MOSAICStyle Visits Coclico and Chie Mihara NYC Showroom for Fall '09 Preview

Playful fringe on mid-heeled suede t-straps and mary janes in luscious fall hues. Cut-out cage booties in pebbled leather. Wood bottom high-shaft boots in butter-soft leathers. Both Coclico and Chie Mihara footwear are filled with signature must-haves for Fall '09!

MOSAIC loves Coclico footwear! Founded in 2000, Coclico (French for "poppy flower") is the creation of a French expatriate Sandra Canselier. Sandra grew up in Brittany, France, where her family has been making shoes for three generations.

The Coclico brand aesthetic combines Euro-style and comfort with eco-friendly materials, paying homage to old-world Spanish shoe craftsmanship. Viva Espana, where both lines are produced.

Our Fall '09 favorite? The luxurious wood bottom high-shaft boot is a MUST!

DESTINATION: New York City...MOSAICStyle's Whirlwind Weekend

MOSAICStyle loves the pulse and energy of New York City! Each visit to this international mecca is filled with new-found discovery. Our list of recent NYC favorites:

Stay: The Benjamin Hotel, a stylish setting, sophisticated service, and classic elegance. Conveniently located in Midtown Manhattan in a classic 1927 building carefully restored to its original grandeur, The Benjamin Hotel provides discerning New York City travelers with a warm, intimate atmosphere and the utmost in unparalleled personal attention.

Play: Nikki Beach Midtown. The world famous ambience of international Nikki Beach is effortlessly captured in this hot spot. Nikki Midtown combines classic beach club elegance with Manhattan sophistication. Featuring an all white decor, vaulted ceilings, bamboo posts and rustic wood tables, this venue is perfect for an after-work happy hour or cocktails and late night dancing.

Shop: Eclectic boutiques and specialty stores on Mott Street and its environs in Nolita. Home to MOSAIC vendor Coclico's store, this shopping destination is a weekend must. Choose from small, independent labels to popular designers like Sigerson Morrison among others.

Dine: Serafina on Broadway. Located in the recently renovated Dream Hotel, Serafina serves up rustic Italian classics with whimsical flair-under Murano glass chandeliers, mosaic tile walls and delicately hand painted vaulted ceilings. The perfect location for a weekend brunch or an early dinner before the theater. Try their delicious wood-oven pizzas, seafood and pasta. Consistently divine!

Korto Momolu Rocks the MacDella Cooper Fashion Week Benefit

An evening of "runway and charity" aptly describes the incredible event hosted by the MacDella Cooper Foundation during New York City Fashion Week at Nikki Beach Midtown in Manhattan. MOSAIC was proud to partner with this fabulous organization dedicated to improving the lives of Liberia's abandoned and orphaned children.

Project Runway alum Korto Momolu's Fall'09 collection was the evening's highlight. Synonymous with impeccable craftsmanship and construction, Korto's beautiful prints, brocade patterns and luscious jersey knit pieces made for quite the showcase. MOSAICStyle will continue to showcase Korto's inspired collections.

MOSAICStyle Loves Rebecca Norman Clutches

What's not to love about designer Rebecca Norman? From her best-selling sculptural jewelry to the new textured clutches now available at MOSAIC, Rebecca's unique, special items are handcrafted with flair out of her Solana Beach, CA studio. Her modern aesthetic is the result of an adventurous spirit and vast global life experiences.

Her life sketch reads like a true global nomad. Of Australian heritage, Rebecca grew up in Taiwan. After moving to the US in 1985, she earned a degree in jewelry fabrication and goldsmithing. Rebecca Norman Inc. was formed in 1995 as a creative outlet for Rebecca to express her innovative and modern jewelry design concept.

Shop MOSAIC for these intricately designed clutches and matching cuffs that are sure to command attention!

MOSAIC Exhibits at the MacDella Cooper Foundation NYC Fashion Week Benefit

Join us for an elegant evening of fashion and Shop For A Cause! MOSAIC is proud to exhibit and support the MacDella Cooper Foundation New York Fashion Week Benefit! All of the evening's proceeds support the MacDella Cooper Academy, the first tuition-free school for Liberia's orphaned and abandoned children opening in 2010. Shop our beautiful new spring items. Win special MOSAIC items donated for the raffle/auction.

The benefit is on Friday, February 20th, 2009 from 6pm (exclusive cocktail reception) to 11pm at Nikki Beach Midtown, 151 East 50th Street, Manhattan. The event will include an unveiling of the MCF Academy building rendering by acclaimed architect Winka Dubbeldam and include an exclusive Fall 2009 Collection viewing by fashion designer Korto Momolu, finalist on Project Runway, season 5.