Sometimes all it takes for a design to emerge is a small cutting of trim. And so was the case for a CONCEICAO leather bralette I designed. The trim: Elastic with a clear faggoting center.
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 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.
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?
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:
Sista Ancesta by William Villalongo
Untitled photograph by Robert Pruitt
Cotton bobbinet CONCEICAO tee with leather trim
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.
I don't know about you but for me the most fun to be had during Halloween is the costume making. This usually involves lots of booze, the best of friends and a hot glue gun. 2013 was no exception although this year we somehow parted ways without any real costumes...until Halloween! Below are the only shots that were in focus:
I saw this show last year in Montreal and am ecstatic to see it again here in NYC. JPG has long been one of my favourite designers and this show did not disappoint. Some (crotch) shots below.
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.
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.
They're here, they're fierce, get used to it.
Rick Owens challenges notions of beauty times a thousand and turns the fashion elite upside down with his real-lady stepping runway show.
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.
...Cuz the front aint none of your business!
Sometimes you wake up on the perfect side of the bed. A good day. I woke like this.
Strong, sophisticated and sexy like Donatella. Bold, creative and playful like MIA. Photo W magazine
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.
Hauser & Wirth in the old Roxy nightclub space 511 West 18th Street