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10 Retailers & Brands That Could Benefit From The “Normcore” Fashion Trend

March 28th, 2014 - By Candace Smith
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Basic, minimal, sporty, simple, casual. These are the adjectives that have been used to describe the latest fashion trend called “normcore.”

Normcore fashion is all about “finding liberation in being nothing special” and being a part of the crowd instead of straying away from it. Ordinary is now the new extraordinary folks. So read on for the top ten stores you can shop this season to find your own normcore looks.

Michelle Obama’s Riveting Speech Explodes On Twitter, Scores for Tracy Reese and J. Crew

September 5th, 2012 - By Tonya Garcia
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Image: Tom + Lorenzo

Did you see FLOTUS at the DNC Convention last night? Vogue editor-at-large said it best in this tweet last night:

Michelle Obama: You ARE the Best of the American Spirit. Its not the clothes you wear, its your grace, your kindness, your caring. PURE JOY

But just for the record, the dress was a custom Tracy Reese worn with suede J.Crew shoes. According to Tom + Lorenzo, they were not only getting bombarded with questions about the First Lady’s outfit but the shade of her nail polish. “[T]o which we have to respond ‘Really?’” they write. No really. I was curious about it too. We’ve seen a couple of people predict that those shoes (in “rhubarb”) will probably sell out. And she could do for Tracy Reese (already a popular designer) what she did for Jason Wu. Reese has already got a story on today’s Wall Street Journal Speakeasy blog, which notes that the First Lady wore Tracy Reese on the cover of Ebony previously.

Michelle Obama’s riveting speech overtook Mitt Romney’s GOP Convention speech last week on the Twitter leaderboard, peaking at 28,003 tweets per minute versus Romney’s high point of 14,289 per minute, Politico reports. Here, the site lists what it thinks are her top 10 lines from the speech. And here’s coverage of the speech from another of the night’s notable speakers, San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro.

And as we noted yesterday, Michelle Obama focused on the middle class and President Obama’s values.

“The address was meant to lay the foundation for a convention program devised to remind wavering working- and middle-class voters — the same ones Mr. Romney is working so hard to woo away — what they liked about the president when they supported him four years ago, and how his own humbler roots have helped inspire his policies to help them,” The New York Times says. Moreover, the speech painted a personal picture of the President and the life he has shared with Michelle. We watched on MSNBC and Chris Matthews, post-speech, noted how the camerawork caught the emotion of the attendees, rapt and even a little teary-eyed as they listened.

“Barack knows the American Dream because he’s lived it,” she said.

Golden Girls! Gorgeous Gold Accessories – EDITOR PICKS

March 10th, 2012 - By Rashana A. Hooks
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Like Jill Scott we should all be living our lives like it’s GOLDEN! Both in our actions and in our accessories, so to get you started I selected a few of my favorite gold pieces to get your life and closet shining! Enjoy!

P.S. These items sell out fast so hurry if you want to grab them…

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Michelle Obama is the ‘Most Incredible Gift’ to J. Crew Business

February 17th, 2012 - By Brande Victorian
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Source: Mrs-O.com

Michelle Obama has repped J. Crew since before she entered the White House and her brand loyalty over the past several years has paid off big for the retailer.

J. Crew Creative Director Jenna Lyons says the first lady consistently wearing their designs is “the most incredible gift that keeps on giving”—especially since Mrs. Obama wears the label all on her own.

“She doesn’t call in any special favors. They don’t ask for any discounts. It’s pretty unbelievable,” Lyons told ABC. “She still continues to wear the product without any help from us … They go to our website and they purchase just like anybody else.”

After Mrs. O appeared on Jay Leno in 2008 and told the late night host she was wearing J. Crew from head to toe, stock in the company reportedly went up by more than 8 percent. Lyons says many women see owning an item of clothing that Michelle wears as a way to bond with the first lady of the United States.

“The fact that they had something they had, that they owned a sweater that Michelle wore. For a lot of people, it’s been an incredible point of connection, a way for them to connect to her through us,” she said.

That explains why Target killed with it’s new Jason Wu line this month.

Were you hip to J. Crew before the first lady? Have you found yourself checking out the brand more now that Michelle Obama has given it more visibility?

Michelle Obama’s Fave Brand Dabbles in Fur, Leather and Prints

February 16th, 2012 - By MN Editor
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J.Crew presented his Fall/Winter 2012 collection at New York’s Fashion Week this past Tuesday. In the collection there is an abundance of luxurious fabrics— from short-haired furs to sumptuous leathers to python-prints.  The bold patterns and textiles were mixed effortlessly and quite daringly, which is probably why it is one of Michelle Obama’s favorite fashion labels.

Check out the looks from the collection over at StyleBlazer.com.

 

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