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.

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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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9.13.2014

Inspection Report: Sheena Trivedi Spring/Summer 2015 Runway Show

Inspection Report: Sheena Trivedi Spring/Summer 2015 Runway Show
Designer Sheena Trivedi waving at the finale of her S/S '15 show
Who: Sheena Triveid Spring/Summer '15
Where: Designers's Loft, NYC
Overall: I've been attending Sheena Trivedi presentations for a few seasons now and I truly admire her energy and the growth she executing as a designer. This season staying true to her Indian heritage she incorporated sharp imagery with daring textures and colors. My favorite pieces were the lightning strikes details and blending of fabrics such  as leather and ostrich feathers. Even though this collection was good, the show was very late and as one showgo-er said while making a mad dash to the exit, "I don't like to feel like I'm getting hijacked at show." Hopefully next season the people will be cheerfully leaving the show.
Grade: C+

Inspection Report: Sheena Trivedi Spring/Summer 2015 Runway Show
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9.11.2014

Inspected Trend: Bare Arms...Where's the Jewelry?

Inspected Trend: Rachel Zoe, Elizabeth & James, Delpozo
Spring/Summer '15 Inspected Trend: Bare Arms...Where's the Jewelry?

Where's the jewelry?! It was bare arms, necks and ears for many of the shows in New York. Yes, I love to look at the clothes but seeing what's new in jewelry is an additional advantage for gathering ideas and trends. Maybe this season the designers wanted to focus on the clothes and minimize the additional hardware. Either way, it's a refreshing to strategy to bring in the Spring/Summer season.

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9.10.2014

Inspection Report: David Tlale Spring/Summer 2015 Runway Show

David Tlale Spring/Summer 2015 Runway Show
David Tlale Spring/Summer 2015 Runway Show
Who: David Tlale Spring/Summer '15 Show
Where: The Pavilion at Lincoln Center
Overall: Despite the drama that the designer had to endure last season, all was forgotten as the South African designer put on a stellar show. Leading the modeling pack was veteran model, Tyson Beckford in a traditional African garment. The collection then transformed into more delicate side of evening wear. Soft pink chiffon dresses embellished in ostrich feathers to floor length iridescent gowns. With a show like this David Tlale is one to watch.
Grade: B
David Tlale Spring/Summer 2015 Runway Show

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Inspection Report: À MOI Spring/Summer 2015 Presentation

 À MOI Spring/Summer 2015 Presentation
 À MOI Spring/Summer 2015 Presentation
Who:  À MOI Spring/Summer '15 Presentation
Where: The High Line Hotel, NYC
Overall: À MOI designer, Alejandra Alonso was inspired by her ancestral past. Alejandra said, "Growing up in Spain, Biarritz was one of my favorite neighboring towns, and so I pulled many of my palette choices from the seaside town’s natural beauty." From that the collection has layers of cool colors of white, blue and navy. My favorite from ultra-feminine collection were the soft and subtle leather coats with the dramatic hem.
Grade: B-
 À MOI Spring/Summer 2015 Presentation

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9.09.2014

Barbie & CFDA New York Fashion Week Party With designers Charlotte Ronson, Cynthia Vincent, Rebecca Taylor, WHIT and Tess Giberson

Barbie & CFDA New York Fashion Week Party With designers Charlotte Ronson, Cynthia Vincent, Rebecca Taylor, WHIT and Tess Giberson
Models wearing one of kind Barbie designed dresses by CFDA designers

On Friday, the CFDA and Barbie rebutted one a kind Barbie designed outfits by fashion designers Rebecca Taylor, Cynthia Vincent, WHIT, Tess Giberson and Charlotte Ronson. The VIP party was held in the heart of the Meatpacking district and the venue was decorated with Barbies, models posing as model and a DIY station for guest to dress up their virtual barbie dolls. I chatted with designer Tess Giberson about her collection with Barbie and how her daughter, June was involved.

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