Tag Archives: nyc

Bond No. 9 Releases A New Fragrance Inspired By Central Park West

Bond No. 9 Central Park WestBond No. 9 New York sent me their newest fragrance to review. Bond No. 9’s perfumes are inspired by New York City, and the newest fragrance is inspired by Central Park West. Central Park West is inspired by the tree lined streets and vintage apartment buildings on the Upper West Side. The fragrance notes start with narcissus, ylang ylang, and pepper. Then in the middle you have orris, jasmine, linden, and gardenia. To round off the scents, the notes end with white oak, vetiver, and musk.

The reason I am in love with this scent is because it smells light and fresh, but the pepper and musk give it this dark bite. I love dark scents. Light scents usually make my head hurt, but because of the blend of dark notes this scent is very doable for lovers of dark, warm scents. I can’t wait to wear this. I have to hide it from my mom because she wants to steal it from me. Central Park West launches March 15 and will be sold at Bond No. 9’s five New York stores, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, and bondno9.com. Price: 100ml, $250; 50ml, $180; body silk, $130; candle, $110; shower gel, $75.

Odin Fall 2011 Lookbook

odinWhile I was in New York for fashion week, I checked out two of the Odin stores because a friend of mine works there.  I had heard about this store before, but I had never taken a peek inside. The menswear store was amazing beyond belief.  I am so glad my friend works there because I love their menswear and there bath, beauty, and home products too. I already told my friend which candle I want for my birthday. This fall’s menswear is already in stores. See pictures from the lookbook below. Photos from Odin.

Continue Reading

Betsey Johnson Launches Too Too Fragrance at MILK Studios

Last week in New York City, Betsey Johnson unveiled her latest fragrance, Too Too at MILK Studios. The event featured DJ sets by Becka Diamond and Chelsea Leyland. The Russian American Foundation presented a few dancers from the Bolshoi Ballet Academy. They entertained guests along with a special dance performance from the Stephen Petronio Company. Betsey Johnson even fell into a split with some of the dancers!

Too Too is a sexy, cool perfume with notes of the fruity and floral kind. The perfume is chock full of passion fruit, mandarins, ginger, strawberry, jasmine, Bulgarian rose, patchouli, sandalwood, and vanilla. Too Too is going to be sold exclusively at Sephora stores in October. I can’t wait to smell this perfume. It seems like it will smell so good. Thoughts? Photo from Factory PR.

 

Billy Reid Sale and Brittons Christmas In July Fish Fry

Here are some upcoming events for shoppers in New York City and Columbia, SC.
Billy ReidBilly ReidBilly Reid will participate in the summer sample sale series at Chelsea Market, located at 75 Ninth Avenue, between 15th and 16th Streets, New York City. Starting on Wednesday, July 20th to Saturday, July 23rd from 10:30AM to 7:00PM and Sunday, July 24th from 10:30AM to 6:00PM, the Florence, Alabama-based designer will offer his men’s and women’s collections as well as samples featured in his Fashion Week presentations. Men’s outerwear, suiting, knits, shirting, and accessories as well as women’s dresses, outwear, shirting, and accessories will be marked down to 75%.

Continue Reading

My Visit To The Atelier Minyon Showroom in NYC

When I went to NYC for fashion week, one of the showrooms I visited was the Atelier Minyon showroom in the SoHo. If you know me, you know that I don’t really wear jewelry, but the jewelry there was amazing. I could see myself wearing some the of rings and necklaces. Thanks Erin for showing me around.

Everything is inspired by Turkey and Turkish culture. The designer is Turkish too. Some of the pieces feature animals, and others feature actual Turkish buildings and columns. The pieces range in price from $80 to thousands of dollars. Most pieces are not only handmade, but one of a kind. My favorite piece was the bracelet molded from opossum bones and studded with upside jewels. Very cool.

Check out Atelier Minyon here and on Twitter.

Who’s Rockin Combat Boots this Season?

Joie Tall Lace Up Boot

GUESS “Sensation” Lace-Up Combat Boots

As you guys may know, NYC fashion week is starting and I, like so any other fashion obsessed individuals, am extremely excited and estatic. Fashion week marks the beginning of fall fashion and since it occurs in the same week as Labor Day, I guess it’s safe to say that fall is officially here and ready to take action. I love the fall season because I’m a huge boot lover; and what better time to buy a pair of funky boots than the fall? Since the weather’s cooling down; boots should be a MUST on every girl’s shopping list this month. A hot shoe trend that is making it way from the runway to the sidewalk is the laced-up combat boots. Although motorcycle boots were huge last year, the laced-up combat boots are just simply cuter, more durable and way more stylish. With the whole military-wear trend going on, laced up combat boots are so in this season.

Restricted Combat Boot

Bad Bish

New Shoes Up At TFAS Shop!

Photo From Young, Fat, and Fabulous

My fellow fatshion blogger friend Gabifresh of Young, Fat, and Fabulous fame is vying to win the MTV TJ competition. If she wins, she will be able to live in New York, get $100,000, and become a MTV Twitter Jockey. I hope she wins because she is amazing, super talented, she deserves this ,and I will be able to live vicariously through her since she will be living my NYC dream.

All you need to do is follow her on Twitter and go vote here.
Please help my homie out!

I Have Another Giveaway For My Readers

I know a lot of my readers love Sex and the City, so you all will love this giveaway. Thanks to On Location Tours for giving away two tickets to their Sex and the City Tour to one of my readers. The great thing about these tickets is the that they DON’T EXPIRE! If you win these tickets and don’t plan to  go to NYC until next year, the tickets are still valid.
Tour Highlights:

  • Shop at the store where Charlotte bought her “Rabbit”
  • Stop at “Scout,” the bar owned by Aidan
  • Enjoy cupcakes like Carrie and Miranda
  • Go on location to the art gallery in SoHo where Charlotte worked
  • Shop at the hottest boutiques & stores in Greenwich Village
  • Visit Buddakan, site of Carrie and Big’s wedding rehearsal dinner
  • See new locations from Sex and the City: the Movie

All you have to do is leave your email address in the comments sections with a quick sentence or two telling me why you deserve these tickets. Contest ends next Friday, April 23rd!

My Wonderful NYC Trip

Mom and I had so much fun shopping and eating and walking. Like I said the other day, I wanted to take pics with my Nikon, but it was raining too much for that. Plus! I couldn’t take the super secret store shots with it. Anyway. NYC was a complete blast. I miss and can’t wait to go back. Here are a lists of places we went too. Some of the places I love to visit when I am in the city, and the other places were exciting because I had never been there before.

Restaurants

Sweetie Pie
Fred’s at Barney’s
Dean & Deluca-they have my fav red velvet cupcake
Bubba Gump’s- i always get the new orleans shrimp w/ jasmine rice
Havana Central
Dallas BBQ’s- get the onion burger and the vegetable tempura
BBQ Harlem-good but not as good as the original
Ruby Tuesday
Serendipity 3- YUM YUM YUM!!!!
Pinkberry-was not impressed

Shopping
Barney’s Warehouse Sale- totally saw Sofia Coppola there
Barney’s- totally saw Tim Meadows and some other comedian there but they weren’t together
Topshop
H & M
Steve Madden
Saks Fifth Avenue
Jewelery Wholesale District
Henri Bendel’s
The New JCPenney’s- that journalist lady lied. the mannequins were normal sized

Walked/ Toured
Greenwich Village
Soho
Chinatown
34th street
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Rockefeller Center
Central Park

The next post will focus on pictures.

Follow me on Twitter @ thefatandskinny

The Mad Hatter

From FabSugar:

I remember first falling for Eugenia Kim’s headwear years ago while in NYC. I saw a fantastically dressed girl wearing the sleekest cloche hat. Of course, I had to ask here where she got it, and that’s when she told me about Eugenia. I promptly looked her up, and all hopes of owning one of her creations went down the drain when I found out her hats ranged from $200 to $300. Ready for the twist? Eugenia decided to come out with a cheaper line, called Eek! (cute, huh?), for Urban Outfitters. The collection costs a fraction of her namesake line, $28 to $48, and includes a version of her famous cloche hat, headbands, hair clips, and cool caps. Thanks for hooking it up, Eugenia.

I love hats, especially for the fall, so this is exciting. I also love that fact that the prices are so right. My fav is the Belt Beret.

TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO>>>


Enter in the TFAS/ We Love Colors Too Cool 4 School Tights Giveaway HERE!

ALSO here are some steals and deals from ALLOY , FLYJANE, and Vans.

NEW! Free Shipping on Orders Over $75 with code AKKAFF. Valid through 8.27.09.
NEW! Clearance: Save up to 80%.
NEW! Tees & Tanks: Starting at $9.90 each with purchase of 3 or more.
NEW! Dresses starting at $29.50.


flyJane.net | ENTER CODE: IBLOGFLYJANE and receive $20 OFF your purchase of $100 or more!

Vans is offering FREE U.S. MAIL GROUND SHIPPING with $50 minimum purchase at Shop.Vans.com when you enter code BTS2009 at checkout.

Follow me on Twitter @ thefatandskinny

I Love Photography!!!

Here is another photograph that I took. I got honorable mention in a local paper with this one. I took it while I lived in NYC in 2007. It is called “Graffiti.” Tell me what you think. As a photographer, I am constantly changing as far as my direction and vision goes. Doesn’t she kind of look like Rosario Dawson?
Update: I revised my photo. Here is another I Love Photography post