All Night Sounds Play The Dirty Pearls’ After Party at Arlene’s Grocery

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I’ve never been one for warm weather months, but the best part of summer has to be all of the shows.  I love that all of my favorite artists come to the city, and my favorite local bands have shows.

This past week The Dirty Pearls kicked off summer with their headlining show at The Bowery Ballroom with Ten Ton Mojo, Black Satellite, and Bobby Mahoney.  The show was fantastic and the venue was packed.  In all seriousness, it felt like all of the Lower East Side showed up.

All Night Sounds played the after party at Arlene’s Grocery.  As you may remember from my post back in February, I’m a bit partial to the band since my boyfriend James is the bassist—but it doesn’t hurt at all that their music is actually really awesome.  If you haven’t already, be sure to listen to their song Shameless which is now on Spotify.

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These Are The Most Outrageous Items You Can Buy At Joan Rivers’ Estate Sale

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Last week I was invited to what was, quite possibly, the most exciting event I’ve ever been to:  the press event for Joan Rivers’ estate sale at Christie’s Auction House.

I was able to have an up close and personal view of over 200 pieces from Joan’s Manhattan apartment, as well as hear Christie’s experts such as Jonathan Rendell and Gemma Sudlow speak toward her incredible taste and legacy.

As you can imagine, Joan’s private life was equally as grand as her public persona.  In this sense, her estate is truly a testament to how she lived.  In fact, she even described her apartment, “Marie Antoinette would live here… if she had the money.”  

Since her pieces are being auctioned off this morning, I thought it would only be appropriate to celebrate by sharing the most memorable—most Joan—ones from her collection.

 

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I Went On A Feminist Tour Of the Met. This is What I Learned…

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Did you know that less than 4% of the artists featured within the Modern Contemporary section of the Metropolitan Museum of Art are women… but 76% of the nudes are female?

In 1989, the Guerrilla Girls made waves by tallying the female artists and nudes within the museum. They then did it again in 2012 and came up with those updated figures.  (Spoiler: Things had improved *slightly,* but not by much since 1989.)

Bottom line: If you want to find a woman represented in The Met, chances are she’ll be nude.

Now, in 2016, Museum Hack has launched their Badass Bitches of the Met tour which sets out to highlight and share the stories behind the awesome females within and behind works of art.

 

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5 Questions You Should Ask Yourself Before Making a Drastic Hair Change

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One of the best parts of living in New York is meeting so many amazing, creative people who are the absolute best of the best in their professions.  Whether they’re economists, ballet dancers, make up artists, or scientists—some of the most interesting professionals in the world call NYC their home.

My friend Mirna Jose, is one of those people.

Mirna is a celebrity hairstylist who has styled most of your favorite music videos, done editorials for major publications, is part of the L’Oreal Pro Team, and has styled at countless fashion shows including Marc Jacobs, Ralph Lauren, and Lilly Pullitzer among others.  You might also remember her from some of Refinery29’s Short Cuts features.

The lady knows a thing or two about hair.

When I told her that I wanted to go for a more vibrant red, she was kind enough to offer to do it for me.  (That’s what friends are for, right?)

 

 

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June Lust List

june lust list11.  Flat studded sandals   |   2.  Modern bolero   |   3.  Breezy summer LWD   |   4.  The perfect carry-all   |   5.  Starburst studs   |   6.  Straw hat   |   7.  Barbie inspired swimming suit   |  8.  Orange red lipstick

Wow!  I can’t believe we’ve already hit June—the 6 month mark in our year.  Is it just me or has this year flown by way too fast?

Now that we’re entering the summer months, I’ve realized that my wardrobe is lacking some things.  First of all, this may be hard to believe, but I only have one pair of flat sandals.  All of my sandals are heleed in some way which is really annoying when you’re at a show and the ground is slanted.

 

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Weekend Reading + Sales

final2Be sure to check out my feature on Gwynnie Bee’s The Hive.

I could not have been more ready for this long weekend!  I feel like things have been so hectic lately, it will be nice to just unwind, catch up on some housework (belated spring cleaning, if you will) and enjoy the nice weather.

Since lots of us have a bit of downtime, I thought I’d share some of my favorite articles and blog posts I’ve come across this week as well as some of the best sales going on this weekend.  As I shared in Wednesday’s post, Memorial Day is one of the best times to find great designer pieces on sale. 

Keep reading to see my favorites!
 

 

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The Best Pre-Memorial Day Designer Sales

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My name is Christine, and I am a serial sale shopper.

The first part of getting over addiction is acknowledging it, right?  As I’ve shared before, I’m one of those people who only buys designer items when they’re on sale, and I compulsively look for the best price possible.

With the weather rising, and sale prices dropping, now’s the best time to scouring for the statement and signature investment pieces you lust over, but wouldn’t have originally bought full price.  Memorial Day Sales have already begun in the fashion circuit, and there are some pretty insane deals.

I’ve picked out my six favorites as well as a few honorable mentions.  Keep on reading to check them out, and be sure to read my mega-guide to getting the best deals possible!

 

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This Shoe Trend Will Make Your Summer 10x Easier

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Sometimes you can love a trend, and still be happy when it’s gone. For me, that’s the no-platform sky high stiletto.  Yes, it looks amazing–but holy hell, my feet and back are destroyed.

Cue this season’s footwear underdog: the low block heel.

 

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