Odile, Odette


  By Bernadette

This year will be my first year to spend Christmas not in cold, snowy New York. As someone who gets excited about Fall/Winter layering possibilities (today's layering count: 4), warm coats and the thought of drinking hot toddies after a shivery day of walking around the decorated city; it will be drastically different to be away from my dear family and instead be in warm Texas on a ranch. I am trying to cram in all the New York-y things to do before leaving for the Holidays.

One of the things on my checklist was to have a cozy late night movie date and see Black Swan. Amazing movie, perfect everything. Especially the costumes designed by Rodarte:



These are so beautiful, both on paper and executed into the actual garments in the film. I hope the Rodarte sisters design more costumes for more movies in the future.

Today I felt a bit of that character duality myself, I did a special photoshoot for a fave magazine where I got to dress up in an extravagent role that is only a small extension of me inside. Was so exciting to be a part of the shoot and I can't wait to share the issue in the new year!

So many great things happening, I hope you are having a lovely ways into the end of the year, too. On this note, I will leave with the rest of my annual NYC Holiday to do list:


Check1 Get fancy dressed up in a long dress, red lipstick and all, to see
The Nutcracker


Check2 Our pre-Christmas tradition: go uptown and grab burgers at Burger Joint, see the tree and all of the elaborate holiday window displays

Check3 Speaking of uptown stores, the always dangerous Barneys/Bergdorf Shoe Sale (do not even venture onto these floors if you have not yet bought gifts for others and if so absolutley do not lay eyes on the Celine sunglasses, it took everything in me not to pounce on these)

Check4 Drink an Old Fashioned, get cookies (this year from new Momofuko Milk Bar that opened in Brooklyn), pick out a tree, decorate and make hand drawn cards

Check5 Be with the one I  love


Warm wishes,







{1. from my Sketchbook, looking at feathered Ann Demuelemeester head piece 2 + 3. Fashion Illustrations by Rodarte}

Style, CinemaBernadette Marie