Hello, all my divas and gurus! My name is Malan. I am divorced suburban Jersey Girl. Heavy on Fashion is a lifestyle blog that I started over seven years ago. The main reason why I started this blog was to highlight new designers and products. The mission of Heavy on Fashion has changed. I am talking about damn near everything from my favorite foods, music, and all that my life has to offer!
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A fashion blogger who reads - OMG! A look at My expanding fashion library
Yes, I am a stylish bookworm. I love to read about the Fashion industry and how the gurus of the industry think about what is hot and what is not. So here are a few picks from my growing fashion library!
My favorite books from my growing fashion book library are The Fairchild Dictionary of Fashion. I have the 3rd edition and it is chuck full of fashionable information. Dying to know what the proper name for your fav fashion piece- it is in The Fairchild Dictionary of Fashion. Great for any fashion blogger/lover. I use this book on a daily basis.
I also love Lloyd Boston's The Style Checklist, this book is a great guide for anyone looking to revamp their style or need to add some classics to their wardrobe. It's a great book about basic fashion looks and how to get the most out of your closet. You know that the classic white tux shirt and the LBD make a cameo in the book. I would suggest adding your own personal touches to Lloyd's tips. All in all a great book with great tips for every shape and size. Not too many books cater to all types of women.
This book has everything you need to know about blogging. If you want to be one the hottest fashion blogger in the biz, you have to know about blogging! LoveNo one Cares about what you had for Lunch, it is full of great tips and stories on expanding your voice. I love this book. Just a great read for all my bookworms out there.
The Business of Fashion - Designing, manufacturing, and marketingis a great textbook to learn how the industry runs.If you want to be a part of an industry, y ou should know how it is run. Reading is Fundamental. So read as much as you can; just saying.
If you are a budding fashion designer but can not sew for your fashionable life then getting Sewing for Dummies, a sewing kit from Walmart, and some fabric scraps. Fashion Design and New Fashion Figure Templatesare great books on how to draw your designs properly. All of these books are great for the next Project Runway winner designer in the making. I am learning how to sew myself and think this is a great way to learn something new. Read up my future fashion designers and get to sewing. You can be the next Valentino or CoCo Chanel.
If you love taking pictures in your fav designer gear then you should definitely read Nigel book Beauty Equation. This is a great way to learn about photography from one of the best in the business. There are also some great tips on embracing your natural beauty and style from some great models and photographers. Great book Nigel!
Rant Time -Is it me or is every fashion blogger are using a posting template for their pictures? You guys know what poses I am taking about?! The classic blogger poses - Hand on Head, the fashionable squat, the awkward toes instance, and the deer in headlights look. I know I am missing a few blogger stance but you get the picture- no pun intended. Creativity is good. Being different and unique is what people are looking for. So please my fellow bloggers, be yourself, diversify your poses, and Oh yeah -smile!
Hey guys! As you all know, I had a chance to cover Shecky's Girls Night Out in New York City. I am a fan of Shecky's event but this time around I found some great fashion, a celebrity sighting, and of course some great cocktails. Here is Heavy on Fashion at Shecky's in NYC!
Vh1's Tough Love Miami @ Shecky's
Host and matchmaker Steve Ward along with fellow match maker and founder of Master Matchmaker Joann Ward (also Steve's Mom!) was at Shecky's giving out some great dating advice to all the ladies in New York!
Don't you just love this dress. Fabulous!
Here is a look at the crowd for Steve and Joann. Many ladies had some awesome question about relationships and dating. I have to say that Steve and Joann gave some grand advice.
Sidenote: I am really loving Joann's style!
When Steve took off his jacket, I knew he was about to get down to business! He did and gave out some much needed Tough Love! Check out their site at http://www.mastermatchm…
Hey everyone! I had a great opportunity to visit the The Alex Soldier Showroom in New York City. I became familiar with Alex Soldier at a private showcase in New York City. When I received a email from Maria Soldier, Executive Director of the Alex Soldier Showroom, to come and check out the Alex Soldier collection in New York City. I was honored.
Alex Soldier has a vast collection of jewelry and artwork that is exceptional in craftsmanship and quality. From unique luxury jewelry with exotic diamonds and precious stone designed for the rich and famous to awards for Royalty. Alex is a creator and a example of true artistry in the world of luxury.
Here is one of my favorite piece from Alex's collection. This starfish ring is full of precious stones including diamonds. The best thing some of Alex Soldiers' pieces is that are interchangeable. Each piece has a custom key for each interchangeable piece. They can be a ring or a pin. I believe the company is also working on making these…
Hello all my Heavy On Fashion Readers, I am happy that I got the chance to attend the Fashionista.com: How I’m Making It: What It Takes To Succeed In Fashion panel discussion on Monday, May 9th at the NYU Cantor Film Center.
The panel was full of professionals in the Fashion Industry. Here is quick bio of the speakers at the panel
Skye Parrott is the Photographer and Creative Director of Dossier Magazine. Katherine Krause is the Editor of Dossier Magazine. Gayle Dizon is a founder of Dizon Inc. Dizon is an acclaimed production company for some of the best fashion brands in the industry. Dizon Inc, is known for their fabulous fashion shows productions. Cindy Krupp is the founder of the Krupp Group. Krupp Group is a public relations agency that works with tons of fashion designers including Chris Benz and tons of companies. Chris Benz is a well known American Fashion designer and columnist for Fashionista.com.
Gayle Dizon, Cindy Krupp, and Chris Benz give seriously great advise for everyone…