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?

 

 

You’re Invited to Experience TechStyle NYC During NYFW

Hello fellow fashion lovers, ever wish you could participate in at least once new york fashion week event? Thanks to TechStyle NYC, you can. TechStyle NYC opens its doors to an all-day, influencer, media, and select guests-only event, on September 12th, a perfect event to help close out NYFW. This amazing brand showcase promises 3D printed garments, fashion forward apps, and new ways to accessorize your favorite wearables.

Located in a fashion-week friendly venue set suitably between Skylight Clarkson Square and Milk Studios, several very cool brands will highlight their goods and services at TechStyle NYC under the theme of sustainability.  Attendees will be enlightened to the likes of such innovative brands as Venia Collection, a contemporary design studio leveraging advancements in Virtual Reality and 3D Printing. They are the go-to for popularizing the possibilities of creating clothing using only 100% sustainable fibers to curate the best possible product for you and the environment. Guests are encouraged to interact with featured brands at the event, and via social media platforms. There will be plenty of activities to Instagram, Tweet, and Snapchat about.

Now in its 7th year, TechStyle NYC has always celebrated the New, Now and Next in the fashion, beauty, tech, and lifestyle industries. With tech fully immersing itself into the fashion realm, TechStyle NYC event is a must to attend, especially if you love innovation.

All these good things will take place at the lofts at Prince Street (177 Prince Street) in the Penthouse and Roof Deck. The open showcase of the brands will be held from 12-7pm on Tuesday 9/12/17. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at http://txtyl.nyc/sustain.  For more go to www.techstyle.nyc, follow the feed at #TechStyleNYC, @TechStyleNYC on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and share your experience on Snapchat at TechStyle_NYC.

Will you be attending this innovative event during New York Fashion Week?

All That! The Nickelodeon X LoveTribe Collection at Macy’s

Hey 90’s kids and 90’s kids at heart, are you ready for some nostalgia? LoveTribe and Nickelodeon have teamed up for a throwback-themed fashion collection featuring all of your favorite Nick characters from the 90’s, created just for Macy’s. Were you a fan of Hey Arnold!, The Rugrats, Clarissa Explains It All, The Ren & Stimpy Show, All That, or SpongeBob SquarePants? The Nickelodeon X LoveTribe Collection help you indulge in reliving your childhood.

The new Nickelodeon X LoveTribe Collection brings back classic favorites from Nickelodeon with sixteen trendy and nostalgic pieces, offering a retro style for the fashionable young women of today. Expect bold colors, iconic Nickelodeon tv show one-liners, and everyone’s favorite characters from the Nickelodeon X LoveTribe collection. The collection includes tees, sweatshirts, and dresses featuring slogans such as “Trust Me, I’m a Rugrat,” featuring Chucky Finster from Rugrats, and “Haters Gonna Hate,” featuring Arnold from Hey Arnold!. One of our favorite pieces is the Nickelodeon X Love Tribe Juniors’ Rugrats Hoodie Dress, a hooded sweatshirt dress with Angelica Pickles and the slogan “I Do A Thing Called – What I Want”. See it below with the Rugrats Graphic Hoodie and coordinating Logo Jogger Pants.

“This unique line of fashion apparel evokes a nostalgic feel. Being able to wear cool products with some of the favorite Nickelodeon characters you grew up with is super cool.,” said Bonnie Dogan, our Vice President of Sales for Specialty Retailers at Hybrid Apparel.

We had the opportunity to speak with Bonnie Dogan about the Nickelodeon X LoveTribe Collection and all things 90’s. Check out our interview below:

Along with getting their hands on pieces from the exclusive collection and limited edition gift with purchases, guest also had the opportunity to meet and snap a photo with characters from Hey Arnold and The Rugrats.

The event also featured complimentary frozen yogurt (froyo), and candy bars, a DJ that kept us moving with some of our favorites and hottest 90’s hits, and lots of 90’s-themed giveaways and swag bags.

The Nickelodeon X LoveTribe Collection is available at Macy’s and on www.macys.com now. Will you be reliving your childhood with pieces from this 90s-themed nostalgia line?

Melissa Pochete: This Season’s Must-Have Accessory

You may have noticed that fanny packs have been enjoying a major resurgence this year. No longer is it the dreadful accessory of unstylish tourists or uncool dads. And while we’re seen a few that have caught our eye, the one fanny pack that we’re totally in love with is the Melissa Pochete (also known as the Melissa Bum Bag). The returning trendy bag makes its debut this season in the Melissa Shoes Fall/Winter 2017 collection, the Flygirl Collection. The Fall/Winter 2017 from Melissa Shoes looks to inspire girls and women – of all genders – to fly with freedom. Women and girls that celebrate their uniqueness, and are more self-confident and self-affirming……a message we wholeheartedly agree with.

The Melissa Pochete is Melissa Shoes’ version of the fanny pack, but in a cool, modern shape and availability in bold, and interesting colors, such as black, neon green, neon pink, antique gold, and silver with glitter. The Melissa Pochette joins the growing list of the brand’s must-have bags, including the Melissa Sac Bag, Melissa Satchel + the Cambridge Satchel Co (which we’ve highlighted on this blog), and the Pupila + Vitorino Campos Bag. We love our Melissa Pochette. We fell in love with the silver with glitter and receive compliments whenever we rock it.  The best part, the Pochete coordinates wonderfully with several styles of Melissa shoes, including boots, sandals, and heels.

Our silver with glitter Pochete pairs perfectly with the Melissa Flox Unisex Sandals, the Melissa Stellar Boots, the Melissa Aranha Quadrada, the Melissa Grunge + Vitorino Campos Shoes, all of which are from the Fall/Winter 2017 Flygirl Collection. As with all their products, the Pochete is made from Melissa’s signature Melflex plastic, you a cool a vegan alternative to leather fanny packs.

Are you a fan of the returning fanny pack trend? Will you be rocking the Melissa Pochete bag? Which color would you go for?

Pucker up: Rock These Great Lipsticks for National Lipstick Day

What’s your favorite beauty product? Your go-to that you can’t live without! Ours is lipstick! We cannot leave the house without one of our favorite lip colors on. Whether it’s a glossy, matte, sparkly, or creamy lipstick, we love everything about this beauty staple. Sometimes, all you need is lipstick to complete your look, which is why we are looking forward to celebrating National Lipstick Day on Saturday, July 29th.

While there are probably millions of different brands, in honor of National Lipstick Day, we celebrate the fabulous lipsticks from Alima Pure, Black Opal, Catrice Cosmetics, Essence Cosmetics, Lorac Cosmetics, Pacifica Beauty, and Serge Lutens; and since we love a good lip brush and it’s essential for perfect lipstick application, we’re highlighting the MODA EZGlam Duo Lip Brush DUO. Keep reading to know more about the great lip colors from these wonderful beauty brands.

Alima Pure Lip Tints


Lip Tint is a buttery lip balm, packed with lush pigments, that conditions lips with a sheer wash of color. Formulated with a blend of soothing oils, including coconut, pumpkin seed and pomegranate seed oils, butters and waxes for a rich moisturizing finish. Available in seven shades for $14.00 each on www.AlimaPure.com and www.CredoBeauty.com.

BLACK/OPAL Color Splurge Color Stick Lip

Get the convenience of a lip pencil with the vibrant color of a lipstick in an easy-to-apply retractable pen. Enriched with emollient butters and vitamins C and E, these pigment-rich lip color sticks provide smooth, creamy jewel-toned color with a non-drying finish. This creamy color is available for $7.95 on www.BlackOpalBeauty.com.

CATRICE Ultimate Colour Lipstick

Color Counts and Catrice has lots of it! These Catrice lipsticks are highly pigmented, with perfect coverage and shine. Creates a smooth, creamy and long-lasting texture. Available in 13 shades, they retail for $6.99 each on www.CatriceCosmetics.com.

essence matt matt matt lipstick

Once, twice, three times kiss proof! This smooth new lipstick glides over lips to provide a sophisticated, long-lasting matte finish and bold color without drying your lips out. These affordable lipsticks are available in 8 shades and retail for only $2.99 each at Ulta and on www.essencemakeup.com.

LORAC Alter Ego Hydrating Lip Stain

This sexy and playful stain coat your lips in highly- pigmented color and hydrates with nourishing Jojoba Seed Oil, Evening Primrose Oil, Shea Butter and Mango Seed Butter for all day pigment, shine, and hydration. Treat your lips to one or more of these lip colors for $19.00 at www.loraccosmetics.com.

MODA EZGlam Duo – Luscious Lips

This beautifully bold, 100% vegan line uses synthetic filaments and includes water-resistant acrylic handles with a Silk-Touch™ coating for ultimate durability and ease of care. Whether you’re applying your favorite nude or bold lip color, get full luscious lips with the Moda Pointed Lip and Flat Lip brushes. Get this set for $5.99 on www.modabrushes.com.

Pacifica Devocean Natural Lipstick

 

A full color, 100% vegan, hydrating natural lipstick that lasts with intensity, like the deepest love. Creamy hydration, highly pigmented and chocked full of anti-aging benefits that nourish and love your lips. Six luscious shades: Firebired, Rebel Sol, Natural Mystic, Tenderness, XOX, Beach Goth, for $10.00 each at www.PacificaBeauty.com and www.Ulta.com.

Serge Lutens Fàrd a Lèvres Lipstick 

More than a lipstick: a piece of jewelry. The unique formula features argan oil to preserve moisture and reflects light, giving the lips a glossy finish while concealing fine lines. Bright colors create a fresh springtime look. Available in 2 shades: N°14 (Notre-Dame du Rose) and N°15 (360 Volts) for $75.00 each at Barneys New York and on www.SergeLutens.com.

We hope that you will join us on National Lipstick Day by flaunting your favorite lip color, pucker up and post your lip photos using #nationallipstickday.

Certified Organic Antonym Cosmetics Launches at Sephora

Two years ago we introduced you to Antonym Cosmetics in our Vive La France: What’s New in French Beauty and Cosmetics feature. This stunningly packaged French beauty brand, known for their famed Certified Organic Baked Blush, is an all natural, organic, and EcoCert certified line of cosmetics that is also highly pigmented. Antonym Cosmetics was founded in 2010 and launched in the US in 2013 by French makeup artist Valerie Giraud who says “Your skin deserves clean ingredients, it just shouldn’t be at the expense of the looks you love”.

The incredible packaging and brushes of Antonym Cosmetics are made of sustainable materials, the chic and sophisticated compacts and brushes and made with bamboo. Most of the collection, sixteen beauty products to be exact, are available now at Sephora, including the newly launched Certified Organic Highlighting Blush Cheek Crush, with more of the makeup line, and more shades of the Organic Baked Blush, becoming available at the beauty mecca next month. The following Antonym Cosmetics products are all available now at Sephora and on www.sephora.com includes:

  1. Organic Baked Blush in Peach
  2. Organic Baked Blush in Rose
  3. Organic Baked Blush in Copper
  4. Organic Highlighter in Endless Summer
  5. Organic Cheek Crush Highlighting Blush
  6. Organic Baked Foundation in Fair
  7. Organic Baked Foundation in Light
  8. Organic Baked Foundation in Medium/Beige
  9. Organic Baked Foundation in Nude
  10. Organic Baked Foundation in Medium/Dark
  11. Organic Baked Foundation in Dark
  12. Certified Organic Quattro Eyeshadow in Croisette
  13. Certified Organic Quattro Eyeshadow in Noisette
  14. Certified Organic Quattro Eyeshadow in To the Moon and Black
  15. Certified Natural Eye Pencil in Noir
  16. Certified Organic Mascara Lola Lash Too

The following Antonym Cosmetics products will launch in select Sephora stores in August:

  1. Organic Baked Blush in Peach
  2. Organic Baked Blush in Rose
  3. Organic Baked Blush in Copper
  4. Organic Highlighter Endless Summer
  5. Organic Cheek Crush Highlighting Blush

Are you excited to shop Antonym Cosmetics’s amazing organic beauty products at Sephora?

Fall 2017 Accessory Preview: Knomo London Smart Bags and Tech Accessories

There are many cool, innovative, and fashionable cases for your smartphones but when it comes to your bags and cases for your laptops, the selection isn’t as impressive. Knomo London is changing that with their very stylish offering of smart bags and tech accessories. We had the opportunity to check out the British accessory brand’s Fall 2017 collection of stylish, high-quality bags and accessories; a collection which brings classic elegance together with bold new colors and designs, offering maximum utility and digital convenience features.

Personally, we’re bored of the basic black nylon laptop bags and welcome some fun with our function, in the form of bold colors and prints such as hot reds and formal grays, and of course, luxury materials. The Knomo London Fall 2017 Collection has design options for both men and women, with styles that challenge traditional gender roles with a slightly androgynous look.

Geared towards the traveling “Digital Knomad,” each Knomo London bag from Fall 2017 collection offers modern style, simplicity, and utility. Style-conscious users, sophisticated city dwellers, and globetrotting backpackers will have everything they need to stay organized and prepared. Thanks to the addition of more organizational compartments and pockets, you’ll be able to keep all your mobile devices secure, charged and organized.

The specially designed pockets on the Knomo London bags not only organizes your belongings, it protects your tech devices thanks to its RFID blocking feature to safeguard your digital information, the uniquely valuable Knomo ID, so you can register your bag and if it’s lost, the founder, Howard Harrison, can return it to you through Knomo’s portal.

We’re really excited about Knomo London’s collaboration with the world-renowned Victoria & Albert Museum in London. The graphic collection uses an original 1920’s print from the Museum’ s archives. The unique 5-piece collection of accessories comprises 3 bag styles: a Totepack, a Backpack, and a Briefcase, along with a Carry-all Pouch, and a Foldable Shopper. Each design is available in two colors, Night Forest, which boast tones of blue and green described by some as an “abstract camo” print, and Monochrome, shades of white, gray and black.

Inside each of the Knomo London x Victoria & Albert Museum collection bags, there are a number of organizational pockets and compartments, ready to hold all travel essentials such as your passport, Knomo portable battery, and Knomo travel adaptor, your laptop or tablet, and other belongings.

Both the regular and Knomo London x Victoria & Albert Museum collections are available in the UK, Europe and USA stores in August 2017.

Spanish Fashion & Lifestyle Brand KIMOA Launches In The U.S.

It’s not often that race car driving and fashion mix, but that is exactly what happened with the new fashion and lifestyle brand that’s coming out of Spain. Say hello to KIMOA, a casual beach collection for men and women (today we’re only highlighting the women’s collection), inspired by the relaxed seashore culture of Southern California.

The beachy collection is the brainchild of Formula 1 race car driver Fernando Alonso, who launched this first line of apparel and accessories in the U.S. market after his recent debut at the Indianapolis 500, where he won the Rookie of the Year award. Based in Madrid, KIMOA is comprised of soft, easy to wear tanks, t-shirt, and sweatshirts for staying warm after a surf or skate session, easy dresses for those special summer moments, and rompers (also known as playsuits) for women, and swim shorts, hoodies, tees, and super soft sweaters for men. We love the idea that someone’s who’s career revolves around moving at such great speeds, would introduce an easygoing fashion and lifestyle brand that encourages you to relax and take things a bit slow.

The new collection also includes a complete line of sunglasses in a selection of round, square and aviator styles, ball caps, beach towels, skateboards, and surfboards. All wearable apparel and accessories within the collection are priced at under $100.00, with skateboards running around $300.00, and surfboards around $675.00. For us, the most standout detail from the collection was the incredible softness of the fabrication. The tees felt especially butter soft and lightweight to the touch, the dresses comfortable, and the sunnies were solid and smooth. The KIMOA Cape Town Sunglasses were absolute favorites.

Spanish artist and close friend of Fernando, Domingo Zapata, gave a warm introduction to the crowd, followed by a short speech from Fernando and the premiere of the KIMOA campaign video. Notable attendees included Spanish model Jessica Goicoechea and Italian model Linda Morselli.

Are you ready to fall in love with KIMOA? Get to know this California beachy brand at www.kimoa.com/int_en.