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Batman Returns

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My fiancé and I live in Chelsea, known to many as the art gallery epicenter of New York City. Peppering the sidewalks like haphazard splashes of paint on a Pollock canvas, there are almost 350 concurrent exhibitions at any given time. Some Saturdays, with no plan in mind, we meander the avenues neighboring the Hudson River and walk from 20th street until 25th. One such day in February, 2012 we stumbled upon Petzel Gallery.

The Walkup / Petzel Gallery The Walkup / Petzel Gallery

Anarchy, animation, trash, charcoal, linen and the world of a deranged evil villain collide in the gallery.

The Walkup / Petzel Gallery

Batman Returns, the show by artist Joyce Pensato ran from January 12 – February 25, 2012. Pensato, is an artist born, raised and currently working in Brooklyn. Her proximity to Gotham is not lost on me. “Batman” is a motif that first appeared in Pensato’s drawings as early as the mid-1970’s. “I was resisting working with the traditional still life — apples and pears and all that crap,” she says. Something clicked when she first sketched the caped crusader. “I just fell in love with Batman. I think it was the ears.

The Walkup / Petzel Gallery

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Mixology (21)

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In honor of New York Bridal Week when Spring/Summer 2013 collections and couture dresses of tulles, chiffons, silks and lace are viewed, I present to you wedding white mixology. The biggest names in bridal this year are Oscar de la Renta, Vera Wang, Marchesa, Jenny Packham, Monique Lhuillier, Reem Acra and Alfred Angelo. Are you mermaid style or a princess? I personally have never tried on a dress nor never really imagined myself in a white hot creation (not even the girlish fantasies). Perhaps my history lends itself more to cream…

Monique Lhuillier - Spring 2013

Dress: Textured lace gown by Monique Lhuillier. / Room: Fluffy white linens meet flowing white canopy headdress in this dreamscape of white. Flirty, feminine and bright, found here.

Banderole Gown by BHLDN

Dress: Banderole Gown by BHLDN with a silhouette fitted through bodice and hips. The gossamer three-quarter sleeves and tiers of pure silk chiffon unfurl from empire waist to toe. / Room: Waterfall Ruffle Curtain from Urban Outfitters in dusty pink dresses up a bare white room with spartan furnishings and still adds a touch of opulence. 

Tony Ward Couture 2013

Room: White based room with minimal midcentury features and sharp geometric shapes.  The yarn ball light fixture can be made here. Original image link found via Pinterest and broken! Sorry! / Dress: Tony Ward Couture 2013, Freesia – a column dress with rectangle draping and texture juxtaposition, found here.

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In honor of this rainy May day – wherein I had to wear rainboots and bring an umbrella to work AND arrived dripping wet: 

Umbrella: Ok, I understand that this is technically a PARASOL and thus does not block much rain (and is truly meant to block sun) but, I could not resist. Product found at ModCloth, HERE. / Room: Lace felt blanket by Room 39. How interesting is the precision laser cutting? The blanket looks almost like a lace snowflake (made of merino wool). 

Umbrella: Your inner world traveler will love the desert shades and wooden accent of Missoni’s printed automatic umbrella. Internal black spokes, button mechanism to operate, designer-stamped gunmetal and wooden handle. Available HERE. / Room: I would never leave this Missoni chevroned room.  Found in the Acqua Private Residences project, developed in the Philippine capital. The bold colors of the private residences provide elegance, energy, and positivity. Image found HERE. 

Umbrella: Maintain your style credentials outdoors with this green printed umbrella from DVF 1974. Available for purchase HERE. With its vintage twig print, this accessory will bring quirky cool to your spring ensembles. / Room: Oh seafoam sunroom, how I love thee. The patterns, the prints, the cool pastel hues and the general beachy, cool, cottage vibe! Found HERE.

Umbrella: The classic Burberry pattern! What more can I say? Image found HERE. / Room: Give visitors a warm welcome with an entryway bedecked in soft taupe checkers and tartan plaids! Sophisticated yet cool. Room found via Country Living HERE.

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