OBA Designs by NJE – S/S 2016

The spring is always a time for refreshing your wardrobe. What better way to add a little freshness to your wardrobe than to add some unique and creative pieces that not many people will also have. Look no further, because we have just the brand for you – OBA Designs by NJE!

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Inspired by global trends and especially African fashion, OBA Designs by NJE uses African textiles, known as ankara, in trendy clothing designs and home accessories. Oba Designs caters to all women’s shapes and sizes. It embraces the boldness, confidence and vibrancy in each woman.

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DOVF Interview: A Creative Chat with Jewelry Designer Aisa Marie Corrales

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Back in June of last year, I had attended The Set NYC – Fashion Night Out! event for the first time and really enjoyed capturing the “style from the aisles” as noted in this blog post. This past September I had the pleasure of attending again. This was one of the events that I was looking forward to the most, as it encompassed fashion, food, drinks and shopping. The Set NYC charity and fashion event also tends to showcase up and coming designers as well as other fashion creatives. This time I focused more on getting to know the designers that were showcasing there work on the outskirts of the runway. The first highlighted designer that caught my eye had models standing on a platform showcasing very exquisite and unique jewelry pieces, which truly looked like works of art!
As I approached the models to get a better look and to take a few pictures, I noticed that the designer seemed to be standing close by. I introduced myself and told her how amazing her collection of work was, as we chatted she seemed so humble and excited to be showing off her work. I had to stay in contact with her as I knew she would be up to great things and I wanted a front row seat to her journey. As usual with all my interviews, I thought it would be great to share with you the person behind this amazing work. Read on and get to know how broken jewelry made her who she is today, why Taylor Swift is her style crush and where in the world you will be able to shop Aisa Marie Corrales Designs soon!

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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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Anya Hindmarch Resort 2016 Collection Channels Rainbow Brite

The synopsis of the Rainbow Brite cartoon is as follows: “The adventures of the color protector and her friends (sidekick Twink, the color kids, her horse Starlite, and her human friend Brian).” – IMDb.com
Just in case you are not an 80s baby, I thought I would give a brief intro before sharing the images from the new collection by Anya Hindmarch.  Rainbow Brite was one of my favorite cartoon shows growing up and whenever I see rainbows on anything I tend to think of the show to this very day!
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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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Exclusive Blogger Event: FFFWEEK/HSN

2015-06-18 16.37.39-1This past Thursday, I had the pleasure to attend an Exclusive Blogger Event hosted by Full Figured Fashion Week. It was a collection preview event to hear about, look at, and try on both Hal Rubenstein and Marla Wynne’s newest collections for HSN! The event was held at the Nation Design Showroom and it was a lovely and very welcoming space full of the most popular Plus Size bloggers and influencers…  and I was definitely among them as a newbie and excited for the opportunity to be in the same room.

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The Set NYC – Fashion Night Out!

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The Set NYC, who has become known for showcasing some of New York’s up and coming creative talent, held a one night-only fashion event at the Holy Apostles Ballroom in Chelsea last night. The venue alone is an amazing backdrop to any dramatic or artistic event or performance. Fashion Night Out was the type of event that a unique venue choice will only better highlight the designers work and compliment the creative atmosphere.
I arrived fashionably late and missed the first runway show by Reverie New York, and if it was anything like the other two shows, I definitely missed out by running late!! The last two shows featured collections by Alex Vinash and (Project Runway Alum), Irina Shabayeva.

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Black (FASHION) History Month

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Image courtesy of masetv.com

It’s February! Time to celebrate Black History Month!

During this month many people cover influential civil rights leaders, innovators and inventors, and the history of the black culture in general. Well, on A daily dose of vitamin f, we of course want to celebrate the many Black Americans who have influenced American and Global fashion. We salute all those who have been apart of history as it relates to Black America and Fashion. So, this post is our dose of BLACK (FASHION) HISTORY!

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