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Are you interested in learning about high end haute couture, prêt-à-porter and avant-garde? We hope so because you will learn about these topics as well as find style reports about emerging designers, new lifestyle brands, cutting edge fabrics, and much more. Anything relevant to the fashion industry is open for discussion.

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Alicia Vikander Ragdoll in Ibiza

Newly-married actress Alicia Vikander was photographed wearing Ragdoll LA at the Ibiza airport with husband Michael Fassbender. The Oscar-winning star appeared comfortable and chic in an-all black look that featured the Ragdoll LA Mesh Cropped Tee in Black ($89, www.ragdoll-la.com).

Alicia Vikander Ragdoll Fashion

Top 5 Coats for Women Winter 2017

Definitely time for coats (obviously depending where you live).  Coldwater Creek is presenting their favorite new women's winter coats.  Below is their top 5 new coats for this winter.  In addition to these favorites, they have an additional wide selection.
Top 5 Coats 2017

Yara Shahidi Item M6

Yara Shahidi was photographed wearing Item M6 on October 16th to ELLE's 24th Annual Women in Hollywood Celebration in Los Angeles! The starlet looked chic in an all-white ensemble that was enhanced with Item M6's Shape String Body in Strong Shape in nude ($84; www.shop.itemm6usa.com).
Yara Shahidi

Matt Sarafa Teen Designer

After conquering both New York and Paris Fashion week this year with his two new lines "FAKE" and "ROLEPPLAY," young teen designer Matt Sarafa is lighting the fashion industry on fire with his edgy, yet refined style. At 19 years old, Matt is one of the youngest designers to show at Paris Fashion week and has no plans to stop any time soon already prepping for 2018 New York Fashion week at the beginning of the new year.

Matt's newest designs for "ROLEPLAY" will blur the lines between ready-to-wear pieces, mixed with different textures, and high-end couture. The remarkably talented young designer has drawn inspiration from every aspect of his life. Holding true to his belief that fashion is for everyone and knows no gender, "ROLEPLAY" will continue to show Matt's talent for creating beautiful pieces of clothing that will give his wearers confidence to be who they are. The fun spring collection features many bright and fun pastel colors including baby blue, millennial baby pink and more. Created for both women and men, "ROLEPLAY" features pieces that are unlike anything his has shown before, that will once again show how gifted Matt is when it comes to creating for the world of fashion.

Not only debuting a new line at Paris Fashion Week this year, Matt continues to grow his online store with the world-wide release of his "FAKE" collection that will be made available on MattSarafa.com later this fall. Debuting in the spring of 2017 at New York Fashion Week, "FAKE" is Matt's take on high-end, ready-to-wear street fashion. Featuring luxurious faux fur coats and various graphic shirts, and sweatshirts, Matt continues moving forward in fashion by brining hi-end and street wear together. Along with the clothes for the line, Matt released an exclusive jewelry line that has continued to flourish, and sell out on his website. The line includes rings, knuckle rings, necklaces, chokers, hand chains, and more.

Growing up in Manhattan Beach, California, Matt always had an artistic side and was passionate about drawing and painting since he was a child. After binge watching an entire season of "Project Runway" with his mother at the age of 7, he knew fashion was his true calling. He then learned how to hand sew from his grandmother and eventually began taking classes to perfect his technique. Growing up in the age of YouTube, Matt started his own channel which features makeup tutorials and fashion tips and advice, which is watched by thousands of budding fashionistas looking for a little help and inspiration. This caught the attention of producers for "Project Runway: Threads," which aired in 2014. A fan favorite on that show, Sarafa was a no-brainer choice for producers when the networks newest show "Project Runway Juniors" aired in October of 2015.

No More Missing Socks

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Claudia Schiffer Aquazzura Shoes

Iconic supermodel Claudia Schiffer has teams up with Aquazzura to create a fabulous footwear collection.  Obviously Claudia knows a few things about turning heads.  Now she is helping others turn heads when people stop and stair at the new footwear collection.  Discover showstopping designs from her collaboration with the coveted shoe brand Aquazzura.  You can find this women's shoe collection at Saks Fifth Avenue.
Claudia Schiffer Aquazzura Shoes

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Keep up with the Ever Changing Beauty Industry by Tony Odisho

Tony Odisho, salon owner (tonyodisho.com) and hair expert, recently attended the Intercoiffure America-Canada Fall Atelier 2017. A huge focus of this convention was on how the beauty industry is changing and how to keep your business thriving in today’s world. Here are some of his takeaways and advice about salon employees, retail sales and the modern client.
Tony Odisho


It all starts with the salon team.  Your typical stylist is not what (s)he used to be. As salon owners, we need to accept the fact that the new generation of hair dressers brings with it new ideas, expectations, needs, and knowledge. The industry is constantly changing, and with that, the idea of “this is how we do things because this is how they’ve always been done” is an impossible concept. Today’s hair dresser may not want to work a “typical” Tuesday-Saturday schedule, do in-salon training, or offer all services. Today’s hair dresser may want to focus on specializing in certain services, work better with a flexible schedule, and most likely thrive on positive feedback and Instagram likes. If you don’t go with the flow, another salon owner will, or that stylist will find a suite or rental that will provide that freedom.

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