The other night, while watching Master Chef, my eyes got all misty when Gordon Ramsey said, “Your donuts are perfection.” I am not sure what this says about my current mental state. Maybe it was just past my bedtime. I may have also been hungry. I did go in search of something sweet, but there was nothing to be found—even the hidden stash of chocolate was gone. So I did what any normal person would do. I ate some sweet chili potato chips—the entire large bag. Even worse, I ate them in the dark. My thinking: If no one actually sees you eat the chips, no one can prove you ate them. Of course, that strange orange/red color residue on my fingers and lips might have given it away. The next morning, when I was getting dressed, I discovered the pants I wanted to wear had shrunk. But the strange thing is that they had only gotten smaller in the waist. I am sure the two incidents have absolutely nothing to do with one another.
In pop culture news, rumor has it that Justin Bieber has signed on to be the new face, although I am not so sure “face” is the correct term here, for Calvin Klein pull-ups–I mean, underwear. I am sure Max will be anxiously awaiting the release of that ad.
In design news, word on the street in Los Angeles is some major brands are leaving La Cienega and moving back into the PDC. This is definitely bucking a trend that started after the great recession when lines where moving to the street to try and capture a larger audience, and dare I say, without threat of life or limb-sell retail. I guess designer focused and driven sales are still the way of the world, for now.
And in Dallas news, it’s hot, so stop complaining. It doesn’t help. Know what does? Frozen margaritas or an Aperol Spritz. That or Millionaire-ing it to a cooler climate. I am pretty much here for the rest of summer. That is what happens when your partner’s busy season happens to be during the peak of heat. I did not fully understand this prior to committing to the relationship. But like they say, “If you can’t stand the heat, turn up the freaking AC.” The one thing I can’t get use to is getting in and out of that hot car. When the inside of your car reads 106 degrees, it’s really hard not to sweat continuously. But I try to think of this more like pore cleansing (which could be considered a spa treatment) instead of just sweating through my Trussardi. It’s all about attitude and how you choose to view the situation.
So with that, I am off to learn more about leather. I know, most of you think leather is leather. What more is there to learn about leather? Well, did you know that there are many different grades of leather? Leather for automobiles has different specifications and requirements than the leather used for aircraft or marine purposes. And the leather used for your handbags and shoes is different than the leather on your favorite chairs. There are also like a million different finishes, colors, and textures you can choose from. Is it pure aniline or is it a pull-up? Can I emboss it? Is it waxed or tipped? It is all starting to sound more and more like the menu at the hair salon, so I better go learn some more. But this I do know, our new leather line, Dani, is the tannery so you are going directly to the source that produces beautiful leather for some of the most exclusive luxury brands in the world. And working directly with the tannery means they know what they are doing. It also means lower prices for you, my dear designers. Here is an image of some of their marine-grade leather in use on someone’s fancy yacht. Is it just me or can you also totally see yourself on that banquette just about now?
So with that I am off. I hope you have a fantastic Friday.