Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Fashion New..

Magnolia by Marionat will display their Spring 2012 wedding dress collection at various regional trunk shows. The Magnolia line of bridal gowns offers a wide variety of high styled chic wedding dresses, veils, and headpieces. 

The trunk shows in your area will allow attendees to access some of the most beautiful wedding dresses in the Magnolia collection. Members of the Magnolia Bridals fashion team will be present to help you find your perfect wedding dress style. 

The wedding gowns will first be displayed at Fantasia Bridal in Rocky Point Long Island May 5- May 6th. The first weekend in June the gowns will be making a special trip to Crown Elegance in Staten Island for a very special event at their store June 2nd and 3rd. 

The following weekend we are heading south to New Natalie’s in Atlanta Georgia June 9th and 10th. June 16th and 17th we will be at Jay West in Haddonfield New jersey and our last stop in June will be at Jon’s Bridal by Suzanne June 30th and July 1st in Allentown Pennsylvania.

During the trunk shows Magnolia by Marionat will supply bridal shops with extra wedding gown styles, headpieces, veils and jewelry that the stores do not normally carry in stock. Brides will get to view and try on Magnolia’s top selling dresses. 

The wedding dresses are only in the bridal shops during the set trunk show dates and then they move on to their next location or back to the warehouse. Julie Levitt, Fashion Director and Lisa Rothchild, Operations Director from the fashion team at Magnolia by Marionat will be present to assist brides and help them find that “perfect dress.” 

The two women played a major part in the styling and designing of the gowns and they will be at the trunk shows to work with the brides and share their bridal insights.

The wedding gowns present at the trunk shows will range in styles from A-line skirts to ball gowns to trumpets and mermaids. There will be weddings gowns with lace, pleats, ruching, beaded appliques and even sleeves. Ms. Rothchild said, “We have a little bit of everything which means there is sure to be a style of wedding gown for every bride.” 

Ms. Levitt is very excited to be able to travel and work with brides-to-be "it is one of my favorite parts to my job, working with brides and seeing the gowns look even more beautiful as each bride slips into them

Internationally distinguished haute couture designer Mandali Mendrilla is dedicating her newest atelier collection “Slave2Love” (S2L) to her husband who died in a car accident in January.

Croatian born New York (USA) based stylist, designer and artist Mandali, who has several award winning collections to her credit, was working on S2L when an auto accident took the life of her husband Elisha Nitai Drury, 31; who was an artist, visionary, director of the Krishna Kitchen and founder of non-profit Food for Life Experience.

Mandali says that S2L is an “expression of the fragile nature of the human form versus the eternality of indwelling spirit”. “Inspired by Chuang Tzi's butterfly metempsychosis and the eternal wisdom of the ancient scripture Bhagavad-Gita, the fluttering organic hand painted cloth expresses a longing for attainment of undying worlds within”, she adds about S2L.

This new collection, which was originally scheduled to be premiered at the Fall/Winter 2012 Fashion Week, was instead silently launched on her website.

Meanwhile, Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA), applauded Mandali for exploring ancient Hindu civilizations and reinventing ancient Indian dressing codes and artistic traditions for her collections and getting inspiration from Sanskrit epics. Creating clothing lines appeared to be a spiritual exercise for her, Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, added.

Mandali Mendrilla points out that she has dedicated her artistic abilities to the pursuit of truth and beauty. She thinks that humans can use clothes to help communicate, explore, enhance and discover their inner selves rather than consider dressing as an external act. She has already exhibited her work in Italy, Croatia, Germany, USA, India and United Kingdom.

Keeping with the spirit of her dedication, Mandali will not exhibit for the remainder of 2012 but will serve blessed vegan food in her husband's legacy project Krishna Kitchen.

Nanette Lepore, a Youngstown State University alumna and a world-renowned fashion designer, receives an honorary degree and will be the featured speaker at YSU’s spring commencement on Saturday, May 19.

Graduation ceremonies for undergraduate students begin at 10 a.m., while commencement for graduate students starts at 2:30 p.m. Both ceremonies are in Beeghly Center. More than 2,200 students will receive diplomas.

Featured student speakers are Kaitlyn Fabian, who earns a bachelor’s degree in Dance Management, and Dru Perren, who earns a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.

After completing her studies at YSU, Lepore enrolled in New York City’s Fashion Institute of Technology, where she earned a degree in design. Bolstered by a $5,000 loan from her father, Lepore then set out to start her own line of clothing.

Today, Nanette Lepore has grown into an internationally renowned brand with boutiques in the United States, Europe and Asia. There are currently stores in New York, Los Angeles, Bal Harbour, Chicago, Las Vegas, Boston, London and Tokyo, with further expansion in Asia planned for 2012 and 2013.

Lepore continues to design in her atelier in New York alongside her husband, Robert, who helms the business side of the worldwide brand as its president. Manufacturing the majority of her line in the Big Apple, Lepore is an outspoken advocate for New York’s Garment Center.

Fabian is the first graduate of YSU’s new Bachelor of Arts degree in dance management. She is graduating summa cum laude and is also receiving a certificate in entrepreneurship.

During her four years at YSU, Fabian was a Leslie H. Cochran University Scholar and a member of the YSU Honors program. As part of her public service as a University Scholar, she served as the Relay for Life team captain in 2011 and 2012. She is a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges and the Clarence P. Gould Honor Society. She also is the recipient of the Kocinski Award for the outstanding senior dance student.

Fabian was a valedictorian of her class at Boardman High School. She came to YSU as an undeclared major with a dance minor until the dance management major was established in her junior year. She held leadership positions in the YSU Dance Ensemble, served as a student choreographer for the group, and served an internship with the Ballet Western Reserve. She was hired last fall as dance enrichment instructor for the new Visual and Performing Arts program at Chaney High School in Youngstown, a position she hopes to continue after graduation, as well as continuing her teaching at a local dance studio. She plans to establish her own Christian-centered dance studio in the future.

Perren’s studies at YSU include a focus on clinical mental health counseling with a specialization in counseling childrenand adolescents and autism spectrum disorders.

Cho Cho Design House announces the debut of its high fashion Smartphone bag. With its revolutionary high-fashion-meets-high-function design, it is the first bag of its kind that is customized to hold smartphones.

The bag features a secret window on the back, making it easy to check phone calls and messages without having to take the phone out of the bag. It also features a pair of adjustable and removable gold chain straps, which secure the smartphone at your side for easy access and offers three different ways to wear the bag. The smartphone bag is made of genuine lambskin leather and features Swarovski™ crystals. 

The Cho Cho smartphone bag was created by Canadian-born, Miami-based designer and international recording artist, Aasha. As a busy recording artist and new mother, Aasha was inspired to create a bag that would allow her to easily have her smartphone by her side with her hands free to do other things.

The name “Cho Cho” came from the Japanese word for butterfly, which symbolizes the freedom and beauty of the bag. The design was also inspired by the concept of a “minaudiere,” a bag that carries the essentials without being bulky or awkward like large bags. 

“It’s the perfect bag for dinners, parties and everyday business. It can be worn with high fashion or casual styles,” Aasha says. “The Cho Cho smartphone bag is the new ‘it’ bag for cell phone enthusiasts. And it makes a great Mother’s Day gift for stylish moms.”

Fashion designer Patti V has announced the official launch of her new line of designer denim, along with special introductory pricing and free shipping until March 5, 2012.

The Patti V line caters to young women (18 – 29) who are confident and not afraid to turn heads.

The company’s signature product is their Original V Jean, a stylish and sophisticated alternative to traditions jeans. The V Jean features a plunging V shaped waistline front and back. The result is a sexy and sophisticated look that is truly unique. This line also includes a V Zipper version which features a closed back as well as fully functional side zippers up both legs for a fashionable, chic look.

“I’ve always had a passion for fashion,” says the brands designer Patti V. “The inspiration for the V Jean came after years of always seeing the same old jeans. I wanted something different so I decided to make it myself,“ Patti V adds. “My current designs are sexy and edgy and meant to compliment the female figure,” Patti V continues.

At its launch the Patti V line includes seven products made up of jeans, skirts, and shorts available in different styles and colors, each with the Patti V Signature V waistline. Each product is made of premium denim and made in the USA. Soon to come will be a line of Women’s tops and casual wear, as well as a line of jeans for men.

“We’re really excited about the new line and plan to expand it in the months to come. Starting April 15, 2012 our new V Curve jean will be available. The V Curve sports a sweetheart curved front and back with zippers in front and back as well. We’ve also frayed the back pockets for an overall sassy, fun, yet sexy look,” Patt V explains.

Despite launching a new company in a down economy, Patti V is already catching the attention of key industry buyers who have stated that everything they thought could be done with denim had already been done, until now. Wanting something new, Patti V was started with the hopes of creating a niche market. By the looks of things Patti V is doing just that.

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