Final Exhibition @ Moss .... Before the Next Chapter!!!

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My "accessorator heart" is broken ....
my friends Murray Moss & Franklin Getchell 
are closing their
world renown design mecca,
Moss!!!!

But not before presenting this fabulous 
exhibition of stunning jewelry, 
by the divine Italian designer .......

Mixing silver with enamel, pearls, crystals,
& unusual stones  ........ 
these one-off necklaces, bracelets, earrings, & rings ....
are an "accessorator's dream"!!!

And ..... the installation is Murray at his best!!!
Upside down wine glasses, overflowing with beads ....
over-sized antique glass domes with chunky bracelets inside ...
plastic ring trays from the Container Store ....
all creating a 2012 "dressing table" ....
in "hi/low style"!!!!!!!

Murray is an "accessorator supreme"!!!!
Soho will miss his eponymous store, 
but, we'll still have the fabulous 

And, Murray will be off in the world ......
finding the latest international design talents,
consulting with the museums of the world,
educating young design students to "open their eyes,"
& teaching companies throughout the world ....
what good design is!!!!

Bravo Murray & Franklin ..
it was a great run ....
On to the next chapter!!!

And remember M&F ....
the Friday after Thanksgiving, 
we have a date .....
AND IT'S NOT TO GO SHOPPING!!!

Sublime Accessories in Soho ...... @ Prince & Mercer!!!

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My travel companion, volcano co-survivor, and good friend SDE ..... the chicest, tastiest,
and most accessorized woman I know ........ took me on a
Soho crawl last week ...... and she introduced me to 
an "accessorator's dream"!!!!!! 

 

On Prince & Mercer Streets, in front of J.CREW ......sitting behind a very long table, probably made from a wooden plank and a pair of saw-horses, covered with a white cloth ........ sat Kristine, a 9 month pregnant "fashionista"!!!!! Spread before her was the most outrageous, incredible, over-the-top collection of leather wrap bracelets in the world ....... every color imaginable ........ with closures of stainless steel, gold plate, and gold plate oxidized bronze ........ an "accessoration" supreme!!!!!

 

This F.I.T graduate and soon-to-be mother of two has been "working this block" for 8 years. She doesn't believe in trends ...... though she is definitely on trend at the moment .... leather is her passion and she never deviates!!!! She told me "I wear it and I believe in it, I never switch, not in 8 years." Her mantra is .... "If you don't know what you're looking at your not my customer!!!!"

 

According to Kristine, "they" come from all over ..... men & women .... chic "accessorators," hip trendsetters, as well "uptownies's" who wear her jewelry to "funk-up" their Hermes look .... and  as she says.....they always come back for more!!!!!! I know I will!!!!!