From NY To LA – Hallie Sara

Backstage - Hallie Sara

It was backstage of the opening night of the ‘Art Heart Fashion’ event where I was introduced to the surprisingly chic fashion pieces of designer Hallie Sara that harken back to the sophisticated glamour that embodied 1920’s French cafe culture. Continue Reading

ArtHeartFashion Launch Party 2014 LAFW

The Launch Party of 'Art Heart Fashion' at the W Hotel Hollywood.

Last night marked the ‘official’ start of Los Angeles Fashion Week Spring 2014 at the W Hotel in Hollywood with the launch party of ‘Art Heart Fashion’ a event that provides runway space for designers who treat their fashion as works of art. Continue Reading

YouTube’s P’trique: Transforming Fears into Fashion

As I walk down the avenue past boutiques to my intended destination of Moods of Norway for this interview, I see the subject of my inquiry materialize inside the shop sitting at a table. P’trique is one of the better-known Youtube personalities, a sassy transsexual who spots a full six-inch red beard with a platinum blonde wig. Besides being an individual one can’t quickly forget after meeting, P’trique earned his fame making Fashion Police style videos on Youtube on the latest runway shows from New York to London. Mainstream pop culture was recently exposed to P’trique when he was featured a guest judge on America’s Next Top Model. Continue Reading

From Urban Expressions To Gatsby Girls – Swatch 2013 Fall / Winter Preview

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Fashion Insider Justin Howard goes behind the scenes at the Swatch Fall/Winter 2013 Preview to check out the new ‘Urban Expression’ line. Continue Reading

The Today Show’s Jill Martin Launches New Line

Jill Martin Garment Bag with Little Black Dress Design

When I heard that fashion correspondent Jill Martin of “The Today Show” had launched a new line in partnership with QVC, I simply had to take a look for myself. 

On that note, here are my favorites from her line ‘The Martin Project’ What do you think? Continue Reading

Welcome to the “Emerald City”

Joe Vilaiwan, The “Emerald City" Collection

During a recent trip to the El Paseo Fashion Week in Palm Springs, I had the pleasure of running into the couture designer Joe Vilaiwan. During our chat, Joe told me how he was commissioned by Disney, the Hollywood studio to create the ‘official’ jewelry line for their newest film “Oz, The Great & Powerful.” Continue Reading