Experience the Shoppable Selfie – #SaksStyle Hub

Shop Saks, tag your ensemble with #SaksStyle and get featured on Saks.com.

We are counting down to the kick-off of New York Fashion Week and the launch of our #SaksStyle hub. As editors, stylists, models, photographers, bloggers and tastemakers make their way to New York for the Spring 2015 season, we will be launching a user-generated content experience (saks.com/saksstyle), think “the shoppable selfie.” This Fanreel hub, created by Curalate, will function as a daily go-to guide for fashion inspiration created solely by Saks customers, highlighting products purchased from Saks Fifth Avenue locations nationwide and online.

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A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Our #SaksStyle Video

Bonnie: MillyRibbed Wool Sweater I MillyWinter Orchid Midi Skirt

Naty: T by Alexander WangPebbled Leather Motorcycle Jacket  I  TheoryProsecco Striped Cropped Tee  I  Dolce & GabbanaSpotted Round Sunglasses

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We are counting down to the kick-off of New York Fashion Week and the launch of our #SaksStyle hub. As editors, stylists, models, photographers, bloggers and tastemakers make their way to New York for the Spring 2015 season, we will be launching a user-generated content experience (saks.com/saksstyle), think “the shoppable selfie.” This Fanreel hub, created by Curalate, will function as a daily go-to guide for fashion inspiration created solely by Saks customers, highlighting products purchased from Saks Fifth Avenue locations nationwide and online.

SaksStyle-hub-naty-bonnie-bts-saks

A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Our #SaksStyle Video

Bonnie: MillyRibbed Wool Sweater I MillyWinter Orchid Midi Skirt

Naty: T by Alexander WangPebbled Leather Motorcycle Jacket  I  TheoryProsecco Striped Cropped Tee  I  Dolce & GabbanaSpotted Round Sunglasses

To give you a better (and way more fun) idea of how our exciting new hub will work, we tapped Naty Chabanenko and Bonnie Chen, Next Models and Instagram superstars, to run amuck at our New York flagship store for our official #SaksStyle video directed by Wilhelmina Artist Billy Rood.

Always Ready for a Close-Up

Naty: A.L.C.Studded Leather Motorcycle Jacket  I  Haute HippieBustier Jacket  I  3.1 Phillip LimPashli Metallic Mini Messenger Bag  I  Stella McCartneyButterfly Acetate Cat’s-Eye Sunglasses  I  JoieElaine Leather & Elastic Crisscross Sandals

Bonnie: MillyMetallic Leather Pencil Skirt  I  Malone SouliersEmanuelle Leather & Snakeskin Pumps

The #SaksStyle hub is the first of its kind in that Saks enthusiasts can contribute to the hub not only through Instagram, but through Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr as well. The #SaksStyle hub is completely shoppable, creating a 360° experience that turns Saks lovers into style icons whose shoppable selfies can inspire others to get their looks with a couple clicks. “We are creating a community where our most style savvy customers can engage, shop looks within the photos on saks.com and be inspired by the fashion point of view of others,” says Qianna Smith, Director of Social Media. “Our goal is to connect customers with similar interests in the most dynamic way possible, which meant breaking new ground by encompassing four of the most prominent social networks into one cohesive hashtag photo sharing experience.”

 Naty Strikes a Pose Outside of Our NYC Flagship

A.L.C - Getty Silk Double-Layer Tank I  Manolo Blahnik - Chaos Patent Leather Ankle-Strap Sandals  I  Zoe ChiccoDiamond & 14K Yellow Gold Triangle Cuff Bracelet

Our #SaksStyle girls, Bonnie and Naty are no strangers to the art of the selfie and social media, so sit back and take a few cues from some shopping and social professionals. Remember, when the #SaksStyle hub goes live, start snapping for a chance to become a Saks Fifth Avenue style icon!

 

Hear more about the exciting launch of #SaksStyle on Page 3 of WWD!


Ralph Lauren Children’s Fall 2014 Available at Saks

10% of all sales will go to help promote child literacy.

This past spring, Ralph Lauren staged his Children’s Fall 2014 collection on a very apropos runway – at the New York Public Library. The presentation correlated beautifully with Ralph Lauren’s philanthropic initiatives through its own Children’s Literacy Program, which worked in partnership with the Reach Out & Read non-profit organization for the event. Reach Out & Read is an organization comprised of doctors and nurses who promote early literacy by providing children with new books in their pediatric examination rooms. It is now in its 25th year. The Ralph Lauren Children’s fashion show was hosted by Uma Thurman, featured 55 models, sporting great back-to-school looks for both boys and girls and featured a live performance by the cast of Broadway’s Matilda the Musical, based on Roald Dahl’s children’s classic novel.

Unlike most fashion shows, one doesn’t have to wait half a year to get their hands on these great kids’ pieces. They’re available right now at Saks Fifth Avenue retail stores and on Saks.com. Check out some of the key looks below and make sure to check out the small clip from behind the scenes of Ralph Lauren Children’s Fall 2014 fashion show.

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Ralph Lauren Children’s Fall 2014 Key Looks for Your Back-to-School Youngsters

Leather Moto Jacket  I  Tartan Plaid and Sequin Dress

Boy’s Wool Toggle Jacket  I  Mesh Polo Shirt  I  Striped Shirt

Girl’s Wool Blazer  I  Oxford Shirt  I  Fair Isle Skirt  I Striped Scarf

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This past spring, Ralph Lauren staged his Children’s Fall 2014 collection on a very apropos runway – at the New York Public Library. The presentation correlated beautifully with Ralph Lauren’s philanthropic initiatives through its own Children’s Literacy Program, which worked in partnership with the Reach Out & Read non-profit organization for the event. Reach Out & Read is an organization comprised of doctors and nurses who promote early literacy by providing children with new books in their pediatric examination rooms. It is now in its 25th year. The Ralph Lauren Children’s fashion show was hosted by Uma Thurman, featured 55 models, sporting great back-to-school looks for both boys and girls and featured a live performance by the cast of Broadway’s Matilda the Musical, based on Roald Dahl’s children’s classic novel.

Unlike most fashion shows, one doesn’t have to wait half a year to get their hands on these great kids’ pieces. They’re available right now at Saks Fifth Avenue retail stores and on Saks.com. Check out some of the key looks below and make sure to check out the small clip from behind the scenes of Ralph Lauren Children’s Fall 2014 fashion show.

Ralph-Lauren-Childrens-Fall-2014-Fashion-Show-Literacy-Program-Saks

Ralph Lauren Children’s Fall 2014 Key Looks for Your Back-to-School Youngsters

Leather Moto Jacket  I  Tartan Plaid and Sequin Dress

Boy’s Wool Toggle Jacket  I  Mesh Polo Shirt  I  Striped Shirt

Girl’s Wool Blazer  I  Oxford Shirt  I  Fair Isle Skirt  I Striped Scarf

From August 18, 2014 through August 24, 2014, 10% of the purchase price from the sale of Ralph Lauren Childrenswear apparel and accessories (excluding footwear and hosiery) sold at Saks retail stores and Saks.com will be donated to Reach Out and Read as part of the Ralph Lauren Children’s Literacy Program.

Take a look at some of the highlights from the children’s fashion show below:


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To learn more about Reach Out and Read, visit ReachOutAndRead.org.

 

 Books provided in partnership with Scholastic.

 

Make sure to check out all the key looks at our Ralph Lauren Kids Event.


Lights, Camera, Fashion

The New York Fashion Film Festival unspools in Chelsea.

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Irreverence, fantasy, and an electrifying bass reverberated at the 5th annual New York Fashion Film Festival last week in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood. Filmmakers, photographers and the fashion crowd packed the SVA Theater, and our own Saks Fifth Avenue editors sat front and center.

Co-founded by photographer Bon Duke, he says the festival began “out of pure will to expose what was out there and show them on a big screen compared to a small device.” This year’s edition screened 16 films, followed by fashion stalwart and iconic editor/writer Glenn O’Brien’s panel discussion about whether the showcased works were, in his words, “really films or merely screen-savers”.

On the eve of New York Fashion Week, veteran fashion consultant Julie Gilhart deliberated on the intense and fast impressions the films make: “We all see so many runway shows, and when it’s over, it’s over. [Fashion Week] is a grueling schedule. I’d rather watch a film.”

So what were the panelists’ favorites? Steven Meisel’s Show Girl, featuring an anti-fashion burlesque dancer, proved to be O’Brien’s, while Gilhart’s pick was Pierre Debusschere’s abstract Holy Flowers – Fade Into You. Photographer Cass Bird endorsed Habib Yazdi’s Somewhere in America and Matt Lambert’s The London Collections for their documentary-like portrayals of fashion in “real life”, and Sylvain Labs founder Alain Sylvain, sheepishly smiled and professed to “enjoy the hip hop.”

Four panelists, each with their own favorites. Go figure: in fashion, film, and fashion films, everyone has a feeling, but no one has a magic formula.