Wednesday, September 2, 2015

-WEDNESDAY WINDOWS-

Chanel, Soho

Striking scenes of Post-Apocalyptic Paris come to mind when passing Chanel's Soho storefront. Somber, heather-hued patchwork paired with sueded booties provide pacifying comfort in the aftermath of an alien armageddon. Minimalist furnishings magnify the no-frills futuristic fashion of Chanel this Fall. Keep reading to see more of Chanel's FW 2015 collection...     

Sunday, August 30, 2015

PIRATES, PRINCESSES AND OTHER ELIZABETHAN ENTERTAINMENT @RENFAIRE

Re-enactment of the Queen's court at the Renaissance Faire (Renfaire)

With summer weekends waning, Lords and Ladies, warriors and wenches alike gather in Sterling Forest, Tuxedo Park for a midsummer celebration of post-medieval masquerade. Since 1978, Elizabethan England assumes the epicenter of entertainment at Renaissance Fair, weekends from the first of August to September's end. Over 65 acres of fantasy and forestry become laden with with 16th century vixens in velvet, artisans, pirates, musicians, actors and a variety of vendors. Keep reading for a sightly slice inside Renfaire this past weekend...

Thursday, August 27, 2015

VALENTINO GARAVANI VIRTUAL MUSEUM

Valentino Garavani Virtual Museum; Themes and Variations

Before the dawn of Louboutin soles (90s) and colored chocolate cupcakes ("red velvet" - 70s), vibrant Valentino Red reigned as the couture color of 60s fashion. Celebrating half a century of sartorial elegance, Valentino Garavani and business partner Giancarlo Giammetti launch a living legacy of atelier Valentino--virtually--in 2011. Thinking beyond traditional means of big-brand capitalism, the emphasis is on access; Valentino Garavani eMuseum is available free of charge, spans 5 decades of archives and occupies a 3D cyberpresence of over 10,000 square meters. Keep reading for a look inside...

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

-WEDNESDAY WINDOWS-

Louis Vuitton Fifth Ave.  

With age comes an affluent appreciation of time and increasingly affordable indulgences. Experience starts setting standards of 'success' and fancy food becomes one of many flavors of 'fun.' The course towards 'content' creates a caution to consciously curb catastrophe; life laments laziness. This week, revisit the bucket list--what have you crossed off so far? While contemplating, take a look at this week's windows at Louis Vuitton...

Saturday, August 22, 2015

LONG TRAN LAUNCHES F/W 2015 IN THE LOWER EAST SIDE

Longtran Vamfim shoe

Monochrome mischief fuels a fashion frenzy this Summer Friday. Saturday and Sunday, August 21st to the 22nd, the Lower East Side hosts Long Tran's launch of his F/W 2015 line. With a sensational start in 2011, the FIT grad continues taking tailoring and upscale fashion to a futuristic frontier through texture and 3D concepts. Keep reading to get a glimpse of the 2-day Hanging Garments of Babylong Exhibition.... 

Friday, August 21, 2015

ART + ATTIRE MEET @ MACKAGE

Street art  by Bradley Theodore; (L) Diana Vreeland (M) Karl Lagerfeld (R) Tom Ford
Art and attire co-mingle at Cananian super-brand Mackage. Teaming up to present "The Underground Artist," NYC street artist Bradley Theodore and Mackage co-founders Elisa Dahan and Eran Elfassy bring a bit of 'street' into the stylistically somber Soho space. The cautiously curated selection of street artists include Ray Smith, Jay West, ByFlore, LeRone Wilson, Humza Deas, Hassan Kinley and Bradley Theodore himself. Keep reading for a peek inside...

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

-WEDNESDAY WINDOWS-

Bergdorf Goodman, 5th Ave. between 57th and 58th Streets

In a cyclical turn of perennial precedence, the rebirth of one-hit wearables is imminent. Who will be the next designer of the decade? Signaling a diminishing return on daylight savings, stylists spawn striking statement silhouettes for Fall. This week's windows at Bergdorf Goodman fall prey to prehistoric predators and prim attire. Keep reading to see more dresses + dinos...

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

-WEDNESDAY WINDOWS-

Hypnopompic; tapestries by Kustaa-Saksi presented by Bergdorf Goodman 58th St. and 5th Ave.

Take to the streets with short shorts and teeny tanks. Slide into scrappy sandals for one last lap of summer. Fall faintly fades into view with darkening hues and cooler climates. This week, Bergdorf Goodman presents Hypnopompic--tapestries by Kustaa Saksi. Keep reading to see remnants of intricate handwoven jacquard... 

Saturday, August 8, 2015

SATURDAYS IN SOHO + AN ANTHROPOLOGIE POP UP MARKET

 #Anthroevents presents an in-store Pop-Up Market featuring local favorites

Strolling through Soho this sunny Saturday, a stop into Anthropologie uncovers silky skirts and savory samples from local sources. Two Moon Brooklyn's shortbread and Gimme Coffee's iced pourover provide a pre-brunch pick-me-up; Granola Lab and the Jam Stand inspire the meals of upcoming weeks. Enjoy your weekend. While awaiting brunch, have a look at some newfound local favorites...    

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

-WEDNESDAY WINDOWS-

Opening Ceremony, Howard St., Soho, NYC

Survival is a decisive game of "Would you rather..." Would you rather meat or vegetables? Would you rather lose sight or mobility? Would you rather stay or go? While the lesser of most evils may grant immediate satisfaction, a more practical option may present preferable opportunity. When patience prevails, perhaps the turtle gets the carrot after all... Happy Wednesday! Have a look at this week's windows...