First she wows Prince Harry. Now L.A.-born Meghan Markle is poised to dazzle the fashion world #LAFashion

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First she wows Prince Harry. Now L.A.-born Meghan Markle is poised to dazzle the fashion world #LAFashion

aving captured the heart of Britain’s Prince Harry, one of the world’s most eligible bachelors, it was only a matter of time before “Suits” actress Meghan Markle captured the attention of the fashion industry.

Now, insiders are bracing themselves for the “Meghan Effect,” with every outfit and accessory worn by the L.A.-born 35-year-old pored over and copied by countless young women determined to emulate her style.

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You Oughta Know: Los Angeles Plus Size Designers, Renee Olivia #LAFashion

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You Oughta Know: Los Angeles Plus Size Designers, Renee Olivia #LAFashion

It’s a brand new week, and I have brand new plus size fashions to introduce you to today. I don’t know if you know this, but I take great pride in my responsibilities, as your hostess with the most-est!  There are scores of plus size fashion resources becoming available, and it is my goal to connect every single one of your beauties with them if I can!

Last week, I raved all about the glorious African-inspired fashions from Atlanta plus designer Maria Paulina. Did you get your life as much as we did? I certainly hope so! Today, we are leaving the peach state for the city of angels! That’s right… Los Angeles, California! Now California is known for its bright lights, movie stars, and hordes of body conscious citizens. But among the palm-tree lined streets, if you know where to look, you can and will find the fierce and oh so fabulous plus size fashions and plus size community!

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Fashion photos including a Calvin Klein fragrance shot by Bruce Weber raise $3 million at auction #TheNewMart @CalvinKlein

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Fashion photos including a Calvin Klein fragrance shot by Bruce Weber raise $3 million at auction #TheNewMart @CalvinKlein

ruce Weber’s black-and-white image of a suntanned, nude couple on a swing — who over the age of 40 could forget it? — broke a new world auction record for the photographer at Phillips in London on Thursday.

The image, “Ric and Natalie, Villa Tejas, Montecito, California, 1988,” was used for the 1989 Obsession ad, and was a part of Ultimate Campaign, a collection of nine fashion advertising photographs that went under the hammer. The nine images were part of a larger sale of photographs at the auction house’s Berkeley Square space.

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Gaga to launch a fashion range #LAFashion #TheNewMart @ladygaga

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Gaga to launch a fashion range #LAFashion #TheNewMart @ladygaga

Lady GaGa is set to launch her own fashion range with Urban Outfitters titled Gaga x UO x Joanne, which will be available to buy on Friday.

 

The 31-year-old singer has collaborated with the popular fashion house on a 10-piece menswear, womenswear and accessories collection ahead of her ‘Joanne World Tour’, which is set to take place in Vancouver, Canada, on August 1.

According to The Hollywood Reporter the ‘Poker Face’ hitmaker’s capsule will feature a mixture of long-sleeve, short-sleeve and tank tops, as well as hooded sweatshirts, a cap, a tote bag as well as a bomber jacket, which will be produced in partnership with Bravado.

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Goodbye side boob, hello butt cheek: Reflections on the new female erogenous zone #LAFashion

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Goodbye side boob, hello butt cheek: Reflections on the new female erogenous zone #LAFashion

hen did butt cheeks become a fashion statement?

For the last couple years, on the Venice Boardwalk or the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica, I have seen young women wearing denim cutoffs that appeared to have been snipped too short, leaving part of their undercarriages exposed. I’d wonder: Do those girls realize their butts are hanging out?

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Pop-up-shop fever and more hits the Los Angeles retail scene #LAFashion #TheNewMart

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Pop-up-shop fever and more hits the Los Angeles retail scene #LAFashion #TheNewMart

os Angeles is in the midst of pop-up-shop fever. Three of the area’s newest temporary outposts include Spanish brand Quero (think personalized shoes) as well as Tamara Mellon (sexy stilettos and more) and Amiri (avant-garde offerings) from designer Mike Amiri.

However, pop-up shops aren’t the only sources of retail good times. New in the L.A. market and here to stay is Prism, a London-based brand that just put down roots in Culver City.

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Hundreds of Guests Attend the Annual Otis College of Art and Design Fund-raiser and Fashion Show @ApparelNews @OtisCollege

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Hundreds of Guests Attend the Annual Otis College of Art and Design Fund-raiser and Fashion Show @ApparelNews @OtisCollege

A fashionable collection of 800 people crowded into a large ballroom at the Beverly Hilton for the annual Otis Scholarship Benefit and Fashion Show, which raises money for students and highlights the fashion collections designed by the junior and senior classes of the fashion design department.

The well-dressed crowd of alumni, mentors, supportive parents and students gathered on May 6 for an elaborate event that started out with an acrobatic performance that could have rivaled anything performed by Cirque du Soleil.

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Demi Lovato, Kate Hudson Collaborate on Workout Clothes #LAFashion

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Demi Lovato, Kate Hudson Collaborate on Workout Clothes #LAFashion

http://www.nbclosangeles.com/entertainment/entertainment-news/Demi-Lovato-Kate-Hudson-Workout-Clothes-421999124.html

Lovato says the fashion line reflects her struggle with bipolar disorder and advocating for mental health awareness

Kate Hudson and Demi Lovato went from working out at the gym together to working on a fashion-line collaboration.

Hudson, who co-founded activewear brand Fabletics in 2013, says she instantly hit it off with the "Confident" singer when the two ran into each other at the gym. They were celebrating together Wednesday at the Demi Lovato for Fabletics Collaboration launch event.


 

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The Business of Fashion Touches Down in Los Angeles #LAFashion #TheNewMart @BoF

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The Business of Fashion Touches Down in Los Angeles #LAFashion #TheNewMart @BoF

“There are more creative people here than in any place at any time at any time in the history of human beings,” said Los Angeles County Museum of Art director Michael Govan in a toast at a dinner celebrating The Business of Fashion’s latest print issue, “America,” at the museum’s Ray’s and Stark Bar, co-hosted with his wife Katherine Ross and BoF founder and chief executive Imran Amed. “This is a very special time and place and that’s represented by so many people I know here.”

The symbiotic relationship between art and fashion in Los Angeles was impossible to miss at LACMA on Thursday night, as creative and business leaders from across the sprawling city came together at a convivial dinner with designers, artists and industry leaders including Tom Ford, Richard Buckley, will.i.am, Lucky Blue Smith, Maye Musk, Greg Chait, Angelique Soave, Rosetta Getty, Kate Mulleavy, Lisa Marie Fernandez, Paola Russo, Karla Welch, Ilaria Urbinati, Stuart Miller, Rachel Zoe, Nick Fouquet and Josh Peskowitz.

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Joyce Azria: Market Upheaval Is Good Time to Launch #LAFashion #TheNewMart @ApparelNews

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Joyce Azria: Market Upheaval Is Good Time to Launch #LAFashion #TheNewMart @ApparelNews

Joyce Azria is a child of Los Angeles’ fashion industry. She grew up working at BCBG, the fashion label founded by her father, Max Azria. After serving as creative director for BCBGeneration, she introduced her first solo line, Avec Les Filles, in 2016. Billed as a fashion label for millennial women, Avec Les Filles has made some moves counterintuitive for that social-media generation such as opening 155 doors at traditional department store Macy’s. Azria talked to California Apparel News on introducing a new fashion label during a time of great change, leadership and why she chose to do business with Macy’s when the retailer is cutting back.

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Social Media Data Pipeline - The New Mart Uses Data Science for Brand Awareness #TheNewMart #LAFashion

In collaboration with The New Mart, AMULET Analytics developed technology to assess the strength of brands under The New Mart umbrella – over 100 showrooms and hundreds of clothing lines. The technology, called the “Social Media Data Pipeline,” uses data science methodologies including machine learning to use social media as a data source for ranking the lines in terms of strength and reach. The data pipeline uses a special fashion database maintained by AMULET Analytics and collects vast amounts of unstructured social media data that is fed into an analytical process. The process ranks the clothing lines and yields a weekly “top 10 ranking.” Top performers are those who consistently receive mentions in various social channels. Further, both sentiment and credibility analysis is performed on the social data to contribute to the ranking.

Here's the TOP 10 list for May 1, 2017

1    Old Gringo    @oldgringoinc
2    Mavi Jeans    @mavijeans
3    Sanctuary    @Sanctuary1997
4    UGG Australia    @UGGaustralia
5    Silver Jeans Co.     @silverjeansco
6    Wilow & Clay    @willowclay
7    James Jeans    @JamesJeans
8    Forever Unique    @_ForeverUnique
9    French Connection    @FCUK
10    boohoo    @boohoo

 

 

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New Ted Baker store creates 'retail theater' by taking design inspiration from the Magic Castle @ted_bakerUSA #LAFashion #TheNewMart

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New Ted Baker store creates 'retail theater' by taking design inspiration from the Magic Castle @ted_bakerUSA #LAFashion #TheNewMart

Earlier this month saw the opening of the latest Ted Baker London outpost — this one in the Westfield Century City mall. The newest Ted Baker shop is in addition to stand-alone stores on Robertson Boulevard as well as one at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa.

The nearly 3,000-square-foot space in Century City was inspired by the historic Magic Castle in Los Angeles. Along with plush velvet curtains and mannequins that rise from beneath the floor, the store’s decor includes warped checkered walls and distorted mirrors.

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Top Ten: Sustainable Fashion Brands to Shop Right Now #TheNewMart @freshgarments

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Top Ten: Sustainable Fashion Brands to Shop Right Now #TheNewMart @freshgarments

With the state of our planet and its future looking bleak unless we shape up (or it’ll give out) we all need to be more mindful of our carbon footprint. While many labels are slowly switching to sustainable practices, these ten brands stand apart because it is at the core of their identity. Here are ones to shop right now ...

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FCI’s Spring Bricolage Student Fashion Show #LAFashion @apparelnews #TheNewMart

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FCI’s Spring Bricolage Student Fashion Show #LAFashion @apparelnews #TheNewMart

Daniel Feld was a “Project Runway” star who now teaches at FCI Fashion School in downtown Los Angeles.

Like the designer contestants on the long-running fashion reality show, Feld’s students had a limited amount of time—a few months—to create a fashion line. On April 6, the students displayed their designs at a runway show called “Spring Bricolage” in downtown Los Angeles’ Arts District. (The word “bricolage” is a French term for DIY or creation of works made from various available objects.) The show had an international flavor, and about half of the class grew up outside the United States.

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Lions Modeling agency opens Los Angeles office #LAFashion #TheNewMart

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Lions Modeling agency opens Los Angeles office #LAFashion #TheNewMart

The Lions Model Management, the three-year-old New York-based boutique modeling agency whose clients include Irina Shayk, Sara Sampaio, Stella Maxwell, Adwoa Aboah and Cameron Russell, has opened a new office in Los Angeles. The Lions L.A. is the second location in the United States for the upstart agency, which has seen rapid growth since its launch.

The new location marks a strategic expansion, tapping into Los Angeles’s suddenly buzzy fashion scene. “From the beginning, we’ve built The Lions on a non-traditional business model that looks beyond measurements to find clients who have unique qualities and we work to develop their profiles,” said Ali Kavoussi, one of the agency’s managing partners. “As the fashion industry continues to evolve, opening an outpost in L.A. is a natural next step as we continue to grow our business.”

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L.A. startup brings runway fashions to hospital hallways #LAFashion

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L.A. startup brings runway fashions to hospital hallways #LAFashion

Scrubs — those pajama-like outfits that doctors and nurses wear — may be comfortable and durable, but they’re not the most fashionable work uniform.

A Los Angeles startup called Jaanuu aims to address that issue with stylish and functional medical apparel inspired by the latest design trends — think peplum tops, floral prints, lace-up necklines, zipper embellishments and asymmetrical cuts that can be mixed and matched to create a variety of ensembles.

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How Fashion Can Teach You To Be Detailed-Oriented #LAFashion #TheNewMart

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How Fashion Can Teach You To Be Detailed-Oriented #LAFashion #TheNewMart

There’s a lot we can learn from fashion besides what clothing we should wear every morning. Fashion also teaches us to be detailed-oriented.

Some of fashion’s greatest icons are super detailed-oriented and live a well oiled lifestyle. If you’re ever wondering what it truly means to be detailed-oriented, perhaps you should take some hints from fashion’s most prized community of geniuses. Here are some tips on how to be detailed-oriented as per the fashion elite.

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Image Comic's Snotgirl to the Fashion Rescue #LAFashion #TheNewMart @ImageComics

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Image Comic's Snotgirl to the Fashion Rescue #LAFashion #TheNewMart @ImageComics

There’s a new comic book hero in town. Lottie Person is a downtown Los Angeles fashion blogger. With her costume of green hair and the latest styles, she valiantly documents fashion, parties and Los Angeles. Pitted against her, super villains such as haters, fair-weather friends, regular coffee (our heroine only drinks half-caf cold brew with nonfat almond milk and one pump of lavender syrup) and the most dastardly opponent; her allergies.

Earlier this year, Image Comics released Lottie’s chronicles in the graphic novel Snotgirl; Green Hair Don’t Care, Vol.1. The adventure was created by Leslie Hung and Bryan Lee O’Malley. If O’Malley’s name seems a tad familiar, you may have seen Scott Pilgrim vs the World, the 2010 widely released movie about his comic. It starred geek extraordinaire Michael Cera.

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