Friday, June 26, 2009
Yesterday, I picked up my birthday gift at the Louis Vuitton Boutique on 5th Avenue and I love them! I fell in love with these shoes when I saw the S/S 09 Runway show. I wanted to share them with everyone. Navy shoes are impossible to find and what makes this pair so great is the detachable rubber sole; it makes a rather simple shoe a bit edgier. The Vuitton Boutique on 5th Ave. has this pair available in grey, lavender, and navy, of course.
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Ever wake up and want to tell everyone that attempts conversation not to disturb you- like every morning for the past month because the rain it's just relentless. If you are looking for the perfect "Do Not Disturb" sign, armor against visible boredom (Ahem Anna Wintour) or worst-case scenario, the last Patron shot has left you terribly hung-over and you wake with giant Goyard bags under your eyes- we've all been there. Your sunglasses will save the day– they are the absolute best way to shield yourself. Try these black wire frame sunglasses by Raf Simons they might come in handy when singing panhandlers pass you by on the train making guilty eye contact for coins. But for the Love of God do not wear them at night!
Black Wire Frames
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Last week, I attended Rouge Tomate's Summer BBQ's and Picnics cooking class taught by Rouge Tomate’s Sous Chef Paul Corsentino and In-house Nutritionist Natalia Rusin. The menu consisted of two main course dishes: A green salad with a Miso Vinaigrette and chicken breast with Homemade BBQ sauce and a Chickpea Burger. My mom was my date for the evening; she would die before she passes up a cooking class taught by the chefs of the infamous restaurant featured on Gossip Girl. This class was right up her alley! Mom loves to cook and host, I guess the apple does not fall too far from the tree. Her exact words were, "This is nothing like the cooking class at William Sonoma."
The class was so much fun and its always a plus when you are being taught by two very attractive cooks while sipping a chilled Rosato di Cabernet Sauvignon from Long Island's Mudd Vineyard, which is a perfect wine for grilling. There is something about a rose that gets you buzzed so fast! Back to the menu, Sous Chef Paul taught us how to prepare the perfect BBQ sauce without adding 2 cups of sugar. The BBQ was the perfect sauce for grilled chicken or a pulled pork sandwich. Sugar is the devil and it will not assist in getting you Speedo ready for your South Beach weekend get-a-way. As for the salad dressing, the Miso Vinaigrette was delightful! It was sweet and surprisingly not oily like most dressings. Having an oily dressing with your salad totally defeats the purpose of eating a healthy green salad. Natalia taught us how to prepare breadless Chickpea Burger, which was pretty damn good. If you are watching your carbs this is the burger for you. Once the burger was seared and cooled Natalia cut it in half and stuffed it with avocado, tomato and caramelized onions. This was a perfect picnic burger.
Rouge Tomate is cooking up side dishes for tonight’s BBQ cooking class. Learn to cook up the menu that envy’s.
June 8th: Hors d'oeuvers June 15th: Main Courses
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Are you tired of The Cat Lady in 2C calling the cops every time you ride the Pineapple Express? If you want to spark-up without the risk of legal repercussions and added pounds due to "munchies" try the Cannabis candle by New York apothecary Malin + Goetz. You will find yourself and guests seduced and addicted to the mild spicy aroma lingering through your apartment. The Cannabis candle contains 16% eau de toilette with top notes of orange and lemon, middle notes of fig and pepper, and sandalwood and patchouli as its base notes. Each candle has approximately 60 hours of burn time and is suggested to pair the Cannabis Candle with the Neroli Candle for its "anti-anxiety." I have been addicted to the Cannabis Candle's intoxicating scent- I may have found a new signature scent.
Monday, June 15, 2009
Sometimes catastrophes become trophies, is the title of LA label Anzevino and Florence's Fall-Winter 09 collection, which uses unique silhouettes out of supple fabrics. The interactive, modular outfits made with ultra comfortable fabrics like Modal and Bamboo inspired by fencing garb, architecture, and tree bark, says William Anzevino and Richard Florence.
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Monday, June 8, 2009
On Wednesday, I popped into Barneys after lunch at Rouge Tomate, but how could I not they are across the street from each other. Plus, I would find any excuse to pop into Barneys. After a few Gin spiked cucumber cocktails, which were amazing, I was ready to shop or at least window shop and tease myself. Moving along, I noticed a BESS NYC display and ran to it. I saw a pair of studded and slashed pocket jeans I have been wanting for quiet some time. Barneys did not have my size, naturally but I was determined to find it. I asked a lovely sales associate where I may find them and he directed me to BESS NYC's SoHo boutique. When I visited the store I was in stud heaven, no pun intended. They had studded everything, jeans and cut-offs, studded boots and Chuck Taylor's, as well as studded apparel. I mean, everything great about a rocker cliche. My favorite jean is offered in ink black as well as a light wash denim, but the ink black skinny jean with the signature slashed and studded pockets is the best black jean in town. Pair the ink black studded jeans with one of Bess' light-weight tanks and Rick Owens high-tops or Doc Martens and rock it out.
Friday, June 5, 2009
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Monday, June 1, 2009
WHW: I enjoyed your Spring/Summer collection. I used several pieces for a shoot I worked on entitled "Henley and I," and everyone on set was in love- including myself. Do you find it difficult designing jewelry for men?
PC: Designing for men can be tricky; it’s about creating something that feels like it’s been yours forever, and that gets better the more you wear it.
PC: Yes indeed, I do have favorites. I love the railroad spike cuff and leather wrap bracelets; they seem like the most distilled ideas to me and many other pieces emerged from them.
WHW: Do you remember your very first jewelry purchase?
PC: Yes. I bought my mom this carnelian intaglio horse-head ring at Eckard Drugs in Boca when I was 7 years old. It was Mother’s Day.
WHW: When did you realize you wanted to make your passion for designing and forging jewelry something you do for a living?
PC: It sort of just happened organically. I knew as soon as I started making jewelry that I was on the right path, but as far as making a living doing it, that took many years of trial and error.
WHW: I read you find traveling, “The most inspiring thing,” how do your travels inspire your work?
PC: Just being put into a new environment and being forced to look at things in a different way really opens up my mind.
WHW: When we spoke at the Save Fashion event, I was telling you how I’m really not a fan of bling; I find it obnoxious to see men ‘blinged out.’ What trends in men’s jewelry do you loathe?
PC: Chunky silver, no offence to Mr. Lagerfeld.
PC: Well, Jason approached us about collaborating on his Fall ’09 collection and we were developing a few things that really worked with Jason’s collection. I think it was successful because of how different our aesthetics are and how unexpected the pairing was.
WHW: Some men do not venture out in the jewelry department. They wear a watch and that’s the extent of it. Do you have any advice for men wanting to experiment with jewelry?
PC: A watch is a gateway to jewelry and a great place to start. But men, like women, should feel more like themselves when they put on jewelry, so there’s no point in forcing the issue. Wear what feels good.
WHW: What was your inspiration for fall?
PC: I built on some classic men’s motifs—beaded necklaces, leather and brass, and simple, iconic pieces.
WHW: What’s next for Philip Crangi?
PC: I plan on spending the summer pushing the limits of my tan.