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METAL MOMENTS: New Designs That Shine

Accessories, Home Decor, Lighting-from runway design to decoration-metals gleaming from gold-morose-gold-to shimmery silvers...brightening up what we wear and were we live. 

ModCloth X Wrangler DENIM COLLAB

Launching...denim brand pioneer WRANGLER and retro-vintage flavored ModCloth =collab on a series of  guy jeans worthy of those hup 90's-skater styles-super wide legged...and our pick-a terrific denim skirt for women.

Available now in ModCloth's Austin store, Wrangler stores in Denver and Dallas, and ModCloth.com

Prices range from $39.99-$89.99




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Jeans in 3 cuts-wide leg, flare leg and straight leg, a denim skirt, denim jacket and a Wrangler t shirt-focused collection of the basics.

ATHLETE ESSENTIALS-SKINCARE TIPS

ACTIVE BEAUTY Spring Training Ramps Up Skin Care Help Part One
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Living life without a team of makeup experts getting you gorgeous for the next event?  Of course! 

Fortunately at home-do it yourself effective skincare/treatments -are easier than ever- with some cutting edge prescription-not needed products hitting the market now.

TIP:

Our most visual proof of who wears must wear sunscreen....is at triathlon races where the whole set-up for gear/bike is by age/gender...and the distinct differences in skin texture/tone amongst gals who are the same age-is scary stark obvious. 
Even the sunscreen addicts though can benefit from skincare tune-ups via easy to handle ablative procedures (like Fraxel)...or what we recently tried, a Micro-Needle/Laser (RF WAVE) treatment-that in theory are both 'lunchtime treatments'-that require not much downtime -but can also be aggressively performed-thereby requiring  a day or two of 'timeout' for the temporary redness/sw…

BLACK HALO CAPSULE JACKIE O ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION

"The Jackie O Anniversary Collection: Celebrating a Decade of Style”
Spring Club-St. Johns Lane/NYC
A media presentation for a terrific group of dresses...

The Jackie O Dress is the embodiment of what Black Halo stands for – impeccable style and fit. The dress personifies the Black Halo woman: a woman with timeless taste and an understated cool, whose wardrobe showcases classic shapes with a modern, architectural twist. To celebrate a decade of style with Jackie, Black Halo has created a limited anniversary collection for Spring 2017. The collection will be in neutral tones of white, ivory and cream, along with tone-on-tone textured and sequined fabrics, serving as a true 
retrospective of Jackie’s journey...

IL GATTOPARDO RESTAURANT: NYC-Review

Contemporary Italian Southern Cuisine- A Midtown Oasis of Culinary Art-Traditional Hospitality

New to us but a neighborhood staple (est. 2001) ...the special midtown Manhattan hideaway,  Il Gattopardo -located in an historic Rockefeller townhouse across the street from MoMa--- is a worthy dining establishment that begs a return visit. ASAP.
Yes, that good.

"SE VOGLIAMO CHE TUTTO RIMANGA COM'È BISOGNA CHE TUTTO CAMBI."
“If we want things to stay as they are, things will have to change.” - Tancredi Falconeri, Il Gattopardo
by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, 1958 

(and for cinema fans...the Visonti classic)...printed on the menu-- summarizes this modern trattoria's pasionate'mission' of serving satisfyingly 'simple' dishes of southern Italy-interpreted in the most contemporary sumptuous ways...as the top tiered restaurants do (or should)...allowing the finest ingredients deftly presented in a seasonal menu-to shine through -flavored with subtle yet distinct …

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

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In our inbox...

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 bookto a lucky one!

YANDY.COM SWIM 2017 COLLECTION NYFW

YANDY.COM PRESENTS SWIM 2017 COLLECTION AT NEW YORK FASHION WEEK

Yandy.com, 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.

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 -concealer...as masks...and Prive by Laurent D did the hair, music by Swiss based electronic performer BIT-TUNER

LANYU NYFW A/W 2017

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. 

Traditional Chinese Su embroidery and romantic details such as multicolored woven lace, butterfly patterns, dyed camel hair and gold embellishments on tulle ap…

LEANNE MARSHALL + SUMMIT Footwear NYFW A/W 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 WINNERLeanne 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 availabl…

NOLCHA FASHION SHOWS-ACID NYC

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. 






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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 show..smart 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. 

TARAJI P. HENSON Rocks Grammy's Runway-How To...

GET THE LOOK--MakeUp Artist Ashynta Sheriff breaks the glamour down....


SKIN I always DERMAFLASH before major award shows to remove build up and dead skin cells to reveal, radiant glowing skin. Since we just “flashed” before the NAACP Awards, skin was smooth and ready to receive a dose of nourishing skin care.I used Kate Somerville DermalQuench Liquid Lift anti-aging spray, which gives an immediate plumping affect, followed by Glossier Super Bounce serum. Dior Airflash CC Primer with radiance boost was added so makeup lasts for hours. FOUNDATION Perfect Blend by Ashunta Sheriff in Tan is my favorite foundation to use because its built in polymers smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and the buildable coverage gives a natural, glowing finish.I set makeup with MAC Blotting Powder in dark to keep it in place. I use Model In A Bottle sensitive skin formula to lock her look in for up to 16 hours. It also helps keep shine and sweat at bay under the bright lights. 
BROWS Brows are don…

Valentine's DAY Best Bet: Boku's Chocolate Buzz

Nicholas K Divine Wraps, Coats, Parkas-90's Ode

BUILT FROM SCRATCH”FALL / WINTER 2017
Downtown, NYC

Swirling snow and gusts of wind screeching up the streets-perfect weather to really appreciate Nicholas K's RTW NYFW A/W 2017...with 49 looks that made us feel cozy-chic...even with the acknowledgement of turbulent times.

From the run of show...

THE 90S WAS A DECADE PROMISING COMMUNAL DIVERSITY AND UNITY. BEGINNING WITH THE RELEASE OF NELSON MANDELA AND CONTINUING COMMUNITY ADVOCACY OF THE GUARDIAN ANGELS, THIS DECADE WAS ALSO THE GOLDEN AGE OF HIPHOP. ARTISTS WIDE RANGING TOPICS, POLITICAL MILITANCY UNDERTONES AND EXPERIMENTALISM BECAME CELEBRATION OF DIVERSE WIDESPREAD CULTURAL ACCEPTANCE. THE LATE 90S DIGITAL WORLD BROUGHT THE PROMISE OF A GLOB- AL HUMANITARIAN COMMUNITY. RECENT EVENTS SEEM TO UNRAVEL THIS PROGRESS AND IT’S NOW RELEVANT TO REVISIT THE PROMISE OF THE 90S.


FOOTWEAR FOR WACKY WEATHER

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 Rainy, snowing, sunny and warm-a typical February week...calls for adaptable footwear that multi-tasks in one week's worth of weather...highlights from new early Spring deliveries that fit the climate challengers.

Some Picks:

COMFORT SHOES-BIG STYLE for SPRING

AEROSOLES, L.L. BEAN, FIVE TEN, SUPERFEET
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Relate to the above? Check out new Spring styles that seriously merge comfort with style that won't have ou begging for flip-flops asap.

ACTIVE COLLECTIVE HIGHLIGHTS:Part 4

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Higher waist bands, autumnal tones, two tone prints pops-and a lot more white separates than usually sees in Fall-mixed in with year round pieces-for indoor, casual and workout wear-wherever...

BLUE JACKET FASHION SHOW NYMFW HIGHLIGHT

Feb. 1 2017-Cealsea Piers 
The Inaugural Blue Jacket Fashion Show and Dinner benefiting the Prostate Cancer Foundation featured Carson Kressley, Bill Nye, Mario Cantone, Don Lemon, Victor Cruz Ian Mellencamp, Thom Browne, Joseph Abboud, John Varvatos and more




The inaugural Blue Jacket Fashion Show and Dinner was held Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at Pier 59 Studios during New York Men’s Fashion Week. In partnership with Johnson & Johnson, the Blue Jacket Fashion Show benefited the Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF), founded by philanthropist and financier Michael Milken. Money raised will go towards funding cutting-edge research that will save, extend and improve the lives of not only prostate cancer patients but other cancer patients as well. 

The Blue Jacket Fashion Show brought together the fashion, entertainment, sports, healthcare, and media worlds around a national platform to openly discuss men’s cancer issues, with an emphasis on prostate cancer. Coinciding with February’s Cancer Pr…

ACTIVE COLLECTIVE Athleisure Style-Urban Edge

Part 3

HARD TAIL FOREVER, SPIRITUAL GANGSTER, THREADS 4 THOUGHT
Metropolitan Pavilion






HAL RUBENSTEIN HOSTS ANNUAL FEMMY AWARDS

The FEMMY Honorees includedRetailer Award: Aerie accepted by Jennifer Foyle, Aerie Global Brand President; Manufacturer Award: Cupid Foundations, Inc. accepted by David Welsch, CEO, President and Marilyn Welsch, Secretary/Treasurer; Supplier AwardTianhai Lace Co., Ltd., accepted by Ning Yi Shen, General Manager; Innovation Award: Under Armour, Inc. accepted by Lisa Struble, VP, Technical Design.

This year’s generous dedicated scholarship providers included: Aerie, Best Pacific Textile, Fashion Forms, KOMAR, Pioneer Elastic Fabrics, PVH and Tianhai Lace.From their contributions alone, intimate apparel design, merchandising and production students will receive an additional $96,000 in scholarship support this year. \