Once again, we come to the Holiday Season,
a deeply religious time that each of us observes, in our own way,
by going to the mall of our choice.
Forget tree lighting at Rockefeller Center. My favorite NYC tradition to welcome the holidays is marveling at the glamorous windows of Bergdorf Goodman. This season, they feature a retrospective of the year’s holidays, all interpreted in “ice.” Guess which holiday for each photo that follows…
Valentine’s Day features a delectable boudoir of roses, lilies, pastries, bon-bons, jewels and a glistening, icicle-laden chandelier. If I were dressed in Giambattista Valli Couture and Oscar de la Renta gown and fur, I’d be smiling coyly like the mannequin, too.
April Fool’s is a glamorous upside-down garden party including an Oscar de la Renta gown that defies gravity.
A peek a boo masquerade in Halloween high Gothic by evening designer Naeem Khan’s custom onyx plumed gown. A Swarovski crystal-flecked spider web drapes across a haunted mansion glazed in black ice–a replica of what was once the largest home in America, the Vanderbilt mansion on 5th Ave and 58th Street.
Arbor Day would have been a sunny day in April dressed in Alexander McQueen Resort, but since it’s winter, this tree’s leaves and flowers are icy crystal.
Note this fellow at her feet who eyes her heels with serious relief, “Whew! Thank Goddess that isn’t me!”
Fourth of July is a parade of patriotism across a full-scale Colonial building facade. The drummer woman is in Rodarte and her dapper soldiers wear Thom Browne New York.
Don’t miss the small window for Groundhog Day with this little colleague and his scaled to size retro camera.
No regrets as we look back on New Year’s Eve!
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© Sharon Birke
201 697 1947
Glamour Portraits of the Goddess in Every Wife & Mother