Monday, March 2, 2015

Alexander McQueen Kansai Circle

Kansai Circle Print by Alexander McQueen


Kansai circle print on calf leather jacket; features full front zip and extended zip cuffs.

MATERIAL:100% Lambskin

PRODUCT CODE:385368 Q5HHD 1051

In addition to this glorious lambskin jacket, they are offering an A-line mini dress, wallet, clutch, and other trendy items with the Kansai Circle design.

Thru the Eye of French Perfumer: Scent of Triumph

We would like to introduce you to Jan Moran, whose upcoming book highlights her extraordinary knowledge on perfuming, keen eye for romance, and ability to tell a sweeping historical debut with a unique angle. 

Though there have been many World War II stories told, SCENT OF TRIUMPH (St. Martin’s Griffin; March 31) tells the story from the eye of a French perfumer, Danielle Bretancourt, whose beloved family is scattered across many countries. Traveling through London and Paris into occupied Poland, Danielle searches desperately for the remains of her family. Ultimately, she is forced to gather the fragments of her impoverished family and flee to America, where she vows to begin life anew, in 1940s Los Angeles.

There, through determination and talent, she rises from meager jobs in her quest for success as a perfumer and fashion designer to Hollywood elite. Set between privileged lifestyles and gritty realities, Scent of Triumph is one woman’s story of courage, spirit, and resilience.

Scent of Triumph by Jan Moran
Jan Moran is a recognized expert in the world of fragrance and perfume, with features in numerous publications, providing a tangibility and authenticity to the world of Scent of Triumph. She has spoken before Fashion Group International, the Fragrance Foundation, and The American Society of Perfumers. Jan also created Scentsa, a touch-screen program for fragrance and skincare, for Sephora stores in various countries around the world.

Thank you for taking the time to read our fragrance relevant 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.

Print on Demand Leggings from Redbubble

It’s true. AND IT’S AWESOME! Redbubble is one of the first companies ever to offer print-on-demand leggings. Redbubble’s leggings are shiny, stretchy, and they come in a variety of colors, prints, and patterns from international designers. Whether you’re rocking cat prints, cartoon characters, or weird geometric shapes, the world is your lycra-clad playground.

We have included some trendy designs above for your review, but be sure to check out the entire leggings collection on Redbubble!

Redbubble’s leggings feature an array of colors, prints, and patterns from international designers. 

  • Size: XXS-XL

  • Material: 82% Polyamide, 18% Elastane (Xtra Life LYCRA®)

  • Full print front side and back side

  • Stretch waistband

Founded in 2007, Redbubble is the world’s largest marketplace for independent artists, with 94 million visitors shopping for more than 14M unique works of art. Art from Redbubble can be printed on a variety of every day products – from t-shirts and smart phone cases to duvet covers and leggings – putting the power of personal style in the hands of the individual and underscoring the company’s mission:  “To enable more artists, to reach more people, more often.” Learn more at 

Fratelli Rossetti Bauhaus Approach to Footwear

Fratelli Rossetti has drawn inspiration from its own archives for a fresh take on one of its classics: an ankle-boot, originally launched in 1975, with a bi-color design to highlight its structure. The simple, clean-cut style draws on the Bauhaus approach, meaning that a rational design creates timeless classics.Neo Bauhaus: the comeback of sharp lines
Aesthetics and functionality merge in the line of 6 different styles: 2 boots, 2 ankle-boots, 1 shoe and 1 bag. The forms are emphasized by the pairings of light colours with contrasting dark hues and diverse materials, such as leather and pony skin. They are authentic architectural masterpieces.

Fratelli Rossetti was founded in 1953 by the visionary genius Renzo Rossetti in Parabiago, in the outskirts of Milan. At that time, a national fashion industry was just beginning to develop in Italy.

The company is now run by brothers Diego, Dario and Luca from the second generation of the family. With their dedication and devotion, they have taken the company to its 60th anniversary and beyond, with a constant focus on quality. Over the years, the brand has become synonymous with style in Italy and across the globe. It embodies the values of unparalleled craftsmanship.
You may want to also view our previous fashion blog post about the Rock Candy shoes from Fratelli Rossetti.
Learn about the Fratelli Rossetti Boutique in Milan here on Apparel Search in one of our older fashion articles from a few years ago.

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Milan Collections AW15 Fashion Week

Milan Collections AW15


Milan Fashion Week (Italian: Settimana della moda) is a clothing trade show held semi-annually in Milan, Italy. The autumn/winter event is held in February/March of each year, and the spring/summer event is held in September/October of each year.
Milan Fashion Runway Show AW15

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Black Blue White Gold Dress

This week a mind bending almost internet crashing phenomenon has taken place globally.  The best part about it was that it was relevant to "fashion". Although you have already seen tons of posts about this black & blue or white & gold dress issue, it would be a shame for the Fashion Blog to not report on the dress.

It’s the dress that just might actually crash the internet…or maybe just your Facebook feed. Whether you see it as black & blue or white & gold, there’s no debate that there are plenty of ways to style it with accessories from LANY, Mint & Lolly, Kris Nations and more.

The fact is that we are not very concerned with your opinion regarding the color of the dress. Our question is, "what would you wear with the dress?"

Black & Blue Dress
White & Gold Dress

Learn more about the Black & Blue or White & Gold dress on Google+.

I almost hate to ask you this question, but do you think the dress is black & blue or white & gold?

By the way, this all started On Thursday February 26, 2015, a user going by the name of Swiked posted a photo of a striped dress to Tumblr, which was then picked up by BuzzFeed. "Guys please help me — is this dress white and gold, or blue and black? Me and my friends can’t agree and we are freaking the (curse word here) out."

You may want to read more about the confusing color of this dress on Wired. 

Here is a small portion of the explanation.  Light enters the eye through the lens—different wavelengths corresponding to different colors. The light hits the retina in the back of the eye where pigments fire up neural connections to the visual cortex, the part of the brain that processes those signals into an image. Critically, though, that first burst of light is made of whatever wavelengths are illuminating the world, reflecting off whatever you’re looking at. Without you having to worry about it, your brain figures out what color light is bouncing off the thing your eyes are looking at, and essentially subtracts that color from the “real” color of the object. “Our visual system is supposed to throw away information about the illuminant and extract information about the actual reflectance,” says Jay Neitz, a neuroscientist at the University of Washington. “But I’ve studied individual differences in color vision for 30 years, and this is one of the biggest individual differences I’ve ever seen.” (Neitz sees white-and-gold.)
Learn more at Wired and other sources of information on the net.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

ILoveGoldie Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

Conscience for change.

Pretty bold statement, but these days fashion rules the planet, in more ways than you could imagine or want to.  Caring about the environment and dressing like a rockstar should really be able to go hand in hand don’t you think?

That’s where ILG comes in, born out of a desire to help the environment, you can think of us as a guide to all things Eco-friendly and fashionable.

We know it may come as a surprise to many that fashion is the third most polluting industry in the world. Yes, the fashion industry dictates the style and hairdo of millions, but it also poses a threat to the earth—and that’s where I Love Goldie comes in.

At its core, ILoveGoldie is a fashion and lifestyle blog with a conscience. 

They are launching their new website that they believe will fully reflects their mission to share the latest information on eco-fashion and promote labels and products that cherish the earth, rather than harm it.  You can visit their new website tomorrow, February 27, 2015. 

Lidl Fashion in Stores Now

The European discount chain Lidl is launching its spring/summer fashion collection.

Last year, Lidl unveiled a range of women’s clothing which was eagerly purchased by customers anxious to snap up the store’s best bargains.

The stores initial foray into the fashion world was apparently a success.  The chain since decided to expand the line, delving into men’s trousers, shirts, and jackets.

Items from the new collection will be available in Lidl stores nationwide from February 26.

In the minds of Lidl, their textiles “shouldn't just appeal to you, but to your skin too”. That is why their quality control team ensures that the materials used have been dermatologically tested and do not contain any harmful substances. They also make sure that the textiles used are comfortable and durable by examining the fit, how well they keep their shape and how they should be washed.  Their clothes are also tested for harmful substances by the prestigious test institute Bureau Veritas and Hohenstein Institute. The c-mark stamp certifies that the materials used are kind to your skin. Your wellbeing is important to Lidl, so they have indicated that they make no compromises where quality is concerned.

Lidl's history goes back to the 1930s, when the company was founded in Germany as a grocery wholesaler.  Today, Lidl is one of the largest grocery retailers in Europe.
The first Lidl stores were opened in 1973 and by the 1980s Lidl was a household name throughout Germany.  During the 1990s Lidl started to open stores outside Germany and today Lidl stores can be found in nearly every country in Europe.  Their extensive network of stores in Europe is unmatched in the discount sector.

Lidl takes pride in providing top quality products at the lowest possible prices to all their customers across Europe.

Since establishing themselves in the UK in 1994, they have grown consistently and today have more than 600 stores, and it appears that there are plenty more to come.

Not sure that Lidl will qualify anytime soon as the best shopping destination for fashion.  However, they are at least on the way and stepping into the market.

Although they are primarily a grocery, it appears that clothing, footwear, and fashion accessories may be appearing more in the stores.  We are not yet fully aware of the extent of the collection, but we are looking forward to learning more.

If you are interested, you may want to view the best fashion shopping destinations in the consumer guide section here on Apparel Search.

Thank you for taking the time to read our fashion retail news 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.

Katie Design Jewelry by Katie Scott

Katie Scott found something once. Something she didn’t know she was missing. After a long bout with uncertainty, anxiety, and fear, self-reflection led her to find peace through quiet; quieting her heart and mind. Meditation, prayer and reflection readied her mind for a revelation: There is peace through submission, great strength and faith. It allows the mind to turn its focus on spiritual fulfillment and let go of vanity. Cultivating an understanding that what is most beautiful in life is not material or social or cultural, but spiritual. Her art, informed by this idea, took a pivotal turn. Design for beauty’s sake, evolved into art with purpose. Katie Design Jewelry has become the creative outlet of this new peaceful perspective. Their line includes necklaces, earrings, bracelets, rings, and wristbands, handcrafted and adorned with gemstones.  Gone now are the doubts and fear, replaced by a spiritual strength guided by faith in something bigger, something more. Each piece is dripping with wisdom, and injected with purpose. 
Katie Design Jewelry
Strength often comes from resolve and commitment; This is where Katie Design Jewelry pieces take on a new meaning. Unlike most other jewelers their pieces are meant to provide support and bring peace as a visual reminder that we all are part of something greater than ourselves. This is a central part of Katie Design Jewelry's inspiration: To breathe function where there was once only form. Let their art be a beacon for renewed sense of spirit and a vehicle to redirect inner peace outwards.
Katie Design Jewelry Collection
Scott’s designs are not merely metaphorically representative of her mind, but they have an ethereal construction.  Her full moon wish cuff is a golden band with a diamond-encrusted moon on either end. The piece goes beyond having a beautiful look but it symbolizes the cyclical nature of the passage of time. When things are down and out, they can provide hope, or at the very least balance in the grounding reminder that life will go on.

Katie Design Jewelry's refreshing perspective has been met with open arms by the fashion industry. After starting off as an interior design firm in 2005, Scott expanded into jewelry and has hit her stride. In the last decade, Katie Design Jewelry has gone from a single moment of clarity, to an immersive style reshaping the norms of the fashion and beauty industries in stores all across the country.

Charlize Theron Wearing T-rex Tank

Charlize Theron was photographed wearing Junk Food early yesterday in Los Angeles!  The Mad Max: Fury Road actress sported her T-Rex Tank while grabbing food and drinks after a spin class (
Charlize Theron Wearing T-rex Tank
This is the second time the fitness enthusiast has rocked this style while hitting the gym. 
Charlize Theron Mad Max Ready

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