|(l-r) Raakhee Mirchandani Singh, Daily News Managing Editor/Features, Liliana Vasquez-"The Cheap Chica"...Jill Zarin (Jewelry Designer/Shapewear, Melissa Gerstein+Denise Albert aka "The Moms"|
91 Horatio Street,
A 9AM start time helped bring out the media types for a lively panel discussion on accessory trends for the coming year.
Hosted by Karen Gilberson, Accessories Council President, we got there about half way through-just in time for a chit chat on not only Fall trends---like the year round appropriateness of the color white---but also the Spring 2014 runway observations that we all have been eyeballing all week.
|ever busy-Jill Zarin's very $ friendly|
Wearable technology in fashion accessories was another topic. Although not even coming close to the gee whiz level we see at Outdoor Retailer-(leaving out those Google Glasses that somehow seem a bit precious to us)...including smartphone friendly touch text tips on gloves, and personal fitness watchers/trackers that synch up with smartphone apps.
|We love their aviators +made in the USA....RANDOLPH|
|great way to add some color to any outfit----Elizabeth Gillet-designed in NYC-crafted in India|
A separate room displayed several brands including well known ones like watch maker Bulova and hat/handbag designer Eric Javits, but also less on the radar offerings- Antonym, Beylerian Collection, Biaggi, Boconi, DolceVita Cashmere, Elizabeth Gillet, Jing Ai, Jill Zarin Jewelry Collection Joanna Maxham, Leigh Anne Barnes, Randolph, Roman & Sunstone, Stewart Stand and Trellie.
|founded by 2 guys sick of waiting for their wives to call back-this Trellie device attaches to purse handle/backpack-alerts via battery powered flashing LED lights when a call arrives on smartphone. We say, smart!|
|handsome and durable Stewart Stand Stainless Steel/Silk collection prevents some identity thief from stealing the 411 on card chips via RFID technology. USA credit cards aren't there yet-but RFID chips w/ lots of info on them- are used practically everywhere else in the world...and will be here too.|
|Brenthaven handsome guy friendly haulers-iPad cases, laptop messengers etc|
|Bulova classic stainless steel woven bands-|