Monday, May 16, 2011

Heavy on Fashion at the Fashionista.com Panel Discussion in NYC


Hello all my Heavy On Fashion Readers, I am happy that I got the chance to attend the Fashionista.com:  How I’m Making It: What It Takes To Succeed In Fashion panel discussion on Monday, May 9th at the NYU Cantor Film Center.


The panel was full of professionals in the Fashion Industry. Here is quick bio of the speakers at the panel


Skye Parrott is the Photographer and Creative Director of Dossier Magazine.

Katherine Krause is the Editor of Dossier Magazine.

Gayle Dizon is a founder of Dizon Inc. Dizon is an acclaimed production company for some of the best fashion brands in the industry. Dizon Inc, is known for their fabulous fashion shows productions.  

Cindy Krupp is the founder of the Krupp Group. Krupp Group is a public relations agency that works with tons of fashion designers including Chris Benz and tons of companies.

Chris Benz is a well known American Fashion designer and columnist for Fashionista.com.




Gayle Dizon,  Cindy Krupp, and Chris Benz give seriously great advise for everyone going into the fashion industry.


Skye Parrott and Katherine Krause of Dossier Magazine dropped some serious knowledge on the publishing industry and how to keep your business afloat in the recession.



Here is what I learned from Fashionista.com How I’m Making It: What It Takes To Succeed In Fashion panel discussion.

  1. Internships are extremely important! A great internship can lead to the right path in the fashion industry and some serious connections. If you are a bit too old to see yourself as an intern, freelancing is a great way to make connections.
  2. Take risk but make sure they are smart risk.  
  3. Research your dreams and desires. If you want to start any business, know what you are getting into. So research and read up. 
  4. Network your butt off. In the fashion industry, who you know is extremely important. Many people in fashion work with people they enjoy or are friends with. 
  5. Fashion is a social business so get out there and get to know someone. 
  6. Reading is fundamental in fashion or any industry you want to be apart of. The Library, Barnes and Nobles, and Borders should be your best friend.
  7. Image is everything especially online so keep your eye out on how you look on your facebook and on twitter! You are a brand so act like it!  
    I had a great time at the event. This event really helped me to plan out my next move in fashion!
    Side Note: Sadly, the next morning I had a horrible asthma and allergy attack. I was sick for several days. This is why the this post is a bit late but better late than never!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

How Independent is your Closet? - Accessories- Sophia & Chloe



As you guys know, I love independent fashion designers. They are fresh and not easily influenced by fashion trends. So I decided to showcase one of my favorite designers. Today I am show casting a fabulous  jewelry collection called Sophia & Chloe. You probably asking yourself -Malan, How did I find some of these great designers? The Answer: Twitter! You read right-Twitter! Who would have thought this micro blogging service would lead me to chic and unique fashion lines from all over the world. The only question I have for you is - How Independent is your Closet?



 Sophia & Chloe 

OM Gold Vermeil Ring-Photo Courtesy: http://sophiaandchloe.com/ 



When I saw this jewelry collection, I immediately knew that this has to be on Heavy on Fashion. Sophia & Chloe was created by Nathalie Sherman. Nathalie made 6 wearable, chic, and unique jewelry collection that I believe that all my fabulous readers should know. Sophia & Chloe has other wonderful collections like Language of Bangles (a collection full of bangles), Divine Elements (a collection with precious stones and crystals), Oh So Charming (a collection full of Charms), Haute New Baubles, and Here Comes the Brides (Sophia & Chloe Wedding collection).

DOLCE VITA LITTLE NECKLACE WITH MERMAID QUARTZ-Photo Courtesy: http://sophiaandchloe.com/


One of my favorite lines from Sophie and Chloe is Signs of a Good Life. This collection is full of spiritual symbols and inspirational words. Signs of a Good Life collection has some great statement pieces from necklaces to belts. My favorite piece from this collection is the OM Gold Vermeil Ring. It is bold and modern. I love this statement ring. I also love the Dolce Vita necklace.

So if you are looking for some great jewelry than check out Nathalie Sherman's Sophia & Chloe over to http://sophiaandchloe.com/



Side Note: I do not work for or affiliated with this company. I did not receive any compensation.  I just love the collection and wanted to spread some stylish news to all my readers!