Archive | October 2009

I’m In The New York Daily News, Dahlings!


Today’s New York Daily News has an article about people who want to be on reality television, including moi. (It is my dream to have a makeover show called “You Have No Taste!) Here is a link to the Internet version:

It has a lovely photo of your faithful correspondent, but the full newspaper article has a full-length shot of yours truly, along with Bucky the Wonderdog! (Sorry for the poor quality, but newspaper has a way of scanning badly. As does my assistant.)


Elisa & Bucky the Wonderdog


Maybelline’s Colorsensational Tour


During Fashion Week, Maybelline set up a booth in the main lobby of the tents in Bryant Park. I visited several times and was given some marvelous lipsticks (this is NOT a paid post). The young ladies there were very helpful; particularly when I forgot to put any lipstick in my makeup kit and arrived at the tents in a panic. They gave me two shades that matched both my coloring and my outfit, one for daytime and one for “after five”.

The location is the South Street and Pier 17 downtown, from 11-4 pm, and admission is free. The first 100 visitors will receive a free lipstick, and Maybelline is offering makeovers, fall fashion tips, and the guests include editors from top magazines.

For more information, go to:

I hope to see you there!


Elisa & Bucky the Wonderdog

Gorgeous Plus Size Vintage Coats At The House of Style!


I may not be feeling tremendously creative these days. However, I can shill some of my goods in the meantime.

First, and ending SOON, is this amazing, freshly cleaned, like-new vintage dark brown unsheared beaver hooded ski jacket, size XXL:

Also ending soon is this luxurious cashmere princess seamed coat, with a genuine broadtail lamb collar. By Ronnie Sophisticates, size XL:

And in my store, there is a vintage 1950s evening coat in lipstick red, with rhinestone buttons and a shadow stripe design! It’s priced to sell, so do please take a look:

There will be more coats listed this week, so remember to check back often!

Elisa & Bucky the Wonderdog

Can You Tell I Have Writer’s Block?


I have had writer’s blog (or dictation block, since I generally dictate this blog-thing to my assistant). Even though there are a plethora of things to write about…Wilbur Pack’s Market Week party, Project Runway, Balloon Boy… I find my voice temporarily stilled.

So for now, I’ll go for a cheap laugh from somewehere else:

epic fail pictures
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Thank you,!

Elisa & Bucky the Wonderdog

Preparing the Menu for My "House" Viewing Party


The first rule of entertaining is: invite interesting guests. The second is: unless it’s a birthday or anniversary, have an interesting central theme. The third is: abundant food and drink. Later tonight is the “Instant Karma” episode of House, and so I though I would share my party menu with all of my wonderful readers. If you have any suggestions for future viewing parties, please do send them on in the “Comments” section.

(I should note that for “Project Runway” I only serve Krug and caviar. Otherwise it tends to get messy when people start arguing over who sent the ugliest garment down the runway.)

Jack Daniels for House fans
Cosmopolitans for Wilson fans
Australian chardonnay and Foster’s Lager for Chase fans.
Mimosas for Cuddy and Cameron fans
Plain water for Foreteen fans

Vindaloo curry in honor of Stacy and Kutner
Asian fusion chicken in honor of Amber
Sweet and sour pork for Huddy shippers
Toothpicks for 13 fans
Jasmine rice for Cameron fans

Babka for Taub fans
Lemon creampuffs for Hameron shippers.
Dark chocolate mousse for Foreman fans
Vegan brownies for Cuddy fans
Fudgecake for Hilson shippers

My guests will be arriving soon–must dash!

Elisa & Bucky the Wonderdog*

*his favorite character is Evil Nurse Brenda

Guest Blogger: "The September Issue" Film Review


My dear friend Sumana Harihareswara, (say that five times fast), is a technology executive who does the sort of work I don’t understand and can’t possibly explain. And she is a delightful person. Now this might have you thinking, “Is our faithful correspondent in a parallel universe? Is she high? A technology executive, delightful?”

Fear not, cherished readers, my sanity is intact. Sumana brings a perspective to the arena of fashion that I find refreshing, since those that toil in the fields of style tend to suffer from, shall we say, an atrophied sense of irony. Everything, from what hemline is in to what shoulder treatment Diane Von Furstenberg is using, is so deadly serious.

In any event, we attended the film, The September Issue, together, and her review is well worth reading. It sums up much of what we discussed afterward. (The link to her blog, Cogito Ergo, Sumana, is on the right.)

And by the way, the hats for the $50,000 photo shoot set in the 1920s were made by the amazingly talented Ellen Christine of Ellen Christine Millinery. She supplied much of the wondrous headgear I sported during New York Fashion Week!



Elisa & Bucky the Wonderdog