Designer Phillipe Blond Spring 2019 NYFW

Designer Phillipe Blond Spring 2019 NYFW

“Often misunderstood, Disney Villains are flawed, imposing and mysterious, and we loved the idea of taking these characteristics and translating them in a glamorous way, making them the heroes of our story.” David Blond

The Blonds put FASHION back in Fashion Week with their Spring Summer 2019 collection. The show-stopping runway was dynamic, theatrical and wickedly fabulous. Their collaboration with Disney included NYFW glammed out interpretations of the most infamous kind: Maleficent, Evil Queen, Ursula and Cruella.


Paris Hilton portrayed a sequined, bedazzled Cruella De Vil with dog in hand and Loubs on feet.

The Blonds SS19 shined, shimmered and sparkled with a series of catsuits, jackets and feathered coats. The rock-glam vibe of the collection will translate quite well with chic night-lifers and edgy socialites.



My eyes were blinded by the shimmer and sparkle of head-to-toe sequins shining bright in all their brilliance as the model walked the walk for Jeffrey Kalinsky. I entered into the fittings as a runway look by designer [Michael] Halpern was being styled for the show. Jeffrey and JFC Co-chair Lila Hertz were focused, possibly mesmerized, by the model who wore a green, blue and purple sequin jumpsuit with matching knee-high sequin boot - a Halpern/Louboutin collab. The glamazons continued to march out of the Jeffrey Atlanta dressing room in showstoppers by Balenciaga, Givenchy, Dries Van Noten and Saint Laurent. If this preview was any indication of what's to come Monday, August 27 to the Jeffrey Fashion Cares runway, then hold on because JFC is planning to blow you away with a fashion tornado of the latest and hottest Fall looks of the season!

The  26th anniversary of Jeffrey Fashion Cares will benefit Susan G. Komen Greater Atlanta, the Atlanta AIDS Fund (AAF), and the Medical University of South Carolina.  Last year’s sold-out event raised nearly $860,000 for the organizations, and in its history, Fashion Cares has grown into one of the largest combined AIDS and breast cancer benefits in the country.  For the 2018 philanthropic affair, guests are invited to mix, mingle and enjoy an unforgettably stylish evening in a completely transformed and private environment in the Monarch Court at the recently renovated Phipps Plaza.

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60 Looks, Runway Recap: Jeffrey Fashion Cares 2017

Photos by Ben Rose.

Arbiter of style, Jeffrey Kalinsky, creator of two namesake boutiques in Atlanta and Manhattan, celebrated 25 years of Jeffrey Fashion Cares Atlanta on Monday August 28, 2017. The annual fashion forward and philanthropic event was once again hosted by Event Chairs Lila Hertz, Jeffrey McQuithy and Louise Sams.  A sold-out evening, the City’s most notable gathered in Phipps Plaza in the heart of Buckhead to enjoy a high-energy reception and silent auction followed by a live auction and runway show featuring Kalinsky’s style selections from high-end designers such as Celine, Christian Dior, Givenchy, Valentino, Dries van Noten, Saint Laurent Paris, Balenciaga, Michael Halpern, Christian Louboutin and Manolo Blahnik. 

Jeffrey McQuithy, Jeffrey Kalinsky, Lila Hertz & Louise Sams - the Fashion Cares Dream Team!

Jeffrey McQuithy, Jeffrey Kalinsky, Lila Hertz & Louise Sams - the Fashion Cares Dream Team!

Kalinsky and Jeffrey Fashion Cares were also granted a Phoenix Award, the highest honor that can be bestowed on a citizen for service to the City of Atlanta by the Mayor. The award recognizes outstanding achievements and service to the city, state, nation or world.  

The 25th anniversary of Jeffrey Fashion Cares benefitted Susan G. Komen Greater Atlanta, the Atlanta AIDS Fund (AAF), and the Medical University of South Carolina. Over the course of its history, Jeffrey Fashion Cares has raised more than 15 million dollars for its beneficiaries.  For more information, visit

Coming soon to fashionado: full video coverage of the 25th annual Jeffrey Fashion Cares, including the entire runway finale walk!

Jeffrey Kalinsky’s Fall Trend Forecast: 

Out with the minimal, and in with the maximal- so goes the ever-revolving door of fashion trends. For Fall 2017, we are revisiting the powerful, exaggerated silhouettes and over-the-top embellishments of the 1980’s. From New York all the way to Paris, runways were lit up by each designers’ newfound flair for extravagance. It is finally time to open your minds and your closets to daring, yet infinitely chic possibilities. Shop on…

Power Shoulders: One of the most memorable fashion moments of the 1980’s (aside from the larger-than-life hair) were the larger-than-life shoulder pads. Think cropped couture jackets and little party frocks all with a dramatic shoulder line that creates the illusion of a smaller waist.

Fun Furs: When the temperature starts to drop, nothing says decadence quite like swathing yourself in fur. This season, don’t let your exceptionally soft selection of outerwear be merely utilitarian; instead, choose one that is just as unique and cheerful as it is cozy.

Rare Birds: Feathers are no doubt the biggest story in embellishment this season. Bright, bold, beautiful plumes could be spotted flouncing down the catwalk of practically every major designer. 

Give Them the Slip: Who says silken slip dresses must be confined to the bedroom?  If you are afraid of being mistaken for a sleepwalker, layer an asymmetrical, lace-trimmed slip over a t-shirt or sweater for a decidedly modern look. 

Flower Power: As Miranda Priestly famously taught us in The Devil Wears Prada, florals are by no means groundbreaking for spring. They are, however, an unexpected delight for fall and winter. This season, designer’s showcased moody, yet bold versions of the print that would feel right at home in an 18th century painting.


The Labels: Jeffrey Fashion Cares 2016

We all know that Jeffrey Kalinsky sends down the Jeffrey Fashion Cares runway some of the most exclusive fashion labels in the world such as Givenchy, Balenciaga and Saint Laurent Paris. But with fifty-six looks in this year's show, even the most knowledgeable fashionista or fashionado can't keep up with all the designers. Ever wonder who wore what? "Love that dress..." and then you wonder who made it! Looks like Gucci but it could be McQueen... YOU get it! So, let's break it down. Below is a list to every look featured at Jeffrey Fashion Cares 2016 and corresponds with the photo above:

  1. J.W. Anderson
  2. Marques Almeida
  3. Balenciaga
  4. Balenciaga
  5. Celine
  6. Celine
  7. Celine
  8. Del Pozo, shoes Dries Van Noten
  9. Molly Goddard, shoes Saint Laurent Paris
  10. Molly Goddard, Gucci
  11. Simone Rocha
  12. Dries Van Noten
  13. Dries Van Noten
  14. Dries Van Noten
  15. Dries Van Noten
  16. Chloe
  17. Chloe
  18. Chloe
  19. Chloe
  20. Haider Ackerman
  21. Haider Ackerman
  22. Haider Ackerman
  23. Brandon Maxwell, shoes Gianvito Rossi
  24. Brandon Maxwell, shoes Gianvito Rossi
  25. Brandon Maxwell, shoes Gianvito Rossi
  26. Miu Miu, shoes Francesco Russo
  27. Miu Miu, shoes Roger Vivier
  28. Givenchy
  29. Givenchy
  30. Givenchy
  31. Prada, shoes Christian Louboutin
  32. Simone Rocha
  33. Simone Rocha
  34. Simone Rocha
  35. Simone Rocha
  36. Gucci
  37. Gucci
  38. Gucci
  39. Gucci
  40. Gucci
  41. Roberto Cavalli
  42. Alexandre Vauthier
  43. Saint Laurent Paris
  44. Saint Laurent Paris
  45. Saint Laurent Paris
  46. Saint Laurent Paris
  47. Saint Laurent Paris
  48. Saint Laurent Paris
  49. Balenciaga
  50. Alexander McQueen
  51. Alexander McQueen
  52. Alexander McQueen
  53. Del Pozo, shoes Jimmy Choo
  54. Valentino, shoes Manolo Blahnik
  55. Stella McCartney, shoes Jimmy Choo
  56. Dries Van Noten


1 Week to the Catwalk - Doggies on the Catwalk June 4th

doggies on the catwalk fashionado

The 9th annual Doggies on the Catwalk is only a week away and we couldn't be more excited! Sixteen amazing service dogs from Canine Assistants, including a few puppies, will be proudly strutting down the catwalk with models who have worked so hard to raise funds and awareness to the cause. The models will be wearing looks from Akris, Alice & Olivia by Stacey Bendet, COS, Les Copains, Theory, Tod's and sporting handbags by Christian Louboutin.

In addition to a fabulous fashion show like no other in Atlanta, your ticket gets you apps from Doraku, signature cocktails, Bai beverages to refresh, a silent auction, a sitting lounge by Roche Bobois, a really really good time and most of all, the satisfaction of knowing, with warmth in your heart, that you've done something good. *Get your TICKETS HERE!

Doggies on the Catwalk starts at 7PM with a cocktail reception followed by the fashion portion, emceed by Monica Pearson, at 8:30. THE SHOPS BUCKHEAD ATLANTA.

#doggiesonthecatwalk Thanks for the support!


Holidays at The Shops Buckhead Atlanta

It's one of the most beautiful properties in the city with its impeccable landscaping, fine dining and upscale shopping. And now, as they embrace the holidays with twinkle lights and festive showroom windows, The Shops Buckhead Atlanta is beyond stunning - holiday spirit perfection! 

Last week, The Shops Buckhead Atlanta hosted a blogger mixer and shopping tour that was absolutely fabulous. We were greeted with champagne and chocolates by Planet Blue, Scoop NYC, Alice + Olivia, Brunello Cucinelli, La Perla, Christian Louboutin, Bella Bag, Jonathan Adler and Les Copains. As we strolled through [and shopped a little, of course] it was wonderfully clear that the holiday season was among us. Beautiful clothing and accessories, friendly associates and a sale or two, made for a perfect evening. 

When the shopping adventure came to an end, the party didn't stop. [Everyone] made their way to Gypsy Kitchen for a cocktail reception, tapas and mingling.

Thank you, The Shops Buckhead Atlanta, for hosting such a delightful evening. The take-away: You too can experience this... valet, shop and dine. And for the most visual bang, do it at dusk.


Jeffrey Fashion Cares 2015 - TICKETS ALMOST SOLD OUT!


This photo, by Ben Rose, pretty much sums it up. Jeffrey Kalinsky, focused and committed, in a moment of silence, Jeffrey watches his models during one final run through before showtime. What is going through his mind, only he can answer that question, but the outcome is nothing short of perfection.

The 23rd annual Jeffrey Fashion Cares Atlanta is a little over a week away and 2015 co-chairs, Lila Hertz, Jeffrey McQuithy and Louise Sams, have revealed the latest round of exciting details including a glimpse at this year’s silent and live auction, the after-party location and more. The 2015 affair on Monday, August 31, 2015 will also toast the 25th anniversary of Jeffrey Atlanta | New York in Phipps Plaza, where the event will be held in honor of this exciting milestone for acclaimed retailer Jeffrey Kalinsky. 

Below is a glimpse of some of the remarkable auction items just waiting for your bid!

After taking in the live auction and runway show featuring Kalinsky’s style selections from high-end designers such as Balenciaga, Manolo Blahnik, Celine, Christian Dior, Givenchy, Lanvin, Christian Louboutin, Saint Laurent Paris, Valentino and Dries van Noten guests are invited to continue the celebration at the official after-party at Yebo Restaurant & Bar, conveniently located in Phipps Plaza.  An upscale dining and imbibing destination, partygoers can enjoy creative South African small plates, cocktails South African wines and more.

$500 Reserved Seating / Subject to Availability at