Todd Barrett Swimwear will celebrate the launch of their new website (toddbarrettswimwer.com) and the launch of their S/S 2013 Collection on December 8, 2012, at Art Basel, at The Catalina Hotel, 8:00 p.m. until 12 midnight, there will be complimentary cocktails and passed food by Kung Fu Kitchen and Sushi from 9:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The launch event will feature the amazing photography and new Todd Barrett Swimwear ad campaign by famed photographer, Fred Love as well as a live Surf Board Painting by Gretta Kruesi benefiting the Miami Surf Archive Project. The “Art of Murf” will also be on display. And of course the event will be filled will hot models wearing the newest pieces from the new collection.
Todd Barrett Swimwear is quickly becoming one of the most recognized Lifestyle brands in South Florida. Todd Barrett is a Lifestyle Expert, Life Coach, Image Consultant, Personal Trainer, and photographer. Todd’s latest venture is Todd Barrett Swimwear – a lifestyle brand for confident women, from catwalk models to curvier girls - from Giselle to Kim Kardashian. The Todd Barrett signature Princess Scrunch-style Bikini is always the hottest swimsuit on the beach. Todd Barrett Swimwear is USA made and strives to be the standard in beach and swimwear for the fashion forward consumer. Todd’s inspiration for the brand came from a former longtime girlfriend, a wedding and evening gown designer, with a passion for swimwear, and from his daily interactions with the social butterflies and influencers on the beaches of SOBE. A native of North Carolina, Todd later moved to Atlanta and now considers Miami Beach his home.
How much fun can YOU have in your Todd Barrett Bikini?
Todd Barrett Swimwear Launch, Saturday, December 8, 2012, 8pm- 12mid, The Catalina Hotel, 1720 Collins, Miami Beach, FL 33139
We typically consider bright colors as Spring and Summer attire, but they actually work in the Fall and Winter as well. Neon and pastel pieces add a beautiful pop of color to the deep hues we are used to seeing in Fall and Winter. The key to incorporating bright color is to stick with one or two bright pieces and keep the rest of the outfit neutral. When adding a bright color, I actually shy away from pairing it with black. Although black is a great neutral, it is also predictable and safe. Adding pops of color in Fall and Winter is a bold statement, so consider stepping outside of your comfort zone and experimenting with an unexpected color combination. My personal favorite color combination is bright orange and gray. I styled a bright melon orange blouse with gray slacks and accented it with a leopard skinny belt. I kept my shoes and bag simple and understated so it didn’t clash. The look was finished with a burgundy lip color which is a big color this season. I also love the idea of adding a bright lip color, like fuchsia, to accent your deeper wardrobe. The idea of incorporating your Summer brights into your Fall and Winter wardrobe not only adds a punch of color to the deep colors we’re used to seeing, but also extends the versatility of your entire wardrobe.
Celebrating its 20th edition on the runway.
Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) presents India's biggest fashion and trade event, the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week (WIFW) Spring Summer 2013 from October 6 to 10, at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.
The five-day fashion event witnesses participation from an assorted mix of leading as well as upcoming designers. In this edition as well, we are looking at creations by the best in the Indian fashion industry that continues to strengthen the business of fashion taking it to newer heights with every passing year.
Each season of highly anticipated WIFW organized by FDCI promises five days of excitement, with each season witnessing constantly increasing interest and participation from established and up-coming designers, buyers and affiliates.
With an objective of encouraging designers and helping them build global fashion brands, the platform provided by FDCI not only supports designers but also generates excellent business opportunities for them.
Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week Spring Summer 2013 promises to be the most spectacular fashion event of the season.
Check some of India's finest fashion from Day 1-2 below!
ViX by Paula Hermanny is a California-meets-Brasil lifestyle label headquartered in San Diego, California. Recently, the ViX team packed up and headed to the annual Miami Swim Week to debut its latest line.
For the Cruise 2013 Collection, ViX showcased a line inspired by Africa. Beaded embellishments, hand-finished embroidery and new details like tassels and gold pyramid studs adorned both bikinis and day dresses. Bold colors like vibrant red, twilight navy as well as rich tribal and animal prints brought the collection to life.
"Everyone loved the line and understood the story," says ViX Designer Paula Hermanny, "they were excited about the expanded selection of ready-to-wear and the new, unique details that are always a signature of ViX."
The new collection has already started trickling online at www.vixswimwear.com and will hit resort boutiques and major department stores such as Nordstrom and Bloomingdales, beginning October. Please visit www.vixswimwear.com to find a retailer near you.
Lisa Blue is one of our perennial favorite designers. This Aussie brand is huge in Australia and is continuing to get more popular here. The brand designer, Lisa Burke is a leggy blonde who models as well. She is trending because not only are her swimwear collections consistently cool but she is an environmentalist who raises money for whale and dolphin conservation. It's worth your time to explore more about this brand. It's our top pick for this year's swimwear fashion week. Her runway show was a mix of Goddess meets pin-up girl. Cool right? The show also featured "Dancing With The Stars" tango expert, Karina Smirnoff.
Check it out here:
Louisa Parris is a womenswear label which focuses on drape, colour, line and refinement. The collections feature luxurious materials and are influenced by myriad sources, from abstract art to architecture, illustration, opera, and graphic design.
Louisa Parris is supporting a cause that we feel very strongly about.
A percentage of each scarf sold will be donated to Dyslexia Action’s Learning Fund.
The Dyslexia Action Learning Fund provides funds to pay for specialist tuition for children, young people and adults with dyslexia and literacy difficulties. In 25 centers across the United Kingdom, they help many of those who would otherwise not be able to afford it.
If you would like to know more please visit www.dyslexiaaction.org.uk
Louisa Parris will continue to support The Riley Center, San Francisco for women and children in abusive relationships for Spring/Summer 2012.
The graphic gowns in Parris’s debut collection won the Gen Art Styles International Design Award for Eveningwear in New York. Check out the collections below.
Scarves Collection 2
Scarves and Hats Collection 1
Dolce & Gabbana will showcase a small collection of couture clothing for the first time July 9, following in the footsteps of fellow Italian houses to embrace the higher end of the market such as Armani and Versace.
Following recent rumors on the matter, the label confirmed June 27 that it will present its couture creations to a small group of clients next month in Taormina, Sicily.
Sources are cited on FT.com as saying the brand had been keen to explore couture for some time due to the "artistic challenge."
The designers have been increasingly creating exclusive and unique gowns for celebrities such as Scarlett Johansson, who wore one of their creations to the Costume Institute gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York earlier this year.
The unveiling will be very low-key though, taking place far away from the classic setting of Paris, where the French couture tradition is headquartered.
Dolce & Gabbana's decision to concentrate on its mainline and couture -- the lower-priced D&G line was closed last year -- echoes a similar mood among other Italian labels.
Atelier Versace gave its first couture presentation in eight years at Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week back in January, and will return to the couture catwalk with a runway show at the Ritz Paris July 1 -- day one of Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week.
Armani launched its Armani Privé couture line back in 2005, and will show its Fall/Winter 2012 couture collection July 3 in the French capital. Other labels appearing during Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week (July 1-5) include Valentino, Chanel and Givenchy.
Let's give major props to Sarah Burton, the creative director at Alexander McQueen. She is seriously kicking ass. Although at this point everyone knows she's awesome (She designed Kate Middleton's wedding dress, and she won the Designer of the Year at the 2011 British Fashion Awards). We are in love with her latest menswear collection. Her inspirations were Marc Bolan, Lucian Freud, Picasso, William Powell, and to the German conductor Herbert von Karajan. Think aristocratic artists of the 1940's. "Male vanity," said Sarah Burton. The designer mentioned Dorian Gray and Visconti's Death in Venice as reference points. The mood of a decadent old Europe was captured as well.But Burton was keen to point out that such historical references hardly did the collection full justice. "We wanted to make this collection more graphic," she said. "More real." To that end, there was a new, more relaxed feel in the tailoring. We thought was elegant and confident.
It's time for the resort wear collections. Maybe its our love traveling or maybe it's because we love warm weather, but we absolutely love resort wear season. See some of our favorites for Resort 2013 more to come later this week!
He calling it Urban Jungle, focusing on tropical and animal prints. With a magical mix of rich vibrant colors, patterns and textures this collection is so chic. We love it!
Badgley Mischka took a pretty sophisticated approach to resort wear this year. Mark Badgley and James Mischka recently moved out to Long Island's North Shore. The designers found their Resort inspiration in an old yet soon-to-be-revived classic, The Great Gatsby. With images of Mia Farrow and Carey Mulligan in their heads, the designers whipped up a series of dresses, in both cocktail and floor-grazing lengths, that they imagined Daisy Buchanan might wear to entertain.
This collection by Max and Lubov Azria reminds us of some classic Helmut Newton Newton photos. This Resort season, they took inspiration from pop art and comic books, the designers created sexy and dynamic color blocked dresses and swimwear. It's geometric and modern.
What's the only thing better than bright, print-covered summer clothes? Bright, print-covered summer clothes WITH PUPPIES.
At least that was Banana Republic's line of thinking when it teamed up with The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) with an adorable new video, launching today. Fashion + puppies = just about our favorite thing ever.
The short clip features Banana's newest collaboration, the Banana Republic Trina Turk Collection, which is chock full of Palm Springs-inspired summer gear hitting stores in June. But more importantly, the video also includes some slightly less colorful yet wayyy more adorable furry friends. Together Banana Republic and the ASPCA are seeking to increase awareness for animal adoption -- so what better way than to have Walter, Pacino, Clyde, Da Vinci and more rescue pups frolic around with scarves, bags and other summer accessories?
And if the dogs also tempt you to buy some Banana Republic Trina Turk Collection goods, you're in luck: fans of Banana Republic on Facebook will have advance access to the collection, getting a chance to shop the collab one day early on June 6.
Which means you still have six days to watch this adorable video and get psyched about the fabulous Trina Turk prints... and those cute rescue pups. Seriously, there is a dog wearing a statement necklace. What more could you want in life?
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