Friday, November 7, 2014

Gems and Jewels



It’s November and we’re celebrating New York Accessories Market Week and the jewelry fairs happening all around the world. In honor of this, the Adrian G. Marcuse Library is dedicating this month’s book display to gems and jewels. From couture to costume, our books explore the world of jewelry and accessories throughout history. Take a look at our brightest and most dazzling selections, such as American Luxury Jewels from the House of Tiffany, Elizabeth Taylor: My Love Affair with Jewelry, and Cartier: Jewelers Extraordinary.  Come visit and tell us which book is your favorite!  

Posted on November 7, 2014 I Blog post by Elizabeth Marotta, M.L.I.S. (Evening Librarian) and Ali Petherbridge (student worker of the LIM College Library)

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Tote bag Thursday!

The Adrian G. Marcuse Library is doing a giveaway today (November 6th)! Stop by the Library and answer the following question: 




You'll receive a totetastic tote bag from Mergent Online.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Water Bottle Wednesday

The Adrian G. Marcuse Library is doing a giveaway today (November 5th)! Stop by the Library and answer the following question: 


You'll receive a awesome water bottle from Mango Languages.


We look forward to seeing you today! 

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Tote bag Tuesday!

The Adrian G. Marcuse Library is doing a giveaway today (November 4th)! Stop by the Library and answer the following question: 


You'll receive a totetastic tote bag from Fairchild Books.



We look forward to seeing you today! 

Monday, November 3, 2014

A Heel-Lovers Paradise

A couple of weekends ago I had the wonderful pleasure of being a part of the LIM College Adrian G. Marcuse Library's Fourth Annual Conference Fashion: Now & Then: From Antiquity to Visionary. I was thrilled to be assigned to assist with the tour to the Brooklyn Museum exhibit “Killer Heels.” I built up so much anticipation for the show, from seeing advertisements all over the city to hearing about it  from people who have already attended, and I must say that it lived up to every expectation and more!

When I began the tour I was fascinated with the idea that the exhibit was not entirely about heels. Well, it had a lot to do with heels but, more importantly the art, history, inspiration and culture that encompass heels. The exhibit had over 160 heels dating from the 16th century to the current year and displayed works from famous designers such as: Manolo Blahnik, Chanel, Salvatore Ferragamo, Christian Louboutin, Alexander McQueen, Prada, Vivienne Westwood, and more. Talk about a high-heel lover’s PARADISE!

I was extremely excited to see all of the shoes and the ideas that influenced and inspired some of the unique designs. I must say that my favorite shoe was that of Christian Louboutin, the ballet heels, which are eight inches high and a complete downward sloping angle. (See below) 




(2013, February) SheLookBook.com. Retrieved from http://shelookbook.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Louboutin-Heel.jpg 

I would recommend this exhibit to everyone because there are many things that people can connect with. You do not have to be a heel lover to appreciate this exhibit however, it would be a bonus! 

Further Reading:

by DeMello, Margo.
Location  Regular shelves
Call Number  391.41303 DEM

by Huey, Sue.
Location Regular shelves
Call Number 391.413 HUE

by Walford, Jonathan.
Location Regular shelves
Call Number 391.413 WAL

by Riello, Giorgio.
Location Regular shelves
Call Number 391.413 RIE

Posted on November 3, 2014 I Blog post by Sheala Ortiz (student worker of the LIM College Library)