Category Archives: CityLife

Joel Meyerowitz’s parks – Green Itinerary

High Rock Park, spring

Last night, the opening of Joel Meyerowitz’s Legacy: The Preservation of Wilderness in New York City Parks was held at the great upper East Side Museum of the City of New York.NYC is incredibly green. The city has 29 000 acres of parks and green spaces.

Meyerowitz was there, hanging out with people dressed up and had a hug with Mary Ellen Mark ! Needless to say that the work is amazing.  I didn’t know that  he is the first photographer to document New York City’s parks since the 1930s, when they were photographed as part of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s WPA program. That makes the work even more powerful.

A book published by Aperture can be use as a start to organise a green itinerary in NYC during week-ends.


Legacy : The Preservation of Wilderness in New York City Parks runs till March 7th, 2010

Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY

Pelham Bay Park, tre#31F603


Street Fashion


aNYlife is not about children business but how could Samantha resists this lovely girl whose name is Anais D’Haene. Actually Anylife will open a kid section !

Anais is  3 years old. She is American but her parents are Belgian & Korean which makes her a true new yorker !  Anais wears an H&M Scarf, a Zef sweater jacket, a Zara Leggings, Primigi Kids Mary Jane shoes and a dress made by her mommy. Anais lives in Tribeca and she loves to set the table.

Her favorites
Cheap store: Balloon Saloon

Expensive store: Kisan in Soho
Restaurants: Kori. Anais loves Korean food and Bouley Bakery for its pastries, pastries and pastries !
Nightlife place: My bedroom, sleeping with my peter rabbit.
Secret place: My big brother Nicholas’ s room with full of books and cartoon walls.
I LOVE NYC: Because it’s so beautiful and so much to do.

Samantha Adam©Samantha Adam

Dress Codes

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Dress Codes: The Third ICP Triennial of Photography and Video opens tomorrow. The press preview happened this morning. This year, fashion is showed through image-makers aka contemporary artists … I have to say, the exhibition is confusing because it couldn’t avoid the void of contemporary art. That said I thought Tschape – photo above- has a fashion beauty on its flimsy and gauzy style, Cindy Sherman keeps on being funny and Hank Willis Thomas has a great idea to look at black advertisings in the 70’s and manipulated them.  The exhibition is worth for an individual prospective as for a global vision. I bet fashion photo editor and Creative Director as Grace Coddington will have a quick look at. RB©Tschape

till  January 17, 2010

here my piece on


1133 Avenue of the Americas at 43rd Street
New York, NY 10036

Fashion street

Lana sam

Samantha met Lana Kusa Bilzerian in Tribeca. This Armenian, French and Vietnamese woman is 34 year old. She works as a knitwear designer and lives in Dumbo, Brooklyn. That day, she was wearing an Isabel Marant top, leggings, and boots, a Lanvin bag, a vintage scarf, a shell necklace from Tahiti and my new pom pom necklace from Makie @ Pomme.

Her favorites

Cheap store: Pearl River, 271 Canal St New York, NY
Expensive store: John Derian
Restaurant: Omen
Nightlife place: Home with my daughter
Secret place: Jamali Garden in the flower district…not really a secret but you forget it’s there….
I LOVE NYC for the people !

Samantha Adam©Samantha Adam

Barbara Kruger at Lever House

kruger1The first floor of the Lever House, a landmark building in NYC, helds exhibition. Barbara Kruger‘s enthralling installation is now on view. RB

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Street Fashion


Samantha got back lately from her vacations and she got right away on the new york groove ! She met Summer Strauch on 15th street and 7 avenue and had to stop her. Summer is a TV Executive Producer, she lives in  the West Village. She wears Miu Miu Sandals, a vintage Top from Vintage store in Florence Italy, an American Apparel White V-Neck T Shirt, a Studded Belt, a Loomstate Skirt and a Tory Burch Bag

Her favorites
Cheap store: Flea Market and Forever 21

Expensive store: Bergdorf Goodman
Restaurants: Sant Ambroeus, Westville, Casa
Nightlife place: Goldbar
Secret place: Garden Walkway on Westside Highway and Charles
I LOVE NYC: It inspires me creatively to just walk around in NYC. There is always something new and exciting to find here.

Samantha Adam©Samantha Adam

The Americans at The Met


NYC holds for the first time The Americans in a museum, the amazing work Robert Frank did in 1955 on the American society. It showed its racism, its scary consumption and its hability to ignore the “ normal” people. Robert Frank’s photos are powerful, they put you right on the face of his subjects and the best is that the guy has a great sense of humour.

The MET put together a great exhibition. Even though, the photos are today pretty known, it’s always a pleasure to see them again but what is riveting, to me, is to have access to the manuscripts. The letters he sent to Walker Evans, the mail he had with Jack Kerouac and last but not least the collage he sent to his wife. Highly recommended.

Looking In: Robert Frank’s ‘The Americans’ ” runs from September 22nd through January 3rd

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U.S. 90, en route to Del Rio, Texas, 1955  © Robert Frank, from The Americans