Friday, November 18, 2011

Who Are You Meant to Be? :: O, THE OPRAH MAGAZINE

On violinist: Dress and shoes, Donna Karan; Earrings and ring, Judith Ripka; On equestrian: Mary's Tack and Feed; On gardener: Top and shorts, J.Crew; Hat, Helen Kaminski; Earrings, Helen Ficalora; Watch, Breil; Boots, Hunter Boots; On ballerina: Leotard and tights, Capezio; Tutu, Shelly's; Hairpiece, Simantu; Earrings, Mikimoto; Shoes, Block; On knitter: Sweater and pants, TSE; Shoes, Jimmy Choo; Scarf, Edward Joseph; On Baker: Jacket and pants, Chef Works; On cyclist: Tank top, Cannondale from Incycle, shorts Giodana from Incycle, sneakers, Shimano from Incycle; all Gloves, Petal Pusher Bike Shop;   

Dress, Oscar de La Renta; Jewelry, Judith Ripka; Shoes, Jimmy Choo; 

Photography by Robert Trachtenberg
Styling by Cannon
Hair by Louise Moon

Monday, November 14, 2011


Phillipe and David Blond, a.k.a. The Blonds, first met in New York City, ten years ago. Together, they have created a number of extremely Rock 'n' Roll collections that have taken the design world by storm. Featuring glitz, glamour, crystals, sequins, and spikes, their pieces have garnered rave reviews from editors, fashion writers, stylists, and celebrities alike.

Since their launch in 2005, The Blonds have never failed to deliver countless legendary high drama looks, season after season:

The intricate detail in their pieces is immaculate, taking anywhere from weeks to months to create:

Since the beginning, they immediately ignited what has become a dedicated following, including a long list of today's top performers, like Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Fergie, Nicki Minaj, Christina Aguilera, Kylie Minogue, Britney Spears, Adam Lambert, and Miley Cyrus:




Christina Aguilera

Adam Lambert

Kylie Minogue

Nicki Minaj

Miley Cyrus

Their designs have also been tremendously popular in editorial work and film:

 Former Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation grant winners, their theatrical runway shows are one of the most anticipated of New York Fashion Week! 
Here is a look at this year's Playboy sponsored and rabbit inspired Spring 2012 Collection:

Phillipe kicked off the season's show

This gifted duo is truly one of a kind!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Jia :: Unique, Chic, Versatile Knitwear

Jia is a unique collection by the designer Jia Li, who creates clothing for women seeking high quality, chic, and versatility at an affordable price. Throughout her designs, Jia focuses on luxury fashion with everyday function. She achieves this by creating beautiful and memorable clothing that can be easily converted to different styles, for different occasions.

One piece - six looks

Jia Collection's six-way coat is now featured in O, The Oprah Magazine's November issue. It received raved reviews!

The inspiration for the Spring/Summer 2012 collection is Luxury Nautical living influenced by Bauhaus. Each piece in the collection can be converted into at least two different looks!

Jia Li's designs are in tune with the modern women's lifestyle as they make travel packing more efficient and personal styling fun and easy. In this economy, it is great to have clothing with such versatility!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

EDWARD JOSEPH: The most luxurious hand knit scarves in the fashion industry

Edward Joseph is a contemporary designer collection of hand knit scarves by Patrick McDonough. Patrick, a Boston native, lives and works in New York City and East Hampton, New York.  The line is named for his father, yet the true inspiration comes from his mother, Eileen, who hand knit a multitude of sweaters for his entire extended family throughout his life. With a background in fine arts, Patrick is the founder and creative director of PMcD Design Ltd., an Emmy award winning design and motion graphics studio.
McDonough's passion for knitting is founded in the familiar meditation, in the rhythms of color and texture used in creating these one of a kind pieces.
Hand knit in combinations of the highest quality natural fibers, including silk, cashmere, and hand-dyed wool, these simple unique pieces provide more than warmth and protection, they offer up McDonough's focused style in an object both beautiful and wearable.

These scarves are gorgeous. 

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

American Rocker :: Dan Layus :: GUITAR AFICIONADO

With 1965 Rickenbacker 260/12. Grey shirt and 511 grey skinny jeans, Levi's; Rustin 1/2 lined suit jacket and Indianola shoe boot, Billy Reid; Fairbanks hat in moss mix, Bailey of Hollywood.
Left: With his 1968 Gibson ES 345. Slim-fit shirt, double layer notch collar two-button jacket, brown felt rumpled fedora and texture-printed scard tie, John Varvatos; 511 grey skinny jeans, Levi's; vintage boots and belt, his own.

Right: Navy/white-striped Henley, Levi's; navy Irish linen coat, Thom Browne; the Madison Edition timepiece, Korloff.
With his 1968 Gibson 12-string acoustic. Grey-and-white pinstripe Merino wool knit jacket, Black Fleece by Brooks Brothers.
Black-and-white Prince of Whales wool and silk coat, white cotton button-down Oxford shirt, and black-and-white Prince of Wales wool and silk tie, Black Fleexe by Brooks Brothers; button-front waistcoat with contrast raw edge collar detail, John Varvatos; black vintage boots, The Way We Wore. 

Photography by Ari Michelson
Styling by Cannon
Market Editor: Helen Barbieri
Fashion Assistants: Darra Kubera & Chelsea Fitzgerald
Grooming by Kristin Hilton for MAC Cosmetics

Monday, October 3, 2011

Retro Rock :: AUGUST MAN

Shirt by T by Alexander Wang, jeans by Joe's Jeans, wing-tip boots by Black Fleece by Brooks Brothers, hat by Baileys, two-headed eagle pendant and necklace by Lazaro Soho
Left: Bottoms-up shirt, silk tie and leather shoes by Ermenegildo Zegna, relaxed trousers by Carlos Campos, skull bracelet by Lazaro Soho
Right: Button-down shirt and slacks by Black Fleece by brooks Brothers, necklaces and bracelet by Lazaro Soho
Left: Button-down shirt by Prada, leather bomber jacket by Carlos Campos, necklace by Lazaro Soho
Right: Shirt by John Varvatos, jeans by Strategic Business Unit, leather ankle boots by Carlos Campos, necklace and bracelets by Lazaro Soho
Left: Button-down shirt, vest, pants and shoes by Dolce & Gabbana, black suede and bead necklace, rings and skull bracelet by Lazaro Soho
Right: Shirt by T by Alexander Wang, Relaxed Trousers by Carlos Campos, scarf by John Varvatos, bracelets and necklace by Lazaro Soho

Photographs: Nick Heavican
Model: Miles/DNA
Styling: Brendan Cannon courtesy of Judy Casey (
Styling assistance: Erin McSherry
Makeup: Makeup by Jen Myles/Workgroup Ltd. using MAC Cosmetics