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Denim Days Sponsor Tencel™: Denim from the Ground Up!

Keep it casual or dress it up. Find it everywhere from the boardwalk to the catwalk. With a versatile look that spans from edgy to cozy, denim is a cultural fashion staple worth celebrating. And with only five weeks standing between us and the third annual Denim Days Festival, we can’t wait to see what amazing experiences are waiting for us on June 8 and 9 in NYC!

To give us a sneak peek, #HipNJ’s Lisa Marie Latino welcomes fellow host, Maria Falzo, who also serves as the Marketing Director for the New York Denim Days Festival, along with Tricia Carey,Director Global Business Development-Denim at Lenzing Fibers.

As Maria explains, ‘Denim Days’ was born six years ago in Amsterdam, and has since found additional homes in New York City and in Nashville, Tennessee. Attendees can expect a one-of-a-kind experience that goes beyond the amazing shopping.

As in past seasons, attendees will find a selection of brands, designers, artisans and vintage vendors as well as new activations and interactive installations from denim supply chain members, artists and more.

In addition to the two-day indoor extravaganza at Metropolitan Pavillion, a one-day outdoor vintage denim market on June 9 will shut down 18th Street and feature live entertainment, food and activities for the whole family.

Tencel™ branded fibers by Lenzing return as the title sponsor of New York Denim Days. Tricia explains that year’s theme is “Denim from the ground up”, a fun play on the fact that Tencel comes from recycled trees. In fact, her entire outfit in made from Tencel, even her jacket and t-shirt! This year, brands like 3×1Garbage by Marta Goldschmied, Athleta and Triarchy will bring these recycled fibers to life.

For more information on the Denim Days Festival, like the OshKosh Children’s fashion show, Athleta Morning Yoga, and the Sneaker Exhibit, check out our blog and visit Denim-Days.com!

Ambience: A Specialty Boutique

Sometimes the name of a place really says it all. Ambience Boutique, located in Edgewater, New Jersey, is no exception. From the moment you walk in, this specialty store has a vibe and a spirit all its own, offering chic colorful fashions rivaled only by beautiful artwork adorning the walls, set in a warm, yet industrial environment.

#HipNJ’s Maria Falzo recently spoke to Dorothy Regan, co-owner of Ambience Boutique to learn about all the amazing things they are doing to empower women in their community. 

Ambience Boutique was started by Dorothy Regan and Grace Guido. They share a common vision to enhance and transform women’s sense of self through fashion. Regan describe the store as “a fun, community place” and we definitely agree! 

The store provides a positive place of empowerment for women by allowing local artists to showcase their work on the walls and hosting events to celebrate local women.

When it comes to fashion, Dorothy focuses more on how you FEEL in the clothes than how they look on you. “We mix it up! What we love, what we feel that you’re going to come in to the store and say ‘If I put this on, I’m going to feel fantastic wherever I go.’”

Soon, Ambience Boutique will be offering a premium home try-on service for women living in Manhattan, which Dorothy compared to having a “fitting room in your own home.” Which is great for women on the go who don’t necessarily have the time to go out and shop. 

To learn more about Ambience Boutique and what they have to offer you can check them out on their website www.shopambience.com.

Bloomingdale’s Pink Campaign

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Bloomingdale’s has held  The Pink Campaign for the past 13 years, this year being the 14th. Throughout the those 13 years, Bloomingdale’s has donated over $12 million to the fight against breast cancer. They plan to add to that amount this year. The purpose of this campaign is to raise money for cancer research, support, and awareness.  This year, like the others, Bloomingdale’s will be supporting The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, The Carey Foundation, and the Marisa  Acocella Foundation

There will be three classes held this month in which the proceeds will go towards Bloomingdale’s partnering charities. On Saturday, October 6th, Bloomingdale’s teams up with POE yoga for a morning yoga class. On Saturday, October 13th, Bloomingdale’s will be teaming up with Orangtheory Fitness for a morning, total body  workout class, focusing on endurance, strength, and power. Finally, on October 20th, Bloomingdale’s collaborates with Everlast for a morning boxing class where you can train like a pro! Tickets are on sale now! 

The Pink Campaign is not limited to these classes. You can also contribute to the cause by shopping! From now through October 31st, you charge a $15 fee on your Bloomingdale’s credit card, which will benefit The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, The Carey Foundation, and the Marisa  Acocella Foundation. Once you do that, if you spend $150 or more on qualifying purchases, with your Bloomingdale’s credit card online or in store, you will receive a Give Pink, Get More card worth up to $250, which can be used online or at any Bloomingdale’s store. Visit the Bloomingdale’s website for more information. 

Not only is Bloomingdale’s raising money and awareness for breast cancer, but they’re also rewarding us for doing so. You get to help a great cause, shop, and get active. This campaign definitely does a good job spreading awareness, which is what we need to push the fight against breast cancer. Programs like this are what keeps hope alive. Let’s Give Pink and Get More with Bloomingdale’s!