Thursday, September 13, 2018

#NYFW2018: SANIA STUDIO @INDUSTRIA STUDIOS

SANIA STUDIO NYFW presentation at Industria Studios as part of the CAAFD showcase Monday Night

Monday evening, Pakistani womenswear designer SANIA STUDIO drapes the runway with swaying silks and expertly tailored brocade. Known for innovative prints and artisan crafted fabrics, Sania Maskatiya channels a unique design ethos through an "interplay of colors, depicting imagery inspired by nature and her environment, often juxtaposed with a darker twist" (Sania). With expertly structured pieces and loose-fitting luxury, SANIA STUDIO presents the best of both worlds as one of four designers in the CAAFD's emerging designer showcase. Keep reading to see more...

Monday, September 10, 2018

#NYFW 2018: JUN JIE S/S 2019

Jun Jie at Pier 59 Studios

'Retrofuturisim' powered by colored furs and abstract prints dominate Jun Jie's 70's lounge at Pier 59 Studios Sunday afternoon. Rocking a retro vibe, the S/S 2019 collection combines Mod colors + patterns with candid, sci-fi silhouettes in a "modern interpretation of a retro trend" (Jun Jie). Wavy coifs, bags by CUTO and slick, square-toed chaussures complement the layered looks. Keep reading for look at the overall aesthetic...

Saturday, September 8, 2018

#NYFW 2018: REBECCA JUSTH S/S 2019

Opening look at Rebecca Justh, presented by Art Hearts Fashion at the Angel Orensanz Event Space

Haute hats and metallic jacquard rock the runway at Rebecca Justh. Christened "Madam de Pompadour of the 21st Century" Justh's S/S 2019 collection boasts exaggerated asymmetry and curiously high necklines. Gold and platinum headwear paired with like-hued handbags complete the looks. Keep reading for more photos...

#NYFW 2018: SARENE FU S/S 2019

 Sarene Fu runway show at the Angel Orensanz Event Space in the Lower East Side

Belles in ballgowns magnify celestial grandeur as Taiwanese designer Sarene Fu's floral fantasy floats down the runway Friday evening. Part of the Art Hearts Fashion showcase at the Angel Orensanz event space, Fu launches her Ready To Wear line for S/S 2019. Having dabbled in bridal wear, Fu expands her vision through her first RTW evening collection. Keep reading to have a closer look...

Thursday, September 6, 2018

VISIONAIRE PRESENTS VIKTOR&ROLF MASTERCLASS @CADILLACHOUSE

Viktor & Rolf MASTERCLASS presented by Visionnaire at Cadillac House, NYV--You too can be a supermodel!

Fall Fashion week kicks off as fashionistas fend off feverishly warm weather to attend SS2019 shows. In honor of Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren's 25 year partnership--and the founding of their namesake brand--Visionaire presents VIKTOR&ROLF MASTERCLASS at Cadillac House now through November 4th. #StickYourHeadThruTheHole and become part of fashion history! Keep reading to have a look inside...

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

-WEDNESDAY WINDOWS-


"Rom-Coms" (Romantic Comedies) typically follow a formula where a couple falls in love, a dramatic plot ensues (complete with conflict, miscommunication and/or unsavory characters) and a timely resolution results in a happily ever after. Add in a cultural component and comedic banter either cajoles or confuses the crowd. When Crazy Rich Asians released, there was a fleeting fear of overdone ethnocentricity and overly Chinese "cheese" factor. Surprisingly, it wasn't bad. In fact--as far as rom-coms go--it even passes as above standard; Hats off to the first Hollywood production with an all-Asian cast since Joy Luck Club (20+ years ago!). This week's windows at Moschino seemed fitting. Relationships are tough! Despite the labels, the judgement, the trials, there's always a final resolution... and an appropriating happiness... 

Friday, August 17, 2018

BROOKS BROTHERS: 200 YEARS OF AMERICAN STYLE

Brooks Brothers: 200 Years of American Style at Grand Central

American style has come a long way since waistcoats and top hats; nautical stripes, seersucker and suiting have become classics in the repertoire of American design. As clothier to Abraham Lincoln and 40 (of 45) presidents, America's oldest brand--Brooks Brothers--celebrates a bi-centenniel year with an exhibit in Grand Central's Vanderbilt Hall. Brooks Brothers: 200 Years of American Style features relics from the brand's archives that showcase the transformative journey of socio-political influences on American style. Keep reading for a closer look...

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

-WEDNESDAY WINDOWS-

 Louis Vuitton 5th Ave. 

Food is a mainstay for survival...and a handy doorstop for "Hangry." Evolving from basics to a true appreciation for the aesthetic of edibles, social media has changed the way we approach food. The battle of flavor-vs-function is fascinating, with an increasing challenge to step up curb appeal. As motivation for improving cooking skills, I've started to document my epicurean experiments; follow along on instagram @mademydinner ... Fun Times ahead! In the meanwhile, enjoy this week's windows at Louis Vuitton... 

Thursday, August 2, 2018

MANOLO BLAHNIK: THE ART OF SHOES @ THE BATA SHOE MUSEUM

Manolo Blahnik: The Art of Shoes at the Bata Shoe Museum, Toronto

Growing up on a banana plantation in the Canary Islands, isolation cultivates a rich imagination and a habit of dressing pets (including a dog, a monkey and wild lizards). Manolo Blahnik--the infamous creator of Sex-and-the-City worthy chaussures--started crafting at a young age. A childhood of pretty-ing pets, paired with exposure to history, literature, art and architecture inspires a half century's worth of elegance and experimentation. Now on view at Toronto's Bata Shoe Museum, Manolo Blahnik: The Art of Shoes showcases the spirit and span of Blahnik's creative genius--from classic to conceptually creative. Keep reading for more...

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

-WEDNESDAY WINDOWS-

 Poodle Power! Windows @Bergdorfs 57th St. and 5th Ave, NYC

Emotion overrides autopilot from time to time, offering a mixed bag of surprises. Despite difficulties, don't let the positive get lost in the passage of life. Buying into the idea that "everything happens for a reason," build your own 'happily ever after'... and look forward to discovering all the reasons leading that that success. Have a Happy Wednesday and enjoy this week's windows from Bergdorf Goodman. Did you know that Poodles are the second most intelligent dog breed?