So as promised, I’ll give you the best of what I saw at Brooklyn Fashion Weekend! Several designers showed, but I only saw a handful…out of those only two caught my eye.
First designer that you should know is Joan Vaccianna (www.vaccianna.com), who says on her website that, “lights from hard core steel buildings [and] the pulse of trains underground,” inspired this contemporary collection tailored for the young woman with edge.
The collection featured sheer knits and ruffled satin tops worn with pencil skirts…


Evening and cocktail dresses fashioned out of everything from skin clinging leather to more forgiving chiffon and satin…
..and sultry frocks with short hemlines and tailored bodices.
The final walk…

…not quite avant garde, but very promising. And her work with leather is in fact different–I look forward to seeing more! Keep posted on Vaccianna by going to www.vaccianna.com or its Myspace page, www.myspace.com/dezinez4u.

I also enjoyed designer’s Miss Bruno’s presentation (www.missbruno.com). The collection consisted exclusively of overwhelming, eye catching scarves, perfect for spring weather.

The ample fabric allows one to pull the scarf over the head to fashion a hood…
…colors like coral and cream pop against more demure backdrops. And boys…don’t sleep! This works for you as well…
I caught the final walk:

It’s always great to discover new talent; and an event like Brooklyn Fashion Weekend allows us to see the next big thing. Next stop, the Tents of Bryant Park!

Fashion, News, and What Nots

*Miss Bruno’s designs are available on their website! A few of my favorites:
Top Row: Peze Cafe, $50; Delancey Blues, $110.

Bottom Row: Rupees & Yen, $60; U-Carmen, $40.
All at www.missbruno.com. No lie, I’m thinking of getting a coral creation. $40 is a steal for unique style!
*The Wall Street Journal on the business of selling
Lauren Conrad. Am I the only one slightly annoyed by her? She’s super cute, but talent? Questionable. My two cents! [WSJ]
*Should I get a reality show too? Just askin… (rhetorically, of course)
*One of our favorite bad girls, Eve…
is set to help design Cartier’s ‘love’ bangles. [Fashionista]