Legendary Rizzoli Bookstore Reopens at NoMad, NYC



11745476_10153225995781130_8985001097476869570_nRizzoli has opened its new flagship bookstore at 1133 Broadway in the heart of New York City’s NoMad district. Just three blocks north of Madison Square Park and steps away from myriad cultural destinations, the 5,000 square foot space occupies the ground-floor level of the historic St. James Building, dating back to the early 19th century. The newly envisioned Rizzoli Bookstore captures the classic architectural experience for which the former bookstore locations were celebrated, integrated into a new vision that matches today’s tastes and the energy of its new location.

rizzoli-exterior-2Nationally recognized design firm Ike Kligerman Barkley Architects led the creation of the bookstore’s interiors under the helm of partner and co-founder Thomas A. Kligerman. Inspired by the grandeur of the building and the neighborhood’s modernity, the new Rizzoli boasts an imposing 18’ tall by 34’ wide glass façade that showcases the interior’s eighteen-foot ceilings, a dramatic peaked skylight, and an expansive windowed salon entered via an striking red mullioned pivot door. Many of the classic fixtures from the 57th Street store have been preserved and re-introduced in the new space, including its cherry wood bookcases and grand brass and iron chandeliers.

rizzoli22n-2-webDSC7423-copy_cDaniel-Melamud-525x350Fornasetti Milano designed wallpaper exclusively for the Rizzoli flagship, custom-made by Cole & Son, manufacturers of fine printed wallpapers since 1875. The designs run as a frieze above the bookcases to the ceiling in all three grand rooms of the store, and feature surreal motifs of Italian cities floating in the clouds, hot air balloons, Zodiac figures and the classic Fornasetti collage of newspaper fragments overlaid with colorful butterflies.


11760288_10153225995291130_500977432446142360_nEditor-at-large for Numero Russia Magazine Andre Leon Talley attends the Rizzoli Bookstore Preview Party.

11751750_10153225995296130_7621550936824109996_nPublisher and Vice President, Rizzoli, Charles Miers, fashion designer Diane Von Furstenberg, and CEO of RCS Libri Laura Donnini at the Rizzoli Bookstore Preview Party on July 21, 2015 in New York City.


The store will be open seven days a week. On Mondays, Tuesdays and Saturdays store hours will be from 10:30 AM to 7:30 PM. On Thursdays and Fridays from 10:30 AM to 9:00 PM, and on Sundays from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Please note: Rizzoli Bookstore will be closed on Sundays during the month of August



The New Whitney Museum of American Art


The Whitney Museum of American Art is one of the preeminent institutions devoted to modern and contemporary art of the United States,with a special focus on works by living artists.

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Positioned at the foot of the High Line in the Meatpacking District, the new Whitney Museum is New York City’s newest world-class cultural destination in one of the city’s most dynamic and distinctive locations.

The building, which was designed by famed Italian architect Renzo Piano and has 50,000 square feet of galleries, (nearly three times the size of its former home) opened to the public on May 1. The museum, which was founded in 1931 by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, was previously located in Manhattan’s Upper East Side. The Whitney focuses on 20th- and 21st-century American art with a permanent collection of more than 21,000 paintings, sculptures, drawings and other media.

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5-2-2015 12-14-20 AM  A greatly increased space filled with Rothkos, Pollocks, Warhols, Hoppers, and other prized works from the museum’s vast collection.

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 Rückenfigur (2009) by Glenn Ligon (b. 1960), part of the Whitney’s exhibition, “America Is Hard to See.” Neon and paint.

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 A woman looks at a Chuck Close painting in a gallery at the relocated Whitney Museum of American Art in Manhattan’s meatpacking district in New York City.

5-2-2015 12-15-56 AMAlexander Calder’s “Calder’s Circus,” in front of George Bellows’s “Dempsey and Firpo.”

4-27-2015 12-21-28 PM The museum also features 13,000 square feet of outdoor galleries and terraces.

5-2-2015 12-15-35 AMRobert Henri’s 1916 portrait of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, the museum’s founder.

The Whitney first opened its doors in 1914, in nearby Greenwich Village as the “Whitney Studio.” It was originally just a simple gallery space for neglected American artists, founded by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney (above), of the famous Vanderbilt family. She was a sculptor and serious collector of American art.

She never intended to build a museum, she actually offered her collection to the Met, but the Met wasn’t interested. They didn’t think American art was very interesting in the 1920s. And so the Whitney was born.

In 1930 the museum was first housed on West 8th Street in Greenwich Village (the present-day New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting & Sculpture). Artists like Edward Hopper, George Bellows and Georgia O’Keeffe all found a home at the Whitney before they were wanted anywhere else.

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Among the artists represented in the museum’s collection are Jeff Koons (“New Hoover Convertibles, Green, Blue; New Hoover Convertibles, Green, Blue; Doubledecker”), Charles Ray (“Boy”), and Nam June Paik (“On View”).

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An elevator designed by Richard Artschwager.

5-2-2015 12-16-57 AMArtschwager elevators a uniquely memorable and unexpected part of the experience of coming to the Whitney.

5-2-2015 12-22-51 AMThe exterior of the new Whitney Museum of American Art, located on Gansevoort Street in Manhattan.

4-27-2015 12-20-29 PMArchitect Renzo Piano’s asymmetrical design creates a sculptural presence within the Meatpacking District of lower Manhattan, overlooking the Hudson River and the adjacent High Line elevated park.

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Pierre Huyghe Designs Met Rooftop Installation in New York


French artist Pierre Huyghe has transformed the roof of the Metropolitan Museum of Art into what resembles an archaeological dig site.

A hunk of Manhattan bedrock rests among the roof as granite tiles, some removed to expose the Earth and activity underneath.

The focal point of the work is an aquarium that features a floating granite rock and ancient aquatic critters such as American tadpole shrimp a living fossils that have existed in nature for over 220 million years

“Part of this exhibition is about a history that extends far beyond our imagination, to something very distant in time.

Besides admiring the fabulous view of Central Park, you also can enjoy the always popular Roof Garden Cafe that reopens for the season, along with the martini bar on Friday and Saturday evenings.

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China: “Through The Looking Glass” at The Met


China: Through The Looking Glass at The metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC

Designed to explores the impact of Chinese aesthetics on Western fashion and how China has fueled the fashionable imagination for centuries the show is spread over three floors. It fills both the basement-level Anna Wintour Costume Center and the Chinese galleries on the second floor, and claims a repurposed Egyptian space in between.  The show is one of the Met Museum’s largest ever with acres of objects, photographs, film clips and apparel punched up by perfect sound-and-light special effects to reveal enchanting reflections of Chinese imagery.

The visual appeal of the exhibit is stunning, even the most jaded museum visitor would be floored at the sheer beauty of the sight. A Must See!


Projetado para explorar o impacto da estética chinesa sobre a moda ocidental e como a China tem alimentado a imaginação da moda durante séculos o show esta distribuído por três andares. Ele preenche tanto o nível do basement Anna Wintour Costume Center e as galerias chinesas no segundo andar, assim como um espaço egípcio reaproveitado no meio.

O show é um dos maiores ja apresentados no Museu Met com objetos, fotografias, clipes de filmes e roupa realcadas por perfeitos efeitos especias de Luz e Son revelando encantadoras imagens Chinezas. O apelo visual da exposição é impressionante.  Imperdível!

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O robe usado pelo Ultimo Emperador da China , Pu Yi, quando ele foi coroado com 2 anos de idade.

5-7-2015 11-09-31 AM A 1777 red lacquer screen for a birthday celebration for Gen. Guo Ziyi.

Tela de 1777 de laca vermelha para uma festa de aniversário do general Guo Ziyi.

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Yves Saint Lauren by Tom Ford, Dior by Galliano and Lauren Xu.

Yves Saint Lauren por Tom Ford, Dior por Galliano e Lauren Xu.

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5-7-2015 11-04-50 AM Dresses by John Galliano in the Astor Court.

Vestidos de John Galliano no Astor Court.

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Criação de Dries Van Noten.

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Vestido de noite de Filigrana dourada pelo costureiro chinês Guo Pei.

5-7-2015 11-05-45 AM Alexander McQueen dress in silk brocade.

Vestido de brocado de seda por Alexander McQueen.

5-7-2015 11-06-32 AMAn Haute Couture creation from the House of Givenchy.

Uma criação Haute Couture da Casa de Givenchy.

5-7-2015 11-08-58 AMTwo dresses by Rodarte and evening gowns by Chanel and Guo Pei.

Dois vestidos por Rodarte e vestidos de gala por Chanel e Guo Pei.

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An ensemble by Jean Paul Gaultier in a bamboo grove of plastic tubing.

 Um conjunto de Jean Paul Gaultier em um bosque de bambu de tubos de plástico.

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Dresses by Chanel left and Dior.

Vestidos de Chanel a esquerda e Dior.

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Valentino evening dresses from Shanghai Collection 2013.

Valentino vestidos de noite da coleção Shanghai 2013.

5-6-2015 12-35-29 PM Artwork by Andy Warhol and a dress by Vivienne Tam.

Obras de arte por Andy Warhol e um vestido de Vivienne Tam.

5-6-2015 5-05-56 PMFestival robe worn by Emperor Qianlong, second half of 18th-century and Evening dress, Tom Ford for Yves Saint Laurent.

Robe Festivo usado pelo imperador Qianlong, na segunda metade do século 18 e vestido de noite, Tom Ford para Yves Saint Laurent.

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Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC

May 7 – August 16, 2015

Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC

7 maio – 16 agosto, 2015


Lauren Lawrence – Dream Expert To The Stars


Dreams are to the mind what weightlifting is to the body! Get pumped on your dreams!

Lost something in a dream? Feel an inner conflict? Need to leave an impression?

Analyst Lauren Lawrence reveals the secrets behind your dreams….

Lauren Lawrence is a socialite dreams expert, author and dreams columnist of the NY Daily News; she hosted the show “Celebrity Nightmares Decoded” on BIO channel & has published many books.4-5-2015 3-34-21 PM

Ms. Lawrence has de-mystified the dreams of today’s most private personalities, including Stephen Baldwin, Paris Hilton, Kate Moss,  Diane Von Furstenberg, Carolyn Roehm, Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece, Mario Buatta, Emanuel Ungaro, Luciano Pavarotti and Sophia Loren.

Lauren Lawrence has appeared on numerous TV shows including the Tyra Banks Show, E’s Star Treatment, CNN’s Money Line and Fox and Friends. Is it any wonder? Few can reveal their hidden meaning like Lauren Lawrence.

Bet we’d love to have her at a dinner party. In the meantime, you can send her your dreams directly.


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 Small dinner for friends!

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Peace and quiet in the library.

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 Where she dreams.

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With the Beatles in her kitchen. Harry Benson’s wonderful “pillow fight” taken in 1964.

4-22-2015 1-56-07 PM Panthere De Cartier in her Kitchen

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  At Doubles with Jane Pontarelli and Nicole Dicocco

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With Lucia Hwong Gordon pointing to a favorite Sandro Chia self portrait on paper.

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 In her living room with Carolyne Roehm and Sirio Maccioni.


 With Jane Pontarelli, Pilar Rossi, Adele Nino and Cassandra Seidenfeld at the book signing at her home for Elisabeth Thieriot.

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 With Geoffrey Bradfield at a party in her home.

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With Ann Nitze and Lynn Wyatt celebrating Casita Maria’s 80th Anniversary Fiesta Gala at the Plaza.

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  With Former First Lady Dewi Sukarno.

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With legendary fashion designer Vicky Tiel at lunch at the Regency Hotel.


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 Being photographed for New York Magazine. Photo Credit: Frank Veronsky.

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Getting out of the BMW sports coupe used in one of the Bond movies, with a Kelly bag in tow. Photo credit: Ludovic Autet.

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At The New York Center for Children 20th Anniversary Spring Cocktail. Photos by: Rose Billings/

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Celebrating Easter Sunday with hubby David at Le Cirque.


Check out her coffee-table book “Private Dreams of Public People” published by Assouline in 2002.


For the first time, public figures like Madonna, Michael Douglas, Oliver Stone, Candace Bushnell, Kelsey Grammer, Chris Kattan, Paul McCartney, Juliette Binoche and a host of others confess their intimate dreams. Dream expert Lauren Lawrence dissects these dreams, giving us unprecedented insight into celebrities’ deepest thoughts and what makes them shine. From ancient times of Delphian oracles to present day psychoanalysis, dreams have always captivated, inspired and fascinated us. What secrets do we unlock when we close our eyes? We are in a constant search for meaning in our dreams, hoping to discover the mysteries of our unconscious. Private Dreams of Public People approaches the dream like never before, focusing on celebrity dreamers, and the expression of talen inherent within their nighttime journeys.

LAUREN LAWRENCE 1LAUREN LAWRENCE 2LAUREN LAWRENCE 3Lauren Lawrence books are available on

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 On the cover of the New York Daily News.

Lauren Lawrence dreams column runs every Sunday in the “Your New York” Life & Style section of the NY Daily News.

A dream of a shooting star points to a wish for empowerment.


If you would like to interpret one of your dreams in her Sunday Column in

The NY Daily News email them to:

Follow Lauren Lawrence on Twitter @LaurenLawrence_for daily dream tips!

Please include your name, city and state.


Easter Sunday Parade brings out creative hats to Fifth Avenue


On a bright, sunny Sunday, the annual 2015 New York City Easter Parade did not disappoint.

Irvine Berlin memorialized the event in the 1948 musical with Fred Astaire, Judy Garland, Peter Lawford and Ann Miller, but the New York Easter Parade tradition goes back to a much earlier time.

The Easter Parade is a New York tradition that dates back to the middle of the 1800s. The social elite would attend services at one of the 5th Avenue churches and parade their new fashions down the Avenue afterwards.

Here is a look at a few of our favorite Easter hats from the Fifth Avenue parade.


Num Domingo ensolarado o anual New York City Easter Parade 2015 não decepcionou.

Irving Berlin comemorou o evento em 1948 musical com Fred Astaire, Judy Garland, Peter Lawford e Ann Miller, mas a tradição New York Easter Parade remonta a uma época muito anterior.

O Desfile de Páscoa é uma tradição de Nova York, que remonta a meados dos anos 1800. A elite social desfila desde entao sua creatividade em chapeus e moda na avenida depois de assistir aos serviços em uma das 5 igrejas da Fifth Avenue.

Vejam os nossos chapéus favoritos do desfile.

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Inside Bruce Willis’ New Luxury Duplex In NYC


Maybe we haven’t seen Bruce Willis in a new movie in a couple of years because he’s been too busy unloading and buying real estate in New York.
The Wall Street Journal reports that the actor is in contract to buy a $16.995 million duplex at 271 Central Park West, which is just a few blocks down the road from the last place he owned, a three-bedroom at the El Dorado that he sold for $13 million in December.
Located on the Upper West Side in a prewar co-op building, the roughly 6,000-square-foot, six-bedroom, 4½-bathroom apartment has large picture windows, gorgeous views of Central Park, formal dining room that can seat 12 people and a library.

Bruce Willis Novo Luxuoso Duplex em New York

Talvez nós não vimos Bruce Willis em um novo filme em um par de anos, porque ele tem estado muito ocupado vendendo e comprando imóveis em Nova York.

O famoso ator está em contrato para comprar um luxuoso duplex por US $ 16.995 milhões de dólares, no 271 Central Park West, que fica a apenas algumas quadras do último apartamento que possuía, um de três quartos no El Dorado e que vendeu por US $ 13 milhões em dezembro.

Localizado no Upper West Side, em um edifício co-op pre-war, com 6.000 metros quadrados, seis quartos, 4 ½-banheiro, o novo apartamento tem grandes janelas panorâmicas com vistas deslumbrantes do Central Park, sala de jantar formal, que pode acomodar 12 pessoas e uma biblioteca.

Vejam que sonho luxuoso em Manhattan!

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Halston & YSL at FIT Museum – The 70’s at Its Best!


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The Fashion Institute of Technology in New York presents a new exhibition dedicated to outstanding designers Yves Saint Laurent and Roy Halston. What is the connection between the two? It must be their boundless talent and the time they lived in – the 1970s. The decade of disco and glamour became defining for both of them. America’s darling and Studio 54’s regular, Roy Halston used to create outfits for Elizabeth Taylor, Lisa Minnelli and Bianca Jagger. It is difficult to imagine the 1970s without flowing elegant dresses by Halston. As for Yves Saint Laurent, the disco decade was all about feminine Belle Epoque creations – the iconic looks influenced by menswear and bright ethnic motifs. The visitors to the exhibition will see how differently the two great designers reinterpreted the 1970s. Yves Saint Laurent + Halston: Fashioning the ‘70s will be open from 6 February till 18 April, 2015.

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Halston. On the left, fur coat, 1981, dress, 1975; blue silk jersey dress, right, 1972 and white sequined evening dress from 1974.

2-10-2015 1-41-46 PMYSL menswear for women. Groundbreaking at the time! L to R, 1967, 1982, 1968.

2-10-2015 1-42-40 PMHalston. Left from 1981, the red silk organza gown “American Beauty Rose,” right, 1980.

2-10-2015 1-43-43 PM Silver mesh bra by Elsa Peretti for Halston, 1975.

2-10-2015 1-44-38 PM YSL gowns. The center is a signature YSL look from 1976.

2-10-2015 1-45-16 PMHaston white sequined evening dress from 1974.

2-10-2015 1-42-10 PM A striped Halston gown, 1975, next to a beaded and sequined-trimmed YSL, 1965.

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The Museum at FIT

Seventh Avenue at 27th Street
New York NY 10001-5992

Hours: Tuesday-Friday, noon-8pm
Saturday, 10AM-5PM
Closed Sunday, Monday, and legal holidays
Admission is free


New York’s Magical Holidays Windows


There is nothing more magical than New York City during the Holidays.  For decades New York’s stores like Lord & Taylor, Saks Fifth Avenue and Macy’s have been bringing together fantasy, fashion, art and architecture to create inspired windows full of enchantment, drama, and whimsy that fuel the senses.

  Lord & Taylor

For this year, Lord & Taylor honors the 100th anniversary of their flagship NYC building. This year’s theme is “a journey through the imagination, exploring the whimsical interiors of an enchanted mansion,” and animals wearing clothes. There are mice in scarves and jaunty caps, cardinals in sunglasses and vests, and oil paintings of dogs in Elizabethan ruffs—as well as a window devoted to butterflies and fairies trapped in color-changing glass domes.

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Saks Fifth Avenue

An “Enchanted Experience” is Saks Fifth Avenue’s theme for this years Holiday window display. Based on scenes from classic fairy tales retold in an Art Deco style, with iconic New York locations as the backdrop, from Cinderella arriving at the Saks Fifth Avenue, to Snow White in Time Square, to Rumplestiltskin in the grimy subway tunnels.  This theatrical display plays to our childhood fantasies and to the drama of New York’s landscape!

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Macy’s flagship store this year’s theme is Santa’s Journey to the Stars.

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Salud to the Holiday Season, and to cultivating creativity that sparks the imagination for people of all ages this time of year!

Happy Holidays my wonderful friends!


Art Basel Miami Beach 2014 – Street Style


Welcome to the favorite winter meeting place for the international artworld. At the nexus of North America and Latin America, this Art Basel show presents artwork from across the globe.

With miles of sandy beaches dotted with classic Art Deco architecture, world-class art museums, and a glittering nightlife, Miami Beach ranks among America’s most iconic cities. During Art Basel, it embraces the artworld with special exhibitions at museums and galleries across the city, transforming the week into a dense and dynamic cultural event.

Check out the best looks spotted at Miami’s Art Basel.

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