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Get ‘The Great Gatsby’ Look – Catherine Martin’s Gatsby Style Formula

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With Oscar Sunday approaching, I’m hopeful to see (and pretty much counting on) costumer designer Catherine Martin and The Great Gatsby take home the Academy Awards for Best Costume and Best Production Design. They won  the Critic’s Choice awards for both, but I’m also a little biased as I had a chance to chat with Martin herself on designing for the film for an article in Out Magazine, in which she shared her formula for men to get the Gatsby style right: Slim silhouettes, bookish blazers, ties with half-Windsor knots, and fitted waistcoats.

“Waistcoats are a great garment because they control the shirt and give a slender illusion,” Martin also shared. “If you’re slim, they make you look more slim, and if you’re a little less than slim, they help with the silhouette.”

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Music Download: Shakira’s Powerful “Empire”

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Shakira has been one of my favorite musicians since “Whenever, Wherever” came out back in my middle school years—2001 to be exact. I’m so excited for her new self titled album to drop this March, and I’m still in love with “Can’t Remember To Forget You” featuring Rihanna, but her second single “Empire” shows off the Colombiana’s rock roots in this much needed power anthem.

Listen to the track below:

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Music Download: Lana Del Rey “Once Upon A Dream”

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During the commercials of 56th Annual Grammy’s we were treated to a new trailer for the upcoming Disney film Maleficent, which features Lana Del Rey’s beautiful, haunting cover of Sleeping Beauty’s “Once Upon A Dream”. Immediately after, the song was released for download for free on Google Play. Download it quick, and listen to the song below: Read the rest of this entry

Dance + Workout Tracks To Keep In 2014

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Every pop diva from Britney to Gaga and Katy to Cher had a new album out this year—not to mention Beyoncé’s surprise attack earlier this month. For NewNowNext I collected the best dance tracks for the perfect New Year’s Eve playlist, but these ten songs should also be kept on your dance and workout playlists in the new year as they’ll keep your body moving:

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Travel Download: YPlan App For Last-Minute Events In New York

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Pharrell Williams performing at the YPlan release party in the Bowery’s Finale – Photo by Andrew Villagomez

After making a big splash across the pond in London, the YPlan app sets its sight on the Big Apple now. Created for those who find themselves with free nights and wanting something last minute to do, with an array of options further than dining or concert events a Tech Crunch points out, the app provides 10 to 15 curated events for users to select from. Users also have options for the next night and a couple events later in the week, and subjects range from theatre to nightlife and sports to comedy. Making the app suitable for not only locals, but travelers to New York as well.

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NYFW Playlist: 10 Songs About Fashion Designers

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While in New York Fashion Week mode, we also await the release of Lady Gaga’s “Donatella”, the ARTPOP track dedicated to the Versace HBIC. To keep you at pay and inspired this week, jam out to these ten songs from the last decade by artist who love fashion designers and their brands:

Most recently, Jay-Z dedicates a whole song to a  talented designer in “Tom Ford” (2013)

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New York’s Splash Bar Closing, Relive Iconic Pop Performances

After over 20 years of putting on countless parties for New York’s gays and his visitors, the Chelsea nightlife icon Splash will be closing it’s doors on August 10th. Owner Brian Landache posted on the club’s Facebook page saying it’s the “end of an era, boys!” and the following note making it official:

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Mega parties, go-go dancers in showers, and unfortgetale DJs and artists, Splash was legendary and a favorite for many New Yorkers and visitors. In my case, it was my first New York gay nightlife venture (and NYC club for that matter). For others it was much more personal.

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PLAYLIST: Summer 2013 Dance & Pop Hits

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As the middle of summer approaches, here to make sure you’re always party ready for the rest of the season are the dance and pop hits of the summer.

Selena Gomez’s “Come And Get It” starts us off (don’t roll your eyes, you know you’re a fan) and is followed by our favorite ‘it’ duo of the moment, Icona Pop, with “I Love It” (and we would’ve included “Girlfriend” too, but Spotify didn’t have it!).

The rest of the pack includes the likes of Macklemore, Robin Thicke, Ellie Goulding, Calvin Harris, Jason Derulo, Miley Cyrus, and Avicii’s freshest hit, “Wake Me Up”.

Follow Andrew Villagomez on Twitter and Instagram: @AndyVeeNYC

New York Gay Pride Guide 2013

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If you’re visiting New York this Pride week, or thinking of making a last minute trip this weekend, we’ve got your events covered for a glitterfic good time!

Thursday (6/27)

Pride Thursday marks the grand opening of Marquee Q Thursdays from a team gay nightlife pros (Brandon Voss, Patrick Crough, Alan Picus, and Justin Luke), and will feature the New York Pride headliner and mega diva, Cher!

Starts at 10:00 p.m. at Marquee, 289 Tenth Ave

Friday (6/28)

Start your weekend officially, since it is an official New York Pride event, at The Pride Kickoff Rally. Hosts this year include Pandora Boxx and KeithPrice, with performacnes by Pam Ann and The Voice‘s Vicci Martinez. Oh, and Lady Gaga will be speaking at the event; added in last minute.

From 7 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at Pier 26 Hudson River, at North Moore St

When the sunsets, and after some pre drinks or dinner in Hell’s Kitchen several gay bars and gay-owned eateries, waddle your way down to XL Nightclub (if you aren’t already staying at The OUT) for PAPA vs. Forever Tel Aviv—a sure to be mega party from the two international entertainment groups. Watch the artfully, sexy trailer below:

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Playlist: Gay Anthems & Pride Hits Remixed

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With the heart of Pride Month among us, and the two biggest Pride events coming up (New York and San Francisco), get your groove on with our playlist featuring remixes of legendary and new age gay anthems:

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