ATTITUDE Jay Manuel!

Sears Canada Announces “Top Model” Personality Jay Manuel as Creative Director for Private Label Attitude Collections.

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Press Release From OverCat Communications

As a respected make-up artist, creative director and television personality, Manuel signs on as Creative Director in a multi-year deal with Sears Canada for the ATTITUDE Jay Manuel line.

Manuel will be involved in all facets of the collection including product development, design, fit, in-store retail and marketing. In addition to women’s apparel, ATTITUDE Jay Manuel will also include shoes, bags and accessories.  His inaugural Fall/Winter 2011 Collection will be unveiled at LG Fashion Week on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at 8:30 p.m. and is planned to be presented twice yearly.

“I’m thrilled to be working with Sears Canada to make fashion accessible for women who love to be beautiful….Throughout my career I’ve traveled the world, working with designers and creative visionaries in the fashion business, learning the art of women’s design. A good fit and draping fabric was something I learned at an early age, as my grandfather was a respected tailor. The time is right to return home to Canada and bring all my worldly inspirations to a fashion line that empowers women.”—Mr. Jay Manuel

ATTITUDE Jay Manuel Fall/Winter 2011 Collection brings together modern interpretations of the sophisticated silhouette from the early 60s with the luxury and textures of the 70s.  Designed for the stylish woman on the go, highlights of the collection include flattering shapes such as wide-legged trousers, sleek pencil skirts, fashion-forward suiting that transitions from office to evening and seamed dresses for the fashion conscious.

ATTITUDE Jay Manuel will be available at Sears in August 2011 and will range from $12.97 to $139.99.

Sizes: 0-18.
Inspiration: Morocco
Colour Palette – slate, cognac, peacock, marine, raspberry and black, accented by stylized animal prints.

Jay announced on his blog yesterday, “I will be previewing the collection to the press in two weeks…. So stay tuned! Keep checking my blog and twitter @MrJayManuel for updates.”

We are so excited to for you, Jay!–Can’t wait to see the collection!

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LookBooks Interviews Rocco!

LOOKBOOKS’ ONE-ON-ONE recently interviewed our very own Rocco Leo Gaglioti for their site! The one-on-one interview includes the story behind Fashion News Live, memorable experiences, future plans for FNL, and more!

“If your name is relevant in fashion, there’s a good chance he’s caught you on camera. If you attended New York Fashion Week in recent years, you likely saw him charming guests with mic in hand. His name is Rocco Leo Gaglioti, and he’s founder, host and executive producer of Fashion News Live.

Recently I spoke with Rocco, asking him about his company and how we got his start. He was kind enough to offer the following thoughts.

Tell me the story of your company. How did it start?

I had a business plan and after showing it to a friend, he said why don’t you turn it into a TV segment. I pitched a TV treatment to UPN and they bought it. It came on after America’s Next Top Model. Eventually UPN merged with another TV station, so I put my show online. It became Fashion News Live.

I moved to LA because that’s where my agent said I needed to be. When I showed my mom one episode, I pressed play and realized there was no closed caption. It clicked, and Fashion News Live in ASL was born. I have a professional translator who goes with me now.”

To see this entire interview click here!

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Anne Hathaway’s Oscar Style!

Rachel Zoe made sure that Miss Anne Hathaway amazed her audience as co-host of this year’s Academy Awards. Starting the night out in a strapless red Valentino and ending it in the perfection that is Tom Ford, she left us all wide-eyed with our mouthes open. Her shoes, hair, makeup and gowns all stunned viewers in and outside of the Kodak Theater. Take a look at all eight of her gorgeous costume changes!

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Which dress change was your favorite??

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83rd Academy Awards: Best Dressed!


The red carpet was beaming hot at the 83rd Academy Award Show in Los Angeles! All of our favorite celebrity stars came out recognized for more than just their talent; everyone came out in style! Ok..Maybe not everyone, but we chose a handful of stars who earned our top favorite picks!

Key Color Trends: Ravishing Reds, Pretty Purples, Navy, and Sparkling Champagnes.

Accessories: Bold red lips, Sequins, and Plenty of diamonds.



Who Are Your Oscar Favorites!!?

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MBFW F/W 11: Zang Toi w/ guest appearance by Jill Zarin


One would probably mistake Zang Toi‘s newest collection for a ballroom vision of cinderella and her prince due in part to extravagant shoulder piece gowns and a whimsical music backdrop. Sticking with a traditionally safe fall color scheme, Toi wonderfully pulls off standout pieces using warm shades of green, camel, and grey. Attracting much attention, mostly for the catwalk debut of real housewives star Jill Zarin, Toi’s show was one of the most applauded this season.

When I asked Zarin how it feels to be the face of the Toi show this season she replied, “It’s absolutely amazing! I feel like it’s my wedding day all over again. I want to do it again!”

I give credit to Toi for willing to stick with his tried and true over exaggerated details such as extra large bow ties, tall-standing mandarin collars, wide wingspan fur scarves and gem/beaded-embellished necklines.While the men pieces were few and not as emphasized, the looks presented maintain Toi’s soft, gentle design style keeping with fitted velvet suits with richly patterned shirts.

Romantic, magical, deeply vivid.  Maybe I was watching Cinderella dance after all!

Jill Zarin

Jill Zarin and Zang Toi

Jill Zarin and Zang Toi

Jill Zarin

Jill Zarin and husband Bobby Zarin

Zang Toi and Jill Zarin
New York housewife Ramona Singer
Jill Zarin

photo credit: Gene Yraola

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MBFW F/W 11: Patricia Field’s Valentine’s Day Ball

Love, or should I say lust, is in the air! Patricia Field, New York designer and stylist from Sex and the City, Ugly Betty, Confessions of a Shopaholic and The Devil Wears Prada, kicked off Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, Valentine’s Day and her birthday with an extravagant Valentine’s Day Ball.  She has always been known for throwing fabulous parties that capture the “imagination and the energy of the dream of New York” and last night’s ball co-hosted by Susanne Bartsch and Kelly Coutrone did not disappoint!

Hundreds of people, from socialites to Hollywood stars, sipped on cocktails and danced the night away to DJ Cassidy. The ball was costume themed and wow did the guests bring it!!! The legendary Patricia Field wore a glamorous red dress that sparkled head-to-toe and an orange fur poncho. When our team asked her plans for the future she responded, “I’m looking forward to one day at a time and that’s it. I don’t look for the future. I don’t ask for the future. I just get on my surfboard and I ride. No expectations.”

Others busted out their platinum blonde wigs, 5 ft horns and platform shoes. Check out how fashion week celebrates V-day.

Patricia Field and Susanne Bartsch

Patricia FieldPatricia Field on the dance floor

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Breaking News: Ivana Trump Demands IMG Not To Showcase IVANAhelsinki Show

Fashion News Live got the exclusive breaking news that Ivana Trump,ex-wife of Donald Trump, is trying to ban and shut down IVANAhelsinki’s show from Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2011! An Inside source tells Fashion News Live that Ivana Trump demands that the name can not be used.

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Kim Kardashian Chats With Rocco Leo Gaglioti

Kim Kardashian Chats With Rocco Leo Gaglioti at Miami Swim week

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