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Because it’s Wednesday & We All Need Hump Day Inspiration

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This morning as I was driving into work this song by Baz Luhrmann came on the radio. I haven’t heard it since high school and it instantly brought a smile to my tired face.

For those of you who aren’t familiar with Everybody’s Free To Wear Sunscreen, here’s a little background: In 1997, columnist Mary Schmich wrote an essay for the Chicago Tribune giving much-needed life advice to youths. The advice from this famous essay serve as the lyrics to Luhrmann’s song.

Take an extra five minutes out of your day to listen to this song. It’s some of the best life advice I’ve ever heard. Of course, never take anything for granted. I hope this gets you through the rest of your workweek.

Happy Hump Day, everyone!

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Summer Prints and How to Stop Traffic

Summer has officially arrived in New York City. Everyone is breaking out their shorts, breezy fabrics and flirty dresses. This summer is the summer of prints and brights. Loud, fun, obnoxious, novelty prints and bold, saturated colors. Prints of all kinds including florals, animal, skulls, paisley, preppy, you name it. I myself love bold abstract and tribal statement prints. It’s a great way to stand out in NYC.

New Yorkers are all in an unspoken competition to see who can stand out the most and make a statement. Life here is about celebrating individuality and having others notice and acknowledge it. But in a place where the competition and ambition are high, no one will notice you if you don’t give them a reason to.  Incorporating a colorful print into your outfit is a simple eye catching way to spark interest.  Check out the bright summer prints on these street stylers in Little Italy. (more…)

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Yo Ho Ho and a Box Full of Gold

In another life I was a pirate. I love gold, treasures, and trinkets and scope out lucky pennies on a daily basis to add to my collection of “booty.” I like to rebel against society and if I knew how to go about obtaining and operating a yacht piled high with gold and living on the high seas, I would. My jewelry is stowed away in protective chests, each piece carrying a memory or some type of sentimental importance. I’ve told you before about my lucky bullet, which is the most sentimentally important treasure I own and the reason I wear it every day (regardless if it matches my outfit or not).

I notice many people wearing their sentimental pieces on a regular basis. It’s usually the small trinkets that don’t necessarily match and are dainty. These understated pieces we carry are usually tied to some significant event or person or because we wear them so much we feel they are witnesses to major parts of our lives. (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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Style Cravings of Unique New Yorkers

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I woke up this morning with the sun streaming in my window reviving my inner 70s bombshell wannabe (hello Brigitte Bardot) and a little of Carmen Sandiego’s catch-me-if-you-can mystery while trying to hide under the covers for some extra sleep. What better way to satisfy my style icon craving than with a floppy hat? The hat, might I add, is the ULTIMATE understated, attention grabbing accessory. Everyone always notices the girl in the hat before anyone else in the room. A Lovely Bird floppy hat is an excellent choice for a look similar to mine or a Civil Clothing snapback for those urban glamazon days.

Back to my icon cravings. (more…)

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Catch Our Model Katrina on Season 11 of Project Runway!

Last night marked the eleventh season of Project Runway, which premiered on Lifetime at 9pm. There’s a new set of eager and talented designers ready to send their looks down the runway. However, in this season there’s a twist. Every challenge is a team challenge…yikes.

Katrina

We were excited to hear one of our models, Katrina, will be walking the runway! Last night, designer Stanley Hudson got paired with Katrina as his lovely model. Stanley is on Team Keeping It Real, who won last night’s challenge to design a garment inspired by New York City. (more…)

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Singer22 is Inspired By London Fashion Week

Say goodbye to New York Fashion Week, and let’s jet across the pond for a little bit of English style. From Sass& Bide to Matthew Williamson, London’s greatest designers showed off their coolest creations for the new season. Even if you cannot grab a ticket to the wonderful London, Singer22 has your runway to reality pieces that you can purchase straight from the comforts of your home.

Matthew Willamson
This RTW collection featured tribal prints with lots and lots of color. We love this printed coat by Matthew Willamson! A perfect addition to your own fall season collection. The Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent Light-Weight Navajo Blanket as a similar style from Singer22. grab your party dress & camel blazer for a classic yet chic look. Try the Alice + Olivia Priscilla Bustier Dress and the Current/Elliott Corduroy Blazer


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Singer22 Falls In Love With A “Mad Man”


Is it just me or am I the only one falling in love with this show? Mad Men is about a group of advertising executives during the 60s. The show has received raving reviews, award nominations, and trophies. BUT, what I think stood out (and what received the most praise) was the beautiful fashion! Costume designer Janie Bryant made sure each outfit was unique and it fit the actors and their characters.

Singer22 has the scoop on all things fashion with Mad Men, along with a guide on how to get your own Mad Men look for you and your special man (;
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Singer22 Salutes the Hepburns!

Singer22 appreciates all fashion icons from around the world and throughout the years. We love their unique style and the contributions they made to fashion (and to the world). We decided to salute them with their own Singer22 fashion board!

As Part 1 of this fashion venture, Singer22 pays homage to the Hepburns – Audrey and Katharine. Yes, we do know they are not related, but we are in awe of their Hollywood career, personal life, and community service. Take note, aspiring actors and actresses!


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