NIRE` COLLECTION BY ERIN TUFTS AND CASSIE CONRAD (New Orleans Fashion Week)

Cassie Conrad and Erin Tufts are the talented duo behind the label Nire`. They have collaborated to build a one-of-a-kind label with a focus on style, functionality and pieces that flow freely from day to night. With looks that are a mix of the “glamour of Billie Holiday drenched with the edge of The Runaways,” the individual style of Nire` gives a strong yet unique vibe. A perfect example of how passion and persistence can help to bring dreams into fruition, their combined expertise in design, style, merchandising and business have built Nire` into a successful brand.

Cassie and Erin decided to fortify the Nire` brand and make a difference in the world by donating a percentage of all sales to a charitable organization each season and volunteering with these affiliations throughout the year.

http://www.nirecollection.com/

3 years ago by love-justinnn

Leah Milana Recap - New Orleans Fashion Week

When it comes to the world of fashion – she’s done it all. Leah Bauer’s resume includes having graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City to working for Fila Sportswear in Hong Kong to manufacturing her own clothing line in Los Angeles – Pooch Clothing (and no this isn’t in reference to muffin tops, but a nickname she has for her younger sister).

Her latest venture, a new clothing line called Leah Milana, was created after Hurricane Katrina moved her to Los Angeles. While in L.A. she opened a boutique clothing store – DecaturLA – whose interiors mimicked that of a New Orleans home. For her, it was a little way to bring the comfort of New Orleans back. The store has since closed but New Orleans came back to life so Leah now splits her time between the two LA’s with her daughter.

Leah is passionate about New Orleans and is looking forward to being a part of the rapidly emerging, local fashion scene in New Orleans. Her 2011 Fall/Winter line includes prints made from locally produced fabrics, maxi dresses, shorts with tights, billowy tops and is all about “season-less pieces that can be layered.”

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