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?

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.

Prabal Gurung for Target: Love Is More than a Feeling, It’s a Collection Too!

Well even if love is not calling for you yet, rest assured that it is definitely in the air! Not just love by the way, but all the things that pertain to love. Newness, carefree fun and party like revelry included.

Not feeling it yet? Then you simply must read and look further on for Prabal Gurung has got the things that inspire love on his brain geared for your diminutive forms with his new collection for Target. In what was literally a cavalcade of fun, Mr. Gurung (pictured below) unveiled his lovely creations for Target’s spring roster last Wednesday in the celebratory spirit of all that he loves about the season.

Showcased were pretty frocks adorned with bursting floral prints in both vivid full-bloom saturation and avant-remixed with honeycomb detailing, sweet delicate lace trims and panels and vibrant seasonal hues. The playful accessories served to enhance the form with a bit of whimsy, femininity and bling and were great accompaniments to the chic floral, color-blocked and color saturated dresses, blouses and skirts. From the gladiator-styled and ankle-strapped low wedge sandals to the precious crystal bracelets and necklaces, the accessories all had the appeal of statement pieces with a smartness to them that made them great accents even for a woman to incorporate into her already existing wardrobe.

The spring represents new growth and the colorful reawakening of clothing after a grey winter of full lengths and covered bodies. In this dazzling collection, Mr. Gurung shows off what he does best; pretty dresses and ready to wear with a modern sensibility for a women to live a fun life in while remaining coquettish, confident and pretty.

The launch was literally a carnival. Pier 57 was seemingly transformed into “Prabal’s Theme Park of Love” complete with amusement park games that guests played to win stuffed animals and Target gift cards and a giant Tilt-a-Whirl in the middle of the venue.

 

The food was also just as lively as the games with everything from mini carnival french fry cups to Asian dumplings to caramel crab apples to hot dog bites. Then what caps off an theme park visit better than a live show? A live show with a performance from Grammy-winning recording artist Ne-yo who topped off a night of childlike revelry, however, it was all in celebration of the wonderful clothing and accessories.

The Prabal Gurung for Target collection launched February 10th at Target stores and at Target.com.

Macy’s Debuts New Private Label – BAR III

Retail giant, Macy’s has introduced a new private label called Bar III and celebrated with a launch event at the chic New Museum. Unlike most launches where stylists put looks together, Bar III used Bloggers from the following notable blogs – Karla’s Closet, Because I’m Addicted, The Style Blogger, Fashion Toast, Sea of Shoes, Feels Like White Lightning and Street Etiquette to style the lookbook, the event’s looks and the live models using mostly their own shoes and accessories.

Bar III is an exciting contemporary collection of womenswear and menswear that is youthful, on-trend and very wallet-friendly. I had a chance to speak with Mia Kumajai, Product Assistant at Macy’s Merchandising Group about Bar III and the event in general. See below for interview

While perusing through what Bar III has to offer for the summer, naturally I did a few mental shopping for myself. I not only imagined these pieces in my closet but on my body at different social events. My favorite look was this adorable lace short set. I know most people think there’s a limit to the amount of lace so it doesn’t start looking like you robbed your grandmother’s doily collection but Bar III does it very right with this look.

Other favorites include the following

 

Macy’s will debut the Bar III collection pop-up shop starting February 10th at  156 Fifth Ave at 20th St. Of course I concentrate mainly on the womenswear in the above photos but as mentioned, this is a womens and mens line. You guys will be very to know that the inexpensive Bar III suits can be tailored to your body for free if you purchase it at the pop-up shop. One thing I particularly love about Bar III is the detailing on their pieces – the lace shoulder on my favorite look above to the quilted shoulder on the mens jacket below.

 

For those of you worried that you might not make the pop-up shop, don’t fret. Once the pop-up shop closes on March 6th, Bar III will be available at Macy’s flagship shops across the country. Happy Shopping