I love love love Manhattan, fantastic food, bustling taxis, yummy cocktails, and great shopping...
What I don't understand is why in a place where the windows are bright with spring colors; Barney's, Bergdorfs and Saks just oozing with neon hues, maxi dresses, and florals...is everyone walking the streets pissed off in their black dresses and camel overcoats coats?!
I grabbed much more attention than I had intended on that 65 degree April day, sporting my halston long fuchsia dress and my neon peach motorcycle jacket. People we're shocked at the light that had entered their angry village. Along with a couple strange looks (you're not from here are you?), I was encouraged by the few people who smiled on the street, complimenting the dress, the color and the Spring feeling it gave them.
Going back to the city for a much needed girls day and night brought me back to my days on Park Slope. The frustration in peoples eyes as they tried to get a cab, the annoyance of those trying to rush to get lunch on their break, and the inability to just walk down the street and smile. I forgot what that was like until I bumped into a few people and turned to say excuse me or sorry, or just politely smile...they were gone before I could even mutter a word. Busy busy.
So lighten and brighten up city dwellers, the Spring flowers will be here before you know it. All the hipsters will be hanging at the cafes dining alfresco. Enjoy the early warm weather and break out your white denim, pair it with your camel blazer and if you feel you must go ahead and wear your motorcycle boots one last time.
This quote says it all...
feathers and sequins" (Moda Operandi cofounder of Lauren santo Domingo), and I'm not afraid at all to feast on it all over New York!