<![CDATA[NBC Bay Area - Bay Area Fashion, Events, News, Runway Shows, and Photos]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcbayarea.com/the-scene/fashion http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/nbc_bayarea_blue.png NBC Bay Area http://www.nbcbayarea.com en-us Sun, 21 Sep 2014 23:20:08 -0700 Sun, 21 Sep 2014 23:20:08 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Too Revealing, Lululemon Pulls Yoga Pants From Shelves]]> Tue, 19 Mar 2013 16:20:03 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/yoga_pants_generic.JPG

No more Lululemon black yoga pants.

For now.

The Vancouver-based maker of the iconic casual uniform in yoga-friendly markets -- such as the entire state of California -- has pulled its black offerings from store shelves after the pants were deemed "too revealing."

The "Luon" pants, which make up 17 percent of the company's total sales, have a "quality control problem," according to the Associated Press. One of the suppliers made the pants with a material that are "too sheer," and they were sold between March 1 and March 16.

Lululemon's stock dipped 5 percent in trading Tuesday following the announcement.

Julie Brown of San Francisco is not going to hold the issue against the company.

"Generally it's a great well-made product," she said Tuesday while out jogging along Crissy Field. "We love it, shop in the store all the time."

The same factories in Asia have made the pants since 2004, but there's apparently now a problem with oversight. What it is and how it will be addressed was not disclosed.

Customers who bought the recalled revealing pants can get a refund. 

To watch a NBC Bay Area report in November on Lululemon's controversial ad "Goodbye Camel Toe and Hello Mistle Toe," click here:

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<![CDATA[Fashioning A Newly Pregnant Kate]]> Tue, 04 Dec 2012 02:44:20 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/edt-katemiddleton.jpg

"Looks like there's a best-dressed baby on the way!"

So tweeted Vanity Fair following the news that Kate, The Duchess of Cambridge and wife of Prince William, is pregnant Monday. Accompanying the tweet was a link to an Instagram picture showing Kate, 30, on the cover of the magazine's annual style issue.

So important to the fashion community is the mother of a future British monarch that style bibles such as Harper's Bazaar heralded the news, while In Style breathlessly proclaimed that "A new Prince or Princess is on the way!" Fashionista.com revealed the announcement with the headline, "Kate Middleton is Really Pregnant," in reference to the "is she/isn't she?" baby rumors that have circulated since the couple tied the knot a mere 20 months ago.

Women's Wear Daily even ran the announcement under the "Fashion Scoops" category on their website.

Kate has become a sartorial icon in the period following her nuptials, with women across the globe emulating her chicly elegant approach to dressing. Her influence on clothing purchases has been dubbed the "Duchess Effect." And her impact on the business of fashion retailing will only continue to grow in tandem with her bump, observers say.

The potential frenzy for Kate-influenced maternity fashion may have as big an effect on the world of style as her choice of that Alexander McQueen wedding dress back in 2011, says Shannon Guyton, site director of TheBump.com

"As soon as she stepped out of the car on her wedding day, dress designers went into action," says Guyton. "They designed replica versions of her gown and they were purchased by brides everywhere. We see the same thing happening for her maternity style."

"The big maternity style designers will be keeping a close eye on what she is wearing and then designing pieces that they will actually market as Kate Middleton style," Guyton adds. "And moms everywhere will start mimicking whatever elements she brings - like sleeved gowns following her wedding."

So fashionably inspiring is the mother-to-be, when she stepped out recently sporting a new hairstyle with long bangs, Manhattan salons reported a rush on the cut, according to the Daily Mail

“The first thing that attracted young women to her is that here was a princess-to-be and she is going out in a dress from Reiss that they all recognize,” Hal Rubenstein, fashion director of In Style magazine told NBC of the Duchess's influence at the time of the couple's first anniversary.  “You also see her wear clothes more than once. Women feel that she actually goes into a wardrobe and chooses what to wear rather than grabbing something off of a rack the way most actresses do for a red carpet.”

That high/low practicality is something we will continue to see, believes Guyton: "She'll stick with the way she dresses normally, she'll just incorporate that into her bump style. She'll probably wear dresses with ruching across the stomach, and she'll probably wear bold shades of blue which is one of her favorite colors. Really curve-hugging, flattering silhouettes, nothing too drapey like we have seen from Jessica Simpson and Kourtney Kardashian, she'll wear more form-fitting pieces."

Guyton is also excited at the prospect of seeing maternity clothing highlighted on the red carpet and at formal evening events, thanks to the Duchess' continuing public role as a member of the royal family. Though she warns fashion followers not to expect any major shifts in personal style.

"She won't be too revealing, just as she dresses now," says Guyton. "You won't see her exposing too much, no plunging necklines. I think we will see her to continue to wear above-the-knee hemlines. People will want to emulate her. She's is in the spotlight and will obviously be in the spotlight even more now. However much she decides to show us her bump, we'll be watching."



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<![CDATA[Year in Review 2012: Red Carpet Fashion Highs & Lows]]> Mon, 04 Feb 2013 13:08:12 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/sofia-vergara1.jpg 2012's been filled with red carpet rock stars and frumpy fashion faux pas. Find out where your favorite celeb fits in.

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<![CDATA[Angels Shine at Victoria's Secret Fashion Show]]> Tue, 04 Dec 2012 03:12:02 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/victoria-secret-new-thumb.jpg Victoria's Secret Angels took to the glittery runway to sport the latest and most extravagant bras — and share the stage with Justin Bieber, Rihanna and Bruno Mars.

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<![CDATA[Best Dressed: Emily Blunt, Amy Adams and More]]> Fri, 02 Nov 2012 10:59:43 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/BD154851620thumbnail.jpg Hollywood's best dressed — from Emily Blunt to Jennifer Aniston to J. Lo — hit the red carpet this week.

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<![CDATA[Marni to Launch First Women's Fragrance]]> Fri, 02 Nov 2012 10:46:06 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/marnifragrancethumb1a.jpg

This February, quirky Italian retailer, Marni—which collaboated with H&M last spring–will debut its first-ever women's fragrance produced in collaboration with Estee Lauder. 

Like the Marni woman, the scent is designed to be fresh and individual. "The perfume reflects Marni's fashion, certainly," creative director Consuelo Castiglioni told WWD. "Becuase it's a perfume that's quite individual, that doesn't evoke anything in particular. It's for a woman who dresses for herself, who doesn't follow trends but is sophisticated and also maybe a little eccentric."

That may seem like a lot of sartorial inspiration for a scent, but the the concept registers in a spicy blend of wood notes, tempered with a touch of rose oil for a feminine feel.

The bottle itself is also meant to evoke the Marni brand, inspired by an old bottle Castiglioni salvaged from a flea market.

“I wanted a bottle that was kind of traditional, that is, one that lasts over time, like the clothes we make, which last and you can still wear two or three years from now," Castiglioni says. "It isn’t seasonal. I think this bottle reflects our concept—you want to keep it. It also has the dots, which are part of our world, and a play on proportions with the cap. These elements are also important in our fashion.”



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<![CDATA[Store Tour: Local Designers and Curated Home Goods at Joinery]]> Fri, 26 Oct 2012 10:01:49 -0700 $352 for women's; $425 for mens. ]]> $352 for women's; $425 for mens. ]]> http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/joinery3.jpg Owner Angela Silva picks out her favorite fall finds at Williamsburg boutique, Joinery.

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<![CDATA[5 Ways to Get Your Wardrobe Winter-Ready]]> Thu, 25 Oct 2012 11:33:14 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/closet135529878.jpg

With winter approaching, the piles of beat-up sandals and floaty summer dresses are looking a little out of place in our closet.

Fortunately, mother-daughter duo Kate Berger and Ann Lightfoot of NYC organization company, Done and Done, are experts when it comes to whipping a closet into shape. Here, the pair spill their top five tips for getting your wardrobe winter-ready—and no, you don't have to toss your favorite high-school sweatshirt.


1.    Going Through Each Category
– "Check to see if anything needs to be cleaned or repaired. Next, ask yourself a few questions. Did you wear it last winter? If not, when was the last time you did? Will you wear it this year? Or ever? If not, it's time to let it go. If it’s a favorite item, but has been worn to death and no longer looks fresh, start a pile. At the end of the day you can make a list of possible purchases for the upcoming season."



2.    Try Everything On - "If items don’t quite fit but are still in style, consider that they might fit at this time next year and are worth saving. If they are both out of style and don’t fit, even losing 10 lbs isn’t going to make them work. Letting them go can make room for new purchases or just make space to find all your favorites with ease."



3.    What To Store - "If you have sentimental clothes from an earlier time in your life, consider boxing them up to save. Don’t keep them mixed in with your working wardrobe. Give yourself the freedom to keep a few things that you aren’t ready to let go of yet. This will make the whole process of cleaning out your closet less painful and more fun."



4.    Shoes – "Just like your clothes, gather all your winter shoes and boots together. Check to see if they need to be polished, re-soled, re-heeled, or replaced. If there is a pair that you haven’t worn for the last two winter seasons, consider letting them go and making room for a new favorite."



5.    Scarves, Gloves and Hats – "Items should be folded and grouped by material. It always helps to color code and use those handy-dandy shelf dividers or bins. Consider putting lightweight scarves away for spring, wrapped in tissue; that way, they will seem fresh and new again when you pull them out in April!"
 



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<![CDATA[Nanette Lepore Tries her Hand at Ballet Costuming]]> Thu, 25 Oct 2012 03:42:26 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/lepore148093612thumb.jpg

Ever since "Black Swan," for which the Mulleavy sisters conjured up frothy tulle confections to outfit leading lady Natalie Portman, fashion has been entangled in a love affair with the ballet.

Now, Nanette Lepore is joining the ranks of designers-turned-costumers for a performance of "Picnic"— which premiered Wednesday at the Joyce Theatre—which takes inspiration from the 1975 film, "Picnic at Hanging Rock."

The costumes—which will worn by leading dancers Charles Askegard and Georgina Pazcoguin—feature color-blocked panels of candy pink and lime green set against and black and blue lining.

While images aren't available yet, our bet is that Lepore's ballerina looks will exude the same giddy feminity and elaborate design flourishes as her main collection.

 



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<![CDATA[HBO to Debut New "Vogue" Doc this December]]> Wed, 24 Oct 2012 11:56:38 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/hbodocumentarylead1.jpg

After last month's Newsweek profile on Anna Wintour, rumours have circulated that the editress and her team of high-heeled Vogue-ettes would be featured in a new HBO documentary. Now, more details have emerged about "In Vogue: The Editor's Eye," which will premiere this December to coincide with the release of a new book from Conde Nast by the same name.

The Newsweek article suggested the doc would focus exclusively on Wintour, but several top editors—including former editors like Babs Simpson and Prolly Mellen—are featured in the film, WWD reports.

The book, meanwhile, will include sections of editor "portfolios" highlighting their contributions to the magazine, each accompanied by an essay from Vogue writers like Jonathan Van Meter and Tonne Goodman.

The film will also offer behind-the-scenes looks at some of Vogue's most famous editorial shoots, as well as interviews with editors and fashion designers.



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<![CDATA[5 Halloween Costumes Inspired by Fashion's Kookiest Characters]]> Wed, 24 Oct 2012 12:03:03 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/halloweenannawintourthumbanil.jpg This year, why not try a costume inspired by some of the wildest wardrobes in fashion?

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<![CDATA[The New Minimalism]]> Tue, 23 Oct 2012 10:31:38 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/minimalism139049827thumbnail.jpg Fall's new minimalist looks are anything but plain.

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<![CDATA[Retail Report: Playful Periwinkle Pieces]]> Tue, 23 Oct 2012 10:28:56 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/periwinkle_thumbnailfall12.jpg Somewhere between lilac and baby blue, periwinkle hues are a simple way to add a touch of "cheer" to a winter wardrobe.

Photo Credit: Farfetch/Sephora/Net-a-Porter]]>
<![CDATA[Levi's to Debut New "Eco" Collection]]> Wed, 17 Oct 2012 09:55:25 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/levislead1.jpg

It may be one of the oldest fashion brands in America, but Levi's is still changing with the times. This week, the denim brand unveils a collection of men's and women's dungarees fashioned from recycled plastic bottles and even plastic food trays.

Dubbed "Waste<Less," each piece in the new line contains 20 percent recycled content—or approximately eight 12 or 20 ounce plastic bottles per pair of jeans, WWD reports.

According to the company's global president, James Curleigh, the aim of Waste<Less is to add "value to waste," he told WWD. "This collection proves that you don’t have to sacrifice quality, comfort or style to give an end a new beginning.”

The unique fiber—wich required more than 3.5 million recycled bottles sourced from municipal recycling programs to manufacture—is fashioned into a polyster material before being spun into a cotton yarn. Because the brown and green hues from the bottles can't be removed, each piece has a subtly green-tinged color.

Dropping this January, the new collection will offer familiar favorites like the 511 skinny jean as well as a new 504 straight fit and trucker jacket. Women sick of painted-on skinny jeans will relish a slouchier fit "boyfriend skinny."

 

 

 



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<![CDATA[Keeping Warm, Looking Sharp for Fall]]> Sun, 14 Oct 2012 10:26:31 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*160/fallfashion.jpg Some ideas of how to look sharp while keeping warm for Fall. Mode Bay Area's Hasti Kashfia stops by NBC Bay Area to talk about some trending Fall fashion ideas.]]> <![CDATA[Spring's Top Nail Trends to Try Now]]> Mon, 15 Oct 2012 03:56:02 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/spring+nail+trends.jpg Preview spring's coolest nail trends, from a "Versaille" mani at Rachel Antonoff to shattered glass at The Blonds. ]]> <![CDATA[UNIQLO Opens To Adoring Crowd]]> Fri, 05 Oct 2012 17:56:10 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/uniqulo1.jpg

Unbelievable lines - the kind you would find outside an Apple store- snaked around UNIQLO on Friday in San Francisco - the first day the global clothing retailer opened its doors.

The crowd, mostly young Asian Americans, were excited to be at the new store, sort of like an H&M, to snap up relatively inexpensive clothes from the Japanese retailer.

At 29,000-square feet, the three-story Union Square store on Powell Street marks UNIQLO's first flagship store on the West Coast and company leaders touted the opening as a way to bring together the latest technology and design to transform the Bay Area retail experience

UNIQLO Chairman and Global CEO, Tadashi Yanai and Mayor Ed Lee held a ribbon-cutting ceremony 15 minutes before the doors officially opened.

 "San Francisco is the center of global innovation and we are delighted to join this vibrant community," UNIQLO USA Chief Operating Officer Yasunobu Kyogoku said in a statement.

Added Lee:  "The arrival of UNIQLO's new West Coast flagship home to the Bay Area brings nearly 500 new jobs and is helping to boost our local economic recovery."
 
San Francisco is the company's fifth U.S. retail location. Other U.S. locations include the UNIQLO store in Paramus, New Jersey, and three others in New York - UNIQLO Soho, UNIQLO 5th Avenue and UNIQLO 34th Street.

UNIQLO has more than 1,100 stores in 13 markets worldwide, namely in Japan, the U.S., U.K., France, Russia, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines and Korea.
 



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<![CDATA[Curves Ahead for Fall 2012]]> Fri, 05 Oct 2012 03:27:39 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/curve140615568thumb.jpg This season, designers emphasized dramatic hour glass silhouettes.

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<![CDATA[Best Dressed: Dawson, Kim Kardashian, More]]> Fri, 28 Sep 2012 12:14:57 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/BD152865869thumbnail.jpg Stars stepped out in fall-ready looks this week for glitzy premieres and openings.

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<![CDATA[Top 20 Spring '13 Looks from Milan]]> Tue, 02 Oct 2012 03:44:46 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/milan152427590thumbnail.jpg Florals and future-chic looks were trending on Milan's Spring '13 runways.

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<![CDATA[Freaky-Chic Looks for "Hotel Transylvania"]]> Mon, 01 Oct 2012 03:32:38 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/reelstyletransylvania2thumbnail.jpg The freaky crew of vacationers in "Hotel Transylvania" would've found equally scary company on the catwalks this season.

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<![CDATA[Santana Row Gives Back 10 Years After Fire]]> Sat, 29 Sep 2012 13:36:52 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/shopping-generic-group.jpg

The 11-alarm fire at San Jose's Santana Row is one of the worst fires in the city's history.

It destroyed the 538,000-square-foot structure one month before it was supposed to open in 2002. Construction crews had to start all over to build what is now a high-end, destination shopping center.

The actual anniversary of the fire was in August. But the outdoor mall has chosen this weekend to give back to the San Jose firefighters who put their lives on the line to fight the fire a decade ago.

Santana Row also threw an invitation only party Thursday night to celebrate the ten year anniversary of its grand opening. Believe it or not, the mall opened Nov. 17, 2002, just three months after the fire.  That is credit to the power of the Christmas shopping season.

Participating Santana Row retailers will give 10-percent of this weekend's sales to the San Jose Fire Department’s Public Education/Community Relations Trust. 

Here's a list of the participating stores and restaurants, plus some added specials:

  • Left Bank Brasserie-Enjoy a specialty cocktail called “Noces D’Etains” which translates into "10th Anniversary." The cocktail is available for $10.
  • The Blues Jean Bar-Enjoy complimentary wine, plus 20% off the entire store.
  • Lucy-15% off a full-priced purchase of $150 or more.
  • 100% Pure-Enjoy a free gift with any purchase, plus refreshments and snacks!
  • Thea Mediterranean-Wine tasting/cocktail hour from 6-8 p.m. with appetizer pairings for you to enjoy in the lounge.
  • Pizza Antica-On Saturday & Sunday you are invited to donate a toy to the San Jose Fire Department and you will receive one free dessert.
  • Boutique Harajuku-Enjoy drinks and appetizers, PLUS 15-20% off on regular collection.
  • The Counter
  • Anne Fontaine- Plus enjoy a glass of bubbly while you shop!
  • Ted Baker
  • Pink Stripes Boutique
  • Hastens
  • Chico’s
  • Beau Bijou-Plus wine and cheese.



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<![CDATA[Regal Velvets for Fall]]> Mon, 01 Oct 2012 03:31:42 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/velvet139070665thumbnail.jpg Luxe velvet looks are a surefire way to add a dose of "glam" to your look this fall.

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<![CDATA[The Most Fashionable Covers for iPhone 5]]> Fri, 28 Sep 2012 07:36:14 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/iphone_grovethumbnail.jpg What's even better than a new iPhone 5? A slamming new accessory.

Photo Credit: Grove]]>
<![CDATA[Crazy Coats for Fall]]> Fri, 28 Sep 2012 04:20:45 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/statement+coats.jpg A dramatic overcoat may be the easiest way to make a statement in the cold-weather months.

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<![CDATA[It Girl: Miroslava Duma]]> Thu, 27 Sep 2012 03:45:09 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/miroslava150304000thumbnail.jpg A former editor at Harper's Bazaar Russia, Miroslava Duma is known for rocking super-glam looks on her pint-size frame.

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<![CDATA[Our Favorite High-Fashion Sneakers]]> Tue, 25 Sep 2012 03:30:40 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/sneaks_thumbnail13.jpg High-fashion sneakers are strutting out of the gym and onto city sidewalks.

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<![CDATA[Emmys 2012 Red Carpet: Best and Worst Dressed]]> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 05:27:12 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/j29.jpg The stars (mostly) shined on the red carpet at the 64th annual primetime Emmy Awards.

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<![CDATA[Top 20 Spring '13 Looks from London Fashion Week]]> Mon, 24 Sep 2012 03:57:32 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/london+fashion+week.jpg Sheer silks and wild prints dominated the London runways this season.

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<![CDATA[Eye-Catching Metallic Accents]]> Mon, 24 Sep 2012 09:13:21 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/metallics140727873thumbnail.jpg Fashion Week is always a glitzy affair, but fall runways were even more sparkly than usual.

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<![CDATA[Style Icon: Diana Vreeland]]> Mon, 24 Sep 2012 03:55:30 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/vreeland75939125thumbnail.jpg "Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel," in theaters tomorrow, documents the life of the legendary Vogue and Harper's Bazaar editor.

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<![CDATA[Style Spotlight: DIY Fashion]]> Wed, 19 Sep 2012 13:30:17 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/do+it+yourself+fashion.jpg Do-it-yourself fashion is taking over the style world, so we meet up with ISpyDIY.com's Jenni Radosevich to learn how to create some hot trends for fall.]]> <![CDATA[Suit Up for Fall]]> Mon, 24 Sep 2012 09:13:37 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/suitsfall12thumbnail12.jpg Whether or not you work in a business setting, fall is the season to try out a slick new suit.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Camo Goes High Fashion for Fall]]> Fri, 21 Sep 2012 07:29:27 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/camofall12thumbnail.jpg Camo may be the preferred garb of "wabbit season," but the busy green print got a makeover for Fall 2012.

Photo Credit: Net-a-Porter/Farfetch/MyTheresa]]>
<![CDATA[5 Ways to Go Baroque This Fall]]> Tue, 18 Sep 2012 08:45:08 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/baroquehowthumb.jpg Fall's baroque trend may feel inaccessibly luxe, but the look is a perfect way to add a dash of regal appeal to your everyday wardrobe.

Photo Credit: Polyvore]]>
<![CDATA[It Girl: Garance Doré]]> Thu, 20 Sep 2012 03:28:07 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/garance143004024thumbnail.jpg French blogger, photographer and fashion illustrator Garance Doré has earned a dedicated following for her understated take on all things a la mode.

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<![CDATA[Head-to-Toe Spring Accessory Round-Up]]> Fri, 21 Sep 2012 14:31:58 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/jeremy-scott-2.jpg From headwraps to earrings, check out the funkiest new accessories from the latest New York Fashion Week collections.

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<![CDATA[Get Back-to-School Cool Under $100]]> Mon, 17 Sep 2012 12:33:42 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/196*120/backtoschool_ofakind1.jpg Back-to-school season may induce midterm-related anxiety, but it also means statement-making notebooks, funky new pencils and cute accessories.

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<![CDATA[The Best of Spring Beauty at New York Fashion Week]]> Tue, 18 Sep 2012 03:40:21 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/top+beauty+trends.jpg Not only does Fashion Week offer a glimpse at what we'll be wearing in six months, it's also a chance to peep to newest beauty and hair trends]]> <![CDATA[The Top 7 Spring Trends]]> Mon, 17 Sep 2012 03:30:10 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/spring13trendsthumbnail.jpg Bermuda shorts, techie textures and mixed-media pieces were in abundant supply at New York Fashion Week.

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<![CDATA[Ralph Lauren Tries Spanish Spice for Spring]]> Mon, 17 Sep 2012 03:36:05 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/ralphspring2013thumb.jpg Ralph Lauren looked to Spain for Spring '13 with a collection that seemed to take inspiration from Spanish matadors in a palette of teal, tomato red and black.

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<![CDATA[Calvin Klein's Sophisticated Pin-Up Girls]]> Mon, 17 Sep 2012 12:35:00 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/calvinkleinspring13thumb.jpg Francisco Costa put a sophisticated spin on the pin up, looking to ladies like Carolyn Bessette Kennedy and Carsten Nicolai.

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<![CDATA[A Look At Decades of Macy's Glamorama]]> Thu, 13 Sep 2012 13:50:38 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*126/PP83_Sweaters.jpg Macy's Passport Presents Glamorama 2012 will mark the 30th year of the annual night of fashion and fun while raising AIDS/HIV awareness and funds for local beneficiaries that also work for the cause. Here is a look at collections of the past at Macy's.]]> <![CDATA[Proenza Inspired by Tumblr]]> Thu, 13 Sep 2012 08:33:13 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/proenzaspring13thumbnail.jpg Digital prints, perforated leather and patchwork were just a few of the techniques that Proenza played with for Spring '13.

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<![CDATA[Michael Kors Offers Stripes and the '60s]]> Thu, 13 Sep 2012 09:21:51 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/korsspring13thumbnail.jpg This season, Michael Kors abandoned the luxe ski lodge of Fall '12 in favor of preppy rugby stripes and nods to '60s mod.

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<![CDATA[Macy's Glamorama, a Night of Fashion and Music]]> Thu, 04 Oct 2012 11:46:32 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*126/PP83_Sweaters.jpg

It's that time of year again for a night filled with gorgeousness and glam. 

If you haven't heard, it's time you did. 

The annual tradition and most fashionable philanthropic night is celebrating 30 years this Friday.

Macy's Passport Presents Glamorama is a year's worth of planning that comes to fruition

For anyone with a need to indulge in their urge need to make a difference.  For anyone who volunteers or works at charitable organizations.  For all the music lovers and fashionistas that absolutely adore getting fancy for a weekend night out on the town.  Macy's Passport Presents Glamorama is definitely the night for you.

Macy's Passport Presents Glamorama is celebrating their 30th year of a very fashionable and happening philanthropic night in San Francisco's Orpheum Theatre this Friday, September 14th.  "The British Invasion: The Music Then. The Fashion Now!" is this year's theme and it has a show in store for the audience. 

"2012 marks the 50th anniversary of the Beatles and the Rolling Stones. We [Macy's] wanted to celebrate and pay homage to these iconic bands that changed pop music as well as inspired culture around the world," says Mike Gansmoe, Macy's Vice President of Special Productions.  Gansmoe is producer of this annual night of fashion, dance, music, and technology that is all for a charitable cause. 

Macy's Passport Presents Glamorama has been working with San Francisco beneficiaries The AIDS Emergency Fund (AEF), Project Open Hand, and GLIDE Foundation that each work to serve San Francisco and other Bay Area counties. 

The AEF has worked with over 2,500 San Franciscans to maintain housing and utility services, make medical co-payments, and assists with other expenses while people battling with HIV and AIDS are too sick to go to work.

Project Open Hand offers people in San Francisco and Alameda County programs in nutrition counseling for people with HIV and AIDS, nutrition education for people over 60, and meal service for homebound and critically ill people under 60.

GLIDE Foundation, located in the infamous San Francisco Tenderloin neighborhood, has been serving the poor and disenfranchised for 45 years. Offering meals, a medical clinic, and affordable housing, GLIDE has helped thousands of people get back on their feet. 

These are all outstanding organizations worth supporting, and going to a night with a runway show of the newest Macy's collections is a memorable way of doing it.  Fall fashion collections by Calvin Klein, Bar III, Material Girl, Sean Jean, Diesel, Rachel Roy, Tommy Hilfiger, and an exclusive Nicole Richie for Impulse will be on this year's runway.  Nicole Richie being the newest line at the annual show, Gansmoe explains that "Nicole is our newest Macy's star and she is an incredible designer. Our partnership was a natural choice to bring her artistry to our sales floor."

If helping local beneficiaries and seeing the latest collections is not incentive enough to attend the show, the internationally known musical performer Robin Thicke will be starring at this years show at the Orpheum Theatre.  The musical duo Karmin will also be performing this Friday, as well as Macy's iHeartRadio Rising Star Winners - Megan and Liz.

"Our goal is to create a fun evening of fashion, dance, music, and an over-the-top after party during which we raise awareness for the HIV/AIDS epidemic while raising much needed funding for our incredible beneficiaries - GLIDE, AEF and Project Open Hand," explains Gansmoe.

Mike Gansmoe is the overseer of all show production aspects.  "We're blessed to have an amazing and talented team at Macy's as well as some of the best touring production professionals in the country.  It takes a village to put on an event of this size and this team does it very well."
It's a production that's taken a year of planning, is high energy, thrilling, and definitely an experience you want.

For ticket and show information, visit Macy's website.

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