I’m so excited to share that My Play FURLA is now here and better than expected! The Italian high quality handbag and leather goods brand understands that fashion and options go hand-in-hand, so using interchangeable flaps and snap closures to swap out your handbag’s look is a no-brainer. The My Play FURLA program allows the classic Metropolis bag ($298 for a solid color) to be customized by swapping out its flaps (sold separately; $98-$178 each) that come studded, printed, embossed, and glittered to add more versatility to your look. My Play FURLA is available at FURLA boutiques nationwide and online at US.Furla.com.
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June 16, 2016
There’s no denying that the old, imperfect, interior objects of yore are certainly having a moment. Paint-stripped cabinets, semi-rusty cannisters, and vintage lighting solutions are the look de rigueur, which you should expect to see a plethora of in-stores now. I once again traveled to the High Point Market in High Point, North Carolina, known as the largest home furnishings industry trade show in the world, to get the scoop on the most important trends for this industry, and saw heaps of both vintage and new but aesthetically retro objets de art for the spring 2016 season. Petrified wood has found its way into everything from lamp bases to tables, stools, and freestanding works of art, while the “it” exoskeleton to hang in your home as decor is that of a turtle shell – who knew?
The turn of the 19th century is alive and well, popular in all categories, along with global remnants from the far east, be it a tattered rug, carved horse head bookends, or teak window treatments. The most visible decade trending in the market is the 1950s; the “mid-century” look is sticking around for at least a few more seasons, evident in its color palette, modest furniture silhouettes, and space-age adornments. Succulents are also an integral part of interior design flora, with dozens of planter options spotted at the market, including some that sprout of of a table or eclectically hang on the wall.
See the slideshow above for nine examples of hot ticket items at the market in the home furnishings and décor categories for this 2016 season.
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June 15, 2016
An old, grubby tshirt? No. Blown out sweatpants? Noo. Ripped and revealing muscle tees? Nooo. Late ’90s swishy pants or basketball shorts? Noooo! Guys: even though you may just be at the gym working out, have a little more self-respect than your old gear that you would otherwise never wear in public. Donate that stuff, and opt for items with advanced technology and style that dry, cool, and fit like a glove. I know the odds may be against you, since there aren’t that many affordable brands making strides in this category, especially without splashing their logos and labels all over the place, but here’s one that fits the bill: MSX by Michael Strahan.
The former New York Giants pro football star can empathize, spending an ample amount of time during his career working out, but also needing to transition to life outside of the gym. The tightly-edited lineup of shirts, jackets, shorts and pants in the collection feature high styling in versatile (read: largely neutral) colors that feature Quick-Dri technology and no-chafe seams, auto-lock zippers, UV protection, reflective strips, and all washable and capable of being layered for season-less appeal. Even if working out isn’t the #1 priority but garments with good stretch and give are (or just generally looking “athleisurely”), the short sleeve Polo, tech knit bomber jacket and stretch knit chino pants are sleek enough to be your new office go-tos.
Sizes range for shirts from small to XXL, waist sizes from 30-42, with big and tall sizing also available. Original pricing is $26-$75, with items currently on sale form $14.99-$44.99. MSX by Michael Strahan is available exclusively at JCPenney.
Full Disclosure: Fashion Pulse Daily was given samples of the line for editorial consideration.
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June 14, 2016
Truth be told, I’ve been cutting it VERY close lately with birthdays, holidays, etc, and as much as I love shopping and thoughtfully identifying the most ideal gift…I don’t have much time to spend on it these days. If you’re still in need of a Father’s Day gift, you can still select a delectable one of coffee, that is packaged and delivered for your dad to most definitely enjoy.
White Tale Coffee is a great go to for a coffee subscription, with a sampler pack that encloses cards (pictured above) that provide insightful information into the grower’s methods of procuring the delicious beans about to be tasted. Choose from several subscription options, or if you aren’t so committal with it, you can see what dad thinks via a one-time delivery.
Prices range from $18-$22 per delivery, depending on the coffee, bag size, frequency, and customize it even further by grind preference and roast. Subscribers also get free shipping, and I guarantee that dad will feel well taken care-of; you can choose weekly, every other week, or monthly deliveries for him. Who doesn’t love a delivery of aromatic, caffeinated goodness?! (and just in case dad needs to cool it on the caffeine but still loves a java fix, there are some decaf options as well)
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