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My Trip through Alexander McQueen's SAVAGE BEAUTY

The Loss of a Creative Genius Weighs Heavy.  Still.

It is often that we don't fully recognize someone's talent until they are gone.   We might get glimpses of it,  but we don't look at the full picture or understand and recognize the full scope of  the work that they do.   Maybe within the boundaries of their trade their peers can recognize the magnitude of the talent. But Fashion is not only for the people who work in fashion. It is for us, the every day people who simply love fashion, and beauty– whether we can only afford to shop at Target or select boutiques.  We dream to be something else, to be somewhere else, and be transported into our fantasy adorned with the art of a genious.  And Alexander McQueen, did just that.

I have always loved Alexander McQueen, because he was the gothic, punk, renaissance designer that fed my love of all things with skulls, bone, texture and drama.   But did I know about his history?  Did I know about his education?  Did I know about ever…

Intro to Fashion Meet: Exteme Makeovers!

Ladies!
I am loving my new class, Intro to Fashion with my fabulous Little Ladies Fashion Club.   This Monday is our Extreme Makeup class.   I (and hopefully a few volunteers) will be doing extreme makeovers on the little Friendzees, just like they do on America's Next Top Model.  When everyone is made up, I'm going to photography them individually and as a group!  Can't wait to share that with you.

Wait, that's not all!  I, Lady Warfield, will demonstrate how to walk the runway!  Yes, I did it once or twice, in college back when I took the occasional job to pay for my art supplies and food.   It's going to be a blast!


Here are some sample ideas:

















The Ladies Lemon Tart Cook-off

Last Thursday I signed up for a baking class at One Girl Cookies, on Dean Street in Brooklyn.   What lead me to sign up for backing class?  I was sitting in One Girl, one afternoon working on my writing and having my usual Americano, when I noticed this amazing lemon meringue tart.   It called to me in the way that tarts do.   So I had to have a slice.  It was perfect.   The lemon is a curd, and the meringue tasted wonderful.   I mentioned how delicious it was, and how I would love to learn how to do those lovely peaks for my own tarts.  So the barista, told me they were doing a lemon tart class, in 3 months.  So I signed up.  And so last week, I attended.









A little video demo of torching the meringue.





(this post is also featured on my new blog, Tarts and Whiskey, a work in progress.

The Making of a Tart

Last Thursday I signed up for a baking class at One Girl Cookies, on Dean Street in Brooklyn.   What lead me to sign up for backing class?  I was sitting in One Girl, one afternoon working on my writing and having my usual Americano, when I noticed this amazing lemon meringue tart.   It called to me in the way that tarts do.   So I had to have a slice.  It was perfect.   The lemon is a curd, and the meringue tasted wonderful.   I mentioned how delicious it was, and how I would love to learn how to do those lovely peaks for my own tarts.  So the barista, told me they were doing a lemon tart class, in 3 months.  So I signed up.  And so last week, I attended.





A little video demo of torching the meringue.




The Sullivans graces the cover of Livingetc

I have been meaning to post about this amazing photo shoot with my friend Victoria Sullivan for some time. But, alas, my recent involvement in teaching and numerous other projects has kept me from blogging.   Erg but I wish I could split myself in two at times!

This if from the April edition of Livingetc, a British interior magazine.  It's so exciting because I know the all about the love and sweat that went into the renovation of their house.  And the most exciting and inspiring part was after the contractors went home– they merely did the plumbing, the wiring, the structural stuff and window installation.  The inspiring bit comes with the two talented carpenters, artists and interior designers– the owners themselves: Nick and Victoria Sullivan.   Nick built shelves and installed molding.  He put in the hard wood floor, and with the help of a friend build new stairs!  He even build the deck out back!  And Victoria, a DIY lady of the utmost quality, painted and restored found obj…

The May 1st New York Tour passes through Brooklyn

We are so lucky to live in such an amazing place. Brooklyn is so gorgeous and now, with the new park, at Pier 6 to Dumbo, it rivals Battery Park.

So Sunday we wet out for a walk, and on the way, we were lucky to see the New York Bike Tour.





The Ladies Best Friend

This is the Magnificent Rikke and her lovely Great Danes: Olive and Rufus. Rikke has had a lot of amazing Danes of the years. I first met Cleavon, who was big and adorable. She later adopted Belle, who took over, literally. She was tall and had a lot of spacial issues– her tail seemed to get in the way a lot. But were adorable, and I loved the way they would sit on my lap. I soon realized it's a Dane trait. Both of them, passed away, within the same year. It was very very sad. But Rikke, an amazing dog trainer, and Dane rescue volunteer, who helps find homes for abused and unwanted danes, gradually took in another, whom she fell in love with. First Olive, and now Rufus. Olive, reminds me of Belle, as she's thin and.. a female. But she is very different than Belle. Mellow. Rufus, is the sweetest dog, who had been had been through a bit of trauma, as his former owners had one of those nasty electric fences, and used to change the property line, so he was not able …