Syl Tang

@hipguide

CEO, HipGuideยฎ Inc. Futurist. Award-winning journalist. Consultant to travel/style/tech cos. Adventurer. Author. Pre-order 'Disrobed' from Rowmanโฌ‡

https://www.amazon.com/Disrobed-Clothing-Predicts-Economic-Determines/dp/1442270993

Images and videos by Syl Tang

#fbf "What is that smell?"~me. "Your purse is on fire"~Taryn Manning. Swipe for the purse. I used white-out to cover up the melty bits because it is a favorite. Alice McCall from when my pal @kellycutrone repped her, back when fashion week was still good. So I still use it ๐Ÿ™ˆ. #OITNB #frontrowgoodies #carrieditlastnight #dontjudge

#fbf "What is that smell?"~me. "Your purse is on fire"~Taryn Manning. Swipe for the purse. I used white-out to cover up the melty bits because it is a favorite. Alice McCall from when my pal @kellycutrone repped her, back when fashion week was still good. So I still use it ๐Ÿ™ˆ. #OITNB #frontrowgoodies #carrieditlastnight #dontjudge

๐Ÿ’ฌ 0Normal

Mark Fleischman, I got the dress code memo #insidestudio54 #studio54 #bookparty #discorific

Mark Fleischman, I got the dress code memo #insidestudio54 #studio54 #bookparty #discorific

๐Ÿ’ฌ 5Normal
At PHD Rooftop Lounge at Dream Downtown

๐Ÿ“š I have so many book things to tell you guys about including a GoodReads giveaway, a whole bunch of press that's coming up๐Ÿ’ƒ but in the meantime put this date on your calendar, December 6th! 8 a.m.! ๐Ÿ’ฅThe Accessories Council is having a breakfast for @disrobedbook๐ŸŽ‰. I know it seems ages away but they order the books in advance so RSVP is on the invite๐Ÿ”. It will be here before you know it! ๐Ÿ’ฏ #authorsofig #bookreading #breakfast

๐Ÿ“š I have so many book things to tell you guys about including a GoodReads giveaway, a whole bunch of press that's coming up๐Ÿ’ƒ but in the meantime put this date on your calendar, December 6th! 8 a.m.! ๐Ÿ’ฅThe Accessories Council is having a breakfast for @disrobedbook๐ŸŽ‰. I know it seems ages away but they order the books in advance so RSVP is on the invite๐Ÿ”. It will be here before you know it! ๐Ÿ’ฏ #authorsofig #bookreading #breakfast

๐Ÿ’ฌ 3Normal
At M.Gemi

I don't really go to #nyfw shows any more if I can help it but least I'm so old now they give me wheelchair accessible seating. #hipreplacementguide

I don't really go to #nyfw shows any more if I can help it but least I'm so old now they give me wheelchair accessible seating. #hipreplacementguide

๐Ÿ’ฌ 3Normal
At Skylight Clarkson Sq

#nyfw #zangtoi #stk #polaroid80  #themailroom

#nyfw #zangtoi #stk #polaroid80 #themailroom

๐Ÿ’ฌ 2Normal

โ€‹On 9-11, I was on my way to the Trade Center to a meeting on the 56th floor so when I say I am lucky to be here, that isn't an exaggeration. The months after were a real test for New York, I had lost 6 friends and the debris destroyed our office, but when the city asked, I moved myself and my struggling dotcom back downtown. Somehow those of us left crawled our way back out of our sadness and rebuilt. But this morning I didn't get to go down to the Memorial. I had to spend it being apprised of the proposed deletion of our 10-yr old Wikipedia page as "women to delete". "Unremarkable" "a nobody" "not notable" is what they are saying about me. After twenty years as a journalist of trying to shine a light on small Mom and Pop businesses; doing talks at Columbia, Baruch, NYU, Wharton so students might aspire; writing about women trying to make a living in war-torn Afghanistan and climate change in the South Pacific, it is a little sad that such an important authority thinks I've done nothing. To reduce 9-11 to a story about terrorism would be to not understand it at all. It is about the human spirit and our resilience. To keep doing and to keep going even when others say we do not matter. When I gave my talk at Parsons recently, a student asked me about the money one makes from a book. I laughed and said, you will not get rich doing that. The finances are such that most writers never earn out. Truth. My book is largely about how we can be better to each other and how we can improve our lives and the world. In the end, that is what matters. #neverforget #bestronger #bekind #domoreforothers #911 #keepgoing. photo by @irablockphoto ๐Ÿ™

โ€‹On 9-11, I was on my way to the Trade Center to a meeting on the 56th floor so when I say I am lucky to be here, that isn't an exaggeration. The months after were a real test for New York, I had lost 6 friends and the debris destroyed our office, but when the city asked, I moved myself and my struggling dotcom back downtown. Somehow those of us left crawled our way back out of our sadness and rebuilt. But this morning I didn't get to go down to the Memorial. I had to spend it being apprised of the proposed deletion of our 10-yr old Wikipedia page as "women to delete". "Unremarkable" "a nobody" "not notable" is what they are saying about me. After twenty years as a journalist of trying to shine a light on small Mom and Pop businesses; doing talks at Columbia, Baruch, NYU, Wharton so students might aspire; writing about women trying to make a living in war-torn Afghanistan and climate change in the South Pacific, it is a little sad that such an important authority thinks I've done nothing. To reduce 9-11 to a story about terrorism would be to not understand it at all. It is about the human spirit and our resilience. To keep doing and to keep going even when others say we do not matter. When I gave my talk at Parsons recently, a student asked me about the money one makes from a book. I laughed and said, you will not get rich doing that. The finances are such that most writers never earn out. Truth. My book is largely about how we can be better to each other and how we can improve our lives and the world. In the end, that is what matters. #neverforget #bestronger #bekind #domoreforothers #911 #keepgoing. photo by @irablockphoto ๐Ÿ™

๐Ÿ’ฌ 13Normal
At One World Trade Center

My jokes are pretty Corny! #ipsofacto #uniCorn ๐Ÿ˜‚ I'm here all weekend! Tip your waiters!

My jokes are pretty Corny! #ipsofacto #uniCorn ๐Ÿ˜‚ I'm here all weekend! Tip your waiters!

๐Ÿ’ฌ 4Normal
At Ward Pound Ridge Reservation

Giving a talk about the book - and related issues, #elections, #hurricanes, #DACA. Yes it is all intertwined. #authorsofig #worldaffairs

Giving a talk about the book - and related issues, #elections, #hurricanes, #DACA. Yes it is all intertwined. #authorsofig #worldaffairs

๐Ÿ’ฌ 0Normal
At New School

I'm the guest @bibliofeed this week! I get a lot of questions about what I read and given all the unbelievable global events currently happening, for the next week, I am sharing books that I think can help you understand our world. Walk ๐Ÿ‘ฃ yourself over to their Instagram if you'd like to see what's on my book shelf ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ’ญ๐Ÿ“ (and yes my shoes are #2โœโœ)
#author #instagramtakeover #books #bookstagram

Credit for this cute walking pun goes to the fabulous @thirdcoastgems

I'm the guest @bibliofeed this week! I get a lot of questions about what I read and given all the unbelievable global events currently happening, for the next week, I am sharing books that I think can help you understand our world. Walk ๐Ÿ‘ฃ yourself over to their Instagram if you'd like to see what's on my book shelf ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ’ญ๐Ÿ“ (and yes my shoes are #2โœโœ)
#author #instagramtakeover #books #bookstagram

Credit for this cute walking pun goes to the fabulous @thirdcoastgems

๐Ÿ’ฌ 5Normal

Please join me in giving whatever you can to the people who will be impacted by Harvey. โ€‹This is a shortened link I made to the Texas Tribune's article: How to get (and offer) help after Hurricane Harvey type bit.ly/harveyguide.There are lots of resources but the food banks are very easy to donate to these days, e.g. both the Central Texas Food Bank and the Food Bank of Corpus Christi accept PayPal even. They are tagged and have one click option to give. There are already 17,000 people in shelters already with 450,000 who will be impacted and the rain has yet to stop. If you cannot assist in rescue efforts, then the next best thing is immediate need. Now is the time for our common humanity. 
#give #actionsnotwords #donate #hurricaneharvey
โ€‹https://www.texastribune.org/2017/08/28/hurricane-harvey-relief-efforts-how-help/โ€‹
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โ€‹NOTE: I researched the three charities I picked for two key things 1. immediate and crucial help 2. are they reputable. Their org IDs on Charity Navigator are 5673, 3420, and 8060. I am aware for example that there have been 1000 lives lost and 41 million people displaced in Nepal, Bangladesh and India due to flooding this summer, but I haven't posted about it because I have not been able to find a reputable direct relief organization, and I am mindful of the fact that some $488 million raised for Haiti was never quite accounted for. For general world efforts, I am always supportive of the United Nations World Food Programme. If you need more information, please ask, I am happy to direct you to additional reputable charity pages or ways to make the most impact.

UPDATE: I have made a shortened link to a page on El Financiero with the list of locations in Mexico City that are accepting donations to help with the earthquake bit.ly/mexicocityonground. UNICEF Mexico is also accepting donations if you aren't in Mexico City. 9-20-17

Please join me in giving whatever you can to the people who will be impacted by Harvey. โ€‹This is a shortened link I made to the Texas Tribune's article: How to get (and offer) help after Hurricane Harvey type bit.ly/harveyguide.There are lots of resources but the food banks are very easy to donate to these days, e.g. both the Central Texas Food Bank and the Food Bank of Corpus Christi accept PayPal even. They are tagged and have one click option to give. There are already 17,000 people in shelters already with 450,000 who will be impacted and the rain has yet to stop. If you cannot assist in rescue efforts, then the next best thing is immediate need. Now is the time for our common humanity.
#give #actionsnotwords #donate #hurricaneharvey
โ€‹https://www.texastribune.org/2017/08/28/hurricane-harvey-relief-efforts-how-help/โ€‹
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โ€‹NOTE: I researched the three charities I picked for two key things 1. immediate and crucial help 2. are they reputable. Their org IDs on Charity Navigator are 5673, 3420, and 8060. I am aware for example that there have been 1000 lives lost and 41 million people displaced in Nepal, Bangladesh and India due to flooding this summer, but I haven't posted about it because I have not been able to find a reputable direct relief organization, and I am mindful of the fact that some $488 million raised for Haiti was never quite accounted for. For general world efforts, I am always supportive of the United Nations World Food Programme. If you need more information, please ask, I am happy to direct you to additional reputable charity pages or ways to make the most impact.

UPDATE: I have made a shortened link to a page on El Financiero with the list of locations in Mexico City that are accepting donations to help with the earthquake bit.ly/mexicocityonground. UNICEF Mexico is also accepting donations if you aren't in Mexico City. 9-20-17

๐Ÿ’ฌ 6Normal

Whatever, y'all with your fancy store bought glasses ๐Ÿ˜‚ #ready #eclipse2017 #eclipse

Whatever, y'all with your fancy store bought glasses ๐Ÿ˜‚ #ready #eclipse2017 #eclipse

๐Ÿ’ฌ 9Normal

โ€‹Dusting off my TV skills! We made a 30 second mini-reel for the broadcast producers that are asking me about @disrobedbook and here it is! Over the years I've actually been in 6 (or was it 7 eek) TV shows, on NY1, BBC, Fox, TLC (ask me about my surreal premiere for my Sundance show โ€‹in L.A.) and I can tell you, it doesn't happen without a ton of help. So special thanks to superb producer @theaglassman; the giant book cover poster is from my fab publishers @rowmanandlittlefield; the necklace that says Disrobed is @capsuljewelry; @emploinewyork make the most TV perfect dresses I've ever seen; the glasses are my trusty @silhouetteeyewear; @ferniezap provided the setting; and @CaravanNYC @mustaev_usa @thegregorynyc @mauimoisture made me look camera-ready. Permanent link to this vid on YouTube at bit.ly/disrobedminireel

โ€‹Dusting off my TV skills! We made a 30 second mini-reel for the broadcast producers that are asking me about @disrobedbook and here it is! Over the years I've actually been in 6 (or was it 7 eek) TV shows, on NY1, BBC, Fox, TLC (ask me about my surreal premiere for my Sundance show โ€‹in L.A.) and I can tell you, it doesn't happen without a ton of help. So special thanks to superb producer @theaglassman; the giant book cover poster is from my fab publishers @rowmanandlittlefield; the necklace that says Disrobed is @capsuljewelry; @emploinewyork make the most TV perfect dresses I've ever seen; the glasses are my trusty @silhouetteeyewear; @ferniezap provided the setting; and @CaravanNYC @mustaev_usa @thegregorynyc @mauimoisture made me look camera-ready. Permanent link to this vid on YouTube at bit.ly/disrobedminireel

๐Ÿ’ฌ 21Normal

Dear Oscar Heyman, can I have this 19.4 carat tourmaline because it matches my blouse so well? Thanks! #gems

Dear Oscar Heyman, can I have this 19.4 carat tourmaline because it matches my blouse so well? Thanks! #gems

๐Ÿ’ฌ 8Normal
At Ramscale

Took me awhile to hang these monkeys in the flora! Picked these little guys for my Editor's Choice Award today for the #agtaspectrumawards. There were lots of stunning stones but I love playfulness.  #agtaspectrum17 More jewels in Stories! #ethicallysourced

Took me awhile to hang these monkeys in the flora! Picked these little guys for my Editor's Choice Award today for the #agtaspectrumawards. There were lots of stunning stones but I love playfulness. #agtaspectrum17 More jewels in Stories! #ethicallysourced

๐Ÿ’ฌ 5Normal

Every time someone says "yasss", I hear "asss" and think "huh? why are we talking about butts?" ๐Ÿ™ˆ so the fact that Broad City invited me to their intimacy range launch is...fitting. P.S. I have no idea what most of this stuff is ๐Ÿ˜ณ #tonight #broadcity #comedycentral ๐Ÿ“ท: @gabrielagabrielaa

Every time someone says "yasss", I hear "asss" and think "huh? why are we talking about butts?" ๐Ÿ™ˆ so the fact that Broad City invited me to their intimacy range launch is...fitting. P.S. I have no idea what most of this stuff is ๐Ÿ˜ณ #tonight #broadcity #comedycentral ๐Ÿ“ท: @gabrielagabrielaa

๐Ÿ’ฌ 6Normal
At Vandal New York

Here I am, just trying not to get swept out to sea ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿณ๐Ÿ™ underneath the Florida Keys. It's hard to explain how magical the Coral Restoration Foundation project truly is. But I think this video captures it. I'm just so proud of my friends at Oris for their very real commitment to the planet. It is not marketing fluff.  Shortened link to the full video on YouTube since Insta doesn't hyperlink: bit.ly/OrisCoral and it will take you there. (It is case sensitive so capital O and C.)

Here I am, just trying not to get swept out to sea ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿณ๐Ÿ™ underneath the Florida Keys. It's hard to explain how magical the Coral Restoration Foundation project truly is. But I think this video captures it. I'm just so proud of my friends at Oris for their very real commitment to the planet. It is not marketing fluff. Shortened link to the full video on YouTube since Insta doesn't hyperlink: bit.ly/OrisCoral and it will take you there. (It is case sensitive so capital O and C.)

๐Ÿ’ฌ 9Normal

This lady says she's on SNL? #snl #94degrees #imaliquidnow

This lady says she's on SNL? #snl #94degrees #imaliquidnow

๐Ÿ’ฌ 6Normal

Giving a talk yesterday @TheCreativeCoalition about where the world is going. I gave my predictions on when we will live on Mars, whether we have consumed all we can from planet Earth, what after Google Glass, what Amazon will do with Whole Foods, women's salary equality, what will happen next in retail, all manners of things. (Sorry to the folks cut out of the photo, lots in the back ๐Ÿ™ˆ) #thefuture #briefing

Giving a talk yesterday @TheCreativeCoalition about where the world is going. I gave my predictions on when we will live on Mars, whether we have consumed all we can from planet Earth, what after Google Glass, what Amazon will do with Whole Foods, women's salary equality, what will happen next in retail, all manners of things. (Sorry to the folks cut out of the photo, lots in the back ๐Ÿ™ˆ) #thefuture #briefing

๐Ÿ’ฌ 2Normal
At The Creative Coalition

A first look at the back cover of Disrobed with lovely praise from @akiperitz @yannmaggio @nyuniversity @millennium @partnershipsorg, courtesy of my wonderful publisher @rowmanandlittlefield. By the way, I am posting "did you know" fun factoids from my work on @disrobedbook every third post. #bookstagram

A first look at the back cover of Disrobed with lovely praise from @akiperitz @yannmaggio @nyuniversity @millennium @partnershipsorg, courtesy of my wonderful publisher @rowmanandlittlefield. By the way, I am posting "did you know" fun factoids from my work on @disrobedbook every third post. #bookstagram

๐Ÿ’ฌ 2Normal
At Rowman & Littlefield

Summer is for eating ice cream๐Ÿฆ; it helps you achieve an excellent bikini bod.

Summer is for eating ice cream๐Ÿฆ; it helps you achieve an excellent bikini bod.

๐Ÿ’ฌ 3Normal
At Days Ice Cream

Tonight at the Patek Philippe opening. My book was #1 in its category on Amazon today, which I can't even believe. I can't wait for you guys to read the chapter about saving lives and wearables. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

Tonight at the Patek Philippe opening. My book was #1 in its category on Amazon today, which I can't even believe. I can't wait for you guys to read the chapter about saving lives and wearables. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

๐Ÿ’ฌ 14Normal
At Cipriani 42

A glimpse at every day life in the real Cuba as seen through my eyes. #Cuba

A glimpse at every day life in the real Cuba as seen through my eyes. #Cuba

๐Ÿ’ฌ 1Normal
At Cuba

There's really no WiFi, (I actually heard dial-up modem in hotel gift shop) in Cuba so imagine my surprise when I had texting. Got to Ernest Hemingway's house and my phone got second of service and suddenly had 238 notifications. Ernie would def have been a monster on Stories if he lived today so seems right. This is his desk. #writers #Hemingway #Cuba #noweefee #noGoogle #gooucs #makingplansoldfashionedway

There's really no WiFi, (I actually heard dial-up modem in hotel gift shop) in Cuba so imagine my surprise when I had texting. Got to Ernest Hemingway's house and my phone got second of service and suddenly had 238 notifications. Ernie would def have been a monster on Stories if he lived today so seems right. This is his desk. #writers #Hemingway #Cuba #noweefee #noGoogle #gooucs #makingplansoldfashionedway

๐Ÿ’ฌ 0Normal
At Ernest Hemingway House - Cuba

There is art everywhere you look in Havana. Swipe right for some of the pieces. #art #Havana #Cuba

There is art everywhere you look in Havana. Swipe right for some of the pieces. #art #Havana #Cuba

๐Ÿ’ฌ 1Normal
At Calle Obispo, La Habana Cuba

The architectural decay has become such a big part of what people associate with Havana. Strangely it has its own beauty. #architecture #Cuba

The architectural decay has become such a big part of what people associate with Havana. Strangely it has its own beauty. #architecture #Cuba

๐Ÿ’ฌ 0Normal
At Plaza San Francisco de Asรญs

Adrian who owns Efe, (chic Vedado bar with live music and fabulous banana pulled-beef appetizer) added a popular drink called the Blue Lagoon. Soon after, this locals' disco down the street added their version. I had to snap a pic when I saw they spelled it la-gone by accident. In Cuba, 'kingbar' is a certain 4-letter f word. After we left this night, there was a bar fight that has apparently has led the cops to shutter the place. #marinistirrednotshaken #laggone #sogone #ifbeeristhischeapsurelythebartendersaretoo #bebibachicken #havana #cuba

Adrian who owns Efe, (chic Vedado bar with live music and fabulous banana pulled-beef appetizer) added a popular drink called the Blue Lagoon. Soon after, this locals' disco down the street added their version. I had to snap a pic when I saw they spelled it la-gone by accident. In Cuba, 'kingbar' is a certain 4-letter f word. After we left this night, there was a bar fight that has apparently has led the cops to shutter the place. #marinistirrednotshaken #laggone #sogone #ifbeeristhischeapsurelythebartendersaretoo #bebibachicken #havana #cuba

๐Ÿ’ฌ 2Normal
At Kingbar, Havana

Cuban veg market. Across the street from La Taberna del Pescado, which does a nice ropa vieja even though it's named for fish. It is actually the front room of local Eduardo's house, and you pass through their kitchen to use their bathroom. He went here to buy some more produce while we were eating. After lunch I bought a fresh coconut for $1 and drank it.

Cuban veg market. Across the street from La Taberna del Pescado, which does a nice ropa vieja even though it's named for fish. It is actually the front room of local Eduardo's house, and you pass through their kitchen to use their bathroom. He went here to buy some more produce while we were eating. After lunch I bought a fresh coconut for $1 and drank it.

๐Ÿ’ฌ 2Normal
At Havana, Cuba

We decided to forego the classic car "tour" and just took it a-l-l the way to our hotel ๐Ÿ˜‚ #Cuban #taxi #reallyfar

We decided to forego the classic car "tour" and just took it a-l-l the way to our hotel ๐Ÿ˜‚ #Cuban #taxi #reallyfar

๐Ÿ’ฌ 1Normal
At El Malecรณn, Camagรผey, Cuba

I am uncertain with the clampdown whether people will have the opportunity to go to the fantastic locally-owned restaurants that I chose. Ironically enough I think it will go back to tours to very specific operators. Even now people tell of mediocre experiences. This is the fabulous El del Frente and the owner Wilson. $33 for incredible plantains, croquettas, taco main, cebiche, their house salad with chicken, a margarita the size of my head, two cervezas and two Aqua Pannas. #havana #cuba

I am uncertain with the clampdown whether people will have the opportunity to go to the fantastic locally-owned restaurants that I chose. Ironically enough I think it will go back to tours to very specific operators. Even now people tell of mediocre experiences. This is the fabulous El del Frente and the owner Wilson. $33 for incredible plantains, croquettas, taco main, cebiche, their house salad with chicken, a margarita the size of my head, two cervezas and two Aqua Pannas. #havana #cuba

๐Ÿ’ฌ 9Normal
At El del Frente

What the Cuban countryside looks like. I made ten handwritten pages of questions I have as a journalist ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“ #somanythoughts

What the Cuban countryside looks like. I made ten handwritten pages of questions I have as a journalist ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“ #somanythoughts

๐Ÿ’ฌ 5Normal
At Viรฑales, Cuba

What a Cuban ration book looks like. Cubans make on average $25/mo. But they receive education and healthcare for free, as well as housing, utilities, an amount of food and necessities. Shockingly some jobs such as taxi drivers - because they receive 15CUCs (~15$) say for a 10min ride from Miramar to Old Havana - are wealthy and their cars have satellite radio and the latest iPhones.

What a Cuban ration book looks like. Cubans make on average $25/mo. But they receive education and healthcare for free, as well as housing, utilities, an amount of food and necessities. Shockingly some jobs such as taxi drivers - because they receive 15CUCs (~15$) say for a 10min ride from Miramar to Old Havana - are wealthy and their cars have satellite radio and the latest iPhones.

๐Ÿ’ฌ 2Normal
At Pinar del Rรญo, Cuba

Music in the streets of Cuba

Music in the streets of Cuba

๐Ÿ’ฌ 0Normal
At San Ignacio, La Habana, Cuba

A land caught between two eras

A land caught between two eras

๐Ÿ’ฌ 0Normal
At Vedado, La Habana, Cuba