Friday, December 27, 2013

AVENUE Antiques Art & Design: Jewelry

reporter: Miguel Dominguez

Emerald necklace and diamond bracelet below,
were exhibited by Richter's

AVENUE Magazine's Antiques, Art , and Design show, which opened on October 9th at the Armory on Park Avenue, was a showcase for the luxury goods trade, both personal, and for the home.

The Armory became such a treasure cave, I am doing multiple articles (Click BEST IN SHOW, to see article.) This one is all about the jewelry.

Click on the names of the exhibitors to go to their web site and see some more.


Sunday, December 22, 2013


reporter: Miguel Dominguez

It was while covering the Suzanne Tucker book signing event earlier in November, that I met Elaine Taylor-Gordon, owner of Flashforce LLC. When I complemented her on the beautiful necklace she was wearing, she informed me it was designed by her Milanese friend Sandra Simonato Blei, who was coming to New york in order to introduce her new jewelry collection at the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD).

Then Elaine invited me to come and cover her event honoring Sandra in a few days hence, November 14th to be precise, when she would be arranging a private, women only, networking get together, that would be offering for sale some Sandra's pieces from her extensive collection.

Elaine Taylor Gordon and Sandra Simonato Blei discuss a beautiful embroidered art piece from Elaine's collection

Friday, December 20, 2013

AN INVITATION TO CHATEAU DU GRAND LUCE by Timothy Corrigan - lecture and book signing

reporter: Miguel Dominguez

November 5th at Bonhams, was the date and place where Interior Designer Timothy Corrigan had a book signing and lecture about the restoration of a neglected, but important French chateau he decided to buy and make his home, cheerfully supported by members of the French Heritage Society, who were in the midst of celebrating their 30th Anniversary by conducting diverse chateau tours following in the footsteps of King Louis XIV through the southwest of France.

Timothy Corrigan's first book, An Invitation to Chateau du Grand-Lucé was published by Rizzoli.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

AVENUE Antiques Art & Design: BEST IN SHOW

reporter: Miguel Dominguez

On October 12th at the Armory on Park Avenue, four days after the grand opening of AVENUE Magazine's Antiques, Art , and Design show, a panel of five illustrious experts in the Decor industry had a discussion on the exhibited items they considered to be the best offerings of the show.

Panelists Ellie Cullman, Darren Heanult, Amanda Nisbet, and David Scott with moderator Susanna Salk standing

Sunday, December 1, 2013


reporter: Miguel Dominguez

The trophies being quite sizable and beautiful, Christopher Hyland told the
anecdote in his opening speech of Bad Boy Mario Buatta, who promptly turned
the one he got from a past award into a lamp base, to the hilarity of all present.

Exactly one week before the opening of Holiday House, on November 13, Hyland Magazine, whose Editor-in-Chief is Christopher Hyland, also President of Hyland Textiles, and also co-chair of Holiday House NYC had its annual awards ceremony which recognizes prominent talent in the Architecture/Interior Design industries.

The event took place at the most exquisitely put together Bar Room, a rather atmospheric and intimate American Bistro in New York's favorite area for the "Ladies Who Lunch", around the corner from Bloomingdale.

Christopher Hyland Commences the presentation

Sunday, November 24, 2013


reporter: Miguel Dominguez

On October 22nd, the Holiday House NYC benefit for The Breast Cancer Research Foundation had its kick off party at the Academy Mansion, where the show house takes place every year. It's a nice gathering for the people and companies from all the architecture and interior decor related industries involved, before they start the hard, exhausting work of putting each of the rooms together.

Holiday House will run from November 21st to December 18th, with their Gala Opening on November 20th, which I already covered and will be posting in the near future with a link to this article as well.

Holiday House Co-chair Christopher Hyland with Founder/Chair Iris Dankner  flank Sara Gore.
To see article of Hyland Magazine's awards event, click here

Saturday, November 23, 2013


reporter: Miguel Dominguez
text: Harper Collins Publishers

On September 17th, art scholar Karen Lehrman Bloch had a signing of her most recent book The Inspired Home: Interiors of deep beauty at Rizzoli New York.

The Inspired Home: Interiors of Deep Beauty opens the door to twenty-five of the most beautiful homes in the world—ones owned by top interior designers, fashion designers, artists, and stylists—to reveal how simple principles borrowed from nature can inspire gorgeous, innovative interiors that both calm and embolden us.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013


reporter: Miguel Dominguez
text: Christie's

On November 10, Chrisite's New York had a veritable mob scene in their premises on Rockefeller Center with their preview of the kind of art even the MoMA would find difficult putting together in a special exhibit. I literally had to wait till the last half hour, when the event was winding down, in order to take a few shots of the extraordinary amount of art being auctioned off. A few of the works being sold were Warhols, Basquiats, Harrings, a Lichtenstein, Indianas, a Stella, a Cindy Sherman and a Koons Balloon Dog, displayed on the sidewalk, and chosen by Christie's as the logo for the up coming auction, with canvas bags and t-shirts featuring the sculpture, and real ballon dogs, being given away to a very delighted public.

On 12 November 2013 this painting, "Three Studies of Lucian Freud" set the record
as the most expensive piece of art ever auctioned, selling for $142,405,000

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2014: PISTOLETTE

reporter: Miguel Dominguez

On September 28th, designer Elissa French of Pistolette New York, showed her sexy, comfortable fashions to a very ardent following of twenty somethings.

Elissa French

Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2014: BAKYT BESHBAEV

reporter: Miguel Dominguez

During Fashion Week on September 8th, Bakyt Beshbaev showed his beautifully ethnic, incredibly elegant wear at the Couture Fashion Week 4 day Fashion extravaganza taking place at the New Yorker Hotel.

Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2014: MARCIA GANEM

reporter: Miguel Dominguez

During Fashion Week on September 7th at the New Yorker Hotel, Brazilian designer Marcia Ganem presented her mostly diaphanous garments to New York fashion followers. Her show was arranged by Couture Fashion Week.

Sunday, November 3, 2013


reporter: Miguel Dominguez
text and archival images: Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery

On October 16th, Rebecca Hossack Gallery presented Klaus Enrique: The Reaping, a solo show featuring works by New York based artist Klaus Enrique.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2014: VOZ Collaborative Artisan Fashions

reporter: Miguel Dominguez

Voz—“voice” in Spanish—brought its Chilean, artisan designed collection to New York Fashion Week with its show on September 12th.

BEYOND THE THRESHOLD - Dialogues Within the Space of Painting

reporter: Miguel Dominguez

Curator Renwick Heronimo with artists Erika Diehl and Justin Lee Hoekstra

On June 22 S Artspace Gallery NYC  presented a group show curated by independent curator/art critic Renwick Heronimo. Beyond the Threshold is a group exhibition profiling emerging Mid-Atlantic painters, all exploring meaning and dialogue inside as well as outside the space of painting. The group consists of Erika Diehl, Justin Hoekstra, Andrew Lubas and David Myers. All the above artists and curator met in recent years at MICA, one of the most prestigious art colleges in the United States.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

EDITIONS: PHILLIPS Auction of Mid and Late 20th Century Art

reporter: Miguel Dominguez

EDITIONS was the tittle of the auction that took place on October 28th, with a preview reception on the 26th at Phillips.

It was an astounding display of the best of mid and late 20th century art. Being there was actually more exciting than being at the MoMA. Basquiat, Indiana, Warhol, Wesselmann, Picasso, Magritte, Miró, Lichtestein, Rauschenberg, Hockney, Stella, the list of impressive signatures on the art being auctioned boggled the mind.

The following is the visual record of a cave of treasures.

Tom Wesselmann

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Sunday, October 20, 2013

CARTER SMITH Fashion Designs

reporter: Miguel Dominguez

On September 12th at Le Midi Bistro, designer Carter Smith had the runway show of his latest designs. Then, on October 17th at the Dejavu Boutique branch on the Upper East Side, he had a more leisured presentation for the press. 

Monday, October 14, 2013

SCALAMANDRE: HAUTE DECOR by Steven Stolman - book signing

reporter: Miguel Dominguez

On October 2nd, Scalamandré President Steven Stolman had his book signing of Scalamandré: Haute Décor, at Stark Fabrics showroom, their new headquarters in the Decoration & Design Building

In Scalamandré: Haute Décor, Steven Stolman, President of Scalamandré, designer, and writer, known for his lighthearted use of decorative fabrics in apparel design, celebrates the world of Scalamandré.

Steven was born in Boston, raised in West Hartford and attended Carnegie Mellon and Northwestern Universities before graduating from New York's Parsons School of Design.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

GESINE HEINREICH: "Ces mots non dits – Diese ungesagten Worte"

reporter: Miguel Dominguez

The German Consulate General presented on September 11 a concert by German singer/songwriter Gesine Heinrich in order to celebrate The Élysée Treaty of 50 years ago, also known as the Treaty of Friendship, established by Charles de Gaulle of France and Konrad Adenauer of Germany on January 22, 1963 for reconciliation between the two countries, in which Germany and France established a new foundation for relations that ended centuries of rivalry between them.

Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2014: AKYLBEK TOLOMUSHOV

reporter: Miguel Dominguez

On September 5, at the New Yorker Hotel, designer Akylbek Tolomushov showed is latest designs for Spring/Summer 2014 at Couture Fashion Week . 

Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2014: K.NICOLE

reporter: Miguel Dominguez

Kera Anderson and Nicole Styer

On September 9, at the Designers Loft, Philadelphia's fashion brand K. Nicole had its show. Produced by Curtis Davis from Adam Group Productions and Susan Liebesman of B2B Management, the publicist handling the event was former Supermodel Debbie Dickinson

Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2014: JORGE AFANADOR

reporter: Miguel Dominguez

On September 5, at the New Yorker Hotel, Colombian designer Jorge Afanador returned to Couture Fashion Week  for Spring/Summer 2014.