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FASHION: What Will I Wear to “Baby Ima Star”?!!

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With Thanksgiving around the corner, I am slowly transitioning from my fall clothes into your comfy winter sweaters and boots. And with that, now I am thinking about what to wear to the “Baby Ima Star”  party I’m DJing at on Thanksgiving Eve: dress or pants? Boots or heels? Go casual or formal? Ugh.  I will be spinning along side of DJ M.O.S. and DJ Kiss with guest DJ’s DJ D-Nice and DJ Juss.

I spin at the “Baby Ima Star” party every week, but this week is special. A lot of my friends and family are coming from out of town for the holiday. I really want to look my best! What should I wear JUNQUIs! Help ME! Hit me up on my Instagram (@quianaparks)  and let me know what your pick is!

Also Come Party with Us! Here is the invite! Hope to see you there ;)!

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LIFESTYLE JUNQUI: DON’T DO DRUGZ!

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MUSIC JUNQUI: DON'T DO DRUGZ!

FASHION JUNQUI: The Burgundy Binge

FASHION JUNQUI: The Burgundy Binge
Perhaps you’ve heard of a little thing called Burgundy. We are big fans of burgundy when it comes to wine for decades years, so it’s only natural that the hue should make the jump to our wardrobes. The dark, sultry shade has been taking the streets (and the racks!) by storm, and we are so on board.This season brings burgundy pieces in all shapes and sizes — from a cozy sweaters to crushed velvet pants. And, we’ve gone ahead and picked the best of the best, so you can update your closet with nothing more than a few clicks. Note: This post is best enjoyed with an actual glass of Burgundy.



FASHION JUNQUI: THE TRY IT TUESDAY:V is for…Vava Voom!

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 We are entering my favorite season of the whole year…Fall!!!  This “Try it Tuesday” we are trying out two of fall’s hottest trends the Coated Denim in a deep, rust-red scarlet, Venetian Red.  With a wet, waxy finish, coated denim is a slick way to get the “leather” look without sacrificing any vegan values — or your wallet. And — don’t let the texture fool you…they’re surprisingly stretchy! Good Luck!

FASHION JUNQUI: TRY IT TUESDAY: Notorious Attitude…

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Any fan of hip-hop music from the ’90s (or today) knows and appreciated the late great Christopher Wallace.

Also known as the Notorious B.I.G., his music will be loved for years to come. Unfortunately he was taken from us on this day 15 years ago and his fans, old and new, miss him terribly. So much so, that his style in both hip-hop and fashion seem to still live on. So since we are trying something different today…I figured lets try a little Sankofa and go back and get it. Biggie had and has such a huge influence on our culture, and our wardrobes. If there is one thing that we all remember Big for, it was his love for luxury streetwear and IDGAF attitude. Who could forget his Coogi sweaters, Versace shades and silk shirts?

Now I’m not rocking a freaking Coogi sweater right now, its summer…but as far as the Notorious…IDGAF sense of style I’m all for it. Today instead of washing my hair…I’ll be rocking a turban to fix me up. Also I’m feeling a bit gangsta, so I’ll be rocking a Nina on my chest driving with my seat back, banging Life after Death on the speakers. Doing it like BIGGIE would!


FASHION JUNQUI: THE TRY IT TUESDAY: Poison White Jeans…HOT!

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FASHION JUNQUI: THE TRY IT TUESDAY: Poison White Jeans...HOT!
TRY IT TUESDAY: Do you have the perfect pair of white jeans in your closet but you fear veering into ’90s pop star territory, so you leave them in the closet?
C’mon every woman knows how alluring and magical the poison of white jeans are: devastating sexy, sophisticated yet casual, and flattering on just about any body shape…almost. What more could a girl want?
Try this out…A beautifully cut tank and a fashion-forward pair of pumps (purple my favorite color!) will liven up a slim pair of jeans. Also check one my favorite bags of all time the Rocco bag by Alexander Wang…many copied but he’s the originator.
For you Music JUNQUIs, this week listen to Poison’s best album, Open Up and Say…Ahh!.  In the late 80s Poison had the looks, wrote catchy tunes and went on to sell millions of records; they really could do no wrong. As they have always been one of my favorite bands I am glad to say that they still record and tour to this day with the original line-up intact. Open Up And Say…Ahh! should be in every MUSIC JUNQUI’s iTunes library.

FASHION JUNQUI: THE TRY IT TUESDAY: In-Jean-ious!! Oh so ILL!

FASHION JUNQUI: THE TRY IT TUESDAY: Denim Jumpsuit! Oh so ILL!
Teaching an old dog new tricks may be hard to do, but reinventing an old fabric in fresh ways sure doesn’t seem so difficult. This summer, the fashion gods have bestowed upon us all manners of denim done differently, these fabrics actually move and are soft! (betcha didn’t know that denim could do that, did you?).  Check out this  acid denim jumpsuit by Pixie Market that doesn’t scream 7th grade, paired with some “nifty thrifty” finds from around the way .
Music: It would only be right to pair a denim, a fashion classic, with an album like Illmatic. What makes “Illmatic” so unique, so timeless, is how is concise and simple it is, just like denim. The album consists of only ten tracks, with no skits, no wasted time, and no mainstream-sounding beats. Every track is great, but “Life’s A Bitch,” “It Ain’t Hard To Tell,” and “N.Y. State of Mind” standout to me as all-time classics.
Click below to find these awesome buys!
 

FASHION JUNQUI: THE TRY IT TUESDAY: BLACK X GOLD

FASHION JUNQUI: THE TRY IT TUESDAY: BLACK X GOLD
In dire need of a cool Summer breeze, Try It Tuesday rocks a Black X Gold outfit appealed to all sexes. Both edgy and thugin’, try these black and gold combos. Featuring the newest addition to American Genre‘s Summer Collection, the black ‘Hieroglyphics‘ tank and Frank Ocean’s new album “Channel Orange”.

FASHION JUNQUI: THE TRY IT THURSDAY: A DOPE DAY

FASHION JUNQUI: THE TRY IT THURSDAY: A DOPE DAY
As you may have noticed, we love any excuse to wear a towering heel. Not only do they help you rise above the crowd, but they can turn any outfit from slightly snoozy to a little more fab. Now that the temps are high and the sun is shinin’, we’ve made our stilettos seasonal. For his week’s trend were rocking everything the trendy platform wedges. Get a little shoe-spiration for your weekend.
Bonus: Throw a splash of color in there! Get your color blocking on!

LIFESTYLE JUNQUI: JOE V. “Pocket Spill”

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LIFESTYLE JUNQUI: JOE V. "THE ESSENTIALS"

 Joe V recently stopped by theJUNQUI office spilling the contents of his pockets for us. We found a Madewell Delfonics pen along with his Moleskine, an all black Star Trek watch,and white Dre Beats. Of course he was wearing one of his awesome vintage button down shirts with a pair of classic Chuck Taylors. A modest collection indeed, this will probably not be the last time you see Joe V grace our pages.

The well-received “Joe V Show”, deriving much of his positive influence movement, Joe makes no mistake about his attraction to arts and culture while revealing an intelligent and memorable charisma through his talk show. Joe helps the people of our generation to voice their opinions on a stage where given a chance to expand and exposure.  You can follow Joe V on Twitter and watch his latest espisode, The Joe V Show, here.


FASHION JUNQUI: SUMMER BLUES FOR THE FELLAS…

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Navy? Nah. Not the usual school boy blue that seems to pop-up every spring and summer as a“new” trend. There is a new breed of blue tailoring hitting stores now makes standard navy-blue suits and blazers look downright maudlin. We’re talking all kinds of blue here, from the deep ocean blue, powder blues, to the electric blues.

There is something about the color blue that looks great on every guy and there are plenty of cool choices for summer. If you’re into that causal rugged bad boy look, head to toe denim is your answer. A great way to add swag up your denim look is by mixing in a standout print for a stylish twist. The classic dark blue blazer is a menswear staple that every guy should own. Find the cut that’s right for you and try adding your own spin on it with a colorful pocket square. For the guy who’d rather stand out than blend in with the crowd, a blue plaid suit is definitely the way to go. From tailored and dapper to comfy and casual, there’s truly enough blues for everyone.


FASHION JUNQUI: THE TRY IT TUESDAY: A HAUTE DAY

FASHION JUNQUI: THE TRY IT TUESDAY: A HAUTE DAY
Summer is in full swing, and after this past Haute Memorial Day weekend, I’m dreaming of Denim Dress + Printed Bag + Sandals. There are some outfit combinations that always work, but if you’re trying to add up something that’s a little more complicated with a bigger payoff, the equation could take a little more finesse to balance. Let’s try this summer killer fashion factor, the denim dress.


FASHION JUNQUI: THE TRY IT TUESDAY: For the Fellas

FASHION JUNQUI: THE TRY IT TUESDAY: Mens

Men I didn’t forget about you for “theJUNQUI’s Try It Tuesday”.  You fellas should try prints, pattern and more print! Last spring/summer was all about bright, pop colour, this season it is the turn of pattern and print to truly stamp its mark on menswear. We here at theJUNQUI want you sexy fellas to try one of the main trends that are currently making an impact on the menswear scene.

Now we understand that confidently wearing and owning patterned garments for men is not the easiest of things to do. In fact, I think a lot of men prefer to dress in plainer, more muted colours in order to remain classic and not look like they are trying too hard to follow the most recent trends. The key here is to pick a patterned garment and anchor it with neutral items which complement the print – rather than trying to cover all print trends at once to show how ‘sartorially clued up’ you are.

However its 2012, and in he words of my main man Obama “It’s Time for a Change”. Lets try it out today fellas. Be BOLD!


FASHION JUNQUI: THE TRY IT TUESDAY: Ugh I dislike the RAIN!

FASHION JUNQUI: THE TRY IT TUESDAYUgh I’m so tired of these in-between cold/hot spells in NJ/NY! I want to wear a cute little dress but its raining cats and dogs outside and I hate getting wet. So instead I’m trading in my dress for another one of my closet’s best friends. A racer back tank paired with some colored jeans is my fav go to outfit. I’ll love seeing them with one of my sister’s vintage fancy smancy printed tops. Let’s try this look, are you guys down with me?

FASHION JUNQUI: TODAY’S MOOD: MISS BEHAVIN’

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FASHION JUNQUI: HOLY CRAP!!

FASHION JUNQUI: HOLY CRAP!!

Holy Crap!!!!! Now for us… Fashion and Jesus JUNQUIs, take note: crosses have made their way back on the runways and streets. Layering crosses with other necklaces, rings, earrings and even T-shirts. I LOVE this trend! It brought us back to our favorite cross-wearing star, Madonna, who made that and wearing Kabbalah bracelets en vogue. What do you think of this Spring Trend using religious symbols as part of for fashion statement? (Matthew 16: 24-25)


FASHION JUNQUI: BLOCKING MY COLOR

FASHION JUNQUI: BLOCKING MY COLOR

The color-block look is far from new, but after seeing some color blocking attempts that would only be described as “A Hot Mess”…I started thinking, is there a correct way to color block? I struggled with how to come up with a theory to correctly do this, then I remembered in college I took an elective in Color Theory. Then, BOOM…I remembered the color wheel.  Let’s start with the basic color wheel:


I think the first idea to follow would be to try to avoid colors on the exact opposite sides of the color wheel, red and green being a classic example of this. You don’t want to go take a spring stroll looking like a Christmas tree. Complimentary color combinations like these generally have too high of a contrast value and clash heavily against each other. If you change the hue of one of the colors it can be possible to pull it off though.

The most popular theory for combining colors is called the rule of two-thirds. How you achieve the rule of two-thirds starts by making an equilateral triangle (a triangle with 3 equal sides) on the color wheel. In it’s most basic form, the points at the ends of this triangle will be touching either red-blue-yellow or orange-green-purple. From there, you pick two of the three colors that the triangle touches. These colors will almost always harmonize together beautifully.

Now that we have that done, it’s onto the heart of the matter: color blocking. Since color blocking tends to have 3 colors, my recommendation is to use 2 colors from the triangle you made earlier and combine that with a 3rd color outside of it. For example, something like red-yellow-orange or yellow-green-blue works fine, you would just need to change the hue of one of the complimentary colors so you don’t end up with the clash I spoke of above. The final and perhaps most important piece to note about color blocking is that, when you’re putting a color blocking outfit together, it’s best to leave your accessories in neutral colors. Color blocking speaks volumes as it is, pairing this look with colored accessories will throw the entire look off.

The Looks

1. Pastel. Once you’ve got your neutral and bold hues covered, it’s time to add one more (yes, one more). Pair a deep turquoise or cobalt top with a pastel, or offset bright pants with a rich jacket. For a bright purple shirt.

2. Opposites attract. There are a few things to remember when it comes to color-blocking with the right colors. Make sure you only have one neon color. While it’s totally okay to rock three bold colors, only one of them should be super bright. We like this formula: one bright, one bold, one neutral.

3. Cheat. You’ll look like a fashion genius without putting any thought into it if you simply buy a color-blocked dress. Pick one that works for your skin tone and personal style and make sure all the colors flatter, not just one or two.


FASHION JUNQUI: SPRING FAVS…SHOES

FASHION JUNQUI: SPRING FAVS...SHOES
Its almost March 20, which means two very important things. 1. Its Quiana Parks’ birthday so its a holiday. 2. Its the first day of Spring. We love spring for many reasons, Increasing temperatures, saying bye-bye to sweater weather, a commute home in sunlight… but one thing we most look forward to is the prospect of new spring shoes. A pair of  platforms would make the perfect companion for a weekend brunch. Slip into a new pair of heels that’ll make you feel like you’re wearing your seasons-old sundresses for the very first time. We’ve put together just a few of our fav spring shoe styles waiting for you to pick up… and, even if they aren’t available yet, hold tight — you’ve still got two whole months left before the season officially starts!

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MUSIC JUNQUI: 2012 GRAMMY WINNERS!

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Last night the 54th annual Grammy Awards were given out and there was one clear winner of the night – Adele. The artist went home with overall 6 Grammys. Overshadowed by the unexpected death of Whitney Houston over the weekend, found dead at 48 in her Los Angeles hotel room, the Grammy Awards were nevertheless a big spectacle as usual. Next to Adele and Bon Iver, Kanye West goes home again with a couple of more Grammy’s for Best Rap Album and Best Rap Performance together with Jay-Z for ‘Otis’.

Check here below for the most notable awards of 2012:

Record of the Year: “Rolling in the Deep,” Adele

Song of the Year: “Rolling in the Deep,” Adele Adkins & Paul Epworth

New Artist: Bon Iver

Pop Solo Performance: “Someone Like You,” Adele

Pop Performance by a Duo or Group: “Body and Soul,” Tony Bennett & Amy Winehouse

See the rest of the list after the jump.

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FASHION JUNQUI: Hi Rihanna!… Hi Armani!

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On the Grammy carpet Sunday night, Rihanna Killed the red carpet! Sporting long, tousled blonde hair with long wavy bangs — arrived in a barely-there, super-sexy black gown with a belly-grazing v-neck and a very low back. She said her look was a “collaboration” between herself and Italian designer Giorgio Armani.

“We’ve been working together for a long time and he trusts me,” she explained. “I wanted to do something ‘very Michelle Pfeiffer from Scarface.’”

Rihanna sparkled in Neil Lane jewels – diamond and gold snake armlet, a wide gold cuff, jazzy gold and diamond rings and geometric diamond and gold triangle earrings. She finished off her look with Jacquie Aiche body necklaces,Christian Louboutin shoes, and Jimmy Choo clutch.

 What do you think of RiRi’s Grammy gown? Comment below and tell us!

FASHION JUNQUI: HOW LONG IS TOO LONG?

FASHION JUNQUI: HOW LONG IS TOO LONG?

Q: “How Long Is Too Long?”

A: “When you can no longer wipe your own a$$.”

Nails are getting a new look for 2011. The days of short, neat nails seem to be fading away. Fall 2011 nails are going to new lengths; long lengths. Over the past years nails have been short and sweet; Now they are long and fierce.  

Nails are turning up their nose to practicality and going long; very long. The long fingernail is back and reminding Fashion JUNQUIs of days when they needed to use a pencil to hit the buttons on their calculator.

The shape of the tip of the nail is very important for fall too. The shape of the tip needs to be very distinct and far from square, they are sharp, pointed or well rounded.  Celebrities such as King Beyonce, Fergie, Rihanna, Lady Gaga and Peter from Family Guy his (check out Peter rocking his ongles longs below.) have been spotted wearing the new length in fingernails with very pointed tips.

Will this bring fashion-savvy nail polish lovers back to having tips applied? Perhaps. It should be interesting to see if this new look in nail length makes it off the runways, red carpets, stages, pages of glossy magazines and onto the hands of the fabulously fashionable.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


FASHION JUNQUI: KNOCK’N BOOTS (MENS)

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FASHION JUNQUI: KNOCK'N BOOTS (MENS)
The fall is being at its height while most men don’t seem to be changing their summer clothing habits. It’s hasn’t  been real foul outside YET so we are still keeping our tees, summer slacks and sandals in use. The weather forecasts for the nearest future though promise some rains and temperature drop. So what bett time to ter time is there then now to hink of some fresh things to add to your wardrobe?And thus, it makes the perfect time for us to tell you what the men fashion trends for Fall/ Winter 2010/ 2011 are. Starting with casual boots. Lets get right into it.

Last fall, military-inspired lace-ups were a natural — and damn-fine looking — progression. This season, not much has changed. Military is still hot, we are just wearing them differently. Designers took their inspiration from soldiers who marched by foot, climbed atop horses, or rode motorcycles, there was a pair of lug-sole boots stomping down every nearly catwalk from Milan to New York. Either way, it’s pretty clear that men have preferred a substantial boot of late because of how long it lasts, not to mention the variety of prices. Plus, hey, you try wearing Vans in a blizzard?   This season, Rock them Boots, Put a sock in them Boots so you can get the Knock’n in them Boots. ( Corny but shut up that was all I could come up with chump!)

 

 


FASHION JUNQUI: ROCK THAT MIDI-SKIRT

FASHION JUNQUI: ROCK THAT MIDI-SKIRT
Dear JUNQUI,
Please, please please HELP! I see that midi skirts are all the rave this season and I am so happy because my mom has a closet full of them that I always thought were pretty. My only problem is that I have no clue how to wear them…I NEED YOUR HELP! – Cassy, 20, Jamaica, Queens, NY
Hey Cassy,
Thanks so much for writing in. Trust me I know what its like to love clothes in my mommy’s closet. It’s one thing to keep your eyes peeled for fall’s hottest trends, but it can be quite another to actually pull them off. However, keeping accessories fun in fall tones makes this almost a no-brainer to pull together. You can rock it with a simple ankle bootie like above, or pair it with a cool knee-high boot for chillier days.  Also throwing in a hat wouldn’t hurt. Mama will be proud! Don’t let teeny mini skirts have all the fun this fall, a little mystery can be hot, too. Good Luck Fashion JUNQUI! – the JUNQUI
Fashion Definition: Midi skirts are characterized by their length, which can reach anywhere from just below the knee to mid-calf. If you’re interested in the controversy, rebellion, and yes, even outrage surrounding the colorful history of this garment, you’ve come to the right place!
 
 
[For Fashion Advice Please Email Fashion@theJUNQUI.com]

FASHION JUNQUI: JOCKIN’ RIRI’S STYLE

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Check out Rihanna walking the original catwalk… the streets of New York. She casually strolls in a shirt dress paired with Prada creepers, which are said to be sold to the wall. Not a bit suprised RiRi copped a pair but for us regular Fashion JUNQUIs to get a pair we’d have to get on a waiting list! Tears! Well, we’ve got somewhat of a workaround for you. Check out the Holly Shoes Lace-Up Wedge Oxfords at YesStyle. You can order them right NOW and, at only $92 a pair, you’ll also be able to do things like make your rent and eat, never mind the fact that anyone discerning enough to recognize the shoe will be able to tell that they’re definitely not the real thing. (YesStyle)

FASHION JUNQUI: JOCKIN' RIRI'S STYLE


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