Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Ladies Who Lunch: MARK AND ESTEL Fall 2015!

Los Angeles based MARK AND ESTEL presented their Fall 2015 collection at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York and while the design team delivers an LA vibe, their style is right at home in New York as well.

For Fall 2015, MARK AND ESTEL’s theme was “STAIRWAY TO THE STARS”, staying true to their rocker style, but also evolving and pushing their design style forward with edgy cuts and the introduction of more color and prints.

MARK AND ESTEL also made history in September 2013 when they became the first fashion designers to use their own music on the runway and to perform as well.  Fall 2015 was no different and MARK AND ESTEL rocked the runway once again.

The major message that MARK AND ESTEL wanted to convey with their Fall 2015 Collection is to “Rock Your Own Style” and that everyone can be a Rock Star.  So pick up some of the cool MARK AND ESTEL Fall 2015 Collection and release your inner rock star!

Video Photography by Josh Bell

Friday, January 29, 2016

Ladies Who Lunch: Erin Fetherston Fall 2015!

Erin Fetherston was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, but this California girl has shown that her style is appealing on a global level.  Who wouldn’t want to look like a modern day Audrey Hepburn, a combination of femininity, playfulness, sophistication and just the right amount of sexiness.

For Fall 2015, Erin Fetherston named her collection Wildwood after her hometown street lined with oak trees.  Running with the inspiration, she created a collection with luxurious fabrics and a beautiful fall palette of winter florals, burgundies, teals, forest greens, rich golds, ivory and black.

Erin Fetherston Fall 2015 delivers in a collection that embodies all the elements a chic modern day woman could want.

Video Photography by Cassandra Past

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Ladies Who Lunch: Nicholas K Fall 2015!

Nicholas K is the definition of the urban-nomad style, mastering a look that is chic, sophisticated and definitely has a hip urban vibe.  The brother and sister team, Nicholas and Christopher Kunz have perfected a style that is uniquely there own.

Each season Nicholas K evolves, grows and redefines itself, while at the same time staying true to its urban-nomad style.  For Fall 2015, Nicholas K presented a collection that was true to its aesthetic, but also had a more refined edge to it.

Nicholas and Christopher took their inspiration for Nicholas K Fall 2015 from a combination of classic film noir and Steampunk, resulting in a collection that merged modern day with a Victorian and Gothic feel.  The signature elements of Nicholas K were mixed with dip-dyed floor length gowns, shearling trimmed duvet coats and cool aviator jackets.

As I have said before, Nicholas K is not my typical personal style, but the design genius behind the garments has totally made me a fan and I would and do wear their very cool clothing.  The Nicholas K Fall 2015 collection is right on target and has drawn me in once again!

Video Photography by Josh Bell

Monday, December 28, 2015

Ladies Who Lunch: Francesca Liberatore Fall 2015!

Francesca Liberatore began her career in the fashion world at the age of 19, learning the business at well known Parisian fashion houses like Jean Paul Gaultier.  She then went on to wrk for Brioni womenswear in Milan before starting her own label.

The winner of numerous European awards, including The Next Generation Competition hosted by Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana, Francesca Liberatore made a name for herself in the European fashion industry.

Francesca Liberatore went on to win the DHL Exported Award, giving her the opportunity to present her collections at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week for the Spring and Fall 2015 seasons.  With this opportunity, Francesca Liberatore has been able to introduce herself to the American market and give her name recognition in the US.

For Fall 2015, Francesca Liberatore took her inspiration from female superheroes, applying that inspiration to the strength of everyday women who transform themselves in life’s everyday situations.  Francesca Liberatore Fall 2015 is a strong  collection that will speak to the modern day American woman as well os women of power across the globe.

Video Photography by Josh Bell

Friday, December 18, 2015

Ladies Who Lunch: Sherri Hill Fall 2015!

What better place than the fashionable Plaza Hotel to present the Sherri Hill Fall 2015 line of eveningwear.  The glamorous collection felt right at home in the luxe venue.

If you have ever watched a Beauty Pageant, you have seen Sherri Hill’s exquisite eveningwear!  Sherri Hill’s collections are a favorite of the contestants not only for the glamorous wow factor that they bring, but as much for the impeccable figure flattering fit.

Sherri Hill does the full spectrum of eveningwear from dramatic gowns to sexy cocktail dresses and eveningwear separates.  The prolific designer also produces a much coveted line of prom gowns that make any girl wearing them the belle of the ball.

Sherri Hill Fall 2015 is a spectacular collection that is full of drama, glam and glitter and will not disappoint her devoted fans and will surely bring in a wave of new fans!

Video Photography by Mariana Leung

Monday, December 7, 2015

Ladies Who Lunch: Charlotte Ronson Fall 2015!

Designer Charlotte Ronson catapulted into the public consciousness mostly due to her famous family and connections to celebrities and socialites.  But behind all the buzz lies a a talented designer who solidly knows her craft.

In addition to her signature line, Charlotte Ronson also creates a collection for JC Penney making her coveted designs accessible to a much wider audience.  And Charlotte Ronson has proven that she can successfully tackle both spectrums of the market.

Charlotte Ronson’s signature collection has long been a fave of celebrities, models and socialites with collections that are a balance of femininity, playfulness and sophistication.  I also love her attention to the cut and details of each garment.

Charlotte Ronson’s Fall 2015 collection was inspired by a mix of nature and 60’s sportswear, creating a collection with beautiful Fall earth tones and clean silhouetttes.  A well thought out collection, it will surely appeal to her current fan base and bring in new fans as well.

Video Photography by Josh Bell

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Ladies Who Lunch: Malan Breton Fall 2015!

Although Malan Breton is based in New York, his collections have an international appeal to them.  A native of Taiwan who has lived and worked across the globe, Malan Breton brings all of those cultural experiences together to create collections that are both sophisticated and luxurious.

Drawing on his Taiwanese heritage, Malan Breton utilizes traditional Taiwanese fabrics giving his collections a personalized and recognizable touch.  I am also a fan of Malan’s collections for his beautiful use of color.

Malan Breton creates collections for both men and women that have stand-out looks that are sure to get you noticed.  Want to look like a member of the international jet set? Malan Breton’s collections fit the bill.

A major fan of Malan Breton from the very first collection I saw, the Fall 2015 Collection is as brilliant as all that have preceded them and has me continue to dream and lust after his designs.

Video Photography by Josh Bell