Bond 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.
While 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.
Yesterday I went to the Catherine Malandrino Ready To Buy F/W 2011 fashion show. It was styled by celebrity stylist June Ambrose. It was obvious that she had a hand in the show when the models came out in all of those spectacular turbans. Continue Reading
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.
Here are some upcoming events for shoppers in New York City and Columbia, SC. Billy 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%.
Duck Sauce is DJ A-Trak and Armand Van Helden. The song “Barbra Streisand” is great. The video is even better. I love the quote that the fake Barbra Streisand says about moving to NYC. Can’t wait to move there!
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.
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.
My fellow fatshion blogger friend Gabifresh of Young, Fat, and Fabulous fame isvying 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 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.
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!
I GUESS?!?!?!?!? I love me some Aretha Franklin, but this is a no. I know it is cold in NYC, but you can’t light the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree like this. I am seriously reconsidering this. I wanted to buy it, but now I think that is going to be a no as well.
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
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.
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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