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“Spring Clean” Featuring Stalley, 2011

For the ParlourMagazine.com’s spring fashion editorial, the thought was to mix it all up. Prints & patterns, uptown & downtown and new models and new emcees. Ayumi is a fierce fresh face over at BASIC and Stalley is one of hip-hop’s newest names with major buzz. See the full spread here.

Creative Direction: Shannon Washington
Photography: Berman Fenelus
Stylist: Tisha Brown
Style Assistant: Gabriela “Chuch” Rosario
Hair & Makeup: Nya Raphael
Post Production: Shannon Washington

It’s 2014 ladies and we’re back with a fresh Parlour Jams! mix to encourage your new year’s resolutions. Was your goal to hit the gym, maybe get those

Parlour Magazine decided to kick off 2014 by bringing back their Parlour Jams! mix series to encourage your new year’s resolutions. This edition features none other than REVIVAL’s very own, PQ! http://parlourmagazine.com/2014/01/dj-pqs-new-years-resolution-motivation-parlour-jams/

Catch PQ live on the 1’s and 2’s this Saturday at Freecandy along with Rich Medina and guest Peter Rosenberg #revivalparty

Parlour Magazine is back

Last weekend, the Edmonton City Centre pedway filled up with fashion enthusiasts to celebrate the return of Edmonton’s Parlour Magazine

La fin de semaine passé, des enthousiastes de la mode ont comblé le pedway du Edmonton City Centre pour célébrer le retour de Parlour Magazine. 

The Parlour Life Dollhouse Fashion Show & Pop Up Store featured designers Genette Salgado, Malorie Urbanovitch and Sid Neigum as well as local stores Coup Boutique, Gravity Pope and Urban Fashion Group. 

L’évènement, The Parlour Life Dollhouse Fashion Show & Pop Up Store avait en vedette les designers Genette Salgado, Malorie Urbanovitch et Sid Neigum ainsi que les boutiques Coup Boutique, Gravity Pope et Urban Fashion Group. 

Mode models paraded through a labyrinth of chairs and people. Here are my photos from the event. For more click here. 

Des mannequins de Mode ont défilé à travers un labyrinthe de chaises et de personnes. Voici mes photos de l’événement. Cliquez ici pour en voir plus. 

MALORIE URBANOVITCH

GENETTE SALGADO

SID NEIGUM 

Woman Vs. Female – Which Are You?

A quick piece I penned for Parlour today:

Chica, Lady, Girl, Missy, Chick, Mujer, etc…when you are of the female gender, no matter where you are in world, you grow up with many names to respond to. Depending on what language you use, you even speak with a male or female “voice.” But no matter what, you are a woman right? So what is the deal with people referring to women as “females?”

Read the rest here

Madrid, Marc Jacobs and A Mini-Meltdown, 2009

Madrid, Spain

So today started normal. I woke up, I cleaned up my little piso and then headed out to the Cafe Faborit on Calle Alcala to get my fruit smoothie x croissant fix, check on some Parlour stuff and then figure out what shops/sights I want to hit up before my SO (that is ‘significant other’ in PRLR land) gets home from school. As I was reaching into my Marc Jacobs bag to grab my laptop, it hit me—Marc just opened up a shop in Madrid not to long ago! After a Google search, I had already mapped out my walking route via Google Maps on my iPhone and an hour later I was off. Turns out the the store is in the trendy Salamanca neighborhood, which is akin to Greenwich/Meatpacking District in NYC or Union Square in San Francsico. It was a good walk and I was able to name check some other shops to visit tomorrow. Soon, I was at my destination. I saw the store, it saw me, and my wallet magically rose to the top of my bag…this was going to be a great afternoon….or so I thought.

No sooner than I had rolled up on the store, it closed. Did they see me coming? Was my huge MJ canvas bag a dead givewaway that I was a NYC MJ-stan? Did I smell? WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON??? I was completely dumbfounded. The lights were off, the door was closed and I was left with my nose pressed against the window, starring through the giant peace sign on the other end, struggling to be seen. Did I mention that it is also 90 degrees here? I was truly giving a new meaning to the term “hot & bothered.” Not to be deterred, I walked from one side of the store to the other, no I wasn’t trying to break in, but maybe there was a chance that I was just trying to go in through the wrong door? No dice – still closed. Slowly, reason set in—I was not getting into this store.

A little voice from the more sensible side of my brain told me to look and see if they had their hours on the doors. Sure enough, they were closed…until 4? Seems that I had been hit in the head with a legendary Spanish tradition – la Siesta! The siesta, or mid-day nap, is a spanish tradition that coincided with lunch, and here the lunches are huge…and what do you want to do after a mid-day mean? Sleep. This tradition also has translated itself to businesses as well, with many shops closing for a mid-day siesta around 2 and reopening close to 3 or 4pm. Not every shop, especially those in the touristy districts have adopted this practice, but you should definitely keep this in mind when planning a trip here. If you catch yourself in the middle of a shopping fix, just duck into a cerveceria and grab a beer and some tapas and chill out. Seeing how most Madrilenos don’t even partake in dinner until about 10pm, it kinda makes sense. Who wouldn’t love a 2-hour lunch?

So Marc is gonna have to wait until tomorrow. I just ate, the SO is home and it is time for a nap, lol!

xoxo

J.Baker

originally posted on ParlourMagazine.com in July, 2009

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Miami Moves With Bridget Kelly

While in Miami recently for Art Basel, I had the pleasure of kicking it with Roc Nation’s Bridget Kelly, all in the name of work. You know that saucy cousin of yours who says the first thing that comes to her mind, and loudly? Pair a sultry singing voice, killer heels and classic New York edge to it and you have Bridget. After getting her big break filling in for Alicia Keys on Jay-Z’s “Empire State of Mind,” Bridget has been making her rounds to promote her latest EP ‘Every Girl’ and upcoming Roc Nation debut album, featuring the work of Frank Ocean, Ester Dean, Ne-Yo and more. Who is Bridget Kelly? Find out more when you watch above.

Originally posted on ParlourMagazine.com, December 2011

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