Saturday, April 28, 2007

Kate Moss New Clothing Line!

Breaking News--
Bad girl Kate Moss steps off the catwalk and back to the drawing board, starting her own clothing line based on her Bohemian style. Look for the line starting May 1st to be launched in London.

Friday, April 27, 2007

The finer things in life: Chopard event

On Thursday, April 26th, luxury watch, jewelry and accessories company Chopard joined the restaurant The Forge to bring South Florida’s elite together for a gentlemen’s evening of exquisite watches, fine dining, exotic spirits and exceptional cigars.

The intimate event began with a sneak preview of Chopard’s “L.U.C Chrono One,” the concept watch issued for the 10th anniversary of its manufacturer in Fleurier, Switzerland, as well as other fine timepieces from the Chopard collection. Accompanied by Marc Hruschka, President and CEO of Chopard U.S.A, guests enjoyed a lavish steak dinner, Padrón Cigars, Dewar’s 12 Scotch while watching a model presentation by Jikki.

“We are incredibly honored this evening to be given the opportunity to showcase Chopard’s L.U.C timepiece together with the Forge, Padrón Cigars and Dewar’s to an incredible group of South Florida men,” said Marc Hruschka. “Great relationships are formed while enjoying life’s finest things!”

In attendance were Marc Hruschka, President and CEO of Chopard U.S.A; Scott Maroon, Boutique Manager for Bal Harbour and Palm Beach Chopard boutiques; Shareef Malnik, Owner of The Forge; Josh Woodward, Owner of Table 8; Michael Gongora, Miami Commissioner; Louis Canales, South Beach nightlife impresario; Jose Padrón, Owner of Padrón Cigars and Brian Long, Celebrity Publicist.

There are few jewelers in the world whose designs are immediately recognizable. At the forefront of that list is Chopard. For over 140 years, the “World of Chopard” has embraced elegance, originality and individuality. Meticulously crafted in Geneva, Switzerland since 1860, Chopard has distinguished itself worldwide for luxurious jewels and impeccably crafted, high-precision timepieces that embody imaginative design and sophistication.

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Monday, April 16, 2007

Miami Fashion Week

9th Annual Miami Fashion Week(R) Hits Miami April 13-16, 2007
PR Newswire

MIAMI, March 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Miami Fashion Week(R), the official fashion event for the City of Miami Beach and the largest Latin American fashion event in the US, explodes onto the scene with over 70 of the world's most talented fashion designers in women's eveningwear and pret-a-porter, men's wear, jewelry and accessories from April 13-16, 2007. Being held at The Wynwood Pavilion in Miami's new Wynwood Arts District, this spectacular event brings together fashion, beauty, music and art with a crossover of international style and culture from designers, entertainers and celebrities from all over the world including Spain, India and Italy among others.

The four-day event will also include educational seminars on international trends forecasting by Global Purchasing Group sponsored by Lalique, a business panel discussion sponsored by Citibank, moderated by Charlotte Gallogly, President of the World Trade Center in Miami with a variety of international industry leaders including the world's largest apparel law firm; Sandler, Travis and Rosenberg, P.A. and international apparel distributor; IMEX Trading. Also included will be celebrity appearances and VIP after parties at Miami Beach's hottest venues. More than 600 international media representatives from over 36 countries will cover this incredible fashion and entertainment event.

Miami Fashion Week(R) kicks off its festivities with a press conference on April 13th leading into the Lingerie/Swimwear Showcase followed by the Miami Style Showcase featuring the best designers in Miami including Julian Chang, Nicolas Felizola, Frivole, Ana Maria Guiulfo, Leo Koel and Susan Elias.

Attracting an array of the most talented emerging and established designers in the world, Miami Fashion Week(R) will present the latest collections by designers Cecilia Perez, Jeronima Palacio, Monica Bursztyn and John Estrada from Colombia, MLO and Trizia from Argentina, Brazil's Tereza Santos and Aline Alcantara, Panama's Federico Visuetti, Jaime Luna and Edda Gonzalez, India's Suhani Pittie, Paridhi Sahai, Chandni Munjal and Peacock Couture, Mexico's Julia y Renata, Jose Maria Torre, Marvin & Quetzal, Maringo and Samuel Burstein, Italy's Fernando Bustamante, plus many more designers from Spain, Peru, Venezuela, Costa Rica, Peru, USA and the Caribbean islands of Barbados and The Bahamas.

Among other young and talented rising stars, students from A.i. Miami International University of Art and Design and the Universidad Autonoma del Caribe from Barranquilla, Colombia will each showcase their student's designs in separate runway shows.

The Miami Fashion Week(R) Special Guest and 2007 Designer of the Year is Lecoanet Hemant (LH) famed designer duo of Frenchman Didier Lecoanet and Indo- German Hemant Sagar. With a career that began in Paris and spanning over two decades, they have been the recipients of many international awards including "The Golden Thimble Award" for the most creative and Elegant Collection of the Haute Couture season in Paris in 1994 and the "Swarovski Creation Prize of the City of Paris" in 2005, among many others. LH recently relocated to India to set up an exclusive manufacturing and production of the Lecoanet Hemant collections inspired by their years of Haute Couture in Paris, and also manufacture and partially design collections for other prestigious brands including: Kenzo, Ines de La Fressange and Pierre Balmain. Hemant, the menswear designer of the duo will launch his much anticipated men's collection along with the latest women's line at Miami Fashion Week(R).

Closing the week-long fashion celebration will be the star-studded Miami Moda & Music Awards(R) hosted by Candela Ferro and Alfonso (Poncho) de Anda. A variety of fashion and music awards will be presented this evening along with performances by some of the hottest new entertainers in the market.

Official media partners are Terra Networks, USA the world's largest Spanish language Internet portal featuring a Miami Fashion Week(R) mini site with the Mujer Channel, Body Channel, the official Spanish language Fashion & Entertainment cable television partner and producers of a live Satellite Transmission of the MFW top runways and especial programs that will be broadcast throughout South and Central America, Florida International Magazine, Two Mundos Magazine and the event is also supported by various additional media partners worldwide.

Miami Fashion Week(R) would like to extend a special thank you to the City of Miami Beach, the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Tourist Development Council for their continued support of the event over the past nine years.

Miami Fashion Week(R) is open to the public. For advanced ticket sales, schedules, press and buyer's registration, discounted hotel reservations and further information please visit

Beth Sobol of Sobol Fashion Productions, Inc., founded Miami Fashion Week(R) in 1999 to provide a forum offering international exposure for designers from Latin America. During the past eight years, it has developed into one of the world's premier fashion events spotlighting designers from Europe, USA and Canada, the Caribbean, Middle East and Asia as well as the largest showcase of Latin American design talent in the United States.


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Source: PR Newswire

Vidal Sassoon & other hairdressers give homeless a home

Today a giant in the hairdressing world, Vidal Sassoon was once without a home as a young boy during the Great Depression, given by his mother to an orphanage only to be reunited later and given a home of their own by the English government. He started his career as a shampoo boy at the age of 14. Today, this hairdressing guru has a chance to give back to others and he did so following Hurricane Katrina and encourages other hairdressers to do the same. In conjunction with Mary Rector-Gable, he started Hairdressers Unlocking Home, comprised of a group of hairdressers whose goal is to make a difference in New Orleans by rebuilding one home at a time. You can join the cause by donating or by buying a special Vidal Sassoon T-Shirt! To find out more, visit

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Miami Fashion Week hubbub

There is a lot going on in Miami with fashion week here including Victoria's Secret Models, fashion show galore and a whole lotta people! Have you gone to any of the events? If so, please let me know!!

Also, see the new pics of the Miami Hair Show I posted as well as a video reel of some of fashion week. Enjoy!

Sunday, April 8, 2007

Spring Has Sprung: Feminine & Flirty

Colored Lips
Spring has sprung and color is back! The days of nude colors are going by the wayside, being pushed over by colors like coral and red. Even purple thanks to Marc Jacobs, who renewed the Donna Karan phenomeon of previous season.

Pretty and Playful
Springtime is all about romance and being pretty, especially this year. Think volume, whether its puffy sleeves or a tulip skirt.

Belts are still in. I think a scarf is a little softer for spring and a perfect accessory. You can also wrap it around your head to mimic Prada's new turban.
Shorts and pants move upward-- meaning high-waist.

Metallic Passions
Metallic are still everywhere. Pull out your studs, slip on some silver shoes and even light up the night with silver shadows and gold liner. If they do it on the runway, you can do it again. Dramatic, yes! But you only live once! Remember fashion is all about fun!

Walking Tall
Shoes are still platformed, although more elegant and less chunky.

Natural Glow
Keep your makeup fresh and simple, nothing overly done for daytime. Nighttime is the right time for extra glam. I use Napoleon Perdis' Barely Blushing for both my cheeks and lips for a natural glow. It is a bit playful and very youthful as well. And who couldn't use that!

Bright Eyes
Smoky eyes are not necessarily out for Spring, just mix it with some lighter shades--a blue, pink or green mixed with a bronze is an interesting Summery mix!

For mascara, I usually only line the top to avoid a Tyra Banks mishap of creating a doll face look/ Twiggy look. But it depends on what you are wearing. If the retro '60s look is what you want, perfect--especially if using white shadows with black liner. But for most days, I just line the top and use either Giorgio Armani, which pulls the lashes gently outward, lengthening, and Maybelline XXL Volume, which does as it says.

False lashes are also very in. I learned a trick at the Miami Hair Show last weekend-- instead of a full set, use only a few individual lashes on the outside and put them on from underneath rather than on top in order to make them look more natural!

Rose McGowen is red and black and white all over?
Did you see Rose McGowen in interviews for "Grindhouse"??? She was an old- school lash wearer. Haha. I think that is a bit much for everyday wear. I've caught Eva Longoria among others doing the same. It is certainly good for glamour days I suppose. I also have to say that Rose looked a bit older probably because of the stark red lipstick and eyelashes against her ultra-pale skin. Now, I've been known to sport this look once in awhile...We all need a bit of Betty Paige now and again.

But I feel that warmer, more golden tones look more youthful, or even pink--but avoid too much pastel. For a great pink-toned look, check out the Giorgio Armani site. They give step by step instructions on how to acheive the look!

Video posts and radio show

Hi all! Sorry I haven't posted recently. I have been concentrating on my radio show. I encourage you all to take a listen. Just go to and type in fashion and scroll down to Let's Talk Fashion.

Also, I have some videos I would like to put up here and am not sure how. If anyone has an idea, let me know. I also have been unable to post on You Tube.

Thanks for the help!

If you want to be a guest blogger on here, let me know!

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Miami International Hair Show

I attended the hair show last weekend. Did you? It was held at the convention center and they had everything from hair extensions to hair brushes for sale as well as the latest products and hair cutting and coloring demonstrations. They had private classes in separate rooms as well as full-blown extravaganzas on the main stage.

I met a lot of interesting individuals and got half of a spray on tan. Ha! I a going to try to figure out how to put my video on the blog and will attempt to put more info. on individual companies who attended the show as well soon.