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Posted by on Dec 10, 2014 in Fashion |

What are you wearing NYE? Hanes Hosiery to the rescue

New Year’s Eve – a.k.a. the last opportunity for a fashion moment and the first opportunity to set your stylish standards for 2015- is right around the corner and Hanes Hosiery is excited to share this special night with you. So whether you are gearing up for the best party of the year or a quiet evening in, it is time for you to show off those legs!

Hanes Silk Reflections give women the power to showcase her assets, personality, and fashion with a number of prints and shades, and they are the perfect complement to any New Year’s outfit. Scintillating sheers and exceptional textures – what else can a woman want?

  • Hanes Silk Reflections has something for everyone, notably the Embellished Back Seam that adds a fun twist to your everyday tights, and elongates and slims your legs inspiring total sheer envy. Pair it with a sexy LBD and you’ve got a statement look.
  • Shimmer tights offer soft, sensual wearing comfort and glam-up every look- toughen up the look with leather this holiday season!
  • The Hanes Silk Reflections Square Dot are playful yet sophisticated and the soft seamless fabrication provides all day comfort. A flirty dress makes the perfect girly look!
  • Silk Reflections Ultra-Sheer High Waist Control Top gives you a stunningly smooth silhouette and confidence with run-resistant technology- so be bold and go with sequins on this special night!
  • Feel like making more of a statement? The Chevron and Animal Print patterns elevate a more simpler skirt or dress with an unexpected twist!

Hanes Silk Reflections sheers make you sparkle even if you’re not wearing sequins and they’re the perfect accessories for a grand entrance. Luckily, this high quality hosiery can be repurposed throughout the year and is cost-efficient, just stop by your local drug or convenience store. Hanes Silk Reflections, a Fashion must-have for the New Year and the new you.

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Posted by on Nov 27, 2014 in Beauty, events, Fashion |

Neiman Marcus Chicago: Black Friday Deals

Here are the great Black Friday details from Neiman Marcus!


  • From 8 AM ’TIL NOON FRIDAY only, save up to 60% off regular prices when you take an extra 33% off already reduced items. The rest of that day, save up to 50% off regular prices when you take an extra 20% off already reduced items.
  • FRIDAY at NM STORES, get a $50 GIFT CARD toward your next regular-priced purchase of one item in women’s apparel, shoe salon, designer handbags, and jewelry, and The Man’s Store when you spend $100 anywhere in the store.
  • SATURDAY, November 29 only, receive a set of FOUR WINEGLASSES with your $150 purchase anywhere in the store. Then, toast all your savings! now offers Buy Online, Pick Up in a Neiman Marcus Store. Eligible items are noted on the checkout page when you select the shipping option. Go to for all the details.

Shop starting at 8am Friday for the best selection and savings – plus a Gift Card!

Sale is November 28 and 29, 2014. 20% off and 33% off already reduced prices offers valid November 28, 2014 only. Selected categories and merchandise. Total savings off regular prices; interim markdowns may have been taken; no adjustments for prior purchases. $50 Gift Card offer valid at NM stores only November 28, 2014; Gift Card expires December 6, 2014. One set of wineglasses per customer, while supplies last, November 29, 2014 only. Sale will vary at Merchandise at Last Call online and stores not included. Other exclusions may apply; see your sales associate or for details.

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Posted by on Oct 27, 2014 in Beauty, events, Fashion |

Last Class for 2014 – Crystal Culture, Bling It On! Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE/ILLINOIS/INDIANA – last class for 2014

*Please share* for nail techs looking to get experienced in Swarovski crystal work, perfect their form and learn new artwork, and marketing/retail skills

To reserve your spot please confirm attendance and make your payment at this link.

Professional Nail Techs (please share):

Have you experienced frustration in making your crystals stay, or look right, in your nail designs?

Have you been confused in how to incorporate quick, but attractive designs into your salon appointments?

Do you need help in understanding the right price points for your design and crystal work?

This is the class for you.

Come perfect your application and learn:

Form and application! – large crystals, down to ss3
Nail art! – both free form and pre-designed kits
Retailing! – how to price point correctly and market

In addition, you will become certified by Swarovski Crystal Culture. You will receive genuine Swarovski nail kits and tools and training to expertly create this high end nail art. Crystal Culture certification is given at the end of your session.

Your class will be taught by Crystal Culture Stylist Hillary Fry: Fashion Week veteran, award winning nail artist and frequent contributor as nail/beauty expert.

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Posted by on Sep 29, 2014 in Fashion |

Meet the Stars of The Style Games™ Philly Fundraiser

Tech, Fashion and Sports Merge for a unique charity experience #TheStyleGames

The Style Games™, created by Destined for Success Management (D4SM) in conjunction with Jen Abrams Style, is a hybrid competition experience for sports and fashion enthusiasts. During the unique event, Eagles’ players from both the offense and defense will face-off in a series of fashion challenges judged by an All-Star fashion and style panel. Check out which of your favorite Philadelphia Eagles will be competing this Thursday night, October 2nd. Who says fashion isn’t a sport, Eagles are you ready to compete!

Cocktails, shopping and more!

You’ll enjoy cocktails, appetizers, mingling with players, autograph signings, and of course — shopping! Each guest will receive a $50 Saks Fifth Avenue gift card. Saks associates will be on hand to share style tips and discuss the season’s trends. The evening will also include an auction for a 5-night, luxury residential package provided by G2G Collections, valued at $7500.

This event is 21+. Advance ticket purchase is required. Tickets will not be sold at the door. For additional information, contact Eddie Rhodman, Destined for Success Management,

Brad Smith’s True Foundation 

The True Foundation works to promote education, discipline, and organized activity for youth in the community. Boys and girls throughout the greater Youngstown area and beyond are able to learn new skills, work on properly performing known skills, and work to carry out organized instructions.

Thursday, October 2, 2014 from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Men’s Store at Saks Fifth Avenue, 2 Bala Plaza, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004

Offense: #16 Brad Smith, Team Captain – #2 Matt Barkley, QB – #79 Todd Herremans, G -#43 Darren Sproles, RB Follow @MattBarkley @ToddHerremans @DarrenSproles


Defense: #22 Brandon Boykin, CB – #27 Malcolm Jenkins, S – #26 Cary Williams, CB
Follow @BrandonBoykin2 @MalcomJenkins @CaryWilliams26

Additional players in attendance: Brent Celek, Connor Barwin, Zach Ertz, Nate Allen, Earl Wolff, Vinny Curry, Bennie Logan, Chris Maragos, Emmanuel Acho and Marcus Smith

Presenting Sponsor: Saks Fifth Avenue, Bala Cynwyd
with additional support provided by: D4SM, Jen Abrams Style, Uber Philly, Magellan Jets, Martenero Watches, G2G Collection, Flat Iron Philly, Korbel Champagne.

Advance ticket purchase is required as no tickets will be available at the door. This event is 21+. To purchase tickets for this event, please visit Eventbrite.

Social Media @RealBradSmith @Saks @D4SM @RealStyleGames @Eagles

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Posted by on Aug 23, 2014 in Fashion, Lifestyle, Nails |

Swarovski Bling for a Cause Ribbons for September and October

Design by Gina Silvestro

Crystal Culture, the Swarovski backed international nail design team, has just released a limited edition of crystal sets called “Bling for a Cause.” Four designs in total, the low-profile, authentic crystals come two to a kit and can be applied by a manicurist in salon for the longest lasting wear (4-6 weeks) or for the DIYer can be done at home. Beautiful and meaningful! Each design can be saved to be used again and again.


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I’m personally very excited about these kits and how quickly Crystal Culture responded to the requests. I’m looking forward to teal nails, myself! Nail professionals, if you would like to add these to your service menus, please contact me for that pricing. Bling it on!

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Posted by on Apr 10, 2014 in Fashion, Lifestyle |

April Events: Neiman Marcus Chicago

New Eileen Fisher and M Missoni shops open

April 11                Nancy Gonzalez Trunk show and Personal  Appearance
Meet handbag designer as she showcases her spring handbag collection. Her modern designs, inspired by classical elements, feature exotic skins along with rare and unique
materials in a wide array of colors. Each piece is handcrafted in Colombia by local artisans.  
2 to 4 pm
Designer Handbags – First Floor
For more information, please call (312)694-4024

April 11 and 12        Coomi Trunk Show
                10 am to 5 pm
                Precious Jewels Salon – First Floor                
                For more information, please call (312)642-5900 ext. 2224

April 12                Hanky Panky Customization Event
Personalize your Hanky Panky intimate apparel collection with crystal initials free of charge with your purchase.
10 am to 5 pm
Intimate Apparel – Third Floor  
For more information, please call (312)694-4017        

April 22 & 23        Brunello Cucinelli Fall Trunk Show
View the fall collection from this Italian design house known for their luxuriously relaxed style.
                10 am to 4 pm
                Second Floor – Designer Sportswear
                For more information, please call (3120642-5900 ext. 2050

April 26                Stefano Ricci Trunk Show
                Men’s Accessories
                10 am to 5 pm
                For more information, please call (312)694-4031

Designer Jewelry Trunk Shows                
We have assembled an exciting array of trunk shows in our newly remodeled jewelry area.  Join us as we present some of jewelry hottest designer collections and creations.  
The trunk Show hours are 10 am to 6 pm.  For more information on the collections,  please call (312)642-5900 ext.  2110

April 3                Steven Lagos Trunk Show
                        Steven is known for his classic signature style of innovative two tone creations.

April 4                Catherine Angiel Trunk Show and Personal Appearance
Catherine brings her collection straight from LA but her edgy, chic designs are perfect for Chicago fashion style.


April 5                Sharon Meyer Trunk Show and Personal Appearance
                        Sharon’s “wearable art” fuses color with style.
April 9                Mizuki Trunk Show
                        View the collection of sleek, sophisticated and graceful designs.

April 10        David Yurman Trunk Show
                        The Yurman collection continues to evolve with many new designs.  Check out the latest in the beautiful new instore shop.


April 11        Ippolita Trunk Show
                        NM offers the most extensive collection of Ippolita in the new specialty boutique.


April 12        Gurhan Trunk Show
                        View Gurhan’s signature style of using mixed metals.        

April 26        Jennifer Zeuner Trunk Show
                        Here is an image of Jennifer’s popular Hamsa necklace
April 30        Amedeo Trunk Show
                        Award winning jewelry designer Amedeo Scognamiglio offers a trendy take on the classic cameo with new hand-carved pieces made from alternative materials                


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