Adrienne Bailon's Seven Secret Hotspots in NYC
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Adrienne Bailon has come a long way since her teenybopper days as a member of girl groups 3LW and Cheetah Girls. She’s traded in her cookie-cutter image, and is determined to reintroduce herself to the music industry. Bailon’s reality show with best friend Julissa Bermudez, Empire Girls: Julissa and Adrienne, was a first attempt to cast off preconceived notions about who she is. “I’m not 16 years old anymore, I’m a grown woman,” Bailon tells VIBE. “I’m not from LA and I am not from a fancy, rich family. I grew up in the projects on the Lower East Side.” Bailon is set to drop her debut album under Ne-Yo’s record label, Compound Entertainment, in early 2013. Fabolous and Daddy Yankee are expected to be featured on the album. Though a first single has not yet been chosen, Bailon will release a test single in a few weeks. In addition to working on her “Latin-infused” R&B album, Bailon is the host of the X-Factor Pepsi pre-show. The pint-sized bombshell says she is honored to work with her boss and mentor Ne-Yo, who has written a few songs on the album, and can’t get enough of Brandy’s new album, Two Eleven. “I’m a huge fan of Brandy’s vocals,” she says. “I love her tone, and her ad-libs are always perfectly placed.” Since Bailon is a native New Yorker, VIBE asked her to share seven of her secret hotspots in New York, from her favorite places to dine to a luxury shoe repair shop she says every woman must go to restore their Christian Louboutin red bottoms.
The Leather Spa
"For my red bottom-wearing girls in New York. This is my ultimate secret to keeping your red bottoms fresh. They repair the bottom and repaint it the exact same red. They will look brand new like it’s straight out of the box. You can lick the bottom of them if you want to! So freshen up those red bottoms girls-- we don’t want to see them all scratched with barely any red left!"
The premier destination for shoe repair in New York City. It boasts itself for providing the ultimate experience for clients seeking luxury accessory repair and care. From Manolo Blahniks to Christian Louboutin's popular red bottom heels, this shop can repair it all. So ladies, don't fret the next time you ruin your favorite pair of stilettos. Also specializes in leather repair, and luggage.
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