New York Pickup Stories

I’m from a small town in Wisconsin, and the men in the Midwest are not very assertive when it comes to making the move on a woman. In fact, the only way you can know if a Midwestern man is interested in you is if he’s not talking to you. So since I moved to […]

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Fairysteps Leather Shoes

http://fairysteps.blogspot.com Since I’ve started wearing “minimalist footwear” I’ve been on the hunt for cute shoes with thin soles…and I happened upon the lovely Fairysteps company! Fairysteps are made lovingly by a woman in the UK, she sources gorgeous vibrant leather, and makes the soles from Vibram (the best kind of rubber!) Some are round toe-d, […]

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Soft Star Run Amoc Shoes: Elven Running Shoes!

So, I’ve been doing a lot of research on “barefoot running.” I recently ordered a pair of Soft Star RunAmoc Running Shoes. And I use “running shoes” loosely. They are literally a soft leather moccasin with a 2mm Vibram rubber sole. Pix of the shoes and a little video follow. THEY ARE SO COMFY!

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Divine Tribe Leather Bags

Found these bags at a cute little boutique in Astoria, called KrisTees. What drew me to this bag was the horn. It doubles as a bag fastener, AND a self-defense weapon against muggers! This bag is made by a local design group called Divine Tribe.  It looks like they do have a few styles that […]

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The jacket that whimpered

Once upon a time there was a coat that lived in a vintage store in Midtown I ducked into one rainy afternoon. I enjoy perusing the racks of quirky stuff in vintage shops so I blithely wandered, waiting for something to jump out at me. Soon I saw a long, elegant leather sleeve sticking out […]

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