Friday, September 30, 2011

Tacoma Art Museum

I recently stayed the night in Tacoma, WA just to get a Korean Body Scrub with
a girlfriend (I highly recommend the Olympus Spa if you ever visit Tacoma).
I fell in love with this quaint college town and was most impressed with
the Tacoma Art Museum. Tacoma is the birthplace of the
glass genius Dale Chihuly and the museum had a special exhibit of his work.
Here are some pics from my visit there.

Here is the Museum mascot at the entrance, Leroy,
which is made out of recycled cardboard and glue.
Behind Leroy is a big bowl where you put donations for the museum.

I've never seen silver done in such a way.
I was amazed with Jewelry designer Flora Book.

Installation of Chihuly Niijima Floats on Tacoma Art Museum’s Stone Sculpture.

Chihuly's basket series

Chihuly's collection of American blankets that inspired his glasswork.

My room at the Hotel Murano, complete with a view!

Chihuly Garden and Glass, Seattle, Washington
Opens Spring 2012

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

NEW Collina Strada

Alea Trio Bag, $140

Ferra Bag, $410
Cartella Bag, $265

Selena Bucket, $445

Bottega Tote, $185

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

New Goods from Rag & Bone

Montgomery Crop Sweater, $330

Pinewood Peacoat, $660

Harlow Dress, $430

Fenland Wrap, $215

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Daphne Guinness Exhibit at The Museum at FIT

If you happen to be in NYC between now and January, this exhibit is a must see. The exhibition Daphne Guinness will feature approximately 100 garments and accessories from Guinness' personal collection, including designs from the likes of Alexander McQueen, Azzedine Alaïa, Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, John Galliano for Christian Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Rick Owens, Gareth Pugh, and Valentino. Guinness' own designs will also be on display.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Missoni Mayhem

Did you brave the crowds and craziness yesterday for the launch of the new "Missoni for Target" designer collaboration? I have to admit, I knew it was coming and I knew it would be "huge" - but I didn't expect what happened.

I did not attempt to fight through the crowds but lived in the Mayhem through people and media. Customers who can well afford the real Missoni were coming in to the store to show me their finds. It was just a kick for them to buy a pair of Missoni ballet flats for under $30.

The Target website crashed early in the morning - and by the time it finally recovered late last night, almost everything was sold out. Friends were texting and Face booking pictures and wish lists all day long. People were even hitting multiple Target's to score more Missoni.

What do you think of the Missoni for Target collection? I hope you managed to find everything you were looking for. The Target website had more traffic on Tuesday than on Black Friday - they'd be fools not to produce more and replenish. Lots of folks had trouble ordering online and their stores were wiped clean. Reports are that police had to be called in several locations, when actual fights broke out over the merchandise. Hard to believe, huh?

According to a Target representative who appeared on the Today Show this morning, stores will be replenished so check your local stores "often" is what they are suggesting.

They installed a pop-up store last week in Manhattan during Fashion Week. The line to the shop covered six city blocks, and planned to be open for three days. However - in six hours they were completely sold out of merchandise and had to close. Complete and total "Missoni Mayhem"!

Here are my faves from the collection:

Missoni Bike $399

Cardi $49.99
Not to forget the gents....Necktie $24.99

Hat $19.99

Sectional with table $599.99

Layette Tunic $29.99
One piece swimsuit $39.99