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Model Elettra Wiedemann Launches Pop-up Restaurant For NY Fashion Week

By admin | February 10, 2012

Photo: thenewyooxer

Photo: thenewyooxer

We don’t often think about food when we think of fashion and models. If anything, we usually think quite the opposite, as in avoidance of food. These same thoughts have led to much criticism in the fashion industry for overly-thin models and eating disorders. Pressure from the fashion industry, inappropriate food choices, and unavailability of good food options during fashion shows lead to poor eating by models, says Isabella Rossellini’s model daughter, Elettra Wiedemann. This is why Wiedemann is launching a pop-up restaurant for four days during NY Fashion Week at Robert’s Restaurant at the Museum of Arts and Design from February 11th to 14th.

According to Daily Mail UK, the pop-up named Goodness was started by Elettra in order to “accentuate the importance of mentors and maintaining balance when it comes to outside interests,” including her own interest of proper nutrition and health. The pop-up will feature 4 top chefs, including Mario Batali, Leo Forneas of Robert, Alain Allegretti of La Promenade des Anglais and Julian Medina of Toloache, serving up cuisines from Italian to Mexican. Read More

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Street Fashion: An Interview With Robin’s Jeans

By admin | October 6, 2011

Robin's Jean Logo

By: Melaina Gasbarrino

During the month of October, We’re featuring all aspects of street and urban culture, everything from food and fashion, to music and art. Today, we’re featuring some of the hottest jeans that can be seen all over the streets today, Robin’s Jeans.

Robin’s Jean designer, Robin Chretien had a vision many years ago. Now, after five years of developing the denim brand, Robin’s Jean, the company continues to flourish. Read More

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My Signature Shoe Collection for MOZO

By admin | September 27, 2011

MOZO shoes

We’ve featured numerous fashion articles on my site this month and how fashion relates to food. If MOZO shoes aren’t a great example of the combination of the two, then I don’t know what is! MOZO is an extraordinary line of high performance footwear designed, not only for chefs, but for all those who want comfort while working a high demand job on your feet. I’m honored to be a part of their latest collection called “Chef Cabinet.” Along with fellow Chefs Aaron Sanchez and Chris Cosentino, I worked with them to design my own line of signature chef shoes. Read More

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Food-Inspired Jewelry: The Next Big Craze

By admin | September 22, 2011

Photo: Ana Miranda

Photo: Ana Miranda

By: Melaina Gasbarrino

Jewelry will always be a thing of the past, present, and future. It is something we all stay afloat on the latest trends in hopes finding new ways to adorn ourselves. What has now become the new craze for food and jewelry lovers alike is food-inspired jewelry. Gone are the days of your children making you cereal necklaces, and in is purchasing a piece of jewelry that has gained inspiration from your children’s unique interpretations of what jewelry is.

Various artists from around the world have taken a liking to diving into the food-inspired jewelry movement and have been ever so successful in doing so. Read More

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The Art of Food Styling: Tricks of the Trade

By Melaina Gasbarrino | September 20, 2011

Photo: Dave Shea

Photo: Dave Shea

Have you ever wondered how billboards, magazines, websites, commercials and cookbooks make food look so delicious and meticulously perfect? It is all thanks to food stylists around the world. A food stylist is someone who prepares and masters the art of creating the perfect dish all in the name of good photography. A food stylist needs to be able to translate the perception of aroma, appeal, and taste to the viewer’s eye in one photo. Certainly an art form! Read More

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Fashion That Changes Lives

By admin | September 19, 2011

Photo: OhNo!Doom Collective

Photo: OhNo!Doom Collective

We all know there are those in the world who are suffering because of high poverty levels and poor economic times; but thankfully, there are companies who are ready to change that all. Companies around the globe have been devising and implementing plans to create unique pieces of clothing, accessories, and footwear to enhance the lives of those less fortunate. Sustainability is also the new fashion craze, and many clothing companies are not only looking for ways to be environmentally sustainable, but also in ways to help sustain people throughout the world as well. Read More

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The Culinary Fashion: Embracing Practicality

By admin | September 14, 2011

Photo: N A I T

Photo: N A I T

By: Dylan Rodgers

During this month of fashion focus, I’d like to turn your extravagant, aesthetic-centered eye towards a fashionable get-up born from practicality and necessity.  Some have forgotten the importance of being fashionably practical with their skyscraping high-heels and pants sliding endlessly lower down the legs, making the simple act of walking an arduous task.  Focusing on function doesn’t have to produce drab, boring rags.  When done right, clothing can be a perfect medium between aesthetic and function­- a harmonic balance of fashion and uniform.  One shining example of this is the Chef’s Uniform. Read More

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Food and Fashion: An Interview with Designer Brittany My Linh Vu

By admin | September 13, 2011

Brittany's Show

By: Ashley Bode

Manhattan is known just as much for fashion design as it is for food. During New York Fashion Week, the city shows off its finest designs and those visiting can see how well the two industries complement one another. It is the opportunity to be reminded of roots and traditions, and how they inspire all aspects of our life.

Case in point: Brittany My Linh Vu; a spit-fire personality and budding fashion designer from Charlotte, North Carolina.  Read More

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