Wednesday, February 23, 2011

This is Miami...

Whether I like to admit it or not, I truly do love my hometown, Miami.

Living in a different city, furthermore, a real American city has truly opened my eyes to how unique Miami really is. All of us 305-ers have a special bond, something that sets us apart from the next person or any other city kids.

Nothing is more frustrating, though, than the stereotypes I hear on a regular basis:

"Oh you're from Miami? So you speak Mexican?"

"Do you live on a boat and go to the beach everyday?"

And also, there isn't salsa music blasting as we roam the streets.

Hence why I write this post...
Magic City Memoirs is an independent film directed and written by Aaron Salgado and J.D. Freixas respectively. The film uses Miami as it's backdrop for the plot and follows the life of three best-friends as they are upon graduating from their private high-school. Must emphasize the private school part, private and public schools in Miami are like alternate universes to each other. Growing up in this city is what I'd like to equate to the "fast life". Constant partying and growing up reeeeal fast in the bubble.

Here's a synopsis:
In Miami, three lifelong friends, months away from high school graduation indulge in reckless behavior that finds them on the brink of either their graduation or their mortality. These three friends are from very different backgrounds. Mikey Acosta is a star high school baseball prospect, while Angel is a whiz of a student as well as the son of a prominent Miami politician. Stok is the son of an incarcerated drug lord. These three best friends attempt to navigate through their senior year amongst the pressures and temptations of the city.

Sounds juuuust like my high school days. The trailer was recently released. I think it will be pretty good, mostly because it looks legit with a the storyline to back it up. Not exactly sure when it will be released.

Here's the trailer:

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Style > Looks

My picky-ness in certain aspects of life has proven to be a perpetual problem, a disease of some sort. For example, when walking the streets and I see a lad come my way, I notice first not what he looks like, but rather what he is wearing. At times I may be looking at their faces first, but this action is quickly 'checked and balanced' by what his apparel is. If he is wearing running sneakers with jeans, adios papo. I am essentially shallow in my own way.

For me, style resonates with all other things that lead to good taste. If he dresses well, he certainly keeps up with anything closely related to entertainment, fashion, art, media, pop-culture, and the likes.

Exhibit A: I was in Georgetown hanging out with visitors and nons, all who were male, and they wanted to check out this store called Major. The store is a boutique that specializes in sneaker and streetwear with brands like Nike, Nike Sportswear, The Hundreds, Converse, etc etc... The guy who worked there, by any other means, was not my type, at all. However, I checked out his dark wash Levi's, cool sneakers, and hipster glasses, and I was pulled in. Plus, he was cool and dare I say, had "swag".

Exhibit B: Yesterday in my PR Writing class, we had guest speakers. Although he opened his mouth and was questionably gay, which is cool, I found him to be attractive because of his cream cable-knit sweater, oxfords, and jeans. Not to mention scruff, I dig the scruff.

Exhibit C: Any guy on The Sartorialist - see below:

 Scruff, check.

This lad may very well be unfortunate looking. But his outfit selection is not.

Of course, there are exceptions. However, I honestly don't think I could ever consider a dude who looks like this:
Sorry, bros. 
(also sorry I copied this image it's from -

Stay picky my friends, stay picky.

Girls we will never look like part 2

Adriana Lima in Vogue Italia Feb 2011.... the pictures speak for themselves:

Photos taken by Vincent Peters via Bloginity

All of the lights

Kanye West just released the video for his next single 'All of the Lights' off the album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.

This album might be one of my favorites from Mr. West. I never wrote about it before but he pretty much takes all the styles from College Dropout to 808s & Heartbreak and puts it into one album

The video was directed by the God of Music videos, Hype Williams.

I've always been a fan of Kanye's videos, especially since the twisted 'Flashing Lights'.

“All Of The Lights” by Kanye West feat. Rihanna and Kid Cudi with vocals by Fergie, Charlie Wilson, John Legend, Tony Williams, Alicia Keys, La Roux, The Dream, Ryan Leslie, Alvin Fields and Ken Lewis.
Check out the vide below:


Friday, February 18, 2011

NYFW - Day 8

Parting is such sweet sorrow...

New York Fashion Week has finally come to an end folks. While we have thoroughly enjoyed gawking with envy over many collections on the runways, it's time to go back to reality.

Some designers from day 8 were Ralph Lauren, L.A.M.B., Calvin Klien Collection, L'Wren Scott, Bill Blass, and Stephen Burrows.

A quick recap from the past week:
Our top 5 Favorite collections:
1. Proenza Schouler
2. 3.1 Phillip Lim
3. Rag & Bone
5. Band of Outsiders

Of course you're thinking what about Wang Man and Marky Marc? Of course we die for them, but I'm more about the shock value this season.

Anyhoot, here are my final favorite looks of this fashion week, it would only make sense I leave you with all menswear inspired looks, ya know since that has been my strong suit this week. heh, no pun intended.

Ralph Lauren

Ralph Lauren
(couldn't resist, bowties for girls, Man Repeller would approve)



Until september!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

And on the 7th day the fashion gods said


Jack McCoullough and Lazaro Hernandez, the two designers of Proenza, certainly know the way to my heart. Their fall 2011 collection has also shown the indian/tribal vibe we're getting for this upcoming season, and we totes dig it. They've done the tribal thing before, but this season the colors are much more different which were said to be inspired by a road trip they took to New Mexico.

Alls I know is that I see a lot of pants and a lot of jackets, and I can deal with that.

Most definitely in my top 5 this season...

Dig it? We do.


NYFW - Day 7

Almost thereeeee peeps!

Some really big names for day 7!

One of the standouts for me personally for day 7 was 3.1 Phillip Lim. Along with Marc Jacobs and Alexander Wang, I also get really excited for Phillip Lim's collection. A lot of the stuff is extremely wearable and translates well into everyday chic power-bitch clothing.

Day 7 saw the likes of others such as Jeremy Scott who had a really fun/ interesting collection, as per usual. Not quite sure if I would wear anything, unless I lived in a comic book.

Other huge names for the day were Elie Tahari, Milly, Nanette Lepore, Michael Kors, Oscar de la Renta, Anna Sui, and our beloved Proenza Schouler, which will surely have it's own post just like Marc...

3.1 Phillip Lim


Michael Kors

Elie Tahari

NYFW - Day 6

wowowow we are soooo behind!
had a rough/ stressful week, but no worries, here I am blogging and sipping my beloved Stella Artois as I write this post.

I give you day 6 - february 15th:

Herve Leger by Max Azria
Really appreciating the fact that he used flat boots with these dresses which are made famous by Kim Kardashin.

Suicidal for that trench.

Badgley Mishka

J. Mendel

PS - Did any of you notice how I put 3 PICTURES OF DRESSES? New high for me. Sorry I had to kill it with all black and pants.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The King of NYFW

We're almost at the end people. Who is sick of these fashion posts? Well if you are, sorry but I told ya I would cover every single day. (I feel bad for myself, as well!)

The King of fashion week, as I  like to think of him, showed both of his collections early this week. Who else would I be talking about other than Marc Jacobs!

Every season, Marc's collections are the ones I am most excited for, he never disappoints. So much so that I've dedicated a whole post solely on his collections! Jealous everyone?

For Marc by Marc Jacobs, the designer went with a 40s theme. Crap, how did he know the 40s, along with the 20s, was our favorite time period? Furthermore, he was still able to showcase this 40s look with his consistent retro edge seen in all Marc by MJ collections. It was a very sophisticated collection for what appears to be the target age group of 18-25 year olds.

Marc by Marc Jacobs:

At Marc Jacobs, I feel like I was mind-f*cked. Literally, by clothing. How the hell did polka dots, latex, lurex, and sequin go together. Well, it did in this collection. Mr. Jacob's described the collection as "the discipline of fashion", so take note of the chin straps and fitted silhouettes.

Marc Jacobs:

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Girls we will never look like...

Irina Shayk. Bitch.

Not only is she dating metrosexual hot beast star soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo, but she is Sports Illustrated's 2011 Swimsuit Issue cover model. The unveiling of the SI Swimsuit issue cover model is like the holy grail for dudes. We can equate it to our version of the Vogue September issue, or whatever.

Just a reminder that Spring Break is around the corner.

Operation starvation, commence.

Seriously? FML.

Image via Sports Illustrated - at

NYFW - Day 5

It would only make sense Valentine's Day, or single awareness day, would fall during Fashion Week. For more reasons than one. One being designers get to showcase their love and art, but more so for us women who depend on our closets to satisfy the emptiness.

That aside, Day 5 brought upon a lot of BBM Heart eyes face when viewing big name collections like Alice + Olivia, Carolina Herrera, Tracy Reese, and Monique Lhullier. was one small name that really tug at our heart strings. I have to admit I have never heard of Sachin + Babi, and I'm heartbroken I did. (get it? sick of the v-day puns yet?) Buckled pants? Sign me up.

Day 5 - Monday the 14th:

Sachin + Babi

Carlos Miele

Tracy Reese

Alice + Olivia
(fringe check, plaid check, chunky knit check, thigh highs check...oh my!)

Images via

NYFW - Day 4

HUGE names for Day 4

Custo Barcelona, Cynthia Steffe, Derek Lam, Diane Von Furstenberg, DKNY, Max Azria, Thakoon, Tommy Hilfiger, and Tory Burch.

Okay, breathe.

And that is leaving out Lela Rose, Behnaz Sarafpour, Preen and our beloved Victoria Beckham.

Surprisingly, DKNY had our favorite collection for the day, mostly for the statement coats and the cool hats. I'm exhausted so I'm just going to leave you with my favorite looks from Sunday February 13th.

Brownie points for those of you who recall trends/patterns that are seen in day 4...

More colored pants!

Cynthia Steffe


Derek Lam

Sunday, February 13, 2011

GRAMMYS according to TPG

Several things about the Grammys that I thought I should discuss - ya know, cause I couldn't tweet all of this...

- Lady GaGa in an egg. Bitch is weird, but she's talented whether you like it or not.
- Christina Aguilera needs to leave this world.
- Jennifer Hudson, WORK!
- Florence Welch = DIVA
- Gaga's performance, not that weird. Dug the organ.
- Guy who introduced Miranda Lambert was extremely obnoxious.
- Miranda Lambert = bathroom break.
- Isn't there something called the COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS?! #getout
- Bruno Mars and Janelle Monae were cool
- Weird/too-soon tribute to Justin Bieber (love him) by Usher...was again, weird.
- I want Jayden Smith's leopard pants.
- Biebs has swagger. period.
- Taylor Swift Covergirl commercials were embarassing.
- Mumford & Sons/Avett Brothers/Bob Dylan folk number was spectacular. Downloading, NOW.
- Cee-Lo and Gwyneth owned it.
- Why in God's name did they put Miley Shyrus and Kings of Leon to present together? shameful.
- Why is Neil Patrick Harris gay? Le sigh.
- Katy Perry is perfect. PLEASE BE MY BEST FRIEND. I hope I find a Russell.
- 'Jolene' Dolly Parton tribute was pretty sweet by Johnny Depp, I mean John Mayer, Norah Jones, and Keith Urban.
- Keith Urban is the only country music person I can stand, cause he's Australian.
- Good seeing Em and Dre together again. Wish they would've performed Guilty Conscience or Forgot About Dre.
- MICK JAGGERR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HELL YES! THIS GUY IS 68!
- Did anyone else sing in their head the melody of the Duck Sauce song when Barbra Streisand was announced?
- Is Nicki Minaj still in costume from when she played Elvira on SNL? With a leopard ensemble.
- Not sure why Jigga's BP3 was nominated THIS year. That album came out in September 2009. Also not sure why he didn't win last year?
- Well deserved Eminem.
- What the hell is in Puffy's mouf?
- J.Lo and Marc Anthony are awkward. PR Love <3
- Jason Segal INTRODUCING Arcade Fire. Save the best for last.
- Thank you sweet baby Jesus for not letting Lady Antebellum win, again.

Overall, I give these Grammy's a 6.5


Legitimacy is not easy.

Special posts for thy readers in ze district.

This weekend DC had it's International Wine & Food Festival and yours truly was able to attend. (At this moment I'd like to thank and acknowledge my parents for whoring their daughters out to their friends with connections.)

I went to the Festival with my amiga Stef, and my did we have a blast. We had a little trouble getting in at first but next thing you know we were VIP. It's a rough life, I tell ya. Alas, sooo many booths of WINE and food spanning throughout the Ronald Reagan International Trade Center, a wine-o's dream.

I am no wine expert. Surely, I know the difference between a Merlot and a Cabernet, (or do I?) but spending a day meeting new and interesting people and lying about my pseudo-legitimacy was a helluva good time. Also, I drank for free. Doesn't get any better than that. I also met Carla Hall from Top Chef and Top Chef All-Stars, she was great!

Point is, dear readers, change up your weekend afternoons and go do something new and exciting! We are getting older, and this is the kind of shit we should be doing.

Can't wait til next year!

Carla Hall and myself.

NYFW - Day 3

Like/appreciate what you've seen so far?


Well, stop reading cause you obviously have no taste.

Kidding...sort of.

Saturday the 12th is DAY 3! WEE! I can't say I've spotted a new trend on the runways for this day, but I do see some other trends from the past two days such as winter white, blue, length, and indian/western/plaid vibe going on. Lots of colors like burgundy, military green, dark mustards have shown up today. Oversized knits, sweaters, and ponchos with intarsia prints as well.

I'm feeling reminiscent of Dances with Wolves here, minus the Kevin Costner aspect.

Alexander Wang's collection stood out, of course, because his pieces were almost an exaggeration and "poked-fun" of trends we love like leather, fur, and boyfriend jackets. (See for yourself!)

Big names of the day are Alexander Wang, ADAM, Jill Stuart, Libertine, Charlotte Ronson, and Vivienne Tam.

Below are my favsies:
Charlotte Ronson
Ripped tights still in the game.

Blue pants again. Told ya so.
Band of Outsiders

Band of Outsiders (again)
I'm sensing a new personal fave here.

Alexander Wang
Leather overload, and we like it.

All images courtesy of

Until next time!

NYFW - Day 2

Sorry folks, I know I'm behind but what can I say, I guess I actually do have a life.
(More to come on that after...)

Friday Feb 11th marked day 2 of New York Fashion Week, and favorites like Rag & Bone, Rebecca Taylor, Jason Wu, Cynthia Rowley, Rebecca Minkoff as well as Steven Alan and Jeremy Laing were all present.

Has my affinity for black and grey gotten you depressed? Well, looks like blue is the color for Fall 2011. So I guess we'll be sticking to colors with depressing connotations. Yipee! In any case, I was surprised to see how Rag and Bone, for example, incorporated Blue into their collection that started off with winter whites and grey and plaid. Jason Wu utilized a Baroque inspired theme for his collection that went pretty smoothly.

Here are my favorite looks from Friday:

Rebecca Taylor
Blue pants, gimme gimme!

Rebecca Minkoff
Clothes for the cool girls. Id' like those patched pants, pweaze.

Jason Wu
Baroque meets Vampire queen meets Matador

Rag & Bone
This look goes out to my friendz at The University of Florida

These looks and many more at (Thanks for the images)