Friday, November 23, 2007

Thanks Thanksgiving

Photo by Brian Klutch for The New York Times

Hope your Thanksgiving was great. We had a wonderful meal with our families and I gave thanks to Karin Nelson, a New York Times Style Editor, for choosing one of my stickpins in this article in yesterday's Style section of the Times.
The response has been so intense, I have no more of these particular pins left (they're all made from antique flowers) so I'm getting ready to post some new ones this afternoon. Thanks also to all of you who have purchased a pin from me. Wear them well.

By KARIN NELSON
New York Times
Published: Thursday November 22, 2007
Read on www.NewYorktimes.com

APART from the great debate on the significance of sporting an American-flag pin (Barack Obama reportedly finds them phony; Rudolph Giuliani won’t leave home without one), lapel pins don’t get much attention. And unless it’s the L├ęgion d’Honneur, they get even less respect.

On the runways, it’s a different story. This season, men’s wear has been treated to an artful array of lapel adornments, some rather handsome, others a bit ludicrous: Sonia Rykiel showed purple knit roses affixed to gray tweed overcoats; Gucci went sporty with feather boutonnieres; Louis Vuitton offered simple gold bouquet stickpins; and at Lanvin, there was a silk flower that, up close, looked more like an abstract carrot. The message from Europe: it’s time for men to consider pinning one on.

Timothy Elliott, the public relations manager of Barneys New York, has. He wears a small heart-shaped stone pin made by the jewelry designer Kazuko, who died in September. “I like the way it looks with tailored clothing,” he said. “And I’m a conservative straight man.” Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

“Men’s fashion has so many rules, which means creativity within constraints,” said Mordechai Rubenstein, who designs one-of-a-kind boutonnieres fashioned from fishing lures under the label Mister Mort. “I see the lapel thing as a nice evolution for men who pay a bit of attention to what they’re wearing.”

And, he said, women are hooked. “They keep stealing them off my desk.”

1 comment:

Virginia said...

Woo hoo! It is absolutely beautiful! Thank God recycling isn't til friday... must ask the neighbors for their copy of the Times so I can read the article. Congratulations you visionary!

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