A Hidden Treasure in Manayunk

in , , , by Brittiny Stewart, 10:32 PM
Who would've thought that nestled on 106 Gay Street in Manayunk, is the showroom of world-renowned designer Paula Hian. Her look is edgy, yet distinctively sophisticated and has been seen on beauties such as Jennifer Aniston, Carrie Underwood, Taylor Momsen and Brooke Shields. Her love of fashion began at age 5, when she started sketching, cutting and sewing her own collections. After graduating from FIT, she was selected to travel to Paris, where she represented the USA in the "Concours International des Jeunes Créateurs de Mode" competition and won first place. If you're ever in Paris, check out the prize winning dress which has become a permanent collection at the Louvre. Hian's designs epitomize contemporary elegance and possess a subtle originality which conquered New York and is now seducing Paris. Paula Hian's collection is sold in Manayunk as well as boutiques and speciality stores worldwide.

A look from the Spring 2011 Collection

A look from the Spring 2011 Collection

Recently I got to visit the showroom and even help out with a couple of projects. It's been an awesome experience to get to work with the designer and team first hand and be a part of what goes on in the showroom and especially with it being so close to home. I even got a peek of the new Spring 2011 Collection and got to try on a few pieces that I loved. Each piece is manufactured in Paris with impeccable quality. This white knit blazer with huge decorative safety pins on the lapels (also available in black) was my favorite. I could see that being a staple jacket for anyone's spring wardrobe.

I LOVE this jacket!!

This print makes me ready for spring!
The company has many events coming up in the future so be sure to follow me on twitter.com/fashionofphilly or even on here for the lastest!
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