Joonbug recently got a chance to ask some tough questions to brand designer, David Durey! Okay, okay, maybe not the "tough" questions, but we did get to the bottom of his inspiration, creative process, and what's next for the hig-end contemporary brand.
How do you describe your personal style?
I’m fairly casual. You’ll normally find me wearing dark skinny jeans with a t-shirt and well-worn boots
Does your work reflect your personal taste?
Yes, in the sense that both are casual. But the line is much more fun and free than my personal taste.
UNICEF's designer doll initiative was created 11 years ago by the United Nations Children Fund to help raise money for the children of Darfur. Designers from around the world have since come together to created dolls that resemble each fashion house's style. The dolls are then auctioned off to help UNICEF raise money for thechildren in need of vaccinations in Darfur.
Great clothes, great people, and a great vibe is the best description that can be given for the launch event for Authentic Apparel Group's U.S. Army Menswear line this past Wednesday night (November 20). Held at Lower Manhattan's Blind Barber, tastemakers and fashionista's filled up the space to catch an in-person glimpse of Authentic Apparel's new U.S. Army Menswear collection.
Featuring a live DJ, the vibe in the building was great, as people mingled and got insights on the stylish new collection. The line, which will be distributed exclusively through Zappos, is officially licensed by the U.S. Army, and is inspired by classic military apparel while giving it a contemporary spin. One may think of Army apparel and shy away due to the idea of all-camouflage pieces, but the coolest thing about the line is that while the designs are inspired by Army attire, the colorways are varied and modern, and you would hardly guess they were based on military wear.
If you haven't heard of Kai-Aakcmann, then it's your lucky day. GlamDamnIt got an exclusive look at what's in store for the brand from our friends at The Barbarian Agency in New York City. The showroom is home to some of the fashion industry's most exciting brand names, including Kai Aackmann.It is interesting, wearable, fun, fashion forward, and intriguing. At the helm of it all is Korean designer and innovator, Soonjin Park. The label is described as a "modern exploration of masculine and feminine attitude, expressing a directional perspective and approach to design."--The Barbarian Agency
Acquired by Nordstrom in March 2011, HauteLook.com is a place where you'll discover thousands of the top fashion and lifestyle brands at amazing savings. Each day, at 8 AM Pacific, the website shop presents new sale events. This sale features the best names in women's and men's fashion and accecories, as well as beauty, kids' apparel, and home décor. You can save up to 75% and membership is free to all- so what are you waiting for ?
The Holiday Season is coming--don't wait till last minute for a Holiday Party Dress ! Hautelook has some great deals for the perfect yuletide dress. We love this sleek and discreet Adrianna Papell Surplice Pintuck Dress, perfect item if you're on a budget this holiday season for only $49 ! And we absolutley adore this Jill Stuart Sleeveless Cutout Back Silk Dress- the cut out back gives this delightful piece a total win ! Fashion seems to be more exciting during the holidays and accessories are a must have. Pair your holiday dress with some Elegant Evening Clutches. There is no better option than in getting dressed up so you can party it down all night! Nothing shines brighter (than a diamond- we know!) but if you simply just can't afford that then nothing shines brighter than a pair of pavé cubic zirconia earrings. Check out these Holiday Accents that are as endlessly radiant and breathtaking.
Photography by Night Out Photo.
Joonbug would like to introduce you to fashion's future head designer for petite clothing, Nicole Munson. Her line Constance Rose Collections, started in 2011, has has been showing the world where to find the future of fashion since day one. This past Monday, Nicole finally opened up the collection's online store. What's more? Not only are her items available for purchase, but also, buyers have the option to have everything fitted by Nicole herself to garauntee a perfect fit.
Kim Phan has every girl's dream job: She owns her own company, and it is named after her dog. Between globe trotting in search of luxe fabrics, designing flirty and fabulous clothing, and maintaining the dreamiest of Upper East Side and Soho boutiques, we were honored Kim had a second to answer some of our questions. Kim is the epitome of the kind of woman that her brand caters to: she is the woman you wants to be and the woman you want to be friends with. Her ambitious attitude and natural charm make you feel that you too can make all your dreams come true, especially if your wearing one of her dresses while you do it. Read on to see Kim reveal some of her entrepreneurial secrets...
Theresa Dapra, accessory designer, artist and visionary combines charity with Carmen Miranda and Chiquita Banana into spectacular headpieces up for auction at this Friday’s Hearts of Gold “Fiesta Latina” Gala. For the inside scoop on the event click here. Her pieces have been seen on stars such as Lady Gaga, Kanye West and Robyn.Theresa was kind enough to chat with us for a few minutes about her distinctive design aesthetic, her favorite pieces, and her involvement with the Hearts of Gold.