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A week ago Saturday I strolled down 73 avenue Ledru-Rollin and happened on the Fleuriste,  Arom. recommended by Ines de la Fressange’s book, La Parisienne, the guide to style in Paris….. (aka in English as Parisian Chic)….. and recommended by Carol Gillot, the remarkable artist/blogger of ParisBreakfasts.com (of whom I asked to recommend some fleuristes and who’s always at the ready with marvelous Parisian retail stores with wit, style and an amazing eye) …..  I spoke with Saber of Arom briefly and promised to return and paint his flowers….. The shop was extraordinarily busy….. with a tremendous stock of flowers….many customers waiting…… as is true of all great Fleurists….. A Painting will be done another day!

Arom Storefront1

The Arom Storefront invites you…..

Greenery everywhere

Arom's Windows

A Large Orchid hangs at the entrance….

Inside Arom... a Corner nestled amidst Morrors and Chandeliers

Inside Arom… a Corner nestled amidst Mirrors and Chandeliers… The Designer’s Table

The Materials are ready to become arrangements.....

The Materials are ready to become arrangements…..

Flowers - in - Waiting

Flowers – in – Waiting

The Florist at work to make a perfect bouquet...... Beautiful to paint!

The Florist at work to make a perfect bouquet…… Beautiful to paint!

Green and Fragrant Greetings from Arom and GardenSpiritsNY!   A Bientot!  a Arom, a true GardenSpirit!

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The Bergdorf Goodman's March Windows' Fashionistas

The Bergdorf Goodman's March Windows' Fashion Models amidst Central Park's last winter bare branches.......looking out through venetian blinds....What wonderful Scale!

At the intersection of 58th St @ 5th Ave. are the World’s most fabulous window designs — Bergdorf Goodman’s — a virtual crossroads of fashion, design, art, taste, storytelling, novelty, innovative 2-D and 3-D graphics and ideas whose wit and visual brilliance always delight and challenge my imagination….. It is not just at Christmas time that the ideas and fashions are over the top and reach the ultimate limits of research, beauty, commentary, topical newsworthiness, inventiveness of materials and joy …. In every display, whether using minimal materials or maximal, there is always visual wit and grammar and extreme imagination, a newness to the cabinets of curiosities, a vision to tickle your fancy…..

Just this week, one sees enlarged B&W photos of everyday venetian blinds, a florescent bulb elsewhere, whose abstractions are backdrops for Thakoon, Donna Karan and Calvin Klein, etc….amidst the windows’ reflections of winter’s bare trees (Grand Army Plaza and Central Park) and the bright blue late afternoon sky. A collage of outside/inside the window settings. And further on, BG’s designers use sunprints with silhouettes of countless objects held still in their blue rectangles framing the Fashions……. Vignette Settings that tie art, design & fashion together in theatrical narratives, just like “Stage Sets” worthy of Shakespeare’s “The World’s a Stage.” On the opposite corner, the Apple Store’s Floating Logo in a Glass Cube Window is a perfect contemporary counterpoint, creating a crossroads, an amazing intersection  of  amazing windows! For window watchers, enjoy the show!

Graphic Florescent Light Bulbs, Antiques Stone Carvings meet Fashion.

Graphic Florescent Light Bulbs, Antique Stone Carvings meet Fashion.

In Art Auction Selections for fundraising for the Brooklyn Acadmey of Music, BG supports Arts Organizations

In Art Auction Selections for fundraising for the Brooklyn Academy of Music, BG supports the Arts

In Art Auction Selections for fundraising for the Brooklyn Acadmey of Music, BG supports BAM

In Art Auction Selections for fundraising for the Brooklyn Academy of Music, BG supports BAM

White on White Akris Fashion

White on White Akris Fashion

HERE COMES THE SUN......PRINTS !!!!!!

HERE COMES THE SUN......PRINTS !!!!!!

Bergdorf Goodman, More Sun, Please!

More Sun, Please! (The windows practically pray for sun!)

Spotlight on Navy Blue, SunPrint Blue.

Spotlight is on Navy Blue, SunPrint Blue.

The Backdrops let the Fashion shout "WOW!" as each plays off each other, mesmerizing us.

The Backdrop Settings let the Fashions shout "WOW!," all mesmerizing.

57th Street's Buildings reflect and want to get into the act....

57th Street's Buildings reflect and want to get into the act....

A Menagerie of Blue Silhouetted Sunprints

A Menagerie of Blue Silhouettes......

A Culture of Art, Design, and Graphics at BG is liberating.....

A Culture of Art, Design, and Graphics at BG is liberating, entertaining, reflective.....

Spring Clothes are the real Peek at Spring that we need!

Glorious Spring Clothes are the real Peek at Spring that we need!

Ready in Red for a Fashionable RainStorm even amidst the SunPrints!

Ready in Red for a Fashionable Rain Storm even amidst the SunPrints!

As I look at Window Design and Sunprints, a Model on her cellphone talks about the red raincoat

As I look at Window Design and Sun Prints, ......next to me, a Model on her cellphone talks about the red raincoat that she just bought. Different strokes for different folks!

Tiffany needs attention too!  BG raises the bar and Tiffany gives us a hint of Spring, a good note on which to end this day's expedition.

Tiffany needs a little attention too! BG raises the bar for windows everywhere. And Tiffany doesn't disappoint, giving us a hint of Spring, and a hope for more! Ending this day's expedition.

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Lady Shakespeare's Paper Couture

Walking in New York affords many sitings of extraordinary Window Displays—joys to behold.  Here’s a Lady of perhaps Shakespearian origins, costumed in pages of handwritten papers, making a point for The Drama Bookstore located on West 40th St. opposite (and reflecting) The New York Times Building and the Muji Store of Japanese contemporary design. Her curls and ruffles leap off the pages …… A Dramatic Fashion Tableau and Statement….. Foreshadowing my next visit to Bergdorf Goodman’s, hallowed ground for New York’s window watchers….

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