Thursday, January 31, 2013

Treasure to Bestow Upon Your Loved Ones For Vday 2013

Mercedes Ganon, Founder and Creator of Parfums Mercedes, adds another smash hit to her collection with Jus D'Amour, the Essence of Love and Embodiment of Comfort. Melody and Harmony come together as one in this amazing new fragrance that will surely rock your senses and create a Valentine's Day to remember.

What makes Jus D'Amour so captivating is the beautiful precious and romantic blend of Coco Palm, Aqualeaf Accord, Night Blooming Jasmine, Violet, Tahitian Vanilla & Sandalwood. Sophisticated and serene with a warm, soft sweetness that takes the edge off a stressful day.

Thomas Hood wrote, "Oh, if it be to choose and call thee mine, love thou art every day my Valentine!" That means to honor your love every day like it were Valentines Day. What better way to share the Essence of Love with those who mean the most to you.

"Jus D'Amour will rock your senses and seduce your soul with this very clean, sensual scent that creates the mood not just the moment", explains Mercedes Ganon. "It's exciting to create something that touches so many & that inspires strength yet remains subtle and we're so proud that it's been receiving such rave reviews."

About Mercedes
As a singer, songwriter and captivating performer, her sultry voice will caress your soul. It's no surprise that she has developed an edgy sound that challenges all traditionalism. Her music is symphonic, inspirational, and visual, creating an awakening that will vibrate all of your senses. Mercedes is in the habit of creating unforgettable stage performances that will rock the spirit and sooth the soul.

About Jus D'Amour by Parfums Mercedes Jus D'Amour was featured in Life & Style Magazine and French publication, Essential Beauty amongst the best perfumes in the world and has been prominently featured at many global events including DPA and Natalie Dubois' Cannes gifting suites at the Carlton Hotel. France, Germany,Brazil, Japan, Switzerland, Denmark, and Italy and most recently at the red carpet event at the Frederic Fekkai salon on Melrose Place which was co-hosted by Alan Mruvka, who also manages Mercedes &

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Ariel Winter in CB Luxe at Premiere of Batman: The Dark Knight Returns

Ariel Winter Accessorizes with CB Luxe at the Premiere of "Batman: The Dark Knight Returns- Part 2"
Actress Ariel Winter looks chic while wearing CB Luxe at the "Batman: The Dark Knight Returns- Part 2" Premiere presented by The Paley Center for Media and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on January 28th, 2013 in Beverly Hills, CA. Ariel wore the Large Pave Bangle in Sterling Silver from CB Luxe.

CB Luxe is the fine jewelry collection by Callae Brownstein. The line mixes precious and semi-precious stones to give pieces a modern twist, while also adding a more traditional touch to contemporary pieces to make them timeless. Callae's inspiration for the line comes from her mother and grandmother who were known for their original style choices along with her strong industry experience and innate understanding of jewelry. CB Luxe is available for purchase at
CB Luxe Large Pave Bangle in Sterling Silver. $300.00

Monday, January 28, 2013

Melanie Lynskey in TACORI and Kara Ackerman January 2013

Actress Melanie Lynskey glittered in TACORI and Kara Ackerman jewelry on the red carpet at the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards yesterday. The Two and a Half Men star accessorized her green dress with a matching TACORI City Lights Green Onyx .35ct Diamond Ring (#SR15927, $1,880), a City Lights Green Onyx Bracelet (#SB16227, $1,000; and three Kara Ackerman Mini-Micro Pave Oval Hinge Bracelets ($175 each;

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Kim Kardashian in Keynote Fireside Chat Feb 6th

Kim Kardashian In Keynote Fireside Chat Kim Kardashian

The presentation will be in the form of a fireside chat, with CEO Debra Domeyer asking a series of questions related to Ms. Kardashian’s current and future entrepreneurial endeavors.

Each year they have delivered a keynoter who possesses an impressive track record of entrepreneurial success. This year is no different. Just as in past years, you'll be impressed and entertained by our keynote fireside chat. Kim will share stories about the challenges and strategies involved in building her brand and business empire via mainstream, social and mobile media.

Santa Monica
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
11:00am - 12:00pm

Only registered Webfest Global conference attendees and sponsors will be allowed to attend this session.

Friday, January 25, 2013


Standing alongside her cast mates, actress Pihla Viitala turned heads and stood out in a black couture gown by designer Mac Duggal. Making a truly stunning debut red carpet debut, Phila personified the design aesthetic of Mac Duggal and added in the perfect blend of sultriness and sophistication with every step. With the first of many red carpet appearances down, Hollywood and a new bevy of fans are eagerly anticipating Phila’s next red carpet choice.

WHO: ‘Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters’ star Pihla Viitala
WHAT: Actress Pihla Viitala attends the premiere of ‘Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters’ wearing:

Black & Nude couture gown adorned with ornate black beading by designer Mac Duggal $698

WHEN: January 25th, 2013
WHERE: TLC Chinese Theater in Hollywood, CA


Born in India, Designer Mac Duggal’s enthusiasm for women’s couture fashion was honed at an early age when he took a sketch pad and began to merge the rich, royal history and opulent traditions of his native land with a sophisticated and contemporary esthetic. Today the Mac Duggal Design House continues to showcase seasonal collections known for their statement and entrance-making drama, feminine detailing and modern sensibility. Each Mac Duggal design reflects Mac’s vision to create wearable gowns and dresses that encapsulate the very essence of the women who wear them and reflect her strength, confidence and inner beauty. Mac Duggal’s creations are as magnificent as the maharaja palaces that served as the brand’s earliest inspiration. From sleek and streamlined silhouettes to intricate draping and body conscious shapes that garner attention to more jeweled, beaded, embroidered and embellished styles – each present an early indicator to the upcoming season’s trends with an exquisite attention to detail that are the hallmark of an authentic Mac Duggal design.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Tatyana Ali in Christopher Collins Collection January 2013

Tatyana Ali posed in Christopher Collins Collection at SiriusXM Studio in New York City recently, while promoting her new BET show, Second Generation Wayans. The actress wore her Christopher Collins Brown Moto Leggings.

Project Runway's Season 8 finalist, Christopher Collins is known for his premium line of women's sportswear. Launched in 2008 and made of the upmost quality, Christopher Collins™ breathes luxury, high fashion and femininity.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Tribal Looks for 2013

We're feeling tribal inspired this week.  You really should spend some time learning more about the designers presented below.

Ditch the Flip-Flops for TUKZ

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg aside, for many men, the days of wearing hoodies and flip-flops to work are over.

After a decade of increasingly casual office dress requirements (inspired by Zuckerberg’s 1990s Silicon Valley predecessors), CEOs began demanding a more polished look beginning with the 2001 recession. By 2002, more formal dress codes had been reinstated by 19 percent of companies with more than $500 million in revenues, according to a Men’s Apparel Alliance survey.

“The 2001 recession gave Americans a taste of the tougher job market,” says Darnell Jones, a business professional and creator of TUKZ Undergarments for men, which have clasps that ensure shirts stay tucked.

“Then along came the Great Recession in December 2007 and, with it, the layoffs and high unemployment we’re still experiencing. Today, if you want to get hired and if you want to get promoted, you’ve got to look like you mean business.”

Jones notes that it’s not just corporate leaders who want a more professional-looking workforce. In a 2012 survey by, nearly 25 percent of respondents said their workplace’s dress code is too lenient. Less than 10 percent said theirs was too strict.
“Right or wrong, how much care you take – or don’t take – with your appearance communicates a lot about you,” Jones says. “If you take pride in how you look, you probably take pride in the work you do. If your outfits are thrown-together or dated, you may be reckless with details and not up on the latest in your profession.”

If you’re ready to give up your office hoodie, but aren’t sure what to replace it with, Jones offers these tips:
• Get a navy blue or gray blazer or suit coat: Solid colors are best, although pinstripes are fine, too. Get the best material you can afford. If wearing a jacket all day doesn’t fit with your workplace vibe, keep one in your office or cubicle to have handy just in case. Whether it’s a surprise visit from a client or an unexpected meeting with the CEO, slipping on a jacket is an easy way to make a good impression.
• Watch your feet: Invest in a good pair of lace-up shoes -- brown, black or, better yet, both. (The color should complement your trousers and match your belt.) Avoid square-toed shoes -- they’re dated. Be sure your shoes are polished, and replace the heels when they get run down, particularly if you’re going on a job interview or attending an important meeting. Of course, you’ll need socks, too. They should coordinate with the color of your trousers – and with each other!
• Avoid the peacock effect: Your shirt should be a solid color – no patterns and no hot pinks. Be sure it’s pressed. An undershirt is a must; it helps prevent unsightly perspiration stains and unwanted views of underlying body parts. If you’re not wearing a tie and leaving the top button or two undone, make sure the T-shirt collar is not visible at your throat. If you’re wearing a coat, about a half-inch of shirt cuff should be visible at your wrist.
• Flatter your face with a V-neck: A good-quality gray, V-neck pullover sweater worn over a blue dress shirt is a great look for business casual. The bottom of the sweater should stop at your belt line.
“You’ll be amazed at how much more seriously people take you when you look the part,” Jones says.
“The best thing is, dressing well makes you stand taller and feel more confident. That’s really a winning look.”
About Darnell Jones
Darnell Jones is the founder and president of TUKZ Undergarments, LLC, specializing in a unique functionality that prevents shirts from becoming un-tucked. He earned his bachelor’s in health with an emphasis in management at Mesa State College in Grand Junction, Colo. Jones’ vision is for TUKZ Underwear to reside in every household to improve appearance and build confidence in men and women of all ages. He currently serves as an investor and a Region Manager for Olive Medical Corp. 

PREMIUM F/W 2013/14 Summary

From January 15-17, 2013, the 10th anniversary edition of PREMIUM once again delivered a dazzling performance, this time featuring an exceptional brand portfolio of some 900 labels and more than 1400 collections. Since the very beginning, diligent curation has been a fundamental component of the PREMIUM concept, and this season’s impressive range once again ensured that the retail sector was presented with all the most relevant brands in the areas of womenswear, menswear, avant-garde, denim, sportswear, footwear and accessories.
Every season, PREMIUM is fine-tuned with improvements and new features like this season’s innovative new hall concepts. Along with a high number of new brands (30%), some of which were making their debut appearance in Germany or even all of Europe, the PREMIUM concept ensures that retailers receive a fresh, new source of inspiration one season after another.
Anita Tillmann: “During this season, which held particular meaning for us, we presented our best brand portfolio yet. We strive to refresh our coverage of the international fashion market every single season and capture all the latest influences and trends in order to inspire the retail industry. The high quality of our brands and our diligent positioning in the high-fashion segment is widely admired and praised. PREMIUM is about presenting high fashion as well as facilitating orders and generating sales, a formula that’s equally enticing to our exhibitors and to retailers. Given the current economic climate, this is extremely important.”

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With a 5% increase in visitors from the previous season and steady traffic on all three days, PREMIUM marked a successful start to the ordering season. The increase was predominately due to the rise in international visitors from beyond Europe and particularly from Asia, continuing a rising trend from the last seasons.
Visitor breakdown: Germany, Austria & Switzerland 36% | Southern Europe 24% | Benelux & France 20% | Outside Europe 6% | UK & Ireland 6% | Scandinavia 5% | Eastern Europe 3%
Anita Tillmann: “The ‘East Goes West’ initiative we have been promoting for several seasons has earned us a reputation for specializing in Asian brands. Our brand portfolio now includes numerous labels from Japan, Korea and China, and the number of Asian buyers at PREMIUM continues to increase.”

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With the new “THE ESSENCE OF PREMIUM” showroom concept, PREMIUM presented international cult labels that unite design, authenticity, glamour, luxury and exquisite handicraft, some of whom have been with PREMIUM since the very beginning. Included in THE ESSENCE OF PREMIUM showroom were Giorgio Brato, HTC, Mykita, Roberto Collina, Angel Jackson, Up to Be, Avant Toi, Shinobu, Jacques Morgan and Allagiulia. The loftlike space of the Atelier area was the perfect setting for these iconic brands, with a casual, welcoming atmosphere where visitors could get to know designers over some Italian delicacies. The daily PREMIUM HAPPY HOUR on the Atelier terrace kicked off every evening with champagne from the Veuve Clicquot Airstream trailer. Wednesday’s Happy Hour turned into THE ESSENCE OF PREMIUM PARTY, a chance for both brands and buyers to celebrate the success of the new THE ESSENCE OF PREMIUM concept.

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PREMIUM is internationally renowned for its exceptional portfolio of avant-garde Asian brands, which were predominately exhibited in the Hall 7 Dissonance area. Amongst these were the collections from Christian Dada, who has designed costumes for none other than Lady Gaga, Lalaloves London, Mabuya, Mabuya, Gene par Yuki Mishiba, Kaboun, Endehor, D´moment by yeonmi, Designed by Jaewoo Kim, Demoo Parkchoonmoo, Resurrection, Kuro Denim, etc.

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For many seasons, PREMIUM has been impressing visitors with its top-notch denim portfolio, and this season did not disappoint. Newcomers such as Koral Los Angeles and Ernest Sewn, repeat exhibitors like 7 For all Mankind and Hudson Jeans, and longtime PREMIUM partners like Current/Elliott, JBrand, True Religion, Joe’s Jeans, Dondup, Silver Jeans Co., Mother, Bleulab, Rock Revival, Robin’s Jean, Superfine, Kuro Denim, Paige Denim, and PRPS Goods & Co. make up what is the most high-caliber denim portfolio in all of Berlin.

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Anita Tillmann & Norbert Tillmann: “Our 10th anniversary was everything we hoped and dreamed it would be. We were able to celebrate PREMIUM’s birthday in the location where it all began, amongst the people who are most important to us. We are thankful to all our friends, business partners, exhibitors and visitors who have been part of PREMIUM over the last 10 years, and have stood by PREMIUM’s vision for lasting success. We also want to thank Berlin for continuing to provide the space and opportunities for entrepreneurial growth and creative development.”

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PREMIUM’s 10th anniversary was befittingly celebrated with a banquet dinner followed by a party. Harking back to PREMIUM’s beginnings, the event was held in the U3 tunnel below Potsdamer Platz. Guests at the exclusive dinner, including longtime partners, friends, and select members of the press were seated at long tables in a segment of the disused tunnel and treated to a lavish menu from star chef Markus Semmler. Television host Niels Ruf, a longtime friend of the two Tillmanns, kept guests entertained throughout the evening with anecdotes about the early days of PREMIUM. After a warm anniversary address from Berlin major Klaus Wowereit and a video installation with images from the last decade of PREMIUM, it was time for the party to get started. The tunnel’s party section was flooded with party guests who celebrated until the wee morning hours with live acts like “The Cuban Brothers” and DJs “New Glitz on the Block”, “Kill the Tills” and “Horse Meat Disco”. Featured bars from Weekend, Kingsize, Cookies and Flamingo, each serving special birthday cocktails, invited partygoers to revisit all the greats of Berlin’s scene.

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On January 14, the winners of the F/W 2013/14 PREMIUM YOUNG DESIGNERS AWARD were feted in F95 The Fashion Store. This season's winners are:
WOMENSWEAR Tom Van der Borght
MENSWEAR Asger Juel Larsen
ACCESSOIRES Benedetta Bruzziches
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Prior to the presentation of the PREMIUM YOUNG DESIGNERS AWARD was the launch of the YOUNG TALENT SHOWCASE window display at Galeries Lafayette. The showcase presents the collections of the Young Designer award winners of the previous season, arranged by the winner of the PREMIUM WINDOW DRESSER AWARD. PREMIUM’s partnership with Galeries Lafayette gives these young, creative talents the opportunity to be in the public spotlight. The launch of the Franz√∂sische Strasse window display was celebrated in the lower level of Galeries Lafayette, with invited guests mingling with the young designers.
For Anita Tillmann and Norbert Tillmann, giving back to Berlin means giving targeted aid where it is urgently needed: with the city’s disadvantaged children. In cooperation with online donation platform, they have chosen to financially support three Berlin charities with missions that lie close to their hearts. To raise awareness of these campaigns and encourage individuals in the fashion industry to get involved, these three charity projects were presented at PREMIUM by the team from Donations were collected via drink sales at mobile bars, via SMS, online at 100% of all funds collected will go to the selected charity projects. The exact amount raised over the course of this season's PREMIUM will be announced shortly.
Anita Tillmann & Norbert Tillmann: “A big thank you to everyone who took part in our donation drive and supported our endeavor to give Berlin’s needy children a better life.”

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Participants of Inaugural Class of NYC Fashion Fellows

New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and 92nd Street Y today announced the inaugural class of NYC Fashion Fellows, and the start of a year-long fellowship program for these rising stars in fashion management. The twenty fellows will receive executive-level mentoring, networking and community-building opportunities and continuing education and career advancement workshops with industry professionals and their peers. The program will help fellows achieve the next stage of growth for their careers, increase their value to their current employers, and strengthen New York City’s community of fashion professionals as a whole.

Over the next year, NYC Fashion Fellows will have the opportunity to attend relevant programming at 92Y, including the StyleCaster State of Style Summit; the Fashion Icons series with Fern Mallis; and Captains of Industry, a series of interviews with business leaders. Throughout the fellowship, fellows will also participate in educational seminars and skill-building workshops as well as breakfasts with fashion industry CEOs.

“We are excited to welcome the members of the inaugural class of NYC Fashion Fellows who, through this program, will develop skills that will help accelerate their careers in fashion,” said New York City Economic Development Corporation President Seth W. Pinsky. “These fellows will have the unique opportunity to receive one-on-one mentorship from some of New York City’s top fashion executives, positioning them well to become the next generation of leaders in this bedrock City industry.”

“Building community and sharing knowledge are at the core of 92Y’s mission and mentorship has long been a Jewish tradition,” said Sol Adler, Executive Director of 92nd Street Y. “We are proud that our values and our programming are able to support these promising professionals.”
“The NYC Fashion Fellows program is such an exciting way to empower and mentor rising talent in the fashion industry. I am thrilled to join my colleagues in an effort that I know will not only secure and improve the future of the industry in New York, but also strengthen individuals, giving them all the tools they need to become leaders in the fashion world,” said Advisory Committee member Diane von Furstenberg, Chairman and Founder, Diane von Furstenberg Studio L.P., and President, Council of Fashion Designers of America.

All selected fellows have at least five years of work experience and currently work at NYC-based companies or internationally-based companies with US headquarters in NYC. The NYC Fashion Fellows Class of 2013 includes:

  • Sarah Adelson, CEO and President, Sally LaPointe
  • Jon Alagem, CEO and Founder, Trendabl
  • Jessica Begley, Manager of College Relations, Bloomingdale’s
  • Yvonne Botchey, Founder and Chief Principal, YYB Luxury Brand Consulting
  • Annie Chen, Senior Manager, Global Merchandising for Handbags, Coach
  • Jenel Chesley, Director of Operations, Tucker by Gaby Basora
  • Hillary France, Vice President of Sales, Merchandising, Operations & Marketing, Kimberly Ovitz
  • Melissa Hall, Founder, The Emerging Designer
  • Alison Jonas, Strategy Associate, LF Beauty
  • Tracy Kennard, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Lauren Moffatt
  • Alice Kim, Asia Pacific Retail and Wholesale Director, Diane von Furstenberg
  • Priyanka Sen Kundu, Product Development Manager - Handbag, Coach
  • Amy Levin, Founder and Creative Director, College Fashionista
  • Leah Macdonald, Senior Manager, E-Commerce, Alice + Olivia
  • Kate Nadolny, Account Manager, Men’s Sportswear, Furnishings and Kid’s, Lacoste Wholesale
  • Stacey Nathan, Manager Japan Merchandising, Tiffany & Co.
  • Guilford Robinson, Vice President of Finance and Operations, PVH Corp. - Retail Management Division
  • Kapil Sehgal, Associate Planner, Ralph Lauren
  • Vivian Weng, Senior Associate, Corporate Finance Practice, McKinsey & Co.
  • Travis Wright, Global Buying Manager, Warnaco/Calvin Klein Jeans
Each fellow will be paired with a mentor from a pool consisting of 20 top executives from across the fashion world. Mentors for NYC Fashion Fellows-Mentors Class of 2013 are:
  • Gaby Basora, Founder and CEO, Tucker by Gaby Basora
  • Jeff Blee, Divisional Merchandising Manager, Brooks Brothers
  • Konrad Duchek, Founder and CEO, The Chief Trunk Company
  • Karen Giberson, President, Accessories Council
  • Lynne Hiriak, Founder and CEO, Cardigan
  • Jarret Kerman, Commercial Director of the America’s – Wholesale, Brooks Brothers
  • Ella Kim, Consultant, Coach
  • Ed Mandelbaum, President, Designers and Agents
  • Joy Marcus, Venture Partner, DFJ Gotham
  • Uri Minkoff, Founder and CEO, Rebecca Minkoff
  • Henry Roth, Designer and Managing Director, Michele Roth and Henry Roth Bridal
  • Daniel Schultz, Co-Founder and Managing Director, DFJ Gotham
  • Michele Sodi, CEO, Versace USA
  • Marty Staff, President and Founder, Marty Staff Associates LLC.
  • Yolanda Wardowski, Managing Director, Avalon Group LTD
  • Gary Wassner, Co-CEO, Principal, Hildun Corporation
  • Bennett Winick, EVP Wholesale, Versace USA
  • Rony Zeidan, Founder and Chief Creative Officer, RO New York
Mentors and fellows will meet at least four times throughout the program for one-on-one executive-level mentoring. Mentors will provide fellows with relevant industry insights as well as guidance on how to achieve their individual goals. Mentors will also offer insight, knowledge, feedback, and alternative perspectives and expose fellows to their network of contacts.
NYC Fashion Fellows is supported by an advisory committee who reviewed the final selection of fellows, recruited mentors, and will host sessions for the fellows throughout the next year. The advisory committee includes Diane von Furstenberg, Chairman and Founder, Diane von Furstenberg Studio L.P., and President, Council of Fashion Designers of America; Terry Lundgren, Chairman, President and CEO of Macy’s, Inc.; Fern Mallis, President, Fern Mallis LLC; and Andrew Rosen, CEO of Theory.

NYC Fashion Fellows is one of six initiatives that resulted from Mayor Bloomberg’s Fashion.NYC.2020 plan, which is designed to sustain and grow the fashion industry in New York. The fashion industry employs 173,000 people in New York City, accounting for 5.7 percent of the City’s workforce, and generating nearly $2 billion in tax revenue annually. In addition, the City is home to one of the world’s largest wholesale fashion markets, which attracts more than 500,000 visitors a year to its trade shows, showrooms and retail stores. The Fashion.NYC.2020 initiatives address the industry’s challenges in two ways: by further positioning the City as a hub of innovation for emerging designers as well as specialty and multi-channel retail, and by attracting the next generation of design, management and merchant talent. The industry chairs for Fashion.NYC.2020 are Diane von Furstenberg, Chairman and Founder, Diane von Furstenberg Studio L.P., and President, Council of Fashion Designers of America; Terry Lundgren, Chairman, President and CEO of Macy’s, Inc.; Andrew Rosen, CEO of Theory; and Kevin Ryan, CEO of Gilt Groupe.

Henry Klum in Junk Food for Kids

Heidi Klum's son, Henry sported Junk Food while out and about in Los Angeles. The adorable NBA fan showed support for his home team in a Lakers fleece hoodie.

Josh Duhamel in K-Way January 2013

Josh Duhamel was spotted wearing K-Way this past weekend. The actor made his way though LAX Airport in his K-Way Manfield Jacket in Army ($225), the same style Sacha Baron Cohen wore in mid-November. K-Way recently opened its first US store in Soho at 424 West Broadway, NY, 10012, 646-476-6669.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Kate Beckinsale is Fashion Forward in State Room Jewelry at The Alberta Ferretti and Vogue Limited Edition Collection 2013

Kate Beckinsale wears State Room Jewelry to The Alberta Feretti and Vogue Limited Edition Collection 2013 Fashion Show and Dinner

Kate Beckinsale goes glam in State Room Jewelry at The Alberta Feretti and Vogue Limited Editon Collection 2013 Fashion Show and Dinner at the Chateau Marmont on January 11th, 2013. Kate wore the Wavy Feather Earrings in 5.10 CT Diamonds from State Room Jewelry.

State Room Jewelry is the line by Sarin Minassian whose collection offers both subtle, elegant pieces to bolder, statement ones. The collection is inspired from trends from around the world, and provides pieces that can transition from day to night. State Room Jewelry has already been spotted on celebrities like Anne Hathaway, Kristen Kreuk, and Blake Lively and is available for purchase at
State Room Jewelry Wavy Feather Earrings in 5.10 CT Diamonds. $3250.00

Thursday, January 10, 2013

The Ledge 2013 New Exhibitors

New Exhibitors at The Ledge 2013


Coming in 27 vibrant colours and 7 tip sizes, POSCA is a unique water-based paint marker that can be easily used to customise almost any surface - including surfboards, skate boards, t-shirts and trainers!

Used by professionals, adults and children for a variety of different applications, POSCA is fast developing a loyal fan-base throughout the UK, including a huge following within the surf, skate and the urban street art scene.

For a limited time they are offering retailers a free custom designed in-store mural when they become a POSCA stockist – come along to see thier stand 536 to find out more about this awesome offer and see first-hand how to custom and create with POSCA ...



Evil is a London based clothing label founded by three friends who share a passion for all things authentic, ethical and fun. Founded in 2012 they believe in developing fair, sustainable relationships and encouraging the highest ethical standards.

EVIL is a collaborative project that draws inspiration from the modern multicultural metropolis of its London base and presents a diverse collection of simple, classic statements for those who crave a more carefully crafted style.

The EVIL attitude is curious and confident. It challenges ideas and explores new identities. It engages with its environment and seeks to subvert the status quo. EVIL understands that style is a free expression and that being cool is really about being you. Live life the way you want to live.
Evil will be exhibiting in the Streetwear Village section


Rip Curl is one of the world's leading lifestyle brands for surfing, snowboarding and more.

The ultimate surfing company, Rip Curl is a worldwide manufactuer of high tech surf tech surf gear. Rip Curl features a wide selection wetsuits, boardshorts, watches, apparel, and travel gear dedicated to all those who Live The Search...

What started in 1969 as a vision, or Search, of two surfers has evolved into a way of life for surfers and board sport enthusiasts worldwide. Rip Curl remains a private company committed to the mission of being regarded as The Ultimate Surfing Company. Now designing, producing, and distributing a variety of highly innovative clothing, wetsuits, boardshorts, watches, mountainwear, footwear, eyewear, accessories, and other equipment for the range of board sports through more than 60 countries around the globe, Rip Curl prides itself on its world class roster of athletes and the simple objective to Live The Search.


White Trash London was started by two designers who wanted to bring something different to the British Streetwear scene. Aspiring to stand up for the youth generation that has some how become lost in today's society. They bring strong designs inspired by past generations fight for identity. Living in a present with no future, its time to make it your own and do it yourself.

Its time to fly.

'It's time to fly' collection with each garment expressing concepts of escapism, inspired by strong identity struggles reminiscent of past generations. Look out for the strong use of placement print both photographic and illustrative combined with a distinctive brand concept. Customisation patches to encourage creativity and a 'make-do-and-mend' ethic. Key styles include streetwear classics such as racerbacks, raglans, tshirts, hoodies and customised accessories. Watch out 2013!

White Trash will be exhibiting in the Streetwear Village section

Founded by a small group of snowboarders in Holland, Protest is a brand for anyone with the desire to set foot on a board.

A fresh perspective for all boarders. The beginners who aren’t quite sure if they’ve got what it takes. The masters who may have forgotten the pure joy of the ride. The cynics who have had millions of ads pushed down their throats. The workaholics with too many responsibilities and too little time. Protest remind riders of the reason they set foot on a board in the first place – to have fun! And inspire non-boarders with their belief that everyone can have a great time on the slopes or on the waves. Protest clothes are built to support core riders but are also aimed at people who simply want to have fun on a board and look good doing it. The goal - to make their clothes accessible to as many boarders as possible.


Deus ex Machina (god from the machine) roared into Australia’s cultural consciousness in 2006, with some neatly customised motorcycles and a quaint notion that doing something is more fun than just owning something. Deus ex Machina is a step bigger than a brand: it’s a culture. Our openness and enthusiasm strike a chord with people, wherever they are…
Deus (“day-us”) didn’t set out only to sell custom parts and hand-built motorcycles, but to celebrate a culture of creativity. The Deus ex Machina showroom/cafe/headquarters in Sydney immediately became a shrine to ‘run-what-you-brung’ resourcefulness and street-honest industrial art.
The Deus philosophy recalls an era before the various pursuits of fun – motorcycling, surfing, skateboarding, whatever – were marketed into fundamentalist factions. All are welcomed under the Deus roof, where there’s simply respect for the honesty and enjoyment of the machine. Inclusiveness, authenticity, enthusiasm. It’s a simple and sincere pitch that has winged Deus ex Machina across the world. Deus ex Machina says simply there’s no ‘right way’ to do individualism, its all the same juice.
Since opening the doors at the Camperdown Temple of Enthusiasm Deus has spread its own flavour of internally combustible postmodernism around the globe. The way forward is one down, four up.
Deus will be exhibiting in the Streetwear Village section


360 clothing is a skate/urban brand born in South London in 1997. Working alongside skaters, musicians and anyone who expresses a passion for the brand, 360 try to keep their designs extremely original and unique whilst aiming to establish a truly creative brand that inspired others.

360 will be exhibiting in the Streetwear Village section


Brakeburn was conceived in 2011 by a team of likeminded individuals whose passions for street culture, cycling, and board sports inspired them to create and share a vision that embodies all of their interests. Behind the brand is a management team with a rich history in building footwear and apparel brands both in retail and distribution. Over the past 7 years the team has been building the Iron Fist brand, which now has a distribution network covering all European countries with retailers in every major city.

Looking forward, AW13 welcomes the arrival of technical outerwear with a casual influence and uplifting colours for winter. An extensive range of graphic tees and tops for an active lifestyle with a streetwear influence will remain at the heart of Brakeburn. Our footwear offering will pay particular attention to the athletic and EVA ranges, which have proven so strong for SS13. However shearling linings, felt fabric uppers, and a vibrant new colour pallet sees this collection reborn for its first winter.


A brand that epitomises urban streetwear, Other successfully mixes trends and unique designs. Covering all your basic streetwear necessities including tees, sweatshirts, hoodies, hats, shorts and jackets.

We are the rule breakers & thought provokers, Outcasts & Innovators
We are the original & the unorthodox
We are the box on the form for the answer that wasn't anticipated
We are those that refuse to stand inline & that don't fit the mold.
We defy stereotypes & push boundaries
We are the unexpected
We are the Others

Be original be OTHER

OTHER will be exhibiting in the Streetwear Village section


One of a handful of skate companies finding its way during the infancy of skateboarding, Z-Flex has endured to become the longest running skateboard company in existence.

Founded in 1976 as a home for the original Z-Boys, through unique innovations (the fiberglass board and the first patented truck) and famous team of riders, Z-Flex evolved as the pioneer in the industry.
Now generations strong, Z-Flex continues its path of determination and dedication to skateboarding....


Devised by two friends in San Diego in 2001, the idea was to create a clothing and footwear brand for men and women that they could not find anywhere else, taking inspiration from an array of talented artists.
The collection includes apparel, footwear and accessories, satisfying all tastes, from sophisticated classic, right through to more daring stand out from the crowd style.
Iron Fist is a truly unique brand, refusing to be pigeon holed in to a particular genre. The brand has grown from strength to strength, purely because of its diversity and constantly innovative approach to each season.
Outbursts of distinctive designs can be found throughout the range with phenomenal artwork, and unique designs; it is described as bold, impulsive, raw and unapologetic.
Chosen as a favourite brand by many celebrities, Iron Fist is fashion stylists dream, it can be mixed and matched to suit the true style icons as well as the toned down for the less bold!


Skate Britain has been rolling since the closing ceremony of the Olympics after being inspired by the show and in particular the helicopter view above the stadium.In production at the moment are 4 designs with many more to follow.



No Good is as much about being inquisitive, mischievous & willing to embrace the untried, as it is about appreciating the fashionable & the sophisticated.

In remembering its roots & recognizing the future, No Good brings the resilience of a street urchin, the tongue-in-cheek attitude of 90s hip-hop, and the class of a high-street clothing line to the boil. It represents living on the border, and being able to adapt to contrasting settings through constant reinvention, and a vast open mind.

NO GOOD LIFE will be exhibiting in the Streetwear Village section

Acne Fashion

Acne   Founded in Stockholm in 1996 by four creatives, Acne's ambition was to create and develop a lifest...