Straw Top Hats – Brilliant!

A few years back I finally treated myself to a wool top hat.  I love wearing it to formal yet quirky events, like the Webutante Ball, which comes up next week.

But what I’m even more excited about than the ball is that I found some fabulous UNISEX straw top hat to sell at Amé Amé that are perfect for spring and summer weather, more Gatsby like jazz age parties, and will keep some sun of your gorgeous face.

 

New straw top hats at Amé Amé  $65 - $85.  These hats are so fab they're sold in Japan.

New straw top hats at Amé Amé $65 – $85. These hats are so fab they’re sold in Japan.

 

 

webutante bailey and tess 1

Not my best pucker, but c’est la vie. The top hat and feather boa grabbed a lot of good attention.

 

AppNexus's First Webutante Attendance

AppNexus’s First Webutante Attendance

 

 

 

Amé Amé: Now a Barbour Official Stockist

Amé Amé, an East Village rainwear and candy boutique, has recently been counted among the few authorized retailers of Barbour outerwear.

An English company founded in 1894 by John Barbour; J. Barbour and Sons has been making quality outerwear for 117 years. Barbour’s distinctive look has long called forth the regal charm of the English countryside. Their jackets feature a shell of thorn proof waxed cotton, smartly adorned with corduroy, and the warm cotton lining features the ancient Barbour tartan. With each passing decade Barbour’s apparel is proving to be as timeless as it is stylish. Barbour is honored to hold three Royal Warrants, and chairwoman Margaret Barbour was appointed a Dame Commander of the order of the British Empire.

Amé Amé is now one of only six authorized dealers in Manhattan, and is a rare example of a boutique location being authorized by Barbour. Amé Amé is quickly gaining notoriety for its commitment to high quality products, and dedication to customer service; so naturally, Barbour was a perfect fit for this up and coming East Village shop. Amé Amé is located at 318 E 9th st in Manhattan.

Gloves & Mittens A Perfect Pair

Last week during the cold spell in NYC and much of the Northeast, I finally fell in love with mittens.  In the past I always thought they were adorable and sometimes nice for warmth, but I also found them rather inconvenient.

Then it hit me, gloves and mittens should be worn together!  When the temperature drops severely I think it’s impossible for any sexy stylish leather gloves to keep you warm no matter if they’re lined with cashmere or the latest thinsulate.

However, suddenly I had toasty warm hands by layering over my lovely leather gloves a pair of mittens.  And when I had to use the convenience of my fingers, like for the ATM, I didn’t have to expose my fingers to the harsh cold.  Instead all I had to do was slip off a mitten!

Seriously – try it out!

Now you don’t need to wear bulky ski gloves that should only be used for the  mountains or building snowmen and snowballs.

New leather gloves lined with cashmere and a preview of F/W 2013's gloves to come.  Plus a special, adorable pair of mittens.  Both being sold at Amé Amé

New leather gloves lined with cashmere and a preview of F/W 2013′s gloves to come. Plus a special, adorable pair of mittens. Both being sold at Amé Amé

 

 

The gloves I wear (missing a few studs) and the pink mittens I layered over them to give me warmth & still look stylish.

The gloves I wear (missing a few studs) and the pink mittens I layered over them to give me warmth & still look stylish.

 

Super cute mittens found on

Super cute mittens found on

 

 

 

More Capes for Men

I’ve already told you why I love capes.  Unfortunately if you were a dude, you were probably wondering if dudes can wear capes too.

Funny story, one day in Amé Amé a mom was trying on a cape, and her adorable 13 year old son who will truly be a lady heartbreaker in a few years (if he isn’t already) said “How come they don’t make cool things like this for dudes.”

I googled searched “men’s winter capes” and could hardly find anything.  Most of the stuff was way to high-end fashion extreme looking.

However the other day on the street I saw this guy wearing a very cool looking cape for guys.  While I think it’s hard for men who are less than 6ft to pull off a casual cape in a macho fashion, I do think it would be cool to see more men’s capes.

Difference between a cape and a poncho?  A poncho has no front zipper or buttons.

Difference between a cape and a poncho? A poncho has no front zipper or buttons.