Sunday, September 16, 2012

Neiman Marcus fashion director Ken Downing announces the FALL 2012 trends

Neiman Marcus fashion director Ken Downing announces the FALL 2012 trends, and we love to share, so here they are!

MIXED GREENS: Solo or in combination, greens spruce up any wardrobe.
BORROWED FROM THE BOYS: Menswear influences tailor-made for her.
THE JACKET: Goes over everything—keep it top of mind.
THE LEATHER LEG: Second-skin tight or cut like a trouser, leather has legs.
THE SMOKING SLIPPER: The luxury loafer is flat-out chic.
NAVY: THE NEW NEUTRAL: Pair it up with black or brights.
DIGITAL PRINTS: Patterns made modern.
THE HIGH-IMPACT HANDBAG: Size and details matter.

BROOCHES: One adds newness, a cluster adds drama.

THE FALL FACE: Get juiced with the cherry lip.

Monday, September 10, 2012

"Love flies in for the weekends, sometimes on Valujet"

"Love flies in for the weekends, sometimes on Valujet"

Yes, I lifted that line from one of Rick Bragg's famous books, I just can't remember which one! But when we met Elizabeth from Pennsylvania last week, the line seemed to fit. She was in town to visit her boyfriend, a local guy, and we caught her cute at the the Patton Creek Shopping Center.

She was a dear and let us snap a cell phone pic of her adorable high heels. Who says all the fashion is in NYC?

Monday, September 3, 2012

It's Fashion Week and Belk is celebrating with Fashion's Night Out in Birmingham

It's Fashion Week people! And since we can't all go to NYC and see shows by people like TADASHI SHOJI and BCBGMAXAZRIA, Belk is bringing NYC's Fashion's Night Out to Birmingham. Swag? Yes. Delish treats and refreshing drinks? Check. Great fashion presentations? Of course!

Belk Brings New York’s Fashion’s Night Out 2012 Party to
Birmingham Store at The Summit on Sept. 6

Register to win a trip for two to Charleston Fashion Week during iconic fashion extravaganza

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Sept 3, 2012 – If you love fashion as much as we do, your favorite brands and designers are like your good friends. So, come party with Belk as we present an entire evening of fashion-centric activities Thursday, Sept. 6, from 6-9 p.m. during our celebration of New York’s Fashion’s Night Out. Birmingham’s own Megan LaRussa, style coach and stylist from Southern Femme, will be on hand to present the hottest looks for fall at 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in the Statements Shop at Belk at the Summit in Birmingham when Belk brings New York’s Fashion’s Night Out to the South.

“Fashion’s Night Out is one of the many ways Belk will showcase this season’s hottest looks now arriving in our stores,” said Arlene Goldstein, vice president of trend merchandising and fashion direction for Belk. “This season you will see four key Belk Style Statements: My Fair Lady, Town and Country, Mod Modern and Vivid. This is a perfect time to update your wardrobe with fall’s best offerings and enjoy a festive atmosphere with a special Southern style that only Belk can bring.”

Featured Looks:
Tahari mustard pleated shift
Bags, Katie Kalsie
Suede "Sadie" in jade

Suede "Melissa" in rust
Each Katie Kalsie bag features two hand 
painted leather straps

Willow & Clay lace skirt

Belk at The Summit will debut the latest in fall fashions as Belk celebrates in style. The first 100 event guests will receive a free chic train case.  Customers will also get a taste of NYC with cupcakes from Magnolia Bakery, candy from Dylan’s Candy Bar and a signature Frrrozen Hot Chocolate from Serendipity 3. In celebration of Fashion’s Night Out, Belk guests may register to win a VIP trip for two to Charleston’s Fashion Week 2013.  See store for official rules and trip details.

Guests of Belk at The Summit can indulge their sweet tooth and sense of style at these great brand shops: French Connection, St. John, Eileen Fisher and Ladies’ Shoes. Attendees can have a celebrity experience while they walk the red carpet, located in our Free People shop, and take home a photo souvenir.

Fashionistas never forget beauty. Guests can visit the Estée Lauder counter for a free polish changeand experience Pure Color Nail Lacquer with True Vision Technology to transform ordinary color into extraordinary.  Plus, receive a free Intense Double-Ended Kajal Eye Pencil with your make-up consultation.  One per customer.  While supplies last.

Fashion’s Night Out, is a global shopping event coordinated in the U.S. by Vogue magazine, the Council of Fashion Designers of America, NYC & Company and the City of New York. First launched in 2008 and billed as “the best fashion party in history,” Fashion’s Night Out celebrates personal style and boasts more than 100 participating retailers across the nation, including this year’s addition of e-tailers.

The Summit, 221 Summit Boulevard, Birmingham