Category Archives: the coolest ever

Shoppin’ In A 90s Kind Of World

Almost everyday I get a sample sale report from Daily Candy. Their coverage of trendy/interesting stuff, sample sales, and all things fashion is the-most-comprehensive on the internet. Normally I just read it and make a mental note, but one of entries struck me as very interesting and I will definitely attend one particular sale.

From May 5 – May 16, Showroom Seven, a multi-room, fashion showroom will have a sample sale featuring such lines as Charlotte Ronson, Orla Kiely, Erickson Beamon, Soundgirl, A&G Cashmere, and more. But that’s not the cool part. The cool part is that Showroom Seven has rented out the space that formally housed New York City’s Tunnel Nightclub. Say Whattt???!!!!! As someone who perpetually lives in the past, I have fond, fond, FOND memories of THE TUNNEL.

For those of you that are too young to remember or maybe didn’t live in NYC in the 90s, The Tunnel was the “it” nightclub. According to Wikipedia, “The Tunnel opened in early 1987 […] and was named for the abandoned train tunnel from the early 1900s that became the main dance floor.”

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A Fashionable Earth Day

I know I’m a little late, but today is Earth Day. I was reading through the newspapers this morning and noticed multiple spreads on Earth Day and what we as citizens of the world could do.  Me, being a fashionista looked for the fashion forward angle. Here’s what I came up with.

 

World Food Programme Feed Bag by Feed, $59.95

  • Buying one World Food Programme FEED bag feeds a child in school for one school year.
  • School feeding acts as a magnet, dramatically increasing enrollment, sometimes by as much as 100 percent. It also improves performance at school; children concentrate better on a full stomach.
  • Girls who go to school not only marry later, but have half as many children than illiterate women. Furthermore, these children are healthier and better educated.
  • $20 a year can transform a child’s life and provide the tools for a lifetime of self-reliance. School feeding is a simple but effective way to beat hunger and poverty.
  • The FEED Project is a partnership between the United Nations World Food Program and Lauren Bush, WFP Honorary Spokesperson.
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    More finds after the jump.

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    Dreamin’ of Route 27 East

    I was on the phone the other night with my friend Linda when she asked if I’d like to go out to her uncle’s place in The Hamptons…HELLS YEAH!!!  For those of you who don’t know, have been living under a rock, or maybe aren’t from the East Coast, The Hamptons (on the eastern-most tip of Long Island) is the absolute “ish” during the summer months.  Hanging in The Hamptons is the epitome of being sheshefroufroula. All I’m saying is it is the best.

    Maybe you’ve heard of Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs’ summer white party or Star Jones-Reynolds’ (wait, didn’t she put Miss Al out of the house? Well, whatever) opulent home. There are parties, great places to eat, heated swimming pools, and wonderful beaches just 2 1/2 hours outside of Manhattan. Cute boys???!?!? Looking fierce is a must!

    If you are going out east, what will you be wearing?
     

     Fendi Circle Pattern Dress, $2,480, Luella Smithy Shoulder Bag, $1,195, Alexander McQueen Mesh peep-toe Sandals, $1,540; Chloe Filao Sunglasses, $330; Louis Vuitton Cruiser Bag 45, $1,730

    Ok, $7,275 for a weekend outfit for the Hamptons???!?!?! Well… YEAH!!

    I Could Really Be A Stylist!! More Polyvore Sets…

    Topshop To NYC!!!

    October 10, 2008 is the day. Topshop, the UK’s best held shopping secret will finally come to New York City’s Soho neighborhood! During my last trip to London, I completely raided Topshop. Take a look at some of the items you can purchase, now by mail (yes, they deliver to the USA) and in October just by taking the N or R to Prince Street. Well, alright now!

    Have You Googled Teyana Taylor?

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    Well, maybe you should. News has been bubbling about her for a while. She was one of the few minorities featured on MTV’s My Super Sweet Sixteen a few years ago. Her parents hooked her up with a phat ride. (Go girl!) Now she’s the newest edition to Pharrell’s Star Track label and the face of his fashion lines, Billionaire Boys Club and Ice Cream Sneakers.  While her first album, From A Planet Called Harlem won’t drop for a minute, I thought I’d give her a quick once over.

    I checked out her tune, “Google Me,” and it’s pretty good considering what the music industry is putting out right now. I work in the music biz and couldn’t feign interest even if you made me, but Teyana’s song is catchy and will probably do well.

    Watching her video I can see that Pharrell needed to replace Kelis. This video reminds me so much of most of Kelis’ videos. But I do like that she’s rockin’ bright colors and creating a style of her own.   The diva, Nawja Moses of styleaholics.com interviewed her recently about her look and working in the fashion biz. 

    According to VIBE:

    Fashion has always been crucial for Teyana. Though her mother decked her out in Coogi sweaters and Gucci shoes, she now prefers an ’80s-inspired tomboy look — dookie ropes, hoodies, and sneakers galore. The day she auditioned for Pharrell at New York’s Four Seasons Hotel, they clicked instantly because both were sporting the same pair of red-and-pink Ice Cream sneakers.

    Wearing the same sneakers as Pharrell? Way to get the job, Teyana. I like this girl’s swagger. Recently Teyana walked in the Zac Posen fashion show for fashion week. That’s a good look. And big up to Zac Posen for being another company that looked outside the box for inspiration and models. Check her out below, rockin’ Zac Posen!

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    Teyana, I hope the music thang goes well but if not you definitely could have a place in fashion!

    Louis Vuitton and ©MURAKAMI Go To Brooklyn

    Takashi Murakami

    A few weeks ago when I was sitting at work daydreaming of what I should be doing I came across this job description of a position at the Brooklyn Museum of Art for a sales associate in a stand alone Louis Vuitton store. I was like, “are you kidding me? What’s that?” Now I hear, infact, that there is going to be a small store in the newly refreshed Brooklyn Museum of Art in celebration of the Japanese pop artist Takashi Murakami.

    The show starts on April 3rd with a special musical performance. It is currently sold out and with good reason, Kanye West is rumored to be the featured performer. Damn! I’d like to see ‘Ye do “Stronger” live! 

    Apparently, Takashi Murakami has created a custom design for Louis Vuitton which will be featured on handbags specifically at this store. Not really a fan of the ©MURAKAMI  LV logo look, but since the artist uses bold colors hopefully the bags will be interesting.

    If you live in NYC you may have seen the work of this artist, in conjunction with Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA). The MTA displayed Takashi Murakami’s project entitled WINK in the Vanderbilt Hall of Grand Central Terminal back in February of 2001.

    For more information contact the Brooklyn Museum.