Thoughts for Peggy

Thoughts for Peggy

1) Peggy Noland emailed me to say that she was a fan of the blog.  Eh?  In between designing costumes for C.S.S's Lovefoxx, Tilly and the Wall and Ssion and manning her shop in Kansas City, she looks at my blog?!?!  I'm always a little freaked out by people actually working in fashion reading the blog.  It's like they might suss me out and discover that I'm in fact a huge fashion fraud and know jack shit about what I'm talking about.  Peggy's email however felt like she wanted to give me a big bear hug over the internet.

2) After seeing Zana of Garbage Dress's snap of Peggy I feel, she should definitely hook up with Yayoi Kusama and make inflatable, polka dotted clothing.  Preferably made out of that lush-smelling plastic that swimming toys are made out of (I inhale that kind of plastic crap and get mighty high kicks out of it…). 



3) Peggy may well be the most out there designer in Kansas City.  I gather the walls of her store are covered entirely plush toys. I'm still hoping though there might be some crazy ruby slipper lady out there who makes nothing BUT ruby slippers in all different styles and materials. 

4) I'm wondering if I could somehow make her oversized reversible nappies (diapers to US-ers) work on my non-baby self?

5) Peggy actually prompted me to start planning an emergency trip to Berlin because shamefully, it's one of those places I've never been to and annoyingly, EVERY person I tell that to has the exact same reaction "It's such a YOU city!  You HAVE to go!".  Seeing as this city is apparently is right up my street, why HAVEN'T I been?  Me thinks it's down to not booking Ryanair at the right times.  It will happen because…


6) …I simply have to visit Peggy's store that she has opened up in Berlin (Mainzer Str. 15, 10247 Berlin – Friedrichshain) in a teensy tiny space that she has made the most of.  It would be an experience just sitting inside the store let alone trying on any of the clothes.  Sadly, this fleeting polka dot nook is only open until the end of August hence why I went on a Berlin-flight frenzy.  I'm calling upon the airmiles of relatives to help me out here…





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  1. KD

    2009-08-14 at 5:34 PM

    Well, I certainly hope you get to go! It sounds like a lot of fun. 🙂

  2. Janette Crawford

    2009-08-14 at 5:39 PM

    Yes, go… you won’t forget a shop of Peggy Noland’s! I live down the street from her Kansas City storefront, and truly, a little buzz goes around town every time she changes her decor. (About every six months or so.) Everyone wants to see what she’s come up with this time!
    Inspired by you, I just blogged a pic I took of her current storefront…

  3. Tili

    2009-08-14 at 5:39 PM

    wow, these clothes are gorgeously out there!
    In love.

  4. Winnie

    2009-08-14 at 5:45 PM

    Yeah you’re right, very Yayoi Kusama…did you see the walking in my mind exhib then? The giant inflatable polkadot things were so fun!

  5. FashAddict

    2009-08-14 at 5:56 PM

    OOooh yes, was going to mention Walking In My Mind! I can imagine the two of them bouncing off the polka dotted walls together!

  6. Isabel

    2009-08-14 at 6:37 PM

    I would go to Kansas City just to visit her crazy store!

  7. diane

    2009-08-14 at 8:07 PM

    Oh thank you Susie, I forgot that people like Peggy existed. (I’ve been out of the loop for a long while now)
    Your commentary and photos are beyond fabulous, and give one hope that true creativity does indeed exist. xo

  8. Ali (hello birdy)

    2009-08-14 at 8:54 PM

    Loving the polka dots! Berlin certainly is a great city, look forward to your pics!

  9. All Women Stalker

    2009-08-14 at 8:56 PM

    She might be a genius. Those spell FUN.

  10. zana

    2009-08-15 at 1:30 AM

    LOVE HER. She is such a sweet-heart. You must meet Peggy…actually, EVERYONE should meet Peggy!

  11. Andrea

    2009-08-15 at 11:11 AM

    ha! funny.. this one is right around the corner here… i have seen the shop.. looks great! : )

  12. Love Marks The Spot

    2009-08-17 at 4:08 PM

    i heart Yayoi Kusama!!! this is a fun spinnnofff! nice share

  13. Dana

    2009-08-20 at 8:20 PM

    YAY! I love Peggy! My boyfriend used to work with her and we’ve known her for years and witnessed her become a success! She’s such a positive force and adventurous thinker, I relish ever chance I get to visit her store!
    Terrific post!

  14. eri

    2009-08-25 at 5:11 PM

    this is amazing!! if i had a birthday party, i’d want her to design my jumphouse !!! remember how fun those were??

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