While minimalism is traditionally a cold expression exuding little emotion, I've chosen to emulate a mood that serves as an incubator for warm, spring-like feelings. By representing the warm touches in sunny studios, window-pane ceilings, and feather minis, minimalism luxe reveals a story with a softly industrial approach.
I love intricate interiors. I used to walk through the Ritz Carlton below Central Park in New York and pretend I was a guest, winding through the tea rooms and MCM boutique in heels. There is a set of restaurants in the basement of the hotel where you can get sushi decorated with real flowers.
Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti held their SS13 fashion show in a ballroom of the hotel, and I found out about it and snuck in. This was actually one of the easiest shows I've snuck into. I talked to a videographer at the door and he offered to introduce me to Alberta Ferretti, but I was too shy at the time. When I was working at Albright Fashion Library, I was surrounded by her gowns constantly; it was there that my love for her designs really developed. Ball gowns aren't the most practical, but if I had a special event to go to (or to dress) I would totally choose Alberta Ferretti.
Did you know you can make green tea in a coffee maker? I completely over-consume coffee until I get so jittery I can hardly function. I've decided to switch to green tea (or at least, after my first cup of coffee) and discovered this concept of adding several green tea bags into the coffee filter and filling the machine up with water. This way, you don't have to continuously keep boiling water for one cup of tea. It keeps the whole pot warm for you.