FASHIONABLE
Valentine's Day by Kiki de Montparnasse

Every year, in the weeks leading up to Valentine's Day, women everywhere are assaulted with images of all things red, pink, white, frothy, and sweet. Little candy hearts and cutesy bra and underwear sets that would be right at home in Malibu Barbie's closet. If that happens to be your style, that's just fine, of course - but what about those of us that fancy ourselves and our mates...a bit edgier?

Luxury lingerie and lifestyle line Kiki de Montparnasse offers something chic for women who prefer their romance served straight up. The line borrows from vintage silhouettes and styles and adds a modern twist. Forgoing the use of traditional red and pink in favor of black and nude, Kiki de Montparnasse lingerie is sophisticated without losing any hint of sexiness. Favored by celebrities and fashion's elite, the pieces in the streamlined collections range from (somewhat) demure to racy - and if the price tag scares you off, there are plenty of budget-friendly options available on the website in the "Bath and Body", "Home", and "Arts" sections. There are also luxury gift sets available online for those that are short on time (and/or ideas).

NOTABLES
Exclusive Interview with Dream Downtown's Noah Tepperberg

Noah Tepperberg can be described as no less than a nightlife mogul. He and The Strategic Group are responsible for opening some of the hottest spots ever; including Avenue, Marquee and Artichoke Pizza in NYC and TAO and LAVO in Las Vegas.

Their latest project, Dream Downtown had a launch party on June 15th, which was described as simply, "Epic." Quite a crowd came out to celebrate the much anticipated opening, including singer Eve, Solange Knowles, Tyson Beckford, Shenae Grimes, Kellan Lutz, and Kara Dioguardi, just to name a few. The new spot hasn't officially opened its doors to the public, but it's already being touted as the "next big thing." We got a chance to chat with Noah about Dream and what's to come for the new lavish hot spot.

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