NYFW Debut: Farm Rio FW17 Collection Makes Its First NYFW Appearance

We find that we enjoying attending fashion presentations a lot more than runway shows during fashion week. For one thing, you’re not waiting an hour for a fifteen-minute show, and my favorite part, you get up close and personal with the fashion looks to see their details. After blowing everyone away at Coterie, 19-year old Brazilian fashion brand Farm Rio, born in a small stand of a fashion flea market, made their first NYFW debut highlighting the brand’s collaboration with Adidas Originals. We know Rio has always been a great source of inspiration for fashion and that is exactly what the Farm Rio FW17 Collection celebrates.

The freezing New York winter temperatures were quickly forgotten when we stepped inside the tropical escape. We sipped on delicious Leblon Caipirinhas while surrounded by tropical plants and feBossanovasanova-inspired Brazilian house music. The Farm Rio FW17 Collection features a vibrant and graphic color palate, with a mix of winter tones illuminated by points of light and hot colors, such as yellow and red. The idea behind this vivid color palate is to bring warmth with a tropical vibe to the cold season proving that you can rock standout colors in the winter. The collection, owned by designers Marcello Bastos and Katia Barros, successfully captures the essence and soul of their lifelong inspiration: the Carioca girl.

The fall and winter seasons have always been ideal moments to layer and mix prints and fabrications, adding a new dimension to contemporary and stylish looks.  As you can see the looks from the Farm Rio FW17 Collection are perfect for layering and blending. The artisanal and handcrafted materials, with an emphasis on crochet, are important aspects of Farm Rio FW17 collection. The collection also boasts fun accessories and head adornments that mix the tropical climate of Rio de Janeiro and Japanese pop culture.

Along with New York’s fashion elite, the presentation was attended by model Niki Taylor and actress Danielle Campbell (pictured in the first photo in one of the Farm Rio looks). The Farm Rio FW17 Collection is available in the US at all doors of Anthropologie, and www.RevolveClothing.com.

NYFW: WGACA x Philip Ayler FW17 Collection Presentation

This season, our NYFW experience begun with an old fashion favorite, Bomber Jackets. We had the pleasure of starting our fashion week celebrating Los Angeles musician-turned-designer, Ayler Young, and his new collection of gorgeous Bomber jackets at the WGACA x Philip Ayler FW17 Collection Presentation. The edgy fashion crowd gathered into What Goes Around Comes Around, the leading purveyor of authentic luxury and vintage pieces, to preview the limited edition jacket collection.

The limited edition, unisex and handmade Bomber Jackets are made from vintage European fabrics. We were in awe of the stunning assortment of vintage French bouclés and Italian fabrics. Each unique piece is constructed in downtown Los Angeles and is available in such luxury fabrics as vintage Armani crepe, a rainbow confetti French bouclé, vintage French brocade, vintage French terry houndstooth, and so on. The story behind the creation of these jackets is just as wonderful as the jackets themselves:

“I started making these jackets because I had this vivid dream about traveling the world wearing this burgundy bomber jacket. I didn’t know where it came from but it stayed with me after I woke up. I just couldn’t get it out of my mind. [That morning] I got a phone call from a close friend of mine who’s a stylst and 15 minutes later she pulls up at my house, hops out of the car and is carrying a gift for me, a burgundy bomber jacket. I literally got on my knees outside of my house and said, ‘This is the strangest thing that’s ever happened to me, because I had a dream about this jacket last night.”

One of our favorite details about the jackets, aside from the amazingly beautiful and unique fabrics, is that each jacket from the WGACA x Philip Ayler FW17 Collection also reversible, and are finished with signature gloss nickel zippers and luxurious custom ribbing.

The WGACA x Philip Ayler FW17 Collection jackets are available exclusively online at www.PhilipAyler.com and at What Goes Around Comes Around in New York and Los Angeles. The one-of-a-kind, luxury jackets are priced from $795.00 to $2,495.00 (depending on the fabric). What are your thoughts on the WGACA x Philip Ayler FW17 Collection? Which of the colors, or prints are your favorites?

NYFW: Hayley Elsaesser X My Little Pony Fall/Winter 2017 Collection

It seems our childhood favorites are continuing to make some wonderful modern day moves. We recently highlighted the Care Bears collaboration with Sprinkles Cupcakes, now we bring you news on what’s happening in the magical world of Equestria. As we eagerly await the new animated My Little Pony movie, we can bind our time with the Hayley Elsaesser X My Little Pony Fall/Winter 2017 Collection, which made it debut during NYFW the Shows.

The Canadian designer teamed up with Hasbro for a sartorial interpretation of My Little Pony as a high fashion streetwear collection, using New York and its many unique style personalities as its backdrop. Showing looks for both men and women, the Hayley Elsaesser X My Little Pony collection is all bold prints and colors while reinforcing positive body image, creativity, and unapologetic individuality.

Using bright hues, contrasting patterns, and visual imagery in classic, wearable silhouettes, the Hayley Elsaesser X My Little Pony show presentation is one to remember. The fresh and timeless wardrobe staples of Hayley Elsaesser’s eponymous collection allow customers to stand out in a crowd and express themselves through her clothing. Hayley’s designs are a tongue-in-cheek rebellion against the status quo. Whether you are street-style obsessed or a runway fashion maven, this fashion brand is inclusive to all shapes, sizes and walks of life. Favorite looks from the Hayley Elsaesser X My Little Pony show presentation include the Rainbow Dash A-Line Dress, the pink and black sun and moon overalls, and the heart locket-printed dress (featured directly above).

Hayley tapped cosmetic powerhouse MAC Cosmetics as an official show sponsor, with glam directed by acclaimed Key Makeup Artist, Melissa Gibson. The presentation’s unique nails were fashioned by Gracie J of The Editorial Nail, and the presentation’s newsworthy coifs created by Lead Hair Stylist Mischa G. and the Bumble and bumble team. The mix of dark and pastel-hued footwear were provided by Timberland. For more information on the Hayley Elsaesser X My Little Pony Fall/Winter 2017 Collection, visit www.hayleyelsaesser.com.

 

Photos provided by Suite PR & Showroom

FREE NYFW EVENT: CARAVAN X TABII Collection Pop-Up

Claudine DeSola of Caravan Stylist Studio has teamed up with conscientious-chic designer Tabitha St. Bernard to create a small capsule collection, the CARAVAN X TABII collection, launching with an interactive pop-up atelier at The Gregory Hotel. The NYFW pop-up will allow fashionistas the unique opportunity to purchase a garment they help bring to life. By selecting their fabric of choice, they will watch as their outfit gets created right before their eyes. This unique pop-up is open to the public (NO RSVP is required!) allowing the general public to experience a bit of the wonderful excitement of NYFW.

The CARAVAN X TABII collection consists of two zero waste designs and takes the emerging “see now, buy now” trend one step further with a “made now” option. The CARAVAN X TABII collection seeks to make women feel good about what they are wearing. The streamlined, zero waste designs will be made with surplus fabrics, with every square-inch being used in the collection. Any fabric that is not used for the design of the garments will be later turned into sachets and scarves.

The conscientious-chic CARAVAN X TABII Collection is not only waste reducing, the experience will also serve as color therapy for consumers, who are given the opportunity to select the fabrics and colors that are meaningful to them. The CARAVAN X TABII collection is supported by NYC Fashion M.A.D.E., (Manufacturers of Alliance of Design Educators), which will enroll a candidate from the factory where the collection will be produced in their educational program.

The CARAVAN X TABII Collection Pop-Up opens for two days only at the very fashionable, 132-room boutique The Gregory Hotel, located in midtown Manhattan at 42 West 35th Street, on Friday, February 10th, and Saturday, February 11th, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you love one-of-a-kind pieces and want to support reducing fabric waste, head over to The Gregory Hotel for this great event. We will certainly be stopping by. Will you be attending the open-to-the-public pop-up event for this sustainable fashion collection? What garment are you interested in having made? Share your fashionable thoughts with us.

Look Spectacular in the Elevated Fit of Covry Eyewear

When it comes to eyewear, we always have the same issue, finding cute sunnies that complements our wide, oval/round face. For a while, we gave up on trying to find cute eyewear, concluding we’d just have to deal with the sun’s never-ending glare. Luckily we get invited to great events which continuously introduces us to great, new brands. We not-so=recently were introduced to a great eyewear brand at Caravan Stylist Studios, Brooklyn-based, Covry Eyewear, and its Founders, Athina Wang and Florence Shin. What makes this indie eyewear brand really cool is, not only do they have sunglasses and specs for the four different face shapes – square, oval, round and heart-shaped; they also offer styles for both narrow and wide faces.

Imagine coolly slipping on a pair of sunnies or specs that fit your face comfortably, even when you smile broadly. We didn’t think it was possible but with Covry Eyewear, it truly is. Say hello to the eyewear brand that embraces diverse facial features. While most available eyewear sits on your cheeks, slide down your nose, or rise up your face, Covry Eyewear’s signature Elevated Fit, which boasts longer nose pads, a reduced frame curvature, and a narrowed nose bridge, elevates the frame to sit higher on your face and away from your cheeks. Covry Eyewear currently offers nine styles of spectacles and 20 styles of sunglasses.

Since we are blessed with a wide face, styles like the PAVO and NASH specs, and MAIA, VEGA, CASTOR, and LYNX sunglasses are recommended for us. So if you are also blessed with wide faces, dear readers, these are the styles to check out first. For you narrow-faced women out there, it is recommended that you check out the RIGEL specs, and KRAZ, and LYNX sunglasses.

Covry Eyewear is available for both women and men on www.shopcovry.com and ranges in price from $95.00 – $135.00. And although it is winter, the glare of the sun knows no season, are you wearing the most comfortable sunglasses? What are your thoughts on the styles from this great indie eyewear brand? Could Covry make you SPECtacular? Share your thoughts with us.

New Year, New Style with Burlington’s Holiday Collection

We are officially into the new year, and it has us thinking what our 2017 wardrobe should be. Will our style be evolving? Will our budget allow for the new items we seek? We know we definitely want to be stylish, comfortable, and of course, effortlessly chic. With the wonderful and very affordable fashion options from Burlington’s holiday collection, we are sure to achieve our style goals. This season Burlington offers classic and key on-trend pieces that will definitely make 2017 your most stylish year yet. Take a look at some of our favorite items from Burlington’s holiday collection.

Whether you’re celebrating a new job, a new body or a new outlook on life, Burlington has the women’s fashion you’re looking for. Fall in love with the remarkably low prices of the “perfect for work” dresses and blouses, the billowy maxi skirts (we’re head over heels in love with the gorgeous printed maxi skirt featured above; amazing at only $16.99), trendsetting ponchos (like the black and white plaid poncho sweater for $19.99), cool sweaters and jackets (we love the Bomber Jacket with shirred sleeves, so affordable at $24.99), and activewear options. We also have the Sleeveless Sweater (available for $29.99), and the Denim Lace-Up Top for $21.99 on our wish list.

Want to keep your look casual and cool for 2017? Burlington’s holiday collection also boasts denim in just about every silhouette, wash, and length, great seasonal jackets, vests, and coats to keep you warm and stylish during these cold months, tops that are great for wearing alone or layering, and to die for accessories. And because these items are at Burlington, you know they’re all budget-friendly. There’s no fear of being broke in 2017 with their wonderfully low prices.

For those of you ladies planning on adding several memorable nights out on the town, you’ll love the above social dress styles like the Shimmering Cold Shoulder Dress, and the black and gold Body Con Dress, both $29.99 each. Dazzle everyone when you step out in these glitzy dresses from Burlington.

Do you love what Burlington has to offer for this season? Any favorite pieces from this collection? Have you scored a great find at Burlington? We’d love to hear. Share your thoughts in our comments below.

 

Tis the Season for Style: Adrianna Papell Fall 2016 Collection

By now you’ve started receiving invitations to Christmas and Holiday parties, and maybe a few where you get to go full glam, what are you going to wear? Luckily you’re in wonderfully stylish hands with the current beguiling offerings from the Adrianna Papell Fall 2016 Collection. With fashionable dress options (okay, we threw in their stylish jumpsuit) for daytime and evening holiday celebrations, you’re sure to turn heads this holiday season.

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Whether you’re off to a daytime or early evening fete, the above elegant looks will hit the right fashionable note every time. No matter if you’re heading to your celebrations right from the office or after a quick trip home, you will add your own holiday shine with these Adrianna Papell Fall 2016 Collection looks. We love styles like the royal and black Mock Neck Colorblock Dress, the Polka Dot Colorblock Sheath Dress, and the red Short Sleeve Sheath Dress with Tulip Skirt for those going straight from the office to the party or even an in-office holiday party. For those who do get a moment to freshen up and change out of your office attire, we adore the Colorblock Jumpsuit with Beaded Bodice, the Mirrored Lace Cocktail Dress with Fringe Hem, and the Structured Cape Sheath Dress. Of course, the above looks are merely a fraction of the stunning items you can currently find on Adrianna Papell, they offer so much more. If your holiday entertainment is more of the black tie affair, you’ll love the Adrianna Papell evening gowns featured below.

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Looking glamorous this holiday season is easy with these stunning dresses from the Adrianna Papell Fall 2016 Collection. Be red carpet ready with any of these beautiful dresses this season. Go super chic in the Column Dress with Short Cape; and turn heads in the emerald Mock Neck Ray Beaded Halter Dress with T-Back, and the vampy, red Lace Mermaid Gown. Can’t decide between a mermaid, ball gown, or column dress for the holiday, check out these and more styles from the Adrianna Papell Fall 2016 Collection by visiting their website and let your inner fashionista do the picking.

SHOPPING NYC: Check Out the Leg Resource Sample Sale

Hello to our fellow sample sale fans. We’ve kinda been stalking this legwear, socks, and hosiery sample sale from Leg Resource for a while, waiting in anticipation of its announcement, all throughout the month of November actually, and we almost gave up hope. Thank goodness we were not let down this year (we almost chalked it up as another reason 2016 was a horrible year), because the annual Leg Resource Sample Sale is officially happening, one week away. For those not yet familiar, Leg Resource is a leading manufacturer and brand marketer of all things legwear, from some of your favorite designer brands.

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As always, this amazing sale promises designer leggings, pantyhose, tights, and socks for women, and men. In the past, we’ve taken home quite the legwear and hosiery haul, with many of our purchases starting at $1.00. That’s right, at the Leg Resource Sample Sale, you can score some amazing hosiery and legwear products at some unbelievably low prices. Some of Leg Resource’s brands include Betsey Johnson, Betsey Johnson Performance, and Blue by Betsey Johnson, Anna Sui, Anne Klein, Laundry by Shelli Segal, ORI, Immagine Italiana, and Psycho Bunny. And there is something for all sizes, with leggings and tights going up to size 6XL (hooray for the curvy and plus size ladies who usually have a difficult time finding tights and leggings that fit properly).

The Leg Resource Sample Sale takes places at their office from December 5th – 9th, from 9am – 5:30pm. Leg Resource is located at 390 Fifth Avenue, Suite 405 at 36th street. Please note, this is a cash only sale and we recommend scheduling out some time to go through all the sale is offering. Of course, you can just go back each day of the sale.

Will you be taking advantage of this wonderful sample sale? Feel free to share photos of your haul from the sale with us.