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Live for Today – 9/11

Live for Today 9/11 SoHo Street Art

This city inspires me everyday, and today was no exception. I hopped off the N Train at Prince St this morning only for my (speed) walk to work to be obstructed by people snapping pictures of the street. I looked to my left and discovered an infinitely cool, literal piece of street art memorializing 9/11. Everyone remembers where they were that day, I didn’t even live in the US and I can tell you that I sat in horror as the TV in my middle school classroom relayed the news. It occurred to me that I never really knew New York before it was scarred by terrorism. In a sense my heart breaks for the New York City I’ll never know, more than ever, it breaks for the people that never made it past that day, the families that grieve such a profound loss to this day. I don’t think there was a more New York way to honor their memory 11 years later than a piece of street art in Soho at Prince St and Broadway with the words “Live for Today 9/11″ spray painted on a pedestrian crossing turned makeshift American flag.

I won’t take those words lightly.

 

BELVEDERE VODKA is Giving One Lucky Person (& a Friend) The Chance to Fly to London for a Special Event with Lady Gaga

Need I say more? Well I can…

I’m not a huge Lady Gaga fan, but this is a contest I would never pass up entering. Belvedere Vodka is hosting a contest to send one lucky winner and a friend to London for “Belvedere Celebrates Born This Way at Annabel’s,” an event that is sure to be the toast of the town. You could be one of the 150 VIPs, sipping special signature Belvedere cocktails inspired by Gaga tracks “Judas,” “Born This Way” and “Edge of Glory”.

Whether you think you were “Born to See Gaga” or not, you’ll want to get clicking quickly, this contest is only open for another 5 hours! The winner will be dran TONIGHT!

Details:

One winner and a friend will jet off to London to see the star up close and personal.

Two (2) Round-Trip Business Class Tickets to London

(Contest only open to US Residents)

Two (2) Nights Stay at the W Hotel, Leicester Square

Dinner at the Dean Street Townhouse

Two (2) tickets to see a live acoustic set by Lady Gaga at the iconic Annabel’s members only club in London.

Belvedere Lunch at Le Caprice

Of course the usual requirements for entry apply: Must have valid passport, be able to travel to the UK etc. Click here for more details.

MUST BE 21 TO ENTER

Sound Off: “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty” Costume Institute Gala At The Metropolitan Museum Of Art

I expected a bit more drama from the guests of last night’s Met Gala, especially with the night being a tribute to Alexander McQueen’s Savage Beauty exhibit. Perhaps I expected too much because, while industry titans, taste makers and stars took to the red carpet I couldn’t help but feel a little underwhelmed.

I expected brilliance, ‘splendiforousness’ and all the wonder that come with names like the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Society, Anna Wintour, Vogue, and Alexander McQueen.

Christina Ricci in Zac PosenMy favorite gown of the night, this Zac Posen spider web dress is positively divine. It’s as if the Adams Family took to the high fashion world in a frock that embodies the Savage Beauty that the Met Gala was supposed to exhibit.

Andre Leon Talley & Anna WintourBlake Lively with Karl Lagerfeld

It may be Anna Wintour posing center stage in Chanel, but it’s definitely Andre Leon Talley that’s caught my eye. The Isabel Toledo cerulean blue cape has an outlandish quality and his facial expression takes the cake – his whole persona was perfectly in tune with the drama that the Met Gala is supposed to encourage. As for Blake Lively, between the strawberry blond locks and the Chanel couture gown that manages to conceal all of her assets, I just couldn’t understand it, at the very least I can usually expect something that deserves a closer look – this does not.

Leighton MeesterI didn’t much care for her Louis Vuitton corset dress to be honest, but there was this sort of startling resemblance to Audrey Hepburn in Leighton Meester last night that I can’t take my eyes off of her. From the moment I saw her in the first episode of Gossip Girl, I knew the casting director made the right choice.

In other news, here were the hits from last night’s foray onto the red carpet:

Zac Posen Hosts Belvedere Bloody Mary Brunch at Le Caprice in New York

Zac Posen has been a man about town, jet setting from London to NY and throwing lavish brunches in both destinations to celebrate the launch of the Belvedere Bloody Mary maceration. Yesterday, Zac hosted his Belvedere Bloody Mary Brunch at the Pierre Hotel’s restaurant – Le Caprice. Lynn Whitfield, Bevy Smith, Derek Blasberg, Leigh Lezark and Genevieve Jones were some of NY’s finest in attendance.   Ever thought your vodka could have all the flavors of your favorite hangover cure without all of the added necessary ingredients. Enjoy the Belvedere Bloody Mary straight or mix it in a cocktail or two as per these recipes.

Belve Bloody Mary

Belvedere Bloody Mary
• 60ml Belvedere Bloody Mary
• 60ml tomato juice
• Dash lemon juice
• Tabasco to taste (optional)
Combine ingredients in a highball glass over cubed ice.
Garnish with a lemon wedge and/or celery stick

Pineapple-Mary

Belvedere Pineapple Mary
• 1.5oz Belvedere Bloody Mary
• 3oz Fresh Pineapple juice
• 0.75oz Fresh Lime juice
• 2 bar spoon Simple syrup
• 2 dashes Orange bitters
• 1/8 bar spoon Smoked paprika (hot)

Shake and strain all ingredients into a rocks glass filled with cubed ice.

Outfit Anatomy: Selena Gomez at the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards 2011

Red carpet or orange, Selena Gomez is always hitting my best dressed list, and it’s between that and the fact that she’s a bonafide sweetheart that she’s become one of my favorite young Hollywood stars. Selena would be a dream to style and her willingness to play with color is so refreshing. Although I’m still wondering if she managed to get out of the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards unscathed by the signature green goop I loved everything about her outfit, except for her tootsies that were in need of a pedicure. Selena took over the orange carpet at LA’s Galen Center with her usual, fresh and beautiful presence.

Outfit Anatomy: Selena Gomez at the Kid's Choice Awards[1] Large feather print organza panelled front sleeveless blouse from Christian Cota. [2] Hot pink nails & a turquoise & amethyst ring (currently searching for something similar to this shade & the ring). [3] The new IT bag, the Lauren Merkin ‘Lucy’ Clutch & a simple purple stone bracelet. [4] Christian Cota textured circuit jacquard cuffed flat front shorts. [5] Camilla Skovgaard turquoise ankle point strap sandals.

SAMPLE SALE: Elie Tahari

ELIE TAHARI SAMPLE SALE[Who] Elie Tahari

[When] April.12-16.2011; Tues-Fri – 8:30am – 7:30pm; Saturday 10am-5pm

[Where] 510 Fifth Avenue (Entrance on 43rd St)

Browse through the Elie Tahari Fall 2010 show images online if you need proof that this isn’t a Sample Sale you want to miss. At up to 70% off the original prices of Tahari’s women’s, men’s and accessories, mark your calendar now.

Jewelry Heist: IPPOLITA Jewelry Preview

It’s pronounced ip-poe-lit-a, (in case you were wondering) but pronunciation aside my jewelry obsession was sent into a frenzy two nights ago at the Ippolita Jewelry Preview in NYC. The designer Ippolita is quite right when she says — “my jewelry is designed for the modern woman — effortlessly wearable pieces you’ll reach for everyday for every occasion.” I’d wear Ippolita morning, noon and night. I’m obsessed with the Rock Candy Collection, it’s use of my obsession, turquoise, is positively mind blowing, as are the Wonderland and Rose collections. As I perused the collections neatly displayed on wooden Ippolita monogrammed frames, sipping a few cocktails and nibbling on the sweet confection of a few cake pops – I couldn’t help but notice that every piece was more stunning than the next. It’s modern, it’s raw, and each piece emits a kind of effortless beauty that jewelry this good should. I spied by the window an over-sized pair of earrings on an equally large stand, and now I’m trying to figure out how to make one for my own humble abode. All in all, Ippolita’s pieces are timeless, and they’ll look good from morning to night, but the piece that I’m really coveting is the jumbo chainlink bracelet, it’s positively fabulous – that is all.  I took home this sweet little charm necklace that I’m currently trying to style five different ways for a post of its own, but until then take a look at what should be called jewelry porn below.
Jewelry Heist: IPPOLITA Jewelry Preview