Friday, July 29, 2011

The MP3 Experiments aka Flash Mobs

Flash mobs are when a group of people pick a predetermined place and time to spontaneously (to other people who aren't participating) bust out in some kinda crazy pre-planned activity like a dance orrrrr taking off your pants on the subway. LOL These have become increasingly popular because they are an effective way to grab a large group of peoples attention and apparently they're also very fun. Target recently had a flash mob perform at one of their store locations. A group of dancers led by former American Idol contestant, Todrick Hall, broke out into a choreographed dance to Beyonce's, "Till the End of Time", in celebration of her new album, 4, which Target is currently carrying an exclusive, deluxe, version of. Improv Everywhere, the New York city based group responsible for the No Pants Subway Ride in which 5,000+ New Yorkers participated in this winter, has added a twist by using a download-able MP3 to direct these flash mobs in real time! Their website says that each event is usually 45 minutes long, and they do it once a year in New York. For more info and pics click here. You can just image how disruptive this could potentially be lol Aside from the MP3 Experiments the group has tons of "missions" on their website.

SO! Tell me would you be down to participate in one of these random activities?? LOL

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Thursday, July 28, 2011

"Eyes Wide Shut"

I previously posted this "Eyes Wide Shut" look and deemed it ridiculous but it makes for a cool effect in this black and white pic from Gaga's tumblr page,

Hennessy VS Cognac x KAWS

Im not a fan of Hennessy but I would love to own one of these limited edition bottles designed by New York artist, KAWS. They are numbered and only available at select distributors. The bottle is branded with all of KAWS signature details.

I also learned that Hennessy supports America for the Arts and has partnered with the organization on the Artistry GIVES campaign which supports the advancement of arts education and provides resources for emerging artists around the country.

"Become a fan of Hennessy Artistry GIVES. Hennessy will donate $1 to Americans for the Arts for every new fan beginning on September 15th with a goal of donating $25,000. Click the “like” button here to play your part!"

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Made to Fit

This is a great gift for a seamstress, tailor, designer, or someone with a love for fashion. The bangle which is a replica of a measuring tape was designed by Monserat De Lucca. Being in the fashion industry I can tell you that this is one item that is just as important as a pen and a pad. Image via trendhunter
Sabrina Nait for Numero Issue #125
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When I was still living with my mother at one point she had a tall mahogany armoire/bureau in her bedroom that she had inherited from my great grandmother, with whom she was extremely close. Atop said bureau was a collection of perfumes. Tons of them! All in beautiful bottles. Some were delicate and romantic looking and others were more bold and sexy. I ALWAYSSSSS tried to sneak some whenever I could and whenever she asked me if I had used any I did what any politician today would do, DENY, DENY, DENY. Lol! Anyway this beautiful bottle of Shalimar made me think of that. I had a moment of nostalgia.

P.S. In 1925 when Guerlain's Shalimar debuted it was in a Baccarat crystal flacon and since then its had quite a few reincarnations. More here.
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Monday, July 25, 2011


M.A.C. announced today that Nicki Minaj will serve as the 2012 VIVA GLAM spokesperson. Given the success of her collaboration with M.A.C. on her Pink For Friday lipstick last Fall, Nicki seems like a perfect fit for the role. I'm excited to see the campaign! A portion of the proceeds will go to the M.A.C AIDS FUND which supports men, women and children affected by AIDS/HIV globally. Read more here.

This is one my favorite shots from Nicki's spread for Elle magazine this spring. I love this subdued look on her. And Im a fan of the black hair.

WTF: Home Edition

This place has rendered me speechless. Its so sexy! For more info click here.
All images via Trendhunter

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Testing, testing, 1,2,3.....

Hope everyone had a lovely weekend and survived the heat! I recently became the owner of an HTC Sensation! I was way overdue for an upgrade and knew for sure I wanted something with an Android OS. I'm familiar with Android and enjoy that its so user friendly and that there are tons of great, FREE, apps.

I just downloaded an app that allows me to blog from my phone and this is my test post. ;)

Thursday, July 21, 2011


All about this song for me today. Ye' kills it!

This is Kanye's and Jay-Z's first single off the Watch The Throne album. Available online on 8/1 and in sotres on 8/5.

Here's the tracklisting:

01 No Church In The Wild f. Frank Ocean (prod. Kanye West & 88-Keys)
02 Lift Off f. Beyoncé (prod. Kanye West, Mike Dean, Jeff Bhasker, Q-Tip & Don Jazzy)
03 Niggas In Paris (prod. Hit-Boy, Kanye West, Mike Dean & Anthony Kilhoffer)
04 Otis f. Otis Redding (prod. Kanye West)
05 Gotta Have It (prod. The Neptunes & Kanye Wwest)
06 New Day (prod. The RZA, Kanye West, Mike Dean & Ken Lewis)
07 That’s My Bi**h (prod. Q-Tip, Kanye West & Jeff Bhasker)
08 Who Gon’ Stop Me (prod. Sham “Sak Pase” Joseph, Kanye West & Mike Dean)
09 Murder To Excellence (prod. Swizz Beatz & Symbolyc One)
10 Welcome To The Jungle (prod. Swizz Beatz, Mike Dean & Ken Lewis)
11 Made In America f. Frank Ocean (prod. Sham “Sak Pase” Joseph & Mike Dean)
12 Why I Love You f. Mr Hudson (prod. Mike Dean & Kanye West)
13 Illest Motherfucker Alive (prod. Southside, Kanye West & Mike Dean) *
14 H.A.M (prod. Lex Luger, Kanye West & Mike Dean) *
15 Primetime (prod. No I.D.) *
16 The Joy f. Curtis Mayfield (prod. Pete Rock, Kanye West & Mike Dean) *

* denotes bonus tracks

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

I'm a Mobsta' for Lobsta

Its a crappy picture but you get the point. I was trying to eat it, not have a photoshoot! Lol

A co-worker recommended for me to check out a spot in L.E.S. called Luke's Lobster. They are famed for their affordable, delicious and fresh Lobster Rolls straight from Maine! It was on my to do list for weeeeks and I had been craving seafood so I made it a point to check it out last week. ALLL week long I looked forward to Friday (also Date Day with the Beau)to get myself some lobster rolls. I found out they mobilize a Nauti Truck everyday to different locales throughout the city to serve the masses. As tempted as I was to run to a truck I wanted to share the experience of the first bite with my boyfriend so I waited.

Friday finally arrived! I had my pre-ordered HP7 tickets in hand (Yes I am a PotterHead)and to sweeten the day even further the Nauti Truck was going to be close to the theater!

So Im in my amazing seats waiting for the trailers to start, checking tweets and THE TRUCK SOLD OUT OF FOOD!!!! Isn't that insane. Nothing was going to stop me from getting my roll so I headed down the the 7th street location (b/w 1st ave and Ave A).

Ahhh it was so worth the wait! We ordered the Taste of Maine for two and feasted. It was deeeelish. The lobster rolls and shrimp rolls were my favorite.

If you're into seafood you should check them out!

The B in Bad

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This is my second favorite spread that Beyonce has done so far on her media blitz to promote her album "4"....BUT ITS MY FAVORITE COVER!!!! She looks as ferocious as she does delicate, a balance that not many can achieve - and she owns it. Absolutely alluring and entrancing with every swing of her hips and flip of that mane! LOVE THE MAKEUP ON THE COLOR SHOTS!!

P.S. I need this photo retoucher!


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Victoria's Secret
Louis Vuitton

These look hot annnnnd they're a great DIY project.


The Braid

Braids are tres tres chic this summer! They're beautiful, easy, and great to keep hair off your face on hot, sticky days like today. I love a goddess inspired look with great earrings, bangles, a smoldering eye shadow, nude lip, flowing dress and wrap sandals. WERK!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Friendship Bracelets Forever

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I'm a huge fan of bangles - I consider them to be one of my trademark accessories -and I love to pile 'em high! Friendship bracelets added into the mix give a more personal touch and add a sense of nostalgia....I just find adding color, anywhere, adds more interest and breaks up all the metals or stones we usually wear. Woven yarns, leather, beads all look great. I really like the old school woven ones multi-colored and personalized....its like a little token of the summer you wish never ended. I also really like the leather ones becuase they can look a bit more polished....and where else can you get away with wearing neon leather?! And can we talk about the classic frienship bracelet upgraded with all the rhinestones and studs. -_- In love. has THE BEST DIY!!! Visit their site so you can get a step by step on how to make your own friendship bracelets and other cool items.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Haute & Bold

There are so many yes's going on in this photo, taken during Haute Couture Week in Paris. The color, the prints, the textures, the silhouettes and last but not least the subtle accessories. Leopard print, neon, denim, satin nude pumps! Yes. Yes. Yes.

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