Spring 2016 Footwear Trends at FFANY

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FFANY logo sign at the show in the New York Hilton Midtown

It’s #FootwearFriday!! One of the reasons that I love footwear is because it’s one of the easiest accessories to use to update or upgrade any outfit. Throw on a white tee and jeans with a colorful funky heel and your look is automatically fashion forward!
On Tuesday, I had the pleasure to attend the 2015 FFANY Shoe Show and Spring 2016 Trend Presentation.  I’m always interested in seeing the newest shapes, innovative materials, and new brands within accessories and in the industry as a whole. So you can imagine how exciting it was to be invited to see the upcoming trends in the footwear industry!

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Brooklyn’s Atlantic Avenue – An Emerging Fashion Hotspot!

On Wednesday, October 23 the Atlantic Avenue Business Improvement District held two walking tours for members of the press. One tour focused on home decor/design and the other focused on fashion apparel/beauty establishments along Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn located between Barclay’s and Brooklyn Bridge Park. I had the pleasure of being invited on the “fashion” walking tour. I have to say I was really excited to see why “many shoppers now come from other boroughs to check out the fashion and design trends that are converging here”, as noted by the AABID Executive Director Josef Szende.

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Milly For Banana Republic – A Collection Fit For The Hamptons

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Sketches from the latest Banana Republic collaboration with Milly NY designer, Michelle Smith. Image courtesy of www.fashionfoiegras.com

Sketches from the latest Banana Republic collaboration with Milly NY designer, Michelle Smith.
Image courtesy of www.fashionfoiegras.com

Californian cult label, Banana Republic, is almost as well known for its innovative and highly successful collaborations as it is for its effortless, all American style. Last Summer saw Banana Republic join forces with fellow Californian, Trina Turk. This latest stylish collaboration, with New York based label Milly NY by Michelle Smith, could possibly be Banana Republic’s most lucrative to date. Continue Reading

Tomorrow Night! Stephen Burrows: An Intimate Interview

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So far I have been able to visit the exhibit and attend the screening for Versailles ’73 documentary in which he is highlighted. Unfortunately, I have to miss this very exciting event, but wanted to share it with you all just in case you are free and able to attend!

Image created. Photo credits: mcny.org and stephenburrows.tumblr.com/

Image created. Photo credits: mcny.org and stephenburrows.tumblr.com/

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Throwback Thursday: Solange Chats With Brooklyn Magazine

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Solange Knowles may not be on a global takeover tour like her big sister, but she is definitely dominating on the local front, especially here in NYC.  Even though she is a fairly new resident to Brooklyn, she epitomizes much of the eclectic and creative vibe that resides there. Not to be confused with the hipster subculture movement alive and well in BK, Solange has a special way of making the past new again.

She’s featured in Brooklyn Magazine showcasing her unique “throwback” style, as she discusses how she has embraced the past and how she’s discovering to live in the present.

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Known to be a trend creator not  follower, Solange continues to be an “it girl” with a great sensibility for mixing past and present in her style. It doesn’t hurt that she seems to be born of another time and glows with a beautiful old soul. Continue Reading

How Punk Went From Street Fashion to High Fashion

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On May 9th, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York opened its doors for its latest fashion exhibition, Punk: Chaos to Couture. Curated by the Met’s Andrew Bolton- with a helping hand from Givenchy’s own maestro of punk, Riccardo Tisci- the exhibition explores the intriguing journey of punk from its subcultural rebellious and anti-social roots to being an integrated part of our fashion industry.

Punk is also an integrated part of New York and London’s fashion heritage. While we Brits feel we have a deep affiliation with punk, after all it is a movement that was undeniably born in London’s King’s Road, the truth is that punk actually originated in New York with bands such as Richard Hell and the Voidoids and the Ramones. Malcolm McLaren, the man who taught Vivienne Westwood everything she knows about punk (well, almost), even credited his infamous look for The Sex Pistols to Richard Hell.

Richard Hell, one of the original New York punk rockers, in his signature look: ripped t-shirt and spiked hair. Image courtesy of www.patrishka.wordpress.com

Richard Hell, one of the original New York punk rockers, in his signature look: ripped t-shirt and spiked hair. Image courtesy of www.patrishka.wordpress.com

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Summer In The City!

I absolutely LOVE New York City in the Summer! Yes, the temps can get unbearable at times, but there’s always so much to see and do that you just stop into a bodega for a cool drink and keep it moving!

I mentioned in yesterday’s post that last week’s Fashion Star challenge was all about warm weather looks. Well, this post is for one of the other winning looks that I really thought was a “must have” for your summer wardrobe.

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Summer In The City

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?

 

Fashion, Music, Networking, Drinks and More!

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This Thursday, Dec. 20th, come out for all of that and more! You have just been invited to a “new- outfit- worthy” holiday event by Spyon Productions, Inc.

RSVP: SPYONPRODUCTIONS@GMAIL.COM
SUBJECT “HOLIDAY EVENT”

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Daily dose of NYFW Spring 2013 – Sept. 13th

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Day 8 and Final Day of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Spring 2013…

 

10:00 AM RALPH LAUREN at 275 Hudson St.

11:00 AM RALPH LAUREN at 275 Hudson St.

2:00 PM CALVIN KLEIN COLLECTION at 205 W. 39th St.

3:00 PM CALVIN KLEIN COLLECTION at 205 W. 39th St.

4:00 PM CESAR GALINDO COLLECTION at 71 W. 23rd St., 18th Fl.