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Thalia Sodi Debuts Head-To-Toe Line for Macy’s

Le 7 mars 2015, 04:35 dans Humeurs 0

Thalia Sodi at Macy's(

She’s known as the queen of Latin pop, a best-selling author and telenovela star. And now, Mexican superstar Thalia Sodican add fashion and shoe designer to her list of accomplishments. Sodi has teamed up with Macy’s for a line of women’s shoes, jewelry, bags and clothing to be sold exclusively by the retailer.

Last night, at the store’s New York flagship in Herald Square, Sodi and the Macy’s team officially launched the’Thalia Sodi line after 18 months of designing and creating the extensive collection.

“We did this with such heart and passion — it’s a dream come true. I hope you can embrace it. Every single piece in the collection,” said Sodi. “It’s been like a very long pregnancy. Today, we have a girl!”

The line offers a whole lot of leopard and a mix of work and weekend pieces.

The shoes are also hard to miss, with plenty of sass packed into the platforms and heels — think jewels, snakeskin and bold buckle details — plus bedazzled flat sandals to add even more punch.

The night started out with an exclusive cocktail party and runway show and ended with Sodi meeting and greeting fans.

Terry Lundgren, CEO, president and chairman of Macy’s, was on hand, as was longtime Sodi friend Tommy Hilfiger and his wife, Dee Ocleppo.

Lundgren said it was Hilfiger who made the introduction.


“We met and, well, that was it. We met, we fell in love, we collaborated on this amazing vision and what you’ll see in the collection,” said Lundgren. “It’s the largest launch in the history of the company. Usually, we do apparel or shoes or accessories — but we launched all of these together. We brought them into the stores for a test, and the sales are off-the-charts successful. It’s really a huge success right out of the box.”Read more

Rise of the social media model: runway to front row

Le 5 mars 2015, 04:32 dans Humeurs 0


Balancing the two worlds of runway and front row can be tricky, and as these three models show, there are very different ways to handle it.

It was only last year at the autumn/winter ’14/’15 fashion show season that Kendall Jenner made headlines when she appeared as an exclusive at the Marc Jacobs show, igniting a flurry of high profile modelling jobs for the young member of the Kardashian clan.

Fast-forward to today, and Jenner flits in and out of both worlds easily. Sitting front row at Topshop Unique, security stepped in to keep guests from surging towards her as they held iPhones high up in the air, hoping to snap a quick photo of Jenner. Yet in among her front row appearances she’s surreptitiously slipped in and out of shows like Marc Jacobs, Vera Wang and Michael Kors in New York, Giles in London and at No. 21 in Milan, often mixed into the line-up as if she was a regular model to be booked, rather than as a case of stunt casting. Others may have critiqued her modelling capabilities, but her dedication and her diverse casting of designers has proved the naysayers wrong. We’re not saying it’s an easy path for her, though each time she walks in a show there are definitely more people trying to take her photo than of any other model before or after her.

Almost a complete inverse to Jenner’s career is Karlie Kloss, a model who worked steadily throughout the fashion industry before finding fame in the social media world – she’s now considered as a model with “personality” (i.e. if a brand hires her, they’re also utilising her inbuilt fan base that is made up of social media and also a distinct character rather than a blank canvas). Her appearances at shows are considered news-worthy since she’s securing plum closing spots at the likes of Carolina Herrera and Michael Kors, and now boasts a US Vogue cover alongside her best friend Taylor Swift. Next up she’s made an interesting move of relinquishing her Victoria’s Secret contract in favour of focusing on her career outside of the modelling world – she’ll be studying at New York University.

For other models like Cara Delevingne, her runway days have diminished even further thanks to her growing celebrity and rising acting career (modelling was always a plan B to her true passion of acting). As of Milan fashion week she has yet to appear in any fashion shows and has only appeared on the front row of Topshop Unique, Giles and Burberry, probably distracted by her other projects such as contributing editor at Love magazine and her various film roles.


But sometimes, it’s just a case of making the most of your circumstances. Because as Kloss oncecommented to Vanity Fair her biggest impediment on booking a modelling job now is that she’s considered too famous.Read more at:formal dress shops

Delhi kids get high on fashion at IKFW

Le 3 mars 2015, 08:02 dans Humeurs 0

Delhi kids get high on fashion at IKFW(

Fashion is not just for grownups. Vibrant attires and stellar performances by children enthralled the audience on Sunday at the Delhi edition of the India Kids Fashion Week (IKFW) 2015.

The two-day event, which started on Saturday at The Grand hotel here, saw children sharing the ramp with confidence and style with the blue blood of the fashion fraternity.

While the first day saw designers and fashion icons like Karisma Kapoor and Noyonika Chatterjee walking the ramp as show-stoppers, the second day saw brands like Little Royals, My Lil' Berry, Nauti Nati, Daughters Dream World, Jabong along with designers Elisha Wadhwani and Ritu Beri unveiling their collections.

The show started with Biba's children's label Biba Girls new 'Magical Summer Collection', where Noyonika Chatterjee walked the ramp as the showstopper.

Medha Nanda showcased her collection called "Lotus" -- a representation of rebirth, purity and enlightenment. Actress Ruhi Singh took the final walk for the show.

Sheena Creations, an online boutique for children's wear and accessories, presented a collection that juxtaposes New York chic with classic comfort. Young boys and girls walked the ramp in a riot of colours. Femina Miss India World 2008 Parvathy Omanakuttan graced the ramp with the little ones.

Designer Kirti Rathore presented an exquisite display of Rajasthani culture through her collection.

Inspired by the colourful festivals of Rajasthan, the collection featured unique sherwanis. Jasbir Jassi walked as the showstopper for the show that also saw the presence of actor Nasir Abdullah.

The finale was a grand show by Kidology where ace designers showcased their own interpretation of 'kid-o-logy'.

While Gauri and Nainika presented ultra-feminine styles with old world charm, dressing up little girls resonating their world of fairytales, Gaurav Gupta's collection featured a twist to tradition with the conventional lehenga turning into a gown in stunning colours.

Siddartha Tytler favoured bold colours, intricate embroidery, sharp cuts and a dash of bling.

To conclude the first day, Karisma donned a dazzling white dress, and a little girl wearing the same attire accompanied her.

"Being a mom is better than any award that I may have won in my life... All these little children were professionals, the way they walked, they enhanced the clothes. The Kids Fashion Week is a great concept," Karisma told reporters.

The second day saw celebrity chef Kunal Kapoor and his nine-year-old son walking in style with boys wearing footwear from online shoe portal Little Royals.

Wadhwani showcased her maiden collection called "Princess", inspired by the afternoon soirees of France and the British tea parties.

The collection comprised dresses in soft spring hues in dreamy princess-like silhouettes. Singer Tulsi Kumar walked the ramp with little princesses.

Little girls looked ethereal in skirts and gowns crafted using the softest of fabrics.

Nauti Nati showcased a party wear range, as model-actor Natasha Stankovic of "Bigg Boss 8" fame walked the ramp.

Kanchan Bawa's outfits - inspired by the "sparkling smiles of the happy kids" - focused on the wearability factor of the party wear range.

The high point of the show was when actresses Anjana Sukhani and Shraddha Arya walked the ramp in shimmering gowns along with the little angels.

Max Retail showcased bright and colourful creations, with actor Sahil Salathia as the show stopper, while Mimmi & Maggie displayed a collection inspired by Bohemian style, where model Nikita Anand walked the ramp.

Brand-conscious children were in for a treat as Jabong presented ensembles from three international brands -- Elle Kids, Fox Kids and Tommy Hilfiger Children along with its exclusive children's collection called Evolve. Singer Shibani Kashyap walked the ramp for them.


The befitting climax of the show was when style icon Ritu Beri, the first Asian designer to head French fashion brand Jean Louis Schere, presented contemporary and traditional hues.Read more

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