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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.


BetsyElisa Inc’s annual Pre-Fashion Week Beauty Bar

Here are the photos from Betsy Elisa Inc’s pre-fashion week beauty bar~


“We all want to look our best,

but making time for ourselves is a daily challenge.

Now, you can look beautiful on demand

– anytime and anywhere – with BetsyElisa Beauty.”


Perfect for today’s on-the-go woman who’s seriously short on time, BetsyElisa Beauty is like having your very own glam squad right there at your beck and call. BetsyElisa Beauty‘s talented team includes some of the most skilled leaders in the beauty industry, and all are hand-selected to give you professional results at your convenience. Learn more at

BetsyElisa is a on demand hair and makeup service, offering a variety of beauty services! From weddings to private parties, you’ll look your absolute best with hair and makeup by BetsyElisa Beauty.


The Cure for Winter Skin

Is it me or does it feel like Winter here on the East coast is just getting started? I hate the way my skin feels in the winter! Today I noticed how dry my hands were even after I put on lotion this morning. Winter months may be dull and dry, but your skin shouldn’t be. Avoid rough, cracked hands, feet and lips with hydrating ingredients and good for you products. Rituals and PUR have you covered to keep your skin feeling smooth and soft in no time.

Winter months may be dull and dry, but your skin shouldn’t be. Avoid rough, cracked hands, feet and lips with hydrating ingredients and good for you products. Rituals and PUR have you covered to keep your skin feeling smooth and soft in no time.


The Ritual of Sakura Magic Touch Body Cream 
$33, and Rituals Stores in NYC
This rich, velvety whipped body cream will deeply nourish your skin. Vitamin E, Antioxidants and Centella Asiatica combined with the sweet fragrance of Cherry Blossom and Rice Milk, will strengthen your skin, leaving it revitalized and silky soft.
Rituals Heavenly Hammam Bath Oil 
$19, and Rituals Stores in NYC
Treat yourself to a relaxing, hot bath after a cold winter day. This calming bath oil is rich in Vitamin E and Argan Oil that will relax your body and purify the soul. It will soften and hydrate long after you dry off.


The Ritual of Dao Night Balm 
$17, and Rituals in Stores in NYC
Get your hands the beauty sleep they deserve. The new night balm contains Shea Butter and Yi-Yi Ren to transform your skin by the time you wake up, leaving them soft and ready to take on the day.


PUR Blue Agave Mask 
Keep your face energized and hydrated with PUR’s Blue Agave Mask. Full of Green Tea, Ginseng and Vitamin B, this turquoise peel-off mask helps stimulate the skin’s metabolism for a look of plumper and refreshed skin. The cooling sensation and uplifting scent will leave your skin feeling totally revived.


PUR Velvet Matte Liquid Lipstick
Dump those dry matte lipsticks. PUR’s new Velvet Liquid Lipsticks provide lavish lip color in an innovative mousse texture and coats lips with a smooth flawless finish. The formula doesn’t flake or dry lips, keeping your lips soft and kissable through the winter.

Hakan Akkaya Is the New ‘Cool-Kid’ Of American Fashion

New York, NY –Famed Turkish designer, Hakan Akkaya, made his New York Fashion Week debut on day two of NYFW: The Shows, instantly becoming the new “cool-kid” of fashion with his all-black collection that ripped any notion of black being ‘basic’ to shreds. Known internationally for his chic and uber edgy designs, Hakan Akkaya’s Fall/Winter 2017 runway showcased pieces that were sexy, edgy and questioned societal norms.  Hakan Akkaya’s collection emphasized “Sporty Couture” featuring both men’s and womenswear. Black dominated the collection, but silver zippers, harnesses, ruffled details, velvets, denim and metallic fabrics created stunning visual effects as the collection rolled down the runway.

The show began with fiery red lights saturating the runway as guest awaited with bated breath for the designer’s newest collection. Turkish supermodel and celebrity  Cagla Sikel opened the show, setting the tone for the sexy, chic ensembles that followed.

The collection entitled “Freedom” examined social issues through rich textures and jaw-dropping silhouettes that exuded a sense of the designer’s comfort and celebration of sexual, racial and gender equality.
Stand out women’s pieces in the collection included a slinky, red-carpet worthy, metallic gunmetal sheer evening dress with a harmonious juxtaposition of soft and hard features including leather belted details and a ruffled bodice. Gorgeous slim leg pants with zipper and ruffle accents were paired perfectly with an asymmetric sheer top over a velvety-cropped halter.

Guests were treated to a full men’s collection as well full of harnesses, belted coats and bondage themed garments that were tailored, but maintained an effortless ‘badass’ vibe.

The designer’s ability combine seemingly over-the-top design details into masterful wardrobe pieces was evident in every design. His bold and audacious choices displayed the perfect amount of restraint leading to a catwalk full of edgy, yet perfectly tailored silhouettes.

In a time when human rights and liberties are in jeopardy around the world, Hakan Akkaya used his fashion and art to make a statement that freedom is something that should be a right to all human beings regardless of their religion, race, background or sexual orientation. A male and female model sauntered down the runway in Hakan designed “Burka-esque” pieces that were added to the collection to support this statement of freedom and gender equality. The audience reaction to the show was palpable and after the shows conclusion crowds swarmed the entrance to the runway hoping to get a peek backstage and an up-close-and-personal view of the new “it” designer.

About Hakan Akkaya

Hakan Akkaya, professional fashion designer for 16 years, left his education in Bilkent University  (Architecture) to study Fashion Design at İstasyon Art Academy. After graduation, he started working as Design Department Manager for leading brands including Boyner Holding, Altınyıldız, Sarar among others within the Turkish textile industry. In 2010,he established his own atelier and firm. In 2012, he had the honor of becomi the first Turkish designer in “Who’s Next Paris” and “Bread & Butter” exhibitions. In addition to having served as a Consultant for the ITHIB (Istanbul Textile and Raw Materials Exporters Association), Akkaya also arranged and presented ITHIB’s 9th, 10th and 11th International Fabric Design Contests.


NYFW Events Open To The Public

New York Fashion Week is a bi-annual celebration of fashion, beauty, art and culture! You don’t have to be a model or designer to get in on all the fun. Here are a few NYFW events open to the general public!


Please join Banana Republic and Global Style Ambassador Olivia Palermo to celebrate the launch of the Banana Republic x Olivia Palermo Pop-up Shop on Thursday, February 9 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Banana Republic SoHo store. The pop-up will reflect Palermo’s iconic style from both an interiors and fashion perspective, including personal touches that make the experience unique to her sensibility. To top off the festivities, Banana Republic will be offering #BRSTYLERIDE, a luxury lift between select Banana Republic stores within New York from 12:00 -8:00 p.m. courtesy of BMW. Customers can get a ride in style with proof of purchase or use of #BRSTYLERIDE on social media.


Free Holly Nichols Sketch

If you always put in the extra effort to look chic as hell, now’s your time to shine! Instagram sketcher extraordinaire Holly Nichols teams with Triumph Hotels to offer gratis fashion illustrations (by appointment only) at four locations (the Library Room at Hotel Chandler, Hotel Belleclaire, Hotel Edison Lobby and the Iroquois Library). Nichols uses inspiration from your ensemble and aesthetic to draw your own effortlessly cool portrait, and trust us, it will definitely become your new profile picture.


Hair Talks. Make Your Statement. But first, John Frieda Hair Care… and your morning coffee. Look for the John Frieda Hair Care Hair Talks – Make Your Statement truck throughout the city for a cup of joe, special offers, product samples and some lucky patrons will receive tickets to a private concert.




In honor of the year’s most romantic holiday, Prova Pizzabar at Grand Central Terminal will be offering a complimentary Heart-Shaped Nutella Pizza with the purchase of two glasses of Prosecco. This special will be available for lunch and dinner for one week only: Tuesday, February 7th to Tuesday, February 14th.



Saks Fifth Avenue is teaming up with Samantha and YSL beauty in time for Valentine’s Day to help you “Perfect Your Pucker!” On Wednesday, February 8, from 6-8PM, Samantha will be at Saks Downtown, sharing tips on how to make a good first impression on date night and how to get that first kiss, while YSL makeup artists demonstrate lip techniques for achieving an “Oh So Kissable” look.



Studio Art Intensive Final Exhibitions: Beverly Bachtle Pinzon & Michele Rave Grassani

Please join us for the opening reception of the Studio Art Intensive Final Exhibitions, featuring work by Beverly Bachtle Pinzon and Michele Rave Grassani. The reception is open to the public and free to attend. On view until March 4th, 2017.



On the Heels of Anniesa Hasibuan’s Groundbreaking NYFW Show

Acclaimed Indonesian Designer, Anniesa Hasibuan, is known for her stunning detail work and modest-wear separates that can be mixed and matched in endless combinations will head to Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Doha on the heels of her New York Fashion Week success gaining recognition from CNN, ELLE, Cosmopolitan, Huffington Post, Popsugar, Refinery 29, Teen Vogue, Yahoo!, USA Today and many more. Hasibuan’s Doha debut will take place at the Hilton Doha with an exclusive red carpet opening at 6:30pm.


In partnership with IFG (Indonesian Fashion Gallery), the talented 30-year-old designer is expanding her reach to Doha after successfully showing all over the globe including New York, London and Paris. She was inspired to create a Spring/Summer 2017 collection that would break boundaries and crossover to mainstream fashion with mix and match separates in an earthy color palette of neutrals, peaches and greens that can be worn with our without a hijab.

Mix and match creativity birthed the collection of layered coats, joggers, tunics and beaded kimonos. For the motifs, Anniesa uses tied and batik printing techniques giving the collection a distinctive flair. Exquisite embellishments elevate the apparel pieces into beyond-belief spectacular ensembles complete with a little added edge. Heavy beading and logo-adorned hijabs complimented each tailored jacquard suit or flowing kimono and tunic combination seamlessly.


The theme for this collection, ‘Jakarta’, drew inspiration from the people in the designer’s hometown. According to Anniesa Hasibuan, Jakarta occupants have unique style because they originate from many different indigenous tribes and foreign backgrounds.  Each piece in the collection features exquisite fabrics including metallic, intense beadwork and embroidery details.


Anniesa Hasibuan is thrilled to present her Spring/Summer 2017 collection to the Doha audience. After receiving international praise from a phenomenal New York Fashion Week debut, the young designer will expand to countless untapped markets this season.



Anniesa Hasibuan is born in Jakarta, July 30 1986. She is the wife of a young entrepreneur, Andika Surachman. After some time, Anniesa began a new hobby and dove in to the fashion world. Initially, she designed outfits for herself but as time went by she began designing for the close friends. In the early portion of 2015, Anniesa along with her husband’s support took a huge step into the fashion world.

Her passion in the fashion world drove her to her first big runway debut in London, which is one of the four fashion capitals in the world. Her design was welcomed in London, she then began taking fashion designing courses in London to enhance her uprising career. Anniesa’s collection is currently available at IFG (Indonesia Fashion Gallery) in New York City to expand her voice.


Instagram: @anniesahasibuan