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Wednesday, August 22, 2012 Studio Soundtracks: The City That Never Sleeps

A killer playlist sets the mood for every party, and with ours just weeks away, we’re getting inspired by one of NYC’s most iconic institutions. CBGB defined the punk music scene of the Seventies, setting the stage for most (if not all) of our favorite bands from the era. This one goes out to the place that will forever rule rock & roll.

“Hanging On The Telephone” by Blondie

“Debbie Harry is one of our eternal style muses, so of course Blondie is a studio favorite. I love everything about this video from their 1978 album Parallel Lines, and it even comes with a sing-a-long in case your in the mood for some karaoke after a few drinks.”

“Kimberly” by Patti Smith

“This is a live video of Patti Smith performing in 1979 at CBGB. She’s perhaps one of the most famous artists to explode out of the nightclub that brought the punk to the forefront of New York City. “Kimberly” is a gem on her immaculate debut Horses.”

“Spanish Stroll” by Mink DeVille

“Okay, I have such an obsession with this song that I use it for my alarm clock, and am still not tired of it! Willy Deville was another CBGB staple, and his eclectic mix of rock n’ roll and world sounds makes him a great amongst the greats! He also just so happens to be one of my personal style icons, and we share the same birthday (this Saturday, August 25th!).”

“Pet Sematary” by Ramones

“The first thing that pops into my head when I think of old school CBGB is dudes in stripe tees, moto jackets, and shaggy hair…oh wait, that’s The Ramones. They are totally the poster boys for New York punk in the late Seventies. I could probably play this on repeat all night.”

“Innocent” by Garland Jeffreys

“This song was used in the amazing NYC film “Times Square”, which has probably one of the best soundtracks EVER! I scored a copy on vinyl at Amoeba, and it’s a staple on my record player. Anyway, this song has an awesome “rebel without a cause” feel, perfect for a busy day running around town!”

Culture Shock > Studio Soundtracks > The City That Never Sleeps

Wednesday, August 22, 2012 OMG, Shoes!: Foxy Lady

As much as we love towering wedges and chunky platforms, there’s something about a pair of femme fatale heels that no other shoe can do. Whether dressed up with a skin-tight dress or down with a tee and rolled jeans, stepping out in sleek stilettos instantly makes us feel like we can take on the world.

©Tommy Ton/

©Tommy Ton/

(The Haute Pursuit, Jak & Jil, Fashion Squad, Missing Avenue, Fanny Lyckman, Sincerely Jules, LA From LA’s Blog, Street Peeper, Because I’m Addicted)

Style > OMG, Shoes! > Foxy Lady

Wednesday, August 22, 2012 Top Tens: Things We Love Today

1. Getting decked out


2. DIY nail art


3. Instant gratification


4. Crazy heels


5. Real talk


6. Summer love


7. The wild side


8. Getting ready with your BFF…


9. To party all night in the city that never sleeps…


10. And dance all morning

Features And Shoots > Top Tens > Things We Love Today

Tuesday, August 21, 2012 (Almost) Vintage: Indian Summer

This ’07 Vogue UK editorial featuring Gemma Ward backpacking through India in clashing prints, layered hats, track pants and pom pom scarves is so crazy that it’s kind of brilliant. Hey, at least she’s ready for any adventure that comes her way.

(Shot by Patrick Demarchelier for Vogue UK, Sept. ’07 via Fashion Forever)

Style > (Almost) Vintage > Indian Summer

Tuesday, August 21, 2012 Right Now: Empire State Of Mind

In New York, the sidewalk doubles as a concrete runway for showing off your sartorial prowess, making it one of the best cities in the world for people watching and endless outfit inspiration. To get ready for our trip to the Big Apple, we scoured our favorite style blogs to share some of the coolest looks spotted on the streets of NYC.

(Gritty Pretty, Street Peeper, Lela London, Vanessa Jackman, Because I’m Addicted, Refinery 29, Jay Strut)

Style > Right Now > Empire State Of Mind
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