Malan Breton’s Spring 2011 Fashion Week Show

Read all about this beautiful show and see the pix and vids flickr set here!



Malan Breton. Fashion Week at Eli Klein Fine Art

Model at Malan's Fashion Week Show

Model at Malan's Fashion Week Show

Malan Breton Fashion Week 2008, Spring 2009

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Click the gorgeous model for many pix and videos of behind the scenes glimpses of Malan Breton’s gorgeous Fashion Week show! 🙂

A Splash of Vintage Style with Trina Turk

003.jpgTrina Turk Visits the Preston Center Everything But Water in Dallas, Texas on April 12, 2008
DALLAS, April 3, 2008 /PRNewswire/ — Designer Trina Turk will be appearing at Everything But Water at Preston Center to mingle with shoppers and sign autographs as well as showcase her swimwear collection licensed by Blue Water Design Group, a division of Apparel Ventures, Inc (AVI). The Trina Turk Swim and Spa Collection includes swimwear as well as beach/spa related sportswear. The first collection launched for Cruise 2007.

The gorgeous signature prints draw inspiration from the Trina Turk ready-to-wear line with unique hardware details developed from Trina’s vintage jewelry collection. Known for the amazing fit, the suits are sold as separates to be mixed and matched. “My collections have become synonymous with the resort lifestyle as many of my inspirations are rooted in sun- drenched mid-century California,” says Trina. Prices range from $58 to $125 and customers shopping at Everything But Water will be able to enjoy refreshments as well as receive a designer necklace with a Trina Turk purchase.

  • Who: Trina Turk
  • What: Trina Turk shows her Swim & Spa Collection
  • Where: Everything But Water | Preston Center 6139 Luther Lane Dallas, Texas
  • When: Saturday, April 12th 1pm-4pm
    *10% of sales will be donated to the Dallas County Affiliate of Susan G. Komen For the Cure.

    About Everything But Water: The number one source for women’s swimwear and resort fashion, offering the latest trends, largest selection and an outstanding level of specialized service that inspires confidence and personal style.

    007.jpgAbout Trina: Trina Turk says she considers herself lucky. One of her favorite quotes is: “Luck favors the prepared mind.” But luck had very little to do with the phenomenal growth of her business.

    Her mother taught her to sew when she was just 11 and after years of hard work and creativity her line is now sold by Barney’s New York, Fred Segal, and Saks Fifth Avenue. Not to mention the celebrities wearing her clothes and the stylish women who put her pieces together in unique ways.

    Her Description of a “Trina Turk customer”: What’s the opposite of a wallflower? Why she likes thrift shopping: You can learn a lot about how quality things are made.

    Check out Trina Turk’s Website

  • “Frock Me!” Vintage Fashion Event in June, London

    Frock Me! on June 8th is a vintage fashion event that is held in London several times a year at the Chelsea Town Hall. In addition to clothing, pick up accessories such as hats, shoes, gloves and jewellery from a retro era.

    And according to Frock Me! organizers, vintage clothing attracts a diverse clientele, from stylists and models to fashion students and collectors and even stage and film costume designers.

    Those looking to mingle with designers and celebrities may well spot them rummaging for fashion one-offs in the crowd as items can reportedly be found to suit “all tastes and budgets”.

    Stocking items from a range of eras including the 1920s, 1950s and 1960s, period Pucci, Lanvin and Chanel items are all among those likely to be found at Frock Me!
    Ckick here for more info: “Frock Me” Vintage Fashion Event

    Vintage Fashion Fair in London April 6

    Are you going? I have a feeling this one is going to be even more amazing than the last. The Vintage Fashion Fair will be held on Sunday 6th April in Notting Hill.
    Anita Bott founded this one after the end of her previous partnership with Battersea Vintage Fashion Fairs. Anita’s Vintage Fashion Fairs (AVFF) organizes six fairs a year and features vintage clothing, textiles and accessories dating from 1800 to 1970. Everything from vintage buttons, braids and trimmings to stage costumes and high fashion can be found at the Vintage Fair.
    She is hoping to make this the Number One Vintage Fair in the UK and is off to a great start because AVFF was voted 16th out of Vogue’s 100 ‘Guide to the Greatest Shops off the Beaten Track’.
    Click here for more info: Anita’s Vintage Fashion Fairs

    Malan Breton Fashion Week 9/12 2007 Pete Wentz

    I got to Style Lounge at about 10am on the day of Malan’s show and Pete Wentz was there and had been there I was told since 9am working on a show of his own. He worked straight through to Malan’s show and then stayed and sat in the front row. His cool lounge Angels and Kings / AK-47 is the ground floor of my building here in NYC so it was funny seeing him there. He is a very sweet person. AK-47 is a great place with really nice people working there. Come by and have a drink sometime.
    So in the mix of Pete and the camera crew Malan Breton was preparing for his stunning Fashion Week show. The usual missing model drama that so many designers have happened but didn’t stop the show. Melrose, wrongfully called bitchy by ANTM was an angel helping and trying on the fashions to fill in for the missing girl and when a model had a bad cough had some friendly folks go out and get her some tea. Every time I have met her Melrose has been amazing and sweet, I think the America’s Next Top Model season she appeared in just needed a villain and played up the stress to make her look like that kind of person via editing but from my experiences with her it’s NOT true. Project Runway seemed to try to make Malan into a bad boy and the opposite is true he is one of the sweetest people you’ll ever meet. No sewing from me this time I have some cool art projects you’ll hear about soon-ish that have been swamping me (happily so). I feel lucky to have him in my life and as part of my family in this world.
    These are my pix and vidz from the event mainly before and during from backstage.
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    The quiet before the Fashion Week storm..
    Pete Wentz Runway Walk

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    Pete does his runway walk

    Pete Wentz pulled about

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    Yes people were pulling Pete back and forth and everywhere for literally hours
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    Malan and Pete
    The Mists of Fashion Week

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    Mists of hairspray began to rise as the hairstylists got down to it. Even angelic looking redheads need a little style help
    Melrose Fashion Week run-through

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    Melrose starts off the run-through before the show

    Malan Bretons show begins

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    All the months of work come down to this moment..
    Backstage at Malan Bretons Fashion Week show 9/12

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    Backstage the models wait to walk the catwalk and Malan watches over all of it

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    Fun backstage and afterward
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    Are You Model Material? Rock Your Prom Show MI

    show1orange2.jpgCheck this out if you are in the area and if you win have a wonderful time! You might become a famous model someday!

    “Are You Model Material? Seventeen Magazine and JC Penney are sponsoring a “Rock Your Prom” model call for girls and guys ages 13-21. Scouts from John Casablancas will be looking for fresh faces 4 p.m.-6 p.m. Thursday at Center Court at Lakeside Mall (14300 Lakeside Circle, Sterling Heights).
    No registration required.
    586-247-1590. www.shop-lakesidemall.com

    Interesting Prom Mentions in the News 5

    thumb_1174090308867_0p70159.jpgParent outraged over glassware passed out as Prom momentos

    Some parents are outraged over junior prom souvenirs. Copper Hills High School students are getting glassware that look like beer mugs and champagne glasses. That’s what Gary Davis’ son brought home from school after he bought his prom tickets. Davis says, “I was shocked, appalled that this type of material was given out by the school to underage kids.” Concerned parents say these glasses send a mixed – and dangerous – message to high school students.

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    Beautiful Modest Gown Contest Winner

    emmaline.jpg Modest By Design has their 2007 winners posted and they are wonderful entries. It will be fun to see the dress made real like last year’s black and white stunner. Congratz to all and hope you had fun!

    Read the cool article below for more about the Modest by Design’s fashion show which spotlights lovely designs and announces the winner of their competition.

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    Modesty finds a niche in marketplace
    By Brittanie Morris
    Salt Lake Tribune

    Backstage at Thanksgiving Point’s red show barn, girls hustled to slip into evening gowns of all colors, shapes and sizes before the Modesty in Motion fashion show began.
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  • Another Project Prom, in Boston!

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    Welcome to Project Prom. Our judges chose the top four dress concepts submitted by local fashion design college students, and now each designer will have $500 from Fabric Place and one month to bring her sketch to life. Four high schoolers will win the custom gowns and get to show them off in a Macy’s fashion show and in the May 13 Globe Magazine.

    See the designs chosen to compete and see interviews with the contestants. Good luck to all! Any other contests inspired by Project Runway like this out there? Let me know!

    Project Prom has a Winner

    Bruce Graner/ bgraner@pnj.comBased on the mega popular show Project Runway, Project Prom has declared it’s winner this year.

    Check out this cool interview with the winner.

    Courtney-Cotrelle Cromartie isn’t being conceited when he says he “wasn’t worried about the competition.”

    The 22-year-old, named Saturday as the Top Aspiring Fashion Designer in the Pensacola Bay Area at the second annual Project Prom, said he was concerned about one thing only during the competition: making sure client Amber Matejka was happy.

    “That was very important to me,” he said. “I think it was important to all the designers.”

    Congratz! I am sure everyone had a great time on Project Prom and I am sure Courtney-Cotrelle Cromartie has a great design future to look forward to!

    The Prom On America’s Next Top Model

    americas-next-top-model.jpgAs reported on Reality TV Magazine, looks like we have some Prom themed fun to look forward to on the next America’s Next Top Model.

    “Runway expert J. Alexander makes a grand appearance and the girls get “schooled” in the art of walking the runway. The girls participate in a prom-themed fashion show and one model who thinks she rocked it gets some negative criticism.

    Later, the girls pose in a challenging photo shoot portraying high school clichés. The praise one model receives makes another model jealous. The judges eliminate one model.
    Special guests include runway show producer and guest judge Roy Campbell; guest photographer Carlos Rios; professional stylist, Hallie Bowman.
    America’s Next Top Model airs on The CW from 8PM to 9PM ET on Wednesday, March 7, 2007.

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  • Find Wonderful Fashions for Less

    Daily photo by Jonathan PalmerYou’ll never know what you can find at a thrift or vintage store if you don’t look! Check out this amazing article to see the kind of wonderful fashions you can find, yes even for formal events and Prom! Imagine too the things you can get for everyday at amazing prices. You are also helping charities in many cases too. So if you can’t afford a gown or tuxedo don’t despair just get looking. Department stores are not the only places you can find fashions like these. Why miss a wonderful night because the mall shops are too expensive there are alternatives and as you can see by this article you can find wonderful things. You friends may even be envious you found so much for so little!

    Armed with fashion, Spring looks at bargain prices at Salvation Army fashion show
    By Patrice Stewart pstewart@decaturdaily.com

    Maythion Casteel of Falkville got his first chance as a fashion model Saturday and bought the Brooks Brothers suit he wore for just $6.

    To brighten the black suit, he spent another $3 for a purple dress shirt by D’Amante.

    This bargain buy and others could have been yours if you moved quickly after the fashion show presented by the Salvation Army’s thrift store in Decatur.
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    Mall of America “PROM SEASON: DRESS DESIGN CONTEST”

    2241.jpgEver thought you could design a great prom gown? If you live in the area check out this competition. What a cool thing that would be to have your design sold at Bloomies!
    PROM SEASON: DRESS DESIGN CONTEST
    Here’s your opportunity to make a real fashion statement for prom. Mall of America is hosting a prom dress design contest. The winning dress will be produced and sold next year at Bloomingdale’s.

    Six finalists will receive $75 to turn their drawings into actual dresses. The public will get to vote, and the designer of the favorite dress will receive a $250 Mall of America gift card. A panel of fashion experts will then pick the ultimate winner, who will receive a $500 mall gift card and have his or her design produced by Mary L. Couture for prom 2008.

    The contest is limited to amateurs. Applicants must be at least 16 years of age. Only one sketch per applicant. Visit www.mallofamerica.com for more details.

    Get to work — sketches are due March 23.”


    More on Event Fashion here!

    Romantic Futurism at Robinsons Prom & Debut Show

    debut.jpgI can’t find pictures from this show, Romantic Futurism at Robinsons Prom & Debut Show, so if anyone out there has any please let me know, it sounded beautiful! Did you go? Let me know!

    “Robinsons Place Iloilo recently gathered 5 prolific fashion designers for their yearly “Prom and Debut” fair at the fountain area. The fair opened with a fashion show with the theme “The Future of Romance”.
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    Sammie to Perform on JC Penney & Seventeen Magazine’s Annual ‘Rock Your Prom’ & ‘Rock The Runway’ Tours

    60078b71-fc89-4c63-b3a6-e338bb0fc6ec.jpgFrom PR Newswire:
    “‘Come With Me’ Is A Top 10 Hit On BET’s ‘106th & Park’ Countdown

    NEW YORK, Feb. 28 /PRNewswire/ — Universal Motown and Rowdy Records
    teen sensation Sammie will help kick off JC Penney’s “Rock Your Prom” tour on March 3rd in Morrow, GA and Seventeen Magazine’s “Rock The Runway” tour on March 17th in Humble, TX. These two annual nationwide ‘fashion events’ scour the nation’s malls in search of stylish, dynamic girls to ‘get discovered’ via fan-fueled shows showcasing local participants. The nationwide mall tours consist of a model call, fashion show and concert. Sammie will also perform on additional dates for both tours, please see below.
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    Have a Prom Fashion Show

    semcaorg.jpg Have you ever thought of having a Prom Fashion Show? It is a lot of work but can be very beneficial to your class and to local businesses. It might be fun to model fashions while your friends either model with you or watch as local businesses show off what they sell. A lot of people may not even know what shops are in their own cities so this is helpful knowing what’s available in their neighborhood. Photo, semca.org

    Seeing new fashions up close can save you a lot of time and money when trying to pick out the right thing to wear. Something might look pretty in a magazine, but in person you may not like it as much, or you may like it even more.

    This can also be a great preparation for the Prom Planning Committee. You can find out who works hard and can be depended on and you’ll have a solid start to knowing who will do the best job when it comes to the actual Prom. Fun and hard work can mix and produce something your fellow classmates will love.
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