Eva Marcille talks about “First Ave Eyewear”

A FASHION-FORWARD BRAND OF INNOVATIVE MINDS. WE ARE “FIRST AVE EYEWEAR”, A CHIC TWIST TO CLASSIC GLAMOUR!!

FIRST AVE EYEWEAR, is for those individuals who desire effortless and modern styling, with timeless sensibility. First Ave is beautifully crafted featuring iconic elements presented to you in a variety of colors, prints and metal accents. Our design philosophy is to combine classic and historic values with a more contemporary vision.

An explosion of fresh and iconic details mixed with trendy and architectural shapes, at First Ave, you will find eyewear with innovation and style.

Each style plays with shapes and volume ranging from retro to aviation to oversized and timeless shapes. All of our frames are constructed with proprietary acetates, luxurious lightweight metals and intricate temple details.

First Ave is where NEW TRADITION MEETS ARTISAN KNOW-HOW AND CREATIVITY, representing a lifestyle where quality, style and elegance meets pratical innovation. Glossy transparents and rich color gradient lens along with fun mirrors enrich this new collection.

The Collection will retail from $85-$175

 

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Valentine’s Day DIY [Gifts For Him & Her]

It’s all in the name of love- from proposals to teddy bears Valentines Day is all about showing your love in the most conspicuous way. Sometimes you have to get a little creative when it comes to expressing your love because the regular chocolates and roses can get monotonous. Qui and Garcelle get your creative love juices flowing with a Vday Do It Yourself or as we at SmallTalk like to say, Qui It Yourself. Garcelle and Qui show you how to make tickle your partner’s five senses with handcrafted oils massage oils and a fun love couples coupon book and some more goodies in between. This episode will teach how to create fun love tools and learn about your partner in ways you haven’t explored or yet.

Mieka Joi of Rich Girl Candy & Project Runways Samantha Black SS16 Runway Show

Designer Mieka Joi of Rich Girl Candy and Project Runways Samantha Black had a fashion show last night. Overall, the night was filled with a hand full of celebrity and friends, as well as fashion, of course. Fashion was just not on the runway, but everyone that attended the event was fashionably in style. Even the venue gave the show a more stylist look.
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The event was sponsored by Emma Cosmetics, Pucker, Dusse, Cavoda Vodka and Salon Lamaj. Guests also received complimentary make up touch ups post the show (Gotta look good around all these celebrities). Amongst the slew of celebrities, V. Bozeman of FOXs Hit TV series EMPIRE, performed her hit song, “What Is Love.”

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See images below from the event.

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Heart & Noble SS16 Presentation

My last day of fashion week ended with a few designers. Amongst the few was, Heart & Noble. How many of you guys remember as a kid when you would create small images with beads and iron them to stay together. Well, Heart and Noble is the adult version. I must say, I like the adult version of the iron beat art. Especially, when you are greeted with an option of spiked coffee or vodka lemonade, and a yummy dairy-free/gluten-free frozen dessert from “ByBreanne.”

After speaking with the designer, Cri Gabriele, she stated that her collection this season was inspired by New Yorkers wanting to be fashionable, yet comfortable. That seems to be a thing that a lot of designers this season are seeking, “comfortability.” Well, Cri has definitely found the median between comfortable and fashionable.

Be sure to check out more of Heart & Noble collection at www.HeartandNoble.com. You can also find some more of ByBeanne tasty desserts at www.ByBeanne.com.Cri-quitvDSCN9876 DSCN9872 DSCN9868 DSCN9889 DSCN9885 DSCN9883 DSCN9876DSCN9897 DSCN9895DSCN9899

CARRIE HAMMER: #RoleModelsNotRunwayModels Fashion Show

I must say, this was one of the best shows I have been to in all the years I have been covering New York Fashion Week. Carrie Hammer did a great job with putting on a show that not only showed off her collection but inspired others to strive and make it to the top. Instead of having your typical models walk the runway, Carrie was innovative with having leading women in their careers strut their stuff not only showing off Carrie Hammer’s collection, but flaunting their job titles and accomplishment along with it. This show has sincerely inspired me to keep working hard to make it to that executive level that I am destine to be in, and purchase some of those jackets (What?!?, Those jackets were HOT!). See what I am talking about below.

Tolu Olubunmi Social Entrepreneur & Dream Act "Dreamer"
Tolu Olubunmi
Social Entrepreneur & Dream Act “Dreamer”
Teri Whitcraft Director Senior Producer at ABC News
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Melissa Miranda Director of Marketing - Customer & Lifestyle Marketing PEPSICO
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Chanel Cathey ‎Director, Corporate Communications at Viacom
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‎Director, Corporate Communications at Viacom
Satya Twena CEO, Creative Director
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Maysoon Zayid Comedian, Writer, Actress, Disability Advocate
Maysoon Zayid
Comedian, Writer, Actress, Disability Advocate
Meryl Davis Olympic Ice Skating Champion
Meryl Davis
Olympic Ice Skating Champion
Carrie Hammer Designer www.CarrieHammer.com
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NY Fashion Week: Carlos Alberto SS14 Collection Presentation + Interview

Carlos Alberto presented his Spring/Summer 2014 Collection on Saturday, September 7, 2013 at an offsite location, Helen Mills Event Space. His collection featured at lot of body con mermaid dress along with flowing and circle skirt dresses. Carlos also presented a children collection during his presentation. Below is an interview with Carlos Alberto about his collections, as well as images from the show.

Photos and Video: Shanise Webley Media

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Yuliana Candra presented her Spring/Summer 2014 Collection “BlacMéra” on September 9th, 2014 at Pier 59 Studios during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.

Below are images from the event.

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SIMON FASHION NOW® RETURNS TO THE WESTCHESTER

If you keep up with my blogs sporadically, then you know about my previous blog about Westchester Mall putting on a show. For those who haven’t, click here to check it out!

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 Simon Fashion Now returns to Westchester on April 12-13, 2013 at The Westchester Mall (125 Westchester Ave  White Plains, NY 10601). This event is a series of energetic fashion shows and interactive entertainment. Spotlighting up-to-the-minute looks for spring from more than 40 fashionable retailers at The Westchester, by interpreting the season’s trends and creating hundreds of accessible looks on the runway that are available for purchase that same day from their retailers.

Below is the agenda for Simon Fashion Now®, presented by White Plains Hospital:

Date: Friday, April 12, 2013

Location: Nordstrom Court

Time: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Event: Trends & Friends Night

An evening of fashion, wine tasting and light bites with participating retailers, including Anthropologie, Anne Fontaine, Crabtree & Evelyn, J. Jill, Urban Outfitters, and others will offer exclusive deals, sampling, demonstrations and consultations. Trends & Friends Night will also feature tasty samplings from the likes of Au Bon Pain, Godiva Chocolatier, P. F. Chang’s, Sofrito White Plains, Westchester Wine Warehouse and others.

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The evening’s runway fashion shows begin at 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and will feature looks from more than a dozen of The Westchester’s finest retailers, including C. Wonder, LOFT, Anthropologie, Juicy Couture, True Religion Brand Jeans, bebe, HUGO BOSS Store, and Brooks Brothers.

At 7 p.m., shoppers won’t want to miss out on Ready, Set, Style!, an interactive styling competition. Audience participants will compete for a chance to win the season’s hottest accessory – an American Express®  Simon Giftcard®.

The first 150 guests to register with simon.com on site at The Westchester each day – a total of 300 visitors – will receive an exclusive Simon Fashion Now swag bag (while supplies last) full of great gifts.

Date: Saturday, April 13, 2013

Location: Nordstrom Court

Time: 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

 Event: Design Wars 

An interactive fashion competition featuring student designers from SUNY Westchester Community College and Westchester Fashion Academy for Children, with high school seniors involved in the Her Honor Mentoring Program serving as models. The student designers and models will showcase couture looks on the runway made from dresses and gowns donated by Operation PROM that will be refurbished and ultimately worn by the student models at their high school proms later this spring. Competitors will vie for top runway honors in this inspired version of runway reality.

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Simon Fashion Now Spring 2012

High-energy runway fashion shows will take the stage at 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. The shows will introduce spring looks from Nordstrom, Ann Taylor, Brighton Collectibles, Chico’s, dELiA*s, Eileen Fisher, GAP/Baby GAP,  Lilly Pulitzer, The North Face, and more. At 1:30 p.m., attendees can view the latest footwear styles during a special shoe trend show featuring Aldo Shoes, Nine West and Sperry Top-Sider.  At 2:30 p.m., Ready, Set, Style! returns to the stage, and audience participants will compete for a chance to win an American Express® Simon Giftcard®.

In addition to the runway shows and styling features, shoppers can visit Style Stops, where advice and insight into the season’s trends will be offered in an interactive format. Starting at 12 p.m., participants can indulge in complimentary Style Stops from Rebecca Taylor, Sephora, Tranquility Spa, Williams-Sonoma and more. Every hour between 12 noon to 3 p.m. guests can register to win fabulous prizes from the mall’s premier retailers during the Runway Giveaway.

For more information, visit shopthewestchester.com  or The Westchester’s Facebook fan page at facebook.com/TheWestchester. Follow The Westchester on Twitter, @TheWestchester, for the latest event updates.

 

For those not in the Westchester, NY area this spring, Simon Fashion Now® will also visit King of Prussia Mall in King of Prussia, PA, on April 19 and 20, and Lenox Square in Atlanta, GA, on April 26 and 27.

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