I had the good fortune of going to the Library of Congress last week (during yet another freak snowstorm) with a wonderful group of women. While I have been to all three of the buildings before, I was reminded of how lucky I am to live in the nation’s Capital. I highly encourage you to visit any of the buildings the next time you are in Washington D.C. This particular time, we happened to visit the Jefferson building.
Well it is March madness so you should not be surprised, hoops are everywhere! If you had put your hoop earrings away, pull them back out. The BIG hoops are back with a vengeance and are all over the autumn/winter runways. The designers went for maximum impact. Most of the oversized hoops are paired with center parted, scraped back hair.
If you find yourself in NYC before April 5th, you might want to catch Victoire de Castellane’s ‘Precious Objets’ exhibition at the uptown Gagosian Gallery. The exhibition is her New York solo debut and is a showcase of independent works consisting of fine art sculptures with removable elements that may be worn as jewelry. The ‘animalvegetablemineral’ collection builds upon her previous ‘Fleurs d’exces’ collections. Prices range from $150,000 to $600,000. Pieces are available from both collections.
The ability to be able to draw is a gift that I wish I had received. Yes, I know, take lessons everyone says. I have tried my friends, I have tried. Stick figures are still my go to. Now, that said, they are wicked good stick figures. I can tell a stick figure story like nobody’s business. I can even make stick figure paper dolls. Ask my kids.
TEFAF, The European Fine Art Fair (March 14-23) is going on in Maastricht, Netherlands right now. In the fine art world, TEFAF is regarded as the leading art fair, setting the standard for excellence. The fair has been taking place since 1975 and each year has grown in size, quality of goods and attendees. The fair draws THE best of best in art world, including antiques, paintings, modern art, classical antiquities, haute joaillerie, design and paper and even a special section devoted to up and coming galleries. There are 275 leading galleries from 20 countries.
The Ivory Coast was once the economic powerhouse of West Africa. A very stable and affluent country that had managed to avoid a civil war that had plagued so many of its neighbors. Unfortunately in 2002, a full blown civil war erupted tearing the country into a rebel held north and a government held south.