Looking for the dream wedding look? Look no further. Here are the cutting edge looks for 2013, off the runways.Elie Saab designed a confectionery collection of regal lacy dresses that would suit a princess in Spain. There were also pastels that could deck out Mia Farrow circa 1968. Frankly, it was ephemeral and beautiful. They weren't hippie though. The dresses were well bred and grown up. You won't have to worry about looking immature at your own bash. The gowns glowed with his virtuoso design and fitted the models perfectly. Christopher Josse went the restricted route, with somewhat controlled sleeveless gowns that need only a simple headband to decorate with. George Chakra sent a model down the runway with a veil covered in frothy white lace pieces. Jennifer Lawrence recently shocked in her short Dior veil and hat, similar to the looks he sent down the runway at his bold wedding collection.
Reining it in from past seasons of embellished brights and quirky colors, ready-to-wear is taking back black and white is tagging along for the ride. Jil Sander and Narciso Rodriguez class it up, while other top designers like Marc Jacobs and Alexander Wang move toward the edgier side of the contrasting colors.
Last night, celebrities gathered at New York City hot spot, Beaumarchais, to celebrate the launch of Magnifico Giornata's Essence Collection a new line of infused sparkling wines. The party was hosted by VH1's Carrie Keagan, who is a partner in the brand. Guests enjoyed hors d'oeuvre pairings with each flavor of the collection, which included Ginger Peche, Grapefruit Blanc, and Lavender Honey. The new sparkling wine collection is the perfect girly drink to celebrate any special occasion and comes in a beautiful gold bottle.
Glam Damn It recently caught up with fashion blogger and stylist Leslie Eugene of URPRETTYHAUTE. If your wondering what attracted us to her blog, it is her fearless use of color, amazing makeup abilities, and her endless fashion goodie giveaways! So if you are feeling lucky you must stop by her page.
Here is a bit of what she had to say in our style talk.
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Today 5001 Flavors, the Harlem-based fashion company, released their new eyewear collection. One of the pairs in the collection, The “Guy,” a limited edition men’s style with vibrant purple in the frames, will directly support Code Purple’s mission of ending malaria in Africa. For every pair of the purple-framed shades sold ten percent of the net profits will be donated to Code Purple starting April 1st and continuing on through Spring and Summer and ending on August 1st. The eyewear will be retailing for $295 online on the 5001 Flavors website. For those in the Harlem area, visit the Harlem Haberdashery boutique, owned by the creators of 5001 Flavors, Guy and Sharene Wood, to purchase the shades and check out their unique inventory of small batch clothing and accessories. The fashionable and philantrophic Guy and Sharene have created custom-made ensembles for Alicia Keys, Jennifer Lopez, Jaime Foxx, Lebron James, Kim Kardashian, and countless other celebrities. 5001 Flavors will also be participating in the Second Annual Code Purple event on World Malaria Day (April 25) to help raise awareness and funds to support the end of malaria. The event, held at the USS Intrepid Air & Space Museum, will include a silent auction, runway show, and chances to donate and purchase the Mosketto Armor Hood-E, developed by ING Activewear, that is certified to act as mosquito repellent and offers protection from mosquitos that may be infected with the malaria-ridden parasite.
This spring season is most definitely about accenting your look with the latest accessories! Whether you're wearing a pastel statement necklace, the latest wedge sneaker, a chic purse, or bold cocktail ring—Joonbug has you covered. No Spring/Summer 2013 look would be complete without discussing the latest in headband trends! Here are a few of our fashion faves.
The turban look is all the rage. One of our favorite sites with the best selection is Danabands. We like the fact that these bands are handmade in the USA of quality fabric and feature cool accents such as a grommet detail.
Park Slope has quite the pizzaiolo on their hands - Robert Patriarca opened Brooklyn Central in October 2012, where he fuses "Old World" and "New World" dishes. With a focus on Neapolitan pizza, "Old World" refers to the buffalo mozzarella imported from Italy with conventional toppings, while "New World" pizza incorporate fresh mozzarella made in Brooklyn. The pizzeria sources many of their ingredients locally, and by local we mean right down the street. Since Neapolitan pizzas seem to be on trend in New York City, it can be very difficult to know where to go to get a great slice. Even for Manhattanites, a trek to Brooklyn is worth a slice here.
When talking about the prolific DJ/producer Robbie Rivera, it is hard to ignore his undeniable ability to amaze crowds in multiple ways. Boasting an uncanny ability to dabble in multiple sound spectrums, from the more big room style of electro house to the more tribal sounds of the underground, Rivera is one of dance music's most experienced talents. Over the years, Robbie has accumulated a release resume that is beyond impressive. Since his career's beginning, Rivera has been featured on many industry leading imprints such as Virgin, Strictly Rhythm, Atlantic, Ministry Of Sound as well as his own successful label Juicy Music. Following the start of Juicy, Rivera expanded his brand into a mega marathon event called Juicy Beach. Year after year, Miam's Nikki Beach becomes swarmed for over 15 hours as Rivera's creation features some of his favorite talents from throughout the world. Amidst a time in which a DJ/producer must truly push the edge to remain relevant, Rivera has relentlessly succeeded in doing so for years. Luckily for our avid Juicy fans out there, Joonbug was able to sit down with Robbie prior to his set at New York City's megaclub Pacha. For those of you who think that old dogs can't learn new tricks, prepare to be surprised. There is still much to be seen and heard from this DJ legend. Find out more in our chat with Robbie below!
Considered to be one of the most unique nightlife outposts that New York City's Meatpacking District has to offer, Cielo has reigned supreme for an entire decade. Boasting a top of the line Funktion One sound system, this intimate party haven has successfully survived the typical club age expectancy and doesn't appear to be shutting down anytime soon.
Home to esteemed party outfits such as Endless, Dance.Here.Now, Deep Space and Nurvous Events, Cielo has featured nearly every superstar DJ in the industry. From Steve Angello to Seth Troxler to Luciano, this musical dojo has helped NYC's club scene become one of the best in the world. That being said, 2013 marked the venue's 10th birthday and with that a slew of events to help ring in their turning of double digits.