Let’s spend the week in SoHo. Attention to Retail: Paul Smith
By posting a second time, Attention to Retail has surpassed a majority of New Year’s Resolution blogs in quantity of content (many of my own previous efforts included).
Also from July, here’s a Ferragamo mannequin. I have a hat much like that one (though not green), but I haven’t worn it in a while because it’s too heavy for this weather. This photo excites me for two reasons:
- Stores are advertising for Fall (which means Fall is coming soon).
- I’m insecure about my hat, not because it’s a hat (hatters gonna hat) but because I felt the brim was too wide. But here it works very well! There is hope!
After contrasting and playing with mine own in the mirror today, I think the key is in the curve of the brim. Mine flops down slightly, but the one on this fella arcs ever so gently upwards. I have plenty of time to tease mine into shape before it’s time to start layering again! (I can’t wait.)
(photo by Modelizing, one of my very favorite blogs)
Oh my God, cutest window ever at Tiffany & Co. “Can you come home early? I have to ask you something.”
Moschino has set up three mannequins in spring looks, each gazing into a “mirror” at a misshapen reflection. One has freaky long legs, one is too stumpy, and one is all neck.
Cool cool cool cool cool (via Racked)
There, that’s everything. (via From Me To You, of course)
Cool windows, via Racked:
High-end ski gear boutique Moncler has devoted its current windows to mineshaft chic, dressing mannequins in emergency-orange coats and placing them in a very convincing reproduction of a cave.
Prince and Mercer. Gonna check ‘em out later because that’s my idea of a successful Thursday evening.
Nobody, nobody walks into a store and wants to see a runway video playing … [they] are super low-end, like a Diesel store.
— Peter Marino, architect responsible for updates to the Dior store on 57th (via Racked)
Can they hear him through all that glass? “If I stand exactly at 14-and-a-half inches from the window, the glass becomes a natural megaphone and they can hear me perfectly,” he says.
(Previously, I guess?)
Is this a mirror? Where did my head go!?
Looks like Atomic Tom got new instruments. Shame.
Bergdorf knows what’s up. It is never too early.
(It’s impossible to see here but there was snow falling.)
Useful year-round if you are an alcoholic goth.
Officially endorsed sexy Big Bird. Pink platform pumps not included.
Gucci what are you doing, conceal your power cord damn
Versace what are you doing