Sunday, January 13, 2013

*Happy New Year! Vintage Glamour Accessories, Bergdorf Goodman Windows and More!*

Greetings ladies and gents. Happy new year! So far I am loving 2013. As the clock struck midnight I found myself onstage at the Shanghai Mermaid party alongside a smokin' jazz band and a few beautiful friends throwing glitter on the crowd. Yes! Good omen!!! Cheers to another fabulous year of sparkling the world... :)

One of the creative projects I am most excited about launching this year is my Vintage Glamour Accessories line. Vintage Glamour is a limited edition collection of hair accessories made with elegant feathers, unique appliques, rhinestone costume jewelry, and embellished with scintilating Swarovski crystals. The first five designs have already gotten such a great response that I unexpectedly started taking pre-orders. I am very much looking forward to developing this collection in 2013.

After the glitz and glam of new years, I was able to get one good night sleep and then January 2nd was back to work taking down the Bergdorf Goodman holiday windows. We had the 58th street windows stripped and patched by lunchtime. This was followed by an installation of antiques from Newel Art Gallery featuring fashion by Oscar de la Renta and Prada. This past week we also took down the big 5th ave holiday windows and put in the new installations. I also spent a few days out at the warehouse organizing a few decades of the most beautiful mannequins on the planet. Next week we will finish the 57th street windows. Current installations will be up through the end of January.

                        Installation by Sarah Sparkles and BG crew, Window Director David Hoey
While all this is going on, I am still working diligently on finalizing my book Parades, Parties, and Protests. The majority of the content is laid out in In Design, print and distribution is set, and now I am doing final tweaking on the photos and text. So close!!!! For the past few weeks, most days I have been coming home after working at Bergdorf, taking a nap, and then working on the book until the wee hours of the morning. I am very much looking forward to the completion of this 12 year body of work. In this new year, I am ready to move forward with my life and have more space to fulfill many creative passions ;)