Tuesday, September 29, 2009

The Story with Dick Gordon and Fluff/Eric

Here's the story for us New Yorkers who will have a time trying to catch this! Hope you enjoy it!
Listen! http://thestory.org/archive/the_story_870_Eric_Gaskins.mp3/view

my best to you all,
Fluff

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

For iPod owners "The Story" is available for download on iTunes as well.

jen said...

Wow. I'm listening now -- when you were telling how you felt going to Bon Wit Teller as a young man... I know. It's a wonderful interview. Thank you!

tom said...

listening now...great stuff! you are a great interview!! big fun!

just missed you at Kenyon!

salty59 said...

love it...you've clearly found your calling, with incredible wit and zinging honesty. count me among your fans.

kim said...

Dear Fluff,

Wow, great interview. I can totally relate. I have been a decorative Artist for 25yrs. in Carmel Ca. all my clients have been high like yours with several homes. The projects are gone and I have been working very hard to not only keep my head above water, but like you my identity has struggled.
Kim

Anonymous said...

Terrific interview! You are a fabulously talented writer! Much congratulations on your new found calling and success!

Fujiyamamama said...

I heard you on the story today, and had to look up your blog. I love it!
Bonwit Teller...I loved that store.

texastrailerparktrash said...

Loved the interview! Your story about the folks at Harry Winston's acting like you walked in with a rocket launcher was hilarious (although it must have been very irksome for you at the time.) You are absolutely adorable and I wish you the best of everything from here on out.

JG said...

Very beautiful interview. I am not familiar with the blog or the NY fashion industry in general but it gave me the desire to read you from time to time.

You're recollection of the Helen Hunt story and your first day at the Givenchy studio was extremely honest and interesting.

Good luck in your new endeavor.

Anonymous said...

I am glad I tuned in. Great interview. Love the wit.

colette said...

Hi! I just discovered you TODAY listening to The Story this am in Chicago.

I used to live in New York, went to Parsons, design various product which keeps me flexible, & teaching fashion design out here and wondering why...when there's little industry in this town. (And yet over four fashion design programs here within a two mile radius filled to the rim with desperate wannabes!)

Anyway, LOVED your interview and am now a follower! Thanks.

Ari said...

Heard the interview - fantastic!

Anonymous said...

luv u eric!

it's 1:15 ET (I'm in DC...booohoo. missing nyc, but anyway)

listening to 'The Story'--ALWAYS ADDICTIVE AND WAY PAST MY BEDTIME.

glad i stayed up :-)

k.

Richard Bacchus said...

Fantastic entertainment today, on my way to get my lawn mower out of the shop. I'd love to hear more about Givenchy.

Mei Lin said...

Eric, how wonderful to hear your voice after so many years! I'm so glad that you've found another calling. You're sure to have great success in your new venture. You're a natural!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful interview. Your first day at Givenchy - breathtaking. And so touching how much it meant to you.
The clothes on your design site are so beautiful, so perfect. The shapes and details. This is what I am always looking for in fashion.
Please just know you did it so very beautifully.
My friends and I love the blog. You clearly will succeed at whatever you do.

mann of the cloth said...

Wow, Eric - great interview with a no-holds barred attitude. Wish I could dish it out once in a while as on the fabric-sellers side, there are quite some stories to make you laugh, sweat, cry or wanting to jump out of the window...

Anonymous said...

That was a wonderful interview. You have a kind and yet sophisticated-sounding personality. Loved all of your stories, but I am now desperate to see that dress that Helen Hunt was supposed to wear. I'm searching around to see if you posted it somewhere. If you haven't, now you should. The dress that Helen Hunt was supposed to wear. Your designs are just gorgeous. Congratulations on your continuing success, and I hope that you'll have continuing and surprising success through the recession.

Simone said...

that was such a teaser LOL..but ty for sharing a bit of it!!

Anonymous said...

I hate Helen Hunt, I hate Helen Hunt, I hate Helen Hunt, I hate hate hate Helen Hunt. what she did is totally c$*%ty!!! and she asked for it still. did she pay for it? I am on your side. I love love small designers with real talent that work really hard.

Nathan Hartswick said...

Hey Fluff,

I meant to catch up with you after the panel the other day to say how nice it was to meet you. Among other things, I was intending to ask you about this interview - I'm a huge fan of The Story and iI think it's great that you got a chance to do it.

My girlfriend and I listened to the whole thing last night - it came out really well! Really shows what an interesting life you've lived so far, and it was fun to listen after just having met you in person.

Keep up the great work, evolution, etc. and keep in touch!

Cheers,
Nathan Hartswick
(Asgood & Better)

R.G. said...

This is definitely the story to be told..you are truly gifted and inspiring. I worked in the cabine of Yves St. Laurent, I'd love to share with you Paris in the eighty's, the days of Nina Simone and James Baldwin!You are so refreshing..and your artistry is superb!!!

Anonymous said...

I work at a college radio station as a network tech. and as I was getting the segment ready to air, I was listening to your interview with Mr. Gordon. I thought it was funny and just generally fun.
(I realize its a little out of date, but its still awesome.)