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FUNARI NYFW Egyptian Goddess Collection!

The style Fashion Week showcased the stunning apparel that is inspired by the reminiscient Glory of Egypt, the ancient story telling of Belly dance, the romance of colors, the Adornment many woman have worn through time. 

The brand’s concept this season are comfy pieces that can be worn day and night while traveling through these beautiful places in the world such as Egypt, Greece, India, Italy, Spain and Dubai.

The Collection is completed with hand painted silks with foil, gold lurex, Exclusive Hand made French laces, hand dyed silk ribbons, vintage hand dyed fringes, trimmed with metallic italian python foil leather details.

Pups strutted the runway with the Maxine avenue NYC PUP collection  by Funari worn as Mini me jackets and dresses worn with models! The website is

The collection was directly influenced from days of glam rock of David Bowie & Queen but also Lady Gaga! The message of the line was peace love unite to the world!

The hieroglpyhic foiled fabric said peace love & funari in ancient writings. The fabric has a galactic swirl representing the chaos in the world. With all of the cyber bullying is see in this world FUNARI created it for her teen models who need protection in a world that asks children to face negativity and grow up too fast in a world of technology.

Their closing song by Gad Elbaz Lchaim was a bitter sweet ending to our show representing a cry for peace and love necessary in this chaotic world right now!


Lu Yang by Yang Lu at Nolcha Shows New York Fashion Week

Lulu attended Lu Yang by Yang Lu’s NYFW show at NOLCHA SHOWS at Industria.

Lulu with the designer Yang Lu

Designer Yang Lu with actor Tang Yu Zhe

The inspiration of LUYANG BY YANGLU SS18 collection is “FALL IN LOVE”.  The designer uses “Love” as the theme to express the emotional feelings of deep and passionate love. A flamingo is often referred as a metaphor of loyalty and faithfulness when comes to love. Colors such as red, white and blue and the geometric patterns derived from the shape of the flamingo have been incorporated and elaborated in this seasons collection.

Waves of folds, embroidery, printing, hanging ribbon and other techniques used in the design state love in a variety of forms and express vigorous vitality. The collection appeals to modern city girls and ecourages feelings of love at first sight. Love can make your heart flip; love can creat a feeling butterflies in the stomach; love can make your mind go crazy; love can make you passionate, innocent and pure; love can bring out the best in you. This collection encourages you to understand, to experience, and to love. Love until the end.


LULU was invited to do LIVE SKETCHES at Taoray Wang’s Fashion Show at NYFW

Lulu was invited to do the fashion live sketches

at Taoray Taoray NYFW fashion presentation

by Chinese designer Wang Tao.

In a perfect world, “change” has no place. However, we live in a world embroiled with differences and contradictions, making “change” central to our very being.

One could try to force opposites into uniformity, but, there is an alternative: to accept our differences and blend them homogenously. One person who believes in this principle, lives and breathes it and applies it to her work is Wang Tao.

With her diverse background spanning rich and global heritage from three continents, Wang Tao is a melting pot of contrasts into harmony.



Kimora Lee Simmons Spring Summer 18 from New York Fashion Week

Longtime designer, entrepreneur and philanthropist Kimora Lee Simmons unveiled her new Spring / Summer 2018 eponymous RTW collection today at New York Fashion week. The presentation casts the spotlight on Simmons’ daughter, Ming Lee Simmons, who at 17 is following in her mother’s footsteps as a model and burgeoning creative director. This season’s collection, staged at the iconic Bowery Hotel, plays off of the juxtaposition of strong, vivid color against softer, easier travel-ready styles designed to empower.

The color story and novelty fabrics from Spring / Summer 2018 are inspired by the vibrancy, textures and colors of Morocco. Colors such as desert pink, electric blue, sunrise orange, magenta, and medallion green bring this vibrant vision to fruition. Basket weave novelty silk, desert striped silk, multicolored tweed, embellished eyelet, Moroccan textured multicolor lace, and fringe stripe are all presented in her SS18 collection. Marrakesh’s gardens also serve as a reference portrayed throughout the collection, represented by chunky crystal accent flowers that seemingly come to life amidst the sounds of the presentation’s Moroccan drummer.

The Kimora Lee Simmons collection celebrates structured tailoring and body-conscious silhouettes. This collection marks a movement toward a hard-meets-soft focus on for the line, using Moroccan dresses as inspiration. Romantic, soft lines are met with traditional tailoring – it’s this cross section of structure and romantic, sexy lines that truly defines the Spring Summer 18 collection.

“My travels often serve as design inspiration, and today I place a higher value on travel than ever,” comments Simmons. “Whether it’s Marrakesh or Kenya, Paris or Houston, travel is essential to shaping your world view, and to empowering with awareness of how we each individually can make the world a better place.” Each season Simmons takes a dedicated approach to casting a multicultural and diverse group of models in an effort to promote inclusivity.

Kimora Lee Simmons and her daughter Ming just arrived back to NYC after spending time in Houston (along with Ming’s sister, Aoki and their brother, Kenzo), where the family pledged its support to those
worst-affected by the devastating flooding from Hurricane Harvey. In partnership with The Unmentionables (, a non-profit whose specific purpose is to provide undergarments and personal hygiene items to displaced people worldwide, Kimora Lee Simmons visited Houston September 9th-10th to help hand out these necessities to those in greatest need. This humanitarian aid comes in addition to a $25,000 donation to support The Unmentionables’ lasting charitable efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.

About Kimora Lee Simmons

Raised in a northern suburb of St. Louis, Kimora was quickly embraced by the fashion community. Her arrival onto the modeling scene at age 14 featured an exclusive contract with Chanel as a muse for Karl Lagerfeld, along with multiple magazine covers across the world. Her modeling career was followed by Simmons’ success in building Baby Phat into a powerhouse brand as Creative Director, and then in 2007 she took over as both Creative Director and President for its parent group, Phat Fashions owned by Kellwood Company.

Launched in 2013, the Kimora Lee Simmons collection is showing remarkable growth despite headwinds in the retail industry. In the past year alone, the KIMORA LEE SIMMONS brand has tripled its department store doors with locations in Bloomingdales, the newly-launched Designer Dress Gallery at Lord & Taylor in New York, many independents, as well as on Kimora penned Fabulosity: What It Is and How to Get It, published by Harper Entertainment, and also launched a plethora of successful fragrances. She starred in her eponymous reality TV show, Kimora: Life in the Fab Lane, via the Style Network.

She has established the Kimora Lee Simmons Scholarship Fund for students at FIT pursuing careers in fashion (bolstered by a commendable personal donation of one million dollars to the cause) and is an active supporter of Amfar, The G&P Foundation, Keep a Child Alive, Hetrick-Martin Institute, Rush Philanthropic and The Unmentionables.



This year, the Chinese designer to showcase her work Yiwei Xu made her NYFW debut when her All Comes From Nothing runway show premiered at Industria on September 8th.


LULU did the live sketch at ACFN fashion show.


All Comes From Nothing (ACFN) is women’s wear created by artist and designer Eva Yiwei Xu. ACFN is dedicated to women with creative lifestyles. 


The ACFN woman is determined to experience life and the world as it is. No longer lost on finding who she is or how to be, she has reached a point in her life where she knows herself deeply. With her rooted identity, she welcomes everything in life with open arms. Both pleasant and challenging moments are savored equally since each play a special role in life’s deep unfolding.


Some of the names used to describe her are photographer, designer, author, artist, baker, florist, painter, composer, or playwright. She is between late 20 and early 50, or at least her heart is always young. She is very dedicated to her creative work. Her studio is where a myriad of adventures take place. She dares to venture into ideas unexplored by many. As a strong individual, the ACFN woman is not victimized by fashion.  Clothing does not place an identity on her; rather, her overall essence defines the style. The ACFN woman creates for life. She is artistic, elegant, intuitive and adventurous. Fashion is an accomplice, not her calling card.


Inspired by the Chinese philosophy of simplicity and Minimalism art, ACFN designs combine the softness and draping found in natural fabrics with geometric shapes, creating versatile and unique looks. Each ACFN piece yields to the essence of the individual, allowing their inner identity to shine.