Atlantic City Fashion Week Presents Designer Ellen Durken

The opening designer at the Atlantic City Fashion Week #ACFW runway show on February 27 at The Claridge Hotel was a remarkable way to open the show. The show featured many amazing uses of fabric, but designer Ellen Durken is actually a blacksmith who uses her forge to create amazing designs fashioned from metal.

Ellen’s work is wonderful both for its creativity and how striking it makes the models look on the runway.  It was amazing to see how creative her designs are, and how they stretch the definitions of fashion and style.  See more of her bad-ass approach to high fashion at her website www.ellendurkan.com. She also sells cool prints of her work and custom metal jewelry.

What a striking way to kick-off the show. This design set the creative tone for a wonderful evening.

Atlantic City Fashion Week Presents Designer Samina Mughal

I loved attending Atlantic City Fashion Week at The Claridge Hotel on February 27.  The founders and executive producers of #ACFW, Lamont and Jeana Bowling, put on amazing shows and always great take care of me!  (On a side note, I am really excited for their new project, SOHO Fashion Week, which makes its debut in May!)

One of the highlights for me was the show from #designer Samina Mughal. Samina’s work has been internationally recognized for her glamorous collection of clothing and accessories. As you know, I love things that sparkle and have lots of glam, and her work brought shine and glitter to the runway.

Check out lots of great photos below from her latest collection and find out more on her website saminamughal.com and follow her on Facebook.

Also, don’t miss her upcoming show as part of New York Fashion Week:

SMGLOBAL CATWALK – NY FASHION WEEK (Season 2)
Saturday, September 10th 2016 at 7pm
More info at:
https://www.facebook.com/events/241178969557228/

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One of my favorite models, the wonderful Sophia Leap, was one of the signature models and, as always, killed it on the runway.

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Hi, Samina, thank you for connecting with me after the show. I look forwarding to seeing your work again soon!

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Art Hearts Fashion Presents Designer Lainy Gold

On February 16, 2016, Art Hearts Fashion #ArtHeartsFashion presented a fantastic FW16 Women’s Runway show as part of New York Fashion Week #NYFW at the amazing Angel Orensanz Foundation Event Space in New York City. In the beautiful setting of a stunning converted church, the runway hosted collections by Merline Labissiere, Lainy Gold and Stello Official. Congrats to everyone involved and the Art Heart Fashion team for putting on such a memorable event!

I was thrilled to receive a last-minute invite from my good friend Jill Leap, whose superstar daughter, Sophia, was modeling for Lainy Gold. What a night of fun surprises, highlighted by Lainy’s collection. Lainy Gold may be best known for her fun and colorful swimwear, but this collection focused on fantasy and medieval-inspired designs for eveningwear or making a grand entrance at your next party. There were innovative uses of color and fabrics that brought storybooks into a modern setting.

Here are some of my favorite shots from the show. Follow Lainy Gold Designs on Instagram (instagram.com/lainygolddesigns) and on her website www.lainygolddesigns.com.

Model: Sarah Ferguson

Model: Sophia Leap

Lainy Gold closes the show with her signature pieces. Models: Sophia Leap and Sarah Ferguson.

Miss Emily at Tim McLoone’s Supper Club

I had a great time last night at Tim McLoone’s Supper Club in Asbury Park as part of Light of Day weekend.  The headliners were the amazing cast of Neil Berg’s 100 Years of Broadway, but I was also really excited to meet Miss Emily (www.themissemily.com) from Ontario, Canada, who was the opener for the evening.  She performed a great set on piano and guitar and I hope everyone checks her out!

Here is a short video I shot from her beautiful rendition of “Over The Rainbow”.

Here’s the video from her original track, “The Sellout”.

Connect with her on Facebook (/themissemilymusic), Instagram (@themissemily) and Twitter (@themissemily).

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She’s doing a few more shows this weekend, so catch a live show if you can, and hopefully she’ll come back to the New Jersey area soon!

That Little Black Dress in Montclair

I love any opportunity to visit one my favorite boutiques, That Little Black Dress, in Montclair, NJ! I had the opportunity to walk in a runway show for them in September, and became friends with the store’s wonderful owner, Jenna Davis. (Hi, Jenna!)

Montclair had a Ladies Night Out event recently, so I wanted to stop by for some fashion, friends and wine at this special shop. What fun hanging out with Jenna and her sales associates and check out some of her latest cool finds.

If you’re in Montclair, it’s worth a trip to visit TLBD at 179 Glenridge Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042. Check out her website (www.shopthatlbd.com) or call 973-233-0523 for store hours. Make sure you let Jenna know that Myra from Febeary Fashionista says hello!

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Jenna had some “Little Black Dress” wine ready!

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How cool is that colorful vest?

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Meeting American Idol’s Constantine Maroulis

Rock on! It was a thrill meeting Constantine Maroulis at Freedom Fest. (Yes, I was wearing Bebe! #bebeGirl!)

I loved him on #AmericanIdol and his voice still sounds great in #RockOfAges. He was really friendly and I grabbed him for a photo between sets.

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Follow Constantine Maroulis on Twitter and Facebook at:
twitter.com/ConstantineM
www.facebook.com/ConstantineMOfficial

Glam Night Out

What a special find at my most recent trip to bebe.

Hi-Lo Surplice Top – Style # 252861 by bebe.

Macrame Detail Midi Skirt – Style # 249365 by bebe.

Accessories by bebe.

Jacie Shoe by Sole Society.

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Excited to purchase my first custom skirt from my favorite New Jersey fashion designer Robert Greco. Stop by his boutique in Montclair for really special pieces.

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This skirt is toooooo cute!

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I can’t wait to wear my designer skirt at Robert Greco’s next fashion event.

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Fuerza Bruta NYC

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Excited! I’m going to see Fuerza Bruta in New York City at the Daryl Roth Theatre.

Wearing this chic sheer crepe top with exquisite tonal threadwork.

I’m loving these mesmerizing sateen crop pants in this adventurous bebe-exclusive print. They are the perfect outfit to experience the equally mesmerizing and adventurous experience that is Fuerza Bruta. I highly recommend everyone go! Dance in the rain at #FuerzaBrutaNYC!

Deep V Tie Back Top by bebe. Style #252829

Majesty Print Crop Pants by bebe. Style #253388