With all of life’s stresses and pressures, it’s necessary to be well and eat well. By being the best we can be from the inside out, we will be more bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, and beaming with resilience…to bounce back no matter what lemons are thrown in our paths.
That’s why we’re simply mad about, not just any ol’ juicer, but hydraulic juice presses that will keep that, keep that body strong, and that’s the way I like it!
A hydraulic juice press extracts juice containing higher levels of nutrients from freshly ground up fruit and vegetables by squeezing the pulp using 2-4 tons of pressure. This is unlike other (electric) juicers that create oxidation, friction, and heat from a motor, ultimately decreasing and destroying nutrients and enzymes.
The crushing exerted by this pressing method of a hydraulic press will help preserve and collect the most enzymes, minerals and nutrients that would otherwise be left behind in the pulp and in other juicing machines. The pulp that comes out of other electric juicing machines still contain lots of juice. Without a presser, you have no other way of extracting it and good juice is wasted.
A hydraulic juicer produces juice of the highest quality. There is no oxidation involved in the juice pressing process, so your juice can stay fresh up to 3 or 4 days. The juice makes for extremely easy digestion and assimilation of essential nutrients.
Welles (Hydraulic) Juice Press
The hydraulic press machine is simple and less complicated than other juicing machines, manually operated, with no electricity needed, less parts, less things to wear out, and very easy to clean up.
This is how it works: freshly ground up fruits & vegetable is wrapped in mesh or cheese cloth. The purpose of the cloth is to hold this semi-fluid paste or pulp in place. The cloth also acts as a filter allowing juice to be pressed through while containing the ground up pulp inside. Then, utilizing hydraulic pressure to squeeze all the liquid and moisture out of the ground up pulp. This will produce the best quality and quantity of juice.
There are many manual, hydraulic press juicers out there and the cost is well worth the investment of about $300-$400. The Welles/Peoples Juice Press is one of our favorites because of it’s simple, sturdy design and because cleaning the Welles Juice Press is super easy, just slide the tray out along with the press plate and rinse it in warm water. Rinse the pressing cloth and store it in the freezer to keep it sterile.
But if cost is an issue, then look to the web for some crafty DIY-ers that have assembled and constructed affordable homemade versions that make juicing easy on your wallet for about $119, and we think that is just super-cool! Check out My Juice Press for more details.
The Maker Faire soldered, forged, threaded, and stamped its way into New York to celebrate all things arts, crafts, engineering, science, and the DIY lifestyle.
Tangerine Living was there to check out all the freaks n geek coolness, latest MacGyver-style gadgets, modern robots and hobby robotics, and greener life capabilities.
Maker Faire is the premier event for grassroots American innovation. As the World’s Largest DIY Festival, this two-day family friendly fair has something for everyone. It’s a showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness and a celebration of the Maker spirit. A collection of tents, booths, exhibits, artists, and demonstrations to inspire and invent new ways to live, work, play, and dress.
Highlights this year include the 3-D Printer Village, an exhibition which features printer models designed by companies like Shop Bot, Ultimaker, MakerBot, and uber-hobbyist John Abella. These machines and printers are capable of making jewelry, furniture, models and prototypes, toys, and even cookies and cheese treats…yep, that’s right!
Arduino is another featured tech-y wonder that was prominently displayed. It’s an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software.
Arduino is intended for artists, designers, hobbyists, and anyone interested in creating interactive objects or environments. In short, Arduino is a little gadget that you can use to connect your computer to electronic projects.
A software tool that allows anyone to easily design, build, and share their own digitally fabricated furniture that is original and unique.
How to SketchChair
Ben Jorritsma showed us how to convert used cooking oil into fuel for use in unmodified diesel engines, modified heating oil burners, and tuned turbine engines, and how to make your own processor using commonly available hardware.
A homemade system, consisting of a water heater and several holding tanks, transesterification, and further washing and drying, can convert WVO (vegetable oil waste) into biodiesel fuel that’s ready-to-use in cars, trucks, and farming equipment.
Paul Nosa draws and designs on his Singer sewing machine by using alternative energy like solar power and bicycle electric generator to power up his machine called the Solar Sewing Rover, a portable sewing machine table made entirely from aluminum.
A sewing machine (without the light on) is rated at about 50 watts and consumes 1 amp every hour. You can be lucky to get about 4 1/2 amps from the sun for the entire day in a really sunny locale, that’s 4 1/2 hours of sewing per day with just the solar panel, while 10 minutes of biking produces 1 hour of sewing.
Handmade leather hats and headgear with a retro future vibe that developed out of the burgeoning West Coast steampunk movement.
Steampunk Hatter draws design inspiration from various San Francisco Bay Area subcultures including Goth, circus, festival, kink, and rock music.
They are a group of designers and steampunk enthusiasts from Santa Cruz that prides themselves on design and craftsmanship using only top-notch American materials.
Maker Faire was created by Make Magazine in the San Francisco area in 2006, and since then it has expanded into other places like Austin, Texas, Rhode Island, North Carolina, the UK, Canada, and New York. Make Magazine is dedicated to your right to tweak, hack, and bend any technology to your own will.
Isn’t this how German women are perceived in the deep forests of middle land around the world? Well, right now, as we speak, myth turns reality once a year in the Lederhosen motherland Munich, Bavaria, Germany.
I am talking about the infamous Oktoberfest, this huge fair where people from all over the world eat enormous amounts of grilled pork or, mostly and, drink gallons of beer until they wind up half dead in a red cross tent. Though you, as an avid Tangerine Reader, are not part of ‘that’ crowd, I know. Instead you would try to sneak into one of the few very exclusive and highly secured V.I.P. tents like the Käfer one to drink champagne and not eat at all!
How will you get in, if you are not a celebrity you ask? Well, you gotta work your cleavage and what better way, if not the only way to feature bossom than in a Dirndl. Some cliche images to cater to your mainstream dark side before we enter the glamorous world of Dirndls.
Dames do dirndls differently and it goes something like this:
The Grande Dame of Dirndl Design undoubtedly is Lola Paltinger. From Barbie to Paris Hilton, everybody who is anybody, wears her creations. She has different lines like Happy Heidi or Lollipop & Alpenrock.
She even pimps top strollers like Bugaboo or Kult bottles from Sigg.
Dirndlherz is another label that mixes modern elements an colors with classic cuts. I love the generous use of black! It comes as no surprise that the Hot Dog Dress on the right was sold out in seconds (though the shoes are wrong).
I very much adore the creations of Dirndl-Africaine. I thinks it’s fantastic how these two sisters, who grew up in Kamerun, mix original African patterns with traditional Dirndl design; just one great crossover.
Daniel Hiller ‘ s jewelry pairs craftsmanship with childlike, fun sujets! The gold Brezel is his signature piece; the Brezel is a traditional Bavarian snack equally famous in New York. The grilled chicken (called Hendl in Bavaria) rocks!
And there are more Dirndls; fresh and short in your typical country color schemes like these affordable ones from Wenger and Country Line
or long and elegant evening ones from Sportalm which -as you can see- has a modern and sexy touch to their Dirndls as well….
More accessories… these cute felt bags from Ähre & Korn have great names, like gunslinger, amore nero or bonded whiskey (€ 40).
Ophelia Blaimer does gorgeous bridal wear, Schmitt und Schäfer serves Couture and Silk and Pearls is also known for their beautiful work. There is a Dirndl for almost all walks of live, from common to couture.
Before I go I want to show you something of which I am uncertain whether or not i should think of it as cool? Bare with me: Initially it is about the hats, lost innocence and dirndl gypsy, made by dirndlpunk (love the name), but what about the ‘choker’? Judging from her facial expression on the right, she seems slightly tortured. Overall though, I guess it’s o.k. in a Lady Gaga kinda way (there’s a rhyme right there) but remember, you do need a long neck in order to wear two rows of braids…
Last, the ultimate accessory: a man. This one is decked out in Boss Black from head to toe.
You know there is so much more in terms of complete get ups; stockings, hair dos (braids mainly), lingerie, entire looks can fill pages over pages but I didn’t want to go overboard. So consider this a sneak peak into the unique world of Dirndls.
I am pretty sure that you are riding the bike for both, health and environment, but do you ride safely? I agree, there are tons of hidious helmets out there which you are embarrassed to be seen with so you take the risk and wear nothing on top. Now you can have both, style and safety:
Take a look at the following and note one of my favoureds: Yakkay from Denmark, who just launched in the US. These fabric covered helmets have a mod quality to them and patterns are perfect for fall.
London based Sawako Furuno rocks my little bike world… I am immediately thrown into a clean pool of japanese design brilliance and now look at this: a daring leopard helmet. As a gentleman you might prefer the crocodile one!
Perhaps you would like to work a TOP GUN look this Fall? Then try Diesel Mowie helmet, a collaboration of Diesel Design Team and AVG? Maybe a bit much for Madison Avenue ($215) ?
In terms of coolness I lovethe Hardnutz Chrome helmet. The chrome finish will increase your visibility in traffic and double up as mirror to fix your face or cruise backwards. Let’s keep shining: At Bobbin Bicycles you can find a gold helmet that is too sexy for words (also available in silver).
The ultimate stunner at Bobbin clearly is Mr. Ben’ Bowler, made by Moody & Farrell! In case you are channeling charismatic delinquent Alex DeLarge. Surely you’ll have the streets all to yourself, ha ha…
Check out this futuristic design, a foldable helmet named beetle Cycle designed by Paul Loury.
Another french design Wunder is Jerome Coste with his Les Ateliers Ruby helmet out of carbon fiber shell, genuine Nappa Lambskin and burgundy patted interior. They come with three visors of different tints. Colette in Paris used to carry those in limited editions.
Kevin Goulip designed a cork helmet which has a clean WW2 look, whereas
Julien Bergignat took inspiration from the Amadillo to create the lightweight recyclable Tattoo helmet.
I am sure you all know nutcase, an American helmet manufacturer. Superstar, Daisy Stripe and Stars and Stripes rock. In summer I would totally wear the Watermelon from the gen2 collection and if you want your kids to match go check out the little nutty line…you can have a mini.me watermelon.
Then there is Bell, another well known company. They teamed up with Paul Frank to jazz up kids helmets. Well done!
The poc receptor+is the only helmet worldwide that incorporates three different norms and can therefore be used for cycling, skiing, skating and wake boarding.
By the way, a great site for style is the UK shop cyclechic. They carry some of the cool brands like Sawako Furuno and Yakkay.
I leave you with my all time favored from Sweden (to take our minds off from the brothel visiting King)…the Airbag from Hövding! It totally reminds me of my mother in the 70ies when she ran around the house with curlers blow drying her hair with exactly this helmet on!
Here’s our top picks of best beauty products to save your skin and get your swimsuit body ready for the season and all of Summer’s sunny splendor.
#1Egyptian Magic All-Purpose Skin Cream
Often described as an amazing multi-tasking non-greasy wonder hydrator, Egyptian Magic All-PurposeSkin Cream can be used for everything including dehydrated, dry, damaged skin, to soothing scars, to creating a dewy finish for your complexion, as a cheek highlighter, as an overnight eye treatment, or as an immensely hydrating lip balm.
A little goes a long way, but you can also use it on your face as a night moisturizer and eye cream, as a split end mender, hair conditioner and defrizzer, as a stretch mark prevention regimen. I can go on and on…it’s also a soothing redness reducer, helps to even heal bruises and blemishes, as a rejuvenating nail and cuticle conditioner, to smooth rough areas like elbows and knees, and helps with skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis and atopic dermatitis.
Everyone asks me about my glowing skin…well, it’s a tiny bit of this product (and also DHC’s Olive Virgin Oil) that makes my skin smooth and radiant. Egyptian Magic’s cream is an amazing, one stop multi-functional balm. It keeps skin luminous and hydrated, and I never ever leave home without it!
Available for $36 for 4 oz. at Whole Foods, health food stores nationwide, a few online retailers, and ategyptianmagic.com
#2 Figs & Rouge 100% Organic Balm
Figs & Rouge has its own version of a multi-purpose balm, with 7 versions to choose from, but our faves are Coco Vanilla (a blend of Cocoa Seed, Sunflower oil, & Vanilla), and also Pomegranate (a mix of Pomegranate & Grapefruit oils).
Not only can Figs & Rouge 100% Organic balms be used on your lips and any dry skin dilemma, but it’s also great as a cleanser to remove dirt and impurities, as an intensive moisture boost for dry and flaky skin emergencies, as a fragrance just apply to pulse points on your body, as a moisturizer it keeps cuticle and nails in silky soft condition, and for hair styling needs just apply with fingers to tresses for immense texture and shine.
100% organic, vitamin-packed, skin-enriching ingredients including Organic Bees Wax, Essential Oils, Pure Shea Butter, Fatty Acids, and Vitamin E.
Figs & Rouge also make fantastic shower washes, a bath soak, and a leg lotion. Available internationally across the pond and Europe, or online at www.feelunique.comfor $8.53.
#3 Bakel Oxyregen Regenerating Cream
Drench your parched, and sun-dried skin with 10 clinically-tested ingredients, and no nasty additives, Bakel Oxyregen Regenerating Cream is an innovative and wondrous moisturizer that works to stimulate cellular oxygenation with Saccharomyces Lysate, a biotechnological oxidizing yeast that stimulates cellular oxygenation and activates the natural ability of the skin to regenerate itself.
Extracts of olive, jojoba and avocado oil deliver essential nutrients to the skin and provide elasticity and luminosity, and overall anti-aging action. Designed for daily and nightly application to the face and around the eyes resulting in skin appearing firmer, smoother and brighter after just a few applications.
No preservatives, artificial colors, synthetic perfumes, petroleum derivatives, silicones, alcohol, PEG, PPG, heavy metals, or any other ineffective or harmful ingredients, all this luxury and benefit for a not-so-thrifty price of $145 for 1.7 fl. oz., and we say your face is well worth it!
Available atSpace NK apothecarystores nationwide and at select Space NK shops in Bloomingdale’s.
#4 Aveda Carribean Therapy Body Scrub
Aveda’s Carribean Therapy island-inspired body scrub transforms skin and transports the senses, it smells like a tropical vacation in a jar. Loaded with lots of moisturizing oils of coconut, avocado and passionfruit, and excellent exfoliating with salt and Caribbean cane sugar.
This uplifting and astounding product is unusual for a sugar and salt scrub, it doesn’t dissolve quite so quickly when mixed with water, and it helps to banish those unsightly bumps of dry skin and ingrown hairs on the backs of arms and thighs after just one use.
It works its magic and leaves skin so super soft, smooth and radiant. Can be applied to wet or dry skin. Use before getting some sun or before sunless tanners to help build your color faster and longer, AND—(here’s the best part) when used in conjunction with a cold shower a few mornings the week before your vacation, it helps to ramp up the fat burning so that you’ll look your tip top best.
The sun’s hellish rays can wreak havoc on your skin, and when you simply don’t have time to bake, just fake it with a no fuss, no muss, sunless summer glow.
My tried and true go-to for a dash of radiance has always been Bare Minerals Warmth, but now I’ve discovered another bronzing powder from Guerlain that has the same fabulousness, Terracotta Mineral Flawless Bronzing Powder
Guerlain has always been an expert and beauty industry leader in bronzers since 1984 with their legendary Terracotta Bronzing Powder, and then Terracotta Men Bronzing Powder. Now, they’ve introduced Terracotta Mineral in Light (matte light tan), Medium (matte warm golden tan), and Dark (matte bronze)– a bronzing powder made only with ingredients of mineral origin.
This ultra-fine transforming powder works immediately, melting into the skin to leave it feeling soft and smooth. It has a long-lasting formula and richly pigmented with tiny flecks of gold, peach, and a hint of rose and copper tones swirled in. Not only does it create a flawless complexion, use it anywhere on your body too. It also feels wonderfully light and soft, and gives you a healthy, radiant glow!
It’s simple, easy, and non-messy, just release the powder by lightly pressing down on the sifter with the mini kabuki brush. For a smooth, radiant complexion, apply the powder to the face using circular movements, pressing the hairs of the brush firmly against the skin and working from the center outwards.
#6 La Roche-Posay Anthelios 45 Ultra-Light Fluid for Face
Simply the best (in our opinion) in sun protection is Anthelios 45 with five sun filters and recommended for all skin types. This fast-absorbing sunscreen is ultra-light that leaves skin feeling clean with a silky texture, and a matte finish.
High UVA (PFA 26) and UVB (SPF 45) photoprotection for outdoor use with breakthrough Cell-Ox Shield™, which provides a synergistic combination of patented high efficacy sun filters and a powerful antioxidant complex called Senna Alata, a tropical leaf extract known to defend skin cells to further protect your skin.
Clinically-tested to be a highly effective sunscreen, the 5 key sun filtering ingredients include Avobenzone, Homosalate, Octisalate, Octocryene, and Oxybenzone to protect the skin from the harmful effects of sun exposure.
Available online atLa Roche-Posayand CVS/pharmacy stores nationwide at $29.50 for 1.7 fl. oz.
#7 Infrared Sauna Treatments
If you’ve already gone to the gym (or not) and need a little more assistance, the hottest thing right now in bikini ready bodies is infrared saunas. Infrared saunas treatments have been known for years to produce both immediate and long lasting health benefits.
This type of sauna helps to reduce water retention, to detoxify and release toxins from the body and simultaneously speed up metabolism, and burn calories in just 30 minutes, all without the unbearable wet-heat and steam of a traditional sauna.
Far infrared heat is a specific wave length of light from the sun. The experience of far infrared is similar to sunbathing. Infrared heat waves reach the body more directly (and not the air, walls and fixtures within the sauna), but this invisible form of radiant heat can induce 2-3 times the volume of sweat of a hot air sauna while operating at a significantly cooler range.
In L.A., the Tao Healing Arts Center in Santa Monica has an unbeatable price of $20 for 45 minutes, or a package of 5 sessions for $85! This center has two infrared saunas that can be booked, one is a single person sauna, and the other is a sauna that can fit up to three people at a time. So go check your local area, for a similar treatment or service.
A more serious rider will often opt for a spendier titanium or carbon fiber frame for mountain-biking or road bikes.
But, it’s their leisurely dapper and dashing cousin, the beach cruiser that is making a big splash on the streets and on bike paths in the city just in time for summer!
And, if your imagination is limitless, why not pimp your ride and create a really cool bicycle built for you to sport around town and be seen.
Here’s a look at two companies rethinking the way we get around with a fun, custom easy ride.
Photos courtesy of Republic Bike
Republic Bike leaves the designing up to you and encourages you to play. Republic is based in Dania, Florida, and their custom cruisers are affordable, practical and meant to make you smile.
You can take a spin, twirl and zoom in their 3D Bike Shop, where you’re encouraged to experiment with something simply sleek or make it downright outrageous. Keep designing until you’re ready, and Republic will wrench your dream into a two-wheeled, rolling reality.
Whether you’re looking for a minimal, contemporary silhouette, or something a little more extravagant, your design starts with 7 bike frames to choose from in the Aristotle & Plato frame styles and an array of color choices.
Your Republic Bike will arrive approximately 90% assembled. Generally, assembly may require attaching pedals, front wheel, handlebars and adjustments.
A big hit at Google, Republic outfitted the Google Headquarters in Mountain View, California with a fleet of bikes that Googlers use to cruise from building to building at the sprawling Googleplex. Thebikes are everywhere and available for everyone.
Villy Customs Bike & Deville, Villy Mascot. Photo by Villy Customs
The Dallas-based Villy Customs call their bikes rolling pieces of artwork created by your imagination (and Villy’s skilled craftsmen) to bring you the sweetest fashion accessory on two wheels for your driving pleasure. Their mantra is “Imagine if everyone rode a beach cruiser bike every day. We think the world would be a better place.”
Started by Fleetwood Hicks originally as a cruiser bike store called Fleetwood’s Kit Kat. It eventually grew from switching things out piece by piece, swapping out fenders on one bike and putting them on another. Then, finding unique tires and a chaining company that made painted chains. The next thing he knew, he was creating his own bikes and eventually bringing in their own frames and just build custom bikes from scratch. When the custom cruisers really started selling in the store, the Villy Customs website was built.
Villy's Bella in Orange. Photo by Villy Customs
Villy Customs also has a 3D interactive bike builder where you can create an original, or if your creative juices aren’t flowing, you may select a limited edition pre-built cruiser from their already designed showroom. Villy has four frames — two girls, two guys. Then there are 29 frame colors, 14 fender colors, 8 chain colors, 45 pinstripe colors and 11 styles of tires. They also offer a ton of fun accessories that is sure to make you standout even more from bells, baskets, chains & handlebars to racks and rims. There are an endless amount of color choices and combinations for bikes, bike parts, and accessories.
Simple instructions allow you to put to assemble your custom bike in about 15-20 minutes. Villy offers standard Ground shipping to the 48 states for a set price of $24 per custom bike (with additional shipping costs for accessories or items purchased separate from the bike which are shipped separately).
And, if you’re ever visiting Dallas, and want to explore the big city or pedal around Downtown in a super cool way, Villy Customs has bike rentals too!
A time to reflect on the year that was, and we’ve compiled a list of some of our guilty pleasures, the Top 10 Obsessions of 2010:
1. Coconut Water
Oh-so refreshing Coconut Water!
I was koo koo for oh-so yummy coconut water in 2010 because I could practically find it everywhere, which was never really the case growing up because I would have to go to a specialty Latin or Asian market just to get it.
Coconut Water makes our list for its wholesome goodness, and its lightweight, refreshing taste. It’s rich in potassium and electrolytes, and low in calories so its great as a post-workout thirst quencher, and for its super-hydrating capabilities.
Available with or without pulp, Coconut Water follows the popularity of a few years back of the Pomegranate, when everywhere you looked there was some kind of drink or brand that had it.
My favorite brand of Agua de Coco (Coconut Water) is by Goya and can be easily found at smaller markets or bodegas, O.N.E. for it’s versions with mango and guava, and also Amy & Brian Coconut Juice because of its coconut pulp and generous 17.5 oz can. Although some flavored versions have more sugar (and typically taste better), unflavored coconut water is lower in sugar. Not only is it good to drink, but coconut water is also great for your skin and hair!
2. Antoine Dodson
Antoine Dodson. Photo by Shelli Langdale
The news story about him and his sister’s home invasion, and the autotune song about the whole incident became an internet phenom.
During a summer day in July, Antoine Dodson was featured and interviewed by NBC affiliate WAFF-48 News in a news clip about the local police searching for a man who broke into the Dodsons’ home in the Lincoln Park Housing Project in Huntsville, Alabama and then tried to assault his sister in bed. After a brief struggle, the intruder escaped through a window and Antoine said the suspect left behind his shirt and fingerprints.
The song about the bed intruder created by the Gregory Brothers was ingenius and catchy. We were often found ourselves humming the lyrics “he’s climbin’ in your window, he’s snatching your people up, trying to rape ‘em so y’all need to hide your kids, hide your wife, hide your kids, hide your wife.” It turned an unfortunate situation into one of the most hilarious and funny parodies around and catapulted Dodson into an internet star.
Here is the actual news clip, and the Bed Intruder Song created by the Gregory Brothers.
Gleeks took aim and quickly launched the Fox show into an instant TV pop comedy smash. Loaded with Top 40 chart hits and musical tributes to Madonna, Lady Gaga, Rocky Horror, and Britney Spears, and fresh off it’s freshman year with two Emmys and guest stars like Neil Patrick Harris, Carol Burnett and Gwyneth Paltrow, Glee has sang and danced its way to become the new America’s Sweetheart.
4. James Mathé
It’s no doubt that music keeps the spirit alive and London-based James Mathé’ssweet, fuzzy rock sounds has kept my music player busy and reawakened my soul.
Armed simply with a Casio Casiotone MT-70, an Omnichord, and some 808 beats, his music includes “Pallyacho”, and a cover of Terence Trent D’Arby’s “Wishing Well”, as well as other low-fi electro soul gems.
This artist formerly known in 2007 as Barbarossa has an excellent EP of demos called the Bedrume Cassettes. These demos provide a glimpse from the upcoming full-length record titled, Care Cracks. I’ve also heard the title track “Care Cracks”, “People Talk” and “Bloodlines”, and I can hardly wait for the finished album!
Sometimes the best music is simple and melodic with a soulful voice, without all the polish and all the unnecessary bells and whistles!
Watch and listen to Pallyacho and see what all the hoopla is about!
The eagerly awaited launch from Apple quickly sold 3 million in the first months of sales. In the tablet world, the iPad continues to define the category and weighs only 1.5 lbs and has a lightning quick operating system.
Apple tauts it as revolutionary, with a 9.7 inch touch screen, and amazing new apps, it does things no tablet PC, netbook, or e-reader could, and we couldn’t agree more.
The iPad also benefits from an enormous and growing selection of applications written specifically for it, and that’s one of places it earns high marks. I have been seen toting around one and stuck on stupid playing the app Angry Birds. Its fun, compact, so portable, I love it, but as a fellow Tangeriner has called it the latest gadget for mid-life crisis-ers…, I couldn’t disagree more, it’s just a great toy for adults!
(But for you non-Apple sympathesizers, alternatively there is Samsung’s Galaxy Tab, by its specifications and features alone, would be the obvious trade off for iPad-refusers. But this smaller and lighter Android device doesn’t have an equally shrunken price, and could run you about $600 – 650 without a 2 year wireless-data contract).
6. Steven Slater
JetBlue flight attendant that almost goes postal
We absolutely love us some drama, and that’s exactly what Steven Slater gave us one fateful day in August. The gay, Jet Blue flight attendant who garnered national media attention and notoriety for quite simply having had enough from a passenger at the end of a flight.
By nearly going postal, he blasted his frustration over the airplane intercom, he then grabbed two Blue Moon beers, activated the emergency inflatable chute, jumped and slid down with his bags, got on the AirTrain to the parking garage and drove himself home to Queens.
It doesn’t get any better than this, “To the passenger who called me a motherfucker, fuck you. I’ve been in the business 20 years. I’ve had it. That’s it.”
7. Korean Style Mexican-American Food
yummy Korean Kalbi Taco
Hmm hmm good…Kalbi tacos (Korean-style barbecued short ribs) served on tortillas and garnished with onion, cilantro and a hash of chili-soy-dressed lettuce, and Bulgogi burritos are some of the many Korean foods being fused into popular Mexican and American dishes.
The Korean taco and burrito was popularized and pioneered by Roy Choi and his Kogi Korean BBQ-To-Go catering truck in the Los Angeles area in 2008, this new style of Korean cuisine has been sweeping both coasts and everyplace in between ever since.
Other Korean style foods include a Kimchi Quesadilla or a Kimchi-topped Hot Dogs, and Korean Salsa Roja.
8. Loca for Locavores & Farmer’s Markets
A locavore is someone who eats food that is locally produced, food not moved long distances to market. The food is usually grown in home gardens or by local farmers interested in keeping the environment as eco and clean as possible and selling food close to where it is grown. Some people consider food grown within a 100-mile radius of their location local, while others have other definitions.
Farmers markets are growing in every possible way all around the country. New markets are springing up everywhere. While the trend is growing, over-saturation and non-regulation is becoming a worry. More small farmers are appearing at the markets offering an even wider range of products like unusual varieties of produce, heirloom, and foraged foods.
And this is where it can get crazy, advocates of local food production have done a world of good in terms of bringing fresh food closer to home, but most of us must admit that in many cases we really haven’t a clue if the local farmers we support run sustainable systems. And to make matters even worse, the current face in farmer’s market fraud is for vendors to sell goods from conventional farmers with misleading signs and false labels who don’t utilize the costly and time-consuming organic certification process.The result is often shoppers who don’t get what they pay for.
So, my kinda crazy is to make sure you know what you eat, how it is produced and where it is from! Just because you buy it from a Farmer’s Market, it doesn’t mean that it’s fresh or natural, or even organic. The best locavore is to grow your own, and someone who will bike, run or walk and not drive to a reliable grower in a quality Farmer’s Market.
9. Black Gardens & Flowers
Black Iris in full bloom
Black has always been the color of choice for me. I’m obsessed with darker hues, black boots, dark jeans, shiny black Italian sunglasses, slate grey narrow jeans, midnight blue liquid eyeliner, fast black cars, black rock-n-roll tees…and now black greenery, or gothic floral gardens.
It’s just the time to paint it black and rethink your garden and the traditionally vibrant colors associated with it by adding a little black to your backyard or patio landscape with some intriguing darker toned fruits, flowers, plants, grasses, and mulch.
Adding dark grasses, plants and black mulch not only offers your garden flower bed with a unique, non-traditional appearance, but is designed to allow the bright colors of other plants and flowers to become more noticeable against a dark backdrop. In my backyard, I’ve introduced darker-hued/black flowers (like purplely Black Iris, and the Black Pearl Cala Lilly) and veggies (like eggplant) too with more colorful ones to add a touch of style and to make the more vibrant blooms pop. Other great flowers include Black Dahlias, Night Queen Tulips, Black Hollyhocks, Penny Black Nemophila and Black Pansies. Maybe this is definitely not the most widely accepted approach in home gardening and decor, but how exciting and different it is that flowers and gardens are now sporting some black too. It’s just so 2010 (and 2011) of you!
The menu at Le Verdure
I heart Eataly! Eataly is New York City’s 50,000 square-foot, massive food emporium devoted to the artisanal food and wine, and culinary traditions of Italy.
There are 14 places to dine here, four of them actual restaurants, with the ability to seat about 600 in these various restaurants. Il Manzo is the only restaurant in Eataly that will take reservations.
The primo spot in Eataly is right off entry foyer and is called is Le Verdure, the mostly-vegan resto. It serves a super delish sweet corn bruschetta with roasted garlic as one of their specials. You can also find fresh veggies simply cooked in olive oil and sea salt, as opposed to the obligatory faux-meat fare often found at vegan spots, as well as discovering the outstanding quality of the oils and vinegars used in their menu. The heirloom tomato and radish salad is pretty tasty too.
Among the many things you’ll see at Eataly, you’ll also find a fresh pasta counter, a crudo bar, a macelleria (aka butcher), a paninoteca, a roticceria, a pasticceria, a gelateria, and of course an espresso counter featuring Lavazza coffees, to name just a few of their treasures.
Eataly is a must-see when in New York. It’s located at 200 Fifth Avenue (at 23rd St.) in Manhattan.
The second and next stop on our scenic tour of Brooklyn takes us to the super-sleek and stunning Target Brooklyn Community Garden.
The Target Community Garden is a very beautifully-maintained, sculpted, modern garden in the heart of Brooklyn. This garden was the first New York Restoration Project (NYRP) garden revitalization initiative that Target (yes, the giant retailer) has supported and funded.
It opened in October 2007 with much brouhaha in the Bed-Stuy neighborhood of Brooklyn and it has sustained its splendor and beauty ever since its launch.
The New York Restoration Project is a non-profit organization dedicated to reclaiming and restoring New York City parks, community gardens and open space. The NYRP was founded by the Divine Miss M, singer and actress Bette Midler in 1995 to invest in the greening and beautification of underserved communities throughout New York City.
Target also has an ongoing commitment to underserved communities in New York City and like the NYRP, they recognize that each time they help to create a stunning & peaceful retreat in a neighborhood, they are helping to invest in the future of the whole city.
designer Sean Conway
The Target Brooklyn Community Garden was aesthetically created and conceived by acclaimed garden & furniture designer and horticulturist Sean Conway. Sean Conway partnered with the NYRP, local community groups and local residents to create the garden’s stylish and innovative design. Using cutting-edge sustainable technology, Conway’s design provides the Brooklyn community a truly green space in which to relax, garden and enjoy time outdoors.
The garden is located between two row houses in a mixed commercial and residential neighborhood, this versatile, approximately 5, 000 square-foot space is more than a garden, it’s a park – where neighbors can relax, have barbeques and hold community events, as well as a lawn that’s great to picnic, lay out on, and where children can play. The garden is also ideal as a gathering place to host environmental education, community programs, cooking demonstrations, gardener workshops, summer concerts and community movie nights.
For 15 years, this space was used by an active group of neighborhood gardeners to raise vegetables and herbs, such as heirloom tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, basil and oregano. However, the site eventually became largely untended and fell into a state of disrepair. Then, in 2007, the garden was magnificently restored with generous support from Target. During the excavation process, large pieces of solid brownstone were found and used to construct one of eight benches that are currently placed throughout the garden. Brownstone stucco was also incorporated throughout the garden’s design to reflect the history and the architecture of the neighborhood.
Target Brooklyn Community Garden
As a result of these combined efforts, the Target Community Garden in Brooklyn once again bursts with flowering bulbs and fruit trees each spring and features vegetable and ornamental planting beds. The garden’s most prominent feature – a paved patio with comfortable seating, protective awning and steel arbor, all located at the back of the garden – is designed to function both as a gathering and performance space and is reached by bleacher-style steps constructed from stucco. Other garden highlights include crushed-gravel paths and a rainwater collection system with a wooden water tower. In the front, four gates and two flowering pagoda trees provide a beautiful and open welcome to neighborhood residents and intrigued visitors.
Target Brooklyn Community Garden
During the Summer, the NYRP offers yoga three times a week in the Target Brooklyn Community Garden. On Tuesday and Friday evenings and on Sunday mornings in July and August. Other community events during the summer and fall include music and mrt in the garden.
The NYRP in collaboration with Target and designer Sean Conway also celebrated the opening of the Target East Harlem Community Garden in October 2008, and the Target Bronx Community Garden in October 2009.
Target also sponsors Target First Saturdays at the Brooklyn Museum where thousands of visitors enjoy free programs of art and entertainment each month from 5 to 11 p.m. on the first Saturday of each month.
The Target Brooklyn Community Garden is located at 931-933 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, New York (between DeKalb and Willoughby avenues). Open daily from 8:30 am -7:00 pm
Other fresh, cool, and natural community gardens in Brooklyn to check out are a hop, skip, and jump from the Target Brooklyn Community Garden <—so if you are here, then also go and see the Greene Garden, and the Classon FulGate Block Association Garden. Both gardens are adjacent to Bed-Stuy in the Fort Greene and Clinton Hill neighborhoods.
Today’s fashion spotlight is on how to winterize this season’s clothes in cashmere.
Cashmere is fine in texture, but it is also strong, and light. It’s characterized by its soft fibers and as providing a natural lightweight insulation without the bulk. The cashmere weave is clean, supple and touchable, available in way too many rich, tony hues.
Luxury finds itself in many, everyday cashmere silhouettes because it’s soft, easy, and versatile. Cashmere is so uber-comfortable, affordable and expensive all at the same time. And, I’ll pick this any day over other wools’ scratchiness, thickness, or roughness…plus cashmere simply feels better when paired with a tee or tank underneath which is the way I like to wear it!
Cashmere sweaters, jackets and coats, pants, scarves and gloves, pajamas, pashminas, and even tracksuits are all perfect for the ice cold bite of Winter – it’s cozy, light, and oh so warm! A stylish way to stay toasty during the chillymonths!
Banana Republic Heritage Dress
J. Crew Hayward Coat
Three very nice, and beautifully dashing cashmere pieces comes from familiar, and popular retailers: Banana Republic J. Crew, and Macy’s:
Banana Republic has a super-cool scarf sweater dress combo called the Heritage cashmere dress. With a detachable cashmere scarf, it adds cozy style with button-tab in back to allow someone to wear the dress with or without the scarf. 100% cashmere, light gray heather color ribbed at neckline, sleeves, and hem with a straight skirt. So versatile, you can wear it alone, or over tights and leggings for a modern, chic look. It’s $198, a good price for good cashmere.
One of the finest cashmere selections is from J. Crew Collection…A double-faced A-line, deep V-neck cashmere coat with elbow sleeves that is incredibly soft, from a very old, very exclusive, family-owned mill in Italy whose specialty is cashmere—and cashmere alone. Called the Hayward coat, available in a pony-brown color at $1,299, it’s so luxe and well-constructed, it’s worth the steep price.
Webalina's the Grace by Josie Girl Designs
Webalina's the City by Josie Girl Designs
At Macy’s, cute, comfy, and stylish fingerless gloves by Webalina allow freedom of movement while keeping you warm with luxurious cashmere. They offer two styles: the Grace in black at $27.99 with a long cuff, vintage button, and a tonal scalloped trim at top, and also the City at $33.99 with an elongated cuff and a contrast scalloped, crocheted trim at edges and center seam. Webalina Couture is a fashion line specializing in jewelry, cashmere, and accessories and is designed by Melissa Weber of Josie Girl Designs in Seattle.
Thanks to Holiday sales which have already begun, you can stock up on cashmere at some really good prices at many stores and specialty retailers – Macy’s, Saks.com, J. Crew, Neiman Marcus, Loehmann’s, Uniqlo, and Banana Republic – all have fantastic and high-quality cashmere apparel that will keep you snug and fab all winter long!
White + Warren Cashmere Care
***Note: To keep your cashmere in tip top shape and totally save your pretty sweaters from a stinky, shrinky fate, use White + Warren’s specially-developed eco-friendly biodegradable Cashmere Care wash to maintain the color and feel of your cashmere! Lightly scented with sage and lemongrass and with ingredients derived from nature, it cleans and keeps your knitwear in beautiful, long-lasting condition. Available at White + Warren, and Neiman Marcus. $18-$20 for 12.5 oz.
There are some age intensifiers that simply just add years to your face and body. How can you save face and be the best you all day, every day?
Antioxidants are key and essential to having gorgeous skin and a fantastic body.
Antioxidants are essential for a healthy-looking complexion
First, an antioxidant is a substance which inhibits or prevents damage from free radicals. Found in tons of fruits and veggies, antioxidants take the form of enzymes, vitamins, or minerals.
So let’s take a look at a few factors that ages us quickly and how antioxidants neutralize them:
1- Sunbathing and tanning beds can add about 10-20 years to your age. The sun can be your skin’s worst enemy and lead to premature aging. Prolonged exposure to sunlight or artificial light can have many health risks and UVA and UVB damage is something significant, dangerous and irreparable, so it is crucial to use a sunscreen at all times when stepping outside, even on a gray days.
2- City living can add about 5 years to your age. Big cities have more vehicles, and more pollution generated from autos, smoke, industrial pollutants, and many places for dirt and grime, and even soot to hide and be exposed to.
3- Smoking can add approximately 20+ years to your age and even worse, your lifespan is dramatically decreased and can tragically be cut short. Diseases like cancer and emphysema are just two of many dangerous problems associated with smoking.
Classic signs of premature aging associated with the damage from urban city pollution and smoking that assault your skin are loss of elasticity, age spots, thinning skin, dehydration, and wrinkles.
4- Crash dieting can add about 10 years. Some of us have done it, but to keep doing it and yo-yoing back and forth between weight is the surest way to have skin that sags, stretches, and leave marks.
Derma E DMAE Facial Cleanser, 6 fl. oz., $15.50
Be sure to compensate for all this by using cleansers and creams loaded with multiple antioxidants in them to increase the benefits. You can also add antioxidants in the form of nutritional supplements to your diet to maximize your fight against free radical and environmental damage to your skin and body.
Some of my favorite antioxidant-rich products to counter the effects of pollution, smoking and saggy skin from dieting:
Derma EDMAE Alpha Lipoic C-Ester Facial Cleanserhas gravity-defying DMAE which reduces facial sag and firms skin. Researchers report that DMAE has improved skin hydration and tone and reduced the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Alpha Lipoic Acid, the universal antioxidant, protects both water and fat soluble cell structures from free radical damage, while C-Ester stimulates the production of collagen, essential for skin tone and elasticity.
DHC SunCut Q10 30+, 1 fl. oz., $16.50
My favorite sun protection product isDHCSunCut Q10 30+because it is super-lightweight, has no heavy sunblock smell, has a long-lasting formula, absorbs quickly, and it boasts the benefits of nanotechnology, as well as the combo of Olive Oil and Coenzyme Q10 to fight the signs of aging beyond sun damage. Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is an antioxidant that occurs naturally within the body that helps your skin protect and defend itself from the visible signs of aging. I love it too because it’s a sunscreen that also doubles as a moisturizer and is brimming with antioxidants. It is the best combination and most effective defense.
Weleda Wild Rose Eye Cream, .34 oz., $27
WeledaWild Rose Intensive Eye Cream has organic rosehip seed oil, naturally rich in antioxidants and essential fatty acids that calm and diminish appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, eyebright extract is known for its astringent and antioxidant properties that protect your eyes from skin-damaging free radicals and environmental influences. Organic jojoba seed oil acts as an emollient, smoothing puffy and dry skin. Fragrance-free and fast-absorbing, this potent eye cream is your secret for nourished, bright, youthful eyes.
ReserveAgeResveratrol 250 Resveratrol is found in the skin, seeds, and stems of grapes. You can gain the benefits of red wine without the alcohol, sulfites, headaches or excess calories. The secret to anti-aging lies with trans-resveratrol, the active form of resveratrol polyphenols found in the skins, seeds and stems of red wine grapes. Full spectrum trans-resveratrol is said to also provides antioxidant protection, boosts cellular energy, and balances the immune
system.Trans-resveratrol remains active only when sheltered from the sun, light and oxygen. In this pure, ultra beneficial form, resveratrol has been proven in studies to activate the SIRT1 longevity gene and enhance cellular productivity. I have found that I have a lot more energy and my skin has more resiliency when I take this supplement.
All antioxidants are not created equal if we consider their antioxidant content. Some are better than the others. Here are some excellent antioxidant-rich skin care ingredients:
Vitamin A (Retinol), also synthesized by the body from beta-carotene, protects dark green, yellow and orange veggies and fruits from solar radiation damage, and is thought to play a similar role in the body. Carrots, tomatoes, peaches, apricots, and cantaloupe are particularly rich sources of beta-carotene. Vitamin A assists exfoliation by encouraging dead cells to be sloughed of. It also improves the quality of the skin’s collagen layer, and the skin’s elasticity, tone and texture. The best feature is that Vitamin A smooths skin surface and improves appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Vitamin C from citrus fuits like lemons, limes, and oranges and other important sources of Vitamin C like blueberries, and strawberries help to stimulate or boost collagen, exfoliates to uncover newer & smoother skin, and brightens and even out tone. It also reduces transepidermal water loss, thus strengthening skin’s barrier response, and promotes collagen production and has the potential to thicken the dermis. Vitamin C improves the appearance of sun-damaged skin by strengthening skin’s repair mechanisms.
Vitamin E is a fat soluble vitamin and protect lipids. Excellent sources include olive oil, wheat germ, nuts and seeds. It is one of the most well-known and researched antioxidants, both when taken orally and when used in skin-care products. Vitamin E helps protect against moisture loss, can help defend the skin from early stages of UV damage, increases the efficacy of active sunscreen ingredients, assists to reduce the severity of sunburn, and most importantly, skin absorbs and maintains levels of topical vitamin E, prolonging its benefits between applications.
Antioxidants will keep your skin looking bright, healthy, and younger, so use products that contain them, and you’ll be armed with some regenerative and potent beauty tools in the universal fight against premature aging, and the most important solution to saving face…and body too!
For today’s Friday Fashion Spotlight, we’re featuring the extra-hot accessory and the fashion hit of this season…the Snood!
The snood, also known as a circle scarf or ring scarf is the newest in neckwear — wrap it around and wear it like a scarf, over the head for a hooded effect, and also worn in various ways. It’s a scarf that has no ends and can be doubled, tripled, be a shawl, or pulled up and over the head as a hood.
It’s versatility is what makes it all the rage right now. Some are more hood-like, some are tube-like, while others are purposely more scarf than anything else, but they all give you an updated and more modern look than the old standard scarf and hat set.
H&M Men's Neck Tube $14.95
What we’re digging is the ultra-chic designs, nice variations in style, and good price points for everyone. We’re seeing rich, vibrant, and fun colors for Fall & Winter in fabrics like angora, cashmere, lambswool, rayon, cotton voile, silks, knits and wovens, and even fab faux fur and, get this… macrame!
H&M offers the snood or as they are calling it, the neck tube in great colors and prices, as well as places like TopShop, Steve Madden, TopMan, Urban Outfitters, Macy’s, American Eagle, BeBe, Uniqlo, and American Apparel.
Not to be outdone high-end retailers like Bloomingdale’s, Neiman Marcus, Burberry, and Saks Fifth Avenue all offer their versions. And because we love animals, a big shame on you and boycott to Adrienne Landau, Eric Javits, and Pologeorgis for offering renditions like rabbit, fox, and raccoon.
Cashmere hand-dyed stripe Nepali by TDM Design loop scarf $135
One of my favorite snoods is done by Nepali by TDM Design. Not only because of the luxurious cashmere, had-dyed stripes, or the excellent craftmanship, but I love the story behind Nepali by TDM Design which creates opportunities for poverty-stricken women to generate sustainable income in Nepal.
They are invested in a literacy and education campaign throughout the country. Their mission is to bring about social and economic change by allowing women to participate financially in their society…and that’s very hot and so relevant for a modern world, and what Tangerine Living is all about, living a life that is fresh, cool, and natural!
Here’s a peak at some of the latest snoods and scarfs that I think are sweet and stylish and destined to keep you warm, and cozy on a cold day (and night):
Keep it locked here at Tangerine Living and stay tuned for my November spotlight on Neckpieces, the perfect accessory to light up your Holidays.
In this price-conscious and recessionista times, cheap chic style and high/low fashion is the way to go nowadays! Consumer demand for high fashion at inexpensive prices has fashion designers partnering with affordable retailers to create high fashion at low prices.
There is a continued importance and renewed reality of dressing for less this year and collaborations between designers and budget-friendly retailers just makes the most economic and style sense!
H&M Does It Again…and Again!
H&M, the Swedish fashion chain, has pulled off some major coup’s when it comes to fashion marriages between itself and some high-end clothing designers. It continues its past trends of uniting fashion greats with its brand of trendy, affordable, and chic fashion.
Since 2004, H&M has created exclusive collections from some of the most notable designers like Karl Lagerfeld, Roberto Cavalli, Stella McCartney, Commes Des Garcons, and Viktor & Rolf, all of which proved to be sell-out successes.
Jimmy Choo for YOU
Jimmy Choo for H&M. Photo courtesy of H&M
Jimmy Choo now arrives at H&M for the store’s next exclusive designer collaboration, including shoes, garments and accessories for both women and men.
Jimmy Choo will bring its international glamour and covetable shoes and bags to select H&M stores. The collection will be available from November 14 in around 200 stores across the world. In addition to a huge assortment of colorful and edgy shoes ranging from stilettos to boots, shoppers can look forward to jewelry, studded belts, handbags, and clothing. This collaboration also includes a men’s collection of shoes, bags and accessories.
What this means is that all you footwear fashionistas all over the world will be able to buy admired & desired Jimmy Choos at a fraction of the price!
Sonia Rykiel warms up the HOLIDAYS
Sonia Rykiel will be the next guest designer for winter 2009 and spring 2010. The French house founded by the “Queen of Knits” represents the distinctive, modern and impertinent spirit of Paris. This marks the first time that H&M has extended its designer collaboration to the world of lingerie and related accessories for women, with exclusive pieces to be launched in-store on December 5, 2009. The collection will be launched in 1,500 H&M stores worldwide and at the same time, Sonia Rykiel will make this lingerie collection available in Sonia Rykiel’s major boutiques around the world – another first for H&M.
H&M and Sonia Rykiel are pleased to announce a second collaboration for spring 2010, featuring an iconic knitwear collection for women and little girls accompanied by playful accessories. This second collection will be launched in around 250 H&M stores on February 20, 2010.
TARGET Offers Great Design at Great Prices
With its “Designer Collaborations” program, Target brings an emporium of fashion designers to its customers. These exclusive collections will bring top design at unbeatable prices to women everywhere, for a limited time. What’s fascinating about this is that it’s a unique program that features well-established designers who draw inspiration from a collaborative partner, muse or creative element. Additional designers will be announced throughout the year.
Target also has GO International, an innovative clothing program designed to provide affordable fashion created by emerging designers. GO International is an exciting way to deliver the latest style to their female guests at the prices they expect from Target!
Anna Sui For TARGET
Target is partnering with fashion designer Anna Sui as the second designer in a series of Target Designer Collaborations to bring a Gossip Girl-inspired collection.
Known for her mix of vintage glamour, art and culturally inspired-design, Sui developed her Target collection based on the distinct looks of the CW Network tv show phenomenon Gossip Girl and its main female characters and heroines, Serena van der Woodsen, Blair Waldorf, Jenny Humphrey and Vanessa Abrams. The Anna Sui for Target collection
combines the elements of art, spirit, punk and glamour, and it also reflects New York City through classic silhouettes, minimalist geometric prints and the designer’s ever-present eccentric personality.
With a colorful palette of blues, purples and oranges and neutral shades of ivory, gray, brown and black, the Anna Sui for Target includes an array of fall must-haves. Metallic jacquards, houndstooth and herringbone give warmth and rich texture, while satin, tulle and chiffon add a softer touch. Bows and lace provide feminine allure on the ivory lace long-sleeved dress with velvet bow tie collar and short-sleeve blouse with raschel lace sleeves and collar, while stripes, plaids and paisleys evoke school-girl charm on blouses and skirts. Ranging in price from $19.99-$149.99, the line includes a variety of seasonal staples like dresses, sweaters, blouses, mini skirts, and pants.
Here are some of the collection from Anna Sui for Target:
Metallic Jacquard Dress in Multicolor Circles $59.99. Photo courtesy of Target
McQ Alexander McQueen for Target
In April 2009, Target partnered with designer Alexander McQueen to present McQ Alexander McQueen for Target, a collection known for its potent mix of rebel edge, creativity and technical mastery and inspired by youth subcultures, music, rebellion and style revolution.
McQ Alexander McQueen for Target was a contemporary collection of spring must-haves with a rock and roll twist in a muted color palette of black, white, grays and tan with accents of cobalt blue and bright pink. Studs and mesh add edge to wardrobe staples including a chambray sleeveless shirt dress with stud detailing, mesh wrap dress and open yarn zipper cardigan; while graphic prints and silk screen photographs add an irreverent touch to tunics, dresses and tees throughout the collection.
Alexander McQueen was the first Designer Collaboration, which celebrates the fusion of fashion and music at affordable prices and makes designer fashion available to women everywhere.
Here are just two of the many looks McQueen created for Target:
Sleeveless Woven Blouse $29.99, High-Waist Gore Skirt $49.99, Solid Zip Legging $29.99. Photo courtesy of Target.
Studded-Leather Vest $139.99, Tattoo-Print Tee $22.99, Studded Denim Grey Jeans$44.99. Photo courtesy of Target
Uniqlo Joins the High Fashion- Good Price Fashion Fray
+J Jill Sander for Uniqlo
Uniqlo is a leading Japanese clothing retail chain with a Manhattan flagship store here in the US. Jill Sander arrives at Uniqlo with the +J line. The line includes quality basics of women’s and men’s items ranging from crisp white button-down shirts to wool coats and flannel trousers.
Uniqlo has also created The Designers Invitation Project, a collaborative project between UNIQLO and successful and up-and-coming designers that always breaks new ground and challenges conceptions of style on a global scale.
Designers Invitation Project presents products that embody basic yet high-end fashion through the fresh vision and sensibilities of the designers combined with UNIQLO fabrics, technology, and good prices that you can live with.
Some of their collections from this project are Opening Ceremony, Shipley &Halmos, and Gilded Age for UNIQLO.
Payless Shoes also steps up with a new strategy to elevate its brand
the slither boot by Christian Siriano for Payless
In 2008, Patricia Field for Payless which was designed by acclaimed costume designer for the Devil Wears Prada and renowned stylist for “Sex and the City” tv show and movies. The shoes and coordinating clutches were affordably priced in the $25 to $35 range.
Also at Payless Shoe Source, Product Runway winner and fashion designer Christian Siriano designed a collection for Payless and showcased them at his Spring 2010 runway collection.
What to Look For Now…and Later?
The most successful affordable and chic lines have been Isaac Mizrahi for
Nicole by Nicole Miller at JC Penney
Target, and Simply Vera, Vera Wang’s line at Kohl’s which have stayed true to those individual designer’s aesthetic. Nicole Miller has been doing her Nicole line at JC Penney since 2005, one of the earliest examples of a runway designer’s success with a mid-range retailer.
Fabulosity by Kimora Lee Simmons for JC Penney
New lines in stores now include Fabulosity by Kimora Lee Simmons, a juniors sportswear line at JC Penney, the Dana Buchman line for Kohl’s that showcases classic styles for women, and over at Wal-Mart- they finally crash the fashion party with a career collection and activewear by famed designer Norma Kamali, and Max Azria has teamed up with Miley Cyrus to design a trendy line of clothing that brings Miley’s fresh, rocker style to teens everywhere.
But the real questions are who will we see next…Michael Kors or Jean Paul Gaultier for Target? And Marc Jacobs for H&M…But more importantly, the burning question for me will always be, how to shop well and look good for not a lot of money?!
It was a nice day considering rain had already passed and loomed over the rest of the day…But, I went and checked out the 4th annual Bronx Pride festival in Hunt’s Point on August 22, 2009.
We had a very up-close and personal performance by Crystal Waters singing “Gypsy Woman“,”100% Pure Love“, and her most recent hit with Alex Gaudino “Destination Calabria“.
Behind the Bronx: Manhattan skyline
It was a pretty low-key event but the amazing backdrop of Manhattan and the East River were exceptional…and if you ever get a chance to go up to the Boogie Down Bronx make sure you check out the revitalized Barretto Point Park on Viele Ave and Tiffany Street, with a pier, swimming pool (The Floating Pool Lady!), and an amphitheater-style grass bench seating.
ANTM's Benny Ninja in the House
Striking a pose there was Benny Ninja, Apollonia Cruz, Tyra Allure, Javier Ninja, and recording artist Janid, who performed her hit “Do Me”.
Bronx Pride was re-scheduled from June due to excessive rain in New York. Here’s more information on Bronx Pride.
So, the next time you’re at the market, you should think about loading up your basket with some power-packed foods that will help to keep you looking fresh, vibrant, and young.
My shopping list for the store often includes quality and delicious foods to improve my skin because certain nutrients have been shown from research to have skin-hydrating, sun-protecting, and even wrinkle-preventing properties.
Dark & Green Leafy Veggies
1. Get Some Dark & Green Leafy Veggies
Spinach, broccoli, and many other dark, green leafy veggies are rich in minerals and vitamin A, which combats dryness and wrinkles. Whether it’s fresh, raw, frozen or steamed, green vegetables really deliver on vitamin A, a skin-essential vitamin, antioxidant and wrinkle-fighter all wrapped in one!
2. Go for Brilliant Red & Bright Orange Fruits and Veggies
Eating richly-pigmented fruits of bright orange and brilliant red can help to replenish antioxidant levels in your skin. By doing so, you can help fight free radical damage that contributes to the signs of aging: from dryness to fine lines and crinkles. Great antioxidant-rich fruits include, but are not limited to, pomegranates, mangoes, tomatoes, sweet potatoes, and cantaloupe.
Let’s introduce you to our Life & Style Director, Hadrian Miguel.
Our style guy, Hadrian has studied and worked as an apparel and interior designer, visual merchandiser, artist, and stylist. The ultimate jack of many trades and an avid music head, Hadrian’s contributions to Tangerine Living covers many modalities from beauty, music, culture, and lifestyle tips to skincare segments, recipes, articles, and interviews.
His extensive training in beauty includes research and product development in skincare, makeup, food, and nutritional supplements, men’s health and grooming, facial massage, microdermabrasion, reflexology, speed waxing, advance face massage, galvanic and high frequency treatments, product formulation, and advances in skincare ingredients.
Inspired by the women who raised him, his life in beauty really began at age 6 with a daily ritual of helping his grandmother with makeup, and watching his mom go through her many transformations in style. Hadrian is also a licensed Esthetician for 15 years, and a former makeup artist.
A three-step skincare routine and a clotheshorse since he was 13, aesthetics has been his lifelong journey ever since.