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Saturday, November 29, 2014

Cyber Monday at Macy's 2014

Let's face the facts.  Black Friday is over.  Fortunately, Cyber Monday is almost here.

Whether via desktop, mobile or tablet this year, customers will find amazing discounts at macys.com for Cyber Monday, beginning with a preview on Sunday, Nov. 30 and continuing Monday, Dec. 1. Customers will find incredible deals on thousands of items including the hottest clothing and accessories, fine and fashion jewelry, cosmetics, kitchen essentials, bedding and much more. To sweeten the experience, Macy’s will offer free shipping on any online purchase of $50 or more. 

The following are several Cyber Monday specials available Sunday and Monday on macys.com: 
  • 60 Percent Off Select Sweaters from Style & Co., Material Girl, American Rag, XOXO and More
  • 40 Percent Off Women’s Boots and Shoes
  • 60 Percent Off Men’s Select Fleece and Packable Down Jackets
  • 60 Percent Off Coats in Women’s and Juniors’
  • Buy One, Get One Free Select Women’s Boots
  • 60 Percent Off Select Dresses
  • 60 Percent Off Tops from Style & Co., Belle De Jour, BCX and More
  • 60 Percent Off Luxurious Cashmere from Charter Club
Cyber Monday deals will be available starting Sunday, Nov. 30 through Monday, Dec. 1. Visit macys.com for more information on special store hours, in-store deals and online specials to find the best value and savings this year. 

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Technology and Fashion Converge with 3D Fashion Avatar

Technology and fashion are converging inside 3D, avatar-based online community IMVU.
Men's Fashion Avatar

Women's Fashion Avatar

Women's Fashion Dress Avatar

Women's Style Avatar




The very vibrant and active IMVU “creator” community is growing as creators prepare for Small Business Saturday just like in the real world. The designs they create sell for real money and some designers make a great living at it.

This is such an exciting convergence of technology and fashion design.

Learn more at www.imvu.com

Savvy Girl: A Guide to Etiquette

Have you heard about Savvy Girl?  With Holiday season official here, you will have more Holiday parties to attend than you could ever imagine and the best way to ease your nerves? With the Savvy Girl: A Guide to Etiquette!  You can brush up on your etiquette skills with this  beautiful 100-page guidebooks that can be finished in 5 hours or less, allowing you to attend any Holiday party with confidence!

Every woman wants to have perfect etiquette skills for in-law dinners, office parties or even more importantly…when hosting your own dinner! With Savvy Girl: A Guide to Etiquette, you’d be certain to impress anyone, anywhere with tips ranging from weddings, to thank you notes, to tech and social etiquette and of course, table manners. In today’s world where we are drowning in information, yet starved for knowledge, Savvy Girl believes in cutting through the clutter by delivering guidebooks that help women get savvy and get back to their fabulous life.


Currently, Savvy Girl: A Guide to Etiquette is available for purchase at Barnes and Noble, Amazon and select book retailers.

You can also learn more about fashion on Amazon in the shopping section here on Apparel Search.  Today would be a great day to buy new clothing and a great read such as the Savvy Girl: A Guide to Etiquette.

Read more blog posts about fashion relevant books here on Apparel Search.

Natalie Dormer in Vera Wang

Actress Natalie Dormer attended a press appearance for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay in New York earlier this month and wore a sweater and skirt from Vera Wang's Resort 2015 Collection.  Click here to find a Vera Wang retailer in your area to shop this look.
Natalie Dormer in Vera Wang
Natalie Dormer  is an English actress. She is known for her roles as Anne Boleyn in the Showtime series The Tudors, Irene Adler in Elementary, and Margaery Tyrell in the HBO series Game of Thrones. She also as you know played Cressida in the science fiction adventure films The Hunger Games.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Casana Designs Luxury Scarve Collection

Introducing Casana Designs, a luxury collection of the finest cashmere scarves and wraps crafted from natural, sustainable and eco-friendly materials. Calling upon nature inspired prints including floral and animal designs as well as solid and geographic patterns with a palate ranging pastels and bold hues, Casana scarves are the ideal accessories to complete any outfit.

Casana Designs Luxury Accessories
The Casana collection retails from $148- $1,200 and are timeless pieces that go from day to night and season to season with elegance and ease due to the warm yet lightweight and soft yet durable properties that cashmere bestows.  Ranging from a traditional scarf, to a wrap at the beach or even a head wrap; the Casana options are as limitless as the creativity of the woman who wears it.

The brand’s Designer and Founder, Carrie Chen implements her socially- conscious vision by employing artisans in Nepal to weave the collection in environmentally-friendly facilities adhering to strict ethical standards. It was upon a visit to the deeply spiritual nation of Nepal that the Casana collection was born. At the end of Chen’s trip, she was presented with a beautiful scarf “khatha,” a traditional Tibetan gift of appreciation. Inspired to share this gift which appropriately brings warmth to others, Chen set upon to create the Casana brand.

Chen believes strongly in giving back and as such donates 10% of all proceeds to support charities that aid the education of children. Specifically, five percent supports local charities in the Pacific Northwest and five percent is earmarked to support the children of our workers in Nepal.

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Casana Designs Fab Scarve
The Casana woman is global and confident in spirit and views fashion as a medium to express her identity. 

Casana Designs Scarves

Casana Designs Luxury Scarves

Nail Art Kit for Christmas

WAH Nails founder Sharmadean Reid has chosen the very best next-gen London talent to celebrate the launch of their Ultimate Nail Art Kit for Christmas.


The WAH ULTIMATE NAIL ART KIT WILL BE ON FLASH SALE (very limited time only), with a BRAND NEW PRICE OF £40. The gift - featuring everything you need to perform WAH style nail designs at home, usually retails at £85 and has contents worth over £115.


If you enjoy reading about beauty tips you will find that we have many more beauty blog posts for your viewing pleasure.

Keltie Knight and Danica McKellar Red Carpet at AMA

The Insider's Keltie Knight wore Cynthia Rowley and TACORI last night at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles. Keltie added sparkle to her sleek Cynthia Rowley dress with TACORI's 18K White Gold Diamond Earrings (style no. FE 588, $5,130).


Keltie Knight Red Carpet

Keltie Knight American Music Awards 2014



Actress Danica McKellar also wore TACORI while attending the AMA's! She complimented her green lace gown with a TACORI 18k Yellow Gold 1.10ct Diamond Cuff Bracelet (style no. FB 659 Y, $20.560). 

Danica McKellar also wore TACORI

Danica McKellar Red Carpet
ACORI Diamond Cuff Bracelet
View more about the AMA's from the American Music Awards fashion blog post page here on Apparel Search.

Rose Bule, Karo Swimwear, LoveSurf, and AguaClara

Introducing Rose Bule, Karo Swimwear, LoveSurf, and AguaClara resort wear style. 


Rose Bule

Embracing the confidence and inner beauty of the versatile and modern woman, Rose Bule Swimwear offers a variety of garments that encompass the strength of the feminine universe. Honing into three terms: simplicity, effectiveness, and beauty, Rose Blue’s brand represents women all over the map. From dainty cover-ups to edgy swim silhouettes, the brand has something for every personality and body type.

Rose Bule Swimwear

The collection pulls inspiration from the simplistic and natural beauty of the Caribbean, features high-end materials and flattering silhouettes for real bodies. Rose Bule puts a modern twist on traditional classics and focuses on a natural color palette and the energy of style and trend. The collection features cuts for every body type, ranging from bandeau to halter tops, as well as bottoms ranging from a Brazilian fit to an American fit.



Rose Bule, founded by a young Venezuelan designer, creates a well-rounded collection through her distinct knowledge of silhouettes, styles, hues, and prints that truly capture the well-rounded woman of today. “Less is more” – the brand’s motto, which expresses the importance of a collection that plays off the natural characteristics of the individual, not taking away from them.

Karo Swimwear

Embracing modern, on-trend swimwear silhouettes and designs, Karo Swimwear offers a unique collection for the modern woman. Incorporating jewelry into every piece made, Karo Swimwear sets apart from the rest as it embodies feminine style with a unique embellishment. Using bright color palettes, trendy prints, silhouettes and cuts, Karo Swimwear is a high-end collection of resort style swimwear inspired by natural stones, pearls, jewels, and crystals.

Karo Swimwear

LoveSurf

LoveSurf just launched their new 2015 “swim-to-gym” active wear styles along with their wetsuits and surf jackets at Surf Expo last weekend. The newest collection offers fashionable styles while also meeting the needs of any woman with an active lifestyle as she pushes the limits and pursues a higher level of fitness. Each piece is designed to be on-trend while focusing on the main goal which combining function with fashion while playing close attention to details to flatter a women’s curves.  Inspired by the warm colors of a San Clemente sunset and the calm, blue waters of the ocean the collection features tropical prints and solids perfect for a surfing or yoga session.

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MORE ABOUT LOVESURF:   LoveSurf is a Southern California-based active swimwear company that designs high fashion Swim-to-Gym™ apparel for surf, SUP, yoga, running and outdoor recreation.  For additional information please visit www.lovesurf.com

Aguaclara

Aguaclara was first conceived twenty five years ago, back in 1989 in Lima Peru, by the siblings Jorge and Liliana Villalobos. These two launched their company with great enthusiasm and a vision: to design custom-made swimwear. They started with a small manufacturing workshop, making personalized garments. In a short time, Aguaclara became very popular in their market and has grown to the leading brand it is today.

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Wet Seal Exploring Options

The Wet Seal, Inc., a leading specialty retailer to young women, announced that it has assembled a team to identify and analyze potential strategic and financial alternatives. The company has hired Houlihan Lokey as an investment banker and has also retained William Langsdorf as a senior advisor to the finance team. Houlihan Lokey Capital and Mr. Langsdorf will work with FTI Consulting, Inc, which was previously retained as the company's strategic advisor, to assist in the process.


Friday, November 21, 2014

History of Denim Jeans from AE

Denim is one of those uniquely American garments that has continuously been able to reinvent itself to suit the changing cultural and stylistic landscape. Starting as a simple workman’s garment, jeans have retained basically the same structure since the addition of riveted seams in 1873, a testament to their design.


View the infographic about the history of denim jeans on the American Eagle blog at http://blog.ae.com/2014/11/17/evolution-of-denim/

Learn more about American Eagle Outfitters here on Apparel Search.

We Are Pop Culture

Christina Milian just recently started a new clothing line that is made in Los Angeles, We Are Pop Culture.  We Are Pop Culture is your destination for lifestyle, pop culture, and their influence on the world today all combined into one fierce and fashionable clothing line. Their company with the help of Christina focuses on providing you with visually stimulating, thought provoking, and trendsetting fashion that fit into everyday life.

Christina Milian and We Are Pop Culture recently did a fashion segment on ABC for the upcoming American Music Awards where Christina will be performing with Lil Wayne

Also, the fashion line was featured on Christina's new upcoming E! Doc-Series called "Christina Milian Turned Up", which is premiering in January 2015.

Learn more about We Are Pop Culture.

Shopping Tip of the Day: Shop 7

Is 7 your lucky number?  Even if it's not, you may want to check out these trendy skinnies with floral sequins.

High Waist Ankle Skinny in Floral Sequin
High Waist Ankle Skinny in Floral Sequin (28" Inseam)
This all over Floral Sequin Pant is both striking and pretty in a modern and opulent design. Using a 9.2 oz. stretch sequined fabric with a mesh backing, the sequin fabric is bonded to a stretch knit. Luxe hardware completes the elegant design and creates a showstopper. 

FIT DETAILS

Second Skin Fit
Skinny From Top to Bottom
Shorter Inseam for Clean Look
Contour Waistband

Shop at 7 for All Mankind and look for style PID: 9688 / SKU: AU8142553A 

Learn more about fashion brands such as 7 for All Mankind here on Apparel Search.


Thursday, November 20, 2014

Barbara Gerwit 2015 Resort Fashion Collection

Apparel Search is proud to present the new 2015 RESORT collection by Barbara Gerwit, a line of hand-blocked, hand embroidered tunics, tops and accessories.
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Each piece is made with a light and airy fabric made with brightly colored cotton lawn, Silky Cotton, crush cotton, Cotton Lycra knit, and laundered linen – making it a wearable, trendy and comfortable collection for your next vacation that can be worn from day to night. Each piece is made high-quality at an affordable price point.

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Resort 2015 Barbara Gerwit Style

Founder, Barbara Gerwit, founded the brand in 1976 with her husband, Ken, and went on to being one of America’s top brands in the resort industry.

For additional information on Barbara Gerwit, please visit www.barbaragerwit.com.  

Kendall Jenner Wearing District Top

Kendall Jenner wears a DISTRICT Blush Pink Top in her Estée Lauder Campaign.
Kendall Jenner November 2014

Kendall Jenner Estée Lauder Campaign
Kendall Jenner Chillen with Music
DISTRICT blush top

BRAND: DISTRICT
ITEM: Blush Pink Top
RETAIL PRICE: $108.00

WHERE TO BUY: districtcollection.com

DISTRICT is getting a lot of attention right now as it was one of the brands chosen by Blake Lively for her new lifestyle website Preserve and was also recently worn by Blake in a photoshoot for the site.  

Sloane Rouge Winter 2014

Introducing the Sloane Rouge Winter 2014 fashion collection.  We hope that you are as amazed as we were when we first reviewed the collection.

Sloane Rouge Winter 2014 Collection

Sloane Rouge Winter 2014

Sloane Rouge cabin trend

Sloane Rouge Winter 2014 Style

Sloane Rouge Winter 2014 Styles

Learn more about the Sloan Rouge fashion collection at their website.

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