Monday, March 26, 2007

"Frida" - A Love Story

Tori Nichel's Spring 2007 collection "Viva la Vida", "Live the Life", is inspired by the colorful life, love and sadness Frida Kahlo experienced in her lifetime and conveyed through her art.

Tori Nichel captures the romance and sensuality Frida expressed through her usage of delicate lace, low cut backs and plunging necklines.

Tori Nichel builds on the success of her fall dresses this season by adding printed jerseys and playful cocktail mini's to the offering.

Staying true to her signature tailored details, Tori Nichel continues to expand her intricate pleat details in her jackets and adds mitering to her high waist trouser silhouette.

Tori Nichel on Spring, "I want Tori Nichel's woman to be simply chic in a effortless and understated manner. It's about romance and beauty in a non-girly way."

Shop Spring Tori Nichel

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Tonight: Nacotheque Is Back in NYC

Saturday, March 24th
NACOTHEQUE Spanish-sung alternative party!

(21+ w/ ID)

11pm - 12 am two-for-one drink specials!!
2am - 3am $4 tequila shots!!

RESIDENT DJS: Marcelo Cunning & Amylulita

PACHA MASSIVE promo giveaways y mucho mas from Nacional Records!! (Check out their show @ SOB's on April 4th)

From Manhattan:
* F train to Broadway Lafayette stop and transfer to D train to Grand
Street stop. Start going East on Grand St. towards Forsyth St. Turn
left on Eldridge St.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Two New Spring Arrivals from Geren Ford

The famous bow front dress returns this spring in a soft lightweight textured cotton fabric. Available in Classic White and Green/Grass. This flattering cocktail halter dress features a tie at neck which can be worn in the back, or around the neck and to the side!!!!! It's absolutely breathtaking! One of our favorites for spring!!!!!! Worn here with Geren Fords Wide Clasp Leather.

Pleated Trapeze Dress, from Geren Ford. Available in Black, Flame Red or Pool (Blue).

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Monday, March 19, 2007

Item of the Week: Milk Jumper by Quail

Milk Jumper in Light Cobalt Blue. Short high-waisted skirt with placket on black glossy buttons coming down the back of the skirt. Loose pockets on the side of the skirt that adds a flattering weight to it. read on


Pronunciation: 'kwAl

Function: noun

Inflected Form(s): plural quail or quails

Meaning: Woman, girl.
"Straight From the Fridge, Dad"
-Max Décharné

About the designer:

Melting together luxury fabrication and simplicity, Michelle Nguyen's new line Quail, provides the modern woman with a new twist on timeless classic. Quail launched its first women's collection in Spring 2006 after recognizing the gap in the market for beautifully inspired clothes with an inviting price point. As a native Californian with family roots in Vietnam, Michelle Nguyen has always been intrigued with vintage charm and modern simplicity. From rummaging through antique shows with her mother to spending countless hours in performing arts, she always found an outlet to express herself in unconventional ways.
At the age of 23, Michelle Nguyen's story reads like a designer Cinderella story. Instead of attending a design school, Nguyen graduated from Biola University in Los Angeles, California in 2005 with a degree in Communications. She spent years in school planning a future in public relations while in the mean time, designing, reconstructing, and inspiring those around her. After an internship at the retail chain, The Closet and a Bachelor Degree under her belt, Michelle boldly started Quail. Since then, she has secured accounts with many specialty boutiques around the US and Japan. Her fearlessness and instinctive comprehension of fashion, gave her the right tools to not only exist in this market but succeed greatly.

Friday, March 16, 2007

This Weekend: About Town

Tonight would probably be spent best at home with a good video. Pretend that you are in LA enjoying 80 degree weather instead of mid march slush.
Here are a few recommendations:
BAD INFLUENCE: Michael, a wimpy young executive, is about to get pulverized by a jealous boyfriend in a bar when a handsome, mysterious stranger steps in--and then disappears. Later that night, while jogging, Michael runs into the stranger on a pier. He introduces himself as Alex, and the two go out to an under- ground club. Within a matter of days, Alex wheedles his way into Michael's life and turns it upside down, and Michael doesn't realize that Alex is a dangerous sociopath until it's too late. From the director of LA Confidential. Super 80's Film Noir.
TO LIVE AND DIE IN LA: L.A. branch Secret Service Agent Chance obsessively hunts for counterfeiter Rick Masters, who is responsible for the murder of his former partner and mentor. A dark version of Miami Vice but set in 1985 LA.
LESS THAN ZERO: Clay, an eighteen-year-old freshman, comes back from his first term at a college in New Hampshire to spend his Christmas vacation with his broken-up wealthy family in Los Angeles. His former girlfriend, Blair, is now involved with his ex-best-friend, Julian. She warns Clay that Julian needs help: he is using a lot of cocaine and has huge debts. What follows is a look at the youth culture of wealthy post adolescents in Beverly Hills (1987).



One of our favorite labels is having
a private trunk show & sale event
Saturday & Sunday   March 17-18    Noon-6 PM

Spring 2007 TRANS-SIBERIA EXPRESS has arrived!
Fall 2007 CANADIAN ALPHABET makes its Stateside debut!
Saturday: Sample Sale, Studio Preview & Sweets
Sunday:   Trunk Show, Salon & Savouries
+ Beauty Bar + Informal Modeling + Juice Bar
+ Wax-tique & Body Decoupage
*Shop at Discounted Prices Offered Exclusively Through this Invitation*
*Choose from the Current Spring 2007 Collection Trans-Siberia Express*
*Come Early for the Best Selection of Colors and Styles Not Available in Stores*
*Pre-Order Fall 2007 Canadian Alphabet at Special Pre-Season Price*

Please RSVP via e-mail or 347.225.7287 to
Reserve Your Canadian Alphabet Souvenir Gift!
Cash, Paypal and Personal Checks Preferred, Visa and Mastercard Accepted

March 17, 2007 8:00pm
Since his 1990 appointment as Artistic Director of Spain’s Compañía Nacional de Danza, renowned dancer and choreographer Nacho Duato has transformed the company into a ballet with a personality of its own, by adopting a more contemporary style without neglecting classical precepts. CND2 was created to train and prepare dancers for professional life with a challenging repertory that combines Duato’s own award-winning choreography with the works of young and promising choreographers.
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts, 2900 Campus Road, Flatbush
Single Ticket Price: A: $25 B: $20 C: $15. Multibuy Price: A: $21 B: $17 C: $13. To purchase tickets call 718-951-4500.


"Barcelona and Modernity: Gaudí to Dalí" presents Barcelona as a booming industrial city with conflicting politics and revolutionary works of art, architecture, and design. To explore the relationships among the visual arts, broader cultural activity, and political events of the era, the exhibition is organized in nine thematic sections, beginning with the origins of the Catalan Renaissance. The remaining sections focus on the major artistic movements that followed: Modernisme, Noucentisme, and other avant-garde idioms such as Surrealism, with a final section on works of art influenced by the Spanish Civil War.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Give me Liberty!

Nothing says spring and summer this year more than printed fabrics. One of our favorite prints for the season being those of LIBERTY. First issued in England in the 1890s, Liberty Art Fabrics, as they were once known, featured small-scale motifs, often imitating Indian and Persian fabrics. Nave, exercises some of this liberty nostalgia this spring with their classic long sleeve button downs or their playful puff sleeve version. The prints boast a multitude of the rich color: tomato red, watermelon, coral, crimson, raspberry and fuchsia pink! Yum! And they work so well with whites (white jeans, a cute white a line skirt, or layerd under a sporty jacket). Shop these styles HERE

Wednesday, March 14, 2007


Coven by Brazilian Designer Liliane Rebehy

A promising member of the new generation of Brazilian designers, Coven has once again showed off precisely what a chic summer is going to be made of: art meets girly. For Spring Summer 07, Liliane (recognized as a master of knits) focuses on graphic compositions, working with striped knits, and mixing pure colors in Kokosalakiesque shapes.

Read more about the Coven collection... HERE

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

The Good, The Bad & The Queen

The collaboration between Damon Albarn (Blur, Gorillaz) Danger Mouse (Gnarls Barkley), Paul Simonon (The Clash), Simon Tong (The Verve) and Afrobeat drummer Tony Allen (Fela) played to a sold out crowd last night at Webster Hall. Dressed in fine threads (top hats and pinstripe suits - super Mafioso) they seemed to please the crowd playing many songs from their latest album and managed to create a sort of old time circus atmosphere starting the show with vaudeville-esque sword swallowing and other side show stunts. Paul Simonon was definitely playing the crowd and received a lot of attention from the ladies (most of them surprisingly under 25!) Good Show, Good Album...have a listen

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Rolling Stone's Rock and Roll Circus

The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus is a film released in 1996 of a December 11, 1968 event put together by The Rolling Stones. The event comprised two concerts on a circus stage, and included acts such as Eric Clapton, The Who, John Lennon, Taj Mahal, Marianne Faithfull, and Jethro Tull. John Lennon and Yoko Ono also performed as part of a supergroup called The Dirty Mac, along with Eric Clapton, Mitch Mitchell, and Matthew S. McGuire. It was originally meant to be aired on television, but the Rolling Stones withheld its airing and release.
The Stones contended that they withheld its release due to their substandard performance because they had taken the stage early in the morning and were exhausted. Many others contend that the real reason for not releasing the video was that The Who, who were fresh off a concert tour, upstaged the Stones on their own production. The Stones had not toured in a while and were not in top playing condition, as the Who were. On the contrary, I felt the Rolling Stones put on an amazing performance...Mick Jagger seems in fine form (probably high as a kite)....a must NYC public channel 21 and buy the DVD (and CD) for $125.

Friday, March 9, 2007

This Weekend: About Town

"Body of Work" by Thierry Hupferschmid(Photography)
Opening Reception at Gallery 173-171 Saturday March 10 from 6-8 pm
Others Creators:
Frank Thompson(Photography)
Gary Saint Clare(Graphic Design)
Virginie Sommet (Installation)
Virginie Sommet
Gallery 173-171
173-71 Canal street #5 floor
NewYork, NY 10013

Matinee is having a stoop sale!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Tons of women’s never worn items, many with the original tags from 1971-1973.
 Sweaters, bell bottom pants, skirts- all sportswear items. Modern sizes 8-14
and lots of stuff for a taller woman.
 Where: Matinee – New York
123 Allen Street
(one block west of Orchard, between Rivington & Delancey in the Lower East Side)
When: Sunday, March 11th
12:30 -5 pm

That 70's Show - New York City in the 1970s

Date: Friday, March 9th - April 15th
Time: M–F: 10am–7pm; Weekends: 11am–7pm
Location: The powerHouse Arena (37 Main Street at Water Street, DUMBO)
Cost: Free

A serious who's who of 70's street innovators from Dondi White to Maripol are featured in this decade long retrospective of NYC at the powerHouse Arena. "That 70s Show is an ode to a city long forgotten, a city on the brink of bankruptcy, rife with anarchy, brimming with uninhibited flavor and fearless adventure: New York City in the 70s. The exhibition pays tribute to the people of New York—from the pimps and the pushers to the police and the politicians, the musicians and the artists to everyday citizens—whose perseverance during these years reveals the true spirit of our city. That 70s Show takes us back to a time of crisis and creativity, anxiety and artistry, madness and majesty—when genius burned up the sky like the Bronx on fire."

Thursday, March 8, 2007


About: the film based on the Robert Graysmith books about the real life notorious Zodiac, a serial killer who terrorized San Francisco with a string of seemingly random murders during the 1960s and 1970s

We suggest you see this flick for it's great acting (Robert Downey Jr, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Mark Ruffalo are top notch!), art direction (super 1970's), editing and music....the ending track, Hurdy Gurdy Man, from Donovan gives the film a Scorcese-ish feel.....
Fashion Highlights: Especially for the boys (bow ties, RDJr's flamboyant scarves and perfectly fit jeans, plaid shirts, and quilted hunting jackets) For her: Chloe's simple parted down the middle hair with cute turtlenecks and simple long necklaces)

Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Cheap Mondays

Okay, I'll admit, I was skeptical. Until I decided to just go for it. It was my hubby's bday Sunday and I decided he would be the guinea pig. And guess what, everything you've heard....It's true. Örjan Andersson, the designer of the the Cheap Monday Brand, has managed to find a way to make premium denim cheap. The shop owner noticed that there was a lack of brands providing quality denim at a reasonable price. The trick for keeping them low? The slim fitting jeans, bearing an almost cartoonic skeleton logo come unwashed so they save on costs for washing....and why not? Pay 1.50 to wash your new favorite jeans and you are saving over $100. It almost excuses you buying them in every color! Cheap Monday Jeans for boys are available at one of our favorite boy stores, Odin. $65 a pair.

Monday, March 5, 2007

Style Icon: Veruschka von Lehndorf

Of all the players in Michelangelo Antonioni's cult 1966 film BlowUp, there was one legendary enough to star as herself.

Veruschka - the model whose farout features dominated fashion magazines in the late '60s - appeared for hardly five minutes, but her performance was electrifying.

Announcing herself ("Here I am") at the studio of the David Bailey-esque photographer (played by David Hemmings) barefoot and in a black mini-dress, she proceeded to seduce the photographer's lens by writhing on the floor like a wildcat, while he sat astride her, snapping furiously."

She moves like nobody on earth," Hemmings sighed afterwards.

Saturday, March 3, 2007

Domino Mag Eco-friendly: Vanessa Barrantes's Sophia

Vanessa Barrantes
Peruvian native Barrantes incorporates natural fibers—such as bamboo, which is antimicrobial—into her swingy dresses. Linen "Sophia" - 198.00 - Available online at