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  • GirlBoss Foundation

    Open Call: Apply to Receive a Grant from the GIRLBOSS Foundation

    Are you a GIRLBOSS? If you answered this question with an unequivocal yes, then it’s your time to apply to the GIRLBOSS Foundation for a chance to receive anywhere from $500 – $15,000. For those

  • Made in Brooklyn Certification

    Open Call: Apply to Receive Brooklyn-Made Certification

    The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce is upping the ante on what Made in Brooklyn means. Their recent certification called Brooklyn-Made was passed to help communicate the authenticity of products crafted in the borough and weed

  • Ruifier Fine Jewelry London

    Ruifier Launches Fine Jewelry Collections

    Building upon their architecture meets industrial chic aesthetic, Ruifier, the London-based label is bringing playful wearability to the forefront with their fine jewelry this season. Versatile, colorful and fun, you’ll see a clever story unfold

$125: Jessica Velez Ana Macrame Necklace

Support the Young & Able Series Pop-Up and Collaborative Space for Creatives

  Young & Able, the New York-based retailer dedicated to creating a collaborative community of designers and makers is getting closer to the launch of Series, their collaborative space that’s popping up this holiday season. With a selection of fresh [...]

August 29, 2014 NEWS/EVENTS, POP-UP SHOPS, RETAIL
PANTONE 2015/16 Color Trends Webinar

Free Pantone 2015/16 Color Trends Webinar on Thursday, September 4

Get ahead of the season with Pantoneview’s free color trends webinar on September 4. Laurie Pressman, VP of the Pantone Color Institute will share how your brand can playfully engage with color without the commercial risk.  The hour long call [...]

August 27, 2014 RESOURCES
Email tips for entrepreneurs

9 Tips to Make Sure Your Email Gets the Attention it Deserves

Sending an email? By now you probably know that you’re in competition with everyone that’s trying to reach that coveted fashion editor, buyer or vendor. That’s why when emailing someone, the small things matter because they can help set you [...]

August 26, 2014 MARKETING/PR
Brandon Graham and Fashion Illustrator Jennifer Lilya

Q&A with Brandon Graham of Would You Rock This, the Fashion Illustration Community

In four short years, Brandon Graham, Founder of New York-based Would You Rock This has created a design community of illustrators and creative professionals that highlights the beauty of fashion illustration while giving commercial opportunities to emerging talent. From organizing [...]

August 25, 2014 RESOURCES
simon-collins

Week in Review: Changes at Parsons, Penske Buys WWD, the Luxury in China and Get in the Gift Guide

1. Simon Collins, Dean of Fashion at Parsons the New School of Design will be stepping down after this fall semester to pursue other creative endeavors. (via WWD) 2. Read how Penske Media, a Los Angeles based company purchased Fairchild [...]

August 24, 2014 NEWS/EVENTS
GirlBoss Foundation

Open Call: Apply to Receive a Grant from the GIRLBOSS Foundation

Are you a GIRLBOSS? If you answered this question with an unequivocal yes, then it’s your time to apply to the GIRLBOSS Foundation for a chance to receive anywhere from $500 – $15,000. For those that may not be familiar [...]

August 23, 2014 CONTESTS/OPEN CALLS
Made in Brooklyn Certification

Open Call: Apply to Receive Brooklyn-Made Certification

The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce is upping the ante on what Made in Brooklyn means. Their recent certification called Brooklyn-Made was passed to help communicate the authenticity of products crafted in the borough and weed out companies that simply try [...]

August 20, 2014 CONTESTS/OPEN CALLS, RESOURCES
Killer Heels Exhibition at Brooklyn Museum

Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe at Brooklyn Museum

Killer Heels, the Brooklyn Museum’s upcoming exhibition will delve into the interstices, adornment and fascination with one of the most provocative fashion accessories. Looking at sixteenth-century platform chopines to modern day red carpet heels that have influenced popular culture, the story of [...]

August 19, 2014 NEWS/EVENTS
Bergdorf Goodman Instagram

5 Ways to Strengthen Your Social Media Real Estate

      One easy way to optimize your social media channels is clearly tell the story of your brand and also provide people with all the pertinent information they need to contact you and learn more. Since discovery reigns [...]

August 18, 2014 MARKETING/PR
2014 Pantone Colors

Week in Review: Lauren Bacall, Spring App, Changes at Lucky and Fall 2014 Pantone Colors

1. Check out Pantone’s must-have colors for the season and compare it to what you have in your collections. (via Elle) 2. Read this article on Spring and see why this new fashion app features some of the most coveted brands. [...]

August 17, 2014 NEWS/EVENTS
Swords-Smith Sample Sale Summer 2014

Swords-Smith’s Great Minds Sample Sale

Swords-Smith is back with their massive, multi-designer sample sale! You’ll be able to shop Swords-Smith stock, Creatures of Comfort stock, plus over 60 additional designers at up to 90% off including: Dusen Dusen, Samantha Pleet, H. Fredriksson, Soulland, Mary Meyer, Chromat and many other coveted names. [...]

August 14, 2014 NEWS/EVENTS
West Elm Local Small Business Grant

Open Call: West Elm Local’s $25,000 Small Business Grant and Portfolio Reviews

West Elm is continuing their support of local makers and designers with their latest initiative. This fall, they will give one winner a $25,000 small business grant and three finalists will have the opportunity to be a part of their [...]

August 12, 2014 CONTESTS/OPEN CALLS
Ruifier Fine Jewelry London

Ruifier Launches Fine Jewelry Collections

Building upon their architecture meets industrial chic aesthetic, Ruifier, the London-based label is bringing playful wearability to the forefront with their fine jewelry this season. Versatile, colorful and fun, you’ll see a clever story unfold in each of their collections. [...]

August 11, 2014 ACCESSORIES, DESIGNERS, JEWELRY
Joseph Altuzarra and Targe

Week in Review: 5 Untold Fashion Truths, the Importance of Pinterest, Altuzarra at Target and Crowdfunding

1.  Up next for Target is the Altuzarra collaboration. Read about their process and how it benefits the designer and retailer. (via The New York Times) 2. Every wonder which social platforms you should be on? These stats show why [...]

August 10, 2014 NEWS/EVENTS