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Sorona Renewably Sourced Fiber for Fashion

DuPontTM has been the world leader in fiber technology since the early 1900's. From the ground-breaking fibers like the versatile nylon, Dacron® polyester, neoprene rubber fabric, elastic Lycra®, bullet-proof Kevlar®, and Teflon®, DuPontTM has created extraordinary textile products that have transformed contemporary living.

DuPont™ Sorona® renewably sourced fiber is proof of the DuPont commitment to create innovative solutions that help reduce dependence on fossil fuels and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

A breakthrough addition to biopolymer solutions, Sorona® allows mills and designers to combine the benefits of renewability without sacrificing the need for a versatile material that offers high performance and design freedom across applications.

A leading biopolymer, Sorona® contains 37 percent annually renewable plant-based ingredients. Even better is its environmental footprint. Producing Sorona® uses 30 percent less energy and releases 63 percent fewer greenhouse gas emissions …

Creating a Fashion Blog

Are you eager to create your own fashion blog?  If yes, keep in mind that you will have plenty of competition.  However, that should not necessarily persuade you.  According to Apparel Search, the world still has room for more "good" fashion blogs.

You need a strong desire and even stronger work ethic to be successful.  Let’s be honest.  Blogging about fashion is actually rather challenging work.  It is much more than simply being creative and style savvy.  You also must be diligent and consistent.  You can’t simply write one fantastic article and expect a following to develop.

Learn more about how to create a fashion blog from the Apparel Search website.

Does the world already have too many fashion blogs?

Chord Overstreet in Broncos T-shirt

Chord Overstreet was photographed wearing Junk Food x NFL recently  in Los Angeles. The Glee actor sported his NFL Denver Broncos Triblend tee while out grocery shopping ($16; www.junkfoodclothing.com).



Chord Paul Overstreet is an American actor, singer and musician, known for his role as Sam Evans on the television series Glee.

Thomas Linko To Be CFO at Kate Spade & Company

Kate Spade & Company confirmed its previously announced plan and appointed Thomas Linko as Chief Financial Officer of the Company.  In this position, Mr. Linko will oversee the global finance team and report to George Carrara, President & Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Linko is the former Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of Juicy Couture.
Chief Executive Officer Craig Leavitt said "I am pleased to officially welcome Tom to the Kate Spade & Company management team.  Tom led the Juicy wind-down, the results of which were better than planned, and we look forward to benefitting from his significant experience as we continue to grow." 
Mr. Carrara added, "In connection with our plan announced back on January 9, Tom's official appointment comes as his wind-down responsibilities as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer for Juicy Couture, a former brand in our Company's portfolio, are substantially complete.  Tom is a seasoned le…

Tons of Handbags

A handbag is a small bag that women and some men may carry around with them.  They are very popular items for many reasons.  At times, it appears that the world has tons of bag options.  It can be overwhelming... Here are a few basics.
Handbags Backpacks Business & Laptop Bags Clutches Hobos Mini-Bags Novelty Bags Oversized Bags Satchels Seatbelt Bags Shoulder Bags Special Occasion Bags Sports Bags Totes Vegetarian Bags Wallets Wristlets Learn about the various handbag categories so you are an educated fashionista. more handbag categories at the store.Shopping Handbags at AuctionHandbag Store Directory Learn about designer handbags on Apparel Search.

Kim Kardashian in Purple Corset

In search of the perfect hourglass shape, it appears Kim Kardashian has began waist training to further slim and trim her figure. Kim posted a photo earlier this week in a purple corset.

Similar to the Purple Workout Band ($54.99) sold by HourglassAngel.com, a weightloss corset like this will support long-term slimming and help you lose inches through the science of compression. The latex lining stimulates thermal activity and perspiration, mobilizing fat and toxins. You will see results as soon as you put it on. Add time, plus a healthy diet and active lifestyle and you're going to love the edge a garment like this gives you.

RESULTS Midsection control Increased thermal activity Loss of inches reported Mobilizes fat cells Stimulates perspiration FEATURES Latex workout band Hook-and-eye closures FlexiBoning Cotton lining

Taylor Swift: Get the Look for Less at Lulus.com

Get Taylor Swift’s chic summer look with steals from Lulu*s.com! LuLu*sstarted with the vision of providing the latest for the fashionably hip along with providing exceptional value, quality, and superb customer service.

Pierre Michel Salon

Pierre Michel Salon is a world-renowned salon in New York City that provides top-of-the-line beauty services and products to its hundreds of clients. Pierre Michel has 75 highly trained stylists, colorists, estheticians, makeup artists and more that offer the best in beauty. With such a wide variety of hair and beauty services, Pierre Michel Salon is the one-stop shop for all your beauty needs. Its 11,000 square foot, state of the art salon offers the utmost in comfort and luxury (complete with massaging and reclining shampoo chairs and a snack bar with full refreshments), making Pierre Michel the perfect place to escape. 


Learn more at www.pierremichelsalon.com

Holiday/Resort 2014 at LA Fashion Market

Thousands of Holiday/Resort 2014 collections will be available to buyers during Los Angeles Fashion Market, Monday - Thursday, August 4 - 7, 2014, hosted at the California Market Center (CMC), with Sunday, August 3rd, open for Preview. Resources can be found throughout hundreds of CMC showrooms, Fashion Market Temporaries and the LA Kids Market.

In addition to Holiday/Resort 14 and Immediates, buyers will see an abundance of European collections housed at the CMC that will debut Spring 15 this Market. Creative Concepts, a showroom that solely reps European lines, will be debuting many Spring 15 collections from brands including Art On Fashion, Beate Heymann, Rodika Zanian, INDIES, Not Shy, and more. "August is a good Market for us because buyers attending know that our Spring European collections break," says Peter Jacobsen of Creative Concepts. "LA Fashion Market is the first show in the US where many of our lines debut their new collections."

Other new …

WWD Fashion Career Expo September 2014

The Hiring Event of the Season is back - The WWD Fashion Career Expo.

New York City Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at The Metropolitan Pavilion 11am - 7pm.

Don't miss this exclusive recruiting event where you will meet experienced industry professionals in the areas of retail, beauty, luxury, apparel, design & more!

Conduct a month's worth of interviewing in one day; for seasonal, holiday and permanent positions.

Learn more at FashionCareerExpo.com

If your fashion company is hiring employees and you are interested in recruiting at this exclusive event, please contact Bradford at email BRand@RANDLuxury.com

It is always a good time to further your career in fashion.  Learn more about fashion jobs at the Fashion Job Search website.

Online Warehouse Sale July 2014: Accessories

Online Warehouse Sale... long a must-visit event for New Yorkers, is now ONLINE.  Shop Jonathan Adler’s irreverent home d├ęcor and fashion accessories for up to 70% off.

Last year’s Online Warehouse Sale crashed the site.  This year we’ve beefed up our servers and souped up our system to handle the chic-est stampede of shoppers around.


Who: Jonathan Adler
What: Online Warehouse Sale
Where: The World Wide Web!  Visit jonathanadler.com, your 24-hour pot dealer
When: Thursday, July 17th – Tuesday, July 22nd
Why: Why not?

Attached is a flyer about the sale and below is a selection of items for men, women, and home.

     Bobo Waves Pillow was $88 now $25.99
     Pop Sugar Candle was $38  now $18.99
     Unicorn S&P was $48 now $27.99
     Lena Lamp was $595 now $356.99
     Siamese Cat was $88 now $23.99

Princesses, Rebecca Wang Equals Prestigious Party

Tuesday July 1st saw the art world’s most prestigious party, the Serpentine Summer Party, take place  by the Serpentine Galleries amid the oxygenated greenery of Hyde Park, ”the lungs of London”. 


The Serpentine Galleries are two contemporary art galleries in Kensington Garden, Hyde Park. Comprising the original Serpentine Gallery, and the new Serpentine Sackler Gallery designed by Zaha Hadid architects which opened in September 2013, they are linked by the bridge over Serpentine Lake from which the galleries get their names, they are among London’s best loved art venues. Up to 1.2 million visitors annually enjoy the parallel exhibitions at both galleries which comprise prestigious collections of modern and contemporary art, along with their impressive Exhibition, Architecture, Design, Education and Public Programmes.

The Serpentine Summer Party is an annual fund-raiser for the galleries, helping to further their educational remit. It extends on the wide and strong support …

Bellamy Young Diamond Bracelet

Bellamy Young was photographed wearing TACORIjewelry at the 54th Monte Carlo Television Festival earlier this month. The Scandal star looked chic in a black and white dress accented with a TACORI White Gold 1.10ct Diamond Bracelet  (style no. FB658W, $10,970; www.tacori.com).



First LondonEdge Berlin

LondonEdge is now just a little over month away from their first trade show in Berlin, taking place at the Adagio, between the 8th & 9th of July.
During the hugely successful twice-yearly Berlin Fashion Week, fashion buyers, trade experts and the media interact to enjoy a wide spectrum of fashion across numerous events, and to make life easier, we're offering a FREE LondonEdge shuttle bus service that will run between LondonEdge, Bright and Bread & Butter throughout both days. LondonEdge Berlin is located in the centre of West Berlin, in the midst of countless bars, theatres, restaurants, hotels & shops. 


With some of the most established brands in the industry sat next to fresh, young companies and emerging designers, LondonEdge is central to a powerful community of cutting edge, unique fashion businesses that are immersed in the lifestyle. July 2014 will see a key selection of  brands showcase their wares in Berlin for the very first time, and LondonEdg…

Macy's Day at the Ballpark 2014

Macy's Day at the Ballpark returns this summer as part of the retailer's "American Icons" campaign, to celebrate one of the most cherished American pastimes of all - baseball. Beginning May 21, 2014 when shopping select Macy's stores for Father's Day, customers can score a pair of tickets to a local baseball game in celebration of "Macy's Day at the Ballpark" on Saturday, June 1, 2014. To thank dad for all that he does, shop Macy's and macys.com for thoughtful gifts for his special day including unique gadgets, stylish apparel and the hottest tools for the grilling season.

Find the hottest gifts for Dad this Father's Day at macys.com/giftguide. For more information about Macy's Day at the Ballpark and to find a participating location near you, visit macys.com/americanicons.

Macy's Day at the Ballpark

Leading up to Father's Day celebrations, Macy's is proud to offer a chance to take Dad to see his favorite pastime, …

Kate Moss: The Icon

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Kira Sternbach Maternity Glow

OK, we are a bit late posting this news.  The event actually took place the end of April.  However, it is better late than never.

Kira Sternbach wore Tees by Tina tthe last week of April in Los Angeles!  The mommy-to-be glowed in her Alpine Raspberry Tribal Dress at the LA premiere of Neighbors($110; www.teesbytina.com).



She should be a maternity fashion model.  She looked radiant.

Styletag Spring Sweepstakes

Styletag, the new social networking, curation and discovery platform that’s 100% focused on fashion and curated by top bloggers and style icons, announced today that one lucky Styletag app user will win a $2,000 shopping spree as part of its Spring Sweepstakes Giveaway.  In addition, each week through May 21, 2014 Styletag will choose one member to win a $300  gift card. This is the app’s biggest giveaway to date and its first official promotional campaign. The Grand Prize winner will be announced on May 27.
“Our users have been enthusiastically shopping for and sharing their new spring looks, so we wanted to add excitement to the seasonal wardrobe swap. This $2,000 grand prize will give a big boost to one of our fashion-lovers,” said Russ Eisenman, head of marketing at Styletag’s parent company, SK Planet Inc. “The additional $300 prizes will give three more members of our community the opportunity to splurge on something they’ve seen and loved on Styletag.”
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#AmazonCart for Clothing

Fashion blogs that use the Amazon affiliate program can now promote #AmazonCart in their tweets.


#AmazonCart makes it easy for your followers to shop directly from Twitter. Now when you tweet an Amazon.com product link with your Store ID, Twitter users, who have connected their accounts to Amazon, can add the item directly to their Carts by replying to your tweet with '#AmazonCart'. Any purchase that occurs as a result of a Cart add via #AmazonCart will be attributed to your Store ID and therefore eligible to earn advertising fees.

Follow fashion on Twitter at @apparel

Vera Wang at The Met Gala

The world's #1 fashion model, Joan Smalls, walked the red carpet at last night's Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art with Vera Wang, wearing a custom designed deep nude strapless silk tulle gown with hand tucked body and sheer skirt accented by a center front skirt slit by the designer. This year's "White Tie and Decorations" attired gala honors the Anglo-American designer Charles James, the first U.S. courtier and designer to 20th century socialites, including Millicent Rogers and Gloria Venderbilt.
Also walking the red carpet in Vera Wang last night were Alexis Stoudemire, wife of New York Knicks' forward Amar'e Stoudemire, and Dr. Samantha Boardman.
Photo Credit: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty

The exhibit officially opens on May 8th and runs through August 10, 2014. For more information, visit metmuseum.org.

Pre-Orders Changing the Retail Game

There are many benefits of online shopping, including avoiding many of the pains that consumers often experience with typical brick and mortar shops. From excessive traveling to picking from a limited quantity, it is no wonder online shopping grew by 13% in 2013. However, select online retailers are even sweetening the deal by utilizing a pre-order business model, giving customers the option to find exclusive, often limited-edition clothing for a discount—the trade-off being customers must wait a little bit longer for it. Pre-order business models give customers influence on future trends, as well as providing start-ups with a better inventory forecast and cash flow.
From designer fashions to must-have men’s footwear, here are three online retailers that are utilizing pre-order business models:
Beckett Simonon: This leading online retailer of men’s footwear recently announced that their Spring collection, featuring Cognac Suede Derbies, Burgundy Monkstraps and more, will …

Culottes in Style

Do you really know the meaning of "Culottes"?

Culottes is a word that originated in the French language. Historically, "culottes" referred to the knee-breeches commonly worn by gentlemen of the European upper-classes from the late Middle Ages or Renaissance through the early nineteenth century. This style of tight trousers ending just below the knee was first popularized in France during the reign of Henry III (1574–1589).  Culottes were normally closed and fastened about the leg, to the knee, by either buttons, a strap and buckle, or by a draw-string. 

The women's fashion industry commonly takes words that have historically been used to describe men's garments and uses them to describe an entirely different garment, often creating confusion among historians and history students and readers. For example, currently, the term "culottes" in French is now used to describe women's panties, an article of clothing that has little or no rela…

LA Textiles S/S Increase in Traffic

The Spring/Summer 2015 edition of the Los Angeles International Textile Show (LA TEXTILE) took place March 10-12, 2014 at the California Market Center (CMC) with an increase in traffic from shows in 2013. Returning this Show were the Lenzing Innovation Pavilion, the European Collections Pavilion, as well as the Trend Forum in the Main Lobby, co-curated by trend partner Design Options. A noticeable increase in business was reported by many exhibitors, as new accounts were opened across the Show floor.
“We have been coming to the LA Textile Show for a long time, about 20 years, and this is the first time that we have ever had 60,000 dollars in orders placed on the first day alone,” said Nanda Parekh of K & I / Kosha Collections, an Indian fabric company. “We are extremely happy, especially with all of the new accounts we opened.”
The impressive list of designers and companies that were in attendance at the Show included Disneyland Resort and Costume Department, Joe’s Jean…

From Sleep to Street & Beyond for Fall 2014

Integrating streetwear styles, a home goods category, and actively seeking licensing partners in a number of categories, P.J. Salvage, the leading fashion-forward contemporary loungewear and lifestyle brand of fashionable pajamas, loungewear and women's intimates, is building momentum as a wide-ranging lifestyle category for fall 2014.

For P.J. Salvage, fall 2014 is about taking sleep to street. By integrating cozy, laidback California-cool separates such as loose knit sweaters, comfy sweatshirts, track pants, and shorts, as well as mix-and-match henley's, T-shirts, and tanks with its core offerings of fun print flannel pajama sets and separates, thermal ski jammies, and classic intimates, P.J. Salvage takes women from a fashionable night's rest and reading the morning paper to running errands and grabbing a casual coffee.

"Besides sleepwear and loungewear, we have seen tremendous growth in our lifestyle category; sweaters, sweatpants and cozy cardigans have been top se…

Vanessa Hudgens with the Money

We are seeing dollar signs recently when spotting one of our favorite & most stylish celebrities.

Vanessa Hudgens was photographed carrying her ban.do iPhone case for the third time earlier today in Los Angeles! The Gimme Shelter actress playfully hid her face from photographers with her Cash Money iPhone case as she left Pilates class ($25, www.shopbando.com).




Did you see the fashion blog post about Vanessa & Stella wearing Soffe brand back in Septemeber?  If you plan to check out that post, you will probably also enjoy the news about Vanessa wearing Ocnarf Sairutsa back in July.

Read more about the Ban.do brand and see which celebrities have been spotted by the Style Blog using the products.

Work Out in Style for 2014

Working out is so much more fun when you have trendy and cute fitness outfits. Show your personality with statement tees and tanks from Off Dutee, bold leopard pants from Pheel, and colorful Kitsch hair ties to keep you motivated all the way through 2014.