Wednesday, February 16, 2011

NYC in Pictures: Part 1

Phew! I admit to being totally off my game this week, blame it on the cold/flu I've had, being away, winter blues, or what-have-you, it's definitely affected my blogging routine. Sorry about that. Anyway, as most of you know I was away last week in New York for the IFB conference. I was lucky enough to head down a little early with Jen and Punky to spend some time in the city before the big conference. I love wandering around new cities, even though trudging through the cold and wind is probably to blame for my illness, oh well, it was fun!
On Tuesday we had a free day, so after having breakfast at our hotel our first order of business was to hit up the LF sale! Jen and I bought almost matching Matiko shoes and Punky nabbed a sweater. After not shopping for three months, it was weird to spend money on something. After shopping we ate a serendipitous lunch. I say serendipitous because if we hadn't had lunch at Le Petit Cafe, we wouldn't have seen Lady Gaga at Chanel! Her SUV pulled up right outside of the cafe, and we later spotted it outside Chanel, of course we had to check it out. And be creepy and take photos outside. and subsequently get shooed away by her bodyguard. It was neat, the only "celebrity" I've ever seen was Stephen King who used to come through my line when I lived in Maine and worked at a grocery store. Definitely not as exciting as Lady Gaga!
After our Gaga gawking, we had one other shopping destination on our list: Beacon's Closet in Williamsburg! Even though the prioces can be high, I always end up finding something cute. This time did not disappoint, I came out with a leopard collar, cute summer dress, and 70's sunglasses. On our way there we ran into the very sweet and lovely Pamela from Market Publique who invited us to her studio!
We had such a great time playing dress up, trying on shoes, and generally being super girly. The girls of Market Publique are some of the warmest and most generous I've met. They showed us around the studio and even invited us to each pick out an item. I nearly died when I uncovered a pair of 70's blue velvet pants, which the incredibly stylish Erica of Hold My Gold gifted me. I can't wait to style them!
My finds for the day: Velvet pants, A rosy dress, vintage leopard collar, 1970's sunnies, Matiko boots, and cozy socks.
All photos except rows 1,2,&10: Punky
I'll have a re-cap of IFB tomorrow, so definitely stay tuned! A HUGE thank you to Pamela and Erica, you both were too kind to us! Also thank you to Swap.com and the Swapaholics for hosting us in New York. If you're interested in attending a Swap event, visit the events page to see if one is coming up near you!

Hope you're having a great Wednesday!

29 comments:

aliboo! said...

I looove Stephen King, but I think I would be pretty excited about Lady Gaga! I can't wait to see those blue pants styled, they look gorgeous!

Punky said...

AWW, I didn't see that photo of me and jen, So cute!!!


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Virginie's Cinema said...

Sounds like a lovely trip! I love all your purchases, you have such great style.

It must have been cold for real if Gaga was wearing pants...

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Kathrine said...

So so so jealous of your trip! :)))
Looking forward to the IFB recap!

And, oh, my goodness, Lady Gaga looks so..ga-ga ha ha !

I love the sunglasses! sooo 70's! Adore!

Sara C said...

*huge gasp* SO jealous you got to see Lady Gaga, I love her :) I can't believe she's actually wearing pants...



It looks like you had so much fun!! Hope you get over your cold!

cakesandshakes said...

Love ALL your picks - the dress has gotta be my favourite though : ) Wow, you got close to la Gaga! How cool?!

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SAMI. said...

looks like so much fun! i just saw tyra banks while working at LV last weekend- not quite as exciting as gaga, but oh well!

xo
sami

Natalya's Closet said...

Great photos, esp of Gaga! I hope you're feeling better! XOXXO, www.NatalyasCloset.com

upatreecupatea said...

Looks like so much fun! :)

gaga-gawking hahaha!

Emily said...

haha so cool you saw lady gaga! i love beacons closet, trading there is awesome, and i usually find their prices to be reasonable for vintage in nyc. looks like you had a great time!

shelby h.k. said...

so cool! glad you ladies had such a fab adventure!! xx

Lindsay C said...

That's so amazing that you saw Lady Gaga. Did you used to live in Bangor Maine? I live in Maine now. Steven King is pretty cool.. but Lady Gaga is so much cooler.

The Bohemienne said...

Fun photos, and how rad to spot Lady Gaga!

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The Vintage Ramble said...

love the new leopard collar. Can't wait to see how you style it up!

Hilary Grace said...

How fun!!! Looks like you guys had a blast! Is there anything that could have made that weekend more fun?! :)

Lexie, Little Boat said...

i cant believe you saw lady gaga! so awesome!

also, those matiko boots are awesome -- did you and jen get matching pairs? :)

Becca [Free Honey] said...

Awww I've been seeing everyone's fashion week tweets and posts and I'm so jealous that I wasn't able to make it (hopefully in Sept once I'm more settled in SF)! Not to mention, gaga sighting - holy moly. I'd love to see her in person, just to see if her stage persona matched how she looked and acted on the day-to-day. So glad to hear you had a wonderful time, and that all you lovely gals repped Boston bloggers!

kelly ann said...

aahhh, i LOVE that you saw gaga! that is the coolest celebrity sighting, i love it.

you're rockin' those blue pants, lady.

happy owl erin said...

shopping with friends is always fun!! Vintage, new or thrifted!! yeah :)

curious constellation said...

You saw Lady Gaga, oh my goodness! Looks like you had an amazing time (:

GIRL AND CLOSET said...

Adorable photos love the one with you and Jen, so, so cute! And oh my goodness those outfits, and Lady Gaga ...looks like you had an amazing time, can't wait to hear more about your IFB experience tomorrow. xx veronika

Sarah said...

Awesome pics! And man that pic of lady gaga is gold so jelly! xx



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Gabby / Gypsy*Diaries said...

Ah it must have been the best week ever!!! I hope I can make it next time! Giant hug from your newest follower! :D
xxx

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Ale said...

You know, you pull the most interesting items. While it's not necessarily my style, I still enjoy (and am blown away by) your creation of an outfit :)

Kinsey Michaels said...

Great recap!! That must have been a blast playing dress-up in the vintage shop (and then getting to pick something to take with you!) looks like it was a successful trip in many ways :)

Market Publique said...

I am so glad you guys came by the studio! It was so much fun to play dress up, eat bbq and have a few drinks. Let's do it again soon!

xo

- Pamela, Market Publique

the other emily said...

Gaga, BC, and Market Publique, all in one day? Wow. You have now officially made me miss NYC for the first time since I left my job. :)

Looks like you guys had a blast! I hope you are feeling better soon.
the other emily

Nancy Andrade said...

OMG! I die!!!! I woulda had a heart attack if I saw gaga up close!!!! Lucky girl!!!

xoxo

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emily said...

oh man. im much more jealous of your stephen king experiences. hes such a professional badass. an he always wears pants out of the house.

as always, your style is inspiring!

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