Archive for the ‘Style-Nerdgasm’ Category

Bazaar Bizarre Bazaar! Elm City Charmer’s Market presents FLEATIQUE.

Monday, December 9th, 2013

Elm City Sprinkles and Booze

I am all for unique experiences, unique people, and unique items. The best way to get all of that unique under one roof during the holidays is by attending bazaars, fairs, and festivals. I can’t get enough of them every year! It’s a great way to find cool and one of a kind gifts for your loved ones and socialize with small business owners.

I adore the feeling of supporting independent labels and business owners. I tend to go to a few different events every year and this year I thought I would showcase some of my favorites. I had the honor of attending FLEATIQUE in November to kick off the shopping season. Presented by Elm City Charmer’s Market, FLEATIQUE is a pop up shop in New Haven, Connecticut. FLEATIQUE was designed for indie designers and stylists to curate their pieces and style to the masses. The market is growing bigger and more fabulous as they mature and expand.

Pop up shops have grown in urban cities over the years from Tokyo to NYC, they are getting bigger and greater. Us shopaholics love them because it’s  temporary shopping therapy with a edgy, fresh twist. Almost every consumer product has been sold via a pop up shop at some point so why not be the first to be a part of the next best thing? FLEATIQUE definitely did not disappoint as a new and upcoming pop up shop within New Haven. It had the perfect blend of creativity while being engaging. Maybe it was the kick ass DJ or the number of sharply dressed fashionistas either way,  I found FLEATIQUE to be ideal.  I look forward to the next one for sure.

FLEATIQUE allowed me to connect with the vendors on a personal level and build a strong relationship with their brand. We can all spend hours on Etsy and while there is nothing wrong with this, there is something magical about making that connection with a brand offline. FLEATIQUE provided every opportunity to make a real connection with local and inspiring designers. This setting allows a chance for the business owners to enter a new market in which they  want to make that connection with you. Having a dope setting to do so in is key. FLEATIQUE provided that awesome setting.

One of the vendors at FLEATIQUE that enjoyed was Audacious 1987. Audacious 1987 is a line of accessories that are bold, daring and completely original. Audacious 1987 takes items from everyday life, add a splash of color and instantly adds a fresh new classy feel to your wardrobe. All of the pieces are handmade and one of a kind. The brand encourages custom orders which is ace. I love a designer that leaves the floor open to a challenge. You can check out the line here.

Audacious 1987 Sprinkles and Booze

I also was introduced to Breakups to Makeup and I couldn’t have been happier about this introduction. The line was created by professional makeup artist Angelique Velez and includes stickers, tanks, hats and makeup bags. Imprinted on many of the items within her brand are cheeky phrases like “I would cry but my mascara is designer.” Angelique is my kind of girl, beautiful, full of sass and inspirational. You can check out more of her line here.

Breakups to Makeup Sprinkles and Booze

Tell me about some of your favorite holiday fairs, festivals and bazaars. What are some of your favorite things about them? As always…

Stay sexy Gotham!
latanya

Everyday stylings of a super-heroine: 4 of 6.

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

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People often forget about the hotness that is Silk Spectre! I created a fashion board based on her hotness. Bold false lashes and straight hair for the win! What do you guys think?

Silk Spectre

Stay sexy Gotham!
latanya

Everyday stylings of a super-heroine: 3 of 6.

Sunday, October 20th, 2013

Wonder Woman Sprinkles and Booze

People adore Wonder Woman. It is impossible to walk through a comic convention and not run into a cosplay of Wonder Woman every 10 minutes. Wonder Woman is strong, powerful and extremely sexy.

This look is great for an afternoon brunch party or a day out shopping with your friends. I was inspired by fire-y women that want to show that they are powerful, bold and red hot!

Wonder Woman Board

Please feel free to check out the looks I put together inspired by Catwoman and Supergirl. Enjoy and as always…


Stay sexy Gotham!
latanya

Everyday stylings of a super-heroine: 2 of 6.

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

Catwoman Sprinkles and Booze

This mini series of great everyday looks to bring out your super-heroine has been on hold long enough. I want to continue the series with the ever so wonderful Catwoman. Most ladies automatically think you need a sexy elegant jumpsuit to pull off  this badass look.  I am definitely a fan of a good jumpsuit but there are other fantastic ways to pull off Catwoman without going completely traditional.

I am a total fan of dark colors so needless to say,  I got carried away on this fashion board and had to edit the crap out of it. It was starting to look like a high fashion modern goth girl fashion board. I had to unleash my inner Catwoman and put together something that would be fun for a night out. Whether it be going out with your girls or heading out to an art show, you will most definitely look pretty dope! One thing I love about darker fashions are that they NEVER go out of style. This is a board that can follow you for decades and always look amazing!

Catwoman

Stay sexy Gotham!
latanya

Big Apple, Big Fashion.

Monday, September 2nd, 2013

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Hello Party Monsters!

For all of you fashion geeks out there, our favorite time is approaching. It’s time for New York Fashion Week! Have you always wanted to attend a Fashion Week event but never knew how to go about it? Boy, do I have something amazing to share with you guys!

I have been invited to JANIQUE FASHION WEEK which kicks off NYC Fashion Week on September 8th with a Brunch Fashion Show at Onegin in NYC.

Janique has become one of the leading designers of evening wear in the world. If you’ve been looking for a perfect cocktail dress for your next event, you don’t have to look any further! His designs have been featured in Seventeen, Jersey Couture, Cosmo Girl, and many more publications.

This event starts at 12PM with a brunch reception which will then be followed by Janique’s Spring 2014 Collection. There will be an after party at Onegin NYC that includes their house infused Vodka bar. I mean, what more could you ask for on a Sunday afternoon?

Janique Fashion Week – SS 2014 Collection from Ashley Maas on Vimeo.

All attendees will receive entry to brunch reception, Fashion Show, and exclusive After party. Guests will be able to take home Signature Starbaby Giftbags valued at over $500 , and even get the chance to meet the designer & celebrities after the show! So good!

You can purchase tickets to the event here! Just when you thought things couldn’t get MORE awesome, use promo code sprinkles2013 when you check out to receive 20% your ticket price! AMAZEBALLS! Come and join me for some drinks, good fashion and as always…

Stay sexy Gotham!

latanya