The Weekender

Listening to:

Bullet by La Roux

Drinking:

Town Asia

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Mixologist:

 ALBERT TRUMMER of Town

Ingredients:
1 and 1/2 sticks lemongrass, cut into 1/4-inch pieces 
Juice of 2 limes 
1 and 1/2 teaspoons simple syrup, or to taste (recipe below)
1 paper-thin slice of peeled fresh ginger 
2 ounces Tanqueray No. Ten gin 
2 ounces club soda

Mixing Instructions:
Place lemongrass, lime juice, simple syrup, and ginger in a food processor, and purée. Allow to rest for 30 minutes. Pass purée through a fine strainer. Pour the juice into a shaker filled with ice, and add the gin. Shake well. Strain into a glass filled with ice, dilute with club soda, and stir to incorporate.

To make simple syrup: 
Combine 1 cup granulated sugar and 1 cup water in a saucepan. Bring the mixture to a boil for a few seconds. Set aside to cool.

Wearing:

Jennifer Gold Mine gloves by 2BD

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I recently acquired a disturbingly fabulous Alice & Olivia dress ridden with larger-then-life shoulder pads and a strikingly sexy open back. Just when I couldn’t have been more pleased with my find, Serena van der Woodsen just had to make me wish I had purchased it in green, when she dazzled in it on this weeks episode.

To make the dress my own again, I have been on a hunt for fingerless driving gloves to add a rocker edge to this 80s style dress. Instead, I happened upon a scandalous array of studs on everything from sunglasses to shoulder pads at  the online boutique 2BD. However, it was not until I saw their array of gloves, especially these Jennifer Gold Mine’ Gloves and the Chain Reaction’ Gloves that I was absolutely smitten.

Lusting:

Combat Boots by Rag and Bone

Consider Styling with:

Those who know me could safely say I am definitely not a ‘combat boot person’, but this irrefutable clash reverence and femininity, makes these boots a pair that I would love to hate.  After styling your new utterly wicked alter ego, with the help of a bag and dress by Alexander Wang and a disastrous necklace of chains by Fallon, you will love the you, you no longer recognize. 

Doing:

Sample Sale ing

Let’s be honest…. who doesn’t love a good sample sale? And this weekend there are plenty to choose from:

What: Lela Rose
Why: Seventy-five percent off fancy outfits with a Southern sensibility.
When: Nov. 18-20. Wed. & Thurs., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: 224 W. 30th St., b/t Seventh & Eighth Aves., 13th flr. (212-947-9204).

What: Christain Lacoix
Why: Coats, jackets, pants, tops, and dresses from past seasons are 75 percent off.
When: Nov. 18-21. Wed.-Fri., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: 260 Fifth Ave., at 29th St., grd. flr

What: Rebecca Minkoff
Why: Our girl with the mean bag-making habit unleashes her latest (which includes ready -to-wear).
When: Nov. 18-22. Wed.-Sun., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Where: 17 W. 17th St., b/t Fifth & Sixth Ave

What: Inhabit
Why: Classic cashmere items are $80 (reg. $278-$328). Cotton basics are $50 (reg. $158-$198). 
When: Nov. 18 & 19. Wed. & Thurs., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: 1441 Broadway, b/t 40th & 41st Sts., 24th flr

What: Steven Alan
Why: Blowout featuring labels you love (The Lake & Stars, Sophmore). House-label shirts for dudes are $65; Demylee cashmere cardigans for gals are $90. 
When: Nov. 19-22. Thurs. & Fri., 8:30 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sat., noon-7 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m.
Where: 87 Franklin St., b/t Broadway & Church St. (212-219-3305). 

*courtesy of http://dailycandy.com

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