Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Go Gaga for Fall 2010

After four sold out shows in Radio City Music Hall, this summer Lady Gaga is returning to New York City July 6, 7 & 9. The tickets for the show range from $54.00 to $179.00 and only single seats are still available.

Gaga's reputation as an outrageous figure is sure to pervade, as her performance promises to be a theatrical spectacle. With her eccentric dress and provocative statements, Lady Gaga is quite a controversial woman. One thing is for sure though, she is in it to win it. Her desire to succeed as an artist pushes her to maintain her persona.

She told Rolling Stone magazine, "If I were to ever, God forbid, get hurt onstage and my fans were screaming outside of the hospital, waiting for me to come out, I'd come out as Gaga."
Her dedication to her music doesn't end there. She also explained, "I don't drink water onstage in front of anybody, because I want them to focus on the fantasy of the music."
Her commitment to her career, and even more importantly, her Little Monsters, is admirable. Say what you want about Gaga, but her desire to break the mold and be herself makes her a good role model.
This fall, Qi New York has named a dress after Lady Gaga. It emphasizes the shoulders with its low cut back and exaggerated puff sleeves. It is short, sassy, and fearless--just like Gaga.

The Lady Gaga dress will be available for pre-order in the next two to three weeks at http://www.qinewyork.com/. Check the website for available colors!

Paradoxal Oracle

Yesterday was the first day of summer, and yet there is already a buzz growing around Chanel's Fall 2010 beauty release. Come September, the neon nail polish that is trendy right now will look passe, and instead you'll reach for smoldering charcoals and deep plum hues. Chanel, who is notorious for their popular nail polishes (remember the shade of jade that immediately sold out last fall?) has released Le Vernis Nail Color in Paradoxal. It is a deep plum shade that is sure to add a bit of mystery. Why not pair this mystical lacquer with Qi's Oracle dress as a reminder that the fashion industry is forever looking towards the future?

National Wildlife Federation

Qi New York has decided to support the National Wildlife Federation's efforts to help contain and clean up the oil spill on the Gulf of Mexico! Here at Qi we feel it is important to give back and so we will donate $1.00 from every feather style purchase from the Holiday 2010 collection.

The National Wildlife Federation proposes to educate, inspire and assist individuals and organizations of diverse cultures to conserve wildlife and other natural resources and to protect the Earth’s environment in order to achieve a peaceful, equitable and sustainable future. Check them out at http://www.nwf.org/
Here's a sneak peek of the Holiday 2010 collection:

BP Oil Spill Disaster

The wildlife that inhabits the Gulf of Mexico is suffering due to the BP oil spill. Nine weeks have passed since the oil rig exploded and the Deepwater Horizon spill has yet to be contained.

Said to be the worst oil spill in U.S. history, nearly 800 animals have been found dead in the Gulf or washed up on its shores. Included in this number are birds, sea turtles, dolphins and many other animals.

The oil spill, now on its 64th day, has polluted the coastlines of four U.S. states, threatened the livelihood of the fishing and tourism industries, disturbed the sensitive ecological wetlands, and challenged President Obama, who has been scrutinized for the way he has handled the crisis.

Thus far, BP has spent $2 billion on clean up, not including the $105 million owed in damage settlements. However, BP faces more accountability, for if the spill is not soon contained, and the damage moves to the eastern coastlines, Attorneys general from 11 states on the East Coast threaten to hold BP responsible for the injury to the wildlife.

This catastrophe has not only cost hundreds of bird their lives, it may cause ecosystems to collapse, causing millions of birds to lose their homes and food sources.

Qi New York’s Holiday 2010 collection features modern garments, adorned in iridescent feathers—a detail inspired by the urge to escape the brutal winter months. Now more than ever is the time to be thankful for life’s good fortunes and work through any hardships. As always, Qi recognizes the importance of giving back and retaining hope this season; Qi New York is committed to donating $1.00 from each purchase of a feathered garment to a charity assisting in the oil spill clean up.

Rest, Relaxation, and Some Serious Spending.

With the new luggage weight restrictions implemented by the airlines, it is becoming more and more important to travel light. However, women continue to find it hard to properly pack. This may be due to the fact that, according to a recent survey, the average woman spends £200 more on her holiday wardrobe than she does on the trip itself! Surprisingly enough, the average cost of a summer vacation trip is £500, and it seems that since women believe that they are getting such a great deal on their trip, they allow themselves to splurge on new clothes and beauty products for the getaway. The desire to buy a new bikini, cover up, summer dress, cute sandals and a new self-tanner results in a shopping spree that averages around £700. Adding in the price of pre-departure beauty treatments, such as a mani-pedi, leg wax, eyebrow shaping, and fake tan, many women spend up to £855 getting ready for the vacation. Obviously, the bargain break that many seek comes with a steep pre-departure price tag.

Vacations are the time to relax, have fun, and spend some time on you. There is no doubt that women want to look great and feel great on the beach and sometimes some trendy new clothes can do just the trick. There is no shame in wanting to dress to impress, and so by all means, check out Qi New York’s Spring 2010 collection for some summer vacation essentials.

Hit the beach in your favorite bikini, throw on Qi’s Gypsy Asymmetrical Dress and head to the beach for some refreshing daiquiris.

Slip on your favorite pair of stilettos and Qi’s Wild Winged Dove 1-Shoulder Dress for the perfect dinner attire.

After all the fun, snuggle up in the Stewart Cable Cardigan as you lounge around your hotel.

Qi's Famous Fans Part 3

Taylor Momsen in Qi Mesh Flower Skirt
VV Brown in Eliza Cowlneck

Rihanna in Qi Bamboo Duster

Maria Menounos in Serena Studded Dress
Taylor Momsen in Qi Cashmere Scarf

Qi Fans Part 2

Shontelle in skinny scarf
Taylor Swift in Fly Robin Fly Tunic

Emmanuelle Chiriqui in Blondie One Shoulder Dress
Adrienne Bailon in tulip skirt

Blake Lively in Newsies Scarf

Qi's Famous Fans Part 1

Leighton Meester in Newsies Scarf

Ciara in Qi Cares "Give Back" sweater

Glee's Jenna Ushkowitz in Oracle Dress

Glee's Jenna Ushkowitz in Blondie One Shoulder Dress