The Costume Institutehas gone all out thanks to new halls donated by the incredible Tisch family. And what better way to celebrate than with the anti fashion fashion, PUNK.
I even in the late 80s had a punk moment for Halloween where I wore a plastic bag and dark eye makeup and travelled my neighborhood carrying a pillow case filled with candy. But PUNK isn’t a joke or a Halloween costume, its the breakout from stereotypes and a reflection of the ultimate angst. It can be hot and sexy and dark or honestly a little scary with multiple piercings and anger infliction/ mutilation/ defamation.
For me the hottest looks this season that didn’t go “costume” where JLo, Beyonce, Sienna Miller, Miley Cyrus, and Gisele Bundchen.
The Met is my sanctuary and filled with inspiration and history. Blog about what you love and hate, and make opinions like crazy
On your way out, check out the exhibit and walk through the sculpture garden.
Thank you Andrew Bolton and Harold Koda for your incredible vision and anthropological look at fashion.
It was a rainy November day, and my dear friend and NJ native, Greg Kleva asked me to come to Seaside NJ to his hometown high school to see the destruction from Hurricane Sandy 2012. When I arrived at Central Regional High School, I saw more than I had anticipated.
I first met Superintendent Dr. Tom Parlapanides, who welcomed me to the school as if it were his home. I was immediately introduced to the elementary age students who Dr. T, as his students refer to him as, has taken under his wing, literally. Hugh J. Boyd Jr elementary school was devastated by Hurricane Sandy. As of a few weeks ago, Central Regional High school is its new home. There is more than just one thing wrong. The reports and teaching supplies from the elementary school are mold filled, therefore toxic and unusable. Despite all this, the teachers are still making it work with minimal supplies, and the children are traveling sometimes over an hour to get to school every morning. I got the opportunity to sit at the lunch table with some of the children who were very open about not having power for weeks, and how yummy the macaroni was.
One boy hasn’t seen some of his friends in weeks. An average of 20% of the typical students are not at school, yet the ones who can make it, some by taxi, are ready and eager to learn. School is a fundamental part of their life, and these 5 to 11 year olds were hopeful despite the devastation they’ve endured. For now, Central Regional High School is their new home, and Dr. T is their dad. I watched the younger children play with the high school students, and the enthusiasm was contagious. This is the kind of contagion we should be spreading: love and compassion.
NEEDS:dry erase chalk boards, teaching supplies, laptops, pencils, pens and games. Work books, are desperately needed.
HUGH J BOYD Jr Elementary School
c/o Central Regional Highschool
509 Forest Hills Parkway
Bayville, NJ 08721
My ULTA ultras for the Jill Stuart 2013 spring fashion show. Check out this gorgeous makeup palette from ULTA. I used the smokey blue eye color, benefit mascara, and the bare minerals lip color for a soft lip.
The Jill Stuart show showed neutrals and straight hair. Maybe I should channel that for the show tomorrow. Thoughts?
What an amazing collection. It was new to see longer slimmer skirts, and tones of clothes that were makeup colors like : blush, pale pink, and ruby red. The femininity in lace and the ladylike shapes are still a staple at Jill Stuart. It was exactly what I expected, and exactly who I want to dress like: pretty, soft, yet sophisticated.
Getting ready for down under? Fashion palette had a series of Australian designers who showed in new york. I got to wear Akira a Japanese designer, even Vogue.com photographed me at the Brian Atwood party.
My first fashion show this season was from a native of Amsterdam, Oclay Gulsen. The skin tight, high slit dresses are hot, and the 5inch maryjane platforms were to die for. Congrats Dolce on your first New York show.