Sunday, December 1, 2013

Bestow & Astridland

In what promises to be a head-turning retail event, 30 prominent alumni of the
Design Entrepreneurs NYC (DENYC) program are coming together to create
an unforgettably chic holiday pop-up boutique that will also benefit New York
Cares and serve as a collection site for their winter coat drive. This diverse
group of New York fashion designers will be offering an expertly curated 
mix of unique ready to wear, evening wear, swimwear, jewelry and accessories.
Bestow promises to be the premiere New York City destination for acquiring
truly special gifts, in part because each designer will be making a 10% donation
of all sales to New York Cares. Participants in the DENYC Design Collective
include bustling local brands, such as Sarah Canner of Vespertine, Sunghee Bang,
Anne Pachan of Cala Ossidiana, Melinda Huff of Mirame, Thea Grant of Bazz de Grant,
Sherita of Viscera NY, Angela Gao, Nzinga Knight, Sena Yang
of Sena, Auralis Herrero of Auralistudio, and many more. (Full list below.)
Design Entrepreneurs NYC is a free, executive-level program that gives selected designers
access to top industry executives and provides them with the skills they need to successfully
run a fashion or accessories label.
A partnership between the Fashion Institute of Technology and the New York City Economic
Development Corporation
, DENYC is committed to New York City’s fashion industry
and supporting these talented designers.

New York real estate company Stonehenge Partners is a prominent sponsor of Bestow,
helping the DENYC Collective secure the expansive retail space in the heart of the city at
15thStreet and 6th Avenue. Marketing Manager Lesley Schultz explains why Stongehenge
decided to become involved:
“As the owner and manager of real estate properties in Manhattan, it is our responsibility to showcase the talents of local artists and designers, who keep this city a true epicenter of culture and trendsetting style. We are thrilled to be able to offer a piece of our available commercial space to The DENYC and New York Cares to bring together creativity, celebration, and philanthropy, and even prouder to have the physical space to cook up something so exciting during this very special season in New York City.”

About Design Entrepreneurs NYC
Design Entrepreneurs NYC (DENYC) is a free, intensive, “mini-MBA” program that teaches
emerging New York City-based fashion designers how to run and expand a successful label. 

Design Entrepreneurs NYC is one of six initiatives resulting from Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Fashion. NYC2020 program to sustain and grow the fashion industry in New York City. The industry chairs for Fashion NYC 2020 are Richard Darling, CEO of LF USA; Diane von Furstenberg, Chairman and Founder, Diane von Furstenberg, and President, Council of Fashion Designers of America; Terry Lundgren, Chairman, President and CEO of Macy’s, Inc.; Andrew Rosen, CEO of Theory; and Kevin Ryan, CEO of Gilt Groupe. Learn more about the Fashion NYC 2020 program at

Address:  101 West 15th Street at 6th Avenue

Pop-Up Schedule:
Thursday Dec. 5 - Opening Night and Party, from 7-10PM
Friday Dec. 6 from 5-9PM
Sat/Sun Dec 7 – 8, from 11-8 PM
Weekday Evenings: Fri. Dec 6 & Wed. Dec. 10 - Fri Dec. 13, from 5-9 PM
Sat/Sun Dec. 14 -15, from 11-8 PM

Participating Designers:
Angela Gao
Anne Pachan of Cala Ossidiana
Astrid Brucker of Astridland
Auralis Herrero of Auralistudio
Ayaka Nishi
Jakkie Ston of Saltnston
Karina Kallio of Kallio
Katerina Lankova
Ken Writ of Ken Wroy
Kristi Vosbeck
Layla L’Obatti of Between The Sheets
Mandy Kordal of Kordal
Marcia Budet
Melinda Huff of Mirame
Monisha Raha of Love Is Mighty
Nimet of Soham Dave
Nzinga Knight of Nzinga Knight NY
Rehna Pendse of Design Portfolio
Sandra Murphy of Recollection
Sarah Canner of Vespertine
Sarah Carson of Leota
Sena Yang of Sena
Sherita of Viscera NY
Sunghee Bang
Thaddeus Beals
Thea Grant of Bazz de Grant
Eco Artisan Corp

Saturday, November 16, 2013

3D Printing at the Museum of Art & Design

Out of Hand is the first major museum exhibition to focus on computer-assisted production. The exhibit includes more than 80 international artists, architects, and designers, including Ron Arad, Barry X Ball, Zaha Hadid, Stephen Jones, Anish Kapoor, Allan McCollum, Marc Newson, and Roxy Paine. 

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Astridland Presentation at the Apple Store

Fashion Photography with iPhone: Astridland

Fashion designer Astrid Brucker has gone from making costumes for film and television to founding her own women’s fashion line, Astridland, that balances uptown chic with downtown cool. Join the Astridland team, including live models, at this special fashion event to see how they use Apple technology to capture and promote their latest designs.

Tuesday, September 10, 7:00 p.m.

To register scroll down for events to Sept. 10 @ 7 PM

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Fall 2013 Preview

 A Preview of Fall 2013

Saturday, July 27, 2013


Just the thing to beat the heat

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Happy 4th of July!

Here's a preview of my adele dress for fall 2013/14

Angelica rocking red

Monday, June 24, 2013

In Love with this Vintage Dress!

I am in love with this dress from the late 60's or early 70's
at David Owens Vintage on Orchard Street.

The zippers are so fun and I am thinking about the dress 
but got vintage snakeskin Gazelle sunglasses. Couldn't pass them up. 

Monday, May 6, 2013


The Fashion Event Of The Year
Championing The Individual

Christopher Kane
Works by John Galliano, Riccardo Tisci for The House of Givenchy, Zandra Rhodes,
Ann Demeulemeester, Maison Martin Margiela, Rodarte,
Hussein Chalayan,  Alexander McQueen,
Junya Watanabe, Vivienne Westwood, and The CBGB bathroom.

Zandra Rhodes with her dresses

DIY/Hardware chains, safety pins and ball bearings
Bricolage, the construction achieved by using whatever comes to hand as in garbage bags
Graffiti-provoking the establishment
Distressing, tearing and ripping
Ann Demeulemeester


Tuesday, April 30, 2013

World IP Day Celebration

I was honored to display my goddess gown at the 
International Property Day Celebration at Fordham University.

Professor Susan Scafidi " Hopefully the rest of the world can
put a bit of pressure on Washington to be a bit more thoughtful 
with respect to intellectual property and fashion design."

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Stephen Burrows: When Fashion Danced

Stephen Burrows
So ahead of his time, all the clothes look new now. 
Loved the music in the gallery.

The exhibit completely captured the designer's energy.

Museum of the City of New York · 1220 Fifth Avenue, NY, NY 10029

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Ted Baker London's Spring Summer '13 Soiree

Ladies first…
Ted has created a graceful and alluring womenswear
collection replete with feminine elegance that’s sure to make the grade.

No, after you…
For Menswear, Ted’s created an assured, smart and eclectic
collection designed to separate the (gentle)men from the boys.

Schooled in the world of old-fashioned manners and contemporary style,
Ted’s Spring Summer 2013 collection mixes bright colors
and bold prints with simple fabrics and smart silhouettes to teach a fashionable lesson in life.
One of my favorites was this safari print dress with matching purse.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Blanc de Chine Autumn/Winter 2013 Runway Show

This was the best Blanc De Chine show ever featuring great detailing,
 and impeccable craftsmanship in both the men's and women's clothing.