Tuesday, September 26, 2017

MICHI Sample Sale - 9/26 - 10/1/17

MICHI Sample Sale
Discounts on women's activewear

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

September 26th - October 1st
Tues: 10am-8pm
Wed-Sat: 10am-7pm
Sun: 10am-4pm

Sleepy Jones Sample Sale - 9/26 - 10/1/17

Sleepy Jones Sample Sale
Discounts on men's and women's sleepwear

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

September 26th - October 1st
Tues: 10am-8pm
Wed-Sat: 10am-7pm
Sun: 10am-4pm

Maje Sample Sale - 9/26 - 10/1/17

Maje Sample Sale

"The elegance to live several lives in one day."

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 26th - October 1st
Tuesday : 9am-8pm
Wednesday-Saturday : 10am-7pm
Sunday : 10am-4pm

Loro Piana Sample Sale - 9/24 - 9/28/17

Monday, September 25, 2017

Macy's Herald Square and Barbour Celebrate the Launch of Sam Heughan's Signature Collection

Macy’s Herald Square invites guests to celebrate the launch of Outlander star Sam Heughan's Signature Collection with Macy’s and Barbour. Heughan is a global ambassador for the brand and created his own spin on some of Barbour’s classic products with his very own Autumn Winter 2017 collection.

The first 200 customers to check-in will have a chance to meet and snap a photo with Sam. Customers can enjoy a fashion presentation of the new collection in the Barbour shop, spirit tastings and light bites. They will also have the opportunity to enter for a chance to win a Barbour shopping spree for up to $1,000. Plus, those who make a $150 Barbour purchase will receive a special gift.


Macy’s Herald Square
Barbour Shop, 2nd Floor
151 West 34th Street
New York, NY 10001-210

BetsyElisa NYFW Beauty Bar

I kicked off New York Fashion Week festivities at the BetsyElisa Beauty Bar on Wednesday, September 6th on the Lower East Side. The event space at 165 Allen Street was the perfect spot for the beauty bar, with makeup and hair stations ready for attending guests. This is my third year at the BetsyElisa Beauty bar during NYFW, and I'm always excited to see Betsy Reyes and Elisa Tallerico and have them and their makeup team do my hair and makeup! 

For my hair and makeup look, I wanted to go with natural waves, a smoky eye and lashes for my evening look. I loved how my hair and makeup turned out! It was just perfect since I didn't want anything too dramatic since I was dressed more on the casual side to go out, in a shirt dress and ankle boots. 

The BetsyElisa Beauty Bar always has professional photography, which I aways appreciate! Thank you to all the BetsyElisa sponsors - Kocostar, Qualitas Candles, FashionTats, Hempz Beauty, Number 4 Hair Care, Still Standing, Spornette, Novex, TIGI Cosmetics and Schmidt's Naturals.

Photos by Amy Sapp for BetsyElisa 

- Kim Weling

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Taoray Wang Spring / Summer 2018 at New York Fashion Week

Taoray Wang Spring / Summer 2018 is inspired by two Baroque musicians - Purcell and Handel presented at the Shanghai Symphony Hall. With the scenery changing from modern Shanghai to the royal palace in London, Wang Tao merges the exquisite Baroque costume into her contemporary designs. 

The palette includes white, black, grey and pinstripes. I especially love use of fringe on the sleeves, back of the blazers, and at the skirt hem for a playful, modern look to suiting. There was also the dramatic belting at the waist and zip detail on the sleeves.

- Kim Weling

Michael Costello Spring / Summer 2018 at New York Fashion Week

Michael Costello Spring / Summer 2018 was set in a secret garden, where humanity and nature intertwine.  The collection focuses on femininity with each model representing sensuality and strength in organza and sparkle. The backdrop of pink roses went perfectly with Michael Costello's gorgeous blush pink tulle gowns. 

I'm used to seeing Costello's collection in a runway format, but previewing his couture bridal collection as a presentation allowed me the time to get up close and admire all the fine details of floral applique, lace, ruffles, draping and beadwork. Along with wedding dresses, Costello presented bridesmaid and reception dresses from mini dresses to long silhouettes, showcased on models of different ethnicities and body types. The gowns and dresses were sexy and sheer, with low cut and high slit styles (J.Lo style). Several blush pink and baby blue dresses would be perfect on the red carpet. 

It was exciting to see the dresses accessorized with handmade Diamonds by kathy ireland® and multi-million dollar pieces from the couture Kathleen Marie Paul Raps New York jewelry collections. The engagement rings, wedding bands, earrings, bracelets and pendants looked absolutely stunning on the models. 

- Kim Weling