Thursday, July 31, 2008

Vampire Madness in Manhattan

Not really, just what might be a delicious way to spend the evening. Daft Punk producer Sebastien Tellier will do a dj set.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

project yawnway

This season is filled with nothing interesting so far. Some lame characteratures and a popuri of gals...there is ms. leather, boy leather and suede. Maybe after they weed 'em out it might improve? The fact that the show is moving to LA and over to the lifetime monologues channel disappoints me.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008


The tacos here are great!
Taco Tuesday is located at 137 Essex St, NYC.
Take the F train and get off at Delancey Street station.

Simon Le Bon this weekend at the beach

I can't believe Yasmin let Simon wear these Speedo shorts.
I hope Simon doesn't think he is sexy.
In a list by 'What Not To Wear' ; The tight-fitting swimming trunks beat white socks into second place in a male list.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

LYM Picks for the Weekend - Go, Shop, See


We've still haven't unpacked from our trip, so after finishing some tedious chores and tending to the shop (which by the way is starting their crazy summer sale) we will head out to PS1 to catch DFA/James Murphy and few other fab dj's get it moving on the dancefloor. This is our first trip to PS1 and I'm really curious about all this hype about Olafur Eliasson. People were talking about him in Madrid and I think this is like an extension a show taking place there. Don't forget if you are MOMA member you get in free. Your guest can also cut the scary line and proceed to the front. Sorry, they will have to pay but not waiting in the line is a super treat.

Olafur Eliasson
Reversed Waterfall, 1998

P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center is pleased to present three works from the Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson. All works were previously shown at P.S.1's presentation of the survey Take your time: Olafur Eliasson. These key remaining works include: Take your time (2008), Reversed waterfall (1998), Beauty (1993). On view through September 1.

Warm Up is from 2 to 6pm but it's always nice to go early and check out the exhibits. P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center is located at 22-25 Jackson Avenue at 46th Avenue in Long Island City, Queens, across the Queensboro Bridge from midtown Manhattan. It is easily accessible by bus and subway. Traveling by subway, visitors should take either the E or V to 23 Street-Ely Avenue (note that the V does not run on weekends); the 7 to 45 Road-Courthouse Square; or the G to Court Square or 21 Street-Van Alst. Visitors may also take the Q67 bus to Jackson and 46th Avenues or the B61 to Jackson Avenue.

Kid n Play Blockparty - All Ages! Food, Music and Games at this blockparty to help support the New Design School
Featuring performances from J.Cole, Jade, LOJ & CAMP LO
All Ages - Bring The Kids!
Open Road Park - 439 12th Street, btw 1st Ave and Ave A
**At first I thought this was a show with the real Kid n Play. That would have been hysterical.


BUY 1 Item get 25%, BUY 2 get 50% off, BUY 3 get 75 off!
You do the math!
Lola y Maria, 175 Rivington Street between Clinton and Attorney, 12-8 Saturday and Sunday

20 Peacocks Summer Sale
This cute boutique features chic ties and tops for men's. Be nice and buy your man something.
40% off almost everything in the store (button-down shirts, ties, cufflinks)
When: Ongoing. Tue—Sat noon—9pm; Sun noon—6pm. 20 Clinton St between Houston and Stanton Sts (212-387-8660).


Try their new Summer Watermelon Salad. It's amazing: watermelon, olives, feta. If that doesn't wet your wild go for something over the top like the pork belly sandwich. Spitzer's (corner of Ludlow and Rivington)

We checked our Rayuela's new truly eclectic tapas restaurant on Houston and Allen (where the old LOSIDER diner was).
DOPE! from the food, to the place, to every single detail. YOU MUST GO! Highlights included cocktails like acai, mint and rum and croquettas filled with shrimp, chorizo and aioli.



BUY 1 Item get 25%, BUY 2 get 50% off, BUY 3 get 75 off!
You do the math!
Lola y Maria, 175 Rivington Street between Clinton and Attorney, 12-8 Saturday and Sunday

Shopping Event at THOR
Sweet Tater, Iwona Ludyga, Nellie Partow, and Tucker
Labels: Sweet Tater, Iwona Ludyga, Nellie Partow, and Tucker
Deal: Everything priced less than wholesale; old stock goes as low as $35 (mention Racked for an additional $25 off). Did we mention it's in the THOR penthouse and there's an open bar?
When/Where: Sunday, July 27th from 1pm—sunset. The Hotel on Rivington Penthouse, 107 Rivington St between Essex and Ludlow (no phone).

Ting Tings at Mccarren Pool 3pm to DUSK

!!!! at the Williamsburg Music Hall 8pm

in LA:

American Apparel Flea Market 2pm-Midnight
Awesome DJS, Live Performance by Sebastien Tellier and $1 dollar items
7th & Alameda

Friday, July 25, 2008

The Quarantine of the Ostentatious - BBlessing

The Quarantine of the Ostentatious

The installation of funerary birdhouses investigates the full spectrum of the life cycle of a species. The empty, blackened vessels represent the final stage of the cycle, where a once decadent and ostentatious display has turned sour. The implied narrative, derived from the relics of the process, suggests the presence of plague, the shrouding and mourning of death, quarantine, and the evocative ambiance of absence.

The installation was created and developed by artist/designer Daniel Jackson for BBlessing, and will continue through September.

BBlessing's Summer Sale continues Friday, July 25th
featuring up to 60% reductions on all Spring Summer Collections.
181 Orchard Street, New York, NY 10002

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Attention Uptown Girls: Sangria Free For All

well not free but close to it....$15 all you can drink.....sangria is a wine punch typical from Spain and Portugal (the word means "bleeding" in both languages). No need to fear eh....

Friday July 25th at Unwined on 95th Street btween West End and Broadway

Wallace and Gromit: "Curse Of The Were Rabbit" at the Movies with a View in Brooklyn.

Tonight's Free screening is Wallace and Gromit: Curse Of The Were Rabbit.

The location is at the lawn of the Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park section of Brooklyn Bridge Park. Nearest subways: A/C to High Street; 2/3 to Clark Street; F to York Street. No alcohol or pets are allowed at this event.
Also, it's bike friendly at the movies.
Transportation Alternatives provide FREE valet bike parking.
Pack a picnic or pick dinner at the park; RICE provides delicious dinners on site, bring a plastic tarp covering for the grass, and enjoy the sunset over the NYC skyline.
Let's hope it stops raining for the evening.

Sweet Shopping Event this Sunday

Our dear friend Lupe is doing this event this Sunday. I'm definitely hitting it up before we got see !!! Sunday Night at the Williamsburg Music Hall.

Join us at the Rivington Hotel this Sunday as their tri-level penthouse is transformed into a private sale with
Sweet Tater, Iwona Ludyga, Nellie Partow, Trucker and Mara Carizzo-Scalise

July 27th, 2008

The Hotel On Rivington
107 Rivington St-penthouse
Btw Essex and Ludlow NYC

Shopping, drinks, jacuzzi and sunbathing on the rooftop
Rain or shine ladies, you're safe in two floors indoors

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Hola Mexico Film Festival Starts Today!

Hola Mexico Film Festival

Opening Night Fiesta
The opening night of Hola Mexico will have Mexican food by La Esquina, an open bar DJ's with Nacoteque and Giovnni Escalera • Wendesday, July 23 7:30 pm • The evening starts at Quad Cinema, then moves to the Gallery Bar, 120 Orchard Street, Manhattan •

Llamando a un Ángel
(Calling An Angel)
A mistaken phone call unites three characters who do not know each other, but respond to the same name: Angeles Flores Fuentes. The characters, confused by a desperate message of love, make decisions that change the course of their lives • Wednesday at 7:30 pm • Quad Cinema •34 West 13 Street (between Fifth and Sixth Avenues), Manhattan •

Nacido sin
(Born Without)
The film is an unsentimental portrayal of an armless man who rose to great heights. Norvind organises Flores' story into chapters, beginning with the man with no arm’s life as a street musician, who played a 300+ song repertoire with a harmonica strapped to his head • Thursday, July 24 at 8:15 pm • Quad Cinema •34 West 13 Street (between Fifth and Sixth Avenues), Manhattan •

Familia tortuga (Turtle Family)
First-time Mexican writer/director Ruben Imaz Castro skillfully teases out the selfishness, vulnerability and, ultimately, quiet self-discovery of various family members on the eve of a special day • Thursday, July 24 at 3 pm and Saturday, July 26 at 1 pm • Quad Cinema • 34 West 13 Street (between Fifth and Sixth Avenues), Manhattan •

La Zona
In Mexico, the gap between rich and poor has created a separation both geographically and culturally. In this film, Rodrigo Pla tells the story of a fenced-in Mexico City community that is broken in by burglars during one stormy night • Friday, July 25 at 1 pm and Saturday, July 26 at 8 pm • Quad Cinema • 34 West 13 Street (between Fifth and Sixth Avenues), Manhattan •

Stellet Licht (Silent Light)
Johan and his family are Mennonites in northern Mexico. In violation of the laws of God and man, Johan has fallen in love with another woman • Friday, July 25 at 3 pm and Sunday, July 27 at 1 pm • Quad Cinema • 34 West 13 Street (between Fifth and Sixth Avenues), Manhattan •

Malos Hábitos (Bad Habits)
Stroong characters, who are interconnect by either their deprivation of or infatuation with food, struggle with faith, love and vanity in Bad Habits • Friday, July 25 at 9:30 pm • Quad Cinema • 34 West 13 Street (between Fifth and Sixth Avenues), Manhattan •

3:19 NY Premiere
In this Mexico/Spain production, a group of you ng adults cope with the terminal canccer of their 26-year-old friend Ilan in abiding by his ultimate requests, the friends discover the process of life itself. There wil be a Q & A with the directors after the show • Sundady, July 27 at 6 pm • Quad Cinema • 34 West 13 Street (between Fifth and Sixth Avenues), Manhattatn •

Mejor es que Gabriela no se muera (It’’s Better if Gabriella Doesn’t Die)
Miguel, a writer stuch on a popular telenovela, talks his way out of a ticket by supplying the policeman with ‘inside information’ about a future plotline. Unfortunately, Bracho is a cop with an inflated self-image, and wen Miguel’s tip proves false, the lawman blames Miguel for his loss of face • Sunday, July 27 at 8 pm • Quad Cinema • 34 West 13 Street (between Fifth and Sixth Avenues), Manhattan •

Bajo Juárez:
La ciudad devorando a sus hijas
(Bajo Juárez: The City Devouring its Daughters) In this winner of the 2007 Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize, documentary filmmakers Alejandra Sanchez and Jose Antonio Cordero implement a narrative approach from a uniquely female vantage point as they explore this alarming phenomenon • Friday, July 25 at 9:30 pm • Quad Cinema • 34 WEst 13 Street (between Fifth and Sixth Avenues), Manhattan •

Marianne's got the look

My panties were in a twist when I saw this today on! I just finished reading Marianne Faithfull's autobiography "Faithfull" and I'm completely obsessed. A fantastic read! Aside from being super stylish, she's witty, and so intelligent.

Giant Step EVENT " The Herbaliser DJ Set w/Ollie Teeba" at Hudson Hotel (13 of 20)

Monday, July 28 2008 - 7PM - 11PM21+ w/ID.
Space is limited. Entry is free but strictly rsvp only.
Click here to RSVP. RSVP limited to one person per email.

SHANE & SHAWN present “Ladies Night” - 20% off ALL SHOES!

238 Mulberry Street (btwn Prince and Spring)

From 6pm to 8pm.

Cocktails will be served

Gift Bags filled with great beauty items and spa service gift certificates

Make-up refreshers provided by FRESH

Appetizers by "Ceci Cela" Patisserie

Get a sneak peak at Jillian Lewis’ Fall 08 Collection
Don't forget to RSVP -
This is a great way to start the weekend.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Free Yoga in the Park by Laughing Lotus; Wednesdays from 7-8pm

In partnership with the Chelsea Improvement Company, Laughing Lotus is offering FREE classes on Wednesday. The park is located on 10th Ave between 14th and 15th Streets.
Some mats available - but if possible bring your own!
All levels Welcome!
There is no need to sign up in advance – just show up.
July 23rd – Molly
July 30th - Joe
Aug 6th & 13th - Ashleigh
Aug 20th & 27th – Jen Guarnieri

For more information about Laughing Lotus click below:

Jude Law the new face of Christian Dior fragrance.

Jude Law looking hot in the new ad for Dior.

Thank goodness for photoshot because he doesn't always look that good.

For the boys: John Varvatos Friends + Family Sale.

The sale starts today until Thursday.
Print the invite below and get 70% off on the men's collection.

PS: Don't forget to bring the invite.

Federico Fellini's Nights of Cabiria playing at Walter Reade Theater This Saturday

Nights of Cabiria will be shown twice at the Walter Reade Theater (70 Lincoln Center Plz, 212.875.5600) this weekend.
Once on Saturday 26 July @8:30pm and again on Sunday 27 July @ 4pm..

The film's assistant director, Dominique Delouche, introduces the screening and answers questions about working with the Italian auteur. Delouche served as Fellini’s assistant director on this production, along with Il Bidone and La Dolce Vita. He will be there for the Saturday showing.

For more information or tickets:

Lou Reed brings Berlin to Madrid

Lou Reed will perform his 1973 album ‘Berlin’ in its entirety tonight in Madrid at Conde Duque. This only happens every 30 years so it's a super special event. Sadly, we flew back from Spain yesterday or we would definitely be there. The album revolves around the story of two lovers set against the background of a then exisiting Berlin wall.

The film Berlin by Julian Schnabel, which debut months back at the Tribeca Film Festival should be coming out soon and the film is shot in such a way that you would swear you were sitting there in the concert so if you don't happen to be in Europe the next few weeks you can still check that out.

Final European Tour Dates

July 22 Madrid Conde Duque
July 25 Girona Portaferrada Festival
July 26 Benidorm Bullring ...

Friday, July 18, 2008

Dulcinee Sale

dulcinee summer sale begins friday july 18th - 20-30% off! woot woot
127 Stanton Street
New York, NY 10002
+1 212 253 2534

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Pictures from Paris

now that we've all seen Sienna's tits (last post), let's see what's up in Paris.

Overall, the city hasn't changed so much...except for in the shopping department...chain stores seem to be taken over as they are everywhere. Chanel is still where it's always been (although it seems they've added some extra locations). Best shopping in my mind (if you don't have loads of cash to blow at Lanvin or YSL) is to go to Le Maurais and Oberkampf. Aside from all the well know semi high end french favorites, there were tons of good shoe shops. We saw some familiar brands (for instance Repetto) but it seems the french selection is a bit trendier than I've seen in NYC. I was lusting for some electric blue and black Repettos and neon lace Melissas. I also stopped by the Maud Frizon boutique on Saint Honore. They were having a super sale but of course none of the shoes I wanted were in my size.

Old School

A full block of Chanel on Rue Cambon - I've died and gone to heaven

Pierre Cardin - love it! so retro 60's

New School

Unfortunately COLETTE was closed for renovations. They had a mini pop up in Place de Marche but it is so mini it you can see everything from the window.

Rayban Madness on the Champs. They had every imaginable two tone combination you could think of. 180 euros. Ouch.

Oberkampf had some great vintage shops and it's always nice to stop in Cafe Charbon for a drink or two or three...close by is the Republique area where I stopped by SURFACE TO AIR and picked up an oversized dip dyed tshirt dress and a cute basic polo (they were also having their summer sale). They also had some awesome women's pieces that I have not seen in the US but I cringed when I did the math with the exchange rate. Hopefully Opening Ceremony will be carrying some of this stuff soon and it will probably cost less than in does in Paris!

Surface to Air on Rue Charlot

My last stops in Bastille included a fantastic Vintage shop on Rue de La Roquette - the shop had these two huge clear plastic bags of boots, worn down 501's (great for shorts), and a buttload of black basic Member's only jackets. I could have bought like 20 pairs of boots but there is no way for me to get them home. Oh yeah, and they were having a sale too!

Art in Paris. I had no time to stop inside the Louvre or any other big museum so I decided instead to stop by the Museum of Photography to check out the Annie Leibovitz show that I missed in Brooklyn. Really great, although I felt it was a bit small. Other exhibits showing there were good - pics of Cuba and the cafe looked like a nice stop but I had no time.

As for street art, there was a lot less than I remember. Lots of bad graffiti and a few stencil pieces. Nothing like in Berlin.

Sienna Miller looking wild in Italy.

What happen to her, she went down hill since she left Jude Law?

The old days.

Ludlow 38: STARSHIP – various sketches for leaving the room.Opening on 25 July @ 7pm. FREE ADMISSION!

Magazine Launch & Exhibition

07/25/08 7pm
Opening with DJ Andy Grier (Thieves Like US)

Ludlow 38
38 Ludlow St. (between Grand and Hester) New York, NY 10002
Free admission
Gallery Hours: Friday–Sunday, 12–8pm

The Goethe-Institut New York and Kunstverein München present STARSHIP – various sketches for leaving the room, the latest exhibition at Ludlow 38, a new downtown satellite space for innovative contemporary art.
Under the title various sketches for leaving the room, STARSHIP 11 negotiates several demarcation lines and passage ways of real and fictional journeys through national geographies, public places, and private spaces. The latest issue is the result of a close collaboration with the artist Henrik Olesen.

The magazine launch will be contextualized by a collaborative installation: a suite of possible entrances and exits, reflecting the territorial dialectics of marking off and crossing through, being invited and inviting, being producers and artists as well as being inside or preferably outside.
The exhibition also includes a visual research project on excess and sustainability initiated by STARSHIP: Seinesgleichen geschieht - The Like of It Now Happens, which includes 19 posters and a plastic bag by Simone Gilges, Judith Hopf, Daniel Pflumm, Bless, Nils Norman, Stefan Dillemuth, Christoph Schaefer, Nina Rhode, Sebastian Lütgert, Henrik Olesen, 4000, Michaela Eichwald, Diplomacy in Reflex, Gunter Reski, Klaus Weber, Deborah Schamoni, Florian Zeyfang, Ariane Müller, Martin Ebner, and Hans-Christian Dany

This looks like a really cool event and check out both websites; they are in English
so you don't have to read them in German.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Auf Wiedersehen Berlin, Bonjour Paris

This morning we said Bye Bye to Berlin and hello to Paris.

Colours Vintage Emporium. Climb up the stairs of this huge complex in a back garden in Kreuzberg and you'll find this treasure. Tuesdays they have happy hour 9.99 euros per pound of clothing!