Sunday, February 26, 2012


It’s been a busy couple of weeks here at HOUGHTON headquarters! Fashion week has ended, and the debut of the new collection could not have been better. I have known designer, Katharine Polk for the past two years. Her styling work always had an edge- a unique spin on something that would just be ordinary. And that’s exactly the concept she brought while designing Houghton. A beautiful, feminine collection…yet somehow it isn’t typical. The line is filled with a white/cream/blush color palette, with long gowns, asymmetrical hems, tailored tuxedos, and stunning separates. Houghton fills a gap in the marketplace; looks can be worn for bridal, red carpet, or everyday. It’s a collection for the smart, strong and chic woman. Inspirations were drawn from fashion icons Katharine Hepburn, Patti Smith, and Bianca Jagger.

Personally, I thought it was amazing seeing the birth of the collection from a sketch, to selecting fabrics and embellishments, to shooting the look book, to castings and fittings, to a sunny presentation/show held on February 9, 2012 at Avery Fisher Hall in Lincoln Center during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.

L’Oreal Professional created romantic curls for the show, while The Original Beauty Blender team finished the look with stunning make up. The accessories for Houghton added a nice touch to the overall collection. Katharine created hats for the line with designer, Patrick Kavanaugh, and designed with jewelry line, Sequin. Here are some of my favorite shots from the show.

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Photo Credit: Own.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Lacoste FW'12

After attending the Lacoste SS'12 last season at Lincoln Center, I expected athletic, colorful (well, colorful for fall) pieces from the collection. But looking through, I found understated well constructed pieces that leaned more towards the neutrals. I loved it. Both the women's and men's collection was great. It's the fact that you can see the athletic influence in the pieces, but it's still in a way high fashion. There were still a few pops of color, which added much interest for the show. Felipe Oliveira Baptista is carrying on the Lacoste name well.

Some of my favorites:

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Saturday, February 11, 2012

Hello Kitty! @ Sephora.

Hands down, everyone knew my favorite thing in the world growing up was Hello Kitty. And now, along with the many other products she's associated with, Hello Kitty is at Sephora. The line of make up, mirrors, and beauty necessities are as cute as can be. Here are some finds I was drawn to at the store.

Photo Credit: Own,