November 11th, 2011

Not such a silly idea after all

 

A few years ago I read an article in the NYTs about a woman who made 100 million dollars making and selling Christmas themed sweaters. Shocked and awed, I decided right then and there to go into business. If someone could succeed making what I considered a laughable product, then I could certainly come up with a profitable idea.

But who is laughing now? The style pendulum has swung and everywhere I look I see reindeer, snowflakes, penguins and polar bears! Ho ho, the joke is on me.

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MARNI

Shoulder bag

NILI LOTAN

Cashmere sweater

RACHEL COMEY

Cotton trousers

GUCCI

Metallic loafer pumps

ALTUZARRA

Pleated dress

VALENTINO

Tan-go patent pumps

THEORY

Silk-crepe top

GUCCI

Marmont loafers

FRED LEIGHTON

Diamond earrings

LOEWE

Puzzle bag

SEE BY CHLOÉ

Velvet top

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  • I hung up my “snowflake sweaters” after years of skating parties at Rock Center and Wolman Rink and I am not going back. Happy Holidays!

    Karen KloppNovember 11th, 2011  10:48 AM

     
  • IT is so homey and so Southern that I can’t imagine New York women will embrace this trend unless they are on the slopes! I however could never part with my grandma’s hand knit snow flake sweaters so I will be smelling of cedar this holiday season!

    Susan LavineNovember 11th, 2011  11:36 AM

     
  • Just say no.

    kayce hughesNovember 11th, 2011  11:56 AM

     
  • It may be ‘in’ now, but this is definitely a look that will make you cringe in a couple of years. It is okay for ski holidays but should stay on the slopes and out of the city.

    SophiaNovember 12th, 2011  10:51 AM

     
  • These are definitely charming and I agree that they belong on the slopes during the holiday. I’d say that they are more rural America than “Southern”.

    EleanorNovember 14th, 2011  1:42 PM

     
  • Thank you for the Southern defense. These were definitely not our creation!

    LizNovember 14th, 2011  6:52 PM

     
  • Depends – if it were handmade from a loved one, I would wear it. My grandchildren and pre-school students would love seeing me in it. Plus, when you’re my age, anything fun goes.

    CaroleDecember 1st, 2011  11:26 AM

     

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