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NCP + Debut for Fashion’s Night Out!

Posted in events, fashion, music by The Nouveau Classical Project on 09/07/2010

Hope to see you at but this Friday for Fashion’s Night Out this year! We’ll be there performing some Bach and a piece written especially for this event by Trevor Gureckis, featuring violinists Amanda Lo and Tessa Sacramone, and flutist Yoobin Whang. The girls will be performing in Début special edition Faces of Fashion T’s (if they aren’t already sold out prior to the event!). Each tee features a fashion icon, including a certain lovable VOGUE editor who is stopping by to say hello!

The proceeds from the tees will go to the Savannah College of Art and Design. So indulge in a glass of champagne and support art, and party the night away in an amazing boutique that supports art! RSVP: debut@companyagenda.com

Mezze and Metal

Posted in Uncategorized by The Nouveau Classical Project on 03/20/2009

Just got back from an amazing dinner at a Greek restaurant in Queens, where my studio mates (as in, musicians who study with the same teacher), EJ and I indulged ourselves in a set of 20 assorted mezze. By the end, as one of us put it, “My stomach [was] screaming!”

19 more like this on the way...here we go!

19 more like this on the way...here we go!

And of course, like most pianists who tend to be slightly obsessed with practicing (okay, absolutely obsessed…I won’t deny it!) we would, out of habit, place our hands in position on the table to check how firm our bridges are (the bridge is that row of knuckles that connects the fingers to the palms). Totally nerdy. But whatever, people check their Crackberries at the dinner table, we check our bridges. It all evens out in the end.

Who's is the strongest? I think the girl on the right in the purple shirt...okay that's me. I'm a bit biased

Who's is the strongest? I think the girl on the right in the purple shirt...okay that's me. I'm a bit biased

EJ and I had worked up our appetites beforehand at the Gemma Redux jewelry trunk show at debut, where we had consumed champagne on empty stomachs. I had the chance to meet Rachel Dooley briefly, the mind behind the metal. I asked her what Gemma Redux means, and she said that it is Latin for “gems reconstructed.” Apparently she and her father love Latin and he helped her come up with the name.

Gemma Redux, consisting largely of intertwined metal chains and chunky stones, makes a bold statement through excess and contrast. It reminds me of the Baroque era. At that time, music was highly ornamented and had more elaborate harmonies than the music from the era prior, to put it loosely. In GR pieces, a counterpoint exists between the regularity of the chain patterns and the various stones attached to them.

Hmm…maybe we’ll send along some Bach to GR and see if some Bach-inspired jewelry emerges!

Rachel Dooley, right

Rachel Dooley, right

 

"Baroque" is derived from a Portugese word that means "an irregularly shaped pearl." In this piece, fools gold, with is natural and irregular rough edges are intertwined with smooth gold chains, providing a strking contrast between rawness and refinement.

"Baroque" is derived from a Portugese word that means "an irregularly shaped pearl." In this piece, fools gold, with its natural and irregular rough edges, are intertwined with smooth gold chains, providing a striking contrast between rawness and refinement.

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debut at début

Posted in Uncategorized by The Nouveau Classical Project on 03/13/2009

Took a break from Project planning and had some fun at début new york, who was hosting a cocktail party for custom-handbag line The Gentlemen’s League, complete with fabulous people, champagne, and strawberries (and the bags of course!).

We unfortunately didn’t have a chance to meet the designers, but we did meet some very lovely people.

Oh, and this is a P.S. for the “Thank You” post: a HUGE Thank You to Jessica Bliemaster from Bluestripe PR! She does the PR for début, and she has been so tremendously helpful to us. We heart you! 

 

the bags, by The Gentlemen's League

the bags, by The Gentlemen's League

Alexa Wilson Executive Director of Marketing at Marie Claire; Bria Maguire (one of my best friends/NCP fan :D); Simon Collins, Dean of Fashion, Parsons

Alexa Wilson Executive Director of Marketing at Marie Claire; Bria Maguire (one of my best friends/NCP fan :D); Simon Collins, Dean of Fashion, Parsons

 

Jenine and Ji Strike a Pose

Jenine and Ji Strike a Pose

 

chilling at a cafe...playing Scrabble on Bria's iPhone (we were winning!)

chilling at a cafe...playing Scrabble on Bria's iPhone (we were winning!)

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