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Author Archive | Alix Kivlin

  • Makage Spring 2011 Fashion Week Presentation for a Sleek, Sexy, and Confident Woman


    Runway Review: Something for everyone in this line and I think certain pieces are very wearable no matter what your age A sleek, sexy, confident and practical woman is who will be strutting around in Mackage next Spring 2011. Mackage – Spring 2011 The Mackage presentation at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week was calling out to all ages of smokin’ city gals wanting to play up their attitude and stand out in a remarkable, but not extreme, manner. >> MORE: Fashion Shows…

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  • Odd Molly- Spring 2011 Fashion Show for Sexy and Sweet Boudoir Femininity


    Runway Review: The sexy and sweet boudoir look is so fun for spring, and especially in these soft champagne and rose colors Playing up the feminine side of dressing has been a key feature at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week and the young line Odd Molly certainly wasn’t going to take a backseat in that department. Odd Molly – Spring 2011 Fashion Show I will never look down on a girly line, but there is an extreme that Odd Molly hovers on…

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  • Ports 1961- Spring 2011 Fashion Show Punches Up Color With Soft Neutrals


    Runway Review: The highlight display of artfully draped garments was the palette of smooth, warm neutrals with shocking flashes of color The color palette was brimming with Spring Fever, and soft fabrics were in full flow at the Ports 1961 Spring 2011 show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. Ports 1961 – Spring 2011 The highlight display was the palette of smooth, warm neutrals – charcoal, deep moss green, sandy beige and smokey grey, with shocking flashes of color – deep sea…

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  • Silvio Liu Spring 2011 NYFW Collection brims with sweet and feminine party dresses


    Runway Review: Definitely a designer to watch emerge, as it’s the first collection and with experience the collections will grow and develop. This tiny capsule of dresses with bursts of coral and watercolor florals is the first women’s collection for Silvio Liu, showcased here at Merecedes-Benz Fashion Week. The spring cocktail dresses were chic silhouettes on their own, the light palette was refreshing, but I saw a few key details that didn’t sit with the collection. Silvio Liu- Spring 2011…

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  • Charlotte Ronson Fashion Show- Grunge for Girls on the Spring Runway


    Runway Review: Grunge got girly and there are plenty of sweet florals under the slouchy hoodies and washed out plaid shirts Be prepared to pull out your beat up high school hoodie next Spring. Charlotte Ronson is taking things back to the casual, borderline grungy, utilitarian 1990’s dress code with her most recent collection shown at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.e Charlotte Ronson- Spring 2011 Fashion Show This time around the grunge got girly and there are plenty of sweet florals…

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  • Daniel Vosovic- Up Close Backstage and Spring Fashion Show


    Runway Review: Project Runway protege Daniel Vosovic rocks it out at his Spring 2011 fashion show Our photojournalist and design doll, Alix Kivlin is back from her year long trek around the world and is hitting the catwalks of New York. Here, she catches up with her old friend Daniel Vosovic backstage at his Spring / Summer fashion show. — S.H. Confession: Daniel Vosovic is an old, dear friend of mine. But of of more relevance, a finalist and most…

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  • Fashion Night Out New York- A Look Back


    From fire eaters to blow outs… a photo journey Fashion took to the streets Friday night in Fashion Night out, a celebration to kick-off Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. And joined with it was everyone from Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and Jersey crowding the streets of Soho and bouncing in and out of a multitude of open parties in stores and galleries. DJ’s spun, projectors flashed edgy indie flickerings, champagne and vodka drinks were abound as well as hot celebrity showcases at some…

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  • Target Lights Up New York and Affordable Fashion in Spectacular Show


    Target’s Kaleidoscopic Fashion Spectacular at the Standard Hotel She’s baaaack! yes, Alix Kivlin is back from her year long trip around the world and in full fashion gear… we’ll get her to share her global tales one hemisphere at a time later, but for now, she’s in a New York state of mind. -S.H. The fashion scene put a lit-up, psychedelic twist on the fashion show concept with Target’s Kaleidoscopic Fashion Spectacular at the Standard Hotel. The ordinarily modern and…

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  • Travel: Vietnam bound? Try the tailors of Hoi An


    <h2The ultimate shopping guide for custom clothing in H?i An, VietnamAlix and Colin are almost midway through their trip around the world. Their global backpacking adventure to all points exotic took a very chic turn when they stopped off to sample the custom clothing and shoes from the tailors and cobblers in H?i An, a city located in the South Central Coast of Vietnam. According to Wikipedia, in 1999, the old town of Hoi An was declared a World Heritage…

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  • Hula Hoop Mania: Hooping gets its sexy on


    Travel Hoop by Hoopnotica, fun and portable fitness that is pretty sexy too! When Marisa Tomei said the best thing to achieve her super-hot stripper body for her role in “The Wrestler” was partly due to hula hooping, it was time to spill the beans as the resident hula hoop fanatic! It may be the latest fitness craze, but I have been hooping for years and consider it my leisure sport– leisure suit, not included! I can attest to its…

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  • NY Fashion Week: Ports 1961 fashion show review


    PORTS 1961| Runway Fall 2009 Collection-Mercedes Benz Fashion Week… Inspired by exotic India the Ports 1961 fall 2009 collection was beaming with rich color, luxe fabrications, metallics and attention to the tiny details in accessories and overall construction. The fashion show theme was set on the runway with a delightful live band playing lively middle eastern music while the models walked. The models’ eyes were lined with dark kohl pencil and their hair was tied in a very tousled, romantic…

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  • NY Fashion Week: Chado Ralph Rucci fashion show review


    CHADO RALPH RUCCI | Runway Fall 2009 Collection-Mercedes Benz Fashion Week… It was like being in an Asia-inspired Blade Runner! Uber futuristic, very slick, the show could have been an action movie, heavily structured garments and lots of technical cut outs, very dark, mostly black, but behind it all was this calming Zen aura that softened the collection. Once again we are seeing solid fabrics but with amazing texture and pattern within. Some of these fabrics I swear were brought…

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