Upon entering Swing, you become overwhelmed by the eclectic and gorgeous decor, clothing, smells and the contagious smile of Swing's owner, Helena Greene. Swing is a high-end concept shop in the heart of Harlem, housing up-and-coming, high-end designers from around the world.
With apologies to Nathaniel Hawthorne, who is dead and can't sue me, I live in the House of the Three Gables. When the vent in the main one, the Clark gable, was gone with the wind after a recent storm, my wife, Sue, asked me to fix it.
It appears that hats are back -- salvation from bad hair days in the form of gorgeous felts and wools. As women borrow a page from the men's styling book this season, should we also take a page from men's hat etiquette?
Both Philip Treacy and Christopher Guy Harrison must have spent time reading the original Alice in Wonderland with illustrations by John Tenniel. Viewing their creations is almost like falling down a design rabbit hole into a wonderland.