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FASHION: Mahna Mahna



NEW YORK-mahna mahna is a studio service, fashion, and accessories focused showroom that specializes in everything from current collections to rare and vintage period pieces.

Sumiko Enya founded mahna mahna in Tokyo, Japan in 1991. It has since become the leading studio services business in all of Asia, expanding to include nice showrooms throughout Japan and Korea.

mahna mahna is pleased to announce the opening of mahna mahna New York. Ms. Enya has curated some of the worlds most striking silhouettes and coveted collections into a pristine 3,800 square foot showroom in the heart of SoHo at 134 Spring Street. Furthermore her team has assembled a collection of Japan's most sought after collections including Issey Miyake, Yohji Yamamoto, Tsumori Chisato and Toga.

In addition to studio services, mahna mahna also provides personal shopping services as well as in-house stylists.

Access to the showroom is by invitation only and is open to editors, stylist, costume designers, media and talent.

For further information please contact:

mahna mahna
134 Spring Street
room 304
(between Greene & Wooster Streets)
New York, NY 10012
info@mahnany.com









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FASHION: mahna mahna Closet Tour Event


To say the least I was VERY IMPRESSED

A brief over view of what "mahna mahna" is: a professional studio service, which you may have heard of the popular internet studio service Rent The Runway-well mahna mahna is the same idea.

mahna mahna has partnered with NOLCHA this year, which is why they had this event. 

The tour was closed to the general public and invitation only.

Entering the suite to an open floor plan filled with some of the most breath taking fashion known to man, I was greeted and given a membership form. Hung up my coat. Walked in to a quaint nook off to the side of the showroom were they were service mimosas, sparkling water and hors d'oeuvres. The "fitting" area was set up as a seating area for the tour attendees.

Of course the event started fashionably late, but let's not confuse fashionably late with being late-there's a difference!

Two very professional and personable women went through a simple but informative "presentation" if you will, about the history of the company and how the New York studio works different their other studios. Ten minutes into the presentation the ladies decided that the only fair way to get a feel for the studio and see the amazing garments that they were able to acquire at their growing New York location was to have everyone get up and browse the showroom.

When I say the collection of current, vintage and rare pieces they have pulled together for their studio is so astonishingly amazing. They definitely have lots of pieces from gowns to belts that you can't find anywhere else from designers Azzaro to Vivienne Westwood and everyone in between.

One thing that I absolutely loved and stood out to me the most was that of course being that everything is there to be rented there is a set price for every item. But this location is willing to work with you on the pricing and try their best to accommodate your needs. Honestly that is one of the greatest things a company can do is to work with their clients needs, so that sold me on working with them in the future. That is what you call A+ service.

MY OPINION:
For up and coming stylist this may or may not be a great option for you because you do have to pay to use the pieces from their showroom but that can also be a great thing for you because you may not have seasoned relationships with high end designers to pull of some of the amazing looks that they are going for. So if you weigh out your options and you have a decent styling budget mahna mahna is definitely willing to work with your budget.










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FASHION: Alexander Wang for Brooklyn ?


In the latest news...
Alexander Wang has some of the fashion elite in sort of an uproar. 

Wang has decided to have his New York Fashion Week show in... Brooklyn. Yes you heard it right.. BROOKLYN. I can honestly understand the kvetching about traveling to the Brooklyn Navy Yard for Wangs show.

Industry professionals say there aren't many designers with enough stature if you will... to bring the fashion industry elite schlepping across the East River except Wang and Marc Jacobs of course.

“It’s the biggest show in New York, so we’re all going to be covering it — we’re just going to be pissed,” said fashion photographer Hunter Flynn Abrams, who covers the event for his own fashion photography site.
Despite the rapid growth and development that has made in the recent years, Brooklyn is still somewhat a foreign land for the high-powered audience of magazine editors and stylist attending these Fashion Week events.

“I don’t even go over to Brooklyn to visit my good friend,” said fashion stylist and consultant Ann Caruso, who worked at Vogue for six years before starting her own company.

The borough has hosted it's own unaffiliated fashion week for the past six years; which has been greatly ignored by major corporate sponsors and top magazines.

Overall I would say that having a show in Brooklyn during Fashion Week apposite to Manhattan just isn't the smartest move. Schedules during fashion week are very congested and a lot of times you have to miss one show to make another but to travel to Brooklyn in between and back back you are going to have to miss 2-5 shows with travel and show time in account. Not one of the smartest choices in my opinion.

Wang do better!

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FASHION: Outfit of the Day: Snow Day

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FASHION: Jason Christopher Peters NYFW Show Event

New York, NY – On Friday, January 31, 2014, Celebrity Designer Jason Christopher Peters will present his “Beautifully Broken Hearted” Exclusive NY Fashion Week Preview Fashion Show at New York’s edgy and trendy People Lounge, located in the lower east side. Doors open at 8pm, Red Carpet at 8:30pm-9:30pm, and the fashion presentation-show starts at 11:00pm. The fashion show will be a very controversial tribute show to the one and only Miley Cyrus that will rock the fashion industry and leave you speechless. There will be many of New York's taste makers, socialites, fashionistas, and celebs in attendance. There will also be media coverage from around the world including The Examiner, The Nu New York, NBC, Bravo, Prince Magazine, Epoch Times, Onthasixth.com, Compulsive Style and more! Invited guests will mix and mingle while enjoying signature cocktails, desserts and appetizers throughout the evening.

About Jason Christopher Peters:

Since departing an invaluable internship experience led by Betsey Johnson herself, and being a contestant on the reality series "Stylista" produced by Tyra Banks and Project Runway, Peters has hit the ground running. His brand is shaking grounds throughout the fashion industry with his designs featured in covers, tear sheets, and articles for magazines such as People, Cosmopolitan, Star, Us Weekly, OK!, Teen People, Sister to Sister, Face On, Beautiful Girl, Style 101, and many more. His dazzling designs can be seen on the likes of such celebrities such as Recording Artist Omarion, Shontelle, Lori Michaels, Paris Hilton, Actor Stephen Baldwin, DJ Quest, Phaedra Parks of Atlanta Housewives, Janice Combs, Brandy, Kat Deluna, Jersey Shore's Sammie Sweetheart and Angelina, Drita, Big Ang, Karen Gravano, Ramona Rizzo and Renee Graziano of VH1’s Mob Wives, Tracy DiMarco, Corey Eps, and Briella Marie from Style Network's Jerseylicious, to name a few. His collections have also graced television networks such as Fox's American Idol, MTV, ABC, and VH1. 

Instagram: @JasonCPeters
Twitter: @JasonCPeters


To purchase tickets to the event please go to the following links. There are two different options of tickets available; general admission and ultra exclusive VIP admission:


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ENTERTAINMENT: Ciara Confirms Pregnancy

It's official!
Ciara confirms the pregnancy rumors that we all already knew.

Before she decided to confirm:

Over-sizes clothes for the last few weeks.

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FASHION: NOLCHA Fashion Week Schedule

NOLCHA Fashion Week: New York
SCHEDULE
Febuary 10th-13th
February 10th
8:00 PM | Industry Networking Dinner
Location: Cipriani at 55 Wall Street
Pre-fixe dinner meet and greet with the Nolcha Fashion Week: New York team, fashion designers, media and supporters of the independent fashion world.

February 11th
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM | Cocktail Party in partnership with mahna mahna
Location: mahna mahna New York
Cocktail party to announce the winner of mahna NY Style Competition awarding $10,000 mahna mahna New York showroom credit.

February 12th
Location: Pier 59 at West Side Hwy & 18th Street
12:00 PM | Runway Show
Designer: Leka  

3:00 PM | Runway Show
Designers: Katty Xiomara   

5:30 PM | “Ones to Watch” Collective Runway Show

8:30 PM | Runway Show

11:00 PM | Official After-Party
Location: Invitation Only

February 13th
Location: The Empire Hotel Rooftop
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM | Fashion Lounge + Media Brunch
Industry are invited to meet and greet independent fashion brands and enjoy passed light bites and refreshments from smartwater plus with pampering with RUSK.
6:30 PM – 10:00 PM | Closing Event


All information above is subject to change and the sole property of COPYRIGHT © 2013 NOLCHA FASHION WEEK. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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FASHION: NOLCHA Fashion Week Designers

NOLCHA Fashion Week

FEBRUARY 2014














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