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Friday, August 29, 2014

The Serius Sweater

The Serius Sweater

Serius

Serius new colors.  Atlantic blue and Burgandy below...
Serius Sweater Atlantic Blue
Serius Burgandy Sweater
Yes, these amazing sweaters are from Nicholas K.

ONE OF NK'S SIGNATURE SWEATERS/ CAN BE WORN DRAPED OPEN OR AROUND THE KNECK/ DRAPE COWL NECK / LONG SLEEVES / THUMBHOLES / 50% ACRYLIC 50% WOOL

NINObrand with Heidi Wynne and Realm

NINObrand cannot wait to hop into Fall, and they are bringing along some friends for the ride.

On September 6th, they welcome New York designer (and former Rittenhouse resident) Heidi Wynne to the atelier for a special trunk show, showcasing her line of cashmere wears and decadent leather bags. RSVP by September 4th, 2014 to ensure the opportunity to pair fabulous cashmeres and leathers with your favorite NINObrand pieces. 


Heidi Wynne to the atelier for a special trunk show

On September 18th they are celebrating the launch of the ultra fine fashion jewelry line "Realm", created by Ann King Lagos and Toni Renee Leslie. They would like to invite you (RSVP only) to an intimate cocktail reception and a chance to chat with the designers about their amazing new collection; kindly RSVP by September 16th.


Realm Trunk Show event

In accordance with The Philadelphia Collection, a celebration of only-in-Philadelphia art, food and fashion, they are turning their atelier into an al fresco cafe on September 20th. They  encourage you to come dressed in NINObrand, as they will have a little photo station set up to capture the afternoons amazing looks. You will be treated to the delicious organic fare of SCJRealFood and given the opportunity to engage in delightful conversation. The space is limited for this event, so don't hesitate to get your spot.


Learn more at NINObrand.com

Catherine Wingate Apparel New Styles

Calling all golfers looking to spruce up their collections from the green to the country club!  Here are a few more styles from Catherine Wingate Apparel for your review.


London and New York Fashion Weeks Live Stream

SPRING/SUMMER 2015 FASHION WEEKS are just around the corner and the BFC, IMG & Rightster are happy once again to provide the Official Live Stream from London and New York Fashion Weeks. 


Rightster Fashion Portal


The Rightster fashion portal will feature:
  • 50+ LIVE shows will be broadcast through our 24/7 automatically updating player.
  • Behind the Scenes looks
  • Model & Designer Interviews
  • Designer seminars 
As always, all content will be available from the Rightster Fashion Portal.

Learn more about the international fashion week events here on Apparel Search. 

HYPE Fashion Show during Boston Fashion Week

HYPE Fashions (www.hypefashions.com) is currently looking to fill remaining spots for our annual fashion show extravaganza during Boston Fashion Week... Taking place on October 10th, 2014 the show is not to be missed. Are you a designer who'd like to be part of the show? Send them an email at designers@Hypefashions.com for more information!


HYPE Boston Fashion


ALL DESIGNERS TAKING PART WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO PUT SELECT PIECES FOR LONG TERM SALE AT THEIR  BOUTIQUE, LA PETITE BOUTIQUE (WWW.LAPETITEBOUTIQUE.US). 

Henry Samuel Rocking with Rolling Stones

Heidi Klum's son, Henry Samuel was spotted wearing a Bravado tee in New York yesterday. Henry rocked his Rolling Stones tee while out and about in the city with his family ($30; Bloomingdales). 


By the way, guess who I saw the other day at Bryant Park in New York City.  Yes, I saw Heidi Klum.  I snapped the following picture with my iPhone.

Heidi Klum at Bryant Park NYC

She asked me to hang out and talk, but I was busy (just kidding about that part).

Carrying White Over after Labor Day

Carry over white to your fall wardrobe this year by pairing it with black and gold fall must-haves such as leather bombers, boots, and midi skirt for a chic effortless look. 


Black fashion with white handbag

The Pretty Little Details:
·        Members Only Jacket: ($343.47; www.membersonlyoriginal.com)
·        Ziera Boots: ($269; www.zierashoes.com)
·        Brevity Necklace: ($95; www.brevityjewelry.com)
·        NIC+ZOE Skirt: ($118; www.nicandzoe.com)
·        LANY Handbag: ($42; www.lanystyle.com)
·        TOKYObay Watch: ($100; www.tokyobayinc.com)
·        TOKYObay Cuff: ($35; www.tokyobayinc.com

Is it OK to wear white after labor day?  Please share you opinion in the comments section below.

If you are interested, you may want to read one of the worlds earliest fashion blog posts that happens to have been written about seasonal color trends.  Read about seasonalization on the Apparel Search Think Tank.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Judith & Charles Fall 2014 Collection

Architectural Silhouettes Meet Rich Textures in the Judith & Charles Fall 2014 Collection

Judith & Charles Fall 2014 Collection
Canadian womenswear brand Judith & Charles is pleased to unveil its latest Fall 2014 collection. Inspired by strong urban architecture set against nature’s softened textures and colour palette, this season offers an array of inspiring pieces to discover.
 
Continuing to draw artistic inspiration from high quality fabrics and innovative textures, this collection introduces tonal jacquard, cloque and bonded jersey. The season also features luxury fabrics such as alpaca, cashmere, silk and pony hair, impeccably finishing the collection’s key outerwear pieces, along with opulent staples such as silk and a wealth of leather, both sourced directly from Italy by founders Judith Richardson and Charles Le Pierrès.
 
Sophisticated tailoring generates silhouettes that call to mind classic couture contours, boasting round shoulders and peplums. Other styles found in the collection include polished shift dresses, mock turtlenecks and hounds-tooth motifs, all traceable to 1960s mod influences.
 
A refreshing monochromatic palette of winter-white, black, and grey is a hallmark of the brand’s minimalistic approach to styling. Touches of rich pomegranate, Baltic blue and the introduction of pale haze, a serene smokey lilac hue, add subtle femininity to the collection’s muted palette.
 
This season, Creative Director Judith Richardson drew inspiration in part from architectural influences with geometric lines apparent within the contours of each style. Horizontal lines appear woven through ombré monochromatic sweaters, tweed bouclé, and Prince de Galles plaid, while modern cuts and angles evoke city skylines throughout the collection’s design.
 
Signaling the maturity and sleek creations the brand is renowned for, each style may be worn to meetings, evenings dining out with friends, and just as easily packable for trips out of the city. This season Judith & Charles introduces a new stable of versatile, fundamental pieces envisioned and beautifully executed with the modern woman in mind.

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

Alessandra Ambrosio in Easy Street Pants

Hey, we haven't reported on Alessandra in  while.  Let's see what she is up to this week...

Alessandra Ambrosio was spotted wearing NIC+ZOE in Los Angeles the other day. The Victoria Secret model looked casual and cute in her NIC+ZOE Easy Street Pants as she made her way through LAX ($118).



Alessandra Ambrosio wearing NIC+ZOE
What's with the two tops?

Here is a better image of just the pants.

Guess who else we spotted wearing these pants in the past?

If you guess that Jessica Alba Wore these Nic+Zoe pants, you are correct.


If you enjoy casual chic style, you may want to view more of our casual chic fashion blog posts.

Ziba Style International Style

Hope you are all enjoying the last days of summer!  We are thrilled to introduce, on behalf of The Burgett Group, the official launch of ZIBAStyle.com, a new global online marketplace with luxury goods from undiscovered international designers. 

Here are a few fashion items that are new to the U.S. market.
ZibaStyle Womens Fashion

Ziba Style T-shirt
M.I.T. and Harvard alum Yasmin Sanie-Hay curated this collection of rare gems in her journeys to 70 countries.  Each item and designer has an interesting story to tell and was selected by Yasmin for the ability to capture and convey local culture.

Their curators travel the world to hand select the most unusual bespoke and one-of-a kind pieces. You are invited to explore the wealth of culture and creativity they have experienced, and unlock the different global stories held in each piece.

Learn more about Ziba Style at their website.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Holland Roden at HBO Emmy After Party

Holland Roden was spotted wearing TACORI to the HBO Official Emmy After Party on Monday night in Los Angeles. The actress added a perfect touch of sparkle to her gown with her TACORI 18K Pink Gold .18ct Diamond Studs (style no. FE643 6.5PK, $1,640), the same studs she wore the night before to the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards (www.tacori.com).  

Holland Roden Emmys After Party

Holland Roden Emmy After Party

You may want to also read our previous blog post about Holland at Comic-Con.

AllSaints Handbag Collection

THE COLLECTION
August 27th, 2014 sees the exclusive launch of AllSaints’ debut women’s bag collection in the new Las Vegas Caesars store. Highlighting the brand’s commitment to design-led innovation and quality craftsmanship, the 17-piece collection includes all in-demand bag categories, including the clutch, shoulder bag, tote, shopping bag, backpack and card holder - each piece made from premium Italian leather. Caesars will continue to be the only Las Vegas store to stock the collection in its entirety.

THE INSPIRATION
The collection, The Biker Project Part II: The Handbag,
builds on Part I which saw the brand create a limited edition collection of iconic biker jackets. The influence of the biker is reflected in the bags’ double-studded bespoke pullers and shiny gun metal hardware detailing, and in the palette of black, grey and military camouflage.
WIL BEEDLE, CREATIVE DIRECTOR
“Launching this debut bag collection has allowed us to take the attitude and craftsmanship so key to our iconic AllSaints biker jackets, and translate it into the aspirational and essential accessories of our everyday lives. We’re really excited at the prospect of these bags accompanying the lives of the AllSaints women across the globe.”

AVAILABILITY
The full 17 piece collection will be available on AllSaints.com and in limited stores worldwide including Regent Street, London; Soho, NYC; Beverly Drive, LA and Caesars, LV.

ABOUT ALLSAINTS
Founded in London in 1994, AllSaints creates design-led clothing for men and women. The brand expresses attitude and individuality through a strong digital presence, deep-rooted links to music, and its film division, AllSaints Studios. AllSaints has 119 stores in 10 countries
AllSaints Handbag Collection

Thank you for taking the time to read our lovely handbag collection blog post. We hope that you have found this news to be informative. If you have comments or questions about this brand or the handbags, please add your thoughts in the discussion area below.

Being Audrey Hepburn

High fashion icon Audrey Hepburn’s style is prominently featured in Mitchell Kriegman’s new novel, BEING AUDREY HEPBURN.  Her spirit and classic style make Hepburn a timeless model for fashion today – in fact her granddaughter, Emma Ferrer, was recently on the cover of Harper's Bazaar channeling some of Audrey's classic looks. 

In BEING AUDREY HEPBURN, Lisbeth tries on ‘that little black dress’ and her life changes forever. Lisbeth’s grandmother’s vintage dresses and her best friend’s designer style craft beautiful couture. Lisbeth is transformed into someone she’d much rather be like—Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. 

Being Audrey Hepburn
BEING AUDREY HEPBURN
By Mitchell Kriegman
On-sale: September 16, 2014
Hardcover, $18.99, 336 pages 

St. Martin’s Press: St. Martin’s Griffin was wondering—how much does Audrey Hepburn influence your own fashion style?

Sometimes all you need to stand out in the crowd is a little black dress, the right attitude, and a bit of help from one of the greatest movie stars the world has ever seen. Acclaimed writer and producer Mitchell Kriegman has written a fun and charming novel, Being Audrey Hepburn to reflect how all these elements come together and make a world of difference to one young girl trying to find herself.

Lisbeth knows a lot about impossible. Between her alcoholic mother, her walked-out-on-everything father, her five-times-a-felony brother, and her sister Courtney whose major life plans include ragers and wet t-shirt contests, there’s not a lot of possible out there.

Obsessed with everything Audrey Hepburn (whose movies are an answer to any major crisis), Lisbeth is transformed when she secretly tries on Audrey’s iconic Givenchy black dress from Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Mistaken for a fashion icon at a party for the young and privileged Manhattan elite, Lisbeth’s identity shifts into ‘Lisbeth Dulac’. With the aid of her grandmother and her fashionista friend Jess, Miss Dulac has everybody fooled. Soon she’s faced with choices that she never imagined making – between who she’s become and who she once was.


Being Audrey Hepburn Novel

Summer is almost over, but it is always a good time to curl up with a new fashion relevant novel.  If you read this book, please share your thoughts in the comment area below.  We hope that you find the fashion book to be enjoyable.

Learn more about Being Audrey Hepburn.
Learn about fashion icons here on Apparel Search.

View more fashion book blog posts here on our Fashion Blog.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Normani Hamilton & Ashley Rickards on VMA Red Carpet

Normani Hamilton of Fifth Harmony posed front and center in her Versailles Long Sleeve Dress after winning MTV’s “Artist to Watch” award. This youthful and sophisticated this dress sure to turn heads. 

Normani Hamilton VMA 2014
Ashley Rickards of MTV’s hit show Awkward rocked a cobalt blue Versailles Lace Dress for the event. A twist on the traditional sheath style, this dress features sheer embroidered lace details all along the sides of the dress and sleeves for a sexy yet classic look.

Ashley Rickards of MTV’s hit show Awkward

The NOVATEUR Fashion E-commerce for SASS & BIDE

TERRY GATES is the creative genius behind the latest campaign to come from Australian powerhouse brand SASS & BIDE. The campaign, 'The NOVATEUR’ which launched this month, is the most innovative and interactive e-commerce site to date. 
http://novateur.sassandbide.com allows designers and consumers the ability to sell and shop for clothes in the most advanced way the industry has seen yet. 
'The NOVATEUR features the world’s first 360˚ online interactive campaign that TERRY GATES created from concept to execution. When visiting the site, users virtually enter a room to find nineteen different looks from the collection. Users are able to rotate the look 360˚ smoothly and shop each piece from the fashion campaign.
TERRY GATES is a former model who has shot campaigns for L'Oreal, Jaguar, Rimmell, but is now best known for his work as a top fashion photographer. This campaign has created a whole new pathway for online fashion sites. I would love to set up a profile Q&A, with you and TERRY, to chat about his vision for the future of fashion imagery and e-commerce.

360 degrees of fashion
Thank you for taking the time to read our apparel industry e-commerce blog post. If you have comments or questions, please add your thoughts in the discussion area below.

Mila Kunis and Anna Paquin Maternity Dresses

Mila Kunis was photographed wearing Seraphine over the weekend while out to lunch with fiancé Ashton Kutcher. The mom-to-be showed off her growing belly in Seraphine's Neon Pink Stripe Nursing Tank ($52).


Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher

Here is a better photo of the actual top worn by a fashion model.


Neon Pink Stripe Nursing Tank
In addition, Anna Paquin wore Seraphine's Lavender Blossom Knot Front Maternity Dress ($85) on last night's series finale of True Blood. 


Anna Paquin wearing Lavender Blossom Maternity Dress

Lavender Blossom Knot Front Maternity Dress

Learn more about Seraphine Maternity Dresses at the designer brands website.

Did you know that Megan Hilty has also recently been spotted by Apparel Search wearing Seraphine.

Mayim Bialik at the 66th Emmy Awards

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series nominee, Mayim Bialik attended the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards in a custom gown by Oliver Tolentino Couture. The Big Bang Theory actress looked elegantly sophisticated in the fully hand-embroidered royal blue gown that featured a sweetheart neckline and sheer sleeves.

Blue Gown worn by Mayim Bialik

Other celebrity fans of Oliver Tolentino's designs include: Freida Pinto, Emmy Rossum, Jenna Dewan-Taum, Julie Delpy, Kat Dennings, Becca Tobin, Brooke Burke, Maria MenounosJamie Chung, Brittany Snow and Fergie.

You may also have interest in viewing a few of our other fashion reports from the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards show.

Betsy Brandt at 66th Emmy Awards
Kristen Wiig at 66th Emmys
Kate Mara at the 66th Annual Emmy Awards

Kristen Wiig Wore Vera Wang to Emmys

Kristen Wiig, who was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie for her role in IFC's The Spoils of Babylon, wore a custom Vera Wang ivory silk charmeuse plunging v-neck gown with front slit accent to the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. 

Kristen Wiig 66th Emmy Awards Show

Monday, August 25, 2014

Betsy Brandt at 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards

Betsy Brandt wore TACORI to the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live this evening! The Breaking Bad star sparkled in TACORI's 18K White Gold 2.90ct Diamond Eternity Bracelet (style no. FB1009, $18,370) and 18K White Gold 1.43ct Diamond Teardrop earrings (style no. FE578, $8,220; www.tacori.com). 

Betsy Brandt

Betsy Brandt Wears TACORI to the 2014 Emmys
8K White Gold 2.90ct Diamond Eternity Bracelet

1.43ct Diamond Teardrop earrings

Kate Mara carried a Thalé Blanc at 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards

Kate Mara carried a Thalé Blanc clutch to the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live this evening! The House of Cards star accented her white chiffon gown with Thalé Blanc's Gisele Deux in Black/Ivory Resin and Mother of Pearl ($1,915; www.thaleblanc.com). 


Kate Mara Carries Thalé Blanc to the 2014 Emmys


Thalé Blanc clutch to the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards

Kate Mara

With Love, Paris Hilton

Entrepreneur, music artist, fashion designer, and media icon Paris Hilton is set to release her next fragrance With Love, Paris Hilton. “I’m very excited about With Love, Paris Hilton and am proud to have it be the 17th fragrance in my collection. For this scent I wanted to thank my loyal fans for all of their continued support. They’ve always been an inspiration for me to keep creating my fragrances.” 
With Love, Paris Hilton

With Love, Paris Hilton will be available in the US and worldwide this Fall. 

More details coming soon.

Holland Roden at 2014 MTV Video Music Awards

Holland Roden wore TACORI to the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards earlier this evening! The Teen Wolf star accented her little white dress with TACORI's 18K Pink Gold .18ct Diamond Studs(style no. FE643 6.5PK, $1,640;  www.tacori.com). 


Holland Roden Red Carpet

Holland Roden August 2014

18K Pink Gold .18ct Diamond Studs


Ashley Rickards at 2014 MTV Video Music Awards

Ashley Rickards wore Stella & Jamie and TACORI to the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards on August 24th.  She looked stunning to say the least. The Awkward star rocked the red carpet in Stella & Jamie's Versailles Lace dress ($298, www.stellaandjamie.com) and accessorized with TACORI Black Onyx Square Studs (style no. SE12919, $250) and a Black Onyx Silver Cuff (style no. SB16019, $1,050; www.tacori.com). 


Ashley Rickards

Ashley Rickards August 2014

Celebrity Style Highlights August 2014

Jessica Lowndes wore TACORI at the Entertainment Weekly's Pre-Emmy Party the other night in Beverly Hills! The actress looked accented her two-piece black and white outfit with an edgy TACORI four clover black onyx ring from their City Lights After Dark collection (style no. SR15619, $390; www.tacori.com). 

Jessica Lowndes

Jessica Lowndes August 2014

four clover black onyx ring
Jennifer Lopez carried a Thalé Blanc clutch to the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards earlier today! The singer accented her metallic cut-out gown with Thalé Blanc's Talia Mini Fastueux Clutch in Silver Python ($1,905; www.thaleblanc.com). 

Jennifer Lopez carried a Thalé Blanc

Gina Rodriguez wore TACORI at the Variety And Women In Film Emmy Nominee Celebration on August 23rd.  The actress sparkled in TACORI's White Gold .40ct Diamond Stud Earrings (style no. FE 670 10, $3,900) and a White Gold .10ct Diamond Pendant Necklace (style no. FP643 8 SO, $1,690; www.tacori.com). 

Gina Rodriguez

Gina Rodriguez

Giuliana Rancic posted a picture of her son Duke wearing Junk Food x NFL last week in Idaho! The adorable toddler sported his NFL Shield Tee while posing with his dad, Bill on their family vacation (www.junkfoodclothing.com).


Duke Rancic

Ashley Greene was photographed wearing MY TRIBE August 20th at LAX. The Wish I Was Here actress looked stylish and comfortable in her Leather & Suede Striped Jacket in Olive. ($599, www.my-tribe.net).


Ashley Greene

Those of you interested in seeing additional trendy celebrities wearing various styles, designer brands, and trends.  Check the fashion celebrities blog section for additional resources.

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