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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Contributor Chat: Interview w/ Donald Joseph

If you don’t already know this, we have some great guest contributors here at Dose of Vitamin F. Donald Joseph, is one of them.

Our youngest contributor to date, Donald is the Editor of the oh so fabulous fashion, beauty, and lifestyle blog Très Charmant and a stylist at AJENT.  He is building his presence online as a notable fashion blogger, stylist, and entrepreneur all while attending school, and hopes to one day take over the medical industry as a very fashionable physician.

Images courtesy of www.trescharmantxo.com

Images courtesy of www.trescharmantxo.com

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OBA Designs by NJE On The Runway at FestAfrica!

If you have been reading the blog for awhile you may remember my interview with Nnene Janice Essien, who is the founder of OBA Designs by NJE. Her line features everyday pieces in African wax print which are made in Nigeria, and will be showcased this weekend at the 11th Annual FestAfrica!

OBA Designs by NJE

OBA Designs by NJE

Image courtesy of obabynje.blogspot.com/

Image courtesy of obabynje.blogspot.com/

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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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Rocks Delux Jewels

If you have been reading this blog for awhile, you know how much I love discovering unique and creative fashion/art/design/music…well, everything. Similarly, when I find out about up and coming creative entrepreneurs, I love sharing their work with the world… well, at least the “world’ of Dose of Vitamin F 😉

"Bringing a Sketch to Life". Credit: A still from Rocks Delux Design Secrets video.

“Bringing a Sketch to Life”. A still from Rocks Delux Design Secrets video.
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Today, I’m highlighting a few pieces from an exquisite jewelry line – Rocks Delux. Created in 2012 by a self-taught German- Brazilian jewellery designer, Gabrielle J. Weil, who’s unique artistic sensibility and mixed cultural influences blend to create sexy yet structural pieces that truly “adorn the body”. Continue Reading

#WhatRUWearing by the GIOGO Girls

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(R) Julianne Waters and (L) Tiana Brown make up the GIOGO Girls

(R) Julianne Waters and (L) Tiana Brown make up the “comically- fashion- fabulous duo” the GIOGO Girls.

I subscribe to the GIOGO Show channel on YouTube and just think their content is so creative and fun! Today they uploaded their new music video titled #WhatRUWearing.  After watching it a few dozens times, I am now sharing this comically- fashion- fabulousness on Dose of Vitamin F. Continue Reading

Eco-Fashion Eye (Wood) Wear

Eco-friendly apparel and accessories are nothing new, but there has been an increased shift in taping into making items more fashion forward at the same time. There are designer clothing labels taping into this concept which many hope to make a “style, instead of just a trend” within the industry. (sidenote: check out www.fashionmegreen.com)

The most recent eco-fashion trend accessories movement that I have been noticing, has been to create sustainable and eco-friendly eyewear.

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Joe Fresh Ad: Sam and the Womp

I was going through my Facebook news feed a couple of weeks ago and this video image was screaming at me to click it. All it said was “Spring is here! Coloured denim, $19”, but I had a feeling since it was by created by the fun and chic label Joe Fresh I would enjoy it… and now I want you to enjoy it too!

Joe Fresh colored denim

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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

Press Release: Lauren Luna – SCION Motivate

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We’ve been a fan and continue to show our support for the one and only Lauren Luna. Recently Lauren was among the finalists of the SCION Motivate Program, and we just want to share the great news…

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Congratulations Lauren!!

Shop her newest collection of shoes!

Website – http://www.laurenluna.com/

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/LaurenLunaLtd