Tuesday, May 28, 2024

BLOOMTANICA NYC @GENESIS HOUSE

Opening Day of Bloomtanica, NYC @ Genesis House

On opening day of Bloomtanica, the air is ripe with the aroma of orchids and vibrant blooms fill every corner of the lower level of Genesis House. Beneath the chic and understated ground floor of the Genesis car dealership, lies a hidden oasis where nature's beauty takes center stage. Orchestrated by celebrity floral artist Jeff Leatham, the immersive experience serenades visitors with a fusion of live blooms, digital floristry and homage to Korea's national flower, the mugunghwa. Keep reading for a look inside...

Friday, May 3, 2024

THE MASKED SINGER: BEHIND THE MASK! @The Paley Center For Media

Ornate leopard costume showcased in The Masked Singer: Behind the Mask! exhibit at the Paley Center

Where satin and sequins amplify the mysterious allure of competitive singing, fantastical characters take the stage in the hit TV show The Masked Singer. Based on the two-time Emmy Award winner for Outstanding Costume Design, The Masked Singer: Behind the Mask; Spotlighting the Show and Costumes That Captivated America at the Paley Center offers fans a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the magic of the show's costumes. The exhibit showcases 11 costumes, videos, artifacts and more, highlighting key moments in the series. Keep reading for a look inside on opening day...

Monday, April 8, 2024

FROM THE DEEP IN THE WAKE OF DREXCIYA WITH AYANA V. JACKSON @NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AFRICAN ART

The Self-Forgetfulness of Belonging Will Never Be Mine I as part of the FROM THE DEEP exhibit at the National Museum of African Art

Taking a break from school and work, we road trip to DC for the annual White House Egg Roll. While the boys took a moment to detox from the drive, I make a brief stop at the National Museum of African Art to check out the latest exhibit, From the Deep In the Wake of Drexciya with Ayana V. Jackson. Inspired by the 1990s techno band Drexciya, Anya V. Jackson presents a fusion of costume, sound, scent and video offering visitors a multi-sensory experience. Keep reading for a look inside.

Saturday, March 30, 2024

SPRING DELIGHTS - MACY'S 2024 FLOWER SHOW

Opening Day of Macy's 2024 Flower show "Spring Delights"

Flora and fashion converge once again at Macy's Herald Square for it's 49th annual Flower Show. This years theme "Spring Delights" transforms the iconic department store into a botanical wonderland, showcasing thousands of exquisite blooms from around the globe. Vibrant hues of the rainbow occupy the windows and line the aisles. In partnership with Dior, the upper mezzanine space features an installation and pop-up boutique "Miss Dior: From Flower to Fragrance" focusing on the creation of the Dior fragrance collection. The Flower Show is up until April 7th. Keep reading for a look inside...

Saturday, March 23, 2024

The Story of Newark Fashion: Atelier to Runway @The Newark Museum

Installation view of The Story of Newark Fashion: Atelier to Runway @Newark Museum

With a glimpse of the iconic New York City skyline, the vibrant streets of Newark, New Jersey breed sophistication, craftsmanship and culture. In the mid-20th century, Newark's fashion repertoire emerges with designer Wesley Tank and milliner Emily Miles. Their innovative work paves the way for a burgeoning fashion scene and visionaries like Shavi Lewis, Narcisco Rodriguez and Jerry Grant. The Newark Museum's new exhibit, The Story of Newark Fashion: Atelier to Runway celebrates the evolution of the city's fashion scene, tracing its roots and paying tribute to its pioneers. Keep reading for a look inside... 

Tuesday, February 13, 2024

VIVIENNE WESTWOOD CORSETS: 1987 TO PRESENT DAY @VIVIENNE WESTWOOD NYC

Sunday Corset (front + side)  (VW SS 2023)

Visions of Vivienne come to life in beads, sequins and prints at the Vivienne Westwood NYC boutique. Channeling the concept of 'underwear as outerwear,' the traveling exhibition Vivienne Westwood Corsets: 1987 to Present Day offers a captivating glimpse into Westwood's signature silhouette, showcasing her revolutionary approach to fashion. The exhibit launched on the first day of NY Fashion Week and will be on view until March 10, when it will make one last stop in Los Angeles. Keep reading for a look inside!

Sunday, January 28, 2024

THE STORY OF WOODSTOCK AND THE '60s @THE MUSEUM AT BETHEL WOODS

Woodstock 1969 photo credit

With rain in the forecast during our family weekend in Livingston Manor, I was on the hunt for indoor amusements to entertain both the toddler and the 'other half.' On a whim, we visited the Museum at Bethel Woods, the site of the Woodstock music festival in August 1969. Stepping into the entryway, The Story of Woodstock and the '60s is as magical and noteworthy as the festival itself. Keep reading for a look inside... 

Sunday, September 17, 2023

STEVEN MISEL X ZARA NYC PREVIEW

Zara x Steven Misel collection preview NYC

From cameraman to clothier, famed photographer Steven Misel takes the wheel as designer in a 50+ piece collaboration with Zara (namely "Steven Misel New York"). With mononymous models in monochrome, Misel and Zara create a narrative of classic style and beauty, with a distinct edge that is notably 'Steven Misel' and 'New York.' Stylish black items adorned with sumptous texture (think croc, leather and sequin) harmoniously intertwine with subtle silver and white items. In a fusion of luxury and accessibility, uptown chic meets everyday wearable. The new collection drops online September 18. Keep reading for a look inside the 33 Howard Street popup during New York Fashion Week... 

Monday, September 11, 2023

RIMOWA, SEIT 1898 NYC

Rimowa cases from "friends and family" showcased at the RIMOWA, SEIT 1898 exhibit

Entering Chelsea Factory, guests are instantly transported into a world of travel and innovation. The journey begins as you join a line leading to the ticket counter. Along the way, striking blue branded carpet, clocks set to different time zones and sleek black retractable stanchions set the scene for adventure. With a boarding pass and curated booklet in hand, "passengers" venture into the Rimowa SEIT 1898 exhibit, entering a dimly lit space where the magic unfolds. This is where the story of Rimowa's remarkable 125 year journey "SEIT 1898"--since 1989--comes to life. Launching in parallel with NY Fashion Week, Rimowa presents a showcase that pays homage to the profound impact it has had on the "transformation of transport." Keep reading for a look inside...

Monday, July 17, 2023

Bulgari Serpenti Anniversary Exhibit: 75 Years of Infinite Tales NYC Pop Up

An infinity room with AI and Machine generated art installation, by Turkish artist Refik Anadol, is an exhibit highlight

Curiosity enticed my friend and I to join the short-ish line at Bulgari's 70 Gansevoort Street pop up, while our kids napped. We stepped into Bulgari's 75 Years of Infinite Tales exhibit, during its final weekend in NYC. Inside, a showcase of the brand's heritage styles from the forties to the present are intermingled with unique pieces commemorating this special celebration. At the center of the space, the doors open into a dynamic infinity room with bold splashes of color created by Turkish artist Refik Anadol. Keep reading to have a look inside.