take a spin with me

Into the wild World of Pop Culture, Fashion and ending up in “Memory-ville”.

Daniel Day (born August 8, 1944), known as Dapper Dan, is an American fashion designer and haberdasher from Harlem, New York. His influential store, Dapper Dan’s Boutique, operated from 1982–92 and is most associated with introducing high fashion to the hip hop world, with his clients over the years including Eric B. & Rakim, Salt-N-Pepa, LL Cool J, and Jay-Z. In 2017, he launched a fashion line with Gucci, with which he opened a second store and atelier, Dapper Dan’s of Harlem, in 2018.

Lent his creativity to the Gap for an arch logo hoodie, to be sold for $98.

The sweatshirt supposedly sold out immediately on its March 10th, 4 pm release.

It’s now on eBay for $898.88.

When dievca was looking on eBay for the Sweatshirt — this 1970 PlaysKool Dapper Dan Doll appeared:

Dapper Dan Playskool 1970

Which prompted a flashback to dievca’s own Dressy Bessy 1970 PlaysKool Doll:

dievca thought all of her Flashback moments were done when she completed clearing her Mom/ Dad’s house, but apparently there are still memories to be found in the depths. she has a sense of what the doll felt like, what the fabric was, how heavy it was and how irritating it was because the clothes didn’t come off. dievca would almost like to buy another Dressy Bessy on eBay to see if her memories are correct.  

Did anyone else have a Dapper Dan or Dressy Bessy doll?
Are dievca’s memories correct?

Is anyone willing to pay $889.88 for a Dapper Dan GAP sweatshirt?


A Simple Saturday Solution

Inexpensive, simple design, excellent for upcoming cooler nights and … on Sale.
Gap Jacquard Pullover Hoodie
Originally $79.95 on sale for $56.00.


Quilted jacquard knit.
Long sleeves.
Hooded neckline.
Drawcord tie at the hem.
Olive Green, True Black, Frosty Grey, and Cosmetic Pink
98% Polyester, 2% Spandex
Machine wash.


Stealing from the Boys…

With the Gloomy Weather dievca had picked up a packable anorak from the Gap.
It’s not super ladylike,
but it’s been useful and a the print is a conversation starter.

GapFit Hybrid Pullover Anorak MSRP $79.95

dievca bought a Men’s small and it goes over layers.
The anorak is on sale at gap.com for $49.95 and possibly an extra 40% off –
but there is only size XL left online.
You can check availability for other sizes at stores, on the site.

Maybe that would work for you or someone you know?
If dievca bought it for Master, it would be too matchy-matchy…right?

Click on the photo for the link.
XO