Admit it, how many of you think the real winners are on the red carpet instead of picking up the statue? I have been hosting Oscar parties the last few years now. The best events have lots of treats and a lot of styles. An easy treat to celebrate American cinema is the classic candy of M&M'S....

The 99 Shop: Fashion designers! Indie entrepreneurs, get your empire started with a bunch of new opportunities... First up, get your retail on by getting your work in a boutique at Manhattan's trendy Lower East Side. Pop-Up initiative, Republic Spaces is launching the 99 shop. Designers with...

Another red carpet full of gorgeous beaded gowns for embroidery geeks like me to drool over. The Screen Actors Guild Awards had the most talented performers celebrating their own. Designers framed these actresses in their best work. The platinum duo was Emmy Rossum in a stunning embroidered...

(Btwn 41st & 42nd St) 2nd Fl, New York, NY 10017 Carlos Falchi: This designer makes incredibly luxurious handbags that truly highlights the textures of the exotic skins he uses. He is incredibly supportive of up and coming designers, shown in his work with the Independent Handbag Designer...

The 88th Academy Awards is over and we all know by know it isn't who holds the statue, but who won the Oscars red carpet. As an embellishment designer, you know by now I always choose my favorite red carpet fashion looks by the best use of embroidery. The two lovely pregnant ladies Emily...

I wish I could say the red carpet fashion bored me because everyone looked so good, but I can't. The stars took chances, wore bold looks and still all looked gorgeous. Of course, being partial to embellishment design, I am only giving my shout-outs to the best embroidered gowns of the...

FAB: In a tough industry or job market, what would you tell a frustrated fashion designer as part of your pep talk? B.L.: We'd never have any sweet delicious lemonade without the sour lemons required to make it, right? So often, it's the struggles incurred during the toughest of times that...

When is the last time a major fashion designer made clothes specifically to dance? TheStephen Burrows exhibitat the Museum of the City of New York is a retrospective of a designer inspired by nightlife. Stephen Burrows was a pioneering African American fashion designer whose look was defined...

For the Met Gala, the A-list celebrity girls attend "fashion prom" with their gay designer BFF's. Yes, for this social event, it is much more likely to see top fashion designers bring their most popular celebrity muse as their date in lieu of their mates. It's mutually beneficial as the...

You can be a fan of the fashions at the Academy Awards red carpet without having it define the people wearing them. Was this really a big problem with the media? How about asking intelligent questions and just adding designer tags on the screen? I think that's a win-win situation.

 

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