Thursday, January 31, 2008

Fun Finds "Open House New York" - Year Around!

Here is a list of some fun things to do in the city from the OHNY news letter:

 2008 OHNY Year Round Programs

openhousenewyork presents programs that enable the public to enjoy OHNY throughout the year.

On Sunday, March 16, bring the entire family for a tour of artist Tom Otterness’ Brooklyn studio. View his new work as he discusses his whimsical and socially contemplative bronze sculptures seen in many public spaces throughout the city.

(You can see some of his  public arts display at the 14th and 8 Avenue subway  A/C/E line. This is call Life Underground, 2004)

Spend the afternoon with Elliott Kaufman, the widely published and renowned architectural photographer and International Center for Photography faculty member. On Saturday and Sunday, April 4 & 5, he will lead two workshops focused on the techniques and approaches of photographing some of New York City’s most interesting buildings and spaces.

Tickets for both programs will be available for purchase online three weeks prior to the event date, so mark your calendars!

OHNY’s complete year-round calendar will be available in February. Check back for details! 

Fun Finds From Fiona (Not really fun taxes but it's free!) FREE WORKSHOP: Tax Saving Tips for Fashion Professionals

Tax Saving Tips for Fashion Professionals:

Freelancers, Stylists, Designers, Models, Retailers and Business Owners

The IRS allows special tax deductions that can save you thousands of dollars

in taxes if you are a freelancer, self-employed or a business owner.

Join us and learn how to save taxes on your 2007 tax filing.

We'll cover the special IRS rules for freelancers, self-employed and business owners.

If you are a:

    * Fashion Model

    * Stylist: Hair, clothing, make-up, fashion

    * Designer: Fashion, Interior, Graphic, Web, Accessories, Wardrobe, Jewelry

    * Merchandiser: Retail or Wholesale

    * Manufacturer: Jewelry, Accessories, Clothing

    * Fashion Professional, salaried, freelance or self-employed or business owner

Don't miss out on learning how to use the IRS's special rules to reduce your tax bill this year.

Thursday, February 7

FIT, Building A, 8th Floor Alcove, 28th Street and 8th Ave., NYC

6:30 to 8:00 pm

Cost: Free of charge, but a valuable investment of your time

RSVP today to:

Free Screening of STEP UP 2 THE STREETS @ Bryant Park Hotel on 2/5

Don't forget to RSVP


My good friend and one of my favorite beat masters Rick Granados djs tonight. check it out if you are in the mood for a mellow night, a nice cocktail and of course good music.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Vintage Fashion Expo - This weekend in Santa Monica, CA

You'll find a lot great deals and vintage clothing from a wide range periods.
This expo happens five times a year.

For more info and location

Nacotheque Tonight @ Lit Lounge, NYC

Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Nacotheque & Nuevos Ricos present
Spanish Go-Go ChulasAnita Gun + Susana Pantera
Hosted by resident DJs Marcelo Cunning & Amylulita
Club LIT (in the basement)93 Second Ave - btween 5th & 6th St. (East Village)New York, NY Doors open @ 10pm - 4am
$5 to enter 21+ to enter / ID required!! $3 tequila shots 10pm - 11pm

For directions click here

About SilverioStraight out of Mexico, DF, Silverio has become an avant-garde icon in Mexico's naco-chic underground music scene. Originally from the Mexican experimental, punk, electro bands, Titán and Lasser Drakkar, Silverio creates new electronic party music with kick ass live shows. The first production of Silverio was released in 2001 and shook the Mexican Family with the extraordinary hit Yepa-Yepa-Yepa. By his second album his Majesty joined Nuevos Ricos Records ranks where he is now creating a new production.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008


Ms. Fetherston is a great designer and she will be having a after-party that will be at the
Rose Bar @ 2 Lexington Ave and it starts about 10 pm,

NYMAG said to expect fans like Kirsten Dunst, Zooey Deschanel, and Karen Elson to swing by and say congrats.

FASHIONABLY CHARITABLE @ Studio 7 - This Friday!

NEW YORK Friday, February 1st, 8 pm, Studio 7, 120 Walker Street, Penthouse 7, $95,

Fashionably Charitable is the ultimate fashion week charity soiree. Groove to a cool DJ and admire the fabulous silent auction items worn by fabulous models. Even more fun – bid on designer clothing in the silent auction – it’s a really good cause! An open bar in a hip intimate loft space, mingling with other young leaders. Everything is designed for a great evening

To buy tickets go here
More information

Monday, January 28, 2008

Brooklyn Museum - First Saturday of the Month on 2/2

Discover Love in the Lunar New Year.

The list below is just some of the events happenings that will take place this Saturday.
There is something for everyone.
For a complete list go to Brooklyn Museum: Target First Saturdays
6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. Music @Hall of the Americas, 1st Floor
Internationally known pipa player/vocalist Min Xiao-Fen's Blue Pipa Trio plays traditional Chinese music, modern compositions, and interpretations of American jazz.
6:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m. Dance Performance @Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor
Acclaimed dance group Keigwin + Company presents the stunning piece, "Love Songs," following vibrant dance solos and a duet by Sounds of Korea. Free tickets (330) are available at the Visitor Center at 5:30 p.m.
8:30 p.m. Film @Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor
See the Oscar-nominated film Eat Drink Man Woman (Ang Lee, 1994, 123 min., NR), about family, love, and bittersweet surprises. Free tickets are available (330) at the Visitor Center at 7:30p.m.
9:00 p.m.–10:30 p.m. Karaoke @Hall of the Americas, 1st Floor
Visitors are invited to sing their hearts out in an unprecedented karaoke session.
9:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m. Dance Party @Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Pavilion, 1st Floor
Salsa the night away with the famous DJ Henry Knowles. Dance lesson begins an hour before

Please note that due to limited capacities, some Target First Saturday programs require tickets. Ticket lines often form 30 minutes before ticket distribution at the Visitor Center located in the Rubin Lobby.

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week - Your chance to win passes!

Time Out New York and Fiji Water is having a contest. 
This is your chance to win passes to see Yigal Azrouel or Organic.
All you have to do is answer one simple question.

How far would you go for these tickets? Would you wear 2008 NYE glasses to the show? Sport shoulder pads in front of Nina Garcia? Think of something embarrassing, to prove how much you want them, and the person with the most impressive answer will win!

Go to link Time Out New York: Survey and answer the question.

Good luck and it ends tomorrow. 

Bar Mitzvah 3/1/08

Studio B is home to crazy parties and this Bar Mitzvah flyer is hilarious.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Naomi Campbell Kate Moss Vogue Magazine Paris February 2008

Kate and Naomi  looking hot!
This should help sell more magazines of the French Vogue and some extra money for the girls too.

Kate Moss and Pete Doherty depicted as murderers by Artist Russell Young

     Kate Moss and Pete Doherty have been 
super-imposed on the  mugshots of moor murderers below.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Gorilla vs bear blogsite

This is a great site for new music  that you can download most of the songs (mp3). It has a lot of new artists such as Mia, Air France, Glass Candy , and Chromatics. I love the remix version  "Running up  that Hill" by Chromatics or  the other one  "Last Night a DJ Saved My Life (Mirage remix) by Indeep.

The website is

To find pass music from older postings, go to notable post. Here is the link below for 2007 favorite songs.


Saturday, January 19, 2008

Dinner and a Movie at the Canal Chapter

This weeks movie, Matthew Barney's "Drawing Restraint 9".

As always, admission is free with a bottle of wine / a dish.

Doors open 8pm.

343 Canal Street
Floor 4
New York City

Saturday, January 12, 2008

oh no, it's a naco night

9 DJS, 10 songs each (de 2007)...I LOVE IT>>>rest up biaches, it's gonna be a long night....

Duran Duran's First TV Appearance in 1981

I stumbled across this on youtube today..insane....check out Nick's afro and the little curly sideburns on Simon Le Bon....check out the crowd...its hysterical...and the whole new romantic look...

Friday, January 11, 2008

Haute List! Lola y Maria on Haute Mimi

Haute Mimi is a new fashion, beauty and lifestyle web log dedicated to all things fabulous. The editors of Haute Mimi, through extensive research, focus on bringing the latest and greatest from the fashion, beauty and lifestyle industries to their readers worldwide, while making it entertaining and pleasing to read. The INTERVIEWS section is really cool, but so is everything else. Love the Graphics and Music. Check out our write up HERE

Judi Rosen Sample Sale

If you don't own a pair of Judi's fab high waisted jeans then this is the time to try to grab a pair. That or one of those cute cheetah tie tops in periwinkle.

Judi Rosen Sample Sale!
Friday 1/11 11a.m.-7p.m.
Saturday 1/12 11 a.m.-7p.m.
Sunday 1/13 12p.m.-4p.m.

The Good The Bad & The Ugly
85 Kenmare Street NY, NY

Thursday, January 10, 2008

APC Surplus, opening in Brooklyn on 1/11/08

This is a great store to stop by.

Location at 33 Grand St, at Kent,

Brooklyn; 347.381.3193

The merchandise they will be carrying will be from previous seasons all at 50-60% off. Even though they will be selling past seasons merchandise, everyone knows France is usually the fashion leader in world. By the time it gets to the store it should be in style in NYC.

Leave a comment if you find any great buys.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Penélope & Mónica Cruz in the new ads for MANGO.

Penélope & Mónica Cruz embrace their masculine side in their latest collection for Spanish clothes chain Mango.

They have designed a 38-piece collection for Mango's new season,
following the success of their first collaboration last summer.

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Break out that acidwash - Unity at HUGS

Pepa's jeans look like my revamped pink acid wash from the Good the Bad and the Ugly!

Art Icon: Patrick Nagel

I first became aquainted with Nagel in my early teens. I wasn't reading playboy (well, I may have snuck a few peeks to see Madonna) but I really discovered his work when he did the cover for Duran Duran's RIO cover. After that I was sucked in and I feel fortunate to have gone to a Nagel show in Sausalito where I begged my mom and dad to buy me one of the gallery silkscreen posters and have it framed for my bedroom. 20 years later, If I were rich I'd have a bigger collection but for now I'm happy with the few that I own. Tip: You can find some really good ones on EBAY.

Playboy Art Icon - 1945 - 1984

Patrick Nagel was born in Dayton, Ohio, but was brought up in the Los Angeles area, where he spent most of his life. He studied art at Chouinard Art Institute, and in 1969 received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from California State University at Fullerton.
Nagel first put his talents to work as a freelance artist; then in 1971, he joined ABC-TV where he produced television graphics for promotion and news broadcasts. After a year, he returned to freelance assignments, accepting commissions from major corporations and magazines, including IBM, ITT, United Artists, MGM, Universal Studios, Playboy, Architectural Digest, Rolling Stone, Oui, and Harpers. The bulk of his work he would end doing for Playboy Magazine.

Beginning in 1976, Nagel began contributing regularly to Playboy, which extended the exposure and popularity of "the Nagel Woman" to a huge and loyal audience. In 1978, he created his first poster image for Mirage Editions. He also painted the cover of rock group Duran Duran's Rio album, which later became a top selling album.

The feeling of Nagel's work is reminiscent of Japanese woodblock prints as well as of Art Deco styling, yet it is completely contemporary and universal in appeal. Some compare it to Edouard Manet's "Olympia". Starting from a photograph, he would create a simplified drawing, then translate the drawing to a painting -- always "simplifying, working to get more across with fewer elements," noted Elena Millie. Bold, dark lines shape perspective out of flat, cool colours and stark white spaces. In some ways it was similar to Norval Morrisseau's paintings.

During his lifetime, Nagel's work was exhibited in several one-man shows; his first exhibition of painting sold out within fifteen minutes. His posters have been collected by such prestigious institutions as the Library of Congress, the Oakland Museum, and the Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts at U.C.L.A. Permanent collections of his work are housed at the Bibliotheque des Arts Decoratifs, Paris, and the Smithsonian Institution. The largest collection of his work belongs to Hugh Hefner and resides in the Playboy Mansion. Among the awards Nagel received were recognition by Communication Arts, Art Direction, and Graphis.

Patrick Nagel died of a heart attack in 1984 at the age of 38. He was heading home from exercising. He was known to smoke heavily, drink and eat a lot of fast food. There is also rumours of drug addiction.

-thanks to art history archive for this info!

November 18ths Nagel Inspired Scoop Neck T-shirt available online at

Thursday, January 3, 2008

"PLANET OF THE APES" exhibition by Dennis Stock. - Paris, France Jan 7-Jan 26 2008

If you are in Paris in the next few weeks, I would recommend seeing this exhibit.
The pictures were taken back in 1967 during the filming of the Planet of the Apes.

Stock’s current exhibition includes a variety of pictures of filmmakers themselves, including Orson Welles, George Lucas, and a much younger Ron Howard.

It will be held at the Colette . For additional information

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

West Add Radio

One of the most exciting discoveries I found over the holiday break was this cool radio station based out of SF where you can download some amazing dj sets. One of my favorite shows is in homage to miss Grace Jones. It's called SLAVE TO THE RYTHYM. DJ Josh seems to be most interested in 70's rare disco (including a whole arabic disco set), early 80's new wave and some cool goth/dance music from the 80's. (Yes, I said the G word) Check it out at

One of the setlists I downloaded: