Friday, August 20, 2010

Thall shalt not covet

Is it wrong to dress up mannequins in your dream outfits only to stare at them wishing their garb was on your body? Listen, I'm trying to a good shop owner here and save the best for you, but this vintage Donna Karan open-back dress with a transparent silk panel in the shape of a cross it KILLING ME!

Meanwhile this double layered tie-front vest hailing from some mysterious designer based in the Netherlands is killing me just as softly. But like so many lovely things it isn't not meant for my bust. Alas!

Oh and yes I did try to cram my size 10 feet into those 8 1/2 shoes as well.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Thursday, August 12, 2010



Enjoying my view from the register


Feeling the 70's natural western vibes from here.

In case you missed it

Here is an excerpt for Alice Cohen's Mirror Movies for Private Eyes which made it's debut last week at her Live With Animals opening. I'm going back to the gallery on Saturday to officially purchase my first piece of artwork. Once the show it over and the piece is framed it'll be in the shop for everyone's eyes to marvel on. I love it!

excerpt from "mirror moves for private eyes" from alice cohen on Vimeo.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Mirror Moves for Private Eyes


Tonight our dear friend Alice Cohen is having an opening reception for her video and art installation at Live with Animals. The exhibition will run through August 29. Come by and say hello and see what all the fuss is about!

From Live With Animals:

"Mirror Moves for Private Eyes" is an exhibit of video, collage and installation, featuring a new video piece by the same name. This work explores the idea of The Mirror as a psychic receptor; a magical portal to visionary and ecstatic states, through self-reflection and visualization. The ritual use of beauty tools such as make-up, hair brushes, perfume, and other transformative implements, infuses these objects with a symbolic charge. Spaces such as movie theaters with lit-up marquees, and boudoirs with mysterious dressing tables, act as portals as well - power sites where time is fluid, and past and future co-exist. Auras of glamour, artifice and fantasy are used in a hypnotic, meditative way, creating pathways towards transcendence and personal gnosis. The collages in the show are composed of elements which were also used in the video, creating a reflexive cast of characters and symbols, which mirror back and forth, referencing each other.

Alice Cohen lives and works in Brooklyn NY. A long-time musician, she has released records since the 1980s as a solo musician, composer, and as a member of various bands. A long-time collagist as well, she started animating her collage materials during the last few years, and has created music videos for bands such as Ducktails, Coasting, and Talbot Tagora, amongst others.


What are you doing for the next 9 minutes of your life?

Friday, August 6, 2010

This little guy

One day a girl named Tatiana came into the store holding a kitten wrapped in a white towel. He was a tiny fluffy black thing. She asked me if I wanted him. I couldn't say no.

This is the little guy on his first day in our lives:

His first night at my house he was all eyes and fur:

I brought him to the store a couple of times to keep me company. He liked to play in the jewelry case:

I took him to the vet and they told me he was a boy. I named him Omar:


He grew bigger and bigger, doubling in weight in the first two weeks he lived with me. He also learned to love to watch Howard Stern and crawl in my J. Penry tote bag:

Little Omar Little

He grew even bigger and started laying sprawled out on the couch bathing himself to beat the summer heat:


And there he sits like a little lazy dude:


Back to the Land

Back to the land wedding in Pocahontas County, West Virginia, 1970.

Commune Gothic, Summer 1970.

Maria, Brendan, 1976.

From an alcohol recovery journal.

"Wild Things" about little ones raised on British communes in the '70s.

Wheeler Ranch

A deserter hides in Canada, 1970.

For more on the Canadian emergency hostel system for US deserters plus amazing pictures go here.


Members of the Native American Theater Ensemble in New York City, October, l973.