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Venexiana @ The Ganesvoort

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on October 13, 2009 by James Field

These are a few photos from an event that I helped out at, on the rooftop of the Hotel Ganesvoort during New York Fashion Week 2009. The dresses featured are by Kati Stern for Venexiana (the label that I intern at every season…love you guys!) The whole night was pretty cool until the planner of the event didnt provide us with food or any press for the dresses, and we all got really annoyed. We started off at a 5 star luxury hotel…and ended up eating Bic Mac’s at Mc Donalds!…Ah the craziness of Fashion Week, gotta love it! Enjoy!…

The two models wearing Black Sequin Venexiana Cocktail dresses from the Fall 2009 Collection

The two models wearing Black Sequin Venexiana Cocktail dresses from the Fall 2009 Collection

The Models with some girl, forget who she was exactly..think she had a Tv show or something.

The Models with some girl, forget who she was exactly..think she had a Tv show or something.

Good Friend and Brazillian Swimwear Designer, A.Z Araoujo and one of his assistants.

Good Friend and Brazillian Swimwear Designer, A.Z Araoujo and one of his assistants.

One of the Models, Crystal, she is such a sweet girl and so nice!

One of the Models, Crystal, she is such a sweet girl and so nice!

The girls each in a soft pink chiffon number from the Venexiana Fall 2009 Collection

The girls each in a soft pink chiffon number from the Venexiana Fall 2009 Collection

A.Z, Creative Director Reco Winn, One of the Models, Myself and A.Z Assistant all smile as we left Mc Donalds on 6th Ave....ah what a great night!

A.Z, Creative Director Reco Winn, One of the Models, Myself and A.Z Assistant all smile as we left Mc Donalds on 6th Ave....ah what a great night!

Yours Truly

Yours Truly

Overall the entire night was so fun, I loved the randomness of it all and us all ending up at Mc Donalds. The photos are all by me, hope they arent too fuzzy, Im still an amature you know!

Photos by James Field

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The I.F.B Dress Up Soiree

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 16, 2009 by James Field

On Monday the 14th I kicked of my fashion festivities with attending the IFB(Independent Fashion Bloggers) Dress Up Soiree, held on the Lower East Side. This was IFB’s second New York Fashion Week event and my first, it was a huge turnout! I literally stood on line for 30 minutes before making my way into the event! Once inside there was a discussion panel about basic blogger topics, like getting more traffic and uploading media and links to your blog. The panel consisted of Susie Bubble from Style Bubble, Gala Darling, Wendy Brandes, Danny Roberts, Jessica from What I Wore, Geri Hirsch from Because Im Addicted, Helen Zhu from Chictopia, and Crosby Noricks  from Pr Couture, to name a few, there were so many! The event was the creation of Jennine Tamm of The Coveted who is also the creator of IFB.  Most of the bloggers I had never met before, but I did hang out with Josh and Trav from Street Etiquette  and met the guys of Fine And Dandy Shop. The event was an awesome way for me to network and meet other bloggers who shared the same passion as me….fashion. I passed out many cards and met some way cool people. Here are some pics courtesy of Fatlace.

All of the bloggers!


Enrique Crame of Fine And Dandy Shop

Enrique Crame of Fine And Dandy Shop


Hey there is me!

Hey there is me!


The jumbo screen showing photos of all the bloggers & their sites

The jumbo screen showing photos of all the bloggers & their sites


Me again in back of Jennine of The Coveted / The Fine And Dandy Shop guys

Me again in back of Jennine of The Coveted / The Fine And Dandy Shop guys

 Thanks to Yoshi of Fatlace for the pics!

Duckie Brown Spring 2010

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on September 13, 2009 by James Field

This season and last, I was lucky enough to attend the Duckie Brown Fashion Show at the Tents in Bryant Park. This season it seemed to me, the theme was about laid back, classic pieces that are chic yet comfortable. I sat in the fourth row so I couldnt get any clear pics, but here are some of my favorite looks from the show courtesy of Mens Rag

The show rocked, and so many pieces looked great as separates. One of the best menswear shows every season!

T.B.N Interviews: Okera Banks

Posted in T.B.N Interviews with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 25, 2009 by James Field

 

The world of fashion is an ever growing bubble of style, glamour and art, and within that bubble are many parts. From photography and modeling to editing and buying, the list goes on, but one part in particular is of great importance to me, styling. Having such an obsession with fashion and style it was only inevitable that The Black Nouveau would interview a dynamic, intelligent and beautiful Celebrity stylist, Ms. Okera Banks.

Celebrity Stylist / Okera Banks

Celebrity Stylist / Okera Banks

 T.B.N: Being a celebrity fashion stylist is without a doubt a glamorous job to have, what do you love most about it?

Okera: What I love most about my job as a celebrity fashion stylist is when my client and I walk away excited and in love with the final look and they get wonderful reviews.  It is like a HUGE A+ for me.

T.B.N: What drove you to become a stylist? What drove me to become a stylist… Hmm, insanity LOL! I’m just playing. Seriously, it’s my passion for fashion, art and life. Fashion is an artistic expression of feeling and what is life without feeling?– especially when you’re feeling and looking really good.

T.B.N: Working with celebrity clients and working on television series probably has its perks, but what are the hardest things about it? 

Okera: I would have to say the most challenging moment for me is staying true to my creative eye and what I know is an amazing look for the particular event, while making sure I give my celebrity client confidence, security and comfort.  When it comes to television, things are a little more challenging because, as a stylist, you still want to stay true to your creativity, provide the celeb client with comfort and confidence, plus you need to make sure the executive producers and the network are happy with the styling of the character for this particular show.

T.B.N: For all of the aspiring fashion stylist’s out there, what advice would you give them on their pursuit of this field of work?

Okera: Work very very hard, don’t become overly anxious to dress anyone, build great relationships with all designers, keep your word in this business because the circle is very small, take care and be very responsible with the clothing you are pulling and returning, don’t steal for yourself or anyone (it is not worth it at all), and remember that even though it’s fashion, it’s still a business and you should conduct yourself as a business person (with flare).

T.B.N: Being a fashion student I get a familiar tingling when Fashion Week rolls around, is that time of the year busy for you? 

Okera: Fashion week is an exciting and important week for fashion.  However, it differs depending on your practice within the business.  If you’re a stylist in the editorial world for a high fashion magazine, then yes it is crazy for you.  If you’re checking out the shows and ordering at the same time, yes it’s crazy.  If you’re shopping for a client and checking your options for award seasons, then as a stylist your plate is moderate. Although, fashion week itself is fast-paced because of the energy and hopping from one show to the next.

T.B.N: What inspires your work? 

Okera: My inspiration comes from quiet a few things: history of costume, history of art, architecture and people. 

T.B.N: Your based in Los Angeles? What are the clients there like there compared to New York clients? 

Okera: I’m  based in Los Angeles and have spent time working in New York and I have to say that there’s not much difference in clientele, because your client could be bi-coastal and live in both states.  What I can say is that, New York sets the tone for what is hot and LA makes it fun and trendy.

T.B.N: What are your dreams and goals for your career? 

Okera: To leave a legacy of my work and my contribution to fashion, in one way or another.

T.B.N: Finally, 5 years from now where do you see yourself?  In five years, I see myself happy with a healthy wonderful family, a published book, clothing line and a hot television show.

The Black Nouveau sincerely thanks,

Celebrity Stylist, Okera Banks &

Joy Donell of 720 PR Beverley Hills, California.

By: James Field / The Black Nouveau

Happy 100th Blog Post’s!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on July 10, 2009 by James Field
The Black Nouveau Editors

The Black Nouveau Editors

In celebration of our 100th blog post, I thought Today’s Daily Honor should go to the team who’s daily  hard work is evident in this great fashion blog, your Editors.

Cheers to us guys, and to another 100 blog post’s!

James Field

And The Winners Are….

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 16, 2009 by James Field

The 2009 CFDA Award ceremony took place last night at Lincoln Center here in New York. Next to New York Fashion Week, it is one of the highlights of the Fashion season and are kind of like the “Fashion Oscars”, the winners this year are..

  • Accessory Designer of the Year: Proenza Schouler
  • Popular Vote Award: Ralph Lauren
  • Menswear Designer of the Year: Italo Zucchelli for Calvin Klein and Scott Sternberg for Band of Outsiders
  • Swarovski Award for Menswear: Tim Hamilton
  • Swarovski Award for Womenswear: Alexander Wang
  • Swarovski Award for Accessories: Justin Giunta for Subversive Jewelry
  • Womenswear Designer of the Year: Rodarte
  • Rachel Zoe in Louis Vuitton

    Rachel Zoe in Louis Vuitton

     

    Hillary Rhoda

    Model Hillary Rhoda

     

    Diane von Frustenburg

    Diane von Frustenburg wearing her own design.

     

    Justin Timberlake and Anna Wintour

    Justin Timberlake & Anna Wintour

     

    Marc & Lorenzo

    Lorenzo Martone & Marc Jacobs

     

    Tracy Reese

    Designer Tracy Reese

     

    Ralph & Ricky Lauren

    Ralph & Ricky Lauren

     

     

    Ashley Olsen

    Ashley Olsen

     

     

    The Models

    The Models

     

    The Models

     

    The Models