Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Wednesday seems to be the new Thursday....

Go to GBH.TV to get on the list....the free GBH podcast is can download it to your!

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Todosantos perform at NACOTHEQUE tonight at Fontanas

Check out the new tukky bass sound from Venezuela...they are super cute..last time we saw them at 205 they had this crazy neon day glo thing can check them out on

Friday, May 25, 2007

Lola y Maria Insider Sale: Instore and Online 20% off your spring & summer favorites.

Join us this weekend, starting Friday May 25th through Monday May 28th for a special insider sale where you can treat yourself to our new spring and summer collections and get 20% off your purchase.

It's finally time to break out those cute dresses, jumpers, cute shorts and bikinis!!!

For all of you who can't make it to the shop, don't fret! You'll be able shop online the entire weekend up until Monday night! To Redeem your Insider Discount just use coupon code: sweetsale, upon checkout for 20% off your purchase. Lola y Maria offers 2nd dy, Next Day and Same Day Messenger Service to most locations in Manhattan.

Shop and Sip on some Sangria!

In addition to our fab sale, this Saturday from 3pm on we'll be serving up some refreshing Sangria for those of you who can drop by and say hi!!!

Check out other New Arrivals from Geren Ford like her new pleated sleeve trapeze babydoll, the side button shift and the return of the drawstring Kimono Dress in classic solid Slate or Black!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

New Geren Ford Cross Hatch Halter Dress

Geren Ford is a brand that we've come to expect great dresses from and this one is no disappointment. A sexy summer halter with a bronzed ring in the center makes this dress perfect for a hot date. Cutout back keeps it interesting from the rear view and we must mention that everyone's favorite detail is on this dress - pockets!!!! Now Available on line HERE

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Marcelo spinning at Cinemarosa Event Tonight!

Film Screenings & Party Bash!
3:00-5:30 pm Movies: Paris is Burning (J. Livingston), Anthem (M. Riggs), Carmelita Tropicana (E. Troyano), and Rules of the Road (S. Friedrich).
5:30-8:00 pm Party: Dance to the beats of Nachoteque's DJ Marcelo Cunning, Help us blow our 3 Candles, Eat Cake, Drinks, and Surprises!
CINEMAROSA, The Talk of the Town:
Triple Exposure, Time Out NY
Queens' Queer Film Fest, Gay City News
Out On Screen, Now Chelsea

Friday, May 18, 2007

Oh OPORTO!!!!!!!!

The northern capital OPORTO is a paradise for shoppers. There are so many places to shop, whatever your budget. Apparentely, Oporto has a deserved reputation for producing and designing fashion, footwear and jewelery. Some of our favorites finds were in the Santa Catarina Shopping District. The city features some of the best architecture I've's very 1940's meets 1970's but modern at the same time. Super Elegante!!!!

After being a bit overwhelmed by how many shoe stores there are in OPORTO we decided to take in a coffee at the popular Magestic Cafe.

Lots of Spanish Chain Stores like BLANCO.....

Hairsalons just like ours on Rivington...although I think this advertising is much better than some of ours...

The city teatro where we missed out on seeing the opera the tile....

Nothing ends a good day shopping better than an outdoor cafe and a SAGRES cerveja.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Loving LISBON.........

Hiding in the Hills of Bairro Alto we found a few cool shops, although I was sadly suprised to find out most don't carry Portuguese labels!!!!!!!

Sneaker Delight on Rua do Norte, 32...carries hard to find styles similar to ALIFE and has a DJ after 7pm...and really cool art on the walls.


Fun Comic book style tiles in the LISBON Metro.....


An AD for MANGO in the Mondrian themed OLAIAS METRO station
Everyone seems to be jumping on the bandwagon in the whole celebrity designs for big SHOP....Milla Jovovich is currently debuting a collection for Spanish chain MANGO...super cute Kate's designs for BARNEY hands down.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

On the Road: Madrid and Lisbon

Apologies in not updating our blog sooner. We had a few technical glitches: no internet the past two days at the hotel!!! Well, we are now up and running (we actually had to change hotels).

We spent Saturday afternoon at some of our favorite shops in madrid: The DELI ROOM and FRANKA. For the past few years, the DELI ROOM has made a name for itself by showcasing hot young Spanish designers like Miriam Ocariz, Ailanto, Jocomomola, Josep Font and much more. We scored a fun tshirt by Miriam Ocariz and managed to resist temptation or we would have bought two. Upsetting as it is the dollar won't buy squat and the price of clothing is only rising in Madrid. The tshirt was 64 euros...the second one was lovely but at 106.00 it was bit steep for us.

Plus we wanted to save room for FRANKA where we found a faux snakeskin zip up jacket with short sleeves. FRANKA carries labels from Argentina. Super cute stuff that doesn't cost and arm and a leg. The cropped jacket from DELACRUZ was well worth the 96 euros and I'm hoping we can contact the label so that we can carry the label at Lola y Maria!!!!!! If anyone out there knows how to get in touch with them please let us know!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday shops are closed in Spain, except for FNAC and the outdoor flea market called the RASTRO...hoards of people go to the RASTRO on Sunday mornings where you can find antiques, records, clothing and other random items. We did find a cute stand with some tshirts.

Saturday, May 12, 2007

B-Clothing from Bogota

B-clothing is an independent creative group from Bogota, Colombia. Their collection of tshirts includes original screenprints like neon pink robots, flourescent green guitars and and an especially freaky haunted house print. All tshirts are handmade and are now available online.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Jocomomola by Sybilla - Bathing Beauties!!!

If you haven't picked up your summer bikini, now is the time to do so!!!!!! Now available online at!

Need an excuse to wear that new bikini? How about at the indoor pool bar at the QT?

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Independent Cuban Filmmakers invite you....

The Gabriel Project
and independant Cuban Filmmakers
invite you to band with them on

May 15th 2007
6-10 PM

on the 1st Floor of
Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center
at 107 SUFFOLK STREET (at Rivington Street)
New York, NY 10002*

DINE: Authentic and Traditional Cuban Food

DANCE & DELIGHT: To the live Cuban dance music of la Bola

DRINK: Beverages, Wine & Beer (cash bar)

and DISCOVER: The Mystery of the power---

Discover the mystery of the power within the legendary tradition of
the cigar and its Cuban origins in SMOKESCREEN A CUBAN MYSTERY in a
new film by MARILYN PEREZ.

original music by PAQUITO d RIVERA, we meet PEDRO JUAN GUTIERREZ, the
prolific and charismatic Cuban writer living in Havana. He is the
author of the international sensation, DIRTY HAVANA TRILOGY.

Come DINE, DANCE, DRINK space(cash bar), DELIGHT AND DONATE while you
enjoy previewing selections from these films which will be shown
throughout the evening.

SMOKESCREEN A CUBAN MYSTERY the film gives a wistful look upon Cuba.
By doing this, we hope that others pass through the metaphorical smoke
and reclaim our former good relations, symbolized by the cigar, lost
for almost half a century. What divides is a smokescreen. Who will
cross this divide?

ANIMAL TROPICAL IN MONTREAL is a documentary film shot in Montreal
where this controversial Cuban author is invited to visit and in
Havana, where PEDRO JUAN GUTIERREZ writes his books. Is it pornography
or is it prose and who cares and why?

Your attendance at this event and your donation will continue the
support for these impactful films. The post-production completion
dates rest on raising an additional $50,000 in total.
Admission: Minimum $25.* donation.
All admission and contributions may be prepaid through Paypal at For info and future events, contact
917-538-2276 *(Contributions of $100. or more is fully tax deductible.)

DIRECTIONS: By Subway, take F, J, or M train to ESSEX/DELANCY
(Neighborhood Parking Convenient.) Walk to corner of SUFFOLK &
RIVINGTON enter half block in at 107 SUFFOLK STREET.

Sunday, May 6, 2007

Dulce Pinzon "Superheroes" Show at BPL

On display from Tuesday, April 24, through Saturday, June 16

Brooklyn, NY, April 18, 2007 — The following exhibition at BPL’s Central
Library, located at Grand Army Plaza, are free and open to the public. For
more information on this location, please call 718.230.2100.

The Real Story of the Superheroes, in the Grand Lobby, features photos of
Latino immigrant workers in New York dressed as superheroes. The artist,
Dulce Pinzón, believes they are unrecognized heroes. They work hard for very
low wages, which they save at great sacrifice to send to families and
communities in Mexico who rely on it to survive. Pinzón was born in Mexico
City and has exhibited her work around the world. She was the winner of the
Jovenes Creadores grant in 2002 and a fellow in photography from the New
York Foundation for the Arts in 2006.

Saturday, May 5, 2007

Allice Roi Pop Up Store

If Alice is your thing, you may want to stop by the pop-up store, open through Sunday. The invite says nothing over 350.00 and you can get a free Max Factor gift bag with purchase. We checked it out yesterday. Cute stuff, but don't expect sale prices.This isn't a sample sale. Highlights: Some Cute Vests, Babydoll Dresses and White Shirtdresses...

If you want to get a deal, stop by MODERNICA where they are having a huge FURNITURE liquidation sale. I hope they aren't moving!!!!!! On Friday, there were still some really nice pieces and most are 75% off or more.

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

New Shop in the LES!!!!!!! Travessia's Grand Opening Party

WHAT: Travessia's Grand Opening

WHERE: Travessia
105 Eldridge St. between Broome and Grand

WHEN: Thursday May 3rd

WHY: Travessia is a gallery and boutique fusing visual arts and creative apparel in an
interactive experience

The Canal Chapter presents Sex, Drugs and Violence

New York, NY (April 2007) – With the cultural influence of writers such as J.G. Ballard and Cormack Mc Carthy, the films of David Lynch and Quentin Tarantino, the rise of ultra-violent first person shooter games such as the Grand Theft Auto franchise and Doom, the onset of Gangster Rap as the accepted theme music for urban culture, and the graduation of unarmed fighting on broadcast prime-time TV to mixed martial arts, anything goes bloody submission matches, it must be realized that the ideas of the 60's that were previously represented by the love and peace axiom, Sex, Drugs and Rock and Roll, has been replaced by a culture heavily saturated with violence, pornography and war. Violence has become the new rock-n-roll in a culture where even the last great rock star of our time, Kurt Cobain who headed his super-group Nirvana in the 1990's, decided to end his life by blowing his head off with a shotgun. This, coupled with the ramifications of the political constructs created by the 9/11 terrorist attacks on international political spheres of influence, has produced new forms of fear and lust in the modern human. These factors add up to produce the maxim of this show, Sex, Drugs and Violence as an anthem to be used as a defining slogan of the 21st century. The artists represented here in this show have created new work for this exhibit using such diverse media as drawing, painting, video, sound art, photography, collage and sculpture in order to delve deeply into the chaos that is our modern existence.

Curated by Michael Anderson

May 2nd – May 25TH, 2007

Opening Reception, Wednesday May 2nd 6 – 8pm


Tuesday, May 1, 2007


FRIDAY, MAY 4th at Secret Project Robot...
Cherry Blossom Circus Mayhem and Delight!!!!!!

Come one, come all to the first night of Williamsburg Fashion Week! Treehouse and fellow local boutique Sodafine are joining forces to bring you "Cherry Blossom Circus", the fashion show to dazzle all fashion shows. This japanese-inspired circus will tempt with fire-dancers, performing poodles, lion-tamers, stilt-walkers and more that we aren't at liberty to divulge... and they'll all be wearing wares from designers found at Sodafine and Treehouse. Watch them reveal the handmade and one-of-a-kind creations that make both of these Williamsburg boutiques such unique the most delightful way! Participating designers include Feral Childe, Laurel Wells, Bobbi, Hubris and Homefries, Popomomo, Margarita Saplala, Sirius, Hodge Podge and more!

Marvel at the explosive color, sights and sounds!
Celebrate all the mad creativity blossoming in Williamsburg this spring!!!

When: FRIDAY, MAY 4th at 7:30 pm, fashion show starts at 8:30
Where: Secret Project Robot at Monster Island
210 Kent Ave at Metropolitan Ave
MAP: click here

p.s.: it's free! and there'll be drinks! and bellydancing fashion and after-party dance-party afterwards.... so super-duper enticing... bring a hot date! or find one!