Friday, September 19, 2014

Welcome to New York

having a love and hate relationship with this city, it inspires and sucks out all the energy at the same time. 





Thursday, September 18, 2014

Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe

Another good reason to escape Manhattan and go to Brooklyn: excellent exhibition at Brooklyn Musem - on everything about high heels!

Killer Heels explores fashion’s most provocative accessory. From the high platform chopines of sixteenth-century Italy to the glamorous stilettos on today’s runways and red carpets, the exhibition looks at the high-heeled shoe’s rich and varied history and its enduring place in our popular imagination. 

I loved how they showed historical examples, last season designer shoes, architecture, decorative arts and movie clips side by side as serving inspiration to each other


Prada spring/summer 2012

Prada


Maison Martin Margiela glass slippers, for real-life Cindrellas maybe?

Nicolas Ghesquière for Balenciaga

On the left: Rocky Color Cone by Jarvis W. Rockwell (1938), on the right: Salvatore Ferragamo platform sandals from 1938

Did you know where this season's "it-shoe" origins from and why it's named a mule?


Presented alongside the objects in the exhibition are six specially commissioned short films inspired by high heels. The filmmakers are Ghada Amer and Reza Farkhondeh, Zach Gold, Steven Klein, Nick Knight, Marilyn Minter, and Rashaad Newsome.

Stills from the Steven Klein's Untitled 7 minutes long movie (see a short preview here)

And Nick Knight's film for the exhibition:
'La Douleur Exquise' features a one-of-a-kind, specially-made pair of glass slippers by Georgina Goodman and draws on the object's association in fairytales with the painful pursuit of love. Passion, tension, hardship and discomfort are all themes that underly this visual exploration of shoes.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Monday, September 15, 2014

september 15

Last week I was still running around like crazy trying to find a pair of perfect summer shorts as it was 30 degrees Celsius outside, now suddenly it's all about layers, sweaters and leather again. Couldn't been happier!


/leather jacket - Zara, bag - &other stories, boots - Adieu Paris, cardigan - H&M/


Sunday, September 14, 2014

boom

williamsburg

golden hour

when sun is about to set

Friday, September 12, 2014

bad luck spot


Autumn has arrived

at least at the Union Square greenmarket. Otherwise it's still sunny and hot like summer...




Thursday, September 11, 2014

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Early morning at Flower District



Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream

Van Leeuwen's ice creams are my favourites I've had in New York so far.

They started out in Brooklyn, selling their ice cream out of a truck but now there's already three cafes and six trucks all over the city.

You are most likely to spot their ice cream truck in Soho, on the corner of Prince and Greene street.


I usually never have strawberry ice cream because they're all very artificial but at Van Leeuwen you can expect only natural and the highest quality ingredients. 

This is their cosy cafe in East Village where they also serve excellent coffee and have special weekly flavours. 
Sour cream ice cream with blueberry swirl - ice cream experience I'll never forgot. After having 2 scoops at the cafe, we also took a pint of it home with us.
Also, the Earl Grey was much much better than I ever expected.

Passion fruit + salted caramel + sour cream blueberry


Vogue Italia September 2014, 50th anniversary issue

One of the very first shoots I did in New York is now finally out in the iconic Vogue Italia 50th anniversary issue.

Luxottica Special






Monday, September 8, 2014

"ugh"


what makes you feel beautiful?

still trying to figure it out..

the land of freedom behind the bared-wire fence


Tibi Spring-Summer 2015 backstage

Saturday at Highline Stages for TiBI Spring-Summer 2015 show











Backstage catering here is surprisingly healthy, usually it's just crappy sandwiches and chips. And this Aveda water bottle is très genial - first, it's reusable and when empty you can fold it and it takes less space in your bag.