Two of the hottest shows during New York’s Fashion Week were presented by famous designer Tracy Reese and “Project Runway” alum Korto Momolu. Reese, known for her feminine, flirty designs, showed a harder edge with her Fall ’10 collection. Her … More
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During Fashion Week, I’m grateful whenever I can escape busy Bryant Park, grab a decent snack, and put down the cumbersome magazine, water, and swag-filled bags I’ve accumulated. Luckily for me (and other writers, bloggers, and editors covering the shows), … More
If I didn’t realize that Christian Cota was the fashion industry’s next big thing before I attended his presentation at the Metropolitan Pavilion during Fashion Week, I do now. Vogue editor Anna Wintour’s inaugural visit to see Cota’s collection sealed … More
One of the cool things about Fashion Week is seeing the work of up-and-coming designers. And Nicholas Clements-Lindsey‘s off-site presentation at the Metropolitan Pavilion showed a lot of promise. The Fort Worth, Texas designer has a flair for glam pant suits … More
Fashion Week is a wrap. I hope you’ve enjoyed all of the coverage I brought you here on Hot Mama Daily (there’s still more to come this weekend). This is the last time Mercedes Benz-Fashion Week will grace Bryant Park. … More
Not even creating clothes for the First Lady could keep Maria Pinto in business. According to various reports, the Chicago designer quietly closed her boutique and filed for bankruptcy earlier this month. Peculiar news, considering Oprah was also a client. Just … More
Who will be the final four in the “Project Runway” finale? Actually, your guess is as good as mine. I wasn’t able to finagle an invite to the finale last week, but I can tell you that 10 of the … More
Dressing for Mercedes Benz-Fashion Week is all about taking risks. For that reason, I’m giving Solange Knowles a pass for this quirky, colorful matching cap and jacket (no doubt by some top designer). The jacket’s ethnic print and zippers are … More
With only a few more days left for Fall 2010 Fashion Week, it seemed like a good time to recap some of the trends I’ve spotted. Black is still a season staple, with many designers adding metallic pieces and splashes … More
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During the fifth season of “Project Runway” I was rooting for Korto Momolu (Cut • Toe – Mo • Mo • Lu). The native of Liberia, West Africa came in second place and is on her way to becoming one … More
I found the fierceness I’d been craving at the Arise Magazine African Collective Fall 2010 show on Friday evening. Now in its third season, Arise is the only showcase for African talent during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week and is one of the … More
After waiting on line for more than an hour and not getting in to last season’s show, I was determined to see Christian Siriano’s Fall 2010 presentation on Friday. My perseverance (and wearing Aerosoles boots) paid off. The presentation was … More
The first day of Mercedez-Benz Fashion Week in New York City wound down on a high note with the Red Dress Collection 2010 Fashion Show. The show is the centerpiece of The Heart Truth national awareness campaign, which warns women … More
Getting back to basics and using natural ingredients is the hottest trend in beauty products. I especially love to pamper and cleanse with paraben-free, vitamin, and antioxidant-packed body washes. Here are three of my faves: Yes to Tomatoes Terrific Day … More