Leather DIY Inspiration

Spring is finally here but don’t pack up your winter gear just yet…well your leather that is. Leather is in for Spring. Designers such as Alexander Wang, Bottega Veneta, Versace and Rodarte have incorporated leather into much of their Spring collections. Below are some of our favorite pieces that we’re looking to recreate.
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Bottega Veneta Spring 2013 RTW_LeatherBottega Veneta

Alexander Wand Spring 2013 RTWAlexander Wang

Marni Spring 2013 RTWMarni

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Love leather as much as we do? Get inspiration from M&J on Pinterest or check out our website MJTrim.com

Fashion Night Out in NYC 2010

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The goal of Fashion’s Night Out is to celebrate and support the fashion and retail industries with full-price shopping.

So get your comfortable shoes on, call your favorite shopping buddies and paint the town red by hitting up every store and enjoying the exciting and stylish Surprises New York stores are hosting on September 10th 2010. And whether you buy anything or not, it doesn’t matter as long as you’re out there having fun, supporting the Fashion Industry.

Go to Fashion’s Night Out and create your FNO Itinerary list of where you want to be on the biggest night of the fashion industry. Here are some great store events to visit to get you going.

Adidas store Store will host a yoga class for the first 40 people signed up with adidas yoga ambassador Elena Brower. People signed up for the class will receive a free yoga mat. Shoppers can enter to win a free one night stay at The Fairmont Hotel or a private yoga session with Elena. Space is limited, so RSVP for yoga class to colleen.drennen@adidas.com by September 9, 2010. –610 Broadway NY NY 10012 View Website

Alice + Olivia: From 5-9pm – Come celebrate FNO at alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet where we are searching for the next Top Model! One lucky girl will win a chance to be in the alice + olivia Spring 2011 Fashion Show on Sept. 14th! Also stop by to visit the a+o tour airstream + meet the tour girls who will be spinning their favorite road trip tunes! More surpises and details to come!! –80 W 40th Street New York NY 10018 View Website

Ann Taylor will host a “See Now, Wear Now” fashion show with the real women of Ann Taylor followed by a celebrity musical guest performance at the Madison Avenue flagship store. Prosecco will be served throughout the evening, while The 2 Mandy DJs spin. — 645 Madison Avenue New York NY 10022 View Website

ASOS.com: Teen Vogue Block Party Event sponsored by ASOS including full fashion show and live performance by VV Brown. Night hosted by actress Shenae Grimes. Visit http://www.ASOS.com to learn more and to shop! –West Village street block New York NY 10014 View Website

Barneys New York is giving you the chance to shop & mingle with fashion icons: Mary-Kate + Ashley Olsen, Daphne Guinness, Julie Gilhart, Simon Doonan + more! Meet the geniuses: The Proenza Boys, Rodarte, The Rag & Bone Boys, Alexander Wang + more! Participate in fabulously demented activities: Ping-Pong, Karaoke, Drumming, Musical Chairs + more! Greet & meet with fashion icons: Island Records’ Chris Blackwell, Johnny Rozsa + more! Amazing exclusive clothing & accessories: Special edition FNO Alexander McQueen scarf + more! Complete schedule with details at Barneys.com — 660 Madison Ave New York NY 10021 View Website

Bergdorf Goodman will have appearances by: Jason Wu, Mary J. Blige, Nicole Richie Simon Spurr, Thom Browne, Tom Ford, Victoria Beckham. 6-11: 5F Photo Studio 6: Face-Off Makeup Artist Competition With judges BryanBoy, Catherine Malandrino, Hamish Bowles & Trish McEvoy. 7: BG Best In Show: Designer Dogs Take The Catwalk! MC Robert Verdi. Judges Kelly Rutherford, Monique Lhuillier & Tinsley Mortimer. 8: Play With The Pros With athletes Georgina Bloomberg, Joey Cheek, Sarah Hughes & Tim Morehouse. 9: Karaoke! Special host Patrick McMullan.– 754 Fifth Ave at 58th Street New York NY 10019 View Website

Bottega Veneta has Rosario Dawson hosting a cocktail party at the Bottega Veneta store featuring DJ Mathieu Schreyer. There will be an exclusive pre-launch release of the new Brick handbag, unveiled to the press during the Cruise 2010/2011 presentation in May. Bottega Veneta will be partnering with VDay, a global movement to end violence against women around the world, and will donate a percentage of sales from this evening to the charity. –699 Fifth Avenue New York NY 10022 View Website

Maybelline New York will be set up in the Meatpacking District from 6PM-11PM. The first 50 consumers to arrive will receive a limited edition makeup bag created especially for Maybelline by fashion designer Michael Angel. Top Maybelline artists will provide makeovers. Consumers who receive makeovers will be invited to strut their stuff down a mini-catwalk for a chance to win a year’s supply of Maybelline makeup. Spokesmodels Emily DiDonato, Jessica White & Lisalla Montenegro will be on hand to judge this “Sensational Strut.” Spokesmodel Kemp Muhl & Sean Lennon will perform a DJ set from 8PM-10PM.–Meatpacking District 9th Ave & W 13th St New York NY 10014 View Website

Tommy Hilfiger at Macy’s Herald Square will kick off Tommy Hilfiger’s 25th Anniversary celebration, guests will enjoy the ultimate tailgating party with a live musical performance by Grammy award-winning band Train. The first 100 guests to make a $100 purchase will receive VIP access* to the performance and guests with any purchase will receive a copy of Train’s CD “Save Me San Francisco”*. Meet Tommy Hilfiger and Train who will be on hand to sign autographs. (*while supplies last) –151 West 34th St. New York NY 10001 View Website

Vera Wang will make an appearances herself along with special guests at both of her New York locations. Please join Vera at her Madison Ave Bridal Salon from 6pm-7pm. She will style brides and sign copies of any books purchased. Take advantage of our Caudelie ‘spa’ as well as giveaways and special offers. At 7:30 the party moves to our Mercer St store. Vera will host a party with Olympic skating gold medalist Evan Lysacek . Vera and Evan will give dancing lessons to customers a la “Dancing With the Stars”! Join us to enjoy our DJ’s, giveaways, special offers and of course…dancing– 158 Mercer Street New York NY 10012 View Website

Go to Fashion Night Out website to see what other hundreds of amazing and fun events will be hosted on September 10, 2010.

What Are You Wearing This Spring?

 Donna Karan

What are you wearing this spring?  Yes, it is still winter.  However, spring is not that far away; especially with January already coming close to an end.  NYC’s fashion week is also coming up soon.  So to give you a little inspiration, we are posting some amazing outfits for Spring 2010 from some of the world’s top designers.  Be sure to check back often as we update you on the latest runway shows from NYC’s fashion week.

Ralph Lauren

Erdem

Bottega Veneta

Versace

 

Milan’s Menswear Spring ’09

By Milton

Milan’s Menswear Spring 09 shows ended this week. 

Many top designers such as Gucci, Burberry and Calvin Klien displayed their collection for next spring.  Here are few a highlights from the shows.  Also, I’ll keep you posted on the show from Paris which started today.

Neil Barrett

 

Burberry Prorsum

 

 

Versace

 

 

Alessandro Dell’Acqua

 

 

Salvatore Ferragamo

 

Bottega Veneta