A Night of Secrets and a Day of Dreams

Saturday night Adam took me out on my birthday date.

it started at The McKittrick Hotel for

Sleep No More

an underground and interactive play that takes place on 5 floors of an abandoned luxury hotel.  all guests of the hotel are required to wear masks and are not allowed to speak as you wander through smokey rooms hung with dried flowers and animal pelts, a maze of branches lit dimly in blue light or hospital rooms filled with rows of bathtubs to name a just a few of the scenes.  actors whirled in and out, in a blearily seductive dance with each other, never noticing all of us voyers watching their every move…

A Night of Secrets and a Day of Dreams I Love You Nonetheless

a quick beverage before dinner

hidden mixology bar employees only is tucked behind a fortune-teller

A Night of Secrets and a Day of Dreams I Love You Nonetheless

A Night of Secrets and a Day of Dreams I Love You Nonetheless

A Night of Secrets and a Day of Dreams I Love You Nonetheless

ok maybe another drink while we wait for our table to be ready at

Hudson Clearwater

a restaurant with no sign and blocked out windows, so unless you know what you’re looking at you wont even know what you’re missing.

i recommend the crispy duck breast

A Night of Secrets and a Day of Dreams I Love You Nonetheless

A Night of Secrets and a Day of Dreams I Love You Nonetheless

finishing the evening at the tucked away

Little Branch

where i sipped a rolls royce A Night of Secrets and a Day of Dreams I Love You Nonetheless

A Night of Secrets and a Day of Dreams I Love You Nonetheless

Adam wears his wedding suit by Martin Greenfield paired with a purple gingham shirt.   my uneven hem sheer button down is Pinkyotto worn with Moves giant wooden crystal ring, black stockings and stompers, and dusty coral leather soft clutch.

more on the soft clutch shortly, but first

prezzies!

A Night of Secrets and a Day of Dreams I Love You Nonetheless

my in-laws gave me an incredible book on Art Nouveau jewelry along with a fantastic card by artist Beryl Cook and Adam…. well Adam gave me the most phenomenal gift ever.

A Night of Secrets and a Day of Dreams I Love You Nonetheless

Apparently since my post on Yosef Perez, Adam has been corresponding with them.  Not only did he get me a pair of their AMAZE-BALLS leggings* he showed them my line, and they love it!  For me, this is quite possibly the most meaningful thing anyone could ever do for me.  Having a line is such an intense and difficult venture, and so often, as is the case in most creative professions, there is doubt and fear.  To have 2 letters from Yosef Perez wishing me not only a happy birthday but also the best for I Still Love You NYC is the most amazing gift i’ve ever gotten.

*leggings to arrive shortly due to the understandable delay of Tel-Aviv Fashion Week — photos of the Yosef Perez show to come soon!

A Night of Secrets and a Day of Dreams I Love You Nonetheless

mmm! now i’m hungry.

birthday brunch!

alexii makes the best scrambled eggs.  ever.  served with chicken sausage, mixed green salad, mini bagel, homefries and orange slices

A Night of Secrets and a Day of Dreams I Love You Nonetheless

hot mama and ‘dorable son in “Sweater Season!”

A Night of Secrets and a Day of Dreams I Love You Nonetheless

mimosas and brunch, yeah i’d say i’m ready for some sunday couch time..

A Night of Secrets and a Day of Dreams I Love You Nonethelessoh right!  and i told you i’d tell you about my new

SOFT CLUTCH

A Night of Secrets and a Day of Dreams I Love You Nonetheless

im so freaking obsessed its redic.  doesn’t it look rad with the wooded crystal ring too?  mm.mmm.mm.

soft clutch – American Apparel // wooden crystal ring – Moves // vintage silk button down // I Still Love You NYC harness // Bass boots

A Night of Secrets and a Day of Dreams I Love You Nonetheless

question: what’s the best way to end this day?

answer: birthday pie

A Night of Secrets and a Day of Dreams I Love You Nonetheless

can we discuss

what the hell happened to:

CRYSTAL RENN

girl, i love you, but what the heck? you were by far one of the skinniest ladies in all of the Gala!  p.s. loooove your hairrrrr

TOM FORD

the once master of sexy fashion, the designer is now designing for Hot Topic?!  oh, wait, what? that IS a Tom Ford gown?! noooooooooo times a brazilian.

in your dreams i am perfect

Tribal Love by JC Mazza

quiet fingertips skip across my back // your eyes can find the truth easily // this is the way it is now // we are at end of days // this is the way it is now // we can make our way

Tribal Love by JC Mazza

Tribal Love by JC Mazza

Tribal Love by JC Mazza

Tribal Love by JC Mazza

Tribal Love by JC Mazza

Tribal Love by JC Mazza

Tribal Love by JC Mazza

Tribal Love by JC Mazza

Tribal Love by JC Mazza

Tribal Love by JC Mazza

Tribal Love by JC Mazza

Tribal Love by JC Mazza

Tribal Love by JC Mazza

Tribal Love by JC Mazza

from the amazing mind and fingers of my beautiful friend JC Mazza in collaboration with Meleni Smith, Soloman Cortes and Dari Carmon

Creative Direction, Styling, Hair and Makeup: JC Mazza

Congrats!

to Abby Milly for sending in this awesome DIY’d tote she made “designer” with a magic marker!  not only is it super on trend, it also is a great way to spruce up an average tote bag!  Congrats Abby, thanks for submitting your DIY and i will see you tomorrow on the Green Carpet at Origins Rocks Earth Month!

and thanks to everyone else for participating!  there were some really great entries! xoc

Your Chance to Win!

1 lucky reader and a guest will get 2 VIP passes to the Origins Rocks Earth Month with Train party next Wednesday at Webster Hall!

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The tickets include guarantee entry in to the event through VIP entrance, access to the VIP area inclusive of open bar, access to celebrities and high-level guests, mingle with Train and opening act Nikki Jean, as well as (my favorite part) gift bags full of fun samples from Origins!!

How To Enter:  since the party is for Earth Month and this is a fashion blog, i think we should see what some of YOU have done in regards to reworking a non clothing item into something chic and fashion forward.  so wether it is repurposing a pillow case into a mini dress because you loved the print, to taking your graduation cap tassels and turning them into earrings (both things that i’ve done (and the earrings look very LV SS11)) what is the repurposing or reinvention you are most proud of?  include a description of what you did as well as at least one photo of you wearing your item.  i will choose my favorite and put the photo up on my blog on Tuesday.

email your entries to: iloveyounonetheless@gmail.com

This contest is made possible by the awesome and earth friendly people over at Origins

please note: this contest does not include hotel or transportation, so please be able to make it to NYC

i can’t wait to see all of your entries! good luck!

personal space

i found this image of Marilyn Monroe last week while doing research for a post for the frisky.. it is so personal and voyeuristic, we get to see into her life and home and beyond what the movie directors want to tell us.. if you have a chance, take a look at the article — it’s just a bunch of her quotes, but i think you’ll be surprised at just how insightful of a lady she really was.

hiihii

so i misses you, i want to stay and hanggggout for longer and make some collages for you.. but i am on my way to harlem to go organize my girlfriends amazing closet and shoot a look book of newly styled outfits from preexisting clothes. yayfunz!

also, my kitties wanted to take photos with me yesterday arent they so nice

canadian american tuxedo
vintage Ralph Lauren chambray button down
amarican flag tee
seven bell bottoms
leather and patent leather espedrills
featuring (by appearance)
Fish and Chips
Chicken
btw did i tell you i’m writing for thefrisky.com now? yeah i like it. lossa fashion and trending things.  i think you like
and i like these — just found out illustrator Iain MacArthur
they are so sad/dark/intricate i really enjoy them