Tag Archives: New York

Another Adventure in Building Code

A few weeks have gone by since my post “Building Code” about my small endeavor into the architecture of Manhattan.  So below is a collection of images of new buildings, mainly from the East Side, that I thought were beautiful.

If you haven’t noticed already, I have a thing for doors, and I really always have.  I remember going trick-or-treating in a Las Vegas suburb one year, where I was visiting my best friend, and at every massive carved wood door we came to, I gasped that I loved, needed, had to have it.

The first picture, of the light Robin’s Egg Blue door, is perfection on Elizabeth St. It is so whimsical and otherworldly, but at the same time completely modern.

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Windows in Meatpacking

Moschino Window

Moschino Window

Alexander McQueen Window

Alexander McQueen Window

Alexander McQueen Window

Alexander McQueen Window

Stella McCartney Window

Stella McCartney Window

I took these pictures about a month ago in the Meatpacking district.  At first I just thought the Moschino windows were funny, which is why I began taking pictures, but then I got down to Alexander McQueen and was literally awe struck.  Three dresses from his final collection were standing before me.  So obviously I went inside and it took everything I had not to touch the dresses.  Seriously, everything.

I went back a few days later and there were different dresses in the window, it must have been a rotating collection.

The shadow on the Stella McCartney window kind of ruins it, but I love the graphic from the ad with Natalia Vodianova.

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Fashion Blasphemy

Today is a lesson in Fashion Blasphemy.

The below pictures are not suitable for all audiences.  They may cause mild peril and shortness of breath.

I found this bag laying on the floor of the 34th St. subway in NYC.  I was too nervous to look inside in case there was a rather fashionable family of rats nesting amongst the baby blue tissue.

This is not okay.  A Lanvin bag should never, ever, ever, be on the ground of any station be it subway or in Grand Central.  If they are no longer needed they should be sent to me so that I can a. pretend that I am fabulous enough to have one or b. so that I can make a lovely collage and decorate my wall with the iconic shopping bag.

This is fashion blasphemy.  May it never happen again.

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Conflict Boots

I have a problem.  An internal conflict if you will.  I think that I am supposed to buy a pair of shoes.  The accessory gods are willing it, sending me messages everywhere I go.

I saw them in the Nordstrom catalog in July, instantly fell in love with them, saw the price, and cried myself to sleep.  They are Vera Wang and over $500.

So then when I am in Providence, RI one weekend I go to the mall head straight for the Nordstrom and lo and behold it is their Anniversary Sale and the boots are around $300.  I saw it as a sign that I was supposed to buy them, but the price tag was still too steep.

Yesterday I was in the new Nordstrom Rack in NYC and the boots were there.  In my size.  My size was the only one.  Fate?  They were $199.

I feel like I am being tested.  Do I wait to see if they will go down in price anymore?  Or does my next paycheck go to them?

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Building Code

Between my internship, my job, and just my daily life I have been (literally) trekking all over Manhattan the past few months and with the help of my trusty iPhone (yes, that is a shameless Apple plug) I have been able to take some pictures of beautiful, often passed over buildings, and quickly upload them to my computer.  I have amassed a little collection of these, and there will of course be more of these pictures as the year goes on.

Fire Station in Little Italy

Little Italy

Little Italy

San Genarro Festival

Chinatown

SoHo

NoHo

NoHo

SoHo

Chinatown

Chelsea

Chelsea

Chelsea

Meatpacking District

My future home in Meatpacking District

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