Brand Alert: Urban Zen by Donna Karan

The end of an era – Fashion veteran and stylist-to-the-stars Donna Karan steps down as chief designer for her eponymous brand after 30 years at the helm.

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DKNY’s Resort 15 campaign!

Donna says the original idea for Urban Zen came to her several decades ago. She says she had this extremely defined vision of what she wanted to do: create a place and a space in the middle of the city that would be the calm in the chaos.

She says she had always gone away to find the calm – it seemed easier to search for it on the outside, in nature, away from the noise and chaos of an urban life.

 “I have spent decades dressing people. Now I want to address them.”


“I have spent decades dressing people.
Now I want to address them.”

Urban Zen is a philosophy of living by Donna Karan. It is the calm in the chaos of life. A way of giving. An effortless dance of emotion, personality and lifestyle. Timeless. Seasonless. Endlessly expressive. A connection of mind, body and spirit. Touched and inspired by cultures and craftsmen from around the world.

This seemed too exciting for me not to explore, and I logged onto our trusted friend, Google. Boy! Was I blown away!  Her brand encompasses everything you could possibly think of; Clothing, Home Decor beauty and Jewelry!!

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A peek from her home decor collection – I’m absolutely loving these candle stands!

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Her minimal take on things leaves me breathless!

This is tempting me to redesign my room!

This is tempting me to redesign my room!

Whats more exciting is her philosophy – to preserve, ensure well being and empower!

Our goal is to help cultures maintain their natural essence and identity in the face of globalization. We connect with programs that help communities preserve their unique cultural and spiritual values. We celebrate their creativity and craft to allow their sustainability.

The goal is to help cultures maintain their natural essence and identity in the face of globalization and connect with programs that help communities preserve their unique cultural and spiritual values. They truly celebrate their creativity and craft to allow their sustainability.

The focus is to change the current healthcare paradigm to include integrative medicine and promote patient advocacy

The focus is to change the current healthcare paradigm to include integrative medicine and promote patient advocacy

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The Mission is to care for children’s well-being and give them the tools to face obstacles and opportunities with love, compassion & strength. We collaborate with existing children’s organizations and create programs to enhance their spiritual, physical and emotional growth.

Donna, you truly are an inspiration and cant wait to come explore one of your stores!

4 Trends I Loved at New York Fashion Week!

The New York Fashion Week Frenzy finally came to an end this weekend.

But I still Can’t get over some of the amazing trends displayed this by some of my favourite designers as they showcased their latest Spring Summer 2015 collections.

Here’s a look at the 4 trends I LOVED this season:

1) Ralph Lauren Goes Chic Safari

It was a very Maharajah-meets-Out-of-Africa scene that was displayed on the runway. Typically haute safari gear was showcased for the wilds of the Hamptons.

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2) Marc Jacobs Reinvents The Military Uniform

This season Marc Jacobs gives a new twist to an old form. He adds an element of Utilitarianism for the traditional Military uniform. It was all about uniforms on the runway. What stood out for me however was the absolute detailing with the use of embellishment.Absolutely loved this collection!

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3) Diane Von Furstenberg Brings Back Checks

DVF never fails to impress, this time was no exception! Côte d’Azur was the starting point for the new collection and it all fell into place thereafter. The checks print was seen in galore on the runway and it was an absolute HIT!

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4) Donna Karan Displays The Structured Bra

This season was one of Karan’s most vital collections in a while: vibrant, uncomplicated, desirable, it was that and much more! The structured bra was a sure shot HIT!

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