Friday, December 11, 2009

It feels like zero degrees out side, but that does not stop New Yorkers from shopping and finding great deals for the holidays. One such place was at the Soho Grand Hotel. The trunk show/cocktail party featured the up-and-coming line Annabelle, by fashion designer Anna McCraney (winner of “The Fashion Show,” a reality TV show). Anna’s holiday line of party dresses was elegant. simple, yet made a statement in its bold African prints. Young ladies, modeling pieces from the collection, walked around and greeted the guests. The garments looked very flattering, fun, and easy to wear. You can check out and shop Anna’s line at .
Other featured artists were jewelry designers Chris Habana, Kelacala Q, Von Kottwitz, and Katie Maguire/24KT. Each designer had his/her own unique style and vision. Chris Habana jewelry is edgy and playful with dark gothic elements mixed in. Chris’s line is sold worldwide and has been featured in top magazines. You can learn more about Chris and check out his collection at . Kelacala Q collection was filled with beautiful adornments, for both men and women, that have a unique style and rebellious quality. Each piece had a timeless and eclectic feeling. For more information, visit the website at . Von Kottwitz was founded by Nina Stotler in 2004. Each piece in the collection is hand crafted in her Brooklyn studio. Her collection is modern and chic, as well as very versatile. You can visit the Von Kottwitz website at , to check out some cool pieces. Also the company is having a 25% off end of the year sale that is perfect for holiday shopping. Katie Maguire, the jewelry designer at 24KT, had a fun, playful and unique collection. Using unusual materials such as zippers, leather fabrics, and wood gave an interesting mix among the silver and gold. You can contact Katie at , to find out more information about the collection.

-- Tracey Rose Brown