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BARNEYS Xmas windows 2014 will bedazzle or BAZDAZZLE you!

Barneys hired the film director BAZ LUHRMAN and the costume designer CATHERINE MARTIN to plan a phantasmagoria Christmas for their windows.

It is called:  BAZ DAZZLED

The music is arranged and performed by PENTATONIX

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This window is called:  BEAUTY and like they say….”beauty is in the eye of the beholder”!

 Are you scratching your head……..me too!

GABRIELA de la VEGA…….Jewelry Designer

Renate and I were shopping in the Fort Green neighborhood……….and came across a unique boutique……GABRIELA de la VEGA.

88 S. Portland Ave.

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Renate is a fashion designer who lives in Nice, France………..and has an especially keen eye for beautifully made clothes.

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We were thrilled to stumble upon Gabriela’s boutique.

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There is a simplicity to the store design that makes for a very comfortable shopping experience.

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This cozy nook…..unique and beautiful objects for your home.

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Hmmmm……….don’t know what to say about this guy.

I will NOT be taking him home!

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The beautiful stone planters are make by her mother in Hew Hampshire.

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Her jewelry …..all hand made by Gabriela herself……are also sold in Barney’s.

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Stunning lady making a stunning choice.

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The show collection is limited……..but each unique and very smart.

 

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More of mom’s planters and plants……for sale.

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Her jewelry creations have attained a cult status.  Organic shapes……….semi-precious stones……….all sophisticated.

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One of Gabriela’s cluster necklaces.  Irresistible.

 

LOOK ME IN THE EYE………..at Barneys

Let’s face it!  Could you live with these faces?  If so, you can find them all at BARNEYS!

” A man’s face is his autobiography.  A woman’s face is her work of fiction….”Oscar Wilde

If you need to see one up close………..just click on the eyeball.

I decided I did not need to own a Piero Fornacetti porcelain, or his pillow, or a set of his plates at $4000.  I did like the tea cups but they were $1,134.00.  The tea pot was another $600.

BARNEYS HOLIDAY WINDOWS 2013

BARNEYS is famous worldwide for their creative Holiday Windows but this year they are BIZARRE!

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MARKET FUNK.  Get in the window with Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus and have your picture taken.

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Mr. Claus managed to give me a hand wave.

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Mrs. Clause with her very fashionable coat of “balls”.

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This giant icicle was hanging in the window…..why?

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The centerpiece of the window was an iceberg with the manhattan skyline.

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It is called a multimedia installation……….

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a light show…………..

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Manhattan all aglow……….

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Snow storm……..

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And if you step back from this window……all you get is reflections!

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Reflect on this!

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Inside the store, Barneys repeats the iceberg……..and that is the only holiday decor for the whole store!

WHAT WERE THEY THINKING???

HANDBAG HEAVEN / 2013 Fashion Week nyc

Beaded, beautiful, bohemian and bold.  The accessory every woman loves.  They’re bold, boxy and beautiful.  Whether classic or chic they are comfortable, cool and couture!  Some are feminine others are funky.  Glitzy too.  I loved them all……sexy and sleek.  Bergdorf’s and Barney’s…….gotta love them too !

What would the fashion world be without Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Chanel, Michael Kors,Hermes, Coach, Fendi, Dolce & Gabbana, Kate Spake, Jimmy Choo, Balenciaga, Mui Mui, Guess .  Without them we would be richer. With them……….they get richer!

CHRISTMAS MANNEQUINS in NYC windows

Bloomingdale’s, Bergdorfs, Saks 5th Avenue, Lord & Taylor, and Barney’s.  These are the department stores that go for glam at Christmas……….  sequins…..Swarovski crystals…….feathers and fur.…..whatever it takes to attract the “big spenders”

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Bendel’s out glams them all.  Get out your charge cards…….GLAM is gonna cost you !

DIFFA’S DINING BY DESIGN

What is DIFFA?  Design Industries Foundation Fighting  Aids.   This is the 15th Annual Show…..in New York…..on Pier 94 in the Hudson River. It draws a talented and diverse group of Architects, Designers and Artists…..all displaying their exceptional talents.

It is held in conjunction with Architectural Digest Home Design Show.

A Bioluminescent Evening at Sea………by the Marie Aiello Design Studio…..and Resource Furniture.  Later this week I will do a BLOG and VIDEO of this “Tabletop”……….It was my favorite in the show.

KRAVET with JONATHAN ADLER……..Greek Key inspired walls……Gray Nixon Dinnerware…….Pop Highball glasses.  Love the gray and citrus color palate.

New York University students created this whimsy………..for Ethan Allen. I love the pink Flamingos………perhaps I need a few for the “New Look” on my terrace.

Love the chandelier……but the wind on my terrace would destroy all those crystals.  Boo hoo.

Strange and Spooky………but enchanting…..by HBA/HIRSCH BEDNER ASSOCIATES……..Kelly Sutton of Young,Broke & Decorating was chosen to design this room.

Click on…….   Kelly Sutton, CID, LEED AP | Young Broke and DECORATING

RALPH LAUREN………..of course.  This is his salute to Alfredo Parades for his contribution to DIFFA.

Designed by Thom Filicia……..the openly gay interior designer on the TV show…..Queer Eye for the Straight Guy.  [ I can be seen in the reflection in the mirror ]…….yes, you do have to look closely to see me.

He difinately added to the DIFFA GLAM of this worthy event.

MARIMEKKO……….who else!?    The Finnish Designer from the 60″s .  In the 70’s I did my entire bedroom with her fabrics…..125 yards of it.  Even the floor was done……..then polyurethaned with 5 coats.

You can purchase these in the new store on 5th Avenue………next door to Eataly.

DESING WITHIN REACH……….provided two chair for each guest……..one to sit in and one to take home…..[next to their coffee cup].


Marchesa for Lenox……..so elegant.

Ali Tayar with Jones Falls Furniture Company.  Dots printed by Custom Digital Printing by Wolf Gordon.

SLADE ARCHITECTURE……soooooooooo slick.  Beauiful.  They were the designers Mattel chose for the new Barbie-Doll store in Shanghai.

Midnight supper on a New York City terrace.  Does it look like mine?  This one was designed by Arpad Baksa

ECHO DESIGN GROUP gets my vote for the best “Tribal ” feel.

Love the simplicity……..the tribal feel…….the table…..the stools…….the black glassware.

Gay wedding cake.  Does a drag-queen jump out ? NO.  It’s the “I DO” State by State.  Dufner Heighes did it again.      FUN…….FUN………FUN.  Background photos of gay couples who got married.

SHAWN HENDERSON INTERIOR DESIGN.

LIEBHERR………….leaders in design innovation.

What to do with all those empty wine bottles?  Voila!

RING A BELL?  RDYC does with me!  Libby Langdon came up with this fabulous idea.

RDYC INTERIOR DESIGN and ARCHITECTURAL DEVELOPEMENT……….A shell fantasy taking me back to my summers on Sanibel Island in Florida.  An inspiration for me to replicate on my terrace this summer.  The tableware by Arte Italica………[many of which are in my own collection.]

“DIVA DALI”……paying homage to Salvador and surrealism.  Centerpiece by Joseph Stabilito….dinnerware by Barney’s.

Stephanie Goto.….a brilliant architect……… created this mysterious and magical dining room.  She also created one of my favorite restaurants here in New York…..MORIMOTO.

Nile Johnson for Philosophy Design Studio and Cheryl Umbles for Perspectives Interiors.  Gives me a great idea for placemats on my terrace.

Kudos to Tilton for this incredible tabletop.  I plan to duplicate the tablecloth for  summer entertaining on my own terrace.

The pattern…..”Vuelta” by Christian Lacroix.

TF + DIFFA Dining by Design 2012 | Tilton Fenwick | Curators of Chic

INPUT CREATIVE STUDIO RDYC put there their forward thinking into this clever tabletop……dedicated to all the “digital freaks” who dwell among us.

Mark Cunningham….hosted by Alfredo Parades………so strikingly beautiful……….I will try and duplicate the look on my own dining table. Would you like an invite to  dinner?

Elfin Vodka………all you can drink……at the COCKTAILS BY DESIGN PARTY.…..$150………treats from New York’s top restaurants……paired with LaCrema wines.  The specialty cocktails were a delight. [ Oh, the migraine the next day].

FIT …….[Fashion Institute of Technology] students created this magical world of swirling butterflies……[another idea for the redesign of my terrace trellis.]

BENJAMIN MOORE PAINTS……..wall of painted book covers….tabletop is layers of painted books….and whimsical paper sculptures popping out of books.

“GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER”……Styled by Alexa Stevenson

Dinner plates by John Derian

HERMAN MILLER……….takes me back to the 1950’s when I designed a clock for his firm.

DIFFA has generated millions of dollars…..and is proud to contribute to the fight against AIDS.

Pier 94 Videos – That’s So New York: DIFFA’s Dining by Design

BARNEY’S CHRISTMAS SPOOF

New Yorkers are either LOVING these windows……or HATING these windows.  Do they have anything to do with Christmas………you decide.