ONE NIGHT ABROAD: MONOCHROME

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I love the fall season for many reasons–from the beautiful changing leaves that I grew up with in upstate New York, to pumpkin-flavored lattes–but most importantly, to fashion. The past few weeks, I’ve been following fashion week runways all over the world.  This week, I am living vicariously through photos of Paris Fashion Week–especially because I was there last year during this time and I feel like it was just yesterday.  This week, when Smartling.com asked me to dream of what I would do if I had the opportunity to have one night abroad, I started fantasizing about being in Paris.  

DESIGNER PROFILE: ALEX BLAS

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THE DESIGNER: In honor of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week drawing to a close in New York City this week, I’ve decided to look ahead to another fabulous fashion show coming up–this one, in Los Angeles.  The show will feature Alex Blas, an artist-turned fashion designer who is turning heads on the west coast.  After showcasing his collection during last season’s LA Fashion Week, he is now debuting an entire womenswear collection.  The inspiration for his new collection comes from a Mexican movie star from the early 1900’s–Dolores Del Rio.