Glam Damn It
Across the way from the ever-so-inventive world of The Fashion Institute of Technology sits the Antique Café, made up of plushy cushioned wooden chairs and Frank Sinatra stills, this is a location I have been loyal to since my F.I.T days to get ‘inspired ‘or to simply have an interesting conversation. This location is the perfect spot to meet up and talk to an artist inside his own inventive world -Ben Kaufman ‘a guy with a stylish eye’. Ben Kaufman is a freelance photographer for fashion, fine art, music, product, food, and is a leading example of a hidden gem in New York City’s pool of talent (soon to be not so hidden anymore).
Audition to become an extra on the new Sex and the City movie. Producers are reportedly looking for "international types (Middle Eastern, Arabic, Asian, European, British), professional soccer players, fashion models, urban club goers, gays and lesbians, celebrity types, upscale socialites." Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 W. 18th St., nr. Sixth Ave.; SAG members (10–12:30), non-union applicants (1:30–4).
Summer 2009 is quite literally in full bloom. Florals dominate the Spring/Summer runways every year, but this season designers have taken it a step further with floral footwear. Sergio Rossi nodded to the trend by teaming a delicate floral overlay to his leaf-style mesh shoes while Chloé, Louboutin and Roger Vivier embraced the look with fully-crafted, 3D flowers in leather and suede. The award for the most on-trend heels of the season though has to go to Prada, who combined two key looks with their art-deco-inspired flower-heeled pumps that ticked the boxes for both floral and architectural.