Saturday, July 26, 2014

COBY KOEHL at The Stonewall

photographer: Miguel Dominguez


Coby Koehl performed at the Stonewall on July 16th.

Piano: Enterfied, Backing Vocals: Michelle and Sirod, Bass: Raymond Russel, Drums: Leo Santini

Thursday, July 24, 2014

NICK & NICKY: Film in the Works

 by Patrick Askin

"NICK and NICKY" is a modern day screwball comedy and murder mystery inspired by the classic Hollywood comedies of the 1930s and 40s.

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Ever wonder "Why don't they make movies like that anymore?" The answer: WE ARE! "NICK and NICKY" takes the witty sparkling spirit of these films and recreates it in a modern day, upscale, Gay setting.


The movie will be marketed as a mainstream comedy featuring a lovable and witty couple that happens to be GAY. The current goal is to raise enough funds($30,000) to finance the filming of the climactic wedding scene this summer at a magnificent ocean side estate in The Hamptons. This scene is not only funny and romantic but will also help further the promotion of MARRIAGE EQUALITY to a mainstream audience. What makes NICK and NICKY unique is that it is a genre film that challenges traditional gender roles. Sometimes the best way to sell an idea is through comedy. Hopefully,we will raise enough funds to film the entire movie. The overall budget is $200,000.


NICK and NICKY'S success has already begun......

We have raised some funds already which allowed us to film the scenes seen in our fabulous trailer. We have assembled a dynamic cast and crew of talented professionals. There will be additional casting for many of the vivid and exciting supporting characters. So please help us bring the entire finished movie to the silver screen.

We have raised some funds already which allowed us to film the scenes seen in our fabulous trailer. We have assembled a dynamic cast and crew of talented professionals. There will be additional casting for many of the vivid and exciting supporting characters. So please help us bring the entire finished movie to the silver screen.


Several staged readings of the script were done to wildly enthusiastic response from audiences both Gay and Straight—click here to go to this blog's previous article of a reading at the Leslie Lohman Museum. The goal is to make NICK and NICKY a big crossover hit. But we can only do it with your help. The project is a fun one so please be a part of the FUN!

Getting a movie made is never easy but if enough money is raised I have every confidence that "Nick and Nicky" will do very well at the box office. Several scenes have already been filmed and the wedding scene will be filmed this summer and the rest of the movie in the late Fall of 2014. The goal is to release the film in 2015. Many of the locations have been secured.

Once the wedding scene is filmed I feel very confident that it will be easier to raise funds to complete the project by the end of 2014. The timeliness of the Marriage Equality issue on a national basis should provide incentive to get distributors.

Friday, June 27, 2014

THE ART OF MODELING: Wilhelmina Models

reporter: Miguel Dominguez


On June 13th, the Fashion committee of The National Arts Club had a most enjoyable presentation. Melissa Wilhelmina Cooper, daughter of the legendary Dutch model Wilhelmina Cooper, who founded Wilhelmina Models, brought three of the agency's "Supermodels," Coco Rocha, Armando Cabral, and Robyn Lawley, to discuss the art of modeling and tell some personal stories from their modeling careers.

Melissa Wilhelmina Cooper was the interviewer of the program

Sunday, June 15, 2014

SANTIAGO CALATRAVA: Small Scale Works

reporter: Miguel Dominguez


Marlborough Gallery just signed architect Santiago Calatrava up for representation, and on April 24 his smaller scale works—sculptures of bronze, wood, and alabaster, and also ceramics and drawings—debuted at the Midtown gallery. This is his first representation by a major international gallery, although Calatrava has previously shown in New York’s Museum of Modern Art.

ATELIER COURBET: New Designs in Textiles by ANNA KARLIN

reporter: Miguel Dominguez


On May 18th, Interior Design Magazine, which had done a cover on Anna Karlin stools, arranged for a presentation of Anna's new designs in fabrics, being executed by the prestigious Hosoo of Kyoto, and what better place to do it in, than at that den of luxury, Atelier Courbet, which carries other lines of the Hosoo output among its treasures.

Anna Karlin stools


MAGGIE NORRIS & MICHEL PIRANESI: 'Marlene' Eyewear + Jewels by the tableful

reporter: Miguel Dominguez



On January 30th, designer Maggie Norris and jeweler Michel Piranesi banded together at Selima Optique to show off their latest creations. For Maggie, it was the unveiling of her new design in eyewear, 'Marlene'. V.I.P.s in the worlds of fashion, the performing arts and the social scene made up the spirited crowd.

LLADRO Unveils 'NATURO fantastic'

reporter: Miguel Dominguez


April 28th was the date  the LladrĂ³ showroom in midtown Manhattan had a presentation of their latest series in ceramics that goes by the name of 'NATURO fantastic'.

THE ECLECTIC EYE: Barry Friedman's Collection. Auction Preview

reporter: Miguel Dominguez


When Barry Friedman, the Manhattan based art dealer decided to retire, a diversity of works, drawn from his homes and from his stock, were presented at Christie’s under the banner ‘The Eclectic Eye’. A preview of the items took place on April 24 which has been arranged as a series of four sales that will provide a review of the many spheres in which he has made his mark.

MANSION IN MAY: BLAIRSDEN Show House

reporter and photos: Miguel Dominguez
copy: Mansion in May


Just having opened on May 1st and ending on the 31st, Blairsden is the sort of venue that interior designers are always dreaming they could do from top to bottom. A lot of them would consider such privilege the highest point of their careers. Located in at the end of the New Jersey Gladstone train line and within one hour from Penn Station in New York (For information on how to get to Blairsden, please click here), it's one of the best Spring outings one can have this month, for not only seeing the beautifully designed rooms is as much a cultural experience as going to the Metropolitan Museum, but the house has an extensive terraced garden and is surrounded by acres of hilly parkland, turning the visit into a very relaxing day in the country.

As with all Show Houses, always planned to benefit charitable projects and/or organizations, this particular project of the Women's Association of Morristown Medical Center (WAMMC) benefits the expansion of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and a new Pediatric Autism and Child Development Center of the Goryeb Children's Hospital at Morristown Medical Center.

SCENTSORIUM: Design your own Fragrance

reporter: Miguel Dominguez


For more than 5 years having been listed as the premier custom perfumery in New York City and around the country, on May 28th, after being located for three months in the Tribeca area, Sue Phillips, President and CEO of Scenterprises™, finally unveiled to the press her fragrance boutique/atelier Scentsorium, to create bespoke perfumes by appointment only.

NEW YORK SPACES Celebrates Summer at MICHAEL DAWKINS HOME

reporter: Miguel Dominguez


The advent of Summer was the excuse for a bubbly celebration arranged by NEW YORK SPACES Magazine at Michael Dawkins' showroom on June 11, but the real treat was to feast one's eyes on the gorgeous home goodies that are a testament to his Zen taste in house appointments.

Michael Dawkins not only designs for the home, but does jewelry as well

WINTER ANTIQUES DIAMOND JUBILEE SHOW - Ancient and Non Western Art and Antiques

reporter: Miguel Dominguez

Throckmorton Fine Art, Inc.

This is one of a multiple parts photo essay of the Winter Antiques Show at the Park Avenue Armory to benefit the East Side House Settlement. It took place from January 24 to February 2. This year it celebrated its Diamond Jubilee (60th Anniversary.)

Rupert Wace Ancient Art Limited

WINTER ANTIQUES DIAMOND JUBILEE SHOW - Jewelry

reporter: Miguel Dominguez

Didier Ltd.

This is one of a multiple parts photo essay of the Winter Antiques Show at the Park Avenue Armory to benefit the East Side House Settlement. It took place from January 24 to February 2. This year it celebrated its Diamond Jubilee (60th Anniversary.)

Wartski

FTL MODA + ART, HEARTS, FASHION: Kokler

reporter: Miguel Dominguez


On February 13th, AIDS Healthcare Foundation, the largest AIDS organization in the United States, presented the FTL Moda + ART, HEARTS, FASHION event to promote the connection between fashion and philanthropy and to support the next generation of young designers while promoting AIDS awareness.

FTL MODA + ART, HEARTS, FASHION: Silkskin

reporter: Miguel Dominguez


On February 13th, AIDS Healthcare Foundation, the largest AIDS organization in the United States, presented the FTL Moda + ART, HEARTS, FASHION event to promote the connection between fashion and philanthropy and to support the next generation of young designers while promoting AIDS awareness.

FTL MODA + ART, HEARTS, FASHION: Gianni Tolentino

reporter: Miguel Dominguez


On February 13th, AIDS Healthcare Foundation, the largest AIDS organization in the United States, presented the FTL Moda + ART, HEARTS, FASHION event to promote the connection between fashion and philanthropy and to support the next generation of young designers while promoting AIDS awareness.

FTL MODA + ART, HEARTS, FASHION: Jamal Taslaq

reporter: Miguel Dominguez


On February 13th, AIDS Healthcare Foundation, the largest AIDS organization in the United States, presented the FTL Moda + ART, HEARTS, FASHION event to promote the connection between fashion and philanthropy and to support the next generation of young designers while promoting AIDS awareness.

FTL MODA + ART, HEARTS, FASHION: Nino Lettieri

reporter: Miguel Dominguez


On February 13th, AIDS Healthcare Foundation, the largest AIDS organization in the United States, presented the FTL Moda + ART, HEARTS, FASHION event to promote the connection between fashion and philanthropy and to support the next generation of young designers while promoting AIDS awareness.

FTL MODA + ART, HEARTS, FASHION: Giada Curti

reporter: Miguel Dominguez


On February 13th, AIDS Healthcare Foundation, the largest AIDS organization in the United States, presented the FTL Moda + ART, HEARTS, FASHION event to promote the connection between fashion and philanthropy and to support the next generation of young designers while promoting AIDS awareness.