Sunday, August 11, 2019

MAKING MAISEL MARVELOUS @PALEY CENTER FOR MEDIA

 Making Maisel Marvelous @ Paley Center for Media celebrating Amazon's series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

While season 3 of Amazon's highly acclaimed The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is expected to release in "winter 2019," fans can find a temporary fix by experiencing a free, immersive exhibit of the show at the Paley Center for Media. Opening this past Saturday, Making Maisel Marvelous features actual show sets, costumes and instagram-able backdrops from the show's second season. Visitors can try their hand at stand-up-comedy on the set of the Arthritis Tel-a-thon, snap photos in the booth from the Stage Deli and see styles worn by Rachel Brosnahan up close. Keep reading for a look inside...

Sunday, July 21, 2019

PIERRE CARDIN: FUTURE FASHION @THE BROOKYLN MUSEUM

Pierre Cardin: Future Fashion at The Brooklyn Museum / Illumination display with Cadin's robes électroniques 

These days, the mention of "Pierre Cardin," reverts to a logo with the swirly "P" and a fashion house of parents or generations past. With fading prominence and the lack of a retail presence, a New York retrospective is a timely reminder of the French fashion great. Coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing, Pierre Cardin: Future Fashion opens July 20th at the Brooklyn Museum. At the press preview Wednesday morning, Matthew Yokobosky, Senior Curator of Fashion and Material Culture praises Cardin as a "disruptor" of his time and declares, "This is an opportunity to reacquaint people with him... and make new friends." Keep reading for a look inside the exhibit and Pierre Cardin's futuristic vision... 

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

-WEDNESDAY WINDOWS-

Bergdorf Goodman, 58th and 5th windows

When stress creeps up, get grounded in the 'big picture.' Remind yourself that one mistake or situation doesn't define a lifetime of "you." Let the present pave the path to a promising future--Hang onto happiness. Lament and let go. Smile and step forward. The future is a second chance at today and every next day is a new beginning. Take note of this week's windows at Bergdorf's, where sunny vibes set the tone for a stress-free summer! Keep reading for more...

Friday, June 28, 2019

-WEDNESDAY WINDOWS-

Kleinfeld Bridal, NYC

Setting the tone for the week, I awaken and bask in the realization of how fortunate I am each Monday. On a sliding scale of better and worse, my 'middle' seems ideal. As the excitement of "new" becomes eclipsed by the strain of reality, remember the achievements along the way. Don't let challenges set you back. Summon patience and let yourself be a driving force of positive change. In the mean time, have a look at the windows at Kleinfeld. Wedding season is upon us--cheers to the new beginnings, endurance and moving forward...

Monday, June 17, 2019

-WEEKEND WINDOWS-

 Getting crafty in the windows of Moschino, Soho


Donuts dressed in pinked sprinkle paired with coffee, cocoa or a cappuccino could describe breakfast, lunch or or a midday snack. Though my palate has gravitated towards "fresh" and "healthy" lately, science says that snacks possess the power of granting happiness. Hooray for trail mix, fruit and the occasional sack of salty goodness. What's your go-to for a midday snack? This week, don't forget to take a break and grab a bite of something sensational. In the mean time, have a look at the windows of Moschino Soho... 

Thursday, May 30, 2019

THIERRY MUGLER: COUTURISSIME @MUSEE DES BEAUX-ARTS de MONTREAL

Metamorphosis gallery at Thierry Mugler: Couturissime @Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montreal / projection & special effects by Rodeo FX

He's clothed some of the glitziest celebrities and worked with the world's most notable photographers. Yet--until now--Thierry Mugler (a.k.a Manfred) has eluded the lure of public exhibition. In a first-of-its-kind showcase meticulously curated by Thierry-Maxime Loriot, the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montreal invites visitors to participate in a 6-Act "tragédie glamouresque." Thierry Mugler: Couturissime is a celebration of 150 of Mugler's most iconic pieces, photographs and video spanning 40 years between 1974 and 2014. Keep reading for a look inside...

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

CAMP: NOTES ON FASHION @MET MUSEUM

[M] Pam Hogg's pink synthetic tulle headpiece and an installation view of the final area of "Camp: Notes on Fashion" at the MET Museum

Contrary to the thought of tents and wilderness culled by the word 'camp', the MET Museum's 2019 Spring fashion displayage focuses on aestheticism and the French phrase "se camper" or "to flaunt." Based on Susan Sontag's 1964 essay "Notes on Camp," Costume Institute curator Andrew Bolton conceives an exhibit as expansive and enigmatic as the defining pieces. Fabio Cleto says "Camp is a question mark that won't let its line be straightened up into an exclamation mark" (1999). Mark Booth declares, "Camp is cultural slumming" (1983). Caryl Flinn states, "Camp is the rediscovery of history's waste." Susan Sontag illustrates "camp" in 58 bullets, including its characteristic as "the spirit of extravagance" (1964). Embodying elements of irony, ecstasy, parody, exaggeration and humor, what IS "camp?" Keep reading for a look inside Camp: Notes of Fashion...

Saturday, May 11, 2019

PAOLA PIVI "WE ARE THE BABY GANG" @Perrotin Gallery

I bring art where I go (2019) by Paola Pivi for "We Are the Baby Gang at Perrotin

Cuddly, colorful creatures cover the third floor of Perrotin Gallery in the Lower East Side. Six years since the artist's first showing (of larger bears) at Perrotin's Madison Avenue space, Paola Pivi returns with a gaggle of miniature feathered friends. The mini bears are inspired by multiple facets of Pivi's life, including her home in Alaska and a dream, where she found herself in a lagoon, surrounded by baby bears. Pivi hints at the aftermath of climate change, where the bears adapt and adopt feathers in place of fur. "We Are The Baby Gang" is on view at 130 Orchard Street until June 8th. Keep reading to peek inside the exhibit...

Saturday, May 4, 2019

ANDY WARHOL BY HAND: PART II (Drawings 1950s-1960s) @SPERONE WESTWATER GALLERY

Andy Warhol by Hand: Part II (Drawings 1950s-1960s) @SperoneWestwater Gallery, LES / [R] Shoe (1957) / [R] Shoe and Handbag

Widely known for the multi-colored diptych of Marilyn Monroe and familiar Campbell's soup silkscreen, Andy Warhol was a ringleader of the 50s and 60s pop art movement. Wielding a cult following and an artist's collective called The Factory, Warhol promulgated color and controversy. Perhaps with such a grandiose personality, graphite and pen sketches present a surprise, exposing a subtle side of the Warhol we "didn't know." Keep reading to see more from Andy Warhol By Hand: Part II (Drawings 1950s-1960s) at Sperone Westwater Gallery... 

Saturday, April 27, 2019

-WEEKEND WINDOWS-

Animated windows @LouisVuitton Fifth Ave. NYC

Morphing mannequins rock animated runways in the windows of Louis Vuitton Fifth Avenue this week. Set against moving motifs of the world's fashion capitals, the ladies of Louis V. cleverly flaunt spring styles. Do you prefer Paris to Milan? or Beijing to Hong Kong? Los Angelos or New York? Keep reading to see more....