Just in time for Memorial Day!
Clutch…wristlet…tote… hobo, bags make me (and every fashionista in world) happy. Old world artistry meets New York style with Vancelette Signature. Designer and artisan Rachel D. Vancelette creates accessories that beautifully combines hard and soft lines and are super chic – just like a New York woman.
Check out Vancelette Signature’s spring 2013 line at, http://www.vancelette.com/luxury-handbags-collections/air-collection.html.
What or should I say who does The Devil Wears Prada, Sex and the City, Ugly Betty and Mother Goose Rock ‘n’ Rhyme have in common? If you said Patricia Fields, then you know your fashion trivia!
Patricia Field is a New York born costume designer, stylist and fashion designer. Her boutique in the Lower East Side is just as legendary as her edgy fashions.
Patricia Field is celebrating the re-launch of her YouTube channel and she wants you to get in on the act. Wanna lil’ Patricia Field in your life…well if you visit the site, you could win the chance to win a $500.00 gift certificate!
Visit the link below, watch the video and add a comment, yep… it’s just that simple. Happy YouTubing FAMERS! I might just get in on this one myself.
Photo: Patricia Field.com
As NYC’s fashion elite brave the blizzard and sludge it left behind to converge on Lincoln Center to see view the frocks for Fall 2013, the misunderstood boys at Entrée LS are springing ahead.
Entrée LS lookbook is in effect and online. The collection includes all-over print 5-panel hats with detailed woven construction, suede brims, embossed leather patches, side vent holes and adjustable leather buckle straps. It also features new original graphics in Entree LS Characteristic style as well as a new cut and sew teddy bear design.
Check it out and get misunderstood: .
To view the full collection visit: www.entreelifestyle.com.
On Broadway, the changes a neighborhood witnesses over time is cleverly explored through the Tony-award winning play Clybourne Park. But while Clybourne Park touches on potential unsavory topics such as race, real estate and gentrification, a company in Brooklyn attempts to but a better taste in the mouths of New Yorkers.
New York Mouth is a Brooklyn-based e- commerce company that specializes in bringing its customers the best boutique treats. In my parents’ day, before huge supermarket chains became the standard, people purchased their food at butchers, bakeries and fruit and vegetable stands. New York Mouth is seeking to return the personal relationship between the customer and retailer by featuring a select group of indie food producers, some of whom hail from Brooklyn, all of whom share a common ingredient – quality.
On August 7, New York Mouth and Serino Coyne, Broadway’s premiere advertising and branding agency, hosted an evening out on Times Square most provocative block – Clybourne Park. As patrons left the play, now in the final weeks of its Tony-award winning run, they were received a bite-sized, chocolate sample of what New York Mouth has to offer. The chocolate was like edible silk, dissolving in your mouth as soon as it touched your tongue. I have also sampled other goodies from the makers profiled on New York Mouth and was delighted. With every bite I was aware of the passion these makers have for their food. I’ve heard that Twizzlers make mouths happy, well all I have to say to that is, watch out Twizzlers, you have some gourmet competition.
To see what products you may want to stock your fridge with, click http://www.newyorkmouth.com/.
To purchase tickets for Clybourne Park before it vacates on September 2, click http://clybournepark.com/.
Photos: New York Mouth.com
The famous red bullseye that is the retail chain Target has decided to take a shot at Manhattan. Its landing at the East River Plaza, located on East 117th Street, signifies the opening of its first store in New York City. Target’s inaugural Big Apple store resides by a Costco and Best Buy and plans to cater to the residents of Harlem with its merchandise. Along with more recognizable name brands, the East Harlem location will feature a Harlem Designer Collection with apparel from Stephen Burrows and beach wear and towels from Isabel and Ruben Toledo. Harlem resident Marcus Samuelsson, world-renowned chef and restaurateur, designed sets of pot holders and napkins, which will also be available online and in stores on the East Coast August 1. Spanish-language greeting cards, multicultural dolls, Southern food and personal-care products traditionally marketed to blacks and Hispanics will also be available.
The store officially opens on Sunday, but stars ventured it out on Monday to celebrate its “unofficial” grand opening. Model Selita Eubanks, Marcus Samuelsson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Kelly Rowland, Doug E. Fresh, Tyson Beckford, Russell Simmons, Reverend Run and others were on hand to pose for shutterbugs on the red carpet and welcome Bullseye (the retail chain’s mascot) and the Target family uptown.
John Griffith, executive vice president of property development for Target Corp, stated the opening of the East Harlem location is the company’s largest single investment on any single project. More than half of the 400 people hired to work there live in the neighborhood. Employing local residents and affordable pricing is sure to result in a formula for success in Harlem.
Photos: Getty Images
Today marks the start of the Affordable Art Fair in New York City. AAF NYC is a cool introduction for anyone who loves art. There are over 70 international galleries represented, providing art connoisseurs and novices an opportunity to browse and view hundreds of different works from notable and blossoming artists. This year AAF NYC features an I ♥ Brooklyn party, children’s programs, Foto Focus walking tours, sculpture and print making classes.
The main attraction of AAF NYC is the art prices; all works are priced from $100 to $10,000. At those prices, anyone can be a collector. The Affordable Art Fair is being held a 7W New York (7 West 34th St, near 5th Ave, NYC) and ends on Sunday. But if you miss AAF NYC in May, you will get the chance to see it again in its first inaugural fall fair in September.
To learn more about AAF NYC or purchase tickets, visit www.aafnyc.com.