ART/FASHION

Kira Koktysh Art Jewelry comes full circle: Mushroom–the Other Kind of Fruit

“Nature is the best Artist”   Staking her claim yet again, as premiere nature jeweler, artist Kira Koktysh has installed the final link to the chain of her Botanical Metamorphosis series: First Seeds to Blooms, then Leaves and Fruits, and now—Mushrooms! The final link—Mushrooms: The Other Fruit—bridges the seasonal life-to-death motif.   Remarkably mysterious organisms, […]

ART/FASHION LITERATURE/TRAVEL

Hermès’ urbanely regal new Boutique: kumquat bouquets & lobster tails

Hermès’ opening of the New York Meatpacking boutique this week prompted a lavishly hip after party at Skylight on Vesey Street. An emblematic foray into Studio54 meets Greek mythology, the Kitchen, Garden Tapestry and Kings rooms transported guests into a royal feast + 1970’s disco fête.   Set amid ancient Mediterranean scenery was the serpentine […]

ART/FASHION

Royal Emeralds by Coomi X Muzo

A precious gemstone mined ubiquitously for its soothing clarity and rich history, emeralds reveal truths, induce clarity, rest the eyes, and evoke jungles. Encountering the Coomi X Muzo collection at Baccarat Hotel last week activated a long felt curiosity into the royalty of greenness.        Individual masterpieces encompassing the vast range of emerald origins—jungles, lush fields […]

ART/FASHION

“Contrasts of Spring” Art Exhibition

“Contrasts of Spring” vernissage at Caelum Gallery Thursday night was a perfect entry into spring. Presented by the International Art Alliance, and curated by Tatyana Borodina, select paintings, designs, photographs and jewelry by 14 notable artists triggered the opening of this season’s fractal-flowers. Albeit textiles, gemstones, feathers, architecture, paintings and more—various branches of creativity focalized around […]