Raphael Mazzucco, a fashion photographer for brands like Victoria’s Secret and Guess, cements his career as an artist with new book, The Never-ending Summer.

By Yvette E

At first glance, it seems the photos are encased in glass which is then painted but in reality, it’s a three step process and a labor of Love. The curator said “each piece is a collage meant to tell a story”, from the forest of Vietnam to the beaches of The Bahamas.

It all starts with a photo usually in black and white, then a bright color is laid on top in either spots or streaks and finally resin is poured on to the canvas which the artist traps more items usually organic. The results are intimate portraits which give a glimpse into the art of the subject and the mind of the artist.

From these murals (some large enough to cover half of a wall) comes the book the “The Neverending Summer”, a coffee table tome featuring the artist’s work in colorful prints. Despite the lost of the work’s 3D elements, the book is the perfect gift for art lovers at $250. A low price since the actually murals are priced in the tens of thousands.

Happy Friyay…๐Ÿ’‹

by Matthew Turriarone

All summer we have been bombarded with Insta-bait photo pop ups that either disappointed or just didn’t deliver what they promised.

The latest pop up, Candytopia, however is restoring our faith in photo pop ups! Candytopia is fully interactive with candy samples along the way as well as one of the best photo ops we have seen with 12 rooms containing larger than life art installations.

We asked for a sneak peek for our readers so these images are from their LA launch. The event launches August 15th but you can purchase tickets here!

Deets
Candytopia will open at Penn Plaza (145 W 32nd St.) on August 15, 2018.

Tickets

Price: $34 for adults

https://www.showclix.com/event/candytopiaNYC

Espadrilles, flip flops, sandals oh my! Let us take a step back from the traditional footwear of summer (no crocs please) and use our imaginations ( or the runway) to switch it up! Here are three shoe ideas from the runway to spice up your summer wardrobe.

Wear Heels

Heeled mules are the ultimate sexy summer look and if you stash them in your beach bag, you can pair them with your coverup for a chic night out!

GO BOLD

Go for shoes with cool accents like these sheer paneled pearl accented beauties. I dislike my toes out so this is a great alternative to sandals.

Wear boots

Chanel paraded a pair of ventilated white leather knee high boots down the runway for Spring and summer. It convinced us that boots can be worn all year around!! Look for peep toe, airy fabrics and the cute ventilated number like Chanel!!

So ditch those flip flops and show us how you rock these shoe trends! #tfgss to all your shoegasm pics and you could be featured on our instagram and facebook pages!!

Happy friyay!

Yvette ๐Ÿ’‹

Two free custom stations, a change to taste over 40 new recently launched flavors and a load of merch starting at .99 cents are just a few reasons to check out this limited time pop up. Last day is today.

Three Types of custom stations including free embroidery, pay per patch and hand painting created a unique and personal touch.

Selfie stations to share the experience and social media.

Plenty of merchandise ranging from .99 cents (pens, lip balm) to $149.99 (duffel bags).

And if you can not make it to New York, check the website for select merchandise that can be shipped to you, greatbuy99.com.

43 Crosby Street ny, NY closing at 8pm.

Happy Monday,

Yvette ๐Ÿ’‹

When we think satin, it usually brings to mind ballgowns or bombshells ( like Marilyn Monroe). This Spring channel your own inner bombshell with satin looks from the top designers.

Try these 3 satin looks that we adore right now:

The babydoll

Yep, the dress launched by songstress, Courtney Love, is back with lace detail! Pair with fishnet stockings to vamp it up or add a button down shirt with printed stockings for a babydoll innocent look! (romance, punk, goth)

the pant suit

A more classic way to wear satin, this look can seem pajamas-like if you are not careful. Leave the jacket open and add a cami for a relaxed look or a corset to vamp it up while still looking bedroom chic. (glam)

The Maxi

Try the sleeveless version of this dress and it becomes more versatile.

Happy Hump day,

Yvette๐Ÿ’‹

NicoPanada is doing a capsule collection of its sportswear clothes and we are in love. Prices start at $89 dollars and the dress below is just $119!

The capsule collection only features only 14 pieces which are mostly dresses but the feminine sporty vibe reminiscent of Fenty and Lazy Oaf (a brand known for Sad Girl sayings on basic silhouettes with tulle detail).

The prices of this brand however is the most friendly! Nicopanda was launched in 2015 by fashion idol Nicola Formichetti. The collection is only available in select Macy’s and there are rumours the launch included a makeup line.

The collection launched April 15th and we can not wait to shop!

Happy Monday,

Yvette ๐Ÿ’‹

Let’s end this week with 2 unisex sample sales that we will be adding pictures to Social media as we shop today (Check us out on instagram @tfgnyc).

KENNETH COLE WAREHOUSE

As Kenneth Cole prepares to leave America forever, this will be the last time to get your hands on a piece of his collection and with father’s day right around the corner, the best time to pick up some gifts on time for once.

The Deets

611 W 50th Street, NY, NY

10am to 7pm, 4/12-4/21

Versace Sample Sale

260 sample sale hosts yet another high-end brand that usually goes to Soffin Haskin. This sale will be at the smaller greene street location but offers house wares as well as scarfs, jewelry and small leather goods.

The Deets

150 greene Street

10am-8pm, 4/12 to 4/17

Happy Friyay!

yvette๐Ÿ’‹

We wrapped up our trip to Japan just in time for more snow in the Northern US (hopefully the last one).

We covered what to wear between season but what do you wear to a season unlike any of the past?

No wonder that crop sweaters have come down every spring runway!! Here are some tips when April showers turn into April snow storms that kill May flowers:

Get some sexy rain boots

Rain boots can double has snow boots especially when the snow is mostly slush or a few inches. Also, it will not be as cold as winter (even at 39 degrees). Shop outlet retailers like Nordstrom Rack to find great pairs for over 50% off!!

Get a rain trench with style

Trench coats never go out of style!! You may be tempted to just wear your waterproof winter coat but hey, it’s spring..ish. Remember to get one with a hood so you can ditch the umbrella.

Waterproof handbag

Chic nylon bags are better than coated canvas and leather like bags when it comes to standing up to rainy weather!

Happy Friyay!!

Yvette๐Ÿ’‹

New clip on earrings are light weight and charming.

For some reason, piercing your ears are not in style as it were in the 1990’s (although, they keep saying the decade is rolling back in).

Old clip on earrings are going away..

These earrings slide on the earlobe and are light weight. The are similar to ear hangers that focus on the skin between the face and ear.

Happy hump day!!

Yvette ๐Ÿ’‹