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Montclair’s “Born Again Vintage” Celebrates A Year of Sustainable Style

18. April 2014

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Greetings mavens and bargainistas! It’s been entirely too long since we’ve delivered your fix on all things fashionable, but fret not. We at Brick City Varsity are back and brimming with news about the latest developments in Newark’s sartorial circles. The one shop on everyone’s lips this week is Montclair’s Born Again Vintage. Recently, this treasure […]

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My Black History Month A Newark “Hero”, Mr. Dowdy

21. February 2014

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During Black History Month, we pause to salute and reflect on the contributions African Americans have made to the rich fabric that makes up the United States.There are many untold stories that reveal the best of Americans who stepped up when duty called, broke color barriers, or quietly made their communities better one person at […]

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Help us Bring back “THE NEWARK PRINT SHOP”

20. November 2013

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    The Newark Print Shop hosted its 17th print club just two days before a fire in their building forced them to close its doors back in June of this year. Five months later, Newark Print Shop has secured new space located at 304 University Avenue, and is looking for community support to help […]

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Creation Nation Parade of Art and Peace meet at Washington Park

25. October 2013

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  NEWARK — The Barat Youth Initiative, hosted its sixth annual BYI Creation Nation Art and Peace Parade in Newark on Sunday, Oct. 22. The parade is the largest collaborative youth art event in the state.  “Our vision is to establish a parade which is comparable to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade here in New Jersey, […]

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In Memorial of Gay Pride Week (Gallery)

25. July 2013

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In Memorial of Gay Pride Week (Gallery)

As the Gay Pride week events came to a close, we wanted to look back at the week in memorial.  Gay Pride week concluded with “a smile memory and a glee”.  The week acknowledgment means different things to different individuals. For some, Gay Pride is an acknowledgement of an underground community coming out of the […]

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Newark Gay Pride Week Starts

16. July 2013

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Newark Pride is a regionally anticipated signature event produced in partnership with Greater Newark’s leading LGBYT organizations, Newark Pride anticipates that over 5,000 people will participate in the four-day itinerary of programs that provide an array of programming for the LGBT community. Newark Pride Week 2013 will feature film screening, health and wellness events and […]

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A Solos Project House Pop Up Exhibit inspired by InaWordFab

10. July 2013

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InaWordFab and Art in the Atrium presents “Egregious Errors of Splendor” The exhibition at Solo Project House Opened, June 14 – June 28, 2013.  We were able to review the interesting collection before it closed. “Art is what you can get away with.” Lauren M. Craig, Esq. the “Alter Ego” and personality behind “InaWordFab”, is […]

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31st Annual Spring Fashion Showcase: Style Highlights (Part 2)

23. May 2013

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The 2013 season, address consumers’ desire UNLEASH self-expression, balance and the need to re-energize. The color direction for spring builds upon these compelling needs with a palette that mixes dynamic bright with novel neutrals to create a harmonious balance. This allows for unique combinations that offer practicality and versatility, but at the same time, demand […]

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31st Annual Spring Fashion Showcase: One of Newark’s Hidden Gems (Part 1)

20. May 2013

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Newark is seldom thought of as synonymous with a strong fashion lineage, but for those Newarker’s in the Know, there has been a fashion tradition of success and pride emanating out of Essex County College.  Saturday marked the 31st Annual Fashion Showcase held at Essex County College. This is an upscale fashion show, that has […]

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The Art of Stacking Bangles

21. February 2013

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The Art of Stacking Bangles

I had the opportunity to meet Elle Fuentes a few years ago. Personally I believe she is one of the best jewelry designers in the area, and we are lucky enough to have her creating and innovating in our city. She has been a designer for the past eight years, and after working for several wholesalers and specialty stores such as Hot Topic and Forever 21 at one end of the spectrum and with celebrities such as Gwen Stefani & The Blonds on the other, she decided to start up her own line to let her creativity steam off. “Following all the rules and regulations of the heavy hitters can be tiresome, so I created my personal line in 2007.”

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