It’s no question that one of the most covetable denim collections around belongs to that of Leandra Medine, aka The Man Repeller. Whether we’re catching Leandra in a light wash or the deepest indigos, they’re a staple of both her front row and everyday style, as she slips easily from the enchanted Valentino boots to Paul Andrew heels and back again. This OG blogger has come out with her latest collab with none other than the team at denim Levi reviver Re/Done. She follows in the footsteps of fellow Re/Done collaborators such as model Elsa Hosk, jewelry designer Pamela Love, and model Alessandra Ambrosia.
It’s Memorial Weekend and we know most of you have some exciting plans this weekend — going to the beach, bbq-ing /boozing with friends and pigging out until your heart’s content, snoozing in bed past noon. However which way you choose, you may not want to miss all the sale events going online. This is an opportune time to stock up on swimwear, nabbing some cute summer gear from dresses to cute strappy sandals. Don’t miss the boat on this opportunity to score half off on all those items you’ve been secretly eye-balling.
Tis’ the season for all things skimpy, revealing, and most of all ventilating. It’s that favorite time of the year, (for me at least) in where I scour my favorite brands for what’s hot and what new innovative ideas when it comes to design that brands have whipped out. You can expect to see a lot of high french-cut onesies, as well as lots of lingerie turned swimwear with what’s trending for this summer.
It’s true, the money we pay these days for swimwear doesn’t really equate to how often some of us get to rock them. That’s why we’ve carefully chosen some to double up as a great body suit option to rock with boyfriend jeans or cut-off shorts to easily take you down from the beach, to party mode wear well-after. But don’t get us wrong, there’s definitely swimwear that’s taking the lingerie look a little too far, becoming a little too risque for public visual consumption. Let’s keep some of this stuff for the bedroom please.
Get ready fellow print on print lovers, H&M just announced its latest collaboration and it’s with beloved fashion house Kenzo. The collection will include womenswear, menswear, and accessories — which will be designed by Kenzo creative directors Humberto Leon and Carol Lim (who joined the house in 2011 after founding Opening Ceremony in 2002) in collaboration with the fast fashion brand’s design team. You can anticipate that the collection will feature the house’s trademark dazzling patterns and playful motifs.
The collection will be available in 250 stores internationally and online starting November 3rd. But you can come to expect that the brand will stage another star-studded show a month before the launch, which we’re sure will rival the ostentatious Balmain x H&M spectacle that happened last October 2015. Judging by the visual eye-candy creativity of Kenzo’s Paris Fashion Week shows, all bets say it will be just as epic as Olivier Rousteing’s New York collab debut.
PopSugar Inc. wants to build a universal shopping cart for fashion-related mobile commerce. This isn’t news if you’re already familiar with using their specialized search engine for women’s apparel and accessories called ShopStyle. ShopStyle, which PopSugar Inc. acquired in 2007, was responsible for driving $1 billion in revenue to its retail partners last year, according to Brian Sugar, PopSugar Inc.’s founder and chief executive.
Already having being launched in April, ShopStyle won’t just redirect shoppers to complete purchases on retailers’ sites. Instead, ShopStyle aims to “tailor” the user taste profile by indicating pictorial brand references of what best identifies with the consumer. Then they enter their credit card information, and make purchases from dozens of retailers directly through the ShopStyle site and app.
Our favorite fast-fashion giant Zara has us eye-balling what’s new this week. We’re seeing a bevy of florals, nautical stripes, bombers, and more that has us ready to click and add to cart button. The usual suspects to expect are bright hues, as well as clean whites, to short minis, and the cutest sandals to get you going on all your wanderlust adventures you’ve got planned this summer. On top of copping all of this season’s key essentials, you’ll be able to look fab with these affordable buys that won’t break the bank leaving more money for endless piña coladas on the beach.
The digital market hit a peak of $4.9 trillion last year, and is projected to grow to more than an astounding $8 trillion by 2020. According to a report from Juniper Research, 2015’s digital commerce market hit $4.9 trillion. The study said that last year’s total in transaction values came from three major commerce segments — digital banking, remote digital goods and remote physical goods — was more than Juniper’s estimate of the GDP of Japan in 2014, or $4.6 trillion. Lauren Foye, the report’s author, said, “The digital commerce market as a whole is seeing an ever-increasing trend toward an multi-channel approach, and this extends to e-commerce, where the mobile and tablet platform is seeing increased use towards the purchasing of physical goods, either for delivery or collection.” Things like online calendar retail events are credited with boosting the online commerce platforms.
Online events such as Cyber Monday and China’s “Singles’ Day,” gave online marketplace Alibaba $14.3 billion in goods sold. The report also said that transaction volumes are seeing a boost as more companies transition to digital formats and programs like subscription services gain popularity. The retail component of digital commerce includes coupons, vouchers and loyalty programs, as well as various points of sale, including transactions that use near field communication chips on a smartphone. Financial apps on the App store and Google Play were among the most downloaded financial apps in the U.S. and the U.K. As for digital and physical goods, the white paper concluded that while both tablets and smartphones are “heavily used for browsing, consumers are far more likely to make their purchases on tablets.”
Technology never ceases to amaze me. The on-going improvements in technology are today’s magic that of Houdini, which now rests in the palm of your hand. Here steps in the wondrous app that is Snap Fashion, which is our closet’s answer to that of Shazam for music. Snap Fashion is such an app with the perfect combination of camera and intelligent software coding. Snap Fashion creator, Jenny Griffiths, invented this app’s visual algorithm to help solve the everyday dilemma of trying to find the pieces you have in mind or see on the streets, and at the prices you can afford.
Hey designer sunnie fanatics, it’s time to start thinking about refreshing your shade supply now that sunnier days are now in tow. But if you’re like most of us, you either are that person who A. Loses or breaks their designer sunglasses no matter what, B. Can’t fathom spending $500+ on a pair of shades, that you’re probably gonna do letter A. with, or C. You even wear your sunglasses at night.
Some days you feel like putting some pep into your step when dressing up, and sometimes you want to just throw on a potato sack and call it a day. It’s not bad to have that mentality from time to time, but let’s put this logic into action carefully. This is where the magic of designer dresses come in. It’s the one piece to fit your needs on those days, but let it be known all dresses are not created equal. Some can reflect those exact days as exactly how you feel: DUMPY. Let’s avoid that look though, shall we? Just as it is important when choosing the right significant other or career path, the same goes for the dress that makes you feel good just by slipping it on. As I always say, when you look good you feel good, and when you feel good you reflect good.