Indochino Opens Beverly Hills Showroom

Indochino - Beverly Hills Showroom

Indochino – Beverly Hills Showroom

Indochino known for their custom menswear traveling tailor shops is opening brick and mortar retail showrooms with a newly opened location in Beverly Hills.

The new Indochino showroom allows for a one on one private concierge appointment with a Style Guide who take you through the complete made-to-measure process that includes – a custom fitting as well as options on how to personalizing your suit from fabrics, buttons, vents, pockets, lapels and monograms options.

Indochino - Beverly Hills Showroom

Indochino – Beverly Hills Showroom

The tailoring process takes four weeks upon which your finished tailored garments are delivered to the showroom and a second fitting is scheduled to ensure the perfect fit.

I recently went into the new Beverly Hills showroom for my own personal custom made-to-measure experience with a Style Guide and here are the results.

Then new Beverly Hills showroom also has an exclusive Groom’s Lounge dedicated to grooms and groomsmen for that perfect wedding day fit.

Indochino custom suits start at $449 with shirts at $79. To celebrate the grand opening of the new Beverly Hills showroom, Indochino is giving away a wrinkle free shirt worth $79, with the purchase of any full price suit, until September 13th 2015.

Indochino - Beverly Hills Showroom

Indochino – Beverly Hills Showroom

The new Beverly Hills showroom is located at 9407 S. Santa Monica Blvd. To book an appointment go to: indochino.com/showrooms.

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Gilt Announces The Launch of Gilt by Appointment

MTMyNTM2NjkzNjM4MDQ4Mzg3Gilt, www.gilt.com, the innovative online shopping destination, has just announced some very exciting news with the launch of Gilt by Appointment, a new appointment-based in-person shopping experience exclusive to Gilt members.  With the help of a personal stylist, members will be able to try on and shop a curated assortment of designer apparel, shoes and accessories in an intimate showroom setting located within Gilt’s New York City midtown office.

Starting today, members can pre-register for appointments, which begin Tuesday, September 8, 2015.

The showroom is filled with Gilt’s signature steals, including an assortment of designer & luxury labels and current season must-haves.  Members can purchase designer names like – Vintage Chanel, Vintage Hermes, Isabel Marant, Derek Lam, Miu Miu, Balenciaga, Jimmy Choo, Anna Sui, Tibi, Helmut Lang and more.

All items include Gilt’s standard up to 70% off discount, making Gilt by Appointment one of the only destinations in New York City where customers can shop top designers at a discount with the help of a personal stylist.

“We always look for new ways to engage our members and bring them insider access to the most coveted brands,” said Clay Cowan, Chief Marketing Officer, Gilt.com. “Launching the Gilt by Appointment showroom opens up a whole new way of shopping Gilt, allowing our members to experience the perks of Gilt.com with the convenience that comes with brick and mortar shopping, including trying on and seeing items in-person, shopping with a personal stylist, and the excitement of taking home their purchases that day.”

To book an appointment, members can visit the Gilt by Appointment scheduling page, www.Gilt.com/GiltByAppointment, and select the session that best fits them:

  • Shared: Two members (and their plus ones) can shop the showroom with the help of a Gilt personal stylist.
  • Private: One member can shop the showroom solo, or with one or two guests of their choosing. A Gilt personal stylist will be on site to assist with selecting pieces.
  • Group: One member and up to five of their friends can shop the showroom with the help of a Gilt personal stylist.

On the appointment page, members can note the occasion or pieces they’re shopping for. The Gilt personal stylist will then pull the appropriate pieces ahead of time and assist the customer in selecting the best items for their event, personal style, and budget.

The showroom is open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. All appointments will last anywhere between 60 and 90 minutes.

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Uniqlo + Lemaire Collaboration

Uniqlo + Lemaire Collaboration

Uniqlo + Lemaire Collaboration

Just when we thought Uniqlo had shown us the most fashionable of its brand collaborations comes the latest partnership with former Hermès designer Christophe Lemaire.

The new Uniqlo and Lemaire men’s and women’s collection is tailored after the brands Japanese values of simplicity, quality and longevity.

Uniqlo + Lemaire Women's Collaboration

Uniqlo + Lemaire Women’s Collection

The collection is so chic and sophisticated that you’ll find yourself stylishly dressed from day to night in simplistic elegance that will become the building blocks of your style.

The over 30-piece collection, which ranges in price from $39.90 to $189.90 has several standout pieces one of which is a women’s cashmere blended robe coat that’s the perfect cover-up for all occasions. Can you say OMG! This is the piece that I’ve always dreamed of.

Uniqlo + Lemaire Men's Collaboration

Uniqlo + Lemaire Men’s Collection

The Uniqlo and Lemaire collection will be available at Uniqlo 5th Avenue and 34th street stores in New York as well as online. www.uniqlo.com

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Vogue Runway Is Coming Soon!

Vogue Runway

Vogue Runway

On the eve of New York Fashion Weeks Spring 2016 shows comes the news that Vogue will release its latest digital platform simply titled ‘Vogue Runway.’ As the official VOGUE Daily release states – If you’re anything like us, you’re already thinking about September and the Spring 2016 season. With that in mind, we’re eager to share some news about the upcoming launch of Vogue Runway, scheduled for next Monday, August 31.

Vogue Runway

Vogue Runway

Vogue.com has been reporting on fashion shows since Day One, of course, but we’re about to get behind them in a whole new way, expanding our coverage to more than 450 collections each season, adding international Fashion Weeks to the schedule, and bringing menswear into the mix. What’s more, our archive will extend all the way back to the Spring 2000 shows, and will include more than 1 million runway, detail, backstage, and front-row pictures, not to mention thousands of videos and the most thorough array of street style photographs anywhere. But Vogue Runway is more than just a destination for runway coverage. We’ll also be reporting on fashion news as it happens and publishing insightful analyses from the industry’s most respected voices—Sarah Mower, Lynn Yaeger, Luke Leitch, and Maya Singer, among them—starting from the very first day we’re live. Coming Monday: an in-depth look at an influential fashion moment that’s resonating on the runways now. Don’t miss it!

Well I don’t know about you but I can’t wait! Check out the Vogue Runway teaser. www.vogue.com   

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Cole Haan – Updates The Pinch Campus Loafer For Fall 2015

Cole Haan - Pinch Campus Loafer

Cole Haan – Pinch Campus Loafer

Cole Haan, the iconic American lifestyle footwear and accessories brand, introduces an updated version of the classic Pinch Campus loafer, as part of its Fall 2015 collection.

The new Pinch Campus design is a reinterpretation of a classic American silhouette, updated with innovative Cole Haan technology.

Cole Haan - Men's Pinch Campus Loafer

Cole Haan – Men’s Pinch Campus Loafer

As part of the launch, Cole Haan is releasing a new multi-channel campaign, entitled ‘The New Class’ shot by photographer Christian Hogstedt. The campaign shot predominantly on a renowned Ivy League campus, featuring students and professors.

The Pinch Campus loafer first gained popularity on Ivy League campuses in the 1950s. Cole Haan has updated this classic silhouette with a redesigned interior, outfitted with an ultra-flexible and wearable sole, adding lightness, flexibility and cushioning that also has a storm welt finish which allows for protection during wet days.

Cole Haan - Women's Pinch Campus Loafer

Cole Haan – Women’s Pinch Campus Loafer

“The Pinch Campus is the epitome of elegant innovation, representing a collision of style, craft and engineering,” said David Maddocks, Chief Marketing Officer & GM of Business Development at Cole Haan. “While it is, in every way, a classic Pinch Penny Loafer, it is also decidedly younger, with a longer vamp, storm welt, athletic shoe-like toe box and all rubber outsole,” he continued.

The new Men’s and Women’s Pinch Campus loafer retails for $140 with the Men’s Pinch Campus boot retailing for $200. The Pinch Campus collection is available at Colehaan.com and Cole Haan stores.

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Steve Madden x Ja Rule Collab

Maven x Madden (top) Alliance, (middle) Vanquish,  (bottom) Infinate - retail  $194.95

Maven x Madden (top) Alliance, (middle) Vanquish, (bottom) Infinate – retail $194.95

Steve Madden has joins forces with Grammy nominated rap artist, Ja Rule, to launch an exclusive collection for Steve Madden Mens. The Pre-Fall ’15 collaboration includes bold sneakers, dress shoes and motorcycle-style kicks in soft nappa, nubuck leather and suede. Metallic ornamentation and detailing, such as handcuff eyelets and skeleton keys, are integrated throughout the collection to symbolize the obstacles both Ja Rule and Steve Madden have overcome, and their success through hard work and dedication.

“He came to the table with all of these ideas,” said Steve Madden. “He’s an awesome guy, we click. It’s been fun to collaborate with artists. I enjoy it. I enjoy the creative spark.”

“I wanted to partner with Steve to create a line that was both stylish and affordable,” said Ja Rule. “I love all the styles, but my favorites, I would have to say, are the high-top nubuck sneaker, the brush-off chelsea boot. The Maven motorcycle-style boot is something different from anything out there.” 

The Maven x Madden collection is priced from $145 to $195 and will be available at select Steve Madden stores, SteveMadden.com, Macy’s, Dillard’s and other specialty retailers.  

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Norman Norell Fragrance To Be Relaunched

Norell New York

Norell New York

The first American designer fragrance is remastered with the launch of Norell New York by Parlux Fragrances Ltd. Norman Norell, known for revolutionizing American ready-to-wear, and was known for making – the best clothes ever made, dressed some of the most stylish women of his day Marilyn Monroe, Jackie Kennedy and Lauren Bacall introduced the iconic fragrance known as Norell in 1968.

Norell New York has been reimagined and modernized for the next generation of American style setters.

With the pure quality of its ingredients and exquisite blend of notes, containing over 200 Jasmine petals as well as a most noble and expensive ingredient, Orris Butter the new fragrance comes in a handcrafted bottle designed by Baccaret.

“Norell New York represents the utmost in luxury fragrance.  From the captivating scent to the exquisite flacon, we are proud to further restore the artistry of fragrance for a new generation,” says Donald Loftus, President of Parlux Ltd.

The ad campaign celebrates the legacy of Norman Norell and features Riley Keough, granddaughter of Norell, wearing original Norell designs that look as modern today as when they were created. Michael Avedon, grandson of legendary photographer Richard Avedon, shot the campaign in a way that evokes a sense of nostalgia with its unique, timeless quality.

PARFUM (LIMITED EDITION)–$1500.00 (1.7 oz/50 ml)
EAU DE PARFUM–$150.00 (3.4 oz/100 ml)
BODY CREAM–$95.00 (6.7 oz/189 g)
BODY OIL–$80.00 (8.0oz /240 ml)

Norell New York launches mid-August and is available exclusively at Bergdorf Goodman in New York and Neiman Marcus nationwide. www.bergdorfgoodman.com www.neimanmarcus.com

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Bucardo Gives The Apple Watch Pocket Appeal

Bucardo - The Pendulum Collection

Bucardo – The Pendulum Collection

The Apple Watch gets pocket appeal as California-based lifestyle company Bucardo launches their newest product line: The Pendulum Collection on Kickstarter. The Pendulum Collection is a line of premium accessories that transform the Apple Watch into a classic pocket watch or stylish pendant necklace.

Featuring silver and gold plating and crystals by Swarovski®, the Pendulum Collection includes offerings for both men and women.

For men, Bucardo presents a thoughtfully designed pocket watch with a refined pinstripe or hammered cover that flips open to reveal the Apple Watch face.

For women, Bucardo offers two takes on the vintage-inspired pendant. The locket pendant conceals the face of the Apple Watch behind an eye-catching cover that features a constellation or starburst engraving. Worn around the neck uncovered, the charm pendant allows wearers to personalize their look with a selection of elegant charms. In addition, a detachable chain accompanies each accessory.

Bucardo - The Pendulum Collection

Bucardo – The Pendulum Collection

Each Pendulum accessory will be packaged with a custom-fit cedar-wood insert which is designed to be used as a freestanding docking station for the Apple Watch. Bucardo specializes in reinventing classic products for the modern world. “We are so excited to offer a way to transform the Apple Watch into a more personalized accessory for any occasion,” stated Jonas Lee, co-founder of Bucardo. “As wearable technology becomes a part of our everyday lives, we want to enable users to tailor it to their own style and needs. With the Pendulum Collection, we are making it possible in a beautiful and timeless way.”

Base accessories start at $150 and will retail online at www.bucardostyle.com in addition to select specialty boutiques and better department stores.

The Pendulum Collection is now available for early backers of the Kickstarter project. For more information, click here: http://bit.ly/bucardo

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Giuseppe Zanotti To Design – Janet Jackson Tour Footwear

Giuseppe Zanotti  - Janet Jackson Tour Footwear

Giuseppe Zanotti – Janet Jackson Tour Footwear

Giuseppe Zanotti has announced the exclusive design of Janet Jackson’s footwear for her Unbreakable World tour. 

Janet will be wearing custom-made styles, based on one of Zanotti’s most popular sneakers, which have been exclusively customized in several unique color ways for the tour.

“I am thrilled to have been asked by Janet to create the shoes for her tour.  She has been a great friend for many years, and I have the utmost respect for her as one of the most iconic and outstanding artists and style icons of our time.  It is a true honor and pleasure to see her wear and enjoy my special creations made for her.  We are so excited to see her on tour.  I, along with all her fans are really overjoyed,” says Mr. Giuseppe Zanotti.

The Unbreakable World Tour is scheduled to begin August 31st in Vancouver, BC in support of Janet’s first studio album in seven years due this Fall.

The first single from the album, “No Sleeep” has already entered the Top 5 on the music charts.

The special edition shoes will be available in a select number of branded stores and wholesale outlets for purchase during the tour. www.giuseppezanottidesign.com/us

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SHOWstudio Presents – Lee Alexander McQueen 1969-2010

“Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty,” the exhibition which features the archival work of the late Lee Alexander McQueen, recently closed its second record-breaking museum retrospective in London. But if you missed both the V&A and the Metropolitan exhibitions you’re still able to experience the beauty of the late great McQueen’s archives as Nick Knight along with filmmaker Younji Ku and art director Jon Emmony have created a video short of the designers work titled “Lee Alexander McQueen 1969-2010” which is currently available for view at SHOWstudio.

Knight and his team have taken some of McQueen’s most spectacular creations and crafted them into an incredibly eerie and compelling 3-D memorable film by distorting and manipulating the images leaving the viewer with a haunting yet insightful look into the world of Alexander McQueen.

This isn’t the first McQueen project from Nick Knight and SHOWstudio. Other works include – “McQueen: The London Years,” “Black 2015” and “Unseen McQueen” which features a sit down interview with McQueen and never before seen footage as he discusses his work and collaborations.“Unseen McQueen” was released in conjunction with the V&A’s “Savage Beauty” exhibition. www.showstudio.com

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