The annual Victoria Secret Fashion Show is almost upon us. Hooray for all the men around the world, even our partners, boyfriends and husbands. Let’s face it, they’re finding someway to tune in to this catwalk whether it be “watching the game with the boys,” indulging in a little closet DVR action or perusing post-press pics in glossy magazines at the nearest Barnes & Noble’s bathroom.
And, our gawking guys will be extra delighted to know that one of their favorite angels, Alessandra Ambrosio will be donning the coveted ‘Fantasy Bra’ for this years show. That’s right, in less than one-month, Ambrosio will be flaunting her figure in the Floral Fantasy gift set, which includes a very sexy push-up bra handset with amethysts, sapphires, rubies and diamonds (plus a removable20-carat white diamond in the center), and the matching belt adorned with more than 5,200 precious gems.
Gents! Don’t miss out on this. The VS Show airs on Dec. 4 on CBS.
Patti Smith, the Bohemian Queen, is adapting her memoir, Just Kids for the big screen. The book was released two-years ago and there’s been nothing but buzz about the roles of Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe (Smith’s partner) since the project was first announced.
Apparently, Ms. Smith has a pair of leads in mind and her choices might just surprise you – Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson. But, don’t judge, her reasoning is pretty spot on. Stewart is "not conventionally beautiful," and Pattinson is "a bit shy, and a bit stoic."
So, who else is in the running? She mentions Mia Wasikowska, and even suggests Saoirse Ronan. As for Mapplethorpe, we think James Franco could be a sweet match.
Any thoughts JB readers? Leave your comments below.
Dream it! Launch it! Live it! As soon as I heard about Ladies Who Launch, I knew I had to join. Having the entrepreneurial bug since third grade when I distributed a faux construction paper-made Teen Bop magazine to my class, there was no doubt, I’d end up as a media maven. Thus, any lady that launches something of their own or conquers their craft get’s me ultra-excited and hopeful too.
Ladies Who Launch is a multi-city internet-based forum that was founded by Victoria Colligan. Considered the first media company to provide resources and connections for existing and budding women entrepreneurs, Ladies Who Launch offers their members inspiring entrepreneurial stories, suggested book lists to buy, seminars to participate in, networking events to attend, pre-qualified vendor matching and more.
For more information visit www.ladieswholaunch.com/signup
Last Wednesday night, over 400 celebrities, cocktail industry enthusiasts and socialites dressed to impress and to raise a dram to the US launch of The Macallan Masters of Photography: Annie Leibovitz Edition featuring a photo-series with Kevin McKidd of Grey’s Anatomy at NYC's, Bowery Hotel.
While guests experienced Macallan 18 neat and on the rocks with ginger beer, the gliteratti posed for pics at the various step and repeats. Star sightings included Alexis Bledel and Vincent Kartheiser of Mad Men, Stacy Keibler, John Legend and his fiancé, Chrissy Teigan model, Carolyn Murphy and more. Also in the Whisky sippin’ crowd was author, Simon Doonan and founder of foursquare, Dennis Crowly.
Now that the “50 Shades of Grey” movie is in the works and Universal has selected its screenwriter, hotels are now jumping on the bandwagon and offeringthemed hotel packages. Starting with Andaz Hotel's who actually replaced the bedside bibles with copies of the toungue and cheek book. If you can't beat 'em (literally), join 'em.
So here’s another package for those enamored with Christian and his antics. Boston's Liberty Hotel has a “Fifty Shades of Sin” package designed for a most titillating night out.
1. Try The Newest Print
In the fashion industry everything is cyclical and camo is back to attack! While we loved fun florals and peppy hues for spring and summer, camoflauge makes an appropriate re-entry for autumn. Balance the bold print with a basic tank or tee, dainty accessories, neutral pumps and you're good to go!
2. Work a Cuff
Transform your favorite pair of skinnies by turning up the hem to create one wide cuff. Not only does it look effortless, but effortlessly chic especially when paired with a haute stilleto or bootie.
3. Mix Masculine & Feminine
If you consider yourself a whisky enthusiast and music fan too, then this is for you. Jameson Irish Whisky and the Fest guys who brought you Dylan Fest and Stones Fest are amped to announce a series of landmark shows: Petty Fest NYC, Petty Fest LA and Petty Fest SF.
The Fests have become a New York tradition offering an experience that’s equal parts concert and celebration. Having started in the same close-knit Lower East Side bars that adopted Jameson as their drink of choice back in the early 90s, the Fests are everything a Jameson night embodies, good friends coming together for their love of brown spirits and good beats.
For the Club-Hopper
Watch Your Favorite Headliners this Weekend
This Friday at Greenhouse New York, Sunday Attire will be headlining with an opening set by Michael Fusco. Also on deck at Lilium, Andrew Miller will headline with support from Spaceplant and DJ Tr3vor. And, this Saturday at The Red Room at Gansevoort Park, hailing from the legendary borough of the Bronx, DJ Chris Wonder will be on the ones-and-twos. Tables are filling up fast for all 3 parties so e-mail Brittany@joonbug.com to RSVP and snag a seat.
We at Joonbug are always on the hunt for the coolest new products, designs, fashion, art, music and more. In addition to reporting on the coolest events around the city, writing up the best restaurants to dine and bars to drink and interviewing cool Manhattan-based fixtures, we’re also 24-hour cool hunters. In the spirit of ‘all in a days work,’ here are some of the most awesome finds we came across this week.
‘a smart design in custom colors’
Modern furniture maker, Blu Dot offers good design that’s accessible and affordable. Vibrant, dynamic and good-kind modern-contemporary, choose your chair in bright orange, gun-metal gray and egg-shell white for a FAB deal of just $120 a pop.
This weekend, it’s all about eating across Manhattan. Not that all weekend’s aren’t but these next few days serve up the kick-off of New York Food and Wine, the last weekend of Madison Square Eats and the grand-opening of Jeepney Filipino Gastropub. Here’s the delish round-up.
New York City Food & Wine Festival
Tomorrow night, kicks off the fifth annual New York Food and Wine Festival. This foodie fest is all about eating and drinking for a fantastic cause, as a part of all event proceeds go toward initiatives to end hunger. Filling your belly with fine food and drink has never been so fun or forthgiving. Choose from a slew of epicurean-focused events, seminars and festivities from The Slanted Door Dinner hosted by Charles Phan to a Paula Deen Brunch. Juniper fans will delight in the Gin Revolution! seminar at The Vault at Pfaff’s while beer lovers can chug their lunch at the Beer Glass Tasting with Spiegelau & Captain Lawrence. Most of the Food Network star hosted events are sadly sold-out, but you can still get your starry fix at the Times Talks seminar with Bobby Flay & Giada De Laurentis. Happy wining & dining!