Sunday, September 30, 2012

Heavy on Fashion looks at TrendSeeder

 How Trendseeder Came to Be
Launched on July 4, 2012 TrendSeeder is an e-commerce site which provides a platform for up-and-coming designers to reach fashion-forward consumers seeking exclusive limited-edition couture. It presents an opportunity for designers to establish themselves in an industry that has not historically been a champion for the new entrant, often opting instead to perpetuate the standing of the more widely recognized brands and labels. And it provides shoppers everywhere who desire to be on the leading edge of the fashion scene access to exclusive, limited-edition, curated designs that have typically been reserved for a small swath of consumers. Creating an environment for these two groups to connect creates value and opportunities for both parties; a core tenet in TrendSeeder’s philosophy.


A look at Trenderseeder: 
Trendseeder has tons of great accessories for men and women including handbags, jewelry, and eyewear. Here is an exclusive look at some of what Trendseeder.com has to offer


Pyrite Orchestra Necklaceby Melissa Draugsvold


Black Label Leaf Ring from Bombom Jewelry

Mani Electric Avenue Bag by Disco Noir


The Official Launch
This October Trendseeder will be celebrating the official launch of TrendSeeder.com with a Launch Party in New York.Also, in the first week of October, TrendSeeder will be partnering with The White House Project for a great night event at the Bubble Lounge in NY.  The event is called "Go Connect: Uncovering Your Authentic Leadership with Style" and will focus on how personal style can help to create and polish your personal brand. The founder and CEO of TrendSeeder, Avani, will be there to give styling tips and participants will be able to shop TrendSeeder's newest collections.



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Friday, September 14, 2012

Born Again Vintage & Fashion Night Out NJ!

Hello all my fashion divas and gurus! I am so happy to bring you a look at Born Again Vintage Relaunch for Fashion Night Out.  I did not attend this fabulous event. This does not mean you guys should miss out on all the fashionable and sustainable fun. 

Here is a look at Born Again Vintage Re Launch for #FNO show via Press Release.


Born Again Vintage Celebrated Re-launched of Sustainable Couture Shop During Fashion’s Night Out

September 11, 2012 (Montclair, NJ) – Born Again Vintage hosted a sustainable evening of fashion on Thursday, September 6th from 7-9pm as Bridgett Artise re-launched her eco-friendly couture shop with a classic-meets-funky fashion show in celebration of Fashion’s Night Out.

Residents and fashionistas of New Jersey and New York joined together to preview Born Again Vintage’s newly revamped store and clothing line, produced from vintage and recycled clothing and recyclable fabric while enjoying hors d’oeuvres, champagne, and a live DJ.  Jeff Greenfield, star of the Style Network’s hit show Jerseylicious and Nicole Obert, star of Bravo TV’s, Shear Genius, also came out and joined the fun as they purchased items from Born Again Vintage and posed for photo ops with fans.


Allison Snediker, Founder and Designer of Banjo & Bone
(Photo Courtesy of The Hip Event)

The night commenced as guests surrounded the grass-covered runway to watch Born Again Vintage’s exclusive fashion show event displaying the latest designs from Corinthia People Designs, D-List, BANJO and BONE, Beautymarks Boutique, Patoise, Marigold Boutique, STAY by Stacey Angela, Rewynd Vintage and a special showcase from Art Exhibit by Christine Soccio.


Corinthia Peoples, Founder of Corinthia Peoples Designs (Photo Courtesy of The Hip Event)








“Vintage textures inspire me so my collection will always be something that you will not see anywhere else” says owner Bridgett Artise. “People were able to see what is offered at Born Again Vintage as well as learn you can be fashionably sustainable. I couldn't have asked for a better turnout.”

Following the runway show, all but one item showcased during the night was sold out. 


Fashion Show featuring 2012 fall collection from Born Again Vintage (Photo Courtesy of The Hip Event)


Prior to attending, guests were asked to fill out a carbon footprint survey and email in their results. The person with the smallest carbon foot print received an exclusive one-of-a-kind reversible recycled denim/leather bag with an item from the Born Again Vintage fall collection.


A runway look from Born Again Relaunch for Fashion Night Out in Montclair, NJ (Photo Courtesy of The Hip Event)
 

Bridgett Artise is the founder of Born Again Vintage in Montclair, NJ and former partner of Altier 516, who won Best Couture Shop of Essex County by Morris | Essex Health and Life Magazine in 2012.



Bridgett Artise
Owner and Designer of Born Again Vintage (Photo Courtesy of The Hip Event)
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About Born Again Vintage
Born Again Vintage, a clothing line by designer B. Artise is the future of women’s apparel. It is comprised of garments produced from vintage clothing, recycled clothing, and recyclable fabric. Born Again Vintage is a pioneering force in sustainable fashion with designs being sold in boutiques from Soho to Tokyo. Born Again Vintage has appeared on top reality show Jerseylicious and has an A-list clientele including names like Sheryl Crow and Vivica Fox. B. Artise teaches a vintage class at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City and her book "Born Again Vintage: 25 Ways to Deconstruct, Reinvent and Recycle Your Wardrobe" (Crown Publishing) has been reviewed in over 50 different publications such as Nylon and Teen Vogue. The New York Times brands her as a “Vintage Expert”.

About the Designers
Patoise by Sherieka Anglin provides many services in the areas of styling, personal shopping, designing, event coordinating, and costume design. Our team of seasoned fashion and business professionals has experience working with companies such as A&F, Liz Claiborne Inc., & Ebony Fashion Fair. Patoise will be one of the many talented designers featured in Born Again Vintage starting fall 2012; stop by to preview our stylish catalog of carefully selected jewelry and handbags!

Rewynd Vintage began in January of 2009 and is co founded by Schnia Roseberry and Tiffany Smith. We specialize in eclectic vintage pieces for the fashion savvy client. Our vintage clothing and accessories are for individuals that aren't conformed to society trends and seeking a unique profile. We believe in "having expensive taste without the expense."

Corinthia Peoples Designs is an elegant, wearable art jewelry collection that inspires and adorns women's inner and outer sprits with unique one-of-a-kind/limited edition semi-precious gemstones and sterling silver jewelry. The collection speaks to the art enthusiast and to women who revel in being authentic and rare yet classy & passionate. Corinthia Peoples Designs has currently launched its first apparel collection of custom original cuts and fabrics that are enriched with African motifs and textures with a modern day jazz.

Beautymarks Boutique is the ‘go-to source’ for short and long evening wear styles including cocktail dresses, homecoming dresses, prom gowns, holiday party dresses, bridal party dresses and other special occasions.  For more than 15 years Lorraine Morgan’s Beautymarks Boutique has been renowned in fashion for image and pioneering style.  Beautymarks Boutique - The Image You Want.

The D-list by Yolonda Sheffa is a fun and quirky t-shirt company that believes in not creating drama but wearing it! The D-List offers screen printed shirts, vintage finds, and unique accessories. Sooner or later everyone will want to be on The D-List!

BANJO and BONE was established by NJ native Allison Snediker 2011 as a brand reflective of her love for the art of handcrafting, history and culture. Each Banjo and Bone item has been designed and handcrafted by Allison, using combinations of worldly and recycled materials (ex: Sandalwood beads she picked up on a trip to Tibet and vintage 1970's brass chains). The name is derived from her Hound dog, Banjo and his bone.

Old World Living Designs by Lisa La Valle-Finan is a home furnishings company that captures the essence of European style on a flea market budget. Known playfully as the original “flea market fanatic” she decorates using original, vintage, and found pieces. The host of affordable flea market shopping trips to Europe throughout the year; she not only guides her clients through the fleas but shares her knowledge about local culture at the same time with a handy background in cultural anthropology. You can purchase all of her items for your home at Born Again Vintage.

Metal Taboo is an NYC based line of socially deviant metal art that displays and celebrates our arrogance, sexuality, vulgarity, frustrations, and angst. Know thyself.

Christine Soccio, New Jersey based artist, will show her latest work of art, "Born Again" during Fashion Night Out at the Grand Opening of Born Again Vintage. Inspired by the fashions of renowned designer, Bridgett Artise, the 30x40" latex-on-linen painting was created using only recycled house paint.

Marigold Boutique is a stylish fusion of new and vintage materials. Montclair designer Maria Papale’s passion for all things vintage spurred the creation of her Marigold Boutique jewelry line. Collections feature beautiful and authentic vintage findings including antique watch parts, ornate filigree, crystal baubles and glass beads. Unique, wearable, well-priced jewelry with the genuine patina of time.

Stacey Angela, Luxury Swimwear & Resort designer/Fashion personality Stacey Angela is becoming a household name. Her exclusive Stay by Stacey Angela collection has been heralded from the high end fashion center of Japan to boutiques in Los Angeles. Her crochet pieces have been featured in the Miami Herald, Grand Life Daily, Lifestyles of the Authentic and Creative, Lincoln Road magazine, Nylon, Americas Next Top Model, VH-1, Complex mag, VH-1.com, Honey, Smooth, Jewel, Suede, LA Talk Radio, Wall of Style Radio. Her widely attended Fashion for Epilepsy events spread awareness about the illness of Epilepsy while showcasing cutting edge designers and models that have been affected by the malady.

About Fashion’s Night Out
Fashion’s Night Out (FNO) is an unprecedented global initiative originally created in 2009 to celebrate fashion, restore consumer confidence, and boost the industry’s economy during the recession. On Thursday, September 6, 2012, in response to overwhelming demand, Fashion’s Night out will return to New York City and cities across the country to highlight fashion and support retail with exciting events that include designer appearances, celebrity guests, fashion shows and musical performances. Purchase items from the 2012 FNO collection and a portion of the proceeds will go to the New York City AIDS Fund in the NY Community Trust.  In the United States, the program is a collaboration between American Vogue, the Council of Fashion Designers of America, NYC & Company, and the City of New York. For more information visit: http://www.fashionsnightout.com/ or FNO on Twitter at @fnonyc (#FNO).

(Press Release provided by The Hip Event)

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Heavy on Fashion talks to Frankito

Hello all my fashion divas and gurus! I had the chance to talk to a great up and coming actor/model Frankito better known as Frankito the Model. With a progressing career in acting, modeling, and music Frankito the Model will be a name to know in the industry. Here an exclusive interview with Frankito the Model.

Photo courtesy of Tayhyira Savanna Inc.

Heavy on Fashion: How did you get ino modeling?

Frankito:A friend of mines stopped me one day and said "Hey, you should be on TV".  It was pretty much from since then I took a couple photos and Frankito The Model was born.  

Heavy on Fashion:What are your current modeling campaign are you?

Frankito:I am currently a spokesmodel for Hardcore Physique Apparel  https://www.facebook.com/HardcorePhysique?ref=ts

Photo courtesy of Tayhyira Savanna Inc.


Heavy on Fashion:What was the motivation to be in the fashion industry?

Frankito: My motivation is my dreams of becoming an actor, that is where my true passion is.  Still photography and motion picture sort of go hand in hand for me.  I like to be able to portray emotions that can be captured in so many different ways.  Fashion is also very fun and always changing.  Its fun trying new looks and styles.

Heavy on Fashion: Now lets talk about being your acting career. How did you get into acting?What other projects are you working on?

Frankito: After the photoshoot I did initially, my manager thought I should get head shots done as well.  She submitted it just to see what would happen and they wanted me for a short film that was shooting in Brooklyn at the time.  I got to the set and fell in love with the whole film process.  Its is hard work do not get me wrong and it requires patience.  It also sparked my interest in directing and producing my own projects.  I like to use my imagination A LOT and with film you get to do that everyday.  I've worked on several music videos that will be released later this season.  I actually did some green screen work which was really different and fun to shoot.  I am currently auditioning just about anywhere and everywhere.

Photo courtesy of Tayhyira Savanna Inc.


Heavy on Fashion: Where do you see yourself 5 years from now? What steps are you making to make your vision to be a reality?What advice would you give someone going into the industry?

Frankito: I am currently auditioning just about anywhere and everywhere and in 5 years I hope to be filming bigger budget films.  Anyone that wants to be an actor/model or anything for that matter because I think this is just how life works, believe in yourself, work extremely hard everyday to make whatever dream you have come true, never lose hope or doubt yourself, surround yourself with people that will uplift you and never give up.  Dreams can change but they never go away.  I believe that hard work always pays off.
Heavy on Fashion: If you had a chance what would you change about the industry?

Frankito: I honestly think that it is changing as we speak.  I have only been in the industry about one year and a few months and I have had the opportunity to do so much.  I think because the use of social media and the resources on the internet, it is easier to find gigs or find a photographer that will work with you.  I do think there should be more diversity when it comes to race and ethnicity.  I think as a minority I have an advantage being a male Latino but there aren't that many projects available. 

Photo courtesy of Tayhyira Savanna Inc.

Heavy on Fashion: Where can readers find out more about you and your work?

Frankito:You can check out my website www.callmefrankito.com and my blog www.callmefrankito.tumblr.com.  All of my work can be found on my YouTube page www.youtube.com/TheTasterisk (Tahyira Savanna Inc Channel on YouTube).  I am also on Twitter and like to connect with fans there (@frankito2_0)