I am charmed to see that Moschino has come back from the routine and dreadful with more designs that are more, well, Moschino-like. Moschino is famous for the whimsical and tongue and cheek designs that make it distinct to a trained eye (I learned it from Miss Fine from the The Nanny!) Anyway, I fondly remember the magnificent boutique on Madison Ave in NYC. It was 3 floors of Moschino fantasy that involved oversized doors, twisting stairwells and colorful murals reminiscent of an upscale dollhouse. It closed over 15 years ago and I still remember the tears I shed after I trekked from Providence, RI on a hot, humid day on the Greyhound bus (I traveled in style, I know) to shop, learning they had up and disappeared. Pouf. And just like that- I went next door to Fauchon ( also closed now) and downed a pound of macaroons to silence my sorrows and whimpering. I was 18. Lucky for us, Moschino recently opened in the Meat Packing District of NYC- yay! But it’s decor is not what it was before- it’s much more conservative now.
* my eyes are welling up right now… Why? Because I missed the sale of the century when they closed. Damn you , Moschino!