I've recently gotten an IPhone and I'm concerned about all of the radiation that it emits. That's why, in the spirit of "Uni-Tasking" and good health, I have ordered the art model handset from a company called YUBZ (pronounced why-yoo-bi-zee). The thing I LOVE about this handset is that people know you are on the phone and know better than to disturb you! In this case and in all cases, SIZE DOES MATTER! And when you're not using it, just throw it over your mane and shoulder....it will look like a real fashion accessory and a great item for self defense purposes should you take the NYC subway in the evening!
In case you don't have a clue as to what "Uni-Tasking" is in this day and age, well here it is: It is the act of getting something done while focusing completely on the task at hand. Isn't that completely novel in today's world? Ever notice how you don't get that much done when you can't focus clearly on one thing? Don't you find it incredibly annoying when people expect you to do 5 things at once? Doesn't your food burn when you're cooking, talking on the phone, having hot sex, cleaning out your closets and typing a dissertation on world peace simultaneously? Well, at least it does for this pussycat!
Getting back to the fact finding mission I've been on in regard to NY Fashion Week, I went to visit my adoring fan, Hillary Flowers, fashion designer, singer, songwriter and retail collective diva for her namesake fashion boutique located at 40 Clinton Street on the Lower East Side of Manhattan.
Before I got to her boutique, I was starving! So what's a pussycat to do? She stops at the world famous Katz's Deli, named after my kind of people, KATZ!
While at Katz's, I couldn't resist eating a full up Pastrami sandwich, some Dr. Brown's Black Cherry soda (diet of course) and a ton of 1/2 Sour Kosher Pickles. MMMMMM! Just what the Vet had ordered. I puked enough hairballs this week...so how could anything possibly go wrong?
Well, as I was walking to Hillary Flowers' boutique at 40 Clinton Street, I just couldn't understand why my shoes were pinching my paws so tightly. They were so comfortable when I bought them. Mia Morgan had warned me about the sample size issue during the shows because of the tufts of fur I have and the size of my paws versus sample size, but this was INSANE! I had no idea why my beautiful new Christian Louboutin shoes were killing me!
Well, I limped over to Hillary Flowers' store and she graciously let me sit down. Much to my chagrin, when we looked at my paws, I had never seen such horrible BLISTERS before! Hillary was kind enough to explain the finer points of water retention being the beautiful woman that she is! She explained that if I wanted to strut in her show or any other show for that matter, I need to make sure I am on a low sodium diet. Otherwise, my feet will be huge and my stomach even bigger!
Hillary's boutique is what is called a fashion coop or collective -- a bunch of designers are selected by Hillary to participate in showing their merchandise and helping out at the shop. My favorite ready to wear designer was Tamara Pogosian. Tamara does young, sophisticated, chic, elegant and luxe to a tee. Tamara is clearly a fashion force to be reckoned with.
Tamara has been nominated two years in a row by the Fashion Group International for their Rising Star Awards! So I'm not taking full credit for this scoop!
Her dresses were super flattering in silk charmeuse and the coats were made of the softest alpaca with most gorgeous detailing. And now, Tamara's collection is on sale! You'd better get over to Hillary Flowers boutique fast, because I might just buy everything myself!
Hadasity by Hadassah Lau was another artist's line whose work I found to be especially outstanding. Hadassah Lau's jewelry line Hadasity is made of wound up wire and semi precious gemstones and some vintage elements. Hadassah's work has even been featured in Marie Claire, a feat for an up and coming jewelry designer! I wonder how a girl from Singapore ended up with a name like Hadassah! Note to self: I need to ask her about this one!
Hillary Flowers has thought of everything: To make the shop even more unique, there's a mix of vintage pieces and new pieces from up and coming designers. It's like the best of both worlds, with a vintage sale rack for under $50! And if you come in now, Hillary will give you a special gift of jewelry (your choice from a special collection) with a purchase of over $50. Just don't ask for her diamond ring, because that's just not happening!
Hillary Flowers will be having a fashion show for another one of her designers, Peach Beserk, at Amnesia on January 22nd with a pop icon theme. Hillary's boutique is located at 40 Clinton Street between Stanton and Rivington. Her boutique is open from 1-8 Tuesday through Sunday (except holidays) and can be reached at(212) 673-0380 I look forward to stomping for Hillary in this show...so stay tuned!