Monthly Archives: May 2013

Just In Time for Summer: The Maxi Dress Gets a Leg-Baring Update


Posted on May 30, 2013 by

The cooler than normal days of May are slowly coming to end, and June is quickly approaching. Don’t let the increasingly hot days of summer keep you from rocking those wedges with the season’s updated maxi dress. Maxi dresses are not only versatile as they can be dressed up or down without giving you that Junior prom look – they also have the ability to go from season to season making them a closet staple through spring, summer and fall.

Accessorize with a chunky necklace, strappy sandals and a jean jacket and you’ve got the perfect outfit to take you from day to night. This season’s styles add some variety to the typical all-around floor-grazing maxi.

Forever 21 Slit Floral Maxi Dress, $24.80

Forever 21 Slit Floral Maxi Dress, $24.80

Side slits and front slits are trending right now so ditch that high-low dress and start shopping away with the beautiful maxis below as your guide.

If you already have a few and feel like splurging on a new one, they’re available at different price points to cater to your summer wardrobe budget.

Free People Love Sam Embroidered Stripe Gauze Maxi, $268

French Connection ‘Chelsea’ Silk Maxi Dress, $198




Industry News: Wednesday, May 29, 2013


Posted on May 29, 2013 by

Prabal Gurung to Design Uniforms for All Nippon Airways Telegraph
Gurung will create 10,000 uniforms for the airline’s cabin and ground staff to celebrate their 60th anniversary.

Model Techie: Coco Rocha is PC Mag’s Newest Contributing Editor The Cut
The model’s first post for the technology magazine will cover the influence of 3-D printing on the fashion industry.

Nike Cuts Ties with Livestrong WWD
Following Lance Armstrongs’s admission to using performance-enhancing drugs to win the Tour de France seven times, Nike is ending its licensing agreement with the Livestrong cancer charity that was founded by Armstrong.

JBCStyle | Top Ten | The Art of the Reference Check


Posted on May 23, 2013 by

Here at JBC, we’ve mastered the process of checking references.  Probably because conducting a thorough reference check is essential to being a recruiter.  Below, ten things to keep in mind when choosing and sharing your references.

1. Don’t list the names of your references on your resumé.  There is no need to offer references to an employer until they are requested.  Instead of listing the names on your resumé, list them on a separate sheet of paper (matching your resumé) titled “References.”  Bring the list with you to job interviews.

2. Choose references who are relevant to the job in which you are applying.   For those who have taken the straight and narrow career path this shouldn’t be a problem.  However, for the career-hopping job seekers out there, references should be catered to the role.  For example, if you are applying for a retail job, your references should be able to speak to your retail experiences.  If you are applying for a role as a designer, your references should be able to speak to the skills you possess that would make you the right fit. (more…)

Industry News: Thursday, May 23, 2013


Posted on May 23, 2013 by

BeyonceBoutiqueElie Tahari to Launch Men’s Underwear Line WWD
Set to launch next year, this will be the first men’s underwear collection for the Elie Tahari brand as the menswear category continues to expand.

Speculation: A Saks and Neiman Marcus Merger Huffington Post Style
A Bloomberg News report suggests private equity firm KKR is considering an investment in Saks that will merge the department store with Neiman Marcus.

Rent the Runway Partners with Beyoncé Rent the Runway
Rent dresses from the Beyoncé Boutique – Beyoncé will act as a celebrity curator compiling her favorite Rent the Runway looks.

Industry News: Tuesday, May 21, 2013


Posted on May 21, 2013 by

Martha Wikstrom Exits Chief Executive Role of Richemont Fashion and Accessories WWD

Madonna Joins Chime for Change Concert Line-up Telegraph
Madonna is not planning a performance at the Chime For Change’ The Sound of Change Live concert, but she will be presenting along with other celebrities including Blake Lively and Jessica Chastain.

Robert Vignola Steps Down as President of Calvin Klein Collection and Global Licensing WWD

Industry News: Friday, May 17, 2013


Posted on May 17, 2013 by

Ben Affleck for TOMS Shoes

Ben Affleck for TOMS Shoes

Parlez-vous fashion? Hearst Magazines International and Groupe Marie Claire to Launch French Edition of Harper’s Bazaar WWD

Ben Affleck Designs Limited-edition TOMS Shoes InStyle
Affleck teamed up with the one-for-one shoe company to design a pair of TOMS to support the Eastern Congo Initiative, an organization he founded in 2010 to aid the eastern Congo community.

Giorgio Armani Wants Italian Brands to Come Back to Milan Fashion Week NY Mag
Armani would like to see Italian fashion brands that show in other countries to bring their shows back to Milan.

Industry News: Thursday, May 16, 2013


Posted on May 16, 2013 by

An Exclusive Illustration of Burberry's Design, by Artist Lula

An Exclusive Illustration of Burberry’s Design for the ‘Ultimate Gold Collection Fashion Show’ by Artist Lula

AllSaints Launches Film Production Division Vogue UK
AllSaints Film will produce music, style and street documentaries and more under the supervision of AllSaints creative director Wil Beedle. The first release will be New Music City, a film focused on the Kings of Leons’ independent record label, Serpents and Snakes.

Watch Carine Roitfeld’s ‘Ultimate Gold Collection Fashion Show’ Live from the Cannes Film Festival Telegraph UK
Roitfeld’s second fashion show at the Cannes Film Festival will stream live on May 23. The show will pay tribute to late actress Elizabeth Taylor and raise money for amfAR.

European Brands and Retailers Continue to Unite for Bangledesh Factory Safety, American Companies Slow to Follow WWD
Phillips Van Heusen and Abercrombie & Fitch have joined the Bangledesh fire and safety accord to improve conditions for garment workers in factories.

Shop the Kate Spade Surprise Sale Thru May 15


Posted on May 14, 2013 by

Kate Spade Southport Avenue Linda

Kate Spade Southport Avenue Linda

Kate Spade is having a surprise sale where you can score all the color your wardrobe will ever need at up to 75 percent off.  The sale is happening right now, online only, at and  features handbags, jewelry, clothes and shoes.  Oh, it ends tomorrow so get your splurge on fast!  This very trendy Kate Spade Southport Avenue Linda in Brighte Emerald comes in at $199, down from $448.


Industry News: Monday, May 14, 2013


Posted on May 14, 2013 by

Ck Calvin Klein to Drop the Ck in Re-branding Strategy WWD
The company is re-branding the women’s and men’s bridge apparel and accessories lines to Calvin Klein, losing the Ck.

Nicole Kidman to Appear in Jimmy Choo Ad Campaign Vogue UK
Jimmy Choo’s autumn 2013 advertising campaign, the first with Sandra Choi as creative director, will feature Kidman as the new face of the footwear brand.

Recent Tragedies in Bangledesh Prompts Retailers to Join Bangledesh Pact The Business of Fashion
Hennes & Mauritz AB and Inditex SA signed an agreement to improve fire and building safety in Bangladesh after 1.127 were killed in the collapse of Rana Plaza factory in Bangledesh and multiple fires that occurred prior.