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EWD at the Accessorie Circuit

EWD at the Accessorie Circuit

There’s almost too much to write about after our first tradeshow in Manhattan. The thrill of being invited to exhibit at the Accessorie Circuit at the Javits Center, an honor for a brand less than a year old, was followed by weeks of preparation and planning. But like any new experience it’s hard to “know what you don’t know” and the experience itself was the best teacher. What we came to realize is that, beyond the sales and the experience of selling on a grand stage, being able to connect with like-minded young professionals and forming real relationships with them...

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Nantucket Vacation Recap

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Nantucket Vacation Recap

Nantucket, for as long as I’ve been aware of the tiny island off the Massachusetts coast, has been near the top of my must-visit list. Seeing pictures of the perfect New England houses with manicured lawns lined with every color of hydrangea, the cute cobblestone streets that had been there since 1659, has filled me with awe and I was so happy to have the opportunity to finally visit.    A few of my girlfriends have been going to Nantucket for a couple weekends every summer for years. A group of some of my favorite people spending a long weekend...

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10 Fashion Hot Takes for the 2019 CFDA Awards

10 Fashion Hot Takes for the 2019 CFDA Awards

The annual Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards is a (relatively) under the radar event compared to the Oscars or the Met Gala but there’s still a ton to see and plenty of coverage. Let’s shoot from the hip and fire off some Hot Takes! 10) The Camp theme from the Met Gala has carried into high fashion summer. 9) The Olsen twins need better clutches and we have the perfect one. 8) Makeup is not always a great addition. 7) It might be best to avoid any embellishment that could kill you if you fall. 6) "Oreo" is the new...

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Fast Fashion, Environmentally Responsible Economic Models, and Ellis Wilson Designs

Fast Fashion, Environmentally Responsible Economic Models, and Ellis Wilson Designs

An undercurrent roiling the fashion world has been getting more and more attention in the press: current economic models for successful fast fashion houses are wreaking havoc on the environment and notoriously politically progressive industry leaders are grappling with how to stay successful while also maintaining ethical standards in line with the 21st century consumer. Fashion purchases are irrational by nature. We buy a car because we need transportation, food because we need to eat, but our clothes and fashion accessories don’t fit the mold. Because they’re subject more to whim than necessity they trigger different parts of our brains. When...

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Southern Women: Confessions of a Yankee Husband on the Occasion of His One-Year Anniversary

Southern Women: Confessions of a Yankee Husband on the Occasion of His One-Year Anniversary

I’m not ashamed to admit that I bought Reese Witherspoon’s book, Whiskey in a Teacup, because in so many ways my wife is a riddle to me. The Southern Belle is no myth: they are pictures of perfection, flawless under fire. Queens of the scenes, they radiate warmth and congeniality at all times, strengthened by their friends, family, and the quiet faith that belies America’s true better angels. And did I mention their hair is epic? But hidden behind the hairpins and lightly lilting drawls is something much brighter that speaks to the evolution of the American landscape: these women...

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