Friday, October 31, 2008
Hearts on Fire presented their "Architectural Collection" Wednesday at the Chicago Spire/NBC Tower on the 18th floor hosted by Kelly Ryan O'Brien and Amanda Puck. All jewelry presented at this event was inspired by famous buildings or known architecture. A tribute piece was made for the Chicago Spire that is in the process of being built here.
It was all about sparkle Wednesday night. Guests were invited to sit and lounge in a smaller sitting room or were able to chat amongst others in the main hallway that was lined with bar high round tables. Jewelry on display for the night consisted of a picture of the architecture or building that the piece was inspired by, as well as a brief description of how and why this building was such an inspiration. The "perfect cut" diamond had a perfect revealing of their new "Architectural Collection."
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
American Eagle Outfitters announced the e-commerce launch of its new brand for kids, 77kids by American Eagle. The collections includes everything from denim to fleece to dresses to accessories similar to garments you would see in the American Eagle stores. All items are available online beginning today at www.77kids.com. Brands that are included in this line are 77washTM and 77softTM which has guarantees to maintain size, shape and quality and to be extremely soft and comfortable through dozens of washes. All pieces purchased are guaranteed free shipping and free returns.
President, Chris Fiore, wants parents to get as much out of these clothes as the kids. That’s why he is adamant on the guarantees of washes and returns. These clothes are stylish yet durable for kids wear and tear. The 77kids websites has a lot of extra amenities offered. 7 “Gotta Have Outfit” is a feature that displays seven different outfits on the kid models. This allows kids to get inspiration and visually see what certain pieces can go together. Size Wizard is a step by step listing of how to properly get measurements and then what sizes of 77Kids coincide with those measurements. These feature is handy when it comes to getting the correct sizes for children. All sizes can range from store to store so no one really knows exactly what size they are in a specific store.
77kids by American Eagle, offers on-trend, high-quality clothing and accessories for kids ages two to 10. American Eagle Outfitters was founded in 1977, which is the inspiration for the 77kidsTM name. The new brand will draw from the strong heritage of American Eagle Outfitters, with a point-of-view that’s thoughtful, playful and real. Like American Eagle clothing, 77kids will focus on great fit, value and style.
champagne bottles, and cookies with a Blahnik shoe design on them. While waiting to have their items signed, guests were able to view two monitors, one which played a runway show featuring his shoes and the other played La Dolce Vita, in honor of Mr. Blahnik’s love of old movies. The hit of the day, though, was his shoe, the Hangisi, which was featured in the Sex and the City movie. If only we would have known of his love of fries and milkshakes...
- Katherine Mingey
Hilary Duff was spotted last Tuesday, not in
Blessings in a Backpack started in 2005 and prides itself in helping children’s nutritional needs. Visit www.blessingsinabackpack.com for more
Moschino is a brand known for their clothing, but now they are branching out to open their own hotel, so you don't just wear their fashions, you can live it also. Grand opening for the luxury hotel Maison Moschino is in 2009. The hotel will be located in the neoclassical railway station at Viale Monte Grappe, 12, in Milan. Rossella Jardini and the Moschino creative team are receiving all the credit for the design of the hotel. The hotel will have fairy-tale themed rooms like a "Petals" room and a "Dream" hall. There are 54 rooms and 15 suites, all of which will have their own personalities and styles. The hotel will include a bar, restaurant, garden, spa, and gym. The concept of the hotel Maison Moschino was presented at the 45th annual TTG Incontri, an international tourism trade show in Rimini, Italy, which took place last weekend.
Do fashion under the influence of Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. The twins have recently released their book “Influence” that explains the girls creative vision and fashion inspirations from the likes of fashion experts, photographers, and artists like Karl Lagerfeld, Terry Richardson, and Richard Prince. Mary-Kate and Ashley will be holding book signings in the upcoming weeks in
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Monday, October 27, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
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The prestigious Olay brand is bringing professional skin care to your drug store. Olay Professional Pro-X is in the making and set to sell this coming January 2009. Professional Pro-X will be Olay’s most potent formulas to date with new proprietary peptides that will help build collagen and elastin while hydrating. Keep a look out for bright white and red boxes that encase pretty plastic jars. With skincare this good, our skin has something to look forward to after Christmas.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Tiffany Turquoise was the color of the night for Park Avenue's Armory in Manhattan. Fans gathered to celebrate their beloved Tiffany's designer, John Loring for his new book "Tiffany Style."
Loring explains that the book is pretty much a diary of the past pieces from Tiffany's and the stylish things this brand has done. Loring has been the author of 21 Tiffany books from The New Tiffany Table Settings in 1981 to Tiffany Colored Gems, published last year. Tiffany has become an American Style that is timeless. It's straightforward, refined, very honest, no complications and of most importance sophisticated. Just the qualities Americans take pride in. Amy Fine Collins, Carmen Dell'Orefice, Jamee Gregory, and Harry Benson were there to make a toast to Loring and the book. The book opens by quoting Holly Golightly saying "The only thing that does any good is to jump in a cab and to go Tiffany's."
The fashion world's latest inspiration comes from the stage. Think Carrie Bradshaw in the opening credits for Sex and the City. That's right! Tutu's are being debuted in all the hottest designers' collections. Everyone from Rei Kawakubo for Comme des Garcons and Robert Rodriguez to Ralph Lauren, Balmain and Jason Wu have jumped on the Tutu bandwagon. These fairy-like outfits are not just for ballerinas, and they will be hitting stores like H&M in a few weeks.
MTV's The Hills star, Whitney Port, has packed her bags and left the year-round sunny LA to move to New York City. Whitney, who first appeared as Lauren Conrad's friend and work colleague at Teen Vogue, has become a favorite character on the reality show. However, she has moved on to the Big City to star in her own show, The City. After much speculation, the show has started shooting Whitney around Manhattan.
The City will follow Whitney on her big bi-coastal move and her transition into a new fashion job. She's trading in her Teen Vogue badge to join the already legendary designer Diane von Furstenberg.
In addition to working hard, we're sure Whitney will be playing very hard as well. She has already been seen having dinner with a mystery man, and out at night. We're ready for a whole new set of drama and fashion… and some behind the scene looks at new DVF looks!
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Every fall around this time in October,
Nachiket Barve manipulated his fabrics into colorful geometric masterpieces for his Spring/Summer 2009 collection. The beautifully bright and lovely draped combinations are enough to give any woman the confidence to make a great fashion statements for seasons to come.
Nikasha Tawadey muted colors and played up flowing volume for her “Shisheer” collection Spring/Summer 2009. The “Big Look” line will keep wearers chic and cool from hot summer days to sweltering summer nights.
Krishna Mehta pumped vibrant colors into her “
Narendar Kumar and Sunsilk created the hair style and fashion fantasy for the Lakme Fashion Week. Global hair expert for Sunsilk from the
Monday, October 20, 2008
The exhibit will feature displays by artists all with the inspiration of the iconic Chanel quilted bag designed by Coco herself in 1955. Still a fashion staple today, the bag inspired diverse and unique displays which will make you think of Chanel, and fashion in general, in a whole new way. A loaned MP3 player will take you on a 35 minute tour of the exhibit so you do not miss any fabulous details.
The Chanel Mobile Art exhibit will be in Central Park from October 20 to November 9. Tickets are available at the onsite box office for same day ticketing. Oh, I forgot to mention – tickets are free.
If you are in the New York area or have always fawned over Chanel, this exhibit is a must see!
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Dismero fell hard for Factio Magazine this Fall. The Factio Magazine fall Issue launch party at gallery space 4 Art in the Chicago Art District brought real fashion ads to life in hosting Dismero’s latest fashion shoot with designer and founder Andy D'Auria, Italian photographer Marco Pedde and Alessandro Cantoni, Dismero's art director from Italy. Guests enjoyed the first unedited views of the exclusive spread. The party was dotted with beautiful models in the latest Dismero clothing and makeup by the new head of Ulta on State Street, David Barnett – formerly of the John Barret Salon at Bergdorf Goodman. Andy D’Auria couldn’t help himself around all the beautiful guests as he pulled women one by one into the dressing room so that they too could model his new line. Fig Media DJ Megan Taylor shook up the space with cool euro tunes as guests enjoyed an assortment of designer sushi catered by Kohan Restaurant and deliciously sweet drinks accented with rock candies by Hpnotiq. Guests brimmed with goodies on their way home, receiving gift bags with Dismero t-shirts, Factio Magazine’s fall issue, and gift certificates. If you missed out, don’t worry; just make sure to pick up the latest issue of Factio Magazine for yourself!