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August 2008 Blog Posts (45)

New Fall Fashion Writing Contest--Win $1,000 to exclusive designer shopping site, Rue La La!

Enter the Fall Fashion Writing Contest and win $1,000 from exclusive designer shopping site, Rue La La. Three finalists will also win $100 gift cards each to Bag Borrow and Steal!

It might still be sweltering hot outside, but rest assured Fall is just around the corner and that means one thing to the fashionistas of the world: fabulous Fall fashions! Time to bring the boots, coats and gloves out of storage and start layering. Tell us about your… Continue

Added by Adrien Chauvat on August 15, 2008 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Do Fashion Designers Drink for Inspiration?

Apparently, Olympic divers hit the showers after each and every dive. Possibly, they believe their swimwear enjoys the water. Actually, divers shower in between each dive to keep their muscles warm after getting out of the pool. The temperature of the pool water and the air are usually different. A pool is usually around 80 degrees, and the air temperature between 68 and 72 degrees. This difference in temperature can cause muscle tightness. To combat… Continue

Added by Apparel1 on August 14, 2008 at 2:30pm — No Comments

World top famous brands dress wholesales and retails

We, Fairydream, are supplying world top famous styles for every season, which are the the innages for trading to our VIP customers in Europe for the whole year, and can keep the styles show on our website sufficient for our domestic customers and the customers abroad. The world top brands we supply include BCBG、Chloe、Cacharel、BEBE、Miu miu、Nanette lepore、arc.Jacobs 、 LAUNDRY、Rebecca Taylor、DKNY、MAXSTUDIO、Anna sui、Moschino and so on. The latest styls will be updated with the world market at the… Continue

Added by Calvin on August 13, 2008 at 11:30pm — 1 Comment

Bésame Cosmetics on the Power of Niche Marketing

I had a great conversation with Gabriela Hernández on the phone today, and I want to share the conversation with you. Gabriela is the President and CEO of Bésame Cosmetics, a luxury vintage cosmetics line based in California and whose brand image includes extreme femininity and grace of the old days.



In this interview of over an hour, Gabriela talks about the success that she has had in marketing to a specific niche, in this case, lovers of the vintage look. She makes no… Continue

Added by Andrea on August 13, 2008 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Handcrafted Fashion News

I started a new blog writing about handmade fashion trends. I welcome suggestions, comments, ideas, whatever. Thanks!
Handcrafted Fashion News

Added by Jennifer Causley on August 13, 2008 at 12:01pm — 1 Comment

Making Your Trade Show Investment Pay Off





First, I wanted to let you all know that I will be at MAGIC at the end of this month, and if you're going to be there, I'd love the chance to stop by and say hello. Please email me your booth information if you'll be there.



Now that MAGIC is around the corner, I thought I would spend some time talking about how to maximize the significant investment you will make in… Continue

Added by Andrea on August 12, 2008 at 8:30pm — 2 Comments

La Bella Designs Supports the Humane Society of Forsyth County

Join La Bella Designs: exclusive handmade jewelry in support of homeless cats and dogs at the Humane Society of Forsyth County's "Dog Days of Summer Wine Tasting." The wine tasting is August 24, 2008 from 3-7pm at the Windmere Country Club in Cumming, Georgia. Tickets and information available online at www.forsythpets.com. This shelter is a "no kill" shelter and primarily relies on donations for its support.



A one-of-a-kind tiger's eye and black onyx necklace and earring set has… Continue

Added by Rebecca Greenberg on August 12, 2008 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

Finalists Announced the the 'It'Designer Competition!

New York, NY, August 4, 2008 -- MyItThings.com (http://myitthings.com), a leading publisher of user-generated fashion content, today announced the top three finalists in the "It" Designer Contest, which invited up-and-coming designers to submit five of their best designs. The winners are Chicago's Nora delBusto , NYC's Wakana Koike and Las Vegas' Adolfo Sanchez. Each will be displaying their work in a runway show on October 15 in NYC.

"This is a… Continue

Added by Adrien Chauvat on August 12, 2008 at 4:21pm — No Comments

NEW ECO-BRAND SPOTTING



New York-based Evelina Zdunczyk was born in Poland to a family of musicians and performers. An accomplished artist and model, she is also the designer behind eco-themed Vegan Queen.



“The Queen goes Green!”



With remarkable credentials in the fashion industry (Karl Lagerfeld, John Varvatos, and Erin Fetherston) and influences of nature, Evelina strives to impact the world of fashion with her own ethical designs. VQ promotes a… Continue

Added by Apparel1 on August 12, 2008 at 6:00am — No Comments

Finalizing our 5 Designers!!!

We have been looking for the hottest and the trendiest designers to be a part of our "DENIM FASHION COLLECTIVE" where for a trial period, we will promote and publicize 5 outstanding and "ready" designers jointly and create events to combine all 5 lines to get equal exposure. These 5 designers will be included in an intense 9 month PR Campaign leading up to the opening of DENIM PR's - DENIM Butterfly Showroom.





We will be making our… Continue

Added by DENIM public relations / DENIM butterfly fashion merchandising on August 11, 2008 at 5:23pm — No Comments

Haute Mimi



Hello all you gorgeous people,



Everyone in the fashion world is talking about HAUTE MIMI , the new fashion, beauty and lifestyle web log dedicated to all things fabulous. HAUTE MIMI , through extensive research by the editors, focuses on bringing the latest and greatest from the fashion, beauty and lifestyle industries to their readers worldwide, while making it entertaining and pleasing to read. It is the premier fashion source for… Continue

Added by Millissa M | Editor, Haute Mimi on August 10, 2008 at 9:00pm — 4 Comments

GIVEAWAY!!! Get Your Girlfriend Grams

Looking for a unique gift for a bride or bridesmaid? Look no further than Girlfriend Grams™. Lani and Deanna have generously offered to give away one free Gram (either the Bridesmaid Gram or Bridal Gram) to a lucky reader. And after all, today is 8/8/08, so maybe your luck will be even better than usual!



Entry Rules: (Sorry, only U.S. residents can enter)

1. Leave a commentat THIS… Continue

Added by Weddiquette on August 8, 2008 at 2:45pm — No Comments

HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE SECOND ANNUAL ALTERNATIVE TRADESHOW LONDONEDGE NEW YORK (LENY)

New alternative fashion trends in clothing, footwear, accessories and giftware discovered

Drawing a hip and edgy fashion crowd from all over the world to its new location in the Javits Center; LondonEdge New York hosted the second LENY Tradeshow, making the two day event in July a triumphant success. The tradeshow, now an annual event for New York City, capitalized on LENY’s unparalleled formula of mixing the business of future-fashion and the… Continue

Added by David Bosch on August 8, 2008 at 12:50pm — No Comments

No Fear, Just DIVA: Road Maps - CLOAK Clothing Line

Up and coming clothing line CLOAK (cloakinc.com) has created a whole new fashion math: "Fashion + Cause = Solution" and that is exactly what this brand is about.



The CLOAK team answered my standard Road Map questions and so much more! This is a brand that is destined to become a lifestyle. For those of you who want to start your own brand with a true sense of purpose, grab your pen and take notes...



1.) What have been your Road… Continue

Added by Mei-Li Thomas on August 8, 2008 at 2:35am — 1 Comment

Vegan Queen Melds Luxury Handbags with Ecology



Vegan Queen’s City Bag, $855

As featured in Vogue



Who says high-style can't also be sustainable? Sexy, stylish, and animal-friendly, Vegan Queen melds luxury with ecology. Finally, aesthetics and ethics coexist in harmony. Vegan Queen fashionistas love high-quality, modestly shaped bags, without compromising fashion and style. Each handbag is crafted from the finest eco-luxurious materials such as monogram-embossed vegetal… Continue

Added by Apparel1 on August 7, 2008 at 6:00am — No Comments

Jack + Bill Winners Selected!



On July 15 and 16, Jack + Bill met with nearly 150 emerging New York stylists, women’s apparel designers, models and jewelry designers turned out for the chance to win representation intended to raise awareness of their brand leading up to New York Fashion Week in September. The casting call also drew celebrity attendees, including Gossip Girl stars Penn Badgley and Blake Lively.



Jack + Bill selected clients in four categories, adding… Continue

Added by Alyson on August 6, 2008 at 6:06pm — No Comments

Calling Atlanta Casual Wear Designers!

Hi everyone! I work at an event planning company called TOYL Events and I'm in charge of finding casual wear vendors (designers or boutique owners) who would like to participate in our upcoming women targeted expos and conventions such as our popular girls night out Bachelorette Party Expo (standard size clothing) and our size 12 and above (plus size) Curve Appeal Beauty and Fashion Conventions (both in Atlanta). You would have an opportunity to sell/showcase designs and possibly participate in… Continue

Added by Mallory Culberson on August 6, 2008 at 2:29pm — 3 Comments

50 Wedding Traditions, Superstitions and Facts

Good Luck and Bad Luck



1. Hey, brides, tuck a sugar cube into your glove — according to Greek culture, the sugar will sweeten your union.



2. The English believe a spider found in a wedding dress means good luck. Yikes!



3. In English tradition, Wednesday is considered the “best day” to marry, although Monday is for wealth and Tuesday is for health.



4. The groom carries the bride across the threshold to bravely protect her from evil spirits… Continue

Added by Weddiquette on August 5, 2008 at 9:18am — No Comments

Email Blasts: Building a Successful Fashion Marketing Email Campaign





Creating successful email blasts can seem like a real pain in the tush, especially when you are a one-person show. Trying to find the time for designing, production and marketing can seem like an impossible task. For all of you struggling to make your email blasts count or all of you who are just starting out, here is a list of helpful hints for creating email blasts that are a real hit.



Messages with Value



What was the last marketing email that… Continue

Added by Andrea on August 4, 2008 at 1:40am — No Comments

GEOX : Italian Footwear Company - Girls Shoes



Are you familiar with GEOX? Pretty cool footwear company from Italy.



For girls, Geox offers a cute model in shiny leather with shades of glitter and details in patent leather. The base of the shoe is bronze-coloured with contrast tones in intense pink that give a vintage look. The stitching looks like crochet-work and makes these very modern sneakers fit for a princess.



Learn more about… Continue

Added by Apparel1 on August 3, 2008 at 5:30am — 1 Comment

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