April 27, 2010

Back Home, editing photos

We returned home pretty late last night from The Smithsonian Craft Show, and pretty exhausted from a very busy show, where we were showing our shearling coats. I am feeling very good about the experience, the sales were good, the atmosphere wonderful, we ate at a very nice restaurant on saturday night, and another trip to Washington makes us love it more each time.
One of the very fun things about doing shows there, are some of the people you get to meet. In November, Madeline Albright gave a talk at the show, and I went to her book signing. I have always admired her.
On sunday, Dr. Susan Rice came down our aisle.
She is a foreign policy advisor, and our Ambassador to the United Nations.
Toshiki has always called her "my favorite girl" in this administration,
when he has heard her speak and read about her, and her style.
(And that she played point guard on a basketball team doesn't hurt!)
So I called her over and asked if she would mind me taking a picture so Toshiki would have it when he visits his family in Japan.
Look at that smile! It was fun to see that she was enjoying her day off at the Craft Show, she said she is a regular.
Thanks Susan!

(and reading wikidpedia, discovered they are both November scorpio's, Toshiki the 18th, she the 17th)

April 25, 2010

Smithsonian Craft Show

Last few hours, till 5pm today. After the show, contact us at www.veryspecialjackets.com

April 22, 2010

View from our Booth

The National Building Museum in Washington is an amazing location in
which to be a part of The Smithsonian Craft Show. From my booth I see
the most magnificent Corinthian columns.
We are here in booth 121 thru sunday.

April 19, 2010

The Smithsonian Craft Show

We will be on our way in the morning to Washington,DC,
a benefit for the Museums.
Preview April 21st
Open to the public, April 22nd-25h.
Please stop by, booth 121
(thurs + fri, 10-8, sat 10-6, sun 11-5)

New Work:
Vest in fabric and leather,

And of course, our shearlings will be there!

April 15, 2010


Our beautiful daughter, Sonia, who models for us from time to time, is a talent in her own right, as a superb hair colorist. Excelling at the Aveda Institute, (the Harvard for Hair!) and more than a year apprenticing under master colorist Sean, co-owner of tosler.davis salon in Manhattan, she is now on the staff there.

The salon is in a very intimate private space on the 10th floor of a building at 89 Fifth Ave,(bet 16th + 17th) where you can relax and enjoy the space while your hair is done.

Sonia is ambitiously trying to build her clientele, so please retweet, share on facebook, and send emails.........(see the share button below!)

You never know who may be looking for color!

April 8, 2010


New Work
April 9-11