Friday, May 4, 2012

Friday Five

1. May The Fourth Be With You:  Happy Star Wars Day! I hope the force is strong in all of you.

2. Art Fair Weekend: If you live in New York, there are several art fairs happening around the city, fresh off the heels of this week's auctions. For those of you looking to combine your passion for food and art, head to Frieze New York on Randall's Island. It is a little out of the way and a bit too pricey for my taste, but it is sure to draw big crowds and have some great art. Verge New York will be showcasing "Tomorrow Stars" and if you are hoping to be one of 2013's picks for Tomorrow Stars, you can apply on the site now. I will be attending the Pulse New York fair. I am excited to learn about some new artists and to see the work of Bronx born artist Fred Wilson.

Fred Wilson, Reign 2011

3.Fred Segal: This week it was announced the New York firm, Sandow Media, bought the worldwide rights to Fred Segal. For the last 50 years, Fred Segal has been a California-only shopping staple, leaving all of us East Coasters a little bit jealous, but that is about to change. With this purchase, Fred Segal stores could be opening in New York, Miami and Las Vegas in the next few years.

4.Anna Dello Russo for H&M: Anna Dello Russo, the creative consultant and editor-at-large for Vogue Japan and fashionista extraordinaire, has announced an accessories collection for H&M. In true ADR style, expect glamorous accessories with lots of gold - think extravagant at an affordable price. The line will include shoes, bags, sunglasses and jewelry and will be available in October.

5.Vogue Magazine Intends to Promote Healthy Body Images: Vogue Magazine editors across the globe have united to take a stand against too-skinny and too-young models. They have agreed to no longer work with models under the age of 16 or who appear to have eating disorders. Casting directors are now required to ask for identification to show proof of the model's age. This announcement is inspiring. Many young girls have a negative body image and fashion magazines that showcase stick thin models are partly to blame. Vogue is the ultimate fashion magazine, so maybe other magazines will follow suit and normal sized models will begin to grace the pages of every glossy!

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