Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Katy Tiz Wears Isharya to Thirst Gala

Katy Tiz was photographed wearing Isharya last night to the 6th Annual Thirst Gala in Los Angeles! The singer accessorized her bold red carpet look with Isharya's Filigree Spoke Triple Ring ($98;
Isharya's Filigree Spoke Triple Ring

Katy Tiz Jewelry and Purse 2015

Katy Tiz Wears Isharya

Donna Karan Urban Zen Philosophy & Fashion

Urban Zen is a philosophy of living by fashion designer Donna Karan.  More than a philosophy, it is also a store.  The Urban Zen stores offer a unique collection of luxurious women and men’s apparel, one-of-a-kind jewelry, handcrafted leather pieces, artisan furniture and home decor, as well as other soulful objects of desire.  Urban Zen’s products are developed in partnership with artisans who align with the soulful economy mission set forth by Donna Karan.

The Urban Zen Foundation creates, connects and collaborates to raise awareness and inspire change in the areas of well-being, preserving cultures and empowering children.  They design forums, partner with existing organizations and bring together experts to define solutions and implement action.

Their mission is to care for our children’s well-being and give them the tools to face obstacles and opportunities with love, compassion & strength. The Urban Zen Foundation collaborate with existing children’s organizations and create programs to enhance their spiritual, physical and emotional growth.

Donna Karan stated, “At some point in our lives, any one of us may find ourselves touched by illness, either our own or a loved one’s – as I learned when my late husband Stephan fell ill. Stephan’s illness opened up a whole new world to me, a world that I would never have sought or wished for, but one which taught me so much.  That experience and all I learned from it awakened me to what is missing from mainstream health care, and it inspired me to build a bridge to the health care of the future.”

Donna would like to invite you to join her in co-creating that bridge to the humane health care system we all want.  As Donna Karan mentions, “medicine is critical in treating many diseases, but our science does not embrace the spirit of wholeness essential to authentic caring for patients and their families.  Every one of us needs and deserves true caring at those times.  She goes on to explain that, “even a few simple acts of healing can soften and transform a painful experience into one of comfort and hope.  Just being present to listen and to share concerns is so powerful. Whether it’s offering the scent of a therapeutic oil or the healing touch of Reiki, there’s so much more we can do and must do for people facing illness.”

It is the calm in the chaos of life. A way of giving. An effortless dance of emotion, personality and lifestyle. Timeless. Seasonless. Endlessly expressive. A connection of mind, body and spirit. Touched and inspired by cultures and craftsmen from around the world.

The Urban Zen Foundation creates, connects and collaborates to raise awareness and inspire change in the areas of preservation of culture (Soulful Economy), Integrative Healthcare (Urban Zen Integrative Therapy Program) and Education.

Does anyone know if proceeds from the product sold in the store goes to the foundation?  I was not able to locate that information on their website today.  My assumption is that portion of the proceeds would make its way to the charities, but I am currently uncertain.  If you know information about this, please add to the comments section below.

Learn more about Donna Karan on Apparel Search.  In addition to her profile page, you can check the Donna Karan definition section.

By the way, the word Zen means a Japanese school of Mahayana Buddhism emphasizing the value of meditation and intuition.  Zen developed in China during the Tang dynasty as Chán.  From China, Chán spread south to Vietnam, northeast to Korea and east to Japan, where it became known as Japanese Zen.

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Digital Textile Printing Possibilities

Digital textile printing offers endless possibilities.  With this printing method, apparel printers have unlimited potential to take their creativity to new heights.  Digitally printing fashion provides greater flexibility, and faster time-to-market for clothing designers and garment production professionals.  Learn about the benefits of this exciting apparel decorating technology, and the keys to integrating digital printing into your production workflow.  Allow digital printing to assist your design process from initial design development and sampling through final placement and production.

Learn more about digital printing fashion from our industry guide.

You may want to also read our direct to garment printing term if you are interested in the printing on clothing.

If you work in our industry make sure to optimize your workflow by utilizing the appropriate equipment and techniques.  Your options and possibilities are boundless, but make sure that you utilize the most efficient methods and technologies for your particular project.  Possibly digital textile printing will offer you the best solution for your specific program.

By the way, if you search for graphic t-shirts, or printed clothing in our search engine, you may find some interesting styles and trends to review.  You can find the engine toward the top of this page.

Amy Schumer in Designer Long Sleeve Jumpsuit

Amy Schumer was photographed wearing Ripley Rader at the Sirius XM Radio studio in New York City today! The actress looked chic in black wearing the Long Sleeve Jumpsuit ($220, 
Amy Schumer Jumpsuit
Amy Schumer Wearing Ripley Rader

Other fans of the brand include Gigi Hadid, Alessandra Ambrosio and more!

Amy Beth Schumer is an American stand-up comedian, writer, and actress. She is the star of the sketch comedy series Inside Amy Schumer, which has been airing on Comedy Central since 2013. 

She placed fourth on the fifth season of NBC's Last Comic Standing and placed second on Comedy Central's Reality Bites Back. In 2012, she held a recurring role on the Adult Swim series Delocated. 

Teresa Palmer Looking Boho Beautiful

Teresa Palmer was photographed wearing THML again yesterday in Los Angeles! The Kill Me Three Times starlet looked boho beautiful in her THML top as she ran errands with her son, Bodhi.
Teresa Palmer Boho Beautiful
Below is Teresa wearing THML earlier this Spring. 
Teresa Palmer Boho Fashion

Difference Between Casual Wear & Leisure Wear

What is the difference between casual wear and leisure wear?

Casual wear is clothing that can be worn during leisure time but can also be appropriate for a casual work environment or certain activities such as club events.  Clothing that is casual is informal.
Casual wear can be appropriate for wearing to work (if your employer has a casual dress code).  Some apparel that are appropriate are khakis, slacks, sweaters, leather shoes and polo shirts. Things that may not be appropriate are jeans, gym shorts, T-shirts, low-cut tops and running shoes.  When thinking about what to wear to work, you can consult with your employer if you are not certain regarding the dress code policies.

Leisure wear clothes are designed to be worn during leisure time.  A persons leisure is free time spent away from business, work, household chores and school.  Leisure fashion is typically not appropriate for a work environment. However, it is perfect for people that work from home.

Learn more about the differences between casual wear and leisure wear.
Casual Wear and Leisure Wear

You can shop at the GAP for the looks pictured above.

Thank you for taking the time to read our fashion terminology blog post. We hope that you have found this news to be informative.  By the way, should their be a space between the words or should it be casualwear and leisurewear?  We have seen the words both ways.  Any thoughts or preferences?

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Cindy Crawford Wearing Parker Smith Bootcut Jeans

Cindy Crawford was recently photographed wearing Parker Smith Becky Bootcut in Deep Azure jeans in Malibu ($178)! 
Cindy Crawford June 2015

Parker Smith Becky Bootcut in Deep Azure jeans in Malibu
This is the second time the iconic supermodel looked effortlessly chic in Parker Smith as she also wore the Bonnie Trousers in Breeze when she stepped out in Los Angeles in May ($175).

Cindy Crawford Bonnie Trousers in Breeze

If you are interested in taking a look back at some of our previous fashion blog posts about Cindy, you may find the following to be of interest:

Vera Wang Trunk Show Schedule

Just in case you missed the Vera Wang Fall 2015 bridal trunk show that was held in Chicago back in March, don't worry.  Fortunately, Vera Wang's Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 Bridal Collections will be at trunk shows around the world in the coming weeks and months.
Vera Wang Trunk Show

Check the Vera Wang trunk show schedule at their website.

Oh, I almost forgot to ask.  Do you know what a trunk show is?  If you are not sure, you can view the trunk show term in our fashion terms section.  Hope that helps.

Learn more about the Spring 2016 Vera Wang Bridal Collection.

Monday, June 29, 2015

orYANY Handbag Special Deal

New York-based Oryany offers stylish and functional leather handbags featuring luxurious and practical designs. The collection is known for signature hardware, rich color palettes, and contemporary styles.  Are you ready for the really interesting part?  Well, this beautiful handbag is actually currently on "sale" at Neiman Marcus.
Sydney Colorblock Tote Bag, Natural

Oryany Sydney Colorblock Tote Bag, Natural

  • Oryany slouchy tote in colorblock pebbled leather.
  • Brushed golden hardware.
  • Buckled flat top handles; 7" drop.
  • Adjustable shoulder strap with rings; 14.5" drop.
  • Large front zip pocket on bottom panel.
  • Magnetic snap top for on-the-go access.
  • Inside, signature printed lining; two zip and two open pockets.
  • 11.5"H x 15.5"W x 2"D; weighs 2lb. 6oz.
  • "Sydney" is imported.
This handbag was originally $333.  Lowered to $249.  TODAY on the Neiman Marcus website, I saw the back marked with an extra 40% off which brought the price to $149.40

Check with them to reconfirm the price is still active.  For in-store inquiries the handbag is style #19053229, Online inquiries: NMS15_V2G91

Learn more about orYany handbags at their website.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Steven Rendle Career Move to President & COO at VF

On June 24, 2015 VF Corporation, announced that Steven E. Rendle, 55, has been appointed President & Chief Operating Officer at the company and has been elected to VF’s Board of Directors.  He will report to Eric Wiseman, VF’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

In his role as President & Chief Operating Officer, Rendle will oversee all of VF’s business coalitions worldwide: Outdoor & Action Sports, Jeanswear, Imagewear, Sportswear and Contemporary Brands. He will also be responsible for VF’s global Supply Chain and Direct-to-Consumer platforms.

Wiseman continued, “VF is a growing global company and Steve is an outstanding leader with a proven track record of building brands and businesses. He is sharply focused on VF’s four essential growth drivers: leading in innovation, connecting with consumers, serving consumers directly and expanding geographically. As our President & COO, Steve will have responsibility across the business as we continue to build our powerful brand and distribution platforms that deliver consistent growth and return to shareholders.”

About VF

VF Corporation (NYSE: VFC) is a global leader in the design, manufacture, marketing and distribution of branded lifestyle apparel, footwear and accessories. The company’s highly diversified portfolio of 30 powerful brands spans numerous geographies, product categories, consumer demographics and sales channels, giving VF a unique industry position and the ability to create sustainable, long-term growth for our customers and shareholders. The company’s largest brands are The North Face®, Vans®, Timberland®, Wrangler®, Lee® and Nautica®. For more information, visit

Learn more about VF Corporation here on Apparel Search.

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