Thursday, December 27, 2007

Dream in GREEN

This year BARNEYS NEW YORK went the GREEN route...Remember last year I showed you BARNEYS FAB ANDY WARHOL windows..?Well last year just around this time, Simon Doonan, Barneys window designer par excellance, started to map out this year's windows and the consensus was GO GREEN Gorgeous green gifts, fabulously fair-trade fashion, sensationally sustainable swag, orgasmic organic denim and cashmere, environmentally conscious tchotchkes of all descriptions + philanthropic gestures to warm the cockles of your heart.
Here are Simon's "12 Days of Christmas"
12 tons of tofu...11 solar panels...10 new age gurus...9 organic carob bars..bla bla bla
Naturally Al Gore is not left out - plus other green celebs...
A closer look at Al..
 Naturally everything in BARNEYS windows is bio-degradable.
3 rolls of recyled gift wrap...
2 FREE-TRADE futons...
1 NEW YORK unGREEN Sabrett Hot Dog Stand nearby...


robinita said...

Love it. Especially the hot dog stand@

Merisi said...

Green is beautiful.
I love NY!

Vienna's going orange, painting all 15.000 waste baskets around town orange. What a disaster.

Parisbreakfasts said...

It's funny that in PARIS the sanitation guys and trucks have been GREEN for the longest time, even before it was chic!
But orange?!
What's up with that?
I'm canceling my ticket right this sec!

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Good post. Going GREEN shouldn't be Chic tho it should be common sense.
Love the hotdog stand photo.
Your post that came via email to me had no writing on it or a title. Just pix this morning.

Janice C. Cartier said...

Whoa! Green has gone chic! Clever clever man. NYC puts on a show and all for the price of walking...not a bad deal at all.
( I like the hot dog cart addition too. )
All best, Jan

Parisbreakfasts said...

Ya I know..I got trigger-happy this morning and pushed the "publish" button toute a suite :)

Anonymous said...

...and green relates to Christmas - how?

Tinsley said...

^ um... red and green maybe?
And it's for putting a stop to global warming.

Great blog :) I hope you don't mind that you put you on my links. Your drawings of macaroons are FANTASTIC :)

WendyB said...

Simon knows how to do some good decor.

Anonymous said...

Funny how fashionable green can be --- especially at Barneys, home of black fashion. ... :-)

Merisi said...

Re "Orange":
Write a mail to the mayor, that this orange is nuts, really.
I am contemplating moving to greener pastures, er, waste baskets. :-(

Anonymous said...

Love the BarneysNY post on your website.
Happy New Year !!
I have a new book coming out in April called ECCENTRIC GLAMOUR (Simon and Schuster) which contains, amongst many other things, a tongue In
cheek slag-off of French women entitled FRENCH WOMEN DON'T KNOW DIDDLY
I think you will be amused.
Simon Doonan