What happens when you mix technology, fashion and Project Runway 11 winner – Michelle Lesniak Franklin an Intel Experience in NYC? A day of entertaining fun & real life talks on the importance of portable technology on the go.
Over the weekend, DivasandDorks.com was invited to attend an exclusive presentation of where technology meets design at the Experience Intel pop up shop in Chelsea. Filled with live performances, gaming experiences and more, Intel offered unique hands-on experiences for consumers and fans alike.
One of Intel’s newest fans, Project Runway 11 winner – Michelle Lesniak Franklin shared the spotlight highlighting her love for the Intel Ultrabook convertable. After winning Project Runway’s host of prizes including a $50,000 suite of Intel products Michelle shares how her world of design has been
redefined with Intel technology. Check out the video to discover more from Michelle, Project Runway and Intel.
About Michelle Lesniak Franklin: Michelle Lesniak Franklin is a designer from Portland who won Project Runway season 11. She first took interest in the world of fashion during high school when she reconstructed vintage clothing to fit her needs and quirkiness. She then studied printmaking/fine art in college as well as pattern making and draping at her her local community college. Discover more of Michelle Lesniak Franklin designs at AU-Clothing.com.
Kicking my Las Vegas and CES experience off right, my first CES soiree was hosted by Clever Girls Collective and Beth Blecherman of TechMamas ‘Ladies Who Tech Happy Hour‘ which took place at the ultra luxurious Wynn/Encore hotel. An evening filled with appetizing snacks and delectable drinks, I got the chance to catch up with some of my old friends and met some new ones as well. Event sponsors were also on hand to talk about the fabulous goodies provided in our giftbags including a new Sony Bloggie Live video camera and a Kingston Wi-Drive.
With all the excitement in the air and the abundance of women who tech in the building, we all were graced with the presence of Project Runway Season 9 winner Anya Ayoung Chee, who joined the event behalf of HP and Intel. Anya, the former graphic artist-turned beauty queen spoke with us about her former career goals, her family and how Twitter got her onto the hit reality television show – Project Runway.
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:
Tommy Hilfiger Men’s
Son Jung Wan
Diesel Black Gold
Chado Ralpho Rucci
Milly by Michelle Smith
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*Denotes first time showings at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week / Lincoln Center.
Satin, bold shimmers and snowflakes filled former Project Runway Alumn – Irina Shabayeva’s Fall/Winter 2011 Runway collection. With several cocktail dress pieces adorned in satin, shimmery golds and brilliant colors – these looks served as the highlight of the show as the wool & knits served as the textured basics in tunics & jackets. The laser-cut snowflake details that were noticeably the theme among some of the designs lend itself to a typical “winter’s wonderland” theme that was neither “HIT” or “MISS” in my opinion – just another added feature to create an overall LOOK in a collection of designs that span both ends of the fashion spectrum. Check out some photos and video of the show and let me know what you think…