GIVEAWAY: Nuvany Ni’ce x Princess of the Posse x 2 tees

Yay, thanks to everyone for sending in your entries…the winners are Barbie from Canada and Raven from Harlem! Lookout for more giveaways real soon!!!


Alright, here we go another slammin giveaway sponsored by the P.O.P Crew!!! 2 limited edition tees (1 Red love-hate sz.small, 1 Teal love-hate sz.medium) 2 winners…Ya’ll gonna have to work for this one! Please send one stylish photo of yourself to nuvanynice@gmail.com. Once your entry is received you will receive a confirmation e-mail granting you entrance to the contest…I will pick 2 winners on January 3, 2008. Please don’t forget to support the lovely P.O.P Crew at their myspace page, hurry cuz these tees are running out like my Carmex!!!

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FEATURE: Fresh n Fierce

www.myspace.com/princessoftheposse

1. How long have you been designing and do you have any formal training? P.O.P. has been in the works for a few years now and it has finally come together. We are a posse of four and have various levels of experience and training!

2. Were your designs inspired in any way by the famous Queen Latifah song “Princess of the Posse”? More like the culture behind Queen Latifah.. She represents an era where women in hip hop were coming up and gaining respect based on their creativity, style and individuality…If you want to get an idea of the beginnings of street wear culture just look at this period. The Princess of the Posse is the trend setting girl whose style comes from within. She stands out from the rest, turns heads, and is always on the forefront of Fashion,Music and Art.

3. Whats your view on the recent popularity of women’s street wear brands?We think it’s great so many women are working hard and making moves!! Props to all the ladies doin’ their thang thang!

4. What is unique about your brand that sets you apart from all of your competitors?
Each brand has their own distinctive styles and experiences which they express through their designs. We are giving you our own unique viewpoint from extreme NYC street fashionistas!

5. Where do you for see Princess of the Posse in say about a year from now?In a year we will be a widely recognized street wear brand. Our clothing will be in every city across the globe!

6. What can we expect for summer 08′ from Princess of the Posse?Fly T-shirts ladies!! You’ll have to wait and see!!

STYLE MAVEN OF THE WEEK

This girl was really sketchy about letting me take her photo…I think I kinda startled her, I saw her coming down the street in Hoboken and jumped out of my car as she was walking…She really didn’t want to take the pic. but I convinced her that it would be really quick(guess that’s why the shot was a bit blurry). I really love the enormous flapper collar on her coat, she was very short but I think it suited her well it didn’t drown her out. Like her shoes too! No info. on the outfit as she was in a rush :)!

FEATURE: Fresh n Fierce

www.mociun.com

1.What is Mociun? Mociun is my last name. Its pronounced ‘motion’.

2.What was your occupation before you launching Mociun? I was a woven designer at a textiles mill for 3 months after I graduated from college, but I got fired. So I started my own line.

3.Where and how are the clothes manufactured? I used to do it all myself now I use a couple of small factories in New York City.

4.Do you feel that because you are an independent designer your audience is limited? No not really. I think its just takes time to grow and to reach a wider range of people. Not that its ever going to reach as many people as say the Gap. It will always remain a little special because of its price but I think independent designers can stay independent and grow to whatever size they want if they know what they are doing.

5.How do you determine what fabrics to use each collection/season? Well I try and use mainly eco fabrics so that narrows it down right away. Also since I print all my own fabric I’m looking at mainly solids so I often go by the hand and drape of the fabric.

6.What are some things that influence your design style?
Where I grew up (Nevada City, CA), the art and design that I see around me (esp. these artists: kiki smith, henry darger, amy cutler). bauhous textiles, native american textiles, art and jewelry. And being around other people that are creating things.

7.What can Mociun lovers look forward to for the next collection and the future? I’m adding a mens line and a jewelry line- those are launching with fall 08. I’m also starting to do digitally printed fabrics, which means more expensive pieces but some crazy looking fabric for those whole are textile lovers.

STYLE MAVEN OF THE WEEK

I spotted Miss Alana this morning, standing at the bus stop with her stunning Tracy Reese coat…love the bold colors and geometric pattern, its nice to see a bright colored coat for a change…Its great when people step outside of the box and take risks with their wardrobe, I’m definitely a fan!

NEW FEATURE: STYLE JOCK OF THE WEEK

Yay, finally our first installment of the new STYLE JOCK OF THE WEEK!!! So I’m driving to get the kids from school(in HOBOKEN) and I spot this guy walking across the street eating a slice of pizza with a crazy ill coat on…I’m like dag how am I going to catch him he’s over there and I’m here sitting at the light and he’s just walking farther and farther away from the direction that I’m going in…So I’m like yo that coat is so fly I’m gonna have to chase him down! So I figure he’s walking in a certain direction so I double park all on the side of the road and wait! I’m like hey can I take a pic. of your coat, he’s eating his pizza like wha? and proceeds to walk away with a smile like maybe she not talking to me…So then I anxiously jump out of my car and proceed to tell him how hot I think his coat is and if I can snap a pic..He so graciously obliges and tells me his name…Hopefully he won’t get mad if I put his name all out there like this but I thought it was a snazzy name…So I introduce to ya’ll Macheko(not sure of the spelling but it sounds exactly how I spelled it)…And then of course in one of my ol ditsy moments say to him…oh interesting name sounds Italian, he’s like nah PUERTO RICAN..ha ha Enjoy people and there will be more STYLE JOCKS to come! Oh yeah and his friend made the coat for him(not sure of the designer waiting on the details)!