Norma Kamali vs Objectification

Norma Kamali vs Objectification

What is it about Norma Kamali? How is she still at the top of her game after all these years of success? How is she this timeless wonder still producing such modern, fashion-forward designs while maintaining her ageless physicality? I recently attended an evening event lead by the one and only Norma Kamali in her ultra clean, bright, white lacquered … [Read more...]

Color and class in Spades – The Jack Spade Spring/Summer 2015 collection

Design Director Todd Magill explains this year's careful application of color that was very refreshing at the Jack Spade Spring/Summer 2015 presentation

Art is about exploring the interactions of color and its ability to lend sophistication and harmony. The JACK SPADE's Spring/Summer 2015 Collection was no exception. Jonathan Cody had the chance to catch up with dear friend, Design Director Todd Magill to explain this year's careful application of color that was very refreshing at the Spring/Summer 2015 … [Read more...]

Trusting the Currents

Trusting the Currents book

Lynnda Pollio has entered her literary career with dazzling depth as she brings the reader through a beautiful story of transformation and surrender against the backdrop of the deep south. Unlike many books in the spiritual enlightenment category, Pollio has channeled Trusting the Currents, a fictional tale with the voice and depth of character reminding the … [Read more...]

Once Phish, now Philharmonic

Me, Phish, now: Getting un-phucked up

This weekend one of my favorite bands was in town, you know that one that starts with Ph… When they took the stage, the crowd quickly settled into an attentive state and for the highly anticipated music, and the first set was phonomenal. When the set ended and I looked back to see the crowd behind us, it looked to me like there were 40- or 50,000 … [Read more...]

Mind Wrap 3: Uniqueness as The Purpose of Life?

Creative Mind Expansion via Mind Wrap

[Editor's note: As you may recall, the Mind Wrap column is an exercise in creative mind expansion to remind ourselves of the importance of imagination in our lives. The responsibility is yours to goad your imagination towards new and unheard of possibilities despite society's urge that there is only one "right and wrong." The practice is simple: Believe … [Read more...]

El Museo del Barrio Gala 2014


Last week on Wednesday May 21 Meniscus contributor Jonathan Cody went out to support the annual El Museo del Barrio Gala 2014, this year held at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City. Seeing the signature Cipriani Bellini was just what Jonathan and 500 other supporters needed to get their cocktail hour on. Kicking off the proceedings, Tony Bechara … [Read more...]

Styling Joan Osborne

Styling Joan Osborne

When I was called to style the raspy-voiced Joan Osborne for her latest album, all I could think of was her song “What if God was one of us”. With the most powerful tool of any artist today, I rushed to Google and did my homework. I looked at her, I looked right into her eyes. I listened to her, I let her scratchy voice swirl around in my head. And, then I … [Read more...]

NYC Art Exhibition: David Datuna’s Elements

NYC Art Exhibition: David Datuna's Elements

Just last week Meniscus contributor Jonathan Cody had the opportunity to attend the an exclusive preview of David Datuna’s Elements exhibition at the Birnam Wood Galleries in Manhattan's Chelsea art district. David Datuna’s portraits of iconic individuals will resonate through their cultural significance. From Andy Warhol to Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis … [Read more...]