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  • Day 6: MBNYFW Fall 2012 Collections

    By Michal Upchurch on February 15, 2012
    Today’s Fall 2012 Collections at MBFW were phenomenal.  J.Crew’s mixed prints, Vera Wang’s “Sheer elegance”, Dennis Basso fabulous furs, Norisol Ferrari’s “ferocious femininity” and Badgely Mischka’s sensual designs are all must see videos. Naeem Khan’s Indian inspired collection featuring a blend of ancient artistic techniques had everything that I adore in a collection; class, sophistication with a bit of edginess and a […]
  • Day 5: MBNYFW Fall 2012 Collections

    By Michal Upchurch on February 14, 2012
    “Hollywood glamour” should be the overall theme for Day 5 of MBNYFW as I imagined several celebrities on the red carpet wearing the designs of Reem Acra , Jenny Packham, Carolina Herrera, Bibhu Mohapatra and Zang Toi. Celebrity glamour met fun for Betsey Johnson’s A/W ’12 collection while Carlos Miele’s approach to his designs were sophisticated “Latin/tribal inspired” looks featuring bolero hats, […]
  • Day 4: MBNYFW Fall 2012 Collections

    By Michal Upchurch on February 13, 2012
    Bright colors, glitter and glamour were all the rage for Day 4 of fashion week. Now if you mix in fiery reds, hot pink, magenta and dazzling greens with an element of leather you have the makings of Tracey Reese’s and Diane Von Fustenberg’s Fall 2012 collections. Sprinkle in some sparkle, edge and a few dramatic high low dresses, you […]
  • Day 3: MBNYFW Fall 2012 Collections

    By Michal Upchurch on February 12, 2012
    Day 3 presented some beautiful fall collections from the designers at fashion week. In a perfect world, I’d purchase Mara Hoffman’s entire collection. The prints, maxi dresses and sheer caftans were everything. In typical Lacoste fashion, the team brought fun and chic active wear while Son Jong Wan and Jill Stuart focused on silk floral, glitter and sheer fabrics. Speaking […]
  • Day 2: MBFW Fall 2012 Collections

    By Michal Upchurch on February 11, 2012
    While I appreciated the artistry & glitter & structure in Rebecca Minkoff’s Fall 2012 collection, the furs & knits featured in Brandon Sun and the everyday appeal of Charlotte Ronson and Rebecca Taylor, one collection that had my fashion senses tingling was Nicole Miller. I loved viewing the patchwork leather, leopard fedoras, bohemian accessories and everything in between walking down […]
  • Day 1: MBFW Fall 2012 Collections

    By Michal Upchurch on February 10, 2012
    As the videos came streaming in from the first day of MBFW, I was pleasantly impressed. Nicholas K’s Fall 2012 collection was a mixture of grunge and “Old Wild, Wild West” while Candela brought an element of  elegant boho chic to fashion week. Honor and Tadashi Shoji collections were sophisticated and red-carpet worthy, two favorites. Chadwick Bell reminded me of a flirty […]
  • Corey Lynn Calter Fall 2012 Collection

    By Michal Upchurch on February 10, 2012
    A colorful Fall 2012 collection presented during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week by LA designer, Corey Lynn Calter. A first installment of many collections that will be featured during fashion week.
  • Made in Africa: Jewel By Lisa Spring 2012 Collection

    By SP on September 27, 2011
    It was great fun to watch the Made in Africa Arise Show at NYFW live from my computer. Job well done to Arise Magazine for making this possible. Hope you have enjoyed the designers featured. We are finishing off with Jewel by Lisa. The first brand/designer to embellish the ankara fabric (printed) with sequins, swarovski crystals and beads. Her use […]
  • Made in Africa: Lanre Da Silva Ajayi Spring 2012 Collection

    By SP on September 27, 2011
    Another favorite from Made in Africa Arise Show during NYFW,  LDA also known as Lanre Da Silva Ajayi is known for her structured vintage pieces. She mostly draws inspiration from 40s and 50s couture. I love her use of lace here. The color palettes, embroidered pieces and shapes are beautiful. My favorites are (1st row – pic 3 & 4), […]
  • Made in Africa: Asibelua Spring 2012 Collection

    By SP on September 27, 2011
    Today, we are shining the spotlight on three of our favorite designers that showed at NYFW Made in Africa by Arise Magazine. It is important to note that all the designers were outstanding and creative. However, we are featuring the three that stood out most to us. Starting with Fati Asibelua, who’s signature design aesthetic mixes traditional African patterns with […]