|Hollywood actress- singer-designer Jennifer Lopez is halting the production of her clothing line, Sweetface, after six years. She launched the line as a high-end sports and street-wear spin-off of her original JLO clothing collection.|
Sweetface will stop production of its line once the spring collection hits the stores. Despite the popularity of the clothing line, Jennifer has conformed to stop the work on future designs while the future of the brand is reviewed.
Jennifer said that considering the new company strategies, the Sweetface line has been decided to put on hiatus while the brand would be reintroduced in the near future with an entirely new fashion point of view.
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The growing potential of Chinese luxury market makes it impossible for the global luxury product manufacturers to ignore the 'dragon nation'.
Luxury brands thrive in the soil of China. Their luxury market including jewelry, leather products, fashion apparels, perfumes etc. reached around $8 billion USD during 2007. A statistics states that, China accounts to 18% of the global luxury consumption. Almost 80% of the top global luxury brands have entered into China. Luxury mavens predict that by 2015, luxury consumption in China will constitute 32% of the global market.
In the recent past many international luxury brands were attracted by the market potential of China. Numerous luxury brands like Versace, Rolex, Chanel, Omega, Dior, Prada, and Zegna have dipped their toes in the country. Lots of luxury brands are manufactured in China. Coach, Prada, Furla, and LV are made in China in big numbers. Numerous factories in Guangdong make a range of brands which are sold in the market for a fortune. Cities such as Shanghai and Beijing have attracted the investments of retail giants like Giorgio Armani.
II and III tier cities fuel the luxury market:
China has 100 cities with population exceeding one million. With the increasing number of consumers' disposable income, and their inclination to acquire a social strata, and willingness to express uniqueness in their lifestyle, luxury market is fuelled up even in the II and III tier cities. I tier cities like Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Beijing have advanced retail infrastructures and high per capita GDP. The II and III tier cities are also catching up with the former ones. Middle class population in China is estimated to grow and reach 250 million by 2010. With the growing interest of middle class people towards luxury products, the market is heating up. Social status is now becoming imperative for middle income people as well. Luxury products enable the consumers to project a social class. Consumers from II and III tier cities feel the need to 'close the gap' and build up a I tier image. They go in for buying branded items with a hefty price tag only to display their status to others.
Advent of the Chinese 'chuppies':
The young and profligate Chinese generation in between the age group 20-30 known as 'yuppies' or 'chuppies' in China; meaning one to spends all he earns. They are raising a wave of unprecedented commercialism. The chuppies are young, urban, and middle class consumers who are generally white collared, having 100% disposable income. They will be the most powerful consumer group; not only in China but all across the globe within the next 15 years.
June 27, 2009
This exciting technique in apparel design combines genuine Swarovski rhinestone crystals with their revolutionary Patent-Pending beading technique along with the thrill of customized expression through the iDesign program. At CustomTCouture.com, even shoppers on a budget can add their own embellishments to the latest designer looks through the power of personalized fashion.
Shoppers can choose from three different levels of customization to suit their t shirt needs. For the true fashionista in all of us, Custom T Couture offers the chance to design a top from the bottom up. For shoppers who love to put their own twist on today's hottest fashions, there's the designer showroom. This allows consumers to select the perfect product before adding their own customized style through an array of embellishments. Lastly, the ready to wear collection gives shoppers access to cutting edge rhinestone and bead-encrusted looks at a fraction of the price.
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June 26, 2009
Amy has worked in the fashion industry for the past ten years as a merchandiser and buyer. Most recently, she held the position of Divisional Merchandise Manager. Last year, she took a leap of faith and left that position to develop her own line of bridesmaids' dresses. This line, called Swoon, will launch in Spring 2010.
BRIDES Magazine announced OPERATION DREAM DRESS in February. Hundreds of sketches were submitted and 20 semi-final designs were posted on brides.com/dreamdress for a nationwide vote. A private event was held on June 24 where an advisory panel critiqued the designs and helped determine the winner. The panel included Austin Scarlett (Project Runway contestant and recent bridal designer), Hilary Rhoda (Supermodel and Estee Lauder's "Beautiful" Bride),Rachel Leonard (Fashion Director of BRIDES) and Dan Rentillo (Design Director of David's Bridal), and was hosted by BRIDES editor in chief, Millie Martini Bratten.
Ms. Bratten commented, "We were beyond thrilled with the response to our inaugural Operation Dream Dress contest. The sheer quantity, breadth and imagination displayed in the submissions were stunning and the finalists all delivered stylish, romantic and wearable gowns. This is an extraordinary moment for Amy Wong Micucci, whom we're excited to welcome to the bridal fashion community."
June 25, 2009
Keeper co-stars, Sofia Vassilieva and Abigail Breslin.
Fresh from her Cannes sojourn, Hayden Panettiere landed back in Hollywood for the MTV Movie Awards. The Heroes star kept things short and sweet in a halterneck minidress, with kick-out hem, teamed with Bally peep-toes.
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June 24, 2009
Garnier Fructis, a global leader in hair care products known for its philosophy of beauty through nature, is proud to introduce supermodel Bar Refaeli as their latest spokesmodel. Refaeli will appear in Garnier Fructis' international campaigns for the brand's newest launches: Triple Nutrition Hair Care and Anti-Humidity Hairsprays set to launch in June 2009.
One of fashion and beauty's freshest faces, Refaeli is an ideal partner for Garnier Fructis and embodies its vision of beauty through nature. Refaeli is a natural beauty who strives to take care of herself and those around her, while garnering an international appeal. Both her gorgeous hair and fit body reflect Garnier's essential values of wellness and health. Bar is the ideal Garnier woman - natural, modern, healthy - in short, Refaeli has an energetic spirit much like the brand.
"We are thrilled to be partnering with such a beautiful woman inside and out," says Maybelline New York*Garnier President David Greenberg. "Not only does Bar Refaeli have beautiful hair that's in line with what the Garnier Fructis products represent, but she embodies Garnier's overall focus on healthy beauty and a positive mindset."
Refaeli was raised on a countryside ranch in her native Israel. Her international career started in 2001, when she received the title of "Model of the Year" in her country. Since then she has become one of the most recognized models worldwide. Most recently, she was featured as the cover model for the 2009 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. She was also featured as number three in Maxim's Hot 100 List.
"I like Garnier and have been using their products for several years," says Bar Refaeli. "Their products and ingredients fit my lifestyle perfectly - helping me keep my hair strong, healthy and shiny. It's such an honor to be the spokesmodel for Garnier Fructis' new launches, the Triple Nutrition Hair Care collection and the Anti-Humidity Hairsprays."
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June 23, 2009
After graduating with a MA in Fashion Design, Evangelia went on and worked as part of the team at Vivienne Westwood. Driven by her enthusiasm and passion, Evangelia decided to undertake a pattern cutting postgraduate course at Central Saint Martin and then went on to create her very own label, Evangelia Thomadakis London.
The striking collection consists of luxurious sharp tailoring. Pushing the boundaries, mixing unconventional, eclectic fabrics and prints into timeless creations, Evangelia has decided to debut her collection at Pure London.
‘I have been interested in Pure London for a very long time. It has motivated and inspired me in different categories, with the show’s professional approach to buyers and media around the world.’
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With these new additions to the Classico, Insignia and Paradiso Collections, along with the official launch of the new Couture Collection, Verragio has been fortunate to add eight new retail establishments to their growing family from the JCK Shows.
"The JCK shows have proved to be a great source of exposure for Verragio over the years," says Barry Verragio. "We have not only received a positive response to the new engagement ring collections, but we have been able to establish six Verragio retailers as official Verragio Premier Boutiques, the ultimate destinations for the latest in Verragio engagement rings and wedding bands."
Verragio specializes in engagement rings and wedding bands of the highest quality and beauty. Verragio is the creator of the Lumino Setting, a revolutionary setting technique that reveals all sides of a diamond, opening up every facet to light.
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June 18, 2009
Name of Product: “Chelsea’s” Necklace and Bracelet Sets
Units: About 29,000
Importer: D&D Distributing-Wholesale Inc., of Tacoma, Wash.
Hazard: Small parts can detach from the necklace and bracelet when the elastic string break, posing a choking hazard to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves two models of “Chelsea’s” Necklace and Bracelet Set. These two models are “Crayon” and the “Shiny Heart” Necklace and Bracelet Set. Both models have yellow, blue, red, green, purple, and pink crayons or hearts connected by elastic string. Each set has one necklace and one bracelet.
Sold at: Retail stores and wholesalers nationwide from April 1999 through April 2009.
Manufactured in: China
June 17, 2009
Mixing chitosan, found in the shells of crabs and shrimp, with an industrial polyester creates a promising new material for the tiny tubes that support repair of a severed nerve, and could serve other medical uses. The hybrid fiber combines the biologically favorable qualities of the natural material with the mechanical strength of the synthetic polymer.
"A nerve guide requires very strict conditions. It needs to be biocompatible, stable in solution, resistant to collapse and also pliable, so that surgeons can suture it to the nerve," said Miqin Zhang, a UW professor of material science and engineering and lead author of a paper now available online in the journal Advanced Materials. "This turns out to be very difficult."
After an injury that severs a peripheral nerve, such as one in a finger, nerve endings continue to grow. But to regain control of the nerve surgeons must join the two fragments. For large gaps surgeons used to attempt a more difficult nerve graft. Current surgical practice is to attach tiny tubes, called nerve guides, that channel the two fragments toward each other.
Today's commercial nerve guides are made from collagen, a structural protein derived from animal cells. But collagen is expensive, the protein tends to trigger an immune response and the material is weak in wet environments, such as those inside the body.
The strength of the nerve guide is important for budding nerve cells.
June 16, 2009
The store is ideally located as far as passenger flows are concerned, inviting passengers on their way to the gates to do some last-minute shopping. Targeting discerning shoppers who appreciate fashionable quality, the shop offers bags, belts, small leather goods and writing instruments from well-known brands including MCM, Bally, Longchamp and Porsche Design. Fashion Accessories by Giorgio Armani will complement the offer in the near future.
Presented in a modern setting dominated by bright wood panelling set off with showcases in dark wood, the store breathes generosity. The use of glass elements allows for maximum visibility within the store as well as toward the corridor.
Stephan Salvisberg, Sales & Operations Director, The Nuance Group Europe, is very pleased with the new store. “Dusseldorf is one of Europe’s prime fashion locations, and we wanted to reflect this fact through our offer. The new CULT store at Dusseldorf Airport targets a fashion and quality-conscious audience in search of the ideal accessory to complement their look. The flexible store set-up will allow us to constantly adapt our offer to the needs of our customer base by introducing new, trendy brands.”
June 13, 2009
"It's an honour to be chosen as the face of the Alberta Ferretti fragrance. Alberta and I have worked together for many years and it's wonderful to be able to collaborate on this exciting project together. Alberta's designs always embody femininity and elegance which are reflected in this fragrance," stated Claudia Schiffer.
Ron Rolleston, Executive Vice President, Global Marketing at Elizabeth Arden, collaborated with Alberta Ferretti to create the new fragrance and said, "We believe we have created a fragrance that expresses the brand values which emanate from Alberta's rich creative experience. It was important that we stay true to those values in selecting a face for this sophisticated new fragrance. In Claudia Schiffer we have found an ideal visual representation for the brand."
With her creative talent and understanding of women, Alberta Ferretti created a fragrance inspired by the sensuality of a woman. From the conception of the fragrance through its development, Alberta Ferretti was inspired by the woman she imagined would wear it -- one who is modern, has style and sophistication, and most importantly, identity. This is the reason why she chose Claudia Schiffer as the face for the advertising campaign.
"Claudia is a beauty icon and a woman whose sensuality comes from her unique and inimitable personality. Possessing awareness and strength, she expresses the qualities that every woman desires. Claudia represents the woman for whom my fashion and fragrance is designed," stated Alberta Ferretti.
Creative Director, Alex White collaborated with Alberta Ferretti on the concept for the campaign, which was shot by photographers Mert & Marcus.
Elizabeth Arden is a global prestige beauty products company with an extensive portfolio of prestige beauty brands sold in over 90 countries. The company's brand portfolio includes Elizabeth Arden skincare, color, and fragrance products, PREVAGE(R) anti-aging treatments, the celebrity fragrance brands of Elizabeth Taylor, Mariah Carey, Britney Spears, Hilary Duff, Danielle Steel, and Usher; the designer fragrance brands of Juicy Couture, Alberta Ferretti, Alfred Sung, Badgley Mischka, Bob Mackie, Gant, Geoffrey Beene, Liz Claiborne, Halston, Lucky Brand, Nanette Lepore, Rocawear; and the lifestyle fragrance brands Curve, Giorgio Beverly Hills, and PS Fine Cologne.
June 9, 2009
“This type of fashion inspired by nature is perfect for children - it’s cool, comfortable and classic at the same time as being slightly eccentric and individual. Layering is an especially good idea as temperatures start to fall. The extra layer to provide protection against the cold and the rain is just as easy to take off as it is to put on,” says H&M Head of Design Ann-Sofie Johansson.
The style is folklore romantic, a dress or blouse, teamed with leggings or jeans and a knit worn over the top. A parka or lumberjack coat is added for outdoors, and the look is completed with accessories, such as a scarf or shawl, a hat, a belt, a bag, knitted tights and boots. Knits are important, ranging from chunky-knits jacquard-patterned to fine-knits with a forest animal motif. The checked shirt is a key item together with T-shirts and jeans, as is the lumberjack coat with faux fur collar, or one made of sweatshirt material is the outerwear in focus, with accessories including scarves, braces and trainers.
Flowers, forests and countryside, fairy tale romance, romantic folklore, craftwork and street style.
June 8, 2009
Victoria Secrets Ad featuring Laetitia Casta
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June 6, 2009
According to Devon-based mail order and online lingerie specialists Wickedelic Lingerie, their Marilyn Monroe costume is an all-time best seller.
Nik Grant, customer services manager at Wickedelic, tells us why. “Marilyn Monroe is a sex symbol and our customers just love to dress up just like her. So much so in fact that we have created a special ‘Some Like it Hot!’ outfit comprising a Marilyn inspired dress, wig, shoes and retro look pants.”
He adds: “The total look is incredibly authentic and we even do a set of fake boobs to further enhance the illusion. Fake boobs? Well it seems that the chaps cannot resist dressing up like Marilyn too.”
For more information on the Wickedelic Lingerie “Some Like it Hot” Marilyn Monroe total look package, visit www.wickedeliclingerie.co.uk to order a free mail order catalogue.
Wickedelic Lingerie has been trading since 2006 from its base in Lee Mill, Devon. It has rapidly established itself as one of the UK's leading online and mail order suppliers of sexy, "bedroom" lingerie at competitive prices.
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June 5, 2009
“Our launch of the Miley Cyrus & Max Azria line continues our strategy of engaging customers across categories," said John Fleming, executive vice president and chief merchandising officer, Walmart U.S. “This time, we're bringing together a leading entertainer and a top apparel house to bring exciting product and price leadership to our customers.”
Miley Cyrus’ rock-and-roll roots influenced many of the looks. The line reflects a continuation of her relationship with Walmart, where she is among the retailer’s top-selling recording artists. “I love creating looks that are all about personal expression and individuality,” said Cyrus. “Collaborating with Max Azria has been an amazing experience, and I’m really excited about launching this line with Walmart. There’s even more to come!”
“Miley Cyrus is talented and approachable, so working with her sparked a line that is authentic and vibrant,” said Max Azria, designer and CEO of BCBGMAXAZRIAGROUP, Inc. “By partnering with Walmart, we saw an opportunity to reach mainstream customers with our product and introduce our designs to a much broader audience.”
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June 3, 2009
The fabric, which looks and feels like any other swimwear material has been used to create a whole new line of stylish men’s and women’s swimwear for summer 09.
Ranging from revealing men’s tangas to more demure ladies’ swimsuits, Kiniki.com’s latest line offers sun worshippers the perfect means to achieve an all-over bronzed look.
“It’s a double celebration for us right now,” says John Walker, founder of Kiniki.com. “Not only have we secured a worldwide patent on our tan-through fabric, but we’ve now officially launched into the womenswear market.”
Established in 1976, the company has grown from a backroom business for mail order men’s underwear into a British manufacturing success story, sending tangas to Tonga and briefs to Brazil, and averaging around 1 million sales a year.
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June 1, 2009
The 2009 Vix beachwear collection includes pieces which promise a flawless fit, high quality fabrics and up-to-the-minute designs. The swimsuits and cover-ups feature elaborate embroidery, luxurious leather accents, gold rings and gems. The range includes specials such as the adjustable-coverage Bia top, as well as a wide selection of bikinis, halters, bandeau tops, Brazilian and full cover bottoms, tunics and dresses. The complete 2009 Vix swimwear collection is reversible and can be mixed-and-matched.
“Vix swimwear has been synonymous with style, sophistication and elegance for over a decade now and Molly Brown’s is proud to be showcasing the breathtaking collection”, says Donna Allen, owner of Molly Brown’s designer swimwear store. “The Vix brand is a favorite of celebrities and a regular feature in some of the world’s top fashion magazines. If being the beach heartthrob is your aim this summer, Vix is the perfect swimsuit. After all, it is not easy to be a favorite of the celebs and fashion experts!”, she says.
Molly Brown’s has been providing customer with high-end and unique beachwear and accessories for over 30 years. The store’s online retail division has been in business for over 5 years and showcases collections by leading designers including, but not limited to, Letarte, Beach Bunny, Red Carter and Volcom.
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