Wednesday, February 13, 2019

-WEDNESDAY WINDOWS-

Doggie themed windows at Kleinfeld

Valentine's is not as much about a day, as it is about being "worth it" every day. While some debate the hype of Hallmark holidays, the value lies in sending a shout to loved ones and taking the time to celebrate each other. No harm in being sassy with a smooch or a smile :). In the season of "love," keep reading to have a look at Kleinfeld's windows....  

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

RODARTE @NATIONAL MUSEUM OF WOMEN IN THE ARTS

RODARTE on view at the National Museum of Women in the Arts (DC) // White Swan costume (2010), worn in the movie Black Swan

Elements of intimacy exude, both in the vision and execution of Kate and Laura Mulleavy's pieces for Rodarte. In a simply titled survey of styles from a singular brand, "Rodarte" allows access to the inspiration behind 13 years of collection churn. Childhood horror movies, the California landscape, gardens--the premise of which are deeply personal to the designers--aptly capture emotion with dialed down commercialism and dialed up details. Keep reading for a closer look...

Friday, January 25, 2019

FABRIC IN FASHION @FIT MUSEUM

Fabric in Fashion: [L] Bob Bugnand (1958-59) / [M] Jacques Griffe gold Lurex evening dress (1958) / [R] Christian Dior (1962) satin evening dress

Over the last 250 years, fabric in fashion evolves as a symbol of both style and status.  Definitions of class and social structure shift from emphasizing fibers and construction technique to scalability and brand recognition. Though fabric remains the foundation of fashion, its cultural significance unfolds with time. Fabric in Fashion--the latest exhibit at the Museum at FIT--analyzes the morphing role of textiles through history. Keep reading for a look inside...

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

-WEDNESDAY WINDOWS-

Nordstrom, Short Hills Mall, NJ

With Martin Luther King granting a day off this week and Groundhog Day, Chinese New Year and Valentine's Day on the horizon, thoughts swirl towards the turbulence ahead. "Another year" leads to recalibrated priorities and cautiously curated considerations. What will 2019 bring? With one eye on experience, I'm optimistic so far. Cheers to an unparalleled journey and tangible progress. Keep reading to see this week's windows from Nordstrom at The Mall at Short Hills...

Sunday, January 13, 2019

-WEDNESDAY WINDOWS-

Harney & Sons Soho with windows by @polarpolarizer

Offering up one last hurrah for the holidays, the sights and smells of evergreen trails through NYC streets. Polar Buranasatit's 'factory festive' windows for Harney and Sons features a 'controlled chaos' (note the mini wooden people hard at work at the bottom and on the right) personifying the hustle and bustle of the holidays. 2019 is picking up pace; are you ready to rumble?

Sunday, January 6, 2019

ARTEMEST NY POP UP EXHIBITION

[L] Ceramica Bardelli tiles / [M] Caraffe vase by Aldo Londi / [R] Ceramica Gatti 1928 White Vase w/ gulls by Ugo La Pietra

History and heritage complement Italian craftsmanship in a thoughtfully curated selection of luxury handmade furniture and accessories. Artemest's first NYC popup brings to the West a staged sampling of bespoke furniture and accessories from artisan designers across Italy. Traditionally sold online, Artemest provides an unprecedented view into the broad range of its eclectic (and largely customizable) pieces. The temporary exhibit will be open until January 30th at 39 Wooster Street. Keep reading for a look inside...

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

PINK: THE HISTORY OF A PUNK, PRETTY, POWERFUL COLOR @FIT MUSEUM

Jeeyoo and Her Pink Things installation at Museum at FIT's exhibit, PINK: The History of a Punk, Pretty, Powerful Color

Elegant, edgy, erotic... Pink. With historic relevance, time transforms a formidable color from stereotypically feminine to symbolically powerful. One week remains to catch PINK: The History of a Punk, Pretty, Powerful Color at the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology. Stop by to step through a sampling of rosy-colored items that range from stylish to pointedly significant. Keep reading for a look inside...

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

-WEDNESDAY WINDOWS-

Louis Vuitton, Fifth Avenue, NYC

My mantra of 'memories over merchandise' extends through the last bit of 2018, with a jaunt through Hershey Park and a yurt weekend at Savage River Lodge. Much needed rest and relaxation is welcome, as is the new year! Where 2018 brings healing and repositioning, 2019 is poised to be be a year of success. Cheers to you and your families as the new year approaches. In the mean time, have a look at the ladies of LV and think about your upcoming endeavors for 2019... 

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

-WEDNESDAY WINDOWS-

 Red hot holiday @Saks Fifth Avenue // Theater of Dreams windows presented by MasterCard

Pausing a minute to enjoy the Luminaries at the Winter Garden Theater, childhood memories and morsels of melodrama flash past. So much has changed, yet so much remains the same. While towering palms and a centerpiece of stairs persist, the surrounding culinary / retail options have been refreshed and a new energy permeates.  Swinging by Saks Fifth Avenue this holiday, bystanders admire the remarkable creativity in its color-themed windows--somewhat "adult" themed for 2018. Inside, a recent makeover casts a fresh new light on a traditional lineup of luxury brands. Keep reading to see some snaps...

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

-WEDNESDAY WINDOWS-

Bergdorf Goodman Fifth Avenue Holiday Windows

The holidays draw neigh as windows fill with a festive flavor. The smells and sights of evergreen compliment the flicker of decorative lights and sashay of shopping bags. Savoring the sweet, the stale and the surreal, the spirit of celebration is in the air. This week, have a look at the windows at Bergdorf Goodman, Fifth Avenue. Saccharine styles compliment candy-clustered conceptions, channeling cheer to curious crowds. This year's Fifth Avenue corridor boasts a host of holiday magic--time to take a stroll. For those far from NYC, keep reading to see more...