Saturday, September 29, 2012

Italian Fashion Designers the Hype

What is all the hype about Italian fashion designers?  Are Italian fashion designers more successful then designers from other areas of the world?

You can discuss your thoughts about Italian fashion designers on Google+, Facebook, FIN, or Twitter.

By the way, if you live in Italy (or wish to move there) and would like to become famous in the apparel industry, you may want to study at an Italian fashion school.  This would not guarantee your success, but it can't hurt.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Giants Pink Seat Signed by 2011 Champions

vineyard vines teamed up with the New York Football Giants last October on its "Tackling Breast Cancer" campaign developing "The Giants Pink Seat presented by vineyard vines" in-stadium promotion. Together they installed one pink seat, in the vineyard vines signature pink color, at each October home game in MetLife Stadium. After each game, the pink seat was removed from the stadium and autographed by the 2011 NY Giants. vineyard vines is currently the proud owner of one of the three chairs signed by the 2011 NY Giants. To show its devotion to finding a cure for breast cancer, vineyard vines is auctioning this limited-edition chair on to raise funds for one of its long time partners, the Breast Cancer Alliance.


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About vineyard vines®, A company best known for its whimsical neckties and smiling pink whale logo, was founded in 1998 on Martha's Vineyard when brothers Shep and Ian Murray cut their ties with corporate America to start making ties that represented The Good Life. In addition to signature neckwear, vineyard vines offers a variety of clothing and accessories for men, women and children. Products are sold through a seasonal catalog at 1.800.892.4982, online at, in over 600 specialty and department stores and currently at twenty-four free-standing stores nationwide.

About Breast Cancer Alliance, The Breast Cancer Alliance is a preeminent non-profit private funding provider for breast cancer research, education, treatment and prevention in the United States. Over the past 16 years, the Breast Cancer Alliance has funded a variety of cutting-edge research grants and one-year post-graduate breast cancer surgery fellowships at 25 of the nation's leading research institutions in four states and the District of Columbia. The mission of the Breast Cancer Alliance is to fund innovative breast cancer research and to promote breast health through education and outreach. Breast cancer survivors, their friends and health-care professionals are fulfilling this mission.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Blanc de Chine New York Fashion Week September 2012

Blanc de Chine showed the 2013 Spring / Summer collection entitled “Fashion Fusion” at New York Fashion Week. Below is more information on the season’s collection and attached are images of the looks.


To celebrate the anniversary of the brand, for Spring / Summer 2013 we have adopted an emphasis on Blanc de Chine color – a luscious, creamy shade of off-white/beige. The color comes in a variety of fabrics, including luxurious silk and our travel-friendly poly crepe. Smooth, sensuous silk was discovered in ancient China and has attracted admirers worldwide. The delicate fabric is generously applied in our collection to convey a woman’s elegance with an understated nod to Chinese culture. Poly crepe has always been popular with our customers. The fiber is made from tightly twisted yarns and admired for its versatility. The fabric requires minimal maintenance, making our tunics and Qi Paos the most functional of their kind.  
The women’s collection also consists of a number of formal gowns. These spectacular pieces are made with our lightweight sequined fabric, in subtle matte with a glamorous shimmer, which glides on the body. The designs are sensational and subtle at the same time - with diamante crystal beadings, hidden pleats, and the use of sheer fabrics.


Functionality, one of Blanc de Chine’s eight fundamental elements, is a focal point of this collection. In light of the recent rise in temperatures across the globe, we are introducing a revolutionary short-sleeve version of our best-selling Chinese tuxedo.

Mirroring our original Chinese tuxedo jacket, the short-sleeve version has an elegant silk satin piping and our meticulous thread-wrapped hook. It gives an instant slimming effect, and most importantly, exudes subtle sophistication at a special occasion. This modern jacket pairs well with our formal trousers as well as our new formal shorts, both of which feature silk satin piping. A suit is never complete without a shirt. As in past collections, this season’s shirts feature the finest cotton from Switzerland. We’ve also included short-sleeve shirts to complement our new short-sleeve tuxedo suit.

View the New York Fashion Week Photos on G+. 

About Blanc de Chine

Blanc de Chine was the first international Chinese luxury brand to demonstrate a transformation of traditional Chinese culture into modern lifestyle. It has successfully brought Chinese designs to the world of haute couture. The brand distinguishes itself by its ability to design outside the boundaries of fixed notions and its pursuit of true excellence and quality. Blanc de Chine has also been consistently amalgamating the richness of China – its philosophy, history, art and culture with the creation of a modern lifestyle. It has brought the quintessence of the Eastern culture to the forefront expressing the discreet charm and flowing elegance typical of the East. Through it all, Blanc de Chine has enabled Chinese designs to combine what is traditional and timeless with a modern lifestyle, so the world is able to experience a glimpse of Chinese culture in its truest form.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Russell Brand Wearing John Varvatos Eyewear 2012

Russell Brand was spotted wearing John Varvatos Eyewear while out and about in Hollywood yesterday. The English comedian, who never leaves home without his shades, proudly rocked his V906 frames by John Varvatos ($200).

You can discuss these fashion accessories at the fashion eyewear group on FIN.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Kim Kardashian at Fashion's Night Out September 2012

Lord & Taylor hosted an extremely successful “Fashion’s Night Out” with Kim Kardashian at its Fifth Avenue flagship on September 6th, with thousands of shoppers making their way to the store in five hours. The iconic retailer celebrated the evening with Kim and other personal appearances, events, activities and entertainment throughout the store.
Read more about Kim Kardashian at Fashion's Night Out with Lord & Taylor on the Fashion Blogger website.  You can also see photos of Kim at LT Insider.

By the way, do you prefer Kim Kardashian smiling or not smiling.

Personally, I think she looks great either way.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Salma Hayek in Level 99

Salma Hayek was spotted in Level 99 arriving at LAX with her daughter, Valentina. The doting mama looked hot in her favorite Level 99 Dahlia Flares in Black ($110). Other fans of Level 99 include Isla Fisher, Jessica Biel & Jennie Garth.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Alexa Chung Wearing Straples Dress by Moschino

Alexa Chung wore a Moschino strapless crepe dress with ruffled embellishment from the Resort 2013 collection while DJing at Moschino Boutique for Vogue Fashion’s Night Out Event on September 6, 2012 in New York.
Learn more about Moschino on the Plus Dragon fashion scales.
Have you seen the fashion blog post about Alexa Chung on FIN?   You can also find an article about Alexa Chung on the Fashion Newspaper.
You can also learn more about Alexa at one of her unofficial fan site or on Wikipedia.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Pour La Victoire Ad Campaign

Ad campaign shot by renowned fashion photographer Terry Richardson, featuring model Jessica Hart.

Here is a behind the scenes video, offering an insider look at what happened the day of the shoot.
Behind the Scenes Video with Terry Richardson and Jessica Hart

You can also check out the video here:

Learn more about Pour La Victoire.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Sprout Watches Boasts Eye-catching Collection

The watch – it’s an unassuming accessory that can effortlessly upgrade your look; it can be paired and is extremely versatile. Whether you layer or stack it with bracelets or let it shine on its own, Sprout Watches offers a collection of cool, chic and eco-forward timepieces for the upcoming season.

Sprout Watches boasts an eye-catching collection of timepieces made from sustainable materials including conflict free diamonds, organic cotton, fish leather, corn resin and bamboo which all run on a mercury-free battery.

With varieties for men, women and children ranging from colorful and classic styles to detail designed dials – these affordable and sustainable timepieces are the ultimate convergence of eco and fashion sense. The socially responsible company hailing from E. Gluck Corporate – that has over 50 years of experience in the business – creates stylish, functional and quality timepieces suitable for men, women and children.

Isla Fisher Wearing Level 99 at LAX

Isla Fisher was spotted in Level 99 as she made her way through LAX yesterday. The Bachelorette star, who's worn several of the brand's styles in the past week, looked on trend in her Level 99 Night Bloom Floral Liza skinnies($120). Other celebrity fans of Level 99 include Jessica Biel and Jennie Garth.

If you are interested, you can also check out Isla Fisher wearing Level 99 to a party in Brentwood last month.

Justin Bieber in Parachute Pants

Justin Bieber was photographed wearing daniel patrick while in Beverly Hills earlier this week! The superstar looked casual pairing his wh...