100% Bloomingdale’s Women


Fashion: just the way you like it. That’s the theme that Bloomingdale’s is displaying this summer – seriously, most of this summer’s fashion trends can be worn any place any time.

100% Bloomingdale’s Women Contemporary is a series of collections created exclusively for the luxe retailer by the best brands in the business.

#HipNJ’s Maria Falzo returns to Bloomingdale’s to share her favorite Women’s Contemporary selections with us and Marlie Massena-Pattillo, PR manager for Bloomingdale’s Short Hills.

Here’s what made our #HipList

Ted Baker Bloomze Flowered Lattice Skater Dress – 100% Bloomingdale’s Exclusive
ORIG. $279.00
NOW $195.00

This enchanting dress—designed by Ted Baker exclusively for Bloomingdale’s—brandishes the label’s signature, floral trellis print. The skater dress is perfect for all body types, and the beautiful print is also available in skirt and top options.

KAREN MILLEN Ombré Striped Dress – 100% Bloomingdale’s Exclusive
ORIG. $380.00
NOW $249.99

The Bloomingdale exclusive KAREN MILLEN dress features on trend ombre stripes in summery shades of blue and green. The boat neck, sleeveless dress is perfect for your next occasion.
Boat neck, sleeveless, ombré striped

Sundry Striped Long Sleeve Tee – 100% Bloomingdale’s Exclusive
PRICE: $83.00

This oversized tee perfectly embodies the athleisure trend. The preppy striped top is perfect for going from the gym to brunch with your girlfriends. Paired either with yoga pants or boyfriends jeans, this tee will be your new summer staple.

#HipNJ is giving away a free 100% Bloomingdale’s exclusive Sundry Striped Long Sleeve Tee. Make sure you are following us on social media for contest details!

For more information on the 100% Bloomingdale’s campaign, visit their website.

Album Review: Nick Jonas’ ‘Last Year Was Complicated’

By Kenneth Barilari


Nick Jonas finds his musical niche on Last Year Was Complicated.

 Jonas defeats the sophomore slump with his latest release. Last Year Was Complicated, released June 10, is unlike anything we have heard before from the New Jersey native. His previous hits like “Jealous” and “Chains” seem to have carved the path for the fresh sound he brings to this album. We are a long way from the Jonas Brothers, and we are surprisingly not complaining.

In March, Nick released “Close”, the lead single from the album, featuring Tove Lo. The song is a mesmerizing manifestation of Jonas’ self-professed struggles with opening up to someone.

After hearing the album in full, the lead single fails to match the musicality of some of the other tracks.

Next, Nick released “Champagne Problems”, an up-tempo track that details a couple sharing a bottle of champagne as they decide to break up. The intimacy that Jonas displays on this track is perfectly balanced with its radio friendly production.

In “Chainsaw”, Jonas sings about letting go of the past and finding closure. The song seems therapeutic and leaves the listener feeling like they have listened to something special and taken a journey with the singer. Jonas’ vulnerability on this song in particular, as well as on the ballad “Unhinged”, is incomparable to anything he has done before.

The standard edition of the album contains three collaborations. “Close” featuring Tove Lo, “Bacon” featuring Ty Dolla $ign, and “Good Girls” featuring Big Sean. Of the three, “Bacon” piques the most interest with its unique title and lyrics that get stuck in your head all day. Jonas released the music video for the song exclusively on Tidal, but it has since been uploaded to his official Vevo.

Most recently, Jonas released the music video for his current single, “Under You”. The track, produced by Max Martin, is sure to be a hit for the singer. In the track, Jonas opens up about the regret he feels for not hooking up with someone when he had the chance. The video features Pretty Little Liars actress Shay Mitchell and shows the two meeting up and kissing in the shower.

Other notable tracks on the album include “The Difference” and “Comfortable”. There are no tracks that are unlikable, but with the bar set so high by songs like “Chainsaw” and “Champagne Problems”, some are bound to fall behind. “Touch” and “Don’t Make Me Choose” are solid but do not add anything fresh to the album.

Nick Jonas has given us an intimate look into his personal life and found his own sound on Last Year Was Complicated. His Disney days are far behind us as he continues to grow and mature before our eyes. This album is proof of this maturation, and Jonas does not disappoint. Head over to iTunes to purchase the album.

Must Listen: “Chainsaw”, “Under You”, “Champagne Problems”

Clara Maass Medical Center Foundation Golf Invitational

Clara Maass Medical Center Foundation’s Golf Invitational took place at the Montclair Golf Club in West Orange on May 9. #HipNewJersey was there to give you an inside look.

HipNJ’s Lisa Marie Latino had the privilege of speaking with the man of the hour, former New York Giant David Diehl, about the event. “This isn’t about me,” Diehl said. “Everyone is out here for the single purpose of helping change people’s lives and changing the lives of children so they could still pursue their dreams and let them be kids again.” Diehl went on to say that the most rewarding thing in the world is “the impact that we will have on kids’ lives forever.”

Kevin Walter, former Houston Texan also came out to support. He expressed his excitement to “Have a good time, enjoy each other’s company, and raise money for a good cause and a good hospital.”

WABC anchor Ken Rosato expressed that Clara Maass Medical Center is “one of the best hospitals in the region.” It currently has the number one emergency room in the nation and is constantly expanding.

“When hospitals are closing down in urban areas all over the country, this hospital is growing,” Rosato explained.
He said that the hospital is a beautiful and vibrant place to go, encouraging those who have not yet seen it to visit.

“In the community, if you need something done, you go to Clara Maass,” Rosato stated. For more information on Clara Maass, head over to BarnabasHealth.org/ClaraMaass.

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