Thursday, February 24, 2011

BUBBLEGUM VODKA: A night full of popcorn, laughs, and holding branches....

On a cold January night!! I was lucky enough to get together with some amazing and talented friends and share some bubblegum vodka.  Lynn (photographer), Alex, Kyle and I all set up photo shoot shop inside a large and beautiful home in Bloomfield Hills, MI.  Alex was gracious enough to bring some fabulous hats she has been collecting over the years, I brought lovely Gauntlet gloves, and Glass Rings made by the most fab glass man in Detroit, Drew Kups.  It was a night full of popcorn, laughs, holding branches, and most importantly a last night we would all be together. Kyle was a gem of an individual, smart, curious, and a lover of the fashion world, as he was seen to walk many runways in Detroit via one of my besties, Sarah Lapinski's lablel Wound Menswear, and others such as Shei Magazine from Ann Arbor.   

My most favorite image from that night was the opportunity for Alex and Kyle, best friends since birth practically, to take a lovely picture together for one of the very last times.  Please view Lynn's blog for a beautiful story written by Alexandra herself, to her most beloved friend of a lifetime! RIP Kyle Holton~ you will forever  be missed. 
Peace and Love to you and all those you love, before it one day can become too late.

ciao xx

Sunday, February 20, 2011

FLD's first press, first glimpse of A.W.11.12, and FGI news is HERE!

So, with the dust settling on the tarmack at DTW and FLD back at its headquarters in Detroit. The Lovely Ris Tena (@rismoney), aka,  was kind and savvy enough to announce our ventures this past week at Pool Tradeshow (@pooltradeshow) inside Magic International Las Vegas (@WWDMAGIC) inside Mandalay Bay Convention Center. Check the deetz, via her MOTOWN COUTURE BLOG for Real Detroit Weekly (@real_detroit).  The entire article is available here. <3 you girl, and I promise to keep the Eco-Fashion news coming out of Metro Detroit!

Now onto the next, most inmportant order of business....

I am thrilled to share some of the latest images from my new collection. My lovely fashion gal pals all teamed up to shoot this lookbook series, (all names and links posted below photos), and I couldn't be happier.

This photo wouldn't be as fabulous as it is, if the background "NEST" by Patrick Thompson Design (@patrickthompson) who is the creator of this beautiful piece of structural art, built this as a gift to the former FC establishment, over a year ago. It is the most precious setting to highlight natural fibers, as both are weaved so seamlessly.

Here is just a taste of what's in for the next season!! Get your neck lines ready folks! Its going to be a fabulous eco-chic ride!!

Look Book Staff:
Model: Alexandra Pasquenelli

This week, Wednesday February 23, 2011, Fashion Group International, Inc. - Detroit Chapter (@fgidetroit) will host it's first Creative Connection event of the new year, at C+omplex in Birmingham from 6 to 8pm.

We are excited to kick off the new year and celebrate the one thing that kick starts this industry at its roots. Creativity. Creativity in design, and in social experiences, is where it all begins....Fashion Professionals, and enthusiasts alike are encouraged to attend, and mix it up with like minded, fashion forward people.   To get a closer look, hit their link above or visit C+omplex on FACEBOOK
Please rsvp 

Contact me directly as Creative Connection Programming Chair for inquiries and questions.

168 W Maple Road
Birmingham, MI 48009
P: 248.792.2495 


Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Here we are from POOL TRADESHOW!!!!!

Well, hello everyone!! It has been some time since the last shout out and its for a great reason!! Sample production was underway this last couple months for the new Autumn.Winter 2011.12 Collection and Fotoula Lambros Design has made great strides to get to this point!

We have been displaying at POOL TRADESHOW over the last couple days, and we are connecting with some fabulous people that appreciate fashion forward apparel made only with natural fibers! Blogger Nicole Giordano from TEEN VOGUE was in yesterday to snap some photos of the Coats and Bamboo Jersey frocks, which is amazing!!  Nicole was very nice, and I would love to share her personal blog with you Click here and even her coverage from WWDMAGIC on her other site Start Up Fashion. Whew! That was a lot of links, but I must share everything with you!!

So, in the final day here, I must say, this experience has been a kaleidoscope of information, experience, and knowledge. From building relationships with store owners, fashionistas in the press and other Fashion and Eco friendly related organizations , this definitely helps in building a successful label in todays market! From Coast to Coast- D.C to SoCal, Sac, and LA, from Arizona to Minnesota, and of course Detroit, we are so happy to have met everyone and look forward to keeping in touch in the future!

PLUS: Everyone LOVES LOVES LOVES the fact that all the greatness comes out of Detroit, and this is great news that I will be returning home to share with everyone back in the D.  So, while today is still today, it is important to push forward with persistence, integrity, and of course a great eco-friendly fashion sense.

For now,  the best news I have yet to share is this.... is live and ready for you =) Please take a second and check out the new collection! I hope you enjoy it!

Ciao xo