Articles by Elisabeth Parke
Elisabeth Parke is Staff Manager and Editorial Assistant at Joonbug.
Cindy Lou Who has come a long way -- everyone has watched her toss out her playful golden locks and flouncy dresses for platinum hair, black attire and making lingerie a staple in her wardrobe. Now Taylor Momsen, actress and singer of the rock band The Pretty Reckless, can continue sporting her plaid and chains for Material Girl, a collaboration of Madonna and Lola’s fashion genius. The launch has some big things in store to celebrate its new Macy’s exclusive line, just in time for back-to-school shopping.
On Tuesday, August 3rd, lucky shoppers and fans will be able to see Momsen perform live acoustic music in the junior's department on the 4th floor at Macy’s in Herald Square. Photos with Momsen will be taken from 5:00-7:00pm. Select Macy’s stores nationwide will host Madonna themed in-store events to encourage the new fashion line and entertain fans and fashionistas alike.
Get ready for the opposite of "Cool $hit": surely MTA employees earn higher holiday bonuses for making New Yorkers angry. Inspiring this theory is the NY Daily News’s discovery that MTA wants to make the “unlimited” MetroCards that we shovel out $89.00 for to pay for only 90 rides. While those who go to and from work may not find this to be an extremely upsetting suggestion, the messengers, sales representatives and (like we care) tourists are the ones who get shafted by this redefined term of “unlimited”.
Forever 21 fans, get a sweet summer wardrobe (there are two months left of summer, after all!) for cheap because Forever 21 is offering **free shipping** for orders over forty dollars that use the code “fireworks” u ntil 7/5. Start browsing for cute dresses and sandals now! Don’t forget to check out their bathing suits too!
As a true American brand, American Apparel will let you have 15% off your next order if you use the code AAJULY4. This offer also ends 7/5 so you better hurry! Be sure to keep an eye out for American Apparel’s 3D rose jumper. It’s been a hit for so many fashion blogs!
While the She & Him concert at Governer's Island starts at 4:00pm this July 4th, the beach will be open at 10:00am, giving people a chance to enjoy the holiday and be the first to get in on the free concert. She & Him (with Oakley Hall) will be performing this Sunday, giving Zooey Deschanel and Matt Ward a chance to share the American spirit with New York. What could be a more idyllic way of relaxing this 4th of July with a day at the beach and a free evening concert?
Again, this concert is first come first serve - no matter how old you are.
Macy’s will impress us again this weekend with their Hudson Terrace Fourth of July Fireworks show. Be sure to be on the West side of Manhattan this Sunday because the fireworks will start around 9:20 and go for almost a half-hour. For the best seats, head to the Macy's Independence Day BBQ with a four hour top-shelf open bar by Vision Vodka at Hudson Terrace. See the 40,000 shells go off at 1,500/minute from a rooftop lounge or a restricted firework viewing zone that’s near the Intrepid and the Hudson River only accessible with purchase of a ticket. Tickets can be purchase at onjuly4th.com, starting at $150.
At Little Miss Whiskey's Golden Dollar, funk music makes its scene on the first Friday of every month at 10:00pm.
Read on because Moneytown is happening this week! DJ Nitekrawler and his vast collection of 45rpm records of classic soul and funk music has one goal -- to make people dance, even if they don't recognize the music. DJ Nitekrawler specializes in tunes from forgotten, little-known 60s bands and collaborating them into mixes with heavy beats and dance-worthy rhythms.
The National Theatre's summer movie series is happening as you read this -- every Monday night at 6:30pm there's a movie showing that is happening now until August 16th. This summer the National Theatre is dedicated its summer movie series to Cary Grant, legendary actor from the 1930s and through the 1960s.
Originally from England, Grant was famous for his handsome features, charming personality and his charismatic presence on screen. He's kind of like the male version of Audrey Hepburn. Minus the marriage issues.
The venue of the summer movies are:
6/28 -- My Favorite Wife (1940) *See it tonight!*
DC Fashion Week may seem a long ways away -- September 20th-26th -- but registration to be a model for this event is right around the corner! Here is your last reminder to fill out an application to be a model before July 1st when the hunt for models will begin.For more information, call 202-271-7235 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo credit: DC Fashion Week
DJ Lil'e is bringing you the best of Lady Gaga, Madonna and M.I.A. for an amazing dance party coming up next Friday, July 9th at the 930 club. Lil'e's numerous electic records and turntable talents have helped her achieve her primary goal of making sure her crowds are full of energy and dance all night. Tickets to this dance party at $10 and doors open at 9:00pm. For advanced tickets, go to ticketfly.com or call 877-435-9849.
For a dance party like this, why not dress up as your favorite artist?
Known for it's Indian Cuisine, Bombay Club on Connecticut Avenue has been rated high for "romantic" when it comes to dining out in DC. However, why not try something different and take some friends out to Bombay for a champagne brunch? At just $25.00 a person, enjoy unlimited champagne with your choice of seven Indian dishes offered., each dish complete with two appetizers, dessert, and more. With a pianist playing in the background and dining on the patio, how perfect does this Sunday sound?