Five Things to Do in NYC This Weekend That Don't Involve The Same Old Same Old

I know, I know! Let's shake it up a bit, shall we? I sure as hell didn't move to NYC to hang out in the same bars every weekend. Check out some of the awesome things you could do in the coming week in this glorious city.

1. Take Me I'm Yours at the Jewish Museum
Visitors are encouraged to participate, touch, and even take home works of art by 42 international and intergenerational artists, many of whom are creating new and site-specific works for the exhibition. It’s your chance to finally start your own art collection. Fill your pockets!!

2. NewFest - New York’s LGBT film festival, presented by HBO
Takes place over the next five days at multiple locations across the city.

I'd recommend:
Dating Shorts -
Forbidden: Undocumented and Queer in Rural America -
Love Song

Holler If You Hear Me: Black and Gay in the Church -
Political Animals -

3. Antonio Lopez Future Funk Fashion at El Museo del Barrio 
Credited with discovering Grace Jones, the marvelous Antonio Lopez, with his creative partner/boyfriend Juan Ramos, knocked the pasty-white starch out of American fashion illustration, then injected it with a glittering cocktail of Puerto Rican dandyism, Warholian sex, disco sultriness, and—duh—top-tier Roman candle–style queerness.

From Paris to New York and back again, arm in arm with the likes of Karl Lagerfeld, Tina Chow, Grace Jones, and Gianni Versace, they created a soiree that, still, few of us are cool enough to enter.

Til Nov 26, 2016
El Museo del Barrio
1230 Fifth Avenue
Wed - Sat 11am to 6pm, Sun 12pm to 5pm

4. A Day in Long Island City
Explore this outcrop! Its an easy ride from Bushwick or Williamsburg or where ever else you're coming from.  Grab some eats at the Long Island Flea and Food Market  then ride or walk over to see TIMOTHY GREENFIELD-SANDERS: The Women’s List at Fisher Landau Center for Art.

The noted celeb photographer presents large-format images taken between 1980 and 2015 of prominent women in politics, art, business, entertainment, fashion, literature, music and sports, along with a similar film project. Subjects include Michelle Obama, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Cindy Sherman And Serena Williams among many, many others.

Fisher Landau Center For Art
38-27 30th Street
Long Island City, New York 11101
Thursday - Mondays
5. Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade
Saturday October 22 2016
7th to 10th Sts between Aves A and B
12 pm - 3 pm

(it might rain but it says it'll continue rain or shine)

Okay, I know this is six but this looked hella cute.

Saturday October 22
7pm - 11pm

Bat Haus Coworking Space
279 Starr St, Brooklyn, New York 11237
A magical market and fall celebration complete with coven crafters, macabre makers, and purveyors of witchy wares. A curated a selection of vendors bringing you art, flair, vintage, soaps, jewels, and more. Get your shopping on :)

Love, Color and Chaos,

BCALLA x Print All Over Me NYFW 2017 Presentation // XYZ FIGHT THE HOMOGENY!

I worked closely with Brad Callahan of BCALLA over a number of weeks to bring his New York Fashion Week presentation vision to life - and it was beautiful, chaotic fashion anarchy. Femme Anarchist Fighters XYZ literally battled and wrestled with the enemy in human form - three suited mascs representing HOMOGENY - in a giant inflatable boxing ring. Violet Chachki hung from the rafters in a referee costume with a sequined train 30 feet long. A massive undertaking motivated by the desire to CREATE BEAUTY with other beautiful beings! Thanks to Print All Over Me for making this collection was possible.

We're constantly being told that NYFW is a place for certain bodies, certain looks, certain ideals of beauty and what is "beautiful".   But ultimately; what's beautiful is expressing yourself and standing up for yourself- even when the man tries to beat you down. 


hair @uhmmwhat 
jewellery @islynyc
head piece @dickandvirgil 
styling @stawecki 
creative production @claire_fitzsimmons

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Love, Color and Chaos,

New Work: Asher Levine FW2017 Collection

Asher Levine's work is dark, impeccably finished and a little bit science fiction. His aesthetic can be described as Mad Scientist Meets Luxe, which is a phrase that makes me very happy, obviously. Asher asked me to produce his new Look Book and NYFW Presentation to launch the collection, and I'm happy to share it with you here!

For this season's presentation we hosted a parlor style viewing in a beautiful town house in the West Village- Moodwise, it was far from the madness of a runway show downtown. It was intimate and sophisticated, a jazz pianist played in the background - and the guests, (including Whoopi Goldberg , Hamish Bowles, Amy Fine Collins, Dr. Lisa Airan , Faith Popcorn, Mia Michaels) were able to interact with the models, garments and the designer during the presentation. A 3D Bodyscanner on site took precise measurements of the guests in order to custom create their made to order selections.

The look book shoot takes a slightly edgier tone, set against a wet, dark backdrop- invoking one of the themes of Asher's designs- creature like metamorphosis. The pieces feature draped boiled wools, molded leather scales and accessories, exotic furs, and lasercut crepe silks in chimeric patterns.

To Purchase: 
Online sales will begin FRIDAY SEPT 16th


Photography by Victor Jeffreys @VictorJeffreysii

 (my future husband Laith Ashley, swoon)

Atmosphere Photography: Victor Jeffreys @VictorJeffreysii
Lookbook Photography: Zach Hyman @ZachLikeWhoa
Hair and Makeup Sponsored by IShimmer Lashes @iShimmer
Make-up by: Jasen Kaplan @JasenKaplan
Hair by: Joseph DiMaggio @fashionmeetspassion
Catering by: Serena Bass @SerenaBass23
A/V by: Power Posse Productions @PowerPosseProductions
Guest Relations by: Jennifer Cheng @ItsJenCheng
Live Piano by: Brett Williams @BrettWilliamsKeys

Love, Color and Chaos,

New Work: Adore Delano "ICU" Music Video

I feel a tiny bit invested in the Drag Race phenomenon- not only as a die hard fan of the show, but also after working for Zaldy (Ru Paul's costume maker) for some time. I've since gone on to collaborate with a handful of the girls on their solo projects. I am impressed by SO many of the queens, and Adore holds a special RIOTGRRL place in my heart! So working with her on her new music video was a total PARTY ;)

You know I don't believe in fashion rules (ANY OF THEM) so the idea that a drag queen must wear heels, must wear sequins, lashes, dresses, must be hyper feminine is silly! And dated ;) We ended up with total Boy George and Anna Piaggi vibes for this video, called "ICU". 
Check it out!

Look 1
Collar + jeans: NODiscount
Shirt: HiMumImdead
Coat: Colin Locascio
Look 2:
Cap + latex shirt: Chromat
Jacket: VFILES
Look 3:
Mask: Dick and Virgil

Director: Santiago Felipe
Executive Producer David Charpentier
Project Manager: Michael Ventolo
Director of Photography: Keith ketwaroo
Editor: Daniel Gottschling
Grip: Sebastian Beckmann
Stylist: Claire Fitzsimmons (Ms. Fitz)
Set Design: Michelle Sutherland & Diego Montoya
Hair Stylist: William Schaedler

Love, Color and Chaos,

New Shoot! Pia Mia for NYLON

Feel especially proud of this shoot which I created for NYLON.
I've been a little bit obsessed with PIA MIA for a hot second, mostly because it's still amazing to me that you can become a famous singer on the basis of instagram alone, but also because she's beautiful and talented. I brought the artist and photographer Signe Pierce on board to capture her spirit, because Signe's work explores the concept of being a young, sexualised woman on the internet and everyday. And also, because she takes gorgeous, saturated images.

Photo: Signe Pierce
Styling: Chris Horan
Hair: Scott Barnes
Make up: Dimitris Giannetos

Thank you to The London West Hollywood for having us!

See the interview here.


Love, Color and Chaos,

New Work! NYLON Magazine - Just The Tips

WOW! So much has been going on!

Working at NYLON I've had the opportunity to produce some amazing content. There is one particular project I LOVED working on especially. It's called "Just The Tips" and is a video series where we pulled together an array of women to talk about all the things that we chat about when there's no menses around. ;) It's so important that women have digital safe spaces to talk and connect.
Hope you enjoy it as much as we loved creating it!!!

See the whole series here.

Love, Color and Chaos,