Sunday, April 1, 2012

Taking a bite out of the Big Apple pt. 4 - Glad I got to see...

Lady Gaga's Workshop at Barney's - It was over-the-top and a sucker trap for tourists, but it was fun to see the custom products created by well-known NYC companies in collaboration with the event, such as Eleni's cookies, Deborah Lippman and Erickson Beamon.

 Hair boudoir window

Daphne Guinness exhibition at the Museum at F.I.T. - Daphne Guinness could be described as the Lady Gaga of the socialite world, as her personal style has been considered eccentric and quirky. Though several adjectives have been used to describe her personal style, boring is a vocabulary word that hasn't been able to see the light of day. I am more inspired by Daphne Guinness' intent to dress how she sees fit, as opposed to being a slave to the dictates of fashion. Her hair is skunk-striped and yet still looks elegant. She wore the loster claw-looking armadillo heels and looked graceful. Oh, teach me your ways, Daphne. Looking at the collection intensified my respect for Alexander McQueen's creations, as being able to see the intricate details, vibrant colors and textures in the flesh as opposed to through a computer screen made my jaw drop in awe.

Visitor's pamphlet. No photos were allowed to be taken :(

Warby Parker Holiday Spectacular Bazaar - The glasses company created a pop-up shop in a renovated garage in Soho where visitors could browse spectacles lined up on shelves inside of yurts (tents), get their photographs taken whilst wearing winter accessories such as a viking-esque horned helmut and a holly wreath crown. The company also gave out swag bags with black and white fold-out  coloring pages and a mini canvas-wrapped journal. Even though I don't wear glasses, I would consider investing in a pair of frames as they are flattering and a bargain compared to some other bifocal makers.

I was partial to the Griffin Greystone pair.

Holiday window browsing - This needs no explanation. Holiday window browsing is holiday cheer and fantasy come to life.

 Bergdorf's and Barney's windows were opulent and truly works of art.

Chelsea Market - Aside from the array of amazing foods from stores such as Eleni's cookies, The Lobster Place, One Lucky Duck, and others, the pop-up marketplace of various artisans showing their crafts was amazing. There were great lines of delicate and bold jewelry, all-leather bags and accessories, stationery artists and more.

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