I wasn’t feeling “pastel-ish” for this year’s NY Easter Hat Parade. Instead, my intent was to show up as a fashion celebrant who scored an awesome haul from a Comme des Garcons boutique. You may wonder why I chose cardinal red for Easter. Consider for a moment that the word “cardinal” conjures up more than a bird and more than a color. Men of the cloth, donned in ecclesiastical red robes, come to mind as do cardinal sins and 18th century women cloaked in cardinal capes. If you follow my blog, then you might know that this Fifth Avenue Easter Parade is a highlight in my fashion calendar. Give me any reason to play dress up and I will joyfully join in the fray of dandies and creatives. In case you were wondering who designed my jacket, it is the designer Kei Ninomiya, a protege of the Comme des Garcons brand. He is a bit of an enigma, doesn’t give lengthy interviews and is rarely photographed, but his designs make my eyes tear and send my heart aflutter.
Every year I look forward to talk to the regulars at the parade. One person I adore is Goth Girl. She is someone I look forward to see every year because I love her warm, funny personality and that she celebrates the Goth scene with such enthusiasm. I have and always will love Goths, since I dabbled in that scene in my teen years. When I rolled over to talk to her she said: “I missed you last year. Where were you? I was so psyched to show you my new fangs.” Yes, you read that correctly. She had custom dental fangs permanently adhered to her two front teeth. I have no clue where you can have this done but I am certain if you ask Google “where can I get custom fangs” you will find a dentist that does that type of custom work. I love that Goth Girl (her name is Justice, but I love calling her Goth Girl anyway) was excited to share her fang story with me. I wish I had the time to tell her that vampires scared the shit out of me until my late teen years. I attribute that burning fear to the time my father took me to see the movie “Nosferatu” when I was 7 years old in Manhattan. Who the hell takes a kid to see one of the most terrifying vampire movies of all time? A rule breaker that is who.
ARE YOU THERE GOD? IT’S ME MAGDA. Thanks for coming down to visit NY. Where have you been? The world is a shit show, a reality tv star is our president, Syria and Yemen are burning to the ground and the Kardashians are still relevant. We could use some help down here. Message me if you would like my help.
I had such a wonderful time celebrating Easter in NYC. The weather was perfect and the energy of fellow creatives is still with me 24 hours later. In those 24 hours, would you believe that we in New York woke up to five inches of snow? I can taste spring though, by way of artistic New Yorkers who attended the Easter Hat Parade.