I fell in love with this dainty and delicate ring by Kimberlin Brown at this weeks ID Pop Shop NYC at Chelsea Market. This nature inspired beauty kind of makes me think of Snow White meets Upper East Side. This is a great starter piece for less than a 100 Dollars. Below is a selection of some of her other beautiful pieces. I love how whimsical and yet sofisticated her pieces are!
by Rick Weaver, for Women’s Mafia & Icon-Americana.com
Georges Chakra’s Fall 2010 “Edition” features elegant evening gowns and cocktail dresses in a bedazzling display that at times conjures up memories of stylish periods past (40s and 50s) and at others provides a futuristic glimpse of high-fashion looks we expect to see in the not-so-distant future. Continue reading
by Sonja Leix
During the Art Fair in Cologne, Germany the daab publishing presented for the second time the Cologne Catwalk on October 29, 2009. The Expo XXI in Cologne transformed into a fashion hotspot, where ten international emerging fashion designer presented their new creations inspired by Art to their fashion hungry audience.
Save the date! The Women’s Mafia is hosting what promises to be the sexiest, silliest and surely the most exclusive Halloween event of the season on October 30th at Branch. Get your tickets soon as only a limited number of tickets are available at the pre-sale rate…
by Marion Ada Holland
A friend of mine, looking at some of the clothes on display at fashion week and in recent fashion magazines, was disturbed by the tendency to make women look like little girls or dolls. Initially, upon hearing this I protested. I personally like the childlike playfulness that comes from dressing women like animals; Bjork’s swam dress was an amazingly gutsy move which made me love her even more, not a fashion don’t. I had a ton of fun at the New York Couture show at Webster Hall, it was like some 1980’s New York club dream. I am even OK with the bunny ears recently sported by the likes of Madonna and an Olson twin. But on thinking about it bunny ears in the office or an afternoon meeting? Probably not. Continue reading
by Kirby Marzec, Via FashionIndie
Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana’s Spring 2010 collection was reminiscent of romanticized version of Moulin Rouge. Dolce & Gabbana really toyed with the idea of gender identity, covering every base, from the ultra feminine, sexy corset dress to the masculine ringmaster suits, and everything in between. But no matter which gender was portrayed, Dolce & Gabbana made it their prerogative to keep the curvy female silhouette in mind. Continue reading
The lovely Alicia Dennis, a savvy writer for Zimbio and a great Women’s Mafia supporter, put together this fab video featuring some of the looks from the Women’s Mafia Fashion Show and also interviews with “La Madrina” Marcy Clark, stylist Wayne Harris, designer Meiling Chen and designer Ali Taghavi.
Check out her article about the Fashion Show here on Zimbio.com.
We have the great privilege of co-hosting and spreading the word about the most exciting Chelsea Art Event of the season!
“China-ism” is the new solo exhibition by Anton Skorubsky Kandinsky, the great-grandson of Wassily Kandinsky, whose collections feature themes of inter-nationalism, greed and political ideology and are selling very well nationally and internationally. His new show opens Oct. 1st from 6-8pm at Art Next Gallery in New York (530 West 25th St. 3rd Floor) and specially invited guests include: Marc Ecko (Curated previous show of his work), Axel Rose (Kandinsky’s work featured in “Chinese Democracy” album art), Beth Rudin DeWoody (Collector), Ai Wei Wei (Featured in portrait), Tobi Rubinstein-Schneier (Collector), Howard Stern (featured in a military portrait) and Woody Allen (Featured in a military portrait)
Please enjoy a press release about the show and images of Kandinsky’s work below!
Would you like to RSVP for the Opening on Oct. 1st?
RSVP to Marcy@womensmafia.com
Press Contact: Yellow Sky Agency
“China-ism” by Anton S. Kandinsky – An Art Interpretation of Contemporary China
New York, NY. September 18, 2009 — Art Next Gallery is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of Anton Skorubsky Kandinsky entitled “China-ism”. The exhibition will be held from October 1 to October 31 at Art Next Gallery, located at 530 West 25th Street, 3rd Floor.
The China-ism exhibition presents a series of paintings and two installations on the subject of Contemporary Chinese Art including Culture, Politics and Economy that inspired a non-Chinese artist, Anton Skorubsky Kandinsky, who lives and works in New York.
If contemporary China had become a locomotive that drives the World economy, then Contemporary Chinese art became “the new Hermes” for today’s art world. Anton S. Kandinsky asserts that the world was introduced to “China-ism” by Andy Warhol, who in 1972 created a large size pop-art portrait of Mao Zedong. This was the entry point for Chinese symbols and iconic figures to establish a strong presence at the contemporary art scene. Today one can find presence of these symbols at a growing number in art galleries, art museums and art auctions, where Chinese Contemporary art remains firmly attractive to art collectors.
“China-ism” has become a ubiquitous landscape. But how should the Western viewer interpret it? Is the rise of Chinese art establishing itself as a “savior” of the world’s creativeness or is it just a hopeful “myth” for contemporary art? To answer these questions we just need to wait and see.
Anton Skorubsky Kandinsky is known for his “Gemism” paintings, works inspired by and decorated with gem stones. A movement founded by the artist in New York in 2004, Gemism, consists of realistic images of gemstones that are intermingled with flags, ideograms, political figures and celebrities mixed with symbolism from China, the former Soviet Union and American pop culture.
Art Next Gallery is dedicated to creating an East-West discourse by spotlighting the greatest artistic talents ascending across Asia and emerging here in New York. By featuring both emerging and established artists from Beijing, Shanghai, Seoul, Tokyo, and New York, Art Next offers the Chelsea gallery community a unique confluence of cross-cultural vitality, shifting perspectives, and the newest voices of artistic identity. Art Next Gallery, located in the heart of Chelsea, functions as a gallery and event venue for artists, auctions, and various private events.
China-ism exhibition is curated by David Rong and Alex Demko.
For additional information, please contact Gallery Director, David Rong at 212-206-1668 for up to date information please visit www.artnextgallery.com.
I have good news. Magic is cool again. Hip, young and handsome magicians such as our friends “Vanishing Vinny” and Patrick Terry are bringing a suave, contemporary vaudevillian aesthetic to this timeless craft. Patrick Terry is producing “Mysterious Delights” starring Vanishing Vinny at Galapagos in DUMBO on Sept. 30th. Enjoy the Women’s Mafia TALENT Q&A below and RSVP to me for a special rate…
Vanishing Vinny – Mysterious Delights PromoCard
WM: Soo… You are a bit cuter than your average magician – do you have groupies? Do you want some?
VV: Awww! Well thank you!
Sadly I don’t have groupies unless of course you count that one time after my high school talent show when my friend’s mom… actually that’s probably not appropriate.
Anyway, groupies would be nice. Wanna help with that?
WM: How old were you when you learned your first magic trick?
VV: I was six when my father finally taught me the vanishing hanky trick that came from his fathers old shoebox o’ tricks. Although he wouldn’t tell me for weeks he finally let me in on the secret. From then on, I enjoyed annoying my family. I still do. It’s great.
WM: You are known as an expert in illusions – what is the biggest thing that you have made disappear?
VV: The biggest thing I’ve made vanish besides my chances at being America’s next top model (long story), would probably be my six cast members from my last show. We all got into a cabinet and disappeared – it was fantastic. Oh and also my afro in the 90’s. Don’t ask.
WM: When did you realize that you could take your love of magic and make it a career?
VV: Just now! Thanks!
You girls have got some great ideas!
WM: What can the Women’s Mafia make happen for you?
VV: The only thing I’d like from the Women’s Mafia is your undying love and support ;) Oh, and maybe a t-shirt.
WM: Please don’t hold back now – what is the funniest thing that ever happened to you on stage?
VV: I would have to say when I brought up a 7 year old kid on stage and purposely stepped on her balloon animal dog while yelling “play dead”. She gave me a mean look and ran off stage. I then magically brought it back for her (I’m not that heartless) and she took it from my hands (still with a mean look and squinted eyes) and told me that it wasn’t funny. This girl is my set designers daughter and is currently in my new show Mysterious Delights on the 30th. She & her sister are quite talented and quite hilarious.