In the 2019 Folk Horror film Misommar, the May Queen Dress is worn by lead character Dani (played by Florence Pugh) in the story’s intense concluding sequences. The elaborate gown features 10,000 silk flowers, including forget-me-nots, sweet peas, and butter cups, and weighs 30 pounds.
There is no doubt that the costume designer plays an essential role in cinematic storytelling. For the Elton John biopic Rocketman (2019), costume designer Julian Day’s guiding principle was: the louder, the better.
I have been known to good-naturedly refer to Art Expo as the Hotel/Motel Art Show of NYC art fairs, in that it hosts lots of art for people who do not really understand art. That means it is more about generating sales than blowing minds, and that is totally fine. Not everything can be as elitist and untouchable (read: fun) as Frieze. On the upside, the most recent Art Expo took place over Halloween weekend, so what it lacked in original artwork it make up for in A+ people watching. Take this woman dressed as a Pink Bunny, for example.
It’s probably no secret that I spotted this Pink Pig Ears Headband during a walk on the morning after Halloween here in Manhattan.
Whoever had worn them the night before decided to abandoned them, with an obvious degree of care, over a railing of a construction scaffolding, and they caught my eye immediately. As photographer Steven Shore once said, paying attention all the time is an interesting way to go through the day.
I declined to touch them due to Covid, but I did get these nice shots to share with you, before I left them behind and continued on my way. Another cool Pink Thing: Mission Accomplished.
Navy Pier in Chicago is the place to be if you want to take a bunch of photos of a person who gets paid to hang out in a Bubba Gump Shrimp Mascot costume. Appropriate for a Pink Thing of The Day, the costume is a cheerful shade of Shrimp Pink, so that counts!
It is this guy’s job to stand outside the restaurant and try not scare people away, I think.
Here, he is posing for a holiday snap with group of tourist fans! A lasting memory from an incredible vacation!
Look straight ahead and keep walking, honey!
Hello Ladies, are you perhaps hungry for some delicious chain-restaurant seafood?
He is willing to go the extra mile to recruit those who wish to dip him in drawn butter.
“I’m Here All Day!”