Sunday, November 1, 2009

Fur. Concrete. Spice.

Fur (Lambskin) Vest: Alexander Wang
Leather Jacket: Rick Owens
Cashmere Sweater: Gap
Black and White Tee: BCBG
Jeans: Silence + Noise
Booties: Chanel
Bag: Prada
Here I am wandering around the courthouses and federal buildings by the Brooklyn Bridge stop on the 4/5/6 train line. In the above photo, I'm looking at the Sugar House Prison Window, which was originally part of a prison for American Patriots during the Revolutionary War.
More vest shots:

I'm obsessed with the idea of a fur vest, and this one by Alexander Wang is quite substantial; it's warm enough to wear as a coat or as a chic layering piece over a leather jacket on brisk fall days.

My husband took me to Spice Market, a trendy Asian-fusion restaurant in the Meatpacking District, for my birthday.

This row was the only empty section of the restaurant when we got there. By the time we left, it was completely filled up.

Appetizer #1: Lobster Summer Roll with citrus-dill gelee

Appetizer #2: Steamed Mussels with lemongrass, Thai basil, dried chili, and coconut juice

Entree #1: Char-grilled Chicken with kumquat lemongrass dressing

Entree #2: Onion and Chili Crusted Short Ribs with egg noodles and pea shoots

Dessert: Ovaltine Kulfi with caramelized banana and spiced milk chocolate sauce
Have a wonderful week!


WendyB said...

That vest is great -- but I would have guessed that THAT was the Rick Owens piece!

TLT said...

AAAAHH! Oh my goodness! First of all, love the way you layered the vest over the leather jacket. Love all the textures of black... you never fail to look fabulous!

Second of all, I love Spice Market! I've been there every time I've visited NYC. Last time, I remember sipping a kumquat mojito... mm, it was delicious! :) Looks like you had an amazing meal there too!

P.S. I'm doing a reader giveaway right now so make sure to check it out!! :)

xtinagirl said...

Oooh I just love the A. Wang vest! You look awesome!!


dot said...

Love the look! Love the vest (they're calling them gilets here in London). And love the Spice Market shots (ANOTHER place that's only appeared since we moved). In fact, I'd like to meet there, perhaps, when we finally meet next summer! ; )

Hope you're well, Thumbie. xoxo

janettaylor said...

I die for Ur Rick Owens jacket and those booties from Chanel! OMG!!!!


The Little Fashion Treasury said...

Happy monday, Miss Thumbelina!

Kudos to your post!
Wooow... this jacket is beyond beauty and so very Rick Owens!!! ... stop... just a moment... had to smile about myself... ahh... the VEST is Wand and there is a jacket by Monsieur Owens you are wearing ;).. this is such a fabulous idea that you mix these 2 jackets

Owens + Wang = PERFECTION!!! ;))

Maury said...

Happy Belated bday my dearest Thumbelina!!!!! I am glad hubby took u to Spice Market, isn't it great? I can't wait to go back and eat my a$$ off! I love love that Combo- AWang vest and Rick Owens Jacket...absolutely hot hot! I am still dying for a Rick Owens jacket, sooner than later!

Well, I have missed your blog tremendously and will check more often. With my 2 jobs and fixing my apt...I hardly have time to stay abreast of my favorite girlys!

Have a wonderful night...


K.Line said...

That fur vest is unbelievable. I love it.

justeileen said...

hello dear! Miss your outfit shots! Love the vest too...unfortunately Singapore's too warm. Happy Birthday to you dearie! I just celebrated mine yesterday too!!!

vitaMinn style said...

Did I read that right? Is it your birthday?! Happy birthday dear Thumbie!!!

Are these fabulous vest and jacket your birthday purchases?! Love them! Kat and I were just talking/dreaming about Rick Owens last Friday and how we'd want to touch one someday!

Love the outfit! It looks so well put together and seems very warm and comfy too! ;)

phi-style said...

Wang layered over Rick Owens? I'm totally smitten.

Lynn said...

hi thumbelina! a very happy birthday to you! you have a fabulous birthday attire! :) i remember you saying that you wanted to buy a fur vest and you did! love it! show us your rick owens next time... i have it on my xmas wish list too! :)

miss cavendish said...

Oh, those mussels! I'm going to take a wild guess and assert that they were from Prince Edward Island. Happy Birthday!! Your meal and your ensemble look perfect!

little fish said...

The AW vest is real TDF!!!!!
You look smart and chic !! and the food make my mouth watering... ;p

Marian said...

hot jeans honey, love the zipper detail. you have such chic taste. adoring the food images, hungry now!!

Elen Kristvik said...

gimme me your vest, and your jacket!

Lena Nguyen said...

Beautiful Rick Owens jacket! All that food made my mouth water! I never thought of eating lobster spring rolls. That's a good idea! If you have the chance, please visit my blog. Thanks! :)

Marian said...

darling quick note to wish you a fab weekend hon!

Gisela said...

Hi Thumbelina!
Such a long time since I visited but gosh you are looking better than ever! The look is so parisian chic! and I heart that wang piece! TD4!

a sweet concoction said...

i LOVE that Alexander Wang vest! absolutely stunning. What a great idea to layer it over a leather jacket. perfection! :)

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i LOVE that Alexander Wang vest! absolutely stunning. What a great idea to layer it over a leather jacket. perfection! :)

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Diabolina Da Fashionista said...

absolutely adore!!

39th and Broadway said...

Love this look, especially the vest!

Spice Market..YUMMY! The short ribs are a favorite of mine too!

My favorite thing? A fellow fashion blogger who doesn't want her face out there either ;-)

Patty Ann said...

hiiiiiiiiiiii so i've been such a bad blogger. i promise to visit more often. i'm following you so i won't miss any more amazing posts!!!
so I LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEE that jacket. wowwwww i love the cobination of textures in it!!! checking out your older posts now!

local fashion trends said...

WOW to your fur jacket! chic!

xtinagirl said...

Oooh I love it! :) The vest!

Check out my giveaway! It's super awesome and you should def sign up!


Fashionista said...

love your outfit and the foods look great!!!

Dream Sequins said...

Thumbelina-- your vest has me swooning. I love it. So appropriate for this schizo weather pattern. I loved Spice Market-- that place is really fun!

justeileen said...

Hey fren, hope you are well! Miss your posts...busy with exams?

Love, eileen

Marian said...

darling hope you are well. have a fab weekend sweetie pie

Anonymous said...

I'm going to the spice market with my family tonight! I love your blog> I know its a fashion blog, but I feel like you have a great taste in food too! you should do more of these!!!