November 21st, 2013 Glendy No Comments »
The holidays are officially here! If you love strolling through 5th Avenue to view the gorgeous and unique windows for this festive season, you can’t miss Tiffany & Co’s flagship holiday windows.
Tiffany is showcasing the season’s theme of romance, family and friendship with joyful scenes, including a three-dimmesional rooftop, and imaginary street views of New York City’s Upper East Side townhouses, take a peek at the beautiful illustrations of the holiday windows you’ll see this season and stay tuned for upcoming pics of our visit next week!
images courtesy of Tiffany & Co
November 12th, 2013 Glendy No Comments »
Last week we attended the preview of eBay’s Holiday Collective featuring five top CFDA designers; Mara Hoffman, Micheal Bastian, Milly by Michelle smith, Rachel Zoe and Shipley & Halmos. Each designer created a unique USB bracelet with two adapters for easy data transfer of the iPhone 5 and 4, iPod, and the iPad.
I chose Rachel Zoe’s leopard print bracelet (a girl can never have too much leopard) and Jenny opted for Milly’s bold fuchsia and black bracelet.
The bracelets look great with any outfit and are pretty cool stocking stuffers, each bracelet is $25 with free shipping and they’re available now on eBay, plus you’ll be supporting the Council of Fashion Designers of America.
Are you ready for the holidays?!
image courtesy of eBay
September 12th, 2013 Glendy No Comments »
Everyone always gets psyched for the resident designers of the Mercedes-benz tents. The Academy of Arts University gives us the opportunity to get a peek of what’s to come from the new blood of the runway shows. This season, there were 10 initiates from the acclaimed fashion school. Last night, they gave us structure, shapes, textures and layers. There were plenty of minimalism going on juxtaposed with elaborate details and cuts. Mostly, I’m talking about Nika Tang’s, which my eyes became fixated on like bees. She showcased her talents for tailoring while displaying impeccable technique for fabrication. Her shapes were pumped up with large ruffles and fabrics were embellished with intricate detailing imitating caviar eggs. Caviar eggs- ahh, yes. The menswear collection highlights were oversized sillhouettes in neutrals and laid back wovens- very easy and relaxed. Over-all, amidst ten different creative minds, there was an underlying tone of ease, calm and flow. Much like of the era of that bowl cut/mushroom 70s hair on their models head.
By contributing editor: Ariana Louise Villegas
September 6th, 2013 Glendy No Comments »
As soon as I stepped in the James Corbett Studio on west 19th St., the waft of strong and luxurious aroma from the mixtures of all the exotic oils slapped my face hard, well mostly my nostrils. It wasn’t a mean slap, it was more of a welcome slap, waking up my very tired senses (it was a long day) for an indulgent night ahead. Better than coffee.
Oh my goodness, it was packed in there. All the natural beauty devotees in New York City swarmed the place like crazies, a glass of Pressed Juicery refresher in one hand and rubbing organic moisturizer testers with the other. It was incredible to witness how so many were electrified about the brands, products and cause. It was like a huge feast for the natural/green beauty lovers! I don’t really consider myself to be a naturalist but I’m there somewhere in that level. Maybe more of a rookie who’s conscious about the benefits of green living but still not both feet in to fully commit to that extreme life. The only super extreme I’ve done was juice cleansing, which was the most powerful, life-changing and horrifying experience ever! That’s it. I try to eat clean, sometimes, when my pms is not messing up my system but I have never yet considered changing my whole beauty regime into a green one.
Night for Green Beauty was a thrilling experience to discover all these amazing luxury beauty products that can make you consider slathering clean products on your good ol’ body. Chatting with Karen, owner of La Bella Figura didn’t hurt to pull me in deeper too. By the way, check out her perfume oil line. They’re addicting! Each one was curated based on their (her and co-owner) experience at a particular city. Paris was of course, sweet and very alluring.
Hooked to the Green Beauty life? Getting there.
by contributing editor Ariana Louise Villegas
September 6th, 2013 Glendy No Comments »
Anya Hindmarch, toasted her New York flagship opening with a fabulous event showcasing her latest collections. The long established British designer, known for her groundbreaking “I’m not a plastic bag”, has opened her new store on luxurious, 795 Madison Avenue.
The 2000 sq ft store will present seasonal and Bespoke collections, the Bespoke collection, is a timeless collection for men and women, that can be personalized with handwritten messages and embossing on leather. In addition to housing the designer’s new line of products, the top floor will house a craftsman that will personalize each piece in front of the costumer, emphasizing craftsmanship to create unique pieces.
The new store, is also part of fashion and art history, in the sixties it housed Paraphernalia, a non-traditional clothing store that challenged contemporary fashion and retail concepts, it was also the spot where Twiggy spent time with Andy Warhol.
Take a peek at the opening event, and the chic handbag collections!
Photography by Crystale Arnette
August 15th, 2013 Glendy No Comments »
Ready for an epic collabo? Target has just released images from its newest collection with one of fashion’s most influential designers, Phillip Lim. The new 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target collabo will be released online and in-stores on September 15 (Wohoo.. just in time for my birthday!). The collection will include women’s and men’s apparel, travel accessories, shoes and bags, the prices will range from $19.99 to $299.99 for apparel and $19.99 to $59.99 for accessories.
Take a peek at my favorite looks from the collection and follow me on twitter for live-updates (#PhillipLimForTarget) when the collection goes live on September 15 — are you excited for the new collabo?!
images courtesy of Target
March 11th, 2013 Glendy No Comments »
Target has just announced it’s new partnership with FEED Projects, founded by Lauren Bush, to create the FEED USA + Target collabo. The limited edition collection will include 50+ products benefiting Feeding America, the nation’s leading hunger-charity.
According to Lauren:
“As the founder of FEED, I am passionate about the fight against hunger and am thrilled to partner with Target to create our first ever co-branded lifestyle collection,” said Lauren Bush Lauren. “Through product sales, we hope to provide 10 million meals to Americans in need, which would make it the largest U.S. initiative in FEED’s history. I am proud that we will be able to empower guests to make a measurable impact through the purchase of the FEED USA + Target collection.”
The collection will include home, sporting goods, stationery, apparel and accessories, with prices starting from $3.00 to $400.00. Also, each product will display the number of meals that will be donated to children and families through Feeding America. The full collection will be available beginning June 30 at Target stores and on Target.com.
I Can’t wait to see all the pieces from this exciting collabo –Stay tuned!
To keep up with the FEED USA X Target Collabo follow via Twitter #FEEDUSA
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March 11th, 2013 Glendy No Comments »
Rihanna has kicked off her Diamonds World Tour wearing some amazing costumes by the House of Givenchy designed by Riccardo Tisci, take a peek at Rihanna’s Givenchy first act opening costumes, the dark colors with baroque gold tones look fierce, what do you guys think?
images courtesy of Givenchy
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February 20th, 2013 Glendy No Comments »
Rihanna is in the news again and no, this time it has nothing to do with Chris Brown, Rihanna has landed an amazing deal for a limited collection with none other than MAC Cosmetics, the collection will be called, RiRi [Hearts] MAC and will be released throughout 2013.
Rihanna has been riding a creative wave and after showing her collection for River Island in London’s Fashion week, she channeled her energy into a make-up collection, Rihanna chose gold packaging and and compacts in a pearl white with pink accents, inspired by her fall collection, according to Riri:
“When you think of makeup, the brand that pops into your mind — for something legit — is MAC.”
The first product to launch will be RiRi Woo lipstick, inspired by Rihanna’s favorite MAC red, Ruby Woo. The release will coincide with the Diamonds concerts on May 4 and 5 in Brooklyn, MAC will open a pop-up shop at the first concert to showcase the upcoming makeup collabo.
The collection will be released in four parts, during the spring, summer and a third for fall, including a holiday collection. The summer collection will include lipsticks, a Lustre Drops shade and a powder blush duo. Fall will have 16 items, including four lipsticks, a deeply pigmented Lipglass version of RiRi Woo, two multishade eye shadow palettes and false lashes. For the Holiday season, 10 extra items will be added, including nail polish, a makeup bag and new lipsticks.
Are you guys excited about the Rihanna for MAC Cosmetics collection? –I can’t wait!
images/source via WWD
February 15th, 2013 Glendy No Comments »
The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue is out! The latest issue features Target’s newest chic swimwear from the Xhilaration collection. The swimsuit collection features cute polka-dot and bold prints, I can’t wait to try on the black monokiki, a great sexy option for post-partum mamas.
Take a look at the Target for Sports Illustrated feature below, the swim collection retails from $14.99 to $19.99 and is available now at Target stores nationwide and at target.com.
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