Archives for November 2013

A Crazy Black Friday Experience

20131129_123128How I have missed out on Black Fridays all these years is beyond me. Just spent $290 on items for the home that would have cost me $2900. Waterford crystal glasses, 1000 thread count sheets and many other things of necessity. And to think it’s not even noon yet! The doorbuster sales are so sick even CNN came out to cover it! Some stores had a head start since last night shortly after downing their thanksgiving turkeys! A car dealership made the news when they cleared out their lot by selling cars for a $1 each! Heading back out to see what else is out there. Would hate to miss out! Happy holidays!

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To Old & New Friends -Happy Holidays!

20131126_200458x copyIt’s that time of the year, a time to meet old friends and make new ones. Special thanks for my Paris based dearest friend Laurent Marie for organizing a smashing dinner party for all of his closest friends in New York for the holidays. What a fab idea! It offered a great chance to meet new and super cool people. Hope you like the Dolce & Gabbana ensemble. 🙂

Happy holidays everyone. May the incoming New Year bring us all joy and continuous good health. Cheers!

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Fashion: Gold & Embroidery

11It’s that time of the year for holiday festivities. For an affair last night, an embroidered peplum cap sleeve top with a pleated flared mini chiffon skirt, coupled with classic quilted bag & shoes saved the day.

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Click here to get the closest version of the top!

Flared skirt option 1

Flared skirt option 2

Flared skirt option 3

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Kanye West Goes Head To Head With Zappos CEO

KanyeWestKanye West has slammed the CEO of online retailer Zappos, saying he has some nerve trying to give him fashion advice.

Speaking in a podcast with Bret Easton Ellis, Kanye launched into an angry tirade about Zappos head Tony Hsieh, who he met with during a recent trip to Las Vegas to discuss a potential collaboration.

“I got into this giant argument with the head of Zappos that he’s trying to tell me what I need to focus on. Meanwhile, he sells all this s**t product to everybody, his whole thing is based off of selling s**t product,” said Ye.

This follows the rapper’s rant against Louis Vuitton, despite having designed a sneaker collection for the high-end brand in the past and referring to himself as the “Louis Vuitton Don.”

However, Kanye – who has since approached popular store Gap for a more purse-friendly collaboration, but “couldn’t get past the politics”. Speaking of politics. President Obama weighed in on the rapper not too long ago as well!

Sigh…fashion mayhem, the saga continues. Kanye against the world? Now, that should be a song.

Below is Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh’s response to Kanye. The retail giant created a page just for Kanye showing these product with a cool price tag.

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Fashion: Jumpsuits & Capes

20131118_133158x copyNYC had a moment of spring weather in November and I took the opportunity to dash out in a cape jacket and BCBG red jumpsuit for my errands, and in sandals no less! Fab weather! 🙂

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Click here to get the exact jumpsuit!

For the capes: see Roberto Cavalli version here

another by Victoria Beckham here

and a version by Alexander McQueen here

Here’s a very affordable version

Turbans: Click here

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Fall In The Park

1452456_10152101136781654_1860254347_nThere’s a popular saying that “Fall is the second spring where leaves are like flowers.” Armed with my SLR camera, I set out to capture some of the best parts of the park that also captured my heart during my photography of the Nemo snow storm earlier this year. In case you missed that, be sure to check out and see if you can compare some of the locations below to what they looked like during the winter months. To see an enlarged version, just click on the image, but remember, all rights reserved. Enjoy! :)

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Fashion: A Quilted Moment

20131116_181614 copyThe weather calls for a quilted moment, a time to pad up and stay warm in style. Hope you like the Gucci ensemble over a simple pair of blue jeans colored leggings. 🙂

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Quilted leather jacket 1

Quilted leather jacket 2

Quilted leather jacket 3

Quilted leather boots 1

Quilted leather boot 2

Quilted leather boot 3

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Fashion: Brrr! Roaring Layers!

20131113_170723Brrr! It’s cold! What else to do when in NYC during the winter months? You layer up! It was time to burst out the furs, gloves and caps. I completed the look with a bit of genuine pearls from Australian luxury brand, Autore.

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Fur cape coat 1

Turtleneck sweater

Turtleneck sweater 2

Winter white jeans

Winter white jeans 2

Leopard bag

Leopard bag 2

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Veteran’s Day: OMG! Thank You GIs!

1454571_10152086304726654_928111052_nNovember 11, 2013, Veteran’s Day in America, a day for Americans to give thanks to all of those who have served (& still serving) to preserve our civil liberties and freedom worldwide. Also the day the US Marine Corp turned 238 years old! New Yorkers marked the day in true New York fashion with a grand street parade up fashionable 5th avenue which brought out the old and young, beauty queens and seasoned veterans. And in true American style, retail stores did not miss a beat to hawk their wares with deep discounts to lure in customers prior to the upcoming Black Friday, a day after Thanksgiving and beyond. Shortly after snapping the pictures below with my cell phone, I myself browsed the stores and made out like a thief in the night. Sigh…the devil is in the details. Anyway, peruse the pictures below. I hope you had a FAB Veteran’s Day. Thank you GIs, thank you America! 🙂

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Vehicles used during Vietnam War. Circa 1965

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Ambulance used during the Vietnam War. Circa 1968

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Vehicles used during Vietnam War. Circa 1965

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Halloween Parade! A Blast!

1395850_10152056406371654_2095969287_nNew Yorkers finally did it! Hurricane Sandy literally put sand in our bags last year, halting the 4-decade long tradition of the Halloween Parade that brings out the young and old dressed up in their favorite fantasies. The organizer set off the event with a kickstarter campaign to help raise public funds for the event. After gathering $55,000 in the bank, bagging TV personality Kelly Ripa as the Grand Marshall, the event was a go! And here are the evidence! I had a blast. The pictures below says it all. To see an enlarged version, just click on the image, but remember, all rights reserved. Enjoy! :)

And click here to see the fashionable divas on Halloween posted on Shoeholics Club website. HOT!

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I had some yummy NYPD dinner. Happy bloody Halloween!

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Grand Marshall Kelly Ripa

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