Thursday, April 25, 2013

Vintage Heaven


DANNIJO has curated a one-off capsule collection of vintage pieces in collaboration with Manhattan Vintage Show! 

As part of an exiting new series where today's tastemakers bring a modern eye to vintage clothing, long time fans of the renowned show, sisters and DANNIJO founders Danielle and Jodie Snyder, returned to Manhattan Vintage last weekend not just to browse, but to select a 25 piece capsule collection which they styled on each other and shot live at the show.


First of all...what is the Manhattan Vintage Show? Well,  it's the number one vintage clothing event in the world, Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show brings together over 90 professional exhibitors from all over the world, each offering an unrivaled selection of men’s and women’s vintage clothing, accessories and textiles from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries.


Manhattan Vintage Show, which started in 1992, draws designers, stylists and celebrities from across the globe seeking inspiration. Recent attendees include Scarlett Johansson, Katie Holmes, Sofia Coppola, Amanda Seyfried, Lynne Yaeger, Hamish Bowles, Natalie Joos and Alexa Chung.

Intrigued?  You should be! The unique collection will be available online at www.ManhattanVintage.com TODAY, April 25th at 1pm. Prices range from $200 - $1,500. Get ready to shop!!!



Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Coach Flagship In Tokyo


I have yet to visit Tokyo however it's definitely on my list of places to see.  Outside of the cultural aspects of visiting such a beautiful place, I know that the fashion influences are...oh shall we say unique? ...and that's putting it lightly.

Check out the unique-ness of the new Coach flagship store on Omotesando, a prominent retail corridor in Tokyo.  The space is designed by Shohei Shigematsu and OMA’s New York office.



This is when style and architecture truly meet! And all in the name of fashion...gotta love it!

The flagship design features a façade of 210 stacked, translucent display boxes in a herringbone pattern of vertical and horizontal orientation that accommodate the brand’s wide repertoire of products. In addition to the façade, OMA designed a “floating” tower of 105 illuminated acrylic units that encase the store’s central stair, drawing pedestrians to the upper level. Consolidating the display on the facade and circulation creates a condition in which the shopper is continuously surrounded by Coach’s products, while simultaneously liberating floor space. Sounds haute right?





Coach Japan President and CEO, Daniel DiCicco said: “We are delighted by the limitless possibilities to utilize OMA’s design, which provides an innovative environment to curate our full range of lifestyle merchandise. It is certain to become a shopping landmark in Tokyo.”


I wanna go to TOKYO! Who's with me?

An Oscar Bride

If you had a choice for who would design your perfect wedding dress, who would you choose? Great question right? Well I know who would definitely be in my top 5 contenders. Yup you guessed it Oscar de la Renta. Take a look at my favorite gowns from the 2014 collection. I had a tiny tear just from watching the show.







GROHE - HomeSTYLE


My readers know I love fashion but more than that, I love STYLE.  I see everything through the eyes of Style and interiors is no exception! From my last AutomotiveSTYLE and TechSTYLE reviews, I thought it only fitting to bring you a little HomeSTYLE!

GROHE makes some of the most beautiful products and now they're offering two new kitchen faucets with innovative filter systems that turn tap water into clean, fresh-tasting water – GROHE Blue Pure and GROHE Blue Chilled & Sparkling. The names of the products alone scream STYLE!


In addition to providing homeowners with the opportunity to draw purified still water with GROHE Blue Pure, the Blue Chilled & Sparkling faucet can be carbonated to individual tastes, ideal for home, office and hospitality environments that cater to a variety of taste preferences. The sensual, tactile faucet design blends European minimalism with fluid, natural curves available in a C-spout model in chrome and stainless steel finishes. 


Ok ladies...raise your hand if you're like me and view a nice hot shower as the best way to start your fashionable day...or end it. Yup...that's what I thought...we are soul sisters! Introducing Power&Soul!



This innovative showerhead features state-of-the-art spray patterns to relax, re-energize or restore and who doesn't need that after a long day of shopping? Available in cosmopolitan or contemporary styles, the showerheads and handshowers coordinate and enhance any bathroom design aesthetic. What makes the Power&Soul series unique is the AquaDirect feature, a one-click spray selection on the side of the showerhead and back of the handshower making it intuitive to switch between spray styles. 

The button placement maximizes the user experience for immediate customizable spray patterns including: 
  • Rain Spray – Soft, delicate pattern to soothe the skin. Mimicking summer rain, the spray provides full and even coverage. 
  • Rain 0² – NEW Rich spray with soft individual drops enhanced by air resulting in an even wider individual water drops. Perfect for a head or shoulder massage, the “breathing” effect ensures pain-free stress relief. 
  • Jet – A focused circular spray, which delivers a refreshing burst of water that’s ideal for stimulating the skin on cleaning the tub or shower.

Wanna maximize your HomeSTYLE?  Get GROHE!

Heels That Make Me Happy

Spring is here and it's time to show off all those fabulous pedicures!  I have tons of favorite nail colors to sport but what I'm most excited about is Spring Shoes!  Here's a look at three of the ones I have fallen head of heels for!

Christian Louboutin
Botticellita Spiked Platform Sandal




Gucci
Cobalt Blue Patent Leather Gladiator Sandal


Valenetino
Rockstud Naked Snakeskin Pump





Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Bags For Days - Oscar and Anna


What's better than a NY based handbag line?  I can't seem to think of a single thing!  What about you?


New York-based handbag line, Oscar and Anna, recently introduced their latest collection of luxury leather handbags for the Fall/Winter 2013 season. Yes, I know we are all still just becoming excited about the break in the weather in NY so why am I focused on F/W again?  Basically because these bags are so rockin, I just couldn't help myself!

The fusion of functionality with sleek design in this seamless collection make them timeless and trendy all at the same time!  I mean really, a "two way" clutch? LOVE!
With the modern woman in mind, Creative Director, Anna Zefferys, has introduced new structured designs that teeter on the edge of masculine and feminine, with a unique use of strong lines and sinuous curves. Inspired by the Golden Ratio as seen in nature and classical design, Zefferys has developed a collection of expertly crafted handbags that offer both style and practicality. Understanding the needs of cosmopolitan women who are often on the go, each bag offers unique hidden compartments for organization and multiple ways to wear it, allowing the wearer to easily dress each bag up or down. 


And...every Oscar and Anna bag is designed and produced in the New York City Garment District to support the local economy. That's the best reason to buy, no? 


Prices range from $185 - $1,195

Thursday, April 11, 2013

In Black & White

Oscar de la Renta needs no introduction because his designs speak for themselves and it's all right here...in black and white.


Take a peak at my favorite looks that personify the "Black & White" trend from the Oscar de la Renta Spring collection.






All of these fabulous pieces and more can be purchased at Oscar de la Renta.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Loving Louboutin

New! Christian Louboutin pieces haute enough to make your head spin!

Check out this Mina Spiked Clutch

And...these ridiculously sexy Snake Skin Buckle-Up Sandals

 Spring has certainly sprung!  Are you ready?

Photo Courtesy: Saks Fifth Ave

Monday, April 8, 2013

Russia in the States?

Designs from Russia in Phili? Yeah... the StyleMayvin team gets invited to the most fabulous events! And so it begins with gorgeous models having a tea party...


What a creative idea! Marina Makaron Moscow (pictured below) showed in Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Russia on March 29th...



...but the Cupcakes & Couture event was the official unveiling of Marina's Fall 2013 collection in the U.S. Guests enjoyed delicious mini cupcakes, ice cream...





...and of course, no party is complete without raspberry champagne!




Attendees were able to see select pieces featuring Marina's signature mix of vibrant colors, bold prints and delicate silks. THIS is how Russia does couture!


And the models did a superb job of showing off the very intricate designs.


Now that's what I call a spectacularly fashionable, fun evening! To all of my favorite PR teams, keep the invites coming! StyleMayvin has gone worldwide and we are taking YOU, the readers with us!

For More information, be sure you check out Marina's website HERE !!!

*Photo Credit: Skai Blue Media


Thursday, April 4, 2013

NYIAS 2013 - AutomotiveSTYLE

This year was my first time attending the New York International Auto Show (NYIAS) representing myself...StyleMayvin and it felt really good to be among some of the most influential auto journalists as well as the biggest and the best in the automotive arena.  With so much to see, I was thankful for the 2 press days we had to enjoy the cars before the general public was allowed in and if you've ever seen how expansive NY's Jacob Javits Center is, you know exactly why I had no choice but to sport my favorite flats...both days.

Here are my top three favorites from the show and believe me, it was hard to choose!


#1 - My absolute favorite, most dreamiest vehicle EVER! The all NEW Range Rover Sport.  This reveal shut the entire show down to me...I mean really, what better color to "sport" than red? Find out more and take a moment to experience the NY reveal video at LandRover.com.


 At a glance: 
  • Fastest, most-agile, and responsive Land Rover ever
  • All-new high strength aluminum structure provides a weight savings approximately 800lbs. over the previous generation Range Rover Sport
  • Improved agility and exceptional performance with improved fuel economy and reduced emissions
  • New 5+2 third row seating option for occasional use
  • Choice of 340hp supercharged V6 or a 510hp supercharged V8 engines
  • Standard eight speed automatic transmission by ZF
  • Choice of transfer cases - single speed Torsen or two-speed locking with low range
  • Advanced electronic driver assistance technologies
  • Superbly crafted, luxurious interior
  • Standard Intelligent Stop/Start technology to improve fuel economy and reduce emissions
  • Available new fully automatic Terrain Response 2 system
  • Exceptional on-road dynamics and all-terrain performance provides an unrivalled breadth of capability




#2 - Mercedes CLA 45 AMG.  Honestly, I have no words for this car. It is gorgeous and that's putting it mildly. Meanwhile, it's perfect for any season...these aren't your great grandmothers days when white was only chic to wear in the summer. This beautifully stylish perfectly assembled collection of "white" is appropriate on any day, no matter the weather.

At a glance:
  • Hand-built AMG 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 engine
  • 355 horsepower, 332 lb-ft of torque, 0-60 mph in 4.5 seconds***
  • New, fully-variable performance-oriented AMG 4MATIC all-wheel-drive system
  • AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT (Dual-Clutch Technology) 7-speed sports transmission with steering-wheel-mounted shift paddles
  • AMG speed-sensitive sports steering
  • AMG sport suspension with independent front and rear axles
  • AMG high-performance braking system
  • AMG sports exhaust system
Find out more at mbusa.com




# 3 - 2014 Camaro Z/28. This car is a wide body phenomenon and it totally brings out the tough girl in me. Have you ever wanted to wear a stylishly floral print dress paired with combat boots and a leather jacket? Yeah...that's this car. Since I first laid eyes on it, I have had dreams about how haute I would look getting out of it! Find out more at Chevrolet.com.


At a glance:
  • Hand-assembled LS7 engine
  • Titanium intake valves  
  • Connecting rods coupled with a forged-steel crankshaft (LS7 engine)
  • Reduced Curb Weight
  • Increased stopping power
  • High performance aerodynamics
  • Delivers at least 500 horsepower (373 kW) and 470 lb-ft of torque (637 Nm)
  • Titanium intake valves and connecting rods, and sodium-filled exhaust valves
  • CNC-ported aluminum cylinder head
  • Hydroformed exhaust headers