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January 2008 Blog Posts (36)

Winter Fashion vs Summer Fashion : Timing of Fashion

Recieved a news letter today from Steve Madden (shoe company). After clicking on the image on the newsletter it brought me to the shoe above. The description of the shoe; basket weave wedge comes in this seasons hottest hues and is perfect for any warm weather outfit. I guess the question I have is should clothing retailers and shoe stores do a better job targeting their audience. For example, I happen to live on the East Coast of the…


Added by Apparel1 on January 31, 2008 at 7:49am — 1 Comment

New items available!

New items up in my etsy shop as well as my ebay store. Stop by and do some valentines shopping!

Added by Chrystine on January 30, 2008 at 3:00pm — No Comments

My Fashion Initiative

My Fashion Initiative is a company that specializes in international trade with a focus on the fashion industry and the industries that make fashion happen. From starting a new company to arranging financing for distribution around the world we are here to help.

Please email me if you are interested in hearing more about our company!

Added by Monika on January 29, 2008 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Your Fashion Stinks

Please do not take the title of my blog to heart.. I am not insulting your sense of style nor the smell of your old gym socks.. Actually, I just wanted to inform you about a new fabric that claims to be ODOR - FIGHTING. Their is a new odor fighting fabric called VisaEndurance. This fabric is developed by Milliken & Company and is available to apparel and other product… Continue

Added by Apparel1 on January 29, 2008 at 12:28pm — No Comments

Brief Thoughts on The Project Show, Collective, and Blue January 2008

Well, last week was predictably a very busy one. There were shows all over town (New York City), and the cabs were kept active carting buyers and Designers around in 20 degree weather.

The Project show, way downtown @ 7 world trade center, was a visual Wonder by all accounts. The Views were Spectacular, and the products shown Generally lived up to the hype. Four floors of where Premium direction is going. Lot's of good new vendors,…


Added by Apparel1 on January 28, 2008 at 12:47pm — No Comments

WWD Fashion Career Expo New York February 2008

For those of you looking for a career in fashion, this event may be helpful to you. I have never personally attended the event, but I would image it is a good place to visit if you are searching for employment....

WWD Fashion Career Expo is the premier opportunity to interview with hiring decision-makers of marquee companies in fashion, retail and beauty, with the exclusive support of Womens Wear Daily, one of the…


Added by Apparel1 on January 28, 2008 at 6:00am — No Comments

Swimwear the Old Fashion Way - still looking good

Atonement has been nominated by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' 80th Annual Academy Awards® for the category of best motion picture of the year. In my opinion, this particular image from the film captures the simple elegance of the time. The film is set in the 1930's and captures suttle beauty in a full one piece bathing suit... Anyway, I could not resist posting the image. See ladies, you can look smashing without…


Added by Apparel1 on January 28, 2008 at 6:00am — No Comments

Hello All You Gorgeous People

Thanks for all the new friend requests. It's always a pleasure meeting new people in this industry. I hope to meet many more of you. Here are some fashion updates:

  • Valentino showed his last collection at the Musee Rodin on Wed
  • Elie Saab takes inspiration from …

Added by Millissa M | Editor, Haute Mimi on January 28, 2008 at 12:33am — No Comments

Discount Code for Fashion Industry Network members: TXC707

Dear Friends:

I had promised that I will have our marketing team create a special discount code for all my friends on the network. I am posting this code for your personal use or for use by your family members and friends.

This code allows discounts in addition to the discounts being offered for Valentine Day Special on Texere Silk Website.

I am sure you will love the hand painted…


Added by Ali Syed on January 27, 2008 at 11:19pm — 2 Comments

Latest weekly edition of Wickedly Chic is now available

If you aren't familiar with Wickedly Chic, be sure to check us out at We are a weekly online magazine dedicated to the promotion of independent businesses. In addition, we have games (check under Wickedly Lucky), weekly contests sponsored by indie companies and much more.

This week, we are featuring Dorothy Lynch, willowNwisp, Gentle Illumination, Nature's Shea Butter, Bayside Soap & Candle, Debby Arem Jewelry &…


Added by Liz Nonnemacher on January 27, 2008 at 5:07pm — No Comments

whats your perfect dress/suite

what is your perfect garment thats what all designer want to know ethier it sexy and slutty or calm and casual what would you like this summer or what would you like next year these are a questions they would ask you i am going to give the viewer/the people reading this questions what you will answer if your choise but please take this quiz and post them so other designers who are on this network can see and design the perfect clothes

question one: would you rather wear something sexy…


Added by PADDY on January 27, 2008 at 3:34pm — 1 Comment

timeline of fashion whats changed

1920s: The only time when clothes were sensible but sexy never slutty or rude there clothes were revealing but not revealing to much they had lovely coats with the huge collars and these were most ideas for costumes come from such as the evil witch or the evil queen and the evil woman from 101 dalamations

1940s: Times changed fast it went from long black dresses to under knee hight dresses with low cut backs and no sleeves also the time were marilyn monroe the famous pin up became…


Added by PADDY on January 27, 2008 at 2:57pm — No Comments


Day (Basic) Makeup Application~ Introduce you to a simple makeup technique. It hepls you discover how you can use a simple technique to highlight your features, and how a combination of makeup trends can also complement your personality. $50.00 lashes excluded,to include lashes add $10.00…


Added by adrienne caffay on January 25, 2008 at 9:15pm — No Comments

What is Your Couture Fairytale?

Couture gowns often look like something from a fairytale or, at least, from a fairytale life. The gowns conjure up a dream world based on a

simple question, “Where would I wear that?” I, obviously, wouldn't wear

that anywhere considering I have no occasion that would require such a

dress. However, part of the fun of couture is imagining where I would

wear the dress, which of course requires conjuring up an entire life

(and… Continue

Added by FashionMeFabulous on January 25, 2008 at 3:37pm — 1 Comment

Can You Design the Best New Jean Look?

Project Runway designers aren't the only ones to get a shot at designing an iconic jean look. Levi's wants to see your take on it too. So if you think you can create the ultimate new denim design, enter the Levi's 501 Challenge and see if your design wins enough points to be sold on

Just… Continue

Added by FashionMeFabulous on January 25, 2008 at 3:26pm — No Comments

Academy Awards Certainly Relevant to Fashion

The Academy Awards are around the corner. As we can all understand, the awards are primarily about movie stars and Hollywood... However, the event also has a great deal to do with Fashion and Stylists. Obviously, the first question to most stars as they walk the red carpet is "what designer are you wearing?"

Anyway, I decided to put together a section to help us all keep better track of what is going on with the Oscars. Actually, I have so far created two…


Added by Apparel1 on January 24, 2008 at 11:38pm — No Comments

Celebrities Wearing Versace Designer Clothing

One of the primary forces

behind the success of the Versace label is celebrity fashion.

Celebrities have the ability to promote labels they support through the

media and publicity they receive on a consistent basis. Versace is one

of the most popular labels among today’s hottest celebrities and has

been highly recognized… Continue

Added by chai on January 24, 2008 at 4:46pm — 1 Comment

Spring 2008 Designer Handbag Trend

Let us see what's the Spring 2008 designer handbag trends that you can carry all through summer.Spring 2008 designer handbag trends include simple

black and white frame bags, exotic skins in multicolored form, and

eye-catching candy colored handbags that top off any simple ensemble

in style. Here are the top designer handbag trends for Spring 2008,

straight from the runway:

Spring 2008…


Added by chai on January 23, 2008 at 10:49am — No Comments

For Those of You In France - Fashion Show Jan 2008

To present the Autumn-Winter 2008/2009 collections, WHO’S NEXT

takes over halls 3&4 of the Parc des Expositions at

Porte de Versailles, right next to the International

Fashion Accessory Designers Trade Show : PREMIERE


Added by Apparel1 on January 23, 2008 at 7:53am — No Comments

Properly Applied Eye Liner Or Not

Is this eye liner properly applied?

Looks good to me? Maybe a bit dark for some, but she obviously can pull it off.

Eyeliner can make even the smallest eyes appear larger. When applied to already delicious eyes, the liner works wonders. Applying it correctly is key, you don't want the line to be too dark, harsh and obvious or you risk looking overstated.

Note: This…


Added by Apparel1 on January 23, 2008 at 6:00am — No Comments

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