Month: June 2014

Designer Alvin Valley Helps Promote the White House’s Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics

by Alex R. Travers Alvin Valley is the best friend a young student could have. He’s funny, hilariously so, while keeping his ambitions high and his fashion business grounded in a grueling, competitive landscape. Two years ago, he relaunched his eponymous brand, which makes ready-to-wear clothing for women with an emphasis on creating “the perfect …

Dunhill: Spring 2015

by Alex R. Travers Before Dunhill was praised for its men’s wear, England’s Alfred Dunhill had become an icon of the automotive and tobacco industries, a gentleman who celebrated creativity and claimed to sell “everything for the car but the motor.” He peddled horns, lamps, leather overcoats, goggles, picnic sets, and timepieces, developing a new …

Party of the Week: Ninth Annual Jazz Age Lawn Party

by: Brooke Alpart Last week, Michael Arenella & His Dreamland Orchestra hosted the ninth annual Jazz Age Lawn party on New York’s Governor’s Island. At the event, there were more than 9,000 free-spirited flappers and well-dressed gents who flocked to the recently refurbished island. This fashionable two-day fête has become the quintessential outdoor celebration of the …