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5 Cocktails Your Favorite Author Would Drink

August 15, 2014 |

Singapore Sling

The Singapore Sling

The staple drink from both Hunter S. Thompson’s The Rum Diary and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. It’s a sweet drink that inhabits Thompson’s not so sweet world of corrupt cops, business owners and even more shady main characters. This drink consists of the following:

  • 3 oz Gin
  • 1.5 oz Heering Cherry Liqueur (cherry brandy)
  • 0.75 oz Cointreau
  • 0.75 oz DOM Bénédictine
  • 1 oz (2 parts) Grenadine
  • 12 oz (16 parts) Pineapple juice
  • 1.5 oz Fresh lime juice
  • 1 dash Angostura bitters

How you make it:

Pour all ingredients into cocktail shaker filled with ice cubes.

Shake well.

Strain into highball glass.

Garnish with pineapple and cocktail cherry.

Hemingway Daiquiri

 Hemingway Daiquiri

Invented in 1886 by an American engineer stationed in Cuba during the Spanish-American war, the Daiquiri soon became the patron drink of sailors. It even made it’s way to The White House as JFK’s drink of choice. This variation was made specially for Ernest Hemingway by a bartender who knew him a little too well. Legend has it that Hemingway could go through quite a few of these in one sitting so it was made without sugar.

  • 4.5 oz (9 parts) White Rum
  • 1 oz (3 parts) Lime Juice
  • 0.5 oz (2 parts) Grapefruit Juice
  • 1.5 oz (3 parts) Maraschino Liquer

How you make it:

Pour all ingredients into shaker with ice cubes. Shake well. Strain in chilled cocktail glass.

The Godfather

 The Godfather

Alright. You got me. This titular drink probably has more to do with the film adaptation rather than the dead-tree version of Mario Puzo’s crime drama. But containing only two top shelf ingredients, it’s not hard to see why a mob boss might choose it.

  • 35 ml (1 part) scotch whisky
  • 35 ml (1 part) amaretto

How you make it:

Pour all ingredients directly into old fashioned glass filled with ice cubes. Stir gently.

Mint Julep

 The Mint Julep

Still a staple of America’s South and it’s upper-class culture, this drink has been with America since it’s founding. Before it made it’s way to the Kentucky Derby, Virginians used the drink to wake up with and saw the powers of the mint leaf as something like today’s Red Bull.

  • 6 oz Bourbon whiskey
  • 4 mint leaves
  • 1 teaspoon powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons water

How you make it:

In a highball glass gently muddle the mint, sugar and water. Fill the glass with cracked ice, add Bourbon and stir well until the glass is well frosted. Garnish with a mint sprig.

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French 75

Only a certain kind of character would have these ingredients laying around. The French 75 is named after an artillery piece by an American who spent a little too much time around France during the First World War. Be warned, it can be as dangerous as it’s namesake if paired with a night on the town.

  • 3 oz gin
  • 2 dashes simple syrup
  • 1.5 oz lemon juice
  • 6 oz Champagne

How you make it:

Combine gin, syrup, and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into an iced champagne glass. Top up with Champagne. Stir gently.

 

All images used from Wikimedia Commons. All drink recipes from IBA Official Cocktail

Who Wore It Better?

August 14, 2014 |

Who Wore it Better?

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1) Miranda Kerr vs. Coleen Roony

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2) Cher Lloyd vs. Christina Milianset2

3) Kendall Jenner vs. Kim Kardashian

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4) Kim Kardashian vs. Beyonce vs. Kristin Dunst vs. Miranda Kerr set21

5) Zoe Saldana vs. Jessica Albaset19

6) Alicia Keys vs. Selena Gomez

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7) Nicki Minaj vs. Julie Bowen

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8) Kanye West vs. Scott Disick

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9) Jourdan Dunn vs. Khloe Kardashian

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10) Brandy vs. Katy Perry Who wore it best - Brandy Norwood or Katy Perry?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#SHOESDAYTUESDAY – Michael Kors Cassie Loafer

August 12, 2014 |

Here on the STYLELOG, we’re starting a new weekly series called #SHOESDAYTUESDAY where we’re going to highlight a pair of shoes and show you how to style it for various occasions. Let’s take a walk through the wild side, first up are these super rad Michael Kors Cassie Loafers.

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Michael Kors Cassie Loafer - Festival Girl

 

Summer may have started its countdown to being over, and while our hearts are crying a little, Festival Season is still in full swing!! Made in America is just around the corner here in Philadelphia, and we’re psyching ourselves up. If you don’t have a show on the horizon, get a few friends together and blaze a trail, go on an adventure! There’s still plenty of summer sun left to go on a road trip. This outfit screams of the outdoors and wandering aimlessly wherever the path may lead. The Michael Kors Cassie Loafers give that western cool vibe and the backpack is a festival and travel-friendly necessity.

Get THE FESTIVAL GIRL Look:
- A Loose Graphic Swing Tank – Shop our Tanks here!
- KENNETH COLE Maribeth Cardigan
- HUDSON Croxley Cuffed Short
- MICHAEL KORS Cassie Loafer

Accessorize!
- Wide Brim Fedora
- Stack on some Wrist Candy
- KATE SPADE Cedar Street Perforated Bee Wristlet
- KATE SPADE Bruno Aires Mini iPad Folio
- The Necessity: KATE SPADE Cobble Hill Callen Backpack

 

MICHAEL KORS Cassie Loafer - The Rebel

“With a Rebel Yell, she cried More More More.” While Summer Fridays are reaching its end, it doesn’t mean we can’t still have fun in the office. Taking cues from IT girls Zoe Kravits and Cailin Russo rocking septum jewelry, we’re getting the feeling rebellion is in the air. Update that boring 9-5 wardrobe and reminisce about your teenage angst with some punk-inspired accessories paired  with current pieces that may make you feel like you can ditch work early.

Get THE REBEL Look:
- ELIE TAHARI Raleigh Sweater
- HUDSON Krista Super Skinny
- MICHAEL KORS Cassie Loafer

Accessorize!
- KATE SPADE Cedar Street Lacey Wallet
- MICHAEL KORS Reese Satchel
- KATE SPADE Cyber Cheetah iPad Folio

 

 

 

Different Ways to Wear Crop Tops

June 19, 2014 |

Crop tops are everyone’s favorite especially during the warm seasons. You can wear them with anything, and I mean ANYTHING. Here are some ways to wear crop tops in different styles, so get ready to update your closet with your favorites.

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1) Sassy

 

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Pair your favorite black leather crop top with a slit high-waist maxi skirt for a sassy look. Accessorize with a pair of Michael Kors Guliana open-toe ankle straps, Tory Burch Adalyn clutch, and to protect your eyes from the sun, add a sun hat.

2) Fun & Flirty

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This is the ultimate party look. Play around with all the colors of the rainbow and match the skirt with your crop top in your favorite hue. Lastly, pair the outfit with a cute crossbody (Kate Spade Cedar Street Monday shown).

 3) Urban Chick

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If you want the “urban” look, go with a graphic top and match it with high-waist shorts and wedge sneakers. Voila, you are already stylin’.

4) Casual Babe

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Last but not least, if you like casual this is for you. A plain crop top with distressed skinny jeans, a cute bootie, and aviator sunglasses make the perfect street style.

 

*Don’t forget to check out our Lee Newman site for the latest fashion*

 

 

 

 

 

Summer Style Made Easy: 5 Essential Summer Shoes

June 19, 2014 |

The summertime is full of laughter love and unexpected plans. Be prepared for anything with our must-have shoes of the summer. Read More

1. An Edgy Sandal

The Stuart Weitzman Sunbelt Chunky Heel fits the bill perfectly with it’s chunky heel and buckle detail. An edgy chunky heel will add instant style points with everything from cut off shorts to a flirty mini.

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Men’s Fashion: How To Wear White Jeans

June 18, 2014 |

White jeans can instantly step a casual look up a notch as an unexpected wardrobe choice. In a classic fit, white denim jeans add a clean and crisp look without taking yourself too seriously. Still, this look can be hard to pull off so here are 3 surefire tips to keep you ahead of the fashion curve.

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1. Get Prepped

Pair crisp white jeans with a polo and casual boat style shoes for an easy preppy look that isn’t over the top. A handsome watch will finish off the look quite nicely too. Try the Adriano Goldschmied Graduate Denim Jeans in White and the Tommy Bahama New Fray Day Polo in Red Wine for this look.

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2. Play Dress Up

Add a bit of panache with an eye catching sport shirt like the Balik button up shirt from Robert Graham or go for a more clean cut look with a classic solid style. Try this look with the Graduate jean from Adriano Goldschmied in a sateen white. The brushed cotton hand keeps the casual pants feeling more dressed up than usual.

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3. Casual Friday

Get ready in a pinch by pairing your favorite white jeans with a slim fit v-neck t-shirt in a color with a heathered effect. The heathered tee keeps it casual while still maintaining a pulled together look. We say you can’t go wrong by pairing this look with one of Cole Haan‘s very popular Lunargrand style shoes. Try this look out with the Psycho Bunny V-Neck in Orchid and the DL1961 Russell Classic Straight Jeans in Chalk.

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Give Your Little Black Dress an Update

June 18, 2014 |

We all know what a staple the LBD—little black dress—is in a woman’s wardrobe.  However, the term doesn’t have to be taken quite so literally—special details can make you stand out in a room yet still remain a closet basic.

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LBDSHEER // Not your ordinary little black dress; sheer paneling gives some unexpected sexiness that stands out among other LBDs.  Wear with these Vince Camuto cage sandals for some edge.

B IS FOR BLUE // Who says an LBD has to be black? We are obsessing over this Nicole Miller cutout dress in a bold blue.  A blue dress can become a staple piece in your wardrobe.  Change it up by layering with a blazer or leather jacket, and tights and booties in the winter.  Our pick for the warm weather? Vince Camuto metallic strappy sandals of course!

LOVE LACE // Off the shoulder and lace is the perfect combination for date night.  Swap out your basic LBD for this pretty Nicole Miller sheath.  This strappy MK heel is sexy and sophisticated for summer.  Girly has never looked so good.

Don’t forget a bag! This MK tile clutch will give your look just enough shine.

 

 

 

 

Five Ways to Wear A Denim Jacket Like A Celebrity

June 17, 2014 |

A denim jacket is a casual staple and should be a practical piece in any guy or gal’s wardrobe and naturally celebrities are always spotted wearing jean jackets with everything from rompers, to colored pants and flowing maxis.  Here are five ways to wear your Hudson Signature Jacket from LeeNewman.com.

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1. With A Jumpsuit

Selena Gomez looks ready for anything with a printed jumpsuit, over sized denim jacket and optic white satchel. Get a similar look with this Kenneth Jumpsuit and sleek Michael Kors Sophie Satchel.Get the look selena gomez in denim jacket and one piece pantsuit

2. Over A Print

Alessandro Ambrosio kicked back with a denim jacket paired with a printed romper and laid back espadrille flats. We say throw your jean jacket on with these printed Tribal Sportswear Pants and Vince Camuto espadrille flats.

Get the look Alessandro Ambrosio in a denim jacket with romper

3. With A Colorful Scarf And Maxi Dress

Miranda Kerr shows us that easy style is as easy as one, two, three pairing her denim jacket with a colorful scarf, flowing maxi and leather tote. Check out our spin on the look with a Tommy Bahama scarf, Karen Kane maxi and Kate Spade Henry Lane Emmy Bag.

Get the look Miranda Kerr in denim jacket-maxi dress-and scarf

4. With Colored Pants

Hilary Duff brightened up her moto-inspired jean jacket with cuffed colored jeans and aviator sunnies. Get a similar look with these colored AG jeans and low key Michael Kors Daisy Moc flats.Get the look Hillary Duff in denim jacket-booties-and colored pants

5. White Hot

Get boho-inspired with an airy white frock from Desigual Tenerife maxi dress, top knot and glam make-up to look like January Jones’ latest celebrity siting.

Get the look January Jones in denim jacket and all white dress