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NIKE+Yuko Kanatani-Limited Edition Tight of the Moment NTM Magical Kaleidescope

In our inbox…as fashionable as it is technical---- BODY-MAPPED ART: THE NIKE TIGHT OF THE MOMENT-MAGICAL KALEIDOSCOPE Nike collaborates with Japanese artist Yuko Kanatani on limited edition tight designed to highlight the body in motion.The Nike Tight of the Moment is an exercise in exploration. Through experimentation with unique patterns, colors and inspirations, the franchise has elevated the intersection of athletic performance and artistic design. This penchant for exploration led the Nike design team to Japan. There it partnered with Yuko Kanatani, marking Nike's first collaboration with an independent artist for the Tight of the Moment project.  “Yuko’s fun, playful and exciting style of art was something we found quite special,” says Kelly Tweeden, the Vice President of Global Design for Nike Women’s Training.

The collaboration yields a collection of three tights that will debut beginning late January 2014. The first of these is the Nike Tight of the Moment-Magical Kaleidosc…

Outdoor Retailer New Cool Gear+Trends Fall/Winter 2014 Part 1/Be Seen

Salt Lake City/Utah

REFLECTIVE TECHNOLOGY-GORE RUNNING, NATHAN, GOAL ZERO, SUGOI, TUBBS SNOWSHOES, COGHLAN'S
The bi-annual Outdoor Retailer tradeshow is this country's biggest gathering of outdoor enthusiasts---with apparel, footwear, gadgets, gear and everything else that makes stepping beyond one's front door (or flap-if in a tent)…a comfy, safe adventure, day or night…with an emphasis towards the eco-minded.

For deliveries starting in late Spring 2014---and on through the Fall (except where noted)…there was plenty of stuff to see…that guarantees one will be seen.

Whether using 3M's well established 360º reflectivity-or other brands…reflectivity is a key trend that goes waaay beyond mere logo pops on items. Which, in our experience, doesn't really guarantee visibility by auto driving humans…just ask the road kill.

Highlights: (literally)









Over at Nathan's ---the new BlackLight™ Collection, Run Longer™ Light Series, Something To Be Seen Collection and No Matter…

LEGGIADRO Pre-Fall 2014 Women's Luxury Fashion+Knitwear

743 Madison Avenue, NYC




In the fashion world, it is still possible to not to have a splashy, selfie loaded social media presence-and have a loyal customer base who relies on luxurious, well made, impeccably constructed, sophisticated wardrobe staples for their well-travelled life---composed of exclusive Italian knits and elegant, one of a kind fabrics.

And finished with subtle design details lacking from similarly priced, high-end labels.








Leggiadro, is such a company-with boutiques offering a civilized (personalized) shopping experience-in many exclusive locales-where their clients frequent…Palm Beach, Nantucket, Naples, NYC's Madison Avenue, Palm Desert, and Beverly Hills-to name a few.
Not to rest on its laurels-which are considerable-Leggiadro, a family run entity founded by Ann Ross…is reaching out to a younger set of customers (via a print campaign featuring model Maggie Rizer)...


































---who may not think to visit the aforementioned locales---but would appreciate, and look great…

Adrianna Papell Women's Spring 2014 Media Preview

Fashion District, NYC

Here's why putting together a stylish work/casual ready Spring 2014 wardrobe doesn't have to be complicated.
A visit to the large Adrianna Papell Showroom on 7th Avenue…clued us in on this contemporary clothing company that is sold in many many outlets including department stores like Bloomingdales and Nordstrom's. 















A wide selection of modern and more traditional looks abound-including very pretty frocks... 

…breezy tops, flattering tunics and pajama inspired trousers-plus sweet boyfriend cut jackets----aka always appropriate attire---- filling multiple rooms. Happy choosing!
For women--- all the Spring trends seemed to be tastefully presented (and well made)-stripes and chevron patterns, 


...ethnic and floral prints, sequins for day/night,  ...bold cobalt blue and black+whites… 

and color blocking, plus season-less multi-textured knits…


Plus glittery evening wear/bridal dresses by co-label Aidan Mattox.