The Naked Turtle White Rum: Have a Sip, Save a Baby Sea Turtle

We’re continuing our #GivingTuesday coverage with a great way to save the life of a baby Sea Turtle. What’s a more wonderful gift to give, than the gift of life? If you’re looking for more holiday gift ideas that benefit a good cause, keep reading on for a delicious gift idea that is as precious as it is flavorful. This holiday season is the perfect time to #SipNakedSaveTurtles with The Naked Turtle White Rum. With only one in every 1,000 sea turtle hatchlings surviving into adulthood, help these flippered friends make it home for the holidays by gifting the gift that keeps on giving. This wonderfully delicious gift is sure to impress your animal-lover on your list. And if that animal lover on your list is especially obsessed with Sea Turtles or just loves truly adorable animals, the STC (Sea Turtle Conservancy),  the largest and longest-running organization dedicated to the research and conservation of sea turtles, offers a few more gifts ideas that also benefit these adorable sea creatures.

For every bottle of the gluten-free, preservative-free, five-times distilled rum made, a donation is made to the Sea Turtle Conservancy (STC) to save a baby sea turtle.  At just $12.99 for a 750ml bottle, you’ll be able to enjoy a delicious rum and know that you’re helping to save animals. The Naked Turtle White Rum is crafted with quality sugarcane molasses and distilled five times with the pristine waters of the U.S. Virgin Islands. While most rums are aged in oak barrels, The Naked Turtle White Rum never touches the inside of a barrel, resulting in a subtly sweet, crystal clear taste. Plus it’s gluten-free and has no preservatives! This crystal clear rum boasts a nose that’s a heavenly mix of vanilla, custard, brown sugar and light banana. Your palate will love its little hints of vanilla, coconut, and molasses, and it’s sweet, creamy, and smooth finish. As we stated before the STC offers more gifts options to help these adorable animals. You already know that every bottle of The Naked Turtle White Rum you purchase saves a baby sea turtle, and

  • Because of a Case: Save The Sea Turtles Case, $28.00 – 10% of proceeds are donated to the STC
  • Honukini Save The Sea Turtles Collection, $60.00 top, $55.00 bottom – 15% of proceeds are donated to the STC
  • Pura Vida Sea Turtle Bracelet, $15.00 – 10% of proceeds are donated to the STC

Available in 50mL, 375mL, 750mL, 1L, and 1.75L sizes, The Naked Turtle White Rum is available in FL, NC, SC, HI, TX, LA, MA, RI, MD, DE, NJ, NY, DC, and CT.

Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts For The Woman Who Does It All

For some people, gift giving is easy. For others, not so much, especially if you’re trying to find holiday gifts for the woman who does it all. But fear not, we’ve got some amazing and unique products from brands like adidas Sport eyewear, Rumpl, Vifa, Riese & Müller ebikes, Faction Skis, Solo New York, and more. Whether you’re thinking of gifting outdoor gear, casual chic products, or luxury electronics, there are some really unique gifts that won’t disappoint. Whether you’re on a budget or the sky’s the limit, you’ll enjoy giving these gifts for the woman who does it all.

1. State Bicycle Co., The Morgan – $389.00
Give the gift of riding in style. With coaster brakes, fenders, and the beautiful “sky” blue frame with orange accents, you are sure to turn heads on this old school ultra-light cruiser.

2. Solo New York, Varsity Collection, Peak Backpack – $39.99
Help her stay organized and stylish with the Peak Backpack’s edgy lightweight design, equipped with a padded laptop compartment and a quick-access back pocket.

3. Vifa Helsinki Speaker – $449.00
A fashionable, petite Bluetooth speaker from Nordic audio company Vifa. The Helsinki speaker packs a whole lot of sound into a beautiful, eye-catching shape. Available in Dusty Rose, Sandstone Grey, Misty Blue and Willow Green.

4. Mission Workshop – The Torre Wind Pro – $225.00
From Mission Workshop – the pinnacle of technical, performance apparel and bags, comes The Torre: Wind Pro, a tailored woman’s hoodie made from Polartec® Windpro® Hardface®, one of the most advanced knit fabrics ever made. Wind, water and wrinkle resistant, this jacket is built to endure.

5. Rumpl Fleece Puffy Blanket – $149.99
From the camp chair to the cabin, Rumpl’s Fleece Puffy Blanket is so good you might not want to share. One side is the classic weather resistant Nylon and the other is an ultra soft moleskin fleece. With an insulation range of 150g-300g, depending on size, this new roll-up blanket is ideal for the coldest conditions. Available in Deepwater Blue or Iris Purple.

6. adidas Sport eyewear – Beyonder – $99.00+
A versatile frame that features adjustable nose pads and gripped inside temples to ensure a perfect, stable fit. The frame is made of SPX®, a lightweight and durable material exclusive to adidas Sport eyewear. With various colorways and an assortment of lenses to choose from, these new Sport Essentials sunglasses are perfect for the active life.

7. Solo New York, Madison Tote – $69.99
Trendy and functional, this Tote from Solo New York is a great gift that won’t break your budget. Available in black and burgundy.

8. Ridgemont – Monty Lo Sneaker Boot – $85.00
With a fresh twist on 80’s style hiking boots, the Monty Lo will keep your feet happy wherever you go. The high-density rubber lugged sole will give you powerful traction, from slippery rocks by the river to loose gravel on the hiking trail. Whether you are going for a quick morning walk or a long day hike (or just want to look sharp around town), comfort is key, and the Monty Lo provides just that.

9. Riese and Müller – The Load – $6,000.00+
Replace the minivan and make errands a blast with The Load, a full suspension pedal-assist cargo bike that mixes sporty fun with room enough to carry children, dogs, groceries and anything else you might need, up to 200lbs of cargo. The Load is available with DualBattery technology, giving up to a 100-mile range on a single charge. Designed and built by premium eBike maker, Riese & Müller, each Load is custom built to order at the company’s factory outside of Frankfurt, Germany.

What do you think of these holiday gifts for the woman who does it all?

True Religion Releases Two Fall’17 Collections: WHOA & The Great Revolt

For the cooler seasons, fashion denim power brand, True Religion, known for their quality and innovative fits, washes, unique design details and distinctive stitch, released not one, but two Fall/Winter 2017 collections. Well, one is a full collection, and the other, a very large capsule collection; but at 30-pieces, it seems full to us. We had a the opportunity to preview the True Religion WHOA Fall 2017 earlier this year, while The Great Revolt Fall/Winter 2017 capsule collection was recently announced. Check them both out below:

True Religion WHOA

To emphasize on-trend and cool, the stylish collection, which was on display by seated and standing models, the looks fit seamlessly into the eclectic and fashionable style of the attendees. The collection featured a variety of denim fits, silhouettes, washes, and embellishments, including patches, distressed and ripped details. Bomber jackets are seen through the collection for both men and women ranging from classic colors and details, lightweight fabrications, to some a bit more ostentatious. One of our favorites was a bomber jacket with a padded quilt exterior, decorated with gunmetal stud detailing. The fall/winter seasons wouldn’t be fun with out a few leather options. Stylish fall-worthy leather pieces from True Religion also included bomber jackets, as well as hoodies, and joggers.

True Religion THE GREAT REVOLT

To call The Great Revolt a capsule collection is a bit misleading, the 30-piece unisex collection balances a refined street aesthetic with militaristic uniformity. Armed with a lineup of limited edition looks, including an over-sized parka, reversible Sherpa jacket, and a wide leg cargo pant, the collection uses tactical design elements, such as muted color palettes, exaggerated pocket details, and raw edge hems to deliver a modern spin on conventional utilitarian style.  Unlike the regular collections, there will be no replenishment. Once the pieces sell out from the True Religion website, they are gone for good. Prices for the Great revolt collection range from $89.00 – $499.00 and is available now on www.truereligion.com.

SHOPPING NYC: 260NoMad’s Wolford Sample Sale

It’s been a very long time since our last sample sale highlight, mainly because both our strength against shopping and our bank account are both low. Although neither has increased, we’ll still take the opportunity to bring you the details of the Wolford Sample Sale, an amazing women’s fashion and accessories sale brought to you by 260 Sample Sale.

Starting tomorrow, October 16th, 260 Sample Sale welcomes back Wolford to their fall season sample sale lineup. From October 16th through October 21st, you can save up to 70% off retail on tights, apparel, lingerie, bodysuits, and accessories from the famed luxury brand. For those not familiar with Wolford, the brand was founded 65 years ago, offering sensuous luxury legwear, ready-to-wear, and lingerie that are made to be worn every day, on every occasion, by every woman. Wolford is synonymous with effortless sophistication, true confidence, multi-functionality and holistic comfort, the company creates versatile yet beautiful pieces. Over the years, we’ve had the very fashionable pleasure of owning a few Wolford tights, regarded as some of the sexiest legwear in the world, and we’re definitely ready to own some more. Wolford also has a major celebrity following; the famed tights have graced the legs of many celebrities, including Katy Perry, Kate Winslet, Heidi Klum, Jessica Chastain, Debbie Harry, Kate Hudson, Michelle Pfeiffer, etc. You’ll be in great style company in Wolford.

The full Wolford sample sale location and details are below:

260 Fifth Avenue, between 28th & 29th Street
Take the W/R Train to 28th St or the 6 train to 28th St

Hours of Operation: October 16th – October 21st
Monday: 10am-8pm
Tuesday-Saturday: 10am-7pm

Will you be hitting up the Wolford Sample Sale? If you are in NYC, you may want to make some time to pop into the sale. What are you most excited to score for yourself, the tights, apparel, lingerie, bodysuits, or accessories?

 

 

NYFW: Sherri Hill Spring-Summer 2018 Collection

When it comes to glittering formal wear that is always feminine, fashion-forward, and all around fabulous, the go-to designer is Sherri Hill. Whether you’re hitting the red carpet, the prom, or any formal occasion, this formal evening wear designer should be at the top of your list. During New York Fashion Week, the stunning Sherri Hill Spring-Summer 2018 collection of occasion dresses debuted to a packed house of editors, celebrities (both on and off the runway), and influencers.

The Sherri Hill Spring-Summer 2018 Collection started with the bold shade of red. Red exploded down the runway in satin, intricate beadwork, large florals, and fringe. Speaking of fringe, the ornamental detail dominated the collection, appearing in crop tops, long and short skirts, and gowns.

Luxe fabrics, lots of sparkles, more intricate beading, and a variety of figure-flattering silhouettes, including pants and jumpsuits, were highlighted in the popular color palette of whites, pinks, and shimmery pastels were also present throughout the collection.

While all the looks were stunning, one truly stood out to us. Our favorite look from the evening was a stunning spaghetti strap “unicorn” gown with a very dramatic slit and pastel beaded bodice.

The highlight of the Sherri Hill Spring-Summer 2018 Collection was the presence of  Actors Jamie Foxx and Keenan Wayans sitting front row.


Both men were there to support their daughters, Corinne Foxx and Nala Wayans, as they made their NYFW runway debut. You may not know this, but both Kendall Jenner and Hailey Baldwin made their New York Fashion Week debuts in Sherri Hill fashion week shows.

The Sherri Hill collection epitomizes the fashionable lifestyle of today’s contemporary women. Each look is designed to enhance and fit the female form with fashion-forward styling and wearability. Her design career began to gain recognition when various Miss USA, Miss Universe, and Miss America contestants won titles in her gowns. Today, the Hill family business has a network of over 1,000 stores selling the brand in over 30 countries.

What are your favorite looks from the Sherri Hill Spring-Summer 2018 Collection?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Runway Photos: Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images North America

Backstage/Front Row Photos: Andrew Toth /Getty Images

Nolcha NYFW: Luyang by Yanglu Spring 2018 Collection

For the past 10 years, Nolcha Shows has been giving upcoming and indie designers a chance to shine during NYFW.  To celebrate their 10th Anniversary and the Spring/Summer 2018 season, Nolcha Shows featured seven collections, one of which was the Luyang by Yanglu Spring 2018 Collection. Based in Chongqing, China, Lu Yang graduated from Sichuan Fine Art Institute with the master’s degree in Fashion Design and made his debut his Lu Yang collection in 2013. His inspiration for his Spring 2018 Collection? The act of falling in love.

The color red playing a prominent role in many of the designs. The designer uses “Love” as the theme to express the emotional feelings of deep and passionate love. A flamingo is often referred as a metaphor of loyalty and faithfulness when comes to love. The collection featured intricate folds, embroidery, printing, and hanging ribbons, all to emphasize love in its many forms.

Colors such as red, white and blue and the geometric patterns derived from the shape of the Flamingo have been incorporated and elaborated in the Luyang by Yanglu Spring 2018 Collection. The collection featured a mix and balance of function and minimalist aesthetic. Waves of folds, embroidery, printing, hanging ribbon and other techniques used in the design state love in a variety of forms and express vigorous vitality.

The collection appeals to modern city girls and encourages feelings of love at first sight. It celebrates how love can make your heart flip; how it can create the feeling of butterflies in the stomach; how it can make your mind go crazy. Love can make you passionate, innocent and pure, it can bring out the best in you. The Luyang by Yanglu Spring 2018 Collection encourages you to understand, to experience, and to love.

What are your thoughts on the Luyang by Yanglu Spring 2018 Collection? Does his collection make you think of love? Any favorite looks from the collection?

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NaturallyCurly Kicks Off NYFW with Texture On The Runway

It’s a known fact that black women are trendsetters. From our fashions to our attitudes, to our hair, our style is coveted. It was an amazing pleasure to see that unabashed style and celebration in abundance at the NaturallyCurly Texture On The Runway event, sponsored by Sally Beauty. In its third year of celebrating textured hair and hairstyles, the NYFW kick-off event invited more than 700 influencers, media, and VIPs to experience an innovative runway show and to connect with leading textured hair care brands like Aphogee, Jamaican Mango and Lime, and the hair care brands participating in the runway segment. For this event, fashion took a back seat to hair. It was all about the textured hair.

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 07: Monica Mo Stevens, Karonda Cook, and Michelle Breyer (Photo by Rabbani and Solimene Photography/Getty Images for NaturallyCurly)

NaturallyCurly.com co-founder Michelle Breyer hosted the event alongside professional hair stylist Monica Stevens of MoKnowsHair, and Sally Beauty Director of Merchandising Karonda Cook. It was an evening filled with not just textures on the runway, but culture and pride on the runway as well. From luscious ‘fros and cascading waves to wild ringlets and tribal braids – Cantu, Carol’s Daughter, Creme of Nature, Curlformers™, Mielle Organics and SheaMoisture headlined the runway show, featuring their unique vision for textured hair. Highlights of the night included each brand’s original interpretations demonstrating their expertise in texture and highlighting the beauty and versatility of texture.

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 07: Dancers perform on the runway for Cantu during Texture On The Runway (Photo by Rabbani and Solimene Photography/Getty Images for NaturallyCurly)

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 07: Dancers perform on the runway for Cantu during Texture On The Runway (Photo by Rabbani and Solimene Photography/Getty Images for NaturallyCurly)

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 07: Dancers perform on the runway for Creme of Nature during Texture On The Runway (Photo by Rabbani and Solimene Photography/Getty Images for NaturallyCurly)

While Cantu brought an amazing series of step and tap dancers rocking the coolest of hairdos, Creme of Nature wowed with elegant brown ballerinas. Carol’s Daughter had 90’s Brooklyn style and hair in full effect and showed that when it comes to hair, you either go big or go home.

Curlformers was highlighted with the absolutely adorable Instagram stars, Anais and Mirabelle Lee; while Mielle trotted out a bevy of golden goddesses who “slayed” the runway from beginning to end.

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 07: Anais and Mirabelle Lee walk the runway for CurlFormers during Texture On The Runway (Photo by Rabbani and Solimene Photography/Getty Images for NaturallyCurly)

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 07: Models walk the runway for Mielle during Texture On The Runway (Photo by Rabbani and Solimene Photography/Getty Images for NaturallyCurly)

Last but certainly not least was SheaMoisture brought the house down with textured hairstyle fit for a queen (keep an eye out for their crowning glory “Egyptian crown” hairstyle).

 

We had a wonderful time and look forward to attending again next year. What did you think of these textured hairstyles? Any favorite styles from the Texture On The Runway show?

NYFW the Shows: Pamella Roland Spring 2018 Collection

There’s a quote by American Fashion Designer, Elizabeth Hawes that goes, “The French legend is a very simple one. All really beautiful clothes are designed in the houses of the French couturiers and all women want these clothes.” That is what was brought to our minds as we relished in the stunning Pamella Roland Spring 2018 Collection during NYFW.  Our first runway show of the season definitely started with a very breathtaking bang as we watched the 33-look collection beautifully glide down the runway.

No surprise what this quote popped into our minds as the effervescent Pamella Roland Spring 2018 Collection is inspired by the French Riviera. An ode to the glamorous seaside town of Monte Carlo, the Pamella Roland Spring 2018 Collection featured hand draped tulle ball gowns and clean streamlined silhouettes that we’re sure Princess Grace Kelly would covet. Looks were decorated in intricate metallic fringe, crystal, and sequin firework motifs, 3-D degrade embroidered scalloping, fabric manipulated flowers, and feather plumes.

Much of the magic and glamour you find in Monte Carlo was celebrated in the ombre Mikado, pleated tulle, and embroidered lace that made up the sea of luxurious fabrics you see above. The collection’s color palette boasted royal tones of cobalt, navy, and aqua (very much like the tones of the Côte d’Azur coastline) that seamlessly briefly sparked to hues of fuchsia, then paled down to elegant blush and lilac.

The collection also featured high low gowns, capes, lots of layered tulle, and bow details that rounded out a collection fit for a princess or glamorous Hollywood starlet. Some of our favorite looks from Pamella Roland (we’ve had a difficult time narrowing it down to three) include the sensuous blush and fuschia ombre Mikado draped cocktail dress, the lilac, and white ostrich feather cocktail dress with pleated tulle waistband, and the lilac high low gown with hand draped tulle.

Do you have any favorite looks from the Pamella Roland Spring 2018 Collection? Share them with us and have a wonderful fashion-filled week.

 

Photos by IMAXTREE.COM courtesy of FashionGPS