Saturday, August 29, 2015

The Fashion Net Awards


FASHION NET, which introduced the world of fashion to the Internet when it launched in January 1995, connects premium fashion and luxury brands with millions of influential trendsetters and fashion-savvy consumers each year. As it celebrates the 20th anniversary of its historic launch, FASHION NET is holding another world's first: the online-only FASHION NET Awards.
With 27 wide-ranging industry categories, including “Womenswear Designer of the Year,” “Designer of the Year,” “Brand of the Year,” and “Lifetime Achievement,” four finalists have made the cut in each group, and features some of fashion’s great luminaries such as John Galliano, Phoebe Philo, Riccardo Tisci and Sarah Burton. The full list at https://www.fashion.net/awards

Winners will be announced on September 17th, the last day of NYFW.


"The FASHION NET Awards recognize the exceptional talents of innovators and influencers in fashion as we enter a new era," says Stig Harder, Founder. "An increasingly omnipresent Internet is kindling an entirely new way of interacting with fashion, where changes in trends and tastes come about with the immediacy of a world where eventually nothing is offline."

Presented by QUINTESSENTIALLY and supported by ACADEMY OF ART UNIVERSITY, BLCK INK, GEN ART and ALICE BOW, the FASHION NET Awards is a celebration of excellence and vision in the fashion industry worldwide. The selection of this year’s nominees and winners are made by the FASHION NET Awards Committee, consisting of FASHION NET editors and leading fashion industry professionals. 

Will you be watching?

Back to Basics with Johnson's

Are you looking for a great way to get your little one back to school ready? Whether pre-school or grade school, most Mom's are always looking for easier ways to manage their children's hair. So why not go back to the basics?

JOHNSON'S, the most trusted name in baby care, is rooted in science and has more than 100 years of leadership in the industry. JOHNSON'S uses that knowledge and expertise to create pure, mild, gentle and clinically proven products formulated especially for children’s delicate hair and skin.  That is why JOHNSON’S has an exclusive three step regimen to nourish your child’s growing hair with JOHNSON’S NO MORE TANGLES products. A baby’s hair may double in thickness by their second birthday, but remains more delicate than adult hair. Baby hair is more prone to breakage, and for this reason, JOHNSON’S NO MORE TANGLES regimen is formulated with hair conditioners that gently moisturize as they cleanse, to help hair grow.

These lovely little models show us how it's done! And it's as simple as one, two, three!


The three-step regimen is essential for maintaining healthy-looking and nourished hair.

Step 1: JOHNSON’S NO MORE TANGLES shampoo & conditioner leaves hair beautiful
and easy to manage, cleanses with extra conditioners for healthy looking and fresh smelling hair.
Leaves hair easier to comb/manage without feeling weighed down. (Paraben free, phthalate free and triclosan free) The "NO MORE TEARS" formula is as gentle to eyes as pure water and it's available for Thick Curly hair and Straight Thin hair. 

Step 2: JOHNSON’S NO MORE TANGLES leave-in-conditioner controls wild frizz and tangles for silky, shiny hair. It's light weight formula helps to unlock stubborn tangles and gently conditions toddlers hair to leave it soft and manageable. NO MORE TANGLES Shampoos and conditioners help toddles hair stay smooth and strong to help prevent breakage.

Step 3: JOHNSON’S® NO MORE TANGLES® detangling spray instantly unlocks stubborn
knots in wet or dry hair. Works to instantly unlock knots and tangles to improve manageability for easy trouble free combing. Gentle NO MORE TEARS formula helps to lubricate hair, helping it stay strong so it will break less.

There's nothing better than the finished product and when it looks as good as this, your little princess will be back to school ready in no time! 

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Levi's Newest Denim Collection

Introducing the New Women’s Denim Collection!

The Levi’s brand has harnessed over 80 years of women’s denim expertise, paired that knowledge with the innovation and relevancy of today, and obsessed over the details to create a transformational women’s jean collection that is modern, feminine and sexy. 
The Levi’s design team traveled the globe to identify the key fits and styles women want, working to optimize the latest fabric innovations and slimming technologies, and creating the perfect jean for every body type. The ultimate women’s denim collection includes the most advanced stretch and recovery, authentic Levi’s details, and world-class finishing.

Levi's are as cool as they've ever been. See why...

Cinch It In

I've been seeing and hearing about all types of waist trainers and the potential dangers of wearing them but I thought to myself, there has to be a safer way to cinch your waist in a comfortable yet stylish way. You know it's all about the foundations you wear when it comes to looking the best you can in your clothes. Wearing the right bra changes things and apparently wearing the right shape wear plays a huge part as well. Even the most fit celebrities in the world sometimes wear some sort of shape wear for their red carpet appearances so why shouldn't you?

The Mother Tucker Corset is not a waist trainer, rather it uses bendable stays, soft boning and 2 layers of  SecureStretch to provide gentle compression and maximum adjust-ability.  I tried it and guess what gals? I LOVE it! 

But where did the corset come from? As per Wikipedia, the corset has been an important article of clothing for several centuries, evolving as fashion trends have changed. Women, as well as some men, have used it to change the appearance of their bodies. The corset first became popular in sixteenth-century Europe, reaching the zenith of its popularity in the Victorian era. The earliest image of a possible corset was made ca. 2000 BC. The image is of a Cretan woman, and the article of clothing depicted might be perceived as a corset; however, it is worn as an outer-garment. While the corset has typically been worn as an undergarment, it has occasionally been used as an outer-garment; corsets as outer-garments can be seen in the national dress of many European countries.

So...here's the thought for the day..."Don't force it, just Corset"! The Mother Tucker Corset is a wardrobe essential that's comfortable enough to wear all day and thin enough to hide under your clothes. Created with 2 layers of SecureStretch material for double compression, this smart corset slims your waist and tummy while concealing bothersome back bulge. The soft boning ensures the corset will stay in place without rolling or digging, and the lightweight and breathable fabric provides maximum comfort. The 6-hook design allows for greater adjust-ability and compression. While the corset is off, tighten it by going down a row or two and get ready to step into your new shape!

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

H&M + 70's Style

I've been talking about this 70's comeback since the beginning of the year and finally I'm seeing all these styles I love coming into my favorite fast fashion stores. When I talked about it in my 70's Love post, I had no idea this trend would pretty much take over my fashion "must-have" list but it totally has.

Take a look at H&M and Top Model Laura Stone as they show us how it's done.






Monday, August 10, 2015

The Fashion Lab Atlanta

Are you in Atlanta? Looking for a few FREE fashionable events to attend this week? Well...here ya go!

Beginning fall 2015, The Art Institute of Atlanta is offering a Fashion Design degree program, where students are introduced to the skills of construction, sewing, tailoring, flat pattern drafting, and draping to provide a solid foundation in the fundamentals of apparel engineering. Business practices, industry procedures, marketing and client relations are studied to support the creative side of design and provide students with a realistic view of the fashion industry.
To celebrate the launch of the program, The Art Institute of Atlanta will offer an entire week of fashionable events, including the program ribbon cutting on Thursday, August 6. Below is a full list of programming.

Monday, August 3, 2015 at 2 PM
  • What: Fashion round table with industry professionals and alumni from The Art Institute of Atlanta
  • Where: The Gallery - The Art Institute of Atlanta, 6600 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, N.E.
Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at 5 PM
  • What: Fashion design competition with Microsoft, in partnership with the Digital Fashion Group
  • Where: Lenox Mall - 3393 Peachtree Rd.
Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at 5 PM
  • What: Reception for the gallery show "La Mode a la francaise"
  • Where: The Gallery - The Art Institute of Atlanta, 6600 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, N.E. "La Mode a la francaise" challenged students to create looks, inspired by French designers, out of unconventional materials. The garments will be on display through September 9. 2015.
Thursday, August 6, 2015 at 5 PM
  • What: Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the fashion design program and lab
  • Where: Fashion lab (2nd Floor) - The Art Institute of Atlanta, 6600 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, N.E.
Friday, August 7, 2015 at 12 PM
  • What: Fashion Pop Up Store with local retailers and small business owners
  • Where: The Gallery - The Art Institute of Atlanta, 6600 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, N.E.
*All events are open to the public at no charge.

 Beginning fall 2015, The Art Institute of Atlanta is offering a Fashion Design degree program, where students are introduced to the skills of construction, sewing, tailoring, flat pattern drafting, and draping to provide a solid foundation in the fundamentals of apparel engineering. Business practices, industry procedures, marketing and client relations are studied to support the creative side of design and provide students with a realistic view of the fashion industry.

To celebrate the launch of the program, The Art Institute of Atlanta will offer an entire week of fashionable events, including the program ribbon cutting on Thursday, August 6. Below is a full list of programming.

Monday, August 3, 2015 at 2 PM
  • What: Fashion round table with industry professionals and alumni from The Art Institute of Atlanta
  • Where: The Gallery - The Art Institute of Atlanta, 6600 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, N.E.
Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at 5 PM
  • What: Fashion design competition with Microsoft, in partnership with the Digital Fashion Group
  • Where: Lenox Mall - 3393 Peachtree Rd.
Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at 5 PM
  • What: Reception for the gallery show "La Mode a la francaise"
  • Where: The Gallery - The Art Institute of Atlanta, 6600 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, N.E. "La Mode a la francaise" challenged students to create looks, inspired by French designers, out of unconventional materials. The garments will be on display through September 9. 2015.
Thursday, August 6, 2015 at 5 PM
  • What: Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the fashion design program and lab
  • Where: Fashion lab (2nd Floor) - The Art Institute of Atlanta, 6600 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, N.E.
Friday, August 7, 2015 at 12 PM
  • What: Fashion Pop Up Store with local retailers and small business owners
  • Where: The Gallery - The Art Institute of Atlanta, 6600 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, N.E.
*All events are open to the public at no charge.

Sunday, August 9, 2015

New Faces at Tiffany & Co.


I'm a huge fan of Dutch model Imaan Hammam. I love her look and am super excited to see her in the new Tiffany & Co fall-winter 2015 campaign. 


Photographed by Mario Sorrenti and styled by Tabitha Simmons, Imaan wears the Tiffany Infinity line of bracelets with a ruffled blouse. These bracelets I absolutely LOVE...could someone please tell my Hubby? 

For more Imaan, see her recent Vogue Netherlands cover.