There has been a long battle to save the iconic-historical landmark of Queens, and graffiti mecca, Five Pointz. This has been an intricate piece of Queens history for years now, and whether you're a fan of the building or not, you have heard the landmark. Owner Jerry Wolkoff has allowed street artists to create walls of art on this former warehouse since 1993. Last week, a federal judge denied the stop of the demolition of the space. This morning, it happened, and no, it wasn’t Banksy’s doing – the buffing of 5ptz, an action that no one thought would happen so soon, happened. The graffiti art landmark- seen from the Queens-Manhattan 7 Line, is closing. The space has been painted-over and demolition will begin soon following the building of new condos. Street art fans were furious to hear the news as a decade of work has been tarnished. Five Pointz attributed to the coming together of the five New York boroughs: Queens, Brooklyn, The Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island, but the space is a global topic. Today a part of New York's culture and history is being defaced. True street art lovers, artists and followers can say that the demolotion of Five Pointz is their defintion of vandalizm, a deliberate destruction of or damge to public or private property. The Nitty Gritty New York City has lost this artistic spot - but we can only hope that something of the same nature evolves from this sad day.
Ashley Olsen has joined the board of the Council of Fashion Designers of America. The CFDA is an invitation-only VIP membership that consists of 400 American designers. The CFDA is a not-for-profit organization found in 1962 by publicist Eleanor Lambert. However, for the last 4 years, Diane von Fürstenberg has been the group’s President. Their mission branches out in many positive directions. First and foremost, they want the point of fashion design to be seen as American art and culture, but they also focus on maintaining a code of ethics in professional, public and trade relations. The fashion industry in America is meant to grow and expand – and with creating partnerships and collaborations this becomes possible.
Carnegie Hall announced today that world-renowned fashion designer Oscar de la Renta will receive the seventh Carnegie Hall Medal of Excellence at a gala benefit on April 24th. The award will be presented by Sanford I. Weill, Chairman of Carnegie Hall’s Board of Trustees, in recognition of his internationally renowned business leadership and exceptional philanthropy. “As a beloved and dedicated trustee, Oscar has lent his creative talent to furthering Carnegie Hall’s mission since 1987. He is a true visionary who has made incomparable contributions to society and has altered countless lives around the world," Weill says of de la Renta.
SKULL CASHMERE is a contemporary women's and men's lifestyle brand. It was created by 360SWEATER, and founders Leslie and Bruce Gifford have made this collection with inspiration from NYC's Meatpacking District and West Coast beaches. This collection goes beyond its cashmere reputation, adding many unique luxury products. Keep an eye out for any future collaborations! Knit sweaters, jackets, hats, and finglerless gloves have been seen on celebrities and club goers. Now is your chance to check out SKULL CASHMERE at their Trunk Show this Saturday, November 16th - 1321 3rd Ave. New York, NY 10021.
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Since 2012 Trendabl has been taking the fashion world by storm as an innovative social media platform that allows users to not only browse, comment and 'like' fashion posts, but to also tag each item, allowing other users to know where they can buy the latest and greatest fashion trends!
How many times have you been on Instagram and seen someone wearing an outfit that you just HAD to have? The only problem is not knowing where to buy any of the clothes! Well, Trendabl fixes this problem by allowing their 1 million users to browse trends and outfits and click on their favorites to find out where the clothes or fashion accesories are from.
Get ready "Litte Monsters", because the "Mother Monster" is in New York City, and ready to set Times Square ablaze. Lady Gaga will be on hand November 14th for the grand opening of H&M in Times Square. The pop superstar has the honor of lighting the gigantic H&M logo and matching glitter wall (can't miss it) in Times Square located between West 42nd and West 43rd Street. The store will open at midnight, and stay open for 24 hours, surprising customers with fashion-firendly giveaways, exclusive offers, and of course, a chance to meet Lady Gaga herself. If that weren't enough of an incentive to camp out on one of the busiest streets in New York City, the first 1,000 people in line will receive an extra special all access pass ranging in value from 10 to $1,000.
As we get ready for the holidays, shopaholics everywhere are gearing up and roaring to go on their anual shopping spree. Luckily, New York City just so happens to be the place to be for non-stop shop. In this town there always seems to be something going on, and this weekend was no different. It was pure fashion bonanza at the the Daily Candy Bazaar in Soho. The event featured the DailyCandy.com's favorite vendors and merchants from all around the country, bringing them togehter to invigorate the masses. A chance to see face to face, more than thirty of the of the website's most beloved fashion finds.
It has been over a month since the "last finale" fashion show farewell to exquistley talented creative director, Marc Jacobs, who held the title for 16 years at Louis Vuitton. The show was a mixture of his most memorable late runway designs and his most fond collection of Fall 2011, all sprinkled with his love for the color black. Rumor had it that Nicolas Ghesquière was going to be replacing Marc at LV, and the rumors were right. LV is welcoming the former Balenciaga creative director (1992-2012) to its empire.
Join Daily Candy, online curators of all things fashion, beauty, food, and lifestyle for women, as they host their very first bazaar, honoring the very best products of 2013, as chosen by the editors. Excite all the senses as you peruse international finds, ranging from housewares to food! What's more? The Bazaar will also feature DIY workshops and tutorials from editors, and even a live performace from the cast of Wiked! For all the details visit their website.
New York City is a place where people strive and continue on every day! More than 500 of New York’s most influential business and philanthropic community members joined The Doe Fund at Cipriani 42nd Street to celebrate the return to self-sufficiency by thousands of formerly homeless New Yorkers.
The Doe Fund serves 1,000 individuals each day by providing paid work, career development opportunities, social services, and classroom education. After twelve months, clients (or “trainees”) graduate from the Ready, Willing & Able program with homes of their own, jobs in the private sector, paying their child support and fully reintegrated into our communities. The event marked a renewed sense of urgency and a call to action for New Yorkers to support real opportunities for those who need them most.