Archive | October, 2010

1000 Words: The Stylish Elite


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Designer Discussion: Sue Wong Spring/Summer 2011 Collection

Dear Pennies, Last Tuesday, I had the pleasure of seeing New York based designer, Sue Wong ‘s Spring/Summer 2011 couture collection for a press preview she held in her showroom in Midtown. The collection consisted of dresses only but in varying lengths. The colors varied from soft pink, to blue, to white, to green, to gold, and […]

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Press Pen: BRAG (Black Retail Action Group) Executive Roundtable and Gala

Dear Pennies, This past Friday, I was able to attend two events hosted by BRAG which stands for the Black Retail Action Group. In the morning, BRAG hosted the Executive Roundtable which was chaired by Diane Freeman. The roundtable featured top executives at fashion brands, entertainment sellers, and grocery brands. The roundtable consisted of moderator […]

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Press Pen: UK Designers Basso & Brooke Use Uzbekistan As Design Inspiration

Dear Pennies, Today, I wanted to drop off another Press Pen post about British designers, Basso & Brooke and their recent collaboration with the British Council in Uzbekistan. Basso and Brooke consists of Bruno Basso and Chris Brooke. They started their fashion label in 2002 and since that time they’ve won London’s Fashion Fringe award […]

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Press Pen: Brioni Show Review

Dear Pennies, After the Domenico Vacca show, another Italian brand Brioni showed their collection. The Brioni brand is known for its menswear although they did show womenswear as well. I liked most of the collection but I’m not sure I’m in a hurry to go out and actually buy it. The pieces were nice but […]

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Press Pen: Domenico Vacca Show Review

Dear Pennies, During Art Week 2010, I saw New York based Italian designer Domenico Vacca’s Spring/Summer 2011 show. I actually got the chance to meet Domenico and his wife Julia at the airport when we arrived in Tashkent. Domenico is very down to earth (which in fashion can be quite rare), and Julia is […]

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Press Pen: Balmain Show Review

Dear Pennies, What does one say about the French couture house that is Balmain? As a fashion blogger/writer, it is my job to critique and study fashion. But, how does one critique the fabulosity that is Balmain? Most of the show reviews I have done for this blog have been emerging multicultural designers. In essence, […]

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Press Pen: Igor Chapurin Show Review

Dear Pennies, As you all know I am currently in Tashkent, Uzbekistan covering Art Week. Two days ago, I had the pleasure of attending the show of Russian designer Igor Chapurin. The show was an amazing collection mostly consisting of dresses although there were a couple pairs of paints and one of my favorite […]

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Press Pen: Art Week in Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Dear Pennies, First off, please accept my sincerest apologies for neglecting you for so long. I have been in the background working to accomplish today’s announcement. Next week, I will be in Tashkent, Uzbekistan covering Art Week. If you’re a loyal Penny, you remember that I covered Uzbek designer, Gulnara Karimova’s Guli Collection during […]

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