here and now

it’s been nearly 2 months since i moved to nyc.  i’m still slowly settling in and adjusting to life here.

today’s the last day of my internship.  i think i’ll try to continue interning here part-time during the academic year after i figure out what my availability will be like.

monday is the beginning of launch, stern’s nearly 2-week long orientation.  it looks pretty good and i’m getting more excited.  pretty much all of my class is now here in the city and i’ve met up a couple times with my future classmates and will be having my first block meeting this sunday.

the launch schedule was just released yesterday and i was previously told that all the scheduled activities would be done by 5 pm but looks like that’s not the case.  i’ve been taking a brand strategy marketing class at the general assembly tuesday/thursday evenings for the past couple weeks so it looks like i’ll have to miss a few classes for launch; hopefully the instructor will understand…she seems cool.  and i’ll be missing stern’s thursday beer blasts for the first month, which is a pretty big bummer since i’m sure a lot of people will be bonding during then.

in my last post i mentioned how i’d be flying home for a friends’ wedding…and now it’s been a few weeks since that happened.  granted, this is the first wedding i’ve been in and the first time a really good friend has gotten married but it was just such a happy time.  the bride and groom are both some of my best friends and they and the rest of the wedding party have known each other for 10-14 years.  it was a ton of fun and i’m so happy for them…there were quite a few tears shed by many.  it was a very short trip for me but filled with joy.  here are some of my favorites photos from what’s available so far:

another couple i’m super happy for, taken by the very talented nicky ferng

i love this photo of the groom after the ceremony

some of the fancy-footed groomsmen

by our powers combined, we are the bridesmaids!

the wedding party’s prom pose, party style…probably the closest thing you’ll get of my face

until i get a better photo of the bride’s gorgeous gown

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150/15

ny-based artist darcel is celebrating french boutique colette’s 15th anniversary as one of the world’s biggest innovators of fashion, art, design, and retail with an exhibition of his infamous character darcel disappoints.  150 of the era’s biggest influencers in art, photography, fashion, design, cinema, and music, from coco chanel to wes anderson to kaws, are “darcellized”.  the exhibition runs from february 27th until march 31st.

some of my favorites:

michel gondry

spike jonze

wes andeson

tom ford

 

victor...

and rolf

karl lagerfeld

coco chanel

anna wintour

andy warhol

takashi murakami

jeff koons

marc jacobs

there are just so many…and they’re all great!  see the rest at colette.  OR, even better…download the pdf of all the darcels!

just. wow.

kelly wearstler’s accomplished quite a bit–playboy “playmate of the month”  turned big time interior designer and now, fashion designer as of spring 2011.  of course, being married to brad korzen of viceroy hotel group doesn’t hurt either.  my company has worked with her studio on a few viceroy properties and i’m especially a fan of the the 7th floor of department store bergdorf goodman.  i forgot to visit the last time i was in nyc, but i will make sure to go this february when i’m there.

she’s really translated her hallmark whimsical style into fashion apparel successfully.  but her marketing team especially is doing a fantastic job.  the  upcoming look book shot by jamie beck of from me to you fame featuring kelly framel of the glamourai notoriety in malibu is just stunning.

i apologize for the many photos, but there are a lot.  and there are so many good ones.  and what would a nod to jamie beck be without a cinemagraph?

shot on pacific coast highway

and speaking of jamie, how cute is this post on her other half?

wishful thinking

some of my personal favorite holiday gift ideas.  these will go over well if the recipient is anything like me, or specifically–me.

coach poppy ostrich feather clutch, $398

kicking myself for not snatching this up when i had the chance (with a $100 off coupon no less!).  how was i supposed to know they’re limited edition??

 

marc by marc jacobs velvet sleeping mouse slippers, $195

these are so cute!  one of my favorite shoes and probably my favorite flats are the famous mbmj mouse flats…mine are spotted calf-hair.  these little guys are sleeping…cuties.

 

maria sharapova by cole haan air bacara ballet flat, $178

already on my wish list!

 

olympus pen e-p3, $900

this one’s been sitting in my wish list forever…some day, some day…

 

fuji instax 210, $92

i’m not picky, any instax will do for instant fun!

 

cambridge satchel for bloomingdale's, $155

cambridge satchels are hot, hot, hot…they’re everywhere now, and with imitators to boot!  this electric blue version is a bloomingdale’s exclusive.  i’ll be getting mine in yellow from my special someone this season.

 

j. crew darby glitter loafer, on sale: $175

because you can’t have too many sparkly shoes for the holidays and i’m obsessed with smoking slippers these days (they’re the new ballet flats!).  not only are the glitter ones on sale down from $215, j. crew’s also offering 30% off with code “JINGLE”.

 

christian louboutin coffee table book, $150

wow, sold out??  also been sitting in my wish list for a while…because the ladies love louboutin (at least this one does).

his + hers: they travel the world to capture beauty

on repeat

models + dance central for lanvin campaign? um. awesome!

 

i love this dorky video for lanvin’s fall 2011 campaign by steven meisel showing models raquel zimmermann and karen elson dancing to pitbull’s “i know you want me (calle ocho)”…i’m also pretty sure that the choreography’s the same as the one from the xbox 360 kinect game dance central.  and one of the best parts is that alber elbaz makes a cameo himself at the end.  also, seeing these gorgeous models look pretty silly while they’re dancing does give the ego a boost.

on a different lanvin tangent–loving these lanvin wedges cameron diaz wore to the mtv movie awards back in june:

MOVE. EAT. LEARN.

so apparently that cool travel video i posted several days ago was part of a series for sta travel.  the one i posted was entitled “move”, and the other 2 are “eat” and “learn”.  i must say these are pretty effective viral marketing tools.  i know i like to move (travel, not exercise), eat, and learn (well, sorta) anyways.

 

 

and here’s “move” again so you can see them all together: