Heavy on Fashion Events: CE Week/Get Geeked 2017 NYC

Hello, all my divas and gurus! I am so excited to bring you a look at my time at the Get geeked Conference in New York City a while ago. Below is a brief look at all the interesting Tech and lifestyle products at this year's event!

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Heavy on fashion talks to Aurelia Garza




Hello all my fashion divas and gurus! It is me, Malanb bring you something new and fresh. Today, I had the chance to talk to a fabulous designers Aurelia Garza. The Aurelia Garza collection is made with the finest untreated Italian leather and all of the hardware is carefully dipped in 10k gold. Yes, Gold! All materials are imported and manufactured in New York City, which is fantastic. The collection oozes class! 


You guys already know that I love to interview the hottest new designers in the industry. It is my pleasure to introduce you to Aurelia Garza!

So without further ado, here is 
Heavy on fashion talks to Aurelia Garza





Tell me a little about yourself. Where are you from? 

That is kind of a hard question for me. I spent my childhood in the Northeast of Mexico and my teenage years in South Texas. I feel Mexican and Texan at the same time. We live in such a globalized world that the place you are born, growth up, and live are not necessarily related to your ethnicity.



Tell us about your interior design career. How was the transition from interior designer to fashion designer? Similarities did you find between the two industries? How do they differ?

Interior design and fashion are both about communicating ideas non verbally.  As an interior designer or fashion designer I have to create a concept to communicate an idea visually so that my designs are strong and meaningful. Both industries are very visual; it’s all about creating an interesting design by playing with colors, shapes, scale, symmetry, materials and so on. The main difference between interior design and fashion design is obvious: one industry focus on designing spaces and the other one on clothes and accessories, but the design process is the same.







I see that gold has a huge influence on the Aurelia Garza collection. Would you consider gold as your signature color, if so why? 

Yes, gold is the signature color of the brand. ‘Aurelia’ means gold in Latin and I wanted to link all the bags back to the brand, not just by adding a logo or a label but with a choice of color.


 I love the reversible tote bag from the Aurelia Garza collection, how did this concept come to be? 

I got the idea by going through my own personal bag collection! I’m always over packing and switching bags by my mood and look. It seemed odd to me that most handbags lack versatility beyond their design so I wanted to create a bag that you could transform into another bag. A bag that you can take anywhere and if it doesn't go with your next outfit, you could easily change its appearance.




Describe the Aurelia Garza woman? What Fashion icon do you feel best encompasses the brand? 

The Aurelia Garza woman is always on the go and she is always ready and prepared for her next challenge. She is good at adapting to her environment while remaining looking polished and glamorous. That's why I feel the reversible tote bag captures the essence of the brand.

I have always admired Emma Watson. She is smart, classy, educated, sophisticated, joyful, and she wants make a difference in the world. Young women like her are who I imagine wearing my bags.


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

I hope to establish my brand as one of the top brands for luxury leather goods made in the U.S. I’m working with the finest materials to ensure that luxury and practicality remains important to the brand.




 Will you be expanding the Aurelia Garza collection? 

Definitely, I am currently working on new designs and styles for the nest few upcoming seasons. Right now we have four amazing styles with a vast color array to choose from. In the near future I will definitely be introducing more designs for the collection.



What advice would you give a budding designer in the industry? 

Creativity and passion will keep you moving every day! You need to be able to motivate yourself against any and all obstacles. Nothing is easy, but the journey is the best part. The hardest parts are what will help you decide on whether you made the right decision or not.


What would you consider the best lesson you have learned from being in the fashion industry? 

Every day I am learning something new! I think the most important thing to do in any industry is to learn as much as you can about the industry you are in, network with people in your industry, give your best, and to not give up. It’s okay to not know everything in the beginning because you’re still learning. It’s your mistakes that will help pave the way.


Where can all my fashion divas and gurus check out Aurelia Garza collection? 

They can check out the collection at www.aureliagarza.com





 Finally, what does fashion mean to you


To me, Fashion is about expressing yourself. It’s a form of shaping yourself and having a limitless amount of fun along the way.


I would like to thank Aurelia Garza for her time and the chance to interview about the collection.
Please be sure to check out Aurelia Garza at
Website: http://www.aureliagarza.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/aureliagarzany
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Aurelia-Garza/
Instagram: https://instagram.com/aureliagarzany/

Until Next Time
Live,Style,Write
Malanb

Photo courtesy of Aurelia Garza

Heavy on fashion Events Photo Rundown - Instyle Magazine #SummerSocial Event

HeavyonFashion events - Instyle Magazine #summersocial


Hello all my fashion divas and gurus! I am so happy to bring you a look at my time at the Instyle Magazine #SummerSocial event yesterday in NYC! I will have more from Instyle Magazine, including the fab gift bag from the #SummerSocial Event later this week. Be sure to check out the official instagram page of Heavy on Fashion at http://instagram.com/heavyonfashion for more photos and video! 

Until Next Time

Live,Style,Write
Malanb

Heavy on Fashion + Verizon Samsung Galaxy S5 = Runway Bliss (Event Sponsors)

Hello all my fashion divas and gurus! Fashion and technology are having a wonderful love affair and this lustful love was seen all over New York Fashion Week. Every fashion editor and blogger had  the latest smart phone in hand, a tablet in their handbag, and a DSLR camera hanging around their necks.

Even the fashion accessories on the runway were tech geared like Rebecca Minkoff fashion forward smart bracelet, where you can check you email or social media account.  Elie Tahari’s collabo with the iPhone 6 and the infamous Iphone 6 dress. Google Glass collaborating with Diane von Furstenberg,which is crazy! Even Moschino and Nicholas Kirkwood have teamed up with Samsung to create some killer phone cases for the Samsung Galaxy S5. 

Fashion and Technology are here to stay so it was just a matter of time when Heavy on Fashion would get in on the game. I am so happy to bring you a look at my experience with the Verizon Samsung Galaxy S5.

Heavy on Fashion + Verizon Samsung Galaxy S5 = Runway Bliss



Thanks to the lovelies at Verizon, I was able use the hottest phone on the market right now, the Samsung Galaxy S5.  I fell in love with the Samsung Galaxy S5 huge touch screen 5.1” Full HD sAMOLED Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3 Touch Screen Display. I am a huge fan of Gorilla Glass because it is durable and you don't have worry about tons of potential cracks. 

The Samsung main camera has 16 MP which takes great photos and video with tons of editing technology. I was able to transfer my photos from the phone to my computer very easily and I was able to email all my videos very easy. I was able to take some killer shots. Check them out at https://www.youtube.com/user/TheMalanB/


I also love the sleek style of the Samsung Galaxy S5. This phone smooth and has a stylish look that will go with any outfit. The phone was extremely light and I was able to get some of my favorite apps on the phone with tons of room to spare. As you may or may not know, New York fashion week is not just inside the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Tents at Lincoln Center. There are tons of shows and events all over the city. As a blogger, I have to have great reception all the time in order to post the latest photos and video of the moment. Fortunately, the Verizon network worked well for me. No problems!





Check out my video of Korto Momolu S/S 2015 Show. I used the Samsung Galaxy S5 to create the video and the slide show. My shoots came out fabulous!

Over all my experience with the Verizon Samsung S5 was great, powerful, and stylish.  
To pick up your very own Samsung Galaxy just click here!

I would like to thank the Lovelies at Verizon for being the tech sponsor for this season of New York Fashion week ! 

If you are interested in being a sponsor on Heavy on Fashion,

Until Next Time 
Live,style, write
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 at The Guam Beauty Event & NFP Pop Up shop

Hello all my fashion divas and gurus! I am so excited that I had a chance to check out The Guam Beauty Event and NFP Studio ( New Form Perspective) Pop Up Shop.  An evening full of Beauty, Wine, and Fashion is always a win - win in my book. Here is Heavy on Fashion at The Guam Beauty Event and NFP pop up shop!!

The Guam Beauty Event

This is GUAM® Beauty Anti cellulite Mud. This product help reduce the appearance of cellulite. GUAM® Beauty Anti cellulite Mud is huge in Europe and finally the U.S. beauty lovers can buy it too!  


GUAM® Fangocrema is a mud-based anti cellulite cream that can be use everyday. 

GUAM® Algascrub is a exfoliating scrub has natural oils, rice bran, and marine sea salt. 

The GUAM® Beauty Anti cellulite Mud is a great at home anti cellulite treatment. For only $69 you can get a wonderful beauty treatment. 

GUAM® Fangocrema Notte is the GUAM's nighttime cellulite cream. 

For about $300 you can a full anti cellulite that will last you 3 month. This is a ubber bargain considering that a anti cellulite treatment at a spa is about $180 a session. So make sure you head over to Guam at http://www.guambeautymud.com/



The Food

At the event I found out about a new venture called Wines by Wives. Wine by Wives is a celebrity wine club started by  Tamra Barney and Vicki Gunvalson from Bravos Housewives of the OC.   

I love this wine...so good!

POP Chips is the snack of 2012.

Fruit...yummy! 

The Crowd

So many people arrived to the event including fashion and beauty bloggers, editors, beauty enthusiast , and lovers of GUAM Cosmetics. 






Check out the window display! 

NFP-New Form Perspective Studio Collection 

Next Door to The Guam Beauty Event was the New Form Perspective Studio Pop Up Shop.  NFP is known for their fabulous knits, architect like designs, and multi functional garments. Many items in the  NFP collections uses a signature felting technique. Felt is a age old fabric technique that been used all over the world. NFP has turn felting into a fashion statement. I also love the sustainability of the NFP collections. I have to say I was very impressed with the designs, the looks, and the presentation of the collection. You have to check NFP out at http://nfpstudio.com/ 


 


I am in love with this felted Silk Chiffon Scoop Neck Top. It is absolutely adorable and great for any season.
Wine anyone!

NFP showcased on a series of iPads how anyone can transform the many item in the collection to a new garment.





  
The NFP accessories wall. 









I want these gloves. 

I love that many of NFP clothing can transform and to see right in front your eyes is amazing. A open cardigan can morph into a dress.  A pair of wide pants can turn into a harem pants in a snap. 

When I saw these photos at the pop up shop, I immediately thought chic New York City ballerina.  



 





The Swag Bag

I received a mini gift bag from the Guam beauty event. 

My Look
Loving my new Clothe Hat.  My Ode to the 20's!
Hat: Macy's
My mom gave me her silver art deco necklace. It is a great piece and fit in just right  with my other jewelry. 

Black wrap dress by LYS collection - Kmart
Shoes: Torrid

I would like to thank Chastity of Glitterbuzzstyle.com and Touch of Pink PR for the invite! I also wrote a guest spot on GBS. Check it out here
Until next time!

Live,Style,Write
Malanb

Heavy on Fashion at the TMRDNL- Tamar Daniel Launch Party


Hello all my fashion divas and gurus. I had the chance to attend TMRDNL -Tamar Daniels Fall 2012 Preview Party in New York City. TMRDNL includes many great pieces for your wardrobe.This collection is very versatile and can be worn in any season. Tamar Daniel color palette consist of a mixture of neutrals, prints, slight touches of color like coral and raspberry, fabulous separates, dresses. I love the exposed zipper closures through out the collection especially on the knitwear.   Some of my favorite pieces from Tamar Daniel are the north west dress, the striped knot front muscle dress, the geometric print everywhere gown, the editors jacket, and the everywhere skirt. 
So my fashion divas and gurus, here is a look at TMRDNL - Tamar Daniel - Fall 2012 Preview Collection!





Fashion, Wine, and New York City...You can't go wrong! 


Later that night I meets up with some fellow Fashion bloggers, Chastity of http://www.glitterbuzzstyle.com/, Jennifer  Rocha of http://www.jennifer-rocha.com/, and Carla Ortiz of http://www.haute-cocktail.com/. We talked business, fashion, life, and order some food at Hoboken's Bar & Grill. I had a great time with the ladies. So many great new opportunities are coming up and I am very excited about what the future holds for all of us.  




Here is my meal. I talk more about this meal on my personal blog ,Just MalanB, at http://justmalanb.blogspot.com/




My Look



Dress: Jaclyn Smith collection from Kmart
Belt: Target
Jewelry: My Closet


Until next time all my fashion divas and gurus.


Live,Style, Write
Malanb




Heavy on Fashion Presents: A look at A.Turen In NYC

Hello all my fashion divas and gurus! I have the chance to check out a fabulous sale and collection preview party at A. Turen. A. Turen is a fabulous and stylish boutique on the lower East Side in NYC. They have some of the hottest designers including Wicce, Timo Weiland, Charlotte Ronson, Ambre Babzoe, Stouls, IRO, and Clover Canyon. So here is a look at A. Turen Fashion Week Kick Off Sale!


A.Turen also sells Ramy Cosmetics and Skin care.

I love this skirt. The print and color is fabulous.
For all my DIY designers, you can turn this into a great dress!  


Loving this Timo Weiland shirt


Loving these boots











What a Fun Tank! 




A great Ode to Michael Jackson's Beat It jacket! 


I am loving these shirts.  A.Turen also has the Tom Ford illustrated shirt too.




Great look for summer





Vintage

A. Turen has a fabulous Vintage Selection including some great Chanel pieces, Louis Vuitton, Versace, Converse, many other great designers. I am in love with A.Turen vintage selection. So when you are finish trying own everything in the front of the store, head towards the back of the store and great some vintage in your fashionable life.


This Mischino Military jacket really got my attention




Hello Versace! 






This is a great little bolero jackets. Has a 80's feel too me.



What a great statement skirts?! 



You can never go wrong with some vintage converse sneakers

A.Turen






Accessories

.Lets be real, what is a outfit without some great accessories? Absolutely nothing. Thank goodness that A. Turen has a lovely collection earrings, bracelets, necklaces, and more.




I can official add this necklace to my Must have Fashion List! 



  

Beautiful I wish it was for sale. It would look great on my Dresser. 


Too cute! 







 My Look



Black Shirt & Bubble Skirt from the Icon collection - Lane Bryant
Zipper accented legging - Forman Mills (off pricer store)


Shoes : Torrid

Special Thanks to A.Turen and [ édité ] for the invite. I had a great time. 

OMG, I almost forgot to tell you all that I finally have a Tumblr Page. Yes, Heavy on Fashion is on Tumblr, go to http://heavyonfashion.tumblr.com/ to see some great exclusive photos, fashion, and more! 

Update 3/20/2012: This is the same store that Misha Barton had her handbag showcase with famous celebrity stylist June Ambrose! It was also featured on VH1 new fashion show Styled By June

Live,Style,Write
Malanb

Heavy on Fashion Presents: A look at Eva & Bernard Spring/Summer 2012 collection!

Hello, all my fashion divas and gurus! I have some serious fashion and style for you.  
I had the pleasure of checking out the Eva & Bernard Spring/Summer 2012 collection at  [édité ]  showroom in New York City. Check out all the great fashions...

Cropped tops will be huge this season.

Love these shorts! The color is so spring. 



Eva & Bernard did some fabulous work with linen in their Spring/Summer Collection!

I really like Bronze Linen knee length dress. It also comes in Blue linen too. Very cute and a great retail item for buyers.

Great versatile piece for any season! 



This is a great strapless mini for any season! 





A great mixture of colors for the season

I am such a fan of sheath dresses. They look great on many if not all shapes.
A staple for every fashion divas and gurus closet! 






Love these pants! I have a feeling many designers will partake in harem pants again but with a tailor take.








What I Wore!


One of my favorite dresses in my closet right now!

Check out the Interview I had with the owner of Curvy Girl lingerie, Precious Williams,Esq - Here. I also found out that Curvy Girlz Lingerie will also make an appearance on MSNBC Elevator Pitch, Congrats Precious! 

Belt - Target
Boots - Kmart ( You will not believe me if I told you how much I paid for them!)
Leggings - Forman Mills ( great off-pricer!)

Nail - Zoya (colors Dree and Codie)
Black and Silver Cuff - Torrid
Ring - Local beauty supply store ( just $1! )
Earrings - Target
Bangles  and Vintage Necklace - Gifted from my mom's vintage jewelry collection

 Special Thanks to Curvy Girlz Lingerie for an adorable sheath dress. I would also like to thank Laura and Mary of édité ] for the invite. I had a great time look at Eva & Bernard collection and I can not wait to see more. 

Live, Style, Write
MalanB

OMG, I almost forgot that I finally join everyone else started my own Tumblr. I know what you saying - Malan, it is about time.  You are so right!  So check me out on Tumblr at http://heavyonfashion.tumblr.com/

A Heavy on Fashion Read! A review of Bump it Up by Amy Tara Koch

Hey, Everyone! I am so happy to present my first book review on Heavy on Fashion. I received Bump it Up at the Getting Gorgeous with Degree event at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City back in April 2011. I had the chance to meet the author and I was in awe of Amy's style. I know it took me a minute to review this book but trust and believe me that Bump It Up is a fashion must whether you are pregnant or a lover of fashion and beauty! So without further ado, Here is A Heavy on Fashion Reads! 

A review of Bump it Up by Amy Tara Koch!

I pretty much highlighted the entire book! 

Summary
Many of Amy's tips do not just apply to if your are preggers but to anyone who need some TLC when it comes to fashion. Being pregnant and stylish is not the easiest thing to do in the world. For many pregnant fashion diva, Bump it up will be a great book to have. From how to save some money by using item in your closet to what essential pieces you need to buy; Bump it Up has all the tip you need to get through Pregnancy fashion woes!


Favorite Parts!
  • The Fashion illustrations from some of the hottest designers in the industry including Diane Von Furtenburg, Whitney Pozgay of Kate Spade, Nicole Miller, and tons more.
  • The beauty advice in Bump It Up is fabulous! Finding natural and safe beauty products to use while preggers is a task, luckily you can see some great tips in Bump It Up.  I really love the DIY beauty recipes for fabulous exfoliates and hydration creams.  The DIY tip for baggy eyes is a winner too.
  • Lycra is not only a woman's best friend but also a woman with a bun in the oven. I also found out that Spanx has a great line called marvelous mama unbelievable underwear. Too good!
  • The Monthly Maturity checklist throughout the book is essential for any and everyone with child in the belly.   I also love the fashion tips, they were very realistic to find and buy.  

I am so happy to find a pregnancy book that is real and fashionable. Since my husband and I are working on starting a family this year, I am really happy to add Bump It Up as a resource for my pregnancy lit.  I hope you will check out this book too whether you are aiming for a baby or look for a great fashion read! 

So make sure you check out Bump it Up by Amy Tara Koch and head to the website at http://www.bumpitupstyle.com/

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