New York City Museums Strut Their Stuff

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It may not be Fashion Week, but museums in New York City are having their own fashion shows on display.

I. The Jewish Museum: Isaac Mizrahi: An Unruly History

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“I do everything from a place of love.” This is one of the many quotes from Isaac Mizrahi that has stuck with me since seeing the exhibit devoted to his work at the Jewish Museum this past weekend. From a Yeshiva school in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn to the New York City School for the Performing Arts and the Parsons School for Design, Isaac Mizrahi has chartered his own course and created a truly unique world that combines fashion, art, and performance in all of his collections.

Everything from Mozart to Broadway to the stars of Hollywood has been touched by the genius of Isaac Mizrahi. He has made his mark on the world using vibrant colors, prints, and cuts not only to be worn as clothing, but stand out as works of art, statements, all thoughtful and engaging for both the wearer and the admirer. It is clear from his history and designs on display that there is true love behind every cut and stitch of fabric. Every piece has been carefully thought about and filled with everything this designer has inside his heart. This is the additional touch that makes pieces from his collection extraordinarily special.

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Not only does Isaac Mizrahi design for the stage, the rich and famous. He designs for the everyday woman. Such is the tremendous love for his craft, Mizrahi has designed a line of affordable women’s fashions. He has launched brands with Target and hosts Isaac Mizrahi Live! on the QVC network where exclusive and inexpensive pieces can be purchased.

A designer of all, Isaac Mizrahi is a global treasure and a legend to be counted among the stars.

While the exhibit is not longer available for viewing (it closed on August 7th), you can check out a few selections that I took while visiting the display. You can also watch his documentary Unzipped available to rent on Netflix and on Amazon Prime.

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II. Metropolitan Museum of Art: Manus x Machina

Couture is defined as the business of designing, making, and selling, fashionable custom-made women’s clothing. At the Metropolitan Museum of Art couture is taken to new heights with the Manus x Machina: Fashion in the Age of Technology exhibit. Explore designs from some of the major fashion houses around the world including House of Dior and the House of Chanel.

Electric, eccentric, beautiful, and fashionable do not fully describe the fashions on display in this exhibit. They are not just designs; they are works of art. Take a stroll down the Met Museum red carpet and discover for yourself, the magnificence that occurs when modern machines meet the minds of today’s fashion designers. This exhibit is open until August 15, 2015.

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For more information see the Metropolitan Museum Web site.

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Choosing Jewelry to Match Your Wedding Palette

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What does planning a wedding have in common with cutting onions? No, it’s not that they both make you cry! Like Shrek, they both have layers. Unending layers, it seems, when it comes to wedding planning. And a lot of these layers intersect with one overarching theme: the colors.

There are a couple of items you have to decide before you choose your wedding colors: your venue, your date, and since it’s usually required for the venue, a rough estimate of your guest count.

But that’s really it. Choosing your colors is necessary to make most of your wedding decisions. You won’t be able to buy much or send information out until you’ve at least decided on a general color and theme direction.

One of the most obvious ways your colors will be used is in the wedding party outfits. Your bridesmaids and groomsmen will be living ambassadors of the tone and feeling you want at your wedding. But it can be difficult to accessorize everyone appropriately, making sure they all look good individually, that they all look good together, and that they all look good in your venue. A big part of this comes from knowing which colors to use where. If your wedding palette is only 3 colors, you may want to add a couple of neutral or accent colors to avoid having too much of each of the main colors. It’s important to think about what colors will complement and accentuate your main wedding colors.

Many brides choose jewelry for their bridesmaids as a thank-you gift. It can be daunting to choose jewelry for other people, so here are a couple of tips.

Think about what they will like and look good in.

If you’re providing the Bridesmaids’ jewelry as a gift, make sure it’s a gift they’ll like. Otherwise, you should just trust your bridesmaids to get their own, or go shopping with them. When it comes to earrings, you can think about face shape, or simply pay attention to what type of jewelry your bridesmaids normally wear. Look at photos of them at special events and find something that suits their style. After all, if they feel like themselves, they’ll make your wedding look great.

Don’t go overboard on matching.

We touched on this earlier, but it really can’t be overstated. You went to all the trouble of choosing wedding colors; of course you want to use them. But when it comes to jewelry, you don’t have to have an exact match. In fact, your colors may stand out more if you choose complementary colors rather than matching ones. For example, Pantone’s color of the year is rose quartz and serenity. Instead of hunting down the exact shades of pink or blue you need, think about other colors that look good with that combo, such as gray and gold, as shown in the photo above.

Keep Cost in Mind

One of the top unexpected wedding costs that can throw off your budget is bridal gifts. You want to treat your bridesmaids, but you don’t want to break the budget. On the other hand, if you go too cheap, you may end up buying jewelry that looks tacky and that they’ll never wear again. Look around for deals that don’t sacrifice value. See if there are local artisans who can craft custom pieces at an affordable rate.

When it comes to choosing jewelry, there’s a lot to consider. The best thing you can do is talk to your wedding party about how you want everyone to look and brainstorm ideas about accessories. Whether everyone matches, or each adds their own style to their look, you do have the authority to say no to costume jewelry or flamboyant colors that don’t match your palette. After all, it’s your wedding! Just have fun looking at all the pretty necklaces, earrings, and other accessories for the ladies who will be up there with you on your big day!

Jeriann is a writer from Boise, Idaho. She is currently planning her own wedding, where she will be matching navy blue, mint, and gold. Check out her blog at dairyairhead.com.

Mister Triple X NYFW Recap

Last week, Mister Triple X by Art Hearts Fashion Founder Erik Rosete presented his collection on the final night of Art Hearts Fashion week NYC. With over 30 designers at NYFW and shows in Los Angeles and Miami, Art Hearts Fashion is now one of the largest bi-coastal fashion platforms in the United States and the second largest platform at New York Fashion Week, second only to IMG The Shows.

The Mister Triple X show opened the finale showcase with the “CreationX” collection, the first chapter of the fashion narrative after “One Rose.” The collection featured Adam and Eve printed jackets, camo pants, and the brand’s signature metallic silhouette. NFL Player Rodney Mcleod, Mob Wives star Brittany Fogarty, and social media celebrity Brandon Cole Bailey walked the runway looking chic in the designs.

Accessories were provided by Kenny Kenny Gear and shoes by Femmes Sans Peur by Christina Jean Durante.

Check out some of the photos from the show below.

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NYFW Recap: Pedram Karimi & Rosenthal Tee

On February 14th, iFashion Network and the Council of Aspiring American Fashion Designers (CAAFD) came together to execute a joint sponsored fashion show part of the series of the I’MPOSSIBLE Challenge. The goal of the I’MPOSSIBLE Challenge is to provide a platform for emerging designers who have the potential to become the next big creative moguls in the industry.

Pedram Karimi kicked off the show with his genderless designs, which were featured of muted colors of black, whites and greys and futuristic composition.

Rosenthal Tee’s designs followed and were a stark contrast to Karimi’s, with bright colors and sparkling materials, and classic, sophisticated silhouettes.

Check out some of the photos from the show below.

 

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CND FOR THE BLONDS FALL/WINTER 2016 NAIL DESIGNS

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Nail leader CND created 22 astounding nail designs at The Blonds Fall/Winter 2016 Show at MILK Studios in New York. The nail looks were inspired by 1950s Hollywood glamour but also took on the unusual twist of incorporating whimsical elements of Alice in Wonderland.

“CND’s Winter 2016 trend story evokes glitter glam, dazzling jewel tones and red carpet couture, and this was the perfect opportunity to tell that story with a trippy twist!” said CND Co-founder and Style Director Jan Arnold.

It took over 900 combined hours of production to create the stiletto-shaped nails which featured 3D embellishments and were hand-sculpted with RETENTION+™ Liquid & Powder and BRISA™ Gel, then adorned with SHELLAC™ Brand 14+ Day Nail Color, VINYLUX™ Weekly Polish and CND™ Additives.

The color palette includes shades of opalescent pinks, pearlescent brights and metallic blues, anchored in black patent and fishnet.

One model donned a vibrant bouquet laced with thorns, while another showcased “Eat me,” “Drink me” and “Lick me” cookies adhered with edible glue. Nails were ornamented with unconventional materials like ribbons, feathers, foils, sequins, metal, faux fur and smoke – even crystals and stones created entirely out of nail products.

For visuals, how-tos and behind-the-scenes coverage of CND’s Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2016 designer collaborations and nail designs, please visit the CND Fashion Week Digital Headquarters.

Guide To Solve Common Bra Problems

We’re about to get really personal…and I mean really personal. I remarked to someone the other day that my favorite party of the day is getting home and taking my bra off. As a woman, there’s no greater feeling than releasing the material confining your chest and feeling free. Turns out, I’m not the only one who feels this way. A 20-second Buzzfeed video titled, “What It Feels Like To Take Off Your Bra” has over 700,000 views on Youtube. But, bras are here to stay and when sized correctly, the right one can enhance the appearance of your clothing, make you feel more confident and maximize your, eh-hem, assets.

Bras do come with a lot of tricky nuisances, though. I’ve learned for example, when buying a bra with padding, I personally have to get a size up to avoid the feeling of tightness and suffocation. I also spend an intimate 20 minutes with new bras adjusting the straps so they fit just perfectly.

Below, ThirdLove, a company that boasts a 100% fit bra guarantee, has created an infographic with some “bra-blems” and solutions, so that you can easily solve any issues that prevent you from feeling your best. You’re welcome.
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