How to get the rest of the make-up out of the bottom of the cosmetic bottle is a problem that plagues many women. Well local entrepreneur Nicole Manns (pictured at lower left) came up with a solution with her product Nikki’s Magic Wand, a mascara bottle-shaped container with wand that can scoop foundation, lip gloss, mascara and more out of those hard-to-reach corners other make-up applicators often cannot reach.
Ms. Manns’ product was featured in GBK’s gifting lounge at The Empire Hotel during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week SS2014 .
“I created Nikki’s Magic Wand because … I was frustrated with wasting my product and money. I had JUST purchased a tube of lip gloss just a few weeks prior to having this idea and could no longer get another drop out. I thought that there HAD to be a better way than just throwing away half-filled tubes of make-up.”
This wand is superb in getting to the bottom of makeup that the applicator can’t reach . I feel every woman and make-up artist has struggled with this . This is a must have to add to your cosmetic collection.
Posted by: Trinton “TrinityHawk” Garrett
French Couturier Hayari Showcased His Fragrance Collection at Henri Bendel New York on October 25th.
New York flagship department store Henri Bendel hosted a special event for Hayari Paris Perfumes, with a special appearance of the French designer Nabil Hayari on Friday, October 25th. Mr. Nabil Hayari made a personal appearance for the first time at Henri Bendel. Shoppers was able to meet the French designer and discover his inspirations in the making of this fantastic trilogy of fragrances.
Cocktails and Hayari Perfume infused French pastries were served during this event for all to enjoy. Hayari-Paris is a new French fragrance line which offers three scentsational perfumes: Only for Her, Broderie, and Goldy. Their inspiration is found in the elegance and glamour of HAYARI Paris Couture House founded in 2009 by the designer Nabil Hayari.
The unique shape of the small bottle with a glass cap and 12 facets have been assembled to couture standards, join a perfect harmony between the wealth of a jewel and the fragility of a flower. Each unit is numbered reflecting an exclusive purchase. Furthering, this exclusive feel is the fact that each box is one – of – a – kind.
Hayari-Paris Collection is available at Henri Bendel New York as well as in high end perfumeries and Eau de Parfum 1.7 Oz SRP: $145.00 Made in France
Posted and re-written by: Trinton “TrinityHawk” Garrett
All you want for Christmas!! What could it be… Office Depot.
Yes, you heard right. This year, Office Depot and One Direction joined forces to create a line of back to school supplies and limited edition collectibles available in five colors and corresponding inspirational words chosen by each of the band members including 3-ring binders, spiral notebooks, pens, composition notebooks, memo pads, and even wristbands and nail polish. Adding a touch of interactivity, after downloading the Office Depot app you are able to bring the products to life on your smartphone using Aurasma technology by scanning the face on various items. Still not convinced? 15% of product sales goes to benefit the Office Depot Foundation for anti-bullying education.
That is right, Office Depot, Inc., a leading global provider of school supplies and services, announced on August 19, 2013, that the next phase of its’ multifaceted anti-bullying partnership with One Direction is a new Office Depot Foundation educational program intended to help stop bullying and part of that foundation is to raise money by creating a line of back to school supplies and limited edition collectibles which are interactive.
The Office Depot Foundation is the independent, nonprofit philanthropic arm of Office Depot. They have engaged nationally known speaker Brooks Gibbs to present its “Be The Difference. Speak Up Against Bullying!” program in middle schools across the U.S. during the upcoming school year. As a youth crisis counselor and bullying expert, Gibbs has spoken to more than 1 million students about bullying in the past decade.
Beginning in early September, Gibbs will conduct school assemblies for students as well as anti-bullying education sessions for parents, teachers and administrators in each city he visits. Gibb has a philosophy of; “treat everyone like friends − even your enemies” and this enhances One Direction’s message of “Live Nice.” This joint campaign aims to give students the confidence and courage to report bullying as a strategy for reducing bullying.
In August, Office Depot and One Direction launched an exclusive, limited-edition back-to-school collection with a percentage of the products’ sales being donated to the Office Depot Foundation to support anti-bullying education. The 1D + OD Together Against Bullying back-to-school campaign is helping to raise $1 million for the Office Depot Foundation’s anti-bullying education component of the multi-tiered partnership between Office Depot and One Direction.
If you are a parent or school who would like to get involved in this “Be The Difference Speak Up Against Bullying” program; details about the application process will be announced on the Office Depot Foundation website, www.officedepotfoundation.org.
THE 1D+OD LIVE.LOVE.MOVE campaign, product line and educational program has been designed by SEW Branded, a New York brand image and marketing consultancy.
Posted and re-written by: Trinton “TrinityHawk” Garrett
KOZA ANNOUNCES FALL ‘13 COLLECTION: LOTUS
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Sinje Lesemann, Creative Director
646.469.5500 / firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW YORK, NY (April 2013) – For Fall 2013, KOZA celebrates leisure with a collection of travel goods that epitomize style and ease. Inspired by travel and design from around the world, KOZA is created from the finest silk jacquard and Italian leather. Each piece is utterly unique and distinguished by thoughtful unparalleled details. Ranging in price from $99 to $1495, they are sold online, and at luxury hotel boutiques around the world.
From the sleek, sophisticated, and timeless travel tote called the Lindbergh Traveler to the effortlessly chic and functional Clark Envelope, that doubles as both a clutch and an iPad sleeve, KOZA leaves no detail forgotten. The products in the Lotus collection feature multiple pockets, compartments for your electronics, convertible straps, and bright colors that take style and practicality to the next level. The Lotus collection even features an aqua leather handle with gold hardware that can make even a grocery store bag look chic. `
KOZA embodies the idea that when traveling, it is exceptionally important you style remain uncompromisable. Every item in the collection is multifaceted. KOZA’s pieces, like the Nelly Tote, have been designed to look effortless for day or night; but also engineered from top to bottom to make organization effortless. Each product from the Bly Backpack to the Potts Pouch is perfectly on trend for the fall season but will stay in style for years to come.
KOZA came from a desire to create products that are both functional and beautiful. Sinje Lesemann, the brand’s founder and creative director believes that “Leaving the house we want to be stylish. On our journey we need to be practical, and at our destination we want to be stylish again.” This idea evolved into a line of accessories and travel goods with a spirit of leisure. The word KOZA, in Sanskrit means treasure. We know that finding the right accessory capable of combining both form and function is exactly that; a treasure.
Handcrafted in the USA, our products are distinguished by unique fabrics, beautiful textures and one-of-a-kind details that are secretly just as utilitarian as they are glamorous. Whether navigating the world or just traveling the 5 boroughs, the luxurious feel and relaxed look of everything KOZA makes the brand a smart addition to your closet and an easy addition to your life.
KOZA is available exclusively at luxury hotel boutiques around the world, (including The Plaza, W London, The Surf Lodge Montauk, and The Four Seasons Hong Kong) and online at www.kozastore.com.
Posted by: Trinton “TrinityHawk” Garrett
POWER TO THE TIE-DYE
Carter was well-known for his art wall hanging and scarves since the ‘70s. It’s now a fabrication process he’s refined onto elegant dresses, tops and jackets so we can enjoy wearing it.
Carter says the art allows him to determine which garment will be constructed. Some pieces hold clever versatility such as a wrap piece that twists up to ten different looks…and a bias dress designed to be reversible, an art perspective originating at the front or back.
Burn-out patterns create additional depth. Some of the more intricate artwork involves a black ground hich combined onto silks draws out such vibrancy of colors. We’re born to be tie-dyed in the hands of Carter Smith.
Posted by: Trinton “TrinityHawk” Garrett, Written by: Riza Manalo, Designer: Carter Smith, and Photos by: Cheryl Gorski and Lev Radin
They came, They saw, They delivered – almost literally, this past weekend in New York. The Metropolitan Suite staged shows ranging from 24 karat gold thread at Rococo Dessous to burlesque at Dita Von Teese Stockings by Secrets in Lace to an army of expecting models (in heels) taking the runway by storm! Lingerie Nursing + Maternity. The season saw a number of lingerie trends ranging from pin-up to pinstripes to bohemian to neons, beauty trends from feathers to punk to space age to 40s bombshell and everything in between.
LingerieFW SS14 showcased ten designers and one special exhibition happened between August 1st & 3rd, with Sponsor Lounge including a Java Monster Coffee Lounge, Cotton Installation hosted by Cotton Incorporated, Press Lounge with charging stations hosted by The Lingerie Addict, and a Boudoir Photo Installation from Angelica Roberts Boudoir Photography. The three-day event wrapped on Saturday, August 3rd with a Closing Party benefiting non-profit Bright pink, featuring an exclusive Pop Up Exhibit from the Morris-Jumel Mansion Museum: “The Loves of Aaron Burr: Portraits in Corsetry & Binding” by artist and couturier Camilla Huey.
Please see below for the full post event release along with snapshots of the shows.
“The body is meant to be seen, not all covered up.” – Marilyn Monroe
Lingerie Fashion Week SS14 Delivers, Almost Literally:
Follow up season of the first Fashion Week exclusively dedicated to the intimate apparel industry.
Headquartered in Japan and currently counting three New York storefronts including Soho & Madison Ave, BRADELIS NEW YORK kicked off Lingerie Fashion Week Thursday night with a Runway Show followed by a Presentation & Cocktail Reception. Guests including plus size model and star of NUVOtv’s “Curvy Girls” Denise Bidot sipped libations courtesy of Cayum and Lotus Vodka. Friday morning brought a joint presentation between indie designers Lola Haze and Uye Surana, each showcasing lingerie & lounge wear with distinct ready-to-wear influences. Rococo Dessous 24 Karat Gold Lingerie followed by debuting their first bridal collection, sending gilded models down a candle lit runway lined with rose petals. Day two wrapped with a fusion of runway & burlesque from worldwide retro-inspired lingerie & stockings leader Secrets in Lace, featuring looks from Secrets in Lace, Bettie Page Lingerie & Stockings and Dita Von Teese Stockings. The show opened with a special
In between shows guests were privy to a Press Lounge with charging stations and a live Twitter feed tracking #LingerieFashionWeek hosted by The Lingerie Addict, the world’s #1 lingerie blogger with 150K+ unique a month and a combined social media following of over 80,000.
Lingerie Fashion Week to return for a third season in 2014. Stay tuned for details at www.lingeriefw.com.
Having successfully staked its claim as a power player in the greater fashion industry, intimate apparel now has its own Fashion Week to boot. Introducing LingerieFW, the first Fashion Week exclusively dedicated to intimate apparel brands. Encompassing lingerie, loungewear, sleepwear, shape wear, hosiery and lingerie accessories, LingerieFW (representing a $14 billion and growing market segment) presents an exciting industry hub designed to collectively give the growing force of intimates brands their due voice. Open to emerging and established brands worldwide, LingerieFW offers a high visibility, influential platform yielding maximum buzz and media exposure. Shedding a powerful spotlight on intimates designers and the industry as a whole, LingerieFW™ aims to make intimates brands household names just as their women’s wear counterparts are. LingerieFW debuted for the FW13 season in February 2013 to a result of over 100+ million total Media Impressions, reaching audiences from North & South America to Europe and Asia.
FASHION MANIAC REVIEW:
BONKUK KOO – KOO BON APPAREL
FALL / WINTER 2013:
by: Trinton “TrinityHawk” Garrett
Bonkuk Koo of Koo Bon Apparel shared his wonderful Fall / Winter 2013 Collection (http://bonkukkoo.com/2013-fall-winter/) with Runway Photographer Cheryl Gorski (www.fashionmaniac.com) and she has asked me to share it with you, her viewers.
When I spoke to Ms. Gorski she stated that this Fall / Winter season was going to be centered around the little black dress and as I viewed Koo Bon Apparel I found it defiantly is centered around that little black dress, and has a lot of black within the designs but is very high class and unique.
Bonkuk Koo has been actively working in the field of fashion as a fashion designer and artist, this talent has been rewarded several times before he even grated from FIT in 2009, he was recognized as a force to be noticed, and he created two dresses for the opening event of S.O.F.A (Sculpture Objects and Functional Art) New York in 2008. Upon graduating from FIT in 2009 he was selected in January, as an “Emerging Fashion Designer of the Year” by IDA (International Design Award), Bon has also won the 1st place of Haute Couture from IDA. He then immediately started working at Chado Ralph Rucci right after graduating and worked for Mr. Rucci for 4 years, which is the highest level of Haute Couture Company in U.S.A. Bon went on taking the Design Director role at Encuentro Moda in Spain since his departure from Chado Ralph Rucci.
Bon’s has held two solo exhibitions – one in New York City in 2009 and the other in Seoul, South Korea 2011. Bon does not only create lovely and classy sculptural clothes, however, he is one of the contributors of the premiere issue of The Ground Magazine, a new platform dedicated to feature creative young talents. His custom-made “Tide Dress” was featured in the editorial “All you can get” and the publication has generated much attention across the globe and significant impression on the web. Bon also creates wonderful Pin art this is as creative as his wonderful creative sculptured clothing. Bon says his unwavering passion for Haute Couture was what pushed him to channel his artistry and craft to crate sculptural art pieces made from pins. Of course pins are one of the most frequently used materials that he uses when he is making his dresses. Bon states when he puts the pins through a fabric, he holds his breath and carefully carries a pin on a dress. This countless, meditative and repetitive process is what has led him to realize that there is no medium like the pin, which can represent who he is as an artist and also express his raw emotions. If your interested in seeing more of his pin art or more of his lovely sculptured dresses you may do so here: http://bonkukkoo.com/
Lavanila doesn’t just celebrate Earth Day—they celebrate Earth MONTH.
Known for its 100% all-natural fragrances and deodorants, Lavanila will dedicate the entire month of April to working with The Nature Conservancy on their Plant a Billion Trees campaign.
Lavanila will plant two trees for every:
While encouraging fans to spread the word about this exciting Earth Day campaign, Lavanila will also offer 30% off all online purchases to everyone once 1,000 new trees have been planted.
I just helped plant six trees (and it took less than five minutes)! Check out Lavanila’s amazing, all-natural products at www.lavanila.com.