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Monthly Archives: February 2012


What an Oscars night!  The evening’s winners were pretty predictable but who ruled the red carpet? Some of my usual favorites disappointed me last night! (Emma Stone, you’re so lovely – please do not wear another gown with an overpowering neckbow, ok?)

Here’s our top five picks from the night.

Michelle Williams in Louis Vuitton 

Orange you glad Michelle wore this? I personally love the color and peplum detail is very on trend. Michelle, you looked lovely.

Gwyneth Paltrow in  Tom Ford

Have you noticed a resurgence of coats and jackets draped over the shoulders? Some of today’s street-style stars have been spotted rocking this trend. Gwyneth knows where it’s at! The minimal silhouette from Gwyneth is no surprise but her cape adds that extra pizazz.

Octavia Spencer in Tadashi Shoji

Congrats to Octavia Spencer on her Best Supporting Actress win! She looked picture perfect in her Tadashi Shoji embroidered gown.

Jessica Chastain in Alexander McQueen

There are a lot of people on the fence about this outfit but I liked this look. The noir and gold gown was a beauty and it was way better than Chastain’s boring ensemble from the Golden Globes. Maybe the dress was a bit bold for her, but I like that she took a risk!

Milla Jovovich in Elie Saab

One shoulder gowns are usually not my cup of tea but Milla Jovovich looked stunning in this Elie Saab number. Perhaps, I’ll give a one-shoulder dress a try?

What were your red carpet favorites?

Visit us at Sole Commerce, Booth 2105!

We just got back from Vegas and we’re off to another show! Come by our booth at Sole Commerce to preview our Fall 2012 collection! We have lots of exciting new silhouettes and amazing new prints!

Sole Commerce, Booth 2105 (Level 1)
The Javits Center
New York, NY

February 21, 9AM – 6PM
February 22, 9AM – 6PM
February 23 , 9AM – 5PM

The Manhattan Fashion Insiders Guide | by Carole Sabas

The Paris of Fashion Insiders was written by, Carole Sabas, the New York correspondent for French Vogue a couple months ago to critical acclaim.  Sabas, a native Parisian, was constantly providing tips on the City of Lights to visiting friends and colleagues.  She decided that it was time to put all her handy information into a convenient source. She enlisted French Vogue’s beauty director, Frédérique Verley, and ten friends, including Le Figaro’s Virginie Mouzat and stylist Christopher Niquet to help compile the list, which she describes as “efficient snobbery. Made in Paris by stylish, down-to-earth, don’t-fool-me fashion insiders”.

It was only a matter of time that Sabas would put together a handy New York reference book! Sabas partnered with some of New York’s best creative types and tastemakers for The Manhattan Fashion Insiders Guide: A Private and Friendly guide in stores now. This edition features “trendy raw restaurants & new casual diners, juices gurus & compelling Japanese cantinas, trendy yogas (capoeierayoga), chiropractor of the stars, best $30 asian rubs… PLUS: inspired healers, cosmetic acupuncture, chic chic manicure for supermodels, safe eylashes extension parlors … & our special nights in Doyers st (the new hot spot Winter/Spring 2012)”.

We’re happy to announce that The Manhattan Fashion Insiders Guide includes hot spots and tips from our very own Creative Director, Ce Ce Chin!  Carole asked Ce Ce to share her insights on the gems in Chinatown!  Ce Ce lives in an apartment handed down from her great-grandfather, who was an old time gangster named Black Lips. As Ce Ce says, “He’d be rolling in his grave if he saw the expensive cocktails being served at Pulqueria, or the woke up to the thumping bass from Le Baron, that’s basically in my backyard”.    Well now, as the Fashion Insider book says, Chinatown is a “whole new center for nightlife this season”.

The book can be purchased at the McNally Jackson Bookstore website and is also available at their bookstore located at 52 Prince Street between Lafayette and Mulberry. If you’re in Paris, it will be available at colette at a later date.

All proceeds go to It Gets Better, the amazing organization helping LGBT youth. To learn more about what else you can find in The Manhattan Fashion Insiders Guide, check out the New York Times feature.

New York Fashion Film Festival | February 2, 2012

Posted on by Kristina

The second annual New York Fashion Film Festival kicks off tomorrow night at the SVA Theatre in New York. The festival seeks to investigate the new, evolving genre of fashion film and explore its influence and impact on the fashion industry. The event will feature a screening of selected fashion films to be followed by a panel discussion on the nature of the genre and it’s growing relevance to the world, and business, of fashion moderate by Glenn O’Brien.

The best part is that it’s free and open to the public.

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