Thursday, May 22, 2014

Mila Kunis Casual Maternity Jeans

Mila Kunis was spotted wearing Seraphine yesterday while at lunch in Studio City! The glowing mom-to-be looked casual cool in her Seraphine Blue Wash Straight Leg Premium Maternity Jeans ($89).

Seraphine maternity jeans are renowned for being the best, offering quality cuts and high level comfort. These stylish straight leg jeans, worn by Mila Kunis, Dannii Minogue, and other celebs are a perfect example of why. With an incredibly slimming straight cut, these jeans are stylishly washed and subtly distressed to resemble the most sought after maternity jeans. Featuring sexy back pocket detailing, these jeans will lift and shape your behind for an ultra flattering look. The luxe four way stretch denim is fabulously comfortable, and with a comfortable under the bump fit, no one will ever guess these are maternity jeans!

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Monday, May 19, 2014

Tech-travel Acquisition: Bags

Tech-travel case manufacturer Skooba Design has been acquired by Norazza, Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of a wide variety of accessories through the consumer electronics, office supply and mass market channels. Buffalo, NY - based Norazza chose Skooba for its complementary products, and to increase its own design, branding, and online marketing capabilities.

“We've had our eye on the Skooba business for several years,” remarks Norazza CEO Thomas Sperazza. "Our own bag business has been growing dramatically, and the addition of Skooba’s high level of creativity, design talent and industry experience will help take the category to new levels and new markets for us." Sperazza adds that Skooba’s custom design division – which develops and manufactures turnkey carrying case solutions for corporate and industrial clients – brings a significant new growth channel to the business.
Norazza was founded in 2002 as a small distribution business, and has since grown to a leading multi-brand supplier servicing tens of thousands of retail outlets through a broad distribution network. Its products include Ape Case photo/electronic bags, Endust for Electronics cleaning products, and Enspire Field Shower Packs. With the acquisition, Norazza will add Skooba's branded line of laptop bags and accessories, its custom design and manufacturing service business, as well as its recently-introduced Hotdog Yoga bag line, which Sperazza says is the first step in the company's big push into the fitness and outdoor markets.

Skooba Design founder Michael Hess says, "We're thrilled to have Skooba join this fast-growing family of brands. We've always been known as a 'boutique' line, selling primarily through specialty outlets; under Norazza's roof, Skooba and Hotdog have overnight access to an enormous new dealer base and variety of markets." Hess says he was impressed when, less than a week after the acquisition, Norazza had secured commitments to get the Skooba line into two of the largest distributors in the world: "This is a company that knows how to execute on a large scale."

Skooba's design team will join Norazza, and will be working on all products and marketing across the company's brand portfolio.

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

TRANSIT Footwear & Accessories Show 2014

TRANSIT Footwear & Accessories Show, LA's longest running footwear tradeshow, will take place at the California Market Center (CMC) Monday - Wednesday, June 9-11, 2014 and Monday - Wednesday, August 4 - 6, 2014.

Both Shows will run in conjunction with LA Fashion Market at the CMC, and will be held in the B wing of the 13th floor Penthouse, Monday and Tuesday from 10A-5P, and Wednesday from 10A-4P. Due to a busy show schedule during June and August, the CMC has shifted the dates to help accommodate buyers and exhibitors.

"It was important to us to switch the Show dates because Transit is the only venue where buyers can see brands like Jeffrey Campbell, Modern Vice, MIA, Naughty Monkey, Yellow Box and many others," says Oscar Ben Rodriguez, Senior Tradeshow Manager at the CMC. "The Show has a rich history as the longest running footwear show during LA Fashion Market, showcasing the biggest and best mix of footwear brands. It continues to be the destination for the best footwear brands at LA Fashion Market."

Key footwear retailers who attended the last Show include Nasty Gal, Modcloth, London Boots, Kitson, Piperlime, Planet Blue, Revolve Clothing, Tilly's, Zappos, American Rag & CIE, Azalea Boutique, Cloakroom, Duck and Dressing, Garguz Studio, Habit Footwear and Accessories, George's Cibaud Boutique, Le Dress, and many more. Retailers come from all over the world including Hong Kong, London, Tokyo, Paris, Mexico, New Zealand, and Canada.

TRANSIT caters to fashion boutiques and better retailers attending LA Fashion Market, as well as specialty footwear retailers. The Show's roster of lines includes an impressive showcase of the fashion footwear industry's top brands, in a variety of price points, including BCBG MaxAzria, Betsey Johnson, Charles by Charles David, Chinese Laundry, Cole Haan, Corso Como, DV by Dolce Vita, Ella Moss, Grey City, Jeffrey Campbell, Jessica Simpson, Lou Earl, Lucky Brand, Modern Vice, Seychelles, Steve Madden, Vince Camuto, Trask, Walk Over and many more. Additionally, the Show features a continually growing selection of handbags, belts, hosiery, jewelry, and footwear accessories brands.

TRANSIT Show dates for the Fall II/Holiday Market are now June 9-11, 2014 and August 4-6, 2014 during the Holiday/Resort Market.
About TRANSIT - Running in conjunction with LA Fashion Market 5x a year, TRANSIT is the go to for buyers sourcing footwear in Los Angeles, catering to an audience of contemporary boutiques, better retailers & fashion influencers.  For more information visit

Learn more about apparel industry trade shows at the fashion trade show guide on Apparel Search.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Gwen Stefani in Signorelli 2014

Gwen Stefani was spotted wearing Signorelli while out and about in Los Angeles recently (end of April). The rock star mom showed of her slim post-pregnancy figure in a Signorelli Full Moon Hi-Lo Scoop tee ($46;

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Kirsten Stewart Goes Cowgirl Chic for Chanel

Way back in March, leaked images of Kirsten Stewart’s ad campaign for Chanel hit the web, but now the brand has officially released a sneak preview of the shoot that shows the star arrive in her usual grungy hoody and beanie, before being glammed up and turned into a Lagerfeld-inspired cowgirl.

In the teaser, the actress dons a variety of pieces from Karl Lagerfeld’s Texan-inspired cowgirl range that were debuted at the 2013/14 Chanel's Métiers d'Art collection in December last year. The video shows Stewart exiting her car and entering the building with a highly sought after Chanel 2014 graffiti backpack, and then follows her transformation into a couture cowgirl by a squad of makeup artists and stylists. Dramatic eye liner cornrows and a huge fringed poncho thrown over a star spangled gown all make an appearance, as do denim dungarees, frilly lace white shirts and Aztec-inspired leggings.

At no time during the film do we see the sulky side of Kirsten she’s become so famous for, and she even cracks a wide smile at around the 50 second mark. She seems completely at ease with modelling and is clearly on great terms with Lagerfeld, as the pair is seen chatting happily and embracing when the shoot is over.

Stewart has been harshly criticized in the past and her penchant for pouting is legendary, but she’s definitely become a bit of a fashion icon recently, and has graduated from her stunning Balenciaga campaigns to becoming the face of the world’s most famous fashion brand.

After the huge success of the Twilight franchise, Stewart could have advertised anything random or entertainment related like Riverbelle, and fans would have flocked to purchase or enjoy whatever she endorsed. She has chosen her campaigns carefully however, and carved out a niche in the couture world that no one can ignore.

Kirsten Stewart is the typical all-American girl and this chic cowboy Chanel campaign seems to have been created especially to suit her. She rocks the look and embodies the Texan spirit, which she said she loved as it’s so very classic USA. Lagerfeld, who’s currently enjoying a bit of a pop culture moment at present, also seems thrilled with their collaboration and trendsetters are sure to want to get their hands on several of the cowgirl-chic pieces from his Chanel 2013/14 Métiers d'Art collection.

Article author: Vanessa James.

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