket from Ebay, $35.99

Mustard color skirt, from Polyvore closet
Suede shoes, from Polyvore closet

it's almost time...

Sunday, October 20, 2013


Angie Bacskocky's website...

 If you enjoyed the post yesterday, check this out.  Her new collection plus some sale items.  In fact, I purchased an oxblood leather vest for $65.00!!!

I can also speak about her handbags, which several of my friends carry.  The quality and colors of the leather are beautiful and it's the kind of leather that gets better as time passes.  I don't own one yet, but it's on my wish list! 

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Angie Bacskocky's Martyr Collection.....











above pictures from Angie's website


from Style Magazine above and below


I attended VAFW in Williamsburg at College of William and Mary on October 12, 2013.  My intention was to take photos of Angie's collection and post them to this blog.  Unfortunately, the brand new battery in my camera died and I was unable to do that.  So I have pieced together some of Angie's website pictures as well as two pictures from Style Magazine.   

Next time, I will bring a spare battery!!!

VAFW/ The day the camera (battery) died...


 Coming through drizzles and drips of rain, I arrived at Trinkle Hall at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg on the afternoon of Saturday, October 12. It's Virginia Fashion Week.


I am beginning to think I'm cursed.  Something seems to go wrong with my camera each time that it's really important that nothing go wrong with it. I took pictures for two hours. At which point, the battery on my Canon Rebel died. I had no back-up plan as it was a brand new battery.




  I came to see the Martyr Collection by Angie Bacskosky from Richmond, Virginia.  I have known Angie for four years, since we both started working at Anthropologie.  She possesses incredible talents and I was excited to see her newest venture in design.   See tomorrow's post.


But enough whining, time to make lemonade out of lemons.

The following is a list of the collections I viewed sans camera:


Mikasa La'Charles: Metallics. Final black dress was knockout!


JB5: Swimwear by Iris and Juan from Puerto Rico.  Quite a cheeky set!


  Brehon Williams: 24 year old from Chesapeake, Va.  The lines were clean, simple and elegant.


Gwendolyn Wilson:  From Richmond, Va. and recently showed at NYFW Couture. Lots of sparkle.


Azi Blas: Shimmer, metallic, ruffles, satin, shearling and feathers.



Jennifer Carpenter:  From Richmond, Va.  Bright color blocking, hi-lo hemlines, cut outs.


Carlyle Williams: Men's and women's clothing.  Hats, coats, jackets piped in contrasting color, scarves,  pops of plaid.


Corrinne Monique: Asymmetry, jagged hemlines, lots of color, tropical influence.



Here are some of the photographs from the collections I viewed: 


Lipstick and Stilettos 


a blur and glimpse featuring brilliant colors and mind-bending lines...


the designer and her daughter

Allyson Ritchie


neon shades of purple with a hi-lo hemline


 this skirt has swing



15 year old Allyson Ritchie!

Christina Grehan


golden shimmer



liquid silver 


Christina Grehan


                                                                   Abydis Clothing


color blocking 


clean lines and saucy hats were featured



Yatra Collection



movement and saturated colors



a twist on the traditional Indian tunic



sheerness and fluidity



a final swirl of purple

inspired by the colors, fabrics and styles of India

Kudos to all the models. 

A special shout out to whomever made the decision to include the older African-American model.  Walking with style and class, she owned the runway...