• New York

    @SAGZJeans Model Search

    SAGZ Jeans is launching this Fall in NYC and they are looking for active people nationwide to be the first to test them.

    Designed in New York City, SAGZ Jeans are designed for the very active guy who wants both style and function. The patented snap buttons allows your jeans to sag perfectly (3 levels) but never fall off while you dance, skate, jump and live your life.

    Winners will be announced on Twitter @SAGZJeans

    If you want to see if you qualify to try a pair prior to the launch just click here

  • New York


    Over the weekend I had the privilege of attending the launch of a highly anticipated self-titled clothing line, NINH, by Ninh Nguyen of New York. Even before seeing the clothes, meeting the models, watching the dressers and make-up artists pull everything together, I knew it was going to be good. The venue was a sprawling, bright, white, 10,000 sq ft photography studio located in the notorious meatpacking district with ceiling height windows overlooking the Hudson River. It was 3 hours before the show was scheduled to start but staff and volunteers were already busy with preparations. Gift bags are being stuffed, make-up artists set up their stations, clothes are steamed, and phenomenal artwork inspired by the NINH line are hung on the walls.

    The models start streaming in. They are all dressed very casual, but look slightly nervous (being on the runway during New York Fashion Week is a privilege, afterall), and so, the transformation begins. Make-up artists whip out kits provided by Emani Minerals and get to work. After seeing the first model’s hair and makeup completed, NINH’s vision is starting to come to life. After hair and makeup is complete, the models head over to the dressers. Pictures of each model are taped next to their outfits on racks that line one side of the studio. Suave, yet still rugged dress shoes, tucked below each one. A trail of steam is a consistent presence as dressers hustle and bustle to make sure every wrinkle is removed, and blazers and dress shirts are pressed to perfection. After the models are dressed, the atmosphere changes. The models have morphed into confident, polished, sophisticated and worldly men in my eyes, and my camera becomes drawn to them. At this moment, a quote from his press release instantly jumps into my mind: “When I design, I don’t design for a trend, or for just any man. I design for the modern day renaissance man. Someone who is confident, intellectual, open minded, cultured and passionate. I have put all of these elements into my clothing and when this man wears it, this man feels complete”.

    It’s now 5:45p and the show starts in 15 minutes. The DJ sets up his equipment and begins playing music perfectly suited to the venue and the NINH line- melodic ambient music punctuated with rhythmic beats that you just can’t help feeling good to. No mainstream bubblegum bullshit here. Guests start arriving. As they hang their coats, you can tell they are as sophisticated, intellectual and as worldly as the clothes they have come to see. Wine and beers in hand, they browse unique prints hung on the walls, all to be auctioned off with 100% of the proceeds going towards Child Education International and Hope for the Silent Voices.

    The show is beginning, and I promptly take the best seat in the house – on stage, next to the DJ where I can snap unobstructed photos of the models, and everybody in attendance. The models take the stage and camera flashes fill the room. NINH’s line does not disappoint. Everybody’s eyes are fixated on the clothes. The men in the room are staring at the clothes, almost daydreaming, perhaps imagining the sleek dress shirts or exquisitely tailored blazers with utilitarian flare in their own closets. The women in the room, perhaps wishing the men in their lives were so aptly dressed as the models. It is almost a shame to call NINH’s line ‘clothing’, for they are much, much more than that. It is a lifestyle, a mentality, pieces of wearable, functional art. I have never before wished so much for winter to come sooner.

    *Special Guestblog + Photography by Selina Chan*
    More photos here

  • New York

    Callula Lillibelle

    A perfect presentation today at New York Fashion Week, Callula Lillibelle. Even the name itself contains the essence of the collection, taken from partner Melanie Fraser Hart’s violin virtuoso daughter, the meaning of the Latin Callula “delicate beauty” meets the poetic Irish Lillibelle of “pure beauty”.

    Cocktail Rings!

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    TONIGHT is the NIGHT!!!

    This is a reminder loves… Tonight @ The Courthouse, downtown Toronto, SOUNDS OF FASHION!!! Tickets are available at the door!!! Come out, support Toronto’s artists in fashion, jewellery, music, dance, arts… its going to be positive vibes and positive people! My girl Unique and her AMAZING team have put together a show that is so highly anticipated by many… I’ll be there, you be there!!! xoxo Check out below for more info…

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    Get into the Academy

    16 year old model-turned-designer, Justine Crawford has created a gorg line of ‘not-so’ and ‘sort of’ pieces… in a VERY good way. After wearing pieces from top designers, she’s decided to jump in and put her own creativity into realities… being in a strict school she began designing rebellious items, this became her clothing line; Academy For Wayward Girls. I love, love, love these pieces, especially the shoes… not only are they way out of the box, but they are created with quality and couture in mind! xoxo Academy For Wayward Girls!
    For more click HERE to peep the site
    Ivory Wingtip Shoes $350

    Cardigan $250

    Capelet $595

    Boxerwaist Pants $675
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    Green Sole

    Who’s rocking the green sole?  It’s NYC’s XLLENTshoes.  From working at the Nine West mail room to attending FIT accessory and footwear design program, to launching his own shoe line the last decade..amazing and very inspirational. If y’all wanna send me shoes, imma 6. im just sayin…. ^_^

    Green sole from recycled leather!
    FIT grad – Xavier Lawrence, XL
    Info: xl@xllentshoes.com
    Tel: 516 633 0236
    Press: nakeishajennings@yahoo.com

    Befriend him, quick!

    Last night I had the strangest dream… Glossy married a shoe designer from NY 🙂 um.

    14 shopping days left til Christmas!