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Gucci Celebrates the dubut of GUCCI COSMETICS

On June 4, 2014 Gucci celebrated the launch of its long-awaited make up line, Gucci Cosmetics, in New York City with a private cocktail party in honor of Charlotte Casiraghi. The event, hosted by Gucci Creative Director Frida Giannini, took place at The Carlyle hotel.

That evening, the new cosmetics line was unveiled. Set to officially launch in September 2014, the collection includes Gucci Eye, Gucci Face, Gucci Lip, Gucci Nail and preparation products for the skin.

“For me, beauty and fashion are always connected. One doesn’t exist without the other. Make up is a key element of the Gucci runway show – it helps communicate the essence of the Gucci woman. Eyes, skin, lips – they’re like accessories, all working together to create an unmistakable look,” said Frida Giannini.

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Get to know designer Carolina Fredlund

 

I remember the joy and excitement I felt when I was first asked to participate in Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. Anyone in or trying to make a breakthrough into the fashion industry knows that participating or even having the chance to spectate during these festive events can be a life changing experience. New York is certainly the “concrete jungle” where dreams are made, so my interest was piqued when I heard of a Swedish designer by the name of Carolina Fredlund who was making her first ever collection debut during Fashion Week. Being a wardrobe consultant discovering new fashion trends and up and coming designers for my clientele is a must. I immediately got online and began to research this talented individual. I love the fact that her collection is ready to wear, fun and very affordable. I was granted exclusive access before the fashion show to view the collection before it hit the runway. As I thumbed through the racks I was taken aback by the attention to detail Carolina has given to each garment in her collection. Particularly, her use of unique button, chain and spikes that bring certain vitality to the usually “unnoticed” parts of a finished garment. I was able to sit down with Carolina before the show to ask her a few questions.

Q: Has your Swedish heritage influenced your designs in any way?
A: My Swedish roots give my designs a modern twist with simplicity and cleanliness. My Argentinian roots give my pieces attitude and a fiery flare. When these two merge together it gives a nice contrast to the garments.

(ME) Oh, so that’s what I was noticing while looking at your pieces…

Q: Who has impacted you most in your career and how?
A: I like to listen to singer Robyn her lyrics are deep. She likes to talk about how big life is. I get inspiration from her music.

Q: Do you prefer sketching designs or actually constructing them?
A: I love to construct my pieces. As soon as I see a piece of material I automatically know I want that to be a shirt or I want that to be a skirt or dress.

Q: Where did you find the inspiration for this collection?
A: My environment back home inspired me. The park vs city season change and color contrast influenced my creative process

Q: How long does it usually take you to construct a piece?
A: I work really fast a top or skirt usually takes about 2 hours coats take about a day and a dress usually 4-5 hrs.

Q: Who is your favorite designer?
A: I draw inspiration from Emilio Pucci

Q: What is your biggest accomplishment to date?
A: Definitely showing my collection during NYFW. As an immigrant
I have come a long way to reach this; this is all girls dream about.

Q: How would you define your personal style?
A: I make what I like to wear. My style is edgy and outside the box, I’m not afraid to take fashion risks. The collection is called “Free Fall” it means to throw yourself out there and be daring.

Q: Other than your website where can we find your collection?
A: My collection can be found on my website www.honeycakeclothing.com I can also be found on a few social media platforms follow me on Instagram: @honeycakeclothing  and Facebook: facebook.com/Honeycake.Sweden

Q: Any advice to girls trying to enter the into fashion industry?
A: Go for it! Network with people tell them what you do ask around make lots of friends. That how I got my start you never know who you will meet.