Heavy on Fashion Events Photo Rundown Preview - UPTOWN Magazine & Lexus "Uncork" a Luxury Food & Wine Experience in Manhattan

Heavy on Fashion Events Photo Rundown Preview - UPTOWN Magazine & Lexus "Uncork" a Luxury Food & Wine Experience in Manhattan



Hello all my fashion divas and gurus! I am so excited to bring you Events Photo Rundown Preview of my time at the fabulous UPTOWN Magazine & Lexus "Uncork" a Luxury Food & Wine Experience in Manhattan. The evening included the culinary talents of Chef Joe "JJ" Johnson
and Chef Don Bowie. Thanks to Uptown Magazine, Lexus, and Diageo. 



Heavy on Fashion reads - Red Carpets & White Lies by Lea Black*

Hello All my fashion divas and gurus! This summer has been full of lessons, events, and best of all some fabulous books. Today,  I have a killer book for you. Do you enjoy gossip, luxury, and even more gossip. Well, Lea Black's Red Carpets & White Lies is the book for you!

This book is for all my fashion divas and gurus!
So without further ado here is Heavy on Fashion reads - Red Carpets & White Lies by Lea Black!!!





Red Carpet & White Lies is all about the socialite life of Miami, price of fame, real friends, some serious gossip, sex, and drama in Miami. The characters are multi layered divas yet very relatable.  Red Carpets & White Lies is a extremely fun, engaging, & full of twist and turns. 



This book revolves around Leigh Anatole White and his cast of luxurious and messy friends involved in some seriously good drama. We all know the main character is a wonderful reflection of Lea Black and her personality. Very polished, has a good heart, but plays no games! This book is a reality show in book form. It is so good.  

I am pleasantly surprised of Lea Black's first book project. It was great read. Each chapter was impactful and move the storyline along. This book was extremely fun and exciting. Red Carpet and White Lies makes you want to go to Miami, eat at the most fab restaurant in towm, go to every must have events, and absorb all that Miami has to offer with Lea Black at my side. 




 Red Carpets & White Lies retails for $24.95! 
You can buy this fabulous book on  http://www.amazon.com/
Seriously, get this book. It is fab! 

I would like to thank fabulous Lea Black for letting me to review the book! 

Until Next time 
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Heavy On Fashion Event Photo rundown - Alex Soldier Showroom 2015


Hello all my fashion divas and gurus! I am so happy to be invited to check out the Alex soldier showroom again! Alex Soldier is know for his artistic take on jewelry and his unique view on being an artist. I would also like to thank the Alex Soldier family for the opportunity to check out the collection for a 2nd time.

 Check out these beautiful and sophicated pieces of art on Alex Soldier website at http://alexsoldier.com/.

Alex Soldier Jewelry is sold at http://www.neimanmarcus.com/

 You can also check out my very first visit to Alex Soldier at /www.heavyonfashion.com//2011/10/alex-soldier-showroom.html


 Until Next Time
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Heavy on Fashion Reviews Stearns & Foster and Hammitt Lockland Handbags & Giveaway*

Hammitt Los Angeles Lockland handbag

Hello all my fashion divas and gurus! I am here to bring you an exclusive review and giveaway from the lovelies at Stearns & Foster and Hammitt! Stearns & Foster and Hammitt Handbags have come together to bring American-made luxury, timeless, limited-edition, handcrafted “Lockland” bag.  Stearns & Foster is an iconic, American-made, premium, luxury mattress brand, well known and well respected for superior craftsmanship, timeless design and hand finished details. Hammitt Los Angeles is a maker of American made, hand-crafted, timeless leather handbags. Imean this is a epic collaboration of craftmanship and lux!



Hammitt Los Angeles Lockland handbag


This is the Lockland bag! This bag makes a serious fashion statement with a classic silhouettes, gold rivets, and great craftmanships. The Hammitt Los Angeles S&F Lockland retails for
$75 0.00 and worth every penny! This bag is made by hand in the U.S.A. The interior feels like butter, well it should it is of the finest suede. Yes suede lining! You can not get more luxurious than that. I also love that three interior compartments and an external cell phone pocket.


Hammitt Los Angeles Lockland handbag

Check out all the fabulous bags that Hammitt has to offer at http://hammitt.com/

Side Note: Keep your eyes open, this Hammit Bag will be making an appearance on my next style post! Stay Tuned! 


Now through December 15, 2014, S&F and Hammitt will be giving away five handmade “Lockland” bags per month. Yes, you read correctly, you can win a limited-edition handmade luxury “Lockland” handbag.

The Grand Prize winner will win their very own hand-stitched Stearns & Foster Lux Estate mattress!
This has to be the best giveaway on facebook right now! 

My fashion divas and gurus, you have to get into this giveaway!

Go to Stearns and Foster facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/stearnsandfoster/ 
Like the page and enter for your chance to win a Lockland bag and even a Stearns & Foster Lux Estate mattress.

You can not buy the Exclusive Lockland Bag anywhere...so I suggest you enter the Stearns & Foster and Hammitt Lockland Handbags & Giveaway!

Until Next Time 
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Malanb

A Sneak Peek look at SK WiLBUR - Eye Candy!




SK WiLBUR’s main objective is to dress and empower the 67% of American women who are size 14 or higher.  “I love curvy women and I will profess my love until the day I die,” says Wilbur Pack Jr., the designer who comes from a family filled with beautiful, bodacious, and bountiful women.  Although Pack started out designing for “straight sizes” almost 14 years ago, it was his decision to finally jump into the deep end of the plus size pool that has given him the most fulfillment.  Since launching his plus size collection in 2010, Pack has been featured in online publications such as Plus Model Magazine and Belle Noir.  His collections have been favorably reviewed by Women’s Wear Daily and bluefly.com.  He has also been a featured designer in JET magazine and recently appeared on the reality TV series 24 Hour Catwalk hosted by Alexa Chung which aired on Lifetime.

When Pack unveils his latest effort, EYE CANDY, on June 15, 2012 during Full-Figured Fashion Week for the Independent Designers Showcase, it will feature head-to-toe looks that are luxurious, polished, and sophisticated.  Sleek pieces that pop with panache are rendered in mouth watering colors like licorice, grape, pumpkin pie, Twizzler®, lollipop, passion punch, and cherry bomb.  “For fall, I wanted to provide curvy women with everything from soup to nuts,” admits Pack.  To that end, when the company website, www.skwilbur.com,  debuts its new look this September, it will also offer haute hats by Otis Damo’n Millinery along with coats, dresses, tops, skirts, pants, belts, gloves, and handbags designed by SK WiLBUR.  “We’re building a lifestyle brand for the curvy woman,” says the designer.  Prices will range from $85.00 for a top to $700.00 for a custom dress.  “I like to refer to it as accessible luxury,” states Pack.

Lonette McKee, the veteran actress/entertainer, perhaps best known for her work in movies and television miniseries like Sparkle & The Women of Brewster Place, commissioned Pack to create a design for her return to the stage last April at the famed Algonquin Hotel.  He has dressed Patti LaBelle as well.

Full Figured Fashion Week, produced by DeVoe Signature Events, is now in its fourth year, and will take place in New York City from June 13, 2012 to June 16, 2012.  For tickets and press inquiries, please visit www.fffweek.com.




Heavy on Fashion Goes to The Alex Soldier Showroom

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.

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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 pieces into hair accessories. How cool is that?!

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All photos are property of Malan Heydecke of Heavy on Fashion

All photos are property of Malan Heydecke of Heavy on Fashion

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All photos are property of Malan Heydecke of Heavy on Fashion

You Guys know that I am a huge fan of cuffs so when I saw this new piece from Alex, I almost lost it. I love the detail etching and the use of rose gold. I have to say that rose gold is great way to bring color to a outfit. 

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I love the detailing that Alex showcases in his work. I also like the fact that every piece is one of a kind and made in the US! 

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This diamond encrusted cuff was so bright, it was crazy. I love the Silver collection from Alex. It is smart, bold, and can be worn with just about anything. Whether you are going out to the mall or to a red carpet event, the silver collection is a versatile collection. I can not wait to my wrist on these fabulous cuffs! Luxury never looked so good. 

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Though I love all the precious stone rings, this one ring spoke to me. I love the marbleize look. It  have a ancient roman/greek feel. This is a great look for any season. 

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These necklaces are classic and memorable. They have such an antique feel to them. Very Vintage! 

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Here is Maria Executive director and daughter of Alex Soldier Modeling a necklace. I love the length and how you can wear this with anything.  I am a sucker for long necklaces! 

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The Silver collection from Alex Soldier is a must.

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 These are the hottest dog tags I have ever seen. 



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Alex very first sculpture made at the age of 14.  According to Maria, Alex used his mother's jewelry to make this work of art. Needless to say that Alex mom ,at the time, was not to happy with the use of her gems to be his artwork. 
I love this statue. It a great example how creative Alex Soldier was at such a young age. 

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La Divina, 1997 -Commissioned by the Ardani Artists for 125th Anniversary of Sergei Pavlovich Diaghilev—the greatest ballet impresario and founder of the "Russian Seasons" abroad in the beginning of the 20th Century 

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 Alex Soldier was commissioned both the Nureyev in Le Corsaire and the Nureyev Resting (After Rehearsal)  in 1998 to create these mini-sculptures by the Russian World Gallery for the 60th Anniversary of Rudolf Nureyev.  Rudolf Nureyev was one of the most celebrated ballet dancers of the 20th century.

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Alex Soldier was commissioned to make "Gloria" in 1997 by the Russian World Gallery to create a special gift for one of the greatest cellists and conductors of the twentieth century, Mstislav L. Rostropovich for his 70th birthday. 



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The Dancing Man (2000) - A gift for Tonino Guerra’s 80th birthday. Tonino Guerra is an famous Italian poet, writer and screenwriter.

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The Nabokov’s Butterfly, 2001


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Alex Soldier was commissioned to make "The Princess Grace Award" in 2009 for the Princess Grace Foundation-USA. 


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The Diamond Pin, 2000

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Alex Soldier was commissioned to make the The Blessing (1999) by Prince Sherbatov, the President of the Russian Nobility Association in New York, as a gift to the Great Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church, Alexei II. 

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 Alex Soldier was commissioned to create a statuette called Golden Elf, Triumph Award in 1996
 to symbolize the Russian Independent Prize for encouragement of achievements in art, music, film and literature.

Special Thanks to The Alex Soldier Showroom and Executive Director Maria Soldier. 


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