Hey art lovers, sorry for falling off the blogosphere. I hope you were keeping up with my flâneuse adventures via my Instagram feed and stories. Let’s start back up with some inspiring Memories from The Armory Show 2018 Edition. After a very overwhelming winter season filled with endless school assignments and too many shoulder dislocations, I was looking forward to my summer break with much anticipation. But, my summer plans were slightly diverted with the news that I had a torn labrum and needed shoulder surgery (sight). I wasn’t surprised though, the last two dislocations were on a freakish spectrum. To cut the story short I’ve spent my summer recovering from surgery. Wore a sling for a month, have been going to PT twice a week, and now, my right arm is too gentle to do much with. Not even swing my arm ala Mary Sibande’s A Reversed Retrogress Scene 1 (The Purple Shall Govern) Spotted at The Armory Show 2018 Edition.
Good fences make good neighbors is not the only project Ai Weiwei has been working on. The world-renowned social activist, artist, filmmaker, architect, and a former refugee spent 2016 documenting the ever-growing global migrant crisis for another humanity inspired work, Human Flow. A heartbreaking documentary that shines a light on the global emergency affecting millions of global citizens. The results of war, hunger, persecution, and the damaging effects of climate change have forced over 65 million people to flee their homes in the pursuit of humane living conditions. The staggering growing number of refugees is the biggest displacement since World War II.
During his yearlong project, Ai Weiwei and his team visited over 40 refugee camps throughout 23 countries including; Afghanistan, Bangladesh, France, Greece, Germany, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Kenya, Mexico, and Turkey. This overwhelming crisis leaves displaced families having to resort to a nomadic lifestyle full of uncertainty, scarcity, and danger. Often tearing families apart, leaving children orphaned at a time in their young innocent lives are unable to grasp the magnitude of their situation. Without nurture and love, they desperately need it.
I’m excited to be partnering with Spence Diamonds to present you their latest collection inspired by some of the things that excite me; freedom, fashion, travel, mindfulness, feminism, and art. The Boho by Spencecollection highlights Artisan Created Diamonds Designed with the Environment in Mind.
Wearing a piece of jewelry made with a bigger purpose in mind gives the item a deeper meaning and value. The Boho collection from Spence exudes kind heartiness, love for the environment and wanderlust. These are the greatest gifts that keep our spirits alive. Continue Reading…
Hey Wanderlusters! I’m sorry for the long hiatus. If you follow me on social media you probably already know how I’ve been spending my days since school started. I’m a busy fashion design student at the Fashion Institute of Technology, doing my best to juggle a freelance position in sales, endless school projects, and blogging. Unfortunately fashion design academics leave me with little time for nurturing my Wanderlust. These days I spend most of my times under fluorescent lighting. Talk about moody vibes all the time.
The free times I get I’d much rather spend it outdoors with Mother Nature’s offsprings in the natural light. Governors Island: Gotham’s Natural Oasis in the New York City harbor remains my beloved leisure spot for outdoor contemplation and relaxation. Did you get to quench your nature driven wanderlust spirit with a visit to the island this season? For the first time since its opening, the not so secret ice-cream cone-shaped island extended their 2017 season till Halloween. The season’s farewell held a full list of events ideal for all ages that concluded on October 31st. I didn’t get to live the Spooky experience because I was home working on midterm projects and studying for exams. But, I did get to go before right before the end of the season’s goodbye. Follow along as I stroll along the memorable areas of Governors Island. An island built for the future. Continue Reading…
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I couldn’t think of a better way of saying au revoir to summer 2017 than with one more stroll around Katharina Grosse’s “Colors of the Rockaway”. A public art installation presented by MoMA PS1 on the Fort Tilden Historic District; a former U.S. Army installation in the coastal area of Queens, NY. I took my last summer stroll wearing my FAIRY sandals, one of my favorite styles from the Donald J Pliner’s # ArtOfFun spring/summer 2017 collection. Continue Reading…
Ah, September! My birth month is always one of the busiest and most stressful months of the year. After working full-time in Fashion marketing and sales for several years, I took the leap to continue to the full-time BFA Fashion Design program at the Fashion Institute of Technology. I decided to return to school to pursue a new degree because my current career at that time in sales and merchandising wasn’t providing me with the creativity I was yearning for. Needless to say, I began the first week of school with assigned projects and an endless amount of work and research. In between all of that I was working backstage during NYFW with no free evenings or Weekends. Hey, this girl loves fashion, but sometimes it takes a toll on me.