The whiskey is produced in ruby port casks, where the Master Blender Billy Leighton filled them with pot still distillate and leaving them to mature. He then combined them with whiskey aged in bourbon and sherry barrels. The addition of the rub port barrels adds fleshy fruit characteristics with notes of toasted oak which complements the rich and robust style of the distillate.
As part of the 2019 Bud Light Dive Bar Tour, FLETCHER performed at Cafe Du Nord in San Francisco on June 26th. Presented by Glaad, this show pays tribute to the LGBTQ+ community by hosting it in a city that is known for having one of the most prominent LGBTQ+ cultures and communities in the world. The series also marks the 20th anniversary of the partnership between Bud Light and Glaad.
Christian Siriano hosted a celebration afterparty for the debut for his Spring/Summer 2019 show at Tao Downtown. It was a great night to wrap up his iconic runway collection which merged fashion with politics as his show made a political statement rallying for Cynthia Nixon for New York governor. Svedka sponsored the night with delicious drinks from their line of products and tunes by Bella the DJ for the guests to dance the night away.
Agatha Ruiz de la Prada showed her collection at Google’s offices in NYC. She showed her designs in conjunction with emerging designers from Latin America at the panel held to celebrate these emerging artists at New York Fashion week. We went backstage with StyleCraft to see how the hair look was done. The lead hair stylist Jorge Luis demonstrates how to create perfectly effortless curls with this small flat iron. Though it is travel sized, its plates are actually longer and larger than most full sized irons. This makes it the perfect tool for hair artists or women on the go at the office.
Epic Records hosted an awesome event at Sony Hall with Zara Larsson performing. Lines wrapped around the block on both sides as fans wanted to see their idol perform at an intimate event. The venue was a wonderful speakeasy type of lounge with a dance floor and a bar so everyone could adequately enjoy themselves. Larsson took the stage in true New York Fashion Week fashion with a red zebra striped jumpsuit with belt accents around the waist and neckline. Fans went crazy when she took the stage and sang her some of most famous hits, “Lush Life”, “Symphony” and “Never Forget You”.
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From my showcase in NYC where I sang 2 new new songs. I’m so fucking excited to release my single, words can’t describe. I’m also a bit anxious about stepping in this new era, probably because everyone’s afraid of things that are unknown to them… I will give my absolute everything, that I know. Also!!! Happy BIRTHDAYYYY @cece_nama aka Tiffany
Stacey Bendet has a track record of showing the most beautiful designs paired with a carefully designed and curated presentation space.
Michael Costello’s Spring Summer 2019 collection, titled “Gitana” pays homage to gypsy culture. The dresses are inspired by the free independent gypsy woman who is unbound by the traditional rules of their culture. The dresses are in turn, effortless and easy to wear. The collection boasts pieces that are exceptionally flowy, ruffly, and glittery. His designs showcase an effortless chic that seems attainable for any woman to throw on a dress and head out the door.
His dresses are all glamorous yet casual. The drape and movement of the fabric give any woman who wears these designs the air of a goddess. The colors that are used for these pieces are bright and young, which keeps the collection looking fresh.
High cut slits were omnipresent in the collection which lengthens the wearer’s legs. Costello constructed a daring hip height slit, which was safe and secure for the wearer to not flash their undergarments. He created what is essentially a one legged jumpsuit with fabric draped over to create the look of a skirt. This innovative design is a game changer for women now that security is guaranteed bythe garment. Women can finally fully enjoy the billowing drapes of fabric that blow gracefully in the wind to give that easy, relaxed vibe.
The looks were accessorized with large beaded statement earrings and necklaces indicative of the gypsy culture. The hair for the models was also kept in theme with a fantasy gypsy goddess look. Models sported loose waves with little strands of braids adorned with small strands of coins.
The makeup was bold and colorful which makes a great statement for spring and summer. The bright beauty colors complimented the bright garments to give the total look a punch.
This collected included a portion of men’s clothing as well. It featured sequined men’s briefs as well as loose pants and colorful jumpsuits. The coed mix of clothing was unexpected but complimented the idea of a gypsy goddess quite well.
ONDA is a new global member’s platform which has a number of exclusive international locations in their network.
Taylor Swift may have been America’s country sweetheart back in the day, but times have changed, and according to her, “She’s dead!”
Stacey Bendet wanted to summarize what female empowerment was, is and will be with a powerful collection that pays homage to history’s female power players in her Fall 2018 Alice + Olivia collection. She showed how far we have come and how far we still need to go.
Gypsy Sport debuted a very diverse collection with a diverse cast of models. It is refreshing to see a runway full of different ethnicities, skin tones, as well as shapes and sizes for a show. The collection features many colors as well as pieces reminiscent of a 90’s DIY vibe but mixed with modern brands, logos, and silhouettes. The collection is also a reflection of a modern gypsy warrior who is on top of the trends while staying true to their own aesthetic.
Many of the pieces follow the trends we have seen on other runways with exaggerated sleeve silhouettes as well as gathered ginghams and plaid. However these pieces in the Gypsy Sport collection are put together in a unique patchwork way that can only be described as bold. The experimental collection showed different patchwork techniques that included frayed ends, hardware as well as more sophisticated needlework.
In addition to the diverse cast of models, it is clear the collection took inspiration from different cultures to represent the world as a melting pot. There are motifs from the United States, Asia, the Middle East as well as South America. The collection is so different from others we have seen on runway in Paris and it is something that the fashion world should follow suit in.
The beauty was presented by Mac Cosmetics! The models were presented with natural hair textures and cultural hair styles as a nod to the inspiration as well as their ethnicity. The makeup on the models was minimal to highlight the natural beauty of each model as well as their ethnicities. Bold lip colors were a great addition to the look to unify the models and to compliment the final look.