Categories Fashion

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: LOUIS VUITTON EXHIBIT

Louis Vuitton’s VOLEZ VOGUEZ VOYAGEZ has landed in New York City sharing the history of a true fashion legacy.  VOLEZ VOGUEZ VOYAGEZ is French for “Fly, Sail, Travel” and highlights the story of a young French boy that left his native home in eastern France to travel to Paris to land a job as a box-maker.  After perfecting the flat trunk Louis Vuitton decided to start his own company, and little did he know he was going to be one of the most recognized brands in the world.  The exhibit displays beautiful treasures from the past, and houses them in the same space with current day items.

This exhibit has been shown in Paris, Tokyo, Seoul, and now in the Big Apple.  To date this is the largest exhibit since it has been curated for Louis Vuitton by Oliver Saillard, and is housed on 2 floors in the historical American Stock Exchange building.  The exhibit has been open to the public since October 27th and will run through January 7th.  I would highly encourage making reservations now so you don’t miss out on this historical exhibit especially since this the FIRST DEBUT in the United States.  I have included a couple of tips that would of been helpful to me prior to going.  Plus sharing is caring.

 

  • Make reservations – I strongly encourage making reservation prior to attending.  You are able to reserve tickets for up to 5 in your party, and you can select either the guided tour or the self lead tour.  Walk-ins are allowed but after 6pm it gets rather busy with so many people getting off work.

 

  • They have coat check –  Feel free to haul that heavy winter coat because lets be real it is cold in NYC, and the coat check cost you absolutely nothing.  #TheHawkIsOut

 

  • Download the app – It is available for Apple or Android and it allow you to have interactive experiences with exhibits, utilize special filters, sign their digital guestbook, and more.

 

  • Give yourself enough time to get through the exhibit – The last admission is 30 minutes prior to closing but I would encourage you to allow yourself at least a hour and half.  There is a total of 2 floors and 10 rooms and trust me it is very easy to get caught up in each room.

 

  • Opt for the audio tour – I recommend opting for the audio tour or the self lead tour versus the guided tour.  If you do not want to feel as if you are under time constraints and want to get ALL your photo ops in I would NOT do the guided tour.  There is no cost to add on the audio tour once you arrive.

 

  • Know where the photo op spots are – There are a couple of moments where everyone likes to grab a pic.  They include the following and in chronologically order:
    • The entrance in which it showcased the LED board with the moving subway
    • The Louis Vuitton NYC subway inspired sign
    • The Trunk of 1906
    • The Expedition Room
    • The Automobile Room
    • Aviation Room (features the large plane)
    • Louis Vuitton Loves America Room

 

86 Trinity Pl, New York, NY 10006

Volez, Voguez, Voyagez – Louis Vuitton

 

Vuitton Family Tree

 

The Trunk of 1906

 

Hat Trunk

 

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Categories Music

Beyoncé Changes Her Email Weekly, SAY WHAT NOW!

In a world full of crazy people, hackers, and people that can’t hold water. The Queen B herself keeps everyone on her team on a need to know basis only and within arms reach. She is all about her brand and keeping things as, well BEYONCE as possible.

Beyoncé is one of the most in-demand, yet mysterious, artists in the world, so of course she’s not easy to get in touch with. Musician and occasional Beyoncé collaborator Ed Sheeran learned this while working with the singer on a remix of his song “Perfect.”

“I have an email address that I email that actually changes every week,” Sheeran told ET at KIIS-FM’s recent 2017 iHeartRadio Jingle Ball of how he got in touch with Beyoncé. “She’s very good at [hiding]. It’s kind of like what I aspire to be, I think.”

“So I emailed that and then we got on the phone, and it’s been in the works since May,” Sheeran continued.

Beyoncé’s cybersecurity strategy demonstrates impressive commitment to privacy, and it’s actually not all that shocking. She’s surprised her fans with an entire album not once but twice, and has highly curated social media accounts, though she often shatters records when she does post a picture on Instagram (especially if it has anything to do with her twins, Sir and Rumi Carter). Now if only the Beyhive could figure out how to get ahold of Beyoncé’s rumored secret Snapchat account.

 

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Categories Music, Uncategorized

The Year of CARDI B.

“…you can’t fuck with me if you wanted to!”

Cardi B. is now a two time Grammy nominated artist! From Love and Hip Hop to Billboard chart topper and now 2 Grammy nods, this is the ultimate Cinderella story!

She’s nominated for Best Rap Song along side Jay Z , Kendrick Lamar, Rapsody and Run the Jewels. She will also go up against Big Sean, Migos, Jay Z and Kendrick Lamar for Best Rap Performance.

Congrats Girl! You deserve to win!!!!

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Categories Fashion, Uncategorized

The Legendary Azzedine Alaia

Azzedine Alaia, 82, died last Sunday. I woke up at 6 am to use the restroom and before I went back to sleep, I decided to get on instagram. It was there where I saw supermodels of presents and past posting “R.I.P” under photos of the Tunisian born designer.

I immediately, screamed “WHAT?!”. Alaia wasn’t just my favorite fashion designer but he was an innovator that didn’t give a damn what anybody had to say about him or collections.

A lot of our first encounter of Alaia was from “Clueless,” where Cher tells the robber she couldn’t get down on the ground because “This is an Alaia…a totally important designer!”. For me, it wasn’t this film but in vogue.

I remember, a magazine cover with supermodels decked out in Alaia in the 90s and remembering how I wanted the dresses they were wearing. So feminine, yet sexy!

Fast forward to my first job on luxury retail in Beverly Hills. I was finally able to touch and see the intricate detailing that goes into a piece from Alaia! It didn’t matter if it were shoes or a dress, it was worth the price tag.

While working at Saks, I became really intrigued by Alaia and it was there i learned that he basically responsible for making Naomi Campbell a supermodel when she was 16! Naomi ran into Alaia after she lost her wallet in Paris and the two have been inseparable since! Azzedine became Naomi’s “papa” and she was his “daughter”. Can you believe there were times when Naomi snuck out, Alaia would go to the club and drag her home?! When Alaia released his fragrance, he even modeled the color of the packaging in the likeness of Naomi’s inner arm. Talk about adoration.

I remember building a relationship with the Alaia reps and telling them how I wanted to knock on Azzedine’s door while I was in Paris and how bad I wanted to meet him. She replied, “You should’ve knocked! He would’ve let you in and given you a tour. That’s how humble he is.”

Monsieur, you were a true gem. Breaking barriers for women of color in fashion and teaching us to defy Fashion and social norms! There will never be another you!

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Categories Food

Serenata

Upscale Mexican food?!?!  It does exist.  Serenata has been my latest obsession for lunch, and dinner & drinks after a long day at work.  This Contemporary Mexican restaurant is tucked away in the basement level of building in Chelsea at 17th and 6th Ave.  I think what initially sparked my interest is $5 margaritas and sangria for happy hour.  Call me a lush if you want, but I am a sucker for a great happy hour.  The food at Serenata is not only pleasing to the eye, but will awaken all of your taste buds.

This restaurant is owned by Besim Kukaj which is the restaurateur behind 9 other restaurants such as Intermizzo and La Carbonara.  Knowing his experience and his time spent in hospitality it seems like he has the equation to success down.

Serenata has Happy Hour on Sunday – Thursday from 4pm – 8pm, and on Friday – Saturday from 4pm – 7pm.  If you want to catch them prior to happy hour I would encourage you trying their prix fixe lunch that starts at $9.

Shrimp Quesadilla  (more…)

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Categories Uncategorized

Rihanna to Host MET Gala 2018

What better person could Anna Wintour get to host the MET Gala than Rihanna?! Ok maybe Beyonce but Rihanna, along with Amal Clooney and Donatella Versace, will host the The 2018 MET Gala.
Rihanna has attended a 7 gala’s and performed at 2, while Donatella has attended a whopping 16!
Themed “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination,” the exhibit will feature religious pieces from The Sistine Chapel, many have never left the Vatican. The exhibit will also feature pieces from Chanel, John Galliano and more brands that were inspired by Catholicism.
We cannot wait to see how everyone pulls this off, last season was a fail for many but Rihanna was one of the FEW that nailed Rei Kuwakubo/Comme des Garcons theme. Not mention, Ri KILLED China Through the Looking Glass in 2016.
Hopefully, our invite doesn’t get lost in the mail but if it does we will be reporting to you live via instagram for the red carpet arrivals, April 30th, 2018.
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Categories Fashion, Lifestyle, Sales

Tiffany & Co. Wants to Sell You a Paper Plate for $900!

In today’s oddities, Tiffany’s has released it Everyday Collection where day To day items start out at $250! Now I know I haven’t hit 9 figures, yet but some things are outlandish! I will admit the concept is cool but the prices, not so much! I know that paper plate isn’t really paper but still, is it a set? Does it come with a live person to polish it for eternity?

I’m not gonna lie, I’d cop the take out box pill case but what’s a good pill case if I have to refill it EVERYDAY?!

Take a look at some of the items that they selling? That yarn better weave me the perfect man! (more…)

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Categories Fashion, Magazine Covers, The Look

Jasmine Sanders For Harper’s Bazaar Mexico

Jasmine has come a long way from her dating Chris Brown and frolicking in the pool with Rob Kardashian. The self proclaimed “Golden Barbie” has not only landed one but TWO covers of Harper’s Bazaar Mexico! So many beautiful colors and a beautiful girl!

No words, just pictures.

Photo Cred: Harper’s Bazaar

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Categories Art, Celebrity Fashion, Celebrity News, Fashion, Hair, Instagram, Interviews, Lifestyle, Music, Photography

Queen Bey as Queen Bee

Y’all really thought Beyonce was gonna not post for Halloween?! We knew that Queen Bey went as Queen Bee for Halloween! What we didn’t know was that Beyonce was gonna go ALL OUT for us on Ig! She pulled at Kanye on ya and said, “Ima let y’all finish but I had the BEST Halloween in 2017!”

Beyonce’ went full on Lil Kim for us on IG (we know she only hit Kelly’s party) and gave so much yaaaaas, I dropped my phone and cracked my damn screen!

Lil Kim couldn’t BEY-lieve her eyes and said her wig was in China! Lol

Now, I too went as Lil Kim just like I did in the fourth grade but Beyonce did that!!!

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