Tuesday, July 25, 2017

J Brand Sample Sale - 7/25 - 7/30/17


J BRAND SAMPLE SALE 
OFFERING VARIOUS STYLES AND SIZES FROM THEIR BELOVED DENIM LINE

ABOUT THE BRAND : ​J BRAND
"​J BRAND IS A LOS ANGELES-BASED MEN'S AND WOMEN'S PREMIUM DENIM AND FASHION COMPANY. "

260 FIFTH AVENUE
(28/29TH STREET)
NYC NY 10001
N/R/6 TRAIN TO 28TH STREET

JULY​ 25TH - JULY 30TH​
TUESDAY​: 10AM-8PM
WEDNESDAY-SATURDAY: 10AM-7PM
SUNDAY : 10AM-4PM

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Asics Warehouse Sale - 7/18 - 7/23/17


ASICS WAREHOUSE SALE 
SHOP 50%-80% OFF RETAIL ON APPAREL, FOOTWEAR, AND MORE 

​​ABOUT THE BRAND : ​ASICS
" RETAILER OF COLORFUL ATHLETIC SHOES FOR MEN, WOMEN & CHILDREN.
PLUS SPORTS APPAREL & ACCESSORIES."

260 FIFTH AVENUE
(28/29TH STREET)
NYC NY 10001
N/R/6 TRAIN TO 28TH STREET

​​ ​JULY 18TH - JULY 23RD
TUESDAY : 10AM-8PM
WEDNESDAY-SATURDAY : 10AM-7PM
SUNDAY : 10AM-4PM


Monday, July 17, 2017

Activewear Featuring Spitfire Petite

Shelf Bra/Tank Top: Jillian Michaels for Kmart
Leggings: Spitfire Petite
Sneakers: Reebok
Sunglasses: Oakley
Water Bottle: Bobble

I recently came across activewear brand Spitfire Petite, which by the name you can guess is proportioned to fit petite women. I was super excited to try their Core Performance Petite Long Leggings in Black Mesh. 

The one issue I always have with long leggings is that they are always too long on me and i wear an XS. When it comes to length, I'd say this is my best fitting pair. It would probably fit perfectly if it was an inch shorter, but it's definitely shorter than my other pairs of leggings. I absolutely love mesh leggings, since they are fashionable and keep you cool at the same time. These are now my favorite pair of mesh leggings since the mesh inserts extend up the leg. The breathable mesh inserts are also thicker than the mesh I'm used to wearing. This makes it less likely to snag while putting them on, wearing them or throwing them in the wash. The heavier-grade high-flex fabrics also make these leggings perfect to stretch in and wear in the fall or early spring.

The toning power mesh reinforced waistband really sculpts to my core, and I can keep running without having to worry about my leggings falling and having to constantly pull them up. There is one detail that is key for me: it has a back zip pocket. It's the perfect spot for me to keep my key in. 

I go jogging at night, so during the summer where it's more breezy and less humid, I can wear these despite the heavier fabric. I usually just wear these leggings with a sports bra and tank top but this would also be perfect to wear with a t-shirt or sweatshirt. Overall, these leggings are fashionable, functionable and comfortable for working out or for on-the-go travel, running errands or walking around the city.

Spitfire Petite also specializes in pieces for tennis and golf. They also sent me the Grand Slam Racerback Tennis/Workout Tank to try out, which I plan on doing a fall tennis shoot with. Spitfire Petite is currently having a summer sale of up to 50% off, so it's a great time to stock up on activewear and try out their pieces!

Thank you to Krystal of Krystal Pratt Productions for another amazing shoot, who made this all happen during my lunch hour! She captured a great workout session on camera!

















Photos by Krystal Pratt

- Kim Weling

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Black and White Style with Dr. Martens

Top: Tamar Collection
Jeggings: Gap
Watch: Timex
Shoes: Dr. Martens

You can't go wrong with wearing classic black and white, and once I saw the Dr. Martens Jemima Temperley boot in Black I knew I had to have them! When styling these shoes, I knew they would easily go with a pair of black jeggings, and this white laser-cut vegan leather top for a streetwear vibe. 

I can also see myself wearing these shoes with distressed denim, or dressing them up with a skirt or dress. This chukka style fits my look perfectly, and I love the chunky contrast soles and kiltie detailing. The Jemima Temperley boot has some of Doc's signature elements such as grooved sides, stitching, heel loop, and air-cushioned sole, but it really has it's own fresh and modern look! Aside from the details, they didn't really look like Dr. Martens to me. Whenever I wear these out, people are always amazed when I tell them they are Dr. Martens!

The first time I wore these shoes I had to be on my feet at market for a 12-hour day, and they were incredibly comfortable! These shoes run big and wide, so I usually at least use an insole when I wear them, and sometimes also wear socks. 

Thanks to Krystal of Krystal Pratt Productions who took some amazing lifestyle and product shots! 
















Photos by Krystal Pratt

- Kim Weling

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

TOCCA + Stila Sample Sale Extended + Further Reductions - 7/3 - 7/9/17

FURTHER REDUCTIONS
+ EXTENDED | 7/3-7/9 | 10AM-7PM


TOCCA + STILA SAMPLE SALE
SHOP ​CANDLES, BEAUTY, LOTION, FRAGRANCES & MORE!

ABOUT THE BRAND : TOCCA
"TOCCA IS A NICHE, LUXURY FASHION AND FRAGRANCE HOUSE BASED IN NEW YORK CITY. ENVISIONED BY A GROUP OF FRIENDS WHILE ON HOLIDAY IN 1994, TOCCA CONTINUES TO CELEBRATE THE INDEPENDENT, TRAVEL-INSPIRED, WHIMSICAL LIFESTYLE OF ITS FOUNDING MISSION - TO MAKE MASTERFULLY CRAFTED, LUXURY GOODS ACCESSIBLE."

ABOUT THE BRAND : STILA
"FOR OVER TWENTY YEARS, STILA HAS CREATED INNOVATIVE, ARTISTRY-PROVEN PRODUCTS THAT PERFORM FROM MORNING TO MOONLIGHT. WE ARE SPIRITED, PASSIONATE AND APPROACHABLE AND WE ARE COMMITTED TO INSPIRING EVERY WOMAN TO CELEBRATE HER AUTHENTICITY, BEGINNING WITH HER MAKEUP."

260 FIFTH AVENUE
(28/29TH STREET)
NYC NY 10001
N/R/6 TRAIN TO 28TH STREET

JULY 3RD - JULY 9TH
MONDAY-SUNDAY : 10AM-7PM

Halston Heritage Sample Sale Extended - 7/3 - 7/9/17


HALSTON HERITAGE SAMPLE SALE EXTENDED
UP TO 80% OFF ON WOMEN'S RTW, DRESSES, HANDBAGS & FOOTWEAR

ABOUT THE BRAND: HALSTON HERITAGE
"FOUNDED IN THE 1960, THE HALSTON LABEL TOOK THE FASHION INDUSTRY BY STORM.mKNOWN FOR HIS INNOVATION IN MILLINERY, HALSTON USED HIS SIGNATURE MATERIALS OF JERSEY, CASHMERE, AND SUEDE TO REINVENT THE JUMPSUIT, THE SHIRTDRESS, AND THE CLASSIC CAFTAN, PERMANENTLY LEAVING HIS MARK ON FASHION."
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151 WOOSTER STREET
(BTWN HOUSTON & PRINCE ST.)
NYC NY 10012
N/R TRAIN TO PRINCE ST.
C/E TRAIN TO SPRING ST.
B/D/F/M TRAIN TO BROADWAY-LAFAYETTE

JULY 3RD - JULY 9TH
MONDAY-SUNDAY
10AM-​7PM

Steven Alan Sample Sale Extended - 7/3 - 7/4/17



STEVEN ALAN SAMPLE SALE EXTENDED
UP TO 75% OFF + ADDITIONAL MARKDOWNS

ABOUT THE BRAND: STEVEN ALAN
"WITH THE OPENING OF HIS FIRST STORE IN 1994, STEVEN ALAN QUICKLY BECAME KNOWN NOT ONLY FOR THE EMERGENCE OF THE CASUAL COOL WORLD OF SHIRTING, BUT ALSO HIS SPECIAL FINDS AND CURATED PIECES FROM UP AND COMING DESIGNERS."

150 GREENE STREET
(BTWN HOUSTON & PRINCE ST.)
NYC NY 10012
N/R TRAIN TO PRINCE ST.
C/E TRAIN TO SPRING ST.
B/D/F/M TRAIN TO BROADWAY-LAFAYETTE

JULY 3RD - 4TH
MONDAY-TUESDAY : 10AM-7PM

Sunday, July 2, 2017

The Eleventh Independent Handbag Designer Awards


The AHQ Best Student Made Handbag (handbag featured in back)
McCall Morrow, MM Accessories

The Cutting Edge Bag by Nasty Gal (handbag featured in front)
Amy Steele, Amy Steele


On Wednesday, June 14th, Handbag Designer 101 congratulated this year's winners at the Eleventh Independent Handbag Designer Awards at the SVA Theater. 

Karen Giberson, President of the Accessories Council, presented the 2017 Carlos Falchi IDHA ICONOCLAST Award to Deux Lux.

Congratulations to all the winners in ten distinct categories, including Christopher Belt, who took home three awards: The BERNINA Best Handmade Handbag, The Perfect Everyday Work Tote by Aimee Kestenberg, and Best Retail Bag presented by Neiman Marcus. 

Check out this year's winning bags below.


The BERNINA Best Handmade Handbag
Christopher Belt, Christopher Belt

The Best Retail Bag Presented by Neiman Marcus
Christopher Belt, Christopher Belt

The Perfect Everyday Work Tote by Aimee Kestenberg (not shown)
Christopher Belt, Christopher Belt

The BASIC ADHESIVES Best Green Handbag
Jamie Bolton-Debbage & Lucy Housmann
Wilby Clutch

The Trickle Up Most Socially Responsible Handbag
Gabriela Lopez
Me Accessories

The Best Fujifilm Instax Camera Bag
Becky Moy, Becvoy

The Young and Adventurous Lifestyle Backpack by Guess Handbags
Anna Hegeman, Van Der Borne

The UBM Best Handbag in Overall Style and Design
Elena Longhi, Ninael

The Audience Fan Favorite (not shown)
Shivani Suhag, Avocadoe

- Kim Weling