Heidi Klum hosted Dr. Scholl’s NYC Event to Launch DreamWalk

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Heidi Klum hosted an intimate event with  Dr. Scholl’s to launch DreamWalk Wednesday.   DreamWalk is a line of products aimed to make the most fashionable heels more friendly.

While Jimmy Choos and Louboutins look fierce.  Every woman who has worn them can attest to the amount of pain they experience at the end of an evening.

So here is where old-school footwear specialists Dr. Scholl’s come in.  Some of the new helpers include High Heel Insoles. These make stilettos more comfortable via gel arch supports that take the pressure off the ball of the food and wicking fabric that keep feet dry.  There are DreamWalk Sole Expressions Heel Liners that prevent blisters and help fit. There are lots of cushions, creams and files to help your feet after taking those shoes off too.

As a supermodel and tv host, Heidi Klum has spent her share of hours in painful shoes.  The launch event even had monster-like representations of how bad shoes feel (which actually would make for fun footwear).  Together with refreshing mocktails and experts to give your own problem heels some foot therapy, Heidi chatted with guests about her own experience in the quest for shoe comfort.

I know I can’t part with my favorite pumps.  At least I know I have allies to keep me sane.

 

-Mariana Leung, Ms. Fabulous

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New York Learning: Born to Style Workshop 103 #BorntoStyle3

Born to Style Workshop 103

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Join celebrity fashion stylist and editor-in-chief of UNVOGUE magazine K. Tyson Perez, along with a team of leading industry insiders (hair-stylists, make-up artists, designers). For three magical hours these industry insiders and decision makers will provide attendees with a valuable hands-on learning experience; teaching the basic ins and outs of fashion styling, hair styling and make-up artistry – along with inside tips to succeed. The workshop will entail an interactive discussion between the industry professionals and workshop attendees including a live model tutorial (high-fashion and commercial wardrobe options as well as make-up/hair styling set-up will be provided by the UNVOGUE team).  Upon completion of the workshop, each attendee will take part in a fashion forward photo shoot with an UNVOGUE team photographer as well as receive digital images to launch their portfolios – and their fashion career.

Date: March 8, 2014

Time: 12-3pm

What attendees will take away from the workshop:

  1. How to break into the field of fashion styling
  2. The different types of fashion stylists (i.e. film/TV, celebrity and red carpet)
  3. Creating a professional portfolio
  4. Developing your own “styling” aesthetic and signature
  5. Creating, nurturing and maintaining relationships with photographers, agencies, showrooms and potential clients
  6. How to build your styling, make-up, or hair kit
  7. Steps to securing agency representation or management
  8. A gift bag to help with the start-up of your personalized kit

 

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K. Tyson Perez is a fashion editor and stylist born and raised in New York City. Tyson is also the publisher/editor-in-chief of the digital publications UNVOGUE and UNSOUND magazines. He also serves as creative consultant to several emerging New York based fashion and luxury brands. Tyson’s past and present clients include Jennifer Lopez, Reese Witherspoon, Megan “Mugzy” McCauley and Donna Pierrot.

UNVOGUE is one of the top fashion and beauty digital magazine platforms noted by The New York Times. UNVOGUE appeals to the modern day fashion and style connoisseur mixing young designer brands, mass marketed brands and vintage clothing to create fashion forward ensembles. As an all inclusive fashion platform, UNVOGUE caters to both male and female fashionistas equally and encourages individuality amongst an industry of “popular trends”. Visit www.UNVOGUE.com to view the current and past issues.

 

 

 

 

New York Fashion Week: Mara Hoffman Fall 2014 @MaraHoffman

 

While I thought I was sitting in a marginally lit tent in New York, the veil was dropped when the models stormed the stage during the Mara Hoffman show. Unbeknownst to me, I’d been transported to an exclusive part of the Mojave desert with a very strict (and pricey) dress code.  The presentation opened with a black and white mosaic tunic with a casual pant to match. Models for the first of the show were paired with a low heel black pump, which appeared at times distracting due to their quality.

Delving deeper in the show, all the model were treated to golden tipped braids as they revealed more of the Hoffman collection. The cropped top and skirt duo seamlessly complemented the show opener, as bursts of bold colors, patterns, emerged from behind the tent walls. Pantone color of the year, radiant orchid (and variations of the hue) weaved in and out of the Parson graduate’s more captivating pieces. After several form accentuating ensembles of silk textured turquoise, royal blue, and orchid flashed the audience, more embellished pieces became the trend for Ms. Hoffman’s production.

A quarter of the way into the show, sequin outfits flowed without abandon on the Mercedes Benz stage. The first three pieces that initiated the parade of sequin dueled being admired for its craftsmanship and polarized for it gaudiness. As Mara Hoffman’s show progressed we being to see a plethora of cream and browns, intermittently splashed with the staring colors of orchid, black and blues.  The twin camel sweater was a bittersweet experience which made what followed to be a welcomed reprieve.  Ironically, it was Hoffman’s all black and predominately black efforts at the end of the show that stood out within the sea of colors and sequin.  These pieces we are a sensual blend of culture, style and creativity, not necessarily void in the other components of the collection but more apparent in the previously mentioned.

 

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It was a sometimes warm and shimmering production, other times, cold and direct, either way it was a journey that inspired substantive conversation. Isn’t this what is demanded from fashion?

New York Fashion Week: Lee Jean Youn Fall 2014 @leejeanyoun

 

 

On February 8th, I had the pleasure of attending the Lee Jean Youn fashion show.  Upon entering, my curiosity was immediately piqued by the layout of the catwalk; which could only dare to prepare me for what’s to come.  This show could have been a drawn out disaster or a sublime masterpiece. I must say the effort was clearly present and the result was simply extraordinary!  The set-up of the show was unconventional from the beginning.  I was excited as soon as I took my seat and waited for the models to take to the catwalk. His collection challenges the norm of haute couture, with his intricate designs influenced heavily by traditional Korean Culture. Both the show, and fashion was a poetic love letter to Asian high fashion. His seductive mix of leathers , fur, fabrics, textiles coupled with his ingenuity, blissfully marries to create a fresh take on what is sometimes blindly called” fall fashion”.

Youn’s impeccable color choices set the tone for a presentation that could only deliver perfection. I loved everything from the tufted leopard skirts and bras made from purse straps, to the deliberate saunter of the models versus the typical aggressive pace on the catwalk. It’s hard to have one’s attention drawn away from the stunning apparel, but I would be remissed as a connoisseur of fashion if I didn’t mention how beautifully the bags and hats where executed. The details and paneling on each of the bags from Lee Jean Youn, solidifies his reputation as a highly revered milliner. His talent for creating art in the form of accessories beamed during the production.  The feathers that adorned some of Lee Jean Youn’s hats tastefully added flair while knitted sun hats were deliciously exaggerated and fun.  The slick pairings of accessories and pieces for the models have to be commended for aesthetically crafting a story that encourages boundaries to be tried and pushed.

On a personal note, Team Kitty Bradshaw has been following Mr. Youn since 201o when he debuted during fashion week with Concept Korea.  He definitely made an impression on us then, and it has been such a pleasure to watch the evolution of Lee Jean Youn.  For those of us paying close attention, it is quite evident that Youn is a greater talent than Christian Siriano.  It is only a matter of time before the rest of the world knows.

Congratulations Lee Jean Youn on a successful collection.

 

 

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Winter Time Activities in New York #nyc #winter

Winter Time Activities in New York

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There are so many fun and exciting Winter Time Activities in New York that both visitors and locals can participate in. While some of the things may seem touristy, there is a reason people do them anyway. Both locals and visitors to NYC make it a point to experience ice skating in Rockefeller Center or Central Park at least once. Of the two locations, visitors to NYC are less likely to head to Central Park for ice skating than Rockefeller Center, making the Wollman Rink the more peaceful and relaxing choice. Those who are looking to embrace the non-stop action and energy NYC has to offer usually prefer ice skating at Rockefeller Center. For a chance to go ice skating for free Bryant Park also boats an ice rink.

Those not bothered by the cold weather often take advantage of wintertime in NYC to go on a boat tour of the city. NYC boat tours are run less frequently during the winter than the rest of the year, but tend to be less crowded too. Wintertime boat tours always have enclosed sections where people can sightsee from the warmth of the boat’s interior.

For people looking for an indoor experience, there are many museums and shops that are worth checking out during the winter. Some of the best sales in the city are held during the winter months in an attempt to attract customers at what is normally a slow time of year for the retail world.

The city’s museums offer a great way to stay entertained while avoiding the low temperatures and windy conditions of the winter season. Some of NYC’s museums, such as the American Museum of Natural History and the Metropolitan Museum of Art are so big that it can take an entire day to see them properly. There are also many smaller museums to choose from, such as the Lower East Side Tenement Museum.

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Broadway shows are less often frequented in the winter than the rest of the year, so the winter season is a great time to score tickets to a Broadway show. Not only is it likely the tickets will be slightly cheaper than they would be any other time, the theaters are not nearly as crowded, cutting down on the time it takes to get into a Broadway show. Many restaurants in Times Square offer special lunch or dinner menus geared towards those who have just come from or are soon heading to a Broadway show.

Visiting NYC during the December holidays is particularly fun for many people. Lincoln Square is the site of the Winter’s Eve Festival. This festival is family friendly and includes live music and a ceremony to light a holiday tree. Local restaurants are always on hand giving out samples and guests are even offered specials from local retailers such as discounts. Another popular wintertime activity in NYC is the Radio City Christmas Spectacular.

These are just a few of the fun things to do in NYC during the winter season.

 

Times Square New Years Eve Tips

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Times Square New Years Eve Tips- I don’t have any plans for New Years Eve next week, and have been thinking about going to Times Square to watch the ball drop.  Of course this is something I have never done before, so my New York House Cats have been snickering at me while claiming this is a bad idea, loll.  After thoroughly researching, I learned that you damn near have to stand outside for 24 hours just to get prime location.  In addition, you have to fight the elements.  *sighs* So I am seriously reconsidering this plan.  Three of my House Cats were so kind as to provide a few tips for those of you who plan to defy all odds and go out to watch the ball drop in Times Square.

 Times Square New Years Eve Tips

1. Wear as many layers as possible.

2. Put your liquor in a soda bottle.

3. Try not to get sloppy drunk, police presence will be in full force and they will be looking for a reason to NOT arrest you.

4.  Bring someone with you that you want to kiss at midnight because if you don’t, a perfect stronger will walk right up and plant one on you before you have the chance to bat an eyelash.

5. Bring ample snacks… food resources are limited.

6. Get there first thing in the morning of New Years Eve…. that is the only way you will have a good spot.  Remember that people fly in from all over the world to watch the ball drop in Times Square.

7. Bring an extra cell phone battery or portable cell phone charger.

8. Pack a roll of toilet tissue and hand sanitizer.  You are going to be about that “Port-o-Potty life” lollll

9. Secure all belongings…. pick pockets will be trying to secure your valuables for you.

10. Be camera ready… the news media will be out filming close up and areal shots.    Depending on how close you are tot he action, there is a good chance you will be picked up on tv.

 Thank You Daryll, Joyll, and Zoe !!!!

 

New Years Eve Cocktails 2013 In Manhattan or Mixology at Home (Recipes)

New Years Eve Cocktails 2013 In Manhattan or Mixology at Home (Recipes)
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Spend New Year’s Eve in Manhattan.  Regardless of where you are, there is a bar, restaurant, or both open and ready to help you bring in 2014.  Even if you are not in New York, don’t let that stop you from indulging in a few New Years Eve Cocktails created by NYC’s hottest restaurants.  In celebration of the New Year, a few of NYC’s favorite neighborhood hot spots are serving up sparkling cocktails sure to bring out the cheer in all of us. From Wall Street to Washington Heights, revelers are invited to ring in 2014 with sparking celebratory sips at Haru, Harding’s, Appetito Ristorante and Rusty Mackerel, or dabble in holiday mixology at home with the following DIY recipes…

 

Berries & Bubbles

Downtown/Wall Street- Haru’s  “Berries & Bubbles”  ($13)

1 Wall St

This sweet twist on classic Prosecco will invigorate the senses and keep you fresh th  roughout the evening.

Recipe:

  • 2 oz Svedka Raspberry
  • .5 oz strawberry schnapps (or strawberry liqueur)
  • 3 oz prosecco
  • Fresh strawberries

 

 

Flat Iron District- Harding’s “Arctic Kiss” from mixologist Derrick Turner ($14)

32 E 21st Street

Make you midnight kiss even sweeter with a unparalleled blend of sparkling wine, vodka, cherry liqueur and fresh fruit.

Recipe:

  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 3/4 ounce cherry liqueur
  • 1/2 ounce sparkling wine
  • 3 cherries
  • 2 strawberries
  • 3/4 ounce lemon juice
  • 1 ounce simple syrup

 

*Muddle the cherries and strawberries; add all remaining ingredients and shake with ice.  Double strain into a sugar rimmed coupe glass and top with sparking wine float.  Garnish with a strawberry.

 

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Midtown-Appetito Ristorante’s “The Flower Poinsettia” ($13)

47 W 39th Street

Paint the town red with this colored cocktail that’s quick to mix and sure to satisfy.

Recipe:

  • 1/2 ounce triple sec orange liqueur
  • 3 ounces cranberry juice
  • Champagne

 

*Pour triple sec and cranberry juice into a chilled Champagne flute, stir well. Top with Champagne.

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Uptown/Washington Heights- Rusty Mackerel’s “Pretty-Mac” from Beverage Director Marcella Anise Smith ($12)

209 Pinehurst Avenue (off 187th Street)

This craft concoction, named for Rusty Mackerel’s owner/chef James “Mac” Moran, will provides a healthy dose of cheer with hits of cherry, ginger, and rose.

Recipe:

  • 1oz rose geranium simple syrup
  • 2oz crabbies ginger beer
  • .25oz lemon juice
  • 1 spoonful brandied cherry juice
  • Fill with sparkling wine
  • Garnish with brandied cherry

 

 

New York Shopping- GUCCI FIFTH AVENUE for Christmas: 2013

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Purchase the perfect Christmas gifts for your loved ones at Gucci retailers throughout New York.  Below are a few gift suggestions that will make anything given by Santa pale in comparison.  All of these items can be found at Gucci Fifth Avenue or online.

GUCCI FIFTH AVENUE

Address: 725 5th Ave, New York, NY 10022
Phone:(212) 826-2600
Hours:  Saturday 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

 

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Black Felt Hat $525

  • This black felt women’s hat is the perfect accessory for the streets of New York.  It has a black leather strap with antique gold hardware with the Gucci stamp to make your head stand out in a crowd.  I absolutely adore this hat, and love the fact that it comes in several sizes to fit different sized heads.

 

 

 

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Coda Satin Effect Fabric High-Top Sneaker $1100

  • Everyone owns at least one pair of sneakers.  I am a firm believer that even your incognito days should be trimmed in sparkles, feathers, and leather, lolll.  *shrugs* I guess that’s the former drag queen in me talking, loll.  These special sneakers are made with black satin fabric and black crystals.  Perfect for a trip to the hair salon or to pick up groceries.

 

 

 

 

 

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Raina Leather Top Handle Bag $2860

 

  • Gucci suggest you pair this weekend bag with easy denim looks to pull off an effortless presentation.  I am in love with this bag, and appreciate the khaki leather.  I don’t see too many people incorporating this color into their wardrobes.  This bag will make you unique while strolling through Central Park or attending your children’s sporting events.
  • detachable and adjustable shoulder strap with 15.3″ drop
  • double top zip closure with knotted double zip closures
  • interior zip and smart phone pockets
  • protective metal feet
  • medium size: 16″W x 11″H x 5″D

 

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Paisley Woven Silk Tie $290

  • This is the perfect gift for your boss, pastor, or children’s principle.  They had several colors… I went with the color of power; red and bordeaux.
  • Made in Italy
  • 100% silk
  • 2.8″W x 54.6″L

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Interlocking Watch- 18kt Pink Gold $2395

I still have my first Gucci watch; it was given to me as a gift my first year in college.  This particular timepiece is found under the men’s section.  I recommend a Gucci watch for your nieces or nephews.  Any first or second year college students.
  • 18kt pink gold and black PVD case, 37mm diameter
  • brown crocodile strap with black pvd buckle
  • GG lining
  • brown sun-brushed dial with gucci logo at 12 o’clock
  • swiss made
  • quartz movement
  • sapphire crystal
  • water-resistant to 5ATM (160 feet/50 meters)
  • 2 year warranty

 

 

 

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Black Leather Backpack $1950

  • Everyone needs a black leather backpack in their closet.  I appreciate this bag because it isn’t inundated with logos all over the place.  Trust me when I say the quality of the bag will shine without having to be obvious.
  • black nylon web straps
  • beige cotton linen lining
  • Made in Italy
  • embossed interlocking G detail
  • adjustable olive buckles on the straps
  • pull closure and magnetic flap
  • front zipper pocket
  • interior smart phone and open pockets
  • 13.4″W x 16″H x 7″D

 

 

GUCCI – FIFTH AVENUE

Address: 725 5th Ave, New York, NY 10022
Phone:(212) 826-2600
Hours:  Saturday 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

THE HOLIDAY GUY GUIDE: Daddy Mitch #nyc #gifts

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PROFILE

Name  - Daddy Mitch
Age -  54

Borough -  Manhattan

URL -  http://www.gaynycdad.com

Occupation -   this is where you can promote your brand – Parent Blogger!

 

Q&A

 

1.  Who are you spending your holidays with?
Partially with my in-laws, the other half alone.


2.  If you could have anything you want for Christmas, what would it be? 

Money. That’s what I received growing up, I have no use for anything else, that is why i took myself out of the in-laws grab bag.


3.  What is your favorite restaurant in your borough?
Hane, Japanese neighborhood restaurant where everyone knows our name.

4.  What don’t you look forward to during the holidays?
Long, boring visits with family.

5. Worst gift you ever received?

My sister-in-law regifted a sweat shirt I had given her husband 9 months earlier. I will never forgive her as long as I live.

6.  Holiday Dress Code: What pieces will be sure to see you walking around in?  Any particular brands?

Dockers slacks, my signature dressy piece.

Message from Daddy Mitch:

Kitty darling, beware of who I really am. I took my husband and son to my in-laws and drove back home on Wednesday eve. I just picked them up Sunday afternoon. I did not grow up liking any holidays, and after a decade spending them with my in-laws that has not changed, even though it was fun at first to experience a different religion. Horrific gift giving is part of that, but that is another story.

This Thanksgiving I went to the gym for 3 days straight, I cooked a 15 gallon pot of chicken soup to freeze for the Winter. Then I set up 2 dozen blog posts and cleaned the crap out of my son’s room, the room where I store all the nonsense I receive from blog events during the year. my neighbor, the social worker, received 7 bags of items, many of it new, this holiday weekend. We can see the walls again in my son’s room. I use the holidays to get my house empty of family so I can do a lot of work that I enjoy doing, work I cannot accomplish with a husband and son under foot.
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GIFT RECOMMENDATION

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So my darling Mitch is slightly fussy.  For someone like him, I would suggest either a giftcard, or  gift certificate to their favorite restaurant.  Even though he requested money, in some circles (outside of Mitch, myself, and strippers) that might be considered tacky, lolll.

 

Thanksgiving in NYC 2013: Open Restaurants

Thanksgiving in NYC 2013: Open Restaurants

 

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Below is an ongoing list of NYC Restaurants Open for Thanksgiving 2013 in NYC.  Please, feel free to add any ones that I am missing in the comment section.

 

 

Thanksgiving in NYC 2013: Open Restaurants

 

21 Club Restaurant

Midtown West | American
Welcome your friends and family home to ’21′ for a warm and festive Thanksgiving celebration full of sumptuous cuisine and good cheer.
Event Date: Thursday, November 28, 2013
Price: $105 per person / $55 per child (10 and under)
(beverages, tax and gratuity additional)
Reservations: please call 212 582 7200.

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 Nocello

Fine Northern Italian Cuisine

257 W 55th St, New York, NY 10019 Tel: 212-713-0224

Nocello is offering a four course delicious Thanksgiving dinner. Open from 2PM to 9:30PM

 

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Delmonico’s Kitchen in Midtown

Close proximity to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade: ; Executive Chef Billy Oliva

207 West 36th Street, New York, NY 10018; 212.695.5220

o   Organic Salt Water Brined Turkey; Sausage, Fennel Stuffing, Cranberry Compote, Yams, Turkey Jus

  • Wild Salmon Wellington; Baby Spinach, Exotic Mushrooms, Truffle Cabernet Reduction
  • Roasted Butternut Squash Soup; Aged Maple, Apple Chesnutt Dumplings
  • Delmonico’s Traditional Pumpkin Pie, Chantilly Cream

About Delmonico’s Kitchen: Open in 2012 in Midtown Manhattan, Delmonico’s Kitchen offers a contemporary twist on the original Delmonico’s iconic menu in a sophisticated-chic setting.

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Harding’s in Flatiron

Thanksgiving Menu Map: ; Executive Chef Ariel Fox

32 E 21st St  New York, NY 10010; (212) 600-2105

  • $45 adults/$22 children
  • Thanksgiving Day Hours of Operation: 3:00PM to 8:00PM on November 28, 2013
  • Menu highlights include:

o   Roasted Turkey; sausage & fennel challah stuffing, cinnamon orange spiced cranberry sauce,  apple cider gravy

  • Butternut Squash Ravioli;  crispy sage, brown butter, shaved pecorino, white truffle oil
  • Leek Tart;  pancetta, cave aged gruyere, cracked black pepper

About Harding’s: Harding’s offers a selection of artisanal American cuisine and craft spirits in a chic and rustic setting.  With an emphasis on fresh, local ingredients, Executive Chef Ariel Fox’s inspired menu fuses diverse West Coast influences with punches of Americana.  Exposed brick walls, antique mirrors, vintage chandeliers, and an oversized, century-old American flag evoke an air of nostalgia in this two-level landmark building.

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