Trish's Dish

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Holiday Warmth at EMc2!

Hello all!

So last night was the "Warm Yourself" event at Emmett's store, EMc2! With all of the madness of the holiday season in full swing, it was really my only chance to make it into the city. I would have loved to come to the other events, but anyone who knows the New York City area knows that sitting on the approach to the Lincoln Tunnel (either by bus or car) during "gridlock alert" is not fun!

I decided to coordinate this with all the of the other things I needed to do in the city, such as seeing "the tree" at Rockefeller Center and shopping for Maggie (the little girl that my Mom takes care of - Mom heard I was going into the city and said "pick me up this and..." LOL) at American Girl Place. Bags and bags later, I set off down 5th Avenue to meet my boyfriend Keith at Grand Central Station (he works in Westchester County, NY and since his sister lives near the Mt. Vernon West train station, he also gave up on the gridlock, parked his car at his sister's house and got on the train!) We met up and got on the 6 train to Spring Street (I felt so J. Lo since I was "on the 6"! LOL)

As we approached EMc2, we noticed how beautiful the windows looked with fresh pine and beautiful sparkly garments in them! We walked in and there was Tim Gunn, entertaining a small but attentive crowd so we walked around and looked at the clothes. While we were browsing we were handed a glass of champagne by one of Emmett's staff members. I can never look at Emmett's, Chloe's, Nick's and Kara's items enough but what really caught my eye were the coats. Emmett told us that the designer of many of the coats is this person named Steven, who was there and we had the chance to meet. Emmett had some beautiful coats as well. I picked out a coat that I loved (and Keith took a picture of - he said that's on the "money is no object list!"). I was also "wrapped" in a gorgeous scarf by one of the staff members (there's a pic of that too!

We finally had a chance to chat with Tim. He was so excited to see us and he again told us how much he loves BPR! I asked him to write a holiday greeting for the BeePeRs and he told me that he PROMISES he'll do it today (so be on the lookout!) We asked him about the show (of course). When Keith asked him which garment he was shocked to see survive the judging he said it was Vincent's "Waste Not Want Not" design. We talked a little about "Top Design" and Tim said that he hasn't seen it, but that it's very different in that they're given somewhere around $50,000 for their challenges (hardly the $100 or a pile or trash they get on "Project Runway"!). He gave credit again to the PR designers in that they actually CREATE a design as opposed to SHOP for one. We also got to chat with Tim (remember Tim? he was the guy who had his chest autographed at the event in July?!) He is working in the men's wear industry at a store in Boston and is doing well!

Well a few canapes and glasses of champagne later and we found ourselves in a discussion with Emmett, Tim and Emmett's team of people who are working on his licensing plans. Big things are happening in the Emmett McCarthy world so stay tuned (is there an empire in the works here??)

We said our goodbyes and holiday greetings, grabbed some dinner in Little Italy and I decided to just grab the train with Keith (he drove me back across the George Washington Bridge - it's a quick ride when there's no traffic!) If you happen to travel into New York over the holidays, don't forget to stop in, say hi and shop at EMc2 - it's well worth the trip!

Here's the link to the pics!

Happy Holidays all!

Monday, December 11, 2006

Dear Veronica

Hi there,
I just wanted to write you to tell you that I happened to stumble across your blog while I was doing a Google search for "Kara Janx kimono top". It's very impressive and you look great in the top. I am actually trying to get one , but Kara doesn't seem to have them available on her site. Consider yourself fortunate!
Anyway - this is me you are refering to:

"We sidled up to Malan first. He was talking to a middle-aged woman wearing a tee shirt that said something about Tim Gunn on the front. Malan was graciously saying goodbye to her. As she pushed past us, I noticed her shirt was autographed all over. Geez. It was a crazy fan lady. All of a sudden, my friends and I felt a rush of courage. If Malan was that lovely to this sideshow stalker lady, he would never chase us away."

It's pretty hurtful to read things about yourself on the Internet. I am actually a Computer Lab teacher in New Jersey and I advise my students that if you write something on the Internet, be prepared to defend it. They always say, "Oh no, no one knows my myspace address." or "I keep it private".
I assure them that NOTHING is private on the Internet. There are millions of search engines that will point that person in the right direction someday or somehow.
I'm not expecting you to apologize - you don't know me - how could you owe me anything? Nor do I feel like I should come on here and defend myself (why I was wearing what I wore that day, the reason my hair was in a pony tail, or why I parked on the West Side Highway for that matter). However I was actually surprised upon looking for your contact information to find that you are an attorney for civil rights. PEOPLE'S civil rights???? hmm....
I really just wanted to express my hurt and disappointment. I may see you again at one of these events and if I "push past you", I will apologize this time.
Enjoy the holidays,