Saturday, March 26, 2011

Fashion Writer & Blogger Meet and Greet and launch of 214 magazine@ Top Shop

Ok so I found out about this Fashion Writer and Blogger Meet and Greet @ Top Shop in NYC from one of my former Meetup groups! With little time, I zipped up my Kenly Uggs, put on a huge pendant necklace my mom gave to me when I was younger, and ran out my apartment like a bat out of hell! I hopped on the Path Train, transfer to the F train to see Indigo Clarke, Karen Blanchard, and the launch of TopShop's magazine 214. The things I do for fashion!

Here is what went down at TopShop in NYC


Fashion Writer and columnist Indigo Clarke and Karen Blanchard -blogger of the Where Did U Get ThatThe best thing about this Meet and greet event was the Q&A section. Many bloggers and writer got a chance to pick the brains of Indigo and Karen. I learned tons about how these ladies got their start by doing what they love to do. Very inspirational




Here Indigo Clarke talking about her great article in the new 214 magazine. 214 was launch by Topshop. The magazine was full of great looks for spring 2011.

There were tons of bloggers, journalists, and freelance writers asking great questions about how to attract more readers, what is the best way to get into the forefront of the industry, and more.


Please tell me these are BakedByMelissa Cupcakes! You know I had one, red velvet, so good!




I love this dress, which I believe is from Topshop. I looked for the dress online but it was no where to be found so check out your nearest Topshop store for this dress. Love the Necklace and dress combo!



These platforms shoes from TopShop's Unique collection, very cute. 

At the end of the event,the ladies Karen and Indigo, continued to take pictures with fellow writers and bloggers. They were very nice and dished some great advice for everyone! Side Note: Love Indigo's outfit - the Blue Embroided Pinafore Dress is from Topshop. At the end of the day, the event was really great!

Live, Style, Write
Malanb

    Friday, March 25, 2011

    Flavors.me has Malanb

    I am so happy to announce that I am now on Flavors.me! Yes One site where you can see Heavy on Fashion, Milan Malan Word on the Street, my twitter feed and my writing portfolio! Check it out at http://flavors.me/malanb


    But Make sure you comeback!

    Wednesday, March 23, 2011

    How Independent is your Closet - Accessories-Part1

    I love independent fashion designers. They are fresh and not easily influenced by fashion trends. Today I am going to talk about some of my favorite indie accessories that I found out about via twitter. Yes Twitter! Who would have thought this micro blogging service would lead me to some chic and unique fashion lines from all over the world. The only question I have for you is - How Independent is your Closet?


    Funk Eyewear
    I found out about Funk Eyewear when they started to follow me on twitter. I checked out their website and fell in love. Now I am following them too! Funk eyewear is sick! They are unique and stylish. Though I love the entire line, my favorite eyewear collections are the Sashee Schuster and the Funk Food. Fink Food is just that - funky and stylish frames. The Sashee Schuster collection has a great vintage look. Funk Eyewear is not available in the US. I know I am sad too. I hope that the Funk eyewear will have them available to us Americans in the near future. Some good news - Funk eyewear is in London! So if you are traveling to see Big Ben or would love to shop at Brick Lane Market or Harvey Nichols, than make sure you get yourself some funk eyewear. They are too hot to pass up! For more information on Funk Eyewear please go to http://www.funk-eyewear.com/

    BoutiqueDeBandeaux

    I love handmade accessories especially for hair so had to show some love to BoutiqueDeBandeaux at Etsy.com. BoutiqueDeBandeaux hair accessories have some great piece for headband lovers. I think the entire BoutiqueDeBandeaux is worth buying especially the Fascinator Bridal Natural Hair Wedding Headband. When I renew my wedding vows, I am using this as a veil. I also love the Black White Feather Rhinestones headband. So cute! The entire shop is handmade couture headwear. The best thing about BoutiqueDeBandeaux is that their accessories work with any type of hair. Go and check out BoutiqueDeBandeau at http://www.etsy.com/shop/boutiquedebandeaux



    Shocking Goat

    When I first saw the name Shocking Goat as a follower on my twitter page, I was like WTH is a Shocking Goat but I was pleasantly surprise. Why do I love Shocking Goat so much, the are water resistance, colorful, and the faces of Shocking Goat Watches are interchangeable/fresh swap - see video below:


    Shocking goat has tons of colors available so you watch can match any color scheme. SO check out Shocking Goat at http://www.shockinggoat.com/

    I hope you enjoyed part 1 of How Independent is your Closet - Accessories


    Side Note:I did not receive any compensation for writing this either I do not work for or affiliated with any of these companies. I just love their work and wanted to spread some stylish news to all of you!

    Friday, March 18, 2011

    Tuesday, March 8, 2011

    Galliano's 19



    John Galliano Autumn/Winter 2011: Only 19 Looks and Galliano's line is 92 percent owned by Dior. This make me wonder if Dior will cut Galliano's line completely ? We will see

    Saturday, March 5, 2011

    Fashion + Networking = Open Source Fashion

    Hi everyone, I am happy that I attended the first meetup for Open Source fashion in NYC at the WIX Lounge. There were tons of people who working in the Fashion and Beauty industry. From designers to blogger to Pr execs, everyone was there to network and learn from each other. I got to meet some really great people at the event. I have to say the OS Fashion is one stylish group.



    You probably wondering how I found out about this group, well I found this group on meetup.com. If you are looking to meet new people or to just network, than check out meetup.com. They are full of group in your area. This was Open Source Fashion's first meetup. Which was great because At the meetupHaute Pr CEO - Robin Kassner and FashionStake Founder & President Vivian Weng talked about the fashion and pr industry. These ladies gave some great insight to many independent fashion designers, entrepreneurs and bloggers.




    Here is Robin Kassner, CEO of Haute Pr talking about her company and some tips for all of us trying to make it in the fashion industry.


    FashionStake Founder & President Vivian Weng answering some question from Pavan Bahl, Organizer of Open Source Fashion group on meetup.com. Pavan is starting his own footwear company and had tons of questions for the PR powerhouses.


    After the discussion, everyone was talking and exchanging business cards. Networking is key in this industry.There were tons of folk at this meet up from models to bloggers to designers. It was great to see so many different people involved in the fashion and beauty industry.

    Everyone was very friendly and wanted to learn more about each other and the industry. I meet a few great people at the Wix Lounge in NYC. Until next time
    Live Style, Write
    Malanb

    Friday, March 4, 2011

    The Dior Runway show - Gallino = ?



    According to fashion.telegraph.co.uk, The President of Dior made a wonderful speech regarding the history of Dior and no mention of Galliano was or on around the runway. It is official, The name Galliano was wiped clean from the House of Dior. The Show itself was full of Three Musketeers themed designs and sheer bloomers with bows. Only time will tell when The House of Dior will chose it new designer but rumour has it that Riccardo Tisci will be a shoe in for The House that Dior built!