Hello! How are you? Welcome to the wonderful world of Zilch I! Let’s start from the very beginning and proceed step by step—up to and through the opening of my new mod boutique in Greenwich Village in New York City!
Would you believe that a week ahead of the opening date, I zipped into my new store and straightened everything out? Well, I did! I made sure that all the achkans were neatly arranged and placed in order according to size— And one day I even started to decorate the window—Oh, no—don’t shoot from that side! That’s more like it! While I was decorating the window, two kids walked by—but I guess they didn’t believe their eyes. They just blinked twice and kept on walking. It’s time for the grand opening and am I nervous! Do I look it? (I kept changing my shirt all day, in case you’re wondering.) Guess I shouldn’t have been nervous. All my buddies showed up for the opening. Here’s Peter, David Pearl, Rachel (a friend of Peter’s), and my buddy Sally Field. And of course, my New York pal—Jeff Neal came too. We both put on our “famous” shirts, which will be sold at the store along with all of the other goodies. 16’s Gloria Stavers was there, natch. Hey, Gloria, how do you like this one? She likes it—so, by golly, I’ll wear it! As a matter of fact, you can own it, too! Just turn the page!
ALL PHOTOS BY G. STAVERS, S. de NAUT & J. NEAL—WORLD COPYRIGHT 16 MAGAZINE