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FASHION: JUICY COUTURE finally DRIES UP (in the U.S., that is)

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The brand behind one of the most iconic looks in fashion history is throwing in the bejeweled towel.

Juicy Couture has closed it’s massive opulently-constructed doors in the U.S., making that about 120 brick-and-mortar stores set to shut down by the end of this month. It’s international stores will remain open, but for how long is unclear. Word has it that Kohl’s will carry the line beginning this Fall season. Couture and Kohl’s, two words Juicy fanatics never thought they would hear, until now.

The brand’s website is still up and running, but with a few snags (or should I say a full unraveling?)…no SALE section, negative on the store locator, and there’s absolutely no mention of the now well-known deterioration of the label; if you didn’t know any better, those generic statements of “JUICY’S NEW LOOK AND NEW ARRIVALS, COMING SOON!” on the website wouldn’t have you suspect anything…until you actually click on an item.

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you can “notify me” when you stop lying.

Mysteriously, (insert sarcasm here) nothing seems to be in stock. On their Facebook page, there seems to be a divide between die hard Juicy fanatics and others who heard the latest news and are asking the question “who still buys this overpriced s*%#?” And as FB Likers question the future of their beloved brand, the standard generic statements (again!) continue to ensue:

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Just in case you missed it, they are in the process of creating an exciting new Juicy retail program. Kids, can you say AUTOMATED?

The brand is synonymous with publicly perpetrating wealth without doing much work, thanks to early reality show celebutantes that donned their namesake’s tracksuit like it was their uniform or second skin…and for a while, it seemed like it was exactly that:

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The undisputed triumvirate: Queens of Juicy.

So does this mean the end of “VIVA LA JUICY” forever? Or is this — like many fashion trends — going in the corner to die, only to resurrect and reinvent itself in a few years? I wouldn’t throw away those terrycloth threads just yet; everyone’s a sucker for a little nostalgia. Speaking of…

remember J.Lo and JaRule (the throwback duo!) and the feel-good song of summer 2001? This video single-handedly made me want to wear 5 skinny gold chains at a time, find out what made her skin so incredibly dewy without looking shiny (im still trying to master that one), and of course get my hands on a pink Juicy set. Or at least a modest look-alike.

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CREATIVE: ADIDAS WANTS YOUR IG PICS ON THEIR KICKS

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Sneakerheads who pride themselves on wearing only the most exclusive. Self-proclaimed hypebeasts who jump on the latest trend, no matter what. Someone who doesn’t necessarily follow fads, but wants to preserve a treasured moment in an unconventional way. Thanks to Adidas’ latest groundbreaking news, everyone’s wishes will be granted.

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Starting in August, Adidas will launch their photoprint app for their popular ZX Flux sneaker on iPhone and Android. This will allow you to take your Instagram photos and express yourself to the world in an innovative way. So forget simple “colorways” as the only means of kicks customization. That sloppy burger at that out-of-state diner you loved so much that you just HAD to take a picture of? That unbelievable sunset you captured before you slipped on a hill? The priceless snapshot of you tossing your cap in the air at your graduation? Yes, even your multiple selfies can all be showcased on your feet for the REAL world to see. This might actually take care of that “they’re wearing the same exact sneakers as me” annoying fashion faux-pas. It might also make you a Sherlock Holmes… don’t be surprised if you look down at someone’s feet and discover that you finally found your Instagram stalker!

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Come Party with The First Lady of THE JUNQUI.COM!

All roads lead to Salon de Lafayette for the bday celebration of Miss funky fresh DJ QUIANA PARKS!

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SNAPSHOT: Goldfinger(s).

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I’ll take two, please.


LIFESTYLE JUNQUI: NYC/NJ EVENTS TONIGHT!

If you are in the NJ/NYC area and you’re on the hunt for a great hotspot tonight, I have two events that you MUST check out!

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TAMMANY HALL, LOWER EAST SIDE

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Come see the JUNQUI founder herself <<DJ QUIANA PARKS>> lay it down on the ones and twos at TAMMANY HALL!!  Great time GUARANTEED!!

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ZARCO LOUNGE, PASSAIC

JASON FRONT

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Need an incentive to check out Zarco Lounge tonight? ALL — I repeat — ALL THE PROCEEDS will benefit the Nifty Lions little league football team of Paterson, NJ. You know The Junqui loooves the kids!


JUNQUI SNAPSHOT: Big Hair Don’t Care.

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LIFESTYLE JUNQUI: 4th Annual NYC Urban Tattoo Convention

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Calling all ink enthusiasts! I just saw this flyer for an upcoming tattoo convention, and I couldn’t wait to share it! If you are thinking about adding more ink to your collection OR you’re a blank canvas and are curious about the tattoo world, make sure you don’t miss this!

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Sales are going to go FAST, so whether you are an ink shop that wants to secure a booth or a potential customer who wants to purchase advance tickets, make sure you check out the full info and get to it!

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JUNQUI SNAPSHOT.

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Life Lessons courtesy of Pokemon.


LIFESTYLE JUNQUI: NYC EVENTS IN APRIL!

After going through the daily grind, nothing beats clocking out on Friday, going home and relaxing for the weekend…but you and I know that after a while, doing a bunch of nothing gets downright BORING! So if you are in the NYC area and you’re on the hunt for some hot spots, we’ve got you covered. Check out some of my favorites that I can’t wait to go to!

*SATURDAY, APRIL 6th*

 3 PM:  8th Annual Pillow Fight – Washington Square Park

Greenwich Village
111 Barrow Street,New York,NY 10014

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what better way to be a kid again? Feel free to wear some PJs!

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5-11 PM: Target First Saturdays – Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn,NY 11238

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Free art and entertainment + grub and cash bar at the great Brooklyn Museum. Sounds like a winner to me!

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AROUND 6PM: Uniqlo x Danny Brown Concert – Gansevoort Plaza
Hudson Street & Gansevoort Street
New York,NY 10014

Spin magazine named Detroit MC Danny Brown’s “XXX” Rap Album of the Year. Find out why during this free Uniqlo event!

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9PM-4AM: SGBP (Some Girls Birthday Party) Monthly Artist Showcase – Free Candy Gallery

905 Atlantic Ave, 2nd FL, Brooklyn NY 11238

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Visual + musical artists are set to arouse the senses all night at BK’s well known Free Candy!

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*SUNDAY, APRIL 7th*

7-11:30 PM: Meek Mill “Dreams Come True” Concert – Roseland Ballroom

239 West 52nd Street
New York,NY 10019

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7-10 PM: Washington Heights Music Festival x Salsa Y Son Cubano Sundays – Marcha NYC

4055 Broadway btw 170th and 171st streets

Washington Heights NYC

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Live Salsa and good vibes EVERY Sunday at the newest restaurant/bar in Wash-ing-TON Heiiights!

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*MONDAY, APRIL 8th*

7:05-7:10 PM: The Sweat Party x Gangnam Style /Hammer Time Flash Mob – RSVP >> info@thesweatparty.com << for details

If you dont know what a Gangnam Style/Hammer Time mash up looks like…

7-9 PM: Washington Heights Music Festival x Jazz and Poetry Mondays – Marcha NYC

4055 Broadway btw  170th and 171st streets

Washington Heights, NYC

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Marcha Cocina-Bar brings it again every Monday for Live Jazz and spoken word. Start your week off right!

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*SATURDAY, APRIL 13th*

10 PM – 4 AM : The Sweat Party “Rep Your Borough” Event (4 year anniversary) – Tribeca Cinemas

54 Varick St, New York, NY 10013

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Real music. Real dancing. A really great time. Leave your worries at the door and come dressed to DANCE! (sneakers STRONGLY encouraged!)


MUSIC JUNQUI: D-PRYDE

I’m actually pretty excited about this mixtape dropping. I’ve been a D-Pryde aka D-Prizzy fan for a minute now so today at 2pm I will be on of the first to download this dope mixtape!

DOWNLOAD AT 2PM EST


LIFESTYLE JUNQUI:President…OBAMA! OBAMA! OBAMA!

Need I say more?

Watch 1st Lady Michelle Obama doing ‘The Dougie’ (more…)


LIFE STYLE JUNQUI: Girl You Got Dat Good Hair! [YOKIMAI]


Solange, Cassie and Selita Talk Hair With Lisa Price

Carol’s Daughter new “polyethnic” marketing campaign, features Cassie, Selita Ebanks and Solange Knowles. Apparently the ad was getting a lot of negative feedback because it’s supposed to be “polyethnic” but the threesome are all the same shade of light brown or “light skin”. The founder of Carol’s daughter sat down with the girls and decided to wipe away any misunderstandings. Some say that the three still have the same texture of hair but it’s clearly obvious that they all have very different types of hair.