Interior corners & neon light

Here are some iPhone photos I shot last week at Dover Street Market and Bunker259

Dover Street Market

Christina of DeSmitten and I spent a beautiful portion of the afternoon with new friend Matthew Halicki at Rei Kawakubo's Dover Street Market on Lexington and 30th Street today.

After tea cakes and a mind altering latte at Rose Bakery on the main level we ascended 7 floors then walked our way down through exactly what a department store should be: filled with beautifully tailored clothes and a respectful friendly staff. Scatter enough abstract eye candy to keep all shoppers happy and there you have another Kawakubo masterpiece.

Russell Frederick

Russell Frederick shoots in black & white and rarely going digital.

I recently attended a fashion conversation hosted by the Brooklyn Museum where Frederick was on the panel discussing current Brooklyn style. His dynamic point of view draws you into an emotion, creating instant empathy with the subjects.

 

Maison Vous

Burnell Pines and my husband, Tim Bright, both performed at the launch party for pop up shop Le Cabinet de Curiosites of Thomas Erber 4th edition hosted by Maison Kitsune in Soho earlier this week.

After passing through the entrance mayhem, I arrived to find some of my friends mingling amidst a pack of fashion whores. It was the beginning of a super fun night. 

The irreplaceable Allison Siegal was genuinely happy about hot fraulein Alix Petat's tales of adventurous cooking.

 Puppet master and all around amazing lady Stacia Bolina spotted a pair of big ticket shades. Who knew $4000 sunglasses existed?

The Shadows Took Shape at Studio Museum

It has become a rare thing in New York to find oneself at a truly magnificent group show. My mind would like to thank the Studio Museum for expanding it a bit more. It was the first time in a long while that I wished to have brought the 'good' camera.

Some pieces resonated with me more than others. In order of slideshow left to right:

A still shot from the film Girl by Chitra Ganesh & Simone Leigh. Thought provoking art at its best. With a wonderful flute score by Kaoru Watanabe and starring Kenya (Robinson).

Sista Ancesta by William Villalongo

Untitled photograph by Robert Pruitt

 

Philippe Quesne for Performa 13

The French artist Phillipe Quesne transported a mostly 30 something audience to a mystical mole land in Red Hook, Brooklyn with a live theremin soundtrack, local scotch on the rocks and a Michelle Williams sighting.

It was all part of the city-wide Performa 13 visual arts biennial taking place now until November 24th.

Taste of Red Hook 2013

I am fortunate enough to be able to donate to some amazing charities. One of these is Red Hook Initiative. RHI believes "that social change to overcome systemic inequities begins with empowered youth."  October 22nd marked their 7th year hosting the Taste of Red Hook event & silent auction. Local restaurants, wineries and businesses worked together to provide an amazing experience for both guests and RHI staff. Lots of money was raised :)

This year's feast was held at Dustin Yellin's Pioneer Works center for art + innovation. Seeing is believing.

 

Ghosts

Boring life = less posts. It's a scientific fact. Thankfully, I am starting to go out again after crawling out of an industry - read: not fashion - hole. Not a whole lot of glamour in the garment industry folks.

Anyhow, how wonderful to break the fast with an art opening at the Rauschenberg Project Space in collaboration with BALLROOM MARFA. My friend Larry Bamburg had a piece in the show! He's amazing. Fun fact: his smart and hot wife, Jenny Moore, is the new Executive Director at Chinati Foundation. Big ups to that family.

To learn more about Robert Rauschenberg the artist go to his dedicated page on Artsy.

  Chris Sheller quietly contemplating Bamburg's sculpture. With ghosts.

Chris Sheller quietly contemplating Bamburg's sculpture. With ghosts.

  So this is where they eat! Actually         GhostFood         is this avant art thing where the public gets the 'taste' endangered food through scent and mimic texture or better said it's a "  simulated taste experiences of foods threatened with extinction due to the effects of climate change." Plus it has the name Ghost in it. 

So this is where they eat! Actually GhostFood is this avant art thing where the public gets the 'taste' endangered food through scent and mimic texture or better said it's a "simulated taste experiences of foods threatened with extinction due to the effects of climate change." Plus it has the name Ghost in it. 

  This is what ghosts eat people.

This is what ghosts eat people.

   Karina Cousineau  of      Karina Dresses      looking very chic while experiencing non-food. And how about that great idea for a Halloween costume in the background.

Karina Cousineau of Karina Dresses looking very chic while experiencing non-food. And how about that great idea for a Halloween costume in the background.

      Forrest Williams       and I. He's all dreamy sexy and I'm crazy times. He was drinking water and then headed to the gym for a swim. I was drinking my second vodka tonic and headed to Grand Sichuan for soup dumplings and tea smoked duck. Damn that man looks good!

Forrest Williams and I. He's all dreamy sexy and I'm crazy times. He was drinking water and then headed to the gym for a swim. I was drinking my second vodka tonic and headed to Grand Sichuan for soup dumplings and tea smoked duck. Damn that man looks good!

FACE!

Last weekend my sister Unieka and I drove down to Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland to attend the Virgin not-so FreeFest featuring Vampire Weekend, MGMT, Icona Pop and others.

It poured the whole time but that did not distract us from fun times. Tequila cocktails and crazy faces kept us smiling through the night. After reviewing some of my iPhone pics later, I noticed some of those crazy faces were that guy.

MDJ at Hauser & Wirth

Friend I'll grow old with Matthew Day Jackson opened his latest show in New York at Hauser & Wirth last Friday to much applause. Enormous in ideas and scope - Something Ancient, Something New, Something Stolen, Something Blue - was visually arresting. One had to wrap their eyes around the scale of each piece before beginning to contemplate the emotional depth. The shit was bananas. 

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Hauser & Wirth in the old Roxy nightclub space 511 West 18th Street