It’s been a definite beauty and fashion week for me, Advice Sister Alison. During the week I went to the Bourjois mini party, then to Shecky’s Beauty Night Out, and to LUCKY SHOPS. I Also also visited Industry Publicity, to see some of the new fashions and accessories that a number of designers you’ll want to know about are featuring for now, holiday/winter, and Spring (it isn’t even Winter yet, but in the world of fashion, it’s nearly time for the leaves to bud on the trees)!
When editors visit for a preview of collections, it is like being in a “by invitation only” shopping event, although the items you see are generally still not for sale. The first thing rack that caught my eyes was this one of handbags from designer Alexis Hudson . The four on the left are Spring ’08 handbags. A trend I saw earlier at Accessories, the Show at the Javits Center was played out here, in handbags that were beautifully designed and roomy, with plenty of color and shine from metallic leather and shiny metal chains and hardware.The black leather handbag on the right is called Petite Amour” $395.00 and is available now. It is large enough to hold essentials during the daytime, but wouldn’t look out of place in the evening or a club. I’m in love with this bag! Rachelle Copeland and Emily Ironi, the brains behind the beautiful Alexis Hudson Handbag collection, bring over 15 years of industry experience to this brand.