Friday, December 19, 2014

Self-Buttoning Shirts Simplifies Dressing with Magnets

We have all had one of those mornings. From the moment you open your eyes, everything that can go wrong does. You get shampoo in your eye in the shower, toothpaste and coffee drip down the front of your shirt and then the dog chews up one of the shoes you were planning on wearing. On days like this it would be really useful to have clothes that had the power to dress you themselves ­ anything to save a few precious minutes so you can get out the door somewhat on time. MagnaReady has created a line of button down dress shirts that do. Simply slip your arms in the sleeves and you¹re done, no messing with buttons.
To the unknowing eye, a MagnaReady® shirt looks just like any other dress shirt hanging in the closet. Same collar and cuffs, same row of little white buttons down the front. But, those buttons are merely for looks. Hidden inside the placket of a MagnaReady® shirt are powerful magnets that link together for a secure closure. Decorative buttons grace the exterior of MagnaReady® shirts for a crisp and professional appearance without the hassle of manipulating tiny buttons into buttonholes. You will never have to worry about missing a button or lining them up wrong again.
MagnaReady® dress shirts are wrinkle-free and stain resistant with barrel cuffs and a spread collar. For even more convenience they are also machine washable. Simply press the shirt closed so the magnets are stuck to each other and the shirt will tumble around the wash cycle without attaching to the machine.
MagnaReady® men’s dress shirts are currently available for in solid white and chambray, blue plaid and blue gingham. MagnaReady® women’s shirts are available in white and stripes. The MSRP for the MagnaReady® shirt is $64.95 or two shirts for $119.00 with free shipping. For more information visit: www.magnaready.com.

About MagnaReady®


Necessity was the mother of invention for Maura Horton when she came up with the idea for MagnaReady®. Maura was inspired when her husband, a college football coach, had to rely on a player to help him after a game because his Parkinson’s prevented him from buttoning his shirt. Determined to help her husband remain independent, Maura came up with the idea of a magnetically infused shirt he could easily dress in without needing finger dexterity. MagnaReady® is the first fashionable, magnetic closure dress shirt for people with limited mobility. For more information visit www.magnaready.com

Finding Room to Groom

I hate to say this, but I am almost hoping that Santa Claus does not bring me too many presents.  The bathroom is already FULL of beauty products.  Can't fit a single new item.

Maybe St. Nick, needs to help us organize and space save our homes.

Fotunately, for the bathroom, there are a few innovative products that can help people create more ROOM TO GROOM.

As a start, here are some products to help you save a little space:

#1 - Spectrum Diversified’s Hair Care Organizers – this line offers a unique solution to better manage hair care tools and beauty products by helping to utilize previous wasted space in the home. 

Spectrum Diversified’s Hair Care Organizers
Spectrum Hair Care Organizers
#2 – The Cabidor takes advantage of the wasted space behind doors and turns it into efficient and effective storage areas.
The Cabidor
If you know of any other helpful items, please share your thoughts in the comment area below.  We would love to learn more space saving tips for hair or makeup products.

Get a Jump Start on 2015 Fashionable Resolutions

The new year will soon be here, and with it will come resolutions for fresh starts and new beginnings for the year ahead. In 2015, don’t let New Year’s resolutions go unresolved.  More importantly, make certain that your resolutions keep you trendy for the coming year.

Here are a few suggestions that you can find at Kohl’s:
FILA SPORT® Curve 1/4-Zip Printed Fleece

FILA SPORT® Curve 1/4-Zip Printed Fleece-Lined Pullover - Women's
Original  $45.00
Fitbit Flex Wireless Activity & Sleep Wristband
Fitbit Flex Wireless Activity & Sleep Wristband - Pink
Regular  $99.99
Nike Flex Trainer 4 Cross-Trainers
Nike Flex Trainer 4 Cross-Trainers - Women
Original  $65.00
Gaiam Dual-Grip Headband

Gaiam Dual-Grip Headband
Regular  $6.99
FILA SPORT® Maui Performance Leggings
FILA SPORT® Maui Performance Leggings - Women's
Original  $45.00

While you are shopping, you should also check out the following items:

  • Jenni Chan Brush Strokes Soft Gym Duffel Bag: Regular  $99.99
  • SONOMA life + style® Turkish Cotton Robe - Women's: Regular  $69.99
  • Earth Therapeutics Zebra Sleep Mask: Regular  $12.00
Visit Kohl's to find much more.

A New Year's resolution is a secular tradition, most common in the Western Hemisphere but also found in the Eastern Hemisphere, in which a person makes a promise to do an act of self-improvement or something slightly nice, such as opening doors for people beginning from New Year's Day.  It is our opinion that resolutions should include something style relevant.  For example, "My news years resolution is to shop for new clothing at Kohl's at least once a week".

Happy New Year!

YG and RVCA 9 Piece Capsule

Hip-Hop artist YG and the global lifestyle fashion and accessory brand, RVCA, have joined forces to create a capsule collection celebrating his upbringing in Los Angeles. The collection, hitting PacSun stores mid-January, will be available for preview at the Agenda Tradeshow in Long Beach, CA on January 5th 2015. 
YG appreciates the aesthetic of the RVCA brand and emulates the brand mantra, the balance of opposites, as a Compton raised, avid skateboarder. He and RVCA founder, PM Tenore, have a long-standing relationship and together, decided to collaborate. 

“Collaborating with YG was a lot of fun for the brand,” said PM Tenore, “I have travelled with YG through Europe, and spent time with him in Hawaii. While we were together, we discovered how his personal taste was similar to RVCA’s design aesthetic so we decided to capture his lifestyle through product and use RVCA as a platform to communicate it.” 
YG worked alongside RVCA’s design team to create a collection that express his creative interests that reach fans beyond the realm of music, and define RVCA’s identity and attitude, including key aspects: music, fashion, and street lifestyle. Photographed in Venice Beach, the West Coast lifestyle inspired campaign imagery was shot by famed photographer Mike Miller, who has worked with hip-hop giants such as Tupac, NWA, Snoop Dog, and Cypress Hill.
Available exclusively at participating PacSun locations on January 10th, the nine-piece collection features essentials including chinos, jackets, hoodies, t-shirts, and flannels, fusing both brands’ love for the West Coast.
“I’m excited to unveil the new collection I designed with RVCA. It’s the perfect blend of their street style and my own LA look. Each piece was inspired by the City of Los Angeles; which is where I grew up and what defines me as an artist. The collection makes the West Coast lifestyle accessible to everyone, hope you guys love it as much as I do 4hunnid!!!" States YG 
YG and RVCA will be celebrating their collaboration with an exclusive live concert at the Agenda Trade Show on January 5th, 2015 from 5:30PM- 8:00PM. All Agenda attendees will be able to meet the artist, preview the collection, and celebrate with RVCA at the Long Beach Convention Center.

About YG

YG's debut album, My Krazy Life, was a coming-of-age musical compilation of past life experiences that have greatly influenced YG’s music.  He chose to release the album on March 18th, the day before his five-year anniversary of being jailed for flocking, to represent his journey and growth as an artist since then.  My Krazy Life was a collaboration between YG’s independent label known as Pu$haz Ink and Jeezy’s Atlanta-based CTE label.  The relationship came to fruition after Jeezy came to Los Angeles and witnessed the movement that YG and DJ Mustard had created with their new West Coast rap sound.  Since then, Jeezy has taken YG under his wing, establishing a mentorship that played a dynamic role in influencing the direction of the album. For more information please visit: http://www.defjam.com/artists/yg/

YG recently made his acting debut in  “Blame It On The Streets,” a short film inspired by his critically acclaimed debut album “My Krazy Life.” The short vividly depicts life in South Central Los Angeles and gives fans a glimpse into YG’s “krazy” life.  YG co-wrote the script with Lucky Rodgers and stars in alongside Rick Gonzales and Jade Yorker. In it, YG showcases his acting chops and his uncanny ability to bring his lyrics to life. “Blame It On The Streets" also contains a soundtrack of 9 tracks, six of which are new, two of which are remixes, plus a live version of “BPT." The 9-track soundtrack includes collaborations from DJ Mustard, DJ Quik, Jay 305, Nipsey Hussle and Mac 10. “Blame It On The Streets” is now available for purchase at a retailer near you.
            
About RVCA

RVCA is the brainchild of company Founder and President, PM Tenore. Transcending the boundaries of traditional action sports apparel, RVCA is a design-driven lifestyle brand free from passing trends.

Established to promote the genuine integrity of RVCA’s subcultures while simultaneously giving back to the community, RVCA in essence is redefining the way the market views art and fashion as represented through the balance of opposites and how they coexist: water, oil; air, land; destruction, industrialization; art, science; foreign, domestic; order, chaos; past, present. For RVCA, it is about today, tomorrow and life as the big picture. It is about inspiring our generation, providing something of substance and culture and above all doing it with integrity and as a united family, a close-knit community www.rvca.com.

About Pacific Sunwear of California, Inc. 


Pacific Sunwear of California, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a specialty retailer in the action sports, fashion, and music influences of the California lifestyle. It sells a combination of branded and proprietary casual apparel, accessories, and footwear designed for teens and young adults. The company primarily operates mall-based chain of retail stores under the brand names of Pacific Sunwear and PacSun; and an e-commerce Website at pacsun.com, which sells PacSun merchandise online, and provides content and community for its target customers. As of May 29, 2014, it operated 619 stores in 50 states and Puerto Rico. The company was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Anaheim, California. www.pacsun.com

Wacoal Lingerie for 2015

Wacoal has imagined for the halcyon days of 2015 will have lingerie that is both glamorous and easy to wear everyday.

You will find the Look Book, for WACOAL PE 2015 below.

wacoal lingerie 2015

Enjoy WACOAL PE 2015.




























To one and all, have a very nice December and have beautiful holidays.


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Wacoal Lingerie Automne-Hiver



You can learn more about Walcoal and also visit the Wacoal USA website at http://www.wacoal-america.com/

The time is always right to feel good and look good.  Look great for the new year with Wacoal intimates.

Don't you just adore the Wacoal Printemps Eté 2015 - Look Book et Visuels.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Malin Akerman with Sebastian Necklace

Malin Akerman was photographed wearing Brevity jewelry while shopping in Los Angeles yesterday! The gorgeous star kept her son's name close to her heart with her custom Calligraphy Signature Sebastian necklace ($195, www.brevityjewelry.com). 
Malin Akerman

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Cromlix’s New Harris Tweed

Tennis coach and Strictly star Judy Murray has worked with Harris Tweed Hebrides to produce a bespoke Harris Tweed for her son Andy’s Perthshire hotel, Cromlix.

Cromlix’s new Harris Tweed – inspired by the famous Wimbledon colours purple and green – has been used by three renowned Scottish-based designers Catherine Aitken, Gráinne Broderick and Katherine Emtage, to craft a contemporary accessory gift range which will be available to purchase at the luxury hotel.

The range – The Cromlix Collection – includes a clutch bag, a messenger bag, a ladies handbag as well as a clip fastening change purse, ‘his and hers’ toiletry bags and Harris Tweed cufflinks set in sterling silver. For modern-day gadgets there is also an iPad and iPhone 6 cover, and a cushion cover and tea cosy for the home.



Judy said: “I wanted to develop something unique for Andy’s hotel which would reflect Cromlix’s heritage and also showcase the fantastic textiles and craftsmanship that Scotland has to offer.” 

In addition to the accessories range a number of one-off items were also fashioned to showcase the beautiful fabric including a jacket for Judy in the new Harris Tweed by Perth-based Blues & Browns.

Judy added: “Cromlix is a stunning location to visit and now guests will be able to take home something memorable from The Collection in the hotel’s signature Harris Tweed.”

The new tweed premiered on the red carpet at BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year Awards on Sunday with Judy wearing a ‘Wild Stole with Luxury Coquille Feathers’, Wrap Belt and one of the new Kate Clutch Bags – all expertly made by Edinburgh-based designer Catherine Aitken.

Instrumental in the development of the new range, Catherine said: “This is a beautiful Harris Tweed to work with, boasting rich and striking colours. It was a pleasure to transform it in to a range of luxury accessories along with my fellow Edinburgh designers.

“It’s very exciting to be working with Judy, we hope The Collection will grow and it was so exhilarating watching my creations modelled so eloquently on the red carpet to such positive acclaim.”

Each item has been carefully handcrafted by all the talented designers blending both traditional and modern techniques.

The tweed has been exclusively designed by Harris Tweed Hebrides, and hand-woven by independent weavers based in their croft sheds across Lewis and Harris, using pure virgin wool that is dyed with separate pigments before being carded and spun.

Just one single yarn can contain several different colours, blended together in order to obtain the perfect tone or hue, each reflecting aspects of natural surroundings such as heathers, mosses, lochs and mountains.

It is this ancient process that defines all cloth officially certified with the world-renowned Harris Tweed Orb symbol making it genuine Harris Tweed – the world’s only commercially produced hand woven tweed.

Speaking of the collaboration, Ian A Mackenzie, chief executive, Harris Tweed Hebrides, said: “The popularity of Harris Tweed continues to soar across the globe. Harris Tweed Hebrides has driven the recent renaissance of this unique Hebridean fabric over the past couple of years. It is very fitting that such a historic Scottish destination has its own bespoke Harris Tweed design.

“Cromlix is the embodiment of luxury, as is Harris Tweed, and we have no doubt the new collection will become as coveted as other exclusive Harris Tweed ranges.”


The Cromlix Collection will be available to purchase exclusively from the hotel which boasts five suites and ten bedrooms, a gate lodge, a chapel, reception hall, two drawing rooms, conservatory, library and meeting rooms.

About The Cromlix Collection
The Cromlix Collection is a range of bespoke tweed products spearheaded by Judy Murray in collaboration with Harris Tweed Hebrides and three Scottish designers, Available products:

Catherine Aitken

Edinburgh based designer Catherine Aitken creates ladies and gents accessories from Harris Tweed, waxed cotton and leather with splashes of taffeta and silk - combining the softness and tactility of the local heritage materials with harsh leathers and kilt pins. This gives her collections a flamboyant Scottish edge but also a contemporary fashion twist that blends trend and tradition. Her designs are stocked in the British Museum and Jenners, Edinburgh’s oldest department store as well as boutiques throughout the UK.

·         Ladies Toiletry Bag
·         Gents Toiletry Bag
·         Kate Clutch Bag
·         Munro Bag
·         Hayworth Handbag
·         iPad Cover
·         iPhone Cover

For more information visit www.catherineaitken.com

Katherine Emtage

Katherine Emtage has been producing clothing and accessory products made from the finest of Scottish tweeds since 2005. Her brightly coloured designs come in a variety of shapes and sizes from shoulder bags and satchels to coin purses and corsages. Each product is lovingly handmade in an Edinburgh studio where Katherine works with a small team. 

·       Cushion cover
·       Clip Change Purse
  • Tea cosy
 For more information visit www.katherineemtage.com

Gráinne Broderick

Jeweller Gráinne Broderick is inspired by ancient and classical symbolism, mythology, and various forms of sculpture, especially in wrought iron and the fusion of art and fashion.  All her work is individually designed and hand formed and she is passionate about creating unique statement pieces which allow the wearer to express their own creativity. Grainne exhibits in galleries throughout the UK.   

·         Round Sterling Silver & Harris Tweed Cufflinks  

The Cromlix Collection is exclusive to Andy Murray’s Perthshire hotel which boasts five suites and ten bedrooms, a gate lodge, a chapel, reception hall, two drawing rooms, conservatory, library and meeting rooms.

For more information visit www.facebook.com/grainne.broderick

Prices for The Cromlix Collection, in the new exclusive Harris Tweed, start at £25.00.

Harris Tweed Hebrides

Harris Tweed Hebrides, based at Shawbost on the west coast of the Isle of Lewis is the premier producer of Harris Tweed. The multi award-winning business supplies to the most discerning design houses including Chanel, Vivienne Westwood and Saint Laurent. www.harristweedhebrides.com


Learn more about Harris Tweed here on Apparel Search.
Harris Tweed

Five facts that make Harris Tweed so special:

·      It is the only fabric in the world which is protected by its own Act of Parliament. The Harris Tweed Act, updated at Westminster in 1993, guarantees that genuine Harris Tweed can only be made in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland.

·      Harris Tweed must be “handwoven by the islanders at their own homes in the Outer Hebrides”. This guarantees that it remains a cottage industry allowing self-employed weavers to determine their own work schedule, traditionally to fit with the demands of crofting agriculture.

·      There are only 140 Harris Tweed weavers, most of them passing down skills from one generation to the next. The recent revival of the industry is slowly transforming the age profile of the weavers, many of whom are in their sixties and seventies.  The newest approved weaver is 19 years of age.

·      The Orb symbol which authenticates Harris Tweed is the oldest British trade mark in continuous use. The Harris Tweed Authority works around the world to protect the name Harris Tweed and the Orb from unauthorized use.

·      Harris Tweed is made from pure virgin wool. Unlike most other fabrics, the wool is dyed rather than the yarn or finished cloth, giving Harris Tweed its depth and richness of colour.


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