Saturday, October 22, 2016

SKB ART @ Fillin Global

SKB ART Skateboard Art Exhibit at Fillin Global Gallery

Bringing a bit of the street indoors, artists unite under a common theme and medium at Fillin Global Gallery this weekend. In a 2-day show, skateboards with street art by Manhattan's most recognizable taggers grace the walls of 356 Bowery in the Lower East Side. Dain's signature circles and Phoebe NY's familiar faces form pieces worthy of price tags ranging from $200 to $2,000. Keep reading for a look inside the exhibit...

Wednesday, October 19, 2016


Gucci on display at Dover Street Market, NYC

Floral, fur and fancy fabric flirt with the frugal fashionista at Dover Street Market NYC. Stepping foot into the groovy gallery of gregarious garments (after a year away), feelings of awe and guilt meet when confronted with multi-thousand dollar garments. Museum quality merchandise combined with cutting edge street style make for an interesting interpretation of fashion. Keep reading for a look at the latest inside...

Thursday, October 13, 2016


Illustrator Holly Nichols sketching next to her collection of Copic markers in her Boston-area studio [photo by Lisa Richov, courtesy of Holly Nichols]

Copic colors capture casual chic and classy couture with precise perfection at the hand of fashion illustrator Holly Nichols. Vivid blues and pastel hues accent long legs and haute hair with elongated elegance. A 2013 graduate of Endicott College, Holly's Fine Arts background combined with the strength of social media become a springboard for a career sketching for clients like Saks Fifth Avenue, Barney's New York, TRESemm√©, Neiman Marcus, Disney and others. Initial postings on instagram draw enough interest from fans to inspire a life-changing decision to leave education and pursue illustration. Keep reading for our exchange on technology, piracy and success...

Wednesday, October 12, 2016


Dom Pattinson's Sipping Liberty [L] at Ted Baker, Soho (117 Wooster St)

Lady Liberty makes a meaningful mascot as art and fashion mingle in Soho's new Ted Baker Curated. Evidence of the link between the UK brand and its US locale, Sipping Liberty--a specially commissioned artwork by street artist Dom Pattinson--sits in the store window at 117 Wooster St. Ted Baker's new space will feature artwork from Pop International Galleries. Inside, bespoke wallpaper, commissioned paintings, unique furnishings, upholstered furniture and astutely accent the tailored clothing and accessories. Specialty items on offer include limited edition skateboards, surfboards and furniture. Keep reading for a look inside...

Wednesday, October 5, 2016


Moschino, Soho

Allay (def.relieve, alleviate, diminsh pain or hunger) is the word of the week this week (definitions and sentences are currency for the kids to earn cash and other "prizes"). With a broken finger and a broken ankle (one on each child) at the homestead, it seems fitting. Picturing the array of Bayer, Aleve and prescription pills around the house, Moschino's Soho windows elicit a chuckle on the trek home from work. Keep reading for a closer look... 

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Yayoi Kusama @ The Glass House

Meeting Point for the Glass House Tours--A shuttle brings you to the discreet destination

Thumbing through the September Issue of Harper's Bazaar, an exquisite editorial featuring Catherine McNeil in Kusama's Garden consciously cascades a style statement from the estate of esteemed architect Phillip Johnson (New Canaan, Connecticut). Accenting red polka dots, a posed precision of seemingly weightless metal balls and multi-thousand dollar dresses enliven the landscape installation honoring the 110th Anniversary of Johnson's birth and the 10th anniversary of public access to the 49-acre Glass House site. Keep reading to see more...  

Friday, September 30, 2016


Entryway to Mad Hatters: New York Hats & Hatmakers at City Lore Gallery in the East Village

Fans brandishing ball caps, the religious donning yarmulkes and the fashionably elite flashing handmade headgear share a statement piece across cultures, causes and contexts. Headgear--as a tangible means of illustrating identity and expressing individuality--is the focus of City Lore's Spring presentation Mad Hatters: New York Hats & Hatmakers. Curated by Abby Ronner and Tom Van Buren, the history of New York City is quantified through the history of the hats on display. Keep reading to have a look...

Wednesday, September 28, 2016


 Subway windows at Coach, Fifthe Ave.

Full disclosure, I've again arrived at the annual aging ritual. In isolation, I can't say much is different today than the same day one year ago. Absent significant standouts, two lessons learned have surreptitiously surfaced: the overarching importance of surveying the "big picture" ahead of impulsive indignation and accepting accountability for decisions. Looking at Coach's Fifth Ave. windows this Wednesday, note the adapted changes of this recreated Subway scene. While each milestone in life may be fleeting, enjoy each occaisonal pause and accept the onward movement. Keep reading to see the remaining shots of Coach's windows... 

Thursday, September 22, 2016


Sheltered by shoes, bunions + heel spurs + ingrown nails + assorted afflictions plague the shoe-wearing population, with 70-80% suffering from podiatric predicaments. In a thoughtfully crafted assemblage, Toronto's Bata Shoe Museum examines the perils and pragmatism of 19th century style through Fashion Victims: The Pleasures and Perils of Dress in the 19th CenturyUntil January 2017, visit the top floor to see surprising samples of the risks and rewards of contrived couture, from the lens of both consumers and producers. Keep reading for a look inside... 

Wednesday, September 21, 2016


Dior Soho

Time is of the essence as "Meeting waste" becomes a matter of the moment at work. Elimination of excess time spent as a passive participant is the path to efficiency in execution. Seemingly the concept of 'Fashion Week' can be categorized as a realm of rationalization. With a shortage of time (especially time spent traveling between shows), the high cost of revelry and an abundance of technology, is the hype and hoopla worth it? Especially as "exclusivity" has evolved into social pervasiveness? Your thoughts? Keep reading to see a the bags in Chanel's soho store...