2014 A Furry New Year

Hi TTC Readers!

Happy belated 2014 :) I’ve been working on a few projects, on my career and I’ve met someone who I’m happily getting to know :) which left me with less time to post. I’m back and ready to kick off the first post of The Trend Crush on 2014!

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As you can see from these shots New York was recently bombarded with snow. I chose to wear my grandmother’s gift, this beautiful fur coat, which really kept me warm and allowed me to wear my pink pumps ;). I accessorized and kept warm by adding a print scarf and my Calvin Klein handbag.

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I want to thank everyone who reached out to me waiting patiently for my next post!

Enjoy and have a great day!

XO,

–Cindy

Get the look

Coat True Grit Dylan Texture Fur Long Coat in Earth  Dress Bailey44 Magnetic Field Dress Shoes
Scarf Leopard Print ScarfHandbag

Observation Towers

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Good morning everyone!

I hope you had a great weekend :)! This weekend we did a shoot at Flushing Meadows Corona Park, but this time we focused on the Observation Towers. If any of you have watched the original Men in Black movie, you might recognize these towers. I’ve seen these towers all my life and never bothered to find out what their original purpose was until today.

Apparently, they were observation towers used during the 1964 World’s Fair to view mankind’s greatest achievements. The theme for this world fair was Peace Through Understanding and mostly focused on American culture and technology.  Surrounding the towers were many pavilions, often shaped like the products they were promoting. During this world fair, the public was introduced to mainframe computers, computer terminals with keyboards and CRT displays, Teletype machines, punch cards, and telephone modems. These pavilions are long gone and these towers along with the Unisphere and a few other structures are all that remain.

Get the Look

Top: Sexy Sheer Sleeve Embroidery Floral Lace Crochet Top

Skirt: BCBGMAXAZRIA Camber A-Line Skirt

Shoes: DV by Dolce Vita Sandals

Enjoy and have a great today!

–Cindy

New York’s Other Chinatown

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Flushing is a neighborhood in Queens NYC that very few people know about. Most people happen to stumble into Flushing either to visit someone who lives here, to enjoy some of the delicious food or simply because they fell asleep on the 7 train and ended up on the last stop. Flushing is not only populated by Chinese families but also Korean and the latest addition to this melting pot are Hispanics. There happens to be a Starbucks in Flushing that sells many different tea flavors, which you would never see in an average Starbucks.

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More recently, a new breed of tea stores has popped up, they are the bubble tea cafes. For those of you who don’t know, bubble teas come in multiple flavors including strawberry, green apple, passion fruit, mango, lemon, watermelon, grape, lychee, peach, pineapple, cantaloupe, honeydew, banana, avocado, coconut, kiwi, and jackfruit. Other popular non-fruit flavors include taro, green tea, pudding, chocolate, coffee, mocha, barley, sesame, almond, ginger, lavender, rose, caramel and violet. Not only can you choose any of these flavors but you can also decide whether you would like to add tapioca bubbles or jelly cubes. They come in large plastic containers, much like a frozen latte, but what makes them unique is the oversized thickness of the straw. The straws are designed to allow the tapioca or jelly cubes to pass through the straw and into your mouth. Yum!


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If one day you find yourself on the last stop of the seven train in NYC don’t be afraid to leave the station and enjoy one of these delicious teas :).

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Get the Look

Top: (Similar) American Apparel

Skirt: (Similar) Stripe Midi Skirt

Shoes: (Similar) Nine West Women’s Breezin Sandal

Handbag: (Same) Michael Kors Fulton Quilted Large Satchel in Red

Enjoy and have a wonderful day!

–Cindy

On Wearing Black

“Women think of all colors except the absence of color. I have said that black has it all. White too. Their beauty is absolute. It is the perfect harmony.”
― Coco ChanelChanel

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Hello Everyone,

I thought it was about time I wore my favorite color for clothes and talked a little about what it means to me. While I was growing up my grandmother who is a widow, hated the color black and in her case rightly so. She is catholic and very religious as well as traditional. When my grandfather passed away she wore black for many months. She disliked it when my mom and I wore black since she associated with mourning. I respect her decision in choosing not to wear black herself, however for me black represents something else entirely.

During my trip to Paris I roamed around the city in my black leather jacket. It represented freedom, rebellion and independence. Since neither my mother nor my grandmother were there to see it, I wore black quite often. I felt thin and long and sexy. When I returned to New York I kept my new found love for black but I also tried to combine it with other prints or colors so that it would not look like I was in mourning. Soon my mother and my grandmother accepted my choice of wearing black and I hope that by doing so they no longer associate it with such a sad period of time in their lives.

This look was inspired by Andy from Style Scrapbook she reminded me that although it is summer black does not go out of style. Here I am wearing a long black skirt and a leopard print top with my new favorite shoes from Nine West.

I would love to hear your opinions on wearing black :).

Enjoy and have a wonderful day!

–Cindy