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New York Day- Owen and Charlotte – Fashion School

Saturday (15 th Dec.) was a full day for us. We went to brunch at the Berenboms, at the invitation of Emily and Jonathan,  mainly for Ethel to catch up with the impossibly fast  growing-up of  Owen (nearly three) and Charlotte, now over five months.

Owen met us at the door and almost immediately wanted us to hear his virtuosity on the violin. Here he is at the pizzicato passage:

As I mentioned in my memoirs, pizzicato was my favourite technigue also . . . .. .

As I mentioned in my memoirs, pizzicato was my favourite technique also . . . .. .

Charlotte can touch her toes easily. And enjoys the feat (?)

Charlotte can touch her toes easily. And enjoys the feat (?)

Doting mum, Emily

Doting mum, Emily

Congratulations. Owen sucessfully negotiated the toilet by himself for the second time.

Congratulations. Owen sucessfully negotiated the toilet by himself for the second time.

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Emily was delighted and delightful

In the evening we took the long bus ride to The High School of Fashion on West 24th Street where the Peoples’ Symphony Concerts are being held while the  Washington Irving building is being renovated. The long ride has its compensations because the concert hall is home to a number of very interesting fashion statements. Here are some of them:

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Ethel models in this satement

Ethel models in this satement

Don’t forget to click n the pictures for the greatest detail . See widget on the left for the concert details

 

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2 Responses

  1. Ben,

    The pictures and commentary are outstanding. We loved reading this!

    Emily and Jonathan

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