When we hear Prada bags, our ears perk up. When we see Fergie sporting statement jewelry, we notice. And when names like that are connected with new websites or new fashion designers, we share. At the recent Fashion in Flight-The Collective fashion show and charity fundraiser in Austin, Texas, we found some new sources—and some PageDaily picks to go with them!
The Jewelry Designs the Celebrities Wear: Ana Reign Designs
A Russian native now based in Los Angeles and Austin, jewelry designer Ana Reign creates playful, one-of-a-kind statement pieces from large semi-precious stones, fresh water pearls, and sterling silver. Her impressive celebrity following already includes Fergie, Alisha Keys, and Shakira.
Buy Ana Reign Black Onyx Silver Ring, $1,300, email
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 310.497.3739
Buy Ana Reign Onyx and White Jade Necklace, $3,100, email email@example.com or call 310.497.3739
Prada Bags at NYC Chic
Prada handbags at a discount? No, you’re not dreaming! But nycchic.com is the fulfillment of Dallas-native Shereen Koshnoodi’s dream. She collected designer bags as a young girl, moved to New York for college, then married her love of handbags with a career in e-commerce, selling designer bags for less. That’s one dream we’re happy to share!
Buy Foley & Corinna Glazed & Patent Large City Tote, $400, at nycchic.com
New Fashion Line: Davie
As a child in her native Texas, Karina Sanchez spent summers locked in her room sketching. After a stint designing for a successful high-end T-shirt company, she has created Davie, a line of simple yet whimsical clothing.
Buy Davie China Doll Yoke Short, $84, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Buy Davie Flounce Top (in Jet), $64, email email@example.com
Up-and-Coming Jewelry Designer: Tenielle
Tenielle designs elegant, yet modern jewelry from Swarovski crystals, semi-precious stones, chains, bronze, and silver. Born in Johannesburg, South Africa and raised in Toronto, Canada, she’s been building her business since 2008, when New York’s Henri Bendel store singled her out as an emerging talent.
Buy Tenielle One Stone Chain, $290, email firstname.lastname@example.org
New Hot Designer: Dora Mojzes
Based in Miami, the Hungarian-born Dora Mojzes uses a variety of fabrics, modern lines, and flattering silhouettes in her women’s clothing line. Her pieces are wearable and feminine.
Buy Dora Mojzes Blazer with Garter, $310, email email@example.com
Buy Dora Mojzes Golden Sequin Leggings, $135, email firstname.lastname@example.org
New Designer Jewelry: Margot Wolf
Margot Wolf has spent the last 4 years metalsmithing. Inspired by nature, she uses rich colors and timeless designs to create a collection of feminine, unique pieces.
Buy Margot Wolf Armour Ring, $185, call 210.843.6592
Green Fashion: My Green Pillow
The environmentally conscious Ami Brogan founded My Green Pillow in 2009 to develop products that reuse, recycle, and repurpose clothing. Currently, she’s working with universities to transform their used t-shirts into soft pillows.
Buy My Green Pillow I Love NY Pillow, $15, at etsy.com
New Fashion for . . . Glamour Dog
This Dallas-based dog store is unlike any other. What started as propose-cute—graphic designer Casey gifts toy Maltese puppy with “Will you marry me?” on the nametag to fashion designer Cynthia—has quickly become a successful business.
Buy Glamour Dog Exotic Fashion Swarovski Crystal Dog Collar, $32.95,at glamourdog.com
New Clothing Designs: Adriana Cobo
Adriana Cobo studied fashion in Milan and worked in Italy and Spain before returning to her native Ecuador in 2006. Her first venture? Bambini, a line of children’s clothing. That same year, a women’s line, Galaxy, filled with architectural lines and futuristic volumes, was born.
Buy Adriana Cobo dresses, call Valerie Beiner at 305.374.6777, ext. 201
New Designer Fashions: Tashia Senn
Tashia Senn designs a ready-to-wear collection of high-end women’s eveningwear. This 2009 FIT graduate turns to her world travels, the natural elements, and the diversity of cultures for inspiration.
Buy Tashia Senn dresses, email email@example.com
New York Eveningwear: YS Couture
Yordanos Stefano, a native from Asmara, Eritrea, specializes in women’s luxury eveningwear and bridal gowns. After graduating from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in San Francisco in 2000, she is now based in New York.
Buy YS Couture wedding and bridesmaid custom-made gowns, $500–$10,000, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 415.971.3583