Vintage Bowknot Collared Blouse

Vintage Bowknot Collared Blouse OASAP.com

This blouse has been crafted in silk and cotton, featuring a retro British style and a bowknot collar, lined.
Due to different measurements, 1-2cm difference is allowed.

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  • Size(1 Inch = 2.54 CM): 
    Bust: 36.22″(M),37.8″(L)
    Shoulder: 13.98″(M),14.37″(L)
    Length: 28.35″(S),29.53″(M),cm(L)
    Sleeve: 25.59″(S),26.18″(M),cm(L)
    Waist: 29.33″(S),30.91″(M),cm(L)
    Model
    Height: 66.14″
    Weight: 46kg
    Bust: 33.07″
    Waist: 23.23″
    Hip: 33.86″
    Size: M

    Bust: 92cm(M),96cm(L)
    Shoulder: 35.5cm(M),36.5cm(L)
    Length: 72cm(S),75cm(M),cm(L)
    Sleeve: 65cm(S),66.5cm(M),cm(L)
    Waist: 74.5cm(S),78.5cm(M),cm(L)
    Model
    Height: 168cm
    Weight: 46kg
    Bust: 84cm
    Waist: 59cm
    Hip: 86cm
    Size: M

  • Color: white
  • Fabric: 50% Silk/50% Cotton
  • Washing: Wash according to instructions on care label.
  • Tag:

    white blouse, long sleeve, blouse, silk blouse, white

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Tip Top Tailors Re-invents Style for Men’s Tailored Clothing One Plastic Bottle At A Time

Tip Top Tailors, Canadas number one mens specialty store, takes style to the next level and is now providing customers Hi-Tech Fashion that actually helps save the planet. EcoGir?, the world’s only tailored suit collection made from recycled plastic bottles, is now sold exclusively under the Belissimo label at TipTop Tailors. The suits are trend right and customers are voting for the concept as sales have been brisk. Not only is it eco-friendly, the business wardrobe is completely machine wash and tumble dry. The suit comes out of the dryer ready to wear to the office. Not only does this save energy, the customer will save their wallet. The money saved on dry cleaning will virtually pay for the suit.

The Belissimo suits are available in smart business styling which make them perfect for the office or any boardroom setting. Product tags detail the process in which PET bottles are converted into new fabric. Bagir International, using their patented technology, has been the premier manufacturer of the sustainable wardrobes for over 10 years. The EcoGir? collection was first launched in Europe and is now available in Canada.

The suits look very luxurious and no one would ever know plastic bottles were the material, says Tip Top Tailors parent company Grafton Fraser Inc. Vice President of Marketing, Janet Masson. The fabric is amazing.

Belissimo continues to add the extra added value at Tip Top. The suits are also loaded with comfort features like SharpGir?, a permanent crease- wash after wash, which makes it nearly the perfect suit.

Eco-consciousness is a part of our landscape. With this awareness comes a new approach to manufacturing, design and buying habits. Having the ability to offer our partners a machine washable tailored suit, at a moderate price that is a green alternative, only strengthens our reputation in Canada. However small, we should all take part since the environment is everyones responsibility. Partnering with Bagir, enables Jaytex to offer innovative patented technology to our Canadian customers. – Pamela Morrison, Director of Marketing C Jaytex Group, a apparel supplier for Tip Top Tailors and the number one resource to Canadas retailers.

Bagir has been globally known for their Award winning technology and innovations in apparel. Being a pioneer in sustainability was just a start of Bagirs evolution of the global clothing business. In Spring 2010 Bagir continued their evolution by opening a Design Center in women’s coats London. The European arm of the company has been designing and manufacturing for Balmain, Simon Carter, Kenneth Cole, and Pierre Cardin to just name a few. Merging technology and fashion is proving to be the winning formula for todays modern man.

When buyers come to Europe to shop the trends, we are the trends they are shopping said Tim Danser who leads the North American market for Bagir. Our Speed to market in fashion is best in class. We know what is selling and can bring those proven winners back to New York, Toronto, Seattle, Dallas, and Chicago.

About Tip Top Tailors

Tip Top Tailors is a Canadian retail clothing chain, selling primarily menswear: suits, tuxedo rentals, casual wear, sportswear and outerwear; as well, each store has an in-house tailor (provides tailoring for men and women). Founded in 1909, the company now holds over 100 stores in 9 Canadian provinces. Tip Top Tailors is regarded as one of the 50 best managed private companies in Canada. Its headquarters are located in North York, Ontario. It was originally based at the Tip Top Tailors Building in Toronto, Ontario. The company was purchased by Grafton-Fraser from Dylex in the early millennium. In 2008, Gordon Brothers Group purchased a majority stake in Tip Top Tailors.

About Jaytex of Canada Limited

The Jaytex Group founded in 1978 is a privately owned company. With focused company growth through private label and branded license apparel and footwear in Canada, the Jaytex Group prides itself on long-term partnerships established over its 33 year history. The Jaytex Group is a multi-tiered company with showrooms and corporate headquarters located in Toronto, Canada. At Jaytex we enjoy a substantial competitive advantage by providing our partners with a fully integrated design, marketing, sourcing, and merchandising departments. Our standards and commitment to provide quality customer service is our number one priority. A Canadian leader, The Jaytex Group offers a diverse portfolio of brands through multiple distribution channels. The Jaytex Group is the Canadian distributor of such well established international brands including Gant, Ben Sherman, Kenneth Cole, Original Penguin, Tommy Bahama, PureLime, Unionbay, Quagmire Golf and Pony. In addition to apparel and footwear, the Jaytex Group is one of the largest distributors of womens swimwear across Canada. We set ourselves apart from our competitors by offering collections from moderate to prestige. Thanks to its brand development strategy, and the expansion of its Canadian retail network, the Jaytex Group has had a strong sustainable growth since 1978.

About Bagir International

Bagir is an exceptional designer and manufacturer of mens fashion with innovation and technology. A triad of excellence receiving international awards such as The Queens Award for Innovation, and Israeli Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor Award, Bagir is one of Europe’s largest suppliers of commercial men suiting. In addition to Simon Carter and M&S, Bagir provides tailored suits in Europe for fashion giants such as Kenneth Cole, Next, Patrick Cox, Moss Brothers, Balmain, Burton, Belissimo and has its sights on the US market. Bagir is a leader and multiple patent holders in textile innovations, and designs. With technology innovation as a building block Bagir continues to be a juggernaught by turning their focus wholeheartedly to fashion and design. With their London Design Center, Bagir continues being the leader of commercial fashion by leveraging their expertise of UK fashion and their collection archives to create fashion forward designs for all their global markets and divisions. Their London Design center was created specifically to assist all divisions’ capacity to produce quick response fashions, as trends forecast youthful fashion changes every three to four months.
To learn more about Bagir, contact:

Tim Danser
Vice- President
Bagir International
499 Fashion Ave
New York, NY 10018
212.560.9650

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Wrap Up in Style with Denise Van Outen Super Comfy Womens Signature Range from Very.co.uk

Actress and mother of one, Denise Van Outen knows how to look good either on or of duty. The star, who regularly appears on the red carpet and a host of showbiz events manages to look as stylish in a designer dress as she does in comfy casual womens tops.

For Autumn/Winter 2010, Denise has collaborated with online shopping brand, Very.co.uk to create a stylish range of separates for a new DVO Signature range to give a truly comfy and contemporary look.

Choose from key pieces such as the on-trend DVO Signature Sheepskin Coat at ?300, the cosy cover up gives a easy to wear option for cooler Autumnal days. Team with womens skinny jeans from ?35 and caramel striped T shirt at ?20 for an effortless casual day time outfit.

More cosy, casual options are offered with the hooded sweater complete with zip in neutral cream colourway at ?29. Find a great selection of stylish everyday separates from asymmetric cardigans from women’s coats 63;25 and zip leggings from ?15 and waterfall T-shirts with soft draping from ?25.

With plenty of options on how to dress for days out with the kids, lunch with friends or doing the school run, DVO Signature for very.co.uk offers wearable style delivered to the door.

For images and further information on shopping at Very.co.uk please contact:

Gemma Tomkys gemma(at)leepublciity(dot)co(dot)uk
Michelle Miller michelle(dot)miller(at)shopdirect(dot)com

Notes to editors:

  • Very.co.uk is part of the Shop Direct Group, the UKs largest online and home shopping retailer with sales of circa ?1.7 billion

Shop Direct Group has 5 million active customers across the business and employs around 9,500 people

Brands within the Shop Direct Group portfolio include Littlewoods, very.co.uk, Woolworths.co.uk, Littlewoods Ireland, Littlewoods Europe, Additions, Great Universal, Choice, Kays, Empire Stores and Marshall Ward

Shop Direct Group is the 2nd largest online clothing retailer in the UK, 3rd largest furniture retailer in the UK, 4th largest sportswear retailer in the UK and 5th largest electrical retailer in the UK

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Debenhams Reveals that Britons are Going Gaga for Afternoon Tea

Debenhams, one of Britain’s leading department stores, has reported that ‘taking’ afternoon tea, the epitome of British refinement, is making a surprising come-back thanks to American pop sensation Lady Gaga.

Sales of china teacups and saucers are up to 119%, and other afternoon tea accoutrement such as teapots (http://www.debenhams.com/home-furniture/dinnerware/dinnerware-loose/coffee-teapots), plates and cake stands are flying off the shelves since Lady Gaga made delicate crockery her accessory of choice.

The international pop sensation was pictured drinking from a china cup and saucer earlier this year and was bizarrely seen walking round cup and saucer in hand wherever she went.?

It was also reported that the Poker Faced singer was so attached to her crockery that a taxi was sent on a ?35 round trip to collect the cup and saucer that the ‘Bad Romance’ singer had mistakenly left at one of Londons top hotels.

Selling over 62 different styles of cups and saucers (http://www.debenhams.com/home-furniture/dinnerware/dinnerware-loose/cups-saucers) and serving over 4.5m cups of tea a year, Debenhams wants to ensure, that like Gaga, its customers have cup and saucer etiquette down to a tee.

Ed Watson, spokesperson for Debenhams, said, “Lady Gaga is driving this trend towards tea drinking, and surprisingly it seems that the American pop eccentric knows a lot about traditional British etiquette.

“While the uneducated may feel that raising of the little finger is women’s coats de rigueur with their Darjeeling and proper with their PG, Gaga’s pinkie remains firmly aligned to her remaining digits C the correct way to take your cuppa.”

To ensure that the British public is keeping pinkie fingers at bay, Debenhams is launching a Civilised Drinking Campaign to educate customers on the intricacies of taking tea.

Shop assistants will be asking customers in the crockery department if they are aware of the proper manners associated with tea drinking.

‘Ladette to Lady’ Social & Etiquette Expert, Liz Brewer added, “Traditionally, English afternoon tea epitomized elegance and has thankfully returned to fashion not only as a daily ritual, but as a way of impressive entertaining, especially for those on a limited budget!?

“I’m afraid the ‘pinkie’ may have returned in some circles due to the increase in tea drinking but it is in fact incorrect. Raising a pinkie is totally unacceptable,?and unkindly – it is considered a pretense to good manners indicating the owner doesn’t have any.”

Ed Watson continued, “Last year we launched a Civilised Dining Campaign after discovering that shoppers had abandoned traditional eating etiquette by eating the majority of meals with just a fork C so it’s fantastic to see another return to traditional British manners, despite it being lead by an unlikely ambassador.”

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About Debenhams:
Debenhams is a leading department stores group with a strong presence in key product categories including women’s fashion, dresses, health and beauty, menswear, kids clothing, home, perfume gift sets (http://www.debenhams.com/beauty/fragrance), party dresses (http://www.debenhams.com/women/occasion-evening-wear) and Christmas lingerie (http://www.debenhams.com/christmas/lingerie-nightwear).

Debenhams is the second largest department store chain in the UK.

Debenhams operates 167 stores in the UK, Republic of Ireland and Denmark, comprising 154 full department stores and 13 Desire by Debenhams stores, which is a small store concept featuring an edited product range. Debenhams also has 60 international franchise stores in 23 countries. Debenhams online store can be found at Debenhams.com, where shoppers can find out all about the latest products to reach Debenhams’s via Debenhams TV.

Press Contact:
Carie Barkhuizen
Debenhams PR Manager
Debenhams
33 Wigmore Street
London
W1U 1QX
020 7408 3298
http://www.debenhams.com

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Lack of Sponsorship Keeps Women from Breaking Through the Glass Ceiling, Finds New Study

High performing women fail to acquire the backing they need to attain leadership positions, finds a new Harvard Business Review Research Report. The study findings were announced today at American Express headquarters in New York City with remarks by American Express Chairman and CEO Kenneth Chenault, among others.

Despite enormous progress at the lower and middle rungs of the corporate ladder, few women are moving into the C-Suite. The Sponsor Effect study uncovers the prime cause: the vast majority of highly qualified women don’t have political allies to propel, inspire and protect them through the perilous straits of upper management. They lack, in a word, sponsorship.

Sponsors advocate and facilitate critical career moves. Just as President Obama did for Elena Kagan, and John McCain for Sarah Palin, sponsors go out on a limb for their protges, providing stretch opportunities, forming critical connections, and promoting visibility. Without sponsorship it is nearly impossible to climb the last slippery slopes of the career ladder–where competition is at its most intense.

Study Key Findings:

  • Women underestimate the power of the sponsor effect. Sponsorship confers a statistical benefit of up to 30 percent in terms of more stretch assignments, promotions, and pay raises.
  • Most women believe that hard work alone will succeed in turning heads and netting rewards. Fully 77 percent insist that hard work and long hours, not connections, account for their advancement.
  • Valuable professional relationships between an older, more powerful male and a younger female are avoided for fear of speculation of an affair. Most senior men (64 percent) avoid sponsoring junior women for this reason.
  • Men can cultivate more sponsors than women because they’re less constrained by family and domestic responsibilities. Sixty percent of working women do at least 75 percent of the housework; 56 percent still shoulder at least 75 percent of the childcare.
  • Women benefit from, but rarely get, sponsor guidance on how to adjust their style, clothing, and executive presence to look the part of a leader–feedback men readily give to other men.
  • Finding, retaining, and providing sponsorship has proven more difficult since the economic downturn.

In addition to identifying the sponsorship shortfall, the study also reveals how some of today’s largest Fortune 500 companies are addressing it with innovative solutions.

Companies like American Express, Cisco, Citi, Deloitte, and Time Warner are creating comprehensive approaches to building and leveraging sponsor networks. The study describes end-to-end solutions that incorporate senior leader support, enrichment and education for women, and a structured approach to ensure that sponsorship grows as a function of proactive
talent management.

Programs promulgating sponsorship include:

American Express: Women in the Pipeline & at the Top
Cisco: Inclusive Advocacy Program
Citi: Women Leading Citi
Deloitte: Leading to WIN
Time Warner: Breakthrough Leadership

At the event to launch the study, remarks were made by:

Kenneth Chenault, Chairman and CEO, American Express
Barbara Adachi, National Managing Director, Human Capital, Deloitte Consulting
Sylvia Ann Hewlett, President, Center for Work-Life Policy
Rosalind Hudnell, Chief Diversity Officer and Global Director of Education and Extern women’s jackets online al
Relations, Intel
Melinda Merino, Executive Editor, Harvard Business Review Press
Kerrie Peraino, Chief Diversity Officer, American Express

Methodology:

Spearheaded by American Express, Deloitte, Intel and Morgan Stanley, and the Hidden Brain Drain Task Force, research for the study comprised seven virtual strategy sessions, eleven focus groups, numerous one-on-one interviews, and two surveys (2,952 U.S. women and men in January and February 2010, and 1,085 respondents in June and July 2010) conducted by Knowledge Networks under the auspices of the Center for Work-Life Policy, a nonprofit research organization.

The Hidden Brain Drain Task Force

Established in 2004 by Sylvia Ann Hewlett (Center for Work-Life Policy and Columbia University), Carolyn Buck Luce (Ernst & Young) and Cornel West (Princeton University), this private sector task force aims to identify, develop, and promote a second generation of corporate policies and practices that support the ambition, work, and life needs of highly qualified women and minorities. Uniting its 60 global member firms, which represent four million employees operating in 190 countries around the world, is the understanding that full utilization of the talent pool is at the heart of competitive advantage and economic success.

About the Authors

Sylvia Ann Hewlett, is the founding President of the Center for Work-Life Policy (CWLP), a Manhattan-based think tank where she chairs the “Hidden Brain Drain,” a task force of 60 global companies committed to global talent innovation.

Kerrie Peraino is the chief diversity officer at American Express, a position she assumed in September 2008. She is responsible for developing the company’s global diversity and inclusion strategy for nearly 60,000 employees in more than 100 markets.

Laura Sherbin, vice president and the director of research at the Center for Work-Life Policy, heads up data collection and analytics. An economist specializing in labor force and gender issues, Sherbin is also an adjunct Professor at the School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University where she teaches “Women and Globalization.”

Karen Sumberg, vice president and director of projects and communications at the Center for Work-Life Policy, heads up the demographic and generations research. Over the last five years she has led key research projects including Bookend Generations and Sin Fronteras.

For an interview with one of the authors please contact Elizabeth Hazelton, Fortier Public Relations at (646) 734-4243 or elizabeth(at)fortierpr(dot)com.

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chickdowntown.com Announces International Model Search

chickdowntown.com, an online retailer offering the latest fashion trends in women’s contemporary clot Tips: Find Street Fashion Online(may be you can find what you want on the oasap.com) hing is conducting an International Model Search open to young women ages 15 and older.

Aspiring models are asked to submit a video, head shot, and full length image of themselves wearing their favorite looks to enter for a chance to win the opportunity of a lifetime and become the new face of chickdowntown.com, while starting a modeling career with maximum exposure. chickdowntown.com models have graced the pages of Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, Marie Claire, Lucky, Teen Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Instyle, and Nylon magazines, among others.

Video submissions will be reviewed by the judges at chickdowntown.com, who will select 8 semi-finalists. These semi-finalists will each receive a $250 chickdowntown.com gift card in addition to having their video posted to http://www.chickdowntownTV.com. At this point, the chickdowntownTV.com audience will vote for their favorite model want-to-be. The top three vote recipients will each receive a $1000 chickdowntown.com gift card and move on to become finalists in the competition – and then the audience voting starts all over again.

The winner will receive a $5000 chickdowntown.com gift card, and will be flown round trip to Pittsburgh all expenses and accommodations paid, for a photo shoot. The photographs will be used in an upcoming national ad campaign, chickdowntown.com’s LOOKBOOK, and more. The winner will also be paid the going rate.

5’9” or taller is the preferred height. Entrants must be 15 years of age or older and have parental consent if under 18.

Video, headshot, and full length submissions can be made by emailing a you-tube link and jpegs to info @ chickdowntown.com or by sending a non-returnable CD/DVD to chickdowntown.com, 717 Liberty Avenue, Suite 2300, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. Whether the video and images are mailed or emailed, a video submission/image release form is required with the entry. The video/image submission release form is available for download at http://www.chickdowntown.com and http://www.chickdowntownTV.com

Deadline for submissions is January 10, 2009. The winner will be announced February 1, 2009.

chickdowntown.com carries over 200 lines of current season women’s contemporary clothing, accessories, shoes, handbags, and jewelry from cutting-edge designers worldwide. Name brands include Catherine Malandrino, Current/Elliott, Erickson Beamon, Vera Wang Lavender Label, and Nanette Lepore to name a few. Shoes by designers such as Pedro Garcia, Giuseppe Zanotti, and Loeffler Randall also set the pace at this online luxury emporium. For a full listing of designers and to view the collections, visit http://www.chickdowntown.com, where the latest arrivals are showcased in the web-site’s LOOKBOOK, Holiday Gift Guide, and Party Dress Book.

Attention to detail and a strong commitment to customer service also set chickdowntown.com apart from other online retailers. All purchases arrive individually wrapped in chickdowntown.com’s signature tissue and are presented in a gift box. A black satin ribbon is the finishing touch. There is free ground shipping in the continental US.

About chickdowntown.com:
http://www.chickdowntown.com is an online boutique featuring the latest fashions in women’s contemporary clothing. The site carries over 200 lines of clothing, accessories, shoes, handbags, and jewelry from designers worldwide, and is one of the Internet’s most popular fashion destinations. A subscription-based newsletter is available for those who are interested in updates regarding new arrivals and other chickdowntown.com special events.

About http://www.chickdowntownTV.com :
The recently launched chickdowntownTV.com is a behind the scenes look at http://www.chickdowntown.com. Reality TV marries the latest fashion trends with feature spots that include nationally televised commercials, photo shoots, model interviews, fashion shows, designer profiles, styling tips, model search, and more.

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