Tag: Catherine Malandrino

Black Leather Remix 2

Happy Tuesday folks! So recently I was unfortunately looking to wear all black for a memorial and pulled out some of my black leather items. Believe it or not, winter descended upon South Florida. Black leather not only keeps you warm but it can be very stylish. And, you can mix them up as they make great classic pieces. I wore a Bailey 44 top (similar CAMI NYC Camisole here) and a vintage Catherine Malandrino skirt (similar pencil skirt on sale here) with Jessica Simpson heels. For a little drama, you can always pair a black leather look with a big black hat (similar Gucci hat here) as seen below.




Malinda F. Knowles 

DezignNation Struts Miami Drive-In Fashion Show

I recently attended the Struts Miami Fashion Show by DezignNation (founded by Aguy Smith) and was completely blown away by Project Runway finalist Laurence Basse’s designs as well as a few other local designers. I had never been to a ‘drive-in’ fashion show but it was actually kind of convenient because it was cool in Florida that night.

I wore my Catherine Malandrino leather pants (similar below), a Club Monaco sweater and my Steve Madden sneaker heels. The show was in a parking garage and featured designs from House of Roxy B., Over a Trillion Served and more. They also had wine and pies from Pink Pie available at the show as well. 




Malinda F. Knowles

Catherine Malandrino Silver Metallic Moto Jacket and Black Woven Leather Dress

rooftop_malandrinoSo I’m completely tired of winter. Snow on snow. Ice. Slipping. Cancellations.

But there’s nothing like a silver metallic moto jacket and cute black Catherine Malandrino dress to spice up a winter day.

The groundhog saw its shadow so we have at least six more weeks of winter to go. Cute winter clothes are what will get us through!


Vintage Boots (these Isabel Marant boots on sale will do)

Black Tights

Catherine Malandrino Anjale Basket Weave Leather and Ponte Dress and a similar one 

Catherine Malandrino Silver Metallic Moto Jacket (similar puffer vest here)

Photo Credit: Mariya Nicole Photography



Malinda Knowles

Absolut Open Canvas Art Event in Brooklyn


Talk about street art. This past weekend I stopped by the Absolut Vodka Open Canvas Event in Williamsburg, Brooklyn where artists Olek, Katsu and others transformed a whole street into an art display. Ice sculptures, knitted bikes, and graffiti filled the street and it was kind of amazing.

It was also really hot outside! Summer finally hit New York and I stayed cool in a white bustier, a white lace skirt and jewelry from various places including I-Ella’s List and Lea Jefferson. Absolut Vodka stirred up some great cocktails and I was able to meet Olek and her friend, the first person I’ve ever spotted wearing the new Google glasses! Check out more photos from the event below.

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Sincerely Yours,


Malinda Knowles

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Le Normandie: Catherine Malandrino Fall 2013 Fashion Week Presentation


This past Sunday I helped at the Catherine Malandrino Fall 2013 Fashion Week Presentation downtown. Le Normandie was the name of the collection featuring great geometric shapes, beautiful silhouettes and lace overlays.  And, of course, the international fashion community was there to check it out.

The look on the models was very natural and simple, but the clothes were anything but that. I wore one of her Black Label leather skirts with lace cut outs along with leather boots for a biker look. Check out some of the looks and photos from the presentation below.catherine-malandrino01malandrinomodel4malandrinomodel2malandrinomodel


My favorite piece from Malandrino’s Spring 2013 Collection

I just love this leather vest from Catherine Malandrino’s Spring 2013 Collection. The details are beautiful and I just love the candy-colored, Spring pastel green color. Comes in ivory too. Looks like they’ll be in stores, especially at Bergdorf Goodman this Spring.





Malinda Knowles