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How to Say Goodbye in America

Posted on December 22, 2011

It’s a tough business, trying to make in the New York fashion scene. Staying on the HBO schedule? A little tougher, it seems. I realize the-now cancelled “How To Make It In America” wasn’t for everybody. But that’s why it was on HBO. Remember, “it’s not TV, it’s HBO” or whatever. When I watched HTMIIA I really felt as if I was in New York’s East Village. I was with Ben and Cam as they tried to pitch their Japanese-denim jeans. I sat on the couch in my Sears flannel watching the show but during those 30 minutes on a Sunday night  it was warm CRISP hoodie. I could taste the Rasta Monster in place of my Diet Pepsi (never cancel a show with…

Hey girl, nice glecks

Posted on December 21, 2011

When I was a wee I heard my dad often refer to my aunt as “The Fly.” It didn’t dawn on me until later when I realized it was because she always wore these giant oval glasses that turned into shades in the sun. “The Fly.”  Big-ass sunglasses. Stunna shades. They’re everywhere. I’m not sure when this came into vogue, these huge, big-assed sunglasses. When they did I probably thought to myself, ‘ah…this won’t last.” Oh but was I wrong. They’ve thrived. I’ve gotten used to it. A beautiful gal is a beautiful gal. I just sometimes hate to see that face all covered up with plastic and darkness. So how about this? Or this? She’s smokin’ in more ways than one. Finally, gotta…

That’s Amore! Drinking in Crown Point

Posted on December 19, 2011

Discovered a new lounge in NWI – and it’s not bad. The 109 Lounge in downtown Crown Point is the place to go if you yearn for something Chicagoey. It sits above Amoré Ristorante, an Italian bistro I’ve yet been too. I was quite pissed when I got to 109 but from what I recall it’s a great place to bring a gal/guy or a bunch of blokes. It’s got great lighting – who thinks about lighting? I do. You’ve got your candles and such…not too dark, not too bright. Great background music and sometimes it’s live (and not too loud – more on that later). There’s a sushi menu, beer, martinis…and for you smokers – well, smoke ’em if you got ’em –…