Tuesday, December 09, 2008

advent season: day nine, fairytale of new york


this weekend my door had a makeover with a lick or two of blackboard paint, and if anyone finds themselves pottering past a hardware store, i urge you to dash inside and get a tin yourself as it's the most had I've had since.. well, since I was last messing about with a chalk and blackboard aged 5.

the nyc skyline started off as a little "fantasy" view and an incentive to keep chucking fivers into my new york savings pot, but i thought a seasonal reference was a must and so it's a little tribute to one of the best of the christmas songs, "fairytale of new york" by the pogues and kirsty mccall.



and for added new york spirit, take a peek at this old paris vogue editorial.
from way back in 2001, the year that carine roitfeld started as editor-in-chief.
when i look at these images, i feel like i can feel the buzz of the streets and to me the images remind me of that "first time in the big city" excitement.
let's close our eyes and imagine standing on a street corner downtown with a bunch of friends, balloons and bubbly cheering in the new year. because wouldn't that be the perfect way to welcome 2009?



18 comments:

A La Mode said...

That's amazing! What a good idea

Margot said...

i adore this photoshoot! thank you for sharing!

just amazing.. everything about it

lisa said...

The new door looks fantastic!

SONYA SOMEONE said...

That looks amazing!!! I am definitely trying it.

Electro Geisha said...

NYC new year celebration, wishful thinking for me :( great idea for the door.. i would never think of that:D

AlicePleasance said...

Love the door!!

coco said...

Is that Carrie Bradshaw's phone I spy drawn on your door? ha ha

I'm fine, just busy busy, how are you? x x x x

bellefantaisie.net said...

that's such a good idea! fun!
x

Katie said...

If only I could be spending the holidays in NYC. The shot with the model eating mcdonalds is my favorite one.

Nathalia said...

Oh! I wish I lived in NYC... Someday I'll make it happen!
Love your blog:)
I have a new blog, come and give an opinion, it would make me so happy!

cheap chanel shopping said...

so pretty! enjoy yourself!

Dominique said...

Oh, I love your door!

lovelydisco said...

When I have kids (which will be, uhm, NEVER) I'm going to paint one whole wall of their bedroom with blackboard paint.

ALSO - Fairytale of New York, one of my top Christmas songs. 'Cos I'm Irish? Lil bit.

belle.chantelle said...

grrr love the photoshoot!
want it all!

May Kasahara said...

such an awesome idea - I never thought of painting a door. ♥

Fashion Tidbits said...

totally sweeeeet editorial! that's what the city is all about! love that door too

Anna Pope said...

I've never seen that editorial so thank you for posting it!

a. said...

that editorial has got to be called a classic now.

& your door. still so lovely.

x