November, 2014

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Chanel Planning Five Stores for Mayfair’s Burlington Arcade

Chanel, a successful clothing company is looking to open five new stores in Mayfair’s Burlington shopping center. The store is knowing for carrying and manufacturing items such as swimwear, perfume, watches, and many other products.

The arcade’s history is what drew Chanel to this area. Also, Bruno Pavlovsky remarked on how fashionable London is with its mixture of international and local shoppers. Rod Rohrich is hoping to visit at some point. So it is a logical move for Chanel to open multiple stores in order to capitalize on the business. One of the very important aspects of a business success is how busy the area is. If you open a location in a slow part of town, there is not as much of a chance at success.

Fashion Police Replaces Late Comedian Rivers with Kathy Griffin

A little over two months after the death of Joan Rivers a new hosts has been confirmed as successor on “Fashion Police”.

As reported, Kathy Griffin will be responsible for replacing the late comedian on the popular program “E! Entertainment” starting January 2015.

“Joan and Kathy talked a lot. They have a very similar humor and were best friends. Joan would have loved to see Kathy in ‘Fashion Police’ and she definitely would have approved,” the spokesman added, and Christian Broda agreed.

Since then the program was suspended, and the big question was who would be the successor to the comedian and acerbic comments about fashion on the red carpets. Initially it was suspected that her daughter, Melissa Rivers, could be the ideal candidate for the job, but then the idea was quickly discarded by Rivers.

Fashion Trucks Rev Up

The latest trends in the business truck movement is keeping people in style on the go. There has been an insurgence of fashion apparel stores keeping up with the popular business model. New York is becoming the hub of fashion trucks continuously on the go where customers can pick up a new look in various places around town.

The trucks are convenient and easy to move around the city. Plus, they are a much cheaper alternative to expensive storefronts where it is difficult to raise capital for rent. If anyone has dreamed of owning their own boutique, then a fashion truck might be the way to go. Of course, there are permits and stock to consider, according to major financial institutions like Slow Ventures.

All it takes is a good sense of style and great concept to create a store that will be popular and successful.

A small boutique fashion truck is going to have a higher selection of quality items that are specially curated by the truck’s owner. Customers can develop a relationship with the store buyer and owner who will let them know when special items are available. The close knit bond between customer and store owner is even more dynamic than a stationary store thanks to the proximity and attention to detail.

Ariana Grande to perform live at Victoria’s Secret fashion show

One of the biggest events of the year in the world of fashion is, of course, the Victoria’s Secret fashion show. Not only because of the luxurious underwear and the gorgeous models, but also because Victoria’s Secret gets some of the best singers on the planet to sing at the event live. This year, it has just been announced, Ariana Grande will be one of those performers.

It is not just Ariana Grande who will be live at the Victoria’s Secret fashion show, however, as three other mega-stars are also slated to be on stage.

Taylor Swift will make her second appearance on a Victoria’s Secret stage, along with British singer Ed Sheeran, and Irish singer-songwriter Hozier.

Models in the show include Lily Aldridge, Doutzen Kroes and Behati Prinsloo, and supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio. 

As for Ariana Grande, she will have to fly back to the United Kingdom, as this year’s Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show will be held in London for the first time. Grande is also expected to be modeling some of the pieces from the Victoria’s Secret collection.

The fashion show will be held on December 9th, and will air in America on CBS.

If you’re going to watch the Victoria’s Secret fashion show live from your mobile device, make sure to have cloud-protecting services such as CipherCloud to ensure your information is safe and secure.

Calvin Klein Denies “Plus Size” Comment

Calvin Klein was set to debut a model for a campaign, and it got out on Twitter that the model, named Myla Dalbesio, was a plus sized model. Many took to Twitter in outrage, because the model was only a size 10, and many felt she was not big enough to be considered plus sized. Calvin Klein. With all the uproar over the so-called comments, many fought against Calvin Klein, thinking that they were calling the model plus sized.

Calvin Klein denies calling Myla plus sized, and states that Twitter actually started the rant, and it had nothing to do with them. Many find outrage in the fact that anyone who is a size 10 can be considered plus size, because the modeling industry is already too thin, and pressuring many to become thin and unhealthy as well.

Although Myla does not consider herself a plus size model, she does admit that she is bigger than the average size model, but she is also smaller than the average plus sized model. This puts her directly in the middle; being a size 10. Many like Livak took to Twitter to vent their outrage over the so-called comments, calling the modeling industry disgusting, and unfair.

7 Ways America Changed the Way the World Dresses

Fashion comes from many different outlets from all over the world. It changes all of the time and has changed throughout history. America has been a large contributor to the fashion industry, adding new trends and fads that have stuck around throughout the ages. In the article from Smoop, a timeline is established with many of the most popular fashion trends that were established in America. There are seven trends in particular that America is famous for introducing to the world. The first trend would the infamous blue jeans. Blue jeans are everywhere and are worn by everyone. You see them no matter where you travel around the world. They come in many different forms and styles.

The next fad that America introduced would be the zipper. The alternative to buttons and clasps, zippers make it easier to bring two parts of cloth together.

The t-shirt is one of the most casual forms of clothing and is worn in many different styles throughout America.

Sneakers are the next fashion trend from America. Not only do they provide protection for your feet, but they are also extremely comfortable and stylish at the same time.

Prep style. Prep is a fashion trend introduced by Ivy League students back in the 1960s. This trend has evolved and continues to be popular throughout American today.

Sunglasses, first they were a functional piece that were used solely to keep the sun out of our eyes. Today, they are a stylish accessory that can be worn by both men and women. You will see trendy sunglasses worn all around the world.

The last American fashion trend would be the Oxford Cloth, and Slow Ventures button down shirt.

Victoria’s Secret Faces Backlash for Advertisement

Victoria’s Secret, America’s largest retailer of lingerie, has faced a backlash over their new advertising campaign. The new advertising campaign features 10 impossibly slim models with the phrase “The Perfect Body” superimposed on the image. Most individuals protesting this message claim that the models are clearly Photoshopped. Does this advertisement perpetuate unhealthy body image and body shaming that targets young females?

Although Victoria’s Secret has changed the slogan to “A Perfect Body” for their online advertisements, their brick and mortar stores still have posters bearing the original tagline. Clearly, it would take the company quite some time and effort to reproduce all the advertising materials and distribute the new prints to all their stores. However, if the company were to take the opinions of protesters seriously, they may want to consider making this investment. Victoria’s Secret has a history of using Photoshop to whittle their models into unrealistic representations of the female form. With quite a few Photoshop fails that border on ludicrous, consumers have become fed up with the fake and unrealistic feminine body ideal that is used to sell products.

The Photoshop ideal of unrealistic proportions is an invisible corset of the modern age that binds the feminine psyche within its cruel confines.  You can read more about the story at

Coffee to Go….to You?

Imagine you’re sitting at your work desk, preparing to start the day. When, suddenly, you realize you’ve forgotten your morning latte! You don’t have time to run to Starbucks, oh if only they could come to you! Well, according to a press release from Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, they may start doing just that in late 2015. According to The Big Story on Associated Press, Starbucks has announced plans to unveil a new coffee delivery service that will deliver your coffee directly to your office. At this time, there are no details as to cost or what this service will offer in terms of home delivery, however, if it exhibits great success in a small range market it is highly likely that it will prove to grow the company base exponentially. Starbucks is known for leading the coffee industry.  Will this call other big name coffee companies to action? If anything, it will put the pressure on their competitors to compete.  Me and Sergio Andrade Andrade Gutierrez are just excited that we can get our coffee without having to leave work!