Thursday, December 15, 2011

Vera Wang’s new Princess line for Kohl's

Kohl's Corporation and Vera Wang Group announced the launch of Princess Vera Wang, a junior's contemporary, premium lifestyle collection available exclusively in Kohl's stores nationwide and Kohls's website beginning August 2012.

Licensed by a subsidiary of Vera Wang Group to Kohl's under a long-term agreement, Kohl's will be the exclusive provider and marketer in the United States of all Princess Vera Wang merchandise. For Kohl's, growing its partnership with Vera Wang demonstrates the strength of its exclusive and private brand strategy, which accounted for 52 percent of sales in the third quarter of 2011, up significantly from 2010.

"We are pleased to announce the launch of Princess Vera Wang, which builds on our existing partnership with Vera Wang, one of the world's most credible and respected designers," said Kevin Mansell, Kohl's chairman, president and CEO. 

"When we first partnered with Vera Wang in 2007 to launch Simply Vera Vera Wang, there was immediate acceptance and strong response from our contemporary customer. We are confident bringing this level of fashion and quality to our junior's business allows us to increase the value proposition to our younger shoppers and delivers on our commitment to offer world-class brands in each category."

Kohl's first partnered with Vera Wang in 2007 for the launch of Simply Vera Vera Wang, a premium lifestyle collection. Since launch, Simply Vera Vera Wang has been the leading exclusive brand in the women's contemporary category and due to strong customer response, has experienced continued growth. Most recently, Kohl's announced Simply Vera Vera Wang will expand into cosmetics and bridal jewelry beginning in Spring 2012.


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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Kay Celine participates in Divine Design

Kay Celine has made a generous contribution of merchandise that sold at last weekend’s Divine Design B2B marketplace. It is L.A.’s premier event for Fashion and Home. All proceeds went to help Project Angel Food, Los Angeles’ only free meal delivery service for people with HIV/AIDs, cancer, and other life-threatening diseases.

Along with Divine Design, Kay Celine also participated in November's Fashion with Compassion, a charity event hosted by Los Angeles' Stephen S. Wise Temple and Milken Community High School. Proceeds benefited the Save a Child's Heart, and internationally acclaimed humanitarian project whose mission promotes the improvement of quality of cardiac care for young patients.

On the fashion side of things, Kay Celine designer, Kay Kamran has finished her 2012 Spring/Summer line. Kay has long been an aficionado of “desk to dinner”, and this collection certainly follows that ideal. It has Kay's signature beaded chiffon tunics, and fabulous crochet lace pieces in amazing colors, such as aqua, coral, and clover. For that Boho chic look, Cotton Voile in assorted colors that are perfect for Summer.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Vittorio Missoni’s Summer 2012 Collection

VOGUE magazine hosted the annual “Evenings in Vogue” event at the picturesque Miami estate of Loren and JR Ridinger on Saturday, December 3. Loren Ridinger, SVP of SHOP.COM and Jeffrey Kalinsky (Owner of Jeffrey and EVP Designer Merchandising, Nordstrom) hosted over 600 guests in the lavish pool garden on the Ridinger property.

Special guests Angela and Vittorio Missoni celebrated Missoni’s Summer 2012 Collection presented by Nordstrom. The exclusive preview was showcased in a 33-look fashion show poolside with live DJ Frank Delour. Special guests enjoyed VIP car service, courtesy of Lexus. Guests sipped on cocktails compliments of Grey Goose, while they mingled amongst, friends, family, celebrities and influencers.

“It is always amazing working with Vogue every year for one of the most incredible evenings of Art Basel”, said Loren Ridinger. “Working with Angela and Vittorio, legends of Missoni, just helped make it even more spectacular! Always my favorite event of the year.”

Lala Anthony, Paris Hilton & Nicky Hilton, Gabrielle Union, Chris & Adrienne Bosh, Rocsi Diaz, Derek Blasberg, Lily Donaldson, Ilia Calderon, Univision President Cesar Conde, hotelier Andres Balazs, Dennis Rodman and R&B singer Melanie Fiona are several of those who came out to take in the show and celebrate their friend and the evenings host, Vogue 100 honoree, Loren Ridinger.


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Thursday, December 8, 2011

Jilly Johnson dons Reger by Janet Reger Christmas campaign

Retailer releases Christmas lingeries images featuring model in 50’s Debenhams announced Jilly Johnson, 58, as the face of the Reger by Janet Reger Christmas campaign.

It was déjà-vu for Jilly, who was the first ever model cast by the Janet Reger label, way back in the eighties. Over 30 years on, Jilly still looks fabulous.

Debenhams has been pioneering diversity on the high street for the past couple of years, with campaigns which saw disabled fashion models used in national window campaigns, a ban on airbrushing in photography and the use of older models in nationwide marketing activity.

Using Jilly in the Christmas campaign follows in the path of this diversity trail, which most recently saw the launch of ‘The Style List’- an aspirational photography campaign featuring women in their 40’s, 50’s and 60’s.

The Style List ran in stores in autumn 2010 and received an astounding reaction from customers and press, who were delighted to see beautiful, stylish women, whom they could relate to, representing them in photographic materials.

Michelle Dowdall, spokesperson for Debenhams commented: “We are committed to using a variety of models, which are a variety of shapes, sizes and ages in our photography.

“Our customers are buying into a lifestyle which they feel is representative of themselves, their own tastes and of similar ages.”


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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Kristen Stewart in Monique Lhuillier on ‘Tonight’

Actress Kristen Stewart is on a publicity tour to promote the film The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Pt. 1 just, which opened in the U.S. on November 18, 2011. Recently, she was spotted rocking a black and blue strapless dress from Los Angeles-based fashion designer Monique Lhuillier on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno. The body conscious number highlights one of fall’s biggest trends: color blocking.

This isn’t the first time that Stewart has worn a Lhuillier design. At the 2010 Academy Awards she donned a custom made strapless gown in midnight blue silk satin organza gown. The dress featured a beautifully sculpted bodice and fitted asymmetrical draped trumpet skirt.

Lhuillier, who majored in fashion design at FIDM, launched her self-titled company in 1996, with a bridal collection. After becoming a top American wedding dress designer, Lhuillier added ready-to-wear and eveningwear in 2001. She has attracted fans such as Kristen Stewart, Drew Barrymore, Hilary Swank, and Katie Holmes. There are Monique Lhuillier salons in Beverly Hills and Minneapolis.

“I didn’t know how to cute and sew before I came to FIDM,” Lhuillier explains. “When I was a student I was full of dreams and knew I loved clothing, but I was also scared. I was fortunate that I could start my own line and risk it all.” In addition to her success in fashion, Lhuillier designs a tabletop collection for Royal Doulton, stationery and fine paper, and a bed, bath, and home collection.


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