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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Heavy on Fashion talks to Joan Goodman (Creator of PONO Jewelry)






Hello all my fashion divas and gurus! I am so happy to be back from my vacation to bring you an exclusive interview with Joan Goodman, Creator of PONO Jewelry. I had the chance to check out the PONO showroom earlier in the summer in NYC and I fell in love with the entire line. So without further ado, here is Heavy on Fashion Talks to Joan Goodman!

PONO, a Hawaiian word for “goodness” in all its forms, is a jewelry brand that works with the intention of being anchored, expressive and illuminating not just in its finished works but in its design, manufacturing and business practices as well. The PONO Jewelry collection is designed by Joan in New York and Italy.  PONO reflects Joan’s life experiences: mixing the exotica of Hawaii, Italian sophistication, NYC urban chic and a love of nature and the planet. 

Joan’s expert knowledge of these materials comes from years as president and creative director of Bobbi Trim Ltd., a New York City button company. These buttons are designed for many of today’s most talented clothing designers including; Carolina Hererra, Prabal Gurang, Proenza Schouler, Anna Sui, Nanette Lepore, Marc Jacobs, Trina Turk and Thakoon to name a few.







Heavy on Fashion: Tell me a little bit about yourself. Where are you from? What's your educational background?

Joan Goodman: I was born in New York City, and I lived in the Bronx until I was 11 when I moved to Long Beach. I have always had the NYC/beach thing in my cells. As far as education, I was lucky; I have had millions of teachers.

Heavy on Fashion: What other experience do you have in the fashion industry? What led you to beginning to work with jewelry?

Joan Goodman: Bobbi Trim Ltd, my button company which I have had for 33 years. Designing and selling buttons to clothing manufacturers. I felt the need to do something new, and jewelry was a natural progression. We make all of PONO with 2 of our best Italian button factories.

Heavy on Fashion: Let's talk about the PONO Fall 2013 collection. What was your inspiration behind the Fall 2013 collection?

Joan Goodman: I was inspired by all things dark, rich, and luxurious. There is a deep richness to every color. Jewel tones, the aurora borealis, the night ski, and the Arctic Circle are other inspirations behind the collection.




Heavy on Fashion: What is your favorite piece in the Fall 2013 collection?


Joan Goodman: The Antonia Necklace in matte crazy...it's perfect!


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

Joan Goodman: There is no general process. Many times things pop in my head so quickly I need to deal with them immediately. Other times I have a vision while working in the factory with materials, colors, and shapes, and it takes days for the design to unfold.


Heavy on Fashion: What do you love most about designing and creating your own jewelry?

Joan Goodman: My time spent in Italy and working with color...color is my most favorite thing!





Heavy on Fashion: Where do you get your inspiration?

Joan Goodman: Inspiration comes through my travels every day. It could be anything...a pair of boots someone is wearing, a bird flying by, the light reflecting off a building...anything.

Heavy on Fashion: How would you define the style your line exemplifies?


Joan Goodman: PONO is classic with a twist of Italy, Hawaii and New York City.

Heavy on Fashion: What advice would you give to aspiring jewelry designers?

Joan Goodman:Follow your heart...do not be afraid to try to live your dream.

Heavy on Fashion: Finally, what does fashion mean to you?

Joan Goodman: I appreciate the quality and craftsmanship of fashion. I love the artistic and creative process that goes into design. I especially love Hermes and Dries Van Noten. Shoe and boots are my favorite part of fashion.

You can check out PONO jewelry online store at http://www.ponoannex.com/
and 
Show PONO jewelry some love on Twitter at 
https://twitter.com/PONOjsg


Until Next time! 
Live, Style, Write
Malanb



Heavy on Fashion looks at Cashhimi!



Hello, all my fashion divas and gurus! I am so happy to bring you an exclusive look of the Cashhimi Showroom in the heart of New York City's fashion district. Cashhimi is a luxury handbags created by Istanbul-based designer Cenan Abas Sel. Ms. Cenan created handbags with great array of colors, and unique use of animal skins and leather. Cashhimi is a must for any handbag lover.

Without further ado here Heavy on Fashion looks at Cashhimi!






Tons of designers like BlacMéra and Korto Momolu featured Cashhimi in their runway shows.







 I really love the use of Python, Croc, embossed leather, and string ray throughout the collection. The collection has a classic design and full of an array of colors. Cashhimi is huge in several countries around the world including Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Turkey, Dubai, Hong Kong, Japan, and Qatar.

Cashhimi is collaborating with Macy's! Yes, Cashhimi will have their FW12 collection in Macys.


Check out the Entire Cashhimi 2012 collection at

Some photos of my visit to the Cashhimi showroom in NYYC
Posted by Heavy on Fashion on Monday, October 15, 2012

I would like to thank Jamila Keyes of Cashhimi for the invite!
Check out Cashhimi at www.cashhimi.com
Cashhimi's Twitter is great! Go at https://twitter.com/cashhimi and tell them
Also Check out Cashhimi on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CashhimiNYC

Until Next Time
Live, Style, Write
 Malanb

Heavy on Fashion looks at TrendSeeder

 How Trendseeder Came to Be
Launched on July 4, 2012 TrendSeeder is an e-commerce site which provides a platform for up-and-coming designers to reach fashion-forward consumers seeking exclusive limited-edition couture. It presents an opportunity for designers to establish themselves in an industry that has not historically been a champion for the new entrant, often opting instead to perpetuate the standing of the more widely recognized brands and labels. And it provides shoppers everywhere who desire to be on the leading edge of the fashion scene access to exclusive, limited-edition, curated designs that have typically been reserved for a small swath of consumers. Creating an environment for these two groups to connect creates value and opportunities for both parties; a core tenet in TrendSeeder’s philosophy.


A look at Trenderseeder: 
Trendseeder has tons of great accessories for men and women including handbags, jewelry, and eyewear. Here is an exclusive look at some of what Trendseeder.com has to offer


Pyrite Orchestra Necklaceby Melissa Draugsvold


Black Label Leaf Ring from Bombom Jewelry

Mani Electric Avenue Bag by Disco Noir


The Official Launch
This October Trendseeder will be celebrating the official launch of TrendSeeder.com with a Launch Party in New York.Also, in the first week of October, TrendSeeder will be partnering with The White House Project for a great night event at the Bubble Lounge in NY.  The event is called "Go Connect: Uncovering Your Authentic Leadership with Style" and will focus on how personal style can help to create and polish your personal brand. The founder and CEO of TrendSeeder, Avani, will be there to give styling tips and participants will be able to shop TrendSeeder's newest collections.



Designers of Trendseeder.com


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