I’m Not Playing With You

FUGAZI – ‘Blueprint’


(Fall 1987 – present)

Ian MacKaye – vocals, guitar
Guy Picciotto – vocals, guitar
Joe Lally – bass
Brendan Canty – drums

To all of those who have so graciously tuned in to the Gulkin Gazette this fine day, I’ve reserved for you a particularly significant, and superbly fitting spiffy Little Dittie!

This song says it all.. And what ‘it all’ is.. is soon to follow 🙂

-Alexandra E. Gulkin

Yep, that’s right, name in full. 

(It’s a Special Occassion)


This September, Raymond Lee Jewelers will be exhibiting at the world famous ‘September Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair‘ from September 21-25, 2011. If you’re in the Asian area, come see our premium selection of antique jewellery and watches! You will find us at: HKCEC Hall 3FG +3G117+3G119 More on the world famous, record breaking jewellery and gem fair here! Before the September Fair, though, it’s NEW YORK TIME! Remember to visit the Raymond Lee Jewelers exhibitor area during the New York Antique Jewelry & Watch Show from July 22-25 in NY, New York. The 2011 New York antique jewelry & watch show will be held at the Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 W. 18th St., New York, NY 10011.

Antique Jewelry & Watch Trade Show Rapid Reporting

Lee Josephson, Vice President of Raymond Lee Jewelers, said he was surprised that some items were going for far over estimated retail prices, such as a Panerai watch that went for almost $12,000 over retail. But he snagged a Piaget watch for $17,000 that he said had a retail price of nearly $45,000. –Paul Brinkmann

Rapid Reporting of Scott Rothstein Ponzi Scheme Auction!

3 Fashion Trends of the Vintage Variety Coming Soon!

The following is taken from the fashion forward publication, fashionising.com. The article outlines 3 Fashion Trends that will be appearing in 2012, written by Tania Braukamper:

Fashion Trends of 2012, To Invest in NOW…


The emphasis here is on opulence. Keep an eye out for:

  • Exotic silks
  • Vintage kimonos
  • Oriental-inspired floral prints

1920s / Flapper

On the horizon courtesy of the upcoming The Great Gatsby film. Avoid anything too costumey. Beading and drop-waist frocks are all good, but for something even more unique and likely to be on-trend look for the more subtle 1920s fashion and 1930s inspirations:

Mod / 60s

Away from the 50s and early 60s prom style, look for things like:

  • Short hems, especially shift or sheath dresses, a-line and babydoll styles
  • Peter pan collars
  • Fur chubbys
  • Lace dresses, and
  • Pretty much anything that you might imagine on Jane Birkin or Jean Shrimpton

Naturally there’s one more key thing to remember: only make the purchase when the quality & fit are right. A vintage find is only as good as it is wearable, and any piece – on-trend or not – should still be worthy of your carefully curated wardrobe.