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All that stands out about last Valentine’s Day’s prix fixe are the stomach issues you suffered for three days following.
This year make a date that promises romance to remember: See The Vow, in theaters now.
Starring Rachel McAdams (The Notebook) and Channing Tatum (Dear John), the film follows two lovers struggling to retain their relationship after a car accident leaves one with severe memory loss.
Accompanying beaus and BFFs alike will agree: Between the undeniable chemistry, emotion, and anticipation, The Vow encapsulates exactly what this holiday is all about.
Watch the trailer now. Learn more online at thevow-movie.com.
The majority of the adult American population requires an excuse (read: Halloween) to indulge its gemstone-and-feather-costume fantasies (drag queens, Katy Perry, and Big Bird excluded).
But every day is a dress-up day for the 6-and-under set. Which is why we think a mask bar ensures success at a Halloween fete — or on an average Thursday afternoon.
We suggest prepping felt mask shapes — owl, octopus, bunny, superhero — ahead of time. Then gather jewels, glitter, pipe cleaners, fabric scraps, jingle bells, and any other accoutrement that goes well with glue. Unload the supplies on a table and let little revelers have their way.
We bet the results will be too cute to keep undercover.
Looking for more creative ideas? Harvest art is still in season.
The last thing we taught ourselves was the “Gangnam Style” dance. Someone thought it was the MC Hammer (so you can imagine how good it was).
New Yorker Rachel Brown, on the other hand, taught herself to sing and play guitar during her junior year at Harvard. Now three years later, Wyclef regularly joins her onstage and she’s opened for John Legend.
For today’s video, we invited her to our office to perform the cheerful “Bumblebee,” accompanied by a six-person band (before you ask, that crazy thing is called a kora).
The hype is justified. Notice she’s even picked up the ukulele.
Can’t touch that.
Brown’s debut album, Building Castles, is available at itunes.com. To see more performances, check out our sit-downs with Christina Courtin, Karen Elson, Freelance Whales, and Eliza Doolittle.
If you’re single in New York, there’s a good chance you’re constantly reminded that the ratio of women to men favors the latter.
Unless you go to The Flatiron Room, a new music lounge and cocktail bar with more than 500 types of whiskey.
To celebrate its soft opening, we asked bartender Nick Patton (two words: British accent) to share a few of his favorite drink recipes. He gave us a tried-and-true Gold Rush (above, great to make in big batches should you be partying or tailgating) and the bar’s knock-you-over 1920s cocktail.
Both are dangerously easy and satisfying, whether you fancy yourself a whiskey drinker or not (though one visit to Flatiron and you will be).
Just remember a little liquid courage goes a long way.
The Flatiron Room, 37 West 26th Street, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues (212-725-3860 or theflatironroom.com).
What happens when you mix absinthe, vermouth, rye, and bitters? Trouble, that’s what. But also the 1920s cocktail created by bartenders at The Flatiron Room, the new music lounge and bar stocked with more than 500 types of whiskey. See how to make it in this video starring bartender Nick Patton.
You couldn’t wait for high school to be over. So it came as a shock when you entered the workplace and realized it was the same crap all over again (the cliques, the cliches, the competition).
That’s life at Denver Memorial Hospital for intern Emily Owens (Mamie Gummer; she had a role on The Good Wife, but you might also recognize her as Meryl Streep’s just-as-talented daughter). All Emily wants is to impress her boss (Necar Zadegan, The Event), date her med school crush (Justin Hartley, Smallville, Passions), and maybe save a few lives. Instead she finds herself head to head with high school nemesis Cassandra (newcomer Aja Naomi King) and feeling, basically, 16 all over again.
Catch the critically acclaimed sleeper hit Emily Owens, M.D. a full week before the television premiere at an exclusive free screening — and get the gift bags, snacks, and raffle prizes (a doctor bag-style leather purse, a snuggly blue scarf like the one Emily wears on the show) that go along with it.
It all goes down at The Bristol Room at The Viceroy Hotel (1819 Ocean Avenue) on Thursday, October 4. Go at 7 p.m. for drinks and munchies; stay for the screening from 8 to 9 p.m. But you have to R.S.V.P. — otherwise you’ll be left out in the cold.
Which you always tried to avoid in high school.
R.S.V.P. for the free screening of Emily Owens, M.D. at dailycandy.com.
It all goes down at the W Hotel (541 Lexington Avenue, between 49th and 50th Streets; map) on Thursday, October 4. Go at 7 p.m. for drinks and munchies; stay for the screening from 8 to 9 p.m. But you have to R.S.V.P. — otherwise you’ll be left out in the cold.
Your little’s relationship with produce is less than fruitful. If it’s not juiced, pouched, or rolled up, she’s not interested.
But we have a way to stamp out the problem once and for all.
It just takes a little creativity — and a lot of paint. Turn apples into lunchtime art, celery into floral masterpieces, and potatoes into just about anything at all. Slice, dip, stamp, and play.
We’re sure they’ll fall for it.
Yes, those are real women. With real bodies, real style, and real attitude. They walked (and rocked) Old Navy’s Bryant Park runway last Friday in complimentary pairs of The Rockstar skinny jeans. Watch this video to see how The Rockstar flatters women of every shape and size, from model to model-for-a-day.
To see more footage from Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, go to stylecandy.com.
When it comes to jeans, it’s not just about the blues anymore. During Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, we saw denim in vibrant colors — orange, red, yellow, you name it — both inside and outside Lincoln Center. In today’s StyleCandy Runway Takeaway, we explore the trend’s staying power.
Today’s StyleCandy Runway Takeaway is so bright, you need to wear shades. The color-blocking trend continues to reign supreme, and Rachel Roy takes it up a notch by using prints. Watch the video for her tips and inspiration.
For more StyleCandy Fashion Week coverage, go to stylecandy.com.
“Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week is so calm and relaxing.” — No one, ever
But despite the lack of sleep, we get a rush when the models start down the runway.
That’s why we teamed up with the Style Network to bring you StyleCandy’s Runway Takeaway videos. Each day, we showcase outstanding styles that we think will evolve into full-blown trends, from one of our favorite designers.
We spotted symmetrical prints at Lela Rose, menswear inspiration at Kaelen, and ’70s florals at Chris Benz (above, and yes, that is Susan Sarandon and her dogs). Plus, each designer gave us styling tips, from shoes you shouldn’t wear with flared pants (Rebecca Minkoff) to advice for wearing statement pieces (Erin Fetherston).
We hope you’ll be inspired to channel these looks now. Spring 2013 feels too long to wait.
You can quote us on that.
Watch all the Runway Takeaway videos at stylecandy.com.
You’ve put one too many birds on it (thanks, Portlandia). What’s next?
Flowers, as inspired by the micro florals on the fall 2012 runways at Suno, Paul & Joe, and Band of Outsiders, to name a few. In today’s Easy Does It video, we asked L.A.-based DIY expert Kate Albrecht (a.k.a. the beautiful Mr. Kate) to show us how.
All you’ll need is fabric paint (in four or five fall-ish colors), a fabric pen, tinfoil, and a surface in need of sprucing up. We did shirts in the video, but feel free to use totes, pillowcases, etc.
We’d never want you to feel pigeonholed.
For more DIY ideas or info on Mr. Kate, go to mrkate.com.
Today we’re starting with the man print in the mirror. The reason? Lela Rose’s spring 2013 show featured at least five pieces with symmetrical designs. Not sure what we mean? Watch the video, in which Rose explains the concept and why you should love it.
For more trends, go to stylecandy.com.
Will skinny jeans finally go the way of mom jeans? Who knows, but Rebecca Minkoff’s spring 2013 collection showcased a flared leg enough to make us hope so. In this video, the designer gives tips for wearing the trend and shares how New York City influences her designs.
Generally speaking, miniskirts look good only on people with minihips. That’s why we were thrilled to see full skirts going up and down the runway at Honor. In this video, we interview designer Giovanna Randall about her feminine, flouncy looks.
For more fashion coverage, go to stylecandy.com.
It’s all in the details. Especially if you’re talking about designer Kaelen Haworth’s most recent presentation, where she amplified simple shapes with shoulder pads and structural collars (buttoned all the way to the top, of course). In this video, she talks about the trends and provides tips for wearing them.
For more fashion coverage, go to stylecandy.com.
Change is good. Especially when we’re talking about the ombre fabrics at Erin by Erin Fetherston. A luminous orange transforms into a light pink, and a pale yellow turns into sunshine. In this video, Fetherston explains her inspiration and gives styling tips for wearing ombre.
When two greats join forces, we can’t get enough. Brunch, Brangelina, and chugs (Chihuahua-pug hybrids, obviously) are living proof.
Which is why we’ve teamed up with the Style Network to form our own aptly named entity: StyleCandy. Each month, we’re combining DailyCandy’s knack for finding the latest and greatest with Style’s passion for all things stylish to bring you original video content.
First up is Runway Takeaway, in which we head to New York Fashion Week and highlight one standout look per day — one we feel will inspire a trend — from our favorite designers. Included in the lineup: Whit (above), Kaelen, Erin Fetherston, Rebecca Minkoff, Chris Benz, Lela Rose, and others.
We can’t wait to get this relationship off the ground and into your computers.
Right next to all the Kimye coverage.
Get in on the action at stylecandy.com.
Darlene and Lizzy Okpo regularly respond to emails at 5:30 a.m.
The Bronx-born and -raised sisters behind clothing line William Okpo (named for their father) are readying their first-ever solo presentation for New York Fashion Week, and sleep is not in the cards.
In today’s Inside Story video, we catch up with the women during preparations. They show us around their Brooklyn apartment/studio (where the living room floor subs as a pattern-making table), let us peek at mood boards for the upcoming collection, and tell us how it all came to be.
As if they aren’t already inspiring enough, Darlene and Lizzy are just 25 and 22, respectively.
Which might further explain why their sleep habits resemble those of babies.
For more information, go to williamokpo.com. To place a custom order (before the line hits Opening Ceremony in October), email email@example.com.