When your daily motions start becoming routine and you find yourself sitting at the same Sunday brunch locations week after week, you know it's time to step out of the box -- This is New York, after all; there are no excuses for living in monotony.
Slip out of your comfort zone and into something memorable.for a weekend of new-boozing and subconcious contemplation.
As you head over to Bowery's New Museum to check out George Condo's "Mental States" exhibition, make sure to dress the part. Nothing accurately communicates one's unrelenting mental condition quite likeproperly applied punctuation. When paired with a mimimalist Lois Eastlund minidress of maximum graphic proportions, a girl can still grab glances on eitherside of Delancey.
And as quickly as we learned to say it loudly in Helvetica, Plastique Shop creates more shiny irony for us to wear during these weekend escapades.
After an hour or two of cerebral celebration, it will be time to shift into another mental state achieved only by determined brunching.L'asso on 192 Mott Street combines Dov Charney-like decor with modernized Italian cuisine and a Shazam-worthy playlist.
Before sauntering deep into Nolita, be sure to prove your devotion to Italian design -- as it is always appreciated just north of Canal. A pair of Cesare Paciottishooties will certainly evoke a "ciao bella" or two as you make your way down Mulberry. Just keep your balance on those uneven sidewalks.
There is nothing better than a well developed, Shazam-worthy runway show.
And after last season's 40-year anniversary celebration, Roberto Cavalli took the necessary steps to rock the runway once more. Literally.
His familiar boho-rocker-girl returned to the catwalk -- this time, combining feathers, lace and metallic bodysuits. Paired with the electronica crux, downtempo beats, and synthetic sounds of Kraftwerk's Radioactivity, Cavalli's impulsive dilettante matured into a edgy connoisseur.
At the end of every fashion week, when all is said and done and we return to that featurless grey void known as the months of March through September, we can always rest a bit easier knowing that we've come away with three things - an amazing slew of runway reviews, a host of party pics to sift through, and some bangin' new tracks to add to our runway playlists.
When we aren't scribbling down notes, live-tweeting, video recording, or picture taking during shows, we're keeping our ears open for that other oh-so-important facet of show production: Music. So after firing up Shazam on my iPhone and giving everything we tagged a good listen through (and making the subsequent necessary purchases on iTunes), we've each picked out our favorites - check them out below!
Nicolas' Pick: The New Division - "Starfield"
Heard During: Mik Cire in The Lincoln Center Studio
Majestic and moving, with mildly washed-out vocals and a fantastic walking beat - perfect for Eric Kim's super-composed, almost romantic Fall collection for the label.
Amanda's Pick: Tiga - "Shoes"
Heard During: martinMARTIN at the Audi Forum
An edgy, sexy selection for martinMARTIN's no nonsense runway. Plus, may we add, probably the BEST music video we've ever seen - we're addicted.