Designer Beauty Collaborations

view website 0 0 0 0 0 0 Who says plucking your brows can’t be glamorous? Isaac Mizrahi has designed a line of punchy, adorable tweezers ($25 each) for Tweezerman. 16 / 20 Orla Kiely and Method Whats Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 As part of their ongoing collaboration, Orla Kiely has designed a line of limited-edition gel hand washes ($4 each) for Fall 2013. 17 / 20 Tracy Reese and Sally Hansen Whats Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 Sally Hansen is no stranger to the collaborations, and for Fall, the brand has teamed up with designer Tracy Reese for a line of bright, poppy colors.
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Struppa: Mystery, beauty in mathematics

FRAZER HARRISON, GETTY IMAGES Related article At the 2014 Academy Awards, stars (and the professionals who prettify them) got an A+ on the beauty scorecard. From glowing skin to mastery of the perfect smoky eye/understated lip combo to gorgeous deep berry lips and more, makeup did its job of enhancing but not stealing the show, prompting viewers to gasp at how beautiful the wearer is rather than focusing on the makeup itself. In the words of Sly & the Family Stone Everybody Is A Star so we break down a few of Oscars’ best beauty looks for red carpet moments of your own. Lupita Nyong’o: Make Short Hair Glamorous What we learned: Even if you have super-short locks, hair accessories (especially super-girly sparkly ones) can be your friend transforming your look into Cinderella-at-the-ball. In good company: Jennifer Lawrence and Portia de Rossi also glamorized and got creative with their short hairdos. They capitalized on this spring’s slicked-back look but literally took the trend up a notch by pumping up the volume at the front of the hair. Insider information: Nyong’o's hairstylist, Larry Simms, applied a quarter-size amount of Smooth N Shine Go Pro Curls (about $12.69, smoothnshine.com and amazon.com ) to Nyong’o's damp hair diffusing it to create a fine curl.
Source: http://www.ocregister.com/articles/look-605012-hair-makeup.html

Beauty Trends from the Oscars

But difficulty alone is not enough to provide the stimulus; the problem also must have some sort of mysterious quality that the child-mathematician finds of interest. Mystery, thus, is an important element for beauty. This is something that, for example, painters such as Dali, Magritte, de Chirico and Ernst have cleverly exploited. In mathematics, mystery abounds and children can find it in the simplest properties of numbers and of geometric figures, if only they have a teacher willing to spend some time with them. But mystery is not enough; there must also be a way for the mathematician to see behind that mystery and to discover an answer that must be surprising.
Source: http://www.ocregister.com/articles/beauty-605041-numbers-answer.html

The Case Against Fancy Figure-skating Outfits

(We’re obsessed with Vanessa’s bedazzled arm.) WORST Americans Meryl Davis and Charlie White make figure skating outfits look cheesy thanks to Meryl’s blinged out purple dress. BEST Russia’s Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov look dashing together with his military inspired uniform and her romantic pale blue dress with an embellished choker. WORST Canada’s Dylan Moscovitch and Kirsten Moore-Towers go gaudy in brightly-coloured outfits. Orange and pink should never be seen together. Ever.
Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2014/02/18/best-worst-figure-skating-outfits-olympics-2014_n_4809146.html

Sochi Olympics skating outfits: Best and worst

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Certain Components criteria, such as clarity of movement, are perhaps even obscured by some costumes. A judge cannot accurately determine how a skater articulates her movements when billowing chiffon or ruffles obscure the bodys natural lines. One need only remember 1994 Olympic champion Alexei Urmanovs infamous quasi-winged Swan Lake costume or pretty much anything the drape-crazed Barbara Fusar-Poli and Maurizio Margaglio ever wore to realize that costumes can very easily conceal whats happening beneath them. I dont suggest that figure skating costumes should entirely disappear. Skating exhibitions or ice theater productions, mediums that exist purely for entertainment, are the perfect arena for the work of skilled and talented designers.
Source: http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2014/02/the-case-against-fancy-figure-skating-outfits/283838/

Did they successfully coordinated music, routines and costumes into a cohesive performance thats pleasing to watch, or didnt they? Decades ago, skaters wore homemade uniforms, according to www.thesocietypages.org, but that changed after the 1976 Olympics. Since then, costumes have soared to new sartorial heights, with brocade-like patterns, military uniforms, sparkles, rhinestones, palest chiffon, and more. Back naot shoes in 1988, Bay Area skater Debi Thomas created a scandal by wearing a unitard at the Calgary Olympics (they were prohibited afterward, a ban that was lifted in 2004). In the 1990s, Nancy Kerrigan and Michelle Kwan wore outfits by bridal designer Vera Wang. Gracie Golds costume designer, Brad Griffies, is quoted on www.cosmopolitan.com saying that todays dresses can have up to 100,000 crystals each; that they cost $1,500 to $3,000; and that skaters dont have the money to buy more than one or two each season. I dont have a favorite outfit, but I do have a favorite skater: Janet Lynn, of Rockford, Ill., who earned a bronze medal in the 1972 Sapporo Olympics, despite falling on her fanny during a sit-spin.
Source: http://blog.sfgate.com/chronstyle/2014/02/19/sochi-olympics-skating-outfits-best-and-worst/

Indian Fashion Will Go Exclusive To Mass Market – And Global: Wendell Rodricks

Well, to be recognised in the arts category goes to prove that Indian fashion has been elevated to an art form. Ritu Kumar should have got the award years earlier for her contribution to fashion and the public’s consciousness of it. I did my part for fashion not only on a national and international level but also took on projects in Goa. This is not just my award but for all Goans – it is truly our award. How has Indian fashion evolved? I am gladdened by how Indian fashion has evolved in the last decade.
Source: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/opinion/interviews/Indian-fashion-will-go-exclusive-to-mass-market-and-global-Wendell-Rodricks/articleshow/29619146.cms

Best Upcoming Fashion Events In The East Bay

Young people don’t have much money to spend lately, and Buckle is feeling the pressure as comparable net sales for the five-week period ended on Jan. 4 decreased by 2.2% due to weak demand and a highly aggressive competitive scenario for teen apparel retailers. On the other hand, this well-managed company has succeeded in consistently generating growing sales and earnings for investors over the years in spite of industry headwinds, thanks to its dynamic inventory management and efficient cost-management initiatives. Besides, Buckle has a smart dividend policy, which allows for both flexibility in capital distributions and high dividend payments.The company pays a regular quarterly dividend of $0.22 per share, which represents a dividend yield of 2% at current prices. In addition to this, Buckle usually distributes big special dividends on an annual basis; in December 2013 the company announced a special dividend of $1.20 per share, which means an extra 2.5% yield versus the current stock price. Bottom line Fashion comes and goes, but well-run companies with sound competitive advantages manage to deliver healthy returns for investors through both good and bad times. Ralph Lauren, Ross Stores, and Buckle have proven their ability to generate consistently growing dividend payments, and they have what it takes to sustain dividend growth in the future.
Source: http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2014/02/01/3-fashion-companies-for-trendy-dividend-growth-inv.aspx

Female Fashion Addicts Change China’s $19 Billion Market: Retail

When you like a look, it is saved in a separate tab, so you can always go back and find it later. Comments are public and Flink could end up creating a community of passionate fashion curators. What about copyright? Flink has reached out to dozens of popular fashion bloggers, and they were eager to see their content in the app, except a couple of people. Flink bets on fair use to show the pictures. With each post, there is a link to the actual blog post it works a lot like an RSS reader or a read later service in the end.
Source: http://techcrunch.com/2014/01/30/flink-is-an-addictive-mobile-fashion-experience-to-discover-new-looks/

More Black Models Land Major Fashion Campaigns, Word Up! (UPDATE, PHOTOS)

(Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images) Sessilee Lopez Model Sessilee Lopez presents a creation by Manish Arora during the Spring/Summer 2013 ready-to-wear collection show on September 27, 2012 in Paris. AFP PHOTO/FRANCOIS GUILLOT (Photo credit should read FRANCOIS GUILLOT/AFP/GettyImages) Ajak Deng Model Ajak Deng presents a creation for Christian Dior during the Spring/Summer 2012 Haute Couture collection show, on January 23, 2012 in Paris. AFP PHOTO/FRANCOIS GUILLOT (Photo credit should read FRANCOIS GUILLOT/AFP/Getty Images) Naomi Campbell NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 09: Model Naomi Campbell rehearses at the Zac Posen Spring 2013 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center on September 9, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week) Selita Ebanks NEW YORK, NY – FEBRUARY 12: Model Selita Ebanks attends the Badgley Mischka Fall 2013 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Theatre at Lincoln Center on February 12, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week) Flaviana Matata Correction: This slides previously listed the model as Herieth Paul.
Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/30/black-models-fashion-campaigns-spring-summer-2014_n_4697218.html

3 Fashion Companies for Trendy Dividend Growth Investors

The biannual vintage fashion show is growing and has a new venue in an old airplane hanger. More than 50 vendors will display their vintage collections in mens and womens clothing, accessories, jewelry, textiles, hats and shoes. Dress up for this years Friday night early buy opening party at the spring/summer event which has a red, white and blue theme to capture the 1940s mood of USO, WACS, WAVES, WASPS and the inimitable World War II style. Treasure Island Flea 1 Avenue of the Palms Treasure Island, CA 94130 www.treasureislandflea.com Date: Jan. 25-26, 2014 at 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Source: http://radioalice.cbslocal.com/2014/01/31/best-upcoming-fashion-events-in-the-east-bay/

Christian Fashion Week 2014 Kicks Off in Tampa; A Celebration of Modesty and Christ (LIVE STREAM)

Guest speakers and stylists Tamy Lugo, Shari Braendel, and Wendi Braswell will host Tuesday’s Righteous Fashionista Workshop prior to Wednesday’s Divine Shopping Date– an all day shopping spree. Finally on Thursday the Christian Fashion Week VIP http://www.chicemma.com/ Party will be held and all active local (Tampa) pastors and spouses invited to attend for free. Then on Friday and Saturday, the fashion shows will take place at Bayanihan Arts and Events Center. The shows will be live streamed by CP below. Like us on Facebook Laura Peterson, a 25-year-old college student and part time hair model, will travel to Tampa this weekend to be a part of the highly anticipated event. “I’m super excited to be going. I would love to attend New York fashion week as it is closer for me but its just too trashy which is why I’m heading to Florida,” Peterson said.
Source: http://global.christianpost.com/news/christian-fashion-week-2014-kicks-off-in-tampa-a-celebration-of-modesty-and-christ-live-stream-113801/

Flink Is An Addictive Mobile Fashion Experience To Discover New Looks

Overseas Buying Although Chinese customers are the worlds biggest luxury buyers by nationality, accounting for 29 percent of high-end purchases last year, mainland sales have slowed as Chinese shoppers now buy more than two-thirds of their items overseas, according to Bain. Prices are between 30 to 40 percent lower in Europe and as much as 25 percent lower in Hong Kong, according to Bernsteins estimates. Chanels black leather Sac Classique bag sells for 35,200 yuan in China, according to the companys local website, while it sells for 2,950 euros, or the equivalent of about 24,400 yuan , in a boutique in Paris. Refocusing on womens fashion can help luxury-goods makers counter the overseas-buying trend, Bernsteins Ortelli said. You can postpone the buying of a watch or piece of jewelry, Ortelli said.
Source: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-01-29/female-fashion-addicts-change-china-s-19-billion-market-retail.html

Baby Teeth Jewelry Moms’ Next Big Thing

“Moms are always on the look-out for unique and personal mementos to remember the key milestones in their child’s life,” said Linda Murray, BabyCenter’s global editor in chief. “Losing a tooth is a pivotal moment in a child’s development and symbolic of crossing the threshold from baby to big kid. It’s not too surprising that parents want to preserve the teeth in some form.” Think of it as a modern-day twist on bronzed baby shoes and plaster handprints, she said. Kaufman thinks the trend is just getting started. “Once people are aware of what they can do with the baby teeth, and the very unique pieces of jewelry that can be created, they will be more inclined to have them made.” She suggested that the tooth fairy could even bring one to a child who has lost a tooth.
Source: http://abcnews.go.com/Lifestyle/baby-teeth-jewelry-moms-big-thing/story?id=21546992

Jennifer Lopez, Lady Gaga, Paris Hilton–why they’re gaga over this Spanish jewelry house

“True Happiness” is from her FTDs series of brooches, “hybrid abstractions of traditional flower corsages and medicinal herbs,” as she describes it. The series’ name plays on two meanings of FTD: Most recognizable is the flower-delivery company, but in the psychiatric world, FTD stands for formal thought disorderdisorganized thinking that manifests as disordered speech”all the more apropos of the botanical inspirations of aphrodisiacs and psychotropic plants” in the series, she says. As for her work becoming part of LACMA’s permanent collection: “I relocated to the West Coast seven years ago for my current teaching position at SDSU, and I am still acclimating!” Sherman says. “So having a piece acquired by LACMA actually made me feel more at homesome sense of being represented in a public collection as a San Diego resident and participating in the regional scene.” Michell Galindo / Gala is Love : Galindo, a Tijuana native, says jewelry making started as a hobby, after her mom gave her a piece of pink quartz as a Valentine’s Day gift. “I started playing with it with a metal hanger for clothes, and I made a big and bold ring that caught the attention of everybody every time I wore it,” she says. In 2003, she left her 9-to-5 corporate job in Tijuana to pursue jewelry design full-time. Galindo (whose Instagram feed is an eye-candy collection of her designs and inspiration) says this earcuff was inspired by a fern at the entrance to her mom’s house. “She always says, ‘Ferns welcome good luck.’” She named the piece after her mom, Gloria. Galindo has showrooms in Tijuana and Mexico City, and her designs have been featured in the Mexican editions of Vogue, Elle and Nylon. Given her place in the international scene, we asked her who she’s looking to these days for inspiration.
Source: http://www.sdcitybeat.com/sandiego/article-12612-four-jewelry-designers-whose-work-we-dig.html

Chow Tai Seng Commercial Jewelry Design Competition Inspires China’s Jewelry Fashion

Thats not true at all, Carrera said through his interpreter. In fact, there has been a documentary on my life online shoes recently, from age 18 to the present, and the pieces they showed, they were all from her collection. Carrera y Carreras head of international communications, Cristina Moya Carraffa, agreed. You can do an exhibit of her own collection, she said, confirming Carreras affection for his wife. Spirit of innovation VELAZQUEZ earrings in yellow gold with diamonds and amethyst The septuagenarian Carrera is a renowned and respected jeweler, trained in the craft since age 14. He comes from a line of precious-stone cutters.
Source: http://lifestyle.inquirer.net/147193/jennifer-lopez-lady-gaga-paris-hilton-why-theyre-gaga-over-this-spanish-jewelry-house

Uneek Fine Jewelry would like to announce the wedding of their founder and CEO Benjamin and his bride Natalie.

Breaking the vicious cycle of homogenization and giving rise to a new wave of original jewelry design in China Chow Tai Seng launched the 2013 edition of the “China Fashion” Commercial Jewelry Design Competition in September 2013. At variance with other contests targeted exclusively at professional designers, the “China Fashion” competition is open to individuals from all around the world, including professionals, college students and amateurs, extending the pool of potential participants beyond the closed world of jewelry professionals. The strategy also reflects Chow Tai Seng’ desire to break the vicious cycle of homogenization in jewelry design. In addition to providing opportunities for each and every comer, Chow Tai Seng also focuses on the specialization aspect of the competition. Five jewelry design masters were invited to be on-site and offer guidance to participants. The top 10 entries have now been selected, and their designs will be produced and made available as “designer collections,” which can be pre-ordered at any of Chow Tai Seng’s 2,300 shops nationwide.
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/chow-tai-seng-commercial-jewelry-140000315.html

Four jewelry designers whose work we dig

The quality and care that Uneek implements towards their collections was whole heartedly epitomized at the wedding. Uneek’s signature style not only embodies their brand, but also symbolizes their testament for elegance and sophistication. About Uneek Fine Jewelry: Uneek Fine Jewelry Collection prides themselves on their unique signature style and their attention to detail. Their design aesthetic blends contemporary and traditional style to create a one of a kind piece. The designer Benjamin Javaheri successfully creates luxury jewelry that promises the customer nothing but true beauty and quality.
Source: http://www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/14/01/p4229271/uneek-fine-jewelry-would-like-to-announce-the-wedding-of-their-founder-

The Year In Fashion

More, please. The CFDA has been doggedly trying to get Congress to pass the Innovative Design Protection Act, which would afford Seventh Avenue greater copyright protections of its work. Perhaps 2014 will be the year the $350billion fashion industry http://www.chicemma.com/ gets more respect from Capitol Hill. No more ambush makeovers. Its not that we wouldnt like a little aesthetic freshening up. But must it be akin to big-game hunting?
Source: http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/fashions-year-in-review/2013/12/23/2219668e-6823-11e3-8b5b-a77187b716a3_story.html

Lady Gaga in Fashion February 2014: I Finally Found Love

As Bill Cunningham muse, Advanced Style breakout star, Lanvin model, stylist and 63 year old it-girl Tziporah Salamon lectures to women across America: Tziporah Salamon, born in 1950, a proud 63 years old. (photo by Ari Seth Cohen) The key is knowing yourself and loving yourself: thats the most important thing in dressing well. If you love and take the time to know yourself, to observe your life, you want to express yourself creatively in how you dress. It is the highest art form and its a given; we all dress, we all get this opportunity to express who we are. Give your eyes pleasure and the eyes of anyone who sees you pleasure: what a gift!
Source: http://blog.sfgate.com/chronstyle/2013/12/24/ageless-fashion-icons-then-and-now/

Ageless fashion icons then and now

On Donatella: “I dont always have anyone to look up to. It can be kind of lonely because you know some people have been very accepting of me as an artist and some people havent. Seeing where Donatella is and how far shes come and continues to go makes me feel like I have a role model. I have somebody I can look up to and say I can be that or maybe I can at least try.” On her keen sense of fashion: “Fashion is that thing that saved me from being sad. Ive always cared about my costumes and my clothes. When I leave my apartment I like to look pretty for my fans but not [in a] hot sexy girl [way]I dont care about that, I just want to make you feel something with what I wear. I want you to feel happy and enjoy the theatre of my life the way that I do.
Source: http://celebrity-gossip.net/lady-gaga/lady-gaga-fashion-february-2014-i-finally-found-love-995865

Party Shoes For This Christmas. Dance All Night Styles

Dance all night styles Party Shoes for this Christmas. Dance all night styles Party Shoes for this Christmas. Dance all night styles. Enjoy these fabulous designs, Yareah friends. Fashion, luxury and glamour today! Dune Diamonds Peep Toe Ankle Boots. GOING-OUT SHOES.Pointy, shiny, minimal and cutout: this is your ultimate edit of srsly hot nighttime footwear.
Source: http://www.yareah.com/2013/12/09/2828-party-shoes-christmas-dance-night-styles/

200 kgs and made of iron, these shoes are meant for walking

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http://www.chicemma.com/ Tangshan: A Chinese factory worker says walking in huge iron shoes weighing more than 200 kilograms each can cure back pain, but faces hefty competition in his bid to build the country’s heaviest footwear. “I’ve been walking with iron shoes for seven years,” said Zhang Fuxing, before strapping two crudely-welded iron blocks to his feet. “After they reached 400 kilograms (882 pounds), I felt very proud. Next spring I plan to add 50 kilograms.” Zhang took a deep breath before each wrenching step in the towering footwear, with every impact leaving him struggling for balance. It took him over a minute to take 10 paces, but he claims to walk up to 15 metres each day in the shoes, which he has gradually increased in weight, and touts them as a cure for back pain and hemorrhoids. Zhang, 52, credits his ability to move the shoes – which he leaves outdoors, safe in the knowledge that they are close to impossible for most people to lift – to the Chinese spiritual martial art Qigong, said to involve controlling the flow of supposed bodily energies.
Source: http://www.ndtv.com/article/offbeat/200-kgs-and-made-of-iron-these-shoes-are-meant-for-walking-456329

Farmington boy uses birthday to collect shoes for poor

“They were just as excited it seemed to know these shoes would go to other kids that needed them,” she said. Braxton was able to collect more than a half-dozen pairs of new shoes at his party. The family was donating them to a local organization for distribution. Braxton has pitched in to help others before. He said his third-grade class won a pizza party for collecting the most canned goods during a food drive.
Source: http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/state-and-regional/farmington-boy-uses-birthday-to-collect-shoes-for-poor/article_24a9deb2-53e2-5676-8607-73d8d232a011.html

New Balance Releasing New runDisney Shoes In 2014

Heres a note from Disney that was shared along with the informational video below: For the past few weeks we have shared details of the new 2014 New Balance runDisney shoes. We revealed that Sorcerer Mickey and Pink Minnie will anchor the 2014 New Balance runDisney 860 V4 running shoe. There was a lot of excitement when we announced the same shoe will be available in kids sizes in 2014. It was also reveled that runners will have the opportunity to purchase kits with race specific shoe liners and shoe lace charms to personalize their race experience. Well the news doesnt stop there! Today we are excited to announce New Balance is introducing a second line of shoes anchored by two of your favorite Disney characters. After listening to customer feedback, these shoes are aimed at runners looking for a faster experience in a neutral cushioning shoe, a lighter weight running shoe.
Source: http://www.disneydreaming.com/2013/12/09/new-balance-releasing-new-rundisney-shoes-in-2014/

The Anonymous Fashion Line That’s Cleaning Up On Wall Street

Ouch. Well thats going to cost you some sleepless nights about sixteen months from now when you hear the bathtub-drain sound of the teen cultural zeitgeist that you rode to prominence gurgling away from you. Because youre going to learn, in the most personally agonizing way, what the difference is between fashion industry valuation and universally necessary and profitable Internet website valuation, and how it feels to glissade down the icy mountainside from one to the other. Ever since Google Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) managed to augur itself in to the worlds commerce stream as an indispensable and nearly ubiquitous sine qua non of the Internet, the goal of virtually every Web startup including the later-arriving waves of social media startups has been the same: Become a Platform. The eBays and the Amazons and the Craigslists achieved it in the Pre-Social Era. And of course Facebook traveled from Why would a grown man possibly be on Facebook? (a question I was actually asked by my co-founder at my previous company after his daughter friended me their website on the site in 2008) to the digital equivalent of a sandwich: Something taken for granted due to its prevalence, utility, and tasty, tasty user interface. The assumption weve all been making, watching the behavior of our teen-aged kids/students/babysitters was initially that they were simply the leaders and we were the followers. Then we began to assume, as we all observed our 14 year old daughters and everybodys teen something abandoning Facebook over the past few months, that they were migrating away to Twitter and Snapchat and Vine because Facebook itself had become uncool and they preferred a more just us zone of hipness in which to interact.
Source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/economaney/2013/11/24/social-medias-now-a-fashion-business/

Changing the world with fashion ‘Mad Men’ reflect on success, fashion Conveniently, key items from Beatnik styles are available at modern malls, he said, like cardigan sweaters (Weiss prefers Ralph Lauren’s rugby collection), chukka boots a la J.Crew or Clarks, and thick-rimmed Warby Parkers . “Americana” style encompasses a lot of looks, said Esquire’s senior associate market editor, Nic Screws: “Everything from American-made heritage brands to prep to regional influences. Red Wing boots, Repp ties and nautical stripes can all be considered Americana.” The young man’s fashion takedown might seem like a bold change from the “Animal House” fraternity stereotype (and a bold move for a new brother), but according to G. Bruce Boyer, a contributing editor to Town & Country , the looks Weiss advocates have roots on campus. Although it might feel like high style on the average college campus these days, fraternity members at Princeton, Yale and Harvard were running counter to the formal fashion of the early 1900s.
Source: http://www.cnn.com/2013/11/22/living/fratshionistau-fraternity-fashion/index.html

Meet the fashion tech grad who charms snakes

The Vince name is little more than a marketing concept, the result of a brainstorm by two fashion industry veterans, Christopher LaPolice and Rea Laccone, who launched the line after creating the successful brand Laundry in the 1980s. And their anonymity is working well: On Thursday the retailer priced above its initial public offering range, at $20 a share. This was a dollar higher than expected, valuing the newly named Vince Holding ( VNCE ) at $726 million. Since Michael Kors made its debut on the New York Stock Exchange in 2011 , Wall Street has been increasingly interested in fashion companiesnot just for impeccable suits and shift dresses, but for the money that can come when a successful brand goes public. After Marc Jacobss last Louis Vuitton show earlier this season, the designer announced he would step down from his post to take his own eponymous label public; LVMH ( MC:FP ) fully supported his decision, perhaps because it still owns a sizable stake in his namesake brand.
Source: http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-11-22/the-anonymous-fashion-line-that-s-cleaning-up-on-wall-street

The result was 2003s Speedy 30 handbag featuring rainbow LV monograms designed by Murakami, known for blending high and low art. The cartoonlike creation elevated the bag into a hip, modern It bag by rebranding its recognizable but old-fashioned look. The most marked change in trends over the years is in how much the cycle has sped up. Advances in communication, production and transportation plus the instantaneous see-everything-now world of the Internet have resulted in fast-fashion stores with weekly shipments of new clothes, like Zara. If you go back to the 1950s, trends would last for at least six months, if not a year, says Elia.
Source: http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/fashion/history-fads-fit-trend-ology-exhibit-article-1.1522819

‘Trend-ology’ exhibit at the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology traces the history of trends

He then joined a textile unit where he worked for about two years. Meanwhile, he got interested in wildlife and volunteered the forest department in movement of elephant and tigers. It was during this period that he got in touch with members of Vanam, an environmental NGO and learnt about rescuing snakes. “That’s when I realised that fashion was not my calling and volunteered as a full-time environmentalist,” Sundarapandi says. “At first, I was scared of all wild animals given the information fed to us by media and villagers. But I realised that wild animals are harmless unless we pose a threat to them.
Source: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/madurai/Meet-the-fashion-tech-grad-who-charms-snakes/articleshow/26331029.cms

Skora Core Running Shoes Review: Minimalist Luxury For Your Feets

In this week’s Equipment Report Mailbag, PGATOUR.COM Equipment Insider Jonathan Wall talks about Keegan Bradley’s Jordan shoes, and why there isn’t an average degree of bounce on a lob wedge. Have a question about the latest golf equipment or what the pros are playing? Send a tweet to @jonathanrwall. Do you have any info on the shoes Keegan Bradley’s been wearing recently? They look awesome. — Ben Coleman Plenty of players on the PGA TOUR can claim to have a one-of-a-kind club in the bag, but I’m willing to bet Keegan Bradley is the one out there who’s sporting a pair of Jordan golf shoes on the course.
Source: http://www.pgatour.com/equipmentreport/2013/09/23/mailbag–bradley-s-shoes–wedge-bounce.html

Created by Earth Brands, a company with a more than 40-year reputation in the design of comfortable footwear for women, Earth shoes are created for the working woman to seamlessly transition between work and a night out with comfort by her side. This modern collection of smartly styled casual footwear includes a padded heel, reinforced arch, and multi-density latex cushioning for extra added comfort. aEarth, one of our first brands, is a line of footwear created for pure comfort with style added,a said Phil Meynard, President of Planet, Inc. aThese shoes are perfect for the contemporary woman on-the-go, providing all-day foot health.a PlanetShoes.com is carrying a variety of womenas Earth, including heels, boots and sandals. About Earth Earth, a line of Earth Brands footwear, is grounded in the ideals of promoting a healthy lifestyle every day, all day. From dress shoes to casual after-work shoes, Earth delivers a style for every woman, every time of the day. The footbed, including a padded heel and latex cushioning, is designed for ultimate all-day comfort, delivering wellness in every step.
Source: http://www.streetinsider.com/Press+Releases/PlanetShoes.com+Carrying+Earth+Footwear/8713602.html

Geek black reflective The shoes feature rubber soles moulded in a single piece, which are designed tofit comfortably against bike pedals. Fern grey reflective The range includes Fern lacedankle boots,with small heels and a reflective strip stitched up the back for cycling in the dark. Geek camel reflective Geek shoesalso have reflective detailing on the back andare available in black or camel. “Perfect for cycling or walking the city,” said Neuls. Geek black reflective The shoes are available from Tokyobike, 87-89 Tabernacle Street, and Tracey Neuls East, 73 Redchurch Street, until the end of the design festival on Sunday.
Source: http://www.dezeen.com/2013/09/22/cycling-shoes-by-tracey-neuls-for-tokyobike/

Shoes trends for Fall/Winter 2013-2014

Before, when you laced the shoes up snugly, it would bunch up and dig into your upper foot. This is much less of an issue now. The biggest difference, though, is that the sole is far more flexible. It’s definitely closer to a “barefoot” experience, but still provides plenty of protection from sharp rocks. The tread is easily burly enough for light trail runs, and I never slid out on wet pavement. S The Best Part It’s gotta be that new injection blown rubber.
Source: http://gizmodo.com/skora-core-running-shoes-review-minimalist-luxury-for-1337737303

Here’s what we found on the catwalks. Pointy Toe Shoes The pointy models are coming back with a shiny effect. We should note that this type of shoe is not suitable for everyone, because tapered noses visually lengthen legs. view site… However, they remain a favorite dress shoes. High Heeled Shoes Although trends change every season, high heels are always fashionable. This fall on any current bet will not go wrong-from low to high, from thin to thick, wedge dressed with decorative elements.
Source: http://news.bgfashion.net/article/8126/20/Shoes-trends-for-fall-Winter-2013-2014

How To Walk A Mile In Another Person’s Shoes

More from Lucky: Photo by: Kyle Ericksen/Conde Nast Digital Studio Alexander Wang The Barbie pump just got some serious swagger, thanks to super, super-exaggerated proportions. More from Lucky: 1 – 15 / 15 by Natalie Matthews From the street style to the front-row celebs to the actual clothes bounding down the runway, New York Fashion Week is a seven-day monsoon of focal points. There’s just so much to take in-is that Nolan from Revenge in section H? Did Marc Jacobs just make Bermuda shorts and fancy Tevas a thing?-that it’s great and bad, because it’s easy for your eyes to glaze over things they’d usually catch. Like the shoes on this season’s runways. If you haven’t properly ogled them yet, you should, because whether they’re crazy-pretty or crazy-crazy (in a good way), they deserve way more than a moment of your half-assed attention.
Source: http://shine.yahoo.com/fashion/craziest-shoes-york-fashion-week-204600773.html

Our imaging will be our own and can be way off which leads to no end of confusion and a raft of other troubles. Another metaphor is to walk in the other read persons story. This may seem easier. You might be able to relate to another persons story versus the general idea of their experience because a story has a lot more detail. But the problem remains the same. You are trying to be the other person and the door is closed on that option.
Source: http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20130916062705-85816712-how-to-walk-a-mile-in-another-person-s-shoes

7 best running shoes for marathons

Adidas Energy Boost ($150) When Adidas unveiled the Energy Boost earlier this year, the company claimed it would “change running forever.” The material replaces the industry-standard EVA foam with thermoplastic beads fused together inside the sole, providing energy and bounce to keep a consistent spring in your step, all the way through a long course. Brooks Ravenna 4 ($110) This lightweight, simple shoe, the fourth edition of the Ravenna , strikes a perfect balance of cushioning and pronation control. Saucony Mirage 3 ($110) This is the perfect shoe for runners looking for a lightweight option with a touch of stability. Saucony’s update features deeper grooves to improve flexibility at toe-off. Nike Flyknit Lunar1+ ($160) One of Nike’s coolest new technologies in years, this featherweight shoe features a knitted upper and is made from a seamless, one-piece construction that molds to the contours of the feet like a sock. Puma Mobium Elite ($110) Puma’s Mobium technology was inspired by the natural expansion and compression seen in a cat’s foot, which provides our feline friends with both cushioning and propulsion as they move. The sole of the shoe features “Expansion Pods” to provide cushioning and protection, as well as an elasticized band that runs in a figure eight around the sole, which adds extra spring.
Source: http://www.denverpost.com/ci_24104111/7-best-running-shoes-marathons

Miss America contestants show off their shoes in New Jersey parade [PHOTOS]

Miss America 2014 will be crowned at Boardwalk Hall late tomorrow. 15, 2013 at 1:46 PM By DANIELLE HAYNES, UPI.com Miss America contestants donned seashell-studded pumps, Army footwear and cowboy boots Saturday during Atlantic City, N.J.’s annual Show Us Your Shoes Parade. The event featured all 53 Miss America contestants in bedazzled and over-the-top footwear combined with flashy costumes, The (New Jersey) Star-Telegram reported . Miss Oregon, Allison Cook, wore cow-themed knee-high boots with goggly eyes on the toes, Miss Arizona, Jennifer Smestad, had a giant green cactus growing out of one of her shoes, and Miss New Jersey, Cara McCollum, had starfish, oyster pearls and seashells bedazzling her pumps. The parade featured 14 marching bands, 49 dancing groups, 14 floats and 16 choirs as it wound its way down a nearly 2-mile route on the Atlantic City boardwalk. The Show Us Your Shoes parade has its roots in 1972 when spectators asked contestants to show them their shoes as the women walked home after pageant rehearsals.
Source: http://www.upi.com/Entertainment_News/Blog/2013/09/15/Miss-America-contestants-show-off-their-shoes-in-New-Jersey-parade-PHOTOS/8041379266284/

Your Shoes Say Much About You

Williams will lead the 75-plus members of Interact to reach out to their schoolmates, families, friends, neighbors, churches, and other outside organizations so that the lives of people in need will be improved. Avon Rotary and AHS Interact urge everyone to drop off a pair of gently used or new shoes by Oct. 8 in any size and style to Avon High School, Door No. 1; Cass & Co. Salon, 7374 Business Center Drive; or Curves of Avon, 9719 E.
Source: http://flyergroup.com/local/x86518480/AHS-club-collecting-shoes

Local nonprofit provides students with shoes

Love your sparkly stilettos and those impossibly high http://www.chicemma.com pair of strappy sandals? Or are your sturdy, lace up shoes or your practical Mary Jane brogues, the shoes you swear by? Trend watchers now say that a person’s footwear can transform their personality. For instance, a stylish pair of sandals in ladylike heels reportedly shows that you have classic tastes. Wearing flat shoes or sandals all the time shows that you are grounded, down-to-earth and laidback too.
Source: http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2013-09-04/trends/31200538_1_footwear-shoes-pair

Kenneth Cole’s ‘Awearness’ Problem: Why Confusing Shoes And Syria Isn’t Punny

So on what criteria is this a gaffe? [Laughs] Within hours, I tweeted an explanation, which had to be vetted by lawyers. I’m not even sure I used the words I’m sorry–because I wasn’t sorry.” And if that seems unsettling, consider the fact that the two-year-old Cairo tweet wasn’t his first swing at using controversy to boost sales. The fact of the matter is, Cole has been engaging in this sort of behavior for nearly a decade, and Twitter is just the latest manifestation of his inability to understand that his “platform” of selling clothes should not be used as a means of broadcasting political opinions in conjunction with blatant advertising. It is important to note that the Syria tweet came from Cole’s personal account, whereas the Cairo tweet was sent on behalf of the Kenneth Cole brand. Although, are the two really all that distinct?
Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lauren-duca/kenneth-cole-syria-tweet_b_3880788.html

“We started Shuzz because there was a need for something like this,” she said. “In a lot of the organizations we were supporting, a lot of the money went back to the organization and to these big salaries.” The entire staff of Shuzz consists of volunteers, and the office and warehouse space the organization uses are donated. “We started off as a little bit of a different model,” Johnson-Lombardo said. Shuzz focuses on local programs and organizations, such as the Milagro Center, Prep and Sports in Delray Beach , the Palm Beach County School District and the Miami Boys and Girls Club. It has even outfitted the soccer and football teams at Belle Glades with cleats.
Source: http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/2013-09-04/news/fl-drf-shuzz-0904-20130904_1_new-shoes-milagro-center-shuzz