Liu Yong x Rishikensh SS20 Collection at NYFW

Liu Yong x Rishikensh SS20 Collection
New York Fashion Week @nyfw
Gallery 1 at Spring Studios
New York, September 10, 2019

Liu Yong @liuyong67 is regarded as one of the top 10 fashion designers in China and was project director or product consultant for many famous fashion groups in China, such as Septwolves and BOSIDENG. In 2003, Liu started his own fashion studio and has cooperated with many fashion brands successfully. In 2015, Liu established his own street fashion brand: “LIU YONG PLAY,” which is one of the original street style brands in China. In 2016, he won the “China Fashion Designer Top Award”. Accolades include: one of the core designers of APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation); Council member and Executive Member of the Arts Committee of China Fashion Association; Council member of Asian Fashion Association China; Vice President of Fujian Fashion Designers Association; and Vice President of Guangdong Fashion Designers Association.

RISHIKESH @rishikenshmovement, originated from the English name of Reshikesh, “the City of Yoga” in India. Leaning against the Himalayas and fronting the Ganges River, the city of Reshikesh is like a shining pearl inlaid into a crown, a place where many Yoga masters in the world live. It is a heaven of meditation and adventures in Yoga. The RESHIKESH brand is based on Yoga culture and highly integrated with the street culture and punk style from casual wear. Using the world’s first garment wash technology, they create a unique and distinctive style in fashion sportswear, winning great popularity in middle-end and high-end female customers aging from 18 to 38.

Thank you to the team at The Riviere Agency for inviting us to be part of this amazing event.

EDGII Fall/Winter 2019 Collection “Girl Power” at New York Fashion Week

EDGII Fall/Winter 2019 Collection “Girl Power”
New York Fashion Week @nyfw
Gallery 1 at Spring Studios
New York, September 5, 2019

EDGII @edgii_collections encourages girls to believe in and express their inner self – The EDGII girl is confident, brave and independent and should be celebrated.

EDGII found synergies with the “The Powerpuff Girls” personas which represent individuality and promote uniqueness – a girl does not have to fit into society’s mainstream standard of beauty, she can be who she wants to be.

Presented through the use of colors, patterns, details and materials coherent with the different Powerpuff girls, this latest EDGII collection offers and promotes diversity.

Styling – Krisana Sotelo
Casting – Raymond Casas
Hair – Brendan O’Sullivan using Unite
Make-up – Liset Garza
Nails – Bernadette Thompson

Thank you to the team at REP Agency for inviting us to be part of this amazing event.

For Immediate Release: Myra Mrowicki Named Pink Carpet Host For Shop. Sell. Strut! Season 3

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Myra Mrowicki Named Pink Carpet Host For Shop. Sell. Strut! Season 3

FREEHOLD, NJ (January 18, 2019) – Fashion blogger, model, socialite, and style influencer Myra Mrowicki (www.febearyfashionista.com) has been announced as pink carpet host for Season 3 of Shop. Sell. Strut!, taking place at iPlay America in Freehold, New Jersey on May 19, 2019.

The colors for Shop. Sell. Strut! are hot pink and mango, so instead of a traditional red carpet, Myra will be working the pink carpet and interviewing designers, models, celebrities and other VIP guests as part of an afternoon of fashion, fun and entertainment.

Shop. Sell. Strut! is the fundraising arm for the Morgan Marie Michael Foundation (Tax ID: 82-1496694), a 501(c)3 charity supporting individuals on the autism spectrum with programming, appliances, and resources for enhanced living and development. The event in May is their primary annual fundraiser, featuring a fashion forward runway show. One hundred percent of the proceeds benefit the Morgan Marie Michael Foundation. The event is open to the public and tickets are on sale now.

“I have been a supporter of the amazing work of Shop. Sell. Strut! since Season One,” says Myra. “To start out as an attendee two years ago, being invited to be an honorary model and committee member last year, to serving as this year’s pink carpet host, is an honor. This organization has done so much to support families raising a child with autism. There are so many challenges that these families and children face, and knowing that they are getting the support they need makes all of the hard work so worthwhile.”

A long-time supporter of the New Jersey, New York, and Philadelphia fashion scenes, Myra Mrowicki founded her fashion blog, Febeary Fashionista (www.febearyfashionista.com) in 2014. She uses her blog and social media platforms to support the designers, models, producers, performers and publishers in the industry who are doing amazing things in the world of fashion and style. She was recently the red carpet host at Atlantic City Fashion Week Season 13, and has been a runway model for notable designers including Robert Greco Couture, Carmen Bury, Melissa Lockwood, and Brand A. She’s also participated in a fashion shoot for the social media of her favorite Montclair, New Jersey boutique, That Little Black Dress. She was the first guest on the premiere episode of the radio show “Chit-Chat with Alyssa Lego” on Hamilton Radio Channel 2, and served as a judge for the National American Miss Pageant.

Myra is dedicated to supporting meaningful and worthwhile causes. She was thrilled to be named the Honorary Model and Committee Member for Season Two of Shop. Sell. Strut!, which raised money for the autism-related efforts of the Morgan Marie Michael Foundation. She has also modeled, volunteered or otherwise lent her talent to causes such as Fashion For Hope and the Cancer Support Community of Central New Jersey.

For more about Myra, please follow her blog, or connect with her on Facebook and Instagram @febeary.

Shop. Sell. Strut! Season 3 Model Casting

Last year, I was honored to serve as the honorary model for Shop. Sell. Strut! Season 2, an annual charity fashion gala that raises money and awareness for autism-related causes. I have been a long-time supporter of this wonderful cause, and its amazing co-founders Alyssa Lego and Amanda Witkowski.

As planning begins for Season 3, taking place May 19, I was honored again and asked to serve as one of the judges for this year’s model casting. The casting took place Saturday, January 5, at Island Soul Clothing & Gifts (1309 Ocean Terrace) on the boardwalk in Seaside Heights, New Jersey. About 50 models came out in pouring rain on a dreary wintry afternoon at the Jersey Shore to show their support and strut for their opportunity to walk the runway.

I had a great time and was very impressed at all of the young women and men who came out. It was so great to meet all of you, and I’m sure we’ll be seeing you again in May.

For anyone reading this who would like to support, save the date for Sunday, May 19, and follow Shop. Sell Strut! on social media for information and tickets about this year’s event! I strut for autism, do you?

All Photos Credit: Naomi Rivera from Looking Glass Photography

For Immediate Release: Myra Mrowicki Named A Red Carpet Host For Atlantic City Fashion Week Season 13

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Myra Mrowicki Named A Red Carpet Host For Atlantic City Fashion Week Season 13

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (August 23, 2018) – Fashion blogger, model, socialite, and style influencer Myra Mrowicki (www.febearyfashionista.com) has been announced as a red carpet host for Season 13 of Atlantic City Fashion Week (www.atlanticcityfashionweek.com), taking place at The Showboat Hotel from September 5-8, 2018.

Since 2011, Atlantic City Fashion Week (ACFW) has featured fashion shows, seminars, celebrity appearances, retail events and industry parties, drawing fans to “DO AC” in style. Presented in part by fashionSTYLE Magazine and KingBee Media, Atlantic City Fashion Week is a multi-day showcase of Ready to Wear and Couture Fashion. It also includes a vendor exhibition, and pre-networking events for VIP guests. ACFW is held twice a year in Atlantic City and has been attended by thousands of fashionable attendees.

Myra will be working the red carpet and interviewing designers, models, celebrities and other VIP guests as part of the ACFW Couture Fashion Show on Saturday, September 8 at 7pm. Interviews will be recorded for distribution on fashionSTYLE Live and the ACFW social media channels. ACFW red carpet interviews are sponsored in part by the New Jersey Lottery.

“I have been attending Atlantic City Fashion Week for years and have seen so many amazing designer collections on the runway,” says Myra. “It’s so exciting me to become part of this amazing event and I intend to bring glitter and glamour to the red carpet. I hope to see you all there!”

A long-time supporter of the New Jersey, New York, and Philadelphia fashion scenes, Myra Mrowicki founded her fashion blog, Febeary Fashionista (www.febearyfashionista.com) in 2014. She uses her blog and social media platforms to support the designers, models, producers, performers and publishers in the industry who are doing amazing things in the world of fashion and style. She has been a runway model for notable designers including Robert Greco Couture, Carmen Bury, Melissa Lockwood, and Brand A. She’s also participated in a fashion shoot for the social media of her favorite Montclair, New Jersey boutique, That Little Black Dress. She was recently the first guest on the premiere episode of the radio show “Chit-Chat with Alyssa Lego” on Hamilton Radio Channel 2, and served as a judge for the National American Miss Pageant.

Myra is dedicated to supporting meaningful and worthwhile causes. She was thrilled to be named the Honorary Model and Committee Member for Season Two of Shop. Sell. Strut!, which raised money for the autism-related efforts of the Morgan Marie Michael Foundation. She has also modeled, volunteered or otherwise lent her talent to causes such as Fashion For Hope and the Cancer Support Community of Central New Jersey.

For more about Myra, please follow her blog, or connect with her on Facebook and Instagram @febeary.

Myra Mrowicki at Atlantic City Fashion Week (ACFW)

India Vazquez Atlantic City Fashion Week Season 12

A few years ago, I was invited to attend the grand opening of the Latrodectus Boutique, owned by fashion designer and textile printer India Vazquez. This cool boutique, which recently reopened in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, is an introduction to India’s style, but I never had the opportunity to check out her own collection until attending Atlantic City Fashion Week Season 12, on February 17, 2018 at The Showboat.

India’s amazing runway show showcased her Sarray Collection, an elegant couture line featuring wonderful colors and detailed fabrics. I really enjoyed this first look at India’s work, and loved catching up after the show. I’m happy to share some of the highlights below and I look forward to seeing what she comes up with next!

Honorary Model for Shop. Sell. Strut! Season 2

On June 9, 2018, I was given the thrill of being the Honorary Model for Shop. Sell. Strut! Season 2, held at Pure Event Space in South Amboy, NJ. Shop. Sell. Strut! is the fundraising event created by founders Alyssa Lego and Amanda Witkowski to raise money and awareness for autism-related causes. This year’s event raised money for the Morgan, Marie, Michael Foundation, and their iCan iPad Learning Experience Gift Program.

Shop. Sell. Strut! features fashion shows as part of an afternoon of fun, vendors, a silent auction, and entertainment. I had the pleasure of walking in three of the runway shows, as well as participating in the opening number and closing presentation. I was also thrilled and surprised to receive my very own pageant crown by Alyssa and Amanda as a thank you for all of my work on behalf of Shop. Sell. Strut! Perhaps my most important role for the evening was a speech that I gave talking about the important mission that drew everyone together. You can read the text of the speech on this post I published on LinkedIn.

Before I show off the great photos from this amazing afternoon, I want to take a moment to thank Alyssa and Amanda, as well as Dawn Lego, Maria Witkowski, the members of the event committee, and the volunteers, for giving me this wonderful honor and coming together to raise money for this important cause.

My opening look, that I wore when welcoming guests to the venue, was from Bebe. Bebe loved the look so much that they made me one of their #bebebabe Women of the Week for June 15, 2018 on Instagram.

The lovely Amanda Witkowski and I are comparing fascinators before the show begins. Amanda is a world-class figure skater, who is going to be a pediatrician, in addition to her modeling and fashion merchandising. A truly multi-faceted and talented young woman.

There aren’t enough words to describe my feelings for the brilliant and beautiful Alyssa Lego. She has founded several charities, a fashion line, and a fundraising organization. Plus, she is an inspirational speaker, pageant queen, tap dancer, as well as a writer. She’s also getting ready to debut her own radio show. She inspires the heck out of me and it’s always so much fun when we get together.

Me and Dawn Lego, who did so much behind the scenes to make things happen. Thank you so much, Dawn, for letting me part of this experience.

My next look for the evening was this custom couture gown from one of my favorite designers, John Leon. This stunning pink outfit was designed specifically for Shop. Sell. Strut! and I loved the chance to represent a good friend and fabulous designer on stage.

My view from the stage a few moments before the opening number kicked off.

Front and center giving my speech about the mission of Shop. Sell. Strut!

One of my runway looks, from Mona’s Boutique & Tailoring. I loved working with Mona and her boutique is a perfect stop for weddings, proms and other formal attire.

I especially enjoyed strutting the runway in this outfit from Brand A. It’s called the Myra, and it’s named after me! Brand A is the fashion line created by Alyssa and Amanda and this runway show was the line’s debut.

The fashion was international! This was my first time wearing a traditional Indian saree. This beautiful and elegant outfit is golden, with the Shop. Sell. Strut! colors of fuchsia and mango. The jewelry was amazing and I felt so beautiful and special wearing it. This was one of the highlights of the show.

My own pageant crown! I was so surprised and happy to receive this special gift from wonderful people.

My final look is a second stunning custom couture gown from John Leon. The pageant crown is the perfect accessory, don’t you think?

With designer and blogger Ava Holly Lewis-Korth.

Me and media personality Shefik, who was the co-host of the afternoon.

When I wore my Brand A look on the runway, it included an amazing piece of jewelry from Kellene Kulas.

Bebe’s New Manhattan Store Grand Opening Party

Anyone who’s followed my social media for a while knows that I love Bebe. I was so sad when they announced last year that they were closing all of their stores and going online only. I actually worked for Bebe a while back, and have lots of friends there, not to mention closets full of their clothes!

I was super excited when my new friend Christine told me she was working at the new Bebe location in Manhattan and invited me to the exclusive grand opening party! New Bebe stores! I’m told they are going to have fewer stores in more upscale, exclusive locations and will be rolling them out slowly across the country. The store at 34th and 5th (1 West 34th Street, New York, NY) is wonderful and I’m so happy that I can shop at Bebe stores again! I hope this flagship store is huge hit and leads to great things for the new Bebe brand! Stop by and say hi to Christine!

The invite-only grand opening party was held on March 15, and featured a dope DJ, lots of bling, new Bebe styles, photographers, videographers, VIP guests, drinks by Sparkling Nuvo, and lots of fashionable people hanging out and having fun.

Loved the beats laid down by DJ Vashtie Kola, who kept things moving all night on the 1s and 2s. Downtown’s Sweetheart is not only a musician, but a director, designer, and model. It was a pleasure to meet her and everyone should follow her on Instagram @vashtie.

The very special guest for the night was Jasmine Sanders (a/k/a Golden Barbie), the face of Bebe’s latest campaign. She’s an accomplished model and actor, who’s become a viral Instagram star with over 2.8 million followers. I loved meeting her and her photos for Bebe are amazing. It was also fun standing and talking with her while her video was playing on the big screen. Go follow her on Instagram at @golden_barbie.

I want this jacket so bad!

Me and Christine at the party!

I’m a #bebebabe!

Elona Mitchell at Atlantic City Fashion Week Season 12

I admit, I’m a total Elona Mitchell fangirl. I’ve seen her work as a model, where she always kills it with a true natural presence on the runway. However, her modeling work is only a precursor for where she really shines. She’s an accomplished visual artist, and she brings her talent to the runway, as a fashion designer showcasing a diverse range of looks.

When she kicked off the Saturday night show for Atlantic City Fashion Week Season 12 at the Showboat Hotel in Atlantic City on Saturday, February 17, they couldn’t have picked a better collection to start things off in a big way. Her hand-painted work, unique way of cutting fabrics, and the edgy vibe she brings to everything she does, is always memorable. In her third collection, she mixes both cute urban styles for young kids, along with gritty, hardcore takes on music, comics and pop culture. She’s so creative and has an amazing energy that’s great to be around. I always love it when I see her, and she picks me up two feet in the air!

I’m especially excited to now have my own Elona Mitchell original! She took one of my denim jackets, and designed the most perfect teddy bear holding a heart, to transform it into a work of art that I’ll treasure forever. Now I need to figure out the best place to wear it so I can take photos, photos, photos! Thank you, Elona!

Here are some of my photos from this collection. The work is amazing and it was a pleasure seeing it live!

My one-of-a-kind Elona Mitchell teddy bear jacket!

I told you she picks me up when she sees me. She can hold me up there forever!

Robert Greco Collection at Small Boutique Fashion Week Season 13

It’s no secret that Robert Greco is one of my favorite designers. I was super fortunate that he was the top name at the first “fashion week” I ever attended. At the time, it was wild just to be able to talk with a real fashion designer and see their work up close and personal. He was incredibly friendly and made me feel welcome in the fashion world. Sometimes I wonder what would have happened if I hadn’t had such a positive experience at that first runway show.

I began to visit Robert at his wonderful Montclair boutique (which has now partnered with That Little Black Dress), and am proud to now call this brilliant designer a good friend. I’ve worn his styles on and off the runway, and it’s still a thrill to see his collections when they are showcased. He is a regular at Small Boutique Fashion Week, and his latest collection, which includes pieces from designer Carmen Bury, was part of Season 13, held at Studio 450 (450 West 31st Street) on Sunday, February 11.

There are several qualities that mark Robert’s work, such as the use of vintage and reclaimed fabrics, the sculptural quality of many of his pieces, as well as his ability to combine the classic with the wholly original. As you’ll see from the photos below, there are diverse styles that manage to still work well together.

I absolutely love this full-length coat. I’ve seen it on a mannequin in his studio, where you can really admire the fine details.

This is Robert Greco’s most popular and well-known piece. The silhouette is so distinctly his.

I’ve heard so many stories about how Robert helps models, other designers, and anyone else in the business who wants to learn and become part of this crazy industry. This blog probably wouldn’t exist if I hadn’t met him. Definitely check out one of his shows when you can, especially if he returns to Small Boutique Fashion Week next season.

www.smallboutiquefw.com