Tuesday, July 24, 2012


It's Lil' Jer Jer's birthday today.  For those who have not had the pleasure to experience Le Jer Jer in person, he is the ultimate fashion diva.  His hats are always vintage Galanos.  His furs are always Barguzin sable.  And I have never seen Jarred not attached to one of his Hermes bags.  He is just a typical Decades employee.  But not just any employee:  Jarred is on his third decade at Decades.  He began in 1997 and hasn't left since, except when we had a huge fight around 10 years ago but he came grovelling back.  Or did I beg him to come back?  I can't remember.  Anyway, Jarred is the GLUE of Decades.  He can sew a hem of a Dior while changing a light bulb.  He can sweep leaves off our roof in the middle of heavy winter rain while boxing up a crocodile Birkin to a Saudi princess.  He knows where the transformers are for the store and can transform the store with his magical merchandising.  For those who do know Jarred, he would never wear what we styled him today.  It must have been the high from his birthday cake that made him vulnerable to this fashion shoot.  Truth is, the Dior sable cape is actually mine (it belonged to Lyn Revson and I just had to keep it and don't know how or when I will ever wear it.  The HAC is actually from my personal collection, too.  But I am willing to sell it since I have too many.  The hat IS Galanos and is for sale.  Jarred shaves his head so I thought he needed a hat today.  Anyway, we all love Jarred in his curmudgeon, anti-Capitalist, conspiracy theory splendor.  Jarred loves fashion and fashion history and if he ever gives you a compliment on something you are considering to purchase, it is as if the Pope himself has blessed you.  Long Live Jarred Cairns.  The glue of Decades.  The Lil' Care Bare of Decades.  Le Jer Jer, middle aged ballet star.  Jarred we all wish you a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY.  You were a twink when you started here...sometimes things just don't change.  However, Jarred is about to become a huge reality TV show icon because he is the ultimate outsider artist and future Bravo-celebrity as his appearance on our new show will solidify his legend.  Note to self: Buy his art NOW...will be worth a fortune once the show starts airing on Bravo.
Jarred is the original sweet spirit.  The original lollipop and butterfly.  You can trust him with your life, but I can't guarantee his undies will be clean!

Galanos hat in spiral pattern in gray wool, c.1980's. Size small. SOLD
Dior sable fur cape, c.1960's. One size fits all. SOLD
Hermes 45cm, rouge haut-au-courrois, 1982. Measures 45cmX42cmX24cm SOLD

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