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Showing posts from September, 2010


West 15th Street, NYC
Words/Images Judith Ecochard
New York Fashion Week
Yara Flinn’s status as an emerging designer is old…as we thought the quasi runway/presentation we saw was polished, well edited---and a continuation of the label’s signature MO…

all characteristics of a seasoned pro.

Fitted, artful silhouettes, strategic sexy cutouts that seem architecturally inspired, not voyeuristic, and solid black, white and cobalt blue palette of the hip looking, mostly dresses…

All really draped, seamed and pleated to perfection.


Words, Tradeshow Images-Judith Ecochard
Outdoor Retailer, SLC Utah
When we enter the Wenger (“Maker of the Genuine Swiss Army Knife”) exhibit space that’s always front and center at the Salt Palace Convention Center…we feel like we enter guyville... as our focus is on the men’s kickers---a good looking line-up of shoes divided into sub groups.

New for us are the nautically natty Marine collection…a result of Wenger’s partnership with "The Alinghi”---a Swiss sailing team. The Windward ($50) a casual canvas upper lace-up, 

Clipper ($80) and Catamaran ($85) slip-ons---all with grippy rubber outsoles, 

and the Alinghi-a handsome leather mesh upper with 3M Scotchguard and a Vibram outsole. ($125).

Bumped up thongs in leather ($50-$60)—one style--- Poif Pilf ---(flip flops spelled backwards) part of the Basecamp line.

As is the desert boot style Midway with a crepe sole ($100).

Value wise, Wenger offers a lot for those wanting more …


Outdoor Retailer, SLC Utah
Prana (ancient Sanskrit for breath, life and vitality of the spirit) has evolved “steadily and naturally” from its very humble beginning based in its founders’ garage…to morphed into one of the larger brands we cover in the performance/lifestyle wear world.

We had some familiarity with the brand, as it's DNA is in the climbing world. Along the way, it has emerged with a  “present” mantra subplot…with clothes “aware of every move you make
For travel, everyday, yoga and other activities. Spring/Summer 2011 takes a turn through Barcelona with the bright color pops throughout the collection for gals.

The lifestyle line-up has the stylish fabrics (burnouts) and details with unique patterns and prints, saturated colors, and sublimation artwork techniques that bump up the tees and dresses from the basics to pretty.

For tops we favored this Elina Halter (pic above) with ribbon trim, and multi-colored smocking at hem.
The Soul T is made form 100% organic Cotton Africa-…