NEGRIS LEBRUM: HOUSTON RUNWAY SHOW RECAP

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Negris Lebrum debuted its Fall/Winter 2014 Fashion Collection in high-style on June 12th. This was the first time the Houston-based designer unveiled his collection and the fashion house chose none other than Houston to debut the Fall/Winter 2014. ready-to-wear collection.

The event, which was held at the chic and sleek Modani Showroom, was a night to remember. The over 250 attendees were welcomed with red carpet style flanked by magnificent vehicles provided by the event’s title sponsor, Audi of Central Houston.

Models graced the pristine marble runway dawning Negris Lebrum’s “Le Noir” collection featuring signature dresses, capes,  jackets, top coats, couture and more.

The Negris Lebrum brand describes the collection saying, “the collection showcases the most predominantly used hue in fashion, black. The looks are conservative sexy. The sexiness comes from within. It is all about the woman; her character, attitude and elegance is what makes the collection “Le Noir est Joli” [Black is Beautiful].

Negris Lebrum plans to show its Spring/Summer collection at New York Fashion week in September.

For more on Negris Lebrum and the collection, visit www.negrislebrum.com

FILA & Lemar and Dauley Collaborate for the #MojitoCage

getinline2Lemar & Dauley and FILA join forces to present the co-branded edition of the FILA Cage, nicknamed the #MojitoCage. Lemar & Dauley delves into FILA’s rich basketball archives and selects one of the most prominent street ball shoes from the early 90’s era.  The silhouette re-emerges more befitting for today’s player during the summer tournaments and recreational play.

getinline3The pair pulls inspiration from summer drinks in Montauk and Atlantic waves, which reflects in the mint pigskin suede on the upper with a matching rubber sole, EVA midsole, and memory foam collar for comfort and stylish flare. In addition the interior lining, foot-bed, and back tongue features L&D’s needlepoint floral pattern. Branding on the back tongue sports the words “The Cage” and “Wave Tribe.” In addition, the #MojitoCage features a special hangtag and boxing to commemorate the collaboration.

The pairs will be available Friday June 6, 2014 exclusively on FILA.com and LemarandDauley92.com at 12 noon EST.

Maleficent & M.A.C.

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Disney’s most iconic villain, brought to life in this summer’s epic new film, inspires a limited-edition color collection in specially designed packaging to delight the most demanding of dark sorceresses. Intensely admired for her evil elegance, despite her efforts to instill fear in the hearts of generations, this icon casts a spell of absolute adoration with sensuous shades so wickedly gorgeous, who needs beauty sleep? 

Check out the collection here!

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PREMIERING IN THEATRES MAY 30TH 2014

 

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Valery Kovalska

proof2Designer Valery Kovalska founded her namesake label in 2010 and has since then become a leading figure in the Ukrainian fashion world as well as a developing international talent.

After three years of styling for Russian and Ukrainian television, Valery debuted her men’s and women’s collections at Ukrainian Fashion Week in March 2010. Valery showcased a unique design perspective and focused on original prints and patterns, leather artistry and tailoring. She was then invited to London and Kiev Fashion Week to present her SS11 collection entitled “Professional Suicide”.

proof4Valery Kovalska broke into the European market with her SS14 collection at Paris Fashion Week and has continued to build a loyal international following spanning across cultural lines. Valery is planning her official US launch during NY Fashion Week for the SS15 season.

At the young age of 25, Valery Kovalska has developed a strong brand identity that utilizes luxe fabrics, original prints, handmade knits, and signature leather detailing. Both fashion forward and edgy, Valery Kovalska has created a brand that is approachable yet unmistakably cool.

Valery Kovalska retails from $500 – $2500
The collection includes gowns, skirts, shorts, top, pants and jackets.
See Valery’s lookbook here
Check out Valery’s site at http://www.valerykovalska.com

FASHION ON BROADWAY SOARS ABOVE NYC WITH BOBBY STONE & THE NEW OLD SCHOOL by Nathan James

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Tiffany Mynon, Bobby Stone and Ana Baby. (Darwin Antoine/Grasp It All)

It was an opulent, extravagant affair high above Midtown Manhattan, with the city skyline as a glittering backdrop, as Fashion On Broadway lit up the night over Herald Square.  Presented by Bobby Stone, leader of The New Old School (TNOS), this gala event featured the exciting new looks of designers from Khozi (Ricky Letteen, Priscilla Johnson, and Richard Johnson), Nayburhood Kool Kat (Ricky Letteen, Shalishia, and Buju), Blanche Will of B. Pretty Inc., Uniquely Crocheted Art of Sharon, Smoking Chronicles’ T’Lea Styles, Jeff from IconiCreation, Fashion Whorehouse’s Kim, and Basic Classics’ Anbessa and Deb So Fancy, all of whom showcased their Spring collections.

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Award Winning Producer Amadeus (Darwin Antoine/Grasp It All)

The stars were out in full force, too, with the first lady of French Montana’s Coke Boyz camp, Ana Baby, Multi-Platinum Record Producer Amadeus, R&B Sensation Tiffany Mynon, Hip Hop artist E-Reign (#MoneyCallinForReal), Celebrity Fitness Instructor Charity Lynette of Curvy Chick Fitness, Fyar Everything Clothing, Plus Model/Celebrity Caterer Belizean Flame, Monet Solomon of Phenox Jewels and Celebrity Blogger Jason Bourne all joining the festivities.  The Red Carpet lent the show a real hip-hop flavor, and Cynthia Horner, Editor-In-Chief of Hip Hop Weekly Magazine, Shamika Sanders of thisis50.com/jackthriller.comNeenee Donaldson of Maybach Magazine, Nicole Flores of Full Blossom Magazine/Xponential Curve,  Fiona Brown of loveandfashion.orgKady Chiu, Kadidid.com, Nicole Ferrell of DivaGalsDaily.comBryan of mediaHD and Official Sponsor FGM Magazine were among the many media organizations present.

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Coke Girl Ana Baby (Darwin Antoine/Grasp It All)

Fashion On Broadway began with a Sip N Shop that included  complementary wine with hors d’oeuvres from 3:30 PM to 5 PM. The Pop Up Shop participants “Sweet Treats” by Richel, Kayonne Natalie Co. (Accessories) and “Sweet V” Clothing, began the day by wowing the audience on hand with amazing products.  The event was exquisitely catered by Joe Carter, whose culinary delights included shrimp balls, quiche, chicken enchiladas and mini beef wellingtons, complemented by chocolate strawberries with Hennessy shooters, Moet, and other top shelf brands of champagne. DJ Thunder kept the crowd entertained with a perfect combination of Old School and New School.  The show was also made possible through the efforts of Edo Genius, Juicy Stone, and Druttz.  MNS Media PR, co-CEO Ernest Jackson brought it all together on the red carpet to add to a fashion-forward evening that was unparalleled in style and class.
 
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(Darwin Antoine/Grasp it All)

The New Old School would like to also thank our models: Shawna, Darvell, Enasha, Leanne, Stormy, Shauna, Melissa, Misti, Taisha, Darvell, Rene, Whitney, Camiera, Kenny, Denisha, Tavaura Smith, Zhamedra Thom, Ingrid Gray Rose, Claudia P, Theresa Powell, Annoula Dritsas, C.J., Ashley, Juicy Stone, Sabrina, Marjorie, Belizean Flame, Kenia, Gregory Miles, Nigel Walters, Asher Franklin, Alex, Deanna, Catherine, Destiny, Tinisha, Josh, Jean, EJ, Kenny, Jerome, Ali and all the other models. Special Thanks to our photographers/videographers: Grasp It All, Scripz Carrenton 10 and Infmega Media, for their time and hard work, it truly helped make this event a great success.

Fashion On Broadway shone a bright new light on the Great White Way, and its pomp and theatricality added extra glitter to the shining stars of the garment industry!

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Custo Barcelona Fall 2014 Collection

Photo: Eric Marillier

Photo: Eric Marillier

Custo Barcelona took all of the colors and prints we’re used to seeing for spring/summer and splattered them onto winter fabrics. Wool, velvet, tweed, and fur were all fabrics found on the runway, while hot pink, purple, and green grazed the surfaces of these fabrics in graphic, tribal prints. 

Long brown coats for men and women, some of the coats in a half solid color and half print were definitely surprising. The bright purple aviators some models wore definitely complimented the summer in winter feel the collection was going for. 

The makeup on models was kept simple, with shimmery ivory shadow on the lids and a soft pink gloss on lips. Skin was kept at a dewy finish. The hair on the women models was completely straight with a middle part and short blunt bangs cut straight across the forehead. 

www.custobarcelona.com

Runway looks now on the Memoirs FB site!

Carmen Marc Valvo Fall 2014 Collection

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Punk chic is the easiest way to describe Carmen Marc Valvo’s Fall/Winter 2014 collection. All pieces had mixes of textures like leather calf skin with metallic, velvet with leather fitted snake skin dress with a fur scarf, the entire collection was about mixing different elements to create an edgy, yet classic look. 

For the makeup, models wore a shimmery ivory shadow on the centers of the eyelid, while lash lines bared with a wearable graphic liner. Top lids were lined from the outer half and expanded further for a slight winged liner look. Bottom lashes were also only lined from the outer half extending out a bit. The models faces were kept fresh and natural with a glossy, nude lip. 

The hair was very interesting for this show; pieces were attached to model’s heads creating a fringe cut bang but solely focused on the center of the head. The rest of the hair was pulled slick back into a mid-ponytail with hair bands securing the tail to create a stacked ponytail look. 

https://www.carmenmarcvalvo.com/

Runway looks on the Memoirs FB page!

Alon Livne Fall 2014 Collection

Photo: Michael N. Todaro (WireImage)

Photo: Michael N. Todaro (WireImage)

Israeli designer Alon Livne is no newbie to the fashion scene. He has worked at the fashion houses of Alexander McQueen and Roberto Cavalli as well as becoming the designer for pop artists such as Beyonce for her Mrs. Carter World Tour and Lady Gaga.

The Fall 2014 collection evokes themes from George Melford’s epic silent film, “The Sheik,” treating themes of early imperialism in Morocco, when the privileged of the world – and their beautiful daughters — journeyed across the sea, armed with trousseaus, on an oceanic pursuit of culture and romance.

This season, Livné takes dimension back to the garment, reviving his fascination with art-nouveau and organic-shell-like shapes, now interpreted into elaborate hand-embroidery and intricate beading. Beaded tassels dripping like icicles swirl around silken sleeves; hand-joined Swarovski crystal headpieces net an elaborate cap; sumptuous silks in shades of rich mauve, amethyst, royal blue and cloud evoke an exquisite meditative state.

Livné’s muse this season is the oldest daughter of international royalty, an enigmatic gentle, graceful vision evoking an alluring combination of intellect and naiveté; sincerity mixed with the curiosity of a blossoming sensuality. Fall / Winter 2014 unveils her cross-Atlantic journey into unexplored lands: new countries, and the embrace of her self-discovery into womanhood.

www.alonlivne.com

Check out the Lookbook on the Memoirs FB page!

Saunder Fall 2014 Collection

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Photo: Dan Lecca

For Fall / Winter 2014, SAUNDER was inspired by the 1980′s BBC Miniseries ‘The Singing Detective,’ the story of a pulp novelist hospitalized for a chronic skin condition. While in hospital, our protagonist drifts into feverish dream sequences where he believes he is a Noir detective – soon enough, these dreamscapes overlap with reality, mixing our novelist’s hallucinogenic fantasy with memories of growing up in wartime Britain.

Emily Saunder’s collection explores the overlap of the film noir era with the aesthetic of the 1980s. It combines film fatale silhouettes with both a palette and geometric pattern referencing the 1980s.

The MEGAN ISAACS for SAUNDER F/W14 Jewelry Collection marks Saunder’s second collaboration with the accessories designer, in a capsule where ten new necklaces present film noir through a pop art lens. Using materials commonly found in mass production, such as the use of glitter epoxy to create smoke rings effect, Isaacs marries pop culture with handmade, manifesting the true principles of the Pop Art movement.

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Photo: Dan Lecca

SAUNDER, the contemporary ready-to-wear line by Manhattan-based designer Emily Saunders, can be best described as a reflection of the varied, worldly tastes and temperament of its designer. Saunders infuses her line with global influences, reflecting her early life traveling often to cities far and wide, but always tinges it with an overall flavor of her hometown, New York City. SAUNDER encapsulates the essence of femininity with a quirky eclectic twist, providing beautifully unique clothes for any occasion. SAUNDER is produced from start to finish in Manhattan’s Garment District, holding quality and craftsmanship to the highest standard.

MEGAN ISAACS for SAUNDER: Native New Yorker Megan Issacs grew up in the same downtown Manhattan neighborhood as Emily Saunders, and the two attended the United Nations International School together. Megan mixes her South African heritage and her New York upbringing to create wearable art jewelry line incorporating bold shapes in sterling silver, semi-precious stones and found objects into her diverse collections. Each piece is crafted by hand in the artist’s studio in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, using eco-friendly materials and metalworking techniques.

 

http://www.meganisaacs.com

Check out the Saunder Lookbook now on the Memoirs FB page!

Nautica: Black Sail Fall 2014 Collection

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Images of the frozen tundra inspire a rich mix of modern performance fabrics with luxury and textual elements utilizing digital landscape prints. Icy tones contrasted with deep mineral shades, blending matte and shine, make for a new play on the seasonal palette. Lightweight technical suits offer modern layering versatility – balancing innovation and style. Insulated fur trimmed parkas and functional pants complete a multifaceted collection. 

This season’s Black Sail 2014 collection seems to be a lot of sweater material. Sweater style pants, cropped pants, and shorts with oversized pockets strutted down the runway. Plenty of navy and black with pops of deep red in cable knit sweaters. Gray beanies grazed the heads of the male models and some wore color reflective aviator sunglasses. If you’re looking for a skiing and snowboarding wardrobe, Nautica is your go-to.

The hair on the male models was kept relaxed and unfinished. Looked very carefree with little product in it. 

Check out the Nautica site at www.nautica.com

See the collection on the Memoirs FB site!