All you need to do is poke your head through the entrance of Tacombi’s Nolita location, veiled with a heavy embroidered cloth, to see how many people are scrambling to get a slice of the Mexican beach life. Festooned with threads of light and multicolored murals, the entire room revolves around the original Tacombi truck that once traveled up and down the shores of Yucatan selling fresh tacos from its windows. Now anchored in this airy warehouse on Elizabeth Street, the truck remains the most important element of the room, its doors and windows thrown open to cook and serve flavorful, uniquely drafted tacos to Manhattan’s hungry diners. Tacombi is the brainchild of Mexican-born Dario Wolos who, along with head chef Oscar Hernadez and manager Luis Berenbau, seeks to prove how light, fresh and diverse true Mexican cooking can be. We sat down with Oscar and Luis, munching market fish tacos, lime-drenched ceviche and corn esquites as they sung praises of Mexico, 9 am pork belly, and why the taco is taking over.
It is only David and Phillipe Blond that can draw such a crowd of diverse creatures to their namesake show. The royalty of New York were seated front and center, behind them only an army of tastemakers, drag queens, and television personalities. Even Paris Hilton, wearing a turquoise heart corset made her way backstage to pay her dues. The only thing that stood out more than the personalities was the collection. From 18th century symbolism to modern English rebellion, their inspiration runs the gambit. We had a few minutes to chat with the duo backstage about their latest inventions.
We experienced firsthand all the textures and trends that owned the runway this season, which, of course, will soon be trickling down to your wardrobe. But why wait until next fall to take a cue from our favorite designers? Get ahead of the curve and start wearing these off-the-runway styles now. From mesh and metallic to brocade and capes, here's what you should be buying.
There is nothing at the end of a line that's worth waiting for. Harsh a rule as that may seem, waiting is the worst. Standing awkwardly in a restaurant's entryway, shuffling to let people pass, getting hit with the door every time someone enters or leaves, with nothing to do but count the minutes the hostess quoted you until you'll be sat, minutes whose numbers are the world's biggest lie since every hostess blindly makes them up, throwing out a 30 here and tossing a 45 there. And with the insane popularity of brunch in this city, Sunday morning waits are so bad you basically need to eat breakfast beforehand just to tide yourself over. So, the next time you try for one of these go-to brunch spots, don't weather the wait, there are plenty of other places just around the corner.
It's no secret, we here at GofG are kind of obsessed with fashion. But never, EVER have we been more obsessed with an article of clothing (except maybe this Valentino gown circa Fall 2014) than the now-infamous bodycon dress that blew the internet's collective consciousness on Thursday. From a simple post on Tumblr to a global cultural discussion leading to humankind's general questioning of existence, "The Dress" caused us all a lot of mental anguish. Here is what that probably looked like.
The BRIT Awards are the biggest night in UK music. British as well as international artists all came together in London's 02 Arena yesterday to celebrate the music industry's achievements of the past year. It was a night of fabulous performances (Taylor Swift's opening rendition of "Blank Space"), well-deserved wins (Sam Smith and Ed Sheeran), and one dramatic tumble (the Best Recovery award must surely go to you, Madonna). Of course, it wouldn't be a proper awards show without a star-studded red carpet and some killer fashion. GofG picks our favorites here.
It always seems that London Fashion Week goes by so fast because we're still recovering from NYFW. Please, Kendall Jenner and Cara Delevingne, tell us where you get your seemingly endless energy? If you couldn't make it across the pond and have intense #FOMO, we've compiled the highlights via Instagram so you can be in the know. See you next year LFW!
So, we're getting towards the end of winter (thank goodness), and it’s time to bust out those colors that have been hiding in the back of our closets. We don’t know about you, but the thought of sunny, warmer days and delicate pale colors just makes us grin from ear to ear. But living in cold weather can certainly pose a little bit of a complication when it comes to deciding what to wear in the morning. It’s still freezing outside in the A.M., but it kind of warms up around noon. So, how do you prepare accordingly while letting everyone know you’re SO ready for spring? We’ve got the perfect pieces right here. Take a look…
“And what costume shall the poor girl wear to all tomorrow’s parties?” Nico taunted me through my headphones. Tomorrow night I’m wearing the same dress I wore yesterday. All lamé matches, honey! I skipped the song, sipped my boxed wine and weighed my chance in the club line. Slim to none. Where I’m from, combat boots and band tees are enough to make you hip. In college, I moved to Milan and found myself surrounded by fancy jerks. I mean daughters of designers and sons of bitches! Poseurs, know what I mean? They’re the worst, but even worse, they didn't notice me. Don’t they know how cool I am in North Carolina? Tyra Banks always says, “do you wanna be on top?” I love her, but she asks dumb questions. I did reach the top, but only after countless nights of effort, embarrassment, blisters and crying in the bathtub to the backdrop of "Born to Die." Now that I’m on the other side, I've got a question for you. Guest of a Guest can show you the parties, but what do you do once you’re there?