Thursday, September 29, 2011

Design The Dream with Amanda Seales

Fashion and Philanthropy touches the lives of other’s once again!

Design The Dream, philanthropic fashion collaboration between Fashion Designer, Gwen Beloti, and Fashion Editor/Handbag Designer Eboyne’ Jackson, unveils the photo shoot for publicity campaign with Amanda Seales (formally Amanda Diva).  Known in the industry as a “Renaissance Woman” Amanda is the 1st face to represent the Design the Dream Initiative and a perfect candidate to be affiliated with the cause!
Amanda is featured in an exclusive DTD piece created by Gwen Beloti , a free flowing cocktail dress with sequin trimming and checkered strap back detail , along with Daughter of Zion Luxury handbag, an exotic peacock inspired handbag made from leather , festooned in iridescent trim.

The Design The Dream dress is now available for purchase at Smashing Darling  and select boutiques in NYC.

A portion of the proceeds will benefit 2 organizations near and dear to the creators’ hearts:  Little Dresses for Africa ( a non-profit 501c3 Christian based organization that provides relief to children in Africa ) and Adonai Partners( a mission and development agency dedicated to working with churches and missionaries to begin church movements in regions of Africa least exposed to the gospel and love of Jesus Christ )
Both Gwen and Eboyne’ are beyond passionate about this collaboration and project.
In keeping with the goal of Design The Dream, these 2 ladies want to do their part in helping those in need, so let’s all help spread awareness!

The DTD dress will also debut in Gwen Beloti Spring 2012 Collection, along with a luxury handbag from Daughter of Zion by Eboyne’ Jackson during New Jersey Fashion Week October 9th-13th ….Get it Ladies!!!!

The Design The Dream Campaign photo shoot was creatively directed  by DTD organizers Gwen Beloti and Eboyne’ Jackson, photographed by Larry Wright along with Videographer Initial Wesley.
The Glam Squad consisted of hairstylist, Latifah Adbur; makeup artist Kellie Muse; and wardrobe (accessory stylist) Yanni J.

Watch Exclusive Behind the Scenes Videos with Amanda Seales Design The Dream Campaign
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For More Information Checkout:
Gwen Beloti
Facebook: Gwen Beloti Collection
Twitter: @GwenBeloti
Eboyne’ Jackson
Facebook: Eboyne’ Jackson
Twitter: @QueenofMedia

Amanda Seales
Facebook: Amanda Diva
Twitter: @amandaseales

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

She'Luxe Couture

Feathers have a long history in the world of fashion! 
Considered a truly glamorous accessory, this re-emerging trend has been taken to a whole new level when it comes to feminine luxury and She’Luxe Couture is the epitomizes that!

I met designers De’Andra  Williams and Aja Clifford owners of She’Luxe Couture , at the Tolla Cole Presentation during New York Fashion Week. I was in awe of their creations, and how they  capture such unique and stylish pieces using feathers as the focal point! Using bold colors , various fabrics and geometric shapes to surround exotic feathers, these ladies have surely put the F in Fabulous for their accessories collection!

One custom design for a friend, evolved into a flourishing business; and Sky’s the Limit for these Dashing Divas!

Currently working on an evening wear collections, De’Andra and Aja are also working on a special design to Support Breast Cancer Awareness…Oh how we love when Fashion and Philanthropy  Unite for a Create Cause!

Inspired by everyday life and striving to keep their designs fresh and innovative these ladies  are pushing their brand and looking forward to bringing you another exciting collection in the upcoming season. So make sure you checkout She’Luxe Couture accessories STAT!

Currently being sold at , She’Luxe is also being sold at Nia Naomi in Chicago, IL and The Pink Zebra in Atlanta, GA ; and I’m sure they’ll be expanding to more boutiques in no time!

So if you’re looking for Accessories with that “Uber Wow Glamour” then She’Luxe Couture is It!

Checkout the Fabulous Accessories from She’ Luxe Couture below

Stay Connected with She’ Luxe Couture

Monday, September 26, 2011

Jones Select Custom Clothiers

Don’t know about you, but when it comes to fashion, I love to see Classy Men who own their style!

Always on the quest for emerging designers, I was introduced to Gary Jones, Designer /Owner of Jones Select, an exclusive men’s clothing company specializing in men’s suits and shirts located in Columbus, OH.
I was referred to Gary from another Emerging Designer, Joli’ Richard (Diary of Joli’),as they are both set to  showcase their designs in Phoenix Fashion Week’s Top 10 Emerging Designers Fashion Show taking place October  5th-8th.

Gary is definitely a mogul in the making, working adamantly to make Jones Select a household name within the fashion industry!  Taking pride in providing customers with high quality garments that are unique and undeniably innovative, Gary is definitely creating his own lane and leaving his imprint.
After studying under a master tailor for 7 years, Gary decided to spread his wings thus creating the Jones Select line. Now 2 years into his creation, Jones Select is already creating a buzz!

So if you’re a fashionably stylish male looking for a modern and ground breaking look,  then you need to checkout this HAUTE and Emerging Brand!

Exceptional Garments with Clean Lines and Custom Fit epitomizes Jones Select!

For Clothing Inquiries and to Stay Connected with Jones Select

Facebook: Jones Select
Twitter: @JonesSelect
Phoenix Fashion Week:

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Designs by Alicia P.

Fashion and Jewelry Lovers looking for statement pieces with Uber Hauteness?!...then you need to checkout Designs by Alicia P.! 
Designer Alicia Piller, has always had an eye for the arts, with a passion for painting, her crafty skill set evolved into constructing a very unique line of jewelry. Drawing inspiration from nature, diverse cultures and past times with her father, Alicia’s designs are absolutely captivating! I can guarantee you’ve never seen such unique creations on the market to date, and Alicia has definitely created a niche in the world of accessories!

With hard-work and dedication to her passion, over the years Alicia has really made an impact with her jewelry collection. Working with stylists and participating in various tradeshows/events Designs by Alicia P. has been an ongoing growth process! Currently selling in Annie Creamcheese (Vegas), Neda Boutique (Brooklyn), MoCada Museum (Brooklyn), Alicia P. & Harriets by Hekima Store at the DeKalb Market (Brooklyn). In the years to come, Alicia is looking forward to selling in Bergdorf Goodman and exclusive boutiques globally! So make sure you checkout Designs by Alicia P. STAT!

 After the Holiday’s Alicia will be working on a new collection that I’m sure will be just as beautiful and intriguing as the last, so stay tuned and stay connected!

Checkout Alicia P.
Twitter: @aliciapdesigns

Now without further adieu…checkout the remarkable creations from Alicia P!

Designs by Alicia P. has been featured in
The Fader Magazine
Time Out New York
Luire Magazine
Clutch Magazine
H.A.S Magazine
MetroMix New York

Monday, September 19, 2011

Adrian Alicea NYFW S/S 2012 Fashion Show

The Adrian Alicea "Erotic Birds" Collection was definitely the Epitome of  HAUTE!!!! 
This collection had me swooning from the time the show started wih a guest performance by Melba Moore, to the grand finale!

Using inspiration from his travels to the rain forest, Adrian Alicea captured the eroticism with the beautiful women and men that graced the runway, as they were decked out in feathers of various colors and sizes! Using sexy and feminine silhouettes that would make every woman want to be a size 2/4 these garments were absolutely fabulous!

Simply stated...

Adrian Alicea
 is a genius when it comes to creating uniquely exotic pieces for High Fashion!

Chekout the Fabulous Pics below and get acquainted with this Haute Designer!

Tolla Cole NYFW Debut

Feathers and Chiffon Paired with Bold Colors epitomize the Tolla Cole Spring/Summer 2012 NYFW Debut!

 The Presentation was held at the Waterhouse and Dodd International Art Dealers Gallery in SOHO.

This Art and Fashion Collaboration was paired with Justine Smith art installations.

The Talented Tolla Cole provided a variety of stylish pieces that were paired with

Fabulous Accessories
She' Luxe Couture


Stylishly Chic Shoes
Payless Shoe Source

The event highlighted Marfan Syndrome with a presentation by a representative of the
National Marfan Foundation

With  succulently sweet appetizers provided by
Sano Catering by Michael Scipione

The event was a huge success thanks to OseiPr, and the wonderful sponsors which included: IZZE Fruit Juice, Pretzel Crisp,  Heidi D. Cosemetics, the amazing makeup team at TEJA Collective, DBG Model Management, Painted Faces Model Management and Uniique Impact Productions!

For More Information
Tolla Cole


New York Fashion Week is over, but Fashion Week will still be going on for the next few months all across the board so enjoy and be chic!

This Fashion Week I worked 7 shows and attended 2 fabulous up and coming designers; below take a look at some of the Fabulous shows I worked for New York's Mercedes Benz Fashion Week!

Thursday, September 8th - Lincoln Center

I kicked off Fashion Week at Lincoln Center, working Richard Chai Love, this was his first co-ed show and it was very dramatic in detail, from make-up to the printed pieces that encompassed the collection it was about layering with Love ( crisp palette of mint, tangerine, florals and striped prints)!

Friday, September 9th - Pier 59

The United Bamboo S/S 2012 Collection was a classic and chic compilation for the feminine lady, who likes clean cuts paired with silk, cotton and leather and frilly details!
Lot's of basic colours and neutrals filled this carefully constructed collection!

Friday, September 9th - Milk Studios

Milk Studios is definitely helping emerging designers gain recognition in the Fashion Community!
Suno's Designers Max Osterweis and Erin Beatty's African Inspired Collection made it's debut with a bang!
The Aesthetic was a nice collection of water colours and florals with textures of bright metallic sheaths and chiffon, to vinyl fabrics.
Very Romantic and Feminine!

 Saturday, September 10th - Lincoln Center

Lacoste has come a long way from the urban preppy look we are used too!
The S/S 2012 collection was sleek and oh so chic!
 Revealing Jersey Dresses, wide leg trousers and with sheer fabrics and feminine line for the females; While parkas, structured blazer styled peacoats were paired with canvas sneakers for the men!
I will definitely be purchashing a few Lacoste pieces come next spring!

Saturday, September 10th - Lincoln Center

I worked Honor's very 1st showing at NYFW and I must say from day 1 the clothing was absolutely gorgeous!
Lots of lace and chiffon with billowy skirts, and feminine suits filled this collection!
Definitely for the confident and chic lady!

Monday, September 12th - Lincoln Center

Who doesn't love Rebecca Minkoff?
Rebecca always gives the customers a fabulous collection of clothing and accessories that you can actually see on the streets of NYC!
The S/S 2012 Collection consisted of bright neons, macro florals, python prints and silk slip dresses; paired with fabulous lace-up canvas wedge and wedge sandals.
Simply Chic!

Monday, September 12th - Exit Art Studio

Uber Haute Men graced the Runway for Michael Bastian!!!
Classic American Sportswear amplified with layers and intricate features; distinct red detailing with a patriotic flare filled this collection.
The masculine eyecandy wearing the line was an added plus!
From Modernized Classics to Emerging highlights this sporty line was absolutely amazing!