Geronimo Balloons at Lincoln Center in NYC

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Nothing reminds you to live in the moment, enjoy life and to not take anything for granted like balloons.  They’re beautiful, joyous, and bring delight but just for a short time.  And with this in mind, artist and founder of Geronimo balloons has taken her love of balloons and created amazing art installations around the world, this time at the world-famous, Lincoln Center’s David Koch Theater in NYC.  I was thrilled that the incredible display including 200,000 balloons in sizes ranging from 10″ to 10′ were available for viewing during Juliet’s first viewing of the NYC ballet.  My little ballerina danced through the entire hall in anticipation of the show and in celebration of her environment.  What a memorable way to experience the ballet and her first Lincoln Center performance!

The burst of rainbow colors and whimsical setup which dramatically flowed from floor – to – ceiling inspired lots of dancing and singing from this tiny tot.  (And yes, that’s a dance costume she is wearing.  She insisted on wearing it to see her first “real dance recital! lol

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AND THEN….they went and changed up all the balloons today which of course, we had to go back and see for ourselves!  This time the color theme was silver so we put our silver matching maxi skirts on and excitedly commuted uptown to check it out.   And again, it was breathtaking!

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Having been there before, she insisted on this time going all the way up to the top floor.  What a smartie cuz the view from here was terrific too!

I just love that we get to make mommy and me memories in such spectacular settings like this while living in New York.  This NYCBallet art series is such a cool annual installation, isn’t it?

Geronimo’s Jihan Zencirli, has an interest in “creating emotional and physical spaces that can break up the monotony of a day, connecting us to one another and bringing joy.”  Well this exhibit, certainly broke us out of the monotony of our usual week!  It is something we will never forget!!

So which setup do you prefer?  We vote for the colorful one!

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The current silver exhibition is free and open-to-the-public!  February 18-25 hours are below

Sunday, Feb 18 10am-12pm

Feb 19-24 10am-6pm

Feb 25th 10am-1pm

To see more stylish balloon displays and inspiration click here!

Think Pink with Alice Longyu Gao and PERICURA During NYFW

What better way to celebrate New York Fashion Week than to dress up and envelop yourself in pink, glitter and fur?  According to Juliet (whose favorite color is pink), there is no better way!  Upon entering this pink, pop-up paradise, created by Alice Longyu Gao, she declared that she “never wanted to leave.”  Can you see why?nyc art installation, nyc pop up, alice gao, pink room pink party, pink art, harajuku girl photo credit Lumia Nocito

And yes, we had to dress up to match the space and celebrate all things PINK! pink room pink art, nyc pop up, art installation, harajuku girl, harajuku party, Alice Longyu Gao

It was as if we were hanging out with Alice in wonderland – a wonderland, entitled PERICURA that the performance artist/DJ describes as being “deconstructed me.”  Loving girly glam myself, I felt quite at home amongst the glitter wall and thought the room was simply delightful! Rolling around on the pink shag carpeting, it was clear that Juliet felt quite at home too.  pink party, times square pop up, harajuku girl, cool nycThe sparkly room, inspired by beauty and instant photo booths from Japan, reminded us of our time exploring Harajuku, Japan an area and culture that Alice obviously subscribed to. 

The stunning installation was not just a piece of art turned selfie station though.  Special events and offerings included the reception party which we attended, DIY accessory making tutorials, celebrity hair styling by Kahh Spence from Kahh’s Shojo Manga Hair Station, 3D nail art by Mei Kawajiri of Mei’s Princess Nail Station, and Japaanese celebrity styling by Etsuna Otsuka of Etsuna’s Harajuku Apparel Atelier.  For schedule and pricing information, click here. 

harajuku style, harajuku fashion, harajuku art, harajuku girls, harajuku nyc, new york harajuku, alice gaoAlice enchanted us so much and was genuinely obsessed with her new little friend, Juliet that we reached out for a quick interview with questions compiled from both my little one and me.

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?s from Juliet


NAME and age? Alice Longyu Gao 23
HOW LONG DID THE ROOM TAKE TO SET UP?  Over a month

IS PINK YOUR FAVORITE COLOR?  I REALLY LIKE PINK.  I LIKE A LOT OF COLORS.  MY FAVORITE ALWAYS CHANGES.
DO YOU DRESS LIKE THAT EVERYDAY? (Juliet wishes she could dress like that everyday!) Yea!

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?s from me


HOW DID YOU COME UP WITH THE IDEA AND THE NAME OF THE INSTALLATION?   PERICURA demonstrates the universe in my head. PERICURA is my response to people—what made me to be this Alice, what I am into and inspired by. Most
importantly, I collect and transformed my knowledge and creativity via everything inside PERICURA. PERICURA as a whole, I did it for myself and it is for everybody to explore.  The name and the concept of making PERICURA is #MeAnimated. I am inspired by the
traditional Japanese photo machine—“Purikura”. I see people’s obsession towards those overly beautified photo strips across different cultures as an inspiration. So, I want to offer people an opportunity to experience alternative aesthetics in real life. For people to experience
PERICURA, I collaborated with hair looks and nail designs with Miho Kawajiri and Kahh Spence.

YOU SAY THE ROOM IS THE DECONSTRUCTED VERSION OF YOU.  IF YOU COULD DESCRIBE YOURSELF IN 3 WORDS, WHAT WOULD THEY BE?  Tender, Wacky and True
HOW LONG HAVE YOU DRESSED HARAJUKU STYLE?  WE LOVED SEEING ALL THE FASHIONS IN HARAJUKU, JAPAN.  Harajuku is a spirit that’s been with me since middle school
WHAT DO YOU HOPE GUESTS WILL TAKE AWAY FROM YOUR ART INSTALLATION? It is important to be bold and brave. Life is not worthy living if you are not trying to discover yourself
WHAT’s YOUR NEXT BIG PROJECT? I am working on my song right now, hoping to debut in Japan soon

 

THANK YOU to Alice for taking the time to answer our questions!  We loved your energy, passion for art, and cute sense of style!

There is still time to see the exhibit from 12noon-7pm today and tomorrow at the Moxy Times Square hotel.

485 7th Avenue
New York
10018

 

Read on to find out about the all-pink, NYC restaurant that is a must-try here!

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