Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Ann Lansing: More Behind A Belt Designer

In late June, I sat down with Ann Lansing to have our monthly meeting on PR and other stuff like how cute her kids are. Towards the middle of meeting, she began telling me a story I only thought happened on Lifetime TV. I won't give away the whole story ( you can read it in this issue of People, Clay Aiken is on the cover) but the whole idea of it just made me melt.

Annie is adopted, and recently reconnected with her birth mother and birth father. They were never married to each other and actually were estranged due to her mother sending her away when she found out she was pregnant. She was 17. This story had chills running from my toes to my hair, and as PR professional, I asked her if I could take this to select press. Well, People picked it up immediately; the editor was just as moved as I was which made me feel that much better about my outreach to them. They weren’t in it to exploit the family, but also to share in the joy. As Annie tells me, “The reason we wanted to share this, was to pay it forward and give hope to other split families that are out there.” I couldn’t agree more.

Annie also has designated her Celtic buckle as a symbol of her reconnected family. The never-ending loops gives a sense of interconnectedness and a life that is cyclical. So, its not just a belt you are buying, its a piece of Annie's life. http://www.annlansing.com/

San & Soni have the Midas Touch

Designers Inderjeet and Sonali Singh are the genius behind the San & Soni collection. Inderjeet and Sonali are both North India natives, but met while studying at the Fashion Institute of Technology 10 years ago. Combining Inderjeet's technical expertise at handling fabrics and Sonali's design skills, the pair have created a collection that sold out within the first week of their debut. The name San & Soni come from their nicknames; "San" for Inderjeet and "Soni" for Sonali. Since the weather is always a drab during winter, toss out those LBD's and black ensembles, and shimmer in gold from the San & Soni collection. Shine in this twisted knot dress (left) or add gold touches with the Triangle or Circle sequin blouses (bottom). While everyone is digging in the dark ages for this season, create a gold rush in your closet with San & Soni.

Go to http://www.sanandsoni.com/ for more from the San & Soni collection.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Adriana Carador and Angela Horton Trunk Show

You ( yes, you!) are cordially invited to indulge yourself at the exclusive "Lux and Plush" Adriana Carador and Angela Horton Trunk Show.

Date: Thursday, September 25th, 2008

Time: 6:00p - 8:00p

Location: 166 East 63rd Street, suite 6K

Treat yourself to Adriana Carador's new Fall collection of posh jewels and get wrapped up in Angela Horton's lavish women's coats, cashmere blankets, and capes.
Don't keep this event to yourself, make sure you let your friends in on the secret. We look forward to seeing you there!

For inquiries please contact Kick PR/ kate@kickpr.com

Kick Public Relations 419 Lafayette New York, NY 10003 646.723.3322

Stay in the Loop

Finding the right belt can be difficult. That's why we are loving Ann Lansing. She is fab new belt designer who creates pieces that can adapt with any outfit. The bonus? All of her belts are not only reversible but the buckles are also interchangeable. Ann Lansing takes fine Italian leather straps in hot reversible colors such as pink/tangerine, gold/silver, black/red, and pairs them with handcrafted reversible buckles such as the Shou (pictured above), Phoenix (pictured below), The Wave, and many more. Talk about getting the best style for your buck. They're great travel items, so you chic jetsetters can save room in your suitcases for all of your new souvenirs. This is one belt collection you can wrap yourself around in all season.

Price: $100-$200

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Robin Rotenier's Cufflinks Caught on Flypaper

Paris-born jewelry and accessories designer, Robin Rotenier, is generating a lot of buzz with his collection for women and men. Most recently, his cufflinks were given honorable mention on Bluefly's blog, Flypaper. With the holiday season fast approaching ladies, you don't have to look far to know what to get that special man in your life.

New Convertible and Steering Wheel Cufflinks. $595.

A Slithering Obsession

Kickin' lux jewelry designer Adriana Carador was featured as an Obsession (August 28th) in Fashion Week Daily. Her fab snake ring definitely wraps itself around your finger. Designed with yellow gold, over 2 carats of diamonds, and topped with a pink tourmaline head, it's the only reptile us fashionistas want to hold in our hand.
Snake Ring. $5,000