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L’ÉCOLE, SCHOOL OF JEWELRY ARTS INSIDE A GLITTERING WORLD OF GEMS Headquartered at Place Vendôme in Paris, L’École des Arts Joailliers (supported by Van Cleef & Arpels) has taken up temporary residence at the Frederick Sterner-designed Ziegler House (2 East 63rd Street) from which to welcome New Yorkers into the sparkling world of jewelry. Here, …

INDOCHINO :FLAGSHIP OPENING

The 1950-60s golden age of ad campaigns, marinated in cigarette smoke and liquid lunches, culturally immortalized Madison Avenue as the locus of the advertising world. These days however, it is the array of prestigious boutiques such as Chanel, Celine, and Barneys New York that burnishes the enduring mystique of this north to south tract of …

CHRISTIAN SIRIANO SS19 NEW YORK FASHION WEEK 09/08/2018

When Bravo’s Project Runway premieres its 17th season, Christian Siriano, who had won the reality design competition duringits fourth year, will be joined by Karlie Kloss to take over from the departing Tim Gunn and Heidi Klum. While his return is in the new role of mentoring to fledgling designers, it’s not entirely unfamiliar a …

FAIR WARNING – ROYAL JEWELS GO ON THE BLOCK AT SOTHEBY’S

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PAINT IT GRAY - BENJAMIN MOORE’S COLOR OF 2019 IS “METROPOLITAN AF-690”

Within the former Four Season’s pool room, now simply “The Pool” restaurant, the huddle of New York’s leaders in interior design, home décor, and architecture broke into applause at the reveal that Benjamin Moore’s Color of the Year 2019 is Metropolitan AF-690. Indeed, this elegant shade of gray is, what kids these days may call, …

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At the Morgan Library & Museum’s Gilder Lehrman Hall, the Region of Lombardy, the Municipality of Milan, and the Stelline Foundation hosted a showing of the Massimiliano Finazzer Flory short film “Being Leonardo da Vinci” (produced in partnership with RAI Cinema). This is just one of countless such events being held worldwide celebrating Leonardo da …

HA-- USER & WIRTH EXHIBITIONS – MARK WALLINGER and FAUSTO MELOTTI

HA– USER & WIRTH EXHIBITIONS – MARK WALLINGER and FAUSTO MELOTTI New exhibitions – “Fausto Melotti: The Deserted City” and “Mark Wallinger: Study of Self Reflection” – were just launched simultaneously, both slated to run through October 27 at Hauser & Wirth (548 W 22nd Street). Significantly, this is Mr. Wallinger’s overdue first art gallery solo showing in the United States. And the Turner-prize …

BAR PA TEA'S BUBBLICIOUS ANNIVERSARY BASH

BAR PA TEA’S BUBBLICIOUS ANNIVERSARY BASH Among New York’s seemingly endless proliferation of specialty food spots, Bar Pa Tea (85 Kenmare Street) has emerged as a front runner for blending its bubble tea variants not just with “healthier” ingredients but with soft serve ice cream and unusual combos. But even current favorites like the “Matcha …

DAVID HART AT THE CROSS SECTION OF THEN AND NOW

DAVID HART AT THE CROSS SECTION OF THEN AND NOW Nothing is more telling of fashion amateurs than their automatic dismissal of 1970s dressing as “cheesy” or “campy”. Certainly, there were some ill-conceived trends – but every decade has a quota of those. Is it even necessary to bring up that men’s rompers moment of …

ALEXANDER ABRAMOV BARES ALL IN BOOK SERIES

ALEXANDER ABRAMOV BARES ALL IN BOOK SERIES Artist and Instagram sensation Alexander Abramov recently rolled out the latest edition in his five-part photography and memoir book series “Uncovered” at the exhibition space of Pennsy Food Hall (located levels above Penn Station). Situated over the main chef-driven dining venue with its extensive outdoor seating and festive …

HAMPTONS INTERACTIVE INFLUENCER BRUNCH DEBUTS ON THE EAST END

HAMPTONS INTERACTIVE INFLUENCER BRUNCH DEBUTS ON THE EAST END The Hamptons’ hectic social calendar just got a little more festive this season with the launch of what promises to be the first of Vanessa Gordon’s Interactive Influencer Brunch. On the lawn of the Topping Rose House hotel and restaurant, Ms. Gordon was in a lovely …

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FROM RUNWAYS TO REALITY SHEREE COSMETICS GIVES BEAUTY A NATURAL LOOK In the course of her career as a makeup artist, Tiffany Sheree Hudson Hermann couldn’t quitefind products that delivered on everything she required. Eventually she realized the only thing to do was to create the products herself. And following ten months of development she …

PARKE & RONEN’s SPRING SUMMER 2019 COLLECTION IS CALIFORNIA DREAMING

PARKE & RONEN’s SPRING SUMMER 2019 COLLECTION IS CALIFORNIA DREAMING At some point in the course of Parke & Ronen’s evolution, the brand found its surest footing by embracing “destination fashion”, which is to say the line focuses on men’s essentials for cheery travel jaunts. Because its core aesthetic is that of the strapping, gym-toned …

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When William John Cunningham (1929–2016) rode off this mortal coil, fellow lensmen wore blue jackets at New York Fashion Week to honor his memory. More recently, friends and colleagues congregated for the opening of “Celebrating Bill Cunningham” at the New York Historical Society (170 Central Park West) where some of the beloved photographer’s images, personal …

ANCHORS AWEIGH! A VOYAGE ON CHRIS-CRAFT BOATS

ANCHORS AWEIGH! A VOYAGE ON CHRIS-CRAFT BOATS Chris-Craft Boats: An American Classic ($65.00 Rizzoli New York) the new book from Nick Voulgaris III, sets sail into Summer across several cities after its launch where a gorgeous Capri 21 christened the Ralph Lauren Home Edition was showcased in front of Rizzoli on Broadway. The boat, immediately …

James LaForce and Stephen Henderson (image by Jodi Cornish)

STEPHEN HENDERSON – GENEROUS SERVINGS A beautiful table was set. Guests began to arrive as the warm glow of a New York Spring twilight descended upon the commodious and well-appointed apartment of journalist and author Stephen Henderson and PR mogul husband James LaForce. The gathering was being hosted by the couple for Leadership for Educational Equity in support of an initiative assisting future front runners in political public service. Friends and associates are aware that cordial get together such as this occur here with some frequency, …