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Animals Ask People: Ria Lopez of RiaNailz

Animals Ask People: Ria Lopez of RiaNailz

There are a lot of nail artists out there, but I always come back to RiaNailz. Whether it’s Henry + Karen’s house from Goodfellas or Beyonce’s Kenzo romper, she takes my weird ideas and makes them into an awesome nail reality (please see the collage below for evidence!). Every time she does my nails, I(…)

Catch the James Turrell Show at The Guggenheim Pronto!

Catch the James Turrell Show at The Guggenheim Pronto!

If you haven’t yet gotten thee to the Guggenheim to check out James Turrell’s exhibition there, time is running out! The exhibit, featuring the transformation of the rotunda into a multi-colored, seemingly endless tunnel of light and texture and space, closes September 25th. It’s bound to be busy when you go, but wait it out(…)

Nail Art Alert: Vanity Projects Is Poppin’ Off This Fall

Nail Art Alert: Vanity Projects Is Poppin’ Off This Fall

Holy crap! You read that flyer right, basically from now through the beginning of November you can get your nails done from some of the best nail artists from around the world at Vanity Project’s new salon! Like… Nail Swag! Britney Tokyo! Spifster! BKRuby! And Hana4! Alllll that amazingness right here in NYC! Book your(…)

The Marina Abramovic Institute and Pop Culture Dream Collabos!

The Marina Abramovic Institute and Pop Culture Dream Collabos!

After pretty much killing it and cementing her place in history as the self-proclaimed “grandmother of performance art” with her 2005 and 2010 retrospectives at the Guggenheim and the MoMA (the latter of which featured a parade of celebrities basking in her intense stare), it appears that Marina is reveling in her pop status by(…)

Advanced Style: The Coloring Book

Advanced Style: The Coloring Book

To keep us entertained while we await the sure-to-be-epic Advanced Style Documentary, Ari Seth Cohen and his crew will soon be releasing Advanced Style: The Coloring Book. What’s that you say? Why a coloring book?? Well, my friends, why shouldn’t these gorgeous, self-assured ladies be celebrated in every medium possible, including cartoon coloring! I can(…)

Animals Ask People: Caris Reid

Animals Ask People: Caris Reid

I first met Caris a little more than a year ago at the Richardson, where we quickly delved into an intense conversation about all things occult over tequila cocktails. I was pleased to later find that the mystery that infused our conversation was but a tip of the iceberg that makes Caris Reid a fascinating(…)

Animals Ask People: Amy Yee of Maeven

Animals Ask People: Amy Yee of Maeven

If you love vintage clothing and accessories as much as I do, you know that it can be really difficult to find a store or seller that matches your taste. Maeven is like the rare vintage unicorn I’ve been seeking all my life – the selection is big, but not overwhelmingly so and everything is(…)

Kawaii Craziness: Elizabeth Center in Chinatown

Kawaii Craziness: Elizabeth Center in Chinatown

From the outside, Elizabeth Center in Chinatown looks not only unassuming, but straight up boring.  When you first enter the building, things don’t really look much better.  Weird shops selling giant bras and medical supplies abound. Take the escalator downstairs, though, and what you will find is a crazy wonderland of Kawaii epicness.  Want a(…)

Flowers, Donuts and Coffee: Spina Rocks Them All!

Flowers, Donuts and Coffee: Spina Rocks Them All!

Spina is a new flower shop on picturesque Franklin Street in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, and I love it.  Not only do they have gorgeous flowers, affordable little succulents and and a lovely space, but they also serve Stumptown coffee and really amazing donuts from Dough.  FYI, they are FANCY donuts, with fruit and and other delicious(…)