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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

MAGIC August 2017 Fashion Event Recap

Below is a quick recap of show highlights from the Las Vegas Convention Center’s shows, inclusive of FN PLATFORM, WWDMAGIC and SOURCING.

WORLD CLASSIC ROCKERS STOLE THE SHOW AT FN PLATFORM’S OPENING NIGHT CONCERT
FN Platform Concert
ATTENDEES ENJOYED AN ALTERNATE (VIRTUAL) REALITY IN THE SQUARE ONE SPACE IN SOURCING
Alternate Virtual Reality

Women's Sherpa Trucker Jackets

The Levi's Sherpa Trucker Jackets for women are back in stock.  Yes, it is summer, but fall & winter is coming sooner than you may think.
Sherpa Trucker Jackets
Style # 361360001
Women's Sherpa Trucker Jacket
Style # 361360004
They sell out every year. Get ready for cooler days and get yours before they’re gone. 
Hal Lawton has been named president of Macy's, effective Sept. 8, 2017. As president, Mr. Lawton will be responsible for all aspects of the Macy's brand, including merchandising, marketing, stores, operations, technology, and consumer insights and analytics. He will report to Jeff Gennette, Macy's, Inc. chief executive officer. Mr. Lawton has strong technology and digital expertise and was most recently senior vice president, eBay North America. He spent his earlier career at Home Depot and McKinsey & Company. 

As SVP of eBay North America, Mr. Lawton was responsible for all aspects of eBay's Americas business unit and oversaw a period of sustained, sequential performance improvement. Prior to joining eBay, Mr. Lawton spent 10 years in various leadership roles at Home Depot, where he was most recently SVP for merchandising. While at Home Depot, Mr. Lawton was responsible for jump-starting homedepot.com and building it into a nearly $2 billion business. 

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Pantone Love Symbol #2 for Prince

The Prince Estate, alongside Pantone Color Institute™, the global color authority, announced earlier this month (August 14,2017) the creation of a standardized custom color to represent and honor international icon, Prince. The (naturally) purple hue, represented by his “Love Symbol #2” was inspired by his custom-made Yamaha purple piano, which was originally scheduled to go on tour with the performer before his untimely passing at the age of 57. The color pays tribute to Prince’s indelible mark on music, art, fashion and culture. 

Prince’s association with the color purple was galvanized in 1984 with the release of the film Purple Rain, along with its Academy Award-winning soundtrack featuring the eponymous song. While the spectrum of the color purple will still be used in respect to the “Purple One,” Love Symbol #2, will be the official color across the brand he left behind. 

“The color purple was synonymous with who Prince was and will always be. This is an incredible way for his legacy to live on forever,” said Troy Carter, Entertainment Advisor to Prince’s Estate. 

The ‘Purple One’ made a statement and challenged cultural norms through both his well-known music and personal style. In addition to the Oscar, Prince won seven Grammy Awards and a Golden Globe Award for Purple Rain. Both “Purple Rain” and “1999” were entered into the Grammy Hall of Fame, and Prince was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004, the very first year he was eligible. 

Laurie Pressman, Vice President of the Pantone Color Institute said: "We are honored to have worked on the development of Love Symbol #2, a distinctive new purple shade created in memory of Prince, 'the purple one.' A musical icon known for his artistic brilliance, Love Symbol #2 is emblematic of Prince’s distinctive style. Long associated with the purple family, Love Symbol #2 enables Prince’s unique purple shade to be consistently replicated and maintain the same iconic status as the man himself." 

Will this become the color of the year?  Sorry, the 2017 color of the year was already selected.  Maybe this color can win next year.

Learn about the Pantone color of the year.

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3 Ways to Shop Women's Jeans

Yes, their are more than three ways.  However, here are three of the easy ways to shop for women's jeans.
Fit, Rise, Leg

  1. By Fit - make sure to try them on.  Each brand has a different fit.  Furthermore, each brand typically has several fit options.
  2. By Rise - low rise, mid rise, high rise, etc.  Learn more about a pants rise.
  3. By Leg - skinny, straight, boyfriend, boot leg, leggings, etc.
Deciding where to shop for women's jeans is the next step.

You may want to visit Lucky Brand Jeans or another of your favorite denim shopping destinations.

If you are interested in the fit & quality, visit Lucky Brand jeans.
Lucky Brand Jeans women's fashion
Find that perfect fit, pants rise, and style of leg.

Nordstrom Rack Westminster, Colorado

Seattle-based Nordstrom, Inc. announced plans to open a Nordstrom Rack at The Orchard Town Center in Westminster, Colorado. The approximately 25,000-square-foot store is scheduled to open in spring 2019.

The new location at The Orchard will be the seventh Nordstrom Rack in Colorado. Nordstrom also serves customers at three full-line stores in the state, including one nearby at Cherry Creek in Denver. The company opened six Nordstrom Rack stores last spring, and this fall will open 11 Nordstrom Rack stores and relocate one.

The Orchard is a 1.1 million-square-foot open-air retail and entertainment district in the northern Denver metro area owned and managed by Phoenix-based Vestar. Nordstrom Rack will join existing retailers such as Macy's, Super Target, AMC Theatres, H&M, REI and Old Navy at the shopping center, as well as many restaurants and specialty shops.
Nordstrom Rack Westminster, Colorado
Conveniently located at the intersection of I-25 and 144th Avenue in Westminster, Colorado, The Orchard Town Center is the ultimate shopping, dining and entertainment destination.  Offering a vibrant outdoor setting with breathtaking mountain views, warm fireplace seating areas, children's play area, train rides and water splash pad for kids, The Orchard Town Center delivers an interactive experience day or night.  With nearly a million square feet of retail space, the center features over 90 specialty retailers, along with a great selection of dining and entertainment experiences.  For more information visit www.theorchardtowncenter.com.

Shanina Shaik Cora Stovepipe Womens Jean

Shanina Shaik posed for an Instagram photo on August 17, 2017 wearing True Religion. The model snapped a stunning selfie in Cora Stovepipe Womens Jean ($118.99, www.truereligion.com).
Shanina Shaik Perky August 2017
Photo courtesy of Instagram 

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