Original Grain – The Brewmaster

Because Original Grain was created by blending natural hardwood with stainless steel, it created a timeless, elegant look, that can be worn by any man. Furthermore, The Brewmaster watch in particular is crafted from traditional Munich, German Beer barrels made from reclaimed oak wood.

  • WOOD TYPE – Reclaimed German Oak Beer Barrel Wood
  • CASE SIZE – 42mm
  • STEEL DETAILS – 316L Brushed Silver Stainless Steel
  • GLASS COVER – Mineral Crystal Glass
  • WATER RESISTANCE – Water Resistant Casing (see FAQ)
  • MOVEMENT – Japanese Miyota Citizen Quartz
  • DIAL DETAILS – Natural Oak Wood Dial

The Giveaway

Most noteworthy, did I mention there was a giveaway?! Well, 1 very lucky lady or gentlemen will win The Brewmaster by Original Grain. Consequently, it will make the perfect holiday gift to a partner, fiance, husband, or even that family member you have no idea what to buy for! Besides, gentlemen always deserve (or desperately need) a little treat to spice up their wardrobe.

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Men’s Styling Tips

The Brewmaster watch is a classic, which can be worn with jeans and a casual tee or dressed up with a button down and leather oxfords. The Brewmaster is the perfect accessory to any man’s outfit. Because of The Brewmaster’s use of stainless steel and smooth materials, I highly recommend it for a masculine formal look or casual ensemble.

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Why Original Grain?

As a result of each watch sold, Original Grain plants 1 tree in Forest Gardens which in turn helps feed families, provide jobs and change lives internationally. So, in Senegal, Africa, Forest Gardens provide families with sustainable food sources, livestock feed, products to sell, fuel wood and up to a 400% increase in their annual income. Now, you know I love phenomenal style, but I most certainly love when fashion helps the environment, and people in need!

In conclusion, enter the giveaway for a totally FREE watch!

Sponsored by Original Grain. Each and every opinion is my own. Visit AutumnWhewell.com for more style advice and forecasted trends! 

The Nolcha Shows Fashion Media Lounge, which was held at the Bryant Park Hotel Terrace Loft, previewed Spring/Summer 2018 collections from 8 independent accessories & beauty brands ranging from scarves to jewelry, handbags to shoes, and lipstick to eye cream, including several ethical and sustainable brands. I was lucky enough to meet these fabulous designers and understand more about what drives them, their inspiration, and goals. 

This season welcomed returning beauty brand ECRU New York (hair products & cosmetics including lipstick & mascara), and debuting brands Neubyrne (women’s art inspired footwear) and All Black (women’s fashion footwear),  SHOLDIT (innovative travel scarves), Cheryl Eve Acosta (fine art jewelry), Gallery Indonesia (jewelry, handbags, and other accessories from Indonesian artisans), Virginia Stone (luxury skincare), and TRADE by Gina La Morte (handbags for a cause). TRADE by Gina La Morte are on a mission to end the enslavement and human trafficking of women & children. A portion of all proceeds go towards organizations and initiatives that support this incredible cause.

Furthermore, Trade sells amazing Italian leather bags with a story of survivors turning into butterflies. Their designs focused on the cocoon phase of survivors, and their next stage – the butterfly, giving a beautiful variety of blues, tans, nudes, and embellishments. This really struck a cord with me and made me fall in love with the brand, I absolutely love helping and empowering women in any way possible, and Trade is accomplishing this! Another favorite was the All Black women’s footwear, with gorgeous, trendy designs including pom poms, caged heels, embellished flats, and fringe. 

Many of these designers also walked at the Nolcha Shows at Industria Studios. Stay tuned, and keep returning to AutumnWhewell.com for my review on the SS18 Nolcha runway shows!

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Indonesian Diversity S/S18 Runway Show Collection

The Indonesian Diversity SS18 Runway Show was held at the Gallery at Dream Downtown. Furthermore, the Indonesian Show included Barli Asmara, Catherine Njoo, Dian Pelangi, Doris Dorothea, Melia Wijaya, and Vivi Zubedi. The show gave viewers a chance to understand the Indonesian culture better, with gorgeous, intricate designs. The designers were a part of the NYFW First Stage, which included international designers.

Favorite Designers

My favorite looks are featured below for you from designers Barli Asmara and Catherine Njoo. Catherine Njoo used intricate gold embellishments, large crowns with a unique use of flowers. Catherine layers gold designs on top of black mesh garments. She also used checkered patterns, luxurious gold details, and kept to a gold/black/red palette. Because of the way the shapes fit the models, they transformed them into different people was magical to watch. Therefore, they delicately walked the runway as viewers photographed. Njoo also used caged dresses which created a modern, take on the dresses of the 1800’s. Personally, I love when designers take inspiration from older styles and make them glamorously new.

Barli Asmara used gorgeous white, floral designs for a clean and crisp spring collection. All of these designs were truly breath taking and such an honor to see walk down the runway, in person. Consequently, any of Asmara’s designs would be perfect for a wedding, or summer event. Let me know your favorite look in the comments!

The other designers held equally interesting designs, with use of the custom Indonesian head coverings. Other designers used a mix of plain prints with bold colors.

I cannot wait to visit more Fashion Week events! I loved the adventure in New York and feel truly blessed to be a part of this industry. Follow my Instagram for more frequent updates! For more of my personal show reviews on SS18 looks, visit AutumnWhewell.com and visit the NYFW First Stage website.

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The Venue – Angel Orensanz Foundation – To Be Thrill S/S18

Fashionista’s formed a line anxiously awaiting the To Be Thrill S/S18 show beforehand, taking photo’s and chatting. Upon entrance, the venue, Angel Orensanz Foundation in NYC was dramatic with bold lights and an overlooking balcony. The historical synagogue provided a gothic, punk vibe perfect for the To Be Thrill show. I loved the dark atmosphere Art Hearts created in the venue.

To Be Thrill by Edison Lu S/S 18 – Womenswear

To Be Thrill by Edison Lu, was one of my favorites from the SS18 runway shows. The designs were monochromatic with mesh, see through, lace, fringe, and tulle details. The designer used a caged look on a few of the designs with deconstructed shapes and cuts. Each look had a different use of fabric with bows incorporated, creating a feminine/edgy look. The designs draped beautifully on the models as they cooly took center stage. They wore black and yellow bold cat eyes with voluminous hair. The focus stayed on the designs as every model wore the same pair of black boots to complete the ensembles. To Be Thrill S/S18 Menswear

Lu added in a few menswear looks before the finale to preview his line. Menswear consisted mostly of trouser shorts, and blazer embellished with emoji patches. The finale was my favorite, models lined the runway in order to give full view of each design. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Finale

What was your favorite look? Let me know in the comments! I’m still dreaming about these airy designs, they would fit well in my closet with their feminine, bold styles! Stay tuned for more runway reviews on AutumnWhewell.com 

The Gilded Hotel of Lark Hotels is walking distance from nearly anywhere in Newport, surrounded by the water, boutiques, fine dining, local attractions, art museums, and so much more. Gilded has been recently renovated into a luxurious, 17 bedroom boutique hotel which has a modern take on the Gilded Age. The Gilded age was the 1870-1990 era, known for it’s lavish decor and rapid economic growth, this was the height of the Newport Rhode Island expansion. During renovation inspiration was drawn from Rococo, Beaux Arts with extravagant furnishings, as well as bright, bold colors and playful use of patterns. Ornate mirrors, lacquered surfaces, and gold accents create a one of a kind boutique hotel full of life.

Interior Design

During my Newport stay I was welcomed to a glamorous King Deluxe room. The room is perfect size for myself with a spacious bathroom. Breakfast is served every morning and consists of a small plate spread with scrumptious fruits, baked goods, and a plethora of fresh ingredients. It awakens the mind for a glorious day ahead, as the breakfast area blossoms with sunshine in the morning. Offering deep, plum walls and dainty two person seating, it’s truly one of a kind.

Amenities

Small Plate Breakfast

A guest lounge consists of bright colors and patterns, that are a must see for everyone in town and total decor goals! The lounge itself certainly kept me entertained, I may even draw some inspiration from it on my next interior project. Bath amenities by Lather were supplied that held heavenly, soothing scents. Along with free wifi, an iPad is loaned to each room, focusing on Newport attractions, dining information, and more. Waffle kimono robes really added the perfect touch to a relaxing trip and made me feel so welcomed.

Gilded Boutique also offers a secluded patio with lounging spaces and croquet practice green along with a billiards room featuring white lacquered and black velvet pool table.

The Billiard Room

 

The Gilded is perfect for a stay in Newport, especially travelers looking for a luxurious, unique atmosphere. I highly recommend this pleasant boutique hotel. If the exquisite decorations aren’t enough to seduce you – the Newport sights will be! Don’t forget to snap a selfie while you’re visiting and tag #onalark 

Gilded at Newport gifted me a complimentary stay so I could write this review for you.  Please keep in mind, all opinions are my own.