Monday, January 26, 2015

Ladies Who Lunch: Ann Yee Fall 2014!

Detroit native Ann Yee definitely brings the urban edge of her hometown to her collections, but she has also embraced her adopted home of New York, allowing her to create collections that are street smart and sophisticated.

Ann Yee Fall 2014 is all about mix and match pieces that work beautifully together, creating a collection that is modern, versatile and above all wearable.

I’ve followed Ann Yee’s collections for several years now and I am always delighted with each new collection.  Ann Yee masterfully mixes a variety of fabrics with beautiful knit pieces, creating collections that are the true essence of American Sportswear.  Ann Yee Fall 2014 is completely on target once again!

Video Photography by Josh Bell

Monday, January 12, 2015

Ladies Who Lunch: SKINGRAFT Fall 2014!

For Fall 2014, Los Angeles based SKINGRAFT made its New York Debut at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week and proved to the industry that it is ready for the big leagues.

Founder and designer Jonny Cota developed the company from his roots in performance art as a performer and costume designer.  Cota sourced vintage leather jackets from thrift stores, deconstructed individual pieces and then retailored the leather scraps into performance are pieces.  From this process, the name SKINGRAFT was born.

Teaming up with brother Christopher Cota, Jonny launched SKINGRAFT as a fashion line for both men and women.  The line quickly became noticed by VIP’s in the worlds of film, music and celebrity styling with everyone from Rhianna and Britney Spears to Marilyn Manson wearing their garments.

With its artistic and unique edgy styling, SKINGRAFT is a label to keep an eye on and to added to the wardrobe of anyone who wants to be noticed!

Video Photography by Cassandra Past

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Ladies Who Lunch: David Hart Fall/Winter 2014/2015!

A graduate of The Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, David Hart honed his design skills in the women’s wear market at Anna Sui, Tommy Hilfiger and Ralph Lauren.

David Hart then found a passion for menswear, launching a line of neckwear in 2009, a collection of luxury ties, bowties and pocket squares.  Finding his niche with the David Hart & Co. line, David Hart expanded his focus and created his first full collection of menswear in 2013.

The David Hart collection is designed for the modern gentleman, giving his customer the confident and stylish pieces that they want to wear.  Quite frankly, there is not a piece in the collection that I don’t covet and want hanging in my closet!

Video Photography by Jinney Dao

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Ladies Who Lunch: Shades of Gray by Sheila Gray Unique Scarves!

So it is the last week before Christmas and you are down for the count to complete your holiday shopping!  And you need something special, one of a kind, something for that person who has everything.  Look no further than Shades of Gray by Sheila Gray!

Angela Bassett wearing a Shades of Gray scarf!

Sheila Gray is the PR person/designer working with Byron Lars Beauty Mark and in her off time (of which there is very little!) she has come up with a line of handmade, one of a kind scarves.

Shades of Gray scarves are not only functional, but they are also fashion statements.  Sure to enhance any look in your closet, a scarf from Shades of Gray will be noticed and you will be the envy of all of your fashionista friends!  There also unique scarves for that special guy in your life!

And if you are worried about the gift making it by Christmas, remember that there ARE 12 Days of Christmas, stretching from December 25th until January 6th!  So go to the Shades of Gray website ( and order scarves for one of a kind gifts or that special present for yourself!!

Sheila Gray

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Ladies Who Lunch: Katya Leonovich Fall 2014!

Experimentation and innovation are key words when describing the work of designer Katya Leonovich.  For Katya Leonovich Fall 2014, her collection once again proved this true.

Metallic fabrics and architectural construction gave the Katya Leonovich Fall 2014 collection a futuristic edge while at the same time evoking a 1960’s mod feeling.

Katya Leonovich even created her own woven fabric for the Fall 2014 Collection, an exclusive touch to a collection that reminds us that Katya Leonovich is not just a designer, but she is first and foremost an artist.

Video Photography by Josh Bell

Friday, December 12, 2014

Ladies Who Lunch: MARK AND ESTEL Fall 2014!

Los Angeles based MARK AND ESTEL by Mark Tango and Estel Day is a sexy, rocker style collection that is made in the USA.

MARK AND ESTEL also simultaneously launched their namesake band and their passion for music and fashion fuels their edgy collection.

MARK AND ESTEL gained a following early on when Mary Kate Olsen began wearing their designs and every one from Jessica Simpson to Lady Gaga has sported their rocker-chic designs.

Since the launch of MARK AND ESTEL in 2005, the company has steadily grown and is now sold at over 300 locations in the US and internationally.  MARK AND ESTEL presented their Fall 2014 Collection at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York for the first time bringing their music to the runway as well!

Video Photography by Cassandra Past

Friday, November 28, 2014

Ladies Who Lunch: Schuyler 4 Ltd. Luxe European Menswear!

Established in 1977 Schuyler 4 Ltd. is an exclusive USA distributor of fine European men’s sportswear collections.  Currently, Schuyler represents the luxury lines of Alberto pants, Haupt shirts, Carl Gross sport coats and Codice knitwear.

Sold at the finest men’s specialty stores nationwide, Schuyler 4 Ltd.’s brands are a perfect fit for the successful man with fashion sensibility.

All of the collections are designed with a modern look with classic influences with attention to fine quality, detail and a perfect fit.

Schuyler 4 Lts.’s brands are the perfect fit for the sartorial man who wants to make a statement with the way he dresses!

Video Photography by Josh Bell