Almost everyday I get a sample sale report from Daily Candy. Their coverage of trendy/interesting stuff, sample sales, and all things fashion is the-most-comprehensive on the internet. Normally I just read it and make a mental note, but one of entries struck me as very interesting and I will definitely attend one particular sale.
From May 5 – May 16, Showroom Seven, a multi-room, fashion showroom will have a sample sale featuring such lines as Charlotte Ronson, Orla Kiely, Erickson Beamon, Soundgirl, A&G Cashmere, and more. But that’s not the cool part. The cool part is that Showroom Seven has rented out the space that formally housed New York City’s Tunnel Nightclub. Say Whattt???!!!!! As someone who perpetually lives in the past, I have fond, fond, FOND memories of THE TUNNEL.
For those of you that are too young to remember or maybe didn’t live in NYC in the 90s, The Tunnel was the “it” nightclub. According to Wikipedia, “The Tunnel opened in early 1987 […] and was named for the abandoned train tunnel from the early 1900s that became the main dance floor.”
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A few weeks ago when I was sitting at work daydreaming of what I should be doing I came across this job description of a position at the Brooklyn Museum of Art for a sales associate in a stand alone Louis Vuitton store. I was like, “are you kidding me? What’s that?” Now I hear, infact, that there is going to be a small store in the newly refreshed Brooklyn Museum of Art in celebration of the Japanese pop artist Takashi Murakami.
The show starts on April 3rd with a special musical performance. It is currently sold out and with good reason, Kanye West is rumored to be the featured performer. Damn! I’d like to see ‘Ye do “Stronger” live!
Apparently, Takashi Murakami has created a custom design for Louis Vuitton which will be featured on handbags specifically at this store. Not really a fan of the ©MURAKAMI LV logo look, but since the artist uses bold colors hopefully the bags will be interesting.
If you live in NYC you may have seen the work of this artist, in conjunction with Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA). The MTA displayed Takashi Murakami’s project entitled WINK in the Vanderbilt Hall of Grand Central Terminal back in February of 2001.
For more information contact the Brooklyn Museum.
New Yorkers forget Barney’s CO-OP. Londoners forget Top Shop. Neither of these stores have ANYTHING on Colette. Colette is an interesting design concept store in Paris, France. You can get everything from music and books, to young and hip designer threads. I think you can even get food there! Shopping in Colette is truly an experience and when I visit Paris this summer I will definitely bring back insights into the goodies they have. When are they opening a branch in NYC??? The trendy set here would be there in droves. They have cool glasses by Cazal x Dita and trendy shirts by Ksubi x Cory.
One of the reasons I wanted to do a post about this store is that Colette is showing pieces by the Swiss artist Comenius Roethlisberger on the ground floor of their Paris store. The exhibition is entitled “Dearest Constellation, Sweetest Invitation”. Roethlisberger uses powdered sugar and cocaine (yes, that yayo) suspended in resin boxes to create the logos of many of the top fashion designers. Cocaine and fashion…well, that’s new!
For all you New York Fashionistas, this show will be in the city from March 26 – March 28 at SCOPE.
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