Touch: Light As A Feather

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

On these hot and humid summer days it can be a struggle figuring out what to wear to take on the sticky heat. We all long for something absolutely weightless, right? Something light, breezy, breathable, and still beautiful. Allow us to suggest a few C&P summer must-haves. These are items that will make you eager to face the scorching temps all the way through the summer – come by for a visit and check them out!!


Anagram Pin Tuck Dress and Gary Graham Music Stripe Shirt

Gary Graham Sheer Shirt, White

Rachel Comey Tent DressRachel Comey Riviera Sandals

Won Hundred Walde Dress

SEE: Fashion matters – why?

Monday, June 20th, 2011

Why does fashion matter? Society has been grappling with this question seemingly since Eve discovered the wonder that is Grecian draping around the dawn of time and promptly converted Adam. Who can blame her? It’s very figure flattering.

In more recent history, this query has often taken on a rather dark and usually politically charged undertone, especially during periods of economic instability such as that from which we are ever so slowly emerging. There are certainly those among us who would categorize fashion as being superficial and irrelevant.

Naturally, we at Castor & Pollux do not share this opinion and have long championed the idea of “creating a decoration conversation, recognizing that the act of getting dressed directly corresponds to the books on our shelves, the foods we eat, the scents we wear, and the way we set the table.”

Furthermore, who can discount the immense cultural importance of the creation of sportswear (thank you, Coco “We’d be catching the bus in a corset and hoop skirt if it weren’t for you” Chanel), the wrap dress (we are indebted to you, Ms. Von Furstenberg), or the modern tuxedo jacket (Yves, without you we’d be lost)? Innovations in dress such as those previously mentioned are undoubtedly just as vital to our modern selves and the evolution of our society as the electric telegraph, the Model-T Ford and the X-Ray. They become cultural benchmarks, providing us with insight into a people, place, and time that might otherwise be lost.

Perhaps Nigel says it best in The Devil Wears Prada: “Halston, Lagerfeld, de la Renta – what they did, what they created, was greater than art because you live your life in it.”

Given our strong feelings on the issue, we were obviously delighted when the iconic Manhasset luxury retailer Hirschleifers invited us to participate in their online forum, aptly titled Why Fashion Matters – a year-long project created in honor of an astounding 100 years in business, as well as a way of paying homage to the fashion industry itself.

The site provides a space through which fashion lovers, in addition to movers and shakers in the industry (including such influential persons such as Jason Wu, Sharon Edelson of WWD and Ashley Olsen of The Row), can expound on the importance and relevancy of fashion in their lives and the lives of others. Here’s what a few contributors had to say:

Kerrilynn Pamer (Our very own!):

“It gives you a platform to play around with – whether you choose to or not. Even on days when the idea of dressing can seem daunting, you have the ability to tell others a little something simply by what you are wearing.”

Sonia Rykiel:

“Fashion offers a dream to women as well as a tool for their needs. It is a living statement of the times.”

David Neville of Rag and Bone:

“Fashion matters because the last time I looked nobody was walking around naked. The clothes you wear are a personal expression of a part of who you are.”

Can I get an Amen? 

– Rebecca Elliot

5 PM on a spring afternoon

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

I will never cease to reap the joy of daylight savings. You’d think after 27 years of being exposed to the elements and the passage of time, one would become accustomed to the extended sunny hours of the spring and summer months, but no. You can find me standing on West 10th Street, transfixed, basking in the sunlight like someone new to Earth.

The store looks beautiful right now, illuminated by the afternoon glow and the keen motor skills of our wonder-merchandiser, Becky. I feel compelled to share. (Excuse the less-than-stellar photos!)

The bell jar houses mysterious scents from Coqui-Coqui.

The Easter tree! The Tucker butterfly-print dress!

Gabriela Artigas Swarovski-crystal necklaces look best when exorbitantly piled.

The turban’d horse.

Get thee to a funnery!

Oxalis, the wonder plant.

Hyacinths and tulips courtesy of our neighbor, Madame Matovu.

Baby Love.

Friday, October 29th, 2010

A picture of Oliver, nephew of the super talented girls at Gabriela Artigas, sporting a C&P baby tee.
We’ll be doing an exclusive collaboration with them soon – keep your eyes open for it – should be beautiful!

A quick bit of breathtaking beauty

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

Alexander McQueen Spring 2011


Thursday, September 16th, 2010

Derek Lam Spring 2011

The height of simplicity and beauty.

I want to live in Laurel Canyon and wear these clothes when I come down from the mountain.
A perfect update on 70’s clothing – I’m in love with these pieces.


Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

This past week has been a real whirl-wind. I’ve barely had time to come up for air but over my morning coffee today I perused some of the shows online and couldn’t get over how beautiful the Rodarte collection is. I pulled only a few to show here but there are so many more that should be included. I’m coming back to this blog with a redesign that should be up within the next two weeks. It seems that every blog that I read has this happen – a falling off the blog wagon of sorts – well I fell off and I’m ready to get back on. I’ll post pictures from the Hacienda Montaecristo party as soon as I have a moment. It was a huge success and we’re so glad to be working with Francy and Jack – they are total inspirations. We’re off to Tulum for Thanksgiving and can’t wait to spend time at their hotel Coqui Coqui. I’ll be back soon to let you know what I’ve been thinking about and seeing.


Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

Look what we found in our in-box this morning. It’s always so fun to place orders in February, kind of forget exactly what you ordered, and then start receiving pieces that take your breath away. This is one of those pieces.


Saturday, May 29th, 2010

Happy Memorial Day Weekend. We opened for a few hours but the lure of lobster rolls grew too strong–we will re-open on Tuesday.

Here is the cutest summer look so far today: Marais shoes with a Tucker top. Not everything in the store is online so maybe we’ll see you lunch hour on Tuesday! Better yet, we’ll be here until 9pm on Wednesdays throughout the summer. Come on by to try some clothes on and if you’re lucky you’ll find an open bottle of Rosé!

Thanks Robin for being such a great model… Enjoy the clothes!

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