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New York Fashion Week: Mathieu Mirano SS2013

The great thing about fashion week is that you can bounce from a full on runway show to an artist presenation. Presentations offer the chance to see the pieces up close and personal. It allows the designer to get creative on how best to show off their latest collections. Check out the latest SS 2013 collection from Mathieu Mirano.


New York Fashion Week: Rolando Santana

On Monday night Rolando Santana’s SS 2013 collection hit the runway. His collection featured various shades of blues and greens along with touches of coral. The collection featured very feminine pieces which can be expected from spring collections. As the models worked the runway the collection evolved from ready to wear to red carpet ready. Rolando also collaborated with Manolo Blanik who debuted two shoes on the runway.
The final walk showcased all the models walking the runway in the same dress but in different hues. A simple change in color showcased the beauty of a Rolando Santana dress.














Fashion | Paola Hernández Fall 2012 “Untitled”


Paola Hernández just unveiled her latest collection. Though the collection is “Untitled” the message of the collection is quite clear.

This collection is based on the search for the balance between feminine and masculine energies. The feminine represents the possibility, the space that allows for creation to happen, while the masculine represents the act of creating.

As a result, an androgynous collection is created with unisex pieces that work for both womenswear and menswear. The garments take some elements and details from tailoring techniques, giving the pieces a masculine character. Paired with this are fabrics that are soft and delicate, giving the pieces a feminine feeling.






How do you feel about the latest form Paola? Would you wear a piece from a androgynous collection?



Happy Flying,

~Solo Dove~





Academy of Art University #nyfw show

On Friday I had the chance to attend the Academy of Art University Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week show. Lincoln center was a buzz with media, celebs, and fashion lovers waiting to catch a glimpse of the latest collections. The runway featured eight women’s wear collections and one men’s wear collection from recent graduates from the Academy of Art University. How exciting that must have been for them. The designers Wu Di, Amy Bond, Xiang Zhang, Deanna Pei-Ju Lo, Donghyuk Dan Kim, Farida Khan, Kate Y.K. Lee, Jeanette Au, and Jade Juanyu Liu each brought their best pieces to the runway. Each collection grabbed the audience eye. There were so many things to see, you had ivory cashmere wool from Wu Di, wool dresses from Amy Bond, taupe pleaded sweaters from Xiang Zhang, black leather from Deanna Pei-Ju, olive wool shirt from Donghyuk Dan Kim, various wool and silk combinations from Faridna Khan, a navy leather dress from Y.K.Lee, a deep sapphire mohair/metallic dress and coat from Jeanette Au, and quartz bonded microfiber/copper fur dress with a copper fur vest. Fabric, cut, and design were on the forefront of the runway last night. Each designer offered collections with looks that made you want to incorporate them into you wardrobe.

Happy Flying,

~Solo Dove~












Kim Hicks Couture Preview

The preview for Kim Hicks couture line happened last night on the east side of New York. The event featured four looks that will be part of the bigger show to take place next Wednesday during New York Fashion Week. The host of the evening was celebrity stylist Derek Warburton. From the looks of the preview the fashion show on will be a hit. Spotted last night was Nets Basketball player Kris Humphries  (ex husband of Kim Kardashian) as you may know Kris recently switched public relations agencies. This maybe part of his new imagine campaign. Enjoy the pictures and TGIF.

Happy Flying,
~Solo Dove~

Kim Hicks Dress

Kim Hicks Dress

Lovely baby doll Kim Hicks dress


Kim Hicks Dress







MaMa Africa Program for Noire Chic-A Night of Elegance Benefit Fashion Show


Noire Chic~A Night of Elegance Benefit Fashion Show

December 3, 2011 7:00PM-9:00PM
(7-8 Cocktail Hour/8-9 Fashion Show)After Party TBA 11-1am
New York Foundation for the Arts
20 Jay Street 7th Floor Brooklyn, NY

Tickets are $25 and will be available for purchase at:  and will be available to purchase online until Dec. 1, 2011.

Tickets sales will be $30 at the door. Ticket purchase includes entry to the cocktail hour, fashion show, and after party.  Plus complimentary gift bags, hors d’oeuvres, and drinks that will be served during the event.


The fashion show will help raise funds for the MaMa Africa Program’s next outreach trip to West Africa and help to continue their mission of working with the mothers and children. The Noire Chic Benefit Fashion Show for the MaMa Africa Program is being sponsored by BGNB Productions, LIVID Magazine, Just Plain Soap (JPS) , Munaluchi Bridal Magazine, HealthRight International, Soul Purpose, Miss Jessie’s, Statuesque Events, 3D Looks Make-Up, and Joloff Restaurant. Music provided by Africology.

The fashion show will feature designers: Farai Simoyi, Jason Troisi, Felix Anaman, Bavubuka Dynasty/Ras Kasozi, Mushana, Sarfo of Styles, VQ Fashions, Helena Coutinho, OCO Bags, and Chris Garner jewlery.




Happy Flying,

~Solo Dove~

About the Author

Sandra Florent is the entertainment and non-profit publicist behind Solo Dove Public Relations. Based in New Jersey Solo Dove Public Relations provides personalized publicity, public relations, consulting, and event planning services to clients in their area of expertise. Sandra is also a media enthusist and hard core networker. Tumblr:

GMHC Fashion Forward Hosted by @TraceeEllisRoss @mrbradgoreski | Will there be a Girlfriends movie?

Bank of America presents GMHC Fashion Forward 2011 featuring top designer looks from Chris Benz, Thom Browne, Jean Paul Gaultier, Marlon Gobel, Sally LaPointe,
Zang Toi, Timo Weiland, VPL

Last night Tracee Ellis Ross and Brad Goreski hosted the 2011 GMHC Fashion Forward show at the Metropolitan Pavilion. As a second year attendee I have to say the show was awesome. Tracee and Brad did a wonderful job hosting. Tracee as you know is an actress she starred “Girlfriends” and has a new show “Reed Between the Lines” on BET.  She is also the daughter of Diana Ross.  Brad Goreski who you may all know from the Rachel Zone Project has his own reality series coming “It’s a Brad Brad World” premiering on January 2, 2012 at 10pm on Bravo. Be sure to check out these two new shows. Now back to the event. The main thing about Fashion Forward was that a lot of money was raised for GMHC and their HIV/AID outreach. The money is put to good use. They recently renovated their facility as well to better support the community.

The event started with a cocktail reception & luxury silent auction filled with items from Buckler, Marc Jacobs, Valentino, AIX Armani Exchange fashion, Bulgari watches, Roxanne M. and more. They were also painting and posters which I thought was a good additional touch. There were also live models taking part in the auction showing off the clothes. Prior to the show there was a live action featuring vacation packages to France, Brazil, and Sweden. Can’t forget to mention that the event was sponsored by Bank of America, Delta, ABC-7, and The Eventi Hotel. Drinks were courtesy of the Vodka brand 42 below. After drinks, auctions and of course networking it was time for the fashion show. It was indeed an awesome show. A little backstage note Thom Browne and Jean Paul Gaultier used Mixx for their male models nails. They are the only two. The inaugural Style Vault award was presented to Julie Macklowe.

Did I mention that I interviewed Tracee Ellis Ross? Well I did

I asked about the rumor of a “Girlfriends” movie – ” Apparently there are people who want it” ” I would be happy to do it”

“Haven’t heard anything concrete” {Tracee has to know that people want that movie to happen and I hope it happens I loved Girlfriends}

On supporting GMHC – “They (GMHC) supports all those that are affected by HIV/AIDS.” “African-American women, are the highest numbers effected, {they} need the support and help”

On her new Show Reed Between the Lines “I play a happily married feminist” ” A show everyone can watch” On her return to the small screen ” I love being on TV” “Its been eight years since Girlfriends” Is there too much reality TV out there? “There is space for a family show on television”

That is how my evening went, hope you felt like you were there too.

About GMHC

GMHC is a not-for-profit, volunteer-supported and community-based organization committed to national leadership in the fight against AIDS. We provide prevention and care services to men, women and families that are living with, or affected by, HIV/AIDS in New York City. We advocate for scientific, evidence-based public health solutions for hundreds of thousands worldwide.

Happy Flying,

~Solo Dove~

About the Author

Sandra Florent is the entertainment and non-profit publicist behind Solo Dove Public Relations. Based in New Jersey Solo Dove Public Relations provides personalized publicity, public relations, consulting, and event planning services to clients in their area of expertise. Tumblr:

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