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Celebrate The New Year At These Top NYE Party Picks

December 28th, 2012 by Lifestyle Staff

Everyone knows that New Years Eve is the one night of the year, besides Halloween, when letting go of inhibitions is not optional, but in fact mandatory. If you are like most of us, still pondering on what you want to do to bring in the New Year with loved ones, search no more. We have found the best of the best and combined them all into one place.

Here are the top five things you can do in the top five cities across the nation on December 31st to welcome 2013!

Los Angeles

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1. NYE Hollywood Block Party

1710 N. Las Palmas Blvd, Hollywood CA 90068

3 of LA’s Hottest Clubs: Premiere Supper Club, Angels and Kings, and Las Palmas, unite to bring you Hollywood’s BIGGEST New Years Eve Party! With discounts offered to groups of 5 and 10 or more… you may want to gather up some friends, pick out your outfit and hit the town. There’s still time to get discounted tickets but they are sure to sell out soon!

 

2. Greystone Manor NYE Party– “The Grand Ball | A Black Tie Affair”

643 N La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90069

“THE GRAND BALL – A Black Tie Affair” is paying homage to the nostalgic era of old Hollywood Glamour and Decadence. Toast your champagne glasses at the stroke of midnight and dance all night to the eclectic music of Los Angeles’ Best Open Format DJ and Greystone Resident Devin Lucien!

 

3. Together as One Shrine Expo Hall,

649 West Jefferson Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

Together as one is an 18-and-over event that will be back in LA this year at the Shrine Expo Hall. They’re also throwing a pre-NYE party the night before with a 2-night party option.

 

4. A Midnight Kiss for New Year’s at Wyndham OC

3350 Avenue of the Arts, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

This event promotes itself as the most romantic New Year’s party in the OC. The event features three party rooms and an open bar.

 

5. OC Fair NYE Block Party OC Fair & Event Center,

88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Held at the Orange County Fair Grounds, this event does not require any black ties and will feature a stage for every decade from the 60’s to the 90’s with tribute bands and DJs. There will also be a Demolition Derby in the arena, a gaming room with chips for prizes, rides and gourmet food trucks on hand to feed the masses.

New York

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1. New Years 2013 at Santos Party House

96 Lafayette St., New York NY 10013

Designed as a concert hall, dance club and lounge, this triple threat venue has proven over and over again that it is the place to be. The focus at Santos Party House this New Years Eve is only on one idea: for people of all dances to revel in his house. Hipsters, funkers, beat-rockers, suits, dresses, skinnies and mini’s are all welcome to join in on the festivities. Celebrating New Years 2013 at Santos Party House is about letting go, starting fresh and indulging in the 5-hour premium open bar.

 

2. 2nd Annual New Year’s Eve Comedy Festival at AMC 34th St.

312 W. 34th St., New York NY 10001

Partying isn’t the only thing New Yorkers can do on NYE. For those looking to welcome 2013 with a good laugh, the 2nd Annual New Year’s Eve Comedy Festival at AMC 34th Street is the place to be! Featuring favorite comedians and up and coming jokesters, you’ll howl into the new year with joy, and make merry with a 7-hour premium open bar.

 

3. New Years 2013 at Times Square

West 40th – 53rd Streets, New York, NY

Times Square is the epicenter of the largest, most highly anticipated New Year’s Eve celebration on the planet! 1904 marked the first New Year’s Eve celebration in Times Square saluting the opening of the New York Times headquarters located at One Times Square. Over a century later, be part of 2013 history.  Join Christen & Verizon Wireless as we celebrate top memorable moments of 2012!  Tag your photos, tweets and more with #My2012Moment and you could appear on MTV’s Video Billboard in Times Square during our NYE celebration!

 

4. 1st Annual New Year’s Eve Silver Screen Festival at AMC 34th St.

312 W. 34th St. New York NY 10001

This is another alternative night to celebrate a new year. Film enthusiasts can celebrate New Year’s Eve in the company of Audrey Hepburn, Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, Humphrey Bogart, Marilyn Monroe, Gregory Peck and plenty more of the world’s most timeless movie stars as we present the 2nd Annual New Year’s Eve Silver Screen Festival at AMC 34th Street. Favorite classic films will play through the night, and guests can indulge in a 5-hour premium open bar, featuring unlimited wine and champagne.

 

5. See Live Music at a Variety of Venues

I’m sure you’ve heard about Jay-Z and Cold Play performing at the Barclays… and unless you want to pay thousands of dollars for a ticket on StubHub, you’d probably be better off checking out some other options to see live performances in NYC this December 31st. Here’s a few you may want to check out:

Concert: HOLY GHOST! with Midnight Magic and DJ Matt Cash

Venue: Brooklyn Bowl (Brooklyn, NY)

 

Concert: Nas with Elle Varner

Venue: Radio City Music Hall (NYC)

 

Concert: RJD2 with Chrome Sparks and Com Truise

Venue: Gramercy Theatre (NYC)

Miami

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1. Cirque de New Year’s Eve at Segafredo Brickell

1421 S. Miami Ave., Miami, FL 33130

Segafredo Brickell is offering a special! Cirque de New Year’s Eve show. It features a 3-Course dinner, glass of champagne upon arrival, New Year’s countdown, Lounge Music by Resident DJ Diego Harispe, and entertainment by Tony’s Circus.

 

2. Bayfront Park’s New Year’s Eve

301 N. Biscayne Blvd. Miami, FL 33131

Bayfront Park is the place to be for the largest FREE party in South Florida! A Dance Party with Tony the Hitman and count down to midnight with Miami’s own, “La Gran Naranja” (formerly The Big Orange)! At the south end of the park, this New Year’s Eve icon will slowly ascend the side of the InterContinental Hotel, reaching the top at midnight in conjunction with a grand display of fireworks shot over beautiful Biscayne Bay, and is also named One of the Top 10 Places in the World to Ring in the New Year by USA Today and MSN.

 

3. New Years 2013 at CAMEO, Live Performance by Future

1445 Washington Ave., Miami Beach FL 33139

Cameo has one of Miami biggest New Years Eve celebrations as we ring in 2013 in true South Beach style. Featuring multiple levels and a glamorous interior, Cameo brings you NYE 2013 with a live performance by FUTURE and 3-hour Open Bar.

 

4. New Years 2013 AT SoBe Live

1203 Washington Ave., Miami Beach FL 33139

SoBe Live is voted #1 Hip Hop Venue by the Miami New Times in 2012 and voted #1 Hip Hop venue in the nation by VH-1 two years in a row.  With a choice of a Regular open bar or Premium open bar ALL NIGHT LONG, a gourmet cuisine buffet, a $5,000 Balloon Drop and music by BET DJ Q45, SoBe Live is a great place to be on NYE.

 

5. New Year’s Eve Party at DisneyQuest® Indoor Interactive Theme Park

This is not exactly Miami, but it is an alternative option for folks that plan to be in Florida and may want to steer away from the night life to something more family oriented. Celebrate New Year’s Eve fun-filled evening includes access to all DisneyQuest attractions and video games, including CyberSpace Mountain, Pirates of the Caribbean: Battle for Buccaneer Gold and the Fix-It Felix console games from the Disney film Wreck-It Ralph, available for a limited time only, meet-and-greets with some of your favorite Disney Characters, 2 DJ dance parties, complete with party favors, a New Year’s Eve countdown and a confetti drop at midnight, and a meal.

 

Las Vegas

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1. PURE Nightclub – New Year’s Eve Hosted by Nicki Minaj

Caesars Palace, Las Vegas NV 89101

PURE Nightclub inside Caesars Palace welcomes club goers to ring in the New Year with multi-platinum recording artist Nicki Minaj as she hosts an unforgettable affair. The rapper, songwriter and television personality will throw a boisterous party as she leads the countdown to midnight and celebrates with partygoers at Las Vegas’ top mega-club.

 

2.Hyde Bellagio

3600 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas NV 89101

The ultra-exclusive HYDE BELLAGIO is located on the water with unparalleled strip views and under the glow of the fireworks at midnight. Expect a night filled with celebrity surprises and performances. Open format and eclectic sounds provided by NYC’s own Mick Boogie. Open bar selection till 12 a.m. and a champagne toast at midnight. Also, the very handsome Common will be in the house with a live performance.

 

3. Fireworks on the Strip

No admission cost is required for this one. Just take up some space on the strip and you’re set. The sky over the Las Vegas Strip explodes in an extravagant show of sound and light with fireworks coordinated from the rooftops of the MGM Grand, Planet Hollywood, the Flamingo, the Venetian, Treasure Island, Circus Circus and Stratosphere.

 

4.  TOA Nightclub with J. Cole

Vegas’ latest “it” club provides a packed house every night and more celebrity appearances than a Hollywood red carpet event. On NYE, DJ Vice will be providing hip-hop and rock mash ups for partygoers. J. Cole will also be hosting so it is sure to be a good time!

 

5. Moon Nightclub Las Vegas

Moon is a nightclub that will make you feel like you are dancing in the stars. Located in Palms Casino Resort, the music in the club is a mix of hip-hop, mash-ups, and rock. Stylish nightlife attire is required. Wynter Gordon; DJ Jazzy Jeff and Wynter Gordon with Mikeattack and Exodus will be holding down the venue.

 

Atlanta

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1. NYE in the ATL 2013 – New Year’s Eve

4355 Ashford-Dunwoody Rd, Atlanta, Georgia 30346

RAAP Network Atlanta is hosting NYE in ATL, a four day-long event for young professionals in Atlanta, which ends with a celebration of the new year. The event includes a Meet and Greet on Friday, Vegas Night on Saturday, concert and after party on Sunday leading up to the bash to bring in 2013.

 

2. Peach Drop 2013

50 Upper Alabama St SW, Atlanta, GA 30303

The 24th annual Peach Drop is a full day of family fun and an evening of top-notch entertainment! As 2013 nears, the main stage will light up with live performances and the 800 pound Peach will begin its descent just before the clock strikes midnight. Packed full of excitement, the Peach Drop is Atlanta’s favorite way of ringing in the New Year! Over 100,000 visitors are expected to ring in the New Year at Peach Drop 2013.

 

4. Legendary NYE Bash

5851 Buffington Rd Atlanta, GA 30349

Experience a Legendary NYE Bash with sounds by DJ Nabs spinning the best in hip-hop, R&B, Top 40 and more. All guests in attendance will receive a complimentary champagne toast at midnight as well as light hors d’oeuvres and hookahs available. Complimentary car service will also be provided.

 

4. New Year’s Eve at Watershed

1820 Peachtree Road NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30309

A very chill way to spend the evening. Chef Joe Truex is preparing a four-course meal with a champagne toast for a very affordable price. This is the perfect solution for those avoiding clubs and big crowds.

 

5. Shaquille O’Neal All Star Comedy Jam

2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30339

Since its start in 2010, the All Star Comedy Jam has been touring around the country and making people laugh and chuckle. This year, the comedians on tour will be closing out the tour by performing in Atlanta. The lineup includes Gary Owen, Capone, Finesse Mitchell, and Tony Roberts. Bring in the New Year in Atlanta laughing till you can’t take it. This is going be a night to remember. These guys are the truth in comedy! DJ Spinderella will be providing music for the evening.

 

 Whatever you choose to do this New Years Eve, Divas and Dorks wants you to be safe while bringing in the new year with fabulousity!

Happy Holidays and Have a Happy New Year!!

New Year, New NYC Subway Commute App

December 28th, 2012 by Christen

New York City is finally giving subway riders a high-tech option to figure out when their train is coming.

 

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MTA has released a free app that provides real-time estimates of train arrivals so riders can better plan out when to show up at the station. The app is called Subway Time and is currently only available on the iPhone, though there are plans to release it on other platforms in the future.

Other third-party apps like NextStop and NYC Mate also provide subway arrival time estimates for New York City, but the new Subway Time app has the potential to be more accurate and useful by relying on the MTA’s signal data for train arrivals.

 

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According to the Wall Street Journal, the MTA has spent $228 million over 11 years installing advanced signals on select train lines, which can be used to provide minute-by-minute updates on a train’s location. As a result, the app is limited to just showing train times for the red and green subway lines as well as the Grand Central-Times Square shuttle, though there are plans to add the L train in the next 6-12 months and the 7 train by 2016. Unfortunately, the app will only work when there is an Internet connection, which means it is really only useful at above ground stations and the limited handful of stations that have WiFi.

 

If you’re looking for the silver lining in the ever-looming MTA fare increase, why not check this app out and let us know how it works for you!

 

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Last Minute Holiday Street-Style Snapshot: NYC

December 24th, 2012 by Fashion Staff

Not to be outdone in the midst of the holiday rush, New York City’s chicest individuals paraded the streets this Christmas Eve in search of last-minute gifts and everyday errands, alike.  Check out the haute holiday rush of last minute shopping in NYC below…

The Oversized Sweater (Lucy, NY)

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Big sweaters with bright colors and crazy patterns aren’t just for satirical parties anymore.  Follow Lucy’s example, shown here on the Lower East Side, and pair a busy sweater with an understated, neutral bottom and accessories in the same color to make a bold, but sartorial, statement this holiday season.

 

 

Contrast to Complement (Mizuki & Babu, Brooklyn)

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Mizuki and Babu, a couple from Japan now living in Brooklyn, are a fashion statement of their own.  By contrasting Babu’s patterns with Mizuki’s minimalist color scheme but bold textures and linking them with the simplest of accessories— a baseball cap— these two form their own bohemian rhapsody.  Achieve a similar effect with your significant other by dressing in clashing palettes and choosing one common accessory to make the overall look cohesive.

 

 

The Statement Scarf (Kenda, Gainesville, Florida & Claudia, Italy)

 

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The recent deep-freeze may force you to prioritize warmth over glamour, but a statement scarf, as worn here by Kerry (left) and Claudia (right) can add a punch of color to an otherwise-neutral ensemble and allow your personality to warm up the cold weather.  Our favorites feature unexpected prints and rich colors.

 

 

Feminine Without Freezing (Kerry, Malibu)

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Follow Kerry’s lead and layer soft, textured pieces over cold-weather staples like jeans in order to achieve a smart take on classic, feminine pieces.  Vary up the color palette, mix up lengths and textures, and accessories intelligently to achieve a measured, yet eclectic aesthetic shown here.

 

 

If All Else Fails, Stay True (Leah & Stefan, Australia)

 

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Leah and Stefan made the most of classic style to stand out this winter.  If you aren’t one for style experimentation, but still want to have fun, stick to tailored pieces in classic cuts and styles but in unexpected colors (i.e. Leah’s bright yellow tights)  to simultaneously pay homage to fashion tradition and take the world by surprise.

 

 

This Week In Designer Sample Sales…DVF, Tory Burch, Nautica & More!

December 10th, 2012 by Christen

 

Looking for a few ways to save some cash on designer frocks?  Check out this up to date listing we scored on the latest designer sample sales in New York City this week!

 

What’s in the sale: Discounts up to 80% off. Be the gifter of good looks this season with a trip to PONO’s annual Holiday sample sale. Snag a steal with a set of Two Tone Italian resin bangles – 3 for $25 (regular $120); at 78% off. Grab something big and bold like The Flower Power Necklace priced at $100 (regular $265) or get festive with a jewel tone Everglade Cuff now fetching $100 (originally $365). Take home the trends with a sassy Alligator Bangle – now $25 (originally $115), and finish with a fantastic new classic, Let The Great World Spin Necklace on sale for $50 (originally $200).

When: December 3rd through 12th: Weekdays, 9am to 6pm

Location: 347 W. 36th St., 4th Floor: Suite 405 (between 8th & 9th Ave.)

For more information call 212.216.0022. Cash and credit accepted.


Diane von Furstenberg Sample Sale


DVF Sample Sale | Sample Sale Avenue

What’s in the sale: Up to 70% off DVF merchandise. New stuff added throughout the week.

When: December 11th through 14th: Tuesday: 9am to 6:30pm, Wednesday: 10am to 8pm, Thursday: 10am to 7pm, Friday: 10am to 7pm, Friday: 9am to 3pm

Location: 260 5th Avenue (between 28th and 29th St.)

Cash and credit accepted. For more information visit 260SampleSale.com or call 212.725.5400.


Yarnz Cashmere Sample Sale


Yarnz Sample Sale | NYC Sample Sales

What’s in the sale: Discounts on cashmere apparel and accessories.

When: December 3rd through 19th: Monday – Friday: 10am to 5:30pm

Location: 260 W. 36th St., Suite 201

Credit card for purchases $200 +


James Jeans Sample Sale


James Jeans Sample Sale | Sample Sale Avenue

What’s in the sale: Discounts on James Jeans merchandise.

When: December 11th through 13th: Tuesday: 9am to 7:30pm, Wednesday: 9:30am to 5:30pm, Thursday: 9:30am to 7:30pm

Location: James Jeans Showroom: 500 Greenwich Street #202

Visa & Mastercard accepted.


eeBoo Holiday Sample Sale


eeBoo Sample Sale | Sample Sale Avenue

What’s in the sale: Up to 75% off retail on eeBoo toys, games, arts & crafts and stationery. Prices $3 and up!

When: December 12th through 14th: 8am to 6pm

Location: 170 W. 74th St., Suite 102 in Lobby (at Amsterdam Ave.)


Nolan Glove Co. Holiday Sample Sale


Nolan Glove Co. Sample Sale | Sample Sale Avenue

What’s in the sale: Nolan Glove Co is the licensed accessories manufacturer for Laundry by Shelli Segal for Women and Kids, Geoffrey Beene, OshKosh B’gosh, and many more brands. Our sale will feature cold-weather knit gloves, hats, and scarves sold by our designers in high-end department stores, but for a fraction of the price.

When: December 12th through 14th: 12pm to 6:30pm

Location: 22 W. 38th St., 6th Floor (between 5th & 6th)


Circle Showroom Maternity Sample Sale


Circle Maternity Sample Sale | NYC Sample Sales

What’s in the sale: Up to 80% off maternity wear.

When: December 5th through 14th: Monday – Thursday: 9:30am to 5pm, Friday: 9:30am to 3pm

Location: 347 West 36th Street, Suite 601 (between 8th & 9th Ave.)

Cash only.


Tory Burch Sample Sale


What’s in the sale: Discounts on Fall/Winter Tory Burch merchandise including ready to wear, footwear & bags. All sizes available.

When: December 11th through 16th: Tuesday – Friday: 11am to 7pm, Saturday – Sunday: 10am to 5pm

Location: 261 W 36th Street (between 7th & 8th Ave), 2nd Floor


YMX Athletic Apparel Sample Sale


YMX Athletic Apparel Sample Sale | Sample Sale Avenue

What’s in the sale: 50% to 70% off YMX Athletic Apparel including printed tanks, base layers, and cycle jerseys, and other attire perfect for running, cycling, dance, yoga, working out and all around town.

When: December 12th through 14th: 11am to 6pm

Location: YMX/Yellowman: 205 W. 39th St., 15th Floor


Nautica & Kipling Sample Sale


Nautica Sample Sale | Sample Sale Avenue

What’s in the sale: Discounts on Men’s & Women’s Nautica Sportswear, Men’s Nautica Jeans Co., Men’s & Women’s Nautica Sleepwear & Kipling

When: December 12th through 14th: Wednesday: 11am to 7pm, Thursday – Friday: 10am to 7pm

Location: Metropolitan Pavilion: 123 W. 18th St., 5th Floor (between 6th & 7th Ave.)

Cash, Visa & Mastercard accepted only. All sales are final. No children under 7 permitted in the sale.


Echo Design Sample Sale


Echo Design Sample Sale | Sample Sale Avenue

What’s in the sale: Discounts on scarfs, gloves, handbags, accessories, outerwear & more cold weather merchandise for Men, Women and Kids.

When: December 13th through 15th: Thursday: 12pm to 8pm, Friday: 8am to 8pm, Saturday: 8am to 6pm

Location: Metropolitan Pavilion: 123 W. 18th St., 5th Floor (between 6th & 7th Ave.)

Cash, Visa & Mastercard accepted only. All sales are final.


Mackage & Soia & Kyo Sample Sale


Mackage Sample Sale | Sample Sale Avenue

What’s in the sale: Discounts on Women’s & Men’s designer merchandise.

When: December 13th through 16th: Thursday – Saturday: 10am to 7pm, Sunday: 10am to 5pm

Location: 530 Fifth Avenue (corner of 44th St.)


Ecko Sample Sale


What’s in the sale: Men’s & Women’s clothing and outerwear at a huge discount. Everything must go. Bring in this ad and receive an additional 20% off every item in the store

When: Through January 1st: 10am to 8pm

Location: 148 Lafayette (between Grand & Howard)


Adrienne Landau Sample Sale


Adrienne Landau Sample Sale | Sample Sale Avenue

What’s in the sale: Up to 80% off Fall 2012 apparel and accessories.

When: December 16th through 19th: Sunday: 11am to 5pm, Monday – Wednesday: 10am to 6pm

Location: Adrienne Landau Showroom: 519 8th Avenue, 21st Floor


Frette Sample Sale


What’s in the sale: Discounts on Fine Italian Linens, Bed, Bath, Table and Frette to Wear

When: December 12th through December 16th: Wednesday – Saturday: 9am to 6:30pm, Sunday: 9am to 5pm

Location: Soiffer Haskin: 317 West 33rd Street, NYC (just west of 8th Avenue)

Credit cards only. All sales final. No strollers allowed and no children under 12 will be admitted. For more information call 718.747.1656.


Rena Lange Sample Sale


What’s in the sale: Up to 90% off Women’s clothing: Fall/Winter 2012 and Previous Seasons (Sample & Stock Sizes 4-14)

When: December 16th through December 18th: 10am to 6pm

Location: Rena Lange Showroom: 430 West 14th Street, Suite 201 (between 9th and 10th Ave.)

Credit cards only. All sales final. No strollers allowed and no children under 12 will be admitted. For more information call 718.747.1656.

Now that you have the latest in where you can find designer deals at up to 90% off you can enjoy your holiday shopping a little bit more without breaking the bank!  What NYC sample sales do you most look forward too?

Fashion Takes On The Red Carpet At The 2012 Vogue Fashion Fund Awards

November 14th, 2012 by Christen

Burberry CCO Christopher Bailey and Vogue editor in chief Anna Wintour attend the Ninth Annual CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards

 

The fashion industry pulled out its fancy frocks and indulged to celebrate Seventh Avenue’s next generation of designers at the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund dinner. The Fund, now in its ninth year, provides money and mentoring to promising designers. And over time, with its impressive list of winners and finalists who continue to build their businesses and attract acclaim, the program has set an international standard for nurturing talent and breathing fresh air into an industry that thrives on innovation.  Burberry CCO Christopher Bailey and Vogue editor in chief Anna Wintour, Chanel Iman, Rachel Roy and Liya Kebede were among the stylish celebs who attended the 2012 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards last night in NYC.

 

Model Liya Kebede with Proenza Schouler designers Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough and Liv Tyler

 

Model Liya Kebede, rocked a Proenza Schouler dress and black sandals alongside Proenza Schouler designers Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough (past winners of the design award) and Liv Tyler (also in Proenza Schouler)

 

Chanel Iman, in a low cut golden gown, was amongst the beautiful folks spotted last night at the 2012 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards.

 

 

NY Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz attended the stylish event

 

 

Designer Rachel Roy wore a winter white suit with a leopard blazer alongside BBC personality and fashion journalist Louise Roe.

This year’s big winner was Greg Chait for his lush knitwear-based collectionThe Elder StatesmanTabitha Simmons, a former stylist and wife of photographer Craig McDean, was a runner-up with her fanciful footwear. And joining Simmons on the runners-up platform was jewelry designer Jennifer Meyer, wife of actor Tobey Maguire, who thanked her grandmother for teaching her how to make enameled baubles when Meyer was just 6 years old. They will all receive business mentoring. Chait wins $300,000; Simmons and Meyer will each get $100,000.

 

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Avoid Paying Big Bucks For Bottled Water With Top Rated Water Filters Under $50

October 30th, 2012 by Christen

 

In case you’ve been under a rock, you’re familiar with the destruction that Tropical storm Sandy has left behind in the mid-Atlantic region.  As if high winds and flooding wasn’t enough to worry about, now there’s a chance that drinking water could be contaminated in remote areas as well.  Fortunately for New York City residents, Mayor Bloomberg has announced that NYC water has been tested and extra chlorine has been added for security of safe, drinkable water.

 

Water tasting like it contains a little too much chlorine?

 

Since most water filters effectively removes sand, silt, sediment, and rust from your drinking water. It also reduces the taste and odor of chlorine, so you can enjoy water straight from the tap and save yourself the plastic waste and expense of buying bottled water.  Filters helps you minimize the harmful environmental consequences of buying bottled water. If a mere ten percent of North America’s bottled water intake were reduced by switching to home-filtered water in reusable containers, we could eliminate:

  • 133,000 trucks driving an average of 500 miles–saving nearly 12 million gallons of diesel fuel
  • Over 100 million pounds of greenhouse gasses–equal to taking 1,100 cars off the road annually
  • 213 million pounds of PET–equal to 1.5 million barrels of crude oil or improving the PET recycling rate by 10%

Purenex FT-1 Countertop Water Filter System – ($36)

The countertop water filter is a great value, designed for chlorine treated water supplies-provides excellent filtration at an affordable price. Outstanding performance using a carbon block to filter down to 1.0 microns and filters chlorine taste and odor, sediment, rust, and particulate matter for sweet, clear, great-tasting water. The long lasting carbon block-replaceable water filter-included-provides 2,500-Gallon of great tasting, crystal clear water. That’s about 3 cents per gallon without lugging bottles around! We recommend annual replacement of the water filter cartridges. Installs in minutes. Housing wrench and faucet adapters included.

 

 

 

Brita 42633 Black and Chrome Faucet Mount ($35)

The most advanced Brita water filtration system for healthier, great-tasting water, right from your tap. It eliminates 98.5% of the Lead and reduces Sediment, Chlorine (taste and odor) and also reduces chemicals that may be linked to cancer risk (TTHM, benzene, TCE, toxaphene) that may be in your water.

 

 

 

 

 

Watts 500315 Counter-Top Drinking Water Filter ($40)

This Watts system sits beside the sink and operates by use of a diverter valve attached to the main sink faucet. Filter will reduce chlorine taste and odor, sand, silt sediment and rust form the water.  The unit occupies a small area on the countertop beside your sink, attaching to the faucet by way of a diverter valve. Installing the CT-1 is so easy that most users can filter their tap water in a matter of minutes. The quick installation also means that the CT-1 can be moved from sink to sink with ease.

The improved next generation of PUR faucet mounts is at your service. With a one-year warranty, high-quality construction, 1-click installation, and easy push-button removal, there’s never been an easier or more reliable way to get PUR water. Each PUR MineralClear™ filter gives you 100 gallons of clean, healthy, great-tasting water.  MineralClear™ filter filters water over natural minerals for a crisp, refreshing taste. Certified to reduce lead, chlorine (taste and odor), microbial cysts, and more.  Easy push-button removal makes it easy to remove and replace when you need extra room in the sink.
 Imagine drinking crisp water, saving money and the environment at the same time!  Ahhhhh, REFRESHING!
Depending upon which Watts water-filtration product you use, you can prevent up to 16,000 half-liter bottles from being deposited in landfills–all in the time it takes to use and replace a single filter.  So not only is getting a water filter healthy for your wallet, it’s also a healthy choice for you and for the environment.  If you weren’t one of the lucky thousands to stock up on cases of water at your local grocer before running out, now’s the perfect time to invest in a water filter and start saving big bucks right away.

Samsung Galaxy Note II Launch With Kanye West ROCKS NYC

October 25th, 2012 by Christen

 

No, it’s not Halloween….yet. However, if you’re notice droves of tech geeks, gadget girls and mobile execs lurking at a slower than normal and zombie-esque pace this morning, chances are that they rocked out with the Samsung Galaxy Note II and Kanye West the night before at Skylight at Moynihan Station in New York City, NY.

 

 

In celebration of “The Next Big Thing” Samsung Mobile enlisted the help of Kanye West to kick off the biggest mobile rave I’ve ever attended IN MY LIFE! Starting out early in the evening with the press preview, Kevin Packingham, chief product officer for Samsung Mobile U.S. revealed not only the expected Samsung Galaxy Note II – but also the highly anticipated Samsung Galaxy Camera (by AT&T). After revealing the performance specs that consumers could expect, guests were released into a themepark of Samsung Galaxy Note II experiences. There were a variety of experience to please everyone, including T-Shirt design station where guests could design, print & wear their very own t-shirt using the Galaxy Note II. Check out a the launch event in its’ entirety below…

 

 

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Look closely at the big screen…Guess who?

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Sarah Jessica Parker, Kanye West & More At H&M For Maison Martin Margiela

October 24th, 2012 by Fashion Staff

Last night the stars came out and celebrated the highly anticipated Maison Martin Margiela collection with a launch event in New York!  The Maison Martin Margiela with H&M launch event was held at 5 Beekman in New York City and included a bevy of stars, designers and interesting art installations throughout the venue.  With guests like Alexander Wang, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kanye West and more – fashionistas and fashionistos alike enjoyed a celebratory night of affordable fashion brought to you by Maison Martin Margiela and H&M.

 


Peppered with the deconstructed shapes and exaggerated proportions that the French fashion house is known for, the range is bound to please fans of the label. Ladies can expect oversized masculine jackets, loose-fitting trousers, outerwear folded origami-style and dresses that drape loosely across the body. The menswear is equally as covetable, with sharply-cut tailoring and coats – one that comes in white and features shearling detailing and another in two-tone grey and brown check.

The full collection will launch in H&M stores on November 15.

 

Sarah Jessica Parker wearing Maison Martin Margiela with H&M

 

Julianne Moore wearing Maison Martin Margiela with H&M at the launch event

 

Kanye West wearing Maison Martin Margiela with H&M

 

Kanye West Is Set To Perform At NYC Samsung Note II Event

October 23rd, 2012 by Christen

 

While you’re waiting for the next big tech innovation, Samsung simply reminds you that “The next big thing is here” with a little performance by hip hop superstar Kanye West.  As part of the Galaxy Note World Tour NYC, Samsung Mobile will properly announce the new Galaxy Note II (which if anything like the first Galaxy Note – we’re already in love with it).  Followed by a “real world” interactive hands-on experience, giving users/media a chance to use the device and get a feel for all the bells and whistles.  And at the end of the night, the celebration begins with a mini concert by G.O.O.D Music’s own – Kanye West.

 

 

The Galaxy Note II will be the first Samsung handset to launch running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The 5.5-inch phone has an HD Super AMOLED touchscreen, Samsung’s Exynos™ 1.6 GHz quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of built-in storage that is expandable to 64GB with an optional microSD card.  The phone will be available on five major carriers -– Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and US Cellular.  Samsung Galaxy Note II will be available by the holidays, arriving in stores by mid-November.

 

Amidst the most recent Kanye-Kim K engagement rumors from their recent trip in Rome, it’s quite possible that Kim K would be making an appearance as well at Samsung’s event tomorrow evening, but we’ll just have to wait and see.

 

 

Join DivasAndDorks.com For A Special Shoe Shopping Event Macy’s!

October 17th, 2012 by Christen

Love shopping?  Love shopping for stilettos?  Join us for a shopping party Thursday, October 18th in NYC!  We’re going shoe shopping at the world’s largest shoe floor, that’s right – at Macy’s Herald Square!  Macy’s invites you to the World’s Largest Shoe Floor for a shopping party with footwear designer extraordinaire, Marc Fisher. Enjoy informal modeling of his newest collection, featuring this season’s top trends including super tall riding boots, peep toes and more, available exclusively at Macy’s.  It’s all about the shoes but we’ll have plenty of refreshments, a guest DJ and to fuel your shopping budget – we even have a free Macy’s gift card for you!

 

When:
Thursday, October 18th at 5pm

Where:
Macy’s Herald Square
Shoe Department 2nd Floor
151 West 34th Street,
New York, NY 10001

Here’s the details, on Thursday, October 18th at 5pm – join us on the 2nd floor at Macy’s Herald Square, locate a Macy’s event representative and say the code phrase “I’m here for the Divas And Dorks blog party with Marc Fisher, Now Where’s My Giftcard!” And you’ll be awarded with a free $10 gift card to use towards any Macy’s purchase!  (Make sure you check out Macys.com online first for printable coupons and get there early, *giftcards are limited to the first 5 D&D guests!*)

Bonus:  Make a Marc Fisher shoe purchase during the event and you’ll walk away with a complimentary Marc Fisher gift, autographed by Marc.

See you there!

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