Fashion Week can be felt and seen from all around the globe. Cities, both small and large, that have never presented a venue in the past for fashion week have taken it upon themselves to create their own week of fashion splendor. The goal: to showcase local designers. 

When I heard Varela LaMar was showing in Panama, I couldn't wait to tune in to see what Nixia had in store. From sheer mesh to satin and silk fabrics, the collection stayed true to the Varela LaMar trademark: simple elegance and versatility.

Here are a few of my favorite looks from the runway.  


The last two days of New York Fashion Week coverage for spring 2011 brings more excitement! The emerging themes held true through the week. However, will they turn into solidified trends next year? As always, stay tuned to find out.

Designer mentions: Michael Kors, Isaac Mizrahi, Nanette Lepore, Phillip Lim, Anna Sui, Proenza Schouler and Oscar de la Renta.

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Holy fabulousness! Each day just gets better. You seriously don't want to miss the recap of day 5 and day 6 of New York Fashion Week Spring 2011. My favorites? Tune in and find out for yourselves.

Designer mentions: Narciso Rodrigues, Rodarte, Carlos Miele, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Marc Jacobs, Carolina Herrera, Vera Wang, Dennis Basso.

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Things are heating up on the runway for New York Fashion Week Spring 2011. There are several new emerging themes to consider from day 3 and 4. So, grab a spot of tea and enjoy the show.

Designer mentions: Alexander Wang, Charlotte Ronson, Derek Lam, Cynthia Steffe, Diane von Furstenberg, Cynthia Rowley, Lela Rose and Max Azria.

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You won't skip a fashion beat when you tune into New York Fashion Week coverage here, via [my] style files. Spring 2011 is giving love to some carry-overs and introducing us to some emerging themes. Want to know what they are? Watch the video.

Designer mentions: BCBG Max Azria, Jason Wu, Rag & Bone, Peter Som, Nicholas K and Kimberly Ovitz.

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