The fruits of the holiday - and post-Christmas sales! From me to Porter: a plaid umbrella from Ombrelli Maglia, an Italian company that's been protecting fancy people from rain since the mid-19th c. (Porter, notorious for losing umbrellas, has been threatened with a hand amputation if she leaves this behind. Happy holidays!). Two pairs of Car Shoes (brown penny loafers for Port, green suede for me), thanks to the fire sale at Bergdorf Goodman...which also gave me the Purple Label slippers. I got Port the Prada heels as an early birthday (Jan. 5th) gift (from the Barney's sale).
Dad came through extraordinarily for Crimbo this year. He gave me the much sought-after, family-published biography of Tommy Hitchcock Jr., world's greatest polo player and inspiration to Fitzgerald (he served as the basis for both Tom Buchanan in Gastby and Tommy Barban in Tender is the Night). My grandma married his nephew, Avy Clark. Dad and his siblings grew up in Hitchcock country, Old Westbury, NY. Port received this beautiful 1930s Australian pith helmet from Rothwells Outfitting Ltd. on Edward Street in Brisbane.
A close up on the Purple Label beauties. NOTE: The Bergdorf Men's Store has an extraordinary pair of size 13 Barker Black cognac colored loafers (with a little crown opening for the penny slot) on sale for $279. Last pair. Some tall man, please purchase!!!!