Category: Awards


It’s FINALLY here – New York Fashion Week, that’s what, kittens!

Am thrilled to have kicked off the 2012 NYFW right -by  attending some inspiring events, namely the Style Coalition’s 2012 Fashion Awards 2.0(#Fashion20)!

Thanks to Style Coalition,  Step and Repeat hustled in her heels to 2012 Fashion Awards 2.0 and what a special evening it was! Robert Verdi, was the host of the evening’s festivities and treated us to so many oneliners and Hilare moments, it was entertaining start to finish!  I espesh loved the loud fanboy in the back of the house, he was having his own back and forth with Verdi.  Robert is a fantastic host – they should really tap him for more shows!  Did you know that Verdi used to work at the Short Hills Mall, in Joisey? True story.  What else is a true story?  His total adoration for Norma Kamali!   He said as a young retail sales guy, he would steer the Soccor Moms to buy Kamali’s gorg designs, knowing that they would fall head over clutch purse for it.   And so began a career of total fabulosity for Mr. Robert Verdi, BFF of Eva Longoria, divo of HSN merch, etc.

But back to Kamali, she gets this whole interweb thing.  Her devotion to understanding emerging technology and harnessing its power for the good of the fashion masses – is inspiring.   I was already a fan for her iconic work and vision (“sleeping bag dress, parachute pants, etc.), but hearing her speak so passionately about social media, she really impressed me.   So gracious during her keynote was Ms. Kamali of the lovely and adoring of the social media dah-lings in the audience, she invited us all to her presentation on Wedsnesday during Fashion Week.  Yes, it was that much love.

Here’s the list of the big winners and photos from the 2012 Fashion Awards 2.0:

Best Online Video

Prada – Spring/Summer Video Campaign

Top Innovator

Kate Spade

Best Website

Marc Jacobs

Best Blog by a Fashion Brand

DKNY PR Girl

Best Next Big Thing in Tech

Instagram

Best Mobile App

Tiffany & Co. Engagement Ring Finder

Best Facebook

Bergdorf Goodman

Best Twitter

@DKNY

Visionary Award

The Gilt Groupe

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Thanks to Muve Music from Cricket Wireless, we had the chance to catch the gifted and beautiful Beatriz Luengo perform LIVE a winning trifecta of songs from her new album, Bela y Sus Moskitas Muertas.  Her unique brand of music – inspired by a rich tapestry of life experiences as an actress, circus performer, and singer(!) – is impressive.  Though critics will compare her to a softer version of Shakira, she packs a punch with her lyrics and delivery that will keep fans and critics alike looking forward to what’s next.  She’s more of a nod to Bebe, with a wink to Fiona Apple funk and No Doubt ska, all tucked into amazing pair of glittering heels.  Luengo, who hails from Spain, is no newcomer to the music scene.  Earlier singles have had a good showing on the international charts, proving she is more than ready for her primetime spotlight.

With collaborations from artists from Orishas, Reik and even reggae royalty, Ziggy Marley, Beatriz is slaying “moskitas” by the dozen and getting winning looks from Univision’s Premio Lo Nuestro Awards (Best Music Video of the Year) and solid reviews from the music critics.

Looks like Beatriz Luengo’s is going to keep us grooving into the new year!

And speaking of the new year,  did you make a resolution to be a wiser spender of your hard-earned cash?  Good (b/c now I’m not alone at the sample sales and happy hours)!  Cricket Wireless offers plans that allow you to be your DJ right from your very own phone. You can download new music as much as you text, talk or surf the web on your phone – all in one unlimited plan, with no contract,  no hidden fees and nationwide coverage.   Finally, a resolution that I can check off the list that keeps my wallet (and ears) happy! Cheers to that!

 

2012 Oscar Nom Surprises (or not):  

Oscar Noms!

Rooney Mara – The Girl With The Golden Tattoo (Best Actress) – I like her for the win!

Melissa McCarthy– Bridesmaids (Best Supporting Actress) – Great nod.

Kristen Wiig – Bridesmaids (Screenplay) – Go SNL 2.0!

The Full List of Noms!

http://a.oscar.go.com/media/2012/pdf/nominees.pdf

Ring Finger News: Seal on Ellen: http://ellen.warnerbros.com/videos/index.php?mediaKey=0_mzedwcyb

The Way They Were....

Catch the rest today! Wonder what info he will drop – Seal is still wearing his ring?  Hmm…maybe they still have a shot?

R-E-S-P-E-C-T: Aretha Franklin has a change of heart and puts the kibosh on her wedding plans to William ‘Willie’ Wilkerson.  What’s the 411, Ms. Franklin?  http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/01/23/us-arethafranklin-idUSTRE80M1XS20120123

Morning Tube: Live with Kelly  – Kim Kardashian dished on her quickie marriage and Kelly Ripa apologized for dressing up as the Double K and That Guy from the Nets for Halloween.   Aww gee.  Should Kelly have apologized?

Live with Kelly and Kim?

Tracey Morgan Hospitalized at Sundance:  Blame it on “Altitude?“:  http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/sns-201201230411reedbusivarietynvr1118049016jan23,0,7247847.story

Spotted: RiRi and Chris Brown? Say it ain’t so!  http://www.tmz.com/2012/01/23/rihanna-chris-brown-evidence-back-together/

Ciao to Hip,Hip Jor-ge! The New York Yankees Jorge Posada officially retires from the team today.  Phenomenal Yankee and humanitarian, Jorgie will be missed.  Jeter, Sabathia, Rivera turned out to presser in honor of the announcement:  http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20120124&content_id=26447846&vkey=news_nyy&c_id=nyy