Last night, Zoe Saldana hit the red carpet of the MTV Movie Awards yesterday and although I would have loved to have seen something else in terms of her apparel (yes it's Givenchy but for me, there are a lot of trends - floral, cut outs, lace, etc placed together and it doesn't allow you to enjoy the overall sophostication of the look) - I love the accessories that she's rocked! While many awards shows are all about high glamour, there are also shows where people are able to dress laid back and to be a bit more casual. Both of these rings are amazing and a great way to take your look to whole other level even when you're casual (of course when you're dressed up, these rings are absolute stunners). Roll over the above images to find out about Graziela Gems and EF Collection.
I came back from the Hamptons yesterday and enjoyed running around Sag Harbor in plaid, Sebago's and jeans. Although there will be a full debriefing on this fun trip this weekend, one of the moments that I loved was meeting Alana Kellen, who is a stylist for VH1 and MTV. She took us to a J Crew (which I don't really pop into that much) but this one had a slightly different inventory as it focused on the shore style of dressing. So today, I am inspired by fab shades of grey (one of my go to colors), casual weekend trips (we went to a Farmer's Market that was along the road which was a lot of fun) and of course his sense of casual style.
Cashmere is a must and just because you're wearing it doesn't mean you're going to the office. I love when it is paired with a tee and jeans and casual sneakers that have a bit of pop. Throw on a cap as you get behind the wheel and make sure there is a fab bag to pack up all your gear for whatever it is that you'll be up to! Our J Crew focused spread is perfect for the fall!
The long weekend continues as we settle into our first Mon of Sept. Although it's a day off, I'm still updating my Fashion Week schedule so I have to continue to stay connected! Yesterday I told you a bit about Cuca Fresca (via our post about a day in Fire Island with this fab rum brand as well as Shontelle) which is a Cachaca that is made by a Brazilian family. If you're out and about looking for this spirit, here in NYC you can purchase their rum at Astor Wine and Spirits and since you guys know that I am always in and out of Miami, they are also at The Delano - Florida Room (my new love after my press trip there and Lenny Kravitz's spot) as well as the W South Beach - Library Bar. Their Brazilian Mint Lemonade is the perfect refreshing drink when you're continuing to grill or when you have to check in from time to time on a few projects. This drink is super easy to make and is bound to become a favorite. Enjoy the rest of your day with this drink with the recipe above!
We all know that this is the last official weekend of the summer without a doubt! It's also my last relaxing weekend before heading into some crazy weeks including Fashion Week (starting Thurs - eek), my birthday this weekend and a number of other projects which are slightly top secret but will be shared later on. So when Paul, our Food Editor here on the site said that we had to go to Fire Island we (Jacob - Men's Editor and I) were intrigued. None of us had been to Fire Island and as we took the ferry over to the island that is connected by boardwalks as you're not able to drive, we realized that this lush oasis was going to be a lot of fun!
Labor of Love was an amazing event that took place last night where proceeds of the ticket sales went to support Housing Works which has provided support since 1990, homeless men, women, and children living with HIV and AIDS in New York City and beyond. If you have went to the Housing Works Thrift Shop or the Housing Works Bookstore Cafe, you have supported their efforts and the community at large. To have such a party and to support this initiative which was really amazing to see. Of course, what's a party without fab music? I was beyond thrilled that Shontelle performed 'Impossible' as well as 'Perfect Nightmare' yesterday (you'll see images of her in our gallery as well as a quick shot of her and I) and of course, we enjoyed beverages from Cuca Fresca. Last night I enjoyed the Brazilian Mint Lemonade which I believe is the drink of the day and perfect to enjoy for Labor Day Weekend! Enjoy the images from the event, the beauty of Fire Island and more! To see a turnout this large at a fab house party (even the Mayor of Fire Island hung out with us) was a lot of fun! In addition, for those following on Facebook, you'll be able to see more images from this event!
For those of us on the East Coast we have been getting minute to minute updates about Hurricane Earl (how is he going to show up on the last weekend of the summer) and it seems that today is absolutely gorgeous! So it's perfect to grab your bikini and for me and my friends, we're heading out to Fire Island to get some sun and to see Shontelle perform! You guys know that we covered her last year, she was apart of She's the First which we were media sponsors for and now she is doing this concert in conjunction with Housing Works and MTV so it's a super worthy cause!
We have been talking about fall but today I do believe is the last day that we will talk about summer treasures; however, many of us will dip into our summer closets for a few more weeks as our temperatures are still high. In fact if you travel, you still do this as well. Later this month, I will be in Cancun and then next month I will be in the Dominican Republic - so I'm always on the hunt for the cutest bikinis possible. Above, I'm all about orange as we're going to Fire Island today. I love this Gottex bandeau because it's different and I will be attending their Fashion Week show as well (oh please let me see Rosa Cha too as I am still awaiting invites for a few shows). I'm loving this Tory Burch clutch as well as I'm a huge fan of Rattan and this can be worn poolside, at the cabana and then for a night out. Of course I am never without a pair of Marc Jacobs and I think a person can only be dressed when they have a pair of Jimmy Choos on their feet!
There's nothing like running inbetween raindrops in NYC on a Friday no less. This weekend is supposed to be a promising weekend! Not only do both of the new baseball stadiums open but it's the weekend and the idea of sleeping in, brunch and more is enough to make even the rainiest day seem not so bad. Still, you have to be in the weather and why not dress it up. I'm all about Hunter Boots and these are available at J Crew which is very convenient!
They're stylish on their own but seeing that I love to accessorize, why not consider getting Hunter fleece liners? These are a great way to add in a pop of color and of course they serve the functional purpose of keeping your feet dry and warm! Finally, the umbrella doesn't need to be drab. This black and white Juicy Couture umbrella is compact and has a matching bag as well.
Take some time to check out some great finds and wherever you're heading today, at least we're closer to summer. On rainy days, I tend to search the internet more and we have two giveaways - Sex and the City inspired pantiesby Cosabella are being given away next Tues (with the sequel coming next summer I's excited) and we are also giving away on Mon - tickets to the Clearasil event for a new Dance Crew which will take place at Hard Rock Cafe in Times Square - so much fun if you're addicted to the MTV version of the show as I am!
I am so excited to share a giveaway with you! Do you love watching MTV's Dance Crew? If you love seeing teams of people dance together, you'll love this event on Tues, April 7th at Hard Rock Cafe in Times Square (after the event, America will choose the winner by coming to the site to vote beginning April 9th). Clearasil is sponsoring an event which will crown the official Clearasil Dance Crew! This is a night of dancing and fun! Kitten Lounge is getting in on the fun by giving away 10 sets of tickets for you to attend this event and of course we'll give away the Clearasil Pen which stops pimples as soon as you begin realizing that they're there! I'll be at the event and various celebrities will be judging this as well! Take some time to check out the crews who will be participating and if you want to get tickets, tell us methods that you have previously used to stop your pimple from taking the spotlight from your event!
With so much talk about modeling, who makes a good one and what it takes, it's clear that everyone needs to take a step back and think about what modeling means. Finding women that are true bodies is definitely a request that is being heard around the world. Although the industry may be struggling with what it is considered ideal, we can all agree that positive health is essential and MTV is adding a show that allows women to work towards their goal in being a model while also enforcing losing weight in a positive way. Could it be that MTV's new show Model Makers may help 15 people from around the country by providing trainers, nutritionists, stylists and industry leaders under the supervision of Michael Flutie could provide some answers to this? For 12 weeks, contestants will compete in intensive physical training to ensure that everyone is at their personal best while also completing high fashion challenges to see who has the "It Factor". The winner will receive a $100,000, a models portfolio and a personal trainer for one year. If you are interested, there is an open call and all the details can be found by visiting MTV's Model Maker site. If you can't make it to these locations, you can turn your application in via email as well.
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