For the record, everything I have done in the last four years has been happenstance. When I go back home, sometimes people ask me questions like, "So are you still interested in getting in the fashion industry?" and I get totally confused... when have I ever been interested in fashion??? Then, I remember. Back in high … Continue reading France, New York, France Again
A common theme at NYU graduation ceremonies is the anecdote of that infamous first week: the wide-eyed freshman moving into their dorm in the big city, exploring the bustling Washington Square Park with wonder, meeting everyone on their freshman dorm floor and immediately becoming friends only to never speak again after Welcome Week. I don't have the same memory. Looking … Continue reading C’est Fini
Move over Chanel No. 5: artist and chemist create money fragrance Mike Bouchet’s latest “sculpture” fills all 45,000 cubic feet of the white-walled, concrete-floored Marlborough Chelsea art gallery. There’s nothing to see. But don’t let the bare walls confuse you: the art is the smell. For his latest exhibition, entitled “Tender,” Bouchet has created the … Continue reading Smelling Green
On the tail end of a week of disappointment, my professor declared it to be story day. In the library of the journalism building, where the tall windows showed the sprawling East Village and let the setting sun fall on our heads, each one of my classmates stood up and told a true story about … Continue reading Story Day
I like the ice cream but I am really here for the rainbow sprinkles.
Back at blogging instead of studying. Some things I love about living in Chinatown (so far) : Old people intensely playing cards in the park. Abundance of fruits and veggies. Cool street art. Short and colorful buildings. Seeing counterfeit bag transactions. Some things I love about being back in school (so far) : Reading romantic … Continue reading Back At It
Writing this a bit late because the last week in Paris was of the whirlwind variety and I have not recovered until now. (Also a winning combination of jet-lag and my cat have been waking me up at 5 am every morning. What did I do to deserve this?) View from the top of the … Continue reading Writing & Saying Goodbye
Nestled in the cobblestones in front of the Notre Dame is a small medallion which marks Point Zero, the very center of Paris. There is a legend that if you stand on that small medallion, you are sure to return to Paris someday. The legend must be true because just over a year later, I … Continue reading Paris Encore
It’s the ballerina equivalent of a showdown. For 25 minutes and all three movements of Johannes Sebastian Bach’s “Concerto for Two Violins,” 11 dancers duel in perfect synchronization with the battling tones of the two baroque violins. Eight of the 11 dancers, dressed in pristine white leotards and skirts with their hair pulled back in … Continue reading Putting Your Heart On Stage: NYU Professor Carla Flores Sees Movement and Dance in Everyday Life.