DIY Present To Myself: P.S. I Made This x Rebecca Minkoff

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Aside from the embarrassing fact that it’s been over a month since I’ve posted (work, moving, travel, sick, general laziness) I’ve still been doing some things that are worth posting about, such as attending the P.S. I Made This… x Rebecca Minkoff “Girls Night Out” Event last Wednesday. I’ve been a fan of P.S. I Made This… since college, and although I general just browse the DIYs rather than doing them, I thought it would be fun to attend and also- cuts the cost of getting your own tools and materials, heh (IT’S NYC, WE ARE ALL BROKE HERE.)

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There was an assortment of cute treats (definitely shoved a whole brownie in my mouth because I came alone and I am terrified to eat in front of others) and prosecco (definitely inhaled the whole cup in one sip but that’s more because I didn’t want to hold the cup anymore.) The invite mentioned the DIY would be hats, but I didn’t know what to expect and was afraid of crochet flowers being involved for some reason, so I was glad to see plain ball caps on a table. I beeline for a black one.

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The three stations feature feathers, rhinestones and gems, and pom poms. I want to make a hat I will actually wear, so I of course go the black-on-black route.

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Step 1: Glue pom pom on hat. Easy enough.

I’m done! Or so I think, until I look around and see other people going in on the decorations and then feel like a huge lame-o. I’m wishing for some sort of leather cord or rope to braid and attach, but all I see are gems and feathers. What does an accessory minimalist do aside from internalize a minor panic attack?

BLACK. ON. BLACK.

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I ask the staff at the rhinestone table if there are black rhinestones. I am in luck. I proceed to use an entire container’s worth of tiny black rhinestones on lining where the bill meets the rest of the cap with this handy little heat set tool. Other attendees are astonished at how patient I am and how detailed my hat is. I was happy to hear this, because I assumed everyone would want to kill me for taking up space/time (again, I am alone, so going in on this line of tiny rhinestones allows me to briefly strike up conversation with people without being super obligated to carry on.) I am no newcomer to rhinestones (peep aka BUY the 8-Ball I made for Trouble & Bass’ Anniversary here!) and they are a HUGE pain in the ass to pick up and place, but somehow also very soothing to just mindlessly attach to things.

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Imagine me doing another pose. No?

The staff also gave me a limited edition Rebecca Minkoff clutch, which was very clutch, but I forgot to take a photo of it. Oops. I want to stay and introduce myself to Erica from P.S. I Made This, but I’m really hungry and feel weird standing around as other people are obviously doing the same and am getting quite a few “why are you taking so long I’m hungry” texts from the bf so, I leave. BUT, according to the RM blog, they intend on doing more events at their flagship store in Soho, and offered discounts in-store, so be on the lookout or just come with me next time!

Also, if you want to buy me this for Christmas, that’d be chill. I didn’t take advantage of said discount because I spent my entire life savings on moving expenses last week, but soon…THIS WILL BE MINE.

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DIY Present To Myself: P.S. I Made This x Rebecca Minkoff

READY 2 BABYMETAL

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Thanks to Vivian at Primp & Polish for deez nailz, inspired by me going to see three Japanese teens sing pop music over metal tonight.

I’M ALREADY IN TEARS HOW ARE THEY SO CUTE I CAN’T. Check back tomorrow for show coverage <(^.^)>

READY 2 BABYMETAL

Party Time: In Which We Play The HITZ

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Tomorrow night, the Baetrix is back (Sam is in California this week but I am here, so I guess the BAE is here and the TRIX is elsewhere up to no good he he love you Sam) with a brand new party at our beloved bar, The Flat. Called #TBT, it’s inspired by how tite pop culture was when we was young and had to walk 15 miles uphill, both ways, to get to a one room schoolhouse. Just fucking kidding but we’ll be playing all the music you got grinded on to as an awkward pre-teen, or annoyed the shit out of your parents by blasting it from your room while playing with Barbies or Hot Wheels or eating Play Doh, or screamed along to as a college student sneaking into bars because it’s YOUR FUCKING SONG, OKAY. The 90’s to the early 00’s were a great time for the charts, so here’s to you and your nostalgia.

If you’ve been to a party I’ve DJd before, or if you’re not a fucking idiot, you already know it’s kind of the worst when you request a song. But the good news is, my good friend Nick Turner and I will be accepting requests of relevant material via Twitter all night long. NOTE: if you’re asking for it and it was popular during the years 1990-2006, it’s prob already on our minds to play, so please be patient and we’ll try to cover it all! Follow us both on Twitter (@ohaileigh & @endlessnick_) to participate.

ALSO, the wonderful ladies of SHOP JEEN have put together a special gift bag for a randomly selected winner including tons of cool shit inspired by the times. To enter the raffle, RSVP here. BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE. I’ve decided to have an additional contest. Watch this video:

You remember. I remember having to hide this CD under my bed because the sexy nurse and Parental Advisory warning were a little too much for an 8 year old, according to my mom about how my dad would feel about me having this. Anyway, recreate one of the classic scenes from this at the party (no, not the streaking one…though if you did it around the block I would totally buy you a beer) by making a sign that mimics the boy-band posterboard exclamations of undying affection, your birthday, or some other ridiculous statement and we’ll choose the funniest one for an additional prize. BONUS POINTS IF IT’S ABOUT ME OR NICK, but all entries will be judged fairly I guess. See y’all tomorrow, take the JMZ to Hewes ❤

Party Time: In Which We Play The HITZ

I’m Back & I’m Playing Songs I Like at a Bar I Like On Saturday

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Once again, I am burning alive in blog hell for my posting hiatus, but I’m returning with some good news: while I did lose interest in the Snapchat story I was writing, I have been keeping busy with the FUN stuff like events and parties and things, and this Saturday, I’ll be back at The Flat for PRETTY DONUTS. Now, I don’t know if you get any donuts for attending, but if you like, I’d be more than happy to shove a donut in your mouth and take a cute pic of it. Anyway, party starts at 10, I’m on at 11, hang out and wave your arms around like a noodle. RSVP here for FREE ENTRY. Free stuff is tite. Just do it.

I’m Back & I’m Playing Songs I Like at a Bar I Like On Saturday

Deep Black by Deep Baes: New DKDS EP Out Today

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A few days ago, the good folks over at Mixmag were kind enough to share a free download of DKDS‘ new single “Deep Black.” Today, Safer at Night released the whole damn thang, available on Beatport exclusively. The rest of the record is definitely worth purchasing: “Deep Blue” contrasts the calming vibes of the title track with a tense buildup of melody and “Black & Blue” is the perfect hybrid of the two and belongs on a movie soundtrack tbh. Check it out and cop the release  ASAP! Aside from being a staple in the NYC nightlife scene, DKDS have been getting support BBC Radio 1 from the likes of Skream and Annie Mac.

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Plus they photograph really well. Grab tix for the Apex Tour featuring an awesome lineup of Justin Martin, Catz n Dogz, Kill Frenzy, Harvard Bass, Curses, Star Eyes, Tony Quattro, and of course, these dudes at Verboten this Friday. I will be there also, headlining the line at the bar.

Follow them on Twitter and most importantly, follow me on Twitter too. See you Friday!

Deep Black by Deep Baes: New DKDS EP Out Today

Do Shit: Friday, April 18th

Today is Friday and that means a lot of things. It means you may have gotten paid today. It also means that you are probably getting a bunch of Facebook reminders about stupid events from a person that you only see when you are out and wish death upon for wasting seconds of your life by sending you incessant notifications. Well, I don’t want to be one of those people, but there are some cool events going on tonight that I am going to so if you want to have fun (or if you are stalking me openly) you should check them out. R.Pean-Flyer   You probably already know that I work for this joint, so that I have to be here regardless BUT. I am actually really stoked to see all of this dude’s art up in our store. Spoiler alert: there’s a lot of this “Grim Creeper” character and some ladies in some positions that got us reported on Instagram. Oops. So, if you’re into butts, blurred lines, and free Red Bull & vodkas, be here at some point between 7-10 for Reginald Pean. There will also be a dope shirt for sale. Don’t spill anything or I will yell at you. I might also be across the street at Trophy Bar inhaling as many burgers as possible before happy hour ends. RUSKO Post-Mishka event, head to Webster Hall for Rusko because you remember what it was like to be 19, waiting for that one line: “Wake the fuck up.” before losing your shit and probably your phone at some point later on. Or you hate this kind of music, but Rusko is undeniably an entertaining performance.  Also, T&B bb/my biggest fan on Twitter, Tony Quattro, will be opening and his new EP is MADE to be heard very loudly and in a large space like the WH main stage. Find me in the corner charging my phone and dancing for 5 minutes at a time until I need to charge my phone again. Also, the Studio party now features everyone’s favorite funny guy/label head Nick Catchdubs & whoever the hell he wants to feature that week, so the whole building is in session. Except the middle floor. Don’t go to the middle floor. Tickets here. After all of this, I will go to this party at this new venue called “My Bed” and where the drink special is “Gatorade” and this is streaming on a thousand screens: tumblr_mp22tnxRZ11sx87t9o1_500

Do Shit: Friday, April 18th