Life After Modeling?

This time between New York Fashion Week and London Fashion Week brings about questions about transitioning in the modeling world. In this article by New York Magazine, Jada Yuan interviews Karolina Kurkova, Angelina  Lindvall, and Coco Rocha on their thoughts about their futures. Isn’t it a bit crazy that models have an incredibly short shelf life and have to think about what they will do when their careers are over at age 23? Ageism is so intense in the modeling world that the Council of Fashion Designers of America issued a plea for designers and modeling agencies not to let girls under the age of 16 walk in New York Fashion Week. But not everyone complies.

Other models have tried their hands at acting, music, photography, and launching clothing, beauty, and jewelry lines… but not everyone makes it like Tyra Banks, Heidi Klum, and Chanel Iman (who now runs a $25 million cosmetics company).

More and more, models in the industry need to learn how to balance building a brand that will ease the transition out of the industry without screwing up their active careers in modeling.

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Valentine’s Day Trend Alert – NY Fashion Week

We hope that all of you are having a fantastic Valentine’s Day this year. But, if you are missing that special someone, feel free to fill that void with your love of fashion. Here are some stunning looks from the runways in New York in warm hues and romantic silhouettes:

Carolina Herrera

Donna Karan

Marc Jacobs

Rachel Roy

Beauty Trend Alert: The 40’s Coif + Poll

Jean Paul Gaultier spring 2012 runway show

Jean Paul Gaultier spring 2012 runway show

Beauty trends come and go, but hairstyles tend to revisit us in cycles similar to apparel.  Right now, the 1940’s dos are resurfacing  in a more modern, tamable way.

The 1940’s coif was made famous by the Karen Walker and Jean Paul Gaultier spring 2012 runway shows and now celebrities and average Janes alike are sporting them.  Its rather “messy” look makes it even more attractive to ladies who need a quicky updo 5 minutes before leaving to their festive soiree.

Last year, Janelle Monae rocked a major coif to the 53rd annual Grammy Awards and to every event after.

The New York Times’ On the Runway blog has a fabulous slideshow showing the retro coif featured at different runway shows and actual images of ladies from the 1940’s, it’s quite fun to browse.  Take a look.

janelle mone at the grammys

So tell us….

Style Tip: How to Create a Boy-Meets-Girl Look

how to create the boy meets girl look trend

Jaeger, Paul Smith, Margaret Howell - Spring/Summer 2012 looks

One of the hottest trends seen on spring/summer runway shows (especially during London Fashion Week) was the boy-meets-girl look. The fabulous Amy Odell from New York Magazine’s fashion blog, theCut, shows us how to style ourselves in this effortless chic, yet timeless look.

The image above shows looks from the Jaeger, Paul Smith, Margaret Howell – Spring/Summer 2012 runway shows during London Fashion Week.

How to Create a Boy-Meets-Girl Look

NUMBER:Lab Opens First Showroom Store in NYC

Number Lab Store in NYC

New shop alert!  Our brand partner, NUMBER:Lab, has opened their first retail stop in New York City. It functions as a studio and showroom; which means while you get see their latest collection on the floor, they’ll be creating dapper urban wear behind-the-scenes and in the same space. Brilliant way to connect with customers!

They will open doors on November 2nd and the 1,000 square foot space will be the home of the brand’s seasonal collections and home accesory and lifestyle products, including art and furniture curated by ARTWARE EDITIONS.

It’s been a big year from the brand, with co-founder Luis Fernandez joining The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) and Number:Lab being selected as one of ten brands to participate in the CFDA {FASHION INCUBATOR} program.

Congrats to NUMBER:Lab!!

The NUMBER:Lab showroom/studio/retail space is located at:  the:Lab – 317 10th Avenue (between 28th and 29th Streets), NYC

NUMBER:Lab is one of our 1000+ fab brands you’ll have the opportunity to share and sell in your window as a Shop My Label shopkeeper.  Have you requested an invite?

You can find more images of the store at GQ.com.

L - Greg Lawrence, R - Luis Fernandez in front of the Number Lab store

L - Greg Lawrence, R - Luis Fernandez in front of the Number Lab store

Image source [GQ]

Saks Fifth Avenue dives into ‘social shopping’ with its new ad campaign

Saks Social Media Ad campaign with @ symbol

 

With Shop My Label being at the forefront of the “social shopping” craze, coming across this new ad campaign for Saks Fifth Avenue sent giddy vibes up and down our spine.

Seeing a more traditional luxury department store embrace social media the way Saks has done in this campaign is definitely a sign that social media/shopping is a force to be reckoned with.

Saks is very active on Twitter and therefore took advantage of their iconic logo and branded shopping bags nobody dares throw away.  With just one glance a the campaign or shopping bags, you’ll know where to find Saks online, instantly.

Fashion lovers adore their brands, fashion lovers are also online–it therefore makes sense for brands to follow their fans and establish themselves online and create social relationships.  It clearly works the other way around as well–brand lovers go where their favorite brands go.

Shop My Label is the bridge (or runway) for the fashioning individuals who love to shop, inspire their friends to shop, and make money while at it.

Saks is one of Shop My Label’s 1000+ brands you’ll have access to for shopping, sharing, and selling to your friends.

Have you signed up for an invite?

Saks Social Media Ad campaign with @ symbol

 

 

Saks Social Media Ad campaign with @ symbol

You can view the entire ad campaign over at Pentagram, the firm behind the design of the new Saks brand featuring the @ symbol.

NYFW: The hottest front row pics all in once place! [slideshow]

Nikki Minaj and Anna Wintour front row at Carolina Herrera Spring 2012 runway show at New York Fashion Week

Nikki Minaj and Anna Wintour front row at Carolina Herrera Spring 2012 runway show at New York Fashion Week (Photo courtesy of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week)

Here’s a great excuse to diddle-daddle at work!

We’ve compiled a huge (probably the biggest) collection of front row images taken during New York Fashion Week.  The party’s over (officially), now it’s time to dab into which celebrities went where, the faces they made, the boredom they encountered, and the texts they sent….all while sitting front row.

We’ve selected a few of our stand-out favorites, but below you will find a slideshow chuck full 0’lovely images that will surely keep you entertained for a while.

Enjoy!

Anna Wintour sitting front row at the DVF Spring 2012 runway show at NYFW

Anna Wintour sitting front row at your runway show = infinite press, The look on that lady's face = priceless (DVF Spring 2012 runway show)

Samuel L. Jackson, Dwight Howard, Michael Pitt, Stacey Pitt front row at Y-3 Spring 2012 runway show

Just thought it...interesting...to see Samuel L. Jackson front row at a runway show (Y-3 Spring 2012)

Aslaug Magnusdottir and Lauren Santo Domingo front row at ADAM Spring 2012 runway show at NYFW

Text buddies Aslaug Magnusdottir + Lauren Santo Domingo front row at ADAM Spring 2012 runway show

Chris Bosh, Adrienne Bosh sitting front row at Cynthia Rowley Spring 2012 runway show during New York Fashion Week

(L-R) Chris "What am I doing here!" Bosh , Adrienne Bosh, designer Waris Ahluwalia sitting front row at Cynthia Rowley Spring 2012 runway show

Lindsay Lohan, Patrick Aufdenkamp attend the Cynthia Rowley Spring 2012 runway show during Mercedes0Benz Fashion Week

Lindsay Lohan (laughing it up a storm) sits next to Patrick Aufdenkamp at the Cynthia Rowley Spring 2012 runway show

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