Sunday, September 30, 2012

Catherine Malandrino Black Label Spring / Summer 2013

Catherine Malandrino Black Label Spring / Summer 2013 embraces the romantic spirit of the French mixed with timeless American sportswear. The title of the collection, 'Majestic', re-imagines a modern New York woman with an aristocrat dimension.

Sporty meets royalty in French cotton guipure with stretch cotton jacquard, power mesh, suede, stretch leather and geometric patterns. Confident femininity shines through with high-waist pants and skirts paired with sporty blousons and Victorian style blouses. The color palette includes frosted blues, mint greens, powder pinks and pure white. 

- Kim Weling

Lela Rose Spring 2013


Lela Rose Spring 2013 is inspired by artist Jim Hodges, whose colorful and simplistic tone can be seen through voile prints, translucent floral embroideries and faded embossed organza. The collection includes reflected floral and camouflage prints, silver dusted spider lace and guipure lace. The palette consists of ink blue, cool lilac, bright coral and sunflower on tweeds and silk matelasse.

Here's a look at the Spring '13 Lela Rose for Payless

- Kim Weling

Saturday, September 29, 2012

C. Wonder Time Warner Center Grand Opening

C. Wonder held a grand opening extravaganza last weekend at the Shops at Columbus Circle at Time Warner Center. Shoppers enjoyed a carnival-themed day filled with games and a chance to win prizes. The 8,000 square foot flagship store is filled with chic and colorful products including women's clothing, footwear, jewelry, and accessories and home decor.

On September 20th, C. Wonder had invited bloggers for a special sneak peek with an in-store scavenger hunt and shopping fun. Some of my favorite products at C. Wonder include initial lacquer boxes, calf hair zip wallets and monogrammable nylon cosmetic cases/pouches.

                                          Images courtesy of C. Wonder

- Kim Weling

Friday, September 28, 2012

Rent the Runway Sample Sale Starts October 1st

This is one sample sale you don't want to miss, and one of my favorites! Check out some of the pieces I found at last season's Rent the Runway sample sale. I had gone back to the sale a few times, also snagging up two Doo Ri gowns - one originally $2,500 that I got for $200 and another one that retailed for $1500 that I got for $80!

- Kim Weling

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Trinity Place Flagship Store Grand Opening

Toni Francesc is delighted to invite you to the grand opening event of the Trinity Place flagship store at 61 Broadway in NYC on Friday, September 28, 2012, from 11:30am ET through 6:30pm ET, where Trinity Place will offer free live music performance, gifts and contests. Visitors will also be able to receive 20% off all new merchandise in the store.  

Customers will find a special collection exclusively labeled Veneno en la Piel by Toni Francesc, featuring glamorous and sophisticated party and cocktail dresses with a young, feminine style. 

Toni Francesc was selected by Trinity Place Department Stores in their choice of quality brands from around the world, bringing together a mix of modern American and European styles. 

Other brands available at Trinity Place include Goldie London, Miss Patina, Sylvia Lee, Trollied Dolly, Neoclassics, Pact Apparel, Rock'n Royalty, Burkinabe Couture, Matatraders, Thursday Friday, Insight 51, Jones and Jones, Sugarhill Boutique, Leather Satchel, LeBunny Bleu, Oh My Love and others. 

  - Kim Weling

WGACA NY Fall Sample Sale & Astor Place Opening

Prices are 50-90 percent off vintage and the WGACA Ready-to-Wear Collection

Examples of items available at the sample sale:
Vintage coats from $30-150 originally $250-1000
Levi's denim shorts from $25 originally $98
WGACA collection dresses now $75 were 398
WGACA men's shirts now $50 were 198
Western boots now $100 were $350

Customers can expect to find low pricing and amazing products at the new 7,500 square foot WGACA store at 440 Lafayette Street.

Prices for mens and women's outerwear range from $20-$100. Leather jackets range from $30-$150. Scarves, shirts, blouses and t-shirts start at $10. Customers can even dig through a series of customized lucite bins filled with an array of clothing and accessories priced from $5-$20.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Case-Mate Showcase Hosted by Fergie and Common

On September 13th, Case-Mate celebrated the launch of "Right Case. Right Occasion." advertising campaign, featuring Selena Gomez, Fergie and Common. Fergie and Common co-hosted the event, featuring a fashion show with models dressed in CZAR by Cesar Galindo Spring 2013 and accessorized with iPhone 5 cases. A dressing room setting, office and gym showcased models interacting with the newly launched cases. Guests enjoyed a hip hop set by DJ Mia Moretti followed by a special performance by Common. 

Left: Woods Collection, Right: Cesar Galindo
          Tough Series

Above images courtesy of Case-Mate

Here is some video footage I took of Common's performance

- Kim Weling

Monday, September 24, 2012

SPANX / ASSETS Lounge at New York Fashion Week

During New York Fashion Week, I stopped by the SPANX Lounge at The Empire Hotel to what was new for Fall 2012 and preview the Spring 2013 collection. SPANX has always been my go-to for shapewear, from high-waisted panties to half slips. Two of my favorites are the SPANX Skinny Britches skort and ASSETS Red Hot Label Featherweight Firmers half slip. Featured at the lounge was ASSETS Red Hot Label Luxe and Lean High-Waist Thong and ASSETS Red Hot Label Sleek Slimmers tank slip.

What I am really excited for this fall season are the Look-at-Me ribbed, textured leggings, perfect to pair with a tunic and is available in different colors. Swimwear is looking more sexy and appealing, with swim dresses in shirred mesh with piping details, suitable on and off the beach - no cover-up needed. I also love the chic blue cheetah print. If you are looking for activewear, check out the slimming designs on the tanks and camis and be on the lookout for colorblocked sports bras.  

- Kim Weling