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When Everyone's Winning...

Hi Joonbuggers -

Sorry not to have been as attentive as I would have wanted lately, I've been trying to get over to Joonbug Central for the past couple of weeks, but every time I get a minute...well, you know the rest.

That said, busy is good, and long may that continue - lots to talk about, especially a very special Oscar Party.

Some people love the winter months for dressing up in layers and taking long walks swathed in cashmere and leather. I, on the other hand, prefer Spring / Summer, where I can wear as little as possible and get some much needed sun to the body. Its not the layers that get to me - layers can be fun, contrasting and WARM - it's the other bit, the undressing, the putting on and off, the walking around as if in a straight jacket, that's not really for me. Some may argue the straight jacket may still apply now and again, but anyway, this season I have given it my best shot. I'm layering up. Yep, going for it. Three scarfs instead of one, hoodies under jackets, hoodies and jackets underneath overcoats. Oh, and a hat. I draw the line at gloves, because that is an on-again-off-again maneuver in itself, unless you wear fingerless, but then, if you do, why bother with anything past your wrist? Why am I even mentioning this? - because it's Fashion Week once again in NYC and we will all be looking at the layers for Autumn/Winter 2012.

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Gary Spencer: Putting A Spin on Halloween

Hi Gang,

You probably haven't noticed that I've been away for a couple of weeks, but I'm back and here to remind you that YES it has been THAT long!

Lots to catch up on, and I will be catching up, but I can't do that without telling you all about this past Halloween weekend.

Before I do that and before I forget, this week you are going to get two articles from me, today and one on Friday, which will be a very special feature of British singer/songwriter David McAlmont who hits New York this weekend to play some amazing live shows.