Style Watch: Golden Hanger

Tuesday, February 8, 2011 · No Comments

Henry Spencer, is the brain child behind the contemporary  women’s line, Golden Hanger. Golden Hanger specializes in custom made dresses, leggings, skirts, and anything feminine. The up- and coming fashion designer, is coming down from a creative high after presenting his latest collection, Rouge. After giving you some of his best work, Henry Spencer is not done yet. He’s hard at work on a new collection.

In a year Henry  has racked up an extensive resume. He has  showcased  two collections, participated in a west coast fashion show, been featured in Ambassador Magazine, and   hosted a celebrity fashion show for athletes adopting families.

For this Detroit native, his love for fashion started at childhood. His parents were his inspiration, they always dressed to impress. Henry says, he can remember shopping with his parents and grandparents and never getting bored.  He was also voted “Best Dressed” in high school. Dressing nice was second nature to him stating that “I don’t really put that much into what I wear. I just do it.” His effortless approach is working. His dress game is just as amazing, as the garments he creates.

But it was a trip to Chicago that sparked a passion for designing clothes. He says visiting the stores on Magnificent Mile for the first time assured him that the fashion industry was, where he was meant to be. Ever since that trip he’s been creating, what we now know as “ Golden Hanger.”

Golden Hanger’s presence on the major fashion front will be seen sooner then later.  Ooh La La Blog had the honor to interview the founder and creative director to find out the ups and downs of the fashion industry, as well as the inspiration behind his clothing line. Check out his complete interview when you Continue Reading »

Designer Showcase: Kade Stuart Presents Deen + Gray

Monday, October 4, 2010 · 6 Comments

Kade Stuart is a fashion designer, licensed Esthetician, and a freelance makeup artist. This triple threat is also the creative mastermind behind Deen + Gray, a contemporary fashion label that sells beautifully crafted crocheted scarves and hats.

Growing up in her Oakland, Ca home, Kade was surrounded by fashion designers. Both her mother and grandmother sewed. Her love for fashion was inherited as much as learned, and for that reason Kade has always known that the fashion and beauty industry would be her place to thrive. Opting out of fashion school, Kade went on to Tuskegee University, where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Management. With a desire to pursue her dreams, Kade enrolled in The San Francisco Institute of Esthetics and Cosmetology to hone in her skills as a makeup artist and Esthetician.

Kade’s passion for beautifully constructed clothing and accessories combined with her love of crocheting sparked what we know as Deen+Gray.  Deen + Gray’s January 2010 debut truly showed us works of art created by hand. We are sure Kade’s presence in the fashion world will be seen sooner then later. Ooh La La had the honor to interview the founder and creative director of Deen + Gray to find out her inspiration behind it all. We also grabbed a few pointers for upcoming designers. Check out her complete interview when you  Continue Reading »