The Fashion Brand J. Crew to open its First UK Store

J. Crew, the Virginia, US-based fashion brand, is planning to launch its first European store in the United Kingdom. The company has zeroed-in on Central London as a probable location for its UK store.

Earlier this year, the fashion retailer expanded its international e-commerce to include shipping to the United Kingdom, while continuing to ship anywhere in the US, Canada and Japan. The company is currently selling clothes in Britain through designer website Net-a-Porter as well as its own website.

J. Crew, a choice of US First Lady Michelle Obama, will join a list of US brands that have opened their stores in London in recent years, including Banana Republic, Forever 21 and Michael Kors.

J. Crew has 235 outlets in the US and it started expanding outside the US with a store in Canada this year. Owing to acquisition-related costs, the fashion retailer has registered a net loss of US$ 40.5 million during the initial six months of the current US financial year, as against a net income of US$ 79.6 million in last financial year.

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Dear Coldplay,

Paraaaa...Paraaa...Paradise..oooooh...! Finally, your new record is out! At first, I feared you might bring along all your friends, but thank God it's only Rihanna. I first listenend to Paradise, and thought what the F..., wasn't too keen on it (seemed a little flat, ok, so I am hard to please, and I like records I need to work myself through, to appreciate them even more in the end), so I gave it another good listen, and I actually like it, I like a good tune! In fact, I can't get it out of my head now, thank you (replacing Noel Gallaghers "If I had a gun")!!! It is going to be a mad stadium hymn, and yes, I do think you are rivaling U2 on that. In Charlie Brown you even sound a bit like Bono and Gaslight Anthem (who sound like The Boss), but I love it! We will be ok with that, and, as long as you leave Bono his tinted shades and him to do the preaching, I think I'll give Arcade Fire a little break and listen to this one for the moment!  Mylo Xyloto (what?) is out now. I highly recommend!

Colour and Style Autumn Moodboard

velvet, cape and knickerbockers blue/black
leather jumpsuit with cape and houndstooth lining

looks like chloe but its H&M
shape and colour

wide 70s style pants and belted tunic
super wide leather pants and jumper


the midi

body control

that collar
Mr. Missoni

sequin blazer

dotty tights

that coat
acne jumpsuit under burgundy blazer/long socks

wide chanel pants stuffed in boots

baggy denim

burgundy/ parisian


Louis Vuitton and that dog

Cord culottes/with socks

Aggy in Dr. Martens Loafer

Mulberry brown duffel

Enjoy some cuttings from Editorials and Ads that have inspired me recently, whilst flipping through magazines. Consider it an autumn Moodboard and be inspired as well...

source: Vogue UK, ELLE UK, ELLE Germany, Vogue Germany, Maxi, Fräulein Magazine

Je Ne Sais Quoi

Source: Maxi November 2011

Hot Or Not? Hiking Boots


1. F-Troupe at ASOS  2. Office  3. ASOS  4. Office

Long laces and very many hooks and eyelets! Ladies and Gentlemen: Hiking Boots! This time, they are taken out of their natural habitat and are transferred into the city. I can't help myself, they make me think of Jack Wolfskin (the boring uniform of our time unfortunately), Rucksacks (they are making a return, too, but there are some nice ones), and much worse - Angela Merkel (German chancellor) holidaying in the Ukkermark. I had some, lightyears ago, I liked them then, but would I do the trend again? Oh well, that said, I think the Chloé and the F-Troupes are quite cute...

What do you think? Leave them on the mountain or bring them to the city?

Corduroy Pants at H&M

19,95 Euro
29,95 Euro

I rarely buy stuff at H&M because most of the time I am quite dissapointed of the quality (itchy and scratchy jumpers, cheap fabrics, ill cuts, stuffed racks), if I do buy something it's mostly basics (loved the t-shirts from their conscious collection this summer, especially the ones with the short frilly sleeves). Now, recently I browsed through their Divided section (the stuff for teens), where I found a nice looking pair of navy corduroy pants. I really got excited, so I tried them on and BINGO, they fitted like a glove. Bought them online in burgundy, as well. Go get yourself a pair, they are warm, have a comfortably snug fit, don't hang low, and look really great on. They sell out fast, but usually H&M restocks their webshop quite fast. I am wearing them sort of Kooples style, with brown chelsea boots, tucked in blouse with a knitted vest (in Germany we call it Pullunder), and a black sheepskin jacket. Fantastic!!! 

ADVANSA to Introduce its Latest Innovation at Two Events

ADVANSA Milipol in ParisAt Milipol in Paris and A+A in Düsseldorf, ADVANSA will introduce its latest innovation to the market; ADVANSA Thermo°Cool FR, an adaptive dual thermoregulation safety product.

In line with ADVANSA Thermo°Cool thermoregulation products, the new product, additionally to the thermoregulative benefits, has inherent Fire Retardancy properties and is specially designed for apparel applications with stringent safety regulations without compromising the thermoregulation's comfort, softness, stylishness or practicality of the product.

Tough jobs require adequate garments to protect against flame in dangerous conditions of daily work routine, but they still need to be comfortable enough to enable the wearers to focus on their everyday tasks. ADVANSA Thermo°Cool garments are known for their excellent thermoregulation properties.

The new FR product is also inherently flame retardant and self-extinguish with no-drip and is designed to meet safety standards without compromising comfort: it complies with the requirements of all major flammability standards, including EN 533 index 1 (DIN EN ISO 15025).

The flame retardant characteristics of ADVANSA Thermo°Cool FR is inherent to the fibre, meaning it will be never washed out or worn away for the lifespan of the garment. The need for complicated hazardous finishing treatments is also eliminated. The yarn for ADVANSA Thermo°Cool FR is available from Spinnerei Lampertsmühle GmbH.

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Bonjour Autumne!

This doesn't look like autumn? It is, but with sun and a view to kill.

This looks more like it.

Beach facing St. Raphael

Chateau de Vaucouleurs in Puget sur Argens

Bonjour! I hear, where has she been for such a long time?! Excuse I, I've been lounging about at the Côte d’Azur for a while, hiding away in a little charming villa near St. Raphael, up on a mountain, with views to the sea and the massifs des Maures and l'Esterel either side. It was so beautiful, I swear, I could gawp at the view the entire day (if one lives in a big flat city, a nice view is definitely appreciated!) actually without moving to much, just from the bottom pool terrace and up again to drink chilled rosé. It was good to have some real summer, after we had been cheated on ours this year. So out came the Espadrilles, Fedora, shorts and stuff I didn't have the chance to wear much the last months. The food and wine were truly brilliant, we indulged in local Cotes de Provence wine, that we sourced from "Chateau de this" and "Domaine de that" close to us (plenty, mind you), and I have eaten more meat than I usually do in half a year, but the different cuts and quality you get in France are just fantastic. Not to mention their Pâtisserie Paradise: Millefeuilles, Trianons, Gateauxs. The strange thing was, with all the croissants, baguettes and meat and desserts, we didn't put on any weight, in fact - we lost some! Must be the french diet, non? Anyhow, it was good to take a break and get the energy levels up and running again! Now it's smack bang autumn, and I can wear my corduroys. Not bad either. Talk and catch up with you soon! Bisous, xxx

what i wore, if i was a guy.....?

Turkish IEC to Expand Services Beyond France

woven labels vIEC, a woven label manufacturer based in Istanbul - Turkey, is offering its services beyond France. In the year of 2011, the Company sold quality woven labels to over 100 companies in France. The Company has done well and has decided to over its services to customers all over the world. Interested parties who would like to buy quality woven labels can visit the Company's website for more details.

IEC is a pioneer in the textile industry with over 12 years of experience. It is currently the market leader in the domestic market and it's also starting to service international markets as well.

The Company is successful due to its ability to listen to customers. It is then able to invest resources in the right technology to ensure that production lead time is as short as possible. Shorter lead time without compromising on quality is what customers are looking for. For this reason, IEC is meticulous about production schedules. The Company also invests in the latest technology to ensure speed and quality. The Company produces over 400 million woven labels in domestic and international markets.

Product offerings
The primary product of IEC is woven labels. Woven labels can be used on all sorts of products such as clothing, handbags, accessories, etc. In addition to woven labels, the Company also produce products such as laser cut labels, embossed labels, hang tags, printed labels and plastic labels. In other words, a customer can trust IEC to deliver all sorts of different labels. Varied product offerings arise out of the different needs of the market. Some clients may decide to buy printed labels, but others may want to buy woven labels. Each type of label has its own unique characteristics.

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ICONIC wins double laurels at the Images RetailME

ICONIC the trendiest Fashion and Lifestyle brand in Dubai was assayed winner of the ‘Most Admired Store Design’ and also took home the title of ‘Most Admired Departmental Store for the year 2011’. The glittering award ceremony was attended by some of retail’s most high profile delegates. Commemorating retailing excellence in the region, Images RetailME annual awards recognize best performing retailers and retail practices across the Middle East.

A delighted Raza Beig, CEO, ICONIC accepted the awards amidst loud cheers and enthusiastic applause from the audience and his team members. “ICONIC was conceptualized as the trendiest fashion and lifestyle destination for the young at heart in the region and winning these awards reinforces our belief in this vision and inspires us to set new standards for creativity and design in the industry.”

The CEO thanked the Landmark Senior Management for their encouragement and support. Raza also gave credit to ICONIC customers whose loyalty and faith in the brand spurs the team to achieve greater success.

The panel of judges who were selected for their expertise and knowledge of the retail industry were impressed by the unique ICONIC store design that offers an unmatched shopping experience to every customer.

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TechnicalTextile.Net receives tremendous response at Techtextil India

TechnicalTextile.Net, the first ever Global Portal with detailed information for over 200 products in the technical textiles and nonwovens sector participated in the recently concluded Techtextil India held in Mumbai. The company received tremendous response from domestic and international visitors and attracted around 1,200 visitors during the three-day event.

Most of the visitors were from textile companies who were looking to diversify their business and enter into the nascent but lucrative segment of technical textiles. Project and Market Reports on Spunbond Nonwovens and Baby Diapers offered by the company were the key attraction for the visitors. Among visitors, upcoming entrepreneurs from Surat and Icchalkaranji textile hubs too visited the stall to gain knowledge about the technical textiles products.

The booth was visited by representatives of Major Indian and Global companies like, Siyarams, Arvind, Century Rayon, Indorama Ventures, SRF, Clariant, Huntsman, Garware, Dow Chemicals, Teijin, Staubli, and others.

Among senior Industry stalwarts, Mr Dilip Jiwrajka, MD of the Rs 64 billion plus Alok Industries took keen interest and discussed the future and prospects about the industry with Dr. PR Roy, our Director.

Uniqlo opens Fifth Avenue Flagship Store

Uniqlo opens Fifth Avenue Flagship Store USA

Uniqlo opens Fifth Avenue Flagship Store USAManhattan, known throughout the world as one of the best shopping mecca’s in the world, welcomes two new flagship locations from Japanese retailer UNIQLO; The first located at 666 5th Avenue at 53rd Street and the second at 31 West 34th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues.

At 89,000 total square feet, the UNIQLO New York Fifth Avenue store will be the largest single retailer on Fifth Avenue as well as the largest UNIQLO store in the world. UNIQLO New York 34th Street comes in at an impressive 64,000 total square feet. These two locations will be UNIQLO’s second and third stores in the U.S. and are the largest globally for the brand. UNIQLO successfully opened its first global flagship store in New York’s SoHo district in 2006 and remains one of the best performing locations for the chain worldwide.

To staff the new stores, UNIQLO began the hiring of more than 1,300 new U.S. employees in April of this year. Fifty of these new employees embarked on a 6 month manager training program where they were flown to Japan to learn the true essence of UNIQLO in the country where it began back in 1984. UNIQLO is currently looking for an additional eighty candidates to undergo the same manager training program this year.

Both opening at 12:00PM, UNIQLO New York Fifth Avenue will officially open to the public on Friday, October 14th followed one week later by UNIQLO New York 34th Street on Friday, October 21st.

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