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Net-a-Porter owned, designer discount e-tailer The OUTNET launches its first iPhone app on June 2.
LA-based boutique Des Kohan launched journalist Julia Chaplin's latest endeavor last week, a dress collection called Gypset.
Anya Hindmarch is spending the summer in St. Barth's. The handbag designer has partnered with renowned resort Le Sereno to create a collection of travel accessories available exclusively to hotel guests.
Pamela Love celebrated the launch of her jewelry brand's new Web site this week with a cocktail party at Mister H at the Mondrian Soho.
Tumblr, the lastest go-to social medium for the fashion industry, might have some competition. Taking the term "interactive" a step further than some of its contemporaries on the Web, Vera Wang unveiled new features on its blog Vera Unveiled via digital sharing solution Meebo that allows users to chat in real time and more easily share digital content. This means that fans can congregate on the brand's Web site and discuss Wang's latest bridal, ready-to-wear collections, and more.
May 25, 2011 10:36 AM

Fashion, Media

Adam Loves Bloggers

Adam Lippes played charming host to a slew of bloggers at his Meatpacking District store Tuesday night. The designer invited bloggers from Fashionista, The Clothes Whisperer, Man Repeller, My Style Pill, Milk + Mode, FabSugar and more to visit his store and get outfitted in a look from the summer collection.
Edit New York, the Upper East Side boutique carrying an "edited" selection of contemporary and designer brands since opening in 2007, is kicking off "Dressed and Undressed: Women in Art", a two part lecture series with Cynthia Nachmani today.
Anthropologie is the latest brand to take its vision to Tumblr.

Urban Outfitters' bohemian older sister launches Etymologie today, named in honor of what the brand calls it's "appreciation of the power of words and value of expression."
Fitness trends come and go in New York like restaurants. First it was yoga and pilates studios, then the Kelly Ripa-approved, Lotte Berk-inspired barre classes like Physique 57 and Core Fusion, and now the latest fitness craze -- spinning at boutique cycling studios like Flywheel and SoulCycle.
The online shopping marketplace has redesigned its Web site with a new look slated to launch on June 1.
Nili Lotan is the latest designer to partner with J.Crew on the brand's "In Good Company" initiative. The Israeli-born designer joins Barbour, Saint James, Thomas Mason, MiH Jeans, Timex, Ray-Ban and Essie (to name only a few) retailing on J.Crew's Web site and at five of the brand's flagship stores.
On Friday, FEED Projects launched a shop-in-shop at both locations of New York's Little Cupcake Bakeshop.  The shop features select merchandise for sale, including T-shirts and tote bags (with a round, red circle on one side and the words "FEED JAPAN" stenciled on the other), with a portion of all sales going directly to disaster relief efforts.
Urban Decay knows what a bride -- or a bridesmaid -- wants.
Tibi is counting on a bit of man-repelling charm to kick off its latest endeavor. The brand is partnering with blogger Leandra Medine, of the style blog "The Man Repeller," to give the windows at Bloomingdale's a makeover that is sure to keep males at a distance -- that is, after all, Medine¹s modus operandi.
For its 4th annual gala, Art Rocks! is doing something a little unexpected. In hopes of breaking the barrier between art and media, the fundraiser, which will take place at the Bowery Hotel on Thursday May 12th, will feature a strictly digital art show.
Kova&T is getting back to basics, or classics -- as the brand is calling it. The L.A.-based label is getting back to what originally inspired design duo Christina Tang and Dasha Zhukova -- "functionality and ease with an edge."
KRELwear, Karell Levy's nomadic knitwear line-slash-conceptual art project, is back in New York this weekend for the New Museum's inaugural Festival of Ideas, a downtown cultural extravaganza.
It's safe to say that hats -- currently buzzing because of their prominent visibility in the Royal Wedding -- are making a comeback.
Looks like 7 For All Mankind has been anticipating the warm weather as much as we have. The trend-setting denim brand debuted Hot Weather Must Haves -- a short film highlighting the season's hottest styles -- and a trivia contest to go with it on Facebook this week.
Juicy Couture announced today that it is joining the scores of social media savvy lines taking to Tumblr to connect with their customer.
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