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Candy colored fake palm trees enhancing beautiful view of Manhattan as a back drop, the Water Taxi Beach is one fun place to be for everyone!  Big enough to hold a couple hundred or more people ( preferably people dancing to the beat per my ideal imagination or my next event),  the sand box and picnic tables are the perfect setting for the beautiful summer! ( and the early fall…)

IMG_2856IMG_2841IMG_2842Super friendly staffs at Water Taxi Beach.  Loved their mega size tip bucket.  They have all your classics like, burgers, dogs, corns and beers and more… The Rib was good!

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Water Taxi will open for your next private event! Check it out!


IMG_2820 (Governos’ Island free Ferry taking off from the Brooklyn Bridge station. 5 minute travel time.)

We have been living in NY for about 15 years and it  was our first time to be visiting the Governor’s Island. First impression? It’s a beautiful shrine small island (4 mile long) with many more beautiful houses for governors in the past. Lawns, Trees, foot bridges and Bike lanes everywhere!

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The Native Americans of the Manhattan region referred to the Island as Pagganck (“Nut Island”) after the Island’s plentiful hickory, oak and chestnut trees. Its location made the Island a perfect fishing camp for local tribes and many residents of the area used the Island seasonally. In June of 1637, Wouter Van Twiller, representative of Holland, purchased Governors Island from the Native Americans of Manahatas for two ax heads, a string of beads, and a handful of nails. Though he was a representative of the Dutch Government, Van Twiller purchased the Island for his private use. The Island, thereafter known as Noten Eylant orNutten Island, was confiscated by the Dutch Government a year later.

In 1664 the English captured New Amsterdam, renaming it New York, and took Nutten Island, which had been left unfortified by the Dutch. The Island, however, switched hands between the British and the Dutch over the next 10 years until the British regained exclusive control of the Island for the “benefit and accommodation of His Majesty’s Governors.” Although it was not officially named until 1784, it thus came to be called Governors Island.  Read more at www.govisland.com/

So it makes perfect sense to hold this festival of Dutch design, fashion and architecture celebratibg 400 years of Dutch-American friendship in and around 11 former Officer’s’houses at Nolan Park, Governor’s Island.  Now we are heading for Lunch first!!

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I see another Phillip Lim frenzy is arriving.  At the end, you don’t wear clothes to shock people (well, maybe sometimes) but You just want to look good. Lim’s strongest quality and maybe the most envious skill he has in Economy like this right now would be the ” balancing commercial buy-ability and designer’s personal point of view on design’.

In other words, Phillip Lim’s clothes are wearable and desirable.

I would wear all of them for work, dinner, go out, wedding, concert and everywhere else. They are chick in tasteful colors with right amount of details and cut just right in interesting ways.  Well edited.  Editing takes a lot from one. It takes one fine professionalism and transparency to comprehend yourself as an artist and a designer and also a clothing maker for the people.

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Ha, I thought it was brilliant. Micro floral is not the newest thing to expect from a high-end designer such as Polo Ralph Lauren, but transformation of perfectly washed and cut painterly denims into endless night out Spring blue hue of softest silk charmeuse numbers are quite smart. As far as Denim goes, he has done amazing job. Knowing what it takes to wash one pair of jean to a perfection, these are some of most outstanding work out there. He has done brilliant  job of smoothest swinging the looks from the day street to the night outs even though I was not crazy about some of uptown missy white organza numbers at all.  Here I have edited his runway to my version.

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He threw Madonna’s bow, Madagascar’s open market, Pajama theme from the Dolce and Gabbana’s, Vivianne Westwood and Marc’s by Marc Jacobs’own true soul, the Vintage junky  in to a big soup pot and stirrrred allll up in to this Spring 10 collection. It’s fun and all but honestly, I am really digging the Men’s looks more. Maybe because it’s bit calmer and edited for the boys that they simply can’t wear polka dot minis with shew-shew printed blouse tops.

All the men out there, the American Apparel deep V neck tee is not the only tee you can wear as your little bit more out there look.  Check these out and have some fun!  And this hair cut feels like the new cut to have.

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Alexander Wang mixed Y -3 in his collection, so I needed to check out what Y-3 would do for this season. Not the Foot ball as American Rugby but the Foot Ball as British Soccer. And I do love it. Especially his well tailored pants and good jackets and his usual best of the show, the styling. The slap on your face. The mix of surprise but the pleasant one. Sometimes “literal” way to design things brings out the most successful result.  The netting looks sexy and edge yet soft and feminine. The art of mixing his Avant garde -meets-the Street -a la Soccer is so much fun. And again I can’t stress enough how important his tailored pieces are in his collection to ground and pull all the pieces together for the look. So cool!

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Y-3 meets the Gap with a twist of Foot Ball and Military details. His brilliant re-evntion of classic items as sweats and trench and also the biggest hit of last few seasons of Ray Ban on the run way looked cool as breeze and hot as a touch down. I believe the sophisticated color palette around the heather grey and other nutrals with gold and red pop made this collection even more successful. He didn’t go down the road of primary colors like bright yellow  and green to have the foot ball vibe, which was a key factor to make the whole collection feel breezy and springy. Kudo to Alexander Wang’s bright talent!

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http://www.fashionsnightout.com/

Models gathered on the Bryant Park steps yesterday afternoon in their Fashion's Night Out T-shirts. Funny how this is the one garment that it's okay for everyone to wear at once.

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week surely needs hot tickets, the Invitations.  But per Ms. Wintour ‘s suggestion, here we gave a birth to a ” Fashion’s night out” day ( this time, September 10) global wide to boost the economy and get parties going on during the fashion week and it’s surely free to all.

From Barneys, Prada, Giorgio Armani, Dior, Opening Ceremony, Gap to even off the beaten path small boutiques in NYC were filled with night- outers, celebrities and designers. Shops were giving away free champagne, cup cakes and even cotton candies to all walk in night-outers to encourage late night shopping and mingle with others and designers.  All the shops were open till 11:00pm and most shoppers pretty much had to have a itinerary to attend 3-4 events last night.

Some non-fashion industries also have participated the last night.  Short film, commercial and publishing company, Late night & Weekend held a book signing at Barneys NY and also continued on the night by projecting their new short film over the  new public park , High Line in the meat packing district.

I dig this Fashion’s Night out. I saw NY  coming back to the life like golden days. People were haling taxis, girls were putting make-up on and the early fall night seemed much longer than usual. It’s a so much better way to boost the economy by having this event than Tax free over $100 purchase at a time even though I;m not so sure how profitable this whole event was at the end.  Somehow it’s more intimate and involved by having chances to meet and rub elbows with aspiring designers and everyday customers. ” No drink allowed in Store” signs were taken away and they were handing a glass of Champagne to you.

Rudy had a good idea but Wintour made it to great!

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It had over all resort feel to it with easy cleaned up deconstructed pieces like a woven pull over vest, off the shoulder below blouses back to short shorts and mini minis. Lots of legs. One of my favorite pieces were cute grouping of placed printed over sized face in water color technique on tissue weight sheer woven tops. And there are lots of Marni-ish fun prints to be all mismatched.

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Some of the cut out work and piecing with binding idea to construct woven shells were nice as well.  I believe this is their first collection( Feng Feng and David)! I wish them the best to continue on good work!

And I absolutely loved the charm and intimacy of the place where the show was held. At Clement soto Velez cultural + educational Center. ( 107 suffolk street, NYC)

Following photos from the top: The entrance, the hall way, the Bar, inside of the theater, the sand box garden outside of the bar.

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