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
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
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
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
Friday, September 12, 2014
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
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
Monday, September 8, 2014
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.