Fashion Capitals Every Fashion Blogger Should Visit


When you think about Paris, before you think of the Eiffel tower, you think of Coco Chanel – if you don’t then you have to work up on your fashion mojo. Though style and fashion are not really synonyms, they pretty much depend on one another. Knowing that fashion is a big industry with great influence, we all know that there are centers of that influence – fashion capitals. There are five most important ones: Paris, Milan, Los Angeles, Berlin, and Tokyo. These cities master and lead the fashion world globally. Why these cities are known as the fashion capitals of the world?

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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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#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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Tadashi Shoji NYFW Review

It is that time of the year when most of our favorite designers present their ready to wear collections (prêt-à-porter), at fashion week shows around the globe, highlighting the fashion to be sold in the next season. So I am here with my review of one of my favorite designer’s collection, Tadashi Shoji.

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It’s A Greek Thing – Bold Prints & Bright Color: From The Streets Of Crete To The Catwalks In Athens

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Last month I spent ten glorious days in Crete. The largest and most southerly of the Greek islands, Crete is well known, largely for its reputation as a popular holiday destination, though having visited the island myself I feel it is also the most under-appreciated. Yes the climate is everything a sun-seeking tourist could hope for (38 degrees and getting hotter) and the beaches are stunning, the Greek salads are mouth watering and the locals are always smiling, but Crete has so much more to offer.

So much more in the form of silk, jersey, cotton, lace and crepe. Bright colors and bold prints served up in a delicious cocktail of delicate floaty fabrics. Strolling around Heraklion, in Crete, I saw such a vivacious mix of bright colors and patterns that I instantly fell in love with the Greek style.

Effortless, cool and sexy; the epitome of Greek fashion and style. Image courtesy of www.chicofyou.com

Effortless, cool and sexy; the epitome of Greek fashion and style.
Image courtesy of www.chicofyou.com

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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.

Image courtesy of www.fashionone.com

Image courtesy of www.fashionone.com

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Givenchy Menswear S/S 2014 Review & Meggings

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Images via style.com

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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

It’s Time For A Cruise With Fashion’s Resort Collections For 2014

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It’s that special time of year again, when our minds drift into the fantastical yet hectic land of fashion. Silhouettes, prints and patterns, trends in, trends out, sumptuous silks and rich taffetas in a whole rainbow of colors to choose from; these are the thoughts that deluge us daily. This can only mean one thing: we are caught in the throes of yet another fashion week. This time, it is the resort collections that have got our heads in a fashion spin.

Over the last few weeks we have seen our favorite luxury fashion labels, from Paris to New York to London, release their resort collections for 2014. And what a spectacle it has been! Come November, and even sooner knowing the high-street, there will be plenty of fresh stylish bounty for us to get our manicured hands on. Expect to see lots of tribal print, particularly on kaftans and maxi-dresses, super luxe over-sized silk t-shirts, and tailored trousers cut above the ankle. Key colors will include the classic bright white and jet black monochrome duo, tropical yellow and lagoon blue with playful accents of purple and orange.

Max Mara showcase bold colors and relaxed silhouettes in their resort collection for 2014. Image courtesy of www.blogs.glam.com

Max Mara showcase bold colors and relaxed silhouettes in their resort collection for 2014.
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Gem Party Nails

Even though the idea of unique manicure colors, nail shapes, and DIY designs have been increasing in popularity over the past three years or so, there is always something more that can be done. I recently watched NYLON MagTV’s latest “Beauty Queen: DIY GEM PARTY NAILS WITH BUTTER LONDON”, Tutorial video by Katie Hughes really caught my eye.

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Happy New York Fashion Week!!

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The week that the concrete jungle shuts down to only exist in the world of fashion is finally here!! Wish you could have a front row seat while the action is happening? News is that many designers are streaming their shows live.. How great is that?!

Stay up to date with the daily schedules here.

What are you looking forward to seeing? and From who?… As a person who appreciates the bold, the unique, the colorful.. This “Fashion Notable” by Designer Tracy Reese (showing on Feb. 10th) truly speaks to me.. Do you agree?