Tuesday, September 30, 2014

A Peek Behind the Scenes of Evgenia Spring/Summer 2015

Ever wanted to see what goes on behind the scenes of a lingerie shoot? Tim Prestoza of Low Tek Studios put together a glimpse into the world of my Spring/Summer 2015 Night Garden shoot. Photographer Kelly Puleio really knocked it out of the park, but not without help from an amazing team: Sterling Andrews (makeup), Lily Cicco (hair), John James (florals) and of course our magnificent model Sarah Simmons (JE Model).

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Evgenia at Macy's Glamorama

On September 12th, the Fashion Incubator designers in residence past and present were lucky to walk to the red carpet at Macy's Glamorama. Glamorama Fashion Rocks is a wonderful event which has raised over $44 million for charities that fight childhood illnesses, cancer and HIV/AIDS.

This year's event was quite special for a number of reasons - not only did it boast a red hot headliner (Jason Derulo), but it also featured a pretty amazing fashion show showing upcoming fall styles set to arrive at Macy's this season.

I was so delighted that the gorgeous Frances Tomei agreed to fly up from LA and model for me for the night. We didn't have time for a fitting beforehand, but luckily she fit my samples perfectly and was a complete rockstar the whole evening, turning heads everywhere she went. My pal John James of John James Designs crafted a beautiful-as-always floral headpiece for Frances' Glamorama outfit. Frances also donned a MoirĂ© Moto Jacket from local designer and pal J'Amy Tarr, making for a sexy, yet beautiful completed outfit.

Image by Beppe Sabatini

As for me, amazingly, I had a bit of extra time to sew up a dress for myself, so I took my Skull Deco Cami and turned it into a 1920's inspired frock. Check it out from sketch to conception here.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Evgenia Designer Stephanie Bodnar Talks Style with Jill Siefert

Back in July I had the pleasure of connecting with local stylist and all-around fashion maven, Jill of On Style with Jill Siefert. Jill interviewed me for her awesome podcast which profiles local fashion professionals, covering current trends in fashion, fashion in tech and personal style. Last month was dedicated to the Fashion Incubator and lucky for me, I was featured in two episodes of the podcast.

Catch both episodes on Stitcher: Part 1, Part 2. I hope you enjoy!

Friday, September 19, 2014

Evgenia / HCH Lands at Verameat!

My 2014 Deco Collection is now available at Verameat +! I absolutely love designer Vera's gorgeous jewelry and am so flattered to be a part of her curated selection of clothing. My trunk show earlier this month with the Verameat girls was an absolute delight and now you can check out my lingerie at the East Village boutique anytime you like.

Verameat + has a killer selection of BralettesKnickers, Skull Deco Camis, Tap Shorts and Sleep Masks, all cozy and lovely pieces for the cooler weather ahead.

Visit them at 305 E 9th Street in Manhattan.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

FiSF Macy's Window Display

It's been a while since I sat down to write an FiSF Diary post - things have been busy lately. Fellow designer in residence Amanda of Scarlett Smith probably said it best: "I always think next week will be calmer." Funnily, it never really is!

The past few weeks have been especially exciting and a whirlwind for all of us, and one of the bigger honors we've been privileged to take part in is having one look from each of our Spring/Summer 2015 collections featured in the San Francisco Macy's windows.

Evgenia Bralette and Tap Shorts, floral headpiece by John James Designs

From even my beginning illustration phase for S/S 2015, this outfit has been my favorite, so I'm delighted to show it off to the world. Macy's Visual Manager Rise Hixson did a gorgeous job displaying our outfits and if I'm totally honest, I go out of my way almost every day to catch another glimpse of the display before it's gone.

If you get a chance, check it out! The window display is to the left of the main doors of the San Francisco Macy's Men's Store on Stockton Street in Union Square.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

NYFW Lingerie Trunk Shows

Like a beautiful, silken storm, my 2014 collection is taking New York, and I want YOU to be there to experience it! Just in time for New York Fashion Week, join me at Verameat + in the East Village and Dabney Lee in DUMBO to update your lingerie drawers. I've been sewing up a bunch of fresh stock the past few weeks and I can't wait to share it with you.

This Thursday September 4th, join me at Verameat + (305 E 9th Street, Manhattan) from 12 - 4pm. Verameat's jewelry is flat-out incredible and they have a beautiful collection of new rings which will be taking the stage alongside this season's collection, including Honey Cooler Handmade Ribbon Corsets, Deco Camis, Knickers and more!

Is Brooklyn more your style? Then join me the following evening at Dabney Lee (45 Washington Street, Brooklyn) from 5 - 9pm. Along with Dabney's gorgeous paper goods, check out the newest pieces from Chloe & Isabel jewelry. We'll have bubbly and treats galore, so be sure to mark your calendars.