Monday, May 25, 2015

Heavy on Fashion Reviews - AmericanPearl.com*

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Hello all my fashion divas and gurus! I am so happy to bring you another review.
American Pearl is a custom jewelry website that offers the world’s finest quality pearls and uses 3D Printing software that allow customers to create a unique piece of jewelry. The use of the latest 3D technology to print all of their gold and silver elements is genius! This process allows the customer to customize. Everyone is for having a one of a kind piece without paying a one-of-a kind price tag.

Thanks to the lovelies at American Pearl, I was able to review a necklace with Classic Tahitian Pearl Pendant with a Akoya Black Pearl and 18k Yellow gold necklace.

So without further ado, here is Heavy on Fashion Reviews - AmericanPearl.com 

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So, when I received my custom necklace in the mail, I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the necklace. As you can see, I decided to pick a Classic Tahitian Pearl Pendant with a Akoya Black Pearl and 18k Yellow gold necklace. In a jewelry store this piece would be a lot of money.

This necklace at American Pearl retails for $287.00!

This is a bargain my fashion divas and gurus!

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 I mean there are so many option on AmericanPearl.com, I received a stunning catalog featuring many of the fabulous options that AmericanPearl.com and Americandiamondshop.com have to offer. Hey, I may tell my husband to get my next anniversary present from here...Hint Hint Ian!

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This is a great site to purchase from. I mean you can not go wrong with a custom piece of jewelry. I love that you can go to AmericanPearl.com during anytime of the year for any occasion (birthdays, mother's day, anniversary, Just Because, I'm sorry!) and receive quality without leaving the comforts of home.  I also love that AmericanPearl.com is super easy to use and comes in fantastic packaging.

The use of modern technology (3D printing) with 65 years of knowledge in the jewelry industry is a why you should definitely check out AmericanPearl.com.

I would like the Lovelies at AmericanPearl.com for this fabulous opportunity! 
Please be should to check out American Pearl at http://www.americanpearl.com/

Until Next Time
Live,Style,Write
Malanb



Saturday, May 16, 2015

Heavy on Fashion Review - The Anthony Bracelet by Ronnetta J. Coleman Jewelry & Accessories


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Hello all my fashion divas and gurus! I am so happy to bring you a new review. This time I am going to give my thoughts on the Ronnetta J. Coleman "Anthony" bracelet. I love showcasing new innovative I independently designers and this was a fabulous treat for me. 

So without further ado, this is Heavy on Fashion Review - The Anthony Bracelet by Ronnetta J. Coleman Jewelry & Accessories 

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OK, I am wearing this bracelet the wrong way but either position, The Anthony bracelet is fabulous !

When I received The Anthony Bracelet by Ronnetta J. Coleman Jewelry & Accessories by mail, I was so engulfed in the craftsmanship that this piece showed.
Though I have seen several pieces from the collection,  viewing the piece in person was an experience. 
 The intricate use of metal and jewels to form such a unique and eye catching piece,  let me know that Ronnetta J. Coleman Jewelry and Accessories is a must for all you fashion divas and gurus. 

Photo courtesy of Ronnetta J. Coleman Jewelry and accessories


The Anthony bracelet retails for $85.00. A steal considering the craftsmanship and details work that's this bracelet exhibits. I can not gush enough about this bracelet. 

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The Anthony bracelet is a great piece for a ball or paired with a white tank top and a pair of jeans. I live this piece because the visual story that the gold metal work plays with the jewels.  It is just a lovely time for the eyes. 

The Anthony bracelet will be making a debut on my very first style post for Heavyonfashion.com ..stay tuned. 



About the Designer 


This is Ronnetta,  the creator and primary designer of Ronnetta JColeman Jewelry and Accessories. Ms. Coleman was Buffalo, NY local, studied at International Academy of Design and Technology, and later moved to New Jersey with a gift for jewelry making.

Ronnetta J. Coleman Jewelry and Accessories has been featured on Talk show host and television star, Wendy Williams, published in HudsonMod magazine, presented in a New York Fashion Week runway show, Interviewed with Bionic Mark on Sirius XM satellite radio, and more. 

I am so happy Ronnetta J. Coleman Jewelry & Accessories asked me to review this lovely piece. 

Be sure to check out Ronnetta J. Coleman Jewelry and Accessories at her website

On Instagram at 
and on Facebook at 


Until Next time
Live, Style, Write 
Malanb

Monday, May 11, 2015

Heavy on Fashion review: Robert Matthew's Peyton Satchel Tote Bag*

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Hello all my fashion divas and gurus! I am bring you another fabulous review. As you all know, I like a big bag. I love a big fashionable pu leather handbag. When I was contacted by the lovelies at Robert Matthew to review their Peyton Satchel Tote Bag, I was excited. I love discovering new independent designers for all my divas and gurus! 

Robert Matthew is a California based company started by two friends Robert and Matthew, hence the name, who wanted to bring California style to the world. Robert Matthews not only has exceptional handbags but also jewelry and scarves. Robert Matthew is a full accessories brand. 


So without further ado, Here is Heavy on Fashion review: Robert Matthew Peyton Satchel Tote Bag!

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I love this Robert Matthew Peyton Satchel Tote Bag. The Merlot color is divine for me and my color hair color choice. This bag is made of Animal Friendly pu Leather with Robert Matthew's gold tone hardware. I love the load of storage space inside. This Peyton Satchel Tote bag has 7 pockets! 
Yes,7 and I can carry my whole life with me in style!


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I adore that this satchel has 2 types of straps, making it possible to wear this bag in various ways. I also love the interior of the bag. Robert Matthew's Peyton Satchel Tote Bag is lined with Merlot and cream stripes. The gold studs and rhinestone gives this satchel some attitude with a bit of glitz. I am all for that look! I love that this Merlot wine colored Peyton Satchel Tote Bag with my red wig! It is a great fashionable and functional accessory. I use this satchel like everyday and now I am a huge fan of the Robert Matthew's Brand. I can not wait to add more Robert Matthew items to my wardrobe.


Guess, what all my fashion divas and gurus, You can a Robert Matthew's Peyton Satchel Tote Bag!  By using the code  HEAVYONFASHION  you save 30% off a Peyton Satchel Tote Collection!

Go to http://robertmatthew.com/collections/peyton-satchel-tote-collection and pick up your Robert Matthew's Peyton Satchel Tote Bag right now!

P.S.: A style post featuring Robert Matthew's Peyton Satchel Tote Bag will be coming soon to the Official Heavy on Fashion Instagram page at https://instagram.com/heavyonfashion/

Until Next Time 
Live, Style, Write 
Malanb

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Heavy on Fashion Events - Isabelle Armstrong Spring 2016 (Guest Post by Ariane Gilgeous)

Photos by Ariane Gigeous
Hello all my fashion divas and gurus! I am so happy to bring you not only a new Heavy on Fashion events but also a new addition to the Heavy on Fashion freelance staff. Ariane Gilgeous is a graduate of Penn State University with a Bachelors Degree in Journalism. I first met Ariane a few years ago when I was in college. We both worked on a project called Echoes of Brown: 
Youth Documenting and Performing the Legacy of Brown v. Board of Education
We were both performers for the project. We stayed in contact ever since and recently I felt that Ariane would be a great addition to the Heavy on Fashion world. Today I have a great writer, Ashley Gilgeous give all of us a look at the fabulous Spring 2016 bridal collection of Isabelle Armstrong. 

So without further ado here is Heavy on Fashion Events - Isabelle Armstrong Spring 2016 (Guest Post by Ariane Gilgeous)


Photos by Ariane Gigeous


Who doesn’t love a gorgeous wedding? With May now only days away, wedding 

season is fast approaching and brides from all over are preparing for what will 

hopefully the most beautiful day of their lives. Now, we all know that the key to 

crafting a wedding that exceeds picturesque perfection is selecting a spectacular 

wedding dress. That dream could be fulfilled in a dazzling Isabelle Armstrong 

couture dress. 
Photos by Ariane Gigeous



With a high-fashion mix of classic and modern silhouettes, luxe fabrics materials, 

and breathtaking details, Isabelle Armstrong’s Spring 2016 Collection is stunning, a 

quality the bridal fashion world has come to expect from the New York-based design 

house. 
Photos by Ariane Gigeous


Ranging in silhouettes from A-line to mermaid-cut and utilizing beautiful materials 

like silk, crystal, and sparkly galaxy tulle, the dresses seen at Saturday’s 

presentation, held at Penthouse45 in Midtown, would be a beautiful answer to any 

soon-to-be-blushing bride’s prayers.


Photos by Ariane Gigeous



I would like to thank the lovelies at Isabelle Armstrong for the invitation. I would also like to thank Ariane Gilegous for covering this lovely event. If you would like to see more of Ariane Gilgeous be sure to check out her social media accounts and blogs below. 

TWITTER: https://twitter.com/AriAshley

INSTAGRAM: http://instagram.com/ariashley2289

PINTEREST: https://www.pinterest.com/ariashley22/

LINKEDIN: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/ariane-gilgeous/20/198/ba4

DREAM BIG, TRIXIE B. BLOG: https://dreambigtrixieb.wordpress.com/


SAIL ON, SILVER GIRL BLOG: https://sailonslvrgrl.wordpress.com/

Until next time 
Live, Style, Write 
Malanb

Friday, April 17, 2015

Heavy on fashion XXOO Shopping/Gift Guides - Spring Edition 2015*




Hello all my fashion divas and gurus! After long last and conquering some technical difficulties I am finally able to give you my Heavy on fashion XXOO Shopping/Gift Guides - Spring Edition 2015! I am so so so excited to bring you my XXOO for the Spring. I gave you a sneak peek of my pick a while back on the official Heavy on Fashion Instagram page at https://instagram.com/heavyonfashion/ . 





VIICode O2M - Oxygen Mask



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As you all know, I am a huge advocate hosting yourself a spa day at least once a week. I know I do.  We all need a rest day. When I am having my very own spa day, I use VIIcode O2M oxygen Eye Mask as one of my spa beauty treatments.  When I am under stress whether physically or mentally, my eyes tends to get puff. The VIIcode O2M oxygen Eye Mask help to reduce puffiness and my dark circles. The price for VIIcode O2M Oxygen Eye Mask is $55 for a treatment using Ecological Oxygen Plant Extraction) and deep sea biological extracts. Check out VIIcode O2M Oxygen Eye Mask at http://www.amazon.com/



Mad Hippie


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I love trying out new serums, but recently I am trying to use more natural product on my face and body. I was delighted to be introduce to Mad Hippie vitamin a serum. Mad hippie Vitamin A serum is ideal for reduction of wrinkles and helps with sun damage for just $32.99. Check out Mad Hippie at http://www.madhippie.com/shop/vitamin-a-serum/




Coco -Mat slippers

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I was introduced to CoCo -Mat slippers during NYFW on the #fashionXtech Mobile lounge. CoCo-Mat has a great pair of cotton slippers.  These slippers are very comfortable and soft to the touch. I use these slippers everyday and I love the quality that went into the these slippers. You can only pick up these comfy slippers at an authorized Coco Mat store at http://www.coco-mat.com/


MyCharge Portable Power Bank Razor Plus Mobile Battery Charger for iPhone - Pink


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I was introduced to MyCharge Portable Power Bank Razor Plus Mobile Battery Charger during NYFW on the #fashionXtech Mobile lounge. I was so excited because I was looking for a portable power bank when I am attending shows and events. I love that MyCharge is very thin and can fit almost anywhere. I have tried other portable charger and they did not last very long. Either they would lose their charger very easily or just break. MyCharge Portable Power Bank Razor Plus Mobile Battery Charger is one of my favorite choices for a portable charger. 
For just $49.99, you can buy a reliable powerbank, buy yours today at http://www.target.com/



FitFabFun Box



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If you haven't heard of FITFABFUN VIP Box, you and I need to have a serious intervention. FitFabFun vip box is all about health and happiness in a box.  I was lucky to receive the box earlier this year and found that this is a great way to try our new healthy products at your doorstep. 
If you are looking into trying out FITFABFUN box, it is super affordable. Just $49.99 a box or you can receive 4 boxes throughout the year for just $180. Go to https://vip.fabfitfun.com/ , and pick up your box today.






Scent of Triumph by Jan Moran


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I was never a huge fan of romantic novels but I am finding Scent of Triumph a great read.  Scent of Triumph is more than a story of love but perseverance, courage, triumph, and tradegy. I am still reading this novel and find myself engulfed in every word. This is a great Spring read. I am all for reading novels that are entetaining and have a overall message about triumph and whats important in life. Check out Scent of Triumph on Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/

Cascade Ice 

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So after changing my eating habits, I have turned my back to sodas and juices with high fructose corn syrup. I mostly drink sparkling waters with zero calories, seltzer water, cold press juices, water, and now Cascade Ice. Thanks to the lovelies at Cascade Ice, I was able to drink these great flavors. My favorite is Strawberry Orange Mango. You can check out more at http://www.cascadeicewater.com/







Dominique Cohen Limited Edition for Miss Me


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Dominique Cohen Limited Edition for Miss Me was a great quality and affordable price. Unfornately this collection was only available for a short period of time on Miss Me but I hope to see Dominique Cohen do another collaboration with Miss Me very soon.



Bling Jewelry.com


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I am love with BlingJewlery.com Boho Babe Ears (ear cuffs). These earring are edgy, unique,  and affordable. These Boho Babe Earrings are 925 Sterling Silver with Gold Plated in Cubic Zirconia set through out the design.  I found the earrings comfy and affordable, just $55. 


Charity 



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If you follow Heavy on Fashion on Instagram, you know all about my time at Pikolinos A/W 2015 and my first introduction to the Maasai Project, a design collaboration program with the Maasai Mara where the profits are given back to the Maasai women involved. Please check out http://maasai.pikolinos.com/ and how the Massai people and Pikolinos is bring style and charity back to fashion.


Here is a slide show of Heavy on fashion XXOO Shopping/Gift Guides - Spring Edition 2015


Monday, April 13, 2015

Heavy on Fashion Events - New York Fashion Week Part 3 #ThrowBack

Hello all my fashion divas and gurus! This Part three of my NYFW adventure. I know it has been a while..so sorry but I promise I have tons of new content coming this week! Coming to Heavy on fashion this week and following weeks to come. I will have beauty hauls, wig reviews, interviews with new innovative designers, beauty hauls, and, book reviews. 

But I digress... Let talk about my final day at #NYFW at Couture Fashion Week. 

Matthew Cashe 

I am so happy to check out a great designers from New Jersey, Matthew Cashe. As you all may or may not know, I am a Jersey Girl. It was great to see fellow New Jerseyan an showcasing their work in New York City. Matthew Cashe collection is full of class elegant gowns and tailor suits that I can see at any black tie event. 


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Larumba by Laura Angelica Moss

Here is a look at Larumba by Laura Angelica collection at Couture New York Fashion Week. I loved the wonderful look and collection for a up and coming designer. Check out more of Larumba by Laura Angelica Moss at https://www.facebook.com/LaurumbaStyle


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Catou by Berny Martin

Here is a look at Catou by Berny Martin's collection. I love the various looks for the fashionable man and woman. I love the classic yet modern appeal to all the men's pieces. Please be free to check out  Catou by Berny Martin at http://catouwear.com/

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Alvertis Alexander 

One of my favorite collections at Couture New York Fashion Week was Alvertis Alexander. The entire A/W 2015 collection was fun, innovative, and fun. My fav piece was the khaki shirts jumpsuit.   Check out Alvertis Alexander on twitter at https://twitter.com/alvertisa

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Heavy on Fashion Talks to Bernie de Le Cuona, Founder of De Le Cuona


Hello all my fashion divas and gurus! I am so happy to finally  bring you another great interview with another innovator and designer Bernie de Le Cuona.  Bernie de Le Cuona founded her own namesake line , De Le Cuona,  in 1992 and developed it into the world’s largest own brand linen collection. The De Le Cuona collection is all about great textures and craftsmanship.  With a a strong following with the most admired interior designers and a emerging accessories collection, De Le Cuona is essential line for your home and your closet.  

So without further ado,  Here is Heavy on Fashion talks to Bernie de Le Cuona!





Heavy on Fashion: ​Describe ​de Le Cuona style​?

 Bernie de Le CuonaThe style is masculine with hints of soft detail; it is textural, with subtle traces of my history in Africa. It’s about combinations eg. a magnificent cashmere sheer curtain with raw, gutsy upholstery linen. The colors are muted with pops of unusual hues. The handle is all-important. The elements in each design play different roles in the story they tell, and are made with utmost care and mastery craftsmanship. All fabrics should either be dry like parchment, buttery-soft linen and filigree cashmere or very finely woven wool paisleys with long pile sleek velvets.


Heavy on Fashion: How long does it usually take you to construct a piece? 

 Bernie de Le Cuona:Each piece has its own unique timeframe. It could take weeks, months or years but the ideas happen in an instant.



Heavy on Fashion: Describe the general process you go through to design and realize a piece. 

 Bernie de Le Cuona:First the idea, then the yarn, then pencil and paper and--when I am at my most creative-- work in conjunction with a mill to weave and color. Finally, loads of sample-checking: everything from examining the weave, color and consistency to Martindale tests, light fastness tests and pattern matching. When applicable, certain pieces call for simple tests like making a cushion and sitting on it for a few months to test durability.


Heavy on Fashion: Where can readers buy your items?​ 

 Bernie de Le CuonaWe have distribution worldwide and two showrooms in London and one in New York.





Heavy on Fashion: What are some of your favorite clothing stores/catalogs/websites? 

 Bernie de Le Cuona:Stores Aspesi in Milan, Browns in London, Anthropology in New York, Toguna in Johannesburg, Ventilo in Paris. I don't much like catalogues but of course in an emergency Net a Porter website.

Heavy on Fashion: What do you hope to have achieved in the industry, 10 years from now? 

 Bernie de Le Cuona:I would like to keep reinventing de Le Cuona...

Heavy on Fashion: ​Finally, ​What does fashion & style mean to you? 

 Bernie de Le Cuona:Fashion is fun and flippant, style is something we all strive for and only few master. 


I would like to thank Bermie de le Cuona for the interview.Please be sure to check out the De Le Cuona collection at http://www.delecuona.co.uk

Also check out De le Cuona online on