The Fashion Crowd Challenge (FCC) committee is announcing the Model Crowd Challenge (ModelCC), which will find models for the FCC’s global fashion show. The ModelCC will commence on August 24th. Like the FCC, it will utilize an innovative Crowd Evaluation System (CES) to discover talented models from all over the world, who will represent the beauty standards the public truly believes.
Winners will have a chance to be in the FCC fashion show, which will be unconventional in the form it takes - a fashion festival that anyone can enjoy and is forward thinking in that it foretells a new business model where customers can directly order products from designers.
The purpose of the ModelCC is to offer an opportunity for any aspiring model to be on the global stage. The people who want to be models in fashion shows face an environment that can be very stressful. Many models must starve themselves and are subject to beauty standards that are decided by a few brands that dominate the industry. People outside the industry know those standards are not realistic and this causes many aspiring models to suffer as they try to break into the field.
The ModelCC uses the same crowd evaluation system that is to be used for the FCC. This system allows everyday people to select models who fit the beauty standards of the real world. This can bring new life into an industry where the standards of beauty are not attainable for the average person. By allowing the public to choose models, real people will be able to represent how clothes appear on normal people on the catwalk.
The ModelCC will have 10 winners, all of whom can be on the catwalk for the FCC Fashion show. In addition, for 1st and 2nd place winners, the opportunity to be models exclusively for the FCC fashion show and a cash prize of 10,000 USD and 5,000 USD, respectively.
Prospective models can submit either a video or photos of themselves to enter the competition. The submission period is from August 24th through September 9th. The crowd evaluation period is from September 10th through September 13th. The winners will be announced on September 14th.
To learn more, please visit FashionCrowdChallenge.com
About Fashion Crowd Challenge (FCC)
The Fashion Crowd Challenge (FCC) is an innovative global fashion design competition initiated to honor the wisdom of the crowd to reflect on the global fashion industry as well as discover and support true designers who value the public’s unique characteristics and preferences. The FCC utilizes its unique self-developed algorithm utilizing collective intelligence technology for the global public to evaluate and select outstanding designers, which is called Crowd Evaluation System (CES). The FCC sets itself apart from the existing conventional competitions that focus on brands and designer backgrounds. Anyone who is devoted to fashion can participate from around the world. The FCC provides a gateway to the global market for designers.
The How-To-Guide on Wearing a Basic Tee that’s Handmade, Independent or Otherwise COOL
Author: Elly Bethune, co-founder of 9th & Elm
We all know you can wear a tee shirt with basic leggings or denim, but what are the other cool ways to wear your favorite boyfriend tees and tanks!? I’ve got some ideas that can help you put some outfits together, or recognize some pieces missing in your wardrobe that you need stat!
The Cigarette Skinny-Legged Pant: You want to make sure these pants are tight, tight, tight, so the tee shirt is the only thing blousy here. Try it with a crop top, or a regular-fitted tee is perfect with this pant-look. Love it with a POP of color with the heels here. Try the cobalt blue like I did. Purchase the Hide Your Crazy & Act Like a Lady Tee here.
The Accordion Maxi Skirt: Much like how we styled the maxi sequin skirt, you can do the same for this look. Love the POP of color with the accordion maxi skirt here. Think it adds a lot to the tank giving it a dressier look with heals or a dressed down look with nice sandals. This look would also be great with a bright pink lip. Purchase the Wild Spirit Tank here.
The Sequin Maxi Skirt: Tuck that tee into the maxi skirt and blouse it a little. Also throw on a statement necklace with this look, so it balances out the loud sequin skirt and the tee shirt being so opposite of one another. A statement necklace isn't 100 percent necessary, but see how it looks. Purchase the I Have Nothing to Wear Tee here.
The Leather Mini Skirt: Throw this on with some tall pumps, and girl you are good to go! Leave it tucked in or let it out. I like both the polished and un-clean look here, so try both to see how you feel hotter! Purchase the But First, COFFEE Tee here.
The Skater Skirt: This is a great look to have more fun with the tank. Try knotting it to the side or in the back and show a little skin. The bottom is so fun and flirty, why not flirt it up with the top too! Purchase the Drink Russian, Drive German, Wear Italian, Kiss French here.
Dressy Shorts: Put away those denim shorts for now ladies and gents, and let’s add a flouncy pair of shorts, or sequin, lace, to add some texture to the tee. While you’re at it, throw on some platform wedges to make sure those legs are looking long and lean! It’s the perfect tee to wear out with the girls to the bar, or out with your man. Purchase the Moon Shine Tee here.
Colored Jeans: It’s spring, after all, which means we need some color in our lives after all that drab black and dark colors in the winter that float around our closet. So let’s add that POP of color with our bottoms. Whether that means jeans or shorts, it doesn’t matter. Whatever you feel like that day, let it shine with your new tee or tank. Don’t have any colored denim, try white jeans too! Purchase the Rock Me Mama Like a Wagon Wheel Tank here.
The Boyfriend Jean: I love a good distressed boyfriend jean. Make sure to tight-roll those jeans, yes I said tight-roll like the 80’s (roll them high enough so they almost look like a capri skinny jean), and put on some baller heals with this look. Preferably a pump or one with an ankle strap and you could also add a blazer to complete this look. Purchase the Be YOU Tiful Tee here.
So stop wearing your tee like everyone else, and let’s jazz it up this spring! But first, you need a cool tee that screams you. Try out these tanks and tees this spring and bring your personality out with not only the top, but the bottoms too.
Whether you’re single or taken this Valentine’s Day, nothing rings in this holiday better than looking hot, hot, hot. Beyoncé Knowles,’ “Single Ladies,” makes for the perfect Valentine’s Day tune. You could be making up, breaking up, or making out… it covers it all! Check it!
Single or not, this is the day to dress up, because there is not a more important relationship, then the one you have with yourself. I’ve got the perfect three looks for you, so if you’re hitting the town with girlfriends, or going out to a romantic dinner with your partner, one of these looks is great for you!
All the single ladies (All the single ladies) All the single ladies (All the single ladies)
All the single ladies (All the single ladies) All the single ladies
Now put your hands up
Up in the club, we just broke up, I’m doing my own little thing
Beyoncé’s infamous song rings loudly, as the anthem for all those single ladies this Valentine’s Day, which is why I chose Black Single Ladies Jumpsuit. This black little number has a skinny leg and deep v-neck plunge to show off your ladies so you choose. Its silky-look is sultry and luscious and will be the sure attraction for all those single men out there. A large cocktail ring compliments this as well, layered with a 14K gold monogram ring, along with a chandelier earring, and a great stiletto. And to top it off, add some cuffs or bangles, or even a watch if you want to keep him on his toes. Nothing would be complete without my Costella Handbag in black leather with gold stud hardware. This cross-body will give you the convenience of being hands-free all night while at dinner, or lounging around or at the bar.
Cause if you liked it then you should have put a ring on it
If you liked it then you should’ve put a ring on it
Don’t be mad once you see that he want it
If you liked it then you should’ve put a ring on it
Well if he put a ring on it, then I would recommend this ensemble. Sugarlips’ Magenta Me Dress is the perfect little twist on the traditional Valentine’s Day Dress. I’m in love with the two-tone colors here. I think the fuchsia and marsala (the color of the year) colors really complement one another and make this dress great for not only this holiday, but also this spring. The cut-out back adds a little sexiness to the dress, and is subtle, so it doesn’t look like you’re trying too hard. Love this with a little bootie or a wedge. Layer it with bangles or cuffs, a large cocktail ring, a large statement necklace, and you’ll be sure to be a show-stopper for not only your man, but the entire room.
Pull me into your arms
Say I’m the one you want
If you don’t, you’ll be alone
And lastly, but certainly, not least, I’m loving this last option, because it’s very Valentine’s Day meets boho-chic-look. The Off the Beat Dress is the perfect dress, single or not, for the more chill holiday. If you’re just going out for some cocktails with girlfriends, or going out for a four-course steak dinner, this is the very “hip/cool-look,” without looking like you care or you’re trying. The fire red color, with the sheer bottom to show off your long legs, would look great with an awesome statement necklace, because of its crew collar, and some leopard wedges, to add a little pattern and sassiness. To lighten it up, add the Costella Handbag here in white leather with gold stud accents. The long gold chain hung on your shoulder or across will be a sure firecracker way to hold all your items, such as your cell phone and lipstick, so you can take #selfies all night long!.
Now it’s up to you to decide what kind of girl you want to be Valentine’s Day. Don’t let him decide that for you. You have all the control. You tell me…you want to be the vixen, the lover or the single girl that night? Purchase soon so I’m no longer in the dark. I can’t wait to find out!
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Pantone, known as the worldwide standard for color communication and inspiration since 1963, was excited to announce that Marsala would be the “IT” color of the year. Now, before you start thinking about chicken and a great glass of wine, we want to remind you that the warm red colors have often be worn as a fashion and beauty must. Remember the “Oxen Blood” craze? Not to mention burgundies and maroons have often been fashion colors that we can appreciate for the winter months.
According to www.Pantone.com:
"Much like the fortified wine that gives Marsala its name, this tasteful hue embodies the satisfying richness of a fulfilling meal, while it’s grounding red-brown roots emanate a sophisticated, natural earthiness. This hearty, yet stylish tone is universally appealing and translates easily to fashion, beauty, industrial design, home furnishings and interiors."
Marsala for Fashion
Marsala was a hit on the Spring 2015 runways with fashion designers featured in the PANTONE Fashion Color Report Spring 2015; Daniel Silverstain, Herve Leger by Max Azria and Dennis Basso incorporated the hue into their collections. The impactful, full-bodied qualities of Marsala make for an elegant statement color when the color is used on its own or as a compelling accent when paired with many other colors.
With the ever-growing popularity of floral prints and striping, variations of this hue will undoubtedly carry into men's and women's clothing throughout next year. Marsala is also a popular choice for jewelry and fashion accessories, including handbags, hats, footwear and the burgeoning market of wearable technology.
Marsala for Beauty
An incredibly versatile color for beauty, Marsala is an appealing and sophisticated shade that's flattering against many skin tones.
Marsala pairs exquisitely with monochromatic mixes of peachy pinks, and sparkles against antiqued gold metallics, offering an assortment of lipstick and blush options. Marsala illuminates a range of smoky-neutral color combinations, making it a captivating eye shadow color that can be worn from morning until night. Add an overlay of bronze for a dramatic look that suits any eye color, or use Marsala as a go-to finishing touch on nails.
Will you be wearing Marsala this year?
While there are many reasons to wear the color gold during holidays, we have 3 great reasons that Gold is your color for the New Year! Many people believe that the way they bring in the new is how their year will turn out, so why not chose a color that is all about wealth, winning, and fashion!
Confidence- If you have always been a little shy, then wearing the color gold is a smart way to be a little daring. Adding a little gold to your wardrobe will draw attention to your style. A nice gold scarf a gold handbag can become a conversation piece. Be ready for compliments and lots of admirable stares.
Fashionable- Gold is a very fashionable color to wear. It is a color that draws attention and makes you stand out in the crowd. People will be drawn to your look and admirable of your boldness to pull of such a dynamic hue. Wearing a gold sequins dress with a pair of red stilettos is the way to go when being a fashionista dynamo. Remember that too much gold can be tacky and tasteless so remember to do it with style.
Trendy- Thanks to stylish celebrities like Charlize Theron, for the Christian Dior perfume ad, gold is the trend for 2015. The New Year will be filled with brightness and delight.
While these suggestions are not guaranteed, it is a great way to build your confidence to reach your goals and help you build wealth. Not to mention, you’ll be a true fashionista.
What do you think of the color gold? Is this a color that you will wear for the New Year?
Learn more about the color gold and its significance here: http://www.empower-yourself-with-color-psychology.com/color-gold.html
The New Year is the perfect time to start anew and put your resolutions in order. We have one fashion resolution to start you in the right direction… wearing a short dress.
A short dress is the ultimate trend for holiday parties because they are fun, flirty, and can easily be dolled up with great jewelry accessories, sky-high heels or even sensible flats.
No need to get stuck on the Little Black Dress trend. Expand your possibilities with unique and chic short dresses that come in a variety of colors, sizes, cuts, and amazing patterns.
To ensure you have great inspiration, we found three amazing short dresses and dazzling jewelry by Helen Jewels.
This red Vivid Flower Mesh Lace Skater Dress from Chic Wish is flirty with vivid flower crochet trim on the sheer lace bodice along with a peter pan collar. The dress which is on sale now for $49.00 looks great paired with the Lavish Lifestyle Crystal Earrings.
Short doesn’t have to be a mini. The Women Heattech Knit Long Sleeve Dress by Uniqlo which is on sale for $19.90 is the perfect canvas to add accessories to make you look like a work of art. We’re thinking that this bedazzled Indie Love Clutch will do the trick.
The LBD will never go out of style and this dress is an example as to why. This Short-sleeves Leather-panelled Zipped Black Dress which is on sale for $27.99, at blackfive.com is stylish and looks great with Helen’s Jewels Turquoise Stone Cuff Bracelet.
No matter your body shape or your height there is always a short dress that will look great on you and fit your budget!
So ready, get set, shop!
Top 3 Prom Dresses Trends for 2014
Prom is an extremely special time in a teen girl's life. She wants to feel like a princess and she wants to be the belle of the ball!
Allow me to direct you to three of the dreamiest prom dresses that I have ever seen and the prices are amazing! If these are not the dresses that you are looking for, then at least they can be an inspiration!
Check them out and share your thoughts...
Long Turquoise Sweetheart Prom Dresses
If you didn't know, turquoise is a color that people have been wearing to proms for a very long time. Sweet heart lines are always popular and this long dress is the perfect look for a young and classy lady. It has all the makings to be #1 in our books.
Custom Made A line Sweetheart Floor Length Prom Dresses,Dresses for Prom, Graduation dresses, long Bridesmaid Dresses, wedding party dresses - $165.99, 29.99 shipping - Available at Etsy
Short Lace Prom Dresses
Prom dresses this season will be seeing lots of lace but keep it classy ladies. Opt for dresses like this one that is sweet and lady-like.
Short lace bridesmaid dress knee length short prom dress party dress homecoming dress cocktail dress short quinceanera sexy casual dress - $90.00, 30.00 shipping - Available at Etsy
Decorated Corsets on Long Prom Dresses
Costume designs are a big HIT every prom season. Decorated corsets are really going to be the eye catcher this season whether it be sequin, pearls, or rhinestones decor is a must-have!
Long Prom Dress, Blue Prom Dress, Prom Dress 2014, Sequin Prom Dress, Evening Dress, Long Evening Dress, Prom Dresses - $139.00, 26.00 shipping - Available at Etsy
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post for Postpresso.
5 Fashion Sandals for the Summer
Summer is just around the corner and nothing says cool like open toe sandals that allow you to show off pedicures, take comfortable walks on the beach or enjoy a night out on the town with feet on display. Here are three of our favorite sandals, and we wonder if you can catch the theme ;)
Women's Sandrine Beaded Starfish Sandal, Pearl - Charlotte Olympia
These shoes are gorgeous and perfect for that all white party at the Hampton's. Wear with a maxi dress or a knee length pencil skirt.
Women's Sandrine Beaded Starfish Sandal, Pearl - Charlotte Olympia - $895.00, 21.00 shipping - Available at Neiman Marcus
Island Hawaii White Women's Star Flower Thong Sandals
These shoes are comfortable and fashionable. Be able to walk down the boardwalk in style and comfort. Pair these pretties with a really cute and colorful tunic.
Island Hawaii White Women's Star Flower Thong Sandals - $19.97, 5.48 shipping - Available at Fullfillment By Amazon
Women's Chandelier Thong Sandal, Coral - Rene Caovilla
Day or night, these shoes are out of sight! Take your look from everyday to flashilous when you pair these babies with a pair of denim shorts and a solid racerback tank. Add a lot of pizzazz to your style when you wear them with a long maxi dress.
Women's Chandelier Thong Sandal, Coral - Rene Caovilla - $1285.00, 21.00 shipping - Available at Neiman Marcus
Pearly & Crystal Flat Thong Sandal, Black - Rene Caovilla
A fun twist on a tuxedo, these flat thong sandals sure are price but worth every penny. Make your feet the center of attention in these ladylike flats that will match almost anything in your closet. Wear with a black and white short suit, and be the lady of the leisure and sophistication.
Pearly & Crystal Flat Thong Sandal, Black - Rene Caovilla - $1075.00, 21.00 shipping - Available at Neiman Marcus
5 Tank Tops to Start Off the Summer
Get ready to flex your arms and show those abs because its Spring and we are quickly heading into Summer. Whether you are n the beach or in the mall nothing looks cooler than a tank top that makes a statement. Here are a few of favorites that make the cut.
Chalk AE Cropped Lace Tank
This cropped cut lace tank is very flirty and will look great with a pair of jeans or a pencil skirt. Dress it up in the evening and wear white jeans and carry a bold color clutch. Very chic!
Grey LST & FND Mickey Mouse Muscle Tank
Who is cooler than Mickey Mouse? A person that wears Mickey on their tank!
Creme Brulee AE Lace Crossback Tank
This classic pace crossback tank allows you to feel the breeze and look stylish with ease. Wear a pair of thigh cut shorts or a pair of skinny jeans with super high heels and look like the fashionista you are.
Ebony Grey AE Lunar Graphic Tank
Full moon or half-moon, it does really matter because this top screams that you are filled with fashion. Perfect for late night beach bonfires or chillaxing by the pull. No matter your choice, you're wearing a fashion win
Women's Layered Ruffle Tank Top (Electric Cobalt)
Wear with a light cardigan and pencil skirt and be ready in your Sunday best. Change into your bright colored jeans and bold colored heels, and add a bright and bold clutch and be ready for your lunch date.
Women's Layered Ruffle Tank Top (Electric Cobalt) XXS - $24.99, 5.00 shipping - Available at American Eagle Outfitters
Top 5 Eye-Catching Swimsuits for the Summer
Looking to make a big splash this summer? Do you know what swimsuit is best for the beach or the pool? Well, look no further. We put together 5 of our top swimsuits for the fabulous summer months ahead.
Check them out!
'Penelope' Crochet Overlay One-Piece Swimsuit
This swimsuit is sensual without being over-the-top. The swimsuit has the illusion of being a two-piece but covered by a crochet overlay for comfort and style.
Profile by Gottex Bandeau Swimdress
A fun and flirty swimsuit that makes our top pick! We love the simplicity of the sweetheart neckline and the modern twist of a built in skirt.
Peep Show Halter Mio Suit
POW! This swimsuit is not for the shy. This bathing suit is all about style, confidence and chic.
Rialto One Piece Swimsuit
This swimsuit is for all the thick and curvy girls. We love the cut of the bathing suit because it is black and ruched, making for a thinner look.
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post for Postpresso.
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