Wednesday, October 18, 2017

-WEDNESDAY WINDOWS-

 David Fielden dresses in the windows of Kleinfeld Bridal

The steady stream of Star Wars sounds followed by a persistent whir and an occasional jagged rocking likens the MRI experience to riding a mild roller coaster. The 40-minute ordeal presents a digital-device-free dreamscape, devoid of distractions and mindless mental stimulants. It becomes apparent how idleness and forced internal reflection can present an unpleasant experience, for some. Retreating to a safe space, personally, the excuse to exit reality--if even for the lesser part of an hour--is rather relaxing. Happy Wednesday; enjoy the remnants of Bridal Fashion Week in the windows of Kleinfeld, NYC...

Monday, October 9, 2017

BRIDAL FASHION : LIMOR BEN YOSEF

Leading Israeli bridal couture designer Limor Ben Yosef presents her newest collection at PureSpace Sunday

Strains of a fairytale romance materialize amid melodic sounds of a solo harp at PureSpace Sunday. Lovely ladies in light, airy dresses cascade across the sunlit space as designer Limor Ben Yosef and her team greet guests, offering strawberry cake and champagne. Hand-sewn sophistication adorns ornate, sparkle-infused looks with plunging necklines, open backs and illusion lace. Ben Yosef’s 2017 collection floats from the ceiling in elongated elegance, providing a sensual backdrop for the 2018 showcase. Keep reading to see stunning photos from the presentation...

Saturday, October 7, 2017

#CREATEGOOD : A POP UP EXPERIENCE OF ALL THINGS GOOD

#CreateGood Simply with Erin Loechner at Brit + Co's #CreateGood popup at 427 Broadway

Popping up at American Apparel's former Soho outpost, all things Good aggregate at Brit + Co's temporary teaser. Over the course of 5 days, the lifestyle website brings some San Francisco sunshine to NYC with fun and festivities emphasizing the Good that women can incorporate in their lives--from good food to good style to good work and everything in between. Continuing the trend of militant millennial marketing, Brit + Co's colorful, hands-on, instal-worthy microcosm re-introduces brands to a newly interested audience. #CreateGood is free and open to the public from 11AM to 4PM daily; ticketed events, talks and workshops are scheduled each evening. Keep reading for a look inside...

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

-WEDNESDAY WINDOWS-

 Love, Loss and Longing by BD White at Castle Fitzjohns // Never Be Alone....

Astronauts float alone in isolation, far removed from the good, bad and indifferent that arrive at life's doorstep. Preoccupied with priorities, I've neglected a couple rounds of weekly window postings. This week, I'm opening a window to my world and highlighting an artist who uses experience to become an expert storyteller. Keep reading to see snaps from Love Loss and Longing by BD White--one of the best showings of modern art I've seen in 2017... 

Friday, September 22, 2017

THE REAL BUY @MILK GALLERY

 Milk Gallery and Trouble Andrew present The Real Buy @ 450 West 15th St.

Life is Gucci--slang for "Life is Good" rolls off the tongue of Trevor Andrew and onto tees and tiles that line the streets of NYC and beyond. Better known as "Trouble Andrew," the creator of GucciGhost (also a musician and former Olympic snowboarder) has "re-interpreted" the Gucci appeal with a sleek slogan and street-art spin on the classic double G's. Since being discovered by the brand in 2015, Trouble Andrew has been tapped to collaborate and proliferate his artwork, which has transformed from street art into swanky streetwear. Starting fashion week and spanning most of September, Milk Gallery hosts the Bed-Stuy based artist, as he brings his Brooklyn studio space to Manhattan. Keep reading to have a look inside... 

Monday, September 18, 2017

29 ROOMS: TURN IT INTO ART

Refinery29 presents #29Rooms // Room #6: The Beauty Carousel sponsored by Ulta Beauty

Delayed post--Better late than never!
Last week I join 20,000 others in a dark Brooklyn warehouse-- straddling a unicorn, bouncing into a blue foam block pit, shredding away insecurities and meditating in a makeshift womb. Invited to experience Refinery 29's 29 Rooms, I graciously indulge in an instagrammer's paradise. This year's theme, Turn it into art is partly inspired by the Carrie Fisher quote "Take your broken heart, make it into art" and looks to art to ignite conversation, cull concepts and be a catalyst for action. Keep reading for a look inside...

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

#NYFW 2017 : SHERRI HILL S/S 2018

Sherri Hill S/S 2018 at Gotham Hall NYC

Sequins and sparkles are in strong supply as Sherri Hill's princess-esque ballgowns cascade the catwalk at Gotham Hall Tuesday. Known as a purveyor of prom and pageant attire, Sherri Hill's strategically stacked sidelines complement the famous faces gracing her runway. Miss USA K├íra McCullough, Miss Globe 2016 Corinne Foxx (a.k.a Jamie Foxx's daughter), Miss Universe Iris Mittenaere and child actress Alvia Alyn Lind exude confidence in the gowns they represent on the runway. Proud parents Jamie Foxx and Keenan Ivory Wayans support their daughters from the front row. Other notable names in the audience (many wearing Sherri Hill dresses) include supermodel Nikki Taylor, singer Jordan Jones, Fuller House actress Landry Bender and Kevin Can Wait actress Mary Charles Jones. Keep reading to see more looks from the collection...  

Sunday, September 10, 2017

#NYFW 2017 : NAMILIA S/S 2018 (*WARNING: NUDITY*)

"The Indiscreet Jewels" Namilia Spring/Summer 2018 at Skylight Clarkson Square

Provocative pieces in predilect portions strut down Namilia's catwalk Saturday evening. In a jaw dropping presentation of fashion-forward feminism inspired by Denis Diderot's The Indiscreet Jewels, Nan Li and Emilia Pfhol's 5th collection leaves little room for imagination. Tassels and tentacles--sometimes both--join fins and floral in an erotic jigsaw of satin and skin. Pearl encrusted asymmetry partially obscures the physical perfection outlined by thongs and bodysuits. Keep reading to see more from this collection (**WARNING: Contains Nudity**)... 

#NYFW 2017: PAMELLA ROLAND @ PIER 59 STUDIOS

Pamella Roland Spring/Summer 2018

#NYFWSS2018 starts softly with haphazard drizzle, overcast skies and a loose lethargy. Slinking towards Pier 59 Studios Thursday evening--pizza in tow--the somber streets strengthen a craving for sartorial splendor. Whetting my appetite for Fashion Week, Pamella Roland pushes the tempo with formalwear inspired by a recent family trip to the Grand Prix of Monaco. Amid bold brights and sheer lights, feathers and crystal cascade down a star studded catwalk with attendees the likes of Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman, actress + Miss USA 2012 Olivia Culpo, Victoria's Secret model Nadine Leopold and famed photographer Nigel Barker. Keep reading to view the looks...

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

-WEDNESDAY WINDOWS-

Lord & Taylor 424 Fifth Ave.

Much is quiet, as New York Fashion Week ushers in with a whisper. Grey skies and intermittent drizzle set the tone for a muted, more casual start to the Spring/Summer 2018 shows. Here's to hoping the tempo picks up... In the mean time, have a look at this week's windows at Lord and Taylor, where accessories take center stage...