Spotlight

Louis Vuitton’s Volez, Voguez, Voyagez Exhibition

By Amber Monaé

Last Friday I decided to venture off to the popular LV exhibit to see what they have to offer and believe me they did not disappoint. It is only right the exhibit takes place in New York being it is the Fashion Capital (some may argue that) so us New Yorkers for sure can appreciate the latest fashion exhibit in town.  Located at the American Stock Exchange, the layout of the exhibit is breathtaking. Every room has a different story that is well executed. The historic journey of the luxe brand, designed by Robert Carsen, is divided into ten chapters, one of which is entirely devoted to the United States of America and New York City (duh). The tour opens with the most symbolic object of the House: the trunk, a model fashioned with contemporary flair, embodying the iconic hallmarks and bold spirit of Louis Vuitton. The exhibition features objects and documents from the Louis Vuitton heritage archives. (more…)

Winky Lux Comes to Lower East Side in NYC


By Akela Moore

Color cosmetics brand Winky Lux opened their first store at the beginning of the month and now they can call the lower east side of New York City their home. Launched two years ago,the high pigmented color cosmetics is super affordable which outside of the colors is the amazing part. The NYC store opening was bright and packed with beauty lovers trying out products and sipping cocktails.

The products are cruelty-free, paraben free, phtalate free and non-toxic which is why it’s my new Spotlight makeup brand for November. I was super excited to find a Matte Lip Velour in the gift bag when I got home in Smitten color which is such a great daytime Nude for an effortless look. You can get yours at 69 Ludlow Street.  (more…)

Sachin & Babi S/S 2018 Presentation

By Amber Monaé

Inspired by the Middle Eastern market’s captivating energy as well as French fashion muse, Loulou de la Falaise’s, eclectic bohemian spirit, Sachin & Babi’s show celebrated diversity and the marriage of old world charm with effortless, contemporary style. The collection was combined of classic evening wear such as silks and sequins with unexpected colors. Journey to Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar – a crossroads of history, cultures and modern trade. Indulge your senses with vibrant tapestries, rich textures and bold spices. Here, among the merchants and craftsman is where the Spring/Summer 2018 collection was conceived. The pieces combine classic evening wear elements such as tulle, silks and sequins with unexpected colors and graphic Ottoman textiles. Determined to maintain cultural integrity, the couple sewed back into the region by sourcing original I­­­­kat fabrics from Turkish artisans and enlisting a local manufacturer to create this season’s shoes. Striking and fresh, the Spring/Summer 2018 collection offers women the promise of elegance through statement pieces that dress up life’s most important moments. (more…)

Romeo Hunte S/S 2018 Presentation

By Amber Monaé

To describe this collection using one word, it would be Nostalgic! Romeo Hunte brought back my teenage years with the doobie’s, construction boots and bamboo earrings which I was wearing the day of his presentation by the way. Who knew this look that was the typical “around the way girl” style would make it to the runway one day.  (more…)

MiMi Prober S/S 2018 Presentation

By Amber Monaé

On Monday, fashionista’s flooded to Mimi Prober’s night-time fashion show. If you aren’t familiar with her, she is a New York based designer and Fashion Institute of Technology graduate. Her signature collection is handcrafted using recovered fragments of antique materials dating from the 18th to early 20th centuries which was noticeable throughout the short collection. She is best known for her embroidery and lace detail which I loved the most with her black pieces. It may be the spring collection but black never goes out of style.  (more…)