Fashion Photography: Fall-Winter 2018 Fashion for Women

NYFW the Shows: Christian Cowan FW18 Womenswear Collection

After an outstanding debut last February, the now fashion week-seasoned Christian Cowan presented another spectacular collection during the fall/winter 2018 NYFW shows. To describe the collection as lively and vivid would be an understatement. The Christian Cowan FW18 Womenswear Collection was a welcome burst of fresh, colorful air during the season that usually celebrates muted and earth tones. The collection was exuberant, a bit rascallion, and delightfully exhilarating.

For the Christian Cowan FW18 Womenswear Collection, he continued debut collection’s goal of bringing joy and thrilling glamour back to the runway. His show reminded us of the old days of Fashion Week; the days when it was called 7th on Sixth; the days of yesteryear when fashion week was held in Bryant Park before it went all about business and less about the fascinating fashions. Christian Cowan brought all those amazing moments back to the runway and we were ecstatic to experience and relive those days during his collection show.

The Christian Cowan FW18 Womenswear collection featured vibrant colors, glittering embellishments, and effortless sex appeal which conveyed an uplifting message during the energy draining and trying times we’re currently living in. This season’s show was also the perfect time to highlight Christian Cowan’s very important collaborations – a dazzling shoe collaboration with Stuart Weitzman and a party-favor inspired accessories collection made in collaboration with CHRISHABANA Jewelry.

Highlights from the Christian Cowan for Stuart Weitzman footwear collaboration included Swarovski crystal-encrusted thigh-high boots, crystal large check booties, chic sandals with a wide ankle strap similar to a wide waist belt, and classic styles like skinny ankle strap sandals and patent leather ankle booties.

As previously stated, the Christian Cowan FW18 Womenswear collection was a much-needed breath of fresh air, color, and fun. We look forward to next season to see what else the exciting fashion designer has to offer. We’d love to hear what you think about the collection. Share your opinion in the comments.

SHOPPING NYC: Bandier Athleticwear Warehouse Sale

It’s officially the spring season, and you know what that means – it’s spring sample sale time. Despite some airline regulations, more and more people are adding athleisure clothing to their wardrobe for absolute comfort at work, school, while traveling, and for other social settings.  We’re always on the lookout for great deals, so of course, when we heard about the upcoming sale from Bandier, the first luxury fashion, fitness, and music boutique, we had to share. If you not aware, Bandier Athleticwear is the go-to for fashion-forward athleisure and athleticwear from around the world. Some of the designer fashion brands they carry include Adidas by Stella McCartney, Fila, Koral, Nike, Varley, Reebok, Todd Snyder + Champion, Herschel Supply Company, etc.

This annual warehouse sale returns to 260 Sample Sale’s Fifth Avenue location, located on the ground floor of 5th Avenue, between 28th and 29th street, from April 4th through April 9th. They will be offering up to 80% off on apparel, accessories, and footwear. You will walk away with some of the coolest athleticwear and sneakers from Bandier Athleticwear, at amazingly low prices., just in time for the season of getting fit and getting your summer body ready. So mark your calendars and make some room in your closet, especially if your wardrobe is a little bare from spring cleaning.

For all pertinent information on the Bandier Athleticwear sample sale, see and print out the above flyer, or see below for location, dates, and times.

LOCATION: 260 FIFTH AVENUE
(BTWN 28TH & 29TH ST.)
W/R/6 TRAIN TO 28TH ST.

SALE DATES/HOURS: APRIL 4TH – APRIL 9TH
TUESDAY: 9AM-8PM
WEDNESDAY-THURSDAY: 10AM-8PM
FRIDAY-SATURDAY: 10AM-7PM
SUNDAY: 10AM-5PM

Are you planning on attending the Bandier Athleticwear sample sale? What athleisure or athleticwear items are you looking to add to your closet? Share your hopeful sample sale hauls in the comments and happy shopping.

SHOPPING NYC: Oscar de la Renta Sample Sale

Urgent news fashionistas, are you ready to get some amazing, luxury designer goods at a great discount? Get your bank accounts, closets, and shopping reflexes ready, there’s an upcoming Oscar de la Renta Sample Sale happening soon. Make room in your wardrobe, shoe closet, jewelry box, linen closet, etc for the wonderful finds you’re sure to score from this fab sale hosted by the good people at 260 Sample Sale. Keep reading for all the details for this great five-day sale.

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Your fall wardrobe will never look so good as the Oscar de la Renta sample sale returns for the fall 2016 season. The anticipated sample sale will offer both stock and samples from the Oscar de la Renta ready-to-wear, shoes, handbags, jewelry, childrenswear, bridal, and home collections. 260 Sample Sale is known for having amazing samples sales and this one is no different. Mark the following dates, October 25th – October 30th to your calendar, as you do not want to miss out on this sale.

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As stated above, the Oscar de la Renta Sample Sale runs from Tuesday, October 25th – Sunday, October 30th at the following location: 151 Wooster Street, btwn. Houston and Prince streets. Opening varies by day, see the full schedule below:

Tuesday: 10am-7pm
Wednesday-Saturday: 11am-7pm
Sunday: 11am-4pm

Because this will be a very popular sale, we highly recommend getting there early. Lines for popular sample sales tend to wrap around the block. We also recommend you go with just your wallet if you don’t want to get caught up in the bag check line. The more time you have with the actual sample sale merchandise means the more time you have to find some great finds.Unlike many sample sales, 260 Sample Sale accepts both cash and credit cards, so no need to worry if you have enough on you to shop.

Will you be stopping by the Oscar de la Renta Sample Sale?

Shopping NYC: Lands’ End Opens Pop-Up Shop in SoHo

The day before the first day of NYFW, WWD invited us to their Fashion Week Kickoff Party celebrating Canvas by Lands’ End, and the grand opening of the new Lands’ End Pop-Up Shop in SoHo. The two-floor pop-up, located at 580 Broadway between Houston and Broome, boasts 8,000 square feet of shopping pleasure. It features men’s, women’s and children’s apparel, footwear and accessories from the fall, holiday and winter collections, as well as Lands’ End’s latest collections, Canvas by Lands’ End, and Lands’ End Sport.

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Along with the Canvas by Lands’ End and Lands’ End Sport collections, fans of the brand can also anticipate seeing the Lands’ End Kids and Home products, which will be available shortly after the store’s opening. For those who are anticipating the season of holiday shopping, a Gift Shop will be introduced and located at the front of the store featuring a thoughtful, curated collection of gifts for everyone on your holiday list.

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Customers visiting the Lands’ End store will also have the opportunity to shop, indulge and relax in the following experiences:

  • Women’s Cashmere Bar – The Lands’ End Women’s Cashmere Bar features a variety of colors and styles of the popular sweaters ranging from cardigans to crewnecks and made of 100 percent Inner Mongolian cashmere.
  • Men’s Haberdashery Shop – Lands’ End is known for their high-quality, stylish men’s tailored apparel and the Men’s Haberdashery Shop will not disappoint. Complete with a pool table, men can discover dapper items ranging from sport coats and tailored pants to button downs that can even be monogrammed on-site, then take a break for a pool game or two.
  • On-Site Personalization Shop – One favorite gift to receive is a personalized item from Land’ End. At the onsite personalization shop, you can personalize almost everything sold in-store. Monogram totes and sweaters, add embroidery to fleece throws or gloves or take advantage of the on-site heat stamping to personalize leather gloves, belts, and handbags.
  • Sweets, Treats & Hot Cocoa – Shoppers can take a break and enjoy a variety of sweet treats and hot cocoa while relaxing in a variety of seating throughout the store.
  • Social Gathering Space – For those who find themselves waiting while loved ones shop, Lands’ End invites you to take a seat, refresh, and even recharge your devices at the electronic charging station and take advantage of complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the store.

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The Lands’ End SoHo Pop-Up Shop has been open since September 8th and will remain open until February 15, 2017. Store hours are as follows: Monday through Saturday from 10am to 8pm, and 11am to 7pm on Sundays. Will you be stopping by the Lands’ End Pop-Up Shop in SoHo?

 

Adrianna Papell Footwear: A Shoe-in for Style

You have read several blog posts from us drooling over the fashion offerings from Adrianna Papell. Well, we’re about to do the same with their footwear collection. Oh, did you not know about Adrianna Papell Footwear? We’re happy to keep you informed. You already know that Adrianna Papell is known for their stunning red carpet gowns, prom dresses, and chic sportswear, well they also offer a wide selection of designer women’s shoes. Let us formally introduce you to the Adrianna Papell Footwear Collection.

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The Adrianna Papell Footwear collection includes dress shoes, boots, pumps, wedding shoes, and sandals for every occasion. With footwear styles that pair perfectly with your daywear, prom dress, or evening gown, and vary in looks, styles, and colors. The Adrianna Papell’s designer women’s shoes are sure to please even the pickiest and most discerning of shoe shoppers.

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The collection of Adrianna Papell Footwear is crafted with the same meticulous artisanal craftsmanship that their dresses are made with, and are designed to be both comfortable and versatile. We’re enamored with several styles from the collection. Particular favorites including the Heather Boot, an open-toe shootie which boasts asymmetrical elastic upper made from textural fabric, a tailored fit, and a comfortable heel; the Prince Studded Smoking Slippers (and it’s mule counterpart), boasts beautiful novelty leather uppers, low stacked heels and studded welt details; the Glam Heel, a mesh and leather mule with a swirl designed upper; and the Addison Pointy Toe Pump, a pointed toe pump with mesh inserts and leather piping around the throat. There’s much more from the collection to drool over.

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Whether it’s a new pair of shoes for work, party shoes, prom shoes, or a pair of shoes to match the wedding dress of your dreams, Adrianna Papell Footwear has the right pair of shoes for you on your special day or just for every day!

SHOPPING NYC: UNITED NUDE Sample Sale

We’ve been waiting with bated breath for this sample sale announcement and we’re so ready to dive right into their sea of amazing and artistic footwear. Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time for the much anticipated UNITED NUDE Sample Sale. In the words of Stanley Tucci’s character, Nigel from The Devil Wears Prada, “Gird your Loins”, because this footwear sample sale is going to be epic.

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What should you expect from the UNITED NUDE Sample Sale? Expect hundreds of fabulous footwear options up to 70% off for both men and women, including sneakers and heels. Looking for more than just their  as well as specialty items like their geometric backpacks (we have a special affinity for their futuristic Stealth backpack). For those of you dying to see some of the styles you will see at the sample sale, here’s a little sneak peak at some of the major savings you can expect:

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  • Racer Boots, originally $450, on sale for $199
  • Apollo Heels, originally $169, on sale for $99
  • River Pumps, originally $369, on sale for $109
  • Anis Sneakers, originally $159, on sale for $89
  • Desert Flex Loafers, originally $269, on sale for $129
  • Riz Slip-ons, originally $129, on sale for $75

Our inside source also states there will be TWO THOUSAND SHOES at the sale, and we think we know what this means……limited edition Iris van Herpen X United Nude collection styles perhaps? The UNITED NUDE Sample Sale starts on January 25th and runs until January 30th, from 10 am – 6 pm, at their NYC Flagship on Bond Street, located at 25 Bond Street.

The footwear brand also continues to break barriers when it comes to combining fashion footwear and art, architecture and art, and now, with their latest collaboration with Lamborghini, they’re breaking new ground by bringing their artistic aesthetic to the automotive industry.

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The UNITED NUDE X Lamborghini Lo Res Car is a two-seater which has the passenger sitting directly behind the driver (like on a motorcycle) and ignores all the rules of automotive design. As you can see, it’s silhouette is  incredibly breathtaking. Get to know more about this innovative vehicular concept at www.unitednude.com, and in the meantime, mark your calendars for this hot sale.

Harley-Davidson Footwear Has the Look You’ve Been Searching For!

Have you been looking for boots with style, edge, and comfort all while satisfying your “Inner Rebel”?  From gorgeous weathered leather to stylish buckles and bling hardware, the Harley-Davidson Footwear fall/winter 2015 collection has just the right amount of sass, sexy, and attitude! Pick a pair (or two) of Harley-Davdson‘s stylishfull-grain leather boots to complete your fall wardrobe.  The fall/winter collection has so many fabulous styles to choose from…it’ll be difficult to settle for just one pair.

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This look, the Jill an epic lace-up tall boot that has it all:  style, comfort, and attitude!!!   When the outside temperature drops a bit, it doesn’t mean you have to pack away those dresses.  I’d pair these sexy boots with a feminine, short lace dress and matching thigh-high socks.  Beautifully constructed and soft-to-the-touch, the Jill features full grain leather for just $220.00!

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Engineered with style and performance in mind, Harley-Davidson Footwear has beautifully combined classic footwear designs with distinctive detailing.  Just take a look the Auburn. This performance style features woven leather and studded detail on a classic harness silhouette. And you won’t believe the price of only $174.00.  These mid-calf boots will look great this fall with a crisp button-down white shirt and a cozy scarf paired with your favorite skinny jeans.

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Their Lifestyle collection includes authentic looks, classic silhouettes, and fashion-forward styles.  Harley-Davidson offers styles that are heritage-inspired with a casual street twist.

My favorite part of the fall/winter 2015 collection is when I get to break out my riding boots and leggings. The 14″ Cyndie boot features a gorgeous smokey full grain leather upper with thin dual straps.  For an affordable $200.00,  these slate-colored boots will pair perfectly with a basic top, my favorite statement necklace, and comfy black leggings.

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The Mila, a harness style boot boasts an unmistakable edge, featuring a simple bar and shield with surrounding silver studs.  The stitching and studded detail on this boot is absolutely remarkable. I’d complete this edgy look with an over-sized sweater and a cute pair of distressed skinny jeans.  The Mila sells for a cool $220.00.

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The Sharon, available for just $180.00, takes style and comfort to a whole other level. Featuring a signature bar and shield on the outside upper, this boot also has a side zipper and sexy lacing at the back.  Show these boots off while rocking herringbone tights paired with wool shorts or even a denim mini!

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Harley-Davidson Footwear features a timeless look,  remarkable attention-to-detail, and the highest quality materials, and they offer $5 shipping and FREE returns EVERY DAY!  Get your pair today and fall in love!

Introducing the Daya by Zendaya Spring 2016 Footwear Collection

We have another fabulous diva entering the shoe game. The adorable Zendaya, actress, singer, and dancer, who you (or most likely your children) will recognize from the Disney Channel, and her fashion-forward locks at this year’s Oscars, has teamed up with footwear manufacturer and distributor, Titan Industries Inc. to create her own footwear collection, Daya by Zendaya. The fun and colorful footwear collection, set to make its retail debut in Spring 2016, boasts statement heels, modern flats, and a go-to high top sneaker, that is said to embody the perfect balance between ‘Sex Appeal’ and ‘Sporty Lux’, without disrupting your budget. Expect to see bold colors (we love the cobalt blue and turquoise heels with fringe), metallics, and neutral tones, intricate details such as cutouts, mesh inserts, and bold hardware in this balanced collection.
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This new venture fulfills a dream for the 18-yr old recent graduate, who along with her fashion stylist Law Roach, wanted to create shoes that embodied Zendaya’s edgy fashion style. Daya by Zendaya promises to have something for all of her fans and of course, shoe lovers. “I’m extremely excited for the official launch of Daya next spring,” says Zendaya. “I really appreciate the girls who support me, and I want my shoes to be a way for me to give something back to them. Whether you’re a girly girl or a Tom Boy I promise – I got you covered!!! I want to also thank Titan Industries for helping my dream come true.”

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The collection hits the contemporary price point, with prices ranging from $125.00-$175.00. We’ve already added several styles to our wishlist. For us, shoes have always been the way to our heart and we couldn’t agree more with the following statement:“I know everyone says that diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but I truly believe that shoes are,” adds Law. “Daya definitely has something for every single one of her fans”.

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The Daya by Zendaya footwear label will certainly be in good hands with Titan Industries, who counts Gwen Stefani’s L.A.M.B and GX by Gwen Stefani as footwear licensees. Keep an eye out starting February 2016 for the Daya by Zendaya Footwear Collection. for more information, visit www.soleofdaya.com.

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