CULTURE CLUB
Celebrity Stylist Felix Mercado Hosting Sunglass Hut Opening at Macy's

In celebration of the arrival of Sunglass Hut in Macy's Herald Square, television personality and stylist to the stars Felix Mercado, is kicking off the occasion by hosting the grand opening party. There will be food, drink, and plenty of fabulous to go around. Make sure your smartphones are charged to capture all the great moments on social media. Don't miss it! Party is from 6:00pm-8:30pm

EARGASMIC
Avicii in NYC, October 10

The two-time Grammy-nominated electronic producer, Avicii will be coming to New York on Thursday, October 10th, to perform at the Roseland Ballroom. The show is co-sponsored by Denim & Supply Ralph Lauren, who have made exclusive shirts for the DJ.

The only way to get tickets to the show is by purchasing one of these Avicii shirts. They will be going for $39.50 - not a bad price considering you get to see Avicii too - and will be available starting August 30! You can find the shirts at one of the 19 select Macy's and Ralph Lauren stores located in NYC and Boston.

THE SCENE
Maison Jules at C24 Gallery


Macy’s new Parisian-inspired brand, Maison Jules, kicked off New York Fashion Week a couple days early with a party and presentation of their new line. The event was held at the C24 Gallery in Chelsea, which had been completely transformed for the occasion. Fashion industry insiders mingled over cocktails while DJ Noemi Ferst set the mood. Among those in attendance were Garance Doré ,French blogger and fashion photographer, who shot the Maison Jules campaign. Her partner, Scott Schuman, very well known for his blog, The Sartorialist, accompanied her.

CULINARY OCCASIONS
A Taste of Argentina

Who doesn't like to enjoy some wine while getting a taste of what another country has to offer? On April 17th, The Wines of Argentina, Argentine Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Tourism and the Consulate General in New York will host the 3rd Annual World Malbec Day, celebrating the iconic wines from Argentina.

The worldwide celebration will have events happening throughout New York, London, Los Angeles, and other big cities. Events will include wine tastings, tango performances, and a Malbec crush. New York will be hosting an invitation-only gala and tasting at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, which will have wine industry executives, experts, and aficionados in attendance.

SARTORIALLY YOURS
Rock a Bow Tie for Spring
PRIMP IT
Say Goodbye to Oil + Shine!

With summer on the way, it can be daunting to think about the heat and humidity that ultimately causes oil buildup on our skin. This is the time when all of us are more prone to those little red blemishes we continuously try to avoid, and a shiny appearance that no one wants! In order to fight the oil buildup, we have to use the right products that will get the job done and Glam Damn It, we’ve found the cures! Below are our favorite top-rated products. Check out these cleansers, masks, and makeup products, to help banish oil and improve the appearance of your skin!

KILLER DEAL
Bargain Babe: 5 Places to Spend Your Tax Refund

On that morning when you're watching reruns of The Most Blinged Out My Super Sweet 16 and lamenting the loss of your million dollar upbringing (we know, we've been there too!), just remember that you've got a fat check coming your way!

In the midst of filing all of your taxes, maybe you forgot the light at the end of the tunnel. Your tax returns are set from the heavens, by stork and arrive at your doorstep just in time for super shopper deals! But where to spend the sweet bundles of cash coming your way?

While some of us might invest in a few household necessities, make a payment on a car, plan a sunny vacation or even join a new gym and commit to a get fit regime – we know just know to ‘invest’ our hard earned cash – ‘cause we plan to go shopping!

STYLIZER
5 Easy Steps to go From Daytime Drab to Nighttime Fab

Every girl-on-the-go is pinched for time at some point or another, and every now and then, she may lack the inspiration to make a quick turnaround from the daytime look to one she can wear out on the town. Well have no fear busy beauties, Joonbug is here! We have come up with 5 great tips that can help you to create the perfect day-to-night look without having to stop at home or pack a duffle on your way to work.

Tip 1: Let’s start with shoes- Slip into a pair of your fave heels!

There is no better way to turn a day look into nighttime style than by ditching the flats and pumping it up (literally!) For those who don’t want to endure the “torture” of the 5-inch stiletto, we have the perfect solution to the misconception that beauty=pain. Check out the Cole Haan collection by Maria Sharpova. With concealed NIKE AIR technology leather, lined leather mid-sole, and stacked heel rubber sole, these babies add comfort to style (also available at Macy’s and Nordstrom). Once that’s taken care of, throw on a pair of your favorite skinny jeans and you’re good to go. We know, not all are fans of the skinny jeans, and if this speaks to you, try a trendy wedge sandal with your simple skirt or dress. It is the perfect variation of high-heels that is comfortable and sure to add flair to your look.

THE SCENE
The Fashionista's Guide to NYC's Best Shopping Displays

As cliché as it sounds- it’s the most wonderful time of the year. Even scientifically speaking- shopping produces endorphins- our happiness drug; is there any other time that we shop more than just before Christmas? That, paired with the out-of-this-world adverts kindly created by NYC classics like Henri Bendel and Saks Fifth Avenue, have us practically eating out of the palm of their deliciously gorgeous, string-lit, ornament-strewn, hand. But before any holiday purchases are made, some window shopping is in order. The window displays of NYC are a little piece of magic created intricately for anyone who still believes in Christmas. And while yes, it’s a ploy to get you inside, you can still enjoy the beauty for what it’s worth- and maybe score some incredible stocking stuffers (Think Bendel bangle or Serendipity-esque gloves from Bloomies).

THE SCENE
Fashion Focus 2011

Preview Party

The preview party, which took place on Monday at the swank Public Chicago Hotel, was a stunning start to a week of lavish clothing and stylish accessories. Gathered in a fire place-warmed backroom was some of Chicago’s fashion heavy weights. Seventy or so elite individuals, clad in black, were cluttered with purpose, chatting, and drinking at their free glasses of wine as if there were morsels of gold waiting for them at the bottom.
Style executants like Lauren Lien, Sioban Darcy, the owner of Nunu Collection, Kiyonna, Miriam Cecilia, and Mario Tricoci; local media outlets like WCIU, and style blogs such as stylepluscurves.com, were all there, making their rounds.
Beyond the busier room was a soft wooden-wall room, which housed large candles, wooden tables, dark carpet, a small parade of tea light candles and couture grandeur. The elegant low-key atmosphere was approached with decadence, and the evening was well catered. Large plush couches were situated to encourage conversatioin and comfort..
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Chicago Fashion Incubator

Millennium Park, in the Chase Promenade North, was the place to be Tuesday evening. Fashion cognoscenti from Chicagoland and beyond crowded into the space, witnessing design in action. The preview of the upcoming spring season was fiercely entertaining, and there was a train of delightful pieces. The event exhibited fashion to accomidate those from floss-sized to plus-sized, and the reel of models wore the cuts with woven grace. The color palettes were emphasized, and each design received its deserved nod and applause.
Macys supported industry artists showcased unique and fresh looks. The artists are six up-and-coming members of The Chicago Fashion Incubator, a four-year old program, which nurtures designers, providing all of the tools they will need to survive within the industry.