Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Ali Younes Fashion Designer Intro

Raised within the intimate world of couture design, Lebanese designer Ali Younes presented his first couture collection in 2006 to much acclaim.  Destined to make his mark in the industry, Younes was fascinated by his impeccably stylish mother and his grandmother, who was also a couturier in Lebanon. From a young age, Younes spent hours in her atelier observing her work, which incited his passion for art, fashion, and the female body. This eventually led him to study fashion design in Beirut. 

Shortly after graduation, his modern yet edgy illustrations were so sought after by top fashion houses that he founded his own Haute Couture Atelier. Currently Ali Younes is known for his body skimming designs created with transparent fabrications like lace and tulle, yet he never shies away from heavy materials like leather, duchesse satin and taffeta in order to create volume and a bold silhouette when desired. Swarovski crystals artfully adorn his signature designs to create an ethereal glow under any light. Every piece at Ali Younes Couture, which is currently based in Lebanon and Kuwait, is hand sewn and a team of skilled craftsmen spend hundreds of hours on finishing delicate details. 

Recently, Younes ventured into the bridal world, creating extraordinary custom wedding dresses. Soon to break into the US market, Ali Younes will be presenting his first fashion show at New York Fashion Week. Available at http://www.aliyounes.com/.

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Selma Blair, January Jones, Malin Akerman: Who wore it best?

Selma Blair was photographed wearing STRÖM Brand over the weekend in Los Angeles! The doting mama rocked her Tio Jaguars at the Farmers Market, the same style recently seen on January Jones and Malin Akerman ($228, www.strombrand.com); Who Wore it Best?

I know, this is really unfair to ask.  All three look gorgeous...

If you were to try and pick a favorite, who would it be?  You are welcome to post your thoughts below or keep it to yourself.

Leven Rambin in LANY

Leven Rambin posted a photo wearing LANY on her instagram this past Saturday! The actress looked effortlessly cool rocking her LANY Let's Make It Brief Backpack in black while shopping ($60; www.lanystyle.com).

Kristen Wiig in Vera Wang on Elle Cover

ELLE's August cover girl, Kristen Wiig, shares her thoughts on playing more dramatic parts in the coming years and is shot in some of Fall 2014's most-stylish looks, including Look 16 from Vera Wang's Fall 2014 Collection: a floral chiné print georgette gathered neck evening robe. 

Kristen Wiig Elle Magazine Cover August 2014
Photo: Carter Smith
Read the story at elle.com and see more amazing photographs with the stunning Kristen Wiig.

Kristen Carroll Wiig is an American actress, director, screenwriter, comedian, and producer, known for her work on the NBC sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live (SNL, 2005–2012), and such films as Knocked Up (2007), Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007), Paul and Bridesmaids (both 2011), Girl Most Likely (2013), The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013) and the animated Despicable Me film series.  Now we can add beautiful fashionista to her list of credits.

See more designer fashion from Vera Wang.

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Emmy Rossum Wearing Olivia Burton Watch

Emmy Rossum was spotted wearing Olivia Burton in LA recently. The Shameless star accessorized her ensembles with an Olivia Burton Big Dial watch in white and gold ($130; www.oliviaburton.com).

Emmy Rossum

Olivia Burton Big Dial watch

Learn more about Olivia Burton timepieces from our previous watch blog post.

Cameron Diaz Wearing Kort Star Shorts in Italy

Cameron Diaz was photographed wearing STRÖM Brand yesterday in Positano, Italy!  This is the second time the Sex Tape star rocked her Kort Star shorts on vacation with her beau Benji Madden ($164, www.strombrand.com)!

Learn more about what Cameron Diaz has been up to recently.

Brooke Burke-Charvet at Frankie's on the Park

Brooke Burke-Charvet was photographed back-to-school shopping at Frankie's on the Park yesterday in Santa Monica! The mommy mogul enjoyed the day with her daughters as they stocked up on fall must-have fashions. Frankie's on the Park is the ultimate one-stop-shop for tween and teen fashionistas, offering trendsetting looks and the most sought after brands (www.frankiesonthepark.com). 

Brooke Burke-Charvet Shopping

Frankie's on the Park

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Measuring Your Body for Fashion

It is important for fashionistas to understand their body type before purchasing clothing or fashion accessories.  If you are planning to purchase a top such as a shirt or sweater, you would want to know you sleeve length, chest length, and a few other key measurements.  Even if you are not purchasing a custom made garment, it is helpful to know some of your basic body measurements.

Learn more about How to Measure Your Body here on Apparel Search in our education section.  

If you are interested in reading a few tips from a professional stylist,  you may want to also check out the body type tips from one of our previous stylist blog posts.

You can visit the how to measure section to learn more.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Poko Pano Summer 2015 Swimwear Collection

Poko Pano’s Summer 2015 collection embodies Rio de Carnival meets Miami and launches at a perfect time, as Brazil celebrated this years FIFA World Cup. “I wanted to translate the joy and pride that one feels to be Brazilian, especially with the many history-making activities taking place in our backyard,” says Robba. “By capturing that passion, we will be sure to leave a memorable mark in the hearts of onlookers."

Women's Swimwear 2015 Collection

The overall collection is inspired by the country’s spirit including its history, nature and religion, which are reflected through the prints of fruit, amulets, flowers as well as the season’s vibrant colors. Expanding the apparel line this year to include skirts, pants and kaftans, Poko Pano returns with its signature bikini and one-piece silhouettes in high quality Lycra®.

This year, GG Gatsby joined the team to create an effortless sleek and sultry hairstyle. Paired with bronze, dewy makeup courtesy of Beauty Schools of America, the models were picturesque walking the iconic pool of The Raleigh Hotel, South Beach with Miami’s sun as the backdrop. 

Poko Pano’s Summer 2015 Swimwear collection

Learn more about the Poko Pano swimwear collection from their website.

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House of Vans London

Building upon an unwavering commitment to creative expression, Vans is pleased to announce the opening of House of Vans London; a unique and participative space for all. As a city synonymous with creativity, diversity and opportunity, the project is proud to call London home. Open to all, and always free, this is your house.
House of Vans London
Opening on August 9, 2014 and living within one of London’s most iconic spaces, House of Vans London champions creativity and community. Following in the footsteps of House of Vans Brooklyn, yet forging a path of its own, the 3,000sqm venue provides a space like no other; a place for creativity. The music venue, gallery, artist labs, café, cinema, bars and skatepark lay beneath London’s Waterloo Station, occupying the infamous Old Vic Tunnels.
The permanent venue will not only exhibit art, but also nurture artistic talent from across the globe. Four studios in Tunnel #2 will be made available to both emerging and established artists, free of charge, with the opportunity to exhibit in the space at the end of their tenancy. Artists in residence will also hold workshops for the local community from the local community and beyond. An 850 person capacity gig space in Tunnel #3 upholds a rich heritage in music, and through free ticketing, live streamed events and crowd-sourced event curation, it provides truly open music platform. 
Two tunnels are dedicated to London’s only permanent indoor skatepark. Tunnel #5 brings together a street course and miniramp section, allowing for creative lines whilst catering for all abilities. The deep concrete bowl in Tunnel #4 raises the game for pool-style skateboarding, and is sure to become a proving ground for bowl riders. Elsewhere a café, bars and cinema space provide an opportunity to refuel and relax. 
The House of Vans London is the physical manifestation of the cultures and creativity at the heart of the Vans brand. London is the perfect city to expand this original concept first established in Brooklyn and it’s an honour to take over this iconic venue from the Old Vic. We’re looking forward to building on this legacy, working closely with the local communities and key stakeholders involved in the project.” said Jeremy de Maillard, VP of Marketing. 
House of Vans London will be open five days a week to everyone in this great city, locals and visitors alike. The space will also host a variety of events and workshops, engaging and bringing opportunity to creative minds in London. As part of House of Vans commitment to community, the project is proud to be affiliated with three charity partners: Old Vic New Voices, Railway Children and Action for Children.
About Vans: In 1966, the Van Doren Rubber Company opened up for business in California. Within a few years, global skate culture had adopted the Vans shoe as their footwear of choice, and today Vans still represents a look that epitomises the Southern California lifestyle. With more than 45 years of history and now offering a complete range of footwear, apparel and accessories, Vans has risen to become a worldwide dominant force in the action sports industry.

Learn more about Vans here on Apparel Search.

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House of Vans

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