Tuesday, July 31, 2012

The Snapshot: Something Sweet

What is that adorable cookie staring at me in the window?  I was initially intimidated by the name, I mean who spells macaron with just one "o" when it's said like it has two?  Those people don't make any sense.  But thankfully the ones who actually made the desserts were a little smarter.  The price for one was a bit of a shocker ($2.75 for a tiny ass cookie!) but this, in all seriousness, was the BEST thing I have ever put into my mouth.  Bisous ciao, you are my new best friend.

Monday, July 30, 2012

The Snapshot: Say Cheese

While innocently wandering the streets of Soho I was suddenly approached by a girl with a camera.  Before getting a visual I wasn't too pleased at the thought of being bothered by a potential mugger/salesman/beggar but I unwillingly turned around.  Instead of a threat, some twenty-something year old girl asked to take a picture of us interns.  How nice :)

Take a look!  

(Sorry I couldn't upload the actual picture to the blog...)

Sunday, July 29, 2012

The Snapshot: Knowledge Is Power

It's not hard to be aware of what New York is known for......their fashion, duh!  My day was open and I stumbled on a link for "Mike's" tours of the garment district in Midtown Manhattan.  I was interested, especially by the price (which was nothing at all) and set out for my next GREAT adventure.  We met by the statue below and were then led by an energetic and sarcastic man, at least in his seventies, around the area.  He explained historical details explaining everything from the state flag to the pavement, most of which pertaining to fashion.  Unfortunately it was a Sunday, therefore we couldn't venture into areas in which the tour usually took place; Mood fabrics, fashion showrooms, and factories.  I would definitely take this tour again during the week and experience everything it has to offer!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

The Snapshot: Is This A Joke?

I would like to pass on some practical advice to all those newbies in New York City.  Never.....ever buy comedy tickets in Times Square.  Yes, they will heckle you.  Yes, it will feel like you are getting a good deal.  But if you were, they wouldn't be needing to sell these tickets on the street now, would they?  This weekend I finally decided to take advantage of my hastily purchased tickets to Dangerfield's Comedy and thankfully kept my expectations nice and low.  

The show included about five comedians, sorry no Tina Fey's here.  I had a few good chuckles here and there, just to keep me distracted from my empty wallet, I'm sure. Though the tickets took care of the "cover" charge, we still had to pay around $60 by the end of the night, just to take care of the two drink per person minimum.  But hey, I got these from Times Square....so who wants to buy some comedy tickets??

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

The Snapshot: Lobster For Dinner

Ah, the Jersey Shore.  Don't be fooled by this picturesque landscape, I swear the sun is ten thousand times amplified here than even on the equator.  For some reason I decided that I was invincible to the sun though it looks like I was wrong.  From superhero to lobster, the swap was immediate and blindsiding.  Let's say I've learned my lesson the hard way...well for now at least.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

The Snapshot: Ghetto Car Wash

Just thought I would share this technique to all those drivers on a budget out there, we all know gas prices aren't getting any cheaper.  While walking to the train from an interview, I spotted this van slowly inching through the water blasting from the fire hydrant.  Keep it classy Brooklyn.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

The Snapshot: I Am A Spy

My apologies in advance for these poor quality photos, but you must realize what extreme circumstances at which they were taken...between the judgmental stares of security I braved all and shot at my own mercy.  An act somewhat comparable to scaling the empire state building....or anything else a secret agent would do.

The exhibit took place at the MET Museum in New York and featured two designers, Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada, Elsa whom designed mostly for the top half of the woman, and Muiccia for the bottom.  Together they make the perfect yet clashing pair, completing a look not intended for the common wallflower.  For more details, check out the museum's page.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Let's Wear America

It's been ages but it's finally time to reward my hard reading followers with a much deserved DIY/ MIB though it's a little after the national holiday....oh well, it can be a reflection of this festive occasion.  And what better way to celebrate than to wear the American national colors with pride all over the front and back of the lower torso?  I've noticed a trend in distressed and trash denim and decided it was time to follow the crowd.  

  • Old shorts (Levi's, etc)
  • American Flag bandana
  • Sewing Supplies
  • Studs/ Spikes if desired

Step 1: Outline and cut out a pattern for the front panels of your shorts.  Cut out one from the stars and one from the stripes.

Step 2: Sew on the front panels you cut out, check out my sloppy hand stitching...don't let it represent what I do in design school!

Step 3: Cut and sew on the back panel, I thought I would be creative and sew it on AROUND the pocket, what a stellar choice I must say.  On the right pocket I covered it with the star fabric for a little extra pizzaz :) I had also bought some studs to badass it up until I realized I didn't have any pliers to put them in with, the one problem I'm having without being at home...

And that should complete your fourth of July outfit! Looking pretty fine I must say...don't let the holiday be the only day to show off these babies!

My fireworks from an apartment rooftop!