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“so many rules and so much opinion / so much bullshit but we won’t give in” — Julie Ruin

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Starting tomorrow, MoMA PS1 presents Yayoi Kusama’s (Japan, b. 1929) site-specific installation of Narcissus Garden (1966–present) as the third iteration of Rockaway!, a free public art festival presented with Rockaway Artists Alliance, Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy, National Park Service, and Bloomberg Philanthropies. Narcissus Garden will be on view from July 1 through September 3, 2018 at the Gateway National Recreation Area at Fort Tilden.

Comprised of 1,500 mirrored stainless steel spheres, Narcissus Garden will be on view in a former train garage from the time when Fort Tilden was an active U.S. military base. The mirrored metal surfaces will reflect the industrial surroundings of the now-abandoned building, drawing attention to Fort Tilden’s history as well as the devastating damage inflicted on many buildings in the area by Hurricane Sandy in 2012.

Rockaway! 2018 is presented by MoMA PS1 with Rockaway Artists Alliance, Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy, National Park Service, and Bloomberg Philanthropies.

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Monte Carlo Snapshots

The highlight so far was connecting with people who have true passion for their craft.  The Chambre Monegasque de La Mode works very hard to make their fashion week especially welcoming.

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The Bellevue from the terrace of the Cafe de Paris can’t be beat- and despite language barriers, the conversations were lively as they were insightful.

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Mario Boselli, above, spoke representing the Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana.  He spoke of Milan’s continued success within the Beautiful and Well Made ready to wear garment sector, he then advised me personally to go to Shanghai.  It’s such an inspiration to see a well-educated and articulate woman speak of her national history and its influence on post-modern fashion: Olga Egorova representing the Caspian region poised above, center.  Myself: not as poised but petite and energized nonetheless.  Next photo, the creator of Caspian Fashion Week, left, and designer Nezha on the right are elegant and charming.

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we’re all going to hell

what if jesus were just a guy visiting the met museum, checked his cross at the coat check

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what would he make of all this?

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would he call out:

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not you proud Anna Wintour, not sweet misunderstood Donatella Versace, not the museum guests, not cherished Madonna, nor desired Rihanna, nor the docents, nor poor forsaken Lee McQueen himself … understand what Power is … understand what Glory is … understand at all. 26. EveningDress,Valentino,Spring2014.jpg

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Support Agriculture for Earth Day

In Time for Earth Day: 

Since my design fellowship via The NEST Organization at 1818 Farms, I’ve created a range of jewelry that shows the unique, springy & sculptural quality of the wool obtained with loving care in a small farm in Mooresville, Alabama.

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Wear the jewelry items crafted from the scarce wool of 1818 Farms’ famous babydoll sheep, brought back from the endangered list:

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Chain bracelet in crochet wool with silk covered button: available with pink silk thread or natural ivory & gold colorway.  $75 plus tax & shipping.

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Wool Chain Bracelet, $55 plus tax & shipping

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Tassel charm bracelet, $135 + tax & shipping

Fringe-Earrings

Fringe Earrings, $88 +tax & shipping

Last chance for custom gown fittings:

If you always wanted a custom cocktail dress or gown made just for you, this week is your last chance to get one by me!  Secure your consultation with a $200 deposit now.  The fee, applied towards your order, secures your meeting with the designer to take measurements and provide a quick sketch of your order. Dresses range from $800 – $2400 and all orders will be completed by May 31.

The deadline to put your order in and pay in full is April 24, after which I will no longer be available to design custom gowns for my New York Clientele.

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