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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

Stefania Pia Party!

Friday, December 10th, 2010

Another fun night to add to your holiday calendar. We are having a party for Stefania Pia to show her new collages titled The Magnificent Life as well as her beautiful found object jewelry made exclusively for us (lots of little animals are included!). It should be a great evening – Stefania is amazing and always one to bring loads of fun to the room. Hope we see you next Thursday the 16th from 6-9.

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!

The Moment’s Here!

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

Stefania Pia!

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

“If I cannot find something in New York, it doesn’t exist!” – Stefania Pia in Naag

We just received some some of Stefania’s pieces and they are charming, filled with joy, and are sure to make you smile… just like a visit from her (she’s our neighbor so we know… she’s also teaching us Italian: Eccoti!! Che giusta!). She is making a display of collages for our windows. Now you have a reason to visit.

FASHION’S NIGHT OUT AT C&P!

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

SOU BRETTE

Sunday, July 25th, 2010

I don’t think I’ve ever seen a better face than this girl’s. Thanks to our friend Zoe Wolff over at Nowness Magazine this collection is being made up for us right now and I’m beyond excited to get the package.

Thanks for the tip, Zoe!

ANNA SHEFFIELD COOLNESS!

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

This just in – a gorgeous piece from Anna over at Bing Bang – they are en route right now!

AESA TRUNK SHOW RECAP

Saturday, May 22nd, 2010

A fun night on Thursday with Randi and her crew – she showed up with bags and bags of beauties and wowed us all. We still have a lot of the pieces through the weekend, so if you’re in the neighborhood it would be worth a visit.

See you soon!

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