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The FashionStake Blog Has Moved!

By fashionstake · July 6, 2010 · 0 Comments ·


Fashion Lovers Catch iPad Fever

By fashionstake · July 6, 2010 · 0 Comments ·

Once upon a time Apple products were only seen in the hands of tech geeks. Now, however, Mac computers and gadgets are leading the way in technology and everyone from soccer moms, to Web nerds, to fashionistas appreciate the fruity company for it's consistently functional, yet cutting edge products. Apple's latest craze, the iPad, made a splashy yet shaky entrance into the market, with some wondering how useful an oversized iPod touch would be. After only a few months on the market, it looks like fashion industry is well on board.

The leaders of the fashion pack were, as to be expected, e-commerce sites like Gilt Groupe and Gap that were eager to give shoppers yet another way to purchase their inventory. Stepping gingerly behind the retail market, the print industry has slowly embraced what they must know to be the inevitable dominance of e-readers. Fashion staple Vogue recently launched and app specifically for the iPad, which will cater to subscribers of the glossy and have daily updated content as well. Continue...

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Tagged with: iPad, Fashion, technology

The '90s Are Back & So is 'Clueless'!

By fashionstake · June 30, 2010 · 0 Comments ·

Grunge. Double-breasted blazers. Bodysuits. In so many ways fashion is having a '90s moment. Stores and style-fiends alike have taken notice and designers are happy to cater to the appetite for denim and Doc Martens. And if no other clues have been solid enough, Calvin Klein's Francisco Costa is paying homage to one the decade's most memorable movie fashion moments. Continued...

The Show Outside the Show: Candids from Milan

By fashionstake · June 24, 2010 · 0 Comments ·

As the world of fashion opens up more and more to the masses, the industry is developing a new set of celebrities. Whereas formerly top models and key designers were the only ones to watch, now editors and other influencers are taking center stage. The clash of cameras at a fashion show has now spilled out onto the street where photogs clamour to get shots of the fashion elite coming and going from catwalk to showroom and back. Continue...

Resort 2011 Trend: Lightweight Trench

By fashionstake · June 17, 2010 · 0 Comments ·

As the pool of designer labels that produce collections for the Resort season grows, the definition of what exactly belongs in the season seems to get looser. Also called Cruise, the season is traditionally dedicated to creating clothing for people who have the luxury of spending the post holiday months on vacation. Swimsuits and flowy things are common fare, but modern collections also increasingly include the gamut of what a woman might want to wear - whether on a yacht, at a formal dinner, or hanging out in the city. For Resort 2011 the default jacket has been a lightweight trench coat. As a nod to the warm temperatures and sunny skies that most resorts should offer, the coats often have cropped sleeves, bright colors, or flimsy fabric. Above: Carolina Herrera

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Tagged with: Trench Coats, resort, cruise, trends

Resort 2011 Trend: Drawstring Shorts

By fashionstake · June 16, 2010 · 0 Comments ·

Ever since Phoebe Philo's highly lauded return to fashion for Spring 2010, Celine collection are among the most anticipated each season. Philo might not have started the leather t-shirt trend, but she definitely made it a confirmed fashion "do" and a style frequently copied by everyone from high street to high end. Now, for Resort 2011 Celine has put the stamp of approval on yet another trend that might have otherwise had fashionistas looking askance at it's iffy structure. Ladies and gentlemen, the Drawstring Short. </em>Above: Celine Resort 2011</em> Click for more...

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Tagged with: resort, shorts, cruise, Celine, trends

Resort 2011 Trend: Pretty in Pink

By fashionstake · June 11, 2010 · 0 Comments ·

It was Spring 2010 that ushered in pastels as a dominant theme in the fashion palette. That theme has continued and is dominating collections for Resort 2011. Among the pastel hues pink takes front and center, with incarnations ranging from the palest hint of pink, to fully saturated Pepto pink.Above: Christian Dior Click for more...

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Tagged with: fashion shows, resort, cruise, trends

CFDA Awards 2010 WINNERS

By fashionstake · June 8, 2010 · 0 Comments ·


The annual CFDA awards tooks place last night in New York City. With an ever-expanding red carpet production, the event seems to have nearly reached Met gala status. Ultimately, though, the evening was about honoring the best in the business. The pool award judge decided that the 2010 cream of the crop are the following.


The Next Generation: CSM Grad Show 2010

By fashionstake · June 3, 2010 · 0 Comments ·

London's Central St. Martins College of Art and Design is considered to be the premier fashion school of the world. With alumni like Alexander McQueen, Phoebe Philo, and Gareth Pugh, there's good reason that the annual graduates shows should be one to watch for folks at all levels of the fashion food chain.

This year 40 handpicked students from the BA program had the honor of presenting their work to a high profile audience that included the likes of Harold Koda of the Met's Costume Institute. The show was judged by the fashion critic Hilary Alexander, designer Mario Schwab, and filmmaker Kathryn Ferguson.

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Critics Pan SATC2 Fashion

By fashionstake · May 28, 2010 · 0 Comments ·

The much anticipated "Sex and the City 2" opens nationwide today and like no other movie since, perhaps, the days of Audrey Hepburn, audiences are equally as excited about seeing the film's fashion as they are about taking in the plot. But has all of the hype set fans up for disappointment? Early critique has suggested that it has. Continue for photos

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