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BCBG Dresses for Every Party - LimeLife
Every couple months when I get a catalog with BCBG's latest styles in it, I start drooling, especially when it comes to their dresses. I want all of their dresses. When it comes to cute and classy dresses BCBG definitely takes the cake....
Boston Memorial Day Weekend Shopping Guide - Examiner.com
BCBG Max Azria - Take an additional 30 percent off select sale merchandise through Monday. 71 Newbury St, Boston. bcbg.com. Betsey Johnson - Take an additional 30 percent off all merchandise (excludes lingerie, jewelry and swimwear in stores,...
Nini's Boutique Exchange allows fashion faux pas to be redeemed ... - Honolulu Star-Bulletin
Shelves are full of Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Fendi purses, while dress racks bear labels ranging from BCBG to Rebecca Taylor and Diane Von Furstenberg. On Monday, the No. 1 day for drop-offs, I just missed the arrival of a batch of Juicy Couture and...
Monroe outlet mall names tenants - Bizjournals.com
The list of stores will include: BCBG Max Azria, Brown Shoe Closet, Cole Haan, Easy Spirit, Ecco, Factory Brand Shoes, Gymboree Outlet, Hugo Boss, Le Creuset, Naturalizer, Nike Factory Store and Totes/Sunglass World. The center's food merchants will...
IZOD Announces Primary Sponsorship of Vision Racing's #21 Car To ... - PR Newswire (press release)
... Kenneth Cole New York, Kenneth Cole Reaction, unlisted, A Kenneth Cole Production, BCBG Max Azria, BCBG Attitude, MICHAEL Michael Kors, Sean John, Chaps, Donald J. Trump Signature Collection, JOE Joseph Abboud, Tommy Hilfiger, DKNY and Timberland....
Spend V Save: BCBG Blue Dress - FemaleFirst.co.uk
Nobody does sexy like BCBG Max Azria and this striking blue dress proves that showing a little bit of skin subtly is the best way to go. The deep V-neck means that the model is showing a fair bit of skin up top but the contrast between that and the...
Friday Five: 5 ways to wear green this summer - Orlando Sentinel
I saw this BCBG number last week and I can't stop thinking about it. Knife-pleated ruffles edge the neckline and attached ties cinch the empire waist. Thank god they didn't have my size because I didn't have the asking price. $218....
Selena Gomez Develops Passion for Designer Heels - AceShowbiz
And when it comes to her favorite brand, Selena opened up, "I really like BCBG, that's my favorite line. I also like Nine West. And I probably own about 20 pairs of Converse. I love wearing them with shorts, capris and even dresses....
Street Cam: Emily Resling - Austin American-Statesman
The social strategist and aunt to namesake Max is wearing a BCBG dress, vintage lace-up boots she estimates to be 35-plus years old ("they've seen a lot of street!"), a red jade bracelet and red earrings she's had since high school....
Two new stores opening at FSK Mall - Frederick News Post (subscription)
DSW offers brands including Cole Haan, BCBG Paris, Etienne Aigner, Marc Jacobs and Converse. Bolton's features designer and brand name women's fashions. The 3800-square-foot store will be the retailer's first Maryland location....

Anna Jagodzinska

Anna Jagodzinska (born September 12, 1987) is a Polish fashion model. She has appeared on the covers of Italian, Australian, and German Vogue, L'Officiel, Revue de Modes, and Japanese Numéro. As of March 2009, she was ranked #11 among models at the website models.com.

Jagodzinska was born September 12, 1987 in Sierpc, Poland. She signed with Next Model Management in 2003, and made her runway debut at Pringle of Scotland's Fall 2003 show. Later that year, she moved to New York City. During Spring 2004 fashion weeks (September 2003), she modeled for DKNY and Marc by Marc Jacobs. Her breakthrough year was 2004; she walked for Alexander McQueen, Burberry, Chanel, Marni, and Prada during Fall 2004 fashion weeks. That year, she also appeared in editorials in W, Vogue Italia, and i-D, and modeled in advertisements for BCBG Max Azria, Moschino Cheap & Chic, and Pollini.

In 2005, she appeared on the covers of French Revue de Modes, Australian Vogue, and L'Officiel. She also appeared in a British Vogue editorial. She walked in fashion shows for Derek Lam, Diane Von Furstenberg, Marc Jacobs, and Peter Som. Finally, she did modeling for the fragrance Moschino Funny and for the Neiman Marcus catalog. In 2006, Jagodzinska appeared on the cover of German Vogue and in a Vogue Italia editorial. She also continued to appear in ads for Moschino and modeled in H&M's spring ad campaign. Jagodzinska then took a break from modeling to focus on academics.

She made a "meteoric return" to modeling in February 2008, when she walked in Fall 2008 fashion shows for Balenciaga, Chanel, Givenchy, Louis Vuitton, and others. Later that year, she appeared on the covers of Japanese Numéro and Vogue Italia. She also did editorial work in Numéro, Vogue Paris, Japanese Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, and V. Jagodzinska appeared in 58 shows for Spring 2009 fashion week. She modeled in twelve advertising campaigns for spring 2009.

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Suvi Koponen

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Suvi Maria Koponen (born March 26, 1988 in Vantaa, Finland) is a Finnish fashion model who rose to fame after winning the 2005 Mallikoulu (Model School in English) contest in Finland, which can be compared with America's Next Top Model, although it is not affiliated with the Top Model franchise.

Koponen has established a credible modeling career. She has worked for numerous designers including Anna Sui, Vera Wang, Marc Jacobs, Donna Karan, Anne Klein, Blumarine, Miu Miu, BCBG Max Azria, Calvin Klein, Louis Vuitton, Nina Ricci and Prada. Koponen has also had an editorial in the French Vogue shot by David Sims. Koponen has also appeared in the American Vogue and made the cover of Vogue Portugal in March 2008.

In 2005 Koponen won the televised Mallikoulu ("Model School") contest. She got a model contract with Finnish Paparazzi agency. Koponen made her runway debut at the major Fashion Weeks during the Fall/Winter 06/07 runway season, but it was not until the following season that she truly broke out, walking exclusively for Prada and Miu Miu. Paul Rowland, the founder of Supreme, met Suvi for the first time in New York. He designed a unique hairstyle for her and famously told Miuccia Prada: "I have got a new star for you." She was also on the cover of Finnish magazine Pàp in November 2005 and also in 2006. Later the same year, she appeared on the cover of Amica magazine (Germany) and in print ads for Anteprime. After 2006 Koponen became recognised internationally.

In 2007 Koponen appeared in five editorials for French, British, Italian, and American Vogue. She became the face of Balenciaga fall campaign and replaced Natalia Vodianova as the face of the Calvin Klein collection. In February 2007 she walked the runways for Chanel, Hermès, Jil Sander, and Nina Ricci, among others. She appeared on cover of French Vogue Beaute and opened the Jill Stuart, Marc by Marc Jacobs, and Marni fashion shows and closed the Nina Ricci show in Paris. She appeared on cover of Dazed & Confused in April 2007. In fall 2007 she became the face of Blumarine spring ad-campaign alongside Bette Franke and starred in the Mulberry fall ad-campaign alongside Caroline Trentini. In fall 2008 Suvi was the face of Calvin Klein in a campaign shot by Fabien Baron.

In August 2007 New York Magazine chose "The Top Ten Models to Watch This Fashion Week" and placed Koponen on third.

In September 2007 she was named one of British Vogue's “Head Girls,” a model to watch out for in the upcoming season. She also opened the Reem Acra spring show in New York and closed the Carolina Herrera, Jill Stuart and DKNY spring shows in New York. Later that month she opened the Alberta Ferretti, Anna Molinari, Fendi and Just Cavalli shows in Milan and closed the Alberta Ferretti, Alessandro Dell’Acqua and Roberto Cavalli shows also in Milan.

She is signed with the model agencies Supreme (New York), Women Model Management (Milan and Paris), Premier (London), Paparazzi (Helsinki), Stockholmsgruppen Models 2pm management (Copenhagen) and IMM - International Model Management.

In February 2008 Mtv3 aired a documentary about her and Koponen said that she doesn't "care about weight things, but it's more important to me that I'm happy and I feel good. What happens to my body is going to happen and people have to live with that or I'll quit this job." Koponen also became the face of Blumarine again and appeared topless on the cover of Purple magazine.

Finnish professionals Outi Broux and Riku Campo ranked her number one on their Finland's most successful models list. "Since the 70-80's no one has been as successful as Suvi," Outi said simply.

Koponen lives in New York and is close friends with well-known models Behati Prinsloo, Irina Kulikova, Catherine McNeil, Alana Zimmer and Alyona Osmanova.

She is interested in shopping for novelty T-shirts.

Koponen has “5” tattooed on the middle of her back, both the number of people in her family and her lucky number.

Her favorite place is the Maldives, where she shot a British Vogue editorial.

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Karen Elson

Karen Elson (born 14 January 1979 in Oldham, Greater Manchester, England) is a British model and singer. Her trademarks are her red hair and her eyebrows, which fashion photographer Steven Meisel once persuaded her to shave off.

Elson has walked the runways of many top fashion designers including Marc Jacobs (which she did while pregnant), Jean-Paul Gaultier, Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana and Versace. She has appeared in international campaigns for Yves Saint Laurent, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Louis Vuitton, Versace, Christian Dior, Burberry and Chanel, to name a small number. She has also been on the covers of many international magazines such as Vogue, W, Dazed & Confused, Numéro, Marie Claire, Elle, and others.

In 1998 she won model of the year at the VH1 fashion awards (the year after Kate Moss won). In 2005, Elson won the British Fashion Award for Best Model, over fellow catwalkers Lily Donaldson and Danny Beauchamp.

Elson has been (and still is) quite vocal about how damaging the fashion industry can be to young women and their body image. In 2002 she admitted that she had struggled with eating disorders since the age of seven but her issues with food increased once her career took off.

Elson is currently a creative director and performer with the New York City based political cabaret troupe The Citizens Band, appearing with them at various nightlife hotspots as well as the downtown power-house gallery Deitch Projects. Critical response to Karen's performances have been unequivocally positive, with the press frequently commenting on her striking vocal skills. As one of the leaders of The Citizens Band she has performed a variety of songs including well received covers of The Velvet Underground, Kurt Weill, Elvis Presley, Mimi and Richard Fariña, Pete Seeger, Leonard Cohen, Neil Young and Marlene Dietrich. Her cover of The Velvet Underground's "Candy Says" is available on The Citizen Band's MySpace page. Short samples of her performances are available on the troupe's website as well.

She has also appeared in many short films and videos, including the music video for The White Stripes's "Blue Orchid", directed by Floria Sigismondi. She has also appeared in fashion films such as Cyril Guyot's Tom Ford Is Missing, Steven Meisel and Darren Lew's War Opera, Nick Knight's Andy Warhol-inspired series More Beautiful Women, Craig McDean's 48 Girls, Thomas Lenthal's Yves Saint Laurent Printemps-Été 2006, Tim Walker's Pictures, and Bruce Weber's Petit Fleur, Harlequin, Voodoo Daddy, Closer Walk With Thee and Karen's Boogie (all films were made in conjunction with W as a tribute to New Orleans). Elson has been featured in commercials for Max Azria's BCBG line and Kose cosmetics. She has also appeared in the short film Lay Down Lean, a project by the experimental filmmaking team The Belles Of The Black Diamond Field.

As of October 23, 2008 Elson has been managing a vintage boutique in Nashville, Tennessee with Venus & Mars' Amy Patterson.. The boutique is called Venus & Mars- The Showroom and features "high end rare vintage garments and adornments to cheap and cheerful vintage dress and jewels.".

She is also known as a singer and performer. While dating Smashing Pumpkins guitarist James Iha in 2001 she took an interest in music. In 2003 she contributed backing vocals to a remix of Robert Plant's "Last Time I Saw Her" off of Plant's album Dreamland. By 2004 the pair had recorded a couple of songs but they were never released. In 2005 a personal recording of Elson singing was made available on a CD accompanying the August 2005 issue of Uncut magazine (the song was titled "Coming Down"). It wasn't until 2006 that Elson received attention, singing the provocative "I Love You (Me Either)" with Cat Power on Monsieur Gainsbourg Revisited, a tribute album to French singer/songwriter Serge Gainsbourg. In July 2008 she accompanied She & Him during a live show in Nashville, Tennessee, performing "Tennessee Waltz" alongside Zooey Deschanel.

As a child she went to North Chadderton School in Chadderton with her twin sister, model Kate Elson.

Elson gave birth to the couple's first child, daughter Scarlett Teresa, on 2 May 2006 in Tennessee. The couple's second child, a boy, named Henry Lee, was born on 7 August 2007.

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Max Azria

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Max Azria is a fashion designer of Tunisian descent who founded the popular midscale women's clothing line BCBG in 1989.

Max Azria's wife Lubov Azria runs all aspects of the company with him, she decides on the style influences for each season and the store decor.

BCBG was designed to bring European sophistication to American women. BCBG's trendy, chic, and unique styles and patterns were immediately popularized in California and throughout the West Coast, becoming particularly favored in Washington, Arizona and Nevada. After the company opened a flagship store in New York City, BCBG became internationally known in the fashion world.

Max Azria later created an upscale collection known as The Max Azria Collection sold only through selected company-owned boutique stores, before launching BCBGirls, BCBG//Attitude, To The Max, Parallel and acquiring the Hervé Léger label. The company has recently taken over the Rave, G+G, and Ravegirls stores and created Max Rave - a line of clothes that are for juniors and are accessible at more affordable prices than the couture brands but with the same high quality. The company opened its first freestanding "Max Azria" boutique on Los Angeles' Melrose Avenue in 1993. Newly added are shops in West Palm Beach, New York's SoHo, Montreal and Southern California's Newport Beach. More recently the BCBG Max Azria brand sells in the United Kingdom as a concession within Harvey Nichols stores in London, Manchester, Leeds and Edinburgh. BCBG Max Azria also operates stores in France, Belgium, Italy, and Switzerland.

One feature of Max Azria's boutiques is the very restrictive return policy on their products, in that they do not allow any refunds at all, and in many cases, no exchanges of any kind are allowed either. While this is common in smaller single store operations, it is considered rare in larger American retail outlets. Some stores will have the customer sign a specially marked receipt (waiver) acknowledging the no return and/or exchange policy prior to actually initiating the sale.

Max Azria is popular among many young celebrities including Paris Hilton, Fergie, Lindsay Lohan, Sarah Martineau, Jessica Simpson, Miley Cyrus and Sophia Bush.

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List of Fall 2008 New York Fashion Week fashion shows

This is a list of Fall 2008 New York Fashion Week fashion shows. This list includes shows on the official schedule (^ ) and those reviewed at style.com (^ ).

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Phillips-Van Heusen

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Phillips-Van Heusen Corporation (IPA: ˈfɪlɪps vɑn ˈhøːsən) (NYSE: PVH) is an apparel company, and the world's largest shirt company. It owns brands such as Calvin Klein, Van Heusen, Izod, Arrow, Bass and licenses brands such as Geoffrey Beene, BCBG Max Azria, Chaps, Sean John, Kenneth Cole New York, JOE Joseph Abboud and MICHAEL Michael Kors.

Phillips-Van Heusen's main headquarters are located in Manhattan, with administrative offices in Bridgewater, New Jersey, and Los Angeles, California.

Additional distribution facilities in the United States are located in Brinkley, Arkansas; Austell, Georgia; Jonesville, North Carolina; Breinigsville, Reading and Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania; and Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Phillips-Van Heusen has several sourcing facilities worldwide. These facilities are located in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, China, Honduras, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia, Mongolia, Singapore, Thailand and Taiwan.

The corporation employs over 12,000 people worldwide.

The history of Phillips-Van Heusen can be traced back to 1876, when G. H. Bass began his shoe manufacturing company in Maine. Separately, John M. Van Heusen and Isaac Phillips met and formed the Phillips-Van Heusen Corporation, and Vin Draddy acquired the rights to the Izod name in the early 1900s.

In 1881, Moses Phillips and his wife Endel began sewing shirts by hand and selling them from pushcarts to local Pottsville, Pennsylvania anthracite coal miners. This grows into a shirt business in New York City that places one of the first ever shirt ads in the Saturday Evening Post.

The Phillips-Van Heusen Corporation received a patent for a self-folding collar in 1919, which was released to the public in 1921 and was successful. The first collar attached shirt was introduced in 1929.

The Bass Weejun was introduced in 1936. Geoffrey Beene shirts were launched in 1982.

In 1987, Phillips-Van Heusen acquired G.H. Bass. In 1995, the corporation acquired the Izod brand, followed by the Arrow brand in 2000, and the Calvin Klein company in 2002.

After acquiring Superba, Inc. in January 2007, PVH now owns necktie licenses for brands such as Arrow, DKNY, Tommy Hilfiger, Nautica, Perry Ellis, Ted Baker, Michael Kors, JOE Joseph Abboud, Original Penguin and Jones New York.

The corporation will begin making men's apparel under the Timberland name in 2008, with women's apparel to follow in 2009, under a licensing agreement.

Phillips-Van Heusen provides products to many popular department stores, such as Macys, Kohls, and Dillards, both through its own labels and private label agreements.

Phillips-Van Heusen also sells its products directly to customers through about 700 outlet stores under the brand names Van Heusen, IZOD, Bass, and Calvin Klein. The outlet stores provide product not available through other retailers, such as the clothing available at Bass clothing stores.

These stores will sell the full range of Calvin Klein product at full price, differing from existing outlet stores. The stores will be about 10,000 square feet (930 m2).

Phillips-Van Heusen is closing its Geoffrey Beene outlet retail division by the end of fiscal year 2008. Approximately 25 percent of the Geoffrey Beene outlet stores will become Calvin Klein stores, while the remaining 75 percent of store will close entirely. The company will continue to license the Geoffrey Beene brand name for Geoffrey Beene brand dress shirts and men's sportswear until at least 2013.

Historically, Phillips-Van Heusen has not had a strong advertising presence of its own, preferring to let its department store customers market their products within its stores.

On October 4, 2007, Phillips-Van Heusen took over naming rights to the Meadowlands arena which changed the name to the IZOD CENTER formly Continental Airlines Arena. The name became effective on October 31, 2007. The corporation will pay about $1.3 million a year over the next five years for the naming rights, and will handle marketing for arena events.

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