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NYC, Part 2: FUR is FashiON!

So, NYC 2… The “Fashion” Part of my trip: it was ALL ABOUT FUR!!!

Yes, PETA, there is a Santa Clause, and SHE is wearing her FUR!!! Fur is in FULL FORCE this winter, and it makes you think: WHAT recession?? This is the great thing about NYC- even if these New York Women are/were BROKE  (probably not true), or have lost all their money to Madoff (probably half-true), they are still leaving their townhouse/apt/high-rise/mansion in STYLE.

Again, I DON’T WANT TO HEAR: “oh, poor animals, oh sad, blah, blah, blah”. THIS IS NOT THAT SITE! IF PEOPLE OF COLOR CAN STILL USE THE “ANCESTOR-RACE-SLAVE CARD”, THEN PEOPLE CAN STILL USE THE “ANCESTOR-FUR-WARMTH CARD”.  AM I RIGHT????

IF YOU ARE READING THIS AND YOU ARE PRO-PETA, THEN EXIT THIS PAGE!

THE FOLLOWING PICS YOU ARE ABOUT TO SEE ARE OF PURE FUR PERFECTION! ( there were so many, I had to edit to my Top 5). ENJOY!

2 friends, just walking the streets of Midtown, a Brown fur on the left, and a White fur on the right….. “another cold day to meet up  for coffee and wear our furs.”

A-Mazing!  A Fur Poncho??? Upper East Side on Madison?! YES PLEASE! ( She was Fabulous, I must say…)

Friends in SoHo, another Monday shopping day…. a Blonde in a White Fur-Trimmed Coat? H.O.T….. and her friend wearing a black fur vest? BFF’S!

Will you look at this one!?! 3/4 length dyed fur coat with a BELT and HOOD! TALK ABOUT EXCESS!?! This is SEXY-YES! Plush, Gorgeous, Full… amazing…

And last, but not least, this lil fur vest, thrown over a simple v-neck, on a cute girl from Chicago…. She’s tan, blonde, got the big “boyfriend watch” on one wrist, and the stacked bangles on the other… Bright red nails to pop…. Loved her 🙂

NYC, Part 1: NEW YORK WOMEN

I love New York, and I LOVE New York Women. The “air-ness” of entitlement; the push & shove on the streets, the “no-time-for-anybody else” ????  Anyone who DOES NOT live in NYC thinks this.  However: to live in NYC, you have to have thick skin, a go-get-it mentality, and an “attitude to match”.  These woman are NOT “rude”… they just know what they want, and don’t have time to stand around and bullsh**.  The pic above: 4 women, all in black, coats, BLONDE, and shopping on the Upper East Side… just another Monday 🙂

The following pics are excerpts of my favorite NYC  moments. (Of course, this article would be incomplete without FASHION, where I will touch briefly on, but just wait for NYC, PART 2! 🙂

LOVE this woman. She was sitting behind me at The Plaza’s Todd English Food Hall with a friend, and just looked so chic, yet effortless. She was about 40, blonde, hair back, all in black, tight jodpher pants with tall boots…. wine, conversation…. just the way she held herself and laughed during their conversation: A SEXY WOMAN!

I LOVED seeing this! My mom would roll her eyes, but I think it’s “SOOO New York!” I was walking through Central Park on Monday, cutting through from Upper West to the Upper East, and saw this LINE UP of about 15 women ALL MOMS WITH STROLLERS, doing exercises! The lady in red was their instructor, and was yelling out,” left hand on stroller, right hand in air, stretch those arms”, and then, “now lunge with your left leg and squeeze your butt”…… HOW CRAZY and AMAZING IS THIS??? This is some New Age, waspy, white lady stuff!

This woman was sitting across from me, and she was gorgeous. Not only that, but SO WELL PUT TOGETHER! This bag alone: NEW MARNI! Look how it SHINES in the restaurants light!!!! Her jewelry, the monochromatic clothing,… as Rachel Zoe would say, “I Die”.

The last night of my trip, I met with a friend, and had dinner in this great little meat & cheese fondue place in Hell’s Kitchen.  Not only did it start snowing to make the night magical, but I witnessed seeing these 2 woman sitting at the bar in beautiful WHITE COATS!!  These NYC woman are ON IT! They may be wearing jeans and a sweater, and sitting at the bar; but you know DAMN WELL they’re going to wear their STUNNING white coats!!

Last, but DEFINITELY NOT LEAST: The New Home for Ralph Lauren Woman: 888 Madison Ave. This STORE , which houses Woman and Home is THE MOST BEAUTIFULLY STUNNING PLACE IN NEW YORK RIGHT NOW!!!!! I read it was a $40 million project, and IT SHOWS! Marble, sweeping staircases, 4 floors of OPULENCE, clothing, jewelry,… the VISION here is INCREDIBLE! I want EVERYONE who has read this to PUT THIS WOMAN’S HEAVEN on your next NYC trip list,  and TAKE IN something to WAKE UP and DRESS!!!!!!

A “GILT”-y PLEASURE!!

This is big news people! A marriage is happening here, and I am so HAPPY to spread the JOYOUS news!

My favorite shopping site ever, www.GILT.com, which offers  THE BEST designer deals, the HOTTEST home furnishings, and even AMAZING destinations at FRACTIONS of the cost, is doing something I never dreamed of:

THE SEARCH FOR THE “UGLIEST SHOES IN AMERICA” CONTEST!!!!!! As stated by GILT’s press release: “If it’s true that you can learn alot about a man by his shoes, then America’s men are in a state of crisis”.

I COULDN’T AGREE MORE! Of course I try to find the beauty in everyone; their style, confidence, self expression…. but most often, it’s just TOO DAMN UGLY OUT THERE! It’s like GILT and I just got MARRIED! Oh, the JOY of Loving to hate something ugly…

This is Gilt MAN’s first contest, and is open to EVERYONE for participation! To enter: send a picture of the UGLIEST shoes you can find for a chance to win $1,000 from Gilt MAN to update the wardrobe! Below are some additional details on how the contest works.
FACEBOOK:  http://www.facebook.com/GiltMan?v=app_133498060031497
Winner Selection Process
Submission Period > Top 50 chosen by the community > Top 10 Chosen by Judges > Top 3 Finalists chosen > Winners Announced
Judge
Tyler Thoreson, editorial director, Gilt MAN
Contest Timeline
NOW:    Submission Period
11/8:     Judging Period Starts
11/10:   Voting Period II Starts                                                
11/12:    Winners Announced 

Tyler Thoreson, editorial director of Gilt MAN will be the judge. Thank God it isn’t me, I would deem almost EVERY shoe the Ugliest, and therfore, go BROKE giving away $1,000 to all contenstants!!!!

SEX & THE CITY 2: JUST ENJOY IT, DAMMIT!

Do you SEE these women??? THEY ARE HAVING THE TIME OF THIER LIVES!!!! AND SO SHOULD YOU!

I have heard nothing but “crappy reviews”, and “too long”, and “horrible writing” and “bad fashion”….. ENJOY THE F****** MOVIE!!!! IT WAS AMAZING! So it wasn’t the “best” writing, or “Oscar worthy”; and the Fashions were over-the-top….

WHO CARES?!?!? R U that much of a film expert? This film was just how Samantha worded it “This economy has been shitty for the last 2 years, let’s go somewhere RICH”…. and thats just what this was. Decadent fun, Over dramatic, Full of life and Color… IT WAS ESCAPISM TO THE BEST. It was a way for the audience to just get away from the state of our economy, let go of all the troubles at home, and have a good, fun, and crazy fashionable time!

I went opening night, the 2 midnight screenings were sold out, but luckily the theater added an additional showing, so we went to a 12:05am showing. And when we got there, we saw that the theater added times for 12:o7, and 12:10!!! PROOF THAT THIS MOVIE ROCKS! well thank GOD we got our tickets days earlier, because it was PACKED. And not only that, but 9 out of 10 girls were all dressed up in hells, bags, dresses, full on makeup and hair..( AND IT WAS MIDNIGHT ON A WED NIGHT)  Thats what this is all about!

SURE the outfits are extreme… BUT ITS A MOVIE. A 2.5 hour ADVENTURE. With a lot of Laughter, Friendship, Emotion, Tears, Fashion, and Fun…. I went twice in a week because there was SO much to look at, so many LABELS;… it was like being a kid in a candy store (well, a luxury goods store).

So with that said, I’m FINISHED hearing negative reviews… ESCAPE from our REAL WORLD for a couple hours, and HAVE FUN!