Damir Doma Fashion AW 2014

Damir Doma is a Parisian fashion brand found in 2006 by the designer Damir Doma and Paper Rain.  The Croation-born designer grew up surrounded by toiles in his mother’s atelier in Germany and later studied fashion in Munich and Berlin.  He is now presenting Autumn/Winter 2014 in stores.

Damir Doma AW 2014

Learn more and shop at http://shop.damirdoma.com/

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Kooba and LANY Value

The link below will take you to a .pdf fill that will show you a few handbag options at various price points so that you can see the value in the Kooba & Lany handbags.

Handbag Looks for Less Kooba & Lany

If you have purchased any of these bags, please share your thoughts on the quality in the comment area below.

 

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Cameron Diaz Trendy in Sardinia

Cameron Diaz was photographed wearing STRÖM Brand yesterday in Sardinia! This is the third time the globetrotting star sported her Kort Star shorts on vacation with her beau Benji Madden ($164, http://www.strombrand.com)!

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Here is a more clear image of her trendy denim shorts.

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You can see also see Cameron from earlier this week when she was in Positano, Italy.  View Cameron Diaz in Denim Shorts in Positano on the Apparel Search fashion blog.

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Annabeth Gish carried a Thalé Blanc Clutch

Annabeth Gish carried a Thalé Blanc clutch to the premiere of FX’s The Bridge in Los Angeles earlier this week. The actress complemented her metallic dress with Thalé Blanc’s Talia Fastueux Mini Clutch in Gold Python ($1,615; www.thaleblanc.com).

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You may also want to view Kellie Pickler on the red carpet with a lovely Thalé Blanc clutch earlier this year.  You can also see more celebrities with this brand at the apparel search fashion blog. click here.

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Wardrobe Stressing You Out?

International Styling Consultant Shares Confidence-Boosting Clothing Tips

As if there weren’t enough to worry about in day-to-day life, people often find themselves frozen in front of their closets during the morning rush, panicking about what to wear.

“I think everyone has that terrible feeling of insecurity from time to time when you just know you have on the wrong outfit – as if it’s not just your clothes that are frumpy and outdated, but you, too,” says styling consultant Ashley Martini, author of the new book, “Styletini,” and founding member of Martini Fashions, (www.ashleymartini.com).

“Unfortunately, in today’s society, people do judge books by their covers – and perception is reality. You can sense how people respond to you, especially in relation to job opportunities and relationships.”

Getting your outfit right can be challenging, she concedes. People want to be confident yet comfortable; up-to-date yet not necessarily “hipsteriffic;” professional but not overly formal. Most have a favorite outfit or two, but those get old quickly when worn twice a week.

“One of the first things you should understand is that your criteria really isn’t conflicting – you can be stylish, professional and comfortable, all with that stamp of individuality,” Martini says. “You just have to know what to look for.”

Martini talks tips to take the stress out of the morning dress hour.

• Not all trends work for all body types. “You have to be honest with yourself; skinny jeans may not work for you, and forcing yourself into a pair that’s semi-workable is not the best way to optimize your closet,” she says. “The trendiest thing any individual can do is answer the question: Is it flattering?”

Women have six basic body types: triangle, narrow above the waist and wider on the bottom; inverted triangle, with fuller shoulders and chest and slim hips and thighs; rectangle, also known as athletic with little definition in the waist and hips; diamond, high-sitting, full stomach with wide hips and full thighs; apple, similar to diamonds, but with a lower-sitting stomach – also know as oval-shaped; hourglass, with equal upper and lower halves with well-defined waists.

• Know your measurements! Measure the parts of your body that most define your shape: your hips, shoulders, waist and bust. Wear underwear (but not shapewear) when measuring hips, and wrap the tape around the fullest part of your hips and butt for the most accurate measurement. Don’t tug too tightly or loosely when measuring; the number in the center front is your hip size.
To measure shoulders, keep your back straight and your shoulders relaxed, and extend the tape from the outer edge of one shoulder to the outer edge of the other.

To measure your waist, bend forward and note where your body creases – that’s where to measure.

For bust, wear a top without a bra, which often alters measurements. Wrap the tape across your back and under your shoulder blades and arms – and around the fullest part of your breasts.

• Own your plus-size, petite or tall body. You’ve probably heard the statement, “Real women have curves.” Yes, they do, but there are also real women with smaller busts; long and lean women, and some built like the ancient fertility goddess statues. All of us are “real.”

One tip for plus-sized women: highlight your assets — shapely legs and well-toned arms are meant to be flaunted. Petite women: Opt for pieces that come in naturally shorter lengths, such as cigarette pants, knee-length or higher skirts and three-quarter and shorter sleeve tops and jackets. Showing more skin will make your limbs look longer. Tall women: Wear high heels if you want to — just because you’re taller doesn’t mean they’re off limits.

About Ashley Martini

Ashley Martini, styling consultant and founding member of Martini Fashions, LLC, discreetly assists both men and women in unearthing and exhibiting their inner beauty through style, fashion and the top trends. Ashley is the author of the new book on style, “Styletini,” (www.ashleymartini.com). A business graduate of Lynn University, she specialized in fashion marketing and merchandising. She also completed her master’s degree in business with a focus on international business, and studied abroad in the world’s fashion capital, Paris, with a concentration in fashion styling and trend forecasting. She worked as a styling intern with Jennifer Lopez’s fashion company Sweetface/JustSweet/JLO, and earned numerous fashion awards.

 

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Melissa Claire Egan sparkled in Harry Kotlar

Young And The Restless star Melissa Claire Egan sparkled in Harry Kotlar diamonds at the 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards in Beverly Hills! Melissa celebrated the show’s win for Best Daytime Drama in a Platinum and Yellow Gold 10.84ct Diamond Pave Pear Shaped Bracelet (J-4470; $78,645), a Platinum and Yellow Gold 3.06ct Diamond Marquise Cut Ring (J-4469, $30,591) and Platinum and Yellow Gold 4.34ct Diamond Pear Shaped Earrings (J-5220, $52,144) all from Harry Kotlar’s Vault Collection (www.harrykotlar.com).

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Summer Color Ready for the Trendy

Since we’re less than one week away from the official start of summer, this is the perfect time to stock up on the season’s hottest colors and styles. With designers and style icons showing off their sunny side debuting canary yellows, neon pinks and sunset-inspired hues, we’re especially excited to swap our dark and dreary fashions for more colorful, creative accessories this summer.

To pair your white pants and beachy gear with some exciting pops of on-trend color, I wanted to pass along some great style ideas from Hope Paige and CureDiva – for under $30! With gorgeous non-toxic nail polish to gorgeous bracelets and fans to stay cool, the below products are the perfect accessories to showcase your summer style – without breaking the bank.

Hope Paige women’s bracelets (first row): With gorgeous crystal beading and pastel pink leather bands with sterling silver charms, this one-of-a-kind arm candy from Hope Paige will bring a bit of sunshine while serving as a great statement or stacking bracelet. Bracelets also keep wearers safe, as the medical insignia on the charm will immediately be recognized by medical personnel. Celeb fans of the brand include Danielle Jonas, Mayim Bialik, Melissa Joan Hart and Kimora Lee Simmons. Pricing and more information available at http://www.hopepaige.com 

summer style colors 2014Fancy Hand Fans (second row): The Fancy Hand Fans will keep you cool while still looking hot! Available in a variety of colors, styles and patterns, mix and match fans to match outfits all summer long. Take this out with friends or to the beach as a cool summer accessory. Retails for $21 at http://www.curediva.com.

Acquarella Nail Polish (second row): Acquarella’s non-toxic nail polish is the perfect way to get the hottest summer colors without applying toxic chemicals from other polishes to your skin! This polish is one-of-a-kind and safe for anyone to wear and comes in a variety of colors. Retails for $16 at http://www.curediva.com.

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Life Through Art 2014

From simple inspirations, or real collaborations with artists, Art as always influenced the fashion world.

Life Through Art Lookbook 2014

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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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Also check out:

Junk Food www.junkfoodclothing.com

Signorelli www.shopsignorelli.com

Soffe www.soffe.com

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. Hourglassangel.com, a leading online shopping destination for slimming and shaping needs, is counting down their top 5 reasons to wear shapewear and dress yourself thin.

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1. 
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.

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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.
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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.
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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 shoedazzle.com

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

http://www.junkfoodclothing.com

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

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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, http://www.level99jeans.com)!

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 http://www.stateroomjewelry.com.

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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.

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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; http://www.ciate.co.uk).

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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

Duffie

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; http://www.vineyardvines.com)!

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