Wednesday, February 29, 2012

The Little Museum That Could - South Street Seaport Museum

Signs in the window in case you forgot where you were.
If you're not familiar with the Seaport Museum, you should be familiar with the drama about it's tragic story and eventual rescue by the Museum of the City of New York (MCNY). To sum it up, the Seaport Museum is one of the many museums in NYC, but the only one that explores its nautical trade history.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Cupcake of the Week: Georgetown Cupcake

I did manage to see a notecard that said "New York Cheesecake" flavor.

My original intent was the show you actual Georgetown Cupcakes and report back on how good it was. However judging by the line it was probably good, if not popular. 

For inquiring minds, Georgetown Cupcakes is a DC-based cupcake shop that opened up a New York location in SoHo. If you like lines then head to 111 Mercer Street (between Spring and Prince Street) and report back.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Runway Looks, Lolita Style - Ralph Lauren

Images via NYMAG

Ralph Lauren is sophisticated, clean, and European. So I suppose it's know no wonder why he decided to use the theme to Downtown Abbey for his runway music (which I'm now desperately trying to find the video of).

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Runway Looks, Lolita Style - Zac Posen

Images via NYMAG

Asian inspirations seems to be an ongoing theme. Zac Posen focused on Japan with dresses with stiff styled obis, folds and incorporated it into the more fitted looks he's known for.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Cupcake of the Week: Butch Bakery

Cupcakes gone commando
Sometimes dudes want cupcakes too.  However I doubt you can find a macho man going into Magnolia Bakery solo to order a baker's dozen. 

Butch Bakery solves this problem by spiking the batter and dubbing his creations "Jackhammer", "Big Papi", and "Beer Run" to name a few. 

Butch Bakery is NYC-based, and currently taking online orders only. 

What Lies Beneath: Victorian Unmentionables 2/18

There's a lot that goes into a Lolita outfit, but the things that make or break an outfit is the bloomers and petticoats. And a good petticoat can make your Lolita

"What Lies Beneath" takes a look at what was actually underneath the bustles and the skirts and possibly why men were attracted to table legs.

On Saturday, February 18th, Christine Scott will be speaking about Victorian ladies other wardrobe and the actually process of dressing. There'll be tea and cakes and lots of talk about underwear.

What Lies Beneath: Victorian Unmentionables
Saturday, February 18th, 2012
Our Savior's Atonement Lutheran Church
78 Bennett Ave, New York, NY
(212) 923-5757

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Runway Looks, Lolita Style - Ruffian

Images via NY Mag
Lolitas should look towards Ruffian. There design concept is very Victoriana and very vintage (not retro) chic. And lots of tweed and wool.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Runway Looks, Lolita Style - Jason Wu

Fu (Wu)Manchu - Images via New York Magazine.

If you are unfamiliar with Jason Wu, he is one of the designers that Michelle Obama often wears. Also his collaboration collection with Target just came out and sold out (to the extent that a Florida couple bought the entire stock).

His designs are often very simple, but statement-worthy.  Originally I had planned to do a piece on Rag and Bone with their gradient hues, but I was blown away by Wu's designs and the strong influence of Chinese royal regalia and Forbidden City (the entrance doors were inspired by palace doors!).

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Runway Looks, Lolita Style - Richard Chai

via NY Magazine
New York Fashion week started today. And like a fashionable New Yorker I'm ecstatic to know the trends for fall be. Unfortunately since I'm not one of the elite, I'll be watching via Youtube, NYTimes Style section, and New York Magazine. 

Taking it one step further, expect to see recreated looks from collections that could easily be translated into Lolita fashion.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Anne Rice Signing The Wolf Gift 2/16!

Anne Rice is one of my favorite authors. One of the greats before the Twilight phenomenon. And while I was one of the skeptics when she wrote her last Vampire Chronicles book, "Blood Canticle," and swore she would never write about them again.

She then wrote about the life of Jesus, a memoir, and then about Angels.

Now she's taking the next step into werewolf territory with The Wolf Gift.

It arrives on Valentine's Day for all the lonely hearts who need to curl up with a good book. And if you're in the Tri-State area, Anne Rice will be signing her latest book on Thursday, February 16, 2012 at the Barnes & Noble in Midtown Manhattan at 12:30PM.

I recommend calling ahead to see how B&N will structure the signing - whether they will have wristbands for guarantees or if there is a set number they'll give out.

Either way, you will be reading a good book.

Anne Rice's The Wolf Gift Book Signing
February 16th, 2012
555 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10017

Monday, February 6, 2012

Cupcake of the Week: Betsey Johnson NYFW

Glitter, Pop Rocks and Frosting Oh My! - bjtwittermachine
 In honor of NYFW (which starts Thursday), Betsey Johnson collaborated with Baked by Melissa to create a very glittery cupcake. They were sent as invitations to her show on Valentine's Day, but as a special treat Baked by Melissa will be selling them exclusively online during Fashion Week (2/9 - 2/16)

25 for $25 and 50 for $50

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Cupcake of the Week: Hunger Games

I found these little gems on my day perusal of New York Magazine. Hunger Games cupcakes! You can check out the full report here.

Sounds like a plan while waiting for the movie to come out, don't you think? Then again I would be afraid to eat them.