Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Ladies Who Lunch: Falguni & Shane Peacock Fall 2013!

Admittedly, I have some kind of karmic thing going on with India.  Fascinated with its history, culture, people and LOVE Indian food (the most vegetarian friendly country I have ever been to).  My interest in FALGUNI & SHANE PEACOCK was first piqued when I learned that they were from Mumbai.  But, once I became acquainted with their designs, I was hooked forever.

FALGUNI & SHANE PEACOCK’s designs are definitely NOT for the shrinking violet. Exuding strength, confidence and an attention grabbing sexiness, this husband and wife team’s collections are a hit with celebrities as well as ordinary women who love the limelight.

Based in Mumbai, India, FALGUNI & SHANE PEACOCK have taken their chic and edgy aesthetic and created a company that has gone global.  Their recognizable style continues to evolve and mesmerize and their designs can be seen everywhere from Super Bowl Half Times to walks on the red carpet.

FALGUNI & SHANE PEACOCK’s Fall 2013 Collection is as strong as it is beautiful.  Graphic prints, luxurious embellishment, and sexy silhouettes come together to make this collection one of their best yet!

Video Photography by Cassandra Past

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Ladies Who Lunch: THALÉ BLANC Fall 2013!

We caught up with Deborah Sawaf at the Trump International on Columbus Circle for an intimate introduction to her magnificent THALÉ BLANC Fall 2013 collection.

Channeling her Indian Heritage into her THALÉ BLANC handbag and jewelry collection, designer Deborah Sawaf has created a luxe line of must have items that you won’t want to miss.

Originally from Mumbai, India, Deborah Sawaf began her career in couture embroidery and embellishment, working with some of the worlds biggest names in couture clothing.  Ms. Sawaf is also a certified gemologist and she uses that knowledge to create her jeweled closures and jewelry!


Deborah Sawaf’s background in couture fashion is evident in her THALÉ BLANC collection which combines traditional craftsmanship, the finest materials and modern technique for handbags and jewelry that are statement pieces.

Whether you want bling or understated elegance, each piece in the THALÉ BLANC Fall 2013 collection is a work of art.

Video Photography by Cassandra Past

Monday, July 22, 2013

Ladies Who Lunch: Nicholas K Fall 2013!

Don’t be fooled by the soaring temperatures, Fall is right around the corner!  The modern fashionista knows that the key to Fall/Winter dressing is layering and who better to stock our Fall wardrobes than Nicholas K, the masters of layering.

We spoke to the innovative design team at Nicholas K about their Fall 2013 Collection and what drove this coming seasons laid-back sexy look!

For Nicholas K Fall 2013 drew their inspiration from Arctic exploration of the late 19th Century, which called for many stylish parkas and anoraks for men and women.   Emphasizing utilitarian pieces, Nicholas K proved that garments with function can also be totally fashionable and cutting edge!


With a look that is both urban and nomadic, Nicholas K redefines modern dressing.  Nicholas and Christopher Kunz, the brother-sister design team behind the label, layer silks, leather, jerseys and luxe knits to create a relaxed chic look.


Video Photography by Natalie Kaufler

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Ladies Who Lunch: Travel Skincare with Elizabeth Arden!

We are already several weeks into the Summer and everyone I know is taking off for their Summer Vacation.  Whether you have days at the beach, outdoor cafés oreven garden parties on the menu, this is one season when taking care of your skin is vital. However, it is just important to give extra attention to your skin while traveling.

Traveling can take a toll on the skin, especially if traveling by plane.  Air travel dehydrates the body, so making sure that you and your skin stay hydrated is essential to looking and feeling your best when you reach your destination!  Because, fashion is not only about what you where, but how you look wearing it!

Elizabeth Arden, famous for their Red Door Spas, has been a leader and innovator in beauty and skincare products for over 100 years.  They continue to lead the way with products that meet the needs of the modern day woman (and even the modern day man!) for all of their beauty and skincare needs.

Rebecca Restrepo, a global make-up artist, has given us her top 5 travel tips, utilizing the amazing products from Elizabeth Arden!  Here are her tips:
  1. Skincare is even more important when traveling. I love multi-use products and ones that can be packed in a carry-on bag. The Ceramide Capsules Daily Youth Restoring Serum deliver so much moisture. I apply mine mid-flight for extra hydration and also use as a makeup primer when traveling.

   2.  Skin can get very dehydrated when flying, so Eight Hour Cream is essential!
        I apply to my lips before every flight and use it on my hands and elbows
        throughout flight. I like to warm up the product in the palms of my hands
        before applying to my skin, helping it activate and absorb quickly.

   3.  My eyes get very puffy when I fly. Instead of using regular eye cream, I
        gently dab the Visible Difference Brightening Eye Gel in circular motions for
        better results.
   4.  Someone once told me that solids travel better than liquids, so now I never 
        go anywhere without my Flawless Finish Sponge-On Cream Makeup.  It
        provides as much coverage as I need without making a mess in my makeup

   5.  Before I land after a long flight, the perfect pick-me-up is a touch of blush to
        brighten the cheeks, a swipe of shadow to open the eye and a dab of rosy lip
        gloss.  To achieve this fresh and well rested look, Ceramide Cream Blush in
        Nectar, Beautiful Eye Color Eye Shadow in Innocence and
        Beautiful Color Luminous Lip Gloss in Sweet Pink are my go to products!
So Ladies (and Gentlemen), before you start your treks around the globe, stop by Elizabeth Arden to find out more about these must-have travel products!  While I as a man have no need for the actual cosmetic products, I will be checking out and packing the moisturizing products on my next flight!  And travel skincare is important throughout the year, so I’ll make sure that I am well prepared for my Winter trip to India as well!

Happy Traveling!

Monday, July 15, 2013

Ladies Who Lunch: Douglas Hannant Fall 2013!

If you are the type of woman who revels in her femininity and likes to always be properly attired, Douglas Hannant is the designer for you.

Long a favorite of women on the Upper East Side of New York, Douglas Hannant’s collections assure its wearers that they will at all times be stylishly and impeccably dressed.  


Douglas Hannant knows and loves his customer and his beautifully designed collections keep them coming back for more.  At the same time, Douglas Hannant’s skills as a master couturier continue to draw in a  new legion of fans.


The Douglas Hannant look is feminine, sophisticated and elegant and for Fall 2013 Mr. Hannant presented a collection that is true to form and will most certainly be a hit with his ladies!

Video Photography by Natalie Kaufler