Thursday, October 23, 2014

Isabelle Armstrong Making Waves on Bridal Scene

Luxury bridal designer Isabelle Armstrong presented the Fall 2015 collection during New York Bridal Week, October 10th 2014.  As a tribute to the eternally fabulous Grace Kelly, this collection showcases an array of timeless designs, beautifully draped silks, delicate laces and textured fabrics. Each design speaks to the splendor, passion and grace that define her enduring and distinguished persona.

This collection came to life during a visit to the majestic Hotel Metropole of Monte Carlo, a place where over casual conversation, one can conceptualize a princess, such as our favorite fashion icon, Grace Kelly, hosting a large gala attended by impeccably dressed men and women. “We envisioned Princess Grace captivating an audience of admiring guests while wearing a spectacular gown of waterfall pleats with whispers of tulle flowing down her back,” says Isabelle Armstrong President, Tara Nattini Fiore. “We are fascinated by the image of what she could have worn while maneuvering a crowd in such a regal setting.” This image became inspiration for the collection - Pleats cascading down the curve of her elegant shape, sheer flowing trains of lace or skirts that blossomed from her waist.

The Fall 2015 collection features thirty-two gown styles in lightweight fabrics including French laces, Spanish creponne, Italian silks, tulle, shantung, and organza. Ball gowns, trumpet, simple sheaths, modified A-lines and fit and flare silhouettes will all be represented in this new gorgeous collection. Intricate details such as layered embroideries and hidden laces blend together, creating seamless texture and beauty within each of the gowns.

Isabelle Armstrong Bridal Gown

Just over a year old, Isabelle Armstrong is making waves on the bridal scene with plans to soon launch an eveningwear collection. The bridal collection, retailing for $4,000- 12,000, is sold at Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman and Saks Fifth Avenue. 

L'eggs Sheer Energy Sheer Tights

The L'eggs Sheer Energy brand is celebrating the introduction of the New Sheer Energy Sheer Tights with several events through which women can experience the new tights this fall and holiday season!

L'eggs Sheer Energy Sheer Tights feature new groundbreaking yarns and bi-directional knitting technology that help keep legs revitalized -- combining beauty and wellness in one product. The trending Sheer Tight silhouette is just the right blend of sheer and opaque coverage perfect for year round wearing occasions.
Sheer Energy Sheer Tights
Energize your style! Treat your legs to L'eggs Sheer Energy Sheer Tights. Trend-right tights are the latest innovation from the famous, leg-reviving Sheer Energy collection.
  • Tights combine breakthrough technology with soft, innovative yarns that feel yummy, and micro-massage your tired legs.
  • Control top panty for a smooth look.
  • Keep your legs invigorated all day!
  • Same Sheer Energy tights as retail style 60107.
Learn more about L'eggs Sheer Energy at the Hanes website.

Vera Wang Love Necklace

Fall is in the air.  Oh, wait, that's not fall.  It's love in the air.

Spell out every sweet moment with statement jewelry that shines as bright as passion itself, from the Vera Wang LOVE Collection at Zales.

Claim her heart and state your affection boldly with the Love necklace. Its exquisite setting boasts 1/5 ct. t.w. of diamonds set into high polished sterling silver along with a princess cut blue sapphire, the signature of the collection and the symbol of faithfulness and everlasting love.

Monogram necklaces are clearly trendy this year.  We have also scene them from Brevity Jewelry Design.

Learn more about the Vera Wang necklace collection at their website.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Bellamy Young Styling with Queen Latifah

Bellamy Young wore Cynthia Rowley on today's episode of The Queen Latifah Show! The Scandal star looked radiant in her Multi Striped Mesh Skirt, the same style recently seen on Emma Roberts (

Estelle at the Angel Ball 2014

Estelle attends Angel Ball 2014 hosted by Gabrielle's Angel Foundation wearing Yosep Sinudarsono at Cipriani Wall Street on October 20, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Gabrielle's Angel Foundation)
Estelle attends Angel Ball 2014

Estelle is releasing her new album True Romance on February 17, 2015, via Established 1980 Inc/BMG.

Estelle Fanta Swaray simply known as Estelle, is a British singer-songwriter, rapper, producer, vocal arranger and Grammy-Award Winner from West-London, England. In league with other contemporary british soul sirens like Amy Winehouse, Adele and Duffy, Estelle is known for her eclectic mix of various musical genres including rhythm and blues, soul, reggae, grime, hip hop, pop and even dance. 

Twitter Fabric

A new project was announced by Twitter today.  In summary, they have launched a mobile platform for developers called Fabric.  We wanted to make sure that fashionistas did not accidentally think that twitter was planning to enter the fashion or textile industry.  

In regard to Twitter, Fabric a modular mobile platform that makes it easy for developers to build great apps.  Can developers create mobile fashion apps? We certainly hope so, but we are not yet sure.

For those of you interested in technology, learn about Fabric from Twitter.

For those of you interest in textiles and fashion, learn about Fabric from Apparel Search.

Learn more about Twitter here on Apparel Search and see what we have been posting about.

Michael Rayden Retirment from Ascena Retail Group

Ascena Retail Group, Inc. announced that Michael Rayden, President and CEO of Ascena’s Justice & Brothers subsidiary and a member of the Ascena Board of Directors, has announced his retirement and will step down at the end of January 2015. Ascena has started a global search for a President and CEO of Justice and Brothers which will be conducted by Herbert Mines Associates.

Learn more about Ascena Retail Group here on Apparel Search.

Ian Harding Wearing Members Only

Ian Harding posted a photo wearing Members Only on his instagram yesterday.  The Pretty Little Liars actor looked ready for fall in a Members Only faux leather Two Tone Baseball jacket ($128;
Ian Harding Wearing Members Only
 Here is a better photograph of the Members Only faux leather Two Tone Baseball jacket.

Members Only faux leather Two Tone Baseball jacket
Guess who else we have spotted wearing this brand of jacket?Zac Efron Wearing Members Only
Cash Warren Wearing Members Only Jacket
Kellan Lutz in Members Only Jacket

These guys are just a small selection of the celebrities that have been wearing this fashion brand.

Hi-res NASA Imagery on Scarves

Fashion-Tech Week...  An apparel manufacturer, Slow Factory, is using hi-res NASA imagery in its lines of scarves, with proceeds benefiting the DIGNITY Fund.
Paris by Night Scarf
Paris by Night
1. Proceeds from the sales of all scarves in the collection help to support the DIGNITY Fund, in aid of refugees throughout the Middle East.

2. Imagery for all scarves is taken from open-source, hi-res NASA photography.

NYC and Gaza scarves from Slow Factory's 'Cities byNight' collection.  

Using imagery from the International Space Station, Hubble telescope, and Mars orbiter as featured art in its lines of scarves, Slow Factory is transforming high tech into wearable art.  Proceeds from sales help to support the DIGNITY Fund, a humanitarian effort aiding women and children affected by conflict in the Middle East.

The DIGNITY Fund was inspired by the experiences of Slow Factory Founder, Celine Semaan, who was forced to flee Lebanon’s civil war in the 1980s.  Semaan explains, “My family fled Lebanon during the war in the 1980s.  I understand the struggle that many women and children are enduring there on a daily basis.  With the DIGNITY Fund, we’re acknowledging their plight while helping them to meet the needs of daily life.”

Working alongside ANERA, a leading humanitarian organization, the DIGNITY Fund is using proceeds from the sales of Slow Factory's fall line to distribute Dignity Kits that provide hygienic items, clothing, and medicine to women and children in Lebanon, Syria, Gaza, and the West Bank. 

Gaza by Night, the latest scarf in Slow Factory’s ‘Cities by Night’ collection, commemorates the launch of the DIGNITY Fund. It features an image of Gaza taken by International Space Station astronaut Alexander Gerst, who remarked: "We do not see any borders from space.  We just see a unique planet with a thin, fragile atmosphere, suspended in a vast and hostile darkness. From up here it is crystal clear that on Earth we are one humanity, we eventually all share the same fate."

For more information on the DIGNITY Fund, visit: 

Slow Factory, a fair trade scarf manufacturer with operations in the U.S. and Italy, has found a way to incorporate hi-res NASA photography into its wearables while simultaneously providing humanitarian relief. 

Image Source: Paris at Night (NASA, International Space Station, 04/07/13)  One of the crew members aboard the International Space Station photographed this night image of the bright city of Paris, France on April 7, 2013. Credits: NASA

FashionLabel for USA Manufacturers

Do you manufacture clothing or fashion accessories in the United States?  If yes, we have found for you a company that you may wish to learn more about. This company offers everyone manufacturing apparel, jewelry, handbags, shoes etc. in the USA an opportunity to further their success by opening a free store for selling product online. was created to give a platform for independent designers and fashion industry entrepreneurs to sell their products, build their brand and give shoppers a place to buy a wide variety of US made goods.

FashionLabel will launch soon., is potentially a new and exciting shopping web site; a retail community focused on selling apparel and accessories Made in America.  

The concept is good.  Let's wait and see what the site looks like after the launch.

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