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Sunday, December 27, 2015

Women's Classic Cardy Boot

Is this a sock, a boot, or a sweater?  Yes, it's a boot.
MODEL: 5819

This daily go-to fuses the coziness of your favorite sweater with the UGG® comfort you love. The Classic Cardy boasts functional heritage buttons that let you wear this style in three different ways: all the way up, unbuttoned and cuffed, or slouched down. A plush wool insole and a lightweight, flexible outsole add the final cushioning touches to this essential.

Here are some of the construction details:
Wool and acrylic knit
UGG® wood buttons
Nylon binding
Foam and UGGpure™ wool insole
Patented tread design
Sheepskin Heel Counter Lining
EVA outsole
14 ½” shaft height

Imported

This style currently is only offered in whole sizes and the fit runs slightly large. They recommend ordering a half to a whole size smaller. If you are in between sizes, order a size down.  If you prefer a good, snug fit, size down a whole size.

Learn more at the Ugg Australia website.

Keep in mind that boot quality does matter.

Friday, December 25, 2015

Holiday Fashion Returns

Yippie, Santa Claus did show up this year.  And yes, he did look very trendy in his red & white suit. 

Fortunately for my family, he only delivered clothing and fashion accessories to our home this year.  Did you fair as well?  I am sad for those of you that were not so lucky.  I have heard horror stories about some people actually receiving flat screen televisions, mobile electronics, new cars, and even candy this year. If you received something other than clothes, it is suggested that you check to see if Santa Claus has a return policy.  Hopefully you can trade in those silly electronics and get yourself a new Christmas sweater, underwear or holiday motif socks.

Going with the assumption that Santa does not take back gifts under any circumstance, I assume that many fashion retailers will be forced to take product back on his behalf.  They will gladly help old Saint Nick, if they want to stay off his naughty retailer list.  

What will the stores do with all of that returned merchandise?

The good news is that most consumers will be "returning" electronics and not clothes.  Smart people that receive clothing, will typically be making "exchanges" rather than seek a full refund.  Think about it.  Why would anyone in their right mind take clothes back to a store and walk out with nothing new to wear?  That would be beyond silly.

If you are curious to find the answer to the question, "What are clothing store returns?", you are welcome to read the new term we added this morning in our fashion terminology section.

Hopefully the retailers don't seek a return authorization from the wholesalers.
holiday fashion returns
Support the fashion industry and don't return any clothing.  Only make exchanges for a new color or size.

Always pick fashion before electronics for your holiday & post-holiday shopping.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Santa Claus Style 2015

Santa Claus is on the way.

Santa Claus is generally depicted as a portly, joyous, white-bearded man wearing a red coat with white collar and cuffs, white-cuffed red trousers, and black leather belt and boots and who carries a bag full of gifts for children. He often has a pair of spectacles to make it easier to read the naughty or nice list.
Santa Claus
Santa Claus, Saint Nicholas, Saint Nick, Father Christmas, Kris Kringle, Santy, or simply Santa is a mythical figure with historical origins who, in many Western cultures, brings gifts to the homes of good children on 24 December, the night before Christmas Day. The modern Santa Claus is derived from the British figure of Father Christmas, the Dutch figure of Sinterklaas, and Saint Nicholas, the historical Greek bishop and gift-giver of Myra.

Red & green fashion are the colors of the day.

Have a happy fashion Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

TRANOÏ NEW YORK February 2016 Designers

TRANOÏ NEW YORK is coming February 21-23, 2016

DESIGNER LIST 

AIJEK
ALP011 PI CASHMERE
ANETT RÖSTEL - BERLIN
ARVID YUKI SHY
ASKA COLLECTION
AVANT TOI
BAGUTTA
BALOSSA
BAZAR DELUXE
CABAN ROMANTIC
CUTULICULT
ELENA IACHI
EUROPEAN CULTURE
FILIP + INNA
FURLAND - ANGELSSHARE
FREE LANCE - JEAN-BAPTISTE RAUTUREAU
HATS BY WOLFRAM KOPKA
HOUSE OF LAFAYETTE
JOANNA LAURA CONSTANTINE
JONATHAN CUKIERMAN
JORGE MORALES
JULIA JANUS
KOHZO
LEATHER CROWN
LEBOR GABALA
  
LEONARD WONG
LENORA SCARPE DI LUSSO
LOOPE
LINDSEY NICOLE
MIA BAG
MILO'
N.D.C MADE BY HAND
NOVE
NUMERO 10
OFFICINE CREATIVE
ORACLE GIFTS
PANIZZA
PREVENTI
PRINTED ARTWORKS
RUEBELLE MAUI
ROBERT FRIEDMAN
ROBERTO DEL CARLO
SALVATORE SANTORO
SARTORI GOLD
SHAFT JEANS
UMIT UNAL
VIC NAVIN
V S P
VLAS BLOMME
VOILE BLANCHE
Y BY YASMINE

The list goes on.  You can visit the TRANOÏ NEW YORK website to learn more.

Serayah McNeill at American Music Awards in Vera Wang

Empire actress Serayah McNeill was impressive while attending the American Music Awards in Los Angeles.  She was wise to select from the Vera Wang Spring 2016 Collection. The black tulle skirt with tucked panels mixed with hand-picked ostrich plumes was paired with a matching bandeau and crop top. The garments had been a perfect selection for the rising star.
Serayah McNeill at AMA's 2015
The ostrich plumes may not be for everyone's taste, but Serayah pulled this fashion statement off beautifully.

See more of the Vera Wang Spring 2016 collection at her website.

View more about the Vera Wang Spring 2016 fashion collection here on the Fashion Blog.

The American Music Awards features performances from today’s hottest artists and presents fan-voted awards in the categories of Pop/Rock, Alternative Rock, Country, Rap/Hip-Hop, Soul/R&B, Adult Contemporary, Contemporary Inspirational, Latin, EDM, Soundtrack, Single of The Year, New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s, and Artist of the Year. The American Music Awards pays tribute to today’s most influential and iconic artists.

Holiday Fashion on Ice

HALSTON HERITAGE Women's Cap Sleeve Boatneck Faille Dress with Back Cut Out

  • A line skirt with slight hi-lo hem.
  • Self blocked structured dress - faille side on body for texture, side inserts on side panels.
  • 100% Polyester
See more Halston Heritage.

Monday, December 21, 2015

Beautiful Bella Thorne With ban.do

Bella Thorne was photographed carrying ban.do this past week in New York! The actress used ban.do's I Am Very Busy iPhone case while out promoting her latest film, Alvin And The Chipmunks: The RoadChip ($20, www.bando.com).
Bella Thorne is Beautiful
very busy

Happy New Year Style History

Mode Studios, the original video programming and branded entertainment division of Mode Media, today released their latest episodes of their viral sensation original series, "100 Years of Fashion," which has surpassed 276 million views for the first 7 episodes, making it the most watched fashion video series ever.
100 YEARS OF NEW YEAR’S STYLE
Today, Mode Studios released the eighth episode, 100 Years of New Year’s Style, which takes viewers on a journey through men's festive fashion for the last evening celebration of the year, starting off with a beautiful tux with tails, and a top hat in 1915. Matt Watts, the model featured in 100 Years of Men's Fashion in 3 Minutes, and 100 Years of Men’s Swimwear, also stars in 100 Years of New Year’s Style. Watch the episode on Mode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Lvh2TeAErs.

The eighth episode is presented by Ryan Seacrest Distinction (RSD), available exclusively at Macy’s. RSD, a smart, stylish and timeless collection of men’s tailored clothing and accessories, is featured throughout this 100 Years New Year’s Eve episode, but most notably, in the 2015 look. The 2015 look features a blue velvet tuxedo, black tuxedo pants with a satin waist. Mr. Seacrest’s signature New Year’s Eve countdown also serves as a venerable ending for the segment.

Ryan Seacrest Distinction was founded in 2014 and has since become the most successful menswear launch at Macy’s in more than a decade. RSD tuxedos and smoking jackets are tailored, slim-cut and have a subtle throwback vibe to old Hollywood, along with a full range of accessories (shirts, bow ties, cufflinks and tie bars to have a many dapper and dazzling for New Year's Eve or any formal evening affair). 
New Years Eve Fashion
About Mode Media

Mode.com is an owned & operated social networking platform where creators can upload videos and build content stories. Content on Mode is curated by professional editors and distributed in user feeds—personalized by the Mode content algorithm technology. Since its launch in April, Mode has grown from zero to 38 million unique monthly users, and crossed over 1 billion streamed video views.

Mode Media, a top 10 U.S. media property with 136 million unique users a month, was founded in Silicon Valley in 2004 with a simple, yet powerful idea—to help people discover relevant content by combining the power of human curation of premium content with technology that distributes the right content to the right people at the right time. Today, Mode Media is building the largest independent premium video and content platform for creators powered by distribution and streaming technology that delivers targeted native videos, content and branded entertainment at scale in real-time.

If addition to history of fashion videos, you may want to do some reading.  If that is the case, you may want to visit the holiday fashion book list we posted recently.

You may also want to view the 100 Years of Wedding Fashion video.  Better yet, you would probably enjoy the 100 Years of Lingerie video as well.

Get Moving: Only A Few Shopping Days Left

Amazing Winter Boots
Finish your holiday shopping today to get everything wrapped and ready for Friday.

The splendid boots above are available at Ugg Australia.

Shopping for boots would be a fantastic idea.

You may also want to visit our shoe shopping page for additional resources.

Gartex 2016 Trade Show

Gartex is a comprehensive tradeshow on garment & textile machinery. The show is targeted to address the interests of those who wish to reach out to the textile and garment machinery and accessories market in India. Acting as a definitive gateway to provide excellent quality and one-stop selling and sourcing platform, the event will showcase products, services and technologies related to the complete production change.
Gartex 2016 is designed to be the trendsetter for the industry player to showcase new technology, state-of-the-art equipment, materials and services. The show hopes to accelerate technological advances in the Indian textile & garments industry through the showcase of high- quality, high- speed and competitively- priced products on 27th, 28th and 29th August 2016 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.

It will also provide a unique platform for international and national suppliers and trade visitors to expand their business opportunities in the garment and textile industry in India through networking and engaging in investment opportunities during the show.

Learn more about the Gartex India trade show.

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

Learn more about international apparel industry trade shows and textile machinery here on Apparel Search.

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

Friday, December 18, 2015

MeghanSAYS Let's Party with Shoes

MeghanSays Launch
If you didn't get a chance to join them live or on Periscope for the #MeghanSAYS launch party at the fabulous Pali House in West Hollywood, you can check out the video here.

(Full disclosure: this was their first Periscope and the video is unedited -- i.e. not fancy!)  Big shoutout to Blushington who did her makeup and brought their fabulous makeup artists to the event! How fun was that?

This week, we've seen so many great pictures of your MeghanSAYS shoes on Facebook and Instagram.  Meghan would love it if you would write a review on Nordstrom.com. They are entering everyone who writes a review from now until Dec 21st into a drawing for a $1000 gift card!

#MeghanSAYS: Let's Party

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Olivia Munn Plays Star Wars Dress Up

Olivia Munn recently posted a photo on Instagram wearing BaubleBar! The actress posed with her boyfriend Aaron Rogers in her Star Wars tee that she accessorized with BaubleBar's Pave Moondrop Pendant ($38; www.baublebar.com). 
BaubleBar Pave Moondrop Pendant
Learn more about Olivia Munn here on Apparel Search.

Gigi Hadid Ripped Jeans 2015

Gigi Hadid was photographed wearing Fidelity Denim three times in the past few months! The supermodel recently sported the Mila Monterey Light skinnies while posing with designer Tommy Hilfiger. She was also seen wearing the distressed style while out and about in NYC and a Maybelline photo shoot ($189, www.fidelitydenim.com).
Gigi Hadid Ripped Jeans
Learn more about Gigi Hadid from social media and other resources.

Fashion Books for the Holidays

Looking for fashion relevant gifts?  How about a book?

100 Years of Fashion
100 Years of Fashion
This book documents in pictures the most exciting and diverse period in fashion: from 1900 to today, covering high society, uniforms, sportswear, streetwear, and couture. It will appeal to everyone with an interest in fashion as well as students Over 400 photographs and illustrations, many published for the first time, tell the stylish story of a fashion revolution.  Learn more about the fashion book 100 Years of Fashion.

Fashion: The Definitive History of Costume and Style

Definitive History of Costume and Style
Tracing the evolution of fashion — from the early draped fabrics of ancient times to the catwalk couture of today — Fashion: The Definitive History of Costume and Style is a stunningly illustrated guide to more than three thousand years of shifting trends and innovative developments in the world of clothing.  Learn more about Fashion: The Definitive History of Costume and Style.

Vogue: The Covers
Vogue The Covers
Since its first cover on December 17, 1892, Vogue has had people talking. Vogue: The Covers chronicles the extraordinary images that have reflected—and transformed—the world of style for more than 120 years. More than 300 of the most beautiful, provocative, and fashion-forward covers ever produced are highlighted alongside the history and stories behind the covers themselves. Organized in chronological order by decade, Vogue: The Covers begins with the illustrated covers from the magazine’s inception in 1892 and spans the 20th century to the present day, charting the evolution of fashion, art, culture, and photography for the past 120 years. Featuring the work of influential artists—Helmut Newton, Irving Penn, Richard Avedon, Bruce Weber, Herb Ritts, Steven Meisel, Annie Leibovitz, and Mario Testino—the book is a stunning celebration of the magazine and its unparalleled influence.  Learn more about the book Vogue: The Covers.

The Fashion Book: Mini Edition

 The Fashion Book Mini Edition
Are you planning a trip and need some stylish reading along the way?  This may be the perfect A‐Z guide to the creators of today’s fashion world, now in a travel‐sized format. Learn more about The Fashion Book: Mini Edition

The Little Dictionary of Fashion: A Guide to Dress Sense for Every Woman
The Little Dictionary of Fashion
“Much has been written about fashion, in all its aspects, but i do not think any couturier has ever before attempted to compile a dictionary on the subject.”—from the little dictionary of fashion.

Christian Dior reveals the secrets of style in this charming handbook that no woman should be without. An indispensable guide that covers everything from what to wear to a wedding and how to tie a scarf to how to walk with grace, The Little Dictionary of Fashion is full of timeless tips. From afternoon frocks and accessories to traveling and tweed, Dior’s expertise ensures every girl will know the three fundamentals of fashion: simplicity, grooming, and good taste. Published for the Victoria and Albert Museum’s Golden Age of Couture exhibition celebrating the 50th anniversary of Dior’s “New Look” and illustrated with delightful photographs and drawings, this handbag-sized classic is the perfect gift for style-conscious women.  Learn more about the fashion book called The Little Dictionary of Fashion: A Guide to Dress Sense for Every Woman

Learn about more fashion books here on Apparel Search.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Holiday Glitter Trend Begins with Neanderthals

Did you know that glitter began with the Neanderthals? Recently anthropologists have found seashells stained with crushed pyrite (fool's gold) which they're thinking functioned as the very first makeup compacts.

At CRC, they are the beauty experts and have reviewed 15 of the top consumer publications in the last month to investigate the biggest beauty trends this holiday season.

As Marc Jacobs has said, "Shine is my favorite color" and everyone always takes it uber serious at Christmastime. And not just in the traditional glittery gown way you'd expect...

Here are just a few of the glittery trends we've picked up on that are upping the ante on making this sparkly season even sparklier:

Gold leaf hair - what?

Gilded Lids (but also lipstick) - because what glitters like 24-karat gold?

"Glamouflage" - a minimal version of the chunky sparkled eyes we love on the runway

The Sparkly Red Lip - an extra something to the classic hue

Rose - a subtle way to sparkle by giving you a fairy-take flush 

Sparkly Lashes - because the feline flick was not enough

Snow Globe Manis - shake things up (literally or not) with this new take on holiday-ready nails

Glowing - the next step to contouring that'll luminize your face with the subtlest sparkles

It's hard not to envy how the Neanderthals only had one way of wearing glitter - there are too many to choose from! 

There is one way to get an idea of which trends work best for you. The free beauty app YouCam Makeup (iOS/Android) allows you to try on makeup looks in real time via its live Makeup Cam that identifies your facial features. They have all of the above looks and more, including some specifically formulated for this holiday season and New Year's.

Learn more about YouCam at http://www.perfectcorp.com/

Thank you for taking the time to read our beauty app 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.

S&S Activewear Expands Promotional Apparel Reach

Promotional apparel wholesaler S&S Activewear announces plans for a new distribution center in Olathe, Kansas. The distribution center will bring 200 jobs to the Kansas City area and increase the company’s overnight delivery area size.

The new 473,000 square foot facility will expand S&S Activewear’s one-day shipping to multiple states in proximity to Missouri including Oklahoma, Kansas, North Texas, and a portion of Colorado.

They stock a nice selection from basics to unique styles from exclusive brands.

Learn more about corporate apparel suppliers and the meaning of promotional apparel.

Snowflakes & Fur Youth Empowerment Fashion Show

Registration is now open for the
2016 I HEART Fashion I HEART Kids
"Snowflakes & Fur"
Fashion Show and Workshops!

"I HEART Fashion.I HEART Kids" has featured over 400 kids and teens, strengthening their Self Confidence, Self Esteem, Self Worth, as youth while encouraging them to dream big. The  goal is to empower youth with the understanding that they can do anything they put their minds to. They can make a difference in their community, their nation, and even their world!

This show in February will be like NONE other as they celebrate our FIVE YEAR Anniversary!

I HEART Fashion I HEART Kids
February 6, 2016
Miami Airport Convention Center & Doubletree Hotel
711 NW 72 AVE
Miami, FL 33126

www.iheartFashioniheartKids.com

Here is a little reminder about the i Heart Kids event from last year.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Cropp Fashion

The youth brand Cropp was founded in 2004 and its products are addressed to people who value relations with peers and who want to manifest their independence through clothing.  Thanks to the cooperation with renowned partners Cropp stores offer products of the following brands: MITCHELL & NESS, KOMONO, SHARPIE, as well as NEW BALANCE and CONVERSE shoes.
Cropp
Cropp is a partner of many events addressed to artists and young people who indulge their passions. Lately the brand supported, among others, Cropp Tattoo Konwent – an event which attracted artists and fans of tattoo art from all over the world, and the Urban Forms Festival in Łódź which promoted street art.

LPP is a company with an international reach, which has been successfully operating in the clothing industry for over 20 years. They manage five recognizable brands: RESERVED, Cropp, House, MOHITO and SiNSAY.  Through their network of nearly 1600 stores,  they reach millions of customers in Europe, as well as in the Middle East.  They offer jobs for 20000 employees in their offices and sales structures e.g. in Warsaw, Gdańsk, Hamburg, Shanghai, Prague, Moscow, Kiev and Budapest. 

Yin Yang Philosophy of Sara Melissa Designs

Sara Melissa Designs introduces their new collection, inspired by the Yin Yang. 

Sara Melissa Designs embody the yin yang philosophy, meaning each shoe is slightly different. Take a second look and you will be enchanted by the remarkable detail of the shoes. Each pair offers a mirror effect, in which the colors are reversed. The designer Sara Melissa took inspiration from the yin yang to display a need for darkness. The darkness enables you to see the light. This metaphor can also be used in most of life’s situations, a positive to balance out the negative.  If you believe in this, you can find it powerful.  
Sara Melissa Designs Shoes
Sara Melissa takes pride in offering unique limited edition accessories. Each style is handcrafted with the finest detail and top quality leathers. Not only does the innovative yin yang colors on each shoe grab your attention, so does the silhouettes themselves.  Each style offers a cushioned insole with endless comfort and durability.

A company that gives back!

Sara Melissa donates 5% of their sales to a non- profit feminist organization that helps empower the rural women of Nicaragua.  For the past two decades, La F.E.M. has been providing education, legal and moral support to enable women to become economically independent.
 
“I come from Nicaragua, a third world country that is scarred by 100 years of war and, as a result, is one of the poorest in the world.  That being said, there is a defining need for me to contribute something that helps others, starting my own business is a platform that gives me a chance to do that.” 
Sara Melissa Designs
Thank you for taking the time to read our fashion 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.

Ekster Wallets are Smart Wallets

Ekster Wallets: a new smart wallet that’s ultra-slim, trackable and provides security via RFID blocking.

It’s the first-ever trackable and secure RFID-blocking smart wallet on the market that provides instant card access at the click of a button. For the fashion-minded, this high-end cardholder comes in premium calf leather (black or brown), and its sleek, minimalistic design ensures durability and style.
Ekster Smart Wallet
Launching today, Tuesday, December 15th at 7:00 a.m. ET – Ekster’s two-way tracking feature prevents you from ever losing your wallet or phone again – and you’re protected against any wireless skimming or identity theft.
Smart Wallet Tech

Give Vera Wang for the Holiday

Vera Wang Collection, Black Cashmere-Wool Blend Sweater.
Black Cashmere-Wool Blend Sweater
Looking for something versatile? This black cotton and cashmere-wool blend oversized cable knit sweater, featured in Vera Wang’s 2015 ad campaign, can be worn as a top or a dress for those who like the nonchalant look. Available at Vera Wang’s flagship boutiques and online at FARFETCH. $2,995.

See more Vera Wang gift options from our previous blog posts.  Please note some of the product in the older posts may not still be available for sale.

Check the Vera Wang official website for current fashion, jewelry, and fragrances.  You are sure to find the perfect holiday gift.

Clothing, Shoes, & More Sale

fifty to seventy percent off
Clothing, shoes and accessories
Clothing, Shoes, and More Sale

International Textile Fair 2016

International Textile Fair

Exhibitors are mainly from Europe, India, China, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Turkey and various other high-end manufacturers from around the world.  ITF will provide manufacturers and their agents with the opportunity to showcase their products to the most influential buyers and designers on the UAE fashion scene.  Principally a “TRADE ONLY”  event, provides a professional and conducive atmosphere to business and networking.

In response to the need for a dedicated trade exhibition in UAE, the show has been designed for a quality event for the Fashion Fabrics Business in the UAE.

Learn more about textiles and the textile industry here on Apparel Search.

Monday, December 14, 2015

Pilius Raincoat for Wheelchair Users

The story of Pilius – raincoat for wheelchair users, began a year and a half ago after fashion designer Petja Zorec won an international creative challenge DESIGN (DIS)ABILITY, aiming at the design of fashion accessory equipment for physically disabled people.
Pilius raincoat

After the initial success we decided to launch our product on Kickstarter. The fashion industry, based largely on an ideology that celebrates glamour and the perfect body, is therefore particularly
challenging to connect with and explore in relation to issues of disability.  Most of the few fashion accessories available on the market are originally designed either for people without disabilities
or as basic medical devices.

The Pilius raincoat for wheelchair users is designed for disabled.  It is a unique raincoat for wheelchair users which has contemporary aesthetics and functionality.  It provides fast and effective protection against rain and the elements.  The coat is actually high performance clothing that is technically functional outerwear made with top quality materials.  The design maintains a contemporary look providing, individuality, translucency, and customized features.

Their project is based on a proactive approach to creating a designer product that benefits those with both temporary and permanent limited mobility.

PILIUS is a unique raincoat for wheelchair users that pays particular attention to contemporary aesthetics and real functionality - providing fast and effective protection against rain and the elements. This exceptional raincoat covers the entire body as well as the wheelchair, without interfering with the wheelchair's manoeuvrability or overall operation.

Pilius fits snugly into a discreet bag with Velcro loops that fit onto the push handles or push bar of any manual wheelchair. On the lower part of the bag are two zippers that open from the middle outwards. With one simple move, the user pulls the sewn-in reflective strap and unfolds the raincoat from the back of the wheelchair.

Pilius is fashioned from a waterproof, windproof and vapour-permeable material made by Schoeller, a Swiss company specialized in high-tech textiles commonly used for sports and active lifestyle applications. The translucent fabric helps create a contemporary, urban look and emphasizes the individual style of the user.

Features like a thoughtfully designed hood, extended and reinforced sleeves, customized strapping options and reflective tape that provides high-visibility, are all designed and constructed to fit the
body perfectly, providing real comfort and protection. And a front pocket for smaller, personal items can also be used to stow the raincoat in a small, more compact package.

About the Designer:

Petja Zorec is part of the new wave of Slovenian fashion designers, bold enough to fuse contradictions, resulting in surprising and beautiful ready-to-wear. In 2013 she finished MA in Fashion design from Faculty of Natural Sciences and Engineering at University of Ljubljana, where she now works as an assistant. She is a regular feature on Ljubljana's fashion week.

Her collections meet the demands of everyday life with bending gender specifics and pre-conceived ideas. By combining traditional textile techniques with hi-tech, often athletic materials her clothes effortlessly shift back and forth between work and play, slow and superfast, cozy and cerebral.

Petja Zorec designs sportswear inspired menswear with emphasis on knitwear that can and should be worn by women also. Her liberating, innovative approach to design is getting more and more attention from individuals and companies, working in other creative industries, lining up exciting exhibitions and collaborations.

During her short career she received numerous national and international awards such as

Awards for Special Achievements (University of Ljubljana), Month of Design Award; Prospects - fashion design, highest national students award; Prešeren Award for best diploma, award for Sustainable Development of Republic of Slovenia, first prize in international creative DESIGN (DIS)ABILITY challenge and many others.

For more information:
Web: http://www.design-dis-ability.com/
Kickstarter campaign: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1619665743/pilius-raincoat-for-wheelchair-users?ref=nav_search
Social media: https://www.instagram.com/pilius_raincoat/

http://www.facebook.com/Pilius-515891598581895

BluBond Purchase Fashion with a Purpose

Raha Jamalian-Hershey created BluBond in 2012 with one thing in mind- “Purchase With a Purpose.” A unique e-commerce and digital content platform, BluBond provides a place for dialogue and awareness-building to show how fashion, textiles and design can elevate the importance of purchasing with a purpose.  BluBond prides itself in only selling products that are unique, artistic, and made through ethical and sustainable practices. With each purchase made on the website, BluBond then gives up to 75% of the sale back to the original cause being supported.

The site has a variety of men’s and women’s fashion, accessory, beauty and candle options that would be fun holiday gifts. 
BluBond

BluBond is the fashion hub for up-and-coming designers and brands to showcase and sell their one-of-a-kind merchandise to help raise awareness and funds for charitable causes. BluBond appreciates people’s needs to be individuals, and they cater to that need of shopping for charity by scouting out artistic individuals all over the world with interesting perspectives and takes on lifestyle and fashion. It doesn’t stop there; BluBond prioritizes in that it sells product only made through ethical and sustainable practices. www.blubond.com 

As the Founder of BluBond, Raha has more than 15+ years leadership experience building and directing well-known multi-million dollar brands and marketing initiatives. She has individually manages global business development, marketing, conceptualizing and sales for a startup firm providing fashion accessories. Additionally, she has worked on licensing agreements to market and promote company’s products for the NHL, PGA, MLB, Ferrari, and NCAA.

Anne Hathaway Faux Leather Maternity Leggings

Anne Hathaway was photographed wearing Seraphine over the weekend in NYC! The mommy-to-be showed off her pregnancy glow as she enjoyed a stroll with her parents wearing the Faux Leather Panel Maternity Leggings ($75; www.seraphine.com). 
Anne Hathaway Maternity December 2015
Below is a more clear image of the maternity leggings worn by a fashion model (not Anne).
Faux Leather Panel Maternity Leggings
See more of Anne Hathaway here on the Fashion Blog.

Learn more about Anne Hathaway.

Jeannie Mai in Windowpane Circle Skirt

Jeannie Mai was also spotted wearing  bebe this weekend. She looked chic at the opening night of Cirque Du Soleil's 'Kurios  in the Windowpane Circle Skirt ($129).
Jeannie Mai December 2015
Below is the skirt worn by a fashion model.
Windowpane Circle Skirt
See more trendy skirts on the Fashion Blog.

You may also want to view our previous blog post about stylist Jeannie Mai.

Kendall Jenner in Striped Sweater Crop Top

Kendall Jenner was photographed wearing bebe in Los Angeles. The supermodel looked casual and relaxed in her Long Sleeved Striped Sweater Crop Top as she ran errands (www.bebe.com).
Kendall Jenner Striped Sweater Crop Top
Learn more about Kendall Jenner from her social media posts etc.

Warren Buffett Sears & Seritage Growith

It appears that billionaire investor Warren Buffett has taken a stake in Seritage Growth Properties, which is a real estate trust created by Sears Holdings Corporation.  I guess we can add this to his list of clothing relevant holdings.

Seritage was formed by Sears Holdings in June by spinning off about 254 Sears and Kmart stores, as part of the struggling retailer's plans to raise cash.

As per our understanding from previous reading, the REIT, which now also includes Sears' 50 percent interest in joint ventures with three mall operators, has leased the stores back to Sears for operation.

Read more about the Sears & Seritage REIT arrangement.

Deepa Gurnani Fashionable Jewelry

Deepa Gurnani was created by husband and wife Deepa and Jay Lakhani with combined backgrounds at Alexander McQueen, Fendi, Tiffany's and Bvlgari. The distinctive jewelry has been worn by countless celebrities including Natalie Portman, Sasha Obama, Paris Hilton, Kelly Rowland, and the Kardashians.
Deepa Gurnani
Each Deepa Gurnani piece is created by hand in India, by the finest artisans using embroidery techniques passed from generation to generation. Initially, the company began ith just 10 embroiderers in India, a number that has grown to nearly 300 artisans today. Deepa Gurnani is also involved with charitable activities across India and is working to create a foundation to support orphaned children.

View more of the Deepa Gurnani 2016 Jewelry Collection.

Alexander McQueen New Season

Another new season of delicious fashion from Alexander McQueen.  Shop the collection at their website.
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Shop at the Alexander McQueen website.
Alexander Mcqueen December 2015
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Levi's Green Monday Event 2015

Extra 50% Off Sale Styles Today Only with code: GREEN50 
At Levi's.

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Sunday, December 13, 2015

Khush Clothing Spring 2016 Swimwear Collection

Introducing Khush Clothing
With a passion for traveling to exotic destinations like Bail, Indonesia - Brazilian designer, Patricia Tombini meticulously designs effortlessly chic product lines for women with that beach-bohemian flair.

Apparel Search is excited to announce the upcoming launch of Khush Clothing’s Spring 2016 Collection.  A beautiful mixture of hand painted batik prints, tie-dyes, and vibrant colors are sure to transport to a tropical paradise. With both trend and comfort in mind, the relaxed silhouettes are perfectly coupled with lovely hand embroidery details for this Spring 2016 season!
Learn more about Klush Clothing.

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