Fashion’s Night Out: Two Models Lead A Flashmob Across The City

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Fashion’s Night Out was a night to remember.  In the span of just a few hours I danced in the street, had a few drinks, met some amazing people, and witnessed a flash mob lead by two models Coco Rocha and Damaris Lewis.  It went down in front of Zac Posen’s store in the meatpacking district, and of course I caught the whole thing on video.

After the flashmob the energy in the district was high and the next thing I knew there was a massive crowd in from of the DVF store as Estelle started performing in the store.  I spent some time at the Maybelline Studio at the Gansevoort plaza and stopped by the Levis store for some amazing cocktails, wine and finger food.  Check out the photos below to get a visual of fashion’s night out from my point of view.  Its funny, eventhough I’ve covered FNO on this site before, this year was my first year experiencing it for myself.  If you pick the right stores and the right location the madness of the night can actually be a fun and productive one.

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STYLE: Fashion 2.0 Summer Soirée & Book Launch

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Fashion 2.0, the well known and well attended meet up by fashion’s tech elite, celebrated their 3 year anniversary at the New York Sky Room. The annual summer Soirée also served as a book lanch party for Yuli Ziv’s book “Blogging Your Way To The Front Row: The Insider’s Guide To Turning Your Fashion Blog Into A Profitable Business And Launching A New Career.” In attendance included fashion bloggers, new media publishers, entrepreneurs, industry insiders, fashion PR reps, and the like to talk fashion, enjoy the view and congratulate Yuli on her book.

"Washed Up" Fashion Exhibition for Project Ocean @ SelfRidges [London]

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Selfridges Ocean Project: “Washed Up” Fashion Exhibition from Rhonesha Byng on Vimeo.

Walking down Oxford circus it was hard to miss the elaborate display of gorgeous couture fashion pieces amongst an elaborate display of coral shells. We didn’t know what we had stumbled upon but we were intrigued enough to go inside.
What we found was the “Washed Up” fashion exhibition, part of SelfRidges Project Ocean. The exhibition ended on June 12th and I stumbled upon it just a few days before they packed it up. The project was curated by Judith Clark and is part of a retail activist initiative to highlight the impact of over-fishing on the environment.
The exhibit showcases 26 couture pieces with an ocean theme by designers including Philip Treacy, Alexander McQueen, Gareth Pugh, Iris Van Herpen and Hussein Chalayan. The most buzzed about pieces include Huseein Chalayan’s bubble dress, which is in the main display window and is the dress that drew us in initially, and Philip Treacy’s lobster hat worn by Lady Gaga. Another notable featured also includes Alexander McQueens’s iconic Plato Atlantis dress and Gareth Pugh’s Fishscale dress seen on Beyonce in the Run The World video.
This specific exhibition has closed but there are still other exhibits throughout the store part of Project Ocean and you can donate to their cause HERE.

Project Ocean
Selfridges
400 Oxford Street, W1 London

Fashion Meets Function- The iPad Case For The Stylish Girl On The Go

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My BlackBerry is always in my hand, and if it wasn’t so heavy my MacBook would always be with me too. As a self declared tech geek, my heart skipped a beat when Apple announced the release of the iPad– but knowing Apple I knew it would be only a matter of time before the second version was released, thinner, faster and with extra features. So, I opted out of getting it at the moment of release, passed on the offer from the parentals to get it as a Christmas gift and waited for the day I knew was coming the release of the iPad2 and it came this past April, just in time for my birthday.
Of course, I ordered it right away and with the default smart case– which is pretty cool– but it’s also the default standard case everyone has. I wanted something a bit different and I’m not the kind of girl who likes to trap my gadgets inside of ugly clunky cases, but the M-Edge case is just the right fit between functional and fashionable.

The silver shiny outside with the decorative vintage crackled design draws the eye to it, and yet, unlike the typical smart case, when its closed, an outside observer not know that its an iPad. With all the attention one gets when they whip out one of these gadgets the case is the perfect way to be able to use your iPad in peace without peering eyes. The inside is of course filled with a soft protective material to prevent scratches etc. And, its very easy to flip it open and use the case as a stand and sit the iPad on a desk in an easel format and tap tap away, or watch a movie on Netflix.

Needless to say, I love my iPad and love the case by M-Edge. If you’re looking for a case that is functional and still has a unique flair then check out what M-Edge has to offer. The case I have is priced at 39.99 and its called the “Go Jacket.” If you’re feeling really ambitious you can even design your own case–so cute! And the good news is either way you go, you’re not likely to run into someone with the same case as you.

STYLE: Online Boutique "Klassiq" Revamps

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Klassiq, the online boutique started by the brains behind Fashionista101.com has revamped its look adding more products and options for customers. Filled with dresses that pop, and pieces from familiar streetwear brands like DimePiece, the online boutique provides an alternative to the typical online shops and stores. Who knows– a purchase from Klassiq might land you a feature as “Fahsionista of the Week” on Fashionista101.com!?

Check out the store here: http://www.shopklassiq.com/

STYLE: OPI To Introduce More Shatter Colors

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It seems OPI’s shatter nail polish is a hit since its debut this past January. I tried it for the first time last month and was in awe as I watched the polish shatter across my nail. The unique design that formed on my nails had many people stopping me to ask me about it. One of the number one questions has been — do they have other colors!? The color I rocked was black and at that time that was the only color. But, I just found out that OPI will be releasing new colors of the special shatter polish sometime next month. Two of the colors are part of the Grand Slam collection designed by Serena Williams and the others are stand alone.

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