Monday, March 29, 2010

my very first London Fashion Week {in NYC}.

last week i got an invite from a member of the British Fashion Council to check out the London Fashion Week designer showroom in the lofts at the Soho Grand Hotel {me = PSYCHED!! ^.^}.
this was my first-ever fashion showroom event of this caliper, and my, was i enamored and inspired by the intriguing fashions on display by the UK's finest in fashion!

tragically, my trusty Canon 5D {aka: my baby} could not make the journey with me ::smacks self on hand:: but thankfully, I had my new Blackberry in tow to share the showroom with you, at the very least.
it was suuuch a pleasure to meet and chat with all the designers, while soaking in their talent {drooling over every rack of clothing+accessories!}.

Maria Frencesca Pepe = creations so hott, you'll wanna sink your teeth into 'em {and then go out dancing}.
you'll have a set to spare with this necklace. :P
she also has a variety of buckles, tops and jewelry with similarly funky chompers.

rings that equal as a weapon >> BONUS!!

one of my favs of her clothing ... she also has leather overalls that stop at the thigh, aaand a metal chain jumper! ~.^

Holly Fulton. A glamorous/retro whimsy awaits you. :)
i looove the way she blends a retro vibe with modern shapes.
her sketches and purses are simply adorable!

want it all! how presh are those phone hoop earrings on the right?!

Craig Lawrence = sexy fringe 'n' formal wear.
This fellow can make a full-length gown, made from fine pieces of fine gold knit material in about a day! now, that's talent.
Lady GaGa wore one of these little beauties ... I covet his thigh highs!

Fannie Schiavoni and her lovely armor like pieces. So feminine, yet powerful {they almost make me wanna hop on a steed and go jousting}.

the adorable Swedish designer, herself. :)

my personal FAV. if i had this, i believe i would wear it daily. ;)

Atalanta Weller
faaab pumps. j'adore the party in the back. ;)

yes, those tall space age structures on the far right corner are in fact another of her heels. whew, mama!

Michael Lewis's shoes make me go ga-ga {not Lady}. so glam 'n' creative!

the fur is actually a cuff that fits over the shoe -- LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!

chess, anyone? heh.

Todd Lynn does the most beautiful, unique work with fur + knits. i want to drape myself in it allll {particularly this piece}. ;D

some other incredibly rad-tastic designers i met {that i, sadly, was unable to photograph} were the darling, daring Hannah Marshall {amazing sculptured, sexy, futuristic creations}; aaand, Christopher Raeburn, who utilizes vintage fabrics to reconstruct stylish, functional outerwear.

be sure to check out these talented, stylish Brits -- and let me know your favorite!

can't wait to sneak into the next showroom ... ;)


Thursday, March 18, 2010

Springy St. Patties {my very 1st in NYC}.

This time a year ago, I would have neverrr imagined I'd be spending my St. Patties living in New York City!! Here I am, though. ;D

I spent this St. Patricks holiday roaming Midtown, Union Square and Greenwich Village interviewing and photographing random New Yorkers for my new internship at TimeOut New York {hollaaa!!}. My new pal and fellow TONY intern, Stephen, and I scouted the streets on one of the most gloriously gorgeously springy days thus far of 2010 -- whatta splendid way to spend it!
The question of the day was whether you were stressed or happy - pretty basic, ha.
Most of the people we spoke to were really calm and happy, due to the newfound warmth and sunshine, but we got quite a few interesting stories associated with the given joy or grief, and met lots of cool folks from all over {ah, i love using the word 'folks', don't you? ha}.

Below are some of my favs, as far as style and overall great vibe -- be sure to check 'em out at or in the mag itself in the coming weeks. Also keep a lookout for my photo credit. ;) ;)



this little gal and her proud papa were anything but stressin'. :)

shaaaades of grey.

this rockin' rouge-lipped ginger chick and fellow painter is thrilled to have a brand new painting studio/apartment to call her very own {someday i shall, too ;)}.

the residential Union Square dancer.

these cuties had some fab shoesies!

so chill, sooo stylin'.

now, that's a sharp dressed man!

apparently, this fella was the "emaciated smoker" in Lady in the Water ... :)

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Presenting ... Salon Ciel, Feb. '10 NYC

If you know me at all then you know I am just as in love with art as I am photography.
Since I've gotten to NYC, I've been dyinnng to get involved in the art scene here, as I was in my dear, sweet Indianapolis. ^.^

Thankfully, I happened to stumble upon the cool 'n' quaint indie Salon Ciel via a Craigs List ad, looking for an art event photographer {too perfect, eh? hehe}.
Not only is the art the Salon presents rad, but so are the folks pulling the strings!
I was fortunate enough to shoot my very first {of their monthly} galleries at the end of February, at one of their gallery locales in Chelsea.
The artist represented this month was Sarah Small, a verrrry innovative, hippie-like chick, who combines photography, nudes, live models and singing to create her artwork coined "Delirium Constructions."
Around 10 individuals performed with her that evening, as there were also a variety of her photographs on display. Quite a quirky variety of characters, it was - performers roaming and dancing 'round the gallery in nothing but their birthday suits and maybe some body paint. Some would call it riske, indeed, but the vision behind it all is very beautiful and everyone involved extremely positive.

Here's to my very first NYC art show! More to come from the Salon in March. Stay tuned. :)

a kiss between a pair of married performers {she is adorably pregnant!}.

art imitating art.
that woman is too cute!

a view from atop the Salon penthouse {gorgeous view!!}.

a couple o' fellow art lovers i befriended.

another magical view from the penthouse {Dave, the penthouse owner and Ciel co-founder, has a fantastic variety of cacti and tribal art pieces on that lovely terrace!}.

and, it wouldn't be a party without cake, eh? ;)