Wednesday, 29 April 2015

New York Street Style: Retro Chrome

Today's New York fashionista come to you by way of this futuristic, 50's-inspired sleek retro look. 

Try a look, like this classic all-white ensemble, for an elegant take on spring's emerging trend: staple whites. Add silver accents, seen here with retro sunglasses and pouch bag, for a subtle contrasting hue in the overall tone of your outfit and finish off your look with an another accent color: beige, seen here with high-waisted pants and ankle-strap heels.

Friday, 24 April 2015

Designer Spotlight: Midget Giraffe

Having effortless style as an individual is great, but when you pair that same amazing style with another, it's hard not to take notice of such dazzling eloquence.

Corey Harris and Linda Omeni are the owners of the aesthetically gorgeous fashion clothing line, Midget Giraffe. Corey, a New Jersey native, partnered up with Linda, who is originally from Nigeria, to forge the Midget Giraffe clothing brand that was inspired by, "Meshing prints and patterns from the East with tailored styles from the West."

The brand provides an array of eye-catching, unisex pieces that wearers can choose to rock day or night. The couple speaks on their reason for starting the brand saying, "We've both always really enjoyed fashion, style and all of the visual aesthetics they encompass. Fashion inspires us to live freely and allows us to tap into  the rebellious sides of our personalities by breaking the rules and pushing the envelope of what’s considered cool." The brand's clothing incorporates a lot of the bold Ankara fabric, native to Western African countries.

Be sure to snag these one-of-a-kind standout pieces available for purchase at the Midget Giraffe website here.

Check out these standout shots that I snapped of the pair below!

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

New York Street Style: Vivid Color-Blocking

Color Outfit Inspiration In A Quirky Look.

Spotted this fashionista in the Harlem neighborhood of New York City. Check out her bold take on spring's evolving trend: animated color-blocking hues with an added sporty vibe.

Saturday, 18 April 2015

No Basics Brunch At Corner Social In Harlem

The sun has finally shed its luminous light over the city of New York, i.e; Brighter, looser clothing, outdoor excursions and weekend brunches with friends. (what more could you ask for?)

This Saturday, April 18th, fashionistas, music lovers and foodies alike all over New York were called out to the Corner Social restaurant in Harlem in order to celebrate the inauguration of the spring season at the "No Basics Brunch". Because, of course, the location of the restaurant is situated amidst the epicenter of Harlem's cultural hub (125th street), it was no surprise to see all of the dapper darlings (and gents!) who showed up in their best spring frocks.

The lively social event was hosted by Claire Sulmers (editor-in-chic of, Damon Peruzzi- a.k.a "Legendary Damon" (event host) and Ty Hunter (personal stylist to BeyoncĂ©). The event also featured special guest hosts such as Kehinde Wiley (painter), and Laquan Smith (fashion designer) with music indulgence by DJ Olivia Dope.

Re-cap with all of the photos and amazing style shots from the event below!

DJ Olivia Dope
Legendary Damon (left) and Laquan Smith (right)
Jewelery Designer, Laura Wass (right)
Ty Hunter
Amber Sabathia- Wife Of Professional Baseball Player CC Sabathia (far back right) And Friends
Claire Sulmers
Claire Sulmers (right) interviewing Legendary Damon (left)
Kira Nacole (Fashion Designer)

Brunch At Corner Social In Harlem

White Sundress + Brunch= Perfect Saturday Afternoon.
Dress: New Look
Bag: Artisan-Crafted From The Gambia
Heels: Topshop

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

New York Street Style: Metro Classic

Today's street style look comes courtesy of this perky New Yorker's Chic-Parisian-Girl-Meets-Uptown-Chick look.

Discover more about this casual cutie below! 

"I am a Journalism major at Marymount College"

"Today's weather is rather nice, so I threw on my fave pair of sunnies, this casual top, these ripped jeans for an edgy touch and my suede booties to tie it all together." 

Thursday, 9 April 2015

Hollywood Reporter: 35 Most Powerful People In New York Media

On Wednesday, April 8th, entertainment outlet, The Hollywood Reporter held their annual "35 Most Powerful People In New York Media" celebration in order to honor the city's leading influencers in the entertainment, media, business and fashion world.

The bash, which is held annually at the prestigious Four Seasons Restaurant in New York City, drew a large crowd of the most elite and famous "who's-who" of the business. Among the honorees and attendees included Editor-In-Chief of Vogue magazine, Anna Wintour, Martha Stewart, Actress Hillary Swank, ABC News anchor Diane Sawyer, Sirius XM's Howard Stern, CNN's Don Lemon and many more. 

See all of the photos from the exclusive soirĂ©e below!
June Amrose, Celebrity Stylist wearing Marc Jacobs dress, Tom Ford Heels
June Ambrose pictured with Alicia Quarles, E! News Anchor
Hoda Kotb, Today Show Anchor
David Muir, ABC World Journalist
Maria Borges, Model wearing Zac Posen dress
Nigel Barker, Photographer
Nana Meriwether, Miss USA 2012
Padma Lakshmi, Television Host
Don Lemon, CNN Journalist
Dr. Oz, Doctor & Television Host
Romper: New Look
Necklace: NWJ
Gold Bracelets: ZARA
(Not Pictured) Booties: ZOOT

New York Street Style: Sporty & Thrifty

Today's New York fashionista comes courtesy of artist, Janessa Gaddy. 

Janessa is a musician, vocalist and songwriter based in Norwalk, Connecticut. 
"I am an operatically trained vocalist and have been singing and writing all of my life." 

As the lead singer of the band, Control+V, Janessa says of her collective, 
"I am working on a short album of lullabies at the moment and have a few side projects including my band, Control+V". 

On her solo musical plans, she says, 
"I am focusing more these days on my solo project called V XO. The music ranges from ambient to experimental electronic, with jazz influences".

Much like her creative musical influences, Janessa says of this look,
"I kind of put this together this morning as I was rushing out of the house, but as far as my personal style goes, I really like abstract, graphic prints and thrift clothes!"

Be sure to check out music band, Control+V here and Janessa's solo musical project here!

Saturday, 4 April 2015

NYLON Guys Magazine Denim Party

 NYLON Guys Magazine held a one-of-a-kind "denim" celebration at Lorde & Taylor in NYC on April 2nd.

The party was also an unveiling party for the magazine's new magazine cover, featuring actor, Adam Samberg. Adam Gallagher of "i am galla" was the featured host for the evening, as well. The event drew a crowd of stylish guys (and girls!) who enjoyed a variety of activities. DJ Brittney Kernan kept the tunes going all night while guests enjoyed photo opps from a custom NYLON Guys magazine photo booth, customized candies and treats, a "tweet and treat" vending machine, free suit and jean alterations and personally customized tees and totes. For the NYLON Girl, there was also a make-up station, sponsored by Laura Mercier, for the lady guests to get pampered at!

Check out photos from the eventful night below! 

Be sure to get your copy of NYLON Guys with Adam Samberg on the cover!