Barneys, Lichtenstein and New York

I am always moved by the charm of New York City.

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Recently when I visited the city, Roy Lichtenstein’s designs were decorating the windows in Barneys to celebrate a collaboration with the artist.

Many of the artists most famous and beloved images such as the Laughing Cat, the Kiss and Ice Cream Soda are being used.

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I am partial to the Laughing Cat pillow which would make a wonderful addition to my home office which is currently a work in progress.

Laduree and Uniqlo Team For a Sweet Cause

While visiting New York City and walking down the famed 5th Ave near Tiffany’s, I stumbled into Uniqlo and became  delighted when I noticed a sweet collaboration between Laduree and Uniqlo.

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Laduree, is the iconic French Macaron bakery which opened in 1862, and Uniqlo, is the Japanese clothing company known for their special puffer coats with built-in heat technology, and both brands are favorites of mine since discovering Uniqlo near the Opera House in Paris on a recent trip and Laduree as a child on a early trip to France.

The details are the brands have collaborated for a special line of T-shirts to benefit IVY, a non-profit foundation that helps children affected by Japan’s major 2011 earthquake.

The Uniqlo store on Fifth Ave, is charmingly decorated with images of the Mademoiselle Fifi, the adorable Laduree doggie and brand mascot, macarons in pastel shades, the Eiffel Tower, and ice-cream scoops.

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Here I am modeling the “pink cat” shirt with adorable boyfriend Andres.

LaudreeWho can resist dancing Macarons?

I will definitely be wearing this shirt under a blazer with Jeans.

The collection is available in women’s and children’s sizes with shirts retailing between $12.9o and $19.90.

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Even the T-Shirt Tag is a beautiful work of art and one that can be enjoyed “calorie-free.”

Moncler Grenoble at New York Fashion Week Fall 2013

Moncler merges art and fashion for one special show.

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For Fall 2013 Monclear Grenoble pushed the envelope for New York fashion Week for the VIPs and Fashion Press who gathered at Gotham Hall and this year was no exception.  I was very fortunate to be invited to the show and upon hearing about their previous ice skating show in Central Park for Fall 2012, I couldn’t wait to see how art, fashion and music would be combined to create one of the most ‘talked about shows’ for the season.

Upon entering the building visitors were treated to complete darkness with dimly lit chandeliers and a completely black hallway, draped in curtains, that lead into an area in which over 300 models were standing in a dark room standing completely still and elevated in a perfect circle around the spectators.  The feeling was of a modern day coliseum, but the fashionistas were in the center ring.

After a few moments in drenched darkness, the theme from Star Wars began playing loudly and a carefully orchestrated light-show glittered on the models clad in Monclear’s popular puffer jackets, headgear and gloves in shades of black, emerald green, gray and beige.

The show was an overwhelming display of color, sound and audible gasps from the crowd who didn’t hold back showing their surprise at such a fascinating way to show at New York Fashion Week.