How many times have you worn the flyest outfit you ever dreamed up, only to have no one around to take your Instagram pic? If it wasn't on IG, it didn't happen right lol?
Marc Bouwer president Paul Margolin is crying foul because 12 dresses were loaned to the stylist of Grammy Award winning singer Alicia Keys, including an all white number she wore to her husband Swizz Beatz "Coming to America" themed birthday party on September 11. Margaret Maldonado Agency stylist Jocelyn Goldstein promised Margolin an Instagram shoutout of Keys wearing the dress and crediting Marc Bouwer as the designer. Bouwer typically does not loan dresses for non red carpet parties, but they agreed because of Keys 2.7 million Instagram followers.
Here comes the shade:
There never was an Instagram photo on Keys account with her wearing the dress. After declining an offer to allow Keys to own the dress in exchange for a late Instagram post, Margolin says he offered the dress to her team at a deep discount (half off the $10,000 price). The offer was declined and the return of the dress was delayed, saying that it needed dry cleaning- to the tune of a $539 Madame Paulette (the official dry cleaner for couture) bill for makeup stains and hemline soils. Margolin was later told that a legal contract would have to be drawn up in order to have Keys photographed in the gown since she has a deal with Givenchy. At one point he said the agency, MMA that Goldstein works for called and thanked him for the dress. Margolin's reply was this:
"Am I supposed to call my mother to tell her, ‘They called to say thank you?’”
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When the Ebola virus outbreak hit closer to home, the disease instantly became a trending topic at everyone's dinner table and while many people are deathly afraid of the disease, others are cashing in on fear and fashion.
Rapper Cam'ron announced the sell of a stylish Killa Cam Ebola mask emblazed with a #tbt pic from his "Pink Panther" days and Ebola related apparel has soared on sites like Zazzle.com, and Etsy with people printing up t-shirts and other merchandise practically overnight.
There are hazard suits (which I'm pretty sure will be a "trendy" Halloween costume this year), large amounts of distasteful t-shirts, handbags, ties and even jewelry, not to mention mugs, bumper stickers, prayer candles and other items being sold quickly on these websites. What do you think about this sudden "trend"?
It's official- Toys "R" Us, the biggest toy retail giant in the world is joining forces with Claire's, the wildly popular jewelry and accessory specialty store for young women and girls. The two are entering a strategic global partnership that will bring the uber-trendy accessories Claire's to Toys "R" Us customers in select stores around the world via in store shops.
The concept has already been tested in Europe and apparently did very well because they want to open up Claire's brand shops inside of Toys "R" Us at over 100 locations around the world including the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Austria and Spain, and 10 locations will be open in the United States by the end of October.
Claire's is known for their super trendy and unique assortment of jewelry, hair accessories, handbags, jewelry holders and seasonal items, and Toys "R" Us has dominated the toy industry every since the late 40's when it was know as Children's Bargain Town. The US flagship stores opened last week in New York at the Toys "R" Us Times Square location and at the FAO Schwarz store (owned by Toys "R" Us) and will be the only two locations that feature ear piercing for right now. For more information on this partnership, please click here...
Best Buy is teaming up with Nanette Lepore, Isaac Mizrahi and Anna Sui, designers from the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) to design exclusive accessories for numerous electronic devices. The fashion inspired accessories will include laptop, smartphone and tablet cases and will all be priced at $29.99-$39.99 and available for purchase October 5.
The electronics retail giant is desperate for something to boost declining sales due to internet competition and is hoping that this partnership will bring in newer customers and add an exciting product mix for female customers who want their gadgets to reflect their trendy lifestyle, according to Mary Ortizcazarin, Best Buy's vice president of accessories.
"The consumers were telling us that they wanted to personalize their device and bring a little more fashion and trend into their everyday life."
Let's see if this does the trick! For more on this story click here.
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