Blog Posts by Fashion Frenzy

  • You Say Fotini I Say Ferrari

    New York Fashion Week Fall 2012 Season has come to an end, but the reviews are still pouring in. A few texture trends for fall 2012 that have been seen clear across the board at Lincoln Center NY was fur, leather, chiffon and wools. Following the texture trail was a beautiful array of neutral colors with a few pops of color, including deep reds, chocolates, navy hues, egg plant and jewel tone greens. Fotini's designs were inspired by a perfume bottle that the designer inherited from Egypt. You can completely see the feminine touches juxtaposed with the mystery and power of the ancient Egyptian times. On the other hand the Norisol Ferrari show was on the way more glamorous and seductive side with a hint of a rock star flare. Leather Japan was a captivating experience that had a dark futuristic feel, focused more on what else but leather. All three shows did not sway far from the trendy fall 2012 color scheme and inter-mixture framework. Flip through the pictures taken live from the

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  • New York Fashion (Mid) Week Round Up!

    This week I had the opportunity to attend multiple runway shows during the New York Fall 2012 Fashion Week event. I will tell you right now I was pretty shocked at how drawn to menswear I have become. I never expected to see as much beauty and elegance being expressed in a men's three piece suit. I started the week off at the Hyden Yoo presentation and the Joseph Abboud show, where I was pleasantly surprised to see a theme of handsome classically tailored suits and separates ranging in wools, flannel, cotton twills and a sliver of corduroy in natural hues of grey and brown. Mixed among the feminine women's wear tone I found it was refreshing to see a mid 1930's twist of masculinity and strength come down the runway. It brings us back to the days when men took longer than women to pick out an outfit on a Saturday night and wearing a suit was not just a week day uniform but a staple in a man's day to day life. I very much appreciated the under stated neutral tones found in some of fall

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  • The Pro's and Con's of Second Hand Shopping

    Vintage is all the craze right now but here are a couple things to keep in mind the next time you find yourself roaming the clothing racks.

    Pro's

    • Crowd control: If you donate to the places you shop you'll be doing a good thing for the world and a good thing for your closet.
    • The obvious: Cheap, cheap, cheap!
    • The past always repeats itself: Sometimes you can find those diamonds in the rough and it could have come from grandma's closet circa 1970, how much more vintage can you get.
    • Label whore: Recently shoppers in Astoria Queens found their goodwill to be housing items from Missoni for Target, Marc by Marc Jacobs and you just have to be willing to look.

    Con's

    • Patience is a virtue: I have never found second hand store to be the most organized so you really need to have the time to dig.
    • Looks can be deceiving: Just because the store took it in and put it on a hanger does not always mean it is in the best of shape. Make sure to
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  • New Year's Resolution: Save a Buck DIY!

    Just in case Occupy Wall Street hasn't screamed it loud enough for you I will repeat it now :This economy blows! So, why not this year we try to pinch some pennies without sacrificing our fashionista pride. On average the American women spends anywhere from $6,000 - $8,000 a year on beauty maintenance...ya we were outraged too, so we have one way you can cut those costs in half and still keep up with the trends too. Nails may seem like a difficult thing to tackle if you don't have the sturdiest of hands or the most creative mind, but here are a couple quick tricks to create a DIY nail salon in your home. Sally Hansen nail decals and "Salon Effects"nail polish strips are a fast way to add some dazzle and shine to your nails without the mess of polish. If you're in the mood to try it yourself then check out the "Color Club: Art Club" nail art lacquer collection, there small brushes make it easier to replicate those tiny designs we pay $30+ for. Also when in doubt Sephora by OPI has a

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  • New Year's Revolution : Save a Buck DIY!

    Just in case Occupy Wall Street hasn't screamed it loud enough for you I will repeat it now :This economy blows! So why not this year we try to pinch some pennies with out sacrificing our fashionista pride. On average the American women spends any where from $6,000 - $8,000 a year on beauty maintenance...ya we were outraged too, so we have one way you can cut those costs in half and still keep up with the trends too. Nails may seem like a difficult thing to tackle if you don't have the sturdiest of hands or the most creative mind, but here are a couple quick tricks to create a DIY nail salon in your home. Sally Hansen nail decals and "Salon Effects"nail polish strips are a fast way to add some dazzle and shine to your nails with out the mess of polish. If you're in the mood to try it yourself then check out the "Color Club: Art Club" nail art lacquer collection, there small brushes make it easier to replicate those tiny designs we pay $30+ for. Also when in doubt Sephora by OPI has

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  • Fashion Invasion in NYC

    Betsey Johnson Holiday Tree @ the Park Plaza Hotel NYC


    Betsey Johnson displayed a personally decorated Christmas tree at the Park Plaza Hotel in Mid town NYC. The tree has been on display since December 2010 and will stay up through January 2011. Staying true to Betsey form, the tree was a glowing pallet of her signature colors: hot pink ,fuchsia, and black and white, with feathers flowing from every branch. Hand cut ornaments including paper dolls, snowflakes and hand painted bulbs from Betsey herself filled every branch and as well as the tree skirt. Boxed gifts, books, and Betsey apparel were stacked under the tree as if waiting for a mini fashionista to come and unwrap. Head down the stairs in the hotel and you will find a Betsey boutique filled with Johnson's jewels, scarves, hats, and a multitude of casual yet dramatic apparel. Not only did Betsey add her personal touch, she incorporated the classic children's story "Eloise". The adventures of Eloise focus on a little

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