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Yayoi Kusama: Give Me Love

Looking for something to do this weekend that’s insanely fun for all ages and free? Don’t fret my pet, you’re in for a colorful treat! Today is the LAST day of Japanese artist (and my spirit animal) Yayoi Kusama’s Give Me Love exhibition at the David Zwirner gallery in Chelsea, NYC. Run there early, as wait time to see the Obliteration Room portion is at least an hour long (SO worth it)! These are cell phone pictures, so bear with me!


What is the Obliteration Room? From the exterior, it looks like a humble abode or a quaint little cookie cutter house. Upon entrance, you are handed a sheet of circular dot stickers and asked to keep your time inside around 3 minutes. What’s inside, you ask? A colorful explosion! A freaking party! Selfie heaven! The most adorable home I’ve ever seen! The other visitors I noticed were also instantly happy, it is SUCH a happy room.


20150609_155117At the beginning of the exhibition in May, the house was originally a completely white canvas. But with the assistance of visitors leaving their marks and obliterating the room with haphazardly strewn stickers, it has become an incredible sight – a beautiful mess. All of us are tiny dots in this world and in that room, but together we can create something amazing!

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I’m rocking a vintage 2-piece outfit, Indian belt, Elizabeth and James platform leather sandals and a DIY straw bag!

The gallery also continues to showcase other striking pieces of Kusama’s infamous art. All I know is that if I win the lottery, Miss Kusama will definitely be decorating my home. Or maybe in the meantime, I’ll just invite some friends over and bust out some stickers and wine – have everyone Give Me (Obliterated) Love.

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Posted by Olga Turka at 2015/06/13 8:17 AM No Comments
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C is for Cookie and Cookie is for Me!

I freaking love cookies. One typically stormy day here in New Jersey, I was watching the film “Big Eyes” with my Dad while munching on my current favorite sweet treat – Tate’s Chocolate Chip Cookies. They’re gluten free (which sounds better for you, but who really cares because no one knows what that really means – I love that they have chocolate in them and taste homemade). I was so cozy tucked into my furry blanket, covered in the aftermath of crumbs. Due to my love for all things furry and all things sweet, I came to the conclusion that my spirit animal, or rather spirit monster, is none other than the loveable Cookie Monster.


In the film, Margaret Keane states that the reason why she emphasizes the eyes in her famous paintings is because the eyes are “the windows of the soul”. Well, if this is true, Cookie Monster’s googly eyes depict his enthusiastic reaction and adoration to tasty treats as well as portraying that keeping up with the chaotic world around us warrants such vices.

When I crossed paths with this beautifully bright blue Michael Kors coat, I knew all of the stars aligned to bring me this new furry and super soft topper. The price was unbeatable and all I wanted to do is strut out of the store with it on, growling and run to the nearest cookie jar.

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(I’m rocking a Michael Kors coat, Max Studio dress, Gap pants, Jeffrey Campbell shoes, DIY glasses)

I actually have a lot in common with the furry fella. We both like sharing with friends, are uncontrollable around delicious foods and enjoy telling stories (hellooo Monsterpiece theatre). If only I could nail that drunken Irish heavy metal voice and vocabulary, our resemblance would be spot on.


Paired with black and white (inspired by those awesome eyes of his with a dash of Yayoi Kusama), this bright blue really pops as a statement color of happiness. It’s just super fun, just like the monster himself!

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“Today me will live in the moment,

unless it’s unpleasant in which

case me will eat a cookie.”

(Here, I’m rocking an INC coat, a Rachel Roy dress, vintage jumpsuit underneath, Jeffrey Campbell shoes, Michael Kors clutch, and a Pamela Barsky pencil pouch)DSC07832

Mad props to my girls Patricia Rodriguez for her photography, Gina Rosario for her direction and Twisters in Lakewood, NJ for the most fun day EVER.

PS. Love this outtake of me and my fellow monster, Marley 😉DSC07808

“Sometimes Me Think, ‘What is Friend?’

and then me say,

‘Friend is someone to share

the last cookie with.'”

PSS. I’m available for birthday parties and bat mitzvahs 😉

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Posted by Olga Turka at 2015/03/12 5:31 PM No Comments