Thursday, March 26, 2015

EFR Exclusive interview with Marla Ginsburg of MarlaWynne Fashion for HSN

By: Farrah Estrella
Fashion Designer Marla Wynne photo credit Estrella Fashion Report

Former television producer Marla Ginsburg is the creator and founder of MarlaWynne Fashion, an exclusive fashion and jewelry line for HSN. Marla produced many television shows including “The Highlander” and “La Femme Nikita” just to name a few, before changing her career and going into the world of fashion. MarlaWynne Fashions is now the 5th largest selling brand on HSN.

I met Marla today at The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club for breakfast and here is our exclusive interview, check it out!!

1-Tell us about the MarlaWynne Collection exclusively for HSN?
I lived in Paris for many years and learned that I don’t want the clothes to wear you, I want you to wear the clothes. I want my clothes to be a canvas for you. I want people to look at you and say: Wow, you look great!! Instead of saying: Great outfit!!. I want you to be the star. My clothes are comfortable. We focus on easy elegance that travels. I am obsessed with quality and in every collection I always like to do a drama piece whether is a jacket, a sweater or a great scarf. I am very hands on, I design all the clothes that you see on my collections on HSN.

2-You also have a jewelry line, tell us about the inspiration for your jewelry?
I started making jewelry when I was a TV producer in my trailer as a way to relax and calm me down, it was like my knitting. The first piece I designed was this ring that I am wearing, is a family heirloom. I wanted my jewelry to work with the DNA of my brand which is that I want women to be their own designer. My jewelry is architectural, elegant, bold, strong, clean and organic.

3-How has travelling the world and living in Paris influenced your personal style?
While traveling the world throughout Asia and Europe, one of the things I noticed is that women in those parts of the world own their personal style without apologies.
They use the basics to build and layer their personalities. I also learned that style is something that you have or you don’t have. Fashion improves your personal style and I really feel that women are unique and authentic. Just because it fits, it doesn’t mean that you should wear it.

4-What is next for the MarlaWynne brand, what are your future plans?
I have the privilege to serve the core HSN customer but now I want to reach beyond it and reach out to younger women, the plus size market, as well as the Latino and African American market. I have a very democratic brand. I feel like I have the sizes and fit to cater to that audience. Many people don’t know that HSN carries sizes 2 to 3x. I also want to continue to push the envelope and find more ways to improve my quality and keep my prices affordable.

 5-We always like to end our interviews by asking our guest for a favorite quote or words of wisdom, what is yours?
“If you follow all the rules you'll miss all the fun”

Shop for MarlaWynne fashions on HSN.com.
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Check out some of my favorite pieces from her collection below:








Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Spotlight on Hat Designer Philip Treacy

By: Farrah Estrella
Philip Treacy



Philip Treacy is one of the world’s best hat designers, his hats have been worn by European aristocrats and Hollywood royalty.

Some of his clients include: Lady Gaga, Sarah Jessica Parker, Dita Von Teese, Grace Jones, Lorde, Madonna and Beyoncé just to name a few.

Philip’s hats are a work of Art. They have being used for editorials and magazine covers from all over the world including: Vogue, The New Yorker, Time Magazine, Marie Claire and Style.

Born in Ireland, Philip is based out of London. He has also collaborated with some of the top fashion houses in the world including Alexander McQueen, Chanel, Ralph Lauren, Valentino and Donna Karan. You may have also seen his hats in the Harry Porter Films and the Sex and City TV series.

Check our favorite picks from his latest collection for Spring/Summer 2015.


For more information visit his website at www.philiptreacy.co.uk.








Philip Treacy
Philip Treacy Hats



MAC Philip Treacy Makeup Collection for Spring 2015 (Photos)

By: Farrah Estrella

Philip Treacy

MAC Cosmetics latest collaboration is with London based hat designer Philip Treacy.


The dramatic makeup collection has an even more dramatic ad campaign pairing Philip's amazing hats with his new makeup line. 

Check out some of the pictures from the ad campaign below. 


Philip Treacy

Philip Treacy





Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Blogger Nadia Aboulhosn X Boohoo Spring Collection Lookbook (Photos)

By: Farrah Estrella
Nadia Aboulhosn
Blogger Nadia Aboulhosn

Fashion Blogger and model Nadia Aboulhosn has teamed up with UK based online retailer Boohoo.com to design a 20 piece capsule collection for Spring 2015.

Nadia said about the collaboration: “It has been such an amazing experience working with boohoo, they encourage me to be as creative as possible and I really appreciate that. The collection is inspired by my personal style; minimal androgynous with a touch of glamour, it’s all about body confidence and feeling strong in what you wear”.

Boohoo.com is an online fashion retailer that offers styles for men and women including plus sizes (16 to 24).

The collection is available now on the Boohoo.com website.

Check out some of the pictures from the Lookbook below.









Nadia Aboulhosn
Blogger Nadia Aboulhosn



Monday, March 23, 2015

EFR Entrevista exclusiva con la modelo y reportera Dominicana Raengel Solis

By: Farrah Estrella
Model Raengel Solis
Model Raengel Solis
La modelo y reportera del tiempo del canal Telemundo Tampa nos dio una entrevista exclusiva en la cual nos conto sobre su carrera, sus planes futuros y su experiencia como candidata en el programa  de “Nuestra Belleza Latina”. Lean nuestra exclusiva entrevista con ella aqui:

1-Cuando y como comenzaste tu carrera en el modelaje?
Comence en el año 2007 en el reality show "Nuestra Belleza Latina" de alli firme con una agencia de modelos en Nueva York y hice algunos trabajos pero fue en el 2010 cuando firme con Benz Models Talent & Agency aqui en Tampa y en el 2011 con Stella Jay Brown. Ambas agencias fueron las que le abrieron paso a mi carrera como modelo.

2-Cuentanos un poco de tu experiencia en el programa de “Nuestra Belleza Latina”?
Nuestra Belleza Latina fue algo que cambio mi vida, una experiencia inolvidable. Yo era una joven de 21 años sin ningun tipo de experiencia en concursos de belleza, algo nuevo para mi. Todavia lo recuerdo como el primer dia, mis miedos, mis dudas, mis ganas de triunfar , competir con 75  Latinas mas hermosas del pais no fue tarea facil, cuando eligieron a las 12 finalista  no me lo creia y acepte con madurez lo que  implicaba representar a mi pais la Republica Dominica y a los Latinos en este concurso. Ser la primera y unica Dominicana en el show tampoco lo fue, pero si te puedo decir que me disfrute cada momento, cada instante, luche cada segundo para llegar a la final y lo logre. De este reality show no solo me llevo momentos buenos sino tambien conservo buenas amistades. Lo mas dificil fue romper con el esquema y estereotipo de reinas que estan acostumbrados a ver, siendo yo una mujer de color y pelo ondulado, entendi que la competencia iba a ser aun mucho mas dificil. Con el tiempo dentro de la competencia fueron cosas que supere y me empeñe en aprender, crecer y prepararme para ser una candidata fuerte. Los conocimientos adquiridos los aplico a mi dia a dia ya que gracias a Dios, Nuestra Belleza Latina fue quien puso mi nombre a la vista publica y siempre me sentire agradecida por la oportunidad y por todo el apoyo que el publico me brindo.

3-Estas trabajando para Telemundo Tampa, como ha sido esta experiencia para ti hasta ahora?
Si, ya llevo 4 años con" Telemundo Tampa" desde el 2011 comence en un programa local de variedades llamado "Hola Ciudad TV" como presentadora principal y el año pasado 2014 me ofrecieron ser la "Reportera del tiempo y entretenimiento” para el nuevo noticiero de Telemundo Tampa, "Telenoticias Tampa". Ser reportera del tiempo no es tarea facil, se debe estar bien prepararada, no se usa prompter y se hace en una pared verde, sincronizar los movimientos, el cambio de graficas , leer y decir lo que ves fue algo que me tomo aprender aproximadamente 2 semanas. Siempre escuche que era la parte mas dificil del noticiero y realmente lo comprobe, se debe ser bien natural y tener el don de improvisacion, ya despues de 6 meses al aire me gusta mas, es divertido y mas aqui en la florida que el clima puede variar de un dia a otro, me sigo preparando para siempre informar y tener la certeza de lo que estoy hablando. Es un reto para mi, algo que nunca habia hecho en mi carrera y de verdad que me encanta, a Telemundo Tampa le agradezco mucho por esta nueva oportunidad.

4-Cuales son tus futuros planes?
Quiero seguir preparandome para que en un futuro pueda ser presentadora de noticias y tambien poder explorar y tener la oportunidad de llegar a la network, siempre hablo de mis proyectos cuando son un hecho. Pero a parte del trabajo pues dentro de mis planes esta en casarme y tener hijos.

 5- Simpre terminamos nuestras entrevistas piendole a nuestro invitado que nos diga alguna frase o palabras de inspiracion, cual es la tuya?  
“El unico fracaso en la vida es olvidar ser fiel a si mismo”. –Paulo Coelho.

















Thursday, March 19, 2015

Eva Mendes Spring 2015 Collection for NY & Company

By: Farrah Estrella
Eva Mendes Collection

Latina actress Eva Mendes has been collaborating with NY & Company for a while now to bring you sophisticated, feminine clothing and accessories. Many of you may not know that NY & Company carries up to a size 18 in clothing, pretty cool!!..they also have petite clothing.

The new Eva Mendes Spring Collection is fun, glamorous, delicate and pretty. The color palette she used was green, yellow, purple with some floral prints and black and white stripes. She used lace for the dresses and chiffon for the blouses. The pencil skirts are very flattering and fashion forward.

Check out some of our favorite looks from the collection below.

Shop for the Eva Mendes Collection at www.nyandcompany.com.










Tuesday, March 17, 2015

JIBRI Spring 2015 Collection Lookbook (Photos)

By: Farrah Estrella
JIBRI


Atlanta based plus size designer JIBRI by Jasmine Alder released their latest lookbook today for the Spring 2015 collection.

If you are not familiar with JIBRI know that her signature pieces are midi skirts and jumpsuits, they are of course part of the new collection but so are long dresses, and a white t-shirt dress that is very elegant and chic. The brand also has luxurious fabrics and great fit.

Check out the pictures below, what are your favorite pieces?

Shop for JIBRI at www.JIBRIonline.com.