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London’s Monocle Magazine Meets J.Crew
worlds collide/decide they like it/throw swank party

November 23rd, 2009 1 Comment

Tyler Brule, Jenna Lyons, Frank Muytjens – image courtsey of Monocle Magazine Monocle Magazine, purveyor of all things cool, held a holiday party on November 17th at the J. Crew Men’s Shop in SoHo. It might seem surprising that a lifestyle magazine from London would hold a party in NYC, but for the listeners of […]

Tags: Event · Fashion · New York

RetroTalk: Vashtie Kola, New York’s “Downtown Sweetheart”

November 19th, 2009 6 Comments

Vashtie Kola. Not ringing a bell? Well it’s time to get familiar. New York’s “Downtown Sweetheart” has been hustling the mean streets of NYC for some time now. She’s been seen directing music videos for Kid Cudi (“Heaven at Nite“), creating her own fashion line, Violette, and organizing the wildly successful “

Tags: New York · RetroTalk


July 12th, 2009 No Comments

One of my favorite brands in New York right now is 3sixteen. With the economy the way it is and the already oversaturated retail market, I feel like it’s important to support good independent brands.  I like brands that are not afraid of just doing their own thing. The brand is the creation of Andrew […]

Tags: Art · Fashion · New York

From Japan with Love – An Interview with Mimi Tamaoki

June 8th, 2009 3 Comments

Photo Credit: JAY ELEGANCE The internet has changed everything. When you look at contemporary culture—youth culture especially—people are tapping blogs, social networks, and other online resources to scout trends and entertainment from places that fascinate them but may be just out of reach. This type of innocuous transmission isn’t new and we’ve seen it before. […]

Tags: Fashion · Interview · New York · street wear

“Your Message Here” Reception at Fred Flare

April 14th, 2009 1 Comment

Friday night, Fred Flare opened its doors for a party at their flagship store in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. The occasion at hand was a reception for the closing of “Your Message Here,” an installation that has been livening up their storefront for the past 40 days. Artists Shauna Alterio and Stephen Loidolt, otherwise known as “Something’s […]

Tags: Art · Event · Fashion · New York

Mother New York Wants The World To Crash On Their “Mother Couch 2.0”

April 2nd, 2009 No Comments

This past Wednesday, the Mother New York ad agency threw a major rager in honor of a couch. Okay, it wasn’t so much a rager, but it was a launch party for their latest creation, Mother Couch 2.0. What is Mother Couch 2.0, you ask? In the words of the ad agency behind the couch: […]

Tags: Advertising · New York · Technology