Behind the Lens at NYFW [PART 2]

After street style hunting outside of Moynihan Station, my friend Cara and I went backstage at The Dock to dress models for BAJA EAST’s runway show. I had never heard of BAJA EAST before Cara told me, but it looked like a cool up-and-coming brand to work with. Being able to witness how the runway […]

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Behind the Lens at NYFW ’16 [PART I]

A first-hand account of street style hunting in the New York’s fashionable tundra  I stood frozen on the corner of West 33rd and 8th Avenue for over an hour and a half. Forget trying to stay out of the way of the cameras, I was literally frozen in place from the numbing cold. I wasn’t […]

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"Fairy Tale Fashion" Exhibit at the Museum at FIT

The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology reinterprets the original fairy tales written by the storytellers Brothers Grimm, Charles Perrault and others… Not the Disney versions.  Since these fairy tales were more like fictional horror stories graphic cautionary tales to keep children well-behaved,  the literature is quite horrifying—read Hans Christian Andersen’s story of The Little Mermaid and you’ll […]

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Mira Sushi & Izakaya

After one of my job interviews, I met up with my brother Dylan at Mira Sushi for lunch.  I did notice the 2015 Zagat-rated sticker on the front door, but I didn’t piece together how accomplished Mira Sushi until I did a bit more research. Chef Brian Tsao has been delighting the Flat Iron district […]

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Bassanova Ramen

In the middle of Chinatown—between the traditional Chinese restaurants, shops and market stands—lies a hidden treasure on Mott Street. If you’re looking for something that’s beyond vegetable fried rice and General Tso’s, hit up Bassanova, a favorite ramen noodle bar in New York City recognized by The New York Times, Business Insider and Daily Candy. Ramen […]

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Parsons School of Design Discusses Influential New York Women in Fashion Retail

I was pleasantly surprised to find the Women in New York Fashion: Twentieth Century Retail Mavens symposium on Eventbrite. The general public’s knowledge of fashion is solely focused on the designers and the celebrities who wear their designs. As talented and fascinating as these designers are, there’s a group of people responsible for placing them in the […]

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FashionistaCON NYC Tickets Available on Gilt

While I was writing my recap on New York Fashion Week, I ran over to Gilt and was pleasantly surprised to find another must-attend event… Fashionista is hosting its “How to Make It in Fashion” conference in the Meatpacking District on Friday, Oct. 23.  Writers and editors with various backgrounds in digital media, publishing and […]

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Lie Sangbong at New York Fashion Week

My friend Cara and I finally went to New York Fashion Week this year—we bought tickets on Gilt to see Lie Sangbong‘s show at Chelsea Piers. After we checked in, we ran straight to the bar for champagne cocktail hour, then checked out the rooftop bar and the Jay Godfrey SS16 presentation on the second floor. I […]

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Global Fashion Capitals at the Museum at FIT

The current exhibit at The Museum at FIT showcases the fashion and style of cities with burgeoning creativity from all over the world. The exhibit was beautifully curated to illustrate how designers bring their culture to their craft—diversification of the industry is paramount in the digital age when people can travel through social media, blogs […]

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New York City | The Met, the Neue Galerie, Cafe Sabarsky, Bryant Park

Last Saturday was certainly one of my favorite days spent in the New York City. As part of the course I’m taking, Vienna and the Modern World, we went to see exhibits at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Neue Galerie.  Before leaving Newport, I snapped a quick picture of Queen Anne Square when […]

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