Simon Says: Simon Doonan on Working for Diana Vreeland, the State of Fashion and Why You Shouldn’t Worry About Trends

Film and fashion are inseparable – film influences fashion, and vice versa.” Fashion film festivals have taken place all around the world, from Croatia to South Korea and from the US to Japan, and the idea has been embraced by fashion and film crowds alike – and audiences who enjoy a thematic approach to movie-going. Post International Media managing director Sirimon Na Nagara, Post Publishing president and COO Supakorn Vejjajiva, and SF Corporations deputy managing director Suvannee Chinchiewchan, at the press conference of Elle Fashion Film Festival. While it is not easy to define a “fashion film”, after hard work and months of preparation, nine films have been selected for the inaugural event, hand-picked by a five-person selection committee, namely Elle Thailand editor-in-chief Panu Sombatyanuchit, SF Corporation’s Suwannee Chinchiawsharn, fashion stylist Araya Indra, Greyhound designer Jitsing Somboon and Bangkok Post film writer Kong Rithdee. None of the chosen films have been officially shown on the big screen in Thailand before (see sidebar for details). Panu said that the nine films reflect fashion in different ways.
Source: http://www.bangkokpost.com/lifestyle/film/367108/fashion-meets-film

Back-to-school fashion: The five trends you need to know

The two ambassadors obviously had different visions of how to project the country to the world. I had to design a more subdued collection of images also dressed in Filipiniana, and inspired this time by Damian Domingos muted paintings. Again, I asked Danny to illustrate them for me, says Ramos. But the ideas didnt go beyond paper.
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I spoke to Simon this morning on a wide-range of fashion-related topics, from what he REALLY thinks about fashion trends to his love of street style and his advice on how to get a career in fashion. Simon Says: On Trends: I would tell shoppers not to worry about the zeitgeist. For example, 10 years ago leopard print was actually a trend. It was seen on the runway from designers such as Lanvin. Since then, it has just stayed around. continue I wouldn’t say it’s a trend again today.
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Either way, it’s best to do it in style. According to the National Retail Federation’s 2013 Back-to-School Survey , families with school-age children will shell out an average of $634.78 on apparel, shoes, supplies and electronics. Spending is expected to be down about 8 percent from last year, but the back-to-school business is still big — with total back-to-school spending expected to reach $26.7 billion in 2013. When it comes to your back-to-school wardrobe, what’s worth spending money on? Getting a couple of new pieces could be all it takes to freshen up your look. The runway’s micro-print trend is gaining traction this fall, and there’s always a way to wear your favorite summer dress a little longer by pairing it with the right closed-toe shoes or boots and a couple of new accessories — pair it with a blazer or cardigan and you’re all set.
Source: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-207_162-57600620/back-to-school-fashion-the-five-trends-you-need-to-know/

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Ask Martha: packing jewelry, keeping linens fresh smelling

[ See Photos of the Egyptian Beads & Other Meteorite Jewels ] “Even 100 years ago, [the beads] attracted attention as being something strange,” Rehren told LiveScience. But without definitive proof of the beads’ cosmic origins, questions persisted over whether similar amounts of nickel could be present in human-made iron . By scanning the iron beads with beams of neutrons and gamma rays, the researchers found high concentrations of cobalt, phosphorous and germanium; these elements were present at levels that only occur in iron meteorites . “It’s really exciting, because we were able to detect sufficient cobalt and germanium in these beads to confirm they’re meteoritic,” Rehren said. “We had assumed this was the case for 100 years, but it’s nice to be able to put an exclamation mark on the label, rather than a question mark.” The X-ray technology also revealed that the beads had been hammered into thin sheets before being meticulously rolled into tubes. “This meteoritic iron, it’s very hard material that you find in lumps, and yet here we see it in thin beads,” Rehren said. “The real question is, how were they made?” Unlike softer and more pliable metals like gold and copper, working with solid iron required the invention of blacksmithing, which involves repeatedly heating metals to red-hot temperatures and hammering them into shape.
Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/20/jewelry-space-ancient-egyptian-beads-meteorites_n_3785301.html

But this year, Mielke said she ajust really wanted to do something that was outside the box and unexpected and extraordinary. We wanted to create a screen play.a aWeave always done a runway show, but itas hard to see the jewelry from your seat, even if you have a front-row seat,a she explained. The IMAX screen allowed Hillberg and Berk to aexplode the runway show,a Mielke said, and allow the audience to experience the 134-piece jewelry collection acrystal clear, in high definition.a The launch video was created by Regina-based Play Creative Media. Mielke described the video as aa really cool, artsy, fun, ski-fi. screen play that showcases the jewelry.a In addition to the video screenings, the launch featured a live runway component, with models from the video walking through the theatre, sporting sci-fi hair and makeup, wearing Aurora Lux jewelry designs. The Aurora Lux collection includes everything from winter pastels to winter brights.
Source: http://www.leaderpost.com/life/fashion-beauty/Jewelry+runway+show+explodes+IMAX+screen/8820962/story.html

Pink Panther jewelry thief arrested in France

Lay each flat inside its own bag, squeeze the air out, and zip the bag shut, leaving only the clasp hanging out the top. (Immobilizing the loop of each piece prevents movement and tangling.) Stack them inside a plastic container. How do I keep my linens smelling fresh when storing them in a closet? Moist air and warm temperatures encourage mildew to grow on organic materials such as cotton and wool, resulting in musty linens. To prevent this, keep the linens in a cool, dry and well-ventilated closet. If you must store them in a bathroom or similarly humid setting, wire shelving will help the items breathe. After a shower or bath, turn on an exhaust fan for at least 20 minutes to dehumidify the room.
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Jewelry runway show explodes on IMAX screen

A staggering euro103 million ($136 million) worth of jewels and diamonds were stolen Sunday from the Carlton Intercontinental Hotel in Cannes, in one of Europe’s biggest jewelry heists recent years, police said. French Riviera hotel was hosting a temporary jewelry exhibit over the summer of the prestigious Leviev diamond house, which is owned by Israeli billionaire Lev Leviev. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau) Photo: Lionel Cironneau, Associated Press A view of the Carlton hotel, in Cannes, southern France, Tuesday,…
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BACK TO SCHOOL SHOES

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Do you wear shoes inside?

2. For SXSW, Google created talking shoes to illustrate the power of connected devices with the webs vast amount of data and ability to connect. The shoes acted similarly to other fitness gadgets, such as Nikes Fuel Band, informing wearers about their physical progress through their day. The company is not planning on developing a line of shoes, but took the opportunity to illustrate how hacking the real world could help craft an interesting story online. 3. Adobe hosted their own stunt using the Photoshop software to edit the way people looked as they waited at a bus stop in real time.
Source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/toyota/2013/08/13/talking-shoes-and-other-innovations-hacking-the-physical-world/

Blue is the colour! Hilary Duff matches her top to son Luca’s cobalt shoes as she gushes about her love for husband Mike

I guess the best thing about having a no-shoes rule if I had one is that the shoes would all be near the entry. eta: I do not ask guests to remove their shoes. But most people we know take their shoes off at their houses so it is rare that someone keeps their shoes on. My husband would like to ask guests to remove their shoes, but I think it is rude to ask…he thinks they are rude to wear their shoes inside. Sometimes people ask if they need to take off their shoes…I some times hesitate to answerbecause I am surprised they ask but I say ‘no’ because I figure if they are asking, they do not want to take them off. (Once a friend told me he hated taking his shoes off at people’s houses because his feet always stink,,,I remember that and figure maybe they have stinky feet!) Edited by dbsam – Yesterday at 2:30 pm Select All Posts By This User We don’t have a hard and fast rule about it, but in general we wear shoes outside, and no shoes inside. We have a shoe basket near the door where we all kick our shoes off as we walk in, but if we’re carrying stuff or something it’s no big deal to us to walk through the house with our shoes on and then take them off. I usually ask the kids to put on shoes when they go in the yard to play, but not always. Not during water play, and sometimes I go out barefoot to garden. And if we have people over for a barbecue and there’ll be a lot of in-and-out, everyone just leaves their shoes on.
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Talking Shoes And Other Innovations Hacking The Physical World

1 The Highway Patrol says that similar shoes were issued in the with no safety complaints SHARE 6 CONNECT 23 TWEET 1 COMMENTEMAILMORE COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) The union for Ohio troopers says new shoes being issued to them by the State Highway Patrol are unsafe. The footwear, a type of short boot, is in a buckle-and-strap style instead of the lace-up style many troopers prefer. The Columbus Dispatch reports that troopers are complaining the shoes can cause slips and aren’t secure enough when officers run or tussle with people. Troopers are being required to begin wearing the shoes by Nov. 1.
Source: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/08/09/ohio-troopers-shoes/2636713/

Ohio troopers say new shoes may be safety hazards

Skintight black leggings showed off gym-honed legs, while the Lizzie McGuire actress opted to wear three different tops. A long, tight grey vest peeked out from under the bright blue number, while an orange and grey checked shirt hung casually around her waist. All smiles! Hilary and her little man are often seen laughing and smiling together as they attend play dates around the city Duff wore a cap advertising her loyalty to the LA Dodgers baseball team, and toted Luca on her hip.
Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2394132/Hilary-Duff-matches-son-Lucas-cobalt-shoes-play-date-marking-wedding-anniversary.html

Fashion Eyewear Reaches 1000 5* Reviews on Trustpilot

We use our own children as laboratories. And definitely access our inner children, says head of design Jenny Cooper. Statement T-shirts, with words, embellishment or images, are expressive but are not fashion risks, says Betsy Zanjani, senior vice president of design products for Forever 21. To say graphic T as a trend is a broad, brush-stroke characterization, but what the T-shirt is has become very specific, with multiple things driving it. Zanjani ticks off the comics craze taking note of the pop culture phenomenon that Comic-Con has become as one of the strongest influences. Forever 21 has opened in-store Marvel Comics shops as the retailer noted an almost cult following of old-school comic strips and vintage action figures, she says. Things that are vintage and retro are really strong in both our male and female businesses. The surprise might be the strong sales of Boom! Pow!
Source: http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/statement-t-shirts-allow-kids-to-send-a-message-without-taking-a-fashion-risk/2013/08/08/35d7c3fc-0043-11e3-8294-0ee5075b840d_story.html

Thief Tunnels Into California Fashion Boutique

Rated as excellent with an average 9.6 out of 10 score, Fashion Eyewear is among the top rated companies on Trustpilot. Fashion Eyewear prides themselves in being the UK’s most trusted online eyewear retailer and all the positive reviews are testimonials of their commitment to offering the highest quality designer glasses and sunglasses for the best available price online accompanied by an outstanding customer service. Trustpilot encourages customers to share their online shopping experiences to help others make more informed and smarter decisions, thus create a better shopping experience for everyone. The reviews on this website are important to the visit here Fashion Eyewear as they help building good reputation and demonstrating to prospective clients that their company is a trustworthy retailer with genuine products and a truly five-star customer service. A spokesperson at Fashion Eyewear commented: “We are sending our customers an e-mail two weeks after their purchase asking them to share their opinion on the Trustpilot website via a special link of the products and service provided by Fashion Eyewear. We are delighted with the amazing feedback from our previous customers and we are looking forward to more positive reviews to come and suggestions on how to improve our services.” To make the online shopping experience as enjoyable and personalised as possible, Fashion Eyewear offers an online Live Chat service with real customer service staff specialised in the brands they have on sale and in eyewear in general to provide assistance if needed.
Source: http://www.tmcnet.com/usubmit/-fashion-eyewear-reaches-1000-5-reviews-trustpilot-/2013/08/10/7337641.htm

Social Media Activists Target Fashion Week Shows With No Black Models

Its unclear what hashtag will be used or what social media platforms will be involved. Hardison did not respond to requests for an interview. But considering recent history, her campaign may be the first to scare the designers in to looking into who they cast in their shows. Young black and Latino internet users are more than twice as likely to use Twitter as are white internet users, according to the Pew Internet & American Life Project. Black and Latino internet users overindex on Instagram and Tumblr, too. That social media leverage translates to formidable cultural power.
Source: http://abcnews.go.com/ABC_Univision/social-media-activists-target-fashion-week-shows-black/story?id=19918430

Stretch maternity fashion beyond pregnancy

Sarah King of Webster Groves, who is now eight months pregnant with her first child, said that she didnt buy any maternity clothes, but she did opt for going a size up on some outfits. The slim King, who owns and runs Blush Boutique, describes her style as boho street, so shes used to wearing layers that drape and flow. Ive been pretty fortunate, because I could use a lot of stuff that was already in my wardrobe, King said. But obviously I had to stop torturing myself and trying to stuff myself into skinny jeans. Now, shes sticking to maxi dresses and tunics with leggings that she wears below her belly. She also had a few Free People pants with a smocked waist and wider leg that worked well into her pregnancy.
Source: http://www.stltoday.com/lifestyles/fashion-and-style/debra-bass/stretch-maternity-fashion-beyond-pregnancy/article_fadd048f-6b9f-54d3-a468-c2b152ddde72.html

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Fashion Business Series by SFFAMA: Local Services

The — used construction equipment to tunnel his way inside he cut holes in the drywall of a public bathroom. In the back of the store security cameras captured and gathering his call for about twenty minutes. He left with 8000 dollars and high fashion merchant — We’ve had — Shawshank redemption moment. To — literally has burrowed — our walls to come into our store. How the store manager said that — actually ignored the most expensive items. He was clearly on a specific commission and only targeted — from one single designer favorite designer they got — got a certain specific takes. This transcript has been automatically generated and may not be 100% accurate.
Source: http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/thief-tunnels-california-fashion-boutique-19916539