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Lusting over Lichtenstein

Looking to the past for future inspirations is key for a creative mind. The eyes, mind and soul are constantly wandering and lusting for new creative direction and recently I have found myself in search for a boost of creative energy. My recent rediscovering of Roy Lichtenstein has me falling in love all over again with his use of color.  I happened to stumble upon Liechtenstein’s art over the weekend and haven’t been able to get his retro take on pop art out of my head. With this hot summer heat radiating down upon the city I have been gravitating more and more towards bold colors, especially summer yellow. My recent Lichtenstein obsession has me spinning with ideas for future collections as well as how I can incorporate this new creative boost into my current wardrobe.

Many of the interns are art majors or minors so we’ve been having an ongoing discussion all day debating our favorite Lichtenstein pieces as well as how this pop art genre has inspired so many amazing looks throughout history. From 60’s flower child, to color blocking, and today’s ever popular youthful festival wear, it seems that pop art inspired style is constantly being recycled throughout the generations. I love looking back at how trends from the past have influenced popular looks today! It’s always so fun to take a trip down memory lane isn’t it?

To make this look work for you throw on your favorite summer colors in the forms of geometric shapes or free spirited patterns. Layer your look with Susanna Galanis chains featuring charms and gems finally, finish your look off with a gorgeous gold cuff from my collection. There are so many ways to make this look work for you so have fun with it my fashionistas/os!

Stay inspired my darlings!

 

xoxo,

Susanna

To learn more about Roy Lichtenstein and his amazing work follow the follow the links below.

http://www.lichtensteinfoundation.org/

http://www.biography.com/people/roy-lichtenstein-9381678

To inquire about the jewelry featured in today’s blog post please look at my website http://www.susannagalanis.com/main_collection.asp or to set up a private viewing of the showroom please call 212.759.9142.

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Fresh to Daphne

With today’s weather being a fabulous mid 70 degrees everyone in the showroom has been craving a fresh salad from the nearby cafe. As lunch time came and passed it seemed intern after intern came back with a bowl of greens sprinkled with added pops of color in the form of fruit and veggies. Why not incorporate this healthy lifestyle choice into your everyday summer wardrobe? These gorgeous greens got us thinking how my newest Daphne collection adds pops of color to the most basic and fresh summer style. Why not change it up and wear a fantastic outfit of white and throw on a gorgeous green necklace to add some flavor to the mix? Stand out in the most simple of ways this week with a fresh twist on a summer trend. Continue below to see how were thinking fresh today in the showroom as well as one of my favorite salad recipe for a lovely summertime meal.

 

xoxo,

Susanna

White spinach salad with caramelized shallots: http://www.marthastewart.com/971965/spring-salad-recipes/@center/276955/seasonal-produce-recipe-guide#316919

For more information on how you can purchase the pieces shown in today’s blog as well as other pieces from my collections please visit my website http://www.susannagalanis.com/main_collection.asp or call 212.759.9142 to set up a meeting in the showroom.

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Dripping in Daphne

With the recent weather shifting from sun dress hot to rain jacket down poor, everyone in the showroom has been discussing ways to stay busy indoors while still enjoying the outdoor elements. The MoMA of course has our answer! The Rain Room exhibit created by Random International located at the MoMA PS1, allows viewers to control the rain themselves by simply walking around the room.  Perfect for a scorching hot day in the New York sun! This new exhibit got us thinking, how else can we incorporate this months unexpected downpours into our summer wardrobe? Continue below to see how these recent rainy days are inspiring us to incorporate rain boots with my newest collection Daphne. Don’t be left out to dry this summer! Stay dripping in green-gold chains and gems!

xoxo,

Susanna

Follow this link to view a short video on the Rain Room http://youtu.be/EkvazIZx-F0

To view more of my collection or to purchase the pieces displayed in todays blog please view my website http://www.susannagalanis.com/main_collection.asp or call  212.759.9142 to set up an appointment in the showroom.

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My day with the Gods

 

 

 

My favorite Gods of New York City.

Its Sunday in the magnificent New York City. A beautiful, sunny day. Yet, I feel so blue.

“It’s normal” I say to myself. “We just had a tremendous and very cruel hurricane storm, Sandie, and the catastrophe it brought to this beautiful place is devastating —  the pain and suffering of the people is unbearable to watch. How can I feel any better?”

I knew immediately what to do. Go to the Met [Metropolitan Museum of Art.] My favorite place in the entire world. This is where I visit the Gods, the Goddesses, the nymphs, the warriors and the heroes and I draw strength and energy from the divine — my divine ancestors.

It was an unusually brilliant and sunny early afternoon. As soon as I run up the stairs, a beautiful flock of birds with wings flickering up  in the sun  light greeted me. The sun rays were so defined and  intense against the  background of the museum. It felt like a divine sign, an omen, a blessing.  “What is this supposed to mean?” I said to myself.  “It’s definitely something good.” But, I always feel good when I go to the museum. This is why I go there when I have the blues. It is my divine cathedral, my temple, a holy place.

Well, this incredible feeling skyrocketed as soon as I saw Zeus, Hercules, Apollo, Alexander, Dionysos, Artemis, Athena and Aphrodite! They were all there. I cannot describe the feeling. “I am not surprised at all that these great Gods decided to make New York City their home,” I thought to my self giggling.

While I stood in front of the huge column right at the center of the Grecian and Roman Galleries, I felt compelled to touch it! “Can I touch this?” I said to the guard. “Why?” he answered. “I just want to connect with its energy” I said. “OK. I will turn around pretending that I didn’t see you.” He said. Wow!!! it felt like electricity running through my left arm. I had shivers. A stand with a mask featuring my glorious Macedonian ancestor Alexander The Great, and a favorite of all of my favorite Gods, was to the left.  His father Zeus [according to the myths and the legends] was a few steps besides him. The atmosphere was magical. I felt like one of the dancing meneads…in a trance…worshiping drunken Dionysos that was further down the hall. Oh…just a reminder… I promised you in the past that I will write about  Queen Olympias of Macedon [Alexander’s divine mother]…well, wait a see how she was worshiping God Dionysos…coming next.

At the fountain, further down, I tossed a coin making a wish about my beautiful city NYC. May the Gods always protect you and may you continue to prosper and excel and be the City of Lights for eternity! May you always be favored by the divine Gods!

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Gossip Girl, “Goddess Inspired” jewelry and … history repeating

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GOSSIP GIRL

One of my secret indulgences is Gossip Girl — my favorite TV show at the moment. Although I very rarely watch TV, this is an exception.  I am having so much fun watching the young New York’s Upper Eastsiders  have their adventures in the City  — and in other glamorous parts of the world as well.

For those of you who are not as obsessed as I am about the show, and do not understand what I am talking about, Gossip Girl is an American young adult drama series based on the book of the same name written by Cecily von Ziegesen.  Narrated by the omniscient, yet unseen blogger “gossip girl” the series revolves around the lives, romances and notoriety of privileged young college boys and girls on Manhattan’s Upper East Side in New York City.

There is an  “it” girl,  a modern-day queen with a certain “attitude,” several princesses, a beautiful cast, lots of parties, twists, turns, betrayals, backstabbing, manipulations, gossip, hook-ups, break-ups…hook-ups again…break-ups again…and so on… What a modern-day drama for the young set in New York City — glamorous drama! Sometimes I wonder, “why didn’t I have this much fun during my FIT days in New York City? I remember the fashion, I remember dating a few guys from Columbia, but, I don’t remember having that many fun complications. Oh! now it’s slowly coming back…

I remember my “best friend” Domenica backstabbing me and trying to steal my possible future “boyfriend” Dimitri (a Columbia student from Athens), I remember Leo, Dimitri’s friend (a serious financier in London today, and a serious womanizer), who at that time, he was “seriously” dating my friend Anna… and he was pursuing me as well…I remember my friend  Stephan (a British-French banker from Brown University) who was dating a beautiful soap opera actress named Amanda and he was pursuing Carole (my French girlfriend)… who was in a serious relationship with Frank… and yet, she was not…I remember Stephan’s friend Johan (a beautiful Swedish man working at Citibank)… and that I had a serious crush on him…and all this was happening while I was in an “on-again-off-again”  relationship with a very complicated young man named Michael (a computer engineering student living in Brooklyn Heights) whose roommate Nico was… you get the story: the more things change, the more they stay the same. It’s history repeating in New York City.

I get a thrill watching this modern-day drama. I especially get a thrill when they are honoring me by wearing my jewelry as they did in Season 4. The new season 5 premiers on September 26th, and I can’t wait! You must watch!

Here are two of Gossip Girl’s beauties, Blake Lively and Jennifer Missoni wearing Susanna Galanis “Goddess Inspired” Jewelry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blue Agate necklace on Blake Lively available at: www.susannagalanis.com 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Green Agate necklace on Blake Lively  available at: www.susannagalanis.com 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gold Agate necklace  on Blake Lively available at: www.susannagalanis.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crystal necklace  on Jennifer Missoni available at: www.susannagalanis.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hummingbird “signature” necklace on Jennifer Missoni available at: www.susannagalanis.com   

I love this show!!!

I am leaving you with a quote from the song “History Repeating” with Shirley Basset:

…Life’s for us to enjoy Woman,man, girl and boy Feel the pain Feel the joy and sidestep the little bits of history repeating…

                                    …will be back with you soon xoxoS

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