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

Monday, November 17, 2014

Ladies Who Lunch: CZAR by Cesar Galindo Fall 2014!

Designer Cesar Galindo is a busy man.  He not only designs a signature collection and his secondary line CZAR by Cesar Galindo, but he also works as a contract designer for labels including Dolce & Gabbana and Calvin Klein.

Galindo calls his CZAR by Cesar Galindo Fall 2014  Collection “Altered States” and it is all about addressing the modern woman who needs wardrobe flexibility to take her through the varied demands of her day.

Despite being so busy, Cesar Galindo still manages to turn out gorgeous collections each season and his CZAR by Cesar Galindo Fall 2014 Collection is no exception.

Video Photography by Josh Bell

Monday, November 3, 2014

Ladies Who Lunch: EMERSON by Jackie Fraser-Swan Fall 2014!

Boston based designer Jackie Fraser-Swan not only knows how to put together a well thought out collection, but she also knows how to make her EMERSON collection fun.

Always taking inspiration from the unexpected, EMERSON by Jackie Fraser-Swan is a sophisticated sportswear and evening collection that has an edge to it.

EMERSON Fall 2014 is no exception with strong prints, edgy feminine silhouettes and an interesting mix of fabrics .

EMERSON by Jackie Fraser-Swan Fall 2014 is one of the strongest collections presented at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week with pieces you will definitely want in your Fall apparel arsenal!

Video Photography by Cassandra Past

Monday, October 27, 2014

Ladies Who Lunch: The Art Institutes Show September 2014!

The Art Institutes school of Fashion Design has teamed up with Mercedes Benz Fashion Week for the last three seasons to present its graduating star design students work on the runway.

For Spring 2015, 13 talented designers were chosen from The Art Institutes graduating class to present their collections in New York, a dream come true for every designer and a great start to their careers in design.

We went backstage before the show to find out more about these young designers from The Art Institutes and how their design vision will shape the future of fashion!

Video Photography by Cassandra Past & Josh Bell

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Ladies Who Lunch: Diego Binetti Fall 2014!

Although he created his label in 2001, this is the first season that I became aware of designer Diego Binetti’s work.

Born in Argentina, schooled in the US and having worked in the European Fashion Industry, Diego Binetti’s diverse background influences his collection which mixes European style and craftsmanship with American sensibility.

For Fall 2014, Diego Binetti has created a collection of rich Autumn colors and textures making this one line that is a must to add to your have to have list!

Video Photography by Josh Bell