Thursday, March 24, 2011

On To Pop

Vintage Moschino Cheap & Chic striped top, vintage suede belt, American Apparel purple denim skirt, vintage Coach bag, Repetto patent leather oxfords

Today, my friend Emily and I headed to MoMA see Andy Warhol: Motion Pictures; screen tests and short films featuring the likes of Edie Sedgwick, Lou Reed, Allen Ginsberg, and my personal favorite, singer, Nico. But when we got MoMA we found out that the exhibit had closed on Monday……
Check out Emily's amazing silk pajama-y pants from Paris!
But there are always things to do at MoMA! So to get our Warhol fix we headed down to On To Pop, an exhibition of objects and images we encounter in our daily lives that have been represented throughout the Pop Art movement of the 1960’s. But we were tremendously disappointed by the exhibit. The gallery was filled with one of Andy Warhol’s Marilyn Monroe pieces, Jasper John’s American Flag painting, Warhol’s iconic Elvis and Campbell’s soup can paintings, and a few others. Now I suppose this was the entire point of the exhibit, to show the pieces we most commonly align with Pop, but I was hoping to see pieces I hadn’t seen before. Not to say that I don’t think Andy Warhol was and is a genius (because I do), but I just don’t see why they had to put the most obvious pieces on display. I mean, really? There is more to Andy than Marilyn and the soup can.

Painted records on display in Looking at Music 3.0 exhibit at MoMA 
We did stumble upon a few truly noteworthy exhibitions, though. There was the one devoted to Pablo Picasso: Guitars 1912-1914 as Picasso moves from sketch to painting--- deceptively simple, but he used such subtly beautiful combinations of newspapers, cardboard, and geometrics to build the shapes he was depicting and with each picture you follow, its like getting a glimpse at his inner artist psyche. Another great curation was Looking at Music 3.0 which explores music at the epicenter of culture in New York in the 1980s-1990s: from Riot Grrrl to hip-hop. What I loved so much about this one was the way it was set-up; TV-screens blared various music videos from the dynamic decades and at each screen were a set of headphones for listening purposes. While on the tables were lyric sheets and music zines to pine through and painted records to check out.
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Monday, March 21, 2011

Granny Vibes Are In For 2011


If your mom or grandma were into crocheting during the 1970’s, she most likely made something with granny squares. What are granny squares, you ask? They are type of crocheting in which you knit motifs (typically squares) together to make things like blankets, bags, tops etc. Through the years, they’ve had their good (and bad) fashion moments: Paul McCartney’s granny square vest and Cate Blanchett’s dress that looked like she had run late and donned a blanket from her couch before hitting the red carpet in 2009. And to be honest, up until now I’ve just thought of them as completely hideous. 

1. House of Holland Autumn/Winter 2011 Runway, image via
3. Granny Squares Blanket, $17 via Etsy
5.  Christopher Kane Autumn/Winter 2011 Runway, image via
6. Red Knitted Crochet Dress, $130 via Topshop
8. Leather Crochet Tee, via Need Supply Co.
9. Cream Crochet Swing Dress, $100 via Topshop
10. Rodarte Crochet Granny Square Dress, $2,990 via Opening Ceremony
But Granny vibes made a more impactful comeback this past Fashion Week. Christopher Kane’s Autumn/Winter 2011 collection featured granny squares made from interweaving leather, while at Henry Holland’s latest House of Holland runway debut, granny squares were seen displayed in the form of colorful prints on maxi dresses and scarves. These fun twists on your grandma’s favorite pastime feed into the 1970’s, Jodie Foster Taxi Driver-look, which is totally in for spring. Yay grandmas!
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Sunday, March 13, 2011


4. Sailboat-embroidered Straw Hat, $35 via Estella NYC
6. POP Magazine Spring/Summer 2011 Issue, $10
8.  Delfina Delettrez Evil Eye Necklace, $720 via Opening Ceremony
9. Matt Bernson Raffia Wedge, $168 via Urban Outfitters

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