STACY LOMMAN : NEW YORK - Luxury Apparel

STACY LOMMAN : NEW YORK  -  Luxury Apparel


Minty Fresh!

Being a typical female, I love it when I'm right.  And I am right 100% of the time -- even when I'm wrong.  As a designer, I don't believe in following trends, but I still get a little gratification when I see strong evidence that my brand is right on target along with some of the best names on the runway.

It was more than a year ago that I selected my fabrics and color palette for my Spring 2012 "Biohazard Collection" and it's interesting to see how many other people were feeling this fresh minty blue color as well (as seen in the photo below).  Since my collection was titled "Biohazard," I opted for toxic sounding color names and labled this color "Vapor Blue."

Spring 2012 Campaign

I love this color so much (and decided that it looked great with a summer tan) that I have worn this dress twice already!  Granted, I fill it out quite a bit more than the model and I don't consider that a bad thing.  In fact, I have gotten a lot of compliments on the dress and I find that it's very helpful for potential customers to see things on regular people and not always on runway models. 

wearing my "Vapor Blue" sheath dress from my Spring 2012 Collection
Shoes - Camilla Skovgaard
Bag - Francesco Biasia
Necklace and Bracelet - Vintage
Blue "Ice Cube" Ring - Dome NYC
Silver "Stacked" Ring - Metal Pointus

Take a look at this GIANT series of minty fresh pieces that cruised the catwalks (Spring 2012) from a variety of designers...

Antonio Berardi (T) / Akris (B)

Aquilano Rimondi (T) / L'Wren Scott (B)

Giambattista Valli (T) / Rochas (B)

Narciso Rodriguez (T) / J. Mendel (B)

Peter Som (T) / Sportmax (B)

Tibi (T) / Versace (B)

Jil Sander (T) / DVF (B)

Jonathan Saunders (T) / Versus (B)

Yves Saint Laurent (T) / Chanel (B)

Louis Vuitton (T) / Vera Wang (B)
All Photos:

And don't forget the nails!
Essie nailpolish in Mint Candy Apple



Just like Marcel the Shell's sister Marissa, I'm traveling today and won't be posting here, but you can find me on Lookonline.  Check out my coverage of last night's Fashion GPS event and while you're there, you might even want to become a full subscriber to the content-rich, longest running fashion publication on the Internet!

*click forward to 2.05 in the video to hear Marcel discuss his sister, Marissa


Shoe Envy

Doing a little research online, I just came across a killer pair of stripe (love!) platform wedges by one of my favs, Pierre Hardy (love love!).  I think I will have dreams about these.  Barneys is just a hop, skip and jump from my home base, but one thing I don't need (besides a hole in the head) is another pair of shoes.  Give me strength!!
Pierre Hardy wedges, available at Barneys New York


"W" Stands For Wendy!

I'm thrilled to see my friend, jewelry designer, Wendy Brandes' magnificent earrings plastered across SIX pages of this month's issue of W Magazine!  Go Wendy!

page from W Magazine featuring Matilda Sword Earrings by Wendy Brandes

This isn't the first time that Brandes' stunning pieces have been featured in a prominent fashion magazine, but I felt particularly excited about this spread because I have a special connection to her Matilda Sword Earrings.  I was lucky enough to have to opportunity to wear the exact pair of earrings to an event several months ago.  These intricately detailed works of art are crafted in 18K yellow gold and each one has a diamond and two sapphires -- I felt like a million bucks in these beauties!

wearing the earrings at the 15th annual Rising Star Awards in January
Photo Credit: Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images North America

Bonus!!  I also wore Wendy's Empress Wu Dragon Ring.  Three words... O.M.G.!

Brandes, the 2012 winner of the Fashion Group International's Rising Star Awards in the fine jewelry category, could not be reached for comment.  My sources tell me that she has been busy taking photos of her exotic short hair cat, FitzRoy.


Independence Declared!

Happy Fourth of July Taffetadarlings!  Celebrate your freedom.  Celebrate the fact that we (women) do not have to wear laborious, confining and cumbersome clothing anymore!!


Summer Stripes

I've always been a huge fan of stripes -- black and white, sailor looks and pinstripes.  I find they work best in the spring and summer months because they convey such freshness through the bright colors and the use of white.

All outfits from 10 Crosby, Spring 2012
All Photos: (courtesy of 10 Crosby)

Designer Derek Lam's new, somewhat lower priced diffusion line, "10 Crosby" (which is actually the corporate address of the label) showed a small capsule of graphicly bright looks for Spring 2012. Here are some of my favorite looks from the collection...