Crushing on the NY ring, celebrating the city that stole my heart. Art Youth Society handmade14K rosegold geometric jewelry, modern symbols to express your mood. Collection includes rings, pendants, earrings, bracelets. #AYS #stayGold. 15sec instavid on @NYfashionReporter.

@fossil summer 2014 #charms remind you of #beach day happiness wherever you go. So inspired, I created a 15sec video. See vimeo.com/MicheleNYfashion. #instavid on @NYfashionReporter #fossilstyle #beachjewelry #charmsbracelet

@fossil summer 2014 #charms remind you of #beach day happiness wherever you go. So inspired, I created a 15sec video. See vimeo.com/MicheleNYfashion. #instavid on @NYfashionReporter #fossilstyle #beachjewelry #charmsbracelet

Summer dressing for beach days or steamy city nights, from ReverieNewYork, by designer Ronit Genik. Fabrics include sky inspired prints of clouds or lightning, gold/black metallic, sheer details, and ever-chic black.

~courtesy images

JC de Castelbajac resort 15 collection, shown in NY. A few of my favorite looks, the graphic black and white patterns, and beach umbrella motifs, whimsical without being overly cute. The seashore blue color is to die for, perfect for a beach getaway or cooling off on the city streets in summer. Several great looking open back details of cutouts and lattice work.

Castelbajac is well-known for his history of bold graphic prints and strong colors. This collection is looking very refreshing, modern silhouettes, inventive details. For more from resort, see JC de Castelbajac’s instagram.

~courtesy photos: Sydney Reising Creative

Relaxing summer Sunday on the west side #NYC #HudsonRiver #summerintheCity #summerinNYC (at Hudson River Running/Bike Path)

Relaxing summer Sunday on the west side #NYC #HudsonRiver #summerintheCity #summerinNYC (at Hudson River Running/Bike Path)

Sherbet sunset in #NewYorkCity tonight #NYsunset

Sherbet sunset in #NewYorkCity tonight #NYsunset

#NYsunset #CentralPark #reservoir #cherryblossom #floweringtree. my #NewYorkCity love you forever (at Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir)

#NYsunset #CentralPark #reservoir #cherryblossom #floweringtree. my #NewYorkCity love you forever (at Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir)

Charles James: Beyond Fashion exhibition at the Met Museum’s Costume Institute opens tomorrow, May 8, and will be on view from May 8 - Aug 10, 2014. Officially opening the Anna Wintour Costume Center, the inaugural exhibition covers the career of American couturier Charles James (1906-1978) and is presented in two separate locations - the new Anna Wintour Costume Center (AWCC) as well as galleries on the Museum’s first floor. First Lady Michelle Obama cut the ribbon at the opening ceremony on May 5, press preview day.

James’s dedication to fashion as an art form is evident in his complex, innovative construction. Garments on view span his career from the late 1920s to 1978, with most pieces being from 1932-1960. Probably best known for his sculptural ballgowns of the late 1940s - early 50s, the main floor gallery is dedicated solely to showcasing his 15 most iconic gowns, including the ‘Clover Leaf’, ‘Butterfly’, ‘Tree’, and ‘Swan’.

I was surprised to discover that James himself felt his “most important design contribution was his tailoring, most of which did not make it into the magazines”. The AWCC features his coats, suits, day dresses, and additional gowns.

The exhibition explores James’s design process, specifically his use of sculptural, scientific, and mathematical approaches. There’s also a modern technical aspect to the exhibit. Video animation explanations are shown on monitors, to help tell the story of each gown’s intricate construction and history, including vintage images. Programmed light projectors with robotic boom arms are next to many of the garments. They direct the visitor’s eye to the area of the gown the digital content explores. Live-feed cameras detailing the backs of garments are projected on the walls.

I did love the ephemera/ memorabilia room, especially seeing original drawings, and press clippings which included illustrations by famed fashion illustrator Antonio.

For exhibition hours and further info, see <met museum.org>. Companion book is available there also.

photos: Michele K., plus images courtesy the Metropolitan Museum of Art

#MetGala #BlakeLively in @gucci w #RyanReynolds @metmuseum red carpet. My photos from across the street. (at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York)

#MetGala #BlakeLively in @gucci w #RyanReynolds @metmuseum red carpet. My photos from across the street. (at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York)

#MetGala @taylorswift in #ODLR #OscarDeLaRenta @oscarprgirl #TaylorSwift @metmuseum red carpet. My view from across the street. (at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York)

#MetGala @taylorswift in #ODLR #OscarDeLaRenta @oscarprgirl #TaylorSwift @metmuseum red carpet. My view from across the street. (at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York)

#MetGala outside, red carpet arrivals complete @metmuseum #charlesjames  (at Metropolitan Museum)

#MetGala outside, red carpet arrivals complete @metmuseum #charlesjames (at Metropolitan Museum)

@metmuseum #metgala interior sneak peek earlier this afternoon. Floral dress sculpture #charlesjames

@metmuseum #metgala interior sneak peek earlier this afternoon. Floral dress sculpture #charlesjames

#CharlesJames Beyond Fashion exhibition press preview today #fashionexhibition @metmuseum #costumeinstitute #annawintourcostumecenter (at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York)

#CharlesJames Beyond Fashion exhibition press preview today #fashionexhibition @metmuseum #costumeinstitute #annawintourcostumecenter (at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York)

@metmuseum gets ready for #MetGala tonight. View from this afternoon. #charlesjames exhibit debuts.

@metmuseum gets ready for #MetGala tonight. View from this afternoon. #charlesjames exhibit debuts.

#AnnaWintour #CostumeCenter official opening today #CharlesJames exhibit @metmuseum #costumeinstitute  (at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York)

#AnnaWintour #CostumeCenter official opening today #CharlesJames exhibit @metmuseum #costumeinstitute (at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York)


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