Saturday, August 30, 2008

Quote of the Day - Pharrell

"Of course you want to think futuristically, but I think that if you just kind of walk with today, and you never fall backwards on yesterday, and you're not stepping too quick towards tomorrow, it's fun. Today is a process that leads to the finish line of tomorrow." - Pharrell Willams of NERD in Complex Magazine Aug/Sept. 2008

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

NY Daily News Fashion's 50 Most Powerful

Click here to read the whole article from the New York Daily News, Fashion's 50 Most Powerful
  1. At the top of the list is ANNA WINTOUR, editor, Vogue. Dark glasses. Bob haircut. “The Devil Wears Prada.” No one in fashion is as influential as the fearsomely smart, British-born editor. She’s so famous, she’s become a one-namer: Madonna, Cher, Anna.
  2. PATRICK ROBINSON, head designer, Gap Inc. Parachuted in to help revive Gap’s floundering collection, he has unveiled his first full season. Given his pedigree (stints at Armani, Paco Rabanne, Perry Ellis), it’s no surprise it’s wearable and on-trend.
  3. MARC JACOBS, designer. Soon, no doubt, Bleecker will be renamed Marc Jacobs St., thanks to his boutiques there. He makes headlines for his private life (did he really just marry his boyfriend in France?) but his killer designs, for his own label and Louis Vuitton, cement his status.
  4. GISELE BUNDCHEN, supermodel. The sex-on-long-legs supe launched the invasion of the Brazilian bombshells and bucked the trend of boyish catwalkers. She’s an endorsement magnet, charity campaigner and stepmom (kinda, to boyfriend Tom Brady’s son, John). Just thank goodness she’s not planning on any more acting (“Taxi,” anyone?)
  5. MAYOR MICHAEL BLOOMBERG. He’s a businessman as much as a mayor, and that’s one reason he has been so supportive of the fashion industry in New York — he understands the cash it generates. Mike’s a power player for having sweet-talked the city into letting the tents stay in Bryant Park for the foreseeable future instead of being exiled to the West Side rail yards

Monday, August 25, 2008

Luxury Boutique in need of Doorman

As seen on craigslist:

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High-end luxury women’s boutique seeks energetic pleasant-looking candidates for full-time or part-time doorman position for immediate hire. If you have a great SMILE, FRIENDLY OUTGOING personality, TALL (6' or above) and MODELESQUE, please apply with a resume and a picture in .jpg format. Must be able to stand on your feet for a long period of time. Physically fit and tall candidates preferred. Full-time candidates must be able to work weekends. Part-time candidates must commit to 2 consecutive days. Great health/dental/vision/life benefits for full-time associates. Great working environment. No prior doorman/security experience necessary. All resumes without a picture will NOT be considered. Must have at least 3 professional references available. We conduct background investigations on all qualified candidates. Thank you.
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New York Times Picks - East Flatbush

Everyone’s getting all psyched up for the West Indian Day Parade on Eastern Parkway in Bklyn. Maybe a little to excited because someone from the New York Times ventured all the way into my hood, East Flatbush to check out the Caribbean cuisine. Read more here and be sure to check out some of the restaurants if you haven't already.

Culpepper’s, 1082 Nostrand Avenue at Lincoln Road; (718) 940-4122.

Peppa’s Jerk Chicken, 738 Flatbush Avenue between Woodruff and Parkside Avenues.

Ali’s Roti Shop, 589 Flatbush Avenue between Midwood Street and Rutland Road; (718) 462-1730.

Gloria’s, 1148 Nostrand Avenue between Midwood Street and Rutland Road; (718) 493-2183.

Errol’s Bakery and Catering, 661 Flatbush Avenue at Hawthorne Street; (718) 469-6078.

Allan’s Bakery, 1109 Nostrand Avenue between Maple and Midwood Streets; (718) 774-7892.

La Déesse, 1696 Nostrand Avenue at Cortelyou Road; (718) 282-5525.

De Island, 1199 Nostrand Avenue between Fenimore and Hawthorne Streets; (718) 415-6811..

Sybil’s Bakery and Restaurant, 2210 Church Street between Flatbush and Bedford Avenues; (718) 469-9049.

Vincie Bakery, 1729 Nostrand Avenue between Cortelyou and Clarendon Roads.

De Bamboo Express, 772 Flatbush Avenue between Clarkson Avenue and Lenox Road; (718) 469-0117.

Flatbush-Caton Market, 814 Flatbush Avenue at Caton Avenue; (718) 941-1425.

Beverly Hills 90210

With the coming of the 90210 “The New Class” I’ve been inspired by the original Beverly Hills brats. We all enjoyed watching the spoiled kids with their adult problems, cat fighting over the bad guy instead of going to class. It was the first gossip/soap opera tv show of its time on night time television geared towards young adults. While it could never have been compared to Sex and the City for its fashion sense it will always be a 90's classic.

Andrea Zuckerman

Round Frames $250, Round Glasses

Cotton Spandex Jersey Short Sleeve T-Shirt Leotard $28, American Apparel

Lee Side Elastic Stretch Jeans $24.99, JC Penny

Black Belt $550, BB Simon

Brenda Walsh

Choker $125, Couture Candy

Biker Jacket $29.99, Target

Floral V-neck dress $25, E-DressMe

Black Boots $150, Dr. Martens

Kelly Taylor

Hoop Earrings $3.99, Girl Props

Pink Dress $154, Fashion Chataeu

Havainas slippers $19.20, Sandal super store

Donna Martin

Blue Cardigan $128, Boden

Floral Top $29.99, Gap

White Shorts $115, Seven for All Mankind

Brown Belt $143, Couture Candy

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Quote of the Day - Jay Z

"Can't wear skinny jeans cause my notch won't fit." - Jay Z - Swagger Like Us

The Leather Bomber

I fell in love with the Gap window on 34th St. earlier this month. It wasn’t until they changed the window display last week did I realize that I need this brown leather bomber in my life. I looked on line and yes it’s still available but the smallest size is a men’s medium. Either way I’m sold. I think I’m going to wait a month or two so I can cop it on sale. Here’s how the men can get their swagger on. ... until I buy it!

The Jacket
Gap Bomber $298

The Outfit

Gold Coin red Hat $29, Karmaloop
Brown Belt $58, Luck Brand
Polo shirt $98, Ralph Lauren
Avirex Plaid Shirt $13.99, Dr. Jays
Enyce Polo $20.99, Dr. Jays
Gravis Sneakers $108, Karmaloop
Addidas Sneakers $53, Karmaloop
Gravis Sneakers $77, Karmaloop

“Swagger Like Us” by T.I., Lil Wayne, Kanye West, and Jay-Z

I know I've been playing a lot of music lately but music is my inspiration... the soundtrack to our lives. Do know, I'm the first to post this end of summer anthem!

swagger like us - t.i. ft kanye west, jay-z & lil wayne

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Great Gifts for Her Under $50

It’s about that time…again! It seams that everyone’s birthday overlaps in the summer. It’s just one after another. While this gives you an excuse to go to the club every weekend because you’re always celebrating, that also means you have to buy a gift. You already weeded out most people because they never got you one but you got to pick up something for your really good (got-me-through-everything) friend. Problem is her birthday is the last one of the summer and you’re broke. Here are some great gift ideas all under $50

metallic leather passport holder $44 Fred Flare
3. Leather Pocket Satchel $49.99 Urban Outfitters
4. Lomography Diana + Camera $50 Urban Outfitters
5. Insults & Comebacks for All Occasions $7.95 Knock Knock
6. Lorac All Eyes On You Set $35 Sephora
7. "Addicted to Retail" Tee Shirt $35 DPRC
8. Sex and the City - The Movie (Special Edition) Dvd $22.99 Amazon
9. American Express Gift Card $50 American Express
10. Working Girl's Survival Kit $39.95 Wishing Fish
11. Urban Aid Shame On You Kit $22.49 Beauty Deals
12. Green Grass Tray 6 Umbrella $45 Uncommon Goods
13. An Almond Cookie Moment Set $40 Carols Daughter
14. Cosmopolitan Magazine Subscription $15 Cosmopolitan
15. Position of the Day $12.95 Urban Outfitters

Monday, August 18, 2008

NET-A-PORTER's summer clearance is now on!

All the beautiful designer things from net-a-porter… at 25% - 50% off (skreeeet) and wait, there’s more, take an additional 25% off when entering “summer” at check out. (Wiping tears) but there will be no checking out for me. All of these precious things will stay in my e-shipping cart because even at 50% off, who can afford it.

1. Donna Karan Draped crossover dress Was $2,995 Now $2,246.25

2. Alexander McQueen Chiffon strapless dress Was $6,535 Now $4,901.25

3. Vera Wang Draped toga dress Was $1,075 Now $806.25

4. Aminaka Wilmont Double layered silk gown Was $2,025 Now $1,012.50

5. Aminaka Wilmont Pleated leather jacket Was $2,095 Now $1,571.25

6. Vera Wang Asymmetric Lurex top Was $1,450 Now $1,087.50

7. Marc Jacobs Crepe de Chine dress Was $1,900 Now $950

8. 3.1 Phillip Lim Patent trench coat Was $625 Now $375

Friday, August 15, 2008

Santagold - Lights Out

Here's the latest single from my new favorite artist Santagold. Much props, I heard her song playing in the Gap and Express!

s-lo from Haute Music on Vimeo.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

ChiLL FacTer

Please don't stop the music... Here's a new joint, Addicted from ChiLL FacTer

Addicted - ChiLL FacTer

She Wants To Move Remix NERD

Found it! Are you rockin with me

She Wants To Move (Remix feat. Common, Mos Def, Q-Tip & De La Soul) - N.E.R.D

Put On Young Jeezy & Jay Z

Did someone say remix

Put On (Official Remix) (Feat. Jay-Z) - Young Jeezy

Friday, August 8, 2008

Everyone Nose Remix - NERD

Peace to SH Collective for posting this track. This song is fiiiiirrrreeeee.
PS Can anyone find She Wants to Move Remix...

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

levis Sale

Every one loves a sale. Cute jeans, great fit, perfect price... I'm sold! Check out the Levi's sale in stores and online.

Levi's Eco Skinny Jeans originally $78 now $29.98
Levi's Slim Capri originally $58 now $19.98
Vintage Sailboat Oversized Scarf originally $28 now $9.98
Maxi Print Dress originally $98 now $48.98

Monday, August 4, 2008

Big Chains for Fall

After reading a New York Times article about how popular neck wear has been in these hot summer days I decided to do a little more research on big necklaces. To prove my theory right, here are a few designers that included statement necklaces on the runway for fall 2008.

The Originators

Givenchy is my absolute favorite. We'll talk more about this fantastic collection later
Vera Wang is now doing her thing with her new jewelery collection
3.1 Phillip Lim
Yves Saint Laurent - this is the most knocked off necklace of them all. note the Marc Jacobs and Girl Props version.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Spotted in Bushwick

Saturday, August 2, 2008

The Ombre Trend


n. A French term meaning "shaded." Usually a multicolored stripe, with colors graduating from light to dark. The color effect is woven into the fabric. Generally produced by arranging different tones in the warp.

It all started with the Prada patent leather ombre bag. The original, which retailed at $2,270, is no longer available in NeimanMarcus. I was very hesitant about this trend at first because it’s very reminiscent of tie-dye. While I can pull off a cute peasant blouse, the hippie/circa 60’s & 70’s is a look that I despise. …I digress. I watched this trend grow and grow and now you can even get the look at Target. While ombre isn’t for me, I found a few styles you can try for fall.

The Original

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