Saturday, June 30, 2007

PS 1 Kickoff is Today

if you haven't already left to the party, you should get over there now. You can always go check out the expositions before you go get you dance on. Today's events are hosted by DFA Records so expect DJ sets by Juan Maclean, Tim & Tim, and Shit Robot.

30 June 2007, 3-9pm
22-25 Jackson Avenue
Long Island City, 11101 map
tel. +1 718 784 2084

Friday, June 29, 2007

Ra Ra Riot Kick of their Summer Tour

tonight at South Street Seaport, FREE, 7pm

The No.6 Basement Sale Continues through Saturday

Our sources tell us the No. 6 girls pulled some really special items out for their party/sale. Guests were treated to Bartles & James winecoolers, Live Music and major steals. Vintage Dresses for 50.00 and High End Pieces for up to 40% off. If you're smart, you'll sneak out of the office today early and get over there quick before it's too late....and guess what? More drinks tonight from 5 to 8pm.......6 Centre Street, in the Basement!

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Gabriela Artigas Jewelry

Just found about this designer on a cool blog called Glossy Addict. A new take on the BOW!

Gabriela Artigas challenges the very definition of "jewerly" blurring the lines between adornment and armor. Her collections include chokers, cuffs, necklaces, earrings, belts, chains with loops around the hips and pieces which are meant to be worn around the neck as well as the hips. Her collections also holds some avant-garde creations, pieces which are worn around the shoulders, the chest or which wrap around the hand from teh wrist to the thumb.

"The results look something like Wilma Flinstone might wear if Fred hit the jackpot down at the quarry" - NYLON MAGAZINE

Gabriela Artigas is available online or if you are in LA you can buy her stuff at one our favorite shops, AERO & CO.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Manu Chao Official After Party at Mehanata

Voodou Clothing Sale at the Dressing Room

If it’s good enough for Sienna Miller, Sarah Jessica Parker, Liv Tyler, Rhianna, and Melinda Gates (just a sampling of the svelte and glam gals who are fans of this comfy and chic line) – its good enough for you, Queenie. And here’s your chance to be able to afford it – with a private sale this Wednesday – June 27th from 2 to 8pm at adorable boutique “The Dressing Room” on 75 Orchard Street between Broome and Grand.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Designer of the Week: Grace Sun

Drawing inspiration from the chic capricious lifestyles of Manhattan's East Village, Grace Sun has created a label that not only reflects her personal design aesthetic of clean lines and finishing, but also unabashedly shows-off a uniquely feminine touch. The collection, made up of stunningly stylish yet detailed pieces such as dresses, coats, vests and tops in organic natural fabrics as crushed linen, cotton and silk, is meant to fit effortlessly into a modern woman's life while enticing her to reveal the innately playful side.

"I want to design clothes that are fashionable yet versatile, feminine yet tailored, and most of all, reflect my personal touch and aesthetics," says Sun. Expect no less than just that; a line created with heart and soul. Grace Sun Design.

Shop Grace Sun HERE

Get a sneak glimpse of Grace Sun fall HERE

More Tickets for Morrissey

are available...and they may actually be general admission if you want to see the MOZ up close and perhaps try jumping on that stage I suggest you ring up Ticketmaster right away! The show is at MSG this Saturday, June 30th...

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Velvet Banana

We love these musical tshirts made by Spanish Graphic Designer Gary Fernandez...available at Annie O at the Hotel on Rivington. You can also order them on the Velvet Banana website HERE

Friday, June 22, 2007

TGIF - What to do, see and drink this Weekend....

Rough Week at Lola y Maria...between trying to update our new inventory system and stalking Duran Duran (yeah, you heard that right) it's been tough updating the blog this week.....well fortunately it's Friday and it's time to get our party is a recap on some fun things going on the next couple of days.....


IFC Open Road Rooftop Project (Grand & Essex)
Romantic short films about people committing their bodies, beliefs and lives for love
PLUS, Live Music and a Free Open Bar at Fontana's

part of the Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival
It all starts at 6pm. Check out the launch party for Charlie Ahearn's new book Wild Style:The Sampler. Then, walk over to the park (1 block away) and check out the official BHF screening of the film, some 25 years after it was first filmed. The flick starts at sun-down! Get there early to map out your spot, bring your blankets - they'll have plenty of popcorn on hand.
Word on the street is that Fab Five Freddy, Busy Bee, and some members from Cold Crush will be in the house!


Tommy Guerrero plays THE KNITTING FACTORY
One of the all time best skators plays with his group this Saturday at the Knitting Factory...the music is layed back but no where near boring. PS this is an old pic of Tommy....Can you believe he is close to 40! If you want to get a taste of the music, you can check it out on ITUNES...his latest record, FROM THE SOIL to THE SOUL is fucking great...

Be the first to hear tracks off her new album, "Malamarisimo"
in the basement at FONTANA's, 105 Eldridge St

Check out Mala on YOU TUBE:


++SAENAI COLLECTIVE++ with association of STILL LIFE presents
"How to make a trunk show"
A live installation + retail concept store
Where: 77 Orchard street, NYC
When: 06.23.07- 06.24.07

Clemente Soto Velez Arts Center
107 Suffolk between Rivington & Delancey
The Puerto Rican Day Parade is the single largest public display of Puerto Rican identity in the United States. How have artists interpreted this parade in their art and what kinds of floats and public projects would artists contribute to the parade if given the opportunity to participate? Artist’s projects that seek to intervene in the representation of Puerto Rican identity at the parade, to portray what has been missing, excluded, or commercialized. This exhibition will display artists projects for the Puerto Rican Day Parade that we hope will be realized in the future.
Artists will present a collection of ideas, Drawings, Painting, Sculpture, Photographs, Collage, a fantasy, an installation or a collective project with an artistic vision for the Puerto Rican Parade.
A Blow Up of Puerto Rican Culture Icons (with a twist).

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Teased by Topshop

Is it just me or is it true that everything beautifully modelled by the Topshop Models never seems to actually be on sale at Topshop??????? I can't find these shorts anywhere on their site but of course it's in the center of AD...what a tease....! If anyone can find them, please share the wealth...

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

MIA vs Salt n Pepa

The New MIA "Boyz" Video!!!!!! How cute is that new hairstyle? It's very Salt N Pepa....and the clothes are very ROJAS for summer!

Salt n Pepa "Tramp" Video Hottt!!

Tuesday, June 19, 2007


Thursday June 21st @ 8PM sharp.
205 Christy Street at Stanton.
Approximately 60 min of programming.
FAYA will curate film and video programming for a bi weekly summer
screening series. Short form Films/Videos.
Come drink water, ice coffee, beer, wine and cocktails.
Make an evening out of it!
Screenings are FREE !

Wildstyle at Powerhouse

Monday, June 18, 2007

To Fake or Not to Fake

Not only has PAYLESS been able to recruit designers like ABAETE to design for them, they've also managed to do a good job fakin the funk as shown here with these quilted cork wedges....that and for only 22.95!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, June 15, 2007

Fresa Aniversary Party

Tonight at the EAST RIVER BAR, 97 South 6th Street in Bedford Williamsburg....

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Lovers and Fuckers vs Fujimoda

Check out the fashion off between the two Argentine labels......the show is a sneak preview for Fall. In the meantime, at the shop we've just put out some FUJIMODA bootie shorts and tanks in crazy hyper red, magenta and green.....CLICK HERE

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

NYRemezcla (2007) Summer Guide!!!

FINALLY it's online (and will be available in small glossy printed form this week--free of charge, of course--, ready to be firmly wedged into your sweaty back pocket for the rest of the summer). It's the first ever dun dun duuuunnnn.... NYRemezcla (2007) Summer Guide!!! ...your 20-page bible to all the cosmopolatino festivals, concerts and events taking place in NYC this summer. (well, naturally not ALL as things have been added since we went to print, but that's not the point) Go to for more Details or download the guide HERE

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Museum Mile Blockparty, New Summer Frocks from NAVE

Don't have any plans tonight? Check out the annual Museum Mile Block Party where admission to museums like the Guggenheim, THE MET, Cooper Hewitt, and the Museo del Barrio are all FREE from 6-9pm!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is NYC's largest Block Party boasting 23 streets of car free music and arts. Our personal picks include: SANDA & THE HATS: romanian gypsy songs & german cabaret, MURAL making workshop at El Museo del Barrio and JOSH the JUGGLER in front of the MET.

Can't beat the heat? Cool down in Nave's cute Summer Frock...we especially love the ruffles and the tulle lining...

Monday, June 11, 2007

Fashion Flick of the Week: F is for Fake

and fashion too! I don't know whether this documentary is a fake as well but it is well worth a view for it's interesting subject matter and for it's fashion fabulous (Orson Welle's girlfriend Oda Kadar makes our fashion icon list!)

About the Film:
Trickery. Deceit. Magic. In Orson Welles’s free-form documentary F for Fake, the legendary filmmaker (and self-described charlatan) gleefully engages the central preoccupation of his career—the tenuous line between truth and illusion, art and lies. Beginning with portraits of world-renowned art forger Elmyr de Hory and his equally devious biographer, Clifford Irving, Welles embarks on a dizzying cinematic journey that simultaneously exposes and revels in fakery and fakers of all stripes—not the least of whom is Welles himself. Charming and inventive, F for Fake is an inspired prank and a searching examination of the essential duplicity of cinema.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Lemon Twist

Browse the bling at Gabriel Urists shop World's Fair NYC and join the loveley Lupe & her Lemons for some Lemonade, today from 1-4pm....the shop is right next to Lovely Day on Elizabeth Street in NOLITA.

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Red Still Reins & Thursday Events

Red Skinny Jeans, Red Patent Leather Bags, and Red Lips. Valentine's Day might be over, but celebrities & fashion fiends are still all over the red-hot red dress trend.

Maria Bonita Extra "Hearts" Dress available HERE


Tonight at HIRO:
Official Kenna After Party & Matthew Dear Release Party
VHS or Beta DJs... Kenna DJ Set... Fiasco Live
Thursday June 7 at Hiro Ballroom
Go to
to sign up for the list


Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Bust New Issue Release Party Tonight

BUST Magazine Issue Release Party!!! Tonight, Tuesday, June 5th

Rock out with performances from NYC rockers, The Ettes, and our very own managing editor Emily Rems' punk band, Royal Pink! Also, rumor has it that there will be a surprise, (ambush), appearance from the infamous Drunky Brewster, featuring BUST's crafty lady, Callie Watts!

Then, get ready to do your best shimmy with DJ Dirty Finger and members of 60s style soul group, The Dansettes!

First 200 attendees receive a goodie bag filled to the brim with the hottest summer items from AAVS, Blackheart Records, Medusa's Makeup, Kiss My Face, Simone Chickenbone, Blissen, Skin Milk, Buy Olympia, Sick on Sin, PETA, and Blue Q!

$1 drink specials courtesy of V2 Vodka from 9-10pm! Union Pool, 484 Union Avenue, Williamsburg, BK, 8-Midnight. FREE!

Ric Rac Cami Dress by Lu Lu Lame'

The weather couldn't be better and I can't think of a trim that reminds me more of Summer than ric-rac! Lu Lu Lame brings back the ric rac cami dress, this time in a lovely blue! $140, online at Lola y Maria!

Monday, June 4, 2007

Poiret: King of Fashion

I highly recommend checking out the following at the MET. I did yesterday!

Poiret: King of Fashion
May 9, 2007–August 5, 2007
Special Exhibition Galleries, 1st floor

In the annals of fashion history, Paul Poiret (1879–1944), who called himself the "King of Fashion," is best remembered for freeing women from corsets and further liberating them through pantaloons. However, it was Poiret’s remarkable innovations in the cut and construction of clothing, made all the more remarkable by the fact that he could not sew, that secured his legacy. Working the fabric directly onto the body, Poiret helped to pioneer a radical approach to dressmaking that relied more on the skills of drapery than on those of tailoring. Focusing on his technical ingenuity and originality, the exhibition explores Poiret’s modernity in relation to and as an expression of the dominant discourses of the early 20th century, including Cubism, Classicism, Orientalism, Symbolism, and Primitivism.

Saturday, June 2, 2007

The Original Geren Ford Kimono Dress...

has returned for an encore. Yup, the original kimono with drawstring tie at side. We dont have it in green, but we do have it in classic Grey or Black. For all you who missed out the first's a classic no hassle super chic party dress. Use code: kimono, upon checkout and you'll be treated to 15% off your kimono! shop HERE

Friday, June 1, 2007

The Rojas Reporter

The Heiress has 5 dys to wear whatever she likes....before she has to start sporting the orange jumpsuit...she seems to be a big fan of ROJAS....

Along with the cute anchor tee, we just got a secret shipment of the babydoll sweatshirt. This is the last shipment we will ever get so if you missed out the first time, now is the time to scoop one up....available in BLACK HERE

River To River Festival Launch Concert: Animal Collective

South Street Seaport kicks off the summer season with a thrilling live performance from Animal Collective, a critically acclaimed indie group that pushes the boundaries of pop music. From deliciously skewed ballads to ethereal soundscapes to frenetic rhythms, Animal Collective is constantly evolving, exploring the outer edges for new and exhilarating sounds.

If your'e not familiar with the band you can check them out on their myspace page HERE

Photo: Adriano Fagundes