Dreaming of... Ice

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Today's inspiration comes courtesy of an article in New York magazine, which highlighted public ice skating rinks in town, with the most famous among them, the Wollman Rink at Central Park and the super congested and small, albeit dreamy rink at Rockefeller Plaza.

I have many fond memories of time spent at an ice rink as a young girl, even spending a few years training with a private coach and placing third in a local competition. I still remember the outfit I wore that day-- a simple white chiffon dress with sheer blouson sleeves and hot pink sequin flower applique which my mother hand-sewed onto the bodice. Ah- the anti-fashion of figure skating style!

Sadly, I never made it to big leagues with my skating career, but every once in a while, I think about what might have been, and recall the strong smells of my childhood at the rink-- the hot chocolate and melting ice locker room smells (a uniquely wintry mix indeed).

This winter, I am going to try the pond at Bryant Park, where admission is free if you bring your own skates, and cold weather be damned, wear something appropriately glittery and borderline tacky.

Whether you are able to execute a triple salchow or find the prospect of gliding across the ice daunting, fashion offers the ice queen look for a look that's hot both on and off the ice (I'm feeling particularly pun-ny this week-- forgive!). Above, the famous nylon skater dress from American Apparel. And below, a wool/acrylic blend Louise Goldin skater dress from Topshop with a playful geometric pattern print skirt - on sale now!

What's your idea of a winter dream outfit?


birdpaula said...
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birdpaula said...

i just discovered your wonderful blog.. you might like the song i wrote..

"dream sequins"


all the best,

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