Known for blending urban chic with cultural experiences, designer Steven Alan has a loyal following that repsonds to his unique point of view. The company is expanding with a new store in New York on Franklin Street. Following the ever evolving lifestyle trend that is currently being embraced by retailers, the store focuses on home goods. The Steven Alan Home Shop speaks to the public’s need to recreate a modernday apothecary brimming with curiosities, textilies and seemingly well-traveled products that just look cool in your dwelling. Of his newest store, Alan said, “There’s a certain element of surprise, as the product will change frequently. Going in you won’t necessarily know what you’re going to find, but you’ll always want to take something home.”
Edmundo Castillo and Manuele Bianchi were recently honored at the 9th Annual Travel + Leisure Design Awards at the Stadtbad Oderberger in Berlin, Germany. The duo received the Design Award for Best Travel Shoes. It turns out that black and white woven calf leather with trend forward checkerboard deets just don’t go out of style!
image: Andrea Barbiroli
We are pretty much through the major Fashion Weeks of New York, London, Milan, and Paris, so we thought we’d give you a glimpse of what really goes on behind the scenes. During Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York, we glimpsed some major star power kicking their heels up at the Miami Lounge at Stone Rose. While sipping Disaronno libations, guests mingled with Gossip Girl Kelly Rutherford and bombshell Carmen Electra. Rutherford seemed really into juicing her way to healthy at the Bella NutriPro bar. As for Electra, we were hoping that she would have turned up with beau Simon Cowell, but it looks as though the she was thoroughly satisfied by the Yoplait Greek yogurt. Hmmm… it turns out that marketing works!
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Never one to shy away from the limelight, Karl Lagerfeld is peddling his artistic abilities in Switzerland. Karl Lagerfeld: Fire Etchings is on display at Galerie Gmurzynska St. Moritz from February 19, 2013 through March 23, 2013. Oversize portraits are illuminated by backlit glass, which was etched onto the exterior by fire. Inspired by Theophilus London, Freja Beha Erichsen and Aymeline Valade, this fashion forward installation has already set the art world ablaze with anticipation!
images: Sabine Brauer/Galerie Gmurzynska