Category Archives: Fashion

#WhatsHotNow: Cynthia Rowley Spring 16

For the spring 2016 collection, DJI and Cynthia Rowley merged the excitement of a surf film with the beauty of a runway show, using the latest drone technology to capture a runway show set on a 200 foot mirrored runway on the beach in Montauk, NY. Epic 360-degree views were captured with the hovering cameras giving the viewer the most vivid experience possible, further exploring integration between fashion and technology.  The exclusive film was also projected on the walls of Cynthia’s new headquarters on Morton Street during their recent Installation Event. Think blue skies overhead, waves crashing to your left, and the full collection to your right.

New York Fashion Week, Cynthia Rowley

Cynthia Rowley Spring 16 Video Installation – New York Fashion Week. Photo by John Parra/Getty Images

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THE 90s ARE BACK: EraLuxe Vintage Missoni at 90sFest

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AnnaSophia Robb in EraLuxe Vintage Missoni at 90sFest – Source: Brad Barket/Getty Images North America

Just in time for New York Fashion Week…Actress and model ANNASOPHIA ROBB giving her best 90s girl look in an EraLuxe Missoni dress from the late 1990s while attending attends 90sFEST Pop Culture and Music Festival on September 12, 2015 in Brooklyn, New York.

Robb paired the EraLuxe vintage Missoni dress with a denim top tied around her waist, black boots, and a choker for 90sFest.

Check out EraLuxe, the designer vintage gallery curated by Julie Heller, for rare finds by visiting

ERALUXE is an appointment-only designer vintage gallery located at the heart of Soho at 524 Broadway in New York City. ERALUXE was founded in 2013 by Julie Heller, who aims at showcasing archival designer fashion and accessories in an intimate boudoir environment within the gallery space in Soho. Statement pieces range from Tom Ford’s impossibly sexy Gucci gowns to Halston’s iconic 70’s cocktail dresses and everything in-between. The entire inventory is curated piece by piece by the founder of ERALUXE herself, Julie Heller, who travels the globe to source only the highest quality distinct, hard-to-find pieces dating from the 1960’s onward. Heller strives to bring effortlessly chic items to women who want to set themselves apart from the crowd. ERALUXE offers a selection of inventory online as well as hosts the full collection within The EraLuxe Gallery, the appointment-only showroom located in the heart of SoHo, NYC that offers clientele ultimate privacy and full styling services.

Designers showcased at ERALUXE include Azzedine Alaia, Angelo Tarlazzi, Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Balmain, Bill Blass, Calvin Klein, Celine, Chanel, Christian Dior, Christian Lacroix, Chloe, Claude Montana, Dolce & Gabbana, Emilio Pucci, Fabrice, Fendi, Galanos, Gianfranco Ferre, Givenchy, Gucci, Halston, Herve Leger, Hermes, Jean Muir, Jean Paul Gaultier, Judith Leiber, Karl Lagerfeld, Lanvin, Louis Vuitton, Maison Martin Margiela, Missoni, Moschino, Norma Kamali, Oscar de la Renta, Pauline Trigere, Pierre Cardin, Rick Owens, Richard Tyler, Stephen Sprouse, Sonia Rykiel, Sophie Sitbon, Tom Ford for Gucci, Thierry Mugler, Valentino, Versace, Vicky Tiel, Whiting & Davis, and Yves Saint Laurent.

524 Broadway, Suite 401
New York, New York 10012

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Last Minute NYC Fashion Week Stops

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The Hardest Star Wars Quiz. EVER! (Sort of)

Star Wars, CostumesLast week we had some fun with a pre #ForceFriday graphic listing some of the favorite fight scenes of all the Star Wars movies.  This week, we’ve got another challenge for you sent to us by MorphCostumes in the UK.

With the release of the shiny new Star Wars instalment just around the corner, they asked, “What better time to test the knowledge of the world’s stalwart Star Wars fans”? Be prepared. This latest quiz isn’t like their previous one. This time, you have to match the quote to the character.  Sound easy?

Take the test and see. Click the image.

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You’ll soon discover whether you really do know your Wookies from your Ewoks; your Darth Vader from your Darth Maul.

May the force be with you

(yes, yes…we just couldn’t resist).

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#WhatsHotNow – Chamilia Gives Back: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Chamilia, a Swarovski Group brand, announced that it again will donate a portion of each purchase from its “Give Back: Breast Cancer” gift set to the American Cancer Society in support of its efforts in making strides against breast cancer.

THE GIVE BACK BREAST CANCER GIFT SET combines the brand’s new pink braided leather cord with easy-to-use, sterling silver, clam-shell closure and its “Hope” charm from the “Her Gifts to the World” collection as a special release for the occasion.  The retail price is $75. It will be available at the brand’s more than 2,000 retail partners worldwide and on the Chamilia website

#WhatsHotNow : The Romance of Railway Travel


This year bebe stores, inc. has embarked on a journey celebrating iconic looks from around the world.


With the romance of railway travel as a backdrop, supermodel Irina Shayk stars in the Be Iconic fall 2015 collection which is a contemporary take on the many expressions of classic elegance.

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Luxurious fabrics and dramatic silhouettes, spin an urban, folkloric story with free-spirited boho shift dresses, sleek midi sheaths, romantic sleeve tops, glamorous outerwear, uniquely detailed leggings and embellished denim.

Design elements channel sumptuous style, from organza overlays, lace appliqué and layered tulle to sparkling sequins, high-shine studs and placed crystals. Tartans and tweeds pop up in fresh, unexpected ways. Deep reds, soft blushes and intense violets heat up the color palette and are juxtaposed against black, white and camel neutrals.

The collection’s last stop is accessories, which feature chandelier earrings, statement bib necklaces, stacked bracelets, sleek pointy-toe pumps, tall boots and handbags textured with quilting, reptile embossing and tweed.



Empowering Latina Culture Through Design, Art & Frida

Mexico Culture & PrideLatin American fashion businesswoman Adriana Pavon is launching Mexico Culture & Pride, an initiative that empowers consumers to own sustainable fashion accessories that will create jobs for the world’s many indigenous cultures starting with the people of Oaxaca, Mexico.

The initiative aims to conserve cultural textile traditions through education and bring fair trade commerce through exhibits to the international market. Mexico Culture & Pride is currently in the first of a three-phase campaign that includes a Kickstarter fundraiser.

The Kickstarter will fund a multi-city collaborative exhibition tour and deliver the first line of supporter-purchased merchandise of the Frida Kahlo-inspired collection.

From now until August 20, supporters of this Kickstarter campaign become co-launchers for Mexico Culture & Pride by pre-purchasing items such as tickets to the upcoming exhibit “Through Frida’s Eyes” and quality accessories designed in collaboration with indigenous groups. A 50% discount will be reflected as a ‘thank you’ to all supporters of this first stage in exchange for their support. “Our promise to you is that every item is handcrafted and designed specifically for you and no two items are alike due to the uniqueness and organic process; all items are fair trade and each one of our items is child-labor free,” says creator Adriana Pavon. “If you replace even one item in your closet with one of our sustainable pieces, you can change the world. We are using Kickstarter because we feel confident there are others that support fair trade fashion. We also want supporters to feel secure in their purchase as Kickstarter will not charge them unless the goal of $10,000 is raised at 100%” she added.

Pavon has not only invested the last two years to Mexico Culture & Pride, but also has put her wallet where her mouth is. “I shifted my life and my career. I don’t have a car. I live on a budget. All my energy has gone into this project. My team and I went to Mexico to meet and work with the people and we documented the whole process to be transparent and share the beauty and importance of the culture, ” she says.

Through her work as a consultant and industry influencer for the past 20 years, Pavon discovered how much mass production has stolen the show as today fashion is dictated by the dollar. She learned that techniques and the environmentally friendly materials utilized by the locals are on the verge of extinction at an alarming rate; this is due to the globalization of textiles that are toxic for the environment and European designers plagiarizing the culture. To reverse that trend, she recruited a top-notch team of high caliber individuals who are passionate about their work and have extensive experience in their field with clients such as Project Runway Latin America, Mexico’s Next Top Model, Chrysler and vast experience in manufacturing top brands you purchase in stores today.

Pavon wants to share her cultural traditions by sharing her journey in the process to celebrate the diversity of the world’s indigenous cultures, which are disappearing from our society at a disturbing pace. Her inspiration for the premier collection, Frida Kahlo, was an iconic Mexican artist whose wardrobe took over the pages of Vogue magazine and her paintings were greatly influenced by this particular Mexican culture and art form.

About Mexico Culture & Pride
Mexico Culture & Pride is an initiative to help preserve the Mexican culture for today and future generations. Adriana Pavon will lead this campaign with the purpose of promoting the culture and quality products for fair trade made by indigenous artisans. The importance of Mexican history will inspire the work of a contemporary artist through a variety of their forms and designs, as well as traditions. Guests will have the opportunity to experience the quality of Mexican culture in an interactive way through photography, video, dance, gastronomy and mixology.

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