Let's face it. It's about cost as well as quality and delivery. We must go direct to factories. The problem? Going TRULY direct to factories poses another problem. Sure, the prices are without the 5,6,7,(or more) percent commission that the agents take(for simply transferring your spec info to facty), but how do you combat the language barrier? Thanks, agents, for all you've done to help us with this problem, but that was then,,,,this is now. X-treme Direct, LLC, will put you in touch directly… Continue
Added by Anthony Stellato on March 13, 2009 at 9:43am —
Executives from award-winning U.S. designer denim label J Brand are pleased to announce their exclusive collaboration with the UK’s No.1 High Street retailer, Topshop, hits sales floors this week. The very best of America’s premium denim meets the vibrant, constantly changing UK fashion scene. The result: J Brand for Topshop.
The limited-edition capsule collection will debut in Topshop’s Oxford Circus flagship store. “We see this collaboration… Continue
Added by Fibre2fashion on March 13, 2009 at 9:29am —
If you find yourself in Manhattan, you simply must hie yourself to midtown to the International Center for Photography’s Museum for
“In High Fashion: Edward Steichen
The Conde' Nast Years… Continue
Added by Mad Fashionista on March 13, 2009 at 8:30am —
Probably, the most fashionable person in your family, with a curious and detailed sense of fashion, is none but your own and very very special little-and-school-going daughter. Being a mother you very easily notice that she is carries no less quantum of fashion instincts than her mother does in terms of spring/summer kids clothing. Read More
Added by Dexter James on March 13, 2009 at 1:30am —
Out with the cold in with the Spring...
In these uncertain economic times everyone wants to save money. Reusing items helps to put money back in your pocket (or if you are girl it puts money in your cute oversized, overpriced, and overstuffed handbag). Here is a list of items you can take with you into the Spring/Summer season.
1. Leggings-wear them all year they are even showing liquid leggings through the Summer.
2. Chunky rings-wear all your winter jewelry into the… Continue
Added by Mikalyn Young on March 13, 2009 at 12:13am —
Is picking a pair of jeans just not in your genes?
One question I always get asked during a session is "what jeans should I buy???"
Jeans are a great investment piece I always tell my clients to invest in 2 pairs of nice jeans. They will last for years and you will wear them almost every day. There are 3 things to keep in mind when picking a pair of jeans. First, always go dark...the darker the better. Dark denim always looks classy and more dressy so you are able to wear them… Continue
Added by Mikalyn Young on March 13, 2009 at 12:12am —
3 things right now...
1. Liquid leggins-they are very Rihanna and I love them! Liquid leggings are skin tight leggings that appear to be leather but they are made of a stretchy material. I got mine at Intermix but I know you can find them online
2. Big chunky rings-wear them on your first finger. It will make a statement and update your wardrobe!
3. Colored ankle booties-you can find them anywhere from Steve Madden to Nordstrom. Wear them with… Continue
Added by Mikalyn Young on March 13, 2009 at 12:11am —
Yes I am going there...
I have had it up to here (visualize my hand way above my head) with panty lines, bra straps, seeing women's rippling bra through their tops, and women showing EVERYTHING that goes on under your clothes...YUCK!
This might be the most important (and personal) convo we will have but it has to be done. The quickest way to ruin your clothes is to ignore your undergarments. Bras and panties are the foundation on which your clothing is established. If your… Continue
Added by Mikalyn Young on March 13, 2009 at 12:10am —
Call my agent...
Yes I know I know we are famous now! Pretty soon we are going to need a PR representative...does anyone know Ari Gold's cell number? Ha ha just joking. Good Morning Texas went so well! If you messed it (shame on you) here is a link just click and see us in action http://www.wfaa.com/video/gmtgeneral-index.html?nvid=292740
Our hot model is Roseanne. She is one of our clients and everything you see on the clothing rack is hers. Can you believe it? Roseanne is a… Continue
Added by Mikalyn Young on March 13, 2009 at 12:09am —
To wear white? or not to wear white? That is the question...
This time of year drums up the age old question all women around the U.S. ponder...is it ok to wear white after labor day? My answer in one word. YES! Go for it! This dated rule went out the window about the time women started burning their bras in protest. My advice when wearing white in the fall and winter would be to make sure the item is made from a fall/winter fabric and is lined. This means that the item should be a heavier… Continue
Added by Mikalyn Young on March 13, 2009 at 12:08am —
Fall must haves...
Fall 2008 Must Haves:
1. The feminine blouse
2. All things berry colored
3. The soft satchel
4. The standout coat
5. The skinny belt
6. The statement necklace
7. The bootie shoe
8. A touch of plaid
9. The short jacket
10. Anything with lace
Ladies listen up...fall is almost here. Now is the time to stop buying summer items and start focusing on fall and winter pieces. As you may have noticed fall items… Continue
Added by Mikalyn Young on March 13, 2009 at 12:05am —
Grab your sunblock and sandals
You asked for it...you got it! Here is a list of the 10 hot items for Spring/Summer for women and men.
1. Over sized jewelry
2. Snakeskin accessories
3. Ripped jeans
4. Wide leg pants
5. One shoulder tops and dresses
6. Tremendously high heals
7. Graphic prints
8. Fleshy colors
9. Pink and yellow
10. Ruffles and bows
***Bonus maxi dresses, gladiator sandals, and… Continue
Added by Mikalyn Young on March 13, 2009 at 12:00am —
ordered new running shoes from Piperlime last week, Brooks Addiction in a 6.5B
. I was really excited because 1) they were 50% off and 2) free shipping. While Piperlime falls under the Old Navy/Gap/Banana Republic collective, it follows the Zappos model for order fulfillment; free shipping both ways and expect advice from customer service reps.
I was excited when the box arrived, but I was even more excited when I opened this unassuming gift masquerading as a plain old shipping… Continue
Added by Macala Wright on March 12, 2009 at 11:00pm —
This is Veta Wu from the Raffles Education Corporation.
Would you like to broaden your professional network while experiencing different cultures across
Raffles Education Corporation is listed on the Mainboard of the Singapore Exchange as the largest private education group in Asia. Since establishing its first college in Singapore in 1990, the Group has grown to operate three universities and 25 colleges across nine countries in the Asia-Pacific region:… Continue
Added by veta on March 12, 2009 at 10:39pm —
In early January, the Fashion Industry Insiders held a casting call to review the work of various member designers and the turn out was outstanding! Designers were critiqued on quality, design, being on-trend, and wearability. While castings were being held, FII members had the chance to network among themselves, exchanging ideas and admiring each others' work.
The designers chosen from this casting are the official "FII Designers To Watch." As part of a new FII initiative, twice a… Continue
Added by Sara on March 12, 2009 at 5:35pm —
I’m so excited to go to Palm Springs this weekend with a new boy. He’s a photographer that I met while babysitting a celebu-tard client during a photo-shoot a couple of weeks ago. He’s totally hot and funny but has a baby mama so that’s a drag… Anyway we’re going out to the desert to hang out at the gorgeous Riviera Hotel. I decided to take the coveted new Kidada for Disney Couture Pocahontas samples to shoot pictures for LABuzzShop.com
. The… Continue
Added by Didi Freedman on March 12, 2009 at 5:30pm —
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Fighting for FIDM
This is probably the hardest post I have ever had to write, but putting pride aside Travelers I need help.
My journey has been so much fun and I am fortunate to be on it. From my internships to my classes and new networking connections. I couldn’t ask for more; except to be cleared for Spring Quarter 2009.
As it currently stands I still owe FIDM $1,035.92 just to register. My mother and I are pulling what we can… Continue
Added by Mei-Li Thomas on March 12, 2009 at 5:12pm —
We've been writing a ton about interesting prints we're seeing on the runways. Starting tomorrow or we'll post reports on trends for print and color. Our latest post is about Alexander McQueen. Others are Tsumori Chisato, Jen Kao, Sonia Rykiel, Basso and Brooke, Jonathan Saunders and lots more. Check it out. http://patternpeople.blogspot.com/
Added by PatternPeople on March 12, 2009 at 2:30pm —
On May 2nd, 2009, Stanford University will be host to The Largest Fashion Show on the West Coast. Truly going beyond borders this year, Charity Fashion Show will have moved from Tresidder Oak Lounge into a massive fashion tent that is being constructed on Roble Field. The tent construction and equipment is being overseen by 3 of the Bay Area’s largest event service companies. Within the tent there will be 900 General Admission Seats, 100 VIP… Continue
Added by CiCi Li on March 12, 2009 at 12:49pm —
Vietnam’s new launched fashion brand ‘H-Mona’ has made its official debut by launching a jazzy collection titled, “Charming line” for the 2009 summer season. This line is mainly for parties, weddings etc.
Using prominent and eye-catching colours as well as classical cutting edge designs, the collection generates classical luxury for the modern lady who wants to differentiate herself as well as look chic.
Launched as a high–class… Continue
Added by Fibre2fashion on March 12, 2009 at 9:29am —