Wednesday, October 10, 2018

-WEDNESDAY WINDOWS-

 Junya Watanabe on 5 @Saks , Fifth Ave NYC

Unexpected breakthroughs potentially power the most rewarding successes. On Tuesday, I attended the viewing of Clavadista, a short film sponsored by Dove and Refinery29 around the "pursuit of pleasure." A twist on the theme "pleasure," Meredith Danluck presents the story of Ava Alvarez, a young femme who develops a secret passion for cliff diving, after years of watching her father and brother. When Alva takes the plunge, she experiences the associated trials and triumphs (won't spoil the end). What passions and pleasures do you pursue? While you think, keep reading to see this week's windows at Saks Fifth in NYC. Click here to watch the 30 minute short... 

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

-WEDNESDAY WINDOWS-

"Peru" themed windows @bergdorfs

First world glamour patronizes ageless glory, as another birthday passes. "Adulthood" brims of unrelenting trials and unthinkable perks; this past weekend marks a milestone in heuristic nirvana. Beyond a credit card clone crisis, a stampede at the Global Citizen Festival and lost belongings, Libra-esque fortune procures an equally balanced fate. I confirmed adulthood with $8,000 worth of designer products (paid only a small fraction of cost), polished off one of every dessert on the menu at LRooM Cafe with 4 besties and seriously considered a $2.7MM NYC apartment. Despite a double decade of drama, life is finally good... mostly. And You? Have a look at Bergdorf's Peru-themed windows and start settling into Fall....

Thursday, September 13, 2018

#NYFW2018: SANIA STUDIO @INDUSTRIA STUDIOS

SANIA STUDIO NYFW presentation at Industria Studios as part of the CAAFD showcase Monday Night

Monday evening, Pakistani womenswear designer SANIA STUDIO drapes the runway with swaying silks and expertly tailored brocade. Known for innovative prints and artisan crafted fabrics, Sania Maskatiya channels a unique design ethos through an "interplay of colors, depicting imagery inspired by nature and her environment, often juxtaposed with a darker twist" (Sania). With expertly structured pieces and loose-fitting luxury, SANIA STUDIO presents the best of both worlds as one of four designers in the CAAFD's emerging designer showcase. Keep reading to see more...

Monday, September 10, 2018

#NYFW 2018: JUN JIE S/S 2019

Jun Jie at Pier 59 Studios

'Retrofuturisim' powered by colored furs and abstract prints dominate Jun Jie's 70's lounge at Pier 59 Studios Sunday afternoon. Rocking a retro vibe, the S/S 2019 collection combines Mod colors + patterns with candid, sci-fi silhouettes in a "modern interpretation of a retro trend" (Jun Jie). Wavy coifs, bags by CUTO and slick, square-toed chaussures complement the layered looks. Keep reading for look at the overall aesthetic...

Saturday, September 8, 2018

#NYFW 2018: REBECCA JUSTH S/S 2019

Opening look at Rebecca Justh, presented by Art Hearts Fashion at the Angel Orensanz Event Space

Haute hats and metallic jacquard rock the runway at Rebecca Justh. Christened "Madam de Pompadour of the 21st Century" Justh's S/S 2019 collection boasts exaggerated asymmetry and curiously high necklines. Gold and platinum headwear paired with like-hued handbags complete the looks. Keep reading for more photos...

#NYFW 2018: SARENE FU S/S 2019

 Sarene Fu runway show at the Angel Orensanz Event Space in the Lower East Side

Belles in ballgowns magnify celestial grandeur as Taiwanese designer Sarene Fu's floral fantasy floats down the runway Friday evening. Part of the Art Hearts Fashion showcase at the Angel Orensanz event space, Fu launches her Ready To Wear line for S/S 2019. Having dabbled in bridal wear, Fu expands her vision through her first RTW evening collection. Keep reading to have a closer look...

Thursday, September 6, 2018

VISIONAIRE PRESENTS VIKTOR&ROLF MASTERCLASS @CADILLACHOUSE

Viktor & Rolf MASTERCLASS presented by Visionnaire at Cadillac House, NYV--You too can be a supermodel!

Fall Fashion week kicks off as fashionistas fend off feverishly warm weather to attend SS2019 shows. In honor of Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren's 25 year partnership--and the founding of their namesake brand--Visionaire presents VIKTOR&ROLF MASTERCLASS at Cadillac House now through November 4th. #StickYourHeadThruTheHole and become part of fashion history! Keep reading to have a look inside...

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

-WEDNESDAY WINDOWS-


"Rom-Coms" (Romantic Comedies) typically follow a formula where a couple falls in love, a dramatic plot ensues (complete with conflict, miscommunication and/or unsavory characters) and a timely resolution results in a happily ever after. Add in a cultural component and comedic banter either cajoles or confuses the crowd. When Crazy Rich Asians released, there was a fleeting fear of overdone ethnocentricity and overly Chinese "cheese" factor. Surprisingly, it wasn't bad. In fact--as far as rom-coms go--it even passes as above standard; Hats off to the first Hollywood production with an all-Asian cast since Joy Luck Club (20+ years ago!). This week's windows at Moschino seemed fitting. Relationships are tough! Despite the labels, the judgement, the trials, there's always a final resolution... and an appropriating happiness... 

Friday, August 17, 2018

BROOKS BROTHERS: 200 YEARS OF AMERICAN STYLE

Brooks Brothers: 200 Years of American Style at Grand Central

American style has come a long way since waistcoats and top hats; nautical stripes, seersucker and suiting have become classics in the repertoire of American design. As clothier to Abraham Lincoln and 40 (of 45) presidents, America's oldest brand--Brooks Brothers--celebrates a bi-centenniel year with an exhibit in Grand Central's Vanderbilt Hall. Brooks Brothers: 200 Years of American Style features relics from the brand's archives that showcase the transformative journey of socio-political influences on American style. Keep reading for a closer look...

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

-WEDNESDAY WINDOWS-

 Louis Vuitton 5th Ave. 

Food is a mainstay for survival...and a handy doorstop for "Hangry." Evolving from basics to a true appreciation for the aesthetic of edibles, social media has changed the way we approach food. The battle of flavor-vs-function is fascinating, with an increasing challenge to step up curb appeal. As motivation for improving cooking skills, I've started to document my epicurean experiments; follow along on instagram @mademydinner ... Fun Times ahead! In the meanwhile, enjoy this week's windows at Louis Vuitton...