Sweat and Sotheby’s

If anyone could sum up my experience with the New York heat it would be Nathan Badley of The Life and Times of Nathan Badley with this picture and vivid blog entry to boot.

Photo Credit Nathan Badley

Even though I am in the most style conscious city in the US, I choose every morning to hold off on makeup until the office bathroom for this is usually how I look post train ride.

So, yesterday when I got off work and hopped on the subway to Sotheby’s Institute of Art for an intern lecture, you can imagine how I felt upon arrival, particularly in a room full of inordinately stylish other interns. Sotheby’s Institute of Art has educated members of the art world for over 40 years in Art History and Business. The guest of the evening was Lisa Dennison, Chairman of North and South American Art at Sotheby’s. Professor Andras Szantos of the institute was on hand to moderate. Lisa gave the interns in attendance a peak into her life as one of the most powerful women in the field, from her morning exercise routine to her meeting with the “Warhol People”, “Oops, she wasn’t supposed to say that”. As an intern in a gallery it was fascinating to hear from someone who started out as an intern and ended up a chairman.

Lisa’s knowledge and advice covered a profuse amount of territory but I think I will most fondly recall her amazing shoes. After scouring Jimmy Choo, Manolo, and Louboutin, I had no luck. These are the closest replicas I could find. Still gorgeous! And they happen to be the shoe of choice of one of my favorite tv heroines, Nico Reilly (Kim Raver) of Lipstick Jungle (sadly discontinued).

Photo Credit Brian Atwood

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Charming Vintage Finds

Photo Credit In Dramatic Fashion

This weekend I was lucky enough to have my mom come visit me in New York. Albeit she slept on my futon and had to share my bathroom where you cannot even sit front-ways on the toilet, it was a great time.

We set out on Saturday in search of a few haunts to fill our thrifting quotient for the weekend.

The first was Pippin Vintage Jewelry, recommended to me by my co-worker at the gallery. Pippin is a great find. The interior of the shop is always crowded but the merchandise is worth maneuvering the small aisle. Favorites included old cameos, bakelite chains, sterling and turquoise belt buckles, and the collection of white gloves.

Pippin is located at 112 W 17th St in Manhattan.

Other finds of the weekend were the Angel Street Thrift Shop and always wonderful Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market.

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