Iris Apfel x INC at Macy’s – Launching September 2016

I.N.C International Concepts, available exclusively at Macy’s, has announced a partnership with style icon Iris Apfel launching September 2016. For the aptly named “Iris Meets INC” campaign, INC teamed up with Apfel to develop a collection of “must-have” clothing and jewelry centered around this fall’s mod trend. Apfel will also star in a creative advertising campaign for the brand, which will break in early August.

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As an anchor to the campaign, I.N.C will launch a limited edition keyboard of Iris-themed emojis this fall. The emoji graphics will appear throughout all elements of the “Iris Meets I.N.C” campaign, including product hangtags, digital advertising and direct mail.

The collection itself is comprised of approximately 40 pieces that play into fall’s “mod” trend revival. Apfel consulted with I.N.C’s design team and provided creative direction before curating her final selection of items which were chosen for both style and versatility. The collection focuses on key wardrobe staples like shift dresses, A-line skirts, flare leg pants, and statement jackets. In keeping with her signature style, Apfel also included a wide array of black and white bangles in various patterns and sizes.

“Macy’s was my very first department store and we used to always go there on shopping trips,” said Apfel. “I’ve always thought very kindly of Macy’s and I never planned on any of this. How many 94-year-old cover girls do you know?”

Nancy Slavin, senior vice president, marketing, of Macy’s Merchandising Group said “Iris is a perfect partner for I.N.C. Not only does her style resonate with multiple generations of I.N.C shoppers, but there isn’t a more iconic personality to show off the new ‘mod’ style for fall.”

The Iris Meets I.N.C collection will be available exclusively at Macy’s stores and on macys.com starting early September 2016.

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About Macy’s

Macy’s, the largest retail brand of Macy’s, Inc. (NYSE:M), delivers fashion and affordable luxury to customers at approximately 730 locations in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam, as well as to customers in the U.S. and more than 100 international destinations through its leading online store at macys.com. Via its stores, e-commerce site, mobile and social platforms, Macy’s offers distinctive assortments including the most desired family of exclusive and fashion brands for him, her and home. Macy’s is known for such epic events as Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks® and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade®, as well as spectacular fashion shows, culinary events, flower shows and celebrity appearances. Macy’s flagship stores — including Herald Square in New York City, Union Square in San Francisco, State Street in Chicago, and Dadeland in Miami and South Coast Plaza in southern California — are known internationally and are leading destinations for visitors. Building on a more than 150-year tradition, and with the collective support of customers and employees, Macy’s helps strengthen communities by supporting local and national charities giving more than $69 million each year to help make a difference in the lives of our customers.

 

For Macy’s media materials, including images and contacts, please visit our online pressroom at macys.com/pressroom.

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GIGI HADID Seen Wearing DYLANLEX

Gigi Hadid is seen wearing Dylanlex while hosting the 2016 iHeartRADIO MuchMusic Video Awards at MuchMusic HQ on June 19, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. Hadid wears the “Parker” necklace from designer Dylanlex. The Dylanlex “Parker” necklace retails for $860.00 and is available for purchase at www.dylanlex.com.

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ABOUT DYLANLEX

DYLANLEX began as Drew Ginsburg, a young jewelry designer, took to documenting her unique jewelry creations in the form of an Instagram photo journal. Her designs and “selfies” ultimately garnered the attention of a cult following and evolved into a social media movement. As a result the young designer was able to cultivate a consumer fan base via her social media platforms. Today DYLANLEX exists as a full a line of original hand crafted statement pieces that has grown to include necklaces, rings, and bracelets. You can “Shop The Instagram” here: http://dylanlex.com/pages/shop-the-instagram

Each DYLANLEX piece is hand crafted in New York City, using the expertise and craftsmanship of artisans gathered from across the globe, to create pieces that blend modern edge with the elegance of traditional techniques. Swarovski Crystal, antiqued metals, and internationally curated elements combine to create statement jewelry that would normally only be possible by combining several distinct pieces. In a world where everyones fashion has something to say, statements must be louder. DYLANLEX.

Celebrity fans of DYLANLEX include Beyonce, Rihanna, Gigi Hadid, Bella Hadid, Katy Perry, Kendall Jenner, Zoe Kravitz, Lady Gaga, Kylie Jenner, Alicia Keys, Laverne Cox, Ashley Tisdale, Shay Mitchell, Hilary Rhoda, and more…

Full collection, shopable now, is available to view at http://dylanlex.com.
Follow Drew Ginsburg of DYLANLEX at https://instagram.com/dylanlex/

Cabana Southampton – Shopping for Beyonce, Kendall Jenner, and Gigi Hadid

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Cabana Southampton has everything you need to get your favorite celebrity’s look this summer. From Beyonce, Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid, A$AP Rocky, Jessica Alba, Chrissy Teigen, Kate Hudson, Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and everyone in between Cabana Southampton, the concept shop located at 53 Jobs Lane, has been curated by owner Julie Heller to bring everything you need to get your celebrity fashion game on point this summer to a one-stop shopping destination.

Score the jeans loved by Kendall Jenner, Olivia Wilde, and Heidi Klum (AMO Jeans), pick up some KREWE du Optic sunnies that Gigi Hadid seems to never leave home without. Also new this season is celeb-favorite label Anine Bing, the brand behind those lace bralette moments that Kendall Jenner has been stepping out in on the regular and some seriously chic boots we’ve spotted on Jessica Alba and Gigi Hadid. Don’t forget to pick up a Janessa Leone hat to shield you from the summer rays in the style of Beyonce, Chrissy Teigen, Kendall Jenner, or Rosie… or opt for Vanessa Hudgens’ summer hat of choice from Lack of Color. For a chilly eve, there’s always leather label VEDA, a favorite of Emily Ratajowski, Emma Roberts, and Leandra Medine. Layer it over Jennifer Lawrence’s cami of choice from Anine Bing. More ideas below…

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ABOUT CABANA SOUTHAMPTON, 53 JOBS LANE, SOUTHAMPTON, NY 11968
Cabana is a conceptual store where fashion, art, and culture coexist.

Cabana serves as a resource for expertly curated luxury items for the sophisticated and educated consumer who finds themself in The Hamptons during the summer season. The shop, which first opened in May 2015, carries a mix of women’s, men’s, and home designers brought to you from cities around the globe like Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, Marrakech, Paris, and Tokyo as well as the home base of founder & curator Julie Heller, New York City. Cabana’s minimal gallery-like interiors are outfitted with works by Chris Martin, Leo Gabin, Rob Pruitt, Tony Lewis & Walead Beshty. The concept store hosts a range of coveted brands such as Alyx Studios, AMO Denim, Anine Bing, Auguste, Edith A. Miller, retaW, Alex Israel’s Icarus, Deer Dana, LaCausa, One Grey Day, Simon Miller, Veda, EraLuxe, Atalaye, Industry of All Nations, Frankie, La Paz, Stampd L.A., Freeway Eyewear, Janessa Leone, KREWE du optic, Lack of Color, Love Me Baby by Curtis Kulig, Matt Bernson, People Footwear, Regime des Fleurs, Hotel Costes, Ligne Blanche Paris, Medicom Toy Bearbrick, Studio Sandoval, Well Received, BAGGU, Nikolai Rose, and more…

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WOE Magazine to Launch – Special Guest Bershan Shaw

This is the year of celebrating women! From running for office, to balancing their careers and personal life, to making miracles happen, women are showcasing their excellence in every aspect of their being. On July 16th, in partnership with the Nordstorm located in Annapolis, MD from 11 AM-1 PM, WOE Magazine will hold its launch event.

WOE (Women of Excellence) is the go-to guide designed to create a culture and lifestyle of excellence for women. Their focus is inspiration, style, self-empowerment and empowerment. How does WOE Magazine stand out from the other publications? They promote authenticity not perfection.

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The launch will consist of Continental Breakfast, Special Giveaways, a WOE Woman Fashion Presentation (Presented by Nordstorm), Excellence Curated Panel Discussion, a Celebrity Meet and Greet with Bershan Shaw who graces the front cover and a Complimentary Tote from Nordstrom. In addition, there will be other special invited guests will be making appearances as well.

When asked about creating WOE Magazine, Ayo Thomas CEO/Editor in Chief state’s “God gave me a vision to launch women’s group entitled (Women of Excellence Fellowship). I created a small intimate environment for women to share their heart, receive tools and strategies to walk in wholeness and discover their purpose. WOE grew from my living room, to a friend’s basement, community centers, libraries and hotels in the course of 10 years. I had a desire to reach women in a larger capacity by providing empowerment tools and strategies to increase their quality of living. I believe when a woman discovers her true authentic self, she becomes empowered to change her circumstances, life and destiny. In 2015, I decided to pursue my lifelong dream of designing a magazine and here I am today launch WOE Magazine!”

To attend the launch, please RSVP at www.woemagazine.eventzilla.net. Care to join into the conversation of WOE Magazine and share with your friends that you’re attending? Please use the official event hashtag #WOEMagazine and follow on Twitter @WOEMag and Instagram @WOEMagazine. You can also visit www.woemagazine.com to subscribe to receive updates on the magazine and other future events.

If you’re a media outlet interested in covering the WOE Magazine launch, please send your inquiry to Candice@CandiceNicolePR.com.

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Talk of Alabama Lifestyle Segment – Safe Decorating for Kids Rooms

I was invited to host a lifestyle segment on ABC 33/40, Talk of Alabama and share safety tips for kids rooms. The segment was a lot of fun because I truly enjoy discussing new products with a local audience!

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The main focus was to bring safety awareness of products for kids rooms.  Parents must ask are home decor items functional and eliminate hazards for little ones?

As a mom, I love to decorate my kids room (especially in character themes) but there’s also consideration for electric plugs, heat consumption, contained storage bins, and comfortable sleep.

The products shown below are beneficial and can be successful in everyone’s home:

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 1.  Blindsgalore (BG Kids Brand) Shade – recommends completely cordless blinds or shades when children in the home.  The company offers hundred of independently certified child safe blinds and shades.

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2.  Kidzooz Pillow – Designed by a chiropractor, parent and grandparent, this is more than just a stuffed animal or pillow but a product that combines the two while encouraging good sleep habits.

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3.  BPA Free Storage and Organizers

  • Available in three colors – grey, pink and blue
  • Includes three pieces – a caddy, bucket and tote
  • The storage items are BPA Free and made of a durable canvas exterior.

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4.  Interactive Finding Dory Wall Friend –  The interactive light-up, talking Wall Friend from uncle Milton toys is a perfect addition to a child’s bedroom.

  • Just touch the remote control button and watch as Dory lights up and talks with many fun, familiar phrases from the new Finding Dory movie.

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Ann Taylor Style Event and Book Launch: The Knockoff

On Wednesday, May 4, 2016 Ann Taylor hosted a style event and book signing featuring, The Knockoff by authors Lucy Sykes and Jo Piazza.

 

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This event also allowed guests to view the new Ann Taylor Summer Collection.  Attendees received a complimentary book along with their purchase.

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Meet Style Experts Lucy Sykes & Joe Piazza

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Handbags in The City – Luxury Fashion and Accessories

Handbags in the City is the ultimate fashion and luxury lifestyle destination in the Baltimore City area. The accessories boutique takes pride in extraordinary sales, unique styles, and excellent customer service.

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Carrying some of the world’s most popular designers; the accessories boutique has everything from handbags, clothing, jewelry, luggage, and eyewear.

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I have always been a fan of the luxury brand, visiting their Instagram account for new merchandise.  The boutique itself is a beautiful site and the perfect shopping destination if you’re ever visiting downtown Baltimore.  Let them know that Style + Life + Fashion sent you.

It’s great to have a trendy bag but you can’t beat the quality (and longevity) of a well-made purse.  Visit Handbags in The Cityyou won’t be disappointed!

Quick Fact: Handbags in The City also completes phone orders and will ship to anywhere in the U.S. Customers have to pay the shipping fee, but will exclude tax.

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Fashion Tips with Dryel At-Home Dry Cleaner

Dry cleaning your wardrobe can be costly!  We love to wear cashmere sweaters, wool coats, and boucle’ slacks but the care for such garments are expensive.  One can purchase these items on sale but must calculate the price of dry cleaning in their shopping budget.

As a Style Expert, I always share that fashion girls (and guys) must properly care for their clothing to maintain a stylish wardrobe.  It’s more than dressing fabulous and owning several pieces.  In this day and time, we have to take our budget into consideration and be realistic about our clothing expenses.

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Truthfully, I also like to mix and match my own clothing.  It’s a personal preference for several good reasons. Number one, I am obsessed with closet organization. Number two, I like to come up with various ways that I can style one item. Number three, I’m a mom and my shopping list consists of additional household products.

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I was excited to be selected as a Brand Ambassador for Dryel At-Home Dry-Cleaner. Over the course of the year, I will share product reviews and cleaning tips! As a reader, you will also have the opportunity to follow my journey via Twitter Chats, Pinterest Boards, and so much more.  Let’s get ready to learn more about the special care of our clothing with the help of Dryel.

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disclosure: I’m a compensated Dryel Ambassador – all opinions are my own. 

ABC2 Scandal Shopping – Winter Finale & Fashion

The Scandal Shopping Series has been an amazing experience.  Every week (until the end of the season) we have re-created looks surrounding Olivia Pope’s wardrobe.  The news team and I filmed at various shopping locations such as consignment stores, boutiques, and retail chains.

Boutiques Featured:

The Wise Penny Consignment Boutique

South Moon Under Harbor East

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La Chic Boutique

Ann Taylor

Dear Annie Boutique

Macys in Annapolis

Oasis Consignment Boutique

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As the Scandal Winter Finale airs tonight, I hope the local Baltimore audience enjoyed all of the pieces selected and our segment encouraged women (no matter their shape or size) to channel their inner Olivia Pope.

Photos are taken from WornonTV.net

Olivia Pope’s Gladiator Style – 

Monochromatic Tones | Natural Fibers & Textures | Peplum Tops | Capes & Coats | Tailored Blazers | Wide Leg Trouser Pants | Structured Handbags | Platform Shoes | Delicate Jewelry | Cashmere Sweaters | Classic Pumps

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Michael Kors Faux Wrap Dress – Classic Style

Last week I shared my personal shopping experience at Macys in Annapolis Mall. Let me start by saying, everyone should explore this service!  It’s easy to book and makes your shopping experience a little more pleasant.  After chit chatting with Teresa and discussing upcoming fall trends (I’m still thinking about those pumps) I entered into the dressing room with several delightful items.  She selected a range of garments to suit my lifestyle from jeans, handbags, sunglasses, skirts, and suits.

The one item that captured my heart was a gorgeous wrap dress designed from The MICHAEL, Michael Kors Collection.  I didn’t select the dress because of the brand; but the style was more important.  This High and Low, Faux Wrap Dress complimented my figure and curves.  One thing I’ve shared on this site is that I’m petite and curvy (like the other Kim West) so I’m very meticulous about my style needs.

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The fabric texture also felt great on my skin and silhouette’s classy (and sexy.)  Ultimately, I was very pleased with the garment.  I also have the perfect pair of pumps to wear with this dress for definition, height, and movement.

In addition to selecting the dress, I also picked up a pair of rose gold earrings and skin care products from the Lancome counter. Overall, it was a great day to be a girl and play around in fashion!

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To book an appointment with Teresa Borradaile, see her contact information:

Email – teresa.borradaile@macys.com

Telephone – 410-224-4758 ext. 235#