THE SCENE
The Conscious Shop to open as Pop-up shop

THE SCENE
#XEX Marks the Spot!

XEX Magazine (pronounced "X") has long been an online and print publication that allows professional, as well as up and coming artists, to display their work and creativity. This past weekend was the launch party to celebrate the magazines first ever men’s edition, and neither the party nor the fashion disappointed. From a live model exhibition, and photo shoot to a gallery-like display of the magazine’s inaugural issue; the night was painted to be a success from the get go. Combine this with free booze and a hot DJ and you were in for a treat.

Music and a video footage featuring editorial material since the magazine's conception set the pace for a live model exhibition. Their highly stylized and outlandish looks featured some trendy pieces like a leather glove featuring cut-outs and leopard print, and a distressed leather fanny-pack with gold trim. But if you think the models were the ones to be watching, then you'd be wrong. This party gave way to some of New York City's local trend setters to strut their stuff. And because this was a men’s fashion event, the guys did not disappoint, also rocking some of today's hottest trends. Check it out!

To top things off, Editor-In-Chief Sailey Williams rounded his team, including fashion editor Inoisell Miranda, and decided to turn his guests into models with a live photo shoot where no one was safe. To delve into the plethora of fashions of the night, click here. In the midst of it all, there was still the magazine. The first men’s edition of XEX has the right amount of substance and features fabulous editorial material styled by some of New York’s hottest stylists. The “mode home” is everywhere to see, trying hard not to alienate the classic male, while still catering to the fashion forward. This launch had all the ingredients for a good party, and if you like a good party then you’ll love a good read!

For more info and recent issues of XEX Mag click here.

GREEN TIPS
Daily Green Tip: Cancel That Unwanted Subscription

How often do you sift through your mail and either recycle or throw away unwanted catalogs? (eh hem LL Bean, Crate and Barrel). While it's nice of companies to often send you free magazines, if you're not going to read it, they don't need to print it!

DAILY BITES
Drinking from the Top of the List

Not to be missed, this spectacular wine tasting event is on Tuesday, May 10th at the Metropolitan Pavilion from 6:30-8:30pm. Don't forget to get your tickets early because they will sell-out. General admission is $65, while VIP tickets at $95 will get you into the event early.

Here's a look at some of the participating wineries: Roderer Estate, Cakebread Cellars, Ferrari-Carano Winery, Evening Land Vineyards, Flowers, Ramey, Rombauer, Silver Oak, and Charles Krug (yum!). In case that's not enough, ABC Kitchen, Ai Fiori, Ciano, Spasso, Hung Ry and Junoon among other restaurants will be providing food to pair with the large selection of wines.

Hope to see you there!

ARREST
Kid CuDi Held at Gunpoint by LAPD

Rapper Kid CuDi has found himself trapped on the downward slope of the rollercoaster that is his musical career, and it hasn’t even been six months since he dropped his highly anticipated first album Man on the Moon: The End of Day. In his most recent bout of misfortunes, the Cleveland emcee, his entourage, and several members of Britain’s NME magazine were held at gunpoint by the LAPD in transit after a photo shoot. The group was pulled over on Fairfax Avenue in Los Angeles where police officers surrounded the convoy with guns at the ready demanding their targets to, “keep your hands visible!” The entire group was then ordered to exit the vehicles and kneel on the ground where they were then put in handcuffs. However, after several moments of tense inquiry, every member of the group was released as the police realized they had detained the wrong party.