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Summer Fashion: Key Essentials

Published on June 26th, 2015 | by trendcocktail

When we think of Summer, we think of warm sunny days, travel in far lands and of course the perfect beach wear. Here are a few Summer fashion must- haves for a cool, breezy summer. 1) Black Bikini       ... Read More


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Dressed up Denim

Published on May 28th, 2015 | by trendcocktail

Over the years, denim has taken many turns. Clean washes, to faded denim must- haves are all styles we’ve fallen in love with. A new trend I am seeing is raw , frayed denim in cleaner ... Read More

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Time to celebrate Oscar de la Renta

Published on May 27th, 2015 | by trendcocktail

Oscar de la Renta was the legendary designer who made sophistication modern and unfussy. On a Fall September day heading to the Upper East side location to my first de la Renta show in NY, I was ... Read More



Marc Jacobs- What Will He Do Next?

Published on December 31st, 2013 | by trendcocktail

Marc Jacobs has fascinated the fashion set for as long as we could safely spell the word stiletto (one L and two T’s thank you), but who could forget the bright sun at Marc Jacobs show ... Read More

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Meet the Model of the Moment

Published on February 23rd, 2013 | by trendcocktail

Say hello to  Cara Delevingne, the model of the moment. If you run behind every second of fashion like we do, then I’m sure you’ve seen Cara, who’s not only the current face of Burberry– she has also ... Read More



Do You Live For The Runway Finale?

Published on February 21st, 2013 | by trendcocktail

Yes, we know. When models come out in their singular ensembles, it’s not easy as a front-row veteran to get every single concept they are wearing, peep which model it is (review, reject, advise..is she too ... Read More



Milan: It’s the Gucci Accessories We Love!

Published on February 20th, 2013 | by trendcocktail

The Fall 2013 Gucci show was today in Milan and of course the collection didn’t fail to bring us the usually decadent allure of sophistication. Although the clothes were all up to their usual par, we ... Read More



London Fashion Week Breakout Star: J.W. Anderson

Published on February 20th, 2013 | by trendcocktail

J.W. Anderson, the 28 year-old unexpected breakout star of London Fashion Week is in one word: unassuming. Looks like all stars recently aligned perfectly for the Northern Irish designer. Well, lets see: just in the past ... Read More



London Fashion Week Sets Ablaze

Published on February 18th, 2013 | by trendcocktail

It’s no secret that we hold a special place in our hearts for London. Not only have we once called the British capital home, we love to  frequent the city due to its avant- garde emerging ... Read More

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    Sonya Holley

    Sonya Holley

    Fashion Writer

    Sonya Holley is an international fashion writer, denim expert, and fashion recruiter whose career has taken her to 27 countries around the world. As a writer, Sonya attends New York, London and Berlin fashion weeks where she covers style and the fashion business for her blog Trendcocktail.com. Sonya has been featured numerous times in the New York Times and Vogue Italy for fashion writing and her personal style. A former Director of Denim at Ralph Lauren, Sonya has worked at top designer brands which also include Tommy Hilfiger and Karl Lagerfeld as a denim specialist where her denim work has been featured in Marie Claire, Bazaar, and Vogue Magazine. Educated in Madrid, Spain with an MBA in International Business and Bachelor's Degree in International Business from London, Sonya has also taught as a professor of fashion and business at LIM College and Berkeley College in New York City.

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