Showing posts with label NYFW. Show all posts
Showing posts with label NYFW. Show all posts

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

My New York Fashion Week Pick for most fun show? @kyboeofficial #KYBOE #KYBOEStyle #NYFW

New York Fashion Week 2016 is in my rearview mirror, and I got to 'front row at the Fashion Show' for quite a few shows this year, but you know it is my custom to share the show I found most unique first.

This year's pick is definitely KYBOE! who offered a very 'timely' show. Pun definitely intended as they are a watch brand!

Want to see how does a 'timepiece' does Fashion Week?

Here are shots of mine in action:

From Left to Right: Three Bloggers Showing off their new KYBOE! Watches, I'm the one in the center, no surprise I picked Rose Gold right? (Notice the Rose Gold Ring). In shot two I'm checking the time, don't want to be late for the show, shot three - the BOWL neon sign is from Lucky Strike where the After Party for the Fashion Show was held (one of the After Parties anyway there were actually TWO) and the last shot was taken at Lucky Strike Bowling Alley pointing to a sign that reads: "Stay Out of The Gutter" - very cheeky!

A Quick Slideshow Video of the Show (using only my own photos) - there are WAY more photos and I promise a Pinterest Board will happen once I come up for air (when it does the words 'Pinterest Board' will actually be clickable)


KYBOE! is definitely a brand to watch, their timepieces are fun, unique and fashionable and can easily take you from work to play with ease.

I still prefer a quality watch to checking my cellphone for the time, and I love that KYBOE! Watches come in a wide variety of colors and if you are feeling really fancy you can get the version of the watch that offers crystals around the dial. I also love the one touch button to light the watch up making it easier when you are checking the time in a dark room or out and about at night. (See photo four in the photo collage above - the shot on the far right shows the watch lit).

And aren't you proud of me butterflies? I veered away from selecting the typical 'NY Black' watch. (Honestly I was torn on colors - I also wanted the 'spearmint' color because I have a pair of sneakers in that color - but ultimately went with the White/Rose Gold Option because they match my favorite headphones - remember THESE? - I will take a shot of me with the watch and headphones on at the same time so you can see how cute they go together!)

Readers Sound Off: Check Out Their Site and Let Us Know Which Color Would YOU choose for your KYBOE! watch?

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FTC Disclosure: I attended New York Fashion Week as Media and was a guest of the show, while no monetary compensation has been received to share this post, I was provided with a Watch for Editorial Consideration. Always Remember: This Luxe loving Lifestyle Editor can be bribed in custom made fashion, handbags, shoes, boots and electronics. I'm a very *simple* girl. LOL All opinions expressed herein are 100% my own. Ascending Butterfly partners with brands that would be of interest and offer values to our readers. See our Giveaway and Disclosure Page for full information.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Why should @polyvore send @Tracy_Iglesias of @Ascending1 to New York Fashion Week? #NYFW #sendmetoFW

Why should @polyvore send Ascending Butterfly to New York Fashion Week?
Like by clicking HERE and pressing on the red heart!

Polyvore is sending one member of their community to New York Fashion Week and of course they came up with the neat contest idea of having members create a Polyvore Board that answers: Why should @polyvore send you to New York Fashion Week? and this was my board for my contest entry! If you think it's as cute and cheeky and totally butterfly fabulous as I do, head on over using the link above and press on the red heart to give my Polyvore Board a like!

Wouldn't you love seeing your favorite NYC Butterfly Loving Blogger covering what's hot on the runway as a Polyvore Correspondent?

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FTC Disclosure: This is NOT a Sponsored Post, this is only a contest entry, I have not received any incentives for sharing my contest entry for Polyvore's New York Fashion Week Contest. I just really hope I win!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

The Launch of Perfect Pearl (@Pearlworldinc) at Barneys New York (@BarneysNY) during #NYFW #PerfectPearl {Photos}

This has been an incredibly busy month and it's barely at it's midpoint! I've had the opportunity to attend a number of amazing events this month and catch some great shows during New York Fashion Week, and I'll try to get event recaps posted as soon as possible!
Last week I headed into the city earlier than usual, for a very special breakfast. A new brand of luxury skincare for both Mom AND Baby called Perfect Pearl, hit the market recently and they held a special Breakfast Launch at Fred's at Barneys New York City. The event was presented in conjunction with my favorite Social Media Dynamic Duo, The Moms!
I wanted to recap this event during Wordless Wednesday, because although this post is far from being entirely Wordless, it's super picture heavy, so I thought it would fit best as our Wordless Wednesday this week.
When we arrived at Barneys and got off the elevator to enter Fred's, we immediately heard Harp music and thought we landed in heaven! :)
Harpist plays during Perfect Pearl Breakfast Launch at Barneys New York City
Had to zoom in and get the details on the Harp!
The music set such a serene ambience, and me being 'The Official #TwitterPartyDJ' I definitely know that music really does set a mood. It was a touch I didn't expect but definitely enjoyed!
Yogurt, Granola and Fruit, Fred at Barneys in New York City for the launch of Perfect Pearl
Once we got settled in, we just had to grab one of these, and they definitely tasted as good as they looked!
Close up of table setting at Perfect Pearl Breakfast Launch at Freds at Barneys New York City
 Look how cute the tables were set up!
Had to get a close up of the Pearls! Perfect Pearl uses Pearl Powder and Pearl Extract to make their line of Luxury Skin Care for both mom and baby. Pearl Extract is one of the most expensive ingredients in Cosmetic use today, but the Pearl which has been utilized by many cultures for centuries, including Asian, Mayan, Egyptian and Indians for health purposes, to gain a youthful vitality and for beautifying the skin.

These lovely ladies came around to each table to allow everyone to sample the products!

The Maternity/Mom's Line Consists of:

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Bust Serum with Pure Pearl: This one has a fresh, light texture, the Amino Acids in the pearl powder and the active ingredient, Osilift, helps promote firmness and prevent loss of elasticity, relieving skin tension and soothing breast tightness.

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Nursing Comfort Cream with Pure Pearl: This was formulated for moms who have chosen to breastfeed. It consists of a blend of pearl extract and an ultra pure grade of lanolin, which not only provides relief but also protection to tender nipples and also lightens nipple darkness, this product is safe to use while breastfeeding. (and for those of you who are like me, and are not yet moms, this can also be used as an incredible hand cream or anywhere you may have dark spots!)

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Stretch Mark Cream with Pure Pearl: This is a more creamy and fine textured cream, it's active ingredient Sepilift DPHP, along with lanolin, organic aloe, vitamin E, shea butter and a mixture of exotic oils actively stimulates skin cells and promotes tissue regeneration which all helps to reduce the size, depth and color of stretch marks. And again for my fellow non-moms, don't think this is for moms only, anywhere you have stretch marks, tummy, arms, hips from rapid weight gain and loss, this cream is a God Send! It's not just exclusively for moms! Doesn't your skin deserve pure and natural ingredients?

The Baby Collection Consists of:

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Baby Cleansing Foam For Hair and Body: This unique cleansing foam for hair and body cleansing contains their signature Pearl Extract and provitamin B12. This sulfate free cleanser is gentle for baby's hair, scalp and all over body without drying their skin. It's good for everyday use on newborns and babies with sensitive to normal skin. (and again ladies, this is equally good for your skin as well!)

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Baby Daily Moisture Lotion with Pure Pearl: A blend of pure pearl extract, drago-calm, grape seed and safflower oils provides immediate and lasting hydration for baby's skin, leaving a porcelain shine-free finish.

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Baby Diaper Cream with Pure Pearl: Use this cream to prevent as well treat the skin irritation that is caused by urine and diaper chafing on baby's skin. It utilizes Zinc Oxide in pearl extract and is blended with shea butter and castor seed oil, it seals out wetness and softens the skin.

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Baby Face Cream with Pure Pearl: Considered to be the 'ultimate face cream' it contains a luxurious level of pearl extract, oat flour, oat kernel extract and safflower oil. Perfect for the face of newborns and babies with delicate skin.

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Baby Pearl Powder with Pure Pearl: This Ultra-Silky baby pearl powder contains a luxurious level of pure pearl powder and natural cornstarch to soothe and heal irritated skin. This was my standout item of the Baby Collection. I LOVE this powder. I actually like to use baby powder on my own skin, and fell in love with this powder when I applied it to my skin during the event, this one is definitely all for me! :)


Then the moms introduced us to the Founder and President of Perfect Pearl, Ying Zhou Eliason!


It was fantastic to get a behind the scenes and learn about what drove Ying to develop the line. A visit from Ying's Grandmother four years ago when Ying's first daughter was born and her grandmother brought the gift of pearl powder, which showed such incredible results on her daughter's skin that she went in search of products here in the U.S. that utilize Pearl Powder or Pearl Extracts for baby and couldn't find any, prompting her to develop her own line.

We learned from their chemist as well as an MD who is endorsing the brand that Perfect Pearl products are hypoallergenic, fragrance-free, colorant and paraben free!

My Take:

As far as I'm concerned you can't really put a price on using the finest ingredients available to you to protect your skin and your baby's skin! If their launch's attention to detail is any indication of what lies ahead, this is definitely a brand to watch!

Get Social With It:

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Like Perfect Pearl on Facebook
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Follow @Pearlworldinc on Twitter

Happy Wordless Wednesday Butterflies! Do you use any skincare products that contain Pearl Powder or Pearl Extract? If so, please share with us what you use! Also, bloggers feel free to link us to your Wordless Wednesday by leaving a comment on this post with your link. We'd love to see your photos!

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FTC Disclosure: This is NOT a sponsored post, no monetary compensation has been received to share our event recap. Attendees did leave this event with gift bags and were provided breakfast, however all opinions are 100% my own! Ascending Butterfly enjoys sharing products that are family friendly.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Kardashian Kollection for @searsStyle during New York Fashion Week! #NYFW12

TGIF Butterflies! How did you all make out during Fashion Night Out last night? What are your highlights, best deals, and favorite scores?

I survived Fashion Night Out and got the chance to attend a special Bloggers Brunch today hosted by SearsStyle at Bagatelle Bistro in New York City!

For the most part I have always had a love/hate relationship with Fashion week, it's a non-stop event marathon, which on a good day can be exhausting, (the tired feet is the HATE part), but I love getting sneak peeks of Fashion Trends (definitely the LOVE part). I really love events where the Fashion that is presented is actually feasible and wearable, and I don't just mean budget wise. While some Fashions are very beautiful, not many are actually 'do-able' for most people in their day-to-day lives straight off the runway. I like Fashion that's approachable, I want to add pieces to my collection that I can wear to work, that make sense for events, and then even on weekends when I can be more casual, I still want style!

So when I received the event invite from SearsStyle I was definitely excited, I can't think of any city I have visited that I couldn't find a Sears, and I have one very close to home as well. While Sears is probably  the first name in mind when you are appliance shopping, or you may even think of them for your Automotive needs, they might not have been the first name that came to mind when clothes fashion shopping, but hopefully they will be now!

Much like Missoni for Target, where snagging exclusive pieces had them selling out in stores and on-line, Sears Style is hoping to achieve similar results with the Kardashian Kollection for Sears. Like the Missoni for Target collection, the Kardashian Kollection will also offer exclusive pieces that can only be found at Sears! The collection was designed by the Kardashian Sisters Kim, Khloe and Kourtney in conjunction with Jupi Corporation.

In fact the keynote speaker at the Brunch was Fashion Designer and Jupi Corporation President, Bruno Schiavi!

Here are some pictures of the Fashions:

I am totally digging the zig zag dress paired with that eye catching red handbag, how about you? Not sure if you can read the signs, the left side are Kardashian Kollection and the right side is Covington!

Had to get a closer shot of the dress and red handbag, under sunlight I see this dress truly requires a good slip! :)

If you are getting the strong feeling that Black, White and RED are my favorite color combos, you are RIGHT!

One of the event highlights? The Denim Bar, we got to go home with the Jeans of OUR choice from a very wide assortment!

The Jeans on the very left are fully REVERSIBLE, with animal print on one side and an indigo denim on the other side. BRILLIANT! If you love to travel but hate carrying tons of stuff, these are a lifesaver!

Don't you just love the denim in COLOR? I wish the red had been available in my size, I would have JUMPED on them for sure!

This shot of my Bloody Mary Cocktail taken at Bagatelle Restaurant was shot with my iPod, the ones above with my Kodak Camera!

I was awesomely surprised to finally find a great Bloody Mary Cocktail in the City as the best one I've tasted so far was at The Golden Nugget in Atlantic City, this one is just as good and WAY closer to home. By the way, the food, cocktails and service were wonderful at Bagatelle!

My Take:

The Kardashian Sisters understand how to design for Women with Curves, and the fact that they put this collection in Sears Stores makes it super affordable and accessible, it's a stylish collection that is well designed and works well no matter what your style, they also have a collection of handbags and accessories as well as bedding and items for home.

I may not be able to take you all to events with me, but hopefully via photos you can see the great events I get to attend through my eyes! Once Fashion Week is over, I'm really going to need a NAP! :)

Get Social With It:

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Follow @searsStyle on Twitter
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Follow @BagatelleNYC on Twitter
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Follow @Kardashianpedia on Twitter
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Like Kardashian Kollection on Facebook
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Like SearsStyle on Facebook
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Like BagatelleNYC on Facebook
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Like Fashion Designer and Jupi Corporation President Bruno Schiavi on Facebook too!

**Don't forget to let them know you saw them featured on Ascending Butterfly!**

Have a wonderful weekend Butterflies, and Happy Fashion Week New York City too!

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FTC Disclosure: This is NOT a sponsored post, no monetary compensation has been received in exchange for my event recap! I will admit to being well fed and taking home a pair of jeans! (What's New York Fashion Week without Swag right?) ;)

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Not So Wordless Wednesday! + #NYFW + Let's Throw in Some Philanthropy Too Just for Fun!

Christmas in February? You Bet! I'm a life long New Yorker, and for us, this is the most wonderful time of the year! Andy William's 'The Most Wonderful Time of The Year' has inspired me to write a Fashion Week Christmas Carol:

It's The Most Fashionable Time of the Year
The Fashions are Flowing
The Cool Breezes Blowing
Designers of Good Cheer.....

With The Bloggers a Buzzing,
The Cocktails keep flowing,
keeping me of Good Cheer,
Fashion Week is the most wonderful time,
the hap happiest time .....

Just a bit of Fashion Week levity to get the creative juices flowing! (My 'Fashion Carol' is still very much a work in progress!) :) 

Remember where I was last year around this time? (A little HINT) Today I am off to the EMU Australia Fall 2012 Fashion Show and I couldn't be more excited, it was one of my favorite shows last year, and I'm sure this year will be no different. I will definitely take pictures and post a recap as soon as I can.

And later in the evening I will be attending an event where Fashion and Philanthropy meet, you know just how much Ascending Butterfly supports giving back and the organizations and brands that do so!

Want to attend a swanky event at the Flatiron Hotel in NYC and support a good cause? $40 buys you admission to the F.A.B. (Fashion|Art|Beauty) semi annual event that will be raising money for the Toshi Now Foundation, which provides arts and entertainment scholarships to kids. Get your makeup done, have your hair styled, relax with a massage or bronze up with a spray tan with one of the beauty lounges in attendance. A whole lot of something FAB for YOU and a way to give back too! Great way to wind down from Fashion Week Insanity! Nab a ticket while there is still time HERE.

WINNER: Congratulations to Lily K (Entry #368), she is our In Bloom by Jonquil $80 Giveaway Winner! Bummed you didn't win? Didn't quite get the gift you wanted for Valentine's Day? Don't get mad, get it yourself, and at a great discount! Use the coupon code “butterflies” (without the quotes when you enter it in), it will give you $10 off a purchase of $50+ at In Bloom by Jonquil - good through March 1, 2012. (Please note the first In Bloom link is to our giveaway so you can check out the winner announcement on the rafflecopter form for the giveaway that recently closed, and the second link will take you directly to In Bloom's site so you can purchase, and it is NOT an affiliate link.)

OK, I know what you are thinking, this is definitely NOT a Wordless Wednesday! :)

Happy Wordless Wednesday Butterflies!

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FTC Disclosure: Ascending Butterfly has been provided with passes to both events as a member of the digital press, no additional compensation has been received in exchange for this post.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

{CLOSED} Ugglebo Seattle Low Style Shearling Boots Giveaway! ARV $309 Ends 02/18

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This giveaway is now CLOSED. Thanks so much to our wonderful sponsor Ugglebo! The winner is Kathy Pease, comment #826! Remember: There are great giveaways active on the upper right hand side of the page!
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Ascending Butterfly's Valentine's Day Buying Guide Giveaway #3, sponsored by:

With New York Fashion Week shows, pre-shows, launches and kick off parties my feet are already nervous. Loads of commuting (trains, tons of stairs) and even more walking and standing, coupled with VERY cold weather these past few days and even worse, SNOW coming, keeping my feet warm and happy has been my top priority.

And after battling pneumonia and a collapsed lung, I am definitely all about making sure I am warm enough while out and about! During a time in New York City where Fashion is the top word on everyone's list, how do you keep it fashionable and not end up with a severe cold or worse flu?

UggleBo Brand Clogs

Seattle Low in 'Tan'


Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Seattle Low Shearling Boot in color 'tan'
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Tall Clog Boot on a low-heel Alderwood base
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Customizable - Fold over the shearling to fit the style you want.
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Non-Zipper, slip in style for a smooth look all around (pull tabs on top of boot)
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Available in two colors: Black and Tan
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Each Clog is crafted by hand

Many people fall under the mis-conception that Shearling is only good in the winter, but if you wear Shearling Boots without socks, you will find that quality shearling actually circulates air evenly and does not cause your feet to sweat, shearling can help regulate your body temperature making it fine to wear well into Spring with your skirts!

Here is a picture of me wearing them tucked under my Beija Flor 'Jennifer' Jean! I love how they are the perfect marriage of the comfort of a clog style, with the fashion forward detailing and the shearling! I've never managed walking on backless shoes so usually clogs with their open back styling are normally off limits to me, I was so happy that Ugglebo offers clog style in boots, and that these are such a perfect heel, not too high so you can wear these all day and your feet don't get tired! Their website has a size chart so you can order the correct size for your feet, these don't run totally on traditional sizing and I sized up about a half a size. Like many people I have one foot that is slightly longer, so the size up was perfect for that foot, for the other foot I put in an insole and found that to make them absolutely perfect for me! I am able to wear these for long stretches and my feet don't feel tired, I love that they are fashion forward, still totally comfortable, and have really held up well, because I love wearing them and wear them often!

My Take

I love supporting companies with a conscience, and Ugglebo is a company with heart! Ugglebo donates 5% of their annual profits to the nurturing, growth and passing of wisdom to disadvantaged children through education. In addition, they also made their Chukka Shearling Boot their Pink Ribbon Riders’ boot, which means that for every Chukka Shearling Boot that you buy, they will donate $20 to the Pink Ribbon Riders, whose mission is to promote breast cancer awareness in the motor sports industry for both men and women, while raising funds for those in need.

And you know how much I love a win/win, there is a 10% off discount coupon for new 'likers' on Ugglebo's Facebook Page! The coupon is valid through January 2013, how cool is that? Not to mention their facebook page has 'sales of the day' prices on select styles, so you definitely want to make sure you are in the know so you can nab your favorite style on sale (and don't forget that additional 10% off!)

While Fashion Week is always super chaotic and totally exciting, for me I'd prefer to spend my time telling you who is giving back. Trends come and go, but a company with the spirit of giving, that my friends is totally fashionable!

Want to nab a pair of your own? Enter using the Rafflecopter form below, if it doesn't load for you, hit refresh! Start by pressing the big green button that says '+1 Do It' to get started with the Mandatory Entry! (And if you experience any problems using Rafflecopter to get your daily tweets, no worries, just copy the link to your tweet and leave it as a comment on this post instead!