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Editor’s Pick
Mara Hoffman’s “Medicine Wheel” Dress, available on eBay this week.  

Editor’s Pick

Mara Hoffman’s “Medicine Wheel” Dress, available on eBay this week.  

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Fashion Week: Mara Hoffman 

"It’s the most black I’ve ever sent down the runway," Mara Hoffman tells Style.com backstage before presenting her brilliant Fall/Winter 2014 Runway presentation last Saturday in New York. Mara, who is known for her vibrant colors adds, "The sky needs a black backdrop for the stars to shine."

(Photo: Dean Neville/BFA)

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Mara Hoffman Goes to the Jungle
Behold the final design in our series of tech bracelets from the eBay/CFDA Holiday collective. Designer Mara Hoffman adds tigers and moons to the tech goodie that allows you to charge your iPhone (or Android). Proceeds to benefit the CFDA Foundation to support emerging designers. 
The limited-edition products are now available at eBay’s Holiday Collective. Take a look at all 5 bracelet designs here. 
(GIF: Jason Goodman. Text: Jauretsi)

Mara Hoffman Goes to the Jungle

Behold the final design in our series of tech bracelets from the eBay/CFDA Holiday collective. Designer Mara Hoffman adds tigers and moons to the tech goodie that allows you to charge your iPhone (or Android). Proceeds to benefit the CFDA Foundation to support emerging designers. 

The limited-edition products are now available at eBay’s Holiday Collective. Take a look at all 5 bracelet designs here. 

(GIF: Jason Goodman. Text: Jauretsi)

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Come Get Your USB Bracelets!
Today is the day eBay & CFDA release the limited-edition USB bracelets for purchase online. Now you can bid for tech arm candy (to charge your iPhone or Android) such as this one seen above, created by Shipley & Halmos. 
Take a peek at other designer versions, Rachel Zoe and Milly. Stay tuned this week for Mara Hoffman and Michael Bastian designs to be posted on The Inside Source. You can view the entire colorful series here. Proceeds to benefit the CFDA Foundation to support emerging designers. 
Purchase the Holiday treats at eBay’s Holiday Collective. 
(GIF: Greta Larkins for TIS. Text: Jauretsi)

Come Get Your USB Bracelets!

Today is the day eBay & CFDA release the limited-edition USB bracelets for purchase online. Now you can bid for tech arm candy (to charge your iPhone or Android) such as this one seen above, created by Shipley & Halmos. 

Take a peek at other designer versions, Rachel Zoe and Milly. Stay tuned this week for Mara Hoffman and Michael Bastian designs to be posted on The Inside Source. You can view the entire colorful series here. Proceeds to benefit the CFDA Foundation to support emerging designers. 

Purchase the Holiday treats at eBay’s Holiday Collective

(GIF: Greta Larkins for TIS. Text: Jauretsi)

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Seen backstage at Mara Hoffman’s Collection for SS2014 presented at Lincoln Center, New York Fashion Week. 
(Photo: Jauretsi)

Seen backstage at Mara Hoffman’s Collection for SS2014 presented at Lincoln Center, New York Fashion Week. 

(Photo: Jauretsi)

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Mara Hoffman glowing with anticipation and having a personal moment backstage with her son, Joaquin, before her SS2014 collection at Lincoln Center, New York Fashion Week. 

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Tribal Hair Inspiration at Mara Hoffman SS2014 Collection, Lincoln Center, New York Fashion Week. 
(Photo: Jauretsi)

Tribal Hair Inspiration at Mara Hoffman SS2014 Collection, Lincoln Center, New York Fashion Week. 

(Photo: Jauretsi)

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Tribal patterns and textures seen backstage at Mara Hoffman SS2014 Collection during New York Fashion Week.
(Photo: Jauretsi)

Tribal patterns and textures seen backstage at Mara Hoffman SS2014 Collection during New York Fashion Week.

(Photo: Jauretsi)

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Fashion for Haiti: One Million Hearts  
Last night, eBay, the world’s largest marketplace and leading platform for charitable giving, got together with Donna Karan’s Urban Zen Foundation and the CFDA (Council for American Fashion Designers) for “Fashion For Haiti: One Million Hearts.” Designers Mara Hoffman, Pamela Love, and Charlotte Ronson sipped cocktails in the West Village candle-lit loft store while Donna Karan welcomed guests with a heartfelt toast. Alas, the collective partnership to raise social consciousness and funds for the Haitian Artisan Project has begun! To read details of the auction with 150 CFDA designers, visit Fashion For Haiti: One Million Hearts. Don’t forget, the auction starts April 22!
(Photo: Papier-mâché hearts designed by Haitian Artist Magali Dresse, a Haitian Entrepreneur in the Artisan Sector. Text by Jauretsi)

Fashion for Haiti: One Million Hearts  

Last night, eBay, the world’s largest marketplace and leading platform for charitable giving, got together with Donna Karan’s Urban Zen Foundation and the CFDA (Council for American Fashion Designers) for “Fashion For Haiti: One Million Hearts.” Designers Mara Hoffman, Pamela Love, and Charlotte Ronson sipped cocktails in the West Village candle-lit loft store while Donna Karan welcomed guests with a heartfelt toast. Alas, the collective partnership to raise social consciousness and funds for the Haitian Artisan Project has begun! To read details of the auction with 150 CFDA designers, visit Fashion For Haiti: One Million Hearts. Don’t forget, the auction starts April 22!

(Photo: Papier-mâché hearts designed by Haitian Artist Magali Dresse, a Haitian Entrepreneur in the Artisan Sector. Text by Jauretsi)

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You Can’t Fake Fashion Launches with a Bang

Is there anything more fun than collaborating with 90 Top Designers to make a cool bag? Throwing the party to celebrate that collaboration! On Monday night, both Steven Kolb, Chief Executive Officer of the Council Designers of America (CFDA) and Devin Wenig, President of eBay Marketplaces, gathered around a “who’s who” in Fashion to toast to ”original design”. The campaign You Can’t Fake Fashion (launched the same day) aims at stopping counterfeit dead in its tracks. After dinner, it was my turn to take the floor by manning the turntables and… [MORE] getting the party bouncing with a bevy of hip guests bopping their heads up and down including Mara Hoffman, Pamela Love, Cushnie et Ochs, Rebecca Minkoff, Ruffian, and Steven Alan —  the list goes on and on. The bags (all on display) began to get ogled by party goers ready to take their bids. If you want to jump in the game, take a look at the entire YCFF collection here, and begin your bidding. The original tote is also available for $50. You have 5 more days to select the bag you love. Read more on eBay.

(Photo: 1.Carly Cushnie, Pamela Love, Mara Hoffman, CFDA’s Kelly McCauley . 2. eBay President Devin Wenig, CFDA CEO Steven Kolb 3. Nike’s Heron Preston and The Inside Source’s Jauretsi 4. Brian Wolk and Claude Morais of Ruffian 5. Rebecca Taylor, Steven Alan, Devin Wenig, and Rebecca Minkoff. Text by Jauretsi. All Photos by Billy Farrell / BFAnyc.com)