I recently visited the Bata Shoe Museum to see the Manalo Blahnik Exhibit and I was not disappointed. I saw the work of a true artist and I understand why these shoes are sought after with such fervor. The craftsmanship that goes into every design is why the price tag is so high.
Fun Fact – Manolo Blahnik designed the footwear for the movie Marie Antionette by Sofia Coppola.
He was influenced by his Spanish and Czech roots. Check out the Pom Poms on these shoes which are a reminder of National Czech folk costumes.
My favourite piece was this boot. Totally my style!
Definitely worth checking out! The show is on until early January 2019.
I’ve been to NYC almost every year since 2003. The longest I stayed was 1 week and the shortest was 2 days. I always find new and interesting things to do and see in the city. It is an urban photographer’s paradise, a fashionista’s treasure chest and a culture hound’s playground.
This weekend’s trip is a celebration of a friend’s birthday and for me – to have some fun before I go back to work after 25 Days 25 Looks.
- SEE the oculus at the World Trade Centre
- SHOP at Century 21 – this is on every trip’s must-do list 🙂
- DRINK an Aperol Spritz at Eataly’s Rooftop patio
- VISIT the Irving Penn Retrospective at the MET
If you’ve followed 25 Days 25 Looks then you’re probably thinking this lady does not need anything! But like all women I have gaps in my wardrobe that need filling.
- Denim skirt
- White blazer
- Mid-heel black sandals – dressy
- Discounted Gucci sunglasses (Century 21)
….mmm…if I added a top to this list I would have a complete look!
Stay tuned for my New York report and VLOG when I return. CIAO!
I find inspiration everywhere. But I get really excited when I’m inspired by my friends. Recently my friend Lucia Bellina posted a link on my wall. It was for show in Milan at Villa Necchi Campiglio entitled MODA DI CARTA.
It showcases the work of Isabelle Borchgrave with 30 full size garments made entirely of paper. The designs illustrate fashion from the Novecento (early 1900s).
I would have loved to see this exhibit. The clothes look spectacular and the fact that they are made of paper really got me inspired to create some new looks for the dolls.
This show reminded that another friend of mine, Tracy Kim, was kind enough to think of me on a trip to Paris this summer and brought me back this charming Marie Antionette paper doll set. Obviously the mood was perfect for design.
I choose blue and white as a theme for the first dress. The navy and white paper dress from the exhibit, as well as the feeling of MariAnt were the inspiration. I also created a long flapper/mod dress in pink. I’m feeling the resort pull as temperatures drop and snow blankets the 6ix.
I wish I could vote for Hillary. This Toronto girl is with you.
Photo: Max Mara Fall 2016
Cheers to all the fashionistas and their fabulous hats who attended the Queen’s Plate today at Woodbine Racetrack. Everyone looked so stylish in their summer dresses and fascinators. I got some great ideas for next next year’s event. At the Hats and Horseshoes Party, my friends and I sipped refreshing wine slushies from Girls Night Out Wines and tasted the Food Truck offerings.
It was exciting watching a full day of racing ending with the glamour event. For the race fans who may be reading…Sir Dudley Digges won the $1 million purse. Congratulations!
Here’s a close up at the 4 fascinators we wore today. They turned out so great and my friends were really excited to wear them.
I couldn’t resist making a miniature fascinator for the doll.