MINC THINKS she has DavisEyes!

Fresh from the lovely land of Australia, we’ve discovered DavisEyes! Justine, Director of DavisEyes, is now one of our favorite fashion designers! Her garments are cutting edge and wicked trendy. Check out some of our favorites from her latest collection. Spicey!

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About the Designer:

Designer Justine Davis started her foray into fashion in Perth, Western Australia. She soon became an award-winning student then jetted off to London and straight into work with vibrant London Fashion Week and it‘s colorful designers.  DavisEyes debut collection in The Source at Australian Fashion Week April 06 was met with rave reviews from agents and boutiques in Australia, New Zealand, UK, Japan, Lebanon and Europe. The label was immediately recognised internationally as an exciting creative force in Australia. The designer was promptly invited to hit the catwalk at Australian Fashion Week, followed soon after by an exclusive Australian Designer showcase in Shanghai. In early 2007 DavisEyes was chosen for a major show as the Exclusive Australian Designer at Marina Square Singapore Fashion Festival. The brand’s appeal lies in the luxurious ‘punk glam’ emotion, a beautiful color and texture rich rebellion playing contrast in the ‘into eveningwear’ market, taking you from the street to the red carpet. Visit the website at www.daviseyes.com.au!

MINC THINKS we need some Sugar Couture!

Drea of Sugar Couture is generating some sweet buzz with fashionistas! We love her fresh and tasty designs . It’s also nice to know that her tees are produced in limited quanities. That means we have exclusive shirts, which makes us feel special. Check out our interview with Drea and visit her website at www.sugarcouture.com. Sweetness!

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Our interview with the designer: 

How did you get into fashion?  I got my start in fashion as a teenager. Obsessed with not fitting in, I made all my clothing in high school…If it was purchased I remixed it. I started selling custom made tee shirts to my high school classmates. Then in 2000 I designed and constructed my best friends wedding dress. I started making prom dresses, Bridesmaids dress you name it I made it. I applied to FIDM in 2000 and fell head over heals in love with the fashion industry. In 2004 after years of planning I launched Sugar Couture and Sugarcouture.com.

What is the inspiration behind Sugar Couture?  The streets of San Francisco. “Fashion is not just clothing, it’s a way of life.” fashion is not about function but about the theatrics of life and living. wild, colorful, in your face fashion that still maintains its reputation of quality and hand details gutter punk style, and an eclectic mix of hip hop, and chic luxury .Somehow this blend works and this blend is “Sugar Couture.”

What is your favorite part of the business? The actual physical construction of each garment is my favorite part of this business. Being able to sketch an idea on paper and see it to completion is amazing.

Where do you see Sugar Couture in 5 years?  In 5 years I see sugar couture in all major retailers EXCEPT Walmart ha ha ha. I would love to have my own section in Neiman Marcus. I see Sugar Couture ad campaigns in all major fashion editorials WORLDWIDE!

What is this season’s must-have?  Shiny Leggings or “Party Tights” It is cold outside and nude pantyhose are so passé. Black Opaque shiny leggings or party tights allow you to wear that mini without looking too scandalous. Plus my all time must have black eyeliner and fake lashes!

MINC THINKS we need to induldge ourselves with SOY SPACASSO!

The SOY SPACASSO line is branded as “The Sophisticated Soy Spa Skincare and Candle”. The ultra upscale appeal of the SOY SPACASSO Company is on the cutting edge of the soybean technology especially with their unique skin care products created from the soybean oil.  SOY SPACASSO caters to those who love to indulge and pamper their body with luxuriously decadent, high quality, natural, healthy and non-chemical soy skincare and enjoy basking in the wafting aroma of fragrant filled soy candles.
The use of delicious scents in skin products continues to be huge — everywhere you turn there are products that sound so good it’s hard not to taste, as well as sniff, them. The SOY SPACASSO line is filled with decadence. These soy products are infused with scents and flavors such as mandarin, mango, juniper, strawberries & champagne, chocolate, vanilla, sandalwood and many others. With those preferring popular neutrality, the big hits are Natural and Oatmeal Milk & Honey.  SOY SPACASSO continually educates about the soybean and its benefits in skincare which has caused its recognition in the spa, health, beauty, and fragrance industries and customer base.

And now you to are personally invited to experience the delicious world of SOY SPACASSO TM where you will revel in being sexy from the Bath to the Bed to the Boardroom with soy candles, soy lotions, lip spa balms, lotion bars, body scrubs, body sprays, body creams, mist massage oils and an exciting new “SOY – BASED” parfum “PELLICCIO’S FIRE” that was unveiled in Westchester, New York on June 14, 2007.

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MINC THINKS we should spend some time with Fashion Central!

PhotobucketWe had a chance to sit down with Fashion Central Magazine (fashioncentralmagazine.com), the hottest new Ezine for Fashionistas around the globe. Based in the UK, this magazine not only has amazing features and photos, it also serves as an online community for designersto mix and mingle. Learn more about what Fashion Central has to offer.

 

An interview with Sarah Jane, Editor of Fashion Central

What gave you the idea to start Fashion Central?  Upon joining Myspace, I was quickly inundated with friend requests from various clothing/jewellery sellers. I soon got frustrated with checking them all out individualy, and it occured to me that with so many sellers utiltising the site in this way, there ought to be a central area where they could commune, network, and where visitors could browse their goods more conveniently. Hence Fashion Central was born, and word spread so rapidly that we were soon achieveing thousands of hits a week, and it was out of this demand that Fashion Central magazine was launched.

What is the purpose of Fashion Central?  Fashion Central is really a fashion family at heart. It’s about having a place to talk to like minded people, get advice on different areas of the industry, and to offer exposure for independant fashion talent that they are unable to generate for themselves. Of course, now that we have the online magazine, and online shop to launch soon, this is multiplied, with us now being able to showcase fantastic photography and goods that readers may not have come across themselves.

What does the magazine consist of?  Each issue of Fashion Central magazine is set to a different theme, around which all the content, such as trend spreads, photography etc are based. For instance, the current edition is the Trashionista issue, featuring hot properties Audrey Kitching and Mosh, and covers nu rave, fetish, and electro. This means that we can represent diverse styles with each new issue, and hopefully offer something for everyone.

How often does the magazine come out?  The magazine goes live on the first of each month, and is always completely free to read at fashioncentralmagazine.com

Where do you see Fashion Central in 5 years?  Fashion Central has grown so quickly that it’s hard to predict what heights it will reach… 2008 sees lots of plans for the brand, with two new websites set to launch during the Spring, which look set to take us to a whole new level. Hopefully in five years time I’ll be able to have a day off!

Last but  not least, what is your fashion must-have for this season?  Personally, I’m pretty obsessed with brown and gold, so I’ve just invested in some metallic uggs… I love wearing a dress over jeans with some great boots, so winter is a great time for my wardrobe!

Fashion Central can be found at www.fashioncentralmagazine.com.

MINC THINKS we need a ladie’s night out with Whore Couture

When we go out, we want to look hot…head turning hot! We want to wear the sexiest couture clothes available. Whore Couture fits the bill. Their designs are spicey hot, but not trashy. You can look super sexy and maintain your class while grooving in the club. Shop online at www.whorecouture.com. Check out some of our favorite styles! Smokin!

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A note from Whore Couture:

“Whore Couture is ‘Every Woman’.  The fact of the matter is that we are all whores for something … whether it’s shoes, attention, media, food – whatever. Whore Couture embodies that spirit.  It conveys confidence, sexiness, moxie as well as a sense of humor.  The woman who can wear W.C. can do, say, and wear anything. She’s flirtatious, life loving, a risk taker, and maintains her dignity in any situation. Mostly, she wants what she wants and gets it!”

MINC THINKS we want to be Indy Grrrls!

It was the heart-shaped cat necklace that lead us to love Indy Grrrl Productions. Their designs are mega darling and can be worn with just about anything! We are also digging the grafitti-style necklace. It would look super hot with our new Christmas Juicy hoodies. Shop Indy Grrrl online at www.indygrrrl.com. You can also email the designer at queenb@indygrrrl.com. Loves it!

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A note from the Designer:

“Indy Grrrl Productions is a labor of love created by B-grrrl Riot.  Since she was a little grrrl, she dreamed of creating the perfect riot grrrl utopia, and the rebel grrrl gear to accompany the experience. Here at Indy Grrrl Productions you will find B-grrrl’s custom jewelry created with sugar & spice & everything nice as well other awesome items by some of the coolest companies and artists. Custom work is always welcomed.”

MINC THINKS it’s time to chat with the Glitter Guru

When we first gazed upon Suzette’s work, we were star struck! Her photos are loaded with intense colors, unique graphics, and fresh faces. Suzette, AKA the “Glitter Guru”, has won awards for her works and is considered a master in her field. Check out some of our favorite shots. Be sure to visit her website at http://www.glitterguru.com.

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About the Photographer:


“A photographer since the age of sixteen, Suzette Troche-Stapp a.k.a “the glitterguru” has been working in digital imaging since its inception in the 1980′s. Recognized throughout her industry, Suzette was recently named one of the “Top 40 Photoshop Experts” by graphics tablet manufacturer Wacom, and was also awarded the “Guru Award” for excellence in Photoshop by NAPP. For 2 years in a row this glitterguru has been nominated for the “Photoshop Hall Of Fame”. Currently her images can be seen in the national ad campaign for Dynalite, and many editorial beauty and fashion features. Her celebrity images have been broadcast to millions on shows like “The View”, “The Late Show”, and “Kathy Griffin’s Life on the D-List”…

In addition to her photographic work, the glitterguru is also an author. This internationally exhibited, award winning photographers tutorials and articles have been published in many magazines, both in the US and overseas for over a decade, and her award winning book, “The glitterguru on Photoshop: from Concept to Cool” was honored with the coveted Designers Bookshelf Award for “Most Exciting New Photoshop Book” and is now published in three languages. Many of the glitterguru’s images can also be seen in the new book “Digital Fashion Photography” alongside those of Patrick De Warren, Enrique Badulescu and many other world-renowned fashion photographers.”

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