Thursday, September 29, 2011

Fall 2011 : KWD @ Style Shop F.I.T.

The Style Shop is a student-run boutique housed within NYC's legendary, Fashion Institute of Technology.
This fall marks the Shop's Sweet 16th year in business, selling student work alongside industry pieces and
special vintage items.
Student-buyers select the merchandise ranging from clothing to jewelry,
most of which is handmade.

Knit Wit Design @ the Style Shop:

Hand-made is the definition of my Knit Wit Design jewelry collection, for sale at the Style Shop, a third consecutive season.

My featured items are not only hand-knit but also made from recycled yarns and up-cycled with vintage embellishments.
The first week at Style Shop is off to a great start with some sales already and I can't wait to restock with fresh items for Halloween and the Holidays. :) 

Check out KWD and other
emerging designer brands at
27th street @ 8th avenue, NYC.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Princess Style

Dress Like a Princess

A collection of classic Disney princesses have been featured on Vogue covers by
Coco Perez, celebrating the connection between feminine fashion and fantasy.
This fall, be inspired by princess style daily and even for Halloween approaching.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Circus Couture; a class act

circus in the city ; October 20th - January 8th

circus couture has class

Out with the runways and in with the Big Top at NYC's Lincoln Center. Next month,
the Big Apple Circus will return for its 34th season with a new show, "Dream Big."
The two hour sequence of performances rely heavily on the talents of human actors,
while the featured dogs and horses are "treated as equal professionals."

The Big Apple Circus is a non profit organization behind the scenes,
offering a variety of outreach programs which help the community.

Plan your NYC Big Apple Circus trip online and and learn more.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Fashion Week NYC : Happy Endings

Marc Jacobs closed the curtain on NYC Fashion Week '11, with his show held at the Lexington Avenue Armory in Manhattan. His collection remained true to the common thread this season, expressing recession-chic.

The inspiration; twenties flapper with his own aesthetic reflected in basic silhouettes.
While some perceived the individual garments as "flat", each overall look was uplifted by color and fabric.
Clearly sheer, many runways this season were see-through, further emphasizing the thinness of our skin in a dwindling economy. Fashion Week '11 draws to a close, at least delivering beauty to a time of otherwise uncertainty.


However, Mr. Jacobs had other matters on his mind while his models worked the collection. He was dressing to impress for sure, as he is also in the running to inherit the coveted position of couturier at Dior, which was formerly held by John Galliano. Although true couture is an endangered species of fashion it is the blood which runs through all designers and hopefully Marc Jacobs can replenish it.

Headlines will continue to follow the negotiations to reposition the Dior house on the fashion map and perhaps change the course of couture.

view the full collection

PHOTOS provided by STYLE.COM

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Fashion Week NYC : Best of Betsey (SS12)

NYC Fashion Week is in full swing at Lincoln Center with a back to back list of shows that must go on.
Among these productions so far, my favorite designer, Betsey Johnson presented her Spring '12
collection yesterday at 6pm, providing a live video stream for all to be enamored. Charm saturated
each look that emerged from the keyhole entrance and then down the runway.

Long legs and mischievous bras revealed sexuality, cleverly coated in sugar.
Pink lips and glimpses of femininity are an exciting catalyst to the luscious looks.
A modern day Alice, and every girl with a dream can wear these clothes.

The barbie-doll punk edge is credited to Nicki Minaj for inspiration.

Bold prints and colors deliver impact to the scantily paired, dreamy and elusive sheers.

Floral and leapord unite with shine and shimmer for Spring 2012.

Watch the live video highlights and view the full collection online.


Monday, September 12, 2011

Twin Powers:a fashion tribute

overhead view of the progress memorial in progress, constructed in their shadow (photo taken 6/11)
the exhibit and reserve tickets in advance, online.

The WTC museum opens to the public today, September 12th, 2011.

The beauty of fashion lies within its individuality. Twin looks can reflect as many styles

as the people that wear them, each in a different way. Our twin towers, which stood at
their own heights only one decade ago, no longer grace the NYC skyline.
The spread above was inspired and created in their honor.

Friday, September 9, 2011

The Morning After... FNO11 Report

Last night, the streets of New York City were trampled, stomped and cat-walked by shoppers in the pursuit
of fashion. From midtown to down-town, boutiques opened doors after hours to host the third ever annual
Fashion's Night Out. 

I joined my closest fashion colleagues for our own adventure in Soho. We
ditched the stand-still traffic cab at the corner of Broadway and Spring, and were immediately engulfed by the crowds.

Our first stop: Mango; a European style boutique offering edgy street fashion. Beers in hand, we cruised the store finding several sources for knit-spiration.

A few doors down at Guess Marciano,
we met one of their many muses and watched a guest designer create T-shirts on the fly.

Sephora was packed and pumping as well, with hourly raffles of their newest cosmetic specialties. We also shopped Victoria's Secret, Tommy Hilfiger, H&M, and a few other boutiques on the strip. Many places were at capacity with lines around the corner, like Prada, to name one of the heart breakers.

and so commences yet another NYC Fashion Week.
I look forward to seeing what comes down the runways.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Fashion's Night Out (& mine)

The Look: Boho Business Bombshell

I am ready as ever for Fashion's Night Out, just hours before the kick-off and NYC Fashion Week.
I will be wearing my own adaptation of a business suit featuring a mix-matched sailor-style blazer
and harem pants purchased in Eilat, Israel. The combination is excitingly contrasted, topped with
Betsey Johnson leg-warmers and funky wedges, also purchased in Israel. This look is truest to my
own style and will be paired with a KWD necklace, of course.        See you in Soho...

Friday, September 2, 2011

Amy, You had me at Frank.

Days after the anticipated FNO in NYC, Britain and the world will remember Ms. Amy Winehouse on her birthday this September 14th; the first since her tragic death this passed summer. The singer is famed for her unprecedented musical achievements, profound vocals and one of a kind look. Fashion also took note of her unique appeal, as Amy conquered
the realm of music. Her 50's style get-ups and 60's style do-ups inspired fashionistas world-wide as well as top designers. Karl Lagerfeld claimed her as his muse directly following her record-breaking Grammy wins.
 In 2010 Amy Winehouse had begun designing her own clothing lines for the established Fred Perry collection. Following her death, the family decided to proceed with Amy's clothing lines which will release this season. Her collections extend through next Fall and profits will benefit the Amy Winehouse Foundation which intends to sponsor "children and young people in her name."