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Friday, December 21, 2012
It was standing room only at The 62nd Annual Emmy Awards, where international stylists and identical twin sisters Sara and Ruth Levy weighed in on the top 10 Emmy fashion contenders. "The Hollywood starlets separated themselves into two fashion corners. In one corner, chic and elegant, and in the other - those who needed more training before getting into the ring with Hollywood's fashion heavyweights," reported the Levy sisters.
"There were several impressive knockouts on the red carpet tonight. Of course, it wouldn't be television if they didn't show a few below-the-belt style hits as well," said the twins, who have appeared on TV's "Rachael Ray" Show as well as NBC's Cracking The Fashion Code and provide fashion styling and consulting for a variety of clients in the U.S. and Europe.
"With the teams of fashion stylists and designers (not to mention the avalanche of gorgeous clothes and jewelry) literally thrown at these stars, everyone should be in top fashion form on the red carpet," says Ruth. "However, how many times do we all ask ourselves during award ceremonies - WHAT was she thinking?!"
"But tonight it wasn't all left hooks. Although some outfits, like Heidi Klum's uber-mini dress would have made Rocky blush, others were definitely destined for The Emmy's Fashion Hall of Fame."
According to the Twins, the top five "Fashion Knockouts" of the night were:
1. "Maria Menounos, who reigned champion in her $35,000 beaded Ralph and Russo gown. Her dress's secret weapon? 15,000 hand-sewn crystals. She brought old Hollywood glamour back with a vengeance thereby earning her the heavyweight fashion crown of the evening (Swarovski-studded, of course)."
2. "Julie Benz clinched the win, looking long and lean in Pamella Roland. She obviously worked on her cardio to sizzle in this form-fitting, elegant white number. Kudos to Julie for just saying no to this year's obsession with extra feathers, fluff and lace. Keeping it simple was her best game plan."
3. "Jane Lynch shed her beloved Adidas track suit and was in plum form in a gorgeous off the shoulder purple silk gown."
4. "Claire Danes came out on top in Armani Prive. She was in her best form yet and the gold beading seduced us - Tinseltown style. Her 2 million dollar ring had us see women's jackets ing stars -and security working overtime."
5. "Rose Byrne gave a polished delivery in her Greek-Goddess Gucci gown. Although a little un-orthodox, we applaud her for stepping away from the basic prom-dress theme of the evening and daring to go for the gold - literally."
Sara and Ruth's picks for the five worst "Knock-downs" were:
1. "Christina Hendricks came up throwing wild purple punches in this feathery ensemble. With her plunging neckline she was just one deep breath away from a wardrobe malfunction - and a bonding moment with Janet Jackson. Who knew double-faced tape came in industrial strength?"
2. "January Jones. Looks like she sparred with a Smurf and a mermaid... and lost. A fashion intervention was then called by the referee. The towel was thrown in - which unfortunately landed on the next contender..."
3." ...Lauren Graham, who had to then pull out with a dress injury. Not sure if she felt the pain, but we sure did."
4. "Mindy Kaling looked like she was about to float away in this goth, Adam's Family-inspired prom dress. Made us want to call for a commercial break."
5. "Anna Paquin looked more like a bullfighter than a style prizefighter with her golden epaulette adorned shoulders. The only thing that was missing was the bull. Too bad, with her looks she could have been a contender..."
"Another year of Emmys. You win some. You lose some... and we all have a great time seeing, once again, which styles and stars made the cut. To the good the bad and the (dare we say) ugly - we applaud your courage, your sense of style, and your ability, as always, to knock us out."
(For Emmy photos of the above outfits see the popular Fashion Code blog).
The Fashion Code has been applauded for it's dedication to eradicating fashion's myths and helping women dress for their unique bodies - rather than being a slave to unrealistic fashion trends. They are known for their eye opening use of before and after fashion photos which expose how women are misled by the fashion industry on how to dress for their bodies, rather than a model's in a magazine. They can be contacted through their site at TheFashionCode.com.
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High-style, low-price retailer DownEast Outfitters has announced the hiring of three new managers to oversee stores in Utah, Arizona and Wyoming. The retailer experienced significant growth throughout 2010 including expansion into several new Western U.S. states.
"Our success as a retail brand, particularly the new store openings and growth we've had since early 2010, is driven entirely by customer demand for our guilt-free shopping experience," said Rich Israelsen, chief operating officer for DownEast. "Once a store opens, our ability to maintain customer excitement and foot traffic is highly dependent on the talent, knowledge and dedication of our local management and staff. We are very excited about the appointment of new managers at our Dana Park, Park City and Rock Springs stores and believe their dedication and drive will help us to further our success."
The newly announced managers include:
- Tina Sjoberg, who manages the Dana Park store in Mesa, Arizona. Sjoberg previously worked at Nine West and The Children's Place.
- Kelsey Deluca, who manages DownEast's first store in Wyoming at the White Mountain Mall in Rock Springs and previously worked at Old Navy.
- Sara Gonzales, who manages the Tanger Outlets location in Park City, Utah. Gonzales previously spent six years at Nordstrom working in management, sales and as a fashion board leader.
DownEast currently employs over 500 in seven states. It has plans to open additional stores throughout the West in 2011.
About DownEast Outfitters
DownEast Outfitters (http://www.downeastoutfitters.com ), a leader in stylish and affordable apparel, home furnishings and accessories, believes that shopping should be a fun, guilt-free experience. Founded in 1991 and still family-owned and operated, DownEast continues its goal of bringing customers the very best merchandise including modest clothing – from national brands to its own DownEast Basics apparel – at the very best prices.
The DownEast Basics clothing line features smart layering pieces and wardrobe enhancing garments so you can embrace the American classic look with your own sense of style.
Shop for cute tops and accessories for women and girls at DowneastBasics.com.
The fast-growing retailer operates nationally with its Basics line via its online store in addition to 41 locations throughout the West including Utah, California, Idaho, Arizona, Washingto women's jackets n, Nevada and Wyoming.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Wondering about the Holidays and what to wear if you are not size 2? Gabrielle Carlson understands real women who will see themselves as "fabulous". Interview this thoughtful clothing designer and expert on womens' empowerment. She dresses women who are business leaders, homemakers, and stars!
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Fresh off the heels of 'The Scoop' and its biggest fashion show to date, CAbi (Carol Anderson by invitation) – one of the nation's largest designer direct sales apparel companies – has officially launched its Spring 2011 Collection. The Scoop, which is a week of professional development, training and celebration for the company's Independent Fashion Consultants, was held in Nashville, Tenn. at the Gaylord Hotel at Opryland. Consultants, bloggers and select invited guests flocked to Opryland to view the much anticipated debut of what has been called designer Carol Anderson's "best collection yet!"
Watch this video to see the CAbi Spring 2011 Runway Show
Spring Fashion Trends 2011: Career Inspired Collections
The CAbi Design Team placed high importance on having the Spring 2011 Collection reflect the extraordinary lives of women. The Spring 2011 Collection is broken out into eight different themed collections, from blogger to art teacher, and musician to photojournalist, each vignette represents the varied and exciting lives of CAbi customers. CAbi has created a fun and flexible collection that will take women's coats women from soccer games to board meetings and everything in between.
Complete with happy prints, bold colors and lots of feminine florals, the CAbi Spring 2011 Collection is packed with optimism and joy - reflecting the spirit and enthusiasm of women everywhere! The collection is riddled with the fashion industry's hottest fashion trends for spring 2011 – an homage to military, embracing neutrals head-to-toe, and of course the exquisite patterns and prints Carol and the CAbi Design Team have become synonymous with, the industry and the internet is abuzz with chatter over this very unique collection.
View the CAbi Spring 2011 Look Book
Heart Of CAbi Foundation
This also marks the fifth anniversary of the Heart of CAbi Foundation – the charitable arm of CAbi which works with other internationally recognized nonprofit organizations to fulfill the mission of providing the poor and disenfranchised women of the world a greater opportunity and realization of empowerment through the gifts of our clothing, our financial support, and our volunteer efforts. Since 2005, the Heart of CAbi Foundation has donated over 1.2 million garments in charitable support to women in over 40 countries.
"The Heart of CAbi Foundation was created to help victims who lost every belonging in Hurricane Katrina – and now we've been privileged to help women across the world," said Scott Farquhar, CEO, CAbi LLC. "With the tremendous outpouring from the volunteers and individual donors and the caliber of organizations we've worked with, it begs us to imagine our impact in the next five years."
Watch the 5th Anniversary Heart of CAbi Foundation Video
About CAbi LLC:
For over 25 years, women's apparel designer, Carol Anderson, sold her collections in high-end department stores and specialty boutiques across the country. In an effort to maintain her creative freedom and to bring her loyal following of customers even closer to the brand, CAbi (Carol Anderson by invitation) was launched in 2001. Leveraging the brand's reputation in the fashion world, CAbi is a lucrative career opportunity for women that brings Carol's designs directly to the customer.
CAbi has expanded its large national footprint with Consultants in all 50 states. CAbi offers two collections a year, which are available exclusively through the company's Independent Fashion Consultants. CAbi has developed a solid reputation for its unparalleled quality in clothing as well as its outstanding CAbi Consultants who are known for placing the customer's happiness with her clothing selections above sales.
For more information, visit cabionline.com and read CAbi's blog, the CAbi Canary, at cabicanary.com
View our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/cabiclothing and follow us on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/cabiclothing
Contact: Marie Coleman, mcoleman(at)carolanderson(dot)com or (310) 683.3333 x682.
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Friday, December 14, 2012
Those Tech Guys have released a best online deals for Black Friday Christmas gifts review online. The researchers for this technology based website h Tips: Find Street Fashion Online(may be you can find what you want on the oasap.com) ave found some of the gifts that are expected to sell out this season. Retailers like this one were found to have better deals than most online.
The original review includes pricing information as well as stock information. A survey of hundreds of retailers was made to help prepare the review that was published online.
According to the review posted online, everything from electronics to home goods is expected to do well for retailers that are selling these products online. Brick and mortar retailers that also have online websites often have separate deals for in-store and online customers.
The majority of the savings in the Those Tech Guys review were up to 70 percent off the MSRP for shopping online.
The SINGER 2259 normally retails for over $130 although the price found by Those Tech Guys online is now under $69 with free shipping. The quick threading technology and the more than 16 built in stitches make this machine one of the smallest and most accurate on the market. Ladies that perform mending of clothes or that make clothes could benefit from the 54 percent off price found by Those Tech Guys.
Laptops are expected to exceed sales forecasts according to analysts of the 2012 season. While laptops are popular, the accessories market can be one thing that is valuable to those purchasing gifts. The Those Tech Guys review includes special deals on memory and laptop cases to go along with laptop sales. The Case Logic LAPS-116 was found to be one of the best deals online.
The list price for this case is currently $30. The special Black Friday price tag that was discovered has lowered the price of this bag to $11.99 when the Case Logic LAPS-116 is purchased online. This effort can be combined with free shipping to make this case one of the best prices online. Those purchasing this case for Cyber Monday or Black Friday could benefit from the 60 percent savings found by Those Tech Guys.?
The iPhone 5 release in 2012 was one of the largest on record for Apple. Millions of this new cell phone were sold and many people found that it was sold out faster than expected. Like laptops and other devices, the accessories market for cell phones is one that can be easily forgotten. As retailers prepare to boost sales online, cases for iPhone 5 models were found by Those Tech Guys to be excellent deals.
The STM Bags Opera Case for iPhone 5 was found online for 60 percent off the list price of $30. The new $11 price tag for this case is helping iPhone 5 owners to find one of the best cases for this device for a sale price. This price was found by ThoseTechGuys.com to be extended through Black Friday and into Cyber Monday.
The review posted online by Those Tech Guys is expected to be updated as new price changes are added or deleted to due stock increase or decreases.
First launched in 2011, ThoseTechGuys.com has become one of the leading technology and product review websites online. By staffing its company with expert researchers, this resourceful website has been able to help the buying public to make more informed decisions for holiday shopping and regular consumer speding online. ThoseTechGuys.com is owned and operated by technology lovers to help men and women find the best deals with unbiased reviews. New reviews are published frequently at http://www.thosetechguys.com.
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Annansi Clothing Co. is pleased to announce that their newly launched, highly anticipated Women's Collection will be previewed during the Sofistafunk Skirt Co. Spring/Summer 07 Collection showing September 8th at Chelsea Studios, 151 West 26th Street, New York, NY. Select items from Annansi Clothing Co.'s new women's line will also be part of the luxury gift bags presented to celebrities and VIP's on Sunday September 10th, 2006 when Celebrity Photographer Rowena Husbands hosts the invite only Launch Party for Sofistafunk Skirt Co. at Vain Lounge, 105 West 27th Street, NY , 9p.m.
Previously containing only men's offerings, the Annansi Clothing Co. collection is being evolved to include women's wear at the request of numerous female fans. Designer Kofi Annan (no relation) has created a collection of upscale women's streetwear with a cultural twist. Ever emphasizing and reflecting the company motto, Afrique C'est Chic (Africa is chic), the new collection gives the bold colors and strong graphics the label's customers are familiar with a feminine touch. "We chose to preview the collection during this event because we feel that the Sofistafunk Skirt customer is the same fashion-forward woman whose eclectic style and unique sense of self draws her to Annansi Clothing Co.'s designs," Mr. Annan says.
The edgy styles and slim fit of previous Annansi Clothing Co. collections have already attracted rave reviews worldwide. The Africa-inspired shirts have been worn by celebrities such as Akon and The Fugees, and has appeared at the American Music Awards and on B.E.T. and VH1. The company was previously nominated for a Fashion Group International Menswear award. The full collection of women's t-shirts will be available for purchase in Spring 2007 at select boutiques.
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