New York City Museums Strut Their Stuff

Post by Jolevette

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.

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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Statement Necklaces for Every Occasion, Plus Discount Code

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Close up of the Mirina Collections’ Ryan necklace

I was introduced to Mirina Collections on Instagram. After seeing the gorgeous photos of Mirina girls wearing these beautiful, one-of-a-kind statement necklace pieces, I knew I had to get my hands on them as soon as possible. The items in the collection are not for the timid; they are for the bold fashionista that doesn’t mind capturing the attention of everyone in the room. The best part of these necklaces, is that they are stackable, so you can wear just one for a chic and trendy look or wear multiple to be a complete head turner. If you follow me on Instagram then you have already seen we rocking some of these amazing pieces in the pictures below. Want to snag one of these hot necklaces for yourself. Use coupon code “delia20” for 20% off anything on the website. Happy shopping!

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What are you comfortable saying no to?

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During the winter months legwear is an absolute must, especially if you want to wear stylish dresses and skirts all season to show off your gorgeous legs. Check out No nonsense, a brand that offers super trendy tights, boot socks, slip shorts, leggings and more to make sure that your legs not only look their best, but that you are as comfortable as you are stylish while wearing these essentials.

The brand just released their latest innovation, No nonsense NO Seamless Tights, which features a seamless technology, allowing for a sleek look, so you feel as if you are wearing nothing at all. Plus, your clothes will flow over it smoothly and you don’t have to work about any harsh seams and lines showing through. As part of the new launch, the brand is inviting everyone to answer the question, “what are you comfortable saying no to?” Details below and visit their Facebook page to enter.

Makeup on the weekend? Checking email on vacation? “Too tight” tights? We think there are times when it’s okay to just say no! No nonsense’s new NO Tights allow you to say goodbye to uncomfortable undergarments that ruin your day. So tell us, what are you comfortable saying no to? Upload an image on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #BeComfortableWithNO for a chance to win a $500 American Express gift card and No nonsense prize pack!

Accessories Line Guarantees Exclusivity

Behind every great brand is a unique story, and the same holds true for Spanish brand UNOde50, a line of handcrafted accessories that was developed with the idea of creating just 50 units of each design. Today, the company holds true to this promise of exclusivity by releasing 50 limited edition pieces with each collection.

Each item has a unique and distinctive design, and also features a small padlock icon designed to symbolize the protection of the exclusivity of the number of pieces. Just as unique as the design, are the collection themes which include inspiration from earth and celestial elements.

One of my favorites is the Orbits & Lunar phases collection, which is inspired by the new beginnings and experiences that comes along with each new moon. The designs have been carefully combined with leather and are silver plated. Items in the collection have names such as “Space Crash” and “Out of Orbit.”

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Another favorite is the Stars & Nebulas collection, which has a variety of gorgeous accessories to choose from, some of which include a stunning blue toned faceted prism Swarovski crystal. Fun names in the collection range from “All stars” to “Meteor shower.”

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Meteor shower

Other collections include “Air, Water & Sand,” “Animal Instinct” and “Gold Collection.”

UNOde50 can be found in over 40 countries with more than 100 stores around the world including Madrid, Rome, Milan, Berlin, New York, Miami, Tokyo, Moscow, Panama, Paris. To learn more, click here.

CND for The Blonds Spring/Summer 2016 Nail Art

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Professional nail care brand CND was responsible for 24 gilded nail designs at The Blonds Spring/Summer 2016 Show at MILK Studios in New York. The creations drew inspiration from ancient Egypt and including Cleopatra, the Sphinx and various elements of Egyptology, to compliment the dramatic, avant-garde clothing.

The elite artists of the CND Design Lab Team hand-sculpted the nails and embellishments with CND™ Liquid & Powder and BRISA™ Gel, then added layers of color with SHELLAC™ Brand 14+ Day Nail Color, VINYLUX™ Weekly Polish and CND™ Additives. Royal golden tones ruled the color palette – antiqued, shimmering and expensive – while accents of blue, turquoise, red and green added texture and dimension. Hieroglyphics, snake and crocodile skins, gold-plated wings, draped headdresses and scarab beetles were constructed and embellished with an array of unconventional materials, including feathers, foils, ribbons, chains, gems, jewels and stones. A sarcophagus nail even opened to reveal a mummified pharaoh donning the actual golden locks of designer Phillipe Blond. A result of over 600 combined hours of production, these highly sculptural designs were the perfect accessory for The Blonds’ theatrical collection.

“The CND team never ceases to amaze us with their unique creative vision. If we can dream it, they can bring it to life,” said The Blonds designer David Blond. “The nails are an integral part of our overall story. Seeing it all come to life on the runway is incredible,” added Phillipe Blond.