There are few things as sweet as hosting a relaxed night in for your love or friends. Tuna tartare tacos spread out on your living room table with pretty drinks. To make your life easier, here are five Valentine's Day cocktails you can shake up. (And the recipe for those tacos you'll love almost as much as you love your Valentine. Thanks to executive chef Cesar Gutierrez of Lexington Brass for that one!)
Last night in NYC, V Magazine celebrated the kick off of New York Fashion Week by hosting a blowout at Pacha NYC. The party also served as the setting for a new music video starring disco legends Nile Rodgers and Chic featuring a Versace jumpsuit-clad Karlie Kloss, who wasn't afraid to get down in front of the usually stoic fashion crowd. Everyone from Joe Jonas and Derek Blasberg to Cody Simpson and his girlfriend's sister, Bella Hadid, stopped by the neon-lit dance party to partake in the Inez and Vindoodh-approved festivities. Click through for an Insta-look!
We've sourced the lands for the best scents man can buy, be it for Valentine's Day or any other day. Our criteria was critical - the scents must envelope a room, burn clean, and the scent must not be overpowering. All three requirements were met, with some being shattered completely (Fornasetti) with design and quality. Don't be afraid of the price tags, as these candles don't have to be every day scents. If you can't afford to buy a bundle every month, use them sparingly. Think of these candles as a luxury, not a necessity.
Kanye West is always proving to the world that there are no limits to his vision. After the incident of Kanye pulling a Kanye at this year's Grammys, he is (once again) all anybody can talk about. Notorious for passionately speaking his mind, Kanye has discussed his concerns with democratic fashion and claims that he is "The Tupac of Product." Now venturing outside of music and attributing his genius to all industries, Kanye is making his authentic, cultural footprint. In an interview back in 2013, he confirmed that he cut ties with Nike for a deal with Adidas. Granted the right to full creative freedom, Yeezy has had everyone patiently waiting for his next big move. Less than two years later, the day finally arrived. Kanye "turned up" for this year's 2015 New York Spring Fashion Week by debuting his Adidas line, releasing his limited edition Adidas Yeezy 750 Boost shoe, presenting a new song from his upcoming album called "Wolves", and holding the first ever annual Roc City Classic free concert in the Flatiron district in celebration of All-Star weekend. It's a lot to take in, so let us give you the rundown.
Often described as a “hippie in heels,” Natalie Decleve has an eye for beautiful things, and a taste for those that are healthful. After years of working for high fashion brands like DVF and Kiki de Montparnasse, Natalie left in 2009 to focus her energies on doing something more meaningful. Under the alias, Natty Style, Natalie created her own brand as a personal stylist and lifestyle correspondent with a goal of “empowering clients and followers from the inside out.” Acting on the belief that “having a healthy self-image is just as important as having a healthy body,” Natalie encourages her clients to celebrate themselves through personal style while using her blog to promote socially conscious brands and tips for healthy living.
If you have no clue what to do for Valentine's Day this year, we're here to help. If you're coupled up, don't settle for (just) a candlelit dinner. If you're single, don't spend it crying on the couch eating ice cream by yourself. Get your hot self out to a party. We know not everyone's into romance overloads, so we've put together a list of parties and events to suit a plethora of personalities. Get excited to do whatever your heart desires this V-Day, whether you want to drink, dance, or get artsy!
Last night New York’s most fabulous dazzled in their couture gowns and well-tailored suits to attend the amfAR Gala at the Cipriani Wall Street Ballroom. The star-filled event is held annually in an effort to raise AIDS awareness and end the epidemic. The amfAR Gala raised over $2 million last night. We enjoyed funny moments on the Red Carpet such as model Karlie Kloss teaching Kenneth Cole how to ‘selfie’ and Kelly Rutherford giving the photogs a lesson in peacing-out. Models such as Kendall Jenner, Hailey Baldwin, and Heidi Klum stunned at the event. The Gala honored musician and activist Harry Belafonte, actress Rosario Dawson, and fashion photographer Patrick Demarchelier.
Just in time for New York Fashion Week, Donald Robertson of @donalddrawbertson fame has released his newest book titled Fashion Is Nuts. The fashion world can often seem intimidating and elitist, stereotypically populated by people with large egos and even larger sunglasses. Robertson brings a sense of humor to all of this with his refreshing coffee table tome, which features portraits of famous fashionable faces rendered in the surprising medium of walnuts. From a Gabrielle "Coconut" Chanel to a "Le Nut" YSL, Robertson's nutty characters are painted, taped, and moulded together, resulting in astoundingly accurate depictions of haute luminaries.
For us, VFILES always marks the unofficial start of fashion week and its raucous runways and after-parties. The seasonal chaos this time around, however, was more organized but no less exciting, as the VFILES MADE Fashion show was held at Lincoln Center, a far cry (and cab ride) from last season's unconventional venue of Webster Hall. Even while Kesha held court in the front row and models scooted and walked poodles down the winding runway, nobody in attendance could stop talking about the after-party, to be held at Space Ibiza right after. Needless to say, when the time came, no one was disappointed. HBA-clad, pastel hair-colored fashion scenesters sipped Kettle One and DeLeon from the open bar while completely letting loose to the tunes of master DJ, A-Trak. While Cleo Wade and Margot were among the guests to be expected, Cuba Gooding Jr. arrived as quite a surprise. Click through for shots from the hottest show and bash last night!
Pizza in NYC is not a hard thing to find, but trust us when we say these 10 pies should be on your bucket list. From thin crust to truffle cream, we've got you covered with delicious slices to last you through the winter. Get ready to send out a massive group text because you've just found out where you're going for dinner tonight!