|N THIS FASHION EDITORIAL NAIL ART USING DEBORAH LIPPMANN SS16 SUMMER COLLECTION | OPENING SPREAD - IMG 1 | S6 GARMIN | Criss Cross Ring STERLING FOREVER | Statement Ring TRACI LYNN JEWELRY | Sapphire/Diamond Cocktail Ring STERLING FOREVER | IMG 2 | Johnny Cash Tank BRAVADO | Jeans DSTLD PREMIUM DENIM | Maverick Chronograph Watch VICTORINOX | Guns n' Roses BRAVADO | Python Printed Pants LUBA | Sneakers NOVESTA | IMG 3 | Strapless Dress RED DRESS BOUTIQUE | Fringe Pendant Necklace STERLING FOREVER | Karma Color Bracelets SEQUIN JEWELRY | ON BOOK - IMG 4 | Lariate Necklace and Karma Color Bracelet SEQUIN JEWELRY | IMG 5 | White Blouse TOLANI | Hat RED DRESS BOUTIQUE | Fringed Feather Necklace TRACI LYNN JEWELRY | IMG 6 | Pants TOLANI | Bohemian Dress RED DRESS BOUTIQUE | Fringe Pendant Necklace SEQUIN JEWELRY | Polo Shirt VICTORINOX | Jeans DSTLD PREMIUM DENIM |
135 W 52ND
Our NAILED IT Fashion Editorial was a collaboration between deborah lippmann's new summer polishes, Mochidoki Japanese ice cream and the residences at 135 W 52nd St. We spoke with the team to find out why this building is one to keep an eye out for with its renovation slated for completion at the end of June.
ATHLEISUERE MAG: What are the amenities offered at 135 West 52nd Street?
135 W 52: One of the building’s most striking amenities is the 75-foot lap pool clad in custom mosaic tile and men's and women's changing rooms. The full 7th floor features 12,000 square feet of amenities including an expansive wrap South facing terrace. There are two gyms—a cardiovascular room and a weight room with a yoga studio, men's and women's sauna and steam rooms, whimsical children's playroom, social room, lounge with marble fireplace and lush seating, media screening room, caterer’s kitchen and dining area that can be reserved for private parties, and a golf simulator room. The 47th floor rooftop boasts 2,200 square feet of common outdoor space with kitchen facing North (Central Park), West and East.
AM: What is the concept behind the design of the building?
135W52: The architecture is by Cetra Ruddy. Their vision was to create a building that is streamlined and sophisticated with beautifully-crafted details in the interior. The developer wanted to incorporate art into the building, which was commissioned French artist Thierry Dreyfus, who works exclusively with light to create a subtle light aesthetic that runs up and down the length of the building and gently pulsates to emulate the energy of New York. 135 West 52nd Street sits on 6 1/2 Avenue where there is a galleria or passage that runs from West 52 to West 53. Our passage will have a 20-foot waterfall and a light sculpture by Thierry Dreyfus.
AM: Who designed the space that was included within our photoshoot?
135W52: Cetra Ruddy designed the building’s interiors. The kitchen is custom-designed exclusively for the building by Italian company Dada, which is a division of Molteni.
AM: We loved the windows that are floor to ceiling as it creates great natural light, what are other selling points in this building?
135W52: The building features many selling points. The curtain wall (the floor-to-ceiling windows) is certainly one stunning aspect of the building because it lets in a lot of natural light, and many of the corner apartments boast multiple exposures. Additionally, 135 West 52nd Street has a very elevated level of design as well as construction. There are numerous elements within each apartment that are custom designed exclusively for the building. The amenities are also a large selling point, which includes a 75-foot lap pool as well as all the other amenities. Another draw is that the building is in a very convenient location with great accessibility to public transportation. The Midtown area has become a desirable area to live, and 135 West 52nd Street’s preeminent design coupled with the large square footage and favorable price, makes it a highly sought-after residential building in the area.
AM: For those who are residents, what are the neighborhood selling points?
135W52: Neighborhood selling points: five blocks from Central Park; great accessibility to public transportation; centrally located to the Upper East Side, Upper West Side and Downtown; within close proximity to the Time Warner Center; located around the corner from MoMA and an array of art galleries, cultural institutions and wonderful restaurants. There are also a lot of neighborhood conveniences which are right out the door.
AM: Tell us more about the pool that seems like you stepped into a spa.
135W52: The pool is really a highlight and impressive feature of the bldg. It’s a 75-foot lap pool clad in chrome mosaic tile with a backlit feature wall and integrated seating.
BEHIND THE NAILED IT BEAUTY EDITORIAL
This month, deborah lippmann's 2016 Summer Collection brings back Happy Days - yes the feel good TV show, Grease! and so much more. Our nail art utilized Beauty School Drop Out, My Boyfriend's Back, Happy Days and Splish Splash. Head over to Sephora for their exclusive hue within this group - Great Balls of Fire.
Deborah Lippmann tells us that this collection is all about, "Cool.Groovy.Bubbly" and really brings back the era of the retro 50s, "so you can look hip to the jive whether you're cruising in a hot rod or chilling at the drive-in."
Her dual-patented Gel Lab Pro formula infused with 10 exclusive ingredients helps to deliver HEALTH, WEAR and SHINE, providing the high gloss and cushiony plumped look similar to a gel, without nail damage.
Deborah Lippmann is the go-to manicurist for the most fashionable magazines and renowned fashion houses from Vogue, InStyle, W, Vanity Fair and Elle. She has also worked with notable designers Donna Karan, Rodarte, Narciso Rodriguez, Marchesa and Versace, to name a few.
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