Archive | May, 2011

Blog Spotlight: Intern Chic

15 May

If you’re an intern or looking to start your summer internship soon, then check out the newest blog just for you! Intern Chic provides fashion interns with advice and news to increase their knowledge of the fashion industry specifically tailored to those just starting out. Unlike websites that only provide fashion internship listings, Intern Chic uniquely offers much more.

Intern Chic is divide into a few sections. Tip Dujour features weekly fashion internship advice from site creator Ashli Townsend. The List is a compilation of mini-profiles on fashion industry elite, complete with name pronunciations and Chic Facts. The Chic Calendar keeps interns in the know with the hottest fashion events of the year and Chic Listings showcases the latest fashion internship job opportunities.

Then, there’s Chic Speak, which is a dictionary filled with stylish terms necessary to speak the language of fashion. Intern Chat allows interns to connect and discuss past, current and future internships. The Trends section keeps interns up to date on the latest from the runways. Finally, Style Daily serves as the site’s fashion news blog.

About the Founder


Intern Chic was created and founded by “professional intern” and Los Angeles native, Ashli Townsend (@fashionablyL8). Ashli has completed a variety of internships, including Mattel’s Barbie Design Department, Baby Phat’s Design Department, as well as at a host of notable fashion PR firms. She ultimately decided to share the knowledge she gained while interning with the masses via Intern Chic.

Ashli says Intern Chic was created with fashion interns in mind, but benefits anyone striving to stay in the know with the fashion industry.

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Trend Watch: Music Festival Style

3 May

Photo: Refinery29 SF Launch Party

Last Thursday, I attended the Refinery29 SF launch party and mingled with San Francisco’s fashionistas and ‘os. A few days before the event, I had my usual mini panic attack (like most girls do before an event) and remembered coming across the cutest dress from a recent email sent over by A|X Armani Exchange about their event at Coachella.

Only a few days before the Refinery29 SF launch party, I raced over to the store and bought the Flutter Sleeve Mini Dress by A|X Armani Exchange that caught my eye while going through my inbox. Saved!  All in all, it was an awesome night and the dress was perfect for the party.

Wondering if there are any other fun ways to wear the dress? Check out Vanessa Hudgens below as she belted the dress and slouched it down below her shoulders for a more casual look.

Find even more casual “music festival style” below on celebs like Penn Badgley, Kellan Lutz, Ian Somerhalder, Jamie Chung, Nina Dobrev, Shiloh Fernandez, Heather Hemmens, Jessica Stroup, Matt Barr, Taryn Manning, Evan Ross and Marielle Jaffe.

They all showed off their best festival fashion in Armani Exchange last month in Indio, CA, throughout Coachella’s countless shows and soirees.

And on Saturday, April 16, A|X Armani Exchange and 944 Magazine hosted the second annual NEON CARNIVAL in Indio, CA. When they weren’t hitting the dance floor, guests enjoyed carnival games and rides like bumper cars, kite runners and slides, and noshed on old-school carnival snacks. Also featured at the festivities: Case–Mate provided a photo booth for guests to snap shots and capture the memories as they were displayed on the hangar wall.  5Gum dished out treats for guests to enjoy while Jose Cuervo Platino and Ciroc Vodka kept the soiree alive well into the morning hours with each of their signature cocktails.

Sounds like a fun time and a great way to bring fashion and music together through timely events! Check out all the style below and tell me what do you think of this trend! How would you “rock” it?

Armani Exchange Music Festival Style

All items above are available at Armani Exchage Stores and online at www.armaniexchange.com.

GET THE LOOKS: Vanessa Hudgens: Flutter Sleeve Mini Dress; Heather Hemmens: Jungle Burnout Shirt; Jamie Chung: Sheer Rouched Jacket; Nina Dobrev: Bahama Print Maxi Dress; Marielle Jaffe: Pieced Bikini; Heather Hemmens: Quilted Cross Body Bag; Jamie Chung: 20th Beaded Shift Dress; Jessica Stroup: Metallic Bandeau Mini; Shiloh Fernandez: Hooded Linen Shirt; Kellan Lutz: Dark Wash T-Shirt; Penn Badgley: Space Stripe Henley; Penn Badgley: Yarn Stripe Henley; Kellan Lutz: Straw Fedora; Penn Badgley: Linen Utility Shirt; Solar Remix Sunglasses.

**Photo Credit: StarTraks Photo

**Kellan Kutz Photo Credit: Zimbio **Penn Badgley Photo Credit: WENN Photos