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 ( and on her website

Model: Sarah Ferguson

Model: Sophia Leap

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

Meet Model Sophia Leap

It’s not often you meet someone who you know is destined for great things. At The Affair event held at Robert Greco’s Atelier boutique in Montclair, one of the models was the stunning Sophia Leap, and I predict that she’ll be one of the world’s top models in the years ahead. This stunning 16-year-old has only been modeling for a little over a year, and has already been getting lots of positive attention, walking the runway at New York Fashion Week and Atlantic City Fashion Week for multiple designers.

She’s also really nice and sweet and after talking with her very supportive mother, Jill, I see that she has the talent and family support to accomplish great things. I’m excited to watch her career progress to runways and covers around the world! Go, Sophia!

To follow Sophia’s career, connect with her on Facebook ( and Instagram (@sophialeap).