Fashion Maniac: Leather and Lace

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All Photography & Publisher : Cheryl Gorski
Managing Editor : Nicole Ford
Bray Alexander: Facebook Social Media Director
Creative Assistant & Web Layout : Alyssa Marzolf
Contributing Style Editor  : Kara Weymouth
Hair Stylists : Whitney Curry
Make-up by : Dani Weiser
Stylist : Katie Gariepy
Accessories Stylist : Marilyn Hammer
Prop/Set Stylist: Todd Warfield
Creative Social & Media Director: Kim Cohen

_MG_b8976.jpgLeather & Lace
by: Kara Weymouth

If the lace and leather trend dominating the spring 2013 runways is
any indication, designers are channeling Anastasia Steele!
But while 50 Shades may have re-ignited an interest in certain
fetishes, they can actually be traced back to the sexually repressed
Victorian era. Perhaps, with all of the recent talk of defunding
Planned Parenthood and overturning Roe v. Wade, designers are
revisiting a sexually repressed time to remind women how far we’ve
come…and how much we have to lose.

_MG_b8721.jpg Jason Wu danced a seductive line between feminine silhouettes and a
masculine sexuality with lace bra tops, leather stovepipe pants, and a
backless apron dress adorned with flowers. Wu cited Helmut Newton as
his inspiration and between the red lips, leather harnesses, and
overall androgyny; it was a little heavy-handed but mostly worked.

Picture 34.pngMICHAEL KORS


While the provocative is new territory for Jason, Dominic Louis
regularly embraces the darker side with his unisex collections. This
time around, his high necks echoed collars and gave fleeting glimpses
of skin beneath exotic, black leathers. If you’re more the glamorous
dominatrix, Sung Yee’s collection of leather pants and crop tops are
perfect for the red carpet. The leather jacket will always be classic,
but this season it comes in so many incarnations (shrunken, glossy,
studded, colored, quilted, and sleeveless) that you can wear it to the
PTA meeting or drinks at the latest hot spot.

Picture 26.pngDOMINIC LOUIS


Picture 37.pngSUNG YEE

Leather may bring naughty fantasies to mind, but lace, which means to
ensnare and entice in Latin, will slowly seduce. Its hard to say
exactly when black lace went from classic, Spanish mantillas on
weeping widows to something more subversive but nowadays it is more
frequently associated with lingerie. Since the days of Queen Elizabeth
the First’s stiff necks lace has had many incarnations from scalloped
paper German styles in the 1930s, to the crotchet styles favored by
hippies in the sixties, and the stretchy, neon colored favored by
Madonna and her wannabes in the 80s, today lace is even ripped and
dyed to suit the current zombie/monster trend infiltrating the

With her signature wink, Anna Sui managed to make lace look youthful
and fresh while Venexianna used it more traditionally for evening
cocktail dresses. Unlike virginal white, black lace is guaranteed to
look sophisticated and just a bit mysterious.


Picture 33.pngJAPAN LEATHER


Models Clothing Descriptions:
-Lace 3/4 sleeve top
Second Chic
-maxi skirt with slit
Katie Gariepy
– bone necklace
Marilyn Hammer

-plaid button up shirt
Second Chic
-black shirt
Models own
-dark jeans
Models own

-leather jacket with silver hardware
Second chic
-black t-shirt
-black lace pants
Urban Outfitters
-bone necklace
Marilyn Hammer

-black and blue plaid button up
Second Chic
-black jeans
Models own

-vintage faux fur coat
-black lace dress
-bone necklace
Marilyn Hammer

– leather jacket
Models own
-plaid button up
Second Chic

Body piece
Marilyn hammer

-leather jacket with pockets
Urban Outfitters
-lace maxi skirt
-high leather boots
Victoria’s Secret

-leather jacket
Model’s own
-plaid button up
Second Chic
-black tee
Model’s own

-vintage red plaid blazer
-bone necklace
Marilyn Hammer
-velvet and tulle dress
-knee high leather boots
Victoria’s Secret

-black button up shirt
Lip service (Los Angeles)

Second Chic
810 elmwood ave, buffalo, NY

Marilyn Hammer

Katie Gariepy

Urban outfitters
1 walden galleria drive, buffalo, ny

Victoria’s Secret
1 walden galleria drive, buffalo, ny

1 walden galleria drive, buffalo, ny

1833 elmwood ave, buffalo, ny


Lip service
130 south Anderson, Los Angeles, ca
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Cheryl Gorski | Photographer & Creative Director 716-903-0600 | | Also on Facebook specializing in: Fashion,
head shots/modeling/acting, editorial, portraits, bands/CD Press Kits,
corporate events, Web photography, runway

Alyssa Marzolf: Creative Assistant & Web Design | 716-861-1035 | | Photographer, graphic designer,

Bray Alexander:  Social Media Director | Specializing in online marketing, promotions,
social media marketing, advertising , photo, video.,
http:/, 716-598-2641.

Dani Weiser: Make-up Artist | |
716-348-1239 | Make-up teacher, weddings, TV, film, print, and SFX.
Hollywood Sunless Tanning, for appointments. Website is Please call for any questions.

Lucy Perrone-Mancuso: Prop Stylist | Owner of Moda 1509 Hertel Ave |
716-725-6636 | Specializing in accessories, antiques, jewelry,
furnishings, buy & sell, motion pictures/films, photo shoots.

Todd Warfield: Prop Stylist Extraordinaire | 716-289-1078 |
Specializing in special effects, production of designing and building
sets, theatre and photo shoots.

Michael Merisola: Set stylist & Expert in Antiques/Modern Furniture:
Owner of Coo Coo U 1478 Hertel Ave, Bflo | 716-432-6216 |

Andrew Brown: Hair & Make-up Stylist and owner of Salon Rouge | 700
Elmwood Ave 716-884-1020. Specializing in Up Do’s for weddings, color,
cuts, Halloween, runway, and photo shoots.

Kimberly Cohen: Creative Social & Media Director: Model/actress for movies, plays,
photography and films., Twitter: kmcohen,
Facebook: Kimberly Cohen

Stephen L. Phillips of The Lodge Auction House & Banquet Center 212
Cazenovia St. Buffalo NY 14210 | 716-826-0168
| Specializing in: Estate & Business Liquidation, Antique Consignment,
On-Site Auctions, Estate Sales

John Marfoglia: Prop Stylist specializing in antiques, art, vintage
men’s clothing, uniforms, instruments, gold buyers | 716-913-8549 | | 1484 Hertel Ave | Buffalo

Crystal Wicker : Fashion & Beauty Editor specializes in events,
concerts, and product reviews.

Nicole Ford: Style Editor specializes in fashion, runway, modeling, beauty
product reviews, and accessories.

Katie Gariepy: Stylist specializing in clothing design, styling for
photo shoots, movies, runway, window displays.

Marilyn Hammer: Stylist specializing in accessories, jewelry
designer, styling for photo shoots, movies, runway, and displays. Owner
of Adorned Immortal  716-906-9208

Kara Weymouth: Fashion & Trend editor specializing in runway
reviews, blogging, product testing, and events. Senior Style Blogger
StyleFixx  Founder & BloggerThe Bostonista

Francis Son: Technology Editor specializing in Photography, runway,
events, food,and studio. 312-972-3417

Steven Daniels: Make-up Artist specializing in fashion and commercial
photo shoots, film, runway,cuts.
Salon Manager at Hair To Go Natural 716-713-0094

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