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Red Retro Art

My buddy and I ran into this cool retro art work painted on a wall… Crazy how I almost walk right past it. The artist in me had to capture it. Now I’m sharing it with you

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Clouds or Billboard

Quite often you see interesting Billboards in NYC but I think perspective and environment can add to the wow factor. Just look at the photo below captured with my iPhone 4

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Perfect day for beaching

Today was one of those days were you had to be close to some body of water… I went to Brighton and it was postcard nice. Check it out

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New York City’s Sunny Sunday

Just thought I’d share some photos of the nice weather we’re having in the City. It is bright and sunny but the cold lingers; yet, despite this one setback, The City sizzles and is teaming with life. Have a nice day, wherever you are; however you are;

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Whatever happened to style?

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What happened to style? This is the question Chrysler asks in its “Style” commercial. I too have been asking this question for a about 5 years now, but unfortunately I have not found the answer within my current spectrum of life. Fifteen years ago I was not living in NYC. I was growing up in my home town (Too small to mention) in Jamaica. If you don’t know, Jamaica was colonized by the British and gained its independence August 6th 1962. I wasn’t around then, but I grew up in a time when remnants of old Britain lingered still and older folks walked the streets in their best dress shirts and dress pants simply to sit around a domino table and socialize.
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I remember the words Frock, Slip, Pocket Square, and Suspenders. They were not just common every day words, but also common every day articles of clothing. I remember when it was not considered dumb for a woman to wear a Bando to hold her hair back and gloves weren’t just worn to keep her fingers from freezing. In fact, it was quite alluring when the gloves were removed to welcome a gentleman’s hand in a formal or less than formal greeting.

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As a child growing up, before I could go over to my neighbor’s house, my clothes had to be properly ironed. My shoes had to be polished and shine and they would be inspected before I could go through the door. If I was on the street and didn’t carry the posture of a young confident man, some older folk would correct it with a sharp tone “Stand up straight young man. No one died in your family”.

I truly wish we could have kept the pride that people had in themselves. That sense of always wanting the very best and knowing that it begins with how you project yourself to the world. Justin brought “Sexy Back”, who will bring “Style Back”? Don’t just read; I want to know what you think happened to style.

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Ladylike

I am a Gilt member and I often scan the men’s, women’s and home section of the site. While on the women’s section, this post “Ladylike” jumped out at me. I wanted to share as I often wonder if women are drifting away from these classical looks that dominated NY style in the 60s. Check out the video and let me know what you think. Find more info here at Gilt/Ladylike.

“We probably have a certain ’60s-set tv show to thank for the widespread resurgence of the era’s classically elegant silhouette, but no matter where it came from, we’d still adore this trend. Think boxy cardigans, curve-hugging sheath dresses, and precious little clutches—perfect for getting in touch with your inner uptown girl.”

In Love With Fashion Trends: Ladylike from Gilt Groupe on Vimeo.

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