Thursday, February 16, 2017

Italian Championship Pasta-NYC March 7-Sept. 12th


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The Italian Championship of Pasta will take place for the first time in New York, from March 7th to September 12th. ITALIAN'S FOOD CHAMPIONSHIPS and SPEAKITALY NYC are glad to invite you to celebrate one of the most important ingredients in the Italian cuisine and partecipate in deciding Il Campione Della Pasta! Food connoisseur Riccardo Costa is enthusiastically part of the team and will be gifting at every match his Vecchia Cucina: Antique original family recipes from my grandma's secret kitchen book to a lucky one!


YANDY.COM PRESENTS SWIM 2017 COLLECTION AT NEW YORK FASHION WEEK, an online direct to consumer label of fab fun lingerie, hosiery, casual apparel with a sexy twist...showed a swim collection themed : "Jetset" - a nod to the brand's evolution toward a fashion forward, customer with a discerning eye for design, quality and fit, but also who wants affordable sophistication. 

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

BERENIK NYFW A/W 2017 Men's/Women's

Veronica Brusa's Berenik's streetwear-sporty-contemporary unisex separates attired REAL DEAL performers at a a packed presentation.

We couldn't really see the total presentation that featured 50(!!!) individuals in various pieces made of assorted fabrics (cotton, velvets, blends)- that underscored the wearability of the loose silhouettes ...but we DEFINITELY appreciated the effort...and applaud the showing of men's/women's in cohort together...great effort.

Kudos-makeup by Nu Evolution-white foundation masks...and Prive by Laurent D did the hair, music by Swiss based electronic performer BIT-TUNER


Skylight Clarkson Square, Gallery 1
              One of the first shows we attended was by Internationally recognized Chinese-born designer Lan Yu’s namesake brand LANYU  with the runway debut of the Fall/Winter 2017 collection. Inspired by her mother’s hometown of Suzhou, the designer showcased 40 looks inspired by the city’s architecture, natural beauty and serene canals. Drawing inspiration from these and the designer’s childhood memories, LANYU’s Fall/Winter 2017 collection incorporated soothing mint and jade hues, as well as power pink and sky tones. 

The collection featured the perfect pale toned and deep jade green oversized coats and statement trousers offset by feminine dresses in LANYU’s trademark fitted silhouettes in luxurious fabrics such as jeweled tweed, marled wool, cashmere and silk on velvet with touches of leather and metal. 

Before the show-this stunning gown by LANYU...on Clara Lee, Swiss Born, British actress
Traditional Chinese Su embroidery and romantic details such as multicolored woven lace, butterfly patterns, dyed camel hair and gold embellishments on tulle appear on pieces representative of the dreamlike nostalgia the designer feels for Suzhou. 

          The show featured hair by Cutler/REDKEN Salon, makeup by MAC for Models Inc., nails by Doorbella, and jewelry by Cuixu.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017


Footwear brand, Summit Italy paired its wearable pumps and our fav-the booties-with the flowing gowns and color separates by Project Runway  Season Five WINNER Leanne Marshall Designs for her Autumn/Winter 2017 collection debut at NYFW. 

The jaw dropping gowns, pops of red and surprising prints blended well with Summit’s neutral color palette of opulent blush and grey tones, brilliant reds and daring black. The runway looks featured timeless yet modern silhouettes including ankle boots, block heels and Mary Janes that helped create an overall medieval theme. The simplicity of Summit’s footwear helped offset the bold aesthetic of the collection.

Summit’s collection is all handmade in small boutique factories in the regions of Tuscany, Veneto and Marche, where the talented shoemakers combine subtle detailing and hidden comfort features into modern silhouettes. Amazingly-these pair with anything (casual to formal) mary-janes/pumps/booties  top out, price wise at $239--- and YAY-are available to purchase now:


The Nolcha Shows at New York Fashion Week just wrapped the Fall/Winter 2017 season at Artbeam Studios, featuring 9 runway shows.  The platform for indie brands remains the go-to downtown destination for discovering fresh designs during fashion week. 

Our top pic:

With a name like ACID NYC-a men’s and women’s line of modern wearable separates... by husband & wife design duo-

...we could not help but favor this fun rtw city cuts-vibrant patterns and prints.

Claudia Li NYFW A/W 2017

Artbeam Studios | 540 West 21st Street (between 10th and 11th Avenues)

Take me away to a different place and time,” is the theme of Claudia Li’s autumn/winter 2017 collection. By removing oneself from the physical present, you immerse yourself in the mystery and experience of becoming someone else. Travelling through this time tunnel the view encounters flashing visions... a thunderstorm, a pendulum, a female spy and a missing plane. Becoming lost in the mirage of occurrences, we allow ourselves to explore shapes, appearances and formulate abstract concepts.

Autumn/Winter 2017 can be seen metaphorically through the use of triangular shapes. Triangles, typically seen as a shape of mystery, are interpreted in lapels, sleeves, cuffs and layering details. New fabric techniques are introduced in the form of quilting and ruching, and water repellent pieces add a technical aspect to the collection.