All photos by Patrick McMullan
Our final stop of Friday evening was Brazilian furniture store Espasso for Wallpaper* magazine’s launch of its June issue Born in Brazil /Nascida no Brasil. The magazine recently set up its South American headquarters in Rio and São Paulo, just in time to be at the forefront of Brazil’s entry onto the world stage — it’s hosting the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympics.
The Brazil issue features three covers, one with Brazilan model Ana Beatriz Barros posing on top of the Emiliano hotel in São Paulo, another featuring a bronzed beauty and shot on top of the Fassano in Rio, and finally a limited edition cover designed by Brazilian artist Vik Muniz. The two-story loft space was packed with Brazil’s leading designers, models, and invited guests, with gorgeous pieces of Brazilian-designed furniture scattered throughout.
We treated ourselves to Wallpaper’s special mix of Caprinhas, which were topped off with Chile peppers. While standing at the bar we met blogger Bobby Solomon of Kitsune Nior fame, who was also in town for ICFF. As the night died down, Matt, Bobby, and I decided it was time to eat, so we cabbed it over to Delicastessen for a quick bite. The food was pretty good, we opted for the special — soft shell crab sandwich — and some mac and cheese. Conveniently after we finished eating and were paying our bill, I noticed three tiny shadows running around below the tables — MICE!! There were mice running around. You’ve got to be kidding.
After recovering from what we’d just witnessed, Bobby treated us to a night cap (Thanks, Bobby!) — cucumber mint martinis — at the Mercer, and then we called it a night.
The only thing I own bearing the Comme des Garçons logo is a plastic Visionaire doll that I won on eBay four years ago. I was trying to win it as a surprise for a friend of mine, but it was only after I’d paid $65 for the little plastic guy that we realized we had been bidding against each other the whole time, thus driving up the price. Much laughter ensued.
Annnyyyway, my point is that I’ve now laid my eyes on another piece of Comme des Garçons merchandise that needs to find its way onto my arm . . .
CDG x Beatles Working Lady Bag
Available locally at Uncle Pete’s.
Have you ever seen a dress that immediately puts a smile on your face and seconds later you picture yourself in that dress traipsing about the city on a sunny Saturday afternoon, walking your dog, carrying a baguette, whistling a happy tune . . . ok nix the tune. Well the Marimekko Umo Unikko dress gives me this very feeling. It’s PERFECT Saturday afternoon walkabout attire, and it’s now on my wish list.
Available at Saga Living, $169.
It being Earth Day and all, it’s the perfect time to highlight an eco-concious high-end online shop that I’ve had on my radar for some time. Ecostasy heralds itself as being “one of the greenest accessories and home décor collections currently offered in the United States.” And its gorgeous merchandise certainly backs up the claim!
The newly launched site carries products that are sourced to promote social and environmental awareness and follow its nine principles of awareness. Among its selection, shoppers can find tableware, bedding, jewelry, handbags, goodies for babies and kids, even furniture. Here are a few products that caught my attention:
Bombacha Bedspread by Favos Cooperative, made in Brazil
Weg Chair by Julia Krantz, made in Brazil
Be sure to check it out, and check back soon for Ecostasy’s blog launch.
Posted in design, fashion, home goods, jewelry, trends
Tagged design, Earth Day 2010, ecoconcious design, ecofriendly products, Ecotasy Boutique, green living, Katherine Ponte, sustainability
I don’t know about you, but Spring gives me shoe fever! There are so many fantastic shoes to choose from this season that I just had to share my favorites. Herewith, 6 sweet wedges that’ll cure anyone’s case of shoe deprivation.
1) 80%20 Shoes Jordan, $135 2) Farylrobin Madison Wedge, $199 3) Elizabeth and James E-Primo Wedge Sandal, $350 4) United Nude Stealth Elastic Wedge, $220 5) Rag & Bone Lyle Wedge, $340 6) Madden Girl Kallie Wedge Sandal, $44.95
Posted in fashion, trends
Tagged 80 Shoes, 80%20 footwear, Elizabeth and James, Elizabeth and James E-Primo Wedge Sandal, Farylrobin, fashion, footwear, Madden Girl Kallie Wedge, Rag & Bone, Rag & Bone Lyle Wedge, Summer 2010 shoe trends, Summer 2010 Wedges, United Nude, United Nude Stealth Elastic Wedge, Wedge sandals
The latest issue of Interview features a Guido-centric spread with the brawny Jersey Shore boys and Bar Rafaeli. It’s fabulous.
Photo by Terry Richardson
Check out the whole shoot here.
Easter is upon us, and this year you’re ahead of the game. The Sunday dress is pressed and hanging neatly in the closet. The chocolates are nestled perfectly in their basket waiting for their imminent demise. Unfortunately, you’ve just realized you’ve forgotten THE Easter Sunday essential — the bonnet! But don’t panic! We’ve found the perfect solution, it’s part statement (OK all statement), part costume but absolutely fitting for the occasion.
See? We told you it’s perfect (although we suggest sitting toward the back of the congregation as to avoid blocking others’ views).
“Bunny Ears” by Shona Heath was custom made for a portrait of Lanvin designer Alber Elbaz, featured in The New Yorker last year. They’re for sale at SHOWstudio, price to be determined. And hell, since you’ve got the ears, you might as well splurge and get the “Bunny Feet” to match!
Posted in animals, design, fashion, holidays
Tagged Alber Elbaz bunny, Bunny Ears hat, design, easter, fashion, Shona Heath, Shona Heath bunny ears, Shona Heath Bunny Feet, SHOWstudio