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Great Street Art in Manhattan

Manhattan street art
Manhattan street art

The world is my art gallery! Does anyone know who the Manhattan street artist is who created this playful Colbert-Warhol piece on the south side of Washington Square Park one block before Thompson Street. If so please share !


what to wear to a music festival

Have you been searching for an exotic summer vacation idea that will provide outdoor entertainment with trendy fashion looks with out the “it girl” price tag? Why not try a music festival. Regardless of whether your look is grungy, indie, or rock there is a music festival that will suit your style. Here is a tip sheet of what to wear to this summers hottest festivals.
1. Roskilde, Denmark June 30-july 3 Fashion TIP: wear your own faded denim and don’t forget to bring a scissor so you can buy a festival tee and customize it into a unique halter top.
2. Exit, Novi Sad, Serbia July 7-10 Fashion Tip: It doesn’t matter what you wear to this festival because anything goes, just make sure you can dance it. Work a new beauty look and try dying your hair bright pink!
3. Melt! Ferropolis , Germany July 15-17 Fashion Tip: this is a great place for a D.I.Y. look, take an old brown paper bag and a sharpie and make a designer handbag to carry!
4. Secret Garden Party, Cambridgeshire, UK July 21-24 Fashion tip: Something natural works best, try to weave some flowers into a dress or at least your hair and don’t forget your wellies!!
5. Fuji Rock, Naeba, and Japan July29-31 Fashion Tip: Work a wacky look, mini dresses, crazy tights, colored sunglasses and why not try a wig?
Now you better go out and get what you need to create your music festival style.


SVB Role Model of the Week: Vashtie

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Role Model of the week

Every week I like to shout out to someone I think is exceptionally cool and a role model like me. The criteria for this choice is simple, if I couldn’t be me, I would want to be them. This week’s Star award goes to downtown darling Va$htie Kola. You all may know her as a downtown party hostess, fashion designer, style maven and music video director, but here are ten other reasons we love Vashtie!!!
1. She has very cool graphics on her site
2. She is bringing back 90’s music [I have to admit I haven’t really missed it]
3. She is so pretty in a natural way
4. She has made a chambray shirt and cut offs a fashion statement (see my post on D.I.Y. denim cutoffs)
5. She spells her name with a $ sign
6. She is a tom boy with high fashion flair
7. Her first job was as a sales girl
8. She followed her dreams
9. She directed a Pepsi commercial with before she was thirty
10. She can invite us to good parties!
Learn more about this weeks role model by clicking here.


Celebrity Side Walk Sale

It's sale time again. I am selling some of my favorite designer clothes at this sale!! so come on over to Screaming Mimi's on Saturday and buy something!! svb


Fashion as Art

Poetry Tags is a new work of art by Augustina Woodgate. Poem printed labels are created by the artist and then sewn in a clandestine manner into local thrift shop clothes. “Sewing poems in clothes is a way of bringing poetry to everyday life” says Augustina. So next time you are rummaging through a thrift shop for a great find remember it may be more than just fashion it may also be art!


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