Sunday, January 26, 2014

HOLIDAY HOUSE: A Glimpse at the Rooms

reporter: Miguel Dominguez

From last November 21th through December 18th, at the Academy Mansion, one of the best holiday rounds to make was a visit to Holiday House NYC, a designer's show house benefitting the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Design firms contributing to Holiday House NYC 2013 included Ally Coulter Designs, Campion Platt, Cullman and Kravis Inc., CW Design, Darrin Varden Design, Décor by Guillaume Gentet, Deb Landis Design, Deborah Martin Designs, Franklin Eighth, Gregory Allan Cramer, J. Cohler Mason Design, James Rixner, Joseph Parisi Interiors, J+G Design, Kelley Jackson, Mario Buatta, Michael McKinnon, Patrick J. Hamilton Designs, Patrik Lönn Design, Rachel Laxer Interiors, Scott Formby, Stephen Bastone, Studio Tim Campbell, Susanna Salk, Tinatin Kilaberidze Interior Design, Tony Ingrao And Randy Kemper, Weitzman-Halpern Interior Design.

Leonard Lauder as Honorary Chair, Iris Dankner and Christopher Hyland as Co-Chairs, and Alexa HamptonMario Buatta and Thom Filicia as Design Chairs formed the committee of Holiday House NYC 2013.

Monday, January 13, 2014

ART & SOLE by Jane Gershon Weitzman - book signing and presentation

reporter: Miguel Dominguez

A one-night fantasy shoe installation from the Stuart Weitzman Collection and a discussion and book signing with Jane Weitzman, the author of Art & Sole: A Spectacular Selection of More Than 150 Fantasy Art Shoes from the Stuart Weitzman Collection, was arranged by the National Arts Club Fashion Committee on January 10th at the National Arts Club.

With an introduction by Weitzman, Art & Sole highlights shoes from the collection, along with brief, identifying captions, in a beautifully designed art book featuring a cloth case with an elaborately embossed shoe on the front cover, gilded edges, and a silk ribbon marker. Thumbnail photographs of every shoe in the book, along with a brief biography on the artist who created it, are also included.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

KINKY BOOTS at the National Arts Club

reporter: Miguel Dominguez

Last November 25, costume designer Gregg Barnes, who designed the wardrobe for the 2012 revival of the Zeigfeld Follies, earning a Tony Award for his efforts, and who with a budget of over 2 million Dollars also did the costumes for the upcoming production of Disney's Aladin on Broadway, was invited by the Fashion and Theatre Arts Committees of the National Arts Club, to talk about his experiences in designing the costumes for Kinky Boots, which earned him his fifth Tony nomination, and also about his experiences in designing for the theatre. Throughout the discussion songs from the Cyndi Lauper score were performed by members of the Broadway cast: Tony Award® nominee Annaleigh Ashford and Tory Ross, with Will Van Dyke accompanying at the piano.