Wednesday, August 20, 2014

B-Boy Style

There's always something fun to do in NYC and the StyleMayvin team loves to check out all things stylish. Not only focusing on fashion events, we love art, culture, music and everything in between. Last Saturday, the nation’s top breakdancers showed off their best moves at the first annual McDonald’s B-Boy Royale, a charity event/competition to help raise money for Ronald McDonald House Charities New York Tri-State Area, which provides stability and resources to local families and children. There's nothing like attending a charitable event and there's certainly nothing like one as exciting as this!

The city’s largest breakdance event of the year, also showed stylish b-boy looks much like the favorites from the 80's like Pumas, Adidas sneakers and sweats. The competition featured award-winning b-boys of various backgrounds battling it out for a grand prize of $3,000 and the honor of being named the first-ever McDonald’s B-Boy Royale Champion.
The evening’s winner was The Clique of Supreme Beingz, a Philadelphia and New York based trio, and the runner up was United Outkast from Connecticut. The event featured musical performances by award-winning hip hop artists and a special presentation by the Hip Hop Hall of Fame. Hosted by YouTube hip hop sensation Dumbfoundead, the competition was held at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts.

End of Summer Beauty

As the end of summer approaches, I've found a few products that I simply adored using all season and look forward to seeing how well they continue to perform in Fall. First up, is the Korres Wild Rose Face and Eye Serum.  Now this is one of those products I thought I was way too young to use. I mean really, who's thinking about crows feet at 25 (+14)? Definitely not I. But...what I realized about this one is because serums are light in fluids, they contain a higher concentration of active ingredients. What does that mean for your skin? Well, it means that using it will go a long way in treating your skin. In fact, the Wild Rose Face and Eye Serum is an ultra-concentrated vitamin C serum that is clinically proven to brighten skin, smooth the look of fine lines, and improve skin texture.  Plus it smells really awesome too!

Here's another must have especially if you're looking to hold on to the summer just a little longer and what better way to do that than to enjoy a fresh vanilla lemon fragrance. Sounds refreshing right? It truly is! You know how much I love Lavanila Laboratories products from my post on their line of healthy deodorants but what about a healthy fragrance? Fresh Vanilla Lemon is a new bright and clean, limited edition scent from Lavanila.  Juicy lemon blends with lush watery fruits, bamboo and pure Madagascar vanilla for a clean and sexy softness. Bursting with freshness this energizing scent is utterly addictive and perfect for summer and beyond!
Finally, Crabtree & Evelyn has the perfect La Source hand and foot products to treat yourself to a luxurious spa manicure and pedicure in your home. That's definitely something you want to continue into fall, even as you pack away your sandals. From Ultra-moisturising Hand Therapy and Foot Remedy to soften and smooth, to Nail and Cuticle Therapy to protect nails and soften cuticles, Crabtree & Evelyn has the essentials to keep hands and feet perfectly pampered. Then why do you do as I do and top off your manicure and pedicure with C&E Nail Lacquer; a splash of colour gives beautiful, healthy-looking hands and feet a fabulous finishing touch.
Crabtree & Evelyn La Source products draw inspiration from the restorative powers of the sea. They have utilized these invigorating powers and infused them into the La Source hand and foot products. They are formulated with a blend of ingredients such as algae, mineral salts and seaweed to restore, condition and rejuvenate. As your hands and feet are pampered, the sea air fragrance of La Source will transport your mind to a tranquil summer vacation destination. Now that...sounds like the perfect way to end the summer!

Monday, August 11, 2014

Premium Denim Styling

Denim on denim is one of the hottest looks for Fall and judging by the looks from the DL 1961 Premium Denim Fall ads, it will be one of the coolest looks as well...if you style it just right.

Rihanna + W Magazine

In the immortal words of George Washington, "I cannot tell a lie." I am a fan of Rihanna! And this most recent W Magazine cover and editorial spreads have me literally ready to jump out of my seat! Take a look at this extremely primal feeling shoot and of course, she kills!

Photo Credit: W Magazine

Friday, August 8, 2014

Happy 6th Anniversary - StyleMayvin

Yes! Today is the 6th Anniversary of StyleMayvin and I couldn't be more excited!

Created on 8/8/08, because it's my favorite number and 8 = Infinity so the timing for me to start the blog was perfect! This hobby turned ultimate style love affair has brought me so much joy, tons of fun and more unforgettable experiences than I could have ever imagined over the past 6 years and I want to thank everyone from the brands I work and partner with to all of my loyal (and newest) readers who support and enjoy the site everyday. Blogging isn't always easy but it's always worth it when you love what you do. Peace and blessings to you all! T.Strong aka "StyleMayvin." 

Cheers to many more years of celebrations to come!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Josie By Natori

Recently, a chic crowd joined designer Josie Natori for a pajama party to celebrate the Josie by Natori boutique opening in Nolita and of course StyleMayvin was among the invited guests. You were too if you saw my pre-event post! We love a fun NYC event, right? Well so did the other stylish guests!

Throughout the night, guests enjoyed origami original and the Bosco Booth. 
Plus, what's an event with sparkling Sofia wine cans, Onli sparkling flavored water and fortune cookies with style quotes from the designer? This was the perfect combination for a stylish new boutique opening. 
Josie by Natori is a global, progressive and expressive collection that consists of mix and match lingerie, sleepwear, otherwear, accessories, home and fragrance in bold patterns, vibrant colors and exciting prints. The boutique is located in NYC at 253 Elizabeth St (between Houston and Prince) and is open Monday through Saturday from 11 AM to 7 PM, and Sunday from 12 PM to 6 PM. The theme of the boutique will rotate to Josie Natori ready-to-wear prior to Labor Day Weekend so be sure to get there soon! Tell 'em T.Strong StyleMayvin sent ya!

Photo Credit: Liz Clayman

Pump It Up II

While everyone's talking Fall and Back To School (including me!), I am still struck when I see certain Spring/Summer pieces that I love! Hey, it's only August...I think we have a few more weeks to enjoy summer wears. So wouldn't you know...I came upon these three babies from the Louboutin collection.

Christian Louboutin Pensamoi Satin Rose Red Sole Sandal

Christian Louboutin Spike Me PVC Cap-Toe Red Sole Pump

Christian Louboutin Mrs Boulglione Cutout Red Sole Bootie