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PATENT LEATHER PUMPS

January 24, 2008

They say beauty is pain. But does it also have to be embarrassing? I don’t know what I was thinking when I walked into an Aldo earlier this month and purchased a pair of black, patent leather platforms/pumps that I could hardly walk in at the store let alone on the street. After spending a […]

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FORBIDDEN RED LIPS

January 7, 2008

After plotting what I would wear to a friend’s birthday which always turns out to be a semi-college reunion, I decided it was about time I try the red lipstick craze that took over the pages of almost every beauty and fashion magazine last fall. Since I was wearing a red high-waisted, body hugging, knee-length […]

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EYE GLAMOUR

My mother discouraged applying mascara on a everyday basis. “It will make your eyelashes fall off,” she continues to say today. And after countless mornings of waking up to racoon eyes, I wondered if I was the only woman who had trouble removing the black gunk. No cleanser wipe was strong enough to remove the […]

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Have a Chic New Year’s Eve

December 26, 2007

If your friends haven’t stopped texting or e-mailing you about your New Year’s Eve plans, you’re not alone. With the first of January only a few days away, chic New Yorkers are quickly finalizing their holiday plans before tickets to the hottest spots are sold out. I personally prefer counting down to the new year […]

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ROGER BONDS, OR BARRY CLEMENS ?

December 20, 2007

After former senator George Mitchell released a report that states 89 Major League Baseball players including Roger Clemens used illegal performance-enhancing drugs, many sports fanatics have had lots to say on the topic, including Be Chic Mag contributor Antonio Reynoso: “Barry Bonds”. The name alone brings chills down the spine of a baseball purest. “Roger […]

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SHOP AND DRINK

December 10, 2007

… AT THE SCHLOCK JOINT After they saw a need to promote urban sophistication throughout all of New York and not just in trendy areas like Williamsburg and the Lower East Side, long time friends Iran Ortiz and Marlyn Jimenez founded The Schlock Joint. With this new concept the two amigas hope to help up-and-coming […]

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EXCITED OVER EBERJEY

December 5, 2007

LINGERIE SAMPLE SALE The time of year has come when older, male professionals are asking their younger, hip co-workers where they can purchase a nice pair of lingerie or “pajamas” as my colleague phrased it for a low cost. If you’re asked for some shopping tips, let your pals know that Eberjey– the lingerie and […]

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CLERKS GOING OUT OF THEIR WAY

November 29, 2007

TOURIST GETS SPECIAL SUBWAY SERVICE Having lived in New York all my life I often feel as if I’ve seen it all and almost nothing surprises me. But that wasn’t the case on the day of the Christmas Tree Lighting at Rockefeller Center. As I waited for the downtown F train in the middle of day at […]

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MAKE-UP MAKEOVER

November 28, 2007

With only 33 days left until the new year, chic girls everywhere are getting ready to update their look for 2008. And there’s a must-go-to beauty workshop by celebrity make-up artist Jackie Gomez on December 6th where she’ll give expert tips on applying make-up for the holidays and the new year. “This fall was all […]

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IS NEW YORK LOSING ITS FLAVOR?

November 22, 2007

Just a few years ago the Meatpacking District was the place to be for “it” New Yorkers. And though the cobblestone neighborhood continues to be the heart of Manhattan Clubs I recently realized that the New York City of today is more different than ever. Of course every city, every neighborhood changes with each decade […]

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