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Monthly Archives: July 2008

Christina Aguilera, Martha Stewart, Tommy Hilfiger, Donald Trump and Calvin Klein will appear in Macy’s 150th birthday campaign.

As the company gears up for a season-long celebration of its milestone, Macys revealed a first glimpse of the star power behind the celebration today.

The celebs will be featured in a series of commemorative photos shot by famed Rolling Stone photographer Mark Seliger.

We still don’t understand why the department store chose this lineup but here are two of the pics featuring The Donald and Xtina.

Christian Audigier is at it again!

This time the designer who created the Ed Hardy brand has joined forces with legendary rocker and record producer Dave Stewart, best known for his work with Eurythmics.

Together Dave and Christian will co-design and produce “Rock Fabulous,” the collection. A creative collaboration that will embody Dave’s rock and roll lifestyle and his passion for music with Christian’s explosive ability to engineer globally distributed brands.

Together they will re-define the rock and roll lifestyle through their common love for music and fashion.

The Rock Fabulous World will encompass a broad spectrum of products from perfume to motorcycles.

According to a statement released by Audigier, initially the Collection will include high end men’s and ladies’ embellished tee shirts, hoodies, headwear and track jackets, as well as a group of “premium couture” fashion pieces.

Everything will “Rock” a combination of distressed, hand-printed, metallic foil art, hand-set crystals, and accent hand-stitching. 

Sean John Underwear has tapped Nelly as their new spokesmodel.

The first campaign features Nelly donning the Fall collection of underwear basics and loungewear. 

And he looks hot!

The campaign was shot by Randee St. Nicholas and showcases Nelly in both interior and exterior shots at a modern home overlooking Los Angeles.

Although he is the first spokesmodel for this category, Nelly follows a long list of past and present celebrity models for the Sean John brand including Dwayne Wade, Nas, Snoop Dog, Lil’ Wayne, Penelope Cruz, Cassie, and Lauren London.

The Sean John Underwear, Sleepwear and Loungewear collection includes the core silhouettes as well as signature styles in luxury fabrics and is available at Macy’s and better department and specialty stores nationwide.

Fall is around the corner.

And with changing seasons comes exciting prospects of a new wardrobe.

Some stylists like Mark-Alan Harmon are adding their voices to the “what’s hot for fall” chatter that’s been going on in the fashion world.

He’s recommending what he calls his Fall 5 fashion tips.

1) Royal Hue – From grape to eggplant and lilac to violet, purple is the color of the season. Associated with nobility, this majestic hue is feminine, flirty and regal. Whether adding a plum handbag or lavender cocktail dress, a touch of purple is exactly what every fashionista’s wardrobe needs to reign supreme this fall.

 

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The newest partnership in the footwear industry has been announced.

And I can’t help but wonder how the shoes are gonna look.

New Balance and Nine West are teaming up to develop an active lifestyle fashion footwear line.

It’s scheduled to hit stores in America and abroad in 2009.

According to a statement released today, the collection will be designed in partnership with Fred Allard, Nine West Creative Director, and Savania Davies-Keiller and Roberto Crivello, New Balance Creative Directors. 

New Balance will be responsible for the innovative material direction and insole technology while Nine West will be responsible for soft-tech styling and trend-right color.

The folks in the Nine West camp say there’ll be lots of buzz about the new footwear line with events, ads, and a whole slew of other promotional activities on the cards.

Stay tuned!

It’s true.

Whenever a celeb endorses a product, we pay attention.

Today, it’s Kim Kardashian recommending CC Skye’s bangle collection with its fierce summer colors. In Kim’s blog post for July 23, she writes:

She is a Los Angeles native who traveled to all the way to Kathmandu, Nepal, to gain inspiration for her bohemian bracelets and bags. She even lived with a shaman in a mud hut in the hills of the Himalayas while filming a documentary on Hindus and Buddhists.

When she got back to the states, she says she began to approach design with a whole new perspective…

I am talking about designer CC Skye, and she makes the cutest accessories! I am so into bangle bracelets for the summer, and CC makes them in an array of eye-popping colors! 

Bangles are an awesome way to spice up a casual t-shirt and jeans look or can be worn when you’re dressed up and going out. 

Check out CC’s designs and let me know what you think!

See them for yourself.

Fashion Rocks celebrates its fifth anniversary this year with an unprecedented line-up of performers.

The star-studded cast includes Beyonce, Black Eyed Peas, Chris Brown, Duffy, Justin Timberlake, Keith Urban, Kid Rock, Mariah Carey and Rihanna among others.

Fashion Rocks uniquely celebrates the intersection of two of the most sexy cultural paradigms; fashion and music. 

It comes off at Radio City Music Hall on September 5, 2008.

The concert will air the following Tuesday night, September 9, 2008 in a two-hour special on the CBS television network (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT).

Proceeds from the event will benefit Stand Up To Cancer.

The Fashion Rocks magazine will also return this year bigger and better then ever.

Slated to reach over 60 million readers and filled with even more editorial content, Fashion Rocks magazine will accompany the September issue of 16 Conde Nast titles.

Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour and Contributing Editor Jonathan Van Meter will again take the helm as editor-in-chief and editorial director, respectively.

You’ve probably bought a bra before only to get home and realize it’s the wrong size, or the fit isn’t as great as the sales associate made you believe.

Now instead of canning it, you can become part of “Gigi’s Bras for Charity” bra donation drive.

Launched by GigisCloset.com, the program finds it success in  women who mail their unused or gently worn bras to GigisCloset.com.

There, the staff collects then expedites the donations to the surrounding Goodwill facilitates of Bucks County, PA. Funds raised by the non-profit organization go directly towards job training, job placement and education within the community.

Mail yours today to:

GigisCloset.com
c/o Gigi’s Bras for Charity
17 Martin Ct.
Newtown, PA 18940
USA

William Rast, the clothing brand conceptualized and founded by  Justin Timberlake and his business partner, Trace Ayala, will hit markets with a splash this fall.

The Los Angeles based brand will release its campaign, “My Name is William Rast,” featuring Timberlake and model Erin Wasson.

The two will be featured in magazines, on billboards and online through a series of film spots.

Marcella and Johan Lindeberg of Paris 68, brought on board to design the brand’s first complete men and women’s ready to wear collections, developed the campaign concept. 

The online premier of the campaign will take place at williamrastmovie.com

Can’t wait to see it!

 Commemorating the momentous 90th birthday of international human rights icon Nelson Mandela, global luxury brand Montblanc announced today that it will support sales in the U.S. of the 46664 bangle.

It’s a bracelet introduced during the 46664 star-studded concert series hosted in London in late June. Yeah, the one Amy Winehouse performed at.

Distributed in platinum, gold, and silver, the bangles bear Mandela’s Robben Island five digit prison cell number, 46664, along with a 3D imprint of his hand and have already been met with an overwhelming reception.

The 46664 bangle will be available in the U.S. at select Montblanc boutiques in New York, Las Vegas, Miami, San Francisco, and Costa Mesa.