NBA All-Star Never Fashion Out: Kobe vs. LeBron

Kobe Bryant scored 37 points & earned his record-tying fourth MVP award at last night's NBA All-Star Game.

LeBron James, meanwhile, led the Eastern Conference to an unexpected comeback in the fourth quarter & recorded the second triple double in the history of this storied exhibition game.

But the actual battle between the best players in the league took place prior to the game, as Kobe & LeBron both walked the T-Mobile sponsored red carpet in Los Angeles. Which baller slam-dunked his opponent in a match-up of fashion choices? You tell us.

NBA All-Star Never Fashion Out: Kobe vs. LeBron

Kobe Bryant scored 37 points & earned his record-tying fourth MVP award at last night's NBA All-Star Game.

LeBron James, meanwhile, led the Eastern Conference to an unexpected comeback in the fourth quarter & recorded the second triple double in the history of this storied exhibition game.

But the actual battle between the best players in the league took place prior to the game, as Kobe & LeBron both walked the T-Mobile sponsored red carpet in Los Angeles. Which baller slam-dunked his opponent in a match-up of fashion choices? You tell us.

Academy Awards Never Fashion Out: Lindsay Lohan's vs. Natalie Portman

Lindsay Lohan goes to court a lot and looks so FINE doing a perp walk, they cannot help but analyze her courtroom couture every other month or so.

Natalie Portman belongs to an exclusive club.

No, they are not referring to Best Actress winners, although Portman did take home that trophy at last night's Academy Awards and Berry did the same in 2001.

But those honors are nothing compared to the inclusion of these beauties in a THG Fashion Face-Off. Below, we have posted picas of both Halle and Natalie on the red carpet. Whose dress do you prefer? Who pulled off her look better?

Academy Awards Never Fashion Out: Lindsay Lohan's vs. Natalie Portman

Lindsay Lohan goes to court a lot and looks so FINE doing a perp walk, they cannot help but analyze her courtroom couture every other month or so.

Natalie Portman belongs to an exclusive club.

No, they are not referring to Best Actress winners, although Portman did take home that trophy at last night's Academy Awards and Berry did the same in 2001.

But those honors are nothing compared to the inclusion of these beauties in a THG Fashion Face-Off. Below, we have posted picas of both Halle and Natalie on the red carpet. Whose dress do you prefer? Who pulled off her look better?

BET prizes Never Fashion Out: Justin Bibber vs. Jaden Smith

Chris Brown may have dominated the BET Awards on stage last night, but a pair of young studs caught everyone's attention on the red carpet.

That is where they found Justin Bieber & Jaden Smith, both looking as cute as ever & both posting for photographers.

Justin would later present Best Male Hip Hop Artist to Kanye West, flirting with Nicki Minaj & saying he could handle her curves. Yikes! Watch that awkward video HERE & then vote below:

BET prizes Never Fashion Out: Justin Bibber vs. Jaden Smith

Chris Brown may have dominated the BET Awards on stage last night, but a pair of young studs caught everyone's attention on the red carpet.

That is where they found Justin Bieber & Jaden Smith, both looking as cute as ever & both posting for photographers.

Justin would later present Best Male Hip Hop Artist to Kanye West, flirting with Nicki Minaj & saying he could handle her curves. Yikes! Watch that awkward video HERE & then vote below:

Jo Black Craze to set the runway ‘A Blaze’ at AFWNY


Jo Black Craze will showcase his newest collection at Africa Fashion Week New York produced by Adirée. AFWNY will take place July 14th, 15th, and 16th in the Broad Street Ballroom in NYC’s financial district.

Designer Olusola Elegba is the CEO of Jo Black Craze Ltd, a predominantly male clothing line. Men’s wear has been a growing industry. Trends have gone from baggy (1990’s) to extra-skinny (early 2000’s) to finding the fit that is just right. Jo Black Craze is known for their signature blazers, which is an important piece, found in nearly every closet. Elegba’s designs include polo shirts, cashmere sweaters, and velvet shoes. Each pieces’ color, and texture comes together to emit an attitude and lifestyle.

Jo Black Craze will showcase at Africa Fashion Week New York on Thursday, July 14th.

 

 

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Sexy, sophisticated Tribal Princess Collection to hit AFWNY


As Africa Fashion Week New York (AFWNY) draws ever so close, Adirée is pleased to present Tori Famuyiwa’s newest collection. AFWNY, produced by Adirée will take place July 14th, 15th, and 16th in the Broad Street Ballroom in NYC’s financial district.

Beautiful things inspire Tori Famuyiwa. These inspirations are derived from mundane, everyday objects and memories of his surroundings growing up in West Africa. Famuyiwa works diligently is conveying this beauty in every piece of work he creates. Famuyiwa will launch his Tribal Princess collection at Africa Fashion Week New York.

“Famuyiwa is fun, flirty, and yes, as a fashion designers he truly believes in dressing everyone woman like the princess she is. I believe many will enjoy his collection and appreciate his approach,” says Adiat Disu, director of Africa Fashion Week in NY.

 

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Modae SRL to distribute new collection of Rachel Stark-Cappelli


Obscene Jeans Corp. lead Designer Rachel Stark-Cappelli met with representatives of Modae SRL last week to secure Italian distribution for the company’s exciting new denim collection.

Based in Florence, Modae’s distribution group employs 10 agents throughout Italy to maximize sales for luxury fashion companies such as Orion London, Lipsy London, Almost Famous and Mute Watch. Stark-Cappelli presented Obscene Jeans’ new line to Modae Owner and Managing Director Salvio Rollo and three of the company’s top sales reps on Thursday for potential nationwide distribution.

“Modae SRL has a well-earned reputation for taking up-and-coming, trendy brands and developing them into huge sales successes in Italy,” Stark-Cappelli said. “They were very excited to see an American brand with a European flair and eye for detail. Based on the amazing feedback I received, I think Modae and Obscene Jeans are going to be a fantastic fit.”

Stark-Cappelli went on to note that Modae SLR is constantly being offered new and different fashion lines, making the selection process very exacting. However, she did confirm that Obscene Jeans may already have an advantage since all of Modae SRL’s agents servicing Italy’s various regions have evaluated and approved the company’s new collection.

“We’re planning to make four sample ranges for the top agents to launch sales in the stronger cities, such as Florence, Rome, Milan and Veneto,” said Stark-Cappelli. “The samples will be ready for Italy at the end of August, which coincides perfectly with their Spring/Summer 2012 sales campaign.”

 

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Hairstyle Trend 2011: The Top Knot


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Have you noticed all the Top-Knots about? The cool, laid back and practical "hair out of your face" summer up-do for us girls with long hair, that coincides with the ballerina trend? The Dutt, as we call it here in Germany. Think less Fräulein Rottenmeier style, but midi flowing pleated skirts like at Chloé, and to finish it off and to make it less bulky on top - the Top Knot! It's the practical saviour on bad hair days! Make a high pony tail, swirl it around in a few minutes, off you go, and you will look amazing. Keep it modern in a slightly undone messy kind of way, with some strands hanging out, either from your tied knot or from the side. It's versatile, too. You can make it sit higher up on your head or lower down, it's up to you. Needless to say I love it!  Do you?

Beauty of the natural world on dance floor!!!


American Flora is a boutique yoga and dance wear company creating high-performance garments inspired by a passion for dance and the beauty of the natural world. Founded by a veteran dancer and dance instructor, American Flora designs and 
garment manufacturer that fit the true woman -- her life, her movement and her individuality.

American Flora uses the highly engineered and supremely eco-friendly Repreve fabric as the primary material in each of its garments. Repreve is made from 100% recycled pre and post consumer plastic material. Its fit and feel are unlike any other performance fabrics on the market -- it provides a superior combination of luxury, comfort, and sustainability.

Every American Flora garment and its packaging is crafted in the United States from 100% US sourced material. From the brass American Flora signature tags to the grommets that accent many pieces, even the sewn-in "Made in the USA" labels -- everything is made with pride in America.

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'Online ITMA 2011' an unique concept; gets overwhelm response


Fibre2fashion.com – a leading B2B portal dedicated to textile-garment and fashion allied industries, has exclusively organized unmatchable ITMA Barcelona pre-event, pre-awareness campaign ‘Online ITMA-2011’ for its valued Exhibitors.

Going live Online ITMA 2011 from June 22nd till 15th October 2011 (3.5 Months), the campaign enables all ITMA exhibitors to give a pre-cap on their products & services to their potential buyers before actually being seen at the ITMA Barcelona -2011, thus re-enforcing a brand recall. Online ITMA-2011 would start three months prior to fair at Barcelona (Spain) to help its exhibitors gain lucrative business.

Being internet base campaign, Online ITMA 2011 attracts visitations from every corner of the world and facilitates accommodation of huge number of visitors. The show is all set to redefine the concept of online shows.

With in a short span, the Campaign has gained popularity. Ms. Kruti Shanischara Business Development Manager, Fibre2Fashion, divulges- “We have got overwhelmed response to the concept being one of its kind. Many Biggies of industry have signed up. This is just a beginning and there’s a lot more in the kitty for the exhibitors at the Online ITMA-2011.” Further she assures- “Our team is geared up and very confident to be meeting aspirations of our exhibitors.”

 

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Beach Scene Bags

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Pack your towels and beach stuff in style with these lovely beach bags. Even if you are not near the beach, you can dream yourself onto the Riviera with the Ailleurs collection from Louis Vuitton, which is French for "Somewhere Else", or the Kate Spade "Whish You Were Here" or Anya Hindmarch's  "Beach Party". As it's 36°C here today, I think this is just what I'll do! xxx


The Perfect Trouser Suit


Stella McCartney Spring RTW 2011


If you need to buy one suit this season, make it a Stella McCartney! Its clean modern tailored cut with high waisted, cropped, cuffed and slightly flared, front pleated trousers and a matching boyfriend bazer in soft pastels makes it a standout piece. You will get so much wearability out of it, as it will last you beyond this season, making it an investment buy. Too good for the boardroom only!

World's largest apron - A record effort by Ambadi Enterprises


Ambadi Enterprises Ltd., a part of the USD 3.8 billion Murugappa Group, displayed the world’s largest apron on the grassy expanse of YMCA grounds at Chennai. The all white apron measuring about 25 metres x 22 metres (total fabric area of 853 sq. metres, weighing 100 kgs) is expected to beat the current Guinness record of 15.4 metres x 17.6 metres held by a Spanish Manufacturer since 2007.

718 metres of 20sx20s sheeting greige fabric purchased in Karur (Tamil Nadu) was transformed to the final apron displayed at Chennai (Tamil Nadu) today, by the joint effort of teams at the different units of Ambadi. The fabric was bleached at Erode and the apron outline was sketched at the design studio at Gurgaon (Haryana). Finally the cutting, stitching and printing was done at the Kannur unit (Kerala). The cutting team of 26 women spent 182 man-days to cut the fabric and the stitching team of 8 spent 40 man-days to put the apron together.

“The teams had to overcome a few difficulties during the whole process – including, having to factor in the Kerala monsoon effect. For instance, they didn’t have enough space to lay and cut the fabric and had to lay it in the vacant lot outside the factory even as the monsoon rains were threatening to pour down. The Ambadi logo measuring 5 sq metres was a critical part of the design and took longer time to print and dry in the damp weather. In all, the efforts have paid off and today, we have been able to put out a bold statement about our capabilities,” elaborated Vishy Shenoy, Business Head - Ambadi Enterprises.

 

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Get Yourself A Summer Straw Hat

Leopard Band Trilby €19.23
 French Connection Rusty Trilby €47.43

Juicy Couture Lures Striped Floppy Hat  €96.15

Fedora Hat €25.64
 Seeberger Cloche Hat €25.64
Brixton Drifter  €51.28 


Cover your head in style this summer with a lovely straw hat, be it a Fedora, Trilby, Cloche or a glamorous big 70s style floppy hat. There's so much variety, that you will definitely find somehting to suit your taste. Team the 70s wide brimmed floppy hat with a lovely maxi dress and a retro swimsuit underneath to add glamour poolside and wear your trilby with your cut off denim shorts and some basic tan leather sandals for a cool beach and festival look. But don't reserve the straw hat for the beach only, in muted tones it will look just as cool in the city! Can't decide which one I like best......


All items available at www.asos.com

Arvind Limited unveils flagship store in Hyderabad

As a part of its strategy to double its fabric retail revenues to Rs. 800 crore in the next couple of years through focused approach in domestic market, Arvind Limited, the global textile conglomerate and leading apparel retailer, today launched its first flagship store in Hyderabad. With 13 stores already operational under the new 'Arvind Store' concept, Arvind plans to open 120 stores in India in the current fiscal.

The new outlet, a trendy superstore spread over 4,000 square feet, comes with the avant-garde design theme and a swanky look capable of enriching the garment shopping experience of the buyers. The 'Arvind Store' brings the best of Arvind under one roof - the best of its fabrics, its leading apparel brands and customized wardrobe solutions. With an infusion of new categories like poly-wool, high value Giza cotton and light-weight denim suiting, Lifestyle Apparel, in addition to shirting fabrics, Lifestyle fabrics the discerning customers of Arvind will be able to customize a complete wardrobe. 

The 'Arvind Store' will retail all of Arvind's premium brands namely Arrow, US Polo, Flying Machine and Izod. 'Arvind Denim Labs' (ADL), a bespoke denim concept will offer customized washed denim - a first of its kind in India and perhaps the world. 'Studio Arvind', a bespoke tailoring solution, will bring the latest fits and styles in fashion.

Addressing the media after inaugurating the outlet, Mr. Kulin S. Lalbhai, Chief Manager, Arvind Limited, said, "The 'Arvind Store' is a revolutionary new concept which brings many firsts to Indian retail. Our stores so far have been very well received and we have ambitious plans to launch our stores across the country. This year, we will be focusing to have sizable presence in 4 to 5 states. We are planning to cover entire country by the end of 2015".

 

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Aamaa A La Mode to bring nations together through fashion

AAMAA A LA MODE to present at Africa Fashion Week New York 2011 produced by Adirée in New York City’s Financial District. AFWNY is set to take place on July 14th, 15th and 16th at the Broad Street Ballroom in New York City’s financial district.

Inspired by globalization, AAMAA A LA MODE intends to bring nations together through fashion, inspired by designs from different countries to create a global nation. The company uses high-end materials, mainly African cotton wax prints, directly printed and sourced in Ghana, Africa.

“Fusion, Integration, Merging”-Mobereola

Designer Toyosi Mobereola creates collections that are based on the fusion of traditional and contemporary African fabrics to create a unique Afro-centric feel.

AFWNY includes runway shows hosting 21+ designers from various countries in Africa and those of the African Diaspora, exhibitions, and industry networking events. Opening designer Korto Momolu and designers like Washington Roberts, Saint Wobil, AAMAA Couture, Bill Witherspoon and others will showcase.

 

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Womenswear brand - Fida to more than double store count

SNG Fashions-owned ‘Fida’ – a womenswear brand is mulling to more than double its store count within the next two years. 

Currently, Fida – a Kolkata based brand is available through 22 outlets in 13 Tier-I and Tier-II cities like Mumbai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Delhi, Bangalore, Indore, Bhopal, Surat and Kanpur. 

“However, the news stores which will be unveiled, will all be opened in Tier-I cities like Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Bangalore, Hyderabad, etc”, says Mr Sharad Nawalgadia, MD - SNG Fashions.

60 percent of the revenue generated by SNG Fashions is from Tier-I cities, with the rest accounted for by the smaller Tier-II cities. Its target audience is mainly women between the ages of 16-35 years.

Revealing more details to fibre2fashion, Mr Nawalgadia said, “Our aim is to have 50 stores through out the country by the next financial year”. 

Speaking about the spending behaviour of consumers, he informed, “The spending behavior of the people has improved a lot. Consequently, it becomes our responsibility that we offer them good quality products”. 

He added, “We take care to ensure that, our customers do not complain about problems like color fading in our fabrics and, since we use different kinds of fabrics in our collections, we take extra care about such issues”. 

 

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Fashion designer Gurvinder Arora opens AG Design Studio


Delhi-based, fashion designers - Gurvinder Arora recently opened ‘AG Design’ studio in Noida and Kanpur.

The collection in his new studio includes, designs for men and women starting from kaftans to churidaars and indian kurtis and from skirt, tops to leisure wear trouser, shirt, capri and many more.

Gurvinder is a pass out from the prestigious National Institute of Fashion Techology (NIFT) – Delhi and has been in the fashion industry for over 10 years now.

His design studio will provide a wide range of new concepts in terms of fashion, fabrics, embroideries and silhouettes.

AG Design Studio will cater to the Indian as well as Middle-East and European market. The collections incorporate fabrics ranging from cottons to chiffons, silks to georgettes, linens and many more.

An experienced team of AG Design Studio will source fabrics from various states of India, so that the fabric and embroidery used is very unique and innovative in its own way.

The prices have been kept affordable, keeping in mind, all classes of customers, who aspire to wear designer clothing. The price range starts from Rs 2,000 onwards, for most of the collections. 

 

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Umit Benan Sahin as fashion consultant for Trussardi


Trussardi Group is pleased to announce that the new Spring/Summer Mens Collection 2012 will be presented during a special performance on Sunday, June, 19, at 5:00 pm in Palazzo Trussardi Alla Scala, the group's headquarters at Piazza della Scala 5.

The event will be streamed live on Trussardi website. And on the main fashion websites worldwide.

The Trussardi Spring Summer Collection 2012 has been designed by Umit Benan  Sahin, fashion consultant for Trussardi's men and women’s collections.

Trussardi is a byword for excellence, discreet sophistication, experimentation and innovation. Trussardi Group was founded in Bergamo by Dante Trussardi in 1911 and it is specialized in luxury clothing and accessories for men and women. 

 

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Editalo Designs to be showcased at AFWNY 2011


As New York City’s Financial District is gearing up for Africa Fashion Week (New York) (AFWNY). Adirée, the parent company and producer of the event announces that elegance will be the backdrop for the runway show of the latest collection of Editalo Designs.

AFWNY is set to take place on July 14th, 15th and 16th at the Broad Street Ballroom in New York City’s financial district. Editalo (Olatide backwards) designs will be showcased at AFWNY 2011 on Saturday, July 16th.

June 6, 2 011 the carpets of the CFDA fashion awards had celebrities and icons wearing designers such as Proenza Schouler wit h colorful print, style and flair.

Olatide Adeniyi began designing for herself and friends in 2008. As demand grew she established her line early 2009.

“Perfect for red carpet events or the woman who simply desires to be noticed, Editalo Designs has a youthful artistic charge––her ready-to-wear blends custom materials with contemporary style,” said AFWNY Director, Adiat Disu.

Adeniyi, has an artistic vision characterized as traditional and modern. Editalo Designs pays tribute to Adeniyi’s Nigerian heritage by incorporating African fabrics with western inspired designs and aesthetic.

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Hello From Holland









Hello from Holland! I am spending a few days on an island off the Dutch coast. In an almost fashion free zone, there is loads of nature, wooden clogs, cheese and Genever to name some typical Dutch stuff. Everything really is sort of cute and quaint here. They even decorate the handlebars of their holland bikes with flowers! How cute is that? 

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