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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Reflective Thread from Coats

Apparel manufacturing tip to offer more safety to clothing:

Coats Group plc, the world’s leading industrial thread and consumer textile crafts business, is launching Coats Signal thread, an innovative reflective thread.  The specially developed premium thread has a high level of retro-reflectance when illuminated in dark or low visibility conditions.  The new thread will be showcased on the Coats stand (hall 5.1, stand B30), at Texprocess, the international fair for the processing of textile and other apparel materials, held in Frankfurt, Germany, 4-7 May.

Coats Signal thread is silver and designed primarily for fashion applications.  It can be used as an embroidery thread to differentiate products by creating decorative reflective features in logos, stitching patterns and seams.  While it is mainly decorative, when sewn on outdoor and active wear it also helps enhance visibility at night time or in difficult weather conditions.  Coats Signal thread combines the tenacity of a polyester filament cover with a retro-reflective core and has excellent strength and durability. 

Rajiv Sharma, Global CEO, Industrial, Coats Group plc, said: ‘At Coats, we understand the production challenges apparel manufacturers can face when using innovative new types of thread.  Using that knowledge we have created a unique thread which can withstand the rigours of the sewing process and still retain its reflective functionality in the end product.

Coats Signal thread has a special lubricated finish to protect it from needle heat and ensure smooth sewing so it retains its reflectivity after the intense sewing process during apparel production.  When used in the top cover of flatseams, the combination of an intricate stitch formation and reflective property of the thread gives an eye-catching appearance to the seam which also adds a premium look to the product.
Texprocess

Coats is Diamond Sponsor of the Innovative Apparel Show, a new event at Texprocess.  Four German colleges of fashion and design will present their visionary designs for technical textiles created with modern processing technologies.  The event runs for 30 minutes and will take place a total of seven times, twice on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and once on Thursday.

Learn more about thread factories here on Apparel Search.

Project Back to Jacob Javits for Summer 2015

PROJECT continues to bring the best brands in the industry together for three days of exploration, inspiration and commerce.  They are the go-to market for menswear across sportswear, denim, footwear and designer collections.  They aim to be one step ahead of the market to help you better your business.

This July, the men's contemporary and designer show will be back at the Jacob Javits Center for the Summer edition. Make sure to register and begin discovering the best brands in the business.

Project

July 19-21, 2015

White Wash Style



Fascinating white fashion & style.

Galla Dress Off-White: SHORT SLEEVED DRESS / HIGH COLLAR WITH BUTTON CLOSURE / CROSS FRONT BUTTON CLOSURE / DOUBLE POCKET CONSTRUCTION / 100% RAYON

Kingsley Dress B Slub: DOUBLE LAYERED SLUB COTTON DRESS / SLEEVELESS / DETACHABLE OUTER LAYER / OUTER LAYER BACK DRAPE / 100% COTTON

Learn more at Nicholas K

Real Story of Artisan Shoes

Telling the Real Story of Artisan Shoes is a documentary seeking funding via KickStarter. The documentary will profile Artisan shoe makers from Spain, Italy and Mexico. These regions use to have a thriving market with hundreds of factories. Today there are less than one hundred combined.


Scott Starbuck, founder of City Soles, an independently owned artisan footwear retailer that is coming up on their 20th year in business, seeks to create the documentary. Scott wants to shed light on why Artisan shoes cost what they cost in comparison to cheaper shoe lines, and seeks to change consumer-buying patterns from disposable purchases to lifelong purchases.

City Soles Artisan Style
The KickStarter campaign launched April 21, 2015 and has already raised $5,900 towards the $30,000 goal. The documentary will tell the story of artisan shoemakers from around the world including the conflicts they face in a fast fashion world. 

City Soles offers backers exclusive and unique offerings for supporting the documentary. 

· Ever want to create your own shoe line? A $5,000 pledge will give you access to work with Italian manufacturers and have the finished product sold at CitySoles.

· A $2,500 pledge will give you two pairs of custom, handmade Italian shoes from a designer featured in the documentary along with a hand signed certificate of authenticity from the designer.

· A $1,000 pledge earns you the title Associate Producer, and your name in the opening credits. You will also be a VIP guest at the documentary launch party in Chicago.

ACQUA BAZAAR Swimwear Shopping May 2015

You're probably wondering where to find the delightful jerseys ACQUA BAZAAR!
Aqua Bazaar Morena Black

Good news for Paris, you can find them:

Concept Store in THE 66, 66 Avenue des Champs Elysées, Paris 8th.
At the Boutique Ephemeral, Joseph Gallery, 7 Rue Froissart, Paris 3rd and 30 May 31, 2015,.


At the Boutique Starry-Montmartre in Paris, 16, rue Durantin, Paris 18th, from the 19th of May.
In Marseille

In Tulavu The Arty Shop, 5, rue Félix Eboué 13002 Marseille from mid-May
Online:

On www.carnetdemode.com from mid May
The other good news for you everywhere in France and elsewhere to experience LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL IN SWIMSUIT.


The e-shop is open and for its launch, the delivery is free!

Oceania - Acqua Bazaar
 Oceania - Acqua Bazaar

Tamara réversible - Acqua Bazaar

Tamara réversible - Acqua Bazaar

Materials to live, unpublished prints, details of ribbons, beads and flowers, ACQUA BAZAAR jerseys are irresistible.


The collection was inspired by the fantastical universe 15 Frida Kahlo evokes heat, hot sand, relaxing, carefree life guided solely by the outside temperature.


Acqua Bazaar’s first collection “Frida in Formentera” is varied and recognisable, it includes: mix and match top and bottoms, reversible swimsuits, one piece printed bustiers, couture and asymmetrical pieces but also classic black and colorful bikinis.

See more ACQUA BAZAAR swimwear from France here on the Fashion Blog.

Vous vous demandez sans doute où trouver les ravissants maillots ACQUA BAZAAR !  Now you now.

Thank you for taking the time to read our women's swimwear blog post. 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.

Piperlime Closing Today

Time to say goodbye to Piperlime.

Piperlime.com is closing today.  April 30, 2015.

Here are a few answers to some of the potentially frequently asked questions about the online retailer closure.
The above comments are from their site in the early morning on 4/30/15. Please visit their site directly for possible updates or changes to their policies.

We are most definately sorry to see that Piperlime is closing officially.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Teva DIY Customized Sandals

Teva®, a division of Deckers Brands, NYSE: DECK, is kicking off a series of DIY events at select retailers across the country, marrying the popularity of do-it-yourself crafting with the season's hottest footwear styles.

Just in time for summer, five retail partners will host one-day gatherings for Teva fans to customize their favorite Teva sandals for the ultimate expression of freedom.

Teva DIY Event Schedule

May 9, 2015
11am – 4pm 
 Seattle    
 Market Street Shoes – 2232 NW Market Street

May 16  
 11am – 4pm 
 Seattle        
 Nordstrom – 100 Bellevue Square

May 23    
 11am – 4pm      
 San Francisco
 Shoe Biz – 3810 24th Street

May 30 
 1pm – 6pm 
 Los Angeles   
 Sportie LA – 7753 Melrose Avenue

June 11   
 12pm – 9pm   
 New York City    
 Lord & Taylor – 424 5th Avenue

Participation is free with sandal purchase, as are all the crafting tools and materials, and a local design-and-style influencer will be on hand to offer guidance and inspiration.  For additional event information, go to www.teva.com/diy for details.
Teva DIYLearn more about the DIY Teva Sandals project.
Customers will have the chance to purchase the latest spring 2015 styles at the DIY events including the Original collection and the new Flatform.  Both Market Street Shoes and Shoe Biz will be donating a percentage of the proceeds from the DIY sandals to non-profit organizations in their local communities.

If you are a fashionista that enjoys a good DIY project, you may want to stop by one of these events.  When you complete your do it yourself sandals, you are welcome to share photos with Apparel Search on our social media.  You can find our communities at www.google.com/+apparelsearch or visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/apparelsearch

You are welcome to share your comments about this footwear blog post in the comment section below.

STRÖM Brand Takes Celebrities by Storm

April showers bring may flowers...

Dakota Johnson, Anne Hathaway and Zoe Saldana were photographed wearing STRÖM Brand jeans in Storm wash this week!  Dakota and Zoe opted for the Tio Storm skinnies while Anne wore the Nio High Rise Storm skinnies ($189, each, www.strombrand.com).
STRÖM Brand Celebrities April 2015
Nio High Rise Storm skinnies

Brock Leather Jacket for Men & Women

Women's Leather Jacket
FUNNEL NECK WIRE LINED COLLAR / BUCKLE CLOSURE AT NECK / ZIPPER AND BUTTON FRONT CLOSURE / ZIPPERED CHEST AND WAIST POCKETS / KNIT RIB SIDE AND UNDERARM FOR SLIM FIT / 50% LEATHER / 50% COTTON
Men's Leather Jacket
ASYMMETRIC FRONT BUTTON CLOSURE / HIDDEN CENTER FRONT ZIPPER/WIRE COLLAR WITH NECK TAB AND BUCKLE/FRONT ZIPPER POCKETS / SHEEP LEATHER WITH COTTON TWILL / RIB SLEEVES AND SIDE PANEL

Shop from fashion designer Nicholas K

Resort collection by Island Contessa for 2015

We would like to let you know about the new 2015 RESORT collection by Island Contessa, a line of contemporary chic resort wear by Lori Hirons.
2015 fashion collection by Island Contessa
Each piece is made with a light and airy 100% Korean silk or 100% Indian cotton – making it a wearable, trendy and comfortable collection for your next vacation that can be worn from day to night. Each piece is made in the USA from high-quality natural fibers at an affordable price point. Island Contessa is sold in stores throughout the United States and Virgin Islands.  Retail prices start at $72.00-$200.

Designer, Lori Hirons a former NYC banking executive, began working on the designs when she was still a full time banking executive. “I had a long commute into the city and I started brainstorming around with ideas I had.  The first one was the dress we call The Anna.  It is a wrap dress unlike any other.  It completely wraps the woman so there is no unintended flashing in a strong breeze.  It is comfortable and adjustable to accommodate many body types.  I design for the Caribbean (where I live now) and I take the colors and vibes of the islands into consideration for any design or fabric I use,” says Lori.

Learn more about the Island Contessa resort collection for 2015.

Thank you for taking the time to read our fashion collection blog post. We hope that you have found this apparel brand news to be informative.

You can find additional interesting articles on chic clothing from the fashion blog archive section.

If you have comments or questions, please add your thoughts in the discussion area below.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Swatch Partnering with PledgeMusic Bringing Emerging Artists To The Next Level

In an exciting and never done before move, Swatch and PledgeMusic will work together to present the Emerging Artists Series. This will be Swatch's first time working extensively in the music vertical in the US. The Emerging Artists Series is unlike anything either company has ever done before. The series will launch with the Danish artist Oh Land.
Swatch Partnering with PledgeMusic
As an alternative to pledging money, fans will follow the campaign on social media and via the Swatch Emerging Artist Series campaign on PledgeMusic.com at www.pledgemusic.com/swatch. When fans follow the campaign, they will get updates and will be able to unlock exclusive artist content.

"In sync with our belief that artists can make the world a better place, at Swatch we have long recognized the power of music to connect, energize and inspire people" said Carlo Giordanetti, Creative Director Swatch International. "We are excited to give our fans the opportunity to tie with music and emerging artists in an innovative and intimate way. The Swatch vibe resonates".
  
Through the Swatch Emerging Artist Series campaign page on PledgeMusic.com, Oh Land fans will have the chance to RSVP to intimate, stripped down shows in Swatch stores nationwide, to win artist-signed Swatch watches, and to unlock exclusive video content and updates from the Emerging Artist Series. The first event is a live performance by Oh Land on Sunday, May 3rd in the rotunda at Tysons Corner Center Mall in McLean, VA.

PledgeMusic continuously works to reinvent ways that help artists create and promote their music and give fans personal connections to the artists they love and support.

"Partnering with Swatch on the Emerging Artist Series embodies PledgeMusic's commitment to connecting artists with their super fans in the most exclusive ways imaginable. Through the Emerging Artist Series, we are giving music fans a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see their favorite artists perform in unique and unexpected settings. These intimate events will elicit emotional bonds between fans and musicians that cannot be replicated anywhere else. This program is a win for artists, fans, brands, and the music industry as a whole."- Alissa Crevier, Global Head of Brand Partnerships, PledgeMusic

ABOUT SWATCH
Swatch, launched in 1983 by Nicolas G. Hayek, is renowned for its creative partnerships and strong support for art and artists working today. For more than 30 years Swatch has invited painters, photographers, filmmakers, sculptors, fashion designers and others from a broad range of disciplines to create art on "the world's smallest canvas". By taking its amazing Swatch watches to millions around the world, the Swiss watchmaker has built what may be the world's largest art gallery on the wrist.

ABOUT PLEDGEMUSIC
PledgeMusic is the #1 community of artists and fans who believe in a better way to make, enjoy and buy music.  

THE BUZZ
Named as one of The Worlds Top 10 Most Innovative Companies of 2015 in Music for "Helping artists and fans get what they want". - Fast Company 

ABOUT OH LAND  
Oh Land, began creating a sound that evoked a unique mix of Robyn, Feist, and Lily Allen. Her dance training came into play, too, allowing Oh Land to fill her early performances with choreography and theatrical flourishes. By 2008, she'd signed to a Danish label and released full-length album, Fauna. One year later, she inked an international deal with Epic. Working with Dan Carey, Dave McCracken, and Pharrell Williams, Oh Land spent much of 2010 working on another full-length album. Her first single, "Sun of a Gun," was released late that year, with a self-titled album following in March 2011. Her third long player, Wish Bone, arrived in 2013. Following it's release, Fabricius tried her hand at acting, starring in the 2014 Danish western The Salvation. In November of that year, she released her fourth album Earth Sick and announced that part of the album's proceeds would be donated to Greenpeace's Save the Arctic campaign.

LINKS
www.pledgemusic.com/swatch 

www.pledgemusic.com  

www.swatch.com/en/  
www.facebook.com/SwatchUS  
www.twitter.com/swatch  

www.ohlandmusic.com

Thank you for taking the time to read our style blog post. 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.

I Need Ashley Green

Ashley Greene was photographed wearing Junk Food earlier today in Los Angeles!  The actress broke a sweat in her i Need Coffee Tank Top during her afternoon workout (www.junkfoodclothing.com).
Here is a better look at the tank top:
need coffee tank top


Vanessa Lachey in Goddess Link Pendant Necklace

Vanessa Lachey was photographed wearing Isharya today in NYC! The actress accessorized her chic black and white look with Isharya's Goddess Link Pendant Necklace as she arrived for an appearance on The Today Show ($78; www.isharya.com). 
Vanessa Lachey Lovely in NYC
Goddess Link Pendant Necklace

Cynthia Rowley Fashion Designer of the Year

Cynthia Rowley was honored as Designer of the Year at the 2015 AAFA American Image Awards last evening in New York City. The designer stunned in the Oversized Floral Lace Shift Dress ($450) from her Spring 2015 Collection as she posed for photos on the red carpet with her award. Actress Jill Hennessey was also a vision in red, donning a Cynthia Rowley Bonded Seamed Detailed Dress ($375) from the same collection at the event (www.cynthiarowley.com). 
Cynthia Rowley Fashion Designer of the Year
Cynthia Rowley and Jill Hennessey
 Below are two fashion models wearing the dresses worn by Cynthia Rowley and Jill Hennessey.
Floral Lace Shift Dress & Bonded Seamed Dress
Below you can find examples of clothing designed by Cynthia Rowley.
Taraji P. Henson Wearing Floral Flare Dress 
Katie Lee in Pink Sleeveless Lace Collar Dress  
Cynthia Rowley F/W 2015 Screening Party 
Fall 2015 Digital Runway by Cynthia Rowley 
Gabrielle Union Wearing Fit & Flare Dress in Black 
Molly Sims Exaggerated Ruffle Dress in Space Dye 
Alli Simpson Instagrams Cynthia Rowley and ban.do 

See more from the 2015 fashion designer of the year (Cynthia Rowley) here on the Apparel Search fashion blog.

Spring 2016 Wedding Gowns

Vera's latest bridal collection will be in Beverly Hills for a special trunk show this weekend. You can be one of the first to slip into Hotel Madrid, her Spring 2016 wedding gowns, from Thursday, April 30th through Saturday, May 2nd, 2015 at 428 North Rodeo Drive. To schedule an appointment call 323.602.0174 or go to http://www.verawang.com/EN/wedding/schedule-an-appointment to make an appointment online.
Spring 2016 Bridal Trunk Show for Vera Wang
For those of you asking, "what is a trunk show?", you can read the fashion trunk show term here on Apparel Search.

If you are to attend one trunk show this year, it should probably be the one for the Vera Wang Spring 2016 Bridal Collection.  Hopefully, will have the opportunity to visit many collections this year...

Monday, April 27, 2015

Lana Parrilla Wears MY-PERFECT-T

Actress Lana Parrilla wore MY-PERFECT-T to City Year Los Angeles' annual Spring Break fundraiser event over the weekend. The Once Upon A Time star sizzled in printed shorts and a blazer paired with the Bejewelled Wolf Andro Shirt ($570, www.my-perfect-t.com). 
Lana Parrilla Wears MY-PERFECT-T

Below is a fashion model wearing the shirt.

Zoe Saldana in STRÖM Brand

Zoe Saldana was photographed wearing STRÖM Brand over the weekend in Los Angeles! The new mom looked svelte in her Tio Storm skinnies ($189, www.strombrand.com).
Zoe Saldana in STRÖM Brand

Gina Rodriguez Wears SFIZIO MODA to Cocktail Party

Gina Rodriguez Rocks DC in SFIZIO MODA at The White House Correspondents' Cocktail Party
Gina Rodriguez Wears SFIZIO MODA
Star of the CW series Jane the Virgin, Gina Rodriguez, stunned in SFIZIO MODA at Friday's White House Correspondent Cocktail Party.
Gina Rodriguez Wears SFIZIO MODA
The recent Golden Globe winner opted for a black and white all-over print long sleeved dress with 3-D images of the SFIZIO MODA logo.  Gina topped off the look with minimal accessories and classic black pumps.

See more of Gina Rodriguez here on the Fashion Blog:
Gina Rodriguez TACORI and Andi Alyse Jewelry
Gina Rodriguez on Red Carpet at Silver Circle Gala

Google Fashion Trend Reports

Google Fashion Trend Reports for Spring 2015

As you are most likely already aware, Apparel Search provides our viewers access to various fashion trend reports.  We write our own case studies, and we also often help our readers locate research materials provided by alternate resources.  Today we discovered an new resource that we thought was compelling enough to share with you.   This morning we learned that Google (yes, the giant search engine) is now dipping their toes into the fashion trend spotting arena.  They have recently published a Spring 2015 fashion trend report on their Think with Google website.  Although we are not expecting them to become a full-fledged “fashion company”, they are clearing taking steps to move into this vertical.

What is Google’s plan to help the fashion minded?

By categorizing past apparel-related queries based on similar search-demand patterns, Google was able to distinguish between the trends to watch and the trends to possibly forget.  And by looking at geographic data along with co-search behavior (such as words and phrases being searched alongside a particular fashion), they can get consumer insights into fashions that will most likely be hot this season.  According to the search result research, below are three up-and-coming fashion trends for spring 2015.

Jogger Pants
Midi Skirts

Have these silhouettes been on your fashion radar?  If not, you may want to start paying attention.

It is hard to say if search engines and algorithms will do a better job than stylists, wardrobe consultants, and fashionistas at spotting trends.  I guess that only time will tell.  Next year, we can take a look back and see if tulle skirts, midi skirts, and jogger pants had truly been hot sellers in 2015. 

Let’s keep in mind Spring is already well underway.  I would be much more curious if they can “predict” what will be trendy in Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2016, and beyond.  If Google can get “future” trends figured out, then I would be super impressed.  Until then, I believe human trend forecasting evaluation will outperform computer trend analysis.  However, I could be wrong.

Is Google attempting to put small boutique trend forecasting companies out of business or help them more easily identify trends?  In all honesty, I am not yet certain.  Possibly, in the future they will be selling data to trend forecasting companies.  Hopefully their goal is not to make sites like Apparel Search obsolete.  That would certainly be mean spirited.

Although Google may not have realized as early as Apparel Search, they obviously now fully grasp that fashion is the world’s most important industry.  They have now actually created a Think with Google Fashion section on their site.

Learn more about color trend forecasting and fashion trends here on Apparel Search.  Sure, if you prefer to give Google a try, you are welcome to do so.

By the way, you may want to read our term article that helps answer, “what is a fashion trend report?”



Thank you for taking the time to read our fashion industry blog post. 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.

Kelly Brook Walking in Fitness Apparel

Kelly Brook was photographed wearing pheel yesterday in Los Angeles. NBC's One Big Happy actress looked fit and happy in her pheel Breathe Tank in Light Grey while laughing away calories with a friend during a hike in Los Angeles ($59, www.pheel.com)
pheel Breathe Tank in Light Grey

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Bridal Fashion Videos 2015

Fall 2015 Bridal Fashion by Oleg Cassini


Spring/Summer 2016 Bridal Fashion Week from Rita Vinieris Rivini

Spring/Summer 2016 Presented at Bridal Fashion Week 2015- Claire Pettibone Bridal


Anne Barge - Spring/Summer 2016 - Bridal Fashion Week

Angel Sanchez - Spring/Summer 2016 - Bridal Fashion Week

More bridal fashion coming soon...

You may also have interest in visiting the fashion week video website.

Gift Ideas 2015 Mother's Day

Your mom deserves it all, and you want to provide it for her.  
time-peaceIt's time to start think about mother's day.


Sustainable Luxury Callina Knitwear

What mom doesn't love a go-to look that makes her feel fab & comfortable? Callina's SS15 luxury knits are cozy and lightweight that will complete her look every time keeping her chic and versatile. Made from the finest fibers and luxurious materials in an eco-conscious & sustainable way!
Carmen Tank in Melon
Carmen Tank in Melon $155 

Treating your mother with care does not have to mean without flair! Vionic good for you footwear with Orthaheel Technology protects & supports her feet like shapewear for proper alignment, without looking like an orthapedic shoe. 
Stylish and Healthy Vionic Shoes
Lisbeth Sandal $99.95, Enisa Wedge $139.95, Ailie Active Shoe $109.95, Venture Walker $99.95


Time-Peace perfect gift
When She Just Needs A Moment to be Present, Time-Peace

Time-Peace is the perfect gift of thoughtfulness and functionality. Yes, it's a functioning watch. But more than that it is a reminder to be present. Slow down Super-Mom's busy life with a reminder to be here now. 
YOGA IS
YOGA IS - Online Yoga Discussions + Classes With World Renowned Yoga Gurus
YOGA IS is available online - take class at home, while traveling, when it fits mom's busy schedule with the most celebrated yoga instructors and allow her to have some soothing time for self reflection, transformation & discovery. $39 
Diamonds are Forever, Diamondere
Diamonds are Forever, Diamondere

No, we don't really have diamonds for under $100... but if you dad, grandma & siblings want to pull together, mom will be knocked off her socks! More Mother's Day options: http://www.diamondere.com/d/mothers-day

You may also want to visit our Mother's Day 2015 Jewelry Gift Ideas blog post from earlier this month.  Also, it may be a good idea to view our mohair for mother's day article.  If you think mom may like skincare products, you can visit our mother's day skincare gift idea page as well.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Authentic Brands Buys Jones New York

Authentic Brands Group, LLC (ABG), owner of a global portfolio of iconic fashion, sports and lifestyle, celebrity, media and entertainment brands, announced yesterday the purchase of American fashion brand, Jones New York. The acquisition marks a new milestone in the company’s growth, propelling the ABG portfolio to more than $4.5 billion in retail sales.

Jones New York is an esteemed American brand renowned for its reputation of excellence in design, quality and style. With an active and loyal consumer following, today the brand drives close to $1B in retail sales across department stores in the US as well as key international markets including Canada, Europe, the Middle East and Latin America.

As part of this important acquisition ABG announces the appointment of Mark Weber as Strategic Advisor whose immediate focus will be on the Jones New York brand.   Weber has a storied career having been both President and CEO of PVH Corp, and most recently, served an 8-year term as CEO of LVMH, Inc. (Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy).

ABG’s initial focus for Jones New York will be the development of its strategic positioning, enhancing core values, and rebuilding the brand to its former prominence.

In January 2015, Jones New York, a portfolio company of private equity firm Sycamore Partners, announced that it was pursuing strategic alternatives for the Jones New York brand and, in conjunction with this action, is closing its retail locations and certain related business operations over the course of 2015.

Learn more about Jones Apparel Group here on the Apparel Search fashion industry guide.

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Katie Cassidy Bikini Time in Miami

Katie Cassidy was photographed wearing PilyQ again yesterday in Miami! The Arrow actress sizzled in her Oro Reversible Seamless Bikini Top and Bottom, which is the second time that she has rocked PilyQ while on vacation ($82 each; www.pilyq.com)! 

She also accessorized her sexy beach look with a Geo Metallic Tattoo from Kitsch ($12; www.mykitsch.com). 

Katie Cassidy PilyQ Swimwear
Katie Cassidy PilyQ Bikini
Below is a photograph of a fashion model wearing the bikini so you can see a more clear image of the swimwear.
Oro Reversible Seamless Bikini Top and Bottom
Here is more Kitsch Temporary Tattoo selections.
Kitsch Temporary Tattoos


This is at least the second time the actress has worn PilyQ while on vacation in Miami.  Below you will find another recent siting of this beauty on the beach.
PilyQ Bikini worn by Katie Cassidy
Here is a another beauty to give a more clear shot of the swimsuit.
Beautiful Swimsuit Model
See more of Katie Cassidy in her bikini and wearing Kitsch jewelry.

Alexander McQueen Pre-Autumn / Winter 2015

Alexander McQueen Pre-Autumn / Winter 2015
BRODERIE ANGLAISE MINI DRESS
PRE-AUTUMN WINTER 2015

Ivory broderie anglaise mini dress with scallop neck and hem. Panelled front detailing with shirt cuff split sleeves.

MATERIAL:52% Cotton, 41% Wool, 7% Silk
PRODUCT CODE:389808 QFZ18 9016
BRODERIE ANGLAISE MINI DRESS Back ViewBRODERIE ANGLAISE MINI DRESS Front

Do you love it as much as we do?

See more of the Alexander McQueen Pre-Autumn/Winter 2015 Collection at their website.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Melody Eshani and Reebok Classic Collaboration

LA based designer Melody Eshani and Reebok Classic are back at it again with another collaboration, this time featuring the iconic Blacktop Pump and Ventilator sneaker models.
Ventilator sneaker
iconic Blacktop Pump
Each sneaker features the luxe python leather featured on the first Reebok Classic x Melody Ehsani collaboration - a unique texture that takes inspiration from a creature which embodies Melody’s definition of a Classic woman. The shoes also feature the designer’s signature take on the Evil Eye, which brings a sense of individuality and creativity to the look. The clean gum outsole adds a fresh finish to the shoe’s rich tones. 

The Blacktop Pump is updated with a hidden interior heel wedge for a feminine, streamlined silhouette, while the Ventilator says true to its retro runner design. 

These shoes will be exclusively available at Melody’s LA store (424 1/2 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036, (323) 272-3934) and her website www.melodyehsani.com on April 24th.  The shoes will then be available at select global retailers and Reebok.com starting May 1st

Melody Eshani and Reebok Classic
The collection ranges from $120-$200.

The Reebok Classic partnership with LA based designer Melody Ehsani is back for SS15, dropping a standout sneaker pack to accompany the debut apparel collection launched earlier this year. Two much-loved classic silhouettes, the Ventilator runner and high-top Blacktop Pump, are reworked in the distinctive style that has become characteristic of Melody’s previous collaborations with the brand, for an eye-catching duo big on both style and substance.
Originally running and basketball silhouettes, the Ventilator and Blacktop Pump are given a bold makeover as Melody re-interprets the designs in her edgy street style, creating fashionable footwear for strong, independent women whose actions, attire and attitude speak louder than words.
Each sneaker features the original luxe python leather from the first Reebok Classic x Melody Ehsani collection, a unique texture that takes inspiration from a creature which embodies Melody’s definition of a Classic woman; a sweet juxtaposition of beauty and intelligence. A lacelock accessory featuring the designer’s signature take on the evil eye brings a sense of individuality and creativity to the look, while a gum outsole adds visual interest and a fresh finish to the upper’s rich tones. The Blacktop Pump is updated with a hidden interior wedge heel for a more feminine, streamlined silhouette, while the Ventilator stays true to its retro runner design to coincide with the sneaker’s 25th anniversary this year.
The second drop of the Reebok Classic x Melody Ehsani SS15 collection launches exclusively at Melody’s L.A store and on her website www.melodyehsani.com on April 24th, followed by select global retailers on May 1st. The collection ranges from $120-$200.
Melody Eshani and Reebok
About Reebok
Reebok International Ltd., headquartered in Canton, MA, USA, is a leading worldwide designer, marketer and distributor of fitness and lifestyle footwear, apparel and equipment. An American-inspired global brand, Reebok is a pioneer in the sporting goods industry with a rich and storied fitness heritage. Reebok develops products, technologies and programming which enable movement and is committed to accompanying people on their journey to fulfill their potential. Reebok connects with the fitness consumer wherever they are and however they choose to stay fit – whether it’s training, running, walking, dance, yoga or aerobics. Reebok Classics leverages the brand’s fitness heritage and represents the roots of the brand in the sports lifestyle market. A subsidiary of the adidas Group, Reebok operates under the multiple divisions of the Reebok brand, Reebok-CCM Hockey and the Sports Licensed Division.  Reebok is the exclusive outfitter of CrossFit and the CrossFit Games, the official title sponsor of the Reebok Spartan Race; the exclusive authentic global outfitter of UFC, and exclusive apparel provider for Les Mills. For more information, visit Reebok at www.reebok.com or, for the latest news at http://news.reebok.com/. Or, discover Reebok at the following locations: http://facebook.com/reebokhttp://twitter.com/reebok; and http://youtube.com/reebok
About Melody Ehsani

“Born and raised in Los Angeles in a traditional Persian family, like many of my cousins and friends I applied to go off to Law School after college, but I couldn’t stay there. I decided to break with my culture and follow my heart into a field I was internally drawn to….design. The more I designed shoes and products, the more it felt like the right thing for me to be doing. So now I believe that design is part of what I was designed to do. I guess you could say that design is part of my divine blueprint. I believe that honoring my blueprint helps me bring to the world new patterns of behavior and equality for myself and for all women in the future. In my culture, a woman’s value and status are determined by her marriage. This is a difficult and challenging concept for many women in today’s world. By following my calling and making shoes and products, I am helping women resolve these kinds of paradoxes.  I want to become my true self and be a vibrant member of a family and a community. I want the women who wear my shoes to have the same opportunity for equality, wholeness, and self-expression. My style is inspired by paradox, controversy, justice and pushing the envelope in showing that you truly can’t judge a book by its cover. I design to upset the equilibrium. I design to inspire. I design to serve. I design because I was created to do so. A portion from each pair of Ehsani shoes purchased will go towards the advancement and education of women in our society.”

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