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Friday, August 26, 2016

DL1961 and Jessica Alba Collaboration

DL1961 and Jessica Alba are pleased to announced the launch of her exclusive collaboration with the brand.  The 18 piece collection designed by Alba is available online at www.dl1961.com as well as retail partners including Nordstrom, Shopbop, Bloomingdale’s and specialty stores in the US and internationally.  
DL1961 and Jessica Alba Collaboration
Alba designed the collection with the DL1961 team and focused on the most important elements of denim design from her perspective: fit, lift and support. With a total of 7 different fits, ranging from No. 1 a high-waisted skinny to No. 7 an on-trend flight suit, each design was labored over meticulously.  
Jessica Alba with Corvette
Enlisting her girlfriends as fit models, Alba says “We all want to have a great booty when we put our jeans on, but we also want to be comfortable. Details are everything when it comes to design, especially when it comes to jeans. That's why I was obsessed with things like proportions of crops or the placements of pockets and zippers. If it didn't make sense to me or my girlfriends, it didn't make the cut -- I'm all about the reality.”
Jessica Alba on ground
“Jessica really spent time on the details of this collection, which you can appreciate the minute you put a pair of her jeans on,” says Sarah Ahmed, Creative Director of DL1961.  “I loved being able to collaborate with someone who is such an empowered business woman while also clearly enjoys the creative process.” 
DL1961 and Jessica AlbaDL1961 & Jessica Alba Collaboration
Another important factor to Alba was the eco-conscious element of the brand. DL1961 is vertically integrated and implements production processes that utilize 50% less water, chemicals and dyes in the manufacturing of its denim.  Additionally, developing exclusive fabrications and materials exclusive to the brand that ensure each pair of denim is not only made of the softest weaves but also retains its shape and fit.  
Jessica Alba DL1961 CollaborationJessica Alba DL1961
About Jessica Alba

Jessica Alba is an actress, advocate, New York Times bestselling author and founder and chief creative officer of The Honest Company and Honest Beauty.  Founded in 2012, The Honest Company was launched with a mission to inspire and empower people to live a happy and healthy life. Honest provides 100+ safe, effective and delightful products across a wide range of consumer categories, including baby, personal care, home care and vitamins and supplements. Launched in 2015, Honest Beauty offers a comprehensive prestige collection of 80+ skincare and makeup products, created with the same standards of safety, performance and spirit that are the hallmark of The Honest Company.  Learn more about Jessica Alba.

About DL1961

DL1961 is a global premium denim brand founded in New York City in 2009 that is available in over 1500 stores worldwide. Known for its innovative manufacturing processes that fuse technology with fashion, DL1961 is able to develop a superior product known for its shape retention and environmentally friendly practices.

DL1961 Premium Denim
498 7th Ave, 21st Floor
New York, NY 10018

http://dl1961.com/ 
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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Kourtney Kardashian's Lana Choker

Kourtney Kardashian was photographed wearing Lili Claspe yesterday while out in Los Angeles! The reality star accessorized her casual chic look with Lili Claspe's Lana Choker in Gold, the same choker she has worn several times in the last month ($99, www.liliclaspe.com). 

What is her sister wearing on her feet?

Khloe Kardashian, Chrissy Teigen and Kylie Jenner were all photographed wearing the same Lili Claspe Lana Choker recently!
Khloe Kardashian
Kylie Jenner
Here is a closer look at the choker.
Lili Claspe's Lana Choker in Gold

Pineapple Clothing Fun Floral Prints

Pineapple Clothing
Pineapple Clothing, a unique clothing line that features fun, floral prints, perfect for girls and women from all walks of life.  They have everything from activewear to evening dresses, plus size options to mommy & me matching designs and much more. On their site you'll find trending colors and beautiful floral prints that are feminine and fun.

Here are a few of the current prints.
Pineapple Clothing Brand
Their clothing has vibrant designs and comprises colorful activewear, which is perfect for the fit n' fab style that is currently trending. 

Portero Pre-Owned Authentic Luxury Styles

Portero.com, the 10 year old site specializes in pre-owned authentic luxury styles, Hermes styles in particular! Fans of the site include Victoria Beckham and Olivia Palmero.

In particular Victoria requested the coveted the Hermès HSS Birkin Bag in Bubblegum pink (see below). 
Hermès HSS Birkin Bag in Bubblegum pink
http://www.portero.com/brand/hermes

Since Hermes began as a harness workshop specializing in the finest horse harnesses and bridles in 1837, Hermès has transfixed the world with its supreme craftsmanship and elegant designs.  From examining and cutting leather to hand-stitching and melding hardware, highly trained artisans craft each Hermès piece.  Many of the Hermès craftsmen have studied at Paris’ Ecole Grégoire-Ferrandi, and are required to pass various exams prior to constructing their first Hermès handbag. 

Learn more about the Birkin Bag here on the Fashion Blog.

Portero.com is one of the only sites that sell authentic Hermès! Wall Street Journal named Portero.com "One of the best options on the web for buying authentic merchandise."

Portero Luxury (www.portero.com) is the leading curated marketplace for authentic pre-owned luxury goods. Established in 2004, with headquarters in New York City, Portero provides unprecedented access to the world’s most exclusive brands. The company’s collection of pre-owned and hard-to-find merchandise includes pristine Hermès Birkins and Kellys, Rolex, Cartier and Chanel.

Portero’s personal shopping service, Find It For Me, places it at the forefront of customer service. This enhanced feature allows one to connect with a trusted Portero expert for their most coveted items.

Portero has been seen in The Wall Street Journal, Harper’s Bazaar, Town & Country, Forbes.com, About.com, ELLE, and now on the Apparel Search fashion blog.

You may also want to learn more about Hermès handbags directly at the Hermès website (http://www.hermes.com/).

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Jenna Dewan-Tatum Sports Crochet Hat

Jenna Dewan-Tatum shared a video on Instagram wearing Hat Attack over the weekend! The actress and dancer visited a local winery wearing her Chunky Crochet Continental hat ($96, www.hatattack.com). 
Jenna Dewan-Tatum Sports Crochet Hat
Celebrity wearing sun hat
We really like the cool looking sun hat that Jenna found.

90 Degree by Reflex

We wanted to introduce you to 90 Degree by Reflex (90DR), an exciting, affordable activewear line for the everyday fashionista.
90 Degree by Reflex
Women want to feel stylish and confident at the gym, but oftentimes cannot splurge on expensive brands like Lululemon. 90DR produces high quality garments that are chic yet affordable, with price points starting at $20-$50 for sports bras and leggings!  
90 Degree Athleisure
Additionally, while many athleisure lines do not go over a size 12, 90DR carries several plus size styles, continuing its mission for inclusive gym wear.  
90DR
90 Degree by Reflex is sold online and in stores at Nordstrom Rack, T.J. Maxx, Kohl’s, and many other retailers. 

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Teeki Activewear Upcycles

Featured on CBS Los Angeles, Teeki Activewear has been the talk of the town. As a young girl, Lindsay Hemric was an athlete and also involved in cleaning the Earth. She had a hard time finding eco-conscious brands that she could practice in. Usually we throw our water bottles into recycle bins and never really think about what happens after.
Teeki Activewear Stars
Lindsay Hemric collects those water bottles, upcycles them and turns them into amazing Yoga clothing.  Her mission is to make women feel beautiful, fun and vibrant, her brand is manufactured in LA. In which the water bottles are down into tiny cubes, melted into honey and then made into yarn. This process saves 90% of water usage typically used to make fabric.
Teeki Yoga Pants
Her Yoga pants came about when she was making a bikini and didn’t have a pair of pants to wear to a Yoga class, so she made her own pair which soon took off. The pants are quick dry, breathable and perfect for a Yoga class. The process took about six months, to get the right fit and perfect pattern, she plans to make other pieces and grow the Teeki brand.

Thank you for taking the time to read our activewear fashion blog post. We hope that you have found this news to be informative. 

Learn more about activewear and yoga pants in our new fashion influence section.

Glass Slipper Award Winners at FN PLATFORM 2016

The winners of the Glass Slipper Award has been announced.
2016 Glass Slipper Award Winners

Most Innovative Booth Interior:
Winner: Hunter
Runner up: Tidal

Best New Exhibitor Booth:
Winner: Katy Perry
Runner up: Backyard Footwear

Most Creative Use of Exhibit Space:
Winner: SAS
Runner up: Creative Recreation 






If you would like to take a look back at last year, you can see the 2015 Glass Slipper Award winners from our previous blog post on the subject.

By the way, you may have interest in learning about another type of glass slipper.

Retailer Rigby & Peller Reveals American Women’s Attitudes Toward Lingerie

Heritage UK lingerie retailer Rigby & Peller released today the findings of their first ever US poll, modeled after their groundbreaking survey conducted in the UK earlier this year. Surveying 2,000 US women ages 18+ on their lingerie buying, styling and wearing habits, Rigby & Peller found that US women prioritize comfort above all else. While almost 80% of US respondents have at least one bra that they find 100% comfortable, these women don’t find their comfortable bras to be beautiful.

Almost 70% of US respondents admitted to regularly wearing the same bra every day. Moreover, 30% of the women surveyed own bras they’ve been wearing for over 10 years, while 5% admitted to owning at least one bra that was over 20 years old.

The poll results also revealed contemporary American women’s lingerie and bra preferences. US respondents prefer a more natural look when it comes to their foundation pieces. With 84% of respondents opting for a flattering, contained silhouette, and 62% saying they feel most attractive in a well-fitting bra versus a more revealing cut.

On a macro-level, the study showed that US women need more knowledge about the importance of regularly rotating bras, replacing over-worn styles and getting properly fit for a bra that is both comfortable and beautiful. Almost 70% of respondents would welcome expert advice to help build their underwear collection with pieces that fit well and build confidence.

“Since launching in the US last year, Rigby & Peller has found that US women are hungry for knowledge and expertise when it comes to finding a bra that fits well, but also suits their lifestyle needs,” explains CEO of Rigby & Peller US, Ginny Gerard. “While it’s incredible to see how similar the findings are between US and UK women, our research further shows that a lot of US women see lingerie shopping as a necessary evil, and they end up buying lingerie that doesn’t suit them properly. American women have more options than ever for purchasing lingerie, including a proliferation of direct-to-consumer online lingerie brands, but these options lack the expert guidance that can put women in bras that are comfortable, beautiful and nothing short of life-changing. Lingerie shopping is a luxury and bespoke experience at Rigby & Peller stores worldwide.  Our mission is to bring romance, excitement and joy to bra shopping in the US.”


View the R&P Lingerie Survey Fact Sheet.

About Rigby & Peller:
 

Throughout its 75 years, Rigby & Peller has evolved into one of the most talked about global lingerie brands and has dressed some of the world’s most iconic women, from rock royalty to crowned heads. Offering carefully curated collections of exquisitely-made lingerie, their boutiques create a luxurious and reassuring atmosphere for style and fit appointments, which are carried out by highly trained expert lingerie stylists. Rigby & Peller’s aim is that each client leaves their boutique feeling confident and beautiful; like the very best version of themselves. Rigby & Peller has US stores in New York, Boston, Chicago, Atlanta, Washington DC and other major cities. For more info visit rigbyandpeller.com.


Survey conducted on www.onepoll.com, July 2016. Total number of respondents – 2,000 US women aged 18+.

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Jessica Gomes Wearing Sanctuary Clothing Plaid

Jessica Gomes was photographed wearing Sanctuary Clothing in Los Angeles! The Australian supermodel looked casual and relaxed while car shopping today in her Lucien Plaid Tailored Boyfriend Shirt ($79, www.sanctuaryclothing.com).
Jessica Gomes Wearing Plaid Shirt & Jean Shorts
Below is a better view of the shirt worn by a fashion model.
What's better than a plaid shirt and cut off jean shorts?

Learn more about plaid shirts and jean shorts in our new fashion influence section.

Jessica Gomes is an Australian-Portuguese model who appeared in the Swimsuit Issue of the American publication Sports Illustrated every year from 2008 to 2015. She works extensively in Australia and Asia. She has strong followings in Korea and in the East Coast hip hop community.

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