Early in May, Arader Galleries welcomed dealers from around the world and played host to some of the most interesting and intriguing African, Asian, Oceanic and Native American works of art I have ever seen. These art exhibits also attracted some of the most interesting and intriguing people I have ever met (which as New Yorker, I rarely say). I stumbled across these two gems as we were both admiring tiny little statues in an unnecessarily large glass case. They were dressed in black from head-to-toe, wearing sunglasses, platform shoes, bright red lipstick and looked nothing like the rest of the highbrow art crowd in attendance. Naturally, I had to introduce myself.
“What brought you two fabulous ladies here tonight?”
Valerie and Jean, known in the fashion world as the Idiosyncratic Fashionistas, just looked at me, then at each other, then back at me…. “Art! What else!”
If you don’t mind the tourists, Rockefeller center is one of the best places to visit during this time of year. Of course the skating rink and 70 foot Norway Spruce draw the majority of the crowds, but what you should really be keeping an eye out for are the dancing Salvation Army change collectors. Seemingly timid older gentleman, wearing bellhop suits and dancing to the Cha Cha slide. All ready to flirt with the camera in exchange for a paper donation (coins are so 2010) while simultaneously ringing their bells to the beat of the music.
Happy Holidays ladies.
For us New Yorker’s, Halloween is right up there with all of the other really important holidays we celebrate; St. Patrick’s Day, Santa Con, New Years Eve….you get the idea. So it should come as no surprise that when most city dwellers started planning their costumes, the rest of the country was still working on their tans. Last year we saw a lot of Gaga’s, Snooki’s and Harry Potter friends (as usual), so we are really curious as to what creative characters and famous celebrity likenesses will take the top spot this October 31st…
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via Flickr by Naomi Mirvia
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