Friday, February 19, 2016

New York Fashion Week Fall 2016 Trend: "All About Pink!"

The photo above will give you a clue on how to update your look... New York Fashion Week Fall 2016 Trend: "All About Pink!" - A classic shade gets an unexpected update.
February 16, 2016 | by Mia Adorante, W Magazine

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Happy Valentine's Day -- PINK MANHATTAN Top Favorite Fragrances List

Happy Valentine's Day from PINK MANHATTAN! After many weeks of going sans fragrance, I'm back on a perfume kick, thanks to my current staples The Body Shop Vanilla and Britney Spears Fantasy, and a new favorite (also made by Elizabeth Arden which makes Fantasy), Taylor Swift Wonderstruck Enchanted, a red berry and vanilla scent. I think I smell Cashmeran musk here, but the muskiness and the accompanying patchouli don't bother me in this scent. It's vaguely reminiscent of XerJoff Casamorati 1888 but a steal at Walmart pricing; good enough for me for a quick berry fix, less musky than Ralph Lauren Big Pony No.2 (pink), a fresh but very sweet cranberry blend I enjoyed last year.

Are there any new launches that I love? The fragrance industry has gone out on a limb in recent years with unconventional launches, from a successful gender bender like Marc Jacobs Decadence (which I really liked; it reminded me of a sweeter Serge Lutens Gris Clair, but reviewers on Fragrantica compared it to Antonio by Antonio Banderas - must try) to the many renditions of modernized oud (Even CLEAN has one). The industry has shown it is perfectly capable of a sophisticated and mature direction, but sadly for me, the search for the right fragrance begins and ends with simple pleasures: vanilla, white flowers, berries, tropical fruit notes and coconut. Also, I'm still drawn to pink packaging, although I like the white limited edition bottle for Fantasy very much. Here's my Top Favorites list for February 2016:

1. Britney Spears Fantasy
2. The Body Shop Vanilla
3. Taylor Swift Wonderstruck Enchanted
4. Creed Virgin Island Water
5. Forever 21 Love & Beauty Coconut body mist

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Radioactive water leaks into groundwater at Indian Point

"Gov. Cuomo said the plant’s operator, Entergy, reported “alarming levels” of radioactivity at three monitoring wells, with one well’s radioactivity increasing nearly 65,000%.

"(...)The site, roughly 35 miles north of New York City, has been under increased scrutiny from Cuomo and other officials following several incidents. In December, Cuomo ordered an investigation into Indian Point after a series of unplanned shutdowns, citing potential risks to both the city and surrounding suburbs." Read the article: Radioactive water leaks into groundwater at Indian Point by Denis Slattery, New York Daily News 02/07/2016 Related article: Water leak at NY nuclear plant raises call for shut down by Lisa L. Colangelo, New York Daily News 02/08/2016

Saturday, February 06, 2016

Every Now and Then - Earth, Wind & Fire

"Every Now and Then" (writers: Jon Lind, Brock Walsh). From Touch the World, 1987

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

For Millennial Men, Gray Hair Is Welcome

"Gone are the days when guys would actively avoid graying hair. For a new generation of adventurous men, dyeing one’s hair gray is gaining traction, appropriating a naturally occurring phenomenon from older men and giving it a millennial twist." Read the article: For Millennial Men, Gray Hair Is Welcome by Max Berlinger, February 3, 2016 The New York Times

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Area Satirical Publication The Onion Sold To Univision (Seriously)

"Univision will acquire a 40 percent, controlling stake in The Onion, which includes the site, its influential sister popular-culture outfit The A.V. Club, the social media satire site Clickhole, and various book and video projects. Univision also will have the right to buy the humor company outright.

"The move comes at a time of transition and change for both organizations.

"Univision's dominance in Spanish language television has been based on a loyal but aging population. Latinos born in this country — a quickly growing segment of the population — are much more likely to consume media in English. Univision launched the English-language Fusion network in concert with Disney's ABC network to reach English-speaking Latinos, a venture that soon pivoted to reach millennials more generally." Read the article: Area Satirical Publication The Onion Sold To Univision (Seriously) by David Folkenflip, January 21, 2016 NPR