Lip Service: Dionique Designer Celebration

Lip Service: Dionique Designer Celebration

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Dionique Designer Celebration 

 August 1, 2015 6-10PM

M. RICH BUILDING, 115 Martin Luther Kind Jr. Dr, Atlanta, GA 30303

Prepare for a night of fabulousness as Dionique Designs rolls out the red carpet for it’s first solo fashion show!
 Dionique is a city chic women’s line created by designer Jasmine Jones. The show, hosted by Epic Recording artist Curtis Fields, will display Miss Jones’ talent in an array of different styles, including swimwear and her Fall/Winter 2015 collection. The evening will be filled with fashion, food, live performances and more!
Click here for tickets before it’s sold out!!
Dress Code
Fashionable socialite
No jeans
No sneakers (fashion sneakers ok)
Entry 18yrs+

Blondie’s Spotlight: Lamont Rudolph

Blondie’s Spotlight: Lamont Rudolph

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Designer, Entrepreneur

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Lamont Rudolph

Or  The Mvdd Hvtter as he’s known on instagram, a title he truthfully boasts. I’ve followed the Atlanta native and have been in awe of his designs for the past two years so you can only imagine how excited I was when he agreed to chat with your favorite lipstick loving blonde! I caught up with him at The Green Room, a creative space in downtown Atlanta that houses everything from screen printing, video editing, painting, tattooing and more!

His tag line is “Follow the Buck”, here’s why you should too


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He even hooked me up with the custom denim Roofless cap!! I couldn’t stop gushing over it!!

Find more of Lamont’s work & follow him on IG @TheMvddHvtter

Contact him at LamontRudolph642@gmail.com

Blondie’s Spotlight

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contributed by Kimberly Gilkes

Looking for new talent I came across a clothing line created by a former classmate of mine. A-List Clothing is about to take ATL by storm! I love the catchy phrases and the fact that you can get any shirt customized to go with any outfit. A-List Clothing is for anyone tired of following the fashion trends and ready to be an individual. Luckily, I was able to chat with the man who started it all. Here’s the inside scoop on A-List Clothing:

Blondie’s Lipstick: What is A-List Clothing?

A-List Clothing: A-List stands for being the superior in any form. A-List Clothing is a brand that displays creativity, individuality, and style for any look.

 

BL: What inspired you to style your way into the fashion industry?

ALC: I always wanted to be different in style whether it was retro or a current trend. Never wanted clothing that was in everyone’s arm reach, therefore I would search for underground brands or items that couldn’t be purchased at your local mall. It appeased me for a brief amount of time until I decided that the only way I will be completely satisfied with my attire would be for me to create and design my own clothes, in which A-List Clothing was created.

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BL: Where are your quotes generated from?

ALC: They are sayings that come to mind when I’m traveling, reading, and paying close attention to fashion, and with daily life experiences.

 

BL: Is the clothing available for everyone or a specific target group?

ALC: The clothing is designed and available for everyone men, women, and kids.

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BL: Do you run the business on your own or is it run collectively by a group of individuals?

ALC: Currently I run the business myself from designing to marketing.

 

BL:  Where do you see your clothing line in 5 years?

ALC: I see my clothing line being accessible to everyone, not only in the United States but worldwide in the next 5 years.

 

BL: What uniqueness do you believe your fashion line embodies?

ALC: It shows how you can be daring and different at the same time. It presents urban but yet classy style as well for any individual.

 

BL: How does the Atlanta area influence A-List Clothing?

ALC: Atlanta brings people of all interest from models, shoe collectors, fashion enthusiast, urban stylist, and people in the music industry.

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BL: Can the shirts be customized?

ALC: Yes, the shirts can be customized from the design down to the color.

 

BL: What other areas of fashion are you into?

ALC: I’m into in to hairstyles, costume, and cosmetics that link to high end and urban fashion.

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BL: How can our readers contact you for more information about A-List Clothing and customization?

ALC: By e-mailing me at alist_06@yahoo.com with any inquires and http://www.flickr.com/photos/a-listclothing/  for pictures of current and upcoming designs.

 

BL: What else would you like our readers to know you and/or your brand?   

ALC: That A-List Clothing is in business to have people with apparel that is unlike any other brand from colors combinations to match any shoe/heels to being able to have all the input and customize your own masterpiece. All this is in place by putting customers first and being knowledgeable about past and current events. 

 

Find out more about A-List Clothing here

http://www.flickr.com/photos/a-listclothing/

Instagram: alist_clothing

Instagram: ironman_06

Facebook: Cliff A List

Twitter: Mr.GT

Stanford Row: Dame & Maiden

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contributed by Stanford Row

This week we’re talking to Sarah Beale. Creator of made to measure clothes with here label Dame & Maiden
http://www.dameandmaiden.73a.stanfordrow.com
Hello Sarah, thanks for agreeing to be interviewed and for playing our dress up dilemma game. It’s always nice to know where someone comes from so our first question as always is, What were you called as a child?
Sarah:  ha ha, I’ve had a lot of nicknames in my life…but the main one my parents called me as a child was bird.. at some times my dad still calls me this 😀
US:  Dad’s eh, that’s lovely, so without being to nosey how old are you (really:)
Sarah:  (she didn’t blink once) 31US:  You look fantastic, so when did you first know you wanted to design/sew/create?

Sarah: “that’s an easy one, about halfway though college. Stores in Ames Iowa just weren’t cutting it for me.US:US: So who inspired you and how?

Sarah: “Yeah, I was inspired by vintage clothing and the idea of making whatever I could come up with in my head and something that no one else would have”.
US: So you’re a head person, Tell us about the space you work in and why did you choose there?
Sarah: “I work full time in a studio in my house. I have thought about opening a shop in Des Moines where I live, but I absolutely love being home working. My space has plenty of light and windows and it makes me feel like I’m outside and not cooped up inside all day. My husband and I are looking for a bigger house so I can expand my workspace and maybe have a small showroom attached”.
US:  So we’re jealous now.  Ok, so now the dilemma. You’ve just got a call from a major personality, they’ve got to leave for a special event in 15 minutes and they want you to dress them. Who would be the personality you’d most like to get that call from?Sarah: “That’s easy, in my ideal world it would be Erin Watson! I love her style and used to see her from time to time in my neighbourhood when I  lived in LA. She is amazing and effortlessly cool.”

US:  Alrighty then, you know the game. You only have three items to work with. Firstly, one of your items, secondly, a classic item – you decide what makes it a classic –and thirdly (in your opinion) the next Big Thing. Let’s start with an item from your range to start with and why?

Sarah: “the reason I chose this item for Erin is it’s all about length, long lines and smooth flowing movement. That’s Erin in my mind’.

US: Great, so what’s classic item to match Erin and your maxi with and why?
Sarah: ” well it may seem  bit obvious to some but then again, no. I would choose a classic motorcycle jacket to pair with this dress. It’s the whole ‘boyfriend’ look that gets me, young love, hope. It only works this way round though. If my husband asked to wear one of my dresses when we go riding together, well you know what I mean”.
US: yeah, that way round loses something. Well so far you have Erin in your off the shoulder maxi dress and a classic leather bike jacket, what’s the next big thing you’re going to finish her look off with?
Sarah: “ah, well I couldn’t do this myself but I would if I could. The final touch for Erin and in my opinion the next Big Thing  would have to be short punky hair.”
US: Fabulous, we’ll tweet her your look. So before we go, just one last thing. What’s the best tip or trick you ever learnt?
Sarah: How to load on mascara without it looking like I loaded it on.. Love 60s lashes and I’m addicted to mascara!
‘Excellent, thank you Sarah, it’s been an absolute pleasure  hearing about your world.Visit Dame & Maiden’s on Stanford Row

www.dameandmaiden.73a.stanfordrow.com

On The Scene: #HRCG 3yr Anniversary

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Congratulations to the Honor Roll guys for 3 years in the game!!!

An accomplishment deserves a celebration & if it’s one thing Honor Roll Clothing Group knows how to do, it’s celebrate!! I hit up their anniversary bbq and release event to network, snap some pics & of course SHOP!!

I met so many cool people & had fun catching up with the old ones!

There’s even more pics where that came from! Click here & don’t forget to tag yourselves!

Isabel Marant For H&M Is Coming!!!

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No, You’re Not Still Sleeping And Dreaming: Isabel Marant For H&M Is Happening!

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Mark your calendars now. Isabel Marant will release her one-off designer collection for H&M on November 14th, 2013. This collaboration will include must-have clothes and accessories for women and teens, as well as Marant’s first ever collection for men. For the collaboration, the Parisian native promises nothing less then her signature urban and boho inspired designs, with a rock ‘n’ roll edge of course. Marant’s line continues to grow in popularity each season, becoming a go-to brand for trendsetters and celebrities. She is single-handedly responsible for starting the wedge sneaker trend. It’s no wonder mass retailer powerhouse H&M took notice of her influential designs.

Marant said is a statement from H&M “I am flattered by this collaboration. H&M works with the best designers, and this invitation is an exciting honor. I aim at creating something real – something women want to wear in their everyday lives – with a certain carefree style. I think this is very Parisian: You dress up, but don’t pay too much attention to it, and you still look sexy. The collection is infused with this kind of easiness and attitude. Everything can be combined following one’s own instincts, and my take on fashion is all about personality,”  So, I guess this is really happening.

But actually could we BE anymore excited?! Watch this vid of the Parisian designer discussing her inspirations for the line now:


While you wait for November 14 to arrive, click through the slideshow to score some dirt cheap Isabel Marant now!

 

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Sale Sale Sale!!!!

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Net-A-Porter’s Annual Sale Is ON! 40% Off Tory Burch, Marc Jacobs, More.

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Designers must HATE this!

Net-A-Porter doesn’t have sales often–but when they do, they majorly mark down designers–even ones that rarely go on sale. Their Semi-Annual Sale just went live, and includes 40% off Tory BurchMillyRag & BoneAlexander McQueenJimmy ChooMarc by Marc JacobsCharlotte OlympiaMichael Kors and more.

Editors’ picks: these Pierre Hardy colorblock sandals ($477, down from $795), this Mulberry yellow bag ($1,155, down from $1,650), these TOM BINNS pastel crystal earrings ($273, down from $390), this Thakoon Addition Brushed-chambray playsuit ($294, down from $490) and this MAJE jersey dress ($224, down from $320). Click below to get shopping!

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Oh, and have you seen Nordstrom’s Half Yearly Sale? It’s the most wonderful time of the year…

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Target’s Big Announcement

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FIRST LOOK: Target Collaborating With Phillip Lim For Fall!

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Target just announced their latest collaboration… with designer Phillip Lim! And while some of their more recent collabs have received a lukewarm response from customers and editors alike, Lim’s legitimacy within the fashion world has everyone riled up. As Racked pointed out this morning, the line ”revives collab excitement,” after a downward trend in the public’s interest in high-low collections.

According Target’s blog, 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target will include 100+ pieces ranging from bags to shoes to travel accessories and men’s and women’s apparel. The limited edition collection will hit Target stores and online September 15th, and is priced $19.99-$299.99 – “with most items under $49.99.” Oh happy day!

For a sneak peek of the collection, watch Target’s teaser video here:

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For more collaborations news, check out Matthew Williamson x BenefitNike x Liberty London (they’re customizable!), and Kirna Zabete x Nine West.

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Abercrombie & Fitch Should Be Ashamed

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5 Reasons We Won’t Be Shopping At Abercrombie & Fitch Anytime Soon

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Abercrombie & Fitch and it’s outrageous CEO Mike Jeffries are no strangers to controversy. Shirtless salesmen aside, this is the company that openly owns up to the fact that they’ll only hire attractive people and that sells padded push-up bikinis for toddlers. Grossed out yet? Oh wait, it gets worse.

I just finished reading this article over on Elite Daily and it turns out Mike Jeffries is even douchier than previously imagined (if that’s even possible). If you’ve ever shopped in an Abercrombie & Fitch store and wondered, “Hmm, why can’t I get this shirt in an XL?” there’s a reason. Jeffries doesn’t want fat people wearing Abercrombie & Fitch. No, really. We’re not just making this up.

According to an interview Jeffries did with author Robin Lewis for her new book, an official ban on fat people is actually part of Abercrombie’s business model:

“He [Jeffries] doesn’t want larger people shopping in his store, he wants thin and beautiful people,” Lewis says. “He doesn’t want his core customers to see people who aren’t as hot as them wearing his clothing. People who wear his clothing should feel like they’re one of the ‘cool kids.’”

Ironically, the store does offer sizes XL and XXL for men, but only to accommodate “large athletes.”

Completely disgusted yet? Oh wait, it gets better, err worse. Click through the slideshow for even more reasons we won’t be supporting Abercrombie or its batshit nuts CEO.

And when you’re done, let us know if you think Jeffries is perfectly justified in running this business the way he wants or if you’d have some choice words for his a$$.

In other newsMatthew Willamson teamed up with Benefit and you can customize Nike x Liberty of London sneakers.

[Photo: Splash News]

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Bad News for Target?

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Only 3 Items From The Kate Young x Target Collection Are Sold Out–Bad Sign?

Kate Young For Target

I’ve been lusting after the Kate Young for Target collection ever since the lookbook hit last month. Well, the collection finally arrived yesterday and it has me wishing I could go to prom all over again (something I thought I’d never say). The celebrity stylist’s collection features formal dresses and separates that look expensive, but won’t break your budget. The apparel ranges in price from $29.99 to $89.99, and jewelry, handbags and shoes from $14.99 to $49.99.

But it looks like I may be one of the few people with a long Kate Young x Target shopping list. As of 1pm EST Monday afternoon, only three of the Kate Young x Target clothing items were sold out online and all of the shoes and handbags are still available.  That’s pretty surprising considering Target collections have a history of selling out. What do you think of line? Not as good as Target collabs in the past? Share your thoughts in the comments.

Need another look before you weigh in? Click through the slideshow to see (and shop!) our 10 favorite Kate Young x Target looks.

SHOP KATE YOUNG FOR TARGET NOW

For more fashion news, check out Michael Kors new beauty linethe new clothing by Keds and get a first look at Rihanna’s lipstick for MAC.

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