Monday, August 29, 2011

Heavy on Fashion : A look at Lumete Eyewear


Hello all my fashion confidantes! I have a great new label to show to you today. About a few weeks ago I attended a great little networking event called Cocktails & Shades: An Evening with YPI & Lumete Eyewear. I had a cocktail, meet some new people but that best thing about the event was the Lumete shades.  Everyone who attended the Cocktails & Shades: An Evening with YPI & Lumete Eyewear had a chance to try on and ask question about Lumete Eyewear. After speaking with Clara Herrera, Co founder of Lumete Eyewear and trying on several styles, I was hook.  

Here are some photos of the Cocktails & Shades: An Evening with YPI & Lumete Eyewear!

More photos of the event are available on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/HeavyonFashion



Celebs who don Lumete Eyewear: 

Dita Von Teese -American burlesque model, artist and actress

LA CARMINA - pop culture/alt/Japan author, blogger, TV host & consultant

Sherri DuPree Bemis- singer, guitarist and lyricist for the rock band Eisley







Here another look at Lumete Eyewear!  



You can check out more from Lumete Eyewear on their website at http://lumete.com/ 


and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/Lumete



Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Heavy on Fashion - The Fall Preview Party at Neiman Marcus in Paramus,NJ

Hello all my fashion confidants! I have some serious fashion fun for all of you. A few weeks ago I was invited to a Blogger's Brunch at Neiman Marcus in Paramus, NJ. It was tons of fun and I received a killer gift bag. Well in those lovely giftbags was a invite to see the latest fall fashions hitting Neiman's! Fashion and freshly made hors d'oeuvres, How could I say no.  I saw some serious style coming down the aisle of Neiman Marcus. So without further ado, here is The Fall Preview Party at Neiman Marcus!


Oh so Lady Like



I had a feeling Houndstooth was going to be a popular print for the season. Loving this look, very Fifth Avenue.  The coat is by Trina Turk.



Tweed, Tweed, Tweed! 




Love these shoes but I can not get over the printed tights that I saw throughout the show! 


I love this Cape. It is from the Rachel Zoe collection that just arrive at Neiman's. So Fabulous! I have a feeling that capes will be making an appearance this fall.  








Color Blocking and animal prints are here to stay well until next year at least! The studded Valentino bag was a nice touch. The dress is by DKNY.



Monday, August 22, 2011

Heavy on Fashion is The Official Sponsor of the LC MAG Party for Fashion and Charity Event ***





I have some Killer news for you guys! I am proud to announce that I will be sponsoring the LC MAG Party for Fashion and Charity with Lifestyle + Charity Magazine and co-host NYC designer, Lauren GabrielsonThis boutique party event + fundraiser is all about fashion and supporting City Harvest. City Harvest has been serving New York City for over 25 year and is the world's first food rescue organization, dedicated to feeding the city's hungry men, women, and children.

 So come on out and see Fashion and Charity meet on September 22, 2011.
Tickets are available now at http://magparty-lauren-gabrielson.eventbrite.com/

Friday, August 19, 2011

Heavy on Fashion at the Pure Case of Sassiness 24 Blogazine's First Cover Release Party

"Pure Case of Sassiness" 24 Blogazine's First Cover Release Party was a fab event at the White Rabbit in New York City! Though the party goers had a great time, everyone came out to bring awareness to PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome). PCOS the most common hormonal disorder in the United States, affecting 1 in l0 women. Some the proceeds from the items sold at the Pure Case of Sassiness benefited The Jewish Hospital's Cholesterol and Metabolism Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Jewish Hospital's Cholesterol and Metabolism Center is only of few medical facilities that specializes and cares for women battling with PCOS.

Here is a inside look at Pure Case of Sassiness 24 Blogazine's First Cover Release Party!



Yumnah Najah Designs




Yumnah Najah was there to support a good cause and to showcase their beautiful hand painted earrings. You can check out Yumnah Najah's Hand Painted jewelry at http://www.yumnahnajah.com







KB. LuSH and Bella Harris of Vintage Lollipop lent their fashion talents to a great cause. KB.LuSH made exclusive denim cuff for the event  and Bella Harris design some adorable crop tops for the party!  

Check out KB. LuSH denim cuff for PCOS at http://24blogazine.com/24b-closet/







Kantara Crafts was also at the event with a  array of beautiful rugs from Morocco.  Kantara Crafts is a proud member of the Fair Trade Federation, help women in Morocco ti develop their own business, and promote education and for women in Morocco. 



There were 2 cosmetic divas at the party too. Lipstick Manifesto was giving makeup tips and makeup! The first 20 people to arrive received a sample of Lipstick Manifesto's lipstick.  

Glamorous CHicks Cosmetics were also in the house as the Makeup sponsor for this event! Glamourous Chicks Cosmetics had a glamourous assortment of beauty goodies including eye shadow, blush, and more! 




The delicious cupcakes were provided by Kissing Cakes. You guys know that I could not resist and I am happy that I didn't! They were yummy!  

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Heavy on Fashion Events: A Style Doubter goes to IFB Conference..Help!



I just brought my ticket for the IFB Conference and I am so excited! The only issue is, what am I going to wear. I mean I am a fashion/beauty blogger after all and I do not know what I am going to wear? How crazy is that. 

When it comes to my own wardrobe, I am a style doubter. You probably wondering what a style doubter is? It is when you doubt or criticize everything you wear. I mean I am a chronic style doubter, I usually change my outfits at least 3 times before I leave the house. I know that is a problem! Until I get over my seriously self diagnosed style doubter syndrome, I am going to leave the choice up to you. Yeah you! 

 For the next 3 weeks I am going to post some potential outfits and you guys can vote on what I will wear for the IFB Conference in NYC! 


Live,Style,Write
Malanb

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Heavy on Fashion: Style Flash

Amy Winehouse collection is a go! 

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The Amy Winehouse fashion collection is going to be release according to Fred Perry. The designer has received the OK from the Winehouse family and promised that the new A/W 2011 collection is everything that we will expect and more.  The royalties and fee that Amy would have received will be donated to the soon-to-be-established Amy Winehouse Foundation. What a great idea! 

As soon I heard about this I headed over to Fred Perry website and I have to say I am loving the use of houndstooth throughout on the collection. Very Amy indeed. Check it out here!


FNO, Vogue, and Polyvore is a match made in fashion heaven 

Fashion Night Out is less than a month away and some serious fashion news is coming to all Polyvore fans! Polyvore is holding a crazy good contest for all you digital stylists. There will be 3 themes that center around FNO, from “Fall Wardrobe Essentials” to “What to Wear on FNO” and “Dress a Style Icon for Fashion Week. The celebrity judges will be Blake Lively, Alexander Wang, Grace Coddington. 

The person with the best fashion sense will be declared the winner! The winner of the Polyvore/FNO contest will win a trip with a guest to NYC to attend a photo shoot by Vogue magazine and a tour of the infamous Vogue fashion closet!  This contest starts August 15 and ends September 8th, so make sure you sign up and get your digital SLR cameras ready! 

Go here for more info on the contest in detail


Project Runway Allstars

All your fabulous favorites and not so fabulous designers are back for Project Runway Allstar! Yes the All Star show is on and look at the cast, I see some drama occurring. Dare I saw it will be more
interesting than regular Project Runway. 

So what will one lucky former contest will win, Here is a rundown: 
  1. An exclusive designer’s boutique in select Neiman Marcus stores and on NeimanMarcus.com,
  2. $100,000 dollars in technology and office space to help grow their business from HP and Intel,
  3. $100,000 cash from L’Oreal Paris, 
  4. a feature spread in Marie Claire 
  5. Guest editor for one year for Marie Claire 
  6. Sewing and embroidery studio provided by Brother International. 
Here is the list of the Project Runway Cast
  1. Austin Scarlett (New York, NY) Season 1, Fourth Place ( #TEAMAUSTIN!)
  2. Kara Janx: (New York, NY) Season 2, Fourth Place
  3. Elisa Jimenez: (New York, NY) Season 4, Tenth Place
  4. Rami Kashou: (Los Angeles, CA) Season 4, Runner-up
  5. Sweet P/Kathleen Vaughn: (Pasadena, CA) Season 4, Fifth Place
  6. Jerell Scott: (New York, NY) Season 5, Fourth Place
  7. Kenley Collins: (Brooklyn, NY) Season 5, Second Runner-up
  8. Gordana Gehlhausen: (San Diego, CA) Season 6, Fourth Place
  9. Anthony Williams: Season 7, Fifth Place (He is doing a great job as the stylist for VH1's Single Ladies)
  10. Mila Hermanovski: (Los Angeles, CA) Season 7, Second Runner-up
  11. April Johnston: (Savannah, GA) Season 8, Fifth Place
  12. Michael Costello: (Palm Springs, CA) Season 8, Fourth Place
  13. Mondo Guerra: (Denver, CO) Season 8, Runner-up (Great talent! He should have won Season 8)


Thursday, August 4, 2011

Heavy on Fashion: A Look at ImaniLia Designs

Hello all my Heavy on Fashion confidantes. Today I am happy to present a great new designer line called ImaniLia Designs. Imani Whyte is the fashionable and creative mind behind ImaniLia Designs. Born and raised in Harlem, NY Imani began designing and making clothes at the tender age of 10. After graduating from Savannah College of Art and Design with a Bachelor in Fine Arts in Fashion Design, Imani developed ImaniLa Designs. Today Imani created a great clothing line and branched into other areas in fashion including Couture, Evening Wear, Handbags, and Hair Accessories. 


Today I am going to show one of my favorite collections from ImaniLa Designs called Royal Jungle. The use of African prints and other tribal patterns with the combination of bright colors makes this collection is a summer must.  I fell in fashion love with this 2010 collection. 

Here is a glimpse Royal Jungle by ImaniLa Designs. 



Photography credit to: Matt Borkowski - www.mattborkowski.com


For More info on ImaniLa Designs, 
Go to ImaniLia Designs Official Page at http://www.imanilia.com/
and 
Make sure you swing by ImaniLia Designs Twitter Page at 

Monday, August 1, 2011

Heavy on Fashion at Blogger's Brunch Hosted By Neiman Marcus

Hello all my Heavy on Fashion readers, I am so happy that I had the opportunity to attend the Blogger Brunch Hosted By Neiman Marcus at Garden State Plaza Mall in Paramus, NJ. Some of the hottest bloggers in New Jersey including the members of the New Jersey Beauty and Fashion Bloggers from Meetup.com were invited to this elegant brunch.  I had the chance to meet some many best bloggers that New Jersey has to offer and the staff of Neiman Marcus in Paramus,NJ. 


The Rotunda at Neiman Marcus in Paramus, NJ was beautiful. The table setting was clean and stylish. The view on the Rotunda was beautiful. It is a great place to have a brunch with friends. 

 



Neiman Marcus set out a great Brunch for all the fashion/beauty bloggers. The Yogurt Parfaits were great. 




Jean Scheidnes is the Social Media Managing Editor of Neiman Marcus and the woman behind Neiman Marcus twitter account. Jean gave us some great info about Neiman Marcus' blog and exclusive news on what to come!  

Next time you are on twitter tell @NeimanMarcus hello.


Check out all the fabulous Blogger of New Jersey! Such a stylish group. So many great fashionistas in one place is always a good thing.

I am the tallest one in the back with the blonde braids and the black rimmed glasses! For the event I wore a white praire skirt, blue tank, my trusty brown & tan espadrilles (the only pair of heels that I can walk in), my brown & tan leather belt, tons of silver bangles, my silver and copper medallion necklace, and my brown leather bag.    



The Ladies of Neiman Marcus! 

Jean Scheidnes (Social Media Managing Editor at Neiman Marcus) 
Lynne Vreeland (PR Manager for Neiman Marcus)
Kimberly Kaufman (PR Coordinator for Neiman Marcus) 



After all the fabulous brunch all the invited bloggers received an exclusive tour of the store. So here are some fabulous photos of the luxury, beauty and fashion that only Neiman Marcus can show. 




If you are a shopper of at Neiman Marcus you probably notice all of the fabulous artwork through out the store. Well thank the co-founders of Neiman Marcus, Herbert Marcus for that! Herbert Marcus was huge art lover and believe that Neiman Marcus should have not only wonderful clothing but also wonderful artwork.