All posts tagged: new york city

YHM Special: Pursuing Our Dreams with Jannel Therese Varona

We always promote and push our readers to follow their dreams. Pursuing our dreams may not always be easy, but if we really want something, we should do everything in our power to get it. Our very own intern, Jannel Therese Varona, talks to YHM about going after her dreams as a journalist in the fashion and entertainment world and her resolutions for the New Year. YHM: Tell us a little about yourself. Jannel Therese Varona: I am an aspiring fashion and entertainment journalist. I want to conquer the fashion world one floor of the Hearst Tower at a time. YHM: In what ways have you followed your dreams and what would you tell someone about following theirs? JTV: I attended a lot of networking events and events that would continue to inspire me, and help fuel my determination to achieve my dream. The very last event I went to that impacted me the most was Seventeen Magazine’s Internships 101 Event. I was inspired by people such as Ann Shoket, the Editor in Chief of …

Jordan Elizabeth Gelber: Leading Lady Behind Starbaby Enterprises

Although only twenty-five years old, Jordan Elizabeth Gelber is checking major accomplishments off her wish list. The CEO and Founder of Starbaby Enterprises humbly stepped onto YHM’s Fashion Spotlight and shared some of her life lessons and future plans for the New Year. Gelber used her business expertise and talents in the arts to establish a brand geared towards young and experienced professionals in the entertainment and creative industries, to help them successfully brand market themselves. Starbaby Enterprises successfully launched in August 2013. The savvy new company is dedicated to creating things people are familiar with and something that is affordable. I always wanted my own company. She graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Arts and Graphic Design from Marymount Manhattan College. After graduation, she met celebrity fashion designer, Kourosh Babaian, the man behind Janique. Starbaby Enterprises hosted the Janique Fashion Show during the glamorous New York Fashion Week 2013 for their first event! I love putting fashion shows together. It’s exhilarating! With all of her success, Gelber has learned many lessons along the way. She shared three …

Positivity in any Wardrobe for any Season

Fall is right around the corner. So while the east coast may be saying goodbye to the warm, sunny weather and welcoming the colder, autumn air, twenty-year-old Genevieve Nguyen living in Southern California is living the summer life all year round! YHM: We are transitioning from summer to fall, how does that affect your wardrobe? Genevieve Nguyen (GN): Since I live in SoCal, it’s never really too hot or too cold. I own a lot of shorts! I wear them all year round! For the first day of fall, I would wear a neutral color parka jacket over a plain tank or tee, a printed circle scarf, a pair of denim shorts, sheer leggings under, with a cute pair of strapped heels or ankle booties. YHM: What styles attract and inspire you the most? GN: I really love the simple, classic looks. I’m always attracted to the Brandy Melville-esque styles. I’m interested in modern chic with a little edge. According to Nguyen, she was introduced to the world of fashion when being skinny and showing …

New York City Inspires A Twist On Menswear

New York City is not only one of the fashion capitals of the world, but it’s also a fashion world all on its own. Whether it’s the woman who bikes around Lafayette with her head held high, sunglasses on, with a pair of the sickest huarache sandals or the lady entrepreneur, sporting a black pencil skirt and a red blazer, waiting to get her coffee, New York City is a fashion world that will always attract twenty-year-old Jamie Lee Buhain. This Rutgers University business student talks to YHM about what inspires her sense of style and how she makes it her own. YHM: You said New York City is the fashion world that has greatly inspired you. How has it inspired/affected you and your style? JLB: Not only does the city itself have visual and emotional appeal, but the chic New Yorker who walks around its busy streets also conveys a story simply by how she is dressed. Fashion is essentially centered on culture and even if I have not been to many different fashion …

Jeanne Lanvin: New Age in Fashion

Soho, New York-based fashion designer Jeanne (Salvador) Lanvin makes one of the fashion capitals of the world proud by beautifully combining modern-chic styles with rare vintage wear. Whether it is domestically or internationally, the two-year-old Candid NY women’s clothing line has reached the attention of many. Lanvin’s line radiates free spirit and effortless originality. Lanvin proudly walked into the YHM limelight to speak about her work, her inspirations, and her future plans for her company.   YHM: How did Candid NY come about? Tell us more about its history. Jeanne Lanvin (JL): Candid NY originally began as l’amour Couture in April 2012. It was known for its effortlessly chic vintage wear and most especially for its endless supply of high-waist shorts. Shipments started domestic and grew to all the way in Norway! To better thank our amazing customers, I decided to step up the game and give back a better shopping experience to everyone who supported me. I made over L’amour Couture and created a new start. Still known for our shorts, but [ I ] …

Suzanne Rae: Fashion with Purpose and Style

From one of the fashion capitals of the world comes Suzanne Rae Pelaez, a Brooklyn-based fashion designer who gorgeously blends minimalistic with chic styles. New York Fashion Week is no stranger to the five-year-old Suzanne Rae women’s clothing line, and Haute Living notes her as “the next designer to watch.” Her line represents women who work hard and make a graceful statement through their appearance. Pelaez welcomed YHM into her Brooklyn studio to chat about her work and motivations. After studying Economics and Art History at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania, Pelaez’s artistic eyes led her to the Big Apple where she soon broke into the art gallery industry. Surrounding herself with art opened her mind to the sophistication of the New York scene and motivated her to make a change. “I wanted to be more hands on with the art. I chose fashion because I was always interested in it, mentions Pelaez.” Later attending Parsons, The New School for Design in New York City, she knew right away that she wanted to start her own …