Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Cupcakes and Veggie Peelers

I had every intention of updating the site, today. The snow pretty much killed that for me, but I did put up a fight. Unfortunately, all of my pictures are blurred by snowfall. I have to take them all again, tomorrow. Thanks, snow!!

I knew I'd be changing a lot and otherwise working, so I dressed comfortably. Bad move. When you wear something comfortable, it's completely unmotivating. I get much more done when I'm dressed up, because I'm not as inclined to laze about. So, I think I might include this dress in the next update - which, if the snow will calm itself, will be up tomorrow night.

Outfit details:
vintage beret - from my mom's store
flannel dress - reconstructed from a long nightgown
vintage slip (kind of visible due to the wind, oops) - from my mom
tights - target
shoes - payless

Today was the first day with my new intern, Catherine. Since she doesn't have a great deal of sewing experience, I showed her how to thread and work the overlock machine, and had her practice straight seams and banded sleeves, with knits. Luckily for me, she's a quick learner and rather patient. We also took ate cupcakes, took pictures and started a blog for her internship progress. I'll link to it, once she starts updating. In the meantime, here are a few pictures that I took:

Catherine, in a snow covered Postlapsaria dress.

Threading the machine, which can be quite a pain your first few times.


Since I mentioned cupcakes, earlier...do you know how hard it is to resist a funfetti cupcake? Bobby has a severe sweet tooth and constantly has baked goods or chocolate around. Usually my willpower is pretty good, but I have been slipping! I don't know who could resist funfetti cupcakes, especially with pink icing and heart sprinkles. I really shouldn't let him bring that stuff into the house anymore.

-Keiko Lynn

p.s. It was rather sad and strangely ironic to hear of Joe Ades' passing, today. I was typing up a blog post about him the other day, but never got around to posting it. It was just a silly musing about his amazing peelers and how I wanted to buy one for everyone I knew. For those of you who don't know of Joe Ades, he was a salesman in New York, who sold the best peelers ever, for $5 a piece. It wasn't the peelers, though, it was the man that intrigued everyone. I guess I'll never get a chance to buy his peelers for everyone, but I'm sure glad I was able to have a conversation or two with him. He was my favorite New York fixture and it won't be the same without his carrot peels and custom suits. See a video of him here. Rest in peace, Joe.


  1. oh, sorry that you have to retake all your photos! the snow looks cute on Catherine though!

    P.S. I tagged you on my blog!

  2. you have an intern? that's awesome! Hey.. do you ever TM your name? you should do that keiko... :)

  3. that plaid dress is so pretty.

    i linked you to my site. i love your blog. come visit me soon.

    God bless!

  4. actually, i think the snow looks really pretty in the first picture - and on catherine, too. i'm a bit envious - i would love to be your intern, too. (;

  5. Your intern has the sweetest smile!

  6. My husband has a sweet tooth, too. It's dangerous to love someone who loves sugar.

  7. so sad about joe. i just read that this morning. union square wont ever be quite the same...

  8. I love the plaid dress. So sweet!

  9. I was so sad when I heard about Joe Ades' death. Everyone at work was distraught and sad over it. He was frequently working around our building, captivating all of the tourists. Apparently he lived in an apartment on Park Ave, filled to the brim with boxes of peelers. He was always so mesmerizing to watch!

  10. The green tights and the shoes are so great!

  11. Your dress may be comfortable and unmotivating, but I think it's oh so adorable! In fact, your whole outfit is super cute! :)

  12. I love love love your outfit! It looks so comfy and simple but so put together.

  13. That photo of Catherine in the snow is stunning - I love the big bow on that garment.

  14. Hi! I'm sure you probably get sick of people asking you this, but what kind of camera do you use? I'm looking to buy one and your pictures always look great. :)

  15. It's a Nikon D50. It has been discontinued, but there are comparable models from Nikon:)