Couture and Cosmetics, a Holiday Pop-Up Shop Collaboration between Paula Hian Designs and Laini Cosmetics, will take place Thursday, November 17th at 6-9PM at the Paula Hian Designs Showroom located at 106 Gay Street, Manayunk, PA, 19127. There you will be able to indulge in your love for luxury knitwear, accessories and winter outerwear, while perusing and purchasing versatile and quality makeup products that will perfectly complement your new Paula Hian styles. If you are lucky—and you will be – you will also find some holiday treasures for your friends and family as well. Remember the rule: “One gift for them, Two for me”.
Laini Cosmetics is a labor of love collection curated by Style and Beauty Expert, Laini Bianculli. Her company’s objective is to restore light to your complexion and overall makeup look in every category of the brand’s ready to wear products. Chief Creative & Image Director of http://www.StyleWithLaini.com, Miss Bianculli understands the need for versatile quality cosmetics to enhance your fashion choices and your 24/7 lifestyle.
The RSVP Ready Laini Cosmetics Holiday Collection is highly complementary to the pieces in the Paula Hian 2016 Fall/Winter Collection. Miss Hian describes the collection, manufactured exclusively in France and knitted in viscose-Lycra Italian yarns, as “graphic, bold and textured; either toned down in tailored form or jazzed up for more dramatic fashion.” For Fall/Winter 2016, her knit tweeds and abstract plaids are intended to look crisp and soft at the same time “to reflect the feminine/menswear vibe I am looking to portray.” The colors run the spectrum from black and navy to azure blue, poppy and electric blue into tonal greys. “I see these colors and the mixtures of them as ‘Paula neutrals’… to cleanse the palate. I am not a beige person- ever. Rarely pastels. These colors feel Fall 2016 to me rather than the browns and more traditional autumn-looking shades.” (The Paula Hian 2016 Fall/Winter Collection is presently available online at http://www.paulahian.com.)
As you sip the complimentary champagne and/or wine at this special event, the Paula Hian 2016 Fall/Winter Collection, accessories and more, will be on display in the showroom and Miss Bianculli will be available to do mini makeovers and teach guests new makeup application techniques using the Laini Cosmetics makeup line. She will also help guests match their Paula Hian purchases with the proper makeup, all of which will be available for ordering during the evening. Think of this as an upscale designer trunk show with all the extra trimmings. Is there a better way to start the holiday?
Guests attending Couture and Cosmetics will receive an EXCLUSIVE discount code that will last one week (November 17th-24th) for purchases on both http://www.lainicosmetics.com and http://www.paulahian.com. For more information on Couture and Cosmetics, email email@example.com, call 215-487-3067, http://www.paulahian.com, or Laini Bianculli at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On October 20, the upscale men and women’s clothing store, Garmany, located at 121 Broad Street, in Red Bank, New Jersey, held a special National Breast Cancer Awareness Month event benefiting the Susan G. Komen group of Central and South New Jersey. Garmany’s “A Night To Fight” event featured fun freebies, prizes, pampering and luxury services; as well as an exhibition of specially-designed pink dresses from a selection of invited designers (including Miss Hian) and much more.
There was also a signature pink cocktail, specially concocted for the event.
Says Miss Hian, “The fight to end breast cancer is never ending and it was an honor to participate in the event at Garmany. Everyone has a part to play in this battle and Garmany, the Susan G. Komen organization, as well as the other guests who attended ‘A Night To Fight’ moved the needle that much closer to finding a cure.”
In addition to Johnell Garmany, President of Garmany and his staff, guests included Sally Sheperdson, Executive Director of Susan G. Komen Central and South New Jersey, members of her staff, Susan G. Komen CSNJ Board of Directors and representatives from other local businesses.
By Phillip D. Johnson
THE FALL / WINTER 2016 COLLECTION
With a touch of France, this season blends architecture with perfected stitching to create one-of-a-kind pieces. Inspired by her travels, Paula’s vision of abstracts and geometrics come alive in this collection.
The Danielle Dress stands as the “New Power Suit” in John-John Williams’ avant-garde photo shoot for the Baltimore Sun. A continuous abstract pattern captivates this jackie o style collar in a gaze.
MODEL: Amanda, from THE Artist Agency
HAIR: Brian Oliver
MAKEUP: Dana Spence
PHOTOGRAPHER: Lloyd Fox
STYLIST/PRODUCER: John-John Williams IV
ART DIRECTION: Leeann Adams
Check out Fashion Guy Phil’s blog post on Paula Hian’s Fall/Winter 2016 collection!
Lookbook Images photographed by Hyuna Shin/Provided by the Designer
Fashion designer Paula Hianhas launched herFall/Winter 2016 Knitwear Collection, which she describes as “graphic, bold and textured; either toned down and in tailored form or jazzed up for more dramatic fashion.” The Paula Hian Collection, manufactured in France, is knitted in viscose/Lycra and novelty cotton/silk blends made from Italian yarns.
Miss Hian’s design philosophy comes into full bloom when “when color, shape andtexture can be combined with modern style in a timeless way.” A lover of looking put-together, she wears her own designs and finds a kinship with women who refuse to become a slave to the trends. She designs for the independent minded woman who thinks on her own and has her own sense of style. The eloquent statement she makes with her clothes is perfect for someone who has…
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Just when you’ve had enough of winter…spring is right around the corner and Paula Hian has released her exciting 2016 Spring/Summer knitwear collection. It is available NOW, online. Exquisitely made, extremely wearable, something for everyone. All made in France. Paula designs all the styles and materials herself often featuring her artwork. Several dynamic themes run through the 2016 Spring/Summer collection and Paula uses yarn and fabric in unique ways that translate into distinct yet classic beauty.
While highlights of the collection include raffia cardigans and basket weave linen dresses, you will find a dazzling array of dresses, skirts and cardigans knitted in different colors and lengths that can be easily mixed and matched to expand your wardrobe. Many are in neutral tones and distinctive color blocking. And if you are interested in other colors or color combinations, check the website to uncover the many options. the The linen fabric comes in different textures, with a touch of stretch, adding more dimension and comfort. The beautiful dresses, skirts and cardigans are accented with geometric shapes to add interest and detailed cross-stitching you won’t find anywhere else- lined in a soft stretch lightweight silky knit.
Basket weave linen knit is found in the Antoinette skirt and Karine dress. Imagine wearing the Esme cardigan with the Karine dress here below.
This combination can take you from the Board room to a night on the town. There are skirts in all lengths, knee, midi, and mini.
For that hot summer party, you can’t go wrong with the Yasmine dress fashioned out of linen knit with raffia cross-stitching and accented with faux-patent fringe.
Another part of the Paula Hian collection is a dynamic set of skirts, jackets and dresses fashioned out of summer-weight viscose. Dominated with dynamic geometric retro designs. The Chantal jacket synthesizes the 80’s with a touch of Paris.
The geometric design is avant guard, yet incredibly classic at the same time, sporting a diagonal zipper. This jacket also comes in solid colors with contrasting piping and same diagonal zipper. Pair it with the matching Jeannine skirt of the same incredible design- in geometric or two-toned material. For those who would prefer this retro geometric design in a dress, there is the Laurence, a halter dress perfect for those summer occasions.
Also discover Paula Hian knit dresses in subtle shades with delicate geometric detailing and matching cardigans.
The Zoe skirt is Paula’s refashioned Jolie skirt, available in black and white.
Rounding out the collection is a theme straight from Paula’s childhood sketchbook. Designs highlighted by delicious, pastel colors. The backdrop is a neutral violet with its geometric design in yummy pastel swirls. Modern design meets refined creativity. The Naomi cardigan and Margaux midi length skirt make a delightful spring or summer outfit.
The collection also includes basics refashioned in a modern way. Dynamic slacks in different styles (straight and wide) and different materials (woven linen and knitted viscose). There are shorts, both casual and more sophisticated. Finally, there are other tops including stunning lightweight knit tank like tops that can be dressed up or down.
Jetsetting can be exhausting & especially if you are designer, Paula Hian. Between designing new collections, production in France, meetings in NYC, & the showroom in Philadelphia, Paula is always on the go. One fashion move you can count on from her – never leaving home without one of her very own leather jackets.
Last week, Paula Hian met with New York City’s top fashion editors to share her 2015 Fall/Winter Collection and mood board with each one.
Starting her day with just a decaf coffee, Paula first met with Vladimyr Pierre-Louis, Fashion Editor at Women’s Health. (@WomensHealthMag)
Next, Paula met with Craig Montague, Editorial Assistant at Town & Country where he picked his favorite pieces out of Paula’s 2015 Fall/Winter Collection. (@TandCmag)
Loving the elegant Elaina fit and flair matelesse dress in fuchsia, the understated but sexiness of the georgette Apollina dress and Carina blouse and again the bold cinderblock pieces- all appealing to the Town & Country reader.
Here again the cinder-blocking was a hit as Michelle loved Paula’s graphic designs and sense of color, shape and style. Michelle instagrams the mood board making Paula’s day!
Keeping on schedule, the last meeting of the day was with Jessie Ajluni, Fashion Editor at Hearst International. (@) Jessie loved Paula’s ideas and inspirations for her 2015 Fall/Winter Collection along with all the other editors… the cinder-blocking concept seemed to be the editor-pick of the day!
Paula Hian shot her Fall 2015 Collection in NYC with photographer Julian Le Ballister. For the shoot, a set was designed to be completely covered by plexiglass mirrors.
Model Egle Tvirbutaite from Next Models spent all day wearing various looks from the new collection. The plexiglass mirrors allowed the photographer to get multiple angles of the pieces in one single shot & allowed him to play with the light from the flash to create unique images. See polaroids of Egle below!
On the set with Paula Hian were two interns Gavin Lindemuth and Becca Applegate. Both interns have been with Paula since the beginning of the year. Read more below to get a glimpse of their experience.
When we were asked to help at Paula’s Fall 2015 photoshoot in New York I was ecstatic. I knew I wanted to be there an help in anyway that I could. When we walked into the studio and saw the set I was in shock! It was this amazing fixture made up of mirrors. We were quickly introduced to everyone and than they started on the shoot. It was so much fun to see it all come together. From the styling to the hair and makeup- everything was on point. Getting to be apart of such a fun day was one of the best experiences of my internship. Seeing it all come together and knowing that I was there to help with the process made my whole time at Paula Hian Designs worthwhile.
I was so excited as I entered the studio for Paula Hian’s Fall 2015 shoot. For many weeks, the shoot had been being planned and discussions of the fun ideas. It was amazing to see what Paula’s team had built themselves. A massive wooden stage had been transformed into one huge mirror that you could see yourself at every angle. On set, we got to watch all the hair, makeup, and styling take place. It was great to see all the hard work pay off and the incredible photos in the end.