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Publication Date: 2014-05-27

Inspiration

A Charles James Inspired Stroll to The Met

A beautiful day in New York City, perfect for a morning walk down 5th Avenue to the Metropolitan Museum of Art - taking in the architecture and sights along the way-

These Bergdorf windows know how to get a city into the Charles James spirit. Seriously, you should see the masses of people who pool around the windows to gawk, take selfies and momentarily get lost into the glamorous world of Charles James… These windows, designed in honor of the Met exhibit, are nothing short of brilliant. Which brings me to the art of window design and the respect I have for those who conceptualize and execute on this level…

Side story: A super creative high school friend of mine (we'll call her "Jen") once designed windows for Saks in Boston. She was actually hired to be a Christmas Elf, but conned her way into doing windows. Somewhere laced into this story is a lesson on the benefits of excellent people skills and a good sense of humor. Before she knew it, she was hanging out in prop rooms that were FILLED with everything from gold reindeer to flamingos, creating 20 ft palm trees for tropical windows while a blizzard deliberately delivered the goods of winter outside. She was designing windows and dancing to "Groove Is In The Heart". Only Jen could've pulled this off, and to fast forward the clock, her whimsical creativity extends to her hip house decor today. You've either got it or you don't…

Aren't these windows incredible? Don't they make you want to go to the Met? Come take the beautiful walk with me down 5th Avenue, we will walk up a few of the side streets along the way to admire beautiful homes, and then go to the Charles James Exhibit and a few other galleries at the museum on this beautiful day. ...Join me… :)

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