Saturday, May 6, 2023


Installation view of Generation Paper: A Fashion Phenom of the 1960s at Museum of Arts and Design (@MADMuseum)

With a stroke of luck (and a stock of Dura-Weave or Reemay), mass marketing created a fleeting fashion fad of the 1960s. Perhaps moderately eclipsed by the socio-political and cultural events of the time (Space Race, counter culture, civil rights, politics), disposable dresses-- in prints, plaids and plain--are the highlight of the MAD Museum's latest fashion exhibit, Generation Paper: A Fashion Phenom of the 1960s. Eighty rare garments and accessories are showcased alongside insightful commentary in a full-floor exhibit. Keep reading for a look inside...   

Sunday, March 19, 2023

PhoebeNewYork @West Chelsea Contemporary Gallery

I took this photo of Phoebe NYC when I first moved to NYC, and it remains the screen saver on my phone--to this day!

"Phoebe" was one of my first acquaintances, when I arrived in NYC. She was here, there, everywhere...and equal parts inspirational and ironic. Phoebe was stylish. She was sweet, sassy and most of all--relatable. Spotting Pheobe on the streets of NYC was often a pick-me-up and always an insta-worthy moment. As Libby Schoettle's cutout gal gained popularity over the last decade, PhoebeNewYork has appeared in ads, magazines, collabs--and most recently a solo show at West Chelsea Contemporary. Click to read more...

Monday, January 2, 2023


Installation view of Soundsuits on Tower Level 5: What It Shall Be

Being both black and queer inspires 'Forothermore,' Nick Cave's current exhibit at the Guggenheim. The nomenclature tributes the marginalized--"an ode to those who, whether due to racism, homophobia, or other forms of bigotry, live their lives as the 'other,' and a celebration of the way art, music, fashion and performance can help us envision a more just future," declares the artist. Subtly tucked within the three tower galleries on Floors 2,4 and 5, the 30-year retrospective of Nick Cave's creative practice are aptly themed 'What It Was,' 'What It Is,' and 'What it Shall Be.' Keep reading for a look inside...

Friday, December 23, 2022

Our NYC Holiday Favorites for 2022

Grand staircase display at the Peninsula hotel

Sharing a few fun (and free) NYC holiday favorites before they fade. Emerging from pandemic life and entering threenage-parenthood, 2022 has certainly honored its promise of unexpected excitement. Despite weeks-long ailments (RSV, Hand + Foot + Mouth, COVID, Adenovirus, and more) and over 20 vacation days going to the wind, we are blessed to enter 2023 in good health and with some last minute memories. Keep reading to have a look at our festive NYC favorites...

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Sabyasachi-- Stunning Style, Now Stateside

Inside the Sabyasachi store in the West Village

Walk into the Archive building at 160 Christopher Street, and step into Sabayachi's opulent imaginarium. A maximalist marketplace, luxe handbags and lavish jewelry are flanked by porcelain, jade, found treasures and meticulously intermingled antiques. A few short steps, and visitors are transported into a grand showroom equipped with plush dressing rooms, chandeliers and racks of cautiously-curated couture. Down a narrow hallway of floor-to-ceiling portraiture and a third wing of India-inspired wearables is intermixed with undeniable grandeur. Keep reading to have a look inside...

Monday, October 31, 2022


Paris Themed Trunk by Francesca Sorrenti

Enter the former Barney's building--currently clothed in pink, orange, yellow, red and blue stripe--and surround yourself with a celebration of creative ingenuity. 200 trunks with lights, labels... and even Legos... are slowly reveled as guests travel down dark corridors into mirrored, boldly colored, ominously dark or brightly lit rooms. In celebration of Louis Vuitton's bicentennial birthday, 200 trunks designed by the world's most iconic visionaries--whether architect, artist, musician, makeup artist or outspoken personality--are on display in 200 Trunks, 200 Visionaries: The Exhibition. Keep reading for a look inside... 

Sunday, September 4, 2022

Livingston Manor : Staying and Seeing...Just the Highlights

Backyard view of the 'dome home' in Shandelee, NY

Between the onset of COVID and welcoming a child, the concept of 'vacation' has become a twice forgotten fantasy the last two years. As Summer fades and Fall finds its foothold, the time has come to take a 'together' trip. This Labor Day weekend, the three of us trek North to Western Sullivan Properties' 'dome home.' Shandelee + Livingston Manor become our sanctuary for three days as we detox from the day-to-day. Here is a peek at some of the serenity that successfully balances the buildup of stress and sleepless nights back home....

Sunday, August 28, 2022


A 'Deconstructed Maharani Necklace' from the Sabyasachi Calcutta x Bergdorf Goodman "Bengal Byzantine Broadway" collection

He turned at my tap and smiled at my smile. The soft demeanor of Sabyasachi Mukherjee is pleasant and unexpected, given the strong statement pieces he creates. He is clad in all-white--symbolic of the American wedding--but shaped in a simple tunic-and-trouser silhouette representative of Indian culture. For a designer whose brand outfits Bollywood and stands as one of India's most admired purveyors of bridal fashion, ego and fame do not eclipse a cold conversation or an impromptu photo-op. Keep reading to have a look at the Sabyasachi x Bergdorf "Bengal Byzantine Broadway" collection...  

Sunday, July 3, 2022


What is Virgil Abloh? No, 7 (2017) photograph by Juergen Teller in Virgil Abloh "Figures of Speech" @BrooklynMuseum

Look here, look there--something fresh, something said. Something high, something low--all created with vision, passion and inspiration. Virgil Abloh "Figures of Speech" has landed at the Brooklyn Museum, after originating in Chicago and making stops in Atlanta, Boston and Qatar. With context, "Powerful" describes the installation honoring the last 2 decades of Abloh's legacy and "Considerate" describes the man being honored. A proverbial Jack of all Trades, Virgil Abloh shattered all limitations of "designer" or "artist," instead identifying as "Maker." Keep reading for a look inside...    

Saturday, June 11, 2022


Special Edition Forum high tops showcased at Adidas Showtime Forum Forever exhibit

From court to club, the Adidas Forum sneaker has found its way from the hard wood to the streets and the dance floor. Originally introduced as a basketball shoe in 1984, the Forum has evolved to become a fashion statement and a collaboration piece. Showcasing the Forum's legacy, Chicago/Annex partners with curator, artist and creative director Sean "Belchez" Cort to assemble a 2-floor, multi-room exhibit. Adidas' ongoing campaign--"Find Your Forum" and "Forum Forever"--embodies the concept of creating and celebrating safe spaces (or "forums") for self expression.  Keep reading for a look into the exclusive pop-up exhibition with contributions from over 16 artists and past + present Forum styles.