Month: October 2006 (Page 1 of 7)

A Fashionable Halloween…


Although I’d love to come to work dressed in full Halloween regalia, I, like many of us, work in a corporate environment, that doesn’t take too well to comical dressing in the workplace. What’s worse for me is that I work in an environment surrounded by Uber-sophisticated fashion editors who think that wearing anything from last season is a horror in itself. So today, I basically kept it all black, and chic: Skinny black pants, black ballet flats, a balloon top, and black turtleneck-with a bold orange scarf for my head. Still festive, but chic. What are you wearing today?
Tatiana

A Fashionable Halloween…


Although I’d love to come to work dressed in full Halloween regalia, I, like many of us, work in a corporate environment, that doesn’t take too well to comical dressing in the workplace. What’s worse for me is that I work in an environment surrounded by Uber-sophisticated fashion editors who think that wearing anything from last season is a horror in itself. So today, I basically kept it all black, and chic: Skinny black pants, black ballet flats, a balloon top, and black turtleneck-with a bold orange scarf for my head. Still festive, but chic. What are you wearing today?
Tatiana

Touch the Brooklyn Sky

Yesterday afternoon, I’d come across someone wearing an powder blue t-shirt that read “80s baby” with an outline of every logo that shaped the sensibilities of hip hop heads back in what I now refer to as a more innocent time. From Sega to Adidas, that tee represented everything I’d loved so much about my childhood that I had to ask him where he’d gotten the shirt. Though he’d told that he’d gotten it at Vinnie’s Styles in Brooklyn, he also suggested that I hit up the designer’s website:

www.brooklynsky.com

Since being founded last year by designers Michael Nicholas, Jean Delcin, and Ryan Jackson, Brooklyn Sky has managed to take its appreciation of urban innocence and market it to the masses. With irreverent references to hip hop culture (the popular ‘Paper Chaser’ tee, modeled in their e-catalogue) and a pared-down ideology to urban fashion, Brooklyn Sky just might signal a turning point in fashion.

Interested in checking out their collection? Check out their catalogue:

http://www.brooklynsky.com/catalogue/loading.swf

Tracy

Touch the Brooklyn Sky

Yesterday afternoon, I’d come across someone wearing an powder blue t-shirt that read “80s baby” with an outline of every logo that shaped the sensibilities of hip hop heads back in what I now refer to as a more innocent time. From Sega to Adidas, that tee represented everything I’d loved so much about my childhood that I had to ask him where he’d gotten the shirt. Though he’d told that he’d gotten it at Vinnie’s Styles in Brooklyn, he also suggested that I hit up the designer’s website:

www.brooklynsky.com

Since being founded last year by designers Michael Nicholas, Jean Delcin, and Ryan Jackson, Brooklyn Sky has managed to take its appreciation of urban innocence and market it to the masses. With irreverent references to hip hop culture (the popular ‘Paper Chaser’ tee, modeled in their e-catalogue) and a pared-down ideology to urban fashion, Brooklyn Sky just might signal a turning point in fashion.

Interested in checking out their collection? Check out their catalogue:

http://www.brooklynsky.com/catalogue/loading.swf

Tracy

The Horror at Orleans Parish Prison

I was watching the BBC’s documentary on the handling of prisoners at the Orleans Parish Prison and was horrified that Sheriff Marlin Gusman outrageously ordered that prisoners remain in the prisons even as the diseased water rose to unbearable heights. Both uncharged prisoners and hardcore felons were left to die in cells sealed because of mechanical malfunction by the water, and left with a bare minimum of food and water from the toilet bowls to use for water. Outside, cops fired at prisoners as they tried to escape the rising waters in the locked prison. Four days later, the sherrif admitted his error, and finally agreed to evacuate the prison. Please watch this documentary on the BBC. It is a mind-blowing account of the politics surrounding Katrina.

I don’t have any video clips from this documentary, but I do have this clip from another documentary called “I Won’t Drown on that Levee and You Ain’t Gonna’ Break my Back”

UPDATE: I found the link to the BBC documentary “This World: The Prisoners of Katrina”. It’s about an hour long…
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=7801085471711396755

Tatiana

The Horror at Orleans Parish Prison

I was watching the BBC’s documentary on the handling of prisoners at the Orleans Parish Prison and was horrified that Sheriff Marlin Gusman outrageously ordered that prisoners remain in the prisons even as the diseased water rose to unbearable heights. Both uncharged prisoners and hardcore felons were left to die in cells sealed because of mechanical malfunction by the water, and left with a bare minimum of food and water from the toilet bowls to use for water. Outside, cops fired at prisoners as they tried to escape the rising waters in the locked prison. Four days later, the sherrif admitted his error, and finally agreed to evacuate the prison. Please watch this documentary on the BBC. It is a mind-blowing account of the politics surrounding Katrina.

I don’t have any video clips from this documentary, but I do have this clip from another documentary called “I Won’t Drown on that Levee and You Ain’t Gonna’ Break my Back”

UPDATE: I found the link to the BBC documentary “This World: The Prisoners of Katrina”. It’s about an hour long…
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=7801085471711396755

Tatiana

You Should: See These

Cocaine Cowboys
In the 1980s, ruthless Colombian cocaine barons invaded Miami with a brand of violence unseen in this country since Prohibition-era Chicago – and it put the city on the map. “Cocaine Cowboys” is the true story of how Miami became the drug, murder and cash capital of the United States, told by the people who made it all happen.
Source: Imdb.com

Emergence-See!
2006. A Slave Ship rises out of the Hudson River in front of the Statue of Liberty, sending NYC into a frenzy. Daniel Beaty assumes forty diverse personalities as they collide in an intricately woven, urgent, witty and moving exploration of our shared humanity and what it means to be free.
Visit the Public Theater Website

EMERGENCE-SEE! PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:
Written and performed by
DANIEL BEATY
Directed by KENNY LEON

When: October 10 to November 12
Tuesday at 7pm
Wednesday-Saturday at 8pm
Saturday Oct. 21 & Oct. 28 at 2pm
Sunday at 3pm
Price: $50; To order tickets by phone, call 212-967-7555 (there is a $3 service charge)

Post-show Discussions: Tuesday, October 24 and Sunday, November 5
$20 Rush Tickets available 1 hour prior to the show.

You Should: See These

Cocaine Cowboys
In the 1980s, ruthless Colombian cocaine barons invaded Miami with a brand of violence unseen in this country since Prohibition-era Chicago – and it put the city on the map. “Cocaine Cowboys” is the true story of how Miami became the drug, murder and cash capital of the United States, told by the people who made it all happen.
Source: Imdb.com

Emergence-See!
2006. A Slave Ship rises out of the Hudson River in front of the Statue of Liberty, sending NYC into a frenzy. Daniel Beaty assumes forty diverse personalities as they collide in an intricately woven, urgent, witty and moving exploration of our shared humanity and what it means to be free.
Visit the Public Theater Website


EMERGENCE-SEE! PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:

Written and performed by
DANIEL BEATY
Directed by KENNY LEON


When:
October 10 to November 12
Tuesday at 7pm
Wednesday-Saturday at 8pm
Saturday Oct. 21 & Oct. 28 at 2pm
Sunday at 3pm
Price: $50; To order tickets by phone, call 212-967-7555 (there is a $3 service charge)

Post-show Discussions: Tuesday, October 24 and Sunday, November 5
$20 Rush Tickets available 1 hour prior to the show.

The Hotness: Royal Bearings

With all the hoopla over Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antionette biopic, it’s suddenly become Tres Chic to sport royal accoutrements. Here are some hot finds fit for any princess at heart:

Rachel Leigh – Fleur de’ Lis Necklace, $195.00 at Kitson


Robert Rodriguez Lace Front Chiffon Halter Top, $288 at Intermix


Beaded Velvet Kiss-Lock Frame Clutch, $14.99, Target


Sergio Rossi pump, Price Unknown, sergiorossi.com


Santa Maria Novella Gardenia Cologne, $84, http://lafcony.com/

Tatiana

The Hotness: Royal Bearings

With all the hoopla over Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antionette biopic, it’s suddenly become Tres Chic to sport royal accoutrements. Here are some hot finds fit for any princess at heart:

Rachel Leigh – Fleur de’ Lis Necklace, $195.00 at Kitson


Robert Rodriguez Lace Front Chiffon Halter Top, $288 at Intermix


Beaded Velvet Kiss-Lock Frame Clutch, $14.99, Target


Sergio Rossi pump, Price Unknown, sergiorossi.com


Santa Maria Novella Gardenia Cologne, $84, http://lafcony.com/

Tatiana

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