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HELEN YARMAK WINTER 2020

TV Host Cognac Wellerlane poses for a photo-op with Muscial Student Eden Chen at Helen Yarmak Winter 2020

HELEN YARMAK WINTER 2020

Helen Yarmak International and Lang Lang International Music Foundation presented an evening of Fashion and Music during NYFW

The event presented young pianist Eden Chen of Lang Lang International Music Foundation and Helen Yarmak Winter 2020 Collection on Thursday, September 12 at 6:00 pm at the Crown Building in Midtown Manhattan.

I had the chance to chat with both Child Prodigy Musical Student Eden Chen and Leszek Lukas Barwinski-Brown, Chief Executive Officer

Lang Lang International Music Foundation.

Leszek Lukas Barwinski-Brown revealed, "In 2008, our organization set out to change the face of music education. Our goal was to educate, inspire and motivate the next generation of music lovers and performers. With your support, we have not only achieved that, but we continue to do so on a larger scale than I ever imagined possible.

We are growing and bringing the magic of music everywhere we go. I have always believed that music has the power to make the world a better place, and with the Lang Lang International Music Foundation®, we strive to achieve this every day.

Thank you for joining us in our mission, to change the world with music. As my dear friend, Lang Lang, says “When you give a child the gift of music, you give a child the world!”

As mentioned the event took place at Helen Yarmak International's showroom in the Crown Building.

“Helen Yarmak brings an extraordinary background to her work as an artist creating jewelry. She earned a doctorate in mathematics and worked as a mathematician for many years. This required a type of thinking known to involve the left part of the brain. Creativity, such as designing is found in the right part. She has brought these two diverse skills together in a powerful combination of precision and imagination in all of her unique collections.”

“She has used Paraiba Tourmaline of incredible size and quality in a setting that makes the stone appear to float weightlessly above its ring.”

“Her work is fresh, unexpected and inspired by her choice.”- NEW YORK POST

“Helen Yarmak has become one of the leading designers.” - THE NEW YORK TIMES

The main sum of her success is the analytical mind of a doctor of science and the purely feminine desire to be beautiful, different from all the others.” - HARPERS BAZAAR

“Sensational. Like many of her pieces, her designs let you wear the furs in half a dozen ways, inside and out.” - DEPARTURES

“Inspired by the arctic cold and snow, played with volume, proportion, color and construction of fur to deliver chic, sophisticated statement pieces.”

“It’s synonymous with fashion and integral material that marries luxury with unparalleled depth and creativity.” - WWD / The Runway Report

For more information please visit https://helenyarmak.com/ and for more informatiom about Lang Lang Foundation please visit https://helenyarmak.com/

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Beverley Olivacce Spring Summer 2020 Collection 

Beverley Olivacce Spring Summer 2020 Collection 

TV Host Cognac Wellerlane interviews Fashion Designer Beverley Olivacce at her Spring Summer 2020 Collection during NYFW

Fashion Designer Beverley Olivacce previewed Spring Summer 2020 Collection during NYFW

on September 11, 2019 at Marmi Shoes 519 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10022.

The collection highlighted the glamorous career woman who summers in the South of France and the Hamptons! White denim was the highlight of the show. The looks gravitated from white classic jeans with sexy jackets and sequin tops to complement the looks taking you from the shores of a Souhamptons yacht to charity gala in Bridgehampton.

Beverley Olivacce Brand reveals, "It's all about you," designed for the fabulousness in you! It's all about your style, your energy, and creating unique collections which embody everything you need to stir up the magic!

Her collection is a luxurious, timeless, elegant brand that will always have you looking on point for all of your social soirees.

She continuously create the most exciting range of sizzling styles, that include glamorous classics, modish ensembles, snazzy cocktails frocks, and daywear savvy working women.

Beverley says that once a woman steps into an Olivacce, she'll fall in love with the way she looks and feels!

Her brand invites you to become a member of their exclusive clientele; as they advance into a unique fashion house that celebrates and caters to all of the most radiant women just like you all over the world.

The brand envisions BIG THINGS happening on this platform, and they are thrilled about continuously creating fabulous, classic, and contemporary fashion with you in mind.

You can visit their flagship boutique at https://beverleyolivacce.com

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Saks Fifth Avenue Fur Salon Spring 2020

TV Host Cognac Wellerlane poses for a photo-op at Saks Fifth Avenue Fur Salon during NYFW Spring 2020

24K gold brushed fur collection by Rindi. Sable jkt with laser cut inserts

Saks Fifth Avenue Fur Salon had a special press preview of their magniicent furs on September 11, 2019 at their flagship store on Fifth Avenue in Midtown Manhattan.

Some of the most beautiful furs from minks, sable to fox were shown to members of the press. New to the salon were mink furs dripped in a gold dust including coats, pillows and jackets.

A Jewel of Fur. 24K gold brushed fur collection by Rindi. Sable jkt with laser cut inserts and mink throws.... exclusively at The Fur Salon at Saks Fifth Avenue.

For more information please visit https://www.saksfifthavenue.com.

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Alexandra Popescu-York Spring Summer 2020

Alexandra Popescu-York Spring Summer 2020

TV Host Cognac Wellerlane interviews DesignerAlexandra Popescu York about her Spring Summer 2020

During NYFW I had the chance to chat with Designer Alexandra Popescu York about her Spring Summer 2020 Collection at Art Hearts Fashion. This season's inspiration was all about  "Obsessed"  and  metallics and Alexandra confessed that gold is always her favorite  hue so she always incorporates metallic gold into her collections which are are always glamorous and elegant. My favorites were the metallic gold snake ensembles and suits! Just gorgeous!

Alexandra defines the modern woman – refined, always elegant, effortlessly looking cool. She is most likely wearing ”Desire”, the new collection by Alexandra Popescu York, made for all the places where a powerful modern woman will go. When it comes to fashion, Alexandra’s style is difficult to reproduce. She brings together uncommon materials to create monumental art collections that illustrate her prolific imagination. Alexandra Popescu-York, the Romanian-born designer now based in New York, is the only designer in the world who has presented artworks of different categories at the same show, at the same time: a collection of fashion couture and a painting exhibition. She has been painting since the age of three and has studied fashion design and plastic arts at the University of Arts in Bucharest.

Her fashion motto? ”I am not creating dresses, but concepts. Not seasonal clothes, but trends, movements, emotions.” The new collection reflects this. ”Desire” is made for the resolute New Yorker, the woman who has places to go to and things to do and needs a versatile wardrobe. This collection is a celebration of women sensuality combining elegant, classy, sultry, with a glam rock feeling.

She is led by the thought that the most important thing for a designer is that the finished product is original, believing that “authenticity is increasingly rare in the world of fashion”. Many times she will paint directly onto the materials or embroideries or she will completely alter the textures through overlapping. “It is said that you cannot reinvent the wheel, but I am stubborn to prove that you can nonetheless be original in fashion,” says the creator.

Every presentation comes with a new concept inspired by her own experiences. Generally she has two couture presentations per year and, though she follows the trends, she focuses mainly on her own experiences – not copying trends but always trying to introduce elements of art. Alexandra Popescu York’s creations are unusual, one-of-a kind or limited edition luxury clothes which appeal to modern women.

She’s used to building patterns directly on the model rather than on the pattern table, as other designers often do. Over time she has created dresses without side-seams and with hundreds of stitches, admitting that she rarely uses the classical patterns unless they are needed. „A designer’s individuality consists in using the fabrics and materials that nobody else uses”, says Alexandra Popescu York.

Settled in the US for over ten years, she’s built an impressive record of national and international fashion shows and exhibitions.

Beside her many fashion awards and recognitions, her paintings have also been included in the Art Exhibition at the 70th Anniversary of the United Nations.  Nineteen pieces were shown in this season's collection.

Anthony Rubio Spring Summer 2020

Another Designer who emphasizes glamour and elegance is Anthony Rubio. He also was inspired by metallics with an emphasis on gold!

Born and raised in New York City, Pet Couturier Anthony Rubio originally studied women’s wear at New York’s Fashion Institute Of Technology. It wasn’t until the Spring of 2003 when he started designing for dogs after Anthony rescued a small dog he would named Bandit which had been terribly abused .

Shortly there after, Socialites commissioned these exquisite creations for their four-legged family members and major media outlets started to notice.

Anthony Rubio Designs was born and stands for creating and innovating new concepts and techniques and is strictly Couture. Each garment is created by hand with maniacal obsession to achieve perfection and meticulously executed solely by Anthony Rubio taking into full consideration comfort and safety above all. He is the first pet fashion designer to showcase during New York Fashion Week.

Keep reading Cognac's Corner Magazine for the latest updates on NYFW Spring Summer 2020.

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 “NYC Live! @ Fashion Week” Spring/Summer 2020 Fashion Showcase (Season 9)

TV HOST COGNAC WELLERLANE POSES FOR A PHOTO-OP AT “NYC Live! @ Fashion Week” Spring/Summer 2020 Fashion Showcase (Season 9)

“NYC Live! @ Fashion Week” Spring/Summer 2020 Fashion Showcase (Season 9)

On Sept 10, 2019 I had the chance to take in “NYC Live! @ Fashion Week” Spring/Summer 2020 Fashion Showcase (Season 9) produced by William Michael Reid.

Wm. Michael Reid is a Fashion Show Producer, Talent Manager and Publicist (New York,

NY, USA).

While residing in Los Angeles, California, for 7 years (1988 - '95), Wm. Michael Reid

had the privilege of learning the landscape of the sports and entertainment industry. In

time, he chose to start up his very own event management and marketing company,

Xpozure Entertainment, Inc.

Founded in July of 1993 -- in Burbank, California -- X.E.I. is a sports and entertainment

business dedicated to the world of music, comedy, sports, modeling, and fashion. In

addition, X.E.I. will encompass other areas such as talent and sports management, media

and public relations, and publishing.

X.E.I. has produced and cross-promoted high-profile events catering to major sports and

entertainment attractions such as XM Fashion Week, Athens 2004 Summer Games,

Any Given Monday - Monday Night Football at Justin's Restaurant NYC, Super Bowl,

Pro Bowl Week in Hawaii, NBA All-Star Weekend, Budweiser SuperFest, Coca-Cola

Concert Series, Coors Light MusicFest, Playboy Jazz Festival, Grammy Awards, BET's

Comic View, Harlem Week, Roy Campbell from "America's Next Top Model", Fashion

On The Hudson, Couture Fashion Week, Baltimore Fashion Week, Los Angeles Fashion

Week, Paris Fashion Week, Miami Splash: Dive Into Fashion, NYC Live! @ Fashion

Week, San Francisco Live! @ Super Bowl 50 Weekend, and Broadway musical,

Dreamgirls.

Recent accomplishments include “Runway Dallas” - Season 2 (April 16th, 2016), “NYC

Live! @ Fashion Week” Fall/Winter 2016 Fashion Showcase (February 16th, 2016),

"San Francisco Live! @ Super Bowl 50 Weekend" Fashion Showcase (February 5th,

2016), “iCu NYC Fashion Week for Charity” Spring/Summer 2016 Showcase

(September 15th, 2015), and my long-awaited (17 years) “NYC Live! @ 2015 NBA All-

Star Weekend” Fashion Show (February 13th, 2015), in New York City.

Coming soon are special projects in the works, such as “Fashion On The Hudson VIII”

(July 9th, 2016), “NYC Live! @ Fashion Week” Spring/Summer 2017 Fashion

Showcase (September 13th, 2016), “Runway Dallas” - Season 3 (October 29th, 2016),

“Houston Live! @ Super Bowl LI Weekend” (February 3rd, 2017), “Cuban

International Fashion Week” (March 15th - 19th, 2017), “The 30th Anniversary

Celebration of Marvin Hagler, Jr. vs. Ray Leonard, Jr. - The Legacy Continues” Boxing

Event (April 8th, 2017).

Born and raised in Harlem, New York, Wm. Michael Reid has always expressed a desire

to become a world-renowned architect. It was once imagined that he would have an

impact on his hometown's world-famous skyline by designing a magnificent office tower

or, better yet, a sports and entertainment complex. However, after attending college in

Los Angeles, he shifted into a different gear, which helped him focus on designing and

building a first-class company.

Over time, X.E.I. has developed solid relationships with many influential personnel all

across the nation - entertainment industry, sports leagues, travel/hospitality, corporate

sponsors, modeling, fashion, and the media -- radio, television, film, print and

interactive. In years to come, it's X.E.I.'s goal to leave its mark as one of the most highly-

successful entertainment companies ever to be assembled. One thing's for certain, X.E.I.

will provide a creative and informative platform for new business clients, as well as

family and friends.

After the shows I interviewed two wonderful designers Designer #7 Elizabeth Ortiz (Women) My Lifestyle Boutique from (Colombia / New York, NY, USA. Elizabeth talked about her lovely handbag designs.

I had a chance to chat with K. Fatiha Kihe Manager & Designer of Haute Couture - Mirage who expressed "The inspiration was Summer in Algeria." Sixteen pieces were shown in this very glamorous Spring Summer 2020 Collection.

For more information please visit http://www.couturemirage.dz/f/

For more information on NYC Live Fashion Show please visit http://www.xpozure-entertainment.com/

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HOGAN MCLAUGHLIN SPRING SUMMER 2020

HOGAN MCLAUGHLIN SPRING SUMMER 2020

TV HOST COGNAC WELLERLANE INTERVIEWS DESIGNER HOGAN MCLAUGHLIN ABOUT HIS SPRING SUMMER 2020 COLLECTION

TV HOST COGNAC WELLERLANE POSES FOR A PHOTO-OP IN THE FRONT OF THE HOUSE WITH FNL ROCCO GAGLIOTTI AT HOGAN MCLAUGHLIN SPRING SUMMER 2020 RUNWAY SHOW

This season I was invited to Hogo McLaughlin Spring Summer 2020 by the controvercial publicist Kelly Cutrone who of course can be difficult. Needless to say I was happy to have a chance to interview the designer and isn't that what it's really all about promoting the designer and his magnificent creations.

Hogan was charming and enthusiastic about talking to me about his Spring Summer 2020 collection. When asked what the inspiration was Hogan replied, "I started with the color palette and there is a film called Belladonna of Sadness that was made in the '70s and that kind of formed the shapes and the feel of it all, twenty pieces were show which made it more concise."

Hogan McLaughlin is an American fashion designer, artist, and dancer. He began his professional career as a ballet dancer, performing with the internationally acclaimed Hubbard Street 2 and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. In 2011, he met and collaborated with artist Daphne Guinness on his first garments, which ended up on display in the windows of Barneys New York Madison Avenue, and at the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology. Later that year, McLaughlin launched his first collection under his name, and was subsequently profiled by The New York Times, WWD, Vogue.com, among other publications, and had the opportunity to create custom looks for a number of high profile clients including Lady Gaga. As an illustrator, he has had the pleasure of creating promotional images for HBO's Game of Thrones, Showtime's Penny Dreadful, and History Channel's Vikings.

Keep reading Cognac's Corner Magazine for the latest updates on NYFW Spring Summer 2020.

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NEGRIS LE BRUM SPRING SUMMER 2020

Negris LeBrum launched their Black Berry collection during New York Fashion Week (Spring/Summer 2020) on Sunday September 8th, 2019.

BLACK BERRY COLLECTION 2020


This season the brand's Black Berry Collection represents inclusion and the cultural history of Negris LeBrum. The term Black Berry is a southern expression, often used to describe the beauty of a black woman or man. The foundation of the brand has always been rooted in the Negris love story. Each collection is defined by the boldness of the color black that reflects the brand slogan: Lenoir est Joli.

TV Host Cognac Wellerlane interviews Designer Travis Howard about his Negris LeBrum Spring Summer 2020 Collection

TV Host Cognac Wellerlane sits front row at Negris Le Brum Spring Summer 2020 Collection

Negris LeBrum was inspired from a love story that began during 1940’s, between a young beautiful French Creole woman and a handsome man. Although their love was forbidden by societal difficulties, these individuals were brought together by a force that was greater than the both of them and through fashion their love story is being told to the world. Negris is “aime par beaucoup, admiree par tous, elegance percu”.

Our goal is to consistently meet the desires, needs and expectations of our customers. With high-quality products and services, we build and maintain partner relationships with our consumers. Our socially responsible stance is reflected by our support for a number of social, cultural and educational projects.

For more information please visit https://www.negrislebrum.com

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DRIP EIGHT SPRING SUMMER 2020

DRIP EIGHT SPRING SUMMER 2020

TV Host Cognac Wellerlane interviews the Designers of Drip Eight, a clothing brand created by Pelham teens Vincent Testorf and Julia Corso (both 16), was presented at the Small Boutique Fashion Week at New York Fashion Week

Pelham teenagers Vincent Testorf and Julia Corso premiered their Drip Eight Spring Summer 2020 Collection at the Small Boutique Fashion Week at NYFW and broke the internet.

The young dynamo duo decided to bring an innovative edge to their young, contemporary streetwear garments by bringing awareness to irreversible climate changes.

Vincent Testorf and Julia Corso have always wanted to make a positive impression globally. Their efforts on bringing awareness and aid to a major issue with the environment will transend into sales. Ten percent of all sales of their brand will go to various charities such as onetreeplanted.org, which plants trees throughout the world in a fight for clean air.

Co-founders Julia Corso and Vincent Testorf both emphasize the need for community and togetherness. They boast of their New York origins in their clothing. Many catchphrases such as “Conceived in NYC” show their dedication to the city and its people.

Their website is www.dripeight.com

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EFABB COLLECTION SPRING SUMMER 2020

Model and Designer Julia Corso walks the runway at the EFABB Collection Spring Summer 2020

EFABB COLLECTION SPRING/SUMMER 2020

 TV Host Cognac Wellerlane interviews Marnita Miller about her EFABB Collection Spring/Summer 2020


Designer Marnita Miller premiered her EBABB Collection Spring Summer 2020 at the Phillipine Center on September 7, 2019.

I took some time to chat with the designer backstage about the inspiration for this season's collectiom. "This year's collectiom was all about color, bright colors....bring in more cheer, I wanted to lighten the load a little bit. So lets dress our kids in what is coming next....the florals, the prints and pair it with lack and white and make it all blend harmonously," reveals Designer Marnita Miller.

Fourteen pieces were shown in the collection.

As a high school graduate this Mississippi-native had high hopes of attending Parson School of Design in New York City but when tragedy struck her family years before, her dreams were met with much reluctance. Yet, never giving up, Marnita’s love for design bloomed into a reality through EFABB COLLECTION finding her muse in her first granddaughter. Every piece created is birthed from the heart of this designer with joy, love and endless hours of happiness. She infuses sophistication and wear-ability with hopes of making everyone wearing her designs feel Fabulous….

Marnita’s prayer is to inspire, encourage, mentor and connect to others with meaning and purpose through the EFABB COLLECTION brand, and her involvement in the fashion industry.

Today, she has a few apprentices of her own and spends time shearing her knowledge with them. She makes time to learn new techniques and exhibits at fashion shows all around the world.

EFABB COLLECTION is the heart, passion, and love of the designer for all things beautiful. Each collection is infused with color, sophistication, and is sometimes whimsical. The wear-ability and styles are suitable for the young at heart, fashionable teens, and fashion-forward adults alike.

EFABB COLLECTION sparks and invoke feelings that will describe “who you are within”. It is the inspiration behind each collection, and a reminder to

“be Encouraged, be FAithful, be Bold, be Beautiful

For more information please visit her at

https://www.efabbcollection.com

https://www.facebook.com/Mlmiller222

https://www.instagram.com/efabbcollection

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THE INDUSTRY FASHION SHOW

TV Host Cognac Wellerlane interviews Fashion Designer David Tupaz about his Spring/Summer Collection at the Industry Fashion Show during NYFW


Fashion Designer David Tupaz premiered his Spring/Summer 2020 Collection to an enthusastic audience at The Industry Fashion Show at the Phillipine Center on Saturday, September 7, 2019.

When asked what the inspiration was Designer David Tupaz revealed "Metallics are this seasons inspiration was Oriental with a Metallic theme with variations of Gold." Twenty-three pieces were shown in this season's collection.

David Tupaz moved to Nevada in 2010 and has made Las Vegas his base. He is the only established "Industry and Couture" designer in Nevada. Representing Las Vegas in every major Fashion industry events in the country. Like New York Fashion Week, Los Angeles Fashion Week, Palm Springs Fashion week, MFW Seattle, Portland's FashioNxt, Fashion Week Columbus, Runway St. Petersburg, Metropolitan Fashion week Beverly Hills, Warner Bros. etc.


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He founded the Las Vegas Fashion Design Council in 2011. A non-profit organization helping develop a local fashion industry as well as assisting young designers in their creative growth thru workshops, educational programs, and the likes.

He was appointed in 2014 by Las Vegas Mayor, Carolyn Goodman to sit on the board of the Arts Commission for the City of Las Vegas. He also is the creative director/partner for Vegas Life TV. A television network in Las Vegas and a sister company of VAsian TV and ACTV ( Asian Culture TV ).

David is a board of trustees for the Miss Nevada Scholarship Organization, also an advisory board member for the Las Vegas Arts Institute. David is also the editor-in-chief of Las Vegas Fashion magazine, L'Vegue.

For more information please visit davidtupaz.com. Fashion photography provided by David Warren.

With a keen sense of style and a sophisticated eye for design, Lisa Nicole Cloud took the fashion world by storm with the 2013 debut of 3 lines; the Lisa Nicole Collection, the Lisa Nicole Diamond Collection, and the Lisa Nicole Signature collection. Her goal was to have each piece make a statement of elegance and power with ready to wear garments that can take you from a boardroom meeting to an after five affair.

Having designed a number of pieces for Atlanta’s elite, Lisa has become a fresh face in fashion circles nationwide. Her design style is known for accentuating the silhouette of a woman with an edgy, timeless appeal. Her creativity & savvy fashion sense coupled with a passion for supporting female entrepreneurship has made her collections affordable and attractive to professional business women across the nation.


Recognized as a talented new designer, Lisa places no limits on where to draw inspiration. She is influenced by art forms across the globe, rich textiles and uber feminine fabrics like French lace and chiffons. As the Lisa Nicole Collection continues to gain recognition in various boutiques across the US, she plans to expand her design presence to

international boutiques and retail markets as well.

The Lisa Nicole Collection debuted at New York Fashion Week in February and LA Fashion Week in March. The collection will also be showing at the Cannes Film And Fashion Festival in May in Cannes, France. We are on the move. Be sure to stay connected with us and get your favorite piece from the collection.

Shop Lisa Nicole Collection at

http://lisanicolecollection.com/

Avadora Mimouni Collection 

Model & Designer Avadora Mimouni recently started a luxury handbag collection! Her embellished purses have been worn by movie stars, celebrities and the super elite!

She premiered her collection for Spring Summer 2020 at The Industry Fashion Show on September 7, 2019 during NYFW at the Phillipine Center.

Born in the islands of the Azores Portugual , imigrated to Usa 1996,

Worked in Nyc for Patricia Field .

experience modeling , now acting .....Published Model and has modeled for many publications including:

Cosmopolitan Magazine

Fashion Avenue News Magazine

Model World Magazine

Sheeba Magazine

Billie Blunt Magazine

Indulge Magazine

List of Models showing her designs include:

List of Models:

1. Rita Cosby

2. Tijana Ibrahimovic

3. Luisa Diaz

4. Deon Silvetz (Deon Bray)

5. Luciana Pampolone

6. Lorraine Silvetz

7. Anzhelika Steen-Olsen

8. Julianne Michelle

9. Cherie Corso

10. Dena McCoy

11. Kathleen Giordano

12. Shelly Bromfield

13. Leda Nussbaum

14. Rebecca Ricks

15. Sara Herbert-Galloway

16. N'Kenge Pacurar

17. Ircilda Pinheiro Lichtinger

Thank you and looking forward to seeing you there!

For more information please visit:

www.avadoramimouni.com

www.avadoramiounicollection.com

www.avadoramimoni.etsy.com

TV Host Cognac Wellerlane poses for a photo-op at the Industry Fashion Show at the Phillipine Center during NYFW

The Industry Fashion Show (T.I.F.S.) is a production company that produces fashion events, conventions, expos, as well as fashion presentations during Fashion Week. Our Focus is not just a platform for designers to showcase their collections to the press and media, but we bring industry professionals, retailers, buyers, merchandisers, stylists, fashion PR, and advertising to create interest, connections, and business, between designers ahe industry. We want the runway to be the vehicle that will create sales. The Fashion Industry Show (T.I.F.S.) has a fully equipped production that includes a lineup of house models, hair and make-up artists, production staff, interns, and volunteers.

For more information please visit www.theindustryfashionshow.com

Public Relations for the event was organized by Ivonne Cammacho from Absolute Moderne.

Merchandising, designing, and sourcing the globe for fashion was a dream come true for Ivonne Camacho. Graduating from Mount Ida College, with a focus on Fashion Illustration, Ivonne continued her passion in Fashion Design and Merchandising at The Fashion Institute of Technology and Syracuse University. The highlight of her training took place after meeting famous fashion designer, Oleg Cassini. Mr. Cassini took Ivonne under his wing as a mentorship. Ever since, Ivonne has had the tools that have enabled her to pave a successful career of over 25 years in the fashion business.

Ivonne is the creator of the fashion inspired “Coffee, Tea & Tees.” And, it is because of her innate attraction of potential followers, as well as, immersing designers, and designer friends in the industry, it has enabled Ivonne’s designer database to continue to vastly increase on social media.

“Our team collaborates and brainstorms on the best strategy for each designer to reach their target audience. There is just so much talent out there, it’s awe-inspiring. I am beyond thrilled to bring my perspective, and expertise to my fellow fashionistas, and introduce talented artists and designers on AbsolutModerne.”

I strive to depict my montage designs, to be a rich collection of elegance, inspirational and emotional glimpses of the world around us. With the final-goal of introducing and showcasing our exquisite designers, and artists to the world via AbsolutModerne.com.

Our designers, products are Limited-Editions, of which will be offered to you here at AbsolutModerne! We look forward to presenting our talented artists and designers. We hope you love their designs as much as we do.

Thank you for visiting and shopping with us.

Enjoy!

Ivonne Camacho

CEO and Creative Director

AbsolutModerne.com

For more information please visit https://www.absolutmoderne.com

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VIVIENNE HU SPRING/SUMMER 2020

Vivienne Hue showcased 40 looks down the runway at NYFW

Vivienne Hu Spring/Summer 2020

Sitting front row and  Posing for a photo with Nikita Dragun front of the house at Vivienne Hu

TV HOST COGNAC WELLERLANE INTERVIEWS

 DESIGNER VIVIENNE HU

Vivienne Hu Spring/Summer 2020 showcased stylized bobby pins on slicked back hair with cascading curls and sultry cosmetic look; featuring products from the designer’s new cosmetic line due to launch on her website, and in Macy’s the final week of September. The brand will feature four shades of lipstick, a variety of eyeshadows, and eyebrow pencils. Models skin was prepped with Rice Force products.

Celebrities in attendance included Beauty Mogul Nikita Dragun, Real Housewives of Dallas star Stephanie Hollman, model Alana Monteiro and comedian Lorenzo Cromwell. Influencers in attendance included Sharleen Joynt and Olivia Jeanette among others.

Vivienne Hu is a New York based designer. Before her fashion endeavors, she received her Bachelor’s degree in Finance from University of Hohenheim in Germany. She then worked in the Investment Banking industry in New York for over three years. Her decision to change career paths stemmed from her zeal for fashion and her love of creativity and the arts.

After a fashion degree from Parsons School of Design, Vivienne Hu established her brand, and debuted her Spring/Summer collection in 2012. She quickly gained industry experience working at Oscar de la Renta and Yigal Azrouel. With increasing market success, she formally launched her flagship store in Soho, New York in 2013. In 2016, she launched her second store at 107 Mercer Street, also in the heart of Soho, New York. Her designs have been featured in various fashion magazines like WWD, Cosmopolitan, Elle, Bazaar, Art and Designs, and Elegant.

Vivienne Hu has hosted her brand’s New York Fashion Week runway show since September 2014. In July 2015, she was selected as a Swarovski Collective Designer for the Summer/Spring 2016 NYFW show. Her collections exhibit a blend of classic European elegance and New York downtown style, with a touch of exotic Asian taste. Her design concepts cater to women who have a strong sense of independence and a desire for displaying their femininity and personality in a unique way. You can visit learn more at www.viviennehu.com and Instagram.

About Rice Force

A high-end, luxury skin care from Japan popular among models and celebrities. It is THE secret to beautiful complexion. Amazing Japanese skincare, naturally made from white rice for Porcelain Skin.

To learn more about this fabulous designer please visit her at @viviennehustudio

viviennehu.com.

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MADE IN AFRICA SPRING/SUMMER 2020

TV Host Cognac Wellerlane interviews Designer Laduma Ngxokolo about his MaXhosa Africa' brand and Actress Lynn Whitfield

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A South African and a Mozambican designer have brought a bold new look to New York Fashion Week with a 'Made in Africa' collaboration.

Laduma Ngxokolo's Eastern Cape-founded 'MaXhosa Africa' brand showcased his colourful Xhosa roots

TV Host Cognac Wellerlane poses for a photo-op with Reporter Sherwin Bryce-Pease from SABC Digital News at the Made in Africa Show at Spring Studios during NYFW

Laduma Ngxokolo, the brilliant designer behind the South African knitwear brand Maxhosa, which has become a rapid growing fashion export, is no stranger to having his designs showcased in New York. Last year, a cable-knit sweater by Ngxokolo was showcased as part of the Museum of Modern Art’s "Is Fashion Modern?" exhibit and, up until this week, his kaftans were in Bloomingdale's as part of a pop-up inspired by Disney’s live-action remake of The Lion King, curated by actress Florence Kasumba. But this season marked the designer's first official foray into the fashion world beyond South Africa showed his spring-summer 2020 collection in the U.S. at New York Fashion Week, part of the “Made in Africa” banner show Thursday, Sept. 5, at Spring Studios.

It's all a collective moment that’s been a long time in the making, following the enormous success of Black Panther last year. Ngxokolo dressed John Kani and his son Atandwa for the Los Angeles premiere of that film and also inspired costume designer Ruth E Carter in her research for the movie’s Oscar-winning outfits.

I had the chance to chat with the designer, who expressed his desire to make all women feel regal and royal especially black women. Actress Lynn Whitfield also expressed her love for the brand as well.

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NYFW FALL/WINTER 2019

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ZANG TOI FALL WINTER 2019

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TV Host Cognac Wellerlane interviews Fashion Designer Zang Toi at his NYFW Fall/Winter 2019 at Spring Studios

The theme this season was truly patriotic! The Land of the Home and The Brave set the tone for Zang Toi FW 2019 show as Donald Trump Jr. was seen front row along with girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle and former stepmother Marla Maples. Tunes playing pre-show at Zang Toi’s latest show — “This Land Is Your Land” and “Take Me Home, Country Roads” — was the theme song for the patriotic inspired lineup, a tribute to America from the Malaysian native who immigrated to New York 38 years ago.

During our interview, I asked what the inspiration was or the collection. Zang replied, "House of Toi Fall Winter 2019 is a red white and blue collection. I created this patriotic collection as a tribute to a country that I love....a country that I call home. The very first day I arrived 38 years ago with $300.00 in my pocket. Thirty edited pieces were seen in the collection."


ZANG TOI is a renowned Fashion Designer who has built a tradition of elegance for over 20 years. Coming from humble beginnings, Zang was born and raised in a small village, Kuala Krai in Kelantan, Malaysia. He was the youngest of seven children of a local grocer. Zang landed in New York City at the age of 20 where he studied at the distinguished Parsons School of Design. In August 1989, he opened his atelier and soon after, U.S Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour featured Zang in March 1990 issue and was one of the first Asian designers championed by the renowned editor. In 1990, Zang was awarded the Mouton Cadet Young Designer of the Year which recognizes the top, young, U.S. designer of the year. In a Newsday article published in 1991, Frank De Caro enthusiastically noted of the Malaysian-born designer and his success, “If anyone is THE NEXT BIG THING, it’s him.” (Newsday, New York, 29 April 1991). Since that time, Zang’s work has been featured in major publications such as Vogue, Vanity Fair, Time, Newsweek, The New York Times, Financial Times, etc. Not only has he dressed Hollywood celebrities such as Sharon Stone, Elizabeth Taylor, Farrah Fawcett, Kristie Alley, Patti LaBelle, Gong Li, Eva Longoria, Fergie (Black Eyed Peas) and Heather Graham, but has also created luxurious wardrobe for philanthropists and royalty including Melinda Gates and Saudi Princess Haifa Bandar Al Saud. Along with his passion for glamorous fashion, Zang has been an avid supporter of the Lance Armstrong Foundation (LIVESTRONG) and has raised over USD $700,000 to help in the effort in finding a cure for cancer. His was recognized by the foundation in 2008/2009 when he was presented with the Lance Armstrong Foundation Top Fundraiser Award. Zang’s continued success was recognized by Vivid Magazine where he was named as one of the Top 8 most influential Chinese Americans (June-July 2011 issue). Today, after 28 years of being in business, the designer opens his first flagship boutique. On Sept.13, 2017, Zang Toi opened his first store in his company’s 28-year history at 1046 Lexington Avenue. The jewel box is an 800-square-foot unit with marble floors, floor-to-ceiling mirrors, crystal chandeliers and an oversize French mahogany table refinished with white lacquer and shiny chrome. Today, the world continues to recognize Zang’s passion for timeless beauty as he builds on a strong tradition of elegance.

AWARDS and ACHIEVEMENTS

MOUTON-CADET YOUNG DESIGNER AWARD (1990)

LIMELIGHT ELSA SCHIAPARELLI CREATIVE DESIGN AWARD (1992)

WARD FROM THE OFFICE OF THE COUNCIL PRESIDENT, CITY OF NEW YORK, IN RECOGNITION OF OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN THE ARTS (1993)

MONSIEUR STYLE AWARDS-BEST WOMENS WEAR DESIGNER (1997)

AWARD FROM INTERNATIONAL CENTER OF NEW YORK, IN RECOGNITION OF SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTION TO LIFE IN THE UNITED STATES (2002)

FASHION GROUP STAR GAZER AWARD FOR DESIGNER APPAREL (2003)

IN APPRECIATION OF HIS CREATIVE TALENT & SUPPORT TOWARDS HEMANGIOMA TREATMENT FOUNDATION (2005)

LIVESTRONG CHALLENGE, AUSTIN CHAMPION AWARD TEAM TOI (2007 and 2008)

LIVESTRONG CHALLENGE, AUSTIN CHAMPION AWARD, ZANG TOI (2007 and 2008)

THE RIDE FOR THE ROSES, INDIVIDUAL CHAMPION AWARD, ZANG TOI (2007 and 2008)

EUROPEAN SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS, VISION AND REALITY AWARD OF EXCELLENCE IN FASHION (2009)

VISIONARY OF HOPE AWARD, IN RECOGNITION OF OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT, EXEMPLARY SERVICE & COMMITMENT TO THE COMMUNITY IN THE FIGHT AGAINST CANCER (2009)

DYNAMIC ACHIEVER AWARD, IN RECOGNITION OF HIS ACHIEVEMENTS FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE ASIAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY (2010)

TRANSFIGURATION EDUCATION ASSOCIATION, IN HONOR OF HIS OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENTS IN FASHION AND CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTIONS (2011)

ASIA PACIFIC BRANDS FOUNDATION’S BEST BRANDS COUNTRY BRANDING AWARDS, IN RECOGNITION AS MALAYSIA’S FOREMOST FASHION DESIGNER (2011)

CONFERRED THE TITLE ‘DATUK’ BY YANG DI-PERTUAN AGONG ABDUL HALIM MU’ADZAM SHAH ON JUNE 1ST, 2013


For more information about this fabulous designer please visit  http://zangtoi.com


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THE TURKISH GROUP SHOW – NYFW FALL/WINTER 2019

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Photos of Buket Ozkalfalar and Gokhan Ildeniz FW19 

Photographer credits: Elvia Gobbo www.elviagobbo.com


HAKAN AKKAYA’S GLAM ROCK COLLECTION – NYFW FALL/WINTER 2019


NEW YORK, NY (February 2019) – Was it a 1970’s “Glam Rock” concert or the Hakan Akkaya Fall 2019 collection? That was the question on everyone’s mind as they sat along the U-shaped runway at Spring Studios on Sunday. The Istanbul based designer presented his 3rd collection as part of NYFW in the cavernous Gallery I. The massive space was filled to the brim with an audience dressed to impress, perfectly complementing the show-stopping looks that walked.



Black, White & Metallic Silver, with a small dash of Metallic Pinks thrown in as an accent, made up every look of the collection of a Women’s & Men’s full designer range. The cameras & phones went a-flutter when the key looks appeared. The various looks in Black with Silver studs & spikes for Women proved to be audience favorites as did the range of inventive, body-con dresses, some with incredible sleeve and super strong shoulder details. A range of Black & White, bold-striped faux furs for both Men & Women had every person in the room taking notice.



As the finale walk-around commenced, the entire audience shrieked their approval, only to ramp it up even more when designer himself, Hakan Akkaya, walked the entire runway, nearly floating with pride as he blew kisses to his legions of fans, new & old alike.


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THE TURKISH GROUP SHOW – NYFW FALL/WINTER 2019

NEW YORK, NY (February 2019) – The snow falling outside couldn’t dampen the upbeat, celebratory spirits of those that braved the elements to support three Turkish designers who made their NYFW debut on the runway of Industria Studios in the heart of the West Village. Under the simple moniker “The Turkish Group Show”, Buket Özkalfalar, Gökhan İldeniz & Firat Neziroglu, each showed strong visions that truly demonstrated their place in the show, which was sponsored by the Turkish Government as well as the Turkish Textile Council, was truly deserved.

Buket Özkalfalar – Buket Ozkalfalar seemed to be channeling a Goth version of the Great Gatsby when her pen took to the sketch pad. Inventive versions of flapper dresses mixed seamlessly with futuristic frocks, many finished off with red carpet worthy Black evening coats. Feather accents softened the collection & provided an overtone of whimsy & added yet another dimension to the collection of this notable newcomer.

Gökhan İldeniz – Gökhan İldeniz presented a casual vision of menswear for his Fall 2019 collection NYFW debut. Based mostly in denim with a serious dose of hand hewn, artisanal detailing like whip-stitching, patch-work, & inventive dying techniques that gave a broken-in, pre-worn, comfortable feel. The roughly cut, raw pelt-like furs added a rugged, almost costume like feel.

Firat Neziroglu – Menswear designer Firat Neziroglu, presented a collection that was pleasantly conflicted between dressy suiting & artsy-craftsy handmade separates. In some cases, the dichotomy coexisted on one piece such as the rope closures on suit jackets or the yarn-based details on jackets & at other times, the two worlds were artfully mixed in an ensemble like the heavy, hand woven scarves worn over tailored outerwear & giant, open gauge hand knit cardigans over suiting jackets & trousers.

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ASIA FASHION COLLECTION FW 2019

TV Host Cognac Wellerlane interviews Designer Hyun Kyeong Jung at the 

Asia Fashion Collection

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ASIA FASHION COLLECTION FW 2019

The purpose of the Asia Fashion Collection is to discover and nurture young designers who are from Asia. Organized by Vantan Inc. and PARCO. Co. Ltd., AFC debuted February 9th 2019 at NYFW showing both menswear and womenswear.

Seven brands revealed their collections during the runway show. All of the brands

and designers are from Asian countries.

1) FEY MINORIYANAGASE by Minori Yanagase - Japan

2) TITAT by Titat Kuantrakul - Thailand

3) CAHIERS by Ayoung Kim - South Korea

4) TSUNG YU CHAN by Joe Chan - Taiwan

5) HYUN JUNG by Hyun Kyeong Jung - Parsons (born in South Korea)

6) kenichi. by Kenichi Ishida - Japan

7) KANON by Kanon Hayata - Japan

Over 360 guests arrived consisting of press and buyers from all over the world attended the show and applauded each up in coming designers from Asia.

Notable attendees include:

Jessica Riffle of Vogue, Jeffery Clark Grossman of Vogue, Eri Kitasaka of WWD Japan, Gabriela Ramos of ELLE, TV Host Cognac Wellerlane, GUCCI Consultant Theodore Powell, Erroll Murray of The Fashion Reporter, Ana Gomez Salcido of Heraldo de México, Leon Jeremy Carver of FOX's Empire, Fredrico Kennedy of Ralph Lauren, Russ Joseph of London Post, Stylist Jason C. Peters, Stylist Jason Schwartz.

Asia Fashion Collection (AFC) NYFW FW19

Date: Saturday, February 9th, 2019 at 8:00pm

Venue: Gallery II at Spring Studios

Format: Runway Show from representative Asian designers

Website: http://asiafashioncollection.com

PR/Beauty Acquisition & Creative: New York Tokyo

Show Production: Kuroko Inc.

Casting: Eric Cano

Hair: Kien Hoang for Oribe

Makeup: Luis Casco for Mary Kay

Nail: Yukie Natori for Yukie Nail New York

Photography: Hunter Arthur

Dressers: Parsons

About Asia Fashion Collection (AFC)

An incubation project produced and supported by Vantan Inc. and PARCO, in cooperation with other Asia-based partners. AFC is passionate about widening the reach of the fashion industry by fostering the growth of the continent’s most promising up-and-coming designers. http://asiafashioncollection.com

About Vantan Inc.

The history of Vantan began over 52 years ago in a small garage in Ebisu, Tokyo. Led by a team of visionary professionals, Vantan now provides a wide range of programs in the Creative Arts. These include fashion, hairstyling, makeup artistry, cosmetology, graphic design, film, photography, game design, animation, manga, sound design and culinary arts. With over 190,000 graduates to date, Vantan's unique approach to hands-on, business-oriented education has solidified it as a vanguard institution.

http://www.vantan.jp

About PARCO CO.,LTD.

Since the establishment of Ikebukuro PARCO in 1969, they have actively sought to showcase culture in all forms. Though they deal primarily in fashion, they are also involved in music, visual art, drama, and have brought a splash of color to consumer culture, as a whole. These initiatives have established PARCO as a creative space, allowing them to attract a great number of people with enormous talent. Together they are enlarging a circle of creativity that’s paving the way for the next cultural movement.

http://www.parco.co.jp


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VIVIENNE HU F/W 2019

Vivienne Hu presented her FW 2019 collection during NYFW with a variety of fabulous designes running the gamil of fur pieces from Saga Furs to Career motivated designs to frilly evening wear.


I particularly loved the fur parka and coat trimmed with pink fur. I loved the fluttery pink and purple gown. It reminded me of delicate rose petals. 

SPECIAL THANKS TO:

SAGA FURS -- the world leading fur-manufacturing company will be the sponsor for Vivienne Hu Fall/Winter 2019 collection. Saga Furs was founded in 1938 and has earned a reputation as the world pioneer in responsible fur breeding. Saga Furs through its strict certification system actively contributes to the advancement of animal welfare on fur farms. Saga Certification is the most important tool in the measurement of animal welfare. Also, the WelFur assessment brings new tools for assess. In the Vivienne Hu Fall/Winter 2019 collection, Saga furs will collaborate for four fur looks and several shoes collections.

TV HOST COGNAC WELLERLANE INTERVIEWS DESIGNER VIVIENNE HU ABOUT HER FW 2019 COLLECTION

 Vivienne Hu is a New York based designer. Before her fashion endeavors, she received her Bachelor’s degree in Finance from University of Hohenheim in Germany. She then worked in the Investment Banking industry in New York for over three years. Her decision to change career paths stemmed from her zeal for fashion and her love of creativity and the arts.

After a fashion degree from Parsons School of Design, Vivienne Hu established her brand, and debuted her Spring/Summer collection in 2012. She quickly gained industry experience working at Oscar de la Renta and Yigal Azrouel. With increasing market success, she formally launched her flagship store in Soho, New York in 2013. In 2016, she launched her second store at 107 Mercer Street, also in the heart of Soho, New York. Her designs have been featured in various fashion magazines like WWD, Cosmopolitan, Elle, Bazaar, Art and Designs, and Elegant.

Vivienne Hu has hosted her brand’s New York Fashion Week runway show since September 2014. In July 2015, she was selected as a Swarovski Collective Designer for the Summer/Spring 2016 NYFW show. Her collections exhibit a blend of classic European elegance and New York downtown style, with a touch of exotic Asian taste. Her design concepts cater to women who have a strong sense of independence and a desire for displaying their femininity and personality in a unique way. 


For more information please visit  https://www.viviennehu.com/


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NEGRIS LE BRUM F/W 2019

NEGRIS collection represents the rebirth of Negris LeBrum. The foundation of the brand has always been rooted in the Negris love story. Each collection is defined by the boldness of the color black that reflects the brand slogan: Lenoir est Joli. The brand’s collaboration with designer EUMERIKA helped introduce three curve looks and models

The Era of Women collection will debut at New York Fashion Week on February 10, 2019  


For more information please visit www.negrislebrum.com

TV HOST COGNAC WELLERLANE SITS FRONT ROW AT NEGRIS LEBRUM FW 2019

With each new collection Negris Lebrum introduces to the fashion world, it becomes bigger and better than the last. Our “Love Story” collection presents a style that fits a powerful modern woman; designed with collaborative tones to emphasize a woman’s aspirations, attitude, and strength in society. Each item brings out a woman inner beauty and demands respect from all who come in her presence.

THE BRAND HISTORY

Negris LeBrum was inspired from a love story that began during 1940’s, between a young beautiful French Creole woman and a handsome man. Although their love was forbidden by societal difficulties, These individuals were brought together by a force that was bigger than the both of them and through fashion their love story is being told to the world. Negris is “aime par beaucoup, admiree par tous, elegance percu”.


For more information please visit www.negrislebrum.com


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SMALL BOUTIQUE FASHION WEEK FALL/WINTER 2019

TV Host Cognac Wellerlane interviews Founder of SBFW Yvonne Forbes

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 Small Boutique Fashion Week


Model Walks the catwalk at SBFW for Designer Wes Woods for Orignal Crackage Fall/Winter 2019  


Fashion Model Julia Walks in the Original Crackage Fall/Winter 2019 Show at SBFW for Designer Wes Woods


Fashion Model Julia Walks in The SB ObsessionFall/Winter 2019 Show at SBFW 


During NYFW I was invited to Small Boutique Fashion Week founded by publicist Yvonne Forbes.

901 Productions is proud to present the 15th season of Small Boutique Fashion Week Runway Show and Market. SBFW is the largest event geared toward independent fashion brands. Founded in 2012 SBFW has displayed the collections of some of fashion's most powerful independent fashion labels.

Over 400+ brands, have been featured at this highly anticipated event and Small Boutique Fashion Week has been featured in many notable publications including Forbes, Vogue, and Fox Business Network.

Small Boutique Fashion Week has a history of enhancing the careers of its participants, and is always on the hunt for emerging designers that are eager to take their business to the next level.

I had the chance to chat with two designers Stephanie from SB Obsession and Designer Wes Woods from Orignal Crackage.   


I also had the chance to talk to the official Sponsor Gary Kong of 

Gary Sze Kong of https://the1wine.com  and http://classicnewyorkbeer.nyc/

President and Founder

KNIGHT OF WINERY EXCELLENCE

Gary Sze Kong, J.D., was born in Fujian, China. After graduating from middle school in Hong Kong, he immigrated to the United States alone at the age of 16. When he was 19, he purchased his first apartment building through a sheer reliance on his own efforts and hard work. In a strange new land, Mr. Kong first started as a handyman in an American restaurant. As a 16 year old, he understood that in order to live he had to integrate himself into this new environment – and to do that, he had to work harder and do more than others.

This outlook on life impacted how he would develop in his professional life, as he went on to attend the New York University School of Business, and then eventually graduate with a Bachelor of Laws, Master of Laws, and a Juris Doctor from the Law School of the Southwest International University.

Mr. Kong, armed with his professional training and expertise, began work in the life insurance industry. Eventually, through his own perseverance and personal determination, he was able to gain enough know-how in insurance marketing and law to become Assistant Solicitor, thereby becoming noticed by Avelino & Nitkewicz, LLP, a prominent law firm in New York City. It was in this capacity that Mr. Kong began to involve himself in a number of industries such as real estate, building materials, and storage. Through a series of shrewd investment home loans, he purchased properties all throughout the five boroughs of New York City, eventually forming Kong MGT, Inc., which to this day owns more than 90 percent market share of land titles in Flushing, New York.

The company currently has eight subsidiaries that own and manage more than twenty properties in New York, Texas, New Orleans, Nevada and other states – from commercial centers like hotels and malls to residential dwellings like condominiums and houses.


Lastly i enjoyed interviewing Fashion Model Julia Marie Corso and my dear friend Cherie Corso who invited me to the lavish event!


Chèrie Corso

Mom #Entrepreneur ,TV personality, media influencer #spokesperson, #marketing guru #Style #fashion #family I ❤️it all

NYC 🚕 “that tall blonde”

www.cheriecorso.com  Please follow her at  https://www.instagram.com/cheriecorso/


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During NYFW I was invited to Small Boutique Fashion Week founded by publicist Yvonne Forbes.

901 Productions is proud to present the 15th season of Small Boutique Fashion Week Runway Show and Market. SBFW is the largest event geared toward independent fashion brands. Founded in 2012 SBFW has displayed the collections of some of fashion's most powerful independent fashion labels.

Over 400+ brands, have been featured at this highly anticipated event and Small Boutique Fashion Week has been featured in many notable publications including Forbes, Vogue, and Fox Business Network.

Small Boutique Fashion Week has a history of enhancing the careers of its participants, and is always on the hunt for emerging designers that are eager to take their business to the next level.

I had the chance to chat with two designers Stephanie from SB Obsession and Designer Wes Woods from Orignal Crackage.

I talked to Designer and Seamstress Stephanie who revealed that her collection was inspired by the greatness of being a women in the 21st Century. Nine pieces were shown in the collection.

To find out more please follow SB Obsession at

Sbobsession

🇩🇴Seamstress /Designer🔥 custom designs and repairs 🔌 #sbobsession

DM if u want anything in your size ✨

https://www.instagram.com/sbobsession/

Later I chatted with Designer Wes Woods about his Original Crackage Collection.

Original Crackage designs combine inspirations of modern technology with organic influences, creating exclusive collections of urban casual wear and accessories. The founder and designer, Wes Woods, has always been attracted to stark lines, stripes, and high contrast colors. The iconic Original Crackage style features complex geometric patterns on simple pieces like the standard T-shirt. This gives an innovative twist to the meaning of modern, while mixing simple with complex. Each design is manufactured in limited quantities, and once it’s made, that same design is never made again, so OC customers can be sure they’re getting something exclusive, original, and unique. The OC crew, like the OC customers, are the trendsetters — the innovators– the coolest and the weirdest of any bunch. And that’s crack.

First conceptualized fall 2012 in Bowie, Maryland, Wes Woods, the designer and owner, was constantly drawing sketches of T-shirts with bold lines and stripes. Several sketches turned into several manufactured shirts, custom orders for Wes and his closest friends. Those several custom shirts soon turned into a growing demand and a viral buzz for OC apparel that spread through the DMV all the way to New York and even North Carolina, where Wes studied Textiles and Apparel at North Carolina Central University. Through word-of-mouth and appearances at events like New York’s Sneaker Con, DC’s Sneak Attack, and many local fashion shows, OC was on the rise. Fashion freaks of all kinds sought out Wes to be a part of the OC movement in any way possible: from models and makeup artists, to photographers, and trend-setting customers, it seemed everyone wanted to be a part of this fashion movement that was taking the DMV by storm and spreading quickly. Wes sold shirts through the OC Instagram account and shipped them off one-by-one, as fast as he could. As demand grew at such a rapid speed, the need for a website and organized e-commerce grew just as quickly. OriginalCrackage.com was finally launched in 2014.

WHY ORIGINAL CRACKAGE?

At the core of every work of art, your favorite pairs of shoes, and every design, there are lines, shapes, and angels. Most designers use stripes in moderation and obey a repetition that won’t stray from your average horizontally striped shirt. OC designs feature lines, shapes, and angles that go any direction they want to go, take up as much space as they want to take, and are any color they want to be, as if the design elements have minds of their own. This is where the word original comes in. Before there were words like tight, like that, or even cool, there was crack. Especially in the DMV, urban trendsetters use crack to describe something as appealing or stylish. As Wes sees it, lines are the original crackage of design; so it’s only right to chose one of the original words for cool to describe this unique take on fashion.

For more information please visit http://originalcrackage.com

ART HEARTS FASHION

Art Hearts Fashion is a leading platform for designers and artists to showcase their collections in a contemporary fashion week setting. Our events have been held coast to coast as a national platform for designers to showcase in New York, Miami, Los Angeles, and beyond. Founded in 2011 by philanthropist and designer Erik Rosete, AHF has grown to become a top platform in the art & fashion community.

New York Fashion Week powered by Art Hearts Fashion will take place at the beautiful Angel Orensanz Event Space from February 7th – 11th. Over 30 international designers will showcase their collections on one of the most visually stunning runways at NYFW.

Now in our 10th Season Anniversary Year, AHF will be celebrating with all of our fashion guests by surprising them each day with different art activations, celebrity guests, and amazing sponsored goodies! Art Hearts Fashion events are more than just a runway show:

NYFW FALL/WINTER 2019

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ARTS HEARTS FASHION 

Ricardo Seco

Burning Guitars

Grayling Purnell

Sweet Talk Swim

Kentaro Kameyama

TV HOST COGNAC WELLELANE INTERVIEWS FNL FOUNDER ROCCO LEO GAGLIOTTI

 Erik Rosete  poses for a photo-op with his Fashion Models after his NYFW Show at Art Hearts Fashion - Photo provided by Getty Images courtesy of Art Hearts Fashion

Mister Triple X


Mister Triple X is a high end streetwear line that is for those keen to embrace their inner rock star. Combining leather with bright prints, the collection is perfect for those who want to make a bold statement. Erik Rosete is the designer, manager, and producer of the line as well as Rosete Inc. and Art Hearts Fashion.


FW1920 collection presentation

Celebrating designer Erik Rosete's Mexican American heritage, the Mister Triple X FW/19 show was titled "Me X i Can". The collection is inspired by the designer's hispanic roots and featured a modern take on traditional Mexican attire with the brands futuristic twist. The collection and the messages portrayed on the clothing were a statement against the current political environment we live with and about breaking down walls both literal and metaphorically.  

TV Host Cognac Wellerlane poses for a photo-op with FNL Founder Rocco Leo Gaglioti at Art Hearts Fashion

Rocco Leo Gaglioti is a self-made triple threat — creator, producer and host. He founded the televised on-line fashion magazine,FashionNewsLive.com, which almost overnight has become ranked as one of the top ten out of the 150 million fashion and celebrity sites around the world.

He hit the ground running in 2004 with his very first interview on the red carpet with Anna Nicole Smith. Not bad for a rookie. And the fact that she tried to make out with him didn’t even scare him away from pursuing his lifelong dream of working in the fashion industry. But making dreams come true takes more than good looks and charm. It takes hard work and determination as well.

Even though he makes it look easy, Rocco came from humble, though very loving beginnings. He learned to communicate with his hands through sign language before he could even speak because of his mother, who was born deaf. This naturally gave him a lifelong appreciation for the underdog, along with the advantage of a much more enhanced “sixth sense”.

Being in the right place at the right time doesn’t hurt either. And so it was a Miami model scout with an obvious eye for spotting talent who advised Rocco in 1994 to try his hand at modeling. Miami quickly turned into Milan and Paris, which turned into New York and the rest is history as they say.

Within a short time, he was signed with Boss and Zoli. Rocco wanted more though, and it was when he picked up a camera in Germany that he discovered his own eye for photography. He was a natural behind the camera, impressed several major publishers and soon after secured gigs from Maxim Magazine and Ocean Drive. But the model-turned-photographer still wasn’t satisfied. In 2000 he founded his own production company, RLG Productions, and set up shop at the back lot at Universal Studios.

His vision for a unique televised fashion magazine format was soon picked up by the now defunct UPN and maintained a strong presence on the network until its demise. He quickly transitioned his vision into an online media empire, which continues to grow and thrive today as he provides a steady stream of compelling entertainment and fashion content for millions of fashionistas around the world.

The 6’3” former model may dress from head to toe in Marc Jacobs and Gucci, but that is not what makes him fashion’s latest “It Guy”. It’s more than likely the combination of his soulfulness, his uncanny ability for discerning the next big thing and his beguiling quintessence that landed him on the pop culture radar and will undoubtedly make him a household name.

The rising star is certainly not going to slow down anytime soon. Rocco currently resides in New York City and Los Angeles, California.

Ricardo Seco

Burning Guitars

Grayling Purnell

Sweet Talk Swim

Kentaro Kameyama

New York Fashion Week Powered By Art Hearts Fashion NYFW at The Angel Orensanz Foundation on February 8, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Arun Nevader/Getty Images)  COURTESY OF ART HEARTS FASHION


RICARDO SECO

The collection by the New York-based Mexican fashion designer Ricardo Seco Resist/Resiste is

centered around the Mexico City neighborhood of Tepito. Tepito is an iconic neighborhood that

brings to mind violence, illegality, and informality, an area riddled by crime and drug addiction.

However, it is also has a centuries-long history. Since before Europeans set foot in America, Tepito

has been a center of commerce, creativity, and color. Because of its contradicting characteristics,

Tepito plays a peculiar but very important role in the identity of Mexico City. Additionally, the

cultural significance of Tepito has been studied by academics and has inspired artists from Mexico

and around the world.


BURNING GUITARS

Burning Guitars actually launched two collections this season one collection for women is

inspired by "Candyland" and it is so sweet that you might get a cavity. Candy Chews, Tootsie

Rolls, Peppermints and Lollipops and Bubble Gum accentuates this Burning Guitars

Collection. Saiyd and Smiley always place messages in the clothing and this collection

message is all about being a kid again. This collection takes you on a journey back to your

childhood when you can go to the store and buy penny candy. Its a reminder that to remeber

where we came from so we can know where we are going. 

The second collection presented by Burning Guitars is a small black and white capsule

collection in collaboration with Platinum Super Producer "Teddy Riley"   This mens collection

is made out of neoprene fabrics and has a couture fit to the body. The full collection will be

presented in LA Fashion Week, in March 2019.


GRAYLING PURLNELL

Grayling Purnell is part of a new wave of American designers proving the country’s fashion

isn’t limited to floaty dresses and swimwear. Professionally trained in both Menswear and

Womenwear. Based out of New York City and Los Angeles.

Former Child Star, Actor, Model, Singer and Dancer turned Fashion Designer. Featured in my

first movie at the age of 8 (Meteor Man, directed and written by Robert Townsend). As a child

my mother always included me in the design process of getting my own clothes custom

created. Started my first clothing line Orphic Streetwear in September of 2013 within the next

six(6) months designed Six Shirts in Top Man in London, UK in Oxford Circus. Attended

Parson's New School of Design and Fashion Institute of Technology. Launched his Signature

Line House of Grayling Purnell, in September of 2015. Debuted his first Collection “ORPHIC”

during NYFW 2017. Second Collection at COACHELLA 2018  and third Collection “FIANO”

with Art Hearts Fashion during LAFW 2018. His fourth Collection “REFLECTION” was shown

with Art Hearts Fashion during NYFW 2019. His voluminous separates and side cascade

detailing are subtly man repelling, while more sharply tailored pieces are sure to get the tick of

approval from both sexes.


SWEET TALK SWIM

Sweet Talk Swim

Bio

Cheyenne Anderson started her fashion career at eighteen when she moved to Los Angeles, California to pursue her dream in fashion, art and photography . In just 2 short years she produced three successful shows in New York fashion week which catapulted her to exposure worldwide. With Norwegian and African American decent, she came from humble beginnings in Seattle, Washington.

FW1920 collection presentation

“Spice/ girls fall/ winter 2019” was inspired by bright and colorful fabrics and intended to take women out of their comfort zone, insight confidence and add statement. This collection includes risqué looks, colorful dresses, Swarovski crystal skirts and what we call the diamond bikini. Models wore pigtails with colorful extensions to create a mesmerizing effect on the runway. Neon colors dominate trends currently, so these versatile looks are perfect to wear to the hottest couture event in Paris and also for a tropical getaway. The spice girls collection is for the the dreamers and risk takers. Sweet talk is for girls who crave boldness and confidence, it encourages woman to live a little through fashion and push boundaries.


KENTARO KAMEYAMA

Japanese-born Angeleno Kentaro Kameyama is the newest member of fashion’s

“in” crowd as the winner of season 16 of Lifetime’s Emmy-nominated series

“Project Runway”. Kameyama clinched the coveted prize with his jaw-dropping

runway show at New York’s Fashion Week, which featured models wearing

expertly-tailored clothes inspired by classical music, walking to an original score

composed by Kameyama. The fashion-forward collection impressed the show’s

judges Heidi Klum, Nina Garcia, Zac Posen and this year’s finale guest judge,

Jessica Alba. The collection was a featured spread in Marie Claire Magazine.

Kameyama is a 2015 graduate of FCI – The Fashion School of Los Angeles,

where he currently teaches and serves as Fashion Chairman. Also a classical

pianist and composer, Kameyama has a Graduate Certificate in Piano

Performance from the University of Southern California, an Artist Diploma from

the University of Redland, Masters of Music from the University of South

Carolina, Bachelor of Music from Oklahoma Wesleyan University, and an

Associate of Art in Piano Performance from Toho Music College in Tokyo.


BURNING GUITARS FALL/WINTER 2019

TV Host Cognac Wellerlane interviews CEO Celebrity Designer Smiley Jonez at Art Hearts Fashion about his Burning Guitar Fall Winter Collection

"This clothing line was inspired by the superstar Jimi Hendrix for his famous burning guitars on stage routine. Our motto is simple "We Don"t Make Clothes, We Make Art" We do custom one of a kind orders as well as large manufacturing orders with 50% payment upfront on all orders. You can place your order if you are interested in something manufactured But if you would like something brand new and one of a kind then email us at [email protected] IF YOU HAVE AN ARTIST THAT NEEDS AN IMAGE MAKEOVER WE WILL GIVE HIM AN IMAGE THAT THE FANS WILL NOT FORGET!!!!," reveals Designer Smiley Jonez

For more infornation  please visit https://www.facebook.com/pg/BurningGuitarsClothing


ANTHONY RUBIO FALL WINTER 2019

TV Host Cognac Wellerlane interviews Anthony Rubio about his Coffee Table and his inspiration for his new Fall/Winter Collection

Anthony Rubio: Pet Couturier, Women’s Wear Designer, Men’s Tie Designer, Pet Image Architect, Content Creator, Animal Advocate.

Anthony Rubio is an Internationally acclaimed Pet Couturier and Women’s Wear designer. Anthony along with his one-a-kind creations have been featured on Good Morning America, New York Times, The Today Show, TIME magazine, Vogue Italia, Harper’s Bazaar, USA Today, MTV Style, Glamour Magazine, Yahoo! News, MSN News, Woman’s Wear Daily, New York Magazine’s The Cut, Refinery 29, People Magazine, Telemundo, Univision, Sports Illustrated among many others.

Anthony Rubio’s Canine Couture is meticulously handcrafted by the designer utilizing the finest materials to produce a one-of-a-kind creation for your four-legged family member taking into full consideration comfort and safety above all.


The undulating dynamic of the runway show started off with a bold, red crop top with a long cream-colored skirt. The color scheme quickly shifted to pastels and ended with a strong note of black.

Like his previous seasons, Rubio made sure to stick to all things that glitter. From sequin detailing on canine-wear to glitter eyeshadow and glossy lips on the female models, his Fall/Winter 2019 collection brought no surprises.

The collection also showcased Rubio’s signature use of tulle, feathers and mesh, alongside his familiar front, back and side splits on the dresses. The canines dripped of luxury with custom fit capes, robes, and dresses taking the breath of the audience. The most eye-catching look was the big, soft Leonberger robed in a sequin outlined giraffe print robe. Alongside the canine was the lone male model of the runway, styling a sparkly green tie and a tightly-fitted gray suit with off-white loafers. 


In our interview he revealed the collection was inspired by the Designer Valentino with the ruffles and

the Spaniard look, reminicent of his Spanish roots,  Thirty pieces, 15 human and 15 pets couture designs.


For more information please visit https://anthonyrubiodesigns.com/ 

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 The 16th Annual

New York Pet Fashion Show

Presented by

Frenchie's Kitchen

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"Masquerade Ball for Animal Rescue" 

TV Host Cognac Wellerlane interviews Life Coach Summer Strand at the 16th Annual NY Pet Fashion Show

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 The 16th Annual

New York Pet Fashion Show

Presented by

Frenchie's Kitchen

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"Masquerade Ball for Animal Rescue" 

  The spectacular fashion event featured Princess Meghan Barkle & Harry Prince of Tails

With Rescues the Queen Mum, a Soldier, 2 Bridesmaids, a Flower Girl

Royal Carriage, and a Royal Motorized Mini Mercedes on Stage !

The Coolest Fashion Event During Fashion Week!

The Largest Pet Fashion & Animal Rescue Benefit in the World!

Thurs Feb 7th!

Hotel Pennsylvania Penntop Ballroom, all invite all media was invited to cover

30 International Designers - Human & Pet Fashions

This was a Red Carpet Event to help save Animals Lives!

Amazing human & pet fashions by top designers on the runway

Rescues, Celebrities, Models, & Designers Strut Their Stuff on the Runway!

Four Amazing Runway Shows & Special Presentation!

~Hollywood Dreams: From Hollywood to Bollywood

~Angels & Demons Couture: Who's been Naughty & Who's been Nice!

~International Masquerade Couture: What Mask will you Wear!

~Best In Show Contest: You could be Crowned King or Queen

~Royal Pup-tial Wedding: Princess Meghan Barkle & Harry Prince of Tails

To benefit the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals www.AnimalAlliancenyc.org

Kick off "Fashion Week & Westminster Weekend"

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Welcome to the largest Pet Fashion and Animal Rescue benefit in the World!

Please welcome our MC and Celebrity Pet Expert Harrison Forbes...

Meet 1010 WINS Anchor & AllForAnimalsTV.com Host Susan Richard who will serve as a Best in Show judge

February 7th 2019,6-11 PM at the Historic Hotel Pennsylvania in NYC.

The 2019 NYPFS is a celebration and dedication to the Couture Style from around the World, to Rescue our Animals in need and Honor our Planet. Bring out your inner Style to help raise awareness! Enjoy music from around the World, Pop, Country Western, Dance, Alternative, and more!

Celebrities and Models on Runway and Gold Paw Awards Ceremony

Four amazingly cool, chic, and hip runway shows

2019 NY Pet Fashion Show Gold Paw Awards

Esther Mechler - Public Awareness Campaign "Fix by Five"

Pupscouts - Volunteer Group

This Event was recorded & Covered for all Media

TV, Print Press, Syndication, Social Media and Radio

For more information please visit http://www.nypetfashionshow.com/


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GRETA CONSTANTINE FALL/WINTER 2019

Greta Constantine is a line of women's wear designed by Kirk Pickersgill and Stephen Wong in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The label is a pairing of the names of Wong's mother, Greta, and Pickersgill's grandfather, Constantine

Greta Constantine is a collection of ready-to-wear womenswear based in Toronto, Canada. Founded in 2006 by designers. Kirk Pickersgill and Stephen Wong, the label is derived from the combination of the name of the latter's mother, Greta, with that of the former's grandfather, Constantine. The collection is available in over 40-doors worldwide across 15-countries including Hudson’s Bay, Nordstrom, and both Moda Operandi and Farfetch online. The pair works together in their Toronto-area studio -- conceptualizing, exploring, and challenging the fashions of today for the women of tomorrow.

TV HOST COGNAC WELLERLANE  POSES FOR A PHOTO-OP WITH THE FASHION MODELS AT GRETA CONSTANTINE FALL/WINTER 2019

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TV HOST COGNAC WELLERLANE INTERVIEWS DESIGNERS STEPHEN WONG AND KIRK PICKERSGILL AFTER THE GRETA CONSTANTINE FALL/WINTER 2019 SHOW

After the presentation I sat down with Greta Constantine designers Kirk Pickersgill about the inspiration behind their Fall/Winter 2019 Collection and they revealed three central ideas: modesty, volume and carbon footprint. During a recent trip to Dubai, the designers were “mesmerized how these [Emirate] women were made up and wearing their burkas — their clothing, just the way they are — they weren’t even trying to be modest. It was just their lifestyle and we thought, ‘We don’t have to show too much skin to be sexy,’” Pickersgill reminisced. “That trip did leave lasting impressions,” Wong added.

The dynamic duo experimented with proportions and layering for fall. Great long-sleeve sequined bodysuits and turtlenecks were layered beneath everything. The collection featured gray boiled wool separates or dresses. Each ensemble was piled under varying voluminous silhouettes — a high-neck tulle jacket, liquid Lurex dresses with sizable poet’s sleeves or brocade puffed-outerwear — which made the concept outstanding. The strongest look included a silver lame floor-length gown with puffed shoulders atop an all black long-sleeve sequined turtleneck. “Completely covered up but out there, still the center of attention,” Wong expressed.

The concept was to shine! and I expressed how much I love shiney things especially clothes.

to find out more about this wonderful brand you can visit

https://gretaconstantine.com

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Designer Alyson Eastman Reveals The Inspiration Behind Her Leather Designs During NYFW

TV Host Cognac Wellerlane interviews Alyson Eastman at Her New Pop-up Store on Elizabeth Street

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TV Host Cognac Wellerlane poses for a photo-op with Patricia Ann Parenti at Alyson Eastman Pop-up Store during NYFW




 










TV Host Cognac Wellerlane poses for a photo-op with Alyson Eastman

Alyson Eastman is a thoughtful leather brand with a focus on outerwear. We believe it is very important to be ethical in our practices and if we choose to wear leather, we should be mindful and responsible of where we get it. All of our leather is sourced from tanneries in Italy and Argentina with certification of using food source leather. Alyson chose leather as her material of choice because it is a material that can last a lifetime. Passed down from generations, or re-worked into something new, leather is beautiful and unique and is not a material that will be discarded as trash in a season and sit in a landfill forever.

Alyson Eastman 4 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY, , United States [email protected]

A LEATHER JACKET IS ALWAYS A GOOD IDEA.

For more information please visit https://www.alysoneastman.com/


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Designer Amanda Mehl Reveals the Inpiration Behind her Love Handles Fall/Winter 2019 Collection

 During NYFW

TV Host Cognac Wellerlane interviews Designer Amanda Mehl during NYFW

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TV Host Cognac Wellerlane poses at Garber Hardware with Fashion Models after the Love Handles Fall/Winter 2019 Show

On the first day of NYFW I was invited to "LOVE HANDLES FALL WINTER 2019" designed by innovative designer Artist Amanda Mehl. This season her collection was inspired by hardware so she chose to present the collection in the oldest hardware store in Manhattan, Garber Hardware.

Amehl is the fashion label of contemporary interdisciplinary artist Amanda Mehl. Amanda combines her art background and fashion industry experience to create a unique collection that is fun and progressive. Before starting her own label Amanda studied art and worked full time as a visual artist which contributed to her fresh ideas and turning of raw materials into well executed garments. Amanda grew up in fashion as the daughter of fashion designer Beverly Mehl, learning the industry from within and hitting the streets of the garment district at an early age. Learning the industry from her mother directly was an invaluable source for her in learning how to produce flattering and well made garments. When Amanda isn't working on a collection she is making dynamic multidisciplinary art installations and performances that exist in the realms of the internet and contemporary gallery spaces. She integrates mediums such as sculpture, photography, digital art, video, light, and sound into her installations to create interactive visual experiences which can be characterized by the same humor and energy that are present in her fashion label. In both her art and her fashion she enjoys mocking the seriousness of the art and fashion worlds and developing her distinct visual language which is about attitude, spirit, and spontaneity. Amanda Mehl was born in Buenos Aires, lived in Tel Aviv for 10 years and is currently living in New York. The collection is made in NYC.

To learn more please visit

https://www.amehlnyc.com/

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NYFW SPRING/SUMMER 2019

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SAKS FIFTH AVENUE FUR SALON PRESENTATION DURING NYFW SPRING 2019

During NYFW Spring 2019 I was invited to a special presentation of fabulous furs at the Fur Salon at Saks Fifth Avenue at their Flagship Store on Fifth Avenue.  Saks Fifth Avenue caters to a high end client who expects the very best in fashion, style, trends and modern design!



Saks Fif th Avenue is  Dedicated to their Customers 24/7

I had so much fun trying on the designer furs, as you can see in the photo above I am wearing YSL animal print goat trench.  Vogue Magazine recently celebrated natural fur as the responsible choice. @voguemagazine @wearefur @furinsider @saksfursnyc

[email protected] What is natural fur?

karastudIt is the responsible choice!

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[email protected] it’s real fur as opposed to plastic/faux.

[email protected] after fashion week we WILL get together..!!! Miss you!!  Published on Instagram!

 Models are wearing Christian Dior (l), Norman Ambrose the color of Love

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TV Host Cognac Wellerlane models designer furs at Saks Fifth Avenue

The Saks Fur Salon offers a full assortment of services, regardless of where you purchased your fur.

Storage

They will keep your fur in our state-of-the-art, climate-controlled vaults.

Cleaning

Conditioning and glazing lengthens the life of your fur.

Repairs

Their experts can repair any rips, missing buttons or worn edges.

Trade In

Receive a discount on a new fur when you trade in a fur coat.

Restyle

A fur artisan works with you to update, reimagine or completely transform your fur.

Made to Measure

Create a custom-designed piece with luxe fabrics including cashmere and vicuña.

Designer Furs include:

Bisang

Julia & Stella

Michael Kors Collection

Zandra Rhodes

Guy Laroche

Yves Salomon

Yves Saint Laurent

Marni fur

Rindi

Christian Dior (l), Norman Ambrose

Fendi 

Giambattista Valli

Mate


For more information please visit https://www.saksfifthavenue.com/Women-s-Apparel/The-Fur-Salon/shop

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ZANG TOI SPRING/SUMMER 2019

Zang Toi Spring 2019

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Zang Toi Spring 2019 - Photos by Patricia Ann Parenti

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TV Host Cognac Wellerlane poses for a photo-op with Ramona Singer And Dorinda Medley from the Real Housewives of New York Front Row

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TV Host Cognac Wellerlane and Super Model Carol Alt pose backstage at Zang Toi Spring/Summer 2019

Zang Toi’s Spring/Summer 2019 collection was a homage to Yves Saint Laurent the famous French Designer. Zang journeyed to Marrakech for specific purpose of visiting the YSL museum, which was the inspiration for his Spring/Summer 2019 Collection.

The collection includediconic Mondrian patterns, shown on silk floor-length dresses, cutaway coats and even silk scarves used as head wraps.

The safari influences was present, with a cream laced safari tunic dress, black trenches with a zebra print (predominant throughout) lining and classic safari jacket in off-white paired with wide-leg trousers.

Thirty looks walked the runway at this season's show.

For more information please visit http://zangtoi.com/

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HELEN YARMAK SPRING 2019

HELEN YARMAK SPRING 2019

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TV Host Cognac Wellerlane wears dyed Chinchilla at the 

Helen Yarmak Spring 2019 Show

It was an evening of elegance and glamour at the penthouse suite on top of the Crown Building on Fifth Avenue for Helen Yarmak’s 2019 Spring/Summer Collection Presentation.

Helen Yarmak's glamorous fur coats lined the walls of her studio, situated beside her exclusive jewelry line. Jazz music entertained celebrity guests while they enjoyed hors d’oeuvers and champagne.

The Helen Spring 2019 started with a mainstage presentation with models wearing an array of animal prints and sleek, red carpet evening looks. Cool, feathery blues, bold ambers and pinks ruled the stage; lightweight delicately soft and very comfortable for today's busy career woman. Helen's furs can be quite elegantly casual and comfortably worn with classy jeans and t-shirts! But I prefer the glamour combination with diamonds and gowns.

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Christopher Lowman Spring/Summer 2019

NYFW SPRING/SPRING/SUMMER 2019

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During NYFW onSeptember 9th, at the James Hotel, the American designer CHRISTOPHER LOWMAN premiered his Spring/Summer 2019 collection highlighting his street style with luxury fabrics in bright colors and textures.

The collection was inspired by 1980’s Summer Olympics. He rebooted the looks from the official Olympics opening ceremonies of that decade. Lowman then reimagined it for the 21st century by merging sophisticated clean silhouettes with a touch of edge.

Fabrics and textures included lambskin leathers mixed with neoprene, mixed media cow hides, golden tricot nylons, pullover’s, tracksuit.

Born and raised in New York City, Christopher began his career in 2014 interning for menswear brands in nyc. At 21 Christopher was assigned to a internship at Pyer Moss working closely with the designer and assistants. As Christopher soaked in every information he was provided he gained confidence to start his own company.

Christopher Lowman began as a project to reinvent the 1980’s rockstar by adding unique patterns and refining the fit. Christopher Lowman uses high-end materials, masculine form, unique pattern making, and modern tailoring to create luxury menswear. The Christopher Lowman collection is produced in New York City.


Before Christopher Lowman actually launched a full collection he has amassed support internationally from press such as NYLON ESPANOL, Bello, Indie, The Fashionisto, Huffington Post and many more. Christopher Lowman also gained the attention of celebrities like Chris Brown, Jake Miller, Aidan Alexander, Jr. Smith and many more.



In July 2017 Christopher launched his ss18 collection called “Harvard Punkd” evolving around college students battling a chain of emotions throughout a semester. The collection was featured in Vogue Paris, NY Times, Candid Magazine etc.

For more information please visit https://christopherlowman.nyc/

TV Host Cognac Wellerlane poses for a photo-op with The Hip Hop Group Minus Gravity at the Christopher Lowman Spring/Summer 2019 Presentation

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TV Host Cognac Wellerlane interviews Apollo from Minus Gravity at the Christopher Lowman Spring/Summer 2019 Presentation

The hip hop team, San Antonio natives and now Los Angeles-based hip-hop band Minus Gravity released their single “Options” along with its music video. The track was produced by Grammy award-winner Rich Skillz [Robin Thicke, Nas, Ludacris]. I was excited to be talking to their exciting new release at the Christopher Lowman Spring/Summer 2019 Presentation.

“Options” reveals and expresses the trio’s hypnotic hybrid of hip-hop, and R&B.

Their exciting music shows a diversity of sound from sharp rhymes and catchy chants with an unpredictable beat to a hash-tag-able hook.

Their sexy video brings the lyrics to life as Minus Gravity wild out with a bevy of gorgeous sensuous ladies and overflowing champagne.

"My kind of music and video, love Pink Champagne."

Get it HERE via 432 Entertainment/Capitol Music Group.


“Options” paves the way for more music to come from the group as well as a forthcoming EP. Minus Gravity might just be the rockstars hip-hop has been waiting for all along.

Three fashion-forward larger-than-life personalities with their own signature skills (pictured left to right below) —Mic Apollo [rapper, singer, producer], Rob Will [singer], and Sir Blaze [rapper]—compriseMinus Gravity.

For more info follow them at https://www.instagram.com/minusgravity/

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CAAFD EMERGING DESIGNER COLLECTIVE

Industria Collective Showcase

 CAAFD EMERGING DESIGNER COLLECTIVE

Industria Collective Showcase Spring/Summer 2019

CAAFD

The Council of Aspiring American Fashion Designers (CAAFD) is a non-profit organization founded through a collaborative effort by a few key pioneers in the fashion industry with the ambitious goal of backing designers who aspire to do business in the United States. CAAFD unlocks the velvet rope and leads showcased emerging talent into close-knit circles of the fashion industry.

Helena Bajaj Larsen

Half-Indian, Half-Norwegian yet Parisian born and bred, 23-year old designer Helena Bajaj Larsen is a recent graduate of Parsons School of Design and launched her label just six months ago. She specializes in hand-painted textiles which she creates herself - works of abstract art on fabric, blending her love of textile craftsmanship with her training in fashion design. She draws inspiration from her nomadic lifestyle across various countries and cultures to form breathtaking collections using her one-of-a-kind fabrics as well as stunning sculptural jewelry pieces.

Patricia Wijaya

Starting her label in 2016 after graduating the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, Patricia Wijaya quickly took to the fashion world. Her label first released a Prêt-A-Couture line in Jakarta, which focused on telling a story and showcasing innovation throughout. For this collection, Through her designs, Wijaya creates designs that have been described as an exquisite combination of a modern day sensibilities with fairytale elements.

Sania Studio

Pakistani designer Sania Maskatiya crafts ornate and regal inspirations into every Sania Studio design, which masterfully highlight feminine silhouettes. Her designs are inspired by the beauty of nature and the environment while still being modern and classic, which are touted as some of the best craftsmanship in Pakistan, coming from generations of artisans who have specialized and perfected their craft.

Yufash

Estonian-born founder and designer Kadri Klampe created Yufash as a unique and forward-thinking brand made for the confident and powerful women of the world, with all garments fabricated exclusively in England. Founded in 2015, Klampe and Yufash have since experience skyrocketing popularity, including having designs featured on the hit television series Scream Queens.

Ayni

Peruvian-based design duo Ayni design their collections by honoring ancient traditions, utilizing local materials and altering the production model to promote environmental sustainability. Ayni, which is a Peruvian turn of phrase “today for you, tomorrow for me,” showcases their drive for both ethics as well as aesthetics.

Mouton Blanc

Japanese-born and trained in France, designer Hakuyo Miya blends together his various influences into an entirely unique creation with Mouton Blanc. Utilizing fantastical style elements with real world influences, Miya crafts fiery designs that combine color, texture and culture into beautiful and elegant pieces.

Thunyatorn

Thunyatorn Ng, born in Thailand, discovered her love and talent for fashion once moving to New York City. After making a career out of bridal makeup and hairstyling, Thunyatorn noticed the demand for traditional Thai clothing that was left unfulfilled in North America. Taking things into her own hands, Thunyatorn is among the first Thai designers to present at NYFW.

Zabetta Couture

Zabetta Couture designer Ruth Zabetta was raised in both Spain as well as the Dominican Republic, which imparts a unique cultural influence on her designs. Known for modern lines and cuts which still maintain a feminine presence, Zabetta Couture strives to create beautiful silhouettes that are consistent through all the pieces.

Ayni

Peruvian-based design duo Ayni design their collections by honoring ancient traditions, utilizing local materials and altering the production model to promote environmental sustainability. Ayni, which is a Peruvian turn of phrase “today for you, tomorrow for me,” showcases their drive for both ethics as well as aesthetics.

Adriana is Peruvian, Laerke is Danish. Together they are behind the brand AYNI, a clean and sophisticated line of knitwear designs.

The products are created using only the most exclusive Peruvian materials such as the luxurious baby alpaca and the famous pima cotton. All garments are made by Peruvian artisans following the principals of responsible and sustainable production and supply chain management.

The brand AYNI was created out of a common love for high quality products, nature's finest materials and a conscience social, economic and environmental engagement.

Through our brand AYNI we seeks to set an example to the rest of the fashion and textile industry by showing how ethics and aesthetics can join hands.

Thank you for letting AYNI be part of your journey!

Ruth Zabetta Spring/Summer 2019

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Zabetta Couture designer Ruth Zabetta was raised in both Spain as well as the Dominican Republic, which imparts a unique cultural influence on her designs. Known for modern lines and cuts which still maintain a feminine presence, Zabetta Couture strives to create beautiful silhouettes that are consistent through all the pieces.


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 Thunyatorn Spring/Summer 2019 

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Thunyatorn  Spring/Summer 2019

Thunyatorn started her business in 2009 as soon as she moved to New York City, U.S.A. At that time, she provided bridal make-up and hair-styling for most Thai people in New York City areas as a hobby.


After researching for 4 years, Thunyatorn began importing Thai costume from Thailand and made them to fit for people here in the U.S. In that same year, she acquired a degree in cosmetology at Empire Beauty School.

Now, Thunyatorn plants to position this business as a one stop service for makeup and photoshoot service to facilitate a better customer experience. To become the number one Thai traditional costume business in the U.S., Thunyatorn and her team will always work hard to develop the best service you have never seen.


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New York Fashion Week Powered By Art Hearts Fashion

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Ground-Breaking NYFW SS 2019

New York Fashion Week Powered By Art Hearts Fashion

Manhattan, New York: From September 6th to 10th, 2018, New York Fashion Week powered by Art Hearts Fashion returned to the enchanting and dramatic Angel Orensanz Venue. Designers, celebrities, artists, buyers, and industry professionals from around the world converged in Manhattan for the most ground-breaking and innovative event. Art Hearts Fashion offered the most extensive schedule of designers over the 5 days during fashion week and over 100 international designers and artists showcasing their collections on the AHF stage. With a cutting-edge Cotton Inc show featuring Amazon & Alexa with a “See Now, Buy Now” concept, Art Hearts Fashion pushed the boundaries of creativity and innovation for New York Fashion Week.

“This was by far the most ground-breaking and creative production this season at New York Fashion Week”, said Erik Rosete, Founder and President of Art Hearts Fashion International. “We kicked off the week with World Renowned Artists Domingo Zapata featuring a special performance by Nicky Jam followed by three of our most art inspired designers”. The next day, Art Hearts Fashion expanded its footprint by adding a second venue at Pier59 Studios to produce shows for over 50 international designers. The inspiring Madeline Stuart showcased her line 21 Reasons Why collection to a standing ovation. An explosion of sexiness and creativity with The Black Tape Project set the crowd on fire. The series of events wrapped up the week with an exclusive event featuring the first-time ever collaboration between Amazon, Cotton Inc, and Art Hearts Fashion. “Cotton’s Fashion Delivered Runway Show is the archetype for how brands should approach fashion retailing, giving consumers a front row seat to a memorable experience and the ability to purchase the looks they want on Amazon through their mobile devices --- a simple, seamless experience.” explained Marissa Barlin, Director of Strategic Alliances for Cotton Incorporated. The evening closed out with a grand finale featuring 3 Italian designers for a “Taste of Italy.” Attracting over 12,000+ attendees, New York Fashion Week powered by Art Hearts Fashion was a massive success. “We wanted to showcase the creativity, energy, and sexiness that is New York City” Rosete said.

ABOUT ART HEARTS FASHION

Established since 2011, ART HEARTS FASHION is a forward-thinking and innovative fashion platform breaking new ground with cutting-edge runway presentations in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, and Asia. The visionary productions have garnered national and international acclaim from fashion authorities including, but not limited to, Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, WWD, Cosmopolitan, Popsugar, and Refinery29. It has attracted mass media coverage by major outlets such as Today Show (NBC), Fox Television, CBS Television, Amazon Prime, The Huffington Post, and numerous digital and cable networks throughout the world. As of 2018, Art Hearts Fashion produces the #1 Los Angeles Fashion Week, #1 Miami Swim Week, and in the top 3 New York Fashion Week productions.

ART HEARTS FASHION has amassed an A-List Celebrity following that includes Britney Spears, Oscar Winner Adrien Brody, Kelly Rutherford, Nick Cannon, CeeLo Green, Drew Barrymore, Adriana Lima, Curtis Young “50 Cent”, Jason Derulo, Male Super Models Tyson Beckford and Garrett Neff, Philip Bloch, Steve Madden, Nicky Jam, Lindsay Lohan, Floyd Mayweather, Terrell Owens, and countless more. Consisting of 5-days of unrivaled shows, the highly sought-after event has a daily attendance of over 1,500 guests, celebrities, fashion editors, stylists, influencers, media, and VIPs. ART HEARTS FASHION has showcased prominent designers from Saks Fifth Avenue, Michael Costello, Betsey Johnson, Nicole Miller, Hale Bob, Sue Wong, MT Costello, Carmen Steffens, Amato Haute Couture by Furne one, Sue Wong, Walter Mendez, Zimmerman, Orlebar Brown, Vilebrequin, Trina Turk, Mister Triple X, Black Tape Project, renowned artist Domingo Zapata, and many more of the most talented designers and artists in the world.

To lean more about AHF productions visit www.ArtHeartsFashion.com and by city at www.NYFW.net www.LosAngelesFashionWeek.com & www.SwimWeek.net

The event's sponsors included beauty by April Love Pro Team featuring Moira Cosmetics, Bdellium Tools, and beauty masks by FRANZ Jet www.Franzskincare.com / Official hair-care by Executive Styles with Salon Services by Woody Michleb Salons ft Style the Runway products. Monster Energy, Shibue Couture, Succession Lending, Landbridge Capital, My/mochi ice cream, Fashion Week Online, Apparel News, Tiffany Wax, Fashion TV, FNL Networks, Gem & Bolt, and I am Printing Solutions supported the event. Art Gallery Curated by Six Summit Gallery & Casting Location provided by SpyScape Museum.

To view images & videos of the designer collections visit www.NYFW.net/schedule

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For more info, videos, or pictures, please contact Dean, Press & PR Director at Art Hearts Fashion.

MEDIA CONTACT: Dean, at [email protected]

Designers Included:

– DOMINGO ZAPATA w/ Nicky Jam

– AMAL AZHARI

– BURNING GUITARS

– MISTER TRIPLE X

– JANAY DEANN DESIGNS

– FEMATA COUTURE

– MARIA ELENA COUTURE

– REBECCA JUSTH

– HOUSE OF BYFIELD

– SARENE FU

– INIFD & LONDON SCHOOL OF TRENDS

– MADELINE STUART 21 REASONS WHY

– ARGYLE GRANT

– LILA NIKOLE

– EFABB

– SNOOTY BOOTY

– ALYCESAUNDRAL

– ALEXANDRA BUJAN

– RUTU BHONSLE

– ALEXANDRA POPESCU-YORK

– RC CAYLAN

– TOPPING DESIGN

– FERNANDO ALBERTO ATELIER

– NATHALIA GAVIRIA

– EMAN IDIL

– CHARLES AND RON

– WANDA BEAUCHAMP

– MONNALISA

– LULU ET GIGI

– CARMEN STEFFENS

– BAD SISTERS

– A MODO MIO

– ANTHONY RUBIO

– CANDICE CUOCO

– BLACK TAPE PROJECT

– COTTON INC.

– PIN UP STARS

– LE PIACENTINI

– ATELIER NICOLA D’ ERRICO

Art Heart Fashion Spring/Summer 2019

Art Hearts Fashion is a leading platform for designers and artists to showcase their collections in a contemporary fashion week setting. Our events have been held coast to coast as a national platform for designers to showcase in New York, Miami, Los Angeles, and beyond. Founded in 2011 by philanthropist and designer Erik Rosete, AHF has grown to become a top platform in the art & fashion community.

New York Fashion Week powered by Art Hearts Fashion will take place at the beautiful Angel Orensanz Event Space from September 6th – 10th. 33 international designers will showcase their collections on one of the most visually stunning runways at NYFW.

Now in our 10th Season Anniversary Year, AHF will be celebrating with all of our fashion guests by surprising them each day with different art activations, celebrity guests, and amazing sponsored goodies! Art Hearts Fashion events are more than just a runway show:

THEY ARE AN EXPERIENCE!

To learn more about all of our events please visit www.ArtHeartsFashion.com

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Mr. Triple X Spring/Summer 2019

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Mr. Triple X Spring/Summer 2019

Mister Triple X is a high end streetwear line that is for those keen to embrace their inner rock star. Combining leather with bright prints, the collection is perfect for those who want to make a bold statement. Erik Rosete is the designer, manager, and producer of the line as well as RMG Talent and Art Hearts Fashion.


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Anthony Rubio Spring/Summer 2019

Anthony Rubio Spring/Summer 2019

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Anthony Rubio Spring/Summer 2019

Born and raised in New York City, Pet Couturier Anthony Rubio originally studied women’s wear at New York’s Fashion Institute Of Technology. It wasn’t until the Spring of 2003 when he started designing for dogs after Anthony rescued a small dog he would named Bandit which had been terribly abused .

Shortly there after, Socialites commissioned these exquisite creations for their four-legged family members and major media outlets started to notice.

Anthony Rubio Designs was born and stands for creating and innovating new concepts and techniques and is strictly Couture. Each garment is created by hand with maniacal obsession to achieve perfection and meticulously executed solely by Anthony Rubio taking into full consideration comfort and safety above all. He is the first pet fashion designer to showcase during New York Fashion Week.

This season Anthony Rubio Spring/Summer Collection showcased 12 designer gowns and 12 dog couture fashions.

Anthony revealed, " have to design two times one for the models and  one for the dogs. "   Anthony revealed that the inspiration for this collection was "Movies, lots if movies, retro glamorous movies. I am a big fan."


For more information please visit https://anthonyrubiodesigns.com


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Model and Designer Alycesaundral walks the runway at the Snooty Booty Designs Spring 2019 Show

Just like every child is unique every outfit I make is unique. You will never see 2 outfits exactly the same.   The designer has designed clothing for a former Miss Great Britain, Miss Colorado and a Miss World contestant just to name a few. Now she prefers doing childrens clothing. She strive to make all her designs unique and different from what you would see anywhere else.   She also makes her clothing as prefessional as possible.   She also uses a serger to serge the fabric before its sewn to keep the fabric from raveling. 


She doubles sew the seams to keep them from coming out.  She also has an embrodery machine to custom make her designs

Please follow her at https://www.facebook.com/pg/DesignsBySnootieBootie/


Designer Alycesaundra walks the runway after her 

Alycesaundral Spring 2019 Show

Alycesaundra is a child designer (AlycesaundraL) and has shown her designs at New York Fashion Week 3 years in a row.

She is the reigning Tiny Miss National Most Beautiful.

Follow this clothing brand at https://www.facebook.com/AlycesaundraL

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TV Host Cognac Wellerlane interviews Fashion Designer Marnita Miller after her EFABB Collection

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TV Host Cognac Wellerlane interviews Entrepreneur and TV Personality Cherie Corso

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Fashion Model Julia Marie Corso poses for a photo-op 

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Fashion Designer Marnita Miller premiered her EFABB Collection at Art Heart Fashion.

During our interview Marnita revealed "EFABB is an acronym for what my line stands for, Elegant, Fabulous, Afordable, Beautiful!" Marnita showed 12 pieces in the collection most of which were Fall/Winter. There were only two pieces that were Spring/Summer.

Entrepreneur Cherie Corso, mother to Model Julia Marie Corso who walked the runway, revealed "Marnita designs clothes are modern but modest."

Cherie is a co-founder of G2 Organics and a successful business woman, beauty cosmetic expert, entrepreneur and mother. Cherie has always pursued her dreams through entrepreneurial business opportunities. Reiki healer, studies at FIT,lectures at Fordham University at the Gaballi School of Business on branding, and starting a business. I love Fashion, scuba diving, tennis,golf, member of the NY Athletic Club. Supporter of Humane Society and Cancer research

I have passion for the products and life I work hard and never give up, sometimes the journey starts out one way and something better evoles. I try create my own luck, and will go for it. I am a happy person and count my blessings everyday. Thank you for reading about little old me!!

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Julia Marie Corso has modeled for private labels and investors. This is her first Runway model job at NYFW!

You can follow Julia at https://www.instagram.com/juliamariecorso/

Fashion Designer Marnita Miller is the creative genius behind the much-buzzed-about EFabb Collection, a stylish and practical line of clothing with vibrant colors, unique fabrics and bold designs that accentuate the body. The Mississippi-native discovered her talent by sewing uniforms for kids from her dining room table. Her creative patterns, mastery of materials and tailoring that flatters all figures gained a following in the south, leading her on a journey that has taken her to New York Fashion week. She will present her second collection during this year’s presentation, continuing to grow her profile amongst retailers, editors and consumers who savor the versatility of her designs.

Efabb at New York Fashion Week Powered by Art Hearts Fashion NYFW SS/19 The event's sponsors included beauty by April Love Pro Team featuring Moira Cosmetics, and beauty masks by FRANZ Jet www.Franzskincare.com / Official haircare by Executive Styles with Salon Services by Woody Michleb Salons ft Style the Runway products. Special thanks Monster Energy, Shibue Couture, Succession Lending, Landbridge Capital, My/mochi ice cream, Fashion Week Online, Apparel News, Tiffany Wax, Fashion TV, FNL Networks, Gem & Bolt, and I am Printing Solutions. Art Gallery Curated by Six Summit Gallery & Casting Location SpyScape Museum.

For more information follow EFABB at https://www.instagram.com/efabbcollection

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MEC Maria Elena Couture  and 

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TV Host Cognac Wellerlane interviews Designer Maria Elena at her 

Spring 2019 Show

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MEC Maria Elena Couture

Providing a blend of the unique contemporary design with a touch of the past and flavor of the Cuban culture that defines the designer. Thinking of the woman on the go who wants to be defined by a unique fashion aura while she travels through her life and day, the Maria Elena (ME ) handbags focus on versatile and light weight travel characteristics with a sense of cache. Many of the hand bags are handcrafted and produced in the USA.


Adding to her line of hand bags Maria Elena is now designing romantic  ensembles.  She showcased her collection 

On the Runway MEC Presents

"Seaside Moonlight Romance"

Arts Hearts Fashion - NYFW

Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, at 6pm

Angel Orensanz Foundation, 172 Norfolk St.

New York, NY 10002


For more information please visit  http://mariaelenacouture.com

TV Host Cognac Wellerlane interviews Designer Janay Winsell at NYFW about her 

Spring 2019 Collection

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Janay Deann Designs

During NYFW I interviewed Fashion Designer Janay Winsell about her Spring 2019 Collection.


Janay Deann Designs was born when Janay Winsell, a St. Louis Missouri entrepreneur, put her talents to creating a few tutus for her daughters for a birthday bash. Now, she and her team of assistants keep multiple sewing machines humming, creating exciting new designs for toddlers to adults. What started as tutus, has expanded to include new styles of elaborate pageant dresses, special occasion dresses, red carpet dresses and more.

Her designs have been showcased across America through web sites, TV spots, local news, commercials and more. More and more celebrities have requested Janay's creations for their own kids and for gifts. Recently, The Tiara Twins were filmed for a new TLC show wearing some of Janay's new designs. Skye Jackson from the Disney show Jesse was seen on an LA red carpet next to Toddlers and Tiaras star, Devin McHenry who was sporting a one of a kind JDD original dress. Other sightings include Eden Wood and Housewives of NJ Melissa Gorga’s daughter, Antonia to name a few. Janay's designs have recently graced the runway during NYFW at Style Fashion Week New York. Janay has recently been asked to return to NYC to show her new collection this fall.

Janay's creations are filled with elegance and whimsy delight. Perfect for holiday parties, pageants, red carpet events or any special occasion, her designs will WOW everyone.

Why is she so successful? Ask her, and she blushes. "I put equal parts of love, passion and creativity into every creation and treat each one as if I were making it for my own precious daughters." 


For more information please visit  http://www.janaydeanndesigns.com


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Vivienne Hu Spring 2019

Vivenne Hu Spring 2019

Vivienne Hu showcased her whimsical spring/summer 2019 collection at Spring Studios this past week during NYFW. With a history in investment banking, Hu designed the collection purely from a vintage feminine fantasy.

Models walked the runway in 1970’s-inspired designs. There were strong elements of boho colorful mix and match of colours and patterns.

The Textures in the collection ranged from fur on booties to distressed denim provided a bit of a high/low mix while lace and crochet referred back to the vintage theme.

Vivienne revealed during our inteview that she want all women to embrace her femninity and the collection was also inspired by botanicals.

Vivienne Hu is a New York based designer. Before her fashion endeavors, she received her Bachelor’s degree in Finance from University of Hohenheim in Germany. She then worked in the Investment Banking industry in New York for over three years. Her decision to change career paths stemmed from her zeal for fashion and her love of creativity and the arts.

After a fashion degree from Parsons School of Design, Vivienne Hu established her brand, and debuted her Spring/Summer collection in 2012. She quickly gained industry experience working at Oscar de la Renta and Yigal Azrouel. With increasing market success, she formally launched her flagship store in Soho, New York in 2013. In 2016, she launched her second store at 107 Mercer Street, also in the heart of Soho, New York. Her designs have been featured in various fashion magazines like WWD, Cosmopolitan, Elle, Bazaar, Art and Designs, and Elegant.

Vivienne Hu has hosted her brand’s New York Fashion Week runway show since September 2014. In July 2015, she was selected as a Swarovski Collective Designer for the Summer/Spring 2016 NYFW show. Her collections exhibit a blend of classic European elegance and New York downtown style, with a touch of exotic Asian taste. Her design concepts cater to women who have a strong sense of independence and a desire for displaying their femininity and personality in a unique way.

For more information please visit https://www.viviennehu.com

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STYLE FASHION WEEK SPRING 2019

Style Fashion Week, producer of globally recognized fashion events, provides top designers a world class platform to showcase their collections. Each year Style Fashion Week presents the season's must see shows, unforgettable performances and exclusive installations. Our expansive Style Marketplace immerses guests in fashion as well as art and design. Industry and consumers directly engage with brands throughout the week.

Style Fashion Week represents the diverse cultures of New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Palm Springs and Dubai, integrating international designers, media, celebrities and commerce season after season.

DAVID TUPAZ SPRING 2016

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On day one of Style Fashion Week New York, designers, Romeo + Juliet Couture, David Tupaz, Richard Hallmarq, Bahmardi, Shay Kawaii and Adrian Alicia showcased SS'19 designs at the Manhattan Center. Guests of the shows additionally enjoyed performances by Heather LaRose, Natalya and Naima, presented by Vezt Music App. Models were beautified by Davines.    


I always love interviewing Fashion Designer David Tupaz from Las Vegas!


His designs are always nostalgic with models  walking the runway perfectly ensembled in retro fashions from Old Hollywood, Think Lana Turner, Bette  Grable, Ava Gardner and  Rita Hayworth!


This season the collection was inspired by Madagascar, Spain in all its  splendor!


Mr. Tupaz showcased his collection at Manhattan Center 311 West 34th St. NY 10001


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Adrian Alicea Spring 2019

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Adrian Alicea Spring 2019

This season Designer Adrian Alicea designed his fabulous collection around his mother Carmen who was born in 1928.  "Her favorite color was pink and red," revealed Adrian  during our invterview.


The collection was glamorous, elegant and reminiscent of the late 1920's and 30's with many flowing gowns cut on a bias, typical from that era.  Think Jean Harlow and Mae West.  Former Yves St. Laurent Model Shaila Edmonds walked the runway wearing a gorgwous gown and wavy pinkcurls!


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Romeo + Juliet Spring 2019

Romeo + Juliet Spring 2019

Romeo + Juliet , established in 1999, is best recognized for its contemporary clothing design that exudes a chic, easy elegance, with a tenor of vibrant artistry. The values associated with Romeo and Juliet include ‘modern’, ‘on-trend’, ‘high fashion’ and ‘edgy’. Romeo and Juliet is a refined and stylish personality that appeals to its assertive and confident target audience. Our signature label is an imaginative blend of daring and sophistication to create an expression of fresh, unrestricted style that defines aesthetic indulgence.

Romeo and Juliet is committed to satisfying the desires of our buyers and their customers. As a result we pledge to continuously innovate our business to improve your experience. We promise to provide new designs made from quality materials at affordable prices. Additionally we will offer cutting edge fashion by following the most up-to-date trends and identifying consumers’ demand, and quickly getting the latest designs into the market.


For more information please visit  https://romeoandjulietcouture.com


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Bahmardi Spring 2019

Haute Couture designer, Tuenaz Bahmardi, has fond memories working alongside her mother in her couture boutique in Mumbai, India…gaining valuable hands-on experience meeting various tailors, master cutters, and embroider artists. She was able to learn the “ins” and “outs” of the fashion industry and although she had no formal training, Tuenaz spent numerous years and countless hours honing her craft. She started out by making outfits for friends and family and even designing all her own clothes. Tuenaz grew a desire to combine the love and passion for hand and machine embroideries she developed growing up in the East with the sophistication of Western fashion and culture. She developed an exquisite feel for fabrics and colors, a devotion to detail, and a sure sense for what many women desired – luxury, feminine, elegance, and opulent embroideries –thus, the birth of Bahmardi.


For more information please visit  bahmardi.com


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Richard Hallmarq Spring 2019

Richard Hallmarq’s latest line is all about  stark streetwear, a look back at the 2000s with fresh eyes. Forgive the philosophical statement, but the simplicity of each piece seemed to be a self-reflexive comment on simplicity itself. A comment on how fashionable something straightforward could be. It was kind of exciting, watching someone embrace the best of street style without trying to force high fashion and low fashion to work together. There was a sense of ease, very L.A.-inspired ease, which gave you hope for New York City obsessions like athleisure. So pull out your baseball cap and embrace the baggy wifebeater. Casual isn’t hard if you listen to the experts.


You can learn more about this fabulous designer and follow him at  https://www.instagram.com/richardhallmarq


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On day one of Style Fashion Week New York, designers, Romeo + Juliet Couture, David Tupaz, Richard Hallmarq, Bahmardi, Shay Kawaii and Adrian Alicia showcased SS'19 designs at the Manhattan Center. Guests of the shows additionally enjoyed performances by Heather LaRose, Natalya and Naima, presented by Vezt Music App. Models were beautified by Davines.


For more information please visit http://www.stylefashionweek.com/


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Mr. Triple X at Art Hearts Fashion NYFW FALL/WINTER 2018


TV Host and Entertainment Journalist Cognac Wellerlane interviews Founder Erik Rosete of Art Hearts Fashion

Mister Triple X is a high end streetwear line that is for those keen to embrace their inner rock star. Combining leather with bright prints, the collection is perfect for those who want to make a bold statement. Erik Rosete is the designer, manager, and producer of the line as well as RMG Talent and Art Hearts Fashion.


Art Hearts Fashion is a leading platform for designers and artists to showcase their collections in a contemporary fashion week setting. Our events have been held coast to coast as a national platform for designers to showcase at Los Angeles Fashion Week, New York Fashion Week, Miami Swim Week, and beyond. Founded in 2011 by philanthropist and designer Erik Rosete, AHF has grown to become a top platform in the art & fashion community.

Now in our 10th Season Anniversary Year, AHF will be celebrating with all of their  fashion guests by surprising them each day with different art activations, celebrity guests, and amazing sponsored goodies! Art Hearts Fashion events are more than just a runway show.


New York Fashion Week powered by Art Hearts Fashion took place at the beautiful Angel Orensanz Event Space from February 8th – 11th. Over 30 international designers  showcased their collections on one of the most visually stunning runways at NYFW.


For more information please visit http://nyfw.net/


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Wanda Beauchamp New York Fashion Week Presented by Art Hearts Fashion FW/18 NYFW

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Wanda Beauchamp  FW/18 NYFW

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TV Host Cognac Wellerlane interviews Fashion Designer Wanda Beauchamp at her Fall/Winter 2018 at Art Hearts Fashion

This fabulous designer was inspired by royalty.   Every little boy and girl should look like a prince and princess ready to hold court for their own event or party.


Designer Wanda Beauchamp specializes in creating fancy couture ensembles for both boys and girls  from children to teenagers!  Her collection's are fabulous for prom and sweet sixteen or  Quinceañera!


A Quinceañera is the Hispanic tradition of celebrating

a young girl's coming of age - her 15th birthday.


Today's celebrations embrace religious customs, and the virtues of family and

social responsibility. The Quinceanera tradition celebrates the young girl

(la Quinceanera), and recognizes her journey from childhood to maturity.

The customs highlight God, family, friends, music, food, and dance.


Twenty pieces were shown in the collection ranging in bold colors .


"Nineteen girls and one handsome little boy." revealed Designer Wanda Beauchamp.


Red and Gold were prominent hues!


For more information you can follow Wanda at  Facebook/Wanda Beauchamp

https://www.instagram.com/wanda.beauchamp2017/


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Videmus Omnia FW 2018

TV Host Cognac Wellerlane interviews Yun Qu at the

 Videmus Omnia Fall/Winter 2018 

 The Videmus Omnia Fall/Winter 2018 show  was inspired by Asian influence with bold bright colors and hues.  


Designer Yun Qu revealed 40 pieces were shown in the collection.


Videmus Omnia is an artisan fashion brand based in New York City. Founded in 2016 by Yun Qu.

Videmus Omnia came from Latin, means we see all or we see everything. Yun has the vision that the future fashion industry will be supported and catered for millions of small fashion workshops, studios, and companies. Yun wants to use Videmus Omnia as the name for her brand as well as using itself up as a successful example of an independent designer brand. Videmus Omnia will be scouting and collaborate with many young talents around the world and possibly scientists and engineers in the future to present innovative designs for its customers and individual clients. Eventually, Videmus Omnia will turn into a hub where designers and small studios collaborate.

As the designer, Yun tried to break the stereotypical method of developing a collection. Different from other young designer’s brand, the designer doesn't follow a commercial or classic route. She designs for the women who genuinely want to dress unique and artistic, but also care about the quality and tailoring of the garments.

TV HOST COGNAC WELLERLANE POSES FOR A PHOTO-OP AT VIDEMUS OMNIA FALL/WINTER 2018

 The Videmus Omnia Fall/Winter 2018 show was inspired by Asian influence with bold bright colors and hues.

Designer Yun Qu revealed 40 pieces were shown in the collection.

Videmus Omnia is an artisan fashion brand based in New York City. Founded in 2016 by Yun Qu.

Videmus Omnia came from Latin, means we see all or we see everything. Yun has the vision that the future fashion industry will be supported and catered for millions of small fashion workshops, studios, and companies. Yun wants to use Videmus Omnia as the name for her brand as well as using itself up as a successful example of an independent designer brand. Videmus Omnia will be scouting and collaborate with many young talents around the world and possibly scientists and engineers in the future to present innovative designs for its customers and individual clients. Eventually, Videmus Omnia will turn into a hub where designers and small studios collaborate.

As the designer, Yun tried to break the stereotypical method of developing a collection. Different from other young designer’s brand, the designer doesn't follow a commercial or classic route. She designs for the women who genuinely want to dress unique and artistic, but also care about the quality and tailoring of the garments.


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ZANG TOI FALL/WINTER 2018

TV HOST COGNAC WELLERLANE ATTENDS ZANG TOI FALL/WINTER 2018

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NIGEL BARKER, LUCIA HWONG, NICK GREGORY AND REAL HOUSEWIVES OF POTOMAC KAREN HUGER ATTENDS ZANG TOI FALL/WINTER 2018

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 Rocco Leo Gaglioti, Nick Gregory, Patricia Ann Parenti and A Healthy You & Carol Alt at Pier59 Studios For Zang Toi's After Party and Front Row

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ZANG TOI FALL WINTER 2018

During our interview Zang revealed that the collection was inspired by his Roman Holiday!  He traveled to the ancient romantic city of Rome last Thankgsiving.   "This eternal city is filled with so much beauty, It is just magical,"  revealed Designer Zang Toi.


Their were 32 looks combined for the opening and finale!


 Zang Toi established the, “House of Toi” collection in New York in 1989. The independently owned atelier is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, just in time to launch its official website. Malaysian-born Zang Toi is a graduate of the famed Parsons School of Design. Toi burst onto the scene with vibrant hues and bold designs. Never to miss even the smallest details, his garments are proof positive that time and careful attention has been placed into each and every look. As a result, from the onset of his career his collections have been highly anticipated and praised. Over the years, Toi’s designs have evolved from the bright and decadent of the 1990s to the timeless yet modern lines of the turn of the century. No matter what the trend, Zang Toi creations are chic and glamorous, always highlighting the beauty of the female form. All hand made in New York with the most luxurious materials, all unique, all Zang Toi.


For more information please visit http://zangtoi.com


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THE FUR SALON AT SAKS FIFTH AVENUE NYFW FALL/WINTER 2018

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THE FUR SALON AT SAKS FIFTH AVENUE NYFW FALL/WINTER 2018

During NYFW Fall/Winter 2018 I attended a glamorous presentation of furs at the Fur Salon at Saks Fifth Avenue at their flagship department store on the third floor in midtown, Manhattan.

So, now you’re probably wondering where to begin? How and where do you choose a fur piece? As a fur lover my recommendation would be to choose the right kind of fur that suits your taste and lifestyle.

You should always consider how you’ll wear your fur. If you want an everyday fur, mink, beaver, raccoon or coyote may be your best choices. If you prefer a luxury or dressy fur, chinchilla, ermine, mink, sable, lynx or fox are more appropriate. In my opinion you should always purchase a fur that will be appropriate for all occasions. So select the one that will suit your overall lifestyle best.


If this is your first fur, my recommendation would be mink. it really is the best fur and does last the longest. A mink coat can last a lifetime. Never keep a fur in plastic! The skins have to breathe. You should always store your furs during the summer in the Fur Salon. Heat is dangerous for the skins as they will dry up. Never keep a white fur in direct light. It will cause the fur to oxidize and yellow. You should always keep your furs in a cold dry place.

At the Fur Salon at Saks Fifth Avenue the choices are endless. You can purchase every top designer's line of fur!


For more information please visit saks.com/thefursalon.


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TV HOST COGNAC WELLERLANE INTERVIEWS DESIGNER RANDA YOUSREY AT ART HEARTS FASHION DURING 

NYFW FALL/WINTER 2018

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Randa Yousrey New York Fashion Week Presented by 

Art Hearts Fashion NYFW FW/18

Randa Yousrey Haute is an Egyptian Designer that premiered her elegant collection at Art Hearts Fashion Week during NYFW.  Soft pale shades for evening and bridal.  Her collection was whimsical and beautiful perfect for the millenium bride!


For more info please visit her instagram page at https://www.instagram.com/randa.yousrey/


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TV HOST COGNAC WELLERLANE INTERVIEWS FASHION DESIGNER  FARIDA TEMRAZ FROM THE TEMRAZA BRAND

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Temraza New York Fashion Week Presented by Art Hearts Fashion NYFW FW/18

Temraza Official Luxury fashion house & winner of the 1st place award in Paris Fashion Week & Best Female Couture Designer in New York Fashion Week

Designer

Farida Temraz, the Egyptian Designer, is the Founder and Lead Designer of Temraza Haute Couture for women’s ready-to-wear, evening wear and bridal dresses. In addition, Ms. Temraz is the first and youngest Egyptian designer to successfully participate in London Fashion Week, Los Angeles Fashion Week, and New York Fashion Week twice and the First Egyptian to win the First Place award among 15 International designers in Paris Fashion Week and “Best Female Couture Designer” in New York Fashion Week. Ms. Temraz, graduated with a BA degree majoring in Integrated Marketing Communications, and double minoring in Business and Psychology, and has also prepared a thesis for her Master’s degree on Fashion Communication. She has also completed a course on “Leading and Motivating” with Harvard Manage Mentor.


For more information please visit https://temraza.com


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Ana Ono Intimates X Project Cancerland NYFW Presented by Art Hearts Fashion

TV Host Cognac Wellerlane interviews . Dr Katie Deming, a Board Certified Radiation Oncologist at Ana Ono Intimates X Project Cancerland NYFW Presented by Art Hearts Fashion

Radiation for breast cancer cause skin sensitivity and irritation, making it difficult to wear traditional lingerie. And yet, women need the support of a bra or camisole to alleviate breast swelling and tenderness caused by radiation treatments. For years, there was nothing on the market that was soft enough or designed specifically to meet the needs of women with skin sensitivities from surgery and radiation. Dr Katie Deming, a board certified radiation oncologist was frustrated by this lack of options and spent years helping her patients modify their own bras to make them more comfortable. Unfortunately, these solutions were often inadequate and definitely not sexy. Finally, she decided to take matters into her own hands and create the solution her patients so desperately needed. MAKEMERRY is that solution: lingerie that looks amazing and feels luxuriously soft against the most sensitive skin. Dr. Deming continues to practice radiation oncology full time and therefore partnered with AnaOno to bring her products to market. 


For more information please visit http://www.makemerrybody.com


#Cancerland is a media platform focused on changing the conversation about breast cancer through the honest voices of real individuals living with this disease every day. Through discussions of topics such as intimacy during and after treatment or the harsh financial realities of cancer, #Cancerland provides a platform to address breast cancer’s often ignored realities.

#Cancerland advocates for research into therapies that will extend the lives of terminally ill cancer patients, and eventually turn Stage IV disease into a chronic condition, not a death sentence. It rejects the notion that this disease defines the people who battle it. We are not victims marching to our pink ribbon deaths. We choose to live our lives fully and completely, while accepting the highs and lows of a disease that afflicts 1-in-8 women every year and kills 108 Americans every day.


For more information on how y ou can support #Cancerland please visit http://www.projectcancerland.org/

TV HOST COGNAC WELLERLANE INTERVIEWS DESIGNER ANTHONY RUBIO AT ART HEART FASHION 

NYFW FALL/WINTER 2018

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ANTHONY RUBIO DESIGNS FALL/WINTER 2018

Designer Anthony Rubio revealed the inspiration for Fall/Winter 2018 is the year of the Dog.   So he  implemented East meets West wih a flapper 1920's  style with some 1940's design influences.  Anthony also broadened the collection with geometric shapes that came from Japan.   "I mixed it up so everyone could enjoy," revealed Anthony during our Interview!   Anthony also revealed that it was a condensed collection of 28 pieces in total.


For more information please visit https://anthonyrubiodesigns.com/


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CAAFD (COUNCIL OF ASPIRING AMERICAN FASHION DESIGNERS)  NYFW FALL/WINTER 2018

CAAFD PORT ZIENNA

the Council of Aspiring American Fashion Designers introduced a new group of  amazing 

designers bursting into the scene.

Port Zienna opened the show with a simplistic black and white palette and clean silhouettes in flowing fabrics. The stunning silver jewelry as well as the bright red hair ties used on the model added both attitude and bold character to the overall classy presentation.   From jumpsuit ensembles  to sophisticated dresses, the designs were put together with attention to  silver detailing.   Garments were held together by silver hoops and studs, the chiffon and silks were able to come together and make strong statements. 

The founder, Francesca Canepa, was inspired by ready-to-wear fashion.


For more information please visit https://www.portzienna.com/

CAAFD: Mouton Blanc   F/W 2018

 Mouton Blanc CAAFD FALL/WINTER 2018

Full lace bodysuits and wool dress suits with balloon sleeves, Mouton Blanc was able to incorporate a unique mix of the two through its collection. Translating to “white sheep” in French, the brand was founded by Hakuyo Miya who channeled fantasy and his prior studies in Paris. Not shy on color, Miya also made sure to utilize colorful silk prints with the intensity of black lace and stiff wool.

Zabetta Couture F/W 2018

ZABETTA COUTURE FALL/WINTER 2018

Zabetta Couture  made a statement with signficant  shoulders with major usage of cinched waists and knots. The brand enforces “natural beauty and mystique of women’s silhouettes” in an introduction by the CAAFD, Zabetta Couture hit strikes a cord with their fabulous designes and interesting cuts. 


Designer Ruth Zabetta has consistently followed this theme of enforcing beautiful feminine  designs.   Although the collection had a similar black and white theme to Port Zienna, Zabetta Couture was able to incorporate a fressh and different approach through the broad shoulders and grander sharper cuts.


For more information please visit www.ruthzabetta.com


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NEW YORK PET FASHION SHOW

TV HOST COGNAC WELLERLANE INTERVIEWS ACTRESS RACHEL GRANT

NEW YORK PET FASHION SHOW

Supporters attended The New York Pet Show at the Pennsylvania Hotel on February 8, 2018 


"Country Couture for Animal Rescue"

It was a Sneak Peak....Move over Fashion Week!

30 International Designers - Human & Pet Fashions


The 15th Annual

New York Pet Fashion Show

Presented TropiClean

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The 2017 Show broke all Media records with a 35+ Million media reach

http://nypetfashionshow.com/2017-pressmedia

This was a Red Carpet Event to help save Animals Lives!

Amazing human & pet fashions by top designers on the runway

Rescues, Celebrities, Models, & Designers Strut Their Stuff on the Runway!

"Country Couture for Animal Rescue"


The event benefitted To benefit the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals www.AnimalAlliancenyc.org

Kick off "Fashion Week & Westminster Weekend"

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Four Amazing Runway Shows & The Gold Paw Award Ceremonies

~ International Carnivale & Hat Couture ~ Country & Western Couture

~ Made in the USA ~ Best In Show Costume Contest

World Fashion & Themes from Morocco, Scotland, England, Italy, Spain, Ukraine, Egypt, India, Thailand, France, Mexico, USA, Paraguay,

Puerto Rico, Russia, Phillipines, Guatemala, Country & Western,

Made in the USA,and many more!


Celebrities included:  Rachel Grant Bond Girl "Die Another Day" & Bravo's Tour Group,

Katie Cleary Model/Actress, Travis Brorsen-ABC & Animal Planet,

Ashley Bellman from NBC & QVC

Nicole Patrick Actress, Hamptons Pet magazine Travel Editor Loren Morrissey(Lulu)


FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE VISIT  www.NYPetFashionShow.com


HELEN YARMAK FALL/WINTER 2018


HELEN YARMAK FALL WINTER 2018

Designer Helen Yarmak showed her glamorous divine collection of 40  pieces of the most luxurious furs, mink, sable, fox, ermine, broadtail, lamb and many more exotic furs.  During our interview Helen revealed that her inspiration was the stars in the universe!    There was also a significant men's collection of furs that I had not seen in he past making the presentation fresh and new for this year!   Many of the furs were reversible.   Of course the press including Getty images was there to take fabulous photos of the models wearing these fabulous furs.  Jennifer Lopez and Cardi B are some of the glamorous celebrities that have been seen in a Helen Yarmak Fur


My favorite was the pink ermine as shown in the photo above.


For more information please visit https://www.instagram.com/helen_yarmak/



NYFW FALL/WINTER 2018 

STYLE FASHION WEEK

TV HOST COGNAC WELLERLANE INTERVIEWS Investor and Partner Brad Mamnani at Style Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2018

This season I had the opportunity to interview Investor and Partner Brad Mamnani at Style Fashion Week .


Style Fashion Week, producer of globally recognized fashion events, provides top designers a world class platform to showcase their collections. Each year Style Fashion Week presents the season's must see shows, unforgettable performances and exclusive installations. Our expansive Style Marketplace immerses guests in fashion as well as art and design. Industry and consumers directly engage with brands throughout the week.

Style Fashion Week represents the diverse cultures of New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Palm Springs, Las Vegas, Hamptons and Dubai, integrating international designers, media, celebrities and commerce season after season.

Style Fashion Week produces

events in the following cities:

2017 | 2018

December 7-10 | Art Basel - Style Artist Lounge | Miami, FL

February 8-9 2018 | Style Fashion Week | New York, NY

March 8-11 2018 | Style Fashion Week | Los Angeles, CA

April 5-8 2018 | Style Fashion Week | Greater Palm Springs, CA

April 13-15 2018 | Coachella - Style Artist Lounge | Greater Palm Springs, CA

September 6-10 2018 | Style Fashion Week | New York, NY

October 11-14 2018 | Style Fashion Week | Los Angeles, CA


During  the three days I intervied many designers below are just a few of the more prominent designers that showcased their fashion 

MALAN BRETON FALL/WINTER 2018

TV HOST COGNAC WELLERLANE INTERVIEWS CONSUELO VANDERBILT COSTIN AND MALAN BRETON BELOW

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TV HOST COGNAC WELLERLANE CHATS WITH  DESIGNER MALAN BRETON

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Reality TV Star Camille Grammer walks the runway with Fashion Designer 

 Malan Breton

The MALAN BRETON Autumn Winter 2018 collections for man, and woman, are inspired by new beginnings, Alpha. Malan Breton creates a collection inspired by new hope, new beginnings, and rebirth. A collection of ethereal light. In celebration of the lunar new year, the year of the dog.

This seasons collection will be presented as a multimedia, art film, featuring strong details, soft silk chiffons, embroidered silks, cashmere, wool, and tweeds, drawing strong inspiration from turn of the century British tailoring, Taiwanese construction, and silhouettes that are bold, and colourful.

Presented at Style Fashion Week.

About Malan Breton :

Malan Breton opened his first NYC retail shop for man, and woman, following his training at Turnbull & Asser, and Scaasi.

The Brand is InStyle Magazines number eight most tweeted fashion brand for 2017, known as "The Internets Fave Designer" (Yahoo News), and "one of New York City’s most celebrated designers of the past decade" (Amsterdam News). Malan Breton, originates from Taipei, Taiwan. In 2017 he was the first fashion designer to be a part of the cryptocurrency phenomenon, opening the first blockchain based online retail shop in fashion.

Malan Breton® is the recipient of the 2016 FGI “Rising Star” award in Menswear, the 2015 European Fashion Council’s “Eirene” award, the 2015, and 2016 Taiwan Tourism Award for contributions in fashion, and media. In 2011 Malan Breton® and NBC Universal were a nominee for the WGSN Global Fashion Award for Outstanding collaboration. Malan Breton, is also the recipient of the 2015 NYIFF Award for best documentary short, as director of the biographical fashion film “Malan Breton - A Journey to Taiwan”, It was later considered for the Academy Award.

Malan Breton® counts Ariana Grande, Lorde, Celine Dion, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Fan Bing Bing, Martha Plimpton, Kerry Washington, Michael Buble, Minnie Driver, Kylie Minogue, Ricki Lake, the KPOP bands BTS, Rania, and EXP Edition, Daniel Craig, Law Roach, Jessica Pimentel, Keith Carradine, Scarlett Johansson, Ray J, Bonang Matheba, Kiera Chaplin, Rachel Adejeji, Gavin Creel, Lena Hall, Katrina Bowden, Frankie Grande, Desmond Child, Sam Witwer, Florida Georgia Line, Anna Passey, Paul Wesley, Jody Watley, Nolan Gerard - Funk, the Prince of Wales, Ana Ivanovic, Rania, Nomzamo Mbatha, Fleur East, and Jade Thirlwall as clients.

Malan Breton® has also been featured onThe BravoTV Network, with his own show titled "TheMalan Show" and has costumed Breaking Bad, The American Music Awards, The BET AWARDS, Dick Clark’s New Years Rockin’ Eve, Quantico, Ru Pauls Drag Race, MTV's America's Best Dance Crew, Australia's Next Top Model, China's Next Top Model, MTV's VMAS, The Superbowl half time show for Pepsi, NBC's Minute to Win It, The Today Show, and many, others.

Malan Breton is officially Ambassador of Tourism to Taiwan, and has designed the official government workwear, and stationary. 


For more information please visit https://www.malanbreton.com/

TV HOST COGNAC WELLERLANE INTERVIEWS THE BRAND URICA BY RAQUEL ESPINOSA AND DESIGNER

 YDAMYS SIMO AT STYLE FASHION WEEK

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TV HOST COGNAC WELLERLANE INTERVIEWS  YDAMYS SIMO

 During NYFW I had the pleasure of interviewing BRAND URICA BY RAQUEL ESPINOSA AND DESIGNER

YDAMYS SIMO AT STYLE FASHION WEEK.


URICA BY RAQUEL ESPINOSA


Unique.

Handmade.

Couture.

With a simple philosophy that begins with nothing but the best textiles and ends with a one of a kind design, their line produces statement pieces for any occasion.

Subscribe to their email newsletter and follow them  on Facebook to find out about our upcoming shows, our latest collections and exclusive offers only available to ourtheir followers.


For more information please visit https://www.raquelespinosa.com/

TV HOST COGNAC WELLERLANE INTERVIEWS DESIGNER  YDAMYS SIMO AT STYLE FASHION WEEK

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 YDAMYS SIMO FALL/WINTER 2018

In the fall of 2015, Ydamys Simo debuted her vibrant, youth-centric collection on the stages of New York’s Fashion Week to outstanding reviews.

Since then, Ms. Simo’s unique creations have gone on to illuminate fashion runways around the country and showcase her bright, energizing colors and whimsical patterns.

Ms. Simo believes that just as every individual has her own energy and personality, so should her ensemble. We will work together to make sure you shine on your special day.


For more information please visit https://www.ydamyssimo.com


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TV HOST COGNAC WELLERLANE INTERVIEWS DESIGNER DAVID TUPAZ AT STYLE FASHION WEEK

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DAVID TUPAZ FALL/WINTER 2018

David Tupaz Couture is one brand that  dazzles the audience like a Las Vegas Show.  The David Tupaz Fall 2018 collection made premiered at New York Fashion Week‘s Style Fashion Week at Cipriani in Manhattan.

Shimmering gold lamé gowns, opulent jeweled embellishments, and dramatic printed black capes ruled this season’s runway.  The Filipino designer showcased a range of elegant evening wear that we could picture so many Hollywood celebrities loving for red carpet events – but he also displayed luxury ready-to-wear garments like cozy knit sweaters and statement blazers.


“Fashion is the extension of our personalities. It dignifies our humanity, just like art and music,” the designer has previously shared. “I believe in capturing elegance; an allure of romantic feminism with a tailored twist. It speaks of a modern dignified grace.”  Designer David Tupaz revealed.


Hailed as couture's new genius, Filipino designer, David Tupaz, is the shining Filipino gem in the Hollywood red carpet.   What makes David stand out among other designers is not only his elegant and stylish haute couture work but also his passion for his craft, love for his clients, attention to detail and pursuit of excellence.

The charismatic and gregarious David, who was trained in New York, said he moved to Los Angeles because "I needed a change in environment. I love New York but I wanted more. Hollywood dictates fashion in America. New York might be the center of fashion but Hollywood is the window. People want to wear what they see on the stars."

However, breaking into Hollywood was an uphill battle. "It was intimidating," he said. "Being a minority and an Asian, I felt that my chances of making it here in Hollywood were slim. But I believed that the Filipino talent is at par with the best of the world and that was my inspiration to keep on going. So I went beyond the brand and created a distinct rebirth of old Hollywood." Today, David is living his dream.

Among his clients are William and Elizabeth Shatner, Alan and Tanya Thicke, Patti Austin, Trisha Simmons, Jane Seymour, Mitzi Kapture, Lisa Rinna, Kris Kardashian Jenner, Etta James, Christine Baranski, Julia Roberts, Goldie Hawn, Kate Hudson, Mariel Hemingway, Rain Pryor, Kelly LeBrock, Bo Derek, Cheryl Ladd, Annette Bening and Tracy Hamilton just to name a few.  Photos by Mark Gunter


For more information please visit http://www.davidtupaz.com

TV Host Cognac Wellerlane interviews Designer Adrian Alicea at his Adrian Alicea Fall/Winter 2018 Show At Style Fashion Week

Adrian Alicea Fall/Winter 2018 Show At Style Fashion Week

This season Designer Adrian Alicea Fall/Winter Collection was inspired by Adrian's travel.  He titled the Collection "The Eye of The Travel."  In his Fall/Winter Collection 45 pieces were showcased.


The temerity of Adrian Alicea is only surpassed by the precise execution of his vision. Adrian Alicea is the new romantic of romantic excesses. Creating a pirate-like fairy-tale of disguises, he walks a tightrope between ironic hedonistic inclination and highly serious social commentary. There is an insane carcinogenic, merciless narcissism. There is a deafening, endless shout of "gimme more!" –Earl Murray

Adrian Alicea is an award-winning fashion/costume designer and creative director based in New York City. Born in Puerto Rico, Adrian moved to NYC at the age of three. In his teen years, he would spend hours studying art; this deep exploration of the human spirit engendered an unrivaled love for expression through dance. At the age of 21, Rae Dawn Chong discovered Adrian at the iconic nightclub The Tunnel and invited him to go to Paris and walk for Thierry Mugler’s couture show. From there his career took off and with persistent effort continued working with the masters of Europe: Hermes, Giorgio Armani, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Gianfranco Ferre, Vivienne Westwood, and Patricia Fields and graced the stage with notable supermodels Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss, Christy Turlington, Debra Shaw, Veruschka von Lehndorff, Tyson Beckford, Iman, and Marpessa Hennink.

He’d eventually tour the world as a professional dancer alongside the legendary Willi Ninja and Grace Jones. This led to two electrifying performances in "Deep in Vogue" and "Waltz Darling" by the multi-talented Malcolm McClaren.

In the late nineties Adrian met Nico Urquiza and the House of Nico & Adrian was born. Their partnership eventually led to Linda Evangelista gracing the 2003 September issue cover of Italian Vogue with their iconic spiked wrestling helmet. Marie Claire, Flaunt, Numéro, Billboard, Vogue Russia, and other prestigious publications highlighted their high fashion editorials soon afterward. The lens of Steven Meisel and David LaChapelle immortalized their inimitable style and concepts. In due course, after a beautiful engagement, both Nico and Adrian decided to part ways amicably on artistic grounds.

After starting his own brand Adrian Alicea, Adrian’s creativity began to shift and take on new forms, culminating in unique and unorthodox ideas for style and fashion. He presented runway shows that were so scandalous in their overt sexiness many of the world's top models and fashion photographers lined up for collaborations.

Adrian has since teamed up with many celebrities over the years, designing for stars such as Zoe Saldana, Lil Kim, Marilyn Manson, Nick Cannon, Chingy, Melissa Ford, The Mummy's Patricia Velásquez, Anna Cleveland, Daddy Yankee, Naughty by Nature's Treach, India Arie and Camila Alves.

Most recently, aside from showing at New York Fashion Week, Adrian Alicea became the proud recipient of the 2016 Cinemoi Film Festival Award for best new emerging designer in Los Angeles, California. Celebrating his growth as an artist and paying tribute to his Latino and Taino Indian roots, Adrian quietly states: "I love color. I love music. I love culture."

Always with love,

Adrian Alicea


For more information please visit http://www.adrianalicea.biz

 Adriana Sahar Fall/Winter 2018

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 Alina Petra Fall/Winter 2018 

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