Friday, March 27, 2009

Real vs. Deal

Manolo Blahnik Campari Patent Mary Jane, $645


Tommy Hilfiger Manolo Mary Jane, now on sale for $70 or $80 (20% or 30% off the sale price at the South Beach Tommy Hilfiger Boutique, I can't remember which)

Note: Surprisingly, Tommy's version is made in Italy, so this is quite a deal.

At least, Tommy is not in denial about who actually designed this shoe!

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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Muji Magic

Everything in your home can look SuperFab including you, and you can find it all at Muji, a great Japanese store with branches in New York, Europe, and Asia. The design of their products is right, along with the price.

For Your Home
For Clothes

For Food

For Your Eyes and Ears

For You
The Perfect Canvas Bag, $26.50

Another Great Canvas Bag, $54.50

Gingham Smock Tops, $39.95

Muji's New York Vitals

455 Broadway, (Between Grand and Howard Streets)
Tel: 212.334.2002
Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. until 9 p.m.
Sunday, 11 a.m. until 8 p.m.

MUJI Times Square
The New York Times Building
620 8th Avenue (at 40th St.)
Tel 212.382.2300
Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. until 9 p.m.
Sunday, 11 a.m. until 8 p.m.

MUJI Chelsea
16 W. 19th street, (between 5th and 6th Avenues)
Tel: 212.414.9024
Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. until 8 p.m.
Sunday, 11 a.m. until 6:30 p.m.

MUJI to GO JFK International Airport, Terminal 5
John. F. Kennedy International Airport
Tel: 718.917.8989
Monday through Sunday, 5 a.m. until 10:30 p.m.

If you don't happen to live in a place where there is a MUJI, don't worry. The MOMA Store has a great website that carries some of MUJI's products.

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Thursday, March 19, 2009

Uniquely Uniqlo

Uniqlo is a Japanese clothing store chain much like the Gap in the U.S.; however, its price point is lower and its selection vaster. Its only location in the U.S. is New York. Aren't we lucky?

Krom's Picks
Front and Detail, Very Coco Chanel Meets Jean Paul Gaultier, $15.50


Superhero or Villain Ts, for the Totally Fierce Exerciser, $9.99

Keith Haring T and Artist Edition T, $15.50

Plus tons of cashmere, sweaters, jackets, and jeans.

Very Important and Dealmaking Note : Uniqlo does alterations same day and complimentary on all pants purchased. However, sometimes the alterations get backed up and take a few days, but they are still free.

Uniqlo's Vitals
Address : 546 Broadway, New York, NY 10012 USA
Telephone : (917) 237-8800
Opening hours :
Monday through Saturday: 10 AM until 9 PM
Sunday: 11 AM until 8 PM

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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Whassup Pierre?

Pierre Hardy, Spring 2009

Artwork by Pierre Hardy

As you can see, Pierre Hardy thinks rope is totally dope. And so does Krom.

And so do Balenciaga, Bally,

And Seven for All Mankind.

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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Real vs. Deal

Jennifer Connelly in Balmain
February 4, 2009

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Jennifer's Balmain Sandals at Bergdorf Goodman, $2,300 or online at Luisa via Roma, €1,475

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Aldo's Smeal Sandal, $125

There is nothing like wearing the real thing, but with things the way they are in the world, it's insane to think about spending $2,300 on a pair of shoes.

$2,300 can buy 300 long-lasting insecticidal mosquito nets, 500 packets of high energy biscuits specifically for malnourished children in emergency situations, 350 doses of the measles vaccine, 100 HIV/AIDs rapid diagnostic test kits suitable for children over 18 months old, 5 double-sided chalkboards, 10 chalkboard dusters, 500 white chalk sticks and 500 colored chalk sticks when donated to Unicef, just food for thought.

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Sunday, March 15, 2009

I Had a Dream about Cupcakes...

This was THE cupcake.

Deep down I knew where I had to go to get this cupcake, but I thought maybe I was over exaggerating my need for it and the place I had to go to get it. During the week, two other cupcakes happened to cross my path, and I gave them a chance. After a bite of each, I knew I had to go to the
I ordered two small cupcakes, one chocolate cake with mocha buttercream and the other vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream. Once I took my first bite, I knew these were the cupcakes of my dream.


NEW YORK, NY 10011
MONDAY through SATURDAY: 9:00 am until 8:00 pm
SUNDAY: 9:00 am until 7:00 pm

BETWEEN 40th & 41st STREET
NEW YORK, NY 10018
MONDAY through FRIDAY: 7:00 am until 7:00 pm
SATURDAY: 8:00 am until 7:00 pm
SUNDAY: 9:00 am until 7:00 pm

PHONE: 212.465.1530

These are the most SuperFabulously delicious cupcakes I have ever tasted.

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Thursday, March 12, 2009

Preparation for the 2009 Central Park Conservancy "Hat" Luncheon

After decorating my hat for last year's Frederick Law Olmsted (FLO) Awards Luncheon, I decided to make a tradition of it. As the year passes, I'm always on the lookout for supplies for this project. At this year's Chocolate Show, one chocolate company was using blue birds as part of its gift packaging. When I saw the birds neatly lined up on the table, I immediately thought of the "Hat" Lunch. I explained to the woman at the counter what I wanted to do with one of their birds, and she gladly let me select a bird to join me for lunch.

My friend Jane who introduced and accompanied me to the Chocolate Show, later saw this pink bird on display at a department store. With me in mind, she asked the salesperson about the bird, and he said go ahead and take it.


The hat is an inexpensive straw hat I bought a few years ago with the "Hat" Lunch in mind. The final ingredient was the leaves. They were left over from another project, and I thought the colors worked well together. After I collected all the materials, the design fell into place.

Remember a bird in the hand is worth less than two on a hat.

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Midnight Madness Sale with Roberta Freymann

30 to 70% off select merchandise
plus warehouse specials

Thursday, March 12th
10:30 am until Midnight

Friday, March 13th and Saturday, March 14th
10:30 am until 6:30 pm

Only at
153 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021

You never know what kind of treasures you will find here.

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The PS on this sale is GO! There are many great deals, and many styles to choose from. In the basics department aka the standard Roberta Freymann tunic, there are many sizes and superfab fabrics to choose from. There are exquisite silk ombre scarves and other snappy patterned wool scarves. If you buy 10 items ranging in price from $10 to $50, the total comes to $150 which is $15 per item; it would be a challenge to find a better deal, even in this economy. Take advantage while you can.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

SuperFab Item of the Day

Bubbles You could Wear to Doubles

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You can never go wrong with well-designed, clear jewelry. The necklace will pick up the color of whatever is underneath it, and because the bubbles (or beads) are glass, the reflection and shine give a beautiful effect over skin or clothes.

I have a necklace with glass beads that I bought in 1998; it's timeless, and I've never worn it without receiving many compliments.

See how brilliantly the necklace picks up whatever is underneath it.

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