Destroyer produces some of the most technologically advanced kneepads and protective equipment on the market. With innovative air-flow foam, perforated neoprene straps, and heavy-duty nylon caps, pads from the Destroyer professional series has upped the ante, allowing amateurs and pros alike to sharpen their skills with lessened worry of injury.
This week, “The Trend” host Victoria Victoria Recaño is in the winter wonderland of Park City, Utah for the 2012 Sundance Film Festival!
Top Couture Trends of the Week:
Men’s colorblock fedora: Eugenia Kim Craig
Tailored trench coat: Juicy Couture Solid Tricotine Trench Coat
New York-based designer Gaby Basora launched the Tucker label in 2006 with a simple silk printed blouse and dress that took the fashion world by storm. Immediately drawing A-list celeb fans, Tucker has developed into a full collection of signature printed silk separates worn and adored by stylish women around the globe.
“Kenny’s work has always stood out for his sense of color, his sense of humor and his connection to graffiti and street art. We are delighted to have him collaborating with Jack Rogers on a new Navajo collection…” – Lauren Du Pont, Jack Rogers Creative Director
Get yours just in time for resort season!
It’s inevitable; sometimes a girl needs to pull from her arsenal of secret beauty weapons to look her best. That’s why we’re featuring some of our favorite problem solvers and quick fixes to keep you stylish without skipping a beat.
1. skyn ICELAND Glacial Cleansing Cloths: These are perfect for those late nights when all you want to do is quickly take of your makeup and jump into bed!
2. Hollywood Fashion Secrets Fashion Tape: Avoid a wardrobe malfunction with these handy double-stick strips.
4. Stila Brighten and Correct Concealer: Cover up any evidence of your late nights with this skin-loving, light-diffusing concealer.
5. BOOTIGHTS Seams-to-Me Semi-Opaque Tight/Ankle Socks: If you live in your ankle boots, you have to grab a pair or two of these ingenious tights with socks built right in.
In this week’s episode of "The Trend", host Victoria Recaño talks to stylist Erwin Gomez who has worked with the likes of Oprah, Michelle Obama and Jennifer Gardner, just to name a few.
Top Couture Trends of the Week:
Professional with an edge: Costume National Long Sleeve Shirt
Classic chain handbag with a twist: Love Moschino Handbag
Classic crew neck tee: DSQUARED2 Classic Fit Surfer Tee
This line was started with a single vision: to create boxing-inspired athletic street and gym wear “for the fighter in all of us". Each piece is designed to motivate and inspire the wearer. Whether in the ring, in the gym or out and about in the world, Ward’s Boxing Club, NYC is dedicated to inspire people to achieve that extra level that all fighters constantly strive to attain.
Be one of the first to discover the line’s super-soft fabrications and relaxed cuts that give each piece that coveted “lived-in” feel.
Being stylish doesn’t have to equal spending more! For today’s Style on a Budget, I’ve put together an outfit that’s perfect for daytime. Each piece also works great when mixed and matched with your other ensembles. I’m all about getting the most mileage out of every purchase!
Easy on the eyes, easy on the wallet— who says you can’t look fabulous on a budget?
1. Culture Phit Leola Top, 2. Levi's Juniors Low Bell Jean, 3. GUESS flower cocktail ring, 4. BCBGeneration Linear Earrings, 5. POPbeauty lip stain, 6. Type Z Marietta wedges, 7. Big Buddha Jasper handbag
The Super Awesome Description award is a way of recognizing a member of the Zappos Development content team once a month. If a product description is particularly witty or creative, anyone in the company can nominate the person who wrote it. The nominations are then read by other members of the content department and voted upon; the description with the most votes wins. The writer of that description is rewarded with a trophy and a certificate, not to mention recognition from their peers.
We asked Angelina a few fun questions to get to know her better. Check out her answers below!
What is your biggest Grammar pet peeve?
I used to teach writing and grammar to high school students, so my biggest pet peeve is the use of text message shorthand in formal writing. I can LOL with the best of them, but def not in a professional setting.
What inspired you when writing this description?
My incredibly cool mother and stepfather are avid Harley riders, so they are always my inspiration when I write about moto-inspired looks. Although, to be fair, they are both very punctual people.
What is your favorite Zappos core value?
Pursue Growth and Learning. I love that our culture encourages and celebrates individual growth. Even better, growth and learning may come from taking one of our Pipeline classes, working through a department progression plan, or just having the freedom to try out that harebrained, but potentially brilliant, idea you just had.
What's a fact people would be surprised to learn about you?
Even though my stuffed Lewis and Clark are always with me, I have very little interest in that period of American history. My undergrad thesis was actually about Shakespeare and Elizabethan England. The dolls were just a gift from a dear friend who knew I thought they were hilarious.
It’s that time again! The January issue of ZN is now available for FREE on iTunes for the iPad. For this latest issue, we’re sharing tons of fit and fabulous ideas to get your new year started off right.
Check it out and tell us what you think! We love to hear all your feedback and ideas. Follow us on Twitter: @Zappos_ZN
Click HERE to see a short video of ZN in action.
*Stay tuned for the February issue—it’s going to be a very glamorous one!
For this week’s Stylist Spotlight, we’re giving the guys a little love once again by featuring a totally on-trend ensemble created by stylist Catherine S.
What do you do at Zappos?
Any fun facts about yourself?
C: Before working at Zappos, I was merchandise managing for a band traveling across the country in a tour bus.
Describe your personal style:
C: My personal style reflects my mood which varies from day to day. I draw inspiration from everyone and everything while making it my own. I love how there are endless possibilities with fashion. You can mix and match pieces in so many different ways. A piece can look completely different on one person than it did on another. Fashion is very comparable to art. The people are the canvas and the clothing is the medium. It is a wonderful way of expressing yourself.
What was your last Zappos purchase, or what is your dream purchase?:
What are your top 4 favorite brands at Zappos.com?
GoldCoast has created a skateboard for fans of Quentin Tarantino’s cinematic double feature “Kill Bill”—the Hanzo. This killer 24” board really packs a punch with its 79mm Century Trucks, genuine GoldCoast ABEC 7 bearings, and 60mm GoldCoast “Cherry Bombs” wheels.
This extremely portable board offers a smooth, carvy ride that’s perfect for quick trips around the block, or quick getaways from the “Crazy 88s”! Check it out HERE.
Although it hasn’t exactly been snow season in our neck of the woods, we still love the fabulous crop of winter boots out there currently. They’re not only nice and warm; they’re stylish enough to rival our favorite non-winter boots!
Check out some of our favorites:
Crocs Kosmoboot: Unbelievably lightweight and comfortably stylish, you just might forget about the bitter cold temperature!
Be on the lookout for Shanice's winning t-shirt design available exclusively on Zappos.com this March!
As you may remember, Zappos recently teamed up with C&C California and College Fashionista for The Ultimate T-Shirt Design Contest. The judges have made their decision, and the winning design belongs to Shanice White, a design student from Virginia.
Needless to say, Shanice was very excited to have one of her designs come to life!
“When I found out I won, I was speechless! I entered the contest and didn’t really think that I would even become one of the finalists, much less win, so it was very exciting. Winning was also very humbling. I am very grateful of the support I got from friends, family, classmates and the Fashion Department at VCU. As a Design student, you only think about the day that one of your designs is put into production, and to have this opportunity to have one of my designs produced and sold is really extraordinary. When I think about it, it’s almost unreal! My hope is that when people wear my shirt, they feel comfortable, cool, and stress-free. I want my shirt to be something that anyone can incorporate into their wardrobe, regardless of their personal style.” says Shanice
We asked our talented winner a couple of questions to learn more about her own personal style and what inspired her C&C California creation.
Your winning t-shirt design is so casual-chic; what or who was your biggest inspiration for the overall design?
SW: When I was designing, my main inspirations were the people I envisioned wearing it, meaning I had both the C&C California customer and the College Fashionista customer in mind. I wanted to design something that reflected the laid-back attitude of the C&C California brand, and something that was also interesting enough to appeal to the College Fashionista set. Essentially, I wanted to design something that would fit easily into C&C California’s existing line. I saw that they were using a lot of stripes and I wanted to incorporate stripes into my design, just in a different way. I played around with the direction of the stripes and decided to break them up with a solid shape.
Are you in the fashion design industry or go to school for it?
SW: Yes, I am currently a senior in the Fashion Design Department at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA. I’m graduating in May!
Who are your top 3 fashion icons?
SW: When I think about fashion icons, it’s not solely about clothes to me. It’s about the overall attitude of the person. While they don’t have a blatant influence on the way that I dress, I still find the following people very inspiring.
-Missy Elliot. She’s fearless in everything that she does, be it fashion, music, video concepts, etc. She’s amazing, and she’s from Virginia!
- Grace Jones. I love her androgynous look and very striking appearance.
- Frida Kahlo. Aside from being an amazing artist, she embraced both masculine and feminine styles during a time when that wasn’t really acceptable for women.
What do you love about the C&C California brand?
SW: I love so many things about C&C California! I love how easy to wear and versatile the clothes are. I also really like the fact that they are updated basics. Everyone needs simple sweaters, t-shirts and dresses in their wardrobe, and C&C provides these essentials, but with a little twist. I also love that a lot of their garments are produced in the United States.
Everyone has their wardrobe staples. What are your absolute clothing essentials that you can’t live without?
SW: I like to keep it casual.
- a brown lace-up bootie for the fall and a classic loafer for the spring
- sweaters of all types: cardigans, vintage, turtleneck. I love them all!
- some sort of hat or patterned scarf (for turbans!)
- subtle jewelry
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