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Sunday, August 20th, 2017

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Men’s Spring Must-Haves

Men’s Spring Must-Haves

Finally it seems that spring is just around the corner!  After a winter that seemed to last forever, the warm weather will definitely be welcomed and we can start to put away the winter coats and sweaters.  And as the temperatures start to rise, some of us guys probably need to find a way to update our spring wardrobes.  The trends that seem to be happening across the board are classic American … [Read more]


Trendtracker for the Trendsetter

Trendtracker for the Trendsetter

Are you a trendsetter who calls the shots? If you’re a Fashionista that keeps your finger on the pulse of the industry you need to check out the new Trendstop app Trendtracker. The London forecasting firm Trendstop now offers a free mobile app that delivers high-end fashion predictions to anyone. Traditionally, expert industry forecasts have only been available to paying professionals but now it’s … [Read more]


Oscars Best Dressed 2010

Oscars Best Dressed 2010

This year's Academy Awards brought out the good, the bad, and the just plain unfashionable.  Here are Refugee Designer's Top 5 Best Dressed! Sandra Bullock, who took home the Oscar for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her performance in The Blind Side, dressed to impress in this Marchesa creation.  Marchesa has been dedicated to making gorgeous evening gowns with delicate details and modern … [Read more]


Put on your Sunday best kids; we’re going to Sears!

Put on your Sunday best kids; we’re going to Sears!

  Sears.com launched a newly created Ultimate Prom Experience website. The site includes everything from personality quizzes helping shoppers choose the perfect dress style to the Ultimate Prom Sweepstakes. Sears.com's Ultimate Prom Experience is a complete online prom shopping and trend guide destination to help create the "ultimate prom experience". It reminds me of the opening sequence of … [Read more]


Trying To Keep Up With The Kardashians

Trying To Keep Up With The Kardashians

As you may have heard, the Kardashian Klan’s Kim, Kourtney, and Khloe have launched a clothing line with Bebe.  The Kardashian for Bebe line was introduced at the 2010 New York Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. However the line has been under fire for being “knock-offs" of other designers work.  You be the judge for yourself. Kim in their defense mentions on her blog that almost every piece of clothing … [Read more]


The Great Loss of a Creative Mind

The Great Loss of a Creative Mind

February 11, 2010, is a sad day for many in the fashion and design world.  For this is the day that the legendary and critically-acclaimed fashion designer Alexander McQueen was found dead in his home,  after allegedly taking his own life.  Fashion designers and  fashionphiles around the world are mourning the loss of one of the most creative and innovative designers of his generation.   His … [Read more]


Are you runway ready?

Are you runway ready?

Given that we are on the heels of Mercedes-Benz 2010 fashion week (pun intended), we anxiously await the unveiling of our favorite designer’s collections to see what’s in store. Oftentimes, we stare up at these human hangers as they present the most beautiful garments and think, she must be starving out to look that good. These negative thoughts probably provide some sort of comfort to think that … [Read more]


Manx, the Spanx for Men

Manx, the Spanx for Men

It is no secret that in our metro-sexual age men are becoming more body conscious. Do you avoid wearing clingy fabrics that hug your body as to not bring attention to that spare tire, love handles, or keg (sans six pack) as I like to call it? Well look no further, the Atlanta based underwear guru Sara Blakely from Spanx offers a body shaping undergarment for men. The line of cotton-compression undershirts … [Read more]


Express Yourself with Accessories

Express Yourself with Accessories

Has anyone else started to feel or notice a slight change in our collective consciousness? With the meteoric rise and popularity of artist such as Lady Gaga, there seems to be more acceptance and praise for individuality.  Gaga appears to be more than just another artist trying to make a name for herself using the Speidi Pratt method of shock value and publicity stunts.  Gaga is provocative but definitely … [Read more]


Zac Pozen: A Luxe Look for Less

Zac Pozen: A Luxe Look for Less

When one thinks of Zac Posen, you probably imagine a fabulous Hollywood Starlet or Pop Princess dressed in jeweled panels of asymmetrical couture with glitz, glamour, and ruffles. The Zac Posen label evokes both high fashion and high costs. Needless to say, the majority of Today’s American consumers have to try and re-create that look for less. Well look no further! Because the young design prodigy … [Read more]