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Walk of Fame
June Sales Up
CBS's Lingerie Show
Panties up for Grabs
Miami's Swimwear show
A New American
Berlin's Love Parade
Anands Iceland Party
The Salad Bra
Rio's Fashion Show
Woman's Wear Shows
Today's Stock Market Report:
Helium was up, feathers were down.
Paper was stationary.
Fluorescent tubing was dimmed in light trading.
Knives were up sharply.
Cows steered into a bull market.
Pencils lost a few points.
Hiking equipment was trailing.
Elevators rose, while escalators continued their slow decline.
Weights were up in heavy trading.
Light switches were off.
Mining equipment hit rock bottom.
Diapers remained unchanged.
Shipping lines stayed at an even keel.
The market for raisins dried up.
Coca Cola fizzled.
Caterpillar stock inched up a bit.
Sun peaked at midday.
Balloon prices were inflated.
Scott Tissue touched a new bottom.
And batteries exploded in an attempt to recharge the market.
us at the following shows 9/12
Aug. 4-6, Seattle
Market, Bruce Turner
New York Market Week
Aug. 15-19, Dallas Apparel Mart. Paula Allison Sales.
Aug 15-18, Southern Apparel Exhibitors, Ft. Lauderdale
Aug. 17-19, Marlboro, Ma. Woman's Wear Show
Aug. 16-19, Denver Market, Will & Jan Ward.
Aug. 18-20, Embassy Suites, Southfield, MI.
T.T Sales, firstname.lastname@example.org
Aug. 23-25 Billings, Montana, Woman's
Aug. 23-27, Chicago Apparel Center. Bill Riplinger
Steve Marsili, email@example.com
Aug 24-26, Kansas City Woman's Wear
Aug. 26-28, Albuquerque, NM. Woman's Wear Show
Japanese company offers cash reward for smokers who quit
It pays to quit smoking - and to snitch on those who don't.
The Japanese branch of a German lingerie company has begun rewarding employees who quit smoking 30,000 yen (dlrs 260) in cash, company spokeswoman Hiromi Shinta said Thursday.
Triumph International (Japan) Ltd. started the incentive program at its main Tokyo office and throughout its local sales offices in July. Of 400 eligible employees — half of whom are smokers_ 52 joined and no one has returned to smoking yet, she said.
"We have always had a non-smoking policy on company premises — this is just the next step," Shinta said.
The program also awards 10,000 yen (dlrs 86) to employees who report on colleagues breaking their word.
Smokers who don't uphold their end of the bargain risk losing their cash reward, as well as having to pay a fine. The spokeswoman would not confirm how much.
No more Naomi drama!
by Fashion Net News
And we're very sad to report that previous speculations about Naomi
Campbell's high-profile romance with ex-president Clinton appear to be
unfounded. Because apparently, Naomi has been spotted vacationing in Capri
with her old boyfriend, flamenco dancing lady-killer Joaquin Cortez. That
relationship ended in high drama in '95 as Naomi was rushed to the hospital
after a possible suicide attempt, while Cortez was kicking back with some
other bathing suit beauty. And sure enough - vacationing celebrity spies
reported that Ms Campbell was crying alone in a church a few days after the
Cortez sightings. When will that girl ever to learn to: a) Not repeat her
mistakes and b) Not have emotional outbursts in public?
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A New American
Fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg is among the newest citizens of the
The New Milford resident, who was born in Belgium, was among 72 other new citizens from 35 countries who attended a swearing-in ceremony at U.S. District Court in Bridgeport on Friday.
"She has been very successful and this is something she didn't have to do," said presiding Judge William Garfinkel. "The fact that she took the time to become a citizen speaks well of her."
Von Furstenberg, 56, became known in the 1970s for designing easy knit dresses, including the wrap dress. In the 1980s, she became involved in the cosmetic industry.
She returned to retail with the launch of the Diane von Furstenberg line of signature dresses in 1997.
Anands Iceland Party
New York-based Indian designer Anand Jon flew into Iceland for a few days to host a sensational party during Iceland Fashion Week.
The event, more art exhibition than fashion show, had models languishing on the bar and dotted around tables in the dimly lit dining room of Reykjavik's beautiful Borg hotel.
Anand showed favorites from previous collections as well as new pieces, all with one common denominator -- luxurious sex. Shredded leather tunics with wrist cuffs, tiny skirts with tinier tops, tight low-cut pants, evening dresses sewn around every curve and a beautiful fox trim coat in sheer silk with gold embroidery.
The designer is known for using rich fabrics such as cashmeres, alligator skin, silks, and lambskin. "My roots do influence my work a great deal. I come from exotica and I enjoy the richness but I also like a simplistic silhouette to provide balance," he said.
Berlin's "Love Parade"
Berlin became the world's biggest dance floor for a day, with hundreds of thousands of scantily clad
revelers flocking to the city's annual Love Parade to gyrate to the thunderous blare of techno music.
Around 40 trucks crammed with writhing dancers, some of electronic music's best-known DJs and thumping loudspeakers paraded from each end of the massive Tiergarten Park on Saturday, converging in the middle in a sea of
sequined bikinis and fluorescent hotpants.
The smell of marijuana hung in the air as a light rain fell, and although the crowds were smaller this year the parade lived up to its reputation for exhibitionist dancing and outrageous home-made fashions.
Denise and Anika, both 19, attracted attention with matching furry fluorescent yellow miniskirts and purple elastic bras.
"We made these ourselves but it went a bit wrong," shouted Denise, lifting the corner of her skirt to reveal a rough bit of stitching and a flash of thigh that was promptly sprayed with beer by an appreciative passerby.
The first Love Parade 13 years ago attracted just 150 people dancing up West Berlin's main shopping street behind a solitary float, and was intended as a demonstration for "tolerance, respect and understanding between nations".
This year's event proudly bears the motto "Access Peace", although world stability was not the first thing on the minds of
revelers at a party famed for its heady mix of primal tunes, mind-expanding drugs and loose libidos.
"I'm searching for boys," said Diana, 18, wandering through the bushes to the side of the main avenue with her phone number scribbled in red lipstick across her cleavage.
Colourfully painted revelers attend the 13th annual Love
Parade in Berlin in July last year. Several hundred thousand were expected
to party in the German capital on Saturday. (Bad for the Bra
Andy Weinstock has been in the fabric and textile business all his life, but professionally since 1969.
"I love what I do, selling fabrics around the globe. I've met lots of interesting, creative, dynamic
folks; some have become dear friends. I love to help new businesses find the things they need to become successful. It works for everyone."
You can ask Andy questions about Fabrics at
Greetings Andy, I have a friend I help out with from time to time
that is having a problem getting material for his rather outrageous
costumes and outfits that he creates. Is there somewhere on the eastern
seaboard that he can contact to get bright coloured fluffy durable
furrish type material?
I've made inquiries in Canada and the U.S. about this but with little
a hand if you can. warmest regards, Richard Ward
Dear Richard: have your friend visit www.big4fabrics.com
and www.peakfabrics.com . They both offer the faux fur fabrics. In addition, have your friend call Monterey Mill in Wisconsin at 608-754-2866. They too have exactly what you need. Good Luck, Andy
WE ARE IN THE LINGERIE BUSINESS IN SOUTH AMERICA, HOW EVER I LIVE IN THE U.S. AND ALWAYS HAVE. WE ARE LOOKING FOR CHIFFON , LACE, CHARMEUSE, AND SEVERAL FABRICS. WE WANT SOME NON STRETCH AND EVERY AND ALL WE HEAR IS WE HAVE STRETCH, WE FOUND SOME CHARMEUSE IN PLAIN COLORS AND WE WOULD LIKE TO HAVE SOME PRINT . PLEASE ADVISE. ED. THANK YOU
Dear Ed: to find the fabrics you want, you will have to attend some wholesale textile shows. The next one is in New York in October. To register and attend visit
www.fabricshow.com . To find the fabric you need now, visit
www.fabrics.net and visit their resource area. Good Luck, Andy
Dear Andy, I am looking for very fine lace for lingerie, in small quantity. I will try
the web source you recommended, fabrics.net, but I am wondering if you know
any other good sources. Thanks
Dear Miss Dolson: also visit www.heirloomsbysuzanna.com
. Also consider attending the International Fashion Fabric Expo to be held in New York City in October. For more info visit
www.fabricshow.com . See you there. Good Luck, Andy
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