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Kelly Wynne is Coming to Nordstrom

The newly imposed trend of clear handbags for sports fans and music-lovers is finally hitting the shelves. The designer announced that Nordstrom will be selling Kelly Wynne handbags beginning late July. It is currently the only clear handbag the retailer is carrying for fashionistas.

Kelly Wynne recently released the first ever backpack for the brand. It is clear with a removable flap that allows it to transition into a tote for easier access through security.

In addition, the brand offers customization for their clear handbags, so customers can purchase their team colors. Shoppers can choose from eight python prints including: black/grey and white, blue, navy, purple, red/navy, crimson/maroon, green, and orange.

“As a personal shopper of Nordstrom, it’s surreal to see my bags now carried here,” said Kelly Wynne Ferguson, CEO of Kelly Wynne. “We are excited for this new partnership and honored to be Nordstrom’s premiere choice for their customers for clear handbags. This opens up new distribution channels for our brand with one of the largest and most reputable retailers. We look forward to working with Nordstrom and know that our game day bags offer a ‘wynne-wynne’ opportunity.”

Looking ahead, Kelly Wynne will be launching her “Mirage” Fall collection this August that is inspired by the desert. It also has a deeper theme that calls out the facade many people live behind in today’s online world. Furthermore, the brand will offer over 50 new handbags with various python prints, all inspired by being authentic and being comfortable in one’s own skin. 

You can check out Kelly Wynne’s handbags here!

Kingpins Show Presents: Trend

#HipNJ had the pleasure of attending Kingpins exclusive fashion presentation in NYC, Denim Trends, for their S/S 2019 season! The event featured an installation of garments using in-season fabrics, and we were nothing short of impressed at all the gorgeous looks we could find!


A view of the simultaneously gorgeous & edgy setup.

Boutique Bazaar: The spotlight on the Middle East that drove last season’s fascination with re-worked Arabic typefaces further evolves this season to drive a more sophisticated, sun-bleached desert-inspired summer story. Time-worn textiles marry with ultra-faded indigos, cementing this as the season’s true vintage denim theme. Explore authentic artisanal crafts and techniques including border prints, Islamic geometric, hand-loomed blanket stripes & tufted surfaces.”

Shirt: Aruind, Pants: Cazik

Summer Goth: The Noughties is the new era everyone is drawing inspiration from, due to the recent obsession with the near-nostalgia. Maligned subcultures of the decade collide: emo-heroes such as Marilyn Manson & trash-fashion icons Paris Hilton and Ed Hardy mix with Y2K race references to create a new susubversive anti-cool look. Tap into musical genres of the era, including nu-metal, goth and grunge to influence both styling, detail and surface. Punched and deconstructed denim is paired with bootlegged metal typefaces and patches, S&M gothic detailing and grunge-inspired destroyed plaids.”

Our favorite presentation we came upon (among the many!) was by Amy Leverton of Denim Dudes.

Denim Dads: Just when you thought it couldn’t get any more normal…Drawing inspiration from the mundane, this story evolves from the anti-fashion movement epitomized by norm core & athleisure. Taking elements of last season’s youth-driven sports-casual styling & mixing it with sensible apparel, Denim Dads encompasses a look that references suburban middle-aged dad style. This is a story all about wardrobe essentials: the regular 5-pocket jeans, the practical cagoule, the ugly sneaker, the blazer, and the basic tee.”

We definitely recommend perusing Kingpins’ website – you might find some inspiration!

Bloomingdale’s Fall Fashion Preview

#HipNJ attended a  fall fashion preview with Bloomingdale’s Short Hills and Dawn Del Russo at #ShortHillsMall.

Dawn gave some extraordinary fall fashion tips and showed us a ton of up-and-coming styles. Check them out below.

1. You NEED a bomber jacket this fall!bomber

2. Bow blouses are in.bloom6

3. These leather skirts will definitely be making an appearance in our closets.skirts

4. You can easily dress up or down a velvet blazer, especially in the luxe color of the season- wine!bloom7
5. Check out these pink velvet pumps, courtesy of Sarah Jessica Parker!bloom5
6. You can never have enough velvet. Don’t believe us? Check out this high-neck velvet dress.bloom2
7. Want to have some fun this fall? Animal print and cut-outs are the way to go!bloom4
8. Faux-fur is back in a big way!bloom

Dawn Del Russo is a celebrity on-air fashion & lifestyle expert. She is the CEO of the trendy Bella Dawn boutique and author of 101 Glam Girl Ways to an Ultra Chic Lifestyle.

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