Friday, February 25, 2011

MALANDRINO Fall/Winter 2011 Presentation

Catherine Malandrino presented her collection in a beautiful raw loft space in the former New York Times building. The backdrop added some New York drama to an old-world Paris love affair and served the collection well.
I have been working with the Malandrino PR and Design teams for the past month and had the chance to see the collection up close. I especially appreciate all the embellishments and intricate detailing that went into many of the pieces. Embellishment happens to be one of my specialties and I was surrounded by absolutely exquisite beading and embroideries among other luxurious opulence.

This Noir Polka Dot Embroidered Fish Net Dress happens to be among one of my favorites from the collection.  I also happen to be standing off to the side in this photo.
This Long Black Dress is a Malandrino Master Piece of Work with delicate lace entwined and patched among a maze of tubular leather and crochet.
The Mirrored Reflections Skirt was also among my favorites. Worn with Mezzanote Broadtail Jacket with Leather Trim, Emerald Green Chiffon Blouse, Bijoux Collier Handmade Necklace and Noir Basket-Weave Heels.

   Above four images courtesy of Catherine Malandrino.

Among the Beautifully Handcrafted Accessories was this Very Special Paris/New York Oversized Python Tote in Navy, Red and White.  And I love this necklace.

To see more of the collection you can visit Catherine Malandrino's Blog.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

MALANDRINO F/W 2011 - Behind The Scenes

Malandrino's Collection captures the spirit of a chic Parisian woman amidst the rhythm 
of New York.
Some Photos from the Inspiration Wall I had taken at the Design Studio.
Behind the Scenes where you can get a glimpse of all the hard work
that sometimes goes unseen.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

CFDA / VOGUE Fashion Fund Show

 Attended the Show on Thursday, February 10th

The show was held during Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week at Lincoln Center.  
I had an amazing time thanks to a friend who scored the tickets for us.

The show included looks from 
Rodarte, Derek Lam, Helmet Lang, Prabal Gurung, 
Alexander Wang, Proenza Schouler & ended with a Marchesa wedding gown.

American Express sponsored the show and is a continued supporter of the CVFF.
The CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund supports three emerging American designers by awarding one 
first prize and two runner ups with business mentoring & financial grants every year.

Monday, February 7, 2011

IN WILD DREAMS, Vogue Germany


What a Cultural Melting Pot!
I Love the Ethnic-Nomadic influence Mixed within Every Look. The Layering of Textures, Accessories & Prints is Beautifully put together with some Ultra Light Fabrics. I'm Definitely pulling some of my Chiffon pieces out this Winter. 

Model: Liu Wen
Photographer: Grey Kadel
Stylist: Katie Mossman