Thursday, April 24, 2014

DINNER IS SERVED- by Rolise Rachel, At The Lair of Philippe Burke


My lovely friend Rolise Rachel from Social Life Magazine invited me to her private dinner party at the Upper East Side home of her friend Phillipe Burke. 

Around 30 of Rolise’s and Phillipe’s friends joined the intimate gathering that evening.

Spring weather was in full swing in New York so I saw the perfect opportunity to wear my Eliza J red dress with my favorite Michael Kors black heels.

A lot of the guests were entrepreneurs and it was fascinating to meet each one. Rolise’s dinner menu included salmon and potatoes with a honey & shaved ginger soy sauce.

“What should you bring?” the invitation read. “Just smiles and tall tales, nothing else.” Indeed, it was a night full of just that… 

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Social Life Magazine Beauty and Health Soiree

 Wearing: Taylor Dress, Emma Logue snakeskin belt and Jessica Simpson heels 

Social Life Magazine’s Event Director Rolise Rachel and Publisher Justin Mitchell held a Beauty and Health event at the glamorous Social Life Residence in New York.

The evening was presented by the Art of Dermatology and hosted by Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model Julie Henderson.

Guests were treated to hors d’oeuvres by Elegant Affairs and cocktails by Altaneve Prosecco. Socialites, tastemakers and trendsetters had a chance to preview Mina D. Jewelry, Au Naturale, Mynt Smile, Skinney Medspa, Aquaffinity, By Chez Lingenrie, Love Grace Organic, Green 2o Water and Developing Faces.

Pedicure.com was also on hand to pamper guests with fresh Spring manicures. 

Thursday, April 3, 2014

ELEQT "Fall Into Spring" Rooftop Party and Fashion Show With Mina D Jewelry


ELEQT, a luxury social network for the world’s trendsetters held a “Fall into Spring” event at The Sanctuary Hotel rooftop in New York. The event featured a special fashion show with Mina D Jewelry’s new Spring collection.

Mina Deutsch is the gifted designer behind the sumptuous Mina D Couture Jewelry collections. Born and raised in Brooklyn, she began her career in the New York City Diamond District, working for a high-end diamond firm for over 20 years. With her vast experience and firsthand knowledge of both diamonds and semiprecious jewelry, creating her own line would come as a natural next step on her career path.

Mina creates unique pieces because she believes jewelry should be one of a kind and as unique as the women who wear them. Her collections comprise unique, exquisite jewelry designed with pearls, semiprecious and precious stones such as garnet, aquamarine, amethyst, precious and natural stones such as agate, amazonite, jadeite and chalcedony, to name just a few.  

Sunday, March 30, 2014

SCENE Magazine & Saks Fifth Avenue Black & White Party

It’s always such a pleasure to receive an invitation from SCENE Magazine, an NYC based society and fashion magazine. SCENE is known for hosting the most fun social events around the city. This time they put together a fabulous black and white party with Saks Fifth Avenue.

10% of sales from the evening went to benefit Coalition for the Homeless.

My evening was spent receiving air kisses from old fashion friends and exchanging business cards with new ones.

This was one of the very few events that I decided to attend this past month. After Fashion Week ended I took a brief hiatus from the New York social scene to think about everything. I felt like I was getting a little too caught up in the frivolous part of it all and didn’t pay enough attention to what was truly important.

During my brief self-reflection I realized how much fashion truly means to me. My happiest memories are dressing up in glamorous looks and mingling with fascinating fashion/society souls in the city. 

The most rewarding part of it all is reading fan emails from readers who’ve been inspired by my stories to add a touch of glamour and adventure to their own lives. This is what matters the most to me. 

I look forward to bringing you even more beautiful looks and entertaining stories. In addition, I’ll also be making exciting expansions to the blog in the coming months. :)

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Fashion 4 Development’s International Fashion Designer Presentation and Cocktail Party


Fashion 4 Development’s International Fashion Designer Presentation and Cocktail party was one of the most glamorous and fascinating parties during the first day of New York Fashion Week. The socialite and dignitary studded soiree was held inside a beautiful crystal decorated room at the Mandarin Hotel in New York.

Four emerging international designer’s were showcased: Diana Dorozhkina, Auguste Soesastro, Giovanni LoPresti, and Angelo Lambrou. Models wearing each designer’s stunning creations walked around the room as guests and media eagerly snapped photos.

I wore a lace dress with semi sheer silk sleeves and contrasting red zipper by my designer friend, Alice Yim. I’m absolutely in love with this dress which she named Perle. I literally made a mental note to wear this dress for fashion week when I saw Alice wearing it for the first time a few weeks before. The red zipper in the back was everything for this piece. I paired the look with matching red lipstick, black tights and red heels by Guess. 

Fashion 4 Development (F4D) is a global awareness platform that goes beyond fashion and seeks to unite diplomacy, media, business and the creative industries to enact sustainable change. Utilizing fashion as a platform, F4D has successfully united organizations and people alike, to create awareness and improve the livelihood of societies at large in support of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals and “ Every Woman Every Child “ the initiative spearheaded by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

RAINE Magazine's Glamorous Soiree for Consuelo Vanderbilt Costin at the Pierre Hotel


I had a chance to attend Raine Magazine’s international issue celebration party for their star cover girl Consuelo Vanderbilt Costin. The soiree was held at the Pierre Hotel, notably one of the most luxurious hotels in New York located right by Central Park.

Consuelo Vanderbilt Costin is a singer, socialite and philanthropist and the seventh generation descendent of railroad tycoon Cornelius Vanderbilt. The beautiful blonde heiress is also owner of her own record label, C&R Records.

Consuelo has performed around the world and shared the stage with notable artists like Mya and Vanessa Carlton.

Her first dance single “Naked” spent 16 weeks on the Billboard charts and reached #12. Her follow-up single “Feel So Alive,” co-written and produced by Peter Amato reached Billboard’s #2 spot for Breakout Artist and #21 on the U.S. Billboard Dance Charts.


Consuelo’s current single, “Here We Go” captured the attention of the German, French and UK DJs and landed her in the German club charts for the first time.

The worldly heiress was definitely a befitting cover choice for Raine magazine’s international issue. Raine is the first magazine to serve as the platform for rising creative and unconventional entrepreneurs.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Fashion Week Hair Makeover With Celebrity Stylist Eran Edri at Francky L’Official Salon

Celebrity Hairstylist Eran Edri and me
(Wearing a dress by Bobi Los Angeles)

With only a few more days until New York Fashion Week I wanted to do something completely different with my hair. My trusted fashion friends Martha from MDollNYC.com and Eleonora from Sensationofhouse.com recommended their super talented celebrity hairstylist friend Eran Edri from the famous Francky L’Official Salon on Madison Avenue. Both beauties have been made over by Eran recently and their hair looked so flawless. Of course, I immediately reached out to Eran to see if he had any time. Luckily for me he had an opening this past Saturday! I was so excited for the opportunity to be styled by Eran for Fashion Week! 


Best known for his expert layered cuts Eran’s work has attracted top designer clients, from Carmen Marc Valvo to Helmut Lang. His exquisite work has been featured in various publications including Italian Vogue, Instyle as well as seen on the runways of NY Fashion Week. Eran has trained with Frederic Fekkai and Tony & Guy, he holds certificates from Balmain, Peter Coppola, L'Oreal, and Wella.


The Francky L’Official Salon is known for having an impressive roster of clients which includes celebrities, socialites and models.

Eran greeted me like an old friend and the reality of the experience really set in. I was about to get my hair done by one of the most talented /sought after hairstylists in New York!


Saturday, January 18, 2014

JCPenney's New Year, New You Fitness Event With Karina Smirnoff From Dancing With The Stars


Karina Smirnoff from Dancing with the Stars hosted JCPenney’s New Year, New You Fitness Event in JCPenney’s SoHo showroom. Guests were treated to Karina's fitness dance classes that both burned calories and taught killer moves. I was so excited to begin my first official workout regime of 2014 with the DWTS legend! 

Karina and I were both dressed in JCPenney’s exclusive new Xersion and CityStreetActivewear lines.  

“These clothes are comfortable, super cute and sexy, and fit the body in all the right places,” said Karina. “It’s great that JCPenney has such a wide selection for every fitness level. I want a set in every color!”

Fellow DWTS Dancer Henry Byalikov also brought his expertise to the floor teaching salsa and high-octane routines to the excited participants. 

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Best Memories Of 2013 + Happy New Year!

(Meeting Liam Hemsworth at the HUGO BOSS NYC Flagship store party definitely tops my list of epic moments from the past year!) 

Happy New Year my dearest readers! I’m so excited to see where my fashion career will take me in 2014. To celebrate the start of the New Year I wanted to reflect on the memories of the past year.

My favorite moments were full of glamorous dresses, extraordinary soirées, meeting fascinating people and new business opportunities.

Aside from the good memories there were also times where I wanted to completely give up on fashion. But, miraculously each time I went through a rough patch something always pushed me to continue whether it was a great press mention for my blog, encouragement from friends and family, or a new business opportunity. Of course, the best source of inspiration was emails from my readers asking fashion questions or letting me know that I inspired them.

This past year I also had a pretty sad breakup. My friends have joked that my life sometimes mirrors Carrie Bradshaw from Sex and the City. Perhaps they’re right?!

All of the experiences both good and bad have definitely influenced me in my personal style. I took some pretty daring fashion risks this past year and I don’t regret any of them. It’s very cliche to say but fashion has always been in my blood. The clothes I wear are a reflection of my personality. Sometimes, I can be classic like Audrey Hepburn and other times I love a bolder look like Daphne Guinness.     

I’ve learned that life is about living ‘epically’ and taking risks both personally and professionally. It’s about following your heart and going after your dreams and not listening to anyone who tells you you’re not good enough. I hope to accomplish a lot in 2014 and of course document every moment of my fashion adventures as The Style Socialite. :)

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

KiraKira & Alysia Reiner of Orange is the New Black Shopping Party for the Women's Prison Association


Alysia Reiner from the hit Netflix show Orange is the New Black hosted a shopping party with jewelry designer Suz Somersall from KiraKira to benefit the Women’s Prison Association. The event took place at one of my favorites places in NYC, the Carlton Hotel. 

I met Alysia and some of her fellow castmates from Orange is the New Black a few days earlier at the Eiji Salon event. Alysia plays corrupt prison administrator Natalie "Fig" Figueroa on the show. 

The next day Alysia emailed me about this great upcoming event she was hosting with accessories label KiraKira. 

Alysia and KiraKira’s designer Suz teamed up to a create a special WPA locket with 100% of the proceeds going towards the organization. The idea behind the locket was to create a piece that would embody the aspiring and courageous attitudes of the women of the Women’s Prison Association.

The Women's Prison Association works to create change in the lives of women and their families impacted by incarceration. Their programs make it possible for for women to obtain work, housing, health care, rebuild their families and participate fully in civic life.

Check out www.wpaonline.org to learn more about their work.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Chanukah with the Stars Benefit for Chabad North Haven in The Hamptons


Chabad North Haven in The Hamptons held their second annual Chanukah with the Stars benefit at the historic Van Alen Mansion on the Upper East Side of New York. The picturesque 1900’s mansion certainly set the mood for a magical Chanukah party.

The memorable evening included an open bar, delicious food, a holiday musical ensemble, menorah lighting and awards ceremony.

Event co-chairs were Devorah Rose, Randy B. Fields and Michael Heller.
Host Committee members included myself, Jonathan Frenkel, Lisa Brandes, Charles Glatter, Gilli Glatter, Sharona Hakimian, Joseph Krutel, Rachel Heller, Yehuda M Neuman, Denise V Wohl, Bradford Rand, Tovah Feldshuh, Isaac Reshad, Breanna Schultz, Jordan Schultz, Shira Sky and Jill Zarin.

I was so honored to be on the host committee and participate in the festivities.

Chabad North Haven in The Hamptons was just launched this past summer by Rabbi Berel Lerman and his wife Brocha Lerman. It’s the newest Chabad branch in the Hamptons, in addition to the other centers: Chabad of The Hamptons in East Hampton, Chabad of Southampton and Chabad of Watermill.

Chabad is the fastest growing and largest Jewish organization in the world today. The goal of Chabad North Haven is to create an environment where there are no labels and everyone is free to express their “Jewishness” and spirituality. Through their programming they offer a very relevant and meaningful experience to adult and children audiences alike.

In addition, they also offer Spirituality For All, which is an educational organization that holds workshops and classes teaching mystical Kabbalah. Their programming both in person and online empowers people to reach within their core and shine in all areas of their lives.

Visit spiritualityforall.org to learn more or donate.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Big Drop NYC Upper West Side Store Opening Soiree

Eleonora Quizmolli from Sensation of House Production (right)

Big Drop NYC, a hot boutique threw a stylish soiree to celebrate their grand opening on the Upper West Side of New York.
My friend Eleonora Quizmolli from Sensation of House Production produced and hosted this fabulous event. She was joined by hosts, Nora Kobrenik Uptempo Magazine Creative Director and David Katzav, owner of the Big Drop franchise.
I was suppose to attend that evening but unfortunately couldn't make it last minute. Luckily Eleonora sent over some of the fun party shots from the grand opening celebration!
Guests were invited to listen to music sets by DJ Juli-Lee, strike a pose for a fun photo booth Instagram contest, and snack on desserts. One lucky attendee was also awarded a $250 gift card.
Synonymous with chic avant-garde women's fashion, Big Drop offers a unique assortment of clothing and accessories by cutting edge brands. They continue to differentiate themselves in the retail landscape with their distinct point of view. Loyal followers connect online, via The Spotlight blog. Insiders keep up with fashion influences in-store, and in the scene, for the latest trends, obsessions, and celebrity style, while referencing all of their styling needs.
Visit www.bigdropnyc.com to check out their stylish selections!

Monday, December 16, 2013

Wand for Eiji Salon Holiday Party + Exclusive Interview With Host Jackie Cruz from Orange is the New Black


Jackie Cruz from Orange is the New Black hosted Eiji Salon’s fabulous holiday party to help celebrate the launch of Wand for Eiji. Accompanying Jackie were her co-stars from the show, Alysia Reiner, Jackie Cruz, Vicky Jeudy and Diane Guerrero.

Eiji Salon, New York City's elite hair salon on Madison Avenue and home of the “Dry-Cut” technique, collaborated with Wand, an exclusive custom cut natural wig and hair accessories company, to create the industry's first ever hair rental service.

Wand for Eiji is the first renting model to hit the beauty space, offering a chance to own various hair looks, in a renting format. Wand blends the best of Japanese design and aesthetics with highest quality youthful hair in the world in a multitude of lengths, styles and hue tones. As the name suggests, Wand is the transformation of a new and temporary look without the long term commitment and for a fraction of the price. 

Wand for Eiji Salon stems from Eiji’s creativity and keen eye for design. With 99% imagination and 1% technique, all of Wand wigs are cut, styled and individualized by Eiji Yamane, founder of Eiji Salon. Much like other renting models that currently exist in the fashion and accessories spaces, women are able to rent hair for a certain amount of time and return the item(s) when finished. Once returned, the hair is treated in specialty formula to ensure the wig is sanitary for the next client. Wand hair will initially launch with 4 wigs, each with different styles and colors, at different lengths and will eventually branch out with hair extension rentals.

Wand will be the first and only destination for renting wigs, available at Eiji Salon on Madison Avenue in New York City and online.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Holiday Giveaway: TEMPTU Airbrush Makeup Kit

Happy Holidays! I’m so excited to announce my special giveaway with TEMPTU, a popular celebrity airbrush makeup system. 

TEMPTU’s Airbrush Makeup Kit and patented AIRpod makeup is the first easy-to-use, professional-quality, home airbrush makeup system. Finally, every woman can easily achieve flawless makeup application like her favorite celebrities, every time.

From Hollywood to Fashion runways, TEMPTU is the perfect at-home solution for women who want to look Red Carpet ready, but don’t have access to a professional makeup artist.  

TEMPTU is the go-to makeup for some of the biggest names in music, movies, and television as well as some of the top names in fashion: MUSIC - Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Carrie Underwood, Madonna and Beyonce TELEVISION- The Voice, Dancing with the Stars, and Mad Men FILM- Stars including Rooney Mara, Scarlett Johansson and Nicole Kidman FASHION- On the runway for Prada, Christian Dior, BCBG Max Azria, Helmut Lang, and Herve Leger

I absolutely adore my TEMPTU Airbrush Makeup system. It's my must use beauty tool in preparation for big events and parties. It's very simple to use and extremely effective. All I have to do is insert the foundation shade and move the applicator 4-6 inches away from my face in a circular motion. It usually takes me under 10 min to achieve a flawless porcelain skin look. 

Monday, November 18, 2013

Audubon Young Members 2013 Fall Benefit

Photo Credit: Clifford Pickett
Joshua Pino and me 

I had the incredible opportunity of covering the Audubon Young Members Fall Benefit at trendy hot spot Avenue in New York City's meatpacking district. 

The event featured a silent auction and cocktails. DJ Luther Riggs worked his music magic as guests danced the night away for a great cause. 

The Audubon Young Members Group works to empower a new generation of conservationists by raising awareness about current environmental issues, providing opportunities to experience and foster a love for nature, and building a community of like-minded and committed environmentalists.

The Young Members board includes: Monica BrouwerAnn Morrison Calvert, Alexander Cook, Stephanie Cozzi, Juliet Falchi, Jennifer Ritter, Adrienne Rudkin, Peter Stamm, Teddy Winthrop, Eva Yean. 

Host Committee – Chair Ann Morrison Calvert, Minot Amory, Brandon  Buchmayr, Christina Eberli, Lauren Douglas, Patricia Dunne, Kate Falchi, Amanda Goss, Taylor Colson Horton, Jessica Houghton, Nicole HowardWinnie Lewis, Jenna Manula, David Mehlman, Douglas Graham MooreJr.,Carolyn Niemann, Arielle Patrick, Joshua Pino, Katie Jo Righi, Jeremy Rosenberg, Morgan Scott, Tucker Sharp, Austin Simon, Rich Thomas, James Tierney Tang, Kim Taylor, Amy Whang and Lizzy Wild.

As a Audubon Young Member you have the opportunity to assist in all aspects of conservation, including the protection of animals, ecosystems and the ongoing fight against climate change. This involves ground-level environmental education as well as advocacy for sustainable lifestyle choices. 

For more information about joining Audubon as a Young Member, or to donate visit: youngmembers.audubon.org. 

Monday, November 11, 2013

Vionic Footwear Spring 2014 Collection Preview At The London NYC Hotel


Vionic Footwear hosted a lovely preview for their new Spring 2014 collection for women and men at the LONDON NYC Hotel. Guests were treated to sweet treats, cocktails and massages. 

I was so excited to visit the LONDON NYC Hotel for the first time for this event. The preview was held in a suite with such beautiful views of Manhattan. I couldn't help but take a moment to stare at the innumerable shining lights of the city below me. There is nothing like seeing the grandeur of New York to remind me why I came here in the first place.

VIONIC with Orthaheel technology is a new fashionable and healthy footwear brand created by leading podiatrist Phil Vasyli. This innovative, contemporary brand promotes health and style from the ground up, uniting on-trend materials and silhouettes with proven technology. For Spring 2014, Vionic debuted a fabulous array of sandals, wedges, tennis shoes and slippers for women and a range of men’s styles from dress shoes to flip flops.  

Sunday, November 10, 2013

GLITTERRINGS Jewelry Showroom Spring/Summer 2014 Preview + My Fascinating Fashion Destiny Reading by Renowned Numerologist, Lloyd Strayhorn!

Wearing a GLITTERRINGS necklace

I was invited to preview the new Spring/Summer 2014 GLITTERRINGS & Jill Zarin Jewelry Collections. It's so much fun to visit the GLITTERRINGS showroom as I always feel like a little girl in a candy store full of sparkling jewels. 

GLITTERRINGS introduced their new Numbers Collection inspired by renowned Numerologist Lloyd Strayhorn, author of "Numbers and You". Guests at the preview enjoyed mini numerology readings from Llyod. 

GLITTERRINGS is a leading manufacturer of fine fashion jewelry specializing in rings. They aim to redefine glamour, elegance, and luxury by creating outstanding designs for women who don't want to comprise quality for price or fashion.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

CCOC Fall Fashion, Fitness and Philanthropy Event


It’s always such a pleasure to support the charitable endeavors of Chabad's Children of Chernobyl (CCOC) as the organization hits very close to home for me. One of their most recent events was the Fall Fashion, Fitness and Philanthropy event at EVR NYC. 


Past Children at Heart Auctions have included Whoopi Goldberg, Jon Voight, Kathleen Turner, Burt Reynolds, Pierce Brosnan, Heidi Klum, Robin Williams, Steven Spielberg and many more. And this year's has more of the same excitement and glamour. You can bid on their currently open Celebrity/Fantasy auction items on their website.

Chabad's Children of Chernobyl (CCOC) is the only organization in the world that permanently evacuates and treats children from the devastated region of Chernobyl. To date, CCOC has saved 2,863 children on 99 rescue flights... and counting! 

For more information visit www.ccoc.net 

Thursday, November 7, 2013

My Visit to Vito Emanuele's Couture Showroom, Preview of His Fall 2013 Collection + Exclusive Interview!

Vito Emanuele and me 

Vito Emanuele is a true definition of a couturier. I had a chance to visit his extraordinary showroom in New York where he makes original custom garments for private clients. 

I was so excited to meet Vito and his assistant, Nadya. I’ve visited quite a number of showrooms during my fashion career but none was as worldly as Vito’s. His showroom was decorated with ancient African artifacts that Vito has collected over the years.


As soon as I entered the room I felt like I was transported in to a classic couturier in Europe. Vito’s charming assistant Nadya greeted me and soon Vito came out to meet me. Vito was such a fascinating character. I felt like I could spend hours listening to his stories of his travels and descriptions of the art that he does in addition to designing. In fact, there was a mini art studio right inside the showroom which featured Vito’s stunning renditions of his muses, friends and customers. 

I was thrilled to find out that both Vito and Nadya also attended the Fashion Institute of Technology just as I have. Ironically, his showroom is located only a few blocks away from our alma mater. 


Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn, Ingrid Bergman, Kim Novak, Tippi Hedren, Eva Marie Saint... icons of style and elegance paired with the artistic genius of Hitchcock is the reason Vito Emanuele became a fashion designer. He’s an artist whose life interest is the pursuit of beauty. Vito Emanuele began a creative career as a display designer, creating windows and interiors for New York’s premier stores. He segued into fashion as a design assistant at Halston. While working directly with Halston on new designs he learned the fine art and discipline of couture. Vito’s next move would be to the house of Perry Ellis, working as a member of the famed design team that created modern classic sportswear. Vito launched the Vito Emanuele Collection in the early 1990’s, merging the classical trainings of Halston Couture with the sportswear principles of Perry Ellis. His first collection consisted of elegant evening wear, debuting at Bergdorf Goodman and Barneys in New York, as well as specialty stores around the country. Vito further expanded the collection with sportswear pieces, amassing a clientele that includes famed socialites, celebrities, and movie stars. Currently Vito is combining classic elegance with modern luxury, which lends timelessness to his collections that range from casual, suiting, cocktail, evening and outerwear

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Shop My Glamorous GLITTERRINGS Jewels!


I’m so excited to announce my special collaboration with GLITTERRINGS, a leading manufacturer of fine fashion jewelry specializing in rings. They aim to redefine glamour, elegance, and luxury by creating outstanding designs for women who don't want to comprise quality for price or fashion.

I completely adore their jewels and have worn them to many of my glamorous nights out in New York. 

Now you can shop my styles! Use code TSSGR20 to enjoy 20% off until November 6th. 

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Zang Toi's Showroom Grand Opening Party

Designer Zang Toi and me

Fresh off the heels of his mega successful Spring 2014 fashion show, renowned Fashion Designer Zang Toi hosted an extravagant soiree to celebrate his new showroom location on the east side of New York. It was a privilege for me to be invited to both his fashion show and now his private celebration at his showroom right across Rockefeller Center. 

I arrived an hour into the start of the party due to a Summer downpour in New York which caused a lack of available cabs. Zang’s showroom was already full of mingling society guests, reporters and photographers. Zang was one of the first people to greet me. I can’t describe what an incredible feeling it was to know that one of the most iconic designers in the world knew who I was. It was a moment that I'll always treasure. Zang was dressed in his classic black suit and white shirt. 

Zang is truly a designer with the midus touch. Anything he produces shines with extraordinary opulence fit for a royal. In fact, Zang himself was recently given the royal title of Datuk Zang Toi by the King of Malaysia, Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah. Zang is originally from Krai in Kelantan in Malaysia.

Zang came to New York at the age of 20 where he studied at the distinguished Parsons School of Design. In August 1989, he opened his atelier and soon after, U.S Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour featured Zang in March 1990 issue and was one of the first Asian designers championed by the renowned editor. In 1990, Zang was awarded the Mouton Cadet Young Designer of the Year which recognizes the top, young, U.S. designer of the year.

Since that time, Zang's work has been featured in major publications such as Vogue, Vanity Fair, Time, Newsweek, The New York Times, Financial Times, etc. Not only has he dressed Hollywood celebrities such as Sharon Stone, Elizabeth Taylor, Farrah Fawcett, Kristie Alley, Patti LaBelle, Gong Li, Eva Longoria, Fergie (Black Eyed Peas) and Heather Graham, but has also created luxurious wardrobe for philanthropists and royalty including Melinda Gates and Saudi Princess Haifa Bandar Al Saud.