One store. One city. One luxury experience for one-hundred and eleven historical years. Bergdorf Goodman is preparing to commemorate its 111th birthday, and the fall surprises include something for everyone. As one of the most successful single stores in a single city, this occasion is not only a monumental event for the company, but also for the designers who started at the New York City store.
While Bergdorf Goodman has a combined total of 190,000 square feet between the men and women’s departments, and brings in an estimated $600 million in annual sales, rivaling even the likes of other, larger, competitors, it takes flawless dedication, an undying commitment to fashion, and a strong vow to nurturing relationships and providing quality service, to last this long. With this many successful years under the iconic store’s belt, we think the festivities are well deserved.
Trendabl is the newest form of instagram for the fashion hungry and obsessed. The idea behind the app was to create a community of people that have one thing in common: a love for fashion. Trendabl is the newest app for iPhones and iPads to unite fashionistas in all forms! Take photos, add filters and tag information about the designer or brand, the store, the color, the price, where you found it, and share it with your equally fashion obsessed friends all over the social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr.
Could it be? Imagine how Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte, & Samantha were in their high-school/college years?
Last Friday, StyleMint, the Olsen's newest clothing line, was launched online at StyleMint.com. StyleMint is a designer T-shirt line that features a new tee each month, available only to StyleMint members.
The concept of a monthly fashion club has been seen before, Kate Bosworth has a similar line called JewelMint, but the idea has never fully taken off. However, if there is anyone who can start a rampant fashion trend, it's an Olsen twin. StyleMint is just one of the Olsen's many fashion endeavors, but it is apparent that the girls have invested a lot of time and effort into their new line. The twins have dished out their own style and fashion advice available for members to access on the site. Mary-Kate and Ashley have also designed many exclusive products for StyleMint.
The phenomenon of mixing insanely expensive designer pieces with label-less bargain duds began when Sharon Stone appeared on the red carpet of the 1996 Oscars wearing a Valentino skirt paired with a plain black t-shirt from the Gap. It's been fifteen years (105 in fashion years) since the birth of the High/Low craze, yet it is still going strong. Quickly evolving from a trend to a necessity, High/Low fashion has come to mean that mixing a $3 tank top with a $300 skirt is more than acceptable. In fact, it's highly encouraged. Celebs and commoners alike are balancing their wardrobes with high-end designer pieces and cheap-o trendy clothes and accessories.
Being the face of a product is a very profitable business, both for the celebrity and for the brand. Some endorsements really worked like George Clooney for Nespresso or Nicki Minaj's lipstick collaboration with MAC. But sometimes, "huh?"
Here's the top 5 of the worst celebrity endorsements ever.
1/ Pope Leo XIII for Mariani
He preaches sobriety and...he promotes a popular drink made from Bordeaux wine laced with cocaine from coca leaves!
2/ Jamie Lee Curtis for Activia
The dress at right represents the bevy designed by the Kardashian sisters for BeBe - prepped to debut during Fashion Week next month. Can't find them on your schedule?
Look again, and at the dress too.
Also in interested in spreading their fashion week love next month with their collection The Row. Though, the difference between the Olsens and the Kardashians is simple: The Row has been accepted by the fashion elite; whilst Bebe, solely Kim K. for that matter, have not. Mary-Kate has been an inspiration for designers and fashionistas for years - okay, maybe a few seasons, so we are highly anticipating what she has up her chic-homeless woman sleeves.
So who would you rather: the Olsens or Kardashians?
An upcoming installment of MTV’s “True Life” will be taking place at the Hamptons. The camera crew will be heading to the Long Island beach houses to capture the East End drama.
Be prepared to get a glimpse into the lives of young adult “professionals” engaging in your average dose of reality TV partying, hooking-up, and fighting—all while hanging out on the rich people’s playground known as the Hamptons.
If you’re between the ages of 18-27 and think the world would enjoy watching your Hamptons life on a weekly basis, go to MTV.com and fill out an app. We could be tuning in to your True Life this summer.