Alvin Valley Launches eTailoring

Alvin Valley

Alvin Valley

New York fashion designer Alvin Valley, has announced the launch of eTailoring™, a newly minted online service which provides clients the option of having tailoring done in the comfort of their homes or offices.

“I am dedicated to positioning Alvin Valley at the forefront of fashion technology, and leading it into highly integrated online/offline interactions with its customers,” said Alvin Valley CEO/CTO Damion Hankejh. “Delivering the convenience of a much needed and first of its kind service, such as personalized tailoring, uniquely positions us to remain engaged with customers, leading to more opportunities for cross-selling to a captive audience during the service experience.”

The eTailoring™ service was exclusively launched through Alvin Valley Direct. It is currently available in Manhattan, with later launch dates set for Los Angeles and across the country.

Clients may book their desired eTailoring™ time via AlvinValley.com, and all services will be done by certified tailors, who also will guarantee alterations.

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H&M – “The First Ten Years” Of Designer Collaborations Tome

H&M - The First Ten Years

H&M – The First Ten Years

Everyone’s favorite brand collaboration retailer, and in fact the one’s that started it all, H&M is celebrating 10 years of designer partnerships with a new coffee table book.

The book titled “The First Ten Years,” will be available on November 6th to coincide with H&M’s next highly anticipated designer brand collaboration with Alexander Wang.

“The First Ten Years,” will be packed with never before seen behind the scenes images, as well as designer interviews and an insight into the each partnership from some of our fav’s, – Karl Lagerfeld, Lanvin, Stella McCartney, Versace, Matthew Williamson, Viktor & Rolf, Masion Martin Margiela, Jimmy Choo and Roberto Cavalli.

The book will be available in about 250 H&M stores, and will retail for 9.90 Euros, or about $11.50 US, with 25 percent of the proceeds going to UNICEF. www.hm.com

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Halle Berry Introduces Scandale Paris Lingerie At Target

Actress Halle Berry is about to take on a new role as co-owner and curator of the luxurious French lingerie brand, Scandale Paris, The actress is set to unveil an exclusive line of intimates at select Target stores and Target.com on Oct. 27.

“I fell in love with Scandale while I was in Paris, because the brand reminded me of the city itself – beautiful and inspiring,” said Berry. “I am excited for the US debut to be at Target and to launch the brand globally in 2015. I look forward to giving more women the chance to enjoy what European women have come to love for more than eight decades.”

Halle Berry - Scandale Paris Collection

Halle Berry – Scandale Paris Collection

The Scandale Paris collection is a curated array of flattering lace-accented bras and panties, affordably priced at less than $20 apiece. The collection offers a flattering, impeccable construction, fit and support mingled with an undeniably Parisian air of sophistication

“Target’s known for creating a sense of discovery, filled with exceptional products and unbeatable prices,” said Kathee Tesija, chief merchandising and supply chain officer, Target. “Halle has an amazing eye for style, and by partnering with her on the launch of Scandale Paris, we’re able to offer our guests a line of intimates we think they’ll love – the ultimate blend of luxury and functionality – at a value only Target can deliver.” www.target.com

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Wolffepack – Introduces Cool Conceptual Backpack

OK it may come as a surprise but even I from time to time like cool geeky tech products and accessories and although I’m not the typical backpack user, a radical new concept in backpack design is set to revolutionize the way backpacks are worn.

The new wolffepack® backpack provides a simple solution to an everyday problem that users encounter – how to get to your backpack without the hassle of unstrapping and taking the whole pack off.

The wolffepack® backpack lets you swing the pack from its normal position on your back swiftly round to your front in one simple and secure action and then back again without moving the shoulder straps.

This ingenious invention is the brainchild of British inventor and engineer, David Wolffe, who quit his corporate career as a Finance Director to develop the wolffepack® backpack. The company has working prototypes, pre-production samples and manufacturing partners in place, with the first production run scheduled for January 2015.

“For years I’ve watched people take their backpacks off time and again to get something out, to move it out of the way on a crowded train or because they’re worried about security, said creator David Wolffe. I knew there had to be a better way. With the help of an extraordinary team we’ve perfected the design of the wolffepack® backpack. Now everyone can be part of the backpack revolution through Kickstarter.”

The wolffepack® backpack contains a patent-pending orbital trapeze technology called the expetoSYSTEM®. This has been combined with a sleek aesthetic backpack design to accommodate all the devices and gear you need to carry.

The brand has just launched a Kickstarter campaign - rstl.es/10lUw7s - wolffepack® to raise £30,000 or $48,000 to fund the first production run.

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Lagerfeld x Pharrell Collab

Pharrell Williams, Cara Delevingne and Hudson Kroenig

Pharrell Williams, Cara Delevingne and Hudson Kroenig

THPFashion Buzz: When it comes to fashion collaborations, the first names that come to mind are Karl Lagerfeld and Pharrell Williams. Well you guessed it; the two have just collaborated on a film project, directed by Lagerfeld, which stars Williams who’s also known for his love of Chanel sautoirs.

The film project also stars, Chanel model Cara Delevingne and Lagerfeld six year old godson Hudson Kroenig, son of model Brad Kroenig. The film will see its debut on December 2nd at the Chanel Paris-Salzburg pre-fall show.

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Victoria’s Secret – New Scandalous Fragrance & Bra Collection

Victoria's Secret Angel - Jasmine Tookes

Victoria’s Secret Angel – Jasmine Tookes

Just in time for the holiday’s and before the brands first UK runway show, Victoria’s Secret Angel Jasmine Tookes unveils the all-new Victoria’s Secret Scandalous fragrance and Very Sexy Scandalous bra collection. The stunning Supermodel is the face of the brand’s newest campaign. 

The NEW Scandalous collections take sexy to the edge. The fragrance is a fruity-floral provocative scent with notes of Raspberry Liqueur, Black Peony and Praline enclosed in an ultra-luxe studded glass bottle with a satin ribbon atomizer.

The brand new bra collection is playful and seductive – perfect for the fall and holiday season. The bras are ultra-sexy and dramatic with fishnet lace and patent leather detailing. With plenty of push-up, a provocative balconet shape and a dramatic upward cut that’s front and center, the Scandalous collection is all about pushing boundaries.

“We are excited to add the new Victoria’s Secret Scandalous fragrance and Very Sexy Scandalous bra collection to our assortment,” said Sharen Jester Turney, president and chief executive officer of Victoria’s Secret. “The edgier bra offerings are sleek and modern, and the fragrance is warm and sultry, providing our customer a new way to express herself.”

The Victoria’s Secret Scandalous fragrance collection includes: $58 Eau de Parfum 1.7 oz., $78 Eau de Parfum 3.4 oz., $25 Fragrance Mist 8.4 oz., $20 Fragrance Lotion 6.7 oz., and $25 scented candle 14 oz. The Scandalous bra collection starts at $58 and is available in Push-up, Bombshell Push-up, Push-up Balconet and Unlined Demi in sizes B-DD.

The Scandalous fragrance and Very Sexy Scandalous bra collections are available in Victoria’s Secret stores, online at www.VictoriasSecret.com and in the catalogue today.

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GAPKids + Kate Spade New York + Jack Spade Collab

FullSizeRenderThe Gap is set to launch kate spade new york and Jack Spade for GapKids, a limited-edition girls’ and boys’ apparel and accessories collection for Holiday 2014. This marks kate spade new york and Jack Spade’s first foray into childrenswear as well as the first time the Kate Spade & Company brands will partner together.

Retaining the DNA of kate spade new york and Jack Spade, inspiration was taken from the collection’s archives. The collection features recreated signature pieces from the past, downsized and in fabrics more suited to children’s play and adventure. The collection blends the playful feminine and colorful twists of kate spade new york and the energetic charm of Jack Spade with GapKids’ iconic American style.

“Collaborating with iconic American brands such as kate spade new york and Jack Spade is a way of bringing style and optimism to the GapKids customer,” said Rebekka Bay, Creative Director and EVP, Gap Global Design. “We really wanted to celebrate the best of all three brands, the casualness of GapKids, the playfulness and prettiness of kate spade new york and the quirkiness of Jack Spade.”

“I couldn’t think of a better partner than Gap to collaborate with on a children’s collection,” said Deborah Lloyd, Chief Creative Officer, Kate Spade & Company. “Their colorful and playful spirit aligns perfectly with ours and they’ve helped us realize our vision of dressing little ones head to toe in kate spade new york and Jack Spade for their next big adventure.”

With prices starting from $9.95 up to $130, the collection will be available in select Gap stores and on gap.com starting on October 30th for two weeks only in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Hong Kong and Japan. www.gap.com

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Alexander Wang x H&M Runway Event

Last Thursday, October 16th the Armory on the Hudson in New York City was transformed from an indoor track and field stadium to a futuristic runway fashion arena for the global launch of the Alexander Wang x H&M collection, one of the most anticipated and stylish designer brand partnerships of the season.

The celebrity crowd included: Jessica Chastain, Kate Mara, Dakota Fanning, Natasha Lyonne, Justin Theroux, Solange Knowles, Mary J. Blige and the return of Tyson Beckford to the runway. The show was followed by a performance by hip-hop artist Sharaya J and a surprise set by musical artist Missy Elliott.

Alexander Wang x H&M Runway Event

Alexander Wang x H&M Runway Event

“Tonight’s event for the launch of Alexander Wang x H&M was about high energy and a full experience that goes beyond fashion; from the attitude and speed of the show, to the pop-up store in a locker-room setting, and the performances by Missy Elliott and Sharaya J at the after-party,” says Alexander Wang. “I wanted for everyone to be able to just let go and have fun and hopefully we achieved that tonight.”

In addition to the crowd of celebrities and fashion industry press, fans of both brands who won tickets through a golden ticket initiative via vending machines, held in selected H&M stores around New York were also on hand for the launch. The event was also available globally via live streaming on hm.com and alexanderwang.com.

Alexander Wang x H&M Runway Event

Alexander Wang x H&M Runway Event

“Tonight’s celebration truly reflected the theme of the Alexander Wang x H&M collection. It was like being at the ultimate meeting between fashion and sport, and it was perfect to launch it here in New York,” says Margareta van den Bosch, H&M’s creative advisor.

The collection will be available in 250 H&M stores worldwide, and online starting November 6, 2014 www.hm.com.

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WILDFOX Opens LA Flagship Boutique

Wildfox LA Boutique

Wildfox LA Boutique

It’s official, Los Angeles-based women’s label, Wildfox Couture, has officially opened the doors to its first flagship retail store located on Sunset Blvd in the iconic Sunset Plaza shopping district.

To help kick-off the opening of the new boutique was a trendy fashionable hipster crowd of shopper’s and celeb’s that included – model Alessandra Ambrosio, Nick Cannon, actress Kerris Dorsey of Showtime’s “Ray Donovan,” G. Hannelius of Disney’s “Dog with a Blog,” Katherine McNamara, Scott Disick, Peyton List, Hollywood fav Jared Eng of Just Jared, and yours truly who donned a cool red heart shaped sequined headband and blinking bow-bracelet seen on my Instagram page: TodHFashStylistOfficial along with a few additional fun party pix.

Alessandra Ambrosio at Wildfox Boutique

Alessandra Ambrosio at Wildfox Boutique

“We are thrilled our customers finally have the opportunity to experience all of our products in one place, commented Wildfox CEO Jimmy Sommers. The flagship location will always carry the newest and widest assortment of styles. The space is meant to feel like walking into the ultimate Wildfox girl’s dream closet. The look of the store will change with the release of every collection so I want customers to experience each campaign photo shoot brought to life.”

The 2,000 square foot space will showcase the brand’s iconic ultra-soft, graphic tees, jumpers, dresses, and bottoms, angora blend sweater knits, eyewear, denim, swimwear as well as the full Kids range.

(l) Kerris Dorsey, (c) G. Hannelius (r) Katherine McNamara

(l) Kerris Dorsey (c) G. Hannelius (r) Katherine McNamara

Designed by Katie Hurley, Owner and Founder of Fineas+Clover, the flagship’s décor is best described as an eclectic fusion of locally sourced, vintage pieces with modern accents. Expertly blending antique Mastercraft brass tables and delicate vintage china displays complemented by etched filigree mirrors and hand blown glass chandeliers, the interior transforms the Wildfox personality into a physical space patrons can experience on an intimate level.

Launching exclusively in-store for holiday season, customers will be able to completely customize their own sunglasses by pairing any existing frame with a lens finish of their choice. Leenabell jewelry designer, Monica Stanley, has several of her collections available for purchase in the Wildfox store. Ranging from dainty to chunky, vintage to modern, and fine to custom, price points are between $100-1800.

Nick Cannon at Wildfox Boutique

Nick Cannon at Wildfox Boutique

Wildfox Flagship Store boutique is located at 8710 Sunset Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90069 Hours: 11am-7pm Sunday-Thursday and 11am-9pm Friday & Saturday Tel: 310.855.9030

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LACOSTE – The Retro Men’s LS.12 Sneaker

LACOSTE - LS.12 Sneaker

LACOSTE – LS.12 Sneaker

LACOSTE is taking its LS.12 sneaker from the tennis court to the urban landscape as the brand re-introduces a limited edition of the classic LS.12 menswear style. Inspired by the 1987 tennis court model the new LS.12 edition has a masculine monochrome design crafted from calfskin leather and tone-on-tone suede, with a thick sole designed for urban street-wear.

The new LS.12 has moved away from the classic white style and is now available in – Navy Blue, Asphalt Black and Dark Brown. The LS.12 is available exclusively at LACOSTE.com and LACOSTE boutiques worldwide and retails for $195.

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