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M.I.S.S. Jet Set: Fashion for Flight

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M.I.S.S. Jet Set: Fashion for Flight

Whenever I look at flight attendants, I always wonder how comfortable they are. I’m all for fashion as expression, but when it comes to travel, I opt for function while en route that translates to working at destination, too. While I won’t recommend tight polyester suits or khaki shorts à la stewardess style, I will offer pointers to be sure your travel outfit is ready for your upcoming flight. Read the full story

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Fashion Meets Music: The Three Degrees

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Fashion Meets Music: The Three Degrees

Banging in black

With so many 70s inspired styles hitting the racks this spring and walking down the runway for fall its only fitting that we pay homage to one of the Me Decade’s solid gold soul groups, The Three Degrees. This amazing Philly trio, who after several line up changes had a total of 12 women represent the group, was so full of 70s soul that they recorded the theme song for Soul Train.

The original Three Degrees were formed in 1963 in Philadelphia by Fayette Pinkney, Shirley Porter and Linda Turner. After a few line-up changes, Turner and Porter were replaced with Helen Scott and Janet Harmon, and a few less than noteworthy singles, the girls finally hit mainstream gold with their 1974 single “When Will I See You Again” earning the trio a gold record. The group went on to round out the 70s by recording two live albums, performing for Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace and appearing in The French Connection and on Sandford and Son. While disco began to die out to be replaced with heavy synth in the 80s, The Three Degrees continued to record and chart with singles like “The Heaven I Need”. After more line up changes and the death of original member Fayette Pinkney, The Three Degrees are still going strong today minus the disco hair and outfits.

Foxxy Cleopatra couldn't touch these fly mamas with a ten foot pole

Speaking of disco style, these ladies were 100% certified bad mamajamas. With the kinds of height you can only achieve from rollers and enough Aquanet to deplete the ozone layer and more sequins than you could count, these girls laid down a style blueprint that girl groups today still follow. They were sexy and risqué without crossing too far into sloresville and they made hot pants and slits up to there look classy. Honestly after looking these ladies up I’m ready to slip into a killer pair of platforms, tell my hair dresser to pump up the volume and set my personal soundtrack to “Brick House”, or not. I do know that whether you pick up on the 70s vibes following through the collections things spring or not, The Three Degrees definitely deserve your sartorial attention.

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Beyond the Runway: Fashion Week vs. Tradeshows

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Beyond the Runway: Fashion Week vs. Tradeshows

Behind the Fashion Scenes: Fashion Week vs. Tradeshows

Twice a year, heavy hitters of the fashion world gather to debut and preview the new spring and fall collections. Buyers, designers, salespeople, and the press converge while fans try to get a peek as new styles are shown and new trends spotted. But depending on who you talk to, this important twice-yearly gathering could be either fashion week or major tradeshow season. Is one more important than the other? And why does their timing result in fashion heads being at one and not the other? Read the full story

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NYC 12.11.2010 Holiday Pop Up Shop

NYC 12.11.2010 Holiday Pop Up Shop

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Bringing Together Creative Styles in Art, Fashion & Music through a uniquely designed Pop-Up Shop!

NEW YORK, NY November 18, 2010 — On Saturday, December 11th, LADIES LOVE PROJECT presents its first HOLIDAY POP-UP SHOP [HPOP] at The Panda NYC from 3 – 9pm – featuring some of NYC’s most creative female urban artists and designers. Join us for this one day only boutique market shopping experience – designed to both encourage female artisan unity as well as provide an inspiring environment for young female entrepreneurs. HPOP is proud to host artistasToofly, Good Wood NYC, Junkprints, and Amanda Diva, among other familiar faces, as they will be exhibiting their one of a kind, limited edition, handcrafted flavors just for YOU! Art aficionados, funky fresh collectors and friends and family members of all ages are welcome to pop-in and shop for holiday gifts + more as these women represent their beautifully unique talents – from canvases to handbags, their roots – all 5 NYC boroughs, and their passion – art.

At HPOP, Saturday, December 11th from 3 – 9pm at The Panda NYC – located at 139 Chrystie Street in Manhattan – guests will be able to enjoy a live art performance by Marthalicia, complimentary treats by Jenny Kinns Cupcakes, Photo op’s by Bfresh Photography, and an online live broadcast hosted by PattyDukes and Rephstar from Circa ‘95. At 10pm, LADIES LOVE PROJECT will keep the energy going with its HOLIDAY JAM – featuring DJ Chela spinning the best of Hip Hop, Classsics, House, Funk, Global Rhytyms and more.

Make your Saturday, December 11th LADIES LOVE PROJECT HOLI-DAY – a day for celebrating + supporting artists, women, family and friends!

About A Ladies Love Project:

A collaboration between artists Toofly (www.tooflynyc.com/) and PattyDukes (www.circa95.com) Aiming to create inspiring environments for women artists where they can celebrate their creative styles in Art, Fashion and Music. Ladies Love Project introduces a model for all women who pay homage to market life around the globe as a staple of community building, and of starting your own independent business. Ladies Love Project thrives on spreading a positive and empowering message to their community especially young women who look up and identify with them.

About Toofly:

Maria Castillo, Toofly’s birth name is an NYC artist, community builder and entrepreneur. Recognized in the early 90’s for her hard and fluid character style, she gained popularity as one of the few females in a male graffiti dominated scene who rocked walls with the best but also empowered other women to follow suit. In 2007 she co-founded a 100+ international female arts collective she entitled YOUNITY. Toofly now runs an independent design company called STAY TRU where she consults, designs, and organizes community events and youth workshops. Toofly’s constant and active role in her community allows her to stay true to her roots, as she continues to draw raw feelings from the ever-changing art world around her.

About Patty Dukes:

Patty Dukes is Co-Founder of Circa ‘95. A Hip-Hop music and media group that curates a daily blog and host an original web series that features innovative urban artists from around the world. Celebrating the best of 90’s Hip-Hop and beyond. Rhyming seamlessly through English and Spanish, the duo PattyDukes & Rephstar are inspired by groups like The Beatnuts, Method Man & Redman and radio shows like the Bobbito and Stretch Armstrong Show. They perform all over the U.S. and have graced the stage with artists like Krs-One, Pitbull, NinaSky and Mala Rodriguez to name a few. HBO Latino is currently featuring them in a show called “RoadTrip: NYC” and “Habla Ya”. They are currently hard at work on their debut album. Puerto Rican & Dominican by way of The Bronx and Washington Heights they are poised to make their mark on the world.

About A.Mari:

Allison Maritza is Co-President of F.O.K.U.S. – a non-profit arts organization based in NYC and Ann Arbor, MI. ” As a Colombian in Brooklyn, I believe there is passion in all that we do, who we are, and where we are coming from and going. For me, art is life.. art is a global sanctuary for all of us to learn, share and grow with one another.”

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Oakland: The Find at Jack London Square Sat. 12/4

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Oakland: The Find at Jack London Square Sat. 12/4

THE FIND is Oakland’s destination for vintage wares, antiques, furniture, kitch, gifts galore and more.  Located at The Pavillion at Jack London Square, there is something for everyone!

All Day: 9AM - 4PM ONLY $5! All food and drinks $5 and under! Live music and massages! Come shop from 40+ merchants selling antiques, collectibles, vintage clothing and more! Our very own BusyLady, Liz Baca will be selling The Goods! Shop her selection of vintage frocks, footwear and kitschy collectibles.


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