O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: Naomi Campbell Meets Virgil Abloh For British Vogue Interview

British Vogue contributing editor Naomi Campbell sits down with Virgil Abloh in his Paris headquarters. Continue reading

10/25/17 O&A NYC DANCE: Ailey Releases Short Film Created In Paris

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater dancers appear in Rue Montorgueila joyful short film shot on the Parisian streets.  Ailey company members performed with local dancers and people of different backgrounds, talents and nationalities and it was released on October 24- United Nations Day

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12/10/16 SATURDAY MORNING CONCERT: Christmas Concert at Notre Dame with Jessye Norman


Jessye Noman performed in a 1992 concert recorded live with Lawrence Foster and the Lyon Opera Orchestra amid the tantalizing acoustics at Paris’s Notre Dame Cathedral. Continue reading

10/1/16 O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY: Balmain- Menswear Fall/Winter 2016

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Olivier Rousteing’s fall collection for Balmain featured enough crystals to keep Swarovski in business for the foreseeable future. “Paris is the City of Light and I want to bring back those lights,” said the designer. Continue reading

8/1/16 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Rihanna – Goodnight Gotham (Bonus Track)


Goodnight Gotham, Rihanna’s newest  music video is one of the shortest (and sweetest) of her career. Shot on the fly in Dec. 2014, the minute-long clip begins with the singer exiting a promotional shoot for the LP in Paris’ Trocadéro Square as she admits she’s about to do “the craziest thing” she’s ever done: run (in slow-mo) toward a pack of fans, who hoist her high into the night sky as the Eiffel Tower frames looms overhead.  Continue reading

5/20/16 O&A NYC SHAll WE DANCE FRIDAY: Sherezade (2002)- Kirov Ballet Feauturing Svetlana Zakharova and Farukh Ruzimatov

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Scheherazade premiered on June 4, 1910, at the Opéra Garnier in Paris by the Ballets Russes. The choreography for the ballet was by Michel Fokine and the libretto was from Fokine and Léon Bakst. This ballet provoked exoticism by showing a masculine Golden Slave seducing Zobeide who is one of the many wives of the Shah. Continue reading

5/9/16 O&A NYC WITH WaleStylez AUTOMOBILE: Ralph Lauren’s 40 Million Dollar All-Black 1936 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic Coupé

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Ralph Lauren’s 1938 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic is one of only two remaining. The other, a 1936, sold for 40 million dollars in 2013. Lauren’s resent won the most prestigious auto show on the planet: the Concorso d’EleganzeVilla d’Este. Continue reading

1/30/16 O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY- ANYTHING GOES: Chanel- Spring-Summer 2016 Haute Couture Show

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The Chanel Spring/Summer 2016 Haute Couture Show that took place on January 26th, 2016 at the Grand Palais in Paris.  Continue reading

10/3/15 O&A NYC Fashion- Its Saturday- Anything Goes: Saint Laurent Men Fall/Winter 2015-16 Paris Men’s Fashion Week

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In Saint Laurent’s 2015/16 Paris Menswear Fashion Show designer Hedi Slimane’s models strode from one pool of half-light into another, a collage of highly stylized, highly recognizable archetypes presented themselves like wisps. A fitted three-button caban, inverse-color Breton, and supertight jeans. A black jacket and polo-neck worn with supertight black jeans scarred by zippers. A grunge-touched high olive nylon bomber above a leopard sweater, plus black jeans (supertight). It’s probably best to stop specifying the tightness of the pants.  Continue reading