OLYMPIA LE TAN F/W14

OLYMPIA LE TAN F/W14

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New York, NY  April 16, 2014

In a runway show doubling as part magic show, the cabaret-like runway for Olympia Le Tan fall/winter 2014-15 revealed no shortage of black leotards and top hats. Models entered through the opening of a gigantic painted top hat in a parade of black velvet tuxedos, sequined briefs, furs, angora sweaters, patent leather black skirts, velvet varsity jackets, swallowtail…

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Layla Racy F1410NEW YORK, Apr 15, 2014/ — Michelangelo once said, “Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it”.

For Fall 2014, Parsons graduate Layla Racy paraphrased the great sculptor through actions by being inspired by the fabric and its prints.

“In combining these bold fabrics with comfortable, easy silhouettes, I seek to create a brand that is both whimsical and quirky, yet still with an air of feminine chic,” Layla said.

Wearable, modern and sophisticated at the same time, the Layla Racy Fall 2014 collection are meant of Millennials who does not mind to be the center of attention. Strong and bold, the silhouettes make a woman stand out even in a crowd.

The Layla Racy collection is available at Opening Ceremony NY and LA, as well as a few boutiques in NY and Tokyo.

To see the whole collection, go to: www.laylaracy.com.

Layla Racy Fall 2014: Inspired by the Fabric NEW YORK, Apr 15, 2014/ —- Michelangelo once said, “Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it”. @10 hours ago
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Assk F1404PARIS, Apr 15, 2014/ — From books to movies, pop culture has a certain fascination with the post-apocalyptic world and many fashion designers have been inspired by this current zeitgeist.

Agatha Kowalewski and Sarah Schofield, designers for ASSK have joined that club. But, they did it with a twist. Calling the survivors as “Preppers”, the collection explores the reaction of the average person who was taken completely unawares.

And yet, the survivors found the apocalypse a bit of a disappointment as they aimlessly roamed around Middle America scavenging for prescription drugs and out of date junk food while they wait for nothing!

The garments are unisex and values wearability and functionality. Metallic carabiners are used as clasps on miniskirts. Heavy duty webbing is used to tie up sleeves and ultra oversize puffer bombers are slashed with embroidery.

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Photos courtesy of ASSK

ASSK Fall 2014: For the Inner Survivalist inside Us @publicimagepr PARIS, Apr 15, 2014/ —- From books to movies, pop culture has a certain fascination with the post-apocalyptic world and many fashion designers have been inspired by this current zeitgeist. @11 hours ago
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Trendsetting: 5 of the Hottest Accessories in 2014

Trendsetting: 5 of the Hottest Accessories in 2014

The future is now and 2014 really is the year for all things marvelously fun for trendsetting! If you want to be decked out with the hottest new releases to hit the market, check out our list below of everything you’ll ever need, from electronic cigarettes to on-the-go chargers!

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Docking stations have really stepped it up a notch in 2014, with a range of oh…

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Mango Summer 2014 (1)

NEW YORK, Apr 14, 2014/ — Hippie-inspired oversized garments and sheer dresses create the summer season’s look. Natural tones such as undyed, khaki, oranges and stone complete the designs that feature soft and ethnic lines. Flowing fabrics and materials such as linen take center stage this season. What is more, tropical prints, embroidery and indigo blue add a different air to this season’s trends.

Mango Presents its Summer 2014 Catalog @Mango @factorypr NEW YORK, Apr 14, 2014/ —- Hippie-inspired oversized garments and sheer dresses create the summer season’s look. @1 day ago with 1 note
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Now available in stores, Spanish label Mango celebrates 29-year-old Canadian model Daria Werbowy as the face of its Spring 2014 collection.

Mango Spring 2014 Collection @mango @factorypr Now available in stores, Spanish label Mango celebrates 29-year-old Canadian model Daria Werbowy as the face of its Spring 2014 collection. @1 day ago

Starch Foundation S14 (35)Under the mentorship of Rabih Kayrouz, the Starch Foundation presented their chosen designers at each edition of Fashion Forward Dubai to great acclaim. The designers this season are Jo Baaklini and Timi Hayek.

Timi Hayek:
“This is a Spring/Summer 14 collection for women who want a comfortable, modern, young, fresh and chic look. I combined stripes, pleats and prints in monochrome, ivory and navy blues, with raw edges and hints of sheer fabric. The collection will consist mainly of tops, skirts and dresses. The hand drawn digital prints in this collection are inspired by L’Apres midi d’un Faune, a 1912 dance performance by Les Ballets Russes, where the legendary Vaslav Nijinsky plays the role of a young faun who pursues a group of forest nymphs.”

Jo Baaklini:
Atelier Jo Baaklini’s debut collection features strong colours and graphic prints on clean, classic cuts. Inspired by spring and summer in the warm climes of the Levant and Gulf, it is fun, fresh and considered with an attention to detail.

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Starch Foundation at Fashion Forward Dubai 2014 Under the mentorship of Rabih Kayrouz, the Starch Foundation presented their chosen designers at each edition of Fashion Forward Dubai to great acclaim. @1 day ago
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Zayan The Label - Runway - Fashion Forward Dubai April 2014DUBAI, Apr 13, 2014/ — From the press notes:

Designer Zayan Ghandour’s main inspiration for the AW14 collection is the 1990 classic: “Pretty Woman”, with many of the pieces directly referencing outfits worn by Julia Roberts in the film and, of course, “I want the Fairytale” being one of her famous quotes.

But this is no ordinary fairytale. The Zayan the Label girl is a renegade princess, marching towards her own destiny.

The collection’s fabrics are custom designed around the theme: Love Words embroidered lace, sweats with sheer paneling, and themed patches, puff lace in pastel pink as well as a structured airtex neoprene story in lilac, navy and black.

The collection also features a unique Toile de Joie print with fairytale motifs. The birds, ribboned bows and crocodiles also inspired a series of patches including Miss Croc, the season’s signature character. The bomber jackets story is inspired by Julia Robert’s best friend, Kit, naturally.

Photos by Ian Gavan and Stuart Wilson, courtesy of Fashion Forward Dubai

Fashion Forward Dubai: Zayan the Label @ffwddxb DUBAI, Apr 13, 2014/ —- From the press notes: Designer Zayan Ghandour’s main inspiration for the AW14 collection is the 1990 classic: “Pretty Woman”, with many of the pieces directly referencing outfits worn by Julia Roberts in the film and, of course, “I want the Fairytale” being one of her famous quotes. @1 day ago
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Shades by Gal: A New Make Up Line with a Color for Everyone

Shades by Gal: A New Make Up Line with a Color for Everyone @1Shadesbygal @lapressepr

shades by gal logoNEW YORK, Apr 15, 2014/ — “There’s a SHADE for everyone, a perfect match”, vowed GraceAnn Long when she founded SHADES By GAL.

A fresh company, SHADES By GAL as its name implies already offers a complete line of make-up products, specially formulated to work with your specific skin tone. Their mission is to create a cosmetic that does not differentiate or exclude any woman.

This line is not only…

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Rivet_Sway_Tilda_MidnightAqua_FrontNEW YORK, Apr 15, 2014/ — Ten new styles inspired by powerful and effortlessly chic women everywhere defines perfectly The Essential Collection by Rivet & Sway, the fashion-forward online eyeglass boutique.

Designed for the woman running around town who is always impeccably dressed yet looks effortlessly stylish, the Essential Collection offers five new optical styles and five new sunglass styles that accentuate each woman’s ambition and intellect.

Featuring a warm palette of pastels and earth tones (with clever shade names like Tabby Cat, Juneberry and Red Confetti) with hints of bright colors on sharp yet feminine frames, the collection includes:

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The Essential Collection retails between $129 (non-RX) and $199, with additional pairs for $99 each. They will be available for purchase online at RivetandSway.com, in Rivet & Sway’s showroom in Pioneer Square in Seattle, Washington and at Caruh Salon in North Seattle.

Rivet & Sway Introduces The Essential Collection @think_pr @rivetandsway NEW YORK, Apr 15, 2014/ —- Ten new styles inspired by powerful and effortlessly chic women everywhere defines perfectly The Essential Collection by Rivet & Sway, the fashion-forward online eyeglass boutique. @11 hours ago with 1 note
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Victoria's Secret Press Conference 2014

Victoria's Secret Press Conference 2014LONDON, Apr 15, 2014/ — Watch out London, the angels are coming… Victoria’s Secret Angels, that is! In announcement earlier today, Victoria’s Secret Angels Adriana Lima and Candice Swanepoel confirmed that the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is coming to London for the first time this winter.

Historically filmed in New York since its inception, the famed fashion show and considered as the biggest global fashion event will be filmed in London and then broadcasted on CBS Television Network.

The show, seen in 192 countries, will include musical performances, pink carpet interviews, model profiles and a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the world’s most celebrated fashion show.

The 2013 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show broadcast was the night’s #1 show in adults 18-49 and adults 18-34.

THE VICTORIA’S SECRET FASHION SHOW is being produced by Done and Dusted. Victoria’s Secret Chief Marketing Officer Edward Razek, Monica Mitro, Ian Stewart and Hamish Hamilton are the executive producers. Hamish Hamilton is the director.

@VictoriasSecret Fashion Show to Be Filmed in London @kcdworldwide @AdrianaLima @angelCandice #VSFashionShow LONDON, Apr 15, 2014/ —- Watch out London, the angels are coming… Victoria’s Secret Angels, that is! @18 hours ago
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Converse Black Sabatth (3)

DALLAS, Apr 14, 2014/ — Unveiled last January 2014 and currently available at Journeys and Converse retail stores, the Spring 2014 Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Black Sabbath sneaker collection features five new styles inspired by Black Sabbath, one of the most iconic rock bands of all time.

The collaboration features the album artwork of four of Black Sabbath’s most groundbreaking records including Black Sabbath, Paranoid, Never Say Die! and VOL. 4.

The designs in the collection also feature special detailing such as stitched Black Sabbath logos and graphic lining. This is the band’s second collaboration with Converse and comes on the triumphant reunion with original vocalist, Ozzy Osbourne.

Black Sabbath is highly credited with creating “heavy metal”. The success of their first two genre-defining albums – Black Sabbath and Paranoid – marked a paradigm shift in the world of rock.

It wasn’t until Black Sabbath upended the music scene did the term “heavy metal” enter popular vocabulary to describe the denser, more thunderous offshoot of rock over which they presided.

Since debuting in 1969, Black Sabbath has inspired millions to unleash their creative spirit through music. One of the most iconic bands of all time will partner with one of the most iconic sneakers of all time for a truly special Converse Chuck Taylor All Star sneaker collection.

The Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Black Sabbath collection is available at select Journeys and independent stores as well as Converse retail stores and converse.com for $60 – $70 USD.

CONVERSE CHUCK TAYLOR ALL STAR BLACK SABBATH COLLECTION

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Black Sabbath
The Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Black Sabbath hi-top features album cover art from Black Sabbath’s self-titled debut album Black Sabbath. The iconic art includes Mapledurham Watermill in Oxfordshire, England. The stitched Black Sabbath tongue label features the same text font as the album cover. Suggested retail price: $60 USD

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Paranoid
The Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Paranoid hi-top features canvas uppers printed with cover art from Black Sabbath’s second Studio album Paranoid. The stitched Black Sabbath tongue label features the same text font as the album cover. The shoe’s liner is inspired by the original music video played on TV and filmed live in Belgium in 1970. Suggested retail price: $60 USD

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Band
The Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Band hi-top features a black canvas upper with the stitched band logo from Black Sabbath’s last studio album with its original line up, Never Say Die! The lining features classic black and white images of the original band members. Suggested retail price: $60 USD

Converse CONS Chuck Taylor All Star Pro Skate Vol. 4
The Converse CONS Chuck Taylor All Star Pro Skate Vol. 4 is available in both hi-top and oxford designs and features an embroidered logo from Black Sabbath’s 4th studio album Vol. 4 on the tongue of the sneaker. The Lunarlon sockliner features the famous graphic of Ozzy Osbourne on the album’s cover. The shoe also features a new gusseted tongue design and an All Star traction rubber sole. This sneaker will be available on January 29, 2014 at converse.com and exclusively at finer skate retailers. Suggested retail price: $65/$70 USD

Converse Goes Heavy Metal with Black Sabbath Sneakers DALLAS, Apr 14, 2014/ —- Unveiled last January 2014 and currently available at Journeys and Converse retail stores, the Spring 2014 Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Black Sabbath sneaker collection features five new styles inspired by Black Sabbath, one of the most iconic rock bands of all time. @1 day ago
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Daria Werbowy  Mango Summer 2014 (12)

NEW YORK, Apr 14, 2014/ — After starring as the face of Mango Spring 2014 earlier this year, Daria Werbowy is back again in the brand’s Summer 2014 campaign. The Canadian model and face of Lancôme looks picture perfect in Mango’s flowy dresses, light knits and sheer whites. Werbowy was photographed by Josh Olins and styled by Alastair McKimm.

Photos courtesy of Mango

Daria Werbowy Headlines the Mango Summer 2014 Campaign @mango @factorypr NEW YORK, Apr 14, 2014/ —- After starring as the face of Mango Spring 2014 earlier this year, Daria Werbowy is back again in the brand’s Summer 2014 campaign. @1 day ago
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Book Review: The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August

Book Review: The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August

first-fifteen-lives-of-harry-augustDisclosure: I’m a sci-fi/fantasy junkie and hard core Trekkie. So, when I picked up The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August which is classified as Literary Fiction then found out it is about time travel, I was like glue on a postage stamp on my race to finish the book.

The title and the teaser caught my interest. I was hooked after the first page!

Harry August is on his deathbed. Again.

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Amato By Furne One - Runway - Fashion Forward Dubai April 2014DUBAI, UAE, Apr 13, 2014/ — From the press notes

The inspiration behind Amato by Furne One’s latest collection is Alexander the Great, his travels and conquests in Asia Minor – Persia, India and Egypt.

There are lots of bright jewel colours – ruby reds, emeralds, blues and purples. The fabrics used are French lace and tulle, all embellished in sequins and crystals and plenty of flowers.

Photos by Ian Gavan and Stuart Wilson, courtesy of Fashion Forward Dubai

Fashion Forward Dubai: Amato by Furne One @ffwddxb DUBAI, UAE, Apr 13, 2014/ —- From the press notes The inspiration behind Amato by Furne One’s latest collection is Alexander the Great, his travels and conquests in Asia Minor – Persia, India and Egypt. @1 day ago
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