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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Exclusive Halloween-Inspired Merchandise Collection

Travis Scott Debuts Exclusive Halloween-Inspired Merchandise Collection in Collaboration With 1974 Horror Classic "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre"
Travis Scott Debuts Exclusive Halloween-Inspired Merchandise
Houston rapper Travis Scott announces his "Cactus Jack x The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" merchandise collection in collaboration with the original 1974 horror classic "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre." The line dropped at 12AM EST, just in time for Halloween, and will be available exclusively on shop.travisscott.com for 24 hours only.

SB by Sachin & Babi

Sachin & Babi Ahluwalia, known for producing stunning pieces through their eponymous line that has redefined eveningwear, have created a dazzling collection for Macy's that makes dressing up fun, easy, and empowering this holiday season. With close attention to detail and high fashion artistry, SB by Sachin & Babi goes beyond traditional special-occasion wear with a selection of breathtaking dresses and gowns, stylish statement jackets, and mix-and-match tops, skirts and pants. Fans of the new collection can preview the line on macys.com beginning Nov. 1, 2017 prior to the official launch in stores on Nov. 15, 2017.
SB by Sachin & Babi
The SB by Sachin & Babi collection is irresistibly radiant, channeling the electrifying energy of a fabulous night on the town. Party-ready dresses, gowns, and separates are rendered in eye-catching and sumptuous fabrics, and the silhouettes are sharp, highlighting the superb tailoring and construction within each garment. Unexpected details are particular highlights of the collection--a gold brocade mini dress features a bustle as well as mesh detailing at the décolletage and a strip of sequins at the hem. A silver skirt, also in brocade, has a subtle animal print along with velvet trim, and has an accompanying blazer. Sequins are employed masterfully and in unique ways, with a bomber jacket boasting striped sequined sleeves, and a lace box top is elevated through a striped sequined body. Sachin & Babi's famed embroidery skills and techniques run throughout the collection as well, with delicate organza and lace blouses, dresses, and skirts adorned with exquisite blue floral embroidery. SB by Sachin & Babi combines uptown chic with downtown exuberance for a collection that is perfect for all the It Girl's fetes this holiday season.

I'Adore Ashley Madekwe Style

Ashley Madekwe shared a photo of herself wearing 7 For All Mankind on her Instagram over the weekend! The actress looked California-cool pairing her white tee and straw bag with the Edie Cropped Straight in Montreal ($219, www.7forallmankind.com). 
Ashley Madekwe 2017
Photo Source: Instagram

Monday, October 30, 2017

Whipstitch Detailed Dress

Whipstitch dresses are fabulous with detail.  Engineered ribbed knit dresses are pierced with hand-applied metal eyelets and threaded with read leather laces.  Alexander McQueen never ceases to amaze.

BOUCLÉ KNIT MINI DRESS WITH LEATHER LACING
BOUCLÉ KNIT MINI DRESS WITH LEATHER LACING
Long-sleeved, crew neck Bouclé knit mini dress with red leather laces that are laced through hand-applied silver-plated metal eyelets.
MATERIAL 55% Silk, 37% WOOL, 4% Polyester, 3% Polyamide, 1% Elastane
PRODUCT CODE 493385Q1WHS1058
The model is a standard IT 38 
Model measurements 
Height: 180 cm - 5' 11” 
Bust: 83 cm - 32”
Waist: 57 cm - 22”
Hips: 88 cm - 35”

Shoe Size: 39 - 6
Whipstitch

Lined Pants for Winter Warmth

Such a simple idea, but not all pants take advantage of a warm lining.  If you are planning outdoor activities in the late fall or winter, flannel line pants are the way to go.
Lined Pants for Winter Warmth

You can find the above pictured men's lined pants at carhartt.  They have a few pant options with 4.5-ounce, 100% cotton flannel lining.  Keep your bottom half warm and toasty all cold season long with flannel lined pants from carhartt or another fashion brand.

If you are interested in winter fashion you may also want to read our winter is coming blog post from earlier this month.

View other carhartt clothing posts here on the Fashion Blog.

Friday, October 27, 2017

19th Fashion Design Conference IAC

Please see the agenda updates posted November 8th.

Initiatives in Art & Culture (IAC) announced the agenda for its roster of presenters at its 19th Annual Fashion + Design Conference, entitled “White: Palette, Prism, Possibility,” taking place November 10 & 11, 2017. The event also will feature a reception at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, November 10, at the Shinola Flagship in Tribeca (177 Franklin St.) with remarks by Shinola President Jacques Panis.


“A central visual and cultural communicator, color is an incredibly important element in creative industries, both from an aesthetic standpoint and when we examine the associated deeper meanings,” said Lisa Koenigsberg, Founder, IAC. “In this conference, the color white is examined as a powerful statement of purity and tradition, and as a catalyst for change—a color of origins, of new beginnings, and of hope. We believe this hope and the notion of new beginnings is manifest through design and is a driving force throughout the world.”

The conference will feature presentations on design innovation, color theory, advancements in materials technology, fashion history, fashion photography, diversity on the runway and broadened conceptions of beauty, updates on the jewelry industry, an extensive review of the state of the bridal industry, and business advice, strategies, and solutions from leading authorities and industry experts.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Hanes Aquires Alternative Apparel

Hanes announces the acquisition of Norcross, Georgia-based basics company Alternative Apparel
Apparel Search believes that the following statement alone is a valid reason for the purchase,  "Alternative Apparel outsources production of all of its products, while Hanes selfmanufactures the majority of its activewear basics."

Bella Thorne Butterfly Crop Top

Bella Thorne was spotted wearing Image Du Image while out in Los Angeles today! The actress showed off her unique style with a Graphic White Crop Top from the brand ( www.imageduimage.com). 

The shirt says "Keep the Chin Up", but she had it down in this photo...It's OK, back up in the next photo.
Bella Thorne White Crop Top Butterflies

Canada Goose Outerwear 2017

Canada Goose for 60 years has celebrated Canadian outerwear with iconic styles designed to tackle the cold weather and look stylish while doing it.
women's Canada Goose Jacket
Shop for Canada Goose jackets at Saks Fifth Avenue and other fine retailers.
men's Canada Goose Jacket

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Alicia Vikander Ragdoll in Ibiza

Newly-married actress Alicia Vikander was photographed wearing Ragdoll LA at the Ibiza airport with husband Michael Fassbender. The Oscar-winning star appeared comfortable and chic in an-all black look that featured the Ragdoll LA Mesh Cropped Tee in Black ($89, www.ragdoll-la.com).

Alicia Vikander Ragdoll Fashion

Top 5 Coats for Women Winter 2017

Definitely time for coats (obviously depending where you live).  Coldwater Creek is presenting their favorite new women's winter coats.  Below is their top 5 new coats for this winter.  In addition to these favorites, they have an additional wide selection.
Top 5 Coats 2017

Yara Shahidi Item M6

Yara Shahidi was photographed wearing Item M6 on October 16th to ELLE's 24th Annual Women in Hollywood Celebration in Los Angeles! The starlet looked chic in an all-white ensemble that was enhanced with Item M6's Shape String Body in Strong Shape in nude ($84; www.shop.itemm6usa.com).
Yara Shahidi

Matt Sarafa Teen Designer

After conquering both New York and Paris Fashion week this year with his two new lines "FAKE" and "ROLEPPLAY," young teen designer Matt Sarafa is lighting the fashion industry on fire with his edgy, yet refined style. At 19 years old, Matt is one of the youngest designers to show at Paris Fashion week and has no plans to stop any time soon already prepping for 2018 New York Fashion week at the beginning of the new year.

Matt's newest designs for "ROLEPLAY" will blur the lines between ready-to-wear pieces, mixed with different textures, and high-end couture. The remarkably talented young designer has drawn inspiration from every aspect of his life. Holding true to his belief that fashion is for everyone and knows no gender, "ROLEPLAY" will continue to show Matt's talent for creating beautiful pieces of clothing that will give his wearers confidence to be who they are. The fun spring collection features many bright and fun pastel colors including baby blue, millennial baby pink and more. Created for both women and men, "ROLEPLAY" features pieces that are unlike anything his has shown before, that will once again show how gifted Matt is when it comes to creating for the world of fashion.

Not only debuting a new line at Paris Fashion Week this year, Matt continues to grow his online store with the world-wide release of his "FAKE" collection that will be made available on MattSarafa.com later this fall. Debuting in the spring of 2017 at New York Fashion Week, "FAKE" is Matt's take on high-end, ready-to-wear street fashion. Featuring luxurious faux fur coats and various graphic shirts, and sweatshirts, Matt continues moving forward in fashion by brining hi-end and street wear together. Along with the clothes for the line, Matt released an exclusive jewelry line that has continued to flourish, and sell out on his website. The line includes rings, knuckle rings, necklaces, chokers, hand chains, and more.

Growing up in Manhattan Beach, California, Matt always had an artistic side and was passionate about drawing and painting since he was a child. After binge watching an entire season of "Project Runway" with his mother at the age of 7, he knew fashion was his true calling. He then learned how to hand sew from his grandmother and eventually began taking classes to perfect his technique. Growing up in the age of YouTube, Matt started his own channel which features makeup tutorials and fashion tips and advice, which is watched by thousands of budding fashionistas looking for a little help and inspiration. This caught the attention of producers for "Project Runway: Threads," which aired in 2014. A fan favorite on that show, Sarafa was a no-brainer choice for producers when the networks newest show "Project Runway Juniors" aired in October of 2015.

No More Missing Socks

You may actually still lose a few socks in the wash, but now it won't matter as much.

SOLOSOCKS 2.0, a unique and sustainable solution to missing socks. SOLOSOCKS 2.0 is a pack of 7 organic Danish designer socks that are all different but designed to match. All 7 socks can be combined with any other sock in the pack to match. You’ll never have a single sock again when your sock can match any sock in your drawer. SOLOSOCKS 2.0 can be found on Kickstarter, but they are no strangers to the platform. Their previous campaign, SOLOSOCKS, raised almost $300,000. You can read more about them in Forbes and Fast Company. 
SOLOSOCKS
Learn more about Solosocks 2.0 at Kickstarter https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/solosocks/solosocks-20-a-unique-solution-to-missing-socks

Claudia Schiffer Aquazzura Shoes

Iconic supermodel Claudia Schiffer has teams up with Aquazzura to create a fabulous footwear collection.  Obviously Claudia knows a few things about turning heads.  Now she is helping others turn heads when people stop and stair at the new footwear collection.  Discover showstopping designs from her collaboration with the coveted shoe brand Aquazzura.  You can find this women's shoe collection at Saks Fifth Avenue.
Claudia Schiffer Aquazzura Shoes

Thank you for taking the time to read this footwear news blog post.

Keep up with the Ever Changing Beauty Industry by Tony Odisho

Tony Odisho, salon owner (tonyodisho.com) and hair expert, recently attended the Intercoiffure America-Canada Fall Atelier 2017. A huge focus of this convention was on how the beauty industry is changing and how to keep your business thriving in today’s world. Here are some of his takeaways and advice about salon employees, retail sales and the modern client.
Tony Odisho


YOUR EMPLOYEES

It all starts with the salon team.  Your typical stylist is not what (s)he used to be. As salon owners, we need to accept the fact that the new generation of hair dressers brings with it new ideas, expectations, needs, and knowledge. The industry is constantly changing, and with that, the idea of “this is how we do things because this is how they’ve always been done” is an impossible concept. Today’s hair dresser may not want to work a “typical” Tuesday-Saturday schedule, do in-salon training, or offer all services. Today’s hair dresser may want to focus on specializing in certain services, work better with a flexible schedule, and most likely thrive on positive feedback and Instagram likes. If you don’t go with the flow, another salon owner will, or that stylist will find a suite or rental that will provide that freedom.

Sasha Pieterse Wearing TITIKA Active Couture

Sasha Pieterse was photographed yesterday wearing TITIKA Active Couture while heading to dance practice for DWTS in Los Angeles, CA. The actress and singer-songwriter looked sporty in the Estelle Reflective Tee ($88,www.titikaactive.com).
Sasha Pieterse Wearing TITIKA Active Couture

UGG Jackets

Did you know that UGG sells jackets?  Well, they do.  They actually have a wide selection of women's jackets.
UGG Jackets
Yes, you should wear UGG boots with your UGG jacket.  That would be the stylish thing to do.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Datatex Sales, Support, Development in India

Datatex has been crafting elegant Textile and Apparel software solutions since 1987.  Datatex is cloud-ready, industry-built and transformative.
Due to Continued Growth in Asia Pacific, Datatex Makes a Significant Move by Launching Sales, Support and Development in India

The Asia Pacific region has long been pivotal in the Apparel and Textile value chain. Datatex Global is proud to announce the opening of our Indian subsidiary, Datatex India. Demonstrating a commitment to the increasingly interconnected global business ecosystem, it became apparent that expanding with a physical presence in India was the next step in servicing our many existing clients and providing a competency center for partners with Asia Pacific operations.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Winter Fashion is Coming

You know nothing John Snow.  Winter is coming but it's not all about the Game of Thrones.  It is time to get ready for winter fashion.  
Winter Fashion is Coming
John Snow - HBO Game of Thrones
You can't wear the same outfit you wore to your last pool party or trip to the beach when winter arrives.  OK, I understand that you can if you actually live in a warm climate.  We can't all be so lucky and live in summer weather all year.  Some of us live where seasons change.  Fall & winter bring cold weather.  

Winter is coming so let's figure out what to wear.  It is time to prepare for winter clothing, boots, and accessories.

Winter Boots

Winter Gloves

Skiwear for Winter

Wool Hats

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Seth MacFarlane Looks Like Christopher Night

Seth MacFarlane looks like Christopher Night (Peter Brady).

We wonder if they consult with one another regarding style tips.  Looks like from below, Seth and Christopher enjoy a similar shirt.

Photos below from left to right: 
Donny Osmond, Seth MacFarlane, Christopher Night.

Does Seth MacFarlane and Christopher Night both look like Donny Osmond?

Friday, October 6, 2017

Chelsey Crisp Wearing Tassel Earrings

Chelsey Crisp was photographed wearing Native Gem to the People's 'Ones To Watch' party on October 4th in Los Angeles. The Fresh Off The Boat actress made a statement with Native Gem's Rocco Tassel Earrings ($119; www.nativegemjewelry.com) to complete her stylish feminine look.
Chelsey Crisp Wearing Tassel Earrings

Jordyn Woods ACDC Rock T-shirt

Jordyn Woods recently posted two photos on her Instagram wearing Junk Food Clothing! The model looked cool and casual in her ACDC Band Tee($25.99, www.forever21.com).
Jordyn Woods

Bluefly.com Pop-up Shop New York

On October 12, 2017, Bluefly.com will launch its first pop-up shop. The shop is designed to bring Bluefly’s online luxury shopping experience to life with edited assortments of designer shoes and handbags. Bluefly will also showcase three capsule collections exclusive to the brand: Wyatt, Hayden and Cynthia Vincent. Following its launch, the Bluefly pop-up shop will operate daily for a limited time.

WHEN:    Thursday, October 12, 2017  6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. ET 

WHERE:  2 East 45th Street, New York, NY (45th and 5th Ave.)

*Limited capacity for venue

Global Fashion Influencers Ring Bell

Perry Ellis International (PEI) transformed NASDAQ’s closing bell ceremony into fashion-central, kicking off the fashion leader’s 50th anniversary milestone year. 

PEI’s Oscar Feldenkreis, CEO & President, and his father George Feldenkreis, Founder, rang the closing bell at Nasdaq alongside leading fashion influencers, athletes and celebrities that included Justise Winslow of the Miami Heat and singer/actor Carlos Ponce. PEI’s diverse fashion portfolio appeals to global markets via a crossroads of sought-after lifestyle leaders: men’s brands include Perry Ellis, Original Penguin by Munsingwear, Savane, Cubavera and Farah; golf brands include Callaway, PGA TOUR, Jack Nicklaus, Grand Slam, and Ben Hogan; women’s brands include Rafaella, Laundry by Shelli Segal, and Peony & Me; the swim brands feature Nike and Jantzen. 
Fashion Influencers Nasdaq

Flannel Time of Year

It is getting close to flannel time of year on the East Coast of the United States.  If you wish you look to be both rugged and fashionable, you may want to check out the women's flannel shirt options at Carhartt.

Women's Flannel Shirt Styles

Flannel Shirts for Women
Built to fit better.  These women's flannel shirts come pre-washed, pre-shrunk, and prepared for all that fall has to throw at you.

Shop for women's flannel shirts at Carhartt.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

New UGG Colors

This fall favorite is now available in a selection of fresh hues.
UGG Boot Colors
Some are old and some are new.  Do you know which are which?

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