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I really didn’t feel up for going out to fashion week this season. As many of you know, I lost my dad a few weeks ago so haven’t been much in the mood for socializing. BUT I have to say going to a fashion show can easily distract you. I spent my Sunday going to some of the best fashion shows – all in ONE day and now I am posting it all in ONE blog.  So here you have it…a glimpse of the Fall 2011 Collections of Max Azria, Diane von Furstenberg, & one of my favorite designers, Zang Toi.

It’s nice to have friends in fashion. Thank’s Niki Cheng for dragging me out!  Yes THE Niki Cheng that you see in the BoConcept commercials on tv and in the NYC cabs.

MAX AZRIA RUNWAY SHOW FALL 2011 COLLECTION:

Billy Joel's daughter, Alexa Ray Joel (not the lady with the crazy hat and lipstick bleeding who I always see at fashion shows. I know she is an editor but don't know her name)

This is right up my alley. If you know me, you know how much I love animal prints. Crocodile pants rock!

I loved this look so much that I shot front & back.

Back View. Would never think to wear it like this.

I like the pony tail swinging in the background.

Red and white dresses really popped.

Max & Luba Azria

DVF RUNWAY SHOW FALL 2011 COLLECTION:

Actress, Maggie Q of "Nikita".

Black widow

Bella Blue

Glam Green

RED HAUTE!

The Princess of "Wrap Dresses".

BACKSTAGE WITH ZANG TOI/ FASHION SHOW FALL 2011 COLLECTION:

"Real Housewives of NYC's", Jill Zarin getting make-up done by Amazing Cosmetics for the Zang Toi Fashion Show.

Zang's team is so dedicated and incredible. Up to the very last minute working on Jill Zarin's dress.

"The Quest for "It"s, Tia Walker interviewing designer, Zang Toi backstage.

Jill Zarin checking out the dress she will be wearing during the finale of Zang Toi's Fall 2011 Runway Show. BTW - This dress ain't cheap! Costs a pretty penny. I will mention again, a lot of love & labor went into this dress.

Zang Toi & Jill Zarin during dress rehearsal.

Zang Toi with "Top Chef Masters", Kelly Choi. Kelly looking stunning in Zang's emerald and black dress.

Jewelry designer, Wendy Brandes in a breathtaking Zang Toi gown. Great combination of cowboy hat with gown. I would never in a million years think to do that.

Ramona Singer & daughter Avery came out to support fellow Real Housewife of NYC, Jill Zarin.

Ok so now on to some dazzling designs by Zang Toi.  Only a few.

Zang Toi Runway Show during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. Please disregard the bald security guard in photo. He really ruined my view.

He has some of the most magnificent pieces.

Model, Ling Tan wearing something I wish I could pull off. I love the color emerald. If only I was 6 feet tall and invited to some spectacular charity ball.

Now for the grand finale - Jill Zarin walking the runway wearing a $30,000 gown by Zang Toi.

A kiss to the crowd.

Jill Zarin and Zang Toi waltzing & waving to crowd.

This is an amazing new store that opened up in Soho!  Everything is designed by Brazilian creator, Carlos Sobral.  SOBRAL has really cool jewelry and fun accessories for the home.  Sobral carries a diverse collection of key chains, picture frames, plant holders,  dog and cat dishes, and even toilet seats.   Don’t forget the  holidays are coming up. Sobral has wonderful and affordable gift ideas for any occasion.

In addition to creating stunning jewelry and home accessories that are themselves works of art, SOBRAL is a company with a conscience.  As a “green” company, SOBRAL uses recycled industrial waste in his most popular resin collections, and his amazing new “Flash Gordon”collection is made from recycled computer circuit boards.  Equally important,  SOBRAL’s entire production process is eco-friendly, all the way through to his 100% oxy-biodegradable packaging.

If you find yourself in Soho go to the new Sobral store located at 412 West Broadway, New York, NY 10012  phone (212) 226-2710 and website is www.sobralusa.com

Carlos Sobral with his colorful version of the toilet seat

Carlos Sobral with toilet seat- Maria Pulice

Sobral Store in Soho, NYC

Sobral Soho Store, NYC- Maria Pulice

Sobral Jewelry

Sobral Jewelry- Maria Pulice

Sobral funky square shaped stools

Sobral funky square stools- Maria Pulice

More Jewelry and Purses by Sobral

More Jewelry and purses by Sobral- Maria Pulice

Mouse Keychain by Sobral

Cute Clear Mouse KeyChain by Sobral-Maria Pulice

Sobral Multi-Striped Flower Pot

Sobral Flower Pot- Maria Pulice

Sobral Picture/Photo Frames

Sobral Picture Frames- Maria Pulice