Art Miami and Context hosted their VIP preview on Tuesday, December 3rd, officially opening tradition of the anchor art fair for the City of Miami and the second edition of its sister fair. Benefiting PAMM--Perez Art Museum Miami the "can't miss" VIP Preview-- has become the traditional kickoff to Miami Art Week-providing an initial first look for international collectors, curators and art world luminaries and to view and acquire the most important works of contemporary, modern, cutting edge and emerging art available before the fair open to the public the following day.
Standouts intrinisic to our access of the preview included: Agostino Bonalumi's Rosso, 2009, acrylic on striped James Baron Art, Rome; Alex Katz's Ada, Ocean, Wind + Sun 2002, Oil on Canvas, William Sherburn Gallery, St. Louis; Bernard Williams' Bulletproof 26, Installation of painted canvas, unstretched canvas installation panels 2013, Ethan Cohen Gallery, New York
*photos by The Quest for "it"
Yesterday the designers Otto Drögsler and Jörg Ehrlich from the German fashion label ODEEH showed their new collection No 9 at Paris Fashion Week. The défilé was set up September 28that 4:00 pm in the artistic space of Espaces Commines in Paris-Marais. The show was attended by 300 international guests from the fashion and art scene.
Floral abstractions,*** geometric contrasts, precise cuts and layered silhouettes – the S/S 2014 ODEEH collection expertly builds a bridge between the design and style of constructivism to the glamour of art deco. The different manifestations of these two styles are reconciled by the designers Jörg Ehrlich and Otto Drögsler with the typical ODEEH hallmarks. They create a modern look that emphasises the tension between the precision of art deco and the eclectic of constructivism.
***As far as the patterns and structures are concerned, flowing silk prints meet strict tailoring, and geometric shapes meet floral patterns: striking jacquard structures, prints on silk and mesh and honeycomb structures emphasise the other’s strengths. The play with prints and patterns is never too omnipresent: in most cases it is revealed only on closer inspection – like the interpretation of camouflage elements in small, dark floral designs.
*photos courtesy of Prag Agency/Image.net
On Friday, July 5th a select group of Hamptonites gathered for the 2013 Art Southampton Kick Off Party hosted by Beth McNeill-Muhs and Artist Jeff Muhs at the Jeff Muhs Studio in the town of Southampton. The event was a true summer soiree offering a full evening--cocktails, rawbar and live enertainment. Early arrivals were free to peruse the grassy landscape, view Muh's outdoor sculptures and even take a seat in his "inspired" outdoor tent. Muhs' home which also functions in part as his studio, surrounded by a large outdoor deck was filled with guests discussing the upcoming Art Southampton exhibition. Many were spotted swaying to the tunes of DJ Twilo, and noshing on wine and cheese.
Circa 9:00 pm a performance by Watermill Center Artist Catherine Galasso took place. To follow are select photos from the event.
Left to Right: Artist Jeff Muhs (above); Guest & Fashion Photographer Christian DiLallal; Dex Philipp & Montgomery Frazier
The red carpet was ablaze early evening June 3rd at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall in New York City as the 2013 CFDAs got under way. The carpet, a mix of the Fashion industry's most revered designers new and legendary, matched only bythe world's most revered top models, sprinkled with just a few key celebs for good measure made for a sizzling hot evening. Twitter feeds went bezerk with the play by play for the evening being best captured by WWD. Zac Posen was seen on the carpet with Actress Juliette Lewis, Michael Kors with supermodel Karolina Kourkova, Alexander Wang with Erin Wasson. Appearing as nothing short of stunning were: Nicole Richie, Sofia Vergara, Rooney Mara, Joan Smalls, Jordana Dunn, Julie Macklowe & more. To follow are select photos culled from WWD.
Top to Bottom: Nicole Richie (above) Karlie Kloss, Hilary Rhoda, Jordana Dunn
Candy Ice Jewelry hosted the Fire and Ice Gala at the Lexington Social House in Hollywood benefitting Fresh2o recently. The UK based charity raises funds to provide access to fresh water by building water wells in struggling communities globally.
Guests were able to preview the sparkling one-of-a-kind pieces by Candy Ice Jewelry, magnificently displayed in a beautiful white cabinet in the center of the main room. This fine jewelry line has been worn on the red carpet by many top celebrities, including Katy Perry, Selena Gomez, Taylor Swift and Paris Hilton, among others. Stars flock to designer Lucy Kilislian’s glamorous creations for their beauty and functionality. Candy Ice Jewelry features a unique blend of interchangeable charms consisting of different shapes, colors, and sizes, allowing Kilislian to build jewelry on the spot, for any client.
Celebrity DJ Brynn Taylor got the party going with high energy mash-ups next to an amazing interactive game created specifically for the event by media artist Esteban Rey. Partygoers delighted in being able to move pink fire and water and fling diamonds from their fingers through images displayed on the walls.
Additionally guests enjoyed pink cocktails made with ginger flavored Yazi vodka and a massive candy display by Hollywood Candy Girls. Guests seeking treats made themselves goody bags to take home filled with gourmet candy of all kinds.
Because everyone likes to arrive in style, motorbike driven carriages from Seven Wheel Wonders were on site to bring guests to and from the event with both an Old Hollywood style carriage and a black winged vampire inspired carriage. Handsome men in tuxedos helped guests in and out of the seats and took them on city rides around Hollywood.
Fresh2o has yet to announce how many water wells they are now able to build with the proceeds from the night but we have been told it is at least five named for the celebrities who supported them including Vivica Fox, Mischa Barton, Ellen Hollman, Briana Evigan and Audrina Patridge.
Top to Bottom: Mischa Barton (above); Vivica Fox; Audrina Patridge; Laura Bryna
*photos courtesy of Jane Owen PR
One of the most electrifying events of the year took place last evening, Saturday, December 29th at New York City's famed Waldorf Astoria. Forty-seven women of distinction from the United States and abroad took their bows to society at the 58th Anniversary of the International Debutante Ball. The debutantes represented England, Scotland, France, The Netherlands, China and fifteen American states. Each debutante was accompanied by her own escort in white tie and tails, and a military cadet in dress uniform carried the flag of the country or state which she represented. The 2012 Honorary Chairmen are Mrs. David Hamilton and Mrs. Julia I. Kauffman. The Ball Chairmen included Anne Eisenhower, Susan Eisenhower, Mrs. D. David Eisenhower, Princess Chantal of France. The International Debutante Ball was founded in 1954 as a charity. The International Debutante Ball Foundation supports numerous charities including The Soldiers’, Sailors’, Marines’, Coat. To follow are select photos from the evening.
Left to Right: Debutantes on the receiving line at the 58th Int.l Debutante Ball (above); Dallas Texas Debutante Jessica Jones; New York Debutante Karie Dinan, New York Debutante Amanda Crown and New Jersey Debutante Olivia Tedesco
*photos by The Quest for "it" via Blackberry
Seems like whatever the actual broadcast may have lacked, it certainly made up for in the form of a C-O-L-O-R-F-U-L red carpet. Finally brights were BRIGHT in a well crafted way. While there were a few metallics and other unique looks. Classic, brilliant hues in the form of simple full-length gowns reigned supreme.
Supermodel and Project Runway Host Heidi Klum made a red carpet splash was always. This time arriving to the carpet in a high slit gown by French Designer Alexandre Vauthier in a seafoam green.
Actress Ginnifer Goodwin of had one of the better styled look sstepping onto the red carpet with not only the waif like pixie haircut but wearing a tangerine Monique Lhuillier gown.
Actress Claire Danes, a slightly pregant Claire Danes, stepped on to the carpet in a stunning canary yellow strapless gown by Lanvin. Danes, nominated as Best Actress in a drama for Homeland, won an Emmy later in the evening.
Other colorful standouts of the evening included: Sofia Vergara, Edie Falco,and Julianne Moore.
Top to Bottom: Claire Danes; Sofia Vergara; Ginnifer Goodwin
*photos courtesy of Frazer Harrison/Getty Images North America; photo of Heidi Klum courtesy of Kevork Djansezian /Getty Images North America
Designer Kara Laricks debuted her first full collection on Saturday September 8th at Pier 57 in West Chelsea. The former accessories designer, who at one time excelled as a purveyor of the neck tie for women, has blended a masculine sensibility with soft lightweight feminine pieces. Inspired by Japanese matchboxes, each piece embodies a feeling of yesteryear yet with a modern edge. Fabrics consist of cotton, organza, silk charmeuse, tropical weight rayon, and tropical weight gabardine are used to create classic, simple looks for spring. Laricks, a seasoned designer, by way of her 2008 showing with Academy of Art University, shows a great progression in her style, giving women a splendid functional first collection to be enticed by.
Left to Right: Look1#a collared gown in raw-edged ivory organza w/ ivory silk charmeuse slip; Look#2 a slip dress in navy/black in silk charneuse ; Look 3#A collared dress in Goldenrod/Ivory Cotton blend Jaquard ; Look#4 tux tail pant in blk. tropical weight gabardine, bias cut knit tee in ivory+ collar + tie in navy cotton shirting and black silk wool blend; Look#5; a matchbox car coat in heirloom cotton twill w/ Goldenrod stripe cptton/voile lining, matchbox short in ivorty/goldenrod cotton blend jacquard, bias cut knit tee in black Look#6; a bow tie shirt in charcoal royal oxfor cotton w/navy cotton shorting and heirloom cotton satten collar detail, cummberbund pant in heirloom tropical weight wool w/heirloom cotton detailing
*photos by The Quest for "it"