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    Fashion History Classics: Who invented the Marilyn Dress?

    November 26th, 2014

    Who doesn’t know the famous scene of the film ‘Seven Year Itch’ (filmed in 1955 at the corner of Lexington Avenue & 52nd Street in New York) where Marilyn Monroe has been shown standing over a subway grate while wearing a beautiful, billowing, white neck-holder dress? Read the rest of this entry »

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    Fashion Accessory: Marc Jacobs bobble clutch

    November 21st, 2014

    A stylish girl’s must-have, this supple leather clutch from Marc by Marc Jacobs boasts vintage-inspired charm. Perfect for a night out, travel, or off-duty ease.

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    The Top 5 Brick & Motar Stores

    November 18th, 2014

    Today, it’s all about brick & motar stores. Here are our top 5 favorits.

    In case you are missing one of your favorites or would love to dive deeper into the realm of brick & motars a bit deeper, check out FAD – The Ultimate Fashion Dictionary. Our very own iPhone Fashion App lists all notable brick & motar’s in great detail.

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    1_Barneys New York

    Barneys New York, chain of luxury department stores, founded by Barney Pressman in 1923. The company’s headquarters is located in Manhattan, New York but can also be found in Beverly Hills, Las Vegas, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, Dallas and other locations across the US. Amongst others, Barneys carries brands such as Giorgio Armani, Manolo Blahnik, Marc Jacobs, Jil Sander, Prada and Fendi, only to name a few.

    2_Bergdorf Goodman

    Bergdorf Goodman, luxurious department store, founded by Herman Bergdorf in 1899. Located in the heart of Manhattan, New York, the retail house was owned by Edwin Goodman who eventually passed the business over to his son Andrew. Today, Bergdorf Goodman is part of the Neiman Marcus realm.

    3_Fred Segal

    Fred Segal, American businessman, founder of namesake retail store Fred Segal. Segal, who used to work in branding and fashion marketing was a master of architectural design. He noticed a development of casualty in fashion and decided to open a new store promoting new fashion custom jeans. His jeans were fashion forward and form-fitting which resulted in much popularity that allowed him to sell those jeans at a price 5 times higher than average. Segal took all responsibilities in his own hands, buying, designing and visual merchandising by himself. In 1985 the brand opened its first “Fred Segal Santa Monica” store now also selling suits and shirts. This shop became more and more popular and well known for great service, quality and selection, which led to a large clientele of celebrities including Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley, The Beatles and Oprah Winfrey. Fred Segal revolutionized jeans making them fashionable and formfitting.

    4_Henri Bendel

    Henri Bendel, American upscale retailer, founded in 1895. Based in New York, the specialty store for women offers a variety of fashion accessories, cosmetics and fragrances.

    5_Neiman Marcus

    Neiman-Marcus, American luxury department store, founded by Carrie Marcus Neiman, Herbert Marcus and Abraham Lincoln “Al” Neiman in 1907. The retailer is headquartered in Dallas, Texas and operated by the Neiman Marcus Group in the US.

     

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    High Fashion Trend 2014: A.W.A.K.E – No or Go?

    November 13th, 2014

    Each season, A.W.A.K.E. designer Natalia Alaverdian picks a sort of spirit animal for her collection. What do you think of this latest design?

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    Fashion Style Tip: Off the cuff

    November 11th, 2014

    A statement-making choice in rich black suede, these structured cuff ankle boots by Sergio Rossi add a high-impact finish to fashion-forward looks. Combine them with a knit mini-dress and oversized shopper for an amazing look!

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    Let’s ask the Fashion Dictionary: Who’s Caroline Reboux

    November 7th, 2014

    Caroline Reboux also known as the “Queen of the Milliners” was a French fashion designer who lived from 1837 to 1927.

    Must known fashion person #45: Caroline Reboux

    Reboux is well known for inventing the famous cloche hat in 1908. The ‘Queen of the Milliners’ and well known as the one and only creative fashion hat designer back then, opened her first hat shop in Paris in 1865.

    In the 1920s, Reboux was also the first designer who added a veil to a woman’s hat.

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