Check out Alexander Wang’s lush Fall 2013 RTW collection. It’s like he knew Blizzard Nemo would be hitting NYC come Fashion Week.
His choice of music, Eye of the Tiger, revealed his inspiration – that of protection and fighting back, hence the gauntlet-style boxing gloves/mittens, skull caps and snoods. We adore the moody monochome palette, lush furry textures and clean oversized silhouettes. High on our want-list are the grey sweat shirts featuring leather and fur with waist-whittling wrap detail. The box pleated leather skirts and streamlined fur shrugs rock. Love the tapered black heels, but not so keen on the furry mules which look to be distant cousins of Celine’s questionable fur pumps from last season. The clean line accordian bags well make up for it though. Bottom line, if you have to face a blizzard New Yorkers, this is how to do it.
For our dear friends on the east coast including Bobby B, Amelia W, Miss DC, Alice H and our friends at The Greenwich and The Standard, this delectable drop is just for you. Belgian Hot Chocolate via the fabulous David Lebovitz. Don’t forget that dash of Cognac for extra comfort. Stay safe. x
‘In Paris, most places use low-fat milk for their ‘chocolat chaud’ (Parisian Hot Chocolate), so you could likely use it here.
I use whole milk. Or for more adult tastes, one could replace some of the liquid with strong coffee or add a hit of liqueur at the end, such as cognac or Chartreuse.’
- 1 quart (1l) half-and-half or whole milk
- 8 ounces (230g) bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
- 4 ounces (115g) milk chocolate, finely chopped
- tiny pinch of salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1. Warm about one-third of the half-and-half or milk, with the chopped chocolates and salt, stirring until the chocolate is melted.
2. Whisk in the remaining half-and-half or milk, heating until the mixture is warmed through. Add the cinnamon.
3. Use a hand-held blender, or a whisk, and mix the hot chocolate until it’s completely smooth. Serve very warm.
At Wittamer, it’s served with a poof of whipped cream and chocolate curls.
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