Friday, June 12, 2009

A little trip to Soho

Today I had to go to Soho to deliver some jewelry to someone's house and I decided to do a little shopping before heading home. I'm sort of both thrilled and disgusted by what I found. (Apologies for the crappy iphone photos!)

A little stop in Urban Outfitters brought these Anni Albers necklace kits to my attention. First of all, I didn't even know they existed! And to find them at Urban Outfitters was really beyond my ken. If you dont know who she was, she was not only the wife of the famous designer Josef Albers, but she was also a founding member of the Bauhaus. She is mostly known for her wonderful textiles, but she also made these great pieces of jewelry from found objects. I first discovered her at a retrospective of the couple's work at the Cooper Hewitt several years ago.

Next stop, H&M. To my shock they had this Stooges shirt there! I almost purchased it. I have to admit I love the bedazzled logo! But the fit was not great and I decided I didnt need it. Now I kind of want to go back and get it!

Finally, on the way back to the subway I walked by the Prada store. They had this wonderful window display. The suitcases look like they are made out of paper. I also sort of love how it makes reference to Prada's legacy as a bag company. I think most people don't realize that it was started by Muiccia Prada's family and they used to do luxury bags only. I have a bag from the 80's of my mom's. Anyway, I just love the graphic imagery of this display.

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