For NYFW, KYE Dominates!


KYE for Fall 2015 had such a collegiate, sporty vibe — lots of plaid, for the ladies a school-girl style, and for men varsity sweaters and the like. I loved how the pieces were styled, such great hair, makeup, and accessories. A lot of the pieces had a metallic vibe, hints of shimmer and shine. And the outerwear was superb!


These looks of course hail from streetwear designer Kathleen Kye. Kathleen is actually a Concept Korea alum, which is a staple designer showcase for MBFW. With this being her debut solo show, this was a pretty impressive showing! She used casino-themed symbols and images in fun shapes and vibrant colors for her collection.


For men, the lineup included velour sweatshirts paired with leather pants; elongated cardigans that resembled playing cards; long trenches paired with a baseball jacket and jeans, and Dr. Martens shoes.


For women, tartan plaids and cowboy boots dominated the runway, shown with blazers and long studded skirts.


This was indeed a SHOW, from start to finish. The runway presentation was held at Chelsea Piers, Pier 59 Studios, home of many a great runway shows! The show featured music by The Misshapes, styling by Lysa Cooper, makeup by Dick Page for Shiseido, hair by Matthew Curtis for TRESemme and nails by Rose Velez-Miggins for Tat’z Nail’z. PR for the show — Peoples Revolution.


VIP attendees included 2 Chainz (Rapper), Leigh Lezark (The Misshapes), Nigel & Cristen Barker, and more.


And hold the phone here, I must have this handbag now!! Again, I love a show that focuses beyond the looks themselves. The details and styling has to match and coordinate with how great a given ensemble is and KYE has done that here!


When Shiseido‘s Artistic Director Dick Page created a makeup look for the KYE show at Fashion Week this year, he was heavily inspired by modern masstige with a fusion of a rock n’ roll redux. Page really enjoyed the blacks and reds in the collection, which inspired him to use the timeless black eyeliner and the classic red lip in this look he created. “I wanted the look to pick up on the graphic elements of the collection” says Page.


For the face, Page used the NEW Perfecting Stick Concealer ($25) followed by the Sheer and Perfect Foundation SPF 18 ($35). For the eyes, Page went with the Smoothing Eyeliner Pencil in Black ($20) which was applied in a solid line. He, then smudged and diffused the eyeliner with Shimmering Cream Eye Color in Caviar ($25). Then, Page applied and layered the Automatic Eyeliner in Black ($29) to finish the eye look.


Like the eyes, Page went with something striking for the lips. For the lips, Page went with red lips. He used Lacquer Rouge in Drama ($25) and Lacquer Rouge in Sanguine ($25). He mixed these two Shiseido essentials together. Page immediately blotted with a flat tissue to break down the color. Lastly, a bit of Lacquer Rouge in Drama ($25) was dabbed onto the bottom lip to complete the entire lip look.


Hickey Freeman Sportswear – The Inaugural Collection

HICKEY_FREEMAN_LOOK 11B-2 bomber jacket in calfskin. Donegal flecked silk and cotton windowpane trouser in deep navy. Sport shirt in washed chambray.

Hickey Freeman debuted its F/W 2015 collection at NYMD, held at Industria Superstudio and presented by Cadillac. David Hart, creative director, found inspiration in the early days of American aviation. References include the modernist photojournalist, Willi Ruge’s, iconic imagery of parachuting and skydiving in the early 20th Century. The collection is built around today’s modern man and his evolving needs.


M-1943 field jacket in deep navy reverse slub twill with soft donegal trousers. Dress shirt in blue oxford cloth.

With Hickey Freeman’s 110-year history, Hart’s collection expands on the brand’s current pillars – tailoring and dress shirting – and introduces new items into the modern luxury vernacular. Today’s man no longer wears a suit on a daily basis and needs transitional wardrobe staples to take him from the office to the gym, social activities, travel, and beyond. You can see that in this collection with a vast array of textiles and types of apparel. The collection provides this important capability to take the man from work to streetwear to more formal wear.


Oxblood 2 ply cashmere saddle shoulder sweater with French terry sweatpants in oxblood. Cotton dress shirt in deep navy thick and thin fleck.

The collection features nods to military decoration from leather and shearling bombers, to a reverse twill field jacket. The palate is based around rich neutrals, accented with vibrant colors in the Irish Donegal fisherman’s sweaters or with the texture of the twisted slub yarn sport shirts. The colors and tones are quite appealing – great mix of neutrals in navy blue, brown, and black, to vibrant pops of color in yellow or burgundy.


Peacoat in Donegal Tweed with Cowichan zip front sweater. Selvedge denim in raw indigo. Knit shirt in cotton slub jersey.

Hickey Freeman was founded in 1900 by Jeremiah G. Hickey and Jacob L. Freeman, and has stood for excellence in the men’s tailoring category for over 110 years. David Hart joined the Hickey Freeman legacy in November 2014, and has been tasked with introducing a modern sportswear collection with a youthful expression of luxury for the Hickey Freeman man. Hart is a New York luxury menswear designer who founded his eponymous label in 2009 as a tie business. Hart has since introduced ready-to-wear, showing his collection at New York Fashion Week. Hart has shown how versatile he is as designer between these 2 menswear brands.

HICKEY_FREEMAN_LOOK-7Selvedge denim jacket with Irish fisherman’s sweater in antique gold. Deep navy merino knit polo shirt with gaberdine trousers in deep navy.

The Hickey Freeman Sportswear collection will feature sweaters, knitwear, sport shirts, outerwear, soft coats, casual trousers, and denim. There is a great deal of layering and the capability to mix and match pieces. Both of these are admirable and desired qualities for a menswear brand and collection.


Waxed canvas pilot blazer in jet black. Selvedge denim pants in raw black. Brushed twill sport shirt in jet black multi plaid.

Show credits –


Logo sweatshirt in heather grey French loop terry. Cargo pants in faded lichen reverse slub twill with cotton dress shirt in white oxford.


Shirt Jacket in silk and wool Donegal windowpane. Trousers in deep navy cotton twill with French loop terry sweatshirt.

  • Models & Agencies – Re-quest, Red, Adam, Hello, Fusion, Q Models, 1.One, & Wilhelmina


Waxed cotton canvas English raincoat with cotton and silk plaid hunting jacket. Washed selvedge denim in faded grey. Cotton sport shirt with flecked yarn.

Maison Jules F/W 2014 — Chic Looks for Every Fashionista

NYFW is ongoing and the main focus is showcasing for S/S 2015. However, Maison Jules set out to present early, on Sept. 2nd, and the brand was presenting for Fall/Winter 2014. Macy’s Parisian-inspired brand teamed up with Betty Autier & Mathieu Lebreton, French style bloggers of Le Blog de Betty, for the presentation of this campaign. The collection was showcased at ArtBeam and truly was a great time — memorable looks, cozy atmosphere/environment, cocktails, appetizers, music, & more!


The collection encompassed looks of light layers, comfy sweaters, subtle fall tones/hues, and numbers that are perfect for any fashionista, NYC & beyond!


  • Soft pink feather leopard cardigan & sequin top pleated dress
  • Ivory studded lace dress & Animal boyfriend cardigan
  • Stone cowl neck poncho & “Frankie” black super slim pant

All of the looks just had such a great vibe, one that is cool, eccentric, and unique. Many of the pieces can be mixed and matched, dressed up or down. It’s great when a collection provides its consumer with lots of versatility!


  • Ivory metallic dotted dress & denim jacket
  • Leopard sweater & “Sophie” washed indigo pant

Every aspect of this collection and presentation was well thought out — the pairings/styling, the set-up, the lighting, and more. It was truly eye-catching and not only was a great experience, but the best way I could think of to kick off my NYFW journey!!


  • French Striped boxy tee; White foil cable pullover; & Black skinny pant
  • Lurex waffle cardigan & Deep forest paperbag dress

Additional presentation details —



  • Striped Sweatshirt Combo dress
  • Cat Cashmere sweater & Shadow striped dress