Coachella 2014 on the mind

With the big music festival just around the corners, here are a few last minute style ideas.


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Junk Food



View more Coachella ready fashion at the Apparel Search fashion blog.

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5 Reasons to Wear Shapewear

Body shapers perform mini-miracles when we wear them. From maximum control cinchers that create dramatic change to leggings that reduce the appearance of cellulite, shapewear is quickly becoming a wardrobe staple that can tackle a variety of problem areas., a leading online shopping destination for slimming and shaping needs, is counting down their top 5 reasons to wear shapewear and dress yourself thin.

For maximum curve creation, look for latex like found in the ShapeBand. The Power Latex core of this type of garment creates maximum compression in your midsection. Of course, many garments also use varying amounts of latex to create shaping, so looking for this in the construction of shapewear is a good place to start. It will reduce your midsection by 1-3 inches immediately, allowing you to look up to 3 sizes thinner. Plus, some users wearing the ShapeBand for 8-10 hours a day for 30 days report sustained reduction of 1-4 inches in the midsection.


2. Next time you are shopping for shapewear, choose an underbust style garment. Underbust shapers like the SlimVest rise to the area just below your bra. This style of shaper has several benefits that you might not have thought of. First, the garment supports your bust, giving an instant lift and push up effect. Secondly, the result is an overall leaner and longer look.reduces-back-stomach-buldge-fashion

3. Compression is a good thing when you’re shopping for a shaper. Shapewear is an easy way to get rid of that muffin top and unwanted bulges. But, while you are wearing a garment for these reasons, the one area you may not want to compress is the bottom. In fact, many shapers feature special rear rounding designs that are meant to lift your tush, while reducing back and stomach bulge. The Alexandra by Vedette is one of our favorites.
4. How about shapewear with built-in weight loss support? Choose the right garment and the shaping may last longer than you think. Garments with thermal latex panels or designs can increase thermal activity in the core, increasing blood flow and moving toxins. Studies have shown sustained loss of inches with long-term use. Check out the Rubberflex Lined Shaper Girdle by Co’Coon to give this trend a try.
5. Lose the lumps and bumps. Some of the most effective non-surgical treatments for cellulite come in the form of garments you can wear. Anti-cellulite shapers use techniques like micro-massage and there are even enfused garments to smooth and create more even toned skin. Capri Leggings With Bio-Crystals by Co’Coon is a winner.
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Metro Retro Shoe Styles for Spring 2014

Here is a new spin on spring shoe styles by giving them a retro feel in the latest Metro Retro lookbook from shoedazzle.

Click this link to view the Metro Retro Look book 2014

What do you think about the footwear in those photos?

Find these amazing shoes at

Learn more about footwear, clothing, and the apparel industry at the Apparel Search website.

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Alessandra Ambrosio Enjoys AC/DC Tank

Alessandra Ambrosio was photographed wearing a Junk Food AC/DC Cropped Tank earlier today leaving her morning work-out ($10). This is the third time this week that the supermodel has been spotted in Junk Food clothing.

Alessandra Ambrosio

She really enjoys wearing rock n roll shirts and tank tops.  Here is a lovely picture of her wearing an edgy but chic Rolling Stones shirt.

View more about Alessandra Ambrosio at the Apparel Search fashion blog.

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ShoeDazzle PERF Lookbook 2014

ShoeDazzle Lookbook to see how the stylists are threads with heels.

View at ShoeDazzle LookBook February 2014

ShoeDazzle Lookbook

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Diane Kruger in LA Wearing Level 99

Diane Kruger was photographed wearing Level 99 yesterday while working on a new Mercedes-Benz video project in  Death Valley. Kruger looked cool and hip in her Lily Skinny Straight Crop in Hyde ($120,!

Diane Kruger was photographed wearing Level 99

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Neckline Selection for Brides

Vera WangFor many women, sensuality is expressed through the choice of a neckline, but how much is too much? Anything too obvious is seldom appropriate. The neckline of a wedding dress frames the bride’s face and shoulders, and is critical to emphasizing (or deemphasizing) her bosom.

For a small bosom, a deep V-neck is always flattering and a carved racer-front or narrow halter creates a sleek, sexy look. For a full bosom, choose a neckline that can hold extra stays or an additional layer of stretch lining for support. I recommend a crumb-catcher neckline as it flatters all sizes.

In all cases, err on the side of discretion – even high necklines can be provocative if combined with an element of surprise, such as a low back. – XO, Vera

Learn more about bridal fashion at the Vera Wang website.

Speaking of necklines, I wonder what Vera would think about the low necklines worn by Selena Gomez and her friend at the Beats Music Launch Party last week.  It was certainly a plunging V-neck gown.

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56th Grammy Awards Fashion

Here are a few of the fashion blog posts about the 56th Grammy Award red carpet.

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Cyndi Lauper
Skylar Grey
Nicole Trunfio & Gary Clark Jr.

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Giuliana Rancic at Screen Actors Guild Awards

Giuliana Rancic hits the red carpet in State Room Jewelry at the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on January 18th, 2014 in Los Angeles, CA. Giuliana wore the Silver Lattice Ring in White Diamonds by State Room Jewelry.

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Silver Lattice Ring in White Diamonds

 State Room Jewelry is the line by Sarin Minassian whose collection offers both subtle, elegant pieces to bolder, statement ones. The collection is inspired from trends from around the world, and provides pieces that can transition from day to night. State Room Jewelry has already been spotted on celebrities like Vanessa Hudgens, Jessica Alba, and Blake Lively and is available for purchase at

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Ciaté Paints Your Personality

Paint your personality with Ciaté, a luxury British nail line that’s not only taking the beauty market by storm, but becoming a global phenomenon. Consisting of a beautiful, wearable range of rich hues, nail treatments, hand and foot care and nail tools, Ciaté embodies its name with all 5 letters: Colour, Innovation, Aspiration, Trend and Extraordinary. Founded by top celebrity session nail artist, Creative Director Charlotte Knight, Ciaté has been acknowledged as “the nail innovator of our time.”

Ciaté has fast tracked its way to global success with it’s iconic 3D Caviar Manicure and has quickly become one of the most sought after, fashion forward nail brands to hit the market. Boasting a growth rate of over 500% in the last two years and strong distribution across 21 countries, it is clear to see that Ciaté is one of the hottest beauty brands of the moment.


Nail art has quickly become a global phenomenon. The combination of its creativity and affordability has ensured that nail art is a huge trend for all generations – Ciaté continues to lead the way in the industry and hold its position at the forefront for nail art innovation and originality. In 2013 alone, Ciate has released over 30 creative product developments, including Velvet, Chalkboard, Feathered and Corrupted Neon manicure kits -  Whatever you’re feeling, Ciaté can illustrate your mood!

Ciaté is also renowned for producing stunningly beautiful and intensely pigmented colors, each developed to become modern cult classics synonymous with artistry and design. All Ciaté products are shaped by a strong belief that ‘beautiful nails need love, care and treatments’ and each and every product is formulated with the highest performance ingredients. Ciaté sets itself apart with features including a longer handle to provide the best stroke possible every time, a 250 bristle flat brush to guarantee a flawless, even finish and an ergonomically designed bottle to sit comfortably in your hand for maximum control. Each formula is chip resistant with long lasting color and range of exciting and transformational finishes to provide an effortlessly chic look.

Ciaté has been spotted on famous manicured nails including Beyonce, Blake Lively, Rihanna, Adele, Jessica Biel and more. The line is sold at top department stores including Bloomingdale’s, Henri Bendel, and Lord & Taylor, and specialty stores including Sephora, Kitson and Sephora @ JC Penny ($15- $65;

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December 2013 Fashion Brand Intro

Here are a few new fashion brand introductions posted today by Apparel Search.  You can read the blog post and comment to let us know if you like or dislike the collections.

Mezlan and Bacco Bucci

Katty Xiomara

Gabrielle Arruda


Claire Farwell London

Aviator Nation

Duffie fashion brand


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Jessica Alba In Vineyard Vines December 2013

Jessica Alba was spotted wearing vineyard vines earlier this week in Los Angeles. The actress looked festive and fabulous in her Holiday Tartan Shirt as she made her way to a local salon ($88;!


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Cozy and Cute for Thanksgiving with Lavand

Looking forward to all of Thanksgiving’s comforts without wanting to sacrifice your style? Lavand’s fall/winter pieces are cute and comfy making them this year’s Thanksgiving must-have!

lLavand fall/winter pieces

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Vera Wang Monterrey Mexico One Year

Vera Wang Bride’s flagship salon in Mexico, and the first in Latin America, is about to celebrate its first anniversary! The year-old boutique is located in Monterrey, on Calzada del Valle Boulevard, and offers brides breathtaking views of the Sierra Madre.

Vera Wang Monterrey Mexico

In addition to Vera Wang’s Collection and Luxe bridal gowns, the salon also carries Vera Wang bridal accessories, fragrances, and Vera Wang Fine Papers, as well as the Vera Wang on Weddings book and Miriam Haskell jewelry.

The Spring 2014 Bridal Collection will be arriving in stores in the coming weeks, so schedule an appointment now and be one of the first to try on this stunning “Minimalist” collection.

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Adrianna Costa Carries Farbod Barsum on Red Carpet

Adrianna Costa Carries Farbod Barsum

Adrianna Costa carried Farbod Barsum at the exclusive launch of Kaiio at Station Hollywood on October 17.  The TV correspondent accented her bordeaux mini with a Farbod Barsum Brigitte Clutch in Champagne Sparkle Ring Lizard with Swarovski Crystal ($2,780; Farbod Barsum’s clutches are quickly becoming a celeb must have for the red carpet and have been seen on celebs like Whitney Port, Alessandra Ambrosio, Brittany Snow, Victoria Justice and many  more!


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Hye Park and Lune Lookbook

Launching its first full line of clothing, the fashion brand Hye Park and Lune, will be available in January 2014.  View the 2014 Hye Park and Lune Lookbook.


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Kelly Osbourne Edgy with Ocanrf Sairutsa

Kelly Osbourne walked the red carpet last night, October 8th 2013, for “The Black Diamond Affair: Presented by AZATURE” dressed in her usual edgy- glam look. Kelly O. added a touch of rough elegance to her black dress and up-do with “Kalavera” Diamond Stud Earrings by LA based fine jewelry Ocnarf Sairutsa. The skull earrings have a SRP of $2,500.00

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A view from the back – Kelly Osbourne accented her braded lavender up-do with the Ocnarf Sairutsa “Kalavera” Earringsskull-jewelry-kelly-osbourne-2013


Founded in Los Angeles in 2012 by sisters Andrea and Priscilla Asurias-Franco.

The designers behind the brand believe that crystals hold a powerful and mystical energy that connects us to the universe – their multi-cultural upbringing and travels around the world and their passion and fascination of nature’s beauty reflect in their eclectic and contemporary designs.

The collections range from exquisite diamond earrings to dainty rings, edgy diamond pins, beaded bracelets and necklaces that are to be worn alone or stacked and go from day to night.

They make all the beaded pieces by hand and use one-of-a-kind materials such as antique conch shell, tamarind wood, bone, lava and leather. The raw materials are then mixed with precious stone such as diamonds, rubies, emeralds and sapphires, making each piece truly unique and organically luxurious.

Rock&Raw and Etnikä designs are created for men and women.

The sisters specifically work with small family owned suppliers from around the world, in order to avoid mass production, and they have every piece custom made in Los Angeles. When using Yak Bone and Buffalo Bone in their styles, they make sure all the beads come from deceased animals to ensure no human or animal is harmed in the process.

Ocnarf Sairutsa’s pieces are meant to be one of a kind and are limited in production, each and every design is created with love to convey happiness, good energy, and, to connect us to the primordial origins of our beautiful planet Earth.

The collections have a celebrity fan base includes, but is not limited to, Katy Perry, Halle Berry, Kate Bosworth, and Kate Hudson. Pieces for are available for puchase at Luisa Viaroma & online at

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Ashley Greene in Level 99 Denim Shorts

Ashley Greene was spotted wearing Level 99 earlier today in Los Angeles.  The CBGB actress smiled for the paparazzi in her Casey Tomboy shorts in Douglas ($105,


ashley greene denim shorts october 2013

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Fashion Manufacturer Directory Updates

Clothing manufacturers are invited to update their current listings on the Apparel Search fashion industry directory.  If you own a clothing factory or you are a manufacturer of trims and notions for the production of clothes, you can update your company listing.  This invitation is for any company that currently has a company listing in the b2b directory found at

If you are unsure if your business is already listed, you can visit the following pages to locate your business.  Listings are alphabetical.

Cut, Make & Trim: The CMT section is for manufacturing facilities that supply finished product.  This section of the directory is separated into categories based on the garment silhouette.  For example, you will find categories for Jeans, Sweaters, Pants, Pajamas, Shoes, etc.

Trims and Components: The trims & components section contains information regarding suppliers of items such as fabric, yarns, zippers, buttons, hangtags, garment labels, thread, and other items utilized in the manufacturing process.

Apparel Factories: The contractor section is for locating facilities that manage the cutting of fabric & sewing of apparel.  The guide also provides information regarding embroidery, textile printing, dye houses, and other contracting services for the industry.

All clothing companies that are listed in any of the above sections of the Apparel Search manufacturing directory are urged to review and update their current listings.  Check to make sure your contact information, company website, and description is correct.  If any aspect of your listing has changed, please provide updates so that your listing may be corrected.

You can also visit the clothing factory main page and use the navigation to search for your company.

If you have any questions, you can add your comments below and contact Apparel Search from the contact us page on that site.

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Rock Bottom for Halloween 2013

check out DENIM OF VIRTUE  and LEVEL99 for some of the edgiest bottoms this season has to offer! In the spirit of Halloween – these are sure to spook any bad outfit!

spirit of Halloween pants trend 2013


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