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...

Friday, September 6, 2019

NYFW 2019: MARK GONG S/S 2020 @SPRING STUDIOS

Mark Gong Gökotta Spring / Summer 2020 at Spring Studios

Parisian chic layered with backpacks and bungee make Gökotta Mark Gong's S/S 2020 show a NYFW phenomenon. Flanked by a fashion-forward front row, models rock the runway in silk, sheer, sheen, satin, feather and jacquard combinations. The mixed materials and moderately masculine texturing exude a feminine-yet-rugged feel. One of the youngest to show at NYFW at 21, Mark Gong's simple and sophisticated style lends to a pleasant premier day of NYFW 2019. Keep reading to see more looks... 

Thursday, September 5, 2019

TREASURES FROM CHATSWORTH @SOTHEBY'S NYC

Augmented Reality Wall at the Treasures From Chatsworth exhibit at Sotheby's NYC featuring interactive portraits

Transport yourself from the walls of Sotheby's (71st and York) to the lush green hills, rolling pastures and halls of treasures (complete with talking portraits!) of a legendary British manor. In a rare opportunity to view pieces from one of England's most renowned art collections, Treasures From Chatsworth helps celebrate the 275th anniversary of Sotheby's with a special exhibit of 45 pieces from Chatsworth House, home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire. In an immersive multimedia display by David Korins (set designer for Hamilton and other Broadway productions), visitors experience 5 centuries of collectibles ranging from silver to jewelry to paintings, sculpture, furniture and fashions--explained by docents who are flown in from Chatsworth. Keep reading to see more... 

Sunday, August 11, 2019

MAKING MAISEL MARVELOUS @PALEY CENTER FOR MEDIA

 Making Maisel Marvelous @ Paley Center for Media celebrating Amazon's series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

While season 3 of Amazon's highly acclaimed The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is expected to release in "winter 2019," fans can find a temporary fix by experiencing a free, immersive exhibit of the show at the Paley Center for Media. Opening this past Saturday, Making Maisel Marvelous features actual show sets, costumes and instagram-able backdrops from the show's second season. Visitors can try their hand at stand-up-comedy on the set of the Arthritis Tel-a-thon, snap photos in the booth from the Stage Deli and see styles worn by Rachel Brosnahan up close. Keep reading for a look inside...

Sunday, July 21, 2019

PIERRE CARDIN: FUTURE FASHION @THE BROOKYLN MUSEUM

Pierre Cardin: Future Fashion at The Brooklyn Museum / Illumination display with Cadin's robes électroniques 

These days, the mention of "Pierre Cardin," reverts to a logo with the swirly "P" and a fashion house of parents or generations past. With fading prominence and the lack of a retail presence, a New York retrospective is a timely reminder of the French fashion great. Coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing, Pierre Cardin: Future Fashion opens July 20th at the Brooklyn Museum. At the press preview Wednesday morning, Matthew Yokobosky, Senior Curator of Fashion and Material Culture praises Cardin as a "disruptor" of his time and declares, "This is an opportunity to reacquaint people with him... and make new friends." Keep reading for a look inside the exhibit and Pierre Cardin's futuristic vision... 

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

-WEDNESDAY WINDOWS-

Bergdorf Goodman, 58th and 5th windows

When stress creeps up, get grounded in the 'big picture.' Remind yourself that one mistake or situation doesn't define a lifetime of "you." Let the present pave the path to a promising future--Hang onto happiness. Lament and let go. Smile and step forward. The future is a second chance at today and every next day is a new beginning. Take note of this week's windows at Bergdorf's, where sunny vibes set the tone for a stress-free summer! Keep reading for more...

Friday, June 28, 2019

-WEDNESDAY WINDOWS-

Kleinfeld Bridal, NYC

Setting the tone for the week, I awaken and bask in the realization of how fortunate I am each Monday. On a sliding scale of better and worse, my 'middle' seems ideal. As the excitement of "new" becomes eclipsed by the strain of reality, remember the achievements along the way. Don't let challenges set you back. Summon patience and let yourself be a driving force of positive change. In the mean time, have a look at the windows at Kleinfeld. Wedding season is upon us--cheers to the new beginnings, endurance and moving forward...

Monday, June 17, 2019

-WEEKEND WINDOWS-

 Getting crafty in the windows of Moschino, Soho


Donuts dressed in pinked sprinkle paired with coffee, cocoa or a cappuccino could describe breakfast, lunch or or a midday snack. Though my palate has gravitated towards "fresh" and "healthy" lately, science says that snacks possess the power of granting happiness. Hooray for trail mix, fruit and the occasional sack of salty goodness. What's your go-to for a midday snack? This week, don't forget to take a break and grab a bite of something sensational. In the mean time, have a look at the windows of Moschino Soho...