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Introducing “New Female” – An Art Collab B/W A Photographer And A Painter

Remember New York Fashion Week a few weeks ago?  Well, kicking off the night before the start of fashion Week, the Soho Grand hosted a suave art viewing party for a collaboration called “New Female” featuring photographer, Meagan Cignoli and artist, Audrey Shanahan.  We love Meagan and Audrey’s work and want to introduce you to their wonderful collection!

Here’s how the collab works:  Meagan Cignoli photographed her muses in Rio de Janeiro, Reyjavik, NY and LA.  Then, Audrey Shanahan painted the photographs, and finally Architectural Digest’s Courtney Grace Peterson curated the photograph and painting pairs that showed strength in femininity.   While at the party, New Yorkers sipped champagne in the Club Room and viewed the art whilst DJ Tennessee Thomas spun the evening away. This was a fantastic way to end a day that had been filled with fashion presentations – which had us cabbing back and forth from midtown to meatpacking to Soho all day long!

By the way, we loved Meagan’s incredible, oversized, sock bun and want to know how she created it.  Not to worry though, we’ll be showcasing more of the amazing sock and top buns soon.  Below, we’ve showcased some of the guests at the party as well as some of the pieces from “New Female”.  Hope you enjoy!

“New Female” Art Party At The Soho Grand: Guests and Artwork

Meagan Cignoli being interviewed at her exhibit at The Soho Grand

Meagan Cignoli explaining her inspiration for the “New Female” to Star Watch Media

Photographs by Meagan Cignoli. Painting of the photograph by Audrey Shanahan

Meagan Cignoli, Audrey Shanahan, Courtney Grace Peterson, Tennessee Thomas

Meagan Cignoli, Audrey Shanahan, Courtney Grace Peterson

Brooke Chavez interviewing Audrey Shanahan at The Soho Grand

Valentina Kova, Meagan Cignoli, Jessica Eve at The Soho Grand

Britt Hackmann, Gisela Hackmann, Gretchen Hackmann, and Alex Pethtel at Soho Grand Hotel

Sipping on champagne at the Soho Grand Hotel for “New Female” Art Party

Sarah Swift and Sarah Magid Swift at the Meagan Cignoli and Audrey Shanahan Exhibit

Party goers

Meagan Cignoli and Audrey Shanahan photo and painting pairing


LK CeCil and Sharon Carroll at The Soho Grand

John Neal, Kate Neal, Max Reis, Meagan Cignoli at The Soho Grand

Ivy Higa and friend at The Soho Grand

 Photos by: Jen Senn and David Aronson

About The Author

Britt Hackmann is the co-founder of Nubry. Her background includes retail management, digital marketing strategy, fashion marketing, and marketing analytics. She loves snow skiing, tennis, traveling, partying in the big city and getting dirty in the countryside. Twitter @BrittHackmann Follow Gretchen and I on Instagram for previews of everything! @nubry

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