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Matt Stevens: MAX100

July 26, 2012
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Something about impeccable design just makes me want to run home and start-up projects that are boiling in my head for months at a time. I’m constantly seeking inspiration from different sites and keeping up with the design nerds out there. Well, sometime ago I came across the visual design work of this amazing guy by the name of Matt Stevens. His illustrations are so beautiful, you’ll just have to see them to believe me. He’s created “Visual interpretations of the classic Nike AirMax 1 through design, illustration and photography.” His ongoing creative project eventually became the MAX100 Book Project which you’ll want to order (if you’re a secret shoe fan like I am) here. I’ve included just a few of my favorites from the collection. Definitely a huge fan! Matt, keep up your fantastic work. To see more of his work, find his online website here.










Instastyle

June 1, 2012

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Alright tweekers if you haven’t already jumped on the Instagram bandwagon then there’s no hope for you. Honestly, everyone and their mother is on it now, which means that everyone thniks they’re a photographer. Le sigh. It’s actually quite annoying. Also, I do have to say that as an iPhone user I am a bit prejudiced, and feel a little violated that the Android users can now partake in the instafun!

Anyways, amongst the pictures of food, kittens, and half naked hipster girls there are quite a couple of gems that shine brightly for fashion tweekers. Unlike most other social networking websites/apps that exist, I actually find use for the Instagram. You see, the thing is that I don’t understand why people have to constantly update their statuses or check into their waxing appointments etc. and want to share that kind of information with the world. Honestly I could care less that your hoo-hah is freshly waxed, or that your girlfriend left you for someone with a better credit score. I’ve always been a somewhat disinterested person unless it has to do with me.

As most of us know the Instagram let’s you upload pictures, and add old timey effects to them to give them that perfect vintage vibe. It’s also a great tool for us fashionistas to upload the trends that we love, as well as get style inspiration!

I’ve discovered many a great accounts that fulfill my fashion fix better than anyone could imagine. Here’s just a couple:

myfashioninspiration

ELYTE SOCIETY

Fashionforboyz

FashionForYou

QPCollections (they offer handmade neckties and bow ties that I must get my hands on! )

 

Also, the other day I had one of my insomnia ridden Stumble Upon sessions and stumbled upon this ultra chic website called Printstagram, that lets you print out the pictures that you have on the Instagram. Now you can share those awesomely artistic pictures of your cooking, yourself holding your phone in front of the bathroom mirror, or those sunsets in many different forms. Amongst the items you can transfer your pictures onto are t-shirts, mini booklets, stickers, and old people. No not old people. I think that may be illiegal.

Anyways, I have yet to try this out, but as soon I start taking pictures of things other than my Kim Kardashian impressions I shall print something out. For more details in prices and such check out the website. Printstagram. And if any of you fashion tweekers happen to purchase any prints let us know how they turned out.

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That is all.

Also, follow me on the Instagram: Waffy

That is all.

Piece-by-Piece: On the Dot

May 30, 2012

Hi, Dolls! I hope you all enjoyed your Memorial Day weekend and a sincere thank you to all of those who fight for our country and for our freedom! Aside from trying to catch up on some beauty sleep, I couldn’t resist my favorite Memorial Day sales. I’m really digging these high-low collared chiffon blouses. They’re comfortable, professional and can transformed easily from day-to-night. I’m finding a lot of them in TJ Maxx and Forever 21. Here is a Piece-by-piece breakdown:

  • Beige polka dot high-low button down shirt (Marshalls)
  • Mint Skinnies (can be found at Target, Forever21 or H&M)
  • Jessica Simpson Fuschia peep-toes with Gold heel
  • Teal vintage clutch





The Fantastic Fours!

May 16, 2012

Don’t call it a come back! Whats good people? Noche Here with your fix for anything sneaker/urban/graphic related. Man its been a great year so far, and just like us the people over at Team Jordan are just barely scratching the surface with some crazy exclusives that will melt any sneakerhead’s heart.

With the retro Air Jordan 4s at the helm of this sneaker juggernaut, 2012 is shaping up to be one of the illest years for sneakers period. Now if you were one of the lucky ones you may have already copped the “cement” and “cavs” fours.
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Air Jordan 4 “Cavs”

 

 

But worry not my friends! Because this is just the tip of the iceburg. Team Jordan has announced many more retro releases for this year including 3 different Air Jordan 4 coloways! Mmmm TOASTY!

 

 Air Jordan 4: White/Grey/Military Blue

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 Product ID: 308497-105
Release Date: 6/9/2012
MSRP: $160

Air Jordan 4: White/Fire Red/Black

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Product ID: 308497-110
Release Date: 8/4/12
MSRP: $160

Air Jordan 4: Black/Cement/Fire Red

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Product ID: Unavailable at the moment
Release: 9/2012
MSRP: $160

Just remember chic-sters, any and I do mean ANY Retro Air jordan 4(including the ones you see here) are limited release ONLY! So if your in a high volume urban area be sure to have your sleeping bag and gatorade handy because camping out might be your only way to get your hands on these gems. So happy hunting and as always stay fresh my friends and remember.

Dope is as dope does!

-N.

Waffys Word: Suit Up!

May 15, 2012

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Alright tweekers we’ve all been MIA for a while. We apologize for that, but we’re all slowly getting back into the groove of things so expect some amazing posts in the coming weeks.
This post is long over due, and frankly I couldn’t be more dipleased with myself for not posting about this subject sooner. This post is all about suits! If I’ve learned anything during my Netflix marathons of How I Met Your Mother, it’s that every man should own a suit.

The most important men in history have sported suits. Barrack Obama, John F. Kennedy, Mr. Magoo, and also Pee Wee Herman. Without a good suit you do not exist. Suits are everything and if you don’t own at least one, kill yourself. Just Kidding. Don’t do that. I may be held responsible for involuntary manslaughter.
Anyways, I’m going to keep it short and simple and highlight certain points from a GQ post that I read a while ago.

The Cheat Sheet
• A suit’s gotta fit right or it isn’t worth wearing.
• In order to make sure that it does fit right, find yourself a good tailor.
• You’ll never go wrong wearing at two-button suit with a fairly narrow lapel. It’s both classic and completely modern.
• Flat-front, relatively trim pants; very little break at the ankle.
• You should be able to easily cup your hands beneath the hem of the jacket; if you can’t, it’s too long.
• Show some cuff. It’s the mark of a (well-dressed) gentleman.
• Dress with the season—cotton suits in summer; tweeds, flannels, and corduroys in winter.
• If you’re going to wear a patterned suit, keep the patterns subtle. You want a smart suit, not a kooky one.
• If you ever can afford to get a bespoke suit, get one made. It’s worth every penny.

Check out the rest of this GQ post.
And as our fellow brother Barney Stinson would say. Suit up tweekers!
That is all.

Musique Chic: Zebra Katz

April 24, 2012

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I’m kind of late posting this because I’ve been meaning to do it since about a month ago. So, there’s this new artist that everyone should definitely keep on their radar. His name is Zebra Katz, and his song Ima Read was featured in many a runway show during Paris Fashion Week. Not to mention I’m in love with that above picture of him. Serving some Grace Jones realness.

This song is sickening to say the least. I swear it puts me in a trance and I haven’t gotten it out of my head since the first time I heard it. It’s damn catchy and it’s introduced many a people to a phrase known throughout the gay Vogueing and ballroom world.

Reading.

Reading is the act of mocking someone in a humorous manner. Anyone familiar with Rupauls Drag Race should be well versed in the art of reading.

The song also features Njena Redd Foxxx. The two together create this cosmic sinister energy that can only be described by a word that’s not a word at all. Eartasticly-gasmic.

The video is so chic it makes me want to throw up. It’s like The Grudge meets Candy Man meets my dreams. Peep it and you’ll see exactly what I mean.

Remember fashion tweekers, dancing is a form of exercise. Exercise gives people endorphins, endorphins make people happy. Happy people don’t shoot their husbands. They just don’t.

That is all.

Sweet Charity

April 18, 2012

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Well, it’s been ages since I’ve posted, please forgive me tweekers. It’s been hectic for a while now and I finally have some time to write a legit post to inform all of you of all the chicness that’s been happening. Between actually working, and handling adulthood I’ve been kind of out if it. I’m sure many of you checked out Melissa’s post detailing our first ever GQ Night. Hopefully next year we’ll get an even bigger turnout.

Moving on to matters of the present lets get real here tweekers. Being chic is not only about keeping up to date with the latest trends, but also about giving back to the community. Nothing says chic like a good charitable cause. Recently I met someone who works at a local thrift store that I frequent and she gave me the tea about a fundraiser she’s put together. It’s equal parts fashion and charity, with an all around dose of chicness.

The event is called Art Angels, and what it is, is an event to raise money and donate art supplies for a program called Through Angels Eyes. The program is an art therapy program for children with terminal illnesses and their families. As best stated by TAE “Sadly some children will never be old enough or healthy enough to go to school, and make countless works of art for the refrigerator. For those families (Through Angles Eyes) art therapy program steps in to ensure that each child becomes the artist in one gentle way or another.”

The event will be held at Stigma Tattoo Bar in downtown Orlando on April 21st, 2012. All that is asked is to make a monetary, or art supply donation. When you donate you will be given a raffle ticket, and there will be prizes given throughout the night donated by local businesses. Among other festivities that will be going on will be live body painting, a live art show, and two Dechoes Resale fashion shows.

Trust me this is an even worth going to. I got to preview the clothing that will be shown, and it’s everything. Think Absolutley Fabulous with a punk edge. Very Edina and Patsy meets the Sex Pistols.

For those of you who can’t attend an event unless alcohol is involved then you’ll be happy to hear about the drink specials. There wll be $2 Smirnoff specialty shots, given out by the body painted models. Half of the proceeds will be donated to the art therapy program, so your Lohanism is actually being encouraged.

The fundraiser begins at 9pm with catering from 9-11 and ends at 2am. It will be held at Stigma Tattoo Bar in downtown Orlando and is 21+ only. Stigma is located at:

17 S Orange Ave, Orlando FL 32801

If you cannot be in attendance you can make contributions to the program via their website. ThroughAngelsEyes.org

And none of this would be possible without the vision of Sierra Missed who put the event together.

Remember to give back tweekers. It’s our duty as trendsetters to have people follow in our good doing. We are the messiah. Or not, whatever.

That is all.

1st Annual GQ Party: Recapped

April 15, 2012

Hey, loves! So if you didn’t have a chance to make it out to Dynasty Events’ 1st annual GQ party, you missed out! It was a blast! I’ve attached some pictures of the night, along with a few key things we found that worked best for club attire. Some things we saw that we really like:

  • Color blocking, Neutral colors and pops of color
  • LBD’s  with statement heels
  • Suspenders and Fedoras
  • Blazers and chain drop earrings
  • Knowing how to dress up jeans
  • Ties, bowties and more ties!

some of our fashionable friends really pulled out all the stops! Two of which were the winners of gift cards to H&M sponsered by Dynasty Events and the Society Chic team! It was an unforgettable night and we hope you see you out there next year! Be sure to head over to our Facebook to see more pictures from the night! - The SC Team

Babe Walker Writes the Story of Our Lives

March 26, 2012

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Okay, so here’s the deal tweekers. I’ve been sort of MIA this past week and a half because I’ve actually had to work. And by work I don’t mean standing around smiling, and looking pretty (which is what my jobs usually consist of) but actual work that made me glisten (because I refuse to sweat.)

Who knew that having a job would require any effort on my part? My angst can best be describe by the title of a chapter of a book that I am currently reading entitled, White Girl Problems chapter 21 “Every job I’ve ever had is the worst job I’ve ever had.”

Yes, this triumphant memoir of one Babe Walker truly speaks to me, and has inspired this post. You see another reason I’ve been MIA is because I was reading this book to review for this post. I fell completely behind schedule last week and wasn’t able to finish on time, due to the slave labor I had to complete.

Babe Walker, is a fearless woman with whom I have fallen in love with over the past couple of months. I started following her twitter account at some point in 2011 and then learned that she would be publishing her memoirs in 2012.

She speaks to the privileged/daunted/troubled white girl in all of us. Only Babe would know what true problems some of us have to face. From never knowing her mother, to having a best friend that we love/hate, to finding love in all the wrong places, and scaring off potential suitors. Babe knows and has been through it all.

In the book you will find such heroing stories such as the time when Babe gained two pounds and had to run on the freeway to get to her therapists office in order to vent. Also you’ll learn all about her labiaplasty, and how she lost her virginity to her gay best friend.

Among other things, you’ll also get to experience the great artist that Babe is. The book includes sketches drawn by Ms. Walker that depict her outfits of choice for certain occasions.

I recommend this book to any fashionista who has ever endured life’s true hardships, like the time that your alter ego completely made a fool out of you for a week, or the time that you hit rock bottom at a fitting room at Barneys, and had to check into rehab.

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Book links available on her website BabeWalker.com

That is all.

Put a Little Peplum In Your Step

March 13, 2012

So, the other day I thrifted this super fab little peplum top, that can be seen here (which I paired with a purple bodycon skirt from Forever21, Express belt, and Bamboo platforms from UrbanOg.com -anddd forgive my iPhone. The picture is quite blurry). I’ve been seeing this trend a lot and wanted to bring it front and center for my fashion-hungry readers! I’ve always been an avid supporter of LuLus.com and love all of the pieces they have to offer. They’re always up-to-date with current trends (& appropriately priced), so it didn’t surprise me when I found a plethora of items under the word “Peplum”. I’ve also included my ShopStyle links for you to click-through. Are you loving the peplum trend like I am? Let me see the pictures! Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @Society_Chic and find our pretty little links to our socials on the right side of this page. We’re constantly updating and working to get our site in tip-top shape! Thanks for always being so patient with us, babes! Have a fab week! ox - M

Lulus.com “Peplum” pieces found here!

 

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