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Slight Work

Slight Work

Every year I make it a priority to step my game up and out do myself when it comes to my fashion week wardrobe. I’m no stranger to unique patterns, colors or wearing bold statement pieces and this year was no exception. Although the New York weather may have been an issue for some, I didn’t let it stop me from leaving my mark on the catwalk, excuse me, I mean side walk as I hit the New York streets during Fashion Week. I have received tons of messages in regards to my attire, so here’s the breakdown:
Look 1
Top- Topshop crop top
Bottoms- Topshop pencil skirt
Shoes- Steve Madden
Accessories- Magnolia Silks necklace and earrings
Look 2
Wardrobe- Top Shop sequin dress
Shoes- Steve Madden Devil Black Leather Pointed Toe High Heel Booties
Handbag- Tory Burch clutch (unseen)
Accessories- Magnolia Silks bangles and earrings
Look 3
Wardrobe- Topshop matching crop top and skirt set
Shoes- Zara lace up booties sandals www.zara.com
Handbag- Michael Kors
Accessories- Magnolia Silks necklace and earrings
Look 4
Wardrobe- Topshop shoulder dress
Leggings- Black Milk www.blackmilkclothing.com
Shoes- Steve Madden Devil Black Leather Pointed Toe High Heel Booties
Accessories- Magnolia Silks bracelets

I would like to give a special thanks to Topshop for providing my wardrobe this season and my personal hair stylist Kadion Harris for laying my bob for the gawds honey!
Love you guys
xoxo

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NYFW 2014 Street Style

NYFW 2014  Street Style

Even if you are not afforded the privilege of spectating at the Lincoln Center during New York Fashion Week, you can still catch fashionistas from near and far hitting the pavement with fashions straight from the catwalk to the sidewalk. It’s always a joy seeing Fashion Week street style during this festive week. I caught up with a couple of fashion forward individuals at the Angela Simmons Electric Daze event on Tuesday. Designer O’Brian Madison attended the event, certainly catching my attention, as both he and his companion worked the room in custom pieces from his collection. More of O’Brian Madison’s pieces can be found on his website www.jmadisonbyobrianmadison.com. Another piece that stood out at this event was a pair of KTZ pants by Sasko Bezovski. His collection is sure to add a unique flare to any wardrobe as it did for this daring individual. You can check out more from Sasko Bezovski’s awesome collection at www.kokontozai.co.uk.

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Electric Daze a presentation by ANGELA I AM

Electric Daze a presentation by ANGELA I AM

On February 11 I had the pleasure of being in attendance as NYC Monster Products presented Electric Daze a presentation by Angela I AM. The presentation featured models wearing items designed by Ron Bass and Keva J swim wear. The pop of neon color on the models and throughout the venue added a tasteful splash of fun as spectators got the chance to rub shoulders with a few celebrities. The step and repeat was flooded with photographers and bloggers as Russell Simmons, rapper Juelz Santana, Bow Wow, Jermaine Dupri, Ashanti, and Love and Hip Hop’s own Yandy Smith and Ariane Davis came out to show their support. During the presentation there was a performance by award winning Electric Violinist Damien Escobar and an awesome candy bar set up by The Sugar Factory. If you would like to learn more about the event or to view more photos log on www.shop.angelaiam.com.

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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.

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Bailey Agency meets Fashion Week

Bailey Agency meets Fashion Week

I was able to run into world renown super model, owner of The Bailey Agency and Real Housewives of Atlanta star Cynthia Bailey. Cynthia signed autographs and stopped to take pictures with awaiting fans and designer Cesar Galindo. Accompanying Cynthia were a few models from the Bailey Agency. If you are an aspiring model, actress or think you have what it takes to be in this years Miss Renaissance pageant click the link below
www.thebaileyagencyschooloffashion.com

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Preparations for the CZAR BY CESAR GALINDO Fall 2014 Showcase

Preparations for the CZAR BY CESAR GALINDO Fall 2014 Showcase

Backstage at the Hub was littered with Mary Kay makeup artist, photographers, videographers, bloggers and models as everyone immensely prepared for the showcase. Cesar Galindo took photographs with Bambi Lynn (owner/manager of fashion production company, BLiNC) and conducted interviews as makeup artist and hairstylist tag teamed to transform models into human mannequins.

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The calm before the Storm

The calm before the Storm

I was able to catch up with a few of the Page Parkes models backstage at the Cesar Galindo fashion show before things got hectic. For many it was their first time modeling during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week for others like model Emily Matheny it was just another day at the office. Nevertheless all of these young ladies were amped and ready to hit the stage to showcase their beauty.