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Get Dressed To This: Who Wears the Pants?

10 Jul


Most of the fashion features I have here just-so-happen to included dresses. Maybe it’s because I’m a dress girl? Or maybe it’s simply because on the female form, dresses remain the go-to item for most dance outings. In recognition of my bias, I’ve decided to switch it up a bit this week.

1. I normally post Get Dressed To This pieces as the weekend nears, but considering I am in Rio (where the “weekend” can start as early as Tuesday, much like in NYC these days too), I am going to post accordingly.

2. I’m going to do a feature with pants!

Ok, beyond that, this week’s GDTT remains the same. outfit + mix = happy times

I decided to explore Desigual’s site for some inspiration. The Spanish brand is famous for making paint-splashed, psychedelic-printed pieces, something I’ve seen throughout the Iberian Peninsula (Spain and Portugal, I’m looking at you!) all the way to Brazil. Street vendors here sell a ton of dresses with similar prints. Many ateliers are purveyors of patchworked skirts. And the “Calca Saruel” (drop-crotch pants) remains a popular piece here. So I thought in today’s edition of GDTT, I’ve pay an homage to the multinational magic of Iberian mix-match style with a splash of Desigual.

As far as the music goes, I’ve got a live set from Mercury, one of the best house DJs in the game, during a gig at one of my favorite clubs in Lisbon, Lux. It’s all come full circle, folks. House music from Switzerland taking place in a club in Portugal which is home to the language of Brazil where a style is circulating quite similar to Desigual, a clothing store from Spain. The world is a very small place. I hope you have a chance to skip (or dance!) around it now as you Get Dressed To This:

Mercury – Mix for Lux (Lisboa)

click to stream / download (right click + save as)

Sament Dress, Desigual, £79.00 GBP

back / front


Riplay Women’s Mica-05 Wedge Sandal (in hot pink, listed as “red”), Endless.com, $67.99 USD


Marc by Marc Jacobs Women’s 625140/12 Flat (in green), Endless, $140 USD


vintage white leather clutch, Etsy, $16 USD


Polished Planes Earrings (in blue), Anthropologie, $32


Empire Top, Desigual, £53.10


black woven tulip faux leather waistband detail pants, Mark & James by Badgley Mischka, Bluefly, $79.99 USD


A Wear Skinny Jean (in cobalt blue), ASOS, $58 USD



Melissa Platform Sandal, YOOX, $69 USD


 Day and Nightlife Flat (in yellow), ModCloth, $29.99 USD

– Retail DJ


Get Dressed To This: Art Department

29 Jul

Art Department

Fall is right around the corner, but you wouldn’t know it by this weather! It’s still hot hot hot, and many of us are trying to stay in season while simultaneously staying cool. The key? Thin knitwear/jersey items in warm tones that signal the approaching season. For today’s “Get Dressed To This,” I’ve chosen a piece that matches the name of the mix artist Art Department, the Toronto-based duo putting out truly innovative house music. The dress, which comes to us care of ModCloth, looks a bit like it’s made of the fabric usually used for those flowy, bohemian, draped dresses high school art teachers love. But unlike the art teacher get up, this piece is sexy and perfect for dancing on a warm August evening.

The mix by Art Department really needs no introduction. It’s a mellow house mix that works really well for getting ready to go out, and I’d rather let the music speak for itself!

That said, press play and gear up for some fun while you Get Dressed To This:

The Music:

Art Department – W Hotel Barcelona DJ Set (June 2011)

(click to play; click the small arrow on the right to download)

The Outfit:

Dress: Coconut Grove Dress (in “sand), ModCloth, $58 USD

Jewelry: Gold Ring, H&M, $10 USD


 Shoes: Sashay Heels, Anthropologie, $198 USD




Latico Ashley Cross-Body Convertible Clutch (in “gold”), Endless, $115 USD


– Retail DJ

Get Dressed to This: Got My Groove Back

11 Jun


Lately, I’ve been in a bit of a funk – albeit, not an emotional one. Every party I’ve received an invite for or every mix I’ve come across on soundcloud and other sites/blogs just hasn’t done anything for me. I’ve felt a lack of excitement for almost any and all nightlife-related activities. Some call it boredom, but I call it burnout.

Nevertheless, there is always a mix that comes along that stands out. One that makes me to dance. One that stands up to my 10-play test. One that never gets old. This time around, it’s the house-heavy mix for Exploited Records by Cocolores.

It’s the 13th podcast for Exploited, and while some say that might be the sign of a curse, I see it as nothing but luck. This mix is incredible, right from the beginning to the very last second, and with its upbeat tone, perfect for summer. The Coco boys entitled the mix “Turn Off the Dark,” and for good reason, as it just exudes light.

But off course, I couldn’t let you just listen to it. I wanted you to have some bright visuals too! It’s rainy here in NYC today, and for those of you going out tonight, I had a feeling you’d need a little extra motivation. So there you have it, folks. Take a moment to press play and get dressed to this!

The Music:

Cocolores – Exploited Records Podcast No. 13

(click to play; visit the Exploited Records podbean page to download)

tracklist (below) after the jump


The Outfit: 

1. Dress: TFNC One Shoulder Dress With Waist Embellishment (in “tomato”), ASOS, $78 USD


close-up shot of embellishment:

2. Shoes: Diane Von Furstenburg Kourion Sandals, Zappos, $270 USD


3. Earrings: Mirador Earrings, Anthropologie, $38 USD


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Get Dressed to This: Taking a Beating

6 Oct

Getting Punished . . . by my workload

Ahhh time, the inevitable aspect of my life that continues to follow me like a shadow and chase me like a hunter into my days and dreams, haunting me as I work and even moreso when I sleep. In moments when I feel overwhelmed with all that must be done – an article here, a podcast there, an interview here, a photoshoot there – my subconscious takes over and does strange things. Case: I stayed up until 6 am the other day listening to over 400 songs and mixes to piece together the tracklist for the September/October Retail DJ podcast. Point: I had a dream in which I had to strangle rats the size of bears, but then my feelings got the best of me when one began to lick my hand like a puppy and I couldn’t kill it.

Sounds like fun, right?

Welcome to just one night in the life of my stressed-out, over-worked brain. Luckily, music is always here to come to the rescue. This time around, the mix that’ motivated me as I got ready to go out is the latest Resident Advisor Podcast: Detroit Beatdown. Though only released on Monday, I go out on Tuesdays, so last night it really put me in the mood to dance and to continue doing so inside and outside of my house. For the outfit this week, I’ve chosen a dark number to fall right in line with this cold weather, with a little bit of color for contrast. The inspiration piece for this outfit were the boots from AllSaints, which look like they have taken a little beating of their own, though in a neat, aesthetically pleasing way, of course.

So take a moment to play and prepare to destroy the dancefloor after you Get Dressed to This:

The Music

Resident Advisor Podcast no. 227: Detroit Beatdown

(by DJs Norm Talley Delano Smith, and Mike Clark)

(click here to get this podcast)

The Outfit

1. Savitr Boot, AllSaints Spitalfields, $450 USD

2. V-Neck Pleat Waist Knitted Dress, ASOS, $54 USD

3. Blazer, Ohne Titel (for purchase @ YOOX), $480 USD

4. Falling Star Earrings, Anthropologie, $148 USD

5. Deerskin Leather Purse at Mano Bello,cync00’s Esty page, $215 USD

 6. Dara Ettinger Chelsea Ring, Urban Outfitters, $80 USD

 – Retail DJ

Get Dressed to This: Back In One Piece

25 Jun

It’s officially summer, and the thermostat agrees. Fortunately, there’s always the prospect of hanging at the pool to prevent complete and utter overheating and subsequent evaportation in the sun. The funny part about the turn in swimwear fashion as of late is that even though the temperature calls for showing more skin, there are some sexy suits out there that cover us up. Thanks to the re-launching and complete overhaul of the one-piece, underwater fashion has taken on quite the twist.

To get ready for a pool party or a beach outing, you definitely will need some music to get your energized and excited about taking a deep dive or even a shallow dip. This mix will surely help you get your groove on before having a great day under the sun. Get dressed to this . . .

The Music

Fare Soldi – Capri Sonne Mix 2010

Fare Soldi – Capri Sonne 2010 by Mr. TMS

(click to play; click the small arrow on the right to download)

tracklist (all the way at the bottom) after the jump


The Suits:

1. Shiny Suspender Maillot, American Apparel, $36 USD



2. Firm Control Plunge Front Halter One Piece, Victoria’s Secret, $103 USD


3. Multi-Color Monokini (in Splash Print), Forever 21, $20 USD


4. Retro One-Piece, Victoria’s Secret, $125 USD


5. Beach Blanket Bingo One-Piece in Red, ModCloth, $90 USD



6. Halter One-Piece Monokini, Victoria’s Secret, $108 USD



7. Striped One-Piece in Red and Blue, DSquared, $365 USD


8. Strappy One-Piece, Mara Hoffman, $168 USD


9. Neoprene Zig-Zag Swimsuit, Emilio Pucci, $500 USD


10. Zebra Print Maillot V-Swimsuit, American Apparel, $54 USD


11. Slashed One-Piece, Victoria’s Secret, $105 USD


12. Gleaming Pewter Maillot, Anthropologie, $168 USD


13. Bathing Beauty One-Piece in Black, ModCloth, $90 USD


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Get Dressed to This: Finding Your Way Home

7 Jan

Today, I am returning to New York, my new home, from Memphis, my home town. I’ve lived in NYC since 2002, thus it’s been the place where I have spent the entirety of my adulthood (save the year I spent in Brazil). In many ways, NYC is more my home than the place I was born. I say that with no tinge of negativity. It’s just my reality. Even before I moved away from home, there was a part of me in terms of both my style and diverse music taste that screamed “New York!” and in recognizing that, I followed my heart. And as so many things about my new home change on a regular basis, there are always certain things that will always be the same.

With that said, this “Get Dressed to This” Thursday feature is about finding your way home, the centerpiece being a compass pendant, accompanied by an amazing mix by Munk (the Gomma label backed musical genius behind the super sexy tracks “Live Fast, Die Old” featuring Asia Argento and “Down In L.A.“). Enjoy:

Munk Autumn Mix (tracklist below)

Unicorn Compass Necklace, ebay, $20 USD

Black Silence & Noice V-Neck Studded Jumper, Urban Outfitters, $68 USD

Piet Ring, Anthropologie, $148 USD

Ellen Tracy Melange Herringbone Tights, Amazon, $18 USD

Pap Papps Booties, Irregular Choice, $140 USD

Vintage 1970s Mocha & Snakeskin Leather Clutch, MilleBVintage via Etsy, $33 USD


Munk Autumn Mix Tracklist:

1. The Phenomenal Handclap Band – You’ll Disappear (Munk Remix)
2. Breakbot – Happy Rabbit
3. Die Sterne vs Munk – Neblige Lichter
4. Diskokaine – Hall Of Shame (King Of Kong Remix)
5. Crazy P – Caught Up (Still Going Remix)
6. Munk – Back Down (L.U.C.A. Remix)
7. Midnight Express – Danger Zone
8. Die Sterne vs Munk – Nach Fest kommt Lose (Instrumental)
9. Captain Delicious – Make Noise
10. Dr Feelgood – Roxette
11. Eastbound Expressway – Never Let Go
12. Camaro’s Gang – Fuerza Majo (Tensnake Remix)
13. Munk – Back Down (Cut Copy Remix)
14. Theo Vaness – Bad Boy (Ray Mang Edit)
15. Couchois – Visibility Zero

– RetailDJ

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