November ’17 Event Schedule

I feel like we were just celebrating New Years but suddenly Halloween blew past us and now we are knocking on Christmas door. The seasons have changed, and the temperature is shifting but that shouldn’t stop us from having a good time. I pulled together a little list of fun events in the Tri-State you…

Black Fashion History : Andre Leon Talley

Former American Vogue editor Andre Talley has been a staple in the fashion industry for over 25 years, ranking as human landmark on all things CHIC. Born in Durham, North Carolina he was raised in a humble environment but understood the importance of luxury. while receiving a masters degree in French from Brown University, he…

Black Fashion History: Scott Barrie

Scott Barrie, an American designer known for sexy matte jersey dresses in the 1960’s and 70’s, died on Tuesday at the Alessandria Hospital in Alessandria, Italy, outside Milan at 52. Being a designer was his goal from childhood, and at the age of 10 he was whipping up clothes on his grandmother’s sewing machine. He studied…

Black Fashion History: Meet Patrick Kelly

Patrick Kelly (September 24, 1954 – January 1, 1990) was an American fashion designer. Born in Vicksburg, Mississippi, Kelly studied art at Jackson State University and than attended Parsons Design NYC. While living in Atlanta Kelly sold recycled clothes and working with out pay at Yves Saint Laurent chairman Pierre Bergé, who later in 1988, sponsored Kelly. Paris-based women’s wear designer and a founder of…

Black Fashion History: Meet Willi Smith

Smith was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and studied commercial art at Mastbaum Technical High School and attended Philadelphia College of Art for fashion illustration. He then moved to New York to go to Parsons The New School for Design, the highly competitive art and design college of The New School university. For a short time Smith freelanced with Arnold Scaasi and Bobbie Brooks’s sportswear company. In 1967, Smith quit…

Afro Punk Ready!

  Know as “the most multicultural festival in the US” by the New York Times, AfroPunk festival brings hundreds of underground tastemakers to Brooklyn to enjoy great music.  Blending metal, hip hop, punk, R&B , and many other catagories of music the AfroPunk crowd connect with one another through a grand span of Urban Culture….

Sugar In My Eye: The Kara Walker Exhibit

Brooklyn was buzzing with life this weekend and my Love and I decided to join in. I have been looking forward to viewing the Kara Walker Domino exhibit for weeks and finally my waiting had come to an end. All the vibrant street art on our stroll to south street seemed like beautiful coming attractions,…

Mermaid at the Art Show

This past Saturday I attended The Art Factory’s 6th annual Art Walk and felt completely visually stimulated. Almost 400,000 sq. feet of the 19th century historic industrial building was filled with incredible works of art. I wanted to be art chic cool and wear all black to the event, but instead I tapped into my creative spirit and…

A Wedding in Brooklyn

Our weekend ended with a blast at my loves friends wedding. The entire time pending the celebration, I found myself on pins and needles trying to figure out what was appropriate for a Jewish ceremony while allowing me to express my personal style. I looked online, browsed department stores, and ripped my closet to shreds almost giving up. I…

Artist Amy Theard Shows Us How to Live Your Life in Color

A few weeks ago while attending DJ for a Cure I had the pleasure of meeting artist Amy Theard. She was on the dance floor full of spirit and dancing it up! Amy’s confidence bounced off the wall and drew me to her even before I had a chance to see the magical pieces of…

Fall’s 2014 Trends from NYFW

As fast as fashion week fell upon the east coast, it left to spread its fashionable fairy dust across the big pond to London. Now we must wipe away our chic tears and review what we have learned from Fall ’14 NYFW! Fuzzy Friends Friend or fore of the fur trend Fall 2014 seems to…