Wednesday, August 24, 2016

-WEDNESDAY WINDOWS-

Moncler, Soho NYC

Netflix has narrowed my horizon of free time, while simultaneously allowing access to a cruel world through divergent lenses. Most recently, an unwavering cycle of catalysts and consequences has invaded my TV by way of Wentworth, Orange is the New Black and Rectify.  Prison--as fictionally exposed--becomes a caustic community with fair-weather friends and impulsive instinct. This week's windows at Moncler depicts the less expected onset of inner demons. Keep reading to see more...

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

-WEDNESDAY WINDOWS-

Alice & Olivia 

With high heat and humidity in the air, school centric style seeps into NYC's major shopping scene. At Alice & Olivia, manuscripts mar white walls with wallow words. Patterns and prints pave the way of preparation for cooler weather. Keep reading for a look at this weeks windows, while rooting for the Home Team during the Olympics...    

Thursday, August 11, 2016

-WANDERLUST WEDNESDAY-

On the bridge to VA Beach!

Here's a window into my world this Wednesday, as I break from the normal routine. The last 10 days have seen sand, sun and sweets at Virginia Beach. Straying away from the 'strip,' my honey, the minions and I discover Sandbridge Beach and Red Wing Park (home to the Stone Bridge and 19 poké stops for Pokémon Go!). We complete a taste trial of top-your-own treats at Duck Donuts, Krispy Kreme and Amazing Glazed, and tour an active Navy ship--thanks to a coworker. Skate parks and slight sunburn later, we sip our last swig of sweet tea and head back to reality. Keep reading for a look into our week in VA Beach... 

Thursday, August 4, 2016

-WEDNESDAY WINDOWS-

Bergdorf Goodman Fifth Ave. NYC

Slight delay in posting this week--the good news is that I'm in Virginia Beach, away from the office. The bad news is that we're missing Olympics Opening Day celebrations back home. It's a banner year for athleticism with 11,239 participating competitors representing 205 countries. This week's windows at Bergdorfs showcase different animals, each with unique agility, speed and instinct. What would you answer when asked, "which animal do you identify with?" Keep reading for a closer look of this week's windows...

Monday, August 1, 2016

FUR-TRIMMED FASHION: DAVID FERREIRA

Sempiternal S/S 2016 by David Ferreira [photo: courtesy David Ferreira]

Fur and feathers emerge as the closing act of the VFiles Spring/Summer 2016 Runway. Oozing yellow and opulence, the debut collection of Portugese designer David Ferreira charismatically coalesces Big-Bird + ballgowns. One of five winners of Vfiles Made Fashion week in September 2015, Ferreira is also a recipient of the prestigious Fashion Scout Merit Award and served as protégé to Iris van Herpen, Giles Deacon and Meadham Kirchhoff. With practicality under debate, Ferreira's unnervingly unique collections provide an esoteric evaluation of beauty, luxury and extravagance. Volume and delicacy--both from a macro and micro perspective--are used to execute strong and simple design through the use of luxury (fur, feathers), tulle, beads and trims. Keep reading for our quick dialogue on imagination and inspirations...

Friday, July 29, 2016

LET HER BE FREE POP UP BY ICY & SOT

Let Her Be Free Pop Up by Icy & Sot

Street art duo Icy & Sot share silent statements through stencil art and the launch of their new book at a temporary pop-up in the Lower East Side. Entitled Let Her Be Free, faces of freedom stare back from whitewashed walls, with childlike defiance. Emerging from a background of artistic limitations, the brothers' mostly monotone pieces celebrate the justice, freedom unity and equality available in America. Keep reading for more... 

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

-WEDNESDAY WINDOWS-

Prada 5th Ave.

Chinatown coffee carts and street art have become highlights of my daily commute. Crossing from East Side to West, Dain, Dee Dee and JR pave a path of stylish surprises. This week, Prada's 5th Avenue windows remind me of the modern interiors of coffeeshops and the artistic appeal of the streets. Keep reading for more, and stay tuned for a piece on Icy and Sot's popup exhibit...

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

-WEDNESDAY WINDOWS-

 Tiffany's, Fifth Ave.

Beautiful brides (and Bridezillas) become "wives" at the height of summer wedding season. This week, wireform wedding inspiration fills the windows at Tiffany's Fifth Ave., showcasing popular NYC proposal sites and related jewelry. Do you dream of the day, or remember the moment when? Keep reading to have a look at this week's windows...

Saturday, July 16, 2016

FASHION, FLATTERY AND THE FLOWERS OF MICHAEL DE FEO @ DANZIGER GALLERY

Untitled (Alicia Vikander by Patrick Demarchelier for Louis Vuitton), 2016; Painted Prints by Michael De Feo at Danziger Gallery

Known as the 'The Flower Guy,' Michael De Feo's fondness of floral and fashion icons foster feminine flattery--most recently on the walls of Danziger Gallery in NY's Lower East Side. In a sponsored showing of style, 34 print ads--embellished with painted plants--camouflage some of the world's top talent. Keep reading for a look at De Feo's marriage of street art and spirited style ...

Thursday, July 14, 2016

-WEDNESDAY WINDOWS-

Dolce & Gabbana Fifth Ave.

A bright light in a desert laden with endless sand and an occasional cacti is the picture perfect representation of an existential moment. Post passing, I've considered conceptual concoctions of "then what?" Time's article Beyond Death: The Science of the Afterlife prompts me to ponder the premise of life after life. This week's windows at Dolce & Gabbana illustrate the balance between the 'light in the desert' and the figurative lush greenness and white robes that the afterlife promises. Keep reading to see more....