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For Software Makers Powering Designs At Fashion Houses, China's The Next Big Market - Forbes

Its a specialty business that Centric carved out starting in 2005, and its now raised $24 million to hit the hot market for retail: China. Chinas where the growth is in fashion, especially in private label brands, Centric believesstarting with 30,000 private label brands sold in the big retailers. Private labels are twice as lucrative to a retailer than selling clothes by someone else, so everyone from retail chains to suppliers are getting into the game. Thats why Fung Capitals co-led Centrics Series D round alongside Silver Lake Waterman and with existing partners Oak Investment Partners and Masthead Partnersas the investment arm of $20 billion (revenue) supplier and retailer Li & Fung Li & Fung Limited, Fung Capital invests in B2B companies that can help with its contracts with other retailers and across its own 4,000 stores. Chinas becoming a product brand and retail nation, says Centric CEO Chris Groves, where much of fashions future will lie.
Source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/alexkonrad/2014/07/29/fashion-software-raises-millions-to-tackle-china/

?Fashion First Aid?s 6 Secrets for Seamless Summer Travel

According to the Salt Lake Comic Con organizers, This cease and desist order is baseless and has been attempted before by this organization and has failed. Our primary concern is our fans and making sure we provide them with an event that allows them to meet, greet and get up close and personal with their favorite celebrities and pop culture icons, said Dan Farr, Salt Lake Comic Con Founder and Show producer. Were puzzled why Salt Lake Comic Con was apparently singled out amongst the hundreds of Comic Cons around the country and the world. We intend to vigorously defend ourselves from this frivolous action. Its not uncommon for bigger businesses to try to bully smaller competitors like this. Id guess the San Diego fashion designers Comic Con organizers expected the smaller event in Salt Lake City to cower and run for cover. Instead, Salt Lake Comic Con, in true superhero-fashion, put their hands on their hips, struck a power pose, shined light on the situation, and has generated a lot of very positive response in the press to their positionsomething every small business owner in this situation can learn from. According to co-founder, Bryan Brandenburg, San Diego Comic Con attempted to trademark Comic Con in 1995 and the application failed.
Source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/tykiisel/2014/07/29/salt-lake-comic-con-facing-down-the-800-pound-gorilla/

Salt Lake Comic Con: Facing Down The 800-Pound Gorilla - Forbes

What to wear at the OC Fair Ellis McCurdy of Long Beach wore tall lace-up boots and short shorts. Boots are the most comfortable for me, she said. ANA VENEGAS, STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Related article Fashion bears the heat well, especially at the Orange County Fair. Short shorts are a staple in the sea of fairgoers, but you can spot those who are just not happy with dressed-down T-shirts and want to get a bit dressed up. A few fashion gems can be found adorning those who stand out smartly from the crowd.
Source: http://www.ocregister.com/entertainment/fashion-630091-dressed-fair.html

Maternity fashion: 4 must-have looks for new moms! | Mile High Mamas

Beauty The journey to motherhood is sweet and memorable for some and for others its a slog through morning sickness, swelling feet, and body dysmorphia. There are probably women sitting proudly in both camps. I myself was never one to talk about how much I loved being pregnant. It was an uncomfortable experience with many weird side effects. But, the blessed thing is, it only last 9 months and when youre done your life is changed forever by the sweetest baby youll ever hold in your arms. One of the more obvious changes your body makes is your ever expanding tummy. Its adorable to see on other women, but its sometimes difficult to manage when its you experiencing it.
Source: http://www.milehighmamas.com/blog/2014/07/29/maternity-fashion/

What to wear at the OC Fair - The Orange County Register

Theyre a perfect pair to solve the problem of summer heat and stinky people. Ketchum, ID (PRWEB) July 28, 2014 Whether packing for a summer road trip, a weekend getaway, a business trip or an extended vacation, packing quickly, lightly and adequately will make your travels much more pleasant. Fashion First Aid Founder, Kim Castellano, aka Honest Kim, offers her top six tips and tricks to help travelers look, feel and smell great while on the road. 1) Invest in a Timeless Tote A nice, but not too nice, bag appropriate for the trip is a must-have. I use a timeless leather tote that I purchased in Guatemala back in the late 1990s.
Source: http://www.prweb.com/releases/FashionFirstAid/SummerPackingTips/prweb12052186.htm

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