Friday, February 5, 2016

-WEDNESDAY WINDOWS-

Bonobos, 5th Ave, NYC

At the crossroads of Men's Fashion Week, the Superbowl and Chinese New Year are empathy, sympathy, apathy and delight. Much like women's professional sports, Men's Fashion Week takes a back seat to its late February counterpart. Mid-week through F/W showings, masculinity morphs into mildly unimpressive avant-garde artistry. This week's windows at Bonobos illustrates the commonality between both a disappointing catwalk and an uneventful shopping adventure--walking out hands free...

Sunday, January 31, 2016

ETSY POPS UP @ MACY'S

 Etsy pops up at Macy's Herald Square, 34th Street NYC

To extend the scope and scale of homegrown talent, the wholesale handiwork of 8 Etsy artisans land 'IRL' (in real life) at Macy's One Below on January 27th. Past the food court and around the corner from junior's apparel, a selection of 57 traditionally 'online only' items pop up in an edited on-site endeavor between big box mega-retailer Macy's and out-of-box e-tailer EtsyThe fleeting, themed collaborative space is the newest addition to the year-old, radically transformed, 53,000-square-foot cellar at Macy's Herald Square flagship. New brands will rotate every 6-8 weeks as Macy's and Etsy consider a prolonged partnership. Keep reading for a look inside...

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

-WEDNESDAY WINDOWS-

 #anthrowindows Soho, NYC

Paris Fashion Week has landed and Spring/Summer styles are again sent down celebrity filled front rows. As bloggers and buyers become blinded by bright prints, beachwear and big brand bandstands, last/past season styles steep in secondhand stores and salvage bins before being brandished abroad. For a noteworthy perspective, have a look at Unraveled to see a different face at the end of fast fashion....   

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

-WEDNESDAY WINDOWS-

 Isabel Marant, Soho NYC

"Misery loves company," as so evidenced by the instant bond between patients in the waiting room, commuters on the train and fans of a losing team. Time spent together, albeit in solitude, validates a quintessential need for empathy. This week's windows at Isabel Marant, Soho illustrates individuality, despite being 'one among the dozen.' In all you do, be reminded that your actions reflect who you are and form the foundation of what you become a part of.   

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

-WEDNESDAY WINDOWS-

Public Factory concept store in Soho, NYC designed by Yazid Aksas and featuring 12 designers in residence

The concept of 'public' conveys acceptance by limiting the air of arrogance that exclusivity afford. This week, the windows of the Soho Grand hotel feature #publicfactory--an innovative concept in co-retailing featuring next-generation brands. Unlike a pop-up, the space is staged for long term partnerships and conducive for building a shared brand and marketing strategy. Having opened late October 2015, 8 Lifestyle designers share a specially designed space in a prime retail location, without the risks of a traditional lease. Something to keep an eye on in 2016!

Sunday, January 10, 2016

IRIS VAN HERPEN : TRANSFORMING STYLE

 [Center] Refinery Smoke dress (July 2008) at Iris Van Herpen: Transforming Style at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta

Winter holidays present the perfect opportunity to pack the posse into my momma's 'mobile and road trip 2,000+ miles from NYC to Atlanta. Besides the prospect of Bojangle's buttermilk biscuits and southern style sweet tea, an exceptional exhibit on science + style make the High Museum a formidable final destination. Inside, Iris Van Herpen's first North American show, Iris Van Herpen: Transforming Styleaffords its audience a breathtaking look into the Dutch designer's creative process. Keep reading for pictures inside the exhibit...

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

-WEDNESDAY WINDOWS-

 Alice in... the window of Harney & Sons Soho--it's like being in Wonderland

When innocence falls victim to justice by jury, the sanctity of subjectivity becomes tainted by assumption. A lesson in letdowns is learned by Steven Avery and others wrongly convicted of crimes uncommitted. While indulguing in the Netflix original Making a Murderer this weekend, a cadence of frustration and indignation is quelled by the limited ability to control the perception of fact and fiction. For some, the short series is a decidedly dire depiction of the potentially cruel world we live in. This week's Alice in Wonderland windows at Harney & Sons reminds me of the unexpected--for good or bad. Keep reading to view the full window...

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

HAPPY HOLIDAYS


Thank you for your support in 2015. Happy Holidays and Best Wishes for 2016! Stylecurated is off on a Road Trip through the South this week. Posting will resume in 2016! 

Sunday, December 27, 2015

JACQUELINE DE RIBES : THE ART OF STYLE @THE MET

Costume created for Alexis de Redé's Bal Oriental, 1969; Jacqueline de Ribes: The Art of Style at the MET Museum

With a knack for creative composure and a troupe of talent at arm's length, Jacqueline de Ribes has spent a lifetime perfecting her whimsical wardrobe. A visionary in the design world, the French fashion persona forms the foundation for Jacqueline de Ribes: The Art of Style, the latest fashion exhibit at NYC's Metropolitan Museum of Art. Through 60 ensembles from 1962 to the present and mixed media features, the public is introduced to Jacqueline as a Jane of All Trades. Keep reading for a view into the exhibit from the press preview in mid-November (The new job has made it tough to keep up with posting)...

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

-WEDNESDAY WINDOWS-

Moncler, Soho NYC

The countdown to Christmas is neigh. As warm weather welcomes a wet winter, step into the seasonal spirit with sights sets on hope. While wandering the web on a work-less weekday, I spy a floating school in Lagos that is answering Nigeria's power shortage and skim an article on "fashion santa" raising money for sick kids, ever so stylishly. Keep reading to see this week's windows and reminisce on themes for thanks this holiday...