Newport international runway group tokyo latest trends – Frontlinjen av mote

Newport international group - Frontlinjen av mote

Gabrielle Chanel apnet sin forste boutique i 1910, pa Rue Cambon i Paris; hennes andre fulgte i 1913, i den franske kystbyen Deauville. Et ar senere, Europa var i krig og presisjonsstyrt ammunisjon og uniformer plutselig virket mer betydelig enn fransk couture kapper og pret-a-porter trender.

Med hundrearsmarkeringen verdenskrig historikere har returnert til arkiver for a dokumentere betydningen av mote og fashion bransjen i de omskiftelig tid. I den prosessen de har kravlet seg perler av oppfinnsomhet, innovasjon og ulastelig antrukket propaganda.

Neste maned i Paris, pa en konferanse med tittelen “Fashion, kjole og samfunn i Europa under fly fra forste verdenskrig”, Emily Brayshaw, en doktorgrad forsker ved University of Technology, Sydney (utrene), vil levere et papir pa det sosiale og okonomiske viktigheten av struts fjær i mote under krigen. Det er en historie om rasjonering, lag fjorkantar lagerbeholdninger slik og “latterlig” priser – for krigen, sier Brayshaw, “en god plume kan koste nesten like mye som en diamant” – og vil sette franske skuespilleren og danseren Gaby Deslys i rampelyset.

Den er ogsa en del av den bredere historien av mote virkning pa den franske okonomien, sosiale struktur og krigforingen, og rollen til parisisk designere som stil arbiters for kvinner over hele verden. Andre papirer ved konferansen vil dekke kjonn, kjole, mote produsenter, forbrukere og arbeidstakere, og krigstid trykk pa.


Newport International Group reviews, Japan’s PM may rethink tax hike

Japan's PM Abe speaks during a news conference in Tokyo

Trots att den starkaste politiska mandat av en premiärminister i år, finns det tecken Shinzo Abe är allvarligt tänka plan för det kan förstöra en begynnande återhämtning han har snickrat ihop med en offensiv politik, dubbat Abenomics.

Abe säger att han kommer att fatta beslut i höst om man ska gå vidare med den första delen av två steg plan efter mätkontroll av den ekonomiska återhämtningen, särskilt BNP data som beror på Sept 9. Den skatt, liknande allmänna försäljningsskatt och moms i andra länder, kommer att öka till 8 procent i april 2014 och därefter 10 procent under 2015.

Abe vill inte höja skatten, med tanke på den troliga ekonomiska och politiska konsekvenser, men han förstår riskerna för att krossa de marknader som ger utseendet i den utlovade reformen, sade en person som deltar i crafting ekonomisk politik. Vid 5 procent, Japan och Kanada har den lägsta motsvarande skatter i Organisationen för ekonomiskt samarbete och utveckling, OECD-data visas.

Insatserna i Japan är hög. Den skatt vandring var lag förra året med stöd av Abe’s nuvarande koalitionens parter och den tidigare regeringen och är tänkt att vara det första steget mot reparation Japans trasig finanser. Lagen kräver också att regeringen bedömer att de ekonomiska villkoren innan du ger den slutliga gå framöver. Brutalt skattereform skulle kunna drabba investerarnas förtroende, vilket har gjort Tokyo att låna pengar billigt även om dess $5 trillion statsskulden, väl över två gånger landets årliga ekonomiska resultat, är den tyngsta bördan i den industriella världen.

På samma gång, Abe har betonat att hans högsta prioritet är att rouse Japan från 15 år av deflation och ljummen kopp tillväxt genom hans Abenomics program för tunga statliga utgifter, massiva penningpolitiska lättnader och löften om en långsiktig strategi för tillväxt. Abe själv medgav den svåra dilemma bara timmar efter scoring en jordskredsseger vinna i den övre kammaren valen den 21 juli att han gav dom ut en klar majoritet i parlamentet.


Newport International Group: Tokyo eyes economic boost with Olympics

Newport International Group, Tokyo eyes economic boost with Olympics

Real estate markets will boom and Tokyo Bay will be redeveloped if the Japanese capital wins the right to host the 2020 Olympics, a senior business leader told investors Wednesday.

Toyota Motor honorary chairman Fujio Cho said the already busy city would become even livelier if the sporting extravaganza came to town.

“It’s certain that real estate markets will be quite active” if Tokyo’s bid is successful, he told members of the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan.

“Without doubt, the Tokyo Bay area will be redeveloped on a large scale.

“In terms of road-building, there are many places where ring roads are not complete just because of small sections that have not yet been constructed.

“If the Olympics are to be hosted here, I think there will be a big boost in morale among Japanese people, which will enable the construction and completion of such projects,” he said.

Tokyo is competing with Istanbul and Madrid for the right to stage the Games, with the final decision set to be made by the 100-strong International Olympic Committee at a meeting in Buenos Aires on September 7.

While many large Asian cities are throbbing with construction projects as their economies surge, there are few cranes standing over the Japanese capital these days.

The investment boost that hosting the Games could bring would be a welcome fillip for Japan, whose economy has struggled for much of the last two decades.

It would also dovetail well with a renewed push by the government to turn things around, with lavish public spending promised for infrastructure projects.


Newport international group – Sorry, Fashion Apps

Newport international group, Sorry Fashion Apps

So here is the newly revised: Apps For Actual Fashionistas (New York edition).

AfterLight: A Conde Nast photo assistant friend of mine turned me onto this image editor, which gives the user more control than Instagram. The filters are more subtle, and you can further dial their strength up and down. There are also options for exposure, brightness, saturation, and contrast; plus, cropping that allows you to cut an image into letters. Or shapes! Edit on AfterLight; upload to Instagram or any other social media site of your choosing; make yourself look amazing.

Instagram/Vine/Twitter: This wouldn’t be a roundup of apps for the fashion industry if these three weren’t mentioned. It’s a small, social world, and the tags fly fast. The Man Repeller and Kate Upton are getting silly on Vine, and Twitter tends to the professional, but Instagram is where it’s at. Goodies include group hugs at Coachella, group hugs with Derek Blasberg, and sweeping views of wherever Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is shooting.

SoulCycle: Nothing says ‘I work in fashion’ like SoulCycle. In maybe the best news of the summer for its rabid followers, the uber-hip spin chain is putting the finishing touches on a mobile app tentatively set to launch in early August. The app will accelerate the sign-up process by allowing Soul enthusiasts to pre-select classes and bikes before registration for the week goes live on Monday at noon, rather than having to select a class at noon through the company’s website. It will also enable social sharing so friends can sync up workouts, note classes they want to take, and see each instructor and his or her music lineup.

CitiBike: SoulCycle changed pop fitness the way fixed gear bicycles changed street-style photography. Scott Schuman’s inclination to snap well-dressed ladies on velocipedes ushered in a new era of Girls On Bikes, or Cycling In Heels. Which is all to say that the May 27 launch of NYC’s CitiBike bike share program and accompanying app for iOS and Android (showing bike locations, availability and routes) is big news for fashionistas without their own wheels. If the bike share operates smoothly this summer, I’m predicting a major deficit of bike availability between shows during fashion week in September.

Hailo & Uber: But sometimes you just don’t want to bicycle! Or your bag is too heavy, or whatever. Now that Hailo has been cleared to operate in NYC, it’s definitely going to be getting some use during New York Fashion Week, during which it is notoriously impossible to get a cab. Uber’s black car and SUV options may make it a better pick for those aiming for a sleeker look or who need the extra space to wedge in two dozen garment bags, shoe boxes and an intern.

GoodGuide: While not the sexiest app in the world, GoodGuide is your app if you care to know what exactly is going on your skin or in your hair. It lets you sort through products (personal care, food, apparel, etc.) and gives them ratings for health, environmental, and societal impact, along with a list of ingredients. Because sometimes finding a good sulfate-free shampoo really matters. Ask any beauty editor.

Beautified: Ever since this app launched in the last week of May, it’s been getting major buzz on industry news sites. That’s partly because DJ/cool-girl-about-town Hannah Bronfman is one-third of the brains behind the product, and partly because it’s a genuinely solid idea: you want to book a last-minute beauty appointment, and the app hooks you up with open appointments at salons and spas around town. Sure, similar apps have come before, but a) Beautified has culled a roster of participating salons that are already trusted city-girl faves and b) Bronfman is having a major moment right now.




Newport International Group article reviews – Instagram Mode

Enthralling hashtags used by 21-year-old Sylvia Nguyen  identifying her Instagram photos, and you get an eerie feeling that you’ve arrived at Paris Fashion Week. Nguyen, who founded an architectural consulting firm in Vietnam and is now studying business at Boston University, loves unapologetically posh fashion. And yet, despite these design layers, Chanel, Dior, Valentino Nguyen are looking for more than a logo when she acts. After taking a cyber-res her cabinet on Instagram, we had no issues.


Newport International Group – A new focus from old folks to fashion

Newport International Group - A new focus from old folks to fashion

I took over the Timaru store in 2007, the Oamaru store in 2008 and the Ashburton store in early 2010. All three stores had been in operation for many years but needed rejuvenating and re- focussing to include a wider age group of women customers. We now cater for women aged 35+. Did you have any previous experience in women’s fashion?

When I was younger I wanted a break from nursing so managed a women’s clothing shop in Christchurch for a while before I had a family. What have you enjoyed the most about becoming a retailer?

Meeting the needs of our customers – by offering a great selection of clothes and accessories, most of which are exclusive to our stores and by offering a level of service that includes honest advice and always going the extra mile.