Fashion Trucks Are Driving A New Trend Into Los Angeles

Le Fashion Truck is written in delicate cursive on the side of their truck, where they sell womens fashion and accessories by local and emerging brands priced from about $25 to $55 for clothes and as high as $120 for sunglasses. Steffe, a former marketing and advertising professional teamed up with Romo, who studied fashion design and merchandise at Cal State L.A., to launch the truck at the Downtown L.A. Monthly Art Walk. Their opening night was a bigger hit than they imagined thanks in large part to the food truck model they followed, promoting the opening on social media weeks before their launch. We were going for a French boutique kind of theme when we were creating Le Fashion Truck three years ago, Steffe said while standing inside her box-truck store that was parked in front of her small office on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood.
Source: http://www.sgvtribune.com/lifestyle/20140326/fashion-trucks-are-driving-a-new-trend-into-los-angeles

Rihanna named CFDA Fashion Icon. L’Wren Scott to be buried in L.A.

Two decades ago, Cline says American factories were making half the clothing purchased in the US. Today, almost all fashion clothing is made in other countries from cheap materials producing poor quality garments. “It’s about being selective”, says Cline, “we need to change the way we view our clothes, and try to think of the whole life cycle of things. Slow Fashion means buying less, caring for what you own so that it doesn’t end up in a landfill.” So, what can you do to slow down the frantic consumption of clothing? Here are some tips: 1. Education yourself about the life cycle of clothes.
Source: http://www.examiner.com/article/fashion-trend-the-slow-fashion-movement

Fashion Remains One of the Most Under–Appreciated Industries in Los Angeles

Rihanna has been selected to receive this year’s Fashion Icon Award to be presented June 2 by the Council of Fashion Designers of America. [The Cut] Fashion designer L’Wren Scott , who died in what police have ruled a suicide in New York City on March 17, is to be buried at Hollywood Forever Cemetery in L.A., Page Six reports. [Page Six] Scott, the longtime girlfriend of the Rolling Stones’ Mick Jagger , was a favorite designer among Hollywood celebrities. On Saturday, Christina Hendricks honored Scott by wearing one of her dresses to a PaleyFest event for “Mad Men.” [People] Steven Tyler, Cee Lo Green and Natalie Cole are the announced headliners for this year’s Race to Erase MS gala in Los Angeles. The event is scheduled for May 2. [Society News LA] In “Yves Saint Laurent,” a French biopic of the fashion designer that premiered in the U.K. last week, Saint Laurent is portrayed as volatile, needy and neurotic, says Hattie Crissell on the Cut blog.
Source: http://www.latimes.com/fashion/alltherage/la-ar-rihanna-cfda-fashion-icon-lwren-scott-buried-20140324,0,7299181.story

The affair will feature the designer’s latest Autumn Winter Collection 2014 on March 27, 2014 at Hall 18 from 9:30 PM onwards. Through this exclusive association, Myntra.com aims to provide the best platform for the finest fashion design talents in India and promote their riveting collections, while creating mutually beneficial tie-ups and expanding the fashion market in the country. Speaking on the tie-up, Mukesh Bansal, Co-Founder and CEO, Myntra said, “We have always believed in creating incredible experiences around the brand and this association will further our positioning of being the go to destination for fashion. Being the official Online Fashion Partner for WIFW 2014, we look forward to a range of opportunities for collaboration with the many talented designers associated with this prestigious event and connect them with fans on our extensive platform.” WIFW is Asia’s biggest fashion and trade event to be held at Pragati Maidan, Central Delhi from March 26 – 30, 2014.The latest edition will witness 118 fashion designers, 300 buyers and footfalls exceeding 30,000 during the five day period. Commenting on the partnership, Sunil Sethi, President, Fashion Design Council of India said, “We are excited to have Myntra.com as the official Online Fashion Partner for the 23rd edition of the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week 2014. Given its huge fan base and strong borne shoes focus on fashion, Myntra.com makes an ideal partner in our journey to make fashion more mainstream and accessible to Indian consumers, especially in smaller cities.” WIFW 2014 will present the Indian designers with new yardsticks and place them on the global fashion stage. With the triumph of each succeeding chapter and a phenomenal platform to exchange ideas and experience for designers and buyers, the stature of this fashion week continues to grow exponentially every year.
Source: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/life-style/fashion/shows/Myntra-com-partners-with-FDCI-for-fashion-week/articleshow/32720992.cms

Myntra.com partners with FDCI for fashion week

CFDA is giving the award to people whose fashion statement made an impact in the global pop culture, and it also acknowledged the songstress’ philanthropy for the MAC AIDS Fund’s Viva Glam campaign. “We are proud to present Rihanna with the CFDA Fashion Icon Award for her impact on the industry as fashion’s most exciting ambassador in recent memory”, said Steven Kolb, CEO of the CFDA in a report by USA Today. The official Twitter account of CFDA also announced of the organization’s selection of Rihanna for the award. The tweet goes: Thanks @peoplemag for breaking the news! @rihanna is our Fashion Icon recipient for 2014! http://t.co/7fVxrBXFNt pic.twitter.com/Jv0EMyFk3A CFDA (@CFDA) March 24, 2014 Looking back Rihanna’s style evolution, there is no doubt that the songstress is fierce and bold with her fashion choices.
Source: http://au.ibtimes.com/articles/545167/20140327/rihanna-fashion-icon-award-mansion-sale.htm

Rihanna is Fashion Icon of the Year; Sells LA Mansion for $15M [SLIDESHOW]

Style,” which raises Los Angeles’ profile as the fashion capital of trends in the United States, and attracts young designer talent who bring new ideas and innovation. — The retail industry is consolidating, and national chains are engaging in “matrix purchasing,” which favors existing, large suppliers. In response, some manufacturers are opening their own retail shops. Hurdles to Overcome — The LAX airport terminal and the Los Angeles Fashion District BID need to be refreshed for out-of-town buyers visiting local apparel companies. — Most media coverage focuses on the trendy runway shows that do not showcase well the more mainstream, saleable designs of California’s producer brands. — Los Angeles students do not perceive work in the fashion industry as a viable career option.
Source: http://online.wsj.com/article/PR-CO-20140326-906743.html

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These Shoes Were Made For Walking! Sarah Jessica Parker Trades Her Killer Heels For Comfy High Tops To Run Errands In New York

Helen Maybanks “It’s not twee and pretty, that’s for sure,” said Jonathan Ollivier , who plays The Swan in what has since become one of the longest-running ballets in London’s West End. “We are bare-chested, we have feathered legs, and this quite striking beak on our face. It’s quite masculine. All the guys are pumped up and it is very serious.” Smashing stereotypes That’s not to say male ballet dancers can’t also be beautiful and tender on stage. All the guys are pumped up and it is very serious Daniel Proietto, ballet dancer “I think there is always the concept of the ballerina who is this delicate creature, and men are the opposite — we jump higher, we have more stamina, we are stronger,” said Argentinian Proietto.
Source: http://www.cnn.com/2014/03/10/showbiz/if-you-thought-ballet-pointe/index.html

aWeneras has been around almost 70 years here, but thereas a lot of new influx into the city and the name really doesnat mean anything to them,a said Tom. Original owner Jacob Wener opened the store at 10322 Jasper Avenue in 1946. Tomas father bought the store in 1967 and he and Kathy took over in 1985. The couple opened up Katwalk, a womenas fashion footwear spinoff, in the west end in 2009. aWe seem to still have this persona at Weneras Shoes that weare the old-lady store,a said Kathy. aWeare going to be the same company and give the same service. Weare just updating our look.a But the Holubs say one thing they donat want to change is the storeas downtown location, just as the area is being revitalized by construction of the Rogers Place arena on the north edge of the core.
Source: http://www.edmontonjournal.com/business/Wener+Shoes+moving+three+doors+down+Jasper+changing+name/9605376/story.html

Shoes! Every Morning Is a Battle Over Putting On Shoes!

Shoes with small or pointy toe boxes force your big toe inward and can cause a painful bunion. Shoes with thin soles or high heels can plantar fasciitis, a painful inflammation of the soles of your feet. Dr. Avitzur reminds us that our feet get bigger as we get older, so it’s important to measure your feet when go shoe shopping. “The best time is at the end of the day when your feet have had the opportunity to spread to the max,” she said. And try on both shoes. Most of us have one foot that’s larger than the other.
Source: http://www.komonews.com/news/consumer/Want-happy-feet-Get-the-right-shoes-249380961.html

What we do know is that ill-fitting sneakers can contribute to a number of foot ailments, including plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendonitis, says Paul Langer, DPM, author of Great Feet for Life. Adds Lisa Callahan, MD, co-director of the Womens Sports Medicine Center at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City: While wearing the wrong shoe doesnt account for all injuries , its worth investing in one that will minimize your risk. The tips here, from Reed Ferber, PhD, director of the Running Injury Clinic at the University of Calgary in Canada, and Johanna Bjorken, head of footwear for the specialty running store JackRabbit in New York City, will help you start off on the right foot. ID your running style Ninety-four percent of runners hit the ground with their heel first. If thats you, opt for shoes with plenty of heel padding to support the impact. Get the perfect fit Athletic shoes should be cozy the moment you lace up. Forgo too-loose or too-tight styles. Also make sure theres about half an inch between your big toe and the front of the sneaker.
Source: http://news.health.com/2014/03/11/3-tips-for-finding-feel-great-running-shoes/

Cool shoes for the season

Be quiet, confident and matter of fact. If you have implemented the other tips I’ve mentioned and she still throws a fit, don’t make it a big deal or create a power struggle. Just carry her shoes to the car and put them on once she gets to school. Get playful. Children are wired to have as much fun as possible. Use that instinct!
Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/susan-stiffelman/shoes-every-morning-is-a-battle_b_4935912.html

Sarah, 48, was sensibly attired for this mission on Tuesday in lace-up green high tops with cushioned soles that made getting around the Big Apple a lot easier. Sensible soles: Sarah Jessica Parker opted for comfortable trainers over glitzy heels while running errands in New York on Tuesday The mother-of-three appeared to be solo as she padded swiftly across the busy street carrying a bag of new purchases. She didn’t even stop to rearrange her purse and hurriedly slipped it across her shoulders in mid-stride. Sarah, who is famous for her eclectic fashion sense, lived up to that reputation in cuffed jeans that showed off a few inches of her trim shins. She’s got heels: The Sex And The City star just launched her new shoe line that evokes images of her shoe-loving alter ego Carrie Bradshaw Swift walker: When it came to getting around the city she loves, Sarah chose a pair of green high top trainers The actress wore a warm printed sweater and a camel coat, along with a green scarf that was wound a couple times around her neck. Her honey-streaked brown hair was a tangled mess in her clothes but she didn’t seem to be concerned about looks on this day. On Saturday, Sarah channelled her Sex And The City charm to debut her SJP shoe line at Nordstrom Aventura fashion stores Mall in Aventura, Florida. No time to lose: Sarah made good time on her mission and kept walking even as she slipped her bag over her shoulders No shoes: Sarah carried her shoeless daughter Tabitha in her arms during her routine school run She wears the socks: Little Tabitha had on a pair of socks to keep her feet warm in the chilly weather For this momentous occasion, Sarah was stylish in a lacy pink dress over a white blouse and sheer black stockings, sporting a pair SJP T-strap black heels.
Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2578399/Sarah-Jessica-Parker-trades-killer-heels-comfy-high-tops-run-errands-New-York.html

For an edgier feel, shoes are given the pop treatment by splashing vivid colours such as fuchsia and turquoise. Theres also an unexpected mix of materials such as suede, kid, patent and pony skin with shiny metal details. Patrick Coxs designs combine edgier style withGeoxs comfortable breathable footwear. Cox adds his signature techni-colour vision to a collection of sneakers and boat shoes, featuring the yellow/orange and fuchsia gradiated colour treatment. For the mens collection, Coxs cutting edge style and eye for design is combined with Geoxs offering of comfortable breathable footwear for fashion-conscious men.
Source: http://www.thestar.com.my/Lifestyle/Women/Fashion/2014/03/12/Cool-shoes-for-the-season/

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