Summer 2010 Trend Alert :: Statement Handbags

This summer, it’s all about arm candy!

Whether you’re a lover of the oversized style, a simple satchel or shoulder bag, a chic purse can add the perfect pop to any outfit.

This season, we’ve spotted celebs rocking fun trends–from colorful shoulder pouches to stylish top handle bags.

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Nordstrom Debuts Exclusive Twilight Collection

If you’re a Twilight fan, you may want to find your nearest Nordstrom store–and quickly.

Starting today, in stores and online at nordstrom.com/eclipse, Nordstrom will sell an exclusive collection, inspired by “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.” Set for a June 30 theatrical release, the movie will also partner with Nordstrom to give fans bonus freebies.

For example, select Nordstrom locations will offer customers advance movie screening passes as gifts with purchase. The department store will host in-store Twilight-inspired styling events in late June.

Plus, June 25-27, cast members of the third “Twilight” installment will visit the following Nordstrom stores.

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Summer 2010 Trend Alert :: Hair Accessories

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It’s summer—a time when everything cool and chic rules, especially in climates that really turn up the heat.

Recently, we’ve spotted celebs like Emily Blunt and Eva Herzigova keeping their tresses trendy and out of the way with to-die-for hair accessories.

Read more to check out our hot picks for the season to help you add fab finishing touches to your summer hair.

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It’s In The Bag For Lindsay

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Lindsay Lohan’s fashion line, 6126 LLC, has expanded into handbag territory.

Called the 6126 Handbag Collection, it packs a hefty design team led by Paz Shaked Wolf, former handbag designer for Tarina Tarantino and Dolce & Gabbana.  Lindsay Lohan will sit on the team as Creative Director and according to a 6126 release today, “will continue to be extremely hands-on in all aspects of the design and production of 6126.”

The collection launches Holiday 2010 and will retail at $165-$395. It will be sold alongside 6126 apparel and will target Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdales and other high-end specialty boutiques worldwide.

For Spring 2011, 7286–a seemingly more affordable version of the 6126  line, inspired by Marilyn Monroe–will launch at Dillard’s department stores across America. The handbag collection for the diffusion brand, named after Lindsay’s birthday, will retail at $168 and under.

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Department Stores Get Cultural This May

Department stores are celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month this May with a pretty impressive lineup of promotions.

For Nordstrom, it’s a knockout designer partnership with designer Phillip Lim, who has produced a limited-edition T-shirt exclusively for Nordstrom.

Going at $85-a-pop, it will be available at 16 Nordstrom stores and online at Nordstrom.com/apahm from May 1. All after-cost proceeds benefit OCA, a national organization dedicated to serving Asian Pacific Americans, says Nordstrom.

Also, Macy’s will launch its “Celebrates You” series of events–in-store gatherings that showcase Asian-Pacific American influences in fashion and style.

Local stylists will take participants to the runway for a fashion presentation featuring models from the National Association of Asian-American Professionals. In addition to the fashion show, attendees can get helpful makeup tips from Shiseido, who will be on hand for tutorials and one-on-one consultations at each event.

For more details, visit www.macys.com/asianheritage.

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BCBGMAXAZRIA In A Bottle! Fashion Brand to Launch Fragrance

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Ever wished you could bottle your fave fashion brand?

If you’re a BCBGMAXAZRIA fan, you’re in luck.

The BCBGMAXAZRIA fragrance for women will launch in March 2011 in BCBGMAXAZRIA branded boutiques worldwide, and in national department stores such as Macy’s, Nordstrom, Dillard’s, Bon Ton, Bloomingdale’s and Lord & Taylor.

BCBGMAXAZRIA also revealed that more than 1,000 specialty stores nationwide, including Sephora and Ulta, will stock the fragrance. Additionally, fashionistas worldwide will benefit from an international roll-out to Europe, Japan, Korea, Canada, Mexico, Australia and South America, as well as duty-free stores in the U.S. and Caribbean.

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Nordstrom, Nine West to Host Style Events

Fred Allan and Eric Daman

By now, you probably know that Nine West has specially designed a collection for Nordstrom stores.

To commemorate the partnership, they’re having a Spring celebration. Enter Fred Allard, Nine West Creative Director, and ELLE magazine and “Gossip Girl” costume designer, Eric Daman.

The duo will make appearances at select Nordstrom stores to promote the new collection, giving the inside scoop on styling tips and spring trends.

Mocktails, snacks, music and “other special treats” are part of the event lineup, says Nine West.

Read more to see when they’ll be in your city.

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