Fashion Pulse Flash

October 9, 2015

Fashion Pulse Flash

It’s been a few weeks since I’ve put a Fashion Pulse Flash together, but rest assured, there’s been plenty that I’ve experienced, tested, and loved that I’ve been wanting to share!

Let’s start with some of the cool happenings and products tested from the past week:

columbia sportswear new york

This past week, I spent a little extra time with one of my favorite outdoors apparel and footwear brands, Columbia Sportswear. Highlighted were some of Columbia’s seasonal collections, tested true to its heritage in the Pacific Northwest, displayed in a range of items meant for impenetrable rain, chilly temps and sunny days. Great quilted boots and jackets, along with more casual offerings like canvas sneakers and light weight parkas were presented, all geared toward the company’s branding of “tested tough,” which reintroduces a return to the brand’s roots with ad spots and promotions that feature Gert Boyle, Chairman of the board of this family-based company. Since the weather is on the verge of getting cold here in NYC, I had my eye on the  Columbia Titanium Heatzone 1000 TurboDown™ Hooded Jacket!

sorel footwear for fall 2015

I’ve spent a lot of time with my friends from Sorel this week, starting off with a sneak peek at the fabulous spring collection (more details coming soon!), and capping it all off with a launch party in its flagship store in NYC’s hip Meatpacking District, honoring the fall footwear and apparel items and hosted by costume designer Jenn Rogien. Toward the end of the evening, Rogien (of “GIRLS” and “Orange is the New Black”) spoke and held a q&a session, perfect for budding costume designers. Always a good time at a Sorel event, and of course, some boots were involved!

elk lake lodge
[The morning view from Elk Lake Lodge, North Hudson, New York]
Continue reading…

Subscribe · Via RSS · Via email

July 24, 2015

Fashion Pulse Flash

nautica mens fashion week spring 2016

Last week was the first New York Fashion Week: Men’s, and I attended a select number of shows in order to check out what all of the excitement was about and gauge the direction of menswear for 2016! I saw a few of my favorites (Duckie Brown, Nautica, Timo Weiland), and wrote a trend wrap-up piece for “The Today Show,” which you can read, here!

I also wrote two other features that I’m proud of that I’d love for you to check out: 4 spots your sunscreen is missing (and how to protect them) and Throwback flats: 9 styles from the ’80s and ’90s to swoon over (again!)

LIm college

Last, I’ve been pretty busy this week and next, so I apologize if the posting has been on the lighter side. I’m teaching a Fashion Blogging Bootcamp course as part of the Summer Fashion Lab LIM College in NYC! I’m thrilled to be back teaching this class for the third time, and I am so happy to be teaching a real-world, application-based class that I created and students can learn so much from, not to mention that the LIM staff and fellow professors are just so incredible to work with. For more info on the class and LIM College, click here.

Subscribe · Via RSS · Via email