Posts tagged nyc
Posts tagged nyc
Pink for the first day of spring.
Fur over coat over fleece over sweater.
Layered to the brim.
So, we all know my undying love for Nickelson Wooster, right? Fashion branding genius, super nice guy and excellent dresser. Well, as luck would have it I move to New York and he begins an epic journey overhauling JC Penney in Texas. Fine. I get it. Great opportunity. As I move to New York, he moves to Texas. Whatever.
Now, as I read last week, Nina Garcia has revealed that she too will be joining the Texas native brand this year. I mean, come on. Not just one fashion giant, but two? This is more than a coincidence.
Frankly, I’m just hurt. I came here to explore the world of fashion that I hold so dear to my heart. Now, all of the sudden that world is living my own (former) backyard. Life is a trip, I guess I’ll just have to fly south more often.
Ohh, how the mighty have fallen.
New retro suit. Let’s go swimming.
So, I have this little thing that I do. I tend to show my exact thoughts in my expression. Example: I was at the grocery store, looking for the perfect chip, and a man came and stood directly in between me and the shelf. I made a loud sigh, rolled my eyes and board into the back of his head until he glanced back and quickly moved out of the way. I guess he could sense me thinking “Are you f****** kidding me? Move.”.
Anywho, since I no longer have the shelter of a car to mask my emotional expressions I need to learn to control them. I think I might have offended a fellow subway passenger this morning when I very visibly (and audibly) scoffed at his shoes… but if you had seen them you would be on my side of the argument.
So, wish me luck in reigning in my emotion. Some things however are just too hard to mask. Baby steps, you know?
Yesterday was one of those days meant for exploring. After having a quick breakfast, an old, dear friend of mine -we’ll call her little J for privacy’s sake- and I explored Chelsea’s infamous art galleries.
We began in a gallery filled with gilded statues and chandeliers all with an animalistic vibe. Miniature statues of monkeys and crocodiles filled this room- ohh and one beautiful chandelier with a monkey in the middle.
We strolled closer to the water and ran into a lofted building with a different gallery on every floor- bingo. My favorite? Hyungsub Shin’s exhibition, “Unbreakable Sense”. This artist out of Korea does amazing things with paper, vinyl and glass - everything made to look like it was broken in some way. Truly amazing.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again - modern art isn’t really my thing. I love fine art, classics, but I do keep an open mind. There were definitely more than a few pieces in the galleries in Chelsea which kept little J and I rolling our eyes, shaking our heads and scoffing… but we’re a banker and in fashion- so what the hell do we know about art anyway?
If you haven’t been, you should definitely make your way down 27th near 10th ave, there are so many captivating galleries to visit. Also, Hotel Americano (with a great roof top bar) is on the same street…if you’re feeling a little thirsty after.
Dear Jessica Vollman,
Will you please go to this with me?
First official big girl trip for the new company. What to wear, what to wear? Hmm.. well, I need to represent the corporate fashion world which hails from NYC so the obvious choice? Black.
Actually thus far the city that never sleeps has been dressed pretty brightly - but if I am going to make my “I’m a big deal in this business” first impression, then I need to dress the part.
So above are a few things I have thrown together- luckily being the big deal that I am, a few pieces came gratis care of my new j-o-b. It’s hard being this awesome.