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No.8, West 16th Street/NYC

#LOVEMYCURLS trended well last night at the jam packed Dark and Lovely celebration of its new Au Naturalé line of products…aimed at those wanting to save some time …but not skip the style.

Hydration, and moisturizing ingredients for curl defining, frizz free, crunch-less hold, and gentle sulfate free shampoos/conditioners- formulated into Au Naturalé---with a targeted product out there for what ever hairstyle someone would want… braids, Bantu Knots, soft coils etc. Bonus-the prices-all at $9.99  available on the website  or in stores coast to coast.

AND Au Naturale products are free of nasty ingredients like paraben, petrolatum, mineral oil, drying alcohol…which make us wonder why any other  line of hair products would use any of the aforementioned.

Be True To Your School:GAME DAY KHAKIS+SHORTS-Dockers

Just in time for kickoffs from coast to coastDockers had launched the first-of-its-kind college collection of Game Day Khakis. 
NOW-with March Madness upon us--- Spring 2014 delivers Dockers Game Day Khakis with 10 additional schools:University of Alabama, University of Arizona, University of Arkansas, University of Florida, University of Kansas, University of Louisville, University of Oklahoma, Syracuse University, University of Tennessee, and University of Wisconsin.
Two silhouettes…the Game Day Alpha Khaki ($78.00), for a modern slim and tapered fit, and the Game Day Classic Khaki($68.00), are tinged appropriately----PLUS Dockers serves up an alumni worthy Game Day Short ($55.00) for warmer temps.


Added Plus: the official team logo on the back pocket and the rally cry inside the waistband. 

Dockers Game Day Khaki is now available on
And the winners are... Schools Introduced in Fall 2013: University of Georgia, University of Illinois, University of Kentucky, Louisiana Sta…

Laurence Decade- Embroidered Luxury Boots/Shoes

Acclaimed Parisian footwear designer Laurence Decade (Chanel's chasseurs genius) ---- magnificently offers Spring's floral bouquets on two of her classic and très chic silhouettes…the Meril boot above…and the Dana.  
Glamor and edge for les pieds---some styles Laurance Decade's of boots and shoes are available at select upscale retailers---such as Neiman Marcus, Browns, Montaigne Market…


NIKE X UNDERCOVER GYAKUSOU SPRING 2014 COLLECTION Jun Takahashi taps the struggle between body and mind as inspiration for latest Gyakusou  running collection.

A Collaboration Continued: The Nike Tight of the Moment-


Tokyo's Design school-Vantan returned to NYFW with a new partner, the Japanese department store Parco…supporting six emerging designers... a combo of students/working fashion professionals. We always like going to these kind of runway shows-as the collections tend to push artistic concept a bit more than retail focused outings. 

PLUS-the energy and cultures of the area... really do come through- with distinct Asian points of view meshed in with a global appeal. Very 21st century.

Highlights included: VIANAD ViVi joanne Anais dorsbien by Suzuki Mark (Vantan Design Institute)
ViVijoanne and Anais.  Elegant and sweet fictional sisters are based on an imaginary scene from a romance movie.  The feeling of dreaming a story translates to the feeling of wearing a story; a brand in which garments transform women dramatically.
AUSTIN. W by Tzu-Yun Wu (Taiwan)
Calm, cool, and neutral tones with a touch of futuristic gray marks the image of this brand. I create infinite possibilities through digi…

Academy of Art University #NYFW A/W 2014 Backstage Beauty /Fashion Closeups

Lincoln Center, NYC

THE Academy of Art University selectively allows soon to be- and recent graduates- a chance to display their skills on the runway in front of an enthusiastic crowd of supporters and industry pros who are clued in enough to attend this show-looking for future talented hires.

Backstage- we first took in in the elaborate warrior princess hairstyles for the women-designed by Aveda's Jon Reyman.

This season-sewing the yarn trim into fishtail braids- twisted hair was involved. We lost track of all the sometimes complicated steps…but basically-the style is smoothed hair-with two side front pieces corn-rowed---"controlled in the front"----under a gathered into a back ponytail-then it all got twisted/braided into a -"messy in the back…"  piece- pinned under.

The male models had deep side parts---with firm hold gel keeping it neat.

The makeup was clean and natural looking BUT-with super strong brows…

Hair styles-and models-get boards too-