Carmen Electra to design new Lingerie Line

Hollywood actress Carmen Electra is planning to design her own lingerie collection and she is waiting for the right time to launch the lingerie line.

The 40-year-old actress cum model said fashion plays a vital role in her life and she is always excited about the change in fashion with the change in season, she told Glamoholic magazine in an interview.

Carmen Electra, who ventured into acting with regular roles on ‘Baywatch’ and the MTV’s ‘Singled Out’, has acted in several Hollywood blockbusters like ‘Scary Movie’, ‘Dirty Love’, ‘Cheaper by the Dozen 2’ and ‘Meet the Spartans’.

The glamorous model had earlier proved her ability in dancing by giving a live stage performance in MGM Grand Vegas Crazy Horse Burlesque show.

Caribbean Fashion Plus + Week to focus on curvaceous women

The fashion world is going through a revolutionary change today and is celebrating all kinds of female structures, right from wafer thin skinny models to full-bodied curvaceous women, all of whom are getting acceptance and appreciation on international runways.

Following the trend, the second edition of plus size fashion clothing event Caribbean Fashion Plus + Week 2012 (CFPW) would be held from October 31, 2012 in the twin islands of Trinidad and Tobago, located in the southern Caribbean.

Organized by Carivog International, the upcoming fashion revelry will host a range of events, including two major fashion shows titled ‘Pan In Style’ and ‘Runway Caribbean’, workshops and other plus-size fashion activities.

Nearly 34 voluptuous hand-picked local models and over 11 international plus size fashion models, belonging to places like New York, Puerto Rico and South Korea, would catwalk for several participating designers as well as fashion labels that include Timeless by Andrea Brathwaite, Concept Studios by Dexter Jennings, Charter Designs by Orson Charter and The Cloth by Robert Young.

Additionally, seminars on various topics such as business of fashion, ecommerce, social media, pioneering plus size fashion in Latin America, fashion journalism and sustainable development, will be held on the sidelines of the fashion-related events.

Heidi Klum to don Cleopatra’s outfit for Halloween party

Heidi Klum, the famous supermodel of German origin, is soon going to be seen wearing an opulent, over-the-top attire, replicating the look of the last Egyptian pharaoh Cleopatra, on her 13th annual ‘Halloween’ party, due to be held on 31st October 2012.

The television host-cum-businesswoman will sport an extravagant gold gown teamed with crystal-covered headpiece and a feathered cape, designed by costume designer Martin Izquierdo.

The 39-year-old model, famous for her interesting Halloween costumes, has earlier donned several queer outfits, including a tall alien transformer gear and a scary black crow garb, for the same occasion.

New York-based costume designer Martin Izquierdo owns a design studio that specializes in costumes, props, decors and fabrication for the entertainment industry.

The Historically renowned queen of Nile ‘Cleopatra VII Philopator’ is one of the most popular figures in the western culture. Her legacy has been sung in numerous works of art and literature.

Courtney Love releases re-worked Vintage Clothing Line

Courtney Michelle Love, the famous American singer-songwriter, has forayed in the fashion world with her classic clothing line named ‘Never The Bride’ made of repurposed and revamped vintage pieces.

The unique re-worked vintage ensembles, reflecting the charms of a bygone era, were personally collected by Love during her tenure at the Paramount Pictures’ wardrobe department in the year 1983.

The 48-year-old singer’s grunge-meets-Victorian and Edwardian fashion apparels feature lace dresses, crinkled tops, tiered sheer skirts, bustled knickers and gothic-glamour backless gowns teamed with decorative 20’s-inspired headpieces and fishnet stockings.

These were showcased by a model on a behind-the-scenes shoot for Contributor magazine.

Each of the beading, chain and sequin embellished garments contain a personal signature and ruby from the designer.

JADE Cocktail Saree Collection by Monica & Karishma


The Annual JADE Saree Festival will be held on Friday, October 26 th and Saturday, October 27 th to launch the JADE Cocktail Saree Collection 2012/13. On showcase from October 26 onwards will be a wide range of modern, chic and elegant cocktail sarees designed to lend an air of elegance and romance to your special soirées.

 French chiffons, silks, laces and tulle have been used in the collection and the colour palette is decidedly young/pop along with sophisticated evening colours like midnight blue. Special attention has been paid in this collection to the detailing and cut of the blouse that accompanies each saree.

Embroidery detailing is kept to a minimum allowing the JADE cocktail sarees to flow gracefully. Saree draping workshops will be held to explain the nuances of a variety of saree drapes and there will also be a saree draper at the JADE store on both days of the festival. For those who want to don a saree on the go, there will be a variety of pre pleated saree options.

Speaking about the collection, designers Monica & Karishma of JADE, comment “At JADE, we revere the saree and consider it our ideal canvas, the play of colours, embroidery and draping make the saree an absolute joy to design. In many ways, the saree is a reflection of our design philosophy, effortless elegance”.

‘Fashion and Technology’ new exhibition in Dec at MFIT

The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology (MFIT) presents Fashion and Technology, a new exhibition in the Fashion and Textile History Gallery that will examine how fashion has engaged with—and been altered by—technological advancements throughout history.

Time and again, fashion’s dynamic relationship with technology has both expanded its aesthetic vocabulary and pushed the industry forward by streamlining production.

Fashion and Technology will feature more than 100 objects from the museum’s costume, accessory, and textile collections. Spanning 250 years, the exhibition will be displayed in chronological order.

With a focus on technological innovations that have had an impact on the production, materials, aesthetics, and function of fashion, Fashion and Technology will include objects as diverse as an afternoon dress, circa 1860, produced using synthetic dyes that resist fading, and Pierre Cardin’s seamless dress from 1968 that showcases his pioneering “Cardine” textile, which can be permanently molded into three-dimensional forms.

Also on view will be Jean Paul Gaultier’s 1996 jumpsuit that utilizes the aesthetic of the “Cyber Age” as a decorative motif, and the LilyPad Arduino circuitboard, which allows designers to push the function of clothing further by integrating smart electronics directly into their garments.

David Beckham to unveil men’s innerwear line for H&M

Popular English footballer David Beckham is set to release a new line of innerwear for the Swedish multinational retail clothing company H&M, during Christmas, according to the Daily Star.

The 37-year-old soccer player has himself designed the entire festive line of men’s innerwear, incorporated with various fits and styles.

The former Manchester United player and the present Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder had earlier designed a complete range of men’s bodywear collection named David Beckham Bodywear under the same brand.

The collection featured a variety of trunks, briefs, boxers, vests, T-shirts and pyjama pants.

Founded in 1947, H&M is known for its fast-fashion clothing for men, women, teenagers and children.

Dsquared2 partners ISA for new Lingerie and Swimwear Range

Dsquared² and ISA are proud to announce the signature of an exclusive licensing agreement for the production and distribution of a new lingerie and swimwear line created by the famous twins, Dean and Dan Caten.

With more than 50 years of experience, ISA has acquired great expertise in silk-printing techniques and in the production of lingerie and swimwear garments and accessories. ISA has the required know-how to develop products of a great international success.

The Dsquared² brand is continuing to grow with multiple monobrand store openings in the world’s most prestigious fashion capitals and with a new women’s and men’s bag line. The new partnership with ISA, a leading player in the industry and partner to a large majority of luxury brands, is an important asset to the Dsquared² brand.

Starting this upcoming January, this three year license will make its debut with a special preview in occasion of the men’s FW13/14 show.

Canadian twin brothers from Willowdale Ontario, Dean and Dan Caten have operated in the international fashion business since 1984. They moved to New York City in 1983 to attend the Parson’s School of Design and in 1991 came to Italy where in 1994, after many collaborations with the most important fashion houses, they had their first men’s collection show, marking the first in a long succession of runway extravaganzas that were to capture the attention of journalists and buyers for their perfect combination of fashion, music and theater.


FASHIONxt presents fashion forward lifestyle on the runway

FASHIONxt put fashion forward lifestyle on display Oct 10-13. Even while Portland’s fashion week was on newsstands with full-page recognition in Time magazine’s October 15th issue, FASHIONxt was putting on a show in stump town. FASHIONxt revealed the relationship between fashion forward apparel and accessories and personal technology in a way that personally engaged trend setting guests and exhibitors.

FASHIONxt earned praise from global technology leader Intel to Portland startup Carbon Audio and from acclaimed fashion designers who drew crowds in the lifestyle plaza and whose collections graced the runway.

“Portland FASHIONxt provided Intel the opportunity to showcase innovation, creativity, and the convergence of technology and fashion. Portland FASHIONxt is unique in that it pushes the envelope in terms of what is next in fashion and lifestyle – this was manifested by the designers, their inspirational collections and a vibrant enthusiastic “fashion forward” crowd.

“At Intel, we create technology that enriches and makes for a better future. So for that reason, the alignment with Portland FASHIONxt made perfect sense,” said Mark Vaiciulis, Intel Global Marketing.

“FASHIONxt was the perfect foray into the scene for Zooka, which was designed to be fashion forward while enabling you to have your own catwalk and dance party everywhere you go. It’s the new, streamlined boom box that you can throw in that trendy new handbag, or match to that killer pair of heels. We’ll definitely be back–fashion dictates Zooka. And fashion loves Zooka,” said Jason Martin, Carbon Audio Co-Founder and CCO.

“After 20 years living in Italy and designing accessories for some of the top names in fashion, I’ve been to hundreds of trade shows and runway events around the world. FASHIONxt clearly stands out as being about what’s next and enabling real, more personal interaction between people and fashion,” said BD503 Handbags founder and designer Bianca Pettinari.

“Our experience being featured at FASHIONxt matched Executive Producer Tito Chowdhury’s vision for a perfectly executed event making powerful connections between designers and the public, the press and business community — we’re now in the early stages of two really exciting new collaborations because of FASHIONxt,” said David Haines, BD503 Handbags co-founder.

“Tito’s incredible vision, ideas and passion for FASHIONxt captures exactly how I feel about fashion design and that’s huge,” said Michael Costello, Project Runway All-Star and the designer featured in Time magazine.

“As we know fashion is always based on creating trends and what’s next. FASHIONxt brings that to us and it was an honor to be part of such a forward movement,” said Viktor Luna, New York fashion designer and Project Runway Season 9 star.

“FASHIONxt showcased the creative collaboration achievable with the personal cloud powered by Intel technology,” said Ilene Aginsky, Marketing Program Manager with Intel’s Communications and Storage Infrastructure Group. “The runway collection put that creative collaboration on the world stage in a way never before imagined.”

“It is always a fantastic opportunity to showcase your work to an audience who not only has fashion knowledge, but is also looking for what is trending. Portland is a town full of innovators, engineers, and art lovers, and FASHIONxt is a product of that,” Amanda Grisham, emerging designer winner.

“Working with FASHIONxt was great! They really cared about leveraging your brand and getting it the best exposure possible,” said Michael Rodriguez with Fish Marketing on behalf of Mercedes-Benz of Portland.

FASHIONxt is produced by, Tito Chowdhury the former Executive Producer of Portland Fashion Week the second-longest running fashion week on the West. FASHIONxt presents fashion forward lifestyle on the runway and the lifestyle plaza.