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Accessorize Your Life With XSRE (#XSREgirl Casting Call Event)

November 27th, 2012 by Christen



This past weekend (also known as one of the biggest shopping weekends in the country) – I was invited to check out one of the largest accessory superstores in the tri-state area. XSRE (aka Accessory) is one of many colossal accessory superstores in the New York / New Jersey area that caters to a true fashionista. The moment I arrived to the Paramus, NJ location my face lit up with excitement as I feast my eyes upon the XSRE accessory super store taking up over 20,000 square feet with more fashion goodies than I could’ve ever imagined.




As soon as you walk through the entrance the first thing you’ll notice is that each section of the store is divided by styles, trends and this season’s hautest colors. From trendy aisles of oxblood, seductive lace infused looks, areas of whimsical bohemian styles and even an oasis of rocker chic ensembles – XSRE doesn’t just have accessories, they also have aisles of apparel, shoes, smartphone accessories and more.
















After combing each aisle and countless trips to the dressing room, I was able to score a couple of accessories and get stylish for the XSREgirl casting call of the day!

Wearing a peek-a-boo maxi dress coupled with a brown leather jacket, riding boots and a leopard print hat – I was ready to have some photogenic fun! Check out some of the fun I had during my shoot below and find out how you can enter the XSRE Girl casting call at the XSRE nearest you!
XSRE is holding a casting call to find the next fresh face to join the XSRE girls! XSRE will have a stylist and professional photographer in the store taking photos of anyone who wants to try out. One girl (per store) will be named an XSRE girl & will be awarded a 6-month modeling contract and a monthly $100 giftcard to XSRE. Every girl will have a chance to win a giftcard by encouraging their friends to “like” the photo of them on the XSRE Facebook page during a 1 week period after the photos posted: $500 giftcard for the most likes; $250 giftcard for 2nd place; and $100 giftcard for 3rd place. Check out XSRE below for the casting call dates and locations near you.
With most apparel and accessories reasonably priced under $50 – it doesn’t take a lot of cash to cash in on some stylish steals.  Don’t believe me, check out a few of my favorite pieces hauled away from XSRE.  Here’s a sneak peak at just some of my scores from XSRE including my titanium & gold arm candy, faux leather skinnies & studded / silver knuckles iPhone cases!  With all the fab finds found at XSRE, it’s no secret that his store is sure to see more of me very, very soon.
For more photos from my XSRE shopping experience, check out the gallery below!
*Disclosure* This is a sponsored post in conjunction with Blogger Connection. XSRE has provided this site with sponsorship, however all opinions are 100% own of




The Microsoft Surface Could Be The Tablet That Dominates Them All…

October 25th, 2012 by Christen

After a morning filled with Windows 8 news, views and reviews from Pier 57 in New York City – we’re surprisingly astonished at how impressed we are by the new Microsoft Surface tablet.  With a full review coming soon, we wanted to give you a taste of the new Microsoft & how it’s stepped up it’s “coolness” factor with the new lively commercial ad for the Surface tablet below…

WARNING: This video may contain pop-locking schoolgirls inappropriately dancing to a dubstep beat… (You’ve been warned.)


Have you heard the latest buzz about Windows 8 or the Surface? Are you interested in upgrading or waiting it out for reviews first?

Wild Shoe Wednesday: Rodarte’s Medieval-Inspired Spring 2013 Collection

September 26th, 2012 by Fashion Staff

Rodarte has stolen our hearts with the shoes from their Spring 2013 collection. This chunky heel platform sandal that hits at the ankle came in a variety of brilliant colors to tantalize our senses and stimulate our fashion eye.



Yellow, grey, and black with a reflective metallic patch on the front graced a pair of heels while a softer, more feminine peach color paired with black and metal hardware on a strap right above the toes exposes more of the foot.


This is the perfect shoe for looks that has a lot more edge and creativity behind them seeing as that they were featured in a collection inspired by dungeons and dragons. Does this futuristic shoe have a future gracing your fashion-forward closet? Sound off below and let us know.



New York Fashion Week Explodes (and Almost Breaks Twitter?) #NYFW

September 14th, 2012 by Tech Staff

Whether you attended any shows during New York Fashion Week or were entertained via Instagram, Facebook or Twitpics, you’ve contributed to one of the biggest, fashionable social media explosions via Twitter EVER!  Twitter volume about New York Fashion Week, which ended Thursday, was up a third from Fashion Week in February and double compared to the number of tweets sent during Fashion Week in September of last year, according to New York-based social media agency Whispr Group.

Total tweets numbered above 670,000. It was largely an American affair: 72% of tweets originated in the U.S., followed by the U.K. with 5%.

Victoria Beckham, who showed in New York for the first time this season, captured the most attention with 17,173 tweets, followed by Marc Jacobs, whose livestream was hosted by popular fashion blogger Leandra Medine. Diane von Furstenberg, who surprised audiences by trotting Google Glass down the runway, took the third spot above Alexander Wang.

NYFW: Michael Kors Spring 2013 Back To Basics With Colors & Stripes

September 14th, 2012 by Fashion Staff


If embracing strong color blocking and tailored stripes similarly to those of the 60’s are eye catching to you, then the Michael Kors 2013 Spring line is the way to go! The clothing kept a simple sleek style while incorporating popular classic looks form the 60’s that are catalogue fashionable today. Navy blue was the dominate color of the show, along with red, green, whites and there were pieces in the line that were a majority of bright yellow.

Consisting largely of preppy rugby stripes on bodysuits, pullovers, trousers and coats, this collection was heavy on the stripes yet delivered some of the Michael Kors constructive silhouettes that you know and love.   Wondering which celebs you may spot wearing these looks next season?  We’re betting on Ellen DeGeneres, since she has the style to wear select looks found in this fashion show as well as Anne Hathaway.  What do you think?




US Weekly Names 25 Most Stylish New Yorkers… Do You Agree?

September 14th, 2012 by Fashion Staff

Wednesday night, US Weekly celebrated their coveted list of 25 Most Stylish New Yorkers at STK in New York.  Gracing the coveted list included TODAY co-host Hoda Ktob, 50 Cent, Olympian Ryan Lochte and more!  Check out the full list and celebrity arrivals below…

Tons of celebs (both honorees and supporters) attended the celebration & we’re curious to know if you think everyone on this list deserved their spot.  Check out a few of the red carpet arrivals below and cast your vote of the hottest of the 25 Most Stylish honorees…

Double duty honorees Adrienne Bilon and Julessa Bermudez


Dapper rapper & mogul Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson arrives in style!


Kelly Kapowski aka Tiffani Thiessan is one of US Weekly’s 25 Most Stylish


The hilariously funny and E! Fashion Police Captain Joan Rivers


Supermodel Coco Rocha


Olympian Ryan Lochte


Do you approve of US Weekly’s 25 Most Stylish list?  Did they miss anyone?  Share your most stylish New Yorker nominee below…

NYFW: Boy Meets Girl Spring 2013 Is Forever Young

September 14th, 2012 by Christen

Presented by Lockerz, one of my highly anticipated shows had to be Boy Meets Girl Spring 2013 runway show by Stacey Igel.  Boy Meets Girl shows are always fun, filled with surprises and this season was no exception.  Filled with fashion bloggers, celebrity stylists & celebs themselves, the Metropolitian Pavilion was buzzing with excitement as Wyclef Jean, Rosario Dawson and more graced the red carpet for photos.

Rosario Dawson arrives for the Forever Young Boy Meets Girl show


Olympian Susan Francia & Wyclef Jean swap bling on the red carpet


Boy Meets Girls designer Stacey Igel, Wycelf Jean & Rosario Dawson strike a pose!

The moment the music dropped, models pranced down the runway in relaxed tees featuring the classic Boy Meets Girl silhouette and turned the show into an instant fashion party!









With performances by Wyclef Jean, Chris Cabb and Jarina De Marco the runway show doubled as a concert and full out fashion bash!

Chris Cab and Wyclef Jean performance during the Boy Meets Girl Show


Introducing Jarina De Marco during her amazing show performance



Wyclef Jean, Jarina De Marco, Chris Cab and Stacey Igel strut down the runway…



Boy Meets Girl designer Stacey Igel takes a bow for an amazing show!


Looking for more behind the scenes Boy Meets Girl action?  Check them out online at

Source: Allison Joyce/Getty Images North America)

HP & Anya Ayoung-Chee Highlight Fashion & Technology During New York Fashion Week!

September 14th, 2012 by Christen

One of my favorite highlights during New York Fashion Week had to be the HP Style event featuring an exclusive preview of Project Runway winner Anya Ayoung-Chee’s Spring runway collection.  HP was back in New York for Fashion Week helping Anya Ayoung-Chee unveil her first collection since winning Project Runway Season 9 and the Intel & HP design challenge.

Anya gave guests a personal tour of her new Spring 2013 collection – “Carnival of Colour”.  The collection, inspired by the eclectic Harlem area of New York City features beautiful bursts of colorful jumpers, floor length gowns & jackets.





Talk about a fun afternoon filled hors d’oeuvres and drinks at Morimoto NYC! Top fashion bloggers and stylists came together to fuse technology and fashion by styling her collection on HP’s newly announced HP PCs and designing custom textiles with HP TouchSmart PCs like the designers on Project Runway.

“Don’t I look completely engulfed in the designing process? This is serious business!”

This was my first time ever designing textiles, specifically using the HP TouchSmart PC and I have to say, it was super easy and super fun.  I decided to create a D&D inspired textile using gold & black colors…After creating my design, I got a chance to print it out and create my very own custom Starbucks tumbler similar the this one below…


In addition to textile design, I got a chance to style a few of Anya’s “Carnival of Colour” looks via Polyvore for a chance to win an HP Pavilion dv6 PC with Beats Audio.  (Check out all the styled looks on Polyvore via the #HPStylesAnya hashtag.)




The fun continues well after the event, right now you can check out the textile designs on HP’s facebook page, all of the styled looks on Polyvore as well as more photos from the event too.  Looking for more of Anya’s collection?  Check out

‘Scatter My Ashes At Bergdorf’s’ Screening Celebrates 111 Years Of Fashion

September 13th, 2012 by Christen


Bringing New York Fashion Week to a close, New York’s fashion elite emerged from a week of shows & presentations to come together in celebration of Bergdorf-Goodman’s 111th Birthday and film screening at Paris Theatre. ‘Scatter My Ashes At Bergdorf’s’ presented by Cadillac is a 90-minute documentary that paints a portrait of Bergdorf’s past, present and future.

If you’re anything like me, the moment you step into 5th Ave and into Bergdorf-Goodman’s you feel overwhelmed from the sheer force of luxe fashion royalty gracing each floor (then you take a look a a price tag or two and reality quickly sets in…) However, there is no doubt that no other retailer can match the luxury that Bergdorf’s provides thousands of New Yorkers, tourists & foreign clients daily.

Including a collection of 175 of its directors, clients, employees, designers and wannabe designers share their experiences and fondest memories of New York’s finest retailer of glamour, sophistication and fashion. Directed by Mathew Mielle, the film also included guest appearance by iconic designers Michael Kors, Dianne Von Furstenberg, Vera Wang and more.


Posing with the Bergdorf Goodman Cadillac

Following the screening, guests including June Ambrose, Bevy Smith and more were treated to an exclusive post shindig next door at Bergdorf-Goodman’s.


After the party it’s the AFTER PARTY…BG style!



President of Ken Panton & EIC of Sekou


20120913-171541.jpg’s Geneva S. Thomas



Bergdorf Goodman’s after party was a huge hit!



To learn more about the film visit Bergdorf’ Goodman’s blog here.



Common & Fergie Rocks New York Fashion Week With Case-Mate

September 13th, 2012 by Tech Staff

Common rocks the crowd at Best Buy Theatre in New York City

Wednesday night, Case-Mate redefined mobile fashion during New York Fashion Week at ShowCase – hosted by Fergie and Quddus, with a live performance by Common featuring beats by DJ Mia Moretti.

During the official launch of Case-Mate’s “Right Case. Right Occasion.” global marketing campaign guests enjoyed music, fashion and glamour, along with riveting previews of Czar, the SS ’13 collection from Bravo’s “The Fashion Show: Ultimate Collection” contestant Cesar Galindo and styles from other up-and-coming designers.

Fergie greets the crowd at Best Buy Theatre in New York City

Fergie and Common rocked it out as the hosts, while Common killed his performance, which included a freestyle session. Mia Moretti spun a great DJ set while Case-Mate’s hottest mobile cases were paired with looks from Cesar Galindo’s Spring 2013 CZAR collection.  Not only were guests treated with an awesome concert, but many also walked away with a giftbag filled with goodies including Case-Mate iPhone cases, a travel valet and more!  Check out a few red carpet & event pics below!

Common  arrives at ShowCase in New York City 

 Fergie  arrives at ShowCase in New York City

 Designer Cesar Galindo  arrives at ShowCase in New York City

A model highlights extraterrestrial style during the ShowCase event… 

Common surprises a superfan with a personal on stage performance & kiss…


credit: Zimbio



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