Archive for January, 2011

 Entertainment Weekly Pre SAG Awards Celebration

Chateau Marmont, Hollywood, CA
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 The 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards   Arrivals

Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, Ca
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Photography by Ernesto Lomeli, Makeup by Courtney Wolfe, Hair by Brooke Chromey (Andrew Marc Crush Vest) There are DJs that I love and then there are DJs that I LOVE. If you’ve ever read this site before, you know I have a mild obsession with DJ Lindsay Luv. Not only have I seen her rise from promoter to not-so-bad DJ [...]

 In The Booth With: LINDSAY LUV


 In The Booth With: LINDSAY LUV

 In The Booth With: LINDSAY LUV
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The Superbowl is on Sunday and Union Square Wines and Spirits is getting in on the action with Martini Bowl 2011. Whether you like them dry, extra dry, dirty, or totally twisted, martini lovers, and lushed in general, are encouraged to stop by The Salon for an afternoon of tastings. Admission is free! For more information check out the official [...]

 Union Square Wines and Spirits Presents: Martini Bowl 2011
 Union Square Wines and Spirits Presents: Martini Bowl 2011

 Union Square Wines and Spirits Presents: Martini Bowl 2011
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I just found out what I am doing on June 10th and 11th– I am going to Wilmington, Ohio to partying it up. During those two days the Banana Split Fest will take place and this year want to check it out. Celebrating Ernest Hazard’s ice creation, this festival has multiply musical acts, gaming booths, as well as, you guessed it, banana splits. It’s essentially a giant fair for the heavenly dessert that is banana splits.

I found this festival and many others on a site, appropriately named, FestivalFinder.com, but maybe I should back up a little…

About 15 minutes earlier, I was lying in bed (surfing the web) when I read an article about Warped Tour. It got me thinking to when I was 13, watching Anti-Flag, Green Day, Jurassic 5, and a lot of other bands. It was the second time I had been to a festival in my short career of attending shows.

It appears that festivals are becoming so popular, no matter what kind of music you like. If you like any certain genre of music they have a festival for it. The most popular, most everyone knows about these days, are Bamboozle, South By Southwest, and Bonnaroo. Just last week Coachella released its line-up in April.

Just this weekend I traveled to Durham, NC because my band played a festival known as Death to False Hope Records 2nd Anniversary Party. It was a small intimate gathering full of indie and punk rock bands from all over the states.

I wonder if most people these days look at festivals like value meals at a fast food restaurant, or a bundle pack for your home – more bang for your buck. Not only can it truly be worth it financially but it sure is a good ole time.

So what is it that has caused this current trend? Did this all start with Woodstock? I’m not sure, I’m not a geologists, but I’ll tell you this much I don’t see it going away anytime soon.

All I know is that I plan on going to South By Southwest and Banana Split Festival, because you can never go wrong with a banana split.

 

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MJ of Dreaming of Spires and Old Car Tyres just posted the most jaw-dropping DIY nail technique, inspired by Topshop’s SS2011 collection. It’s quite simple, but as mentioned, it is messy. Even so, you will be breaking hearts when you pamper your nails with this design.

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Y_S_L: Visit now http://www.ysl.com to discover the YSL Men’s Fall/Winter
2011-2012 Fashion Show video
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 PAUL KASMIN GALLERY hosts the opening of KENNY SCHARF "Naturafutura" and "Three Dozen"

Paul Kasmin Gallery, NYC
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 PAUL KASMIN GALLERY hosts a dinner to celebrate KENNY SCHARF

The Standard, NYC
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After much anticipation, Fiona Cibani and Ian Hylton’s menswear line has finally debuted at Milan Fashion Week. True to the Ports 1961 tradition the luxe line included tailored pieces that offer classic structure with the comfort and sophistication of the contemporary aesthetic. Welcome to the fashion Renaissance for menswear.

Staying true to the Ports 1961 tradition, the collection fits a man who appreciates classic dressing, yet requires the comfort of a modern lifestyle. Just like the Ports 1961 women’s collections that cater to the uptown girl with a slight twist of downtown chic, this new venture for Ports 1961 seeks to also combine a bit of classic structure with a twist of rugged masculinity.

The show included fifty-one runway looks, all showcasing exquisite tailoring and the finest fabrics.  Included in the collection were suits, outerwear, and accessories (leather gloves, satchels and scarves). Unlike the women’s wear collections that are crafted in China and Europe, the menswear collection will be made exclusively in Italy. Prices for these fine garments are set to range between $1,600 for a suit to $2,000 for a coat. Gentlemen can find the new Ports 1961 Menswear collection sold separately in the new stand alone shops scheduled to open later this year.

 

via: WWD, NYmag.com and thefashionspot.com

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