Saturday, March 26, 2011

Coming soon: Feng Shui Apparel Collections of CherylAna

You know the instant you look through the lens:  here is a talent, very possibly a great couturier, a game-changer and a trend setter.  The designs involve elegant, classy, stylish cuts, and the collection is a melody of a minimalist harmony, one that emphasizes organic, sustainable natural fibers and yarns, brilliantly crafted into luxury ready to wear garments.  It opens a door in our perceptions of what fashion should be.   With their graceful chic shapes, carefully selected colors and prints, the designs paint a portrait of a sophisticated affectionate woman, who embraces life.  CherylAna’s collection is about simplicity, style, sophistication, sustainability.   Balance, beauty, concern for the environment, health, comfort - her inspirations take her on a path of a conscious artist, who carefully guards the look of subtle elegance, that’s a perfect synthesis of environmental awareness and aesthetic avidity.   Nearly every one of these designs belongs to the coveted designer section whether it be at Nieman Marcus or Sachs, with one exception, it must bear the “organic” label.  

CherylAna's atelier is a social and environmentally reflective company. Made in the USA.  Botanical dyes, low impact dyes or naturally color-grown fabrics and finishings, used in products are not harmful to the environment or skin.  Notable specialty textiles are hand-selected in creating the collection.  Having worked with Cheryl, it's impossible not to share her passion for creating a product with authenticity, environmental conscience, integrity, purity and purpose.   Not to mention, her work won me over!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Diane Von Furstenberg Fall 2011

NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 13:  Diane Von Furstenberg Fall 2011 Collection Presentation by Yvan Mispelaere during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week on February 13, 2011 in New York.

Collection Highlights:

Diane Von Furstenberg Fall 2011 Collection by Yvan Muspelaere came together as a display of casual riches and warm comforts.  Beautiful saturated colors, soft fabrics, bold art deco patterns - all created a look of casual confidence, wealth and comfort.  The look of casual luxe was a heartwarming pallet of  playful colors, eccentric prints, and "mini-me-forget-me-not" accessories.  

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Britt Maren, at Michael Kors FW2011.

Britt Maren

Top newcomers for SS2011 according to were:
Arizona Muse
Britt Maren
Daphne Groeneveld
Theres Alexandersson
Iris Egbers
Bambi Northwood Blyth
Hailey Clauson
Julia Saner
Maddie Kulicka
Marcelia Freesz
Melodie Monrose

Who will go the distance?  
Well, I've seen a lot on the runways of FW 2011 and was most impressed by Arizona, Daphne, Theres and Britt.  And while Arizona and Daphne are already easily recognized during their second season, I am intrigued by the charming elegance of Theres Alexandersson and am taken aback by the classic perfection of the reserved Britt Maren and hope that both will emerge as top models of our times.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Carolina Herrera Fall/Winter 2011

Frida Gustavsson
Frida Gustavsson in rust abstract print organza walks runway at Carolina Herrera Fall/Winter 2011 runway presentation during Mercedes Benz fashion week in New York on February 14, 2011


Texture detail of turquoise silk faille and amethyst liquid striped strapless gown worn by Kristi Pyrhonen 

Magdalena backstage

amethyst silk and wool organdy trench gown and amethyst velvet belt


Hair: Orlando Pita at Orlo Salon for Morocanoil
Make Up:  Diane Kendal and the MAC pro team
Manicure/Pedicure: Creative Nail Design
Shoes: Manolo Blahnik for Carolina Herrera
Belts:  Bennett Liberty
Gloves:  Shaneed Huxham
Stockings: Wolford

1) Constance Jablonski  2) Sigrid Agren  3) Karlie Kloss  

4) Kirsi Pyrhonen  5)  Frida Gustavsson  6) Edita Vilkeviciute

1) Frida Gustavsson  2) Britt Maren 3) Patricia van der Vliet 

4) Olga Sherer 5) Magdalena Frackowiak 6) Constance Jablonski