Archive for 2010

Tour Williamsburg with Alexa Chung

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It Girl Alexa Chung brings her earthy English charm to Brooklyn in this travelogue tour of her favorite thrift stores and hangouts in Williamsburg. The impossible not-to-like fashion darling covers everything from tomboy style to hipster star-spotting to best thrifting practices, and finally explains why Williamsburg is her form of adultery. Check it out and feel like cheating. (via Refinery29)

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Written by Michelle Heller
Michelle Heller

December 7th, 2010 at 12:08 pm

CLINIQUE GETS FRESH

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After an extremely successful inaugural tour, including an Ex Award win (Best Mobile Marketing Program- Consumer) Clinique Fresh Faces tour hit the road again with a fresh take for year two.

The 2010 tour kicked off on September 14th at Boston University and ended November 9th at USC in Los Angeles.  The tour was 23 total event days – two promotional days on campus and one weekend mall visit to retail partner, Nordstrom.

Guests were treated to a makeup / skincare consultation, hair touch-up, photo shoot and entertainment including live DJ, blogging and multimedia. Need to own your new look? Clinique products were available for purchase via online shopping on-site or directly at Nordstrom for instant gratification.

Clinique Fresh Faces 2010 combined brains and beauty, offering a “Clinique Fresh Faces Internship contest.” One winner had the chance to win a paid summer internship at Clinique.  Guests were also offered the opportunity to attend on-site discussions featuring professionals from the fashion and beauty industry in a panel forum. The response was overwhelming with young ladies lining up, resumes in hand, for a chance to speak with Eva Chen – Fashion and Beauty Director at Teen Vogue, CeCe Coffin- Vice President Global Communications at Clinique, Melissa Magsaysa –Style Writer and Editor for the Los Angeles Times, among others.

Why? Because being a Fresh Face isn’t only about exterior beauty. It’s about sharing your fresh perspective and ideas in the world of fashion and beauty.

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December 6th, 2010 at 12:09 pm

QCK3: RIC

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The BLG Friday Feature is the QCK3 (QUICK THREE). This is where BLG engages in a verbal romp with a friendly MKTG INC employee. Rules of engagement? The introduction is the back of your business card and the corresponding photo is randomly selected from your Facebook page. Sock it to me!

Today’s Lucky Art Director: Ric

If you’re holding this card that probably means you’ve met Ric. So you must already know what we’re about to tell you: Ric is cool. He’s cool like it’s his job. But what you might not know is that being cool really is his job. Or more specifically, seeing cool is his job: He’s got the super-slick ninja Jedi eye for what looks cool. He can take a dull, dry-as-dirt marketing concept, plant it in the cool, fertile topsoil of his brain, and bam — the cool blooms. Like it’s his job.

BLG: Are you ready to submit to your 3 questions?

RC: Do I have to submit to them? Can’t I just work together with them?

BLG: I suppose. But just this once. That’s quite a business card you have there. So what is the coolest thing you have ever done?

RC: Sounds fake, but… Yoga in the rain forest steps away from the most active Volcano in the world. In Arenal, Costa Rica. Life-changing. That place is magic.

BLG: Damn you’re cool. What about here at MKTG INC?

RC: So many things. That’s like picking a favorite child. Lemme think…

BLG: While you think… if you had to actually pick a favorite child – assuming you had a gaggle of children – how would you pick them? What would the criteria be?

RC: Whichever one is the smartest. Which one teaches me most about myself. Kids are smarter than everyone.

BLG: Spoken like a true sage.

RC: And the coolest program I have ever worked on… I have to say NIKE World Basketball Festival was pretty awesome. And the Olympic innovation space was great too.

BLG: Whatever you say while wearing those kicks – I’ll believe it.

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December 3rd, 2010 at 1:22 pm

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In Tune with Talent

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The 2011 Grammy nominations were announced yesterday and while the list includes the usual suspects (Lady Gaga, Eminem, Rihanna), it’s the dark horses that have my vote.

Hearing that Cee-Lo Green’s catchy “F— You/Forget You” won for Record & Song of the Year, Florence and the Machine (up against Justin Bieber, among others) took Best New Artist, and the talented (and understated) Sara Bareillis triumphed over the likes of Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and Beyoncé for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance with “King of Anything” would be music to my ears.

Get the full list of nominees here.

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December 2nd, 2010 at 6:33 pm

1 Apple = 213 Karats

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How much would you pay for a computer with no monitor, keyboard, or even a power supply? Try $213,600—or £133,250—the fetching price for the original Apple 1 computer at Christie’s in London last week. That’s 425 times the original price of $666.66 for a computer that goes 1000 times slower than the iPad.

Too slow? Sorry, there’s no app for that.

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Written by Christopher Skinner
Christopher Skinner

December 1st, 2010 at 11:01 am

The First Cut is the Deepest

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E!’s BridalPlasty premiere Sunday night featured brides-to-be competing for plastic surgery. The reality show’s ultimate prize includes a laundry list of cosmetic procedures, a dream wedding…and a groom who hasn’t seen his wife in 4 months.

Bridezilla? More like Bridenstein.

It must be as painful to watch as it is to compete, as the premiere only drew in 900,000 viewers. Ouch, that hurts.

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December 1st, 2010 at 9:42 am

TAXI!

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karl lagerfeld!

Cab fares have really been going up these days – thanks to street artist The Tailor. The New York-based artist has added some flair to the fare stickers seen on taxi exteriors by adorning their plain stick-figure decals with iconic, easily recognizable clothes and accoutrements. Everyone from Moses to Mister T are now onboard.

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November 30th, 2010 at 4:15 pm

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Walking in a Window Wonderland

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barneys holiday window

This is what we call eye-popping window shopping. Each holiday season New York department stores follow a beloved New York tradition when they unveil their holiday window displays to much fanfare, hoots and hollers, dropped jaws, and occasionally celebrity sightings the week of Thanksgiving.

Windows at Saks, Macys, Bloomingdales, Bergdorf Goodman, Lord & Taylor, and Barneys are now ready for viewing, and they’re quite a show: themes include everything from disco-era Christmases at Lord & Taylor to travel scenes at
Bergdorf. The winner of the windows, though, has to be creative director Simon Noonan’s foodie paradise at Barneys – everyone from Julia Child to Mario Batali is on display. Orange crocs included.

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Written by Michelle Heller
Michelle Heller

November 30th, 2010 at 2:30 pm

Cosmic Corner

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Legendary artist (and my good friend) Kenny Scharf has been a fixture in the art world since sharing an apartment—called the Cosmic Closet—with the late Keith Haring in the 1980’s. Now, Kenny is painting the very same wall that Keith tagged so long ago at the corner of Bowery and Houston in New York City. And in true Kenny form, it’s Groovenian.

The mural coincides with Kenny’s new exhibit, Hot Glue Hullabaloo, at the Hole gallery just a few blocks away. Who needs LSD when you’ve got a glue gun? Trust me, it’s worth the trip.

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Written by Christopher Skinner
Christopher Skinner

November 29th, 2010 at 4:21 pm

Saturday Night Cookie

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First, Betty White. Now, Betty Crocker’s biggest fan has set his googly eyes on hosting Saturday Night Live. And YOU can help him eat his way to the top on the Cookie Monster Should Host Saturday Night Live Facebook page.

“Can you tell him how to get, how to get to”…Studio 8H in the Rockefeller Center?

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Written by Christopher Skinner
Christopher Skinner

November 23rd, 2010 at 5:12 pm