Fashion GPS, the web based platform is now on board as an industry sponsor for the 5th Annual Fashion 2.0 Awards organized byStyle Coalition.
The awards are the first industry-recognized distinction honoring the most innovative fashion brands for their outstanding achievements and communication strategies across a variety of digital media channels. Nominees, selected by an online community of industry influencers and fashion fans, are posted onhttp://fashion20awards.com/vote, where the public can cast their votes through March 17th, 2014.
2014 Fashion 2.0 Award nominees are:
: Burberry | DKNY | Kate Spade | Marc Jacobs | Michael Kors BEST FACEBOOK: ASOS | Burberry | J Brand Jeans | Michael Kors | Ralph Lauren BEST INSTAGRAM: Free People | Marc Jacobs | Nasty Gal | Rebecca Minkoff | Zac Posen BEST PINTEREST: Free People | J.Crew | Kate Spade | Nordstrom | Tory Burch BEST E-COMMERCE: ASOS | Moda Operandi | ModCloth | NET-A-PORTER | Shopbop BEST ONLINE VIDEO: Chanel | Free People | H&M | Prada | Ralph Lauren BEST ONLINE CAMPAIGN: Burberry | Coach | DKNY | GAP | Polo Ralph Lauren BEST STARTUP: 72Lux | Acustom Apparel | Rank & Style | Wearable Experiments | Zady BEST WEARABLE TECH: Cuff | Google Glass | Jawbone UP | Nike Fuel Band | Pebble Steel TOP INNOVATOR: ASOS | Burberry | DKNY | Michael Kors | Ralph Lauren
Looks like the MEN were IN at the 86th Annual Academy Awards. Sporting threads by designers like Armani (Leonardo DeCaprio), Dolce & Gabbana (Mattew McConaughey above), Saint Laurent (Jared Leto), Prada (Jason Sudakis), Burberry (Ryan Seacrest), Lanvin (Pharrell Williams) and MORE,it was clearly a night to remember. The color choices were even more divine than the heavyweight designer names--lush midnight blue hues or dreamy cream winter white jackets were the most noteworthy.
Best Supporting Actor Winner Jared Leto donning a crimson bow tie against his winter white Saint Laurent jacket was killer. Presenter Jason Sudakis in a dark blue Prada tuxe was beyond suave. It is a very fashionable night when men shine as brightly as women on the red carpet--bravo! To follow are The Quest for "it"sTop 3 Best Dressed at Oscars 2014, make that 4 including (No. 1 pictured above).
Leonardo De Caprio
*photo #1 courtesy of Cheis Polk/Getty Images; poto #2 courtesy of Fame Flynet; photo #3 courtesy of Kevin Wynter/ Getty Images; photo # 4 couretsy of Jason Merritt/Getty Images
CRAP Eyewear's new Spring '14 Collection is out now! The collection features brand new colorways, three new frame styles and a bunch of retocked favorites. The hippest? Might we suggest the following: The No Waveis the geometric, post punk sibling of their popular T.V. Eyeframe. Slightly smaller, the unisex silhouettte is a futuristic take on a classic keyhole shape.
Brazilian Designer Alessandra Meskita shows her own brand of glam. Inspired this season by great women of Hollywood circa the 1950s/60s think Elizabeth Taylor, Audrey Hepburn, Sophia Loren, and Grace Kelly; as well as the year of the Horse based on it strength. The collection exudes confidence and quality while never losing or sacrificing--SEXINESS.
Lightweight neoprene has been skillfully worked into the collection, an interesting fabric choice, frequently used for outwear, particularly jackets. Designer Alessandra Meskita prefers to wear the fabric most herself during cold weather months. This season she crafts circle skirts, leather corsets, chiffon blouses, jumpsuits etc. The Fall 2014 color palate incorporates her own exclusive prints as well as hues of mauve, peach, and winter white as well as blue, black, electric copper, amber and turquoise.
Standouts include: a bubble neoprene short sleeve dress; a silk embroidery three quarter sleeve dress; a leather point cut jacket, silk wool bustier peplum point w/ silk wool pencil skirt.
It may have been a slightly larger group designers than previous seasons but this simply made it all the more exciting. Academy of Art University Fall 2014 began with breathtaking bursts of color that dazzled the senses, courtesy of Nina Hann Btesh and Jaci Hodges team up to show an authentically retro group of vibrant, retail ready garments. Drawing on the 1960s Hodges succeeds on capturing the fun carefree spirit of pop culture and true chic.
Avante Garde menswear comes complete from head to toe, via the designs of Frank Tsai and Andrea Nieto as with the work of Elizabeth Castellon. Castellon's brocade coats and jackets, for men, were bold statements pieces for those with a discerning eye--simply exquisite.
Lush oversized cable sweaters designed by Jasmine Gonzales are a must, they spell Fall/Winter in a very plush yet easy going way. Gonzales Most recently interned with Rodarte (Spring 2013) and it shows. She was inspired by the idea of all cultures combining as one. Arijana Kajdic, woe we met backstage this season with Gonzales, has similar feminine aesthetic--though her collections displays an immense amount of hard work involving hand beading and hand-dyeing. Kajdic's results? Fabulous.
Cultural prints on a sleek floor length coat or cape jacket are the work of Joseph Khawane, whose textiles were created with military elements where he often uses fabrics in unconventional ways, manipulating them and giving them new life. Khawane's collaboration with Minghu Du, who used an army tent, a wool blanket and a parachute, and cotton canvas, was a wise one.
Standouts include: a patchwork wool coat, over printed pants and printed shirt; a velvet knit sweater, wool shirt, wool pant; a printed vest over printed pant.
Designs by Lori Sclem, Earnest Huang, and Hong Ni, were also fashion forward.
The Desigual Fall 2014collection brought an ecclectic mix of celebs on Thursday,February 6th, the Opening Day of Fashion Week. The afternoon show brought out Karolina Kukova, Siva Kaneswaran of “The Wanted”, Jill Zarin, Adrienne Bailon of “The Real”, Jackie Cruz and Vicky Jeudy of “Orange is the New Black” , Stassi Schroeder of “Vanderpump Rules.” In addition, Victoria Secret model Candice Swanepoel opened & closed the show.
Madonna and daughter Lola have OFFICIALLY debuted the new Spring 2014 Material Girl marketing campaign, “Material Girl Hits Miami” featuring international performer,Rita Ora. Material Girl hits the streets of Miami with Ora, as she was photographed in a series of beautiful shots at Miami hot spots including The Welcome to Miami sign, Ocean Drive and the Raleigh Hotelpool. Ora is one of the latest music protégées from Jay-Z and Roc Nation. Rita stars in her second fashion campaign for the brand, available exclusively at Macy’s and Macys.com in the United States. The multi-media marketing campaign will debut in March issues of fashion and lifestyle magazines as well as online, outdoor, in-store and in Macy’s marketing collateral.
There is nothing more luxurious than the perfect cocktail. Certainly everyone should drink responsibly and when out on the quest one can drink "fashionably" with the help of this little cocktail suggestion
· 1.3 oz. Bulleit Bourbon
· 1 oz. lemon juice
· .75 oz. simple syrup
· .25 oz. ginger syrup
· 3 mint sprigs (take off leaves, remove stems)
Preparation: Dry shake, pour into a highball glass, top with ice & swizzle, keeping the mint on the bottom and top with more crushed ice. Garnish with 3 dashes each of Angostura & Peychaud’s bitters, a mint sprig and candied ginger.
*introduced to The Quest for "it" via BULLEIT USA