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Industry News: Friday, September 20, 2013


Posted on September 20, 2013 by

A Nicholas Kirkwood Design

LVMH’s Newest Acquisition: Nicholas Kirkwood The Telegraph
The LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton umbrella is expanding to include a majority stake in London-based designer Nicholas Kirkwood.

Miuccia Prada Commissions Contemporary Artists for Spring Show WWD
The Spring 2014 runway was set against a background of portraits of “an active, strong woman” as interpreted by six contemporary artists.

Fendi’s Public Exhibition, Making Dreams, Opens Tomorrow Vogue UK
Costumes from films including Evita and The Royal Tenenbaums will be on display at Milan’s Cinema Manzoni.

JBC Employee of the Month


Posted on September 9, 2013 by

Employee of the Month – August

Marissa: Employee of the Month

Congratulations, Marissa!

Get to know our August Employee of the Month:

Title: Talent Acquisition Specialist

Location: New York

Recruiting specialty: All corporate roles.

I became a recruiter because … It’s a great way to tie in the business and fashion world and help people along the way.

Favorite designer/artist: Chanel (more…)

Marc Jacobs Makes Personal Appearance at Sephora SoHo


Posted on September 4, 2013 by

Marc Jacobs made a personal appearance at Sephora SoHo last night in New York City and our very own Dara was not going to miss out on a photo opportunity with the multi-tasking fashion designer. Jacobs was on hand to chat about his recently launched Marc Jacobs Beauty line featuring a full collection for lips, eyes, face, and nails. We can’t wait to try it all!

Follow us on Instragram @TeamJBC for more New York Fashion Week adventures.

37 Ways To Keep Your Employees Motivated From A 37-Year-Old Entrepreneur


Posted on August 26, 2013 by


Photo credit: people management - Forbes

Photo credit: people management – Forbes

A good job is hard to find, but every entrepreneur knows a good employee is even harder to keep. As an entrepreneur, one must ensure his or her company is staffed with people who look forward to coming to work every day for more than a paycheck.

Through the years, I found that it was easy to keep employees motivated – all I had to do was provide them with a leader worth following and tasks worth fulfilling. But after almost seven years in business, I still find myself searching for new ways to maintain productivity while providing each individual with the drive they need to perform to the best of their ability.

Here’s how I do it:

  1. Support new ideas. When employees come to you with an idea or a solution to a problem they believe is for the betterment of the company, it’s a sign that they care. Supporting new ideas and giving an individual the chance to ‘run with it’ is motivating, whether or not it works out in the end.
  2. Empower each individual. Every single individual contributes to the bottom line. Empowering them to excel in their role, no matter how large or small, creates a sense of ownership that will lead to meeting and exceeding expectations.
  3. Don’t let them become bored. I get bored easily, so I assume my employees also have a short attention span. Host a cupcake bake-off, plan a happy hour, start a push-up contest in the middle of the office on a Wednesday, or allow a different person to run the weekly meetings to break up the monotony. (more…)

JBC Employee of the Month


Posted on August 9, 2013 by

Employee of the Month – July


Congratulations, Tyler!

Tyler’s commute to and from  Connecticut would be easier if she were flying in from Florida, but she arrives and departs each day with a smile.  Her thoughtful, kind and caring demeanor makes for all of the right ingredients of a JBC’er.

Removing her measured numbers (which are phenomenal), Tyler is our July Employee of the Month because she continuously strives to be a partner to all of her colleagues.  She also manages to excel at her own challenging responsibilities and tackle roles that others steer clear of – all while simultaneously crushing a role with a new client of  JBCStyle’s that had not been filled for six months by the client.

How does she do it? We won’t give all of her secrets away, but since joining JBCStyle in July 2012, Tyler has been a rising star and we can’t wait to see what the rest of this year and the years ahead holds for her.

One of Tyler’s favorite quotes pretty much sums up her attitude towards life: “Live every week like it’s Shark Week!”

Shouldn’t we all? Tyler is one shark in the water that you’d be happy to have on your side!

Industry News: Friday, August 9, 2013


Posted on August 9, 2013 by

Products from Jason Wu's new cosmetics line. Photo by John Aquino via WWD

Products from Jason Wu’s new cosmetics line. Photo by John Aquino via WWD

The beauty industry gets two new players: Marc Jacobs Beauty launched today and Jason Wu’s first beauty line, created in partnership with Lancôme, debuts this September.

Jason Wu to Launch Cosmetics During New York Fashion Week WWD
Wu has teamed up with Lancôme to create a limited edition collection including mascara, nail polish, and eye-shadow. The busy designer has his own label to manage and he was recently named artistic director for Hugo Boss, but the self-proclaimed multitasker loves to keep busy. We’re looking forward to a pretty, feminine and classy collaboration between Wu and Lancôme.

 Items from the Marc Jacobs Beauty line. Photo By George Chinsee via WWD

Items from the Marc Jacobs Beauty line.
Photo By George Chinsee via WWD




Marc Jacobs Beauty Launches Today, Opens First Store Dedicated to Beauty
Available at Marc Jacobs and Sephora stores, the collection features a carefully selected line of products for men and women – all with Jacobs’ seal of approval. If you’re trying to get upgraded to Sephora’s V.I.B. (Very Important Beauty Insider) status, this line will help get you there because you will want to own it all!

Get Focused: 5 Tips to Make the Most of Your Work Day


Posted on August 8, 2013 by

The daily grind can take a toll on the average employee. No matter how driven and passionate you may be, there are some days that you find yourself making it through a day at the office without getting much done while emails and missed calls pile up into a mountain of impending follow-up torture.

How do you stay focused when everything around you beckons your attention? These tips may sound like no-brainers, but they could help you remain productive throughout the day. (more…)

Industry News: Wednesday, August 7, 2013


Posted on August 7, 2013 by

Kate Upton in Sam Edelman's spring campaign.

Kate Upton in Sam Edelman’s spring campaign.

Shopbop Launches Russian Site WWD
Shopbop, an Amazon-owned company, launched the Russian-translated site today as to take advantage of the country’s fast-growing online shopping market.

Sam Edelman to Expand Offering, Debuting First Sportswear Collection Vogue UK
The footwear label signed a licensing agreement with Kellwood Brands to manufacture collections for women and girls including clothing and accessories.

Target to Acquire the DermStore Beauty Group Market Watch
The acquisition of the DermStore Beauty Group’s family of companies includes, and positioning Target to expand in the online beauty market.

Industry News: Tuesday, August 6, 2013


Posted on August 6, 2013 by

Parody by, not an actual Washington Post coverAmazon Founder, Jeff Bezos, Buys Washington Post The Washington Post
Washington Post Co. sold its flagship newspaper to founder and chief executive Jeffrey P. Bezos for $250 million.

J.C. Penney Names New Vice President of Marketing WWD
J.C. Penney names Debra Berman senior vice president of marketing about a year after Michael Francis was relieved of the role due to his failed initiatives and strategies.

Dare to Disrupt the Fashion Calendar? Fashionista
The fashion cycle gets disrupted by designers and brands seeking to produce clothes in-season.