Category Archives: Fashion

#WhatsHotNow : The Romance of Railway Travel

#BeIconic

This year bebe stores, inc. has embarked on a journey celebrating iconic looks from around the world.

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With the romance of railway travel as a backdrop, supermodel Irina Shayk stars in the Be Iconic fall 2015 collection which is a contemporary take on the many expressions of classic elegance.

Be Iconic and share your personal interpretation of iconic fashions! Upload photos of your favorite iconic styles and use the Twitter hashtag: 

#beiconic

Luxurious fabrics and dramatic silhouettes, spin an urban, folkloric story with free-spirited boho shift dresses, sleek midi sheaths, romantic sleeve tops, glamorous outerwear, uniquely detailed leggings and embellished denim.

Design elements channel sumptuous style, from organza overlays, lace appliqué and layered tulle to sparkling sequins, high-shine studs and placed crystals. Tartans and tweeds pop up in fresh, unexpected ways. Deep reds, soft blushes and intense violets heat up the color palette and are juxtaposed against black, white and camel neutrals.

The collection’s last stop is accessories, which feature chandelier earrings, statement bib necklaces, stacked bracelets, sleek pointy-toe pumps, tall boots and handbags textured with quilting, reptile embossing and tweed.

 

 

Empowering Latina Culture Through Design, Art & Frida

Mexico Culture & PrideLatin American fashion businesswoman Adriana Pavon is launching Mexico Culture & Pride, an initiative that empowers consumers to own sustainable fashion accessories that will create jobs for the world’s many indigenous cultures starting with the people of Oaxaca, Mexico.

The initiative aims to conserve cultural textile traditions through education and bring fair trade commerce through exhibits to the international market. Mexico Culture & Pride is currently in the first of a three-phase campaign that includes a Kickstarter fundraiser.

The Kickstarter will fund a multi-city collaborative exhibition tour and deliver the first line of supporter-purchased merchandise of the Frida Kahlo-inspired collection.

From now until August 20, supporters of this Kickstarter campaign become co-launchers for Mexico Culture & Pride by pre-purchasing items such as tickets to the upcoming exhibit “Through Frida’s Eyes” and quality accessories designed in collaboration with indigenous groups. A 50% discount will be reflected as a ‘thank you’ to all supporters of this first stage in exchange for their support. “Our promise to you is that every item is handcrafted and designed specifically for you and no two items are alike due to the uniqueness and organic process; all items are fair trade and each one of our items is child-labor free,” says creator Adriana Pavon. “If you replace even one item in your closet with one of our sustainable pieces, you can change the world. We are using Kickstarter because we feel confident there are others that support fair trade fashion. We also want supporters to feel secure in their purchase as Kickstarter will not charge them unless the goal of $10,000 is raised at 100%” she added.

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Pavon has not only invested the last two years to Mexico Culture & Pride, but also has put her wallet where her mouth is. “I shifted my life and my career. I don’t have a car. I live on a budget. All my energy has gone into this project. My team and I went to Mexico to meet and work with the people and we documented the whole process to be transparent and share the beauty and importance of the culture, ” she says.

Through her work as a consultant and industry influencer for the past 20 years, Pavon discovered how much mass production has stolen the show as today fashion is dictated by the dollar. She learned that techniques and the environmentally friendly materials utilized by the locals are on the verge of extinction at an alarming rate; this is due to the globalization of textiles that are toxic for the environment and European designers plagiarizing the culture. To reverse that trend, she recruited a top-notch team of high caliber individuals who are passionate about their work and have extensive experience in their field with clients such as Project Runway Latin America, Mexico’s Next Top Model, Chrysler and vast experience in manufacturing top brands you purchase in stores today.

Pavon wants to share her cultural traditions by sharing her journey in the process to celebrate the diversity of the world’s indigenous cultures, which are disappearing from our society at a disturbing pace. Her inspiration for the premier collection, Frida Kahlo, was an iconic Mexican artist whose wardrobe took over the pages of Vogue magazine and her paintings were greatly influenced by this particular Mexican culture and art form.

About Mexico Culture & Pride
Mexico Culture & Pride is an initiative to help preserve the Mexican culture for today and future generations. Adriana Pavon will lead this campaign with the purpose of promoting the culture and quality products for fair trade made by indigenous artisans. The importance of Mexican history will inspire the work of a contemporary artist through a variety of their forms and designs, as well as traditions. Guests will have the opportunity to experience the quality of Mexican culture in an interactive way through photography, video, dance, gastronomy and mixology.

For more information on Mexico Culture & Pride, please visit:

Kickstarter
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1811229247/mexico-culture-and-pride

Website:
http://www.mexicoculturayorgullo.com

Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/México-Cultura-y-Orgullo/1006752919338325?ref=bookmarks

Twitter:
http://twitter.com/MCulturePride

Instagram:
http://instagram.com/mexicoculturepride/

#WhatsHotNow: CNNCTD X 40 oz

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CNNCTDWe’re publishing this one a day early cause we’re kind of already a day late and we want to make sure you get in on this limited edition offer:

40oz Van and CNNCTD collaborate on limited-edition snapback inspired by Chinatown, NYC.  The iconic maneki-neko (‘Money Cat’) adorns the front, and is said to attract luck and fortune.

“As fans of 40oz, we approached him to work on something together,” says CNNCTD founder Roman Grandinetti. “This hat was a natural result, and we look forward to more projects in the future.”

BUY IT NOW!!!!

CNNCTD Money Cat

Items in stock are available in limited quantities so don’t delay and order your own 40oz Van x CNNCTD “Money Cat” snapback, today.

Money Cat

#WhatsHotNow: ZOË KRAVITZ in DYLANLEX

Actress and singer ZOË KRAVITZ  posted a photo of herself this week to her Instagram wearing jewelry by DYLANLEX and frankly, it is HOT!

Zoe Kravitz in Dylanlex

Of course we couldn’t help but be tickled that the daughter (and practical twin) of actress Lisa Bonet and music artist Lenny Kravitz, was wearing the GIA” necklace from designer Drew Ginsburg’s DYLANLEX jewelry line.

Here’s what we love: Founder, Drew Ginsburg began DYLANLEX  as a young fashion designer’s photo journal which evolved into a social media movement. Today it is a line of original hand crafted statement pieces for people as original as the jewelry line itself.

Shop the Instagram

http://dylanlex.com/pages/shop-the-instagram

#WhatsHotNow: These Boots Were Made For Walkin’ — and Education!

Roma Boots Sadie Robertson - LIVE ORIGINALABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” Sadie Roberston wants you to “Live Original” her own personal motto and her philanthropic quest now that she’s collaborating with Roma Boots to design a collection of rain boots with her “Live Original” flair.  Roma Boots complements the American beauty’s values by being both philanthropic and stylish.

The collection is now available for pre-order at www.romaboots.com.

EMMA FloralWhen Samuel Bistrian decided to merge his knowledge of retail fashion with his passion for humanitarian efforts, Roma Boots was founded. Having grown up in impoverished, communist Romania, Samuel constantly sought to give back. So when he founded Roma Boots his mission was to  “Give poverty the boot!” through aid and education. Since its inception in 2010, Roma Boots has received attention from national and international publications as well as Hollywood celebrity support.

As a contributor to conscientious consumerism, Roma Boots is a ‘buy one, give one’ company that donates a pair of boots to a child in need for each pair sold. The company has been able to donate tens of thousands of Roma Boots over the last four years in 20 countries on four continents. And, ten percent of all Roma Boots sales go towards cultural and educational initiatives.

OPINCA floralRoma Boots are multi-weather boots made of natural rubber with soft cotton lining in a fair trade factory. Both functional and fashionable, they are waterproof, comfortable, slip resistant, and eco-friendly. Available in a wide variety of vivid, solid colors, the Sadie Robertson collection introduces a new look that will boast vibrant floral designs.

The Sadie Robertson “Live Original” Collection will launch in October.

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A pair of Roma Boots is a fun and fashion-forward necessity for your socially conscious self, friend, or family member. The collection is available for pre-order atwww.romaboots.com. Roma Boots can also be found in more than 300 boutiques and regional stores around the U.S. Roma Boots are also sold internationally in the U.K., Japan, South Korea, and Germany.

EPAGA

 

#WhatsHotNow: Surf’s Up! Cynthia Rowley x J. Crew

Summertime!

Ok we never actually thought of Cynthia Rowley as a sports brand.  But now that Minnie Driver has taken to surfing in Malibu to show off some of her skills, in a Colorblock Wetsuit ($210, www.cynthiarowley.com), we really HAD to give this a second look.

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Cynthia Rowley

#WhatsHotNow : Gingham, Lace, and Bows for Summer 2015!

Cabana Anna Swimwear, swimwear, made in the USA

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Bikini line Cabana Anna Swimwear is making waves this Summer with swimwear that perfectly bridges sultry and sweet. Classic patterns, such as blue and white gingham and nautical stripes, get a fun update in the form of ruched back ‘bowshorts’ (boyshorts with bows) that provide the ultimate lift and fit for the beach!

These flirty swimsuits are available at www.caswim.com and include bandeaus and halters in a wide array of mix and match separates! 30% off sale going on from now until July 6th, 2015 when you visit the site and follow Cabana Anna Swimwear on social media.

Want to see more styles? Check out Gia On The Move’s Facebook page

Cabana Anna, swimwear, made in the USA

Here’s what we LOVE about Cabana Anna:

Based and made in sunny California, Cabana Anna Swimwear’s mission is to fight child labor used by many major manufacturers and help customers realize the important, powerful part they play when choosing Made in America. Cabana Anna Swimwear is fully committed to Fair Trade and believes that no girl should have to choose between shopping conscientiously and being stylish on the beach!

Be sure to check out their online boutique, www.caswim.com, for the perfect 4th of July bikini. Some of our favorite picks are the Balboa Bowshorts in ‘Hampton’ – a fun, blue gingham checkered print that features a white French lace bow, instantly bringing to mind Bridget Bardot and picnics on the beach – and the Solana Halter in Cardinal Red, perfect for the 4th of July when paired with the nautical striped Newport sweetheart briefs!

Cabana Anna, swimwear, made in the USA

 

 

 

 

 

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