Thursday, October 7, 2010

Christmas at Neiman-Marcus


Valentino
as worn on The Good Wife this week
Neiman-Marcus

The Best of the Neiman Marcus Christmas Book,
Including that $1.5 Million Chihuly Pool Sculpture Installation
You Always Needed



Yes, it’s that time of year again.
You can now officially start your holiday shopping.
The somewhat anachronistic yet always entertaining Neiman Marcus Holiday Book,
now in its 84th edition, was released yesterday.

As WWD noted today, for the second year in a row,  almost half the items in the catalog
are less than $250, with 63 ringing in at $100 or less.
But don’t worry—the ridiculous, over-the-top fantasy items
that we’ve come to expect every year are still there.

For starters, there is a $7,500 gourd ukulele made by Danny Ferrington,
who crafts handmade instruments for the likes of
Keith Richards, Elvis Costello, and, uh, Tony Blair.

Or for a mere $125,000 you can snag an Avion tequila party.
Celeb event planner Colin Cowie will style and plan the event and
Todd English will cook for you and 75 of your friends.
(No mention of whether they will also provide a home big enough to fit 75 people.)

Click through the entire Christmas Book for some of this year’s best offerings...
this is a really fun book to view, so please take the time to look...just the
ensembles they put together are magnificient...

 
for me there is no contest, I love Dale Chihuly's work, so it would
have to be the pool installation of his...
 
At the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas the entire ceiling of the gigantic lobby
is Chihuly's flowers, with pieces of his in each & every public room in
the hotel, which become the point of reference for the decor. 
When Steve Wynn opened the Bellagio it was the ultimate hotel on the
planet,  I believe.  Now that MGM-Grand owns it, there are baby strollers
(children were not allowed in Mr. Wynn's enclave), and no exclusivity at all,
the place is packed with "tourists"  looking at the physical plant, having no
intention of even buying a cocktail, much less staying there.
 
This is the rant of the week...a new feature. :)
 
 
Now, for the SHOES of the season:
 


Valentino
the one & only

kitten heels & ankle straps
(not gladiator boots)

loving them loving them loving them

hey Tish, this is for you!!

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