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    The Ultimate Statement Necklace from #Dylanlex

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    FOUND: The Most Fabulous Statement Necklace

    Sigh. I am the queen of statement necklaces. When I am out at events, people either notice my shoes or my necklace. I have an addiction to both. There is something so neutralizing about accessories. You can wear the simplest white shirt and add an over-the-top statement necklace and your outfit just went up ten notches. It’s such an easy thing to pull off. So imagine my surprise to learn about Dylanlex.

    Now, I may be a little behind the curve on this one since this amazing heart-stopping brand has been seen on the likes of Beyoncé, Kendall Jenner, and countless other celebs. But I’m all caught up now. These jaw-dropping designs are made from oxidized silver with Swarovski crystals and are all handmade in New York. Since I had to pick a favorite, the Tatum is the clear winner for me. It’s so outlandish that I just have to have it.

    The intensively creative mind behind Dylanlex is jewelry designer, Drew Ginsburg. She took to documenting her unique jewelry creations in an Instagram photo journal which immediately garnered an almost cult-like following. Justifiably so. I’m in love. Are you? Find your favorite Dylanlex piece on her website, Dylanlex.

    Pure Cotton Fabric and Rainwater Make Fabulous Products

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    Pure Cotton Fabric and Rainwater Make Beautiful Music

    The Chicory Skirt by Rant Clothing is made from the subtle Amelia fabric which offsets the white perfectly. It’s made from 100% pure cotton fabric that is pre-washed in rainwater in their studio. Fully lined with cotton voile, it features their relaxed elastic waistband and its cotton drawcord for a great fit with two pockets that have been inserted into each side panel. We just love knowing that this garment was pre-washed in the rainwater. See how easily you can look great and do good at the same time. Available at Sustainable Fashion

    Inaugural Fashion and Tech Showcase 2016 Hits Capitol Hill

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    Innovators Take Up Fashion, Technology and Policy on Capitol Hill During the Inaugural Fashion and Tech Showcase 2016

    The Fashion Innovation Alliance™ unites federal policymakers with the fashion tech community in Washington, D.C., to examine industry-related policy and social issue. On Wednesday, June 15th, 2016, from 6pm – 8pm, the fashion tech community will convene at the Reserve Officers Association Building on Capitol Hill for the inaugural Fashion and Tech Showcase 2016 presented by the Fashion Innovation Alliance™. This year’s showcase is slated to attract 100-150 invited guests in fashion, tech, academia, and government; including representatives from Manufacture New York, OpenSource Fashion, the Startup Institute, and the early stage venture capital firm, Brand Foundry Ventures. The Fashion Innovation Alliance™ exists to open the doors to the policy process and to help shape the future of the growing fashion tech revolution. Confirmed speakers include Vikrum Aiyer, Chief of Staff for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office; Professor Susan Scafidi, Founder & Academic Director of the Fashion Law Institute at Fordham Law School, and Madison Maxey, Founder & President of The Crated.

     

    Fashion and tech in the 21st Century are two industries that are quickly becoming indispensable to everyday human function and culture. Through the Fashion and Tech Showcase 2016, The Fashion Innovation Alliance™, founded by Kenya Wiley, former counsel and senior policy advisor for the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, seeks to engage decision makers and community members in the conversation cultivating the future of fashion tech. This exchange includes technological innovations changing how we experience fashion – from e-commerce to mobile apps and from smart textiles to wearables. “We are bringing fashion tech – the latest wearables, smart apparel, and fashion apps – to the United States Capitol at Fashion and Tech Showcase 2016. Our inaugural showcase is an opportunity for Washington policymakers to engage with the fashion tech community and learn more about the economic benefits and social value of fashion tech. Technology is spurring a fashion revolution, and our stakeholders across the fashion tech spectrum – from startups to corporations, from investors to advocates, from academics to students – will all play a significant role in shaping the future of fashion tech,” says Founder & CEO, Kenya Wiley.

    Confirmed exhibitors for the Fashion and Tech Showcase 2016 will include the Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator at Pratt Institute, elemoon, SoftSpot by Moonlab, Yopine, BLEN Corp, and Noble Biomaterials. For more information on The Fashion Innovation Alliance™ visit: www.fashioninnovation.org or email: info@fashioninnovation.org.

    About the Fashion Innovation Alliance™

    From e-commerce to mobile apps and from smart textiles to wearables, innovations in technology are revolutionizing the ways we experience fashion. The Fashion Innovation Alliance brings together fashion and technology leaders around issues of public policy, social values and fashion law to shape the future of fashion.

    @AntarPenguin Launches New Social Initiative in Fashion on @Kickstarter

    A New Social Initiative in Fashion

    Socially conscious fashion brand Antar Penguin has announced its latest social initiative in fashion, “Smart casual – A shirt for a second chance,” which launched on Kickstarter on Friday, April 29. To create the program, Antar Penguin has teamed up with Career Gear, a non-profit organization, which provides job skills training and assists the unemployed. Now, they can also give people the chance to dress for the workplace.

    “Smart casual – a shirt for a second chance” reflects the long-held ideal of Antar Penguin Founders, Jimi Feng and Spoze Shen, which the elegance of Antar Penguin is not only in its look but also in its philosophy. “We believe that a fashion company should not solely be focused on the outer look and marketing of its products, but should also strive to promote ideals that make life more meaningful,” said Feng.

    Antar Penguin’s mission is to make elegant, high quality products that bring people joy while contributing to the environment and society. To facilitate the “Smart Casual” project, the company seeks to raise $20,000 on Kickstarter over the next two months. By purchasing a shirt, customers will feel good knowing they may help save someone, or even a whole family, from becoming homeless. It will also help them to create a better life.

    With a little social initiative in fashion, these families and future generations can receive a helping hand. “A lot of major brands and companies send aid to other countries, but they forget that there are still some people in their home country like the United States that need help. We want to tell our customers to come back to help their own communities,” said Feng.

    A shirt can go a long way toward reaching out to those in need. Shirts are subtle fashion statements that mark one’s entrance into the real world. They are a symbol of self-confidence. To create the “Smart Casual” shirt, Antar Penguin enlisted the help of designer Alex Benekritis, who has worked with major labels such as Burberry, Ralph Lauren and Tommy Hilfiger. Through meticulous craftsmanship, Benekritis infused Antar Penguin’s spirit of elegance into the design. Made from high quality cotton fabrics selected from Europe, the shirts are exquisitely tailored, yet are chic and comfortable. With each purchase, customers will also receive an anti-dust garment bag, cufflinks, thank you card, gift box – and the opportunity to get involved.

    Everyone who purchases a shirt is encouraged to write letters via the Antar Penguin website to share his or her life’s story, personal experiences or helpful advice. These letters will the be packaged and sent together with the shirts to Career Gear, who will distribute them to those in need. In addition, Career Gear will also provide skills training and arrange job interviews. Step by step, these white shirts will build bridges of hope and help change the world one shirt at a time.

    The Cutest Eco-Friendly Spring Dress

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    When spring has sprung, I want to find the cutest and most comfortable eco-friendly spring dress to show off my fabulous legs. So the Nomad Reversible Dress at Lux and Eco is a fan favorite. I’m obsessed with this year’s asymmetrical hems. Particularly when it comes in two colors, periwinkle on one side, black on the other. What’s better than getting two dresses for the price of one! That’s right it’s reversible! Made from organic cotton and lycra.

    How To Wear The Nautical Trend This Spring

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    Voyage Skirt by Ash and Rose, $72

    This is how to wear the nautical trend for spring This cutesy skirt is made from a bolt of vintage fabric with vintage black trim at the hem. Locally made in the U.S. Ash and Rose are a Mother-daughter team Nea and Mary Savoca. Nea designs the A&R private label collection, while Mary curates the designer collections and manages the shop. Ash and Rose is focused on three core values for their brand: (1) Sustainability; (2) Fair Labor; and (3) Empowering Women. All the things that we love.