DVF Store, showroom and studio on Washington St. in the Meatpacking DistrictAll is quiet in New York City as the holidays breeze by. The quieter-than-normal streetscape reminds me of college--when the majority of campus vacates to respective homes, leaving a handful of stragglers and international students yearning for the possible extended invitation. DVF's window reminds me of the love rekindled during the holidays--between siblings, among families, towards one-another, in remembrance of the past and on behalf of strangers. Blow a kiss, smooch under the mistletoe and kiss 2012 goodbye!
Alice and Olivia's 3rd location in the Meatpacking opened in October of 2012
Alexander McQueen store on West 14th St.
Alexandar McQueen's minimalist windows speak to us with a futuristic twist. Though the style of McQueen is routinely spectacular, ornate and jaw-dropping, it's almost refreshing to see practical ready-to-wear on display from time to time. It humanizes a brand that's almost always stylistically impractical and insanely expensive. In this window, the black, white and orange palette reminds me of... penguins!
Maje on Prince St. in SohoSpeaking of penguins.... Over at Maje in Soho, plastic penguins invade the storefront! Parading around pink Sale signs, shoppers are pointed towards the markdowns to come. Post-holiday sales will soon steal the show, though some retailers are starting semi-sales for last-minute shoppers. Stay tuned to see pricing drop like the winter temperatures, once the new year begins!
Maje on Prince St. in Soho