Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Osklen Sample Sale | 9/19 - 9/24/17

​Osklen Sample Sale 
Men's and Women's Apparel and Accessories

About the Brand
Osklen is the expression of a genuine lifestyle defined by the balance of urban life and natur​e, where the organic and the technological, the local and the global, the luxury and the simplicity, coexist in harmony.

150 Greene Street
(Btwn Houston & Prince Street)
NYC NY 10012
W/R Train to Prince St.
C/E Train to Spring St
B/D/F/M Train to Broadway/Lafayette

September 19th - September ​24th
Tuesday ​ ​: 10am-8pm
Wednesday-Saturday : 10am-7pm
Sunday : 10am-4pm

Parker Sample Sale | 9/19 - 9/24/17

Parker Sample Sale
Up to 80% off Women's Apparel

September 19th - September 24th
Tues: 10am-8pm
Wed-Sat: 10am-7pm
Sun: 10am-4pm

260 Sample Sale
260 5th Ave, New York, NY 10001

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Tenth Anniversary of Supima Design Competition SS18 Runway Show

I'm finally catching up on my New York Fashion Week posts, starting with my first show this season - Supima at Pier 59. You'll notice I was barely backstage this season, not that I was slacking off on shows, I was forced to do less since New York Home Fashions overlapped with New York Fashion Week. The Supima show was a great way to kickoff fashion week, since this season marked the Tenth Anniversary of Supima Design Competition, hosted by June Ambrose. Every year the competition gives young designers the opportunity to showcase their work while highlighting unique qualities of Supima. 

This year's seven finalists in the Supima Design Competition included Lela Thompson, Drexel University, Nancy Hennessey, Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, Abigail Griswold, Rhode Island School of Design, Margaret Kwon, Parsons School of Design, Alyssa Wardrop, Fashion Institute of Technology, Sarah Johnson, Kent State University, and Alexandra Pijut, Savannah College of Art and Design. 

Lela Thompson's collection was inspired by Persephone, goddess of the underworld, with laser cut appliques, including a gorgeous red dress and full length dress in teal with a high neck and slit, covered in laser cut flounces.

Nancy Hennessey's Collection chronicles the "Timelapse of a Rose in the Darkness" exploring structure and sculpt of the rose, including a cocktail dress in black to pink ombre.

Abigail Griswold's collection includes dresses with neoprene piecing, slouchy jumpsuit and a cobalt parka coat. 

Margaret Kwon's collection is an exploration into art, place, color, form, design and aura including a velveteen corset gown in bright pink with a paillette placket, a bright pink duster coat with Swarovski crystal stripes and red paillettes, and a gorgeous gown in lapis blue with red Swarovski stripes and red paillettes. 

Alyssa Wardrop's collection was inspired by the artistry of the filmmaker, involving dresses with hand painting.

Sarah Johnson pulls her collection inspirations from the far East, featuring a velveteen cartridge-pleated top in aqua with rope halter and pleat-gront aqua culottes.

Alexandra Pijut's collection "Conscious vs. Subconscious," dives into the otherworldly with screen printed dresses in chartreuse/tanzanite glen plaid and tartan, lavender hounds tooth, purple tartan, and a jumpsuit in lilac/raspberry tartan. 

At the end of the runway show, Alyssa Wardrop was announced as the winner of the Supima Design Competition. As the winner, Wardrop receives an award of $10,000. 

Designer: Alyssa Wardrop

Above photos: courtesy of supima.com

Designer: Lela Thompson, Drexel University

Designer: Lela Thompson, Drexel University

Designer: Lela Thompson, Drexel University

Designer: Nancy Hennessey, Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising

Designer: Abigail Griswold, Rhode Island School of Design

Designer: Abigail Griswold, Rhode Island School of Design

Designer: Abigail Griswold, Rhode Island School of Design

Designer: Sarah Johnson, Kent State University

Designer: Margaret Kwon, Parsons School of Design

Designer: Margaret Kwon, Parsons School of Design

Designer: Alexander Pijut, Savannah College of Art and Design

Designer: Alexander Pijut, Savannah College of Art and Design

Designer: Alexander Pijut, Savannah College of Art and Design

Designer: Alexander Pijut, Savannah College of Art and Design
Above photos: courtesy of nyfw.com 

- Kim Weling

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Maiyet + Eberjey Sample Sale | 9/12 - 9/17/17

Maiyet + Eberjey Sample Sale
Up to 80% off retail from both brands

About the Brand : Maiyet
“Maiyet is a modern, ethical and luxury fashion brand that partners with
global artisans to incorporate exquisitely handcrafted details and
unexpected fabric techniques into our collections - all sourced globally
and made locally. Headquartered in the heart of downtown New York, Maiyet
partners with artisans in places such as India, Indonesia, Italy, Kenya,
Mongolia, Peru, Bolivia, and Thailand.”

About the brand : Eberjey
E​berjey was born in 1996 from the belief that the layer worn next to the
heart should express happiness, love and confidence­ all the things that
make a woman truly beautiful.

N​oticing a distinct lack of lingerie that spoke to this belief, co-founders
ali mejia and mariela rovito, then colleagues at a global advertising
agency, ventured to fill this void by creating pretty underthings that
flattered real bodies and felt good too.“

150 Greene Street
(​Btwn Houston & Prince Street)
NYC NY 10012
​W/R T​rain to Prince St.
C/E T​rain to Spring St
B/D/F/M T​rain to Broadway/Lafayette

September 12th - September 17th
Tuesday: 10am-8pm
​Wednesday-Saturday : 10am-7pm​
Sunday : 10am-​4pm

Embroidered Top - Vanilla

Sari Pant - Chalk

Shift Dress -  Black

Rent the Runway Sample Sale | 9/12 - 9/17/17

Rent the Runway 
Up to 90% off on gently used designer clothing and accessories

About the Brand: Rent The Runway
"Rent The Runway is a fashion company with a technology soul. Giving people access to remarkable luxury experiences, we're changing the meaning of ownership - and revolutionizing retail in the process."

260 5th Avenue
(Btw 28th & 29th Street)
NYC NY 10001
W/R/6 Train to 28th Street

September 12th - September 17th
Tuesday : 11am-8pm
Wednesday-Friday : 10am-8pm
Saturday : 10am-7pm
Sunday : 10am-5pm

Marchesa Notte Fuchsia Embroidered Cocktail Dress

Jill Stuart Ink Black Shoulder Sheath Dress

Diane von Furstenberg Multi Color Block Dress
Nicholas Plum Column Gown

Veda Jayne Jacket

Milly ice Blue Double Face Wool Slim Coat

Monday, September 4, 2017

Alex and Ani Sample Sale - 9/4 - 9/10/17

Alex and Ani Sample Sale 
Offering Bracelets, Earring, Necklaces, and a selection of their leather Clutches and Wallets for rock bottom prices! 

About the Brand : Alex and Ani
" We are the original meaning makers. Sharing ancient wisdom. Interpreting into modern design. Alive with purpose. Strong and unafraid to speak. Leading the narrative. Carrying light. Impacting communities. Empowering the world."

260 5th Avenue
(Btw 28th & 29th Street)
NYC NY 10001
W/R/6 Train to 28th Street

September 4th - September 10th
Monday-Thursday : 10am-8pm
Friday-Saturday : 10am-7pm
Sunday : 10am-4pm

Travel Essentials: What to Pack for Tulum

I enjoyed my first trip to Tulum last month, and since I tend to overpack, I can honestly say I didn't use half of the items I packed for my trip. My advice: leave your makeup bag at home! It was hot and humid when I was there, so putting on any makeup would have melted right off of my face. All I really used was a lip balm. I like Coppertone Sport since it has SPF 30 in it. As far as skincare goes, I washed my face with a refreshing Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber De-Tox Foaming Cleanser and also brought the cooling Cucumber Gel Mask with me. I also always travel with SK-II Facial Treatment Essence. 

Sunscreen and bug spray is the most important to bring. I went with Coppertone Sport SPF 50 and MDSolarSciences TInted Crème SPF 30 for the face. For bug spray I brought OFF! and used Benadryl  Itch Cooling Spray for any bug bites. Evian Facial Spray comes in handy as a refresher, especially at the beach and hiking at The Ruins. 

Among other essentials I wished I brought: 

  • Extra set of flip flops to wear in the room
  • Extra hair ties. I only brought one with me. 
  • Lightweight rain jacket with a hood,
  • Another set of tank tops and jogging shorts. That was the best to wear for yoga, the beach and hiking. 
  • Tote bag for the beach.I brought my Osprey bag for hiking and the beach but it was super small. 
  • Zip up sweatshirt and leggings or lounge pants - I was freezing on the plane and in the shuttle to and from the resort. 
  • Sleep mask - I own so many of these and should have packed at least one. I had a hard time sleeping the last night I was there because of the storm. 
Packing Tips:

  • Pack sports bras instead of regular bras. 
  • Practical swimwear. I thought I was going to get the worst criss cross tan lines. I was amazed that I didn't get any unwanted tan lines thanks to my Mara Hoffman swimsuit with UPF 50. I didn't know a garment of UPF of 50 only allows 1/50th of the UV radiation falling on the surface of the garment to pass though it. My matching sarong also doubled as a scarf.
  • Definitely leave any nice apparel or dry clean only items at home. Since I stayed in a room with a thatched roof and fans instead of air conditioning, the humidity really sticks to your clothing. I don't know what I was thinking wearing my Helmut Lang t-shirts and Alexander Wang silk shorts! 
  • Cutout rompers and mini sundresses are perfect for dinner. Since I was staying at a yoga and spa retreat, it wasn't necessary to get dressed up. If I was staying at a boutique hotel, I probably would have packed a maxi dress as another option.
  • Don't pack too many pairs of shoes! I brought hiking shoes I didn't even wear. My Tevas with straps was sufficient enough to wear for light hiking. For the most part I either walked around the resort barefoot or in flip flops. 
As for my actual trip, check out my review of Maya Tulum Resort.

- Kim Weling