H&M Launches E-commerce in U.S. HM.com
Americans across the country can breathe a sigh of relief, H&M announced online shopping is now available to the U.S. featuring the company’s H&M Home Collection. Follow up question: When can we shop Isabel Marant for H&M?
The High Line is Hosting a Fashion Show, And It’s Free thehighline.org
The High Line Back-to-School Fashion Show is happening at the Chelsea Market Passage on the High Line. On August 29, the fashion show will feature looks for the Back-to-School season.
Hilary Rodham Clinton to Receive Michael Kors Award for Outstanding Community Service WWD
Michael Kors is a supporter of God’s Love We Deliver, a New York-based nonprofit that delivers daily meals to people with severe illnesses.
Photo By Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin – via WWD
Hudson’s Bay to Buy Saks, Lord and Taylor Gets a New Sister Huffington Post
Hudson’s Bay Co., parent company of Lord & Taylor, purchased Saks Fifth Avenue for approximately $2.9 billion including debt.
Rejoice, Little Monsters. Lady Gaga is Back! WWD
Lady Gaga recently released the cover of her new single “Applause,” from ARTPOP, her third studio album to be released Nov. 11.
Refinery29 Just Got a Facelift – And We Love It! Refinery29
Other than the obviously new logo, the revamped site features an upgraded user experience with improved categories, innovative sharing, improved e-commerce, and more.
Building a website can be a hassle if you don’t have the resources – be it funding, time, or a web designer you trust to design the digital face of your company. Sounds like some big shoes to fill. Enter Pagevamp, a service that allows you to turn a Facebook Page into a website.
Atulya Pandey, Fred Wang, and Vincent Sanchez-Gomez created Pagevamp to make creating a website easier, more sustainable, and less expensive. If you’ve got a Facebook page, you can create a website using Pagevamp’s library of designs and fonts just by providing the Facebook Page’s URL. The paid version offers additional features including a members page, a menu page, and the option to host your site at a custom domain.
A service like Pagevamp could come in handy for any of the creatives whom we work with looking for a simple solution to displaying their services or portfolios in a professional format. We gave Pagevamp a test drive today using the JBCStyle Facebook Page; within a few minutes, we were up and running with a pretty decent-looking website. With the free version, the URL will look like this: http://www.pagevamp.com/page/JBCStyle. Check out our site (JBCStyle’s Pagevamp Site) and the screenshots below and let us know what you think.
Oscar de la Renta Fall Ad Campaign Teaser via Instagram
Oscar de la Renta Releases Fall Ad Campaign Via Instagram Oscar de la Renta
Oscar de la Renta released the fall 2013 campaign images this morning via OscarPRGirl’s Instagram account. It was also announced that the collection would be available for pre-order on oscardelarenta.com.
Secrets Can Make Friends: Jay-Z and Barneys Possibly Chatting About a Future Collaboration NY Mag
The alleged conversations have not been confirmed by either party, but if there was a collaboration between Jay-Z and Barneys, it may be tied to a holiday campaign as last year the department store went with Walt Disney Co. and the year prior featured Lady Gaga.
Department Store Loyalty Programs Still Got It L2 Think Tank
Prior to the digital age, department stores benefited from the consumer data collected from loyalty program participants. Today, department stores still see the benefits as the programs provide the richest consumer data in regards to shopping preferences.
Guess what today is? It’s Hump Day! Woop woooop!!! Possibly the best day of the week – for camels. And anyone else looking to get over the mid-week hump and get $#!@ done!
Happy Hump Day!! From Team JBC.
Ralph Lauren to Show Fall Women’s Collection in Paris WWD
The show will take place at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, a fine arts school in which Lauren has committed millions of dollars in restoration efforts.
It’s a Boy for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge! WWD
WWD asked designers what they would offer the royal baby as a gift. Dior was inspired to create an entire collection.
A Sketch from Dior’s Petits Bonhheurs Collection
Facebook and Twitter Aren’t the Only Platforms Looking to Reach Beyond the Follower, LinkedIn Introduces Sponsored Updates for Companies Mashable
As of today, companies on LinkedIn can pay to promote updates to reach a wider audience.
The highlights from last night’s dodgeball game are out compliments of sports commentator, Keith Geller. The Headhunters (clever name for a team of ball-dodging recruiters) won the game, but the before, during, and after shenanigans of a fun-loving team of super-competitive multiple personalities is what really makes for a memorable evening. Enjoy a short video of Allen’s finishing throw and a few shots of the Headhunters – on the court and off.
Michael Kors Sues Costco Over False Advertising WWD
The lawsuit states Costco falsely advertised that it sold Michael Kors handbags in an e-mail marketing blast sent out on April 16, 2013.
Wish We Were There: Alexander Wang’s Free For All Vogue
The designer invited the first 1oo people in line for the secret event and addressed them via video: ‘I hope you enjoy everything in the next room. It’s part of a sample sale, and it’s all free.’
Fab Says Goodbye To Daily Flash Sales, Introduces Following Betashop
Fab customers can follow departments, designers and topics to curate their shopping experience.
Julien Macdonalds Womenswear Ballet Costumes Sketch
Juicy Couture Founders Want To Buy Back Their Old Brand WWD
Pamela Skaist-Levy and Gela Nash-Taylor are reaching out to private equity firms to find an invester to help buy back the brand from Fifth & Pacific Cos.
Listen While You Shop, Topshop and iTunes Team Up To Bring Free Content to Customers WWD
The British retailer will include embedded tracks on their Website for visitors to sample and download.
In Other Royal News: Julien Macdonald and the English National Ballet Design Costumes For Performances To Be Held at the Queen’s Coronation Festival Vogue UK
The perfomance, entitled Tempus, celebrates the Queen’s 60-year-long reign and will feature ten bespoke costumes, each adorned with over 20,000 Swarovski Crystals.
What do Jay-Z, Kanye West, and Nas have in common? If this were a music blog, attempting to answer that question could get a little complicated. Since this is a predominantly fashion-oriented blog (we like to mix things up), the answer to that question is quite simple – all three of these musicians are drawn to fashion to the point where they have done everything from creating their own labels to dropping designer’s names in verses on their records. Below, their most recent fashionable endeavors.
“Magna Carta Holy Grail” Album Cover
Let’s start with Jay-Z… because everything starts with Jay-Z, no? On his new album, “Magna Carta Holy Grail,” the rapper included a track called “Tom Ford” in which he raps: “I don’t pop Molly, I rock Tom Ford.”
For those unaware of what a “Molly” is, it’s a street term for MDMA, a pure form of Ecstasy. Well, that’s great, Jay-Z. You don’t do drugs because you prefer to rock Tom Ford suits. As for Mr. Ford, he told WWD that he was flattered at the idea: “I love that he gets a ‘high’ from my clothes.”
Roc on, Jay-Z. Roc on.
Then we have Kanye West. Oh, to be a fly on the wall in his mind. His collaboration with French fashion house A.P.C. was recently announced and according to the press release, it will consist of a pair of jeans, a hoodie and a t-shirt. That’s right, the collection consists of exactly one outfit. Following the birth of his first child with Kim Kardashian and a few weeks after dropping his sixth album “Yeezus,” Kanye is a busy man. He doesn’t have time to create collections, one look will have to do.
A.P.C. x Kanye Courtesy Photo
The press release also included a quaint story about how A.P.C. founder Jean Touitou had no idea West was a hip hop artist when they first spoke. No matter, apparently his persistence paid off and Touitou agreed to the collaboration which will be available in stores and online on July 14.
A look from HSTRY. Photo Courtesy of Grungy Gentleman
Finally, Nasir Jones, aka Nas, has embarked on his first fashion adventure and it’s looking pretty good for a first-timer. The rapper partnered with Jace Lipstein, founder of men’s style site Grungy Gentleman, to create HSTRY, a line of high-end men’s streetwear.
Nas provided input on materials and gave direction on the line, but the design of the 33-piece collection was placed in the able hands of Lipstein. Sounds like a good idea for a beginner since we’ve seen other rapping designers try and fail as they jump head-first into their first designing attempts. HSTRY will launch on Grungy Gentleman’s e-commerce site which goes live Aug. 1.