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Independent Fashion

What Happens When Bloggers Share Too Much

12/14/2012 | 1

Recent debate about disclosure of our personal lives as it relates to daily activity and sex on The Cut, coupled with a debate on IFB have led up to bring by this post we wrote in May.

How personal should bloggers get online? The editors of FMM discuss the dangers of sharing too much.
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The Art and Science Of Fashion Design

09/21/2012 |

Guest Post By Kate Bensen, President, Martens & Heads

Having met with many designers over the years, we are constantly hearing “a good designer is able to design anything.” But is this really true? I am not sure some of our client would agree so that got us thinking, what are the skills that make a successful designer?
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ModCloth x A Beautiful Mess, Bloggers As Designers Grow

09/04/2012 |

The evolution of the bloggers are upon us, bloggers are now marketers, publishers and fashion designers. Today, ModCloth.com is launching an exclusive collection designed by Elsie Larson of the blog A Beautiful Mess.

The collection will appear as coming soon on the site on Sept. 4, 2012, and can be found here , where customers can sign up for notification to alert them when the products are available for purchase. The collection will launch for sale in early October, along with a lookbook styled and shot by Larson.
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Not Just A Label Offers Nearly-Free Trend Service This Month

05/21/2012 |

Not Just A Label offers a 98 percent discount on WGSN trend service to its members this month.

To celebrate its fourth anniversary, Not Just A Label (NJAL) has partnered with WGSN, an online trend-analysis and research service, to offer its exclusive content to NJAL designers at a 98 percent discount in May.
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BonLook Makes Fashionable Eyewear Affordable

04/20/2012 |

bonlook-affordable-glasses-eyewearThere was so much going on at the Texas Style Council event at SXSW that we’re still talking about the up-and-coming brands that we saw there. One of our favorite finds is BonLook, the women-owned eyewear brand based in Montreal, Canada. BonLook produces both prescription and non-prescription eyeglasses and sunglasses, manufactured in the U.S. The company keeps it fresh by offering a new look every month. Best part about BonLook? The prices. You can purchase prescription eyeglasses—frames and lenses—for around $100.
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Deconstructed: Body Jewelry Inspired By Lady Gaga & Nicki Minaj

04/04/2012 |

Deconstructed Designs JewelryWhile attending the SXSW Interactive conference in Austin, Texas earlier this month, the editors of FMM attended an event at Threshold Furniture & Design hosted by the lovely founders of Mulu.me.

While enjoying an incredibly curated environment, perfect cappuccinos, delicious food and stimulating conversation in support of a fantastic cause, 826LA, we discovered something unexpected and thrilling: Deconstructed Design, an innovative Austin, Texas-based jewelry company.
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Reclaiming History: Will Leather Goods Offer Vintage Appeal

09/22/2011 |

During MAGIC, we found a beautiful brand nestled in PROJECT’s Workroom section that we could not get enough of and that is Will Leather Goods. Founded in 1981, Will Leather Goods is a premium American leather accessories company that crafts authentic and vintage-inspired bags, belts, wallets and leather accessories.
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Singapore Brand For All Walks Of Life

07/25/2011 |

Alfie Leong A.W.O.L.

A.W.O.L. (not to be confused with AWOL, “absent without leave”) is an independent fashion label based in Singapore. Owned by designer Alfie Leong, A.W.O.L. stands for “all walks of life.” The brand celebrates the idea that every woman has the right to believe in individualism. The label seeks originality and refinement. Though constructed unconventionally, A.W.O.L. clothing is wearable, offering today’s woman beautiful, confident wardrobe staples.
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