Sunday, February 13, 2011

Backstage At Jason Wu

My source reported a profusion of hand embroidery and hand stitched lace backstage at Jason Wu this season. Each piece for Fall 2011 contained intricate details. Pictures above are backstage shots with Jourdan Dunn and Karlie Kloss, a picture of the model card, and a shot of the lace head pieces worn in the show. Thanks so much to my source, who I haven't named to protect his privacy. What a great glimpse into the behind the scenes stuff that make these shows so great!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Belly Dancing at Honey Exhibition Opening

Even the belly dancer is into pink

At the Honey Exhibition opening at Liloeve gallery on Grand Street this weekend and saw some amazing works. The gallery was small and intimate, and tinged with an air of exotica. Candles burned and orchid displays perched in the corners gave the gallery an almost jungley sorta vibe. The exhibit included well curated work from some of my favorite designers (including Lara Kurtzman and Skye Phaebl) as well as other fine artists. As I am a fan when all the arts combine I was especially excited to see this belly dancer there. It was an unexpected surprise, and the way she managed to writhe, contort, and shake her body in time to the music was a splendid sight. I especially loved the crescendo at the end with candles on her head (lower picture). And what color did she choose to wear? Why, pink of course!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Life Has Been Coming Up Roses

So you can start to think in pink.

Just in time for Valentines day magazines covers barrage us with pink and I kind of love it. Never has the taupey shades of pink out there on the market felt more right. After a recession full of beige this feminine color provides a sweet relief. Among the covers that featured pink details were Art News, House Beautiful, and Lucky.

The obsession with pink may have started when Pantone announce their color of the year, honeysuckle pink. Observe Swatch #18-2121:

This time I agree that this is a color with momentum, unlike last year when they selected turquoise (yikes).

Pink has been inspiring me too. Some Pink things that have gotten my juices flowing lately:

This photo of a bedouin Girl from NPR slide show

Slumber #3, 2009-2010, by Zhang Xiaogang

And... is it ridiculous to feel inspired by nail-polish?

Lovin' Royal Flush Blush by OPI. Go to "try on this color" on the website so you can see how the shade will look on your hand.