Adidas is marking the 20th anniversary of Adam Sandler’s movie The Waterboy in the best way possible. The company has put together the Limited Edition SCLSU Capsule Collection to celebrate Bobby Boucher and the South Central Louisiana State University Mud Dogs.
The collection includes a Boucher jersey, an SCLSU hat, as well as an SCLSU football jacket. The collection will have patches marking the ‘Bourbon Bowl’ and the jersey will have Boucher’s name and number stitched across the back. The Waterboy has long been considered a sports movie classic, and now you’ll be able to show your love with some badass gear.
Here’s a look at what Adidas has put together:
The Waterboy is one of Sandler’s most popular films from his career, having made over $ 185 million at the box office on just a $ 23 million budget back in 1998. The film, which starred Sandler, Henry Winkler, Kathy Bates, Larry Gilliard Jr., and Fairuza Balk, had numerous cameo appearances from real-life football players and personalities, including Lawrence Taylor, Jimmy Johnson, Bill Cowher, Lee Corso, Chris Fowler, Brent Musburger, and Lynn Swann.
The movie followed Sandler’s titular waterboy Bobby Boucher as he found his way onto the field for the middling South Central Louisiana State University Mud Dogs as a fierce linebacker. Winkler starred in the film as Coach Klein, while Bates appeared as Boucher’s domineering mother.
Lines from the movie like “H20,” “Water sucks, it really, really sucks,” “There is something wrong with YOUR medulla oblongata,” and “I like Vicki, and she like me back! And she showed me her boobies and I like them too,” are considered some of the funniest and most memorable from Sandler’s career.
The hats have unique features taken from classic Nautica jackets, including patches, zippers, pockets, and labels, giving each set an authentic, vintage look. The three main styles include the New Era X Nautica Hydro Race Collection, New Era X Nautica Scuba Collection, and the New Era X Nautica Color Block Collection.
The hats and visors in each collection range from $ 40-$ 75, and are available at the New Era website, and at select Jimmy Jazz stores and on jimmyjazz.com.
Here’s a look at the New Era X Nautica collection:
MCM has partnered with Nordstrom on pop-up shops to house an exclusive capsule collection.
Nordstrom vice president of creative projects Olivia Kim worked with the MCM team to delve through its archives and unearth retro styles for the project. Merchandise will become available for sale on Oct. 5 in select Nordstrom stores as well as online.
In addition to handbags and accessories, the MCM pop-ups will also feature hats by New Era, Everlast boxing gloves, Wilson basketballs and Champion sweaters — all utilizing MCM’s monogram material. The pop-up spaces, operated through the Pop-in@Nordstrom program, will remain open through Nov 11.
“I have been a longtime fan of MCM and it was an incredible experience to travel to Korea last year to visit the archives and have the opportunity to reimagine some of their most iconic styles through our creative lens,” Kim said. “Our goal is always to provide newness for our customers and continue to fuel their sense of discovery. Not only are we offering custom editions of MCM’s handbags and leather goods, we are offering an unexpected range of exclusive MCM product in collaboration with brands like Wilson, Everlast, Champion and New Era. We wanted this collection to feel approachable, inclusive and
The collection includes knit caps for all 32 teams in the league. The three styles of the collection are the New Era NFL Sport Knit, the New Era NFL TD Knit, and the New Era NFL Women’s Knit cap. The hats can make for a great holiday gift, or something to treat yourself to make sure you’re supporting your favorite team this season.
Each of the caps has fleece lining to help keep your head warm, and they’ll do the same for the players, coaches, and team staff on NFL sidelines this season as part of the league’s official collection. We’re big fans of the NFL Sport Knit cap, because it’s hard to go wrong with a pom pom top when you’re cheering on your favorite football team.
All the different styles for each of the 32 teams are available for $ 28 at the New Era website, and other retailers.
Here’s a look at some of the hat styles from New Era:
A hot and hilarious romantic comedy collection – perfect for fans of Lauren Blakely, Sophie Kinsella, and Julia Kent! Sexy Australian billionaire Grant Devlin is ruining my life. He exercises shirtless in his office, is notorious for his lunchtime hook-ups, he even yawns sexily. If I didn't need this job so bad, I'd take his black Amex and tell him where to swipe it.  He doesn't even know I exist, but why would he? He jets off to Paris with supermodels, I spend Friday nights with Netflix and a chunk of Pepperidge Farm frozen cake—waiting for his call. Because every time he crashes his yacht, or blows $ 500k on a single roulette spin in Monte Carlo, I’m the PR girl who has to clean up his mess.  But this time, it’s going to take more than just a fat charity donation. This time, the whole company is on the line. He needs to show investors that he’s settling down, and Step #1 is pretending to date a nice, stable girl until people forget about what happened with the Playboy Bunnies backstage at the Oscars.  My plan is perfect, except for one thing:  He picks me. PRAISE FOR THE BILLIONAIRE BARGAIN "It had me hooked and laughing from the first page!!! I just can't tell you how much I loved it. It was a wonderful, funny, passionate read !" Paige, Give Me Books "Holy hot Aussie billionaire romance! The Billionaire Bargain is raw, funny, witty, entertaining, and steamy . Grant Devlin, is a playboy CEO billionaire of Devlin Media Corp or as I like to say: sex on a stick …more like one hot tall blonde Aussie candy-coated stick!" Karen, Bookalicious Babes Blog "I really like this book. A Lot. Like a lot a lot. Lacey is one awesome chick and I love her. I fell in love with her in the first few pages of the book and then fell harder when she said Exactly What Was On Her Mind to Grant. I adore her." Heather, OwMyshelf
Kylie Jenner and baby Stormi both got dolled up for the Kylie Cosmetics Kylie x Jordyn Collection launch party on Friday. Check out the mother and daughter’s adorably coordinated look. Plus, get a peek inside the bash!
It was a long time coming: Madewell, a brand synonymous with great denim and well-made basics, has finally dropped a collection for guys. Cue the (deserved) fanfare.
To fashion history nerds, this isn’t necessarily a new venture. Madewell was originally a men’s workwear brand that started in 1937, though was repurposed as a women’s label in 2004. Finally, after two years of design, research and fine-tuning, the brand launched a menswear line that’s perfect for upgrading your wardrobe with some really well-designed and stylish staples.
The drop features plenty of denim (21 styles in three fits), tees and jackets. It’s available starting today both at Madewell and at Nordstrom. Check out our picks below.
FOUR-ALARM FASHION: With a few relatives who are firefighters, Danielle Guizio understands the round-the-clock dedication that goes with the job. Now the New York-based contemporary designer has created a capsule collection with the New York City Fire Department. Developed to honor the work of New York’s bravest, the nine-piece collection of genderless streetwear features FDNY logos and incorporates uniform accents and fire truck insignia.
Four years into her own company, Guizio started her career as a stylist, working with Lady Gaga’s stylist among others. More recently, she started doing a little personal shopping on the side at the request of her friends including Halsey, whom she first met six years ago. One of Giuzio’s childhood friends is now the musician’s manager. The designer said she first got to know of Halsey via the Internet. “It might have even been before Instagram,” she said.
The pair became friends during their leaner days, when each was trying to make their way. At that time, Halsey was sleeping on the floor with two of Giuzio’s other friends in a New York apartment. As for lending a hand to Gaga’s wardrobe, Guizio said she grew up singing and dancing to the six-time Grammy winner’s music in
The latest collaboration between Florsheim Shoes and Horween Leather Co. was a century in the making. The founders of both companies were longtime friends—they were even in each other’s weddings—and the brands have worked side by side for generations.
This newest collection’s classic silhouette and colors are an homage to both brand’s heritage. They’re also damn good-looking pairs of boots. Here’s the process of how the tried-and-true leather gets made.
The Horween Leather factory has been tanning leather in Chicago since 1905. Originally based on Goose Island, the fifth-generation company now operates out of a factory that dates back to the 1880s in Chicago’s Bucktown area. Here’s the process from start to finish.
After Horween receives leather from its suppliers via railcar—a staggering 600,000 to 700,000 heads of cattle per week—they’re put into mixers that burn the hair off the raw hides with an enzyme wash. This is called baiting, the step before the skins are tanned.
Behind a caged door lies the secret to the Florsheim collaboration’s beautiful leather: a cocktail of chrome (a mineral salt that provides strength and heat resistance) and other top-secret ingredients that make its leather strong and long-lasting. The factory also vegetable tans leather with tannins from tree bark. The processes are different, yet both yield beautiful leathers.
Inside the factory, you’ll find one-of-a-kind, often vintage devices—like this giant drum that gives the leather its signature color—that are used in the tanning process. From rawhide to tanned leather, the process takes around six months.
Each process involves a team of highly trained workers, many of whom have worked in the factory for more than a decade. However, their training can be intense. “If they’re still here after the first month, they’re usually here for life,” says Skip Horween, president of Horween Leather Co.
Employees lay the recently tanned hides onto a giant, multilevel dryer before inspection.
Above, the hides—which appear blue from the chrome cocktail—are measured for thickness and later sorted to be made into different products, from wallets to footwear to balls for every kind of sport.
This “staking” machine prods the leather with pins that move up and down to gauge the leather’s firmness, which ultimately decides which product it will be used to create.
Here, a worker inspects the leathers for holes and blemishes, which determine the grade of the leather. It’s then separated and moved onto processing.
Another worker marks each leather to determine where in the factory it will go next.
The factory also makes various suede and nubuck leathers using the inside of the leather, which is easier to process than traditional leathers because of its exposed “nap” or texture.
In addition to the leather used in the Florsheim boots, Horween also processes its famous shell Cordovan leather, which is made from the rump of horses and is extremely durable.
Even if you haven’t heard of Horween, odds are you own a football, basketball, or pair of high-quality boots or sneakers that were tanned in this facility.
Select hides are hand-sprayed with color for development before mass production. Above, this is a sample being made into white sneakers.
After coloring, the hides are hung to dry before being sent off to manufacturers like Florsheim for cutting and processing into shoes and small leather goods.
Stacks of various leather samples wait to be used for sales meetings and trade shows.
After being shipped to Florsheim’s factory, they’re cut and manufactured into the final Florsheim boots you see here. It’s a long, arduous process, but the result is a sleek, yet classic boot that’s durable and stylish.
The Florsheim Foundry Collection was made in limited quantities and is available now. [Florsheim Foundry Collection, $ 280; florsheim.com]
SHADY BUSINESS: It’s The Row and Oliver Peoples round deux.
Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen’s sportswear brand has teamed with the luxury eyewear label on a follow-up range of sunglasses. Their first collection was released in 2015.
Both brands declined to comment on the designs, but provided a mood to speak for their aesthetic inclinations instead. The mix of pictures features Bob Dylan, Naomi Campbell and a heavy serving of the Nineties’ foremost icy blonde, Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy. A publicist for Calvin Klein during the brand’s Kate Moss era, Bessette-Kennedy’s minimalist style was often punctuated with small, ovular sunglasses.
This seems the tipping point for the four-style collection of smaller-scale frames. There are two riffs on aviator styles made of wire, while acetate frames come in a sleek Wayfarer style and a mod rectangular shape. The collection is priced from $ 455 to $ 645 and will be released in Oliver Peoples stores this week.
When it comes to finding clothing that’s both durable and sustainable, Frank And Oak always comes out on top. Known for providing top quality gear that’s made to last, you can count on the Canadian brand to always bring cool cuts in high quality materials. After launching and selling out a brand new denim collection last year, the brand re-released their iconic jeans in new cuts and washes. Something tells us history is about to repeat itself.
Partnering with Hydro-less Laundry, an eco-certified facility, each style is produced using 79 percent less energy, 95 percent less water and 50 percent fewer chemicals, so they’re not only good for you but great for the environment. Featuring three select styles made of organic Good Cotton and Dynamic stretch, these versatile styles are designed to quickly become one of your favorite pairs.
Made for a guy that loves his jeans to be on the stretchy side, this athletic fit is the perfect match. Designed with extra room in the seat and thighs and a regular rise cut with a slim leg opening, this durable denim will go the distance no matter where your adventures take you. Built to move with your body, these jeans will become your go-to pick.
Constructed with a tapered fit from the knees to the leg opening, these jeans are designed to add a bit more style to your look. Its vintage dirty wash and copper metal trim offers sophisticated detailing plus comfortable yet practical flair.
TO THE GRINDSTONE: It’s still August, but Anya Hindmarch is already smelling the autumn leaves and freshly sharpened pencils with a back-to-school style capsule collection called Bags That Work, five styles for women who live to organize and compartmentalize.
The collection is a mix of cross-body and tote bags for day, including the Vere Satchel with its zip-flap front and multiple inside compartments; the Double Zipped Chain, a rectangular number made from a series of envelope-style pouches, and the Ebury Zipped Tote, made to fit a computer or iPad.
There’s also the Nevis Tote, which allows devices to be stored upright, and the Vere Tote, which features the same zip-flap front as its smaller namesake.
Bags can be customized by adding a charm — such as a mink fried egg, a chubby leather heart or a fuzzy pair of red cherries — or by changing the strap. Pockets inside the bags are labeled for phone, cards and coins.
“I love things that work — and deliver — and I find organization deeply exciting,” said Hindmarch, adding that these bags are meant for women who jump from cars to trains and planes, and who need to find their pens, phones, notepads or board minutes quickly.
Hindmarch, who has
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Steve Aoki has snagged his newest fashion industry partnership.
The electronic dance music producer and DJ will become the watch ambassador for Diesel, serving as the face of the brand’s first transparency watch collection, which is launching today.
Last year, Aoki teamed with Asics to serve as a brand ambassador and footwear designer. This supplemented the Dim Mak fashion and lifestyle label he created more than a decade ago and his partnership in Vision Street Wear.
The deal with Diesel is intended to promote the new blue transparency watch line, the inspiration for which was drawn from the indigo dyeing of jeans, a hallmark of the brand. The new watch collection displays cream details on the dial that are inspired by the stitches used in denim, and cases and straps that fade from blue to crystal clear.
Andrea Rosso, creative director of licenses for Diesel and son of founder Renzo Rosso, said he’s known Aoki for a while and believes he and Diesel “have something in common. He never stops, he’s a manic guy; I’ve never met a guy who can do so much. And at Diesel, we never stop either. His style and his sense of aesthetic perfectly match the design and the clashing
Since the explosive release of “The Rock’s” first collection with Under Armour, fans have been clamoring for the opportunity to get their hands on some new gear. The Rock’s new USDNA collection was inspired by the U.S. military and his love for the country.
In addition to tops and bottoms, the line includes several colorways of the massively popular Rock Delta sneaker, a duffle bag, and a backpack.
And for the clothes, Under Armour has brought its new Threadbone tech—designed to be lighter, faster, and to seamlessly move with your body—to the table.
Let’s do this. @UnderArmour’s most anticipated of 2017 is AVAILABLE NOW.
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A style robbery has provided one of Hip-Hop’s greatest influencers a once in a lifetime collaborative opportunity. Dapper Dan’s designs with Gucci have finally come to life.
On Tuesday, July 17 Gucci and Dapper Dan released their first ever joint collection. Using the luxury fashion house’s preium materials Dap designed an assortment of ready to wear items that draw from his original concepts from the 1980’s.
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The drop includes track suits, jackets, demin, sneakers and array of accessories including jewelry, hats, eyewear and backpacks.
For the shoot Dan handpicked a cast of Harlem natives as a nod to his uptown roots. Additionally photographer Ari Marcopoulos kept things local with the entire look book shot in and around the iconic neighborhood.
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In 2017 Gucci was caught red handed knocking off a balloon sleeved fur-lined jacket design crafted by the famed tailor. The Italian brand admitted to the swagger jacking which ultimately led to both parties to talk about reperations. Dapper Dan has sinced reopened his appointment-only atelier.
To celebrate the launch of the special collection, a special episode of the Gucci Podcast channel features the designer from Harlem in conversation with the editor-in-chief of Vestoj, Anja Cronberg. You can listen to podcast here.
You can see more of the Gucci-Dapper Dan collection on the following pages.
Paris Hilton has codesigned a summer collection for Boohoo.com, the U.K.-based fast-fashion e-tailer, set to launch globally June 20. The Boohoo x Paris Hilton collection features a range of ready-to-wear and swimwear that reflects her favorite trends and fashion moments from the early Aughts.
Animal prints, slinky metallics, palm prints inspired by her hometown of Beverly Hills, and cheeky slogan pieces with her mottos such as “That’s Hot” comprise the 70-piece collection. Products retail from $ 15 to $ 70.
Hilton, the 37-year-old entrepreneur, TV personality, model, author, DJ and singer, told WWD that she discovered Boohoo.com on Instagram “and loved all their cute styles, designs and accessories they make.” She described the Boohoo collaboration as “very Paris, inspired by my life and style, the early 2000s, Beverly Hills and Ibiza.”
Natalie McGrath, vice president of marketing at Boohoo USA, explained, “What we were seeing coming through with all the trends this year was a throwback to the Nineties and the early 2000s. We wanted to home in on that trend and own it from a collaboration standpoint. What better to follow with an icon from that era, Paris Hilton.” She said the retailer has been expanding its collaborations, and earlier this year worked with Zendaya
Sunday is the final day at Roland Garros, a.k.a. the French Open, with Rafael Nadal—having won handily in his semifinal match against Juan Martín Del Potro—meeting Dominic Thiem in center court. (Head’s up: The women’s final between Simona Halep and Sloane Stephens, which goes down on Saturday, could end up being a more exciting match.)
SPORTY SUI–Prints-loving designer Anna Sui is working on an ath-leisure collection that will debut in China before rolling out in the rest of Asia and globally.
The American designer revealed the plans while on stage speaking at WWD’s CEO Summit held in Xian, China last week, saying she wants to imbue the products with an “empowering yet feminine” plus “good girl/bad girl” attitude.
While the ath-leisure wear market is not wanting for new labels, Sui believes that her dreamy signature will provide something fresh compared to the Lululemons or Lorna Janes of the world.
The products “will mix top performance fabrics with the newest garment technology, so it would be interesting to see how the nostalgic Anna Sui image mixes with modern activewear styles,” Sui said. “We want to bring something different into the activewear space.”
The brand is aiming for a spring 2019 launch for the collection which will encompass two lines: performance and lifestyle, but may start seeding and social interactions towards the end of this year.
As to where Sui might wear her new designs herself, she said she personally is a fan of swimming and regularly works out with a trainer.
“The performance line is highly functional, covering yoga, fitness and running, and the
Bloomingdale’s is doing its part to support Pride month.
The retailer has teamed with Emil Wilbekin, founder of Native Son, to create a limited-edition Pride capsule collection. The collection consists of T-shirts and hats that feature Pride-specific graphics with messages of equal rights, self-affirmation and love.
The items are priced between $ 34 and $ 75 with 10 percent of the proceeds being donated to the Native Son Foundation, an association where the gay male black community can create a safe space for fellowship, celebration and empowerment.
“Partnering with Bloomingdale’s on this Native Son Pride capsule collection is a brilliant collaboration that amplifies the messaging and mission of inspiration and empowerment for black gay men and the LGBTQ+ community,” Wilbekin said. “It’s about being proud of who we are, acceptance, equality and inclusion in the world, and supporting gender diversity.”
Bloomingdale’s will host a launch party for the collection at its 59th Street flagship on June 20. Celebrity stylists Ty Hunter and Jerome Lamaar will join Wilbekin a question-and-answer session during the event.
Strange Bedfellows: On the heels of its most recent collaboration with Rick Owens as well as this year’s assorted Birkenstock Box cooperations with retailers the world over, the footwear maker has tapped a somewhat unlikely royal partner for the latest take on the brand’s iconic Arizona and Gizeh cork footbed sandals: KPM Berlin.
Founded in 1763 and thus 11 years older than Birkenstock, the highly respected Königliche Porzellan-Manufaktur provided its Kurland Royal Noir pattern as well as a signature porcelain inset for the limited-edition Birkenstock x KPM. There are four models in all, the Arizona and Gizeh in black-on-black embossed leather, and both models in a black and gold Royal Noir print. Limited to 300 pieces per style, the sandals are available exclusively at Berlin’s leading premium department store KaDeWe through June 9, as well as online at birkenstock.com for 280 euros a pop. For those who’d like to wear their Birkenstocks and have a matching cup of coffee, too, a large-sized KPM Kurland Royal Noir cup and saucer will set one back 1,190 euros.
The special edition was feted Thursday night with a cocktail reception at the third-floor Birkenstock X KPM pop-up shop at KaDeWe, which featured the Birkenstock sandals, items from
A fighter pilot on a mission to reunite with her daughter. A cyborg soldier on a quest to regain his humanity. Mortal enemies during the war, they must now work together to salvage a seventy-year-old freighter and navigate the gauntlet of pirates, scavengers, mercenaries, and other pitfalls that stand in their way after the fall of the largest empire mankind has ever known.  This set includes: Book 1: Star Nomad Book 2: Honor’s Flight Book 3: Starseers The previously unpublished prequel novella Last Command The short story “Starfall Station" Star Nomad was a nominee for the Goodreads Readers’ Choice Awards and also made Amazon’s Top 20 list of Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of 2016. Start the adventure now!
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Two greats of New York’s old guard have joined forces.
Friends Marc Jacobs and Anna Sui have aligned their taste for quirky girly girls. They have teamed on a limited-edition range of accessories, shoes and T-Shirts evoking that aesthetic.
Both labels are popular in the Japanese market — with Sui’s makeup and Jacobs’ clothing taking prime space within key urban department stores. It’s unsurprising, then, that the collection debuted at Isetan on May 2. Today, distribution expands to include select Sui stores worldwide as well as Marc Jacobs’ e-commerce site.
The collection features imagery by illustrator Will Broome — the artist behind the Miss and Mister Jacobs caricatures. Designs will be priced from $ 65 for a bag charm to $ 395 for a patchwork camera-shape bag. Ts and sweatshirts range from $ 95 to $ 250, while slip-on and high-top sneakers are priced at $ 225.
“It’s a fun project that celebrates our dear friendship,” Jacobs said.
“Marc and I have been good friends for a very long time. I can’t believe it has taken us this long to collaborate. It was so much fun working on a project together,” Sui added of the collection.
Paintings by artists including Picasso and Monet, once owned by billionaires Peggy and David Rockefeller, will go on sale in May with auctioneers hoping to break records by netting half a billion dollars. Jayson Mansaray reports.
Pleasure products distributor Eldorado Trading Company has struck a distribution agreement with Lovehoney to offer U.S. retailers the Coco de Mer Pleasure Collection line, which comprises finely crafted sex toys, massage candles and oils. XBIZ.com – Pleasure & Retail
CAMBRIDGE COUTURIER: In an unconventional fusion of stilettos and sapphires, pumps and pearls, Jimmy Choo has added fine jewelry to his repertoire with Gènavant.
Choo has been working with his godson Reggie Hung on the collection, which was the subject of a one-day exhibition at the Cambridge International Art Gallery on Friday.
He and Hung unveiled a glittering selection of bejeweled shoes — and shoe-inspired jewelry — during the event, which drew clients, friends and family including Choo’s daughter Emily.
The shoemaker talked about the importance of craftsmanship and said Gènavant was created to keep the skills of fine jewelry alive.
“The main reason I’m here is for Reggie. The most important thing is the skill and I want to keep supporting the crafts and the craftsmen so they can create more beautiful things,” said Choo.
The shoes and jewelry on display were done purely for the show, and the exhibition is set to travel to London, Milan, Shanghai and Beijing.
The artisanal pieces were meant to evoke grace, peace and elegance, according to Choo. Heels were embellished with rubies, pearls, sapphires and other stones, making for some weighty shoes — with price points to match.
He said prices will range from 1 million pounds to 4 million
Bestselling Storm MC Series includes books 1 – 4 Storm #1 Madison Cole’s family is the Storm Motorcycle Club. Her father is the President and her brother is the VP. Two years ago she walked away from her family and the world they live in. Her soul was shattered, her heart was broken and she had an addiction she couldn't shake. She picked up the pieces and put herself back together. Now her family wants her back. The club is being threatened and they send a club member to return her home to safety. Jason Reilly has sacrificed a lot for the motorcycle club he calls family. Two years ago he made the biggest sacrifice of all; he gave up the woman he loved for them. Now he is being sent to bring her back and he is conflicted. He thought he was over her but discovers their connection is as strong as ever. Their love was all-consuming, passionate and fiery. It was also their undoing and he doesn't know if either of them is strong enough to battle the demons that ripped them apart, to find love again. Madison and Jason are brought back together by a force out of their control; one that pushes them to a breaking point. Can they overcome their past and discover a love worth fighting for or will the harsh reality of their world finally and completely break them both? Fierce #2 She's everything he's never wanted. He's everything she's never known. Scott Cole is a force to be reckoned with. As Vice President of the Storm Motorcycle Club he carries out his duties with a ruthless determination. He moves through life with a clear agenda – protect his club and his family at all costs. He is intense. He is loyal. He is fierce. He doesn't give his love easily, but when he does, he loves fiercely. Settling down, however, has never been part of his plan. Harlow James is a country girl who has never met a biker in her life. She is also done with men. In her experience all they ever do is lie, cheat or steal. When she meets Scott Cole she knows he is heartbreak on legs. He is confident. He is sexy. He is bossy. She knows she must fight her growing attraction to this complex man in order to guard her heart. When his world crashes into hers and danger comes calling, Scott's fierce desire to protect kicks in and Harlow realises that she might just have found a man worth taking a risk on. Blaze #3 J & Madison's continuing story. Revive #4 He doesn’t do relationships. Neither does she. But they can’t fight the attraction any longer… Nash Walker hides the demons that consume his soul. He buries them deep and distracts himself with sex. Anything to avoid facing a past full of heartbreak and regret; anything to numb the pain that he struggles with daily. Velvet Carr has spent years fighting her demons. It’s a fight she’s winning. That is, until Nash crashes his way into her life and into her heart. It started out as a bit of harmless fun between friends; it wasn’t meant to get complicated for either of them. But when two broken souls come together and arouse unwanted feelings in each other, complicated is what happens. Can Nash and Velvet help heal each other and revive the love in their lives that they’ve both been refusing to allow in for years? Or will they let their demons ruin any chance they may have at happiness?
SENTALER HEADS TO LONDON: Sentaler, a favorite outerwear brand of Meghan Markle, the fiancée of Prince Harry, will be heading to London during London Fashion Week to preview its fall 2018 collection by private appointment with the designer, Bojana Sentaler. The brand hasn’t been sold in any British stores yet.
Markle wore a Sentaler long wide-collar wrap coat with signature ribbed cuffs in camel while attending Christmas Day service in Sandringham alongside the Royal Family. It marked the first public outing with the entire family for the actress, who has worn Sentaler outerwear and accessories for years. Sentaler coats have also been worn by the Duchess of Cambridge and Canada’s First Lady, Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau.
The Toronto-based luxury outerwear firm began selling in the U.S. market last year at department stores such as Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue.
The fall collection is inspired by fairy tales. The coat collection is handcrafted from alpaca fabrics, including Suri alpaca and animal-friendly alpaca furs sourced in the Peruvian Andes. The color range includes royal navy, violet, lilac and steel blue.
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Howard Phillips Lovecraft was an American author who achieved posthumous fame through his influential works of horror fiction. Virtually unknown and only published in pulp magazines before he died in poverty, he is now regarded as one of the most significant 20th-century authors in his genre. Lovecraft was born in Providence, Rhode Island, where he spent most of his life. Among his most celebrated tales is "The Call of Cthulhu", canonical to the Cthulhu Mythos. Never able to support himself from earnings as author and editor, Lovecraft saw commercial success increasingly elude him in this latter period, partly because he lacked the confidence and drive to promote himself. He subsisted in progressively straitened circumstances in his last years; an inheritance was completely spent by the time he died at the age of 46.
Gap Inc. will launch Archive Reissue — Logo Remix, a collection for men and women that includes T-shirts, sweatshirts and rugby shirts, designed with logos from across the decades of the brand, which will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2019. Logo Remix will be available at gap.com on Jan. 27 and select Gap stores globally beginning Jan. 29.
A limited-edition Logo Remix capsule featuring 30 one-of-a-kind items, made by deconstructing and reworking vintage Gap logo sweatshirts and T-shirts from the brand’s archives, was assembled by hand at Gap’s New York design studio.
A Logo Remix film is populated by a cast of global talent that’s creating culture on their own terms through music, acting, comedy and activism. “They’re the world’s leading culture remixers,” said Craig Brommers, Gap’s chief marketing officer. “Gap is always one to celebrate and bring culture to the mainstream.”
The group, which includes Awkwafina, Bria Vinaite, Connor Franta, Maya Jama, Metro Boomin, Miles Heizer, Naomi Watanabe, Sabrina Claudio and SZA, will appear in a 30-second version of the film that will air on Sunday during the Grammy Awards.
If the music for the film sounds familiar, it’s Eighties anthem “Hold Me Now,” by the Thompson Twins, remixed by Boomin, who updated the original with his signature 808 beat, making it relevant to today’s hip-hop culture.
Sherlock Holmes is a fictional detective of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, who first appeared in publication in 1887. He is the creation of Scottish born author and physician Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. A brilliant London-based detective, Holmes is famous for his intellectual prowess, and is renowned for his skillful use of deductive reasoning (somewhat mistakenly – see inductive reasoning) and astute observation to solve difficult cases. He is arguably the most famous fictional detective ever created, and is one of the best known and most universally recognizable literary characters in any genre. Conan Doyle wrote four novels and fifty-six short stories that featured Holmes. All but four stories were narrated by Holmes' friend and biographer, Dr. John H. Watson, two having been narrated by Holmes himself, and two others written in the third person. The first two stories, short novels, appeared in Beeton's Christmas Annual for 1887 and Lippincott's Monthly Magazine in 1890. The character grew tremendously in popularity with the beginning of the first series of short stories in The Strand Magazine in 1891; further series of short stories and two serialized novels appeared almost right up to Conan Doyle's death in 1930. The stories cover a period from around 1878 up to 1903, with a final case in 1914. in this collection you will find: Novels: • A Study in Scarlet • The Sign of the Four • The Hound of the Baskervilles • The Valley of Fear Short Story Collections: • The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes • The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes • The Return of Sherlock Holmes • His Last Bow • The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes
CalExotics brought “the California dream” to life during the Adult Novelty Manufacturers Expo (ANME) with the release of its newest collection of vibrators, California Dreaming. XBIZ.com – Pleasure & Retail
PILATI’S ENCORE: Stefano Pilati has taken to Instagram Stories for the second time, revealing teaser images that suggest that his latest fashion project — revealed in June — is progressing, although he has yet to detail plans for it.
“For the second Instagram Stories story of Random Identities, the focus is on the fashion, as in the art used as the background of the 15 looks,” Pilati said to WWD over e-mail. He was referring to the images of his models, who are posed in front of artworks. “The brand concept is still in development and once more, the clothes aren’t for sale. #itisnotaboutsilhouettes #artbystefanopilati.”
Pilati plans to post 15 looks. The first ones include some male models wearing women’s clothes and some women wearing men’s wear. They are wearing trousers, coats and knee-length skirts in a palette of black, white, khaki and denim — and a little bit of brown. He also showed a striped leather bomber, slim suits, a belted dress, button-down shirts, sweaters as well as T-shirts.
It is understood that the artworks in the background were created by Pilati in the Nineties, before he embarked on his fashion career.
This is the second time Pilati has used the social media
HONG KONG–It’s not yet been a full year since singing legend Céline Dion launched her eponymous bag and accessories line, but after an initial launch in North America, the brand is mapping out ambitions to cultivate the Asian market.
Innee-Sedona International, the Asia partner for Bugatti Group which co-owns of the Celine Dion Collection, said with sales that have topped $ 10 million after just three collections, the company is now setting up an Asian distribution network in earnest.
“Celine, her fanbase is worldwide,” said Jennifer Chan, Bugatti Group managing director. “We can see in Hong Kong a lot of people know her and we were surprised. In China, a lot of people may not know her name but they know her songs as she was in the 2013 Spring Gala with Song Zuying.”
Dion took the stage for CCTV’s annual New Year Gala special, one of the most widely watched programs on Chinese television, singing in Mandarin.
Positioned slightly below Michael Kors and Coach, the collection is also expected to get some uplift in the region as the singer begins an international tour. Last week, she announced concerts across seven Asian cities starting in June.
“At the moment, she’s not going to mainland China but we’re trying
Abercrombie Kids has unveiled its first unisex collection for spring.
The gender-neutral line is called Everybody Collection, and is now available both in stores and online. The line, which features 25 styles, is comprised of tops, bottoms and accessories influenced by skate and streetwear cultures. The product is carried in a single size system — 5/6 up to 15/16 — for both boys and girls. Graphic Ts are $ 19.95, while hoodies average $ 39.95. A bomber jacket is $ 69.95, while accessories such as slide sandals are $ 24.95.
A division of Abercrombie & Fitch Co., the kids line routinely conducts customer focus groups. Through its engagement with consumers, the division seeks to provide product that meets customers’ needs. Abercrombie said that through these interactions, the merchandising team gained insight that “many customers, when shopping across genders, do not necessarily want to be restricted to certain styles and colors.”
Stacia Andersen, brand president of Abercrombie & Fitch and Abercrombie Kids, said, “Parents and their kids don’t want to be confined to specific colors and styles, depending on whether shopping for a boy or a girl. Our Everybody Collection is one assortment, in one size run, that covers the trends we are seeing in both color and style.”
PARIS — Move over, Gigi — there’s a new “It” girl in town.
Only three months after her stellar debut catwalk season, Kaia Gerber has inked her first big design collaboration, with Karl Lagerfeld, no less. The 16-year-old daughter of Cindy Crawford has worked on a capsule collection that will hit stores in September, WWD has learned exclusively.
Consisting of ready-to-wear and accessories, including footwear, sunglasses and jewelry, the line is described as blending Lagerfeld’s Parisian chic aesthetic and Gerber’s signature West Coast casual style, which has garnered her 2.7 million followers on Instagram.
The Karl Lagerfeld x Kaia collection will launch globally in Karl Lagerfeld stores, online at Karl.com and with select wholesale partners.
Lagerfeld singled out Gerber as a rising talent months before her breakout season in September, which saw her walk the catwalk for 18 brands, including Calvin Klein, Prada, Saint Laurent and Versace.
She ended it with an honor most seasoned models would die for: Opening the Chanel show for Lagerfeld, who in addition to heading his own label is creative director of Chanel and Italian fur specialist Fendi.
“When Karl first told us his idea to collaborate with Kaia, we were all excited by the incredible potential and power of bringing their
MAN UP: With Paris Men’s Fashion Week set to kick off Tuesday, management at Maison Margiela has confirmed that the house on Friday will present the first men’s collection entirely created and developed under the direction of John Galliano.
The show will take place in the Salle Turenne of the Musée de l’Armée in the Hôtel des Invalides, a complex of buildings in the city’s 7th arrondissement containing museums and monuments relating to the military history of France.
Since joining the OTB-owned house in October 2014, Galliano has had no official involvement in the men’s collection, according to Riccardo Bellini, the house’s chief executive officer. It’s been a step-by-step process for the designer.
“Creating a new aesthetic language rooted in the maison’s couture spirit has always been at the core of Mr. Galliano’s creative vision for the future of the house. Rather than curating the past we have chosen to look at the future and John Galliano’s vision represents a forward-thinking view on the maison and its DNA,” he said. “This collection will offer an elevated and powerful new foundation for men’s wear, strongly positioned within the luxury arena.”
For men’s, the brand counts about 60 direct stores and around 400 multibrand and department stores worldwide.
BROOKE’S TAKE ON FASHION: Brooke Shields has created an apparel and accessories line exclusively for QVC called Brooke Shields Timeless. The contemporary collection will be unveiled on Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. EST with the full collection launching March 14 at 11 p.m. EST.
The 52-year-old actress and model has been closely associated with the fashion industry throughout her career, having modeled for Calvin Klein Jeans as a 15-year-old. More recently, Raf Simons, chief creative officer of Calvin Klein Inc., etched Shields’ image onto its jeans, and Shields modeled Calvin Klein Underwear in a sexy cover photo shoot for Social Life Magazine’s July 4 issue. Having acted both on stage and TV, written several books and developed an Icon collection for MAC, Shields currently appears in a major recurring role in “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.”
This is her first apparel collection.
“After years of being dressed by professionals, I walked into my closet one day and realized I had lost sight of my own personal style,” said Shields. “I am incredibly passionate about this collection because I have created pieces that are not only chic, but that take the guesswork out of getting ready each morning. I can’t wait to share
Fabrics were the starting point for Laura Vassar and Kris Brock’s pre-fall collection. The couple has a taste for the traditional, some might say old-fashioned even, tending toward taffeta, lace and an intense jacquard based on an old wallpaper dug up in the fabric library of one of their mills. Yet they balance their old-world romance with an eye for the now. Their signature corsetry was done with raw edges and undone cuts, cut in separates that could be worn with a skirt or layered over one of their fine knit ruffled dresses, or jeans. Working in ultralight cotton voile took the preciousness out of corseted gowns, giving them a sense of comfort and ease that one doesn’t typically associate with corsetry. They also upped their evening offering in silhouettes that felt more edgy and sophisticated compared to some of their flirtier work — a black long-sleeved embroidered slim tulle gown with an elaborate peplum and a similar silhouette in white lace that could easily wonder into bridal territory, a category that’s on the designers’ minds but not in their business plan yet.
Itâs been a while now since the word âsustainabilityâ left the phase of being a trendy buzzword and became something people live by. Which might be why the new partnership between Leviâs and Kelly Slaterâs sustainable brand Outerknown feels so appealing right now.
JOULES HOPS ON IT: Joules, the British lifestyle brand, will launch a “Peter Rabbit” children’s capsule collection that ties in with the movie that will be in theaters Feb. 9.
The capsule includes jersey denim jackets, tops, raincoats, rain boots and bags featuring the mischievous bunny and his friends, Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle, Jemima Puddle-Duck and Squirrel Nutkin.
Beginning in mid-January, the collection will be sold on JoulesUSA.com, as well as in select Dillard’s stores and specialty children’s boutiques across the U.S.
The collection wholesales from $ 9 to $ 30.
“To celebrate the release of ‘Peter Rabbit,’ we’re delighted to have collaborated on a new collection that’s bursting with character and mischief,” said Tom Joule, founder and chief brand officer. He said as a lifestyle brand they value time with family and being outdoors, so they were happy to work with iconic characters that embody those traits.
In the “Peter Rabbit” movie, James Corden voices the character of Peter. Others actors include Margot Robbie, Elizabeth Debicki and Daisy Ridley performing the voice roles of the triplets, Flopsy, Mopsy and Cottontail, respectively.
The clothing range is under license from Penguin Ventures, part of Penguin Random House U.K. and Sony Pictures Consumer Products Inc.
Established in Britain by Joule nearly 30 years
A thousand years have passed since a dragon has been seen in the world. Science and technology have replaced magic, which has dwindled until it has become little more than an element of myth and legend.  There are those who still have dragon blood flowing through their veins, distant descendants of the mighty creatures of old. These rare humans have the power to cast magic, the power to heal, and the power to craft alchemical weapons capable of starting wars… or ending them. But they are feared for those powers, and in recent centuries, they have been hunted nearly to extinction.  The few remaining survivors must find a way to change how humanity perceives them or be lost to the world forever.  The Dragon Blood Collection includes three full-length novels of action, magic, and romance:  Balanced on the Blade’s Edge  Deathmaker  Blood Charged
Limited Edition Holiday Collection! Sixteen magical holiday stories from NY Times and USA Today bestsellers and award-winning authors are sure to get you in the holiday spirit. This collection will whisk you from Christmas season in steampunk London to Yule celebrations with the coven to Hanukkah celebrations with a supernatural twist. Battle Krampus, ghosts, vampires, demons, and a hell of an eggnog hangover in this special collection of paranormal, horror, urban fantasy, and steampunk holiday tales. PEPPERMINT AND PENTACLES: A Steampunk Christmas Tale by Melanie Karsak (Steampunk/Gaslamp Urban Fantasy) HELL'S SILVER BELLS  by Margo Bond Collins (Urban Fantasy) A HARKER CHRISTMAS  by Erin Hayes (Paranormal/Urban Fantasy) POINSETTIAS AND POLTERGEISTS: A Southern Stones Short by Blaire Edens (Paranormal Romance) HEARTLESS IN NEW ORLEANS  by Pauline Creeden (Steampunk) ALL IS BRIGHT  by Jayne Fury (Urban Fantasy) MISTLETOE AND MONSTERS  by Katie Hayoz (Steampunk/Gaslamp Fantasy) THAT OLD FAMILIAR FEELING by S. K. Gregory (Urban Fantasy) 'TWAS THE NIGHT  by Evan Winters (Horror) HOLIDAY MAGIC by Carrie L. Wells (Paranormal Romance) FESTIVAL OF GASLIGHTS  by Bokerah Brumley (Steampunk/Gaslamp) THE GHOST OF CHRISTMAS PAST  by Anna Albergucci (Supernatural Fiction) DAWN by T.K. Bradley (Post-Apocalyptic) THE TOWN IN THE MOUNTAIN by Angelique Archer & J. Mills (Horror) EGGNOG & EXORCISM  by Deb Christie & Margo Bond Collins (Urban Fantasy) HIGH TIDE HOLIDAY by Ella Malone (Paranormal)
MILAN — Behind the new label Alexa Fairchild is a family project.
“Alexa has always been very drawn to fashion, as you can imagine — she grew up in it, she came to fashion shows, she was exposed and we had all different Fairchild generations talking about fashion constantly,” explained her mother Erin Fairchild, co-managing director and chief marketing officer, of her daughter, the granddaughter of legendary WWD chairman and editorial director John B. Fairchild. “We asked ourselves, how do we change the value chain? We are trying to break the system in a positive way, and it’s important to have a clear point of view.”
The collection is for all ages, gender-neutral, seasonless and Made in Italy. In addition to building the brand, “the idea is to create a community, which we call ‘Fearless Dreamers,’ a tribe with like-minded values,” said Alexa Fairchild, creative director and co-managing director. “Anyone that feels left out can be part of the tribe,” she said during a visit to Milan from the family’s home base in Brussels. Natasha, Alexa’s younger sister, is currently studying film and digital production at Regent’s University in London and has taken on the role of visual manager.
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A COUTURIER’S CAPSULE: British couturier Bruce Oldfield is launching a capsule collection of custom-made women’s wear and accessories that is “more commercial” but aimed to please his high net worth clients.
Oldfield, who has designed for the likes for Princess Diana, said due to the rising prices over the last few years — and the decreased value of the pound — he has lost some clientele not because they can’t afford to, but opted to book a holiday instead. “It’s redressing the balance slightly,” said Oldfield. “It’s very easy to do custom-made. I don’t have to make a collection or build stock — which suits me. I’m a small self-owned brand. It’s really just offering something to that customer that I know is there — at a more affordable price.”
The custom-made collection is a capsule that consists of gowns, day dresses, skirts, blouses, jackets alongside accessories including bags, stoles and scarves. While Oldfield omitted placing embellishments on apparel, he developed a new embroidery on accessories, which he employed on a stole as seen in a silk velvet stole appliquéd onto Chantilly lace.
“When I first started, my first job was in New York at Henri Bendel,” said Oldfield. “I love that American sensibility.
The Stories included are: The Nameless City The Festival The Colour Out of Space The Call of Cthulhu The Dunwich Horror The Whisperer in Darkness The Dreams in the Witch House The Haunter of the Dark The Shadow Over Innsmouth Discarded Draft of "The Shadow Over Innsmouth" The Shadow Out of Time At the Mountains of Madness The Case of Charles Dexter Ward Azathoth Beyond the Wall of Sleep Celephaïs Cool Air Dagon Ex Oblivione Facts Concerning the Late Arthur Jermyn and His Family From Beyond He Herbert West-Reanimator Hypnos In the Vault Memory Nyarlathotep Pickman's Model The Book The Cats of Ulthar The Descendant The Doom That Came to Sarnath The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath The Evil Clergyman The Horror at Red Hook The Hound The Lurking Fear The Moon-Bog The Music of Erich Zann The Other Gods The Outsider The Picture in the House The Quest of Iranon The Rats in the Walls The Shunned House The Silver Key The Statement of Randolph Carter The Strange High House in the Mist The Street The Temple The Terrible Old Man The Thing on the Doorstep The Tomb The Transition of Juan Romero The Tree The Unnamable The White Ship What the Moon Brings Polaris The Very Old Folk Ibid Old Bugs Sweet Ermengarde, or, The Heart of a Country Girl A Reminiscence of Dr. Samuel Johnson The History of the Necronomicon
By Women, For Women: Charlotte Moss is spreading her wings.
The interior designer and lifestyle authority collaborated on fall clothing, jewelry, shoes and accessories for Ibu, a three-year-old brand offering artisanal wares handmade by women in 34 nations. Moss and Ibu founder and creative director Susan Walker showcased the goods Wednesday and Thursday at Ceylon et Cie in Dallas.
From a Panamanian mola clutch to a cream and black felted wool coat made in Kyrgyzstan, Charlotte Moss for Ibu merges ethnic motifs with urban sophistication.
“It’s almost evergreen,” said Moss, gazing at a rack of the designs. “A caftan is forever. I often look at it as, ‘How do I justify certain prices for fashion when you know it’s done next season?’ Now I want to dress like this. We’re a global world, and it’s global attire.”
Walker is a former minister and trained weaver who got the idea for Ibu while visiting Timor and noticing that tourist shops sold soulless trinkets instead of native craftwork.
“There are people who want to pay for the real deal,” she said. “Women were putting their stories into textiles, and it’s a cultural language. I wanted to save that and put money into the hands of the women
SYDNEY — Ermenegildo Zegna will unveil its first dedicated beachwear collection in Australia on Dec. 8, ahead of a global release in early 2018.
Designed by Ermenegildo Zegna artistic director Alessandro Sartori, the debut collection is comprised of 67 stockkeeping units including boxer shorts, tailored swim trunks, polo and boat-neck shirts and beach accessories such as towels and beach totes.
Prices range from 90 Australian dollars, or $ 68 at current exchange, for a basic fly front trunk to 470 Australian dollars, or $ 357, for a pair of tailored trunks — which incorporate a dedicated waterproof pochette for keys or money — and reach 925 Australian dollars, or $ 703, for a striped beach tote. There are three different towels in the collection, priced from 285 to 455 Australian dollars, or $ 217 to $ 346.
The collection will be available exclusively through Ermenegildo Zegna’s three Australian flagships in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane and Zegna’s Australian online store.
The early release in the Australian market was designed to capitalize on the holiday season and southern hemisphere summer, which kicks off on Dec. 1, the company said.
Produced by the Carisma Group’s textile and fashion manufacturer Isa Seta SpA in Milan, which also makes Zegna’s underwear, the collection utilizes lightweight technical fabrics
Lindsey Vonn will take a break from her Olympic training this week to talk a little fashion.
In a press event at her favorite training ground in Lake Louise, Canada, one of the world’s greatest female ski racers will take the wraps off the Lindsey Vonn Signature Collection, a tight skiwear capsule from longtime sponsor Under Armour.
The line will be available for pre-sale starting today on the Under Armour web site with select pieces being offered for sale in January on the company’s e-commerce site and at select UA Brand House stores in the U.S., Europe and Asia. The entire collection will be in stores in fall 2018.
“The Under Armour team gave me freedom to express myself throughout the entire ideation and design process,” Vonn said. “I love being able to ski in looks that not only perform, but are also fashion-forward and different from anything else you would see on the slopes. Under Armour helped me bring my vision to life and the incredible amount of thought and detail that went into each piece is what makes this collection so special.”
The six pieces in the line reflect the skier’s personal style and feature modern cuts and colorways. Vonn worked closely
SEEING GREEN: Fledgling Canadian designer Peggy Sue Deaven-Smiltnieks and her sumptuous, farm-to-fashion fabrications emerged victorious at Toronto’s Design Exchange on Tuesday, beating a long list of cross-disciplinary contenders to win this museum’s Emerging Designer Award for 2017, which is worth 10,000 Canadian dollars.
“Males in the past have won this award, so it’s great that a fashion designer — and a woman — won this year,” said Deaven-Smiltnieks, who defeated architects, graphic designers, as well as furniture, interior and industrial designers to nab the prize and the chance to have her own Design Exchange exhibition, running from Wednesday to Feb. 16, 2018.
Calling the win “hugely validating,” the Toronto designer, who trained at Rhode Island’s School of Design, works directly with farmers, start-up mills and artisans to design her sustainable clothing.
This year’s judging panel included Burdifilek cofounders Diego Burdi and Paul Filek; architect Omar Gandhi; Concrete chief executive officer and graphic designer Diti Katona, and Saks Fifth Avenue Canada’s marketing director Shayne Stephens.
“If we’re talking about the future of fashion, Peggy Sue is going the right way,” said Nina Boccia, design exchange director of programs. “Her dedication to sustainability and garment construction set her apart. But it was also about the way
November has been a busy month for Laure Hériard Dubreuil. Within weeks of opening the fifth location of her luxury specialty store The Webster, a 12,000-square-foot, six-floor outpost in New York City’s SoHo, she is introducing her own women’s ready-to-wear collection called LHD.
Launching as see-now-buy-now with resort 2018 as the first season, the line will be available Nov. 29 online at lhd.us and in store — at The Webster exclusively to start. Yet Hériard Dubreuil wants to make clear that LHD is not The Webster’s private label.
“It’s the opposite of that,” she said. “For me, it’s really my personal collection and my personal point of view. It’s not about the location and The Webster.”
That may be so to some extent, but it’s impossible to completely untangle the two. Hériard Dubreuil originally opened The Webster in Miami in 2009, before expanding to Bal Harbour, Houston and Costa Mesa, as well as New York. It’s no coincidence that Miami is the inspiration for the first season of LHD.
“The idea was to start a collection inspired by going to collections, like, the perfect suitcase to go to a place,” said Hériard Dubreuil, noting that her plan is to do only resort and summer
It’s been a while now since the word “sustainability” left the phase of being a trendy buzzword and became something people live by. Which might be why the new partnership between Levi’s and Kelly Slater’s sustainable brand Outerknown feels so appealing right
Enjoy touching, learning, looking, and listening to some of the most valuable guitars on Earth, with The Collection: An Interactive Guitar Experience. These are just a small sample of Songbirds Guitar Museum’s massive portfolio of over 1200 rare and vintage guitars.  Located in Chattanooga, Tennessee, this new museum hosts concerts, features a massive Guitar Vault, offers appraisal services, and has become a pilgrimage-worthy destination. This digital book, produced by Nashville’s own Score Publishing, is made available as a download for guitarists and guitar enthusiasts worldwide by the Museum.
Two design forces have come together to curate a limited-edition collection of vintage pieces for the home.
Vanessa Traina, executive creative director of the holding company Assembled Brands, and online home decor marketplace DECASO, or the Decorative Arts Society, worked together to put together a collection of more than 60 vintage finds from 15 Los Angeles dealers, including Antique Rug Co., AW Gallery, Dana. John, Den Mobler, East Meets West Antiques, Gallery Girasole, Lumfardo, JW, Paul Marra, Pasadena Art Monkeys, Reform, Rewire, Robert Kuo, Susanne Hollis and UnHeim.
The pieces will be on sale through Oct. 19 at The Apartment by the Line — Los Angeles on Melrose Place.
“It just makes a world of sense for us,” Traina said of the partnership. “We were really looking to give as much attention to our interior community as our fashion community with The Line being a lifestyle brand. DECASO’s marketplace and selection of goods is so vast. It was a great opportunity to do something with a lot of local vendors and a really great and interesting experience to work with vendors that aren’t in our immediate network and take pieces that we wouldn’t necessarily have had in The Line and show them in
The sophisticated outdoor lifestyle portrayed by Karen Blixen in “Out of Africa” inspired Margherita Cardelli and Gerardo Cavaliere’s second collection for their Giuliva Heritage Collection brand. Classic safari jackets, handcrafted in Naples, were shown in exclusive fabrics, including a lightweight, fluid Solaro linen in chic hues such as mint and tobacco. A Twenties-inspired waisted hunting jacket, featuring a sculpted silhouette, was crafted from vintage linens showing mannish checked and striped patterns, while a versatile coat, which can be also worn as a dress, was lined with a polka dot shirting fabric. Another double-breasted style, available in hopsack and in herringbone linen, featured a shawl-like lapel. Even though outerwear continues to be at the core of the label, Giuliva Heritage Collection also introduced safari dresses, which looked as comfortable and functional as they were elegant. With its quality constructions, refined color palette and fine details, inspired by men’s Neapolitan tailoring, Giuliva Heritage Collection is a brand to watch for those who want to stay chic without indulging in seasonal trends.
Chloe Kallistrate is a Vampire Hunter.   Born from the blood of angels and gods, she finds that being a Hunter isn't something you learn, it is something you are … whether you like it or not.   After losing her mother one horrible night, she is thrust into a world of vampires and those that hunt them, a world where she isn't sure she belongs. Tragedy forced this life on her, but the answers she seeks about her mother lie in the grandfather she's never met before.   The trouble is, what she discovers could mean that she has to kill the very thing that created her.   The Vampire Hunter's Daughter is a novella series with six parts. The Arcadia Falls Chronicles (Currently ten books) is the continuation of The Vampire Hunter's Daughter story and contains the same characters, as well as following the same story line.
Bijoux Indiscrets will be showcasing its BDSM-influenced Maze collection in Booths 55/56 at Sex Expo New York 2017, presented by Chaturbate and set for Sept. 23-24 at the Brooklyn Expo Center. XBIZ.com – Pleasure & Retail
There may be no pieces more coveted by Polo Ralph Lauren enthusiasts than the Stadium Collection. Select pieces from the 1992 collection that featured the P-Wing and track & field inspired apparel are coming back for a limited time.
And we do mean limited, as the collection will be available in just three stores on Thursday, Sept. 21. Also, if you are able to make it to the Polo stores in New York City (109 Prince Street), Chicago or (750 N. Michigan Ave.) and Beverly Hills (444 N. Rodeo Drive), you will need a wristband to cop.
The wristbands will be available starting tomorrow (Sept. 19) beginning at 10 am local time and are first come, first serve. Each wristband entitles you to copping just one Stadium collection piece.
Don’t bank on the pieces—we see the cap, wind breaker and golf jackets are included—making it to the outlet or online (without a chunky resaler mark up).
Unbound will be showcasing its collection of erotic high-end jewelry at Sex Expo New York 2017, presented by Chaturbate and set for Sept. 23-24 at the Brooklyn Expo Center. XBIZ.com – Pleasure & Retail