The Mara - 2015 Early Release

We can hardly wait for the release of our 2015 Line which we've excitedly been designing over the past few months. The first of the Early Release Leos we're sharing with you is our 163ME Mara. The Mara is sleek and sexy, with a fabulous low back and mesh inserts that are as eye catching as can be! The Mara is satisfyingly comfy, making it easy to wear and move in. With its stylish neck line it's the perfect leo to jazz up your wardrobe. Look for this stunning leo at a retailer near you! 

 

Great Exhibits

One thing is certain about New York City - there is never ever a shortage of wonderful things to see and do. On a recent trip last month our timing couldn't have been better as we checked out three wonderful exhibits.

The Dance & Fashion Exhibit at the FIT is a stunning exploration of the relationship between the two art forms and how they have influenced each other through the past two centuries. It was like a walk through history and I loved seeing how famous fashion designers influenced, and have been influenced by the world of dance. The exhibit features nearly 100 dance costumes and dance-inspired fashions, ranging from the 19th century to present day. One of the highlights was a rare and beautifully preserved costume worn by the great ballerina Fanny Elssler. It was accompanied by fashions of the era and the parallels between stage and street were fascinating to see. The exhibit also blends film and photography in to the mix too. For dance fans it really is a must-see.

If you have time you can also dash upstairs to see The History of Lingerie, followed by a skip to the MOMA to catch the Henri Matisse Exhibit!

Shows on Broadway

On any visit to the city that never sleeps, taking in a show on Broadway is often at the top of the list of things to do. There is the endless buzz of excitement walking through the theatre district, inviting you in to experience some of the best of the best in live performances. Bedazzled beaded costumes make “Chicago” a particular favourite for many theatre goers - its ranked third longest running musical in Broadway History with over 7300 performances! Of course there is so much more than dance on Broadway. Last month we saw an incredible play, “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime”. It was brilliant in every way and truly a memorable performance. That’s the thing about New York – there’s something for everyone. So with that, we tip our hats to all the wonderful talent in the Big Apple!

Ainslie