Monday, 28 March 2011

Bride Show Dubai adds international flair in revamped exhibition


The Bride Show Dubai is days away from opening its doors to fiancés and fashionistas alike and this year the four day wedding extravaganza has been revamped and includes an exclusive Fashion Avenue of international brands.

Wedding retailers from Italy, France, Morocco, Romania, India, Thailand, the UK and USA will fly into Dubai to meet brides to be and their families and showcase their finest bridal gowns and accessories. Visitors will have an exclusive opportunity to browse designs from The Italian Wedding, Julien Mattion and Curti, all from Italy, as well as French brands Farage, Promincor and La Maison Saouli.

As the tastes and trends of Middle Eastern women continue to be influenced by Western style, this new platform of international design is sure to be one of the most popular features of The Bride Show Dubai this year, offering an exclusive opportunity to purchase Bridal Dress not readily available in the region.

The daily fashion shows – the only runway exhibitions open to members of the public – will see many international brands share the stage with emerging and established design talent from the Middle East including Dan Couture and Designers Empire.

Saturday, 26 March 2011

Kirstie Kelly Signature Wedding Dresses exclusively at Costco


Most brides don't have a royal-style wedding budget like Kate Middleton enjoys, but every bride deserves to look stunning on her special day. Now a bride can afford a gorgeous couture-inspired wedding dress manufacturers with a smart price tag thanks to a first-ever union between celebrity designer Kirstie Kelly and Costco. The Kirstie Kelly Signature collection launches a series of exclusive four-day trunk shows at select locations in the Southwest region with a limited number of designer dresses starting at 40 percent off retail.

Each location is outfitted with a carpeted salon inside Costco with a fitting room and expert bridal consultants to provide guidance during every step, from selecting styles to conducting fittings. There's also a lounge furnished with 3-way mirrors and seating so family and friends can participate in the experience of finding that perfect dress. Unlike most bridal salons, the Kirstie Kelly Signature collection offers sizes 2 to 24 so every woman can catch a glimpse of what she will look like on the big day.

"When we launched the Kirstie Kelly Signature program exclusively with Costco, it was important that we provided brides with the ultimate experience of walking into a beautiful bridal salon," said Kirstie Kelly, designer of Kirstie Kelly Signature. "The jewel box salon within Costco provides an intimate experience for the bride to find her perfect dress."
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Thursday, 24 March 2011

aussieBum's new-age approach to men’s brief


Global men's life style brand aussieBum announces its latest range, 'Man', a whole new, raw approach to men's underwear. Highly refined, but low maintenance, this range contours the body for the wearer who wants a superior shape and uncomplicated comfort and to be left feeling polished and powerful.

'Man' is a redefined, refined version of brief underwear that is stripped, Underwear Elastic of heavy banding, classically masculine and timelessly sexy. 'Man' has a supportive fabric, yet is light to the touch. The new age 'Man' is no myth down under. He makes a statement simply and comfortably in his own skin.

Says aussieBum founder, Sean Ashby, "There is so much unnecessary analysis and discussion out there about who the new age man is and the lengths he's supposed to go to evolve, but it really doesn't have to be that complicated for a man to be sexy, strong and refined. Our new range, 'Man' is the next generation of men's brief that has been specifically designed with lightweight, supportive fabric for ultimate comfort. Its form fitting cut is free from loud branding or extra bells and whistles. The underwear is there to complement - rather than distract from - the man that is wearing it."
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Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Tavik designs make Sport Illustrated Swimsuit issu


Tavik designs make Sport Illustrated Swimsuit issuWhile thumbing through the pages of the new edition, Tavik Swimwear designer Nicole Hanriot was elated to see her designs gracing not only one but multiple pages of the issue. As an up and coming designer and a Sport Illustrated newcomer, Hanriot was honored to have been selected as one of the few, featured designers. 

Tavik also nabbed one of the highly sought-after body paint two-page spreads, in which Alyssa Miller donned a neon pink sheer lace one-piece. This is something that as a swimwear designer you strive for. Not only does it create recognition within the swimwear community, it populates national brand awareness opening many doors for smaller, ground-level companies.

Taking into consideration past editions, current trends, and that sexy style Sport Illustrated is distinctly known for, Hanriot designed pieces that the editors could not pass up. A combination of Tavik Spring 2011 Collection styles, vivid colors, and lacy-feminine textiles made up the showing in Sports Illustrated, while top SI supermodels like Julie Henderson only added to the flirtatious display of swimwear.
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Khadi fashion show steals hearts of one and all


A fashion show solely showcasing khadi cotton and silk textiles clothing stole the hearts of the khadi lovers in the city of Ahmedabad. The fashion show was hosted at the ‘Khadi Utsav’, an exhibition ofkhadi textiles and garments.

Ahmedabad is playing host to a month long ‘Khadi Utsav’ in which more than 273 stalls have been set up, displaying khadi products from across various states of India. The fair which began on March 6 will run till April 6, 2011.
The concept of khadi textiles is synonymous with the father of the nation – Mahatma Gandhi. Khadi textiles were the driving force which united India in the movement to secure independence and in order to achieve self reliance in textile fabrics.

Today khadi institutions are producing good quality fabrics and in turn providing economic independence to the lowest strata of society, who are involved in the spinning and weaving activities of producing khadi fabrics.

According to Mr Anupam Mazumdar – a well known textile designer and consultant and some one who has been closely associated with handloom weavers of khadi fabrics, “The biggest advantage of wearing khadi textiles is that it carries the lowest carbon footprint among all textiles, which makes it a sustainable fabric”. 

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Monday, 21 March 2011

Property boss paid £78k for dress


A YOUNG property tycoon is the mystery bidder who bought Kate Middleton's see-through dress for £78,000.

Nick Roberts, 34, from Jersey, made his millions as the boss of R1 Property International.
Now he wants to sink some into collectables, like his uncle, David Gainsborough Roberts, who owns some of Marilyn Monroe's dresses and Queen Victoria's undies.

Nick's identity as the auction buyer was revealed by his uncle on a radio phone-in show.

Last night a source close to Nick told The Sun: "Nick plans to put the outfit on public display, not hide it away."

It is believed the dress - which Kate wore at a St Andrews University fashion show in 2002 - may be sold again to raise money for charity.

The creator of the dress, Charlotte Todd, made an estimated £65,000 from the auction.

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