Friday, August 31, 2012

Fashion's Night Out (FNO) 2012 in NYC

As Fashion's Night Out invites continue to flood my Inbox, I've narrowed down some of my favorites, including the WooliteWashed Boutique, Sephora, Fossil, Georg Jensen and Joy Gryson. What are you doing for FNO on September 6th?

Woolite is launching NYC pop-up shop, WooliteWashed Boutique, with celebrity host Cat Deeley and Style Expert Jacqui Stafford, as they honor the most-celebrated night in fashion with cocktails, shopping and entertainment provided by DJ Spinna.

All Day SEPHORA wants to you to celebrate beautifully all day long! Visit any of SEPHORA's 15 Manhattan locations where you will enjoy refreshments, makeovers, music and free gifts from many of the amazing brands available, like Bobbi Brown, Kate Somerville, DKNY and more! SEPHORA artists and brand experts are on hand for Express Services to get you ready to rub shoulders with fashion's finest.



At the Fossil Times Square store on 47th and Broadway, from 6pm to 9pm, Erica Domesek will host an exciting DIY project using iconic Fossil keys to create bag charms and color blocked key necklaces. In addition, the first 50 customers who arrive to the Fossil Times Square store during the event will receive a complimentary small leather good from Fossil valued up to $54.00.

Fossil will also celebrate Fashion’s Night Out at it’s other two New York City locations at Herald Square and 5th Ave with engravers on site from 6pm -8pm to do complimentary personalization to Fossil jewelry and watches.


All evening, Georg Jensen will be delighting customers with complimentary signature cocktails and a live DJ performance by DJ Arisa and beauty gifts from Danish brand Ole Henriksen (while supplies last).

Joy Gryson is pleased to announce the opening of her first flagship store, by Joy Gryson, in her beloved TriBeCa neighborhood. The opening will be officially celebrated this Fashion's Night Out. The store will carry Joy Gryson's collections including Gryson, Olivia Harris by Joy Gryson, Capsule and her latest launch, IIIBeCa.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Columbia Sportswear Drainmaker



Columbia Sportswear Drainmaker shoes have been my alternative to wearing long rain boots in the summer and into the fall season. The functional, fashionable and comfortable Drainmaker has allowed me to battle through thunderstorms and large puddles in NYC. My Drainmaker shoes in Wind/Fuschia/Rose look great with leggings or jeans, but can also be worn with a dress or skirt, to and from the office.

The Drainmakeris a hybrid shoe that combines the lightweight comfort of a running shoe with the quick-dry capabilities of a water shoe. I was looking for a shoe I can easily change out of and into a pair of 4" heels for those daytime previews or after-work events, without worrying about carrying bulky rain shoes or getting drenched in flip flops or flats.

Features include breathable open cell mesh and durable TPU toe cap, a Techlitemidsole with built-in drainage ports in the heel and forefoot to allow water to instantly escape, fully drainable footbed and a siped, lugged outsole for extra traction made with Omni-Grip® Wet Grip rubber.

For those weekend trips away from the city, the Bug Shield Sporty 1/2 Zip in Wind matches perfectly with the Drainmaker. It features built-in Insect Blocker technology® and Omni-Shade UPF 50 sun protection.


- Kim Weling

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Lucky Brand Fall 2012


Here's a look at Lucky Brand's Fall 2012 ad campaign, shot by world-renowned photographer Alasdair McLellan. The campaign, entitled 'See Denim Differently' features supermodels David Gandy and Magdalena Frackowiak.



I'm always looking for a new pair of skinny jeans with a slender, slim fit, like Lucky Brand's super stretch Charlie Skinny and Cate Stacked Skinny in colorful washes and feather and lace prints.

In addition to new denim fits, Lucky Brand Fall 2012 goes tribal with striking ikat and scarf prints on tie-front blouses, Mayan tops and pleated tanks. Animal prints are back for fall in cheetah, leopard and snakeskin prints. The fall collection also features 70s inspired peasant tops, lace and crochet detailing for a vintage feel and boho chic fringe crossbody and hobo bags.

Jewelry includes tassel and multi layer necklaces, peacock and owl pendants, chandelier and stone drop earrings, stackable rings and adjustable slide knot bracelets.

For shoes you'll find everything from sparkle or printed flats and colorblock wedges to western-inspired and biker booties and tall boots in distressed leather.



















- Kim Weling

Friday, August 24, 2012

Sir Ivan's La La Land New Single and Video Music Release Party


Last Saturday was my first outing to Sir Ivan's Castle in the Hamptons, dubbed the "Playboy Mansion of the East Coast'.

Electro-pop recording artist Sir Ivan welcomed guests at La La Land in celebration of his new single and music video release on his Peaceman, featuring a special performance by Sir Ivan.

Attendees were dressed as exotic animals and creatures for the jungle-themed party, as they enjoyed hors d'oeuvres and dinner catered by Kutsher’s Tribeca, champagne and open-bar, merry-go-round rides and poolside lounging.

I loved the party palace decor, bug carts, heated pool and friendly atmosphere. Sir Ivan really knows how to throw a party!

Sir Ivan and Ramona Singer





Images courtesy of zimbio.com, Mike Coppola / Getty Images

- Kim Weling

American Eagle Outfitters / Aerie Fall 2012


My favorites from American Eagle Outfitters Fall 2012 include neon midi shorts and jeggings in highlighter yellow and purple dot print, as well as the eyelet bib blouse, feather light dolman t, lace t a basic black blazer, pleated skirts and polka dot, ikat, brushstroke paisley and floral scarves.

Aerie Fall 2012 has a multitude of bras including lace bustier and vintage lace bandeau styles, snake lace and bold colors like avocado, sorbet and teal. The knit bodysuit and fleece pant are perfect for lounging, while the colorblock and pattern sports bras can be paired with the flare leg slim gym pants to get your workout on. The red lace viscose tank, short sleeve henley, lace dolman t and grey-animal print leggings are also must-haves.





















- Kim Weling