Esther Jean

Timeless designs that capture the essence of the true bohemian lifestyle of "Truth, Freedom, Beauty & Love".
Lara Stone for W Magazine, USA, April 2011

Lara Stone for W Magazine, USA, April 2011

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NYFW {Part.Two}

As I’m waiting for the show to start I look around from my seat in the 4th row of the A section and needless to say tons of trendy and beautiful people are socially engaging with one another. Taking a quick survey I notice that a solid 25% had the messy bun look, 15% had the color tips look and the rest I’d say had some sort of fur on. As the seats fill up it’s obvious this show is a packed house, I even thought for a split second I was sitting next to raper 50 cent. Lights dim, funk beats start playing and the social chitter chatter becomes silent. The first outfit to walk down the runway was this blunt high-low hem dress, loosely fitted blazer and the hit Fall look for 2012 - the scarf under the hat look and in this case it’s a floppy boho hat.  Ms. Mara Hoffman, where on Earth did you come from?!  What a great start to what turned out to be a well applauded show of tribal patterns, blanket stripes and intarsia knits. Fierce models stormed down the cat walk in chiffon dresses with edgy cut-outs and draping chains. I was so taken back by Mara’s style I immediately went home to further research her.  As the French say, I “J’adore” Ms. Hoffman and I’m so excited for her next collection. 



I LOVE this girl!  She has stolen my heart with her soul, beauty & voice. xo-EJ
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“One and Only”, Adele photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott in Vogue March 2012

I LOVE this girl!  She has stolen my heart with her soul, beauty & voice. xo-EJ

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“One and Only”, Adele photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott in Vogue March 2012

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NYFW {Part.One}

Where do I even begin to describe the emotions, excitement and experiences that have impacted me since I landed in NYC 4 days ago?  Oh, I know!  How about the fortunate opportunity to attend one of the grandest events that I’ve read about in Vogue, Elle, Bazaar, WWD ( you name it and I’ve read it); a little thing called Mercedes Benz Fashion Week - aka: #MBFW. But before I go any further I must give a shout out to Tipsy Diaries for having me come on board as their fashion editor for New York Fashion Week.  Okay, so let’s talk about Nicholas and Christopher Kunz and their breath taking Fall 2012 collection.

THE SCENE: To kick off the show a Nancy Sinatra hit "Bang Bang"  filled the room as the lights dimmed and urban cowgirls meets desert warriors filled the catwalk. French DJ Olivier Bobin & Yannick Grandean (P.A.T.) dropped beats to a folk-meets-techno remix.

THE LOOK: Layers upon layers of armor-like calfskin and asymmetrical knits covered models with blunt-bobbed haircuts. Stylist Wendy Shecter helped to complete the Fall look with grey & black Stetson-inspired hats, long tortoiseshell pendents from Jewelry by Matt and bandana scarfs.  Drapery was a hit with Nicholas K and my most favorite addition of the 1920’s sequin and beaded tassel tunics and jackets danced down the catwalk.  However I couldn’t help drool over the amazing shoe collaboration withVintage Shoe Company.  The brother-sister duo captured the ready-to-wear look of the Wild West.

 

Words from the designers on the inspiration for their Fall 2012 collection: 

{ We focused on the 1920s artistic gatherings of American visionaries Georgia O’Keefe, Ansel Adams and Paul Strand, [when they were] at the Taos Lodge of patroness and socialite, Mabel Dodge Luhan. Among the pueblos and indigenous culture of Taos, the artists found a sparse lifestyle alternative to the New York salon gatherings, and produced starkly modern works of desert minimalism in photography, paint and literature. }


Pantone Color Card. xo-EJ
    C.) The great Earth series.

Pantone Color Card. xo-EJ

    C.) The great Earth series.

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