A La Disposition | NYC Studio Opening and A/W 2010 Film Premiere

A La Disposition will be hosting the premiere of their avant garde Autumn/Winter 2010 film titled Parasitoid this Thursday May 20 at their new studio located at 176 Broadway, Suite 10D in New York City. The event is scheduled for 6 to 9 PM, and RSVPs should be directed to rsvp@aladisposition.com. For additional information, please contact Lynda and Daniel Kinne at 212-564-9029. 
Fashion enthusiasts who are unable to attend can view their Spring/Summer 2010 Collective Memory film at their website. In addition, their online concept store features items such as the edgy and erotic Pouf Top Wrap Dress constructed from silver Italian blend silk organza that features lots of top draping, a fitted bodice, and a mid-length A-line skirt with front button closure. 

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Denmark | DANSK Fashion Awards Winners

The Danish fashion industry gathered in Copenhagen last week for the third annual 2010 DANSK Fashion Awards ceremony. The event was hosted by the Style Counsel in conjunction with DANSK Magazine, and the category winners are listed below:

Accessory Designer of the Year – Monies | Brand of the Year – Wood Wood | Campaign of the Year – Day Birger et Mikkelsen | Designer of the Year – Bruuns Bazaar | Design Talent of the Year – Vilsbol de Arce | Ethical Award of the Year – Noir | Fashion Photographer of the Year – Henrik Bülow | Female Model of the Year – Amanda Norgaard | Hair Stylist of the Year – Henrik Haue | International Designer of the Year – Marc Jacobs | Makeup Artist of the Year – Zenia Jaeger | Male Model of the Year – Jakob Hybholt | Retail Space of the Year – YouHeShe | Stylist of the Year – Sassie Bare

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May 15-16 | Toronto Sample Sale – Lucien Matis, Zoran Dobric and Carrie Hayes

Fashion and jewelry shoppers in the Toronto area can take advantage of 80 percent discounts, as Carrie Hayes, Jewellry by Karen, Lucien Matis, and Zoran Dobric are hosting a Sample Sale this weekend. The event takes place at 300 Campbell Avenue (Suite 201) at Landsdown and Dupont. Saturday hours are 10 to 6 while Sunday hours are 11 to 6. Please feel welcome to comment if you attend.

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Now Available | Limited Edition Kardashians for Beach Bunny Swimwear

Beach Bunny Swimwear has introduced limited edition Kardashian bikinis, and all eight designs are sure to attract undivided attention. The Khloe One Piece is solid black with gunmetal metallic cobra binding corset detail, and the Khloe Bikini is an hypnotic two piece aqua zebra print triangle top and matching bottom with a draped chain detail at one hip. 

The two piece gunmetal metallic cobra print Kim Snake Bikini has a triangle top with side tie bottom, while the Kim Gold Bikini is available in solid turquoise or white, has a fixed triangle top with self binding and criss cross detail all along front, side tie bottom, and gold beads accent both pieces. 

The Kourtney One Piece is available in the aqua zebra print or white with an adjustable neck tie and ties under the bust. Gold bead detailing is center front on the top and at the front of each hip on the side tie bottom. Finally, the Kourtney Bikini is a black halter top with gunmetal metallic cobra bra band and fabric loop detail on neck ties, and the matching bottom has wide shirred sides and cobra print fabric loop at the front hips.

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Express | 30th Anniversary Wall Street Fashion Show Tomorrow

Limited Brands will be commemorating the 30th anniversary of Express on Friday May 14, and the celebration will be taking place on Wall Street. After ringing the bell at 9:30 AM, they will be hosting a fashion show outside the New York Stock Exchange at 12:30 PM. Visitors and the public will have the opportunity to see Alek Wek, Flavia de Oliveira, and Izabel Goulart live on the runway as they model the brand’s latest fashion apparel. In addition, Express models will distribute thousands of mystery card gifts with values of up to $75. Please feel welcome to email your pictures if you are attending.

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Los Angeles | One on One With Fashion Designer Anna Chitayat

The Satin Plum recently had the opportunity to learn more about fashion clothing and accessory designer Anna Chitayat. Here is her story: 
Seven years after deciding to pursue her dream, Anna Chitayat currently resides in the Los Angeles area and has happily been designing fashion clothing and jewelry/accessories since. 
“My biggest accomplishment as a designer is that I’m able to do what I love and be appreciated for it. Designing gives me the ability to create something beautiful and share it with the world.”
“Is there anything I dislike about designing? Absolutely nothing!” 
Born in Israel, she learned the learned the craft of design on her own. She stated, “Art and fashion have always been a part of my life. I design the old fashioned way. My artistic inspirations are the experiences of my life, the different countries I lived in, and the cultures I have been a part of. My very first piece was a dress that I named the Anna Dress – open back, sexy, and elegant.”

As far as design and fabric selection are are concerned, she stated, “What matters to me the most is that my buyers feel a sense of inner-confidence. I love to explore different markets when shopping for fabrics. I love silk, and I also love different cotton blends. Silk is just so very feminine and sexy, and cotton is relaxed and easy to wear.”
When out shopping for herself, she likes to explore the small neighborhood boutiques for interesting and emerging designers. A huge Roberto Cavalli fan, Anna frequently attends industry events including Los Angeles Fashion Market and New York Fashion Week. 
Current projects include a lounge wear line for her Couture Junky label that will be available this summer and a new dress collection for her Anna Chitayat line will be available by Holiday and Resort 2011. Her current collection, which includes the gorgeous Silk Animal Print Kaftan pictured above, are available direct via info@annachitayat.com, or at www.noblivity.com and www.mudsharkstreetwear.com.
Having the opportunity to ask a true artist who is at peace with herself and career if she had any wisdom to pass along to aspiring designers, she replied, “Fashion, to me, is an expression of who you are. Follow your heart and your imagination, not the current trend.”
The Satin Plum kindly thanks Anna for sharing her valuable time. For additional information, please visit her Facebook page.

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Little Joe | Rosemount Australian Fashion Week Debut

Launched by Gail Elliot and Joe Coffey in 2002, Australian fashion label Little Joe is synonymous with high quality contemporary fashion. Little Joe recently made their Rosemount Australian Fashion Week debut a couple of weeks back and presented a very modern boho-chic Spring/Summer 2010-2011 Collection inspired by late 1960s bohemian style, Paul Litchfield photographs of the Gettys, the city Marrakesh, and Moroccan culture. Please visit the Little Joe website to view photos and video footage of the collection

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