Kind Of A Year In Review

I relaunched the blog on Sept. 8, and I am officially announcing it as Nuvany Ni’ce’s anniversary! Although I’ve been blogging for a few years now, I feel this Sept. 8 was the new phase of Nuvany Nice thus the commemorative date. I think I’m off to a great start with the new blog & and am optimistic for new things in the new year. Here are a few of my fav posts since the relaunch ENJOY! Thanks to everyone that visits, lurks, comments I appreciate it all truly :).

Ran into the lovely Garance & The Sartorialist during NYFW S/S10

Fell in love with artist Danah Givens Obama illustration

Started a new thing Photo of the Week

I was featured on the Nu Black

One of my fav indie designers Rachel Mara had a slew of dope coats for the fall!

The homie Taj of Wejetset hooked up the most successful giveaway to date on Nuvany Nice

Tam & Sam asked me to guest blog

Discovered some dope street art in Brazil

Hoping to own a pair of these clog boots soon

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Happy Holidays!

(photo via flickr)

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!!

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New New: Lacoste Booties

Lovin my new Lacoste booties, couldn’t find the ones  from the new Gap Holiday spots! They’re extremely comfy, now to buy a few different color laces to switch it up sometimes. You like?

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Grinding: Sarah White

1. Name/Alias: Sarah White aka Sarah White Black, The Black Sarah White or Artisticbling (for photos)

2.Where are you from/ Where do you currently live?: I was born and raised in the lovely city of Minneapolis, but reborn in Brooklyn, where I currently lay my head.

3. Where did/do you go to school and your major?: I stu
died Ceramics, Printmaking, Humanities and World Religions at a Community College in Minneapolis.. I’ve always been all over the place : ) I feel like I have learned most of my trades through the school of life. I learn thru living. I always practice/study to get additional skills thru internships, yoga schools, collaborations etc but I’ve been thinking about going back to get a degree in something soon. I just think it would be nice to have..

4. What is your Grind? Wow.. Well, I am a mother to a lovely 5 year old (Iza), a singer/emcee who dabbles in production, photographer (events, portraits, street, collage), writer ( I have a blog with artist and tastemaker Lichiban, called Wronglips, I have written also for Trace Magazine, Urb, and many other print/publications), and occasionally I work in fashion doing stylist work/personal shopping/casting. I currently work at a tiny organic italian spot in Noho, work-study @ Jivamukti Yoga and Im grinding hard on trying to make this music and spread my light/love into the world.

5. How did you get into what you’re doing now?: I landed here. Fate/Faith has pushed me onto my path.

6. When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?: Lol! I wanted to be an Obstretrician! I wanted to be like Bill Cosby on the Cosby Show. The babies just seemed to POP out with ease… Next I wanted to be in fashion, doing production, etc.. Now, I just want to be a kid again.

7. What are some contributing factors that shaped the life you live now?: Always having people around the believe in me (even when Im having a moment of doubt). I feel like whatever choices I have made, even the shitty ones, I have always had great support from my real friends and family.

8. Any specific people that mentored or helped guide you to your current path?: My Mom and Papi. Always made me feel that I was gifted and could do anything. Zach in Minneap taught me to transform my poems into raps, which began to push my musically journey. My man, Rico. Makes me feel like a Queen and always believes in me.

9. What motivates you?: My daughter and the love that was created to create her. Each day since has kept me on my grind and full of love.

10. Your favorite author and why?: It changes by the week, but I fall somewhere in between Paulo Coelho, who opens me up to mind-travel and worlds beyond.. and Mama Gena (Regena Thomashauer) who teaches me about using my “P” power!

11. What are 3 goals you want to achieve within the next year?:
1. Get all my music out
2. Get yoga teacher certified
3. Travel, travel, travel!!

12. One person that continuously inspires you and why?: My brother. He always gives, even when he has nothing left to give.

13. 3 Indie brands you LOVE to rock?: IF I had money, I would rock things by Camille Peace (Peace Images), Rabbit on the Run, Princess of the Posse (Lichiban just got me into them), 21MC, GoodWood, Melissa Shoes (Recyled plastic, but so hot), GAS’D (Sorry cant name 3..)

14. What annoys you the most?: Money. I repel it.

15. Your best quality?: My fiance says: I lift spirits. I like that.

To learn more about Sarah’s Music & Photography visit HERE & HERE

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Photo of the Week

Eyeing

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Coogi: Amy Martino

Ahhh the wonderful worldwide web, the things I stumble upon! I recently bought a new couch from Ikea that has a really funky print. Some would probably think that the colorful print above by Artist Amy Martino would clash with the print on the couch, but I think it would be an excellent compliment! Extremely huge & simply framed to hang on my living room wall. The internet has really become my way to travel around the world virtually for now anyways :). You can view more of Amy’s work HERE!

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Nena SoulFly x Nuvany Nice Giveaway


And the winners are:
Nicole
Mikayla
Lea
Iris

Check you e-mail ladies :)! Thanks for all of the entries, don’t forget to browse the NenaSoulFly Etsy shop or contact Tanya directly at nenasoulfly {at} gmail.com for custom orders!

We’re back with another tis the season holiday giveaway, this time around sponsored by the lovely Tanya of Nena SoulFly! Be sure to visit the Nena SoulFly etsy shop to view all of the fabulous handmade wears Tanya creates using African & Central American textiles.

To Enter:

Up for grabs 4 pairs of earrings from the photo above, 4 winners each will choose one pair of their choice! Leave a comment telling me your favorite fashion/art magazine( print or online)  & why? Giveaway ends Sunday Dec. 20, 2009 at midnight. Winners will be announced Monday Dec. 21, 2009.

Gain an extra entry:

Join Nuvany Nice on FB

OR

Tweet on Twitter: RT @NuvanyNice Don’t forget to enter the Nena SoulFly Giveaway at Nuvany Nice, ends Sunday Dec. 20 2009 at 12am http://www.nuvanynice.com

(PLEASE LEAVE ONE COMMENT FOR EACH ENTRY, EX: ANSWER THE QUESTION & IN THE SAME COMMENT LET ME KNOW IF YOU ARE A FAN ON FB OR IF YOU TWEETED. NO NEED FOR MULTIPLE COMMENTS FROM ONE ENTRANT!)

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Cut-It-Out: Eye Dazzler

Love, love, lovin the recent offerings from Russian Designer Yelena Konovalova’s line Cut It Out. I remember reading about her debut collection in 07 via A Shaded View On Fashion. View more of her collections HERE. Check back later for a new Giveaway/Contest beginning today :), oh and see if your a winner of our Rebel Chic Nyc Contest HERE!

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Bali to New York: Rebel Dnce

Rebel Dnce S/S 10 Collection

Rebel Dnce Designer Maikhanh Bertrand

Rebel Dnce means power through art & celebration. Based in Bali Indonesia Rebel Dnce is an emerging line by designer Maikhanh Bertrand. I’ve conversed with Maikhanh for a while now online & finally got the opportunity to meet her last night. In town on a brief visit, Maikhanh held a unique trunk event at Gallery Bar in Manhattan to show her current S/S 10 collection along with a dope roster of other artists. After flipping through the lookbook beforehand I was eagerly enthused to browse the collection up close. Visibly influenced by the amazing Bali island, simple edge is how I would describe the collection. Soft gray  & yellow with different blends of silk,jersey,& linen makeup the majority of the line. Another aspect that I love, a few of the pieces are uniquely unisex. One of my fave pieces is the lace print silk jersey overall, exactly I’m sure you can envision in your head :). I can’t wait to see what Maikhanh will unveil next season, i’m definitely watching this young lady!

Maikhanh also had a number of pieces available at unbelievable sample sale prices from some her past collections available to buy. I believe she will be in the US until mid January, if you are interested in purchasing any pieces you can contact her at contact {at} rebeldnce.com. You can view her current and past collections HERE!

Yellow & Silver Torn Skirt

Jacket From A/W 09 Concrete Warriors Collection

Browsing the Collection

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