Just arrived in Madrid for Cibeles Fashion Week; loving my suite at the Puerta America Hotel. By Glenn Belverio


Dear Shaded Viewers,

My jaw dropped when I arrived in my suite on the Jean Nouvel-designed floor of the Puerta America….it can only be described as the "Japanese Emperor's Suite." This lovely plate-glass partition with a geisha photo motif divides the bedroom from the freestanding bathtub (which I used immediately upon arrival to wash away the memory of my miserable and scary turbulence-plagued plane ride). I have a walk-in closet, 2 living rooms and a stunning view of Madrid. Listening to Yoko Ono's BETWEEN MY HEAD AND THE SKY–it is the perfect soundtrack for this setting. When I get back to NYC I'll post my review of Nouvel's design and some more photos. Cibeles Fashion Week kicks off tomorrow with Jesus del Pozo's show..

Hasta luego,




Glenn Belverio

Glenn Belverio is a writer and New Yorker. He has been reporting for ASVOF since 2005 and currently works at The Museum of Modern Art as the Content Manager for MoMA Design Store.