December Spring

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Scene: Warm weather in New York City brings lighter layering, a breath of fresh air, a feeling of Spring, and strappy pumps like the tan Valentino Rockstud shown in this story below. The unseasonal weather brought record breaking high temperatures that hit 67 degrees in Central Park last weekend. The last recorded high for mid December was 64 degrees in 1923. Speaking of Valentino, Monday nights party of the week on the 7th at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall celebrated Valentino’s design duo and creative directors, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli.

Keeping in step. Boots on the ground, the classic Chelsea, ankle, and over-the knee. Leather loafers, cap-toe, and Belgian slippers. Ankle-wrap and polka dot pumps. Suede and (of course) sneakers, too. Their clothing and accessory choices speak style. It’s getting colder!

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Scene and Heard: White Christmas by Phil Spector and Diane Love, 1962.

 

 

 

Autumn Thanks

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Scene: Orange, yellow, burgundy, tones of green, brown, and blue in everyday wear reflecting the Fall foliage, and bluer than blue skies of the season. This time of year days start to get shorter and cooler. The spirit of this holiday weekend is giving thanks.

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Scene and Heard: Magnet by Disclosure featuring Lorde live on Saturday Night Life.

 

 

 

November 11

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Scene: The Cadet Nurse Corps with Betty Potts King, my mom-in-law lower left, and comrades in 1944. Veterans Day, November 11, celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans. The Cadet Corps was established on June 15, 1943 to ensure the country had enough nurses to care for its citizens at home and abroad during World War ll.

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Scene: Cadet Nurse Corps Recruiting Poster by the United States Government Printing Office.