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NY FASHION WEEK Spring 2014 SUNGLASSES GALORE

SUNGLASSES ARE LIKE EYESHADOW.…..they make everything look younger and prettier……[so says Karl Lagerfeld].

At NEW YORK FASHION WEEK Spring 2014…………in Lincoln Center this week……..sunglasses were “de rigueur”

Lots of fab……..far-out……..fun and outrageous.

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Ilona Royce Smithkin……….age 94………wearing a fabulous pair of  sunglasses by the designer KAREN WALKER  from Australia.

Ilona is currently featured in a book by Ari Seth Cohen…….”ADVANCED STYLE“………photos of elderly ladies who have lived glamorously.

A lot of the people in my photos are models…….fashion editors…………fashion bloggers and just beautiful people attending the runway shows in the tents.  [ Yes, I sneaked in a photo of “the Donald” wearing his new glasses].

A behind the scenes visit at the AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY

The American Museum of Natural History on Central Park West …….offers a snapshot of North America’s rich environmental heritage.

Teddy Roosevelt….President of the US ……1901-1909.

Don…….Teddy and Patricia….and they all appear to be about the same age !

Patricia drew the art for this bronze medallion on imbedded in the floor of the Great Hall.

The hall first opened in 1942…..focuses on 46 mammal species.

Patricia did all of the new signs for 43 of the dioramas…..[each drawing outlined in white].  Stunning!

BLACK BEAR………December Morning in Southern Florida………..spotting a cottonmouth snake in this Cypress swamp.

Don  listens while explains Patricia how these dioramas were stunningly restored.  A team of artists, designers, taxidermists and conservators worked for more than a year to restore the dioramas.

COUGAR [Mountain Lion].  Arizona’s Grand Canyon is a perfect habitat for Cougars.  Artists worked hard to re-color the faded fur.

Dall Sheep……August at Midnight in the Denali National Park, Alaska.  Also know as “White Sheep”……….good camouflage against the snow.

Grand Caribou……….September in Alaska.  also known as Reindeer……at home in the tundra……land that is too cold for trees to grow.

Patricia at her desk……where her art is created.

Donald making a new friend with……….

Nicole………Scientific assistant has worked for two years on recurating the Marsupials.

All lined up in a row…..I was even allowed to pet one.

This is a Marsupial.  One of Patricia’s beautiful drawings.  See more on her website:

http://www.patriciawynne.com/Patricia_J._Wynne/Home.html

Elizabeth [in the stripes]………is the very capable Administration Assistant.

This sweet little”puddy tat” was “stuffed” in 1934…………and still looking good……..[without the aid of rejuvenating cream].

OK Ladies. YOU ASKED FOR IT! More Men of Fashion Week

Some of New York’s top fashion designers were showing collections for MEN.  And many of the men at Lincoln Center Plaza were wearing bits and pieces of these designers…….who were showing during New York Fashion Week:  Thom Brown, Calvin Klein, Marion Gobel,John Bartlett,Guilded Age, Bespoken and Mark McNairy.

CATCH THE MEN OF DOLCE & GABBANA Getting rady for the runway show !

And of course…….the men at Abercrombie & Fitch.

DESIGN ON A DIME……….ART for Sale

Forty One Artists donated their work to this years Housing Works  charity event.  All profits  from DESIGN ON A DIME go to Get a Room for homeless and low-income New Yorkers living with HIV/AIDS.

 

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There is a Herb Ritts photo for sale……”Madonna v. San Pedro 1990″  Herb was a legendary  photographer was struck down by AIDS in 2002.

Housing Works dedicated employees were at the sale to assisting New Yorkers in their selections.

My purchases……an orchid, two frogs and a sofa to be delivered later.

DIFFA…….50 Photos of Fabulous

DIFFA…….2012…….on Pier 94 in the Hudson River…… featured so many glamourous dining environments, color infused, fabric inspired, showing the latest in dining trends.  The room settings, seating, place settings,  linens and floral treatments……….added up to a night of splendor.

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All of this splendor was the effort of hundreds of designers, artists and architects all joining together to fight AIDS.

DIFFA 2012 TABLETOP DESIGNS……….NYC Pier 94

At this years DIFFA 2012 on PIER 94 in the Hudson River……outstanding talent was invited to create over 40 “Tabletops”….and Room Settings.  Architects, artists, designers and students created a fantastic world for entertaining.

 

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There were many more……..I will try to share them with you each day of this week.  I hope you find them full of ideas to re-create in your own dining room.