The Face Magazine Runway & Launch Party with Justin LeBlanc

The Face Magazine brought NYFW-worthy fashion to the Queen City! The Face delivered a fashion-packed Saturday starting with (my fave) mimosas at 9AM.  Because fashion never sleeps, a stylish group gathered for "Morning Mimosas" at SLOAN Boutique. Guests were greeted in style to the swanky SLOAN with a preview of featured The Face runway designer Justin LeBlanc - formerly of Project Runway and Project Runway All Stars.

At 1PM, Le Meridien Charlotte opened its sexy rooftop lounge to the chicest bunch I've ever seen of bloggers and influencers. My partner, Alex and I joined Justin LeBlanc for lunch along with our new bestie, Chandler from Hunter Brookes. Soon after dessert, everyone gathered around Justin and The Bow Tie Gent's Louis Matthew for a "conversation." Louis was spot on and on trend with his questions for Justin who talked about everything from what inspires him to his upcoming nuptials. #LoveWins

By 6:30PM, we had Uber-ed to Hendrick Porsche for the grand finale. Tonight was what this day was all about. The Face Magazine was celebrating the launch of their 4th issue. Before the runway shows, Hendrick Porsche unveiled the new Porsche Panamera - gorgeous. Soon after that, we took our seats as the shows were about to begin. BAM... 831 Minh Le, Emuleos and Tygerian Lace... 3 amazing runways, 3 modern, edgy collections. Justin LeBlanc Designs was the final show of the evening and it didn't disappoint. A runway filled with fringe, tassels and 3D printing. Justin LeBlanc  delivered a sexy, chic and unconventional collection. His artistic and architectural DNA are working harmoniously with a ready-to-wear sensibility. 


Porsche Design Sport by adidas Spring/Summer 2017 collection: designed for the Urban Commuter

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Porsche Design Sport by adidas has unveiled its Spring / Summer 2017 collection; a range of premium sportswear essentials which continues to fuse a style-led approach with superior functionality. Designed for the ‘Urban Commuter’, this collection is perfectly equipped with contemporary, practical solutions for journeying in comfort and style.

The premium, performance-focused collection features the highest quality materials to provide everything the urban-active man requires for his daily journeys, whether it be commuting to work, traveling for business, leisure or heading to the gym. Advanced technical orientations are elegantly integrated to protect against the elements, may it be darkness or light, rain or sun, cold or warmth.

Inspired by the fusion of technology, natural structures and geometric graphics, the new collection champions a subtle hexagon pattern mix to create a futuristic look reminiscent of science-fiction references. This refined print is infused across several key pieces and also features reflective elements which illuminate the eye-catching pattern when hit by light. The concept of the irregularity of nature also influences a unique geometric pattern interference whereby patterns are irregularly mixed within an outfit. A masculine colour palette featuring midnight blues, black and natural colours complements the use of print within the range and creates a sporty but sophisticated aesthetic.

As part of the Spring / Summer 2017 collection, key pieces have been engineered specifically for the purposes of ‘Commuting in Cold’ and ‘Commuting in Darkness’.

Speaking of the collection, Jacques Chassaing, Senior Design Director Porsche Design Sport by adidas, said: “With Porsche Design Sport by adidas we are committed to creating products which marry efficient design details and superior construction with the adidas performance spirit. We know that our consumer is active during even the coldest and darkest months of the year so we have created versatile solutions which incorporate intelligent technicalities necessary to stay warm and dry in the urban environment. Porsche Design Sport by adidas represents sportswear at the most premium level and so precision, luxury detailing and a cutting edge aesthetic are intrinsic to our designs.”

Commuting in Cold: The latest collection includes a capsule of items designed to keep the urban commuter warm and dry during the colder months whilst efficient design details offer a modern look. A hero piece in the collection is the PADDED JACKET, which features a minimalist design and is filled with premium PrimaLoft® Gold insulation - a practical yet smart solution for when the temperature drops. The jacket is also available in a versatile vest design which can be paired with the FUNCTIONAL WOOL MIX TOP, a handsome garment with performance built into its fabric. The refined and technical SEVEN-EIGHT COMMUTER PANT fuses technicality and style; this water-repellant, comfortable pant features the classic five-pockets, roll-up cuffs and a slight crop for a premium, modern look.

As a stylish footwear solution, the UltraBOOST Trainer combines the functional design of Porsche Design with cutting-edge adidas footwear technology. The revolutionary foam delivers energy-filled comfort and distinctive leather elements add the characteristic luxury of Porsche Design Sport by adidas. The outfit is completed with the DRIVE TEAM BAG, a practical travel bag which features an EVA molded compartment to protect valuables whilst ventilated slits allow wet gym or commuting clothing to dry out.

Commuting in Darkness: Reflectivity is a key design and technology story, injecting advanced innovations essential for travelling during the dark hours. The tailored REFLECTIVE JACKET provides high performance in a lightweight design featuring a hexagonal print which becomes visible when illuminated. This print also appears on the REFLECTIVE CAP II for a modern take on high-visibility. 

Within the same look is the SEVEN-EIGHTH TIGHT, engineered for running performance, it features reflective details for added safety when commuting in the dark. For head to toe reflectivity, the ENDURANCE 2.0 shoe pairs sleek design, BOOST™ technology and reflective accents within a distinctive new design. A newly integrated higher rim on the EVA midsole provides added stability. A practical yet stylish accessory comes in the form of the OT BACKPACK which boasts reflective trim accents, an integrated cushioned zip pocket and a padded back panel and shoulder straps for supreme comfort every day.

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The Porsche Experience at the Porsche Sport Driving School

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Every time a Porsche pulls up next to me, my heart starts to race. Since I've been a kid, even before I knew what sexy meant, I knew Porsche was it.

I know I'm speaking to many of you right now... Imagine handling a Porsche 911 on a world class track under the guidance of a certified race car driver? Sweet!

The Porsche Sport Driving School provides owners and enthusiasts with an opportunity to discover for themselves just how extraordinary Porsche ultra-high performance products are. Driving a Porsche under the skillful guidance of some of the country's most accomplished race car drivers, you will receive on-track and classroom instruction in the art and science of high-performance driving - along with thrills that will last you a lifetime.

Are you ready for your Porsche Driving Experience? Well, you won't have to wait much longer because this Porsche package, I'm excited to announce, is a silent auction item at Doggies on the Catwalk on June 4th at The Shops Buckhead Atlanta. This exclusive driving experience is almost always booked, so it's a big deal that we have it to auction off! The winning bidder takes home the Porsche leather keychain (pictured above), a brochure and the gift card for your Porsche Driving Experience. 

[Get your] Tickets to 'Doggies' - keys to Porsche!

Adrenaline at the push of a button, goose bumps included: the functions of the optional Sport Chrono Package enable an even sportier tuning of the chassis, engine and transmission - and launch you to unprecedented sporty heights. Learn more about the high performance systems, available for the new 911 Carrera models in this video.


TICKETS: Doggies on the Catwalk 2016 at The Shops Buckhead Atlanta

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The 9th annual #DoggiesontheCatwalk is just around the corner. The fashion fundraiser for Canine Assistants takes place on June 4th at The Shops Buckhead Atlanta. The event starts with a cocktail reception from 7PM - 8:15PM followed by the fashion show at 8:30PM, emceed by Monica Pearson. This is an outdoor event so dress as stylishly cool as possible.

Our models have been working hard promoting Doggies on the Catwalk and helping to sell tickets. They will be modeling in looks by Alice + Olivia, Akris, Theory, Planet Blue, COS, Les Copains, TOD'S and carrying bags from Christian Louboutin. Of course, the greatest accessory is also the show-stealer, and they are the beautiful service dogs from Canine Assistants! Sixteen golden retrievers, goldendoodles, black labs and a couple of 3-month old puppies will strut their stuff for you!

Proceeds from the $50 dollar ticket goes to Canine Assistants who provides service dogs to children and adults with disabilities. They do amazing and important work. Support Canine Assistants and buy your tickets to Doggies on the Catwalk AND/OR make a donation. The link below takes you directly to the fundraising platform established by Canine Assistants and allows you to pay via cc / PayPal. *Check out the list of models and support their cause by purchasing your tickets through their pages... Thank you!

The photo above, taken by Tomas Espinoza Photography at the Canine Assistants farm in Milton, Ga, features models Rachel Zehner and a two year old GoldenDoodle named Tux, who'll be modeling in Doggies on the Catwalk. Brandi Mallory did the make-up and Alice + Olivia provided wardrobe from the summer look book.


{Save The Date} for the 9th Annual DOGGIES ON THE CATWALK

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Mark your calendars because Doggies on the Catwalk returns to The Shops Buckhead Atlanta on Saturday June 4th. The events begins at 7PM with cocktails with the fashion show at 8:30PM. Monica Pearson will once again emcee and our models have already been working hard supporting Canine Assistants. Please support their fundraising efforts by visiting their page(s) and buying tickets or making a donation. Our models this are: Jason & Andrea Moattar, Toni Moceri, Jenna Muller, Rebecca Walden, Patti Dickey, Raquel Souza, Tracye Hutchins, Richie Arpino, Jacqueline Byrum, Christine Pullara, Steve Hightower, Doug Weiss, Faven Ressom, Mary Kathryn Wells and Holly Firfer. These generous and philanthropic people will be sporting looks from brands such as Alice + Olivia, Theory, Les Copains, Akris, Christian Louboutin and more! They'll be modeling with service dogs from Canine Assistants - a litter of puppies were born recently and will be making their debut at the show!!

Le Bilboquet will host VIP with front row seating/tables. To purchase those tickets, call Le Bilboquet directly at 404-869-9944.

About the Doggies on the Catwalk photo! 

We shot this at "the farm" - Canine Assistants in Milton, Ga. It was a chilly 45 degrees, but our super model Rachel Zehner didn't even shiver! Brandi Mallory did the make-up and kept Rachel looking fresh all morning long. Grace Murphy, Theo Tyson and Lindsay Klein kept "things" moving. The gorgeous dress and shoes are from Alice + Olivia. They are from their Spring/Summer collection and will be available in stores soon. I partnered once again with the talented Tomas Espinoza for the photography. He, Grace and I walked the acres of property to scope out the perfect location. Oh and what about our doggie model?! A natural, wouldn't you say!


Berlin Fashion Week: Porsche Design Fall / Winter 2016

Porsche Design Plans to Become Leading Premium Brand for Casual Elegance and Functionality in Men’s Fashion

The sports-lifestyle brand will show its new Fall/Winter 2016 Fashion Collection in Berlin. The focus will be on smart-casual, cool looks for the global business traveller. French-Canadian Pierre Costin becomes new Fashion Creative Director at Porsche Design.

Casual yet elegant designs for the global business traveller. With its new Fall/Winter Fashion Collection, Porsche Design is focusing on the needs of the modern man. At the same time, the brand Porsche Design Woman will offer creations for confident women, featuring masculine style elements and yet a wholly feminine look. “Sophistication” — outstanding quality and high value down to the smallest details; comfort, and cool, casual elegance — these are the main features of the new collection. Designed for people who want to relax on the plane, and then go straight to their meetings from the airport, remaining perfectly styled throughout. For those whose unobtrusive, smart-casual style demonstrates their confidence in all situations. Porsche Design intentionally combines formal elements with cooler, more casual style elements inspired from the world of sneakers.

A great example of this season's new style for Porsche Design can be found in the casual and distinctive Porsche Design “zip-out blazers”, which have easily-removable integrated light down elements, allowing flexible use across different climate zones.

Starting with the selection of materials and fabrics, right down to the ingenious details, new Fashion Creative Director Pierre Costin focusses on the technical, functional qualities of the design, thus underlining the position of Porsche Design as a leader in the men’s fashion casual premium segment. Eye-catchingly positioned colour details, and structural elements as subtle references the motor sport that is in the DNA of Porsche Design emphasise the modernity of the look. Apart from its striking visuals, the collection is characterised by the use of innovative fabrics and new technical workmanship to add special functional performance qualities; such as with the elegant, waterproof, reversible business coat, produced with the aid of laser cutting. 


What's your Dream Car?

Dream Cars at the High Museum!

When I first learned that the High Museum of Art was featuring an exhibition of concept cars, my videographer, Gil and I got weak at the knees. No joke!

We are huge car enthusiasts. [You should have seen us in Cuba gawking over the classics which were everywhere.] I, mostly for the design, but Gil gets into the engine and mechanics as well. He's such a guy.

It was in January that we scheduled our interview with the High's curator of Decorative Arts. And then, we tried to "forget" about it, as to keep the excitement under control... well, we're about to unleash it tomorrow! Excitement doesn't begin to describe how we feel about this exhibit.

FashionadoTV is filming a segment in the morning and what makes the day sweeter is that the High is closed to the public on Mondays so we'll have the place to ourselves. And staff. And security. Doubt I'll be able to sneak a touch?!