Thursday, July 31, 2014

Find the Supermodel

Can you figure out which supermodel is sunbathing topless in this photograph?

Alessandra Ambrosio Sunbathing Topless

I know this seems like a trick question.  It looks like possibly three supermodels bathing in the sun.  Well, in all honesty, all three are probably models, but I do know the name of at least one...

The famous beauty is...

Alessandra Ambrosio

Is she the model in the left, center, or right?  That part, I am not telling you.

Musicians Inspire Fashion: Fitz and The Tantrums

This blog post is primarily about the band.  If you are not interested in music, you may want to turn back now.  Apparel Search was compelled to share this news with you because we really like the photo above.  Musicians have an interesting sense of style.  It is nice to see them grouped together so we can get a quick glimpse at band fashion.

On the heels of "The Walker" - Fitz and The Tantrums' second single to hit No. 1 on Billboard's Alternative Songs chart in less than a year - being certified Gold, the Los Angeles-based band announces plans to remain on the road through November 2014. Thefall headline run will kick off on September 2 at Water Street Music Hall in Rochester, NY. Beginning in November, the band will be joined by special guest Big Data on select dates, including an evening at New York City's Terminal 5 (November 12) and a sold-out show at First Avenue in Minneapolis (November 21). See below for itinerary.

Fitz and The Tantrums roll into Chicago this week for a performance on the Lollapalooza Main Stage on Saturday, August 2, and an official Lollapalooza aftershow at the Metro on August 3, which is sold out. While in town, Fitz will be singing "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" at the Chicago Cubs vs. Colorado Rockies game this Thursday, July 31 at Wrigley Field.  On August 25, Fitz and The Tantrums will play a three-song set at the Opening Ceremony for the 2014 US Open in Arthur Ashe Stadium at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, NY.  The performance will be carried live by ESPN as part of the cable network's comprehensive coverage of the US Open.

Fitz and The Tantrums are: Fitz (vocals), Noelle Scaggs (vocals/tambourine), James King (saxophone), Jeremy Ruzumna (keyboards), John Wicks (drums) and Joseph Karnes (bass). 

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29 - Des Moines, IA @ Simon Estes Riverfront Amphitheatre w/Max Frost
30 - Sioux Falls, SD @ The District w/Max Frost

2 - Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza - Main Stage
3 - Chicago, IL @ Metro w/Fly Golden Eagle - Official Lollapalooza Aftershow                            SOLD OUT
30 - Calgary, Canada @ X-Fest
31 - Edmonton, Canada @ Sonic Boom Festival

2 - Rochester, NY @ Water Street Music Hall
5 - North Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues - KZQ's Big Night Out
6 - Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion - 1065 The End Weenie Roast
7 - Raleigh, NC @ Walnut Creek Amphitheatre - 95X Big Shindig
9 - Tallahassee, FL @ Donald L. Tucker Civic Center
10 - Tampa, FL @ USF Sundome
11 - Orlando, FL @ University Of Central Florida - CFE Arena
19-20 - Atlanta, GA @ Music Midtown
27 - Riverside, CA @ Riverside Municipal Auditorium
28 - Tempe, AZ @ Summer Ends Music Festival
29 - Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theatre
30 - Las Cruces, NM @ Pan American Center - New Mexico State University w/Foster The People

2 - Oklahoma City @ Downtown Airpark w/Foster The People
3- Springfield, MO @ Gillioz Theatre
3-5 - Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Festival
6 - Houston, TX @ House of Blues
8 - Austin, TX @ Stubb's Waller Creek Outdoor Amphitheater w/Max Frost
10 - Birmingham, AL @ Iron City
10-12 - Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Festival
11 - New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
24-26  - Las Vegas, NV @ Life Is Beautiful Festival

3 - Louisville, KY @ Mercury Ballroom w/Big Data
4 - Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room w/Big Data
6 - Cleveland, OH @ Masonic Auditorium w/Big Data
7 - Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory w/Big Data
8 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club w/Big Data
9 - Ithaca, NY @ State Theater w/Big Data
12 - New York, NY @ Terminal 5 w/Big Data
14 - Wallingford, CT @ The Dome at Oakdale Theatre w/Big Data
15 - Boston, MA @ House of Blues w/Big Data
18 - Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore Detroit w/Big Data
19 - Columbus, OH @ The LC Indoor Pavilion w/Big Data

21 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue w/Big Data                                                                                  SOLD OUT

Skylton Paris Fashion Show

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Baby Bow Tie

Baby Bow Tie brings kids fashion to a new level of cuteness with their stylish prints and high quality fabrics. These adorable and fun accoutrements are the newest must-haves in microfashion. The entire line features a comfortable magnetic closure and adjustable neck strap to ensure the perfect fit for the dapper little man in your life. Baby Bow Tie is suited for stylish newborns all the way up to 8 years old!

baby bow ties

Inspired by her own little gentleman, founder Kat Armstrong says, "I set out to create affordable, high quality accessories for littles without compromising on style." Keep it classic with a gingham or seersucker printed bow tie, add a little edge with a cool camouflage print, or even sport your favorite team colors with a style from the Baby Bow Tie Game Day Collection! Baby Bow Tie is available at Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Kitson Kids and other retailers nationwide ($25; 

Kids Bow Ties

Fashion Highlights of Doutzen Kroes

Doutzen Kroes shared a photo on Instagram yesterday wearing Seraphine right before she gave birth to her daughter! The glowing mom-to-be compared baby bumps with a friend in her Tessa Black Shift Maternity Dress ($67). A long time fan of the brand, Doutzen has been spotted rocking Seraphine pieces on multiple occasions throughout her pregnancy ( 

Doutzen Kroes
Picture courtesy of Instagram: 
Tessa Black Shift Maternity Dress
Fashion Highlights of Doutzen Kroes

Little White Dress for 2014

Can you guess the trend that’s been “white hot” since the start of the summer season and will certainly continue through Labor Day? 

That’s right! The little white dress.
celebs wearing white dresses
Celebrities including Ashley Tisdale, Rumer Willis, Zoe Saldana, Katie Holmes, Karina Smirnoff, Danielle Campbell and many others have embraced this fashion statement, and the experts at David’s Bridal know that every fashionista – bride-to-be or not – will want to share in the minimalist, monochromatic moment. 

David Bridal White Dresses

Appropriate for summer “white-out” parties, perfect for a brunch with friends and an on-trend choice for brides looking to wear white to all of their wedding celebrations, the LWD is the perfect option for every skin tone and a great blank canvas to accessorize with!

Thank you for taking the time to read our trendy white dress blog post.  If you have comments or questions, please add your thoughts in the discussion area below.

TargetExpress for Your Convenience

Target opened the doors of its first TargetExpress store in Minneapolis, Minn. last week. The abbreviated 20,000-square-feet retail venue was designed specifically for the generation of consumers known for being acclimated to speedy and efficient shopping experiences (Millennial customers).

The TargetExpress is about a sixth of the size of traditional Target store locations.  The prototype is similar in size and feel as a drugstore along the lines of Walgreens, CVS, or Duane Reade but has its own special flair with merchandise that includes groceries, bedding, smartphones and more. Target is clearly keen on obtaining opportunities in the urban core following the population growth in those areas.

In 2012, Target began testing urban area markets by testing a 80,000 to 100,000 square-foot store format called CityTarget, to appeal to the urban shopper. Now there are eight CityTargets in cities such as Chicago, San Francisco and Portland, Ore. 

CityTarget and TargetExpress are aimed at shoppers picking up fewer items because they are on the go and may not have the time or desire to shop at the larger retailers. It is more of a convenience store shopping experience in my mind.

Apparel Search is not sure how many of these new TargetExpress stores will eventually open, but we assume the major players in the convenience store market are paying close attention.  This may be disruptive to some retailers.  We are not certain, but we did read an article that mentions Target is already planning four more locations for 2015.  One in Minnesota and three in the San Francisco Bay Area. 

Although the store does sell basic socks and underwear, it doesn’t have a full apparel section. But it does have a full-size beauty department, along with the retailer’s fairly new beauty concierge service.

Super-sizing in retail is so yesterday’s news. Today, smaller is sometimes better.

Thank you for taking the time to read our fashion blog post. We hope that you have found this news to be informative. If you have comments or questions, please add your thoughts in the discussion area below.

Holland Roden in Diamond White Gold studs

Holland Roden wore Harry Kotlar jewels to Entertainment Weekly's 2014 Comic-Con Celebration in San Diego! The Teen Wolf star looked fierce in a black jumpsuit and Harry Kotlar 2.0ct Diamond White Gold studs ($11,011).

Holland Roden wore Harry Kotlar jewels

Holland Roden at Comic Con party 2014

Holland Roden July 2014

Harry Kotlar 2.0ct Diamond White Gold studs

See more of Holland Roden here on the Apparel Search fashion blog.
Holland Roden wearing Philosophy
Holland wearing Tacori

Hollywood's Little Black Dress

Kristin Cavallari, Carrie Keagan and Rose McIver have all been spotted wearing the Stella & Jamie’s Sylvie dress recently!

See Kristin Cavallari in this black dress.
See Carrie Keagan and Rose McIver in this black dress.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Catt Sadler Wore Aurore Dress from Stella & Jamie

Catt Sadler wore Stella & Jamie while filming E! News today! The stylish host looked chic as she posed for pics with her co-hosts in her Aurore dress ($260;

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