Fashion Week Event: Real Fashion, Real Women!

After the SMASHING SUCCESS of last year celebrity stylist, Derek Warburton and the lovely folks from Bottomless Closet have decided to make REAL FASHION REAL WOMEN a NY FASHION WEEK STAPLE.
 

Last year, 22 underprivileged walked the runway to benefit Bottomless Closet, This time they’ve added even more great entertainment to the program, including:

- A 6 show talk show tour nationwide promoting REAL FASHION REAL WOMEN showing the hautest looks for fall that any woman would look great in at any size! – AMNY as a media sponsor!!!! – a 2 day style suite where celebs, media, taste makers will PERSONALLY get the chance to give makeovers to the underprivileged women walking in the show

And…

SHONTELLE will be opening the show singing her smash hit IMPOSSIBLE!!! PLUS, there will be surprise celebrity guests walking in the show amongst the women of Bottomless Closet proving that we are ALL EQUAL!!

FOR TICKETS to support this great event go to: http://www.realfashionrealwomen.eventbrite.com

100% OF TICKET PROCEEDS GO BACK TO BOTTOMLESS CLOSET!!! Your ticket price includes access to this extraordinary event, starting off with a cocktail reception, followed by the inspirational runway show and topped off with a fabulous after-party at the Empire Hotel’s rooftop lounge.

Hope to see you there!!!!

Traveling The World In A Day At Epcot’s World Showcase

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On my recent trip to Disney World I had a blast! As I get older  I enjoy the educational aspects much more than when I was younger. I’m not one for the crazy rides (seeing as though I get very sick), so I like to take it easy and relax and this time that’s exactly what I did. For this series of posts, I’m going to highlight some of my favorite parts of each park starting with my favorite park – Epcot.

Epcot is my favorite park for several reasons; I love the futuristic qualities it has, but my favorite part is the simple fact that you can be transported in seconds from Lake Buena Vista, Florida to Mexico, Morocco, Norway, China, Germany, Italy, Japan, France, United Kingdom, and Canada by visiting Epcot’s World Showcase. I’m a big food lover, and really enjoy trying new cuisine. This time around, I tried a new food from each country. I was a little apprehensive at first about trying certain things, but once I started I realized that many foods that we eat here in America are actually based on food from other countries.

“Wall to Wall: The Fusion Collective”

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Today Ford and MILK Studios, known as the hub for nurturing creativity with some of the most visionary talent, debut a revolutionary collaboration inspired by the new Fusion. “Wall to Wall: The Fusion Collective” is a digital and physical gallery experience that unites fashion, music, photography, film and technology.

The exhibition debuts a month before the new Ford Fusion launches nationally and exemplifies Ford’s evolving design strategy, which includes the use of virtual reality technology, leverages new sustainable materials, and brings together creative disciplines to advance exterior design and the in-car environment.

“In the Ford studios, we bring the best designers, artists and engineers to work together creating a new generation of vehicles, just as artists work tirelessly to bring their visions to life,” said J Mays, chief creative officer for Ford. “Our collaboration with MILK demonstrates how the powerful concept of fusion has inspired a wide range of artists to come together and fuse their diverse talents, while allowing access to the creative process of this new generation of designers.”

Of Monsters and Men – Little Talks

I just saw this video for the first time this morning and I am completely hooked! I absolutely love everything about it; the melody, the lyrics, the creative scenes of sea monsters and flying mythological creatures fighting an epic battle, and especially the fire spitting girl with red hair, gold lips, and feather eyelashes!!! The name of the folk pop group who produced this musical masterpiece is ‘Of Monsters and Men‘ and they say their songs are fantasy inspired, which is pretty obvious when you watch the video below for their single “Little Talks”.  For me, this is one of those brilliant collaborations where both the music and visuals fuse together perfectly to tell a story that I want to watch over and over again to make sure I see all the little details.


In some ways, the production of this video reminds me of The Smashing Pumpkins’ song/music video ‘tonight tonight‘, but with a newer, catchier, and a more upbeat tune.

 

Behati Prinsloo Poses In 2012/13 Campaign For Seafolly

I’ve had the pleasure of meeting Behati Prinsloo at various press events over the past few years. My experience of Behati has always been that she is youthful, fun, and super sweet. She likes cupcakes (strawberry), the Yankees (me too), photography (all her time in front of the camera has taught her a thing or two), and the beach!

We all know she looks great in a bikini and that she can walk the runway, as she’s done for the PINK portion of the Victoria’s Secret fashion show. Now, Behati is showing a more grown up side of her in a series of  sexy photos for Seafolly (The Australian Swimwear company).

While I’m used to seeing Behati smiling in her photos, or on the runway, in these desert shots taken by David Gubert in L.A’s Desert Springs, Behati is a tad more serious, which is a nice departure from the norm. Watch the video, however, and you’ll see that Behati rarely lets too much time pass without flashing her signature smile that is also a half laugh. One of Behati’s most charming qualities is that she always seems to be having a good time. Her care free nature is not only fun to watch, but contagious! Additional photos and video below.

Maria Sharapova Covers HAMPTONS Magazine

Four-time Grand Slam champion tennis player Maria Sharapova shows us a softer side in this photo shoot for Hamptons Magazine. Wearing summer dresses and bright pops of yellow by designers like Poleci and Michael Kors, Maria opens up to the magazine about life as a successful business woman, what it takes to be a pro, and her future plans to be a mom.

Additional photos, a link to behind the scenes video, and excerpts from Maria’s interview can be found after the jump.

Restaurant Review: The Harrison In Tribeca

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Last week, I met up with one of my girlfriends for lunch in Tribeca for New York Restaurant Week . Since it was NYRW, we were able to do a pre fix lunch option consisting of an appetizer, lunch, and dessert, all for just $24.07ea! This is a great way to sample the menus at various restaurants in NYC for a reasonable price.

We decided to try the Harrison since it has a pretty large menu, which we were able to view online beforehand, and it offers outdoor seating, which I think is the perfect way to spend the afternoon on a sunny day – especially when there is a light breeze blowing across the island.

The service was fast and friendly and I saw plenty of tempting options to choose from both on the food menu and on the beverage menu. I decided to start with an unsweetened, raspberry iced-tea, which reminded me of Starbucks’ red passion tea (which I love), and for my pre-fix options, I ordered a smoked bluefish dip to start, the basil chicken & smoked mozzarella sandwich for my main dish, and the strawberry shortcake for dessert. My friend ordered the Affogato for dessert and she was nice enough to let me have a few bites. I’m a big fan of people who share their food – I love sampling as many options as possible and I always return the favor.  – you can see some pictures below.

The World’s Coolest Grandma Turns 70!

There aren’t many moments in life you know you’ll remember for the rest of your life, but for me, going to Betsey Johnson’s 70th Birthday Bash was one of them. The internationally renowned designer who set out to paint New York City pink celebrated her 70th birthday at Murano Ristorante on west 36th street on Friday night.

The party was filmed for her new show on the style network called Betsey and Lulu, that she is doing with her daughter Lulu Johnson. The show documents two generations of fashion designers as Lulu is branching out to start a new clothing line with her longtime best friend Allison McClellan.

The party was super fun and youthful with a high level of energy. Our amazing photographer, Jane Kratochvil playfully commented that she felt like she was at a Bat Mitzvah. Many of Betsey’s closest friends, biggest fans and colleagues came out wearing over the top dresses produced by the designer over the past thirty years.