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BLANDÓN fall 2013 collection

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BLANDÓN and Miss Universe, Leila Lopes

The current Miss Universe Lelia Lopes from Angola had a recent visit to the big apple and stopped by our showroom to check out some of the brands including BLANDÓN.  We are thrilled and hope to see her in a BLANDÓN some time soon!  Thanks Leila!  Continue to reign so chic and fabulously!604113_485094578180059_1785797629_n

Miss Universe Leila Lopes browsing BLANDÓN spring 2013 collection

Miss Universe Leila Lopes browsing BLANDÓN spring 2013 collection

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FALL 2012 TRUNK SHOW: NEW YORK CITY

The fall 2012 trunk show NEW YORK, NY will take place September, 29 2012.  It will be an afternoon of fashion, bubbly, and fun!

Five of our hottest fall dresses will be available for purchase.  For details, review the invitation and RSVP via our facebook page event.  Make sure you ‘like’ us!

See you soon!

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BLANDÓN in a German fashion magazine

One of our fall collection 2012 dresses appears in the German fashion publication titled Joy !  Our ‘Sleeveless Shift Dress with Panel’ is a stylish and unique dress made from a combination of fabrics, including spandex, giving the dress a comfort level every woman loves.  The dress is manufactured in a warm Malbec color only.  Much appreciation to the magazine ‘Joy’ and our showroom, Smart Alex!

Here are images of the dress in the publication and from our fall look book:

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BLANDÓN Trunk Show Miami: Success

trunk show“: a special sale in which vendors present merchandise directly to store personnel or select customers at a retail location or another unique venue. In many cases it allows store personnel to preview and/or purchase merchandise before it is made available to the public. It is particularly desirable to have the actual designer present at the event. Most small businesses do this to get more buys.-Wikipedia

Our intimate trunk show held in Miami this past July turned out to be a success!  The afternoon was filled with fashion, camaraderie, and lots of champagne!  Attendees where able to view, sport, and purchase a few of our Fall 2012 collection.  We thank each and every individual that participated and attended the show.  Special gratitude to our dear friends Christopher Martinez for so graciously opening the doors to his home by hosting the event and to Sandra Morales for supplying her photography skills and time creating some vivid images from the event.

Our next trunk show is to be held in the fashion Mecca New York City this fall!  Stay tuned for details…

Enjoy…we sure did!

All images by Sandra Morales.  For photography and graphic designs by Sandra Morales, please visit her blog:  Simply Sands

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From CHANEL, with love

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?

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BLANDÓN {Highlight Look of the Week}

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


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BLANDÓN designs a wedding gown and bridesmaid dress

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.

 

 

 

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BLANDÓN on the cover of PHABRIK Magazine, a Canadian fashion publication

Phabrik Magazine, a canadian fashion publication, selected two of our spring 2012 garments in their latest issue.  The cover of the magazine is graced with the ‘Lady Estephania’ dress.  Later on, a photography session titled ‘Paramount’ uses the ‘Bianca’ dress.  We are thrilled here at BLANDÓN for this fabulous press!  Thank you, PHABRIK Magazine!

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BLANDÓN {Look of the Week}

The BLANDÓN  look of this week is the Matte Jersey Black Cowl Neck Dress from the fall collection 2012.  This dress surely meets the requirements to be the ‘little black dress’.  The garment takes the one wearing it from a day at the office to a night out with friends after work.  This simple, yet chic, dress allows you to add on your own uniqueness by pairing it with amazing pumps, the perfect bag, or any other accessories.  The designer  has created various options and ideas of what to wear the Cowl Neck Dress with.  See below and let us know what you think.  This dress is available now at edressme.com

Pierre Hardy

Colorblock Suede and Patent Leather d’Orsay Pumps

“This amazing and fabulous pump would look gorgeous for a night out with the Matte Jersey Black Cowl Neck Dress.  I love the pop of color in suede, making this shoe divine.” – Lesly Blandon, Designer

Gucci

Noah Patent Leather d’Orsay Pumps

“Paring this color nude pump with the Matte Jersey Black Cowl Neck Dress to wear at the office will definitely get you compliments throughout the day.” – Lesly Blandón, Designer

Céline

LUGGAGE PHANTOM IN SUEDE DARK GREEN

” I love Céline!  This Céline bag is absolutely for the working girl.  Paired with the Gucci  Noah Patent Leather d’Orsay Pumps and the Matte Jersey Black Cowl Neck Dress will have her looking as if she walked out of a magazine.  They are all simple, yet amazing,  pieces when paired together will make a fabulous outfit.” – Lesly Blandón, Designer

Anya Hindmarch

Marano Glitter Clutch

“Your night is sure to sparkle with this clutch.  Pair it with the Pierre Hardy Colorblock Suede and Patent Leather d’Orsay Pumps wearing the Matte Jersey Black Cowl Neck Dress and you will be a hit.” – Lesly Blandón, Designer

Marc by Marc Jacobs

Twisted Ribbon Ring

“Simplicity is what we are about.  This ring I find quiet simple yet interesting and would be a great addition to either outfits, day or night.” – Lesly Blandón, Designer

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