Friday, February 27, 2009

Sioloonim Collection

I had the wonderful pleasure of interviewing designer Minoo for the Sioloonim collection at their New York launch and cocktail reception. It was a cold night in the Big Apple, we just left the tents at Bryant Park after viewing the Christian Siriano show. Crossing 5th Avenue we saw good looking men serving cocktails to a packed house through a huge window. We knew we were headed to the right spot for the evening. The event was packed with fashionistas whom we have seen throughout the week at shows and events. Models were mixing with the crowd wearing Sioloonim. After celebrating, we made our way upstairs to the showroom to speak with Minoo and I absolutely loved her spirit!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Basso Simply Beautiful

Dennis Basso showed a very luxurious collection for Fall/Winter 2009. Silk-satin, silk-crepe, silk-taffeta were paired with mink, alligator, fox and chinchilla for a breath taking presentation. Asymmetrical jackets, fitted waistlines and architectural shapes made the modern woman look devine. The show was one of the best of New York Fashion Week.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

The Tony Cohen Collection

Tony Cohen Fall 2009 collection show at New York Fashion Week was full of delicious clothing. Lot's of long beautiful hair on the models. I love that the print on the invitations was used for some of the pieces in the collection, very innovative and clever. The collection was fresh, fabulous and fun. Asymmetrical dresses, cashmere wool coats and my favorite those awesome leather stretch leggings.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Akiko Ogawa Power

Pulsating beats, asymmetrical coats, Swarovski crystals, sculptured hair and gladiator platforms ruled the runway at the Okiko Ogawa show. Pre-show music reminded me of a Saturday night at the Palladium in New York city back in the day. Essence, Vogue and Zink magazine were in the audience. I knew it was going to be one of the hot shows at new York Fashion Week.

The show opened with dramatic uneven hemline skirts paired with fine tailored asymmetrical jackets. The collection was full of cashmere, wool jersey and silk chiffon. My favorite was the gradation dyed wool jacket. There were a total of 36 looks for Autumn/Winter 2009

Hot Heels At New York Fashion Week

During New York Fashion Week we went on a quest to find "Hot Heels" and we found some great ones. I must say people were happy to have their footwear photographed.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

The Monarchy Brigade

Monarchy Fall/Winter collection at New York Fashion Week was a brigade of fabulous hats designed by Muehlbauer and Bictor Osbnorne, hoods, military jackets with strong lines and fierce tailoring. Designer Eric Kim created an architectural military inspired theme for his show. Trench coats, lambskin hooded leather jackets, asymmetrical cardigans and long wool double breasted coats. Monarchy are perfectionists at designing spectacular outer wear.

The Details of Verrier

It’s all in the details. Designer Verrier’s Fall/ Winter 2009 collection at Fashion Week showcased looks both ultra feminine and classic with great detailing. Pleating, ruffling and draping pulled together the common theme throughout the collection. Fantasy trench coats embellished with jewels stunned the audience. Her use of color and soft fabrics mixed with structured cuts made for a wonderful show. Ashleigh Verrier has built an incredible successful licensing partnership in Japan. Her first store opened this past year and she is slated to open 10 more. Verrier is well on its way to becoming an international fashion sensation.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Christian Cota Presentation 09

Christian Cota 2009 Fashion Group International's Rising Star Award winner.

Red Dress Success 09

The Heart Truth's Red Dress Collection 2009 Fashion Show married entertainment and fashion in a much-anticipated event to raise awareness for women's heart disease. Timm Gunn gave a heart felt welcome message to start the show. The most fabulous moment for me was seeing Lynda Carter & Cicely Tyson, they both looked divine. I enjoyed the show with Imani Greene, Vice President Media Director of Ogilvy PR and Angelica.

Amanda Bines in Daniel Swarovski
Vivica A Fox in Jenny Packham
Kristi Yamaguchi in Vera Wang
Jennie Garth in Badgley Mischka
Lynda Carter in Carolina Herrera
Natasha Henstridge in Verrier
Tori Spelling in Betsey Johnson
Daisy Fuentes in Pamella Rolland
Nia Long in Tracy Reese
Brittany Snow in Marchesa
Amanda Beard in Cushnie Et Ochs
Cicely Tyson in B. Michaels
Hillary Duff in Donna Karan
Natisha Liukin in Max Azria
Patricia Arquette in Nichole Miller
Jane Kaczmarek in Michael Kors
Katie Couric in Carmen Marc Valvo
Valerie Bertinelli in Christian Siriano
Samantha Harris in David Meister
Susan Lucci in Gustavo Cadile

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Ecco Domani Brings Fresh New Talent To The Forefront

Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation kicked off New York Fashion Week with a fabulous breakfast to salute the winners of their annual competition. The foundation recognizes and supports the careers of talented emerging fashion designers. Each year, seven designers win an extraordinary opportunity to showcase their collection during New York's fall fashion week.Robert Verdi hosted the event in his gorgeous Luxe Laboratory on West 30th street. Zac Posen, a previous winner was on hand to inspire the winners. The foundation introduces new talent to the fashion world. My pick is the design team of Corpus out of LA.

Friday, February 13, 2009

New York Fashion Week again OMG!

It's New York Fashion Week again! Editors, press, buyers, bloggers, stylist all converge on New York City this week for the Fall/Autumn 09 collections. Although the tight economy has an effect on how some fashion businesses operate, it is not stopping the fashionistas from making this event fabulous. Retail sales are down, some designers are scaling back and finding cost effective ways to get their message to the masses. This week is sure to be an enjoyable one. Get it first with our twitter updates straight from the runways!