>THE SIMPLE PLEASURES EQUATION: EARLY PAUL ANKA + A MARTINI + FALSE EYELASHES + GORGEOUS FLOWERS + BEAUTIFUL WRITING PAPER=A SLICE OF HAPPINESS

20 Aug

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TEXT: VIVIAN KELLY

Sixties crooner, PAUL ANKA, said it all when he won-over the girls with his hit single, “Just Give Me A Steel Guitar and a Glass of Wine”. This was one of the songs Michael [Kors] picked back in the nineties, when we were putting together the soundtrack for one of his showroom press shows. What is still crystal clear in my mind was how HAPPY “the girls” aka the supermodels in the show were doing that show. While in our cramped offices at 550 Seventh Ave., getting their hair and makeup done, they got into the groove of JUST BEING HAPPY and letting down the “I’m a fabulous supermodel” guard. Pre-show, a few of them pronounced Paul Anka “corny” while hearing it for the first time as BOBBI BROWN applied makeup onto their already perfect faces. Once walking the cramped runway though, they smiled more than I’ve ever seen models smile at a show at the 1,000+ shows I’ve attended in my 18 years in this biz. EVA HERTZIGOVA waited at the elevator holding her BIRKIN, humming, “ Just Give Me a Steel Guitar”.

Years later, sitting in my house in the CT countryside, on a faux red CAVALLI-eque croco barstool, I’m listening to the crickets and enjoying a VEIL VODKA and ROSES’ LIGHT Cosmopolitan. I’m bent on recreating the fantasy of an easier glamorous time, so I go for broke with the requisite accessories. I’m armed with a pair of astonishingly easy to apply POP “Diva” FAUX LASHES”, red nails by REVLON, a giant KENNETH JAY LANE cocktail ring, and a GORGEOUS COLORFUL FLOWER ARRANGEMENT. Off to my right, is an ANDY WARHOL “Jackie” print.
Perfection.
All of this serves as the background to the activity, which is writing thank you notes on my monogrammed CRAIN”S STATIONARY for the thoughtful gifts the dozen close friends who came over this past weekend gave me. All the gifts were about COMFORT AND A LITTLE BIT OF LUXURY. There was: the aforementioned pink and red rose and calla Lilly bouquet, the funky retro WENDY MINK necklace, the bottles of SKY and VEIL vodka, a pair of “ POP FAUX LASHES, and GIFTS FROM THE SEA, a book my friend, Deborah, of THE FASHION CALENDAR, insist I read. She says I’m “ready” for it.
After I finish the highly satisfying note writing I crack open the book. Log-in this weekend for the review.
Ciao bella!

WHERE TO GET IT
Flowers – Pamela Jones Florals, contact: pamelajones16@comcast.net
Stationary – Crains at www.crane.com

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