Category Archives: Fashion

Hello Kitty Con 2014 Opens in Los Angeles on October 30th

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We couldn’t believe this find!  Well OK, the LA Times got it first, but just in case you missed it, well, you won’t want to miss it! #HelloKitty

We took this info straight from the website:

Hello Kitty Con 2014Celebrate Hello Kitty’s 40th Anniversary at the first ever official Hello Kitty Convention in the world! Hello Kitty Con 2014 is a global gathering of fans and friends to celebrate all things Hello Kitty. (Note: as of this morning all but one of the workshops are sold out and tickets to the event are going fast!!!)

Taking place at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art) in Downtown LA’s Little Tokyo, Hello Kitty Con 2014 will offer interactive experiences and events for fans and friends of all ages, including activities, art, exhibits, exclusives, workshops, lectures, panels, sneak peeks, tattoos, food, fun, and many more surprises!

Join Hello Kitty and your friends at Hello Kitty Con 2014. As Hello Kitty always says, “You can never have too many friends!”

Fall Fashion Trends: Architectural Silhouettes Meet Rich Textures

We’ve been noticing here at Gia On The Move “on trend” contemporary women’s styles becoming just the tiniest bit pulled back.  So when these suggestions landed in the email box, we thought they were worth sharing.

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Canadian womenswear brand Judith & Charles recently unveiled its latest Fall 2014 collection of sophisticated tailoring and classic contours.  Geometric lines inspired by strong urban architecture set against nature’s softened textures and monochromatic, minimalist, colour palette, this season offers high quality fabrics (alpaca, cashmere, silk, pony hair, and leather sourced from Italy) and innovative textures as well as introducing tonal jacquard, cloque and bonded jersey.  Many of the style are traceable to 1960s mod influences as evidenced by shift dresses, mock turtlenecks and hounds-tooth motifs.

Gia On The Move’s take:  Sleek. Versatile. Easy to wear and pair. A bit on the conservative side, but just enough style to get you through the day at the office and early evening for dinner with friends. And just as easily packable for trips out of the city.

Every one of the new pieces can be shopped online.  New Yorkers can visit local stores.  Visit the website for the Look Book and other Fall ideas.

This Shirt Could Save Your Life

Commuter Fashion Brilliance

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Since 2008, Betabrand has been clothing commuters with hybrid work/bike attire that’s designed to perform equally well astride cycles or Aeron chairs. Now, plaid pulsars and shiny hineys are illuminating the streets of San Francisco, thanks to its latest collection of bike-to-workwear.   The online clothier has woven reflective elements into a new collection of shirts, jackets, pants, and scarves.

Shirts are made of soft poly cotton with reflective 3M threads woven within.

Trousers feature reflective cuffs and clever, cornea-searing V-flaps that deploy from the rider’s rear.

Jackets feature shiny epaulettes and flaps that riders can reveal at night.

You can see the entire collection here.

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About Betabrand

Betabrand is an online clothing company based in San Francisco that releases new products every day and crowdsources design ideas and photography from customers.  Since launching in 2010, Betabrand has released a host of Internet fashion hits, including Executive Hoodies, Sock Insurance, Bike to Work Pants, Space Jackets, Cordarounds, and Gay Jeans.

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Cake For Monarchs : Aspire To Rule

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“He who wishes to change his fate, should bring the monarch a cake.”

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With little Prince George’s birthday having just been celebrated this past month, we thought it very cheeky to be receiving a peak at this fresh new men’s luxury apparel brand – with a twist.

Sergio Munoz, men’s fashion expert and brand developer, is launching his newest venture, Cake For Monarchs. The line is based on classic garments and accessories with unique details, full of color, good taste and fun.

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Made with high quality materials from all over the world, Cake for Monarchs is a chic, innovative brand for the emerging businessman of the modern day, for those wanting to make a stylish statement with their professional image. Sergio’s love of the military, coupled with his passion for the fashion of royal monarchs through the ages has inspired the creation of Cake For Monarchs.

What we love about this at Gia On The Move: vibrant, stand out colors; totally edgy clothing for risk takers with lots of fine detailing – pipings, patches, buttons…  Guys who love to be noticed are going to love the attention-getting, yet crisp, neat, upscale, classical styling.

“The name “Cake For Monarchs” originated from my love of the English word, cake. A cake is a symbol that represents happy moments. Every time a cake is around, someone is celebrating something, whether it’s a birthday, a wedding, promotion at work, or some other joyous occasion. A cake is a gift and that is exactly what our brand is, a gift. Except this is not just any cake, this is a cake for people who feel want to feel royal, a Cake For Monarchs,” says Sergio Munoz.

The online retail store launches Fall 2015 at www.cakeformonarchs.com and in retail locations.

cake-for-monarch-emblemAbout Cake For Monarchs

Cake for Monarchs is a luxury apparel brand based on classic garments and accessories with a fun twist. The details, combined with the quality of the materials, personify the essence of the brand. Pockets, cuffs, collars, buttons, elbow patches and seams are all designed with alternating colors and different textures that bring a fresh outlook on classic statement pieces.

 Like Cake For Monarchs on Facebook and follow them on  Twitter.

The Queen Mary Art Deco Festival Turns 10

Labor Day Weekend At The Queen Mary – August 28 to September 1

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The Queen Mary, in association with the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles (ADSLA), celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Art Deco Festival with a robust program of activities extended to five days. Largely influenced by the architecture and design of its time, the Queen Mary is the world’s largest floating collection of Art Deco. The illustrious salons are replete with elegant woodcarvings, elaborate murals, priceless sculptures and lavish interiors, offering a matchless backdrop for a festival like no other.

The festivities begin Thursday evening with the Captain’s Strolling Art Deco Walk dollzand continue through the weekend with an expertly curated program of lectures, parties, tours and tastings.  Festivalgoers can don their best period loungewear at the Deco Derby and Pajama Jam, or sport their black-tie finest for the Grand Deco Ball.  An eclectic bazaar showcases vintage fashion, jewelry, collectibles and art as well as a vintage pop-up hair salon.  A Gatsby Soirée will offer classic libations, entertainment and lawn games.  New events include a tasting of prohibition era cocktails and the Bootlegger’s Bash featuring big band music, dancing girls and the best moonshine in the city.

modern_cocktail_soceityThe 10th celebration also honors the yearly tradition of the Queen Mary’s prestigious Starlight Club, a one-night revival of the notorious club dubbed “the most sought after reservation from South Hampton to New York.”

The Daily Lecture Series will cover topics spanning fashion, music, dancing, cultural practices and more. Prohibition’s impact on the soda fountain is explored in Farnsworth’s Art Deco & The Soda Fountain talk while Art Deco Shoes Lecture & Display delves into the birth of shoe design in the 20’s and 30’s. Society’s fascination and commitment to dance is presented in Dancing In The Jazz Age and two rival world fairs are studied in the lecture Last Art Deco World’s Fair.

mora“ADSLA is honored to co-present the 10th Annual Queen Mary Art Deco Festival. The event has grown in both attendance and popularity and we are pleased that our members and the public, many from all over the world, attend with great interest.  New events presented this year are sure to enhance the festival,” says John Thomas, President of ADSLA and Queen Mary Preservation Specialist. The ship is a fitting venue for the 10th Anniversary of the festival, representing the best of Art Deco’s elegance and splendor.

ginger_pauleyDay Passes start at just $25 and an all-inclusive weekend Grand Passport is $399. Art Deco aficionados can stay onboard for the weekend’s duration with a variety of spectacular packages.

For more information, schedule of events and full program details visit  http://www.queenmary.com/events/art-deco-festival/ or call (877) 342-0738

ABOUT THE QUEEN MARY

QueenMaryTicketLocated in the Port of Long Beach, the Queen Mary features a rich maritime history, authentic Art Deco décor, and stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and Long Beach city skyline. At the time of her maiden voyage in May of 1936, she was considered the grandest ocean liner ever built. The Queen Mary features award-winning restaurants, historical attractions, numerous special event salons and 346 staterooms.  Visit www.queenmary.com

ABOUT THE ART DECO SOCIETY OF LOS ANGELES

The Art Deco Society of Los Angeles (ADSLA) celebrates and preserves the architecture, design, arts, music, dance, fashion and elegance of Art Deco. The ADSLA is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization dedicated to the education, preservation and awareness of Art Deco as a major influence on the 20th century and beyond.  Since 1983, the ADSLA has welcomed people with an interest in the many facets of Art Deco. More information at http://adsla.org/info/

 

Audiophile Fashion Freak Out!

Betabrand’s Latest Hoodie Breaks Sound Barrier, Crowdfunding Barrier.

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What do you wear if you are a super cool audio engineer working at a sound board all day? (This one we love! at Gia On The Move)

You probably never thought you’d be needing fashion tips to listen to your favorite music …but… mondo headphone fans, you can now rock out with your hoods up, thanks to Betabrand’s new Audio Engineer’s hoodie. The hood’s flanks are fabricated out of speaker cloth, enabling owners to wear headphones atop uber-cool hooded heads, with no fear of acoustic interference.

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The hoodie is designed by audio engineer Nic Pope, who released it on Betabrand’s crowd design platform last week.    Fans have funded it to over twice it’s goal and interest continues to spike as audiophiles flock to his invention.

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In addition to the accoustically transparent hood, music fans will appreciate a slew of details designed by Mr. Pope:

-  Twin kangaroo pockets, with headphone pass-through holes.

-  Internal pull-out wiring diagram.

-  Loop to clips your multi-tool/drum key on.

-  Cassette liner.

According to Betabrand founder Chris Lindland, “Headphones are now trending to be the size of personal pizzas.  Thanks to Nic’s invention, hood-size doesn’t have to keep pace.”

This is one of hundreds of crowd-designed concepts now featured on Betabrand.com — an apparel machine that rapidly prototypes and sells the newest design ideas from all over.

1audiocuff 1audiolinerAbout Betabrand:

Betabrand is an online clothing company based in San Francisco that releases new products every day and crowdsources design ideas and  photography from customers.

Since launching in 2010, Betabrand has released a host of Internet fashion hits, including Dress Pant Yoga Pants,  Executive Hoodies , Gay Jeans, Sock Insurance,  Bike to Work Pants, and Dress Pant Sweatpants.

Japanese Horror Inspired Fashion

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One of our favorite fashion film directors, TREVOR UNDI, sent us his latest inspired creation earlier this week — a new Japanese-Horror-inspired fashion film.  Styled by TAKAFUMI KAWASAKI the film follows model JUN (Image Tokyo) as she haunts her own Doppelgänger through the streets, cemeteries and  undergrounds of Tokyo Metro. Featuring bold looks by LANVIN& TOM FORD.

Produced by Kymera.tv& East of Normal for VMagazine NYC.

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