Archives for November 2010

The Fashion Fence: Luxury Brands and their Social Media Strategy

Lace Fence' Project by Dutch Design House Demakersvan; Courtesy of I. CordalÂ

By: Amanda Montgomery, guest blogger

When we were growing up and often fighting with our siblings then tattling on them immediately to start trouble your wise parents probably said,

“There are 2 sides to every story. Let me see what your brothers/sisters have to say.”

In a recent article for Forbes, journalist Lauren Indvik approached the story surrounding luxury brands (Jimmy Choo, Burberry, Marc Jacobs, etc) and what occurs when these labels attempt to incorporate social media into their marketing campaigns.

As it turns out, there are several sides to the story about whether social media will generate an increase in sales, and more importantly raise top-of-mind awareness for luxury brands. [Read more…]

{Tickled Pink} Faith Consists In Believing When…

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A Little Bit Country Strong: From Gwyneth Paltrow To Sara Evans

Copyright © 2010 Sasha H. Muradali. All Rights Reserved.

“On the outside I look fragile,

but on the inside is something you can’t crush.”

The song is called “Country Strong” and it’s the title track to an upcoming 2011 film starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Tim McGraw, Leighton Meester and Garrett Hedlund.

Country Strong, the film,  is about a rising [Read more…]

{iStyle} Balmain Strikes Gold 6 Magazine Covers and the SAME Dress

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By: Kelly Ahern, guest blogger

That striking gold sequins has quickly become known as the dress seen ’round the world.

Balmain’s stunning metallic mini has recently graced the cover of six of fashion’s most well known, and well circulated, magazines this season.

With its puffy 1980’s-inspired sleeves and a plunging neckline the [Read more…]

Inhale Courage, Exhale Fear II: Happiness, Heart and the Soul

“We are each responsible for our own life – no other person is or can ever be.”

– Oprah Winfrey

Sometimes we make things harder than they are, a life thrust forward into the twisted changing of the wind, under an immaculate sun, as I have come to call it.

In life, a lesson should be learned for each action we react to. Small or large, lessons learned teach us and facilitate in our growth. Without growth we cannot progress, we cannot move onward — most of all, we cannot achieve the completion of a fulfilled self.

Call it a rite of passage, the lessons of life, part of the eternal rising of the sun — call it what you wish, but embrace it because [Read more…]

{Tickled Pink} To Free Us From The Expectations Of Others…

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