Thursday, May 28, 2015

FERN MALLIS #INHEROWNWORDS @ STORY

Rachel Shechtman and Fern Mallis #INHEROWNWORDS at STORY

"Be Nice," is the rule of thumb Fern Mallis imparts on a sizable audience at STORY Wednesday evening. On the heels of launching her new publication, Fashion Lives, Mallis steps off a plane from India and sits down with STORY founder Rachel Shechtman to share her experiences and achievements in fashion. From cold calls soliciting funds for her first NY Fashion Week to running her own PR company to being fired for the first time (during the holidays!), Fern Mallis gets personal. Keep reading for more on the event...

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

-WEDNESDAY WINDOWS- #SAKSGLAMGARDENS PART 1

#SaksGlamGardens in the windows of Saks Fifth Ave., NYC

On a mission to pick up a mini-pie from Magnolia Bakery this past Memorial Day, I did a double-take, distracted by the magnitude of flora in the widows of Saks Fifth Avenue. Were they fake? Were they real? Dozens--hundreds of dozens--of roses, orchids, daffodils, grass and topiaries mingle with cutting edge cosmetics in a timely tribute to Mother Nature. Fine Fragrances, beauty products and a consortium of cremes debut in a captivating springtime showcase. Keep reading for a look into #SaksGlamGardens...

Sunday, May 24, 2015

RE-INVENTING SHOES NY @ UNITED NUDE

Ammonite by Fernando Romero for United Nude

With 2,015 years of innovation elapsed, the landscape for originality is treacherously tainted by technology. Though truly groundbreaking design be rare, meaningful improvements inspire advanced iterations of the existent. This Spring, United Nude and 3D Systems partner with 5 of the world’s leading architects and designers on a collaborative project entitled ‘Re-inventing Shoes.’ Visit United Nude’s Bond St. store in NYC to see sculptural (yet functional) shoe design by Ben van Berkel, Zaha Hadid, Ross Lovegrove, Fernando Romero, Michael Young, created from the highest quality 3D printing  equipment. Keep reading for a look inside...

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

-WEDNESDAY WINDOWS-

The laid-back ladies of Alice and Olivia on Greene St., Soho NYC

At 34, I'm easing into the zone of 'middle aged.' College acquaintances have converted into decades-long camaraderie. 'Like' has transitioned into life-long 'love' among friends. Intuition undermines impulse and coffee has risen in the ranks as a beverage of choice. In loaded reflection of 'want' vs. 'reality' as applied to the age-old queries of "when I grow up," I realize I'm still guessing on, grasping at, gaining from and --most of all--grateful for the mundane moments, lessons learned and opportunities still to come. I'm still wanting and growing and 'being'... and very much considering "what I want to be when I grow up..." Happy Wednesday and have a look at this week's windows from Greene St., Soho...

Sunday, May 17, 2015

FASHION FORWARD -- FIT GRADUATES

Esmeralda Fyhr/Fashion Design BFA, Intimate Apparel Critic Award Winner (Front)

Somewhere between startup and success sits schooling and stamina. This May, graduates of New York's Fashion Institute of Technology showcase their strengths in the lobby of the Museum at FIT. Soon, the class of 2015 will join Brian Atwood, David Chu (founder of Nautica), Nanette Lepore, Reem Acra and others in the ever-growing pool of talented FIT alumni. Keep reading to have a look at some of the favorites from this year's fashion design BFA program...

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

-WEDNESDAY WINDOWS-

 Inspired by IRIS, a window featuring the great Iris Apfel at Bergdorf Goodman's 58th Street window

A month after his passing, the final film by 88-year-old documentarian Albert Maysles has arrived in theaters. IRIS, an intimate look into the life of legendary icon Iris Apfel is "More than a fashion film, the documentary is a story about creativity and how a soaring free spirit continues to inspire" [Magnolia Films]. In fact, the 93 year old "IRIS portrays a singular woman whose enthusiasm for fashion, art and people are life's sustenance and reminds us that dressing, and indeed life, is nothing but an experiment" [Magnolia Films]. Keep reading to see more windows, including Bergdorf's display featuring ravens and maidens...

Sunday, May 10, 2015

CHANEL No.5 IN A NEW LIGHT

No5 In a New Light exhibit by Chanel popping up on 14th Street, NYC #N5NY

A fascinating fragrance of "5" and floral becomes the focus of Chanel's new sensorial pop up endeavor. On the heels of Karl Lagerfeld's Cruise 2015 presentation in South Korea, New York hosts No.5 in New Light, a temporary pop-up promoting Chanel No.5 Eau Première. The lighter, fresher, flavor of decades-old Chanel No.5 is deconstructed into 5 display areas: Creation, Cultivation, Composition, Abstraction and Revelation. From May 7-17th, visitors can stop by 461 West 14th Street to experience the core of Eau Première at #N5NY. Keep reading to catch a glimpse inside the exhibit... 

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

-WEDNESDAY WINDOWS-

 Bergdorf Goodman celebrates the opening of "China Through the Looking Glass" at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in its 5th Ave. Windows

'Daring' describes the dresses of this year's MET Gala. In a firestorm of sartorial ferocity, the fashion forward elite fête China Through the Looking Glass, the new exhibit occupying the Chinese Galleries and Anna Wintour Costume Center. At the heart of the display is a celebration of Asian influence on Western aesthetics. High fashion sits alongside ancient artifacts in a curatorial feat of brilliance. This week's windows at Bergdorf Goodman brings the spirit of China Through the Looking Glass to the public; no long lines here! Have a look inside for more pictures... 

Sunday, May 3, 2015

10 YEARS OF THE MAKEUP SHOW NYC

Celebrity makeup artist James Vincent introduces The Makeup Show NYC at the Blogger preview Saturday, May 2nd

Our faces act as canvases of emotional assessment. While confidence, ferocity and elegance flourish, makeup amplifies the fine features that make us memorable. For 2 days (May 3-4), industry professionals, interns and inspired cosmetic artists flock to the Metropolitan Pavilion for tips, tricks and professional products at the 10th annual Makeup Show NYC. Celebrity cosmotologist James Vincent introduces this year's show highlights at Saturday evening's press preview. Keep reading for some of my show favorites... 

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

-WEDNESDAY WINDOWS-

"From Here to Anywhere" Kleinfeld Bridal, NYC 20th Street #storiesby37 #Kleinfeldwindows

Peering into pixels of picturesque perfection, the premise of personal reflection becomes painstakingly profound. Progress replaces purpose when posturing for success; petty primping and priming prevail. The mannequins in the windows of Kleinfeld pack for Paris and beyond, preparing to embrace both a physical and psychological paradise. From here to anywhere, where to?