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Friday, December 29, 2017

Woman of the Year: Gal Gadot

Gal Gadot is an Israeli actress, singer, martial artist, and model. Gadot played the role of Wonder Woman which launched in theaters in 2017.
Gal Gadot Horseback
Fashionable.
Gal Gadot
Mesmerizing.
Gal Gadot Fashionable

Most Influential Fashion Blogger

Louis Vuitton Monet Handbag
Photo: Louis Vuitton & Jeff Koons - Masters LV X KOONS

The most influential fashion blogger of the year award goes to... 

Wait a minute, did you think I was actually going to give you a specific name.  First of all, today is December 29, 2017.  According to my calendar, the year is not over.  It is not fair to determine or announce the "best of the year" if the year is not actually completed.  It is very possible that an amazing & very trendy author was planning on writing hundreds of spectacular (and very last minute) posts over the next two days.  Possibly that would catapult them into the lead to win this years title.

How do we judge the best fashion influencer?

Picking the top fashion influencer is almost as challenging as picking the most beautiful fashion blogger of the year.  Yes, it is very hard.

If beauty is in the eye of the beholder, how can anyone be crowned "most beautiful".   Well, we use the law of averages.  The law of averages is a layman's term for a belief that the statistical distribution of outcomes among members of a small sample must reflect the distribution of outcomes across the population as a whole.  Therefore, if "I" determine someone is beautiful, it is likely that based on math many other people would also agree.  Truth be told, we conveniently use the law of averages because I am the only person voting... 

Most Beautiful Fashion Blogger

Who is the most beautiful fashion blogger of 2017?  

Beautiful Negin Mirsalehi

We are not telling you who is the most beautiful blogger, but what we will tell you is that the above images are of Negin Mirsalehi.  She must be one of the contenders for the top honors.

Does beauty matter in terms of influence?

Men & women that are not so attractive can be excellent writers.  Writing is half the trick of creating an influencial fashion blog.  Being able to post attractive photography and stunning outfits is a key ingredient in the successful blog recipe.  Does seeing ugly people in clothing influence your buying decisions?  To be honest, I prefer to view pretty people.  That's why I removed the mirrors from my home.

Do you want to see ugly fashion bloggers or pretty ones?

Does the most beautiful fashion blogger equate to the most influential fashion blogger?  I am thinking that beauty, hard work, a great sense of style, all contribute to becoming the most influential fashion blogger of the year.  Negin Mirsalehi appears to have all the bases covered.  She gets our vote.

Ugly Fashion Bloggers

Beautiful fashion bloggers appear to have more of an influence than ugly fashion bloggers.  Is that a true of false statement?  Well, let's take a look at some of the top style blog websites of 2017.  In my opinion, these top fashion influence's are darn pretty to say the least.

Does Appearance Matter?  Can't hurt.

Chiara Ferragni, The Blonde Salad.   Pretty sure that if you look like Barbie, you will get some good attention.  The fantastic sense of style and writing can't hurt either.
Chiara Ferragni
Kristina Bazan, Kayture. - a multifaceted talent. From international it girl to author and singer, she is widely considered as one of the most famous digital influencers in the world.  Correct me if I am wrong, but she is also striking in appearance.
Kristina Bazan Kayture
Julia Engel, Gal Meets GlamGal Meets Glam is a source of inspiration that covers everything from fashion and beauty to home and travel. Every day you can expect Julia to capture and share what’s inspiring her.  She started the blog in 2011 and it has grown tremendously.  A pure & classic beauty that looks astonishing in nearly any type of clothing category.

Julia Engel

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Top Handbags Saks Fifth Avenue December 2017

The reviews are in—see what other people are saying about the most coveted pieces at Saks Fifth Avenue.  You can decide which you think would be the best handbag of 2017.  Well, it is now December 18th.  So, what ever handbag you select now, might be the best handbag of 2018.  Only a few days left for this year.

Shop for the top handbags at Saks Fifth Avenue.

Best Selfies by Pretty People

Pretty people take the best selfies.
Best Selfie
Camila Cabello from the Guess Holiday 2017 fashion campaign.

Monday, December 25, 2017

Ugly Christmas Sweaters 2017

Clothing that makes you smile is always a good thing.

Ugliness is a property of a person or thing that is unpleasant to look upon and results in a highly unfavorable evaluation. To be ugly is to be aesthetically unattractive, repulsive, or offensive.  Not sure how, but ugly sweaters have become an important part of Christmas fashion.

Merry Christmas 2017

Merry Christmas
Wishing you a happy and stylish holiday.

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Tight Just Right Jeans

Looking for the right tight jeans for 2018?

Tight jeans that are just right is not an easy task.  Getting into them maybe half the battle. According to Levi's they have the perfect solution.

  • 85% Cotton, 12% Polyester, 3% Elastane (High Stretch Denim)

The 710 Super Skinny
710 Super Skinny Jeans
Super skinny. Super sexy. The perfect jean for a modern look.

Must Have Accessories for Winter 2018

Almost time to roll into 2018.  Time to think of which fashion accessories to bring with you into the New Year.
Fashion Accessories 2018
Visit the Saks Fifth Avenue website to find the above options and many more fashion accessories to choose from.

Burberry Printed Shearling Jacket

Women's Burberry Jacket
Shop for this women's Burberry brand jacket at Saks Fifth Avenue.

Friday, December 15, 2017

Converse x JW Anderson Sneaker

OK, if you are a sneaker fanatic, you most likely already know about this shoe.  However, for those of you that have not yet seen this gem, here it is for your viewing pleasure.
Converse x JW Anderson Collection
Converse x JW Anderson Collection

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Woolrich Arctic Parka for Men

The Woolrich iconic Arctic Parka Detachable Fur features Loro Piana Storm System® wool that is completely waterproof and wind resistant, ensuring lasting comfort even on the coldest days. A detachable coyote fur lined hood and upper hand warmer and lower button flap pockets deliver added style and warmth to this parka. 
Style #: WA1085

Monday, December 11, 2017

Reptile Slip-on Shoes

No, they are not made of reptile skin.  They are actually reptile shoes.  

I wish these came in my size.

You can find these kids shoes at Vans.

Unicorn Sneakers for Girls

Am I dreaming?  Or did I really just see a unicorn? 
Vans Asher Unicorn Shoes
Kids Asher Unicorn

Yes, they have been made in purple as well.

Shop at Vans.

Purple Velvet Shoes - Old Skool

OK, we have all heard of Elvis's "blue suede shoes", but know we know about "purple velvet shoes".

Vans Luxurious but cool, the Velvet Old Skool, the Vans classic skate shoe and first to bare the iconic sidestripe, is a low top lace-up featuring crushed velvet uppers, re-enforced toecaps to withstand repeated wear, padded collars for support and flexibility, and signature rubber waffle outsoles. 
Purple Velvet Old Skool Vans

https://www.vans.com/shop/velvet-old-skool-sea-fog-black


Purple Shoes
Shop for cool men's shoes at Vans.

Here is a bit of trivia about "Old Skool".

Vans #36, the Old Skool, debut was in 1977 with the now famous Vans Sidestripe. The Old Skool is Vans' first skate shoe that incorporated leather panels for increased durability. What started as a random doodle by Paul Van Doren was originally referred to as the "jazz stripe" and has become the unmistakable hallmark of the Vans brand.

Learn more about the Vans men's shoes & clothing brand.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Shearer's UGG Australia

Shearer's Ugg is the iconic brand name of Ugg Original Pty. Ltd., an Australian Ugg boots manufacturer for over 25 years. Based in Sydney, the company began making sheepskin products in 1988 before specializing in the manufacture of high quality ugg boots.
Shearers UGG

UGG Trademark is Complicated

We don't learn something new every day, but it is nice when we do.  To be honest, I had been a bit confused but the following helps a bit.  If you are curious about the brand name you may find the following to be of interest.

In 1971, Shane Steadman registered the trademark UGH-BOOT on the Australian Trade Mark Registry, and obtained an Australian registration for UGH in 1982 (yes, that is spelled with an "H"). These registrations remained valid in Australia until removed for non-use in 2006.   Steadman sold his UGH brand boots widely in Australia throughout the 1970s and 1980s.  This registration was subsequently sold to Ugg Holdings Inc. in early 1995. In August 1995, Deckers Brands purchased Ugg Holdings, and in 1999 registered Ugg Holdings trademarks, including the UGG AUSTRALIA label (with sun-like device), in Australia. However, attempts by Deckers to stop other traders using the "UGG" mark in Australia led to a decision by IP Australia that "UGG" is a generic term in Australia and New Zealand to which Deckers did not have trade mark rights. Nevertheless, Deckers holds registrations for the UGG trademark in the United States, China and over 130 other countries.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Yummy Kids Winter Fashion

If you are scared of spiders, you will not be scared of Spyder (with a "Y").  If you have young children and are looking for a delicious looking winter onesie, look no further.  The Baby Yummy Onesie from Spyder is so cute.
Baby Yummy Onesie Spyder

Friday, December 8, 2017

Reebok Innovation Collective - Floatride Foam, Flexweave, Pump Supreme

Opening Ceremony Reebok Pump Supreme
Opening Ceremony Reebok Pump Supreme
Introducing the Reebok Innovation Collective, an open-sourced pursuit of progression via innovation. Together, the Reebok brand and key collaborators are developing footwear and apparel that deliver the next generation of performance and expression. The Reebok Innovation Collective will expose stories of partnership, design, and creation. You are invited to witness and participate in their pursuit of progression as they aim to enable yours.  

A lightweight running shoe without sacrificing cushioning is a performance runners dream.  In 2018, the Reebok Floatride Racer at around 100g will aim to break make this dream come true.  Thanks to the breakthrough innovation of Floatride Foam – the same technological development behind 2017’s Floatride Run and Floatride Space Boot SB-01, runners will feel like they are running on air in 2018.  The revolutionary racing flat is designed with speed and function in mind to maintain optimal cushioning in a super lightweight package.

Burberry Banner Fringe Leather Crossbody

Burberry Banner Fringe Leather Crossbody
Burberry - Banner Fringe Leather Crossbody Bag at Saks Fifth Avenue Style code: 0400096115297

Shop for this beautiful Burberry crossbody handbag at Saks Fifth Avenue while supplies last.  They are heading out of the store, so act quick if you want one.
Learn more about the Burberry handbags and fashion brand.

Best Gifts to Give and Receive

The best gifts to give (and receive) are from the iconic British fashion house Burberry.

Burberry Double Breasted Shearling Jacket

Burberry Double Breasted Shearling
This lovely jacket is Style code: 0400096314769 at Saks.

Shop for Burberry at Saks Fifth Avenue.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Fashion Website SEO Tips 2018

The more visitors to your fashion website the better.  This was important in 2017 and will be equally or more important in 2018.  Search engine optimization is one of the "many" issues modern day fashion businesses face.  The days of simply designing fabulous clothing is behind us.  It is critical to stay up to speed on the latest fashion trends, but you now must also keep a careful eye on online strategies as well.  This is where SEO tips come into play.  If you are not yet sure exactly what I am talking about you may want to first visit our Fashion SEO term.

Here are the Apparel Search SEO tips for 2018:

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Never Too Late Fitness Fashion

Are you ready?  Get ready, set, now go look good.  Yes, it takes hard work.  

Step one, get the proper fitness fashion.
Step two, go exercise.
Fitness Fashion Fabletics
Work your core, the rest will follow.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Women's Shellista II Boots: The North Face

Yummy.  The women's Shellista II boot comes in multiple colors as well as size variations.  Do you like the mid height or the shorty?
Women's Shellista II

Fly in Style with Vapormax Flyknit

Simply, "WOW".  Nike Air Vapormax Flyknit Moc for women.  Running shoes to help you fly down the road (or treadmill) with style.
Nike Air Vapormax Flyknit Moc

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Modern Moms Jeans

Not your old mother's mom jeans.  Lee has put a fresh look on an old classic.  Your mom has never looked so good as she does with her modern moms jeans.
Modern Mom Jeans

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Alli Simpson Pitch & Style Perfect

Alli Simspon was photographed wearing Zvelle and Chris Gramer to the Australian premiere of Pitch Perfect 3. Alli looked fierce on the black carpet wearing Chris Gramer's Pleated Skorts ($217; www.chrisgramer.com) and Zvelle's Leila Heels in Black ($485, www.zvelle.com).
Alli Simspon

Musse&Cloud with Kiersey Clemons

Musse&Cloud has teamed up with respected Actress and Musician, Kiersey Clemons to create and collaborate on the new capsule collection #by Kiers. This collection was designed by Kiersey with the intent “of a collection that appeals to all of the women in my life no matter how different they all are." 
Musse&Cloud Shoes
Voted by Vogue as one of the top influential style icons for her generation, Kiersey has chosen unique detailing and leathers for her collection. The silhouettes are unique and will make any woman feel they could wear them on the runway or to the grocery store.
Musse&Cloud with Kiersey Clemons
The collection was launched November 28th exclusively @Zappos.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Izod Returns to the Women's Market

Izod was "out", but it appears to be coming back "in".

On January 7, 2015 (yes, I said 2015) parent company PVH announced that it would be closing all 120 Izod retail outlets due to an increased competitive environment driven by more premium brands in the outlet retail channel.  This move was not intended to affect Izod's growing wholesale business to department stores and other retailers.  As of 2015, Izod no longer made or sold women's clothing except for the golf line.  In the opinion of Apparel Search, exiting the women's market may not have been the best idea.  Rather than spending time and energy strategizing how to exit the women's market, they possibly could have better spent time focusing on redesigning a new logo.

"Izod" has meaning to a particular segment of consumer, the current "logo" possibly not so much.

Obviously losing the alligator hurt (the pain possibly started back in 1993).  Which may have ultimately led to the desperate idea of bailing out of the very important women's market.

Maybe they should have taken a bite out of Lacoste and been more creative with a competitive logo.  Maybe PVH should hire someone from Apparel Search.  We would tell them to create a better logo to eat the Lacoste alligator for lunch.  Let's be honest, the Lacoste logo is more recognizable that the "IZ" crest.
  • Just in case you are not aware, Izod and Lacoste are two DIFFERENT companies.

Flyknit Women's Sports Bra

Minimize Bounce, Maximize Confidence

Nike has applied a highly technical innovation to address a seemingly unsolvable problem—and the result is a strikingly simple bra. Flyknit technology integrates areas of support and stretch precisely where you need it, resulting in minimal bounce for maximum comfort and confidence.

The Nike FE/NOM Flyknit Women's Sports Bra is not only currently their lightest-weight high-support bra yet, but also the first to feature Nike Flyknit technology. Through the same process used to make our sustainable Flyknit footwear, the bra has been revolutionized to deliver unmatched support, comfort, and a virtually seamless, barely-there feel.
Nike Flyknit Sports Bra
Revolutionary Comfort

She Prefers Plain Front Trousers

If your girl friend or wife prefers to see you in plain front trousers but you prefer wearing pleated trousers, what do you do?  
Flat Plain Front Verse Pleated Trousers

Monday, November 27, 2017

Christina Milian wears TITIKA Active

Christina Milian was spotted wearing TITIKA Active in Studio City over the holiday weekend. Christina looked sporty while running errands wearing the Janelle Leggings ($46.80, www.titikaactive.com). 
Christina Milian Fitness Pants

UGG Loungewear

Who say's comfy and cozy better than UGG?  Lounging in UGG fashion, what a great idea.

Happy Cyber Monday 2017

Have fun shopping today.  Keep in mind, it is best to buy clothing, shoes, or fashion accessories.  Support the fashion industry on Cyber Monday.

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Back to Fitness Fashion

Did you eat too much for Thanksgiving?  Maybe it's time to think about fitness fashion instead of leftovers from the holiday feast.
Fitness Fashion Jenna Dewan Tatum
The above fashion photos are from the Danskin “Fit for Everything” campaign featuring brand ambassador Jenna Dewan Tatum wearing its debut collection of intimates and loungewear.

See more Danskin fitness fashion at their website.

Friday, November 24, 2017

Kid Cudi MR. RAGER Sweatshirts

"MR. RAGER" Collection Releases Exclusively Black Friday
Kid Cudi announces the launch of "MR. RAGER," a limited-edition merchandise collection on shop.kidcudi.com at 10am EST today. Designed by Virgil Abloh, this marks the only time the 4-piece capsule will be available online following Kid Cudi's critically acclaimed "Passion Pain & Demon Slayin'" North American Tour. The collection will be available to fans who missed the tour online from Black Friday - Cyber Monday.
Kid Cudi MR. RAGER

Nordstrom Black Friday 2017

Shop at Nordstrom for Black Friday 2017 deals on fashion, footwear, and beauty products.
Women's & Men's Fashion at Nordstrom

Lord & Taylor Black Friday 2017

Lord & Taylor Black Friday fashion and footwear sale promotions for 2017.
Lord & Taylor Black Friday 2017

Shop at Lord & Taylor if you are not yet tired of Black Friday shopping.

40% Off Levi's Promotion Code

Black Friday & Cyber Monday Levi's promotion code INDIGO40 can save you 40% off.

Visit the Levi's store online or go to an actual store to learn more.
Indigo Friday
Sale Ends Monday November 27, 2017.

30 Percent Off UGG Boots Black Friday 2017

30 Percent Off UGG Boots
Black Friday save up to 30% Off New Markdowns.  Visit their site to learn more about the details of this Black Friday promotion.  UGG.

Here are a few examples of what you will find at the UGG website.
UGG Shoes & Boots Black Friday
The same great UGG high quality shoes but at Black Friday sale prices.

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