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Profile of a Designer-Entrepreneur

I'm sure everyone has a different opinion about what it takes to be an independent designer-entrepreneur. We designer-entrepreneurs probably all think, "you have to be like me!"



I know I started out feeling extremely under-qualified. With no current connections in the industry and no fashion education, where was I to start?



At that time I failed to recognize the strengths I had inherited from my family. Both of my parents are entrepreneurs, who can never be happy in an… Continue

Added by Melody Wilson on May 4, 2009 at 1:22pm — No Comments

Faux Fur Handbags by Skylier Wear

As seen in the "Swap in the City" 2008 Fashion Show and clothing swap benefiting San Francisco women's shelters.

Whether you're feeling "Red Delicious" or Berry Sexy," Luscious Candy

is as spontaneous and flirtatious as you!


Because you are not a wall flower, Luscious Candy is not your average handbag!



Available in two perfect sizes! And four distinct personalities! And four different color!



Look Out for our… Continue

Added by Skylier Wear on May 4, 2009 at 12:19pm — No Comments

Brands Rethink Marketing Strategy

In April, Women’s Wear Daily interviewed David Birnbaum on retail strategies in the current economy. Birnbaum concluded that in order to remain a viable brand, long term survival depended on a brand or retailer rethinking and redefining the relationship that it had with its customer.



To accomplish this, understand… Continue

Added by Macala Wright on May 4, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments

Miss Georgia Elite Pageant Registration

We are pleased to annouce that the Miss Georgia Elite Pageant is now enrolling contestants for this years pageant. Contestants must be at least 5 years of age and no older than 17 years of age by September 27, 2009. The last day to enroll is May 8, 2009. Their is a registration fee of $125.00 CASH ONLY. All interested can email a photo and contact info. to cempageantproduction@gmail.com.

Added by CEM Productions on May 2, 2009 at 7:07pm — No Comments

Anchors and Nautical Themed Clothing

So last year about this time I was dating someone in the Navy (who kind of turned out to be a loser), when he left for bootcamp I was somehow compelled to get a anchor tattoo on my foot. Lots of people criticized that decision of mine but I have to say I love it. I have now created at least three stories to explain why I got it and alternate telling people them. (One is about how I just love J. Crew so much) Regardless I feel that the nautical theme is one that we will see appear in every… Continue

Added by Michelle A. Holloway on May 2, 2009 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Why Wovens but Not Knits??

It's a little puzzling, given the immense popularity of knit fabrics in fashion today, why knit prints are relatively hard to find. Premier fabric designers like Robert Kauffman (pictured), Amy Butler, and Michael Miller all seem to design prints produced exclusively as woven fabrics.



Is this because their target market is primarily quilters? Today, with the emergence of so much patchwork in… Continue

Added by Melody Wilson on May 1, 2009 at 7:18pm — No Comments

Kanye West Nike Air Yeezy sneakers : Saturday May 2nd 2009 Release

Yesterday morning around 9:00AM, I saw a handful of people waiting outside a Foot Locker on West 34th Street. They were sitting on lawn chairs, so I assumed they were waiting for some sort of special promotion. Amazing that people will sit around for several hours to get a free give away or purchase a new shoe style. Today I walked by and I see that they are still waiting... Wow, they are not waiting around for a few hours. They are waiting for… Continue

Added by Apparel1 on May 1, 2009 at 6:00pm — No Comments

chic fashion week comeing to silicon valley

we are bringing chic fashion week to silcon valley this summer, it will be a three day event we are meeting on tuesday at 10.00am at 2147 10th st south san jose we are still 0pen for new menbers who would like be on this board so please visit chicfashionweek.com or mariobproductions.com or call 510472-0782

Added by mario benton on May 1, 2009 at 5:00pm — No Comments

STYLE MIAMI : CINCO DE MIMO



Looking for something fun to do on Saturday?

Go to the Cinco de MiMo Street Festival!



Check out their website for details:

http://64.224.58.111/cincoschedule.htm



There are many mini events going during the festival. One of them is STYLE MIAMI.



CLOAK is one of the sponsors of: STYLE MIAMI hosted by B² events & Upper Eastside Garden. Includes refreshments and food from Jason Hedges’ who will be… Continue

Added by CLOAK Inc. on May 1, 2009 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Celebrities and their obsession with STORM.

They wear us, they follow us, and they love us! Celebrities are all about showing off in their STORM watches!

Our celebrity following ranges from T.V. stars Debra Messing, Jennie Garth, and the Kardashian sisters to music sensations the Pussycat Dolls, Jamie Foxx, and Tim McGraw. It seems as though celebrities just can’t have enough STORM in their wardrobe!

In this years April issue of Life and Style magazine the Kardashians can be seen wearing STORM’s Balance watch in white. That is… Continue

Added by STORM of London on May 1, 2009 at 2:35pm — No Comments

Save Fashion Port Authority New York

As I rush out of Port Authority (NYC), in the mornings and rush back in during early evening, I have been noticing the development of a clothing store. It appears to be called Save Fashion. I have not had the time to check out the sign carefully because I am always in a rush. Today when I glanced, I think the sign may have said that this is a temporary store that will be around for around a month. I thought that was rather interesting. Wondering if this is a traveling sample sale. At this… Continue

Added by Apparel1 on May 1, 2009 at 9:34am — No Comments

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Added by Debra Waibel ( Shattered Girlz ) on May 1, 2009 at 2:12am — No Comments

An Awesome marketing tool

Ok so of course my online store: www.shopknowboutique.com is under way, well I've been researching better outlets of marketing. check this site out: www.wix.com I was able to create a flash store front for free because I couldn't change my domain name to my store knowboutique.com and it was going to cost me a lot of money. Reason of

trying to change the name is everyone can't remember: www.shopknowboutique.com. Well anyways it's just a super cool site that helps market. I hope my blog… Continue

Added by Jenny Chang on April 30, 2009 at 7:45pm — 1 Comment

Size Integrity

The number one annoyance I face when helping customer is answering there sizing questions. Do your pants run big? If I am a 6 at Express what size am I here? While I can only try my best to answer these questions in all honesty there is no standard right answer to the question of what size a client is. During this past holiday season I was confronted with this similar question and answered to my best ability that in general I thought the pants in question ran true to size as far as our store's… Continue

Added by Michelle A. Holloway on April 30, 2009 at 6:53pm — No Comments

Be an Exhibitor

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Added by Mallory Culberson on April 30, 2009 at 6:47pm — No Comments

The new website called closetviewer

Not sure why it was never created before, but finally a website I've always wanted is now there. I found this site last night... it has to be new. It's absolutely perfect. I was able to upload all of my pictures and post them in my own closet. Also, it allows you sort, keep track of dates worn (don't need to keep track anymore myself) and allows you to even mix & match with your friends with their clothes. Amazing what technology can do these days.

Added by Breana on April 30, 2009 at 4:54pm — No Comments

WINNER : BRIANA BARNHILL!!

The winner for the contest was chosen. Briana Barnhill guessed CORRECT with Majestic. Keep checking STORM for more updates and contests!

STORM of London

Added by STORM of London on April 30, 2009 at 3:41pm — No Comments

Apparel Search Wakes Up : Finally Creates Women's Apparel Section

After all these years (over a decade), Apparel Search has finally created a section specifically for three key fashion categories.



Although the Apparel Search clearly touches on nearly every aspect of fashion, the site did not specifically have a unique starting point for people searching for women's apparel, men's apparel, or children's apparel. Well, Apparel Search has recently rectified this issue. If you are interested, you can check… Continue

Added by Apparel1 on April 30, 2009 at 6:00am — No Comments

The Towering World of Jimmy Choo

Fashion Indie reports thats “The Towering World of Jimmy Choo” is a must read. Everyone starts somewhere, even a luxury brand maker.







Just as the fashion industry…
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Added by Macala Wright on April 30, 2009 at 1:30am — No Comments

Inspirational Women

As the Director of Interactive Marketing for 1928 Jewelry, I was constantly testing new strategies and tactics that will help build online brand awareness, increase our customer base and of course, drive sales.



Since I started working at 1928, I was been amazed by the women that wear our jewelry and the stories of how they came to wear our jewelry. The all possess this innate ability to take a piece and make it theirs. I find myself… Continue

Added by Macala Wright on April 30, 2009 at 1:00am — No Comments

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