Author Archives: Mariana L.

Sense & Sustainability Fashion Show and Benefit in NYC Friday

Do you think you can be green, fashionable and party like (and with) VIPs?  Of course you can, and for a fabulous cause. Eco-friendly fashion designers Swati Argade, Helen Asir, Marcus Hicks and Rachel Lyra Hospodar are presenting a runway show of their collections to benefit the Sankara Eye Foundation and the documentary about the [...] Continue reading

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CFDA Announces Nominees

Last week held a lot of news for the Council of Fashion Designers of America.  First, Diane Von Furstenburg was elected president for a third time (a first for the organization).  Second, the designer held a soiree at her studio to announce the nominees for the CFDA awards. Prabal Garung, Joseph Altuzarra and Michelle Obama favorite, [...] Continue reading

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Jean Paul Gaultier Wins the First AmfAR Inspiration Award

Not just a wicked and brilliant designer… The Paris-based Jean Paul Gaultier will be feted June 3rd, 2010 in New York for his achievements in mens fashion and fight against AIDS.  The award is for lifetime achievement and will be hosted by Kylie Minogue, along with guests like Lady Gaga at a formal soiree for at [...] Continue reading

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Matthew Williamson to Design Bulgari

Bulgari, the Italian luxury brand has, for the first time hired an outside fashion designer for a collection.  Hot British designer Matthew Williamson was recruited to design a handbag collection for the label.  The new collection will debut during… Continue reading

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Downe With Fashion Show in NYC

We are getting close to April, and (I hope!) the winter storms are behind us at last.  I came across an invitation to a fashion show with a heartwarming twist.  Away from the big name shows of Bryant Park, the models on the runway will call this their fairy-tale ending.  It is a benefit for [...] Continue reading

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Oscars Red Carpet Style – 2010

Oscar fashion for 2010 was definitely a celebration of spring! Bright colors and pastels were in full bloom on the red carpet. Full trains and sculpted ruffles framed many a toned actress on their walk to the Kodak Theater. The big awards for best style go to the designers (and design team!) that made these [...] Continue reading

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LIVE: Rebecca Minkoff’s Spring 2010 Purse Party at Henri Bendel

On this cool afternoon in Midtown NYC, Rebecca Minkoff is making a personal appearance at my favorite department store. Celebrating the debut of her Spring handbags, shoppers are sipping champagne and nibbling on rainbow colored cupcakes as they take in the new purses. The handbags span the colors of the rainbow and feature a huge [...] Continue reading

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Find Your Inner Stylist and Win a $1000 Shopping Spree

Need a high-tech game of dress up? What if you could all that virtual window shopping into reality? Piperlime and super-fun shop/create site Polyvore have teamed up for a great contest focusing on the best styles of spring. Pull together your style boards and favorite looks from Piperlime’s collections of clothing, accessories, shoes and handbags. [...] Continue reading

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