PRESS: The Curvy Socialite on TypeF.com

Not too long ago, I was asked by the folks at TypeF (Tyra‘s  new fashion and beauty platform), about my favorite beauty products for sensitive skin. Check out what I had to say about Naturally Me’s All Over Butter.

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FASHION WEEK RECAP: dkny Fall/Winter 2011

What better way to spend a Sunday afternoon in February than backstage at DKNY‘s Fall/Winter show?

Presented at Cedar Lake in West ChelseaDonna Karan showed why DKNY is one of the go to brands for those who use the city’s sidewalks as catwalks. Showcasing a collection called “New York Mods,” the brand brought menswear-inspired ladies wear with a hint of a retro flair. Think classic suit cuts that seemed to make your legs look like they go on forever but in funky over-sized herringbone patterns, or sweaters with varying styles of horizontal stripes. It was the perfect juxtaposition of rugged meets ultra femme. Classic fall colorings of black, grey, brown and navy were popped with more exciting hues like hot pink, orange, red and cream.

For more about DKNY, visit their website at http://www.dkny.com.

Here are a few of my favorite looks from DKNY’s collection which will hit stores this fall (courtesy of New York Magazine):

FASHION WEEK 2011: Riviera Club Fall 2011 Presentation

Friday evening was definitely a busy evening for yours truly. After attending one presentation at Lincoln Center, I had to race downtown…way downtown…to the Bowery Hotel for the Riviera Club Fall Winter 2011 presentation.

After a near death experience in the cab ride over (which I shared with stylist Shatonia Amee and fellow blogger Ashia Sims), the scene that met us was an interesting one. When we arrived we entered into what seemed like a big soiree. Photographers were snapping shots everywhere and people were schmoozing and walking around with glasses of wine. Not odd if you were thinking the event was a party, but a little if you were expecting a traditional fashion presentation.

As you stepped deeper into the venue, there was a huge table full of bottles of wine, fruits, artesian breads, smoked sausages and more. The “audience” surrounded the table which was populated by gentleman who seemed to be just enjoying the food and drink and having a great time. The “party-goers” at the table were the models– novel idea, and very fitting for the theme of Riviera Club’s Fall presentation.

This season, the brand decided to share the story of the California Wine Renaissance. A twist on the ruggedness of traditional work wear, Riviera Club channeled the marriage of blue collar chic and polished dishevelment. A great collection that was complimented by amazing accessories by Generic Man shoes and Riviera Club’s own hat collection. Styling for this presentation was done by Julie Ragolia and the staged party was designed by famed set designer Michael Sturgeon.

For more information about Riviera Club, visit www.rivieraclothing.com

 Images from the Riviera Club Fall 2011 Presentation.

 

FASHION WEEK 2011: BeSpoken Fall/Winter 2011

By Shani Faure

On Saturday, February 12th, BeSpoken held their  Fall/Winter 2011 presentation at Pier 59 Studios. A British import,  BeSpoken put together not only an impressive collection but an amazing presentation as well. The models stood on display in what seemed like an old photograph backdrop from a more rustic, old western era. The set was  created by Aux Armes– a fantastic job with the set design.

The attention to detail between the set and the collection was seamless. Every piece within the line was a winter warm color that was tailor fitted to the model’s body.  The jackets had unique buttons that gave the coat a unique, custom-made appearance. One of the trends noticed at the show was a cuffed trouser sported by each model giving the vintage men’s look a more modern twist. Styled by Julie Ragolia, many of the looks were paired with hats by Worth & Worth and jewelry by Anna Sheffield providing the jewelry. 
To see more of BESPOKEN go to http://bespokenclothiers.com

Images from the collection: