Monthly Archives: April 2013

In My World it’s Better to be Sorry than Safe

Better safe than sorry?  I’d rather take risks and live to tell the story. Although I do feel safer knowing that Spider-Man is protecting the streets here in NYC…

SpidermanYou know when you do something stupid, intentionally, thinking it’s a brilliant idea at the time – only to turn around and realize how terrible of a decision it was. Take today for example. On the way to the gym, a good friend and I were about to go through the subway turnstile when she realized she forgot her card at home. So our brilliant minds decided to get close and go through as one person. So we swiped the card, pushed through and made it to the other side (success!)…right in front of two police officers…LOL! Turns out that’s illegal (who knew?) and it’s a $100 fine per person. Luckily they were nice enough to let us go with a warning, but in retrospect we probably should’ve checked to see that there weren’t cops around…or…errh…I mean we should’ve been good citizens and not have tried to cheat the system? Yea – that one.

This little incident had me thinking about all my style choices in the past that now, in retrospect, I realize were horribly misguided but made for great laughs.  (more…)

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Rachel’s Radar: Distinguished by Denim

Current/ElliottDenim has been an all time favorite from season to season. The big three denim brands used to be Levi’s, Lee and Wrangler. Now there are so many different and trendy brands such as J Brand, , Citizens of Humanity and Current/Elliott just to name a few.

Denim Denim became popular with the youth in the 1950s as a symbol of teenage rebellion, in movies such as The Wild One. Jeans were not the “good girl good boy” style back in the day. Currently called jeans, earlier known as dungarees, are a staple in everyone’s wardrobe. (more…)

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Singer22 Look of April – Behind the Scenes

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As the saying goes: April showers bring May flowers. We’ve been experiencing some pretty unpredictable weather this month in New York. If you’re like us and haven’t been able to feel the full effect of spring, we put together a few versatile, fashionable outfits that will get you through this weather roller coaster.  (more…)

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Emerald City: Behind the Scenes Look

“Lively. Radiant. Lush… A color of elegance and beauty that enhances our sense of well-being, balance and harmony,” is the first quote you’ll read off Pantone’s homepage regarding the 2013 color of the year: Emerald.

“Green is the most abundant hue in nature – the human eye sees more green than any other color in the spectrum. As it has throughout history, multifaceted Emerald continues to sparkle and fascinate. Symbolically, Emerald brings a sense of clarity, renewal and rejuvenation, which is so important in today’s complex world. This powerful and universally appealing tone translates easily to both fashion and home interiors,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. (more…)

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Vintage: Your Grandma Used to be Cool Too

New York City I LOVE vintage everything. The idea of a vintage piece that has stood the test of time and lived to tell a story about it fascinates me. The garments and accessories from past decades reflect the mood of the people, the advancement in technology, political drama and social standards. Through time loosened whale bone corsets, shorter hemlines, burned bras, acid wash jeans, and men with lipstick have become socially acceptable, though not without controversy and drama.

Why the constant push for change? Because fashion loves drama, drama is entertainment, and entertainment is money. After all, it’s money that makes the world go ‘round. And although past trends may resurface there is always a new modern twist. Fashion will continue to push social boundaries so long as people can be offended and technology advances.  (more…)

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Beauty Blogger MissMaven Shows Off Her Spring Style Feat. Singer22!

One of our go-to beauty bloggers Teni, of MissMaven.com, put together an exclusive head-to-toe spring look for Singer22! Her spring style consists of two things: cute and comfy. Sounds good to us. (more…)

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Want Ashley Tisdale’s Style? We’ve Got You Covered!

Ashley Tisdale Ashley Tisdale is no stranger to effortless style. Whether she’s running errands, coming from the gym or on the red carpet, she always looks put together from head to toe. Wouldn’t life be so much easier if we woke from our beauty sleep to find a personal stylist ready to dress us in chic clothing? Since not every girl has that luxury, we’re here to help you recreate Ashley Tisdale’s style. Disclaimer: if paparazzi confuses you on the streets for Ms. Tisdale, it’s not our fault. (more…)

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What’s Your Wardrobe’s Theme Song?

Grand Central StationHave you ever seen that episode of Family Guy where Peter wishes he had theme music that plays accordingly with his life situations? How cool would it be to have your own theme song that followed you throughout the day and changed with your mood and surroundings? It would take a lot of the guesswork out for the people around us. That’s what we do with our daily style in a way- we send a message out to the people around us what kind of mood we’re in. But with the amount of black I wear daily people would probably assume that I’m either perpetually depressed or that I don’t like to sort laundry.

Whenever I’m getting dressed and piling on gold accessories with one of my many moto jackets, I imagine some cross between Linkin Park and Shakira playing in the background (still keeping my fingers crossed that they’ll get together for a collaboration). For the rest of the day I have some dramatic mysterious beat following me while I people watch from behind my sunglasses. (more…)

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Studio Sounds: Lord Huron – Time To Run

[youtube Band: Lord Huron

Genre: Indie-folk

Origin: Michigan

If you’re heading to Coachella look out for Lord Huron! They will be performing both weekends.

 

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Rachel’s Radar: What is a Life Stylist?

Rachel HellerYour fashion style has to embrace a lifestyle for a young person on the go. You want to have an outfit that can be worn many different ways. What is a “life stylist?” I believe a life stylist embodies fashion, beauty and travel that understand the latest trends.  (more…)

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Going to Coachella? Make Sure to Pack Your Best Attire – Here’s Why:

CoachellaEvery major music festival has a “type.” What we mean: you won’t see someone jumping up and down in a florescent tutu, fringe bikini top and plastic sunglasses at any other music festival than Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC)…and maybe Ultra. Coachella, however, falls on the other end of the festival spectrum. You can express your style in a more peaceful and laid back manner. If you’re into street style, boho-chic and flower crowns then keep on reading. (more…)

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Check Out Our New Return Policy – It’s Revolutionary!

Return Revolution

We are excited to announce we have a brand new REVOLUTIONARY refund and return policy! Singer22 wants nothing more than to make our customers happy, so with much consideration we came up with a new policy: Return Revolution.

Why is it a revolution? Well, we’re embarking on something no other e-commerce site has done. Instead of having one choice, you now have two return/refund options. Want to return something for a store credit? No problem! Did we mention you also receive an extra 10% of store credit added? I’m sure we’ve got your attention now. (more…)

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The Definition of Sexy

Street Style Sex sells. Its no secret by now, we all know the more provocative the ad  campagin the more we pay attention (hence the controversial underage Brooke Shields Calvin Klein “nothing gets between me and my Calvins” commercial).  So many of us yearn to be the object of desire to others, because nothing is more flattering than provoking their primal lust. There is no compliment more honest. But what EXACTLY defines sexy? There is always some type of “it” factor that every issue of Cosmopolitan is trying to convince us is easily achievable with a certain outfit or inconspicuous flirty arm touch. It’s much more than that. There’s a reason Ryan Gosling is the center of our fantasies and not so much Steve Carell (no offense Steve!!).  (more…)

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Studio Sounds: Childish Gambino – Heartbeat

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Our Creative Marketing/Video Producer, Korey, sent over this week’s studio sound by Donald Glover who performs as his alter-ego rapper Childish Gambino. Why the name Childish Gambino? Glover discovered it from an online Wu-Tang Clan name generator. “There’s no difference between Donald Glover and Childish Gambino – they’re the same. I just want people to come at my music differently…” he says of the name. (more…)

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Respect the Unexpected

Street Style Happy Easter to those of you who celebrated! And to those who didn’t- I hope you celebrated the revival of the spring season into your closet now that temperatures are finally warming up. After all, that is what the Easter bunny and it’s basket of eggs symbolize, the fertility and new life that come with spring. That means lighter layers, brighter colors, fresher prints and hints of our pale complexions peeking out – finally.

Fun fact: Did you know that female rabbits are able to conceive a second litter while they’re still pregnant with their first? That seems like a painful and unnecessary ability, but it’s no wonder that the rabbit and egg were the chosen signs of new life and fertility. Although its seems like poor judgement  for someone to trust  a bunny to hop around carrying a basket of fragile pastel painted eggs to hide, I appreciate unlikely pairings – in life and in wardrobe. (more…)

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