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Fashion Night Out in BK

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Also check out Brooklyn Exposed’s guide to FNO in BK and this one here from Daily Candy.

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Music Round-up from FREE WILLIAMSBURG:

This Thursday is Fashion’s Night Out and My Social List is happy to partner with Freewilliamsburg to bring you our list of the best live performances.

6PM: James Murphy @ VPL Block Party – 5 Mercer Street (Soho)

6PM: Best Coast @ Helmut Lang (Soho) – FREE!

6PM: Real Estate @ Dirty Durty Party – 44 Mercer Street (Soho) – RSVP: rsvp.ashnyc@gmail.com

8PM: Beth Ditto @ MAC Cosmetics (Soho)

6:30PM: Theophilus London @ Tommy Hilfiger (Midtown) – VIP access to concert for those who spend more than $250

6PM: Mirror Mirror @ Gary Graham (Tribeca)

6PM: Andrew W.K., Alex Pasternak of Lemonade, Prince Language, GHE20 GOTH1K, Tim Barber @ Sak’s Fifth Avenue (Midtown)

6PM: Foster the People @ Lacoste Fifth Avenue (Midtown)

6PM: Justin Townes Earle @ Partners and Spade (West Village)

6PM: White Rabbits, Bear Hands, Lissy Trullie, DJ Keiichiro @ Rockefeller Center (Midtown)

7PM: Bubbles @ agnes b. (Soho)

7PM: Bret Dennen, Madi Diaz @ Moscot Gallery (Soho)

6PM: The Postelles @ Ted Baker London (Meatpacking)

6PM: Miami Horror, Free Energy @ VINCE. (Meatpacking)

6PM: Estelle @ DVF (Meatpacking)

6PM: School of Seven Bells @ Treasure and Bond (Tribeca)

6PM: Samantha Ronson @ Macy’s Herald Square (Midtown)

6PM: Ronnie Spector, Wytner Garden @ Bergdorf (Midtown)

7PM: U.S. Royalty @ American Eagle Outfitters (Soho)

7PM: The London Souls @ Morgan Le Fay (Soho)

7PM: Penguin Prison @ Allsaints (Meatpacking)

Still want more options? Check out My Social List’s database of Fashion’s Night Out performances.

My Social List tracks nine of the most popular music blogs and aggregates mentions of bands to create weekly Top 10 Lists of the city’s most exciting and highly-anticipated shows.

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get ready, missoni’s coming to target

Images via fashionista

Collection hits stores September 13.

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DIY Jewelry Branch

The video is a bit cheesy but the final product still looks great. Going to try making one this weekend…

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the maker’s project


All photos from Jennifer Causey and The Makers Project

Check out Jennifer Causey’s photo collection called The Makers ProjectHer photographs are beautiful and showcase different designers and artisans in their studios (almost all of the “makers” are Brooklyn-based).   Scroll through the entire set of pictures and you’ll also find a short interview.

From  Jennifer:

I am lucky to live in Brooklyn, New York. It’s a place full of energy and creative spirit; located close enough to the lights and frenetic energy of Manhattan to have a big city feel, yet far away enough to give a sense of space and small town community. In this hectic, industrialized modern world, I am constantly seeking handmade and artisan-produced products. I love discovering people who embrace a more tactile way of living, so I decided to start photographing them. When my project began, I knew I was photographing people who make things, but I soon realized I was also photographing people who make things happen. As the project evolves, so does the adventure and pleasure of documenting the people behind the products: to learn what inspires them, what keeps them going, and their thoughts on the city where they live and work. I hope you enjoy it!

Here’s a complete list of those featured:

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DIY designer jewelry

Check out these DIY necklaces from Honestly WTF.  Inspired by a piece from Proenza Schouler’s resort collection, they’ve made their own designer necklaces from bungee cords, string, and a handy glue gun.

Here’s what they used:

And here’s the original:

You can read all the details and steps here.  Also check out their DIY version of Chan Luu’s wrap bracelet:

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fancy pants paper

via mslk and cup of jo

Just came across the papergoods store Felt & Wire. Features a lot of Brooklyn designers too.

walk up press brooklyn

graphic dirt brooklyn

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NYT: Behind an Unmarked Door, the Party Guests Are in the 1930s

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NYTIMES City Room blog has a write-up of Saturday’s Bastille party at Shangai Mermaid:

Late on Saturday night, Marie Antoinette had not yet been beheaded, and it did not look as if it would happen anytime soon. The queen, in a lacy white gown that frothed at her feet, was sitting for a portrait before the artist Toulouse-Lautrec. She sipped a martini, batting false eyelashes long as bird wings.

Tolouse-Lautrec was actually a student at the School of Visual Arts. Marie Antoinette was portrayed by the performance artist Sequinette. And the club they were in was no Moulin Rouge or wing of Versailles, but rather a 6,000-square-foot warehouse behind an unmarked door in Crown Heights, which hosts the monthly underground costume party Shanghai Mermaid.

Saturday’s theme was Bastille Day. And no one seemed to find it ironic to celebrate a riot that marked the end of decadence with … decadence. An aerialist painted his body to resemble the Bastille, a jail. A social studies teacher knitted endlessly, in the spirit of Dickens’ Madame Defarge.

“Here in Crown Heights on this sketchy block, there’s some desire for the exotic,” said Juliette Campbell, who founded Shanghai Mermaid in 2007 with the idea of recreating the red-walled 1930s cabarets she had always read of. As the recession rolled on, with speakeasies and burlesques becoming mainstream, the party became more popular, settling into its current space in 2009.

Read the complete post here.

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