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Janet Jackson Does Lingerie

21 Aug

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Ms. Janet Jackson has decided to partner with Australian fashion designer, Bruno Schiavi to create a lingerie line entitled Pleasure Principal. The collection was inspired by her 1987 hit “Pleasure Principal”.

The collection has been carefully created with some of the finest laces from around the world,” Jackson said. “You will see a lot of satin and lace combined and rich colors…It makes you feel incredible and offers variety as diverse as the women who will wear it.”

“Janet and I wanted to create a collection that empowers women and that makes women feel sexy, flirtatious and provocative,” Schiavi added.

The first collection of Pleasure Principle offers 14 designs across a combination of bra styles from balconettes, demi cups to full coverage. Sizes will range from 32A to 44G. The lingerie line is suppose to debut in America in November 2008 and in Australia, Japan, and Europe later on. 

ARE YOU ANTICIPATING ON JANET’S LINE???

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Fall Ahead….

29 Jul

Summer isn’t over but the stores definitely don’t show it. If you’ve been shopping recently Fall is already appearing in stores. I personally love Fall because it’s not too hot and not too cold. You can wear adorable sweaters, jackets, hats, and cute accessories to match. I’m really excited my the Fall 2008 color palette, there are beautiful vibrant hues; such as magenta, purple, turquoise, and orange just to name a few. 

The picture of above is called a mood/style board, its used to show the fabric, color, and style ideas. If you click on the picture above you will be able to see all the forecasted colors, fabric, and style details for Autumn/fall 2008. 

TIGHTS, TIGHTS, TIGHTS

If you have tights from last year don’t throw them away…. they are definitely be in for Fall/Winter 2008.

1. Sheer – From nowhere sheer black tights have emerged as a key trend for winter at Anna Sui, Oscar De La Renta, Chanel, Emma Cook, Lanvin and Giles

2. Color– Bright colors are also a key theme for legs this Autumn/Winter. Whether it’s sheer colored tights.

3. Patterns – There’s a wide variety of patterned tights being shown on the catwalk this season, and the more outrageous the better.

4. Burgundy – Maroon are the new charcoal grey.

5. Goth – trends for lacy and fishnet tights are going to be huge this season.

 

 

Peter Som Calls It Quits!!!

25 Jul

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Peter Som has resigned as creative director of Bill Blass, its only be a year. Peter has decided to cancel the September fashion week show in Bryant Park, due to financial problems. This was the straw that broke the camel’s back for Som. 

The designer label has been on the selling block for months, prompted in part by angry shareholders at its cash-strapped parent company NexCen Brands Inc. Bill Blass executives have been trying to persuade Som to delay his departure for fear the negative publicity would be detrimental to any potential financial suitors.

Steve & Barry’s File Chapter 11

9 Jul

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Steve & Barry’s has decided to file Chapter 11 on Wednesday, June 9. What exactly is Chapter 11 (Click Here). The company has 276 stores which are still open while steps are taken to reorganize the company. 

Steve & Barry’s is home to Sarah Jessica Parker, Amanda Bynes, and Venus Williams clothing line to name a few. 

Steve & Barry’s is also reducing expenses through layoffs and office consolidations. The firm cut 172 corporate and field staff positions Wednesday, it said.

High costs of materials and fuel prices have increased our cost of goods and cost of operating,” said founders and co-chief executive officers Steve Shore and Barry Prevor. “The generally poor environment for apparel retailers has reduced funding to our suppliers, landlords, and to our company. It has become increasingly difficult for us to continue operating normally under these circumstances.

 

 

 

Donatella Versace Uses Obama As A Muse

3 Jul

 

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Donatella Versace will be dedicating her NEW men’s collection to Barack Obama, who she called, “the man of the moment”. 

Versace’s Spring/Summer 2009 collection will be a “relaxed man who doesn’t need to flex muscles to show he has power.” The collection has debuted in Milan on Sunday, June 29.

I would get rid of the tie and jazz up the shirt.

Below is a short video of Spring/Summer 2009 Versace Collection.

LVMH Awarded $61.3M In EBay Counterfeit Case

2 Jul

The  decision was handed down by a French court on Monday, June 30; the online auction site has been hit with the highest fine ever awarded in Europe.

After a two-year legal process, eBay Inc. and eBay International were ordered to pay LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton compensation totaling 38.9 million euros, or $61.3 million at current exchange, for allowing the sale of counterfeit goods and for the unlawful sale of authentic fragrances.

Paris’ Tribunal de Commerce on Monday found eBay guilty of gross misconduct in failing to prevent the sale of fake Louis Vuitton leather goods and Christian Dior eyewear and handbags, and ordered it to pay those businesses 19.3 million euros, or $30.5 million, and 16.4 million euros, or $27.5 million, respectively.

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Fashion News: VOGUE GOES ALL BLACK

20 Jun

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Vogue Italy has gone ALL black!!! Vogue is the biggest fashion magazine in the world and one of the first. The magazine will be the first to have all black models throughout the July 2008 issue. The photographer of the issue is Steven Meisel.  He is considered one of the most successful fashion photographers in the industry, shooting regularly for both US and Italian Vogue and lately W

There will be 4 different covers (as seen above) which include Liya Kebede, Sessilee Lopez, Jordan Dunn, and Naomi Campbell.  There are a couple of familiar faces  inside that  Tyra Banks, Toccora Jones (ANTM), and Chanel Iman to name a few. 

I say it’s about damn time!!! Black is beautiful and so is fashion. Fashion shouldn’t be about  skin color it should be about the clothes But it seems that the color card is always being played. I love the idea that Vogue will have an all black issue as this inspires me as a future fashion designer; It makes to want to do something great. 

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF VOGUE GOING BLACK???

 

PICTURE FROM VOGUE JULY 2008 ISSUE