Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Flyer Nails

Posted By on Wed, May 30, 2012 at 10:12 AM

Look what we found on Instagram:

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Kitschynails, whoever you are, you have our attention! Any of you Flyer fans getting inspired?

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Street Style: Trolley Tour

Posted By on Tue, May 29, 2012 at 10:06 AM

While downtown Memphis was crawling with the undead for the Sixth Annual Memphis Zombie Massacre last Friday, we found some lively style-ites milling about South Main for the May Trolley Tour.

We spotted Kimberly at Abby Shoaf's art exhibition at the Russian Cultural Center. Kimberly is currently getting her masters at the Memphis Theological Seminary. "I guess I would describe my style as 'creative.' Things don't need to match, but they do need to have a flow," she said. And with Nine West shoes, Express shorts, and an Old Navy top, she added, "You don't have to spend a lot to look like you have a lot. That's the whole creative part."

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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Calling All Model Citizens!

Posted By on Wed, May 23, 2012 at 11:13 AM

Have you waited your whole life for a chance to be featured in the Flyer's Fall Fashion spread? You have? Well, then take the elevator to the Peabody Rooftop Party tomorrow at 6 p.m., and show us why you think you should model for us!

We will be there from 6 to 7 p.m. taking photos and learning more about our potential models. While this won't be a paid gig, we're sure a cameo in our Fall Fashion spread is worth some serious social currency:

Flyer Reader: "Did you see that hottie in the Flyer's Fall Fashion spread? I'd like to befriend him/hire him/date him/buy him a snow cone."

See how this works?

If you can't make it to tomorrow's party, don't fret! In addition to the May 24th Peabody Rooftop Party, we will be searching for models at the June 21st, July 19th, and August 16th parties.

So get your darling faces out there and be discovered.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

NKOTB Bike Basket Liner

Posted By on Tue, May 22, 2012 at 11:09 AM

My lovely co-worker Bianca — who, you'll remember, introduced me to magnetic nail polish — led the charge last week for our company's participation in Bike-to-Work Day. (We won third place! We got a plaque! Read all about it here!)

While this was certainly a feather in our company cap, nothing could eclipse Bianca's joy when she received her New Kids On The Block bike basket liner bag from Salvaged Stitch on Etsy. Having just procured a wire basket for her adorable mint green cruiser, Bianca was thrilled to find a liner bag with handles for easy transport and a theme her 10-year-old self would be proud to peddle around.

Dannys looking out for his eco-friendly, sustainable-living dream girl.
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    Danny's looking out for his eco-friendly, sustainable-living dream girl.
Salvaged Stitch has a lot of other NKOTB gear, including some things — tube tops, dresses, halter top and short sets — we wouldn't recommend for anyone but the most die-hard fans. But Bianca counts herself as one of those fans, so we gave her the go-ahead to get an entirely NKOTB-themed wardrobe.

And now, here's my favorite anecdote about Bianca and NKOTB: In the fourth grade, she gave a copy of NKOTB's "Please Don't Go Girl" (on cassette tape, of course) to her best friend who was moving away.

She's got a cool bike basket liner and a heart of gold, this one.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Street Style: Madison Avenue Cool

Posted By on Wed, May 16, 2012 at 2:10 PM

I feel good about two things today: One, James Brown is alive and well on a Madison Avenue sidewalk.

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And, two, people like Brittany are out and about, upping the cool factor and maintaining our city's hip style profile. She was gracious enough to let me snap her pic (after I awkwardly called after her and chased her down), as she was on her way back to work.

What first caught my attention was the casual but professional mix of a blue jean shirt and a black pencil skirt, paired with nude patent flats (from Payless!)

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But then I noticed her two-toned sunglasses (from Urban Outfitters) and smartly styled bun. Way cool.
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Now who can tell me more about this James Brown graffiti?

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Birchbox — For Men?

Posted By on Wed, May 9, 2012 at 2:13 PM

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Some of you have probably heard of Birchbox, a monthly subscription service that delivers sizable samples of beauty products right to your door. Not just any samples: For $10 a month, Birchbox tailors a box of deluxe samples to your particular beauty needs.

So far, it's been a service targeted at women. Women who, like me, delight in all the little sample bottles and enjoy a child-like sense of glee at opening a surprise package every month.

But dudes like surprises, too! And now they can join in the fun: Birchbox Man is here and it caters to the manicured man you've always wished you could be.

For those of you unfamiliar with Birchbox, here's a little peek at what I received in my April box. It had an Earth Week theme, and most of the products were natural and/or organic.

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You're looking at trial-size samples of Befine moisturizer and cleanser, Zoya nail polish, Taylor Swift's Wonderstruck fragrance, tea bags from Le Palais des Thés, and the Amika hair mask.

Of course, the man's version would look a little different (and for some reason costs $20 a month instead of $10?) Essentially, you'll get "grooming" products instead of beauty products, but the other services, like rewards points and tips on how to use your Birchbox samples will be the same. Go get your groom on.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Street Style: Bluff City Coffee

Posted By on Thu, May 3, 2012 at 8:44 AM

On our way to get a morning coffee fix, we ran into Heather from The American Institute of Architects in Memphis. She looked too adorable for us not to stop and ask about her outfit.

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Her dress is from Hoot + Louise, which she paired with these t-strap shoes with triangle heels:
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And styled with a bracelet by one of the artists at the National Ornamental Metal Museum:
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Heather describes her style as "comfortable and classic." Would that we all looked so good in the pursuit of comfort!

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