Wednesday, March 11, 2020

MARIE JACOTEY'S "YOU PINNED ME DOWN LIKE A BUTTERFLY ON THE WALL" @ PABLO'S BIRTHDAY

 Marie Jacoty's "you pinned me down like a butterfly on the wall" @Pablo's Birthday

Despite the growing reach of COVID-19, Artweek 2020 kicks off without fail, showcasing the best of both established and emerging artists. Of the endless exhibits across Manhattan, Marie Jacotey's "you pinned me down like a butterfly on the wall" stands out with stylistic panache. Curated by Kathy Battista and presented by Ballon Rouge at Pablo's Birthday, Jacotey's deconstructed textile likens grade school science class. Pinned on stark white walls, her pencil drawings and dry pastels exemplifies femininity and a very personal experience. Keep reading for a look inside this two week long installation. Stop by 57 Orchard Street in the Lower East Side to see this in person before March 15th..

Monday, February 3, 2020

MELEE THE SHOW @HIGHLINE HOTEL

Roule & Co. jewelry at Melee the Show (Winter 2020) @ the High Line Hotel

Caged gems and sliced diamonds set the scene as Melee the Show returns to the High Line Hotel. Amid sweeping high ceilings and pastel dusted stained glass, 61 fine jewelry designers dazzle buyers and the press with unusual settings, contrasting proportions and bespoke design. Embracing new technology, sustainable sourcing and unconventional shapes, the "heart" of each designer is present their unique, hand-crafted pieces. Keep reading to see some of my favorites in the Winter 2020 Showcase...

Thursday, January 30, 2020

HARRY BENSON: BEHIND THE SCENES @STALEY-WISE GALLERY

Donna Karan and Louis Dell'Olio for Anne Klein (1982) from Harry Benson: Behind the Scenes @Staley Wise Gallery

A photographer's instinct powerfully captures unparalleled moments. Offering a rare focus on fashion through the lens of renowned socio-political photojournalist Harry Benson, Staley Wise Gallery is exhibiting a series of 90 photographs--in time for the photographer's 90th birthday. Harry Benson: Behind the Scenes features the fashion industry's most influential icons (Bill Blass, Geoffrey Beene, Oscar de la Renta, Donna Karan, Pierre Cardin, Valentino and more) during the 'golden age' of American fashion. Keep reading for a look inside... 

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

-WEDNESDAY WINDOWS-

Heart "vault" at Kleinfeld Bridal

What transpires from a malady of the heart proliferates the power of "love." Some believe love is borne from luck. Others see it as a state of mind requiring definition and refinement. Where some act on account of love, others act in defense against its resulting emotion. Between episodes of 90 Day Fiancé and the second season of the Netflix series "You", the concept of "love" becomes subject to serious scrutiny. In both tangible and intangible forms, love results in both the highest and lowest points in life. As the new year inches in, remember those you love and take a moment to reflect on the reasons why. Have a Happy New Year and Keep reading to see the windows at Kleinfeld... 

Saturday, December 21, 2019

HOLIDAY WINDOWS 2019: BERGDORF GOODMAN

"Good Times" Holiday Windows @Bergdorfs, 5th Ave. // "Jackpot" window

Classic games and classy clothes combine to form a curated celebration in the windows at Bergdorf Goodman. Festive, game-themed windows set the stage for fantasy, drama and spirited "Good Times." With less than a week to spare, Christmas peeks around the corner. Beyond the praise and presents, don't forget to pass along a healthy helping of holiday cheer. In the mean time, have a look at the windows of Bergdorf Goodman...

Saturday, December 7, 2019

HOLIDAY WINDOWS 2019: SAKS FIFTH AVE

Saks Fifth Avenue "Greatness is Everywhere" 2019 Holiday Windows 

In a rare outing Thanksgiving week, we flew down 5th Ave. to catch a glimpse of the holiday windows. Beyond the featured Frozen 2 display, the ladies of Saks Fifth remind audiences that "Greatness is Everywhere." How True! At the most unexpected places and moments--often in the worst situations--minor deeds materialize into major feats. Kindness becomes a catalyst for change. How will you be "great" this holiday season? Keep reading for a look at the 50th Street windows of Saks Fifth Avenue...

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

-WEDNESDAY WINDOWS-

Bergdorf Goodman 58th St. windows // "Scavenger Hunt" window

New adventures--with a newborn in tow--serve as a perfect parallel to this window at Bergdorf Goodman. As 7 weeks of parenthood pass, a trickle of all things baby has taken residence in the apartment and a natural flow of feeding and changing emerges. Every day presents a new perspective and a shift in priorities. Through ups and downs, the approaching holidays remind me that there is much to be thankful for; this year cements a marked milestone in maturity. Keep reading to see more and stay tuned for a glimpse of NYC's hottest holiday windows...

Sunday, October 6, 2019

NY BRIDAL WEEK: WONA BRIDAL

 Monica gown from Aurora Couture Collection at WONÀ Bridal

NY Bridal Week 2019 marks the end of an era for me. As tomorrow begins a new adventure, today, let me leave you with a couple photos from the WONÀ bridal showcase. Couture gowns with equal parts sheer and sparkle grace the WONÀ showroom. Keep reading to have a look inside...   

Monday, September 16, 2019

THE WORLD OF ANNA SUI @MAD MUSEUM

3 Retro looks--part of The World of Anna Sui @MAD Museum

Rock 'n Roll meets retro-romance in the sentiment and style of NYC design icon Anna Sui. In a new retrospective at the Museum of Arts and Design, The World of Anna Sui, categorizes Sui's career milestones into thirteen themes complemented by sketches, photographs and runway footage. On view are 75 pieces from Sui's first runway show in 1991 to her Spring 2019 collection. Keep reading to see photos from the press preview... 

Saturday, September 7, 2019

CLAIRE FLEURY @ BROOKLYN MUSEUM

Claire Fleury presents Hello I Live Here @Brooklyn Museum 

Friday night at the Brooklyn Museum is wrought with color and acceptance. Classical paintings take a front row as Claire Fleury presents Hello I Live Here (part of "Pursuit"--a showcase by DapperQ, sponsored by Tomboy X). Fleury's collection comprises 6 bespoke pieces crafted specially as "an ode to planet earth and the diversity of creatures the inhabit it." Click to see the looks...