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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9.06.2014

Day 2 of Spring/Summer 2015 NYFW: 3 Favorite Moments

Tanya Taylor Spring/Summer 2015 Collection
Tanya Taylor Spring/Summer 2015 Collection
We are already passed Day 2 of New York Fashion Week and while most of the tops shows hasn't happened yet, there were some major moments that I loved from Day 2. Here are my favorite 3 moments. 

 1. The thigh high slits at Tanya Taylor

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Lexus Design Disrupted featuring Gareth Pugh Spring/Summer 2015 Collection



Lexus Design Disrupted featuring Gareth Pugh
Lexus Design Disrupted featuring Gareth Pugh Spring/Summer 2015 Collection

This year Gareth Pugh was featured designer at Lexus Design Disrupted. Pier 36 or Basketball City in New York City was transformed  into a multi-faceted installation space. The  British fashion designer Gareth Pugh celebrated by unveiling his Spring/Summer 2015 collection. The collaboration with Lexus and Pugh created a series a large scale film installations and lives performances with a singular and fascinating visuals.

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9.05.2014

Inspection Report: Desigual Spring/Summer 2015 Show

Desigual Spring/Summer 2015 Show
Model, Adriana Lima walks the runway at the Desigual S/S 2015 fashion show  

Who: Desigual S/S '15 Runway Show
Where: The Tents, MBFW
Overall: Day one of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, just as the Desigual show was about to began, the news spread about the death of Joan Rivers in the crowd. Desigual show was a good ice breaker to a somber mood of the audience as the upbeat music and happy go-lucky models walked the runway. Victoria's Secret model, Adriana Lima walked in the show which was full of tropical geo-prints and flower crowns that had all the girls in their seat fawning for one.
Grade: B+


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Inspection Report: Maison Jules Fall/Winter 2014 Presentation

Maison Jules Fall/Winter 2014 Presentation
Maison Jules Fall/Winter 2014 Presentation
Who: Maison Jules F/W '14 Presentation
Where: Art Beam, NYC
Overall: Maison Jules presented its Fall/Winter 2014 collection, hosted by
campaign star Betty Autier of Le Blog de Betty. The collection includes a small dose of a relax Parisian style. From slouchy sweaters and cardigans in quirky prints and textures to flirty skirts that makes dressing like that sophisticated French girl quite achievable.

Grade: B

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9.02.2014

Lacoste Launch New Fragrance, Eau De LACOSTE Sensuelle

Lacoste Launch New Fragrance, Eau De LACOSTE Sensuelle
Lacoste Launch New Fragrance, Eau De LACOSTE Sensuelle


Lacoste has a new signature fragrance inspired by the sensuality of a warm evening breeze. Eau De Lacoste was designed to recreate the feeling of wearing white pure cotton on skin on a crisp summer's day. Eau De Lacoste Sensuelle scent changes as the atomspheres changes. As the sun begins to set, the clean elegance of Turkish rose combines with delicate sweet pea. After sunset, the soft sensuality of nougatine blends with the comfort of amber to provide the perfect scent for to set the stage for the night ahead.

Eau De Lacoste Sensuelle will be available exclusively at Lacoste Boutiques and Lacoste.com

pic via Lacoste
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9.01.2014

3 Labor Day Cocktails

3 Labor Day Cocktails

Happy Labor Day everyone!!! Labor Day is the holiday where everyone realize that summer is ending. But it's all good just as long you have a refreshing drink in your hand to toast goodbye to Summer ' 14. Below I have 3 cocktails recipes that will make the transition from Summer to Fall seamless.

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8.26.2014

Get It Now: Delicate Chokers

Get It Now: Delicate Chokers
Jewelry Designer Lele Sadoughi in her on gold choker

A few months back when I met with jewelry designer Lele Sadoughi (seen above) for her F/W '14 preview and I took pic of her choker and I knew she was on to something. Now months later, it seems like very brand is coming out with their unique twist on the choker. Chokers don't have to be this heavy gaudy strap metal that wraps around your neck anymore. I'm in love with the more thin, subtle pieces that makes a statement on its own.
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