Saturday, April 23, 2016

B.A.F.F.L.E.D. Remembers

The Legendary Prince, Through Style--

This past Thursday, the world lost a musical genius and fashion icon, Prince.  As someone who could play many instruments, sing and dance, Prince found himself in limited company as far as his level of talent and adoration.  He not only soothed our ears, but gave us something to look at every single chance he got.  

He once said his biggest fear was "being normal".  There's no way he could have ever faced this fear. From the hair to the threads, Prince was always different.  He revolutionized the color purple, and had the whole world wearing his color the day he left us.

Let's take a look at some of the unique, edgy, and trailblazing styles left to us by none other than the Prince himself.

We're adding in a few of our favorite tunes, too.  


Diamonds and Pearls


The Most Beautiful Girl in the World


Purple Rain

Rest in Peace, Prince.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

B.A.F.F.L.E.D. Fashion Law

Green Is the New Black--Sustainability in Fashion--

The Fashion Law Project in LA is putting the emergence of sustainability in the fashion industry on the runway.  On April 15th, Loyola Law School will host a panel of experts on fashion law and its convergence with sustainability.

Register now...and if you're a fashion law jetsetter, stop in Chicago for this fashion law-inspired networking event first.

Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Reception to Follow
Opening address:
Ilse Metchek, President, California Fashion Association (CFA)
Topic One: Good Things Come In Green Packages: Sustainability In The Supply Chain
Step out of your pumps - the fashion industry is resizing its carbon footprint!  Innovative companies are redesigning the supply chain to incorporate new materials and designs that reduce waste and cost because it's not only good for the planet, it's good for business.
Rick Horwitch, Vice President, Bureau Veritas Consumer Products
Tasha Lenise Lewis, Ph.D., Assistant Professor Fashion Design Management Department of Fiber Science & Apparel Design, Cornell University
Travis Heard, Vice President, Finance & Strategy, OuterknownBrian K. Brookey, Partner, Tucker Ellis LLP
Topic Two: Tough Love: Sustaining A Fashion Brand From Start-Up To Staple
No one knows tough love like the fashion industry.  According to Bloomberg, eight out of ten businesses fail within the first eighteen months.  In fashion, businesses must balance the forces of trends, competition, and monetization­ to launch, grow, and protect their brand.  In the fast-paced market, how can a fashion brand keep up?
Bradley McGavin, General Counsel and Vice President of Legal Affairs, St. John Knits Aaron L. Renfro, Shareholder, Call JensonCheryl A. Solomon, former Chief Legal Officer at Toms and former General Counsel, Gucci
Lunchtime Fireside Chat - Speaker to be announced. Stay tuned!
Topic Three: Truth in Advertising: The Art Of Storytelling Within Federal Trade Commission Rules
Social media blurs the line between authenticity and advertising. The growing popularity of social media advertising has provoked scrutiny and changing consumer protection regulations. Fashion brands must become familiar with the law and the risks to navigate this landscape and convey compelling messages. From blog posts to online sweepstakes, legal efforts to improve transparency now have consumers wondering, how authentic is the #hashtag?
Alkistis Tsitouri, Fashion Photographer and Blogger, Streetgeist
Caroline Dillingham, Founder, Power On Digital
Alan L. Friel, Partner, Baker & Hostetler LLP
Topic Four: 3D Technology: The Disruption Of Fashion Or The Next Big Thing?
What is 3D printing and how will it impact the fashion industry?  Are holograms a new model of celebrity endorsements?  Critics argue that 3D is a new vehicle to infringe and counterfeit intellectual property. Supporters advocate it will revolutionize production and marketing in the fashion industry.  3D is here, it's going to change the industry, how does the law keep up?
Oliver Bajracharya, Partner, Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP
Justin Wolske, Co-Founder, Grid 110
Christina Chang, Counsel, Business & Legal Affairs, CMG Worldwide
Sheba Sheba Sheikh Hemmat, Business and Legal Affairs Manager, JustFab/ShoeDazzleStaci Riordan, Partner, Nixon Peabody & Executive Director, The Fashion Law Project, Loyola Law School, Los AngelesDeborah Greeves, Partner, Ezra Brutzkus Gubner LLP & Adjunct Professor, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Stephanie Mazepa, Vice President of Business & Legal Affairs, JustFab

Saturday, April 9, 2016

B.A.F.F.L.E.D. Fashion Law

#BossPeriod: Women's Mentoring Event--

Mentoring amongst women is so important in every field--especially those historically dominated by men.  This coming week, John Marshall Law School's Fashion Law Society is pairing up with What R U Wearing? to host a mentoring session for ladies.  

Not only will ladies be able to network with women in their current and prospective field, but get some much-deserved pampering, too.

Get your tickets here...NOW!

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