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May 2008 Blog Posts (51)

Treesje : Fashion Industry Network Designer Spotlight


Treesje, the California-based company began when designers Laura Darrah and Sheila Nazarian met as bridesmaids for a mutual best friend’s wedding. Creative designers right from the start, the two were inspired to capture femininity and originality in every piece created.

Poised for collaboration, the two launched Treesje’s first collection in January of 2005. There use of luxurious leathers, hardware and… Continue

Added by Apparel1 on May 19, 2008 at 6:30am — No Comments

Nügaard : Fashion Industry Network Designer Spotlight


Nügaard Designs is the passion of Erica and Alessandra.

Friends first, business partners second, the Brazilian girls have been turning heads everywhere they go with their creative jewelry designs, innovative materials, and a dynamic entrepreneurial style.

By combining their talent for creating gorgeous jewelry, working with colors and exquisite textures, a solid business background and a lifelong passion for… Continue

Added by Apparel1 on May 17, 2008 at 6:30am — No Comments

Amazing Fashion Network In The News

Well, maybe the network is not actually amazing as of yet. We certainly have a long way to go. However, I think it is fair to say that we are off to a good start...

I wanted to inform you that this week I have issued a press release regarding the Fashion Industry Network. Hopefully this will help other members of the industry find us and join in the topical conversations.

If you have interest, you can read the release at the following page:…


Added by Apparel1 on May 15, 2008 at 7:00pm — No Comments

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Added by Alissa DiMaggio on May 15, 2008 at 2:17pm — No Comments

Amethyst Hot Color and Hot Stone

Well, I must admiit I like this image because it contains Amethyst. That happens to be my birthstone. Anyway, more important then that, the designers of these amethyst fashion accessories certainly do a fantastic job. I will tell you more about these designers in the very near future. I will give you one hint now. Each are currently clients of Shine Media PR.

By the way, you can find… Continue

Added by Apparel1 on May 14, 2008 at 9:00pm — 2 Comments

Butter : Fashion Industry Network Designer Spotlight

Butter combines classic silhouettes with modern day sexiness to create a truly feminine collection that is one of a kind. Just like each and every woman wearing our shoes, each Butter style has its own special story. From the Marilyn inspired peep toes to the ever so popular bows with charming perf details; all Butter shoes are handmade in Italy of the finest materials and richest leathers. A special signature cushioning, featured inside the foot… Continue

Added by Apparel1 on May 14, 2008 at 11:30am — No Comments

Bryna Nicole : Fashion Industry Network Designer Spotlight

Bryna Nicole

Bryna Nicole Hubbs was born and raised in the San Francisco bay area. After graduating from UCLA, her interest in fashion was stronger than ever and she moved to San Francisco's marina district and enrolled in the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM). She started working as a stylist and fashion consultant at a popular women's clothing boutique.

Bryna was able to cultivate her passion for putting… Continue

Added by Apparel1 on May 13, 2008 at 6:30am — No Comments

Top 5 Most Stylish Watches


2-Feminine yet Tough"">Feminine yet tough

3-Bright and Sporty"">Bright and sporty

4-Leather Paris… Continue

Added by Meg North on May 12, 2008 at 11:58am — No Comments

Editor's Feature: Nippies

Welcome to the new revolution in pasties ladies: Nippies. Created by a design company known as Bristols6, Nippies are nipple covers that come in a variety of fabrics (from silk to lace) and patterns (hearts, butterflies, stars, etc), and can be used up to 50 times before being replaced. The last time I wore a backless dress, I opted for my usual go-to: band-aids. However, thanks to the clingy silk of my dress, I ended up with a treasure map on each breast: x marks the spot. I discovered Nippies… Continue

Added by Meg North on May 12, 2008 at 11:53am — No Comments

Treasure Hunt: Chunky Rings

So, browsing the internet for an interesting "Treasure Hunt" item, I found myself wandering back to to look at their hand-made, one-of-a-kind jewelry. I found a seller who stole my heart, considerng I have a serious weakness for chunky rings. I saw this ring (top pic) called "Crowned in Copper" made of river rock, set in a sterling silver accented with a band of braided copper. I kept thinking how pretty tis peachy color would look against summery tanned skin. As I explored further, I… Continue

Added by Meg North on May 12, 2008 at 11:52am — No Comments

Spendthrift: Ombre Wrap/Scarf

This month's Spendthrift is both pretty and versatile: a sheer ombre wrap from Cold Water Creek. Take this to the movies as a wrap to snuggle under or to the office to add a little pizazz (and warmth) to your blouse and slacks. The beauty of this wrap is that it's sheer, so it's thin enough to tie around your neck as a scarf or even use it to tie back your hair. The subtle ombre fading of a tender green into a lovely cream really provides that "go with anything and everything you own" vibe:… Continue

Added by Meg North on May 12, 2008 at 11:51am — No Comments

May's Obession: Watches

Our obsession this month revolves around one of the most forgotten accessories in our jewelry boxes: watches. Once just a necessity piece, this adornment has become as stylish and carefully crafted as any diamond from Tiffany. Take some "time" to check out our list of the "Top 5 stylish watches" on the right hand information bar to see just a few of the many options on the market today. These little beauties particularly caught our eye as being pieces that really express the personality of the… Continue

Added by Meg North on May 12, 2008 at 11:50am — No Comments

May's "It" Girl: Gwyneth Paltrow

Our series of women who are proud to be nothing but themselves continues this month with the classic beauty Gwyenth Paltrow. Believing in the power of classic chic, Gwyneth has never tried to be anything but what she is: sophisticated and timeless. However, that doesn't mean the lady doesn't take a chance every once and awhile! They key to letting your style match your personality is just that...let it. If you want to try something new, try it! If there is a color you have always wanted to… Continue

Added by Meg North on May 12, 2008 at 11:30am — No Comments


I am today writing this piece to let you know that I still am on track to have my fashion design house started as soon as possible. As you all know, fashion designer entrepreneur is a very much demanding a lot of time, energy, motivation, knowledge, and perseverance....excting adventure! I am almost through the 1st fase of conceptions, ideas, researches, brainstorming, gathering and organizing information. In these preliminary steps, I found it very important to find a CORRECT name of the… Continue

Added by cash kembolo on May 12, 2008 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Exotic Skins

Here are a few hot new items from the clients of Shine Media... More information will follow about these designers in the very near future...

Added by Apparel1 on May 12, 2008 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

Why on earth do we follow trends?

do we follow fashion trends because:

a. superior authorities in the industry have decided that 'this is what looks good' and we trust their tatse, so we go along with it
b. feel the need to be 'in'
c. think we actually really like that style, 'it just happens to be trendy right now'
d. believe it is important to be 'up to date'
e. all of the above (if that's possible)

food for thought.

Added by Trend Lover on May 11, 2008 at 8:22pm — 7 Comments

Be True : Fashion Industry Network Designer Spotlight


Gin started making jewelry as a way to give personal and unique gifts to friends and family. What was once a hobby has become a full time passion. In 2004, Gin's line was launched and she began working full time on her jewelry line in Columbus, Texas. Now on an average day, it's quite normal to find jewelry designer, Gin Bartlett in a t-shirt and jeans working diligently, with precious gemstones with gold and silver or… Continue

Added by Apparel1 on May 11, 2008 at 6:30am — No Comments

Photography for Apparel & Accessories in Los Angeles

Photographer with 20 years experience shooting fashion, beauty and product in Los Angeles. Pricing is by unit or by time and all info including tons of samples are on the website!

Thanks for having a look!

Added by Chuck Goodenough on May 9, 2008 at 3:58pm — 1 Comment

Allison Daniel : Fashion Industry Network Designer Spotlight

Allison Daniel

While growing up in NYC Allison Moses saw both the challenges and rewards of pursuing a life doing what she loves "creating". At the tender age of 10 she began making and selling beaded jewelry: it was then she realized that this passion could become her life.

Her precollege experience at the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design gave Allison the confidence to believe in herself and her work,… Continue

Added by Apparel1 on May 9, 2008 at 7:00am — No Comments

Handmade Jewelry Artist at Livi Rae Lingerie

Handmade jewelry artist, Rebecca Greenberg of La Bella Designs will be participating in the Breast Cancer fund-raiser "Bikers for Boobs" sponsored by Livi Rae Lingerie in Kennesaw, Georgia. Rebecca's handmade gemstone jewelry will be available for puchase and proceeds from booth fees will go towards the funds raised. The event is being held in conjunction with the "Well Built" Bike, Car and Truck Show on Sunday, May 25, 2008 from 12 noon to 5pm at 2975 Ring Road, Kennesaw, Georgia.

Added by Rebecca Greenberg on May 9, 2008 at 12:38am — No Comments

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