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:
Great shopping most definitely exists outside of New York City. Ciao Bella by Tali is a clothing and shoe boutique in Westchester County that is quickly making its mark as a go-to local boutique. Tali's selection is best described as a mix of chic, edgy, daring, and obviously sexy!
Tali, like most new boutiques started off small but quickly gained popularity and eventually moved shop to a trendy mall in Westchester, NY. Walking into Ciao Bella you feel like you're in a European shoe market. With an array of quality styles, you'll have a hard time not buying the entire store!
CEO/Owner Eddie F. Robinson of New Blak and a resident of Newburgh, NY is up and coming in the T-shirt and accessory fashion world!
Ever since he can remember, fashion has been his calling. Believe it or not but this trendy, hipster, urban, chic, and edgy designer attended an IT college then soon after he joined the military, the Navy to be exact! After receiving an Honorable Medical Discharge EFR then realized he wanted to pursue his most heart-felt dream and that was and is fashion. EFR tells all about his steps, processes, successes, and happiness he’s achieved with his line “New Blak”. Below is our interview!
And by the way, these certain artists are females. The sexual, but deviant, title they hold, gives off the vibe of an evil Cruella Deville meets the Wicked Witch of Snow White. Their name may sound sensual and poisonous, but their DJ skills on the turntables are lethal. Not to mention their eye-catching, eye-popping, urban style that meshes well with their soulful, jazz feeling and hip hop sound.
In this fashionable pack of females, their independent nature of being DJs and producing music ties in with their style. Where do these sizzling musicians get their style from? From the Fire engine red lipstick, the infamous, iconic Adidas jacket, which has been rocked in hip hop for over twenty years and their rocking sneakers, fashion really can be comfortable and not so painful. So toss off a pair of heels, slap on a pair of Nike Oceania black sneakers, that black Adidas jacket, a pair of those favorite black jeans and head straight towards La Femme Deadly Venom's sight.
Fastened your shoe straps and get geared up for the SF Style 2010 Fashion Event and Pop Up Store! The buzz about this fashionable night is filling up the streets and every fashionista’s ear.
The local eco-designer fashion show will take place on November 18th and will have models strutting their stuff from 7:30-8:30 p.m. at the Bently Reserve. But, make sure to get there a little early: suggested arrival time is 8 p.m. There will be VIP tickets on sale for $75, advanced $65; general will be $35, $25 in advance; for you lucky students, $15 will get you in.
Splash Couture, brainchild of self-taught designer Kelly Dempsey, is fashion-meets-self expression. The inspiration for her one-of-a-kind label is captured in its name — “I came up with splash because I love color, I’m inspired by color and I think of 'splash of color'… Texture is an inspiration, as well. I love something more couture, something different with a lot of shape. I like mixing things that wouldn’t normally go together, says Dempsey. "I like to stand out."