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Geraldina’s Couture Brings Fashion Dreams to Life

Geraldina's Couture
Unforgettable gowns for special occasions by Geraldina’s Couture.

The latest collection of exquisite creations by designer Geraldina Shabani for her signature label features her trademark attention to detail, classic silhouettes and outstanding craftsmanship.

Geraldina’s Couture brings over 25 years of high fashion and couture design experience to one-of-a-kind wedding dresses, high-end gowns for special occasions, unforgettable prom dresses, vintage designed garments, and custom-designed clothing.

A native of Albania, now based in Hartsdale, NY near New York City, Geraldina’s design message is “Bring your dream dress to life!” She has had a lifelong vision of artisan fashion, tailored to the unique and specific nature of every wearer through tasteful style and impeccable construction.

Geraldina's Couture
Geraldina’s Couture creates one-of-a-kind bridal gowns.

Born into a family of tailors and seamstresses, Geraldina started making her own designs as a teenager, and even designed her own wedding dress. By age 18, she managed a full staff at her uncle’s fabric business in Albania. But the Albanian civil war in the late 1990’s forced Geraldina and her family to flee to Greece, and later to move to the United States.

After moving to New York, Geraldina worked with top fashion houses including Dolce and Gabbana and Peggy Jennings Couture. Geraldina went on to launch her own successful boutique and brand catering to a growing clientele who appreciate the designer’s vision and impeccable workmanship.

Geraldina’s Couture is part of Couture Fashion Week New York’s ongoing ancillary projects to present extraordinary designers from around the world to its audiences and the international press.

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Useful Tips for Taking Care of Your Rug

Useful Tips for Taking Care of Your RugBesides being elegant home decorations, rugs are also a form of investment, and you must take care of them to preserve their beauty. Cleaning a rug may seem a bit difficult. It’s heavy, dusty, and dirty at the same time. However, cleaning it does not always have to be too hard. Little did you know that it only needs serious effort and a bit of time. Maintaining a rug will not only keep it clean, but also increases its life expectancy. Your rug has the power to remain elegant and show its true beauty for many years to come.

To learn more about how to take care of your rug, here are some useful tips to keep your rugs elegant as possible.

Clean It Regularly

There are times that cleaning a rug needs professional help, but you can also contribute to the cleaning process yourself. According to our colleagues at Oriental Area Rug Cleaning New York, you should vacuum your rug regularly. It will eliminate any dirt and dust trapped inside the fibers. Plus, it will also remove allergens.

Rotate It Once a Year

Rug quality deteriorates over time due to the sunlight and the amount of foot traffic it takes. However, it is your job to ensure that the wear is perfectly even. If not, your rug will look uneven, run down and messy. To prevent that from happening, most experts recommend you rotate the rug once or twice a year to ensure that the wear is not in just one area only.

Useful Tips for Taking Care of Your Rug

Clean Immediately

If you accidentally spill something on your rug, even if it’s just a small amount of juice or any liquid, or your visitor spills their coffee or tea, you need to clean it right away. Depending on what type of liquid was spilled, there are different cleaning styles you could definitely use. You may use a towel to dry off the spill. Then use a mild soap with warm water to remove the stain and clean it. If the stain can’t be removed on the spot, it is best to bring it to a professional cleaning service for help.

Do Not Apply DIY Tips

Thorough cleaning of a rug is best handled by professionals because they have the right tools and knowledge to get it properly cleaned. It may be tempting to apply different cleaning hacks you find online, but that can do more harm than good. It can damage the fibers in your rug. Avoid using any chemicals or even natural cleaning solutions that you are not sure of to avoid causing any damage to your precious rug.

Keep your rugs in perfect condition. Follow these useful tips if you want your rug to maintain its beauty for many years to come. If you are not sure how to clean it, ask for professional help immediately and avoid doing any online hack as it can ruin the quality of your rug, and it is the last thing anyone wants to happen with their precious rugs.

A Celebration of Nature by Award-Winning Spanish Designer Laia Mauri

A Celebration of Nature by Award-Winning Spanish Designer Laia MauriAward-winning designer and artist Laia Mauri launched her distinctive fashion and costume brand in 2003. Her highly-creative designs feature top-quality fabrics and elegant finishes with a focus on “awareness of the new era.” All pieces are hand crafted, either one-of-a-kind or part of a limited edition, created with the Soul, a transforming energy in each garment that inspires the wearer. They are also non-toxic, eco-friendly and animal friendly. Laia Mauri designs are not manufactured, they are made, creating garments that last over time and leave great memories.

All Laia Mauri pieces are made by hand in Barcelona, Spain.

Latest Collection

Laia Mauri’s latest collection is “Nature”, inspired by the transformation and a woman’s expression of herself as nature. It is an homage to the beauty and renaissance of the wearer. Each piece is an expression of the intimate relationship between the wearer and nature, and how this connection creates harmony, love and well-being for the earth and the planet. See the collection.

About the Designer

Laia Mauri is a young Catalan designer, the granddaughter of a tailor. She studied fine arts and fashion design and is an expert in stage arts: theater, dance, film and TV. She has participated in numerous prestigious fashion, art and costume projects, exhibitions and events including the Route of Art in Castelló d’Empúries, Artbox.Talent Together We Are One at SwissArtExpo (Zurich), 1st International Contemporary Exhibition in Monaco (2020), Art Basel Artweek (Miami), 25th International Art Exhibition of Valmy (France), the Cannes Fashion Festival, Fashion Week Valencia, Bridal Week Barcelona, the Spanishthaifashionawards Competition (Madrid), and films/series including Loco por tí,  El mismo día a la misma hora, Love gets a Room, The Vampire in Martorell, El inocente (Netflix), Hache (Netflix), The Practitioner (Netflix), The Inimitable 1920 (Vodafone 2) and Los Europeos, as well as working with tops brands such as BMW, Coca-Cola, Huawei.

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Do Trinh Hoai Nam Returns to Couture Fashion Week with Magical Collection

Do Trinh Hoai Nam fashion show Couture Fashion Week New YorkAward-winning celebrity fashion designer, Do Trinh Hoai Nam, will present his latest collection entitled “S Vietnam” at Couture Fashion Week New York’s 30th season. Marking the designer’s second appearance at the prestigious event, the highly-anticipated fashion show will be held on the opening day, at 8 pm on Friday September 6, 2019 at the 4W43 Building, 4 West 43rd Street (at Fifth Avenue) in New York City.

A native of Vietnam, Do Trinh Hoai Nam, is one of the top talented successful fashion designers in his country, making fashion history. His trademark D&T Brand (D&T Expand Product Fashion & Research Company Ltd.) was launched over 20 years ago. He has a flair for the dramatic and his signature style focuses on elegance and beauty, with meticulous attention to every detail.

The “S Vietnam Collection” is inspired by the rich Vietnamese cultural heritage and historical landmarks such as Turtle Tower – Hoan Kiem Lake, The Imperial Citadel of Thang Long, One Pillar Pagoda, The Temple of Literature, The 7th Wonder of Ha Long Bay, The Northern Vietnam Terraces, Hue Citadel, Hoi An Old Town, My Son Sanctuary, and more. The collection, named for the “S” shape of the peninsula nation on the world map, represents a historical and magical story about Vietnam: the country, culture, people and breathtaking attractions.

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Alexandra Popescu-York Returns to Couture Fashion Week with “Mystic” Collection

Alexandra Popescu-York fashion show at Couture Fashion Week NY

Designer and artist Alexandra Popescu-York will present her latest collection at Couture Fashion Week at 4 pm on Saturday February 16, 2019. The highly-anticipated fashion show will be held at the 4W43 Building, 4 West 43rd Street, New York City.

With an instinct for composition and color, Alexandra Popescu-York, the Romanian-born designer now based in New York, is bringing back the old Hollywood extravagance to transform it into a contemporary line of luxury dresses with a twist of avant garde.

Every piece from “Mystic”, her new collection, tells a story about authenticity and  also reflects the designer’s own bold and eclectic character. Ms. Popescu-York is the only designer in the world that presents artworks of different genres at the same show, at the same time: a collection of fashion couture and a painting exhibition.

Alexandra Popescu-York has been painting since the age of three and studied fashion design and plastic arts at the University of Arts in Bucharest. Now settled in the USA for over ten years, she has built an impressive record of national and international fashion shows and exhibitions. She is a regular favorite of Couture Fashion Week audiences in New York.

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Nigerian Fashion Icon Frank Osodi to Present Latest Collection at Couture Fashion Week

Frank Osodi House of Bunor fashion show at Couture Fashion Week NYTop Nigerian fashion designer Frank Osodi will present his latest distinctive collection during Couture Fashion Week New York‘s 29th season. The highly-anticipated fashion show will be held at 6 pm on Friday February 15, 2019 at the 4W43 Building, 4 West 43rd Street in New York City.

Nigerian fashion mogul Frank Osodi Richard is the owner and designer for the labels House of Bunor and Frank Osodi for Bunor, both operating under Bunor Creazioni. Mr. Osodi is a former professional and West African top model. He is the recipient of numerous awards over the years as a fashion designer, most notably International Designer of the Year 1991-1992 and Fashion Person of the Year 2003. Mr. Osodi is also the brain behind the highly successful annual international fashion show Black, Bold and Jazzy, as well as the organizer of the West African Fashion Week which debuted in 2011.

Frank Osodi, called the “king of the bustier” in Nigeria by top fashion media personality Ruth Osime, is known for his creative and impeccably finished ceremonial gowns, evening dresses and bridal ensembles. He captures and expresses the sentiments of a generation and expands his horizon to make an impact on both African society and the Diaspora, by creating a harmony between fashion and life. Frank Osodi is undoubtedly one of the most talented and influential designers in fashion today. He enjoys working with African prints, Duchess satin, French lace chiffon and many other natural fibers and fabrics.

The House of Bunor clientele includes many top Nigerian celebrities, actresses, beauty queens, entertainers and socialites, as well as a number of first ladies. Frank Osodi also dressed Agbani Darego, the first native African to win the Miss World crown.

Frank Osodi’s career in the fashion industry ranges from fashion design and consultancy to model management, media events and make up artistry. He is a past vice president of the Fashion Designers Association of Nigeria (FADAN), and the current president of the model managers association of Nigeria (PROMMAN). Mr. Osodi’s distinctive designs have been presented at many top fashion events including South Africa Fashion Week, the Vukani Fashion Awards, Mozambique Fashion Week and the PAHBA Awards, as well as at events in Atlanta and Barbados and a host of other fashion fairs. Recently his label, Frank Osodi for Bunor, was one of four top Nigerian designer labels honored to showcase their creative pieces in conjunction with the Austrian Lace Manufacturers association in Vienna.

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Wasée Jewels to Show Latest Stunning Designs at Couture Fashion Week NY

Wasee Jewels by Farah Ghatala at Couture Fashion Week NYSan Francisco-based luxury jewelry brand Wasée Jewels will present its latest creations at Couture Fashion Week New York’s 29th season. Marking the brand’s first appearance at the prestigious event, the jewelry will be shown along with the the most recent collection by fashion designer and event producer Andres Aquino at 8 pm on Saturday February 16, 2019 at the 4W43 Building, 4 West 43rd Street in New York City.

The creative force behind the Wasée Jewels brand is designer Farah Ghatala. According to the designer, “Our jewelry is a manifestation of who you are, our creations tell a story — a story you can wear. Your uniqueness shines through in our exclusive chic designs.” All of the stunning jewelry pieces are hand-crafted in the Wasée Jewels Silicon Valley studio.

Wasée Jewels has been worn by celebrities at major red carpet events including award-winning producer and TV personality Lika Osipova at the Emmy Awards, and “Minority Reportz” producer and comedian Mona Shaikh at the Top 1000 Comedians Awards.

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IngaSez’s “Slee’Q” Collection To Be Shown at Couture Fashion Week NY

IngaSez Luxury Swimwear fashion show at Couture Fashion Week NYIngaSez will return to Couture Fashion Week New York with a showing of her latest collection entitled “Slee’Q by Inga.” The runway show will be held at 8:00 pm on Friday February 15, 2019 at the 4W43 Building, 4 West 43rd Street (at Fifth Avenue) in New York City. (Please note the time change).

Inga Murray-Hodges is the creative force behind the luxury brand. “My fabulous new collection, Slee’Q by Inga, is born and it’s better than ever!” says the designer. “My designs are inspired by a bolder Slee’Q look. These new designs are as sparkly, funky, edgy, and versatile as they are super comfortable.” With her latest collection, Inga creates a sense of drama, playing with varying tones throughout the line, resulting in a happy, sexy, glamorous, fun and lively feeling. “I added charm to this line with a more accessorized look on each design simply by adding a crystal or sequined bow or a necklace that connects,” notes the designer.

A joyous celebration of femininity, the collection comes in regular, petite, and plus sizes. According to Inga: “My main focus was concentrating specifically on the best parts of a woman’s body shape, keeping in mind and understanding the types of clothes that accentuate good features and minimize our less than perfect bits. I will also be introducing some lovely new textures and fabrics, as well as signature prints while keeping things Slee’Q to complement our new range.”

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NFL Star DeAngelo Hall to Receive Couture Fashion Week NY Humanitarian Award

Recently retired Washington Redskins defensive back DeAngelo Hall will receive the 2018 Couture Fashion Week Outstanding Humanitarian award during the 28th season of the prestigious event, in recognition of his charitable endeavors. The presentation will be part of the evening’s festivities at 8:00 pm on Saturday September 8, 2018, which will also include the “Tango Cabaret” collection fashion show by designer and producer Andres Aquino. The event will be held at the Crowne Plaza Times Square, 1605 Broadway in New York City.

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Designer Alexandra Popescu-York’s Latest Collection “Desire” at Couture Fashion Week NY

Alexandra Popescu-York fashion show at Couture Fashion Week NYTop Romanian designer Alexandra Popescu-York, based in New York, will introduce her new luxury collection “Desire” on September 9, 2018 at 6:00 pm during the 28th season of Couture Fashion Week New York. The highly-anticipated runway show will be held at the Crowne Plaza Times Square, 1605 Broadway in New York City.

“Desire” tells the story of a refined, modern woman and it was created to be worn wherever she goes. The collection blends sophisticated accessories and uncommon materials, through which the creator conveys emotion and astounds every time. This is Alexandra Popescu-York’s 10th consecutive season showing athe prestigious New York Fashion week event. She is  so far the only artist and designer in the world who has presented both a fashion couture collection and a painting exhibition during the same event.

During the event, the public will be able to see two amazing paintings by Ms. Popescu-York. The first is entitled “Desire” after her couture collection, and the second was made for CFW founder and producer Andres Aquino, one of her biggest fans.
The influence of entire centuries and art movements will be seen in the articles and costumes created by Alexandra Popescu-York, all part of a creative process where originality is the primary driving force. Her fashion collections, as well as her canvases, are imaginative and original, unconstrained in both their expressiveness and choice of materials. Elegance in fashion is seen as an act of simplification, renunciation and finally, elimination. When fashion becomes part of a show, as is the case of Ms. Popescu-York’s work, the appeal is cumulative.

Alexandra Popescu-York has been painting since the age of three and studied fashion design and plastic arts at the University of Arts in Bucharest. Now settled in the USA for over ten years, she has an impressive record of both national and international fashion shows and exhibitions. Among her many awards and accolades are her inclusion in the presentation of “Couture Fashion Week’s Best Designers” line-up of September 2016 and the inclusion of her paintings in the Art Exhibition at the 70th Anniversary of the United Nations in New York. What defines Alexandra Popescu-York as a fashion designer is the interplay between plastic arts and fashion. Her dresses are inspired by famous Romanian paintings, but also by the works of great masters and modern artists.

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