One of the great things about living in the West Village is the inspiration you find everyday when you walk out your front door.
This was clearly apparent this Sunday when I decided to check out some of the storefront Halloween displays in the neighborhood. I even bumped into noted men's fashion blogger (and Kayne West approved
!) Richard Haines of What I Saw Today
. Richard created the lovely profile picture I use on this site from a J. Crew event earlier this Summer.
I really admire people who put a lot of time and effort into their creative work - and in this residential display it shows. The funniest thing is that this townhouse basically straddles the Ralph Lauren and Marc Jacobs stores that ordinarily have quite elaborate Halloween displays. I liked the "DIY" ethic displayed by the townhouse owners in the midst of two commercial giants.
A closeup of the residential display.
It's tough to see because of the shadows, but you can make out how the townhouse is between the Marc Jacobs store on the left and the Ralph Lauren store on the right.
Skulls. Lots and lots of skulls at Marc Jacobs.
Ralph Lauren went with the creepy mannequin with lots of blush and haute couture aesthetic. I liked it!
A look at the RL storefront. I liked how their display still fit in with the overall image of the store rather than some over-the-top Halloween decoration.
As I mentioned I bumped into Richard Haines of What I Saw Today
and had a chance to chat. Richard was perfectly dressed in a blue check shirt, repp tie and slim peacoat. Nice seeing you Richard!
Not everyone went over the top with their Halloween displays. Sometimes a simple pumpkin will do. I liked the rich contrast of colors here.
Twice as Nice.
Tom Browne / Brooks Brothers Black Fleece went for the Eyes Wide Shut
Not Halloween related, but a great police dog outside the Greenwich Village precinct.
You know - for the the kids.
Full album: West Village Halloween
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