SHOPPING NYC: 260NoMad’s Wolford Sample Sale

It’s been a very long time since our last sample sale highlight, mainly because both our strength against shopping and our bank account are both low. Although neither has increased, we’ll still take the opportunity to bring you the details of the Wolford Sample Sale, an amazing women’s fashion and accessories sale brought to you by 260 Sample Sale.

Starting tomorrow, October 16th, 260 Sample Sale welcomes back Wolford to their fall season sample sale lineup. From October 16th through October 21st, you can save up to 70% off retail on tights, apparel, lingerie, bodysuits, and accessories from the famed luxury brand. For those not familiar with Wolford, the brand was founded 65 years ago, offering sensuous luxury legwear, ready-to-wear, and lingerie that are made to be worn every day, on every occasion, by every woman. Wolford is synonymous with effortless sophistication, true confidence, multi-functionality and holistic comfort, the company creates versatile yet beautiful pieces. Over the years, we’ve had the very fashionable pleasure of owning a few Wolford tights, regarded as some of the sexiest legwear in the world, and we’re definitely ready to own some more. Wolford also has a major celebrity following; the famed tights have graced the legs of many celebrities, including Katy Perry, Kate Winslet, Heidi Klum, Jessica Chastain, Debbie Harry, Kate Hudson, Michelle Pfeiffer, etc. You’ll be in great style company in Wolford.

The full Wolford sample sale location and details are below:

260 Fifth Avenue, between 28th & 29th Street
Take the W/R Train to 28th St or the 6 train to 28th St

Hours of Operation: October 16th – October 21st
Monday: 10am-8pm
Tuesday-Saturday: 10am-7pm

Will you be hitting up the Wolford Sample Sale? If you are in NYC, you may want to make some time to pop into the sale. What are you most excited to score for yourself, the tights, apparel, lingerie, bodysuits, or accessories?

 

 

NYFW: Sherri Hill Spring-Summer 2018 Collection

When it comes to glittering formal wear that is always feminine, fashion-forward, and all around fabulous, the go-to designer is Sherri Hill. Whether you’re hitting the red carpet, the prom, or any formal occasion, this formal evening wear designer should be at the top of your list. During New York Fashion Week, the stunning Sherri Hill Spring-Summer 2018 collection of occasion dresses debuted to a packed house of editors, celebrities (both on and off the runway), and influencers.

The Sherri Hill Spring-Summer 2018 Collection started with the bold shade of red. Red exploded down the runway in satin, intricate beadwork, large florals, and fringe. Speaking of fringe, the ornamental detail dominated the collection, appearing in crop tops, long and short skirts, and gowns.

Luxe fabrics, lots of sparkles, more intricate beading, and a variety of figure-flattering silhouettes, including pants and jumpsuits, were highlighted in the popular color palette of whites, pinks, and shimmery pastels were also present throughout the collection.

While all the looks were stunning, one truly stood out to us. Our favorite look from the evening was a stunning spaghetti strap “unicorn” gown with a very dramatic slit and pastel beaded bodice.

The highlight of the Sherri Hill Spring-Summer 2018 Collection was the presence of  Actors Jamie Foxx and Keenan Wayans sitting front row.


Both men were there to support their daughters, Corinne Foxx and Nala Wayans, as they made their NYFW runway debut. You may not know this, but both Kendall Jenner and Hailey Baldwin made their New York Fashion Week debuts in Sherri Hill fashion week shows.

The Sherri Hill collection epitomizes the fashionable lifestyle of today’s contemporary women. Each look is designed to enhance and fit the female form with fashion-forward styling and wearability. Her design career began to gain recognition when various Miss USA, Miss Universe, and Miss America contestants won titles in her gowns. Today, the Hill family business has a network of over 1,000 stores selling the brand in over 30 countries.

What are your favorite looks from the Sherri Hill Spring-Summer 2018 Collection?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Runway Photos: Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images North America

Backstage/Front Row Photos: Andrew Toth /Getty Images

Nolcha NYFW: Luyang by Yanglu Spring 2018 Collection

For the past 10 years, Nolcha Shows has been giving upcoming and indie designers a chance to shine during NYFW.  To celebrate their 10th Anniversary and the Spring/Summer 2018 season, Nolcha Shows featured seven collections, one of which was the Luyang by Yanglu Spring 2018 Collection. Based in Chongqing, China, Lu Yang graduated from Sichuan Fine Art Institute with the master’s degree in Fashion Design and made his debut his Lu Yang collection in 2013. His inspiration for his Spring 2018 Collection? The act of falling in love.

The color red playing a prominent role in many of the designs. The designer uses “Love” as the theme to express the emotional feelings of deep and passionate love. A flamingo is often referred as a metaphor of loyalty and faithfulness when comes to love. The collection featured intricate folds, embroidery, printing, and hanging ribbons, all to emphasize love in its many forms.

Colors such as red, white and blue and the geometric patterns derived from the shape of the Flamingo have been incorporated and elaborated in the Luyang by Yanglu Spring 2018 Collection. The collection featured a mix and balance of function and minimalist aesthetic. Waves of folds, embroidery, printing, hanging ribbon and other techniques used in the design state love in a variety of forms and express vigorous vitality.

The collection appeals to modern city girls and encourages feelings of love at first sight. It celebrates how love can make your heart flip; how it can create the feeling of butterflies in the stomach; how it can make your mind go crazy. Love can make you passionate, innocent and pure, it can bring out the best in you. The Luyang by Yanglu Spring 2018 Collection encourages you to understand, to experience, and to love.

What are your thoughts on the Luyang by Yanglu Spring 2018 Collection? Does his collection make you think of love? Any favorite looks from the collection?

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NaturallyCurly Kicks Off NYFW with Texture On The Runway

It’s a known fact that black women are trendsetters. From our fashions to our attitudes, to our hair, our style is coveted. It was an amazing pleasure to see that unabashed style and celebration in abundance at the NaturallyCurly Texture On The Runway event, sponsored by Sally Beauty. In its third year of celebrating textured hair and hairstyles, the NYFW kick-off event invited more than 700 influencers, media, and VIPs to experience an innovative runway show and to connect with leading textured hair care brands like Aphogee, Jamaican Mango and Lime, and the hair care brands participating in the runway segment. For this event, fashion took a back seat to hair. It was all about the textured hair.

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 07: Monica Mo Stevens, Karonda Cook, and Michelle Breyer (Photo by Rabbani and Solimene Photography/Getty Images for NaturallyCurly)

NaturallyCurly.com co-founder Michelle Breyer hosted the event alongside professional hair stylist Monica Stevens of MoKnowsHair, and Sally Beauty Director of Merchandising Karonda Cook. It was an evening filled with not just textures on the runway, but culture and pride on the runway as well. From luscious ‘fros and cascading waves to wild ringlets and tribal braids – Cantu, Carol’s Daughter, Creme of Nature, Curlformers™, Mielle Organics and SheaMoisture headlined the runway show, featuring their unique vision for textured hair. Highlights of the night included each brand’s original interpretations demonstrating their expertise in texture and highlighting the beauty and versatility of texture.

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 07: Dancers perform on the runway for Cantu during Texture On The Runway (Photo by Rabbani and Solimene Photography/Getty Images for NaturallyCurly)

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 07: Dancers perform on the runway for Cantu during Texture On The Runway (Photo by Rabbani and Solimene Photography/Getty Images for NaturallyCurly)

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 07: Dancers perform on the runway for Creme of Nature during Texture On The Runway (Photo by Rabbani and Solimene Photography/Getty Images for NaturallyCurly)

While Cantu brought an amazing series of step and tap dancers rocking the coolest of hairdos, Creme of Nature wowed with elegant brown ballerinas. Carol’s Daughter had 90’s Brooklyn style and hair in full effect and showed that when it comes to hair, you either go big or go home.

Curlformers was highlighted with the absolutely adorable Instagram stars, Anais and Mirabelle Lee; while Mielle trotted out a bevy of golden goddesses who “slayed” the runway from beginning to end.

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 07: Anais and Mirabelle Lee walk the runway for CurlFormers during Texture On The Runway (Photo by Rabbani and Solimene Photography/Getty Images for NaturallyCurly)

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 07: Models walk the runway for Mielle during Texture On The Runway (Photo by Rabbani and Solimene Photography/Getty Images for NaturallyCurly)

Last but certainly not least was SheaMoisture brought the house down with textured hairstyle fit for a queen (keep an eye out for their crowning glory “Egyptian crown” hairstyle).

 

We had a wonderful time and look forward to attending again next year. What did you think of these textured hairstyles? Any favorite styles from the Texture On The Runway show?

NYFW the Shows: Pamella Roland Spring 2018 Collection

There’s a quote by American Fashion Designer, Elizabeth Hawes that goes, “The French legend is a very simple one. All really beautiful clothes are designed in the houses of the French couturiers and all women want these clothes.” That is what was brought to our minds as we relished in the stunning Pamella Roland Spring 2018 Collection during NYFW.  Our first runway show of the season definitely started with a very breathtaking bang as we watched the 33-look collection beautifully glide down the runway.

No surprise what this quote popped into our minds as the effervescent Pamella Roland Spring 2018 Collection is inspired by the French Riviera. An ode to the glamorous seaside town of Monte Carlo, the Pamella Roland Spring 2018 Collection featured hand draped tulle ball gowns and clean streamlined silhouettes that we’re sure Princess Grace Kelly would covet. Looks were decorated in intricate metallic fringe, crystal, and sequin firework motifs, 3-D degrade embroidered scalloping, fabric manipulated flowers, and feather plumes.

Much of the magic and glamour you find in Monte Carlo was celebrated in the ombre Mikado, pleated tulle, and embroidered lace that made up the sea of luxurious fabrics you see above. The collection’s color palette boasted royal tones of cobalt, navy, and aqua (very much like the tones of the Côte d’Azur coastline) that seamlessly briefly sparked to hues of fuchsia, then paled down to elegant blush and lilac.

The collection also featured high low gowns, capes, lots of layered tulle, and bow details that rounded out a collection fit for a princess or glamorous Hollywood starlet. Some of our favorite looks from Pamella Roland (we’ve had a difficult time narrowing it down to three) include the sensuous blush and fuschia ombre Mikado draped cocktail dress, the lilac, and white ostrich feather cocktail dress with pleated tulle waistband, and the lilac high low gown with hand draped tulle.

Do you have any favorite looks from the Pamella Roland Spring 2018 Collection? Share them with us and have a wonderful fashion-filled week.

 

Photos by IMAXTREE.COM courtesy of FashionGPS

All That! The Nickelodeon X LoveTribe Collection at Macy’s

Hey 90’s kids and 90’s kids at heart, are you ready for some nostalgia? LoveTribe and Nickelodeon have teamed up for a throwback-themed fashion collection featuring all of your favorite Nick characters from the 90’s, created just for Macy’s. Were you a fan of Hey Arnold!, The Rugrats, Clarissa Explains It All, The Ren & Stimpy Show, All That, or SpongeBob SquarePants? The Nickelodeon X LoveTribe Collection help you indulge in reliving your childhood.

The new Nickelodeon X LoveTribe Collection brings back classic favorites from Nickelodeon with sixteen trendy and nostalgic pieces, offering a retro style for the fashionable young women of today. Expect bold colors, iconic Nickelodeon tv show one-liners, and everyone’s favorite characters from the Nickelodeon X LoveTribe collection. The collection includes tees, sweatshirts, and dresses featuring slogans such as “Trust Me, I’m a Rugrat,” featuring Chucky Finster from Rugrats, and “Haters Gonna Hate,” featuring Arnold from Hey Arnold!. One of our favorite pieces is the Nickelodeon X Love Tribe Juniors’ Rugrats Hoodie Dress, a hooded sweatshirt dress with Angelica Pickles and the slogan “I Do A Thing Called – What I Want”. See it below with the Rugrats Graphic Hoodie and coordinating Logo Jogger Pants.

“This unique line of fashion apparel evokes a nostalgic feel. Being able to wear cool products with some of the favorite Nickelodeon characters you grew up with is super cool.,” said Bonnie Dogan, our Vice President of Sales for Specialty Retailers at Hybrid Apparel.

We had the opportunity to speak with Bonnie Dogan about the Nickelodeon X LoveTribe Collection and all things 90’s. Check out our interview below:

Along with getting their hands on pieces from the exclusive collection and limited edition gift with purchases, guest also had the opportunity to meet and snap a photo with characters from Hey Arnold and The Rugrats.

The event also featured complimentary frozen yogurt (froyo), and candy bars, a DJ that kept us moving with some of our favorites and hottest 90’s hits, and lots of 90’s-themed giveaways and swag bags.

The Nickelodeon X LoveTribe Collection is available at Macy’s and on www.macys.com now. Will you be reliving your childhood with pieces from this 90s-themed nostalgia line?

Spanish Fashion & Lifestyle Brand KIMOA Launches In The U.S.

It’s not often that race car driving and fashion mix, but that is exactly what happened with the new fashion and lifestyle brand that’s coming out of Spain. Say hello to KIMOA, a casual beach collection for men and women (today we’re only highlighting the women’s collection), inspired by the relaxed seashore culture of Southern California.

The beachy collection is the brainchild of Formula 1 race car driver Fernando Alonso, who launched this first line of apparel and accessories in the U.S. market after his recent debut at the Indianapolis 500, where he won the Rookie of the Year award. Based in Madrid, KIMOA is comprised of soft, easy to wear tanks, t-shirt, and sweatshirts for staying warm after a surf or skate session, easy dresses for those special summer moments, and rompers (also known as playsuits) for women, and swim shorts, hoodies, tees, and super soft sweaters for men. We love the idea that someone’s who’s career revolves around moving at such great speeds, would introduce an easygoing fashion and lifestyle brand that encourages you to relax and take things a bit slow.

The new collection also includes a complete line of sunglasses in a selection of round, square and aviator styles, ball caps, beach towels, skateboards, and surfboards. All wearable apparel and accessories within the collection are priced at under $100.00, with skateboards running around $300.00, and surfboards around $675.00. For us, the most standout detail from the collection was the incredible softness of the fabrication. The tees felt especially butter soft and lightweight to the touch, the dresses comfortable, and the sunnies were solid and smooth. The KIMOA Cape Town Sunglasses were absolute favorites.

Spanish artist and close friend of Fernando, Domingo Zapata, gave a warm introduction to the crowd, followed by a short speech from Fernando and the premiere of the KIMOA campaign video. Notable attendees included Spanish model Jessica Goicoechea and Italian model Linda Morselli.

Are you ready to fall in love with KIMOA? Get to know this California beachy brand at www.kimoa.com/int_en.

NYFW the Resort Shows: Pamella Roland RE18 Collection Presentation

It’s been said that while you’re out looking everywhere else for beauty, it’s usually right in your own backyard. In this case of inspiration for the Pamella Roland RE18 Collection, this sentiment is vastly true. You see, the acclaimed fashion designer found her inspiration for her 2018 Resort collection right in her own backyard – her backyard garden to be precise. Inspired by the variety of colors and textures of her garden, Pamella Roland presented a stunning collection of evening wear that included gowns, jumpsuits, separates, and cocktail dresses. The Collection presentation was held at luxury Italian Jeweller, BVLGARI.

Like her colorful garden, the Pamella Roland RE18 Collection featured a varied palette of geranium, violet, yellow, pale pink, metallics, black, white, and pretty floral prints. Several looks from the collection featured such embellishments as nude illusion, sequins, fringe, beading, and in some pieces, a combination of all these embellishments. Highlights from the collection included 3-D floral appliqués and multi-layered ruffles.

Our favorite look from the Pamella Roland RE18 Collection? The showstopping dark grey chiffon gown which featured tightly layered ombre ruffles that belled out into a voluminous skirt. The showstopper also boasted Rosettes and Roland’s sheer stripe paneling. We had the pleasure of getting an up-close and personal view of the spectacular gown in all its glory, which you can see in the photo and video below:

Isn’t this gown a dream? You can see why we couldn’t help but fall in love with this beauty. And speaking of beauty, another highlight of the evening was the attendance of Vanessa L. Williams, who is killing it as the HBIC on VH1’s Daytime Divas. Here she is below with Pamella Roland.

What are your thoughts on the Pamella Roland RE18 Collection Presentation? Which of these gorgeous looks were your favorites? We can’t wait to see what Pamella Roland delivers during NYFW the Shows in September.