Last night, Caitlin Kelly, an up-and-coming swimwear designer, held an exclusive preview runway show on the rooftop of 2 Gold Street. Caitlin graduated from FIT and has since designed for Badgley Mischka, Target, AH Schreiber, and was the head designer for Aerin Rose Swimwear. Her line was so well received that the owner of Jordan Taylor Inc. offered her the opportunity to create her own high end swimwear collection. The exclusive preview last night was the result of that opportunity and she will be showing her Spring/Summer 2013 collection again at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Miami this July.
Beauty and elegance, the product of simple forms crossed with opulent execution, describes the Pre-Fall 2012 collection. A fresh departure from Rubin & Chapelle’s design aesthetic in recent years and a nod to their earliest collections. Focusing on elegant eveningwear, the designs are classic at their core, with just enough modern style and sensibility.
The collection is rife with masterfully selected materials and an air of timelessness that will push any budding socialite past the concepts of simple statement pieces and into the realm of fashion-as-art. Design details like sun pleating, circular draping, and pearl edge finishes give unbridled movement and volume to floor-length gowns. Crimson and pink accents add life to the backdrop of an otherwise neutral color scheme.
It's that time again -a succession of Summer boutique sales! This could be the best or most terrifying time of the year, depending on how you look at it. These sales are not for the faint of heart. Or the hoarders. Or those currently in shopper's rehab. We don't condone addictions here at Joonbug! Ok, liability release, done.
So let's get to the juicy part -shopping! And not just ordinary shopping, but deeply discounted designer shopping! Our little hearts sing and our bank accounts groan, but these are sales we just can't pass up. So without further ado, here are a slew current and upcoming designer boutique sales, courtesy of (awesome researcher) Mizhattan.com:
Great shopping most definitely exists outside of New York City. Ciao Bella by Tali is a clothing and shoe boutique in Westchester County that is quickly making its mark as a go-to local boutique. Tali's selection is best described as a mix of chic, edgy, daring, and obviously sexy!
Tali, like most new boutiques started off small but quickly gained popularity and eventually moved shop to a trendy mall in Westchester, NY. Walking into Ciao Bella you feel like you're in a European shoe market. With an array of quality styles, you'll have a hard time not buying the entire store!
CEO/Owner Eddie F. Robinson of New Blak and a resident of Newburgh, NY is up and coming in the T-shirt and accessory fashion world!
Ever since he can remember, fashion has been his calling. Believe it or not but this trendy, hipster, urban, chic, and edgy designer attended an IT college then soon after he joined the military, the Navy to be exact! After receiving an Honorable Medical Discharge EFR then realized he wanted to pursue his most heart-felt dream and that was and is fashion. EFR tells all about his steps, processes, successes, and happiness he’s achieved with his line “New Blak”. Below is our interview!
Fastened your shoe straps and get geared up for the SF Style 2010 Fashion Event and Pop Up Store! The buzz about this fashionable night is filling up the streets and every fashionista’s ear.
The local eco-designer fashion show will take place on November 18th and will have models strutting their stuff from 7:30-8:30 p.m. at the Bently Reserve. But, make sure to get there a little early: suggested arrival time is 8 p.m. There will be VIP tickets on sale for $75, advanced $65; general will be $35, $25 in advance; for you lucky students, $15 will get you in.
Splash Couture, brainchild of self-taught designer Kelly Dempsey, is fashion-meets-self expression. The inspiration for her one-of-a-kind label is captured in its name — “I came up with splash because I love color, I’m inspired by color and I think of 'splash of color'… Texture is an inspiration, as well. I love something more couture, something different with a lot of shape. I like mixing things that wouldn’t normally go together, says Dempsey. "I like to stand out."
Fashionistas, top models and philanthropists will gather on October 7, at the W South Beach for the first annual Miami Style Awards, presented by Miami International Fashion Week. The evening features a presentation of Miami's hottest designers, an informal fashion show, jewelry and accessory designers' trunk shows and luxury silent auction. Guests will enjoy complimentary food , wine and champagne while dancing to music by DJ Frank Delour. Tickets for this event are $75 and proceeds benefit the Miami Fashion Week Foundation. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.miamifashionweek.com.
Located in Somerville's hip Davis Square neighborhood, Black & Blues is a casual-chic boutique that sell skinny jeans, sheer gauzy tops, and a multitude of accessories such as scarves, dangly leaf earrings, and huge, almost scarf-sized necklaces. Black & Blues sells a variety of designer labels, such as Michael Stars, Three Dots, and Red Engine. There is also a decent selection of home accessories, such as candles and jewelry boxes.
The store has been around since 1999, but is often overlooked due to its secluded location, several blocks away from the main square. This hidden gem is definitely worth checking out not just for the great variety of trendy basics (impressive for such a small store), but also for the great deals of the week the boutique offers every Monday, available through the e-mail list at www.blackandbluesboutique.com.
Black & Blues Boutique
89 Holland St
Somerville, MA 02144
Open Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday noon to 5.
- Oak kicks off its 30/40/50 sale: Select merchandise is 30 percent off for a week, 40 percent off the following week, then 50 percent off. Through 7/9. 208 N. 8th St., nr. Driggs Ave., Williamsburg (718-782-0521); M-S (11-8), Su (11-7). 28 Bond St., nr. Lafayette St. (212-677-1293); M-S (11-8), Su (11-7).
- Save on designer shades at Solstice Sunglass Boutique. Spend $125, receive a $25 gift card; spend $250, receive a $50 gift card. Through 7/15. Various hours and locations.