Manuela Biocca x Alchemy Gothic = Résonance

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“The luxury gothic fashion designer Manuela Biocca presents its new collection “Résonance” in collaboration with Alchemy Gothic jewellery and accessories, worldwide leader of the alternative jewelry field.”

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#NYFW: Public Fashion Shows & Events

This is our list of 15 New York Fashion Week events and runway shows that are open to the public. Tickets are going fast so act now if you want to attend any of these exciting events.

Full details of location, dates, and ticket prices are noted.

We hope to see you out at one or more!

Made in Africa Week Fashion Show
MIST Harlem
46 West 116th Street
Friday, September 4th
5:00-9:00pm
$20 – $30

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Artsy Tidbits: Art Influenced Fashion

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For many years, art has been inspired by artists’ view of the world or their perspective of seemingly everyday items. Artists are able to portray moods and emotions through their work. From Van Gogh to Andy Warhol, the list goes on for the most talented artist of all time.
Nowadays, fashion is basically a wearable form of art. It allows to express your feelings on any given day. It can be intricate or simple, colourful or plain. Designers always try to see what fresh ideas can inspire their next major line, and artwork is one of the first places they look. For example, Modcloth created a simple dress that showcased print from The Starry Night, one of Vincent van Gogh’s most recognizable pieces of work. The dress is perfect for a evening stroll or a casual outing. Another fashion line that used van Gogh as inspiration includes Rodarte, who, in their 2011 Spring collection, featured a dress that sported print from one of his popular paintings of 12 sunflowers (titled Sunflowers). Recently, for his Spring 2015 collection, Moschino designer Jeremy Scott, (who has dressed everyone from Katy Perry to Beyoncé), has created eccentric pop art design. The bright and colorful prints are similar to Andy Warhol pieces, and they add a fresh and vibrant taste of fashion.

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Beautiful, Bold, Modern, Minimalistic: HEATHER LJØNES Jewelry NYC

hljones logoI had the pleasure of first meeting Heather Ljønes while attending The SET NYC’s Fashion Night Out event. I was immediately drawn to her displays, which were like pieces of art that had been formed into jewelry. Heather’s aesthetic is not only eye catching, it is also very innovative. I had the chance to interview the talented jewelry designer and get to know a little bit more about what makes her unique and creative. Read on to see what she had to say…

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The Return of Saint Laurent

My fellow (Yves) Saint Laurent lovers, the brand has finally released their Fall 2013 Ad Campaign. The ad features Southern California twins, Wyatt and Fletcher Shears. They are behind the skater punk band “The Garden.” But most importantly, they are exclusive Saint Laurent models. They debuted on the Saint Laurent runway and now are the stars of the ad campaign.

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Image courtesy of style.com

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The Allure of The Painted Red Nail

A good manicure is the pinnacle of every well pulled together look. In recent years we have seen almost as many new nail beauty trends emerge as we have fashion trends. Every spring and autumn there are new shades and tones, new techniques of patterning. From modern French manicures to magnetic nail varnishes that can be manipulated to create crazy prints, like leopard (the animal print that knows no bounds). But despite all this endless swapping and changing of nail designs, one nail polish color that has always been irresistible is red.

Dark cherry, warm burgundy, fire-engine scarlet, moody crimson, classic and understated or slap-in-the-face bright, each and every season we see some shade of red nail varnish. Whether the fashion set is wearing emerald green, sky blue or slate grey on their nails, the classic red nail lacquer will always be spotted on the chic lady, hovering nonchalantly in the background. And, no matter how many times we are tempted by the highly technical modern nail arts, we continue to reserve a place in our hearts, and our beauty bags, for our faithful old friend, goes-with-anything, suitable-for-any-occasion, red nail polish.

There's something about painted red nails that women just can't resist. Image courtesy of www.traditions.cultural-china.com

There’s something about painted red nails that women just can’t resist.
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One To Watch – A Chat With Emerging Designer: Satu Maaranen

Last Tuesday, I attended the Première Vision NY and Indigo NY (textile and print design shows), for Fall-Winter 14/15. I This was the first time the two shows have been combined into one big event. I had a great time checking out the predicted print and textile trends for next year.

Right before I left the shows, I noticed a “featured display” corner of fashion and photography work that was so unique and creative. It ended up belonging to the winning designer of this year’s Hyères International Festival of Fashion & Photography  competition, which partners with Première Vision. The designer was Satu Maaranen, who hails all the way from Helsinki! I was glad chat with her a little about her design aesthetics and the competition.

Designer Satu Maartanen

Designer Satu Maaranen

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Fashionistas Flock to Paris for Couture Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2013

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Paris. Often revered as the most fashionable city on the planet, the fashion capital of the world. So when it comes to Haute Couture, where else would fashion’s design elite congregate to showcase their most precious and expensive collections? Fresh from the throes of yet another fashion week- Haute Couture fall/winter 2013 to be precise- it is time to sit back and explore the new trends that have emerged.

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Image courtesy of www.fashionone.com

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Givenchy Menswear S/S 2014 Review & Meggings

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Recently, Riccardo Tisci presented the men’s Givenchy S/S 2014 collection in Paris. There was something that stood out too me when the models started to walk the runway and many others saw it as well just as you probably have. Yes, the men are wearing leggings or “meggings” as some would call them. Continue Reading

Sophia Webster Shoes + Revlon Lipstick = Fun and Flirty Footwear

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Suede, it’s a material more commonly associated with shoes than with make-up. However, that was not that the case when shoe designer Sophia Webster was inspired by Revlon’s latest lipstick collection for a new line of footwear. Suede by Sophia is fun and flirty heels based off of lipstick shades.

So why, then, was I so shocked to hear of Webster’s, latest collection, named Suede by Sophia? Well, for starters, the shoes in the collection are not made exclusively from suede; there is plenty of glossy patent leather and vinyl involved too. Webster, who happens to be the shoe designer of the moment, has collaborated with cosmetics giant, Revlon, to produce a capsule collection inspired by the rich and sumptuous colors of Revlon’s ColorStay Ultimate Suede lipstick range. Confused? Well, allow me to explain.

The Suede by Sophia collection in all its glory.  Image courtesy of www.adorngirl.com

The Suede by Sophia collection in all its glory.
Image courtesy of www.adorngirl.com

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