A blogger seeking a richer life... in a wasteland called the suburbs... for my family, myself, and anyone who will listen!
Monday, November 30, 2009
Holiday Windows 2009...xoxo...Bergdorf...Barneys
Oh What a Day!... we took the train (so easy) into NYC to see the holiday windows. The weather was glorious and so were the windows... we walked from Penn Station over to 5th Avenue heading uptown and stumbled upon xoxo's window (at 38th St) which is supposed to be a trendy young woman's apartment with two LIVE models... and depending on the time of day they're supposed to get dressed... in, you got it, xoxo clothing... but we only saw them lounging in underwear and robe (respectively). To my surprise my 13 year old didn't even blink an eye... is that good or bad?!
Saks Fifth Avenue 'got techy' this year, working with Microsoft to bring you "Twinkle Twinkle Little Flake" powered by Windows 7... the old and the new... it's sweet, lyrical, and beautifully proportioned!
The best for last... Bergdorf Goodman,... the 'ultimate spectacle' reigns again! This years theme is "Compendium of Curiosities" loosely inspired by Alice in Wonderland. David Hoey, Bergdorf's creative director, was more interested in "dazzling and spoiling people', than conveying a story. In this Thanksgiving season this is one situation where overstuffed is a Good Thing... or is it?! "The scenes are over-the-top and obsessive in their constructtion", says New York Magazine. The library scene is made entirely of cut paper (very NOW)!