Carlton Jones Collection NYFW 2018 Pre Season

Words cannot express what a gift it was to personally be invited by Carlton Jones to preview the Carlton Jones Collection Pre NYFW 2018 on his birthday January, 10th, 2018.  Due to prior obligations in Toronto, I could not attend.  I first met THE ICONIC Wardrobe Designer, Celebrity Stylist and Fashion Director of World Bride Magazine in 2014, in Harlem while I was working in NYC for Singer Belinda Munro’s performance. We were outside when his neighbor, Belinda Munro introduced us, I will never forget the whisky colored leather luggage that he had in his hand!

 

Carlton Jones closing the show for his Carlton Jones Collection NYFW s/s18 Menswear Collection

 

 

Style Icon Carlton Jones in Vogue Italia

 

 

It was an evening of fun, beauty, cocktails and glamor when designers Cesar Galindo and Carlton Jones each showed a preview of their Collections.

Most shows have a traditional runway in the middle with designated seats on each side but these visionaries opted for an interactive memorable approach!  Held at Punto, guests were treated to beauty bars for manicures, makeup applications and if that wasn’t enough, a braid bar!

 

 

Image via Splash

 

Here’s what you need to know!  Resort Wear Designer Carlton Jones is a force in the fashion industry!  Carlton’s celebrity and world leader clients that he styled are First Lady Michelle Obama, Queen Latifah, Erykah Badu , Halle Barry, Diddy, Mary J.Blige, Lenny Kravitz, Alicia Keys, Jill Scott, Tyra Banks, and several others. Carlton continues to work behind the scenes on photo shoots for prestigious fashion magazines.

 

Carlton Jones Collection

“Poolside Red Carpet goes to the next level with the new Capsule Collection”  Carlton Jones

 

 

Carlton Jones Capsule Collection NYFW preview of A/W18

Past is certainly present with his  “Homage to Azzedine Alaia” Carlton Jones

“Combined with a love of fluidity and some of the finest fabrication to touch skin, Carlton Jones Collection is a men and women’s luxury ready-to-wear label established in New York City in 2015.”  Carlton Jones

 

Carlton Jones Capsule Collection NYFW Fall 2018

 

“This fall, capsules of a resort-inspired collection furthers Jones’ aesthetic that resort isn’t a destination, it’s a Feeling.” Cited from SplashThat

Who does not love a fashion incentive?  Shop his current collection now on CarltonJonesCollection to sign and receive 15% off of your first purchase!

Follow my Style Icon on

Instagram @CarltonJonesCollection

 

Jordan X Levi’s Collab

Jordan X Levi's Collection

 

Jordan Brand is set to drop their first collab of 2018 with American denim juggernaut Levi’s. The two brands have come together to create a two piece collection which includes a pair of Retro Jordan 4 sneakers, designed with a denim upper, gum soles and Levis signature red tag branding. The mashup also includes a reversible trucker jacket fitted with nylon lining on one side and denim on the other.

Jordan X Levi's Collection





The Jordan X Levi’s collab will release on January 17th worldwide at select retailers and will be very limited! Check below for a list of retailers.

Air Jordan 4 + Trucker Jacket
BOTTEGA BACK DOOR
Bologna
CONCEPTS
NYC + Cambridge
Doe
Shanghai, China
END
Newcastle
Invincible
Taiwan
Jordan Bastille
Paris
Kickz
Berlin
Kinetics Tokyo 23
Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Levi’s Harajuku
Tokyo
Levi’s
SF + NYC
Levi’s KURFUERSTENDAMM
Berlin
LEVI’S REGENT STREET 174
London
LEVI’S OSAKA
Osaka
LEVI’S CHAMPS ELYSEES
Paris
LEVI’S SH Nanjing WEST RD
Shanghai
LIVESTOCK
Toronto Roncesvalles
LIVESTOCK
Toronto Spadina
LIVESTOCK
Vancouver
LIVESTOCK
Winnepeg
OPIUM
Paris
OQUIM
Amsterdam
SHINZO
Paris
Shoe Gallery
Miami
Sivasdescalzo
Barcelona
Sneakersnstuff
London
Solefly
Miami
SportsLab
Osaka
Sportslab
Shinjuku, Tokyo
UBIQ
Philadelphia, PA
UNDEFEATED
Los Angeles, CA

 

Air Jordan 4 Only

8 WellingtonHong Kong
Nikelab 21 MercerNYC
32 State St.Chicago
290 SQMTurkey
A Ma ManiereAtlanta
BodegaBoston
CapsuleToronto
ConceptsDubai
CremeNorfolk, VA
DEALBeijing
FeatureLas Vegas
Jordan L1 HongxingChengdu
Jordan 16 SonggaoTaipei
Jordan 139 NandongShanghai
Jordan The PlaceBeijing
Jordan 218 TianheGuangzhou
Jordan HongdaeSeoul
Jordan NanjingTianjing
Jordan XimentingTaipei
Jordan TianjinTianjin
KITHNYC Soho
LMTD EditionsBarcelona
LustMexico City
OnenessLexington
OverkillBerlin
PattaAmsterdam
OverkillBerlin
PoliticsLafayette
RSVPChicago
SivasdescalzoBarcelona
Social StatsusCharlotte, Houston, Pittsburgh
St AlfredChicago
SupplySydney
Darkside InitiativeSan Francisco
TitanFort, Manila
TitoloZurich
Trophy RoomDisney Springs
WishAtlanta
WZKShanghai
XH55Guangzhou
XHIBITIONCleveland
YaxinBejing

 

(LIST SOURCE: SNEAKERNEWS)

Photo Credit: Nike

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Koltun Ballet Boston collaborates with Irina Gorbman Fine Art

 

 

 

 

If you are looking for a ballet performance or school that trains the world’s future bright stars then look no further than Koltun Ballet Boston!  Koltun Ballet Boston is the premier academy of the Boston area founded by former principal dancer’s Alexandra Koltun and her husband Alex Lapshin.  I was lucky to meet the owners several years ago when I was one of the first Tom Ford Product Specialists in New England! Fast forward to the present when artist and designer Irina Gorbman from Irina Gorbman Fine Art and I were talking about our strategy and goals for our businesses she informed me that her designs will be featured in Koltun Ballet on January 20th, 2018, 3pm at the Koltun Studio during their Winter Showcase.  

 

Ballerinas wearing Irina Gorbman’s Fine Art

 

It’s a wonderful collaboration and concept for the ballerinas to wear expressionistic art while the ballerinas express themselves through dancing!

 

Alex and Alexandra

 

Koltun Ballet

Koltun Ballet Boston’s Gold Medal winning Alexandra Koltun graduated from the Ballet Academy in St. Petersburg Russia, she was trained by legendary stars and later became a principal ballerina in the Boston Ballet for Christopher Wheeldon’s Fire Bird and Four Seasons.  Alex Lapshin joined Les Grands Ballets in Montreal in 1997, and then the Boston Ballet in 1999.

 

 

Irina Gorbman

Irina is an abstract self-taught meditative artist and lifestyle designer. The vibrancy of her color combinations creates an uplifting and recharging experience and reflects Art That Heals™ concept. Her company offers fashionable wearable art designs in limited quantities so every piece is a unique work of art.

 

IG: It was a great pleasure to work on custom designs for Koltun Ballet Boston modern dance performance, choreographed by Kristin Wagner. This collaboration feels special not only because of KBB’s amazing commitment to traditional classical ballet and a vibrant synergy between the young dancers and the teachers but also because it continues a century-old tradition of Russian Ballet using costumes and set designs created by an artist. The roots of this trend go back to performances by The Ballet Russes in Paris.

 

The Winter Showcase will be held on Saturday, January 20th at 3 pm at their home studio 23 Main Street, Watertown, MA 02472 . It’s open to the public

 

For more information about the Winter Showcase please visit www.KoltunBalletBoston.com

Or email info@KoltunBalletBoston.com

 

Photos and information were provided by Irina Gorbman and Koltun Ballet.

 

Luxury Knitwear by Nataliya Nada

Keep your loved ones warm and fashionable this season with luxury outerwear by Nataliya Nada.  Nataliya Nada is a luxury accessories company that offers a modern twist on the Stavic tradition of fine handcrafted knitwear.

 

 

 

 

Dazy Tailored Grey/White Fur Collar

 

 

 

Visit www.Nataliyanada.com for to make a purchase.

 

Natalie Mason Wardrobe Stylist 2017 Award Winner

 

 

  

 

I would like to take the time to personally thank everyone who always supported my work and voted for me to win a Boston Fashion Award!  Thank you to the Boston Fashion Community, it is an honor to receive the Wardrobe Stylist 2017 Award,  I am humbled by this experience!   My family and I styled and collaborated with many artists, businesses and everyday amazing people!  I look forward to phase 2 of this website and my Luxshop4u business!  Cheers to all of us!

 

My Friends Frances Denim Guru and Photographer Jeff Moy

 

Toasting as a nominee with Paparazzi before I won my Wardrobe Stylist Award

 

Thank you to my Icons who continue to guide and support me! Thank you for allowing me to work behind the scenes of your shows, photo shoots, style your tours,  I look forward to our future projects!  Thank you Boston Fashion Awards for hosting a great event!  Kenny and Richie we have a lot more work to do!  Pauline, we did it sis sleep in peace my darling! Mom and Dad what you taught me paid off!  I am looking forward to celebrating with you soon!

 

Natalie

Wardrobe Stylist 2017

Contact me on CreatorofLuxshop4u@gmail.com for Collaborations, Styling and Interviews!

Wearable Art by Irina Gorbman

 

 Gift Giving ideas for Christmas and Hanukkah 

Wearable art by Irina Gorbman is the perfect gift for the art aficionado in your life!

 

 

My talented friend Irina Gorbman is an accomplished artist and designer was recently interviewed by Dirty Water with one of my other friends Luxury Knitwear designer Nataliya after their fashion show!

Art That Heals is an artist’s vision, mission and a  feeling that people experience while looking at her abstract creations.  Irina uses all colors of the universe on canvas in a meditative style to create this healing effect.  “Color Healing” is an ancient art movement traced back to early Egyptian times and Ayurvedic medicine.

 

 

 

 

Irina’s abstract expressionistic paintings, wearable art fashion collections, artistic fabrics and accent wallpapers were showcased at during Boston Fashion Week, Architectural lDigest Design Shows in NYC, Boston Home Décor Show, Boston Design & Market, Design & Decor Building in Manhattan, galleries and fundraising events (including WGBH & Dana Farber).

To purchase Irina’s art please visit

www.Igorbman.com

Luxshop4u 2017 Wardrobe Stylist Nominee

I would like to thank each and every one of you who continue to support my body of work and journey!  I grew up going to private showrooms and textile stores with The Upholstery King and my sister Pauline click the story about my Jamaican dad and his influence to fashion here on http://luxshop4u.com/upholstery-king/  !  Thank you for nominating me for a 2017  Boston Fashion Award in the Wardrobe Stylist Category!

 

 

 

I enjoy working behind the scenes and started at a very young age with my family business in Toronto, Canada.  My late sister Pauline was a fashion designer, I was the model and stylist and buyer in both of  her companies  (Terminal Design, Eubanks Design and her wedding planning).  I was afforded the opportunity to work with many artists in the Reggae, Dancehall, Hip hop, RnB scene and Music Executives.  We often volunteered our time behind the scenes supporting other fashion designers for Fashion Incub and other fashion events in Toronto.  Many years later I continue to do what I love here in Boston and worldwide working with touring Grammy Nominated artists and local fashion designers.

 

 

Working with one of my clients

 

 

2017 Boston Fashion Award Nominees for Wardrobe Stylists

 

Cheers to everyone working to better themselves and may God continue to richly bless us!

Vote for Natalie Mason on www.BostonFashionAwards.com

Concepts

DJ Brekone

 

It was a long day I was on the phone strategizing with Elaine, Corey and Kim Woods about how part 2 of my soul icon Q and A will go down!  BenjiRich (Luxshop4u website designer & graphic designer) told me that this product launch was major in Toronto and that I needed to attend.  Upon arrival security was outside to check ID, after entering Concepts the guests entertained by DJ Brekone.

 

 

 

“The Adidas Z.N.E hoodie was created to bring premium comfort to athletes before competition.”   Krista from Concepts

 

 

The Adidas TSA Experience

 

 

Customizing Station

 

 

 

 

Prosecco and Neon Sneakers

 

Libations

 

 

Concepts x Canada Goose MacMillan Parka

 

This Concepts and Canada Goose MacMillan Parka is only available in the Canada Goose store and also the Concepts boutique!

Angelica Timas and Natalie

Vogue Magazine designer feature Angelica Timas  taps stylist to world renowned artists, actors and athletes Natalie from Luxshop4u to style her 2018 Fashion show.

“BOLDEFIANCE is a hybrid collection of summer and Pre-Fall 2018 pieces.  A blend of textures, fabrics and prints that easily transition from season to season.  The audience will be treated to two fashion seasons during one presentation.” Angelica Timas
This show is guaranteed to be sold out so purchase your tickets buy pressing the button below.

Angelica Times Designer feature in Switch Magazine Italy

“Angelica Timas is a clothing label that offers its clientele limited collections of luxurious pieces.  Each piece is unique and hand-crafted, made in small quantities giving a real exclusive and individual feel.”

Best designer award for evening/club wear Boston Fashion Awards 2016 Angelica on the left and her daughter model Tirzah on the right

Angelica Timas featured in British Vogue

 

Angelica Times featured in British Vogue

British Vogue designer feature

Singer Mila J wearing mesh top by Angelica Timas for Dopeness Magazine

 

Purchase tickets now on the Luxshop4u Affiliate link!

Featured in :
British Vogue Magazine’s designer profile
Vogue Fashion Files
Vogue Style Brief
Six page designer profile spread in Switch Magazine Italy
Glamour Italy
Tattler Magazine and Fashion London.
for custom inquiries email Angelica at hello@AngelicaTimas.com

Cruel Summer

I wanted to create what I did not see.  I remember uttering these words in 2015 while dining in the Blue Bangkok restaurant on Boylston Street in Boston.  My friend Dean Nights and I discussed my busy life of pulling clothes for VIP’s and creating a total lifestyle experience that included fine dining and clubbing for the VIP’s  all while I attended my full time job. During this time I needed and refered services to some of the people in this post for nails, hair, and graphics.  I told Dean that I wanted a place where my talented friends like him and myself could be highlighted.  So here we are with this mega post for the month of August. (Dean Knights is a tailor to the stars and aristocrats.)

I present to you the talented professionals in my circle with experience that ranges from music, graphic design, fashion and beauty who are making a difference in their respective fields.

 

Album art created by BenjiRichDesigns

 

Album art created by BenjiRichDesigns

 

Album art created by BenjiRichDesigns

 

Album art created by BenjiRichDesigns

 

BenjiRichDesigns Valentine Day gift to his fiancé this is currently my screen saver

 

Mawd Panda jumping the moon on his BMX in all white Yeezy’s

 

Kimbo Slice Art by BenjiRichDesigns

 

 

BenjiRichDesigns volunteered to create 3D printed prosthetic hands for children in need for a handathon

 

BenjiRichDesigns T-Shirts that I wear with my Chanel

 

Art Director BenjiRichDesigns

BenjiRich’s Graphic Design degree, and illustration (logo and branding) speciality afforded him the opportunity to perfectly marry with his motion graphics, videography, and 3D design background.  During his tenure with an undisclosed agency his clients included the NBA, New Balance, and Reebok.   Aside from being my personal web designer Richard also designed the backdrop for a live text to screen background during the Kevin Hart NBA Allstar 2016 after party in Toronto.  BenjiRichDesigns was also the Art director for VIP jewelry in Toronto, created logo/branding, and marketing videos for an indie record label by the name of  globe trotta records in Los Angeles.  Upcoming projects for this media expert are, vinyl toys, a clothing line and his uppermidsole blog that I will expand on when it launches.

*Fun Fact did you know that a BenjiRichDesigns t-shirt was custom made and  expedited for a movie star while he was filming in Boston?

Contact BenjiRichDesigns Creative via email: reubanks82@gmail.com

www.BenjiRich.ca

www.uppermidsole.com

www.hoopsontario.ca

 

Grammy Award Winner and Jazz Legend Wynton Marsalis

 

Perks working on my Birthday meeting Mello! Natalie, Carmelo Anthony and Belinda Munro

 

Hearts on Fire Jewelry designer Ilaria Lanzoni and Natalie

 

DJ Liz Ladoux and Natalie

 

Natalie, Michael K. Williams, David Kenneth Sommerville

 

Natalie, Bevy Smith

 

DJ Baby Yu and Natalie

 

 

Luxury Personal Shopper, Stylist, Lifestyle Expert and  CEO of Luxshop4u

In my world, we the community are on international tours styled by me, receiving life time achievement awards, walking red carpets, nominated for Grammys, charting music billboards and getting inducted into the Music Hall of Fame! My fashion expertise is put to use and my music ear is called.  Jorge Milliano and Benji Rich told me to add myself on here! I prefer to be behind the scenes!

Different phases of my website will be introduced in many capsules, I am not one thing I have been trained in many areas and will exercise my talents.  Read more about me in my bio!

 

 

Belinda Munro

 

Vincent and Belinda Founders of Jazz Houston

 

President Bill Clinton and International Singer Belinda Munro

 

Belinda Munro

This is an exciting year for International singer and song writer Belinda Munro!  She married her soul mate Vincent Gardner and their love story was featured in the Munaluchi Bride Magazine.  Belinda and Vincent are about to embark upon their August 2017 Australian Tour.  When Belinda is not on stage backing up Grammy award winning artists or singing at private charity functions and galas she is working on her long awaited album and building Jazz Houston the Arts organization that she and her husband founded.

“Belinda’s voice is angelic. Her sultry and uplifting vocals are enough to feed your soul”

NY Post

To learn more about Belinda Munro  visit www.BelindaMunro.com

Follow Belinda on Instagram @Iambelindamunro

 

 

Shellee Mendes and Oprah Winfrey article in the Boston Globe & Mail

 

 

Photo from Braintree www.Wicked Local.com

 

 

Shellee Mendes and Malcolm Butler

 

Shellee Mendes Salon Monet

Hard work should never go unnoticed!  Salon Monet owner Shellee Mendes’ photo was recently inducted into the African American Museum on Joy Street, Boston Ma.  Shortly after celebrating this occasion she had a once in a lifetime experience of meeting Media Mogul Oprah Winfrey.  When she is not working on movie sets or in Salon Monet you will find Shellee volunteering or attending fundraisers.

The Salon Monet staff are one of the most sought after hair stylists in Back Bay.  Services that they provide are highlights, blow dry, hair extensions, hair cut, eyelash extensions and many more.

To book an appointment at this award winning salon please visit www.SalonMonet.com or 176 Newbury St, Boston, Ma
Follow salon Monet on Instagram @SalonMonet @ShelleeMendes
To read more about Shellee Mendes visit

*Boston Globe’s article with Oprah Winfrey https://www.bostonglobe.com/lifestyle/names/2017/07/20/newbury-street-salon-owner-sets-sail-with-oprah/

Braintree http;//braintree.wickedlocal.com/news/20170622/braintree-residents-newbury-street-salon-gains-high-honors

 

 

Alec Tavares from The Compound

 

 

Alec Tavares

 

Alec Tavares

Reasons that you may not know him, is because he prefers to remain behind the scenes.  A former contributor to XXL Magazine, you can now find Alec’s work on The Compound and Luxshop4u.

To read his work visit

Follow Alec on Instagram @TheLegendReal and read his current post on www.thecompoundblog.com

 

 

 

Glam Expressway in Dumbo, Brooklyn

 

 

 

Glam Expressway

 

 

The Shiloh Statement Necklace

 

 

Glam Expressway

 

Glam Expressway Lindsay Stuart

Business Mogul Lindsay Stuart is taking the world by storm!
This busy wife and mother of two girls, is a host on HSN and has a record for selling over $12,000 Tortuga Rum Cakes during a short period of time.
You should get to know her because she is also a talented makeup artist and founder of Glam Expressway accessories/clothing boutique in Dumbo Brooklyn.  With her celebrity following you may never know who you will see shopping in Glam Expressway.  When Lindsay is not jet setting for work, with girlfriends or family you will see Glam Expressway featured in Cosmo, Latina, Huffington Post, The A-List, Celebuzz, ET, OK and In Touch Magazine.

To order Lyndsay’s Tortuga Rum Cakes visit www.HSN.com
To shop Glam Expressway visit 145 Jay Street, Brooklyn, New York. www.shopglamexpressway.com

 

André with his client International Singer Belinda Munro

 

Millinery Designer Extraordinaire André at his fashion show

Christine Designs by André Millinery 

André creates handmade couture fascinators and hats.  His Atelier hat making approach has his clients flocking to him like bees on honey.  Andre’s work was most recently photographed during our dear friends Belinda Munro and Vincent Gardner’s wedding.

For inquiries visit André on https://m.facebook.com/DesignsbyAndre/

 

 

John Golden

 

Super Nova John Golden

Shoe Specialist and Stylist for a luxury retailer

John is an international socialite known for his eclectic fashion and Basquiat dreadlocks.  I first met him at a Gucci Ghost party in Boston.  His approach to fashion is to break down gender specific clothing.  When John is not in London or Japan you can find him inside the most coveted invitation only Fashion parties.
How to contact him?   John prefers not to have a social media account however you will find him photographed in local magazines.  This supernova makes his appearance everywhere and slowly hides into obscurity until he is ready to resurge.  In the above photo I decided to photograph his aesthetics from behind to get a candid view of him on the go!

 

Mr. Phillips and Jorge Milliano

 

Dj 38 and Mr. Phillips

 

Jowell, J Balvin and Randy

 

Luny Tunes & Baby Ranks

 

Frankie J Obsession (No Es Amor) featuring Baby Bash

 

Reggaeton Artist, Song Writer and Music Producer Mr. Phillips

Mr. Phillips is a highly sought after song writer, artist and music producer.  Raised in Santurce Puerto Rico, and born in Rio Piedras to a Puerto Rican mother and Trinidadian father.  Alvin better known as Mr.Phillips’ melodic yet raspy voice captured the hearts of millions  with his  “Spatoanglish” fusion of Jamaican patois and Spanish in his lyrics.  Working with Francisco Saldaña (Luny) from Luny Tunes allowed his work to be  featured on a CD compilation called Mas Flow2 with Frankie J for the hit song Obsession (No Es Amor).  Chart topping artists that received Mr. Phillips magic touch are Angel López, Alexis Y Fido, Mr. Vegas, Dmanti, Notch, Baby Ranks, Cobra, Jay Sean, Tito El Bambino, Tony Dize, Wisin y Yandel, Don Omar, El Rookie, Cynthia Antigua, Eddy Lover, Flex, Kevin Little, Yaga and Mackie.  Mega producers who worked with Mr.Phillips are Nely “The secret weapon,” Tainy, Nesty, Bones, Eliel, Luny Tunes, Preacher, Anx and Jorge Milliano. We look forward to the completion of his new Album and the Vertigo album by Jorge Milliano.

Visit Mr. Phillips on www.soundcloud.com/Mr-Phillips

To hear the new song that he wrote for J Balvin Featuring Jowell Y Randy visit https://m.soundcloud.com/jorgemilliano/j-balvin-feat-jowell-randy-bonita-jorge-milliano-remix

Follow Mr. Phillips on Instagram @officialmrphillips

 

Jorge Milliano

 

Jorge on a secret location in Star Island

 

Jorge “Jorge” Milliano

 

Guelostar and Ivy Queen

Jorge Milliano

You know his chart topping hits and the star studded artists who he’s worked with.  Since our last post (read La Musica Part 2)  Jorge flew back to Miami to produce a song for J Balvin Featuring Jowell Y Randy.  Spring 2017 Jorge and I kept on telling each other that it is going to be a cruel summer because our schedules were booked.  My schedule consisted of styling, consultations, scouting locations for designers and clothes for the talent that I work with and for Jorge it was a back to back summer of producing.  Just last week one of his dreams came true recently by working with Jamaican reggae legend General Degree.  Expect to hear new music from General Degree, Mr. Phillip’s EPK and Jorge’s Vertigo Album later on this year.

 

 

Jenn & Big Papi

Fashion Rescue Fundraiser

 

Perfect for Bachelorette parties and birthdays

 

Jennifer Nguyen

Jennifer owns Jennifer Nails on 161 and 224 Newbury Street. Services provided range from waxing, manicure and pedicure, hosting celebratory events (weddings, birthdays).  Giving back to her community by supporting her favorite charities is very dear to her as shown above.  Visit Jennifer’s Nails this summer.  Tell her that Natalie from Luxshop4u referred you!

visit www.jennifersnailsalon.com

Follow Jennifer on Instagram @Jen_nguyen224