Sunday, January 25, 2015

BEHIND THE LENS: AN INTIMATE LOOK AT THE WORLD OF SUITS

A selfie by Patrick J. Adams from Behind the Lens: An Intimate Look at the World of Suits

In front of the camera, Patrick J. Adams assumes the alias of Mike Ross, a stylish lawyer and proxy LSAT test-taker on USA Network's hit legal series SUITS. Yet, behind the scenes, Adams' love of photography amounts to 25 cameras, an active instagram account and now, a 3-day NYC pop-up featuring behind-the-scenes photography on the set of SUITS. Behind the Lens: An Intimate Look at the World of Suits captures the process behind the production. Set in a temporary space on W. 14th St., spotlights shine on 30 photos, each documenting conventional moments over 4 seasons. A selection of the photos are available for auction, with the proceeds benefitting Pablove Shutterbugs. Keep reading for more details... 

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

-WEDNESDAY WINDOWS-

The windows at Nordstrom, King of Prussia Mall, PA

A year anew and already an air of accumulating anomaly. Juggling priorities and jumping through hoops helps maintain mental agility, striking balance between impulse and routine. Some days are taxing, lowering the stamina for a pseudo-illegitimate transfer of patience from paycheck to paycheck; practical survival perpetuates the process. Taking a break from the trenches of work this holiday weekend, my honey and I take to retail therapy at King of Prussia in PA. Keep reading to see more Wednesday Windows... 

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

-WEDNESDAY WINDOWS-

The Cool Girls parading Parisienne chic at Chanel, Soho

In the wake of the week's activity in Paris, the mannequins in Chanel's Soho store promote a sense of style and solidarity, draped in red, white and blue. Carrying Chanel bags in place of "Je Suis Charlie" signs, these ladies have already proclaimed their allegiance to a certain type of acceptance. Where do you stand on freedom of speech? Figuratively and literally--join the 'identity' by downloading the "Je Suis Charlie" ap here. Keep reading to see the rest of this week's windows... 

Sunday, January 11, 2015

HELMUT LANG @ SPERONE WESTWATER GALLERY

Helmut Lang at Sperone Westwater Gallery; Art made from the remains of his archives 

Shredded sentiment reincarnates in sculptural supremacy at Sperone Westwater Gallery this month. Since 2005, Lang's retirement from his namesake brand has brought the world drips and dabbles of artistic abstraction in his familiar aesthetic. Categorized as an "emerging artist" at the age of 58, Helmut Lang serves up a secondary dose of sedentary sculpture--this time in the limelight of Manhattan's Lower East Side. The exhibit, suitably titled Helmut Lang incorporates fossilized fragments from his former archives, conceiving art "with a certain history, elements with irreplaceable presence and with scars and memories of a former purpose. [source:Gallery Press Release]" Keep reading for the details...

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

-WEDNESDAY WINDOWS-

Bergdorf Goodman, 57th Street windows with Aurora Borealis in the background; This season, feathery ballgowns are en vogue!

NYC's chilly climate and petty precipitation vicariously transports me back to adventures at Laugarvatn Fontana (March, 2012). Immersed in VISKA (a boiling outdoor mineral spring) during a harrowing hailstorm, the simultaneous hot and cold sensations are strikingly surreal. While Aurora Borealis was absent from the atmosphere that day, Iceland and its natural glory made for great memories! This week, Bergdorf's 57th Street windows encapsulate a moment in time--the nostalgia of being in Iceland, the surplus of seasonal sales and frigid, fur-trim weather. Keep reading to view them all...

Sunday, January 4, 2015

TASTES & TRAVELS : AUSTIN SIGHTS, SIPS & SNACKS PART 2

 Artful walls in the parking lot at Vintage Heart Coffee

Our trips usually revolve around sips (coffee, breweries, etc.) and snacks (local specialities, authentic farm-to-table cuisine, etc.), with some sightseeing in between. Austin is no different, with its share of local delights and delectable dishes. In a town where endless BBQ houses, coffee shops and taco taverns abound, there simply isn't enough time to try every single one! Keep reading for the succulent standouts...

Thursday, January 1, 2015

TASTES & TRAVELS : AUSTIN SIGHTS, SIPS & SNACKS PART 1

Austin Mural from the side of the Roadhouse Relics building on South 1st Street and Annie

A new section for the blog has landed for 2015! While stylecurated has traditionally focused on NYC exhibits, pop ups and store windows, readers voiced interest in connecting on a more personal level. Tastes & Travels will mix things up from time to time and add a bit of personality to my otherwise fashion-focused NYC perspective. First stop? Austin, Texas. My Honey and I fly out Christmas Day to avoid crazy crowds. Keep reading for a breakdown of the "bests" we experience... 

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

-WEDNESDAY WINDOWS-

Anthropology Rockefeller Center and 54 other stores auction off the handmade birds in their holiday windows to benefit the Nature Conservancy

Another year circles around; New Year's Eve returns with a resurgence of rhetorical ruminating. In annual reflection, what can be counted as success and what will lead to new opportunities? Leading up to 2015, Anthropologie continues its charitable affiliation by auctioning the handmade birds in its holiday window displays. From December 29th to 31st, the public can bid on the winter birds featured in the windows of 55 stores--proceeds will benefit the Nature Conservancy. View details here and keep reading for a look at the Anthropologie Rockefeller Center windows...   

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

-WEDNESDAY WINDOWS-

 An Enchanted Experience presented by Saks Fifth Avenue, Cinderella arriving at the Saks Fifth Avenuet to try glass slippers

Heroines and adversaries meet in a montage of spirited merriment this holiday season. Aptly entitled An Enchanted Experience, the culmination of 9,000 hours of creative craftsmanship begets a most spectacular display at Saks Fifth Avenue's 49th Street flagship. Merging fairytale maidens and 'Manhattan,' Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Rapunzel, Snow White and Little Red Ridinghood delight spectators from near and far. Keep reading to have a look at Saks' fantasy inspired holiday windows...