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Fashion Night Out is Coming

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

Fashion Night Out, or FNO, isn’t just for the hip stylish women of NYC. It’s also for the men…(hint, you will be surrounded by all those hip, stylish women of NYC).

Celebrities Support Fashion

Solange Knowles will be spinning at the DVF store at 874 Washington Street at W 14th. Allison Williams from Girls and Vogue‘s Melling Burke will be on hand, along with M.A.C artists for makeup touchups. 6-11PM

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“While many enjoy the block parties, special events, and complimentary makeovers on Fashion’s Night Out, others head out into the night hoping to rub shoulders with their favorite model or celebrity. Here, take a look at some of the personalities supporting fashion’s most famed shopping extravaganza. On the big night, many of them will be decked out in what’s sure to be the uniform of the evening—a signature FNO collection T-shirt (40 percent of the proceeds from the sales will benefit the New York City AIDS Fund in the NY Community Trust)—so hurry, pick up one of your own, and get ready for Fashion’s Night Out on September 6.”

Margherita Missoni will be on hand at Missoni‘s Madison avenue location. Meet the designer and buy special rings designed by the iconic Italian label to benefit Edode Onlus, a charity committed to bringing safe drinking water to African Villages. 1009 Madison ave at 78th street, 6-9PM


Meet ex-Top Model judge Nigel Barker  and the Runway Relief models at Nine West located at  1258 avenue of the Americas and 50th street. Chrissy Teigen will also be on hand to help raise money for Fashion Targets Breast Cancer. Catch the hoopla from 6-11PM.

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Tateossian ice cube red cufflinks

From 9- midnight, QVC is planning a live broadcast on FNO, complete with a smattering of celebrities (Isaac Mizrahi, Jennifer Hudson, Nicole Richie) pedding their newest wares for the shopping channel. Have an “interactive experience” in the Meatpacking District at 14th and 9th ave starting at 6PM.

Alexis Bittar is having a karaoke extravaganza at their SoHo store. Sing a tune and get a $50 store certificate good until the end of September. 6-10PM

Azealia Banks will perform at M.A.C Cosmetics in NoHo 506 Broadway  bet Thompson and LaGuardia place. Enjoy tunes by DJ Cosmo from 7-10PM

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Vogue Commissioned for Custom Made tennis balls for the US open..

Former America’s Next Top Model photo shoot director Jay Mauel will be at Lane Bryant doling out fashion advice. Enjoy a 25% discount, a little booze, and snacks on snacks on snacks. RSVP on Lane Bryant’s Facebook page by September 1st. Located at 380 Fulton Street (corner of Smith St.) in Brooklyn, 6-9PM

Michael Kors will host a game of fashion trivia at Macy‘s Herald Square from 7-8:30

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Onyx Mother of Pearl Mosaic Cufflinks

Loehmann’s on 7th ave promises a celebrity fashion show, although they have not yet disclosed exactly which celebrities would be in attendance. Expect a designer sample sale in both New York and Los Angeles locations, featuring designs from Oscar de la Renta, Etro, and more. In New York: 101 7th ave bet 16th and 17th and 2101 Broadway at 74th st. In Los Angeles: 333 South LaCienega Boulevard. 6-11PM.

Mya will appear at Cesare Paciotti from 69th and 70th. 8-9PM

Fall 2011 Reading List

Monday, October 31st, 2011



So it’s almost hibernation time. That means you should grab a book, some warm whiskey and tea, and curl up by the fire (or the heater). But going into the library or Barnes and Noble to pick out a great book out of thousands? IMPOSSIBLE….unless you subscribe to Cufflinks’ Favorite Girl: ehm…yours truly.


But before I list off some good reads, be aware that I am biased. I don’t particularly think all of these books are the best specimens of literature in the world, but a must-read-to-be-in-the-cultural know, kind of thing. A mix of classical and contemporary novels, philosophy books, etc.

Top Ten Books for Now

1. Madame Bovary, by Gustave Flaubert: Don’t stop reading the list now. I put this first because it’s style and form are nearly perfect, if that’s ever possible in literature. Norton has a great translation from the french, so be careful which version you chose. Story of an unhappy young woman who marries a country doctor, and finds herself fantasizing about everything else life has to offer: riches, temptation, glamor…sex. Flaubert worked his @$$ off on this one for years…and of course it was first banned for obscenity, lala. Read it.

2. The Trial, by Kranz Kafka: a relatively short narrative on the life of K. who gets caught in the whirlwinds of a deranged bureacratic system, showing the absurdity and ridiculous natures of our own modern power structures.

3. On The Road, by Jack Kerouac: a cult classic, originally written on a long scroll in a breathless, speedy style, the main character travels around the country with his wacky and adventurous friend Dean.

4. The Symposium, by Plato: a discourse on the nature of love. Basically a bunch of philosophers sitting around getting drunk talking about how “love” originated. Pretty interesting stuff.

5. Middlesex/Virgin Suicides,by Jeffrey Eugenides: Obviously these are two different books, but his work is just so amazing that you should read both. A contemporary writer who luckily is still with us and working on another novel, the prosody of these novels is…exceptional, lyrical, and awe-inspiring.

6. Tropic of Capricorn, by Henry Miller: Yes, that brute of a writer. He holds nothing back, a connoisseur of the world, a sex crazed, maniac of a man…banging on his Parisian typewriter in the early 20th century. Lice, roaches, sex houses, and abundance of women all included.

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Fountain Pen Cufflinks

7.Still Life with Woodpecker, by Tom Robbins. A modern, adult fairy tale. One of the funniest books I’ve ever encountered.

8. Hidden Messages in Water,by Dr. Masaru Emoto: A scientific study of water molecules with a spiritual spin…Emoto photographs water molecules from around the world, which are subjected to certain kinds of music, energy, etc. Eye opening account of the importance  and power of water.


9. Bhagavad Gita,by Unknown. A traditional Hindu text, originally written in ancient Sanskrit, follows an exchange between Krishna and solider Arjuna. Insightful and beautiful. (circa 3000 BCE…wow)

10. Beyond Good and Evil/Birth of Tragedy, by Nietzsche. Either book will do, or both if you can. His work is dense, hard to get through, but worth it in the end. You’ll find yourself referring to him or others using his ideas as a reference point throughout your life.