Sofia by Sofia Vergara collection for Kmart

As the brand new Sofia by Sofia Vergara collection for Kmart hits stores this fall, so does its fun and innovative advertising campaign featuring Vergara's boundless energy, great sense of humor, and bold style. Just like the collection itself, the print and television ads were designed with real women in mind who want to feel confident and sexy- women who, as the tagline says, "Work What You Got."

"The whole idea was about channeling Sofia who has this fabulously distinct and infectious confidence. She's sexy and gorgeous for sure, but she's also got this tremendously funny, non-seriousness about her which we wanted to make sure not to lose in the campaign," said Courtney Vincent, associate creative director of advertising firm, Peterson Milla Hooks (PMH).

The print campaign, shot by famed photographer Norman Jean Roy, was captured in an intimate indoor setting, a brownstone in Brooklyn, N.Y., which lent a warm and personal tone to the photos. Clad in highlights from the collection, Vergara posed throughout the private home with key direction from Roy to ensure each shot conveyed both the essence of her character and collection.

The commercial spots took a different route and emphasized the versatility of the collection by utilizing advanced digital technology to feature Vergara morphing into women of different body types. Each woman lip synced to Vergara's voiceover track while projecting her confident and sexy persona.


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S2 wows crowd at Perth Fashion Festival

The final day of Perth Fashion Festival (PFF) 2011 has arrived and will celebrate its closing with one of its biggest shows, the 25th anniversary of Western Australian fashion powerhouse Wheels & Dollbaby.

Last night featured the third and final Fashion Designer Capsule show including One Fell Swoop, Zhivago, Ange Lang and Zsadar. It was followed by the final runway show at Fashion Paramount for 2011 - S2.

It was a night of ‘firsts’ for Perth Fashion Festival with local designers, Zhivago and Zsadar, making their catwalk debut at Fashion Paramount and PFF 2011 International Model Search winner Shanae Millar walking for Ange Lang in Designer Capsule #3.

S2 wowed crowds with its strong aesthetic and theatrics.

Spotted front row was PFF 2011 Face and supermodel Nicole Trunfio, cricketer Mitchell Johnson and wife Jessica Johnson, fashion illustrator Pip McManus, designer Alvin Fernandez, radio presenter Em Rusciano, Troy and Sophia Barbagallo and footballer Ryan Crowley.

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IGIGI by Yuliya Raquel launches FALL ICONIC COLLECTION

Tailored and waist-defining wide-leg pant and elongated pencil skirt suits in rich tweeds, animal prints, and embellished, side-slit dress are just some of the highlights in IGIGI by Yuliya Raquel’s FALL ICONIC COLLECTION inspired by the golden ages of some of Hollywood’s most glamorous screen icons 40s through the 60s.
Founder and Head Designer to the award-winning American label, Yuliya Raquel has created a collection that lets us have a piece of our own Grace Kelly in the chic, ladylike styles; enjoy Greta Garbo’s impeccable cool in her men’s wear inspired suits; and reenact Gilda in the sensuous femme fatale gowns ala Rita Hayworth.

I am so excited about this collection where I was inspired and influenced by the glamour of these beautiful and powerful women who were the original, trend-setting style icons. They took their individual style to such exponential levels that they have continued to awe and impress fans around the world. The strong sense of style that each of these women created transcends time and celebrates the power of femininity for women of today and they will continue to do so for generations to come” said Yuliya Raquel.

The FALL ICONIC COLLECTION is a delightful juxtaposition of structured tailoring and soft draping that create curve-defining looks. Animal prints, seamed and elongated pencil skirts, origami tops, ruched and draped dresses, and coats provide for a flattering, chic, and stylish wardrobe.

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New ADJUSTS-TO-ME offers women customized support

No one understands the challenges women face when shopping for intimate apparel better than Maidenform. For decades, the company has worked tirelessly to create products that make the process easier, such as its new ADJUSTS-TO-ME collection. This collection of bras, panties and shapewear in self-adjusting fabric and elastics will hit stores this October and will offer women customized support and comfort suited to their unique curves.

The new yarn technology in the ADJUSTS-TO-ME line allows for high performance stretch and recovery within each garment (patent pending technology provides for 7 times more stretch than average garments), taking much of the guesswork out of sizing and forgiving fluctuations in women’s weights. The fabric in the collection incorporates technology from LYCRA beauty fabrics engineered for the utmost in comfort and fit. 

Its shapewear is offered in just two sizes to fit XS-Medium and Large-XXL. Similarly, the ADJUSTS-TO-ME bras, launching with a tailored and a lace version, release in the cups to provide room when needed, contracting when not needed . Size small fits (34A, 36A, 34B, 32C), size medium fits (38A, 36B, 34C, 36C) and size large fits (38B, 38C, 34D, 36D, 34DD). The panties, a tailored hipster and a tailored g-string, come in one size and will adjust to every woman’s body for a custom made fit. The collection even crosses over to Maidenform’s Lilyette collection with a lace underwire making its debut this spring.

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Kazz Forbes to showcase F/W collection at Red Rose Ball

Organizers of The Annual Red Rose Ball in The Bahamas has invited Kazz Forbes, Principal Designer of Saint George Fashion House (SGFH) to feature his Fall|Winter 2011 ‘Le Caicos Chic: A Romance with Decadence’ collection at this years’ prestigious event.

The Red Rose Ball is a charity fundraiser, with all proceeds benefiting the Grand Bahama AIDS Awareness Committee in Freeport, Grand Bahama. Held under the distinguished patronage of The Rt. Hon. Hubert A. Ingraham, Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas and Mrs. Delores Ingraham – the ball takes place on Saturday, November 5th, 2011 at the Radisson’s Grand Ballroom at Our Lucaya Resort.

Under the theme: ‘A Night at the Opera House, Australia’ – the black-tie charity affair will see guests enjoying a scrumptious five-course cuisine, outstanding entertainment – with the pièce de résistance being Forbes’ Fall|Winter 2011 collection that debuted at the Caribbean International Fashion Week in New York this June.

Influenced by his photography background and love of art, creativity and travel, Kazz translates his inspirations into this high-end couture line that is decisively modern, yet sophisticated. Kazz designs for the contemporary every day man and woman who have an appreciation of fine artistry in clothing and jewelry, and want each person to feel elegant and inspired by his collection. The Saint George Fashion House label is indeed ‘edgy, sexy, bold.’


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Designer Laura closes NYF Week on right trends

On Thursday, September 15th Laura Smalls unveiled her S/S 2012 "Legacy" runway, anchored by her signature collection of dress featuring both slim-shaped and flare silhouettes. Her looks incorporated lots of draping details, patchwork, color blocks, and appliqué details while also playing with striped patterns. She was right on trend with color, infusing a palette of sun bursting yellows, blood orange hues and green brights complimented by a chic collection of Manolo Blahnik heels.

Since beginning her independent designs in 2009 with her "30 Dresses” collection, it is expected that Smalls will put on a runway that exudes elegance and sophistication and her fifth series delivered that and more. The audience was filled with the "who's who" of New York and fashion in front row attendance at the luxurious Centurion Condominiums penthouse setting, including Vogue's Andre Leon Talley, Italian Vogue's Bethann Hardison, supermodel Chanel Iman, music icon Valerie Simpson, opera sensation Kathleen Battle and actress Grace Hightower De Niro.

"Laura Smalls has the ability to register modern contemporary fashion that is a throwback to ladylike elegance when dressing up for any moment in a day meant something", said Vogue's Contributing Editor Andre Leon Talley post show. "Think Sophisticated Lady”, he continues, “Vibrant color for spring is the new trend. Smalls puts the vitality of saturated celadon green in satin evening dress with embroidered petals at the hem for a dramatic red carpet entrance maker.

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Gossip Girl to launch fashion Clothing line

Spotted! Warner Bros. Consumer Products and Warner Bros. Television Group (WBTVG), together with Romeo & Juliet Couture, announced the launch of the highly anticipated Gossip Girl–inspired apparel collection, Gossip Girl by Romeo & Juliet Couture. Featuring chic, contemporary fashions, the line will hit high-end fashion retailers — beginning with Kitson, Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue — this fall in conjunction with season five of Gossip Girl, which premieres Monday, September 26, at 8/7c on The CW.

Romeo & Juliet Couture’s sophisticated “inspired by Gossip Girl” collection will feature designs inspired by the characters in the stylish and trend-setting series, including tops,dress, bottoms and outerwear, and will extend into handbags and accessories for the spring collection.
“The entire collection was inspired by the modern and sophisticated young women portrayed in the show Gossip Girl,” said David Shamouelian, CEO of Romeo & Juliet Couture. “The designs are intended to empower young, independent women to embrace their feminine side and still maintain their strength.”
“We’re thrilled to be partnering with Romeo & Juliet Couture on the sophisticated, fashion-forward line that truly brings the essence of the series to life,” said Maryellen Zarakas, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Marketing and TV & Studio Licensing, Warner Bros. Consumer Products. “Romeo & Juliet Couture has created a collection that will resonate with fans of the show.”

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MOAT to launch Stunning Day to Dark Collection

What do Grace Jones, Sneaky Sound System and Miley Grace have in common? They've all been spotted sporting threads by emerging Australian swimwear label Muther of All Things, that's what.

And rightly so. Boned corsets, capped sleeve leotards, and plunging V necklines are just some of the creations you'll be seeing on the beach this season thanks to the high fashion meets beach nomad style of Muther Of All Things. MOAT will launch their hotly anticipated Summer 2011-2012 range on October 1st, 2011.

Fresh on the heels of their much-lauded 2010 debut, MOAT’s latest range features multiple designs that can be worn in the day as well as after dark.

Statement pieces include the Lenny II, a long sleeve leotard surfsuit made to withstand the rigors of the ocean, yet graceful enough to wear dining out. Or the eye-catching Corvet, a structured and boned corset-style two piece that continues MOAT’s signature surf-meets-couture look, ensuring effortless transitions from the beach to the bar.

Across the range MOAT proves function and fashion don’t need to be mutually exclusive. “We wanted to create a swim and surf label with a fresh twist; beautiful pieces made by women for women seeking something stylish and functional,” explains MOAT co-founder, Marisa Sidoti. Marisa formed MOAT with longtime friend Joceline Godfrey, and the duo claim Byron Bay’s surf bohemian lifestyle provided the catalyst for MOAT’s inception. “We’d both just started to get into surfing, and straight away saw our niche. With so many ladies out there these days, we knew we were bound to make some of them happy,” Sidoti said.

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Gisele Bündchen - New face of Esprit fall winter

Gisele Bündchen, the top Brazilian fashion model is the new face of the Esprit Fall-Holiday campaign. This stunning beauty was selected for this campaign as she represents the evolution of the ‘Esprit shopper’.

The International lifestyle Apparel brand Esprit presents a new look and a charismatic face to the Esprit woman as a homage, and welcomes this new Fall/Holiday 2011/12 season.

This new Esprit campaign focuses more on the product, the substance, variety and quality of the lines form the core of the campaign. The various Esprit women’s lines present three modern styles – the three Iconic Styles. Depending on the occasion, they can be transformed into a completely new look, either casual, business or glamorous: a camel coat from Esprit Collection, a jacket from the Women Casual line and a pilot-style leather jacket from the de.corp range.

Gisele Bündchen embodies easy elegance, charisma and naturalness and is therefore perfectly suited to the Californian spirit of the Esprit brand. At the heart of the Iconic photo shoot Bundchen represents the Esprit woman – a personality with a fresh, individual look. She embodies a friendly and expressive spirit – not a girl, but a self-confident and straightforward woman, who is well dressed 24/7.

The Iconic Styles are interpreted by renowned stylist Camille Bidault-Waddington. International fashion magazines and top photographers value her coveted and inspiring styling.

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STOLL China Trend Collection A/W 2012-13

H. Stoll GmbH & Co has introduces its Chinese Trend Collection for Autumn/Winter 2012-13.

RE-THINK is the theme for the collection.

Talking…about the contrast of sustainability and the digital landscape we face today.

Thinking…about using things that have been abandoned or characterized as waste such as stones or shards of glass left on a beach.

Rebuilding…our structures including economies and new resources. In all this the industrial aspectand the contrast of things “being created and handmade” come into consideration.

Coming back …to the root of matters to create a future that is worth living in. The thought of reusing “refuse” and sustainable yarn is being integrated into knitwear.

New resources from plant fibres as well as natural dying features are being explored. Alternative solutions show the way to combine these elements in an innovative and sophisticated way.

The new collection Autumn/Winter 2012/2013 is an attempt at this.

The colours range from earthy stone greys to warm purple and violet, while black and crème are a neutralizing go-between. Starting from materials like stone, glass and plastic, natural optics and transparent features have been integrated into the collection. Transparency and layering techniques are important themes as well as the clean black and white group that is a graphic statement of modernity.

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Rihanna Flaunts Tattoos and Curves in Sexy Armani Underwear Ads

Armani has unveiled the first two ads from Rihanna's Emporio Armani underwear and Armani jeans campaign and they're not what we were expecting.Rihanna in her new Armani Jeans ad, sporting blond hair and some tight to the body jeans, now she’s getting shown off sporting almost nothing for her first photo shoot in Armani Lingeries.In both ads RiRi's sporting a short blonde wig rather than her long red or brown locks.

In the photo spread Rihanna sports stiletto heels, the same type of shoes Victoria Beckham and Megan Fox sported for their own Armani spread.

Shot in New York City by photographers Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott (the same photographers who shot Megan Fox and Victoria Beckham) the photos are all in black and white and show intimate lighting on the superstar singer as she offers sexy and seductive poses for each pair of lingerie she shows off.

Here are a few more photos from the shoot:

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Tommy Hilfiger Spring 2012 Review

When it comes to Tommy Hilfiger, preppy Americana is what you’re going to get—but that doesn’t mean it’s the same thing season after season. For Spring, it was all about “Pop Prep,” with the Hilfiger team putting a ‘60s pop art spin on all things preppy.

It started with mod little glen plaids, which came in swing coats, tee dresses, and even bikini bottoms that were worn with chunky cable-knit sweaters in bright stripes. Classic shirting made some innovative appearances, whether it was a little moto jacket in poplin or shirttail hems on everything from dress to a skirt. And then there was the leather. One all red ensemble was particularly fab, but shoppers are sure to covet the poppy-colored—think mustard and lavender—leather skirts come spring.

The pop art theme continued with colorful camouflage prints in easy silk dresses, but the best and brightest (literally and figuratively) came in bold colorblock pieces—from sporty swimsuits to the easy caftans that closed the show. Yes, Tommy Hilfiger lives in a prep world—but with a fresh take like this, even the art kids can get in on it.

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