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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]
Artist you need to know! Industry Interview with artist, Cj Hendry
 
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CJ Hendry was born in South Africa, grew up in Australia and now lives in Brooklyn. She studied Architecture and was pursuing Finance & Accounting at University. She decided none of those were a good fit. She releases collections or series 1-2x per year. • What is the scribbling technique, and how did you come up with it? o Accidentally stumbled into. She draws into a hyper realistic style and sometimes people mistake her work for photographs. It could be a mix of cross-hatching from when she was studying architecture, but she doesn’t have to lift her hand off the page • How did you make the decision to drop out of college? How did this go over with your family? o Come from a traditional old-school family. Her mom is a teacher and dad works in computers and they are both hard working. Her parents let her figure it out when she told them she wanted to drop out and pursue fine art. • Why did you decide to not work with an art gallery? What are the pros and cons of working with an art gallery? o This wasn’t intentional. The goal was to work with a gallery, and is open to this at some point. Things have snowballed into the next thing, but at some point she will be open to working with a gallery. A pro is getting to work at the speed she wants to work at. She enjoys every aspect of running the process and has a very supportive team. • With no formal art training, how did you discover you had a talent for this? • How do you decide what to draw? o Used to draw high-end subjects: draw Chanel bags or dip an Hermes Birkin Bag. Subjects are now slowly moving away from objects and are going more to abstract. It is determined by what she is interested in at the time, and wants to show a progression. The Marlboro Man series came about because she is fascinated with Richard Prince. He did something inspired by The Marlboro Man and she wondered why it had to be so masculine. So she drew cigarette butts with Chanel lipstick on the ends, because this is what brand she wears. It wasn’t fun to get the subject, but something she had to do to get the picture! • How long does it take to create a piece of your artwork? • How do you determine the pricing for your artwork? • What is your view on collaborations? (Fashion brands, other artists, etc) • What direction do you want to go in? Produce as much art as possible or something different? • What goes into creating a public art installation? • What does it mean to be a female artist today? • What mediums do you want to work in besides drawing? • How did you grow your social media following? • How do you promote yourself and your artwork? • Do you prefer to work in black & white or color? • Where do you get your colored pencils? • Do you really have a box called the pencil graveyard? • What is it like navigating the waters of what is personal artwork vs. a commercial piece? • How could someone acquire a piece of your art? • Do you invest the money you make from selling your artwork back into your business? How much do you decide to invest vs. keep? • Do you feel you have a work life balance? • What does a day look like for you? • How do you counterbalance the intensity it takes to create one of your pieces? • How many other people are in your studio and what are their jobs? • Do you do custom work? • How do you feel about the hoopla that surrounds your art exhibitions? o This wasn’t planned, it just happened. Able to create bigger and bigger shows. She did the drawings, created the idea and thought a couple of people would come in and out. Tens of thousands of people showed up with four hour lines! It turned into a crowd that maybe wasn’t necessarily there for the art. Difficult to be an artist on Instagram. You want to stay true to your work and do your work when you want to do your work, don’t want to have to update so frequently. She would rather not show what she is doing, but there is power in social media. Want to make sure it is enjoyable for her. YouTube and podcasts are great because it is hard to tell the full story on Instagram because that isn’t what they are there for. Instagram is 99% Instagram community and 1% art community, so she is appealing to Instagrammers, not the art community. For TSTBU, we aren’t necessarily posting for the fashion or art community, because they may already know. We are posting for people who may not have heard of the brand, and want it to feel less intimidating and they will want to learn more. Open people up to be excited about art, have an opinion, etc. It is interesting to look back and see your career in images on Instagram and sometimes looking back it is cringe worthy! http://www.cjhendry.live 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/ Filmed & Edited by Apto Media
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]
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] Filmed & Edited by Apto Media email: [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] [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] Filmed & Edited by Apto Media email: [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]
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] Filmed & Edited by Apto Media email: [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] [email protected] [email protected] Filmed & Edited by Apto Media email: [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]com [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]
Confessions of a French Beauty Editor with Clemence von Mueffling of Beauty & Well-Being!
 
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We are featuring Clemence von Mueffling who comes from a family of beauty experts. Both Clemence’s mother and grandmother were beauty editors at French Vogue. Her grandmother also started her career as a model and was on the cover of French Vogue, and guess who was the photographer? Irving Penn! Clemence is the founder & editor of Beauty & Well Being. Clemence worked at Clarins, Puig, and Dior before starting Beauty & Well Bring. Clemence grew up in Paris (she is French) and now lives in NYC. She has recently written a book called, Ageless Beauty: the French Way that gives us the secrets of 3 generations of beauty editors from French Vogue. What was it like growing up in Paris? Incredible! Especially having my mother and grandmother as examples because they are the perfect example of French women not looking for perfection, but trying to become the best version of themselves. Beauty requires a ritual. Self care is about self confidence. If you feel good, you look good. Maintenance and prevention are important. It is never too late to start a good routine, Describe what the Vogue Paris offices are like. All the editors were running around. There was perfume, cosmetics, makeup, they let Clemence try out the different things. Women were elegant. There is a Vogue style, called "The Woman of Vogue." The Woman of Vogue was incredibly chic, elegant and always with a signature perfume. She would know when each person would be there by their scent. Her grandmother wore Guerlain, and now wears Chanel. Her mom wears Sisley, and loves to try new ones as well. What is Beauty & Well-Being? After working for beauty companies, she wanted to have more her voice. She launched her online magazine. She gathered a team of freelance writers in the beauty & wellness field. Every month, they provide in-depth stories, interviews, high profile people and more. It is a platform for women of all ages from teenager to grandmother at accessible price points. It started in 2014. When did you start Beauty and Well Being and how did the idea come about? After she had her twins, she felt was a great time to start a new company, almost like a third child. She wanted to talk about beauty & wellness because it goes together. She wanted to bring to women solutions, because people talk about the problems, but they don't give you the solutions. Wellness - how to choose the best skincare products - respect your skin and hair. They don't address fads. Only tried and true beauty tips. How did you build your team at Beauty and Well-Being? From years working at Clarins, Puig and Dior, she had worked with a ton of journalists and beauty experts. Have to be confident that everything will work out, and need to test it to make sure it will work. How do you come up with story ideas? Every month there is a theme. She can build the series of interviews, articles, stories. She reads the news, magazines; internationally We grew up in similar ways with our elders telling us to make sure to have on mascara, lipstick, etc when we were around them! How did this shape the way you think about beauty? Her grandmother would say for Sunday night dinner, Rendez-Vous with mascara. She taught her granddaughters to be feminine. Femininity and self-care is about self-confidence and not vanity. As she gets older, taking care of herself is about giving a positive image about the passage of time to younger generations. She is 88 and looking great! The importance is not to look like someone else, but to look like the best version of yourself. When you get older, the idea is to look good for your age, not younger. Good skin doesn't have to be flawless. http://beautyandwellbeing.com https://www.vogue.fr https://www.clarinsusa.com/en/offers/specialoffers/?gclid=Cj0KCQjwg73kBRDVARIsAF-kEH8LSn_9169PDrCWs9n7XyBJrG826zBx1CygiV-kXB0HPbIoy7-J9qUaAsONEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds https://www.puig.com/en https://www.dior.com/en_us https://www.amazon.com/Ageless-Beauty-French-Way-Generations/dp/1250151600/ref=sr_1_1?hvadid=255242591989&hvdev=c&hvlocphy=9004068&hvnetw=g&hvpos=1t1&hvqmt=e&hvrand=6278891423361515444&hvtargid=aud-647006051489%3Akwd-426654487650&keywords=ageless+beauty+the+french+way&qid=1552953151&s=gateway&sr=8-1&tag=googhydr-20 https://www.guerlain.com/us/en-us https://www.chanel.com/en_CA/ https://www.sisley-paris.com/en-US/ https://www.aveneusa.com https://us.christophe-robin.com/pages/discover-christophe-robin?gclid=Cj0KCQjwg73kBRDVARIsAF-kEH_E4D0KaEcHlqkzaauLqoeI1PpBHqZwXtGFWycb0gwJl8C2gcpfv4waAnrlEALw_wcB https://david-mallett.com/en/ https://www.colorwowhair.com/us?gclid=Cj0KCQjwg73kBRDVARIsAF-kEH-FX0RS-zJYAfGbMvDV3DRFofFeNRozzbkCdF4BpjqvniJhJEQM5_0aAsYOEALw_wcB 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/
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] Filmed & Edited by Apto Media email: [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]
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]
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]
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]
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] Filmed & Edited by Apto Media email: [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]
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]
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]
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]
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/ Edited by Apto Media email: [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]
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] Filmed & Edited by Apto Media email: [email protected]
Bridal Fashion Week Spring 2020
 
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Come along with us while we go through Bridal Fashion Week Spring 2020 in April 2019! Wednesday April 10 DAY 1 Eisen Stein http://eisen-stein.com Thursday April 11 DAY 2 10am Romona Keveza Collection and Legends Romona Keveza https://www.romonakeveza.com 12pm Theia https://theiacouture.com/?gclid=CjwKCAjw5dnmBRACEiwAmMYGOeUDMt_PAr7es8S2VNvDvA5yC86iTje-PRTARVJNK_ut-xNre2pzHhoC6skQAvD_BwE Mira Zwillinger Runway show https://www.mirazwillinger.com Friday April 12 DAY 3 Francesca Miranda Presentation http://www.francescamiranda.com Berta https://www.berta.com Rita Vinieris https://ritavinieris.com Saturday April 13 DAY 4 Valentini https://en.valentinispose.com/collezioni-en-285-295-18/valentini-couture.html Anne Barge https://www.annebarge.com Jenny Yoo presentation http://jennyyoo.com Sunday April 14 DAY 5 Kelly Faetanini http://kellyfaetanini.com Monday April 15 DAY 6 Ines Di Santo https://www.inesdisanto.com Markarian http://markarian-nyc.com Oscar de la Renta https://www.oscardelarenta.com/bridal Tuesday April 16 DAY 7 Naaem Kahn http://naeemkhan.com https://www.thestylethatbindsus.com/ @thestylethatbindsus @alisonbruhn @deliafolk Contact emails: [email protected] [email protected] [email protected]stylethatbindsus.com [email protected] Sign up for our newsletter: https://thestylethatbindsus.com/general-mailing-list/ Edited by Apto Media email: [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] Edited by Apto Media email: [email protected]
Shopping Luxury for Less with The RealReal
 
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We curated some of our favorite pieces on The RealReal site so you can get started shopping luxury for less! https://thestylethatbindsus.com/shopping-luxury-for-less/ In this week's video, we went shopping at The RealReal to talk to you about how to shop consignment smartly. We are all about having fewer items of high quality in your closet. One way to achieve this is to shop consignment. Alison is going to explain how to shop for consignment wisely: Check condition of garment Does it fit or would it need altering? Don’t buy something “odd” simply because it is “Gucci” - you won’t wear it! Don’t go with a specific item in mind, but definitely keep what’s in your closet in mind when buying! You may have to try on a lot to find one “treasure” The RealReal started as an online high-end consignment shopping site, and now has two brick-and-mortar locations one in New York and one in LA. Don’t be surprised if it takes you a lot of trying on before you find your treasure! Be kind and hang the things back up when possible, be kind and don’t leave your dressing room a mess for the store associates to have to deal with! I have heard so many stories about rude customers, we don’t want that! http://therealreal.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/ Filmed & Edited by Apto Media email: [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] Filmed & Edited by Apto Media email: [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] Edited by Apto Media email: [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]us.com Edited by Apto Media email: [email protected]
Learn about the woman behind the brand that Meghan Markle, Lady Gaga & more adore - Sarah Flint!
 
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Link to our shoppable blog post: https://thestylethatbindsus.com/learn-about-the-woman-behind-the-brand-that-meghan-markle-lady-gaga-more-adore-sarah-flint/ Sarah Flint is the Creative Director and Founder at Sarah Flint Inc. She grew up near Boston and went to Parsons & FIT where she majored in Accessories Design. She interned at DVF and Proenza Schouler before founding her own brand. Her shoes have been worn by Meghan Markle, Lady Gaga, Kristen Stewart, Karlie Kloss, Cindy Crawford and more. Mom has enjoyed being an ambassador for the brand. She moved to NYC, & was doing a fashion design program. Then transferred to FIT so she could focus on accessories. She wanted to make shoes for women that were comfortable & beautiful. She thought it was crazy to spend $800 on beautiful shoes that at the end of the day you were dying because your feet hurt so much. There was a lot of emphasis put on the 150mm heel height, but not a lot of focus on flats. She wanted to learn why the shoes were uncomfortable. She moved to Italy to study alongside factory workers to learn about the engineering. There are a lot of details around comfort in her shoes: arch support, padding, rubber on the bottom. Heel height: 100mm is 4 inches, 85mm is 3.5 inches, 50mm is 2 inches, 30mm styles is 1 1/2 inches. Since she has a direct-to-consumer brand, she can have a dialogue with the customer. She loves toe cleavage, but just the right amount. Her shoes are functional, comfortable and chic. She wanted to make shoes that women could commute in, not have to commute in another pair of shoes and change once you arrive. How did you find factories to work with? This was a challenge. She knocked on the door of a lot of factories before finding the right one. She wanted to make shoes at the top luxury factories at the top brands, because she didn't want them to be just comfort shoes. She was 23 when started going to factories & 25 when launched the brand, so it was hard to be taken seriously. One of her college teachers had been a pattern maker for a factory, & convinced them to take a chance on her. It is better to keep your focus narrow in the beginning, because if not, it is a red flag for the factory. How do you choose the color ways? Do you come out with seasonal collections? Since direct-to-consumer, not so much on a wholesale calendar. It is more buy-now-wear-now. Have limited edition launches. They have core colors they always have: taupe, navy, cognac. They use vegetable tanned leather, so it has a nice patina to it. The seasonal colors come from her inspiration. For example, a Scotland inspired collection for fall. Patina means a look that comes with age that has a weathered, but beautiful quality. Originally, you had a wholesale model where you sold your shoes to retailers. Did you always plan on changing to D2C? If not, How did the idea for changing the model to D2C come about? It was not always in the plan. It was something she thought about for 2 years before had the courage to do it. She saw the retail landscape changing, and looked to see how she & her friends/clients were shopping. She wanted to have the shoes available to more people. They switched, but didn't change the manufacturing, so had the same luxury quality. Have you considered opening Sarah Flint stores or popups? Yes, probably in 2020. Focused on online growth right now Has it been challenging with brand awareness going D2C? How has Instagram helped? Social media is a huge part of it, especially since this is a great way to interact with your customer. They use digital marketing & advertising. Word of mouth is the most effective. If you see an ad on Instagram for a pair of shoes vs. your best friend telling you, you are more likely to buy based on your best friend's recommendation. I have really enjoyed being an ambassador for the brand, and watching it grow so successfully and so quickly. The shoes are beautiful and have a smart price point. You were able to reduce the cost but keep the quality. It’s very exciting that all these high-profile people love the shoes, women like Meghan Markle and Amal Clooney, who I admire so much. It’s important for someone like Amal to be stylish but when you’re going to be on your feet all day you want to be comfortable as well! The only issue I have run into is that sometimes shoes are sold out because they are so popular. I know you all are doing your best to keep up with the demand. We encourage you to go to Sarah Flint.com and use the code ALISON50 to get $50 off your first pair! Sarah, that’s so sweet for you to offer that to our audience! 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/ Filmed & Edited by Apto Media email: [email protected]
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] Filmed & Edited by Apto Media email: [email protected]
WHAT’S MISSING IN YOUR CLOSET?!
 
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Link to the shoppable blog post: https://thestylethatbindsus.com/the-one-piece-you-need-to-add-to-your-wardrobe-the-trench/ Look#1 - Casual: Saturday morning, going to run to the bodega/grocery store, want to grab some coffee and pick up fresh flowers for a dinner party. Pair with jeans, tennis shoes/sneakers, red lipstick, sunglasses, hair in ponytail and go! Look#2 - The French look. Understated, not lots of makeup. Red lip. Sleeveless black turtleneck, black pant, black pump, sunglasses. Look#3 - If it is a windy spring day, add a scarf! Look#4 - Another silk scarf tied in a different way! Look#5 - Working woman, headed to an important meeting. You've got the Little Black Dress (watch our video all about the LBD here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5c3DyV242A). In this week’s video, we discuss a very important, but often forgotten, piece of clothing that should be in your core wardrobe....the Trench coat. According to Wikipedia, “The trench coat was developed as an alternative to the heavy serge greatcoats worn by British and French soldiers in the First World War. ... Thomas Burberry invented gabardine fabric in 1879 and submitted a design for an Army officer's raincoat to the United Kingdom War Office in 1901”. Find a trench that fits your body type the best at the right price point for you. Things have come a long way since 1879, but the versatility and functionality of the trench are as relevant today as in the past. With weather the way it is these days, a trench makes more sense than ever. It is the coat that is both stylish and seasonless. We decided to create this video to show you some of the ways we wear our trench coats, with the goal of giving you ideas about how to wear yours in a new way perhaps. If you don’t own a trench now, maybe our video will help you decide whether or not you need this piece in your closet (we think you probably do!). The video includes details about which trench would be best for you, and what to look for when you are shopping for trenches. We have included a shopping section to go along with the video, in case you realize after watching that you would like to have a trench, or need to update the one you have. Enjoy! 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/ Filmed & Edited by Apto Media email: [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
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
Talking IVF & Fertility Issues with Jackie Cohen of My Story Jewelry
 
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Shop this story here: https://thestylethatbindsus.com/talking-ivf-fertility-issues-with-jackie-cohen-of-my-story-jewelry/ Jackie Cohen began her career by working on Wall Street. After years of working in Finance, she left feeling unfulfilled and travelled to Africa, India & Israel. Her family has a jewelry business which she worked in after Wall Street. She tried IVF and eventually ended up adopting a daughter. She created a ring to celebrate the birth of her child, which she received a lot of compliments on. This led to the creation of her brand, My Story Jewelry. Proceeds from sales of her pieces go to Helpusadopt.org. Jackie was one of Delia's vendors at Barneys New York, which is where they met. In reading your biography on the My Story Jewelry website, you’ve had a very interesting life. You’ve travelled a lot and have been influenced by India in particular. Did I read you joined the Israeli army? What inspired you to do that and what did you learn from it? After leaving Wall Street, she felt burnt out and angry. Wall Street can be a toxic environment for women. She did a volunteer program where she lived for 3 weeks. She got to meet Israeli soldiers who live every day as if it is their last instead of so focused on work like in America. There is a sense of fearlessness there. What was it like working with your family in the jewelry business? She wasn't sure about it at first. She fell in love with the business: putting together the stones, coming up with designs, building a business, etc. She made the line more feminine. What challenges did you face starting your own company & breaking off from your family business? She and her brother ran the business together for 8 years: bridal, engagement rings, classic look. Jackie isn't married, so she didn't find it that inspiring. Most people get married once and get one ring, they may upgrade, get a halo, or reset it. Jackie did well with the band category because it was something she could wear and enjoy. Once My Story was growing, there was tension between Jackie & her brother for the first time. She was focusing less on the family business, and more on My Story. Therefore, she started working with My Story full time, which relieved the tension between herself & her brother. How does it work if someone wants a custom piece? Coming from a bridal background, every bride wants something custom, and every stone is custom. There was a lot of CAD (computer aided design) work, so she was familiar with this. My Story is about telling your story, because everyone is unique, and wants something unique and special to them. She gives the specs (the specifics of the piece) to the CAD designer - measurements, fonts, colors, stones, etc. She gets a drawing in CAD, she sends it to her client making sure it is what they want. Once it is approved, then you get a wax which is sent to casting. It can take 3-4 weeks, but can also be rushed. What was the first piece of jewelry you created for My Story? The one piece she wears everyday. It is called the Julia ring. To commemorate Julia's birth, she wanted to make something understated that isn't screaming mommy jewelry. She put Julia's birthstone in it. When she would be selling her family's jewelry, people would complement her on the piece. They liked it so much that after hearing the story of Jackie becoming a mom, wanted to place an order before she had a brand. She was selling without having an idea of putting something into production, and her brand was born! Easier to sell 12 bands than 12 engagement rings. Let’s talk about IVF, and the different options women have in order to become a mother. What is it like going through IVF? What kinds of financial & physical implications does this have? Started when she was 40. She was dating yet another guy in Manhattan, probably for all the wrong reasons. She thought when this ends, I need to start figuring out how to have a baby on my own. She thought it was going to be easy. She is healthy, works out, why shouldn't she be able to get pregnant? She told her parents what she wanted to do, and they were excited. She started with IUI, which doesn't have drugs involved. She did it 3 times and got pregnant, but it was an atopic pregnancy (tubular pregnancy, which had to have surgery to remove). She then tried IVF 4 times (very expensive), she had 2 pregnancies, which were miscarriages. This process took 2 years. She was heartbroken each time, and was terribly sad. She didn't want to go out with friends because she was so sad. https://www.helpusadopt.org http://mystoryfinejewelry.com https://www.ashleylongshore.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/ Filmed & Edited by Apto Media email: [email protected]
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]
A gallerist answers all the questions you wanted to ask, but were afraid to
 
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Hey everyone! Today we are with Victoria Hawkins at White Cube Gallery. We met Victoria in the Hamptons last summer at an event. We want to help make visiting an art gallery seem less intimidating. Victoria is English, and White Cube's Headquarters are in London. They recently opened their Manhattan outpost. When you go to an art gallery, what questions should you be asking? Don't be afraid to ask any questions. However, the art world doesn't encourage you to ask questions. For example, sometimes when you go to an art gallery there is a piece of work on the wall with no information - no artists name, no price, etc. Start with what you think is most interesting. You could ask, "Who is this artist?" "When was this made?" "How did they make this artwork?" How much research should you do in advance? If you're starting out, before you go, you can research information on the gallery, what they are currently showing - what artist or exhibitions they have up, this can usually be found on the About Page of the gallery's website. You can start to decide if you like the artwork or not. You could also go to an art gallery and not know anything, because you never know when it'll click OR you'll find something you really don't like. By researching the things you don't like, you can find out what you do like. You come in & fall in love with a piece of art, & the person decides to purchase, what is the process like from there? If you buy a piece of art, you really need to love it. You don't have to make a decision right then. Ask information on the artist, for their CV (Resume), a biography, is their work in any museums? This can help you determine the importance of the artist. Can you visit an art gallery if you do not want to buy? Yes How can you figure out the price? Can you ask the price? Yes, you can ask. Most of the time, things will be for sale. A gallery is a shop for art, so the point is to sell the pieces. Why is it important for an artist to have a gallery? (for example, the gallery functions as a PR company (press, meeting the right people, help promote them)). It can be helpful so the artist can focus on being creative. The gallery can help think about upcoming exhibitions, how to market them artist, put them in touch with museum curators, try and sell their work for them, etc. An artist would want to be with a gallery who nurtures them. Break down myths - For people who want to collect art, but think they don’t know enough to do so. Do some research. It is important to find someone within a gallery you trust whom you can ask questions. Ask them about the artists at their gallery, etc. People who work at art galleries usually have studied art in some way. If you like art, can you learn about it and enjoy it in art galleries & museums and not have to purchase? Yes. Museums are for everyone. You can also visit art galleries too. Art is for everyone. You can start collecting one type of work and it is okay if your aesthetic changes later. This is okay, and normal. When you're starting out, you find your way and that is a part of the journey. You need to love the work you buy. If your first piece of artwork is a piece on paper, 20 years later, it may not be your taste, but at the time you loved it. The strength of an art collection is that it isn't the same as anyone else's. Buy from the heart, and it'll be personal to you. Talk about the art market. How are prices set? Factor in time it took to produce the work, materials/fabrication costs (a painting has different materials than a bronze sculpture), is it a print or an edition, PR/Marketing, money to install a piece in an exhibition, artist & gallerist set the price. Price should be reasonable & accessible, but allows artist to produce further work. It changes from work to work and from artist to artist Can you negotiate the price? Usually, yes. Galleries can give discounts, but you've agreed with an artist that you'll sell the piece at a certain price and that they'll make a certain amount from the sale. Gallery could go to the artist and explain the situation to see what the artist thinks. Museums get larger discounts because it is important for artists to have works in museums. Do different people (regular person walking in vs. museum vs. high net worth collection) get quoted different prices? Always the same. If multiple people want the same artwork, how does a gallery choose who it should go to? 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/ Filmed & Edited by Apto Media 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]
Memorial Day Vlog Hamptons 2019
 
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Come with us to the Hamptons with us over Memorial Day Weekend 2019! We stayed at Baker House 1650 in East Hampton. We had an event at Tenet with the East End Culture Club. 5/24 Train to Southampton Unpack at Baker House 1650 Dinner 7pm Blu Mar 5/25 Massages at Baker House 1650! 10am Lunch Sant Ambroeus Go to Tenet for pre-event walk through Walk around Sag Harbor Goop cocktail event in Sag Harbor Dinner: Paola’s 7pm 5/26 12pm Lunch Tutto Il Giorno 4pm Our Event at Tenet with East End Culture Club 5/27 Back to NYC https://www.bakerhouse1650.com http://www.blumarhamptons.com https://www.santambroeus.com/restaurant-sant-ambroeus-southampton/ https://goop.com https://www.paolaseast.com http://tuttoilgiorno.com/sagharbor.html http://tenetshop.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/ Edited by Apto Media email: [email protected]dia.co
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]com Filmed & Edited by Apto Media email: [email protected]
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]
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] 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]
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/ Edited by Apto Media email: [email protected]
PARIS DOES IT RIGHT/PARIS FASHION WEEK
 
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MEET THE DESIGNERS OF PARIS Day 2 PFW! We explore Merci, which is a boutique in Paris. They have lots of tartan and plaid. Alison shops for her clients in order to bring them the latest looks from Paris. Next stop is the Aalto runway show overlooking the Seine. Mother Daughter duo, Alison & Delia have been through Fashion Month: New York Fashion Week, London Fashion Week, Milan Fashion Week and now Paris Fashion Week. We have to pinch ourselves, because this has been a lifelong dream of ours, and we cannot believe it has come true! Delia keeps adding appointments and presentations/shows to our schedule instead of letting the team members nap or eat because she wants to make sure they see everything and everyone!! In today's video, we discuss some of the designers we've met that we are excited to tell our audience and clients about. The first is Rianna + Nina. They both have a passion for vibrant prints and vintage pieces. Next stop was Schroroom Showroom to see lots of international emerging designers. We spoke with Shahar Avnet who has designed pieces for Zendaya and Beyonce. She is an artist and is from Tel Aviv, Israel. We had a market appointment with the brand Victoria/Tomas. The brand was founded in 2012, which was 4 years after they met in fashion school in Paris. They are a husband and wife couple. We went to the More Dash showroom for a meeting with Dalood, which is a brand from Tbilsi in Georgia. Faure Le Page is a brand we are over-the-moon excited about. It was founded in 1717 (making it a heritage brand) and was a gunmaker to royalty. Their iconic logo is a scale that was featured on the guns. They only have boutiques in Paris & Tokyo, so you can only see them in person if you are in that country. They have one of Marie Antoinette's guns. DM @alisonbruhn on IG in order to get your hands on one of these coveted bags! They have accessories you can add to the bags to personalize them, but they don't paint on them since they were originally a luggage brand. We went to Cafe de la Paix right by the Opera for lunch, where we got to witness some of Alison's technology issues. Maison Alma was founded by Daniela Bahamon. She is from Columbia, but lives in Paris. She makes elegant outerwear that can be worn inside as well. She picks fabrics that are traditionally used in upholstery. The colors are beautiful and soft, but dramatic. She partnered with Pierre Frey to create the prints. We sing Aux Champs Elysee while walking down the street: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7-UcdcK4AA We stop in at the Ritz Paris to grab some sparkling water and mocktails before heading to dinner. Seren London is a British brand founded by Lucia Dailey. She was looking for something to wear to the races and she loved jumpsuits (especially printed ones), but she couldn't find what she was looking for. She decided she would design silk printed jumpsuits that could be dressed up or dressed down in the mood of 1970s/disco/Slim Aarons glamour. The next stop was a market appointment with Yuliya Magdych who is a Ukrainian designer. We had a market appointment with Dondoks. The brand was founded by Carmen and Charlotte who are dancers. They wanted to create a shoe that doesn't have to be a heel, is comfortable, but looks great on the feet. One of them is from Mexico and the other from Brazil. We went to the Andrew Gn show. At the show, there was a tiny dog that had a front row seat! We had gone to the Malene Oddershede Bach presentation during LFW and had a market appointment with her in Paris. It is a feminine brand with a tomboyish twist. She is Danish born, London based. There are lots of prints and florals. They make a digital print and send it to the fabric mill to realize and add as a jacquard print on the clothing as well. We ran into JJ Martin while at the Ritz Paris getting drinks and she let us know about her SS19 presentation at the Kartell store the next day, so of course we had to stop by! Kartell is an Italian heritage furniture brand. https://www.merci-merci.com/en/ https://www.aaltointernational.com http://riannaandnina.com https://www.schroroom.com http://www.shahar-avnet.com http://victoriatomas.com http://moredash.com https://moreislove.com/designer/Dalood/ http://faurelepage.com https://www.cafedelapaix.fr/fr/ https://www.maison-alma.com http://www.pierrefrey.com https://www.ritzparis.com/en-GB https://seren-london.com http://yuliyamagdych.com https://dondoks.com http://andrewgn.com http://maleneoddershedebach.com http://ladoublej.com http://kartell.com Link to sign up with Alison Bruhn for her styling services or VIP shopping days. https://thestylethatbindsus.com/services In the video, Delia wears a top from Tos Gallery, which is a brand based in Amsterdam: https://www.tosgallery.nl https://www.thestylethatbindsus.com/ @thestylethatbindsus @alisonbruhn @deliafolk Contact emails: [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected]
Mother's Day Gift Guide on The CW Unplugged with Eraldo & Daryn Broadcast Segment
 
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Alison & Delia had a blast working with the Unplugged team to present some great options for Mother's Day gifts. They traveled to Philadelphia to film this segment, and were overjoyed to share some of their favorite products and brands that any mother would love to receive! Link to shop the products featured on the Unplugged segment: https://thestylethatbindsus.com/unplugged-mothers-day-segment/ Link to the full Mother's Day Gift Guide: https://thestylethatbindsus.com/mothersday/ https://unpluggedwitheraldo.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/
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] t[email protected] [email protected] [email protected] Edited by Apto Media email: [email protected]