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Sam Setton Discusses His Music with Cliché Including His New Single, “Gum”

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New York City native Sam Setton was inspired by the singer/songwriters he listened to growing up and began to experiment with his own sounds to find something that finally fit what he wanted to put out in the world. With music that can be described as electro-pop/R&B, he certainly found his sound. His honest lyrics and smooth vocals over electronic beats have been received well, even getting him a sold out show at Bowery Ballroom last year. Sam answered some questions for Cliché about his music and creative process, being inspired by travel, and more of what we can expect from him.

His new single, “Gum,” was just released January 18th and can be listened to here: 

 

Cliché: I’ve read that you started creating music in your early teenage years. How did that come about? What made you want to make it your career?

Sam Setton: It all started with a desire to be able to create my own music that was just like the music I was obsessed with when I was a teenager. I was really into singer/songwriters, so I just started experimenting with writing my own music that was similar to them. It took a long time for me to want to make it my career though. I experimented with different sounds for literally 8 years until I finally sound something I was confident sharing with the world.

 

Can you describe your creative process? How do you choose the instrumentation that you end up using?

My creative process starts with an idea and a few piano chords. I sit down at the keyboard in my bedroom and start crafting a song either based off an emotion I’ve been feeling, or an idea I thought about a few days prior that I jotted down in my notes app on my phone. After a few days or weeks of crafting a song, I usually bring it to my frequent collaborator Alexander Glantz (who produced the track) and from there we discuss the sound we want to go for and just dive into the instrumentation.

 

Who/what inspires or influences you musically?

I’m usually inspired musically by the last few artists and songs that have been in heavy rotation for me. I tend to listen to a lot of different types of music and I’m always discovering new artists – so the inspiration never stops.

 

In 2018, you finally got to perform at Bowery Ballroom, which I have read was a dream for you. What was that experience like?

YES! It was a dream for me because that was a venue I frequented when I was a kid growing up in NYC. The experience was surreal. I had a ton of friends in one section too, so seeing them and the sellout crowd was honestly extremely fulfilling.

Travel seems to be a big inspiration for you. What are some of your favorite places to travel to and what about them has inspired your music?

Yes, travel is a big inspiration source for me. My favorite places to travel are definitely East Asia (Japan, South Korea), Tel Aviv, Israel and South America (Chile is a second home for me because of family I have there). In terms of what about them inspires me… that’s a tough one. I’d say it’s more of the way being away from home makes me feel. Being outside of your comfort zone does wonders for the soul.

 

Would you say that you travel specifically to find inspiration for your music? Where are some other places you want to go?

I do travel sometimes specifically to find inspiration for my music, but not always. I’m keen on going to Jordan, Russia and Australia next.

 

Can you tell me about your new single, “Gum”?

“Gum” is honestly one of my favorites. It came about after being inspired by all of my friends that were in new relationships. I was single and thinking how it’s been so long since I fell in love and I was starting to forget what it felt like. So I started channeling past emotions into the writing and that ended up becoming “Gum”.

 

What can listeners expect from you in the near future?

Listeners can expect a lot of new beautiful music from me, some cool visuals and a lot of killer live shows.

 

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Sam Setton Discusses His Music with Cliché Including His New Single, “Gum”: Image Credit: Erik Washington 

 

The Must-Have Pieces From the Somedays Lovin Winter 2017 Collection

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Small flurries of snow drift down aimlessly, awaiting their fate on cold New York sidewalks; oversized Christmas trees draw large crowds of wide-eyed children; and people bustle and bump into each other protected by layers and layers of warm clothing. The magic of wintertime in the Big Apple has inspired designers around the country for decades, but this year, Somedays Lovin’s Winter 2017 collection takes the cake, truly capturing that irresistible NYC enchantment.

 

Ruby reds, blushing pinks, jasper green, and midnight blue set the scene for this collection while satin, knitted cotton, and fur steal the show. Asymmetric hems and unique layers complete each piece and no detail is left unattended. Somedays Lovin’ set out to capture the imagination of free-spirited women across the globe and they’ve certainly got our attention. Taking inspiration from the beachy, carefree vibes of the West Coast and adding in some Australian rock chic edginess, Somedays Lovin has created a brand that is somehow both modern and nostalgic.

Somedays Lovin’ has created more than just a style; they’ve created a feeling through their clothing. The winter collection enables its wearers to embody the Somedays Lovin’ girl. She’s a free spirit, she’s got street-to-bar coolness, and she is living up the holiday season in the city. She is the star of every scene and lights up every room she walks into.

Cherry Bomb
Nothing makes a statement like cherry red and there is no time more appropriate to break out this bold color than the holidays. This romper perfectly captures the Somedays Lovin vibe—bell sleeves pay homage to the 1970’s trends sweeping the runway, but this playsuit is anything but sweet and subtle. The perfect piece to accompany some thigh high boots, you’ll turn heads anywhere you go.

Emerald Nights
Rich tones are the name of the game this season, but this dress challenges typical fashion protocol. While florals for spring aren’t exactly groundbreaking, they are for winter. We are loving the nod to festival season past, and no matter what your skin tone, emerald green is sure to flatter.

Sweater Weather
It doesn’t get much better than a sweater dress, and as soon as the temperature drops, we are on the hunt for the perfect knit outfit. It’s easy to blur the lines between fashion-forward and matronly when it comes to knitwear, but this off the shoulder dress is just the right amount of sexy (and warm!). Wearable at the office or at any holiday party, we have a feeling this dress will become your new favorite go-to.

Glamazon
A blush and gold slip dress, a past-the-knee fur coat…does it get more glamorous? For the gal who’s not afraid to have fun with her clothes and let her inner 1920’s-era movie star shine through, this is the outfit for you. We love a good statement piece and this coat packs a powerful punch in a tasteful way. Nothing says NYC like a little glamour and a lot of flair, so embrace it!

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The Must-Have Pieces From the Somedays Lovin Winter 2017 Collection: Photographs courtesy of Somedays Lovin

How to Score Beautiful Brows From Hibba Beauty

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Brows, brows, brows. They have taken over our Instagram feeds, how we look at our beauty routines, and are the inspiration for the popular #browsonfleek hashtag. Many of us can raise our hands and say we will never leave the house without our brows being “done.” And what does “done” mean, you ask? It includes filling in our brows with a gel pot, pencil, or brow gel, which is a beauty trend that started to make our brows bolder and more prominent as a facial feature. What if this was a step in our beauty routine that we didn’t need to worry about, though? What if we just let our brows be brows and took care of them correctly? From Frida Kahlo to Audrey Hepburn, women have allowed their brows to flourish in their natural shape and meet #goals by simply maintaining them with grooming techniques. We all have experienced that overly-tweezed phase, which we’re not getting anywhere near ever again. Thankfully, eyebrow services have gone above and beyond, becoming more innovative, long-lasting, and girl-power friendly each year.

 
Hibba Kapil, browologist, hair removal expert, and founder of the salon, Hibba Beauty, is making moves in the beauty of brows by providing high-quality, modern services for every woman who walks through her door. Hibba Beauty, located in New York, is an all-natural and organic Indian-inspired salon that debuted first at its Soho location in 2010. Since then, the salon has added two more locations under its belt, including Madison and Columbus Circle. Each salon offers the traditional services that we are all familiar with, like waxing, facials, and threading, as well as more modern methods that have become Internet-crazed, including eyebrow microblading, sugaring, and threading. Hibba Beauty has become the go-to salon especially for microblading, which is a semi-permanent technique that involves a form of eyebrow tattooing to accentuate your natural brow shape and color without you having to fill them in. It also lasts for years, requiring you only to visit every once in awhile for a touch up.
With a salon as breathtaking as Hibba Beauty, we wouldn’t hesitate visiting each time our brows needed some extra loving. Get to know more about this magical salon from its beautiful founder, Hibba Kapil.

 Cliché: What sparked the emergence and creation of Hibba Beauty? Did you ever dream about owning a salon?
Hibba Kapil: Since a young age, I have always loved beauty and have always worked in salons. As much as I loved the art, I didn’t quite like the treatment I got as an employee, not to mention the low pay. Hence, after obtaining my bachelor’s degree from Baruch CUNY, I started working towards my dream of setting up my own salon and creating a healthy and fair workplace.
The innovative beauty services that your salon specializes in makes it unique and a hub for women seeking long-lasting care for their grooming needs. How do you define your brand? What do you believe allows it to stick out from the many salons in NYC?
Hibba Beauty is a brand that provides natural hair removal alternatives and prides itself in maintaining a consistent high-quality of service. It’s an all-natural and organic Indian-inspired salon, which definitely makes it stand out from the crowd, in addition to offering some of the trendiest beauty services on the market, such as microblading. Microblading is unlike any other eyebrow service, and with every woman out there wanting Audrey Hepburn-esque brows, this semi-permanent form of eyebrow tattooing offers clients a natural and full brow that lasts for years and requires minimal upkeep.
How does microblading work?
Microblading is a process that uses small micro needles to draw hairs to fill in the sparse gaps of one’s eyebrows. Each hair is drawn individually, thus achieving a 100% natural look. The procedure uses AC pigments (mineral pigments that are non-toxic and hypoallergenic). After the initial consultation process, we decide what shape will suit the client’s face in accordance with their facial physiognomy. We draw a preliminary sketching until the client is 100% satisfied with the shape, and we then decide the ink color that works best. The actual tattooing process doesn’t take long at all since we are working on a small area; it usually takes about 20 minutes. Most people require two sittings, but we advise the second sitting to take place 60-90 days after the initial appointment. The main benefits are that it looks 100% natural, it lasts for up to two years, and you will no longer have to fill in your eyebrows every morning.

Brows are, without a doubt, one of the most important features that frame your face.

Brows make such a difference to one’s facial features and really do frame the face. What are the top services that you offer and recommend to maintain them? Any tips on finding the best eyebrow shape that works for you?
Yes, brows are, without a doubt, one of the most important features that frame your face. Seeing a professional for your brows makes such a difference. There are so many brow products out there, which makes it very confusing for someone who doesn’t know much about beauty and therefore won’t have a clue about what product will work best for them. By seeing a specialist, you can learn what product is best suited for you and you can master using it.
Another thing I must insist on is that brows are always best when people stay away from trends. Keeping your brows as close to natural as possible will always be best in the long run. We all know about the brow trend from the ‘90s—tweezing away almost everything and then drawing it back in with a super thin line—which did nobody any favors! I am totally obsessed and in love with microblading and its results, but if you wanted to opt for a more traditional, less expensive method, then I would suggest threading. With regard to shape, in general, for round faces: a tapered arch works well. For square faces, a soft round brow is best.  
What do you wish Hibba Beauty to be for women?
A place where women look forward to coming to regardless of the treatment they are getting done. I hope that the salons provide a warm and welcoming space where women can feel comfortable and relaxed, and ultimately, I hope that every woman leaves 100% satisfied and is happy with the results. 

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How to Score Beautiful Brows From Hibba Beauty: Photographed by Danielle Pearce

The NYFW Rundown

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New York Fashion Week was full of its usual brilliant designs and extravagant parties, mixed with the September heat, but something was very much missing. Fashion goers were just starting to get used to the change of venues from Lincoln Center to Moynihan Station and Skylight Clarkson Square for the second year in a row, but they were not ready to say goodbye to the delightful Bill Cunningham. After passing away this summer, hearts all around the world mourned the loss of the iconic photographer. The sparkle of fashion week will always be a little dull, but Bill will always be a part of New York.

Tadashi Shoji

I kicked off the round of Spring/Summer 2017 shows with the Tadashi Shoji Show at Moynihan Station. The show started with a peaceful animated film of artist Wu Junyong’s “Flying Arc,” where wild animals such as a pig, peacock, and tiger float upward on a tree in a spiritual journey led by a bird. As the models came down the runway, the animal recognition was evident in prints, delicate dyed ostrich feathers, and embroidered birds and flowers. To tie designs together, a handful of garments were made with elegant celestial ivory lace and beautiful chiffon.
Specializing in plus size and bridal garments with his exquisite eye for detail, Tadashi is well aware of how to dress women of all shapes and sizes. One of his flare fit dresses was a beautiful emerald color that featured embroidered birds. A striking blue topaz lace gown stole the show with its long sleeves and corset frame. The designer completed the garment with adding a cloud-like long skirt that danced and moved with each step. Other details found in Tadashi’s alluring collection included plunging v-necklines, flattering cut-outs, fringe hem lines, and chiffon. The models donned coral pink eye shadow and had their hair tied back in a messy bun. The looks were completed by long tassel earrings in various colors.

Dan Liu

Dan Liu ©Neilson Barnard/Getty Images

Dan Liu ©Neilson Barnard/Getty Images


Bright and early on Saturday morning, I made my way downtown to Clarkson Square for the Dan Liu Spring/Summer 2017 Show. The show began with french music to match the theme of springtime in Paris with a model sitting in a cafe chair playfully smelling a rose. The collection was full of romance with fit and flare dresses in floral prints, shades of pastel lace, and sequins. Models had their hair styled straight and tied into a low ponytail with a middle part. Each guest received a red rose, a very sweet touch by the designer who radiated gratitude to the audience as he took a bow.

Vivienne Tam

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Vivienne Tam courtesy of Vivienne Tam Press Team


I wrapped up Fashion Week with the Vivienne Tam Show, followed by Aniesa Hasibuan shortly after. Vivienne Tam Shows have always been one of my favorites. I’ve attended several of her shows and one thing I’ve noticed is the energy and excitement surrounding each of her shows never seems to fade. Tam’s inspiration for the new collection came from the great city of Houston. Her theme was a combination of “NASA/Space Cowboy” with “Western Cowboy meets Eastern Cowboy.” The show began with a special broadcast from astronaut Tracy Dyson at the International Space Station’s Mission Control in Houston, Texas. The designer hit the space detail with celestial metallic pieces including a dress, an off-the-shoulder top, and pants. Several garments were stamped with NASA logos and mixed in with denim and fringe pieces. Tam tied in the cowboy looks with several western inspired metal belts.

Anniesa Hasibuan

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 12: A model walks the runway at the Anniesa Hasibuan during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at The Dock, Skylight at Moynihan Station on September 12, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for New York Fashion Week: The Shows)

Anniesa Hasibuan courtesy of Frazer Harrison/Getty Images


The Anniesa Hasibuan Show was a very special event all around with a lot of “firsts.” Not only was it Hasibuan’s first time officially showing at New York Fashion Week, but it was also the first time an Indonesian designer showed their collection and the first time an entire collection included a hijab with every outfit. The designer paid homage to her hometown back in Indonesia by calling her collection “D’Jakarta.” The collection represented female empowerment and the cultural diversity of Jakarta. From capes, shawls, and jackets, to dresses and pants, each garment was dripping in detail. Hasibuan used various types of gorgeous embroidered fabrics and added sequins, pearls, and beads to make each piece unique. The last look of the show was an intricate gold lace gown that was absolutely stunning and looked like royalty on the model.
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Tangina Stone Release/Signing Party Aug. 16 at 7pm

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Attention music lovers in the NYC area! On Sunday, August 16th, Feel Up Records will be hosting the Tangina Stone Release & Signing Party at Le Poisson Rouge. The Brooklyn based artist will be celebrating her newly released single, “Love Wasn’t Cafe,” with a special performance. The 21+ event starts at 7pm and will also include performances by Amrit & Sene and Feel Up Sound System DJs. Did we mention that it’s free? You can’t beat a night of free live music by great artists. To get access to the party, email [email protected]
Le Poisson Rouge
158 Bleecker Street
New York, NY 10012
To learn more about Tangina Stone, click here. To learn more about Feel Up Records, click here.
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Theory Men’s Spring/Summer 2016 Presentation

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Men’s Fashion Week officially launched in New York City in July thanks to The Council of Fashion Designers of America. With designers focusing their collections strictly on men’s fashion, the three-day event was a little pre-game of the chaos of the week long schedule of shows in September.
I attended the Theory Men’s Spring/Summer 2016 Collection at their location in the Meatpacking District and it was #rooftopchill. With the view of the Freedom Tower and guests sipping on drinks from one of the two bars, the space was perfect for a breezy July evening. Eighteen models stood in pairs on top of white cube fixtures and scaffolding, drinking Stella and casually chatting while posing for photos. The collection, with both male and female models, focused on minimalistic and classic menswear: the button down shirt and trousers. With different versions of the solid button down dress shirt including long sleeve and short sleeved, visible button closures and hidden button closures, they were each paired with blazers and either trouser pants or shorts. The Theory Collection stayed true to their modern and traditional designs.
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Theory: Men’s Spring/Summer 2016 Presentation: Photos courtesy of Tatiana Stec

Tatiana in Wonderland: James Beard House

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An evening of fine dining took place at the James Beard House this month with Le Malt’s Spring plates on the menu. Selected by members of the James Beard Foundation, the New Jersey spirit and wine lounge was chosen to hold an exclusive “Malt Luxury” dinner with their Executive Chef Duke Estime leading the kitchen.
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I arrived at the Beard House a little before seven and met with the ladies from Diaz Schloss Communications. I always have a great time at Diaz Schloss events and love catching up with their team. The weather for the night said there was a slight chance of showers, but we were rain free and enjoyed the warmer weather. We started the dinner by sipping on drinks made with Mezcal Joven and Glenfiddich in the garden with the other guests. I preferred the Glenfiddich drink over the Mezcal since I’m not too crazy about the smoky taste of Mezcal. I loved that inside each drink was an ice cube made with a hibiscus petal frozen inside, it looked so pretty. Since Le Malt is known for their spirits, it was only necessary to have each course paired with the perfect drink.
Haitian Djon Djon Risotto with Wild Mushrooms
Dinner started with a Chilean Sea Bass Broth made with spinach, basil, and cilantro. The warm broth had a slight spice that brought out the flavors of the delicate fish. It paired nicely with the glass of Castello Banfi San Angelo Pinot Grigio 2013, a great way to cleanse our palettes from the light course. Following the broth, we were served a Haitian Djon Djon Risotto with Wild Mushrooms. The impeccable (and my favorite) plate of the evening reminded me of comfort food: warm and soft; you want to eat it slowly and enjoy every last bite. The vegetarian plate was paired with a glass of Tinazzi Amarone della Valpolicella 2010.
We then moved on to the main courses: Berkshire Pork Belly with Tubers and Denver Venison Chops with Yellow Beans and Polenta. For extra flavor, the fatty pork belly was braised in bourbon which complimented the light sweetness of the plate and was served with Michter’s US-1 Small Batch Bourbon Whisky. The scotch-infused venison was a bit gamey for my taste, but I did enjoy the soft polenta and beans. It was served with a glass of Balvenie DoubleWood 17-Year-Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky.
Molten Chocolate Cake
We barely had room for dessert, but how could we resist when they brought out a Molten Chocolate Cake topped with Iranian pistachio ice cream; a type of ice cream I have never had before. The presentation of the fine dessert tasted as good as it looked: rich and sweet. The cake was served with a glass of Hennessy VSOP Privilege Cognac NV. The Le Malt Team hosted a lovely dinner, and it was a great experience and honor to dine at the James beard House.
Be sure to check out Le Malt while you are in the Garden State; not only for dinner, but for catching up with friends over a few drinks!
Le Malt
1021 St. Georges Avenue
Colonia, NJ 07067
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Tatiana in Wonderland: James Beard House, photos courtesy of Tatiana Stec and James Beard House

What to Look Forward to at NYC Comic Con

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In 2013, New York Comic Con attracted over 133,000 attendees, making it the second largest pop culture and comic book gathering in the country! This year promises to be even bigger and better. Comic Con has been extended to a full week of pop-culture festival fun starting on October 3 and ending with the three-day ticketed event at the Javits Center. At every corner of all five boroughs of the city there will be concerts, gaming events, comedy shows, lectures, food tastings, podcasts, and more, so be sure to check them out.

What to know what to look forward to at NYC Comic Con? Throughout the Show Floor at the Javits Center, you will be able to shop for comics, snap pictures with your favorite cosplay characters (my personal favorite is Wolverine), purchase original illustrations in Artist Alley, and venture in The Block. The Block combines collectible toys, fashion, art, and design of the underground pop culture scene.

Are you a Marvel Comics fanatic or obsessed with The Walking Dead? Perfect! At NYCC you will be able to meet many comic, entertainment, and literary guests like Patrick Stewart from Star Trek: The Next Generation, or a special guest from the hit show Breaking Bad. For your absolute must-meet or you’ll die individuals, set aside some time so you can get an autograph from them during their assigned time slot.

The amazing Panels offer the ability to learn skills from game creators or speak with some of the cast of a hit TV show or movie. It’s also a great way to end the day after walking around the floor all afternoon.

For first timers to get the most out of their experience, be sure to download the official NYCC app on your Smartphone to determine panel details, autographing schedules, exhibits, giveaways, and contests plus so much more.
 Image courtesy of newyorkcomiccon.com

Luis Antonio Spring/Summer 2015 Collection

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I started my New York Fashion Week itinerary with the Luis Antonio Spring/Summer 2015 Collection for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. Inside The Pavilion at Lincoln Center, I met Mdivani Monroe, a very kind fashion designer/blogger who complimented me on my Michael Kors Larissa boots. I had a great view of the models once they turned on the runway, allowing me to see every angle of the exquisite designs.

Luis Antonio is a Puerto Rican designer who understands how to portray the chic woman in his pieces. All of his models had their hair lightly teased in romantic-esque ponytails and wore strappy open-toe laced heels. His collection opened with a fitted long sleeve A-line dress that ruffled at the end. The top of the dress was a vibrant design of red and white lines, while the bottom was the same design but in blue and white. Antonio has the skill of mixing two vibrant patterns together and instead of the designs clashing, he accentuates the figure of the model by adding a belt of fabric to bring the two patterns into one look. One of the dresses was a maxi style/A-line double-patterned dress that moved graciously as the model walked. Antonio used the blue and white vibrant line pattern for the top of the dress and a vertical blue, red, tan, and white striped fabric from the waist down. Everything as tied together with a piece of red fabric around the model’s waist.

Some other pieces included a long sleeve turtleneck mermaid dress in a grey and white vibrant line pattern, a striped strapless and fitted jumper with flare bottoms, a sequin embellished lace dress, and a rope patterned sweetheart cut dress. His collection consisted of striped patterns, ruffles, A-line cuts, and plunging V-necklines. Some of the dresses kissed the ground and had a short train, while others were cut at the knee. To learn more about Luis Antonio, go to Luis-antonio.com.  
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J Summer Fashion Show 2014: One World Trade Center

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(Official Photo) J Summer Fashion Show 2014 at 1WTC by Jessica Minh Anh (3)

If you could pick one unique place to have a catwalk where would it be? If you picked One World Trade Center, Jessica Minh Anh beat you to the punch. This isn’t her first time hosting a fashion show in an unconventional place. She’s even hosted a catwalk with a platform suspended into the Grand Canyon. Jessica is making a name for herself by hosting shows in breathtaking venues that make a statement. She hopes that what she does can be appreciated for bringing fashion from all over the world together and creating a historic legacy.

screenshot2.jpgThe gowns were jaw dropping and didn’t lack in the glitz and glamor department. Jessica Minh sported her iconic red lip with porcelain-contoured skin, and heavy lashes. Her hair towered over her, it was artistically styled to resemble the Freedom Tower itself. She has given a voice to the new generation and has shed light, creativity, and proof that beautiful things can be celebrated even if that wonderful something was a result of something so terrible. History cannot be changed, but new history can be formed and good memories can be made. The view from the 63rd floor was mesmerizing and the New York City skyline tends to have that effect. Until next time, we are here wondering where is she going to conquer next?

Images for J Summer Fashion Show 2014: One World Trade Center by John Oakley

Jay Z & Solange’s Elevator Scuffle

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Word on the street is that rapper Jay Z was ferociously attacked by Beyonce’s little sister Solange Knowles, who was wildly kicking and swinging at him inside of an elevator, and the attack was captured on surveillance video. According to TMZ “it all went down at a Met Gala after party last week at the Standard Hotel in NYC.  In the video … Jay Z, Beyonce and Solange step into the elevator … and then Solange goes crazy, screaming at Jay before unleashing a violent attack.”
A bodyguard attempted to hold Solange back, but she managed to successfully punch Jay Z at least 3 times. At one point Solange throws a kick and Jay grabs her foot, but never attempts to strike her.  Beyonce stands by without getting physically involved.
If you look closely at the video you can see the bodyguard hit the emergency stop switch on the 12th floor, mid-flight, as if to keep the fight private. At one point, Solange smacks Jay Z with her purse and all the contents spill out on the elevator floor. Eventually all 3 celebrities exit the elevator, but not before Solange gets in a few last minute shots.
All 3 also exited the building together. Solange looks furious as her and Beyonce get into one car, while Jay Z is escorted by security to a different one. It is still unclear what triggered the fight.
The news of Jay Z & Solange’s elevator scuffle is shocking to say the least. 3 celebrities who are rarely in the media for negative reasons sure have every social media site buzzing now. Although the reason for the fight remains a mystery, I can only imagine how humiliated Jay Z, Beyonce, and Solange must feel. Hopefully, Jay and Solange can reconcile their differences and maybe this little incident will blow over.
Watch the shocking elevator fight between Jay Z and Solange Knowles here! Jay Z and Solange’s Elevator Scuffle
(Video courtesy of TMZ)
(Featured image courtesy of E! Online)

Roseland Ballroom Goes Out With A Gaga

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The lights of NYC’s historic Roseland Ballroom will permanently fade to black after Lady Gaga’s performance tonight. She concludes her seven-day residency, and the Roseland Ballroom goes out with a Gaga. Roseland can squeeze only 3,500 people under its historic roof, so Gaga collaborated with Verizon Wireless to live stream the final show tonight on GetMoreGaga.com at 9 p.m. ET.
The legendary venue located at 239 West 52nd St. was around for nearly 58 years, and originally opened its doors to rowdier rock and pop musicians, such as Madonna, Bob Dylan, Beyonce, Metallica, Radiohead, and many more. The reason for Roseland’s closing is said to be its  low-occupancy limit which appears to have financially taken its toll amid competition from larger and newer venues around the city.
Gaga puts Roseland to bed with her risque outfits, her occasional profanity-laced dialogue, and most importantly an outstanding performance. Lady Gaga shouted to her crowd of “Little Monsters” “We’ve grown up together haven’t we?, “But you’re still wasted and you’re still having fun.” (Mashable.com) She closes the show with songs from The FameBorn This Way, and Artpop. 
We say good-bye to Roseland Ballroom but will never forget the iconic musical memories made on its stage.
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(All Images courtesy of Mashable.com)