Who could resist the vivid colors, the boxy fit, the dramatic exposed zipper, and the perfectly retro look of this pretty 3/4 sleeve topper. Obviously not this lover of all things slightly 60’s, very unique and tres colorful. And that is what always happens when I shop with Elizabeth McKay. Whenever I get a craving to visit her cute townhouse shop on East 71st Street, something or some things wonderful happens. The preppy designer extraordinaire and her wonderfully talented design team continue to recreate new spirited and mod offerings, that are simply and completely irresisteable. I admit to sporting an awful lot of her elephants, and all the silk capped ruffle blouses that I can get my hands on, (which they can boast hundreds of different patterns – all very playful and very feminine. And when I saw this LONDON TOP, it was love love love at first sight (I am always jubilant over anything that hasn’t been ‘done’ yet.) This cotton satteen show-off is the perfect accoutrement to a recent mid season feverish fluster of “what to wear with the white jeans that are so hard to part with and still make the oufit fit the weather somehow” mindset. *I have no doubt in my mind that anyone that shops Tuckernuck, did not just chuckle a bit. Our die hard prep jeaniform of the day, or weekend for sure, always needs a new, seasonal, functional & vibrant pick me up. And so this heavyweight prize, in versatile, easy to wear, wrinkle free fashion did the trick. There were matching bottoms, but the alterations on those long leggers, had me in a panic (even though the style was named Katherine with the improper and oh so Starbuck’s spelling faux pas, naturally.) Nevertheless, I did go ahead and purchase the mod pair of slacks for another glam gal with very tall gams. We recently looked like an old ad in a 1970’s Sears catalogue standing next to each other (completely unrehearsed) wearing separates of the same design, separately.
The Elizabeth McKay brand ranges and includes everything from formal shirts to separates, tunics, dresses, sweaters, baubles and in addition – a casual collection and cute knitwear. Her women’s collection is centered on flawless design, quality and fit, and at a remarkable value. Word of mouth is an interesting concept. An employee who loved the London Top, came into work wearing it one day. I dare say that imitation is the greatest form of flattery. And sharing is what The Greene Door is all about, so I am always eager to pass on a secret or two. There’s more to the eye than just this pretty McKay. Wink. Wink.