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01/03/11 12:25pm

We’re hoping that your irrational fear of clowns doesn’t surpass your love of good music, because then you’d be missing out on a whole lot of good, clean, peanut shell fun. Tonight and tomorrow, Lincoln Center lets the Big Apple Circus get a little more edgy with performances from Japanther and The So So Glos. Doesn’t that just make you want to jump on a unicycle and head on down?
We’re giving away two pairs of tickets to the Rock and Roll Circus in Lincoln Center for the second day, Tuesday, January 4th. Performances include Ariel Pink, Amazing Baby, Saint Motel, Aska and Nick Zinner and even a show from the actual Big Apple Circus (of course).

Just tweet us your favorite band from the lineup and why for a chance to win free tickets! After all, what better way to start the new year than with free shit and great music?

Doors open at 7, show starts at 8. Check out more details at at www.rockandrollcircusparty.com.

12/15/10 10:24am

The crowd waiting to get into last years HEEBonism Christmas Party.

  • The crowd waiting to get into last year’s HEEBonism Christmas Party.

HEEBonism, Heeb Magazine’s annual Christmas party, is upon us again, a time when Jews and Gentiles can come together in honor of binge drinking. After stuffing yourself with cheap dumplings and staring longingly at brown paper packages tied up with string, come to Fontana’s for some Strip Dreidel (which is a real thing) and Matzo balls-out boozing. There will be $5 spiced rum drink specials from 8-10pm. Santa will totally be there before he goes to work! DJs Tropical Jeremy, Joshua Gabriel and DJ Cool Jew as well as Dolchnakov Brigade will be on set providing awesome music to go with all of your drunken, Jewery revelry. Find out how to get yourself in the door for free after the jump.

Tickets are $15 with an RSVP, and $20 at the door, but we’re straight up giving away two pairs of tickets for free. Just tweet at us or write on our Facebook wall why you need to go to HEEBonism (in 140 characters or fewer, of course) and you could be on your way to one of the city’s best holiday parties for free!

Heebonism’s Christmas Eve Bash
Fontana’s
105 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002
Christmas Eve, Friday, December 24-25, 8 p.m. to 3 a.m.
$15 with RSVP by December 22nd to heebonism@heebmagazine.com, $20 at the door

(Photo: *raymond/Flickr)

12/07/10 12:42pm

It’s that time of the year when it’s perfectly okay to flash your colleagues and drunkenly hit on your boss. And like a true Christmas miracle, the BK Hookup is back for their 2nd annual Naughty Holiday Office Party, hosted by our friends at Fucked in Park Slope and people we don’t know at all at Eaters Digest NYC. Pose with sexy Santas for naughty Christmas card photos and get free rubdowns from massage therapists that will be making their way through the crowds. Watch out for $3 Busch beers to keep you feeling frisky all night. If that’s not hot enough for you, Josh Greenfield of EverydayAppetite.com will have his sandwich bar up to keep you energized, and DJ Car Stereo Wars will be blasting tunes all night to keep you in the mood.
Tickets are $10 in advance at Ticket Web, and $12 at the door, but we’re giving away five pairs of free tickets. All you have to do is tweet us your sexiest hookup story: in 140 words or less, of course.

FIPS and Eaters Digest NYC Present:

BK HOOKUP’S 2nd Annual NAUGHTY HOLIDAY OFFICE PARTY

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 8, 7-11PM

THE BELL HOUSE

149 7th Street, Brooklyn, NY

(718) 643-6510

thebellhouseny.com

11/30/10 11:26am

It’s that time of the year when it’s perfectly okay to flash your colleagues and drunkenly hit on your boss. And like a true Christmas miracle, the BK Hookup is back for their 2nd annual Naughty Holiday Office Party, hosted by our friends at Fucked in Park Slope and people we don’t know at all at Eaters Digest NYC. Pose with sexy Santas for naughty Christmas card photos and get free rubdowns from massage therapists that will be making their way through the crowds. Watch out for $3 Busch beers to keep you feeling frisky all night. If that’s not hot enough for you, Josh Greenfield of EverydayAppetite.com will have his sandwich bar up to keep you energized, and DJ Car Stereo Wars will be blasting tunes all night to keep you in the mood.
Tickets are $10 in advance at Ticket Web, and $12 at the door, but we’re giving away five pairs of free tickets. All you have to do is tweet us your sexiest hookup story: in 140 words or less, of course.

FIPS and Eaters Digest NYC Present:

BK HOOKUP’S 2nd Annual NAUGHTY HOLIDAY OFFICE PARTY

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 8, 7-11PM

THE BELL HOUSE

149 7th Street, Brooklyn, NY

(718) 643-6510

thebellhouseny.com

11/11/10 3:33pm

ferragamo loafers

No big deal. Just wearing vintage Ferragamo loafers that only cost oh, I don’t know, ten bucks.

And yes, these are actually men’s shoes. Considering the menswear-on-women trend that’s been going on for the past two or three years and doesn’t seem to be ending any time soon, I have no shame in going straight to the source. As a rule, the difference is about two sizes. So if you’re about a size 9 in women’s shoes, you need a 7 in men’s. I’m wearing these with high-waisted jeans, a DIY crop top (which I’ll give a no-fail how-to on next week) and a men’s cardigan—but I feel mighty feminine nonetheless.

To de-masculine these babies a bit more, I’d pair them with a pretty sundress and lacy thigh-highs in the summer or textured tights and a knee-length peacoat in the fall. Get creative. I bought these at No Relation in the East Village, a thrift store which happens to have three sister stores: Urban Jungle in Bushwick, Viceversa in Williamsburg, and Village Style in Alphabet City, all of which are notorious for their super-cheap prices and great selection. There. Now you can shop vintage on Saturday afternoons in the winter without going to the flea market. (It’s getting too cold for that shit. Well, almost.)

No Relation Vintage, 204 First Avenue

Urban Jungle, 118 Knickerbocker Avenue

Viceversa, 241 Bedford Avenue

Village Style, 111 E. 7th Street

11/03/10 2:49pm

vintage coat

Introducing the L Mag’s vintage clothing pick of the week, our advice to you on how you might look good without spending thousands of dollars (you can do it).

At first glance, this amazing Technicolor Russian-style parka seems like one of those gorgeous yet impossible pieces that only work on supermodels and other ultra-glamorous types. But with careful styling, this coat can be as wearable as a common navy pea coat (well, maybe not quite that wearable, but close). Director of Web Sales Jade Furtado wears it with a vintage black gown—to translate, wear this number with a dark, fuss-free maxi dress (perhaps navy, forest green, or plum if you think black is too obvious) and worn-in oxfords or lace-up boots. If you prefer to dress it down even more, opt for skinny cargos and a lace blouse. Et voila. You’re saved from yet another winter of wearing the same coat everyone else is wearing from H&M.

Vintage coat and other similar styles available at Screaming Mimi’s, 382 Lafayette St.

09/29/10 1:00am

Glasslands Gallery, a music and arts venue on Kent Avenue, is normally home to up-and-coming bands and young hipsters standing around waiting to dance, drink, and possibly get laid. But for three years now, for one weekend apiece in February and September, Glasslands has transformed itself into a space for new fashion, replacing the traditional catwalk with a stage for “models” (who seem more like dancers and artists) who perform short performance art pieces while modeling clothes. The tagline of the event, “where art meets fashion” is appropriate.

Williamsburg Fashion Weekend founder and curator Arthur Arbit created the event (which took place this year September 17-18) because he wanted a way for local designers to share their work. The shows begin as soon as New York Fashion Week ends, and since many publications are still looking for fashion-related stories, WFW gets a chance to share the spotlight. You may not be able to buy tickets to see the likes of Anna Sui and Michael Kors at the Lincoln Center tents, but just $8 at Glasslands gets you tickets to see dozens of young, new designers. Comparing the two, Arbit describes NYFW as “more of a business,” while “Williamsburg Fashion Week is straight from the heart.”

Harlem-based designer Minnae Chae was one such young designer. Chae, whose favorite designers include Isyae Miyake and Jeremy Scott, says the best part of designing is the process itself, being able to see her collections evolve. She chooses her models based on who she feels “embodies the spirit” of her clothing, particularly her fellow artists (Chae’s models are all beautiful, but they aren’t 5’11, with twenty-inch waists). Perhaps this is a divine example of art imitating real life.

Chae admits, though, that designing isn’t always so pleasant, and that it can be difficult to translate inspiration into actual clothing. In addition, making money can be a challenge, for any designer. Arbit worked as a tailor during NYFW to supplement his income, and says he made $2,000 one weekend working for Diesel. Not bad. This might sound a tad hypocritical from someone who’s denounced many of the NYFW designers for lacking spirit, but even starving artists need to eat now and then.

Part of what makes WFW such a great experience is that it welcomes those who might not fit into the typical mold of the young fashionista. Not dissimilar to the neighborhood in which it takes place, WFW makes room for those interested in the intersection between fashion, music, dance, theatre, and visual art#&8212:in an industry notorious for exclusivity, it’s nice to know that there’s room for everyone.