By artist Filippo Minelli, according to his website ‘The aim of the project is to point out the gap between the reality we live in and the ephemeral world of technologies.’ Couldn’t agree more with that message….. I say as I type away on my iPad….damn contradictions.
With the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s annual Costume Institute Gala approaching, tomorrow, it’s only appropriate to look back at some of the favorite fashions that have graced their red carpet over the years. Personally I think the Met Gala fashions can kick the Oscars fashions ass any day. So many amazing choices but I think Kate and Marc has to be my favorite, though Cate Blanchett is a close second.
Well the London Art Fair is coming to New York this weekend, Randall Island specifically. I am hoping to be able to check it out, because it sounds like a darn good time….’They commissioned New York-based architect SO-IL to create the largest temporary structure the city has ever seen (if not the world — the Guinness Book is checking things out). Besides the 170 gallery booths on view, there will be plenty for foodie fanatics: Outposts of Frankie’s Spuntino, Sant Ambroeus, The Fat Radish, the Standard Biergarten and Roberta’s (complete with wood-burning oven), will be open.
Well I’ve just learned that my much anticipated Bahamas vacation is not going to happen this year, I’m trying not to be too bummed. But this latest news has inspired my choices for these two editorials…the first one, by Chris Nicholls for Flare May 2012, is where I had hoped I was going to be….on the beach doing my best mermaid interpretation (although admittedly my mermaid interpretation doesn’t look nearly this graceful and involves more choking on water). And the second one, by Manolo Campion for Elle Mexico May 2012, was shot where I will actually be…in NYC (again, never looking nearly this graceful). I guess I can’t complain, NY is still pretty awesome.
With the success of the Chelsea High-line in NYC I suppose it was only a matter of time before someone came up with a Low-line, which is exactly what architect James Ramseyand Dan Barasch did. They introduced the Delancey Underground project, aiming to convert an unused trolley terminal beneath Delancey Street (just under the Essex Street Market) into an extraordinary subterranean public park– nicknamed the “LowLine.” It’s a mix of edgy design and green technology, ‘using innovative fiber optics to reflect light underground, saving electricity and reducing carbon emissions, and generating the capacity for plants, trees, and grasses to thrive indoors. ‘ It’s amazing design has me thoroughly excited and I hope the project is realized, which it seems like it will be, but at the same time it makes me terrifyingly claustrophobic, envisioning some post-apocalypitic dystopia where people would have to live underground. But did I mention I like it?
These are some of my favorite accessories from the now over NY Fashion week. Of these I think J.Crew really surprised me, the Karen Walker booties are phenomenal, and I must own the Alexander Wang Dr. Bag. Did I miss anything?
This contemporary Italian painter, Nicola Samori, puts a spin on classic Baroque oil paintings and the results are haunting and lovely. With all the melting faces I might have nightmares, but in a good way?