Millions of Americans are out of work. The federal deficit is a crime. We are on the edge of a double dip recession.
What to do?
Fashion designers are banking on happy, unexpected colors to dress up your tootsies.
Seraphic Secret has done the hard work of combing through the 2013 footwear collections and picking the very best designs. We’ve made sure to choose some nice, comfortable flats so you can stand in line at Chick-fil-A in support of religious speech.
Alas, Seraphic Secret only eats kosher food, but we join the Chicken-fil-A line in spirit and solidarity.
It’s often been said that every man wants to look like Cary Grant, while every man wants to be Clark Gable.
A few months ago Seraphic Secret was screening one of our favorite Gable-Harlow movies, China Seas, (1935) the story of a brassy dame, a gruff sea captain and piracy on the high seas.
For a good portion of the movie, Gable wears a distinctive jacket with roomy, gusseted pockets, bi-swing shoulders, and a half-belted back. During the 30’s this style of jacket was common. It has a wonderful chin-up military feel.
In vain, Seraphic Secret searched for such a jacket, but, alas, could not find one.
After a great deal of research we hired Enzo Caruso of Santa Monica, a talented, old-school tailor—Enzo doesn’t even use email—to make this jacket for yours truly.
Here’s my Gable inspired jacket, hand-tailored by the great Caruso.
In last week’s Friday Fashion post we observed that designers frequently clothe women utilizing fur, feathers and animal patterns.
For as long as fashion has existed, animal metaphors have been an indispensible part of the designer’s lexicon. Hollywood, during its golden age, a leading arbiter of taste, heightened and refined the animal analogy with brilliant costume designers turning ravishing movie stars into expressions of animal desire.
For as long as fashion has existed, animal metaphors have been an indispensible part of the designers language. Hollywood, during its golden age, a leading arbiter of taste, heightened and refined the animal metaphor with brilliant costume designers turning ravishing movie stars into expressions of animal desire.