These are Luis Morais new colleciton!!!
Luis uses a variety of power stones for this collection, and each stone beaded shape is his original design. We will receive this new collection very soon. So please check back with us!
In addition our Atelier will open very soon! We've just made a leasing contract for our private line. It will be AR designing & press room, also photo studio for our web site. We'll show you our special new ALOHA RAG Atelier very soon!
I found a few interesting photos from my camera the other day. Here are some photos for you...
This car is displayed in the boutique Merci in Paris. Can you see the liberty flower print on the car? The shop is nice with a lot wide space...more than I expected. They will donate some potion of sales to support children in Madagascar.
111 Boulevard Beaumarchais, Paris, 75003
These COMME des GARCONS x Repetto collaboration shoes, are sharp.
@ the Dries Van Noten showroom
Check it out Dries Van Noten's Military Jacket...... It's so cute!
I picked the military style items this season, instead of basic prints.
I will be visiting Balenciaga and YSL, and then I'll be back in New York!
Great news!!! COMME des GARCONS will be arriving in our New York Store this Fall Winter.
The front part is a basic trench style, and the back resembles a knitted cardigan. This COMME des GARCONS short coat is totally amazing!
The photo below is one of Ann Demeulemeester's latest item.
We have been carrying Ann Demeulemeester for four (4) years, but we have never seen RED in their clothing line. Pictured above is a new fit model in their showroom, and..... she is my type!
And then the Marin Margiela Home Collection.
We ordered some items for Spring Summer, unfortunately they weren't able to ship this season. But don't worry, we will have Fall Winter collection.
Please look forward to seeing them soon!
I visited Tranoi on my first day in Paris. LANVIN and Thomas Wylde on my second days. I saw Paula (Thomas Wylde Designer) during my appointment. I was so glad to see her again, she has great energy as always.
↓ Attention please! Madonna will wear this dress for the Oscar awards... And we will carry this dress next season.
Always Thomas Wylde shoes and bags have studded characters. The next season will come with cone studs.
To be continued.... my Paris buying tour!
We will start our photo shoots again tomorrow, one day for Women, and next day for Men's. And we'll shoot a total of 100 items for women... how exciting!
Balmain x Giuseppe Zanotti Design Collaboration Sandal... Our buying team members love it so much. I realized that girls really love bows!
This is a photo from the SOHO HOUSE HOTEL bathroom, I had to let you see how beautiful it was. Lucien Pellat-Finet's FW10 show was held inside the Soho House. I wish I could have a bathroom like this in my place....
Current Elliott x Marni Collaboration will debut soon! It will be very exclusive, we will inform you with more details later!
I visited The Row showroom with my two assistants, & the new day has just started. They have an amazing collection. Needless to say they are my most favorite brand for the upcoming next season. I am excited!!
Then we visited The News showroom to select the R13 denim collection.
and then off to Diane Von Furstenberg ...
And.... running around all day long, finally it's a dinner time. We did a Shabu Shabu party @ my place, with the request from my assistants, and of course we had the super special Kobe Beef!
Thank you for a great job and assisting me all day long!!!!
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57 Great Jones St, New York, NY 10012
phone 212 260-2333
The Buyer's sheet
It must be Anna Wintour who was sitting on the first row...
I believe that Thakoon is one of the most remarkable designers now. This is my second visit to his show. He uses a mix of chunky & fluffed fur in his Fall & Winter 2010 collection. They look very cute and feminine as well. His new collection is very attractive and all of it catches my eye.
After the show, I went to get a much needed foot massage, because appointments and shows takes alot of running around the streets of NY. A parlor on Mott street (China Town). Soothing...I have to relax a moment for the up-coming buying season...
The place is open 7-days a week, $40/hour, they even have a Japanese masseuse. Mr.S., I have to tell you that your hands are amazing.
And here is a photo from the street in China town... it's a bit messy after celebrating the Chinese New Year!!! Year of the Tiger!!
We had another photo shoot this week. It lasted 8-hours, shooting shooting and more shooting! I always love to see our merchandise on our models, because I can see lines and details of the clothing.
We had our fourth photo shoot in our store. We have built up our shooting process, and all of our staff members and models work very smoothly now. We shot 95 items including items from Alexander Wang, Henrik Vibskov, Martin Margiela, Jasmine di Milo, 3.1 Phillip Lim(MENS & WOMEN), KZO etc... I think we did great job! Thank you very much to Jillian and Mac for modeling for our site, and also Jon for taking all the great photos. These photos will upload on our site very soon. Please look forward to seeing them very soon!!! If you see any items that you are interested, please call our NY store anytime!
I took these photos after our appointments in Paris.. I walked around the city alone not letting anyone know where I was going that night. It just started to getting dark at 9pm there, when I arrived to the Eiffel tower and the lights had just went on....
Many people came to visit under the Eiffel tower after they heard about Michael Jackson's death that night. I realized that he had many fans in Paris also... People were gathered together and singing his songs. It was a very beautiful and emotional moment there.... I wanted to join them and sing some songs, but I am not good singer, so I decided to be an audience...
We had our first photo shoot at ALOHA RAG New York yesterday. We will re-new our online boutique starting next season. Currently, our style photos are done using mannequins, but we will be using live models starting with our Fall/Winter collection. You may see more details for each item on our site very soon!
Because this is our first photo shoot in NY, it took a while to set up all the photo equipment in the store. As soon as we started taking photos, I was so excited to see all our new items on our models... The images during my buying tours, just came into my view. I can't wait to show you everything on our site very soon!