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On your fifty-ninth birthday, I salute you.

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Ace + Jig

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Ace + Jig: Fall, 2017 [Ready-to-Wear]

Something at the water cooler in the Brooklyn office of Ace + Jig is working so right. Their looks for Fall, 2018 are that heady mix of vintage folksy perfection in such a now and happening way. Scrambled prints with layers, tied up in a crisp sash, designs that recall the push in the very early 1970s to strip it down and take it back to nature are at play. I am staring into the closet of schoolteachers I had 1974 forward. Also envisioning that super cool bohemian art witch in my So-Cal childhood enclave, tooling about in her VW station wagon with Trader Joes bags riding sideways in the hatch.

You may not have thought it out as such but I see what you are doing and I love it.

Ace + Jig.

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Feeling very Maurice Chevalier.

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straw boater with navy + wine red grosgrain band

gold metal round framed sunglasses

gold metal oblong drop earrings with white marbled spheres

navy + white pinstriped mock turtleneck crop top

jet black oversized baggy linen pants

black cracked leather brogues

Twenty-Sixteen

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Thrift Score: 1980s vintage St. John’s Knit suit with rhinestones (Athens, Georgia – Aug., 2016)
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Volunteer for M.L.K. Day of Service (Athens, Georgia – Jan., 2016)
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Mother and daughter (Southern California – Sept., 2016)
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Thrift Score: 1970s chocolate brown suede fringe jacket. It smells of Rock ‘n Roll. Found while visiting So-Cal. (Sept., 2016)
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Dia de los Muertos: Basic black ribbed tank top, borrowed 1990s vintage belt, 1980s vintage black circle skirt with chevron cut suede and leather and black leather lace-up granny boots. Lots of silver gems and jewels, layered. (Atlanta, Georgia – October, 2016)

 

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Pear – Cherry cobbler. Made from scratch. (Jan., 2016)
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Components of my Dia de los Muertos outfit (Oct., 2016)
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Brunch with the crew @ Milktooth (Indianapolis, Indiana – Apr., 2016)
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Good morning: A view of my bedroom (Athens, Georgia – Nov., 2016)
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Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks  @ High Museum of Art (March, 2016)  (note: Three people on his list passed away this year)
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Because it is always needed. (Jan., 2016)

If I Knew I Would Expire in Three Days…

Please, see that in the last seventy-two hours of my life, I am Air-(E)vac’ed to the AYTM showroom (located in: Denmark). Just let me die upon sundry pieces of their ultra-sumptuous designs, piled into a mammoth mound and then, set it on fire.

Every thing, every piece is flawless. Looks as if it was lifted right off of the set of American Gigolo. So sterile and cold, yet kind of making me want to call a dark and swarthy male escort for dowagers (Which I am far from).

His name:¬†Maximiliano. Dude’s Spanish. Throw him on my funeral pyre too.

All of this: The stuff of dreams.