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.
Photo Credit: “Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations” Costume Institute Exhibition at the Met. (Getty)
With Memorial Day approaching, what to wear this summer is on everyone’s mind. My inspiration comes from the new exhibit from the Met’s Costume Institute: “Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations,” about Italian design icons Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada.
I was in love with the show and its styles – from mixing masculine and feminine, to layering, to unusual textures – and it made me think about what everyone needs this summer to be chic. A la Prada, a long or tea length skirt is a must-buy. By showing off less skin, let those boys’ imaginations go wild at the beach or at the bar. Channel Schiaparelli by choosing a shrunken sweater – I love Ralph Lauren’s.
Schiaparelli also loved the charm of a pretty woman in a dress, but gave the look an edge. I say, this summer choose a gorgeous floral dress, but wear it with Keds or ballet flats instead of a heel. And, last but not least, when in doubt, play with patterns like Prada, who’s known for mixing prints.
Wearing Alice and Oliviaat the WEpremiere. Madonna got teared up at the premiere as she spoke of true love. It’s still attainable, guys. You can have a fairytale life and meet the man of your dreams. You have to believe in yourself and have self respect,and he will find you.
This week, I shot the cover photo for my upcoming book — “I Can Make You Hot” — which St. Martin’s Press is releasing in spring 2012.
For me, being “hot” is having confidence and taking leaps of faith without regret. For the St. Martin’s art director, Ervin Serrano, inspiration came from some photos taken by Seth Sabal, which evoke the new all-American girl: great hair, great smile, fresh feeling, and an easy and relaxed look.
All this book-cover image talk got me thinking about bringing the idea of the iconic all-American ’70s “Breck Girl” (of shampoo-commercial fame), back to the streets of New York in a modern way.
Some of my favorite pieces for reinventing the “Breck Girl”: H&M sequin styles, a fedora by Theory, Rogan’s Svelte Skinny Jeans, Prada oxford loafers, ’40s-inspired sapphire-blue silk blouses from Calypso St. Barth, and or red patent Repetto ballet flats (which my ex-husband got for me on his trip to Paris – so thoughtful!).
When wearing these styles, fashion lovers, make sure you always channel cool .
Ringing the Nasdaq opening bell to celebrate the September cover of Shape Magazine was major. To grace the cover at 43 was an honor and then to promote it at Nasdaq, the lover and admirer of the pioneer and entrepreneur, was EPIC.
I’ve always beat to my own drummer and done things the untraditional way, and I have taken many leaps of faith, never looked back, always stayed true to myself, and maintained integrity. Making mistakes is what life is all about, and I’ve made a lot. One thing that is constant is that Ive always remained respectful to myself, others, and to my body. Have fun with what life brings you, and treat your body like a Ferrari.
Thank your David and Jennifer for having me open the market on Sept 1,2011.
What a cool experience to close market at NASDAQ with the finalist of American Idol. My kids said it best that the singers are so real that it made living your dream an approachable idea. Thank you NASDAQ and American Idol for inspiring our kids to want to do well.
Down to earth Khloe Kardashian (KK) is the new face of Hpnotiq. My girls and I are huge fans of the K’s and Khloe is our favorite. So when I was invited to the Dream Hotel to support her, I went. And what did I see? Khloe in her tight dress had a killer body. I admit it here, I had “butt envy”. I workout tirelessly and I’ll never have a tabletop like hers. Congrats Khloe on your new gig and on your DNA.
Kelly Killoran Bensimon: Real Housewives of New York Star What drove you Downtown? My first apartment when I came to New York as a model was at 14 Prince Street. What inspired your jewelry line? I was lucky to travel a lot at a young age. Travel is a wonderful education and I was exposed to many different cultures. It was clear to me that each culture had a definitive style. I use what I’ve learned as inspiration.
What’s your advice for other moms? Life is an organic experience. Don’t be concerned with your five-year plan. Be excited by your life’s plan.
Do your children love what you do? They love the creative aspect of my work, and they see how diligent and pragmatic I am. I don’t want them to love what I do. I want them to be inspired by the opportunities I’ve made.