Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
What can I say, Leland is by far the most helpful, happy and laid back representative of a retail establishment that you can ever possibly hope for. I found clothes that I've seen in Takashamaya in NYC before they closed, so I am thrilled to have a source for unique, well designed apparel. In a nutshell here is MOMO's description on their FB page: Momo is a happy, lucky shop in Seattle's Japantown. We blend Asian style with European accents in a mix of men and women's clothing, home accessories and gifts, flavored with a bit of Hawaii. Hapa to it! I love MOMO. You will too.
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Monday, July 26, 2010
Sunday, July 25, 2010
I have taken to wearing a hat this summer. I walk quite a bit and decided that I'm over 50 and I should get over the fact that I cannot wear hats and go for the shade. I can. I finally found one...some classic french straw number.
The little doodle of hats above was drawn from a snapshot I took in Athens, another hot spot where hats are necessary, especially on raven haired peeps such as myself.
Anita O'Day classes it up with a derby style hat at the Newport Jazz Festival, 1957. Check out the people listening...the hats are ON. I have always adored Anita O' Day. When I was a young impressionable teenager in jazz choir I would just groove on the Anita O'Day arranged tunes. They were always spot on. Then I saw the film documentary film of the 1957 Newport Jazz Festival and there she was. Hats and Jazz. Get your groove on.
Saturday, July 24, 2010
Monday, July 5, 2010
I was thinking that this would be my first Gad About Subject and decided to take a picture with my phone, but then the door was open and a woman was watching me. So I said, do you mind if I take a picture? She obliged. So I snapped. She came out and asked me what it was for. Loaded question. I told her I wanted to Blog it and also may do a watercolor. She thought that was great!
Oh, by the way, her name is Melissa and she is the chef and owner. I decided to go inside and couldn't leave. I decided to have a Manhattan. Delicious. The small plates listed on the blackboard were enticing but I needed to get home. I will return for cocktails and appetizers. While I was there, a wine rep came in with a six-pack of open wine for Melissa to try. The rep ordered several small plates and vowed that I would return. Stay tuned
The entry to Dinette.
Melissa concocting a potion at her quintessentially appointed bar.
Detail of Dinette bar. Note the trays surrounding the mirror reflecting in the mirror!
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Bare Naked Blog. I have decided to add a blog to compliment my website, http://www.antonniasantos.com/. I see lots of cool things and meet lots of cool people in my daily travels around the world and town that I think would be very interesting blogging....is there a verb for reading blogs?
One of my inspirations that I have read every week for years and then have listened to online every week for years is On the Street by Bill Cunningham of the New York Times. He takes pictures of people on the streets of New York and Paris and delivers a very charming narrative on fashion and trends.
Armed with his camera and bicycle, nimble Bill Cunningham has been taking pictures on the street for over 50 years. If he takes a picture of you and you're published in the New York Times it is an honor. He has an eye for trend and fashion. His take on fashion is fresh because he's passionate about it everyday. He is very well known among the ladies of society because he's been taking their pictures for years. I especially love his pictures of the charity tent shows where the ladies wear beautiful hats. Bill is there to take pictures of the most lovely and craziest! He was a milliner before he started snapping pictures. He doesn't just take pictures of society, he takes pictures of every day people going to work, walking in Central Park, you name it...if there is a trend of trench coats or scarves or even the color yellow, Bill is on it.