10.18.2014

Market Appointment: Deivie Spring 2015 Collection

Market Appointment: Deivie Spring 2015 Collection
NYC based designer, Christina Mannino presented the Deivie  S/S 15 collection at the Repop in the Chelsea art district last week. This collection debuted Christina collaboration with Brooklyn street artists, AINAC. One of my favorite looks was the quilted satin jack with perforated leather sleeves, the back hand-tagged by AINAC with their signature "ART IS NOT A CRIME". The collaboration with was actually fitting for Deivie, as Christina said, the collection chronicles the life of a socialite who secretly moonlights as a street artist. The Deivie woman maybe be a street artist but she is covering it very well with her charm.

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10.08.2014

Inspected Trend: Spring Stripes

Inspected Trend: Spring Stripes (Victoria Beckham, Altuzarra, Marni)
Inspected Trend: Spring Stripes (Victoria Beckham, Altuzarra, Marni)

Fashion Month has officially ended, now I have time to gradually look over the trends that had the strongest presence. The first inspected trend is Spring Stripes. Stripes is a basic print that is season-less. However what I loved was the variations of the stripes, some were thick and bold as other were more abstract. I'm also digging the stripe skirts, this will be on my Spring must-have list for next year.

How do you feel about the Spring Stripes trend?
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10.07.2014

Aerie's Bra Guide #aeriereal

Aerie's 9 BRAS THAT EVERY GIRL NEEDS
Aerie's Bra Guide 

Aerie, the little sister of American Eagle Outfitters that carries lingerie and apparel has a full Bra fit guide perfectly titled, 9 Bras That Every Girl Needs, see below. One of the many challenges that women face is finding the right bra. Statistics roughly states that 70-85% of women are wearing the wrong size bra, which I'm not surprised. The fit guide  telsl you to change your bras every 6 months because our body change and the bra gets worn out. As woman, I'm definitely guilty of not changing my bra every 6 months. I figure if it still fits and it's comfortable, I'm keeping it (I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one that thinks the same). But the bra guide is actually helpful and has all the tips and illustrations you need to figure out what type of bra you need. You canread more on bra fittings on Aerie's blog.


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10.01.2014

Carolee Word Play Double Take Stand Up to Cancer Charity Bracelet

Carolee Word Play Double Take Bracelets

October is Breast Cancer Awareness and the jewelry brand, Caroloee has introduced their World Play Double Take Bracelets. The Double Take bracelets allows women to wear their own personal story. The best part is that this collection will benefit the Stand Up To Cancer program, which funds groundbreaking cancer to bring therapies to patients quickly to save lives now. 

The collection consist of three bangles and three pendants, in gold, silver and two-tone finishes features the signature Stand Up arrow on the front of the spinning charm and the words, “Who do you stand up for?” on the back.

Read more about the Carolee Stand Up to Cancer Bracelets....

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9.29.2014

Inspection Report: Valentina Kova Spring/Summer 2014 Presentation

Valentina Kova Spring/Summer 2014 Presentation
Valentina Kova Spring/Summer 2014 Presentation

Who: Valentina Kova S/S '15 Presentation
Where: Mondarin Soho Rooftop
Overall: Designer Valentina Kova debuted her Spring/Summer '15 collection at the tail end of New York Fashion Week. The collection "Aequorea" was filled with soft colors and variety of ssilhouettes Even though there were very few looks, Valentina showed that she can execute swimwear to brunch-wear and evening wear. I hope for her next Fall collection she expanded more on the blazers and outwear.
Grade: B-


Valentina Kova Spring/Summer 2014 Presentation

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9.28.2014

Tech Accessories from Nanette Lepore, Anna Sui and Isaac Mizrahi New York Will Launch at Best Buy

Tech Accessories from Isaac Mizrahi New York
Tech Accessories from Nanette Lepore, Anna Sui and Isaac Mizrahi New York Will Launch at Best Buy

What does designers Nanette Lepore, Isaac Mizrahi and Anna Sui have in common? They all are launching tech accessories at Best Buy. Their designs are a reflection and are inspired by their current collections. Designer Isaac Mizarhi said of banch tech accessories, "I chose my all-time favorite prints and patterns from past collections and infused them with bold color. These wonderful tech accessories are the perfect way for my customer to show off her style and express her mood. It’s an exciting way to accessorize your wardrobe!"


All three collections will debut on Sunday, Oct. 5 at BestBuy.com and in Best Buy stores. Price ranges from $29.99 to $39.99 for Smartphones cases and laptop cases (including the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus which will be available mid- October).

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9.24.2014

Designer Spotlight: Stephanie Kantis

Designer Spotlight: Stephanie Kantis
Designer Spotlight: Stephanie Kantis
I met jewelry designer Stephanie Kantis two years and yes she was very lovely, what I couldn't forget was her zest for her pieces especially the Coronation Necklace (as seen above). The coronation necklace is part of the Versital Collection, this necklace can transform into 7 styles from a long lariat to a belt. Stephanie also designed a pendent with black onyx, malachite, labradorite stones so her consumer can adorn their coronation necklace to whatever their style. All of Stephanie Kantis pieces are 24k Gold-plated, which means it will not tarnish easily. 


What do you think of the Stephanie Kantis brand?

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9.22.2014

20+ Fall Essentials


Fall 2014 Essentials...28 items that will make the transition into Fall effortless
28 Fall Essentials

Today marks the first day of Fall! It just seems like yesterday we all were complaining about how cold it was but alas the cold is creeping up on us. When you're having fun in the  sun at the beach or poolside during the Summer the thought of embracing the cooler temperatures are a drag. No worries I gathered 20+ plus items that will make the thought of Fall come a little easier. From coconut oil which is great for the skin to an umbrella for when the rain won't stop, the items will make the transition really smooth.

Shop the essentials below...
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9.17.2014

Inspection Report: Karolyn Pho Spring/Summer 2015 Runway Show

Inspection Report: Karolyn Pho Spring/Summer 2015 Runway Show
Karolyn Pho Spring/Summer 2015 Runway Show
Who: Inspection Report: Karolyn Pho Spring/Summer 2015 Runway Show
Where: Pier 59, NYC
Overall: Designer Karolyn Pho's fifth collection definitely had story that she wanted everyone to see. The Pho's Girl for the Spring/Summer  '15 seaon is a nomad, a traveler basically one that forgot her self-preception. In classic Pho form, she dabbled in the menswear details such a double breast lab coat paired with nurse clogs. This collection served a clean slate for the designer where she showcased her flow of feminitity and innocence.

Grade: B-

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9.15.2014

Inspection Report: Richard Seco Spring 2015 Men's and Women's Collection

Inspection Report: Richard Seco Spring 2014 Men's and Women's Collection
Designer, Richard Seco taking his finale walk at his Spring '15 show
Who: Richard Seco Spring 2015 Collection
Where: 7 World Trade Center, NYC
 Overall: When I arrived at 7 World Trade Center for the Richard Seco show there was a video of a group of women in Mexico doing all hand weaving designs with seed beads. It’s a humanizing experience watching the diligence and precision that these women do on a daily basis just for us to wear an embellishment on our clothes. As the show began and the models came out in perforated leather in the form of a dress or jumpsuit however there were seed bead embellishments either on a necklace, to a guitar or on a New Balance sneaker. Richard wanted us to be aware that even though we love to watch these clothes on the runway, it's important to know that designing is a craft that takes time and skills. Also, these women in the Wixárika community doing the hand beading need to have some recognition as well. Here’s what designer Richard Seco had to say about his “Dreams” collection, 
“My collection DREAMS is a collaboration with the Wixárika, an indigenous community from Mexico, who are known for their beading. As they create each beaded piece they put their dreams into their work. With these pieces and the World Trade Center venue I made a collection for future dreams and the next generation that will live and work here. This collection and its venue are standing for the generation of future dreamers to come." - Ricardo Seco

Grade: B+
Inspection Report: Richard Seco Spring 2014 Men's and Women's Collection
Model holding a seed bead cover guitar and New Balance sneakers.


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