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Holiday Gift Guide: Brands That Give Back

The holidays are all about giving and also looking your best, so why not do both at the same time? Here are a few unique, luxe gift options that give back. So look good while you do good this holiday season. Angela & Roi Angela & Roi specializes in a different kind of luxury. The quality handbags are classic yet minimal, in trendy colors. And, they only use animal-friendly materials to make the bags. After helping a number of fighters and survivors of serious illnesses through their successful campaign, “Donate by color,” in which Angela & Roi donated a percentage of every bag sold to respective organizations, they currently have partnered with the ASPCA to donate a portion of sales to help mistreated animals and to convey that fashion doesn’t depend on cruelty. www.AngelaRoi.com 1Face After the purchase of a 1Face watch, you can help bring global change and support nine different causes, relating to: cancer, hunger, breast cancer, clean water, disaster relief, environment, AIDS, education and animal rights. Each cause has a specific metric that tells you exactly what your purchase does. From building wells to providing a year of education, 1Face is committed to bringing about worldwide change in a stylish way. 1Face.com Conscious Step Collection Boxes This holiday season make “An Ordinary Purchase with Extraordinary Purpose” with the Conscious Collection boxes. Encased in beautiful packaging are three pairs of stylish socks that will...

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Wedding Footwear is a Breeze with Hey Lady Shoes

Hey Lady shoes offers one-of-a-kind style with a one-of-a-kindness philosophy. Each vintage-inspired shoe with modern comfort and style will serve as a platform for giving. Not only do Hey Lady shoes include full NASA-developed memory foam insoles, but they are good for the soul. When you purchase Hey Lady shoes, you are helping deserving causes, as each purchase will immediately donate a portion of proceeds to non-profits close to the designers’ hearts. Co-founders Emily and Jessica Leung, aka the Leung Twins, could not choose just one mission to support, and wanted as many living creatures on this planet to benefit. Every shoe has a history and makes a difference for...

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INFOGRAPHIC: Top Global Trends for Italian Luxury Fashion Boutiques

italist.com is the largest marketplace for Italian luxury fashion boutiques. In a country where luxury fashion is life, Italian fashion buyers posses the sharpest eye in our industry. Italist runs a quarterly report identifying the global trends from the purchases from customers from all over the world. For this report, italist.com analyzed the sales of 200 top Italian retailers to uncover the most sold brands per region and category for both men and women for the FW16 season. From this analysis, we’ve also determined the top five countries that spend the most in Italian luxury fashion boutiques. In order...

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Aspire–For “Barely There” Eyewear

Jewelry for your face When I started wearing eyeglasses at the age of 8, very much against my will, I hated the ugly utilitarian frames and took them off whenever I could manage to see, albeit myopically, without the correction. When comfortable contact lenses became available, I jumped on that solution and used the contacts for years. And then a couple of strange things happened. I got older (again very much against my will). Presbyopia set in, which meant that if I wanted to see things (like restaurant menus) close up, I had to put on a pair of...

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Clara Kasavina: The Luxury of Elegance

Recently, a Clara Kasavina “Peggy” clutch was given to me as a gift. Someone knew what would bring a smile to my face, a twinkle to my eyes, and certainly what would accompany me on my upcoming crossing on the QM2. It also sparked my interest in the Clara Kasavina Collection. Clara and her husband started their business in New York thirty years ago and have handcrafted luxury items since. There were so many beautiful handbags and clutches, I would not have been able to pick a favorite. I could get one or two a year and be happy. What...

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LuxeBeat Exclusive: Interview with Reality TV Star & Fashion Designer Angel Brinks

We sat down with the beautiful Angel Brinks, who is one of the stars of Basketball Wives LA and a fashion designer. What started as just leggings in 2010, has since blossomed into a full line of sexy head-turning dresses, lingerie, rompers, denim and jackets. Fans of the brand include stars such as Amber Rose, Natalie “Eva” Marie of E!’s WWE Total Divas, Blac Chyna, K. Michelle, Lil’ Kim, Hazel-E of VH1’s Love & Hip Hop Hollywood, Ashanti, Jazmine Sullivan, Trina, Mya and Draya Michelle. The native Angelino and exotic beauty took time out of her busy schedule and chatted...

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Men’s Fashion Tips for a Dapper Summer

It’s hard to believe, but summer is almost here, and that means days spent by the pool, barbecues every weekend, and a variety of fun holidays on the horizon. With the weather changing and a bevy of social events on the calendar, it’s time to start your summer sprucing in—where else—the wardrobe. From footwear to outerwear, this list has all the fashion essentials you need to stand out in the crowd this summer. Denim Options Get rough and tumble with your jeans this summer, because distressed denim is back in the game. Think cuts, scrapes, and patterned distressing. Most...

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2016 Winter Travel Accessories Guide

Accessories can make or break your wardrobe, especially when it comes to travel. This winter stock up on some of the best winter travel accessories around. From the perfect skin care for your carry-on bag to cozy cashmere sweaters made for fireside lounging, you’ll be traveling in style. Here is a list of essentials for staying cozy and chic on cold-weather adventures. BELL – Flannel Button Down: Contemporary womenswear brand BELL offers easy, breezy, 100% cotton pieces made with love in the USA that easily take travelers from the beach vacation to the ski chalet. Whether you’re jetting to...

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Gentlemen’s Tonic Luxury Grooming Line

If you’re looking for that something special to get your favorite gentleman for the holidays, why not something from the Gentlemen’s Tonic line of grooming products? Gentlemen’s Tonic – known for its masculine and luxurious worldwide grooming establishments – brings self-confidence and style in the latest luxury men’s grooming product range launching in the United States.  Gentlemen’s Tonic is taking grooming needs for men to the next level with a masculine, simple, yet sophisticated and classically packaged collection. Consisting of a striking blend of naturally based plant-derived materials from sustained and renewable resources. As one of the largest range...

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Raleigh Fashion Designer Andre Todd Thornton

Andre Todd Thornton is a fashion designer and founder of clothing lines Street Mode and Twenty2. Born and raised in Newark, New Jersey, Andre’s entrepreneurial mindset catapulted him into the position of CEO within a major clothing line. Andre considers himself simple and direct, and it shows in his designs. Andre’s goal is to give the fashion world something it’s missing!

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Luxury Designer Jonathan Rachman

Jonathan Rachman is an internationally-acclaimed designer, soon to open an eponymous store of custom made goods, J. Rachman, in San Francisco, recently featured on HGTV, ELLE DECORATION and C MAGAZINE. He is about to open a store in San Francisco which will showcase many of his custom-designed goods in addition to serving as a showroom for my design business. In addition to his work as a designer, he is the editor-in-chief of a little magazine called DiSini DiSana, which means “here and there” in Indonesian, he says, “my heart is here and there all the time.” In a recent interview with Luxe...

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Exallo – in Wood We Trust

Exallo meaning “wood in different ways” in Greek, is home of the sexiest little hand-carved bow ties you’ll ever need in your arsenal of accessories. The concept is the brainchild of brothers Leonidas and Harry Souras who hail from the foothills of Mount Olympus in Greece. After they graduated from the university (Leonidas with a degree in Interior Design and Harry with a degree in Mathematics); there was a natural progression back to their roots.

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