Category Archives: Events + Holidays

35th Annual Thunderbird Pow Wow

Thunderbird Powwow Dancers

Thunderbird Powwow held at the Queens County Farm Museum in Queens, NY between July 24th to July 26th featured dancers, clothing and jewelry from more than 40 Native American nations.

Here were some #powwow Instagram posts of the event:

Pow Wow Social Media

Pow Wow Social Media

Pow Wow Social Media

Pow Wow Social Media

The natural setting of the Queen County Farm Museum was the perfect setting for a Pow Wow dance.

For additional information about future Thunderbird Pow Wow events, visit
Thunderbird American Indian Dancers. And check out the Queens County Farm Museum when you can.

Happy 2015!

Happy New Year 2015

I am nature’s child, fortune smiles upon me. All things bloom in the gentleness of my love. I strive to find beauty in all I behold. I AM THE SHEEP.

We bid adieu to the year of the Horse today Wednesday, February 18th, 2015, and welcome in the more gentle Wood Sheep. This year we will see an increased focus on the creative arts. You too may feel the pull to start a painting class, learn to play the guitar or start planting that organic garden you always wanted to start.

It is a good time for re-establishing relationships with family, friends and kindred spirits. Do not be surprised if people from your past begin to show up in your life again. As Wood is still in charge, energy will pour out, bringing growth and prosperity. Wood is about money, opportunity, abundance, growth, and enterprise.

Use this time to build positive relationships in all areas of your life and celebrate the big and small moments. Hang out with like-minded and high vibrational energy people, which signals the universe of your intentions and in turn it sends more like-minded people and opportunities your way.

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Happy New Year, Horse

chinese new year of the horse

Rodarte: States of Matter Exhibition

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Rodarte: States of Matter

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Rodarte: States of Matter

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(Photos: Autumn de Wilde)

Today the exhibition Rodarte: States of Matter organized by MoCA Associate Curator Rebecca Morse opened to the public. The exhibition includes over 20 designs from the label’s various collections as well as the gorgeous ballet tutus conceived for the feature film, Black Swan. Since launching their label Rodarte in 2005, sisters Laura and Kate Mulleavy have designed collections that elegantly merges fashion with fine art. Further intermingling art and fashion, Alexandre de Betak (best known for his elaborate runway show sets) was enlisted to help add a little drama to the installation.

Rodarte: States of Matter is the sisters’ first solo exhibition on the West Coast and runs from March 4, 2011 – June 5, 2011 at the MoCA’s Pacific Design Center.

Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty

Alexander McQueenThis year’s big fashion event at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Gala will celebrate the genius work of one of my favorite designers, the late Alexander McQueen.

The Met Art director Thomas P. Campbell and Costume Institute curator Andrew Bolton announced the upcoming exhibition, “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty” this morning in London. McQueen’s successor, Sarah Burton and Stella McCartney will be co-chairing this year’s event, which will feature creations chosen from each of McQueen’s collections from Nihilism (1994) to his posthumous collection Angels & Demons (2010).

The exhibit runs from May 4th until July 31st.

Meanwhile, here’s a peek of some of my favorites:

Alexander McQueen
Alexander McQueen
Alexander McQueen.
Go to Vogue.com to see the entire slideshow.

“Our Hobby is Depeche Mode”

OUR HOBBY IS DEPECHE MODE
80’s New Wave band, Depeche Mode must rank as one of the most enduring acts in modern music. Even now as their new albums rarely stir the charts the British band still manages to tour the world to sold out shows filled with screaming fans. With a mind to uncover exactly what inspires such unflinching devotion, two L.A. filmmakers Jeremy Deller and Nicholas Abrahams have put together a new documentary, focusing on some of the eccentric characters of extreme Depeche Mode fandom.

“Other people go to the gym, our hobby is Depeche Mode.”

B L V C K E Y E Presents
A Five-Part Film Series

Our Hobby is Depeche Mode: A film about Depeche Mode fans

directed by Jeremy Deller and Nicholas Abrahams

Sunday, February 20th, 2011
doors: 7pm
film starts: 7:30 pm

Liberty Hall at Ace Hotel New York
20 West 29th Street

This is a free event

Anime + Fashion = True Cosplay Love

Cosplay fashion


Last night the Museum at FIT hosted Tokyo Fashion Festa NY, which included a Cosplay fashion show featuring costumes inspired by favorite characters from manga and anime followed by a make-up demonstration on applying your own cosplay and subcultural looks like “Gothic Lolita”. After the event, there was a tea party reception where you could pick up your complimentary tube of paint-on fake eyelashes.

Japanese pop culture as interpreted through manga, anime or videogames has increasingly been influencing fashion designers and artists. Cosplay (costume play) is not a subversive street style but rather more likened to Halloween dress up as popular characters from manga (comic books), anime (animated films), or video games. It may sound like a limited subgroup but interest seems to be growing not only in Japan but also in the US.