Lunch With Lartigue

Viewers filled the first floor of Milk Studios Tuesday evening for Project: Monarch by Guillermo De Zamacona. What initially appeared to be a astounding nod towards nature, swiftly warmed into a combination of what looked like digital backgrounds, Givenchy flashbacks, styled Balenciaga pumps and an aura of Believe by Britney Spears. For the sequence of photos De Zamacona took his crew to the sanctuary of the monarch butterflies in Mexico; borrowing from flashy elements of mysticism. The sanctuary is considered a magical place, as tens of millions of butterflies are accounted for between the months of November and Mid-March. Followers are astounded by the mystery of the knowledge of the butterflies annual travel to the monarchs. Throughout the event, photography - embracing the realm of eternal instant - was for sale at the staggering price of $3,500; although $400 could earn guest scaled down versions. Guillermo de Zamacona is a Mexico City native photographer who has built a name for himself through editorial assignments for Interview, celebrity portraiture for Vanity Fair and covers for Spanish Harper’s Bazaar.

Fashion Calendar: April 19th

4/19 – If you’re lucky – and that’s a strong if – head over to Pratt Institute’s Brooklyn Campus to hear the Editor-In-Chief of Vogue speak. Following her dictum speech, Vogue's European Editor At Large Hamish Bowles, will lead an open question and answer session. Seating is very limited, but we hear there may be potential late seating for non-reserved guests. Pratt Institute Memorial Hall Auditorium, Brooklyn; (6pm)

4/20 – Velvet Heart will showcase its Fall 2010 preview to editors, press and buyers. If interested make an appointment to view the casual lifestyle of contemporary clothing. 250 West 39th Street; (9am)

Loris Diran Celebrates One Year in SoHo Boutique

For his first anniversary in the small, yet artfully designed SoHo location, Loris Diran rolled out the red carpet for guests to admire the creatively crafted and skillfully designed collection which serves as a gateway to Downtown fashion. Simple, black cocktail dresses paradoxical to the silk chiffon evening gowns on opposite walls displayed versatility in style while conforming to the desires of the ever-changing woman. Deep purples and reds were the colors of choice for low cut, form-fitting dresses which could easily be worn on a night about town or to a formal reception or event.

Loris Diran's "Unspoken" Speaks Volumes
Loris Diran

A total of thirty looks featuring both men’s and womens wear walked down the runway at designer Loris Diran’s show at the Altman Building. His suits are beautiful. Slim cut pants and jackets buttoned over skinny ties and tone on tone shirts made for very modern clean menswear. While pants tucked into calf-hitting boots, knit pants with kneepads and knee-length, belted cardigans with hoods made for more edgy menswear choices. ‘Armor’ headgear provided aviator-esque hats with exaggerated earflaps in quilted leather to tie everything together. Oh, and did I mention the gloves? The black leather gloves that helped to accessorize many of the looks came just over the knuckles. Perhaps they will not be the best when it comes to keeping one’s hands warm, but they are sexy, sexy in the way toe cleavage is sexy.

Fashion Calendar: Tuesday, February 3rd

2/3 - 2/5 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM Loris Diran Flagship Opening and Designer Meet and Greet, 3 E. 1st Street & Bowery, NYC

2/3 – 2/5 10:00 Am to 6:00 PM Giuliana Teso fur is up to 85 percent off—coats start at $180. Giuliana Teso Showroom, 584 Broadway (nr. Prince Street) fifth fl. (212-920-1211)

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Rosangel Tequila Launch, Ella Lounge, 9 Avenue A, near the corner of 1st Street, NYC

December 2nd Fashion Calendar

  • Hanky Panky Annual Sample Sale, 260 5th Ave. (between 28th and 29th Street)*Cash and All major credit cards accepted
    - Tues. 12/2 8:30am to 8pm
    - Wed. 12/3 8:30am to 8pm
    - Thurs. 12/4 8:30am to 7pm
    - Fri. 9am to 1pm
  • Victoria's Secret Lexington store opening, 58th & Lexington, NYC
  • 7:30 PM - Loris Diran Bowery Boutique Groudbreaking, 3 E. 1st St. and Bowery, NYC
    Hosted by Liev Schreiber and Moves.