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The Fendi Designer Handbag

By Duncan Archibaldclothes fendi

This is the time of the year when all the fashion designers are bringing out new ranges for the summer. Fendi is no exception and has brought out new ranges of designer handbags. They have been producing quality designer products for many years.

The fashion empire of Fendi was founded in Rome, Italy 1925. At this time they manufactured leather goods and furs. These products made Fendi an immediate success and they were able to open a second shop in 1932. The name Fendi at that time became renowned throughout Rome for high quality products.

The company now manufactures a range of different designer products, these being:

Handbags Bags Wallets Purses Sunglasses Colognes Watches

Fendi’s has brought out a new line of handbag for Spring/Summer 2008 season. This is the Spy Bag which is both a classic design and a legend in its own right. It is a high Fashion handbag that contains lots of detail including Napa leather material with braided leather trimming, Matching top-stitching, zippered main compartments with large leather pull, external flap pocket with mirror like hardware and Internal patch pocket. The inside of these intricate bags is completely lined in Fendi Zucca Brown fabric, found on the top of the line Fendi items.

With a vast range of top quality designs by Fendi it becomes very difficult for a woman to choose the perfect handbag. In general most women collect handbags and have one for practically every occasion. At one time women would buy a particular handbag that would be in coordination with the clothing or the shoes. These days are now gone, take a look at some of the celebrities who buy designer handbags, these are sometime loud and very noticeable. When the handbag is in full show it gives a woman that feeling of being special. The Fendi product has that affect on women and brings out the true fashion design in them.


Eco Fasion Designer Spotlight – Jae Basilio

By Kimberly Joyfasion designer

Eco fashion, also known as sustainable fashion, is a logical part of the green movement that has become big in the past few years. It’s great if we can all do our part to save the earth, but it becomes a bit trickier when it comes to fashion. How does one find eco friendly clothing that actually looks nice and is stylish as well? The answer might be closer than you think, and even better than you think, because eco fashion desgners like Jae Basilio are popping up online.

The first thing to look for when looking for a eco friendly clothing line is the type of fabrics they’re using. Just because a fashion line labels themselves as eco friendly doesn’t mean their clothing actually is. But a line like Jae Basilio can actually live up to their word. All of their fabrics are sustainable, and the styles are cute as well. Take the royal blue Janelle Dress, which is made of 100% bamboo, one of the most eco friendly fabrics on the market, and knew it could look so stylish? This tube dress is just gorgeous; it drapes along the bust, and then hangs down the front and drapes along the sides as well. The eco friendly fashion look is great for cocktail parties and weddings; you’ll look great and feel good about the environment as well!

But the green fashion looks of Jae Basilio don’t just stop there. Another hot style this eco conscious label has on the market this season is the Cameron Dress, which is a little black shift dress with cream lining. The dress is inspired by a black and white Chanel dress worn by Cameron Diaz to her premiere of the movie The Holiday back in 2006. It’s been a couple of years, but the look still is beloved by both regular and eco fashionistas’. The Jae Basilio version of this dress is made of 100% cashmere, and it’s a very thin cashmere, making it comfortable to wear and cool in the summer.

The great fashion from eco fashion designer Jae Basilio doesn’t stop there. Be sure to check out the yellow Cynthia Tank, which is a fitted and body conscious yellow spaghetti strap dress with beaded traps and a cute kangaroo shaped draping in the back. They also have the black Janet Wrap on the market right now, which is a super short wrap dress with a flared bottom and gorgeous crochet detailing on the sleeves. This dress is made of 100% organic cotton, making it sustainable fashion all around!

So even if you’re new to the eco fashion movement, and even if you’re just beginning to get conscious about the earth, stocking up on stylish pieces from eco fashion designer Jae Basilio will not only do a lot for your closet but the earth too. Check out Jae Basilio clothing online.

Chanel Clothing Line

By Jamie Hansonsport chanel

The Chanel fashion house in Paris is quite well known in the fashion world was established by Coco Chanel. In 1909, when Gabrielle Chanel began with her small store in Paris, little did she know that this was a small opening for her tremendous achievement in future and would build a complete new fashion era.

Initially, The Balsan home, the place where she began with a small store, started selling dramatic hats to the French females who came along with their spouses, there she came in contact with Arthur Chapel, who observed the remarkable features in Coco and in 1910, he assisted her in finding a status at 31 Rue Cambon. Coco started with the women’s sports wear range in 1913. Her creations reflected simplicity rather than lavish and wealthy look. A period arrived when her collection included flannel blazers, long jersey sweaters, boat-neck tops, formal linen skirts and skirt-jackets. By 1915, her complete range gained popularity and was well accepted for its simple look throughout France. Formerly, her collection included classy daytime wear with a coat, black dresses for evenings which were slightly decorated with ribbons and laces along with some embroidery by further enhancing its look with fur, feathers and use of metallic fabrics with shades of amber and grey. However she believed in simplicity was the key to true panache. A person who is genuinely simple is more graceful and elegant. Christian Dior and LVMH were Chanel’s biggest competitors in the world of International market. In 1950, when Christian Dior was the major player and had a great share in couture industry, it was at that time when Coco took monetary assistance and business guidance from Pierre and in return had to give away all the rights for the entire product range with trademark ‘Channel’ after which Chanel once again gained popularity and fame in the world of fashion industry.

Now Chanel includes a variety in handbags, cosmetics, couture, perfumes, ready-to-wear and a huge range of luxury goods. Well nobody can ignore the Parisian look in the unique range of fashionable collection of Chanel, which has managed to create an absolutely different fashion entity. Evening bags are the most wonderful and trendiest collection among several other leather goods and are considered to be the hottest choice in the Chanel fashion house.

The ‘Paris Fashion Week’ has created an unforgettable impression on the minds of audience and a huge crowd of latest fashion lovers as it included an amazing range of Chanel designs and marvelous creations. Chanel brand has set a record by ruling over the minds of fashion lovers with its amazing collection for more than decades and a lot more to come. Chanel fashion reveals the Parisian tradition in its modern and smart designs and creations. All the fashion lovers just go crazy over the entire Chanel range for its unique design and styles which is widely appreciated and willingly accepted.

In fact Chanel is the most famous and most popular brand in the whole fashion industry. The women’s designer wear reveals Chanels innovations and creativity, to own a Chanel brand and accessories has become a wild craze among most of the woman today. The famous celebrities often appreciate the Chanel brand and they always fell proud to posses products by Chanel and have one when they are on an outing. Due to the increasing fame and rising demand from all over the fashion market, Chanel products are not sufficient as its most popular collection is in great demand by fashion lovers. As the simple designs have become highly irresistible among the young women who are fashion conscious, the Chanel clothing has become immensely attractive in the world of international fashion market.

Its main focus is on particular designs which are appreciated and well accepted all over by most of the people in the fashion world like animal prints, pine stripe suits and a too much of black color in its creations and designs. The perfumes for women have created an impression to the extent the Chanel bagged away the Perfume Academy International Prize. Chanel clothing suits the normal people and is not well carried by the fashion models as it doesn’t fascinate them. Chanel fashion house has built its brand which is rising tremendously in the fashion market everyday. Chanel fashion clothing and accessories has indeed all set to hit the target audience now and forever.

Fashion Design Colleges

By Clark HunterFashion Design Colleges

While many people go into modeling and fashion design with no real experience and certainly no formal experience, those that do seem to fair much better. Modeling and fashion design colleges can help you lay the foundation for what may become a beautiful career. Modeling and fashion design may appear to be easy and straightforward, but there are many small details that one cannot learn by just stepping into the business. A formal education can clue one into these little details so that you can go into the business with all the confidence in the world. An education through one of many fashion design schools will simply make you seem more reputable to those that you seek employment with, which can open the door to new and exciting things as well.

Modeling and Fashion design colleges have been around since the beginning of the industry for those that really wanted to pursue the business in a professional manner. For a long time these colleges were often laughed at and dismissed, but as more and more unqualified people entered the business place, these fashion design college options seemed more and more worthy. While some just have a knack for modeling and fashion design, most can benefit from some formal training as it enables each person to refine their personal abilities as well as develop new ones that are nice to have in the business.

Many modeling and fashion schools just do not focus on one aspect of the business, so when you attend you get to look at the bigger picture and really find your place in it. Many of the fashion design schools offer education in modeling, fashion, fashion merchandising, as well as sales marketing. All of these elements come together to give one a great background from which to draw for their entire career. All of this formal education and information allows those that are interested in fashion design to choose which way they would like their career to go. Any fashion design college such as Barbizon or Brooks College offer this full education that can really allow students to try many things before they settle on just one aspect of the fashion industry.

Modeling and fashion design school are commonplace now and most of those that are interested in fashion have to attend them now to be taken seriously. Even a two-year program is considered worthy in the eyes of many professionals, so long as prospective employees have had some formal training. Fortunately, for most of the students, most of these fashion design college choices are not very expensive so they can get their education completed and out into the fashion world in very little time. Many of the colleges offer classes over the Internet, which is great because it will allow them to apprentice or get real world experience at the same time.

The bottom line is that modeling and fashion design schools are worth the time and money that they take to get an education. One must be sure that the college of their choice is accredited before signing up, but generally these colleges are worth their weight in gold. An education through a fashion design college can be priceless, especially if you take the time to really learn new things, refine your skills, and even make some contacts in the business to make breaking into the business even easier. Design colleges often allow young students to begin as early as 16-18, which can really put some people a step ahead when it comes to beginning their business and will get you into a fashion design career.

Fashion Buying

By Yogitha Ramamoorthyfashion buyer

Fashion buyers forecast industry trends and transform them into effective business proposals. Careers in fashion buying are extremely popular and challenging.

As a fashion buyer, you need to know what trends sold in the past and what is likely to be popular in the future. It is advisable to keep yourself updated on the changes in trends. You need to have a thorough knowledge of what’s been happening with the fashion changes in the past as this will help you decide what’s needed in the future. In fact fashion buyers must work months in advance, so that the goods are ready when the season starts. It helps to have a formal degree in fashion buying. You can also opt for an internship with the major stores and established companies to gain sufficient experience.

Attend fashion shows and keep yourself updated on all the latest aspects of fashion. Make a meticulous research on the quick selling styles, fads and other trends in the past and the present. Also, be original, inventive, organized and be primed to take risks. Work on your communication and interpersonal skills, as you might have to take bold decisions.

A fashion buyer gets to know about the newest and hot trends before anybody else does. You get the privilege of setting trends and predict what the next hot thing will be. You get to travel globally and meet interesting people. You also get to order interesting items from the major fashion capitals of the world. On the whole fashion buying is a very thrilling career, after all very few get the opportunity to formulate and set trends.

Marc Jacobs – A Fashion Force

By Paris Wardmarc jacobs fashion

Controversial out-of-the-box creativity – bold speaking – and a WYSIWYG (what-you-see-is-what-you-get) personality is the winning combination that has made 45 year old Marc Jacobs a force to be reckoned with in the fashion world. At the age of 21, fresh out of college, he and partner Robert Duffy founded the label that started it all.

With Jacobs as the creative genius and Duffy as the financial whiz their successful 24 year journey has gained worldwide fame with yearly sales of almost 2 billion. “I really don’t know what’s opening where,” states Jacobs. And with regards to the launch of Marc by Marc Jacobs in 2001 “I’m so glad we diversified,” says Duffy. “It means we can go where the money is, and right now that’s Marc by Marc Jacobs.”

From Daisy his bestseller spin-off perfume to the astronomical 45 stores opening this year that will carry the Marc Jacobs line – one of which is in Moscow – Jacobs and Duffy make a phenomenal fashion statement in their own right to be watched and learned from. Defining the fashion trends for almost a quarter of a century with no sign of waning in the near future.

As the creative director since 1997 for Louis Vuitton he was responsible for the Stephen Sprouse Louis Vuitton graffiti bags in 2001 and the more recent Sprouse animal-print scarf craze, Takashi Murakami’s smiley-cherry Louis Vuitton designer bag in 2003, and the artistry of Richard Prince for the spring/summer 2008 Louis Vuitton bag collection. You will consider adding these new exquisite contemporary bags to your art collection.

Last March Jacobs received media attention in a different fashion when he was admitted, by his friend and partner Robert Duffy, for the second time to a drug rehab facility. He gained tabloid attention when he was released and pronounced clean. The publicity put him in the same playing field so to speak as his clients, and his transformation physically is remarkable.

Jacobs speaks about his choice of Victoria Beckham as the face of his signature line. “Just like I’m interested in contemporary art, music, all sorts of things, I’m fascinated by pop culture, and people’s fascination with her and other contemporary icons, as I call them. As soon as I saw her after the Louis Vuitton show for spring/summer 2008, when she came backstage, I got the idea and went to see her at the Ritz. We spoke about the irony and perversity of it, and she totally got it.” With his usual muses being that of Sofia Coppola, Charlotte Rampling and Rachel Feinstein, Beckham is a definitive change for Jacobs.

Marc is a definite team player and has stated that he has never done anything by himself. He will credit everyone from the pattern-cutters to the stylists for their input and ideas. Though he admits that he is the final filter in the design team, he states that the customer is the ultimate final filter – for “What survives the whole process is what people wear.”marc jacobs fashion

Retro and Vintage Apparel

By Suzie Chandlarvintage apparel

People like vintage and retro clothing for different reasons.  Some people prefer the materials used during a certain era while others prefer the designs and the cut of the clothes.  Finally, some people just like being able to point out to others that the clothing they own is genuine vintage from another era.  There is something kind of cool about just wearing that retro gear.

A lot of people right now are in to wearing fashions from the 1970s and 1980s.  That is par for the course as it seems that fashion often comes back about twenty to thirty years after it was first popular.   The fashions from the seventies include a wide range of looks.  The early seventies were a continuation of the late sixties extreme casual look.  Jeans, granny dresses, hot pants and midi skirts were representative for female fashion.  Males continued the hippie look until the middle to late seventies brought about the switch to the unforgettable disco fashions.  Disco looks included shiny skin tight outfits and loud silk shirts among other fashion fiascos.

When the eighties came along, the disco theme continued, but not everyone followed along.  Trends moved toward a preppy look in the middle of the decade that included Polo shirts with collars turned up and docksider shoes with no socks.  Watching some episodes of Miami Vice or some mid-eighties music videos can give you a feel for what was being worn by people who follow fashion.

Today, when people dress in a retro fashion, the idea is not to copy the look exactly.  Some people do this and end up looking like they are wearing a costume.  The way to make the most of seventies and eighties vintage clothing is to incorporate is into what is popular today.  It is meant to be an accent to your look, not a look in itself.

Dressing with an appreciation for vintage clothing doesn’t have to be limited to the two decades mentioned.  There are some great old clothes out there from even earlier decades.  The 1940s are very popular with some people as a fashion era.  During this time, the United States went through a lot of changes due to the war.  This include clothing fashions.  Because of shortages of material and other basic items, clothing in the forties was much simpler than in the previous decade.  People who appreciate more basic styles might enjoy clothing from this era.

Whether you like vintage clothing or not, it can be interesting to look at from a historical viewpoint.  Clothing and fashion help to tell the story of a different time.  Sometimes we look back and smile, and sometimes we just shake our heads.