A Bi-Coastal Fashion Conversation

Ziptastic Accessories from Alexander Wang

Alexander Wang hits my sweet spot this year with his accessories. With every turn of the fashion pages, I find a new best in class design. Here, my favorite bag, sunglasses, shoes, all zipped up and ready to go.

alexander wang brenda bag
black brenda mini camera bag black leather mini camera bag with top zip, two exterior zipper pockets and long snake chain shoulder strap. fabric lined interior.Available at Oak

These sunglasses are not for the masses. They require a strong outlook on life.Available at Opening Ceremony.
Ankle boots that are sure to stay on. Fit to be tied AND zipped.

I WANT This Dress from Backstage!

ALTER: New: Dresses from BACKSTAGE

Is it Spring yet? I promised myself no summer dresses until at least the first day of Spring, but its tomorrow, so maybe . .  not like I will be able to wear it here in New York for a month or two. But I love it!

Backstage Cabaret Dress, Black $158.00
Tunic length flowing dress with built in slip dress.
Available in sizes XXS, XS, Small, Medium.

Click this image to see the true beauty of this dress.

Backstage Cabaret Dress, bottom hem detail.

Midnight Ostrich Feather Jacket

This jacket is a great sexy, versatile black. Unfortunately, it is sold!
  • Midnight Ostrich Feather Jacket
Midnight Ostrich Feather Jacket
Midnight Ostrich Feather Jacket
Midnight Ostrich Feather Jacket
Midnight Ostrich Feather Jacket
Midnight Ostrich Feather Jacket
Midnight Ostrich Feather Jacket
Midnight Ostrich Feather Jacket
Stunning vintage 1980s black marabou jacket featuring long fluffy ostrich feathers throughout. Hidden hook & eye closure at neckline; fully lined. Guaranteed to glam up virtually any cocktail or party dress in just the right way!

Miss Selfridge Ostrich Feather Jacket

Miss Selfridge

The pink jacket is "eh", but the cobalt blue is the leading contender, because of the long beautiful feather construction. The blue is so bright though, that this would stand out even if it were not feathers. Too much?

ostrich feather

    • This came in black also, but it went on sale and is now sold out.

    Feathers Are More Fun Than Fur!

    So last Fall, I tried on what I have come to view as an exquisite white feather bolero jacket at a little boutique here in DUMBO. There was only one, in my size, and it was on sale. I was immediately drawn to the uniqueness and impracticality of it, which is also, I guess, why I didn't buy it. I felt like it was an extravagance that would just sit in my closet and look pretty. A month later, I was putting together an outfit and realized the perfect capper for it would be the white feather jacket. I went back to buy it, and it was gone.

    Since then, I have continually seen more and more ways to wear a piece like this, and I have so much remorse for NOT making an impulse buy. I continue to search for another one just like it, but to no avail.

    I have found a couple brightly colored feather jackets, but it seems to me something this wild and attention-getting should at least be in a basic color if you are to wear it much, right? White is optimal, with black coming in second.


     There is also the difference in eather construction. I found this nice white jacket, but it seems to be made of the downy marabou, not the long feathers of the cobalt blue jacket from Miss Selfridge, which are much more modern.

    These are just too costumey.
    Marabou Jackets


    Marabou Feather Jacket

    Oh, darling this is to die for! Jacket is made with Marabou feathers.  Fully lined with front hook closure.  Available only in two sizes that fit most medium and extra large.  Choice of red or purple.