BLANDÓN will be hosting a trunk show in July! There is nothing like getting a group of fashionistas on a Saturday afternoon to enjoy great company, shopping, and some bubbly! The event will be hosted in sunny Miami. Guests will be able to purchase garments from the fall 2012 collection. A large inventory will be available at the event. We are looking forward to what we know will be a fabulous afternoon!
Have you or someone you know wrongfully used the fashion label ‘CHANEL’? Are you guilty of using words or phrases such as “CHANEL for now” “CHANEL-issime” “CHANEL-ed” “CHANEL-esq” “CHANEL-ized” or any word/phrase using the CHANEL name to describe something that is not actually tagged with the CHANEL label ? If so, the advertisement posted on the last page of WWD(Women’s Wear Daily) today, Monday, June 18, 2012, is targeted and meant just for you!
It seems as though the world-renowned and well-recognized label CHANEL is fed up with editors, advertisers, copywriters, and “well-intentioned mis-users” using the brand name to describe something that may be similar to a CHANEL piece but is not. As it is clearly stated in the advertisement, they recognize their style is famous but a piece is not a CHANEL piece if it was not designed, created, and tagged by CHANEL. The ad continues by stating how flattered they are by those “CHANEL-ized” words created and used, but they need to stop. To finalize, they mention how much their lawyers detest this. Threat? Possibly.
We at BLANDÓN recognize and respect the elegance and high-fashion that is CHANEL. Although we see the use of the name CHANEL in the context described in the advertisement as flattery, we also understand the importance and value of a real CHANEL piece. The label has been a major contributor and leader in the fashion industry. From its’ roots and beginnings providing women with self-confidence and empowerment to the lifestyle it is today, CHANEL deserves our respect and acknowledgement. We also think the ad not only advertises the mis-use of the brand name, but also serves as a full-page ad simply about CHANEL reminding us of their uniqueness and prestige.
What do you say?
The BLANDÓN highlight look is the Heidi Dress in gray from the fall collection 2012. The Heidi dress is a unique piece to have in ones closet as the ‘go-to’ dress for any day time event, business at the office, or as the one to count on taking you from day to evening. Made from stretch cotton satin, it was designed to keep the woman looking chic and stylish, yet comfortable. It is designed with an edgy racer cut back and a pleat detail adding an element of surprise. The designer has suggested both day and evening styles for the dress. Let us know what you think. The Heidi dress is available now at edressme.com
For evening wear…
CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN OPAQUE SUEDE-TRIM POINT TOE PUMPS
“Christian Louboutin Pumps. Need I say more? This pump is a perfect match with the Heidi Dress for evening wear.” – Lesly Blandon, Designer
PROENZA SCHOULER PS1 POCHETTE SUEDE
“I selected this grape colored clutch suede purse because it looks fabulous with the gray color and adds a great pop of color” – Lesly Blandón, Designer
For day wear…
ROBERT CLERGERIE RONDO PATENT LEATHER & LEATHER WEDGE SANDALS
“Whether it be taking a stroll in the city, running errands, or headed to the office, these leather wedge sandals are perfect for looking chic, yet comfortable. “ – Lesly Blandón, Designer
“Another amazing pop of color that looks fabulous with the gray Heidi dress. ” – Lesly Blandón, Designer
The occasion: A wedding
The couple: Ignacio and Gabriela
The location: Managua, Nicaragua
The date: March 2012
Lesly Blandón, designer of BLANDÓN, was offered the opportunity and honor of designing the wedding gown and bridesmaid dresses for one of his very close and intimate friends, Gabriela Fernandez. The event would take place in Lesly’s native country and city of Managua, Nicaragua. Gabriela currently resides in Spain and her new husband is Spaniard. It came with no surprise when she requested a wedding gown with some ‘spanish/flamenco flare’ details, yet at the same time modern. The gown was made from exquisite silk embroidered chiffon in ivory. The dress was designed with strap-less shoulders and an uneven heme in layers making it shorter in the front, longer and fuller in the back allowing to showcase a selected pair of vibrant purple Roger Vivier stilettos with a satin rose detail. A mantilla veil with a flamenco headpiece adorned the brides head completing the modern-spanish/flamenco wedding gown and making the bride truly breath-taking. OLÉ!
The bridesmaid dresses were designed and created from stretch silk charmeuse in purple. The one shoulder, ruffle collar detail dress added to the spanish/flamenco theme.