Sunday, February 19, 2012

Couture Fashion Weeks Takes Over NYC-Day1

Fashion Week 025

 

Sonya LaRae: Editor-in-Chief

Me-ah: Editor

Najaam Lee: Special Correspondent

Brian Goldson: Photographer

Hello Fabulous Fashion Lovers! Many of you know that I live for this time of year and especially to cover Couture Fashion Week! Well loves believe it our not I wasn’t able to cover this seasons runway shows due to us have a very hectic schedule due to the Stellar Awards, ASCAP, SAG and Grammy Awards needless to say I couldn’t do everything. This brings us to our Special Correspondent Ms. Najaam Lee of Vedic Vedic Image Group which you can visit http://www.vedicimage.com to learn more regarding this fabulous Freelance Journalist.  Here is Najaam’s Special report from Day1 of Couture Fashion Week enjoy!

4:00pm Couture Fashion Week is scheduled to start! As I entered the Waldorf Astoria’s grand entrance, my eyes reached for the architectural designs of the building which was just breathtaking I knew I was about to experience something wonderful! As I was escorted to the 3rd floor Grand Ballroom I could feel the adrenalin rushing in me and was greeted by the Angelic voice of Nikoleta Rallis filled the air, the grandeur of the U-shaped runway, bright beaming lights and the large LCD screens on both sides of the stage, cameras are flashing to capture each look on the runway and the guest in attendance are just sitting with baited breath for the first look on the runway! 

We’re introduced to Couture Bridal Hair Collection runway show. Cascades of curls and ringlets perfectly and artistically fastened to create one beautiful art piece. Elie Esper, the master gave the woman elegance and power plus such a commanding presence but still not over powering and very soft and sensual and here is your first look:

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IMG_5929This will be the first time for me seeing this particular Designer up close but, Sonya LaRae the Editor-in-Chief is a huge fan of this Designer and she feels that she designs clothing in a way that celebrates a woman’s body so, I’m looking forward to seeing what she is going to offer us this season:

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6:00pm Pietra Banchi (USA)- Isabel Zapardiez-Bridal Collection (Spain)-

Performances: Singer Sinem Saniye, Cellist: Gjilberta Gelaj and Pianist Julie Coucheron

Pietra-Pizarro a Division of Banchi Designs:

I had the pleasure of meeting these 2 beautiful Designers who came together to create Pietra Banchi. I really loved the pieces they showcased with colors of silver, black, long dresses sculpted with detailed ruffles, caressed with shimmers of sparkles. I also loved the empire waist gown with the silver stud beadings, with chiffon and the gold metallic strapless back dress. Very Haute!:

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Our Special Correspondent Najaam Lee is doing such and amazing job and bringing you all great coverage! The next show is Isabel Zapardiez, just to let you all know because our Special Correspondent wouldn’t know is that Isabel Zapardiez, is showing for the first time at Couture Fashion Week. This show should be just as spectacular because they do exceptional Bridal Couture so, get ready to be Wowed!

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I Loved- LOVED- LOVED her flowing pant style wedding gown that first entered the runway, soft white flowing fabric like the waves of water paired with high jeweled tiara’s (Not just a simple tiara) with strips of panel beadings mixed with lace fabric that hung on each side of the tiara. Each gown had soft inner pockets for hands to slip into and the Music! It was just enchanting for what went down the runway and giving it the added flare of beauty. Only sad thing was at the end of the show Isabel, decided not to come out for her finale bow, she did a magnificent job!!

8:00pm Laura Williams (USA) – BlacMera by Yuliana Candra (USA) – Performances by: Singer Sinem Sniye and Singer Reagan Richards:

Laura Williams, show is about to begin I’m so excited especially coming out of the last show by Isabel! I will try and contain myself until after the show and give you my honest thoughts of the collection here we go:

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BlacMera by Yuliana Candra

We’re at our finale show of the evening and I’m sad that its coming to and end but, I’m excited to see what this Designer is going to offer because,  Sonya LaRae stated that this Designer is one to watch and I have to say I’m very excited to see this collection:

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OMG!!! Did you fall out of your chairs?! This is how you close a show I am like screaming inside!! OMG, I died so many times that it wasn’t funny!! Every single piece from Yuliana’s collection brought such an emotion on me and the crowd in the audience that eyes were glistening! The lady next to me was wooing and aahing and uncontrollable laughter to the amazement of her show! The music took you into the realms of the gods and the ocean based on Yuliana’s travels she was inspired by the birds especially the peacocks (Side Note from Editor-in-Chief Sonya LaRae: I found this collection to be very beautiful and loved the details but, I did find some of it not to be so original when you hear of her being inspired by the Peacocks when you had Catalin BoTezatu from a few season before. I found it odd that this would be somewhat the inspiration when he did it so well).

This has been an amazing and spectacular first day and I’m looking forward to tomorrow!! Yuliana sits on the throne for the “Best of Show” for the First Day for me Najaam Lee Editor-in-Chief Sonya LaRae: “Best of Show” Isabel Zapardiez, I loved the fabric choices the originality and how she stayed true to her vision and brought an element of Awe and Haute in one fine movement!”

 

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