With special attention to detail and a singular devotion to the sentimental values of jewels and all things art and expression, Randy Luna has managed to cultivate a line that offers more than just stunning ornamentation. Amply titled Rajé, the line of statement jewelry speaks to the consumer by means of high-fashion marketing, and an inimitable approach to personal aesthetic that leaves his customers in awe. We recently caught up with Randy and got an opportunity to find out firsthand what’s driven and continues to drive him and the development of this budding jewelry brand.
Drop in your dry cleaning and shine up your Jimmy Choos - its that time of the year again - Fashion Week is upon us and here on GlamDamnIt we are ready to guide you through the shows and presentations. The shows take place in the plush tents set up at Lincoln Center from February 6th - 13th. Check out the rundown of day two and take notes! GlamDamnIt is ready to be trendsetters...are you?
We are jumping up for joy for the Philip Lim X Target collaboration, expected to be out on September 15th. If you’re like us, you will undoubtedly be lining up to outside the store upon the collection’s debut, and from the pictures we've seen of the items, walking out with at least a couple of things.
“This is really personal, because growing up, I was a Target customer,” said Phillip Lim to T Magazine. “My parents were always taking me to Target for back-to-school shopping, and I would find things, but they were not quite right. This was my chance to go back and relive this and do it right,” he said.
Last night, Caitlin Kelly, an up-and-coming swimwear designer, held an exclusive preview runway show on the rooftop of 2 Gold Street. Caitlin graduated from FIT and has since designed for Badgley Mischka, Target, AH Schreiber, and was the head designer for Aerin Rose Swimwear. Her line was so well received that the owner of Jordan Taylor Inc. offered her the opportunity to create her own high end swimwear collection. The exclusive preview last night was the result of that opportunity and she will be showing her Spring/Summer 2013 collection again at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Miami this July.
We were first introduced to stella proseyn's delicate designs while perusing the semi-annual local artist showcase called Unique L.A. in downtown Los Angeles. The muted color palette, quality fabrics, distinctive cuts and attention to detail brought Alexander Wang or The Row to mind.
Upon meeting the indie label's designer, Debbie Talanian, we were impressed with her story and her vision for her line. The mostly natural textiles used by stella proseyn are sourced from larger production labels in order to cut back on waste. Eco friendly is their game as any leftover or unusable scraps are donated or recycled. The highly original label is also designed and produced entirely in Los Angeles.
Beauty and elegance, the product of simple forms crossed with opulent execution, describes the Pre-Fall 2012 collection. A fresh departure from Rubin & Chapelle’s design aesthetic in recent years and a nod to their earliest collections. Focusing on elegant eveningwear, the designs are classic at their core, with just enough modern style and sensibility.
The collection is rife with masterfully selected materials and an air of timelessness that will push any budding socialite past the concepts of simple statement pieces and into the realm of fashion-as-art. Design details like sun pleating, circular draping, and pearl edge finishes give unbridled movement and volume to floor-length gowns. Crimson and pink accents add life to the backdrop of an otherwise neutral color scheme.
"I couldn't get out of bed for two years. Well, the first year I couldn't get out of bed. The second year I kind of started to - my girlfriend was going through something similar and she came over and started going through my closet. She was saying, 'throw this out, throw this out' just clearing everything away..then I started to leave my bed to go shopping online. And that's when I began remembering how much I loved fashion. It was good - it took my mind off of it. For a few minutes at least...you know, Chelsea would have never wanted to see me this way. She would want me to keep going. So I try. For her."
It's that time again -a succession of Summer boutique sales! This could be the best or most terrifying time of the year, depending on how you look at it. These sales are not for the faint of heart. Or the hoarders. Or those currently in shopper's rehab. We don't condone addictions here at Joonbug! Ok, liability release, done.
So let's get to the juicy part -shopping! And not just ordinary shopping, but deeply discounted designer shopping! Our little hearts sing and our bank accounts groan, but these are sales we just can't pass up. So without further ado, here are a slew current and upcoming designer boutique sales, courtesy of (awesome researcher) Mizhattan.com: