It has been such a delightful winter. A little cold snow and wind certainly didn’t stop the scene from heating up.
New York-based artist James Goldcrown, widely known for his ‘Lovewall’, unveiled his latest and most politically charged project to date – a street mural on the exterior of the Rag&Bone Nolita store. Goldcrown’s mural is part of Rag&Bone’s Houston Project, which started in 2010 as a creative initiative that highlights different artists’ aesthetic and perspective on the Nolita store exterior. Each month the brand invites a different artist to paint the wall, and for the full month of March, passerbys will be treated to this unique work from Goldcrown.
“The mural reflects unity, love and equality and our planet earth. I feel very strongly about today’s current affairs, one of them being how we are destroying the planet. This mural is a message about how we have to come together first so that we treat each other equally…then only can we protect our planet,” says Goldcrown.
Goldcrown’s work has been a social media favorite, having been shot as the backdrop for influencers such as Eva Chen, Chiara Ferragni, and Jasmine Tookes, to name a few. The Rag&Bone Houston Project commission will be no different as they have seen great success from past participants that include Fabrizio Moretti, Meres One (of 5 Pointz), Korean native Yoon Hyup, Young & Sick and acclaimed British 3D artist, Joe Hill.
The mural is located at 73 E Houston St, New York, NY, and will be on view until April 10, 2017.
In other fashion news, UNIQLO announced the launch of the Disney “Beauty and the Beast Collection,” created to celebrate the release of the highly anticipated live-action version of the classic Disney film. This original collection is designed based on the styles and patterns of the clothes worn in the film by the heroine, Belle. The collection is part of the MAGIC FOR ALL project, a global UNIQLO collaboration with the Walt Disney Company to bring the dreams and delights of Disney to people around the world through clothes. It will be available at select stores and online.
For beauty, our top pick of the season is by far Nerium’s latest EYE-V ™ MOISTURE BOOST Hydrogel Patches ($55). Socialites all over town are using these before events to look their very best. Winter has been hard on the skin with wind blowing up our scarves and drying us out. These incredible eye patches boost hydration and plump skin in ways that we have not seen in a while. Stars have been using them on the red carpet, such as at the recent Oscars with celeb makeup artist, Jamie Greenberg and her client’s, including Kaley Cuoco, Kristen Stewart and most recently, Rashida Jones. What we like about this beauty line is the ease in using, as well as the lack of chemical feel on the skin. The touch is smooth and will leave you fantastically glowing.
In the world of foundations, we hear there is one group that all New Yorkers should be a part of starting this upcoming spring. The Youth Take Over Project (TYTO) is on a mission to cultivate young minds to take over the world positively and confidently. Students will be empowered through educational workshops as well as professional mentors from various fields such as Financial Literacy/Management, Fitness/Nutrition, Music, Fashion, and Media.
TYTO will focus on serving approximately 200 at-risk students from the Bronx, Each student will have the opportunity to gain knowledge within the field that best represents their strengths and passion as well as pour what they are learning back into their community through our community service initiative. Additionally, they will be teaming up with the NYPD and FDNY to help foster a positive relationship between the city’s youth and local law enforcement. Through all of our collaborative endeavors an atmosphere will be made where the youth will be empowered and educated on their rights, their potential and the necessary keys to success.
“We are dedicated to transforming the minds of urban youth and inspire them to make social and individual changes in society and ultimately be influential doers within society,” said Founder Maurice Talton.
In art world news we hear hot actor Fabrizio Brienza is eagerly putting together his next film endeavor in New York City. If it is any indication from past projects this is sure to be a film to keep a watchful eye out for soon.
In the world of food St. Patrick’s Day was a huge hit as usual in the city. The wonderful East Midtown neighborhood hosted some genuine Irish fun. Bloom’s Tavern, Fitzpatrick Hotel and Pig and Whistle on 3rd Ave. all brought good luck.
Serving up at the bar was Usquaebach Whisky’s three blends and Highlands Redhead. According to legend, it was Saint Patrick himself who introduced whiskey in Ireland the Fifth Century. We saw a few New Yorkers sipping it down on the favorite green holiday.
And coming up London’s private dating events club Social Concierge is getting ready for a huge event on April 5. They recently launched their private singles network in New York in February 2017, receiving more applications in Manhattan in one month than they did in a year in London.
Infamous in London for attracting the city’s most eligible 20/30 something singles, the Social Concierge team will be hosting monthly events in NYC for members – getting singles offline to meet in chic, curated settings.
It will be another hot night in the city. Here is to a happy spring around the corner.