Party like a Princess! Celebrity DJ Lee Dagger Celebrates with The Women’s Mafia at Penguin in SoHo

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World famous DJ Lee Dagger will be spinning at the Royal Wedding after party on the 29th for the Prince and Princess, after that he’ll jump on a plane and come to New York to play at this event. And the Women’s Mafia and SoHoNYC have secured you exclusive invites to this event at the Original Penguin store in SoHo!

Don’t you wanna get down like royalty?

About Lee Dagger:
Signed to Tommy Boy in New York, Happy Music (France), Ego (Italy), Stomp (Australia), with fellow band members Katherine Ellis and Marc JB. Lee has achieved UK #1 status with his co-production skills on Meck feat Leo Slayer Thunder In My Heart Again, had over 45 #1 club hits worldwide with productions and remixes for artists including Lady Gaga, The Killers, Kelis, Ke$ha, P!nk (6 times), Deep Dish, Annie Lennox, Britney Spears, Candi Staton, Keri Hilson, Kanye West and Ne-Yo.

Top 5 Most Impressive Red Carpet Looks (Besides Lady Gaga and her slaves)

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By Carlos Aparicio for Women’s Mafia

The 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards took place this past Sunday at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. This is our round-up of the looks we loved!

Janelle Monae (TMZ Photos)

Some artists wear pretty gowns, some don’t! Janelle Monae looked super chic in her glittery pseudo-tuxedo. She says she likes this look because it’s classic and she’s “all about being trascendent”.


Julianne Hough (Photo: Twirlit.com)

Julianne (Ryan Seacrest’s girlfriend) looked amazing in her colorful print Catherine Malandrino dress, not following the trend of the night, which were metallic, shiny gowns.


Nicole Kidman (TMZ Photos)

Not only is this strapless floral Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2011 dress gorgeous but it also really flatters her figure, all the emphasis going to her curves.


Heidi Klum (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images – POPEATER.com)

Heidi Klum looked heavenly in her gold sequined Julien MacDonald gown. The German supermodel always seems to pull off whatever she chooses to wear!


Ciara (Photo: Huffington Post)

The performer showed up at the red carpet looking like a sexy, modern version of a Greek Goddess. Not many would have the body to pull this outfit off but she definitely does!

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This Friday: Beat Zuckerberg and Raise Money for NYC Schools!

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Mark Zuckerberg, Founder and CEO of Facebook, announced that he is  donating $100 Million to New Jersey schools.
NYC SCHOOLS ARE ALSO IN NEED, LET’S BEAT ZUCKERBERG!

On November 19th, 2010 THE JONATHANS will kick off the campaign with their joint birthday party at Good Units. All proceeds from the event will go to New York City Schools.

PERFORMANCES BY

GALA – International Dance Pop Superstar
DJ VH1- Lady Gaga’s DJ
DJ NIKO – Popular Radio DJ and Personality

CHAPPO- Song Featured in new iPod commercial
SAADI – NYC electro indie pop
BLUEBRAIN – Electro Dance Pop Sensation
DJ JAKE B – (NYC/Good Fridays/Function)

THE STORY TELLERS – Lady Gaga’s Dance Troop

GAMES

SQUIDBALL – Imagine Nintendo Wii played with no controler and 500 people.

Squidball 4 @ New York Tech meetup 11/2/2010 from GreenDot Project on Vimeo.

SHITTY ADVICE FOR A DOLLAR – How Bad is Your Advice? Find out from Sally Golan Star of “Shitty Advice for a Dollar” as you give people the worst advice possible. Laugh your ass off as you read and share peoples insane counseling in this interactive exhibit by Social Exposure Media.

PRIZES, GIFTS, & SILENT AUCTION

Including: APPLE, SCOTT KAY JEWELERY, DREAM HOTEL, DOP DOP HAIR SALON, SINE NY, PRINCE MEDIA, and much more

Good Units: 353 West 57th Street New York, NY 10019

Friday Nov. 19th at 10pm – Saturday Nov. 20th at 4am.

RSVP to RSVP@beatzuckerberg.com. The event with free with a suggested donation and perks for VIP ticket holders.

LAST NIGHT’S EVENT: Partying With Bag Trends & LaLucca

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By Marcy Clark
Last night I went with fashionistas Engie Hassan, Sarah Anolik and Iman Hussein to Bag Guru Pamela Pekerman’s BagTrends event for LaLucca – a gorgeous collection of handbags! We had a fab time hob-nobbing with Pamela, our friend baker Tawny Ong (who recently designed an amazing cake for Lady Gaga), and many more fabulous, fashionable women.

One of the lines that LaLucca creates features Hand-Painted canvas. We wanted to share this BagTrends Q&A with husband and wife design team Aleksander Kirilov and Laura Pimentel. Enjoy!

By Pamela Pekerman

A marriage of fashion and art is the best way to describe not only LaLucca accessories, but also the husband-wife co-founders Laura Pimentel and Aleksandar Kirilov.

A Dominican Republican-born and internationally educated designer, Laura launched her handbag line in 2007 after graduating from Miami International University of Art & Designer with a focus in Accessory Design. Then in 2008 she decided to create a limited addition Art Bag line utilizing the artistic talents of her then boyfriend – now husband – Aleksandar, a Bulgarian-born artist whose become a major force in the emerging South Florida art scene. The LaLucca  Art Bag collection was so warmly received by shoppers and the press – including international VOGUE and Harpers Bazaar – that it’s become the focal point of the brand.

After meeting Laura and Aleksandar for lunch at Miami’s Shore Club in early December 2009, I knew we had to share their story with you. Enjoy.

BagTrends: the process of making a LaLucca art bag.

Laura Pimental: It’s involves combining the artwork made in canvas with leather. First the canvas is cut with the pattern of the bag then Aleksandar starts to create his painting. When the art is finished and signed, it’s sealed with a special coating that protects it from being damaged by water, scratches and life’s daily grind. Finally, the artwork is sent to the manufacturer for assembly. The process of making one bag can take up to a week or more, depending on Aleksandar’s painting process and inspiration.BT: are you influenced by the people and visuals of Miami?

Aleksandar Kirilov: Miami is a colorful city; there’s color everywhere. People here dress in bright hues. You can see that influence in our artbags and our leather bags collection.

BT: Which celebrities and people of interest are ideal reflections of the LaLucca brand?

Laura: The woman that wears our art bags is confident in her style and appreciates the relationship between art and fashion. She’s not afraid to stand out in the crowd and create a fashion statement. Celebrities like Nicole Richie, Eva Longoria, the Kardashian sisters, Lauren Conrad, Rachel Bilson, Fergie, Vanessa Hudgens, Blake Lively, Rihanna, and Sienna Miller all come to mind.

BT: Which is your favorite art bag to date?

Aleksandar: All of them are favorites. I can’t pick one.

Laura: My favorite is Dragon Waves and the Cleo fold-over clutch. Cleo is a Mini Wendy in blue with silver accents. It sold right away, but Aleksandar is painting canvas for new Mini Wendys.

BT: What’s new for LaLucca in spring/summer 2010?

Laura: For our leather collection we’re introducing six new styles that are very feminine with soft lines that add movement. For the artbags we introduced two different shapes, the Mini Wendy which is a smaller version (9.5in long vs 15in long) of the Wendy we introduced last year, and the Milla clutch which is a fun shape with a softer body.

BT: What’s it like working with your wife/husband?

Aleksandar: It’s fun. The trick is to forget about work once you enter the house. It’s not always easy, but we try.

Laura: We balance each other. I’m not very organized and Aleksandar is, so he’s always making sure I have everything in order and don’t loose things. We’re a great match in business and in our personal life!.

BT: What’s next for LaLucca?

Laura: We’re working on expanding our brand. We’ll be introducing scarves in the near future and we may create art bags that aren’t just one-of-a-kind. There might be styles that are limited edition, like one of fifty or one of a hundred in a particular style and artwork finish.

BT: Would you ever consider doing collaborations and if so with what artists? How about putting your art on someone else’s bags?

Laura: For the moment we’re happy with our in house artist! But, who knows, maybe in the future we’ll consider it.

When an We Get A Gaga Barbie?!

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By Jessica Li via FashionIndie

While it’s obvious that some of us have more time on our hands than others, Veik, a 29-year old doll maker from Beijing should be awarded for his achievements. I’ll be the first to admit that I’ve never quite gotten over Barbie, but Gaga Barbie is at a whole new level of coolness. Veik DIY-ed his Barbies and dressed them in some of Gaga’s most iconic ensembles – he even made a mini version of Mcqueen’s armadillos! We’re just wondering when these are going to be massed produced, because we plan on buying all of them.
When Can We Get a Gaga Barbie?!
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Q&A with Engie Hassan: Our Fashion Show Stylist Forecasts Fall/Winter 2010’s Must Haves

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by Marcy Clark

Engie Hassan, our wonderful stylist for the Women’s Mafia Fashion Week Shows on Feb. 9th and 17th has offered to share her insights on Fall/Winter’s 2010’s top trends and also what pieces we can and should hold on to for years to come.

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Women’s Mafia: We are very excited that you are styling the Women’s Mafia Fashion Week events this year! What elements of the shows are you most excited for the Press and Women’s Mafia members to see?

Engie Hassan: It’s always exciting to see fresh talent, and I am grateful to be a part of a team that provides a platform, literally and figuratively, from which fresh talent may emerge.

At this seasons event I am most excited for the press and Women’s Mafia members to have the opportunity to see the designers’ talent and hard work coming to life. Their collections are works of art and will leave the audience inspired and wanting more.

WM: What are some of the trends that you forecast seeing this Fashion Week?

EH: We will be seeing a lot of feminine touches, embellished accents, sleek shaped dresses, soft transparency, sheer blush frocks, soft draping and a lot of timeless pieces.

WM: What trends and style innovations are we seeing in the European Shows?

EH: Fashion as a whole maybe moving away from the hard-edged look, but a lot of the style innovations that I recently saw in the European Couture shows still had that attitude. There was a lot of “Lady Gaga” inspired collections.

While couture is always on a level of its own, the most classic designers like Emporio Armani dove into more theatrical and futuristic pieces. Continue reading