Archives for October 2014

Fashion: Dior Leopard Swirl

The weekend is finally here! Stepping out in Christian Dior swirl leopard print blouse and Escada sleek high waist pants complete with a vintage cape, Delvaux leather kettle bag and pagoda parasol. Of course, architectural shoes by United Nude. 🙂

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Doctor Tested Positive For Ebola In New York!

Alright New York! Looks like we are next on the Ebola epidemic scare!

According to Marc Santora at NYTimes

A doctor in New York City who recently returned from treating Ebola patients in Guinea tested positive for the Ebola virus Thursday, becoming the city’s first diagnosed case.

The doctor, Craig Spencer, was rushed to Bellevue Hospital Center on Thursday and placed in isolation while health care workers spread out across the city to trace anyone he might have come into contact with in recent days. A further test will be conducted by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to confirm the initial test.

While officials have said they expected isolated cases of the disease to arrive in New York eventually, and had been preparing for this moment for months, the first case highlighted the challenges surrounding containment of the virus, especially in a crowded metropolis.

Even as the authorities worked to confirm that Mr. Spencer was infected with Ebola, it emerged that he traveled from Manhattan to Brooklyn on the subway on Wednesday night, when he went to a bowling alley, and then took a taxi home.

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Governor Cuomo spoke during a press conference  at Bellevue Hospital in New York on Thursday evening. Credit: Joshua Bright for The New York Times

The next morning, he reported having a temperature of 103 degrees, raising questions about his health while he was out in public.

People infected with Ebola cannot spread the disease until they begin to display symptoms, and it cannot be spread through the air. As people become sicker, the viral load in the body builds, and they become more and more contagious.

Dr. Spencer’s travel history and the timing of the onset of his symptoms led health officials to dispatch disease detectives, who “immediately began to actively trace all of the patient’s contacts to identify anyone who may be at potential risk,” according to a statement released by the department.

It was unclear if the city was trying to find people who might have come into contact with Dr. Spencer on the subway. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority directed all questions to the health department, which did not immediately respond to requests for comment on the issue.

At Dr. Spencer’s apartment in Harlem, his home was sealed off and workers distributed informational fliers about the disease. It was not clear if anyone was being quarantined.

Health authorities declined to say how many people in total might have come into contact with Dr. Spencer while he was symptomatic.

Mayor Bill de Blasio, speaking at a news conference Thursday evening before the diagnosis, said Dr. Spencer has given health workers a detailed accounting of his activities over the last few days.

“Our understanding is that very few people were in direct contact with him,” Mr. de Blasio said.

 A photo of Dr. Spencer posted on his Facebook page.

Dr. Spencer had been working with Doctors Without Borders in Guinea, treating Ebola patients, before returning to New York City on Oct. 14, according to a city official.

He told the authorities that he did not believe the protective gear he wore while working with Ebola patients had been breached but had been monitoring his own health.

Doctors Without Borders, in a statement, said it provides guidelines for its staff members on their return from Ebola assignments, but did not elaborate on those protocols.

“The individual engaged in regular health monitoring and reported this development immediately,” the group said in a statement.

A photograph of Dr. Spencer on his LinkedIn page.

Dr. Spencer began to feel sluggish on Tuesday but did not develop a feveruntil Thursday morning, he told the authorities. At 11 a.m., the doctor found that he had a 103-degree temperature and alerted the staff of Doctors Without Borders, according to the official.

The staff of Doctors Without Borders called the city’s health department, which in turn called the Fire Department.

Emergency medical workers, wearing full personal protective gear, rushed to Dr. Spencer’s apartment, on West 147th Street. He was transported to Bellevue and arrived shortly after 1 p.m. He was placed in a special isolation unit and is being seen by the pre-designated medical critical care team. They are in personal protective equipment with undergarment air ventilation systems

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Stepping Out For A Good Cause –Alzheimer’s

20141021_181422xWhen duty called, I couldn’t resist! Clad in Valentino and Louboutin, I set out to capture the star studded annual Alzheimer’s Association gala for Shoeholics! Accompanied by my good friend Carla, it was a fun filled night. We met several of our other friends there: Ruth, Stephanie, Hayden, just to name a few. Girls just want to have fun…all for a good cause of course. No matter how high or low ones life is, it’s always important to give back to a worthy cause. For more on my coverage, details about the gala and to see more star studded pictures, please visit website. If someone you love is suffering from Alzheimer’s, get them the extra help they need and check out Skylark Senior Care.

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Hayden and Stephanie


Carla and Ruth



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Shoeholics magazine, as seen in the event’s official program book


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Michell Obama Turns It Up…Dancing!

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It’s safe to say that we all know First Lady Michelle Obama knows how to dance but we have really never seen her this way. She really knows what time it is! Watch her bounce in the video footage below. Get it Michelle!

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Chanel’s No 5 Ad Is Intoxicating!

Fresh off the press, literally 5 minutes ago today, Chanel captures the fashion world by storm with a short film for the No 5 perfume! I’m usually not the type to gosh about ads but Chanel’s latest installment of the iconic No 5 perfume starring Gisele Bunchen, directed by “Moulin Rouge” and “Great Gatsby” Baz Luhrmann really moved me. What a great story and artistry. This is pure art in motion! Kudos Chanel!


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Racist Rant In Australia -White Trash vs “Nigger” Brother

I thought I had seen or heard it all when it comes to describing what a white trash looks like! After watching this video footage I had to check my calendar to see what year we’re in! Nope, this is not 1700 or early 1960s. Here’s Kader Boumzar making an ass of himself in 2014!!! Seriously guys! This white trash should be deep fried in a huge pot of boiling oil! What a waste of space & a sad excuse for human being! THIS IS JUST SICK!

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60 Signs Your Partying Days Are Over

1zzAccording to Laura Argintar at elitedaily: Making the rounds on the party circuit comes with an expiration date.

After countless rounds at the gilded bars, sore feet from ridiculous heels, and a reshuffling of priorities (cough quality time with “American Horror Story” cough), you’ve reached your threshold of Sam Smith remixes and well vodka.

We can no longer pretend to ignore the signs that our party girl lives are ending. Yes, this important chapter in our lives (you owe your confidence to many morning-afters strutting in aggressive clubwear, after all) is slowly winding down.

But that doesn’t mean we’ll miss waking up in vats of hummus and crushed pretzels.

Welcome to the (non) club! Here are the 60 signs your party girl life is ending:

1. You don’t have any recently tagged Facebook pictures.

2. You feel weird when your dress is too short.

3. You only go out when there’s a birthday or special occasion… not just because it’s Friday.

4. You can no longer take a shot without a chaser.

5. You’re sick of not remembering everything.

6. Your voice is permanently raspy, and you’ve had enough calling home and your sister greeting you with, “Hey, Dad!”

7. You go to clubs and complain about how many people are there.

8. You’re tired of waiting for new credit cards in the mail.

9. You don’t consider “Dancing like no one’s watching” a real form of exercise anymore.

10. You’ve succumbed to the fact that you can’t walk in heels, and this doesn’t upset you as much as you thought it would two years ago.

11. You’re productive during the weekends.

12. You’ve gone more than three months without breaking your phone.

13. You forgot how to twerk. (Psh, girlfriend. NEVAAAA!)

14. You only want to go out to places where you can wear your pajamas.

15. You are now retelling your old stories from The Archives because you have no new ones.

16. You get drunk off two drinks now! For the girl who used to wear green pants and flash everyone from five-story rooftops, whoever thought this day would come?

17. You’ve recently found this thing called “good judgment.”

18. You never coat check because you know you aren’t staying that long.

19. When people ask you if you smoke cigarettes, you say you don’t instead of “only when I’m drunk.”

20. Your clothes are ruined from being spilled on, including the ones you wear to work.

21. Your taste in music has gotten significantly better. (AKA outside of electronic super galactic martian music.)

22. You can’t afford to lose your wallet anymore.

23. The thought of waking up in a stranger’s bed doesn’t excite you anymore… it scares you.

24. There is no more room on your legs for new bruises.

25. Insurance has asked you to stop drinking.

26. You’d rather be besties with your coworkers than the bouncers.

27. You’ve recently scaled back on your eyeshadow game.

28. You say things like, “I cant go out tonight. I need to catch up on my sleep.”

29. You can’t relate to drunk anxiety anymore.

30. You no longer need a pregame to feel OK about drinking a lot. You’re perfectly comfortable checking out with a bottle of wine all by yourself.

31. You started going home and seeing your parents again.

32. You’ve stopped living like a vampire.

33. You’re debating issues dealing with Syria, not what to wear that weekend.

34. You purchased a white couch.

35. The only man you wait around for is your delivery guy.

36. You bought your last shirt-as-a-dress ensemble from Forever 21.

37. You’d rather sleep in your own bed than someone else’s.

38. You’re insecure about your dance moves.

39. You actually care about and take notice of the price of drinks.

40. You never go a night without removing your makeup.

41. You are wearing tights again.

42. You actually have to go out and buy alcohol for when your friends come over. There’s no longer a constant supply in your freezer. Ditto for beer.

43. Coming home blackout isn’t funny anymore, it’s exhausting.

44. You can’t even stay up to eat late night.

45. After years of deteriorating your brain cells and forgetting 89 percent of your nights out, you start more phrases with “When did that happen?” than “Remember when?”

46. You can’t stay up past 10 pm on a school night.

47. When you go to drunk text your go-tos, they know by now not to respond. You’ve pretty much exhausted your list of booty calls.

48. Shopping for cute little party dresses has been replaced by shopping for cute tailored work pants.

49. Gold eye glitter doesn’t excite you like it used to… Sigh.

50. You don’t know the names of the new cool clubs. But you don’t actually care.

51. You’ve finally washed the hot, sess-pooly, retired alcoholic stripper stench from your hair.

52. You’ve started buying more “practical” shoes.

53. You forgot to buy red cups at the grocery store.

54. You’ve realized you won’t find someone who is “husband material” at the places you frequent.

55. When you see your drug dealer, he asks how you’ve been since the last time he saw you with your underwear tucked into your skirt holding a handle of Tito’s.

56. You’ve consecutively made it to work on-time every Friday morning.

57. Your hearing in your left ear could use some improvement from too many nights getting low near the bass.

58. You have time to do your laundry.

59. You can remember what the inside of the bar looks like.

60. You’re reading this post and thinking, “Sh*t, that’s me.”


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