Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Nordstrom Rack at Crossroads at Eatontown

Nordstrom, Inc. announced today plans to open a Nordstrom Rack at Crossroads at Eatontown in Eatontown, N.J. The 35,250-square-foot store is scheduled to open in fall 2015. Crossroads at Eatontown is owned and operated by LGR Associates, LP.  

"We're excited to bring a Nordstrom Rack to Eatontown so that we can better serve customers in Monmouth County," said Geevy Thomas, president of Nordstrom Rack. "Crossroads at Eatontown is surrounded by a strong mix of retailers, restaurants and entertainment. We're happy to be a part of a location that is convenient for our customers and we look forward to getting our doors open next fall."

The Crossroads at Eatontown is a recently renovated center located directly across from the main entrance of the Monmouth Mall. When it opens Nordstrom Rack will be on the corner of Highway 35 and Highway 36 and accessible from Exit 105 on the Garden State Parkway and Exit 13B on Route 18.

"We are thankful that our upgrade is complete and excited to have Nordstrom Rack as a new addition to our family of stores," said Darlene Lukaszewicz, manager of LGR Associates, LP. 

When it opens it will be the fifth Nordstrom Rack in New Jersey. A new Rack in Livingston opened in October and the company will open its fourth Rack at Mercer Mall in Princeton next spring 2015. Nordstrom also operates five full-line stores in the state.

Nordstrom Rack is the off-price retail division of Nordstrom, Inc., offering customers a wide selection of on-trend apparel, accessories and shoes at an everyday savings of 30-70 percent off regular prices. The Rack carries merchandise from Nordstrom stores and Nordstrom.com and specially-purchased items from many of the top brands sold at Nordstrom. The Rack is designed to provide the ultimate treasure hunt to style-savvy customers.

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Monday, October 6, 2014

Fashionable NFL Bag Ban Solution

With the NFL Bag Ban still in place, female football fans are coming up shorthanded on ways to carry their essentials on game day. Your choices are limited to a clear plastic sack (ew) or try to shove everything you need into your pockets (yeah right).

With the SHOLDIT Clutch Wrap purse, you can go hands-free all game and still have all of your essentials close at hand. SHOLDIT is a traditional infinity scarf with a big secret: it contains a hidden zipper pocket perfectly sized to carry all of your game-day essentials on the sly. Even better, you don't have to worry about setting your valuables down on the grimy stadium floors.

Whether you're a Patriots fan...

Scarf Purse

A Vikings fan...

Purse Scarves

Or a Broncos fan...

Scarve with hidden pocket

SHOLDIT has got your style AND your belongings covered for game day this football season. $29+, available at sholdit.com

Get your game day wrap ready and head out to watch some football in style.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Amanda Seyfried in Short Sleeve Striped Sweater

Amanda Seyfried was photographed wearing Cynthia Rowley earlier this week in Toronto! The While We're Young actress looked bright and colorful in her Short Sleeve Striped Sweater as she made her through the airport ($159, www.cynthiarowley.com).

Amanda Seyfried in Short Sleeve Striped Sweater

Amanda Seyfried in Short Sleeve Striped Sweater
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Saturday, August 16, 2014

Intimate Apparel & Swim Fit Mannequins

Intimate/Swim AlvaForm fit mannequins that reflect  the fit of lingerie and swimwear on real women will be exhibited by global size and apparel fit expert Alvanon, Inc. at ISAM/MAGIC, August 17 – 20, 2014, Las Vegas Convention Center. The AlvaForms will be dressed in trending fashions from leading brands, including Diva, Everyday Sunday, B.Swim, Blumoss, Anne Cole, Unique Vintage , Magicsuit, Prana and Banana Moon.

Intimate Apparel & Swim Fit Mannequins

At the show, Alvanon will exhibit its Intimate/Swim AlvaForms at ISAM’s location in the Central Hall with all of Women's Wear,  near the runway and in selected vignettes in the larger cross aisle. 2014 marks the second straight year in which Alvanon will showcase its AlvaForms with branded swimwear at ISAM’s show location. "We are excited to have the AlvaForms in our area again this year,"  notes ISAM Director Barbara Brady.  

The Alvanon Intimate/Swim AlvaForms

Alvanon’s AlvaForms provide designers, manufacturers and retailers  with the means to create and market intimate apparel and swimwear that fit women more consistently and comfortably.

The AlvaForms are 15% softer than standard soft mannequins and feature a memory foam that mimics a human body’s softness. At the show, Alvanon size and fit experts will explain to booth visitors how this enables businesses to design, produce and sell intimate apparel and swimwear that better fits their target demographics, including by age, height and body type.

“Ultimately, AlvaForm intimate apparel and swimwear fit mannequins help designers, manufacturers and retailers to achieve greater customer satisfaction,” says Alvanon President Ed Gribbin. ”The AlvaForms are softer than previous generations of soft fit mannequins and better accommodate underwire and bust fit.  This empowers designers to assess fit with a greater degree of accuracy.” 

The AlvaForms also facilitate working against the exact same fit dimensions all along the supply chain, which reduces the number of iterations needed to arrive at a desired fit.

This cuts costs associated with hiring human models and speeds the design to selling floor supply chain process.

The AlvaForms are available in the full torso style with a widened crotch for ease of creating tops and bottoms, with the option of having them freely stand on a table top or hang from the included full form stand. The form series is offered in traditional sizing that ranges from 34 to 36, B and C Cup. It is priced at $1,675 plus shipping duties and taxes.

About Alvanon Inc.

Founded in 2001, the Alvanon Group of companies is the global leader in providing full service, integrated fit solutions for the apparel industry.  From its head office in New York, operations center in Hong Kong and operating offices in the UK and Germany, Alvanon provides customised fit strategies and product development tools to the world’s leading fashion brands, retailers, lingerie, swimwear, sportswear, mail order and corporate clothing suppliers.  Alvanon’s fit offer combines the world’s largest database of 300,000 body scans with the unparalleled expertise, products and services provided by a team of over 70 dedicated sizing and body shape professionals.  

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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Perfect Poolside Swimwear

Without a doubt, swimwear is the staple of summer. From stylish one pieces, takinis and bikinis to men’s trunks and board shorts, there’s plenty of styles, patterns and colors to choose from. Go tropical at Tommy Bahama or Tommy Bahama for Women, looking for a swimsuit with a retro feel? Beach Bash on the third floor of the Forum Shops at Caesars has plenty of looks that fit the bill. Vilebrequin has trunks that macth any style or personality. Even better, they have matching trunks in boys and men’s sizes.

Men's Swim Trunks

Travel tip: Pick up a bikini bag from Henri Bendel – a stylish way to stash a wet suit.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Cara Delevingne for Topshop Campaign

Ad campaign for Topshop and Chanel.

Cara Delevingne

Featuring Cara Delevingne.  Although you can't see them in this fashion photograph Delevingne's distinctive dark, bushy eyebrows are her model trademark.

Cara Jocelyn Delevingne is an English fashion model, socialite, actress and singer.  She is daughter of Pandora (née Stevens) and property developer Charles Hamar Delevingne.  Here are a few facts about Cara that you may not have known.  Delevingne's maternal grandfather is the former publishing executive and English Heritage chairman Sir Jocelyn Stevens, nephew of magazine publisher Sir Edward George Warris Hulton and grandson of newspaper proprietor Sir Edward Hulton, 1st Baronet. Her maternal grandmother Janie Sheffield was lady-in-waiting to Princess Margaret.  Her paternal great-grandfather was the Canadian-born British politician Hamar Greenwood, 1st Viscount Greenwood.

In 2011, Delevingne was featured in Burberry's spring/summer 2011 campaign.Delevingne later became the face of Burberry's spring/summer 2012 campaign shot by Mario Testino alongside actor Eddie Redmayne.

Delevingne has featured in advertising campaigns for other brands including H&M Authentic Collection (2011), Dominic Jones Jewellery (2012), Blumarine, Zara, and Chanel.  In addition, she was the cover girl of W's September 2013 issue.  She also walked down the catwalk as a model in the 2012 and 2013 Victoria's Secret fashion show.

Here is one more photo so you for you to enjoy from the Chanel and Topshop ad campaign.

Cara Delevingne Topshop and Chanel

Here is a behind-the-scenes video.

Topshop started back in 1964. Since those humble beginnings in the basement of a department store they have grown up and now have over 300 stores in the UK alone.  They ship to more than 100 countries and our eclectic British style is known all over the world.

Their Oxford Circus flagship is a mecca for cool girls, whether they’re holidaying in London or living in the capital, and they have spread the love across the pond with flagships in Chicago and New York.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Kooba and LANY Handbags for Less

Love the look of a high-end handbag but hate the thought of paying designer prices? With bags from Kooba and LANY, you can have the styles you covet at just a fraction of the cost. Crossbody bags, backpacks and more made from quality materials will help accessorize your wardrobe year round, giving you the most bang for your buck!

handbags 2014

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

American Rag and Cody Simpson

Pop singing sensation Cody Simpson was announced today as the latest artist to join the American Rag "ALL ACCESS" campaign kicking off July 28 and continuing through November. American Rag, available only at Macy's, launched the program in February, bringing its customers access to exclusive music, videos, sweepstakes and in-store appearances from some of today's hottest rising stars. Simpson's collaboration with ALL ACCESS for American Rag will include everything from social activations to marketing and advertising collateral that will feature Simpson modeling American Rag's latest looks for the fall season. 
In-Store Appearance

On Nov. 8, 2014 customers at Macy's Roosevelt Field will have the opportunity to see a live performance from Simpson, plus take part in a meet-and-greet* with any $40 American Rag Juniors or Young Men's purchase (*while time permits). 

The American Rag ALL ACCESS campaign launched in February 2014 with pop-rock group We The Kings, followed by actress and singer Lucy Hale in April 2014. Throughout both programs, participating artists created and curated exclusive content for American Rag's digital properties, including raggedmag.com and its social media channels.
American Rag is available exclusively at Macy's. For more information on "ALL ACCESS," customers can visit raggedmag.com. 

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Back to Basics: The Girls Apparel

Soccer stars, athletes, yogis and new runners unite! The Girls Apparel has something for everyone, try out these bottoms to make a splash at you next workout! Kick butt in crops, shorts, leggings and more!
Back to Basics: The Girls Apparel

Monday, June 23, 2014

Thalé Blanc Collection

Launched in 2010, the elegant and luxurious Thalé Blanc collection has become a high-end globally recognized accessory brand throughout Europe, the United States and beyond. After designing exquisite works for labels such as Gianfranco Ferré, Roberto Cavalli and Valentino, designer Deborah Sawaf was able to hone her craftsmanship skills and create deliciously stunning handbags and accessories that exude elegant glamour and breathe her love for art, culture and travel.

Thalé Blanc paints a picture of Sawaf's worldly experiences through its clutches, day bags and jewelry of treated exotic skins adorned with unique custom hardware ranging from tassels, leather knot handles and Swarovski crystals.  Sawaf blends concepts of international influence and combines modern technique with traditional artistry with each piece in her European brand. Passionately driven by art, her inspirations range from the 1920's to French Renaissance and Baroque periods, as well as from exotic lands with rich histories of textile and ornament.  

Thalé Blanc

Thalé Blanc bags

Thalé Blanc handbag

Sawaf's designs go beyond the fashion norm as her Flutter of Hope collection radiates her passion for pediatrics and charitable causes and was created to benefit the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles. The pieces feature plexi clutches embellished with three dimensional etched butterflies, which are a symbol of new beginnings and a 20% donation from each purchase of a Flutter of Hope clutch will be donated directly to pediatric cancer research.

Flutter of Hope collection

Thalé Blanc is sold in luxury boutiques around the world and online ($295 - $2,500; www.thaleblanc.com).

View more information about this brand of clutches and handbags:

Christina Hendricks with Thalé Blanc (more of Christina Hendricks)
Taylor Schilling with Thalé Blanc

Bellamy Young with Thalé Blanc on Red Carpet

Stylist Jeannie Mai with Thalé Blanc Clutch

Kellie Pickler with Tacoria and Thalé Blanc

Thalé Blanc Clutch Carried by Rita Ora

Mindy Kaling Made With Code Event

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Monday, June 16, 2014

Jewelry Destockage Avant Demenagement

The 18 to 20 June destocking collections Eliane DS.

Jeweler and designer jewelry, Eliane DS, moved his Paris studio for the region of Aix en Provence. An opportunity for her to make a great stocking and for you to dive into her creations and make great business.

destocking collections Eliane DS

His designs for women and men, are composed primarily of unique pieces. Eliane DS works a variety of precious stones or character. She likes to find unique and totally natural crystallization proposed by the nature of Venus hair, rutile needles, arrows of love ... Her jewels reveal the sensitivity and personality of the woman or man who wears them. His designs have a motto: give each stone, each pearl, an exceptional dimension. Eliane DS, the singularity is a form of luxury, a luxury that can be found both in his creations in his creations Jewellery Couture pieces, while remaining accessible to all.
Appointments:ELIANE DS - 10, rue Croix des Petits Champs - Paris 1Thursday 19 and Friday, June 20 from 11h to 19hWednesday 18, Eliane DS receives appointment, an opportunity to talk with her and tell him your plans together to create a unique piece.

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Monday, June 2, 2014

2014 Collection of Wedding Dresses: Attitude Couture

Just in time for wedding season, Attitude Couture’s new collection of stunning wedding dresses includes a variety of inspired looks for brides seeking the perfect dress for their perfect day. Based in New Orleans, Attitude Couture is an exclusive label collection of special occasion women's wear.

“There’s a reason so many people enjoy watching shows like ‘Say Yes to the Dress.’ Wedding dresses are part of the dream of a beautiful day, a beautiful event and a beautiful life,” said Robin Spindt, owner of Attitude Couture. “We are proud to offer gorgeous styles, exquisite detailing, embellishments and looks designed to suit every body type.”

The Attitude Couture wedding dress collection includes a vintage lace dress with large jewels, a lacy mermaid silhouette with beads below the hip and a lace-up back for flexible sizing, a sweet strapless dress with a bejeweled top and satiny A-line skirt, a dreamy organza dress with rhinestone and crystal bodice and full skirt, a ruffled organza gown with layers of vintage lace and a hint of sparkle, and a lovely lace gown with large embellishments and a body-hugging silhouette. All the dresses are ivory except for the lacy mermaid silhouette which comes in white.

The styles range from $599 to $799 and are available in sizes 0 to 18. The collection can be viewed online at http://www.attitudecouture.com/product-category/weddingdress/

Attitude Couture also offers prom and plus-size collections as well as jackets and short dresses. 

About Attitude Couture

Attitude Couture by Robin Spindt offers elegant prom, evening and special occasion dresses and jackets – featuring exclusively designed plus size options. Spindt, who has more than 40 years’ experience as a clothier and jewelry designer, created Attitude Couture to introduce a new concept in formal dress focusing on offering first-class customer service and unique dresses. The label's design team spends most of the year developing new ideas in dress designs and ensuring that absolutely every detail is perfect. For more information and to view the entire collection, please visit www.attitudecouture.com

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Nordstrom Family on the Move

Two Nordstrom executive team members change roles.  Erik Nordstrom and Jamie Nordstrom, are exchanging roles to further strengthen the company's core commitment to improving the customer experience. Erik Nordstrom, formerly president of stores, will now be president of Nordstrom Direct. Jamie Nordstrom, formerly president of Nordstrom Direct, will now be president of stores. Erik will continue to sit on the Nordstrom Board of Directors.

Nordstrom is squarely focused on a customer strategy, serving customers the way they want to shop. Today, Nordstrom serves customers through distinct yet complementary businesses: Nordstrom stores, Nordstrom.com, Nordstrom Rack, Nordstromrack.com and HauteLook.

Erik was named a co-president of Nordstrom in 1995 and president of stores in 2000. Jamie was instrumental in the development of Nordstrom's singular inventory platform, leading that project prior to being named president of Nordstrom Direct in 2005. Together they have been integral to the company's growth and customer focused online experience that is recognized as the innovative leader in the industry.  Their strategic guidance, along with the rest of the executive team, helped develop and launch capabilities that integrated Nordstrom stores and Nordstrom.com including the store and online merchandising teams, buy online/pick up in stores, mobile POS, same-day delivery and free shipping/free returns. In addition, since 2000 Nordstrom has opened 46 full-line and 127 Rack stores, launched partnerships with retailers such as Topshop, minority investments in Bonobos and Peek...Aren't You Curious and completed the acquisition of HauteLook in 2011. More recently their leadership was instrumental in the development and launch of Nordstromrack.com and the company's expansion into Canada in 2014.

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Monday, May 19, 2014

Cheryl Burke Don't Look Back

Cheryl Burke was spotted wearing Signorelli on her way to rehearsal recently in Los Angeles. The Dancing With the Stars choreographer looked cute as she posed for pics with a fan in her Signorelli Don't Look Back tank ($48; www.shopsignorelli.com).

Cheryl Burke

You may also want to check out the stylish Cheryl Burke on the Fashion Blog.

Cheryl Stephanie Burke is a professional dancer and model. She is best known for being one of the professional dancers on ABC's Dancing with the Stars, where she was the first female professional to win the show and the first professional to win twice and consecutively.

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Monday, May 12, 2014

EVER Shop Online

EVER online shop is now open.  Check out the fashion they offer.


Future Technical Textile: FTT 2014

You are invited to the 6th International Istanbul Conference on the Future Technical Textile, FTT 2014 hosted by Istanbul, Turkey supported by world leading Institute such as Textile Institute, The University of Bolton and Marmara University during 15-17 October 2014.
The Conference will offer Academics, Industrial personnel with a forum to present and discuss recent and emerging technologies in Future and Advanced Technical Textiles.    

The Conference will consist of:

Short Technical courses, 13-14 October 2014

Conference, 15-17 October 2014.

Learn more at the Technical Textiles website.

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Olivia Wilde Wears Seraphine Maternity

Olivia Wilde was spotted in Seraphine while taking a stroll earlier this afternoon in New York City! The actress styled her growing baby bump with a leather jacket and her Seraphine Angelina Luxe Gray Maternity Jeans  ($110; www.seraphinematernity.com).

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Monday, April 7, 2014

Versatile Swimwear and Coverups

Zinke swimwear offers adorable swimwear and cover-ups that take you from day-to-night in style!


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Friday, March 21, 2014

Fantasy Meets Fashion Game of Thrones Jewelry

With the hotly anticipated fourth season of Game of Thrones just around the corner, fans of the hit series have double cause for celebration this month thanks to a new jewelry collaboration between HBO and Pyrrha.

The official Pyrrha for Game of Thrones collection launches April 4th, 2014.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Josh Duhamel in Manfield Jacket

Josh Duhamel was photographed wearing K-Way yesterday in Los Angeles. The Battle Creek star looked ruggedly handsome in his Manfield Jacket in Army as he picked up an afternoon coffee ($225, www.k-way.ca). 

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Thursday, February 13, 2014

Valentine's Day, Noelle Scaggs of Fitz and The Tantrums

In celebration of Valentine's Day, Noelle Scaggs of Fitz and The Tantrums has teamed up with Boera Jewlery to give us ladies something special, whether you're buying it for yourself or a friend, or your boyfriend's broke...we all deserve pressies.

Visit Boera's website and enter the code NSHeartsBoera at the check out for 20% off of your purchase from now until the end of February.

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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Joanna Krupa in Beverly Hills

Joanna Krupa was spotted wearing Denim of Virtue while shopping in Beverly Hills. The model and reality TV star looked chic as she hit the streets wearing Denim of Virtue 8002 Tan skinnies ($148; www.denimofvirtue.com).
Joanna Krupa
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Monday, January 6, 2014

Ashton Kutcher in Junk Food x NFL!

Ashton Kutcher was photographed wearing Junk Food x NFL recently! Inside the Bears host Anthony Adams shared a picture on his WhoSay account of Kutcher sporting his Chicago Bears Tee (www.junkfoodclothing.com).

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Acne Fashion

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