Friday, May 28, 2010

Memorial Day Stylin'

While celebrating Memorial day, let us remember that it commemorates U.S. men and women who died while in the military service. But that doesn't mean you can't look stylish doing so! Below are my picks for hanging out, relaxing and going to all those BBQ's!


Wednesday, May 26, 2010

To Dye For

A nostalgia for the iconic seventies style tie dyes are making a comeback this summer!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Inspiration

Remember when you made collages when you were in grade school? (Or if you're like me, while at work.) Came across this fantastic collage by John Galliano in Vogue Paris entitled "P√©nelope Cruz, Pedro Almod√≥var, L'Espagne". 

Monday, May 24, 2010

Be & D Sample Sale

Stock up on handbags, shoes, belts and small leather goods from past Be & D collections. Get in there and elbow your way for studded belts for $10 or a buttery, soft suede crossbody for $100.


 

Summer In the City

One of the most wonderful things about walking around in New York are stumbling upon the street fairs! Located on the corner of Hester and Essex Street, this fair focuses on local designers, stores and food that celebrate what the Lower East Side is all about. 

Open every Saturday & Sunday 10am - 6pm (April - December) 

I recommend getting a homemade popsicle and then perusing through the vintage jewelry booth!




Sunday, May 23, 2010

All Saints

No need to hop across the pond; trendy British retailer All Saints has opened up their flagship store in SoHo, NYC. Known for their dark, deconstructed style, fashion die hards have been anticipating their grand opening. If you can't make it to the store, you can shop online too!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

ICFF

Yesterday, I had the opportunity to visit the ICFF - International Contemporary Furniture Fair. Now if you're like me, you've never heard of it. So below is a brief description and some pictures I took.
 

Held at NYC's Jacob K. Javits Convention Center it is a global summit for what's best and what's next in design. North America's singular showcase for contemporary design, the ICFF draws the most intrepid seekers of design truth and design trends to an extraordinary exhibition of the most inspired models of design on the forefront, as well as thought-provoking programs and a schedule of supplementary exhibits and features. 
 

More than 550 exhibitors displayed contemporary furniture, lighting, materials, accessories and textiles. This assemblage of national and international exhibitors affords the chance to experience the most selective scope of the world's finest, most creative, individual and original avant-garde - handily and temptingly showcased in one venue.


Come on, be honest, who doesn't want to be a designer?
 

When you first walked in, they had an artist doing graffiti. 
 

Above the artist was a plastic installation that when viewed from far away was a butterfly. 
 
Oh, just some lights made from corrugated cardboard. No big deal. 

This booth was made from metal flowers. Beautiful. 
 
This "qlock" spelled out the time. 
It's all yours for $950 - I say that's affordable for superb design. 
 

DIY furniture is the future!
 

This sculpture had these "eggs" that lit up and made sounds when you 
placed them in their nests. Serene and relaxing.
 
I want one . . .


Cut it out! This was a pop up book made by a student. Each piece is cut out and 
spray painted silver. I wonder how long this took.
 

PaperSelf had a demo of their paper lashes. 
They looked awesome, but what happens if you cry?

Don't Worry, Be Happy!

Optimism and inspiration is contagious. 
Anyone who thinks otherwise need only look out their window for proof!