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{Backstage} BCBGMaxAzria Spring 2015 Collection is Airy, Romantic and I Want It All!

September 4th, 2014 by Christen



The latest BCBG Max Azria collection to cascade the runway isn’t far beyond your buying reach.  While getting the scoop backstage in hair and makeup (and taking selfies on Instagram with the designer Max Azria himself!)  I discovered in a new social shopping twist, BCBG included “how to buy” the ready to wear runway looks by “liking” an Instagram photo from the collection.


BCBGMaxAzria Spring Backstage

A BCBGMaxAzria model backstage mobile shopping while in hair and makeup.


The Instagram shopping tool stems from collaboration between BCBGMaxAzria and the service, which sends an email to users who have “liked” an Instagram photo a link to buy it from the designer’s website. In all, the design house said, nine looks were available for purchase via the new system.


BCBGMaxAzria Spring Backstage

Getting a pre-show sneak peak of the runway looks that are available via the Instagram service today.

BCBGMaxAzria Spring Backstage

Plenty of light, airy and flowing tops will set the trend of Spring 2015 bohemian looks.


June Ambrose and Jay Manuel

It’s always a pleasure when you run into fashion’s guru’s June Ambrose and Jay Manuel during NYFW.


If you fell in love with the spring show flowing with bohemian vibes and plenty of pale, pastels and ethereal colors like bare pink, light blush, aqua, gray violet and lavender, then you’ll be happy to know that the latest collection from BCBGMaxAzria has plenty to go around.

Designers Max Azria and his wife, Lubov, described their Spring 2015 collection as a mix of “timeless elegance with bohemian silhouettes.” The emphasis was on long, filmy garments belted at the waist, in subtle prints or, often, a simple one-color look.  A white embroidered motorcycle jacket, though, was my favorite piece paired with a cotton skirt and cotton mesh embroidered top — all in white.

 Check out some of my favorite pieces from the collection below.


New York Fashion Week: BCBGMAXAZRIA Then & Now (Fall 2013 / Spring 2014)

September 5th, 2013 by Christen


“Every year the women of New York leave the past behind and look forward to the future…this is known as fashion week.”  – Carrie Bradshaw ‘Sex and the City’



BCBGMAZAZRIA Fall 2013 vs Spring 2014

Every New York Fashion Week, I find myself looking back at seasons past to guide my Lincoln Center uniform and get a gasp on closet “must haves” for the upcoming season.  Drifting through magazines in search for the season’s hottest trends, can become a bit cumbersome – so I thought, why not just go back to the source?  Designer runways is where all the hot trends are birthed, so why not revisit designer runway pasts while in anticipation of next season’s hautest looks.

Looking for ways to transition your summer wardrobe into cool, crisp Autumn months?  One word.  Layers.  Silk shift dresses laid the foundation of the BCBGMAXAZRIA gypsy-infused Fall 2013. Add cleanly knit, slouchy sweaters and beanies coupled with a choice of loose-fitting outerwear and you’ve got the collection down in a nutshell.  If you’re anxious to slip into Fall fashions early, check out more Fall runway trends to try with Five Fall Fashion Trends You Can Wear Today…



Need a reminder of  BCBGMAXAZRIA looks fresh off the runway for Fall 2013, here are a few standout looks and full runway show below.









If this Fall’s collection was all about layers, then Spring is all about shedding them towards fashion freedom with these easy-to-wear looks from BCBGMAXAZRIA collection.  Spread across a neutral palette, the models showcased pops of life with snake-embossed leather skirts, watercolor floral prints, and embroidered tulle tops. Anyone can be BCBG, and this show proved just how effortless it is. Now for a look into the future, BCBGMAXAZRIA debuts the Spring 2014 looks earlier today from New York Fashion Week.















What do you think about BCBGMAXAZRIA Fall 2013 vs Spring 2014 collections?  Are you ready to incorporate layers into your daily wardrobe or are you ready to be in a Spring-like state of mind?


Married To Medicine’s Quad Visits Watch What Happens Live in BCBGMAXAZRIA

April 1st, 2013 by Nigel



Throwing shade on the latest episode of Bravo’s T.V. Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen was reality personality from Bravo’s new reality show Married To Medicine, Quad Webb- Lunceford. Quad was spotted on the late night talk show along side Housewives of Atlanta star Kandi Burruss in head to toe BCBGMAXAZRIA.




Ms. Quad wore a Janus One-Shoulder Gown, a Skinny Hinge Hip Belt and a pair of Runway Hex Color Blocked Sandals.



The one-shoulder gown has a round neck with single short draped flutter sleeve with a high slit in the front of the garment and a concealed center back zipper with a hook-and-eye closure.






The multiple hinge belt is faux-leather with a turn lock detailed buckle.  The statement piece of the looks were the runway color blocked open toe sandals. The leather shoes have a 5.5″ inch metallic heel with a 1″ inch exposed platform.





Not only was Quad’s Watch What Happens Live outfit perfect to try during the spring but the price point is accessible, each individual piece retails under $350 dollars. The dress retails at $338 dollars, the belt is $48 dollars, and the shoes are $325 dollars. You can find the entire look on BCBGMAXAZRIA official website,

Watch Quad in action below:



Did you tune in to Watch What Happens Live to see Quad’s Look? If you had $400 to spend on two of these pieces to complete the look, which ones would you buy?  Sound off below and let us know your thoughts. Brings Fashion To A Computer Near You

September 21st, 2011 by Christen is bringing the ease of online shopping to a computer screen near you.  Of course, we’ve seen books, electronics and more available on but with designers like BCBGMAXAZRIA, Halston Heritage and 7 For All Mankind available, we’re excited to see more.

Like this BCBGMAXAZRIA Dress?  It’s wonderful and it’s available on too!

Upon entering the studio, there were racks (on racks, on racks…) of beautiful fashions for men and women.  Of course I levitated towards the racks of women designer fashions with the models donning such designers as

HALSTON HERITAGE Women’s 3/4 Sleeve Dress


D.E.P.T. Women’s Retro Flower Jersey Top


Joie Women’s Gretchen Jacket


With the variety of designers that you can choose from – it’s super easy to find creative looks that will take you from day to night. has made finding designer fashions (some without designer prices) online with ease.  Say you’re looking for a fierce dress, just not any dress but a heather grey dress.  Amazon makes it as simple as 1-2-3.

1.  Goto

2.  Just type in “grey dress” and look what comes up…this heather grey dress is my fav!

3.  Click ‘Add To Cart’

And to make it easy for you to add fashion to your cart – is giving away $50 to use on for some fashions of your own.  Simply “LIKE” us on Facebook and “Follow” us on Twitter and comment below letting us know!  Winners will be randomly selected on October 3rd!

Photos compliments of Amazon / Kristen Somody Whalen

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Announces Lineup

August 10th, 2011 by Christen

It’s officially less than a month away and the Spring 2012 Mercedes Benz Fashion Week show line up has been announced.  There’s an impressive list of new and returning designers that are prepared to show their latest collection at Lincoln Center to hundred of thousands of fashion industry professionals, insiders and VIPs.

“New York City is the fashion capital of the world, and from September 8th – 15th Lincoln Center will become the heartbeat of the city,” says Peter Levy, SVP Managing Director, IMG Fashion Worldwide.  “Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, the city’s single largest media event, is proud to offer some of the biggest names in fashion, as well as young and emerging talent, an unsurpassed platform to debut their Spring 2012 Collections.”

“This season’s diverse lineup ofdesigners is a testament to Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week and Lincoln Center’s ability to create a world stage for the fashion industry to showcase everyone from the well established brands to the future stars,” said Lisa Holladay, Manager of Brand Experience Marketing for Mercedes-Benz USA.  “The scope and support of the event continues to evolve and with it comes new opportunities and benefits for those involved.”

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week will present the following designers:

Nicholas K

Porter Grey


Richard Chai



Tadashi Shoji


Project Runway

Luca Luca

General Idea

Rebecca Taylor

Mara Hoffman

Tommy Hilfiger Men’s

Nicole Miller

Joy Cioci

Pink Tartan

Jill Stuart

Son Jung Wan


Vivienne Tam

Farah Angsana


Charlotte Ronson

Monique Lhuillier

Rafael Connamo


Katya Leonovich

Lela Rose

Derek Lam


Tracy Reese


Diane von Furstenberg

Jen Kao


Odd Molly

Custo Barcelona

Tommy Hilfiger

Timo Weiland

Jenny Packham

Callula Lillibelle

Carolina Herrera

Carlos Miele

Rebecca Minkoff

Donna Karan New York



Norman Ambrose

Betsey Johnson


Perry Ellis

J. Crew

Badgley Mischka

Vera Wang

Diesel Black Gold

Bibhu Mohapatra

Herve Leger by Max Azria

Argentine Designers

Zang Toi

Pammella Roland


Narciso Rodriguez

Malan Breton

Michael Kors

Nanette Lepore

J. Mendel

Chado Ralpho Rucci

Milly by Michelle Smith

Anna Sui

Elie Tahari

Ralph Lauren

Calvin Klein Collection


Elene Cassis

Naeem Khan



*Falguni Peacock

*Pink Tartan


*Rafael Cennamo

*Katya Leonovich


*J. Crew





 *Denotes first time showings at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week / Lincoln Center.


February 14th, 2011 by Christen

At the BCBG show for New York Fashion Week — where Ashanti (and her ugly shoes), Kelly Rowland and Taraji P. Henson were spotted —we caught up with designer Max Azria who revealed what trends are on the horizon, the hot colors to look out for come Fall, and big hair and makeup trends for next season.

Fall Trends to Look For:  Deep Reds, Blues and Neutral (Earthy) Tones.

Fall Hair:  Big bouffants and simple sleek/classic styles.

Fall Makeup:  Clean, classic eyes, muted lips and fresh-faced glow.

Didn’t get front row access?  Check out the complete Fall 2011 BCBGMaxAzria show below…



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