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The Style That Binds Us Introduction
 
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Mother Daughter Duo, Alison Bruhn & Delia Folk are bringing you The Style That Binds Us YouTube Channel. This is an introduction video explaining what you will find from this channel. We each have fashion lifestyle blogs that serve as go to sources for insider tips & industry interviews. Alison is a national stylist and Delia works in the buying office at a luxury retailer. Fashion is art and art is fashion. We are going to share with you the creativity, pace, energy, inspiration & fabulous world that encompasses fashion & art. We invite you to subscribe to our YouTube channel, The Style That Binds Us. We will post weekly on Sunday's. We can't wait to share all we have in store for you! https://www.thestylethatbindsus.com https://www.alisonbruhn.com http://www.deliafolk.com @alisonbruhn @deliafolk @thestylethatbindsus Contact emails: [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected]
Sandy Linter - Iconic Makeup Artist of Jackie'O, Brooke Shields & more!
 
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We were so pleased to interview the iconic makeup artist, Sandy Linter at Rita Hazan salon. Sandy has worked as a makeup artist since the 70s and was 1 of 5 MUAs in the city, which today there are millions it seems! She has worked with the top magazines, editors, celebrities, models, influencers & photographers in the industry. She can count Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Barbara Walters, Brooke Shields, Christie Brinkley, Elizabeth Hurley, Hugh Grant and many more incredible people as clients. She perfected her disco beauty look from her Studio 54 days. She grew up in Staten Island & moved to NYC as soon as she could. Her mom got subscriptions to all the high-fashion magazines. She loved makeup, but didn't know what to do with it. When Sandy would look through the magazines, she could look at the makeup and figure out how to achieve the look in the magazine. Sandy did her mother's makeup before she went to work. Sandy did one of the Vogue editor's makeup who then wrote a 2 page article feature on her in Vogue. After that, she was working with Vogue. The most iconic shoot Sandy worked on was a shoot for Andy Warhol's Interview Magazine where Debbie Harry was on the cover. Advice for an aspiring makeup artist: work with a company or salon, don't just work as a freelancer. Sandy is the author of 2 books. "Makeup Wakeup" & "Disco Beauty". For the first 30 years of Sandy's career, she made up women in their 20s. Then, Sandy started working with women older than that and she found they related to her. It is a great book if you'd like to update your makeup look. Disco Beauty was a labor of love book. She would be booked during the day with the best photographers & models and at the end of the day they would do a shoot for the book. If you are doubting where you should update your makeup, go to a makeup professional for advice. https://ritahazan.com https://www.amazon.com/Makeup-Wakeup-Revitalizing-Paperback-Common/dp/B0050SNHEI https://www.amazon.com/Disco-Beauty-Nighttime-Sandy-Linter/dp/0671251465 https://www.thestylethatbindsus.com/ @thestylethatbindsus @alisonbruhn @deliafolk Contact emails: [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected]
Style Hack: How to Find Your Everyday Look
 
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As part of THE STYLE THAT BINDS US mother/daughter duo, Alison Bruhn, an in-demand stylist and wardrobe consultant, shares tips on how to dress effortlessly and create a chic, easy everyday look. No more stressing in the morning, as you are trying to get out the door. No more looking in your closet and saying, “I have so many clothes, but nothing to wear”. There are ways to mix and match basic core pieces from your wardrobe to build the perfect look for you. Watch this video to find out how! https://www.thestylethatbindsus.com https://www.alisonbruhn.com http://www.deliafolk.com @alisonbruhn @deliafolk @thestylethatbindsus Contact emails: [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected]
HOW TO GROCERY SHOP LIKE A HEALTH & WELLNESS CHEF
 
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Tips on how to eat healthy from a health chef We met Julia Chebotar of Health Chef Julia through a female-focused networking group called Six Degrees Society. She cooks for event, retreats, dinner parties, your meals for the week and more. She was the one who pushed us to combine and start a business together. Delia has worked with her before where she curates a personalized menu, orders the groceries and cooks/cleans for you for a week's worth of food. We wanted her to take us through the grocery (Brooklyn Fare) to give us tips on which brands to choose, how to eat seasonally, what we should be eating that is healthy and more. A lot of times you think you are making the right choice, but it actually may not be as healthy as you'd think. Julia tells her clients what to eat, how to eat and life a healthier lifestyle with easy swaps. Hiring Julia as a personal chef isn't as expensive as one might think! Head over to our blog post (link below) for a special TSTBU menu you can use for your weekly meal planning! https://thestylethatbindsus.com/eating-healthy-in-our-busy-lives/ What is the best on-the-go breakfast option? Overnight oats - coconut milk, almond milk, nut butters (almond butter, peanut butter), nuts, seeds, no fruit. What produce should you not buy in the winter months? Melons What gelatin product can I use that is vegan? Add an apple peel to something you want congealed. It can thicken up a sauce When is the best time of the day to eat fruit? The morning; after 12pm, fruit turns sugar to fat in your body. Women sometimes eat too much fruit. Have a green juice in the morning How to eat healthy if you're working from home/Meal prep tips? Buy kale, lettuce and arugula in 3 different containers so you have a salad base. Have 4 different toppings. Roast a bunch of veggies on one sheet try. Roast a bunch of them and create a new salad mix each day. You can also make a stew or soup in a crockpot & freeze it What does natural entail? This is mostly a marketing term. For example, if you are going to eat dried fruit, make sure it doesn't have sugar. Can find them at Whole Foods, Trader Joes. It is and should be natural. Low fat, fat free, etc are marketing terms What squash should we eat? Kabocha (Japanese pumpkin) - cut in half and peel it with a peeler. Put it in the microwave for 30 seconds which softens it up so the knife goes right through, Delicata Squash - good for side dish for meal prep, take knife and cut it horizontally in rings. Can use a spoon to carve out the seeds Do you know what "enriched" or "engrained" on a food label actually means? it is another marketing term. It was stripped of its nutrients (that it already had) and everything was put back in with a chemical process What is the best almond milk brand? Elmhurst; make sure to get the unsweetened version What is a good brand option for grains? Bob's Red Mill; Buckwheat is a good grain option Should I avoid dairy? Goat milk or sheep milk or a local farm for example, Ronny Brook Farm. Have dairy in moderation Best yogurt choice? Don't buy fat free or low fat, only whole milk because they are stripped of nutrients and full of sugars and chemicals https://healthchefjulia.com http://brooklynfare.com https://www.thestylethatbindsus.com/ @thestylethatbindsus @alisonbruhn @deliafolk Contact emails: [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected]
The one piece you're missing in your wardrobe - Spring Outerwear
 
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Thank you Michelle Waugh for letting us borrow these S19 pieces! Most people view spring outerwear as an afterthought, but it is actually really important. They don't take into consideration that restaurants, shops, planes, rainy days, etc will be cold inside & outside. Sometimes people don't think they need coats or jackets in the spring. In March when chilly, but definitely is spring, you don't want to be wearing your dark colored wool coats. You can jazz up your look and still be warm for spring. Look#1 The Spring Trench: we are both wearing floral print ones. It is great with jeans and a cami or tee and sneakers. Wear some fun jewelry. Prints for spring are a huge trend plus feminine colors. Look#2 The Trench Dress: the same piece can be worn as a dress. This would be a thoughtful purchase because it is versatile and can be worn in so many different ways. Look#3 The Blazer: you'll see a lot of plaid and also matching suiting this spring summer 2019. When purchasing a blazer, pick one that is right for your body type. You can pick a boyfriend style or one that accentuates the waist. You can wear it with jeans, a LBD (little black dress), summery shoes, etc. It is lightweight, but adds warmth so you aren't chilly Look#4 The chic raincoat: If you buy only one jacket, you need an all-weather jacket. It can be a seasonless one, it is water-repellent so, perfect for a rainy day. It is good looking enough to be a part of your outfit. You can put it with a white tee, tennis shoes and jeans or dress it up more. Link to our shoppable blog post in case you need some spring outerwear or an update for this coming season. https://thestylethatbindsus.com/here-comes-spring-are-you-ready/ https://michellewaugh.com https://www.thestylethatbindsus.com/ @thestylethatbindsus @alisonbruhn @deliafolk Contact emails: [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected]
How to wear the 70s Trend without having to purchase all new pieces
 
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In this style tutorial from TSTBU, we explore the 70’s trend and how to wear it if you love the 70’s vibe! Alison explains that you don’t have to buy everything new to create your version of a trend you love. You probably have some pieces in your closet now that can be mixed with one or two new pieces or accessories to create the total look. Key pieces in this trend are a wide leg pant, a flare or wide leg jean, hoop earrings, platform heels and scarves. “Scarf dressing” is super big right now, either in the form of a dress, skirt or blouse. You can also wear a silk scarf around the neck, tied around the head or even as a halter (in warm weather) to rock the look of the 70’s! After you watch the video, head to your closet and create your own version of this glamorous trend! Link to our shoppable blog post - https://thestylethatbindsus.com/how-to-wear-the-70s-trend-without-having-to-purchase-new-items/ https://www.thestylethatbindsus.com/ @thestylethatbindsus @alisonbruhn @deliafolk Contact emails: [email protected] [email protected]dsus.com [email protected] [email protected]
Catherine Smith’s Career Journey - Founder of Emerging Designer Ecommerce Site Plan De Ville
 
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I am thrilled to share with you the career journey of Catherine Smith, Founder & CEO of Plan de Ville (PDV), which is an ecommerce site featuring emerging brands. In this video, Catherine gives tips for important things to remember when starting a business. She has worked in editorial, with a designer, commercial print modeling and as a stylist. She is highly educated which allows her to have authority and a strong point-of-view on the fashion industry. Subscribe to The Style That Binds Us YouTube channel for weekly tips, trends and interviews behind the scenes in the fashion industry and beyond. The full episode can be found on The Delia Folk Podcast (links below). iTunes/Apple Podcasts https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-delia-folk-podcast/id1385819832?mt=2 Google Play https://play.google.com/music/m/I3ba4kfis3bxqhktotwegukdxou?t=The_Delia_Folk_Podcast Stitcher http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=186951&refid=stpr Android http://subscribeonandroid.com/thedeliafolkpodcast.libsyn.com/rss https://plandevillenyc.com www.deliafolk.com www.thestylethatbindsus.com https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChFVuT_XmJMPPnrK7rjGbIw @plandeville @catherinepdv @deliafolk @thestylethatbindsus https://www.wmagazine.com https://www.brides.com https://www.loyola.edu https://www.aup.edu https://www.newschool.edu/parsons/ https://www.columbia.edu https://www.instagram.com/?hl=en https://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journals/view-Article,id=21086/ Contact emails: [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected]
LBD - THE ONE PIECE THAT’S MISSING IN YOUR CLOSET
 
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The Extraordinary Power of the Little Black Dress (LBD) Blog post with shoppable looks from the video in case you need anything! : https://thestylethatbindsus.com/little-black-dress/ We feel strongly about creating a core wardrobe for women. This is the first thing Alison does when working with her personal styling clients. When mom is in women's closets, she asks them to show her their most simple little black dress, however, they often don't have the perfect one we are describing today. What to remember when looking for a LBD: Look for the most simple black dress you can find that fits you well. You can make A TON of outfits out of this one piece instead of having a lot of different kinds of black dresses. The dress Delia is wearing is by L'Agence. In the first look (the most casual), she is wearing Golden Goose Sneakers paired with an Acne Studios Motorcycle Jacket. (Watch our video on 4 ways to style a moto jacket here: https://youtu.be/9LKZuJ4BcRA). This is a great look for running around town: going to the grocery, driving carpool, etc. The bucket bag is by Mansur Gavriel. For the second look (still a casual look), we added an Opening Ceremony bomber jacket paired with the Golden Goose sneaker. To dress this up, we added a red velvet Gucci bag and Christian Louboutin black suede booties. For a business meeting or if you want to be taken seriously and to be heard, we changed to an Altuzarra black blazer with gold buttons. A key to dressing this up as well, is changing the jewelry from silver to gold. We added a black and gold Fendi bag and a YSL printed bootie. The next look is funky casual and comfortable. We added a Derek Lam sweater and a Gigi Burris hat. (Watch our interview with Gigi here:https://youtu.be/GI4l_ciWEys) (Also, watch the "Find The Right Hat For Your Face Shape" video here: https://youtu.be/_ixPgsn42ok) (Link to our podcast episode with Gigi Burris: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-style-that-binds-us/id1385819832?mt=2). Gigi's hats are worn by Lady Gaga, Rihanna and more. Delia changed into a fringe Yves Saint Laurent bootie, but this could also be worn with the Golden Goose sneaker. You can change the dress out for jeans on a trip for example. For the final look, we take it to cocktail attire. We added an organza sheer shawl (sheer is a huge trend for S19!) and a fringe Manolo Blahnik heel. You can wrap the shawl in multiple ways and we added a black Dior bag with statement earrings as well as other special jewelry pieces. The bag is the red velvet Gucci bag. Multiple ways to wear the black dress 5 ways to wear the little black dress How to style that little black dress Functional, fashionable, versatile, style icon: The Little Black Dress https://www.thestylethatbindsus.com/ @thestylethatbindsus @alisonbruhn @deliafolk Contact emails: [email protected] [email protected] [email protected]tbindsus.com [email protected]
Six Ways To Style The Iconic Black Pump
 
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In this tutorial video, Delia Folk (a fashion buyer in the luxury space)and Alison Bruhn (a national wardrobe stylist) of TSTBU (The Style That Binds Us) give tips on how to wear the legendary black pump, a must-have piece when building a core wardrobe. You will learn quick, easy, stylish ways to incorporate these looks into your wardrobe with pieces from your own closet! Link to Look Book of pumps: https://hueandstripe.com/catalog/200H&SexCE https://www.thestylethatbindsus.com/ https://www.alisonbruhn.com/ http://www.deliafolk.com/ @thestylethatbindsus @alisonbruhn @deliafolk Contact emails: [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected]
WHAT DO GIGI HADID AND RIHANNA HAVE IN COMMON?
 
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How To Find The Right Hat For Your Face Shape Do certain hats work better with different face shapes? Yes! We walk you through in our latest video with Gigi Burris! Learn all about Gigi Burris on our Industry Interview YouTube video with her below - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GI4l_ciWEys&t=318s The universal hat... The Regan hat is one of their most universally flattering styles because it has an average crown hat with a 2 1/2 inch brim. Can work well with a slender and long face shape, but if you have a wider face, you want to go with a wider brim. For the wider face... Go with a wider brim. If you are petite, sometimes wider brims can overwhelm you so be mindful of stature as well as face. The Jeanne would work well here. For the formal look... The Requiem Fedora with a sloped brim and more structured. For the petite woman... Shorter brim could work here, especially if your hair is long in length. The Nell would would well here. For the Greek Fisherman's hat... If you don't want a brim at all. It also keeps you warm. A more casual look, called The Georgie. For the hat you can fit in your purse... If you don't want any structure, they also have The Ella Beret. For the fancy baseball cap... The Ana Cap is great if you like to bop around town in a baseball cap. It is made of felt and is seamless. It gives you the sporty look. The surprise!!! Gigi Burris collaborated with Disney for Mickey Mouse's 90th birthday. This is close to home for her since she grew up in Florida. The collection is sold on her website and also at Nordstrom Space. There are 3 hat styles: M90 Fedora takes inspiration from Mickey Mouse's ears, The Greek Fisherman Cap 1928 inspired by Steamboat Willie and Signature Mickey which is a 14k gold headband inspired by his hairline silhouette. Sarah Jessica Parker wore the piece which is a handmade veil, for a more couture look. http://gigiburris.com https://gigiburris.com/collections/disney-x-gigi-burris https://shop.nordstrom.com/content/space-gigi-burris?queryChange=true https://www.thestylethatbindsus.com/ @thestylethatbindsus @alisonbruhn @deliafolk Contact emails: [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] Filmed & Edited by Apto Media Videographer: Brandon Cobian Editor: Anneliese Gartner email: [email protected]
How To Empower Women Through Dressing With Chelsea Goldman of CF. Goldman
 
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Chelsea Goldman is the Founder and Creative Director of the emerging designer RTW brand, CF. Goldman, which launched in Spring 2015. She interned at Celine, Narcisco Rodriguez and Proenza Schouler. She went to London College of Fashion and Central St. Martins. Chelsea is from New York City. She plans to expand her collection into other categories at some point. Her advice for starting out in the fashion industry is to be the hardest worker and do what is asked of you with a positive attitude. She uses a lot of corsets in her collections and gets her inspiration from 18th century paintings. She discusses what her role as Creative Director is like. Fashion isn't as glamorous as it seems! You'll get a lot of scoop on her internships working at such incredible companies with these industry figures. The full interview can be found on The Style That Binds Us Podcast. https://www.thestylethatbindsus.com/ https://www.alisonbruhn.com/ http://www.deliafolk.com/ @thestylethatbindsus @alisonbruhn @deliafolk Links to The Style That Binds Us Podcast where the full interview can be found: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-delia-folk-podcast/id1385819832?mt=2 https://play.google.com/music/m/I3ba4kfis3bxqhktotwegukdxou?t=The_Delia_Folk_Podcast http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=186951&refid=stpr http://subscribeonandroid.com/thedeliafolkpodcast.libsyn.com/rss Edited by Apto Media email: [email protected]
CRAZY ABOUT ART AND FASHION? Don’t miss this!
 
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Miami Art Basel 2018 Vlog#2 It is our first time at Art Basel Miami because December is such a busy month! For the fashion calendar, that means Pre Fall market and for moms, it means time to get ready for Christmas. Art Basel is a world-renowned art fair which started in Basel, Switzerland. The art fair is in the Miami Convention Center and is HUGE. When you're at an art fair, you are looking at the people and what they are wearing, the artwork, etc, so it is overstimulating visually. We also ran into a bunch of people that we know! It seemed as if New York City packed up and moved to Miami for the week. It is hard to soak it all in and figure out what is the most important thing to focus on. Do we want to see all of the art or spend time at one gallery's booth and make a connection, meet the artists, etc? It is a really creative crowd and everyone looks interesting. The way they dress & express themselves is fascinating - it really is a visual feast! There are also lots of smaller art fairs as well - Aqua Art Fair, NADA Art Fair (New Art Dealers), Untitled Art Fair, Design Miami, Pulse Art Fair and Scope Art Fair. Miami Art Week has a huge fashion element as well. We love seeing how the art world collaborates with the fashion world. There are lots of pop ups and the week is filled with back-to-back events all happening at once all over town. We had the mindset of "we will get to what we get to and enjoy it while we are there" instead of having FOMO about should we be at another event. Traffic is crazy in Miami this week! There is such little time to eat. We love trying new spots to tell you about and got to go to some, but most of the time we were running around! The first day after getting up at 3am to travel to Miami, we had lunch and no time for dinner, but expected there to be light bites at the events, which there were not, so we didn't end up eating again after lunch and didn't go to bed until 12am that night! Of course, we need to eat to have fuel and energy. All the events have open bars, which we don't care about. We just want to be fed! We are honored when people invite us to be a part of our events, especially artists we greatly admire. The artist Stephen Wilson invited us to the opening of Aqua Art Fair, which we thought was in the Design District, so we weren't able to go. We later found out the art fair was very close to the Delano hotel where we were, which greatly upset us, but it was one of the learnings we had to go through being there for the first time! There is a piece of his artwork at the Eden Roc hotel with butterflies. Why are we at Miami Art Basel? We are here to learn about new artists, art galleries and to see art and get inspired. We attended a lot of panels about being an artist in today's world which was really interesting. We want to be around people in the art world to understand their viewpoint of what is happening in art today and also what will happen in the future. We want to continue to establish our existing relationships and also connect with new people. We want to travel, try new restaurants to tell you where to eat, find out about cute shops, etc. We want to discover new things and tell you about them, not: "look at us on our fabulous trip, we are so cool, look at these clothes a designer sent us to wear"! It should all be informational, for example, telling you about the designer's that lent us clothes. In this video, Alison is wearing a cardigan from Pepa Pombo which is a Columbian knitwear designer and Delia is wearing La DoubleJ. We adore these brands and the designers behind them. We won't post anything that you'd be disappointed about if you went or bought, etc. We want to find out new and exciting things we believe in that we want to bring to you so you can be a part of the fun. http://ladoublej.com http://pepapombo.com https://www.stephenwilsonstudio.com https://www.morganshotelgroup.com/delano/delano-south-beach?utm_source=Google%20My%20Business&utm_medium=Website%20Button&utm_campaign=South%20Beach https://www.thestylethatbindsus.com/ @thestylethatbindsus @alisonbruhn @deliafolk Contact emails: [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected]
HOW TO WEAR PRINTS THE RIGHT WAY!
 
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How To Find The Right Print Size For You How do you find the right print size for you? A lot of times, you will see a print when you are shopping and fall in love with it, but not consider if it is the right size/scale for you. You can always add a jacket to tone it down. Think of your face as a pattern. Notice the shape of your eyes/eyebrows and how much space are between your facial features. Delia has medium high contrast between the print and her skin, so the print can be a medium high contrast - meaning a light color for the background and a dramatic dark color for the print or vice versa. This way when people look at you and will think it is visually pleasing instead of visual noise where people will be distracted. Alison has high contrast between hair & skin and larger features. You can consider lace a print. https://www.thestylethatbindsus.com/ @thestylethatbindsus @alisonbruhn @deliafolk Contact emails: [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected]
FROM CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN TO HER OWN JEWELRY LINE
 
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Industry interview with jewelry designer Monica Sordo on switching careers & her own brand Monica Sordo grew up in Venezuela and was surrounded by the materials used in her designs in her father's design workshop. She went to school for fashion styling & merchandising in Milan. She worked at Marie Claire Spain as an accessories & fashion editor and in PR at Christian Louboutin before founding her own line. A lot of inspiration comes from her background and growing up in Caracas, Venezuela. Architecture is a huge inspiration for her. When she was a child, she loved playing office and being the boss wearing her mom's high heels and her father's briefcase. She wanted to work in fashion as an editor. All the people she worked with always told her they could see her starting her own brand. From her past work experiences, she was able to start her jewelry brand. She knows the needs of an editor and also how to work with press. Working as an editor involved a lot of boxes and garment bags. You get to meet talented people, get to discover creativity, get to travel, go to fashion shows & events. There is A LOT of work behind it. She loves when she gets to shoot her campaigns because she gets to style again when she was an editor. She is a designer and creative director. Traveling constantly & attending the shows was an important way to discover new talent when she was an editor. She loves to travel and be in constant movement. She finds inspiration in everything she sees. It is a melting pot of experiences. Sometimes she doesn't even realize where the inspiration comes from and something will later remind her she referenced that when designing. Christian Louboutin is an amazing human being. She worked with them when they were landing in the US and growing. She was a PR Assistant. She learned about wholesale and market week. So many boxes were coming. She never saw so many shoes in her life. As an editor she was used to fashion week and presentations, not market week. Buyers have a budget and they come to invest in the next season. She came from being a well-known editor in Madrid. She hasn't worked in English before, so she needed to now send work emails. It was challenging and interesting. It was a great time for the brand. After 2 years of working at Louboutin, she decided to start her own brand. Her father had an industrial workshop and loves creating new things. Her mom always wanted to work in fashion, but she worked in finance. She is a jewelry designer as well as Monica. Monica has the workshop, she has her mom and she wanted to do something on her own. It was organic. It took her time to research and find her own style. Monica has the faith in herself and the strength to do what she does today. She worked with her mom's jewelers to get started. Everything is possible. You need to find a way to make it functional. Design isn't an easy road. You have to do a lot of research. Her first store was FiveStory. Monica has a strong point-of-view. This is important, because you don't want your brand to look like other brands. She is influenced by Art Deco and Pre-Columbian civilizations. Her pieces are all one-of-a-kind because they are hand cut for each of the pieces. The natural stones will have different colors which adds a big value to the pieces. She loves architecture, monumental, feminine and flirty. It is an interesting mix. They work mostly with brass with inlay work and all-natural stones. Most stones are sourced naturally in Peru, Ecuador or Brazil. When you cut the stones, anything can be happening inside, more of one color, may be glassy or full of lines. They innovate with their artisans and create new styles with them. It is important to know how the calendar works. It is really challenging, because the timing is set and not flexible. You need to be organized and make sure your team understands the importance. You have to divide your season into having time to design and develop while selling the collection you designed before. Need to understand you need to be flexible with yourself. Need to make it happen. It is challenging to have the collections ready on time. Monica is good at visualizing. She loves designing while moving, for example on the subway. She loves the rush, movement, energy and all the people inspire her. She has her best ideas walking around. She is designing constantly. 3 months before market, it is time to sit down and design. To make her pieces, she needs to sit down in the workshop with her team and talk about weights/lengths, position where the post is going to be, etc. Lots of manual work in the workshop. https://www.monicasordo.com https://www.marie-claire.es http://christianlouboutin.com http://fivestoryny.com http://cfda.com https://www.thestylethatbindsus.com/ @thestylethatbindsus @alisonbruhn @deliafolk Contact emails: [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected]
4 Ways To Style A Moto Jacket
 
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In this video, Alison and Delia, the mother-daughter duo behind “The Style That Binds Us” media brand, talk about the Moto jacket and how to wear this “Hero” piece, showing looks for dressing up for a glam night out on the town, or dressing down for the ultimate casual cool. Link to the video where we give six ways to style that iconic black pump. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WelyupIFKIo&t=5s Link to the lookbook with different motorcycle jacket options so you can get one too (if you don't already have)! https://hueandstripe.com/catalog/200H&SiohF https://www.thestylethatbindsus.com/ https://www.alisonbruhn.com/ http://www.deliafolk.com/ @thestylethatbindsus @alisonbruhn @deliafolk Contact emails: [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected]
How to start a jewelry brand without going to school for it with MATEO New York
 
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Mateo New York is a lifestyle brand including fine jewelry, handbags, candles and perfume, with lots more in store. He is from Jamaica and later moved to New York City. He was a 2017 CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund Finalist. There is a MATEO New York Boutique in Soho on Elizabeth Street. He has shown at New York Fashion Week, but mostly shows at Paris Fashion Week in Coco Chanel's apartment with the other American's in Paris. His pieces are simple, clean, wearable and affordable. Great artists like Alexander Calder and Kandinsky inspire him. His jewelry can be spotted on Imaan Hammam, Zendaya, Rihanna, Tamu McPherson, Kate Bosworth and many more! https://mateonewyork.com https://cfda.com/cfda-fashion-awards/2016 https://cfda.com http://www.firmenich.com/en_INT/index.html https://www.perrier-jouet.com https://sipsmith.com https://mateonewyork.com/pages/as-seen-in Links to The Delia Folk Podcast where the full interview can be found: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-delia-folk-podcast/id1385819832?mt=2 https://play.google.com/music/m/I3ba4kfis3bxqhktotwegukdxou?t=The_Delia_Folk_Podcast http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=186951&refid=stpr http://subscribeonandroid.com/thedeliafolkpodcast.libsyn.com/rss https://www.thestylethatbindsus.com/ https://www.alisonbruhn.com/ http://www.deliafolk.com/ @thestylethatbindsus @alisonbruhn @deliafolk Contact emails: [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected]
THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO THE ART WORLD TODAY
 
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An Inside View Of The Art World Today In this week's video, we interview Hong Gyu Shin (from Korea) of Shin Gallery and Vajra Kingsley who works at Art Media Holdings as the Director of Marketing & Business Development. I met Vajra on a Six Degrees Society retreat to the Hamptons. Art Media Holdings has: Art News, Art in American, Modern Magazine, Antiques Magazine. Vajra - What does a typical week look like for you? Art Media Holdings is trying to rewrite how people understand publishing. People aren't reading how they used to. The concept of longford digestion has gone away because we don't have the time/don't make the time. Vajra is focused on new ways to engage with their audience. Whether that is VR experience or create an evening that takes the art to a new level. This is important because education around arts & culture has to shift if people are going to invest in it. Going to a museum as a child isn't enough anymore to get them to buy and invest in their 20s & 30s in the way their parents did. The experiential partnerships she is working on will pay off in 20 years when someone says, I had a great experience at The Apollo Circle at The Metropolitan Museum of Art where I got to see the art come to life in a new way. Collecting as we know it now will change. Shin - How did you start your art gallery? Founded in 2013, 3 spaces are going to convert to one large space by March 2019. He started the gallery on the Lower East Side of Manhattan when he was a Sophomore in College. They represent brands from Israel, Sweden, Brazil, Switzerland, Korea, etc. Shin - How long does it take to prepare for a show? 1 show goes for 6 weeks and putting them together takes 1-3 months. Shin - What was an out-of-the-box exhibit that you curated? They created a massage parlor similar to Chinatown. They also painted the calls black and invited people to come and graffiti the walls to recreate the CBGB bathrooms. Vajra - What goes into putting on an art event? Finding the appropriate partner (fine art insurance or major banks), what is the message, who is the community. Is it top 200 collectors, people who haven't experienced the art world, etc. In choosing the venue, you have to think about the right aesthetic and atmosphere for the event. It needs to be inspiring and engaging. Then content, in the space so people understand why they are there and the purpose of the event. How do you discover new artists? You have to be open. It can be in the coffee shop, at a party, at an art gallery, direct message on social media, etc. Look up and don't get too focused in what you're doing. Go outside the norm. If an artist is so talented, even if the artist doesn't promote their artwork, people will find the artwork. Vajra - What are the different roles in the art world? From majoring in art, she thought she would become a curator. There is the gallery side working in sales, the institution side working at a museum and work under curators, there is the communications side working in social media, philanthropy and foundation work, etc. You are protected from the art market working on the philanthropy and foundation side which allows you to have integrity and not get pushed around on the business side and you can focus on an artists vision. As media is growing, the roles & opportunities in the art world will continue to expand. Vajra: What has been the biggest lesson you've learned in your position? Know what you're not good at and when to ask for help, even when you think you can do it all. Vajra: What is the best way to get into the art world? Attend talks & lectures outside of the traditional art space (at Columbia University, The Whitney Museum, etc), conferences, be curious, what are the different jobs that exist and what jobs are emerging. Her role didn't exist, she dreamed it up. Dream up your own job and figure out where you need to go to get the tools to make it happen! Why it’s absolutely OK to ask questions at an art gallery; or Like Art? Then you’ll love this video! The essential guide to the art world Think you know about art? How to learn about art the right way Understanding the future of the art world Two different perspectives on direction art world is headed in Why investing in art is changing? Want to learn more about art? Now you can! http://sixdegreessociety.com http://www.shin-gallery.com http://artmediaholdings.com Links to The Style That Binds Us Podcast where the full interview can be found: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-style-that-binds-us/id1385819832?mt=2 https://play.google.com/music/m/I3ba4kfis3bxqhktotwegukdxou?t=The_Delia_Folk_Podcast http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=186951&refid=stpr http://subscribeonandroid.com/thedeliafolkpodcast.libsyn.com/rss https://www.thestylethatbindsus.com/ @thestylethatbindsus @alisonbruhn @deliafolk Contact emails: [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected]
WE’RE PULLING BACK THE CURTAIN ON NEW YORK FASHION WEEK!
 
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Day 7 NYFW: Fashion Week Partnerships, Market Appointments, and Staying Healthy during Fashion Month We couldn't be more excited to partner with Bluestone Lane during NYFW to keep us eating healthy, hydrated and caffeinated. They make it so easy to stay healthy while on-the-go! We begin the day with breakfast at the Bluestone Lane Collective Cafe full of matcha, skim cappuccinos, avocado toast, greek yogurt, juice and more! Nicholas Stone is the founder of the company. He was both a professional athlete and worked in finance. You can learn all about his story in my interview with Nicholas (link below). The coffee culture in Australia is all about community. Since he didn't find that coffee culture in America, he decided to start his own. The most recent concept is a boozy coffee shop with a dinner menu. Next, we go to a market appointment with Paris99. Her pieces are sold at Opening Ceremony. Her collection is inspired by the 1950s and 1960s, so there were a lot of mini skirts and dresses. The fabrics are one's that would've been found in the home at that time, like vinyl, dotted swiss and ric rac. We go to our re-see appointment with Jonathan Simkhai. We love going to market appointments because it is a time to see the pieces in person and to discuss how we can work together and learn more about the brand. It is a great time for Alison to choose pieces for her styling clients. Next, we go to our re-see appointment with Prabal Gurung. We even get to catch up with him for a bit! What is a market appointment? When a designer has a show, you'll attend the runway show when you begin thinking about which looks make sense for mailers, what are the trends, what could be featured in an editorial story. In market, you choose your selection from all the pieces and edit them down. Then, you write the order by size by door for your store. The designer gives you a due date. All the orders and appointments are happening at the same time, which is why it is so hectic! In the show, the pieces go by so quickly, it is nice to see the pieces in a calmer setting. Sometimes, there are pieces in the showroom that weren't in the show. You are able to absorb the collection. We went to lunch at Cookshop. Next, we went to the Alice & Olivia presentation. We continue to see suiting and yellow as a trend. We got to see Stacey Bendet & Nicky Hilton Rothschild at the event. Alice & Olivia was founded in 2002. Stacey is a mother of 3. The brand can be found at Net-A-Porter, Galleries Lafayette, Harvey Nichols and more. Lastly, we go to The Organic Pharmacy for a fashion week refresh. We get a facial and some travel products for our trip to Europe. Kerry Wall, The US Retail Manager, talked to us all about the services The Organic Pharmacy offers. The Organic Pharmacy offers a variety of treatments. You can come to them with any of your health or beauty needs. They have both makeup and skin consultations. They also have a homeopath on staff. They offer a health assessment with an EIS machine (electrical interstitial scan). It measures the interstitial fluid, which is the fluid surrounding your cells. It can tell you about digestive disorders, hormone imbalance, foods you need to eat more of and avoid and tells you your toxin levels. They have facials and use microdermabrasion, oxygen, microcurrent, lymphatic drainage and slimming treatments. Kerry answers some beauty questions for us! What is the most important product for your skin? Face cleanser. It shouldn’t be drying or stripping. It should remove dirt, pollution, dead skin cells and makeup. Make sure to cleanse, tone and hydrate and use oils or gels packed with antioxidants to repair your skin. Moisturizer and use sunscreen. They have supplements and tinctures. They have things for stress and building your immune system. What supplements from The Organic Pharmacy do you suggest when traveling? Super antioxidants, jet lag pills and immune tonic. My full interview with Nicholas: https://thestylethatbindsus.com/2017-4-9-nicholas-stone-bluestone-lane/ My full interview with Margo Marrone of The Organic Pharmacy: https://thestylethatbindsus.com/2017-3-26-margo-marrone-the-organic-pharmacy/ https://bluestonelane.com http://paris99.design https://www.openingceremony.com https://jonathansimkhai.com https://prabalgurung.com http://cookshopny.com https://www.aliceandolivia.com https://www.theorganicpharmacy.com https://www.thestylethatbindsus.com/ @thestylethatbindsus @alisonbruhn @deliafolk Contact emails: [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] Filmed & Edited by Apto Media email: [email protected]
Style Hack: How to Look Slimmer in Your Clothes
 
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In this video, I discuss how to create a long lean look using Delia as my mannequin. We will go over several ways to bring attention to the center of the body, including what type of clothes you should wear to achieve this as well as accessories etc.! This video will have you looking glam in minutes!! https://www.thestylethatbindsus.com/ https://www.alisonbruhn.com/ http://www.deliafolk.com/ @thestylethatbindsus @alisonbruhn @deliafolk Contact emails: [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected]
WHAT NEW YORK FASHION WEEK IS REALLY LIKE
 
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Day 4 NYFW: All Your Questions Answered About The Style That Binds Us Our first stop during Day 4 was a market appointment with Michelle Waugh, who is an outerwear designer. Her pieces have been worn by Michelle Obama and Eva Chen. She has had some trunk shows on Moda Operandi. We have our first section of questions in the car! We talk about where we are from and what The Style That Binds Us is all about. TSTBU is a place of discovery. We want you to walk away from every piece of content having learned something. This content is of substance and speaks to the intersection of fashion, art, food, culture, music, dance, travel and more. We help with brand awareness for emerging designers. These may not be new to the fashion industry, but would probably be new to our audience. TSTBU is a place you can come and learn about new designers and you'll be able to tell your friends and family about your discoveries and they will think you are a font of knowledge and up-to-date on the under-the-radar brands! There are so many brands out there, so it is important to stand out from the rest and have a point-of-view. The brands we choose to work with are ones that we believe in and have established relationships with. In terms of styling services, The Style That Binds Us offers VIP styling days tailored to you, virtual styling and one-on-one styling. We will continue to feature style hack videos on our YouTube channel. We will also offer consulting services with an option for a brand audit, decide which stores make sense to target & focus on analyzing and growing your business. In terms of how we work together as mother and daughter, we show you how to style pieces for a variety of ages. We are bridging the age gap. We show how Delia vs. Alison would style a piece. We started TSTBU when multiple people told us we should do something together, so we thought we should at least try it. A goal for The Style That Binds Us is that we want people to come back thinking what will they learn this time, a designer can learn from our industry interviews hearing what other designers are doing. Delia is the cleaner eater, preferably five ingredients or less. She is a vegetarian. Reading through the ingredient labels is important, but tiring. Alison drinks coffee, Delia drinks matcha. Spring 2019 trends: sheer (both on the runway and street style), pastels, lightweight and textured plaids/tweeds in spring colors. The worst part about fashion week is the lines! We attend the Jonathan Simkhai presentation that featured a lot of lace, gingham, white and the sheer trend. He was a CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund winner. He is based in LA. The label was founded in 2001. It was really crowded because everyone wanted to see the collection! It smelled like flowers inside, so it was a calming and beautiful setting. We went to the Yves Saint Laurent Beauty Hotel. For a launch party and La Esquina for dinner. The last stop of the night was the Area runway show. The founders are Piotrek Panszczyk and Beckett Fogg. They met while studying at Parsons. Beckett grew up in Kentucky and went to UVA. Piotrek was born in Poland and grew up in Holland. They were CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund finalists. They started working on the brand in 2013. Their brand has RTW, shoes, bags and jewelry. Kendall and Kylie Jenner, Beyonce, Rita Ora and so many more wear their clothes. https://michellewaugh.com http://jonathansimkhai.com https://cfda.com/programs/designers/cfdavogue-fashion-fund https://www.ysl.com/us http://area.nyc https://www.newschool.edu/parsons/ http://www.virginia.edu https://www.thestylethatbindsus.com/ @thestylethatbindsus @alisonbruhn @deliafolk Contact emails: [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] @deliafolk @thestylethatbindsus TheStyleThatBindsUs.com The Style That Binds Us YouTube channel The Style That Binds Us Podcast Filmed & Edited by Apto Media email: [email protected]
OUR FIRST New York FASHION WEEK!
 
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New York Fashion Week Day 1 Day 1 of NYFW (New York Fashion Week SS19 (Spring Summer 2019))! We start the day with going to the Markarian fashion presentation, which is a lifestyle brand founded by Alexandra O'Neill. Next, we go to L'Agence's first fashion week presentation at Industria Studios. We can't wait to see what else they have in store - runways shows, etc since this presentation was only the beginning! Followed by dinner at The Greenwich Hotel in Tribeca at Locanda Verda (Robert De Niro's restaurant where some of his art is featured). We end the night at Spring Studios with a launch party for Alber Elbaz and Le Sportsac with LOTS of delicious candy!! The candy includes cake pops from Flour Shop (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKc4wUcRql0&t=1s), glitter popcorn, pink fortune cookies and lots more! https://www.thestylethatbindsus.com/ @thestylethatbindsus @alisonbruhn @deliafolk Contact emails: [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] Filmed & Edited by Apto Media email: [email protected]
SHOE OBSESSED? YOU AIN’T SEEN NOTHIN’ YET!
 
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Our Love Affair with Manolo Blahnik We are seriously obsessed with Manolo Blahnik shoes. They are absolute perfection. They are feminine, gorgeous shoes that make you feel powerful. Some of them you cannot stand all day in, so be prepared. More of a sitting shoe! :) But aren't they delicious to look at!? In a sea of divine designer shoes, we are somehow always drawn to the Manolo Blahnik section. We highly recommend watching "Manolo: The Boy Who Made Shoes for Lizards" (link to the video on Netflix below. It is named this because Manolo made shoes for lizards out of the wrappers for Cadbury candy when he was growing up. He spent some time is Paris with Paloma Picasso (youngest daughter of Pablo Picasso). Next he moved to London and hung out with the Rock N' Roll crowd like Mick & Bianca Jagger. His shoes are works of art. He has achieved first name status, so if someone says "Manolos," you know what they are referring to. Having a presence on Sex & The City helped him become a household name. Some of our favorites - Denim lower heel 'BB' Pump with floral jacquard Black/Navy d'Orsay Pump Nude Chaos Ankle Strap Sandal Denim Mule Hangisi Pump that Sarah Jessica Parker as Carrie Bradshaw wore at her wedding in SATC We are aware these are expensive. If you just start with one it would be the 'BB' Pump or the Chaos Sandal. You can get them on the RealReal and consignment shops as well as getting them new or on sale. Link to the Manolo documentary on Netflix - https://www.netflix.com/title/80189955 https://www.thestylethatbindsus.com/ @thestylethatbindsus @alisonbruhn @deliafolk Contact emails: [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected]
How we chose the name
 
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This mother daughter duo, an in-demand stylist and a fashion buyer in the luxury space, have come together to bring their fashion lifestyle blogs to life. Learn how the name THE STYLE THAT BINDS US (TSTBU) came about, and subscribe to this new Youtube channel for weekly tips, trend reports, and interviews behind the scenes of the fashion world and beyond! https://www.thestylethatbindsus.com https://www.alisonbruhn.com http://www.deliafolk.com @alisonbruhn @deliafolk @thestylethatbindsus Contact emails: [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected]
Why We Call Each Other Bebe
 
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Did you know this mother daughter duo have a nickname for each other that is one and the same? Of course, this can cause confusion at first! “Who is Bebe?” Many years ago, Delia began calling me “Bebe”. As time progressed, I began calling her “Bebe” as well, and many slight variations on that original nickname have evolved over time (much to the irritation of our family!). If you watch our videos, or have been around us in person, you might have been confused by this. If so, you are not alone! We decided to clear the air in this week’s video. It’s a funny thing about how nicknames begin. Do you have nicknames for people close to you? How did they come about? We would love to hear about it! https://www.thestylethatbindsus.com/ @thestylethatbindsus @alisonbruhn @deliafolk Contact emails: [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected]
BACKSTAGE PASS TO NEW YORK FASHION WEEK!
 
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Day 5 NYFW: All Your Questions Answered About Fashion Week Welcome to Day Five of New York Fashion Week! We began the day at a preview of the House of Doyenne’s see now buy now collection. Their brand is demi-couture and made in New York City. The founder, Laura Day Webb, walks us through the inspiration behind their collection. We answer all your questions about NYFW! What is the point of NYFW? What are the different fashion week seasons? What is see now buy now? What is the difference in a fashion show and a presentation? How do you get into the fashion shows? What advice would you give someone looking to get into the fashion industry? London, Milan or Paris? Which city are you most excited to visit during fashion month? Did you have any sponsored partnerships during fashion week? We went backstage with Jin Soon Choi at the Tibi runway show. Aveda did the hair, Bobbi Brown did the makeup and Jin Soon did the nails. We ran into @lcbstyle, Caroline Bramlett, who is from Alabama (like us!). Lastly, we attend the Prabal Gurung fashion show, which JINSoon also did the nails for. We absolutely love Prabal. He is a feminist and designs for all body types. He is known for his bold color and powerful silhouettes. He is all about female empowerment. We feel strong and ready to take on the world when wearing Prabal. Gigi Hadid, Joan Smalls, Bella Hadid, Winnie Harlow and Candice Huffine were some of the models in his show. He launched Men’s for the first time with this collection. We loved how diverse both in size and ethnicity the runway was. His pieces were bright and bold with the yellow that we’ve seen as a trend and was lots of fun! https://www.houseofdoyenne.com/ https://www.theorganicpharmacy.com/ https://www.bluestonelane.com/ http://jinsoon.com/ https://m.aveda.com/ https://m.bobbibrowncosmetics.com/ https://www.lcbstyle.com/ http://prabalgurung.com/ My interview on TSTBU blog with Margo Marrone, founder of The Organic Pharmacy https://thestylethatbindsus.com/2017-3-26-margo-marrone-the-organic-pharmacy/ My interview on the TSTBU blog with Nicholas Stone, founder of Bluestone Lane https://thestylethatbindsus.com/2017-4-9-nicholas-stone-bluestone-lane/ https://www.thestylethatbindsus.com/ @thestylethatbindsus @alisonbruhn @deliafolk Contact emails: [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] Filmed & Edited by Apto Media email: [email protected]
A Weekend Getaway in the Hampton's [VLOG]
 
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The mother daughter team behind “The Style That Binds Us” take us on a stylish trip to the Hamptons for a weekend of fashion and fun. Alison Bruhn and Delia Folk are busy from morning to night in this action-packed travel video, attending events from Southampton to Montauk and back. Get ideas for summer vacations and what to wear in the Hamptons in this week’s adventure with the girls! They discuss how they travel to the Hamptons (by Jitney and train/Amtrack). Activities include a Unicef benefit dinner, an event at Kirna Zabete with Donald Robertson and Mark Cross, styling event at Armarium, brunch at Babette's in East Hampton and lastly, The Watermill Art Center 25th Anniversary Benefit. Delia is a Watermill Byrd (young patron). They flew in food from Morocco for the big night & the evening was filled with lots of performance art. https://www.thestylethatbindsus.com/ @thestylethatbindsus @alisonbruhn @deliafolk Contact emails: [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] -Our First Vlog; A Weekend in the Hampton's fashion accessories, fashion buyer, summer vacation ideas, summer vacation at the beach, summer vacation album, a summer vacation story, summer beach party, summer vacation clothes Edited by Apto Media email: [email protected]
HOW TO JUMPSTART YOUR CAREER IN THE FASHION INDUSTRY
 
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Are you on the list? Our "How To Get Into The Fashion Industry Course" is coming!! Get on the waiting list for our "How to Get Into The Fashion Industry Course"!! Link to our waiting list - https://thestylethatbindsus.com/waiting-list-how-to-get-into-the-fashion-industry-course/ The Style That Binds Us is a media platform. We have YouTube videos and a podcast where we interview industry insiders and discuss all things fashion and style. We talk about upcoming trends and are a safe place to ask questions. If you want to land a job in the fashion industry, we are going to give you the steps you can take to do so. Delia began her career interning at Versace and then worked at Barneys New York on the Cosmetic, RTW and Jewelry buying teams. Link to the "How to Get Into The Fashion Industry Workbook" - https://thestylethatbindsus.com/start-here Link to the "Ultimate Guide to Landing Your Dream Job in the Fashion Industry Workbook" - https://thestylethatbindsus.lpages.co/tripwire-ultimate-guide-to-landing-your-dream-job-in-the-fashion-industry-workbook/ Let us know if you have any questions you want us to answer in the course! https://www.thestylethatbindsus.com/ @thestylethatbindsus @alisonbruhn @deliafolk Contact emails: [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected]
HOW TO COMPLETELY CHANGE YOUR LOOK IN ONE EASY STEP
 
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Industry Interview with Gigi Burris Millinery on how hats transform an outfit We had the pleasure of interviewing Gigi Burris of Gigi Burris Millinery. She is based in Brooklyn, New York and her studio is on the Lower East Side. She was a 2009 graduate of Parsons School of Design where she was nominated to be the Designer of the Year. She studied RTW there. She was a CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund finalist from 2014. Her hats have been worn by Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Haley Baldwin, Taylor Swift and many more! Gigi grew up in Florida and didn't always dream of being a milliner. She loved art and working with her hands. Growing up, she worked with the local museum. She studied art in high school. She went abroad to Parsons Paris and got to focus on craft & heritage. Whenever she sketched RTW, it always had a hat. They offered a millinery class and she begged her friend to take it too so they wouldn't cancel the class. A milliner is someone who makes hats / a hat-maker. She has entrepreneurs in her family, but she never dreamed of starting her own company. Even though she was top 10 of her class, it was hard for her to find a job once she graduated from college since there aren't enough jobs for the influx of students each year. She worked part-time as a freelancer with stylists. She also worked with Dennis Basso where she worked with exotic skins and fur. If you're going to use fur, make sure the animals come from a farm that you know they are treated with the best care possible. The Parsons program is quite intense - similar to law school, MIT or a doctorate. You're expected to pull all-nighters, travel, come in on the weekends, etc, so it really prepares you for the working world. It prepares you for the work-life balance of work taking up most of your time. To work in fashion, you need to know that the time commitment and the financial return might not be in alignment. How do you make a hat? By hand, which is a technique that is centuries old. It starts with a carved wooden block. A hat has two pieces, a crown (the top part) and a brim. The shape of the hat begins in wood. They work with vintage blocks from the 1890s-1980s. They work with a skilled craftsman who can carve their own blocks. Once they carve the shape, you choose a brim. You place the material over the wood and you mold it with steam. The moisture allows for the material to form around the wood. Then it is baked in an oven. The process is all done with fire - a fire oven that stays on all day long. If it has a welt (a seam around the edge), you'd put a wire in it. You need to put a sweatband inside the hat that can serve as a buffer for your skin. How many hats are in a collection? She designs with a merchandising background when she designs. When you see her collection in the store or a website, it should look cohesive and transportive. In terms of SKUs, it varies. Without color ways, they will be 28 at minimum and they have gone up to 40 in the past. You can do wide brims, short brims, caps, beanies, etc. Materials - millinery is a category that has been shrinking, so some of the suppliers they've used have gone out of business. They used to put cotton grosgrain inside the hats, but that facility closed. It is a challenge to find a place to get materials. They get straw from Ecuador and Switzerland. She gets felt from the Czech Republic. Fur comes from Finland. CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund - she was such a small brand when she went through. She got advice from such an incredible panel of judges, such as, Anna Wintour, Andrew Rosen and Diane von Furstenburg. She was able to absorb everything and tried to apply it to the best of her ability. It helped her feel welcome in the New York City fashion community. She developed a family with the people she worked with - Paul Andrew, Eva Fehren and Ryan Roche. They show with the main season fashion calendar because of wholesalers. Their client is a buy now, wear now client. She is buying straw through August. She goes to felts around September/October through the wintertime. They show during market and often work with RTW designers. In the past she has worked with Brandon Maxwell, Christian Siriano, Simon Miller, Tanya Taylor, Alice & Olivia and Brother Vellies. With fashion week, if you decide to take on a project, the designer may not end up using the hats. Hats are the last thing stylists add and the first thing they edit out. They host market appointments, invite press/editors to see the new collection to think of upcoming magazine issues and shoot. She goes to Paris Fashion Week and holds market appointments. Gigi had a partnership with W Hotels and they went on an inspiration trip to Panama. http://gigiburris.com https://www.thestylethatbindsus.com/ @thestylethatbindsus @alisonbruhn @deliafolk Contact emails: [email protected] [email protected] [email protected]
From Luxury Cars to Luxury Handbags - An Interview with Jeffrey Levinson
 
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Jeffrey worked at Ford Motor Company, Jaguar, got his M.B.A. at University of Virginia and worked as an investment banker before creating his eponymous handbag line. Members of his family are artists, so being creative isn't that far off. All of his career experiences helped him when starting his handbag line. He learned about sleek, technological design and marketing techniques while working at luxury car companies. His handbag designs are made by aerospace engineers and are patent pending. His handbags can be seen out and about on people like: Olivia Palermo, Hillary Duff, Kate Bosworth, Martha Hunt, Simone Smith, Ruth Negga, and many more! Links to the full interview can be found on The Delia Folk Podcast, links below - https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-delia-folk-podcast/id1385819832?mt=2 https://play.google.com/music/m/I3ba4kfis3bxqhktotwegukdxou?t=The_Delia_Folk_Podcast http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=186951&refid=stpr http://subscribeonandroid.com/thedeliafolkpodcast.libsyn.com/rss https://www.thestylethatbindsus.com/ https://www.alisonbruhn.com/ http://www.deliafolk.com/ @thestylethatbindsus @alisonbruhn @deliafolk Contact emails: [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected]
The Absolute Best of New York Fashion Week FALL 2019
 
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Here are our first 3 days of NYFW for Fall 2019! Day 1: We went to the Tibi store in Soho to walk through the Spring 2019 collection. Here is the link to the video from last season when we went backstage with Tibi for this S19 show that is in stores now: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6nRkjCjYE0Y&t=24s! The next stop was an appointment at Rainbowwave Showroom. There we saw Bibi van der Velden, Ieana Makri, Gaviria, Lele Sadoughi, Lilian von Trapp, Lizzie Mandler, Loquet London, Mercedes Salazar, Nadia Shelbaya, Nikole Radi, Pippa Small, Raphaele Canot, Shihara, Vanda Jacintho & Yannis Sergakis. Our last stop was the L'Agence F19 Presentation which had a Moroccan theme. They had incense, grass and music to set the mood. Even the ice cubes had their logo in them! So detailed. We love Tara Rudes Dann, and her uncle started J Brand! For lunch, we went to Bluestone Lane and got some delicious avocado toast, yogurt parfait, juices, matcha and coffee. Day 2: Baldwin F19 Presentation at Roll & Hill. What is a market appointment? On the buying team at a retailer, you go and see the full collection and choose which pieces to buy for the next season. The designer tells you the inspiration and you talk business - how is the brand doing, what are they doing coming up, what upcoming initiatives does the retailer have, etc. We go to market appointments so Alison can see the pieces in person for her styling clients. We tell the brand these are ways we work with brands, ask them what are their goals, and how can we help achieve them? What is a presentation? With a runway show, there is a set start time, there are models, hair & makeup, etc. and it lasts about 15 minutes. A presentation has a range of hours it goes on, you get to walk around the models and see the pieces up close. You get to meet people who work at the company, and also you run into people you know. What is a showroom? It is only open to the trade. If you work in the fashion industry, you can visit a showroom. They help brands with sales, but also with PR, partnerships & Marketing. After, we grabbed lunch at Locanda Verde at The Greenwich Hotel before the Camilla and Marc F19 Presentation. They are an Australian brand and are siblings. They travel often. The clothes are grown up & stylish. They are wearable and modern. We loved the fabrics. Next was a meeting with L.O.N.B. London handbags and got to meet the designer, Melissa Morris. She worked at Helmut Lang and other heritage luxury brands before taking 4 years to perfect her bags. She has a flagship store in London in Mayfair which we can't wait to go to the next time we're in London. She has statement pieces that will last a lifetime. Next was an event with Hanro & Natalia Fedner. We went to the debut F19 Runway Show for Jonathan Cohen studio with flowers by Putnam. Last was dinner at Margaux at Marlton Hotel. Day 3 began at the Nanushka F19 Presentation. Next stop was the Jason Wu F19 Presentation. We had lunch at Balthazar. Last stop was the Chiara Boni F19 Runway Show. We had dinner at Rosemary's Pizza. http://www.tibi.com http://www.rainbowwave.com https://bluestonelane.com https://www.lagencefashion.com/?gclid=CjwKCAiA45njBRBwEiwASnZT51olm-qn20-U7D8eu_7s7VYGEk_W9afDhfBpxj7WTzfSzkT0yOxZNxoC8qAQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds www.bibivandervelden.com http://www.ileanamakri.com https://www.lelesadoughi.com http://www.lilianvontrapp.com https://www.lizziemandler.com https://www.loquetlondon.com http://www.mercedessalazar.com http://www.nadiashelbaya.dk http://www.pippasmall.com/ http://www.raphaelecanot.com http://www.shihara.com http://yannissergakis.com https://www.vandajacintho.com http://jbrandjeans.com http://baldwin.co https://www.rollandhill.com http://www.locandaverdenyc.com https://www.thegreenwichhotel.com http://camillaandmarc.com http://lonb.com https://shop.hanrousa.com/?gclid=CjwKCAiA45njBRBwEiwASnZT5-DN1Ebzetgy7Sjbt4R1gVd0T9BsCGMEC9z30uWULFpkmOoTY-T7mhoCUaAQAvD_BwE http://nataliafedner.com http://jonathancohenstudio.com https://putnamflowers.com http://www.marltonhotel.com https://www.jasonwustudio.com https://www.nanushka.com https://www.balthazarny.com http://chiaraboni.com https://www.rosemaryspizza.com https://www.thestylethatbindsus.com/ @thestylethatbindsus @alisonbruhn @deliafolk Contact emails: [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected]
What if I don't know my style type?
 
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A lot of times people want you to describe your style in a couple of words. We feel this is a challenge, because we often choose our outfits based on our mood or the occasion and don't want to be boxed in. Sometimes we are feminine and flirty, other times, we want to be more rocker chick by wearing a leather motorcycle jacket and heels to conquer the world. If there is a black tie or cocktail event, we may want to look a bit sexier / glam and wear a dress that is more form-fitting. Some women think if they don't have a specific look, they have no style, which isn't true! We dress in femininity with a bite. Dress intentionally for your mood. We want to look fabulous when we get dressed and show off our personality. You can take portions usually associated with a certain type and mix it up. We want you to have fun with fashion! How do you find your personal style aesthetic? Confused about what style type you are? What is the perfect look for you? What's your style personality? Thanks to Astierland for lending the blazer Alison is wearing. You can read more about this label here: http://astierland.com/about/ https://www.thestylethatbindsus.com/ @thestylethatbindsus @alisonbruhn @deliafolk Contact emails: [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected]
Exploring New York Fashion: The Met
 
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Follow along as Delia Folk and Alison Bruhn, cofounders of “The Style That Binds Us” media brand, spend a special day in New York City, starting with the spectacular annual fashion exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and ending with one of the highlights of the social season – the “Hot Pink Party” benefiting the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF). This year's exhibit The Met Costume Institute put on is called, Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & the Catholic Imagination. To learn more about becoming a member of The Met, here is the link: https://metmuseum.org/join-and-give/membership. To learn more about all the amazing work the BCRF doing to eradicate breast cancer, and how to participate in this philanthropy, here is the link: https://www.bcrf.org This year's Hot Pink Party had a special performance by Mary J. Blige. http://www.maryjblige.com https://metmuseum.org https://metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2018/heavenly-bodies https://www.blushington.com https://www.thestylethatbindsus.com/ https://www.alisonbruhn.com/ http://www.deliafolk.com/ @thestylethatbindsus @alisonbruhn @deliafolk Contact emails: [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected]
GETTING MARRIED? NEED A DRESS? Bridal Fashion Week 2019
 
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Bridal Fashion Week New York City Fall 2019 Our first BFW! We didn't realize that BFW is for a year in advance, so we weren't seeing S19, but we were seeing F19. There were lots of presentations and runway shows. Delia got to see Shelley Brown, who works at The Knot (we previously interviewed her on our blog)! It was a jam-packed schedule, which was tiring since we had just arrived from Paris Fashion Week! Lots of traffic in Manhattan made it challenging to get to everything on time, but it all worked out! There were a lot of sexy bridal dresses. The naked dressing trend continues to bridal, which you would think would be for the wedding night, but might as well show everyone else too! It was interesting seeing so many brides walking down the runway since on your wedding day it is attention all on you! There has been lots of diversity on the catwalk in terms of sizes and colors. BFW is very small, so you see the same people at the shows and presentations. I am obsessed with the back of the wedding dress. Usually the front is quieter and the back makes a statement. Day 1 - Delia wears Karolina Zmarlack, Gaviria Earrings and Faure Le Page bag. Day 2 - Delia wears Robert Rodriguez Studio black suede dress, GBGH hoop earrings, Smoke x Mirrors sunglasses and Ruigrok Van Der Werven handbag Interview with Shelley Brown on the TSTBU website talking about what being a Fashion & Beauty Editor is like - https://thestylethatbindsus.com/2017-6-4-shelley-brown-fashion-beauty-editor-the-knot/ Link to our "Find Your Perfect Fall Look" Intermix Event Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSVHx4_KyMI&t=9s We went to the below shows/presentations - ALEXANDRA GRECCO, The McKittrick Hotel (where Sleep No More is filmed) Julie Vino LAURE DE SAGAZAN Atelier Pronovias Olia Jenny Yoo Sarah Seven Carol Hannah Kelly Faetanini Naeem Khan Trends - Removable sleeves to change your look throughout the day/night - start with a long sleeve for the wedding, for the pictures you could change it up and the party, take them off and it would become a sleeveless or strapless or dress. All about customization! Crepe - this was a prevalent fabrication Short dresses - for the party after or a second wedding Feathers pockets - to put your cell phone or lipstick lace statement skirts - big and voluminous Bold colors - not just all white or ivory. There were also pastels - blush underlay or ombre; ribbon or corset would be a bright, bold color Jumpsuits - some scandalous, naked dressing with lots of lace Power suits Track suits So many options!! https://www.thestylethatbindsus.com/ @thestylethatbindsus @alisonbruhn @deliafolk Contact emails: [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected]
Two quick and easy tips when storing clothes you need to know
 
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Alison Bruhn, an In-Demand stylist, gives important expert advice for protecting your wardrobe from moths, and adds a bonus tip about what to use all those shoe bags for! This behind-the-scenes tutorial will help you keep your clothes in great shape and make looking stylish and chic easier than ever! https://www.thestylethatbindsus.com https://www.alisonbruhn.com http://www.deliafolk.com @alisonbruhn @deliafolk @thestylethatbindsus Contact emails: [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected]
HOW TO UP YOUR STYLE GAME IN 15 MINUTES
 
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Day 7 of New York Fashion Week - Our first stop was Franklin St Showroom where we saw a lot of brands with sharp price-points. We saw brands like Bembien, Donni, Janessa Leon. We are extremely tired because our brains are working so hard, our schedule is packed with market appointments, presentations, runway shows, etc. We see a ton of people, so we have to remember who they are, we have to remember to take lots of content of pictures and video, need to say hello to everyone, etc. The days start at 6am and we are going strong until bedtime. The minute that Delia gets up, she is up-and-running, thinking about lots of different questions and outstanding things. Alison checks in with her family in Alabama & also her styling clients while ubering to our next appointment! We are so busy that we are often not able to find time for lunch! Alison's thinks the market appointments are the most helpful, but her favorite are the fashion shows. She loves the anticipation and that the designer and their team have worked so hard & are stressed beforehand. She loves talking to them after because they are elated. On Day 7 it snowed, so we had to deal with crazy traffic. We are always somehow lost trying to find our next appointment. We got to see Michelle Waugh's F19 collection, which was adorable, and she added a bunch of new color ways. Alison even sneaks in some naps in the car! We ran to Le Botaniste, which is a plant based restaurant in Soho, before our Dinosaur Designs event. They are an Australian brand that has jewelry and home goods. Delia is a vegetarian and was so excited to find Le Botaniste! Next was the Burnett New York runway show & after party. In-between, we had a team dinner at The James Hotel GITANO Jungle Room. Day 8 - We started the day with a market appointment with Renna Jewels at Spring Place. Next, was the Chloe Gosselin F19 Presentation. Her shoes are feminine and sexy. There were reds, pinks, whites, animal prints, patent leather, different heel heights, mesh, leather, ruched velvet, shoe jewelry, etc. Next, we had a market appointment with Aella, which has great basics with technical fabrics. Then, we went to see Natalie Joos of Tales of Endearment for her Joos Tricot F19 collection of colorful knitwear. http://franklinstshowroom.com https://www.bembien.com https://shopdonni.com https://janessaleone.com http://michellewaugh.com http://dinosaurdesigns.com.au http://lebotaniste.us https://burnettnewyork.com http://rennajewels.com https://www.chloegosselin.com https://www.aella.co http://joostricot.com http://talesofendearment.com https://www.thestylethatbindsus.com/ @thestylethatbindsus @alisonbruhn @deliafolk Contact emails: [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] Sign up for our newsletter: https://thestylethatbindsus.com/general-mailing-list/
What's in our bag?
 
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In our latest video, Alison & Delia go through their purses and talk about what is inside! Our bags take us from day to night in our busy lives. We are currently carrying the Yves Saint Laurent Sac de jour small and baby size in black. Alison has helped create our on-the-go makeup kit, which we always have with us. Delia's is in a Fragonard makeup bag they got while on their special mother daughter trip to France. Alison has a smaller bag with not as many things because she lives in Alabama and is mostly in her car, while Delia commutes in Manhattan. She is extremely organized and has everything she needs in her bag. We have our iPhones in there, which have Lumee cases for selfies or pictures in a restaurant. We also have extra battery chargers in case our phone dies. We have our headphones in order to call people or listen to podcasts. We have our keys which features Delia's Equinox gym membership card. Alison & Delia have very different size wallets. Alison only has the essentials - keys and a couple credit cards. Delia has all her cards is a large red YSL wallet for all her memberships. We have sunglasses by Persol and Tom Ford. Alison has a notepad for notes and thoughts. Delia likes to be paperless. We have our business cards. Here is a link to our "Slut Your Business Card" blog post. https://thestylethatbindsus.com/2016-10-15-slut-your-business-card/ Delia has a camera and an umbrella, because you never know when it'll start raining. We once went to an event with Leandra Medine of Man Repeller and it was down pouring on the way there! What's in your bag?! Link to our shoppable blog post so you can easily add any items to your bag: https://thestylethatbindsus.com/whats-in-your-bag/ https://www.thestylethatbindsus.com/ @thestylethatbindsus @alisonbruhn @deliafolk Contact emails: [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected]
Nina Tiari on how-to start a brand
 
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In this week’s video, Delia sits down with Nina Tiari who is the Creative Director of her eponymous clothing line. She started her career working as a stylist after a serendipitous meeting with Kanye West. She went to the University of San Francisco, Parsons & also took classes at NYU. Her collections are sure to make a statement with their colorful and feminine nature. In the interview, Nina discusses what working as a stylist is like, how she found factories & fabrics to work with, how she chooses a color palette, challenging aspects of being a designer and advice for those who want to start a business. The full interview can be found on The Delia Folk Podcast. https://www.ninatiari.com/ @ninatiari https://www.modaoperandi.com/ https://www.newschool.edu/parsons/ https://www.usfca.edu/ http://www.nyu.edu/ https://gelarehmizrahi.com/ https://www.thestylethatbindsus.com/ https://www.alisonbruhn.com/ http://www.deliafolk.com/ @thestylethatbindsus @alisonbruhn @deliafolk Contact emails: [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] Links to The Delia Folk Podcast where the full interview can be found: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-delia-folk-podcast/id1385819832?mt=2 https://play.google.com/music/m/I3ba4kfis3bxqhktotwegukdxou?t=The_Delia_Folk_Podcast http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=186951&refid=stpr http://subscribeonandroid.com/thedeliafolkpodcast.libsyn.com/rss
New York FASHION WEEK SPRING 2019
 
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NYFW Day 2: Meet the designers New York Fashion Week! Watch our day filled with fashion presentations, runway shows and market appointments to see the new SS19 (Spring Summer 2019) collections. We grab a quick working lunch in Soho at Mercer Kitchen with pizza, burrata and a quinoa salad. Fashion month is a great time to catch up with those you know since you are most likely attending the same events. During the Collina Strada show, Delia sees Angela Koh (market editor for T: The New York Times Style Magazine - https://www.nytimes.com/section/t-magazine), Madeline Fass (Associate Market Editor at Vogue - https://www.vogue.com) and Pamela Love (jewelry designer - https://www.pamelalove.com). Next, we head to the PH5 presentation and get to speak with the designers about their inspiration for the new collection, designed by Wei Lin and Mijia Zhang. We have a market appointment with Novis, founded by Jordan Warmflash. Her collection is filled with color and we loved it! We stop in at The Highline Hotel for coffee for an energy boost! Next, we go to The Assemblage, which is a co-working space in NYC for the Mercedes Salazar presentation. She is a Columbian designer who makes statement earrings and handbags. In terms of jewelry trends, it continues to be all about the ear. Wearing statement earrings is a great way to take an outfit from day to night and to partake in this trend. We go to Shutz Shoes in Soho for an event with Sydney Sadick, one of our friends. We are all about women supporting women and therefore, want to support them in any way we can. We ran into Deanna First there who is a fashion illustrator. We attend the Kim Shui runway presentation. We go to the Cartier Garage event at the Cartier Mansion on 5th Avenue. Finally, we end the night at Bergdorf Goodman to celebrate the launch of Noir. We speak with Linda Fargo, the Fashion Director, Natalia Fedner and Gigi Burris who are RTW and hat designers that have pieces featured in the shop.There was even a contortionist at the event. Delia's outfit: Earrings - Agmes: https://agmesnyc.com Dress - Eckhaus Latta: http://eckhauslatta.com Bracelet - Ann Dexter Jones: http://anndexterjonesdesign.com/About/ Shoes - Manolo Blahnik Denim Hangisi Pump, made famous by Sarah Jessica Parker in Sex & the City: http://manoloblahnik.com Alison's outfit: Coat: La Doyenne - https://ladoyenne.myshopify.com Mercer Kitchen: http://www.themercerkitchen.com Alabama Chanin: https://alabamachanin.com Collina Strada: http://collinastrada.com PH5: http://www.ph5.com Novis: http://novisnyc.com Mercedes Salazar: https://int.mercedessalazar.com Kim Shui: http://www.kimshui.net Cartier: https://www.cartier.com Gigi Burris: https://gigiburris.com The Assemblage: https://www.theassemblage.com/coworking-nomad/ Deanna First: http://deannafirst.com Natalia Fedner: http://www.nataliafednerdesign.com NYFW Day 2: Meet the designers NFYW Day 2: The inside scoop on the Designers NYFW Day 2: A full day at Fashion Week https://www.thestylethatbindsus.com/ @thestylethatbindsus @alisonbruhn @deliafolk Contact emails: [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] Filmed & Edited by Apto Media email: [email protected]
THINK YOU KNOW PARIS?/PARIS FASHION WEEK
 
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ALL ABOUT PFW Our 3rd video of (PFW) is a great opportunity to see the sites of Paris and continue learning about new emerging designers you may not have heard of before. You'll get to see the Louvre Museum, Tuileries Gardens, Pont Alexandre III, Eiffel Tower and Place Vendome. We answer some questions about PFW. PFW is where all of Europe comes & also some United States (New York City/NYC especially). NYFW & PFW are the biggest fashion weeks for market appointments where you place the buy and get to see the collection in person. That is a great time to further establish relationships with designers. The Style That Binds Us team can be your eyes & ears in these countries bringing you new brands, but we want to make sure we know all about the brand & their story, have met the team and seen the pieces in person. Breakdown of the fashion weeks - NYFW is filled with fashion shows, presentations, after parties and market appointments LFW is a bit smaller, lots of shows, but not many market appointments, because those would happen in Paris MFW is mostly presentations & runway shows and a couple of market appointments PFW is the ultimate finale with LOTS of market appointments, shows & presentations One thing we love about this month is getting to go into places we normally wouldn't if only visiting the city for the presentation, show & market appointment locations. They are all spread out over these cities, so it is a great way to see the city. It was interesting coming to Paris as a working trip instead of on vacation, because we have really only seen the sites by car. Some of our favorite spots in the past were: Musee D'Orsay & Versailles, for example. The typical Parisian woman moves at a slower pace than women in the US, she is more deliberate and serious about things. Her self-care is more private. Their uniform is the skinny jean, black pump or a kitten heel, leather jacket, t-shirt, scarf, sunglasses and red lipstick. Link to get your core wardrobe checklist - https://thestylethatbindsus.com/start-here We had a market appointment with Beau Souci and met with the designer Aurélie Larrousse. The Spring Summer 2019 collection would be perfect for a honeymoon wardrobe. It has just enough print & color and it isn't too loud. We loved meeting with Camille Omerin of Maison Pere. She enjoys flee markets, reupholstering furniture, vintage pieces & interior decorating. Before launching her line, she worked at Balmain, Lanvin, Chanel and Chloe. We had an appointment with the jewelry line Gaya de Garnazelle & Garnazelle. We also had an appointment with Emilia Wickstead. She was born in New Zealand & is based in London. The pieces are really feminine. Kate Middleton has worn her pieces. She is known for fairytale dressing and has lots of dramatic dresses in bold colors. For example, a red carpet look with a large bow at the back. She is introducing shoes, which she worked with Charlotte Olympia on. We had a breakfast meeting with an Amsterdam-based brand, Tos Gallery. We went to dinner at Beaumarly, which is in the arches of the Louvre. Not only does it have a fantastic view, it also has delicious food. The next day, we had a market appointment with Whit, before heading to grab coffee at Cafe Charlot. A husband-and-wife duo are the creators of Whit and the husband is an artist. He designs the prints and she designs the clothes. Next is a market appointment with Ssheena. Sabrina Mandelli is the founder of the brand. Prior to founding her brand, she worked at Dolce&Gabbana. She is the Womenswear Head Designer at Off-White c/o Virgil Abloh. The next stop was an appointment with Ximena Kavalekas who makes python handbags and we ran into Jeffrey Levinson (link to our interview with him on TSTBU YouTube channel below! We were relived to learn that no snakes are harmed in making her bags. The bags are made in Italy and the pythons are fed vitamins in order to shed their skin. She did a partnership with Margherita Missoni. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FWDtJyd06M&index=2&list=PL51hAy7vV36RNtuCzpR9u0OWoCz89gtz7 We had a working lunch at Les Cocottes, which is by Chef Christian Constant. We had a market appointment with Lena Hoschek, which is an Austrian brand. She founded her line at 24 after attending Central Saint Martins and interning at Vivienne Westwood. https://www.louvre.fr/en http://www.musee-orsay.fr/en/home.html https://beausouci.com http://maisonpere.com http://emiliawickstead.com https://www.charlotteolympia.com/en/ http://tosgallery.nl https://cafe-marly.com/en/ https://whit-ny.com http://www.cafecharlotparis.com/en/ http://ssheena.it http://ximenakavalekas.com http://jeffreylevinson.com http://www.maisonconstant.com/les-cocottes-tour-eiffel/en/ https://shop.lenahoschek.com https://www.thestylethatbindsus.com/ @thestylethatbindsus @alisonbruhn @deliafolk Contact emails: [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected]
Combining the worlds of tech and fashion with Eleanor Turner of women's workwear brand, Argent
 
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Eleanor Turner is the Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer at Argent. Eleanor is from Lynchburg, VA & dreamed of moving to NYC or Paris and working in the fashion industry. She attended SCAD, Savannah College of Art & Design, where she majored in fashion design & graduated in 2008. Starting with an internship at Vivienne Tam, she then worked as a designer at Isaac Mizrahi, Tommy Hilfiger, Tory Burch & J.Crew before founding Argent. Argent was founded in 2016 by Eleanor Turner and Sali Christeson. Argent is a functional workwear company, offering stylish options for women that evoke confidence and allow them to conquer the world! Argent clothing has hidden, functional elements like microfiber pockets to clean glasses or an iPhone screen, places for lipstick or pens, an iPhone pocket and more. Their use of color and patterns makes the thought of wearing a suit fun again and they are most often reversible, so you get two-for-one!! https://argentwork.com https://www.thestylethatbindsus.com/ https://www.alisonbruhn.com/ http://www.deliafolk.com/ @thestylethatbindsus @alisonbruhn @deliafolk Contact emails: [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] Links to The Delia Folk Podcast where the full interview can be found: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-delia-folk-podcast/id1385819832?mt=2 https://play.google.com/music/m/I3ba4kfis3bxqhktotwegukdxou?t=The_Delia_Folk_Podcast http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=186951&refid=stpr http://subscribeonandroid.com/thedeliafolkpodcast.libsyn.com/rss Links to articles Argent has been featured in - https://www.vogue.com/article/office-style-ideas-argent-fashion-workwear https://www.vogue.com/article/argent-suit-label-opens-washington-dc-store-hillary-clinton-huma-abedin-womens-workwear https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/01/style/office-work-clothing-mm-lafleur-argent-of-mercer.html https://nypost.com/2018/05/09/designing-colorful-pantsuits-for-the-working-woman/ https://www.wsj.com/articles/at-last-a-cure-for-iphone-bulge-smarter-tailoring-1490116176 https://www.glamour.com/story/argent-hillary-clinton-pantsuit https://www.forbes.com/forbes/welcome/?toURL=https://www.forbes.com/sites/viviennedecker/2017/01/31/the-millennials-behind-argent-want-to-reinvent-womens-office-attire/&refURL=&referrer=#2183cb745435 https://www.sfchronicle.com/style/article/Women-redefine-the-suit-on-their-own-terms-12544947.php https://www.thecut.com/2017/12/gloria-steinem-and-hillary-clinton-both-wear-argent.html https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-12-07/argent-is-filling-the-gap-in-affordable-women-s-workwear
A Day in the Life - We Visit the Cloisters
 
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Come with the women of The Style That Binds Us as they visit the second part of the fashion exhibit, “Heavenly Bodies, Fashion and the Catholic Imagination “ at the Cloisters, an outpost of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Cloisters is a museum in Fort Tryon Park in Washington Heights, Upper Manhattan, New York City, specializing in European medieval architecture, sculpture and decorative arts, with a focus on the Romanesque and Gothic periods, which makes it the perfect place to show off these magnificent pieces by designers who were strongly influenced by Catholicism. The presentation is truly breathtaking set against this stunning background. We start with a tour of The Cloisters then head to brunch at Cafe Clover, stop in to check out the new Clover Grocery (and fall in love!! It is SO AMAZING!) and end the day with a manicure at Jin Soon nail salon. We also go through what is in our makeup bags! Shoppable blog post featuring what is in our makeup bags: https://thestylethatbindsus.com/a-day-in-the-life-we-visit-the-cloisters/ Link to our interview with Sandy Linter: https://youtu.be/HjDVcLVAJNg The Cloisters - A Day in a Life of TSTBU https://www.thestylethatbindsus.com/ @thestylethatbindsus @alisonbruhn @deliafolk Contact emails: [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] Filmed & Edited by Apto Media email: [email protected]
MIAMI - THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE to Art Basel
 
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Miami Art Basel 2018 Vlog The Style That Binds Us takes Miami Art Basel 2018! Here is a vlog of our time there. We got up in the early hours of the morning and both flew and met in Miami! Lunch at Malibu Farm at Eden Roc Hotel – we ate burrata with pomegranates and a Greek salad pizza de la Cruz private collection viewing We saw the Yves SAINT LAURENT ‘SELF’ made with VANESSA BEECROFT Rubell Private Collection viewing we saw Cate Giordano & Anselm Kiefer ARTNews Event at The Betsy Hotel rooftop Gagosian x Jeffrey Deitch - Pop Minimalism, Minimalist Pop event ICA for the Judy Chicago opening Eazel Art at The Delano Hotel Private collection viewing of The Margulies Collection at the Warehouse Panel Discussion about Women In Art Today at Nautilus Hotel with Suzy Kellems Dominik, Idalia Salsamendi, Karla Ferguson and Kristina Adduci We got to visit the Chillhouse pop up at the hotel as well! Art Basel Fair Dinner at The Delano Leynia Restaurant ARTnews x Cheryl Donegan event at The Delano Hotel Paddle8 Basement Bowl at The Edition Hotel Design Miami Art Fair where we saw a Fendi exhibit and Sevan Bicakci Jewelry Event at the Edition Hotel with ARTNews, Zoe Buckman, Sarah BahBah and Vaughn Spann about what it means to be an artist today Perrier Jouet x Jade Jagger Trunk Show at Faena Hotel We got to see the carousel that Raúl de Nieves with Art Production Fund & Bulgari and also the Damien Hirst dinosaur piece and also the Ximena Kavalekas shop in Faena Bazaar Dinner at Matador Room at The Edition Hotel where Jean Georges is the chef Event with CF Goldman (Chelsea Goldman) at STK South Beach MGM Beach party Hightide at the Klimpton Surfcomber Hotel Breakfast meeting at Soho House Untitled Art Fair where we saw Shin Art Gallery NADA Art Fair Cocktails at The Webster with Clemence von Mueffling to celebrate her website Beauty & Well Being as well as her book, Ageless Beauty: The French Way We also went to the Mutiny Fragrance launch with Maison Margiela where transgender model Teddy Quinlivan is the face The Surf Lodge x ARTNews party at The Confidante Hotel where Lil Wayne performed We got to wear clothes from Pepa Pombo, Prabal Gurung and La Double J. We tried to prepare as much as possible before coming, but still had some hiccups along the way. We rented a car, but unfortunately, valet is $25 everywhere you go. It may be better to take Uber. Also, make 100% sure the address is correct. One of the art fairs we tried to go to took us to their office instead of the fair. There is a ton of traffic during this week! https://www.thestylethatbindsus.com/ @thestylethatbindsus @alisonbruhn @deliafolk Contact emails: [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected]
THE ITALIANS FOR THE WIN!/MILAN FASHION WEEK
 
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DAY 2 MFW: MEETING ITALIAN DESIGNERS DURING MILAN FASHION WEEK Day 2, we began the day by going to the Modigliani Art Experience at MUDEC. We learned a lot about his life and paintings and got to watch a 360 degree video! The first show of the day was Tiziano Guardini. He has partnered with Mercedes Benz and is all about sustainability. We saw one of his pieces at the Fashioned By Nature exhibit at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London! Next, it was time for lunch at Bar Luce at Fondazione Prada. The Prada show was that afternoon, so unfortunately, we couldn't explore the museum and will have to go back later. For lunch, we had sandwiches and cappuccinos. We HAD to also have dessert, which consisted of tiramisu and hazelnut gelato. After, we went to the Raquel Diniz presentation and were glad to get to meet Raquel. The collection was full of prints and feminine pieces that can seamlessly go from day to night. The next stop was the Luisa Beccaria show at Palazzo Reale. It was outside, so it was VERY HOT, but the collection and show were beyond incredible. The collection was inspired by Alice & Wonderland, so it was a mix between Tim Burton and Harry Potter. The music was just as dramatic as the clothing. We saw the Vogue US team there as well. After, we went to the Attico presentation, which was at a penthouse event space with a 360 degree video of Milan. Next, we stopped by the Sara Battaglia presentation, which is filled with color. She has both RTW and handbags. The last show of the day was Daizy Shely. For dinner, we went to the Bulgari Hotel and sat outside in the garden. We ran into Nicolò Beretta, who is the founder of Giannico and the Creative Director of L'Autre Chose. We are going to his presentation later in the week. We had an absolutely delicious meal of vegetable soup, pasta and got dessert of course! http://www.mudec.it/eng/modigliani-art-experience/ http://tizianoguardini.com https://www.milanomodadonna.it/it/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIvtGpqcPQ3QIVLijTCh0yng41EAAYASAAEgLge_D_BwE https://www.mercedes-benz.com/en/ https://www.vam.ac.uk http://www.fondazioneprada.org/barluce-en/?lang=en http://www.fondazioneprada.org/?lang=en https://www.raqueldiniz.it http://luisabeccaria.it http://www.theattico.com http://www.sarabattaglia.com https://www.bulgarihotels.com/en_US/milan https://www.lautrechose.com/it/ http://giannicoofficial.com http://www.daizyshely.com https://www.thestylethatbindsus.com/ @thestylethatbindsus @alisonbruhn @deliafolk Contact emails: [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] Edited by Apto Media email: [email protected]
GO BEHIND-THE-SCENES at New York Fashion Week
 
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DAY 3 NYFW: Designers, Presentations, Fashion Shows and more! Day Three of New York Fashion Week!! We began the day at the Baccarat Hotel for the Amir Tagih presentation (PR by Savannah Engel). He is a new designer and worked at Monse and Oscar de la Renta before starting his own line. He is from Texas, so is a fellow Southerner! The next stop was at the Chloe Gosselin presentation for her new shoe collection. She was previously a model and is married to the magician David Copperfield. Her presentation was extremely creative and well-done, with the models and shoes behind a screen and also models standing around wearing the shoes. We loved the booties and heels! We ate lunch at Lafayette and had lots of delicious pasta, salads and desserts. We attended the Flying Solo show at Spring Studios to see the GBGH Jewelry. Delia wears a Jeffrey Levinson bag and Marni dress in the video. Lastly, we attend the Vivienne Hu runway show. http://www.amirtaghi.com https://www.baccarathotels.com http://www.monse.com http://oscardelarenta.com https://www.chloegosselin.com http://lafayetteny.com https://flyingsolo.nyc https://www.springstudios.com https://www.jeffreylevinson.com http://www.marni.com https://www.viviennehu.com https://gbgh.nyc https://www.thestylethatbindsus.com/ @thestylethatbindsus @alisonbruhn @deliafolk Contact emails: [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] Day 3 NYFW: A Full Day at NYFW Day 3: Another Day of NYFW Day 3: Discovering New Designers and New Collections Filmed & Edited by Apto Media email: [email protected]
Travel with us to San Francisco!
 
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The Style That Binds Us Mother Daughter team travelled across the country to San Francisco for the first time!! Alison & Delia met in SF after some flight delays. Don't forget to not call it San Fran, or the locals will know you're a tourist! We were fascinated to learn about the culture, vibe of the city, the style, etc. For the style, there seems to be a uniform for example all black with sneakers, glasses & a backpack. It has a very chill and laid back vibe. The food is delicious and fresh. We found some really cute boutiques to shop in - Hero Shop & Forty Five Ten. Most everything is gender neutral and they even have a yoga room at the airport.  Dinner Wednesday pm The Progress 6:15pm @theprogress_sf. This was delicious! They were very kind and helpful figuring out which vegetarian options to order.  https://statebirdsf.com Thursday 10am: SF MOMA @sfmoma: At SF Moma, we saw David Hockney, Andy Warhol, Louise Bourgeois, Alexander Calder and more! Lots of pop art.  https://www.sfmoma.org 11:30am reservation for lunch In Situ @insitu_sfmoma. YUM! You must go if you visit the museum! Get the carrot soup. http://insitu.sfmoma.org Shop at Hero Shop @heroshopsf - we loved Hero Shop. Emily has such a fantastic edit!! Emily, the founder, worked at Vogue and WWD before moving back to SF to open her store.  https://heroshopsf.com Walk around Market Street/Union Square Fashion x Tech Cocktail event with The Met Costume Institute, Marissa Mayer, Eva Chen, Selby Drummond and Derek Blasberg. We planned the trip around this! We got to network with executives in the fashion & tech worlds, and it was worth it! https://www.metmuseum.org/about-the-met/curatorial-departments/the-costume-institute Friday  8:30am breakfast at Tartine @tartinebakery. Delicious!!! We got SO many things hehe - pain au chocolat, cappuccinos, granola + yogurt, etc. It smells divine! http://tartinebakery.com Walk around The Mission/Hayes Valley/Rand + Statler @randandstatler/Alamo Square/Haight Ashbury - shop at Wasteland @shopwasteland/Golden Gate Bridge/Lunch at @tacolicioussf/Lombard Street/Marina/Fisherman’s Wharf/Pier 39 to see the sea lions/ride a cable car. The cable car ride was scarier than it looks! There weren't seats inside, so we were hanging off of it holding onto a poll going up and down the hills of SF! We got some delicious tacos at Tacolicious  http://www.randandstatler.com - They had great brands! Aesop, Shrimps, etc.  https://www.shopwasteland.com - A vintage store the Versace Team recommended we go there. Delia got a Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche ostrich feather jacket, and we loved walking around Haight-Ashbury, which is where the Hippie movement started. Lots of tie-dye, records and vinyl!  https://www.tacolicious.com 6:45pm Barvale Dinner - great tapas place! https://www.barvalesf.com Saturday  Breakfast at @cafereveille - delish! We got a yummy egg bowl with coffees https://www.cafereveille.com @De Young Museum - we saw an exhibit about Claude Monet (called The Late Years) x Giverny, The Late Years and a Paul Gauguin exhibit. We also saw art by Dale Chihuly & Cindy Sherman. We loved the Gauguin quote - "I paint and dream at the same time" https://deyoung.famsf.org Lunch @nopasf - YUM, and the staff is SO nice! We got the grapefruit spritzer and lots more!!! We were starved! http://nopasf.com @LegionofHonor - lots of Rodin sculptures + VERY old art - starting in the 12th century and even mummies! https://legionofhonor.famsf.org Dinner at Boulevard 6:30pm @blvdsf - Some say one of the best restaurants in SF! The decor is very Art Deco, and the food is tasty!  https://www.boulevardrestaurant.com Sunday Day Trip to Napa Valley We grabbed a quick breakfast at Bluestone Lane http://bluestonelane.com @duckhornwine for a wine tasting https://www.duckhorn.com/Homepage Lunch at Archetype - such a cute spot for brunch in St Helena http://archetypenapa.com Hall Winery - another tasting! https://www.hallwines.com Shop @fortyfiveten http://fortyfiveten.com Snack at the original @bouchonbakery - we got almond chocolate croissants https://www.thomaskeller.com/bouchonbakeryrockcenter Five days in San Francisco! Why we went to San Francisco! Going Bicoastal-why we went to San Francisco! The best of San Francisco! https://www.thestylethatbindsus.com/ @thestylethatbindsus @alisonbruhn @deliafolk Contact emails: [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] Sign up for our newsletter: https://thestylethatbindsus.com/general-mailing-list/
Labor Day Weekend: Outfits suggestions for every event
 
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Have you ever had a fashion emergency? In this week’s video for “The Style That Binds Us”, Delia realizes she has absolutely no idea what to wear to all the Labor Day events that are popping up. Luckily, her mother (and business partner) Alison is a personal stylist, and as such, is the perfect person to help in this “crisis”! Watch this video to get style inspiration for all your end-of-summer celebrations from poolside to cocktails! We all want to be fashion forward and effortlessly glam at end-of-summer activities (think: boating in your bikini at the beach, a barbecue by the pool, clam bake, rooftop party, cocktails and dinner out with friends), and this video is the perfect tutorial to help you transform your look, feel empowered and uber chic no matter how dressy or casual the event may be. You will make fireworks of your own! Similar items to those shown in the video below! Sun Hat: https://gigiburris.com/shop/ete-4, handbag: https://www.intermixonline.com/cult-gaia/ark-mini-amber-clutch/20002ACM-AMBER.html?dwvar_20002ACM-AMBER_color=800&cgid=#q=cult%2Bgaia&lang=en_US&start=1 Bikini: https://us.zimmermannwear.com/swim-and-resort/melody-shoulder-frill-bikini-mustard-floral.html Sundress: https://us.zimmermannwear.com/swim-and-resort/melody-off-shoulder-dress-mustard-floral.html Feminine Crop Top: https://us.zimmermannwear.com/swim-and-resort/melody-off-shoulder-top-taupe-floral.html High Waisted Shorts: https://us.zimmermannwear.com/swim-and-resort/melody-high-waist-short-taupe-floral.html Silver sandal: https://shop.nordstrom.com/s/emme-parsons-one-flat-sandal-women/5056130?origin=keywordsearch-personalizedsort&color=silver https://www.thestylethatbindsus.com/ @thestylethatbindsus @alisonbruhn @deliafolk Contact emails: [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] Style Hack: The perfect outfits for every occasion on Labor Day Labor Day Weekend: Outfit suggestions to fit every occasion How to Pull Off The Best Looks For Labor Day Weekend What to wear for Labor Day Weekend #LDW Four Looks You Can Wear for Labor Day Fun! Style Tips To Insure You Look Your Best For Labor Day Fashion Emergency! What To Wear For Labor Day Weekend? Baby, You’re A Firework- Four Ways to glam it up for Labor Day Weekend Filmed & Edited by Apto Media email: [email protected]
FASHION OVERLOAD!/MILAN FASHION WEEK
 
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DAY 3 MFW: SPEAKING ITALIAN, MARKET APPOINTMENTS, LIVING LIKE THE ITALIANS, AND MORE! On to Day 3 of Milan Fashion Week. By this point, we are feeling really tired, as well as our feet! When you come to Italy, they move at a more relaxed pace. When waiting for a car or show, or when you're at a restaurant. The issue is going to bed late and getting up early and being go, go, go all day! Should you be looking outside at the beautiful sites, is there an Instagram story we should be posting, is there a YouTube video we need to approve, taking notes of which pieces would work for which of our clients, making note of the trends? Next up was the Plan C Presentation, which is a brand created by the Castiglioni family, formerly of Marni. We love that the brand has a family aspect to it since the people behind the brand are family. The clothes are modern, very smart. The colors are chic and subdued. They also have a jewelry brand called Aliita. We went to the Alexandre Birman presentation and Olivia Palermo was there. He is a Brazilian shoe designer. His signature is a knot tied in a bow. He has lots of different options from stilettos, platforms, wedges, low heel, flat heel, thong sandal, sneaker. His shoes are super colorful with lots of texture. Direct message @alisonbruhn if you are interested in attending a VIP shopping event! We had a market appointment with the designer of Alcoolique and also with jewelry designer Lil Milan. We love getting to interact with the designers and tell our audience about new brands! Direct message @alisonbruhn to set up a private VIP shopping experience to get to go to a showroom and meet designers. We ran into Veronica Varetta, whose line, Lil Milan, was founded in 2014. As a student, she couldn't find the jewelry at the right price point she was looking for. She wanted jewelry to melt into your skin as if it were a tattoo so you'd forget about it. We had lunch at Drogherie Milanesi and had pizza for the first time in Italy that trip! We went to the Loro Piana presentation. It was in an extremely elegant and relaxing environment where the attendees were sitting and chatting. We did some vlogging and discussed that we are walking through Brera and that there are lots of motorcycles, vespas and scooters in Milano. The next stop was the La Double J pop up for both RTW and homewares. Their pieces are filled with gorgeous prints that are based on vintage print patterns. Jennifer Jane Martin (JJ Martin) is the founder. She is an America who came to Italy for love. Through her connections she patterned the brand after women she admired in her new country. The fabrics used are silks, cottons and jacquards. The collection is bright and cheerful. She partners with Italian heritage brands such as Kartell for the homewares. We attended the Mr. & Mrs. Italy presentation. They are branching more into RTW and have lots of fun pieces, especially with camo. They are known for the brightly colored fur on the inside of their parkas. The brand was such a hot seller, especially in the beginning. Geraldina Bassani Antivari is the Creative Director. Geraldina started playing around with parkas and sewed in colored fur to modernize the concept. Rihanna, Cara Delevingne, Chiara Ferragni, Gwyneth Paltrow and more have been seen wearing the jackets. Next up was the Au Jour Le Jour presentation. They even had an Italian band! The pieces were bright and colorful with high slits. We attended the Sergio Rossi presentation in a beautiful library. The models got to relax and lounge, some reading books and some napping, which we wished we could do! We are still seeing silver accessories as a trend as well as fringe. We have a shoe obsession so going to the shoe presentations is dangerous! There was even an area outside where people were having cocktails and snacks. We went to the Blaze Milano presentation, which makes the perfect blazer. There are lots of hidden details that make for a fabulous jacket. Link to Day 1 MFW: https://youtu.be/dvebQhEr2mA https://wwd.com/fashion-news/designer-luxury/castiglioni-family-launching-fashion-brand-1202684894/ https://aliita.com https://alexandrebirman.com http://www.alcoolique.it https://www.drogheriemilanesi.it https://fr.loropiana.com/en https://www.lilmilan.com http://ladoublej.com http://kartell.com https://www.mmi.it/en/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIv6qcxNrf3QIV4p3tCh0vdAHdEAAYASAAEgJK6_D_BwE https://www.sergiorossi.com/us-en/ http://blaze-milano.com http://aujourlejour.it https://www.thestylethatbindsus.com/ @thestylethatbindsus @alisonbruhn @deliafolk Contact emails: [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] Edited by Apto Media email: [email protected]
INTERVIEW: Jin Soon Choi on how she is influencing New York Fashion Week
 
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Interesting interview with the famous manicurist Jin Soon Choi. She takes us through her illustrious career from the early days cycling from appointment to appointment where she was named bicycle Jin up to present day where she collaborates with top designers to create the looks for runway shows. She has worked with the top models, designers and celebrities, such as Karlie Kloss, Marc Jacobs, Phillip Lim, Tibi and more. As Bobbi Brown said herself, Jin Soon is a big deal! How do runway designers create the nail looks for fashion shows? How far in advance do they begin working on this? Watch the video to find out!! Jin Soon's hand and foot nail salons are my go-to spot for manicures and pedicures. Delia first met her four years ago when she was working on the Cosmetics buying team at Barneys New York. Jin Soon Choi is Korean and moved to Manhattan in 1991. She only knew one person from Korea and they turned out to be her roommate. Jin didn't speak English when she first arrived, so she had no choice but to work in either a grocery or a nail salon. Her eponymous nail polish was founded in 2012. There are 4 nail salons in New York City in Tribeca, Lower East Side, Upper East Side and West Village. The first salon opened in 1999. Her husband is an architect and he designed the salons. She discusses how she got into the fashion industry, how she learned to start and grow a business & the process of designing a nail collection. When creating a collection, she starts with a theme so there is a story included in the collection. She does a lot of research surrounding this theme. Her products are eco-friendly, safe & healthy nail polish AND long-lasting. She speaks to why she created nail polish in this way and how she did it in this interview. Call in advance to book an appointment, because her salons are so popular! In terms of naming her collections, at first she used words from classic Jane Austen novels or from poetry. Words like austere and audacious. Hair, makeup and nails in the fashion shows are part of the styling, so the stylists plays a big role. Jin works on a lot of advertising campaigns with fashion designers - Versace, Marc Jacobs, Moschino (Jeremy Scott). What are the Fall 2018 nail trends? Jin discusses she is loving neutral colors now. Be creative, work hard and be ambitious when starting a business. http://jinsoon.com INTERVIEW: How She Did It, All About How Jin Soon Nail Polish Began INTERVIEW: All About How Jin Soon Created Her Salon INTERVIEW: Korea to NYC, How Jin Soon Took The Fashion Industry by Storm INTERVIEW: How Jin Soon Entered and Conquered the Fashion Industry https://www.thestylethatbindsus.com/ @thestylethatbindsus @alisonbruhn @deliafolk Contact emails: [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] Edited by Apto Media email: [email protected]
THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO PARIS FASHION WEEK
 
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SS19 TRENDS It is our last video of PFW & Fashion Month!! Our SS19 Trend recap was filmed at the Ritz Paris. There is not a fashion week that isn't worth attending, but you are in a different mindset during each one. New York is fashion shows, market appointments, presentations and after parties.London Fashion Week is shows and presentations. Milan Fashion Week is runway shows and presentations.Paris Fashion Week is the ultimate finale featuring all different scenarios.You'll be seeing people who showed at NYFW, LFW & MFW in Paris since everyone goes their for market. Spring Summer 2019 Trends: Western Boot in all different colors. Booties, tall boots, pairing them with dresses We saw sheer both in street style & on the runway.This can be worn oversized over a silk slip There was LOTS of color present: yellow, orange, marigold Power suit Matching-wearing a print on your clothes, shoes and bag that is all the same Fairytale dressing Fringe Slits Crochet Are the clothes in fashion shows and presentations different than what is sold in stores? What is in the runway show may not go into production, it may just be the runway piece. How important is it that brands partake in fashion month? Extremely important! It is when all the buyers, stores, editors, influencers, etc are all in one place and their attention is on the show. If a fashion show is too expensive, have an event at least. How did we pack for fashion month?This was a challenge because you are supposed to be dressed stylishly every single day.We started with the basics.We used accessories to change it up: scarves, sunglasses, shoes, handbags and jewelry.Put your shoes in individual shoe bags.For your clothes, try to pack them on the hanger and drape them in the suitcase, so you can take them out and they won't be as wrinkled.Make sure to pack a travel steamer. Link to our core wardrobe checklist: https://thestylethatbindsus.com/start-here What to do with the bags that come in shoeboxes when you get new shoes? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ginsQIOfL8&t=38s We had a market appointment with Sonia Rykiel. The brand was founded in 1968 and she is known as the Queen of Knits.It is a very French brand. She did the "poor boy" striped sweater.In 2014, Julie de Libran became the Artistic Director. She has brought the brand back to the forefront of Parisian chic. This collection celebrated the 50th anniversary of the house.Sonia Rykiel recently had an allée in Paris named after her.The collection was inspired by the bio (organic) market Julie shops at each week.It was a colorful collection with crochet.They have a cafe inside with coffee and juice, etc.There were fresh flowers and produce everywhere. We had a working lunch at Les Deux Magots. Next, was a market appointment with the Paris-based brand that was founded by two Turkish sisters called, Dice Kayek.They are inspired by architecture, which you can see with the pieces. The collection is feminine and really colorful.The pieces make a statement and the fabrics are super luxe.We had a market appointment with Edeline Lee.Her fabrics are really neat and they pack well. Her pieces are well-made with beautiful colors, understated, but beautiful.Link to our LFW Day 4-6 video where you can see her presentation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=roLPhWPET_Y We visited the Dries Van Noten store, which is delightful and FULL of color. We had a lunch meeting with Denise Ruigrok van der Werven who has a handbag line and is based in Amsterdam at Cafe de Flore.Link to our interview with her from TSTBU.com: https://thestylethatbindsus.com/2017-2-18-ruigrok-van-der-werven/ We had a market appointment with Boyarovskaya.Her pieces can be worn in different ways and have a neutral palette. We went to the Junko Shimada show.Her show celebrated the 50th anniversary of Woodstock.She is in support of independent strong women, having raised her daughter by herself. We went to Maceo Restaurant for dinner. We went to the Bleu Et Rose Picasso exhibit at Musee D'Orsay. These pieces don't look like what you think of when you think of Picasso. They were done when he was 19-24 years old. We went to the Yves Saint Laurent (YSL) Museum.The studio in which he worked is there and it was so incredible to see. We went to the Miro Retrospective on the opening day at Le Grand Palais. http://tosgallery.nl http://ritzparis.com http://soniarykiel.com http://www.lesdeuxmagots.fr/en/ http://dicekayek.com http://edelinelee.com http://driesvannoten.be https://ruigrokvanderwerven.com https://cafedeflore.fr/menu/?lang=en http://boyarovskaya.com http://junkoshimada.com https://www.maceorestaurant.com http://musee-orsay.fr https://museeyslparis.com/en/ https://www.grandpalais.fr/fr http://www.avenue-restaurant.com https://www.thestylethatbindsus.com/ @thestylethatbindsus @alisonbruhn @deliafolk Contact emails: [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected]
FASHION ITALIAN STYLE/MILAN FASHION WEEK
 
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DAY 4 +5 MFW:OUR LAST TWO DAYS OF MFW Day 4 - Our first stop was the Giannico presentation. Nicolò Beretta is the Founder + Creative Director and he is also the Creative Director of L'Autre Chose. Delia met Nicolò while she was working at Barneys. He is adorable and is based in Milan. We are obsessed with both him and his shoes!!We ran into Nicolò while we were eating at the Bulgari Hotel, which was such a surprise. When speaking with Veronica Varetta (founder of Lil Milan - whose necklaces we wore in this episode), we realized they know each other and are friends as well. What a small world it is!! After the Giannico presentation, we walked around Milano with Veronica, who grew up there. Next stop was the Jimmy Choo presentation....more shoes!!Thankfully, there were desserts there too! There was someone there making cannoli that you could eat right then and there. We got to see the new handbags, shoes and sunglasses (launching Spring 2019!). There were a lot of people there we knew: the Net-A-Porter team, Glenda Bailey, Sandra Choi, Ken Downing and Edward Enninful. We found out Chelsea Goldman of CF. Goldman and Chloe Gosselin were in town since they had been selected as Vogue Rising Talents who partnered with Swarovski. We stopped by and she walked us around telling us about the different designers and we got to catch up over lunch. A lot of the venues during MFW seem to be in palazzos, which is fun to see! We were excited to learn lots of people we know were in Milan at the same time. Afterwards, we went to the Tod's presentation to see their new RTW, handbag and shoe collections. Next was the Piazza Sempione presentation. With their SS19 collection, they are modernizing workwear, especially the suit. The presentation was in a gorgeous setting...another palazzo! They had four fashion photographers take pictures of the collection and showcased their images at the event. It was neat to see 4 very different takes on the collection! The brand was founded in 1991 (Delia's birth year!) by a husband and wife duo. We had a market appointment with the Tiziano Guardini team. His collection is super colorful and we like that he is so focused on sustainability. He was a couturier and also has RTW pieces. We saw one of his pieces that looks like leather, but is made out of mushrooms at the V&A museum, Fashioned By Nature Exhibit. If you put one of his tennis shoes in a field after 700 days it will disintegrate. After, we went to the Giuseppe Zanotti presentation. He had created special Michael Jackson tribute sneakers and even had one of the jackets he had worn in shows at the event (people kept whispering that the jacket had to have $1 Million of insurance). We saw Olivia Palermo there. The shoes are beautiful and sexy - red carpet Hollywood glamour. For dinner, we sat outside in a courtyard Il Salumaio Di Montenapoleone, which was a lovely experience. Day 5 - We went BACK to the Fondazione Prada. We grabbed some coffee and pastries before exploring the art gallery and exhibits. We got lunch and visited 10 Corso Como, which has a cafe, shop and art gallery. Of course we HAD to explore the oldest working mall in Milano, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, which is stunning. We were excited to see a Marchesi in the shopping mall, so of course we had to get a coffee and gelato for energy! Next was the UJ OH runway show. More long lines of course! Afterwards, we finally got to go to the top of the Duomo!! What an incredible building it is! We took a moment to go to the Azzedine Alaia Couture Sculpture exhibit which, of course, was in a palazzo! Our last show of MFW was Francesca Liberatore. Both of these shows were at Palazzo Reale which is in Piazza Del Duomo. Our last dinner was at Carlo E Camilla. It was absolutely lovely and delicious & we got the vegetarian tasting menu. http://giannicoofficial.com https://www.lautrechose.com/it/ https://www.lilmilan.com http://jimmychoo.com http://cfgoldman.com http://chloegosselin.com http://www.tods.com/en_ww/ https://www.piazzasempione.com/fr_en/ https://www.swarovski.com/en-US/ http://tizianoguardini.com http://giuseppezanotti.com http://ilsalumaiodimontenapoleone.it http://fondazioneprada.org http://www.10corsocomo.com https://www.pasticceriamarchesi.com/en.html http://www.ujoh-amr.com https://www.maison-alaia.com/fr https://www.francescaliberatore.it http://www.carloecamillainsegheria.it/?l=en Interview with Chelsea Goldman of CF. Goldman - https://youtu.be/6xVAjJGgYfY Link to the Day 3 of New York Fashion Week video the Chloe Gosselin presentation was featured in - https://youtu.be/33yW_a9tA6Y Link to the MFW Day 1 where the Tiziano Guardini show is featured - https://youtu.be/dvebQhEr2mA https://www.thestylethatbindsus.com/ @thestylethatbindsus @alisonbruhn @deliafolk Contact emails: [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] Edited by Apto Media email: [email protected]