Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show : Broadcast Tonight on CBS November 30th 2010

Here is some very important fashion news
THE VICTORIA'S SECRET FASHION SHOW returns to the CBS Television Network on Tuesday, Nov. 30 2010 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT). The world-famous Victoria's Secret Angels including Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Candice Swanepoel, Chanel Iman, Karolina Kurkova, Selita Ebanks, Erin Heatherton and Lily Aldridge, will star in this lingerie runway show, which will also include musical performances by Katy Perry and Akon, red carpet interviews, model profiles and exclusive behind-the-scenes footage. This year, Victoria's Secret has teamed up with some of the top companies in their industry for the making of the world's most celebrated fashion show.
Aren't you glad that I told you about this?

Friday, November 19, 2010

How to Build a Fashion Website : Brief Summary

Here is how to build a fashion website... Note, this is for small fashion businesses.

1)  Find a domain name (website address).  Here are a few "fashion" relevant that may be for sale.  Fashion Domains.  However, you may want to search for other options.  You can find domain name search resources at sites like GoDaddy, Network Solutions, Domain Discover, etc. (learn more about domain names).

2)  Website Templates : you may want to use a website template rather then code the site yourself.  There are MANY website that can help you with this aspect of the project.  Although I have not used the program, I think that Intuit may have a nice selection.  However, I am not sure if they offer the best pricing.  I would suggest you check aournd before building your fashion website with this system. 

3)  Website Design Tool to Add Components to Your Site: you can find a few fashion website design tools listed on Apparel Search.  However, this is just a small sampling of what is available. 

4)  Fashion Affiliate Programs : if you aim is to make a little extra money by using affiliate programs, you may want to try Commission Junction, LinkShare, or other affiliate programs.   You can learn a bit about fashion affiliate programs at http://www.apparelsearch.com/terms/F/Fashion_Affiliate_Programs.htm.   You may also want to read the earn money with fashion blogs article.

5)  Adding Data : in addition to developing your own data, you can also utilize information from places such as SuperPages and other similar resources.

If you plan to make a fashion blog, you may want to check out Blogger (that is the program I use for this fashion blog website).

OK, above is NOT all you need to know about building a website.  However, hopefully this will help you get started.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Blog.com Fashion, Clothes, Apparel, and Style

OK, I feel like I have been cheating on my girlfriend (Blogger.com), and have created a Blog.com account as well.  It is true that I have found that Blogger meets all of my needs, but I figured it could not hurt to test out other systems as well.  Hopefully, I will find enough topics to blog about to keep both blogs active... Well, if I run out of steam, I can always delete one of them.  Anyway, hopefully I will be able to post about fashion, clothes, apparel and style on both blogs.

You can check out the Clothes Blog at http://clothes.blog.com

Runway212 : Global Fashion Association

Global Fashion Association Brings International Talent to NY Fashion Week With the Launch of "Runway212"

Already plugged into more than a dozen international Fashion Weeks around the world, the Global Fashion Association (GFA) is set to make its New York City debut this February with its concept called "Runway212." Committed to promoting the most innovative design talent from all over the world, the GFA aims to be every designer and coordinator's one-stop Fashion Week resource. From securing the most supportive sponsors to creating the just-right runway atmosphere, the GFA team -- all of whose members have extensive fashion industry experience -- execute each member's vision, beginning to end...to after-party.  Each member of the GFA network has dedicated production, PR, and marketing teams at their disposal, providing holistic services under one metaphorical and literal roof.


With Runway212, GFA has bundled resources together for designers in a one-stop shopping experience.  From managing front of house to coordinating backstage, GFA ensures its members a seamless and successful Fashion Week experience. GFA has built in global exposure for every designer's show and can also arrange introductions to the full gamut of services such as top model agents, hair stylists, and makeup professionals. By pooling both American and international designers' entire processes in one central place, GFA manages the clamor of Fashion Week for both the creative talent and the attending editors, stylists, and buyers.


The venue where Runway212 designers will showcase their Fall 2011 collections is a stunning, one million square foot former railway station, nicknamed "The Tunnel." Built in 1891 and overlooking the Hudson River, it is a unique space with a sleek, industrial feel (hardwood floors, exposed brick walls) that will serve as the ideal backdrop for all design aesthetics, from classic sportswear to avant-garde. Runway212 has three show spaces at the location from which designers can choose:

"Diane": 7' by 65' U-shaped runway with bench seating up to 290 (132 front-row).
"Michelle": 7' by 65' straight runway with chair seating up to 150 (60 front-row).
"Lacey": 21' by 26' open presentation space with white walls and polished cement floors.


Since launching in 2007, the Global Fashion Association (GFA) has built an international reputation as one of the most capable and connected networks for all things Fashion Week. From high-profile runway shows in Moscow to intimate presentations and after-parties in Oslo, GFA exists to assist its members, the owner and operators of Fashion Weeks around the world, with every phase of every Fashion Week's biannual production and provide opportunities to share their designers with a global audience. To learn more visit http://www.globalfashionassociation.com

  • Amsterdam International Fashion Week (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
  • New Zealand Fashion Week (Auckland, New Zealand)
  • Belgrade Fashion Week (Belgrade, Serbia)
  • Dublin Fashion Week (Dublin, Ireland)
  • Ukrainian Fashion Week (Kiev, Ukraine)
  • Malaysian International Fashion Week (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
  • Moda Lisboa (Lisbon, Portugal)
  • Fashion Week Mexico (Mexico City, Mexico)
  • Miami Fashion Week (Miami, USA)
  • Russian Fashion Week (Moscow, Russia)
  • New York City Fashion Week (New York City, USA)
  • Oslo Fashion Week (Oslo, Norway)
  • Prague Fashion Week (Prague, Czech Republic)
  • Tel Aviv Fashion Week (Tel Aviv, Israel)
Learn more about international fashion week events by viewing fashion week photos or fashion week videos from various fashion week events around the globe.

Item Level RFID Initiative : Apparel Industry

Here is a brief clip from a recent blog post from Apparel1 from the Fashion Industry Network, "Are you ready for RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) for your clothing company?  Well, ready or not, if you have not already learned a little something about RFID, it could not hurt to get started.  Although I can not teach you much on the subject (due to my lack of knowledge on the issue), I can tell you that their is a new Item Level RFID Initiative under works by a few leading associations and organizations.  You may be aware that many retailers already use RFID, and the standards may be complicated for many small, medium, or large size clothing companies.  Below, will not actually answer your questions regarding RFID for clothing companies, but maybe it will give you a brief introduction to the fact that RFID is growing in importance.  After all, it has it's own "initiative"... Therefore, it certainly seams important..."  Read more about the Item Level RFID Initiative from Apparel 1 at the Fashion Industry Network.

If you have questions or comments regarding the Item Level RFID Initiative, you can ask questions in the fashion industry discussion forum at FIN.

Learn more about RFID for Clothing at the RFID for clothing section on Apparel Search.  From their you can learn about RFID readers, RFID labels, RFID scanners, RFID definitions, and more.  Who ever thought that Radio Frequency Identification could be so fun...  Wow, RFID is really in fashion this year...

Learn more about the Item Level RFID Initiative from the VICS website.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Multiple Fashion Awards Scooped by New Look at Company Magazine Ceremony

OK, I apoligize in advance... I was not familiar with Company Magazine prior to reviewing a press release from New Look.  However, after reading and doing a bit of research I see that this is an interesting magazine.  In my defence, I do not live in the UK.  However, I probably should have been familiar with them anyway.  Afterall, they are part of Hearst Digital.  Since the fashion magazine blog is regarding fashion and magazines, I certainly did not want to pass up on the opportunity to write a blog message regarding New Look and the Comapny Fashion Awards from the Company Magazine.
High Street trend setters New Look have walked away from the prestigious Company Fashion Awards with a handful of significant awards, cementing their position as the leading creator of high fashion, high street clothing.

The ceremony, which included amongst New Look's competitors other high profile fashion brands, was voted for by Company Magazine's online readership.

New Look walked away with a place in the Best Place to spend 50 pounds and Best Plus Size Clothes categories and took first position for offering the Best Shoes under 50 pounds.
The three awards are a significant scoop for the high street fashion retailer, which has continually evolved its fashion brand since 1969 when the company was founded in Weymouth, Dorset. It now has over 800 stores in the UK, Eire and mainland Europe.  

New Look have continued to stay ahead of the high street fashion pack by teaming up with recognisable faces that appeal to a fashion savvy market and continue to offer their own adaptations of cool cutting edge clothes like skinny jeans. Amongst the famous faces that have represented the brand in recent years are Drew Barrymore, Pixie Geldof, and Alexa Chung.
This season New Look has recession busting seasonal offers on their party dresses, which are available online. As you'd expect prices are in keeping with their Under 50 pounds category competition wins, reflecting New Look's continuing commitment to providing on trend glam at affordable prices.

Learn more about fashion magazines on the Apparel Magazine website or you can learn more about online fashion magazines on Apparel Search.  Either way, be sure to check out the Company Magazine and take some time to learn more about New Look.  By the way, if you are looking for a "new look", you may want to consult with a fashion consultant...

By the way, you can learn more about awards on Apparel Search.  However, this is more in regard to red carpet celebrity fashion awards then the type of award listed in this blog post.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Bill Gates of Fashion

Wow, you would really have to be conceited to call yourself the Bill Gates of Fashion.  Or maybe, you would be completely joking when you called yourself the Bill Gates of Fashion and therefore would have been not funny, but not conceited either..  What if someone else referred to you as the Bill Gates of Fashion and then it simply would not be your fault at all, and you would technically not be conceited.

OK, it is quite possible that this blog post is making absolutely no sense to you at all.  Well, the fact of the matter is that I wanted to call someone the Bill Gates of Fashion because I thought the terms was sort of cool.  Technically, I have no good purpose for using the term the Bill Gates of Fashion and frankly I do not know anyone that would qualify to be called the Bill Gates of Fashion.  However, isn't a blog a perfect place to write something that is of interest to yourself but may actually be of no interest to others???  The reality is that I am not writing a fashion book.  And you are not being charged to read this silly blog post.. Anyway, I woke up this morning and the term the Bill Gates of Fashion had popped into my head.  So, I thought I would create the term.  Now, I wonder if anyone else has ever called themselves or someone else the Bill Gates of Fashion.  I actually know who is NOT the Bill Gates of fashion.  Do you know someone that would have similarities?

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Apparel News You Can Use

Retailers, brands and manufacturers are working together to make the apparel industry eco-friendly and sustainable from the fibers to the finished products.
If you are interested, you can read an article on this subject called, SUSTAINABLE APPAREL IS THE ONLY OPTION, SAY INDUSTRY LEADERS
By Sandra Marquardt. 
You may also be interested in reading, BUSINESS ANALYTICS TAKING CENTER STAGE By Jordan Speer, Apparel.  The summary is, "As retailers and others increasingly strive to optimize their processes, they are finding that business analytics integrated across the entire enterprise can yield actionable data that can be used to save time, improve customer relationships and spike profits."
For further reading, you may want to browse the SAKS TAKES THE 'LEAD' WITH VENDOR UPC PROGRAM article By Christian Chensvold, Apparel Contributing Writer.  The summary is, "Because the cost of assigning UPCs can be prohibitive for some vendors, Saks worked with its partners to create the Lead 4 program, ensuring that no vendor would be priced out of complying with the retailer's EDI initiative."
These apparel news articles can be found at the ApparelMag.com website (which is not affiliate with the ApparelMagazine.com website).
Read more apparel news at ApparelMag.com, ApparelMagazine.com and at the apparel news section on Apparel Search.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Fashion Sites

Are you looking for great fashion sites?  Well, aren't we all...  Who would not love to stumble upon a great new fashion site that they have not seen before.  Most of us are familiar with the great fashion sites such as Style.com, Apparel Search, the Fashion Industry Network, etc.  However, their are many other great sites as well.  You just have to spend a little time and search for them. 

You can find fashion directories at the fashion industry portal site.
You can find fashion news sites at the fashion news articles site.
You can find clothing manufacturing sites from search engines such as the apparel manufacturer site.
You can find clothing store sites from the apparel retailer fashion site.
You can find fashion wholesalers at the apparel wholesalers site.

Basically, you can find just about any type of fashion sites if you spend a bit of time searching.  If you want to find fashion sites in just about any category, you may want to try the Apparel Search fashion directory.  From that site, you can find just about any fashion site on the planet. 

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Torrid Growing Fashion Stores for Plus Size Fashion : Texas Store Coming Soon

Torrid, the destination for fashion and denim in sizes 12–26.  Torrid, the second division of national retailer Hot Topic, Inc., provides size 12+ fashion-forward apparel and accessories for young curvy women.  As of May 2010, Torrid operates over 150 stores and an Internet store.
Torrid will be opening its doors at The Centre at Preston Ridge, Frisco, Texas.  The go-to destination for young women's fashion in sizes 12 and up, Torrid is truly a one-stop shop for fashion and denim designed with the curvier girl in mind.  The Torrid store at The Centre at Preston Ridge will provide Frisco-area fashionistas with a convenient location to enjoy all that Torrid has to offer.

Learn more about plus size fashion from the Plus Size Fashion Directory and the plus size fashion guide section on Apparel Search.

The Torrid store at The Centre at Preston Ridge will offer a fun, friendly, fashion-forward atmosphere where customers can shop for wide variety of merchandise, including trend-based fashion, premium denim, novelty T-shirts, lingerie, shoes, gifts, beauty products and more.  In planning its assortment, Torrid takes its cues from fashion icons, runway trends, music and pop culture.  In addition to Torrid's own private label, customers will find familiar brands like Source of Wisdom, Fragile, Ed Hardy, Hello Kitty, Z. Cavaricci Couture, and many more, all sized to fit just right.

Learn more about clothing stores in Texas.

Find women's clothing stores in Texas or simply learn about fashion in texas.

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