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Surrealist Exhibitions – The Art Gallery of Ontario Shows the Influence of the Movement
Surrealist Exhibitions – The Art Gallery of Ontario Shows the Influence of the Movement
The Art Gallery of Ontario Shows the Influence of the Movement
The Surrealists explored unique ways of interpreting everything they saw around them with emphasis on the unconscious and dreams. In doing so, these artists challenged convention and subsequently, their… MORE
Convertible Tutu Shoes
Convertible Tutu Shoes
Karl Lagerfeld Designs Ballet-Inspired Shoe for Repetto
Karl Lagerfeld has designed a shoe with removable parts that are sure to make it greatly sought after in these difficult times. Working with Repetto, who has a long history of making ballet shoes for some… MORE
Prep School Blazers
Prep School Blazers
Chloe Sevigny Turns Schoolgirl Staple Into Adult Must-Have
Chloe Sevigny recently wore a brass-buttoned blazer to a Kiehl’s celebration for the Doe Fund. This definitely got people talking--as well as rushing out to find a prep school blazer of their own.  We… MORE
Exquisite Mini Purses
Exquisite Mini Purses
Tiny Handbags Are Recessionista-Approved for S/S ‘09
In times of financial crisis, it’s all about going back to basics. For some, this may mean cutting luxury purchases out entirely, but for the fashionista, it means picking out only the bare essentials… MORE
Found Object Accessories
Found Object Accessories
Designers Look to Nature to Spruce Up S/S ‘09 Styles
Anyone following the Spring/Summer 2009 shows would have definitely noticed designers taking a cue from Mother Earth in the garments that walked down their runways. The accessories in these shows aren’t… MORE
Scalloped Fashion
Scalloped Fashion
Christopher Kane S/S ‘09 RTW Channels the Stegosaurus
With scalloped edges walking the runways layered in leather and organza, Christopher Kane has summoned what is likely the most well-known prehistoric herbivore for his Spring 2009 RTW collection. It’s… MORE
Minimalized Dresses
Minimalized Dresses
Designers Snip and Clip Dresses for Spring/Summer 2009
I loved the bandage-like dresses from Herve Leger, which seemed a little bit risqué at the time. The new collections however, have been featuring dresses that are becoming increasingly minimal,... MORE
Pretty in Pearls
Pretty in Pearls
Louis Vuitton, Moschino and Lanvin Round Out Their Fall 2009 Collections
The traditional look of pearls has graced the runways for years, most notably in the collections of Chanel. For Fall 2009, however, Karl Lagerfeld chose jade over pearls, yet this small gem showed up in… MORE
Woolly Art Installations
Woolly Art Installations
'Fashioning Felt' Exhibition Brings Back the Ancient Crafting Material
Made by matting together wool fibers with humidity and friction, felting requires little technological expertise. It is thought to be one of the earliest techniques for making textiles and is a very versatile… MORE
Candy Tuxedos
Candy Tuxedos
Dress Up Easter With New Marshmallow Peep Fashion
Marshmallow Peeps have faithfully been around to help us celebrate no matter what holidays we choose to observe. This year, the little Easter confections got a new wardrobe with a clothing line, made of… MORE
Post-Apocalyptic Animals
Post-Apocalyptic Animals
Creatures Battle & Morph in the Art of Nicholas di Genova
Working with ink and animation paints, Nicolas di Genova‘s technique is a mixture of illustration, old-school graphic design and contemporary art. He creates a world full of post-apocalyptic animals that… MORE
Boxy Handbags
Boxy Handbags
Cube-Shaped Purses Are Perfect for a Polished, Feminine Look
We've seen geometric fashion invade the catwalk this season, and the new boxy handbag is the perfect way to accessorize this look. The retail forerunner in this category is definitely Chloe’s Sally Shoulder… MORE
Wooden Platform Revivals
Wooden Platform Revivals
1970's Eco-Chic Footwear Makes a Comeback
Wooden platforms recently made their comeback on the spring runways for 2009. At Gucci, ankle-strap sandals were paired with slouchy skinny pants, cuffed to draw the eye to the shoe itself. At Ralph Lauren,… MORE
80s Eye Makeup
80s Eye Makeup
High-Drama Edgy Eyes Hit the Runways
The 80’s are still, of course, a favorite of the moment and are now dominating more than the clothes coming down the runways. Many shows featured models with edgy, smoky and futuristic punk eye makeup… MORE
Art Exhibits in Castles
Art Exhibits in Castles
Historic European Castle Grounds Become Contemporary Art Galleries
Castles used to be seen in a certain light, but now give off a sense of defensiveness and financial disparity. The owners of these magnificent structures, however, are looking to gain relevancy once again… MORE
Indian Palace Jewelry – Manju Jasty's Luxury Accessories Inspired by Her Heritage
Indian Palace Jewelry – Manju Jasty's Luxury Accessories Inspired by Her Heritage
Manju Jasty's Luxury Accessories Inspired by Her Heritage
Having graduated from New York University’s Stern School of Business, Manju Jasty pursued a successful career as an investment banker at Barclays Capital for nearly ten years before following her true… MORE
Slicked-Back Updos
Slicked-Back Updos
DIY Paris Runway Looks Show Off Nearly Any Outfit
As usual, a lot of interesting and very dramatic looks came down the runways in Paris during Fashion Week. One of my favorites, however, was the simple, elegant effect of the slick updo that several designers… MORE
Skeletal Fashion
Skeletal Fashion
Bony Accessories Show It's Hot to Wear Your Insides On the Outside
Skulls have been done and overdone both in art and fashion, but skeletal styles are a fresh take on a theme we all love. Evoking the actual skeletal structure was popular down the runways with select,… MORE
Paper Doll Fashion
Paper Doll Fashion
S/S '09 Collections Feature Stark White Clothing and Accessories
As usual, white was a key color (or shade?) on the runways for Spring/Summer 2009. The childhood charm of the paper doll was evoked by the intersection of several different design cues. The geometric… MORE
Bright Vintage Patterns
Bright Vintage Patterns
Fashion Designers Recall Classic Looks From the 50's and 60's
With so many futuristic, metallic and geometric silhouettes walking the runways in recent shows, it was truly refreshing and quite a relief to see some designers referring back to a classic, simpler time. Classic… MORE
Jumpsuit Revivals
Jumpsuit Revivals
One Solid Style Stays Strong All Summer Long
Aside from taking the subway to the beach and hanging out on rooftop terraces this summer, I’m most excited to shed all of my winter layers and stepping into the ever practical and adorable jumper.  These… MORE
Fine Art Finger Painting
Fine Art Finger Painting
Ayako Rokkaku Makes Colorful Creations With Her Hands
Having made her mark at Art Basel Switzerland in 2006, this artist is gaining much popularity for her paintings that are literally made by hand--Ayako Rokkaku paints directly on canvas with her fingers.… MORE
Eco-Chic Exhibitions
Eco-Chic Exhibitions
American Museum of Natural History's Green Dance
This year’s American Museum of Natural History dance had a new theme: eco-chic. Taking a cue from the institution’s new exhibition titled Climate Change: The Threat to Life and A New Energy Future, many… MORE
Collar-Bone Grazing Coiffures
Collar-Bone Grazing Coiffures
Fashion Bible Vogue Declares the New Hair Length
Harry Josh of the Serge Normant at John Frieda Salon explains to Plum Sykes that in Hollywood and everywhere else, girls were copying beauties like Gisele with the original long beautiful hair  Where they… MORE
Fierce Contemporary Art Fairs
Fierce Contemporary Art Fairs
Feria MACO Proves Mexico City is the Next Art Hotspot
In the past twenty years, contemporary art fairs have become extremely popular, expanding past the realms of the art world itself and multiplying to include nearly every genre, price range and level. The… MORE
Words as Art Medium
Words as Art Medium
Graham Gillmore Uses Words as Symbols and Creative Images
Canadian artist Graham Gillmore paints stylistically cohesive pieces that combine several seemingly chaotic elements such as the use of language as a visible record and the vast subject of the human condition.… MORE
Stylish Sequins
Stylish Sequins
Sparkly Embellishments for Day, Night and for Every Budget
Sure to draw only positive attention for the coming season is the artfully constructed sequin top.  Showing up all over the place in the Fall collections of New York designers such as Derek Lam and Vera… MORE
Personalized Status Bags
Personalized Status Bags
Louis Vuitton's Mon Monogram Has Your Initials On It
While Louis Vuitton has been personalizing luggage and smaller items such as wallets for quite some time, they are now putting initials on their signature Speedy 30 or Keepall Bandouliere 55 bags. If there… MORE
Sweet Spring Denim Fashion
Sweet Spring Denim Fashion
Chic Spins on Classic Jean Jackets and Dresses for S/S ‘09
While it didn’t exactly come down the runway in full force in New York or Paris, denim pieces are backed by perennial style bible Vogue and are sure to make their mark all over the East and West Village… MORE
Artistic Theoretical Physics
Artistic Theoretical Physics
Artist Amy Myers Depicts an Infinite Realm of Possibilities
I was immediately drawn to the works on paper by artist Amy Myers, who works primarily with graphite, conte, gouache and pastels. She is truly fascinated with the infinite possibilities of theoretical… MORE
Art World Exposes
Art World Exposes
Tell-All Books That Shatter the Notion of a "Romantic" Art World
Looking beyond the recent recession, the world of contemporary art has flourished into an entirely new commercial sphere in the past few years. Prices have soared and artists have become internationally… MORE
Cute Biker Boots
Cute Biker Boots
Motorcycle Boots Make a Chic Comeback
The motorcycle boot is perhaps the most versatile type of footwear since the ballerina flat. Motorcycle boots can be worn with anything from leather jackets and skinny jeans to flowery summer dresses,… MORE
Geometric Runway Fashion
Geometric Runway Fashion
Basic Elementary School Shapes Inspire Haute Collections
I was thrilled to see structured, geometrically-inspired looks walking the runway for Spring 2009.  Now more than ever, this look is taking shape in the collections of many very well-known designers and… MORE
Pendants for Beloved Pets
Pendants for Beloved Pets
Mickey Rourke Wears Custom-Made Loki Piece to Academy Awards
Mickey Rourke walked the red carpet at these past Academy Awards wearing his heart on his sleeve--or rather, around his neck. Loki, Rourke’s beloved Chihuahua, passed away just a short time before the… MORE
Icing-Inspired Paintings
Icing-Inspired Paintings
Allison Schulnik's Unusual Thickly-Painted Canvases
I immediately fell in love with the beautifully executed thickly-painted canvases by Los Angeles-based artist Allison Schulnik. A Cal Arts graduate in Experimental Animation, Schulnik has surpassed painters… MORE
Elegant Eco-Friendly Cosmetics
Elegant Eco-Friendly Cosmetics
Watkins Inc Products Are Responsible, Affordable and Lovely
With a line of probably some of the most understated products to date, Watkins Inc. has been around for over 140 years and definitely offer, as they say, “a sense of purity.”  Based in the small town… MORE

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Minimalized Dresses
Minimalized Dresses
Designers Snip and Clip Dresses for Spring/Summer 2009
I loved the bandage-like dresses from Herve Leger, which seemed a little bit risqué at the time. The new collections however, have been featuring dresses that are becoming increasingly minimal,... MORE
Woolly Art Installations
Woolly Art Installations
'Fashioning Felt' Exhibition Brings Back the Ancient Crafting Material
Made by matting together wool fibers with humidity and friction, felting requires little technological expertise. It is thought to be one of the earliest techniques for making textiles and is a very versatile… MORE
Found Object Accessories
Found Object Accessories
Designers Look to Nature to Spruce Up S/S ‘09 Styles
Anyone following the Spring/Summer 2009 shows would have definitely noticed designers taking a cue from Mother Earth in the garments that walked down their runways. The accessories in these shows aren’t… MORE
Boxy Handbags
Boxy Handbags
Cube-Shaped Purses Are Perfect for a Polished, Feminine Look
We've seen geometric fashion invade the catwalk this season, and the new boxy handbag is the perfect way to accessorize this look. The retail forerunner in this category is definitely Chloe’s Sally Shoulder… MORE
Dotted Summer Dresses
Dotted Summer Dresses
Polka Dots Make a Classy Comeback
Polka dots of all sizes have been creeping up in the ready-to-wear collections of a number of top designers. These designs are an interesting take on the geometric forms that dominated the NYC runways… MORE
Prep School Blazers
Prep School Blazers
Chloe Sevigny Turns Schoolgirl Staple Into Adult Must-Have
Chloe Sevigny recently wore a brass-buttoned blazer to a Kiehl’s celebration for the Doe Fund. This definitely got people talking--as well as rushing out to find a prep school blazer of their own.  We… MORE
Pendants for Beloved Pets
Pendants for Beloved Pets
Mickey Rourke Wears Custom-Made Loki Piece to Academy Awards
Mickey Rourke walked the red carpet at these past Academy Awards wearing his heart on his sleeve--or rather, around his neck. Loki, Rourke’s beloved Chihuahua, passed away just a short time before the… MORE
Candy Tuxedos
Candy Tuxedos
Dress Up Easter With New Marshmallow Peep Fashion
Marshmallow Peeps have faithfully been around to help us celebrate no matter what holidays we choose to observe. This year, the little Easter confections got a new wardrobe with a clothing line, made of… MORE
Convertible Tutu Shoes
Convertible Tutu Shoes
Karl Lagerfeld Designs Ballet-Inspired Shoe for Repetto
Karl Lagerfeld has designed a shoe with removable parts that are sure to make it greatly sought after in these difficult times. Working with Repetto, who has a long history of making ballet shoes for some… MORE
Slicked-Back Updos
Slicked-Back Updos
DIY Paris Runway Looks Show Off Nearly Any Outfit
As usual, a lot of interesting and very dramatic looks came down the runways in Paris during Fashion Week. One of my favorites, however, was the simple, elegant effect of the slick updo that several designers… MORE
Post-Apocalyptic Animals
Post-Apocalyptic Animals
Creatures Battle & Morph in the Art of Nicholas di Genova
Working with ink and animation paints, Nicolas di Genova‘s technique is a mixture of illustration, old-school graphic design and contemporary art. He creates a world full of post-apocalyptic animals that… MORE
Sweet Spring Denim Fashion
Sweet Spring Denim Fashion
Chic Spins on Classic Jean Jackets and Dresses for S/S ‘09
While it didn’t exactly come down the runway in full force in New York or Paris, denim pieces are backed by perennial style bible Vogue and are sure to make their mark all over the East and West Village… MORE
Words as Art Medium
Words as Art Medium
Graham Gillmore Uses Words as Symbols and Creative Images
Canadian artist Graham Gillmore paints stylistically cohesive pieces that combine several seemingly chaotic elements such as the use of language as a visible record and the vast subject of the human condition.… MORE
Art World Exposes
Art World Exposes
Tell-All Books That Shatter the Notion of a "Romantic" Art World
Looking beyond the recent recession, the world of contemporary art has flourished into an entirely new commercial sphere in the past few years. Prices have soared and artists have become internationally… MORE