We are loving these emerald shoes from YSL! They are edgy, yet still feminine and sexy. So worthy of being our #fashionfriday shoe pick.
One of the biggest weeks in fashion has come to a close and what a tremendous week it was! There was such an eruptive energy in New York City for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week (MBFW) and the owners of Nikki’s Magic Wand, Nicole Manns and Bre Abbensetts were there for the first time to debut their cosmetic product.
Style Scoop International Correspondent, Wadria Taylor sat down with co-owner Nicole Manns in Pittsburgh to get the scoop.
Tell our readers about Nikki’s Magic Wand?
Nikki’s Magic Wand is a makeup revolution! It’s actually a wand with a sleek, smooth, and flexible tip, that rescues the remaining make-up in every cosmetic tube, glam girls can finally finish every drop of their make-up.
What brought you to MBFW?
We were connected to MBFW by the Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence. They told us about GBK Productions and that’s how we were able to become a presenting vendor at the Celebrity Gifting Lounge.
Were there any surprises?
We are still a relatively new brand, so we were happy to see that no matter the level of celebrity that came to our table, they all understood its need and responded positively to the magic of the wand.
What was your impression of MBFW?
Personally, it was a dream come true to take my brainchild to a world stage where people come from all over the world come to experience the best of fashion and style.
For more about Nikki’s Magic Wand and to place orders, click here!
What an incredible week for fashion! It’s Day 5 of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week and the runways are still erupting with glamor and high fashion for Spring/Summer 2014. Event producers have not disappointed and various events are convening the who’s who in fashion from all around the world.
Our Style Scoop International correspondent, Wadria, attended an invitation only Lexus event at Milk Studios and had a one one-one-chat with Aaren Camille, Owner and Stylist of Camille’s Closet, an Atlanta based boutique. On opening day of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, her private label nail polish “Camille’s Nail Colour” was adorned by models in Nicky Zimmermann’s fashion show, one of Australia’s most influential fashion designers. Get the full scoop here!
How did you get involved with Mercedes Benz Fashion Week?
My boutique’s nail color line Camille’s Colour sponsored the Zimmermann fashion show. We created a custom color specifically for her fashion show.
Tell us about your company?
Camille’s Closet is a concept boutique located in Atlanta, Georgia. We carry chic accessories and fashion for feminine and dainty girls. Our nail polish line was launched just this year.
How did you get started in the fashion business?
I attended American Intercontinental University and studied Business and Marketing. After completing my final project which was a business plan for a fashion business, my professor encouraged me to launch it. Camille’s Closet was launched December 2010.
Where do you see Camille’s Closet in 10 years?
I’d like to be a national brand…I’d also like to branch into creating lipsticks.
Who is your favorite designer?
I admire Jessica Simpson’s business savvy and versatility.
What advice do you give to other women who want to own their own fashion business?
Try different things to figure out your passion and take it one day at a time.
Stylistas, Socialites, and Models are gearing up for the most epic fashion event of the summer, Style Week Pittsburgh!
Style Week makes its debut in the Steel City on Wednesday, August 8th-Sunday, August 11th with 5 incredible days of fashion-focused events.
Tickets to Style Week Pittsburgh’s events can be purchased separately, however guests are encouraged to purchase a STYLE PASS to access all 5-days of events and save!
A VIP STYLE PASS gives guests FULL ACCESS to Style Week events and star treatment. VIPs also receive complimentary cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, reserved seating, and a Glam Bag. $125.00|
A FULL ACCESS STYLE PASS gives guests access to all of Style Week Pittsburgh’s events and a $20 discount. |$70|
Enjoy 5-days of Fabulous Fashion-Focused events during Style Week Pittsburgh!
Wednesday, August 7th, 6p-10pm: Style Week Pittsburgh Champagne Launch at Perlé
Admission: $15 General Admission, $25 VIP
Style Week Pittsburgh will kick off with a Red Carpet Champagne Cocktail Launch Party at one of the City’s most sophisticated nightlife destinations. Socialites, celebrities, and stylistas attending this celebratory event will enjoy champagne cocktails, a Fashion and Jewelry Showcase, and preview what’s ahead during this mega week. VIPs receive a complimentary cocktail, hors d’oeuvres, reserved seating, and a ‘Glam Bag’ filled with product samples, gift cards, and more.
Thursday, August 8th, 6pm-9pm: Superwomen in Heels at The Pittsburgh Winery
Some of the City’s most extraordinary and stylish Superwomen in fashion and the arts will convene at the Pittsburgh Urban Winery for an unforgettable night of wine, a panel discussion, entertainment, and fabulous shoes. RSVP is required.
Friday, August 9th, 6pm-9pm: DECADES: A Fashion Show Retrospective benefiting Gwen’s Girls, Admission: $10 General Admission, $20 VIP
Lights! Cameras! Fashion! DECADES will chronicle the fashions of the 70s-2000s. Top models will be sporting amazing designs for both men and women from boutiques, designers, and retailers in a series of fashion shows. In addition to fashion shows, a variety of ‘Styling Stations’ offering guests services such as manicures, eyelash extensions, styling demonstrations, and more. A portion of event proceeds will benefit Gwen’s Girls. Guests are encouraged to dress up in fashions from their favorite era.
Saturday, August 10th, Various Times: Citywide Boutique Crawl
Free and Open to the Public
Local boutiques throughout the City will participate in Style Week Pittsburgh’s BOUTIQUE CRAWL by offering shoppers exclusive special promotions, trunk shows, and more.
Sunday, August 11th: Beauty Boot Camp, Location TBA.
Admission is $25
After such a full week, some relaxation and rejuvenation will be in order! Beauty Boot Camp will close Style Week with pampering massages, facials, makeovers, styling demonstrations, and more. FREE and open to the public.
Wanna be one of the faces of Style Week Pittsburgh?
If you are a fashion model looking for exposure in a major fashion show production, now is your chance to shine.
We are hosting an open model call casting for Style Week Pittsburgh’s DECADES Fashion Show on Saturday, June 22nd at CAVO Nightclub from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Both Men and Women are invited to participate.
Models must be 21+. Women should bring or wear a pair of heels. Runway experience is not required, but is preferred. This is a phenomenal opportunity to be a part of history. CAVO is located in the Strip District: 1900 Smallman Street.
For more information, call 412-208-0249.