Saturday, October 2, 2010

Tiffany Monique Interview

Tiffany Monique.  Remember the name.  1/3rd of Beyonce's background vocalists known affectionately as "The Mamas", this singer/songwriter has traveled the world sharing her talents and is finally stepping out on her own.  We had the opportunity to sit down with her in-studio to talk about the transition from background to foreground.

We're also giving away 3 copies of Tiffany's EP "Nemesis" via Twitter!  Be sure to follow @roxfontaine to find out how you can win.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Beyond the Rack

There's a newcomer in the internet private shopping arena and I like it.  If Gilt is still too expensive for you there's a much more reasonable alternative for you at Beyond the Rack.  In the same fashion as Gilt and Ideeli, you register (completely free) to access brand clothing, shoes, accessories, home furnishings and more at significant discounts from retail prices.  You still need an invite for this one, so click the link above to join instantly.

How significant is significant, you ask?  Gucci eyewear that retails at $299 for $139.  Hugo Boss suits that retail for $895 for $499.  Great deals on high end gear.  Bring it down to brands like Five Four, Levi's, Monarchy etc. and you have get some really good deals.  There's something for everyone as the site carries Men's, Women's and Children's items.

Also like the other sites, you will find most items listed on a limited time basis.  If you don't act quickly on that item you love, you will run out of time or they will run out of stock; whichever comes first.  It's always nice to have options if you dig clothing the way I do.  Beyond the Rack is looking really good so far and I can imagine that it will only get better.

Monday, September 27, 2010

The Ultimate "Flaker"

In the sneaker community buying selling and trading happens probably every minute of every day.  Just like in any business, there are people who love to "shop" with no money.  It is a serious offense to say you're going to buy something and then back out of the deal in the sneaker world.  You'll be labeled a "flaker" and people won't want to deal with you.  That wouldn't seem like such a big deal normally.  However, often times the shoes that people are clamoring for are very limited in numbers.  If nobody wants to deal with you, you can end up missing out on limited items or paying significantly higher premiums.

What happens when you take that same idea and upgrade the product to....let's say.....a Bugatti Veyron?

At a recent Barret Jackson auto auction some jackass bid $700,000 on car he could not or would not buy.  When the bidding closed the offender was reported as saying that he didn't actually intend to bid on the car and that he was only trying to "help".  You what!?

This fiasco raises so many questions:

How in the hell do you "accidentally" bid 700 grand?
Why are you schill bidding at one of the most notable auto auctions in the world? 
What the hell is a Veyron doing on the block at Barret Jackson?
Why did this car barely make it to 700,000? 

The CEO of the auto auction stepped up and said he'd purchase the car himself to minimize the embarrassment to the company.  Fortunately, a bidder on the phone stepped in and purchased the car instead.  The "flaker" was quickly escorted off the premises and I'm pretty sure he'll be banned from attending any future auctions.  Serves him right.

I wish I had 700 large to blow on a car.  That's a steal considering this car sells at over a million dollars easily!