Welcome to the Fashion Blog

Are you interested in reading fashion news about haute couture, prêt-à-porter and avant-garde clothing? We hope so because you will learn about these topics as well as find style reports about emerging designers, new lifestyle brands, cutting edge fabrics, and much more. Anything relevant to the fashion industry is open for discussion.

Enjoy the fashion blog to obtain your daily dose of inspiration. Keep your wardrobe as trendy as your mind.

Read more about fashion & style.

We hope that you love reading about fashion as much as we do.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Homecoming Dresses Donated to Underprivileged Girls

A new charity called the “Believe in Yourself Project” is helping to replace the poor body image that afflicts many girls and women. 

This image is heightened by what the traditional fashion industry deems as beautiful: Women are expected to appear a certain way and live up to a manufactured and unrealistic notion of what beauty is. At the same time, strained finances can prevent many girls from keeping up with what’s trending or cool, making them feel isolated among their friends for not being able to afford clothing that is deemed as "in" socially. In an attempt to promote a positive body image, founder of online fashion site http://www.ustrendy.com has created the " Believe in Yourself Project
Believe in Yourself Project

Eastman Naia Cellulosic Yarn

Introducing Eastman Naia™ cellulosic yarn. 


Eastman Naia cellulosic yarn
The luxurious yarn is light, cool, and hypoallergenic, and is machine washable. Fabrics made with Naia also have a high, luster, shine, and drape. Naia is also made from sustainably harvested trees.


Naia Fashion
Comfort: Fabrics made with Naia are light and cool against the skin as well as hypoallergenic. Inherent moisture management allows the fabric to stay cool and dry twice as fast as nylon. Naia has excellent dry rates (3 mL/hr) and can wick moisture away from the skin up to 7 times better than polyester.

Ease of Care: Naia has adaptable qualities that allow it to fit easily into most lifestyles, as it can be laundered at home, allows for easy stain removal (in fact, Naia releases stains from red lipstick and foundation makeup twice as effectively as polyester and nylon), has excellent wrinkle recovery, reduces odor twice as well as polyester, and does not pill easily. Naia fabrics don’t require dry cleaning and end consumers can wash Naia fabrics without fear of shrinkage or stretching.

Luxury: Fabrics made with Naia can have a high luster, shine, and drape. If the garment style demands it, Naia can also have a subtle matte finish instead. Fabrics made with Naia can be easily printed. Naia is 1.5x more lustrous than nylon.

Doctor Lip Bang Lip Balm

Doctor Lip Bang is dedicated to helping you rock your own personal style with pride in a unique way. With a variety lip products in several colors and scents, there is a perfect shade to help you express you! Take care of your skin as the cold weather rolls in by using natural products to show off your style. Doctor Lip Bang is a lip wellness brand enthusiastic about helping you show your personality with the best ingredients and they love to give back along the way.
Doctor Lip Bang Lip Balm
This lip line features electrifying, 100% natural lip balm formula in four different shades of buildable, lip nourishing color. Simply do 1 swipe for quick and easy color, 2 swipes for a bolder look, and 3 for maximum coverage.

Ricci Fuzzy Sneakers

What do you think of these women's shoes?  This color option is Dusk.  They also come in black, iceberg (light blue) and natural (tan).

The fuzzy look and feel of the new Ricci sneaker has the world rethinking texture for fall. Consider these unexpected combinations for an unforgettable look.

Women's Ricci Model: 1019659  Yes, they are UGG brand.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Andrea Barber Wearing Adrianna Papell Velvet Dress

Andrea Barber was photographed wearing Adrianna Papell while on her way to the Kathie Lee & Hoda show earlier this afternoon. The Fuller House star looked stylish in Adrianna Papell's Mock Neck Velvet Dress with Stone Beading ($289, www.adriannapapell.com).
Andrea Barber

Nicky Hilton x Tolani collection

Nicky Hilton was photographed wearing Nicky Hilton x Tolani in NYC today. The socialite showed off her growing baby bump in the Farrah Blouse, a piece from her Nicky Hilton x Tolani collection, launching in Spring 2018 (price available upon request, www.tolanicollection.com). 
Nicky Hilton x Tolani collection

All About Fabric

Guess what this blog post is about?  It's all about fabric.  

Fashion is great, but you generally need fabric to make fabulous fashion.  Yes, you can also use leather...

Here are a few of our blog posts about fabrics.

Benefits of Wool

Soft & Comfortable Performance Fabrics

Dress Shirt Fabrics

Durable Denim

Suit Fabrics

Cross Functional Denim

Fashion Fabrics by the Yard
All About Fabric


Baby Terry Cloth

Does baby terry cloth exist?  Or do we simply think baby terry fabric exists because terry fabric is often associated with babies (baby towels, etc.)
Terry cloth is familiar as the material that is used for bath towels and washcloths. It is also used by clothing manufacturers to make garments, such as the classic bath robe and slippers, as well as athletics warm-up suits and exercise gear.

Terry is a type of fabric with a plush texture that is soft to the touch and has highly absorbent qualities. Terry cloth features a high loop pile, which may be on one or both sides of the fabric. 

Cotton is the principal material used to manufacture terry cloth, but it may also include polyester, rayon, linen, or blends of spandex or Lycra to add stretch.

Their are different types of terry cloth.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Fashion Model Sophia Pippen Featured

Fashion Model Sophia Pippen
Fashion Model Sophia Pippen recently featured for Oscar De La Renta Spring 18' + Mocha Magazine 

 SoSophia feature in print issue of Mocha Magazine
Sophia Pippen for Oscar De La Renta Bridal Spring 18' by Kristian Schuller 

Selma Blair Goes Off The Shoulder

Selma Blair made a fashion statement in Endless Rose during a Saturday morning stroll with her new rescued pup, Cappuccino in West Hollywood. The brunette beauty wowed in an Endless Rose Off-The-Shoulder Midi Dress belted with white ribbon in a Periwinkle Panelia Print ($62.99).
Selma Blair Goes Off The Shoulder

See more of Selma Blair here on the Fashion Blog.

Bally Collective by Swizz Beatz

Bally Collective Shoes
Shop for the Bally Collective curated by Swizz Beatz at Saks Fifth Avenue.

Work Hard Clothing

When we look at bib overalls the first thing that comes to mind is hard work. However, they can also be worn as fashion.  If you are looking for a hard working trend, you may want to stop by the Carhartt website to check out their men's and women's bib overall selection.


Carhartt Overalls

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Women's Hoodies & Sweatshirts from Carhartt

Comfort is queen.  Built for the Carhartt women, these sweat shirts were made to work as hard as you do.

Clarksburg Graphic Pullover Sweatshirt

Satin Shoe Trend

Left to right, Roger Vivier jeweled satin in botties, 3.1 Phillip Lim blade booties, Aquazzura crystal party booties.
Satin Shoe Trend

Shine on Satin.

You can also find satin shoes from Rebecca Minkoff, Olgana Paris, Gucci, and more.
Gucci Dragon Mules with Crystal Heels
Style code: 0400095438531
Gucci Dragon Mules with Crystal Heels.  This fine luxury shoe has satin upper.

Shop for satin shoes at Saks Fifth Avenue.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Apollo Watch Inspired by Space

Inspired by space, the Apollo watch was designed with planets of the solar system in mind. Engineered to directly align with the principles of sustainable development and social responsibility, the construction itself is inspired by the trajectories of the planets around the sun.
Apollo Watch
The Apollo watch is set to launch on Kickstarter next week with a $25,000 funding goal.

Louise Roe Wears Seraphine Maternity Fashion

Louise Roe shared a photo on her Instagram recently wearing Seraphine! The mommy-to-be looked chic as she posed in her Ultra-Soft Ribbed Knit Maternity Dress ($89; www.seraphine.com/us).
Louise Roe 2017

Emma Roberts in Grateful Dead Raglan

Emma Roberts posed for an Instagram photo today wearing Junk Food Clothing! The actress toasted to the weekend in her Grateful Dead Raglan ($55, similar styles available at www.revolve.com). 
Emma Roberts wears Raglan

Here is a closer look at the Grateful Dead Raglan.
Grateful Dead Raglan
See more of Emma Roberts here on the Apparel Search Fashion Blog.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Jessica Gomes Sporty-Chic

Jessica Gomes was photographed wearing daniel patrick earlier this week in Los Angeles! The model/actress looked sporty-chic pairing her black leggings with daniel patrick's hero sweat iii in dark camo ($225, www.danielpatrick.us). 
See more of Jessica Gomes here on the Fashion Blog.

Honey Birdette Shapewear Collection

Honey Birdette’s first ever shapewear collection.
Honey Birdette Shapewear Collection
The four piece collection features a push-up plunge style bra, waist clinching waspie, high waist thong and ultra high waist brief and vows to accentuate the feminine silhouette.

Bruce Pask Men's Fashion Director for Neiman Marcus

Neiman Marcus Group has announced that Bruce Pask has expanded his responsibilities to include Men's Fashion Director for Neiman Marcus as well as continuing his role of Men's Fashion Director at Bergdorf Goodman. In his new role he will set the tone for men's fashion for both brands, as well as serving as a spokesperson on men's fashion, style and trends.

Learn more about Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman.

Fashion Jobs for the Holiday Season

Macy's, Inc. yesterday announced plans to hire approximately 80,000 seasonal associates for positions at its Macy's and Bloomingdale's stores, call centers, distribution centers and online fulfillment centers nationwide for the 2017 Christmas and holiday season.

To discover open positions and opportunities for on-site interviews, candidates should apply in advance at macysJOBS.com or bloomingdalesJOBS.com. Positions in all facilities and stores nationwide are searchable on the easy-to-navigate hiring sites. Candidates who submit applications online will receive a response via e-mail.

PortoVino Wine Bag

PortoVino wine bag from Bella Vita Bags is all the rage, and makes for a fantastic gift idea for literally everyone (men included)!


PortoVino wine bag Bella Vita Bags
These bags have been designed to carry all of a woman's essentials including the essential drink on the go…wine, water, gatorade…..whatever your fancy! It has been all the rage, and is now available in both leather tote and a canvas beach tote!

The beach tote wine bag retails at a lower price point of $39.95 (it’s leather counterpart retails for $74.95), so it appeals to a broader audience, and people are LOVING it! 

Monday, September 18, 2017

Candace Cameron Bure Graces Endless Summer Issue

From Full House to becoming a #1 New York Times Best Selling Author, Candace Cameron Bure is not looking to slow down anytime soon. With the success of Fuller House the actress turned author has been solidifying her place into the hearts of viewers across the globe from a young age and its easy to see why. Recently the LA native gave Los Angeles Travel Magazine the inside scoop on how she manages to stay fit with her hectic schedule, where she heads for a romantic getaway and which destinations she has been dying (not literally) to check off her bucket list!
Candace Cameron Bure Red Dress

Anne Heche Wears Sexy Cutout Dress

Anne Heche was photographed wearing Randi Rahm at HBO's Post Emmy Awards Reception. The Brave actress showed off her incredible figure in the Stella Couture gown with side cutouts as she posed for photos.
Anne Heche Wears Sexy Cutout Dress

You may also be interested in seeing Anne Heche in her trendy jumpsuit.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Anne Heche Jumpsuit and Double Finger Ring

Anne Heche was photographed September 14, 2017 wearing Adrianna Papell and Henri Bendel to The Hollywood Reporter And SAG-AFTRA Inaugural Emmy Nominees Night in Los Angeles the other night. The Brave star looked chic in a white Adrianna Papell Flutter One Shoulder Jumpsuit ($199, www.adriannapapell.com) accented with Henri Bendel's Orbital Double Finger Ring ($128, www.henribendel.com). 

Anne Heche

Friday, September 15, 2017

Bravado Fashion with Yachty's Pizzeria

Following the launch of Yachty's Pizzeria in NYC last month, Lil' Yachty and
Bravado announce his second pop-up pizzeria at Delicious Pizza in Hollywood this Saturday, September 16 and Sunday, September 17. The Atlanta-born artist will offer Angelenos a unique opportunity to enjoy an iconic west coast slice while shopping limited-edition exclusive merchandise inspired by Yachty's Pizzeria.  The pop-up will offer five styles available for purchase, including short sleeve tees for $30, long sleeve tee for $40, hoodie for $60, satin bomber jacket for $100 and hats for $30. All customers will receive their pizza in a limited-time only Yachty's Pizzeria pizza box.

Saturday, September 16 - Sunday, September 17
12pm-7pm
Delicious Pizza
6601 Sunset Blvd.

@lilyachty
@deliciouspizzahq
#yachtyspizza

The collection is presented in partnership with Bravado, UMG's leading merchandise and brand management company.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

House of Edge LondonEdge 36

48 hours of anarchy, fashion and mayhem from 3rd- 4th September as the Business Design Centre was transformed into an alternative fashion mecca for LondonEdge. The team positively rocked their 36th show delivering a bevvy of new exhibitors, seminars and industry insights, mesmerising catwalk shows and an unforgettable after-show party alongside countless other extra-curricular activity. Showcasing brands such as T.U.K, Collectif and Sourpuss, the list of exhibitors was packed with newly discovered glory.



In true LondonEdge spirit, the show kicked off with a seminar on the history of tattoo by expert speaker Dr. Matt Lodder. He took the audience through 150++ years of tattooing and, presenting to a full-house, Matt set the bar for the show’s fascinating seminar programme.

The rest of the line-up did not disappoint, closely followed by seminars by social media, blogging and vintage guru Kate Beavis and author Fiona Cartledge who took audiences back to the heyday of the 90s. Designed to give attendees the full 360˚ experience, a trip to this trade show certainly gave visitors much more than a look into the future season’s collections.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Laverne Cox Stuns in MIKAEL D Daring Gown

Actress, Laverne Cox wearing designer MIKAEL D black to the 2017 Creative Arts Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday September 10, 2017.  She was stunning at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, CA.
Laverne Cox wearing designer MIKAEL D
ABOUT MIKAEL D:

In 2012, Mikael Derderian took a leap of faith and by believing in his personal ability he established his own private label, MIKAEL D. His influential line is based on collections that intertwine myriad cultural influences from Montreal to Beirut, Italy and France...The result is accomplished excellence that knows no boundaries, yet with a true sense of identity all its' own. For this is the material of an exacting haute couture ethos and magical vitality coupled with a spur of contemporary energy.

Kate Bosworth in Ragdoll LA Slip Skirt

Kate Bosworth was photographed wearing Ragdoll LA while stepping out in NYC. The always-chic actress looked polished and professional in her camel coat, silky tank, and Ragdoll LA Slip Skirt in Vintage Black ($249, www.ragdoll-la.com).  
Kate Bosworth Ragdoll LA Slip Skirt

SS18 Nicholas K Instagram Release

SS18 INSTAGRAM RELEASE
SS18 INSTAGRAM RELEASE

See the Azulik Collection release https://www.instagram.com/nicholaskstudio/

London Fashion Week September 2017 Schedule

London Fashion Week September 2017
15th - 19th September 2017 

Being in the know and planning around events on and off schedule helps to make the most of London Fashion Week.  Make sure to keep up with the schedule.

London Fashion Week September 2017 Schedule

Monday, September 11, 2017

Nordstrom Local

Leading fashion specialty retailer Nordstrom, Inc. is pleased to announce Nordstrom Local – the company's latest retail concept and neighborhood hub where customers can shop and access Nordstrom services in a convenient, central location. This brand new Nordstrom experience will launch in West Hollywood on October 3, on the same day as the company's Westside Pavilion store relocation to Century City.


Nordstrom Local
Nordstrom Local will have a 3,000 sq. ft. footprint; much smaller than an average 140,000 sq. ft. Nordstrom store. This service-focused concept store has no dedicated inventory – rather, customers who want to shop will have access to Personal Stylists, who can transfer merchandise in for customers, as well as a suite of convenient services like Buy Online, Pick-Up In-Store (available same-day), Alterations & Tailoring, Trunk Club services, manicure appointments and more (please see full list below). Customers will also be able to make returns at Nordstrom Local from Nordstrom stores, Nordstrom.com and Trunk Club.

"As the retail landscape continues to transform at an unprecedented pace, the one thing we know that remains constant is that customers continue to value great service, speed and convenience," said Shea Jensen, Nordstrom senior vice president of customer experience who led the Nordstrom Local initiative. "We know there are more and more demands on a customer's time and we wanted to offer our best services in a convenient location to meet their shopping needs. Finding new ways to engage with customers on their terms is more important to us now than ever." 

Nordstrom Local will have one styling suite and eight dressing rooms surrounding a central meeting space where customers can sit comfortably, enjoy a glass of wine or beer, and chat with their Personal Stylists. Customers will also find Alterations & Tailoring and Order Pickup at the entrance, and items can be hand-delivered to a customer's car via Curbside Pickup.  

New Flame Resistant Clothing Collection

Matrix World Group (MWG) Chile officially launches its first-ever collection of treated flame resistant clothing, all manufactured using fabric from Mount Vernon FR. MWG specializes in the technical design, development and custom manufacturing of flame resistant workwear for industrial use.  Until the recent collaboration with Mount Vernon FR, MWG’s primary focus has been on high-quality flame resistant clothing made from inherent flame resistant fabrics.

“Working with Mount Vernon FR, we have paired two of the strongest brands in the industry, allowing us to provide consumers with treated and inherent flame resistant clothing without tradeoffs in comfort or protection,” said John Funk, president of MWG Chile.

MWG Chile will offer a complete collection of UL-certified products including flame resistant shirts, pants, coveralls and jackets, all made using fabric from Mount Vernon FR. MWG’s new flame resistant clothing line will be available across South and Central America. 

“This collaboration enables us to combine our shared dedication to innovation and customer satisfaction,” said Mike Woods, vice president of FR fabrics for Mount Vernon FR. “We’re honored to work with MWG to provide consumers across the globe with access to durable, high-performing flame resistant garments made from Mount Vernon FR fabrics.”

MWG Chile garments meet the performance requirements of ASTM F1506, comply with NFPA 70E and are UL® certified to NFPA 2112.

Monday, September 4, 2017

Summer 2017 Fashion Sales Report

The obvious and not-so-obvious winners of this year’s July sales.

Before our tan lines could fade, our inboxes were filled with promo newsletters talking about the last of season’s sales, announcing final reductions. This time of the year has always been bittersweet- between packing up our grills and laundering our swimsuits we’re hard at crunching Sales data, pulling up an analysis of what people have been buying off their screens. Was it all pink? Are denim cut-offs over? How did the 80’s one-piece do? How much was the US into straw bags? 

But more importantly, the questions you really want to know:

How much pink did your competition sell?
Is anyone offering better deals on yellow sundresses?
Did you, perhaps, undersell your 80’s inspired swimwear?
Could you have avoided lost sales by stocking up more on straw bags?

Let’s go through them.

Trends that paid off

Stripes ruled. A neat 20% in-stock spike in May-June, of which 18.5% was out-of-stock by end of July, says so. Stripes at fast-fashion retailers and mass brands sold at an average 28% discount, while discounts at aspirational brands like Madewell & JCrew maxed out at 11%. Luxury fashion had to sell the hardest at 53% average discount.

Speaking of stripes, the surprise winner this summer was the striped one-piece swimsuit which made up for 10% of swimwear assortment between May to July. For a pattern that’s not the most flattering style for various body groups, stripes did pretty well in the swimwear category. The highest discounted striped swimwear went at 78% discount on Shopbop. Solid & ruffled one-pieces came close, averaging at a 46% discount.  

The most stocked accessories this summer were in straw (or wicker, or raffia, or basket-they came by different names). Does this mean they sold well? 

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Back to School Clothing 2017

Wow, summer is almost over.  Are you ready for back to school?  Yup, it's getting a bit late for shopping for that first day of school outfit, but you still have time depending where you live (and possibly with next day delivery...)

Boy's Clothing for Back to School

Girls Clothing for Back to School

Back to School Children's Clothing

Learn more about back to school fashion for boy's and girls.

Shop for boy's clothing and girls clothing at Amazon or other fine retailers.  Find kids backpacks, shoes, jeans, shirts, and more.

Style tips

Popular Fashion Blog Posts

Upgrade Your Wardrobe

Ready to shop? Apparel Search has a few favorite suggestions. Visit our new shopping page to view a few of our favorite fashion shopping destinations such as upscale boutiques like Barney's, Bloomingdale's, Neiman Marcus, etc.
If you are interested in upgrading your wardrobe, you can visit the fashion shopping page.


Experience style.

Fashion blogs typically cover various aspects of clothing, footwear and personal style. Ours is exactly what one would expect from a leading international resource and more.

Designer brands: If you are researching the newest emerging indie designers or the most popular international designer brands, you will find articles and enlightening reviews on the subject. Fashionistas will find what appears to be an endless stream of designer options.

Shopping: You can find consumer tips on issues such as how clothes should fit, where to find sample sales, and other information to help consumers research apparel and where to make purchases. We also discuss clothes, fabric, and color trends that offer assistance to shoppers.

Beauty: We do write articles about cosmetics, fragrances, hairstyle trends, and a wide assortment of beauty tips. Models, stylists, fashionistas, and photographers, will surely find news articles of interest.

Essentially, we cover most of the topics you would find in an industry journal as well as other topics that you would discover in a typical fashion magazine.

Fashion is a multi-billion-dollar industry that has considerable impact on the way ordinary people dress and present themselves. Fashion is trend-driven and our fashion blog by Apparel Search provides a riveting way to follow and oversee these fast-paced trends. The blogoshepere has tons of style sites for your review. We thank you for taking the time to view ours.

If you have fashion news about your company, product, or service, that you wish to share with the world, let us know. You are also welcome to comment in the discussion area beneath each post and share with your friends on social media.

Looking for more resources? You are welcome to learn about other fashion blogs so that you can continue your research.

Who created this amazing blog?

Apparel Search Company - Visit our home page to learn more about the fashion industry at www.ApparelSearch.com

Our style blog incorporates topics such as clothing, footwear, jewelry, beauty products and fashion accessories. From luxury lifestyle choices stemming from Paris, Milan or Hong Kong to urban street trends from Chicago & the boroughs of New York, we have your style covered.
Take your time to browse the various areas of our blog, or head back over to the main area of our Apparel Search website to learn more about our industry.

Tips on Participation

The fashion blog is not only for reading. Nor is it about simply viewing pictures of super models, beautiful celebrities & trendy photographs of handbags & shoes. Consumers, fashionistas, and members of the apparel industry are welcome to participate at the bottom of each blog post.

Members of the garment industry, consumers, and fashionistas are welcome to comment at the bottom of our posts.

Yes, if you don't wish to participate, you are welcome to simply view our pages. Participation is not a requirement. Even you don't wish to share your thoughts that is perfectly understandable. It is our pleasure to present to you the fashion, beauty and style that intrigues Apparel Search. Hopefully our reporting will arouse your curiosity and interest as well. You can jump into the conversation if that is appealing to you.