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Episode 8 of Hip New Jersey

 
Hey #HipNJ! Episode 8 of Hip New Jersey features celebrity designers, goat yoga, a behavioral health fundraiser, and a tour of The Gathering Shops!
 
Lisa Marie Latino was delighted to speak with Christian Siriano who has had the pleasure of working with celebrities such as Nicki Minaj, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, and Lisa Marie’s favorite singer, Kelly Clarkson! They spoke together at #TheGatheringShops which is a collection of designer brands, curated by Anna Maria Sandegran. Brands featured at #TheGatheringShops include the following:
 
Fun Socks: a trendy sock brand made for all styles including leisure, business, parties and anything in between!
Digmi: A dream-chasing, confident, lifestyle brand founded by Ray “Digmi” Navarrete, a New-Jersey raised, former professional baseball player.
Nina Jarebrink: “a favorite among top stylists and edgy celebrities who all love the tailored elegance and demure sexiness of her clothes and accessories.”
 
Lisa Marie also interviewed Aisha from Aisha RTW in the #HipNJ studio. They discussed her ‘ready-to-wear’ brand which is “about celebrating life and inviting people to take part in this celebration of life and all it offers.” The Aisha brand features women’s ready-to-wear dresses, capes, coats, handbags and scarves.
 
Lisa Marie spoke with Kristin Broek and Taryn Lagonigro, owners of Iris Mind and Body in Cedar Grove, about their company and the latest craze hitting the fitness industry…goat yoga! Their quirky goat yoga activity was started as a way to make yoga fun and exciting for newcomers. This activity sounds like a great a way to unload some stress and venture out of your comfort zone! 
 
#HipNJ also was in attendance for the Trinitas Health Foundation’s #PeaceOfMind event, which benefitted renovations to the Behavioral Health Facility at Trinitas Medical Center. The evening featured Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy and Journalist Jack Ford as guest speakers. It was very nice to be a part of such a great cause!
 
You’ll be able to watch on HomeTowne TV, NJ on AIR or on HipNewJersey.com.
 
Happy Holidays!

Holiday Hip List 2018: Paws Paws Miami

The Hip Lists Maria Falzo is here to tell you about her gift picks for the holidays!

Paws Paws Miami helps dogs, cats and piglets manifest their real personalities through clothing and accessories, for the extra happiness of their humans.

The pet boutique, which started as a kiosk in front of the ocean in Miami, just released its Christmas and Winter collections, available online.

“We get very meticulous about the designs we develop and the ones we curate. This jacket is no doublt the best one I have seen in the pet industry up to date” said the owner.

The “Upside Down” winter vest has a fur flap that can be used at the bottom legs, or at the neck for a more fancy look. It’s super light and it adjusts to the body for perfect comfort.

For more information, visit www.Pawspawsmiami.com.

Follow #HipNJ on FacebookTwitter and Instagram to learn how to win one of your own!

Holiday Hip List 2018: Aisha RTW

#HipNJ’s Lisa Marie Latino recently met with Aisha, owner of Aisha RTW. The Aisha brand is based in NJ and consists of hand made, ready to wear dresses, coats, capes, scarves and handbags. The items are all made with fine Italian materials offering superior quality. Aisha explains that she completed her master’s in Italy and grew to love the Italian fabrics, which is why that’s all she uses for now.  

“We want women to put on the dresses and feel amazing”, Aisha says.

These products are made for women who want to be comfortable, yet luxurious and fashionable. They are for women who want simplicity with a pop of pizazz. The versatility of the clothing appeals to just about any type of woman there is. 

Aisha told Lisa, “When you feel amazing, you look amazing. Its not just about the dress, its about how you feel in the dress.” 

This resonated with me because I’ve always been told, “When you look amazing, you feel amazing”, but I like the way Aisha puts it much better.  How you feel is more important than how you look. Anyone can throw on a beautiful dress and look extremely beautiful on the outside while feeling uncomfortable and self conscious on the inside.  

Every woman should have at least one Aisha RTW item in their closet if they want to be comfortable, versatile and fashionable! For more information, visit AishaRTW.com.

Follow #HipNJ on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to learn how to win a Aisha RTW scarf!