Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Little Girl, Brooklyn Museum

Obviously, fashion sense is inherited. This is Ruthie's daughter, and unfortunately, I can't remember her name. It's something along the lines of Chanie, or Chaya. Whichever quintessentially Lubavitch name it is (of course, it will probably turn out not to be a quintessentially Lubavitch name in any way, cuz that's just the way we roll), this girl is adorable. She has a future here on Hip in the Heights. She has a place in my heart. I mean, polka dots? Polkadotted bow? Handkerchief hem? Perfect pose? This girl is going to be the poster child of Hip in the Heights. (Is it pretentious to keep referring to this blog in third person?).

Cute little brown ballet flats. Lovely!

94 comments:

The Real Shliach said...

Finally I can comment on the fashion/people! Yes, she is very cute. All right, maybe not as cute as my nieces... Still, even I, who know nothing of children's fashion, can see it.

LE7 said...

My favorite detail is the bagginess of her tights around the ankles.

A classic child fashion move!

LE7 said...

Oh dear me. I just realized in fact they're white frummy girl socks!

Actually my absolute favorite. Much cuter than tights... (on anyone under ten that is...)

Cheerio said...

trs - "finally"? what stopped you before?
LE7 - didnt even think of that, but you are so, so right. that and frilly bobby socks OVER tights ;)

The Real Shliach said...

Due to societal pressure/religious belief, I never before commented on the actual clothing or people (except of course when it was that metro you had up earlier...). And don't go searching through the archives for times when I did comment, because who said I was perfect?

Cheerio said...

ok, i get whats wrong with commenting on the actual physical being, but where's the sin in commenting on the clothes? and don't tell me it's gay or girly.

The Real Shliach said...

they say that, when you're on a date, you can't compliment the girl on how she's dressed, even though she put a lot of work and effort into her appearance, because it's pas nisht for a chassidishe bochur to notice a girl's clothing, or at the very least to say anything.

Cheerio said...

typical.

The Real Shliach said...

You disagree? Just because it's typical doesn't mean it's not the right thing.

Cheerio said...

i don't think that not commenting is because you're not supposed to notice. dude, you're supposed to notice. it's why the girl dresses up, and doesn't wear her old school uniform on a date.

The Real Shliach said...

Maskim. I'll notice. And not comment.

Farbrengen said...

BS"D
There's so many games involved with the whole dating process. Logically it makes no sense.
You spend a lot of time getting dressed, doing your hair, make-up, and finding the perfect shoes and bag...
And, you don't even get a compliment for all your efforts.

Then again, in many way marriage isn't logical, so why should I assume that the process should even begin logically.

Yet, then again, he buys you drink generally, so if it doesn't work out, you get a drink and he got to look at a very pretty gir, so it's an even win/lose.

And then, when you do get married, when he finally can comment on how you look, he's seen you so often so frequently that he doesn't. And when you ask how you look, he can't understand why you're asking. You looked good last time, what's the difference this time?

Oh the "illogicalness" of it all...

Anywho, despite my distaste for polka dots, I really like her headband.
She looks like a really cute kid with a lot of personality.

Cheerio said...

it is weird. cuz giving a compliment is conducive to creating a warm and positive feeling for the person giving said compliment. and aren't you sposed to feel warm and positive about someone you're dating?
i think the appropriate thing would be a compliment on the third or fourth date. the first two, you're still deciding if you like the person (ok, the third and fourth, too). but by the third or fourth date, you have enough familiarity and possibility that a compliment - a tasteful compliment - wouldn't be out of place.

i'm so wise for someone who's never dated. maybe farbrengen could write the marriage column and i could write a dating column.

The Real Shliach said...

Not that I know anything, but as far as I know, the bochur is supposed to save these types of compliments for after the marriage. That's right, even when they're engaged they shouldn't make comments of this nature.

Cheerio said...

why not? we're not talking about anything dirty. just a simple "you look nice", "is that a new dress", or maybe even a (gasp) "i like your hair".

Farbrengen said...

BS"D
While dating, you don't necessarily want a bochur complimenting your looks... It will just make things complicated. When you start putting physical attention into the relationship, your focus may begin to change.
You want him to compliment YOU. Your thoughts, your opinions, your talents, your sensitivity, your ideals.
And you should compliment him for those same attributes, as well as his achievements, etc.

But of course, everyone should have a mashpia, and their directives are the best advice possible.

Cheerio said...

yes, you want him complimenting (in other words, appreciating) all those things - and you also want him complimenting your looks.

Cheerio said...

yes, you want him complimenting (in other words, appreciating) all those things - and you also want him complimenting your looks.

Farbrengen said...

BS"D
Why? A bochur wouldn't keep dating you if he didnt' think you looked good. Just going out again proves he thinks your good looking...

LE7 said...

Why would you want them to compliment you? Boys don't know anything about fashion.

The Real Shliach said...

I don't think it's appropriate to say anything. Sorry.

Cheerio said...

farbrengen - so? you marry the guy, you just assume he thinks you're attractive? verbal validation is very important to a woman.
LE7 - playing the innocent won't work for you here!

Cheerio said...

trs - who cares about being appropriate? that's a major copout. ask your sister's opinion.

LE7 said...

It's true. Why would anyone want a compliment from someone who doesn't know anything about fashion?

I think I am right.

I stand steadfastly behind my point. Next to it, in front of it whatever. Either way his cousin is my nephew. So it works.

The Real Shliach said...

I would think that on a date you would certainly want to be appropriate.

Cheerio said...

LE7 - huh?
trs - my bad, misunderstood context. so its one of those agree to disagree sitches.
but still, ask your sister.

The Real Shliach said...

And then what? She'll think I'm going out. No thank you. I discussed it with my mashpia once, and am happy with the answer I got.

Cheerio said...

you don't want to know what she thinks? and why would she think you're going out? can't you just tell her it came up on the blog? or doesn't she know...

LE7 said...

I was trying to get into a ridiculous argument using extended metaphors, but no one bit.

The Real Shliach said...

It's complicated

Cheerio said...

ooh, now i'm intrigued. (i was going to make a facebook reference, then i remembered you're too holy for that).

The Real Shliach said...

Yeah. Yeah. Yeah.

LE7 said...

AH good point. (For the holy people out there, a person on facebook along with setting their status to "single", "engaged" or "married," may also set it to "it's complicated.")

Cheerio said...

so are you going to elaborate further on the complications, or leave us hanging? (ok, me. dude, satisfaction brought it back!)

The Real Shliach said...

Ahh.

The Real Shliach said...

As I say, it's complicated. Life is complicated. That's all I'm saying in public forums like this one.

LE7 said...

Wow, this is scandalous. For you to not say anything? Pretty scandalous it must me. Three short fries coming right up with honey mustard sauce.

Cheerio said...

LE7 - yet another oddly humorous, yet completely mystifying, reference.
TRS - dang! dont bring it up if you ain't gonna end it! just lie!

LE7 said...

What made it mystifying were my typos. Oh well.

The Real Shliach said...

LE7: Sure.
Cheerio: Hmm.

Cheerio said...

nope it was the honey mustard sauce.
TRS: mmhmm.

LE7 said...

Who doesn't like honey mustard sauce?

Cheerio said...

yeah, but with fries?

LE7 said...

Yum.

Cheerio said...

it's good in salad dressing or on fish. fries need the spicy.

LE7 said...

Mix it with some chrayonnaise then.

The Real Shliach said...

Oh, food. Food is safe.

Cheerio said...

(lifts up his bar mitzvah hat, wipes sweat off his brow.)

The Real Shliach said...

I'm in CH, so it's classy hat for now.

Cheerio said...

whoa, classy hat? this is the first we're hearing of the classy hat! maybe you ARE dating...

The Real Shliach said...

I'm not. It's just a hat that looks ok.

Cheerio said...

dude, now we need pics of the "classy" hat. and how am i sposed to recognize you without your bar mitzvah hat?

The Real Shliach said...

Look up my picture on onlysimchas.

Cheerio said...

sister's wedding?

The Real Shliach said...

Yup.

Cheerio said...

ugh... way too lazy. cmon, make a post with the hat!

The Real Shliach said...

http://onlysimchas.com/v4/index.cfm/fuseaction:gallery.view/simchaid:38128/galleryid:27386/photoid:254849

LE7 said...

Nice tie.

The Real Shliach said...

I like it too. I have a thing for hot ties.

LE7 said...

I actually don't like ties. I always thought they were superfluous, but this one is shiny.

The Real Shliach said...

That's what pink is all about.

Farbrengen said...

BS"D
Cheerio and I have come to the conclusion that despite a "fancy hat" it is simply unacceptable to be seen wearing blue, not navy, but BLUE polyester slacks.
Forget fashionably clueless, it's just down-right wrong!

The Real Shliach said...

Excuse me, those are 100% cotton Lands End pants.

Bunch of Bagels and then Kingston and President?

Farbrengen said...

BS"D
Even if they're cotton... Blue? What were you thinking?!

But of course, who else could it have been?

The Real Shliach said...

What's wrong with blue pants? You know how I shop? I go into Land's End (always Land's End), take ten pairs of pants off the rack, find three that fit, and buy them. Same goes for shirts.

You can thank my terrible visual memory for my hazy recollections.

Farbrengen said...

BS"D
Blue is just so... Not okay. It's one of those thinks that can't be taught, it needs to be understood.
Your shopping style is fine, but you must focus on color. Blue is just so not acceptable. I'm really serious... :)

What made u realize 'twas us?

The Real Shliach said...

You offering your services as a fashion consultant?

I didn't. I mean, I assume it was you two.

Farbrengen said...

BS"D

No, not to a bochur. I'm just telling you the facts. Blue pants are not okay.

What made us stand out that you assumed as such?

The Real Shliach said...

Well, until my wife tells me otherwise, I'll continue to wear them. Bichlal, what do I care? It's just a pair of pants.

Only now when I think back do I realize that the two girls sitting two tables up from the door...

Farbrengen said...

BS"D
Again, what would make you think it was us?

The Real Shliach said...

Honestly, I don't know. What do you want me to say?

Farbrengen said...

BS"D
There has to be a reason why of all the girls in Crown Heights, we stood out enough for you to recall that we saw you at Bunch O's and down the street. You had no clue how either of us looks, nor any other sign that would have let you know. So I'm wondering how is it possible that we're so obviously ourselves...

The Real Shliach said...

You're the only twosome I saw twice today. Besides, there weren't a whole lot of girls out.

Farbrengen said...

BS"D
Out of curiousity, did you notice who was who? Which of us is cheerio and which of us am i?

In any case, it was a very random morning... especially the blue slacks.

The Real Shliach said...

The one facing the door was Cheerio.

I had a great morning.

Farbrengen said...

BS"D
Good job.

The Real Shliach said...

Thank you.

nameless, faceless said...

Well, Cheerio, I have to thank you: tzunius doesn't have to look horrific. You inspired this - the US economy thanks you :)

http://shesnamelessfaceless.blogspot.com/2009/01/one-for-girls.html

Farbrengen said...

BS"D
It's interesting how she matches her fashion blog isn't it?

Nameless- Nice shopping!!!

nameless, faceless said...

Farbrengen: Thanks! I was unbearably excited about that vest with all the buttons. I literally cannot wait.

(I feel shallower, but you know, I'm just pushing on past that....)

Farbrengen said...

BS"D
The skirt, is WOW. Enjoy, wear it all in good health and inspiration :)

Personally I feel that when I dress well, and do my hair right, and look basically good, I do good. I feel like I can get through any situation, even if I'm not actually qualified for the job.

Perhaps this connects to the conversation above, about looking good on a date.

When you put so much effort into how you look, it makes you feel more ready to just do what has to get done, or at least I feel that way. You don't have to worry about how you look and if you're doing the wrong thing, because you do look good, so it's out of your mind all the date through... Unless you need to reapply your lipstick, but that's a whole nother story.

The Real Shliach said...

Speaking as a guy here...put on whichever clothes your hands find in the closet and get onto something more important.

Farbrengen said...

BS"D
TRS, coming from mr.blue pants I can't take your fashion advice seriously. Sorry.

The Real Shliach said...

Since when was miss chassidish so into clothing?

Cheerio said...

salmon pink tie, big smile, tamed the beard, wearing a decent suit - you get the hip in the heights seal of approval.

Sebastion said...

"Why what a lovely personality you have there, and such nice pronunciation!"

Cheerio said...

ok, now i've caught up on all the comments.
first of all - N/F - glad to have inspired you. you got some great stuff!
re: blue pants. dude. those are bad. i'm tempted to retract the seal of approval based on those pants. and they were too long.
also being chassidish is not a contradiction with dressing well.
why'd you have such a great morning?
and farbrengen - just be careful you don't get that reapplied lipstick on your teeth, and you're good to go.
also - there has to be something that made you identify us. something in our conversation, or appearance, perhaps? i mean, we knew it was you the minute we walked in, right, farbrengen?

The Real Shliach said...

That picture is from my sister's wedding three and a half years ago.
I'll deal with the other issues later.

The Real Shliach said...

Nemo once emailed me a picture of you, cheerio. At the time I didn't recognize you, but then when I found out that I had been spotted I dredged up my memories and put six and two together. So aside from my horrendous dressing, what did you think about (most of) my immediate family?
And, re: dressing-I still fail to understand the issues involved.

Cheerio said...

aww, you were young and innocent back then... unlike now when creepy things happen,like nemo a:possessing a picture of me and b: emailing it to you.
your family seemed nice, didn't really get a chance to get to know them exactly. who was everyone?
re: dressing - if you still don't get the issues, i'm going to have to rethink that fashion boot camp idea...

The Real Shliach said...

I had two sisters, one brother in law (the other was at work), three nieces, and one father present.

When are you holding it?

Cheerio said...

i just want to know about that picture that was emailed. where did it come from? why was it sent? ANSWER ME NOW!

Leia said...

I like her dress!! Last week, I got so nice back to school outfits from Lands End... My kids love them!!

cma said...

btw her name's Musia :)