Wondershow: For a Night Of The Unexpected!

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Get Ready for WONDERSHOW
Featuring an extraordinary line up of the city’s hottest magicians and variety acts.
Nov. 22nd, Doors 7pm, $15. 21 and over
Galapagos Art Space 16 Main Street, Brooklyn, NY (DUMBO)

Developed by award-winning producer Patrick Terry, don’t miss the mind-blowing illusions of rising star RYAN DUTCHER (MTV), the exquisite sleight of hand of New York’s own DAVID SCHWARTZ, and the inspiring miracles of international sensation ANDREW GOLDENHERSH  (The Magic Castle), & much more! See a video teaser here.

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Aurora Black

Presented exclusively at DUMBO’s gorgeous Galapagos Art Space, WONDERSHOW is an experience like no other – and will showcase the best in underground performers as well as established professionals, like the incredible ASI WIND, a recent winner of the Merlin Award for “Most Innovative Show” – an honor whose previous recipients include Penn & Teller, Criss Angel, and David Copperfield. In addition to being one of the world’s most acclaimed mentalists, Asi also served as an advisor on David Blaine’s new TV special and recently wrapped a sold out run of his hit show Concert of the Mind.

The line up will also include a special appearance by FRANCIS MENOTTI, known far and wide as one of the most respected entertainers working today. As well as spellbinding burlesque by New York City’s naughtiest ballerina, AURORA BLACK. WONDERSHOW’s creator, Patrick Terry will serve as the Master of Ceremonies chaperoning the night’s spirit of all things astounding and confounding.

Producer and Magic Man himself, Patrick Terry

Like nothing you expect and everything you imagine, this unique variety experience, continues to be the city’s most exciting destination for magic, mischief & mystery.

“Detachment” Movie Premiere: Cognac Covers The Red Carpet for Women’s Mafia & Chicks Make Flicks

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Our good friend Cognac Wellerlane of Long Island Exchange, host of Cognac’s Corner and a starring fixture at New York Fashion Week, covered some hot Tribeca Film Festival Premieres for Women’s Mafia and our media partner Chicks Make Flicks.

Enjoy her video below with the stars and VIP’s at the Red Carpet for Detachment, including Adrien Brody, Blythe Danner, Christina Hendricks, and up-and-coming stars Sami Gayle and Betty Kaye.

“Pink Champagne Kisses darlings!” (Back at you Cognac!)

Gottex Spring / Summer 2011:

Fashion Fashion Week Video

By Sonja Leix

A sunrise was a beautiful prelude to another stunning swimwear collection for Gottex, Spring 2011. The line featured inovative shapes with rich embellishment and new fabrics to create looks that fuse technology and luxury.

The new Spring collection shaped the female body using criss cross lines, high-waist bottoms with belts, bandeau swimsuits and one piecers with interesting cut-outs. Cover ups have been re-invented: Long flowing printed silk capes and dresses that are worn underneath or tucked into the suit.

Luxury for the hot season at it’s highest form with rich use of rock embellishment, sequins and crystal embroidery especially on the more glamorous pieces such as the wet look and metallic swimsuits.

The only question left to ask is: When will there be Red Carpet Poolside Events I can wear this to?

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Tibi Spring / Summer 2011

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By Marcy Clark

Tibi lead with a ladylike frock coat and continued with simple, pared-down knit and eyelet looks in white, camel and saffron. The aesthetic and mood was one of preppy femininity.

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Most of the looks were paired with flats or wedges, suggesting that the Tibi woman is independent, beautiful, well-tailored and comfortable.

Some of the pieces that got more daring were the dalmation print tops and pants. The looks got more delicious as the show progressed, with mustard and creme looks with floral and beaded applique well incorporated into the pieces. Though it was simple I was most attracted to a white silk camisole and long knit skirt with pockets and a long creamy silk pantsuit paired with a short knit jacket, both of which looked rich, sumptuous and perfect for elegant lounging.

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Venexiana Spring / Summer 2011

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By Sonja Leix and Marcy Clark

mercedes benz fashion week,new york fashion week,fashion week spring 2011,venexiana 2011Once again Kati Stern received a standing ovation at the end of the Venexiana Spring / Summer 2011 runway show at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York. Stern’s overwhelming number of fifty looks were both elegant and glamorous celebrating the female body. Gowns with oversize flowers and bows, one shoulder long satin dresses with diagonal lace overlays and crystal detailing,  metallic cocktail dresses with snake print and long flowing marble print dresses

Her color palette consisted mostly of warm tones, pastels, gold, silver, red, purple and shades of blue. Metallic gold and blue are all over the runways this season, proving that Glenn Beck is actually right, we should invest in gold! The Women’s Mafia recommends gold fabric versus mail order pawn shops though.

Our extremely talented friends at Tela Design Studio (the home of Tela Beauty Organics), who hosted our fashion show on September 9th, were responsible for the delicious and refreshing hairstyles. Phillip Pelusi and his team are bringing crimping back into style but in a very subtle new way. Hair was pulled back into a loose elegant bun with strands of hair pulled out and crimped in medium size waves. Pelusi, like Kati Stern, knows that women want it both ways, elegance and fun in equal parts.

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Edition Georges Chakra Spring / Summer 2011: Modern, Elegant, Glamorous

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By Sonja Leix

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Georges Chakra once again designed a stunning collection that was constructed with so much detail. He used sets of satin straps parallel or crisscross to sculpture the female body and to create futuristic cut-outs. Some of my favorite looks were the skirt with satin strap and looped strap collar jacket, the sequin cocktail dress under chiffon overlay and the stretch cocktail dresses with strap details. The designer also introduced his line of liquid lame draped jersey dresses in both steel and bronze colors for an über-sexy statement.

His color palette contained a mix of bold and neutral colors like taupe, torquoise, saffron, purple, gold and ivory. Visually stunning were especially his satin strap basket weave bodice which was paired with a long flowing skirts with color gradients.

To sum it up in three words: Chakra’s Spring / Summer Collection 2011 is modern, elegant and glamorous.


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Guli Spring / Summer 2011

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By Mariana Leung, Editor in Chief www.MsFabulous.com

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Is Uzbekistan the next fashion capital? Gulnara Karimova is working hard to make you believe so.  An Uzbekistan ambassador who works with several charitable organizations in that country, she showed a collection that demonstrated what it had to offer.

While Ikat patterns have been on many major runways this year, the Guli brand demonstrated the true Ikat fabric, including a romantic mythology of its origin.  The fabric was traditionally an artisanal textile of different weighted silk yarns.  The pride of heritage was showcased in traditional techniques and embroideries, but with contemporary silhouettes.

Accessories included the Guli jewelry collection that resulted from a collaboration with Chopard.
The designer’s background was originally in politics.  At times, I was not sure if this runway presentation was intended to be marketed to retailers directly, or a diplomatic excercise to announce the country overall as a fashion player.  The clothes had an International flair, and maybe not quite the taste of the urban New Yorker.  My colleague from the West Coast heartily disagrees, and is ready to buy the menswear right now.

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Ports 1961 Spring / Summer 2011: Ready to Set Sail

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By Marcy Clark

Another elegant jet-set collection from Ports 1961. Though they have a new creative director, Fiona Cibani replacing her sister Tia Cibani, the collection retains the labels signature effortlessly elegant aesthetic. I can imagine the looks taking the wearer from premiere party in Beverly Hills, to the Hamptons Classic or a Cannes Yacht, and even to a new business launch in Manhattan.

I’m always impressed with the theatricality and choreography of their shows. For everyone not in the seats in the middle isle the looks walk by twice, with as many as 5 looks being shown at once, reinforcing the unity and cohesiveness of the collection.
Also, it may seem minor to some, but I always love the feminine, gamorous, bouffant hair that Ports 1961 showcases.

Whether in silk chiffon, textured knits, silk brocade, or even rhinestones on translucent silk overlays, the Ports 1961 woman is, true to name, ready to set sail. Continue reading

Madonna directs Miu Miu F/W 2010 Ad Campaign

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Madonna stopped by the video shoot for Miu Miu’s Fall/Winter Collection 2010 to meet photographer friends Mert Atlas and Marcus Pigott and ended up directing the video shoot.

The ad campaign stars Lapina, Siri Tollerod, Lindsey Wixson, and Daphne Groeneveld posing in a photo booth. Check it out and see for yourself if you can spot Madonna’s influence and dance moves.

SURFACE: an experimental film from underneath

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SURFACE is an experimental film, exploring the emotional journey from an underground urban perspective.

This ‘urban symphony’ transforms human actions and street objects into beats that harmoniously compose a grand audio and visual composition. The film emphasizes the ideas of ‘point of contact’, ‘human identity’ and notion of ‘live footprints’.

SURFACE is a part of UND-VIS, a thesis project for MFA Design and Technology, Parsons The New School for Design.

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