Fashion, New York

#NYFW

New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2015 Fashion Show collections just wrapped up. Here is a glimpse of the fashion highlights…

SEPT 4/ CUTE CIRCUIT

Day 1 Cute Circuit

SEPT 4/ BCBGMAXAZRIA

Day 1 BCBGMAXAZRIA

SEPT 4/ NICHOLAS K

Day 1 Nicholas K

SEPT 4/ DESIGUAL

DAY 1

SEPT 4/ TODD SNYDER

DAY 1 TODD SNYDER

SEPT 5/ REBECCA MINKOFF

Day 2 Rebecca Minkoff

SEPT 5/ CHARLOTTE RONSON

Day 2 Charlotte Ronson

SEPT 5/ TRINA TURK

Day 2 Trina Turk

SEPT 6/ MARA HOFFMAN

Day 3 Mara Hoffman

SEPT 7/ NANETTE LEPORE

Day 4 Nanette Lepore

SEPT 7/ DVF

Diane Von Furstenberg - Runway - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2015

SEPT 7/ VIVIENNE TAM

Day 4 Vivienne Tam

SEPT 8/ CAROLINA HERRERA

DAY 5

SEPT 8/ LIBERTINE

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SEPT 9/ RODARTE

day 6 rodarte

SEPT 10/ MICHAEL KORS

DAY 7

SEPT 10/ ANNA SUI

Anna Sui

SEPT 10/ ERIN FETHERSTON

Day 10 Erin Fetherson

SEPT 11/ J MENDEL

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SEPT 11/ CALVIN KLEIN

Calvin Klein Collection - Front Row - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2015

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Architecture, Interiors, New York

The Real Carrie Bradshaw Apartment

 

The Real Carrie Bradshaw apartment

It’s been 10 years {2004} since Sex and the City aired it’s last episode of Season 6 and fashionistas and fans still talk about Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte, & Samantha today. There were many fashion looks that evolved throughout the years and one in particular was Carrie Bradshaw’s apartment. We have seen the famous apartment in New York’s Greenwich Village {64 Perry Street} and maybe guilty of taking selfies on the steps. What we didn’t know was that the actual West Village apartment was much grander than what was shown to the Sex and the City audience. The brownstone apartment lists for $9.65 million. I wonder if Carrie’s Sex and the City column salary could actually afford the real 4000+ SF chic apartment. Here is a glimpse of the real Carrie Bradshaw apartment…

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The Carrie Bradshaw apartment we know from the Sex and City tv series….

The Real Carrie Bradshaw apartment

In the Sex and the City movie, Carrie gave her apartment a makeover…

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Images via Sotheby’s Realty
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Design, Food, Interiors, Photography, Weekend

A New York Story.

I spent the Last 5 days and 4 nights in New York with my dear dear friend Keysha. This is where we went, where we ate, what we did and who we saw…

thursday

We arrived late Thursday night and found our way to our home for the next few days at the edge at Chelsea on 240 West 15th Street. This is where we stayed.

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friday

Every morning we started our day at the Chelsea Market for delicious coffee and a simple New York breakfast.  Friday was a little crazy with wild wind and rain. We wandered Chelsea, the West Village and Soho for hours in the rain and took breaks in cafes and found ourselves back at Chelsea market. Luckily this was the only rainy day on our trip.

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Later Friday night, we celebrated {Keysha’s} birthday at CATCH in the Meatpacking District. For those that watch Bravo’s Top Chef, the executive chef for CATCH is former contestant and winner of Season 3 Hung Huynh. The food was absolutely amazing. I would recommend sharing. We ordered the Mahi Mahi tacos, Empire Sushi, Lobster Mash Potatoes and Crab Spaghetti. It was amazing.

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saturday

Saturday morning we woke up and did our normal New York morning “routine” and headed to Chelsea market for breakfast. We spent late morning at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) held at the Javits Convention Center. Here is a glimpse of the highlights of the show…

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After ICFF we headed to the West Village for a late lunch at Rosemary’s. It was a perfect lunch and the weather was amazing for strolling, people watching and exploring. We even made our way to the High Line and had a celebrity sighting – Leo Dicaprio. We were surprised that no one else saw him.  I apologize, I could only get a photo of him from behind, but i swear it was him.

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Later that night, I reunited with my friend {Jerome}.  We spent hours walking and talking in the Meatpacking District and the West Village.

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sunday

Sunday was another day at the Chelsea Market and quick reunions with our friends {Ann} and {Lynn}. We had lunch with {Ann} at Bergdorf Goodman and took a quick stroll through Central Park.  We then headed back to the West Village for some window shopping and cupcakes at Magnolia’s Bakery. While walking back to our Chelsea home, we passed by Carrie’s Sex and the City home. We also caught up with local {Lynn} for a quick chat late Sunday afternoon.

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For our last night, {Keysha} and I had a special dinner at Morimoto in the Meatpacking District. The food and ambiance were absolutely amazing. Food of course, by world-renowned Chef Masaharu Morimoto and restaurant design by Tadao Ando.

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Thank  you New York. See you again soon.

{ps all restaurant recommendations were given by my best friend Crisa}.
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Photography

Week in Pictures {pristine}

Week in Pictures {pristine}
Nathan and I in a wedding photo booth circa 2012

Hello. We continue the Photo Project for 2014 – the random photos that I take throughout the week will embody a theme. In 2013 it was all about The Polaroid Project. If you haven’t seen The Polaroid Project video, please visit the post. My friend {Nathan} gave me my word for this week {pristine}. Here is a glimpse of my week half in Seattle/half in New York…

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Art, Design, Graphics

NYC Line

I heart graphic design. I’m drawn to all types of graphics. Sometimes when the design is so simple and minimal, it actually makes the biggest statement. Cayla Ferari and John Breznicky were trying to make a statement in their New York apartment.  Cayla, a graphic designer, had designed an illustration of a stripped-down version of an NYC subway map and John loved it so much that they decided to take the illustration and create a large-scale piece of artwork for the wall in their new apartment. Their design was such a hit that they had friends ask them to design other line posters that included San Francisco, Boston, Chicago, and D.C. This started the line poster craze and they have added all the major cities to the list.  I actually want to make a statement in my Seattle apartment and I am looking to purchase one of these NYC prints – line or map. Which one should I choose? Here is a glimpse…

NYC Line Poster

The Original by Cayla Ferari and John Breznicky

NYC Line Poster. Seafoam

The Original in Seafoam by Cayla Ferari and John Breznicky

NYC Subway Line

New York Subway Map by David Heasty of Triboro Design

New York Subway Poster

New York Subway map by bigNickelgraphics

New York City Map

New York City Map by Tom Frazier

Modern NYC Map

New York Map by MyCityPrinting

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