Okay, by now you get it: we’re obsessed with our interns. They’re such hard workers, we don’t know how they also find time to stay so fierce, but while they’re at it, we might as well let them take over our blog, right? That’s where our new weekly segment Sophia Says comes into play. For one post a week, we’re letting our intern Sophia Callahan have free reign over the blog. Since she’s muy major, we can already promise her posts will be the same (but we somehow have a feeling she could make reading the phone-book super cute). Check out our first installment of Sophia Says where she takes us on a trip to Daphne Guinness’ couture closet and the Brooklyn Bridge at sunrise. And make sure to check back every Wednesday – we’re a day late on this post folks :/ – for more Sophia Says!
DAPHNE GUINNESS: THE ORIGINAL GAGA
A couple weeks ago Daphne Guinness was displaying her closet at the museum at FIT… Daphne Guinness’s couture closet exhibit… in real life?
If you don’t know who Daphne Guinness is… she’s the heiress ofthe Guinness Beer Company but more commonly known as a fashion icon. Born in London, she now lives both dually in London and New York City. So needless to say, I made my way over pretty quick and was stunned by the beauty and creativity by such designers as Karl Lagerfeld, Alexander McQueen, Christian Lacroix, and many others.
She organized the exhibit into six different categories: Dandyism, Armor, Chic, Evening Chic, Exoticism, and Sparkle allowing the viewer to become complete absorbed in the feel of the garments and walking art pieces.
Walking out, I realized something. As much as I love and respect the monster famous, Lady Gaga, I noticed that she was highly influenced by the outrageous and original, Daphne Guinness. Daphne always seems to be very poised and timeless with her heelless shoes, and metal armor dresses. If your a lover of fashion and art and your in the city this exhibit if definitely a must see and it’s ending January 17th!
For more information visit the FIT website HERE
BROOKLYN BRIDGE AT SUNRISE
Okay I’m gonna start off with saying that I’ve pulled a whole crazy amount of two all-nighters in my life both consisting of me staying up to 5:30 or 6am, saying hooray! and then passing out in seconds… but last Friday night was a different story.
A lot of my friends from my hometown, Manhattan Beach, California, have all had the similar ideas to move out to the big city for school. A couple of us were hanging out the other night, and after some dancing we were back to a friend’s apartment just chatting about lifeguard towers, and some good Los Angeles sun and by the time we looked at the clock we saw that the time had already struck 6am. Instead of being my usual self and finding the closest blanket within reach and snuggling up, we decided to adventure.
My friend Dylan told us about how he once went to the Brooklyn Bridge at sunrise…my friend Sophie and I looked at each other… Why not?
So we grabbed sweatshirts, sweatpants, and headed out to the subway. Once we got off the subway we found ourselves the bridge and began to walk to Brooklyn during sunrise. It was so beautiful and by far the most amazing thing I’ve done so far in NYC. So if you have insomnia like many New Yorkers oryou thing is five hour energy drinks, coffee, soda.. load up, stay up and go!
Photos by Sophia Callahan