Sketch 42 X INTERMIX Party: NYC

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The Intermix 5th Ave store was newly renovated and to celebrate, they featured the art and photography of Nicole Cohen of Sketch42 blog. Nicole’s abstract paintings as well as her photography were on display throughout the store and tied very nicely into the SS collections on display now at Intermix. P1240822I can’t say more about how utterly amazing the quality of the prints were. Nicole partnered with Uplo, a site where anyone can upload, print, and purchase photography, to print her photographs. Let me tell you, printing on plexiglass is so stunning in person. I’m DYING to have one of these in my apartment. P1240823 P1240824 P1240826Overall, the event was a huge success. Signed limited edition runs of these prints are on sale now, check out Nicole’s blog for details or purchase prints from her Uplo page.

New York Fashion Week, Novis Presentation

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After attending two presentations this week, I think the most interesting thing about NY Fashion Week is the people watching. There are SO many characters buzzing about and I was doing more lurking than actually shooting fashion. Below are the photos I took at the Novis RTW Spring presentation in Chelsea.
P1240756P1240755P1240761 P1240790There were some really sharply tailored pieces and I enjoyed the color palette. The shoes were ridiculously killer, and you can see in my photos that these poor creatures are almost wilting from standing still for over an hour. I don’t know how they do it. P1240788 P1240789The view from the pit. My tiny little camera was dwarfed by these big guns.

Happy Fashion Week!

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Boyce Thompson Institute: Yonkers, NY

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This past Saturday, I took the ladies up north for a little trespassing. The Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research was built in 1924 and was dedicated to the study of plants and associated organisms for the “betterment of society.” It’s been in ruin since the late 70s in Yonkers, smack-dab in the middle of an office park, complete with an Applebees. DSC_3550DSC_3537DSC_3533We thought over the plan to break into this main building when we saw the dog-sized raccoons eating breakfast. DSC_3502Instead, we moved on to the greenhouses. I cannot imagine going to this place any time after dark. It was scary in broad daylight.  DSC_3549 DSC_3572 DSC_3575Applebees wasn’t even open for lunch and I already had that erie feeling in the pit of my stomach just walking around this place.  DSC_3586 DSC_3587It is pretty amazing how fast nature starts to take over.
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DSC_3596 DSC_3613Since my mother reads this, I must let you all know that we left the Institute unscathed. Lisa and I tried venturing into the basement of the greenhouses, got halfway down the stairs and chickened out. No raccoons were harmed in the making this post, we’ve all had our tetanus shots, and when we were done, we proceeded to the nearest shopping mall for lunch and mindless shopping. But at least for a little bit, we saw something cool.