Jersey City Review Style Profile: Orville Clarke

He’s as au courant as they come. His impeccable taste epitomizes a complete understanding of style and form and it is personified in his personal manner, well-chosen professional endeavors, and life at his befitting Lincoln Park Neighborhood Victorian home which is filled with world-collected objects d’ art and shared with wife Khurshid and son Sufyan. “When meeting someone for the first time, you have about 15 seconds to impress them. Why be subtle about it? I’d rather throw a brick.” – Orville Clarke.


Jersey City Fashion Week Returns for Second Year

Jersey City Fashion Week (JCFW) is back starting tomorrow, Sept. 25, through Saturday, Sept. 28. JCFW is the brain child of Desha Jackson, a local lawyer and philanthropist who wanted to make Jersey City a fashion destination and highlight local businesses and designers while raising money for charity. In its first year, the citywide event

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Jersey City Fashion Week Seeks Donations and Models

Fashion weeks, especially Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York City, celebrate all things superficial: money, beauty, celebrity. But one fashion week in Jersey City isn’t just about style – it’s about substance too. “One way our week is different from New York Fashion Week and others is because a part of our proceeds go to

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Jersey City Review: The New Face of Retail

For years we’ve shopped the malls, boutiques, specialty stores and even big box retailers for the latest trends, classic looks and designer gear. Many Saturday afternoons have been spent bouncing from one shopping destination to the next hoping to find the perfect fit, color, price and style. A longing to ‘make an entrance’ when attending a social engagement, job interview, place of worship or white sandy beach keeps consumers motivated and retailers capitalizing.


Jersey City Review: Urban Swag – The Ladies

Fashion is riveting because of its rapid pace, cutting edge technology and unending evolution. Hot today is throw-away tomorrow, checks are in, then stripes; prints replace solids and color blocking falls somewhere in between. Preppy never really goes out of style while vintage and retro fight tooth and nail against new designs. Old is almost always new again – albeit a decade or two later. Somehow, we keep up.


Uta Brauser’s Anti-Gun, Armor-Inspired Fashion Line Debuting in Brooklyn

One Jersey City artist is suiting up in the fight against guns. Uta Brauser, best known as the brains behind Fish with Braids Gallery and the Creative Grove Artist and Designer Market among other local projects, is debuting a new fashion art line that isn’t just inspired by armor, but also incorporates it. In response

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JC Blogger Arabelle Sicardi of Fashion Pirate Highlighted for Individuality, Style & Resilience

A Jersey City fashion blogger known for her unique style was recently featured on Stylelikeu, a website devoted to freedom of expression through personal style. Arabelle Sicardi, who grew up in Jersey City and graduated from McNair Academic High School, was highlighted for her blog Fashion Pirate, which she started in 2008. The Taipei, Taiwan,

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Jersey City Fashion Week Donates Event Proceeds to Four Local Charities

Earlier today, Jersey City Fashion Week (JCFW) put the final stitches into this year’s work by presenting four local charities with proceeds from the citywide event. In September, JCFW hosted a slew of events including four main ticketed shows benefiting Dress for Success Hudson County, Boys and Girls Clubs of Hudson County, York Street Project,

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Closet Freaks: Downtown Jersey City Bloggers Share Love, a Closet and a Passion for Fashion

On weekdays, Downtown Jersey City residents Anthony Urbano and Dustin Tyler Moore throw on jeans, sweats or whatever they need to get dirty at their respective jobs as an engineer and dog walker. But once the weekend hits, they reach deep into their wardrobes and the fun begins.


Newport Centre Mall Hosting Breast Cancer Survivor Fashion Show, Other ‘Pink’ Activities

Newport Centre Mall kicked off their Paint the Mall Pink campaign for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month yesterday, along with other Simon Property Group shopping centers in the region. The first in a series of events in the month-long program was yesterday’s unveiling of the Tree of Hope in the mall’s Center Court. Here, shoppers

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VIDEO: Fashion Goes Futuristic at Fish With Braids Art Gallery

Jersey City Fashion Week: Fish With Braids Fashion and Art Show from Joe Galbo on Vimeo. The worlds of high fashion and art merged at the new Fish With Braids art gallery recently, where a crowd gathered to watch Uta Brauser and Mark Tauriello unveil some of their latest futuristic fashion. “I’m not just a

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Couture Comes to Town With First-Ever Jersey City Fashion Week

Move over, New York. JC is getting in on the fashion game too with the first-ever Jersey City Fashion Week kicking off Friday. Founder Desha Jackson was inspired to start the event when she saw Jersey City’s potential and cultural growth. “Jersey City has great connections and people,” says the Ocean County resident. “Downtown is an up-and-coming area with a lot of restaurants and boutiques. There’s a lot of culture there… It’s a great community.”


New Thrift Store E. Tittlemouse & Co. Brings Designers and Deals to Bay Street

When former Brooklyn resident Belinda Vargas and her husband Napoleon Diaz first came to Jersey City, they knew they had found a place to call home. “Our friends took us out to dinner out here and we fell in love with Downtown Jersey City,” says Vargas, 29. “We’ve wanted to open our own thrift store for a while now, and we said, ‘Why don’t we open up here?'”


New Blog Captures the ‘Street Style’ of Downtown Jersey City

Downtown Jersey City is a great place for trend-spotting. A cultural hub with a mix of suburban transplants, NYC commuters, international travelers and more, the neighborhood is full of the eclectic, the artistic and the fashion-forward. Marinell Montales, a part-time barista at the Warehouse Cafe, has created a place to celebrate the style of these residents: a blog she calls Downtown, natch!