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NYFW Borough Jumping – Alexander Wang to Show in Brooklyn

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Posted on January 15, 2014 by

New York Fashion Week is fast-approaching and the designers continue to scatter. The latest designer to switch locations is Alexander Wang and he didn’t just decide to choose another location in Manhattan, he chose another borough. Wang gave his 5 p.m. spot to Joseph Altuzarra and decided to cross the East River to Brooklyn to present his fall collection at the Duggal Greenhouse located at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. It’s not a big deal… it’s just another borough that’s slightly more difficult to get to. Muah-ha-ha.

A Look from Alexander Wang RTW Spring 2014

A Look from Alexander Wang RTW Spring 2014

Wang’s not the only designer switching it up. Diane von Furstenberg and Michael Kors haven’t turned their backs on Manhattan, but they have decided to show at Spring Studios in TriBeCa versus The Theatre at Lincoln Center. Additionally, Vera Wang is taking her collection to the Dia Center for the Arts in Chelsea.

The Fall/Winter 2014 collections seem to have brought on the urge to try something new in 2014 for many designers. Whether it’s the costs, the overwhelming (and random) attendance at Lincoln Center, or just the desire to mix things up, designers seem to be growing weary of the fashion week madness. We see no issue with scattering shows across New York City, but we are interested to see if the tactic will ease the current situation.

See you in Brooklyn!

via WWD

Guide to Spring – Eyewear

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Posted on March 21, 2012 by

Linda Farrow and The Row 18 C3 - $390.46

Yesterday was the first day of spring and inspired by the sun’s determination to spread it’s warm rays and bid farewell to a confusing winter, we sought out our resident label-queen Melissa for eyewear suggestions that will stylishly block and welcome the rays.

Our favorite is the Linda Farrow collaboration with The Row that includes the popular rounded frames like the ones on the left.  Beyoncé was seen wearing a pair while toting baby Blue Ivy.

You will also find collabs with Agent Provocateur, Dries Van Noten, Alexander Wang, Prototype by Yohji Yamamoto, Raf Simons, Matthew Williamson, Veronique Branquinho and Eley Kishimoto.

Below, for your viewing pleasure, our top ten picks (scroll down for more details):

1. The Row – Oversized Curved Square, $442

2. House of Harlow – 1960 Julie, $125

3. Mosley Tribes – Hillyard, $230

4. The New Lanvin Eyewear Collection – Available in stores and online this spring.

5. Shwood – Neskowin ZEBRAWOOD, $135

6. Alexander Wang – London Sunglasses, $355

7. Balenciaga Sunglasses, $375

8. Ray-Ban – Aviator Large Metal, $145

9. Persol Sunglasses, $360

10. Raf Simons Moulded Aviator Sunglasses, $270

 

 

Meet Jackie F

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Posted on February 16, 2012 by

Name: Jackie Fischer

Title: Talent Acquisition Executive, Freelance

Location: New York, NY

Recruiting specialty: Freelance

I became a recruiter because … I love helping people and have a good eye for talent

Favorite designer: Alexander Wang

Celebrity crush: Ryan Gosling

Favorite place in NYC: Central Park (I live across the street)

Best interview tip: Always do research on the company before you go!

Favorite accessory: iPad – can’t live without it

If I could be an animal I would be … Giraffe (I would be a bird because I want to fly but I hate birds)

Dream vacation: Fiji or anywhere in Italy

Sweet or salty: Sweet

In my spare time I … Play pranks on Malicia with Catie and decorate desks for birthdays

Fashion or Beauty Tip: All black is always flattering

Favorite item in my closet: Alexander Wang studded bag

Restaurant I would recommend: L & B Spumoni in Brooklyn – best pizza ever

Favorite music artist/band: Adele, Maroon 5 … hard to narrow it down

Favorite quote: “90 percent of us don’t have good voices, doesn’t mean we shouldn’t sing.” (I made that up myself when I was told I can’t sing by the freelance desk)

Meet Amanda R

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Posted on January 31, 2012 by

Name: Amanda Ritchie

Title: Talent Acquisition Executive

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Recruiting specialty: Fashion Design, E-commerce, Retail and PR

 

I became a recruiter because … I was so intrigued to learn more about fashion and I love networking

Favorite designer: Alexander Wang

Celebrity crush: Ryan Gosling

Best interview tip: Be honest, confident and do not chew gum!!

If I could be an animal I would be … Giraffe

Dream vacation:  Tour Europe

Sweet or salty: Sweet

In my spare time I … Shop, go to the beach, make jewelry, anything out door related, and I love reading and watching movies…

Favorite music artist/band: Drake, KOL, Mariah Carey, Rihanna and  Florence + the Machine

Favorite quote: “Don’t waste your days, not doing what you dream to do.”

 

Meet Melissa

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Posted on January 25, 2012 by

Name: Melissa Rosa aka Honeybee

Title: Account Manager

Location: Born in the Bronx – and stomping my platforms in NYC

Recruiting specialty: Luxury, contemporary, premium and street

I became a recruiter because … I am a social guru – I love getting paid for connecting my talented fashion friends with each other

Favorite designer: Right now … Alexander Wang but I am designer whore – I will cheat lol

Celebrity crush(es): Reggie Bush & Channing Tatum

Favorite place in NYC: Meatpacking and my luxury hotel suite sleepovers @ Gansevoort, The Dream, Rivington, Soho House, Mondrian SoHo

Interview horror story:  I had a guy interview with Fendi and when they were not interested in moving forward with him he wrote a long letter to their VP of Human Resources about all the things wrong with their company

Best interview tip: Do not speak negatively about any previous employers

Favorite accessory: SHOES

If I could be an animal I would be … A LION – the boss that lays in the shade and gets anything he wants

Dream vacation: Paris/Milan fashion week

Sweet or salty: I am like a sour patch kid – 1st I am sour then I get sweet

In my spare time I … Play with my 9 year old son Jaden – teach him the roots of being Swanky – and of course collect shoes

Favorite item in my closet: Red bottoms

Restaurant I would recommend: Buddakan and Dos Caminos

Favorite music artist/band: I love Hip Hop

Favorite quote: “She who dies with the most shoes wins.” – Honeybee

Meet Shana

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Posted on January 18, 2012 by

Name: Shana Penczak

Title: Retail Talent Director

Location: New York, NY

Recruiting specialty: All things RETAIL

I became a recruiter because … people needed me

 

Favorite designer: Changes seasonally

Celebrity crush: Henrik Lundqvist

Favorite place in NYC: My bed

Interview horror story: Don’t hit on your interviewer. Don’t put your feet up on the interviewer’s desk. Don’t be an hour late. If you must sneeze please turn away.

Best interview tip: Don’t forget to SMILE!

Favorite accessory: A wrist full of bracelets that make too much noise

If I could be an animal I would be … A Koala.  But the ferocious kind.

Dream vacation: Anywhere secluded and on a beach

Sweet or salty: Pretzel M&Ms

In my spare time I … Work  more.  Sleep.  Shop.

Fashion or Beauty Tip:  Zipper stuck?  Run a pencil eraser along the teeth of the zipper.  Deodorant stains?  Those gray foamy things that come on hangers will take it right out.  Red wine stain on your fav dress?  White wine will make it seem like it never happened.

Favorite item in my closet:  New Alexander Wang bag, any Loeffler Randall boots and whatever my latest cozy sweater is

Restaurant I would recommend: If I told all of you I wouldn’t be able to get a reservation

Favorite music artist/band: Regina Spektor. Bright Eyes. Dave Matthews. Jeff Buckley. Pearl Jam. The Decemberists. Elliott Smith. Janis Joplin.

Favorite quote: “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain