2011 CFDA Fashion Awards: Fashion Influences

by Taja Scott on Jun 7th, 2011 in Designers, Events, News
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Where do we find fashion excellence? Who influences the vision and creativity of today’s fashion? The Council of Fashion Designers of America is the perfect event to find fashion excellence. This event presents the brilliance of fashion creativity at it’s best. Celebrating their tenth year, CFDA acknowledges a new generation of diversed talent. Swarovski is the underwriter for CFDA. “On Monday, June 6th, 2011 CFDA Fashion Awards recognized various contributions to American fashion by individuals from all areas of the industry with awards being given for their massive creativity for womenswear, menswear, assesories including accomplishments in journalism, creative vision and lifetime achievement award.” This year’s nominees and honorees are acknowledged for their accomplishment of American fashion and the influence that a new generation of talent is having on the industry while also celebrating the masters of design. The nominees and honorees are as follows: WOMENSWEAR DESIGNER OF THE YEAR Alexander Wang Jack McCollough & Lazaro Hernandez for Proenza Schouler MarcRead More

Hats: Summer’s much needed accessory

by Taja Scott on Jun 2nd, 2011 in Announcements, Tips
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Summer vacation is coming up and you have a massive list of needed belongings. You’ve got your sunscreen. Your beach towel and fashionable summer wear. Now, your ready to go! Not. You forgot to pack a much needed accessory, a stylish hat (or two). During winter, beanies of all kinds are worn to keep your head warm making you look as cute as ever. During the summer, the right type of hat is worn for the scalp to reduce the cause of sun cancer. It’s also worn to keep the sun out of your eyes. Keeping you cool, safe, and stylish. Although, some hats may seem outrageously designed for most males and females. Like hats worn at the recent royal wedding. They are prone to be a great accessory to your summer wardrobe.  There are plenty of hats that are accessible for any outfit. They are even perfect for bad hair days. Where can you find these stylish hats and what hats are perfect thisRead More

H&M WaterAid Collection Launches

by Taja Scott on May 26th, 2011 in Announcements, Designers, News
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Making a difference isn’t common to the world’s fashion mongol H&M, yet it is apart of their agenda to make a difference through fashion. For the ninth year in a row, H&M is teaming up with WaterAid to help provide pure water and sanitation to some of the world’s poorest countries. H&M (Hennes & Mauritz) introduces fabulous new fashion for Summer 2011.  The beachwear is in shades of blue which benefits WaterAid. The collection launched today, May 26, 2011 in around 150 stores worldwide. “H&M WaterAid collection focuses on beachwear for the entire family, with light summer clothing alongside swimwear and essential beach accessories, all based around the colour of water: blue.” H&M has even provided jumpsuits, wrap-around dresses, bikinis, and sunhats for women to shirts, shorts, and espadrilles for men. The collection showcases summer must-haves for men and women, as well as cute mini-versions of the adult designs for kids. “Every purchase from theRead More

Summer Wear Ideas for Men & Women

by Taja Scott on Apr 28th, 2011 in Announcements, News, Tips
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Summer… out of all seasons, can feel like the least inspring season to show your style cravings. You either spend too much time at the beach or  you spend all your time indoors because of the overshadowing heat. You dish out the layering of shirts and you tend to find nothing in your closet because of the previous seasons. How can you find a great summer trend without feeling so hot and unfashionable? Well for women, skirts, lace, and dresses will always be a must have. There cool, comfortable and cute. For men, trousers, shorts and knits is a constant trend especially during the dramatic summer weather. Also, it’s been said that for an overall trend for everyone, vivid prints, and stripes are key to a fashionable look for summer. The main theme you’ll find this summer is classic, bold, and edgy wear that’s adored by vivid colors and neutral colors. Even, black and white fashion is defined asRead More

Kate Middleton: The New Fashion Icon

by Taja Scott on Apr 25th, 2011 in Events, News
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Kate Middleton, originally known as Catherine Elizabeth Middleton, is said to be the new fashion icon. Kate is constantly being watched and photographed due to her unique sense of style. If you haven’t heard, Kate Middleton is the fiance of Prince William of Wales. The dazzling couple is expected to marry on April 29, 2011. Kate Middleton, whether she knows it or not has influenced many with her style. Her iconic fashion sense didn’t start over night. It took years in the making, for Kate to adapt her own style and also add to the continuous trends in fashion. She has been featured in numerous best-dressed lists and was chosen by The Daily Telegraph as the “Most Promising Newcomer” in its 2006 list of style winners and losers. The British Journal and Magazine called Tatler placed Kate at number 8 on its yearly listing of the top ten style icons in 2007. She was also featured in People magazine’s 2007 and 2010 best-dressed lists.Read More

Review: TNK Leathers with Quality

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When you think of TNK… What comes to mind? Craft? Style? Quality? TNK Leathers is all that and above. Since 1985, TNK Leathers has continuously developed better products for consumers and commercial importers. It’s essential to TNK to raise the standards of design, quality, durablity, innovation, and customer satisfaction. “Their goal is to give the customer best value for money, and happiness by having their products, in low prices as possible.” TNK Leathers provides leather wallets for men and stylish clutch bags for women. They design their products according to the feel of consumers needs and wants. They understand that customers lifestyle is important in presence and style. In obtaining the consumers preference, TNK’s designers are in direct contact with the consumers by listening to their feedback on it’s products. This is one of the key elements that makes TNK Leathers have true meaning of quality.   One of the benefits in shopping with TNK Leathers, is the ever low prices and free shipment no matter where you are located.Read More

2011 Coachella: Festival of Fashion

by Taja Scott on Apr 18th, 2011 in Events, News, Shows
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The 12th annual Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival was a three day event which began on April 15th and ended on April 17th. It took place at the Empire Polo Field in Indio, California attracting 75,000 fans each day. This festival had a great line-up with over 150 acts and performances like the Professionals, Black Keys, Ms.Lauryn Hill and many others. According to Josh Haner of  The New York Times, “When performers acted out ambivalence — Julian Casablancas of the Strokes, left, murmuring jadedly, or Erykah Badu, imperiously teasing the audience with false endings — the pose assumed a little more weight,” Ben Ratliff writes. “They were doing this at Coachella, where certain performances now become career markers, watched by up to 75,000 on the field, and, this year, live-streamed around the world on Youtube.” The Coachella Music Festival is not only for the music and art lovers, but it’s also for the fab fashion lovers. TheRead More

Designer Spotlight: Boris Kodjoe offers affordable fashion

by Taja Scott on Apr 16th, 2011 in Announcements, Designers, News
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Boris Kodjoe, the German-Austrian actor and former model presents a custom apparel that is affordable for all called “ALFA.” This international organization allows the consumer to customize the apparel straight from their website. “It’s mission is to make the luxury of highest quality, handcrafted, custom-made clothing and accessories, affordable for everyone.” ALFA, which means  ”affordable luxury for all” let’s you choose the fabric, select the thread from buttons, to pockets, and even add your initials. The website has a variety of fabrics and colors to choose from for men to design their own shirts and ties. The ties are said to be  priced from $15 to $30 and the shirts range from $29 to $75. Not forgetting about the opposite sex, Boris has made the apparel also available for women. You can customize the blouses according to color, style, fabric and measurements. The cost for blouses start at $29, making it simply affordable for women all around. As stated on worldofalfa.com, the processRead More

Fashion Targets Breast Cancer

by Taja Scott on Apr 11th, 2011 in Announcements, Events, News
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 The 15th annual Fashion Targets Breast Cancer (FTBC)  campaign has begun! This year’s charitable campaign is different from previous years. The charity campaign and it’s online partners has a new idea to create a complete FTBC line in support of the cause. Thirty percent of each sell will go to a charity called Breakthrough Breast Cancer benefiting cancer patients as it will go to cancer research. The goal is to raise more than 1 million for Breakthrough Breast Cancer. ”Each and every piece of FTBC’s collection has been designed specifically by  M&S, River Island, Warehouse, Topshop, Coast, Laura Ashley, my-wardrobe.com and bottlegreen, to fit in with current trends.”  The prices are said to range from £1.50 to £157. How did Fashion Targets Breast Cancer start? Nina Hyde, a Fashion Editor of Washington Post, was diagnosed with breast cancer, and asked her friend Ralph Lauren for help in bringing attention to the disease. As time progressed, Nina passed in 1994 leaving behnind her friend RalphRead More

Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen: The New Fashion Icons

by Taja Scott on Apr 7th, 2011 in Announcements
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The Past Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, the most adorable twins known to man (in the 90′s) starred as Michelle Tanner on the television sitcom Full House at only nine months old. They are not only known for being the twins on Full House, they are also known for their numerous appearances in a few direct to video movies like Passport to Paris and Win in Rome. In 2004, they were part of a Got Milk? campaign and had the opportunity to dual-host Saturday Night Live. As the twins grew older, they realized that fashion was their new passion. Mary-Kate was known for her Bohemian-like style which was noticed by the New York Times who declared her as a fashion icon. Ashley was known for wearing fur which elected her in PETA’s Worst Dressed list in 2006. They later started a clothing  line called Mary-Kate and Ashley: Real fashion for real girls catered to ages 4 to 14. ThisRead More