Category archives for: Fashion & Arts

Michael Mejia: Painting the Body & Soul


By Jen Khedaroo   Being a contestant on “Skin Wars,” The Game Show Network’s highest rated show ever, is an accomplishment in itself. But artist Michael Mejia rose past many in the competition and made it to the final four due to his creative and detailed bodypainting pieces. The body art competition show, hosted by […]

To Be a Wonder Woman


BY JEN KHEDAROO Claudia P. Marulanda Gomez, an artist from Colombia living in Briarwood, recently opened her first-ever exhibition at a gallery in Manhattan. Her exhibition featured her work under the ultimate, inspiring girl-power theme of “Wonder Women.” The exhibition explores those who possesses the qualities found in powerful women. It also dives into how […]

Queens, In Their Own Words

Shelley Ettinger

By Jen Khedaroo   Queens has always been home to talented writers, such as Arthur Buchwald, Anne Hosansky and Martin Scorsese. And with a growing presence of writers living and working in Queens, there has been an abundance of literary groups and writers’ workshops popping up around the borough in recent years. The formation and […]

Sophie Kempner Is So New York


By Jennifer Khedaroo After moving to Astoria, Sophie Kempner turned her dreams of opening her own fashion label into reality. At The Pop Bar in the same neighborhood, Kempner recently launched her fashion label SoSophie. The line is meant to focus on men’s effortless sportswear. She studied fashion design in school, but left early when […]

New to New York

The Dress Recycler

The Dress Recycler Superhero Hotline By The Dress Recycler (aka Holly Wilensky) Working in The Dress Recycler headquarters one afternoon, the boisterous ringing of the superhero hotline startled me.  As I picked up the phone and answered, “This is the Dress Recycler; what’s your fashion emergency?”  I could hear the tension and fear on the […]

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