Red Carpet Beauty: Lupita Nyong'o At The 2014 MTV Movie Awards (Update En Espanol)

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At this point we’d create an event just to have Lupita strut her stuff on a red carpet…you know she would kill it.

Here is the Academy Award Winning actress slaying at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards…oh yes she's wearing Chanel Fall 2014 RTW. Yassss!

We’ll get back to that in a moment but let’s talk Lancôme first. Namely, the beauty inspiration for the event. 2014 MTV Movie AwardsWe love her hair style from celebrity stylist Larry Sims. Her makeup was fun and Celebrity makeup artist Nick Barose gave the recently appointed Lancôme ambassadress “sparkly, disco-inspired eyes” for tonight’s red carpet. Barose wanted to complement Nyong’o’s colorful dress with a silver metallic eye.

We got the scoop on the colors she’s rocking.




Here is the side by side of Lupita in Chanel and the same dress on the runway. I think we can a agree who wore it best! It’s Lupita, ICYDK. Lupita in Chanel

And finally, its not a proper fashion moment until theres a Lupita Nyong’o/Jared Leto moment. So here it is, enjoy.

2014 MTV Movie AwardsInspiración

El maquillista de celebridades, Nick Barose, le dio ojos brillantes, inspirados por la disco a la nueva embajadora de Lancôme, Lupita Nyong'o. Barose quería complementar el colorido vestido de Nyong'o con un look metálico de plata.




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Music festivals call for out-of-the box fashion and some major SPF.  So listen up because we have your beauty essentials to have you looking your best in the blazing sun! 
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P&G’s Orgullosa Launches the Nueva Latina Campaign to Celebrate and Showcase the Unique Experience of the Bicultural, Modern Latina

Orgullosa_09Last night, Procter & Gamble's (NYSE:PG) Orgullosa program – a platform created in 2011 to celebrate, empower and fuel Latinas’ accomplishments and dreams – unveiled its Nueva Latina campaign, a first-of-its-kind initiative that empowers women to define what it means to be a bicultural, modern Latina – the Nueva Latina. As part of the launch, Orgullosa debuted its production of the Nueva Latina Monologues in New York City which personifies the unique and complex Latina experience in the U.S. Orgullosa teamed up with popular Latina director and writer, Linda Nieves-Powell, to bring to life some of the real-life stories, topics and cultural themes that surround today's Latina in an effort to spark national dialogue and participation via its online community.

The Event
The campaign kicked off at the Helen Mills Theater where it celebrated with over 100 VIP guests in attendance. Guests were treated to an exclusive "Chicas Night Out" experience filled with entertainment, unlimited access to a beauty bar where stylists touched up hair, and special beauty care sampling of Olay®, Venus®, Clairol and Pantene® products, among other gifts. Special guests, Roselyn Sánchez and La La Anthony, were present as honorary guests and shared their personal anecdotes as bicultural Latinas.

"I'm so happy and honored to celebrate what it means to be a Latina of today. As Latinas we have so much cultural pride on where we come from and where we are going,” said Sánchez. "It's important to be able to share our blended cultures with others. It makes me proud to highlight everything that makes us unique and everything that we have accomplished as a community."

Orgullosa_06The Nueva Latina Monologues
Orgullosa recognizes that while there is a lot of pride in being a Latina, women experience ongoing “cultural cross roads” that aren’t always defined. With the help of Nieves-Powell, director and producer of award-winning plays and short stories, Orgullosa personified the Latina experience through a scripted performance that conveyed emotion, comedy and authenticity on culturally-relevant themes that aren't widely discussed.

While the U.S. Latina experience is vast and broad, Nieves-Powell focused on developing scripts that reflect topics and themes that many bicultural women could identify with and rally behind such as: the blending of two cultures, balancing family expectations and traditions, sustaining language and breaking Latino cultural idiosyncrasies and stereotypes.

“I was excited to partner with Orgullosa to give a voice to the bicultural Latina,” said Nieves-Powell. “I wanted to capture the evolution and journey of this woman, from her cultures colliding while growing up, to her triumphs in successfully balancing the two worlds. Ultimately, it portrays that today’s Latina is proud of who she is and is fully embracing her dual lifestyles,” added Nieves-Powell.

The Campaign
Through its Nueva Latina campaign, Orgullosa aims to showcase the diversity of the Hispanic experience by soliciting real-life testimonials from its online community. It also celebrates the undeniable bond that Latinas share as “mujeres con La Falda Bien Puesta™”, which literally translates to “women who have their skirts well placed” – or women who don’t settle for walking the same path, but make a new one every day.

A recent study conducted by ORC International on behalf of Orgullosa found that while almost all Latinas (98 percent) are proud of their culture, an overwhelmingly 89 percent of those surveyed feel equally as American as they do Latina. However, a little over half (54 percent) feel that media portrayals of modern bicultural Latinas are not accurate representations; and over half (57 percent) feel that being a bicultural Latina can sometimes be stressful.

"At P&G, we understand that there is no singular definition to describe the Latina experience or her ongoing efforts to balance two cultural worlds," said Luis Restrepo, Brand Manager for Orgullosa. "The Nueva Latina campaign offers a unique forum for Latinas to discuss their own opinions, observations and even share stories of their own experience through the Orgullosa community."

To support its Nueva Latina campaign, Orgullosa activities will include:

  • Providing exclusive online access to the Nueva Latina Monologues via its Orgullosa Facebook page that will be supported by key activations to mobilize participation starting the week of March 17th
  • A special showing of the Nueva Latina Monologues at Hispanicize -- the iconic, largest annual event for Latino trendsetters and newsmakers in social media, journalism, advertising, PR, film, music and innovation
  • Debut of Orgullosa's blogger ambassadors to support Nueva Latina initiatives: Queen of Swag (Los Angeles), Traveling Latina (Chicago) and Mama Contemporánea (New York)
  • Integrated print and online media partnerships that celebrate everyday inspirational women that embody the Nueva Latina spirit

To learn more about Orgullosa's Nueva Latina or to be part of the community, please visit Orgullosa Facebook page or register at

Doctors, Chefs, Athletes, and Authors to Headline the 4th Annual New York City Vegetarian Food Festival

veg festCardiologists, restaurant owners, vegan chefs, and world-class athletes will be among those taking the stage at the 4th annual New York City Vegetarian Food Festival, March 1-2, in Manhattan.

There will also be more than 100 vendors of vegan lifestyle products and foods, many offering samples. Rounding out the attractions will be stand-up comedy, craft activities and storytelling for children, and a raffle benefiting the New York Coalition for Healthy School Food.

Festival organizers said the event is designed to appeal to a variety of consumers, not just vegans/vegetarians. “Don’t let the name mislead you. This Festival is for non-vegetarians and vegetarians alike,” said Festival co-founder Sarah Gross. “If you’re interested in good food, new products, health and wellness, or simply looking for something entertaining (and educational) for both you and your kids, this is a must-attend event!”

The Festival is presented under the auspices of the U.S. Veg Corp. It was launched in 2011 as a one-day event. However, overflow crowds and an entrance line stretching 4 city blocks for most of the day convinced the organizers to double capacity. "The interest in this event has been incredible with people traveling from all over the world to attend. Every year we strive to make the event bigger and better to keep up with the demand and provide patrons and participants alike an enjoyable experience with lots of take-aways," said the Festival’s other co-founder, Nira Paliwoda.

A complete listing of presenters and vendors can be found at

Dr. Robert Ostfeld, a Yale- and Harvard-trained cardiologist, will be one of this year’s speakers. His presentation will cover the benefits of a plant-based diet for heart health. Another cardiologist, Dr. Joel Kahn, will present “Ten Holistic Tips to Strengthen Your Heart.”

The chef/owners of the acclaimed Vedge restaurant in Philadelphia will also be on hand. Richard Landau and Kate Jacoby plan to offer up delectable recipes and stories from the cutting edge of vegan cuisine.

Award-winning runner, reporter, and author Ellen Jaffe Jones will give two talks, including “Managing a Vegan Diet on a Shoestring,” which aims to counter the popular misconception that vegan diets are only for upscale trendsetters.

Latham Thomas, the author of Mama Glow: A Hip Guide to Your Fabulous Abundant Pregnancy, will give a talk and sign copies of her popular books.

Other presenters during the weekend will include chef Kevin Archer, animal rights lawyers Mariann Sullivan and Sherry F. Colb, dietitian Ashley Koff, popular bloggers Lauren Walls and Jasmin Singer, Steve “Sproutman” Meyerwitz, personal trainer Greg Sher, and Comedy Central’s favorite vegan comedian, Myq Kaplan, will deliver one of his hilarious routines.

Notable chefs from The Natural Gourmet Institute will be conducting delicious cooking demonstrations, while the NYC Vegetarian and Vegan Families Meetup will be on hand at the Kumquat Kids Area where the schedule is packed all weekend with fun and educational activities for kids of all ages.

Among the exhibitors, Festival-goers can look up Nuttin’ Ordinary (raw vegan spreads), Plant Fusion (protein supplements), Just the Food (fusion tacos), Rescue Chocolate (bars and truffles, with profits benefiting animal welfare), and Alchemy Creamery (dairy-free ice cream), among many others.

A complete listing of presenters and vendors can be found at

The NYC Vegetarian Food Festival will take place 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday, March 1-2, at the Metropolitan Pavilion (125 West 18th Street, between 6th and 7th Avenues). Tickets can be purchased in advance at or at the door.

Macy’s Salutes Culture-Defining Eras of Black Style in Celebration of Black History Month 2014

BHM_adThis February, culture-defining trends take center stage as Macy’s (NYSE:M) examines the influence of Black style in celebration of Black History Month 2014. From the Harlem Renaissance to urban wear and high-fashion glamour, Black style has influenced popular culture for decades. Through special events and panel discussions at select Macy’s stores across the country, style experts and thought leaders, such as famed fashion editor Constance White, supermodel Beverly Johnson and actress Tracee Ellis Ross, will highlight the uniqueness of Black fashion and how many of these styles have been adopted, reinterpreted and reinvigorated by new generations, inspiring countless fashion-savvy ladies and gentlemen of today.

“As a retailer with more than 150 years of fashion history, Macy’s has seen the evolution of Black style firsthand and we are thrilled to examine and celebrate the style icons and trends that have defined generations, in honor of Black History Month,” said Martine Reardon, chief marketing officer for Macy’s. “As part of our annual celebration of the cultural and historical contributions made by African-Americans, these series of events will take a meaningful fashion journey through time, highlighting Black style influences past, present and future.”

For more than 15 years, Constance White has defined her legacy as a fashion reporter and style guru for women, especially African-American women. She has served as a fashion reporter for the “New York Times” and editor-in-chief of “Essence”. Now consulting editor for Silicon Valley start-up, White also made history as the first and only black executive fashion editor at a major fashion magazine, “Elle”. With her new guest role as lead panelist at select Macy’s stores, White will share her insight into popular trends originating in the African-American community, current style leaders shaping the fashion landscape and her advice for pulling off some of the most popular trends seen on the sidewalk and the catwalk.

“Black culture has impacted style around the world from the rich Holland cloth of Nigeria to the cool turbans young women and men are wearing in every American city. It’s a style that’s rich, innovative and cool. I’m excited to join Macy’s in giving it its due,” said Constance White.

Macy’s Black History Month Celebration 2014 also coincides with the 40th anniversary of Beverly Johnson’s historic “VOGUE” cover. In August 1974, Beverly became the first black model to grace the cover of the iconic magazine. This event broke the color barrier in the fashion world, forever changing the beauty ideal in the fashion world and paved the way for future Black women in the fashion industry. A long-time entrepreneur and hair and fashion influencer, theNew York Times” has named her to their “20th Century’s 100 Most Influential People in the Fashion Industry” list.

“I was very excited to learn that Macy’s is devoting a great deal of time and energy to the subject of Black style and how it influences pop culture,” Johnson commented. “Tracee Ellis Ross and Constance White always have something insightful and entertaining to offer, and I look forward to appearing with them.”

Following the panel discussion, Macy’s will host a reception for its customers along with an informal fashion show highlighting recreated trends from different style eras.

From Feb. 1-28, visit to enter for a chance to win a Delta Vacations trip for two to New York City and a $1,000 Macy's shopping spree. (Please visit for complete entry rules or visit the event store for more information).

Below are the stores and select information for Macy’s – Eras of Black Style events:

Macy’s Union Square – San Francisco – Feb. 5 at 6:30 p.m.
Macy’s Baldwin Hills – Los Angeles – Feb. 6 at 6 p.m.
Macy’s Galleria Hidalgo – Houston – Feb. 8 at 2 p.m.
Macy’s Center City – Philadelphia – Feb. 12 at 5:30 p.m.
Macy’s Herald Square – New York City – Feb. 13 at 6 p.m.
Macy’s State Street – Chicago – Feb. 19 at 5:30 p.m.
Macy’s Lenox – Atlanta – Feb. 20 at 6 p.m.
Macy’s Aventura – Miami – Feb. 22 at 2 p.m.
Macy’s Pittsburgh – Pittsburgh – Feb. 26 at 5:30 p.m.
Macy’s Metro Center – Washington, D.C. – Feb. 27 at 5:30 p.m.

For a complete listing of Macy’s Black History Month events, please visit

Tonight: Pussy Riot at Barclays Center to Shed Light on Human Rights Abuses in Putin's Russia

As the world's attention turns to Sochi,Russia, and the start of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games, two of Russia's most well-known and outspoken advocates are in Brooklyn, telling of a very different Russia than the one portrayed by Vladimir Putin. 

CBGB Festival has flown Nadezhda "Nadya" Tolokonnikova and Maria "Masha" Alyokhina to New York to participate in tonight's Amnesty International Concert, Executive Produced by punk rock legends CBGB Festival, to share stories of the Russia they know, one where they were jailed for nearly two years after shooting an anti-Putin video in a church.
By sharing their experiences, they are hoping to spread the message that speaking out is a freedom worth fighting for.

"The world is changing places rapidly and it is time to bring back the spirit of the original Amnesty Concerts. Russia's current situation will engage new citizens to join the fights Amnesty International is committed to," Tim Hayes, CBGB Festival founder and tonight's executive producer, said.
Imagine Dragons, The Frey, Ms. Lauren Hill, The Flaming Lips, Cake, Yoko Ono, The Cold War Kids,Colbie Caillat, Tegan and Sara and Sir Bob Geldoff will be joining Pussy Riot on stage tonight at 8pmat the Barclay's Center to send the message to the world that human rights are not something we can afford to ignore.
As the world gets the first glimpses of a Sochi 'not quite ready for prime time,' Brooklyn will get first-hand reports of the human rights violations that Pussy Riot has been exposing for years, shedding light on what life in Russia can really be like for those who dare to speak out.

From 1986 to 1998, Amnesty International was known for their "Human Rights Concerts" with headliners that included such mega-stars as Bruce Springsteen, Sting and Peter Gabriel. Tonight's concert will be a return to that spirit of shedding light on human rights atrocities around the world

A Toboggan in Times Square? It’s About To Go Down At Super Bowl Boulevard Engineered by GMC



For four exciting days, Super Bowl Boulevard Engineered by GMC is the biggest and brightest show on Broadway. Spanning thirteen blocks along one of the world's most famous streets (Broadway between 34th & 47th Streets) the Boulevard is the epicenter for NFL fans during Super Bowl XLVIII celebrating all things football. Fans from all over the world and residents of the region will stop by to engage with the NFL, the New York/New Jersey Host Committee and the League's broadcasting partners and sponsors.

Critics agree that Boulevard serves as a remarkable opening act to what surely will be "the COOLEST game in history."

To register for a FREE Super Bowl Boulevard Engineered by GMC badge, click here.

Check out all the events and things to check out in and around the Boulevard.

Main attractions along the Boulevard include:


Dates: January 29 - February 1
Time: 5:30 PM nightly and run for 10 minutes every 30 minutes until 9:30PM
Location: Storefront of Macy's in Herald Square (34th Street & Broadway)
This spectacular video show on the façade of the famous Macy's storefront at Herald Square is a visual celebration of football. Shows will begin at 5:30 PM nightly and run for 10 minutes every 30 minutes until 9:30PM. Rain, sleet or Hail Mary, this is the NFL like you've never seen it before!


Dates: Sunday, Jan 17 - Monday, Feb 4
Time: 10AM - 10PM daily
Location: 4th floor of Macy's in Herald Square (34th Street & Broadway)
Come check out the largest NFL Shop at Super Bowl ever! It will have largest assortment of Super Bowl gear including exclusive merchandise, NY/NJ themed product, customizable merchandise, Homegating product, player signings, championship gear, and free giveaways. Macy's Herald Square iconic windows will also feature NFL themed visuals. Please check back for detailed schedule of events.


Dates: January 29 - February 1
Time: Tented spaces will be open from 12PM - 10PM daily. The NFL PLAY 60 Field experience will be open from 12PM - 5PM daily.
Location: Between 34th & 35th streets
Hey Kids! Step into the animated world of the NFL at the NFL RUSH ZONE Experience in a heated, tented space to learn more about the Guardians who protect the NFL and all 32 teams. Enter the RUSH ZONE! Get in the game with NFL PLAY 60 to show how you can stay active and healthy in any weather on the NFL PLAY 60 Field or explore our heated, tented space to find out how you can join the NFL PLAY 60 movement. For boys & girls ages 6-13.


Dates: January 29 - February 1
Time: Autographs: 12PM - 5PM daily; Concerts: 8PM daily
Location: Between 39th & 40th streets
From 12PM - 5PM daily, the autograph stage engineered by GMC offers FREE autographs from some of your favorite NFL stars. At 8PM, the concert stage comes alive with some of the best talent New York has to offer. Throw on an extra layer, embrace the cold and enjoy the show. A list of all NFL players signing on the autograph stage engineered by GMC will be made available by Monday, January 27th. Click here for the list of appearances
Wednesday night - Bacon Brothers
Thursday night - Michael Cavenaugh
Friday night - Café Wha? Band
Saturday night - Blondie
Click here for more information and a list of musical acts and performances


Dates: January 29 - February 1
Time: 12PM - 10PM
Location: Between 40th & 41st streets
At 60 feet tall and 180 feet long, this 8-lane Toboggan Run Engineered by GMC promises a winter memory for adults and kids alike. Tickets are $5 per ride and can be purchased at the ticket kiosks at plaza adjacent to 1095 Avenue of the Americas (Met Life building at the southwest corner of West 42nd Street and the Avenue of the Americas) or at the NFL Shop at Super Bowl in Macy's. All proceeds will benefit MillionTreesNYC. Ticket kiosks are open from 10am-9:30pm ET and are located at plaza adjacent to 1095 Avenue of the Americas (Met Life building at the southwest corner of West 42nd Street and the Avenue of the Americas).

  • Under 36": Not allowed to ride
  • 36" - 42": Can ride accompanied by an adult
  • 42" or Taller: Must ride alone

Dates: January 29 - February 1
Time: 12PM - 10PM
Location: Between 42nd and 43rd streets
The Super Bowl XLVIII Roman Numerals are the brightest lights on Broadway. At 20 feet tall, they serve as an iconic background and perfect photo opportunity for all NFL fans.


Dates: January 29 - February 1
Time: 12PM - 10PM
Location: Broadway between 43rd and 44th streets
The NYC & Company Welcome Center will feature trained tourism professionals who can provide suggestions on everything from restaurants in the area to must-see sights in NYC's outer boroughs. For all there is to see and do in NYC visit


Dates: January 29 - February 1
Time: 12PM - 10PM
Location: Between 43rd & 44th streets
Football's most prestigious award, the Vince Lombardi Trophy, awaits all fans and provides a rare experience to capture on film and share with friends.


Dates: January 29 - February 1
Time: 12PM - 10PM
Location: Between 35th & 36th streets
A celebration of the host region featuring the "Join the Huddle Tour"” with interactive football activities for fans of all ages and the "Video Park," a dynamic multi-sensory video journey through the host region.


Dates: January 29 - February 1
Time: 12PM - 10PM
Location: Between 42nd and 43rd streets
Visit the GMC area to create your own EA SPORTS Madden cover, take a photo with the Super Bowl MVP Trophy & enter for a chance to win a 2015 Yukon.


Dates: January 29 - February 1
Time: 12PM - 10PM
Location: Between 37th & 38th streets
Be the first to score a free slice of Papa John's newest pizza creation and check out the '72 Camaro that started it all!


Dates: January 29 - February 1
Time: 12PM - 10PM
Location: Between 46th & 47th streets
McDonald's street teams will be roaming Super Bowl Boulevard providing Premium Roast Coffee to help keep fans warm. Be on the lookout for your McCafé Coffee, courtesy of McDonald's!


Dates: January 29 - February 1
Time: 12PM - 10PM
Location: Between 45th and 46th streets
Think you have what it takes to kick the ball through the goal posts? Here's your chance! Test your ability to kick an extra point through the NFL uprights.


Dates: January 29 - February 1
Time: 12PM - 10PM
Location: Between 41st and 42nd streets
Come by the SNICKERS and M&M's spot for a chocolate treat and some fun football games for all ages!


Dates: January 29 - February 1
Time: 12PM - 10PM
Location: Between 36th and 37th streets
The Xbox One Tailgaming Zone brings together the best of everything you love - gaming, entertainment, and football. Get hands-on with the all-in-one entertainment system by playing the hottest new games, and experiencing how the NFL on Xbox One is changing the game.


Dates: January 29 - February 1
Time: 12PM - 10PM
Location: Between 42nd and 43rd streets Stats Zone with insights by SAP is a high-tech, interactive experience that transports fans into a world of numbers, images and insights about the NFL.


Dates: January 29 - February 1
Time: 12PM - 10PM
Location: Between btw 37th and 38th streets
Experience that magic moment NFL players have as they enter the field on game day. Run through a stadium tunnel, jump onto the field and show your team love by filming an "Are You Fan Enough" video!


Dates: January 29 - February 1
Time: 12PM - 10PM
Location: Between 38th and 39th streets
Bridgestone salutes those who perform their best when it matters most and engineers their tires to do the same. Visit the Bridgestone CITE trailer for a chance to create your own performance moment.

  • NFL NETWORK: 41ST & Broadway
  • ESPN: 34TH & Broadway
  • FOX: 46TH & Broadway

NOTE: Super Bowl Boulevard registration is not manditory but is recommended for an enhanced experience.

By registering, you will be entered for a chance to win (2) tickets to Super Bowl XLVIII*. You can re-use your FREE badge multiple days as well, you do not have to re-register if you are coming back! Also, registering online will allow you to pick-up your badge at Super Bowl Boulevard where you can:

  • Take a photo with the Vince Lombardi Trophy!
  • Receive FREE autographs from NFL players! Click here for the list of appearances
  • Kick a field goal through NFL uprights!
  • Visit the broadcast sets of NFL Network, ESPN and FOX!
  • Ride the 60' foot toboggan ($5 per ride donated to MillionTreesNYC)!
  • Visit NFL sponsor displays and receive FREE giveaways!

You will need your unique code in order to receive your Super Bowl Boulevard badge. This will allow you access to all the attractions and allow you to receive photos and videos that you can share with your friends. You can pick up your badge with any one of our NFL Brand Ambassadors located on every corner of every block from 34th to 47th streets on Broadway. You can also pick up your badge at the toboggan ticket sales window located at plaza adjacent to 1095 Avenue of the Americas (Met Life building at the southwest corner of West 42nd Street and the Avenue of the Americas)

You must be 18 or over to register online. Fans may also register on-site at Super Bowl Boulevard with one of the NFL Brand Ambassadors. A parent or legal guardian must register for minors under the age of 18 and may do so either online or on-site.

Ricky’s Hosts The ‘Ru-Veal’ Party of “Rupaul’s Drag Race” Themed Window Displays

_MG_0024Logo TV partners with 14 Ricky’s NYC stores to create customized window displays “Ru-veiling” an individual contestant in each window from the new cast of the upcoming season of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” premiering February 2014.  The creative includes a life-sized standee of the featured queen in an environment inspired by the key art from this season. 

_MG_0021New York City’s latest and greatest drag hopefuls including BIANCA DEL RIO, MILK and VIVACIOUS of the upcoming sixth season of LOGO TV’s hit series “RuPaul’s Drag Race.”  Additional past queens in attendance will include PANDORA BOXX (Season 2, Miss Congeniality,) BEBE ZAHARA BENET (Season 1,) VENUS D’LITE (Season 3) and JIGGLY CALIENTE (Season 4.)  Music will be provided by MIMI IMFURST (All Stars.)

These New York Queens are not in the running for Miss Congeniality (though Sandra Bullock would be a fun guest judge…seriously, who wouldn’t be a fun guest judge?!)

DSC_0849At the event we  met some of the season six NYC-based contestants (Bianca Del Rio, Vivacious and Milk). We also got a look at the new color and fragrance products from Mother Ru!

ICYDK RuPaul is partnering with Colorevolution on the line, a beauty collection that includes a fine-fragrance and ultra-rich pigment cosmetic line exclusively available in Ricky’s stores.

DSC_0850And Ricky’s makeup specialists perform drag queen inspired marvelous mini makeovers to guests.Ricky’s Hosts The ‘Ru-Veal’ Party of “Rupaul’s Drag Race” Party

A Throwback: MIMI IMFURST (from All Stars) was in Dj mode & serving up hits!

My BFF Thomas posed for a quick pic with some of the queens of the night!



Broadway seamstress and “Queen of Mean” Bianca Del Rio will tell it like it is, and read a bitch down! A self-professed insult comic, Bianca’s razor sharp wit will sting her fellow competitors… because it usually comes from a very truthful place.

MILK Ricky’s Hosts The ‘Ru-Veal’ Party of “Rupaul’s Drag Race”MILK

Who wants Milk? With her jaw-dropping avant-garde gender-f*** club kid looks, very soon all of America will be falling in love with this dairy queen. A giant glamazon who towers over the rest of the queens, Milk’s determination to stay true to her campy persona will either win the judges over… or cost her the crown.

VIVACIOUS Ricky’s Hosts The ‘Ru-Veal’ Party of “Rupaul’s Drag Race” Themed Window DisplaysVIVACIOUS

One of the original 90s New York City club kids, this Jamaican queen considers her drag to be “living art.” Well known in the New York City straight club scene, she considers herself an “ambassador of drag,” and won’t be shy about educating the fishy young things in the competition about the history of their craft.


Meeting a few of these contestants has got us even more excited for the drama in store…

So get ready, hunty, because it's nearing your favorite time of year... when 'Drag Race' premieres this FebRUary. For more on the show & Queens visit: RuPaul's Drag Race Season 6

Las Mujeres Legendarias: @Ford Recognizes the Achievements of Five Legendary Latinas

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Ford Motor Company has a long history of recognizing the achievements of women in our society. While most people know her as the wife of Henry Ford, Clara Bryant Ford was a philanthropist and community leader in her own right and a key figure in the long history of influential women. In the footsteps of Clara Bryant Ford, this past Thursday, December 12th, Ford conducted a private event to honor five Hispanic women for his constant contributions to the Latino community in the tri-state area.

Mujeres Legendarias de Ford NY1During the event, the automaker honored the women of today under the slogan "Legendary Women of Ford" that day left an indelible mark for their hard work in their daily lives. Initiative was launched at the National Month History of Women in order to honor Hispanic women who embody the basic features of Ford - smart, sustainable, quality and safety.

LeAura Mujer LegendariaI was invited to attend and meet the honorees (and walk the carpet). The Legendary Women selected to represent the 22 million shares outstanding Latinas in the U.S. who are making a difference in the workplace, home, environment and community.Mujeres Legendarias de Ford NY6

"Ford is proud to honor Neyda, Vicglamar, Sobeida, Jessenia Merijoel and for his leadership and contributions to the Hispanic community in the city of New York," said Alvaro Cabal, Director of Multicultural Relations at Ford Motor Company.

"Women are at the forefront of change and are contributing significantly to an increase in its progress and power," said Sheryl Connelly, Director of Global Trend Ford. "As the world changes, women obviously change with it," Connelly noted. "Every day, the world is changing and women play a key role in the changes that are occurring."


Mujeres Legendarias de Ford NY7Leadership: entrepreneurs, executives, small business owners or directors of nonprofit organizations: Neyda Martinez Cultural Ambassador, PBS Latino Americans

Super Mom America: a role model for his family and community, encouraging other parents in person or online with their experience and knowledge: Vicglamar Torres,

Eco America: sets a positive change regarding environmental problems and works to educate and protect the public from environmental hazards: Sobeida Cruz, New York Power Authority

Defenders in the Community: influence public policy on social, economic and cultural issues. Organized groups around a cause and work to implement the changes that have positive and lasting effects: Merijoel Duran Univision Network

Latina Trailblazer: latina copy that breaks barriers and works to improve the quality of life of Latinas in the U.S.: Jessenia Francisco, ALPFA-NY


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New York Get’s A New Taxi You’ll Love: The @Nissan NV200 #HailYes

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I was invited to Chelsea Piers for a Ride & Drive event with Nissan. This was a little different from ride & drive events I’ve been on. I checked out the new ride, got to drive and also ride along to Times Square with a veteran NYC cabbie!

So technically, I drove a cab…but I cant say I’m a real ‘Taxi Driver.’

nissan in times square

It was the official launch of the all-new Nissan NV200 Taxi which aims to redefine metro cab service and features content specifically designed to meet the needs of New Yorkers.


No air fresheners, extra mobile phone batteries or yoga moves needed!

That’s right, New York's iconic yellow cab is getting a decidedly futuristic update.

The spacious, state-of-the-art Nissan NV200 will begin ferrying 600,000 passengers daily around the city that never sleeps. With a low-annoyance horn, opening side windows, and sliding doors with a retractable side step for easy entry, it’s set to change not only the face of the taxi, but of the Big Apple itself.

NV200™ Taxi Interior Details passenger

Fare Payment Made Easy
A handy backseat cash port lets you swipe your credit card, or use the wireless RFID reader (Radio-frequency identification)—along with systems like Google Wallet—to pay for your ride.
Passengers also get their own climate control, and the added convenience of standard USB ports and a 12-volt charging plug. Yes, so charge your phone and devices as you ride!

NV200™ Taxi Interior Details legroom

2nd-row Three Passenger Bench Seat
The back seat is wide, and there's plenty of leg room and head room for a comfortable ride around NYC.

There’s also overhead reading lights, and floor lighting to help passengers locate their belongings.

The ride is smooth especially in the anti-fatigue seats. At 6’0 in flats, legroom is very important!

NV200™ Taxi Interior Details Times Square view

Panoramic Glass Roof Panel
Once inside, passengers will ride higher and enjoy one of the most innovative features—a transparent roof that provides unique views of NYC’s world famous sights and skyscrapers.

With the panoramic roof providing sky-views of the city, you’ll feel like a tourist (endlessly looking up at the views).  For more specs: Visit


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