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In the Literary Corner…

Vahram Muratyan is a Paris-based graphic designer who was experiencing his “midlife crisis” at the tender age of 30.   Having spent time living between Paris (his homeland), and New York City, Muratyan noticed himself suffering from a bit of the “grass is always greener on the other side” syndrome and decided to put pen to paper noting his daily observations as a sort of art therapy.  Turns out his way of coping did him some good.  Debuting on February 2, Muratyan isbringing us “Paris versus New York: A Tally of Two Cities” (Penguin $20).  “A friendly visual match between two cities told by a lover of Paris wandering through New York.  Details, cliche’s, contradictions: This way please.”

“People always say there is never the time to read a book or to do something on your own. I just kept dreaming in my sketchbook, which is something I used to do a lot of. I always hoped people would see my work as art,” he said. “I decided to do an image per day on my blog as a way to keep that dream alive.”

-Vahram Muratyan

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The Magical Time Has Come… Bergdorf Goodman’s Holiday 2011 Window Displays!

The Red Feathered Seductress Window

Never one to disappoint, Bergdorf’s did an outstanding job with this Holiday Season’s windows. Each display was simply breath taking and the amount of detail put into each aspect was awe-inspiring. They had a lovely theme of animals which is perfectly nolstalgic and classic- simply ideal for Christmas. The creation of each animal was directly motivated by the concept of the specific designer dress, at the forefront of each window.

The Golden Goddess Window

The Paper Princess Window

The Porky Pine

This window consists of paper and paper only. The craftmanship is unbelievable.

Sword Fish


The Sea Muse Window

The White Beaded Snow Princess Window

A serenely gorgeous rendition of a lovely beauty dressed in white, surrounded by her enchanted animal friends. The display wouldn’t be complete without the champagne popping monkey, but my favorite creature has to be the tea cup balancing seal.

The Silver Mirrored Lady

The Wooden Window

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Quote of the Day

“It’s never been more complicated to be a girl than it is now.”

– Simon Doonan (Barney’s New York’s Creative Ambassador at Large)

“You have to look fabulous AND be a lifestyle brand AND have a drink, AND be Twittering at the same time so you can (also) have your hands free.”

Jesus, did he hit the nail on the head. The brilliance of this statement is both hilarious and just a little bit sad, but none the less, dead on.

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Well I know where I will be at 11:59pm on November 1st- Barneys New York! It is at this specific moment that GAGA’S WORKSHOP will open to the public. Barneys has devoted an entire floor to the department store into creating a magical workshop with Lady Gaga’s audaciousness.  Happening now is “12 Day of Gaga,” the 12 days leading up to the workshop with limited edition goodies co-designed  “Fame Monster” herself along with creative director Nicola Formichetti.  Available exclusively at gagaworkshop.com, little monsters and fashionistas alike can get their hands on the swag. Toys from keychains, to candy, to Gaga inspired magnet sets, these nicknacks make perfect stocking stuffers!

See all the Gaga goodies on their site!  http://gagasworkshop.com/#welcome

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