NYFW — Modern, Glamorous Womenswear

Great takes on modern womenswear, from evening to cocktail to RTW.

Naeem Khan

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Naeem Khan is known for his beautiful and ornate gowns, and this season he did not disappoint. Inspired by sun-drenched gardens in the south of France, as well as the waters of Capri, Khan took us on a luxe journey through the Mediterranean. The collection channeled the Fifties and Sixties, with Sophia Loren, Grace Kelly, Brigitte Bardot and Jackie Kennedy as his muses. Khan imagined how they would dress for parties while on vacation.

Naeem Khan RTW Spring 2016   Naeem Khan RTW Spring 2016

The outcome was a collection of brimming with rich embroideries, intricate beading, basket-weave sequins and woven raffia. A vibrant palette included sunset hues of yellow, orange and bright pink, as well as azure, lilac, red rose and celadon green. Even the runway itself was decorated full-on, with a floral wall and an arched white doorway.

Naeem Khan RTW Spring 2016    Naeem Khan RTW Spring 2016

There were a ton of standout looks that graced this runway. I often include Khan’s work on my Best Dressed lists and am positive we should see a few of these gowns grace a red carpet or 2 in the coming award season.

Naeem Khan RTW Spring 2016   Naeem Khan RTW Spring 2016

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Kye RTW Spring 2016  Kye RTW Spring 2016 

Korean designer Kathleen Kye is known in Seoul for her high-end streetwear looks, but now it’s her bold and witty K-Pop-inspired looks that are hitting it big on the runway. This season she referenced her thoughts on hate, or rather, the kind of hate akin to friendly jealously.

Kye RTW Spring 2016   Kye RTW Spring 2016

The inspiration came across as literal text on tops and jackets, with graphics Kye makes herself in Korea. As expected, prints were abundant in the women’s looks. These prints screamed KYE to me and for me, is what makes KYE stand out!

Kye RTW Spring 2016    Kye RTW Spring 2016

The menswear looks were too quite vibrant. I’m excited for KYE and her super well-rounded collection for S/S 2016.

Kye RTW Spring 2016   Kye RTW Spring 2016

Mitsou Ly

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Mitsou Ly realizes garment’s unique qualities by giving it distinctive perspective, independent expression and personality. Her pieces mix feminine style with an edgy flair. The beautiful fabrics she chooses, combined with the striking designs and silhouettes make her collections truly unique. I was more than pleased to receive an invite to her NYFW show. It was exhilarating and a wonderfully put together presentation.

Mitsou Ly - Runway - Spring 2016 New York Fashion Week

Bold and vivid colors and stunning shapes are a key component to Mitsou Ly’s designs. These innovative designs mix vintage with modern; lady-like looks with revolutionary style. It all comes together to make her collection of-the-moment, sophisticated and modern. She artfully combines ruffles, satin, and geometric shapes. Even her vintage inspired pieces have an aesthetic that reflects today’s trends.

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Mitsou Ly manufactures her affordable luxury line in New York and Washington, DC.

Classic Style Icons & Their Famous Sayings Inspire Charlotte Ronson


For S/S 2015, Charlotte Ronson presented an excitingly feminine dream to the MBFW crowd at The Hudson Hotel. The fashionable crowd first found quotes from classic style icons, such as Elizabeth Taylor, while taking in tunes spun by esteemed DJ Samantha Ronson, renditions of Purple Rain. This collection was all about the fun and flirty empowered female. And with inspired fashion icons to help lead the way, it’s no surprise this presentation showcased looks any woman would be proud and happy to don!


“The most courageous act is still to think for yourself aloud.” Coco Chanel


The clothes were of course frequented by Ronson’s signature feminine prints. This season, she opted for groundbreaking floral prints of a wide variety, such as a girly ruffled frock in a fresh, watercolor floral pattern.


“I fell off my pink cloud with a thud.” Elizabeth Taylor


Other standout featured pieces include a perforated Neoprene sweater with an organza insert.


Clean, simplistically minimalistic off-white maxi, also showcasing a featured color of this collection’s palette, off-whites, creams.


And a perforated dress with sheer overlay neckline in navy blue, another featured tone for this collection’s color palette.


“I never realized until lately that women were supposed to be the inferior sex.” Katherine Hepburn


Models sported middle parts and the occasional pair of circular sunglasses in bright white or tan with blue or black lenses.



For beauty and make-up, the designer opted for a very natural and fresh look, courtesy of Temptu airbrush make-up, and nails of a very organic coloring, courtesy of OPI.


“The first thing to do my love, is to arrange to be born in Paris, after that, everything follows quite naturally.” Diana Vreeland (noted columnist and editor in the field of fashion — Harper’s Bazaar & Vogue).


This collection hit a stride on finding a delicate balance between opposite ends of the fashionable spectrum. The looks were soft and easy-going, yet still screamed “I am a strong, empowered, very feminine woman.” The looks were fun and flirty, yet still have the capability of showing off a little sexiness. Also, there was a clear mod, 60s inspiration, but the looks were still updated and very modern with trends such as sheer overlay, lace detailing, and trendy silhouettes.



 Not only did the fashionistas of NYC line up to see this presentation, but so did many major celebs and fashion industry insiders —




  • Angela Simmons







This collection presented so many looks to instantly fall in love with. I, like many other women, truly want to dress comfortably, yet still be chic, look casual/easy-going, but still feel confident and sexy. Charlotte Ronson has done just this for S/S 2015, a job well done!





Slater Zorn Update: Major Collaboration with Ciner, Long-Running Costume Jewelry House

1574e287a682ec48735e53674726367fA few months back, I took the time to introduce my readers to an innovative fashion brand for the fashionable sports enthusiast — Slater Zorn. There is no reason you can’t look your best while enjoying the thrill of a sporting event. Slater Zorn offers a wide variety of color options so that you have no problem matching your look with that of your given team’s colors. There is also a wide variety of items to shop from, for both men (shorts options also available) & women (dress options also available) — from shirts/tops to sweaters to accessories.

Speaking of accessories, Slater Zorn’s fashionable women clients will now have even more jewelry options to choose from! SZ already offers some great pieces from their collaboration with Pono by Joan Goodman, a brand best known for regular feature on hit TV shows, The Good Wife, Girls, and more. But now, SZ is teaming up with the 120-year old costume jewelry house, Ciner. So rest assure, there are plenty of great fashionable jewelry options available to top off your game day look!

image004The collaboration is entitled “In Team with Ciner.” This stadium style brand encompasses 30 pieces for the launch of its capsule collection. Each piece is beautifully crafted and all made right in NY! This exclusive collection became available on November 1st so feel free to shop around now! Slater Zorn is all about Loyalty meeting Luxury so this collaboration can definitely be described as Loyalty meeting Luxury meeting Heritage since Ciner has been in the jewelry business for 120 years!!

Ciner has some well known collectors, such as Queen Sophia of Spain and Elizabeth Taylor. Ciner was founded by Emanuel Ciner in 1892, but is still currently ran by Emanuel’s granddaughter Pat Hill. Pat is also Ciner’s President. Pat explains the creative process for this collaboration as using “Ciner models that have been specially reworked in the spirit of Slater Zorn.” She adds — “We have manipulated our pieces in a unique way that unites sport & style, creating an accessible look for fashion savvy sports fans.” Work began earlier in 2013 and here are the core pieces to the collection:



HARLEQUIN HUDDLE CUFF — HALF ENAMEL                        IMG_8769_large

These cuffs are gold-plated hinged bangles with hand-painted enamel & glass beads.

THE FRIENDSHIP BRACELEThandcrafted artisan silk cord bracelet

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TEAM’S CIRCLE LINK TOGGLE BRACELET — gold-plated bracelet with Swarovski crystals


The necklace is made of Bohemian Czech glass beads.

Capsule item prices range from $175 – $200. These are some amazing items and perfect timing for the Superbowl, the start of college basketball, or even local winter sports league your children might play in! Enjoy!