Win a Vintage 1980s Bob Mackie Dress | Contests

win a vintage bob mackie dress

Guess what? Bob Mackie is having an Instagram video contest and the prize is this vintage dress from 1982! The dress would best fit a modern size 2/4, but if that’s not your size there’s no reason why you absolutely have to wear it– it would make a great collector’s piece as well.

The contest is open until Thursday, August 15th at 12:01 am. For more information and the official entry details visit the Bob Mackie blog here.

Sheila Johnson Spring 2013 Scarves | Fashion

sheila johnson collection scarves

sheila johnson looped scarves

How compelling are these color-rich Sheila Johnson Collection scarves? They’re printed with photos from her travels– Haiti, Rwanda and Uganda for the Spring 2013 collection.

As a photographer and former world traveler, I appreciate the snippets of everyday life captured in each image. Whenever I take a photo, my goal is to make even the most mundane object seem extraordinary. …

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Beach Ready Looks | Elif and Elif for Jordan Taylor


Looking for something breezy and beautiful to take take with you on this summer’s beach vacation? Emerging designer Elif Katik is the creator of both Elif and Elif for Jordan Taylor, two totally island destination-ready spring collections. It’s no surprise that my two favorite looks are the peacock feather dress and the swingy maxi dress above.

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Bright Patterns + Chic Clutches | Micky London

Embellished clutches and beautifully patterned scarves are the signature styles at accessories brand Micky London. Clutches come in a range of shapes and patterns suitable for everything from a casual dinner with friends to an evening at the opera. I see the beaded clutches and lightweight scarves going together perfectly on a summer night.

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Watching RuPaul’s Drag Race at Bob Mackie NYC

Earlier in the week, Bob Mackie returned to RuPaul’s Drag Race as a guest judge and I headed out to the Bob Mackie offices for a viewing of the episode. Admittedly, I hadn’t seen the show in some time.

I don’t know why I ever stopped watching. I had forgotten how much fun the show is. Great food, great friends, a few bottles of sparkling wine…

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S.I.L.K. Fall 2013 Press Preview | Fashion

Designed by Michele Lee, S.I.L.K. is a contemporary women’s fashion brand that makes liberal use of silk and silk-based fabrics. Fall 2013 is S.I.L.K.’s second collection, ladylike and elegant with a fun color story and bold patterns. I spotted some beautiful faux leather interspersed between the soft silk pieces, including a rich-looking gold dress. Unfortunately my only photo of it is a partial here on Instagram. The faux leather is the nicest I have ever seen or felt.

I was also taken with the trench coats, particularly the ones done in floral fabrics. No surprise about the coats, but I don’t usually see myself in florals. These patterns happen to be particularly well done, and of course it helps when they’re combined with gorgeous fabrics.

S.I.L.K. is currently carried in select boutiques across the U.S. and retails for between $200 – $600.

Monika Chiang F/W 2013 | New York Fashion Week

I walked into Monika Chiang expecting a collection with a unique edgy/preppy twist, but I what I got was even better. The hair and makeup were obvious nods at 80s glam rock, and overall there was a luxe, elegant 70s and 80s vibe carried throughout the collection.

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STEWART/STAND Spring 2013 Minimalist Accessories

Last week I had the opportunity to stop by NYIGF and meet Paul Stewart-Stand, designer of the STEWART/STAND stainless steel accessories line. Originally a minimalist men’s accessory line, STEWART/STAND has recently begun producing women’s clutches and zip wallets.

STEWART/STAND’s signature material is industrial grade stainless steel fabric, which has a sharp, futuristic look but is surprisingly soft, lightweight and pliable. Eco-friendly and sustainable, most STEWART/STAND accessories are made with at least 85% recycled materials. The stainless steel accessories also come with the benefit of securing personal information stored in radio-frequency identification chips. Near field communication tap-and-go credit cards use RFID technology to store personal data, as well as all U.S. passports issued from August 2007 onwards– including mine, issued in early 2008.

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