Sunday, September 19, 2010

L.A.M.B. Spring Summer 2011 - Rock 'n roll glam meets safari resort

This has to be one of our favorite shows from Spring/Summer 2011!

Rock & roll meets safari. Love!!!! Bold Designs, Tribal print rompers, harem pants, batik prints, shorts suits and both kaftan and baby style dresses! L.A.M.B.'s 2011 is the perfect for rockin the "5" collection from Adha Zelma! See you in Spring!

Nolcha Fashion Week 2010: Ethical Fashion Preview and Accessory Exhibition

Adha Zelma

Adha Zelma was formed by the collaboration between Sheanan Bond and Cherise Trahanmiller. Based in Brooklyn, these designers worked to create a jewelry line that truly embraced the female form, while simultaneously celebrating the magic of nature. Inspired by the picturesque sand dunes and clear blue waters, Adha Zelma is made from precious metals, gemstones, beads and exotic materials that are extremely fashion forward!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Adha Zelma Is Celebrity Good Life's Fashion Week Final Day Hot Pic

Fashion Week Final Day Hot Pic

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

CGL @ Fashion Week: Fashion wasn’t just happening under the tents during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.

On the other side of town, The Real Housewives of New Jersey’sTeresa Giudice sat in the front row of several shows for NOLCHA Fashion Week.

Teresa wasn’t alone. She and her daughter were among several young girls from the “For a Day Foundation.” The nonprofit organization had created a dream day of fashion for the girls who are battling cancer, ending with seats in NOLCHA’s front row, right next to the reality star.

After mingling with the girl on the red carpet, Teresa then stopped by the Adha Zelma jewelry booth and slipped into the accessory line’s new Sand Storm necklace, available in Adha’s Spring “5″ Collection.

STYLE WATCH: Accessories From Adha Zelma at Nolcha Fashion Week

Nolcha Fashion Week is an award winning fashion week event held simultaneously with Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week consisting of four days of runway shows, an eco-accessory exhibition, fashion business seminars, and networking events. The invite-only four day event connects media, retailers, trendsetters, fashion professionals, executives, industry celebrities and investors with designers. We were invited to attend to view accessories by Adha Zelma.

According to their blog, “Adha Zelma is the creative collaboration of long time friends Sheanan Bond and Cherise Trahan Miller who share the fetish for bold statements as self-expression. Adha Zelma’s jewelry line is for the individual who loves adornment. Inspired by world culture, the designs are daring, sexy and are dripping with color. Adha Zelma experiments with traditional adornment concepts and reinterprets through a modern eye. Each piece is handcrafted and, therefore, each is one of a kind.” (To read an interview with the ladies, click here.)

Adha Zelma Jewelry Fan New Jersey Housewife
Teresa Giudice and daughter stopped by Nolcha Fashion
Week to preview the designers new “5” Collection.

Adha Zelma specializes in working with precious metals, gemstones, Czech beads and exotic materials like tusks, python ribs and stingray. Celebrity clients include Jennifer Lopez, Michelle Williams, Keri Hilson, Arlenis Sosa, Aisha Hinds, Ananda Lewis, and Rosie Perez.

To purchase one of their pieces, click here.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Adha Zelma & Fashion's Night Out!!!!

Hey You Brooklyn Fashionistas!!!
Adha Zelma will be at Michelle New York tonight for the preview of our Fall Collection - Autumn!!! There will also be some fan favorite from the rock & bone and Aria collections.... Join us!!!!!

Thursday, September 9, 2010


New York, NY – (September 8, 2010) – Designers Sheanan Bond and Cherise TrahanMiller will present their latest collection at the Nolcha Accessory Presentation during New York Fashion Week from 12-6 p.m. on Tuesday, September 14, 2010. The presentation will be held in the Thomson Reuters Building | 195 Broadway, between Fulton street and Dey Street, New York City.

“5”, Adha Zelma’s newest collection, is the magical spell of sand dunes, the blue waters of the Sinai Peninsula and Sculpture work by Andy Golds Worthy. The pieces are reflective of a modern nomad qnd bold statement pieces encircle you. The collection is a desert song of chunky nuggets, facets, ivories, water geodes and shimmering draping droplets.

The past Adha Zelma collections have garnered a lot of attention and in their first appearance at Nolcha Fashion Week “5” is sure to do the same. The Brooklyn-based design team has a breadth of inspiration from which they draw: ancient cultures, music and dance, art, design, folklore and the materials they unearth. Their creative process for “5” was centered on the energy of each stone leading the art form. Nature provided their poetic and rhythmic discovery. Sheanan’s artistry as a sculptor shapes and forms the collection while Cherise’s balance of storytelling and graphic design creates an enchanting brew, seducing you like a new romance.

The Adha Zelma atheistic is bold and organic. The designers are moved to create pieces that celebrate the female form and shape new rules for those who are fashion-forward.

Visit the Adha Zelma website for more To RSVP please email:

About Nolcha

Nolcha New York Fashion Week is a multi-day event showcasing couture and luxury fashion. Nolcha is a leading business platform for independent fashion designers and retailers via educational and event resources; making business easy for the fashion minded.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Adha Zelma Featured in Lucky Magazine's Lucky Style Spotter

Nolcha Fashion Week: New York Showcases

Accessory Exhibition

Alongside the runway shows at Nolcha Fashion Week: New York, accessory designers will be exhibiting their spring 2011 collections at 195 Broadway, New York, NY from September 13-16. Nolcha Fashion Week: New York, currently held during New York Fashion Week provides key exposure to press, buyers, and industry figures for independent fashion designers from all over the world to break into the New York fashion market, in both apparel and accessories.

The Accessory Exhibition welcomes brands showcasing shoes, jewelry and bags from around the world. Some of the accessory designers include Adha Zelma by Sheanan Bond and Cherise TrahanMiller, bessi by Carlos Zuniga, Evolve45 by Sara Marston, M. Brûlée by Michelle Price, Ana Gutierrez : Wearable Art, Maleku Jewelry by Ileana Rojas-Bennett, Marla Cielo by Andrea Tobin and ELLY CLAY by Crystal Haylett and Stacey Giambastiani.

Adha Zelma is an audacious and distinctly international, celebrity jewelry line created by long-time best friends Sheanan Bond and Cherise TrahanMiller. Adha Zelma specializes in working with precious metals, gemstones, Czech beads and exotic materials like tusks, python ribs and stingray to bring the fashion-forward woman statement accessories.

Creations have been worn by Jennifer Lopez, Michelle Williams, Keri Hilson, Arlenis Sosa, Aisha Hinds, Ananda Lewis, Rosie Perez and celebrity make-up artist Scott Barnes. Adha Zelma also created the accessory line for “MTV’s Spring Break – Fashionably Loud” in Cancun, Mexico.


bessi by Carlos Zuniga combine the design aesthetics of architectural values and diverse personalities. “Structure and character”, as he likes to call it, Carlos designs footwear for the bold and stylish individual. His collection emphasizes texture, minimalism, and bold heights.


Designer Sara Marston of Evolve45, believes that making a more natural handbag not only accessible . . . but fashionable! Evolve45’s luxury handbags are crafted with natural fabrics that are just as fabulous as the women who sport them, and Evolve45 is constantly striving to find the highest quality eco-materials available. The bags feature Genuine Italian Vegetable-Tanned Leather™ Consortium vegetable-tanned leathers, environmentally responsible Ultraleather, and organic cotton linings.


M. Brûlée by Michelle Price is art, luxury, exclusivity. Each piece is made of only the most luxurious and unique leathers found around the world with all hardware from recycled copper or brass. All items are entirely handmade and the greatest attention to detail is given to each individual creation. 10% of each purchase is graciously donated to nonprofit organizations dedicated to providing food, medicine, clothing and other necessities to hungry and underprivileged children and families across the world.


Maleku Jewelry Designs by Ileana Rojas-Bennett is an expansive line of enchanting jewelry (including eye-catching semiprecious stones in a range of captivating colors) offers everything from dramatic and bold standout pieces, to delicate and intricately crafted stunners.

Maleku Jewelry journeys into 2010 with “The Traveling Artisan”. The line will launch new pieces with detail, function, multi-use, fast fashion and embellishments in mind. The latest creations are made especially for the Boudoir Gypsy- the woman who takes her entire trousseau and wears it all layered together to go off jet-setting. The pieces hint at a past, an emotion, a hidden secret and yet bare the sophistication of the new socialite.


Ana Gutierrez: Wearable Art uses materials directly mined in the country and lapidated by her, combined with more traditional ones she imports from all around the world. The use of unexpected materials like wood, feathers, leathers or rough stones sets her jewelry apart from others.

A winner of the Tiffany and CO Diamond Accessories Award at Miami Fashion Week 2008 and the Lalique Diamond Accessories award for 2007 at the same event, Ana Gutierrez always strives to be unique. This 2009 collection is made with 100% recycled silver from state hospital x-ray machines.


Design Team, Crystal Emmanuelle Haylett and Stacey Giambastiani of ELLY CLAY bring over a decade of experience in creating artists trends, celebrity styling, designing and development. The philosophy is to create a handbag that women can use on a daily basis as they run their busy lives, while being extremely stylish and comfortable.

Inspired by urban chic, street style, architecture and culture of busy New York lifestyles, the designers are focused on detail, innovation in hardware and design. Elly Clay handbags are becoming a hit with Hollywood’s new generation of rich and famous. Annalynne Mccord, Stephanie Pratt, Karina Smirnoff, Taraji Henson, Haylie and Hillary Duff and more have all been seen wearing Elly Clay.


Marla Cielo handbags, designed by Andrea Tobin,are hand-painted, and manufactured entirely in New York City. The production process incorporates socially responsible materials and manufacturing. Marla Cielo is committed to the belief that spending the necessary time and resources to manufacture one-of-a-kind goods in the U.S. brings true value to the consumer and to the fashion industry.


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