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Hahn Merriman Holiday 2019 Collection Presentation

Although the holiday season and holiday fashion may be far from your minds, we want to highlight a collection that has us looking toward the future, the Hahn Merriman Holiday 2019 Collection. The former style blogger turned fashion designer presented a stunning collection that celebrates her lifelong love affair with fashion. Hahn’s first holiday collection was inspired by elegant abstract influences, featuring modern, soft and bold details.

The adventurous collection, which was a mix of structured pieces, layering looks, a small variety of textures, and abstract details, featured a black, white, and grey color palette. The collection’s elegant edginess was what stood out for us. The exaggerated collars, structured draping, voluminous pieces, and modern sensibility were the stars in the crisp white looks.

The grey and black looks featured more everyday wear details. It’s quite easy to find pieces from this ready-to-wear collection to marry into your wardrobe as they pair well with many classic pieces. We love Hahn’s juxtaposition of fabrics, her tonal color palette, and her general design aesthetic. Sheer fabrications and layering pieces are prominent throughout the collection.

With her Holiday 2019 collection, Hanh Merriman isn’t recycling old style ideas, she’s inventing new ones. She founded her eponymous collection in the Spring of 2018 as a fashion and lifestyle brand that’s committed to supporting luxury manufacturing in the United States. She describes her women’s ready-to-wear’s aesthetic as “The perfect pairing of pop and restraint.”

Every season, Hanh Merriman adds the essence of her personal style and sensibility into her designs, so they can breathe accessibility and ease; expressing herself artistically through her designs. Although this is our first experience with Hanh Merriman, we hope her Holiday 2019 collection isn’t our last.

We’d love to hear what you think of the looks from the Hahn Merriman Holiday 2019 Collection? Do you have any favorite looks from the collection?

NYFW: Greta Constantine Fall/Winter 2019 Presentation

NYFW THE SHOWS: Greta Constantine Fall-Winter 2019 Collection

Our first show of the NYFW season was quite the statement maker. In a time when we’re seeing the negative effects of fast fashion and fashion houses choosing to be more sustainable, designers Kirk Pickersgill and Stephen Wong are boldly “shopping their closets” – specifically their fabric closets. The duo behind Greta Constantine has decided to revisit past fabrications available in their coffers for their Fall-Winter 2019 Collection. This eco-friendly decision is a great step forward for any designer; of course, the fabrics were the last things on our minds as we were captivated by the bold looks from the Greta Constantine Fall-Winter 2019 Collection.

NYFW: Greta Constantine Fall/Wnter 2019 Presentation

With this Fall-Winter 2019 Collection, Greta Constantine answered the question, “is it possible to be demure and provocative?” Of course, that answer is yes. Nary a sight of bare skin was shown except for the models’ faces. With volume, lots of layering, and a sense of chasteness, the Greta Constantine Fall-Winter 2019 Collection proves that a woman isn’t boring just because she’s covered up.

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The collection boasted high collars, lots of sparkle (especially bodysuits, and turtlenecks), a mix of classic and bold hues, and of course volume. The volume we saw in oversized sleeves, shoulders, and pant legs, elongated sleeves, and lengths. We loved several looks from the Greta Constantine Fall-Winter 2019 Collection. Favorites included an oversize sequin tee, high-neck tulle jacket, puffy brocade jacket, and a dark grey wool dress layered over a yellow gold sequin turtleneck.

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The ready-to-wear womenswear collection has been around since 2006. Based and founded in Canada, the Greta Constantine collection is available in over 40-doors worldwide across 15-countries. You can find past collections at Hudson’s Bay, Nordstrom, and online at Moda Operandi and Farfetch.

With this foray into more demure fashion, we have to ask? Are you ready to give up your bodycon fashion pieces for a more modest style? Will you welcome looks like those in this collection into your wardrobe? We’d love to hear your responses.

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.

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

NYFW: Marie + Annette Spring 2017 Collection Presentation

We love being introduced to new designers and collections, especially when we think they’ll be making an impact in the fashion industry. We discovered two of these fashion designers during NYFW, who happen to be sisters, actually twins. Sisters Christina and Krystal Phillips are the chic duo behind Marie + Annette, a contemporary, sophisticated, yet sexy collection of women’s fashion. We fell in love with their Marie + Annette Spring 2017 Collection titled the Urban Tea Party.

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The Marie + Annette Spring 2017 Collection is a modern interpretation of classic tea party attire where old-world fashion collides with contemporary silhouettes, feminine details sprinkled with urban influences. The collection mixed strong sensuality and uber femininity in  a fusion of vintage and modern silhouettes. The almost all pastel collection boasted girlish ruffles, black, and white lace, other sheer fabrications. This contemporary line was a favorite NYFW presentation of ours. We absolutely loved the set design, styling, and staging, especially in the photo below. The gorgeous all lace look in the middle is a fabulous pantsuit that took our breath away, it exudes strength and chic style effortlessly.

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No matter your fashion style, you’ll love how these twin fashionistas bring together a collection which celebrates their two distinct fashion personalities. Looking at the collection, it’s quite easy to see why celebrities are draping themselves in these ultra-feminine looks. Celebrity fans include Keke Palmer, Adrienne Bailon, and Singer Fantasia.

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Are you loving the looks you’ve seen? What do you think of this NYC-based dynamic duo? We are so ready for this chic tea party.  Want to now more about get to know more about the Marie + Annette Spring 2017 Collection Presentation, and these design sisters, visit www.marieannettenyc.com.

 

Eveningwear with an Edge: Michael DePaulo Collection

The best kind of show to attend during NYFW is a presentation. while runway shows are exciting, with fashion presentations, you get up close and personal with the looks to enjoy a greater and closer view of all the details, something that’s difficult to capture as models are zipping by you. One of the presentations we had the pleasure of attending was for Michael DePaulo’s Spring 2016 Collection, a designer whose’s Fall/Winter 2015 Collection we’ve previously highlighted.

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His red carpet-ready, designer gown collection was one of the rotation of New York City fashion designers who showcased their looks at the Caravan Stylist Studio in partnership with Save The Garment Center. His collection boasts sophisticated silhouettes with edgy details that have graced the red carpets of The Academy Awards, Golden Globes, Emmys and Tony Awards.

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His dramatic and architectural gowns were breathtaking to see in person. Favorite pieces include the gorgeous black and white strapless ballgown, the stunning white jacket with black sequin embellishments below which as you can see, looks very much like the black and white gown. We also adore the dramatic shoulder embellishment on the above red gown, and of course, the beautiful, black  Kimono gown. We see why his looks have appeared on several red carpet, and we’re sure to see more.

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De Paulo’s designs are sold at high-fashion retailers around the world, including Saks Fifth Avenue, and he recently launched an exclusive bridal collection with Kleinfeld Bridal.

LOS ANGELES EVENT: Haber Presentation at TENOVERSIX

Los Angeles is at it again, while we’re sloshing around in the sloppy snow/rain hybrid, they’re enjoying 70 degree weather and enjoying more fun champagne-filled event (forgive me I’m just freezing and so over winter). LA-based design house, Haber by Heather Goldberg is debuting their first collection with a celebration filled with live music and champagne.

So you lucky few who live in LA and read this blog…go…enjoy…make me jealous. Just have a glass for me. Details are above and below:

HABER PRESENTATION @ TENOVERSIX 
DATE & TIME: March 14 (Thursday) – 7:30PM-9:30PM 
LOCATION: TENOVERSIX | 8425 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90069 

Saunder Spring 2013 Presentation

Inspired by Viking Bay in Broadstairs, a coastal town on the Isle of Thanet (in East Kent, England) known as the “Jewel in Thanet’s crown”, Emily Saunder’s Saunder Spring 2013 Collection had her audience revisit memories of her childhood family trips to the famed locale.

The collection featured young, flirty looks that takes the wearer from day to night with was lots of chiffon and satin; bold colors like turquoise, neon green, and neon coral were seen along antique gold lame (which seemed to have a green tint according to your vantage point), sherbet hues and a few prints. Some of my favorite looks are highlighted below