Our sweet neighbor, Joy Malin, is an artist who most recently has discovered her amazing talent for animal portraits. We've seen her over the years, taking canvases of gorgeous florals or figures in and out of the building, sending off her masterpieces in the back of her clients' cars, conducting art classes in the park and in her apartment.
We mostly see her walking her amazing little guy, Charlies, the cutest little Yorkie you'd ever want to meet, around Tompkins Square Park. Joy and Charlie always have an ebullient hello for Mignon.
After having to reschedule the production several times due to weather and then model and photog availability, Wednesday's location shoot for Loup Charmant's website mood pix found us at Ft. Tilden and Rockaway beaches on the most beautiful day. Seriously. There couldn't have been a more gorgeous day. And styling with this professional and talented crew couldn't have been more enjoyable. Loved the opportunity to work with photographer Jonathan Bookallil, makeup artist Yuko Mizuno (both with Rona Represents), hair stylist Gloria Espinoza (for the second time!), Jonathan's right and left hand men Andrew and Will, LC assistant Quinne Meyers and, of course, the inimitabdes creative converter, Kee Edwards, designer & founder of Loup Charmant.
In between styling, I snapped a few behind the scene shots. Hope you enjoy!
Mexican-born Ricardo Seco has become into one of my favorite new menswear designers. His rock 'n roll take on clothes for guys showed at the end of Fashion Week last Thursday, opening with a band whose lead singer rocked red jeans, with leather and linen clad models that rocked the runway and accessories that rocked colorful Mexican embroideryhand-stitched onto natural leather.
She always has, since its inception, as she basically founded the week that moves New York fashion -- and New York City -- forward twice a year.
Fern Mallis surrounded by her panel of experts, Amanda Miller of Saks Fifth Avenue, fashion editor Ann Caruso, Dirk Standen of Style.com, Refinery29.com's Christene Barberich, Tom Julian Group's Tom Julian and The Daily's Eddie Roche.
Two of the Jonas brothers stopped by the packed Gant by Michael Bastian presentation at Industria Wednesday afternoon. And if they were in search of wearable clothes worthy of an exploratory trip through far-flung locales -- or even wild city streets -- they certainly found them here.
Designer Michael Bastian in the middle of Jonas brothers Nick and Joe
Calm, cool, collected, with executives from The Bon Ton in the front row and clothes designed for the plant-based man on the runway, John Bartlett celebrated 20 years in the industry, remaining true to his sustainable spirit and eco-friendly nature.