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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 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

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Monday, March 30, 2015

Heavy on Fashion Event Preview - Faviana Glam Event in NYC

Hello all my fashion divas and gurus! I am so happy to bring you a look at the latest collection from Faviana. Faviana is a family owned buisness that started in New York City. Faviana is all luxury gowns. I love the price point of Faviana dresses. They retail from $200 to $700 and are available domestically and internationally in a wide variety of sizes ranging from 00 – 24W. 

You can check out the entire Faviana collection at http://www.faviana.com/ 

Faviana Glam Event including my makeup by Kendall Bennewitz courtesy of Priv app!
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Friday, March 27, 2015

Heavy on Fashion Event Preview - Pikolinos A/W 2015 Collection

Hello all my fashion divas and gurus! I am so happy to bring you a event preview of Pikolinos A/W 2015 collection. I will give you all my favs from the collection and information the fabulous #MaasaiProject that Pikolinos is a part of! In the meantime check out some all the great pieces from #Pikolnos!

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Heavy on Fashion Events - Haus of Chic and Emblem Showroom

Hello all my fashion divas and gurus! I am so happy to bring you a look at my time at Haus of Chic showroom presentation featuring brands like NAM, Ashley Michaelsen, NMD Collection, IN THE BLACK, Elle Zeitoune, Rachel Sin, The Shanti Butterfly, Talina Hermann, and Clarissa Avenue!

I would like to thank Haus of Chic and Emblem collections for letting me view the FW15 season of all these fabulous designs!


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