A Haute Minute: Italian designer Pamela Quinzi

Recently, I had the pleasure of visiting the Chelsea style house of Italian born fashion designer, Pamela Quinzi. Pamela was such a gracious hostess, letting us play dress up with all her gorgeous shoes and dresses. She revealed how she has only been living in New York for only a year, but is infatuated with the city. Born in Rome, Italy, Pamela moved to Milan after high school to study in Europe’s most prestigious fashion university, ISTITUTO MARANGONI.

When asked about her feelings on New York, Pamela replied, “After 10 minutes in Time Square, I knew I had to live in New York! This city bring to my life so much energy every day and inspires my work. I spent the summer in Manhattan and I returned to Italy to pack up my apartment.”

HAUTE NYC: How did your passion for fashion design begin?

Pamela: I really think I was born to be a fashion designer. haha Since I was very young, at the age of 4 years old, I started to designs dresses and shoes. I still have a book that my mom did for me collecting all my small sketches!

 

 

HAUTE NYC: Where do you draw inspiration from your designs? Does your own style have any influence on your creative mind?

Pamela: I love the history of fashion. My style reminds me of the baroque allure; all the embroidery, lace, crystals, and the feeling to be a princess! But now, I am a  New York pop princess!

HAUTE NYC: Where can we find Pamela Quinzi designs? What are your plans as a designer for the upcoming year?

Pamela: Right now, I feel very lucky because you can find Pamela Quinzi Design in one of the most fashionable and trendy shops in Manhattan, MODALISTAS, located at the Limelight Market on 6avenue and 21st street! I’m also planning to sell my collection online very soon! I will have more fashion show to promote myself in NY and in Italy! My collection doesn’t really have a season. They are unique pieces, handmade art creations. At least, I like to call theme like that!

 

For more of my interview with Pamela Quinzi, check out frockOn.com

Check out Pamela’s design page – www.pamelaquinzidesign.com

Article & Photos by: Angela Samartano

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The Haute Spot: Delta House NYC

Hey New Yorkers! The newest Upper East Side Animal House inspired bar, Delta House is great for a night of drinking with a group of your friends. The frat friendly bar offers great deals for during the weekend, like the $10 unlimited draft beer deal that includes Coors Light, Budweiser, and Michelob Ultra. Snag that offer Thursdays through Saturdays from 5pm-10pm for happy hour beer guzzlers. Take your unlimited drafts over to one of the eight beer pong tables and show off your skills. Most recently written up in Time Out New York for “Best Group Drinking”, Delta House is definitely worth the trip. Delta House is located at 1683 First Avenue (Between 87th & 88th Street).

 

 

Check out Delta House on Twitter – @DeltaHouseNYC

Article by: Angela Samartano

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Haute Couple: Carmelo Anthony & La La Vazquez

The latest Haute Couple in New York is non other then the newest member of the New York Knicks, Carmelo Anthony and wife La La Vazquez. The new starting forward for the Knicks made the move to New York with his wife who will also be starring in her own Vh1 reality show, La La’s Full Court Life. The show is currently slated to premiere in August of this year.

 

This haute couple originally had their own series revolved around their wedding day, “La La’s Full Court Wedding”. To catch an encore of the finale, watch Vh1 on Sunday, February 27th at both 7pm and 11pm EST. Basketball star Carmelo Anthony is sure to play a major role within the series. With all the melo-drama over Mr. Anthony in New York lately, be sure to keep your eyes on this power couple throughout the city.

 

Article by: Angela Samartano

HAUTE NYC 2011

Haute Music: Super8 & Tab debut in New York City

Trance DJs/Producers Super8 & Tab from Helsinki, Finland are set to make their NYC debut this Thursday February 24 at Cielo NYC. Miika Eloranta who aliases as Super8 and Janne Mansnerus, known as DJ Tab, took a break from perusing their individual careers in 2005 to form the partnership tag team. For their NYC debut, Super8 & Tab can be seen at Cielo, a vibrant space, offering a more intimate feel than your typical New York City Nightclub.

Working on their solo careers until joining forces in 2005, the Anjunabeats recording artists have worked alongside quite a few A-List DJs including Armin Van Buuren, Tiesto, Paul Van Dyk, Above & Beyond and Ferry Corsten. The trance music duo are best known for their singles “Needs To Feel“, “Helsinki Scorchin“, “Elektra”, “Irufushi” and the 2010 releases “Black Is The New Yellow“, “Empire” and “Mercy” recorded with Jan Burton, and “My Enemy” featuring vocals by Julie Thompson. Also known for their hard-hitting club remixes, Super8 & Tab renditions may be heard amongnst Above & Beyond‘s “Oceanic“, Ferry Corsten‘s “Made Of Love” , Luminary’s Amsterdam”, Paul Van Dyk’s “New York City” and “Nothing But You“. Re-mastering the Above & Beyond club classic featuring Zoe JohnsonCan’t Sleep” in early 2011, Super8 & Tab are sure to supply Cielo with a well balanced set for their New York City debut. Advance Tickets are available for $15 through Made Event, a limited number will be available at the door.

 

Article by: Mark Mancino

HAUTE NYC 2011

Music Monday: DJ Joe Zagame February Mix

Need a President’s Day pick me up? Check out the latest mix by DJ Joe Zagame of MarkJoseph DJs that will give you a reason to dance today. The New York native currently is one half of the Mark Joseph DJs collaboration. You can catch their music featured on the weekly online radio show, Utopic Sessions, which airs every Thursday through Joravers.com. Listen and comment on DJ Joe Zagame’s February 2011 mix. The track list includes the following songs, enjoy!

01. Cliff Coenraad – Booty Slam (Original Mix)
02. Orjan Nilsen – Agnus (Original Mix)
03. Conjure One Feat. Jaren – Like Ice (Marcus Schossow Remix)
04. Everything But The Girl – Missing (Greg Downey Remix)
05. Markus Schulz Feat. Dauby – Perfect (Funabashi Remix)

Article by: Angela Samartano

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Haute Looks: Boy Meets Girl USA Fall 2011 Presentation

This past Tuesday, I had the pleasure of attending the Fall 2011 Boy Meets Girl USA 2011 Presentation at the Metropolitan Pavilion for New York Fashion Week. Sponsored by Style 360 and Polaroid, the event was one of the most fun experiences of all fashion week. A mixed crowd of editors, bloggers, photographers, and celebrities included the likes of songstress Kat Deluna, the fabulous Jay Alexander, and even Danielle Staub of Real Housewives of New Jersey. The opening of the show consisted of a beautiful performance by Natasha Bedingfield that had every fashion maven in attendance clapping their hands along to the beat.

I was especially excited for the presentation after interviewing the designer, Stacy Igel on both HAUTE NYC and frockOn.com. I have compiled a few of my favorite looks from the show. For all of my thoughts on the event, check out my article on frockOn. xO

 

My outfit for Boy Meets Girl USA : shirt, belt & blazer: H&M / shirt, tights, & shoes: forever 21

Photos & Article by : Angela Samartano

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Haute Music: Paul van Dyk Returns to NYC

The highly anticipated return of Grammy nominated Paul Van Dyk awaits us fellow New Yorkers this weekend. A highly respectable musician who was voted #1 DJ in the world by DJMag Top 100 DJ Poll in both 2005 and 2006, Dyk has exactly what it takes to keep the crowd moving until sunrise. The Electronic DJ/Producer is scheduled to perform a DJ set this Saturday February 19,2011. Formerly Exit Nightclub, the now Terminal 5 will host Van Dyk as he once again captivates over 3000 of his New York fans with a few new tunes as well as some familiar classics. Known for his productions “Time Of Our Lives” with vocalist 4 Vega, “For An Angel” and “Nothing But You”. Van Dyk pays homage to NYC with production “Home” featuring Johnny McDaid and his record alongside Starkillers and Austin Leeds with vocals from Ashley Tomberlin, “New York City”. These two are surely hopefuls.

This will mark Paul Van Dyk’s first time playing in New York since his New Years Eve 2010 Celebration at The Roseland Ballroom, hosted by Made Event. Van Dyk, whose name originally appeared on the Electric Zoo Festival 2010 lineup, canceled his gig slated for September 2010 at Randall’s Island Park. PVD’s absence from NYC has been felt throughout the local club community, leaving much anticipation and even higher expectations with his return to the city that never sleeps. Pre-Sale tickets began at $25 for general admission, Limited Advance Tickets priced at $30, both of which sold out leaving a limited number of $40 tickets available the day of the event.

 

Article by: Mark Mancino

HAUTE NYC 2011

NYCAngela: Fashion Week Day 1

Tis the season to be fashionable! Fashion Week has finally hit New York City for the best designers in the business to showcase their Autumn / Winter 2011 collections. As I approached Lincoln Center for the first day of fashion week, the fashion rush took over me as I found myself surrounded by the most beautiful and influential people in the business. The Duckie Brown AW2011 collection began slightly later than the original 1pm scheduled time, but fashionably late is always a good thing. The tent was packed as Duckie fans surrounded the perimeter before the lights went dim.  The menswear collection consisted of a mostly neutral, earth tone palette.

Coincidentally,  my outfit of the day matched along with the theme! In an outfit all by H&M, I donned an oatmeal button up cardigan over a dark grey cami top. I matched those with a comfortable camel trouser and taupe lace up boots from Forever 21.To accessorize, I added my very own Samantha House Toni necklace from SpoilMeFashion.com that has easily become my favorite item! Check it out!