When you need a change of pace and scenery and have no particular destination in mind – wake up in Paris! It’s the best city to get lost in, time and again, at least for me and my bestie Lily. We rendezvoused on the whim from both coasts – she from LA and me from NY. We travel like the adventure monkeys we are, even off the fashion week schedule. We missed NY FW and left Paris before all the crazy fashionistas flooded it again; but boy – did we have fun! Sleepless nights and busy days, and we couldn’t get out of Paris – the city of Lights, the city of Love. We’ll save Spain for another time. Anyway, enjoy the conundrum with us and have a laugh! Merci and J’aitme ! 🙂
So I flew to Europe end of June sorta last minute – me from NY and my bestie Lily from LA – and so followed our crazy seven day swirl tasmanian sweep through 7 countries… or so I recall. We rendezvoused in Dusseldorf, Germany, drove our vintage 1975 convertible Mercedes Benz to Paris the next morning, passing through Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, France. After hanging out with our friends in Paris for a day, driving that baby back early next morning back to Germany, so we could catch our plane to Palermo, Sicily mid day for our little place in the sun for a day and a half; then flying back to Dusseldorf for another day in the country with the castles in the sky. Afterwards, when our feet could not move on their own and our eyes could not stay open after sleepless days and nights, we returned to our respective cities. Did I thoroughly confuse and reprogram you yet? Check it out – and believe it when I say that the world is my oyster! Safe travels… Until then…
“Oh beautiful, for spacious skies” – decided to explore what’s right in front of my eyes – America, America – my land is your land. Having lived in the United States most of my life, I still get to discover new corners of this country that are as grand and lovely as any other part of the world. Some of my travels take me to California, Texas, Puerto Rico to name a few, even if just for a few days. The paradigm shift allows me to get a fresh appreciation for the beauty and the grandeur of my own homeland. I hope you do too! Enjoy:)
Travel is my meditation and the best way to change paradigms of perception and reality. I’m all for a quick getaway or two, if only for a day. Everything is close to your fingertips if you are on the east coast like NY – a day in Bermuda, a day in Savannah, a few days in LA or Puerto Rico, a week in Europe and beyond. Here are some snapshots from my trips around the bend, here and there and everywhere! Enjoy:)
Upon my recent visit to LA – I had a privilege to work on the photo fashion shoot with my great friend Ben Duggan, a very talented model Kenze and hair and makeup specialist Heather Rae. The Story was published by the Damaged/Goods magazine and the rest is history. Please check it out! We are all proud of our baby!
Kenze channelling those LA sunrays!
With another Fashion Week season behind us, I find it fascinating that fashion and style can be mutually exclusive.Trends might dictate the market and influence the buyers, but style can’t be bought or even taught, sort of like love. And then there are those very few rare individuals and trendsetters, visionaries if you will, who possess that certain intangible something, the priceless quality to inspire without trying. In my aspirational moments of working with very talented friends and professionals in fashion and art, I feel that sense of freedom and direction in the collective love of what we do – our artistic passion. Here are some visuals from last fashion week and the styling projects that I had the privilege to work on. Viewers can draw their own parallels. 🙂
What is a life without some inspiration, direction or a muse? If you ask me – a little lop-sided and a tad flat. As the new year and its’ countless resolutions and birthdays come to pass, one must always maintain a sense of wonderment and wanderlust – crucial in this day and age for all kinds of realisations and miracles. With all of the fun things coming up from fashion week ahead and Valentine’s day proclamations , we must not shy away from life’s great rulers – Love and Service! So delight in who you are:) Enjoy!
As the Spring Fashion Week season winds down in Paris – I’m reliving some fun moments from just a few weeks ago in NYC. New York was buzzing with amazing energy and a cool extravagant vibe of what it means to be alive, free-spritited and creative – what a great chance to connect with my buds from the meccas of the Fashion World! Pictures speak louder than words! Enjoy!
A few weeks ago, I was privileged to be a part of a fun collaborative fashion shoot with my very talented friends, some old and some new here in NYC; my very good friend photographer Shawn Reinoehl of Huffington Post fashion section, my newly found friends – makeup artist Samantha Goldstein, hair stylist Steven Fernandes, and our own very special model directly from France Axelle Mariani of Trump modelling agency.
The theme of the story revolves around the 70’s grunge/Punk Disco in the Fall of 2016 – sort of like Future Retro class of ’16 – a very prevalent moment right now in Fashion from the houses of Gucci, Balenciaga, Etro, to name a few. Here are some of my takes behind the scenes of our combined efforts. Stay tuned for the whole spread shortly. Enjoy:)
This year – I was fortunate to experience Halloween in my fave city New York – the city that never sleeps, always glowing in those high and low lights, buzzing with energy and people, dressed in fabulous and outrageous but ever so stylish costumes. After a black tie dinner gala – I joined my great friend Vivian Van Dijk of EyesIn magazine at the Boom Boom Room, where every year the elite of fashion and entertainment gather to celebrate this most outlandish holiday in full force, dressed up and ready to party like it’s 1999, boogying to the coolest tunes of the Standard’s music director DJ Arman Nafeei. Here are some pics of what transpired on October 31, 2015.
P.S. I was the SnakeQueen, dressed in one of my fave pieces circa Fall 2013 – a full-on python Gucci dress, resurrected from my vast fashion archives (I call it Narnia). Enjoy:)
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