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Sunday, November 19th, 2017

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The Latest Fashions For Less!

fashionsitesIf you have ever wondered how to keep up with todays latest fashions in these tough economic times here are a couple of sites that can help out.

Gilt Groupe
Gilt offers the top names in fashion at up to 70% off discount. It is a free members only website that can get you extraordinary deals. So, if you are not a member you cannot see what is for sale. The sales last 36 hours to give you time to decide if you want it or not. They offer clothing and accessories for men, women and child; as well as home decor; and I just noticed their new site Jetsetter for travel but that will be another post. Some of the designers up for sale this week are awesome. You will have to join to see them because if I told you that would take all the fun out the membership. So, you can follow the link at the beginning or use my invite here. I believe you have to wait awhile for your membership to be activated if you do not use an invite, but I will get a $25 credit if you use my invite after a purchase and that is up to you.

Rent The Runway
This website is new to my radar, but I am sure some of you fashionista know all about this site. OK how RTR works is you browse through their list of A-List designers, you select the dress you want, they mail you the dress, and then you mail the dress back to them. RTR in an effort to keep you happy, when they mail you the dress they send it in the size you ask for and then also in one other size. Also, to make things easier for you do not have to dry clean, they will do it, and they send you a paid postage return box with the dresses. So, basically you get your designer dress for the event you are going to for a fraction of the cost. Sorry guys, I do not believe that this service has been expanded to suits, but hey we can use the other sites.

Bluefly
Bluefly, the online designer discount store, has almost every thing. They have men and women’s clothing, shoes, home decor, handbags and accessories. I have known of this site for at least half a decade. Wow, that makes me feel old. Anyways, the site is easy to navigate and search for a sizes, designers, or specific items.

These websites offer some of the best deals on fashion on the internet. Tell us some other fashion sites with some great deals or what you think about these sites.

How can breakfast become clothes?

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Who would think that you could turn your breakfast into clothes? Maybe you but not me. And at the end of NY fashion week with a late breakfast, these two ideas collided. To make it even better, lets throw in some sustainability. Many may think sustainability, fashion and breakfast have nothing more in common than me writing this, but those people are WRONG. There are some really smart people out there making it happen. Just a few sources for these green fabrics that will make sustainable fashion a reality are Milk, Soy, and Coffee.

Milk
Filo Di Latte (literally translated – thread of milk) is a world wide patented textile technology that is owned by Mapier. How do you turn milk into fabric, you ask? Warning – Do not attempt at home. Evidently, they have to dehydrate the milk, then place in a centrifuge, a little bioengineering tweek or two. The result is a soft and healthy fiber that has all the characteristics and amino acids of milk. This new and fabulous fabric can be used all by its self or blended with luxurious fabrics like cashmere and silk. The only reason this fabric has not been adopted more quickly is that it takes 100 pounds of skim milk to make 3 pounds of Filo di latte.

http://www.senses-is.com/eng/home.html

Soy
I would never think that they could make anything else out of soy but someone has. That someone is Uranus Apparel, UA may have an odd name but they have a eco-friendly product, which closes the loop on soy. UA uses by-products from the soy food industry that would be considered waste to produce their line of boy-short underwear for women. The UA underwear is machine-washable, dryer safe, absorbent and breathable. This soft and comfortable soy fabric has been compared to silk, cashmere, and “being totally naked.”

http://www.uranusapparel.com/

Coffee
No, seriously! Coffee once your sustainable source for energy on those late night projects has become a sustainable source for clothing. Jason Chen, general manager of Singtex Industries, had this brainwave while sipping coffee with his co-workers at—where else?—Starbucks, according to the Taipei Times. After years of research and development they found a process to “extract and transform waste coffee grounds into S.Cafe yarn.” They tout that this new fabric will dry quickly, protect against UV rays and control odors all while reducing the strain on landfills (which is where most of your coffee grounds go after your coffee is made… just fyi). So the next time you have a cup of coffee, think about the fact that that one cup can make two t-shirts.

http://www.scafe.com.tw/

 

Source: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2009/08/weird-eco-fabrics.php

Nicole Richie and Maternity Clothes?

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Yes Nicole Richie has teamed up with A Pea in the Pod® to release a collection of maternity clothes. A Pea in the Pod, the an established brand moms-to-be rely on for stylish maternity clothes, worked closely with Nicole Richie to create a free-spirited designer line.

The 14-piece capsule collection captures Nicole Richie’s signature bohemian look with key items such as the peasant top, caftan, cascade cardigan, patio dress, and maxi skirt. Signature details like asymmetric hems, braid trim and smocking are important elements in this free-spirited collection. Tissue knits and silk are available at prices that range from a $48 tank top to a $148 maxi dress. Items will be available at all A Pea in the Pod and Destination Maternity® locations and online at www.apeainthepod.com and www.destinationmaternity.com beginning August 7, 2009.

“I’m excited to join A Pea in the Pod in creating my capsule collection,” said Nicole Richie. “I hope that the ease and comfort of my designs will help expectant moms to look and feel amazing throughout their pregnancy.”

“Working with Nicole was a great experience,” said Rebecca Matthias, President and Chief Creative Officer of A Pea in the Pod. “Her style exudes a natural, effortless beauty, and there is nothing more natural and beautiful than a pregnant woman’s glow.”

Some notables that have worn A Pea in the Pod are Sarah Michelle Gellar, Rebecca Romijn, Jessica Alba, Naomi Watts, Salma Hayek, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Cate Blanchett.

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Source: www.destinationmaternity.com