Bonnie Dana Buchner is the epitome of an American designer. Hailing from Brooklyn, New York and being of Chinese and Austrian decent, Bonnie has incorporated her roots into her well-crafted designs.
As a Martha Stewart American Made Award Nominee, Bonnie Dana Buchner is all about style, luxury, and detail. With laser engraved leather trims, gold accents and canvas body, you can easily take these handbags from a busy work day to night time travel, leisure, and some select pieces are unisex.
You can step into spring-summer with her bold Mulberry “Forever Young Bag” great for a stroll around the city, or adding a pop of color to your look.
Beauty junkies can have it all with Bonnie’s “Compact Courier Bags” fit for all of your makeup essentials or an easy on the go accessory. Stylish, yet active moms can’t go wrong with the “Dweller Backpack or Timeless Tote” not only are they convertible, have fully lined interior and exterior pockets, it’s sleek and refined style will be an eye catcher and instant trendsetting hit!
What makes BDB so unique is the emphasis on personal experimentation and American production. BDB creates every sample by hand before bringing it to production so that we can stitch our own sensibility into the items. Pricing ranges from $200-$900 with the options for custom order and colors. All BDB products are made locally in Brooklyn and New York City, including the luxury handbags which are made in the historic Brooklyn Navy Yard.
Check out more at www.bonniedanabuchner.com
Get packing with Kaufmann Mercantile’s exclusive navy Canvas and Leather Weekend Bag. Regardless of your destination, our handmade carry-on is perfect for a short getaway. This bag allows you to hold all of your travel necessities, while conveniently storing overhead. The cotton canvas body is reinforced with latigo leather and aluminum framing, for a more structured look. Comfortably carry your belongings with its sturdy, 6-inch leather handles, or free up your hands with the detachable leather strap. Whether you’re jet-setting across country, or staying nearby, our weekender bag is the perfect travel companion.
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For spring 2014, Christian Siriano drew upon his recent trip to Isla Mujeres, the “Island of Women,” off Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula for inspiration. It is a modern yet authentic representation of the Mexican culture that is still appealing to women around the globe. The collection is a celebration of the female form as seen through a romantic lens to capture a refreshingly young vibe.
The color palette and silhouettes of the collection evolved from the architecture and bright tropical colors of the residential buildings, the crafts and handmade textiles, and the Caribbean coast. The imagery behind a fusion of grass and palm-lined huts, the terribly picturesque color blocked streets and intricate stonework in the town created a base foundation for the clothing’s shapes.
Prints were sparked by the traditional abundance of the dahlia, creating a reoccurring floral pattern. There are day separates in vibrant prints paired with raffia textiles, and soft elegant organzas for evening in sand tones. This collection, like the stimuli of the island, is dramatic and powerful in the lightest way possible.
Runway – Jay MarroquinBehind the Scenes / Front Row – Nenaji Agbolabori
Gina Riley is the designer behind Rebel Designs, a New York based accessories line. The pieces are leather, classic and timeless. What do you think?Rebel Designs is the brainchild of designer and sole proprietor Gina Riley. Growing up in Battle Creek, Michigan, Gina was always fascinated by fashion and was thrilled to have the chance to carve out her own niche in the “big apple”. The heart of New York City is where her business remains today. Her designs incorporate semi-precious stones and Swarovski crystal in antique brass. The resulting look meets in a beautiful balance between costume and estate jewelry, making a statement which belies the age in which it was created. This jewelry will leave you looking like the bell of the ball, however its everyday application is well suited for the fun and funky, calling on the rebel within.
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