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Kingpins Show Presents: Trend

#HipNJ had the pleasure of attending Kingpins exclusive fashion presentation in NYC, Denim Trends, for their S/S 2019 season! The event featured an installation of garments using in-season fabrics, and we were nothing short of impressed at all the gorgeous looks we could find!


A view of the simultaneously gorgeous & edgy setup.

Boutique Bazaar: The spotlight on the Middle East that drove last season’s fascination with re-worked Arabic typefaces further evolves this season to drive a more sophisticated, sun-bleached desert-inspired summer story. Time-worn textiles marry with ultra-faded indigos, cementing this as the season’s true vintage denim theme. Explore authentic artisanal crafts and techniques including border prints, Islamic geometric, hand-loomed blanket stripes & tufted surfaces.”

Shirt: Aruind, Pants: Cazik

Summer Goth: The Noughties is the new era everyone is drawing inspiration from, due to the recent obsession with the near-nostalgia. Maligned subcultures of the decade collide: emo-heroes such as Marilyn Manson & trash-fashion icons Paris Hilton and Ed Hardy mix with Y2K race references to create a new susubversive anti-cool look. Tap into musical genres of the era, including nu-metal, goth and grunge to influence both styling, detail and surface. Punched and deconstructed denim is paired with bootlegged metal typefaces and patches, S&M gothic detailing and grunge-inspired destroyed plaids.”

Our favorite presentation we came upon (among the many!) was by Amy Leverton of Denim Dudes.

Denim Dads: Just when you thought it couldn’t get any more normal…Drawing inspiration from the mundane, this story evolves from the anti-fashion movement epitomized by norm core & athleisure. Taking elements of last season’s youth-driven sports-casual styling & mixing it with sensible apparel, Denim Dads encompasses a look that references suburban middle-aged dad style. This is a story all about wardrobe essentials: the regular 5-pocket jeans, the practical cagoule, the ugly sneaker, the blazer, and the basic tee.”

We definitely recommend perusing Kingpins’ website – you might find some inspiration!

Bloomingdale’s Fall Fashion Preview

#HipNJ attended a  fall fashion preview with Bloomingdale’s Short Hills and Dawn Del Russo at #ShortHillsMall.

Dawn gave some extraordinary fall fashion tips and showed us a ton of up-and-coming styles. Check them out below.

1. You NEED a bomber jacket this fall!bomber

2. Bow blouses are in.bloom6

3. These leather skirts will definitely be making an appearance in our closets.skirts

4. You can easily dress up or down a velvet blazer, especially in the luxe color of the season- wine!bloom7
5. Check out these pink velvet pumps, courtesy of Sarah Jessica Parker!bloom5
6. You can never have enough velvet. Don’t believe us? Check out this high-neck velvet dress.bloom2
7. Want to have some fun this fall? Animal print and cut-outs are the way to go!bloom4
8. Faux-fur is back in a big way!bloom

Dawn Del Russo is a celebrity on-air fashion & lifestyle expert. She is the CEO of the trendy Bella Dawn boutique and author of 101 Glam Girl Ways to an Ultra Chic Lifestyle.

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Conforti Couture DIY Earrings

Conforti Couture’s Angela Conforti, a local jewelry and clothing designer based in Northern New Jersey, stopped by the #HipNJ studio to show us how to make one of her cool DIY designs.

According the official website, Angela started Conforti Couture to encourage women to be different and to standout against the norm.

Lately, in high fashion, little fur pompoms have been really popular. So, Conforti decided to make fun earrings in a similar fashion.

The right tools, yarn, and the chain are all you need. The materials come up to a total of only $24.

Step 1: Loop it!

“We start off with one end, and then you just start turning.”

Step 2: Tie it!

“You want to make sure it’s nice and tight.”

Step 3: Cut it!

“Go through all those loops and cut them.”

Step 4: Shape it!

“You cut the extra, and shape it the way you want to.”

Step 5: Chain it!

“I am going to figure out how much I want on my chain.”

We cannot believe Conforti was able to craft a pair of earrings in less than five minutes. “If you have a vision, you can bring it to life, and that’s what I try to do,” she says.

Why does Conforti love DIY jewelry? She is savvy, doesn’t like to spend a lot of money, and always finds herself thinking that she can create the fashion she sees. “Why can’t I make something and say that it came from me as opposed to other people?” To her, that is the best thing to be able to do.

Conforti does a lot of custom orders, as well as craft fairs. To learn more and place your very own order, check out her Facebook and website.