Syl Tang@hipguide

CEO, HipGuide®️ Inc. Futurist. Award-winning journalist. Consultant to travel/style/tech cos. Adventurer. Author, "Disrobed" from Rowman & Littlefield⬇️

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

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​On Sunday I did a book reading and signing. Full house which was fun - questions went over time and had to be cut off haha! Signed lots of books. I was tickled pink to see my high school senior English teacher! Because of Disrobed, she came to ask me to teach at a university, but didn't remember I'd been her student so we had a giggle over my senior thesis on D.H. Lawrence. Back in the day, she wanted to give me an F! - I postulated that he was sexist and hated women. (I still think that 🙊) Missed the reading? Come visit with me on Wednesday Dec 6th at 8am with @AccessoriesCouncil at @MGemi, to RSVP type: bit.ly/acdisrobed .⠀
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A special thank you to @andersonsbooks, Friends of the Larchmont Library, @chakarrjewelry @holybauble @gladpie @thetanglife for their support. .⠀
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#bookreading #library

Larchmont, New York
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Lots of ? today on Disrobed Book Events! So: Nov 12 in Larchmont and Dec 6 in Manhattan, NY. Type the shortcuts I made: bit.ly/amazonevents or bit.ly/goodreadsevents for details. This Sunday November 12th event is a reading at a library. For those of you who never venture out of Manhattan 😒 it is only 30min from midtown (that's why I'm always waiting on you cats who come from Bk 🙊) and you get free🍷and cheese. Or December 6th which is a breakfast at 8 a.m. at M Gemi in SoHo, rsvp email is at the URLs above. .⠀
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#Instagood #picoftheday #bookporn #bookevents #books #library #bookworm #read #author #disrobedbook #bookfetish #bookstagram #inspiration #bookporn #booklover #bookaholic #bookphotography #wine #becausereading #bookshelf #beautifulbooks #booksactually #bookgasm #bibliophile #westchester #manhattan
#nanowrimo 📷: @johncalfoto


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#regram a blogger named @DebinHawaii wrote a lovely review of @DisrobedBook with a recipe for avocado toast and pickled onions: bit.ly/hawaiidisrobed . If you've read the book, you'll get the inside joke. Deb, I cannot tell a lie; there was guacamole in my takeout the other day, and I ate it. Hey, the avocado was already dead.🙊
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@debinhawaii A review of "Disrobed' by Syl Tang, paired with a recipe for Avocado Toast with Cream Cheese, Pickled Onions, Eggs & Everything Bagel Seasoning on the #kahakaikitchen blog. Find out how clothing impacts the world & why #avocadotoast is 'the new blood diamond'... 😬 (#sorrynotsorry) #foodstagram
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Shortly after this my Uber driver was named Elvis so A. I know he's alive and 4 minutes away B. I did find him on the internet. #hipguide #hipreplacementguide #mybookshelf #netscape #compuserve #fidonet #hundredsofBBS #BIX #programminga286 #286 #startrek #wheretofindelvis


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The first time you see your book in a bookstore window! 🙊😭📚 #storewindow #storedisplay #igreads #bookstore #inthewindow #bookish


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It's pretty nifty to see strangers like your book. A review of @disrobedbook on a blog called Dwell in Possibility. https://inpossibility.wordpress.com/ #blogreviews #readers #inquiringminds #bookstagramfeature


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​Regram! Full interview on youtube at bit.ly/wendyinterviewsme "@wendybrandesjewelry🚨🚨NEW 👏🏻 VLOG 👏🏻 ALERT🚨🚨

Welcome to #TipsyTalk, our new #vlog series where we interview #badass women doing cool things. First up, journalist, author, & futurist Syl Tang, of the 20-year-old website, @hipguide. We’re talking about @disrobedbook, which debuts next week. See a sneak peek of her book and learn about how #fashion can be a major player in predicting all sorts of world events (yes, even including #politics). Check out our little interview & catch up on past #vlogs (including some funny hats) on our channel - link in bio! -
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#blog #blogger #vlog #vlogger #economics #books #recommendedreading #girlboss #femaleauthors #politics #disrobedbook #cocktail #interview #youtube #youtuber #nyc #imovie #video #instavideo #promo #notanad #girlgang #journalism #jewelry #100


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@Disrobedbook in @WWD today. Insta chops it off so full article is here: bit.ly/disrobedinwwd Written by the amazing Rosemary Feitelberg. #disrobedbook #wwd #womenswear #womensweardaily aka the #industrybible

WWD
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😱😱😱 Finished books (the industry name for hardcover retail) of @disrobedbook are in. I'm sure you've all read what it's about 😂 but if you want to know more about wearable technology, terrorism, climate change, famine, and how to predict the next recession, that's what is in my book. In that same note: do something, enough with just our prayers and thoughts - after is too late - call and write your Congressional reps like I have done. Lmk if you need a link/addresses #booksofinstagram #nowitfeelsreal #soweird #unboxing


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​The wonderful @katieschlossny made this terrific necklace for me. To me, it is a modern-day version of a tintype - a photo printed on metal, which for history buffs means the photo lasts nearly forever. I've seen ones from the 1850s to 1940s still in good condition. It is of course the cover of @disrobedbook which launches in *gasp* two weeks. I didn't set out to be a writer - though working @PoetsWritersinc as a high school freshman and writing with the @Columbia U Writers Workshop as a junior probably indicates otherwise 🙈😂. The crime novelist Ian Rankin was hilariously quoted saying that authors are a terrible bunch - I hope this is not true. I started on this book journey in 2010 (?! I know) and this year has been a wild ride, please don't hesitate to ask me about it on GoodReads, where I am taking questions 🙋. PS we're doing an audiobook giveaway there also! Details in my InstaStories 💃 #thecountdownbegins #writingprompt #authorsofig #jewelry


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"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. Got it from Alice McCall from when my pal @kellycutrone repped her, back when fashion week was still good. So I still use it 🙈. #OITNB #frontrowgoodies #carrieditlastnight #dontjudge


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📚 I have so many book things to tell you guys about including a GoodReads giveaway, a whole bunch of press that's coming up💃 but in the meantime put this date on your calendar, December 6th! 8 a.m.! 💥The Accessories Council is having a breakfast for @disrobedbook🎉. I know it seems ages away but they order the books in advance so RSVP is on the invite🔝. It will be here before you know it! 💯 #authorsofig #bookreading #breakfast #newbook

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

Skylight Clarkson Sq
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​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 🙏

One World Trade Center
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My jokes are pretty Corny! #ipsofacto #uniCorn 😂 I'm here all weekend! Tip your waiters!

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

New School
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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 👣 yourself over to their Instagram if you'd like to see what's on my book shelf 📚💭📝 (and yes my shoes are #2✏️✏️)
#author #instagramtakeover #books #bookstagram

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


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Please join me in giving whatever you can to the people who will be impacted by Harvey. ​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
​https://www.texastribune.org/2017/08/28/hurricane-harvey-relief-efforts-how-help/​
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​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


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Whatever, y'all with your fancy store bought glasses 😂 #ready #eclipse2017 #eclipse


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​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 ​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


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

Ramscale
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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


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Party for Broad City. Every time someone says "yasss", I hear "asss" and think "huh? why are we talking about butts?" 🙈 so the fact that BC invited me to their intimacy range launch is...fitting. P.S. I have no idea what most of this stuff is 😳 #tonight #broadcity #comedycentral 📷: @gabrielagabrielaa

Vandal New York
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Here I am, just trying not to get swept out to sea 😂🙈👍🐳🐙 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.)


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This lady says she's on SNL? #snl #its94degreesout #imaliquidnow


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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 🙈) #thefuture #briefing

The Creative Coalition
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