Saturday, May 31, 2014

Ladies Who Lunch: THALÉ BLANC Spring 2014!

With Spring in full swing and Summer officially beginning in just a few weeks, it’s time to update your wardrobe with some Summer Chic accessories!

With only a few seasons under its belt, THALÉ BLANC is emerging as one of our fave finds.  Even though THALÉ BLANC is fairly new to the scene, Deborah Sawaf, the designer and founder of the company has an extensive background in the luxury market, designing works for fashion icons like Gianfranco Ferré, Roberto Cavalli and Valentino.

We stopped off at the London Hotel in New York to see the newest additions to the THALÉ BLANC line and find out what are the must have accessories for this Spring/Summer Season!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Ladies Who Lunch: CZAR by Cesar Galindo Spring 2014!

A veteran designer with several decades under his belt, Cesar Galindo balances his time designing his own collections and as a contract designer for companies as varied as Calvin Klein, Dolce & Gababba and L.A.M.B.

In 2011, Galindo launched CZAR by Cesar Galindo, a younger sophisticated version of his signature collection at a more contemporary price point.

Like his signature collection, CZAR by Cesar Galindo captures Galindo’s exceptional design sense, presenting a collection that is feminine, architecturally draped and rich in color.

We spoke to Cesar Galindo at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week to find out what will be in store for Spring 2014 in his exciting CZAR by Cesar Galindo collection!

Video Photography by Nicole Camillucci

Monday, May 19, 2014

Ladies Who Lunch: 2014 Pratt Institute Fashion Show!

Celebrating a 127 year history, the Pratt Institute is one of the oldest design schools in the the United States with a prestigious past and a present that is committed to staying at the forefront of modern design.

The Pratt Institute held its first Fashion Show in 1924 and continues the tradition each year, celebrating the future of fashion design with the works of its graduating class.

Not only celebrating the future of fashion design, the Pratt Institute also uses the occasion to honor the work of industry leaders.  At the 2014 Pratt Institute Fashion Show, the Fashion Visionary Award was presented to Byron Lars and the Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Stephen Burrows, both designers who have had a tremendous impact on the fashion industry.

So without further ado, we are proud to give you a glimpse of the 2014 Pratt Fashion Show and congratulate the award winners and the talented graduating class.

Video Photography by Mariana Leung

Monday, May 12, 2014

Ladies Who Lunch: Stephen Burrows 2014 Pratt Fashion Lifetime Achievement Award!

Stephen Burrows was the first African-American designer to gain international recognition and his designs still have a major influence on fashion.

Stephen Burrows' vibrant use of color and sophisticated draping create a look that is fun, sexy and timeless.  Creating clothes that not only have movement, but give the wearer the freedom to move inspired the recent retrospective of his work at the Museum of the City of New York, Stephen Burrows: When Fashion Danced.

Presented with the 2014 Pratt Fashion Lifetime Achievement Award by his long time muse and friend Super Model Pat Cleveland, Stephen Burrows is not only an inspiration for the designs of his past, but also for the innovative designs he continues to create!

Video Photography by Mariana Leung

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Ladies Who Lunch: Stephanie Kantis Spring 2014!

What happens when a successful Interior Designer turns to her inner muse and begins to design jewelry?  You get a  versatile jewelry collection that enables women to mix up the pieces and make them a part of her own personal style.  And that is exactly what interior designer turned jewelry designer Stephanie Kantis has created.

Although the collection is only a few years in the making, Stephanie Kantis has already made her mark on fashion with jewelry creations that are as beautiful and timeless as they are versatile.

A true lesson in how following your passion leads to success, Stephanie Kantis has created a collection of must-have pieces that will make your Spring a memorable one.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Ladies Who Lunch: Byron Lars Pratt Fashion Visionary Award 2014!

It is no secret that I am a major fan of Byron Lars!  A true innovator in the industry, Byron continues to amaze me season after season with his creativity.

So it was no surprise to me when the Pratt Institute chose Byron Lars for their Fashion Visionary Award, presented to him by the abundantly talented Angela Bassett at the Pratt 2014 Fashion Show.

We caught up with Byron Lars and Angela Bassett at the show to talk to them about the award and see it presented!

Video Photography by Mariana Leung