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Milan Fashion Week: Marni Seized By Nomadic Spirit

“I was frustrated with the shopping process for products like jeans and wanted to make a custom denim that fit but wasn’t $1,000,” he told CNBC. Acustom’s weekender look, pictured above, features a blue-and-red site internet gingham shirt, an indigo Italian tweed jacket accented with pops of purple, and a pair of 12-ounce raw denim jeans. Everything’s custom fit and unique to the modeleven the bespoke jeans. Olivia C | TechInMotion A model sports an LED umbrella at the Wearable Tech Fashion Show during Social Media Week. Geisha Teku Here’s one way to light up spirits on a rainy day. Geisha Teku incorporates LED’s into clothing and products like umbrellas. The FLORAbrella is an umbrella inspired by the 1982 sci-fi flick “Blade Runner.” The product uses 144 LED’s to display three different color patterns.
Source: http://www.cnbc.com/id/101435644

LOOK FOR LUPITA The ultimate coup for a designer is to dress a young rising star on the Oscar red carpet, as fashion houses are trying to appeal to millennials who are likely to become customers as they earn more money, Pedraza said. From Carey Mulligan’s quirky Prada gown covered with miniature kitchen utensils in 2010, Lawrence’s bold red form-fitting Calvin Klein in 2011, to Rooney Mara’s white structured Givenchy gown offset by jet black hair in 2012, each year one emerging actress is sure to make a fashion statement. This year, all eyes are on “12 Years a Slave” best supporting actress nominee Lupita Nyong’o, who has so far captivated fashion critics with her vibrant color choices. From a vermillion Ralph Lauren column gown with a cape at the Golden Globes, a turquoise figure-hugging Gucci dress with a floral detailed neckline at the Screen Actor’s Guild Awards, to a jade Dior Haute Couture gown at the BAFTAs in London, the 30-year-old actress has topped the best-dressed lists. Nyong’o’s fashion hits have cast a spotlight on her stylist, newcomer Micaela Erlanger, whose savvy picks have showcased the actress’ versatility, made her a fashion muse almost overnight, and helped her land a campaign with luxury brand Miu Miu. “Having that standout moment or having that public image is really an integral part of building someone’s persona,” said Erlanger. As for what the Kenyan actress will wear on the Oscars red carpet, Erlanger isn’t giving any clues.
Source: http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/23/us-oscars-fashion-idUSBREA1M0GH20140223

Fashion Week offers city a makeover

Colored booties, and sometimes berets with a crochet lining, finished the looks. A FAMILY AFFAIR Rosita Missoni watched her daughter Angela’s creations from a seat near the runway entrance accompanied by her grandchildren. She said she felt “the pride of having created a business, a job, which my children enjoy to continue. I think this is a privilege.” The presence of three Missoni generations was a touching show of familial strength, following the death of CEO Vittorio Missoni, Angela’s brother, in a plane crash in January 2013 followed four months later by the death of family patriarch and company co-founder Ottavio Missoni at age of 92. POT OF GOLD Milan designer Marco de Vincenzo’s new looks culminated with pretty cocktail and day dresses in a copper rainbow effect. The designer already found the pot of gold: French conglomerate LVMH confirmed to Women’s Wear Daily before the runway show Sunday that it is making “a significant” investment in the brand.
Source: http://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory/milan-fashion-week-marni-seized-nomadic-spirit-22641542

ET When asked to give any hints as to what ensemble she plans to wear for the 2014 Academy Awards, Nyongo said, Mums the word. But Nyongo did share some observations on her favorite looks. At the 2014 Golden Globes in a Ralph Lauren Gown: I loved wearing that dress, Nyongo said. I definitely felt that I might fly. In a Gucci Dress at the 2014 Screen Actors Guild Awards: (Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images) That was a very special dress, Nyongo recalled. I just love how three-dimensional it was. On the Cover of the February 17, 2014 issue ofNew York Magazine: (New York Magazine) Nyongo hadnt seen photos of herself in New York Magazine yet when Robin Roberts showed her for the first time.
Source: http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/2014/02/dressing-up-like-lupita-nyongo-from-the-fashion-icon-herself/

There are very few places where you can dress up and not feel overdressed. The people behind Sacramento Fashion Week are trying to change that casual culture. The week of events, which concludes today with the fall-winter designer showcase at the California Automobile Museum, aims to elevate the capital citys style sense while highlighting some of the best Northern California designers, said Duane Ram, who started Fashion Week eight years ago. People need something to inspire them, Ram said. You dont really see a lot of people dressing up. Im trying to bring some color and life (to the city). Sacramento Fashion Week bears little resemblance to its counterparts in trendsetting New York, London, Milan and Paris, where world-renowned designers showcase their works to the worlds top retailers and fashion journalists.
Source: http://www.sacbee.com/2014/02/22/6179556/fashion-week-offers-city-a-makeover.html

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Pretty Shell Jewelry Set Now Available On Aypearl.com

http://www.chicemma.com For the “more is more” crowd on a budget, these new jewelry rental sites let users borrow without (as much of) a commitment. Rent the Runway How it works: Rent the Runway started as a formal dress rental company in 2009 by a pair of Harvard roommates. By 2010, they’d added jewelry designers like Dannijo, Kenneth Jay Lane and Janis Savitt. Filter by date, price, style and more, then book up to four months in advance for a four- or eight-day rental. Where to go: http://www.renttherunway.com What you pay: $5-$250 What you get: Kate Spade New York Disco Pansy bib necklace ($45), Oscar de la Renta Northern Lights ring ($30; pictured), Alexis Bittar Genie in a Bottle earrings ($30) Rocks Box How it works: Designed as a “jewelry discovery service” in 2012, Bay Area Rocks Box sends members three pieces of jewelry at a time, curated from a range of independent designers, for a flat monthly fee.
Source: http://www.sfgate.com/style/article/Jewelry-rental-websites-offer-more-bling-for-5193483.php

Jewelry rental websites offer more bling for fewer bucks

The brand sells hard candy earrings and rings that are edible. If youre looking for some craft ideas, try out these suggestions. Lifesaver Bracelets This is a good craft for small kids because the pieces are large and easy to thread. Start by gathering some lifesaver candies and licorice ropes. If desired, you can also use orange rings or large cereal pieces. Older children might like to use colored, hollow licorice that has been cut into pieces.
Source: http://www.examiner.com/article/valentine-s-day-candy-jewelry-projects-for-kids

Valentine’s Day candy jewelry projects for kids

And flower shell jewelry is the most popular and commonest. Shell jewelry wins people’s praises for its pretty looks and quite low prices. Shell flower is also the most popular decoration in the jewelry market. Shell jewelry is good to our health. It can relieve our physical pain. If you want to wholesale shell jewelry with quite low prices, come to aypearl.com. It will never let you down.
Source: http://www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/14/02/p4273551/pretty-shell-jewelry-set-now-available-on-aypearl-com

Santa Fe jewelry store robber sought

The flames in 2010 reduced the Copper Butterfly in Cloudcroft to rubble. Out of the ashes came the Turquoise Butterfly in Santa Fe. Its horribleI wanted to get past that and get over that, Barbara Rice, Owner Turquoise Butterfly said. Barbara Rice took another hit this week when a man walked into her store and took his pick of anything and everything he could fit into his pockets. Its horrible you work so hard, everybody here works so hard.
Source: http://krqe.com/2014/02/02/santa-fe-jewelry-store-robber-sought/