ECHO: Fabulous Winter Accessories ALL Will LOVE

I love winter. Mostly because of all of the fabulous textures we can layer ourselves with! Plus, I am an accessories girl. I cant get enough of the multiple ways we can adorn ourselves with fabulous winter accessories like scarves, hats, gloves earmuffs, the list goes on...! In the past I have collaborated with the…

31 Questions: The Creativity of Couture Sketch’s Joey Cruz!

I first met Fashion Illustrator Joey Cruz in 2009. We sat next to each other in our first draping class as fashion design students at The Fashion Institute of Technology! From that moment on it was friendship magic! As the years went on our friendship stayed the same even with a several year gap of…

Designer Spotlight – KUNG KATHERINE

Going to college at a school such as FIT I was constantly surrounded by the most talented young men and women of our generation. It has been a great thrill to see those I had/have friendships with become so successful in their chosen fields. It gives me even greater joy when I see friends succeed…

Designer Spotlight – Ann Dexter-Jones

Last month I had the absolute pleasure of visiting designer Ann Dexter-Jones at her cozy and eclectic West Village townhouse and studio. We spent two days discussing her brand, fashion, life, love, art and exchanging laughs over delicious tea while she showed me around her design studio. It was wonderful connecting on a more personal level by sharing our stories of life experiences, values, family history, likes and dis-likes; realizing how much we had common with one-another. Like Ann, her home was very welcoming with the spirit of love, life and family all throughout. This made for an even better visit that I will forever remember!

REDEFINING CURVY- Violeta by MANGO

FOLLOWING ITS SUCCESSFUL LAUNCH IN EUROPE, VIOLETA BY MANGO ARRIVES IN THE US!! And we cant be more thrilled about this news!! The key to the Violeta by MANGO brand, whose designs extend from US sizes 12-18, lies in the precise size-to-size technical details of its designs, offering a quality collection for any occasion. The…

MCM’s Paradiso Collection You’ll Want NOW!

MCM proudly presents the Paradiso Collection for the Summer 2014 season. Inspired by the brand's "Flower Boys In Paradise" campaign and the film Cinema Paradiso, the collection blends floral patterns and MCM's iconic Visetos print, along with studs mixed in for an added edge. The styles include a range of backpacks, reversible shoppers, tote bags…

DESIGNER SPOTLIGHT: Gabriela Cadena

Gabriela Cadena is a New York based fashion label designed by Latin American designer Gabriela Cadena. Gabriela Cadena was born in Ecuador and studied design in Europe. She currently splits her time between New York and Miami, but calls the lower Manhattan Tribeca neighborhood her home. Since the launch of her line, Cadena has attracted…

DESIGNER SPOTLIGHT: LAUREN CECCHI NEW YORK

Meeting designer Lauren Cecchi outside of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week this past season was a treat. She soon after invited me to visit her showroom to view her new collection of handbags. On February 27th, 2014 I had the pleasure of visiting her showroom in the heart of the garment district. It was such a genuinely…

DESIGNER SPOTLIGHT – KATIE SCHLOSS; MAPPING HER WAY TO THREE JANE, NYC!

On a hot rainy day this past summer I was in the city running some errands. My mom called me to stop into Bendel's and see if they had a particular item we wanted to purchase as a gift. Well, as you know, I am a self proclaimed "Bende's Girl", so any excuse to stop…

DESIGNER SPOTLIGHT: Krysten Kauder of RYAN PORTER

Remember when we would sit around with friends during the summer, even at camp making friendship and name bracelets with fun saying on them? Well, this cute, fun, retro (1970's & 1990's) and adorable trend is back in a chic new way, thanks to Krysten Kauder of Ryan Porter. I first met Krysten Kauder back…

Fashion Fights Cancer With The Talent of Two Jewelry Mavens!

I always love when fashion, something that is materialistic is used to aid in wonderful causes that are very skin deep! Fashion Fights Cancer is one cause that I hold near and dear to my heart! Fashion Fights Cancer (FFC), is an organization that offers therapeutic fashion workshops to cancer patients and survivors. Currently, FFC…

DESIGNER SPOTLIGHT: Margaux Minutolo; Karma for a Cure – Taking Karma to New Heights!

Have you ever had the desire to give back, but wanted to do so in a very fashion forward way? Well, Thanks to Karma for a Cure™ your "Philanthropic Fashionista™" (as they like to refer to their customers as) dreams have finally come true! Longtime friend, Founder & CEO of Karma for a Cure™ Margaux…

DESIGNER SPOTLIGHT: Marc-Ella Spring 2013

Welcome to the world of Marc-Ella! Emerging brand created by two childhood best friends; Jaime Torres & Brenda-Liz Fadul who love the idea of creating ultra wearable clothing for today's 20-something's, launched their first collection of women's wear for spring 2013. Edgy, free, feminine and sophisticated with a twist of androgyny are all the elements…

DESIGNER SPOTLIGHT: NORMAN AMBROSE – The Art of Dressing A Woman In Today’s Society

In my opinion, the best characteristic a designer can possess, is the devotion to his craft. Designer Norman Ambrose, not only designs the most exquisite womenswear but is involved in every step of the way; hand creating all of his garments. From an inspired idea to the red carpet, every detail is overseen and crafted…

Rae Francis Spring 2013 – A Playful Bohemian

Pretty, Chic, feminine, and free is what comes to mind when thinking of brand Rae Frances. RAE SPRING 2013 from rae francis on Vimeo. Bohemia and romanticism are crisply captured in this collection! The whimsical drapery of silks, lightweight linens, and charming cotton eyelets that blow in the wind with large cut-outs that allow the…