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TOUCH BY ALYSSA MILANO APPAREL CELEBRATES DALE EARNHARDT JR.’S DAYTONA 500 WIN

Posted on February 25th, by HeatherZeller in BLOG. No Comments

Alyssa Milano first brought her Touch sports fashion line to NASCAR fans last Summer, offering a range of women’s apparel personalized to ten drivers. The brand recently introduced its latest NASCAR-themed styles, with the launch of a new Spring 2014 collection.

Long sleeve tees, short sleeve tees, full-zip hoodies and tie-front tanks, are among the updated fashions. Items feature color blocking, stripes and design details such as driver names and numbers. Fans can shop the complete Spring line here.

To commemorate Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s 2014 Daytona 500 win, Touch by Alyssa Milano also released special event apparel. Pieces feature a red, black and white color scheme, embellished with Daytona 500 and driver graphics. Check it out:

Touch by Alyssa Milano Dale Earnhardt Jr. 2014 Daytona 500 Champion Ladies Nubby Tri-Blend Full Zip Hoodie ($59.95)

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ATHLETES LINE ARMANI SHOW FRONT ROWS AT MILAN FASHION WEEK

Posted on February 25th, by HeatherZeller in BLOG. No Comments

Following a strong sports presence at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York, athletes have lined show front rows, as the latest trends are being showcased in Milan. During Milan Fashion Week, Armani in particular has been a draw for athletes.

The Italian designer has experience working within the sports world. The fashion house sponsors the EA7 Emporio Armani Olimpia Milano basketball team, and the squad made an appearance at the recent Emporio Armani F/W 2014 show. Armani also served as an official outfitter at the Winter Games, supplying the sports wear and formal wear worn by the Italian team’s Olympic athletes in Sochi.

Following his silver and bronze medal wins in Sochi, Olympic alpine ski racer, Christof Innerhofer, was on-hand to view the Emporio Armani collection. Innerhofer is a fan of the brand and has participated in a modeling campaign for Armani. As he explained … Read More »



A GLAM SLAM TALKS CITI, SOCHI & SKATING WITH OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST EVAN LYSACEK

Posted on February 24th, by HeatherZeller in BLOG, INTERVIEWS. 1 Comment

Evan Lysacek’s gold medal-winning figure skating performance was among the most memorable moments of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. Though an injury kept the Olympic champ off-the-ice in Sochi, he was still a presence there, taking in the Games from a different perspective. His duties included serving as a correspondent for NBC’s “TODAY” show, tackling topics from skating to fashion.

Fans have also seen him appear in Citi’s “Every Step of the Way” campaign commercial, which aired throughout the Olympics. Since 2006, Lysacek has dedicated time to the Figure Skating in Harlem organization, helping young skaters to achieve success in the sport and beyond.

A Glam Slam caught up with Evan to talk about the Citi “Every Step of the Way” program, his experience in Sochi, figure skating results, and those famous Ralph Lauren Opening Ceremony sweaters. Check it … Read More »



SOCHI OLYMPICS STYLE RECAP: FROM GOLDEN MOMENTS TO FASHON FAUX PAS

Posted on February 22nd, by HeatherZeller in BLOG. No Comments

The Olympics take place on a grand stage and companies are tasked with designing apparel for athletes that merges technical innovations with a memorable style. At the Winter Games, competitions were marked by sartorial displays of team pride from countries across the globe. The Sochi style spectrum ranged from elegant ensembles to garish garb, from wardrobe wins to costume controversies. Athletes, and commentators as well, added their own flair in the form of hairstyles, helmets and other adornments.

From the Opening Ceremony and beyond, A Glam Slam broke down Sochi’s golden style moments, as well as the looks that failed to make the podium.

Norwegian Curling Team pants: The team first debuted their wildly patterned pants from Loudmouth Golf, during the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver. The trousers quickly became a fashion sensation and a team trademark. Leading up to the Sochi Games, fans … Read More »



SOCHI’S SARTORIAL STAR: ALL OF JOHNNY WEIR’S OLYMPIC FASHIONS

Posted on February 21st, by HeatherZeller in BLOG. No Comments

Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski quickly became Sochi fan favorites, as they balanced their colorful personalities with on-point expert analysis. The transition to commentating was a natural fit for the Olympic skaters. Their undeniable chemistry, paired with their dramatic and perfectly planned fashion choices, provided as much entertainment as the figure skating performances. As they told Today.com, their Olympic wardrobe included: “8 suitcases with 22 pairs of shoes, 10 pounds of jewelry, 25 blazers, 4 fur coats (all Johnny’s), 6 pairs of leather pants, and 9 high-end purses.”

(photo via @taralipinski)

Costumes on-the-ice ranged from elegant to outlandish, yet they were often overshadowed by Weir’s style choices. He’s no stranger to the fashion world. His competitive costumes were always a hot topic and this year he helped to design the outfit worn by Sochi men’s figure skating gold medalist, Yuzuru Hanyu. Outside of the sport, Weir’s fashion resume … Read More »



LEBRON JAMES COVERS GQ MAGAZINE’S MARCH ISSUE

Posted on February 18th, by HeatherZeller in BLOG. No Comments

GQ magazine has tapped LeBron James to cover the March issue, which includes a celebration of NBA style. The men’s fashion publication has often lauded LeBron’s fashion sense. He recently snagged the top spot on GQ’s list of “The 20 Most Stylist Athletes of 2013,” where it was noted that “Whether it’s his on-court tenacity or off-court kits, he goes hard both ways.” Like many of his NBA competitors, James’ style took time to evolve and he’s had help from his stylist, Rachel Johnson. The magazine also takes a look at his sartorial highs and lows throughout the years. Check it out here.

Style aside, the cover story has James discussing a range of topics, from fatherhood and family, to expectations and “The Decision.” To read the full piece, visit here.

To accompany the article, James is featured in a fashion spread, shot … Read More »



TARGET LAUNCHES A LINE INSPIRED BY SPORTS ILLUSTRATED SWIMSUIT EDITION

Posted on February 18th, by HeatherZeller in BLOG. No Comments

Swimsuit designers often experience a surge in suit sales, after securing a coveted spot within the pages of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition. Kate Upton’s 2012 cover suit sold out in nearly 20 minutes, as readers are often seeking styles similar to those worn by the Sports Illustrated models. The magazine’s 50th Anniversary issue is available on newsstands today, and with it comes a set of affordable suits. To celebrate the anniversary, Target has debuted an exclusive line inspired by the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition, and dubbed the “Golden Anniversary Collection.”

The limited-edition, 10-piece line includes both bikini and one-piece styles. The suits boast a black, white and gold color scheme, decorated with details like lace, studs, fringe, and sequins. Prices range from $14.99 to $29.99.

The “Golden Anniversary Collection” is available at U.S. Target stores and online here. Below is a preview of the featured styles:

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2014 NBA ALL-STAR FASHION GAME

Posted on February 17th, by HeatherZeller in BLOG. No Comments

The NBA’s stars gathered in New Orleans for All-Star Weekend 2014, where the festivities centered around fashion as much as basketball. The league’s top players have a flair for the dramatic on-court, with sartorial skills off-court to match. A colorful range of All-Star kicks and socks were introduced, and fans saw them in action throughout the weekend. For a closer look at the shoe styles, visit here.

Stylists and custom tailors were present as well, to help perfect innovative looks for their clients. The weekend even featured an “All-Star Style Suite,” where stylists Calyann Barnett, Khalilah Beavers, Courtney Mays and Brandon Williams of WWB Lifestyle Agency, were on-hand to offer the latest in style trends, advice and services. Beavers, who works with Carmelo Anthony, likened All-Star Weekend to the “Fashion Week of the NBA,” and A Glam Slam recapped the runway-ready styles:

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KEEPING SCORE: ATHLETES ATTEND MERCEDES BENZ FASHION WEEK IN NEW YORK

Posted on February 14th, by HeatherZeller in BLOG. 1 Comment

Fashions from across the globe have been on full display, as athletes showcase sporting styles at the Winter Olympic games in Sochi. At the same time, fashion houses have revealed the newest Fall/Winter 2014 collections, as part of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York.

A wide array of sports stars continue to make plays for fashion, lining front rows and vying for the spotlight with their showtime sartorial choices. As another season comes to a close, A Glam Slam breaks down the athletes who appeared at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York:

The Heart Truth Red Dress Fashion Show tapped famous female faces to walk the runway, in place of fashion models. The show is meant to raise awareness for heart disease, and has each of the women donning red designs. An injury kept Lindsey Vonn out of the Winter Games in … Read More »



AMIR JOHNSON’S SIDELINE STYLE: THE RAPTORS “JERSEY VEST”

Posted on February 13th, by HeatherZeller in BLOG. 1 Comment

Toronto Raptors forward, Amir Jonson, debuted a unique sideline style statement last night, during a matchup against the Atlanta Hawks. An injured Johnson was unable to suit up in uniform, but he still incorporated his hardwood gear into his ensemble. Johnson opted for a personalized piece of fashion. He was dressed in a custom vest, made from a Raptors jersey. The vest came from MADE Clothing and for a loser look at Johnson’s design consultation, visit here.

Amir looking dapper, rocking a jersey-vest on the Raptors bench pic.twitter.com/9tCYdlpAGk

— Josh Lewenberg (@JLew1050) February 13, 2014

Last year’s NBA Draft put a version of this trend on full display. Prospective players across the board debuted custom jacket linings, with many featuring deconstructed jerseys. Ben McLemore was among the draftees who paid homage to his alma-mater, adding a Kansas jersey to the interior of his jacket. … Read More »



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