The untimely death of R&B superstar Aaliyah back in 2001 caught the whole world off guard. The loss attracted thousands of devastated loyal fans to the singer’s funeral. And now, despite having been gone for well over a decade, Aaliyah’s presence remains stronger than ever.With hits like “Age Ain’t Nothing but a Number”, “One in a Million”, “Try Again”, and “Rock the Boat” it is clear that she never needed help gaining a fan base, however, having some of the biggest artists in the industry continuing to use her music definitely doesn’t hurt;artists such as Drake and Chris Brown have released remixes of her old songs.
Guests were greeted with a red carpet photo opp followed by passed hors d'oeuvres and cocktails (of course) featuring the fizzy new vodka including Bubbly Flower with Elderflower liqueur, chilled Absolut Tune served in a flute with a lemon twist and the Naughty Bellini that boasted Absolut Peach and peach puree topped with Absolut Tune. The Tres Chic offered up a straight-up, no nonsense taste of Tune with Absolut original vodka, lemon juice, simple syrup and fresh mint while the Blushing Bombshell served up Tune with a twist with Absolut Citron, campari, lemon juice and fresh grapefruit.
The infamous Sunset Saturdays at Dream Downtown's pool will now be taking place at PH-D Rooftop Lounge. The lounge is located on the 12th floor of the Dream Downtown and has amazing views of the city. The Lounge has hosted numerous celebs such as Solange Knowles, Christina Ricci, and Tyson Beckford and is brought to you from the creators of Tao, Marquee, Lavo, and Avenue. Signature cocktails are pricey, but equally delicious. Similar to The Standard, this venue is selective at the door (read: dress to impressss), but once you weave your way in, it is worth the wait. Don't miss these wild evenings every Saturday from 5:30-10pm. For reservations, e-mail SunsetSats@gmail.com.
The world of fashion is undeniably complex, with countless trends shooting off in different directions and criss-crossing at unexpected intervals. The results of these sartorial intersections are oftentimes unexpected, but there are some combinations we just flat out never expected to see. Example: the words “glamorous” and “screen-printed” applied to the same garment. Screen printing is for concert tees and family reunion sweaters, not the runway, right? As you’ve probably surmised by now, not any more. The fashion world has taken screen printing and bent it to its will; several of our favorite designers have made show-stopping photo prints their newest runway weapon. From historic, architectural trompe l’oeil to photorealistic nature prints, screen printing is adding an entirely new dimension to this season’s latest looks.
If you aren’t a fan already, now is the perfect time to get acquainted with some of the newest looks revealed by DVF during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Fall 2011. Diane von Furstenberg, the fashion design icon and current president of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) has been quite busy these last few months. This past July, Furstenburg announced the opening of her new Tokyo, Japan location in chic Ginza neighborhood. Her new self-titled fragrance has also been released along with her previous Fall Collection. Her looks that have graced the frames of celebrities such as Estelle, Solange Knowles, and Rosario Dawson are now available at a retail location near you.
The Cool Kids -- When Fish Ride Bicycles::
After years of fans waiting and being teased by announcements that the Cool Kids would be releasing their first official LP "soon" and then dropping mixtapes instead, the hip-hop duo will finally be giving their fans what they want on July 12th. The Album, When Fish Ride Bicycles, dominates summer anthem territory with cameos from Ghostface Killah, Bun B, Travis Barker and more. After the success of their EP, The Bake Sale, enormous hype surrounded their old school hip-hop revival sound and brilliantly self-aware rhymes. With such a high-profile Rolodex of guest appearances on When Fish Ride Bicycles, there is no doubt that the album will justify all the hype. The Cool Kids have transitioned from an underground sensation to the hottest ticket in the booths. Stand out tracks like "Bundle Up," "Penny Hardaway" and "Rush Hour Traffic" will be flooding your speakers this summer with their old school, golden age hip hop flare and knocking bass.
- Rush Hour Traffic
- Boomin’ (feat. Tennille)
- Sour Apples (feat. Travis Barker)
- Penny Hardaway (feat. Ghostface Killah)
- Bundle Up
- Gas Station (feat. Bun B)
- Get Right
- Swimsuits (feat. Mayer Hawthorne)
- Roll Call (feat. Asher Roth, Chip Tha Ripper, and Boldy James)
- Summer Jam (feat. Maxine Ashley) (Prod. By Pharrell Williams)
Celebrity stylist, June Ambrose is at it again. This time she has launced her own personal line of turbans that is definitely a trend to rock this summer.
June has provided fierce style for Diddy, Mariah Carey, Mary J. Blidge and a list of others from some time now. She is the go-to person at fashion week and has been seen wearing the flyest “color blocking” outfits all over the city.
Ambrose’s new line of turbans been her own signature look that she has been wearing that encouraged her to start her own line of turbans. The idea to start her own line of turbans came from wearing a turban every night during NY Fashion Week as well as making a statement with every outfit.
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.
Friday anight was one of those perfect New York nights. The kind where any and everything happened. The kind Sex and the City is based on. The east side morphed into the West side, the early night kick-off-cocktail turned into endless bottles late into the night. Velvet ropes meant nothing, the city was ours and as we teetered in sky high heels, shimmied in flirty dresses, tossed locks of hair as we danced without a care, the night went on until the first signs of day peeked out from behind the skyscrapers.
Of course, I believe, everyone should have such a night and while you can never tell which will be a blaze or a bust until you're knee deep in the VIP section, you can go to all the right spots, tango with fate, and hope the city opens her arms and rocks you all night long.