Girl About Town: Quay Quinn-Settel from Slowdance

Let us introduce you to Quayar Quinn-Settel, vocalist of local band Slowdance and all-around superstar. In addition to her musical talents, we advocate her remixed sense of style. She’s managed to put her own stamp on a wardrobe curated with high-end trends and unique vintage finds. Quay showed Lexi Nisita of Refinery 29 her lovely Brooklyn apartment, her style secrets, and how she personalizes some of her favorite Charlotte Ronson pieces.

More on Quay after the jump…

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City Scenes: Street Art in Nolita

City: New York
Scene: Nolita
Story: Running errands can actually be inspiring if you keep your eyes open. The summer crowds usually make Nolita and Soho tough to navigate, and it’s easy to get caught up in the rush. If you take a minute to look around, you’ll notice some very inspiring graffiti art, tags, and stickers that make Nolita and the surrounding neighborhoods so intricately cool. Have a look:

Charlotte’s Photo Diary: Scenes from Los Angeles

Sometimes Twitter speaks louder than words—especially when those Tweets have pics (because, as they say,  a picture is worth 1,000 words). In any case these pics that Charlotte took during her trip to LA for the I Heart Ronson party last week say a lot. Here are a few that document her travels and fun times.

Introducing My I Heart Ronson Collage Site and Blog!

Last night, after a rather busy day at the office (including taking over JCPenney’s Twitter all day), I hopped a plane to Los Angeles to have a chance to get on LA time before tonight’s I Heart Ronson party. It’s a small, low-key event (the kind I like best)—with bowling and my sister Samantha DJing— in celebration of, my new website and Tumblr!

Between designing my Charlotte Ronson and I Heart Ronson collections, the exciting Uniqlo Designer Invitation Project, and other upcoming collaborations, this site has been a long time coming. It has a “We Heart” section, a cool collage board where I can share images and Tweets that inspire me, and other people can collaborate on the collage by submitting things they love as well! Then there is the blog section, which is my new Tumblr. I am already accruing so many favorite Tumblrs, I don’t know where to start. It’s like having a virtual inspiration board….

Whenever people ask me what inspires me when I am designing a collection I always try to explain that I’m constantly inspired by everything around me—it’s never usually one specific thing. Images, people, quotes, a walk around the city—nothing is off limits.  I feel like the new site is a great representation of that, and it’s a way for others to share what inspires them as well. There are so many fun things we’ll be doing with the new site in the coming month—stay tuned! But for now, tell me what you think @iheartronson and start adding to the collage!

There’s a lot to celebrate tonight, and I’m excited to be with my sister and my friends—many who I don’t get to see as often as I’d like. We’ll be tweeting and Tumblring from the event tonight, and I’ll share more tomorrow! XXCR

NYC City Guide: Charlotte’s Favorite Summer Drink

I know a Ting or two about a Ting or two…

My favorite drink is also the unofficial national drink of Jamaica—which makes it distinctively difficult to find in the States, but worth the      hunt. Ting, a lightly carbonated citrus drink made from Jamaican grapefruit, is the perfect summer thirst-quencher. Its tagline explains it in a nutshell: “Ting – the Jamaican sunshine and cool breeze in a bottle.

I always head to Miss Lily’s in Greenwich Village to pick up a bottle, and by default of its Jamaican roots, feel like I’m on a quick vacation.

Miss Lily’s
132 West Houston Street
New York City, NY
(646) 588-5375